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 new patent  Concept for reacting efficiently to an emergency call

A method for operating a mobile terminal having a terminal identifier, whereby in reaction to an emergency call sent out by the mobile terminal via a communication network to a subscriber of the communication network, an instantaneous position of the mobile terminal and/or a personal identification assigned to the terminal identifier is/are transmitted automatically to the subscriber via the communication network. A corresponding mobile terminal, a method for operating an emergency call system, an emergency call system, as well as a computer program, are also described.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

 new patent  Armature and method for producing armature

In a cross sectional plane perpendicular to a center axis line of an annular core, a connection projection and a connection recess have complementary configurations in which the connection projection and the connection recess are narrowed in width with distance from coupling surfaces, the connection projection and the connection recess respectively include a pair of friction surfaces and a pair of friction surfaces extending in a direction separate from the coupling surfaces, the friction surface of the connection projection is inclined relative to a virtual normal line perpendicular to a line connecting bottom portions of the pair of friction surfaces of the connection projection, and the friction surface of the connection recess is inclined relative to a virtual normal line perpendicular to a line connecting bottom portions of the pair of friction surfaces of the connection recess.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

 new patent  Hardware-configurable logic unit and microcontroller having such a hardware-configurable logic unit

A hardware-configurable logic unit having a plurality of coarse-grain hardware elements and having a control element, the control element being set up to allow a configuration of the coarse-grain hardware elements to be modified.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

 new patent  Method and device for operating a parked motor vehicle

A method for operating a parked motor vehicle, including the following steps: monitoring a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle and/or surroundings of the motor vehicle with the aid of one or multiple motor vehicle-internal sensor(s); transmitting monitoring data which are based on the monitoring via a wireless communication network to a mobile terminal; in response to a receipt of a control command, transmitted from the mobile terminal via the wireless communication network, for controlling one or multiple component(s) of the motor vehicle, controlling the one or the multiple component(s) of the motor vehicle as a function of the control command, the one or the multiple motor vehicle component(s) being selected from the following group of motor vehicle components: a motor vehicle lighting system, a motor vehicle horn, a motor vehicle-internal sensor. A corresponding device, a motor vehicle, and a computer program, are also described.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

 new patent  Method and apparatus for operating a motor vehicle parked at a first position

A method for operating a motor vehicle parked at a first position, using a mobile terminal, including monitoring a surrounding field of the parked motor vehicle and/or a route from a present position of the mobile terminal to the parked motor vehicle, transmission of monitoring data, based on the monitoring, via a wireless communication network to a mobile terminal, after the transmission of the monitoring data, reception of a move command, sent from the mobile terminal via the wireless communication network, for moving the motor vehicle away from the first position, transferring the motor vehicle from the first position to a second position in response to the reception of the move command transmitted from the mobile terminal via the wireless communication network. A corresponding apparatus and a computer program are also described.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

 new patent  Method for acquiring signals

A method for acquiring signals of a control unit, including the steps of ascertaining a program dependency graph from a program of the control unit, the nodes of the program dependency graph being the computational steps of the program, from which signals are obtained, and whose segments are the data and/or control dependencies between the computational steps; defining a set of signals, which includes a first subset of signals to be measured and a second subset of dependent signals; assigning nodes to the first subset on condition that a node represents a signal to be measured, if a node is situated at an incoming segment of the node, outside of the set of signals; measuring the signals of the first subset; and calculating the signals of the second subset on the basis of the measured signals of the first subset.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

 new patent  Rotation rate sensor with multiple evaluation during operation at several frequencies

A rotation rate sensor includes first, second, third and fourth structures that are each movable relative to a substrate, a drive device configured to deflect each of the first, second, third, and fourth structures essentially parallel to a drive direction and out of respective resting positions of the first, second, third, and fourth structures, such that, at a first frequency, the first and fourth structures are excitable to an oscillation that is essentially in-phase relative to each other and essentially in phase-opposition relative to the second and third structures, and, at a second frequency, the first and second structures are excitable to an oscillation that is essentially in-phase relative to each other and essentially in phase-opposition relative to the third and fourth structures.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

 new patent  Hydrostatic propulsion drive for a vehicle

A hydrostatic propulsion drive for a vehicle is disclosed including an electronic control unit and a hydrostatic transmission having a hydraulic pump with an adjustable swept volume and a hydraulic motor with an adjustable swept volume, the hydraulic pump being arranged in a closed hydraulic circuit. The swept volumes of the hydraulic pump and the hydraulic motor are changeable in accordance with a correction factor which is stored in a characteristic diagram and is dependent on the rotational speed and the drive torque of the hydraulic motor, the operating pressure at the hydraulic motor being increased if the correction factor is used. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

 new patent  Actuator with auxiliary motor

An electronic transmission range select actuator (etrsa) includes two independent drive systems that are each able to actuate a common shaft, for example an output shaft of the etrsa, via a coupling device disposed between and connecting the gear trains of each system. The first drive system of the two independent drive systems is used during normal vehicle operation to change the transmission gear range to a desired gear range. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

 new patent  Hydrostatic axial piston motor of bent-axis construction

A variable-displacement hydrostatic axial piston motor of bent-axis construction includes a drive shaft, a cylinder drum that pivots in a pivoting plane, and a one-piece port plate nearly symmetrical with a central plane and with two working ports. The motor further includes an adjusting device with an adjusting piston arranged in the port plate, a control valve arranged on the port plate and with a control valve piston, a feedback spring arranged in the port plate and clamped between the adjusting piston and the control valve piston, a counterbalance valve with a counterbalance spool, and two secondary pressure-limiting valves inserted as cartridge-type inserts into the port plate. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

 new patent  Valve for metering a fluid

A valve for metering a fluid, the valve preferably being designed as a fuel injector for internal combustion engines. The valve includes an electromagnetic actuator and a valve needle that is actuatable by the actuator. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

 new patent  Differentiating a flow rate error and a dynamic error of an exhaust gas recirculation system

A method and a computer program for recognizing and differentiating a flow rate error and a dynamic error of an exhaust gas recirculation system (egr) of an internal combustion engine. Measured and modeled egr mass flow signals are each subjected to bandpass filtering using time constants optimized for determining flow rate errors and bandpass filtering using time constants optimized for determining dynamic errors. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

 new patent  Method for manufacturing a micromechanical sensor device and corresponding micromechanical sensor device

A micromechanical sensor device and a corresponding manufacturing method. The micromechanical sensor device is equipped with a substrate which includes a diaphragm area, multiple sensor layer areas being formed on the diaphragm area, which have a particular structured sensor layer; and a particular electrode device, via which the sensor layer areas are electrically connectable outside of the diaphragm area, the sensor layer areas being structured in such a way that they have length and width dimensions of a magnitude between 1 and 10 micrometers.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

 new patent  Manufacturing method for a micromechanical window structure and corresponding micromechanical window structure

A manufacturing method for a micromechanical window structure including the steps: providing a substrate, the substrate having a front side and a rear side; forming a first recess on the front side; forming a coating on the front side and on the first recess; and forming a second recess on the rear side, so that the coating is at least partially exposed, whereby a window is formed by the exposed area of the coatings.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180194395

 new patent  Tie rod

The tie rod is designed to elongate when subjected to an overload in tension that is placed on the tie rod. A plurality of threads and a reduced diameter section on the tie rod elongated when subjected to a tension overload that exceeds the design parameters of the tie rod. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180194338

 new patent  Method for determining the actuation distance in an electromechanical brake device

The disclosure relates to a method for determining the actuation distance in an electromechanical brake device having an electric brake motor, wherein the distance of a spindle nut is first determined while taking into account an initial value for the motor constant and the motor total resistance and a correction of the spindle nut distance is then performed after an estimation has been performed.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180194326

 new patent  Method and apparatus for monitoring a parked motor vehicle

A method for monitoring a parked motor vehicle, including the following steps: monitoring an interior of the motor vehicle and/or a surrounding field of the motor vehicle with the aid of a monitoring infrastructure that is assigned to an infrastructure external relative to the parked motor vehicle; transmitting monitoring data, based on the monitoring, via a wireless communication network to a mobile terminal; and in response to reception of a control command transmitted from the mobile terminal via the wireless communication network for controlling one or more components of the motor vehicle and/or for controlling one or more components of the external infrastructure, controlling the one or more corresponding components as a function of the control command. A corresponding apparatus, an infrastructure as well as a computer program are also described.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180194325

 new patent  Method and apparatus for monitoring a parked motor vehicle

A method for monitoring a parked motor vehicle, including the following steps: monitoring an interior of the motor vehicle and/or a surrounding field of the motor vehicle with the aid of a monitoring infrastructure that is assigned to an infrastructure external relative to the parked motor vehicle; monitoring the interior of the motor vehicle and/or the surrounding field of the motor vehicle with the aid of one or more sensors onboard the motor vehicle; transmitting monitoring data based on both monitorings via a wireless communication network to a mobile terminal; in response to reception of a control command transmitted from the mobile terminal via the wireless communication network for controlling one or more components of the motor vehicle and/or for controlling one or more components of the external infrastructure, controlling the one or more corresponding components as a function of the control command.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180194239

 new patent  Method for inductive energy transmission and device for operating an inductive energy transmission device

The invention relates to a method for inductive energy transmission from a transmitting coil to a receiving coil spaced apart from the transmitting coil. The receiving coil is arranged in a vehicle which is arranged stationary or is travelling on a supporting surface, wherein the vehicle has at least one sensor. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180193972

 new patent  Battery-operated portable power tool having a motor axis and a working axis

A battery-operated grinder, in particular an angle grinder, includes an electronically commutated electric motor and a working shaft. The electric motor is configured to act on a motor shaft. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180192888

 new patent  Blood pressure and cardiac monitoring system and method thereof

A blood pressure and cardiac monitoring system includes a sensing assembly, processor, memory, communication interface, and any suitable computer implemented modules communicatively coupled to each other via a bus. The sensing assembly comprises a first, second, and third sensor. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180192204

Micromechanical sound transducer system and corresponding manufacturing method

A micromechanical sound transducer system includes a substrate that includes (a) a cavity with a cavity edge area, (b) a front side, and (c) a rear side; a piezoelectric vibrating beam that is elastically suspended on the front side and that extends across the cavity; and, for the piezoelectric vibrating beam, a respective deflection limiting device that is on a front edge area of the respective vibrating beam and that is configured to limit a deflection of the respective vibrating beam to a limiting deflection by causing the respective front edge area of the respective vibrating beam to interact with the cavity edge area or an opposing front edge area of another vibrating beam.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180191490

Apparatus and method for carrying out a computing process

A device for carrying out a computing process, in particular a cryptographic process, the device having a primary functional unit that is fashioned to carry out at least a part of the computing process, wherein the device has at least one secondary functional unit that is fashioned to influence, in a specifiable time range, one or more physical parameters of the device.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180191213

Electrical machine with reduced cogging and torque ripple

The invention describes an electrical machine comprising a stator and a rotor which is separated from the stator by an air gap and has a plurality of shell-like magnet segments which are fastened to a magnetic return path element. In this case, the magnet segments are arranged opposite one another in pairs in each case and each have a plurality of magnetically differently polarized sections in the circumferential direction, said sections each forming a magnetic pole of the rotor. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180191026

Protective layer having improved contacting for lithium cells and/or lithium batteries

A separator of a lithium cell or battery includes (i) a protective layer that includes at least one single lithium-ion conducting polyelectrolyte, a lithium-ion conducting or lithium-ion conductive block copolymer, and/or an inorganic lithium-ion conductor, and (ii) a contact layer that includes at least one polymer electrolyte made of (a) a lithium-ion conductive polymer that includes a main chain and at least one side chain and (b) at least one lithium conducting salt.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180190956

Holding-down means for fixing battery cells in a battery submodule, and battery submodule

The invention relates to a holding-down means (100) for fixing battery cells (2) in a battery submodule (70), comprising positioning elements for positioning the holding-down means (100) relative to the battery cells (2), and comprising guide elements for guiding cell connectors (80) which connect the battery cells (2), wherein gas-venting openings which pass through from a top side to a bottom side are provided in a central region of the holding-down means (100), and wherein the sealing elements which surround the gas-venting openings are provided on the bottom side of the holding-down means (100). The invention also relates to a battery submodule (70) which comprises a plurality of battery cells (2) and cell connectors (80) which connect the battery cells (2), and also at least one holding-down means (100) for fixing the battery cells (2).. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180190127

Vehicular zone locating system

A system for locating a vehicle utilizing a zone posts in known locations that when the vehicle comes within a proximity of the zone post receives an identification signal from the vehicle and sends that identification signal on to a central command center. The identification signal may be provided by a dongle or a tire pressure monitoring system tire pressure sensor. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180190118

Method for ascertaining a parking position and system for implementing the method

A method for ascertaining a free parking position for a vehicle, in which at least one measurement value is ascertained by at least one vehicle-side sensor, the at least one ascertained measurement value is transmitted by a vehicle-side communication device of at least one vehicle to a vehicle-external server unit, the at least one ascertained measurement value is evaluated with respect to a free parking position by the vehicle-external server unit, and the evaluated at least one free parking position is provided in a retrievable manner on the vehicle-external server unit. A system for implementing the method is also described.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180189511

Method and system for range search on encrypted data

A method for searching encrypted data includes identifying, with a client, a plurality of values within a predetermined search range in a search index stored within a memory of the client, each value in the plurality of values being present in a plaintext representation of at least one encrypted file in a plurality of encrypted files stored in a server. The method further includes generating and transmitting at least one search query to the server through a data network, and receiving, with the client, at least one response from the server through the data network, the response including the encrypted keyword corresponding to the value in the plurality of values and an identifier of at least one file in the plurality of encrypted files stored on the server that includes the value.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180189120

Method for the communication between software components in a motor vehicle

A method for the communication between software components in a motor vehicle, the software components being able to be operated in different operating modes, wherein the software components communicate with one another in different ways in the different operating modes, and at a first point in time, it is determined which software components communicate with one another and in which way in the different operating modes, and a separate communication profile is determined on that basis for each of the different operating modes, the software components being operated in the different operating modes at a second point in time, and one or more computer unit(s) executing the software components is/are configured in accordance with a corresponding communication profile of the respective operating mode.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180188157

Sensor device for measuring a fluid concentration, and use of the sensor device

A sensor apparatus having a sensor unit. The sensor unit including pixel assemblages on a substrate upper side of a substrate located on a lower side of the sensor unit; a cap, on the substrate upper side, which covers the pixel assemblages, a cavity being formed between the substrate upper side and the cap; a plurality of filters that are transparent to wavelength regions that differ from one another, exactly one pixel assemblage being associated with each filter; and the filters being on the cap so that the infrared radiation propagated through an absorption gap of the sensor apparatus and the upper side of the sensor unit is detectable, through the respective filter, by the pixel assemblage associated with the respective filter; and a coating made of a light-absorbing and/or light-reflecting material being configured at least locally on a part of the cap which is not covered by the filters.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180188101

Method for calibrating flow meters for fluid media

A method for calibrating flow meters for fluid media comprises the steps of guiding a medium (102) through a reference measuring section (101-1) and a test measuring section (101-2) which has a flow meter to be calibrated, establishing at least approximately identical and constant pressure and flow conditions for the medium (102) in both measuring sections (101-1, 101-2), detecting a reference throughflow of the medium (102) through the reference measuring section (101-1) and throughflow values which correspond temporally thereto and are measured by the flow meter (125) to be calibrated of the test measuring section at a preset medium temperature, comparing the detected reference throughflow through the reference measuring section (101-1) with the throughflow values which correspond temporally thereto of the flow meter (125) to be calibrated, in order, based on this, to determine at least one correction value for the calibration of the flow meter (125) at the preset medium temperature, and determining of the respective correction value for the flow meter (125) for different medium temperatures of the medium (102), in order to determine a calibrating function using the temperature-dependent correction values as grid points.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180188087

Sensor arrangement for determining at least one parameter of a fluid medium flowing through a channel structure

A sensor system is provided for determining at least one parameter of a fluid medium flowing through a channel structure, e.g., an air mass flow of an internal combustion engine. The sensor system has a sensor housing, e.g., a plug-in sensor that is introduced or can be introduced into a flow tube, in which the channel structure is formed, and at least one sensor chip, situated in the channel structure, for determining the parameter of the fluid medium. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180188070

Method and device for determining a sensor signal

The present invention relates to the determining of a sensor signal. For example, an enveloping waveform of the signal from a rotational angle sensor can be reconstructed for this purpose. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180188036

Method for validating a digital map for a vehicle

A method for validating a digital map for a vehicle, including radar-based ascertainment of driving-environment data with the aid of an ascertainment device of the vehicle, comparing the ascertained driving-environment data to corresponding data of the digital map, and verifying a validity of the digital map for the case when the driving-environment data, ascertained based on radar, coincide to a defined extent with the data of the digital map.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180188022

Calibration system for sensors and cameras on vehicles

A sensor calibration tool, in particular for calibrating sensors on a vehicle, includes a vertical rail that defines a first rail axis, a vertically movable carriage assembly, and a horizontally movable carriage assembly. The vertically movable carriage assembly is supported by the vertical rail and movable along the first rail axis, and has a horizontal rail that defines a second rail axis transverse to the first rail axis. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180187772

Method for operating a continuously variable transmission incorporating a drive belt in a motor vehicle

Disclosed is a method for operating a continuously variable transmission including two pulleys, each defining an effectively v-shaped circumference groove of variable width, a drive belt, wrapped around the pulleys, and a cooling system, which cooling system is provided with a controller for supplying a controlled amount of a cooling agent to the drive belt. The controller is arranged to supply at least a minimum amount of the cooling agent to the drive belt during operation of the transmission.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180187638

Electromagnetically actuable intake valve for a high-pressure pump, and high-pressure pump

The invention relates to an electromagnetically actuable intake valve for a high-pressure pump of a fuel injection system, in particular of a common-rail injection system, comprising a reciprocating valve closure element (2) that engages with a valve seat (1) and is loaded in the closing direction by the spring force of a valve spring (3) which is supported on a spring plate (4) connected to the valve closure element (2), further comprising a reciprocating armature (6) that engages with an electromagnet (5) and is loaded in the direction of the valve closure element (2) by the spring force of an armature spring (7) which is larger than that of the valve spring (3). According to the invention, the spring plate (4) has a first abutment face (9) for limiting the opening travel of the valve closure element (2) and a second abutment face (10) for mechanically coupling to the armature (6). ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180186371

Reducing lateral position deviation during an automated lane change

A method and system for controlling a lane change maneuver of an autonomous vehicle. The method includes detecting a feature of a road surface with a sensor and determining, at an electronic processor, a road camber of a target lane based on the feature. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180186332

Bluetooth low energy (ble) passive vehicle access control system for defending the system against relay attacks and method thereof

A bluetooth low-energy (ble) passive vehicle access control system integrated into a vehicle and an external device to defend the system against relay attacks is provided. The system includes at least one of a motion detector, a microprocessor, or a barometric pressure sensor. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180185937

Method of operating a power tool with a protected coupling plate

A method of mounting a capacitive coupling plate to a power tool assembly including a drop arm assembly, an actuating device configured to transfer a force to the drop arm assembly, and a control system configured to control the actuating device includes connecting a capacitive coupling plate bracket formed from a non-conductive material to a drop arm frame of the drop arm assembly, and mounting the capacitive coupling plate to the capacitive coupling plate bracket.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180185936

Detent mechanism with separately adjustable detents

A detent mechanism includes a first detent plate and a second detent plate. The first detent plate includes at least a first detent. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180184620

Pet grooming attachment for a handheld power tool

An attachment is configured to be used with a hand-held rotary power tool. The attachment includes a housing, a sanding disk, and a cap. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180184536

Multi-part device and method for manufacturing this multi-part device

A device includes a joining partner, which protrudes at a submersion depth into a recess filled at least partially with a fixing element in a substrate surface of a substrate. A compensating element is situated between the joining partner and the fixing element. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180183669

Main device for use in a computer network, computer network, method for configuring a computer network and computer program

Computer networks are widely used. Existing computer networks are often changed and/or extended in time. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180183623

Method for operating a sensor device, sensor device

A method for operating a sensor device of a motor vehicle where the sensor device has sensors and a control device includes electrically connecting the sensors to the control device for signaling. One of the sensors is connected directly to the control device as a master sensor and the remaining sensors are connected to the master sensor as slave sensors. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180182880

Transistor having high electron mobility

A method for manufacturing a transistor having high electron mobility, encompassing a substrate having a heterostructure, in particular an algan/gan heterostructure, having the steps of: generation of a gate electrode by patterning a semiconductor layer that is applied onto the heterostructure, the semiconductor layer encompassing, in particular, polysilicon; application of a passivating layer onto the semiconductor layer; formation of drain regions and source regions by generation of first vertical openings that extend at least into the heterostructure; generation of ohmic contacts in the drain regions and in the source regions by partly filling the first vertical openings with a first metal at least to the height of the passivating layer; and application of a second metal layer onto the ohmic contacts, the second metal layer projecting beyond the passivating layer.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180181433

Method and apparatus for protecting a program counter structure of a processor system and for monitoring the handling of an interrupt request

A processor system comprises at least a program counter structure, an interrupt control device, a memory, and an apparatus. The interrupt control device is configured to respond to an interrupt request by providing the program counter structure with an address associated with the interrupt request. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180181142

Object position measurement with automotive camera using vehicle motion data

A method and system of locating a position of an object with an omnidirectional camera affixed to a vehicle. An electronic control unit receives movement data of the vehicle from a vehicle communication bus. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180181140

Robotic creature and method of operation

A robotic creature system includes an actuatable head defining eyes, an eyelid mechanism, a body, a drivetrain, and a set of sensors. A method for robotic creature operation includes: detecting an event associated with a technological imperfection and automatically performing a set of expressive actions associated with the event.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180181120

System for monitoring underneath an autonomous vehicle

A method and system for monitoring an area underneath an autonomous vehicle. The method includes capturing a first topography of a ground surface underneath the autonomous vehicle with a sensor when the autonomous vehicle is stationary; storing the topography of the ground surface in a memory prior to the autonomous vehicle being switched off; capturing a second topography of the ground surface underneath the autonomous vehicle with the sensor before the autonomous vehicle begins moving; and comparing, with an electronic processor, the first topography with the second topography. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180725

Ultrasonic sensor device for arrangement on a cladding component of a vehicle

An ultrasonic sensor apparatus for placement on a cladding component of a vehicle, encompassing an ultrasonic sensor and a holder. The holder encompasses a cap and a support. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180507

Wheel balancing device

A wheel balancing device for balancing spoked wheels, includes a rotatable holding device that is configured to receive and rotatably support a spoked wheel to be balanced, as well as at least one spoke sensor that is configured to detect the spokes of the wheel.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180454

Control circuit and method for checking the plausibility of a rotor position angle

The present invention provides a control circuit (10; 110; 210; 310) and a method for checking the plausibility of a rotor position angle. The control circuit is designed with: a rotor position angle determination device (12) for determining a first rotor position angle, φ(tk), at a first time, tk, and at least one second rotor position angle, φ(tk−1), at a second time, φk−1, before the first time, tk; a computing device (14; 114; 214; 314) for determining a rotor position angle, mod(tk), to be expected at the first time, tk, from a computational model of the computing device (14; 114; 214; 314) using at least the second rotor position angle, φ(tk−1); and a plausibility-checking device (16) for outputting a signal (51) which indicates the determined first rotor position angle, φ(tk), as plausible if an amount of a difference between the rotor position angle, mod(tk), to be expected and the determined first rotor position angle, φ(tk), does not exceed a predetermined threshold value.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180155

Drive wheel for a transmission drive device, and transmission drive device

A drive wheel (10; 100) wherein the drive wheel (10; 100) is formed by an injection-molding process, and has a longitudinal axis (11; 108), having a hub region (12; 102) with a hub opening (13; 102), having an annular toothed-rim region (17; 106) with a radially outwardly projecting toothing (18; 105), having a substantially disk-like intermediate region (15; 112) which is arranged radially between the hub region (12; 102) and the toothed-rim region (17; 106), wherein the drive wheel (10; 100) has two bearing points (31, 32), arranged concentrically with the longitudinal axis (11; 108), for radial mounting and two bearing points (33, 34; 121, 122), for axial mounting, and wherein the hub region (12; 102) has an extension (14; 103) that protrudes from the plane of the intermediate region (15; 112) in the direction of the longitudinal axis (11; 108).. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180067

Hydraulic system and method of operating the same

A hydraulic system includes a pressure-driven actuator operable to provide a mechanical output in response to a pressure input, a single hydraulic circuit communicating with the pressure-driven actuator, a vibratory actuator in the single hydraulic circuit and operable to generate a first component of the mechanical output at a first frequency, and a hydraulic supply apparatus separate from the vibratory actuator, in the single hydraulic circuit, and operable to generate a second component of the mechanical output at a second frequency less than the first frequency.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180006

Piston fuel pump for an internal combustion engine

A piston fuel pump for an internal combustion engine includes a pump cylinder, a pump piston, and a seal. The pump piston is configured to be moved axially in the pump cylinder, wherein a working chamber is delimited by the pump piston. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180003

Valve for metering a fluid

A fluid metering valve includes a valve-seat surface; a valve closing element that interacts with the valve-seat surface in order to form a sealing seat; an electromagnetic actuator; a valve needle used for operating the valve-closing element; an armature that is guided on the valve needle and is used for opening or closing the sealing seat; at least one stop that is disposed on, and stationary relative to, the valve needle and that restricts a movement of the armature on the valve needle; and at least one damping element that is configured to provide a damping during the opening or closing of the sealing seat, has a volume that is able to be filled with a fluid medium, is configured such that a fluid medium can be exchanged between the volume and an environment of the damping element, and is configured for volume changes of the volume in order to enable the damping.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180178794

Adaptive speed control system for an autonomous vehicle

A method and system for operating an autonomous vehicle. The method includes determining, at an electronic processor, a limit for a forward velocity setpoint of the autonomous vehicle based a range of a forward facing sensor and detecting whether a preceding vehicle is in a field of view of the forward facing sensor. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180178773

Vehicle brake system and method of operating

A vehicle brake system includes a brake pedal operable to receive a user input force, a master cylinder operably coupled to the brake pedal, a brake cylinder selectively coupled to the master cylinder via a hydraulic circuit, an electronically-controlled pressure generating unit distinct from the master cylinder, and a controller operable to receive a signal indicative of the user input force to the brake pedal. In a first mode, the controller is operable to actuate the electronically-controlled pressure generating unit to apply hydraulic fluid pressure to the brake cylinder according to the signal. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180178772

Vehicle brake system and method of operating

A brake system comprises a master cylinder, a first brake cylinder pro, a second brake cylinder, an electronically-controlled pressure generating unit distinct from the master cylinder, a first hydraulic circuit in selective fluid communication with the master cylinder and the first brake cylinder, a second hydraulic circuit in selective fluid communication with the master cylinder and the second brake cylinder, and a controller operable to receive an input. In a first mode, the controller is operable to actuate the electronically-controlled pressure generating unit to deliver hydraulic fluid pressure to the first brake cylinder and the second brake cylinder proportional to the input. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180178771

Parking brake in a vehicle

A parking brake for a vehicle includes an electric brake motor, a transmission, and a brake piston. The transmission transfers a drive movement of the motor to the brake piston. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180178768

Vehicle body behavior control device and method of controlling behavior of vehicle body

Provided are a vehicle body behavior control device which can reduce unstable behavior of a vehicle body and a method of controlling behavior of a vehicle body which can reduce unstable behavior of the vehicle body. A vehicle body behavior control device incorporated into a vehicle body having a plurality of wheels includes: a behavior control mechanism which controls behavior of the vehicle body; and a control part which controls an operation of the behavior control mechanism based on an axle load applied to the wheel calculated using a gradient value θ of a road surface.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180178767

Method and system for determining vehicle speed using vertical and longitudinal acceleration sensors

System and method for determining vehicle speed of a wheel. The system including an electronic stability controller, an occupancy restraint controller, and an actuation controller coupled to a communication bus. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180178745

Method and device in a motor vehicle for protecting pedestrians

A method for adjusting at least one trigger criterion of a protection system for the protection of external road users to be protected, especially preferably for the protection of pedestrians, including specifying the trigger criterion for a standard driving situation, ascertaining a longitudinal velocity of the motor vehicle, ascertaining a current or expected transverse movement of the motor vehicle, calculating at least one detection range of at least one environmental sensor for detecting potential collision objects as a function of the longitudinal velocity and the transverse movement, calculating whether collision objects having a predefinable maximum velocity may be struck by the motor vehicle without having previously been detected in the detection range by the environmental sensor, and modifying the trigger criterion to a modified trigger criterion if collision objects may be struck by the motor vehicle without having previously been detected in the detection range by environmental sensor.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180178462

360 cooling device for 3d printer

A cooling device for an extruder of a three-dimensional (3d) printer includes a cooling fan, a supply duct, and a cooling duct. The cooling fan generates a fluid stream which is directed to the cooling duct through the supply duct. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180178355

Abrasive-means holding device

An abrasive-means holding device for holding an abrasive means includes a holding body that is operable to rotate about a central axis. The holding body has a first side, a second side facing away from the first side, and a vacuuming opening that extends therethrough from the first side to the second side. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180178299

Cutting-to-length system, processing device, distance gauge

A cutting-to-length system for cutting workpieces to a desired length includes a processing device and a distance gauge. The processing device has a separating tool and a longitudinal stop. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180178296

Bevel locking system

An apparatus includes at least a table assembly, a bevel post, a bevel pin, a spring, a locking arm, and a lever. The table assembly includes a table portion and a hub portion. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180177067

Printed circuit board housing including guiding ribs

. . A cover of a housing for an electronic control unit (ecu) includes a planar end portion, sidewall portions that surround a periphery of the end portion, and guide ribs that protrude inward from a base-facing surface of the end portion. Each rib includes a free edge that is spaced apart from the base-facing surface of the end portion and extends between the rib first end and the rib second end. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180177058

Electronic module with a component which can be flexibly placed by means of a base element, and method for producing same

An electronic module includes a circuit board, a first component, and a socket element with a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The first surface lies on a surface of the circuit board and is fixed to the circuit board. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180176429

Ir blocking lens holder

A lens holder including a first portion made of a first plastic material capable of being laser welded to an imager assembly. The lens holder further includes a second portion made of a second plastic material capable of blocking infrared radiation. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180176424

Decentrally synchronized multi-sensor system

A multi-sensor system, made up of at least two sensor units, in which the sensors may be activated at predefined target points in time on the basis of internal clocks mounted decentrally in the sensor units, in order to record data. Thus, the triggering of the sensor measurements and the assignment of measured data at the corresponding measuring points in time take place decentrally in the sensor units. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180175818

Signal processing device and control device

The present invention discloses a signal processing device for processing a differential signal from a sensor at a prescribed signal frequency, having a positive signal input (5-1), which is couplable to a positive sensor output of the sensor, and a negative signal input (6-1), which is couplable to a negative sensor output of the sensor, having a positive signal output (7-1) and having a negative signal output (8-1), having a first frequency-dependent resistance (c1h) between the positive signal input (5-1) and the positive signal output (7-1) and having a second frequency-dependent resistance (c1l) between the negative signal input (6-1) and the negative signal output (8-1), wherein the first and second frequency-dependent resistances (c1h, c1l) are designed to allow electrical signals at the prescribed signal frequency to pass in approximately unattenuated fashion, having a first voltage divider (11), which is arranged at least in part in parallel with the first frequency-dependent resistance (c1h) and is designed to divide a voltage between the positive signal input (5-1) and the positive signal output (7-1) using a prescribed ratio, having a second voltage divider (12), which is arranged at least in part in parallel with the second frequency-dependent resistance (c1l) and is designed to divide a voltage between the negative signal input (6-1) and the negative signal output (8-1) using a prescribed ratio. Further, the present invention discloses a control device for an electric machine.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180175467

Heat distributor for a battery

A battery (100), in particular a lithium ion battery, having at least two battery cells (10a-t) and having at least one anisotropic heat distributor (24) is described, the at least two battery cells (10a-t) are arranged adjacent to one another in a plane on the same side of the anisotropic heat distributor (24), in direct thermally conductive contact therewith.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180175452

Verfahren zur herstellung eines elektrodenstapels fÜr eine batteriezelle und batteriezelle

The invention relates to a method for producing an electrode stack for a battery cell, comprising the following steps: providing a ribbon-shaped anode element (45), providing a ribbon-shaped cathode element (46), providing a first ribbon-shaped separator element (16), producing a ribbon-shaped composite element (50) by means of joining together the cathode element (46), the anode element (45) and the first separator element (16), simultaneously cutting the composite element (50) so as to produce multiple plate-shaped composite segments, stacking the produced composite segments to form a segment stack, stacking multiple segment stacks. The invention relates to a battery cell that comprises at least one electrode stack that is produced according to the method in accordance with the invention.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180175444

Method for controlling a regeneration process of a lithium-ion battery cell that comprises an anode, a cathode and a regeneration electrode

The present invention relates to a method for controlling a regeneration procedure of a lithium battery cell (1) which comprises an anode (2), a cathode (3) and the regeneration electrode (4). The method comprises: detecting a current availability of cyclable lithium in the anode (2); detecting a current availability of cyclable lithium in the cathode (3); passing a first current (i1) between the anode (2) and the regeneration electrode (4) until the actual availability of cyclable lithium in the anode (2) corresponds to a targeted availability of cyclable lithium in the anode (2); and passing a second current (i2) between the cathode (3) and the regeneration electrode (4) until the current availability of cyclable lithium in the cathode (3) corresponds to a targeted availability of cyclable lithium in the cathode (3).. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180175367

Electrode for a lithium cell

An electrode, in particular, a cathode, for an electrochemical energy store, in particular, for a lithium cell, including particles having one first lithiatable active material, which is based on a transition metal oxide, wherein the particles or a base body including the particles is/are provided with at least one functional layer, which is lithium ion-conductive and includes at least one redox-active element. An energy store including such an electrode, and a method for manufacturing such an electrode, are also described.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180175361

Battery cell comprising a first terminal arranged inside a second terminal

The invention relates to a battery cell (10) comprising a first terminal (1), which is electrically conductively connected to a first electrode, and a second terminal (2), which is electrically conductively connected to a second electrode, the first terminal (1) being arranged inside the second terminal (2). The invention further relates to a battery module (200) comprising corresponding battery cells (10), to a battery, to a method for producing the battery module (200), and to a use for the battery.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180175346

Battery module with battery cell system and enclosure

A battery module (100) comprising at least one battery cell system (1) having at least two battery cells (11), wherein the battery cell system (1) comprises a pouch film (3) and at least two electrode composites (5), wherein an electrode composite (5) comprises at least one anode and at least one cathode, and wherein the pouch film (3) forms pockets (12) separated from one another, in particular situated alongside one another, for introducing respectively at least one electrode composite (5), such that each pocket (12) together with electrode composite (5) forms a pouch cell (10), and wherein the pockets (12) are connected to one another physically in a foldable manner via the pouch film (3) and wherein the battery module (100) has a movement-flexible, foldable enclosure (20), which encloses the entire battery cell system (1) and the voltage tap of the battery module (100).. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180175345

Enclosure for a battery module

A battery module (100), comprising at least one battery cell system (1) having at least two battery cells (11), in particular pouch cells (10), wherein the battery module (100) comprises a movement-flexible enclosure (20) constituting a hermetic moisture barrier that encloses the entire battery cell system (1) and also the voltage tap (22) of the battery module (100), wherein the individual battery cells (11) comprise a moisture-permeable packaging, in particular a moisture-permeable pouch film (3).. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180175336

Electrical energy store, specifically a battery cell, with spatially-optimized electrode interconnection

An electrical energy store having a spatially-optimized electrode interconnection. The electrical energy store (1) comprises flat electrodes (3), flags (7) projecting laterally from the electrodes (3), and external terminals (9). ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180174564

Sound transducer

A sound transducer, including a diaphragm and at least one piezoactuator, which is situated in an operative connection to the diaphragm, the oscillation direction of the piezoactuator being situated at least generally perpendicularly in relation to the oscillation direction of the diaphragm, at least one lever element being situated between the diaphragm and the piezoactuator, which connects the diaphragm to the piezoactuator and is designed to convert oscillations of the piezoactuator into oscillations of the diaphragm and vice versa, and a clamp connection being formed between the at least one lever element, and the piezoactuator. The clamp connection is formed between an end face of the piezoactuator situated in the oscillation direction of the piezoactuator and the at least one lever element, and the piezoactuator is situated under an axial pre-tension force extending in the oscillation direction of the piezoactuator by the at least one lever element.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180173892

Method for controlling user information in an automatically learning device

A method for controlling user information in an automatically learning device, user information being transmitted from at least one data source to a processing unit of the learning device and the user information being used by the processing unit for generating at least one user model using at least one machine learner, the at least one user model being adapted via an adaptation of parameters, which are used by the at least one machine learner for generating the at least one user model, and the parameters, which are used by the at least one machine learner for generating the at least one user model are adapted as a function of at least one predefined rule, and the user model generated on the basis of the adapted parameters being used to personalize at least one terminal.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180173232

System and method for sensing the driving environment of a motor vehicle

A system and a corresponding method for sensing the driving environment of a vehicle, the system having a plurality of sensors for capturing objects in the area surrounding the vehicle. The system has a plurality of evaluation units, an evaluation unit being bijectively associated in each case with a specific sensor and being adapted for analyzing a measurement performed by the sensor using a sensor model and for creating a data object to describe a particular object captured by the sensor. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180172986

Camera lens assembly

A lens assembly for a near range camera includes a lens stack diposed in a tubular lens housing. The lens stack includes several lenses in a stacked arrangement. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180172832

Lidar sensor for detecting an object

A lidar sensor for detecting an object within a sampling space includes a detector element facing away from the sampling space; a sampling unit that includes a magnetic channel, a guide element, and a movable component situated within the magnetic channel and moved along the guide element under a control using a linear drive; and a refractive element that is situated on the movable component and that faces the sampling space.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180172829

Lidar sensor for detecting an object

A lidar sensor for detecting an object within a sampling space, includes a sampling unit that includes a magnetic channel, a guide element, and a movable component that is situated within the magnetic channel and is movable along the guide element under control of a control method that uses a linear drive.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180172757

Method and circuit for detecting an open resolver exciter line

A method for detecting an open resolver exciter line (10) comprises the following steps:—measuring the signal voltages us and uc of the sine coil (17) and the cosine coil (18) of the resolver (15);—comparing the amplitude us2+uc2 of the resolver signal to a first threshold value cs1;—starting a diagnostic mode having the following steps if the amplitude us2+uc2 does not reach the first threshold value cs1;—applying a constant voltage to the exciter line (11, 12) via a series resistance (25) rle that is large compared to the ohmic resistance of the exciter coil (16) re;—measuring the voltage difference ue(t1) at the terminals (5, 6) of the exciter line at a number of points in time ti during at least one excitation period; and—determining the dc voltage component ue,offs of the voltage difference ue;—determining that there is an open exciter line (10) if, during the excitation period, the dc voltage component ue,offs is larger than a second threshold value cs2.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180172756

Method and circuit for detecting a short circuit of a resolver exciter line to ground or to the operating voltage

A method for detecting a short circuit (10) of a resolver exciter line (11, 12) comprising the steps of: •measuring (31) the excitation voltage (u(ti) for the resolver (16) at a number of points in time during each excitation period; •determining (32) the amplitude of the excitation voltage; •starting a diagnostic mode (33) having the following steps (34 bis 37) if the amplitude of the excitation voltage does not reach a first threshold value; •retrieving (34) the time-dependent voltage curves uh(ti) of the first and the second exciter line (h; 11) with respect to ground at the number of points in time; •calculating (35) the amplitudes and the offset values of the time-dependent voltage curves; •identifying (36) the exciter line that has a short circuit by determining that the calculated amplitudes do not exceed a second threshold value; •identifying (37) the potential to which the short-circuited line (h or l) can be connected by comparing the offset values to third threshold values.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180172490

Control circuit and method for qualifying a fault for a synchronous machine

The invention provides a control circuit and a method for qualifying a fault for a synchronous machine. The control circuit (10; 110; 210) is designed with: a rotor position angle range determination device (12; 112; 212) which is designed to determine at least one rotor position angle range covered by a rotor of the synchronous machine; a diagnostic signal determination device (14; 114; 214) which is designed to determine at least one diagnostic signal value of a diagnostic signal which indicates a fault; a comparison device (16; 116; 216) which is designed to determine whether a predetermined diagnostic threshold (56) is exceeded by the at least one determined diagnostic signal value or a diagnostic signal value derived from the at least one diagnostic signal value; and a qualification device (18; 118; 218) which is designed to qualify the fault, which is indicated by the diagnostic signal, on the basis of the at least one covered rotor position angle range and the exceeding of the predetermined diagnostic threshold (56) by the diagnostic signal value or the derived diagnostic signal value.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180172487

Apparatus and method for checking the plausibility of an excitation signal for a rotary encoder

The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for checking the plausibility of an excitation signal. The apparatus is designed with: an input signal device (12) which is designed to provide an input signal (52) on the basis of the excitation signal (51), the plausibility of which is to be checked; an amplitude estimation device (14) which is designed to determine an estimated amplitude value (53) for an amplitude of the excitation signal (51) on the basis of the input signal (52) provided; a phase angle estimation device (16) which is designed to determine an estimated phase angle value (54) for a phase angle of the excitation signal (51) on the basis of the input signal (52) provided; a diagnostic device (18) which is designed to generate a diagnostic signal (55) on the basis of at least the determined estimated amplitude value (53) and the determined estimated phase angle value (54); and a plausibility-checking device (20) which is designed to check the plausibility of the excitation signal (51) on the basis of the diagnostic signal (55) depending on a predetermined range of values for the diagnostic signal (55).. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180172486

Devices and methods for analyzing a signal emitted by a rotational angle sensor

The present invention relates to a double analysis of signals emitted by a rotational angle sensor. For this purpose, the signal emitted by the rotational angle sensor is processed in a first signal path with respect to a maximum angle quality of the angle signal to be calculated. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180172485

Device and method for testing the plausibility of signals of a rotary encoder

The invention relates to a device and a method for testing the plausibility of signals of a rotary encoder. The device is formed with: a sine signal-providing device (11) designed to provide a sine signal (51) of the rotary encoder (12); a cosine signal-providing device (12) designed to provide a cosine signal (52) of the rotary encoder (12); a calculation device (14) designed to form a calculation signal (53) based on the sine signal (51) and the cosine signal (52); a maximum value-determining device (16) designed to determine a maximum value of the calculation signal (53); a minimum value-determining device (18) designed to determine a minimum value of the calculation signal (53); a determining device (20) designed to determine a differential signal (56) as or based on a value of a difference between the determined maximum value and the determined minimum value, and which differential signal indicates an amplitude difference between an amplitude of the sine signal (51) and an amplitude of the cosine signal (52); and a plausibility device (22) designed to test the plausibility of the sine signal (51) and the cosine signal (52), in the event that the differential signal (56) falls within a predetermined region.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180172174

Apparatus and method for driving a solenoid valve

The invention relates to an apparatus (1) and a method for driving a solenoid valve (3), having an evaluation and control unit (10), a pwm apparatus (20) and a current measuring apparatus (am), wherein, in normal operation, the evaluation and control unit (10) generates a pwm signal (pwm) having a duty ratio (tv) and emits said pwm signal to a magnet assembly (3.1) of the solenoid valve (3) by means of the pwm apparatus (20), wherein the current measuring apparatus (am) detects a current (i) through the magnet assembly (3.1) resulting from the pwm signal (pwm) and reports said current back to the evaluation and control circuit (10), wherein a current (i) that is above a response threshold of the magnet assembly (3.1) triggers a switching process of the solenoid valve (3), and wherein, in test operation, the evaluation and control circuit (10) generates and emits at least one test pwm signal (tpwm1, tpwm2) having a duty ratio (tv1, tv2) by means of the pwm apparatus (20), said at least one test pwm signal inducing a test current (it1, it2) that is below the response threshold through the magnet assembly (3.1), and to a hydraulic assembly having such an apparatus (1) for driving a solenoid valve (3). In this case, in test operation, the evaluation and control unit (10) generates and emits at least two different test pwm signals (tpwm1, tpwm2) and detects the resulting test currents (it1, it2), wherein the evaluation and control unit (10) derives presently prevailing ambient conditions from the predefined test pwm signals (tpwm1, tpwm2) and the resulting test currents (it1, it2) and, in normal operation, generates and emits a subsequent pwm signal (pwm) based on the presently prevailing ambient conditions, said subsequent pwm signal inducing a current (i) that is above the response threshold, for the purpose of switching the solenoid valve (3).. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180171848

Method for diagnosing a quality signal, control device, control device program and control device program product

A method for diagnosing a quality signal (26). The quality signal (26) is provided by a quality sensor (24) used in a reagent metering system (10). ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180171811

Expansion machine having a shaft sealing ring and a valve

The invention relates to an expansion machine (20), comprising an output shaft (24) and a shaft sealing ring (25) that interacts with the output shaft. The expansion machine (20) has an inflow region (21) and an outflow region (22). ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180171655

Concept for transferring a vehicle from a start position to a target position

A method for transferring a vehicle from a start position to a target position, the two positions being enclosed by a multistory parking facility and the two positions being located in different stories of the parking facility, the vehicle utilizing an elevator system of the parking facility during the transfer in order to reach the story of the target position from the story of the start position, the transfer including a remote control of the vehicle and/or at least semi-autonomous travel of the vehicle. A parking system for vehicles, a vehicle, and a computer program are also described.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180170334

Hydraulic power unit of a brake control system of a vehicle hydraulic brake system

A hydraulic power unit for a slip control system of a vehicle hydraulic brake system includes a hydraulic block that is equipped with hydraulic constructional elements such as hydraulic pumps and solenoid valves of the slip control system and an electric motor that is configured to drive the hydraulic pumps. The power unit further includes hydraulic accumulators attached on the outside on the hydraulic block in a control unit housing arranged next to an electronic control unit of the slip control system in order to save installation space.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180170332

Valve device

A valve device, in particular solenoid valve device, having at least one throughflow region (12), having at least one valve seat (14) and having an actuating unit (16) which has at least one valve body (18), at least an actuating element (20) provided for transmitting an actuation force to the valve body (18), and at least one first ventilation opening (24) arranged outside a fluid contact region (22) of the actuating element (20). The actuating unit (16) has at least one second ventilation opening (26, 28) arranged outside the fluid contact region (22) of the actuating element (20).. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180169909

Method of making a reinforced friction material

A method of making a reinforced friction material in one embodiment includes, molding a friction material composition having a predetermined pattern imparted into the molded structure. Reinforcement material is then deposited in one or more patterned areas followed by curing to produce a reinforced friction article.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180166932

Stator for a multiphase electric motor, method for producing a coil winding, and electric motor for a handheld tool

A stator is provided for a multiphase electric motor. The stator has a stator core having a multiplicity of stator teeth situated along a circumference of the stator core, coils wound on the stator teeth, and a multiplicity of connecting terminals for contacting the electric motor in a delta connection, with a parallel circuit of the coils per phase. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180165965

Method and device for detecting at least one pedestrian by a vehicle

A method for detecting at least one pedestrian by a vehicle. The method includes at least one step of reading in and one step of processing. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180165061

System and method for dialog interaction in distributed automation systems

A method for generating a user interface with a user interface device in a distributed automation system includes receiving a service message from a home automation device in the distributed automation system, identifying a state of a dialog manager of the user interface device in response to receiving the service message, and generating a natural language output message based at least in part on a device identifier parameter in the service message and a plurality of natural language templates stored in the memory in response to the dialog manager being in an idle state. The method further includes storing the service message in a priority queue in the memory based on a priority level parameter corresponding to the service message in response to the dialog manager being in an active state.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180164421

Method for operating a radar device

A method for operating a radar device, including ascertaining a matrix with time signals of reflected radar radiation, ascertaining elements of a distance-velocity-power matrix of a radar target from the time signals, carrying out a first discrete one-dimensional fourier transform for the elements of the distance-velocity-power matrix in a first dimension, and carrying out a second discrete one-dimensional fourier transform for the elements of the distance-velocity-power matrix in a second dimension in such a way that the second discrete one-dimensional fourier transform is carried out for each second element of the distance-velocity-power matrix in a mathematically defined offset manner.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180164132

Method and circuit for detecting a short circuit of the sine or cosine receiver coil of a resolver

A method for detecting a short circuit to ground or to the operating voltage of a signal line (11, 12) of a resolver (16) has the following steps:—measuring the potential of the signal lines (13a, 13b; 14a, 14b) of the receiver coil (18) with respect to ground at two sampling times (r and f) provided symmetrically at the middle of the excitation period;—calculating an offset value for a signal line pair (13a, 13b; 14a, 14b) by calculating the average value of the four measured values (uhr, ulr, uhf and ulf) for the associated receiver coil (17, 18); and—identifying a short circuit and the potential to which the short-circuited line is connected in that the offset value is compared to threshold values.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180163708

Hydrostatic axial piston machine

A hydrostatic axial piston machine has a housing. In the housing of the hydrostatic axial piston machine, an actuating pressure cylinder is formed at an angle to the drive shaft. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180162659

Conveying arrangement

The invention relates to a conveying arrangement comprising at least one mover (20) which has at least one permanent magnet (19) connected to the mover (20), said permanent magnet (19) cooperating with at least one coil plane (18) of a drive surface (13) to drive the mover (20) particularly without contact, and further comprising at least one conveying system (30, 38), preferably conveying products (32), characterized in that the conveying system (30, 38), preferably a conveyor belt, is arranged between the drive surface (13) and the mover (20).. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180162342

Method for monitoring a brake system with an electromechanical brake mechanism

A method for monitoring a brake system in a vehicle includes actuating at least one electric brake motor with a brake motor controller and final control signals of a brake motor control unit. The method further includes carrying out, in the brake motor control unit, at least one monitoring function of the brake system while a braking force is produced by the at least one electric brake motor. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180162341

Brake system and method of operating

A vehicle braking system includes a brake pedal, master cylinder, a braking circuit with a wheel cylinder, and a brake pressure generator. A pedal feel simulator is coupled to the master cylinder output side through a switchable valve, the pedal feel simulator providing a reaction force. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180162340

Vehicle having brake system and method of operating

A vehicle includes a brake pedal, a master cylinder, a braking circuit with a wheel cylinder, and a brake pressure generator with strokable piston. A pedal feel simulator is coupled to the master cylinder through a switchable valve, the simulator providing a reaction force. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180162339

Vehicle having brake system and method of operating

A vehicle includes a brake pedal, a master cylinder, a braking circuit with a wheel cylinder, and a brake pressure generator. A pedal feel simulator is coupled to the master cylinder through a switchable valve. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180162338

Vehicle having brake system and method of operating

A vehicle includes a brake pedal, a master cylinder, a braking circuit with a wheel cylinder, and a brake pressure generator with strokable piston. A pedal feel simulator is coupled to the master cylinder through a switchable valve, the simulator providing a reaction force. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180162336

Vehicle braking system and method

A vehicle braking system includes a brake pedal, a master cylinder, and an electronically-controlled booster having an input member and an output member adapted to provide an input force to the master cylinder that combines a driver-supplied input force and a boost force provided by the electronically-controlled booster. A wheel cylinder is fluidly coupled to an outlet of the master cylinder and operable to provide a wheel braking force proportional to the input force to the master cylinder. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180162276

Arrangement to prevent erroneous image orientation for rear view camera

A method of operating a rear video camera includes a non-volatile memory for storing information and a video imager configured to load information from the non-volatile memory and to obtain video signals with video images from a field of view rearward of a vehicle. The video imager is configured to output an enable signal at a pin of the video imager when the information is loaded onto the video imager from the non-volatile memory and to output video signals. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180162007

Power-tool cutting device

A power-tool cutting device includes at least one cutting strand, at least one guide unit configured to guide the cutting strand, and at least one deflecting unit. The guide unit together with the cutting strand forms a closed system. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180161949

Electric power tool

An electric power tool includes an output shaft, drivable by an associated drive motor, and a brake apparatus for braking the output shaft rotating in the unpowered state of the associated drive motor. The output shaft is mounted in a rotatable manner in an associated housing and the brake apparatus has a magnetic-field brake unit with at least one first and one second brake element. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180160673

Weed-control device

A device for damaging weeds, the device having a pressure-conveyance unit, which is designed to convey a fluid under pressure, and a fluid-dispensing unit, which is fluidically connected to the pressure-conveyance unit and is furthermore developed to dispense the pressurized fluid to the weed in order to damage the weed, the fluid-dispensing unit including at least one valve that has a piezo-actuator or an electroactive polymer actuator or a magnetoresistive actuator.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180160110

Method for calibrating a camera and calibration system

A method for calibrating a camera. The method includes a step of reading in and a step of ascertaining, an imaging trajectory and a reference trajectory of a moving calibration object detected by using the camera being read in in the step of reading in, the imaging trajectory representing a trajectory imaged in image coordinates of the camera and the reference trajectory representing the trajectory in world coordinates, and at least one calibration parameter for the camera being ascertained in the step of ascertaining by using the imaging trajectory and the reference trajectory.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180159399

Electric motor comprising an insulating element with guide means

The invention relates to an electric motor (1) comprising—a fitting (10) having a plurality of teeth (20) and grooves (30) formed between the teeth (20),—at least one winding (40) formed by a winding conductor (42), wherein at least a part of the winding (40) extends within one of the grooves (30),—an insulating element (50) which electrically separates the winding (40) from the fitting (10). It is proposed according to the invention that the insulating element (50) comprises a guide means (52) which is formed within one of the grooves (30), the guide means (52) guiding a winding conductor section (44) of a winding conductor (42) and the winding conductor (42) being guided out of the fitting (10) by the guide means (52).. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180159182

Linker-functionalized cathodes for solid state batteries

A cathode active material including a lithium intercalation material; a coating including an oxide, phosphate, or borate; and a moiety capable of forming a bond with the coating.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180159132

Anode active material particles with artificial sel-layer by means of graft-to-polymerization

A method for manufacturing an anode active material and/or an anode for a lithium cell and/or lithium battery, in particular for a lithium-ion cell and/or lithium-ion battery, and/or for manufacturing such a lithium cell and/or lithium battery. In order to improve the cycle stability of the lithium cell and/or lithium battery, in the method at least one polymerizable monomer, and/or at least one polymer constituted from the at least one polymerizable monomer, is reacted with at least one silane compound having at least one polymerizable and/or polymerization-initiating and/or polymerization-controlling functional group, and anode active material particles, in particular silicon particles, are added. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180158336

Method and device for operating a vehicle

A method for operating a vehicle, the method including a step of determining and a step of utilizing. In the step of determining, a distance between the vehicle and an infrastructure unit or another vehicle is determined by utilizing a propagation time of at least one signal between the vehicle and the infrastructure unit or the other vehicle. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180158333

Concept for checking a sensor system for detecting an occupancy state of a parking space for errors

A method for checking for errors of a sensor system, within a vehicle, for detecting an occupancy state of a parking space. The method includes providing a reference data set for a parking space ascertained independently of the sensor system to be checked, the reference data set including a reference occupancy state of the parking space which is assigned a first detection point in time; receiving an occupancy state of the parking space detected with the aid of the sensor system via a communication network which is assigned a second detection point in time; a time difference between the first and second detection points in time is compared to a threshold value, and when the ascertained time difference is less than or less than/equal to the threshold value, the detected occupancy state of the parking space is compared to the reference occupancy state to check the sensor system for errors.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180158258

Design for testing for errors of a sensor system for acquiring a state of occupancy of a parking space

A method for testing for errors of a sensor system included in a motor vehicle for acquiring a state of occupancy of a parking space for motor vehicles. The method includes provision of a reference data set, ascertained independently of the sensor system to be tested, for a parking space, the reference data set including a reference state of occupancy of the parking space, acquisition of a state of occupancy of the parking space by the sensor system, and comparison of the acquired state of occupancy of the parking space with the reference state of occupancy in order to test the sensor system for errors.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180157273

Method and apparatus for furnishing a signal for operating at least two vehicles along a first trajectory

A method and a first apparatus for furnishing a signal for operating at least two vehicles along a first trajectory, having a step of ascertaining first environmental data values by way of at least one sensor of the at least two vehicles, the first environmental data values representing a first environment of the at least two vehicles; and a step of ascertaining second environmental data values from an external server, the second environmental data values representing a second environment, dependent on the first trajectory, of the at least two vehicles, the first environment being encompassed by the second environment. The method furthermore encompasses a step of determining data values on the basis of the first and second environmental data values, and a step of furnishing a signal, on the basis of the determined data values, for operating the at least two vehicles.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180156348

Electromagnetic actuator, flux washer body for an electromagnetic actuator, and method for manufacturing an electromagnetic actuator

An electromagnetic actuator, including an armature movable along a longitudinal axis in an armature chamber, a solenoid coil extending around the longitudinal axis for generating a magnetic field for moving the armature, an actuating element coupled to the movements of the armature, and a flux washer body which is situated at an axial end of the solenoid coil and has a recess extending in the direction of the longitudinal axis in which the actuating element is displaceably mounted. It is provided that the flux washer body has a two-piece design and includes a base body made of sintered soft magnetic material, which faces the solenoid coil and in which the recess for the actuating element is situated, and a metal washer pressed onto an end of the base body facing away from the solenoid coil.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180156319

Planetary friction gear mechanism, method for operating a planetary friction gear mechanism, and fluid energy machine

A planetary friction gear mechanism (10) for a fluid energy machine (1), wherein a gap (24) for supplying lubricant (m) to a thrust collar (20) is formed, at least in sections, between an inner side (21a, 22a) of respective annular elements (21, 22) of the thrust collar (20) and adjacently arranged end sides (16a, 16b) of a plurality of planetary gears (16, 17, 18). Also a method for operating a planetary friction gear mechanism (10), and to a fluid energy machine (1).. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180156163

Pump device for building up pressure in a fuel tank

A pump device includes an electrical delivery pump, a first port for an air filter, a second port for a fuel tank, a valve opening, a connecting line, a bypass line, and an electrical switching valve. The connecting line connects the ports via the valve opening, which has a valve seat formed at the opening, a valve body receptacle, and a valve body configured to interact with the seat and adjustable in a direction of the seat by a delivery flow of the delivery pump. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180155185

Micromechanical spring device and method for manufacturing a micromechanical spring device

A micromechanical device and a corresponding manufacturing method. The micromechanical device includes: a spring element which is moveably coupleable or is moveably coupled to a frame unit at at least one connecting point of the spring element, the spring element including at least one web, which extends outward from the at least one connecting point; and the at least one web being structured in such a way that it includes at least one first section as well as at least one widening section for reducing a non-linearity of the spring element, which is widened compared to the first section.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180154922

Intermediate steering shaft for a motor vehicle, and method for operating an intermediate steering shaft for a motor vehicle

An intermediate steering shaft for a motor vehicle includes an elastic element arranged and formed (i) at least partially in a first recess and second recess formed in a receiving section of a profile shaft, and (ii) at least partially in a recess formed in a first guide rail and a recess formed in a second guide rail, in order to apply a pretension to a respective guide arrangement.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180154901

Method and system for localizing a vehicle

A method and an associated system for vehicle localization are described. The system includes a first sensor unit for determining a relative movement of the vehicle in relation to at least one feature in the vehicle surroundings and a second sensor unit for detecting radar data of the vehicle surroundings. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180154897

Method for reducing nitrogen oxide emissions of a diesel vehicle

A method for reducing nitrogen oxide emissions of a diesel vehicle. In this context, first state variables of the diesel vehicle are measured with the aid of sensors of the diesel vehicle, and using an arithmetic unit, it is ascertained, as a function of the first state variables, if the nitrogen oxide emissions are exceeding a predetermined threshold, or using the arithmetic unit, it is predicted, as a function of the first state variables, if the nitrogen oxide emissions will exceed the predetermined threshold. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180154880

Automated parking brake and method for operating an automated parking brake

An automated parking brake for a motor vehicle having at least one brake device is configured to adopt at least two states. In a first state, no clamping force is established by the parking brake, and in a second state, a clamping force is established by the parking brake. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180154855

Method and trigger circuit for triggering an airbag situated in a steering wheel of a motor vehicle

A method for triggering an airbag situated in a position-adjustable steering wheel of a motor vehicle, including: a) ascertaining the relative spacing between a driver of the motor vehicle and the steering wheel, b) establishing a triggering event which necessitates the triggering of the airbag in the motor vehicle, c) establishing a trigger time and/or a firing strategy for the airbag, the relative spacing ascertained in step a) being taken into account, d) triggering the airbag at the established trigger time and/or using the established firing strategy. A trigger circuit for triggering an airbag is also described which is situated in a position-adjustable steering wheel of a motor vehicle, at least one measuring unit for establishing the position of the steering wheel or the relative spacing of the steering wheel from a driver being provided, and the trigger circuit includes an input for processing signals from this measuring unit.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180154845

Method for transmitting measured values from a sensor, computer program, machine-readable storage medium and sensor

A method for transmitting measured values from a sensor, wherein the measured values are transmitted cyclically, wherein at least two communication slots are provided in one communication cycle, wherein a first measured value, which represents a first physical effect detected by the sensor, is transmitted in a first communication slot, and a second measured value, which represents a second physical effect detected by the sensor, is transmitted in a second communication slot, characterized in that the measured value is transmitted in a communication cycle according to a defined relevance of the currently detected physical effect and/or of the measured value.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180154756

Method for operating a rechargeable battery cell and battery control device

The invention relates to a method for operating a rechargeable battery cell: wherein—a first measurement (101) of a first voltage of the battery cell is carried out,—a first comparison (102) of the first voltage with a first limit voltage is carried out,—a charging process (104) of the battery cell is carried out if the first voltage is less than the first limit voltage,—a second measurement (106) of a second voltage of the battery cell is carried out,—a second comparison (107) of the second voltage with a second limit voltage is carried out,—a discharge process (109) of the battery cell is carried out if the second voltage is greater than the second limit voltage, wherein the first limit voltage is greater than the second limit voltage. The invention also relates to a battery control device which is equipped to carry out the method according to the invention.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180154589

Supporting solution for "in air" geometries in 3d additive manufacturing

A support bridge for supporting an in-air surface of a three-dimensional (3d) object during a print process includes a first end, a second end, and a horizontal span that spans between the first end and the second end. The first end, second end, and span are situated in an intermediate layer, and the first end and second end of the support bridge contact, respectively, first and second surfaces of an abutment layer of the 3d object. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180154508

Handheld power tool including a spindle locking device

A handheld power tool including a tool housing, in which a drive motor for driving a drive spindle is situated, the drive spindle being assigned a tool holder for accommodating an insertion tool and the drive spindle being assigned a spindle locking device which is designed to prevent the drive spindle from twisting in relation to the tool housing during a spindle locking mode, a fan wheel is provided which is intended at least for cooling the drive motor, at least 20 percent by volume of the fan wheel including a metal having a density of greater than or equal to 3.5 g/cm3.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180154507

Hand-held power tool including a spring detent mechanism

A hand-held power tool including a tool housing in which a drive motor is situated for driving a drive spindle provided with a tool holder, the tool holder being designed for accommodating an insertion tool, and including a spring detent mechanism which is assigned to the drive spindle and includes at least one spring element, the at least one spring element being compressible, in at least one operating mode of the hand-held power tool, at least in phases, with the aid of energy of the drive motor, a fan wheel is provided, which is provided at least for cooling the drive motor, at least 20 percent by volume of the fan wheel including a metal having a density which is greater than or equal to 3.5 g/cm3.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180154470

Tool

A tool, in particular a plunge-cut saw blade, includes a saw blade that has at least one main body and at least one working part. The working part has at least one working edge with saw teeth and is connected integrally to the main body along a straight connecting edge. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180152316

Method and apparatus for operating a sensor system, sensor system

A method for operating a sensor system for operating a sensor system includes electrically connecting sensors of a plurality of sensors to one another with a bus system. The method further includes communicating with the plurality of sensors over the bus system using a control device. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180151968

Electrical connection arrangement

An electrical connection arrangement includes an electronics module, a printed circuit board element, and a flexible conductor foil. The circuit board element includes a mounting area, an electronic circuit positioned on the mounting area, and a protective mass at least partially covering the electronic circuit to provide protection against environmental influences. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180151282

Electromagnetic actuating device

An electromagnetic actuating device, in particular for actuating an hydraulic slide valve of an automatic transmission. It has a pole body, an armature element having a first channel that extends axially overall, and an actuating element, which is separate from the armature element, the armature element being guided in the pole body, and first effective section of the armature element on the end face is at least intermittently in contact with a second effective section of the actuating element on the end face, the first channel fluidically communicating with a second channel implemented in or on the actuating element when the effective sections are in contact.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180151274

Electric contact arrangement

The present invention relates to an electric contact arrangement (1) comprising: a housing (2) having a recess (3) that penetrates the housing (2) in an axial direction (7); a sleeve (4) which is inserted into the recess (3) and which has an axial sealing surface (8) inside the housing (2) and two projections (10) outside the housing (2) which run perpendicularly to the axial direction (7); a contact pin (5) which is fixed in the sleeve (4) and which extends through the sleeve (4); an attachment element (6) which is designed to lie on the housing (2) and to be slid under the projections (10); and wedge shaped surfaces (13) between the sleeve (4) and the attachment element (6) and/or between the housing (2) and the attachment element (6) such that the sealing surface (8) can drawn against the housing (2) from the inside by means of sliding the attachment element (6) under the projections (10).. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180149739

Method and device for determining the position of a vehicle

A method for determining the position of a vehicle, including: determination of a gns vehicle position by a gns unit, sensor acquisition of a surrounding environment of the gns vehicle position by a radar sensor unit of the vehicle in order to ascertain radar data corresponding to the acquired surrounding environment, detection of objects situated in the surrounding environment based on the radar data, ascertaining of a direction vector that points from a detected object to a reference point fixed to the vehicle, comparison of the radar data and the ascertained direction vector to a digital map that has objects and direction vectors assigned to the objects, the direction vectors assigned to the objects pointing to a position in the digital map from which the corresponding object was acquired by a radar sensor unit, and ascertaining of a corrected vehicle position based on the gns vehicle position and the comparison.. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180149733

Method for heating an ultrasonic transducer and ultrasonic transducer

A method for heating an ultrasonic transducer, in which an interior of the ultrasonic transducer together with a diaphragm element is heated by thermal radiation of a component, the temperature of the diaphragm element being increased to a temperature above the freezing point. The heating is achieved by a component which in a first operating mode is used to implement a transmitting and/or receiving operation of the ultrasonic transducer, and in a second operating mode is operated in such a way that the component has an increased electrical power loss compared to the first operating mode.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180149630

Sensor element for detecting at least one property of a fluid medium in at least one measuring chamber

A sensor element is provided for detecting at least one property of a fluid medium in at least one measuring chamber, in particular for detecting an h2 proportion in a test gas. The sensor element comprises a reference chamber and a measuring diaphragm, the measuring diaphragm separating the reference chamber from the measuring chamber, the measuring diaphragm being at least partially heatable by at least one heating element. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180149607

Apparatus and method for the photothermal quality control of grain size and layer adhesion of a component

Method (18, 19, 20, 21) for the quality control of a component (4, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, i, j, k), wherein the component (4, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, i, j, k) is heated (19) by an energy source (5, 5c, 5d), the intensity of which is periodically modulated (18) at at least one frequency 107 , and wherein the amplitude a and/or the phase φ of a heat wave (81) which is modulated at the same frequency ω and is emitted by the component (4, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, i, j, k) is/are recorded (20), wherein the particle sized of the material, from which the component (4, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, i, j, k) is constructed, and/or the adhesion properties f of a functional layer (42) applied to the component (4, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, i, j, k) are evaluated (21) from the amplitude a and/or from the phase φ. Apparatus (100) for carrying out the method.. ... Robert Bosch Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180149515

Protective device for a weighing platform

A protective device (10) for a weighing platform (1), particularly for weighing animals, the weighing platform (1) comprising a weighing plate that defines two longitudinal ends, wherein at each of the plate (2) ends a protective device (10) is arranged, which, when projected in side view, defines an l-shaped profile (11), the profile (11) comprising a lower end (12) that defines a base for supporting the protective device (10) and an upper end (13) that is mounted near end of the plate (12) of the weighing platform (1), being capable of barring dirt brought by the animals, preventing the accumulation of residues/debris under the platform (1), which might entail problems in the precision of the weighing or even lead to locking of the platform (10).. . ... Robert Bosch Gmbh








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