Stuttgart, Germany

Robert Bosch GmbH

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Stuttgart, Germany

Robert Bosch GmbH , or Bosch, is a German multinational engineering and electronics company headquartered in Gerlingen, near Stuttgart, Germany. It is the world's largest supplier of automotive components measured by 2011 revenues. The company was founded by Robert Bosch in Stuttgart in 1886.Bosch's core products are automotive components , industrial products and building products .Bosch has more than 350 subsidiaries across over 60 countries and its products are sold in around 150 countries. Bosch employs around 306,000 people and had revenues of approximately €52.5 billion in 2012. In 2012 it invested around €4.8 billion in research and development and applied for around 4,800 patents worldwide. In 2009 Bosch was the leader in terms of numbers of patents at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office with 3,213 patents.However, Bosch continued to extend its international footprint through company acquisitions and investments in new plants, and will continue along with this path in 2013. For example, the Bosch Group is planning to set up a manufacturing site for automotive windshield-wiper systems near Belgrade, Serbia. By 2019 some 70 million euros will be invested. Construction work was set to begin in early 2012, with production due to commence at the start of 2013. Initially, some 60 associates will work in manufacturing operations with a floor area of around 22,000 square meters. By 2019 the number of associates is set to rise to some 620. Its objectives are to achieve a better increase in sales than in 2012 and to improve result significantly.Robert Bosch GmbH is privately owned, and 92% of its share capital is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH. The Bosch logo represents a simple magneto armature and casing, one of the company's first products. Wikipedia.


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The invention relates to a method for operating a vehicle, comprising the following steps: determining a collision probability for the vehicle, determining an effectiveness parameter associated with a restraint system of the vehicle, which effectiveness parameter is a measure of how effectively the restraint system can protect a vehicle occupant in the event of a collision associated with the collision probability, and taking at least one injury-reducing measure in accordance with the determined effectiveness parameter in order to reduce occupant injury during a collision. The invention further relates to a corresponding device and to a computer program.


Patent
Robert Bosch GmbH | Date: 2017-04-19

The invention relates to a method for operating an exhaust gas probe in the exhaust duct of an internal combustion engine, wherein the exhaust gas probe has at least one heating element for reaching a nominal temperature of a measuring cell in the exhaust gas probe, and wherein the heating power is regulated in order to stabilise the temperature of the measuring cell, comprising the steps: a) selecting (11) an operating point of the exhaust gas probe, at which operating point an output voltage of a parallel circuit composed of a probe voltage of the exhaust gas probe at the output of an electrical connection of the measuring cell and an opposing voltage of a voltage source, integrated in a control unit, corresponds to the opposing voltage of the voltage source which is integrated in the control unit, b) reading out (12) the output voltage of the parallel circuit at the operating point selected in step a), at which operating point the output voltage of the parallel circuit corresponds to the opposing voltage of the voltage source which is integrated in the control unit, and c) using (13) the output voltage read out in step b) as the actual opposing voltage. The invention further relates to a corresponding device for performing the method. This therefore provides a possible way of operating an exhaust gas probe in such a way that the actual opposing voltage can be determined and in the process possible tolerances are taken into account correctly. At the same time, the signal quality of derived variables and also the selectivity of diagnoses of the probe signal are improved.


Patent
Robert Bosch GmbH | Date: 2017-04-05

The invention relates to a nozzle assembly for a fuel injector, comprising a nozzle needle (1), which is accommodated in a high-pressure bore (2) of a nozzle body (3) in such a way that the nozzle needle can be moved in a reciprocating manner in order to open and close at least one injection opening (4) and to which a spring force of a spring (5) is applied at least indirectly in a closing direction, wherein the nozzle needle (1) is surrounded by a throttle bore body (7) at least in some regions in order to form at least one closing throttle (6). According to the invention, the throttle bore body (7) has a multi-part design and comprises at least two sleeves (7.1, 7.2), which are guided in each other at least in some regions. The invention further relates to a fuel injector comprising such a nozzle assembly.


Patent
Seeo Inc and Robert Bosch GmbH | Date: 2017-02-22

In a solid-state lithium-metal/sulfur-based battery cell, barriers to sulfur and polysulfide diffusion are included in or used as an ionically conductive electrolyte in the cathode or separator layers. During operation of the battery, the barrier materials are positioned to either 1) rapidly react with any free sulfur or lithium polysulfide species that are generated, forming stable carbon-sulfur bond(s) and preventing further migration of the sulfur or polysulfide species or 2) prevent the formation and diffusion of elemental sulfur or free lithium polysulfide species. Regardless of the identity of the sulfur/polysulfide species, the sulfur-containing species is prevented from diffusing to the anode and causing capacity fade and higher internal resistance to ion flow.


The invention relates to a participant station (10; 30) for a bus system (1) and to a method for increasing the transmission capacity in a bus system (1). The participant station (10; 30) comprises a communication controller (11) for generating or reading a first message (45) for/from at least one additional participant station of the bus system (1), wherein an exclusive collision-free access of a participant station (10, 20, 30) to a bus (40) of the bus system (1) is ensured at least temporarily. The communication controller (11) is designed to generate or read the first message (45) as a frame which has a longer length than the maximum length of additional frames (461; 462; 46584), in the form of which second messages (46) are transmitted in the bus system (1), said frame having data of the first message (45) in an unsegmented manner.


Patent
Robert Bosch GmbH and Samsung | Date: 2017-03-01

The invention relates to a vehicle electrical system (1) for a motor vehicle, wherein the vehicle electrical system comprises: a low-voltage sub-system (21) for at least one low-voltage load (29); a high-voltage sub-system (20) for at least one high-voltage load (25); and a starter/generator (30); wherein the high-voltage sub-system (20) is connected to the low-voltage sub-system (21) by means of a coupling unit (33), which is designed to draw energy from the high-voltage sub-system (20) and to feed said energy to the low-voltage sub-system (21), wherein the high-voltage sub-system (20) has a battery (40), which is designed to produce the high voltage and to output the high voltage to the high-voltage sub-system (20) and which has at least two battery units (41) having individual voltage taps (42), which are led to the coupling unit (33). The coupling unit (33) is designed to selectively connect the battery units (41) to the low-voltage sub-system (21). The invention further relates to a motor vehicle, comprising an internal combustion engine and such a vehicle electrical system.


The invention relates to a high-pressure fuel pump (10) comprising a discharge valve (32) with a valve ball (38) and a valve body (58), said body having a sealing section provided with a sealing seat (68) and having a guiding section (70), in which the valve ball is guided (38). According to the invention, the guiding section (70) has a first plurality of axially projecting lands (72), between which first flow paths (74) are formed, and a gap (75) facing radially outwards is situated at least between two adjacent lands (72).


Patent
Robert Bosch GmbH | Date: 2017-02-08

The invention relates to a hand-held tool system (1), having a hand-held power tool (2), in particular a drill, having a wall device (3) which can be mounted on a wall to be processed by means of the hand-held power tool and has at least a first sensor device (8) that is designed to determine an orientation of the hand-held power tool (2) relative to the wall device (3).


The invention relates to an electromagnetically actuatable gas valve for metering a gaseous fuel into a suction tract of a motor, in particular a gas or diesel gas motor, comprising a valve seat (1) which is designed as a flat seat and which has multiple annular webs (3) that are arranged in a concentric manner and are connected via at least one radially running web (4) in order to delimit circular or semicircular through-flow openings (2). The electromagnetically actuatable gas valve further comprises a movable valve plate (5) which sealingly interacts with the valve seat (1) and which has multiple annular sealing webs (6) that are arranged in a concentric manner and can be brought into an overlapping arrangement with the circular or semicircular through-flow openings (2) of the valve seat (1). According to the invention, the rigidity of the valve seat (1) and/or the valve plate (5) is substantially constant in the radial direction, the rigidity of the valve seat (1) being greater than the rigidity of the valve plate (5). The invention further relates to a method for increasing the seal of an electromagnetically actuatable gas valve.


MYC rearrangements occur in 5% to 10% of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL) and confer an increased risk to cyclophosphamide, hydroxydaunorubicin, oncovin, and prednisone (CHOP) and rituximab (R)-CHOP treated patients. We investigated the prognostic relevance of MYC-, BCL2- and BCL6-rearrangements and protein expression in a prospective randomized trial. Paraffin-embedded tumor samples from 442 de novo DLBCL treated within the RICOVER study of the German High-Grade Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Study Group (DSHNHL) were investigated using immunohistochemistry and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to detect protein expression and breaks of MYC, BCL2, and BCL6. Rearrangements of MYC, BCL2, and BCL6 were detected in 8.8%, 13.5%, and 28.7%, respectively. Protein overexpression of MYC (>40%) was encountered in 31.8% of tumors; 79.6% and 82.8% of tumors expressed BCL2 and BCL6, respectively. MYC translocations, MYChigh, BCL2high, and BCL6low protein expressions were associated with inferior survival. In multivariate Cox regression modeling, protein expression patterns of MYC, BCL2 and BCL6, and MYC rearrangements were predictive of outcome and provided prognostic information independent of the International Prognostic Index (IPI) for overall survival and event-free survival. A combined immunohistochemical or FISH/immunohistochemical score predicts outcome in DLBCL patients independent of the IPI and identifies a subset of 15% of patients with dismal prognosis in the high-risk IPI group following treatment with R-CHOP. Registered at http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials: RICOVER trial of the DSHNHL is NCT 00052936.

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