Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Klaus J. Bach
  • Patent number: 8347838
    Abstract: In an internal combustion engine valve drive train switching arrangement with a switching unit, the switching unit has at least one actuating unit with at least two switching members and at least one switching device for actuating the two switching members independently in an at least partial chronological offset, so as to perform a first switching process based on a first signal and then a second switching process, independently of an electronic evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Jens Meintschel, Thomas Stolk, Alexander von Gaisberg-Helfenberg
  • Patent number: 8348028
    Abstract: In a pneumatic damper for slowing down movable furniture parts, comprising a cylinder and a piston movably disposed in the cylinder so as to form a displacement chamber at one side and a vacuum chamber at the other side of the piston, the piston includes a seal element which, in one end position thereof, is in close contact with the wall of the cylinder whose cross-section increases toward the opposite end of the cylinder so that the sealing effect collapses when the piston approaches its other end position and the piston includes a piston rod, which has a diameter of less than 35% of the piston diameter and sealingly extends through a cylinder end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Günther Zimmer, Martin Zimmer
  • Patent number: 8347749
    Abstract: In a gear shift device and a method for operating a manual gearshift device of a motor vehicle including a control unit which, in a gear shift mode is adapted to resolve a recognized tooth butt condition of a gear shift device which is to be engaged positively by a starting clutch, the control unit is adapted to select a starting mode for resolving the tooth butt condition by setting a startup readiness parameter which determines a startup readiness condition as established before the tooth butt condition is resolved for initiating clutch engagement and thereby resolving the tooth butt condition and, at the same time, starting movement of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Manfred Guggolz, Werner Hillenbrand, Jürgen Hertlein, David Ulmer
  • Patent number: 8352135
    Abstract: In a method of operating a hybrid drive train for a motor vehicle including an internal combustion engine, an electric machine and a transmission, a first clutch arranged between the internal combustion engine and the transmission and the electric machine being arranged in parallel with the first clutch and being connectable to the internal combustion engine by way of a second clutch and to the transmission via a third clutch, the electric machine is connected by means of the second and third clutches to the internal combustion engine and to the transmission for assisting the first clutch transmitting an excessive engine torque, and upon failure of the first clutch, for starting movement of the motor vehicle, the third clutch is engaged and the electric machine is energized for transferring an electric machine torque to the transmission and the second clutch is engaged when the vehicle has reached a speed corresponding to the engine speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Lang, Klaus Riedl
  • Patent number: 8347837
    Abstract: In an internal combustion engine valve drive train switching arrangement with a switching unit, the switching unit includes at least two control structure arranged at adjacent ends of at least two switching devices of the actuating units and an actuating unit cooperating with at least one control track formed by the switching devices of the actuating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Jens Meintschel, Thomas Stolk, Alexander von Gaisberg-Helfenberg
  • Patent number: 8342304
    Abstract: The invention concerns a pneumatic retarding device with a cylinder dividing the cylinder into a displacement chamber and a compensation chamber and including a piston with a piston rod movably supported in the cylinder and having a piston seal element wherein, upon movement of the piston, a piston movement opposing force is generated while an air leakage flow is established past the piston for damping piston movement. The piston and the piston rod are formed integrally and the piston seal element has at least two deformation zones of which one responds faster to a pressure change in the displacement chamber then the other which is subjected to the pressure change via a restrictive passage. Also, a guide system is provided with such a retarding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Günther Zimmer, Martin Zimmer
  • Patent number: 8336361
    Abstract: In an apparatus and a method for producing diffraction- and interference-active structures by micro-pattern stamping a metal object, a micro-stamping arrangement is provided including a micro-stamping station with a micro-pattern stamp for generating a diffraction-active structure on the metal object, an application station for applying a protective layer to the diffraction-active structure and a macro-stamping station for applying a macroscopic image relief over the diffraction active structure while it is protected by the protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jürgen Fahrenbach
  • Patent number: 8312720
    Abstract: In an internal combustion engine comprising an exhaust gas turbocharger, which includes a compressor with a compressor wheel arranged in an inlet tract of the internal combustion engine and a turbine with a turbine wheel coupled rotationally to the compressor wheel and arranged in an at least two-path exhaust gas tract of which is connected to an exhaust gas guide section of the turbine including at least a first spiral channel coupled to the first exhaust path and a second spiral channel coupled to a second exhaust gas path, two guide vane elements are arranged upstream of the turbine wheel and downstream of respective spiral channels which are formed corresponding to a first degree of asymmetry A1 determined as a quotient ? of a first mass flow parameter and a second mass flow parameter which is between 0.4 and 0.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Daimler A G
    Inventors: Stephan Krätschmer, Wolfram Schmid, Wolfgang Sladek, Siegfried Sumser
  • Patent number: 8310170
    Abstract: In a circuit arrangement for controlling light emitting diodes (LED's) combined in groups, with at least one driver which has current outputs, via which current can be delivered to the LED's, as well as a control input by which the current supplied to the LED's is adjustable, the current control input is connected to the voltage output of a voltage source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: INit Innovative Informatikanwendungen in Transport-, Verkehrg-und Leitsystemen GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Pados, Jan Ellmann, Michael Gültig
  • Patent number: 8307795
    Abstract: In an internal combustion engine valve drive train switching device, at least one safety device is provided for preventing an unscheduled switching of a valve train switching unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Jens Meintschel, Thomas Stolk, Alexander von Gaisberg-Helfenberg
  • Patent number: 8307794
    Abstract: In an internal combustion engine valve drive switching device with a switching unit, the switching unit includes an implementation unit for implementing a first switching process based on at least one signal and thereafter, to implement a second switching process independently of an electronic evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Markus Lengfeld, Jens Meintschel, Thomas Stolk, Alexander von Gaisberg-Helfenberg
  • Patent number: 8310167
    Abstract: In a circuit arrangement for controlling light emitting diodes (LEDs), which are combined in an indicating table, including a voltage supply, at least one driver which is connected to the voltage supply and has current outputs by way of which current can be supplied to the LEDs as well as at least one control input via which the current being supplied to the LEDs is controllable, a control element is provided by which the number of the LEDs to which current has to be supplied at the same time can be determined and a signal indicative of the number determined can be supplied to the control input of the driver for assisting in controlling the power supply to the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: INIT Innovative Informatikanwendungen in Transport; Verkehrs-und Leitsystemen GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Ellman, Michael Gültig, Martin Pados
  • Patent number: 8307797
    Abstract: In an internal combustion engine valve drive train shifting device including a camshaft having at least two shifting units arranged on the camshaft in spaced relationship, at least one coupling unit is provided interconnecting the at least two shifting units for shifting purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Jens Meintschel, Thomas Stolk, Alexander Von Gaisberg-Helfenberg
  • Patent number: 8310250
    Abstract: In a probe and an arrangement including a probe for determining a moisture content or a conductivity of a material, wherein the probe has a base body with two electrical conductors of which at least one has the form of a tape which is embedded in an electrically insulating material area of the base body in such a way that only an edge area of the tape-like conductor is disposed at the surface of the insulating material area of the base body for contact with the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Imko intelligente Micromodule Köhler GmbH
    Inventor: Kurt Köhler
  • Patent number: 8307648
    Abstract: In a compressor of a turbocharger of an internal combustion engine comprising a housing with an inflow channel; a compressor impeller arranged in the inflow channel; and a bypass channel which has a first flow opening upstream of the compressor impeller inlet, a second flow opening downstream of the compressor impeller inlet and an axial annular chamber which connects the first and the second flow openings. An axial vane structure is provided in the axial annular chamber of the bypass channel, which imparts a swirl direction corresponding to that of the air mass flow in the inflow channel to the air mass flowing through the bypass channel from the second to the first flow opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Siegfried Sumser, Gernot Hertweck, Paul Löffler, Lionel Le Clech
  • Patent number: 8291877
    Abstract: In a valve drive arrangement for an internal combustion engine including a camshaft carrying axially movable cam elements provided with cams for operating gas exchange valves of the internal combustion engine and an actuation device having at least one shift element which is provided to shift cam element by means of a shifting gate between opposite axial positions, the valve drive arrangement has a change-over device for changing the axial shift direction of the shift element from one to the opposite axial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Jens Meintschel, Thomas Stolk, Alexander Von Gaisberg-Helfenberg
  • Patent number: 8291880
    Abstract: In an internal combustion engine having several combustion chambers formed in in-line cylinders wherein an air/fuel mixture can be combusted and which include a common cylinder head, with discharge passages formed within the cylinder head and extending to a common confluence zone in communication with a discharge manifold, the common confluence zone is delimited on a first side (A) by at least one cylinder head wall and a separate shell element on a second side mounted to the outside of the cylinder head, the shell element being curved funnel-like for conducting the exhaust gas away from the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Jochen Häfner, Dieter Nowak
  • Patent number: 8287218
    Abstract: In a cement anchor for use in connection with lightweight construction panels, wherein the anchor comprises a cylindrical body with at least one piston forming with the cylindrical body a displacement area in which a meltable cement is disposed together with a heatable melt body, the melt body is heated just before the anchor is inserted into a bore in the panel so that the cement is liquefied and, upon compression of the anchor, is displaced from the displacement area into the space around the anchor, so that, upon solidification of the cement, the anchor is firmly connected to the lightweight construction panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventors: Günther Zimmer, Martin Zimmer
  • Patent number: 8267268
    Abstract: In a high-pressure gas tank for motor vehicles and a method for filling a high-pressure gas tank which has an interior space for holding gas and a filling region with an inflow opening which leads to the interior space, the filling region is formed so as to direct a gas jet which enters through the inflow opening at an angle ? upwardly with respect to a central horizontal longitudinal axis of the interior space toward a top wall of the tank where the gas jet is deflected toward the end of the tank opposite the filling region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Gerardo Friedlmeier, Steffen Maus
  • Patent number: D671950
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Harald Richter