Patents Assigned to Audi AG
  • Publication number: 20230034855
    Abstract: A display device includes a transparent display screen element, which has a front side and a rear side opposite to the front side, and a polarizing element arranged flatly on the rear side of the transparent display screen element. The polarizing element is to attenuate light output by at least one lighting element of the transparent display screen element. A motor vehicle may have such a display device, in particular where the display device may be arranged freestanding at or on an interior trim element of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Ulrich MUELLER, Jacques HELOT
  • Publication number: 20230036242
    Abstract: A method for producing an automobile rim made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy for a wheel of an automobile, the automobile rim having a rim bed bounded on opposite sides by an outer flange and an inner flange, a hub with a center recess and a bolt circle, as well as a rim center connecting the rim bed and the hub to one another, the rim center being designed with a plurality of spokes spaced apart in the circumferential direction with respect to the longitudinal center axis of the automobile rim. The automobile rim is produced in one piece and continuously in a casting mold by die casting of a casting material, wherein the automobile rim has, at least in some areas, a low wall thickness not exceeding 15 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jaan Mattes REILING, Jan GAUGLER, Marc HUMMEL
  • Patent number: 11569706
    Abstract: An electric machine comprising at least one housing in which a rotor having coolant guide vanes provided at an end face is accommodated, and an annular cooling fin structure through which coolant conveyed by the coolant guide vanes is passed and having cooling fins which are axially covered by an annular cover section in such a way that there is an inlet area for the coolant supplied by the coolant guide vanes and an outlet area, wherein the cooling fin structure is formed on a side of an axial end wall of the housing facing the interior of the housing, on which an annular disk-shaped cover forming the cover section is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Jason Cox, Zsolt Bárány
  • Publication number: 20230023343
    Abstract: A test arrangement for functional testing of a brake control system in a vehicle, in which either a first parking brake system or a second parking brake system can be installed, wherein the brake control system has a control device with a first control module for controlling the first parking brake system, and has a second control module for controlling the second parking brake system, and wherein either the first control module or the second control module can be activated by means of a coding unit, in order to control the associated parking brake system, while the non-activated control module remains inoperative. The brake control system has a test unit with which a swap plausibility check can be carried out, which can be used to check whether the correct control module for the installed parking brake system is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Krister PETERSEN
  • Publication number: 20230022011
    Abstract: A method for producing an automobile rim from aluminum or an aluminum alloy for a wheel of a motor vehicle. The automobile rim has a rim well delimited on opposite sides by an outer flange and an inner flange, a hub having a center recess and a bolt hole circle, and a rim center connecting the rim well and the hub to one another. The automobile rim is produced integrally and continuously in a casting mold by die casting of a casting material. After the introduction of the casting material into the casting mold, a volume of the casting mold is reduced for post-compaction of the casting material. The invention furthermore relates to a device for producing an automobile rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jaan Mattes REILING, Jan GAUGLER, Marc HUMMEL
  • Publication number: 20230021643
    Abstract: A motor vehicle has at least one driver assistance system and a navigation system that generates a three-dimensional map and a route-related navigation representation when route guidance is activated by the navigation system. When the at least one driver assistance system is activated, sensor data describing the surroundings of the motor vehicle are acquired by at least one sensor unit of the motor vehicle according to a data acquisition rule of the driver assistance system. The acquired sensor data is evaluated to generate at least one driver assistance related additional information representation. The map with the route-related navigation representation and the driver assistance related additional information representation are output by a display device in the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Rebekka NEUMANN, Timo WARNTJES, Ronny HEINZELMANN, Christina SCHMID, Carlo VOIGT
  • Patent number: 11562688
    Abstract: A display panel has a first panel side and a second panel side, both capable of displaying graphic display object(s). The display panel has a pixel layer, control circuitry and a sensor unit which identify the presence of at least one person at a predefined threshold distance from the display device and whether the at least one person is on the first panel side or the second panel side. The control circuitry is adapted to enable the displaying of the graphic display object in accordance with a predefined display alignment in one of a first orientation and a second orientation based on a physical environment condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jacques Helot, Joris Mertens
  • Patent number: 11561301
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a radar arrangement for a motor vehicle, comprising at least one radar sensor with at least one antenna arrangement, wherein at least two antenna arrangements are arranged at a distance defined in an arrangement direction on a carrier component, which is permeable in particular to radar radiation, of the motor vehicle, and wherein the radar arrangement has a control device for common transmission and reception operation of the at least two antenna arrangements, such that these have the effect of a single virtual antenna arrangement with increased antenna extension in the arrangement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Rachid Khlifi
  • Patent number: 11563221
    Abstract: A plug connector is provided for making electrical contact with a multiple number of bipolar plates having a contact groove. The plug connector includes a plug body formed from electrically insulating material, through which plug body a multiple number of electrically separated contact elements are guided, one contact element of each of which engaging in a corresponding contact groove of one of the bipolar plates and thereby making electrical contact with the bipolar plate. Each of the contact elements takes the form of an elastically deformable wire bracket engaging in the contact groove. A bipolar plate may be combined with a plug connector and other components of a fuel cell stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventor: Sebastian Gehres
  • Publication number: 20230013726
    Abstract: A method for producing a motor vehicle rim made of an aluminum alloy for a wheel of a motor vehicle, the motor vehicle rim having a rim base limited on opposite sides by an outer horn and an inner horn, a hub with a central recess and a hole circle, and a rim center connecting the rim base and the hub to one another. The motor vehicle rim is produced in one piece and continuously in a casting mold by die casting of a casting material, the casting material being the aluminum alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jaan Mattes REILING, Jan GAUGLER, Marc HUMMEL
  • Publication number: 20230013273
    Abstract: A module housing assembly for accommodating at least one battery cell, including a module housing with a housing base, which delimits a receiving area for accommodating the at least one battery cell with respect to a first direction, and two side plates, which delimit the receiving area on both sides with respect to a second direction. The module housing assembly additionally including a retaining element for arrangement on the at least one battery cell accommodated in the receiving area, and a clamping device, which extends at least from a first of the side plates to a second of the side plates on a side of the receiving area opposite the housing base, wherein the clamping device is designed in such a way that the clamping device can exert a force on the retaining element in the direction of the housing base, if said retaining element is arranged on the at least one battery cell arranged in the receiving area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Martin SCHUESSLER, Markus THURMEIER, Florian DIRISAMER
  • Publication number: 20230017033
    Abstract: A battery for a motor vehicle, having battery housing with a first receiving area, a housing base which bounds the receiving area with respect to a first direction, and at least one first side wall arranged on the housing base, which bounds the receiving area with respect to a second direction, and at least one first cell stack is arranged in the first receiving area and has at least one first battery cell which has a first cell pole connection on an upper side. The first side wall is formed as a first cooling wall, and the battery has at least one heat conducting element and a coupling device which includes an electrical insulation, wherein the heat conducting element has a first connection area connected to the first cell pole connection of the at least one first battery cell via the coupling device and a second connection area arranged on the first cooling wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Jens FRONEMANN
  • Patent number: 11557772
    Abstract: A fuel cell arrangement with a membrane electrode assembly is provided which comprises a cathode, an anode and a membrane arranged between the cathode and the anode, with an active area essentially predetermined by the membrane electrode assembly, and with a sealing structure laterally assigned to the membrane electrode assembly. The sealing structure comprises a sealing tongue extending into or over an edge region outside the active area for axially covering in a gas-tight manner a media channel formed in an adjacent bipolar plate and located in the edge region. A unit cell for a fuel cell stack with such a fuel cell arrangement is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Markus Gretzer, Norbert Kluy
  • Patent number: 11554681
    Abstract: A method for operating an electric vehicle, in which an automatic unlocking function for a vehicle-side charging interface is activated if it is established on the basis of an ascertained position of the electric vehicle that the electric vehicle is arranged at a public charging column. The activated automatic unlocking function effectuates automatic unlocking of the charging interface as soon as a charging procedure of the electric vehicle is ended and thus a charging cable connected to the vehicle-side charging inter-face is released. The invention furthermore relates to a control device for an electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Florian Auberger, Samy Behrooz
  • Patent number: 11554670
    Abstract: A display and an adjustment device are included in a display adjustment system for an instrument panel of a vehicle. The adjustment device adjusts the display from an original position in the instrument panel into a central position in a passenger compartment of the vehicle. The adjustment device moves the display from the original position of the display in the instrument panel along a central longitudinal axis of the vehicle in the direction of a rear part of the vehicle and transversely with respect to the longitudinal central axis of the vehicle in the direction of a driver's seat so that the display is adjusted into the central position in the passenger compartment of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jacques Hélot, Yunzhou Wu
  • Patent number: 11554745
    Abstract: An airbag module (10) comprises an airbag (14) and an elongate inflator (12) having at least one laterally projecting fastening bolt (36), wherein the airbag (14) comprises a cushion portion (24) and an insertion portion (26) for receiving the inflator (12) in an inserting direction (R), wherein the insertion portion (26) is arranged, with the airbag (14) being not inflated and flatly spread, on a side of the cushion portion (24) and includes one boundary (30) close to the cushion portion (24) and one boundary (32) remote from the cushion portion (24). The flatly spread airbag (14) has a front peripheral portion (20) and an opposed rear peripheral portion (22). The insertion portion (26) is wider than a diameter (d) of the inflator (12) and has at least one hole (38) for the fastening bolt (36) of the inflator (12) to pass through. The insertion portion (26) is angled toward the insertion opening (28) on the side remote from the cushion portion (24) opposed to the adjacent rear peripheral portion (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignees: ZF AUTOMOTIVE GERMANY GMBH, AUDI AG
    Inventors: Gerd Zischka, Marco Wahl
  • Publication number: 20230011692
    Abstract: A method for operating a hybrid drive assembly for a motor vehicle, which has an internal combustion engine and an electric engine. A separating clutch arranged in drive terms between the internal combustion engine and the electric engine is set to a target clutch torque by at least partially engaging during an attempt to start the internal combustion engine. An actual clutch torque actually transmitted via the separating clutch and a speed of the internal combustion engine are determined during the attempt to start, and if a characteristic value dependent on the actual clutch torque exceeds a threshold value and if an integral of the speed over time continuously falls below a limit value during the attempt to start, the attempt to start is aborted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Michael JONUSCHEIT
  • Patent number: 11548335
    Abstract: A passenger compartment which has a first connection device, by which the passenger compartment can be coupled to an aircraft, and a second connection device, by which the passenger compartment can be coupled to a land vehicle. The passenger compartment has an electrical circuit with an electrical energy storage. The electrical circuit of the passenger compartment has a coupling device by which electrical energy can be input from the electrical energy storage into an electrical circuit of the aircraft. The electrical circuit of the passenger compartment has a further coupling device by which electrical energy can be input from the electrical energy storage into an electrical circuit of the land vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Michael Stadler
  • Patent number: 11548393
    Abstract: A method for braking an electric vehicle in which a first axle of an electric vehicle is decelerated by an electric motor of the electric vehicle and/or by a friction brake system of the electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Matthias Geuß
  • Patent number: D974963
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Amar Vaya, Wolf Seebers