Patents Assigned to Audi AG
  • Publication number: 20220017069
    Abstract: A motor vehicle, including a drivable front axle, a drivable rear axle, an internal combustion engine, an automatic transmission coupled thereto, and a switchable torque distribution unit which is coupled to the automatic transmission and enables all-wheel drive, which torque distribution unit is coupled to the front axle and the rear axle. A torque generated by the internal combustion engine can be directed from the torque distribution unit either to the front or rear axle or distributed to both axles. An electric machine is provided which is coupled to the rear axle. A torque generated by the electric machine which is provided to the rear axle is provided to the torque distribution unit via the coupling and can also be provided from this torque distribution unit to the front axle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Christian GLÜCK, Alfred REHR, Dominik POLZ
  • Publication number: 20220020320
    Abstract: A display panel in a display device has a pixel matrix and control circuitry designed to actuate pixel elements of the pixel matrix for displaying at least one graphic display object. A luminosity sensor is designed to estimate an intensity of the light independently for different portions of the display panel and provide an intensity signal to the control circuitry. The control circuitry is adapted to adjust the intensity of the light radiating from the pixel elements in the respective portion of the display panel individually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jacques HELOT, Karsten BELZ
  • Publication number: 20220016953
    Abstract: A hybrid motor vehicle, having an internal combustion engine, an electric motor, an interior climate-control device, a catalytic converter assigned to the internal combustion engine with a catalytic heating device which is operable from a medium-voltage network at a first voltage, particularly 48 V, a high-voltage network to which the electric motor is connected, at a second voltage that is higher than the first voltage, a voltage converter for converting the second voltage into the first voltage, a heat exchange device for heating a temperature-control medium, which is circulating in a temperature-control circuit, of the interior climate-control device by waste heat from the internal combustion engine, and a control device for operating the catalytic heating device as a function of the operation of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: René STAROSKE, Martin ARBESMEIER
  • Publication number: 20220022032
    Abstract: In order to provide sensitive vehicle data of a first vehicle as anonymously as possible, the present disclosure relates to a method for the anonymized provision of the data of the first vehicle for a vehicle-external server device. According to a defined or definable condition, a decision is made between transmitting the data directly to the vehicle-external server device or transmitting the data to the vehicle-external server device via a second vehicle, which has a communication connection to the first vehicle. The data are then transmitted according to the decision. In n-hop anonymization, the data can be forwarded via an arbitrary number of vehicles as intermediaries or intermediate stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Sebastian ERNST, Andreas BUCK
  • Publication number: 20220016978
    Abstract: A display panel with a first panel side and a second panel side is included in a display device. The display panel displays at least one graphic display object. The display panel includes a first layer which is a pixel matrix and a second layer which includes a plurality of predetermined primary subareas. The display device includes control circuitry to enable the displaying of the graphic display object based on a predefined display alignment in one of a first orientation and a second orientation. The control circuitry adjusts a respective light transmission to a predetermined individual degree for each of the predetermined primary subareas independent of each other based on a physical environment condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jacques HELOT, Ulrich MUELLER, lmmo REDEKER, Joris MERTENS, Michael HERTER, André GEORGI
  • Publication number: 20220017068
    Abstract: A hybrid motor vehicle including an internal combustion motor and an electric drive motor as drive motors in a powertrain, wherein the electric drive motor and a high-voltage battery associated therewith are connected to a high-voltage network of the hybrid motor vehicle, wherein the hybrid motor vehicle moreover includes at least one air conditioning system with an air conditioning compressor with which an electric motor for operating the air conditioning compressor from the high-voltage network is associated, wherein the electric motor, forming an auxiliary unit arrangement, is connected via a first clutch to the air conditioning compressor and via a second clutch to a belt drive of the internal combustion motor and can be operated in order to charge the high-voltage battery. A control device is provided for actuating at least one of the clutches as a function of a current operating state of the hybrid motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Henning NIEßING
  • Patent number: 11225143
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for an infotainment system. The infotainment system has a computing unit, on which a first operating system is installed and can be executed. The device has a computing unit, on which a second operating system is installed and can be executed. Radio-supported communication with the Internet can be carried out using the second operating system. The device has at least one generic interface to the infotainment system, whereby applications designed for the second operating system can be provided using the infotainment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Björn Mittag, Christoph Dalke, Matthijs Paffen, Hans Georg Gruber
  • Patent number: 11228044
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bipolar plate (15) for a fuel cell stack (10) comprising a first sealing section (157) on its side (151) as well as a second sealing section (158) on its second side. The sealing sections are designed to sealingly interact in a fuel cell stack (10) with an elastic seal element (16). It is provided that the first and second sealing sections of the bipolar plate (15) are designed asymmetrically in that at least one sealing projection (1571) is formed in the first sealing section (157), and the second sealing section (158) is formed without a sealing projection and/or is substantially flat. When such bipolar plates (15) alternatingly interact with seal elements (6) that are designed flat in a fuel-cell stack (10), an effective stack seal can be achieved with low required contact pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignees: Volkswagen AG, Audi AG
    Inventor: Adel Jilani
  • Patent number: 11225151
    Abstract: A motor vehicle with two front wheels and two rear wheels and with an electric drive that is operable via a traction energy storage device. The motor vehicle has a front recess in the region between the front wheels for a traction energy storage device assigned to the front recess, and has a rear recess in the region between the front wheels and the rear wheels, arranged in an underbody of the motor vehicle, for a traction energy storage device assigned to the rear recess, and traction energy storage devices are insertable or inserted into the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Norbert Enning
  • Patent number: 11227565
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating an interactive visibility screen on a transparent pane of a pane device, in particular in a motor vehicle. The visibility screen is generated by means of a display unit of the pane device on the pane by pixel-wise fade-in of opaque image points, wherein the image points form a coherent visibility screen area. In the method, an operational action by the user is first detected by means of a detection device, which comprises a selection of a setting range and a movement relative to the pane. Subsequently, an expansion of the visibility screen area at the setting range is set as a function of the detected movement by means of a control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Joris Mertens, Georg Haslinger, Jacques Hélot, Markus Klug
  • Patent number: 11225168
    Abstract: An HV energy storage device for a motor vehicle as well as a method for operating the HV energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Sascha Staudenmaier
  • Publication number: 20220014926
    Abstract: Method and system for authenticating a user comprising: transmitting a network authentication of a user, which is provided by an authentication medium, from a mobile terminal belonging to the user to a back-end server of a wireless network to carry out authentication, connecting the mobile terminal to the wireless network, starting a software application to carry out authentication with respect to an application server accessible via the wireless network, on the mobile terminal by the user, and transmitting an application authentication of the user, which is assigned to the started software application, to the application server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jörg PLECHINGER, Thorsten HEHN
  • Patent number: 11221724
    Abstract: A method for controlling a display apparatus comprising a head-up display or a motor vehicle, in which, depending on a signal provided by a sensor device, a height adjustment and/or a rotation of a depiction of a piece of information dependent on the signal is carried out autonomously through a control device. In this case, the signal correlates with a color and/or a brightness of a projection background and/or correlates with a relative movement between the projection background and a projection surface. Through the method, it is possible to ensure an especially good and reliable perceptibility of the depicted piece of information. The invention further relates to a display apparatus for a motor vehicle that is equipped to carry out the method and to a motor vehicle having such a display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Stephanie Cramer
  • Patent number: 11221070
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an actuating device for actuating an emergency release of a transmission, including a parking lock, which transmission is mechanically locked by the parking lock when the parking lock is activated, of a motor vehicle, having at least one vehicle-fixed actuating element, by which the parking lock is manually and mechanically deactivatable, and having a tool formed separately from the actuating element via which the actuating element is manually and mechanically actuatable to manually deactivate the parking lock, wherein the actuating element comprises a roller rotatable around an axis of rotation which is rotatable around the axis of rotation by the tool to thus actuate the actuating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Georg Scheiblecker, Bodo Wilke, Maximilian Steffan, Iris Puckelwaldt
  • Patent number: 11222543
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining traffic information with the aid of a central monitoring device which is in communication with a plurality of fleet vehicles in order to obtain traffic information from the fleet vehicles, wherein within communication with the fleet vehicles the monitoring device transmits targeted measurement requests to the fleet vehicles. In one exemplary aspect, the invention proposes that during the transmission of targeted measurement requests, the monitoring device takes account of the quality of sensors with which the individual fleet vehicle are equipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignees: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, AUDI AG
    Inventors: Christian Merfels, Constanze Hungar, Bernd Rech, Thilo Schaper, Daniel Wilbers, Niklas Koch, Florian Haubner, Simon Seitle
  • Patent number: 11223207
    Abstract: A method for operating an electric energy supply device with a plurality of usage units. Each usage unit is designed to generate or buffer electric energy. A control device is designed to control an exchange of energy between the energy supply device on the one hand and at least one device that is connected to the energy supply device on the other hand. For each usage unit it sets a respective setpoint value for at least one electric operating parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Michael Hinterberger, Berthold Hellenthal, André Blum
  • Patent number: 11223086
    Abstract: An accumulator arrangement including several separate storage facilities for the storage of electrical energy, wherein every storage facility is incorporated in a bar-shaped hollow profile forming an equipment case, wherein the hollow profiles are connected to one another to form a tight composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Markus Thurmeier, Martin Schuessler, Markus Bahr, Stephan Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20220003995
    Abstract: A display device that can be worn on the head of a vehicle occupant of a motor vehicle is controlled to display a virtual environment within which the vehicle occupant wearing the display device virtually moves according to a detected movement of the motor vehicle. A potential stopping point of the motor vehicle is determined. A deceleration of the motor vehicle is detected within a given environment of the potential stopping point and the display device is controlled to output a virtual scene staging within the virtual environment which causes a deceleration of the virtual movement of the vehicle occupant within the virtual environment corresponding to the deceleration of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Marcus KUEHNE
  • Publication number: 20220001745
    Abstract: A display device includes a flexible screen device and a pivot mechanism. The flexible screen device is movable between a stowed position, in which the flexible screen device is bent along a circular arc and stowed in a housing, and a use position, in which the flexible screen device protrudes at least partially from the housing. The pivot mechanism is configured to move the flexible screen device between the stowed position and the use position, and includes a motor and a pivot arm. The pivot arm is rotatably mounted on a foot region of the flexible screen device so as to be pivotable about an axis of rotation. The pivot arm is configured to receive a torque from the motor to move the foot region along the circular arc. The flexible screen device is thereby alternately pushed into the use position and pulled into the stowed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Christian WALL
  • Patent number: D940628
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Albert Rosello Visa