Patents Assigned to Audi AG
  • Patent number: 11967235
    Abstract: A method for determining the position of a non-motorized road user including ascertaining a first geodetic position of the road user in a position determination device, which uses a global navigation satellite system, of the terminal, and transmitting the first geodetic position to a traffic device. In a control unit of the traffic device, ascertaining a second geodetic position of the road user from a geodetic traffic device position and a relative position ascertained from sensor data, showing the road user, of at least one surroundings sensor of the traffic device. At least if a limiting value for a deviation of the first position from the second position is exceeded, transmitting an item of deviation information describing the second position and/or the deviation from the traffic device to the mobile terminal, and using the deviation information to correct the position ascertainment in the position determination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Andrejs Teuss, Johannes Wallner, Sebastian Engel, Jürgen Richter, David Pankalla, Johannes Wittmann
  • Patent number: 11965925
    Abstract: A test device to localize a partial discharge in or at an electrical component may include at least one antenna to capture an electromagnetic wave caused by a partial discharge in the electrical component. The test device includes multiple microphones arranged in an environment around the electrical component. The microphones capture sound waves caused by the partial discharge. It is examined if an intensity of the electromagnetic wave exceeds a first limit value and/or the intensity of the sound wave captured by one of the multiple microphones exceeds a second limit value. Depending on the captured sound wave and/or the electromagnetic wave and on the examination relating to the first and/or second limit value, a location of the partial discharge can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignees: AUDI AG, AUDI HUNGARIA ZRT.
    Inventors: Thomas Dirsch, Andreas Rauscher, Peter Sipos, Peer Stenzel
  • Patent number: 11964652
    Abstract: A method for operating a motor vehicle in the event of an unavoidable collision with a collision object, in particular another vehicle. Environment data relating to the collision object are determined by an environment sensor device including at least one environment sensor and are evaluated to determine at least one driving intervention information for reducing the consequences of a collision. The motor vehicle is automatically guided in accordance with the driving intervention information, and the evaluation of the environment data is carried out together with structural information of the own motor vehicle describing the vehicle structure, in particular including elements absorbing collision energy of the motor vehicle, in such a way that a changed collision point maximizing the deformation energy absorbed by the vehicle structure and to be produced by the driving intervention information is determined when the driving intervention information is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Markus Lang
  • Publication number: 20240124061
    Abstract: A fastening arrangement with a roof-frame structure of a vehicle and a roof module, the roof-module carrier of which, in the assembled state, is adhesively bonded to an adhesive flange of the roof-frame structure with an interposed adhesive. The roof-module carrier is additionally connected to the adhesive flange of the roof-frame structure by a screw connection in which the roof-module carrier is firmly clamped to the adhesive flange of the roof-frame structure by at least one fastening screw. To avoid contact corrosion and/or to reduce the component weight, the fastening screw is made from plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Wojciech BRYMERSKI
  • Publication number: 20240123802
    Abstract: A window pane assembly for a vehicle includes a window pane that moves in a receiving gap of a receiving shaft between a closed position and an open position. The window pane completely covers a window opening in the closed position and at least partially exposes the window opening in the open position. The window pane includes a first edge region facing the vehicle roof and a second edge region located opposite the first edge region and received in the receiving gap of the receiving shaft. The window pane has a wedge-shaped thickened section on an outer face of the window pane at the second edge region. The thickened section engages an outer seal element when the window is set in the closed position and the vehicle is driving. The thickened section is spatially separated from the outer seal element when the vehicle is parked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Markus PETER
  • Patent number: 11958477
    Abstract: The invention relates to a driver assistance system (11) for an at least partially automatically driving motor vehicle (10), wherein the driver assistance system (11) comprises at least one environment detection means (13) which is designed to detect at least one area of an environment (U) of the motor vehicle (10), an evaluation device (14) which is designed to determine a target trajectory (T) to be traveled by the motor vehicle (10) according to the detected at least one area of the environment (U), and a control device (18) which is designed to adjust the target trajectory (T) determined by the evaluation device (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jens Hoedt, Ulrich Hofmann
  • Patent number: 11958468
    Abstract: A method for operating a motor vehicle including a drive mechanism having at least a first drive unit and at least a second drive unit is provided. The method includes providing a drive torque directed at the driving of the motor vehicle in a first setting of the drive mechanism only by means of the second drive unit and in a second setting by means of both drive units, wherein upon exceeding a start-up threshold value by a demanded preset power there is a switching from the first setting to the second setting, and upon falling below a shut-off threshold value by the demanded preset power there is a switching from the second setting to the first setting. It is provided that the start-up threshold value and/or the shut-off threshold value is determined in dependence on a driving resistance of the motor vehicle and/or a vehicle weight of the motor vehicle. A motor vehicle employing the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Christian Glück, Markus Fischer
  • Publication number: 20240116352
    Abstract: A connection apparatus and an arrangement for a motor vehicle may be provided for a double-shearing connection of a drive train component to a body and to a support structure. A support element of the connection apparatus may have a first interface to connect the support element to the support structure of a motor vehicle component. The support element may have a second interface to connect the support element to an auxiliary frame of the drive train component. An auxiliary frame screw of the connection apparatus may be constructed to connect the auxiliary frame at the lower side to the second interface of the support element and at the upper side to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Maximilian HEINRICH, Marco ISLIKER, Carmen SAND, Almar-Otto SCHMID
  • Publication number: 20240116481
    Abstract: A method for operating a motor vehicle having two wheels, each of which is associated with a parking brake. The parking brakes are controlled as a function of a friction between the respective wheel and the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Kilian FÖRSTER
  • Publication number: 20240117850
    Abstract: A brake lining arrangement for a disc brake of a vehicle, including at least one brake lining, which is arranged axially spaced apart from a brake disc in a starting position in the installed state of the disc brake. The brake lining includes a lining carrier plate, on which a friction lining is attached. A spring element positioning the brake lining is arranged on at least one brake lining, which spring element is at least partially formed from a bimetal element and changes the axial distance of the brake lining relative to the brake disc in the starting position as a function of a temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Tobias BROK
  • Publication number: 20240120610
    Abstract: A module cover for a battery module, which has a cell unit with at least one battery cell which includes a releasable vent opening. The module cover has a first region, which is associated with a vent opening region of the cell unit, in which the releasable vent opening of the at least one battery cell is arranged, and at least one second region different from the first region, which is associated with a cell region of the cell unit that is different from the vent opening region of the cell unit. The first region and the at least one second region of the module cover respectively include a plastic material. The at least one second region is formed with a continuous fiber reinforcement embedded in the plastic material and the first region is formed without a continuous fiber reinforcement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jürgen GERBRAND, Julius RAUSCH, Jürgen STEGMAIER
  • Patent number: 11953085
    Abstract: A method for operating a powertrain, having at least one drive motor and at least one gearbox, of a motor vehicle which can be driven by the drive motor, via the gearbox, in which heat is transferred from the drive motor to the gearbox in a targeted manner, as a result of which the gearbox is heated in a targeted manner. The heat is transferred from the drive motor to the gearbox in a targeted manner on the basis of predictive data which include at least one future state of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Andreas Kopp
  • Patent number: 11953341
    Abstract: A method and a device for acquiring, offering, and transmitting vehicle-based data of a route section, in particular environment data acquired by a vehicle of a vehicle swarm traveling on the route section and offered to a back-end computer and transmitted if required, comprising: reporting available vehicle-based data relating to the route section currently being traveled on to the back-end computer; requesting at least one selection of the vehicle-based data offered relating to the predefined route section from the vehicle by means of the back-end computer; collecting the requested selection of the vehicle-based data by means of the sensors of the vehicle and storing the data in a memory the vehicle; and transmitting the requested and collected data to the back-end computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, AUDI AG
    Inventors: Stephan Max, Edson William Fangwa Nzeya
  • Patent number: 11951826
    Abstract: A two-tracked vehicle is powered by an electric machine which operates as a motor to rotate output shafts via an axle differential with each of the output shafts coupled to a vehicle wheel. One of the output shafts is subdivided into a wheel-side shaft portion and an electric-machine-side shaft portion which can be drivingly coupled to each other by a form-fit coupling to bring the electric machine into driving connection with the vehicle wheels during driving operation. The wheel-side shaft portion and electric-machine-side shaft portion can be decoupled from each other to prevent drag losses during driving operation when the electric machine is deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Bastian Gebhard
  • Patent number: 11955912
    Abstract: A method for operating a motor vehicle having at least one electric machine, which is electrically coupled across a pulse inverter to a DC distribution bus of a high-voltage onboard network of the motor vehicle, includes, by means of a compensation unit electrically coupled to the DC distribution bus, feeding an electric compensation voltage to the DC distribution bus such that ripple of the electric DC voltage present in the DC distribution bus which is caused by the pulse inverter is at least partly compensated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Roman Straßer
  • Patent number: 11951892
    Abstract: A motor vehicle is provided with at least one fuel cell and a device for preparing a beverage, which has a steam and/or liquid dispenser for dispensing a liquid into a vessel. A supply line is provided between the at least one fuel cell and the steam and/or liquid dispenser for supplying product water generated in the at least one fuel cell to the steam and/or liquid dispenser. A method for preparing a beverage is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Markus Baranyai, Markus Ruf
  • Patent number: 11945334
    Abstract: A method for determining a maximum value for a parameter range of a driving operation parameter of a motor vehicle. The motor vehicle includes a control device, at least one electric traction motor, an electric energy storage device which can be operated in an operating temperature range for operating the traction motor, and at least one temperature sensor for determining a temperature of the energy storage device. The control device determines the maximum value as a function of a current temperature of the energy storage device determined by the temperature sensor in such a manner that, after the approach of a destination known to the control device and/or after a journey over a predetermined distance with the driving operation parameter restricted by the maximum value of the parameter range, a predicted temperature of the energy storage device lies within a charging temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Florian Bock, Michael Grabowski
  • Patent number: 11949221
    Abstract: Current busbars may be made of copper and have at least one nominal bending point which has been locally heated and thereby softened prior to being installed. Such components may be used in power electronic circuits, especially an inverter, in fully electrical and partially electrical (hybrid) vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Paul Böckenhoff, Philipp Eberhart, Benjamin Söhnle
  • Publication number: 20240101057
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for operating a motor vehicle, which comprises a high-voltage on-board electrical system and a low-voltage on-board electrical system, which are connected by means of a DC-to-DC converter. The high-voltage on-board electrical system is connected to a battery via a switching circuit, and an electromotive main drive is fed by means of the high-voltage on-board electrical system. An electrical contacting of the battery with the high-voltage on-board electrical system is terminated by means of the switching circuit, and the main drive is operated as a generator, such that electrical energy is fed into the high-voltage on-board electrical system, by means of which electrical energy the low-voltage on-board electrical system is fed via the DC-to-DC converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicants: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, AUDI AG
    Inventors: Richard AUER, Holger NÄTHER, Stefan SCHOBERER, Markus STOLZ
  • Patent number: D1022841
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Charles Lefranc, Gael Buzyn