Patents Assigned to AVL List GmbH
  • Patent number: 11017132
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a method for model-based optimization, especially calibration, of a technical device, especially an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: AVL LIST GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Kordon, Christian Kozlik, Kurt Klumaier, Ingo Allmer
  • Publication number: 20210146765
    Abstract: A support device of a vehicle battery pack of a vehicle. The vehicle battery pack includes a first battery accommodating portion disposed in a first space of the vehicle and a second battery accommodating portion, where the second battery accommodating portion is greater in a vehicle-widthwise dimension than the first battery accommodating portion, where the second battery accommodating portion is connected to the first battery accommodating portion, where the second battery accommodating portion is disposed in a second space, and where the second space is below the first space in a vehicle-heightwise dimension. A frame-side bracket is disposed at a vehicle-widthwise outer surface of a web of a side rail of a ladder frame of the vehicle and projects outward in a vehicle-widthwise direction and a connecting member elastically connects the second battery accommodating portion to the frame-side bracket to suspend the vehicle battery pack to the ladder frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicants: Daimler AG, AVL List GmbH
    Inventors: Vikram MENON, Markus UHL, Roland MACHERHAMMER, Peter DEL NEGRO
  • Publication number: 20210107344
    Abstract: A vehicle battery housing which enables an electric vehicle to have an increased battery on-board capacity. The vehicle battery housing is mounted on a vehicle having a ladder frame and includes a first battery accommodating portion arranged in a first space between two side rails constituting the ladder frame and a second battery accommodating portion greater in vehicle-widthwise dimension than the first battery accommodating portion and connected to the first battery accommodating portion to be located in a second space vehicle-heightwise below the first space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicants: Daimler AG, AVL List GmbH
    Inventors: Vikram MENON, Markus UHL, Roland MACHERHAMMER, Peter DEL NEGRO
  • Patent number: 10962445
    Abstract: The present teaching includes a speed control of a side shaft of a drive train connected to a dynamometer on a drive train test stand in which a torque (MFxi) caused by the longitudinal force (FXi) calculated in a simulation model is additionally transferred to the control unit, and from this a compensation torque (MKi) is calculated in the control unit as a function of the longitudinal force (FXi) caused by the torque (MFxi) and a deviation (AJi) between a moment of inertia (JBi) of the dynamometer and a moment of inertia (JRi) of the simulated vehicle wheel, the control unit calculates a torque (MREi,) from the setpoint speed (nBi,set) with a speed controller and a torque (MBi,soll) to be set with the dynamometer is calculated as the sum of the compensation torque (MKi) and the torque (MREi) calculated by the speed controller and set by the dynamometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: AVL LIST GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Pfeiffer, Martin Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10954849
    Abstract: The invention relates to a length-adjustable connecting rod for a reciprocating piston engine, particularly a reciprocating piston internal combustion engine, comprising a hydraulic arrangement with which a length of the connecting rod can be adjusted, and a switching valve for controlling the inflow and outflow of a hydraulic medium into or out of the hydraulic arrangement, wherein the switching valve can be actuated electromagnetically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AVL LIST GMBH
    Inventors: Helmut Melde-Tuczai, Mario Theissl, Siegfried Loesch, Abdelkarim Redouane, Florian Bodensteiner, Anamaria Munteanu, Miroslaw Robaczewski, Katrin Wand
  • Patent number: 10954904
    Abstract: A pressure-regulating device for a fuel consumption measurement system includes a fuel supply line which supplies fuel to a consumer, a fuel return line, a bypass line which branches off from the fuel supply line, a pressure regulator which sets a free flow cross-section in the bypass line, a pressure sensor arranged at the fuel supply line downstream of where the bypass line branches off, a control unit electrically connected to the pressure sensor, and a pressure-reducing element arranged in the fuel supply line upstream of the pressure sensor and downstream of the branch of the bypass line. The bypass line fluidically connects the fuel supply line to the fuel return line and feeds fuel from the fuel supply line to the fuel return line while bypassing the consumer. The pressure sensor provides pressure measurement values. The control unit regulates the pressure regulator depending on the pressure measurement values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AVL LIST GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Volk, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Andre Steinhoefler
  • Publication number: 20210063221
    Abstract: A conditioning device for regulating a gaseous or a liquid fluid to a constant target temperature includes an inlet fluidically connected to a supply system, an outlet fluidically connected to a consumer, a first fluid line arranged between the inlet and outlet, a heater arranged in the first fluid line, a second fluid line arranged to branch off from the first fluid line upstream of the heater and to open out into the first fluid line downstream of the heater, a regulating valve which regulates a fluid flow arranged either in the first fluid line or in the second fluid line, a temperature sensor arranged in the first fluid line downstream of where the second fluid line opens out into the first fluid line, and a check valve arranged either in the first fluid line or in the second fluid line in which the regulating valve is not arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: AVL LIST GMBH
    Inventors: MARKO REIBENSCHUH, ALEXANDER VOLK, PATRICK TINAUER, VEDRAN BURAZER, ANDRE STEINHOEFLER
  • Publication number: 20210063277
    Abstract: In order to improve the identification of system parameters of a test setup of a test bench, in particular in terms of the quality of the identification, there is provision for the test setup (PA) to be dynamically excited on the test bench (1) by virtue of a dynamic input signal (u(t)) being applied to the test setup (PA) and, in the process, measured values (MW) of the input signal (u(t)) of the test setup (PA) and of a resultant output signal (y(t)) of the test setup (PA) being recorded, a frequency response (G(?k)) of the dynamic response of the test setup (PA) between the output signal (y(t)) and the input signal (u(t)) being determined from the recorded input signal (u(t)) and output signal (y(t)) using a nonparametric identification method, a model structure of a parametric model that maps the input signal (u(t)) onto the output signal (y(t)) being derived from the frequency response (G(?k)), the model structure and a parametric identification method being used to determine at least one system paramete
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: AVL LIST GmbH
    Inventors: Raja Sangili Vadamalu, Christian Beidl, Maximilian Bier
  • Publication number: 20210066731
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fuel cell system comprising a fuel supply unit, at least one high-temperature fuel cell having a cathode and an anode and an electrolyte between the cathode and anode. The cathode has a cathode supply line and the anode has an anode supply line, wherein the anode is fluidically connected via the anode supply line to the fuel supply unit. Furthermore, a reforming device is arranged in the anode supply line. In addition, an anode exhaust gas line is provided for at least discharging anode exhaust gas from the anode. The fuel cell system has an exhaust gas heat exchanger for cooling exhaust gas and a recirculation conveyor for returning anode exhaust gas to the reforming device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: AVL List GmbH
    Inventors: Nikolaus SOUKUP, Martin HAUTH
  • Patent number: 10921795
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a technical device. The system has a capturing means for reading in a first visual representation containing information regarding a setting parameter and/or a measurement parameter of a controller to control the technical device. The setting parameter and/or the measurement parameter characterizes a state of the technical device. The system may have a scanning means for detecting a symbol in the visual representation; a database for associating the setting parameter and/or the measurement parameter with the detected symbol; an interface to the controller to capture a value of the setting parameter and/or of the measurement parameter of the controller; and an image generation means for generating a second visual representation coupled to the controller such that information of the setting parameter and/or the measurement parameter is displayed with the first visual representation. The system has an image display means for presenting the generated second visual representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: AVL LIST GMBH
    Inventors: Bernhard Knauder, Halil Ziya Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10876474
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a length-adjustable connecting rod, to a device for setting a compression ratio and to an internal combustion engine. A length-adjustable connecting rod with a small connecting-rod eye and a large connecting-rod eye preferably has a switching device. The switching device is preferably designed to control the length of the connecting rod, in particular hydraulically. In addition, the connecting rod preferably has an adjustment device which is actuable, in particular mechanically, from outside the connecting rod, has a rotatably mounted adjustment unit and is designed to mechanically switch, in particular to actuate, the switching device by rotation of the adjustment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: AVL LIST GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Krobath, Juergen Pichler
  • Patent number: 10871123
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to a cylinder housing of an internal combustion engine. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, the cylinder housing includes at least two adjacently arranged cylinders, each of which includes a wet cylinder liner, a support structure, and a coolant jacket arranged between the support structure and the cylinder liner. The cylinder housing further including at least one screw receptacle for a cylinder head screw, and is positioned between at least two adjacently arranged cylinders in a region of at least one engine transverse plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: AVL List GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Feichtinger, Stefan Stocker-Reicher, Günter Häusl
  • Patent number: 10871791
    Abstract: In order to achieve sufficiently stable output voltage with low losses even during rapid load changes in a battery emulator, a battery emulator is controlled using model-based control with a model of the battery emulator, wherein a line inductance of the electric line and the back-up capacitor is integrated into the model of the battery emulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: AVL LIST GmbH
    Inventor: Oliver König
  • Publication number: 20200386818
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for determining the state of an electrochemical reactor (1), having the steps of: operating an electrode section (2) of the electrochemical reactor (1) for the purpose of generating a harmonic current and voltage signal by means of the electrode section (2), and estimating the amplitude and/or phase of the harmonic current and voltage signal in a model-based manner, wherein the state of the electrochemical reactor (1) is determined on the basis of the estimation, wherein a recursive, time-series-based method is used to estimate the amplitude and/or phase of the harmonic current and voltage signal. The invention also relates to a diagnostic system (3), to a computer program product (5) and to a storage means (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: AVL List GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan POFAHL, Daniel RITZBERGER, David KINDL
  • Patent number: 10858991
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reciprocating-piston engine, in particular an internal combustion engine having a variable compression ratio with a length adjusting device which is arranged in a connecting rod and which can be activated by a switching unit arranged in the connecting rod, wherein an actuating mechanism is operatively connected to the switching unit in the region of a connecting rod bearing in order to introduce a switching pulse into the connecting rod. The actuating mechanism has a deflection element with at least one first force-application region and at least one second force-application region, and the first force-application region and the second force-application region can be selectively contacted with at least one actuating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: AVL LIST GMBH
    Inventors: Devaraj Doraiswamy, Andreas Krobath, Bernhard Hausmann, Jürgen Gelter, Andreas Zurk
  • Patent number: 10858980
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cooling system (4) for an internal combustion engine having at least one cylinder head (1), the at least one cylinder head being connected to at least one cylinder block (2) by means of a cylinder-bead sealing surface (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: AVL LIST GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhard Biller, Christof Knollmayr, Gernot Fuckar
  • Patent number: 10858961
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling a waste-heat utilization system (20) for an internal combustion engine (10) of a vehicle, wherein the waste-heat utilization system (20) has at least one expander (22), which can transmit torque to the internal combustion engine (10) and which can be bypassed by means of a bypass flow path (25), at least one evaporator (21), and at least one pump (24) for an operating medium, and wherein at least the evaporator (21) is arranged in the region of the exhaust gas system (11) of the internal combustion engine (10). The expander (22), which can be operated in several operating modes, has a driving connection to a secondary drive shaft (19) of the internal combustion engine in at least one operating mode. An operating mode of the waste-heat utilization system (20) is selected by a control device (30) on the basis of at least one input variable and the waste-heat utilization system (20) is operated in said operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: AVL LIST GMBH, IVECO S.P.A., FPT INDUSTRIAL S.P.A., MAHLE AMOVIS GMBH
    Inventors: Klemens Neunteufl, Oswald Lackner, Gerald Gradwohl, Michael Bucher, Fabio Cococcetta, Ivan Calaon, Michael Glensvig
  • Publication number: 20200378839
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermocouple (1) for measuring the temperature of a high-voltage component, having a metal first conductor (2) made of a first material and a metal second conductor (3) made of a second material, wherein the first material differs from the second material, wherein the first conductor (2) and the second conductor (3) are mechanically asymmetrical and electrically symmetrical with respect to one another. The invention also relates to a temperature measuring system (10) having the thermocouple (1) according to the invention and to a method for producing a thermocouple (1) according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: AVL List GmbH
    Inventor: Ernst FUCHS
  • Publication number: 20200380182
    Abstract: A method for controlling the course of a signal flow-based computer program having interconnected software components and at least one DF loop. The following method steps are performed: a) identifying the at least one DF loop and the DF components, each DF component instantaneously imaging at least one DF input signal present at at least one component input onto at least one output signal present at at least one component output, b) determining the maximum possible change of the values of the DF input signals for each unit of time from at least one property of the respective DF input signal, c) activating a delay element in front of the component input where a DF input signal is present whose value has the smallest maximum possible change, and d) running the computer program in accordance with the connection of the software components ascertained in steps a) to c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: AVL LIST GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Priller, Florian Pölzlbauer
  • Patent number: 10831434
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating and updating a remote instance of a screen view for a communication device during a communication session. The screen view has a number of data elements that are presented on the screen view in accordance with a defined static or dynamic display schema. A display schema that at least partially corresponds to the display schema of the screen view is transmitted to the communication device at least a first time via a first communication path, the values of at least one of the data elements are transmitted to the communication device via a second communication path during the communication session, and the values of the data elements and the transmitted display schema are combined by the communication device in order to display the remote instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AVL LIST GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Aldrian, Peter Priller