Patents Assigned to Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
  • Patent number: 11959528
    Abstract: A vehicle output shaft includes a torque transmission shaft, a drive-side end which is connected to a differential by way of a differential-side joint, and an output-side end which is connected to a driven wheel of the motor vehicle by way of a wheel-side joint, as well as at least one torsional vibration damper. The torsional vibration damper is arranged in a series circuit between the torque transmission shaft and at least one of the joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Linda Senger
  • Patent number: 11958530
    Abstract: A motor vehicle has a chassis on which vehicle wheels of an axle of the motor vehicle that are rearmost in the vehicle longitudinal direction are rotatably held. The chassis has longitudinal members, which are arranged on the rear of the motor vehicle and are mutually spaced apart in the vehicle transverse direction. The longitudinal members each have at least one length region that runs rearward and inward obliquely to the vehicle longitudinal direction behind the respective center points of the vehicle wheels with respect to the vehicle longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Maximilian Pecher
  • Patent number: 11958366
    Abstract: A device operates an electrical energy store for supplying components of an electrically operable motor vehicle, wherein operating limits are defined in each case for one or more characteristic variables of the energy store. A control unit prevents the operating limits from being exceeded during normal operation of the energy store. The device has an interface for receiving a user-side request message from an apparatus, the request message including change information about an intended shift in the operating limit of at least one of the characteristic variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Jan Philipp Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11954920
    Abstract: A system for controlling visual protection for a display unit includes a camera which is configured to generate a video signal; a video signal processing unit which is configured, based on the video signal of the camera, to determine a particular position of each of one or more persons relative to the display unit and to determine a particular viewing direction of one of the one or more persons; a database which is configured to generate a prediction for a behaviour of each of the one or more persons based on the particular position and viewing direction of each of the one or more persons detected by the video signal processing unit, wherein the prediction includes one or more predicted viewing directions of the particular person; and a display control unit which is configured to control the visual protection for the display unit based on the prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Andreas Heimrath
  • Patent number: 11952043
    Abstract: A profile strut includes an upper chord, a lower chord, two spaced-apart lateral walls which, together with the upper chord and the lower chord, define an interior, and a first profile end and a second profile end. A first end piece is disposed in the first profile end and a second end piece is disposed in the second profile end. A connecting web connects the first end piece to the second end piece. Each of the first end piece and the second end piece bears via end faces thereof against adjacent inner wall regions of the upper chord and the lower chord; respectively. An intermediate region, which is configured as a tunnel incorporated into the lower chord, is disposed between the first profile end and the second profile end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Hainzinger, Daniel Tauchnitz
  • Patent number: 11952031
    Abstract: A steering handle of a vehicle includes a support structure, which is mounted for rotation about an axis of rotation and at each end of which an angled gripping element for a hand of a driver is provided such that the gripping element can be rotated relative to the support structure. In at least one defined driving state of the vehicle, the two gripping elements are or have been positioned by way of an actuating device in such a way that portions of the gripping elements that are provided for grasping with the hands of the driver lie on a line, the free ends of the portions facing one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Julian Eichhorn, Gunnar Franz, Christian Froemel, Zoltan Major, Martin Wiesinger
  • Patent number: 11951559
    Abstract: A method produces at least one defined connecting layer between two components, wherein the first component is produced from a first metallic material and the second component is produced from a second metallic material and the first and/or second component has a coating of a third metallic material, the melting temperature of which is lower than the melting temperature of the first and second materials. In this case, the coating of at least one of the components is heated locally to a connecting temperature, which lies above the melting temperature of the third material and lies below the melting temperature of the first material and below the melting temperature of the second material, and is cooled down in order to form a defined connecting layer when the coating solidifies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernhard Glueck, Robert Kirschner
  • Patent number: 11951866
    Abstract: A method for determining an operating temperature of a battery cell in which (i) a value of a measure variable for determining an external temperature of the battery cell is detected, (ii) an internal temperature of the battery cell is determined by detecting an electrical impedance of the battery cell, and (iii) a value of the operating temperature of the battery cell is determined from the external and/or the internal temperature. The internal temperature of the battery cell in a first operating state of the battery cell is determined more frequently when the value of the determined external temperature, the internal temperature and/or the operating temperature lies within a predefined first safe range, and is determined less frequently when the value of the determined external temperature, the internal temperature and/or the operating temperature lies outside the predefined first safe range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jennifer Mueller, Jan Philipp Schmidt, Hermann Zehentner
  • Patent number: 11951858
    Abstract: A charging device for connecting an electrical energy store of a motor vehicle to a charging station for electrical energy includes a charging cable having at least one line for conducting a charging current and at least one connection element via which the charging cable is connectable to a corresponding connection element between the energy store and the charging station. At least one latent heat store is provided on the charging cable and/or on the at least one connection element and can be used to absorb heat generated during the charging process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Melissa Bowler, Mark Aaron Chan, Markus Feigl, Josef Poemmerl, Martin Rau
  • Patent number: 11952934
    Abstract: A spark-ignited reciprocating piston internal combustion engine includes a pre-chamber ignition system with a housing which is installed in a cylinder head of the spark-ignited reciprocating piston internal combustion engine. An ignition apparatus is disposed in the pre-chamber ignition system and the ignition apparatus protrudes into a cavity in the housing. The cavity is covered by a cover with respect to a combustion chamber of the spark-ignited reciprocating piston internal combustion engine and the cover has at least one aperture which connects the cavity and the combustion chamber to one another in a gas-conducting manner. The housing has a volume and the at least one aperture has a jet cross section and a ratio of the volume to the jet cross section is greater than 100 and less than 300.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Erik Schaefer, Daniel Taterra
  • Patent number: 11951871
    Abstract: A multi-voltage storage system for an at least partly electrically driven vehicle includes a first storage module and a second storage module having an identical rated voltage for storing electrical energy, wherein on-board consumers are connected to the second storage module at least with priority during a charging process, a heating apparatus for heating the storage modules, a switch unit which is designed to connect the first storage module and the second storage module in series for a charging process and in parallel for driving the vehicle, and a control unit, which is firstly designed to control the switch unit before and/or during a charging process such that the parallel connection of the first storage module and the second storage module is eliminated, and which is secondly designed, after elimination of the parallel connection, to activate the heating apparatus before and/or during the charging process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Simon Nuernberger, Werner Seliger, Boris Zuev
  • Patent number: 11945516
    Abstract: An air flap system for controlling the intake of air into a motor vehicle includes at least one air flap which can be pivoted between an open position and a closed position, and an elastic element which is provided to couple the air flap system to a vehicle frame. The elastic element is elastic at least partially along the longitudinal direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Oeztzan Akif, Christian Hack
  • Patent number: 11945306
    Abstract: A method operates a visual field display device, in particular for a motor vehicle, which is designed to produce a projection light beam with a display content and to project the display content onto a partially transparent reflecting projection screen, in particular a front window of the motor vehicle, such that a virtual display image which is superimposed into a field of vision of a user is generated behind it. The method determines image element edges having vertical or a vertical component in the virtual display image to be superimposed and tilts the image element edges thus determined to a respectively adapted tilt angle with respect to the vertical, such that double images of the respective image element edges in the virtual display image are offset with respect to each other in the horizontal direct for the user due to double reflections of the projection light beam on two optical boundaries of the projection screen and appear substantially sharp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Wolfgang-Andreas Huber
  • Patent number: 11945385
    Abstract: An energy absorption device for a bumper of a motor vehicle has a first deformation element on the front side of the bumper. The first deformation element is a foam shaped part which extends over the width of the bumper and has a density of from 20 to 50 g/l. At least one second deformation element, with a density which is at least 50 g/l higher than the first deformation element, is inserted into the first deformation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Gross, Arne Koehler, Tamara Manske, Christian Muselmann, Mazdak Novine, Tim Rudolph, Manuel Schroeder
  • Patent number: D1020536
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Boson Ruo-xiang Huang
  • Patent number: D1021691
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Boson Ruo-xiang Huang, Sebastian Maria Kroes
  • Patent number: D1021732
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Korbinian Irenaeus Strunz
  • Patent number: D1022824
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Jacek Peplowski
  • Patent number: D1022825
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Korbinian Irenaeus Strunz
  • Patent number: D1022838
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Niels Joergen Steinhoff