Patents Assigned to Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
  • Patent number: 11230151
    Abstract: Motor vehicle control arm (1) comprising two profiles (2, 3) made from a metallic material, which are arranged at a distance opposite each other, and are connected to at least one plastic element (11) made from a fiber-reinforced plastic, wherein a plastic element (11) is designed in particular as a spring seat, which is designed to accommodate a motor vehicle spring. Such a motor vehicle control arm (1) is optimized with respect to weight and costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Günter Fortmeier, Frank Höcker, Matthias Körner, Stephan Meyer, Alex Mirau
  • Patent number: 11226003
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a bearing arrangement having a bearing bush and a rubber/solid bearing which is inserted into the bearing bush with an outer sleeve and an elastomer material which is arranged therein. The bearing bush has inwardly pointing projections, and depressions are configured in the outer sleeve, into which depressions the projections engage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Koczar, Detlef Meding, Nina Meyer-Smuga, Karl-Heinz Mueller
  • Patent number: 11214154
    Abstract: The invention relates to a battery support for an electric motor vehicle, having a tray for holding batteries, with a base and a peripheral side wall and a cover, wherein the cover is formed as a hood and the peripheral side wall is formed by a peripheral frame composed of hollow profiles, wherein the frame is coupled to a base, wherein the hood, in the closed state, is mounted on the hollow profile, and a cooling system is formed below the base, and in that a protective base is arranged below the base, in particular below the cooling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Rabe, Peter Summerauer, Thomas Guenther, Christian Handing
  • Patent number: 11186183
    Abstract: Battery carrier for an electric motor vehicle, having a trough formed by a base and a peripheral frame coupled to the base, wherein the frame is formed from extruded hollow profiles and a cover is arranged on the frame. In the installation position, the frame has a web protruding in each case in relation to its upper side and/or lower side in such a manner that a defined gap with respect to the base and/or with respect to the cover is produced, with a sealant and/or adhesive being incorporated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Georg Frost, Thomas Guenther, Christian Handing, Frank Rabe, Peter Summerauer, Ludger Gehringhoff
  • Patent number: 11167705
    Abstract: A vehicle component for a vehicle has a component body which is formed from a core material. The component body has a localized deformation zone which extends flat in the core material, and the deformation zone has a locally variable tensile strength according to a predetermined tensile strength profile configured to influence a deformation profile of the component body upon a force acting on the component body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Frost, Mathias Lohberg
  • Patent number: 11161468
    Abstract: A vehicle component for a vehicle has a component body which extends longitudinally in a longitudinal direction, wherein the component body has deformation zones which are spatially distributed in the longitudinal direction and are formed in the component body of sheet metal material. At least two locally distributed and spaced-apart deformation zones have different tensile strengths configured to influence a deformation course of the component body upon a force acting on the component body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Frost, Andreas Hitz, Mathias Lohberg, Martin Schroeter
  • Patent number: 11148624
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bumper arrangement for a motor vehicle, with a crossmember, a body element, a crash box arranged between crossmember and body element. The invention is distinguished in that a) a front axis of rotation is formed by a structural element, and a rear axis of rotation by a further structural element in the region of an inner wall of the crash box, and b) a tension relief element or a tension delay element is arranged in the region of an outer wall of the crash box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Vovesny
  • Patent number: 11141770
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for producing a shaped sheet metal part from a billet by UO forming. First, a preform is created by the U-forming. Then, final forming to give a final form is carried out by the O-forming. The preform has in cross section a maximum width that is smaller than the maximum width of the final form produced after the O-forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Guenter Fortmeier, Thomas Henksmeier, Matthias Koerner, Aloys Schroeder, Eugen Seibel
  • Patent number: 11135885
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a motor vehicle control arm, like a wishbone, having an integral main body configured in a materially integral manner. A first bearing receptacle is connected to the main body. The main body has a first end portion having a second bearing receptacle, and a second end portion having a third bearing receptacle. The main body comprises a central portion. Said central portion connects the first and the second end portion. The central portion is configured as a cavity profile. The second and the third bearing receptacle are configured integrally and in a materially integral manner from the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Stephan Meyer, Frode Paulsen
  • Patent number: 11124032
    Abstract: A method for producing motor vehicle controls from extruded profiles and a motor vehicle control. A length section of an extruded profile strand is provided and this is either processed by cutting technology and divided into several extrusion profiles or is first divided into several extruded profiles and they are then processed via shear cutting. By means of a mechanical processing of the extrusion profiles, the motor vehicle controls are formed. The length section has a double T-shaped cross-section with a brace and two belts aligned perpendicular to the brace, wherein the end-side of the belts are connected to flanges. During manufacturing, a motor vehicle control is produced with a steering element, which comprises a middle part and two side arms. In the middle part as well as in the side arms, bearing housings are configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Frode Paulsen, Marco Füllgräbe, Arne Schnieders, Stephan Meyer
  • Patent number: 11124245
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sill of a vehicle body (1), comprising a lower sill part (5) and an upper sill part (6) placed on and attached to the lower sill part (5). The sill is characterized in that the upper sill part (6) is part of a vehicle superstructure (3), in that in one side of a first sill part (5, 6), which faces the further sill part (6, 5), a recess (7) and, on one side of the further sill part (6, 5), which faces the first sill part (5, 6), a protrusion (61) is provided, wherein the shape of the recess (7) corresponds to the shape of the protrusion (61) and the protrusion (61) interlocks form-fittingly in the recess (7). In addition, the invention relates to a vehicle body (1) with two sills (4) and a method of manufacturing such a vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Grottke, Stefan Schmitz, Rodscha Drabon
  • Patent number: 11104200
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for producing an axle component for a motor vehicle, in which at least two metallic axle parts are joined integrally to one another. The axle component is a twist beam axle, in which lateral trailing arms are connected to each other via a transverse profile. In order to establish a target geometry of the axle component, the heat induced by a welding operation is utilized. The welding operation can be a specifically positioned weld, an additional weld or a blind weld. The heat of welding is utilized in order to achieve a compensation deformation and to compensate for distortion states and/or to align the axle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Soeren Beilfuss, Mesut Suerahi, Goddy Hutabarat, Erik Schultz
  • Patent number: 11066102
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to art auxiliary frame for a vehicle, including: a longitudinal member with a first longitudinal member end that may include a first adapter socket configured to accommodate different attachment adapters configured to fix the longitudinal member on different vehicle frames that may include different frame geometries; and a first attachment adapter in the first adapter socket, wherein the first attachment adapter is configured to fix the longitudinal member on a first particular vehicle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Armin Zuber, Oliver Mielke, Thomas Prus-Thorns
  • Patent number: 11059525
    Abstract: The invention relates to a beam having at least one hollow chamber for receiving a bolt element in a bush of the beam. The beam is distinguished by the fact that the bush is of multipart design and at least one of these plurality of parts of the bush is cold-joined to the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Lucas Adamski, Andreas Hitz, Alex Mirau
  • Patent number: 11040740
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sill of a vehicle body (3). The sill is characterized in that the sill (10) comprises at least a first sill profile (11) and a second sill profile (12), in that the sill profiles (11, 12) extend in the longitudinal direction of the sill (10) and each comprise a connecting surface (111, 121) which faces the further sill profile (11, 12), in that the connecting surfaces (111, 121) at least partially run vertically, in that the at least two sill profiles (11, 12) over at least one area of the connecting surfaces (111, 121) of the sill profiles (11, 12) are adhesively connected to one another, and in that at least on one of the sill profiles (11, 12), adjacent to the connecting surface (111, 121), at least one snap-in protrusion (14) is formed onto it which interlocks with at least one snap-in receiving section (15) of another one of the sill profiles (11, 12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Grottke, Stefan Schmitz, Jochem Grewe
  • Patent number: 11027325
    Abstract: A hot-formed metal sheet has a tensile strength Rm>1300 megapascal (MPa) and includes an opening which is produced by high-speed punching at a speed of a punch of more than 6 m/s in the absence of a counter holder of a contour matching a contour of the punch, with a smooth cut proportion of the cutting surface of the opening amounting to more than 50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Kettler, Georg Frost, Frank Rabe, Karsten Bake
  • Patent number: 11008047
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a connecting sleeve arrangement for connecting a first tubular cross member to a second tubular cross member of an instrument panel support in a vehicle, including: a first receptacle opening configured to receive the first tubular cross member extending in a first cross member direction, and a second receptacle opening facing away from the first receptacle opening configured to receive the second tubular cross member extending in a second cross member direction, wherein the connecting sleeve arrangement is curved, wherein the second receptacle opening is transversely offset, relative to the first receptacle opening, from the first cross member direction, and wherein the connecting sleeve arrangement is formed from a first half shell and a second half shell that are integrally bonded to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Simon Werneke, Konstantin Tatarinov
  • Patent number: 11001214
    Abstract: A bumper system with a bumper beam and two crash boxes, and two intermediate elements, wherein the intermediate elements have a first wall and a second wall that are arranged such that, from the perspective of direction x, the first wall points toward the exterior of the vehicle and the second wall points toward the interior of the vehicle, wherein walls are linked to each other at their one end in direction y, and wherein the linked ends point toward the exterior of the vehicle. The walls continue to be connected to at least one first support wall. The intermediate elements are arranged in the bumper system so that, in the event of a force striking the bumper beam in direction x, the intermediate element is deformed first and thereafter the crash box assigned to the intermediate element is subsequently deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Odd Perry Sovic, Vincent Vilamosa
  • Patent number: 10994790
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a tubular component for a chassis of a vehicle, wherein the tubular component may include an extruded profile made of an aluminum alloy. The extruded profile may include a rounded extruded profile base and profile walls extending from the rounded extruded profile base and facing one another, wherein the profile walls are curved towards one another to form the tubular component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Smatloch
  • Patent number: 10974558
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a check rail for a wheel suspension of a wheel in a vehicle, wherein the wheel suspension may include a wheel carrier configured to support a wheel of a vehicle, the wheel carrier may include an elastic check rail body that may include a fiber-reinforced composite material with a first check rail end and a second check rail end, wherein the first check rail end is configured to be fastened to a structural body component of the vehicle, wherein the first check rail end is constructed without a bearing; and a pivot bearing on the second check rail end and configured to be rotatably fastened on the wheel carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Rochell, Johannes Boeke, Oleg Schelesnikow, Frank Fetscher