Patents Assigned to Continental Automotive GmbH
  • Publication number: 20190219016
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a high-pressure port for a fuel pump comprising: a body defining an internal volume; an outlet valve with an element opening in a first direction; a pressure-limiting valve with an element opening in an opposite second direction; a common valve plate including a sealing seat for both valve elements; and a sleeve guiding the outlet valve element during movement, fastened in the body with an axial stop limiting movement of the outlet valve element and a radial guide guiding the outlet valve element during movement. The guiding sleeve comprises a harder material than the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Zankl, Jürgen Bohmann
  • Publication number: 20190222090
    Abstract: Various embodiments include an installation part for a housing of an electric machine, the installation part comprising: a contour configured to mount within the housing; and a feature defining a section of a cooling duct when the installation part is joined together with the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Jin-Kang Li, Holger Fröhlich, Wolfgang Halbmeyer, Matthias Uecker, Yakup Guensayan
  • Publication number: 20190219710
    Abstract: A method for determining a position of a unit by satellite navigation, wherein the position is determined solely by Doppler measurements. Further, an associated control module and an associated data storage medium are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Sergey Azarkevich, Holger Faisst
  • Publication number: 20190211730
    Abstract: A method for producing a honeycomb body having a housing and a honeycomb structure with a multiplicity of channels includes: providing a smooth metal sheet, forming a structure into regions of the smooth metal sheet, the structure in one longitudinal portion is formed differently than a structure in a second longitudinal portion of the metal sheet, forming the honeycomb structure by arranging and winding the structured metal sheet, such that a first cell density in an inner radial zone is increased in relation to a second cell density in an outer radial zone, inserting the honeycomb structure into the housing and, connecting the honeycomb structure to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten KRUSE, Peter HIRTH, Frank BOHNE, Christian SCHORN
  • Publication number: 20190210475
    Abstract: A vehicle electrical system having an electrical energy store,, a direct voltage converter and a direct current transmission connection is described. The direct current transmission connection is connected to the energy store via the direct voltage converter. The vehicle electrical system also has a bypass switch which connects the electrical energy store in a switchable fashion to the direct voltage transmission connection. In addition, a method, a charging system, a charging station and a further vehicle electrical system are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Pfeilschifter, Philip Brockerhoff, Martin Brüll, Paul-Markus Schweizer-Berberich, Matthias Töns, Edmund Schirmer
  • Patent number: 10349174
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device (1) for processing an initial audio signal (4), including: a treble detecting block (2) capable of analyzing the initial audio signal to determine a treble level; and a filter block (3) capable of attenuating the initial audio signal in the treble, if the treble level is less than a maximum threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Cyrille Potereau, Laurent Thery, Jean-Christophe Grzeskowiak
  • Patent number: 10343672
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to hybrid vehicles. The teachings thereof may be embodied in vehicles as well as operation schemes meant to increase energy efficiency, such as a method comprising: detecting multiple consumption parameters of the hybrid vehicle; determining a future state of charge of a traction battery of the vehicle by mapping the consumption parameters onto a state-of-charge value, wherein the mapping includes classifying the multiple consumption parameters according to trainable class boundaries; training the class boundaries based at least in part on the detected consumption parameters and an associated measured state of charge; and adjusting an operating parameter of a traction power component of the hybrid vehicle according to the determined future state of charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Friedrich Graf
  • Patent number: 10344698
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for operating injectors of an injection system, which has a pressure accumulator (rail), of an internal combustion engine, in which needle movement of the injectors is controlled directly by way of an actuator. The method may comprise: determining an actual injection quantity of each injector of the injection system via a fuel quantity which is requested at a pump of the injection system for each injector for a predefined time period or via a pressure loss in the pressure accumulator, the pressure loss brought about by way of the injection operation; comparing the determined actual fuel quantity with a setpoint fuel quantity; and if a deviation is determined in an injector, carrying out an open/closed loop control method for reducing/eliminating the determined deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhard Barth, Roman Etlender
  • Patent number: 10343651
    Abstract: A keyless access system for a motor vehicle, which includes a portable signal generator for access to one or more doors or flaps of the motor vehicle, wherein the signal generator transmits an enable signal to a receiver unit, mounted on the motor vehicle, by a short-range radio link. The receiver unit permits access to one or more doors or flaps if it is determined that the enable signal is valid and a distance criterion which represents a distance between the signal generator and the motor vehicle is satisfied. The distance criterion results from a comparison of a weighted reception field strength of the short-range radio link between the signal generator and the receiver unit with a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Hermann
  • Patent number: 10344722
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to fluid injection and the teachings thereof may be embodied in an injector. Some embodiments include an injector comprising: a valve with a valve body and a valve needle; an armature mechanically coupled to the valve needle for moving the valve needle away from a closing position; and a damping element. The valve needle moves in the valve body and seals the valve. The armature displaces the valve needle away from the closing position. The damping element comprises: a hydraulic chamber and a piston arranged to modify a fluid volume of the hydraulic chamber. The piston reduces the fluid volume of the hydraulic chamber when the valve needle moves away from the closing position. A flow restricting orifice hydraulically connects the hydraulic chamber to the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Xaver Gebhardt, Daniele Carli, Christoph Hamann, Ivano Izzo, Anatoliy Lyubar
  • Patent number: 10344648
    Abstract: A pump for conveying liquid includes a pump housing with an inlet and an outlet. An eccentric mounted at the housing rotates about an axis relative to the housing. A deformable element is disposed between the housing and the eccentric. A delivery duct from the inlet to the outlet is formed by the deformable element and a circumferential housing surface. The deformable element is pressed in sections against the housing by the eccentric to form a displaceable seal of the delivery duct and a closed pump volume in the delivery duct, which can be displaced along the delivery duct from the inlet to the outlet by a movement of the eccentric to convey liquid. A channel cross-section of the delivery duct is limited by the circumferential surface, a set-back duct surface of the deformable element and a contact seal between the circumferential surface and the deformable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Hodgson, Yves Kopp, Georges Maguin
  • Patent number: 10344723
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to fuel delivery systems for a motor vehicle. Some embodiments include a housing with a wall and a connector opening, a high-pressure connector including a wall circumferentially bordering a recess extending along a longitudinal central axis of the high-pressure connector, a radial indentation formed at the inner side in the wall in the housing connector region adjacent to the transition region, and an axial indentation formed at the outer side in the wall in the transition region adjacent to the intermediate region. The high-pressure connector may have a housing connector region, an intermediate region, and a transition region. An outer diameter of the high-pressure connector is larger in the housing connector region than in the intermediate region and the inner diameter is larger in the housing connector region than in the intermediate region. The wall of the housing delimits a recess around the connector opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Ellenberg, Eyk Heinemann, Florian Reisinger
  • Publication number: 20190203684
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a high-pressure fuel pump for a fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine comprising: a rigid housing defining a pressure chamber; a low-pressure region for feeding fuel to the pressure chamber; a sealing element delimiting the low-pressure region in conjunction with the rigid housing, wherein the low-pressure region has a variable volume; wherein the sealing element deflects from a rest position to vary the volume of the low-pressure region and seals off the low-pressure region from surroundings; and a controllable adjusting element operable to deflect the sealing element to control the volume in the low-pressure region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Yury Mikhaylov, Yavuz Kurt
  • Publication number: 20190204367
    Abstract: A method for measuring an electric current supplied by a vehicle battery and conducted across a shunt includes detecting a measurement voltage drop across the shunt. The method also includes determining a difference in temperature between two temperature points between which at least part of the shunt is located and which are at a distance from one another in the direction of flow of the electric current. The method further includes determining the electric current on the basis of the detected measurement voltage and the determined difference in temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Henryk Frenzel, Andreas Aumer
  • Patent number: 10338151
    Abstract: A method for measuring a DC voltage such as the voltage Vbat of a motor vehicle battery, according to which the voltage Vbat is converted into a digital value Nbat by an analog-to-digital converter (3) with which a reference voltage Vref is associated. A standard voltage Vo coming from a standard voltage source (11) is, furthermore, delivered regularly to the analog-to-digital converter, and the voltage Vo is converted into a digital value Nvo, then a digital value Ncor representing the value of the voltage Vbat is computed, such that Ncor=Co×(Nbat/Nvo), where Co=Ncor_max×(2N/Vbat_max)×(Vo/Vref), Ncor_max being a value selected for coding the maximum value of Ncor, Nbat_max a digital value resulting from the conversion of the maximum voltage Vbat_max to be measured, and N the number of bits of the analog-to-digital converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Alain Lucchese
  • Patent number: 10342152
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic device having a multi-part printed circuit board, the printed circuit board parts of which are connected to one another by current-carrying, flexible regions, having a support, around which the printed circuit board bent around the flexible regions of the printed circuit board is arranged and fixed, and having a housing in which the printed circuit board mounted on the support is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Harrer, Andreas Bernhardt
  • Publication number: 20190198269
    Abstract: A reconfigurable control device, in particular for use in a vehicle. Input keys on the reconfigurable control device allow a user to trigger different selection of modes. The control device is reconfigured by performing a first step of selecting a function mode by pressing one of the at least two input keys on the control device and a second step of selecting a function displayed on an array of mechanical switches. The selection of functions is refreshed with user trigger a fresh selection of mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Ling Chih TENG, Jason Choon Leng TAN
  • Patent number: 10330066
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to high-pressure fuel pumps and the teaching may be applied to pumps in which a pump piston, by means of which a fuel is acted on with a high pressure, is guided in a guiding sleeve. In some embodiments, a high-pressure fuel pump may include: a housing having a housing recess; a pump piston for pressurizing a fuel; and a guiding sleeve arranged in the housing recess and guiding the pump piston. The guiding sleeve is connected to the housing recess with a materially engaging connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Stefan Kulzer
  • Patent number: 10328756
    Abstract: A method for detecting a displacement of a motor vehicle including a plurality of wheels each including a tire inflated by inflation gases, includes the steps of: periodically measuring (E1), at a standby frequency, the temperature of the inflation gases of the tire, comparing (E2) the values measured over a predetermined time interval for detecting movement of the vehicle, detecting (E3) a movement of the vehicle when the temperature of the inflation gases of the tire increases by at least a first predetermined temperature value during the predetermined time interval for detecting movement of the vehicle, and periodically measuring (E4), at an activation frequency higher than the standby frequency, the temperature of the inflation gases of the tire when a movement of the vehicle has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas Guinart, Christian Niggel
  • Patent number: 10330068
    Abstract: A method for determining the movement behavior of a fuel injector having a coil drive includes: (a) applying an electrical excitation to a coil of the coil drive, which prompts an opening movement of a valve needle; (b) recording the temporal progression of a first electrical measurement variable of the coil; (c) determining the time when the opening movement ends based on the recorded temporal progression of the first electrical measurement variable; (d) modifying the electrical excitation of the coil such that the valve needle performs a closing movement; (e) recording the temporal progression of a second electrical measurement variable of the coil; and (f) determining the time when the closing movement ends based on the recorded temporal progression of the second electrical measurement variable. One of the two measurement variables is the voltage present at the coil and the other is the intensity of current flowing through the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Denk, Gerd Roesel