Patents Assigned to Continental Teves AG & Co., OHG
  • Patent number: 10889270
    Abstract: Differentials having plate packs for exerting a braking torque onto the output shafts of the gear unit are known. The brake device is intended to be designed such that effective braking can be achieved using it and that it is easy to service. To this end, the invention makes provision for the brake device to be a drum brake having a passive element, exhibiting a cylindrical frictional surface, and brake shoes, the frictional surfaces of which brake shoes can be placed against the cylindrical frictional surface of the passive element. The passive element can be a brake drum or a radial brake disk, the cylindrical edge of which serves as a frictional surface. The passive element is fastened to the differential cage and/or one of the shafts. The brake shoes are held in a pivotable manner on a carrier plate fastened to the outside of the differential housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrike Meyer, Martin Semsch, Uwe Bach, Jens Hoffmann, Ahmed Sefo, Wolfgang Ritter, Martin Gädke, Holger von Hayn, Adrian Messner
  • Patent number: 10892589
    Abstract: A method for establishing a plug connection, and a method for strengthening a plug connection, wherein a connecting zone is welded with a laser beam which passes through a surrounding housing owing to transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Dietmar Huber, Svenja Raukopf, Jakob Schillinger
  • Publication number: 20200406897
    Abstract: A method for classifying a roadway condition on the basis of image data from a camera system includes providing image data which is configured to image at least one portion of the surroundings of the vehicle, at least part of the portion containing the roadway on which the vehicle is driving. The method includes distinguishing diffuse reflection and specular reflection of the roadway by evaluating differences in the appearances of at least one point of the roadway in at least two images. The method also includes determining whether, in at least one image, there are disturbances that have been caused by at least one wheel of a vehicle whirling up a substance covering a roadway as said wheel travels thereover. The method further includes classifying the roadway condition into one of several roadway condition classes, taking account of the results with regard to the reflection type and the disturbance intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Bernd Hartmann, Manuel Amthor, Joachim Denzler
  • Publication number: 20200406870
    Abstract: A method for activating a parking brake function of a drum brake of a brake system of a vehicle, wherein a parking situation is taken into account in order to reduce the holding force to be exerted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Ralf Scheib, Heinz-Anton Schneider, Christof Maron, Gunther Seipel, Giulio Brezza
  • Publication number: 20200393848
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and a corresponding execution device. The method includes determining a position of a vehicle by a satellite navigation system, establishing a guaranteed position range, where the guaranteed position range describes the geographical region around the actual position of the vehicle, in which the determined position has to be located according to a specified minimum integrity, matching the determined position with an electronically stored road map and corresponding allocation of the position of the vehicle to a road on the road map, where the road map includes information regarding open spaces without a drivable infrastructure as well as an allocation of roads according to road classes, and validating the road class of the allocated road according to the road map on the basis of the guaranteed position range as well as the information contained in the road map regarding open spaces without a drivable infrastructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Robert Bodenheimer, Bernd Kubina, Roland Burghardt
  • Patent number: 10866120
    Abstract: A sensor, which is based on a coupling between a printed circuit board inductance and a number of attachment inductances that are applied using SMD technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Heinrich Acker
  • Patent number: 10864897
    Abstract: A brake device for a hydraulic motor vehicle brake system without a vacuum booster, with a housing with at least one pressure chamber arranged therein, with a cylinder piston which can be axially moved in an actuation direction by an actuating rod unit coupled to the cylinder piston in order to generate brake pressure, wherein a rigid stop is provided for the cylinder piston which defines the non-actuated starting position of the cylinder piston. In order to provide an improved brake device of the above-mentioned type, which permits simple and reliable detection of the zero point and simultaneously has reduced noise emission on the return, a damping element is provided which permits a mechanical decoupling of the actuating rod unit from the cylinder piston in a release direction opposite the actuation direction by reversible deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Andreas Bischoff, Jefferson Colasanta, Marc Ibanez, Manfred Rüffer, Thomas Sellinger
  • Publication number: 20200378460
    Abstract: An electric parking brake actuator mounting assembly includes a brake backplate of a drum brake, having a rear surface opposite to a front surface configured to be facing a brake drum when the brake backplate is mounted on a motor vehicle, wherein the rear surface of the brake backplate includes a support base configured to receive a pull spindle of an electromechanical actuator, a supporting bracket including at least one coupling plate, configured to be attached to the rear surface of the brake backplate, and an actuator mounting surface configured to be coupled to and support the electromechanical actuator, wherein the actuator mounting surface includes a spindle seat, configured to receive the pull spindle of the electromechanical actuator, and a pin lock seat, configured to receive and lock an engagement pin of the electromechanical actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Ivan Cecchelli, Libero Magini
  • Publication number: 20200377068
    Abstract: A hydraulic assembly for generating brake pressure for a hydraulic brake system, comprising a housing which is produced from a cast blank, having at least one receiving cavity for receiving a connector piece which is connected to a fluid container and which can be plugged along a plug-in axis (S) into the receiving cavity. The cast blank has, in the receiving cavity, at least one substantially planar surface, the normal vector (N) of which is oriented at an oblique inclination angle (W) with respect to the plug-in axis (S).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Jörg Loke, Horst Krämer, Manfred Rüffer, Andreas Bischoff, Sascha Gerber, Ingo Knewitz
  • Patent number: 10850743
    Abstract: A method and a device for determining a parking trajectory, in particular for a driver assistance system, for autonomous or partially autonomous maneuvering of a vehicle into a target parking position, is disclosed. A perspective representation of the vehicle surroundings is displayed to a user on a display device and a previously determined parking trajectory is output in the representation of the vehicle surroundings. The previously determined parking trajectory can be influenced by the user by at least one manual operator input. An adjusted parking trajectory is determined in accordance with the manual operator inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Stephan Kirstein, Benedikt Lattke, Stefan Lüke
  • Patent number: 10843685
    Abstract: A method and system for preventing a following vehicle from driving up on a vehicle driving directly in front. The following vehicle detects a behavior of the vehicle driving directly in front by sensor information and a behavior of at least one vehicle driving in front by vehicle-to-X information. The vehicle-to-x information requests an intervention in the steering of the following vehicle by a steering angle to be set and/or an intervention in the braking of the following vehicle by a deceleration to be set in order to prevent driving up on the vehicle, and wherein the steering angle and/or the deceleration requested by the vehicle-to-X information is greater than a steering angle and/or a requested deceleration requested by the sensor information and/or driver inputs. The intervention is only carried out if the steering angle and/or the deceleration is confirmed by sensor information and/or driver inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Ulrich Stählin
  • Publication number: 20200362949
    Abstract: A threaded spindle module includes a threaded spindle which extends along a longitudinal axis and has an external thread at an output-side end and, offset with respect to the external thread, a drive-side end with a peg for rotationally fixed coupling to an actuator interface, and with a threaded nut which is screwed onto the external thread, and a joint-like curved support point of the threaded nut is provided as a pivot joint of the threaded spindle module, with a pivot joint center relative to an associated receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Thomas Winkler, Lazar Milisic, Thomas Hess, Mario Zach
  • Patent number: 10841975
    Abstract: A method for identifying redundantly received information in which the information is contained in vehicle-to-X messages, one vehicle-to-X message comprising at least one item of information, a plurality of vehicle-to-X messages being received by a receiver, and at least one portion of a total number of items of information being received redundantly. The received items of information are entered into an information table and matched with one another before the received information is processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Thomas Grotendorst, Richard Scherping
  • Patent number: 10827356
    Abstract: An electronic device, having a communication module for wireless data communication with a further electronic device, which is distinguished in that the electronic device is configured to use at least one quantitative value in order to characterize a spatial reference of the electronic device to the further electronic device in order to secure the wireless data communication, with the further electronic device. Furthermore, an aspect of the invention relates to a vehicle system having at least one electronic device according to an aspect of the invention as well as a corresponding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Marc Menzel, Steffen Linkenbach
  • Patent number: 10824883
    Abstract: A road condition is classified based on spray water occurring at a wheel of the vehicle. To this end, the space around a wheel of the vehicle is imaged by a camera and the image captured by the camera is analyzed to detect spray water therein. A distinction can be made between a dry road, a wet road or a road having a risk of aquaplaning on the basis of the detected spray water, e.g. based on the angle, direction or projection range of the spray water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventor: Bernd Hartmann
  • Patent number: 10824881
    Abstract: A device for object recognition of an input image includes: a patch selector configured to subdivide the input image into a plurality of zones and to define a plurality of patches for the zones; a voting maps generator configured to generate a set of voting maps for each zone and for each patch, and to binarize the generated set of voting maps; a voting maps combinator configured to combine the binarized set of voting maps; and a supposition generator configured to generate and refine a supposition out of or from the combined, binarized set of voting maps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH, Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Ann-Katrin Fattal, Michelle Karg, Christian Scharfenberger, Stefan Hegemann, Stefan Lueke, Chen Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200340795
    Abstract: A method for sensing travel by a travel-sensing arrangement for a brake system, wherein the travel-sensing arrangement has a first magnetic angle sensor, and the method includes determining a first field strength in a first direction and determining a second field strength in a second direction by the first angle sensor, wherein the travel-sensing arrangement has a second magnetic angle sensor which is arranged at a predetermined distance from the first angle sensor, and the method further includes determining a first field strength in a first direction and determining a second field strength in a second direction by the second angle sensor. A travel-sensing arrangement, to a brake system having a travel-sensing arrangement, to a motor-vehicle and to a use of the travel-sensing arrangement and the method in a brake system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Veit Albrecht, Volker Schardt, Jens Habig, Benjamin Hütter, Christian Burgdorf, Wolfgang Fritz
  • Publication number: 20200343835
    Abstract: A method for driving a multiphase motor by a drive circuit, wherein the drive circuit comprises a plurality of transistors, and for each phase of the motor are provided a first path and a second path, wherein at least one transistor is assigned to the first path and to the second path of each of the different phases, and wherein a normal mode, a first drive mode, and a third drive mode are provided, wherein for the first drive mode, all the transistors in the second paths are short-circuited, and for the third drive mode, all the transistors are opened. The method includes detecting an undervoltage or an overvoltage in the drive circuit, operating the drive circuit in the first drive mode if a first undervoltage has been detected, and operating the drive circuit in the second drive mode if a second undervoltage has been detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Andreas Kohl, Bogdan Budianu, Andreas Strecker, Alexandru Turcanu
  • Patent number: 10809300
    Abstract: A method for checking a control circuit for an inductive load, wherein one or two currents are measured and evaluated. An arrangement for carrying out such a method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Peter Oehler, Frank Michel
  • Patent number: 10809093
    Abstract: A rotational angle sensor system including: a rotatably mounted movement sensor; a sensor that is designed to detect a rotation of the movement sensor, wherein the rotation occurs at a measurement angle interval; an evaluation electronics system designed to receive an analogue signal from the sensor and to digitalise same using an internal resolution, and to emit a digital output signal reporting the rotation detected by the sensor, wherein the resolution of the digital output signal for a measurement angle interval of less than or equal to 360° is the same size as the internal resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Jörg Eckrich, Stephan Brüggemann, Jochen Zachow