Patents Assigned to Continental Teves AG & Co., OHG
  • Patent number: 10405294
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for generating a time stamp in a vehicle which participates in a vehicle ad-hoc network. The method includes associating, by giving out the time stamp, an event, which is transmitted in a message, with a clock time. The clock time is generated by updating a global time base that may be derived from a global satellite navigation signal (GNSS). The method includes checking whether a GNSS signal may be received. The method also includes generating the clock time based on a local time base if an insufficient number of global satellite navigation signals for deriving the global time base is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Michael Zalewski, Richard Scherping, Sven Kretschmar, Nils Bauch
  • Patent number: 10401196
    Abstract: A method for producing a coil as a measurement transmitter for a sensor, including: providing electrical connections and a magnetic core for the coil, forming a coil former around the magnetic core in such a way that the magnetic core is at least partially enclosed by the coil former and the electrical connections are held by the coil former, winding at least one coil wire onto the formed coil former, and connecting the wound coil wire to the electrical connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Jakob Schillinger, Dietmar Huber, Frank Grunwald, Hilmar Müller
  • Patent number: 10393878
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-X communication module which is configured to transmit operating data to a satellite navigation module. In this way, supply of operating data to the satellite navigation module can be facilitated and, in particular, in many cases reception of the operating data by Assisted GPS (AGPS) can be dispensed with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Michael Zalewski
  • Patent number: 10391994
    Abstract: A brake system for vehicles, comprising hydraulically actuatable wheel brakes, a first electrohydraulic brake control device, having an associated pressure-medium. The first brake control device comprises a first pressure-providing device for supplying the wheel brakes. An inlet valve and an outlet valve for setting wheel-specific brake pressures, and a wheel-specific output pressure connection connected to the pressure-medium reservoir by the outlet valves. A second electrohydraulic brake control device, comprises a second pressure-providing device with a first pump having a suction side and a pressure side for supplying a first wheel brake of the wheel brakes. The second brake control device is connected downstream of the first brake control device and the suction side of the first pump is connected to a first of the output pressure connections of the first brake control device. A check valve is connected in parallel with the outlet valve of the first output pressure connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Stefan Drumm, Paul Linhoff, Marco Besier
  • Patent number: 10391830
    Abstract: The invention relates to an integrated air-supply unit, in particular for air-suspension systems for motor vehicles, said unit comprising an air compressor having an electric motor and an air dryer. The air compressor together with the electric motor, air dryer and a number of pneumatic connections form a functional unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Joachim Bohn, Christian Courth, Uwe Folchert, Christoph Voss, Michael Zydek, Dierk Hein, Hinz Axel, Christian Witala
  • Patent number: 10390435
    Abstract: A method for encasing an electrical unit includes connecting the electrical unit to a leadframe and encasing the electrical unit with a first plastic material to form an inner molded body, so that a plurality of contacts of the electrical unit project from the inner molded body. The inner molded body is punched out of the lead frame. The method also includes connecting at least one first contact and one second contact to a shunt resistor. The inner molded body is encased with a second plastic material to form an outer molded body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Jakob Schillinger, Dietmar Huber, Svenja Raukopf, Lothar Biebricher
  • Patent number: 10378668
    Abstract: A valve seat support for a solenoid valve consists of a sleeve-shaped support housing for accommodating a valve seat body, which is produced from a plastic and which has the contour of a hollow cylinder. The support housing has, on the periphery thereof, a plurality of small-surface recesses, which are directly radially inward and which are surrounded by the plastic of the valve seat body on all sides in order to establish an interlocking connection between the support housing and the valve seat body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Christoph Voss, Christian Schulz
  • Patent number: 10378901
    Abstract: A navigation system comprises a base system and at least one correction system, wherein the base system and the correction system each capture measured values. The measured values describe navigation data and are each burdened with error values. The error values describe discrepancies in the measured values from the described navigation data. The error values of the measured values of the base system are recognized by the measured values of the correction system. The recognition is effected by considering a capture uncertainty in the correction system. The consideration represents adaptation of parameters of a stochastic noise model, which prescribes a weighting for measured values of the correction system with respect to measured values of the base system in accordance with the parameters. The adaptation of the parameters is chosen on the basis of the capture uncertainty in accordance with a characteristic curve or a family of characteristic curves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventor: Nico Steinhardt
  • Patent number: 10382222
    Abstract: A method for protecting configuration data from a data bus transceiver operable in a subnetwork mode. The configuration data are provided for comparison with data bus message data arriving via a data bus. A reference checksum for the configuration data is generated and stored, and recurrently checked. In the event of an identified alteration, a wake-up signal and/or a piece of error information is output. During or after writing the configuration data to a configuration register via the data bus or directly before the change to the low-power mode of the electronic control unit, a checksum unit forms a checksum that is stored in a reference register. In the low-power mode of the electronic control unit, the checksum for the configuration is repeatedly recomputed and compared with the checksum stored in the reference register. If the recomputed checksum does not match the stored checksum, a wake-up process is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, NXP USA Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Beckmann, Ireneusz Janiszewski, Frank Michel, Claas Cornelius, Robert Gach
  • Publication number: 20190232927
    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: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: 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: 10363915
    Abstract: A pneumatic brake booster in which, for improving the sealing and simplifying the assembly of sealing elements, it is proposed that the booster housing in the bearing region of at least one sealing element has a metal coating having a surface roughness Ra>1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Rene Peter Eberhart, Jürgen Faller, Ralf Jakobi, Ilja Prygunkov, Andreas Weiss
  • Patent number: 10364890
    Abstract: A double cup-shaped piston for a disc brake including an electromechanical parking brake device. An aspect of the invention permits an improved compromise between easier operability, rationalized component logistics in piston production, reduced hydraulic volume uptake in cooperation with the wheel brake periphery, and enhanced fatigue strength under maximum collective stress, in particular for heavy-duty applications of a disc brake with an electromechanical parking brake device. The problem is solved by the presence of a piston wall, which is provided, on the one hand, to sit with a free edge on a rear plate of a friction lining, and wherein the piston, on the other hand, includes an integral dome which forms an open receptacle for an actuator arranged diametrically to the edge of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Thomas Winkler, Matthias Würz, Jürgen Balz, Bernhard Schmittner, Werner Denhard
  • Patent number: 10363913
    Abstract: A method for operating a brake system of a motor vehicle, comprises a hydraulic operational brake device that has hydraulically-actuatable wheel brakes on at least one front axle of the motor vehicle, a parking brake device having wheel brakes on a rear axle of the motor vehicle, each of which can be actuated by means of an electromechanical actuator, and wheel speed sensors on the wheels of said front and rear axles. During braking by means of said hydraulic operational brake device while the vehicle is travelling, braking is carried out by said parking brake device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Marco Besier, Georg Roll, Stefan Drumm, Paul Linhoff
  • Publication number: 20190227177
    Abstract: A device and a method for detecting an erroneous determination of a geographical position of a vehicle. The device includes a sensor that is configured to determine a first yaw rate of the vehicle, a satellite navigation receiver that is configured to receive satellite signals during a predetermined time period, to determine a multiplicity of geographical positions of the vehicle on the basis of the received satellite signals, and to determine a geographical reference position of the vehicle on the basis of the multiplicity of geographical positions, and a processor that is configured to determine a second yaw rate of the vehicle on the basis of the determined geographical reference position of the vehicle, and to compare the first yaw rate with the second yaw rate in order to detect the erroneous determination of the geographical position of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicants: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Michael ZALEWSKI, Burkhard KESSLER, Sergey AZARKEVICH, Holger FAISST
  • Patent number: 10360476
    Abstract: A sensor system includes a plurality of sensor elements and a signal processing device. The plurality of sensor elements detect at least in part different primary measurement variables and utilize at least in part different measurement principles. The signal processing device is configured to evaluate the sensor signals of the sensor elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Nico Steinhardt, Jens Martin
  • Patent number: 10358122
    Abstract: An electric-motor-operated parking brake system carries out metered actuation without a force and travel sensor. A control unit initiates a primary tensioning process with observation of the current, and wherein secondary or tertiary tensioning processes with increased brake application force are executed exclusively automatically by the control unit if monitoring of the stationary state during an energization interval detects an undesired vehicle movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Heinz-Anton Schneider, Christof Maron
  • Patent number: 10358119
    Abstract: A brake system comprises a first electrohydraulic open-loop and closed-loop control unit. The first electrohydraulic control unit comprises a master brake cylinder actuatable by a brake pedal; a first electrically controllable pressure-providing device; and an electrically controllable pressure-modulating device sets wheel-specific brake pressures for the wheel brakes. The electrically controllable pressure-modulating device has at least one electrically actuatable inlet valve for each wheel brake. A first pressure-medium reservoir for supplying the first electrohydraulic control unit with pressure medium is arranged on the first electrohydraulic control unit. The brake system also comprises a second electrohydraulic open-loop and closed-loop control unit, which comprises a second electrically controllable pressure-providing device for actuating at least some of the wheel brakes and electrically actuatable valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Marco Besier, Stefan Drumm, Paul Linhoff
  • Publication number: 20190217837
    Abstract: An electrohydraulic motor vehicle control device, in particular for a motor vehicle brake system, including a hydraulic unit with electrically activated valves and a brake-pedal-activated master brake cylinder, an electronic control unit which comprises a first printed circuit board with electrical and/or electronic components for actuating the valves, and an electric motor for driving an electrically controllable, hydraulic pressure source which is arranged on a first side face of the hydraulic unit, wherein a second printed circuit board is provided which is arranged in a region of the first side face of the hydraulic unit, wherein a first sensor element for sensing activation of a brake pedal is arranged on the second printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Hans-Jörg FEIGEL
  • Patent number: 10353076
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for providing a global navigation satellite system signal, referred to as a GNSS signal in the following, for determining a position of a vehicle, the method including: receiving an unfiltered GNSS signal, filtering the unfiltered GNSS signal on the basis of an ambient condition around the vehicle, and emitting the filtered GNSS signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Marc Menzel, Michael Zalewski
  • Patent number: 10352732
    Abstract: A signal processing device for processing a measurement signal in a motor vehicle, wherein the measurement signal relates to a measurement variable which can change over time with sequential measurement values, including: a first signal processing unit for calculating the measurement variable which can change over time from the measurement signal; a second signal processing unit for processing the measurement variable which can change over time in order to obtain a processed measurement variable; a third signal processing unit for calculating a change rate of the measurement variable which can change over time, the third signal processing unit being designed to output an additional measurement signal which indicates the change rate; and a communication interface which is designed to combine the processed measurement variable and the additional measurement signal into a composite transmission signal and to transmit the composite transmission signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Stephan Brüggemann, Jörg Eckrich, Ulrich Stählin