Patents Assigned to Continental Teves AG & Co., OHG
  • Patent number: 11221088
    Abstract: A method for actuating a solenoid valve, which is loaded with a pneumatic pressure medium, in order to reduce a pressure (psys) which is applied to the solenoid valve, where the solenoid valve assumes a closed switching position in the deenergized state and assumes a completely open switching position when it is energized with a switching current intensity (Is(p)) which is dependent on the applied pressure (psys), where a first rise current final value (I1) is predetermined, which first rise current final value is smaller than the switching current intensity (Is(p)), where the solenoid valve is energized with an actuating current which follows an actuating current profile (SV1, SV2), and where the actuating current profile (SV1, SV2) comprises a first rise phase (TA1), in which the actuating current is increased to the predetermined first rise current final value (I1), and, following said first rise phase, a first holding phase (TH1) in which the actuating current is held constant at the first rise current fi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Dierk Hein, Patrick Wassermann
  • Patent number: 11218849
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-X communications system for a vehicle, includes first antenna, a second antenna, a first transceiver for transmitting and receiving a signal, the first transceiver electrically connectable to the first antenna via a first antenna interface, a second transceiver for transmitting and receiving a signal, the second transceiver electrically connectable to the second antenna via a second antenna interface, a control device connectable to the first transceiver via a first communications interface and to the second transceiver via a second communications interface. The first transceiver and the second transceiver are configured to communicate with the control device independently of one another and, further, to transmit and receive a signal independently of one another via their first antenna and the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel
  • Patent number: 11218093
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Andreas Kohl, Bogdan Budianu, Andreas Strecker, Alexandru Turcanu
  • Patent number: 11209056
    Abstract: A friction lining assembly having a backing plate and a sheet metal restoring spring fixed thereto, for a partially lined sliding-caliper type disk brake having a brake holder fixed with respect to the vehicle, on which friction lining assemblies arranged on both sides of a brake disk are slidably guided. A housing, which extends over the brake disk and the friction lining assemblies, is slidably mounted on the brake holder. The restoring spring is clamped axially between the brake holder and the friction lining assembly by at least one spring leg and applies a release clearance to the friction lining assembly. The spring leg extends over a hammer-head-shaped claw of the backing plate. The spring leg is plastically deformable in a defined manner under braking actuation as a result of a reduction in the friction-material thickness in order to impose a constantly dimensioned release clearance on the friction lining assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Sebastian Salzmann, Ralph Petri, Norman Langer, Werner Denhard, Thorsten Adam, Christian Lankes, Jens Bauer, Christoph Keil, Dietrich Golz, Mathias Haag, Christoph Kalff
  • Patent number: 11205347
    Abstract: A method for ascertaining an ego position of an electronic device, having the steps: ascertaining an ego position of the electronic device by a position-detecting apparatus of the electronic device, ascertaining, by a computing apparatus for processing the data of the electronic device, a position of a road user using positional information comprising a received vehicle-to-X message in respect of cooperative road user recognition, ascertaining, by the computing apparatus or a further computing apparatus for processing data, a distance between the ascertained ego position and the position ascertained using the received positional information, correcting the ascertained ego position using the positional information to form a corrected ego position if the distance is less than or equal to a threshold value. An electronic device, the use of the electronic device as well as a corresponding system as also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Sebastian Strunck
  • Patent number: 11203352
    Abstract: A motor vehicle controller performs one or more control and/or monitoring functions. The controller includes a processor which determines a first utilization level of the controller during the motor vehicle's travel mode, and a communication interface which receives program code. The program code defines a new control and/or monitoring function of the controller and/or modifies a control and/or monitoring function of the controller. The processor further determines a second utilization level of the controller in the motor vehicle's standstill mode. The program code is the basis for performing the controller's new control and/or monitoring function and/or the modified control and/or monitoring function of the controller, and take the first and second utilization levels as basis for deciding to perform the controller's new control and/or monitoring function and/or the controller's modified control and/or monitoring function in the vehicle's travel mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Jürgen Kunz
  • Publication number: 20210367930
    Abstract: A method of secure data export from an automotive ECU to a requesting entity includes receiving a signed request, the request transmitting a first public encryption key. The signature is verified using a second public key stored in the automotive ECU. Further, the requesting entity is authenticated. Only upon successful verification and authentication the automotive ECU generates a random symmetric key for encrypting the data to be exported. The symmetric key is encrypted using the first public key received in the request, and unencrypted data is deleted. The encrypted data is exported to the requesting entity, which decrypts the symmetric key using a first private key associated with the first public key, and decrypts the data encrypted with the symmetric key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co . oHG
    Inventors: Wen Wang, Marc Sebastian Patric Stöttinger
  • Patent number: 11179667
    Abstract: A method for the treatment of air of a compressed air system for a motor vehicle, the compressed air system comprising an air compressor, an air dryer and an ambient temperature sensor, wherein an exchange operation of a system air volume is performed by the air compressor, wherein during the exchange operation a part of the system air from the compressed air system is released into the surroundings and ambient air is filled into the compressed air system. The method includes determining a current ambient temperature value (TU) using the ambient temperature sensor, checking a first condition, whether or not the current ambient temperature value (TU) is lower than a temperature limit value (TG), and performing the exchange operation to lower the dew point of the system air by the air dryer if the first condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Holger Oldenettel, Harald Schaumburg
  • Patent number: 11184919
    Abstract: A communication apparatus for vehicle-to-X communication (V2X communication), including a first interface for V2X communication on a first communication channel, a second interface for V2X communication on a second communication channel and a computing device for processing V2X messages received and/or to be sent. The apparatus is configured, initiated by the transmission of a first V2X message by the first interface, to transmit a second V2X message by the second interface. A corresponding method as well as the use of the communication apparatus in a vehicle or a mobile apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Menzel, Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 11175412
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle-to-X communication system for a vehicle. The vehicle-to-X communication system comprises a first communication module having a first antenna, wherein the first antenna has a first communication angle; a second communication module having a second antenna, wherein the second antenna has a second communication angle; wherein the first communication module and the second communication module are arranged in such a manner that the first antenna and the second antenna are oriented in different directions, in order to obtain a total communication angle which is composed of the first communication angle and the second communication angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Ulrich Staehlin
  • Patent number: 11173764
    Abstract: An air suspension strut for a motor vehicle, comprising an air spring having a shock, wherein the air spring comprises an air spring cover and a rolling piston, wherein a rolling bellows of elastomer material is clamped in an airtight manner between the air spring cover and the rolling piston, wherein the rolling bellows, together with the air spring cover and the rolling piston, delimit a working chamber filled with compressed air, wherein the shock damper is supported via a damper bearing arranged on a piston rod in a pot-shaped bearing holder of the air spring cover. The closure cap seal comprises an inner sleeve and a closure part radially enclosing the inner sleeve, wherein the inner sleeve is pushed onto an end section of the piston rod, and the closure part is pushed sealingly into the bearing holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventor: Ralf Pielock
  • Patent number: 11169006
    Abstract: A sensor including a circuit carrier, a number of measuring inductors on the circuit carrier, and a reference inductor that is coupled to the measuring inductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventor: Heinrich Acker
  • Patent number: 11167738
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for improving the control behavior of an electronic motor vehicle braking system which comprises at least a slip control function. Wheel dynamic information which is evaluated as a criterion for initiating a control intervention is used individually for each wheel and is compared with control thresholds for a pressure reduction phase, a pressure maintenance phase, and a pressure buildup phase for generating corresponding braking torques by means of a vehicle braking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Henning Kerber, Mario Roszyk, Dieter Burkhard
  • Publication number: 20210324927
    Abstract: A dust boot sealing system for automotive brake cylinders, is arranged for dust protection between a linear actuation member and a housing of the brake cylinder. The boot comprises flexible bellows between two concentrical interface portions, and the both interface portions rest radially outwards from their respective counterpart seats in circumferential grooves on housing and actuation member. The boot is provided with pressure relief valve and with integrated pressure relief valve function which automatically and temporarily changes into open status under a pressure gradient decline in direction from interior to exterior, with respect to the boot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Andrea Salvo, Libero Magini
  • Patent number: 11148648
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Jörg Loke, Horst Krämer, Manfred Rüffer, Andreas Bischoff, Sascha Gerber, Ingo Knewitz
  • Patent number: 11151879
    Abstract: A communication device including a mobile radio module for data communication via a mobile radio network and/or an internet access module for data communication via the internet, and a radio module for direct vehicle-to-X communication. The communication device is configured to receive status information and/or environment information of a road user from a processing device for operation of an internet service by the mobile radio module and/or internet access module and to re-emit the status information and/or environment information via the radio module by direct vehicle-to-X communication. A corresponding method to be carried out by a communication device and a method for improving the road safety of a road user are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Sebastian Strunck, Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 11150261
    Abstract: A method for producing sensor information depends on a rotational speed, using a rotational speed sensor which is adapted to output rotational speed pulses in predetermined angular positions of a physical sensor field that rotates at the rotational speed. In order to increase resolution, a digital angle signal each is determined between the pulses. A defined number of most significant bits of said angle information is output to determine the rotational speed so that the interval between two pulses is subdivided into a defined number of subintervals. An angle value which can be unambiguously interpreted by means of the sinusoidal signal can be determined from the cosine signal by using two phase shift sinusoidal signals and an arccos function. The device optionally outputs the angle signal below a threshold value and an impulse signal above the threshold value to determine speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Jöckel, Timo Dietz, Bernhard Schmid, Roland Hilser
  • Publication number: 20210321232
    Abstract: A method for supplying data which can be received by a vehicle in a vehicular ad-hoc network, in which the data is transmitted between subscribers to the vehicular ad-hoc network using a location-based communications protocol, involves: identifying a geographical location area of the vehicle; selecting a suitable communications protocol (for the identified location area; and receiving the data using the selected communications protocol in such a way that the received data is available to at least one network layer of the communications protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Sven Kretschmar, Torsten Martin, Nils Bauch, Marc Menzel, Horst Geib
  • Patent number: 11143515
    Abstract: A method for the generation of a merged free-space map in a motor vehicle or in an infrastructure unit, wherein free space maps are generated and transmitted using vehicle-to-X communication. Parametric free space maps are used in this case. An associated electronic control device and an associated storage medium are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventor: Matthias Schreier
  • Patent number: 11143216
    Abstract: A filter subassembly, having a first screen comprising a fabric that has mesh elements, the mesh size of which determines how effectively particles are prevented from penetrating therethrough, wherein a second screen is provided at a distance from the first screen, and the two screens are arranged in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Christian Courth, Heiko Gastauer, Heiko Gensert, Christian Schulz