Patents Assigned to Daimier AG
  • Publication number: 20130011313
    Abstract: An exhaust gas aftertreatment installment and associated exhaust gas aftertreatment method utilizes a nitrogen oxide storage catalytic converter and an SCR catalytic converter. A particulate filter is provided upstream of the nitrogen oxide storage catalytic converter or between the latter and the SCR catalytic converter or downstream of the SCR catalytic converter. The time of regeneration operating phases of the nitrogen oxide storage catalytic converter can be determined as a function of the nitrogen oxide content of the exhaust gas downstream of the nitrogen oxide storage catalytic converter or of the SCR catalytic converter and/or as a function of the ammonia loading of the latter. Moreover, a desired ammonia generation quantity can be determined for a respective regeneration operating phase. The installation and method are adopted for use for motor vehicle internal combustion engines and other engines which are operated predominantly in lean-burn mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Daimier AG
    Inventors: Brigitte BANDL-KONRAD, Andreas HERTZBERG, Bernd KRUTZSCH, Arno NOLTE, Markus PAULE, Stefan RENFFTLEN, Norbert WALDBUESSER, Michael WEIBEL, Gunter WENNINGER, Rolf WUNSCH
  • Publication number: 20120266403
    Abstract: An arrangement of a windscreen wiper system with an associated windscreen washer system on a motor vehicle is provided. The windscreen washer system includes a washer fluid supply line to which are connected, downstream of a branch point, at least two distribution lines leading to respective outlets. The outlets can be moved together with a corresponding wiper arm of the windscreen wiper system. A distributing device can control an emergence of washer fluid from at least one of the outlets. The distributing device can be located in an engine compartment or stowage space of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Daimier AG
    Inventors: Holger Fitterer, Heiko Schmid
  • Publication number: 20120191303
    Abstract: A method for controlling a restraint device for occupants of a vehicle is provided. An environment of the vehicle is captured and a restraint device is triggered depending on object data and vehicle data determined in the environment. An impact probability is determined in stages based on determined object data and/or vehicle data. Depending on the determined strength of impact probability of a respective stage, a restraint device is pre-triggered or triggered, or triggering of restraint device is suppressed and determined triggering information is processed further in a next stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Daimier AG
    Inventors: Wilfried Bullinger, Juergen Dickmann, Walter Eberle, Martin Fritzsche, Armin Huerland, Mirko Maehlisch, Uwe Merz
  • Publication number: 20120061946
    Abstract: An air bag is provided with a air cushion formed of one woven fabric. At least one functional element, which provides the airbag with an additional function, is woven into the air cushion in one piece. The functional element can be a tube system of a support structure airbag and/or a valve for unfolding of a support structure airbag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: Daimier AG
    Inventors: Christian Burczyk, Andreas Hirth, Lutz Quarg, Friedrich Reiter, Clark Ruedebusch
  • Publication number: 20120058407
    Abstract: A cooling device for a fuel cell system includes at least one cooling circuit, through which a fuel cell can be cooled. The fuel cell system also includes a component with at least an electric drive area and a gas delivery area. A gas can be delivered to the fuel cell through the gas delivery area and the component is actively cooled. The cooling of the component takes place together with the cooling of the fuel cell in a cooling circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: Daimier AG
    Inventors: Oliver Harr, Cosimo Mazzotta, Armin Muetschele, Holger Richter, Hans-Joerg Schabel
  • Publication number: 20110151305
    Abstract: A battery having a cooling apparatus for temperature control of the battery is provided. The battery has a plurality of individual cells connected in parallel and/or in series with one another using cell connectors. The individual cells are attached to the cooling apparatus such that they can be prestressed by means of the cell connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: Daimier AG
    Inventors: Michael Bolze, Christian Bragrock, Jens Meintschel, Dirk Schroeter
  • Publication number: 20110064581
    Abstract: For connecting a shaft to a rotating component, especially of a shaft to a turbine wheel of an exhaust gas turbocharger, an intermediate component is provided by means of which the shaft is connected indirectly to the rotating component. The connection between the rotating component and the intermediate component is a form-locking and/or force-locking connection, especially a riveted connection. The invention further relates to a method for producing said connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: DAIMIER AG
    Inventors: Juergen Bassler, Rudolf Reinhardt, Heiko Steinmetz
  • Patent number: 7659017
    Abstract: For various reasons, it can be desirable to subject fuel cells to drying procedures. In solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells for instance, drying may be carried out prior to storing at below freezing temperatures, or to recover cell performance lost following freeze/thaw events. An improved drying method involves drying the cell uniformly throughout. That is, the drying power over the length of the fuel cell is adjusted to be essentially uniform. This can be accomplished by using an appropriate set of operating conditions. The improved drying method can improve the lifetime of the fuel cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignees: Daimier AG, Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Pui Yan Joyce Yip, Julie Bellerive, Stephen J. Lee
  • Publication number: 20090206584
    Abstract: A side impact protection device with a pelvic airbag module having a pelvic airbag which, in the inoperative state, is in a side part of a vehicle seat and, in the event of an impact of the vehicle, can be inflated and can be deployed through an outlet opening in the side part of the vehicle seat. In order to provide a side impact protection device constructed in a simple manner and produced cost-effectively, the outlet opening for the pelvic airbag in the side part of the vehicle seat is directed upward and forward with respect to the direction of travel of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: Daimier AG
    Inventors: Georg Bauer, Thomas Schoettker, Nico Siebert
  • Publication number: 20090200718
    Abstract: In a spring shock absorber for a motor vehicle, with a first body part and a second body part, the first body part forms a first changeable volume with the second body part by way of a first rolling bellows, and the second body part forms a second changeable volume with a roll-off piston connected to the first body part by way of a second rolling bellows. The two rolling bellows are arranged in such a way that they are guided in the radial direction during a rolling motion by lateral contours of the two body parts and the roll-off piston. The two volumes are connected to one another via a throttle element and form a hermetically closed two-volume system with respect to a deflection of the spring shock absorber. The roll-off piston is guided through the second body part in a longitudinally displaceable manner by means of a sealing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: DAIMIER AG
    Inventors: Matthias Roemer, Ralf Wilhelm
  • Publication number: 20090183588
    Abstract: A column tube switch module is radially and axially fixed to a column tube and is supported at the same time on a bearing arranged on the steering spindle. A centering device secures a stator radially to the column tube when a force is acting coaxially on the longitudinal axis of the steering spindle. A steering angle sensor is provided whose fixed part is connected to the stator-end bearing while its rotating part is held so as to be capable of being driven by the steering wheel hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: Daimier AG
    Inventors: Axel Hebenstreit, Hans-Dieter Loeffler, Markus Mauch
  • Publication number: 20090134675
    Abstract: The backrest and/or seat cushion part of a motor vehicle seat include/includes padding with a ventilation device including a ventilation layer and a device for heating and/or cooling the air flowing through the ventilation layer. The padding can be heated and/or cooled by the ventilation device in an improved manner by a warm or cold air flow for heating the seat or ventilating the seat. The heating and/or cooling device forms a sandwich with at least one heating and/or cooling layer and at least one air-permeable layer. The air-permeable layer has a structure by which the air flow can be converted into a turbulent and/or diffuse flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: Daimier AG
    Inventor: Karl Pfahler
  • Publication number: 20090118915
    Abstract: A powertrain includes an electro-mechanical transmission mechanically-operatively coupled to an internal combustion engine and an electric machine adapted to selectively transmit mechanical power to an output member. A method for controlling the powertrain includes operating the transmission in an operating range state wherein input speed can operate independent of output speed and wherein a reactive torque is transmitted through the transmission. The method further includes monitoring commands affecting a requested output torque, monitoring a calculated output torque, and prioritizing between an input acceleration of the transmission and an output torque of the transmission based upon whether operating the transmission in the operating range state is in transient operation or stable operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicants: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC., Daimier AG, Chrysler LLC, Bayerishe Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Anthony H. Heap, Lawrence A. Kaminsky, Jy-Jen F. Sah
  • Publication number: 20090111645
    Abstract: A method for controlling a powertrain comprising an electro-mechanical transmission mechanically-operatively coupled to an engine and an electric machine adapted to selectively transmit mechanical power to an output member through selective application of a plurality of torque-transfer clutches includes monitoring a clutch slip speed, synchronizing an oncoming clutch, and constraining reactive clutch torque limits for the oncoming clutch to achieve a reactive clutch torque that is less than an estimated clutch torque capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicants: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC., Daimier AG, Chrysler LLC, Bayerishe Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Anthony H. Heap, Lawrence A. Kaminsky, Jy-Jen F. Sah
  • Publication number: 20090102236
    Abstract: A front-end vehicle structure for a commercial vehicle has a forward crash zone and a rear crash zone relative to the longitudinal direction of the vehicle. The forward crash zone and the rear crash zone are interconnected via an intermediate structure which is mounted therebetween and extends substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the vehicle such that a force that is applied to the forward crash zone can be transmitted to the rear crash zone via the intermediate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: Daimier AG
    Inventors: Mario List, Wolfgang Pedrotti
  • Publication number: 20080265625
    Abstract: A truck has a cab that is hinged to a chassis via a bearing about a rotational shaft. A tilting device is provided for raising the cab into a forward-tilted open position for access to the engine compartment located thereunder, and the cab is able to be fixed in the closed position to the chassis. The tilting device includes at least one tractive element that may be actuated via a drive for raising and closing the cab. The tractive element is mounted between the cab and the chassis such that in the case of a head-on collision with an obstruction, level with the cab, it forms a catching device for the cab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: Daimier AG
    Inventor: Mario List
  • Publication number: 20080265621
    Abstract: A truck has a driver's cab tiltably mounted above a drive train and coupled in an articulated fashion to a bottom chassis by a bearing. The drive train is attached to the chassis, and has a restraint system for the driver's cab. In the case of a head-on collision of the truck with an obstacle at the level of the driver's cab, the restraint system serves to absorb and deflect collision forces at the driver's cab. The restraint system includes a flexible coupling element that establishes a connection, which is resistant to tensile stress counter to the direction of travel, between the driver's cab and a front fixed part of the drive train located underneath it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: Daimier AG
    Inventors: Kay Morschheuser, Wolfgang Pedrotti