Patents Assigned to Daimler AG
  • Publication number: 20210047954
    Abstract: A method for operating an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, in which exhaust gas from the internal combustion engine flows through a first SCR catalytic converter, which is followed by an ammonia barrier catalytic converter, and flows through a second SCR catalytic converter which is disposed downstream of the ammonia barrier catalyst, includes introducing a reducing agent introduced into the exhaust gas by a first metering device upstream of the first SCR catalytic converter and by a second metering device upstream of the second SCR catalytic converter. When a predetermined threshold value of a temperature of a region of the exhaust system is exceeded, a quantity of reducing agent introduced into the exhaust gas by the first metering device is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Berthold KEPPELER, Thorsten WOOG
  • Patent number: 10920883
    Abstract: A vehicle transmission includes a toothed gear, a shift sleeve, a shift fork configured to actuate the shift sleeve, and a fork bend partially surrounding the shift sleeve in an installed state. At least one region of the fork bend has an axial step. The at least one region having the axial step has a shape of a circular ring section substantially extending at an angle of 180 degrees in a circumferential direction of the fork bend. The axial step has two radially adjacent sections arranged axially offset in relation to one another. One section of the fork bend partially engages in the toothed gear in an initial switching state and a second section of the fork bend overlaps with one side wall of a groove in the shift sleeve in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DAIMLER AG
    Inventor: Helmut Bender
  • Patent number: 10907604
    Abstract: An integrated starter and on-board electrical system disconnecting module for connecting to a starter battery and to an on-board electrical system by a transducer is disclosed. A method for limiting the starting current in a motor vehicle and the use of the integrated starter and on-board electrical system disconnecting module in multi-voltage on-board electrical systems, in particular during a start-stop operation of plug-in hybrid vehicles and for hybrid on-board electrical systems, are also disclosed. The transducer can be connected to a starter circuit including the starter battery from an on-board electrical system side, via a starter control device and via an on-board electrical system disconnector. The on-board electrical system can be uncoupled from the starter circuit and the starter control device and the on-board electrical system disconnector are integrated in the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Mark Baxendale, Dieter Grohmann, Christian Seitz, Markus Woerz, Klaus Zinser
  • Patent number: 10906252
    Abstract: A method for the production of an FMV hybrid component includes braiding a dry hybrid fibre thread onto a core element, where a hybrid fibre braid is formed, and obtaining a fibre core composite. The method further includes reshaping the fibre core composite and impregnating and consolidating the hybrid fibre braid on the core element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventor: Eckhard Reese
  • Patent number: 10906452
    Abstract: A control device for a headlight for emitting light according to a headlight signal corresponding to an adjustable light distribution. The control device outputs the headlight signal, corresponding to the adjustable light distribution, to the headlight. The control device has an evaluation unit that determines object position data of the object when particles are detected using a detection unit and a self-illuminating object is detected, and to determine, as a function of the object position data, a region in which the object is located. The evaluation unit also generates data for the light distribution as a function of the region in such a way that a light intensity in the region is reduced or increased with respect to a light intensity outside this region, and correspondingly to determine and output the headlight signal from the data for the light distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Jan Boehm, Marcus Fiege, Joerg Moisel, Axel Mueller, Volker Reinhold, Katharina Wagner
  • Publication number: 20210025481
    Abstract: A range-change transmission device includes an input shaft, an intermediate shaft, a countershaft, a transmission output shaft, and a first planetary gear set. A first transmission element of the first planetary gear set is permanently coupled to the intermediate shaft in a rotationally fixed manner. A second transmission element of the first planetary gear set is coupled to the transmission output shaft. A first switching unit is provided to arrange a third transmission element of the first planetary gear set to be fixed to the housing in at least one switching position. The range-change transmission device also includes a second planetary gear set. A third transmission element of the second planetary gear set is permanently coupled to the intermediate shaft in a rotationally fixed manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: DaiMler AG
    Inventors: Frank STEFFENS, Detlef SCHNITZER, Ingo PFANNKUCHEN, Jens LUCKMANN
  • Publication number: 20210024014
    Abstract: A cladding device of a side sill of a passenger vehicle includes an inherently rigid outer cladding element arranged in a longitudinal region of the side sill below a door opening which can be displaced between a cladding position and a release position. A flexible cladding element is provided, one end of which is arranged on the inherently rigid outer cladding element, which can be displaced with the inherently rigid outer cladding element during a displacement movement between the cladding position and the release position. The flexible cladding element is arranged in a region of the side sill covered by a vehicle door associated with the door opening when the inherently rigid outer cladding element is arranged in the cladding position. In the cladding position, a gap is covered between the end of the inherently rigid outer cladding element, which has the flexible cladding element, and another component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventor: Samuel HAHN
  • Patent number: 10903508
    Abstract: A fuel cell assembly for a solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell stack may employ a construction in which a plastic film frame is used to frame a catalyst coated membrane within. In one advantageous embodiment, the plastic film frame is adhesive coated on one side and laminated at its inner edge to one surface of the catalyst coated membrane and at its outer edge to the flow field plate on the opposite side. In another advantageous embodiment, the plastic film frame is laminated to sealing features incorporated in a transition region in the flow field plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, Nissan Motor Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Simon Farrington, Charles Lee, Alvin Lee
  • Patent number: 10898832
    Abstract: A filter device for a filter system of a motor vehicle includes a filter element which is securable to a filter module. A filter element securing structure is disposed on the filter element where the filter element securing stricture interacts with a respective securing structure disposed on the filter module to form a bayonet closure. The filter element securing structure is an arc-shaped guide groove in a base of the filter element, where the arc-shaped guide groove has an insertion opening at a first end and a latching contour at a second end. The respective securing structure disposed on the filter module is a head pin that is receivable in the arc-shaped groove, An edge region of the arc-shaped guide groove slopes from the insertion opening to the latching contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventor: Eric Schumacher
  • Publication number: 20210016435
    Abstract: A feeding device for a manipulator arm has at least one joint, in particular of an industrial robot, having a flexible cable package via which at least one process medium can be fed at least substantially along the end effector of the manipulator arm and having a flexibly slack guide cover element enclosing the cable package. A stiffening device having a holding device is provided, which is arranged in a fixed position on the flexibly slack guide cover element. At least one stiffening element held by the holding device is provided, which, in an activated state of the stiffening device, is acted upon by stiffening energy such that the flexibly slack guide cover element and consequently the cable package are stiffened by the stiffening element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Juergen EHLEITER, Marc-Andre GRAEWER
  • Publication number: 20210016724
    Abstract: A cover device for a side sill of a passenger vehicle has a sill cover which includes first and second cover elements which are arranged in a length region of the side sill below a door opening and are coupled moveably to one another and a drive unit via which the cover elements are jointly displaceable between a first functional position and a second functional position. The first cover element is pivotable about a first axis and the second cover element is displaceable about a second axis. The second cover element is mounted so as to pivot about the second axis by a bearing device on the first cover element. The displacement movement of the second cover element relative to the first cover element is positively controlled by a slotted link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventor: Samuel HAHN
  • Publication number: 20210016649
    Abstract: An energy storage unit for a motor vehicle has a support frame which can be non-destructively detachably mounted on a body of the motor vehicle and a plurality of storage modules for storing electrical energy which can be mounted on the support frame. The storage modules are configured as intrinsically sealed units which can be arranged on the support frame from bottom to top in the vertical direction of the vehicle and can be inserted into respective corresponding receiving openings in the support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Nihat SASMAZ, Matthias NOHR, Franz MAIER, Shunsuke AMAGAI
  • Patent number: 10897041
    Abstract: An electrode for an electrochemical energy accumulator includes a catalyst layer, where the catalyst layer includes an electrically conductive matrix and a chemically active material which is intercalated into the electrically conductive matrix. A protective coating is disposed on the catalyst layer, where the protective coating includes at least one metal oxide and methionine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventor: Andreas Hintennach
  • Publication number: 20210009107
    Abstract: A method for operating a driver assistance system of a vehicle involves, for determining a position of the vehicle in a digital environment map, detecting environment data for the vehicle using an on-board sensor system and matched with map data stored in the environment map. A position of the vehicle in a real environment is determined using position data of the vehicle from an on-board satellite receiver. Accuracy of the determined position of the vehicle is determined based on the position data and environment data matched with the environment data. Accuracy is predicted with which the position of the vehicle in the environment map can be determined for a predetermined section of road ahead of the vehicle. Fully automated operation of the vehicle is enabled when the determined accuracy and the predicted accuracy for the predetermined section of road ahead of the vehicle are greater than at least one accuracy threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Florian RIES, Frank SCHUSTER, Martin HAUEIS, Mohammad GHANAAT, Florian GEIƟ, Jochen ROTH
  • Patent number: 10890260
    Abstract: A tank valve for installation at a pressure gas tank has a base body including a first base body section, which in the assembled state projects into the pressure gas tank and is sealingly connected with the same, and includes a second base body section, which in the assembled state remains outside the pressure gas tank. The tank valve further has a plurality of functional sub-groups for refueling the pressure gas tank via a refueling path, for the extraction of gas from the pressure gas tank via an extraction path, and for implementing safety and operating functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventor: Philipp Hausmann
  • Publication number: 20210003057
    Abstract: A method for operating a petrol engine, in which air is introduced into an exhaust tract through which exhaust gas from the petrol engine can flow, bypassing the petrol engine, includes introducing the air into the exhaust tract at a point arranged downstream of a first three-way catalytic converter arranged in the exhaust tract and upstream of a second three-way catalytic converter arranged in the exhaust tract downstream of the first three-way catalytic converter, while the petrol engine is operated with a sub-stoichiometric combustion air ratio, where a desulphurization of the second three-way catalytic converter is effected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Guenter HAY, Kai HOFFMANN, Tobias SCHOEFFLER, Michael STILLER
  • Patent number: 10886549
    Abstract: Simplified methods are disclosed for preparing a catalyst coated membrane that is reinforced with a porous polymer sheet (e.g. an expanded polymer sheet) for use in solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells. The methods involve forming a solid polymer electrolyte membrane by coating membrane ionomer solution onto a first catalyst layer and then applying the porous polymer sheet to the membrane ionomer solution coating, while it is still wet, such that the membrane ionomer solution only partially fills the pores of the porous polymer sheet. A second catalyst ink is then applied which fills the remaining pores of the porous polymer sheet. Not only are such methods simpler than many conventional methods, but surprisingly this can result in a marked improvement in fuel cell performance characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Yuquan Zou, Scott McDermid, Massimiliano Cimenti, Shun-wen Amy Yang, Liviu Catoiu
  • Patent number: D906885
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Achim-Dietrich Badstuebner, Robert Lesnik, Thomas Saelzle, Gorden Wagener
  • Patent number: D908579
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Achim-Dietrich Badstuebner, Jaroslav Hejtmanek, Robert Lesnik, Peter Riedel, Uwe Schuller, Thomas Saelzle, Gorden Wagener
  • Patent number: D910501
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Austin Cox, Christopher Jory