Patents Assigned to DaimlerChrysler AG
  • Publication number: 20080306652
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a computer program and a data carrier with this computer program for personalizing adjustable functions in a vehicle. The method provides that first a user profile in the form of stored, person-related settings and/or data of the functions for a current user of the vehicle is activated. To this extent, this method is basically known from the prior art. In order to restrict the access rights of other users to the user profile of the current user, the invention provides a configuration step, in the scope of which the current user can define which other user he would like to permit to access his person-related settings and/or data of functions within a previously defined group of functions. The access is respectively configured in a standardized way for all the functions within the group. The functions within a group are at least similar in terms of their requirement for personalization and/or their requirement for confidentiality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
    Inventors: Metta Boger, Christian Heinrich
  • Publication number: 20080301587
    Abstract: A control system for a motor vehicle having a manual operating means having a plurality of adjustment degrees of freedom for selecting and/or activating entries in a menu structure having a plurality of menu levels, and a screen display (2) having a plurality of display areas (210 to 250) for displaying the menu structure, the display areas (210 to 250) each having at least one field for displaying one of the entries, a plurality of entries (E3 to E11) being arranged in a first display area (230.2) which is in the form of a list in an active display area (210 to 250) on at least one menu level. An (n+1)th display area (230.3) can be activated and displayed by activating at least one of the entries (E1 to E11) in an nth display area (230.2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2004
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Markus Baumann, Volker Hellwig, Carla Knoop, Armin Zachay
  • Publication number: 20080300749
    Abstract: An air supply mechanism for a vehicle seat comprises a control device for driving a fan and a heating element connected downstream of the fan. When the vehicle is unlocked, a vehicle door is opened and/or a folding-top switch is actuated in order to open the folding-top, the control device causes a heating element to be preconditioned. When there is a switching-on signal for the air supply mechanism, the control device ends the preconditioning and switches on the heating element and the fan. The heating element and fan are subsequently regulated by the control device as a function of vehicle speed and external temperature. In this manner, a seat occupant does not experience an initial draft or a delayed switching-on reaction but rather experiences a pleasant warmth even immediately after the air supply mechanism is switched on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2005
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Dietmar Hartmann, Karl Pfahler, Lothar Renner
  • Publication number: 20080290703
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle seat comprising a back rest (11), a height-adjustable head rest (12), and an aeration device (13) that is integrated into the back rest and comprises a blow opening (16) arranged in the upper side (111) of the back rest (11) and used to blow out hot air. The aim of the invention is to improve the aeration device by reducing the aeration noises and generating a comfortable warm feeling for the user of the seat, in the head, neck and shoulder region. To this end, a diffuser (19) is arranged in the intermediate space between the back rest (11) and the head padding (15) of the head rest (12), said diffuser being embodied and oriented in relation to the blow opening in such a way that the hot air flow through the blow opening towards the head padding is deflected into a wide, diffuse hot air flow flowing around the head, neck and shoulder area of a user (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
    Inventors: Claudio Bargheer, Thomas Heckmann, Karl Pfahler
  • Patent number: 7455140
    Abstract: In a method for ensuring safe tire emergency running operation in a motor vehicle that is equipped with tires that have emergency running properties when the tire pressure is greatly reduced or absent altogether, a device is provided for detecting an emergency running mode of the motor vehicle. The device for limiting the driving speed limits the driving speed of the motor vehicle whenever emergency running is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Dirk Baader, Hermann Gaus, Gerd Runtsch, Juergen Weissenger
  • Publication number: 20080284414
    Abstract: A hysteresis brake is provided, such as for an electric camshaft adjuster, has with an excitation coil, a stator with an inner and outer stator part, and a moveable rotor with a hysteresis band which is movable between the inner and outer stator part. The excitation coil, which produces a main magnetic flux for a magnetic adjuster is arranged between the inner and outer stator part. A sensor enables the rotor and/or the hysteresis band to receive a secondary magnetic flux caused by the main magnetic flux, or enables the excitation coil to receive the main flux. An evaluation and control unit evaluates the magnetic flux received and determines angle and/or rotational speed information from detected changes of the magnetic flux.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Lorenzo Giovanardi, Matthias Gregor, Jens Meintschel, Bernd-Heinrich Schmitfranz, Guenter Stoehr
  • Publication number: 20080284207
    Abstract: A front frame structure for receiving a pivotally mounted truck driver's cab is provided. The structure includes a mounting bracket for the connection of the pivotable driver's cab, which mounting bracket is fastened to the frame structure at connecting points, and with at least two longitudinal frame members which extend essentially along the longitudinal axis of the truck in the upper region of the frame structure. The longitudinal frame members themselves are designed with at least one deformation region for absorbing frontal collision energy, and the mounting bracket is arranged and designed to pass on collision energy from the driver's cab to the level of the longitudinal frame members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: Daimlerchrysler AG
    Inventors: Walter Bollinger, Alexander Hummel, Gerd Martin
  • Publication number: 20080276747
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuator for a clamping mechanism of an adjustable steering column of a motor vehicle, by way of which actuator a clamping apparatus can be moved between a release position for adjusting the steering column and a clamping position for fixing the steering column in position, the actuator comprising a gear mechanism having a plurality of gear elements which are in engagement with one another. In order to provide an actuator which can be transferred considerably more quickly into its release position, an actuating device (26) is provided according to the invention, by means of which at least two of the gear elements (18, 20) of the actuator can be moved out of mutual engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Maik-Oliver Schuette, Peter Von Ey
  • Publication number: 20080277951
    Abstract: A motor vehicle front part includes a bumper unit provided with a bumper crossmember and a support which rigidifies the bumper unit in a region upstream of the bumper crossmember upon impact with a pedestrian. The front part of a vehicle is provided with a bumper unit so that the pedestrian's protection is also improved on vehicles whose design do not enable a lower support to be incorporated. The support is therefore arranged above the bumper crossmember.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Klaus Rathje, Dennis Waldherr
  • Publication number: 20080278304
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for monitoring vehicle tire pressure a tire inflation pressure value is acquired and compared with at least one stored setpoint value; and based on the comparison result, it is determined whether the vehicle tire has an incorrect tire pressure, (particularly, an excessively low tire pressure). According to the invention when a detected activation event occurs, a current kilometer reading is acquired and is stored together with predefined information. An activation event is detected if an inflation of at least one of the tires or manual re-activation is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2006
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kiesewetter, Jan Kipping, Frank Schlosser
  • Publication number: 20080272325
    Abstract: A lightweight valve (1), in particular for internal combustion engines, is provided, with a valve stem (3), with a hollow valve cone (5) and with a valve disk (7) closing the valve cone hollow space on one side, a valve cone support being provided in the hollow space. The valve cone support is provided at a distance from the valve disk (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
    Inventors: Martin Schlegl, Holger Stark
  • Publication number: 20080275607
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating an active chassis system, in which wheels of at least one axle are arranged with a toe-in angle, and actuating elements which interact with supporting assemblies which are arranged between the wheels and a vehicle body. Wheel contact forces of the wheels assume different values as a result of the actuating elements being actuated. A side force is generated at the wheels which have a toe-in angle, and a resulting yaw moment is produced. A desired yaw rate is determined based upon information from a device which is arranged in the vehicle in order to determine the profile of the roadway in a control unit, and the wheel contact forces are set as a function of the desired yaw rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2004
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Dieter Ammon, Carsten Knoeppel, Magnus Rau, Avshalom Suissa
  • Publication number: 20080266167
    Abstract: An object recognition system for a motor vehicle, including at least two object recognition sensors whose recognition ranges partly overlap in the direction of travel, is provided. The system includes a first object recognition sensor with a predetermined first vertical recognition angle concomitantly detects an object and a roadway surface in its recognition range, a second object recognition sensor with a predetermined second vertical recognition angle, which is less than the first vertical recognition angle of the first object recognition sensor, which does not concomitantly detect the roadway surface in the direction of travel in the recognition range of the first object recognition sensor, and an evaluation unit configured to determine the presence of an object in the recognition range of the first object recognition sensor only when both object recognition sensors have recognized the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2005
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Baumann, Michael Fehring, Rainer Justen
  • Publication number: 20080258887
    Abstract: A device for the detection of a collision of a motor vehicle has at least one collision sensor which is arranged between the vehicle or fender outer skin and the vehicle body part, and senses an impact of an object on the motor vehicle. The collision sensor comprises a compressible spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Serdar Gelberi, Bernd Grundner, Carsten Lorenz, Michael Meyer
  • Publication number: 20080262679
    Abstract: A safety device for a motor vehicle, includes an active headrest which is provided on a backrest of a vehicle seat and a control unit which actuates a headrest-deployment device as a function of the evaluation of the signals from a crash sensor when an accident event occurs such that the active headrest is deployed into a headrest position which is optimum in terms of occupant safety. The control unit actuates at least one component of the vehicle seat as a function of the evaluation of data which is relevant in terms of driving safety before the expected accident event occurs such that the vehicle seat is moved to an optimum starting position for deploying the active headrest when the accident event occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: Daimlerchrysler AG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Baumann, Michael Fehring, Justen Rainer
  • Publication number: 20080258489
    Abstract: A safety device for a motor vehicle with a front portion and at least two headlamps spaced apart from each other is described. The vehicle includes a front hood which, in an accident, is displaced from its closed initial position into a raised safety position in which a gap is formed between the front hood and the front portion. To increase pedestrian protection, in the regions of the headlamps the safety device includes at least one covering element which is movable between a retracted position and an extended position in which the gap is closed by the covering element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
    Inventors: Martin Ebner, Oliver Reinhardt
  • Publication number: 20080258543
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for carrying out a braking process. A deceleration variable (zsoll) which describes the desired vehicle deceleration (zsoll) is reduced when the driving state of the vehicle during the braking process meets a first state condition, and increased again when the driving state of the vehicle meets a second state condition. The first state condition and/or the second state condition depend here on the front axle compression travel (sVA) and/or on the rear axle compression travel (sHA).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2004
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventor: Stephan Reichle
  • Publication number: 20080259623
    Abstract: An interior lamp is provided for illuminating an interior of a vehicle having a glass surface, particularly a glass roof. At least one such interior lamp is integrated in the laminated glass of the glass surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
    Inventor: Norbert Spazier
  • Publication number: 20080258495
    Abstract: A motor vehicle door is provided which includes an inside door lining, a window plane and an outer door panel, wherein the motor vehicle door is separated, as seen from the outside to the inside, by a sealing surface into a wet region and a dry region. The sealing surface is realized by a molded foam part, which serves to reduce noise and to protect against moisture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: Daimlerchrysler AG
    Inventor: Michael Fuetterer
  • Publication number: 20080246325
    Abstract: A vehicle seat (and a cushion for a vehicle seat) comprise an assembly of layers with at least one air-guiding layer. An outlet opening is provided in the region of the air-guiding layer and is arranged in such a manner that the discharging of warm and moist air causes dry and cool ambient air to automatically flow into the air-guiding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2006
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Karl Pfahler, Manfred Ziemann