Patents Assigned to Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
  • Patent number: 10882394
    Abstract: An actuating device for a movable part, in particular a cover of a vehicle body opening, including at least one actuator and at least one electromechanical switching element. The electromechanical switching element is changeable between a first mode and a second mode. In the first mode, the electromechanical switching element senses an actuation by the actuator and in the second mode, the electromechanical switching element releases the actuator such that the actuator can be moved toward the movable part. The electromechanical switching element has an electroactive polymer and/or a piezoelectric element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Olaf Husberg, Henning Irle, Ingo Niemeyer
  • Patent number: 10838117
    Abstract: A reflector for vehicles includes a reflective surface that contains an optical element to reflect light incident on the optical element according to specific reflection characteristics. The reflective surface is designed as a hologram element which has a grating structure in such a way that light incident on the hologram element is reflected according to the specific reflection characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Carsten Hohmann, Martin Muegge
  • Patent number: 10764256
    Abstract: A smart phone comprises an NFC antenna and a signal-send unit that communicates with the NFC antenna. The smart phone further comprises an NFC tag containing identification information. The smart phone is configured so that the signal-send unit transmits identification information to an ECU mounted within a vehicle, allowing remote control of the vehicle. The transmitted signals sent by the smart phone are encrypted by a third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventors: Dietmar Fruehling, Jörg Tovar
  • Patent number: 10732345
    Abstract: A light guide for a lighting device, wherein the light guide extends along a longitudinal axis and has a coupling-out area which runs over the longitudinal axis and from which light can be emitted along the longitudinal axis, and wherein the light guide has, in its longitudinal extent, an end region which is provided with a cover in order to suppress high-intensity light emission in the end region. The cover is formed by laser-machining the light guide material in the end region of the light guide. The invention further relates to a method for forming a cover in the end region of the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Heinz-Michael Dirks, Frank Schoening, Markus Stuhldreher, Andreas Suray, Franz-Georg Willeke
  • Patent number: 10682946
    Abstract: An adjusting device for headlights, in particular for truck headlights, comprising a linear drive unit containing a threaded rod mounted for rotation, in threaded engagement with a control element, which control element can be moved in the axial direction of the threaded rod by turning the threaded rod, a pivot lever which has an articulated connection to the actuator, and an engagement element of the pivot lever which can act on the lighting unit to be adjusted, wherein the articulated connection is formed by a bearing part of the pivot lever and by a supporting part of the actuator such that the pivot lever can be turned about a horizontal pivot axis extending through the articulated connection, such that the engagement element is arranged in an upper region of the pivot lever in the vertical direction, and such that the articulated connection is arranged in a lower region of the pivot lever in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., HELLA AUTOTECHNIK NOVA s.r.o.
    Inventors: Roman Kopecky, Jan Formanek, Jaroslaw Schimon, Domingo Guerrero, Thomas Hilsenbeck
  • Patent number: 10486585
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure system (1) for closing an opening (20) of a vehicle light, having a closure element (10) and an opening (20) of a vehicle light, wherein the opening (20) has an edge (21), the edge (21) of the opening (20) being in particular conical or at least substantially conical in shape. The invention further relates to a vehicle light having such a closure system (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Frank Hansmann, Martin Zajak
  • Patent number: 10465874
    Abstract: A lighting device for vehicles having a light source and having an optical unit for generating a predetermined light distribution, wherein the optical unit has a micro-optical array having a plurality of micro-optical elements and a microshutter array having a plurality of microshutter elements, wherein the microshutter array has a thickness in the range of 0.1 mm to 2.00 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Edwin N. Kamau, Franziska Kley
  • Patent number: 10451242
    Abstract: A lighting device for vehicles having a laser light source and an optical unit which is associated with the laser light source and which generates a predetermined light distribution. A diffusion element is arranged between the laser light source and the optical unit for reducing and/or preventing a speckle pattern in the light distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Bernd Giepen, Carsten Hohmann, Tobias Irmscher, Martin Muegge
  • Patent number: 10451241
    Abstract: A light module for a lighting device of a vehicle, in particular for a headlamp, having a light source and an optical element which is accommodated on a support body, and wherein an adjuster is provided for adjusting the optical element to the light source in order to adjust a radiation position of the light source relative to the optical element. The adjuster has a wedge element, which is arranged movably between the support body and the optical element so that when the wedge element is shifted an adjustment of the optical element to the light source can be produced at least in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Eduard Japs, Gerd Pawliczek, Lars Tillmann
  • Patent number: 10444058
    Abstract: In a device for measuring a fill level of a liquid in a container with an ultrasonic sensor which is arranged on a floor element, wherein a damping cup with a measuring tube is assigned to the ultrasonic sensor, the damping cup has an external housing and an internal housing. The internal housing contains the measuring tube, and either the internal housing has outwardly protruding contact elements that lie against the inside of the external housing or the external housing has outwardly protruding contact elements that lie against the outside of the internal housing. The external housing is also provided and designed for pluggable mounting of of the internal housing, and a channel is formed between the internal housing and the external housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventors: Thomas Niemann, Jürgen Palloks
  • Patent number: 10442337
    Abstract: A headlight for vehicles, in particular trucks, comprising a lighting unit which is pivotably mounted about a pivot axis; a linear drive unit which contains a linearly movable actuator; and a pivoting lever which is coupled to a lighting unit at a first end and to the actuator at a second end, wherein the lighting unit is pivotable by means of the actuator. The pivoting lever is designed in multiple parts, comprising a lower pivoting lever element having a support part for supporting on the actuator and an upper pivoting lever element on which a horizontal axis is arranged, the pivoting lever being pivotably mounted about said axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., HELLA AUTOTECHNIK NOVA s.r.o.
    Inventors: Roman Kopecky, Jan Formanek, Jaroslaw Schimon, Domingo Guerrero, Thomas Hilsenbeck
  • Patent number: 10444059
    Abstract: A device for measuring a fill level of a liquid in a container with an ultrasonic sensor, wherein the ultrasonic sensor is arranged at the bottom end of a damping cup with a measuring tube, wherein the top area of the measuring tube has at least one inner ventilation hole and a cover assigned to the inner ventilation hole. The cover surrounds at least the upper end area of the measuring tube and itself has at least one outer ventilation hole, wherein at least one screen is present in the cover and is in contact with the cover at the top. The screen is in contact with the cover at the top and extends horizontally from the measuring tube as far as a side wall of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventors: Sergej Tonewizki, Ingo Zoyke
  • Patent number: 10414333
    Abstract: An auxiliary stop lamp for vehicles, in particular a high mounted stop lamp for vehicles, having a light source for the radiation of a light beam and having a holographic element for the refraction and/or reflection of the light beam, the holographic element having a holographic light distributor to generate a stop light function, wherein the holographic element is arranged inside and/or in the region of an edge of a housing of the auxiliary stop lamp, or embodied as an edge of the housing of the auxiliary stop lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventor: Martin Muegge
  • Patent number: 10281314
    Abstract: In a device for measuring a fill level of a liquid in a reservoir with an ultrasonic sensor, wherein the ultrasonic sensor is arranged at the bottom end of a damping cup with a measuring tube, wherein electronic components are assigned to the ultrasonic sensor, the electronic components are encapsulated in sealing manner against the liquid that is to be measured between a floor of an electronics installation space and a cover arranged above the floor, so that the electronics installation space forms and encapsulated area. At least one support is provided inside the electronics installation space and connects the cover in force-fitting manner with the electronics installation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventors: Silvio Fedgenhaeuer, Sergej Tonewizki, Ingo Zoyke
  • Patent number: 10240740
    Abstract: A light module for a lighting apparatus of a vehicle having a reflector body, a light generating unit having at least one light source, a carrier on which the light generating unit is arranged. The light generating unit is replaceably arranged on the light module. The reflector body has at least one reference surface and the light generating unit has at least one locating surface. The locating surface can be brought to rest against the reference surface during insertion of the light generating unit into the light module in order to create a precisely positioned arrangement of the light generating unit on the reflector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Ralf Seiger, Heinz-Uwe Spork
  • Patent number: 10232764
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement for operating a plurality of lighting devices having: a first control component, which is connected to a first lighting device or is formed integrally with a first lighting device; at least one second control component, which is connected to a second lighting device or is formed integrally with a second lighting device; at least one main control device, which is connected to the first and to the second control component and is configured to supply the control components with an operating voltage; and at least one data communications line, which is connected to the two control components and to the main control device. The main control device is is able to transmit a first position coding signal for the position coding of the first control component and at least one second position coding signal for the position coding of the second control component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventor: Bernd-Ulrich Hagemeier
  • Patent number: 10197431
    Abstract: A device for measuring the filling level of a liquid in a container with an ultrasound sensor and electronic components attached to the ultrasound sensor. A damping cup is arranged above the ultrasound sensor. The electronic components attached to the ultrasound sensor are separated from the liquid to be measured by a cover arranged above the electronic components. The cover has a recess in the vicinity of the ultrasound sensor, rests against the ultrasound sensor with the rim of the recess and is sealingly glued to the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & Co.
    Inventors: Silvio Fedgenhaeuer, Sergej Tonewizki, Ingo Zoyke, Adam Sklorz
  • Patent number: 10183666
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for determining a valid lane marking (38 to 42; 56, 58) with the aid of a camera system (16) of a vehicle (12), in particular a road vehicle. With the aid of a camera (17) of the camera system (16) several pictures with an image of an area in front of the vehicle (12) are taken successively as a picture series and image data corresponding to the respective picture (30, 54, 66) are generated. The image data of at least a part of the pictures (30, 54, 66) of the picture series are processed, at least a first lane marking (38 to 42) and a second lane marking (56, 58) different from the first lane marking (38 to 42) being detected in at least one picture (30) of the picture series. A vehicle (34) driving ahead of the vehicle (12) is detected in at least two successively taken pictures (30, 54) and its position (P1 to P4) relative to the first lane marking (36 to 42) as well as its position (P1 to P4) relative to the second lane marking (56, 58) is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventor: Robert Spangenberg
  • Patent number: 10107671
    Abstract: A device for determining the filling level of a fluid in a container, in particular in the oil reservoir of a vehicle, is provided. The device has at least one sensor element, at least one control unit, at least one energy source, and at least one transmitting unit for wireless transmission of measured data. The at least one energy source is a thermal generator, in particular a thermocouple. The device has at least one energy storage device. The thermal generator is configured for measuring a time-dependent temperature gradient, the thermal generator has a signal-conducting connection to the control unit, and the control unit is configured for placing the device from an energy-saving state into a ready-to-measure state. A method for determining the filling level of a fluid in a container using the device, and a vehicle with the device, in particular a motor vehicle, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventors: Thomas Niemann, Juergen Palloks, Bastian Kanning
  • Patent number: 10081356
    Abstract: A method for at least partially automatically controlling, in particular automatically parking a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, includes predicting the movement of the vehicle, detecting the position of a body outside the vehicle, predicting a possible spatial and/or time-related contact area between the vehicle and the body on the outer shell of the vehicle, measuring a structure-borne sound in the predicted spatial and/or time-related contact area and issuing a warning signal the control unit if a previously specified criterion is met by the measured structure-borne sound signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventors: Klaas Hauke Baumgaertel, Thomas Niemann