Patents Assigned to Kiekert AG
  • Publication number: 20190249470
    Abstract: A motor vehicle door lock, such as a motor vehicle bonnet lock includes a locking mechanism which substantially consists of a rotary latch and a pawl. The locking mechanism interacts with a striker element on a bonnet. The lock further has an unlocking/opening mechanism for the bonnet, which mechanism is equipped with a release element provided in the interior of a motor vehicle body. The release element is operated twice to open the bonnet. The locking mechanism is transferred to a pre-latched position after the release element has been operated at least once, with the striker element still being trapped. The bonnet is opened from the pre-latched position by lifting the pawl off the rotary latch with the aid of a power mechanism, said lifting being activated separately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Kiekert AG
    Inventors: Christian Sturm, Michael Scholz, Holger Schiffer, Bernhard Drost
  • Publication number: 20190249469
    Abstract: A motor vehicle door lock, particularly a motor vehicle bonnet lock, includes a ratchet mechanism which substantially consists of a rotary latch and a pawl. The ratchet mechanism interacts with a lock retainer pin on a vehicle bonnet. A retention element is additionally provided which holds the pawl in a retention position, raised from the rotary latch, during unlocking of the bonnet. The lock retainer pin continues to engage in the rotary latch when in said retention position. During a first opening process which proceeds from the retention position, the lock retainer pin transfers the retention element into a release position that releases the pawl. During a subsequent bonnet closing process, the pawl can thus engage in the rotary latch, which can be pivoted without exertion of force by the lock retainer pin at least into the hold position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Kiekert AG
    Inventors: Christian Sturm, Holger Schiffer, Michael Scholz, Bernhard Drost
  • Patent number: 10337215
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle door lock (1) comprising: a lock housing (2); an actuating nut (3) that is rotatably mounted in the lock housing (2), the actuating nut (3) being mounted in the lock housing (2) such that said actuating nut can be rotated by an actuator acting externally on the actuating nut (3); and a locking lever (7), the locking lever (7) being displaceable by means of a rotation of the actuating nut (3). The actuating nut (3) can be positioned in the lock housing by means of a housing cover (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventors: Marek Dragon, Alexander Grossmann
  • Patent number: 10337214
    Abstract: The invention relates to an activation device for a door or flap of a motor vehicle, comprising an external actuation lever (1), an actuation lever (10) for opening a lock, and a coupling lever (13) enabling the external actuation lever (1) and actuation lever (10) to be coupled together, and a control lever (10) which controls the coupling of the coupling lever (13) in accordance with the acceleration of the external actuation lever (1). An undesired opening of a door or flap can be prevented in the event of a crash, without the actuation device accepting excessive stresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventors: Claus Topfer, Tim Sonnenschein
  • Patent number: 10329806
    Abstract: The problem addressed by the invention is that of providing a closing device for a motor vehicle, by means of which a gap in a door or flap can be minimized. One aim in particular is to minimize the risk of injury. To solve this problem, a closing device comprises a locking mechanism that consists of a rotary latch and a pawl for locking said rotary latch in place. A drive is provided, with which said locking mechanism can be moved, totally or partially, by means of a pivot lever, also called a rocker, such that a gap in a door or flap can be reduced. Therefore, when a door or flap is closed, a gap initially remains between the door and doorframe, or between a frame and its associated flap. The drive allows the rocker, and therefore the locking mechanism or parts thereof, to be moved such that this gap is reduced. In order to minimize the weight and number of parts, the rotary latch and pawl are preferably rotatably secured to the rocker by means of shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventors: Michael Scholz, Holger Schiffer, Omar Inan, Thomas Hulsmann
  • Patent number: 10323681
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a device (1) for axially fixing one end (9) of a Bowden cable (3), in particular a motor vehicle lock, comprising a housing (2), a Bowden cable (3), wherein the housing (2) has a receptacle (11), in which the end (9) of the Bowden cable (3) can be fixed, wherein the housing (2) has a means for introducing (12) the Bowden cable (3) into the receptacle (11) so that an incorrect assembly of the Bowden cable (3) can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventor: Nikolaus Hundsdorfer
  • Publication number: 20190182963
    Abstract: A method for producing an electric component carrier for automobile applications, in particular an electric component carrier for a lock. The electric component carrier is equipped with a conductive track arrangement and a base plate, which supports the conductive track. In the initial state, the conductive track arrangement has one or more separation points depending upon the required mode of operation in the operational state. According to the invention, the conductive track arrangement in the initial state is coated at least partially with a casting compound by means of injection molding and then the separation point is introduced into the free region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Kiekert AG
    Inventor: Andreas Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20190178011
    Abstract: A locking device for a motor vehicle comprising an actuator, a lock with a locking mechanism, comprising a rotary latch and at least one pawl, the actuator and the lock can be interconnected by a Bowden cable and the Bowden cable has provision for actively blocking a force transmitted by the Bowden cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Kiekert AG
    Inventor: Carsten Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10280655
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle door lock comprising a locking mechanism consisting essentially of a rotary latch and a pawl, further comprising an actuation lever mechanism (2a, 2b) that acts on the pawl, and a child safety device (3) that includes a child safety lever (4) to which the force of a spring (5) is applied. According to the invention, the child safety lever (4) and the spring (5) are designed as a subassembly (4, 5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventors: Marek Dragon, Alexander Grossmann
  • Patent number: 10190344
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle door, in particular a handleless motor vehicle side door. The basic structure of said side door comprises a door leaf (1), a locking element (4, 5, 6), hinged to a motor vehicle body (2), for locking the door leaf (1) in predetermined angular positions in relation to the motor vehicle body (2), and at least one actuator (10, 11) acting upon the door leaf (1). Said actuator (10, 11) causes the door leaf (1) to open to an at least ajar position in relation to the motor vehicle body (2). According to the invention, the actuator (10, 11) is connected to the locking element (4, 5, 6) and directly drives the latter to adjust the door leaf (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventor: Uwe Reddmann
  • Publication number: 20190024422
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for opening (1) a door or flap on a motor vehicle (8), in particular a door handle for a motor vehicle (8), having a grip part (2), wherein the grip part (2) is accommodated so as to be movable on one side, a means for detection (2) of the movement of the grip part (2), and a means for limiting the movement (3) of the grip part (2), wherein the means for limiting the movement (3) of the grip part (2) is movable out of the engagement region of the grip part (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Kiekert AG
    Inventors: Ömer INAN, Carsten FUCHS, Uwe REDDMANN, Johannes Theodor MENKE
  • Patent number: 10132109
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lock for a motor vehicle with a locking mechanism comprising a catch (4), a first-position pawl (13), a primary-position pawl (6), a blocking lever for blocking the primary-position pawl, and a driver for the first-position pawl, wherein the driver is a lateral contour area of the first-position pawl (13) and functions to rotate the primary-position pawl out of its notched position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Bendel, Serkan Gülkan, Karsten Barth, Ulrich Weichsel
  • Patent number: 10113339
    Abstract: The invention concerns an Actuator for a fuel tank cap (1) or tailboard in a vehicle comprising a latch (2) for locking the fuel tank cap (1) or tailboard as well as an electric drive (3) to enable an automatic opening and closing cycle of the fuel tank cap or tailboard, wherein a rotatable control plate (4) with a control contour for transmitting a force and/or motion by means of a preferably direct contact to at least one adjacent member is designed such that the transmission of force and/or motion depends on the rotation position of the control plate (4). A compact actuator can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventor: Adrin Wagner
  • Patent number: 10112559
    Abstract: The task of the invention is to provide a motor vehicle latching system with an actuator and an electronic component switched in parallel in a technically simple and reliable manner which prevents undesired return movements of the actuator. The task is solved by a latching system with an electrical drive having an electrical plug-in connector component and with an external electrical plug-in connector component (1), which is connected to the electrical plug-in connector component of the electrical drive and which has an electronic braking device for the electrical drive, whereby the external electrical plug-in connector component (1) has two electrical contacts (2, 3) which each have a recess (4) which is open on one side in which an electrical conductor of the electronic braking device is accommodated in each instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventor: Octavian Cimpean
  • Patent number: 10066426
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is a motor vehicle door latch which is equipped with a locking mechanism (2, 3) predominantly consisting of a catch (2) and a pawl (3). Furthermore, a spring-impinged storage element (8) is provided for which maintains the pawl (3) in an elevated storage position during an opening process of the locking mechanism (2, 3) until the catch (2) is opened. According to the invention, the spring-impinged storage element (8) is formed as a leg spring (8) which is anchored in the latch with its one leg (8b) and with its other leg (8a) in the storage position maintains the pawl (3) in the elevated position and is braced on the catch (2) to this end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventors: Robert J. Hunt, William E. Burger
  • Patent number: 9944172
    Abstract: With the present invention, actuators known from the prior art are supposed to be developed further. For this purpose, an actuator comprises, in particular, an electric motor and a locking bar that can be moved by means of the electric motor. Moreover, the actuator comprises a lever with which the locking bar can be moved back mechanically out of its locking position. The invention moreover relates to a charging socket for an electrically driven motor vehicle. As is already known from a motor vehicle driven by an electric motor and an outlet provided in a private household, the electrical contacts of the charging socket are located protected in one or more recess(es). Into these recess(es), contacts of a charging plug which correspond therewith and are, for example, pin or rod-shaped, can be pushed for contacting. An adjacent, in particular peripherally extending, housing is provided around the one or more recess(es).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventors: Madhu S. Basavarajappa, Nicolas Cavalie, Bernardo Erices, Frank Kunst
  • Patent number: 9920555
    Abstract: A lock with a locking mechanism includes a rotary catch and a pawl for engaging the rotary catch, and a releasing lever for opening or releasing the locking mechanism. The lock may include a blocking lever capable of blocking the pawl if the latter is located in its catching position. If the releasing lever is actuated, the pawl or the blocking lever is thereby moved out of its blocking position if the releasing lever is not excessively accelerated. If excessively large accelerations of the releasing lever occur, as can be caused by a crash, then an arresting device of the lock prevents the releasing lever from being able to move the pawl or the blocking lever out of its blocking or latching position, respectively. The lock is therefore incapable of opening if the releasing lever is accelerated in the event of a crash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventors: Robert L. Brickner, Robert S. Pettengill
  • Publication number: 20180038138
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a motor vehicle door lock (1) comprising a locking mechanism with a rotary latch and at least a lock pawl, a release lever (12), a first actuating lever (8), wherein the locking mechanism can be unlocked by means of the release lever (12) and wherein the release lever (12) can be actuated by means of the actuating lever (8). The invention is characterized in that a further motor vehicle door lock (2) is provided, wherein said further motor vehicle door lock (2) can be actuated by means of the first actuating lever (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: Kiekert AG
    Inventor: Ömer Inan
  • Patent number: 9834963
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lock module. The aim of the invention is to provide a lock module which can contribute to a reduction in the complexity of assembly. In order to achieve said aim, the lock module comprises a plurality of components, that is to say at least two components, which are selected from the following: a lock having a locking mechanism consisting of a pawl and a rotary latch, in particular a servolock; a drive, in particular an electric drive for the lock, particularly preferably for the servolock; an actuating lever system; a locking lever system; and a handle module having an opening handle, in particular an outer opening handle. The lock includes at least one drive which is movably mounted within the lock module. The drive can therefore be moved relative to the other one or more components of the lock module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Bendel, Bernhard Drost
  • Patent number: 9751414
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electric plug-in connection, in particular for electric vehicles. Said plug-in connection is equipped with a plug-in connector (1, 2) substantially consisting of a socket (1) and a plug (2). The connection is also provided with a locking unit (4, 5) comprising at least one blocking element (4) and a transmission element (5) for detachably coupling the socket (1) and the plug (2). Further, an actuator (8) is provided, for actuating the transmission element (5) together with the blocking element (4) arranged at one end thereof. According to the invention, the transmission element (5) is in the form of a gear arrangement (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventor: Bernado Erices