Patents Assigned to Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
  • Patent number: 11028766
    Abstract: A method of operating a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine, wherein the internal combustion engine has at least one combustion engine which is connected by a rotary drive via a transmission and optionally a clutch with powered wheels of the motor vehicle, and further comprises a fresh gas line, and wherein in the fresh gas line, a compressor is integrated, which is associated with a trim controller, by means of which an edge-side portion of the inlet cross section of a compressor impeller of the compressor is coverable to a variable extent. In this case, in a release position of the trim controller, the edge-side portion of the inlet cross section is covered relatively little, preferably the least possible, and in a covering position of the trim controller, is mostly covered, preferably as much as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Javier Bartolome, Manuel Vahldiek, Dirk Hagelstein, Arne Staats
  • Patent number: 11028745
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for regenerating a particle filter in an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine, comprising at least the following steps: a) performing a first regeneration of the particle filter until a lower threshold value of a particle load of the particle filter is reached; b) performing a verification measurement, wherein the internal combustion engine is operated at a first operating point such that an exhaust gas having at least—an excess of oxygen or—an elevated first temperature is provided upstream of the particle filter; wherein, if an increase of a second temperature is detected downstream of the particle filter during or after step b), c) a second regeneration of the particle filter is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Florian Zink
  • Patent number: 11027311
    Abstract: A flow aid for an infusion arrangement for infiltrating a resin into a fiber material, wherein at least two different resin-permeable plies, which lie atop one another and are joined to one another in the region of their faces lying atop one another, with one ply being a peel ply which on its exposed face is covered sectionally or over the full area with an adhesive agent, which is covered with a removable protective ply, or which can be activated after the mounting of the flow aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Eleftherios Gerolymos
  • Publication number: 20210166051
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a device for determining the articulation angle of a combination, consisting of a towing vehicle and a trailer attached using a tongue, by identifying the hitch tongue using a digital back-up camera with variable exposure times, the following steps being carried out: a) recording a first color image of the rear environment of the towing vehicle, the color image being based on the HSY color space, b) analyzing the hue values, saturation values and brightness values of adjacent surfaces of a vehicle-environment region that is to be evaluated, c) determining the tongue from the first color image using an edge detection method in order to determine the articulation angle if the hue values, saturation values and brightness values of adjacent surfaces in the region that is to be evaluated are substantially equal, “substantially equal” meaning that the values of hue, saturation and brightness of adjacent surfaces differ by at most a first threshold in percent, d) recording a
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Marco Jähnisch, Oliver Berger, Christoph Erfurth
  • Publication number: 20210166085
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an object classification method, comprising: classifying an object based on sensor data from a sensor, wherein the classification is based on a training of an artificial intelligence, wherein the training comprises: obtaining first sensor data which are indicative of the object; obtaining second sensor data which are indicative of the object, wherein a partial symmetry exists between the first and second sensor data; detecting the partial symmetry; and creating an object class based on the detected partial symmetry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Schlicht, Nico Maurice Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11022054
    Abstract: A method for determining the cylinder air-charge of an internal combustion engine in a non-fired operation, wherein a method for determining the cylinder air-charge in a fired operation is performed. According to the invention, provision is made that in the method for determining the cylinder air-charge in the fired operation, a correction factor is provided as a function of engine speed and engine load which adjusts the value of the cylinder air-charge determined by the method in the fired operation to the non-fired operation. Thus, the previously known methods can be improved and made more efficient, in particular in view of the deviations of up to 30% between the cylinder air-charge values in the non-fired operation and the modeled values of the fired operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Vogelsang, Tobias Viereg, Marcin Piorun, Andre Shurkewitsch, Heiko Sternberg, Nikolaus Zimbalist
  • Patent number: 11022022
    Abstract: A cooling system for a motor vehicle, has a first cooling circuit arrangement with a first coolant cooler and a second coolant circuit arrangement with a second coolant cooler. A cooling air supply to the first coolant cooler can be varied by means of a first cover device, and a cooling air supply to the second coolant cooler can be varied by means of a second cover device. The first cover device and the second cover device can be moved by means of an interposed gear of a shared drive, whereby the gear is configured such that, when the drive is being operated for opening purposes, the second cover device is moved earlier and/or faster than the first cover device out of a closed position in the direction of an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Marc Braunhardt, Wido Stürwold
  • Patent number: 11021157
    Abstract: A controller for a motor vehicle (1) has an internal combustion engine (3), a transmission (4), and a cooling device (5) with a coolant (5b) for cooling the internal combustion engine (3), wherein the controller (2) is configured to determine a target minimum rotational speed for the internal combustion engine (3) on the basis of the temperature of the internal combustion engine (3) and/or the temperature of the coolant (5b) and to determine a target gear setting on the basis of the target minimum rotational speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Christian Jungnickel, Jens Wodausch
  • Patent number: 11021131
    Abstract: A safety belt arrangement for a vehicle, with a belt force limiting unit which is constructed as a piston/cylinder assembly having a piston tube and a piston, which in the event of the belt force being limited is displaceable by a force limiting path in the piston tube, while expanding and plastically deforming the latter, whereby the belt force exerted on a vehicle occupant is limited to a predefined level of force. According to the invention, at least one tube element, which can be pushed telescopically onto the piston tube to form a double tube structure, is provided for setting the force level course over the force limiting path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Carsten Moeker
  • Patent number: 11021138
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods for a motor vehicle parking robot. The parking robot includes a pair of wheel support arms and a retracted wheel retention arm configured laterally from the outside of the parking robot and configured to lift a wheel of a vehicle by extending the pair of wheel support arms and affix the wheel in place on the parking robot by extending the wheel retention arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Theodoros Tzivanopoulos
  • Publication number: 20210158544
    Abstract: A method, a device and a computer-readable storage medium with instructions for processing sensor data. In a first step, camera images are taken by a camera. Additionally, 3D-checkpoints are detected by at least one 3D-sensor. Optionally, at least one of the camera images can be segmented. The camera images are then merged with the 3D-checkpoints by a data fusion circuit to form data of a virtual sensor. The resulting data are finally output for further processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Simon Steinmeyer, Marek Musial, Carsten Deeg, Thorsten Bagdonat, Thorsten Graf
  • Patent number: 11015543
    Abstract: A method for dynamic gas partial pressure correction of an internal combustion engine with external mixture formation. A mixture formation is carried out in an intake manifold upstream of the cylinder of the internal combustion engine, and in which in addition to the gas partial pressure of the fresh air flowing continuously into the intake manifold, the gas partial pressure of the fuel, fed discontinuously into the intake manifold, is also taken into account. The gas partial pressure of the fuel, fed into the intake manifold, said pressure which is assumed to be stationary as a function of determined parameters, is dynamically adjusted for each of the cylinder-individual, temporally successive injections, discharged into the intake manifold, by means of a correction factor and a fresh air correction filling value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Janzen, Sven Mueller, Pierre Scheller
  • Patent number: 11017062
    Abstract: A method for the secure interaction of a user with a mobile terminal and a further entity includes transmitting a secret or an image of the secret generated by a one-way function and an individual data from the user to a back-end, transmitting the image and the individual data from the back-end to a protected execution environment of a processor of the mobile terminal; notifying the user on a secure user interface of the mobile terminal, wherein the individual data is displayed to the user and wherein the user is authenticated with the secret, the user interacting with a secure element of the mobile terminal having a secure connection with the protected execution environment, via the secure user interface and the protected execution environment; and the secure element interacting with the further entity via a secured connection providing a complete security chain of all entities involved in the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Bastian Bartels
  • Patent number: 11018398
    Abstract: The invention relates, inter alia, to an assembly for fastening an upper shell or a lid to a lower shell of a battery housing, said assembly having at least one fastening element, by means of which the upper shell or the lid is or can be frictionally connected to the lower shell in the region of contact flanges, which correspond with each other and are laid one over the other. The at least one fastening element is formed by a rail element that has a U-profile-shaped cross-section at least in some sections which rail element has a web and an upper and a lower flange and is or can be slid onto the contact flanges from the end edges of the contact flanges, which are laid one over the other, and is or can be at least frictionally connected to the contact flanges as a result of a subsequent movement in the longitudinal direction of the contact flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Lutz Schröder, Daniel Weidemann, Sandra Hettwer, Oliver Rauls
  • Patent number: D920207
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Arturo Peralta
  • Patent number: D920552
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Felix Runde
  • Patent number: D920876
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Oscar Mendoza Jaime
  • Patent number: D920877
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Thomas Sittler
  • Patent number: D920878
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Ranbir Kalha
  • Patent number: D921544
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Felipe Montoya Bueloni