Patents by Inventor Alexander Meske

Alexander Meske has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8423244
    Abstract: A method and device for controlled damping of a vehicle stores a set of controller parameters R1 to Rn for controlling the damping of the unloaded vehicle as a function of the dynamic driving situation thereof 1 to n, detect a loading condition b of the vehicle, adapt the set of controller parameters R1 to Rn as a function of the detected loading condition b to a set of controlled parameters R1b to Rnb, and dams the vehicle as a function of the set of controller parameters R1b to Rnb as a function of the dynamic driving situation thereon 1 to n.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Uwe Proemm, Alexander Meske, Martin Froehlich
  • Publication number: 20120041643
    Abstract: A method and device for controlled damping of a vehicle stores a set of controller parameters R1 to Rn for controlling the damping of the unloaded vehicle as a function of the dynamic driving situation thereof 1 to n, detect a loading condition b of the vehicle, adapt the set of controller parameters R1 to Rn as a function of the detected loading condition b to a set of controlled parameters R1b to Rnb, and dams the vehicle as a function of the set of controller parameters R1b to Rnb as a function of the dynamic driving situation thereon 1 to n.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Uwe PROEMM, Alexander MESKE, Martin FROEHLICH
  • Patent number: 8036804
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling speed and/or distance in motor vehicles having distance-related longitudinal control systems, wherein during clear driving, a clear drive acceleration value is set to reach a preset speed, and while following a detected target object, a following acceleration value is set to maintain a preset distance from the target object, and wherein if the target object is lost during a following drive operation, a transition acceleration value is set. According to the invention, the transition acceleration value is set for the duration of a time interval, which is dependent on the speed at the time of the target object loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Maria-Christina Laiou, Alexander Meske, Falk Langer
  • Publication number: 20110166764
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling speed and/or distance in motor vehicles having distance-related longitudinal control systems, wherein during clear driving, a clear drive acceleration value is set to reach a preset speed, and while following a detected target object, a following acceleration value is set to maintain a preset distance from the target object, and wherein if the target object is lost during a following drive operation, a transition acceleration value is set. According to the invention, the transition acceleration value is set for the duration of a time interval, which is dependent on the speed at the time of the target object loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Maria-Christina Laiou, Alexander Meske, Falk Langer
  • Patent number: 7970525
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining the vehicle speed of a motor vehicle, wherein a provisional first speed value is determined for high speeds and a provisional second speed value is determined for low speeds and the vehicle speed is determined as a function of the determined provisional first speed value either from the provisional first speed value or from the provisional second speed value, or from a combination of the first and second speed values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Maria-Christina Laiou, Alexander Meske, Walter Kagerer, Falk Langer
  • Patent number: 7933709
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling speed and/or distance in motor vehicles having distance-related longitudinal control systems, wherein during clear driving, a clear drive acceleration value is set to reach a preset speed, and while following a detected target object, a following acceleration value is set to maintain a preset distance from the target object, and wherein if the target object is lost during a following drive operation, a transition acceleration value is set. According to the invention, the transition acceleration value is set for the duration of a time interval, which is dependent on the speed at the time of the target object loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Maria-Christina Laiou, Alexander Meske, Falk Langer
  • Patent number: 7755475
    Abstract: A device for controlling the brake lights in a motor vehicle having a brake system, designed to be operated by outside forces, is described. The device includes a control device for actuating the brakes of the vehicle in such a manner that an automatic braking operation can be carried out as a function of the vehicle operating conditions, and at least one brake lamp which can be actuated by the control device or by a separate control unit. The control device or the control unit may be designed in such a manner that during an automatic braking operation, the brake lamp is switched on below a predefined boundary speed, as a function of a braking pressure determined in the activated brake of the vehicle, or as a function of a parameter correlating to the braking pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Toelge, Alexander Meske
  • Publication number: 20090265073
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining the vehicle speed of a motor vehicle, wherein a provisional first speed value is determined for high speeds and a provisional second speed value is determined for low speeds and the vehicle speed is determined as a function of the determined provisional first speed value either from the provisional first speed value or from the provisional second speed value, or from a combination of the first and second speed values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Maria-Christina Laiou, Alexander Meske, Walter Kagerer, Falk Langer
  • Publication number: 20090228185
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling speed and/or distance in motor vehicles having distance-related longitudinal control systems, wherein during clear driving, a clear drive acceleration value is set to reach a preset speed, and while following a detected target object, a following acceleration value is set to maintain a preset distance from the target object, and wherein if the target object is lost during a following drive operation, a transition acceleration value is set. According to the invention, the transition acceleration value is set for the duration of a time interval, which is dependent on the speed at the time of the target object loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Maria-Christina Laiou, Alexander Meske, Falk Langer
  • Publication number: 20080133103
    Abstract: A method is provided for deactivating an automatic starting function of a distance-related speed control system in a motor vehicle. The speed control system performs a distance-related control in relation to a detected target object, and the motor vehicle is also held at a standstill owing to the stationary target object. Upon detection of a moving object between the stationary target object and one's own motor vehicle, the automatic starting function of the distance-related speed control system is automatically deactivated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Alexander MESKE, Dietrich STURM, Thomas BURTSCHE
  • Publication number: 20080023273
    Abstract: A device for controlling the brake lights in a motor vehicle having a brake system, designed to be operated by outside forces, is described. The device includes a control device for actuating the brakes of the vehicle in such a manner that an automatic braking operation can be carried out as a function of the vehicle operating conditions, and at least one brake lamp which can be actuated by the control device or by a separate control unit. The control device or the control unit may be designed in such a manner that during an automatic braking operation, the brake lamp is switched on below a predefined boundary speed, as a function of a braking pressure determined in the activated brake of the vehicle, or as a function of a parameter correlating to the braking pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Toelge, Alexander Meske