Patents by Inventor Andreas Wendzel

Andreas Wendzel 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).

  • Publication number: 20220371450
    Abstract: A processor unit (3) is configured for executing an MPC algorithm (13) for model predictive control of an electric machine (8) of a drive train (7) of a motor vehicle (1). The MPC algorithm (13) includes a longitudinal dynamic model (14) of the drive train (7) and a cost function (15) to be minimized. The cost function (15) includes a first term, a second term, and a third term. The processor unit (3) is configured for determining an input variable for the electric machine (8) by executing the MPC algorithm (13) as a function of the first, second, and third terms such that the cost function is minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Valerie Engel, Andreas Wendzel, Lara Ruth Turner, Julian King, Edgar Menezes, Maik Dreher
  • Patent number: 11397191
    Abstract: An assembly has a rotating element, a sensor, and an evaluation unit; wherein the element has a number a of markings; wherein the markings pass through a region detected by the sensor in cycles when the element rotates; wherein the sensor is configured to send a signal to the evaluation unit; and wherein the evaluation unit is configured to assign a time ti for when each signal is sent, wherein the evaluation unit is configured to calculate a function m(t) over time t as a measure for a gradient of the rotational rate of the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Andreas Wendzel, Ralf Dreibholz
  • Publication number: 20220221052
    Abstract: An electro-mechanical actuator for generating an axial actuation force is provided. The electro-mechanical actuator includes an electric machine having a stator (1) and a rotor (2). The electro-mechanical actuator also includes a spindle drive with a rotary element (6) and with an element that is movable in a translatory manner. A rotation of the rotary element (6) may result in a translatory motion of the element that is movable in a translatory manner. The rotor (2) and the rotary element (6) of the spindle drive are coupled to each other in a circumferential direction (U) such that a rotation of the rotor (2) results in a rotation of the rotary element (6) of the spindle drive (5). A rotational play (8) is formed between the rotor (2) and the rotary element (6) of the spindle drive in the circumferential direction (U).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Matthias Reisch, Andreas Füßl, Jürgen Wafzig, Andreas Wendzel, Lorenz Fischer, Holger Gohmert, Uwe Fehr, Michael Arnegger
  • Publication number: 20210382083
    Abstract: An assembly has a rotating element, a sensor, and an evaluation unit; wherein the element has a number a of markings; wherein the markings pass through a region detected by the sensor in cycles when the element rotates; wherein the sensor is configured to send a signal to the evaluation unit; and wherein the evaluation unit is configured to assign a time ti for when each signal is sent, wherein the evaluation unit is configured to calculate a function m(t) over time t as a measure for a gradient of the rotational rate of the element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Andreas WENDZEL, Ralf DREIBHOLZ
  • Patent number: 10876625
    Abstract: A method for operating a transmission for a motor vehicle having an input shaft, a first shaft connectable to the input shaft via a first input clutch and a second shaft connectable to the input shaft via a second input clutch, a plurality of gearshift clutches, and an output shaft. Different gear ratios between the input and output shafts are implementable by selective engagement of the plurality of clutches. A first torque transmission path between the first and second shafts is engageable with a first friction-locking clutch and a second torque transmission path between the first and second shafts is engageable with a second friction-locking clutch. The method includes actuating, at least intermittently during a synchronization phase in an upshift process of the transmission, the first friction-locking clutch to transmit a first torque and the second friction-locking clutch to transmit a second torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Andreas Wendzel, Matthias Reisch, Gregor Stoelcker
  • Publication number: 20190368603
    Abstract: A method for operating a transmission for a motor vehicle having an input shaft, a first shaft connectable to the input shaft via a first input clutch and a second shaft connectable to the input shaft via a second input clutch, a plurality of separating clutches, and an output shaft. Different gear ratios between the input and output shafts are implementable by selective engagement of the plurality of clutches. A first torque transmission path between the first and second shafts is engageable with a first friction-locking clutch and a second torque transmission path between the first and second shafts is engageable with a second friction-locking clutch. The method includes actuating, at least intermittently during a synchronization phase in an upshift process of the transmission, the first friction-locking clutch to transmit a first torque and the second friction-locking clutch to transmit a second torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Wendzel, Matthias Reisch, Gregor Stoelcker