Patents by Inventor Artur Mangold

Artur Mangold 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: 9186967
    Abstract: Apparatus configured to open, close, unlock and lock a flap of a motor vehicle. A drive link of a kinematic drive mechanism is configured to act on a kinematic flap mechanism, in which a deflecting lever of the kinematic actuating mechanism is drivable by an actuator and, during a closing movement, engages in an engagement element of the kinematic flap mechanism or of the flap and, in the process, closes and locks the flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: MAGNA Car Top Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Gernot Bruder, Metodi Kostadinov, Artur Mangold
  • Publication number: 20140075845
    Abstract: Apparatus configured to open, close, unlock and lock a flap of a motor vehicle. A drive link of a kinematic drive mechanism is configured to act on a kinematic flap mechanism, in which a deflecting lever of the kinematic actuating mechanism is drivable by an actuator and, during a closing movement, engages in an engagement element of the kinematic flap mechanism or of the flap and, in the process, closes and locks the flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: MAGNA Car Top Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Gernot BRUDER, Metodi KOSTADINOV, Artur MANGOLD
  • Patent number: 7959210
    Abstract: A folding top bin cover assembly includes a folding top bin cover and a fixation system. The bin cover is movable to a covered position in which the bin cover covers a folding top bin of a vehicle body. The fixation system acts between the bin cover and a structural element fixable to the vehicle body. The fixation system has a fixing mechanism including a sliding element and an insertion bracket. The sliding element is connected to the bin cover and the insertion bracket is fixedly connected to the structural element. The fixation system adjusts the bin cover at right angles to the longitudinal direction of the vehicle body as the sliding element operates interactively with the insertion bracket while the bin cover is in the covered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Magna Car Top Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Artur Mangold, Dirk Vogt, Rudolf Horch
  • Publication number: 20110109118
    Abstract: A folding top bin cover assembly includes a folding top bin cover and a fixation system. The bin cover is movable to a covered position in which the bin cover covers a folding top bin of a vehicle body. The fixation system acts between the bin cover and a structural element fixable to the vehicle body. The fixation system has a fixing mechanism including a sliding element and an insertion bracket. The sliding element is connected to the bin cover and the insertion bracket is fixedly connected to the structural element. The fixation system adjusts the bin cover at right angles to the longitudinal direction of the vehicle body as the sliding element operates interactively with the insertion bracket while the bin cover is in the covered position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: MAGNA CAR TOP SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Artur Mangold, Dirk Vogt, Rudolf Horch
  • Patent number: 6776447
    Abstract: In a vehicle roof support and operating arrangement by which a vehicle roof top can be moved between closed and open positions while supported on a component carrier which also supports a roof top operating mechanism and which is connected to the vehicle body, the component carrier includes a front transverse frame member, a rear transverse frame member and two side frame members extending between, and interconnecting, the front and rear transverse frame members so as to form a closed rigid support frame reinforcing the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: CTS Fahrzeug-Dachsysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Reiner Hess, S├ębastien Kabache, Artur Mangold
  • Publication number: 20040051340
    Abstract: In a vehicle roof support and operating arrangement by which a vehicle roof top can be moved between closed and open positions while supported on a component carrier which also supports a roof top operating mechanism and which is connected to the vehicle body, the component carrier includes a front transverse frame member, a rear transverse frame member and two side frame members extending between, and interconnecting, the front and rear transverse frame members so as to form a closed rigid support frame reinforcing the vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Reiner Hess, Sebastien Kabache, Artur Mangold
  • Patent number: 4815775
    Abstract: The invention concerns a power-assisted lock for doors, hatches hoods or hard tops of vehicles and the like. In addition to a known pivotal latch and a catch for a releasable engagement with the pivotal latch there is a control disc pivotally mounted in the housing of the lock. A manual or power actuated drive means is attached to the control disc for the closing and opening operation. The pivotal latch and the control disc have a drive connection providing for limited play. The arrangement together with the catch leads to a locking of the control disc before a closing operation and an unlocking of the control disc by turning the pivotal latch during the closing operation of the lock. The pivotal latch has the usual pre-lock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Assignees: Lunke & Sohn GmbH, Daimler-Benz AG
    Inventors: Ralf Mertin, Klaus Claar, Jan Schilling, Jurgen Schrader, Holger Seel, Helmut Staiger, Artur Mangold, Gerhard Zweigart