Patents by Inventor Carsten Fuchs

Carsten Fuchs 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: 20190234116
    Abstract: A method of forming a motor vehicle door lock includes arranging a lever, providing an electric drive that pivots the lever to place the motor vehicle door lock in an open state and includes a motor and a wheel gear that is driven by the motor and has a circumferential face, forming at least one damping stop on the wheel gear that protrudes axially from the circumferential face of the wheel gear and extends from the circumferential face toward a stop plane that is spaced from and parallel to an actuating plane in which the wheel gear and the lever are rotatable, providing a housing stop surface that is engageable by the damping stop along the stop plane in a rotational direction of the wheel gear, and forming the damping stop and the wheel gear as a single piece using a two-component injection molding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Carsten Fuchs
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180073280
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a motor vehicle door closure which is equipped with a motor vehicle door lock (1) and, interacting therewith, a lock holder with a locking bolt (2). Also provided is a locking mechanism (3, 4) which is arranged in the motor vehicle door lock (1) and consists substantially of a rotary latch (3) and a pawl (4). There is additionally an actuating lever unit (7, 8, 9) which acts on the locking mechanism (3, 4). The rotary latch (3) is mounted in and/or on a lock case (5, 6) so as to be rotatable about an axis (10). At the end of its running-in movement into the locking mechanism (3, 4) and in its locking position in the running-in direction (E), the locking bolt (2) is arranged at a (distance I) in front of the axis (10) of the rotary latch (3). According to the invention, the actuating lever unit (7, 8, 9) is mounted at least for the most part on the lock case (5, 6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventor: Carsten Fuchs
  • Patent number: 9879450
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lock, in particular for a door or opening element of a motor vehicle, said lock comprising a locking mechanism with a rotary latch, a pawl for locking the rotary latch in a detent position, preferably a blocking lever for blocking the pawl in the detent position and a release lever for opening the locking mechanism, in particular by moving the blocking lever out of the blocking position. The lock is characterized in that a safety catch device of the lock, said device comprising in particular more than one catch position, is designed to prevent the opening of the locking mechanism during excessive acceleration, in particular during excessively violent acceleration of the release lever and/or handle of a door or opening element. An unplanned opening of the lock in the event of a crash can thus be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Kiekert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hendrik Wahmann, Dirk Eichel, Carsten Fuchs
  • Patent number: 9849848
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle component support, in particular a motor vehicle door lock (1), and to a method for the production thereof. Said motor vehicle component support is equipped with a strip conductor structure (3) composed of several strip conductors (7). According to the invention, the strip conductor structure (3) comprises at least two conductor strip sub-structures (3a, 3b) which are electrically interconnected by means of at least one connecting element (8) which is applied later.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Kiekert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Barmscheidt, Carsten Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20170306658
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to provide a locking mechanism for a lock, which can be opened quietly. To achieve this aim, a lock is proposed comprising a locking mechanism with a rotary latch, a locking pawl for locking the rotary latch in a detent position and a braking pawl which initially can brake a rotary motion of the rotary latch that occurs after or during a movement of the locking pawl out of its detent position. Opening sounds can be reduced by means of this initial braking action. The lock also comprises a driving dog mechanism with a translatory action that can lift the braking pawl out of its braking position. This ensures that the braking pawl is moved out of its braking position in a reliable manner so that the lock can be opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Carsten Fuchs, Pavol Sedlar
  • Patent number: 9638299
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuating device for joint action upon at least two different elements of a motor vehicle door lock, with at least one sheathed cable having a core and sheath, wherein the sheathed cable is provided in the longitudinal extent thereof with at least two force transmission units which are designed for interaction with a first element at one end and with a second element at the other end upon action on the sheathed cable, and one of the two elements is designed as an actuating lever, wherein the other element is a closing/opening element operating on a locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Kiekert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ulrich Nass, Christian Barmscheidt, Carsten Fuchs, Ludger Graute
  • Publication number: 20170114576
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to provide a lock for a motor vehicle, whereby the accidental opening of said lock is prevented. To achieve this aim, a lock comprises a locking mechanism with a rotary latch and a locking pawl for arresting the rotary latch in a latch position. In order to open the lock with minimum effort, an electric drive (1) is provided by means of which drive the locking pawl can be moved directly or indirectly out of its locking position. The lock is further provided with a movable blocking pawl (2), which can impede the electric drive (1) from opening the lock. For the locking mechanism to be electrically opened, the blocking pawl (2) needs to be moved out of its blocking position and the electric drive (1) needs be to actuated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventor: Carsten FUCHS
  • Publication number: 20160017643
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lock, in particular for a door or opening element of a motor vehicle, said lock comprising a locking mechanism with a rotary latch, a pawl for locking the rotary latch in a detent position, preferably a blocking lever for blocking the pawl in the detent position and a release lever for opening the locking mechanism, in particular by moving the blocking lever out of the blocking position. The lock is characterised in that a safety catch device of the lock, said device comprising in particular more than one catch position, is designed to prevent the opening of the locking mechanism during excessive acceleration, in particular during excessively violent acceleration of the release lever and/or handle of a door or opening element. An unplanned opening of the lock in the event of a crash can thus be avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Hendrik Wahmann, Dirk Eichel, Carsten Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20160010363
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lock, in particular for a door or opening element of a motor vehicle. In order to avoid the unplanned opening of the lock in the event of a crash, the invention proposes a lock with a locking mechanism comprising a rotary latch, a pawl for locking the rotary latch in a detent position, preferably a blocking lever for blocking the pawl in the detent position and a release lever for opening the locking mechanism, in particular by lifting the blocking lever out of the blocking position. The lock is provided with a rotation-lock device, by means of which an opening process of the locking mechanism caused by momentum or an impact can be prevented or blocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Hendrik Wahmann, Carsten Fuchs, Dirk Eichel
  • Publication number: 20150354250
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle door lock, which is equipped with a ratchet mechanism, a tripping lever for opening the ratchet mechanism and a ratchet lever that is pivotable about an axis. The ratchet lever renders the ratchet mechanism ineffective, at least with regard to the magnitude and direction of occurring retarding forces, for example in an accident (“in the event of a crash”) ineffective. According to the invention the ratchet lever is connected to an actuating lever applying force to a tripping lever in such an articulated manner that both levers together in the normal operation describe a predetermined normal actuation track (R1) without mechanical blocking and in the crash operation describe a crash actuation track (R2) deviating from the normal actuation track (R1) while simultaneously a mechanical blocking occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Thorsten Bendel, Armin Handke, Carsten Fuchs, Matthias Ochtrop, Dirk Eichel, Omer Inan, Jan Faitl, Tomas Janacek
  • Publication number: 20150315824
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle door lock, which is equipped with a ratchet mechanism, at least one actuation lever for triggering the ratchet mechanism and a ratchet lever that is pivotable about an axis. The ratchet lever renders the ratchet mechanism ineffective, at least with regard to the magnitude and direction of occurring retarding forces, for example in the event of an accident (“in the event of a crash”). According to the invention the ratchet lever is mounted eccentrically on the axis thereof and thereby produces in dependence of the occurring retarding forces a counter-torque that blocks the actuation lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Klaus Gotzen, Carsten Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20150267441
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lock for a motor vehicle, comprising a locking mechanism that includes a rotary catch and a pawl and position detection means. The aim of the invention is to further develop a lock of said type. Said aim can be achieved in that the locking mechanism of the claimed lock comprises position detection means which can be actuated by a lever which can influence the position of a pawl. As said lever is generally arranged particularly close to a housing wall for the lock, electrical conductor tracks of the position detection means are reduced. Alternatively or supplementary, position detection means are arranged outside of a rotary plane of the rotary latch and/or the pawl which can be actuated by the position detection. Normally, a space is provided outside of the respective rotary plane. Said space is therefore used in addition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Carsten Fuchs, Christian Barmscheidt
  • Publication number: 20150145327
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle component support, in particular a motor vehicle door lock (1), and to a method for the production thereof. Said motor vehicle component support is equipped with a strip conductor structure (3) composed of several strip conductors (7). According to the invention, the strip conductor structure (3) comprises at least two conductor strip sub-structures (3a, 3b) which are electrically interconnected by means of at least one connecting element (8) which is applied later.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Kiekert Aktiensellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Barmscheidt, Carsten Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20150015004
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle door lock, comprising a locking mechanism, and further comprising an electric drive (5, 6, 7) for the locking mechanism, and at least one stop (12) for the electric drive (5, 6, 7), wherein the stop (12) is designed as a damping stop (12) arranged on the electric drive (5, 6, 7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Carsten Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20140345402
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuating device for joint action upon at least two different elements of a motor vehicle door lock, with at least one sheathed cable having a core and sheath, wherein the sheathed cable is provided in the longitudinal extent thereof with at least two force transmission units which are designed for interaction with a first element at one end and with a second element at the other end upon action on the sheathed cable, and one of the two elements is designed as an actuating lever, wherein the other element is a closing/opening element operating on a locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: KIEKERT AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Ulrich Nass, Christian Barmscheidt, Carsten Fuchs, Ludger Graute
  • Publication number: 20140203570
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuating device for joint action upon at least two different elements of a motor vehicle door lock, with at least one sheathed cable having a core and sheath, wherein the sheathed cable is provided in the longitudinal extent thereof with at least two force transmission units which are designed for interaction with a first element at one end and with a second element at the other end upon action on the sheathed cable, and one of the two elements is designed as an actuating lever, wherein the other element is a closing/opening element operating on a locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Ulrich Nass, Christian Barmscheidt, Carsten Fuchs, Ludger Graute
  • Patent number: 8533584
    Abstract: A context control interface may include a context name field that is arranged and configured to identify a working context, one or more attribute name fields that are configured to identify one or more attributes that define the working context and one or more attribute value fields that are arranged and configured to correspond to the attribute name fields and to define one or more values for the attribute name fields. The attribute name fields and the corresponding attribute value fields may be mapped to a first set of fields in a first application and may be mapped to second set of fields in a second application and the attributes and the values populate the first set of fields and the second set of fields such that the working context is persistent across the first application and the second application, where the first application differs from the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Kerstin Dittmar, Carsten Fuchs, Bernhard Teltscher, Ingo Deck, Susann Stieler, Martin Schrepp, Annett Hardt, Theo Held, Dietrich Mayer-Ullmann, Nadine Beigel, Hena Mau, Martin Wegmann, Stefan Kirchfeld, Edward Palmer
  • Publication number: 20090158135
    Abstract: A context control interface may include a context name field that is arranged and configured to identify a working context, one or more attribute name fields that are configured to identify one or more attributes that define the working context and one or more attribute value fields that are arranged and configured to correspond to the attribute name fields and to define one or more values for the attribute name fields. The attribute name fields and the corresponding attribute value fields may be mapped to a first set of fields in a first application and may be mapped to second set of fields in a second application and the attributes and the values populate the first set of fields and the second set of fields such that the working context is persistent across the first application and the second application, where the first application differs from the second application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Kerstin Dittmar, Carsten Fuchs, Bernhard Teltscher, Ingo Deck, Susann Stieler, Martin Schrepp, Annett Hardt, Theo Held, Dietrich Mayer-Ullmann, Nadine Beigel, Hena Mau, Martin Wegmann, Stefan Kirchfeld, Edward Palmer