Patents by Inventor Ernst-Jurgen Hake

Ernst-Jurgen Hake 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: 8439324
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adjusting device, in particular for the seat of a motor vehicle, comprising at least one first rail (lower rail (1)) and one second rail (upper rail 2)) which is embodied in a displaceable manner in relation to the first rail, in addition to a spindle (4) which is connected to the first rail and a drive housing (14) which can be penetrated by the spindle and which is arranged on the second rail, said drive housing being provided in order to receive at least one gear element which co-operates with the spindle. According to the invention, the drive housing is secured in a directly positive manner to the associated rail but also in a manner whereby the height can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson Controls GmbH
    Inventors: Ernst-Jürgen Hake, Bernd Engels, Martin Zynda
  • Patent number: 8267478
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a backrest connected to a sitting part by a backrest adjustment element. The adjustment element has a part that is connected to the backrest or to the sitting part. At least one means is formed, incorporated, shaped and/or arranged in the backrest, in the part and/or the seat part for securing the position of the part relative to the backrest and/or to the sitting part in at least one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Cornel Labuwy, Michael Moog, Ludger Muhlenbrock, Martin Zynda, Ernst-Jurgen Hake, Erik Sprenger
  • Publication number: 20100102613
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a backrest connected to a sitting part by a backrest adjustment element. The adjustment element has a part that is connected to the backrest or to the sitting part. At least one means is formed, incorporated, shaped and/or arranged in the backrest, in the part and/or the seat part for securing the position of the part relative to the backrest and/or to the sitting part in at least one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: JOHNSON CONTROL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
    Inventors: Cornel Labuwy, Michael Moog, Ludger Muhlenbrock, Martin Zynda, Ernst-Jurgen Hake, Erik Sprenger
  • Publication number: 20090195042
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adjusting device, in particular for the seat of a motor vehicle, comprising at least one first rail (lower rail (1)) and one second rail (upper rail 2)) which is embodied in a displaceable manner in relation to the first rail, in addition to a spindle (4) which is connected to the first rail and a drive housing (14) which can be penetrated by the spindle and which is arranged on the second rail, said drive housing being provided in order to receive at least one gear element which co-operates with the spindle. According to the invention, the drive housing is secured in a directly positive manner to the associated rail but also in a manner whereby the height can be adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2005
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Ernst-Jurgen Hake, Bernd Engels, Martin Zynda
  • Publication number: 20050035642
    Abstract: The invention concerns a seatback for a vehicle seat, having an integrated protective device. The protective device includes a device that generates a torque acting in a pivoting direction on an upper back part, a rear-end impact detector that is-in effective connection with the torque-generating device in such a way that the device is activated in the event of the rear-end impact and the pivoting motion is initiated, and an immobilization device for retention of the upper back part in the normal use position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Publication date: February 17, 2005
    Inventors: Ernst-Jurgen Hake, Hans-Joachim Muller, Gerhard Schmale, Lutz Strieder
  • Patent number: 6802562
    Abstract: The invention concerns a seatback for a vehicle seat, having an integrated protective device. The protective device includes a device that generates a torque acting in a pivoting direction on an upper back part, a rear-end impact detector that is in effective connection with the torque-generating device in such a way that the device is activated in the event of the rear-end impact and the pivoting motion is initiated, and an immobilization device for retention of the upper back part in the normal use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Ernst-Jürgen Hake, Hans-Joachim Müller, Gerhard Schmale, Lutz Strieder
  • Patent number: 6478373
    Abstract: A seat back for an automotive seat with an integrated protective device and a process for preventing injuries to a seat occupant caused by an accident in the event of a rear-end impact. The seat back features a bottom seat-back part and a top seat-back part that, by means of a torque, pivots around an axis in the seat back that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle, out of a position of standard use and into a safety position. To improve the efficiency of such a seat back, it is proposed that the protective device features a device that generates the torque regardless whether the automotive seat is occupied, and means for detecting a rear-end impact, which are actively linked with the torque-generating device in such a way that the device is activated in the event of a rear-end impact and the swinging movement is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Ernst-Jürgen Hake, Hans-Joachim Müller, Gerhard Schmale, Lutz Strieder