Patents by Inventor Franz Rosskopf

Franz Rosskopf 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: 6453863
    Abstract: A method for starting an internal combustion engine and a starter system is disclosed. The crankshaft of an internal combustion engine is accelerated at least to the starting speed required for starting the internal combustion engine. The crankshaft is brought to a stipulated crank angle for the starting process by an electric machine before the actual starting process, and the starting process is started from this crank angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignees: Continental ISAD Electronic Systems GmbH & Co. KG, Bayerische Moteren Werke Aktiehgesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Pels, Franz Rosskopf
  • Patent number: 6286470
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for starting an internal-combustion engine of a vehicle is provided, having a starting device for starting the internal-combustion engine in which the rotational starting speed can be controlled or automatically controlled. For minimizing starting energy, shortening the starting time, increasing the starting safety and reducing the emissions during the start, the rotational speed generated by the starting device is adjusted to a defined maximal rotational starting speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bertil Riksen, Jens Kriese, Franz Rosskopf, Steffen Lutz, Winfried Weuste, Oliver Froelich