Patents by Inventor Gunter Jurgens

Gunter Jurgens 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: 6352146
    Abstract: A clutch between the combustion engine and the manual multiple-gear-ratio transmission in the power train of a motor vehicle is disengaged or otherwise adjusted in response to a signal from a control unit which processes signals transmitted by sensors serving to monitor the positions and/or the extent of movements of one or more mobile components of the manual transmission. A signal to disengage or to otherwise adjust the clutch is generated when the monitored position(s) of and/or the magnitude(s) of force(s) acting upon one or more mobile components indicate that the operator of the motor vehicle intends to shift the transmission into or from a selected gear ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: LuK Getriebe-Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Eismann, Michael Salecker, Gunter J├╝rgens
  • Patent number: 5715843
    Abstract: The diameters of successive rod-shaped articles of the tobacco processing industry are ascertained while the articles advance sideways at the periphery of a rotary drum-shaped conveyor and are rotated about their longitudinal axes as a result of frictional engagement with a rolling member which is adjacent the periphery of the conveyor. Successive articles which are being rotated by the rolling member are caused to interrupt a beam of radiation issuing from a laser, either once or more than once, and the amounts of intercepted radiation are indicative of the diameters of the respective articles. Such amounts of intercepted radiation are monitored by a video camera which generates electric signals, and the electric signals are processed into second signals denoting the diameters of discrete successively tested articles and/or the average diameters of series of two or more successively tested articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Hauni Maschinenbau AG
    Inventors: Siegfried Hapke, Gunter Jurgens, Dierk Schroder, Uwe Westphal
  • Patent number: 5234087
    Abstract: A pressure medium actuated friction clutch with axially movable friction discs is engaged by at least one engagement spring and by an engagement actuator, and can be disengaged by a disengagement actuator In the steady-state engaged condition, only the spring force is effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: Mercedes-Benz AG
    Inventors: Gunter Jurgens, Gerhard Wagner
  • Patent number: 5172602
    Abstract: A method for the automatic shifting of a multi-path toothed-wheel gear change box between two gears which are formed in a first gearbox subunit temporarily engages a middle gear formed in a second, parallel gearbox subunit. It is simultaneously ensured, by control of the working pressures for actuating the power-shift clutches connecting the gearbox subunits to the input shaft, that the speed characteristic of the input shaft shifting is essentially steady without remaining at the middle gear speed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Assignee: Mercedes-Benz AG
    Inventors: Gunter Jurgens, Gerhard Wagner, Frank Tietze
  • Patent number: 5152190
    Abstract: In a toothed-wheel change gear, a gear pump for the conveyance of transmission oil is arranged in a separate gearbox chamber of a gearbox. Leakage oil flowing out at the gear pump is intermediately stored in the gearbox chamber in a controlled manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Mercedes-Benz AG
    Inventors: Gunter Jurgens, Jurgen Pickard, Walter Robmann
  • Patent number: 5063510
    Abstract: In a process for adaptive control of an internal-combustion engine or of another drive component of a motor vehicle, a set value/actual value comparison of a critical time interval with regard to an optimum operating behaviour is triggered upon each non-steady operating state. Set values and correction values for influencing a casual controlled variable with regard to the operating behaviour are assigned to selected operating points of the internal-combustion engine in the form of stored characteristic maps. If appropriate, the correction values are replaced by new correction values, determined according to a deviation. If the non-steady operating state occurs at a non-selected operating point, intermediate values for set value and correction value are interpolated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: Daimler-Benz AG
    Inventors: Gunter Jurgens, Udo Surig, Lothar Lang
  • Patent number: 5010986
    Abstract: In a brakeband, two side bands extend from a connecting portion in one circumferential direction and a middle band located axially between these side bands extends from it in the other circumferential direction. The band ends of the two side bands (located opposite the connecting portion) are widened in the direction of the middle band, while the middle band is narrowed at its circumferentially corresponding band region. This provides a larger cross-section for the welded joint between the respective widened band ends of the two side bands and a circumferentially adjacent thrust piece of the brake actuating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Assignee: Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gunter Jurgens, Jurgen Pickard, Werner Sell
  • Patent number: 4942785
    Abstract: In an arrangement for the automatic shifting of an epicyclic speed change transmission, a relatively quickly performed smooth selection operation in starting is achieved by the speed change transmission taking the form of a group gear divided into two transmission sections. In a first selection phase, the one transmission section is stalled with uncoupling from the drive motor and the transmission section connected to the output shaft is held in the driveless state. On reaching the stalled state, the torque transmissibility between the drive motor and output shaft is restored with a smooth flat rise beginning from zero, by pressure control in the shift actuators concerned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Assignee: Daimler-Benz AG
    Inventor: Gunter Jurgens
  • Patent number: 4823645
    Abstract: An arrangement for adjusting the torque of an internal combustion engine which drives a change-speed gear box and automatic gear changing device in dependence on stored characteristics with specified variation of required torque value as a function of power demand in which at least two different gears are each associated with an individual stored characteristic. Switch-in signals, derived from the gear changing device and which initiate switching of a stored characteristic into an adjustment element which influences the torque, contain information on a gear to be selected. Engine power is at least approximately constant for each engine operating point in engine characteristic field when changing between two associated stored characteristics for the required torque value. An adjustment element is controlled by the switch-in stored characteristic until the gear changing device switches to the gear having a different associated stored characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Assignee: Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hermann Gaus, Gunter Jurgens, Albrecht Greiner
  • Patent number: 4759432
    Abstract: In a pressure medium adjusting element for actuating a disk clutch; a cylinder is fixedly mounted to a disk carrier and with a shaft segment portion provided with a radial shaft bore for supplying lubricating oil for the clutch; wherein an axial piston operating in the cylinder is connected with a lubricating valve to release a stream of lubricating oil from a large oil retaining baffle chamber, connected with the radial shaft bore, to the disk stack, when the clutch is engaged; and wherein the piston abuts the shaft segment portion and is biased by return springs; and wherein the lubricating valve being structurally disposed in a wall of the baffle and operably connected between the baffle chamber and the clutch chamber containing the disk stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gunter Jurgens, Heinrich Straub
  • Patent number: 4629042
    Abstract: A drive arrangement is provided for a motor vehicle in which a hydrodynamic torque converter is installed in the transmission between an engine and a handshift gear box. The hydrodynamic torque converter is equipped with a stop clutch which is responsive to the rotational velocity of the torque converter. The stop clutch engages when the engine and the torque converter are stopped. After the engine is started, the stop clutch automatically unlocks the component parts of the torque converter, thereby allowing relative rotational movement of the engine crankshaft and the vehicle gearshaft. This arrangement provides a parking brake effect when the gearbox is shifted into a gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Assignee: Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hermann Gaus, Gunter Jurgens, Eberhard Frotschner, Winfried Rub
  • Patent number: 4464955
    Abstract: A control arrangement for an automatic change-speed transmission which is series-connected with an output of a driving engine. A gearshift control slide valve, a manually operable range selection control slide valve, and a gear-holding control slide valve operating in dependence upon a modulating control pressure related to the torque of the driving engine are connected in such a manner that the gearshift control slide valve is held in a position for a higher gear if the driving engine is in an idling position and the range selection control slide valve is in a position for a forward gear range. A downshift control member, operable by a control linkage of a power control of the driving engine affects the modulating pressure to be made effective at the gear-holding control slide valve in such a manner that, upon operating the control linkage from an idling position, the gear-holding control slide valve and gearshift control slide valve are brought into their positions for the lowest gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1984
    Assignee: Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Martin, Gunter Jurgens, Hermann Gaus