Patents by Inventor Hermann Gaus

Hermann Gaus 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: 7455140
    Abstract: In a method for ensuring safe tire emergency running operation in a motor vehicle that is equipped with tires that have emergency running properties when the tire pressure is greatly reduced or absent altogether, a device is provided for detecting an emergency running mode of the motor vehicle. The device for limiting the driving speed limits the driving speed of the motor vehicle whenever emergency running is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Dirk Baader, Hermann Gaus, Gerd Runtsch, Juergen Weissenger
  • Patent number: 7147280
    Abstract: A holding receptacle for vehicles, which, when installed, is integrated in a passenger compartment of the vehicle, has two side walls which are connected to each other in the region of their ends by transverse walls and a bottom to form an upwardly open box which can be used as a storage space. The suitability for a design which is advantageous with regard to weight is improved. It is proposed that a lightweight supporting frame having side wall structures and at least one crossmember structure is provided as the load-bearing structure of the holding receptacle, with a box-shaped insert containing the storage space being held by the supporting frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Bernhard Duerr, Frank Emhardt, Hermann Gaus, Thomas Geisel, Rainer Leucht, Ralf-Henning Schrom, Rainer Tiefenbacher
  • Publication number: 20060151231
    Abstract: A motor vehicle contains a device (1) for controlling the shifting movement of a closure element by means of a shifting drive (5) fixed on the closure element. A transmission element (11) is mounted on a support console (7), which is connected fixedly to the closure element, which transmission element is movable relative to the support console (7), is mounted movably by a bearing region (13, 15) on a body region and is coupled by a coupling region (18), which faces away from the bearing region (13, 15), to the shifting drive (5) in order to transmit mechanical forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2003
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Bucksch, Hermann Gaus, Peter Griesbach, Uwe Gruner, Christoph Jung, Rainer Leucht, Markus Riedel, Andreas Rodewald, Jurgen Zahn
  • Publication number: 20050173948
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a lower leg support fastened pivotably to a seat cushion. The lower leg support may be moved in an infinitely variable manner between a stowaway position and a position of use and may be fixed in a freely selectable position. To provide reliability against incorrect operation, the lower leg support includes an overload safeguard which releases the fixation of the lower leg support in the event of overload, thereby allowing it to give way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2003
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Boehmer, Gerhard Flory, Hermann Gaus, Thomas Geisel, Thomas Gundall, Klaus Hassler, Christoph Jung, Rainer Leucht, Andreas Pieper, Thomas Weber, Boris Willems
  • Publication number: 20050062320
    Abstract: In order to provide a holding receptacle for vehicles, which, when installed, is integrated in a passenger compartment of the vehicle, having two side walls which are connected to each other in the region of their ends by transverse walls and a bottom to form an upwardly open box which can be used as a storage space; in which, inter alia, the suitability for a design which is advantageous with regard to weight is improved, it is proposed that a lightweight supporting frame having side wall structures and at least one crossmember structure is provided as the load-bearing structure of the holding receptacle, with a box-shaped insert containing the storage space being held by the supporting frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Inventors: Bernhard Duerr, Frand Emhardt, Hermann Gaus, Thomas Geisel, Rainer Leucht, Ralf-Henning Schrom, Rainer Tiefenbacher
  • Publication number: 20050057347
    Abstract: In a method for ensuring safe tire emergency running operation in a motor vehicle that is equipped with tires that have emergency running properties when the tire pressure is greatly reduced or absent altogether, a device is provided for detecting an emergency running mode of the motor vehicle. The device for limiting the driving speed limits the driving speed of the motor vehicle whenever emergency running is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2002
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Applicant: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Dirk Baader, Hermann Gaus, Gerd Runtsch, Juergen Weissenger
  • Patent number: 6793281
    Abstract: A folding-table arrangement is assigned to a vehicle seat and has tabletop arrangement with at least one tabletop being accommodated in a receiving housing which is arranged laterally next to the vehicle seat. Each tabletop of the tabletop arrangement can be pulled out upwards and folded down into an approximately horizontal in-use position in which the tabletop arrangement is held by the receiving housing by a support. The tabletop arrangement together with its hinge pin which connects it to the receiving housing is guided in a sliding manner between its pulled-out and its pushed-in position in a guide shaft of the receiving housing. The concomitantly moved hinge pin of the tabletop arrangement is fixed on a guide slide which runs in the guide shaft of the receiving housing and, in the in-use position of the tabletop arrangement, is displaced into an upper end position in the guide shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Bernhard Duerr, Frank Emhardt, Hermann Gaus, Thomas Geisel, Rainer Leucht, Ralf-Henning Schrom, Rainer Tiefenbacher
  • Patent number: 6773074
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a lower-leg support, transferable from a stowed position into a utilization position, and a footrest. To achieve comfortable support with easy operation, the footrest has a footplate that may be folded out and that is located in the stowed position approximately parallel, and in the utilization position approximately perpendicular, to the lower-leg support, and coacts with an energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Flory, Guenter Franzmann, Hermann Gaus, Thomas Geisel, Klaus Hassler, Christoph Jung, Rainer Leucht, Heiko Utsch, Erik Weber, Norman Windham
  • Patent number: 6695271
    Abstract: A holder (10) for a beverage container, which is provided in the construction of a motor vehicle, is formed with two extensions (14, 16), which are displaceable from a base position in a housing (12) into a use position extended away from the housing (12). One of the two extensions (14) has a champagne glass holder (28), on which a champagne glass is held in a stabile manner with its foot by means of downwardly pivoting holding-down devices (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Fischer Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Bieck, Gunter Leopold, Juergen Koerber, Bernhard Duerr, Frank Emhardt, Hermann Gaus, Thomas Geisel, Christoph Jung, Rainer Leucht, Ralf-Henning Schrom, Rainer Tiefenbacher
  • Publication number: 20030209933
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a lower-leg support, transferable from a stowed position into a utilization position, and a footrest. To achieve comfortable support with easy operation, the footrest has a footplate that may be folded out and that is located in the stowed position approximately parallel, and in the utilization position approximately perpendicular, to the lower-leg support, and coacts with an energy storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Inventors: Gerhard Flory, Guenter Franzmann, Hermann Gaus, Thomas Geisel, Klaus Hassler, Christoph Jung, Rainer Leucht, Heiko Utsch, Erik Weber, Norman Windham
  • Publication number: 20030062459
    Abstract: The invention relates to a holder (10) for a beverage container, which is provided in the construction of a motor vehicle. The invention proposes that the holder (10) is formed with two extensions (14, 16), which are displaceable from a base position in a housing (12) into a use position extended away from the housing (12). One of the two extensions (14) has a champagne glass holder (28), on which a champagne glass is held in a stabile manner with its foot by means of downwardly pivoting holding-down devices (36).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Torsten Bieck, Gunter Leopold, Juergen Koerber, Bernhard Duerr, Frank Emhardt, Hermann Gaus, Thomas Geisel, Christoph Jung, Rainer Leucht, Ralf-Henning Schrom, Rainer Tiefenbacher
  • Patent number: 6527327
    Abstract: A foot-depositing for a passenger sitting in a rear seat or in a front-passenger seat of a vehicle on which to place his feet, includes a frame which is arranged on the floor in front of the particular seat and supports a board, via an adjusting device, the adjusting device enabling the setting of a first board position, in which the board forms a ramp rising with increasing distance from the associated seat and is used for the passenger to place his feet. The adjusting device also enables the setting of a second board position, in which the board forms a ramp sloping away with increasing distance from the seat and is used for the passenger to place his calves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Hermann Gaus, J├╝rgen Weissinger, Hermann Weller
  • Patent number: 6438982
    Abstract: A cooling container for vehicles arranged in use laterally next to a seat cushion of a vehicle seat. The cooling container has a cooling compartment accessible from the top through a container opening after a lid is opened, the cooling compartment being sufficient at least for accommodating one commercially available drinks bottle stored lengthways in it, and being of a depth which clearly exceeds the bottle diameter. The cooling compartment is sufficient at least for accommodating a commercially available drinks bottle stored lengthways in it, but is of a depth which is too small to accommodate an upright drinks bottle below the closed lid. Retaining structure is arranged in the cooling compartment of the cooling container in order to secure the drinks bottle below the closed lid in a ready-to-hand storage position in which the drinks bottle extends obliquely upwards with its bottle neck towards an end region of the cooling compartment, which end region is arranged so that the bottle can be readily grasped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Bernhard Duerr, Frank Emhardt, Ralf-Henning Schrom, Thomsa Geisel, Rainer Tiefenbacher, Rainer Leucht, Hermann Gaus
  • Publication number: 20020093215
    Abstract: A foot-depositing for a passenger sitting in a rear seat or in a front-passenger seat of a vehicle on which to place his feet, includes a frame which is arranged on the floor in front of the particular seat and supports a board, via an adjusting device, the adjusting device enabling the setting of a first board position, in which the board forms a ramp rising with increasing distance from the associated seat and is used for the passenger to place his feet. The adjusting device also enables the setting of a second board position, in which the board forms a ramp sloping away with increasing distance from the seat and is used for the passenger to place his calves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Hermann Gaus, Jurgen Weissinger, Hermann Weller
  • Publication number: 20020023452
    Abstract: A cooling container for vehicles arranged in use laterally next to a seat cushion of a vehicle seat. The cooling container has a cooling compartment accessible from the top through a container opening after a lid is opened, the cooling compartment being sufficient at least for accommodating one commercially available drinks bottle stored lengthways in it, and being of a depth which clearly exceeds the bottle diameter. The cooling compartment is sufficient at least for accommodating a commercially available drinks bottle stored lengthways in it, but is of a depth which is too small to accommodate an upright drinks bottle below the closed lid. Retaining structure is arranged in the cooling compartment of the cooling container in order to secure the drinks bottle below the closed lid in a ready-to-hand storage position in which the drinks bottle extends obliquely upwards with its bottle neck towards an end region of the cooling compartment, which end region is arranged so that the bottle can be readily grasped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventors: Bernhard Duerr, Frank Emhardt, Ralf-Henning Schrom, Thomsa Geisel, Rainer Tiefenbacher, Rainer Leucht, Hermann Gaus
  • Publication number: 20020003361
    Abstract: A folding-table arrangement is assigned to a vehicle seat and has tabletop arrangement with at least one tabletop being accommodated in a receiving housing which is arranged laterally next to the vehicle seat. Each tabletop of the tabletop arrangement can be pulled out upwards and folded down into an approximately horizontal in-use position in which the tabletop arrangement is held by the receiving housing by supporting means. The tabletop arrangement together with its hinge pin which connects it to the receiving housing is guided in a sliding manner between its pulled-out and its pushed-in position in a guide shaft of the receiving housing. The concomitantly moved hinge pin of the tabletop arrangement is fixed on a guide slide which runs in the guide shaft of the receiving housing and, in the in-use position of the tabletop arrangement, is displaced into an upper end position in the guide shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Inventors: Bernhard Duerr, Frank Emhardt, Hermann Gaus, Thomas Geisel, Rainer Leucht, Ralf-Henning Schrom, Rainer Tiefenbacher
  • Patent number: 6294990
    Abstract: A display device for a motor vehicle for displaying at least two related display parameters with the help of scale segments. At least one scale segment can be controlled to differentiate the two display parameters so that color, contrast and/or brightness can be differentiated in comparison with the other scale segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Knoll, Stefan Graf, Thomas Haeberer, Derk Oreans, Hermann Gaus
  • Patent number: 5774820
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for limiting the speed of a motor vehicle in which the power applied to the vehicle wheels is controlled even when the actual speed is within a range of permitted speeds, but a speed demanded by the driver is in a speed range to be avoided. By way of the control intervention, the actual speed is, in this case, brought to the limiting speed in accordance with a specified open-loop control characteristic. When the actual speed is near the limiting speed, the system switches over to an open-loop speed-control, and when the speed demanded by the driver is within the range of permitted speeds, this requirement of the driver is used to determine the speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Mercedes-Benz AG
    Inventors: Thomas Linden, Jorg Saur, Hermann Gaus
  • Patent number: 5572484
    Abstract: A short range ultrasonic distance warning system is used as a parking aid in a motor vehicle. The entire system is active in the case of reverse gear being selected and low speed, and is deactivated automatically at higher speed. If reverse gear is not being selected, only the system part for front space monitoring is active at low speed of travel, while the system is once again automatically kept inactivated at higher speed. This implements a parking aid which is convenient and avoids unnecessary system activations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1996
    Assignee: Mercedes-Benz AG
    Inventors: Hermann Gaus, Gerhard Franke, Wolfgang Stahl
  • 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