Patents by Inventor Ingo Hoffmann

Ingo Hoffmann 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: 20210013553
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery may include a housing and a plurality of rechargeable battery cells accommodated in an internal volume of the housing. The housing may include a first housing part and a second housing part. A tension rod may undoably couple the first housing part and the second housing part. The tension rod may include a bolt and a bolt head. The bolt may be guided through the internal volume and may include a structure configured to form an undoable connection with a counter-structure arranged on the first housing part. The second housing part may include a feed-through orifice open to the internal volume and a surrounding environment of the housing. A plug may, when in an open position, open up a fluidic drain path from the internal volume to the surrounding environment of the housing. The plug may also, when in a closed position, shut off the drain path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Ingo Haeusler, Dierk Hoffmann, Ruediger Knauss
  • Publication number: 20200411821
    Abstract: A battery module for a traction battery may include a module housing through which a coolant is flowable and at least one battery cell stack arranged within an interior space of the module housing. The at least one battery cell stack may include a plurality of battery cells arranged one after another along a stack direction. The plurality of battery cells may be arranged within the module housing such that a coolant flowable through the module housing directly contacts the plurality of battery cells. A locking mechanism may form-fittingly connect the at least one battery cell stack to the module housing via (i) a plurality of housing-side locking points and (ii) a plurality of stack-side locking points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Ingo Haeusler, Dierk Hoffmann, Tilman Kaiser, Ruediger Knauss
  • Publication number: 20200370532
    Abstract: A rotor blade for a wind turbine, to a rotor for a wind turbine, to a wind turbine, to a method for producing a rotor blade, to a method for connecting a rotor blade to a rotor hub and to a method for repairing a rotor of a wind turbine. The rotor blade has a connection interface, the connection interface having at least one cutout for receiving a tension element for connecting the rotor blade to a further element of a wind turbine, an outer circumferential surface of the cutout being formed of a connection material and having an internal thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Ingo HESSE, Alexander HOFFMANN
  • Publication number: 20200018108
    Abstract: A guide system includes a first guide rail, a guide carriage configured to be connected to the door wing and configured to run along the first guide rail, a second guide rail separate from the first guide rail, the second guide rail extending transversely to the first guide rail in a mounted condition, a carrier configured to be displaceable relative to the second guide rail, the guide carriage can be arranged on the carrier, and a transfer device for transferring the guide carriage at least from the first guide rail to the carrier. The transfer device includes a control curve configured to be bow-shaped at least over a region, so that the guide carriage, upon a transfer from the first guide rail to the carrier, can be moved at least over a region in a direction of the second guide rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas SPERGER, Benjamin HOFFMANN, Ingo GASSER
  • Patent number: 10252662
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling a light distribution of a headlight, in particular of a headlight comprising one illuminant or comprising a plurality of illuminants which generates or generate an adaptable light distribution, wherein a glare region of the light distribution is defined with a glare distance outside which no causing of glare for a road user is effected, wherein an optical monitoring device having a monitoring region having a monitoring boundary is provided, wherein a luminous object is identifiable as a road user only within the monitoring region, wherein upon recognition or supposition of at least one luminous object which is outside the monitoring region but within the glare region, the at least one headlight is driven such that the glare distance is adapted, such as in particular reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HELLA GMBH & CO. KGAA
    Inventor: Ingo Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10131267
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for calibrating a lighting apparatus, particularly lighting apparatus for a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Ingo Hoffmann, Susanne Graf, Monika Hillenkamp
  • Patent number: 10054281
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting apparatus, particularly for a motor vehicle, having a plurality of illuminants as light sources that each produce an individual light distribution, having means for setting the direction of radiation of the individual light distribution of the illuminants and having means for setting the focusing of the individual light distribution of the illuminants and having control means for controlling the settings of the individual light distributions to produce a superimposed overall light distribution by dint of superimposition of the individual light distributions of at least single illuminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventor: Ingo Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20180015869
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling a predictive cornering light with at least one headlight with a pivoting means for the controlled pivoting of the headlight, wherein a monitoring device is provided, which monitors the roadway and/or lane in front of the vehicle, and a control unit is provided, which, on the basis of the data of the monitoring device, drives the pivoting means for setting the headlight for illuminating the roadway and/or lane. The invention also relates to a lighting device in this regard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Matthias HERNTRICH, Ingo HOFFMANN
  • Patent number: 9802529
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling a predictive cornering light with at least one headlight with a pivoting means for the controlled pivoting of the headlight, wherein a monitoring device is provided, which monitors the roadway and/or lane in front of the vehicle, and a control unit is provided, which, on the basis of the data of the monitoring device, drives the pivoting means for setting the headlight for illuminating the roadway and/or lane. The invention also relates to a lighting device in this regard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventors: Matthias Herntrich, Ingo Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20170305327
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for calibrating a lighting apparatus, particularly lighting apparatus for a motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Ingo HOFFMANN, Susanne Graf, Monika Hillenkamp
  • Publication number: 20170305329
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling a light distribution of a headlight, in particular of a headlight comprising one illuminant or comprising a plurality of illuminants which generates or generate an adaptable light distribution, wherein a glare region of the light distribution is defined with a glare distance outside which no causing of glare for a road user is effected, wherein an optical monitoring device having a monitoring region having a monitoring boundary is provided, wherein a luminous object is identifiable as a road user only within the monitoring region, wherein upon recognition or supposition of at least one luminous object which is outside the monitoring region but within the glare region, the at least one headlight is driven such that the glare distance is adapted, such as in particular reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventor: Ingo Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9738215
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling a light distribution of a headlight, in particular of a headlight comprising one illuminant or comprising a plurality of illuminants which generates or generate an adaptable light distribution, wherein a glare region of the light distribution is defined with a glare distance outside which no causing of glare for a road user is effected, wherein an optical monitoring device having a monitoring region having a monitoring boundary is provided, wherein a luminous object is identifiable as a road user only within the monitoring region, wherein upon recognition or supposition of at least one luminous object which is outside the monitoring region but within the glare region, the at least one headlight is driven such that the glare distance is adapted, such as in particular reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventor: Ingo Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9732927
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for calibrating a lighting apparatus, particularly lighting apparatus for a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventor: Ingo Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9610890
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling illumination of a road profile, wherein the headlamp at least one light-emitting element, wherein the at least one light-emitting element is individually drivable in order to generate an individual luminous flux, wherein the light emitted by the at least one light-emitting element has a light distribution, wherein the lateral adaptation of the light distribution is performed depending on a determined road profile, in particular as a function of the distance from the headlamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventor: Ingo Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9597999
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling a light distribution of a headlamp, wherein the headlamp has at least one light-emitting element, wherein the at least one light-emitting element is individually drivable in order to generate an individual luminous flux, wherein the light emitted by the at least one light-emitting element has a light distribution, wherein the light distribution is defined by means of a predefined, three-dimensional basic distribution on the basis of parameters, wherein an adapted light distribution is varied on the basis of the basic distribution using selected, changed parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventor: Ingo Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20170036592
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling a light distribution of a headlight, in particular of a headlight comprising one illuminant or comprising a plurality of illuminants which generates or generate an adaptable light distribution, wherein a glare region of the light distribution is defined with a glare distance outside which no causing of glare for a road user is effected, wherein an optical monitoring device having a monitoring region having a monitoring boundary is provided, wherein a luminous object is identifiable as a road user only within the monitoring region, wherein upon recognition or supposition of at least one luminous object which is outside the monitoring region but within the glare region, the at least one headlight is driven such that the glare distance is adapted, such as in particular reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventor: Ingo Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9500339
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for checking a lighting driving assistance system of vehicles. In this case, a vehicle is positioned in front of a body and a light of the vehicle is aimed at this body. Brightness distributions are obtained by adjusting the light in the horizontal and vertical directions in a plurality of angular positions and are recorded by an image capture unit. The recorded brightness distributions are used to calculate the distance and angular offset as well as the position of the body and actual values of the angular positions. These actual values are compared with preset desired values, and recommended settings for minimizing a difference between desired and actual values are output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Hella KGAA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Christian Schmidt, Ingo Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20160257241
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for calibrating a lighting apparatus, particularly lighting apparatus for a motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventor: Ingo HOFFMANN
  • Publication number: 20160258590
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting apparatus, particularly for a motor vehicle, having a plurality of illuminants as light sources that each produce an individual light distribution, having means for setting the direction of radiation of the individual light distribution of the illuminants and having means for setting the focusing of the individual light distribution of the illuminants and having control means for controlling the settings of the individual light distributions to produce a superimposed overall light distribution by dint of superimposition of the individual light distributions of at least single illuminants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventor: Ingo HOFFMANN
  • Patent number: 9261428
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for calibrating at least one headlamp (2, 3) and/or at least one element of a headlamp, particularly on a motor vehicle (1), using the illumination structure that is contained in the light distribution of the headlamp or of the element of the headlamp, with an image data acquisition unit (6) and a control unit (7), wherein the illumination structure of at least one headlamp (2, 3) and/or of at least one element of a headlamp is formed between a dark area (9) and a light area (10), such as a dark/light boundary, and the image data acquisition unit (6) detects an, in particular retro-reflective, object (13) when changing from the dark area (9) to the light area (10), wherein also the absolute position of the object (13) upon entry into the light area (10) is determined and this is used to determine an actual setting of the at least one headlamp (2, 3) or of the at least one element of a headlamp. The invention also relates to an apparatus in this regard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventor: Ingo Hoffmann