Patents by Inventor Jens Werner

Jens Werner 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: 20110118918
    Abstract: In a method for operating an internal combustion engine, a steady-state maximum output torque and a dynamic maximum torque are ascertained. The ascertained steady-state maximum output torque is changed to a resulting steady-state maximum torque by adapting the maximum output torque in such a way that it is equal to or greater than the ascertained dynamic maximum torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Jens-Werner Falkenstein, Martin Lang
  • Publication number: 20110093146
    Abstract: A method for operating a hybrid drive device of a motor vehicle that has at least two different drive aggregates, in particular an electric motor and an internal combustion engine, and having a clutch, the drive aggregates being capable of being operatively connected using the clutch. It is provided that, in a diagnostic, and/or adaptation operating mode; the clutch is operated with a slippage. In addition, the present system relates to a hybrid drive device, a control device for a hybrid drive device, and a motor vehicle aggregate that has both the control device and the hybrid drive device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Publication number: 20110057369
    Abstract: A plastic spring having a corrugated tubular body with connection surfaces at its ends for transmitting force between two structural component parts which are movable relative to one another. A connection surface of the plastic spring is constructed as a tubular body which engages in a cup element of one of the supporting structural component parts. The cup element can be filled with a displacement mass, and the tubular body accordingly carries out a displacing movement within the cup element for axially adjusting the preloading of the plastic spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicants: ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbH
    Inventors: Hendrik MARQUAR, Manfred SCHULER, Josef RENN, Klaus STRETZ, Karin SUNDERMANN, Michael ZUTZMANN, Werner HUFENBACH, Martin LEPPER, Jens WERNER, Christian KÖHLER
  • Publication number: 20110056785
    Abstract: A vibration damper including a cylinder with a cylinder-side connection member. The at least one mounted component is fastened to the cylinder by a material bond. The cylinder and the mounted component are made of plastic. The mounted component and/or the cylinder are based on at least one ready-prepared semi-finished product that forms the surface of the vibration damper on at least one body side in the final state. Plastic supplemental volume fractions determine the finished body contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicants: ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbH
    Inventors: Hendrik MARQUAR, Manfred Schuler, Josef Renn, Klaus Stretz, Karin Sundermann, Michael Zutzmann, Werner Hufenbach, Martin Lepper, Jens Werner, Enrico Ladusch, Stefan Effmert
  • Publication number: 20110035085
    Abstract: A method for operating a hybrid drive device, in particular for a motor vehicle, which has at least one combustion engine and at least one electric machine, the combustion engine and the electric machine being mechanically and operatively connectible to each other by a separating clutch, and a slip torque transmitted by the separating clutch being ascertained. There is a provision for the slip torque to be determined as a function of the speed characteristic of a drive shaft of the combustion engine at least when starting and/or stopping the combustion engine and to be taken into account when operating the hybrid drive device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Publication number: 20100299009
    Abstract: A method for operating a drive device, in particular a hybrid drive device, of a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, having at least one internal combustion engine and at least one electrical machine as drive units, which are mechanically coupled to one another, as a function of a torque demand, in particular a filtered torque demand, in a normal operation, an ideal target torque for the particular drive unit being defined for each of the drive units and, in a dynamic operation, a target torque being defined for each of the drive units which together meet the torque demand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Publication number: 20100282532
    Abstract: In a method for operating a drive device of a hybrid vehicle, in particular a hybrid motor vehicle, having at least one internal combustion engine and at least one electric machine, the torques of the internal combustion engine and the electric machine are added. A torque/torque component which, with respect to a request, is not deliverable by the internal combustion engine because of the system-related inertia of the internal combustion engine, is compensated at least partially by a torque/torque component delivered by the electric machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Publication number: 20100280736
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a control unit for operating a hybrid vehicle in which at least two power units, at least one of which is an internal combustion engine, provide torque for a hybrid vehicle drive. It is proposed that a required total reserve torque is determined, and limits of presently available reserve torques of each individual power unit are determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Jens-Werner Falkenstein, Michael Glora
  • Publication number: 20100274421
    Abstract: In a method for operating a power-branching hybrid drive having at least one first and one second electric machine coupled via a transmission, as well as having an internal combustion engine which outputs a torque MVM, the electric machines and the internal combustion engine acting together, having their drives connected, the first electric machine is rotation speed-regulated, the second electric machine is torque-controlled, and the internal combustion engine is operated in a rotation speed-regulated manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Publication number: 20100261416
    Abstract: A blasting device includes a flow passage (14) for a carrier gas, the flow passage (14) forming a blasting nozzle (12) at its downstream end, and a supply line (22) for liquid CO2, the supply line opening out into an expansion chamber (26) that is coaxially accommodated in the flow passage (14), the expansion chamber (26) being formed by a pipe (20) that is held at its upstream end by a holder' (18) which is passed by the flow of carrier gas in the flow passage, and in that the supply line (22) extends through the holder (18) in transverse direction of the flow passage and opens into an expansion valve (24) that extends in parallel with the axis of the flow passage (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: Jens Werner Kipp
  • Patent number: 7777439
    Abstract: In a method for determining a gradient-limited setpoint torque from a requested setpoint drive torque and a controller setpoint torque of a closed-loop speed control, the gradient of an unlimited cumulative setpoint torque, which is a function of the requested setpoint drive torque and the controller setpoint torque of the closed-loop speed control, is limited in a region of the zero crossing of the gradient-limited setpoint torque by a rate-of-change limitation to a maximally permitted or a minimally permitted value. The maximally permitted or the minimally permitted value of the rate-of-change limitation is a function of the controller setpoint torque of the closed-loop speed control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Publication number: 20100198436
    Abstract: A method for operating a driving device of a vehicle, in particular of a motor vehicle, that has as drive units at least one internal combustion engine and at least one electric machine whose torques are used for generating a drive torque of the vehicle as a function of different operating modes, and which has at least one signal flow controlling at least one drive unit in at least one operating mode, a single signal flow controlling at least one of the drive units in all operating modes by defining at least one torque limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Publication number: 20100167869
    Abstract: In a method for operating a hybrid drive of a vehicle having at least one internal combustion engine and at least one first electric machine as drive machines of a first drive train of the vehicle, and an associated first transmission, the total torque of the drive machines is adapted in a shifting operation of the transmission in order to reduce the load at the transmission and/or in order to modify rotational speeds according to the new transmission ratio, and/or the torque gradient of the drive machines is restricted to a specifiable, maximum torque gradient of the resulting total torque of the drive machines of the first drive train in a transition between acceleration operation and trailing throttle operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Jens-Werner Falkenstein, Michael Glora
  • Patent number: 7708620
    Abstract: A method for generating a jet of dry ice particles, in which liquid carbon dioxide is expanded in an expansion space (12) in order to form dry ice particles which are then introduced into a flow of a carrier gas, and the discharge of the dry ice particles from the expansion space (16) is throttled by a constriction (20, 26; 28; 30; 32; 36; 38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventor: Jens Werner Kipp
  • Publication number: 20100089064
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating the drive of a hybrid motor vehicle by an internal combustion engine torque and the torque of at least one electric motor which are superimposed in such a way than a common drive torque of the hybrid motor vehicle is produced. According to said invention, the torque of the internal combustion engine is influenced by the speed of rotation thereof or a signal derived therefrom and the torque of the electric motor is influenced by the speed of rotation or the signal derived therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Publication number: 20100062896
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a hybrid drive of a motor vehicle which has a combustion engine, at least one electrical machine, and at least one electrical accumulator, the electrical machine and the electrical accumulator belonging to an electrical system of the motor vehicle. The following steps are provided for implementing the method: subdividing the operation of the electrical machine into adjacent subranges of a) transient compensation operation, b) boost and/or recuperation operation, and c) operation for maintaining the vehicle electrical system; assigning torque limits and/or power output limits of the electrical machine in at least two subranges; and, releasing and/or influencing the particular torque limits and/or power output limits of the subranges as a function of the current state of the electrical accumulator and/or of the electrical machine and/or of the vehicle electrical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Patent number: 7668630
    Abstract: A method for regulating an electromechanically power-splitting hybrid drive system of a motor vehicle, having an internal combustion engine and two electric motors that are coupled by way of a transmission, as well as an electromechanically power-splitting hybrid drive system for a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Nicole Weber, Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Publication number: 20100042278
    Abstract: A control device for a hybrid drive, in particular for a hybrid drive of a motor vehicle having at least one combustion engine and at least one electric motor as driving motors, whose torques are coupled together to form a total torque. A controller is provided which generates an actuating signal for controlling the speed of each of the driving motors, a first actuating signal acting on the electric motor having a higher dynamic response than a second actuating signal acting on the combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Jens-Werner Falkenstein
  • Publication number: 20100000812
    Abstract: A method for operating a motor vehicle having a hybrid drive, including a combustion engine having an engine management and at least one electro machine having a control unit, which is at least intermittently operated in an rpm-regulated manner and which is able to be in operative connection with a drive shaft of the combustion engine. For the closed-loop speed control of the electro machine, its torque is influenced by its rotational speed or a signal derived therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2006
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventors: Peter Deuble, Jens-Werner Falkenstein, Manfred Stahl
  • Publication number: 20090321166
    Abstract: A method for operating a hybrid drive for a vehicle including at least one internal combustion engine and at least one electric motor, the internal combustion engine and the electric motor being operable in a hybrid mode, which enables a temporary power boost by supplementing the internal combustion engine output with electric motor output. The temporary power boost is allowed only until reaching a limit velocity (VG), which depends on the maximum velocity (VSM, VSM?) in internal combustion engine mode, which depends on the particular driving resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Jens-Werner Falkenstein, Michael Glora, Michael Mecks