Patents by Inventor Johannes Kaltenbach

Johannes Kaltenbach 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: 20200292070
    Abstract: A method for operating a hybrid transmission includes monitoring the surroundings of a motor vehicle and, based on the data ascertained within the scope of the monitoring, determining a probability of occurrence of a driving situation to be anticipated, which, upon occurring, results in a deceleration of the motor vehicle. Based on the determined probability of occurrence, it is decided whether to carry out an electrodynamic gear shift or an output-assisted gear shift in order to transfer the hybrid transmission out of an operating condition, in which a gear is engaged, into a shift condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Uwe Griesmeier, Johannes Kaltenbach
  • Publication number: 20200282827
    Abstract: A drive unit for an electric vehicle, having an electric machine and a three-speed shift transmission with first, second and third shift elements, and two planetary sets which are coupled with each other. The first planetary set has a first sun gear shaft, first ring gear shaft and a first carrier shaft. The second planetary set has a second sun gear shaft, a second ring gear shaft and second carrier shaft. The first carrier shaft is fixed to the second ring gear shaft. The first sun gear shaft can be driven by an electric machine. The first ring gear shaft is fixed and output takes place via the second carrier shaft. The first shift elements are actuated to engage a first gear, the second shift elements are actuated to engage the second gear and the third shift elements are actuated to engage the third gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Johannes KALTENBACH, Stefan RENNER, Kai BORNTRÄGER, Michael TRÜBENBACH, Stefan SPÜHLER, Johannes GLÜCKLER
  • Patent number: 10753431
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle includes an electric motor (EM), an input shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2), two planetary gear sets (P1, P2), and at least five shift elements (K1, B1, K2, K3, K4), wherein different gear ratios between the input shaft (GW1) and the output shaft (GW2) are selectable by actuating the at least five shift elements (K1, B1, K2, K3, K4) and, in addition, in interaction with the electric motor (EM), different operating modes are implementable. A drive train for a motor vehicle including such a transmission (G) and to a method for operating same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Uwe Griesmeier, Matthias Horn, Johannes Kaltenbach, Jens Moraw, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Stephan Scharr, Viktor Warth, Michael Wechs
  • Publication number: 20200262293
    Abstract: A drive axle of an electrically drivable vehicle including first and second drive wheels (R1, R2), first and second manual transmissions (G1, G2) and first and second electrical machines (EM1, EM2) which each have a respective drive shaft (1a, 1b). The first electrical machine (EM1) drives the first drive wheel (R1), via the first manual transmission (G1), and the second electrical machine (EM2) drives the second drive wheel (R2), via the second manual transmission (G2). The manual transmissions are each designed as three-speed transmissions (G1, G2) which have identical transmission ratios (i1, i2, i3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Johannes GLÜCKLER, Stefan RENNER, Johannes KALTENBACH, Stefan SPÜHLER, Kai BORNTRÄGER
  • Patent number: 10740240
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for saving cache access power is suggested. The cache is provided with a set predictor logic for providing a generated set selection for selecting a set in the cache, and with a set predictor cache for pre-caching generated set indices of the cache. The method comprises further: receiving a part of a requested memory address; checking, in the set predictor cache, whether the requested memory address is already generated; in the case, that the requested memory address has already been generated: securing that the set predictor cache is switched off; issuing the pre-cached generated set index towards the cache; and securing that only that part of the cache is switched on that is associated with the pre-cached generated set index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Jacobi, Markus Kaltenbach, Ulrich Mayer, Johannes C. Reichart, Anthony Saporito, Siegmund Schlechter
  • Patent number: 10724611
    Abstract: A motor vehicle transmission, the transmission having an input shaft rotationally fixed to a second element of a first planetary gear set and rotationally fixable to a first element of a second planetary gear set by a first shift element. A first element of the first planetary gear set is rotationally fixable to a housing of the transmission by a second shift element and to the first element of the second planetary gear set by a third shift element. An output shaft of the transmission is rotationally fixed to a third element of the first planetary gear set and to a second element of the second planetary gear set. A third element of the second planetary gear set is rotationally fixable to the housing by a fourth shift element. Additionally, two elements of the first planetary gear set are rotationally fixable to each other by a fifth shift element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ZR FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Uwe Griesmeier, Matthias Horn, Johannes Kaltenbach, Jens Moraw, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Stephan Scharr, Viktor Warth, Michael Wechs
  • Patent number: 10640120
    Abstract: A method of synchronizing the countershaft speed, in the direct gear, for a hybrid application. The transmission (1) comprises a main transmission (HG) comprising two parallel partial transmissions with at least one countershaft (VW), an output shaft (3), and two planetary transmissions (PG1, PG2) each comprising a carrier (ST1, ST2), sun gear (SR1, SR2) and ring gear (HR1, HR2). Each partial transmission has a transmission input shaft (4, 5), with a hollow first input shaft (4) and the solid second input shaft (5). The first planetary transmission (PG1) connects as a range group to the main transmission (HG). The main transmission (HG) comprises first (R1), second (R2), third (R3), fourth (R4) and fifth gear planes (R5) and first (S1), second (S2), third (S3) and fourth shift elements (S4). Synchronization of the countershaft speed to a target speed, in direct gear, is performed via speed control of the electric machine (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Johannes Kaltenbach, Johannes Glückler, Stefan Renner, Rayk Gersten
  • Publication number: 20200132171
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle. The transmission (G) comprises a transmission input (GW1-A), a transmission output (GW2-A), first, second, third and fourth planetary gearsets (P1, P2, P3, P4) and first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth shift elements (B1, B2, K1, K2, K3, K4). Ten forward gears and one reverse gear can be achieved between the transmission input (GW1-A) and the transmission output (GW2-A) by selectively operating the six shift elements (B1, B2, K1, K2, K3, K4). A drive train for a motor vehicle having such a transmission (G) is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan BECK, Johannes KALTENBACH, Michael WECHS, Michael TRÜBENBACH, Kai BORNTRÄGER, Johannes GLÜCKLER, Jens MORAW, Gerhard NIEDERBRUCKER, Peter ZIEMER
  • Publication number: 20200132172
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle. The transmission (G) has a drive shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2-A), first, second, third and fourth planetary gearsets (P1, P2, P3, P4) and first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth shift elements (B1, K1, K2, B2, K3, K4). Selective actuation of the six shift elements (B1, K1, K2, B2, K3, K4) implements eleven forward gears and two reverse gears between the drive shaft (GW1) and the output shaft (GW2-A). A drive train for a motor vehicle having such a transmission (G) is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan BECK, Johannes KALTENBACH, Michael WECHS, Michael TRÜBENBACH, Kai BORNTRÄGER, Johannes GLÜCKLER, Jens MORAW, Gerhard NIEDERBRUCKER, Peter ZIEMER
  • Publication number: 20200132168
    Abstract: A dual clutch transmission arrangement (4) includes a first clutch (K1) and a second clutch (K2) for connecting a drive unit (2) to a first sub-transmission and to a second sub-transmission. The first clutch (K1) is connected to both transmission input shafts. A motor vehicle with the dual clutch transmission arrangement (4) is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Roske, Johannes Kaltenbach, Thomas Rosemeier, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Raffael Kuberczyk
  • Patent number: 10634219
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle includes an input shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2), three planetary gear sets (P1, P2, P3), as well as four shift elements (B1, K1, K2, K3). By selective engagement of the four shift elements (B1, K1, K2, K3) in pairs, six forward gears (1-6) are shiftable between the input shaft (GW1) and the output shaft (GW2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Viktor Warth, Uwe Griesmeier, Martin Brehmer, Peter Ziemer, Johannes Kaltenbach, Stefan Beck, Raffael Kuberczyk, Michael Wechs, Stephan Scharr, Eckehard Münch, Bernd Knöpke, Matthias Horn, Jens Moraw, Julian King, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Gerhard Niederbrucker
  • Patent number: 10632835
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle comprising an upstream gear set (VRS), a main gear set (HRS) with a total of four shafts (W1, W2, W3, W4) referred to in order of rotational speeds as first, second, third and fourth shafts, an electric machine (EM), and at least five shift elements (A, B, C, E, F), the selective pairwise closure of which realizes at least eight selectable forward gear ratios (G1-G8) between a drive shaft (GW1) and an output shaft (GW2) of the transmission (G). The upstream gear set (VRS) provides a rotational speed at a fifth shaft (W5) increased relative to the rotational speed of the drive shaft (GW1), in a fixed transmission ratio with respect to the drive shaft (GW1). The main gear set (HRS) is a stepped planetary gear set (PS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Peter Ziemer, Stefan Beck, Martin Brehmer, Matthias Horn, Johannes Kaltenbach, Julian King, Bernd Knöpke, Jens Moraw, Eckehard Münch, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Stephan Scharr, Viktor Warth, Michael Wechs, Uwe Griesmeier, Raffael Kuberczyk
  • Patent number: 10605337
    Abstract: A transmission for a motor vehicle wherein the drive shaft (An) is rotationally fixedly connectable by the first shift element (K1) to the first shaft (1) and by the second shift element (K2) to the second shaft (2). The second shaft (2) is rotationally fixedly connectable by the fifth shift element (B2) to the housing (3). The third shaft (4) is rotationally fixedly connected to the third gear set element of the second planetary gear set (RS2) and to the first gear set element of the third planetary gear set and is rotationally fixedly connectable by the sixth shift element (B1) to the housing (3). The second gear set element of the third planetary gear set (RS3) is rotationally fixedly connected to the output shaft (Ab), and the third gear set element of the third planetary gear set (RS3) is rotationally fixedly connected to the second shaft (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Max Bachmann, Martin Brehmer, Anton Fritzer, Suryanto Hendrawan, Matthias Horn, Johannes Kaltenbach, Raffael Kuberczyk, Jens Moraw, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Martin Rattay, Matthias Reisch, Wolfgang Rieger, Thomas Rosemeier, Lara Ruth Turner, Michael Roske, Viktor Warth, Bernd Unseld, Michael Wechs, Peter Ziemer
  • Patent number: 10604000
    Abstract: A drive arrangement having combustion and electric engines and a transmission with input shafts (4, 5). The drive arrangement includes first and second planetary gearsets (PG1, PG2), each having a carrier, and sun and ring gears. One element of gearset (PG1) is rotationally fixed to shaft (5). Another element of gearset (PG1) is fixed to a housing. One element of gearset (PG2) is connected to the electric engine. Another element of gearset (PG2) is rotationally fixable to shaft (4). When a first switching element is engaged, a further element of gearset (PG2) is fixed to the housing. When a second switching element is engaged, the further element of gearset (PG2) is rotationally fixed to shaft (5), to which the element of gearset (PG1) is also rotationally fixed. When a third switching element is engaged, the further element of gearset (PG2) is rotationally fixed to a further element of gearset (PG1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ZG FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Johannes Kaltenbach, Johannes Glückler, Stefan Renner, Rayk Gersten
  • Patent number: 10598259
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transmission (G) for a motor vehicle, wherein the transmission (G) comprises an input shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2), three planetary gear sets (P1, P2, P3), as well as at least five shift elements (B1, K1, K2, K3, K4), wherein, by means of selective engagement of the at least five shift elements (B1, K1, K2, K3, K4), seven forward gears (1 to 7) can be selected between the input shaft (GW1) and the output shaft (GW2), and a drive train for a motor vehicle comprising such a transmission (G).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Viktor Warth, Uwe Griesmeier, Martin Brehmer, Peter Ziemer, Johannes Kaltenbach, Stefan Beck, Raffael Kuberczyk, Michael Wechs, Stephan Scharr, Eckehard Münch, Bernd Knöpke, Matthias Horn, Jens Moraw, Julian King, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Gerhard Niederbrucker
  • Patent number: 10597233
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rail module (1) having rail portions (2) and having a linear drive for moving a rail-bound carriage. The linear drive has at least one drive module (4) which can be brought into operative connection with at least one reaction element. Here, the reaction element is secured, independently of the drive module (4), to the carriage in a drive region and the drive module (4) is arranged fixedly in relation to the rail module (1). When the rail module (1) is used as intended, the rail-bound carriage can be moved along at least a first or a second movement axis. The invention also relates to a rail transport system made up of at least two of the rail modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ATL Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Herbig, Martin Kaltenbach
  • Publication number: 20200086949
    Abstract: A transmission for a bicycle includes an input shaft (1) which is rotationally fixable to a crankshaft (2), and an output shaft (3) which is rotationally fixable to an output gear. The transmission includes at least three planetary transmissions which are operatively connected to the input shaft and to the output shaft. A single one of the planetary transmissions includes a stepped planetary gear (4) with a first gear teeth section (5) having a first diameter and a second gear teeth section (6) having a second diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Johannes Kaltenbach, Uwe Griesmeier, Valerie Engel, Matthias Wesa
  • Publication number: 20200086950
    Abstract: A transmission for a bicycle includes a transmission input shaft (1) which is rotationally fixable to a crankshaft (2) and also includes first, second and third planetary gear sets (PS1, PS2, PS3) which are operatively connected to one another. An element of the first planetary gear set (PS1) is rotationally fixed to the transmission input shaft (1). The first planetary gear set includes a planet gear encompassing a first planetary gear stage (3) and a second planetary gear stage (5). A first ring gear (6) is engaged with a gear teeth section of the first planetary gear stage (3) and is rotationally fixable to a transmission housing (4) with a first shift element (s1). A second ring gear (7) is engaged with a gear teeth section of the second planetary gear stage (5) and is rotationally fixable to the transmission housing (4) with a second shift element (S2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Uwe Griesmeier, Johannes Kaltenbach, Valerie Engel, Matthias Wesa
  • Patent number: 10570994
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle includes an input shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2), three planetary gear sets (P1, P2, P3), and four shift elements (B1, K1, K2, K3). By selective engagement of the four shift elements (B1, K1, K2, K3) in pairs, six forward gears (1-6) are shiftable between the input shaft (GW1) and the output shaft (GW2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Viktor Warth, Uwe Griesmeier, Martin Brehmer, Peter Ziemer, Johannes Kaltenbach, Stefan Beck, Raffael Kuberczyk, Michael Wechs, Stephan Scharr, Eckehard Münch, Bernd Knöpke, Matthias Horn, Jens Moraw, Julian King, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Gerhard Niederbrucker
  • Patent number: 10570995
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle includes a drive shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2), a first and a second planetary gear set (P1, P2), and a first, second, third, fourth and fifth shift element (04, 13, 14, 26, 36). Six forward gear ratios (1-6) between the drive shaft (GW1) and the output shaft (GW2) are engagable through selective pairwise closure of the five shift elements (04, 13, 14, 26, 36) and rotationally fixed immobilization of the sun gear (E11) of the first planetary gear set (P1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Michael Wechs, Martin Brehmer, Johannes Kaltenbach, Eckehard Münch, Viktor Warth, Julian King, Jens Moraw, Stephan Scharr, Matthias Horn, Uwe Griesmeier, Peter Ziemer, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Bernd Knöpke, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Raffael Kuberczyk