Patents by Inventor Juergen Jooss

Juergen Jooss 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: 7331618
    Abstract: An outside door handle includes a handle and a switching component which is coupled to the handle in such a manner that, when there is an opening force which acts in a correct manner on the handle in order to open it, the switching component automatically responds and generates a switching signal. Operating convenience may be achieved by a response threshold of the switching component selected to be at such a low level that the switching component responds even before the opening force overcomes a restoring force counteracting it and prestressing the handle into an unactuated starting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Juergen Jooss, Rudi Koelle, Martin Lindmayer
  • Patent number: 6871887
    Abstract: An outside door handle includes a handle and a switching component which is coupled to the handle in such a manner that, when there is an opening force which acts in a correct manner on the handle in order to open it, the switching component automatically responds and generates a switching signal. Operating convenience may be achieved by a response threshold of the switching component selected to be at such a low level that the switching component responds even before the opening force overcomes a restoring force counteracting it and prestressing the handle into an unactuated starting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Juergen Jooss, Rudi Koelle, Martin Lindmayer
  • Publication number: 20040232710
    Abstract: An outside door handle includes a handle and a switching component which is coupled to the handle in such a manner that, when there is an opening force which acts in a correct manner on the handle in order to open it, the switching component automatically responds and generates a switching signal. Operating convenience may be achieved by a response threshold of the switching component selected to be at such a low level that the switching component responds even before the opening force overcomes a restoring force counteracting it and prestressing the handle into an unactuated starting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Juergen Jooss, Rudi Koelle, Martin Lindmayer
  • Patent number: 6709033
    Abstract: A door grip arrangement for the door of a power vehicle, particularly a passenger vehicle, has a door grip positioned on the outside of the door and a support element positioned on the inside of the door. The door grip is swivel-mounted on the support element through the outer shell of the door, while the door grip exhibits a catch which, upon an opening movement of the door grip, actuates a release lever inside the door in order to open the door lock. The release lever is a part of a door lock positioned within the door. A return lever is swivel-mounted on the support element. The return lever is loaded by a spring device working in the return direction and impelling the door grip to perform a return movement in a direction opposite that of the opening movement. To enhance the safety of a vehicle equipped with a door which exhibits this kind of door grip arrangement, the return lever can swivel against its return direction, independent of any movement of the door grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Juergen Jooss, Rudi Koelle, Martin Lindmayer, Alfred Strauber
  • Publication number: 20030001396
    Abstract: An outside door handle includes a handle and a switching component which is coupled to the handle in such a manner that, when there is an opening force which acts in a correct manner on the handle in order to open it, the switching component automatically responds and generates a switching signal. Operating convenience may be achieved by a response threshold of the switching component selected to be at such a low level that the switching component responds even before the opening force overcomes a restoring force counteracting it and prestressing the handle into an unactuated starting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Inventors: Juergen Jooss, Rudi Koelle, Martin Lindmayer
  • Publication number: 20020059693
    Abstract: A door grip arrangement for the door of a power vehicle, particularly a passenger vehicle, has a door grip positioned on the outside of the door and a support element positioned on the inside of the door. The door grip is swivel-mounted on the support element through the outer shell of the door, while the door grip exhibits a catch which, upon an opening movement of the door grip, actuates a release lever inside the door in order to open the door lock. The release lever is a part of a door lock positioned within the door. A return lever is swivel-mounted on the support element. The return lever is loaded by a spring device working in the return direction and impelling the door grip to perform a return movement in a direction opposite that of the opening movement. To enhance the safety of a vehicle equipped with a door which exhibits this kind of door grip arrangement, the return lever can swivel against its return direction, independent of any movement of the door grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2001
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Inventors: Juergen Jooss, Rudi Koelle, Martin Lindmayer, Alfred Strauber
  • Patent number: 6378921
    Abstract: A grip arrangement for a vehicle door is known which has a gripping bow which is arranged on a body shell of the vehicle door and can be moved by pulling and which is supported by means of at least one bearing surface in its inoperative position on a corresponding supporting section of the body shell. The gripping bow is provided in an area of the at least one bearing surface in sections with a clearing which, in the inoperative position, defines a distance of the bearing surface to the supporting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Hans Deischl, Juergen Jooss, Rudi Koelle, Martin Lindmayer
  • Patent number: 6173535
    Abstract: An opening arrangement is known for a vehicle door has a door lock which can be operated by an exterior door grip arranged on the outside on the exterior vehicle shell, which exterior door grip is movably disposed by a bearing bow fixed on the interior side on the exterior door shell. The bearing bow is supported on an end area, viewed in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, by way of at least one deformation-resistant torsion support on the interior door shell and is fixed on the opposite end area, viewed in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, on a door-fixed support part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Hans Deischl, Juergen Jooss, Rudi Koelle, Martin Lindmayer