Patents by Inventor Jurgen Mitzkus

Jurgen Mitzkus 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: 5667161
    Abstract: A belt tensioner for safety belt arrangements in motor vehicles has a holder (11) on which are provided a belt winding reel (12) with a safety belt (13) coiled thereon, a blocking arrangement and an additional drive (15) connected via clutch (20) to the belt winding reel (12). The additional drive (15) contains a pressure source (16) which abruptly builds up a high pressure in a pressure chamber on being triggered and also contains a torque generating device (18) acted on by the pressure in the pressure chamber (17) and a drive shaft (19) connected to the latter. The drive shaft (19) is rotationally fixedly connectable to the belt winding reel (12) via the clutch (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Takata (Europe) Vehicle Safety Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Mitzkus, Robert Kopetzky
  • Patent number: 5553803
    Abstract: A belt tensioner for safety belt arrangements in motor vehicles has a holder (11) on which are provided a belt winding reel (12) with a safety belt (13) coiled thereon, a blocking arrangement and an additional drive (15) connected via clutch (20) to the belt winding reel (12). The additional drive (15) contains a pressure source (16) which abruptly builds up a high pressure in a pressure chamber on being triggered and also contains a torque generating device (18) acted on by the pressure in the pressure chamber (17) and a drive shaft (19) connected to the latter. The drive shaft (19) is rotationally fixedly connectable to the belt winding reel (12) via the clutch (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Takata Vehicle Safety Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Mitzkus, Martin Wifling, Robert Kopetzky, Georg Bannert, Andreas Wengert, Ulrich Diepold, Thomas Kempfle, Erik Emmert, Hermann Steffan
  • Patent number: 4878689
    Abstract: The invention provides a cover of a driver-side gas bag collision protection device accommodated in the steering wheel in motor vehicles. The cover comprises two cover portions which are each secured to a housing accommodating the gas bag collision protection device via an outer edge region permitting the cover portions to fold open and are connected together at their center edge region along a tear line by weakened wall portions. Each cover portion comprises a reinforcing insert embedded in foamed plastic. The reinforcing insert is formed by a metal plate, preferably of aluminium, and extends out of the outer edge region of each cover portion and terminates in lug-like securing portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Assignee: TRW Repa GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Mitzkus, Dieter Wiesner
  • Patent number: 4400010
    Abstract: Device for the storage of air bags in motor vehicles, which are provided for the protection of persons in the vehicle, including a box-shaped housing disposed in a vehicle for receiving a deflected, folded air bag therein being attachable to an inner wall of the vehicle, and filling means disposed in the housing for inflating the air bag with gas during accidents to prevent or reduce injuries, the housing being formed of substantially rigid material and having yieldable walls, a base plate with parallel edges, and a cover having a parting line formed therein parallel to the edges of the base plate defining two cover shells being movably hinged along the edges of the base plate, the cover shells being connected to each other in the vicinity of the parting line by an intentionally breakable point being openable upon a pressure rise in the air bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1983
    Assignee: REPA Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Stutz, Jurgen Mitzkus