Patents by Inventor Klaus Hillgaertner

Klaus Hillgaertner 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: 10538944
    Abstract: An unlocking device has a release lever that is connected pivotably to a carrier element and is in each case connected via Bowden cables to a catch hook for clip elements in a vehicle hood. The catch hook is moved by the Bowden cables that are actuated via the release lever, counter to the spring force of a spring element into an unlocking position for opening the vehicle hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Klaus Hillgaertner
  • Patent number: 9574386
    Abstract: A tailgate of a motor vehicle has an opening apparatus configured to avoid overshooting during opening of the tailgate. The opening apparatus is connected to a silicone damper to bring about a damping action in the opening direction and a freewheeling action in the closing direction. Additionally, the opening apparatus is configured so that closing of the tailgate and lock actuation are not impeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: DR. ING. H.C.F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Klaus Hillgaertner, Sven Just
  • Publication number: 20160215551
    Abstract: A tailgate of a motor vehicle has an opening apparatus configured to avoid overshooting during opening of the tailgate. The opening apparatus is connected to a silicone damper to bring about a damping action in the opening direction and a freewheeling action in the closing direction. Additionally, the opening apparatus is configured so that closing of the tailgate and lock actuation are not impeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Klaus Hillgaertner, Sven Just
  • Publication number: 20160168884
    Abstract: An unlocking device has a release lever that is connected pivotably to a carrier element and is in each case connected via Bowden cables to a catch hook for clip elements in a vehicle hood. The catch hook is moved by the Bowden cables that are actuated via the release lever, counter to the spring force of a spring element into an unlocking position for opening the vehicle hood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventor: Klaus Hillgaertner
  • Patent number: 7287786
    Abstract: A locking device for a vehicle door has a lock disposed between an inside panel and an outside panel of the vehicle door fastened to the inside panel, which lock has a release lever for eliminating the locking position of the lock. An outside operating mechanism acts upon the release lever by way of a force transmission element, the outside operating mechanism having a supporting part fastened to the interior side of the outside panel and a swivelable pull handle arranged on the exterior side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Dr. Ing-h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellchaft
    Inventor: Klaus Hillgaertner
  • Patent number: 7264300
    Abstract: For the fastening of an adjustable spoiler wing of a motor vehicle, a fastening element is provided which is fastened to the outer tube of an adjusting cylinder and consists of a receiving element with a fit-on sleeve fastened thereto, the fit-on sleeve having a sleeve part with an external thread which can be screwed into a fastening nut inside the spoiler. After the fit-on sleeve has been screwed into the fastening nut by way of a tool engaging in a hexagon socket, the adjusting cylinder is screwed by means of a threaded pin on the receiving element into the fit-on sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Klaus Hillgaertner
  • Publication number: 20060006694
    Abstract: For the fastening of an adjustable spoiler wing of a motor vehicle, a fastening element is provided which is fastened to the outer tube of an adjusting cylinder and consists of a receiving element with a fit-on sleeve fastened thereto, the fit-on sleeve having a sleeve part with an external thread which can be screwed into a fastening nut inside the spoiler. After the fit-on sleeve has been screwed into the fastening nut by way of a tool engaging in a hexagon socket, the adjusting cylinder is screwed by means of a threaded pin on the receiving element into the fit-on sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Publication date: January 12, 2006
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Klaus Hillgaertner
  • Publication number: 20040075284
    Abstract: A locking device for a vehicle door has a lock disposed between an inside panel and an outside panel of the vehicle door fastened to the inside panel, which lock has a release lever for eliminating the locking position of the lock. An outside operating mechanism acts upon the release lever by way of a force transmission element, the outside operating mechanism having a supporting part fastened to the interior side of the outside panel and a swivelable pull handle arranged on the exterior side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Klaus Hillgaertner
  • Patent number: 6598912
    Abstract: The actuating device for a hood should be designed in such a way that an actuation from the outside for misuse is not possible. For this purpose, the actuating device is equipped with a handle, in which a locking sensing device and a catch element, which is connected with a Bowden cable, are arranged. By pressing the locking sensing device in the direction of the catch element is created a rigid connection between the locking sensing device and the catch element. For this purpose, the actuating sensing device is equipped with a catch nose and the catch element with a catch recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Hillgaertner, Michael Hubmann
  • Publication number: 20020104400
    Abstract: The actuating device for a hood should be designed in such a way that an actuation from the outside for misuse is not possible. For this purpose, the actuating device is equipped with a handle, in which a locking sensing device and a catch element, which is connected with a Bowden cable, are arranged. By pressing the locking sensing device in the direction of the catch element is created a rigid connection between the locking sensing device and the catch element. For this purpose, the actuating sensing device is equipped with a catch nose and the catch element with a catch recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche
    Inventors: Klaus Hillgaertner, Michael Hubmann