Patents by Inventor Mathias Froeschle

Mathias Froeschle 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: 10239392
    Abstract: A cover (9) of a folding-top compartment in a cabriolet vehicle can be pivoted by way of links (10, 10) between a position in which the cover (9) covers the folding-top compartment and a position in which the cover (9) does not cover the folding-top compartment. The cover (9) has, at a distance from its pivoting connection, at least one first guide element (15), and on the body, there is provided at least one second guide element (18). During the transfer of the cover (9) into its closed position, the two guide elements (15, 18) interact, and guide the cover (9), as far as the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Samuel Diehl, Timo Czechtizky, Mathias Froeschle
  • Publication number: 20180201103
    Abstract: A cover (9) of a folding-top compartment in a cabriolet vehicle can be pivoted by way of links (10, 10) between a position in which the cover (9) covers the folding-top compartment and a position in which the cover (9) does not cover the folding-top compartment. The cover (9) has, at a distance from its pivoting connection, at least one first guide element (15), and on the body, there is provided at least one second guide element (18). During the transfer of the cover (9) into its closed position, the two guide elements (15, 18) interact, and guide the cover (9), as far as the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Samuel Diehl, Timo Czechtizky, Mathias Froeschle
  • Patent number: 9783031
    Abstract: A roof system (12) for a cabriolet vehicle (10) has a folding top (14) that is movable between a deployed position and a retracted position covered by a folding-top compartment lid (18). A side fin (16) is movable from a use position, in which the side fin (16) forms a rearward elongation of a support pillar (22), into a pivoted-away position, in which the side fin (16) is swiveled away from the folding-top compartment lid (18) about a swivel axis and into a pivoted-in position in which the side fin (16) is below the folding-top compartment lid (18). Movement of the side fin (16) away from the folding-top compartment lid (18) enables the side fin (16) to be positioned closer to or in the range of movement of the folding top (14) and the folding-top compartment lid (18) during movement between the deployed and retracted positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mathias Froeschle, Dietmar Stukowski
  • Publication number: 20160167497
    Abstract: A roof system (12) for a cabriolet vehicle (10) has a folding top (14) that is movable between a deployed position and a retracted position covered by a folding-top compartment lid (18). A side fin (16) is movable from a use position, in which the side fin (16) forms a rearward elongation of a support pillar (22), into a pivoted-away position, in which the side fin (16) is swiveled away from the folding-top compartment lid (18) about a swivel axis and into a pivoted-in position in which the side fin (16) is below the folding-top compartment lid (18). Movement of the side fin (16) away from the folding-top compartment lid (18) enables the side fin (16) to be positioned closer to or in the range of movement of the folding top (14) and the folding-top compartment lid (18) during movement between the deployed and retracted positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Mathias Froeschle, Dietmar Stukowski
  • Publication number: 20160031306
    Abstract: A cover (9) of a folding-top compartment in a cabriolet vehicle can be pivoted by way of links (10, 10) between a position in which the cover (9) covers the folding-top compartment and a position in which the cover (9) does not cover the folding-top compartment. The cover (9) has, at a distance from its pivoting connection, at least one first guide element (15), and on the body, there is provided at least one second guide element (18). During the transfer of the cover (9) into its closed position, the two guide elements (15, 18) interact, and guide the cover (9), as far as the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Samuel Diehl, Timo Czechtizky, Mathias Froeschle
  • Patent number: 8960766
    Abstract: A cabriolet vehicle has a top system (2) that can be stowed in a rear-end stowage compartment (7). The top system (2) is held in the stowage compartment (7) by a support with a hinge element (9) having a horizontally pivotable hinge arm (11) and a top bearing (8) integrated in the hinge arm (11). The hinge arm (11) has a drive device (12) actuable by a roof link (30) of the top system (2) and configured to pivot the hinge arm (11) about a vertical axis (10) from a folded-in rest position (R), in which the hinge arm (11) is oriented transversely in the vehicle (1), into a folded-out bearing position (A), in which the hinge arm (11) extends in the vehicle longitudinal direction and in which the top bearing (8) receives a support (14) of a roof element (5) of the top system (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mathias Froeschle, Florian Dahm
  • Patent number: 8944464
    Abstract: A motor vehicle has a cover module (4) formed from a brittle material and a rollover hoop (10) in a passive position below the cover module (4). The rollover hoop (10) moves to an active position in a rollover and breaks through at least the cover module (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Mathias Froeschle
  • Publication number: 20140339852
    Abstract: A cabriolet vehicle has a top system (2) that can be stowed in a rear-end stowage compartment (7). The top system (2) is held in the stowage compartment (7) by a support with a hinge element (9) having a horizontally pivotable hinge arm (11) and a top bearing (8) integrated in the hinge arm (11). The hinge arm (11) has a drive device (12) actuable by a roof link (30) of the top system (2) and configured to pivot the hinge arm (11) about a vertical axis (10) from a folded-in rest position (R), in which the hinge arm (11) is oriented transversely in the vehicle (1), into a folded-out bearing position (A), in which the hinge arm (11) extends in the vehicle longitudinal direction and in which the top bearing (8) receives a support (14) of a roof element (5) of the top system (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mathias Froeschle, Florian Dahm
  • Patent number: 8794691
    Abstract: A double buttress folding top has rear-side tensioning bows with two rearwardly directed U-shaped sections that are connected to each other via a central bow section. The tensioning bows tension the folding top cloth in the region of the buttresses. The folding top cloth is fastened to the tensioning bow. The tensioning bow bears from below against a folding top compartment cover and against edges of lateral body cutouts. The folding top compartment cover therefore has two lateral cutouts which, in the open position of the folding top, are closed by lateral flaps. The tensioning bow is of U-shaped design and, above a rear window, has a bow web to which the rear window is coupled in a hinged or pivotable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mathias Froeschle, Timo Czechtizky
  • Publication number: 20140167397
    Abstract: A motor vehicle has a cover module (4) formed from a brittle material and a rollover hoop (10) in a passive position below the cover module (4). The rollover hoop (10) moves to an active position in a rollover and breaks through at least the cover module (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Mathias Froeschle
  • Publication number: 20140008935
    Abstract: A folding top has a folding-top cloth with has fins that are directed toward a rear cover. The fins are arranged on the rear cover in a closed position of the folding top. The fins of the folding-top cloth are pivotable about an axis of rotation via laterally arranged fin links on the folding-top frame. The folding-top cloth can be moved from a braced position into an open position, and vice versa by an adjusting device between the rear cover and the fin link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Mathias Froeschle, Timo Czechtizky
  • Publication number: 20140008934
    Abstract: A double buttress folding top has rear-side tensioning bows with two rearwardly directed U-shaped sections that are connected to each other via a central bow section. The tensioning bows tension the folding top cloth in the region of the buttresses. The folding top cloth is fastened to the tensioning bow. The tensioning bow bears from below against a folding top compartment cover and against edges of lateral body cutouts. The folding top compartment cover therefore has two lateral cutouts which, in the open position of the folding top, are closed by lateral flaps. The tensioning bow is of U-shaped design and, above a rear window, has a bow web to which the rear window is coupled in a hinged or pivotable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Mathias Froeschle, Timo Czechtizky
  • Patent number: 8356837
    Abstract: A roll bar configuration for a motor vehicle has a cross-member and two roll bars which are mounted on the cross-member in respective pivot axes. The roll bars are each formed as a single part and so as to be stiff per se and can be shifted from a retracted inoperative position into an erected protective position about the pivot axes. The pivot axes are disposed—as seen in the direction of the width of the motor vehicle—at a distance from each other on the cross-member. The roll bar configuration, which takes up a small installation space in the direction of the vehicle height is distinguished in that the roll bars are arranged in the inoperative position—as seen in the vertical direction of the vehicle—level with the pivot axes or on the cross-member there above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Mathias Froeschle
  • Patent number: 8297393
    Abstract: A motor vehicle (2) has a roof (3) with two longitudinal roof members (4, 5). Side windows (9) are under longitudinal roof members (4, 5) and fins (12, 13) extend rearward of the longitudinal roof members (4, 5). An outer skin (16) of a rear deck lid (17) is arranged between the fins (12, 13). Air inlet openings (20, 21) are formed in outer sides of the fins (12, 13) adjacent to the side window (9) are connected by a two-channel air duct (23, 24) to an air outlet opening (25, 26) adjacent the outer skin (16) of the lid on the inner side (15) of the fin (12, 13) and to an assembly compartment (RA) for an assembly (AG) of the motor vehicle (2). A rear air deflection device (32) is arranged behind the air outlet opening (25, 26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mathias Froeschle, Grant Larson
  • Patent number: 8172307
    Abstract: A motor vehicle (2) has a roof (3) with two laterally spaced longitudinal roof members (4, 5) and side windows (9) under the longitudinal roof members (4, 5). Fins (4, 5) extend rearward from the longitudinal roof members (4, 5) and an outer skin (16) of a rear deck lid (17) is arranged between the fins (12, 13). Air inlet openings (20, 21) are formed on outer sides (14) of the fins (12, 13) adjacent the side windows (9). An air duct (23, 24) extends from the air inlet opening (20, 21) to an air outlet opening (25, 26) on the inner side (15) of the fin (12, 13). The outer skin (16) has at least one supply air inlet (28, 29) for an assembly of the motor vehicle (2) and a rear air deflection device (32) is arranged behind the supply air inlet (28, 29).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mathias Froeschle, Grant Larson
  • Publication number: 20110241326
    Abstract: A roll bar configuration for a motor vehicle has a cross-member and two roll bars which are mounted on the cross-member in respective pivot axes. The roll bars are each formed as a single part and so as to be stiff per se and can be shifted from a retracted inoperative position into an erected protective position about the pivot axes. The pivot axes are disposed—as seen in the direction of the width of the motor vehicle—at a distance from each other on the cross-member. The roll bar configuration, which takes up a small installation space in the direction of the vehicle height is distinguished in that the roll bars are arranged in the inoperative position—as seen in the vertical direction of the vehicle—level with the pivot axes or on the cross-member there above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Mathias Froeschle
  • Patent number: 7922234
    Abstract: A rear lid closes a rear compartment of a passenger vehicle. The rear lid, when fitted, is attached to the vehicle and is composed of an inner part and an outer part. The rear lid contains a spoiler device which can be displaced between an inoperative position and an operative position and interacts with an adjustment device. In order to simplify producibility of the rear lid, the inner part is formed by an assembly carrier which forms the supporting structure of the rear lid and to which at least the adjustment device of the spoiler device is fastened. The outer part is formed by the spoiler device and a panel device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
    Inventors: Mathias Fröschle, Markus Schulzki
  • Publication number: 20110001329
    Abstract: A motor vehicle (2) has a roof (3) with two laterally spaced longitudinal roof members (4, 5) and side windows (9) under the longitudinal roof members (4, 5). Fins (4, 5) extend rearward from the longitudinal roof members (4, 5) and an outer skin (16) of a rear deck lid (17) is arranged between the fins (12, 13). Air inlet openings (20, 21) are formed on outer sides (14) of the fins (12, 13) adjacent the side windows (9). An air duct (23, 24) extends from the air inlet opening (20, 21) to an air outlet opening (25, 26) on the inner side (15) of the fin (12, 13). The outer skin (16) has at least one supply air inlet (28, 29) for an assembly of the motor vehicle (2) and a rear air deflection device (32) is arranged behind the supply air inlet (28, 29).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: DR. ING. H.C.F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Mathias Froeschle, Grant Larson
  • Publication number: 20110000727
    Abstract: A motor vehicle (2) has a roof (3) with two longitudinal roof members (4, 5). Side windows (9) are under longitudinal roof members (4, 5) and fins (12, 13) extend rearward of the longitudinal roof members (4, 5). An outer skin (16) of a rear deck lid (17) is arranged between the fins (12, 13). Air inlet openings (20, 21) are formed in outer sides of the fins (12, 13) adjacent to the side window (9) are connected by a two-channel air duct (23, 24) to an air outlet opening (25, 26) adjacent the outer skin (16) of the lid on the inner side (15) of the fin (12, 13) and to an assembly compartment (RA) for an assembly (AG) of the motor vehicle (2). A rear air deflection device (32) is arranged behind the air outlet opening (25, 26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: DR. ING. H.C.F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Mathias Froeschle, Grant Larson
  • Patent number: 7850223
    Abstract: A folding top for a vehicle comprises a roof frame which comprises at least one front frame part and one rear frame part, a top cloth and a frame link, which is coupled kinematically to the roof frame, for moving the roof frame from a storage position, in which the top is put away in a receiving space, into a closed position, in which the top spans a passenger compartment. The top cloth is at least partially connected laterally to the frame link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
    Inventor: Mathias Fröschle