Patents by Inventor Michael TRÜBENBACH

Michael TRÜBENBACH 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: 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: 10759265
    Abstract: A transmission having five planetary gearsets and seven shift elements for achieving various ratios between drive and output shafts. A forward gearset has three shafts. Two intermediate gearsets have four shafts. Two main gearsets have at least four shafts. Depending on the shift states of the second and third shift elements, the forward gearset can generate two rotational speeds at the output side, which transfer from a forward gearset shaft to an intermediate gearset shaft. Depending on the shift states of the first to fifth shift elements, the intermediate gearset can generate eight rotational speeds at the output side, which pass from another intermediate gearset shaft to a main gearset shaft. Depending on the shift states of the seven shift elements, the main gearset can generate up to fourteen forward and two reverse gears at the output side, which are transferred by another main gearset shaft to the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Peter Ziemer, Kai Bornträger, Christoph Margraf, Stefan Brom, Andreas Beisswenger, Michael Trübenbach, Johannes Glückler
  • 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: 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: 20200079206
    Abstract: A transmission having five planetary gearsets and seven shift elements for achieving various ratios between drive and output shafts. A forward gearset has three shafts. Two intermediate gearsets have four shafts. Two main gearsets have at least four shafts. Depending on the shift states of the second and third shift elements, the forward gearset can generate two rotational speeds at the output side, which transfer from a forward gearset shaft to an intermediate gearset shaft. Depending on the shift states of the first to fifth shift elements, the intermediate gearset can generate eight rotational speeds at the output side, which pass from another intermediate gearset shaft to a main gearset shaft. Depending on the shift states of the seven shift elements, the main gearset can generate up to fourteen forward and two reverse gears at the output side, which are transferred by another main gearset shaft to the output shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Peter ZIEMER, Kai BORNTRÄGER, Christoph MARGRAF, Stefan BROM, Andreas BEISSWENGER, Michael TRÜBENBACH, Johannes GLÜCKLER
  • Publication number: 20200040968
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle which has a transmission input (GW1-A), a transmission output (GW2-A), five planetary gear sets (P1, P2, P3, P4, P5) and six shifting elements (B1, B2, K1, K2, K3, B3). By selectively actuating the six shifting elements (B1, B2, K1, K2, K3, B3), ten forward gears and one reverse gear can be selected between the transmission input (GW1-A) and the transmission output (GW2-A). Further, the drive train is typically incorporated into a motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan BECK, Johannes KALTENBACH, Michael WECHS, Michael TRÜBENBACH, Kai BORNTRÄGER, Johannes GLÜCKLER, Jens MORAW, Gerhard NIEDERBRUCKER, Peter ZIEMER
  • Publication number: 20190193560
    Abstract: An auxiliary power take-off assembly (32) for a transmission (6) of a motor vehicle (2) having a torque converter (8). A driveshaft (30) is permanently connected to a drive motor (4), via the pump shaft (24) of the torque converter (8). In addition, the auxiliary power take-off assembly (32) has a transmission drive chain which includes at least a drive input element (34) and a drive output element (42) connected to an additional assembly (66) to be driven, and a shifting element (64, 68). The shifting element (64, 68) is functionally arranged between the driveshaft (30) and the drive input element (34) of the transmission chain for the optionally connecting the driveshaft (30) to the drive input element (34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Michael TRÜBENBACH, Michael PREUß, Patrick KNIESS
  • Publication number: 20180339586
    Abstract: A planetary-stage automatic transmission with a transmission housing which has a first region in which a transmission input shaft is positioned, a transmission output shaft and a plurality of planetary-stages for the creation of different gear ratios. A hydrodynamic startup has a turbine wheel and connects an engine to the transmission input shaft of the planetary-stage automatic transmission. A power take-off assembly comprises a drive wheel and is positioned in a second region in the transmission housing, between the hydrodynamic startup and the first region which accommodates the planetary-stages. The turbine wheel is connected with the drive wheel of the power take-off assembly. A rotational speed sensor is positioned in the second region of the transmission housing for detecting the rotational speed of the transmission input shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventor: Michael TRÜBENBACH