Patents by Inventor Peter Ziemer

Peter Ziemer 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: 10766350
    Abstract: A transmission for a motor vehicle having an input shaft, an output shaft, a plurality of planetary gear sets, a plurality of shift elements, and an electric machine arranged axially parallel to the input shaft and operatively connected to the input shaft with a constant transmission ratio via a spur gear drive or a flexible traction drive mechanism. Various gear steps are formable between the input shaft and the output shaft through the planetary gear sets by selectively engaging shift elements of the plurality of shift elements. An actuating element of one of the plurality of shift elements is arranged, at least partially, radially within an element of the spur gear drive or the flexible traction drive mechanism arranged coaxially to the input shaft, and together with the spur gear drive or the flexible traction drive mechanism in a plane orthogonal to an axis of rotation of the input shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Peter Ziemer, Michael Roske, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Thomas Rosemeier, Raffael Kuberczyk
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10730381
    Abstract: A transmission for a motor vehicle having an input shaft, an output shaft, first, second, and third planetary gear sets, a plurality of shift elements, and an electric machine arranged axially parallel to the input shaft and operatively connected to the input shaft with a constant transmission ratio via a spur gear drive or a flexible traction drive mechanism. Various gear steps are formable between the input shaft and the output shaft through the planetary gear sets by selectively engaging shift elements of the plurality of shift elements. Elements of the third planetary gear set are arranged, at least partially, radially within an element of the spur gear drive or of the flexible traction drive mechanism arranged coaxially to the input shaft, and together with the spur gear drive or the flexible traction drive mechanism in a plane oriented orthogonally to the axis of rotation of the input shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Peter Ziemer, Michael Roske, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Thomas Rosemeier, Raffael Kuberczyk
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10634219
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle includes an input shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2), three planetary gear sets (P1, P2, P3), as well as four shift elements (B1, K1, K2, K3). By selective engagement of the four shift elements (B1, K1, K2, K3) in pairs, six forward gears (1-6) are shiftable between the input shaft (GW1) and the output shaft (GW2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Viktor Warth, Uwe Griesmeier, Martin Brehmer, Peter Ziemer, Johannes Kaltenbach, Stefan Beck, Raffael Kuberczyk, Michael Wechs, Stephan Scharr, Eckehard Münch, Bernd Knöpke, Matthias Horn, Jens Moraw, Julian King, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Gerhard Niederbrucker
  • Patent number: 10632835
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle comprising an upstream gear set (VRS), a main gear set (HRS) with a total of four shafts (W1, W2, W3, W4) referred to in order of rotational speeds as first, second, third and fourth shafts, an electric machine (EM), and at least five shift elements (A, B, C, E, F), the selective pairwise closure of which realizes at least eight selectable forward gear ratios (G1-G8) between a drive shaft (GW1) and an output shaft (GW2) of the transmission (G). The upstream gear set (VRS) provides a rotational speed at a fifth shaft (W5) increased relative to the rotational speed of the drive shaft (GW1), in a fixed transmission ratio with respect to the drive shaft (GW1). The main gear set (HRS) is a stepped planetary gear set (PS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Peter Ziemer, Stefan Beck, Martin Brehmer, Matthias Horn, Johannes Kaltenbach, Julian King, Bernd Knöpke, Jens Moraw, Eckehard Münch, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Stephan Scharr, Viktor Warth, Michael Wechs, Uwe Griesmeier, Raffael Kuberczyk
  • Patent number: 10605337
    Abstract: A transmission for a motor vehicle wherein the drive shaft (An) is rotationally fixedly connectable by the first shift element (K1) to the first shaft (1) and by the second shift element (K2) to the second shaft (2). The second shaft (2) is rotationally fixedly connectable by the fifth shift element (B2) to the housing (3). The third shaft (4) is rotationally fixedly connected to the third gear set element of the second planetary gear set (RS2) and to the first gear set element of the third planetary gear set and is rotationally fixedly connectable by the sixth shift element (B1) to the housing (3). The second gear set element of the third planetary gear set (RS3) is rotationally fixedly connected to the output shaft (Ab), and the third gear set element of the third planetary gear set (RS3) is rotationally fixedly connected to the second shaft (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Max Bachmann, Martin Brehmer, Anton Fritzer, Suryanto Hendrawan, Matthias Horn, Johannes Kaltenbach, Raffael Kuberczyk, Jens Moraw, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Martin Rattay, Matthias Reisch, Wolfgang Rieger, Thomas Rosemeier, Lara Ruth Turner, Michael Roske, Viktor Warth, Bernd Unseld, Michael Wechs, Peter Ziemer
  • Patent number: 10598259
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transmission (G) for a motor vehicle, wherein the transmission (G) comprises an input shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2), three planetary gear sets (P1, P2, P3), as well as at least five shift elements (B1, K1, K2, K3, K4), wherein, by means of selective engagement of the at least five shift elements (B1, K1, K2, K3, K4), seven forward gears (1 to 7) can be selected between the input shaft (GW1) and the output shaft (GW2), and a drive train for a motor vehicle comprising such a transmission (G).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Viktor Warth, Uwe Griesmeier, Martin Brehmer, Peter Ziemer, Johannes Kaltenbach, Stefan Beck, Raffael Kuberczyk, Michael Wechs, Stephan Scharr, Eckehard Münch, Bernd Knöpke, Matthias Horn, Jens Moraw, Julian King, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Gerhard Niederbrucker
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10570995
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle includes a drive shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2), a first and a second planetary gear set (P1, P2), and a first, second, third, fourth and fifth shift element (04, 13, 14, 26, 36). Six forward gear ratios (1-6) between the drive shaft (GW1) and the output shaft (GW2) are engagable through selective pairwise closure of the five shift elements (04, 13, 14, 26, 36) and rotationally fixed immobilization of the sun gear (E11) of the first planetary gear set (P1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Michael Wechs, Martin Brehmer, Johannes Kaltenbach, Eckehard Münch, Viktor Warth, Julian King, Jens Moraw, Stephan Scharr, Matthias Horn, Uwe Griesmeier, Peter Ziemer, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Bernd Knöpke, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Raffael Kuberczyk
  • Patent number: 10570994
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle includes an input shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2), three planetary gear sets (P1, P2, P3), and four shift elements (B1, K1, K2, K3). By selective engagement of the four shift elements (B1, K1, K2, K3) in pairs, six forward gears (1-6) are shiftable between the input shaft (GW1) and the output shaft (GW2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Viktor Warth, Uwe Griesmeier, Martin Brehmer, Peter Ziemer, Johannes Kaltenbach, Stefan Beck, Raffael Kuberczyk, Michael Wechs, Stephan Scharr, Eckehard Münch, Bernd Knöpke, Matthias Horn, Jens Moraw, Julian King, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Gerhard Niederbrucker
  • Publication number: 20200056680
    Abstract: A multi-speed transmission having drive and output shafts, front-mounted planetary gearsets, rear-mounted planetary gearsets and six shift elements. Selective engagement of shift elements selectively renders a drive shaft speed and speeds generated in the front gearsets for achieving a reverse gear and twelve forward gears via the rear gearsets transmissible as an output speed to the output shaft. Four shift elements are assigned to the front gearsets and two are assigned to the rear gearsets. At least one front gearset is rigidly connected to an element of the rear gearsets, resulting in six different output speeds of the front gearsets being transmissible to the rear gearsets. If normalized to the drive shaft input speed, one output speed is smaller than 0, three output speeds are between 0 and 1, one output speed is equal to 1 and one output speed is greater than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Peter ZIEMER, Kai BORNTRÄGER, Christoph MARGRAF, Andreas BEISSWENGER, Stefan BROM
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10533643
    Abstract: A transmission for a motor vehicle wherein the drive shaft (An) is rotationally fixedly connectable by the first shift element (K3) to the first shaft (1) and the first shaft is rotationally fixedly connectable by the second shift element (B2) to the housing (2). A sun gear of the first planetary gear set (RS1) is rotationally fixedly connectable by the third shift element (K2) to the drive shaft (An). A carrier of the first planetary gear set (RS1) is rotationally fixedly connected to the output shaft (Ab) and to a ring gear of the second planetary gear set (RS2). A ring gear of the first planetary gear set (RS1) is rotationally fixedly connected to the second shaft (3), wherein the second shaft (3) is rotationally fixedly connectable by the fourth shift element (B1) to the housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Max Bachmann, Martin Brehmer, Anton Fritzer, Suryanto Hendrawan, Matthias Horn, Johannes Kaltenbach, Raffael Kuberczyk, Jens Moraw, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Martin Rattay, Matthias Reisch, Wolfgang Rieger, Thomas Rosemeier, Lara Ruth Turner, Michael Roske, Viktor Warth, Bernd Unseld, Michael Wechs, Peter Ziemer
  • Publication number: 20200001697
    Abstract: A transmission has an input shaft, an output shaft coaxial to the input shaft, an intermediate shaft, a differential gear, and only one electric machine for driving a hybrid vehicle. The rotational axes of the input shaft, the intermediate shaft, the differential gear, and a rotor of the electric machine are axially parallel. The differential gear includes torque-transmitting interfaces to drive shafts connected to driving wheels of the hybrid vehicle. Torque is transmitted between the output shaft and the differential gear via the intermediate shaft. The rotor is permanently connected, via a constant gear ratio, to either the input shaft or a further shaft of the transmission. The rotational axis of the intermediate shaft is arranged spatially below a connection line between the rotational axes of the input shaft and the differential gear, and the rotational axis of the rotor is arranged spatially above the connection line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Oliver Bayer, Martin Brehmer, Leschek Debernitz, Christian Michel, Fabian Kutter, Peter Ziemer
  • Patent number: 10495187
    Abstract: A transmission includes a drive shaft, an output shaft, three planetary gear sets, and five shift elements, the first and second planetary gear sets are negative or minus gear sets. The third planetary gear set comprises three elements. The drive shaft is connected to the first element. A ring gear of the first planetary gear set is connected to the second element. The drive shaft is connectable to a sun gear of the first planetary gear set through the first shift element. The third element is rotationally fixable through the second shift element. The sun gear of the second planetary gear set is rotationally fixable through the third shift element. The planetary carrier of the second planetary gear set is rotationally fixable through the fourth shift element. The drive shaft is connectable to the planetary carrier of the second planetary gear set through the fifth shift element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Michael Roske, Raffael Kuberczyk, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Bernd Unseld, Thomas Rosemeier, Peter Ziemer
  • Patent number: 10480641
    Abstract: A system for locking and releasing a shifting position of a shifting element that is hydraulically actuatable by an actuating pressure is provided. The shifting element is arranged coaxially with a transmission shaft. The system includes a stop valve. The stop valve is subjectable to a control pressure that is separate from the actuating pressure of the shifting element. The stop valve is arranged radially inside the shifting element in the transmission housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Peter Ziemer, Josef Haupt, Christoph Margraf, Markus Herrmann, Thilo Schmidt, Ulrich Doerr, Christian Sibla, Stefan Beck, Maik Wiesner, Stefan Brom
  • Publication number: 20190346025
    Abstract: A transmission for a motor vehicle has a transversely oriented drive train, a first planetary gear set, a second planetary gear set, a first brake, a first clutch, and a second clutch. The first clutch is operatively connected to a first element of the first planetary gear set, the second clutch is operatively connected to at least one element of the second planetary gear set, and the first brake is operatively connected to a second element of the first planetary gear set. The first and second clutches are axially between the first and second planetary gear sets and directly next to each other, with the second clutch being directly adjacent to the second planetary gear set. The first planetary gear set is axially furthest from a face end of the transmission having a transmission-external drive unit interface. The first brake is at least partially radially outside the second clutch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Ziemer, Martin Brehmer, Leschek Debernitz, Oliver Bayer, Fabian Kutter, Christian Michel
  • Patent number: 10427515
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle having an input shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2), three planetary gear sets, and six shift elements. By engaging the second shift element (06), the second element (E21) of the first planetary gear set (P1) is rotationally fixable. By engaging the third shift element (07), the first element (E11) of the first planetary gear set (P1) is rotationally fixable. By engaging the fourth shift element (14), the input shaft (GW1) is connectable to the second element (E22) of the second planetary gear set (P2). By engaging the fifth shift element (15), the input shaft (GW1) is connectable to the first element (E12) of the second planetary gear set (P2). By engaging the sixth shift element (57), the first element (E12) of the second planetary gear set (P2) is connectable to the first element (E11) of the first planetary gear set (P1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Matthias Horn, Martin Brehmer, Johannes Kaltenbach, Julian King, Jens Moraw, Eckehard Münch, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Stephan Scharr, Viktor Warth, Michael Wechs, Peter Ziemer, Uwe Griesmeier, Raffael Kuberczyk