Patents by Inventor Philipp Kellner

Philipp Kellner 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: 20240051466
    Abstract: A motor vehicle having a cargo space and a cargo space well bounding the cargo space, wherein the cargo space well includes at least two tray parts and a frame structure connected to the tray parts. The respective tray part includes a floor section and at least one side wall section extending from the floor section, wherein the tray parts are arranged in such a way that the floor sections overlap in the region of their main expansion surfaces. The side wall sections of the tray parts circumferentially bound the cargo space, wherein adjacent side wall sections of the tray parts are connected to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Philipp Kellner, Scally Rommelfanger
  • Patent number: 11888137
    Abstract: A high-voltage battery having a plurality of battery modules, coolant-carrying heat sinks for cooling the battery modules, a coolant supply line for supplying the coolant to the heat sinks via supply connections and discharge connections for discharging the coolant from the heat sinks to a coolant discharge line. In this high-voltage battery, the supply connections and the discharge connections respectively form a coolant distributor. The respective coolant distributor is connected to the heat sinks of the respective battery module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Philipp Kellner, Sascha Mostofi, Christopher Volkmer, Dieter Schiebel, Immanuel Vogel, Adrian Starczewski
  • Patent number: 11872899
    Abstract: A traction battery system of an electrically operable motor vehicle is configured in the form of an underfloor battery and has at least one first battery module and one second battery module. The traction battery system includes a battery assistant module that is designed for operating the battery modules. The battery modules and the battery assistant module, which have an assistant module housing, are oriented in series in relation to one another in the direction of a body longitudinal axis of a motor vehicle body, and can be arranged between a first sill and a second sill of the body. The battery assistant module has a load-transmitting element for transmitting forces acting on side elements of the body, which load-transmitting element extends from the first sill to the second sill in the direction of a body transverse axis of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventors: Philipp Kellner, Christopher Volkmer, Max Falk, Ilija Brandic
  • Patent number: 11872897
    Abstract: An electric vehicle has longitudinal sills, arranged on both sides of the electric vehicle, and a traction battery, arranged between the sills, for driving the electric vehicle. The traction battery has a device for degassing the traction battery in the case of a thermal event. A duct for carrying gas during degassing of the traction battery is formed in the electric vehicle between at least one of the longitudinal sills and the traction battery. An electric vehicle of this kind ensures increased occupant protection and increased component protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventors: Philipp Kellner, Sascha Mostofi, Christopher Volkmer
  • Publication number: 20230411776
    Abstract: A traction battery of an electrically or semi-electrically driven vehicle includes one or more cooperating battery modules, in which a respective plurality of chambers are provided for receiving one or more cell stacks from a respective plurality of battery cells. The battery module is configured as a hollow profile, which includes the respective plurality of chambers separated from one another by intermediate walls and running parallel in a longitudinal direction of the hollow profile, into which chambers the cell stacks can be inserted. The hollow profile is sealed at both ends with a respective lid spanning end-side opening cross-sections of all chambers. End sections of the intermediate walls reaching to the opening cross-section are sealed with a separate sealing component against an inside of the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Philipp KELLNER, Christopher VOLKMER, Immanuel VOGEL, Marco AUGUSTDOERFER, Sascha MOSTOFI
  • Publication number: 20230378581
    Abstract: A traction battery of an electrically or semi-electrically driven vehicle includes several battery modules arranged one behind the other in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle. Each of the battery modules extends in a transverse direction of the vehicle between a left and a right vehicle longitudinal support, as well as a central battery control device connected to the battery modules. Each of the battery modules includes on its two opposing front faces a connection region with an electrical connector configured for electrical contacting. The traction battery includes, in the region of each of the two front faces of the battery modules, at least one respective busbar, which extends transversely to the connection regions and parallel to one of the vehicle longitudinal members and is configured so as to electrically connect at least some of the battery modules to one another and/or to the central battery control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Philipp Kellner, Christopher Volkmer
  • Publication number: 20230373285
    Abstract: A battery system (20) has first and second battery module assemblies (31, 32), a conduction housing (40), a terminal box (50), and a power electronics housing (60). The first and second battery module assemblies (31, 32) are spaced from one another so that two footwells (35, 36) are formed between the first battery module assembly (31) and the second battery module assembly (32). A first section (42) of the conduction housing (40) extends between the footwells (35, 36). A power electronics (61) is provided in the power electronics housing (60). The terminal box (50) comprises at least a first terminal (51) for a first consumer (91). First conductors (41) are provided in the conduction housing (40) and electrically interconnect the first battery module assembly (31), the second battery module assembly (32), at least a first terminal (51), and the power electronics (61).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Christopher Volkmer, Philipp Kellner
  • Publication number: 20230378598
    Abstract: A motor vehicle has an electric drive unit, an electrical energy reservoir, and a degassing device. The electrical energy reservoir includes a housing having an internal space and having at least one battery cell arranged therein. The degassing device includes at least one degassing channel, which is fluidly connected to the internal space of the electrical energy reservoir and to the external environment. The at least one degassing channel is formed by channel walls defining the path of the degassing channel. The channel walls are configured such the degassing channel has a meandering path formed due to a plurality of channel deflections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sascha Mostofi, Philipp Kellner, Christopher Volkmer, Simon Frieß
  • Patent number: 11811033
    Abstract: A battery arrangement for a motor vehicle, with a battery which has a battery housing and a plurality of battery cells. The battery cells are arranged in the battery housing. A protective plate is arranged at least on one side of the battery. A damage detection apparatus has a damage indicator. The damage indicator is arranged on the protective plate. The damage indicator is embedded into the protective plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventors: Philipp Kellner, Teiwen Fehse, Christopher Volkmer, Dominik Klaiber, Ralf Keller, Maximilian Müller
  • Publication number: 20230327281
    Abstract: A battery system (102) has a battery cell (104) arranged in a housing (106). The battery protection plate (108) is arranged outside of the housing (106) and a channel (112) is arranged between a wall (110) of the housing (106) and the battery protection plate (108). The battery system (102) further includes a degassing port (114) arranged in the wall (110). A fire protection component (116) is arranged in or on a portion (118) of the battery protection plate (108) facing the channel (112) and in a position opposite the degassing port (114). A vehicle (100) with the battery system (102) also is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Philipp Kellner, Christoper Volkmer, Simon Friess
  • Publication number: 20230327280
    Abstract: A motor vehicle having an electrical energy reservoir with a battery housing having at least one fluid outflow opening. An underride protection plate is arranged below the electrical energy reservoir. At least a first flow channel is configured between the battery housing and the underride protection plate. At least a second flow channel is configured within the underride protection plate. The underride protection plate includes at least one inflow opening to the at least one second flow channel and at least one outflow opening from the at least one second flow channel. The at least one fluid outflow opening of the battery housing communicates with the at least one inflow opening by way of the at least one first flow channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Philipp Kellner, Christopher Volkmer, Simon Frieß
  • Publication number: 20230327234
    Abstract: A battery device for a motor vehicle, in particular an electric motor vehicle, having at least two battery cells and a power bus, which are arranged in an interior of a battery housing and can be temperature-controlled by a flowable coolant arranged in the interior. In an intermediate space between the battery cells, the power bus and a deflector element are arranged, wherein the deflector element includes at least one passage opening for the coolant, which passage opening is arranged in such a way that coolant flowing through the passage opening flows along the power bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Philipp Kellner, Christopher Volkmer, Markus Göhring
  • Patent number: 11780310
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a traction battery module which has a hermetically sealed module housing in which at least one cell stack pair including a left-hand-side and a right-hand-side cell stack including, in each case, at least two battery cells is accommodated. The traction battery module is arranged in the vehicle floor and extends symmetrically in relation to the vehicle center (M) in the vehicle transverse direction (X). The traction battery module has a bottom wall in a horizontal plane. A gas space is formed in the module housing in the vehicle center (M) and between the left-hand-side cell stack and the right-hand-side cell stack with respect to the vehicle transverse direction (X). The module bottom wall has a degassing element centrally in the vehicle in the region of the gas space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Philipp Kellner, Sascha Mostofi, Christopher Volkmer, Immanuel Vogel, Adrian Starczewski, Dieter Schiebel, Ralf Keller, Maximilian Müller
  • Publication number: 20230318131
    Abstract: A traction battery for an electric vehicle includes a battery housing, in which a plurality of battery cells is arranged; a cooling system for cooling the battery cells by way of a cooling fluid; a degassing opening, through which, in a case of damage, a gas escaping at least one battery cell can escape the battery housing; and a cooling element, which is arranged in the degassing opening and is configured such that the cooling fluid of the cooling system flows through it in the event of damage. The cooling element is connected in parallel to the cooling system via at least one valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Philipp Kellner, Sascha Mostofi, Christopher Volkmer, Gabriel Dilmac
  • Publication number: 20230311632
    Abstract: A vehicle substructure for a motor vehicle driven at least semi-electrically including at least one chassis auxiliary frame for a rear axle chassis and a battery system arranged in a forward travel direction in front of the chassis auxiliary frame with a battery support structure for receiving at least one battery device. The battery support structure is connected to the body. A mounting carrier serves to transfer a load from the chassis auxiliary frame into the battery support structure in a crash event. The mounting carrier is suitable and configured so as to fixedly connect the chassis auxiliary frame and the battery system to one another prior to being installed in the vehicle, thereby providing a pre-mounting assembly. The mounting carrier can be downwardly disengaged from the chassis auxiliary frame and the battery system after the marriage has been established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Philipp Kellner, Andreas Munzert, Christopher Volkmer, Sebastian Ortmann
  • Patent number: 11777159
    Abstract: A traction battery module for a vehicle, with a battery housing, the battery housing having a preferably extruded housing part with hollow chambers formed in it, which extend alongside one another along a central longitudinal direction and are open at the ends. The hollow chambers respectively define a cooling channel. At least one cooling connection adapter is provided, having a non-circular outer circumferential surface in an insertion portion and having been introduced or pressed at the end into one of the hollow chambers with an inner circumferential surface corresponding to the outer circumferential surface of the insertion portion. A pressing engagement is formed, at least in certain portions, between the outer circumferential surface and the inner circumferential surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventors: Philipp Kellner, Christopher Volkmer, Sascha Mostofi, Dieter Schiebel
  • Patent number: 11764420
    Abstract: A battery module (1) for an electric vehicle has battery cells (3) stacked behind one another to form a battery cell package (4) in a multipart battery module housing (2). An end plate (5) is on an end of the battery cell package (4). The battery module housing (2) has a central portion (6) and a housing end plate (7) at an end of the central portion (6). A gap (9) between the battery cell package (4) and an inner surface of the central portion (6) is filled with a thermally conductive medium. The end plate (5) has a spraying point (11) for introducing the thermally conductive medium and a distribution channel (10) for guiding the thermally conductive medium from the spraying point (11) into spaces between the battery cell package (4) and the inner surface of the central portion (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Dr. Ing h. c. F. Porsche AG
    Inventors: Sascha Mostofi, Philipp Kellner
  • Publication number: 20230286396
    Abstract: A motor vehicle, in particular with an electric drive, having a battery system and an underride protection plate. The underride protection plate is arranged in the motor vehicle at least in sections under the battery system. The battery system includes a battery module, which includes a first wall in a first region of the battery system and a second wall in a second region of the battery system. The underride protection plate is formed in such a way that the underride protection plate directly or indirectly abuts the battery system in the first region and in the second region at least in sections, and, between the first region and the second region, forms a first section of a gas channel between the battery system and the underride protection plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2023
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralf Keller, Gabriel Dilmac, Philipp Kellner, Christopher Volkmer, Simon Frieß, Salvatore Maltisotto, Sascha Mostofi, Frederik Roost
  • Publication number: 20230286595
    Abstract: A vehicle, in particular having an electric drive, wherein the vehicle includes a battery system and an underride protection plate. The underride protection plate is arranged in the vehicle at least partially under the battery system. A gas channel is configured between the battery system and the underride protection plate. The underride protection plate includes at least one bulkhead having a first edge, at which the bulkhead is attached to the underride protection plate. The bulkhead extends from the first edge in the direction of the battery system to a second edge. The bulkhead at least partially forms a part of the gas channel. The bulkhead is configured so as to be foldable in the event of an upwards mechanical load on the underride protection plate at the first edge or between the first edge and the second edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2023
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Philipp Kellner, Christopher Volkmer, Simon Frieß
  • Patent number: 11753077
    Abstract: A partial body for an at least part-electrically operated motor vehicle includes a first receiving portion for a traction battery and a second receiving portion for an electric drive unit. The receiving portions are arranged behind one another with respect to a vehicle longitudinal direction and are arranged at least partially at the same height with respect to a vehicle vertical direction. Here, a body transverse wall, which is of double-walled design at least in certain portions and which extends in the vehicle vertical direction and vehicle transverse direction, is arranged between the first and second receiving portion such that, in the event of an accident-induced displacement of the drive unit in the direction of the traction battery. The drive unit can be supported on the body transverse wall in a targeted manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventor: Philipp Kellner