Patents by Inventor Robert Reiser

Robert Reiser 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: 20200346652
    Abstract: A method for operating a hybrid drive train of a motor vehicle includes: starting the motor vehicle solely with the aid of an electric machine; engaging a torque converter lockup clutch for rotationally fixing an impeller of a torque converter to a turbine wheel of the torque converter, wherein the turbine wheel is rotationally fixed to the electric machine; and engaging a clutch in order to drivingly connect the impeller to a motor vehicle drive unit, in order to start the motor vehicle drive unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Florian PETRICH, Robert REISER, Oliver ANGELE
  • Publication number: 20200271213
    Abstract: A shaft (W) for a motor vehicle transmission (G) may have axial bore holes positioned within the shaft and configured to guide fluid within the shaft. The shaft may have first, second, and third axial sections (W1, W2, W3), the second axial section being axially between the first and third axial sections. Fluid enters the axial bore holes in the second axial section and exits the axial bore holes in the first and third axial sections. One of the axial bore holes (B2; B1, B1a) is arranged, at least partially, in the first axial section and is radially spaced from an axis of rotation (WA) of the shaft. Another of the axial bore holes (B1RS; B_SE5, B3a) is arranged, at least partially, in the third axial section. The one of the axial bore holes (B2; B1, B1a) is coaxial with the other of the axial bore holes (B1RS; B_SE5, B3a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Christoph Margraf, Carl Schilling, Martin Brehmer, Oliver Angele, Manuel Steinmann, Sebastian Freis, Stefan Benz-Breitweg, Robert Reiser, Christian Staiger, Felix Fink, Tamas Gyarmati
  • Publication number: 20200247229
    Abstract: A hybrid drive module (1) for a motor vehicle includes a housing (GG), a torque converter (TC), and an electric machine with a rotor (R) and a stator (S). The rotor (R) is arranged on a rotor carrier (RT), which is fixedly connected to a hub (N). The hub (N) is rotatably supported via at least one first bearing (L1) and is supported in radial and axial directions against a bearing shield (LS). The hub (N) is rotationally fixed to a converter housing (TCH) of the torque converter (TC) via a rivet joint (RI) or a screw connection. A drive train for a motor vehicle including such a hybrid drive module (1) is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Riedisser, Robert Reiser, Gerald Viernekes, Jürgen Dacho, Thomas Bauer, Monika Rössner, Stephan Stroph, Linus Eschenbeck, Christopher Allnoch, Erwin Wack, Mario Kensy, Peter Frey, Christian Wickel, Michael Wirachowski
  • Publication number: 20200063375
    Abstract: The invention relates to supporting a switch rail of a switch having a projecting leaf spring which can be pretensioned to the switch rail and on which the switch rail is displaceably arranged. Low friction and easy adaptation to the mounting position is possible in that the leaf spring is adjustably arranged in its longitudinal direction in a guide body which can be fastened to the stock rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Georg REISER, Rudolf REISER, Michael KAINZ, Robert KOLLOUCH
  • Publication number: 20190039447
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle includes an input shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2), a differential gear (AG), an interface (IF) to a transmission-external drive unit, an electric machine (EM) with a rotationally fixed stator (S) and a rotary rotor (R), a plurality of planetary gear sets (PS, PV), and a plurality of shift elements (A, B, C, D, E). The electric machine (EM) is arranged at an axial end of the transmission (G) which is positioned opposite the interface (IF) to the transmission-external drive unit. An area (X) directly adjacent to the differential gear (AG) is configured for accommodating a joint (GL) of a motor vehicle side shaft (DS) and is arranged completely or at least in part in an installation space radially outside the electric machine (EM).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Ziemer, Peter Tiesler, Andreas Beisswenger, Robert Reiser
  • Patent number: 8556010
    Abstract: A drive unit includes an internal combustion engine with a driven shaft, a transmission with an input shaft, and an electric machine arranged between the internal combustion engine and the transmission and comprising a stator and a rotor which can be coupled at least indirectly to the driven shaft of the internal combustion engine and to the transmission input shaft in order to transmit torque. The drive unit includes a clutch arranged in the torque transmission path between the internal combustion engine and the transmission. To facilitate the decoupling of rotational irregularities occurring in the drivetrain of the hybrid vehicle the drive unit has a first torsional damper and a second torsional damper, and at least the rotor of the electric machine is arranged within a torque transmission path formed between the torsional dampers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Angelika Ebert, Wolfgang Grosspietsch, Robert Reiser, Heinz Bertels, Andreas Ratte, Alexander Markow
  • Publication number: 20110088958
    Abstract: A drive unit includes an internal combustion engine with a driven shaft, a transmission with an input shaft, and an electric machine arranged between the internal combustion engine and the transmission and comprising a stator and a rotor which can be coupled at least indirectly to the driven shaft of the internal combustion engine and to the transmission input shaft in order to transmit torque. The drive unit includes a clutch arranged in the torque transmission path between the internal combustion engine and the transmission. To facilitate the decoupling of rotational irregularities occurring in the drivetrain of the hybrid vehicle the drive unit has a first torsional damper and a second torsional damper, and at least the rotor of the electric machine is arranged within a torque transmission path formed between the torsional dampers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Angelika EBERT, Wolfgang GROSSPIETSCH, Robert REISER, Heinz BERTELS, Andreas RATTE, Alexander MARKOW
  • Patent number: 7905787
    Abstract: A drive system for a motor vehicle comprises a drive unit with a drive shaft and a torque-transmitting assembly, which is to be connected on the drive side to the drive shaft for rotation in common around an axis of rotation (A) and which is to be connected on the takeoff side to a gearbox. The drive-side connection is accomplished by means of an axial plug-in connection arrangement, and the torque-transmitting assembly is supported in at least one axial direction on the gearbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Peter Frey, Michael Kühner, Alexander Markow, Michael Heuler, Martin Grumbach, Bernhard Sich, Robert Reiser, Peter Hammer
  • Publication number: 20080179155
    Abstract: A drive system for a motor vehicle comprises a drive unit with a drive shaft and a torque-transmitting assembly, which is to be connected on the drive side to the drive shaft for rotation in common around an axis of rotation (A) and which is to be connected on the takeoff side to a gearbox. The drive-side connection is accomplished by means of an axial plug-in connection arrangement, and the torque-transmitting assembly is supported in at least one axial direction on the gearbox.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Peter Frey, Michael Kuhner, Alexander Markow, Michael Heuler, Martin Grumbach, Bernhard Sich, Robert Reiser, Peter Hammer
  • Patent number: 3934366
    Abstract: A system for producing a variety of static multicolor light displays includes a plurality of different colored translucent image-producing elements. A light source is positioned to direct light through the image-producing elements and onto a display surface. The image-producing elements are three-dimensional and positionable to produce a variety of different static visual and aesthetic displays. The image producing elements are detachably held in position, against a base which may comprise all or part of the display surface. To provide the capability of vertically suspending the system, like a painting, the elements may be held in position by magnetic force or means such as pegs as mechanical interlocks or adhesives. Such means, or others, such as weights, may be employed for systems positioned horizontally. The light source may be attached to the base to provide a self-contained unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Inventor: Robert Reiser