Patents by Inventor Thorsten LEIM

Thorsten LEIM 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: 10654464
    Abstract: A method for compensation of a support torque at a combustion engine and transmission which provide an overlay of combustion engine and electric machine. The combustion engine, the electric machine, and a transmission gearset are connected with each other via a planetary gearset, which is positioned in front of a downstream transmission gearset. The invention concerns a transmission gearset of a three-shaft transmission, each with a transmission input shaft for the electric machine, and for the combustion engine, and an output shaft. For the connection or disconnection of the transmission input shaft of the electric machine while driving, the electric machine is used for the synchronization of the input shaft of the electric machine, and the created support torque at the combustion engine is determined, based on this support torque, to match a combustion engine torque and thus to compensate the support torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Johannes Glückler, Christian Mittelberger, Kai Bornträger, Andreas Heinzler, Jochen Breuer, Stefan Blattner, Thorsten Leim, Rick Hauschwitz
  • Publication number: 20190031016
    Abstract: A method for compensation of a support torque at a combustion engine and transmission which provide an overlay of combustion engine and electric machine. The combustion engine, the electric machine, and a transmission gearset are connected with each other via a planetary gearset, which is positioned in front of a downstream transmission gearset. The invention concerns a transmission gearset of a three-shaft transmission, each with a transmission input shaft for the electric machine, and for the combustion engine, and an output shaft. For the connection or disconnection of the transmission input shaft of the electric machine while driving, the electric machine is used for the synchronization of the input shaft of the electric machine, and the created support torque at the combustion engine is determined, based on this support torque, to match a combustion engine torque and thus to compensate the support torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Johannes GLÜCKLER, Christian MITTELBERGER, Kai BORNTRÄGER, Andreas HEINZLER, Jochen BREUER, Stefan BLATTNER, Thorsten LEIM, Rick HAUSCHWITZ
  • Publication number: 20150120156
    Abstract: A method of controlling a dual-clutch transmission having two partial transmissions that can be connected to a drive engine such that a target gear, in a respective load-free partial transmission to be engaged following the currently active gear, can be preselected. To reduce the energy consumption caused by transmission losses, the method includes the steps of: determining a possible target gear, determining overall transmission losses for both when a target gear is preselected, and when a target gear is not preselected, determining whether the overall transmission loss is greater when a target gear is preselected or when no gear is preselected, deciding whether a target gear should or should not be preselected using the overall transmission loss determined as a criterion, and implementing measures that correspond to the decision reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Thorsten Leim, Carolin Heller
  • Publication number: 20140097061
    Abstract: A device and a method for rapid disengagement of a clutch (2). The device has a mechanical transmission path (26) which is arranged between a clutch actuator (12) and a first clutch part and comprises a knee lever (4) which facilitates rapid disengagement of the clutch (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Kai BORNTRAEGER, Thorsten LEIM