Patents by Inventor Timo Czechtizky

Timo Czechtizky 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: 20220136312
    Abstract: An engine hood drive for an engine hood system of a motor vehicle includes a drive unit for delivering a torque at a predetermined adjusting angle between a passive position and an active position. A drive lever is connected in a torque-transmitting manner to the drive unit for pivoting between the passive position and the active position and which has an actuating end. A driving slot has a guide receiver for the actuating end of the drive lever. The driving slot is pivotable about a flap hinge for an engine hood at a predetermined flap angle between a closed position and an open position. The driving slot is transferrable in the direction of the open position as a result of a pivoting movement of the drive lever from the direction of the passive position in the direction of the active position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Timo Czechtizky
  • Patent number: 11077738
    Abstract: A vehicle component (1) has a lid (2) for closing a trunk (102). The lid (2) has an air duct opening (3) for letting in and/or letting out an air flow to or from an air duct (4). The air duct opening (3) has a visual screen installation (5) with two visual screen elements (15, 25) formed with passage openings (6). The passage openings (6) are disposed to be mutually offset so that a view into the air duct opening (3) is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Timo Czechtizky
  • Publication number: 20190143791
    Abstract: A vehicle component (1) has a lid (2) for closing a trunk (102). The lid (2) has an air duct opening (3) for letting in and/or letting out an air flow to or from an air duct (4). The air duct opening (3) has a visual screen installation (5) with two visual screen elements (15, 25) formed with passage openings (6). The passage openings (6) are disposed to be mutually offset so that a view into the air duct opening (3) is restricted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventor: Timo Czechtizky
  • Patent number: 10239392
    Abstract: A cover (9) of a folding-top compartment in a cabriolet vehicle can be pivoted by way of links (10, 10) between a position in which the cover (9) covers the folding-top compartment and a position in which the cover (9) does not cover the folding-top compartment. The cover (9) has, at a distance from its pivoting connection, at least one first guide element (15), and on the body, there is provided at least one second guide element (18). During the transfer of the cover (9) into its closed position, the two guide elements (15, 18) interact, and guide the cover (9), as far as the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Samuel Diehl, Timo Czechtizky, Mathias Froeschle
  • Patent number: 10118587
    Abstract: A hinge apparatus (1) for a front hood (2) of a motor vehicle has an integrated pedestrian protection that includes a hood-side fastening arrangement (4) articulated to a body-side fastening arrangement (6) via a link arrangement (5) that has a stop link (50). The hood-side fastening arrangement (4) has a hinge upper part (40) and a coupling (41), and the body-side fastening arrangement (6) has a lock (60) that acts on the coupling (41) to lock the hood (2) in a normal state and to unlock it by a pyrotechnical actuator (9) that acts on the lock (60) and the stop link (50). The pyrotechnical actuator (9) has a piston rod (90) and an ignition in a housing (92). A free end (91) of the piston rod (90) is articulated on the lock (60), and an opposite end (93) of the housing (92) is articulated on the stop link (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: DE. ING H.C.F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Timo Czechtizky
  • Publication number: 20180201103
    Abstract: A cover (9) of a folding-top compartment in a cabriolet vehicle can be pivoted by way of links (10, 10) between a position in which the cover (9) covers the folding-top compartment and a position in which the cover (9) does not cover the folding-top compartment. The cover (9) has, at a distance from its pivoting connection, at least one first guide element (15), and on the body, there is provided at least one second guide element (18). During the transfer of the cover (9) into its closed position, the two guide elements (15, 18) interact, and guide the cover (9), as far as the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Samuel Diehl, Timo Czechtizky, Mathias Froeschle
  • Publication number: 20180022311
    Abstract: A hinge apparatus (1) for a front hood (2) of a motor vehicle has an integrated pedestrian protection that includes a hood-side fastening arrangement (4) articulated to a body-side fastening arrangement (6) via a link arrangement (5) that has a stop link (50). The hood-side fastening arrangement (4) has a hinge upper part (40) and a coupling (41), and the body-side fastening arrangement (6) has a lock (60) that acts on the coupling (41) to lock the hood (2) in a normal state and to unlock it by a pyrotechnical actuator (9) that acts on the lock (60) and the stop link (50). The pyrotechnical actuator (9) has a piston rod (90) and an ignition in a housing (92). A free end (91) of the piston rod (90) is articulated on the lock (60), and an opposite end (93) of the housing (92) is articulated on the stop link (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventor: Timo Czechtizky
  • Publication number: 20160031306
    Abstract: A cover (9) of a folding-top compartment in a cabriolet vehicle can be pivoted by way of links (10, 10) between a position in which the cover (9) covers the folding-top compartment and a position in which the cover (9) does not cover the folding-top compartment. The cover (9) has, at a distance from its pivoting connection, at least one first guide element (15), and on the body, there is provided at least one second guide element (18). During the transfer of the cover (9) into its closed position, the two guide elements (15, 18) interact, and guide the cover (9), as far as the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Samuel Diehl, Timo Czechtizky, Mathias Froeschle
  • Patent number: 9102219
    Abstract: A wind deflector (1) for a roof opening of a motor vehicle has a receptacle (4) and a first deployable segment (2). A four-bar linkage connection is configured by two links (5, 6) between the first deployable segment (2) and the receptacle (4). Each link (5, 6) is connected pivotally at one of its end regions (7) to the first segment (2) and at the receptacle (4). A second segment (3) is arranged substantially parallel to the first segment (2) and is connected pivotally to the two links (5, 6) in each case in a central region (8) of the links (5, 6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Timo Czechtizky
  • Publication number: 20150108795
    Abstract: A wind deflector (1) for a roof opening of a motor vehicle has a receptacle (4) and a first deployable segment (2). A four-bar linkage connection is configured by two links (5, 6) between the first deployable segment (2) and the receptacle (4). Each link (5, 6) is connected pivotally at one of its end regions (7) to the first segment (2) and at the receptacle (4). A second segment (3) is arranged substantially parallel to the first segment (2) and is connected pivotally to the two links (5, 6) in each case in a central region (8) of the links (5, 6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Timo Czechtizky
  • Patent number: 8794691
    Abstract: A double buttress folding top has rear-side tensioning bows with two rearwardly directed U-shaped sections that are connected to each other via a central bow section. The tensioning bows tension the folding top cloth in the region of the buttresses. The folding top cloth is fastened to the tensioning bow. The tensioning bow bears from below against a folding top compartment cover and against edges of lateral body cutouts. The folding top compartment cover therefore has two lateral cutouts which, in the open position of the folding top, are closed by lateral flaps. The tensioning bow is of U-shaped design and, above a rear window, has a bow web to which the rear window is coupled in a hinged or pivotable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mathias Froeschle, Timo Czechtizky
  • Publication number: 20140008934
    Abstract: A double buttress folding top has rear-side tensioning bows with two rearwardly directed U-shaped sections that are connected to each other via a central bow section. The tensioning bows tension the folding top cloth in the region of the buttresses. The folding top cloth is fastened to the tensioning bow. The tensioning bow bears from below against a folding top compartment cover and against edges of lateral body cutouts. The folding top compartment cover therefore has two lateral cutouts which, in the open position of the folding top, are closed by lateral flaps. The tensioning bow is of U-shaped design and, above a rear window, has a bow web to which the rear window is coupled in a hinged or pivotable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Mathias Froeschle, Timo Czechtizky
  • Publication number: 20140008935
    Abstract: A folding top has a folding-top cloth with has fins that are directed toward a rear cover. The fins are arranged on the rear cover in a closed position of the folding top. The fins of the folding-top cloth are pivotable about an axis of rotation via laterally arranged fin links on the folding-top frame. The folding-top cloth can be moved from a braced position into an open position, and vice versa by an adjusting device between the rear cover and the fin link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Mathias Froeschle, Timo Czechtizky
  • Patent number: 8490508
    Abstract: A folding-top drive has a motor (13) that transmits forces to a first gear (14) and then to a folding-top linkage via a second gear (15). The first gear (14) and a guide (23) are pivoted to a housing (19) and a spring (22) acts on the guide (23). The first gear is guided on the guide (23) so that the guide (23) can be moved automatically with the first gear (14) counter to the force of the spring (22) from a first position where the gears (14, 15) engage to a second position where the gears (14, 15) are disengaged if a force on the first gear exceeds a defined limit. Additionally, the spring (22) can move the guide (12) automatically with the first gear (14) from the second position to the first position if the force on the first gear falls below the defined limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignees: Dr. Ing. H.C.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft, Magna Car Top Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Timo Czechtizky, Horst Schmidt, Holger Engbers
  • Publication number: 20110113904
    Abstract: A folding-top drive has a motor (13) that transmits forces to a first gear (14) and then to a folding-top linkage via a second gear (15). The first gear (14) and a guide (23) are pivoted to a housing (19) and a spring (22) acts on the guide (23). The first gear is guided on the guide (23) so that the guide (23) can be moved automatically with the first gear (14) counter to the force of the spring (22) from a first position where the gears (14, 15) engage to a second position where the gears (14, 15) are disengaged if a force on the first gear exceeds a defined limit. Additionally, the spring (22) can move the guide (12) automatically with the first gear (14) from the second position to the first position if the force on the first gear falls below the defined limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicants: DR. ING. H.C.F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, MAGNA CAR TOP SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Timo Czechtizky, Horst Schmidt, Holger Engbers
  • Patent number: 7600805
    Abstract: An anchoring configuration for a rear end section of a top cloth. The anchoring configuration has a fastening strip, which can be connected by a first strip section to the top cloth and by a second strip section releasably to a body element of a convertible. The fastening strip is of a flexible construction at least in some regions, and has a water collecting profile which runs in a transverse direction of the convertible and is disposed below the rear end section of the top cloth. In order to simplify the anchoring configuration, the first strip section of the fastening strip is configured as the water collecting profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
    Inventors: Mathias Fröschle, Timo Czechtizky
  • Publication number: 20080061589
    Abstract: An anchoring configuration for a rear end section of a top cloth. The anchoring configuration has a fastening strip, which can be connected by a first strip section to the top cloth and by a second strip section releasably to a body element of a convertible. The fastening strip is of a flexible construction at least in some regions, and has a water collecting profile which runs in a transverse direction of the convertible and is disposed below the rear end section of the top cloth. In order to simplify the anchoring configuration, the first strip section of the fastening strip is configured as the water collecting profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Applicant: DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Mathias Froschle, Timo Czechtizky
  • Patent number: 7025413
    Abstract: A flap plate is provided on a draft deflector which can be swung out in a forward area of a vehicle roof opening. For operating the flap plate from an inoperative position into an operative position, an adjusting device is provided in the case of which a traction cable controlling the flap plate can be brought into a dead center position in which the drive of the traction cable is relieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Timo Czechtizky
  • Patent number: 6945595
    Abstract: An air guiding device for a vehicle sliding roof is arranged on a draft deflector and comprises essentially a holding section as well as an adjoining wing which protrudes to the outside in an operative position and is bent in an inoperative position. The holding section of the air guiding element is clampingly held in a transverse slot of the draft deflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Kurt Pfertner, Gunnar Wilke, Timo Czechtizky
  • Publication number: 20050104419
    Abstract: A flap plate is provided on a draft deflector which can be swung out in a forward area of a vehicle roof opening. For operating the flap plate from an inoperative position into an operative position, an adjusting device is provided in the case of which a traction cable controlling the flap plate can be brought into a dead center position in which the drive of the traction cable is relieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventor: Timo Czechtizky