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Recent patent applications related to Continental Automotive Gmbh. Continental Automotive Gmbh is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Continental Automotive Gmbh may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Continental Automotive Gmbh, we're just tracking patents.

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 new patent  Transmitter-receiver device connectable to a communications network by a can-type or flexray-type bus

Disclosed is an electronic transmitter-receiver device for integrating into an electronic module connected to a communication network by a bus, the bus being of the can or flexray type, the electronic transmitter-receiver device including a receiving assembly (r) and a control part (d) which are configured so as to allow switching from a can operating mode to a flexray operating mode of the device, and vice versa, without needing to change the electronic component.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

 new patent  Method for detecting a dsrc signal in a motor vehicle

The application relates to a device and to a method for detecting a dedicated short range communication (dsrc) signal (c2c-201) in a motor vehicle (201; 202), in particular having a module (c2x-syst, det) comprising a “c2x” communication system and/or “car2car” communication system (c2x-syst) of a motor vehicle (201), wherein after amplitude demodulation (adm) of a received (ant) signal (c2c-201), one or more properties (e1-e7) of the received (ant) signal (c2c-201) are examined by a protocol detector (up).. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

 new patent  Cooling device, method for producing a cooling device and power circuit

A cooling device includes an aluminum heat sink and at least one nickel sheet segment. The nickel sheet segment is connected to the aluminum heat sink by a solder layer. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

 new patent  Trailer mode blind spot sensor

A sensing system of a vehicle includes a rear view mirror coupled to a body of the vehicle and movable between a first position and a second position. The system also includes a proximity sensor coupled to the vehicle. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

 new patent  Method and apparatus for glare detection

A glare detection apparatus for detection of at least one glare region within an image includes a processing unit configured to aggregate image pixels of the image having a high luminance intensity to bright image areas within the image and to calculate for image pixels around each bright image area gradients expected in case of a glare and actual gradients and configured to increase a glare diameter of a glare region around the respective bright image area as long as the calculated actual gradients match the calculated expected gradients.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

 new patent  Method for producing an electro-optical interface, electro-optical interface, and control unit

A method for producing a lateral connection of an electro-optical interface is specified. In the method, a printed circuit board having a non-curved center plane is provided. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

 new patent  Fuel injector, method for ascertaining the position of a movable armature, and motor control

A fuel injector for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle. The fuel injector including the following: (a) a pole piece, (b) an armature which can be moved along a movement axis, (c) a coil and (d) a permanent magnet, wherein the movable armature has at least one electrically insulating element which is designed to reduce eddy currents in the armature, and wherein the permanent magnet is fitted such that it generates a magnetic field which produces a force which acts on the armature in the direction of the pole piece. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

 new patent  Solenoid valve for a fuel injection system, and high pressure fuel pump

There is disclosed a solenoid valve for a fuel injection system, in which solenoid valve a closing element which interacts with a valve seat in order to close and open the solenoid valve is actuated by a control pin, the control pin being formed by way of a solenoid plunger. Furthermore, a high pressure fuel pump is disclosed which has a solenoid valve of this type.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

 new patent  Method and control device

Example embodiments relate to a method and a control unit, wherein a drive system having an electric machine and having an internal combustion engine with at least a first cylinder and a crankshaft is provided. A fuel feed to at least the first cylinder of the internal combustion engine is deactivated, wherein the electric machine is coupled fixedly in terms of torque to the internal combustion engine. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

 new patent  Method and device for determining a model of flowrate through a valve

Disclosed are a method and device for determining a model of flowrate for a valve, including: instantiation of the model initially equal to an approximate model; choosing flowrate setting; determination of an initial command corresponding to the flowrate setting by the model; application of the initial command to the valve; observation of a discrepancy indicative of a difference between the flowrate setting and a flowrate achieved; if the discrepancy is not zero, application of a correction to the initial command, and return to the application step; if the discrepancy is zero, correction of the model by replacing, for the flowrate setting, the initial command by the corrected command, where the flowrate passing through the valve ends up in a combustion engine admission collector including a small-area controller regulating the flowrate of air admitted, and where the discrepancy of the observation step is the deviation of the small-area controller.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

 new patent  Exhaust-gas turbocharger having a wastegate device

The invention relates to an exhaust-gas turbocharger for an internal combustion engine (1), having a turbine (2), having a compressor wheel (4), which is connected to said turbine by means of a shaft, and having a wastegate device (8), which wastegate device has a wastegate actuator (5), has a wastegate drive shaft (7) rotatable about an axis of rotation (6), and has a flap (20a, 20b, 20c, 20d, 20e, 20f, 20g) which is fastened to said drive shaft and which is pivotable about the axis of rotation and which has a covering surface (9) for potentially opening up and closing off a wastegate opening (10a), wherein the wastegate flap and the wastegate opening (10a) that can be closed off by means of said wastegate flap are designed in such a way that the distance between the center of area (11, 1a) of the covering surface (9), which covers the wastegate opening, of the wastegate flap and the axis of rotation (6) is smaller than the radius of a circular surface of equal surface area.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

 new patent  Method for detecting a torque control defect of an electric motor of a power-steering system of a motor vehicle

Disclosed is a method for detecting a fault in an electric motor of a power-assisted steering system of an automobile vehicle. The method notably includes a step for: determination of a residual direct sinusoidal voltage and of a residual quadrature sinusoidal voltage based on the measured direct sinusoidal current, on the estimated direct sinusoidal current, on the measured quadrature sinusoidal current and on the estimated quadrature sinusoidal current; and detection of a fault when the difference between the value of the residual direct sinusoidal voltage and its moving average is greater than a first threshold and/or when the difference between the value of the quadrature sinusoidal voltage and its moving average is greater than a second threshold.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

Combiner head-up display

A combiner head-up display (hud) system is provided. The combiner hud system includes a combiner mirror, a combiner holder configured to support the combiner mirror, a combiner housing configured to house the combiner holder, and a linear slide rail supported by the combiner housing. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

Transparent display with a controllable masking display

A transparent display for a vehicle that includes a self-emissive display with an electronically adjustable brightness and a masking display with an electronically adjustable absorption. The masking display is arranged back-to-back with the self-emissive display. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180188128

Method for calibrating a torque sensor arranged in the drivetrain of a motor vehicle

The invention relates to a method for calibrating a torque sensor which is arranged in the drivetrain of a motor vehicle. In order to specify a method for calibrating a torque sensor which is arranged in the drivetrain of a motor vehicle, which method is less complex and therefore more cost-effective, firstly the uncalibrated torque sensor is arranged in the fully completed drivetrain in the motor vehicle and subsequently a first known value for a torque is applied to the drivetrain of the motor vehicle and then a second known value for a torque is applied to the drivetrain of the motor vehicle and the first output signal which is generated by the torque sensor is assigned to the first known value for a torque and the second output signal which is generated by the torque sensor is assigned to the second known value for a torque, the torque sensor being calibrated in the fully completed drivetrain of the motor vehicle in this way.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180187792

Valve

The invention relates to a valve for opening and closing a flow path, comprising a drive motor, comprising a valve disk, comprising a valve tappet and comprising a transmission device for converting rotational movement of the drive motor into translatory movement of the valve disk, wherein the valve disk is connected to the valve tappet and is able to be moved by way of movement of the valve tappet, wherein the transmission device is formed from flexible elements and at least one toothed segment which is mounted so as to be rotatable about an axis of rotation, wherein only tensile forces are able to be transmitted by the flexible elements, and wherein the toothed segment is able to be at least partially wrapped around by the flexible elements by way of rotational movement.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180187616

Method and device for actuating a piezo actuator of an injection valve of a fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine

The invention relates to a method and a device for actuating an injection valve, which has a piezo actuator and a nozzle needle, of a fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine, in which method a control unit, in a manner dependent on a setpoint stroke height of the piezo actuator in successive injection cycles, outputs a control signal for changing the actual stroke height of the piezo actuator, characterized in that the control unit changes the setpoint stroke height of the piezo actuator, for compensation of the temperature dependency of the capacitance of the piezo actuator, in a manner dependent on the temperature of said piezo actuator.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180490

Temperature measuring device

Temperature measuring device for measuring the temperature of a member, the member including a component controlled by a control signal, active at most during at least one limited activity interval, and transmitted to the component via two wires, a temperature probe connected to the two wires, in parallel with the component, and a diode, connected between a terminal of the component and a terminal of the probe connected to the same wire, in order to allow the passage of a current in the component only in a first direction, the temperature measurement being performed by a current flowing in a second direction, opposite to the first direction, outside of the activity interval.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180094

Method for mounting a rolling bearing unit on the rotor of a turbocharger

A method for mounting a rolling bearing arrangement onto a rotor and into the bearing housing of a turbocharger is provided. The method includes inserting a component, which is deformable under the exertion of pressure, into the intermediate space between two rolling bearings of the rotor assembly. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180010

Precise determination of the electrical resistance of a fuel injector having a solenoid drive

The invention relates to a method for determining an electrical resistance value for a fuel injector having a solenoid drive. The method comprises the following: (a) applying a voltage pulse to the solenoid drive of the fuel injector, (b) sensing a temporal progression of the current intensity of a current (i) flowing through the solenoid drive, (c) calculating a series of linked fluxes (Ψ) as a function of current intensity (i), wherein each linked flux (Ψ) is calculated on the basis of the temporal progression of voltage and current intensity (i) and on the basis of a hypothetical resistance value from a series of hypothetical resistance values, and (d) selecting one of the hypothetical resistance values as a determined resistance value on the basis of an analysis of the calculated series of linked fluxes (Ψ). ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180008

High-pressure fuel pump

The invention relates to a high pressure fuel pump (10) comprising a housing (12) and a flange (14) by means of which the housing (12) can be fastened to an engine block or cylinder head, the flange (14) being formed of at least two flange parts (26) that are separate from the housing (12) and are separated from each other, and that overlap mutually in the fastened state of the housing (12).. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180179983

Control method for controlling an injector valve in a fuel injection system, and fuel injection system

The disclosure relates to a control method for controlling at least one injector valve in a fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine. An opening time of the injector valve is selected such that, in a fault situation in the fuel injection system, an opening time of the injector valve is situated in a pressure valley of a pressure oscillation prevailing in a high-pressure region of the fuel injection system.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180179980

Method and device for determining the minimum hydraulic injection interval of a piezo-servo injector

A method and a device for determining the minimum hydraulic injection interval of a piezo-servo injector are described. The closing time of the nozzle needle of the injector is determined on the basis of the characteristic pressure profile in the control spring chamber of the injector. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180178630

Method for heating, and heating system

A method for heating the interior of a motor vehicle and a heating system are described. In the method, electrical energy stored or generated in the motor vehicle or electrical energy fed from an external energy source is fed to an electrothermal transducer and is converted there to thermal energy, which is supplied to a carrier medium for the thermal energy. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180175683

Rotor for a permanent-magnet excited electrical machine

The disclosure relates to a rotor for a permanently excited electric machine. The rotor includes a holding pocket which is formed by a cutout of the rotor and which is designed to receive a permanent magnet. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180174947

Power electronics assembly including a circuit carrier

A circuit carrier for holding at least one electrical power component is disclosed. The circuit carrier including a heat sink for holding and for cooling the power component. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180174375

Cloud-based fuel quality recording and fuel station selection system, and method of utilizing same

A system and method for selecting a fueling station for vehicle refueling, including receiving fuel information from a remote device corresponding to one or more fueling stations near a vehicle; upon the vehicle travelling to a selected one of the one or more fueling stations, setting a flag to a value based upon a fuel grade of fuel used to refuel the vehicle at the selected one of the one or more fueling stations; and capturing location information for at least one of the vehicle and the selected one of the one or more fueling stations. Subsequent to refueling at the selected one of the one or more fueling stations, the method further includes determining fuel information of the fuel used to refuel the vehicle; and sending the flag, the fuel information of the fuel used to refuel the vehicle, and the captured location information to the remote device.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180174277

Static soiling detection and correction

A method and device for detecting image artifacts. Pixel transition values of camera images are computed in a first direction by comparing intensity differences between neighboring pixels with an upper threshold and a lower threshold and setting a corresponding pixel transition value. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180172992

Motion transfer mechanism for a combiner heads up display including double locking pin

A combiner heads-up (hud) display assembly having a motion transfer mechanism, where the combiner hud assembly includes a housing, a plurality of linkage members disposed in the housing, an actuator disposed in the housing and connected to one of the plurality of linkage members, and a bracket connected to one of the plurality of linkage members. A display device, such as a combiner mirror, is connected to the bracket. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180172553

Dew point activation method for exhuast gas sensors

An emission control system, such as an emission control system for a diesel engine, which includes both a nox sensor and an electrostatic particulate matter (epm) sensor, and uses the signal from the epm sensor to determine when it is safe to activate and heat up the nox sensor after engine ignition. This is performed as soon as moisture clears the exhaust, without having to wait any additional time as a safety factor to maximize the reliability of the nox sensor against damage from water thermal shock. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180171956

Method for cleaning injectors of a direct-injection controlled-ignition engine

In a method of cleaning injectors of a direct-injection controlled-ignition engine, while idling, maximum fuel pressure to be injected for cleaning is calculated, by executing for at least one predetermined engine operating speed an iterative loop. During each loop the injected fuel pressure value increases and the injection time corresponding to the increased pressure is determined, selecting for each operating speed a cleaning pressure equal either to the maximum fuel pressure to which an injection time greater than the calibrated minimum injection time determined for the operating speed corresponds or to a maximum limit pressure corresponding to a given calibrated pressure for the engine/injectors system. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180171952

High-pressure fuel pump

The present disclosure relates to high-pressure fuel pumps and the teaching may be applied to pumps in which a pump piston, by means of which a fuel is acted on with a high pressure, is guided in a guiding sleeve. In some embodiments, a high-pressure fuel pump may include: a housing having a housing recess; a pump piston for pressurizing a fuel; and a guiding sleeve arranged in the housing recess and guiding the pump piston. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180171950

High-pressure fuel pump

The present disclosure relates to fuel systems. Some embodiments of the teachings may include a fuel pump comprising: a pump piston having a longitudinal centerline; a camshaft with at least one cam; a roller tappet arranged between the pump piston and the cam; and a tappet body and a roller rotatably held on the roller tappet. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180171941

Sensor device for determining a displacement of a shaft

The present disclosure relates to sensor devices and the teachings may be applied to a sensor for determining a displacement of a shaft along its longitudinal axis. In some embodiments, a sensor device may include a sensor unit and a detection element. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180171923

Operating method for operating a fuel injection system and fuel injection system

Embodiments relate to an operating method for operating a fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine, wherein, upon a detection of a fault in the fuel injection system, and wherein a predefined pressure is overshot in a high-pressure region of the fuel injection system, an overrun mode of the internal combustion engine is deactivated, such that the internal combustion engine is operated exclusively in an injection mode.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180171920

Method for monitoring the working operation of a piezo injector

A piezo-driven fuel injector is modeled by measuring the actuation current and the actuation voltage of the piezo injector, transforming the actuation current and the actuation voltage into the frequency domain, forming a complex conductance from the actuation current transformed into the frequency domain and the actuation voltage transformed into the frequency domain, and determining one or more parameters of the piezo injector from the complex conductance. Once the complex conductance is determined it is used to detect a fault in the piezo injector.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180171888

High pressure gas phase injector

An injector, including: a moveable armature having a bore and upper and lower control surfaces; a lower housing including a bore and upper and lower stationary control surfaces; and a flow geometry defined along an exterior of the armature. The armature includes a transverse flow path fluidly coupled with the armature bore and the flow geometry. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180170382

Predictive powertrain limits strategy for autonomous/automated driving vehicle

An expanded powertrain interface and strategy for an autonomous driving controller to control powertrain torque (or vehicle acceleration/deceleration) capability at the current operating point, in addition to capability for subsequent operating points at a future time based on predictive assessment of powertrain energy management, subsystem contraints/limits, and capability in the future. The powertrain interface and strategy applies to a vehicle with electrified powertrain control (hybrid electric vehicle (hev) or pure battery electric vehicle (bev)) with an autonomous driving (ad) capability (either full or semi-automated driving). ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180170254

Method and device for controlling a lamp for ambient light in an interior space of a vehicle

The disclosure relates to a method for controlling a lamp for ambient light in an interior space of a vehicle, wherein an intensity of the ambient light is adjusted dependent on an intensity of light striking on a front of the vehicle such that the intensity of the ambient light increases when the intensity of the light striking on the front of the vehicle increases. The disclosure relates further to a corresponding device for controlling a lamp for ambient light in an interior space of a vehicle.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180170150

Device and method for air-conditioning a motor vehicle

The present invention relates to a device for air conditioning a motor vehicle, wherein the device comprises: an interface apparatus which is configured to make available an evaluation of a surrounding area of the motor vehicle in the form of climatic ambient data from outside the motor vehicle and to transfer the ambient data to a backend; an air conditioning apparatus which is configured to air condition at least part of a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle using a predetermined quantity of energy; and a control apparatus which is configured to determine an operating strategy for the air conditioning apparatus and to optimize the determined operating strategy on the basis of a profile, received from the backend of the climatic ambient data.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180167059

Method for synchronising commutated control circuits controlled by pwm control signals

Disclosed is a method for synchronising at least one slave control circuit, controlled by a slave control signal having pulse width modulation, with a master control circuit, controlled by a master control signal having pulse width modulation, including the following steps: the master control circuit emitting a synchronisation signal indicating a master edge of an electrical quantity; the slave control circuit receiving the synchronisation signal; measuring a delay between a slave edge of the same electrical quantity and the master edge of the electrical quantity; time-shifting the slave control signal so as to reduce the delay; and repeating the measurement step until the delay is eliminated.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180165523

Determination of low image quality of a vehicle camera caused by heavy rain

A method for detecting heavy rain in images includes providing a series of images as input information, the images relating to a scene external to a vehicle viewed through a pane of the vehicle. A measure of blur is evaluated in an area of interest in the images. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180163657

Pressure determination in a fuel injection valve

The invention provides a device and a method for determining a pressure of a fuel (19) which is to be injected into a combustion chamber (23) via a controllable closure element (11) of a solenoid valve (1), wherein the method comprises: generating a current flow (i) through a coil (3) of the solenoid valve (1) in order to generate a magnetic field, in order to generate a magnetic force acting on an armature (9), which magnetic force shifts the armature (9) in the direction of the opening of the closure element (11), determining a magnitude of a magnetic flux (Ψ) of the magnetic field before or when a first state (i) at which the armature starts to shift the closure element is reached, and determining a magnitude of the pressure on the basis of the determined magnitude of the magnetic flux.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180160257

Method for configuring devices and corresponding devices

A method for configuring a first device 1 by means of a second device 2 comprises the following steps: detection s11 of an active nfc device by means of an nfc module 12, in the passive nfc mode, of the first device 1. If the active nfc device is the second device 2, outputting s12 of status feedback by the first device 1 by means of its nfc module 12 in the passive nfc mode. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180159404

Air-cooled electric motor with a parallel circuit of two fan wheels

An air-cooled electric motor having a parallel circuit of two fan wheels is discloses. The electric motor includes a belt tensioner attached on a fixed bearing side of the electric motor, an inverter housing arranged on a floating bearing side of the electric motor, and a fan system having a first fan wheel on the floating bearing side and a second fan wheel on the fixed bearing side. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180158335

Enhanced sound generation for quiet vehicles with vehicle-to-vehicle communication capabilities

Two or more quiet vehicles traveling together sense each other and communicate to each other the condition of the respective drivers of the vehicles and announce their presence to pedestrians and other motorists using noise sounds. The characteristics of the emitted sounds are selected according to a level of threat presented by the quiet vehicles.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180158172

Head-up display

The present disclosure relates to a head-up display with image distortion for a vehicle, which has an image signal source, an image distorter, a display unit and a mirror unit. According to the disclosure, the image signal source has a common output for image signals and configuration information, and the image distorter has a common input for image signals and configuration information.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180156154

Method for identifying faulty components of a fuel injection system

A method for identifying faulty components of a fuel injection system is disclosed, wherein a secondary injection is performed individually by each injector during a test routine, after the secondary injection several predefined parameters of the fuel injection system are determined, and a combined assessment of the determined parameters is used to draw conclusions about whether or not components of the fuel injection system are faulty.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180156153

Method for determining a reference current value for actuating a fuel injector

A method for determining a reference current value for actuating a fuel injector, comprising a solenoid drive, for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle is described. The method comprises the following: (a) acquiring a multiplicity of current profiles with repeated actuation of the fuel injector, wherein each current profile has a temporal progression of the current strength of a current flowing through the solenoid drive, and wherein each actuation of the fuel injector comprises the following steps: (aa) applying a boost voltage to the solenoid drive of the fuel injector until the current strength of the current flowing through the solenoid drive reaches a first predetermined value, (ab) waiting for the current strength to reach a second predetermined value during a first free-wheeling phase, (ac) applying the boost voltage to the solenoid drive again until the current strength reaches the first predetermined value, and (ad) waiting for the current strength to reach the second predetermined value during a second free-wheeling phase, wherein the first predetermined value is varied for each actuation, the method also comprising (b) determining a multiplicity of magnetic flux profiles, wherein each magnetic flux profile corresponds to one of the multiplicity of acquired current profiles, and (c) selecting the reference current value on the basis of an analysis of the associated current profiles and magnetic flux profiles.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180154725

Air spring hanging piston bearing

An air spring assembly for a vehicle having a damper body which is decoupled from a piston, allowing the damper to rotate freely without inducing torsion into the piston. The air spring assembly includes a damper body, and a decoupling mechanism connected to the damper body, where a portion of the decoupling mechanism surrounds the damper body. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180154724

Air spring standing piston bearing

An air spring assembly for a vehicle having a damper body decoupled from a piston, allowing the damper to rotate freely without inducing torsion into the piston. The air spring assembly includes a damper body, where part of the damper body is disposed in a piston, and a decoupling mechanism connected to the damper body. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180150776

Generating predictive information associated with vehicle products/services

Methods and systems include receiving vehicle data that is associated, at least in part, with one or more vehicle-related products/services. One or more predictions that are associated with the one or more vehicle-related products/services are determined. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180150430

Integrated circuit for operating on a bus, and method for operating the integrated circuit

An integrated circuit includes a reception port an address port, and a memory with a number of memory sections for storing activation information. The number of memory sections is equal to the number, encodable by the address port, of activatable integrated circuits that are operable over a common bus. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180149543

Method for checking the plausibility of the function of a pressure sensor

A method according to the invention for checking the plausibility of the function of a pressure sensor in an injection system of an internal combustion engine includes acquiring a calibrated actuation profile, by which peak current values for opening at least one electrically actuatable injection valve are assigned to existing internal pressures. An existing internal pressure is measured in the form of an actual sensor pressure value by the pressure sensor. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180149128

Method for producing a nozzle body for a fluid injection valve, and fluid injection valve

A method for producing a nozzle body for a fluid injection valve includes supplying a nozzle body blank having a nozzle body tip and introducing a nozzle body recess into the nozzle body blank, starting from a first axial end, and thereby forming a wall. The method furthermore includes supplying geometry data of at least one injection hole to be provided, with an inner opening and an outer opening, and determining a height of a blind hole step of a blind hole to be formed, in a manner dependent on a predefined fluid penetration. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/24/18 / #20180142598

Injector corrosion isolation seal

A fluid injector includes a valve assembly constructed and arranged to control flow of fluid from an inlet to an outlet of the injector. A metal housing surrounds at least a portion of the valve assembly. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/17/18 / #20180138775

Fuel delivery pump

A fuel delivery pump for delivering fuel, having an electric motor and having a pump impeller that is driven by means of the electric motor, wherein the pump impeller is connected by means of a shaft to a rotor of the electric motor such that a rotational movement of the rotor is transmitted via the shaft to the pump impeller, wherein the shaft is mounted by means of an axial bearing in an axial direction and/or by means of a radial bearing in a radial direction relative to a pump stage in which the pump impeller is arranged, wherein an electrical insulation element is arranged between the axial bearing and the pump stage, and/or an electrical insulation element is arranged between the radial bearing and the pump stage.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/17/18 / #20180135607

Method for operating the fluid delivery system

A method for operating a fluid delivery system, with a fluid delivery pump, voltage manipulator and an electric motor integrated into an electrical grid. The electric motor is controlled by a voltage applied to the electric motor and the voltage manipulator is upstream from the electric motor. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/17/18 / #20180135582

Injector cup assembly

A fuel injector cup assembly has an injector cup, at least one bolt and an elastic element which mechanically couples the injector cup to a cylinder head. The bolt (7) is arrangeable through a penetrating first opening of the injector cup and in an opening of the cylinder head to fasten the injector cup to the cylinder head. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/17/18 / #20180135549

Method for regulating a fuel delivery system

A method for regulating a fuel delivery system without a pressure sensor. The fuel delivery system has a fuel delivery pump, an electric motor, and an evaluation unit. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180131247

Unenclosed electrical machine

The invention discloses an unenclosed electrical machine (em), comprising: —a stator (st), within which there is a cavity (hr); —an insulating sheath (iu), which seals off an outer circumferential surface (uf) and at least one side face (sf1) of the stator (st) in a media-tight manner; —at least one end shield (ls1, ls2), which is arranged on the side face (sf1) of the stator (st) and delimits the cavity (hr) on one side; —at least one sealing arrangement (da), which is arranged between the insulating sheath (iu) and the at least one end shield (ls1, ls2), and seals off the cavity (hr) from the surroundings in a media-tight manner.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180131220

Vehicle-side charging circuit for a vehicle with electric drive, and method for operating a vehicle-side current converter, and use of at least one winding of a vehicle-side electric machine for intermediate storagectrical machine for buffer

A vehicle-side charging circuit for a vehicle with electric drive. The charging circuit comprises an ac connector, a controlled rectifier which is connected to the ac connector, an electric machine with at least one winding, a current converter which is connected to the electric machine, and an energy-storage-device connector. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180128700

Sensor for measuring the pressure prevailing in a motor vehicle cylinder head

Disclosed is a sensor for measuring the pressure prevailing in a motor vehicle cylinder head, the sensor including a tubular body and an element sensitive to variations in the pressure, mounted in the tubular body. The sensitive element includes a tether including a fixing portion for fixing the tether to the tubular body, a tubular portion and a membrane fixed to the tubular portion at a connecting zone. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180128222

Frequency to voltage converter using gate voltage sampling of power oscillator

A frequency-to-voltage (f2v) conversion module includes a pulse shaping module that generates a square wave signal based on an oscillator signal, an edge to pulse conversion module that generates a pulse train based on corresponding rising and falling edges of the square wave signal, and an integrator module that generates an output voltage based on the pulse train. The output voltage is based on a frequency of the oscillator signal.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180128217

Blow-off valve

A blow-off valve for controlling the pressure in an intake tract of an internal combustion engine, comprising a housing and a flow path formed in the housing, wherein the flow path is opened and/or closed by means of piston, which may be placed onto valve seat, wherein the piston is connected to a pin, which is moved by means of an electromagnetically producible force, wherein motion of the pin is transferred to the piston, wherein the support of the pin within the blow-off valve is realized by means of exactly one sliding sleeve, wherein the pin is moved in relation to the sliding sleeve.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180128144

Layer packet contacting for electrically heatable honeycomb body

An electrically conductive connection between at least two electrically conductive stacks of at least partially structured, metal foils which form a large number of channels through which a fluid may flow, comprising at least one electrically conductive rod element which passes through the at least two stacks, wherein a spacer element is arranged on the at least one rod element and between the at least two stacks, the two stacks being arranged at a distance from one another by the spacer element; wherein an arrangement comprising the at least two stacks, the at least one rod element and the spacer element is clamped by at least one clamping element.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180127054

Device for measuring torque applied to a rotary shaft and associated torque measurement method

Disclosed is a device for measuring torque applied to a rotary shaft, including: a transmission, including a first part securely fastened to the shaft and receiving the torque applied to the shaft, and a second part securely fastened to the first part and able to move in relation to the first part when a torque is applied thereto; a first electrode securely fastened to the second part; a first support, securely fastened to the second part, including a second electrode situated facing the first electrode when no torque is applied to the shaft, the first and the second electrodes generating a first capacitance, the value of which varies according to a movement of the second part; a unit for measuring the first capacitance; and a unit for converting the first capacitance into a value of the torque applied to the shaft.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180126844

Method for increasing the accuracy of pressure detection without using a sensor

A method for determining a pressure value in a fluid conveying system of a motor vehicle, the vehicle having an actuable electric motor and having a fluid feed pump drivable by the electric motor, includes: determining a rotational speed of the electric motor; determining an actuation current of the electric motor; acquiring a pressure value as a function of the determined rotational speed and the determined actuation current of the electric motor; processing the acquired pressure value with at least one external state variable in a controller; and correcting the acquired pressure value.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180123824

Control electronics for an agricultural or forestry vehicle

Control electronics for an agricultural or forestry vehicle or an agricultural or forestry machine, having power connections at least for a first supply network (45, 46) and a second supply network (56, 57) and having at least one network connection (80), wherein the control electronics contain a communication circuit (70) which is configured to transmit data via the network connection (80) and is supplied via the first supply network (45, 46), and a logic circuit (69) which is coupled to the communication circuit (70) and has at least one control output for controlling an electrical load (84, 85) supplied via the second supply network (56, 57), having at least one switch (77) which is configured to connect the first supply network (45, 46) to the second supply network (56, 57), with the result that the two supply networks (45, 46, 56, 57) have at least one defined minimum isolation impedance in a switched-off state of the at least one switch (77), and a method for switching on such control electronics.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180120411

Locating a key

The application relates to methods and a locating device with a plurality of locating modules (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) for locating a key (51, 52), in particular a key for a motor vehicle (80), characterized in that the locating device has at least one measuring device to measure the field strength (f1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6) of at least one hf signal (f1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6) transmitted by a locating module (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) in the motor vehicle or in the key (51, 52) and received by a further locating module (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) in the key (51, 52) or in the vehicle, in particular with a filtering and/or averaging of recorded rssi values.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180120179

Sensor for measuring the torque of a drive shaft

Disclosed is an assembly formed by a drive shaft for a vehicle and a sensor for measuring the value of a torque applied to the shaft, the sensor including a unit for generating a magnetic field and an arrangement formed by a first coil, a second coil, a third coil and a fourth coil arranged side-by-side between a first toothed wheel of the shaft and a second toothed wheel of the shaft, parallel to the first toothed wheel and to the second toothed wheel, arranged to be immersed in the magnetic field, the overall length of the first coil, of the second coil, of the third coil and of the fourth coil being equal to the period of the first toothed wheel and of the second toothed wheel.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180119633

Feedback control method for a fuel delivery system

A feedback control method for a fuel delivery system of an internal combustion engine, having a fuel delivery pump for supplying fuel, the fuel delivery pump having a pump mechanism driven by an electric motor, which is controlled by a generated control signal. The current fuel volume delivered by the fuel delivery pump and the prevailing fuel requirement of the internal combustion engine are included in the control signal. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180119609

Exhaust-gas turbocharger with adjustable turbine geometry

An exhaust-gas turbocharger for an internal combustion engine includes an intake duct for air, an exhaust-gas duct, a turbine arranged in the exhaust-gas duct, and a compressor impeller arranged in the intake duct, which turbine and compressor impeller are both arranged on a common shaft, wherein the exhaust-gas duct has a spiral housing which coaxially surrounds the turbine, and wherein, between the spiral housing and the turbine, a ring-shaped gap is provided through which the exhaust-gas flow flows circumferentially to the turbine, and wherein, in the ring-shaped gap, guide vanes are arranged which are rotatable about an adjustment axis by an adjustment mechanism for controlling the flow resistance. To compensate thermal expansions and shrinkages of the guide vanes under different operating conditions, the adjustment mechanism additionally has a displacement mechanism for displacing the guide vanes in the ring-shaped gap. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180109190

Dc-dc converter with active return flow lockout and method for operating a dc-dc converter

The disclosure relates to a dc-dc converter in which a first coil terminal is connected with an input terminal and a second coil terminal is connected, on the one hand, via a rectification switch to an output terminal and, on the other hand, via a control switch to a ground potential and a control circuit is configured to switch in successive switching cycles in each case in a regulating phase the rectification switch to be electrically blocking and the control switch to be electrically conducting, and in a rectifying phase to switch the control switch to be electrically blocking. A measuring component generates a measurement signal which signals a current intensity of a coil current, and a comparator circuit compares the measurement signal with a threshold value and the control circuit keeps the rectification switch electrically blocking in the rectifying phase and conducts the coil current via a bypass diode if the current intensity was continuously lower than the threshold value in the regulating phase.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180109183

Hysteresis control of a dc-dc converter

Method and apparatus for controlling the hysteresis of an output current from a dc-dc converter (3) to a default value (19) for an average output current and within a hysteresis range (11), wherein the output current (6) is measured and is compared with a first reference value and a second reference value, wherein a switch (7) of the dc-dc converter (3) is changed over at the limits of the hysteresis range (11) on the basis of a first reference time (20), at which the output current (6) reaches the first reference value, and a second reference time (24), at which the output current reaches the second reference value, wherein the switch (7) is changed over with a time delay after the second reference time (24), and wherein the time delay is selected on the basis of a time difference between the first reference time (20) and the second reference time (24) in such a manner that a period of time, during which the output current (6) is higher than the default value (19), and a period of time, during which the output current (6) is lower than the default value (19), are compensated for.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180106381

Valve core assembly and compressed gas bypass valve

A valve core assembly having: a guide rod; a ball bearing; a valve head provided with a first through hole at its bottom; and a fixing block provided with a second through hole at the bottom. A first end portion of said guide rod is inserted into the ball bearing, the first through hole of the valve head and the second through hole of said fixing block in sequence, and the first end portion of the guide rod is fixedly connected to the ball bearing and the second through hole of the fixing block respectively. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180106180

Diesel exhaust fluid cooled reductant delivery unit for selective catalytic reduction systems

A reductant delivery unit (rdu) for a selective catalytic reduction system, including a housing; a fluid inlet disposed at an upper portion of the housing; a fluid return outlet; a fluid nozzle outlet disposed at a lower portion of the housing; an injector disposed within the housing and configured to receive fluid from the fluid inlet and selectively discharge the fluid from the fluid nozzle outlet; and at least one fluid passageway disposed within or around the housing. The fluid passageway provides fluid communication along a first fluid path between the fluid inlet and the fluid nozzle outlet and along a second fluid path between the fluid inlet and the fluid return outlet so that the same fluid discharged by the injector is also used as a coolant for the rdu.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180105126

Method for detecting a rollover of a motor vehicle

A method for detecting a rollover on the basis of a signal of an acceleration sensor in the direction of the vertical axis of the vehicle is described, wherein the time period in which acceleration lies within a specified range is assessed. For this purpose, a counter and a clock generator are provided, wherein the counter is incremented each clock pulse if acceleration lies within a specified range, and the counter is decremented maximally to the value of zero if acceleration lies outside of a specified range. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180105006

Reservoir for airspring applications

An air spring assembly for a vehicle having a reservoir which is adaptable to meet different packaging requirements. The air spring assembly includes a damper body, at least one piston connected to the damper body, and a bellow connected to the piston, the bellow having a cavity. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/12/18 / #20180099694

Redundant steering controls for automated driving

A steering system which is capable of being controlled by a redundant brake system, which includes a primary brake control module, a secondary brake control module, and a plurality of brake units controlled by the primary brake control module or the secondary brake control module. There is at least one hydraulic motor connected to a component of the steering system, and the fluid pressure in the hydraulic motor is controlled by the secondary brake control module. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180096474

Detection of lens contamination using expected edge trajectories

A method for detecting contaminations on a lens of a vehicle camera. Transition values are assigned to pixels of image frames. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180094565

Method and device for determining the load condition of an exhaust gas particulate filter

The disclosure relates to a method and a device for determining the load condition of an exhaust gas particulate filter that is arranged in an exhaust gas path of an internal combustion engine that is charged by an exhaust gas turbocharger. The behavior of a charging pressure controller or the charging pressure of the exhaust gas turbocharger is analyzed to determine the load condition of the exhaust gas particulate filter.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180093881

Cavity with silicon on insulator mems pressure sensing device with an extended shallow polygon cavity

An improved microelectromechanical system (mems) pressure sensing device has an extended shallow polygon cavity on a top side of a silicon supporting substrate. A buried silicon dioxide layer is formed between the top side of the supporting substrate and a bottom side of a device layer. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180090963

Timer-based thermal protection for power components of a switch mode power supply

The maximum time that external components of a switch mode power supply over-conduct is determined by an actual ambient temperature at which the devices are operating before they are turned on. Their operation time is thus extended when temperatures are low and decreased when temperatures are high.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180088603

Method for monitoring pressure including boil detection

Disclosed is a method for monitoring pressure, for a vessel assembly including a sealed vessel capable of holding a liquid, a filter capable of capturing vapors from the liquid, a pipe connecting the vessel to the filter, and an isolation valve arranged to selectively shut off the pipe, including a detection of the boiling of the liquid contained in the vessel.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180087458

Method for controlling a fuel delivery system

A method for controlling a fuel delivery system of an internal combustion engine, having a fuel delivery pump that is driven by an electric motor. The pressure that prevails in the fuel delivery system is determined by a volume difference between the fuel quantity delivered by the fuel delivery pump and the fuel requirement of the internal combustion engine and/or of the fuel delivery system.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180086291

Door contact-preventing sensors with door braking system

Contact damage to vehicle doors is prevented by detecting objects in the door's pathway and applying a braking force to the door before the door strikes the object.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180083293

Key fob battery fretting corrosion inhibitor

Battery fretting or corrosion in a key fob is reduced or even eliminated by firmly holding the fob's battery against electrical contacts and holding the battery away from key fob components that are subject to deformation or deflection. Reduced battery movement relative to electrical contacts thus reduces or eliminates abrasion of the battery's electrically conductive surfaces.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180081173

Head-up display

A combiner, a head-up display module, and to a vehicle with a head-up display module. To improve the image quality of a head-up display, a combiner is provided that has a transparent sheet. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180080406

Actuation of fuel injectors for multiple injections

A method for actuating a fuel injector having a magnetic coil drive for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle is disclosed. The fuel injector has a first terminal and a second terminal, where the first terminal is connectable via a switch element to ground and the second terminal is connected to ground. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180080396

Method for determining actual lengths of short intervals of a toothed target of a crankshaft

Disclosed is a method for determining actual lengths of short intervals, shorter than one segment of a toothed target of the crankshaft. The determination method includes:—a measurement step measuring first times, each corresponding to the time that the target takes to traverse a long interval of a length of a segment, and second times, each corresponding to the time that the target takes to traverse a short interval,—a correction step calculating a first ratio between two long intervals and a second ratio between two short intervals,—a step of obtaining the actual length of each of the long intervals,—a step of calculating a difference in length between two long intervals,—and a step of determining the respective actual lengths of a pair of short intervals of the toothed target.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180080395

Method and device for detecting reverse rotation of an internal combustion engine

A toothed target rotationally fixed to a shaft of the engine includes a series of n real teeth, followed by m dummy teeth forming a reference zone. For each tooth k, the period of time separating the latter from the preceding tooth k−1 is measured. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180079451

Vehicle trailer control system with speed control

A method of controlling a reverse speed of a vehicle includes receiving a command from an operator to begin an autonomous backup of the vehicle. The method also includes automatically controlling a powertrain and/or a brake system of the vehicle to regulate the vehicle to travel at a predetermined speed in reverse in response receiving the command from the operator.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180076541

Connecting system using lateral press-fit pins

L-shaped connector pins are press-fit into through-holes located near the edge of a circuit board. One leg of a pin extends into the through-hole; the other leg extends horizontally over the circuit board and past the circuit board's edge where it can be attached to a mating receptacle connector. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180075859

Robust noise estimation for speech enhancement in variable noise conditions

Speech in a motor vehicle is improved by suppressing transient, “non-stationary” noise using pattern matching. Pre-stored sets of linear predictive coefficients are compared to lpc coefficients of a noise signal. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180075836

Dynamically increased noise suppression based on input noise characteristics

A maximum noise suppression level (gmin) is not a single constant value for an entire frequency range, but is allowed to vary across frequencies. The amount of variation is dynamically computed based on the input noise characteristics. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180073498

Method for regulating a fuel delivery pump

A method for regulating a fuel delivery system, having a fuel delivery pump and an electric motor. The fuel delivery pump is driven by the electric motor, which is actuated by an actuation current. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180072123

Vehicle axle suspension arrangement

A suspension arrangement for passenger car, an suv or light truck is provided. The suspension arrangement includes a frame for said vehicle and an axle with rotatably mounted wheels. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/08/18 / #20180068672

In-car communication howling prevention

Howling or oscillation in an in-vehicle communications system is prevented when the speaker gain or microphone gain is detected as giving rise to a loop gain equal to or greater than one for a particular frequency or band of frequencies or when the rate of gain of a frequency or band of frequencies increases at a rate that indicating howling will occur. Howling is prevented and not just stopped or suppressed, by adjusting the gain of all frequencies prior to the howling actually starting.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/08/18 / #20180068190

Driver assistance device and method for assisting a driver in driving a vehicle

A driver assistance device for a vehicle includes an image acquisition unit for acquiring at least one image of a region of the surroundings which lies ahead of the vehicle. The drive assistance device includes an analyzing device configured to analyze at least one children-related object from the at least one image acquired by the image acquisition unit 3. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

03/01/18 / #20180058291

Heat dissipation elements for reductant delivery unit for automotive selective catalytic reduction system

An injector having at least one heat dissipation element used for providing a highly conductive path for transferring heat away from a valve portion of an injector. In one embodiment, the heat dissipation element is a cylindrical element, or conductive plug, in contact with the injector valve body and the injector housing. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/22/18 / #20180052805

Microcontroller with a diagnosis module and method for accessing said module of said microcontroller

Disclosed is a method for accessing at least one diagnostic module of a microcontroller of a vehicle including an internal combustion engine, the microcontroller furthermore including an input/output bus, an interface module coupled to the input/output bus and a microprocessor. The method includes: a) reading of at least one data frame; b) reading of a target memory identification address; c) reading of the reference identification data contained in the memory; d) comparison of the reference identification data read with the identification data contained in the data frame.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/22/18 / #20180052097

Sensor for spectrometric analysis of a variable-pressure gaseous fuel for automotive vehicle

Disclosed is a sensor for spectrometric analysis of a variable-pressure gaseous fuel for automotive vehicle intended to be mounted in the flow circuit for the fuel linking the fuel tank to the engine of the vehicle. The sensor includes a circulation pipe for the variable-pressure gaseous fuel, a sliding guidance tube for an optical flux and a unit for displacement of the sliding guidance tube, on the basis of the variable-pressure gaseous fuel tapped off from the circulation pipe, so as to adapt the distance separating the first window from the second window as a function of the variation in pressure of the variable-pressure gaseous fuel circulating in the circulation pipe.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/22/18 / #20180051613

Reductant dosing unit compact side feed inlet port

A side feed inlet port for an injector, which makes use of stamped parts to form a compact, high strength three-piece inlet port at a significantly reduced cost. By using an inner sleeve and an outer sleeve, injector sealing is accomplished using the interior sleeve, creating a sealing point, while allowing for inlet conduit attachment to the outer sleeve at, above, or below the sealing point of the def injector. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/22/18 / #20180050570

Method of driving a processor of an electronic box mounted on a wheel of a vehicle

Disclosed is a method for driving a processor of an electronic box mounted on a vehicle wheel, transmitting operating parameters of the wheel for implementation of a specific application by a central unit. This includes defining, for each specific application, the physical quantities liable to affect the relevance of the operating parameters, and ranges of measured values corresponding to conditions for obtaining relevant values of the operating parameters. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/15/18 / #20180046174

Method for monitoring an electronic control unit and control unit for a motor vehicle

A method is specified for monitoring an electronic control unit for a motor vehicle. An electronic control unit with a monitoring circuit, which contains at least one sensor component, is provided. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/15/18 / #20180045133

Determination of a point in time of a predetermined open state of a fuel injector

A method for determining the point in time of a predetermined open state of a fuel injector having a solenoid drive for a combustion engine of a motor vehicle. The method includes detection of a time profile of the current level of a current flowing through the solenoid drive during a boost phase, where the solenoid drive is subjected to a first voltage during a first part of the boost phase and a second voltage during a second part of the boost phase. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/08/18 / #20180042128

Compliant pcb-to-housing fastener

A fastener is provided for fastening a printed circuit and an electronics housing. The fastener has a lead-in feature extending from the fastener and at least one pin extending the fastener. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/08/18 / #20180041180

Channel selector for a radio frequency receiver

A channel selector for a frequency modulation radio frequency receiver, including a band-pass filter, of which the frequency band is centred on the central frequency of the channel to be selected, and has a width that is automatically variable between a minimum value and a maximum value, the minimum value being determined dynamically proportional to a weighted sum of the field level and the modulation level of the channel, according to a formula minbw=k1×c+k2×m, in which minbw is the minimum value, c the field level, k1 the weight associated with the field level, m the modulation level, and k2 the weight associated with the modulation level. The weight associated with the field level is less than the weight associated with the modulation level, preferably in a ratio of 1:3.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/08/18 / #20180038332

Determining a lift of a solenoid valve

A device and a method are provided for determining a stroke of an armature of a magnetic valve which has a coil and the armature is displaceable by magnetic force, including: providing at least one reference data set which includes a magnitude of a current through the coil and a magnitude of the magnetic flux in the case of a known magnitude of the stroke; generating a current flow through the coil of the magnetic valve in order to generate a magnetic field for generating a magnetic force on the armature, which magnetic force displaces the armature in the direction for the opening of a closure element coupled to the armature; determining a magnitude of the magnetic flux when the armature abuts against a driver of the closure element; and determining the magnitude of the stroke based upon the determined magnitude of the magnetic flux and the reference data set.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/08/18 / #20180038331

Fuel injection assembly for an internal combustion engine

A fuel injection assembly for an internal combustion engine has a fuel injector, an injector cup and a holding element for securing the fuel injector in the injector cup, wherein the fuel injector has an annular groove defined in part by an annular flange having a profiled peripheral surface engageable by a profiled surface on the arms of a holding element when the fuel injector is secured to the injector cup, to provide a line or point contact between the fuel injector and the holding element.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/08/18 / #20180038329

High pressure gasoline injector seat to reduce particle emissions

A fuel injector has a seat and at least one seat passage. The seat includes an outer tip surface through which the seat passage extends. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/01/18 / #20180035567

Electronic controller with laser weld sealed housing

An electronic controller having a housing, and a lower sub-assembly connected to a housing through the use of a laser weld, eliminating the use of a gasket and fasteners. The laser weld provides a sealed connection between the housing and the lower sub-assembly, preventing debris, moisture, oils, atf, and chemicals from entering the housing, which protects the electrical components located inside the housing. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/01/18 / #20180031594

Method and device for processing a signal produced by a sensor for detecting the rotation of a rotating target

Disclosed is a method for processing a primary signal produced by a sensor detecting the rotation of a rotating target. The primary signal includes pulses having, for a given speed of rotation of the target, a first positive voltage level for rotation in a first determined direction or a second positive voltage level for the opposite direction. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/01/18 / #20180030917

Method for regulating a fuel feed pump

A method for operating a fuel feed pump, the fuel feed pump having a pump system and an electrically commutated electric motor, the pump system being drivable by the electric motor, includes: detecting fluctuation in circular motion of the pump system over a rotational speed of the pump system to obtain a value of the fluctuation; standardizing the detected value of the fluctuation to obtain a standardized valise; and in a case in which a predefinable limit is exceeded by the standardized value, limiting a gradient of change in the rotational speed of the pump system.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/01/18 / #20180030912

Controlling a fuel injection solenoid valve

A device and a method are provided for controlling a magnetic valve which has a coil and an armature which is displaceable by magnetic force, by means of which armature a closure element is displaceable for the purposes of injecting fuel into a combustion chamber, the method includes the steps of: energizing the coil with a voltage in accordance with a first voltage profile in order to generate a first electrical current through the coil; determining a first profile as a function of a first magnetic flux and the first current; identifying, in the first profile, a first characteristic of at least one first start of displacement at which the armature begins to displace the closure element, generating a second voltage profile and energizing the coil in accordance with the second voltage profile, such that, in a second profile, as a function of a second magnetic flux and a second current, a second characteristic of a second start of displacement is more similar to a reference characteristic than the first characteristic.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/01/18 / #20180030910

Method for detecting an inclination of a wheel relative to the horizontal

Disclosed is a method for detecting an inclination, relative to the ground, of a wheel of a motor vehicle which includes: —measuring two accelerations by using two accelerometers mounted on the wheel and suitable for measuring the acceleration of the wheel along a first axis and along a second axis, respectively, the first axis and the second axis being in the plane of the wheel and orthogonal, and —calculating the components of a gravity vector in a reference frame formed by the first axis and the second axis from the measurements of acceleration, —determining a modulus of the gravity vector from the calculated components, and —determining a position of inclination of the wheel relative to the ground by comparing the value of the modulus of the gravity vector with a predetermined value.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/01/18 / #20180030873

Method for determining a temperature of a diaphragm of a pump

A method for determining a temperature of a diaphragm of a pump, the pump pumping a fluid out of a tank to a dispersion point by way of a movement of the diaphragm, the pump being fastened to the tank, the temperature of the diaphragm being estimated in a manner which is at least dependent on the temperature of the fluid in the tank.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

02/01/18 / #20180029486

Power circuit for power supply in an electrically driven vehicle and stationary energy supply system

The disclosure relates to a power circuit for power supply in an electrically driven vehicle. The power circuit includes a direct voltage connection, an electrical traction drive, and a dc/ac converter. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

01/25/18 / #20180026624

Half-bridge driver fault diagnostic system and method

An apparatus for controlling the application of electrical power to a load includes a controller, a controllable high side driver electrically connected to a first electrical terminal of the load, and a controllable low side driver electrically connected to a second electrical terminal of the load. The apparatus also includes a diagnostic circuit configured to sense and identify an open load fault condition, a high-side short circuit to battery fault condition, a low-side short circuit to ground fault condition, a high-side short circuit to ground fault condition, a low-side short circuit to battery fault condition, and a short circuited load fault condition. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

01/25/18 / #20180024585

Method for optimising a wetting current and adapted device for monitoring sensors with contact switches

Disclosed is a method for optimizing a wetting current, for a device for monitoring sensors with contact switches including a current source and at least two switch/resistor assemblies (ct1/r1, ct2/r2) in parallel, including the following steps: the current source (a) supplies the circuit with a nominal current; if a voltage (vm) measured across the terminals of the switch/resistor assemblies is greater than a threshold voltage (vs), the threshold voltage being lower than the supply voltage of the current source and than the saturation voltage of the analog-to-digital converter (can), then the current source is stopped and a unit for discharging the circuit are implemented; and the current source supplies the circuit again with a supply current (iwet_c) equal to the nominal current reduced by a predetermined increment. These two last steps are repeated until the measured voltage is lower than the threshold voltage.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

01/25/18 / #20180024050

Determining a weed percentage and agricultural control device

The present disclosure relates to agriculture. The teachings thereof may be embodied in methods to determine a percentage of weeds and/or control device. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

01/25/18 / #20180023442

Electric exhaust-gas catalytic converter, vehicle and method for operating an electric exhaust-gas catalytic converter

The disclosure relates to an electric exhaust-gas catalytic converter that has a heating device. The heading device includes a first heating element and a second heating element that are arranged separately from one another upstream and downstream of an active catalysis region of the electric exhaust-gas catalytic converter. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

01/25/18 / #20180023438

Diesel exhuast fluid injector calibration freeze protection insert

An injector which incorporates the use of an insert to compensate for the change in volume of diesel exhaust fluid as the diesel exhaust fluid freezes, reducing or eliminating the effects on the calibration of the injector. The calibration freeze protection insert is located adjacent a calibration sleeve in the injector, where the insert is welded to an inlet tube. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

01/18/18 / #20180019746

Electronic circuit for controlling a half h-bridge

Disclosed is an electronic circuit for controlling a half h bridge, the half split h bridge including first and second mosfet transistors of different respective types, with sources connected respectively to a supply line and to an electric mass, and with respective drains connected to a load. Moreover, the control circuit includes first and second bipolar transistors of different respective types, with collectors connected to the supply line and to the electric mass, respectively, and with respective bases connected to a control module for controlling the mosfet transistors, as well as first and second arms mounted parallel relative to one another between the gates of the mosfet transistors, connected to the emitter of the first bipolar transistor and of the second bipolar transistor, respectively, the first arm including a first diode and a first resistor, and the second arm including a second diode and a second resistor.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

01/18/18 / #20180019016

Method for operating a serial non-volatile semiconductor memory

A method for operating a serial non-volatile semiconductor memory in which, for safely writing data into the semiconductor memory, a serial write sequence is applied to an input terminal. The sequence is formed at least with a sequence of command bits, a sequence of address bits and a sequence of data bytes. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

01/18/18 / #20180017998

Computer provided with a tight ventilator and production method

Disclosed is a computer containing electronic components incorporating a liquid-tight and gas-permeable ventilator, including, on a part of the computer, a unit for protecting the ventilator against liquid spraying, which is created by stamping sheet metal making up the part receiving the ventilator, the protection unit being placed on one of the edges of the sheet metal part and then being folded onto the ventilator in order to make up, for the latter, a shield against liquid spraying. Also disclosed is the associated method.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

01/18/18 / #20180017537

Method for operating a probe

A method for operating a probe having a pumped reference cell. A pulse-width-modulated pump current is applied to the reference cell at a first point in time. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

01/18/18 / #20180017050

Device and method for detecting an operating pressure of a fluid pump for a motor vehicle

A device for detecting an operating pressure of a fluid pump for a motor vehicle includes: a rotational speed detector configured to detect a rotational speed of the fluid pump; a pump current detector configured to detect at least one current of the fluid pump; a memory configured to store a pump current/rotational speed performance map with at least one pressure reference point; and a pressure determining device configured to determine a fluid pressure that prevails in the fluid pump based on the detected rotational speed, the detected current and the stored pump current/rotational speed performance map.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

01/11/18 / #20180014418

Electronic control unit with a housing stabilizing element and housing for electronic control unit

An electronic control unit having a sealed housing including a main body and a cover fixed to one another and a sealing element in contact with one and/or the other of the main body and the cover. The control unit also includes a circuit board arrangement in the housing which a circuit board is located. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

01/11/18 / #20180011314

Side head up display

A side head-up display system is provided. The side head-up display system has an image generator configured to emit a generated image to create a virtual image for viewing by a vehicle occupant. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

01/11/18 / #20180010561

Valve assembly for an injection valve and injection valve

A valve assembly for an injection valve is disclosed. The valve assembly includes a valve body having a cavity with a fluid inlet portion and a fluid outlet portion, a valve needle, an armature which is able to slide on the valve needle, and a disc element positioned to limit axial displaceability of the armature relative to the valve needle. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

01/11/18 / #20180010544

High-pressure injection device for an internal combustion engine

A high-pressure injection device for an internal combustion engine to which engine segment times are assigned, having a high-pressure pump, a rail connected to the high-pressure pump via a high-pressure fuel line, at least one injector, a digital pressure reduction valve connected to the rail, a fuel return line connected to the pressure reduction valve, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to switch the pressure reduction valve into the transmissive state only in predetermined engine segment times, and to maintain said transmissive state of the pressure reduction valve for a time period which is greater than the duration of one engine segment time.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

01/11/18 / #20180009283

Vehicle air strut with twist lock closure cover

A pneumatic spring strut for a vehicle is provided including a hydraulic cylinder having a lower end for connection with a suspension system of the vehicle; a hydraulic piston slidably mounted within the hydraulic cylinder; a piston rod connected with the hydraulic piston; a pneumatic spring mount body connected with the hydraulic cylinder; a pneumatic spring bellows having a lower in connected with the pneumatic spring mount body; a top cap encircling the piston rod and being connected with a top end of the spring bellows, and a closing cover twist lock connected with the top cap.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

01/04/18 / #20180003306

Valve

A valve comprising a housing, a solenoid in the housing, a pin that can be moved by the solenoid, and a cup-shaped piston connected to the pin. The piston has an injection-molded membrane as a base, and the pin is connected to the membrane. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

01/04/18 / #20180003096

Exhaust gas cleaning component for cleaning the exhaust gases of an internal combustion engine

An exhaust gas cleaning component, having a housing with an inflow port and an outflow port, a first honeycomb structure in the housing with a casing, the casing having an outer surface over which exhaust gas can flow, and also having an applicator device by which an exhaust gas cleaning additive can be applied to the outer surface of the casing.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

12/28/17 / #20170370340

Valve assembly for an injection valve and injection valve

A valve assembly for an injection valve is disclosed, including a valve body with a cavity, a valve needle axially moveable in the cavity, the valve needle being fixedly connected to a retaining element which extends in radial direction and is arranged in an axial region of the valve needle facing away from the fluid outlet portion, and an armature being able to slide on the valve needle and acting on the needle by way of the retaining element. A conical spring is arranged between the retaining element and a top side of the armature facing the retaining element, biasing the armature away from the retaining element.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

12/28/17 / #20170370300

Method for operating a control component of an air mass flow rate controller and control component of an air mass flow rate controller

A method for operating a control component of an air mass flow rate controller for a drive machine of a motor vehicle, with which an actuator moves a control element into a target position and the position of the control element is detected by a sensor element in communication with a controller. The method includes: switching, in a rest mode, the actuator to a de-energized state; detecting, by the sensor element, the position of the control element indirectly or directly; and driving, by the controller, the actuator to correct the position of the control element in the event of a detected change of the position of the control element.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

12/28/17 / #20170370299

Valve device in a motor vehicle

A valve device includes: a housing; a flow channel extending in the housing; a shaft mounted rotatably in the housing, and having a screw bore having a shoulder; a flap, fastened to the shaft, the flap influencing a flow cross section in the flow channel; a screw having a collar, the screw fixedly attaching the flap to the shalt a drive driving the flap via the shaft; and a valve seat in the flow channel, the valve seating having a seal arranged on a radially circumferential edge of the flap, the seal being in contact with the valve seat in a closed position of the flap such that the shaft penetrates the flap at an angle. The collar contacts the shoulder such that, when the screw is tightened firmly, a transmission of force from the collar to the shaft takes place via the shoulder.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

12/28/17 / #20170370298

Valve device in a motor vehicle

A valve device for a fuel cell arrangement in a motor vehicle includes: a housing; a flow channel extending in the housing; a flap configured to influence a flow cross-section in the flow channel; a shaft to which the flap is attached, the shaft being rotatably supported in the housing; a drive configured to drive the flap via the shaft; a valve seat arranged in the flow channel; and a seal including polytetrafluoroethylene (ptfe) arranged on a radially peripheral edge of the flap, the seal being configured to contact the valve seat with the flap in a closed position of the flap, so that the shaft passes through the flap at an angle. The seal includes a spring.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

12/21/17 / #20170366074

Electric machine with a baffle

The disclosure relates to an electric machine having a stator, a rotor and an inverter arranged in an inverter housing. The rotor is rotatably mounted about a rotational axis with its rotor axis in a first end shield and in a second end shield. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

12/21/17 / #20170365167

Position determining device and operating method thereof

A position determining device and an operating method thereof are disclosed. According to the present invention, a position of a neighboring vehicle is determined by using the differences of the receiving time and strengths between two sensing signals received from two ultrasound sensors installed in a vehicle. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

12/21/17 / #20170363510

Method for determining the engine torque delivered by a multi-cylinder engine

Disclosed is a method for determining the engine torque delivered by a multi-cylinder engine, including the following steps: determining the angular velocity of the crankshaft and measuring the cylinder pressure over an angular window of combustion in a first cylinder fitted with a cylinder pressure sensor; calculating the value of the engine torque (tqiref) in this window; determining a current transfer function for the learning of the torque, so as to estimate the torque tqimdl(cyl)) in a second cylinder not fitted with a cylinder pressure sensor, from the product of: the engine torque calculated over the angular window of the first cylinder, a ratio between: the angular velocity of the crankshaft over an angular window of combustion of the second cylinder, and the angular velocity of the crankshaft over the window of combustion of the first cylinder.. . ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

12/21/17 / #20170363214

Valve device in a motor vehicle

A valve device for a fuel cell arrangement in a motor vehicle includes: a housing; a flow duct extending in the housing; a shaft mounted rotatably in the housing; a flap configured to influence the flow cross section of the flow duct, wherein the flap is arranged on the shaft, and coupled to an electric motor and a gear mechanism; a valve seat arranged in the flow duct; and a seal arranged on a radially encircling edge of the flap such that the seal is in contact with the valve seat when the flap is in a closed position, and such that the shaft penetrates the flap at an angle. The shaft with the flap arranged thereon is movable by the electric motor only via the gear mechanism and movement of the flap is blocked in all other cases due to a frictional force generated by the seal.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

12/21/17 / #20170363213

Valve device in a motor vehicle

A valve device in a motor vehicle including a housing; a flow passage arranged in the housing; a flap arranged in the flow passage for closing the flow passage, wherein the flap is secured on an axle, and the axle is rotatably mounted in the housing, and can be driven by an electric motor via a gear unit; and a valve seat arranged in the flow passage, with which valve seat the flap is in contact in a closing position, wherein the axle penetrates the flap at an angle. The part of the axle located in the flow passage has a smaller diameter than in the area of the bearing on the side of the gear unit.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

12/21/17 / #20170363050

Delivery device for delivering and heating a medium

A delivery device for delivering a medium and for heating the medium to be delivered, having a vehicle pump, an electric motor for driving the vehicle pump and a control unit for controlling the electric motor. For heating the medium in the vehicle pump, the control unit is designed to generate a first alternating electrical current in a conductor winding of the electric motor. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

12/21/17 / #20170363034

Delivery device for delivering a medium and for limiting a system pressure

A delivery device for delivering a medium in a vehicle and for limiting a system pressure of the delivery device includes a vehicle pump, which is driven by an electric motor. The electric motor is controlled by a controller, the controller being configured to detect an actual rotational speed of the electric motor and an actual operating current of the electric motor. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

12/21/17 / #20170361666

Method for controlling a processor of an electronic enclosure mounted on a wheel of a motor vehicle

In a method for controlling a processor on a wheel, wheel operation parameters are calculated and transmitted to a cpu. A first default operating mode (standby mode) is defined, during which activities related to calculating and checking the characteristic data of the tread mark of the tire are deactivated, a second operating mode for detection of significant changes in the value of a characteristic datum of the tread mark, sought during the appearance, in standby mode, of at least one event likely to be preceded by a significant change in the value, and a third operating mode for calculation and transmission, to a cpu, a sequence of values representing the characteristic datum of the footprint, sought during the confirmation, in detection mode, of a significant change in the value of the characteristic datum of the tread mark, and at the end of which a switch is made into monitoring mode.. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

12/14/17 / #20170359202

Blind channel equaliser

A blind channel equalizer device for a radiofrequency receiver suitable for modulating the constant envelope signal of the transmission includes: an adjustable linear digital filter, defined at a point in time by the coefficients) thereof, able to filter an input signal in order to produce an output signal; an estimator able to estimate a power of the input signal; an adapter able to adapt the filter by calculating the coefficients of the filter at a point in time by subtracting, from the filter coefficients at a preceding point in time, the gradient of a cost function assigned with a correction coefficient. The cost function includes a first distance criterion between the square of the output signal and the power, wherein the correction coefficient is a product including a constant convergence coefficient and a scaling coefficient inversely proportional to the square of the power. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh

12/14/17 / #20170358387

Engine control system and method for controlling actuation of solenoid valves

An engine control system and method utilizes a processor and a valve controller in communication with the processor. A valve having a solenoid is in communication with the valve controller. ... Continental Automotive Gmbh








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