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Inventor:
Herden; Werner
Address:
Gerlingen, DE
No. of patents:
63
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8215572 Fuel injection system July 10, 2012
A fuel-injection system for direct injection of fuel into a combustion chamber through a combustion-chamber top arranged opposite a piston has a fuel injector which includes an actuable valve-closure member. The valve-closure member cooperates with a valve-seat surface to form a seal
8155160 Method and device for igniting a fuel-air mixture in a combustion chamber of an internal combust April 10, 2012
A device is provided for igniting a fuel-air mixture in a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine with the aid of electromagnetic radiation, in particular light. The device includes at least two laser radiation sources, each having an optical resonator. The resonators are
8146553 Spark plug for an internal combustion engine and method for the operation thereof April 3, 2012
A spark plug for an internal combustion engine having a light guide device for supplying the spark plug with optical radiant power. A sensor arrangement is at least partially integrated into the spark plug but disposed outside the light guide device, and is embodied for the acquisiti
7845328 Optical distributor for a laser-based ignition system, and method for the operation thereof December 7, 2010
An optical distributor for the distribution of light, in particular laser light, between at least one optical input and at least one of several optical outputs includes at least one movably disposed light guide and a positioning member for moving the at least one light guide, the movably
7810462 Method for operating an ignition device for an internal combustion engine October 12, 2010
A method for operating an ignition device for an internal combustion engine, particularly of a motor vehicle, having a laser device which has a laser-active solid that has a passive Q-switch. The duration of a pumping light pulse that is applied to the laser device is selected as a f
7765980 Internal combustion engine and method for operating an internal combustion engine by means of a August 3, 2010
The invention relates to a method for operating an internal combustion engine including a fuel-injection unit and a laser ignition-unit. According to the invention, during a compression cycle of the internal combustion engine, fuel is injected into the combustion chamber by means of
7077100 Combined fuel injection valve-ignition plug July 18, 2006
A fuel injector having an integrated spark plug is provided, the fuel injector providing direct injection of fuel into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, and the spark plug for igniting the fuel injected into the combustion chamber. Also provided is a spark-plug i
6925983 Fuel injection valve spark plug combination August 9, 2005
A fuel injector-spark plug combination includes a fuel injector for the direct injection of fuel into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine and a spark plug with a spark-plug insulator, the spark plug having a first electrode, and a second electrode for igniting the f
6912991 Method, computer program and control and/or regulating appliance for operating an internal combu July 5, 2005
An internal combustion engine (10), especially of a motor vehicle, is operated with a method wherein the fuel is injected directly into a combustion chamber (12) of the internal combustion engine (10) with at least one injection (36) per work cycle. In order to reduce the fuel consum
6902124 Fuel injection valve June 7, 2005
A fuel injector, in particular, an injector for fuel injection systems of internal combustion engines, having an actuator, which cooperates with a valve needle, has a first valve closure member that is arranged on the valve needle, the valve closure member cooperating with a first valve
6871630 Combined fuel injection valve/ignition plug March 29, 2005
A fuel injector-spark plug combination comprises a fuel injector for the direct injection of fuel into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine and a spark plug with a spark-plug insulator, a first electrode and a second electrode for igniting the fuel injected into the
6832588 Fuel injector-spark plug combination December 21, 2004
A fuel injector-spark plug combination includes a fuel injector for the direct injection of fuel into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, and a spark plug for igniting the fuel injected into the combustion chamber, and has a spark-plug insulator including a first e
6814049 Method of operating a direct fuel injected internal combustion engine November 9, 2004
The invention relates to a method for operating a direct-injecting gasoline internal combustion engine (1), especially of a motor vehicle, wherein the gasoline is injected directly into the combustion chamber (4) of the engine (1) and an ignition spark is ignited in the combustion chambe
6814047 Method of ignition and corresponding ignition unit November 9, 2004
The present invention provides an ignition method for an internal combustion engine, an injection being alternatively performed in at least one first operating mode or in a second operating mode, and the ignition coil being charged as a function of the current operating mode. A contr
6802296 Fuel injection system October 12, 2004
A fuel injection system for internal combustion engines includes a fuel injector that includes a spray-orifice plate through which fuel is injected into a combustion chamber. The combustion chamber is bounded by a cylinder wall. A piston is guided in the cylinder wall, and a spark plug
6666195 Method for producing a sequence of high-voltage ignition sparks and high-voltage ignition device December 23, 2003
A method of generating a sequence of high-voltage ignition sparks is described, wherein an ignition energy storage device is charged up to a specifiable charge state. By a discharge of the ignition energy storage device, a spark is generated on an ignition spark generating means conn
6622693 Fuel injection system September 23, 2003
A fuel injection system for internal combustion engines comprises a fuel injector that injects fuel into a combustion chamber, the combustion chamber being delimited by a cylinder wall in which a piston is guided, and a spark plug that protrudes into combustion chamber. The fuel injector
6559578 Spark plug for an internal combustion engine May 6, 2003
A spark plug having a tubular metallic housing has an internal conductor arrangement including a refractory erosion. The refractory erosion resistor is designed either as a wound wire resistor or a filament-like thin-layer resistor.
6531809 Spark plug having ground electrode and intermediate electrode separated by insulating body March 11, 2003
A spark plug is described that includes a housing, an insulator nose attached to the housing, a center electrode inserted through the insulator nose and projecting over the insulator nose tip, an intermediate electrode separated from the center electrode by a first spark gap, and a groun
6292082 Ignition device for an internal combustion engine September 18, 2001
An ignition device for an internal combustion engine occupies a small amount of space and is suited for efficient manufacturing. For this purpose, the ignition device has an ignition coil which is designed as a bar ignition coil having a coil former arranged concentrically to a longi
6232771 Device for contactless measurement of angle of rotation of linear motion between rotor and stato May 15, 2001
The measuring device for contactless determination of a rotation angle includes a rotatable permanent magnet (22) arranged in a stator (10) made of magnetically conductive material and including two stator segments (13,14) and a surrounding cup-shaped housing part (11). One stator segmen
6170595 Device for protecting a motor vehicle controller against illicit exchange January 9, 2001
An apparatus for preventing the replacement of a control unit, present in a motor vehicle, by an unauthorized person. The apparatus includes a function-inhibiting device, associated with a connection between the control unit and the connector element of an electrical supply lead, which
6167755 Device for determining load in an internal combustion engine January 2, 2001
The device for determining load in internal combustion engines includes a pressure sensor connected with a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine which produces an output signal depending on a combustion chamber pressure, a crankshaft angle sensor for detection of a cran
6130535 Measuring device for determination of rotary angle between stator and rotor October 10, 2000
A measuring device for contactless determination of a rotary angle consists of a rotor (11) and a stator (10). Two ring magnets (21, 22) are disposed in the inner wall of the rotor (11), which have oppositely oriented magnetic polarities. A Hall element (16) is arranged in a slit-like ai
6055955 Internal combustion engine May 2, 2000
An internal combustion engine, for motor vehicles having a direct fuel injection and externally supplied ignition, which has at least one combustion chamber enclosed between a cylinder head and a reciprocating piston displaceable in a cylinder bore, the combustion chamber being closa
6040204 Method of stacking chips with a removable connecting layer March 21, 2000
A method for manufacturing chip stacks in which wafers are stacked one on top of the other. The wafer is provided with an adhesive foil on its bottom, and is subsequently cut into chips so that the adhesive foil remains intact and the chips adhering to the adhesive foil are stacked one
5952770 Spark plug for internal combustion engine September 14, 1999
A spark plug having a tube-shaped, metal housing, an insulator which is retained by the housing, and an inner conductor arrangement embedded in the insulator, the inner conductor arrangement comprising one connection bolt, one burn-off resistor, one contact pin, and one platinum central
5861745 Measuring device for contactless determination of relative angular position with an improved lin January 19, 1999
A measuring device for contactless determination of relative angular position including a stator (10) provided with slotlike stator air gaps (14, 15), a rotor (12) rotatable relative to the stator with a main gap between it and the stator and a Hall element (16) arranged in at least one
5816219 Process for controlling the warm-up in an internal combustion engine October 6, 1998
Process for controlling the warm-up in an internal combustion engine wherein the combustion chamber pressure is obtained and evaluated, so that, using the evaluation of the combustion chamber pressure signal, the combustion is controlled so that combustion is not completed at the time
5778115 Arrangement for switching a high-voltage switch by optical energy July 7, 1998
An arrangement for switching a high-voltage switch by optical energy is proposed. The high-voltage switch comprises a number of controllable semiconductor elements, which switch through when illuminated with light. The light energy is transmitted via a light guide or optical fiber rod,
5771871 Ignition device for internal combustion engines June 30, 1998
An ignition device for internal combustion engines with stationary high-voltage distribution, having at least one ignition coil (11), wherein a controllable switch (12) is disposed in series with the primary winding (10) and is triggerable by a control unit (13), wherein at least one
5731654 Spark plug having a creepage spark gap March 24, 1998
A spark plug (10), for example for an internal combustion engine, having at least one center electrode (11) (high-voltage electrode) and at least one earth electrode (12), and an insulating spark plug insulator (13) and a creepage spark gap (14) between the center electrode (11) and the
5722371 Process for controlling the warm-up in an internal combustion engine March 3, 1998
In a process for controlling the warm-up in an internal combustion engine, the combustion chamber pressure is evaluated, so that the warm-up period is divided into first and second phases that are controlled differently.
5606117 Pressure sensor for measuring pressure in an internal combustion engine February 25, 1997
The pressure sensor for a combustion chamber includes a housing; a membrane closing the housing on its combustion chamber side; a monocrystalline silicon chip inside the housing and including a sensor circuit device provided with a bridge circuit device including a piezoresistor producin
5600074 Silicon chip for use in a force-detection sensor February 4, 1997
A force sensor employing a silicon chip having a force application area on a top surface and attached to a support at a bottom surface. Piezoresistive elements are arranged on the silicon chip in areas of high mechanical tension and produce signals. Circuits, which receive the signal
5552680 Device for operating a gas-discharge lamp September 3, 1996
A device for operating a gas-discharge lamp includes a starting member and a power member for supplying energy to the lamp. A switch is arranged between the lamp and the power member and connects the power member with the lamp subsequent to the initiation of the starting process.
5537984 High voltage switch for ignition systems of internal combustion engines July 23, 1996
A high voltage switch can be used in an internal combustion engine ignition system to switch a high voltage through to a spark plug upon illumination of a light-sensitive portion of the switch. The high voltage switch includes two sub-stacks of break-over diodes, with the diodes of the t
5507186 Pressure sensor April 16, 1996
In a pressure sensor, a force is transferred via a pressure plunger end made of relatively hard material onto a measurement element including a sensor membrane on a support. The sensor membrane is part of a micromechanical arrangement made of silicon. A metal structure made of a meta
5503023 Pressure sensor for detecting the pressure in the combustion chamber of internal-combustion engi April 2, 1996
In a pressure sensor, the force is introduced onto a piezoresistive measuring element via a diaphragm and a punch. Since no exact mechanical adjustment between the diaphragm and the measuring element is necessary, various relatively inexpensive forms of diaphragm with different measuring
5497010 High-voltage semiconductor device March 5, 1996
The high-voltage semiconductor device includes a single chip having a plurality of semiconductor elements connected in series with each other which includes an insulating substrate (2); a monocrystalline semiconductor carrier (1) of a first conductivity type applied to the insulating
5379745 Ignition system for internal combustion engines with high-tension switches January 10, 1995
An ignition system for internal combustion engines, has a plurality of spark plugs, an ignition coil provided for the spark plugs and having a secondary circuit, at least one trigger diode cascade formed as a high voltage semiconductor switch and connected in the secondary circuit of the
5370100 Connecting part for ignition device December 6, 1994
A connection part for an ignition device, arranged between an ignition coil and a spark plug for incorporating in a cylinder head of an internal combustion engine, has an isolation housing, a high voltage switching element located in the isolation housing and during application of a
5369283 High-voltage switch having series-connected light-responsive semiconductor elements and light co November 29, 1994
A high-voltage switch (18) with light sensitive zones is described which transmits the high voltage to the spark plugs. In order to transmit the light energy with the minimum possible loss from the light emitting element (20) to the light sensitive zones of the high-voltage switch (18),
5353633 Pressure sensor for detecting the pressure in combustion chamber of combustion engine October 11, 1994
A pressure sensor for detecting pressure in a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, particularly of a motor vehicle, has a housing, a sensor block arranged in the housing, at least one plunger arranged in the housing, at least one abutment arranged in the housing, a di
5315875 Pressure sensor for detecting the pressure in the combustion chamber of internal-combustion engi May 31, 1994
A pressure sensor for detecting pressure in a combustion chamber of internal combustion engines has a housing, a sensor element composed of a piezoresistive material and arranged in the housing, a diaphragm, a punch introducing a pressure to be determined onto the sensor element and
5265580 Double coil ignition system for an internal combustion engine November 30, 1993
The ignition system for an internal combustion engine includes an ignition coil having a primary coil and a secondary coil; a plurality of semiconductor switching elements connected with the secondary coil which change abruptly from a blocking state to a conducting state at a predete
5255660 Semiconductor switch, in particular as a high-voltage ignition switch for internal combustion en October 26, 1993
The invention relates to a semiconductor switch, in particular as an ignition voltage switch for applying an ignition voltage to a spark plug of an internal combustion engine, having a cascade circuit formed of series-connected semiconductor components for connecting an operating vol
5249468 Pressure sensor for detecting the pressure in the combustion chamber of internal combustion engi October 5, 1993
A pressure sensor for detecting pressure in a combustion chamber of internal combustion engines has a housing, a sensor element arranged in the housing and composed of a piezoresistive material, a diaphragm, and a punch arranged between the diaphragm and the sensor element and introd
5199303 Pressure sensor for determination of pressure in the combustion chamber of an internal combustio April 6, 1993
A pressure sensor for determination of pressure in a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, particularly for motor vehicles has a housing, a membrane associated with the housing, a sensor element, a plunger supplying a pressure to be determined to the sensor element and
5109829 High voltage switch May 5, 1992
A high-voltage switch (10), which is usable particularly as an ignition voltage distributor for applying the ignition voltage to spark plugs of an internal combustion engine, comprises a cascade circuit of optoelectronic semiconductor elements (11) which are actuated by means of incident
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