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Guenter Abersfelder, Helmut Grantz, Wolfgang Odebrecht: System for monitoring the front or rear parking space of a motor vehicle. Mercedes Benz, Evenson McKeown Edwards & Lenahan P L L C, July 8, 1997: US05646614 (199 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring the rear or front space of a motor vehicle being parked is provided. The system is based on a video camera having an image sharpness control, which can follow an object once detected, in terms of its sharpness, with the camera's autofocus over the whole search field, for exam ...


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Michael Buck, Wolf Boll, Gunther Knorzer: Consumption-oriented driving-power limitation of a vehicle drive. Mercedes Benz, Evenson McKeown Edwards & Lenahan P L L C, May 6, 1997: US05627752 (159 worldwide citation)

A method for assisting the driver of a vehicle in the optimum use of the on-board energy supply, by consumption-oriented driving-power limitation, especially for electric vehicles. A permissible consumption rate related to the remaining distance is determined continuously starting from the available ...


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Wolf Boll, Michael Buck: Route selection apparatus for a motor vehicle. Mercedes Benz, Evenson McKeown Edwards & Lenahan P L L C, August 4, 1998: US05790976 (155 worldwide citation)

A route finder device for a motor vehicle contains a data input unit for inputting one or more destinations for a journey, a road network memory for storing the locations on the network of roads which can be used by the vehicle, a computer unit for determining one or more possible routes from the lo ...


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Horst Brinkmeyer, Guenter Schwegler, Brigitte Althen, Bertolt Krueger, Konrad Klein, Thomas Krehbiehl, Guenther Metsch: Method and device for programming operating data into vehicle components. Mercedes Benz, Evenson McKeown Edwards & Lenahan P L L C, November 17, 1998: US05838251 (130 worldwide citation)

A method and a device with which data can be programmed into a vehicle component are provided. It is proposed to keep available at a central office the data which it encodes upon request with a code that is specific to the vehicle component and transmits it to the requesting location, and decoding i ...


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Werner Bernhard: Method for providing guiding assistance for a vehicle in changing lane. Mercedes Benz, Evenson McKeown Edwards & Lenahan, May 28, 1996: US05521579 (126 worldwide citation)

Method of assisting a motor vehicle in changing from a current lane to an adjacent target lane. The space in front and the space behind the vehicle at least in the adjacent target lane is monitored, the distance of objects (in particular vehicles) detected there, and their speeds are measured, and s ...


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Arno Jambor, Gerd Seidenfaden, Jurgen Mutschler, Wilhelm Seeger: VDU workstation in a vehicle. Mercedes Benz, Evenson McKeown Edwards & Lenahan, October 25, 1994: US05359349 (88 worldwide citation)

A Video Display Unit ("VDU") workstation is matched to the specific safety requirements in a motor vehicle. In its working position, the configuration of the VDU workstation is adapted to be changed, in the event of an accident, by repositioning individual components in response to an impact-specifi ...


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Uwe Gartner: Internal combustion engine with an exhaust gas recirculation system. Mercedes Benz, Klaus J Bach, April 21, 1998: US05740786 (85 worldwide citation)

In an internal combustion engine with an exhaust gas recirculation system and an exhaust gas turbocharger having a turbine arranged in an exhaust gas duct and a compressor operated by the turbine and being disposed in an air supply duct for supplying charge air to the engine, an exhaust gas recircul ...


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Wolf Boll: Method for controlling a hybrid drive which drives a vehicle. Mercedes Benz, July 12, 1994: US05327992 (80 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling a hybrid drive consisting of an internal combustion engine and at least one electric motor which can be driven via an electrical energy source, in which the electric motor can be operated as a generator when required. In order to reduce the fuel consumption and the emission ...


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Herwig Biesinger, Heiko Flebbe, Dieter Kalweit, Peter Klein, Peter Lautenschutz, Anton Waltner: Method for shutting down and restarting individual cylinders of an engine. Mercedes Benz, Evenson McKeown Edwards & Lenahan P L L C, September 8, 1998: US05803040 (75 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method for shutting down and restarting individual cylinders of a multicylinder internal combustion engine by deactivating the charge change valves and the fuel injection. According to the invention, in shutting down a selected cylinder, the exhaust valve is disconnected fir ...


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Horst Brinkmeyer, Arthur Hipp, Daniel Hoffmann, Gunter Schwegler, Dirk Weigand: Remote control system for motor vehicle related devices. Mercedes Benz, Evenson McKeown Edwards & Lenahan P L L C, August 17, 1999: US05940007 (73 worldwide citation)

A system and method for operating a remote control having a portable remote control unit which can control at least one function unit. The remote control unit and the function unit are connected with one another by way of a bidirectional data communication link, by which data can be transmitted by m ...