US Pat. No. 9,227,486

SHADING ARRANGEMENT FOR A VEHICLE HAVING TWO SHADING UNITS AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING A SHADING ARRANGEMENT

WEBASTO SE, Stockdork (D...

1. A shading arrangement for a roof having a first look-through region and a second look-through region, the arrangement comprising:
a first shading unit for the first look-through region and a second shading unit for the second look-through region,
wherein the first and second shading units each include a planar shading element, respectively, on which each has a drive
linkage which either directly or indirectly acts on both first and second shading units, respectively within a lateral guide
rail in each of the first and second shading units in relation to a vertical longitudinal center plane of the roof,

wherein in relation to the vertical longitudinal center plane of the roof, a coupling tube connects the guide rails of the
first and second shading units to one another, which are respectively arranged on each side of the vertical longitudinal center
plane of the roof, which guide the drive linkage of the second shading unit, which is driven by the drive linkage of the first
shading unit, and

wherein the drive linkages of both the first and second shading units are guided within the coupling tube so that an end face
of the drive linkage of the first shading unit abuts against an end face of the drive linkage of the second shading unit.

US Pat. No. 9,090,148

CONVERTIBLE TOP HAVING A FABRIC OUTER SKIN

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A convertible top, comprising: a top linkage which is able to be moved between an open position which opens a vehicle interior
upward and a closed position which covers the vehicle interior above, and has at least one top element which is at least substantially
rigid, wherein the top element is designed as a plastics composite component which comprises a substrate structure which is
integrally formed to an outer skin, which is formed from a textile fabric having a rubber backing directly adjacent to the
substrate structure, wherein said convertible top is a hard top and in that the top element is a rigid roof segment of the
hard top.

US Pat. No. 9,227,487

SLIDING HEADLINER FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A sliding headliner for a motor vehicle that is movably guided on guides on both sides, comprising:
a flexible shading element, wherein the shading element is tightened by two side profile strips of the sliding headliner,
which strips are movably guided on two guides, that each guide has a front guide section and a rear guide section, that the
two side profile strips are held at a distance from one another by the rear guide sections under tightening of the shading
element in a transverse direction and are guided without tightening in the transverse direction by the front guide sections,
and

that the side profile strips are held at a distance from one another in the transverse direction on the front guide sections
by their own bending stiffness.

US Pat. No. 9,108,491

BLIND ARRANGEMENT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A blind arrangement for a motor vehicle, the blind arrangement comprising:
at least one blind sheet comprising along each of two opposed lateral edge regions of the blind sheet a guide strip that comprises
a constant force spring, extends along a direction of extension of the blind sheet, is guided in a guide track of a guide
rail that extends in the direction of extension, tensions the blind sheet transversely to the direction of extension, and
shapes the blind sheet into a winding body after leaving the guide track, wherein:

the winding body has a winding axis that extends transversely to the direction of extension of the blind sheet and the winding
body is at least partially arranged, at a level the same as or below a level of the guide tracks, the level of the winding
body being a longitudinal extension of the guide rails, and the guide tracks are arranged on both lateral sides of the blind
sheet,

each guide track is formed at a level of the winding axis on an attachment of the guide rail that is arranged at one end of
a substantially straight guide rail portion, and each attachment has, at least at the level of the winding axis, an inner
shell based on the winding axis and an outer shell based on the winding axis, said inner and outer shells delimiting the guide
track at the level of the winding axis and corresponding to webs that delimit the guide track in a region of the substantially
straight guide rail portion, the lateral guiding of the blind sheet in the guide tracks extending to the level of the winding
axis, and

the inner and outer shells of each attachment tension the blind sheet transversely to the direction of extension at the level
of the winding axis.

US Pat. No. 9,227,494

VEHICLE SLIDING ROOF DEVICE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A vehicle sliding roof device with a cover unit that comprises a cover and a cover frame and that is shiftably supported
on guides of the sliding roof device by a support device and that can be adjusted between a closed position covering a roof
opening and at least one open position, wherein the cover is detachably attached on the cover frame, that is shiftably supported
on the guides, and can be removed for freeing a roof opening from the cover frame arranged in the closed position;
wherein the cover can be locked on the cover frame by a bolting device;
wherein the bolting device comprises at least one bolt part movably supported on the cover frame; and,
wherein the bolt part can be adjusted between a first bolting position which locks the cover on the cover frame and between
a second bolting position which frees the cover for its removal from the cover frame and in particular locks the cover frame
on a sliding roof frame.

US Pat. No. 9,227,489

SIDE PANEL OF A VEHICLE ROOF THAT CAN BE OPENED

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A side panel of a vehicle roof that can be opened, which is provided for closing a lateral opening between a cover raised
over the vehicle roof and the adjoining vehicle roof, comprising:
a panel slat and
a pivot mounting with a pivot mounting area being attachable on the roof side and extending along the side panel, the panel
slat configured to be pivotable about the pivot mounting area,

wherein the pivot mounting area of the pivot mounting comprises a solid, curved or bowed pivot axis or wherein the pivot mounting
is formed from a flexibly deformable pivot mounting area of the side panel and a curved or bowed pivot axis positioned as
an instantaneous pivot axis corresponding to the particular pivoting position of the panel slat.

US Pat. No. 9,242,682

WIND DEFLECTOR OF AN OPENABLE VEHICLE ROOF

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A wind deflector of an openable vehicle roof, comprising:
a base element that can be attached to the vehicle roof,
a raising bow that can be deployed relative to the base element, and
a flexible wind deflector element which is attached with its upper edge to the raising bow and with its lower edge to the
base element, and which is held tensed between the raising bow and the base element when the raising bow is deployed, and

wherein when the raising bow is deployed, a lateral end section of the wind deflector element is in a taut position without
attachment at its lower edge relative to the base element or a roof frame and/or without attachment at its upper edge relative
to the raising bow.

US Pat. No. 9,114,688

SLIDER UNIT FOR THE MOUNTING OF A MOVABLE ROOF ELEMENT OF A VEHICLE ROOF, AND VEHICLE ROOF

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A slider unit for mounting a movable roof member of a vehicle roof, comprising:
a sliding block, which is designed for displaceable mounting in a vehicle-fixed part of the vehicle roof and which has at
least two sliding faces; and

a carrier member, which is designed for fixed mechanical coupling to the movable roof member of the vehicle roof and for mechanical
coupling to the sliding block;

wherein the carrier member has a first tab and a second tab which are arranged substantially centrally in the carrier member
relative to a displacement direction (V) of the slider unit, wherein the first tab is in engagement with a recess in the sliding
block to fix the position of the sliding block in relation to the vehicle-fixed part of the vehicle roof, and the second tab
is in engagement with the recess of the sliding block and is designed in such a manner that the sliding block is pretensioned
in relation to the vehicle-fixed part in the mounted state of the slider unit, and the carrier member has carrier arms with
length extending in the displacement direction (V) of the slider unit, which arms are mechanically coupled at their ends to
corresponding end sections of the sliding block.

US Pat. No. 9,327,471

FLAT COMPOSITE COMPONENT, IN PARTICULAR A VEHICLE BODY PART

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A flat composite component comprising a material composite with an outer layer, a barrier layer contiguous to the outer
layer, and a carrier structure on which the barrier layer is arranged and which comprises a core provided on a first side
facing the barrier layer with a first covering layer and on a second side facing away from the barrier layer with a second
covering layer, wherein the barrier layer and the carrier structure have coefficients of thermal expansion selected such that
deformation of the material composite in the event of a temperature change within a range of between ?50° C. and +80° C. is
absent, the coefficient of thermal expansion of the carrier structure is higher or lower than the coefficient of thermal expansion
of the barrier layer, and the barrier layer has a layered construction, individual layers of which are formed partially from
a fiber-free polyurethane material and partially from a fiber-containing polyurethane material.

US Pat. No. 9,290,086

SUNROOF APPARATUS

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A sunroof apparatus comprising:
a roof panel provided in an opening formed in a fixed roof of a vehicle; and
an opening/closing mechanism opening and closing the opening by at least obliquely moving the roof panel relative to the opening
in an vertical direction, wherein the opening/closing mechanism includes a support member fixed to the roof panel, a guide
rail fixed to the fixed roof, and extending in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle, a movable member movable along the
guide rail in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, a cam groove provided in the support member, and including an upper
cam surface and a lower cam surface facing each other in the vertical direction and extending in the longitudinal direction
of the vehicle, and an engaged portion provided in the movable member to project in a vehicle width direction, being engaged
with the cam groove, and relatively sliding on the upper and lower cam surfaces of the cam groove by movement of the movable
member,

relative slide movement of the engaged portion on the upper and lower cam surfaces of the cam groove obliquely moves the roof
panel relative to the opening in the vertical direction,

the engaged portion includes a first sliding portion having a convex curve facing upward, and sliding on the upper cam surface
of the cam groove, and a second sliding portion coupled to the first sliding portion, having a convex curve facing downward,
and sliding on the lower cam surface of the cam groove,

wherein the engaged portion is a metal member, and bended in a substantial S shape when viewed from the vehicle width direction;
wherein the member provided with the cam groove is formed by integrally molding a resin member and a metal plate, and the
upper and lower cam surfaces of the cam groove are made of the resin member;

wherein the support member is formed by insert molding of the metal plate into part of the resin member, and
wherein the support member is provided with a lower wall an upper wall located above the lower wall and extending substantially
in parallel with the lower wall, and a side wall, which connects the lower wall to the upper wall, the lower wall, the upper
wall and the side wall forming the cam groove.

US Pat. No. 9,283,828

VEHICLE TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A construction vehicle having a temperature control device for heating a hydraulic liquid of the construction vehicle when
an engine of the construction vehicle is stopped, comprising:
the temperature control device having a vehicle engine-on and engine-stop signaling device;
a temperature controller which is switchable on and off; and
wherein the temperature controller is configured such that when the temperature controller has been switched on and upon receipt
of a heating demand, the temperature controller automatically commands a construction vehicle heat source to heat the hydraulic
liquid upon receipt of an engine-stop signal from the engine-on and engine-stop signaling device.

US Pat. No. 9,847,699

ELECTRIC MOTOR

Mitsuba Corporation, Kir...

1. An electric motor mounted on a vehicle, the electric motor comprising:
a yoke in which a rotating shaft is housed;
a casing connected to the yoke;
a speed reduction mechanism housing unit provided in the casing, wherein a speed reduction mechanism for reducing a rotation
speed of the rotating shaft is housed in the speed reduction mechanism housing unit;

a board housing unit provided in the casing, and a circuit board for controlling a rotation of the rotating shaft;
a cover member made of metal, and provided between the speed reduction mechanism and the circuit board so as to cover the
speed reduction mechanism housing unit; and

a contact plate made of metal, and held between the yoke and the casing;
wherein the cover member is grounded to a body of the vehicle via the contact plate.

US Pat. No. 9,561,708

ROLL-SCREEN DEVICE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A roll-screen device provided at a window section formed in a roof of a vehicle, comprising:
a winding roller;
a light-shielding sheet configured to open the window section in a rolled-up state in which the light-shielding sheet is rolled
up on the winding roller and to shield the window section from light in an unrolled state in which the light-shielding sheet
is unrolled from the rolled-up state;

guide rails provided on both sides of the light-shielding sheet in a vehicle width direction and configured to guide the light-shielding
sheet when the light-shielding sheet transitions between the rolled-up state and the unrolled state; and

guide sections configured to allow entrance of side edges at both sides of the light-shielding sheet, which is unrolled from
the winding roller, in the vehicle width direction into the guide rails through entrance ports provided at end faces of the
guide rails,

wherein the light-shielding sheet includes a sheet body, and engagement belts provided at and along side edges at both sides
of the sheet body in the vehicle width direction,

the sheet body and the engagement belts are rolled up on the winding roller such that the sheet body and the engagement belts
overlap each other, the guide rails include engagement wall sections located at a vehicle widthwise inner side of the engagement
belts and configured to engage with the engagement belts to prevent the light-shielding sheet from falling out of the guide
rails, and

the guide sections include guide pieces each configured to put distance between the engagement belt and the sheet body before
the light-shielding sheet enters the guide rails.

US Pat. No. 9,375,993

ELECTRICAL HEATING UNIT, HEATING DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A HEATING UNIT

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. An electrical heating unit for a heating device for a vehicle comprising a heating layer and a heat conducting body, wherein
the heating layer comprises at least one heating resistor, and the heat conducting body comprises a heat absorbing face for
absorbing heat from the heating layer and a heat releasing face for releasing heat to a heat carrier fluid, wherein the heat
conducting body comprises a base body and at least two heat releasing bodies, wherein the base body and the heat releasing
bodies are connected to each other by substance bonding or are integrally formed, wherein the heat absorbing face is a surface
of the base body facing the heating layer and extending parallel to the heating layer, and the heat releasing face is a surface
of the heat releasing bodies.

US Pat. No. 9,688,126

ARRANGEMENT FOR A VEHICLE ROOF WITH A COVER

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. An arrangement for a vehicle roof having a cover which, starting from a closure position for closing a roof opening, can
be raised for opening by deployment means in the rear region thereof and which can be displaced backward over the vehicle
roof into an open position, wherein the deployment means:
have a sliding member which can be displaced in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle by means of a drive and which has
a first slotted guide;

have a second slotted guide which is secured to the vehicle; and
have a first control lever which is pivotably supported in the rear region on the cover and which is coupled to the first
slotted guide and the second slotted guide; so that, starting from the closure position of the cover, when the sliding member
is displaced in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, a movement of the cover in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle
is initially locked by means of the first control lever;

wherein the first control lever has three engagement elements for coupling to the first slotted guide and the second slotted
guide, wherein two engagement elements are in engagement with the first slotted guide and one engagement element is in engagement
with the second slotted guide.

US Pat. No. 9,623,734

SUNROOF STRUCTURE FOR AUTOMOBILE

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A sunroof structure for a vehicle, comprising:
a left side frame disposed on a left side of a vehicle body roof, extending along a vehicle front-rear direction;
a right side frame disposed on a right side of the vehicle body roof, extending along the vehicle front-rear direction;
a roof panel disposed between the left side frame and the right side frame, comprising a sunroof opening;
a sunroof disposed in the sunroof opening and comprising at least two glass panels arranged next to each other in the vehicle
front-rear direction, in which at least a foremost glass panel of the at least two glass panels is configured to be openable
and closeable;

a sunroof side rail disposed below a peripheral portion of the sunroof opening, extending along the vehicle front-rear direction,
and comprising a drain groove and a drain portion configured to discharge water accumulated in the drain groove to an outside
of the vehicle;

a reinforcement member disposed along a vehicle width direction between the sunroof side rail and a rearmost glass panel of
the at least two glass panels, which connects the left side frame to the right side frame; and

a drain member disposed between the peripheral portion of the sunroof opening and the reinforcement member, which receives
water falling from the peripheral portion of the sunroof opening toward an inside of a vehicle cabin of the vehicle, and causes
the water to flow to the drain groove of the sunroof side rail.

US Pat. No. 9,592,723

VEHICLE SUNROOF DEVICE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A sunroof device, comprising:
a movable panel for opening and closing an opening which is formed in a fixed roof of a vehicle and has a predetermined width;
a pair of guide rails fixed to the fixed roof and extending along side edges of the opening in a direction of the width;
a pair of sliders each of which is connected to a corresponding one of the pair of guide rails and is slidable on the guide
rail; and

a pair of panel support members each having engagement cams which engage with an engagement portion provided to a corresponding
one of the sliders, and each being fixed to a lower surface of the movable panel, wherein

the movable panel is capable of being moved in a tilted manner via the panel support members by allowing the sliders to move
along the guide rails,

each of the panel support members includes an elongated panel-like cored bar which extends along the lower surface of the
movable panel in a direction along which the guide rails extend, and a resin portion integrally formed with the cored bar
and having the engagement cams on both lateral sides of the cored bar in a thickness direction of the cored bar,

a portion of the cored bar which is located under the engagement cams is bent to form first and second protrusions which protrude
toward the lateral sides of the cored bar in the thickness direction of the cored bar, and

at least one of the first and second protrusions is formed by notching part of the cored bar into a tongue and bending the
notched part.

US Pat. No. 9,114,689

SIDE PANEL OF A COVER ON A VEHICLE ROOF

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. An openable vehicle roof with a cover, which can be folded out of a roof opening of the vehicle roof, and with a side panel
which can be adjusted between a lowered starting position when the cover closes the roof opening and a raised covering position
when the cover is folded out, wherein
the side panel in its lowered starting position is arranged beneath a boundary or contact region between a side edge of the
cover and a roof portion delimiting the roof opening and with a clearance from the cover.

US Pat. No. 9,067,479

ROLLER SHADE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A roller shade, comprising:
a light shielding sheet which can be rolled up in a roll shape or can be unrolled and which covers a window formed in a roof
of a vehicle so as to open or close the window;

rolling means configured to move the light shielding sheet in an opening direction of the window by rolling up the light shielding
sheet and move the light shielding sheet in a closing direction of the window by unrolling the light shielding sheet;

a pair of strip-shaped guide belts each extending along a corresponding one of side end parts of the light shielding sheet
in a sheet width direction perpendicular to a traveling direction of the light shielding sheet and each connected to a lower
surface of the light shielding sheet; and

a pair of guide parts each having a guide space which receives a corresponding one of the side end parts of the light shielding
sheet in the sheet width direction and a corresponding one of the guide belts, for guiding the side end part and the guide
belt in the traveling direction, wherein

each guide belt tilts downward from a base end which is a connection part of the guide belt with the light shielding sheet,
toward an inner side in the sheet width direction, and is vertically flexible about the connection part as a point of support,
and

an inner wall surface of the guide space includes an inclined surface part which is located near the guide belt and closer
to the inner side in the sheet width direction than the guide belt, and which extends upward to tilt to an outer side in the
sheet width direction, and

wherein a vertical length of the guide space on the outer side in the sheet width direction is shorter than a vertical length
of the guide space on the inner side in the sheet width direction.

US Pat. No. 9,776,484

WINDING DEVICE FOR A ROLLER BLIND ARRANGEMENT, ROLLER BLIND ARRANGEMENT AND ROOF ARRANGEMENT

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A winding device for a roller blind arrangement for a vehicle, comprising:
a winding element having a longitudinal axis, which is designed to be rotatably supported about the longitudinal axis on a
vehicle and to wind and unwind a roller blind web;

a coil spring having an axially extending hollow space, wherein the winding element is connected to the vehicle by means of
the coil spring and the coil spring enables a rotational movement of the winding element relative to the vehicle; and

a rod element which is arranged in the hollow space of the coil spring for guiding the coil spring, wherein the rod element
is made from a rigid material and constructed in such a manner that the rod element directly contacts the coil spring by expanding
against the coil spring in the hollow space and radially tensions the coil spring,

wherein the rod element has a plurality of contact locations with the coil spring, the contact locations being distributed
over a longitudinal rod axis.

US Pat. No. 9,667,120

DRIVE DEVICE

Webasto SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A drive device for driving first and second driven members provided at an opening formed in a fixed roof of a vehicle,
comprising:
a single motor;
a single drive gear directly connected to an output shaft of the motor or connected to the output shaft of the motor through
a reduction gear;

first and second power transmission gears engaged with the drive gear;
a first output shaft connected to the first power transmission gear so as to rotate together with the first power transmission
gear;

a second output shaft connected to the second power transmission gear so as to rotate together with the second power transmission
gear;

a first pinion gear engaged with a first drive cable for driving the first driven member and supported so as to be fitted
onto the first output shaft;

a second pinion gear engaged with a second drive cable for driving the second driven member and supported so as to be fitted
onto the second output shaft;

a first electromagnetic clutch configured to switch between a connection state in which the first pinion gear is connected
to the first output shaft so as to rotate together with the first output shaft and a disconnection state in which the first
pinion gear and the first output shaft are disconnected from each other; and

a second electromagnetic clutch configured to switch between a connection state in which the second pinion gear is connected
to the second output shaft so as to rotate together with the second output shaft and a disconnection state in which the second
pinion gear and the second output shaft are disconnected from each other,

wherein the first electromagnetic clutch includes first fixing means configured to unrotatably fix the first pinion gear to
a fixed member of the vehicle in the disconnection state of the first electromagnetic clutch, and

the second electromagnetic clutch includes second fixing means configured to unrotatably fix the second pinion gear to the
fixed member of the vehicle in the disconnection state of the second electromagnetic clutch.

US Pat. No. 9,759,422

EVAPORATOR BURNER FOR A MOBILE HEATING DEVICE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. An evaporator burner for a mobile heating device, comprising
a combustion chamber, an evaporator accommodation, and an evaporator element for evaporation of liquid fuel,
wherein the evaporator element is accommodated in the evaporator accommodation at a side facing the combustion chamber,
wherein at a side of the evaporator accommodation facing away from the combustion chamber, the evaporator burner comprises
at least one combustion air guide element which is arranged such that a combustion air flow path extending at least along
a portion of a base wall of the evaporator accommodation is formed between the combustion air guide element and the base wall
of the evaporator accommodation,

wherein the combustion air guide element and the evaporator accommodation are formed such that the combustion air flow path
extends from a combustion air inlet, which is provided centrally above the base wall of the evaporator accommodation, at least
partly radially outward along the base wall, wherein the combustion air flow path leads into a ring-shaped combustion air
pre-chamber which is formed ring-shaped around the combustion chamber,

wherein the evaporator burner comprises flow guide elements in the combustion air flow path in the region between evaporator
accommodation and combustion air guide element in such a manner that in operation a flow component in the circumferential
direction is impressed onto the flowing combustion air, and

wherein the flow guide elements extend up to the evaporator accommodation across a slit formed between the evaporator accommodation
and the combustion air guide element over the region of the base wall of the evaporator accommodation.

US Pat. No. 9,868,341

ARRANGEMENT COMPRISING A COVER FOR A VEHICLE ROOF

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. An arrangement with a cover for a vehicle roof, which cover, starting from a closed position for closing a roof opening,
is raiseable in the rear region thereof for opening using deployment means and which cover is displaceable toward the rear
over the vehicle roof into an open position, wherein the deployment means
has a sliding carriage which is displaceable in a guide rail along the vehicle longitudinal direction by means of a drive;
has a rear deployment lever with respect to the vehicle longitudinal direction, which rear deployment lever is pivotably coupled
to the cover and which rear deployment lever is pivotably coupled to a bearing which bearing is stationary fixed with respect
to the guide rail and which rear deployment lever has a first coupling element; and

has a deployment rod which is pivotably coupled by way of the first coupling element to the rear deployment lever and which
deployment rod is, by way of the sliding carriage, displaceable along the vehicle longitudinal direction for the deployment
of the rear deployment lever;

wherein the stationary fixed bearing is arranged such that a pivot axis of the stationary fixed bearing is arranged above
a base of the guide rail,

and wherein the deployment rod is coupled to the first coupling element such that, starting from the closed position of the
cover, during a displacement of the sliding carriage along the vehicle longitudinal direction, the deployment rod overruns
the fixed bearing.

US Pat. No. 9,759,448

MOBILE HEATING DEVICE OPERATED WITH LIQUID FUEL

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A mobile heating device operated with liquid fuel, said mobile heating device comprising:
a combustion chamber having a widening portion and in which in operation combustion air and fuel are converted in a flaming
combustion;

a primary combustion air inlet adjacent the combustion chamber, the widening portion having a cross-section which widens with
increasing distance from the primary combustion air inlet;

a fuel supply supplying fuel into the widening portion; and
an air guide guiding combustion air into the widening portion with a flow component directing the combustion air in a circumferential
direction such that an axial recirculation region forms in the widening portion in which gases flow in a direction towards
the primary combustion air inlet oppositely to a main flow direction, wherein the combustion chamber is fluidically sectioned
into a primary combustion zone and a secondary combustion zone, the primary combustion zone includes the widening portion—and
the recirculation region, and the secondary combustion zone is provided with a secondary combustion air inlet in such a manner
that a higher air-fuel ratio than in the primary combustion zone forms in the secondary combustion zone.

US Pat. No. 9,758,024

ROOF FRAME COMPONENT OF A ROOF OPENING SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A roof frame component of a roof opening system of a vehicle, wherein the roof frame component is formed from at least
one organic sheet or has at least one organic sheet, and in that continuous fibers of a fabric or a mat of the organic sheet
are oriented predominantly in a longitudinal direction of frame sections of the roof frame component.

US Pat. No. 9,975,409

ARRANGEMENT WITH A COVER FOR A VEHICLE ROOF

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. An arrangement with a cover for a vehicle roof which, starting from a closed position for closing a roof opening, can be raised for opening using deployment means in the rear region thereof and which can be displaced toward the rear over the vehicle roof into an open position, wherein the deployment meanshave a sliding member which can be displaced in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle by means of a drive in a guide rail and which has a sliding member link;
have a link which is fixed relative to the guide rail; and
have a deployment rod which can be displaced in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle by means of the sliding member and which is coupled in the closed position of the cover by means of a first coupling element to the fixed link and by means of a second coupling element to the sliding member link;
wherein:
the fixed link and the sliding member link extend with respect to the longitudinal direction of the vehicle at least partially in opposing directions so that, starting from the closed position of the cover, when the sliding member is displaced, the deployment rod is initially displaced in order to deploy a rear deployment lever relative to the guide rail and after the deployment is locked in the event of a further displacement of the sliding member.

US Pat. No. 9,925,698

METHOD AND MOULD FOR PRODUCING A PANEL ASSEMBLY

Webasto SE, (DE)

1. A method for producing a panel assembly comprising a panel and a gasket, which gasket is adhered to the panel, extends along at least a portion of the periphery thereof and has a surface moulded against a solid surface, the method comprising the steps of:providing a first mould part having a first mould surface forming a first part of said solid surface;
placing the panel and the first mould surface against one another;
producing said gasket, by means of an applicator device moving along at least said portion of the periphery of the panel, forming a second part of said solid surface, while applying a composition onto said solid surface, the gasket being produced by allowing said composition to cure against said solid surface;
removing the panel and the gasket produced thereon from the mould;
wherein the composition has a dynamic viscosity, measured at a shear rate of 1/s, lower than 35000 mPa·s when it arrives onto at least a portion of the solid surface, wherein the method further comprises:
providing a second mould part having a second mould surface forming a third part of said solid surface; and
placing the second mould part against the first mould part and the panel so that a closed cavity is formed the inner boundaries of which form said solid surface defining substantially the complete shape of the gasket;
wherein at least one of the first mould part and second mould part comprises a resilient lip extending along at least said portion of the periphery of the panel, the method further comprising while producing said gasket:
displacing said resilient lip by said applicator device to provide access to the closed cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,599,103

METHOD FOR OPERATING A DOSING PUMP AND DEVICE HAVING A DOSING PUMP

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A method for operating a dosing pump, wherein the dosing pump comprises a piston, which for delivery is movable back and
forth between a starting position and an end position, and a drive unit which can be electrically excited by the application
of a voltage, the method having the step of:
controlling the voltage so as to generate an effective voltage in order to move the piston from the starting position into
the end position, that differs from the starting position, wherein the effective voltage assumes a first local maximum (U1) in a starting phase (t0-t1) and is lower than the first local maximum in a subsequent intermediate phase (t1-t2), and wherein the effective voltage assumes a second local maximum (U3), higher than the effective voltage applied during the intermediate phase, in an end phase (t2-t3) which follows the intermediate phase, wherein the piston reaches its end position during the intermediate phase, and wherein
the piston stays in its end position during the end phase.

US Pat. No. 9,045,023

VEHICLE SLIDING ROOF DEVICE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

5. A vehicle sliding roof device with a cover unit that is shiftably supported on guides of the sliding roof device by a support
device and that can be adjusted between a closed position covering a roof opening and at least one open position, wherein
a locking device which detachably locks the cover unit at least in its closed position and an arresting device with which
the cover unit can be arrested from shifting relative to the guides at least in different opening positions can both be activated
by a manually operated activating device,
wherein the arresting device contains at least one arresting component that is movably supported on the cover unit and can
be adjusted on the side edge of the cover unit on at least one arresting engagement part arranged on the sliding roof frame
by pretension in the arresting engagement, and

wherein the arresting component can be adjusted by the activating device by an adjusting unit comprising a Bowden wire into
an inactive withdrawal position.

US Pat. No. 10,035,407

DRIVE MECHANISM FOR A VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR MOVING PANELS FOR A VEHICLE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

12. A method for moving a first and a second movable panel for a vehicle, comprising: moving a rod of a first slide mechanism along a first direction relative to a guide rail and thereby pivoting a tilt lever for tilting a rear edge of the first panel, the tilt lever being coupled with the rod, moving the first panel relative to the tilt lever along the first direction, decoupling the rod from the tilt lever, moving the tilt lever relative to the rod along the first direction, and thereby moving a second slide mechanism for moving the first second panel.

US Pat. No. 9,776,486

ARRANGEMENT COMPRISING A COVER FOR A VEHICLE ROOF

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. An arrangement comprising a cover for a vehicle roof, the cover comprising a front edge and a rear edge opposing the front
edge and, starting from a closed position for closing a roof opening, the cover raiseable in the rear region thereof by deployment
means in order to open the roof opening, the deployment means having
a sliding carriage, which is displaceable in a guide rail along a vehicle longitudinal direction;
a deployment lever (VH) having a front end region, a rear end region and a coupling element arranged between the front end
region and the rear end region, wherein in the closed position of the cover the deployment lever is in engagement with a slotted
link which is stationarily fixed relative to the guide rail by means of the coupling element;

a slotted link carriage, which is arranged so as to be displaceable in the guide rail along the vehicle longitudinal direction,
the deployment lever being coupled thereby in a manner which is pivotable and displaceable in a direction between the cover
and the guide rail; and

a control rod, which is coupled to the sliding carriage and which is guided so as to be displaceable relative to the guide
rail along the vehicle longitudinal direction; wherein the control rod comprises a slotted control link, the deployment lever
being coupled thereto such that in a first movement segment, starting from the closed position of the cover, with a displacement
of the sliding carriage in the vehicle longitudinal direction to the rear, the slotted control link controls a rotation of
the deployment lever around the coupling element.

US Pat. No. 9,776,487

VEHICLE ROOF WHICH CAN BE OPENED AND WHICH COMPRISES A MOVABLE COVER

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A vehicle roof which can be opened, comprising:
a cover that can be moved between a closed position in a roof opening and an open position in which the cover is raised at
least at its rear edge and is at least partly moved over an adjoining roof portion,

wherein the cover is supported by means of a front bearing device, which can be moved by a drive device, such that the cover
can be moved along a front guide rail, and is supported by means of a rear bearing device such that the cover can be raised
over the adjoining roof portion and moved along a rear guide rail,

wherein the rear bearing device is coupled to the drive device over a first or front sub-movement path of the cover and is
decoupled from the drive device over a second or rear sub-movement path of the cover, wherein the drive device moves the cover
relative to the rear bearing device, which is held in a stationary manner, on the second or rear sub-movement path, and an
opening lever of the rear bearing device is movably mounted on a longitudinal guide of the cover, and

wherein the opening lever is mounted on the rear guide rail so as to be movable at least by means of a front slide element
and a rear slide element, and in that when the cover is closed, the rear slide element is located in a horizontal main guide
portion of the rear guide rail and the front slide element is located in a front horizontal guide portion of the rear guide
rail, which extends at a lower level than the main guide portion.

US Pat. No. 9,776,618

MOTOR VEHICLE AND METHOD

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

21. A method for charging an energy store of a motor vehicle, comprising:
determining an actual value of the state of charge of the energy store,
determining prediction data which comprises weather data,
determining an estimate of the quantity of energy which is provided in a predefined time period by one element for providing
electrical energy to the energy store, the element being a conversion element for converting radiation energy into electrical
energy in order to charge the energy store, wherein the conversion element is mechanically coupled to the motor vehicle, as
a function of the prediction data,

determining an estimate of a value of the state of charge of the energy store after charging with the estimated quantity of
energy,

charging the energy store by means of the conversion element if the estimated state of charge is higher than or equal to a
predefined value of the state of charge, and

wherein the step of determining prediction data further comprises determining a historical user profile using at least a predicted
stationary time of the motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,989,277

HEATING DEVICE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A heater, in particular for mobile use, having:a combustion chamber for converting fuel with combustion air in order to release heat,
a heat exchanger for transferring at least some of the heat released to a heating medium to be heated,
a fuel delivery device for feeding fuel to the combustion chamber,
a combustion air blower for feeding combustion air to the combustion chamber,
a heating medium blower for delivering the heating medium,
a common drive for the combustion air blower and the heating medium blower,
at least one sensor for monitoring a mass flow of the heating medium,
a controller, which controls the fuel delivery device and the common drive,
characterized in that the controller is designed to vary the ratio between the quantity of heating medium and the quantity of fuel fed to the combustion chamber and the ratio between the quantity of fuel fed to the combustion chamber and the quantity of combustion air fed to the combustion chamber in dependence of the mass flow of the heating medium, and
wherein the controller is designed to increase the rotational speed of the common drive while the delivery rate of the fuel delivery device remains the same, if the mass flow of the heating medium is too low.

US Pat. No. 9,970,653

MOBILE HEATING UNIT OPERATED BY MEANS OF LIQUID FUEL

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A mobile heating device operated with liquid fuel, said mobile heating device comprising:a combustion chamber having a widening portion and in which in operation combustion air and fuel are converted in a flaming combustion;
a central combustion air inlet adjacent the combustion chamber, the widening portion having a cross-section which widens with increasing distance from the combustion air inlet;
a fuel supply supplying fuel into the widening portion; and
an air guide guiding combustion air into the widening portion at the central combustion air inlet with an axial flow component and with a flow component directing the combustion air in a circumferential direction such that an axial recirculation region forms in the widening portion in which gases flow in the direction towards the combustion air inlet oppositely to a main flow direction, the air guide device comprising a ring and including at least one spirally extending guide blade on an outer surface or the air guide, the spirally extending guide blade forming spirally extending channels.

US Pat. No. 9,950,599

SEALING FOR A VEHICLE ROOF

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. Roof module for a vehicle, comprising:a roof panel for closing an opening in the roof module,
a frame for mounting the roof module onto the vehicle,
a sealing which is fixedly mounted to the frame for sealing engagement with the panel, and
adjusting elements for adjusting the roof panel relative to the frame;
wherein
the sealing further comprises a cover lip for covering the adjusting elements, wherein the cover lip can be bent away in a resilient manner for accessing the adjusting elements with an adjusting tool.

US Pat. No. 9,895,957

HEATING DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE HEATING DEVICE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A heating device for a vehicle, said heating device comprising
a flow path for a liquid heat transport medium, and
an electric heating unit having a heating resistor for heating the heat transport medium in a heating section of the flow
path, said heating section including at least two serpentine channels connected in parallel through which the heat transport
medium flows in parallel, in which the flow path includes an inlet section upstream of the heating section and an outlet section
downstream of the heating section, wherein the channels branch off from the inlet section and discharge into the outlet section.

US Pat. No. 9,694,649

ELECTRIC HEATING, VEHICLE COMPRISING AN ELECTRIC HEATING AS WELL AS METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRIC HEATING

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. An electric heating comprising:
at least one first resistance heating device and a second resistance heating device,
at least one pulse width modulation device capable of a pulse width modulated operation of the first resistance heating device
and/or the second resistance heating device,

as well as at least one switching device,
wherein the switching device is capable of, for a heating operation, selectively switching the first resistance heating device
and the second resistance heating device between a first heating mode in which the first resistance heating device and the
second resistance heating device are electrically connected in series, and a second heating mode in which the first resistance
heating device and the second resistance heating device are electrically connected in parallel,

wherein the electric heating comprises a control device to control the switching device based on a sensed voltage value of
a supply voltage of the electric heating.

US Pat. No. 10,118,469

ROLLER BLIND ARRANGEMENT HAVING LATERAL GUIDANCE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A roller blind arrangement for a motor vehicle for shading a transparent vehicle section, comprising: a roller blind web which can be wound up to form a roller blind winding and is guided at its lateral edges in relation to a vertical longitudinal center plane of the roller blind in each case in a guide rail, as well as a drive device having a drive pinion which drives two driving means each of which is guided in a guide track of its corresponding guide rail, wherein the driving means are each designed as a toothed belt which has an essentially rectangular cross section and comprises a toothing on at least one side, the teeth of said toothing extending at least approximately perpendicular to a plane of the unwound roller blind web between a lower side of the toothed belt and an upper side of the toothed belt, wherein the roller blind web is pressed between the lower side of the toothed belt and a bottom of each corresponding guide track and, when viewed in transverse direction of the guide rail, is deviated in the guide track by the toothed belt at least approximately U-shaped or the roller blind web is pressed between the upper side of the toothed belt and a top of the guide track and, when viewed in transverse direction of the guide rail, is deviated in the guide track by the toothed belt at least approximately in a reverse U-shape.

US Pat. No. 10,081,236

VEHICLE COMPRISING COVER FOR ROOF OPENING

Webasto SE, Stockdorf (D...

18. A cover for a roof opening of a motor vehicle, comprising a roof tarp adapted to be releasably coupled to a roof of the motor vehicle, which is circumferentially provided with a tensioning rope at its edge for tensioning the roof tarp at a sealing strip or sealing rail encompassing the entire roof opening and circumferentially limiting the roof opening.

US Pat. No. 9,902,244

ARRANGEMENT COMPRISING A COVER FOR A VEHICLE ROOF

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. An arrangement with a cover for a vehicle roof, which cover, starting from a closed position for closing a roof opening,
is raiseable in the rear region thereof for opening using deployment means and which cover is displaceable toward the rear
over the vehicle roof into an open position, wherein the deployment means
has a sliding carriage which is displaceable in a guide rail along the vehicle longitudinal direction by means of a drive;
has a rear deployment lever with respect to the vehicle longitudinal direction, which rear deployment lever is pivotably coupled
to the cover and which rear deployment lever is pivotably coupled to a bearing which bearing is stationary fixed with respect
to the guide rail and which rear deployment lever has a first coupling element; and

has a deployment rod which is pivotably coupled by way of the first coupling element to the rear deployment lever and which
deployment rod is, by way of the sliding carriage, displaceable along the vehicle longitudinal direction for the deployment
of the rear deployment lever;

wherein the stationary fixed bearing is arranged such that a pivot axis of the stationary fixed bearing is arranged above
a base of the guide rail,

and wherein the deployment rod is coupled to the first coupling element such that, starting from the closed position of the
cover, during a displacement of the sliding carriage along the vehicle longitudinal direction, the deployment rod overruns
the fixed bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,244,656

HEATING DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE, AND METHOD OF COOLING AN ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT OF THE HEATING DEVICE

Webasto SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A heating device for a vehicle, comprising:a flow path for a liquid heat transport medium;
an electric heating unit generating heat; and
a heat transfer unit discharging generated heat from the electric heating unit to the heat transport medium in a heating section of the flow path; and
a first electronic control unit controlling the electric heating unit, the control unit including a heat discharge body discharging waste heat from the control unit to the heat transport medium in a preheating section of the flow path upstream of the heating section, wherein the heat transfer unit and the heat discharge body are formed in a single-piece unitary construction, the single piece unitary construction including a non-linear thermal decoupling portion extending between the heat transfer unit and the heat discharge body and increasing the thermal resistance between the heat transfer unit—and the heat discharge body as compared to a straight line.

US Pat. No. 9,987,980

COVERING DEVICE WITH A LIGHT SOURCE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A covering device which is fixable opposite an opening of a motor vehicle, the covering device comprises comprising:at least one element which is fastened on the circumference of the opening, wherein a covering unit is displaced in an expansion direction between a storage position, in which the covering unit is released from the opening and is wound up onto a winding-up device, and a covering position, in which the covering unit is extended opposite the opening,
wherein the covering unit is fastened on one end on a pull rod, the pull rod being parallel to the axis of the winding-up device and being displaceable between the storage position and the covering position relatively to the at least one element along the expansion direction,
wherein the covering unit comprises a network of optical fibers having lateral light scattering, wherein the network of optical fibers is supplied with light by at least one light source,
wherein the light source is fastened on the element and, in order to supply the network of optical fibers with light, can illuminate ends of the optical fibers of the network in at least one illuminating position of the covering unit,
wherein the illuminating position is the covering position,
wherein the ends of the optical fibers are grouped together at the height of at least one head and the head is opposite to the light source in the illuminating position and is oriented in the expansion direction, the head being fastened on the pull rod, and
wherein the element is a forward cross member of the covering device, the forward cross member being arranged opposite to the winding-up device along the expansion direction.

US Pat. No. 9,981,536

ASSEMBLY HAVING A COVER FOR A VEHICLE ROOF

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. An arrangement having a cover for a vehicle roof which, starting from a closed position for closing a roof opening, is raiseable in the rear region thereof for opening using deployment means and which cover is displaceable toward the rear over the vehicle roof into an open position, wherein the deployment means havea sliding member which is displaceable in a guide rail along the longitudinal direction of the vehicle by means of a drive and which sliding member has a first coupling element and a second coupling element; and
a cover carrier, which is mechanically coupled to the cover and which has with respect to the longitudinal vehicle direction a front slotted link and a rear slotted link which is arranged behind the front slotted link;
wherein in the closed position of the cover, the second coupling element is in engagement with the rear slotted link in such a manner that, starting from the closed position of the cover when the sliding member is displaced toward the rear along the longitudinal direction of the vehicle by means of the rear slotted link, initially a movement of the sliding member relative to the cover is allowed and a deployment of the cover in a vertical direction can be controlled, and in that, in the event of further displacement, the first coupling element is coupled into the front slotted link and by means of the front slotted link a carrying of the cover carrier by the sliding member relative to the guide rail is controlled.

US Pat. No. 10,023,032

VEHICLE HAVING A SLIDER FOR GUIDING A DISPLACEABLE ELEMENT

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A vehicle having a slider for guiding a displaceable element of the vehicle relative to a body of the vehicle, wherein the slider is arranged so as to be movable along a guide element, and has a plastics region and a metal region,wherein the slider is embodied in one piece, and the metal region is at least partially overmolded with the plastics region, and the slider is configured such that at least one portion of the slider engages at least partially around the guide element; and
wherein the metal region is a spring-steel insert which is overmolded entirely with the plastics region.

US Pat. No. 10,202,073

SHADING ARRANGEMENT OF A VEHICLE ROOF

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A shading arrangement of a transparent roof section of a passenger car, comprising: an areal shading element which is displaceable between a shading position and an uncovering position and comprises a lower side facing towards a vehicle interior and an upper side facing towards a vehicle environment, wherein an indirect illuminating device is provided, and the shading element comprises a light effect material which interacts with the illuminating device, the indirect illuminating device illuminating the shading element from the upper side and/or the lower side, wherein the lighting effect material is made of a phosphorescent and/or fluorescent material which is arranged at the lower side and/or the upper side of the shading element or the lighting effect material is formed by phosphorescent and/or fluorescent thread or the lighting effect material is made of a reflective material or the lighting effect material comprises a diffusor material.

US Pat. No. 10,112,457

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A VEHICLE HEATER AND VEHICLE HEATER

Webasto SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A method for producing a vehicle heater including a main body equipped with a non-intrinsically safe heat conductor layer, and a sensor device for detecting exceedances of a temperature threshold value, said method comprising:spraying a sensor layer onto a heat conductor layer of a main body of a vehicle heater forming a sensor device;
fixing said sensor layer onto the main body without exposing the main body to temperatures common in baking processes;
wherein the main body is at least one of a metal/air and a metal/liquid heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,189,341

TOP OF A CONVERTIBLE VEHICLE COMPRISING PANEL BOWS

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A top of a convertible vehicle, comprising a top cover and a top linkage which is adjustable between a closed position covering a vehicle interior and a storage position uncovering the vehicle interior toward the top and which has a linkage arrangement on each of its two sides with respect to a vertical longitudinal center plane of the top, each linkage arrangement being pivotably mounted on a respective main bearing, which is fixed to the vehicle, via a main multi-joint arrangement comprising two main links, a rear bow realized as a panel bow being mounted on each of the bilaterally arranged linkage arrangements via a rear link arrangement, said rear bow being arranged at the rear when the top linkage is in the closed position and extending in the transverse direction of the top, wherein the two bilaterally arranged rear link arrangements are each actuable by a drive lever which drives the respective rear link arrangement in a first opening phase starting from the closed position while the main multi-joint arrangement is static and which drives the respective rear link arrangement in the opposite direction of the respective main multi-joint arrangement in a second opening phase, and wherein the top linkage comprises at least four panel bows.

US Pat. No. 10,314,114

ELECTRIC HEATING DEVICE FOR MOBILE APPLICATIONS

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. An electric heating device for mobile applications, having:a substrate and
a heating conductor layer that is formed on the substrate,
wherein the heating conductor layer comprises at least one heating conductor track that extends in a main plane on the substrate,
wherein the heating conductor track is structured in such a manner that a multiplicity of track sections are formed that extend adjacent to one another and are separated from one another by insulating gaps and
at least one reversal site is provided at which the heating conductor track is deflected in such a manner that inner-lying track sections through which current is flowing in opposite directions with respect to one another extend in an adjacent and parallel manner with respect to one another,
wherein the spacing between the adjacent inner-lying track sections through which current is flowing in opposite directions with respect to one another is locally widened on the inner side in the region of the reversal site,
characterized in that
in the region of the reversal site, the inner-lying track sections protrude outwards towards track sections that lie further outwards and are separated by insulating gaps from the inner-lying track sections and in the case of the track sections that lie further outwards the width of the track sections is locally reduced only in the region of the reversal site in order to compensate the local widening on the inner side between the inner-lying track sections and the protrusion of the inner-lying track sections.

US Pat. No. 10,202,025

VEHICLE ROOF MODULE HAVING A ROOF ELEMENT AND A ROLLER BLIND APPARATUS

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A vehicle roof module having a transparent roof element and a roller blind apparatus arranged under the roof element and having a roller blind, which is wound on a winding shaft and can be pulled out to cover the underside of the roof element, and which is guided by a drain edge when pulled out from the winding shaft, wherein a foam material attached on the roof element contains a drain edge body having the drain edge.

US Pat. No. 10,173,508

TOP OF A CONVERTIBLE VEHICLE COMPRISING PANEL BOWS

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A top of a convertible vehicle, comprising a foldable top cover and a top linkage which can be displaced between a closed position, in which a vehicle interior is covered, and a storage position, in which the vehicle interior is open toward the top, and which has a linkage arrangement on both sides with respect to a vertical longitudinal center plane of the top, each linkage arrangement comprising two main links, which are pivotably mounted on a main bearing fixed to the vehicle and one of which is driven by means of a main drive, panel bows extending between the bilaterally arranged linkage arrangements, a first one of said panel bows being a front bow, a second one being a front center bow, a third one being a rear center bow and a fourth one being a rear window bow, characterized in that the rear center bow is arranged below the rear window bow in the storage position and in that two displacing links are articulated to the rear center bow, one of which is driven by means of a drive element and preferably at least one of which is pivotably mounted on the main bearing, and wherein in the closed position of the top, the panel bows form an at least largely continuous support surface for the top cover in the longitudinal direction of the top and the top cover rests on at least one of the center bows without fixation in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,144,274

ROOF ATTACHMENT AND PASSENGER CAR COMPRISING A REMOVABLE ROOF ATTACHMENT

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A roof attachment for a roof of a passenger car, said roof attachment comprising:at least one roof shell; and
two lateral-wall shells arranged on opposite sides of the passenger car relative to a vertical longitudinal center plane of the roof, said lateral-wall shells each being pivotable between a storage position folded against an inner side of the roof shell and an unfolded usage position, wherein the roof attachment defines a cross section in the shape of an upside-down U and can be attached onto interfaces of the passenger car via lower edges of the two lateral-wall shells facing away from the roof shell, said roof shell and said lateral-wall shells being able to be brought into contact with a hard-top section and with lateral pillars of the passenger car when in the usage position and rearward edges of the roof shell and of the lateral-wall shells forming a continuous edge of the vehicle rear, and a securing element securing the lateral-wall shells against the roof shell to prevent pivoting relative to the roof shell when in the unfolded usage position.

US Pat. No. 10,113,742

EVAPORATOR BURNER

Webasto SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. An evaporator burner for a mobile heating device, said burner comprising:a combustion chamber;
a fuel supply line supplying a liquid supplied fuel for the combustion chamber; and
an evaporator evaporating the supplied fuel, wherein the evaporator has a carrier body including a non-porous material and which has a fuel preparation surface which faces toward the combustion chamber and which comes into contact with the liquid fuel, wherein a surface structuring with a multiplicity of depressions and elevations is formed into the fuel preparation surface and/or into a rear side, which is averted from said fuel preparation surface, of the carrier body.

US Pat. No. 10,112,326

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN EDGING OF A FLAT EXTENDED PANEL

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A device for producing an edging of a flat extended panel, the device having:a molding tool;
a material dispenser which is movable in relation to the molding tool, for dispensing a material for the edging, wherein the molding tool has:
a first mold body having a holding region for the panel;
a second mold body having a holding region for the panel such that the panel is capable of being held by the first mold body and by the second mold body;
a third mold body which with the first mold body shares a common contact region, wherein the first mold body, the second mold body, and the third mold body are configured such that they conjointly with the panel surround a space in which the edging is configurable; and
an access duct to the space, the former being configured between the second mold body and the third mold body;
wherein an elastic lip seal is fixed to the second mold body and/or to the third mold body, so as to close and temporarily unblock the access duct.

US Pat. No. 10,106,020

ARRANGEMENT HAVING A COVER FOR A VEHICLE ROOF

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. An arrangement having a cover for a vehicle roof which, starting from a closed position for closing a roof opening, is raisable for opening using deployment means in the rear region thereof and which is displaceable toward the rear over the vehicle roof into an open position, wherein the deployment means havea sliding member which is displaceable in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle in a guide rail by means of a drive;
a deployment rod, having a first coupling element and a second coupling element, the deployment rod being displaceable in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle by means of the sliding member, wherein the deployment rod in the closed position of the cover is coupled to the sliding member by the second coupling element;
a pocket which in relation to the guide rail is configured so as to be stationary fixed and which in terms of the shaping thereof is adapted to the first coupling element of the deployment rod; and
a further coupling element and a locking slotted link, of which the deployment rod has the one, and the sliding member has the respective other;
such that
starting from the closed position of the cover, upon displacing the sliding member in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle toward the rear, the deployment rod is decouplable from the sliding member in a decoupling plane and in relation to the guide rail is locked in a form-fitting manner, wherein for locking, the further coupling element and the locking slotted link are mutually engaged in such a manner that inserting the first coupling element of the deployment rod into the pocket is controllable substantially in the normal direction of the decoupling plane.

US Pat. No. 10,106,021

ARRANGEMENT COMPRISING A COVER FOR A VEHICLE ROOF

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. An arrangement comprising a cover for a vehicle roof, said arrangement having a sliding member which is displaceable in a guide rail in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle by means of a drive; an activation element having a mechanical coupling element; a construction element that is locationally fixed in relation to the guide rail, a pocket which in the shaping thereof is adapted to the mechanical coupling element being formed in said construction element; and an elastic element that is mounted so as to be locationally fixed in relation to the guide rail; wherein in a first state the elastic element by way of a locking region protrudes into the pocket; in a second state the locking region is guided out of the pocket; such that, starting from a closed position of the cover, when the sliding member is being displaced in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, in a first movement section of the sliding member the elastic element by means of the sliding member is transferable from the first state to the second state; in an adjacent second movement section of the sliding member an introduction of the mechanical coupling element into the pocket is controllable such that a displacement of the activation element is blocked at least in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle; and in an adjacent third movement section of the sliding member the elastic element is transferable from the second state to the first state, and a movement of the coupling element out of the pocket is blocked.

US Pat. No. 10,234,136

EVAPORATOR BURNER FOR A MOBILE HEATING UNIT OPERATED USING LIQUID FUEL

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. An evaporator burner for a mobile heating device operated with liquid fuel, said burner comprising:a mixture preparation region mixing fuel with combustion air to form a fuel-air mixture;
a fuel supply supplying liquid fuel to the mixture preparation region;
a combustion-air supply supplying combustion air to the mixture preparation region;
at least one evaporation surface to which the liquid fuel is supplied for evaporation of the liquid fuel;
a reaction region downstream of the mixture preparation region in terms of flow and which serves for the reaction of the fuel-air mixture to form combustion exhaust gases with a release of heat; and
an exhaust-gas recirculation arrangement recirculating combustion exhaust gases into the mixture preparation region;
wherein an axial body extends in the mixture preparation region along a longitudinal axis of the evaporator burner so as to be spaced apart from a side wall of said mixture preparation region, and
wherein the axial body has an internal cavity which is open toward the reaction region and from which at least one exhaust-gas outlet opening extends to the mixture preparation region such that combustion exhaust gases are recirculated through the axial body to the mixture preparation region.

US Pat. No. 10,099,537

ROLLER BLIND ARRANGEMENT WITH LATERAL GUIDE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A roller blind arrangement for a motor vehicle for shading a transparent vehicle section, comprising:a roller blind web which can be wound up to form a roller blind winding and is guided at its lateral edges, in relation to a vertical longitudinal center plane of the roller blind, in a respective guide rail, as well as a drive device having a drive pinion which drives two driving means, which are each guided in a respective one of the guide rails,
wherein the two driving means are each designed as a toothed belt, the toothed belt having teeth on one side and a flat surface on an opposite side, said toothed belt flat surface configured for detachable coupling to the roller blind web,
in that the two driving means are each joined within their respective guide rail to the roller blind web solely via the respective flat surface and are each detached from the roller blind web in a section arranged between the guide rails and the roller blind winding, and
wherein the teeth of the toothed belt are oriented parallel to the vertical planar orientation of the web.

US Pat. No. 10,101,026

EVAPORATOR ARRANGEMENT

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A vehicle heating device, having:an evaporator burner and a heat exchanger through which hot exhaust gases are routed and in which at least a part of generated heat is transferred to a medium to be heated,
the evaporator burner comprising an evaporator arrangement having,
an evaporator body support into which a fuel supply line for supplying a liquid fuel opens, and
an evaporator body for distributing and evaporating the liquid fuel,
wherein the evaporator body comprises at least one layer of a metal woven fabric of interwoven metal wires,
wherein the evaporator body comprises a construction with plural layers with at least one layer of a metal non-woven fabric, and
wherein the at least one layer of the metal non-woven fabric is arranged at a side of the at least one layer of metal woven fabric which faces away from the fuel supply line.

US Pat. No. 10,300,774

ELEMENT TO BE INTEGRATED IN A GUIDE RAIL FOR A SLIDING ROOF, ROOF ARRANGEMENT AND MOTOR VEHICLE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. Element to be integrated in a guide rail for a sliding roof of a motor vehicle, having a vertical wall and a flange surface which protrudes from the vertical wall and is configured to be screwed to the guide rail and to a frame part of the motor vehicle, wherein in an operationally mounted state, the flange surface points in the direction of a dry region, and the flange surface tapers in the direction of the vertical wall with respect to a main direction of extent of the vertical wall, wherein the element has a channel for the form-fitting accommodating of a web of the guide rail, wherein the channel is expanded in such a manner that, in the accommodated state of the web, water can flow between the channel and the web.

US Pat. No. 10,245,929

LOCKING DEVICE HAVING A LOCKING HOOK AND A MOVABLE SLIDE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A locking device of a top of a convertible vehicle, comprising a locking support, a locking hook, which can be shifted in at least one of a translational and rotational manner so as to be displaced between a release position and a locked position, and a driving mechanism for the locking hook, said driving mechanism comprising a driving wheel, which is driven by a driving motor and which drives a slide movable on the locking support, wherein the slide is connected to a driving section of the locking hook via a pull-link arrangement in such a manner that the locking hook undergoes a pivoting movement when the slide is moved.

US Pat. No. 10,397,985

PLASTICS REAR WINDOW HAVING A REAR WINDOW HEATER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A rear window of a motor vehicle, said rear window comprising:a plastic window pane body having grooves at at least one of two large faces, the grooves each having a flank angle with respect to the plane of the window pane body of approximately 45° to 65°; and
strip conductors at least partially filling each of said grooves and forming a rear window heater;
wherein the strip conductors are an electrically conductive paste; and wherein the strip conductors are imprinted.

US Pat. No. 10,302,180

DRIVE CABLE FOR ACTUATING A VEHICLE ELEMENT

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A drive cable for actuating a vehicle element which is movable with respect to a vehicle design, comprising:a cable body having a flexible cable core which is wrapped with a spiral which follows a helical line so as to become engaged with a gearwheel,
wherein at least three longitudinal ribs or fillets are formed along the periphery of the cable body,
the drive cable being able to support itself in a cable guide via the longitudinal ribs or fillets, which form at least mostly continuous guiding lines and contact lines of the drive cable, each having continuously the same distance to the cable axis, or
in that an elastically or plastically malleable cable jacket is provided which engages over the cable core and the spiral, the cable jacket forming a cylindrically shaped rib-free peripheral surface when the cable core is stretched,
the peripheral surface of the cable being arranged con-centric with respect to the cable axis.

US Pat. No. 10,302,298

EVAPORATOR BURNER ARRANGEMENT FOR A MOBILE HEATER OPERATED WITH LIQUID FUEL

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. An evaporator burner arrangement for a mobile heater operated with liquid fuel, said burner arrangement comprising:a mixture preparation region generating a fuel-air-mixture;
a fuel evaporation surface arranged in the mixture preparation region for evaporating the liquid fuel;
a combustion air supply supplying combustion air to the mixture preparation region;
a fuel supply supplying liquid fuel to the fuel evaporation surface;
a conversion region arranged fluidically downstream of the mixture preparation region for converting the fuel-air-mixture in order to release heat; and
a heat conductor body spaced from a sidewall of the mixture preparation region and extending through the mixture preparation region to the conversion region for feeding-back heat from the conversion region to the mixture preparation region by thermal conductance,
wherein the mixture preparation region includes a tapering portion tapering in a direction towards the conversion region and
wherein a widening of the cross-section is formed at a transition from the mixture preparation region to the conversion region.

US Pat. No. 10,288,353

HEAT EXCHANGER

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A heat exchanger for motor vehicles, said heat exchanger comprising:a heat exchanger body;
a first fluid duct through which a first fluid can flow;
a second fluid duct through which a second fluid can flow,
wherein one of the first fluid and the second fluid is a relatively warm fluid and warmer than the other of the first fluid and the second fluid, which is a relatively cool fluid,
wherein, during use of the heat exchanger with the first fluid and the second fluid, after said fluids enter a heat exchange region, heat transport from the relatively warm fluid to the relatively cool fluid takes place in the heat exchange region,
wherein the first fluid duct and the second fluid duct have, in the heat exchange region, at least two common codirectional-flow regions, each consisting of a part of the first fluid duct and a part of the second fluid duct that are adjacent to each other, and one common counterdirectional-flow region, consisting of a part of the first fluid duct and a part of the second fluid duct that are adjacent to each other, arranged between the codirectional-flow regions, or at least two common counterdirectional-flow regions, each consisting of a part of the first fluid duct and a part of the second fluid duct that are adjacent to each other, and one common codirectional-flow region, consisting of a part of the first fluid duct and a part of the second fluid duct that are adjacent to each other, arranged between the counterdirectional-flow regions,
wherein the first fluid duct has at least one of a codirectional-flow duct section or a counterdirectional-flow duct section and at least two of the other of a codirectional-flow duct section or a counterdirectional-flow duct section, wherein the codirectional-and the counterdirectional-flow duct sections are fluidically connected, and
wherein a fluid partition wall arranged between the first fluid duct and the second fluid duct forms a flow partition between each adjacent codirectional-flow duct section and counterdirectional-flow duct section.

US Pat. No. 10,266,040

VEHICLE ROOF BASE FRAME

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A roof opening system for closing or at least partially opening a roof opening as required, the roof opening system being realized as an interchangeable insert and having a vehicle roof base frame which can be placed on top of an edge area of a vehicle roof structure limiting the roof opening, comprising: two longitudinal legs and a transverse leg connecting the two longitudinal legs to each other, the legs being realized as separate parts,wherein a seal is arranged between each of the longitudinal legs and the transverse leg when in an assembly position in which the legs are firmly connected to each other, and
wherein the two longitudinal legs are each arranged on the transverse leg via a hinge.

US Pat. No. 10,266,041

LOCKING DEVICE HAVING A LOCKING HOOK AND A DETECTION DEVICE FOR A LOCKING-HOOK POSITION

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A locking device of a convertible vehicle, comprising a locking support, a locking hook, which can be shifted in a translational and/or rotational manner so as to be displaced between a release position and a locked position, and a driving mechanism for the locking hook, said driving mechanism comprising a driving element, which is driven by a driving motor and drives the locking hook, as well as a detection device for detecting a position of the driving element, wherein the detection device is a sensor, which continuously detects the position of the driving element with respect to the locking support.

US Pat. No. 10,266,042

CONVERTIBLE VEHICLE HAVING A COVER FOR A LINKAGE EXIT OPENING

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A convertible vehicle having a top displaceable between a closed position, in which it covers a vehicle interior, and a storage position, in which the vehicle interior is open toward the top, and which comprises:a top linkage, which, on both sides with respect to a vertical longitudinal center plane of the vehicle, extends through a linkage exit opening of a vehicle trim when the top is in the closed position, each of the linkage exit openings on both sides being provided with a cover,
the cover comprising a panel which can be displaced between a cover position, in which it covers the linkage exit opening, and an open position, in which the linkage exit opening is open,
wherein each cover comprises a guiding device, which guides the respective panel on a curved track in the direction of the vehicle front and outward in the transverse direction with respect to the vertical longitudinal center plane of the vehicle when the panel is displaced from the cover position into the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,384,521

ROLLER BLIND ARRANGEMENT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A roller blind arrangement for a motor vehicle, comprising:a roller blind web, a winding shaft and lateral guide rails, in each of which a respective flexible flat guide belt is arranged and engages a respective lateral border region of the roller blind web, and that each flat guide belt is guided in a respective guide rail of the lateral guide rails,
wherein a respective lateral winding guide for each guide belt is provided externally in a region of the winding shaft and prevents a lateral offset of one of the respective guide belts on the winding shaft, each lateral winding guide being transverse to the winding shaft;
wherein the lateral winding guides are each formed from a member which is arranged adjacent to an inner edge of each respective guide belt and medial relative to the web; and wherein each member acts directly on the roller blind web.

US Pat. No. 10,384,523

CONVERTIBLE TOP HAVING LINK ARRANGEMENTS FOR ADJUSTING A CONVERTIBLE-TOP ELEMENT

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A convertible top of a vehicle, comprising a convertible-top linkage which comprises a link arrangement on both of its two sides relative to a vertical longitudinal center plane of the convertible top, said link arrangement being pivotably mounted on a main bearing fixed to the vehicle and serving to displace a convertible-top element between a lifted operating position and a lowered storage position, each link arrangement comprising:a base link which is pivotably mounted on the corresponding main bearing; a four-joint arrangement which comprises a first adjusting link and a second adjusting link which are pivotably connected to the convertible-top element; and a coupling element which is a component of the four-joint arrangement and to which the base link, the first adjusting link and the second adjusting link are hinged; said link arrangements moreover each comprising a backlite link arrangement which comprises a first coupling link hinged to the coupling element, said first coupling link being connected to one of the adjusting links via a second coupling link so as to couple the four-joint arrangement to the backlite link arrangement in a positively controlled manner; and
wherein the convertible-top element is a rearward convertible-top cassette.

US Pat. No. 10,377,313

STEP ASSEMBLY OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A step assembly of a motor vehicle, comprising:a vehicle-attached bearing assembly for connecting the step assembly to a vehicle structure, a lowerable step, and actuating kinematics for the lowerable step,
wherein the actuating kinematics comprise a link assembly in each of the two end portions of the lowerable step, the link assembly being displaceable by a drive link assembly between a retracted position, in which the lowerable step is in a lifted position, and an extended position, in which the lowerable step is in its lowered position,
wherein trim parts which cover the link assemblies at least in the lifted position of the lowerable step are disposed on the bearing assembly, and
wherein each link arrangement is formed by a scissor lever assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,369,871

FRAME OF A VEHICLE ROOF AND PRODUCTION THEREOF

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A vehicle roof comprising a frame, which at least partially surrounds a roof opening, which can be closed or at least partially released as desired by means of a lid element, and/or serves for supporting and fixing a rigid roof panel forming a hard top section, comprising, on each of its two sides relative to a vertical longitudinal center plane of the roof, a respective longitudinal beam made of sheet metal and at least one transverse beam made of sheet metal and connecting the two longitudinal beams to each other, wherein the longitudinal beams and the at least one transverse beam are connected to each other via joint lines made of polyurethane foam.

US Pat. No. 10,399,527

VEHICLE ROOF HAVING A ROOF OPENING

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A vehicle roof, comprisinga roof opening, which is closable or at least partially released by a panel element or which is closed by a glass hardtop element or a plastic hardtop element,
as well as an emergency retaining device, which is deactivated during standard operation of the corresponding vehicle and which at least partially covers the roof opening during an accident, in particular when the vehicle is overturning, and which comprises at least one fabric, which is able to be folded or wound up,
said fabric taking up a folded and/or wound-up storage position during standard operation of the vehicle and being pulled out by a driving device during the accident and being brought into a covering position so that the roof opening is at least partially covered by the fabric, said driving device working dependently of a signal from a sensor which detects the accident; and
wherein the driving device comprises a gas pressure vessel, said fabric being displaced into the covering position upon release of the gas pressure vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,391,847

LOCKING DEVICE HAVING A LOCKING HOOK AND A MOVABLE SLIDE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A locking device of a top of a convertible vehicle, comprising a locking support, a locking hook, which can be shifted in a translational and rotational manner so as to be displaced between a release position and a locked position and which is engaged with a locking counterpart when in the locked position, and a driving mechanism for the locking hook, the driving mechanism comprising a driving wheel, which is driven by a driving motor and which drives a slide movable on the locking support, the slide being connected to the locking hook in such a manner that the locking hook undergoes a displacing movement when the slide is moved, wherein a securing pin is arranged on a first component, the securing pin engaging into a corresponding recess of a second component when the locking hook is in the locked position, the second component moving relative to the first component when the locking hook is being displaced, the securing pin thus securing the locking hook against being displaced in the direction of the release position when the locking hook is in the locked position.

US Pat. No. 10,406,901

WIND DEFLECTOR HAVING A FASTENING SYSTEM FOR AN UNFOLDABLE DEFLECTOR ELEMENT

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A wind deflector for a vehicle roof capable of being opened and having a displaceable cover element, the wind deflector, comprising: an unfoldable deflector element which is made of a flat flexible material and whose lower edge portion is connected to a vehicle-mounted base via a lower edge strip and whose upper edge portion is fastened to a pivotable deploying bow via an upper edge strip, the lower edge strip lower edge strip and the vehicle-mounted base and/or the upper edge strip and the deploying bow forming a respective fastening system, wherein the fastening system comprises a fixing rib on one side and an arrangement of tabs attached to the fixing rib on the other side, the arrangement of tabs being formed along the fixing rib by alternating locking tabs and support tabs, the locking tabs and the support tabs being in contact with the fixing rib on lateral sides of the fixing rib facing away from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,408,447

EVAPORATOR ARRANGEMENT

Webasto SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. An evaporator arrangement for evaporating liquid fuel for a mobile, fuel-operated heating device, having:an evaporator body for distributing and evaporating liquid fuel and at least one fuel supply line for supplying liquid fuel to the evaporator body, wherein the evaporator body has at least a first region from a knitted metal wire fabric, and wherein the knitted metal wire fabric in the first region comprises a plastically deformed and compressed knitted metal wire fabric.