Patent Number: 6,332,603

Title: Method for controlling an engine support

Abstract: Assembly mounts are stochastically or periodically detuned by changing their spring rate in order to prevent the transient effect of stuttering vibration of the drive assembly of a motor vehicle. The adjustment of the spring rate by at least a factor of 5 takes place for a time period which corresponds to no more than one fifth of the vibration duration of the stuttering movement.

Inventors: Rotsch; Karl (Markt Indersdorf, DE), Pollhammer; Rainer (Linz, AT), Peters; Norbert (Stuttgart, DE), Schramm; Felix (Munich, DE), Kafer; Thomas (Landsberg, DE), Loschner; Steffen (Olching, DE), Flechtner; Horst (Garching, DE), Heltmann; Hans (Grossaitingen, DE), Horne; William Mark (Conventry, GB)

Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: F16F 15/02 (20060101); F16M 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018