US 11,654,767 B2
Motor vehicle with cooling air flap device
Sebastian Harter, Weissach (DE)
Assigned to DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, Stuttgart (DE)
Filed by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft, Stuttgart (DE)
Filed on Aug. 2, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/391,062.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2020 120 624.0 (DE), filed on Aug. 5, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2022/0041049 A1, Feb. 10, 2022
Int. Cl. B60K 11/08 (2006.01)
CPC B60K 11/085 (2013.01) 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A cooling air flap device for a motor vehicle, the cooling air flap device having a cooling air opening through which cooling air can flow, the cooling air flap device comprising:
a cooling air flap, which is arranged in or on the cooling air opening so as to be adjustable in order to change an opening cross section of the cooling air opening through which the cooling air can flow; and
a sensor configured to sense surroundings in a region of the cooling air flap device, the sensor being secured to the cooling air flap so that the sensor is adjustable together with the cooling air flap,
wherein the cooling air flap has a flap outer side, facing the surroundings, and a flap inner side, facing away from the surroundings,
wherein the sensor is arranged on the flap inner side, engages in a flap passage opening, and ends at the flap outer side, and
wherein the cooling air flap has, on the flap inner side, an inwardly protruding screening element which forms, in at least one open position of the respective cooling air flap in which the opening cross section of the cooling air opening is at least partially opened, a sight guard or flow guard which conceals the sensor.