Patents Represented by Attorney Max Fogiel
  • Patent number: 7311182
    Abstract: To make a sealing and guiding packet available to shock dampers in order to minimize or even entirely prevent the negative effects of the so-called stick-slip effect and thus permit greater riding comfort, a sealing and guiding packet is proposed which comprises the following features: a) A cylindrical gasket (6) surrounding an oscillating piston rod (10) and in contact with the latter, which has a first and a second end face (6a, 6b) and a cylindrical mantle surface (6c), b) a cylindrical elastomer element (7) surrounding the ring (6), which has two radially extending flanges (7a, 7b), which thrust the ring (6) resiliently against the end faces, and which [elastomer element] has a radially extending third flange (7c) which biases the ring against the piston rod surface; as well as c) tightening elements (1; 1.1, 1.2, 1.3; 4) which in the working state keep the elastomer element (7) under bias both in the axial and in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Thyssenkrupp Bilstein GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Nevoigt, Steffen Lang
  • Patent number: 7302922
    Abstract: The invention is characterized in that the gas exchange valves of a cylinder are displaced in a displacement unit (15, 34) jointly and independently of the displacement of the displacement devices of the other cylinders. Every displacement unit (15, 34) is associated with separate actuators for actuating the same. Angle of rotation sensors (42, 43) are provided to detect the angle or rotation signals of the crankshaft and the camshaft or any other shaft rotating at half the crankshaft speed. These angle of rotation signals are used to derive the common idle phase of all valves of a cylinder to be jointly adjusted, a control unit (44) effecting the displacement of every displacement unit (15, 34) during said common idle phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Thyssenkrupp Automotive AG
    Inventors: Helmut Schön, Gordon Köhne, Peter Kuhn, Frank Obrist
  • Patent number: 7296546
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the variable actuation of gas exchange valves for internal combustion engines, wherein at least one cam (2) pertaining to a camshaft (1) mounted in a housing rotates according to the engine speed. The cam (2) first drives an intermediate member (4) which performs a clear oscillating, rotary movement and has a rotational axis (7) that can be displaced in the housing parallel to itself along a curve of displacement (8), said intermediate member comprising a control cam (5) having a lifting region (5b) and actuating an output member (11) that, in turn, actuates at least one valve (13). The aim of the invention is to enable one such device to be reliably controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Thyssenkrupp Automotive AG
    Inventors: Helmut Schön, Kai-Uwe Keller, Peter Kuhn, Gordon Köhne, Frank Obrist, Christian Busch
  • Patent number: 7231865
    Abstract: A swiveling motor for a divided stabilizer in an area of a vehicle axle, in which a housing is closed off in a region of its end surfaces by lids. A differential pressure regulating valve located coaxially with the housing and having at least one electromagnet, and two springs of different spring load deflection characteristics directed opposite to one another. One of these springs has a lower spring load deflection characteristic in a region of the electromagnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Thyssenkrupp Automotive AG
    Inventors: Holger Wehaus, Volker Middelmann
  • Patent number: 7213337
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an entire piston, piston heads for example, especially intended for internal-combustion engines, wherein in an initial manufacturing step a blank that will eventually constitute the piston is preliminarily forged along a prescribed axis, shaping appropriate contours, and wherein in at least one subsequent manufacturing step the preliminarily shaped piston is finally forged along at least one other axis, creating additional contours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Automotive AG
    Inventors: Antônio José de Araújo Pôrto, Joao Lester Garcia Lopes, Airton Aparecido Chignolli
  • Patent number: 7201260
    Abstract: A subassembly for the amplitude-dependent absorption of shock, especially in a dashpot for a motor vehicle with a piston and an oscillating piston rod. The piston (3) is accommodated in a housing (2), partitioning the housing into two compartments (4 & 5), and travels up and down inside the housing, radially aligned and axially subject to motion-limiting tension, on the end of the piston rod (1). The object is a simple and reliable subassembly that takes up little additional space. The piston is accordingly axially tensioned between two springs (17 & 18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Bilstein GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Diederich, Jan Kirch, Werner Stüber
  • Patent number: 7194917
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to prevent a detrimental effect on the operation of electric smelting furnaces. To achieve this, a pressure cell (41), which continuously measures the clamping force, is allocated to the actuating cylinder (21) that is responsible for fixing the interchangeable electrode (31) into the electrode support arm (11), said pressure cell continuously transmitting the measured values to a measured value display that is located at a distance from the furnace. This obviates the need for the previous conventional method of checking the current clamping pressure by placing a clamping pressure gauge in the electrode holder, e.g. when the electrode is replaced, without running the risk of a breakdown caused by the detachment of the electrode, triggered by an uncontrolled drop in the clamping pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Inventor: Arndt Dung
  • Patent number: 7111600
    Abstract: Mechanical controls for continuously varying the length of the stroke of the valves in an internal-combustion engine and for maintaining the valves constantly closed while the engine is in operation while simultaneously varying how long the valve or valves remain open, whereby the valves are actuated by rocker levers that are in turn actuated by an angled lever, whereby the positions of the levers are varied in order to vary the length and duration of the stroke. The valves are actuated at low engine speeds by assigning a specific narrow angle of rotation to each abbreviated stroke to be established. FIG. 1 illustrates valve stroke controls with an angled lever (2) actuated by a cam (17) mounted on a lateral roller (3). In the event of a misalignment, a planetary gear comes into play, wherein a roller (9), mounted on the rocker lever (8) that actuates the valve (1) acts a sun wheel, the angled lever (2) acts as a planet wheel, and a setting lever (5) acts as a planet bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Automotive AG
    Inventor: Herbert Naumann
  • Patent number: 7100750
    Abstract: An assembly for a hydraulic dashpot. The dashpot is accommodated in an overall housing (1) and provided with a shock-absorbing piston (3) traveling back and forth inside the housing on one end of a piston rod (2) and partitioning the housing into two compartments (19 & 23), and a vibration-compensating piston (11) hydraulically paralleling the first piston and accommodated inside a subsidiary housing (10). The object of is to ensure a solid and reliable connection between the shock-absorbing piston and the piston rod while allowing as much of the piston rod as possible to find support inside the housing. The vibration-compensating piston is accordingly an annular piston and travels back and forth with its inner surface resting against a section (9) of the piston rod adjacent to the fastening for the shock-absorbing piston, and with its outer surface against the inner surface of the subsidiary housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Bilstein GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Drees
  • Patent number: 7066307
    Abstract: A hydraulic dashpot for motor vehicles, with a cylinder and a primary piston. The cylinder (1) is charged with shock-absorption fluid. The primary piston (2) is mounted on the lower end of a piston rod (8) and partitions the cylinder into two chambers (3 & 4). The piston rod travels axially into and out of the cylinder. The primary piston is provided with breaches, with shock absorption valves (5) that can vary the cross-section of the breaches, and with a bypass system comprising at least two mutually dependently controlled bypasses between the two compartments. The object of the present invention is to improve a hydraulic dashpot of the aforesaid genus to the extent that the at least two bypass channels, although they can be opened and closed mutually dependently, need not be opened and closed sequentially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Bilstein GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Adamek, Dirk Feist
  • Patent number: 7028520
    Abstract: A method using high interior pressure to reshape structural section of continuously bounded overall cross-section, whereby the overall cross-section can be provided with extra walls or chambers and a stopper is forced radially against each end of the piece. The object is to reduce wear on the stopper while ensuring that any walls or chambers in addition to its overall crosssection will buckle or bulge only at their ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Thyssenkrupp Automotive AG
    Inventors: Arndt Birkert, Sven Schneider
  • Patent number: 6997995
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing components with a high load capacity from ?+? TiAl alloys, especially for producing components for aircraft engines or stationary gas turbines. According to this method, enclosed TiAl blanks of globular structure are preformed by isothermal primary forming in the ?+?? or ? phase area. The preforms are then shaped out into components with a predeterminable contour by means of at least one isothermal secondary forming process, with dynamic recrystallization in the ?+?? or ? phase area. The microstructure is adjusted by solution annealing the components in the ? phase area and then cooling them off rapidly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignees: Leistrits Turbinenkomponenten Remscheid GmbH, Rolls-Royce Deutschland LTD & Co KG
    Inventors: Peter Janschek, Lothar Knippschild, Karl Schreiber, Dan Roth-Fagaraseanu
  • Patent number: 6986414
    Abstract: A hydraulic dashpot with a cylinder (1), a piston (4), and a bypass. The cylinder is charged with fluid. The piston partitions the cylinder into two compartments (7 & 8), travels back and forth therein on the end of a piston rod (2), and is provided with breaches and valves. The open cross-section of the bypass can be expanded and contracted and fixed in accordance with the direction the piston is traveling in, depending on whether the dashpot is in the compression or in the suction phase. The bypass is provided with an axially displaceable control component. One end of the control component comes to rest against a valve, its displacement being limited by stops. The bypass is accommodated in an axial bore through the piston rod. The bypass operates in conjunction with various outlets that open into the compartments. The control component is provided with at least one lateral flange and travels back and forth in at least one tube. The object is a smooth performance curve and low wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Bilstein GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Hönig, Günter Poetsch, Hendrik Kloss, Stefan Mages
  • Patent number: 6973904
    Abstract: Mechanical controls for continuously varying the length of the stroke of the valves in an internal-combustion engine and for maintaining the valves constantly closed while the engine is in operation while simultaneously varying how long the valve or valves remain open, whereby the valves are actuated by rocker levers that are in turn actuated by an angled lever, whereby the positions of the levers are varied in order to vary the length and duration of the stroke. The valves are actuated at low engine speeds by assigning a specific narrow angle of rotation to each abbreviated stroke to be established. FIG. 1 illustrates valve stroke controls with an angled lever (2) actuated by a cam (17) mounted on a lateral roller (3). In the event of a misalignment, a planetary gear comes into play, wherein a roller (9), mounted on the rocker lever (8) that actuates the valve (1) acts a sun wheel, the angled lever (2) acts as a planet wheel, and a setting lever (5) acts as a planet bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Automotive AG
    Inventor: Herbert Naumann
  • Patent number: 6974004
    Abstract: A shock-absorbing piston for hydraulic fixtures, especially hydraulic dashpots for motor vehicles, and separating two hydraulics chambers. The body of the piston is breached by one or more ports. The end of each is blocked by a resilient or resiliently loaded cap. The object is to improve the flow of hydraulic fluid. The ports (13 & 14) are sickle-shaped and the cap rests eccentric against the face of the piston's body (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Bilstein GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Feist, Kais Saadeddin
  • Patent number: 6959906
    Abstract: A blow-off valve for a hydraulic dashpot comprising a fluid charged cylinder (1) and a piston (3) that travels back and forth therein on the end of a piston rod. The piston partitions the cylinder into two compartments (6 & 7) and is provided with breaches (4) and shock-absorbing valves. The piston rod (2) or an extension (8) thereof is hollow and accommodates operating components (13). The object is a valve that can be accommodated along with the hydraulic lines that serve it outside the piston rod or an extension thereof. The outer surface of the piston rod is accordingly provided with at least one axial inwardly undulating groove (14) at least as long as the piston, including its fastenings and operating components, is high. Alternatively, the bore that extends through the piston rod or its extension and its fastenings and operating components is provided with a similar radially outward groove that can be closed off at the compression end by a spring-loaded valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Bilstein GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Hönig, Günter Poetsch, Hendrik Kloss, Stefan Mages
  • Patent number: 6938314
    Abstract: A method of fastening at least two large-surface components together by hole-punching rivets, in which the rivets are driven through the components by rivet drivers and against dollies, and fastening the components together. The components rest on supports, and the dollies are a part of these supports; each of the rivet drivers as well as the dollies are guided unfocused to a correct position where a hole-punching rivet is to be placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Automotive AG
    Inventors: Thomas Meichsner, Wulf Leitermann
  • Patent number: 6938596
    Abstract: Mechanical controls for continuously varying the length of the stroke of the valves in an internal-combustion engine and for maintaining the valves constantly closed while the engine is in operation while simultaneously varying how long the valve or valves remain open, whereby the valves are actuated by rocker levers that are in turn actuated by an angled lever, whereby the positions of the levers are varied in order to vary the length and duration of the stroke. The valves are actuated at low engine speeds by assigning a specific narrow angle of rotation to each abbreviated stroke to be established. FIG. 1 illustrates valve stroke controls with an angled lever (2) actuated by a cam (17) mounted on a lateral roller (3). In the event of a misalignment, a planetary gear comes into play, wherein a roller (9), mounted on the rocker lever (8) that actuates the valve (1) acts a sun wheel, the angled lever (2) acts as a planet wheel, and a setting lever (5) acts as a planet bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Automotive AG
    Inventor: Herbert Naumann
  • Patent number: 6910676
    Abstract: A motion nut for a lifting device, especially a car jack, in which a basic body has an internal thread and a threaded spindle is seated in the internal thread. The basic body together with the internal thread is a single unit component formed of at least two separate material components of different materials. The two separate material components form an internal thread region part and an external part, so that properties of the internal thread region is selectable different from properties of the external part. The properties of the thread being selectable for reduced friction and the properties of the external part being selectable for increased strength and stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignees: ThyssenKrupp Bilstein GmbH, Ensinger GmbH
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Kugele, Reinhold Endres, Lothar Bai, Guido Naumes, Ferdinand Alten, Peter Brosius
  • Patent number: 6910682
    Abstract: A pneumatic-spring wheel-suspension leg for motor vehicles. The leg comprises a bellows (1) that can be rolled up over a jacket (3) and accommodates a pneumatics chamber (9), a hydraulic dashpot inside the bellows or jacket, and a piston rod (5) that travels into and out of the dashpot and is attached axially and resiliently directly or indirectly at one end to the vehicle's chassis. The object is to relieve the dashpot of difficult attenuation tasks when a hard wheel suspension is necessary. The leg accordingly includes another pneumatics chamber (10) and the communication between the two pneumatics chambers can be partly or entirely blocked by a valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Bilstein GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Fritz