Patents Assigned to Alfred Teves GmbH
  • Patent number: 5322356
    Abstract: A method and a circuit configuration to augment the driving stability of a road vehicle using traction slip control by brake management. The drive wheel is identified which instantaneously exhibits the higher coefficient of friction (HM-wheel). The rotational pattern of this wheel is monitored and stabilized by brake management as soon as the traction slip of this wheel exceeds a limit value. Braking pressure which may exist in the wheel brake of the second drive wheel (LM-wheel) is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Kolbe, Klemens Roesch
  • Patent number: 5320024
    Abstract: To preclude a rolling diaphragm forming together with a metallic diaphragm plate the movable wall of a vacuum brake force booster from being detached from a groove accommodating the radially inward area of the rolling diaphragm, it is provided, in the practice of the invention, that the contour of a supporting face for the diaphragm plate formed on the control valve housing and the contour of the radially inward area (sealing bead of the rolling diaphragm correspond to the curved shaped of the radially inward area (curvature) of the diaphragm plate, and that both the contour of the supporting face and the one of the radially inward area (sealing bead) of the rolling diaphragm correspond to the curved shape of the radially inward area (curvature) of the diaphragm plate, and that the groove with the axial dimension thereof extends into the bearing area of the diaphragm plate of the support face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Wilfried Wagner, Kai-Maichael Graichen
  • Patent number: 5318066
    Abstract: A solenoid valve for hydraulic brake units with slip control is described which has a magnetic armature (2) surrounded by a valve dome (14), the magnetic armature (2) positioned by energization of a magnet coil (16) , so that a valve needle (1) which is carried by the magnetic armature (2) is moved onto a valve seat (3). A hydraulic actuating force is generated by an arrangement causing the valve needle (1) to open even through the solenoid valve is energized causing the valve to act as a pressure relief or limiter valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Burgdorf, Peter Volz, Andre F. L. Goossens
  • Patent number: 5315860
    Abstract: A simple-design device for the measurement of coefficients of friction depending on the relative speed between a sample (8) and a brake disc (13) features a simple-design set-up and is well suited for the measurement of the changes of the coefficient of friction in the starting and in the stopping phases of the friction surface (13). The device operates by pressing the sample (8) with a defined pressing force (K1, K2) onto the friction surface (13) and simultaneously measures that force (K3) with which the samples (8) are dragged by the friction surface (13) transversely to the pressing force (K1, K2) as a function of time and speed. A brake disc can be provided as a friction surface (13). A single source of forces (K1, K2) for the pressing force can also be provided, resulting in a simple-design and sturdy structure for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Ludwig Dreilich, Karl-Friedrich Woersdoerfer, Thomas Egerer, Reinhold Worms
  • Patent number: 5311793
    Abstract: A brake cable fixing device for the expanding lock of a parking brake is described making possible an easy installation of a brake cable. A tapered cable end nipple of the brake cable is guided during installation by a funnel-shaped entry space, constituted by the outer edges of the fork of an actuating lever and by an elastic leg of a securing element positioned on a forked pressure bracket. Insertion of the cable and nipple deflects the elastic leg of the securing element, allowing the end nipple to pass by, and the restoring force of the elastic leg urges the cable end nipple into position in the fork of the actuating lever. The securing element is described as a spring clasp, having a pair of spring legs connected at a vertex, one spring leg constituting the elastic leg, the other spring leg engaging the endwall of the pressure bracket to mount the securing element thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Claus-Peter Panek, Jurgen Musolf, Uwe Wohlmann, Wulf Post
  • Patent number: 5312174
    Abstract: A slip-controlled brake system, especially for use with automotive vehicles has a brake pressure generator (1) accommodating a master cylinder (2) connected to the brake pressure generator through master brake conduits (62,63) are the wheel brakes (31 to 34), comprising hydraulic auxiliary pressure pumps (21,26) and wheel sensors (S1 to S4) and electronic circuits capable to control, for slip control purposed, electromagnetically actuable pressure fluid inlet valves (24,25,29,30) and pressure fluid outlet valves (22,23,35,36) provided in the pressure fluid conduits, with pressure pulsation attenuators (27) of a defined volume expansion and flow length being provided for noise reduction purposed during the control operation, between the master cylinder (2) and the wheel brakes (31 through 34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Hans J. Beilfuss, Frank Goehring, Michael Vogt
  • Patent number: 5312169
    Abstract: A circuit configuration for an automotive vehicle with anti-lock control and/or traction slip control is equipped with wheel sensors (S1-S4), with circuits for handling and evaluating the sensors signals (respectively 1 and 2-4) and for generating braking pressure control signals and/or traction torque control signals. Further, a compass or compass system (7) is provided whose output signals are feedable to the evaluation circuits (4) and evaluatable for improving control, for identifying cornering, for assessing the driving stability etc. or also for monitoring proper operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventor: Gunther Buschmann
  • Patent number: 5311398
    Abstract: A housing for installation in motor vehicles to accommodate SMD electronic components disposed on one side of a multi-layer circuit board or film. A metal plate serves as the carrier for the circuit board or film, with the planar expanse of the metal plate being the same as or greater than that of the board or film, with the board or film being disposed on, attached to and electrically insulated from the metal plate. When the area of the metal plate is greater than that of the board or film, power components are disposed on the surface of the metal plate in a region not covered by the board or film, whereas when the area of the metal plate is substantially the same as that of the board or film, power components are disposed on the board or film, with the metal plate serving as a heat sink for the power components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignees: Telefunken Electronic GmbH, Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Schirmer, Jochen Burgdorf, Heinz Loreck
  • Patent number: 5310253
    Abstract: A braking pressure control device is described for an automatic wheel brake system equipped with an anti-lock control system (ABS) and/or a traction slip control system (TSC). A controlled pressure reduction phase with a minimized residual pressure in the wheel brake is achieved by the control device, which includes, an inner piston (1) guided within an outer piston (4) displaceable in relation to a valve housing (2) and furnished with a piston step (3), while a spring fixed in the outer piston (4) urges the inner piston (1) towards a valve closure member (7) mounted within the outer piston (4) and movable onto an inlet valve seat (15), the inner piston (1) holding the closure element (7) off the seat (15) until the outlet valve (21) is opened. The outer piston (4) then modulates the outflow by movement of a control edge (19) against the force of a control spring (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventor: Erhard Beck
  • Patent number: 5307894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydraulic power steering system for automotive vehicles, having a steering gear with housing, steering shaft and steering rack, a hydraulic cylinder coupled to said steering rack, a pump and a steering valve, with all individual parts of the steering system forming a pre-assembly unit. This does not only permit a "just-in-time" delivery of the completely assembled, fluid-filled and tested system to the car maker, but also eases disassembly when the vehicle is junked. Thus, the power steering system according to this invention is inexpensive and can be recycled in an environment-friendly manner. The invention also includes a noise and vibration damping mounting arrangement. Still further, the invention includes an electric pump assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Nabil Henein, Wilhelm Beer
  • Patent number: 5309314
    Abstract: A circuit configuration for actuating a safety relay (1) such as the main relay of an electronically controlled brake system of an automotive vehicle at least has two transistors (T1, T2) connected in series and a monitoring circuit (5) which will urge the transistors into the non-conductive state if there is a defect or trouble. The operativeness of the transistors (T1, T2) or of the monitoring circuit (5) will cause the safety relay (1) to be switched off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz Loreck, Michael Zydek, Hermann Esselbruegge
  • Patent number: 5305606
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an actuating unit that achieves shortening of the actuating travel of the brake power booster when the brake system is precharged. The actuating unit is preferably used with hydraulic brake systems of automotive vehicles having a master brake cylinder and a pneumatic brake power booster connected upstream thereof. The master brake cylinder is integrated in the booster housing of the brake power booster and a control valve of the brake power booster is arranged laterally beside the master brake cylinder. The control valve operates opposite to the actuating direction of the actuating member actuating the brake power booster by means of a lever mechanism with variable transmission. The lever mechanism is adapted to be deactivated in terms of effect after a predefinable actuating stroke of the master brake cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Schonlau, Holger von Hayn
  • Patent number: 5302011
    Abstract: A braking pressure control device for a brake system comprising a braking pressure generator (16), a wheel brake cylinder connected via a brake line (15) with the latter to actuate a brake (18), a braking pressure control circuit which is interposed into the brake line and comprising a piston pump, the outlet valve (9) of which is connectible to the brake line (15), and comprising solenoid operated brake control valves (19, 20), the inlet valve (8) and the outlet valve (9) of the piston pump are arranged on the pump housing (1), and the difference in pressure for opening the inlet valve (8) is such that the inlet valve (8) remains closed whenever the pressure in the return line (21) is below atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Volz, Bernd Schopper
  • Patent number: 5302010
    Abstract: A circuit configuration for improving the driving behavior of an automotive vehicle tending to oversteering, which vehicle is equipped with an anti-lock control system, causes the slip and deceleration thresholds, decisive for the onset of control at the front wheel on the outside of the bend, to be raised upon the occurrence of a cornering identification signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Ehmer, Hans-Joachim Buettner, Thomas Striegel
  • Patent number: 5299858
    Abstract: A brake system based on the recirculation principle and having a self-priming pump which operates for both anti-lock control and traction slip control. The pump self-primes from the pressure medium storage reservoir via the master cylinder for traction slip control. In a diagonal brake circuit arrangement, a vacuum is prevented from forming in the wheel brake of the non driven wheel because two non-return valves and an auxiliary line are provided which, with the traction-slip-control shut-off valve closed, only permit pressure medium to be supplied to the wheel brake of the non-driven wheel from the suction side of the pump, whereas pressure medium removal only can take place towards the delivery side of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventor: Erhard Beck
  • Patent number: 5299665
    Abstract: A damping bushing for a guide pin of a spot-type disc brake is disclosed, having an elastic pleated cup formed with a first end section fixed to a cylindrical body receiving the guide pin, and also formed with a second end section adapted to be assembled to a ring fixed to the guide pin. The ring has a recess which accepts a torus integral with the second end section The torus (74) is formed with an outer large radius of curvature portion and an inner smaller radius of curvature portion which creates a cam shape. The larger radius portion allows a pleat of the second end section to force the torus over a cone shaped ring end and into the ring recess. The torus then is retained by the smaller radius portion engaging a corner of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Weiler, Uwe Bach
  • Patent number: 5297659
    Abstract: A support of a floating caliper (7) of a spot-type disc brake on an axially external brake shoe (4) is described. For the support, two carrier elements (5, 6) are disposed spaced apart laterally in the circumferential direction on the external brake shoe (4), the corner elements (5, 6) furnished with projections (8, 9) which engage two axially extending grooves (14, 15) on the inside of circumferential extensions on the floating caliper (7) and which come to be abutted against their internal guide surfaces (16, 17, 18, 19). The caliper is thereby of maximized width and rigidity while being securely supported on the external brake shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Rudolf Thiel, Ulrich Klimt, Andreas Doell
  • Patent number: 5297471
    Abstract: A construction and fabrication process for a two piece vacuum brake power booster housing is described which eliminates the surface tensions which are caused by forming during assembly to prevent damage to a protective surface finish. Localized radially weakened zones are each formed by two opposing tongues created by circumferential and axial slots which tongues in the assembled condition of the housing engage behind an outwardly and reversely formed rim (3) of the other housing half (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Boehm, Wilfried Wagner, Lothar Schiel, Manfred Ruffer, Ralf Jakobi, Kai-Michael Graichen, Lothar Mattheis
  • Patent number: 5297862
    Abstract: To insure that no air bubbles are included in a pump of an anti-locking system, the pump is placed into the master brake conduit, thereby causing it to be scavenged by manual brake operation. Once a brake pressure of about 5 bar is attained, a switch-over valve (28) is switched-over, causing the master brake conduit in the pressure build-up direction to be blocked. Additionally pressure fluid is supplied to the secondary conduit (26) and a pressure opening valve (27). The pressure decrease is effected through the direct conduit (13). In the event of a brake slip control, the pump takes in pressure fluid from the reservoir (25) through the suction valve (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Hans D. Reinartz, Helmut Steffes
  • Patent number: 5295797
    Abstract: A suction-restricted radial piston pump is described, in particular for use with automotive vehicles. The pump delivers a flow constant over a broad speed range and involving low losses in output and generating only negligible noise. In one embodiment, a control slot (13), on the pressure side, is subdivided into several grooves (27,28) which at least in part are in communication, through check valves (32), with the pressure connection (20). An alternative embodiment provides a shape of the pressure-sided control slot in which the introducing end thereof is comparatively narrow to reduce noise at a high speed and the outlet-sided end thereof with a wider width sufficient to meet the required output. According to a third embodiment, the suction-sided slot (12) is provided with a narrow width section and a subsequent wider width section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Kahrs, Gerhard Kunz, Franz Fleck, Hermann Schoellhorn, Gerhard Schudt, Winfried Huthmacher