Patents Assigned to ETO Magnetic GmbH
  • Publication number: 20200318748
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a valve housing (1) having a plastic body (2) with at least one fluid opening (5) which is protected by means of a filter (6) against the inlet of dirt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Marcin Nieweglowski, Andrzej Pyza, Johannes Werner, Michael Feindler
  • Patent number: 10767769
    Abstract: An electromagnetic valve device having an armature (18) designed such that it can move in an axial direction in a valve housing (10) in response to energising of a stationary coil (12) provided in the valve housing, and which interact with a first valve seat (22) associated with a fluid inlet connection (26) of the valve housing, wherein a first fluid flow path (36) is formed in the valve housing such that fluid flowing through the opened first valve seat can flow in order to actuate a plunger (32) provided axially or axially parallel to the armature (18) and moveable relative to same and to which a preloading force is applied, and the actuation causes a second valve seat (43) interacting with the plunger (32) to be opened to produce a fluid connection to a fluid working connection (42) of the valve housing, and wherein the valve housing has fastening structure (44, 46) in the form of at least one hole extending at an angle, to the axial direction, wherein the fluid inlet connection (26) and the working conne
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten Knipper, Witold Bruczuk, Mariusz Bunio
  • Publication number: 20200263637
    Abstract: An electromagnetic positioning device having anchor means which are realized for actuating a positioning partner and which are movable in an anchor space relative to stationary core means (30), which conduct magnetic flux, as a reaction to an energization of stationary coil means (32), the coil means, which have a coil support (32) provided with a winding and at least one external contactable connector (46), being embedded at least in sections in the core means and/or being surrounded by said core means and the core means realizing an end surface (34), which is planar at least in sections, for interacting with the anchor means, wherein the core means and the coil means are embedded in and/or surrounded by a one-piece pot-like and/or cup-like housing (38) made of a material suitable for deep-drawing in such a manner that the core means rest on a membrane-like, continuous and closed base section of the housing, the base section realizing a boundary surface of the anchor space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: ETO MAGNETIC GMBH
    Inventors: Rainer ZWICKEL, Dirk FÜLLGRABE, Achim RIEDLE, Manfred MASCHKE, Lutz MANTSCH, Holger KRAFT
  • Publication number: 20200240541
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electromagnetically operable valve device, comprising a valve housing (10) which has a first fluid connection (P) and a second fluid connection (E), each designed for controlled opening and closing by moving a closure unit (30), and at least one further fluid connection (A) provided on the valve housing, which forms a fluid channel (46) to the first or second fluid connection that can be intermittently interrupted by the closure unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: ETO MAGNETIC GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver THODE, Viktor RAFF
  • Patent number: 10707002
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator device with a plurality of actuator units (10, 12) having in each case an armature tappet which is movable relative to a stationary coil along an axial tappet direction when said coil is energised, said actuator units being received in respectively assigned actuator housings (11, 13) such that in an installed and/or assembled state of the electromagnetic actuator device one respective end portion (16) of the armature tappets may come into engagement in a controlled manner with an actuator partner which is able to be assigned thereto, wherein the plurality of actuator units is mechanically connected to a bracket-like and/or bridge-like connecting unit (14) made of polymer material such that the actuator housings are movable relative to one another by the action and in accordance with a predetermined bending property and/or elasticity of the connecting unit, in particular in a plane perpendicular to a tappet direction of the armature tappets which are further preferably guided in an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ETO MAGNETIC GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Vincon, Thomas Golz, Sebastian Bölling, Philipp Fangauer, Reinhold Hammer
  • Patent number: 10704432
    Abstract: A device for adjusting a camshaft of an internal combustion engine includes a lifting profile assembly rotationally fixed on an axially movable camshaft, and has a control groove having a depth that varies along a rotation direction, an actuator to cause axial movement by controlled engaging in the control groove, and an electromagnetically drivable tappet unit that cooperates with the control groove such that, when rotating, a reset or driver effect is exerted on the tappet unit, wherein the tappet unit has at least two independently drivable tappets, the control groove engages a first individual tappet, forms a radially peripheral wall along a peripheral groove side whereby a second individual tappet is positioned outside the control groove during rotation, and a ramp section cooperating with the second individual tappet whereby the second individual tappet is reset or driven when the first individual tappet is reset or driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Vincon, Timo Rigling, Maria Gruener
  • Patent number: 10695914
    Abstract: A gripper device (16; 30; 56; 90; 120) which is designed so as to be movable along a movement path, and which serves for grasping and holding a workpiece (70) and for moving the workpiece along the movement path, with at least one first contact section (18; 38; 66) which, to produce an operative pairing with the workpiece that effects the gripping or holding action, can be driven relative to a second contact section (20; 40; 68), which first contact section is assigned actuator means (22; 44; 54; 128), which are designed to exert a drive force in reaction to the application of a magnetic field, and which are composed of a magnetic shape-memory alloy material, wherein the actuator means for magnetic interaction are formed, for the application of a magnetic field, with magnetic field generating means that are static at one position of the movement path (52; 80; 86; 88), and/or with magnetic field generating means that are provided so as to be movable independently of the gripper device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Schiepp, Markus Laufenberg, Markus Raab, Bernhard Ernst
  • Patent number: 10692636
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator device has at least one stationary spool unit (4), which can be energized, and at least one armature unit (7), movable along a displacement axis (V) and with respect to the spool unit (4) in reaction to the spool unit (4) being energized. The armature unit (7) can be displaced between a parked position and an actuating position in an output drive direction along the displacement axis (V) in order to interact with an actuating element, which can be a camshaft disposed on the output side of the armature unit (7), and can be rotated about the displacement axis (V).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Philipp Fangauer, Jörg Bürssner
  • Publication number: 20200124201
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electromagnetic hinged armature valve device with armature means (14) which are configured for interaction with a stationary valve seat (22), are articulated such that they can be pivoted and/or folded in a housing of the valve device relative to stationary core means (16) and coil means (12) which surround them at least in sections, and which armature means (14) are configured to close or open the valve seat as a reaction to an energization of the coil means, wherein a coil carrier assembly (10) which supports a winding of the coil means and encloses the core means and a valve seat assembly (24) which configures the valve seat are configured in such a way that both can be adjusted with respect to one another for assembly of the valve seat device and can then preferably be connected non-releasably to one another, and, in a connected state or assembled state, limit and/or define a pivoting or folding stroke of the armature means which configure at least one flat side, which pivoting
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Thode, Viktor Raff
  • Patent number: 10607758
    Abstract: An electromagnetic positioning device (1), having a stationary spool unit (9), having a moveably guided anchor (2), which forms a positioning section (14) and which can be axially displaced along a displacement axis (V) in response to supplying the spool unit (9) with current, as well as having a one-part cup-shaped yoke-core element (3), which receives the anchor (2) and which includes a core section (5) as well as a yoke section (6) and which has a yoke-core bottom (4) extending perpendicular to the displacement axis (V) and a yoke-core sheath extending perpendicular to the yoke-core bottom (4) along the displacement axis (V), a longitudinally cut transition area (8) reduced in thickness and arranged between the core section (5) and the yoke section (6) being realized in the yoke-core sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Eckhardt, Stefan Bender
  • Publication number: 20200032681
    Abstract: An electromagnetic positioning system (1), including a valve train adjustment system for combustion engines, including a bistable electromagnetic positioning device (2) having a positioning element (3) for interacting with a positioning partner, the positioning element being adjustable between a retracted position (E) and an extended position (A) along an axis of adjustment (A) and having permanent magnet means (5) at least in sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: ETO MAGNETIC GMBH
    Inventors: Jörg Bürssner, Peter Vincon
  • Publication number: 20190304651
    Abstract: An actuator device has at least one actuator element which at least in part is composed of a magnetically shape-shiftable material, and has a magnet unit which comprises at least one first magnetic element that is implemented as a coil unit and at least one second magnetic element that is implemented as a permanent magnet, at least the first magnetic element and the second magnetic element are configured for interacting in at least one operating state so as to cause a local deformation of the actuator element in a partial region of the actuator element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: ETO MAGNETIC GmbH
    Inventors: Markus LAUFENBERG, Thomas SCHIEPP
  • Patent number: 10424717
    Abstract: An actuator device having an expansion unit, which has a magnetic shape memory alloy material (MSM), is configured to interact with a preferably non-magnetic ram unit and executes an expansion movement in an actuating direction as a reaction to an introduced magnetic flow, the expansion unit being oriented towards the ram unit along a longitudinal axis defined by the expansion direction, and being intended to exert an actuating force on said ram unit, wherein the ram unit is guided on the casing side in an associated housing section of the actuator unit, wherein an end section of the expansion unit and/or end section of the ram unit, the end section being realized in a transition region between the expansion unit and the ram unit, is configured such that, at least during the exertion of the actuating force along the longitudinal axis, an overlap that effects a form- and/or force-fit transversely to the longitudinal axis arises in the transition region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ETO MAGNETIC GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Schiepp, Markus Laufenberg
  • Patent number: 10381954
    Abstract: An MSM actuator system, comprising at least one expansion unit (22) having a magnetic shape memory material (MSM); coil means (27) for creating the magnetic flux; and flux-conducting means (10 to 16) made from a magnetically conductive material, the flux-conducting means constructed for enclosing by means of the coil means and magnetically flux-conducting contacting of the expansion unit by means of mutually opposite end sections (18, 20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ETO MAGNETIC GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Schiepp, Markus Laufenberg
  • Patent number: 10316975
    Abstract: An electromagnetically actuatable proportional valve (1), in particular differential pressure valve for use in CO2 air conditioning compressor arrangements, comprising an electromagnetic actuator (3) for adjusting a valve body (2) relative to a valve seat (5), wherein the valve seat (5) is assigned a first pressure connection (7), via which a fluid can flow bypassing the valve body (2) to a second pressure connection (9), wherein the valve body (2) delimits a diffuser chamber (30) which with the valve body (2) lying against the valve seat (5) is connected in a fluid-conducting manner with the first pressure connection (7) via a fluid connection (22) delimited by the valve body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Philipp Fangauer, Peter Vincon
  • Patent number: 10290405
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a Ni—Mn—Ga magnetic shape memory (MSM) alloy including twin boundaries type 2, which are deviated approximately +/?2-4 degrees from (101) or equivalent crystallographic plane by rotation about [?101] or equivalent crystallographic direction. This technology relates also to an actuator, sensor and harvester including MSM element of this technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Yossef Ezer, Oleksii Sozinov, Ladislav Straka, Aleksandr Soroka, Nataliya Lanska
  • Publication number: 20190121120
    Abstract: An actuator device includes at least one stationary unit, with at least one electromagnetic actuator element which is movable relative to the stationary unit, and with at least one shape-memory element which is implemented at least partly of a shape-shiftable shape-memory material, wherein the shape-memory element is configured, in at least one operation state, to at least partly hinder a movement of the actuator element in a first movement direction and in a second movement direction that differs from the first movement direction, at least via a mechanical deformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: ETO MAGNETIC GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas SCHIEPP, Markus LAUFENBERG
  • Publication number: 20190120396
    Abstract: A pneumatic multi-valve device, (valve block), comprising a housing (21), which has a plurality of electromagnetic valve actuators (1), each having coil elements (2) arranged in the housing (21) in a stationary manner, a core (4) arranged in the housing (21), and armature elements (24), which can be displaced along a displacement axis (V) in the housing (21) relative to the core (4) and to a pneumatic connection (12) of the housing (21) as a response to energization of the coil elements (2), wherein the displacement axes (V) of the armature elements (24) of the valve actuators (1) are oriented parallel and the pneumatic connections (12) associated with the armature elements (24) are arranged adjacent to each other on a connection housing side (23), which is spaced apart from a housing back side (25) facing away therefrom along the displacement axes (V), wherein the cores (4) each have a venting bore (5), which is connected in an air-conducting manner to a venting collection channel (14) on the side of the cor
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Mariusz Bunio, Witold Bruczuk, Michael Zinser
  • Publication number: 20190120398
    Abstract: A pneumatic multi-valve device (valve block), including a housing (18), which has a housing main body (13) with a plurality of electromagnetic valve actuators (1), each having coil elements (2) arranged in the housing (18) in a stationary manner, a core (4) arranged in the housing (18), and armature elements (15), which can be displaced along a displacement axis (V) in the housing (18) in relation to the core (4) and in relation to a pneumatic connection (12) of the housing (18) in response to energizing of the coil elements (2), wherein the displacement axes (V) of the armature elements (15) of the valve actuators (1) are oriented parallel and the pneumatic connections (12) associated with the armature elements (15) are arranged adjacent to each other on a connection housing side (14), which is spaced apart from a housing back side (16) facing away therefrom along the displacement axes (V), wherein the cores (4) each have a venting bore (5), which is connected, for air conduction, to a venting collection cha
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Witold Bruczuk, Mariusz Bunio, Michael Zinser
  • Publication number: 20190122798
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuating device includes an armature, which has a permanent magnet and can move along a longitudinal axis between actuation positions relative to a stationary coil and in reaction to energization, armature has an engagement section for interacting with a plunger, and which armature can move from a first actuation position, which is stable in the currentless state, into a second actuation position against a restoring force of a spring, wherein the coil has a first coil unit, which acts on the armature and which releases the armature from the first actuation position, wherein the coil has a second coil unit which, during movement, applies to the armature a force which accelerates the armature, and wherein the coil has a restoring coil such that when the armature is returned from the second into the first actuation position, the restoring coil boosts the restoring force of the spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Philipp Fangauer, Peter Vincon