Patents Assigned to INA-Schaeffler KG
  • Patent number: 7694600
    Abstract: Ball screw, having a spindle nut (2) which may be provided on a recirculating ball screw (1) and on the inner circumference of which turns (3) of ball grooves (4), helically wound around an axis, are provided in which balls (5) can roll, at least one return element (8), arranged on the outer circumference of the spindle nut (2) and provided with a return duct (9) for the balls (5), at its two ends connecting a start of a turn (3) to an end of a turn (3) in order to permit a continuous recirculation of the balls (5), the return element (8) between its two ends being supported on a support (15, 21), the return element (8) being resiliently supported by means of at least one spring element (14) on the support (15, 21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Ina-Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Jüergen Osterlaenger, Ralf Mayer, Dieter Adler, Manfred Kraus
  • Patent number: 7686717
    Abstract: A tensioner for a traction drive includes a cylinder arranged in a housing at a distance to a housing wall to thereby define an interior space which contains hydraulic fluid. A piston is received in the cylinder for back-and-forth movement and bounds a pressure chamber containing hydraulic fluid. The piston has a cylinder-distal end which is operatively connected to a spring-biased tension roller supported on a traction member. Formed between the piston and the cylinder is a leakage gap, and a reservoir for hydraulic fluid is provided in an area of the leakage gap to prevent ingress of air into the pressure chamber, when the traction drive is at a rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: INA-Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Arbogast Grunau, Thomas Bertelshofer, Eduard Kratz, Christian Schäfer, Harald Schäfer, Dietmar Jäger, Marco Orsi
  • Patent number: 7628088
    Abstract: The ball screw mechanism has spindle nut (1) arranged rotatably on a ball-rolling spindle (2) and between which balls (3) roll on ball grooves (4, 5). A driving wheel (20, 26) is fixed to the spindle nut (1), for driving the spindle nut. (1)The spindle nut (1) is mounted on a housing (8) by a rolling bearing (7). The bearing has an outer ring (9, 23) fixed to the housing (8) the outer ring (9, 23) has a ring (15, 29) surrounding the spindle nut (1), and a bearing running surface (10, 11) formed on the inner circumference of said the ring A radial flange (16, 28), adjoining the ring (15, 29), is fixed to the housing (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Ina-Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Jurgen Osterlanger, Dieter Adler, Manfred Kraus, Ralf Mayer
  • Patent number: 7611285
    Abstract: A linear ball bearing having a guide carriage (2) which is guided on a guide rail (1) in a longitudinally displaceable manner and is mounted in rolling contact on longitudinal sides of the guide rail (1) via balls (3) which are arranged on each longitudinal side in at least two parallel ball rows (4, 5) encircling in endless ball channels (6), each ball (3) of the one ball row (5) together with an adjacent ball (3) of the other ball row (4) being held all round in cage pockets (8) of a common cage piece (7), the cage piece (7) having exactly two cage pockets (8) for one ball (3) each from both ball rows (4, 5), each cage piece (7), as viewed in the running direction of the balls (3), being provided at both ends with convexly curved end surfaces (9) for contact with the end surfaces (9) of adjacent cage pieces (7), which end surfaces (9) extend essentially up to the cage piece sides (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: INA-Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Dietmar Rudy, Ralf Moseberg, Michael Heid, Patrick Daniel, Wolfgang Bauer
  • Patent number: 7587954
    Abstract: Ball screw having a spindle nut (2) arranged on a spindle (1), together with balls (3) which are arranged in a series and are capable of rolling in a helical ball track (4), the helical ball track (4) being defined by a thread groove (5) formed on the spindle (1) and by a thread groove (6) formed on the spindle nut (2), the balls (3) arranged in a series being returned in a return duct (7) from an outlet end to an inlet end of the helical ball track (4), the divided circle end play of the series of balls being less than or equal to 0.3 millimeters or the ratio between the pitch of the helical ball track (4) and the diameter of the balls (3) ranging from 1.02 to 1.2 or the thread grooves (5, 6) of the spindle nut (2) and of the spindle (1) in each case having a gothic profile (8, 9), a pressure angle formed by the balls (3) in contact with the gothic profile (8, 9) ranging from 15 to 35 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Ina-Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Jurgen Osterlanger, Dieter Adler, Manfred Kraus
  • Patent number: 7588004
    Abstract: Vane-cell camshaft adjuster with a stator and a rotor which is hydraulically rotatable relative to the stator. The rotor is connectable to a camshaft. It is provided with radially projecting vanes which are inserted in vane slots in the rotor. The axial end section of the vane slot on the camshaft side has an enlarged cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Ina-Schaeffler, KG
    Inventors: Mike Kohrs, Hermann Golbach
  • Patent number: 7575377
    Abstract: A combined radial and axial bearing is defined by the fact that the bearing ring (1) of the radial bearing is held at an axial end by a mounting bore in the runner plate (2) of the axial bearing, and the positively locking engagement is brought about by means of a ring (3) which is arranged between the bearing ring (1) and runner plate and is configured in such a way that the bearing ring (1) and runner plates (2) are prevented from rotating with respect to one another in the circumferential direction but limited axial displacement is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Ina-Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Matthias Fick, Norbert Radinger
  • Patent number: 7536929
    Abstract: Method for producing a spindle nut of a ball screw, by provided the circumference of the nut with at least one through-opening for receiving a deflecting piece for balls of the ball screw. A hole punch arranged in the spindle nut and operable to punch out the through-opening from radially inward to radially outward through the casing of the spindle nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: INA-Schaeffler, KG
    Inventors: Jürgen Osterlänger, Rudolf Bauer, Torsten Keller
  • Patent number: 7533695
    Abstract: A control valve for a device for changing the control times of an internal combustion engine, having a substantially hollow-cylindrical valve housing, a control piston which is arranged within the valve housing and can be displaced axially, a pressure medium connection, two operating connections, and at least one tank connection. The operating connections, the pressure medium connection and the tank connection are formed as radial connections. It is possible for the operating connections to be connected to the pressure medium connection and the tank connection by axial displacement of the control piston within the valve housing. The operating connections are arranged adjacently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Ina-Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Andreas Strauss, Andreas Röhr, Jens Hoppe
  • Patent number: 7533642
    Abstract: The invention concerns a finger lever (1) of a valve train of an internal combustion engine, said finger lever comprising two side walls (3, 4) connected through a transverse portion (2). The finger lever (1) further comprises on one end (6) of an underside (5) of the transverse portion (2), a complementary cavity (7) for a head of a support element and additionally comprises on this one end (6), a reception (8) for a coupling element (8a) for optionally coupling the finger lever (1) to a further lever (9) for achieving different cam lifts. According to the invention, the two portions (7, 8) are made in the form of a single assembled unit as a separate component. This is advantageous from the manufacturing point of view particularly if the levers (1, 9) are made of sheet metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: INA-Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Markus Proschko, Peter Spitzer, Gerhard Eichner
  • Patent number: 7533610
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electromotive direct drive for one cylinder (1) of a printing press, which cylinder (1) is held in a connecting construction (3) with a journal (2) via a roller bearing (4), a rotor (6.1) of an electric motor (6) being connected fixedly in terms of rotation to the journal (2), and a stator (6.2) being connected to the connecting construction (3). This drive is distinguished by the fact that the rotor (6.1) is connected to an end side of the roller bearing (4), and the stator (6.2) is accommodated by a housing (9) which can be fastened to the connecting construction (3) via a bearing housing (5). The advantage of this direct drive according to the invention lies in the fact that the drive and the bearing are combined as a captive, preassembled structural unit which can be handled in a simple manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Ina-Schaeffler-KG
    Inventor: Thomas Dittenhofer
  • Patent number: 7527584
    Abstract: Subassembly of at least two machine parts, the outer machine part, in particular a tensioning roller with a running disk made of steel being fastened with its internal circumferential surface on an external circumferential surface of the inner machine part a raceway ring of a rolling bearing, by means of compression connection, wherein the overlap of the internal diameter of the outer machine part, in particular the running disk, and of the external diameter of the inner machine part, in particular raceway ring, and the dimensions of the machine parts and their materials are selected such that the outer machine part, in particular the running disk, is deformed into the plastic range of material strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Ina-Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Tomas Smetana, Rainer Schenk
  • Patent number: 7524114
    Abstract: The combined radial/axial bearing has an outer running track formed by a radially inward-pointing rim of the cylindrical sleeve, an inner running track formed by a radially outward-pointing rim of an inner ring and the axes of rotation of the cylindrical rolling bodies in the inner running track intersect with the axes of rotation of the cylindrical rolling bodies in the outer running track virtually at a center of the cylindrical rolling bodies in the outer running track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Ina-Schaeffler-KG
    Inventor: Ross A. Gresley
  • Patent number: 7513687
    Abstract: In a linear rolling bearing comprising a guide rail (1) and a guide carriage (2) that partially surrounds the guide rail (1) and is supported for sliding through rolling elements (3) on two long sides of the guide rail (1), the rolling elements (3) being arranged on each of the two long sides in at least two parallel, endlessly re-circulating rows (4, 5) of rolling elements (3) while a spacer (6) is inserted between every two successive rolling elements (3) of a row (4, 5), on each long side of the guide rail (1), a common spacer (7) for both rows (4, 5) is inserted between every two adjacent rolling elements (3) of the one row (4) and between every two adjacent rolling elements (3) of the other row (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Ina-Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Peter Keller, Peter Heipt, Dietmar Rudy, Thomas Winkler, Ralf Moseberg, Michael Heid
  • Patent number: 7481242
    Abstract: Directional control valve, in particular a hydraulic 3/2-way directional control valve, having an actuating unit (1) and a valve unit (2), which is operatively connected to the actuating unit and in which a valve element (9), displaceable by the actuating unit (1) and having a tappet (14), controls ducts (4, 5, 6) of the valve unit (2) carrying hydraulic pressure medium, the actuating unit (1) having at least one coil (21), a magnetic core (18), which is arranged at least partially inside the coil (21), is of cylindrical design and has an end-face limit (22), and a moveable armature (15) interacting electromagnetically with the magnetic core (18) and comprising an end face (16), the armature being operatively connected to the tappet (14), the internal dimensions of the magnetic core (18) being larger than the external dimensions of the armature (15) and the magnetic core (18) and the armature (15) being arranged, formed and aligned in conjunction with the length of the tappet (14) so that the end face (16) of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Ina-Schaeffler KG
    Inventor: Eduard Golovatai-Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7475660
    Abstract: An internal-combustion engine with a device for adjusting the rotational angle (camshaft adjuster (1)) of a camshaft (2) relative to a crankshaft is provided. The device comprises a driving wheel (3) connected in a rotationally locked way to the crankshaft, a driven part (6) connected in a rotationally locked way to the camshaft (2), and an adjusting mechanism, with which the phase position between the crankshaft and camshaft (2) can be set and maintained in a certain range of angles. A reduction of the required axial structural space of the camshaft adjuster (1) and the number of individual parts is achieved in that the driven part (6) is fixed to the camshaft (2) with a frictional, positive-fit, or interference-fit connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: INA-Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Viktor Lichtenwald, Jochen Auchter, Andreas Strauss, Rudolf Eydam, Andreas Rohr, Harald Elendt, Ulrich Wierl, Jens Hoppe, Rainer Ottersbach
  • Patent number: 7464680
    Abstract: The invention proposes a switching element (1) for a valve train of an internal combustion engine, particularly for valve deactivation, with a simple-to-implement measure for adjusting the coupling lash of its coupling means (8) in a receptacle (6) using two retaining rings (19, 20), one of which is stocked in a variety of thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Ina-Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Norbert Geyer, Peter Sailer, Oliver Schnell
  • Patent number: 7464679
    Abstract: What is proposed is a hydraulic lash adjuster (1), for example for a valve train of an internal combustion engine. The lash adjuster (1) comprises a hollow cylindrical housing (2) that is inter-inserted with an axially relatively displaceable pressure piston (3). A high pressure chamber (6) for hydraulic medium extends between opposing front ends (4, 5) of the pressure piston (3) and the housing (2). The high pressure chamber (6) can be supplied, via a one-way valve (8) arranged on the front end (4) and opening towards the high pressure chamber (6) with hydraulic medium out of a reservoir (9). A leak gap (12) for the hydraulic medium is formed between an outer peripheral surface (10) of the pressure piston (3) and a bore (11) of the housing (2). In its portion adjoining the front end (5) of the housing (2), the bore (11) of the housing (2) merges into an annular enlargement (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: INA Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Peter Sailer, Oliver Schnell
  • Patent number: 7458352
    Abstract: A switchable valve drive element of an internal combustion engine can be actuated hydraulically. A valve tappet which can be displaced axially in a bore of the machine housing by the cam of a camshaft. A switching duct adjoins the valve tappet and is filled with a hydraulic oil. A connection on the valve drive element between the switching duct and a space with a lower pressure level compared to the pressure in the switching duct. The connection can be produced between the switching duct and the space with a lower pressure level by means of the valve tappet. The space may be inside the tappet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: INA Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Peter Sailer, Oliver Schnell, Jochen Tovar
  • Patent number: RE44864
    Abstract: In a switching element (1) for a valve train of an internal combustion engine for switching to different valve lifts, said switching element (1) comprising an outer element (2) having an inner element (4) arranged for axial displacement therein, each of the outer and the inner element (2, 4) comprising a reception (11, 9) aligned to each other in a relative position, at least one piston (10) being arranged in at least one of the receptions (11, 9) for sliding toward the other of the receptions (9, 11) to couple the inner element (4) to the outer element (2) in said relative position, and a high-position stop for defining said relative position being arranged between the inner and the outer element (4, 2), at least one part of the high-position stop is configured as an adjustable, separate element (13). This element (13) cooperates through a preferably conical section (15) of its outer periphery with a complementary chamfer (18) on one end (17) of a guide (16) in the outer element (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Ina Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Hermann Wenisch, Mario Kuhl, Peter Sailer, Oliver Schnell