Patents Assigned to Knorr-Bremse Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
  • Patent number: 9784328
    Abstract: A disk brake includes a brake caliper and two brake pads, which can be pressed onto a brake disk on both sides and which each have a pad carrier plate and a friction pad fastened thereto. A pad retaining clip, which is retained on the brake caliper and which spans an installation opening, is supported on the brake pads. The pad retaining clip is fastened to a form closure element of at least one brake pad so as to be secured against movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Peschel, Alexander Asen, Christian Stoeger, Matthias Klingner, Christian Brandl, Alexander Werth, Abdelaziz Rguichi
  • Patent number: 9753074
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement for detecting a solenoid valve type in vehicles, including at least one solenoid valve in the circuit arrangement for detecting the solenoid valve type and having at least one coil winding having a resistance of the typical order of magnitude for a predetermined vehicle electrical distribution system supply voltage, a constant current source, arranged to impress a predetermined measurement current into the one coil winding of the solenoid valve, a current mirror circuit, arranged to generate a second voltage on a detection section of the circuit arrangement from a first voltage produced as a result of the impressed measurement current on the at least one coil winding of the at least one solenoid valve, in which the second voltage produced on the detection section is passed out, on the detection section, directly to a microcontroller in a control device for determining the type of solenoid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUER NUTZFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Scholl, Gerhard Wieder, Dieter Winz
  • Patent number: 9746043
    Abstract: An adjusting device is disclosed for adjusting friction surface wear on brake linings and a brake disk of a disk brake. The adjusting device is couplable to a brake application device on the drive side, and to a spindle unit of the disk brake on the output side. The adjusting device includes a drive element on both sides of which a rolling element assembly is axially arranged; a pressure element; an output element coupled to the pressure element for coupling to a coupling wheel; an energy storage element; and a support body, one end of which is connected to a bearing plate and around which the drive element, the rolling element assemblies, the output element and the energy storage element are arranged axially in series with the bearing plate. The energy storage element is arranged between a bearing portion of the support body and the pressure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Asen, Christian Brandl, Matthias Klingner, Michael Peschel, Christian Stoeger, Abdelaziz Rguichi
  • Patent number: 9714687
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for indicating wear of at least one brake pad in a disc brake having an electric motor actuator. The method adds up wear adjustment travel paths of the electric motor actuator and/or of an adjustment motor, and indicates the sum of the wear adjustment paths so obtained as the wear of the brake pad or as a residual brake pad service life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Linke, Markus Stoehr
  • Patent number: 9708967
    Abstract: A fresh gas supply device for an internal combustion engine having an exhaust gas turbocharger includes a charge air inlet for taking in a compressed charge air flow from the exhaust gas turbocharger; an outlet which is connected to the charge air inlet via a valve section, said valve section being closed in a closed position by at least one flap valve which can be pivoted, preferably, about a flap rotational axis; an adjusting device which is coupled to the at least one flap valve for adjusting the same in the closing direction; and a compressed air inlet for taking in compressed air into the outlet. The compressed air inlet is arranged such that the compressed air is directed into a compressed air flow in the direction of the valve section to the at least one flap valve. A corresponding method for operating the fresh gas supply device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventor: Eduard Gerum
  • Patent number: 9694642
    Abstract: A seal arrangement for an air spring system for sealing off a shock-absorbing damper is disclosed. The shock-absorbing damper is situated in a rolling tube and in another tube, where the air spring system has at least one integrated control valve for the admission of compressed air into a pressure chamber formed between the outer tube, the rolling tube, and an air spring bellows that connects the outer tube and rolling tube. The seal arrangement is arranged between an inner circumferential surface of the rolling tube and an outer circumferential surface of the shock-absorbing damper and/or between an inner circumferential surface of the outer tube and the outer circumferential surface of the shock-absorbing damper. A support ring which is of step-shaped form on an outer circumferential surface is arranged on a distal end of the rolling tube and/or on a distal end of the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Kornel Kantor, Miklos Tanczos
  • Patent number: 9650029
    Abstract: A compressed air supply system for a utility vehicle includes an air dryer unit provided with a filter unit, an electrically controllable valve unit and a pneumatically controllable discharge valve unit, a compressor with a coupling, which supplies compressed air to the air dryer unit via a delivery pipe, a multi-circuit safety valve unit which removes the compressed air from the air dryer unit, and an electrically controllable compressor coupling switch valve unit. An electronic control unit controls or regulates the functions of the air dryer unit and the compressor coupling switch valve unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventor: Eduard Hilberer
  • Patent number: 9637099
    Abstract: A pressure control valve arrangement is provided for controlling the fluid pressure in an ABS brake system of a vehicle such that, in the event of a tendency of individual wheels of the vehicle to lock, the brake pressure in associated brake cylinders can be adaptively adjusted. At least two diaphragm valves, which have diaphragms which are loaded by spring elements, and at least one electromagnetic control valve, which can be activated by an electronic control device for the pilot control of the diaphragm valves, are provided in a housing of the pressure control valve arrangement. At least one valve seat of the at least one electromagnetic control valve is formed in a unipartite fashion with a housing part which is formed by a plastic injection-molded blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Eidenschink, Wilfried Gerber, Wolfgang Rohn
  • Patent number: 9604606
    Abstract: A method for controlling a pneumatic braking system of a utility vehicle that includes a service brake and an electric parking brake, an electronic control unit being provided for controlling the electric parking brake. The parking brake assists a brake intervention of the utility vehicle when there is a circuit failure of the service brake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventor: Eduard Hilberer
  • Patent number: 9599176
    Abstract: A disc brake for a motor vehicle has a brake application device, a floating caliper that reaches over a brake disc, preferably a lining wear adjustment device, and a brake carrier having guiding surfaces opposite each other in the circumferential direction of the brake disc. Between the guiding surfaces, on the brake application side and the reaction side of the brake disc, at least one respective brake pad having a lining carrier and having at least one friction lining is guided movably parallel to an axis of rotation of the brake disc and can be actuated by a brake application force. At least one restoring device which supports at least the reaction-side brake pad on the brake carrier via the lining carrier, wherein the restoring device includes at least two restoring elements, which are attached to the lining carrier of at least the reaction-side brake pad in such a way that the restoring elements are guided movably parallel to the axis of rotation of the brake disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Johann Baumgartner, Alexander Werth, Robert Weggartner, Rudolf Kielbasa, Tobias Fishchl
  • Patent number: 9586567
    Abstract: A spring brake cylinder is provided for brake systems of vehicles. It includes a spring brake piston, which is arranged in a housing of the spring brake cylinder and can be actuated by at least one accumulator spring and separates a spring chamber containing the accumulator spring from a spring brake chamber of the spring brake cylinder that can be filled with air for release and can be vented of air for application. A circulation device is provided at least for venting the spring chamber directly into the atmosphere. The circulation device is configured as a diaphragm valve device having at least one elastically movable outlet diaphragm and at least one elastically movable inlet diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Sylvain Derouault, Herve Lebigre
  • Patent number: 9573577
    Abstract: A parking brake system for a vehicle includes an at least partially bistable valve unit to generate a control pressure for controlling at least one function of the parking brake system, and a relay valve which receives the control pressure from the valve unit and either pressurizes or bleeds at least one spring-loaded cylinder according to the control pressure. The valve unit is integrated into a first module integrated into a compressed air supply unit, and the relay valve is arranged in a second module which is arranged at a distance from the first module and the compressed air production system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Herges, Peter Szell
  • Patent number: 9551390
    Abstract: A disc brake for a commercial vehicle is provided. The disc brake includes a brake caliper which engages over a brake disc and is in the form of a sliding caliper, two brake pads which are arranged in the caliper, are movable in opposite directions and each have a pad carrier plate and a friction lining fastened thereon and of which an application-side brake pad is pressable against the brake disc by an application device via at least one brake plunger, and with at least one restoring device with which the brake caliper is returnable after a braking-induced displacement and release of the brake. The restoring device is provided with a friction element which is mounted in the brake pad so as to be displaceable to a limited extent under pressure loading in the axial direction of the brake disc and on which an elastic pressure element held in the brake caliper and/or brake plunger acts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Eichler, Paul Haberl-Guenthner, Ralf Weber, Igor Nesmjanowitsch
  • Patent number: 9546702
    Abstract: A disc brake for a commercial vehicle, includes a brake caliper having a receiving space for functional elements, a mounting and functional opening of the receiving space being closed by a closure plate through which at least one adjusting spindle extends. The closure plate is fastened to the brake caliper so that it can be non-destructively detached. The closure plate, in a first sub-region, is screwed to the brake caliper and, in a second sub-region, is interlockingly held on the brake caliper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventor: Alexander Asen
  • Patent number: 9527366
    Abstract: An air spring arrangement is disclosed. The air spring arrangement has at least one integrated control valve for the admission of compressed air into a pressure chamber formed between an outer tube, a rolling tube, and an air spring bellows that connects the outer tube and rolling tube. The at least one integrated control valve can be actuated, with multiple switching positions, by an integrated mechanical actuator as a function of an air spring stroke for ride-height adjustment. The pressure chamber includes a compression spring between a tube upper part and a tube lower part of the outer tube. A lever which is mechanically connected to the at least one integrated control valve can be actuated by at least one actuation lug, which is arranged on an end surface of the tube lower part, in order to realize a stepped characteristic for an aeration and deaeration of the pressure chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Kornel Kantor, Miklos Tanczos
  • Patent number: 9505386
    Abstract: A traction-slip controlled vehicle brake system having a) a service-brake valve, which generates an actuation-dependent pressure at an outlet port; b) a valve device, in a first operating position, establishes a connection from a pressure medium reserve and, in a second operating position, from a 2/2 solenoid valve to a brake actuator; c) the solenoid valve being connected to the outlet port of the service-brake valve and to a first connection of the valve device. The solenoid valve and valve device are controllable by a control device to d) allow the solenoid valve to switch open and the valve device to switch to the first operating position for traction-slip control; e) and a brake pressure generated at a predetermined level based on the pressure medium from the pressure medium supply in the brake actuator; the solenoid valve being switched closed and the valve device to the first operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Knorr-Bremse Systeme Fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Wieder, Péter Holobrádi
  • Patent number: 9500699
    Abstract: A surge protection circuit, method, computer readable medium, and use, including: at least one first electronic component having a non-linear characteristic, electrically conductively connected between a tapping point, to which a supply potential is appliable, and a node point; at least one second electronic component having a non-linear characteristic, electrically conductively connected between a tapping point, to which a ground potential is appliable, and the node point; a resistor connected between the node point and a control connection; and a monitoring unit to apply a predetermined voltage to the control connection or to output a predetermined current via the control connection and to detect a voltage/potential at the node point in response thereto, the monitoring unit being configured to identify a malfunction in the surge protection circuit when the detected voltage or the detected potential is not related to an expected voltage or expected potential in a predetermined manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUER NUTZFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Feucht
  • Patent number: 9487200
    Abstract: A combined service brake cylinder and spring brake cylinder for brake systems of vehicles is provided, wherein a bayonet coupling is configured between the spring brake cylinder and an intermediate wall. The bayonet coupling has locking segments protruding radially outward on an end-side edge of a wall of the spring brake cylinder and recess segments formed radially inward and recess segments corresponding thereto that are formed radially outward and formed on an annular chamber connected to the intermediate wall and locking segments protruding radially inward into the annular chamber. A bottom-side stop surface in the annular chamber forms an axial stop for the end-side wall edge of the spring brake cylinder. An annular seal is arranged between a circumferential surface of the edge of the wall of the spring brake cylinder pointing radially inward and the circumferential surface of the annular chamber pointing radially outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventor: Sylvain Derouault
  • Patent number: 9476468
    Abstract: A disc brake for a commercial vehicle includes a brake caliper which takes the form of a sliding caliper and straddles a brake disc. In the caliper, brake pads are arranged on an actuation side and a reaction side, which pads can be pressed against both sides of the brake disc by an actuation device during braking. The reaction-side brake pad is supported on a rear-side wall of the brake caliper by a pad carrier plate carrying a friction pad, and a gap is formed in a non-operational position in a region facing an assembly opening of the brake caliper between the rear-side wall of the brake caliper and the reaction-side brake pad. The gap is wider than the adjacent region and the length of the gap corresponds at least to the length of the contact surface of the reaction-side wall on the pad carrier plate when braking is applied. The disc brake is disposed such that the gap is formed by at least one recess in the pad carrier plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Schoenauer
  • Patent number: 9457786
    Abstract: A measuring arrangement for brake application force measurement of a disc brake, includes two components of the disc brake which can be displaced relative to each other along a travel path when a brake application force is applied, at least one brake application force sensor with a housing; a measurement object which can be permanently connected to one or the other of the two components and having at least one element or at least one target object which has at least one such element for contact-free interaction with the brake application force measurement sensor; and an evaluation unit. The brake application force sensor is designed for the detection of a displacement of the measurement object along the path with the evaluation unit for the conversion of the detected displacement in a measurement variable as a measurement for the brake application force. The brake application force sensor and the measurement object can be mounted with each of the two components in a removable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Johann Baumgartner, Alexander Werth, Matthias Seidenschwang