Patents Assigned to Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
  • Patent number: 5117905
    Abstract: In order to be able to use materials of higher strength without the danger of cracks arising during deformation, it is proposed, with reference to a heat exchanger having lamella fins, which are held at a distance from and parallel to each other by shaped collars on the lamella fins and which are penetrated by pipes running parallel to each other in passages through the collars, the internal diameter of the passage in each case matching the external diameter of the pipe and at least partially contacting the external periphery of the pipe, while at the same time exactly preserving the distances between the lamella fins, that tongues are distributed on the periphery of the punched rim of the passage, the free ends of the tongues are bent at an angle to the pipe projecting through the passage, and that these bent tongues provide space locating surfaces for the adjacent parallel lamella fin. Also disclosed is a heat exchanger assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Hesse
  • Patent number: 5099654
    Abstract: A method for controlling a motor vehicle air conditioning system is described. The motor vehicle air conditioning system comprises a refrigeration circuit including a refrigerant compressor, a condenser, an evaporator and a throttle device arranged upstream of the evaporator. The condenser is associated with a ventilating fan and the evaporator is associated with a blower. The compressor capacity, the condenser capacity and the evaporator capacity are directly or indirectly sensed by sensor means and supplied as electrical variables to an electronic control circuit which logically combines these input signals and generates output signals in dependence on at least two of these capacity values and including further parameters. The control circuit acts on electrically controllable acturators for influencing the compressor capacity, the condenser capacity and/or the evaporator capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. BEHR GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wilhelm Baruschke, Roland Burk, Hans-Joachim Ingelmann, Hans Kampf, Josef Kern, Karl Lochmahr, Rolf Wallner, Reinhold Weible
  • Patent number: 5007180
    Abstract: In the case of a method of separating condensable harmful substances and solid particles from the process gas or used air from particularly a textile finishing plant such as for example a drier or a coating plant, for example in the paper or synthetic plastics industry, the used air is pre-filtered, cooled and passed through a mechanical final filtering apparatus. So that a considerable extent of separation from the used air is possible already at the pre-filtering stage, the warm used air is pre-filtered by being cooled to below the dewpoint of the condensable harmful substances and dispersed solid particles. The resultant condensate which contains impurities is extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Christ, Wolfgang Teichmann
  • Patent number: 4997033
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for cooling the cooling water and the charge air of an internal combustion engine, comprising an air-to-water cooler for the cooling water and an air-to-water cooler for cooling the compressed charge air, the air-to-air cooler being arranged in the air-flow direction, preferably in front of the air-to-water cooler, and the air-to-water cooler having lateral fixing projections and/or recesses for fixing to a supporting frame, in particular of a vehicle, wherein the air-to-water cooler has additional fixing means for the air-to-air cooler in which the latter, with allocated projections, is hung in place and held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Franco Ghiani, Reinhard Kull
  • Patent number: 4881595
    Abstract: In a clamping connection between a plastic water tank equipped with at least one flange and a heat-exchanger tube sheet carrying a deformable edge region, an elastic sealing device being retained therebetween under prestress, and the deformable edge region, before its deformation, extends parallel to the outer contour of the flange and, after its deformation to make the clamping connection, it has first partial regions deformed in an approximately wave-shaped manner over the flange of the plastic water tank, and non-deformed further partial regions extending parallel to the outer contour of the flange. The first partial regions deformed over the flange of the plastic water tank make a positive connection, in which the lower edges of the deformed first partial regions rest on the top side of the flange under prestress. To make deformation easier, the deformable first partial regions are cut free parallel to and at a distance from an outer edge at the height of the flange top edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Herbert Damsohn, Juergen Hoeing, Lieselotte Heck
  • Patent number: 4852363
    Abstract: In an air conditioner for a motor vehicle, which, for the purpose of contling the humidity, has in the ir duct suitable devices, controlled by a microcomputer. The microcomputer receives values for outside temperature, inside temperature and inside humidity, measured by sensors. From the values for outside temperature, inside temperature and inside humidity, the microcomputer determines the threshold humidity (l.sub.thresh) as the ratio of the saturated vapor pressure (P.sub.S) inside at the pane and the saturated vapor pressure (P.sub.i) of the inside air. If this difference (.DELTA.l) between threshold humidity (l.sub.thresh) and inside humidity (l.sub.i) falls below a stipulated value (x), dehumidification devices are actuated. If the stipulated value is exceeded, humidification devices are actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik, Julius Fr., Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hans Kampf, Karl Lochmahr
  • Patent number: 4739828
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heat exchanger, comprising a tube sheet comprised of plastic and having at least one opening for passage of a heat exchange fluid; and a heat exchanger tube sealed against the tube sheet at the opening, wherein the tube sheet includes in the region of each of the openings a sleeve-like connection nozzle in which an annular groove is defined by inner and outer parts of said nozzle. The groove extends coaxially to the opening and is open toward the heat exchanger tube and the end of the heat exchanger tube is pressed into the groove. The sleeve-like connection nozzles have a middle section (B), which is located in the plane of the tube sheet, and end sections, (A, C) which project on either side of the tube sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH. & Co. KG
    Inventors: Juergen Bayer, Karl E. Hummel
  • Patent number: 4724903
    Abstract: Heat exchanger having a tube plate made of plastic, in which metallic tubes are fixed. The tube plate has elevations having openings for accommodating the tube ends, with the openings being subdivided into three sections in axial extension. The center section has the smallest cross-section and the end sections are in each case widened. The elevations extend on both sides of the tube plate, the total height of the elevations located in the area of an opening, inclusive of the tube plate thickness, being about 1.8 to 2.5 times the single tube plate thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1988
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Juergen Bayer, Reinhold Heck, Karl-Ernst Hummel, Reinhold Kuchelmeister
  • Patent number: 4712611
    Abstract: A ventilation unit for heating or air-conditioning in a motor vehicle. The unit includes a blower and a heat exchanger, with a diffuser positioned in the flow of air from the blower. The diffuser spreads the air flow so that it substantially covers the heat exchanger area. A grid positioned between the diffuser and the heat exchanger aids in spreading the flow of air to the peripheral portions of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Karlheinz Witzel
  • Patent number: 4671810
    Abstract: For the filtering of supply air, especially in the case of motor vehicles, a filter that is divided into two parts is arranged inside a housing. The two parts of the filter can be swivelled apart around swivel shafts arranged in their end areas so that, when required, an air passage means can be exposed for the passage of unfiltered air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Kurt Dietzsch, Hans-Dieter Oess
  • Patent number: 4667792
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fluid friction clutch having front and rear working gaps, which are connected to one another in a manner which provides more continuous and uniform distribution of the torque-transmitting viscous medium between the gaps. The clutch includes at least one bore through the drive disk which separates the front and rear working gaps. The bore is positioned in annular grooves which are provided in the drive disk at the same radial distance as the bore and which further include baffles positioned in the grooves to block the flow of fluid around the annular grooves and to promote flow through the bore. A similar groove/baffle arrangement is provided as a return means on the rear side of the drive disk near to the outer periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Kurt Hauser
  • Patent number: 4665051
    Abstract: A carrier matrix for a catalytic reactor for the purification of the exhaust gas of internal combustion engines, comprising a flat foil and a corrugated foil arranged in alternating layers. Exhaust gas flows through the ducts formed by the corrugations of the corrugated foil and the flat foil surface. The corrugations have a plurality of segments fluidly connected behind one another in flow direction, but are transversely staggered with respect to flow direction. This staggered arrangement increases the turbulence of the gas flowing through the ducts, thereby increasing the effectiveness of the matrix. The matrix can be manufactured in a simple manner yet permits a good utilization of the catalyst materials coated on the foils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Manfred Nonnenmann
  • Patent number: 4650045
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for controlling the output speed of a fluid friction clutch. The fluid friction clutch comprises a work chamber, in which a drive disk rotates, and a reservoir. A valve controls the circulation of a viscous medium between the work chamber and the reservoir. The output rotational speed is thus dependent on the filling ratio of the work chamber. The valve is actuated as a function of at least one control parameter by means of a stepping motor connected with the clutch. The control parameter is preferably the temperature of the cooling medium of an internal combustion engine. The rotational output of the stepping motor is converted to a linear motion to actuate the valve lever by means of a spindle drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Reinhold Weible, Karl Lochmahr
  • Patent number: 4633898
    Abstract: A slide valve with a partial-vacuum actuator, especially for motor vehicle heating and air conditioning units, comprising a valve housing having a bottom; a slide for opening and closing the valve; a slide chamber for slidably containing the slide; an actuating rod connected with the slide, and for actuating the slide; a partial-vacuum actuator for actuating the actuating rod, and having a first housing section integral with the valve housing; a flat seal for sealing the sliding chamber, and for surrounding and sealing the actuating rod; a support for holding the flat seal against the bottom of the valve housing; and a bayonet mount with detent mechanism for fastening and securing the support inside the first housing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Walter Denk
  • Patent number: 4629046
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fluid friction clutch controlled as a function of temperature and/or rotation speed, comprising a driving primary member comprising a first reservoir chamber and an overflow orifice, wherein the primary member further comprises a device, responsive to the rotation speed of the primary member, for controlling the flow of a working fluid through the overflow orifice; a driven secondary member surrounding the primary member and optionally comprising a partition which defines a second reservoir chamber; a working chamber disposed between the primary and secondary members, optionally comprising pump means for controlling the flow of working fluid from the working chamber to the second reservoir, and an optional valve, located in the partition and being responsive to temperature, for controlling the flow of working fluid between the second reservoir chamber and the working chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hans Martin
  • Patent number: 4618045
    Abstract: A fluid friction clutch is provided having an intermediate wall, disposed in a housing and separating the clutch fluid supply or storage space and the clutch fluid working space, with a plurality of overflow openings therein at circumferentially spaced locations. The clutch fluid primarily enters the working space from the storage space through a controllable supply inlet opening in the intermediate wall. The supply inlet is thermostatically controlled by a bi-metal element. A rotating clutch disk is provided in the working space, and at least one clutch fluid return bore is provided in the intermediate wall in the region adjacent the outer circumference of the clutch disk. These return bores provide return guidance for clutch fluid into the storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1986
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik, Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Werner Storz
  • Patent number: 4616693
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heating and/or air-conditioning installation for automotive vehicles comprising at least one blower and a flap for affecting the flow of air, and an electronic control device for rotational speed control or speed shifting. The control device which comprises one or more electronic components capable of generating significant amounts of heat, is mounted on the flap, in order to cool the electronic components while only minimally interfering with the flow of air in the heating and/or air-conditioning installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1986
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Kurt Dietzsch, Karlheinz Witzel
  • Patent number: 4610341
    Abstract: A fluid friction clutch is disclosed which has a working chamber formed by an output component in which a driving disk that is connected with an input component can rotate. For the adjustment of the degree of clutching, the working chamber can be filled by fluid supplied from a reservoir chamber developed as a pressure chamber and connected with the working chamber via a fluid connection, such as a pipe, a borehole, or similar means. This fluid connection is developed in such a way that, by means of admitting compressed air to the reservoir chamber, fluid can be delivered in a controlled manner from said reservoir chamber into the working chamber. A fluid friction clutch of this type has not movable mechanical valve parts, which is particularly advantageous when the compressed air is admitted to the reservoir chamber in surges, which would result in a rapid wear in the case of the known embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1986
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Kurt Hauser, Werner Hummel
  • Patent number: 4593539
    Abstract: Disclosed is an evaporator, particularly for air conditioning installations in automotive vehicles, comprising an evaporator block including several evaporator tubes and coolant supply means. The coolant supply means comprise an expansion valve, a feed tube and a manifold from which the evaporator tubes extend. A calming line segment for the coolant is arranged within the manifold. A distributing space connected with the calming segment is located adjacent to the calming segment. Means are provided for deflecting the coolant between the calming segment and the distributor space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1986
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bohumil Humpolik, Hans-Joachim Ingelmann, Karl-Heinz Staffa
  • Patent number: 4586566
    Abstract: An arrangement is disclosed for joining the tubes of a heat exchanger core to a connecting box, wherein the tubes are fastened to the connecting box and sealed, said tubes being secured to the connecting box by means of a friction joint and at least one space being provided for each tube surrounding the end of the tube; each said space comprising a cavity bounded by the connecting box and the tube or a corresponding recess, and being filled and sealed with adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: Sueddeutsche Kuehlerfabrik Julius Fr. Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Josef Kern, Helmut Bardong, Bohumil Humpolik, Karl-Heinz Staffa