Patents Assigned to ThyssenKrupp AG
  • Patent number: 10815836
    Abstract: A method for mounting a camshaft in a bearing line of a cylinder head cover of an internal combustion engine may involve mounting a sealing ring in a groove extending radially circumferentially on an outer diameter of the camshaft. The sealing ring may be at least partly formed of an elastically deformable polymer such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). The method may further involve sliding a calibrating tool having a rotationally symmetrical opening onto the camshaft or sliding the camshaft into the calibrating tool. A smallest inside diameter of the rotationally symmetrical opening may be greater than an outside diameter of the camshaft in a region of the groove but less than an outside diameter of the sealing ring. Consequently, the sealing ring is pressed into the groove and is frictionally and interlockingly held in the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA TECCENTER AG, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Marko Curlic, Aaron Pfitscher, Manfred Muster, Kanwar Bir Singh Sidhu, Reinhard Schlemmer
  • Patent number: 10814950
    Abstract: An underwater craft is considerably less likely to be detected by sonar if the underwater craft includes an outer hull as disclosed herein, which outer hull may extend in a longitudinal direction through a stern section, through a midship section, and through a bow section. The outer hull in the midship section may have a polygonal cross section. The outer hull of the midship section may also have curvature along the longitudinal direction throughout the midship section. A ratio of a radius of curvature to a total length of the underwater craft in the longitudinal direction may be between 5 and 1000. Further, a cylindrical pressure vessel may be disposed under the outer hull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Tom Avsic, Randolf Teppner
  • Publication number: 20200331513
    Abstract: A steering column is disclosed for a motor vehicle, including an actuating unit, in which a steering spindle is rotatably mounted about a longitudinal axis. The actuating unit includes a casing unit which has at least three casing tubes which are arranged so as to be axially telescopable relative to one another. One of the casing tubes forms an outer casing tube in which at least one intermediate casing tube, in which an inner casing tube is accommodated, is accommodated. Rolling bodies are arranged between the casing tubes such that they are able to roll in the axial direction. First rolling bodies are arranged between the outer casing tube and the intermediate casing tube, and second rolling bodies are arranged between the intermediate casing tube and the inner casing tube, the first rolling bodies being arranged offset in the circumferential direction relative to the second rolling bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicants: thyssenkrupp Presta AG, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Tim BAYER, Sebastian HUBER, Daniel KREUTZ, Arne SCHACHT
  • Patent number: 10811815
    Abstract: A plug for an electrical connector arrangement may include a plug contact arranged in a socket on one side and in a plug housing on the other side. The plug housing may be cup-shaped and include a base with a region that projects downward as a connecting part. In the region of the connecting part, a cut-out may pass through the base via which the plug contact is guidable. The plug contact may be positioned in the socket with a recess. The plug contact may be connected to the socket in the recess, and the connecting part of the plug housing may be adhesively bonded in the recess of the socket such that the plug contact is sealed against dirt and moisture in the region of the cut-out relative to the plug housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AG, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Katrin Blank, Thomas Ramspeck, Peter Kenez, Friedrich Robert Zacharias
  • Patent number: 10808785
    Abstract: A bellows assembly for a vibration damper includes a bellows with a plurality of pockets with pocket walls and a pocket inner profile, a helical compression spring with windings consisting of a wound spring wire and pressure contact lateral faces. The helical compression spring is arranged in the bellows and the plurality of pockets extend coaxially to the longitudinal axis of the helical compression spring. Under pressure loading of the helical compression spring arranged in the bellows, the bellows folds together with the helical compression spring, wherein the wound spring wire is arranged at least in certain portions in the plurality of pockets, wherein the pocket walls of the plurality of pockets in which the wound spring wire is arranged at least in certain portions cover at least the mutually opposite pressure contact lateral faces of adjacent windings of the helical compression spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP BILSTEIN GMBH, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventor: Stefan Mages
  • Publication number: 20200324223
    Abstract: Devices and methods for the high-pressure treatment of bulk material by extraction and/or impregnation. The bulk material is arranged in the interior volume of a pressure vessel device and is treated at a high pressure while sealed off from the surroundings. The high-pressure treatment is performed batchwise in a closed system in the pressure vessel device in a pressure-tight fashion. The bulk material is fed batchwise to the interior volume with the pressure vessel device closed and being arranged on at least one treatment level and, after the high-pressure treatment has occurred, being discharged batchwise from the interior volume with the pressure vessel device closed. The invention furthermore relates to the use of a supporting tray module with at least one treatment level for the high-pressure treatment in a closed system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicants: UHDE HIGH PRESSURE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Volkmar STEINHAGEN, Ansgar HERBER
  • Publication number: 20200324635
    Abstract: An electric drive unit for driving at least two wheels of a motor vehicle, which has an exclusively electrically drivable wheel axle. The wheel axle is connected to at least one electric traction motor in order to transmit a drive torque and to a central brake in order to transmit a brake torque. A transmission gear having at least two gear stages and at least one intermediate gear shaft is arranged between the traction motor and the wheel axle and the central brake is integrated in an intermediate gear shaft of the transmission gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventor: Szimandl BARNA
  • Publication number: 20200325975
    Abstract: A worm gear for a worm gear system of a motor vehicle steering device may include a hub, a support element, and a gear rim. The support element may be a support ring that by means of an injection-molding method is injected between the gear rim and the hub. The support ring may connect in a form-fitting manner the hub and the gear rim. The gear rim and the support element may configure a multiplicity of teeth. The support element may have support webs that penetrate the gear rim such that radially outward pointing end sides of the support webs are exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicants: thyssenkrupp Presta AG, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Gernot ERNSTSON, Manuel PETER
  • Patent number: 10800452
    Abstract: A power steering apparatus assists steering of a vehicle by conferring torque generated by an electric motor to a steering mechanism. The apparatus includes a steering column with linked upper and lower steering shafts. An angle sensor (AS) includes a gear and magnet to measure the steering shaft angle. A torque sensor (TS) measures the relative shift angle between the upper and lower steering shaft and includes a multi-pole ring magnet and a magnetic flux conductor. The TS and AS are arranged such that the AS magnet influences the TS measurement creating a steering shaft angle depending error signal. The steering mechanism is arranged such that a zero crossing of an envelope curve of the error signal is given for the neutral position of the steering apparatus or a range of the steering position in which the steering angle is less than a threshold angle limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP AG, THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AG
    Inventors: Tivadar Kristóf Tóth, Gergely Mihály Pavlisinec
  • Publication number: 20200316879
    Abstract: A method for producing a partially contoured, fiber-reinforced plastic profile includes providing a plurality of first reinforcing fibers. The first reinforcing fibers are combined to produce a uni-, bi-, or tridirectional fiber bundle. The fiber bundle is impregnated with a first plastic matrix. The impregnated fiber bundle is supplied to a unit for at least partial shaping or for at least partial shaping and at least partial curing of the first plastic matrix to produce a fiber-reinforced plastic base element. Second reinforcing fibers are provided for at least partial application to the fiber-reinforced plastic base element. The fiber-reinforced plastic base element is provided with the second reinforcing fibers for at least partial fiber-reinforced profiling and/or shaping to produce an at least partially contoured, fiber-reinforced plastic strand and the at least partially contoured, fiber-reinforced plastic strand is cut to produce an at least partially contoured, fiber-reinforced plastic profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Martin VIERICH, Christian PAUL, Karsten WEISBROD
  • Publication number: 20200318993
    Abstract: A rotor position sensor for an electric motor of an electric power steering apparatus for assisting steering of a motor vehicle is configured to generate a sensor signal which represents the rotor position of the electric motor's rotor. The rotor position sensor has at least one sensor unit that generates electrical signals having different phases in accordance with rotation of a rotary shaft of the electric motor that is a sensing target, wherein the rotor position sensor includes two redundant sensor units wherein each of the sensor units includes tunnel magnetoresistive elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AG, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Zoltán BARANYAI, Ábel VÉR
  • Publication number: 20200317015
    Abstract: A strut bearing may help bear a strut on a vehicle body and set and adjust camber at the strut of a wheel suspension. The strut bearing may include a fixing means, a releasable clamping connection between the strut bearing and the vehicle body, a strut receiver, and an adjustment device. The adjustment device may comprise a sliding block with a guide element, a bearing plate with a guide element receiver forming a linear guide of the sliding block with the guide element together with the guide element receiver, and a clamping plate. The bearing and clamping plates and the sliding block may be arranged such that the sliding block is clamped between the bearing and clamping plates. The strut receiver may be arranged on the sliding block such that a position of the sliding block in the linear guide correlates with the setting of the camber at the strut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP BILSTEIN GMBH, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Jens PRIESS, Daniel WIENERS, Ralf BURDINSKI
  • Publication number: 20200317251
    Abstract: A motor-adjustable steering column for a motor vehicle includes an outer casing which is held by a support unit that is attachable to a vehicle body and in which an actuator unit is received so as to be telescopically adjustable in the longitudinal direction. A steering spindle is coaxially mounted in a casing tube in the actuator unit so as to be rotatable about a longitudinal axis. An adjustment drive is disposed between the outer casing and the actuator unit and has a threaded spindle which is at least in part disposed within the actuator unit and is drivable in a rotating manner by an electric servomotor engaged in a spindle nut. In order for a compact adjustment drive which is accommodated in a protected manner to be provided, the threaded spindle is disposed at a spacing from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicants: thyssenkrupp Presta AG, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Christoph MUNDING, Hieronymus SCHNITZER
  • Publication number: 20200317467
    Abstract: A shaft changing assembly may be utilized with or in an elevator system. The elevator system may include two vertical elevator shafts, cars that are independently movable in the elevator shafts, a horizontal guide rail connecting the elevator shafts and configured to guide the cars along a movement path during a changing process from a first of the shafts to an end position in a second of the shafts. The shaft changing assembly may comprise an auxiliary brake configured to generate a braking force to brake the car undergoing horizontal travel. Application of the braking force may depend on a velocity profile of the car undergoing horizontal travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicants: thyssenkrupp Elevator AG, ThyssenKrupp AG
    Inventors: Richard THUM, Marius MATZ, Eduard STEINHAUER
  • Patent number: 10793180
    Abstract: A method for producing a length-adjustable steering shaft having a hollow shaft in which a toothed shaft is received so as to be axially telescopic. The toothed shaft has a toothing with teeth on an external circumference that extend in the axial direction and which engages in a form-fitting manner in an inner toothing of the hollow shaft. A sliding layer of thermoplastic plastics material is at least in portions attached between the inner toothing and the toothing. In order to enable an improved fastening of the sliding layer to the toothing, prior to attaching the sliding layer, form-fitting elements which for forming a form-fitting connection that is effective in the axial direction are brought to engage with the sliding layer are configured in the region of the toothing of the toothed shaft or the inner toothing of the hollow shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AG, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Marius Breuer, Janick Durot, Paul Schwarzhans, Joachim Tuertscher, Robert Josef Maerk
  • Publication number: 20200307670
    Abstract: An adjustable steering column may include a casing unit that rotatably supports a steering spindle part and that is mounted in a guide box in an axially sliding manner and can be axially adjusted by a motor drive. The motor drive has an electric motor secured to the guide box and drives an axially aligned threaded spindle that is mounted on the guide box in a rotatable and axially fixed manner and that engages into an adjustment nut. The adjustment nut is connected to the casing unit, is axially movable together with the casing unit relative to the guide box, and is mounted in a connection part secured to the casing unit to transmit axial forces to the casing unit. The adjustment nut may be guided between opposing inner guide surfaces of the connection part with clearance such that the adjustment nut is movable within the guide surfaces on a plane orthogonal to an axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: thyssenkrupp Presta AG, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: René Marco SCHMIDT, Kevin TEMPLIN, Helmut KIRMSSE
  • Publication number: 20200306814
    Abstract: A method for permanently fastening a cam on a cam carrier may involve positioning the cam on the cam carrier in a predefined axial and angular position. By way of the positioning, an end face of the cam carrier is aligned with an end face of the cam. The method may also involve positioning a cam segment formed by the cam carrier and the cam in an assembly device. The cam carrier may then be deformed such that the cam is secured at least in a form-fitting or force-fitting manner against movement in an axial direction on the cam carrier. A deformation tool of the assembly device may be advanced in an axial direction onto the end face of the cam carrier, and the cam carrier may be deformed such that material of the cam carrier is forced outward in a radial direction against the cam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: ThyssenKrupp Presta TecCenter AG, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Manfred MUSTER, Thomas ROGATSCH, Gunther Martin LUGAUER
  • Publication number: 20200307743
    Abstract: A closing device configured to close an outer shell opening of a surface ship, including several substantially vertically mounted shutter lamellas and a drive device by means of which the shutter lamellas can be actuated such that they move between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Hans OESMANN, Marko SCHULZ, Sebastian HALFMANN
  • Publication number: 20200307959
    Abstract: A method of planning a platform lift, in particular a stairlift, at a stair, the platform lift including a rail, a platform, in particular a chair, a drive unit for driving the platform along the rail, wherein the platform is attached to the drive unit. The method includes acquiring 3D stair data of a stair on which the platform lift is to be installed; calculating based on the acquired 3D stair data a path of travel of the rail, and by retrieving manufacturing constraints, in particular from a database, calculating a feasible path of travel under consideration of the retrieved manufacturing constraints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: thyssenkrupp Stairlifts B.V., thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Thomas FELIS, Pieter-Bas DE KLEER, Simon FEISMANN, Isaak Modaser SABA
  • Publication number: 20200309230
    Abstract: A vibration damper for a motor vehicle includes a valve block and at least one tube assembly. The tube assembly has at least one inner tube and one outer tube which are arranged coaxially. The valve block is arranged in a fluid-tight manner at one axial end of the tube assembly. At least the outer tube is connected in an integrally joined manner to the valve block, and a ring nut is provided at least on the outer tube. The ring nut transmits a prestressing force, in particular a pressing force, to the at least one inner tube such that the at least one inner tube is connected in a non-positive manner to the valve block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: ThyssenKrupp Bilstein GmbH, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventor: Freddy WOENARTA