Patents by Inventor Alexander WERTH

Alexander WERTH has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10900527
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disk brake for a utility vehicle, comprising a brake caliper, which extends over a brake disk and which is slidably held on at least one guide bar, which is connected to a stationary brake bracket by means of a screw, wherein the screw is fed through the guide bar, is designed in such a way that the guide bar has impressing elements, which are formed on the end face of the guide bar that lies against the brake bracket, at least in a circumferential and/or radial partial region, which impressing elements engage into the brake bracket in an impressed manner in such a way that an interlocking connection and/or a frictional connection is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Hacklberger, Markus Molnar, Christoph Kaiser, Alexander Asen, Jens Fricke, Dimitrij Habermann, Werner Koch, Igor Nesmjanowitsch, Tobias Schoefberger, Christian Stoeger, Alexander Werth, Philipp Krauss
  • Patent number: 10800393
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring the condition of a service brake for a vehicle is provided. The service brake includes at least one linear path detection device for each service brake unit. The method includes reading a position signal of a service brake component from the path detection device over time or a time period, reading a pressure signal, a control signal and/or a lining wear signal, evaluating the position signal in order to determine at least one condition parameter of the service brake determined using the pressure signal, the control signal and/or the lining wear signal, and providing the condition parameter of the service brake to an interface for use in subsequent brake applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Falk Hecker, Robert Theil, Alexander Werth
  • Patent number: 10724589
    Abstract: A brake pad retention system is provided for a disc brake of a motor vehicle, in particular of a commercial vehicle. The disc brake includes a brake caliper which engages over a brake disc, a brake carrier which is positionally fixed on the vehicle, the brake carrier having entry-side and exit-side carrier horns and having a bridge which connects the carrier horns to one another, and at least one brake pad which is provided with a pad carrier plate and a friction pad fastened thereto and which is guided in a pad shaft formed by the carrier horns and by the bridge. At least one of the carrier horns of the carrier and the support surface, adjacent thereto, of the pad carrier plate can be fixed to one another in a positively locking manner with play. The at least one brake pad is held in the pad shaft under spring loading exerted by a pad retention spring which extends transversely with respect to the axial direction of the brake disc and which is radially deflectable on the brake pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Johann Baumgartner, Michael Peschel, Alexander Werth
  • Patent number: 10661774
    Abstract: A method is provided for increasing the operational safety of at least one thermally stressed functional part of at least one vehicle brake, in particular of a commercial vehicle and/or a trailer, and/or for reducing brake wear and/or drive power, wherein the method has the following steps: inputting a temperature signal of the at least one brake, which temperature signal represents at least one temperature of the brake and/or of a functional part of the brake detected by at least one sensor, and inputting a brake request signal and/or brake pressure signal for the at least one brake; determining a thermal error condition by using the temperature signal and the brake requirement signal and/or brake pressure signal; and providing an adapted brake requirement signal and/or adapted brake pressure signal using the determined thermal error condition in order to increase the operational safety of the at least one functional part of the at least one vehicle brake exposed to thermal stress, and/or to reduce the brake
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Falk Hecker, Werner Koch, Mathias Mayr, Robert Theil, Alexander Werth
  • Patent number: 10654462
    Abstract: In a method for avoiding an overheating of a brake of a vehicle, in particular of a commercial vehicle and/or a trailer, a first temperature signal and at least a second temperature signal are read in, with the first temperature signal representing a temperature of the brake and/or of a functional part of the brake, and the at least second temperature signal representing at least one additional temperature of at least one additional brake of the vehicle. An error state of the brake is detected using the first temperature signal and the second temperature signal in order to avoid an overheating of the brake. A control device for carrying out the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Falk Hecker, Werner Koch, Mathias Mayr, Robert Theil, Alexander Werth
  • Publication number: 20180347651
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disk brake for a utility vehicle, comprising a brake caliper, which extends over a brake disk and which is slidably held on at least one guide bar, which is connected to a stationary brake bracket by means of a screw, wherein the screw is fed through the guide bar, is designed in such a way that the guide bar has impressing elements, which are formed on the end face of the guide bar that lies against the brake bracket, at least in a circumferential and/or radial partial region, which impressing elements engage into the brake bracket in an impressed manner in such a way that an interlocking connection and/or a frictional connection is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Michael HACKLBERGER, Markus MOLNAR, Christoph KAISER, Alexander ASEN, Jens FRICKE, Dimitrij HABERMANN, Werner KOCH, Igor NESMJANOWITSCH, Tobias SCHOEFBERGER, Christian STOEGER, Alexander WERTH, Philipp KRAUSS
  • Patent number: 10138962
    Abstract: A sliding caliper disk brake is provided, in which a stationary brake carrier configured to carry a brake caliper includes two pairs of carrier horns, one pair of which supports a reaction-side brake pad and one pair of which supports an application side brake pad. The spacing between the reaction-side pair of carrier horns is larger than the spacing between the application-side pair of carrier horns. The reaction-side brake pad and reaction-side pair of carrier horns may be shorter than the corresponding application-side brake pad and carrier horns. The arrangement of the brake carrier, the brake caliper and the brake pads permits reduction in disk brake weight, cost and brake carrier stresses while providing desired brake thermal, mechanical and service life performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Abdelaziz Rguichi, Philipp Adamczyk, Matthias Klingner, Alexander Werth, Michael Peschel, Robert Theil
  • Publication number: 20180223922
    Abstract: A disc brake and a brake lining for a commercial vehicle are provided. The disc brake includes a brake caliper on a stationary brake carrier and straddling a brake disc. The brake carrier has at least one brake lining space, in particular two brake lining spaces, each of which is delimited by lateral brake carrier lugs and accommodates a brake lining. At least one respective dimensionally stable blocking element is provided as a counter bearing against the insertion direction of the brake pads. The blocking elements are supported on the brake pads and/or or the brake carrier and are held on the brake carrier and/or on the brake pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Jens FRICKE, Werner KOCH, Robert THEIL, Andreas PETSCHKE, Wolfgang PAHLE, Tobias SCHOEFBERGER, Alexander WERTH, Matthias ADELUNG, Markus GERHARDINGER, Julian DAHLENBURG
  • Publication number: 20180170340
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring the condition of a service brake for a vehicle is provided. The service brake includes at least one linear path detection device for each service brake unit. The method includes reading a position signal of a service brake component from the path detection device over time or a time period, reading a pressure signal, a control signal and/or a lining wear signal, evaluating the position signal in order to determine at least one condition parameter of the service brake determined using the pressure signal, the control signal and/or the lining wear signal, and providing the condition parameter of the service brake to an interface for use in subsequent brake applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Falk Hecker, Robert Theil, Alexander Werth
  • Publication number: 20180045256
    Abstract: A sliding caliper disk brake is provided, in which a stationary brake carrier configured to carry a brake caliper includes two pairs of carrier horns, one pair of which supports a reaction-side brake pad and one pair of which supports an application side brake pad. The spacing between the reaction-side pair of carrier horns is larger than the spacing between the application-side pair of carrier horns. The reaction-side brake pad and reaction-side pair of carrier horns may be shorter than the corresponding application-side brake pad and carrier horns. The arrangement of the brake carrier, the brake caliper and the brake pads permits reduction in disk brake weight, cost and brake carrier stresses while providing desired brake thermal, mechanical and service life performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Abdelaziz RGUICHI, Philipp ADAMCZYK, Matthias KLINGNER, Alexander WERTH, Michael PESCHEL, Robert THEIL
  • Publication number: 20180037210
    Abstract: A method is provided for increasing the operational safety of at least one thermally stressed functional part of at least one vehicle brake, in particular of a commercial vehicle and/or a trailer, and/or for reducing brake wear and/or drive power, wherein the method has the following steps: inputting a temperature signal of the at least one brake, which temperature signal represents at least one temperature of the brake and/or of a functional part of the brake detected by at least one sensor, and inputting a brake request signal and/or brake pressure signal for the at least one brake; determining a thermal error condition by using the temperature signal and the brake requirement signal and/or brake pressure signal; and providing an adapted brake requirement signal and/or adapted brake pressure signal using the determined thermal error condition in order to increase the operational safety of the at least one functional part of the at least one vehicle brake exposed to thermal stress, and/or to reduce the brake
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Falk HECKER, Werner KOCH, Mathias MAYR, Robert THEIL, Alexander WERTH
  • Publication number: 20180037209
    Abstract: In a method for avoiding an overheating of a brake of a vehicle, in particular of a commercial vehicle and/or a trailer, a first temperature signal and at least a second temperature signal are read in, with the first temperature signal representing a temperature of the brake and/or of a functional part of the brake, and the at least second temperature signal representing at least one additional temperature of at least one additional brake of the vehicle. An error state of the brake is detected using the first temperature signal and the second temperature signal in order to avoid an overheating of the brake. A control device for carrying out the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Falk HECKER, Werner KOCH, Mathias MAYR, Robert THEIL, Alexander WERTH
  • Patent number: 9829056
    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: November 28, 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: 9810275
    Abstract: A sliding caliper disk brake is provided, in which a stationary brake carrier configured to carry a brake caliper includes two pairs of carrier horns, one pair of which supports a reaction-side brake pad and one pair of which supports an application side brake pad. The spacing between the reaction-side pair of carrier horns is larger than the spacing between the application-side pair of carrier horns. The reaction-side brake pad and reaction-side pair of carrier horns may be shorter than the corresponding application-side brake pad and carrier horns. The arrangement of the brake carrier, the brake caliper and the brake pads permits reduction in disk brake weight, cost and brake carrier stresses while providing desired brake thermal, mechanical and service life performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Abdelaziz Rguichi, Philipp Adamczyk, Matthias Klingner, Alexander Werth, Michael Peschel, Robert Theil
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20160208870
    Abstract: A sliding caliper disk brake is provided, in which a stationary brake carrier configured to carry a brake caliper includes two pairs of carrier horns, one pair of which supports a reaction-side brake pad and one pair of which supports an application side brake pad. The spacing between the reaction-side pair of carrier horns is larger than the spacing between the application-side pair of carrier horns. The reaction-side brake pad and reaction-side pair of carrier horns may be shorter than the corresponding application-side brake pad and carrier horns. The arrangement of the brake carrier, the brake caliper and the brake pads permits reduction in disk brake weight, cost and brake carrier stresses while providing desired brake thermal, mechanical and service life performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Abdelaziz RGUICHI, Philipp ADAMCZYK, Matthias KLINGNER, Alexander WERTH, Michael PESCHEL, Robert THEIL
  • Patent number: 9334909
    Abstract: A disc brake for vehicles, in particular for commercial vehicles, includes brake pads which are arranged on both sides of a brake disc, a brake application device for applying one of the brake pads and a brake caliper for transmitting the application force to the brake pad on the other side, that is to say on the reaction side, of the brake disc. The brake caliper of the disc brake has a caliper frame which is produced from a shaped hollow profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Johann Baumgartner, Alexander Werth
  • Publication number: 20150184710
    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: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Michael PESCHEL, Alexander ASEN, Christian STOEGER, Matthias KLINGNER, Christian BRANDL, Alexander WERTH, Abdelaziz RGUICHI