Patents by Inventor Bernd Mahr

Bernd Mahr 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: 8534255
    Abstract: The invention relates to a valve unit for at least one of influencing and controlling a gas flow in an internal combustion engine comprising at least one valve member for modifying a cross-section of a gas flow-carrying channel through which a fluid flows and a drive train for rotatingly driving the at least one valve member. The drive train comprises an input shaft, which is drivingly coupled to a drive device in the mounted state, and at least one valve member shaft which is non-rotationally connected to the valve member. It is especially advantageous if the drive train comprises at least one phase adjuster for drivingly coupling the input shaft and the valve member shaft, a rotational position of the shafts in relation to each other being adjustable by the phase adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Alfred Elsasser, Uwe Grass, Bernd Mahr, Marco Warth
  • Publication number: 20110265754
    Abstract: The invention relates to a valve unit for at least one of influencing and controlling a gas flow in an internal combustion engine comprising at least one valve member for modifying a cross-section of a gas flow-carrying channel through which a fluid flows and a drive train for rotatingly driving the at least one valve member. The drive train comprises an input shaft, which is drivingly coupled to a drive device in the mounted state, and at least one valve member shaft which is non-rotationally connected to the valve member. It is especially advantageous if the drive train comprises at least one phase adjuster for drivingly coupling the input shaft and the valve member shaft, a rotational position of the shafts in relation to each other being adjustable by the phase adjuster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Alfred Elsässer, Uwe Grass, Bernd Mahr, Marco Warth
  • Patent number: 7946216
    Abstract: The invention relates to a two-piece piston (1) for an internal combustion engine, comprising a piston upper piece (2) and a piston lower piece (2). A cylindrical molding (24) is arranged on the underside of the piston upper piece (2), facing away from the piston crown, lying coaxial to the piston axis (15), with two radial outward-facing hooked projections (27) on the end thereof facing away from the piston crown. The piston lower piece (6) has an opening (16) on the piston crown side, in which the cylindrical molding (24) with the projections (27) is introduced and rotated on assembly of the piston upper piece (2) on the piston lower piece (6), such that the projections (27) engage behind the edge of the opening (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Scharp, Bernd Mahr
  • Patent number: 7591256
    Abstract: An exhaust gas recirculation apparatus (5) for an internal combustion engine (1), in particular in a motor vehicle, has an exhaust gas recirculation line (9) which can be connected at the inlet end to an exhaust gas system (4) of the internal combustion engine (1) and at the outlet end to a fresh gas system (3) of the internal combustion engine (1) and having a return valve (12) arranged in the exhaust gas recirculation line (9) for adjusting an exhaust gas recirculation rate by varying the flow-through cross section of the exhaust gas recirculation line (9). To improve the efficacy of the exhaust gas recirculation, the exhaust gas recirculation valve (12) is designed so that it adjusts the respective exhaust gas recirculation rate at least in one operating state of the exhaust gas recirculation apparatus (5), so that it alternately reduces and increases and/or blocks and opens the flow-through cross section of the exhaust gas recirculation line (9) at predetermined or regulated switching points in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Alfred Elsässer, Bernd Mahr
  • Patent number: 7481042
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a mixture of reducing agent and exhaust gas, having a mixture-forming region into which an exhaust gas and a reducing agent can be introduced, wherein the wall of the mixture-forming region is embodied at least in part with protuberances and indentations, and in particular in corrugated fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Mahr
  • Publication number: 20070289582
    Abstract: The invention relates to an exhaust gas recirculation apparatus (5) for an internal combustion engine (1), in particular in a motor vehicle, having an exhaust gas recirculation line (9) which can be connected at the inlet end to an exhaust gas system (4) of the internal combustion engine (1) and at the outlet end to a fresh gas system (3) of the internal combustion engine (1) and having a return valve (12) arranged in the exhaust gas recirculation line (9) for adjusting an exhaust gas recirculation rate by varying the flow-through cross section of the exhaust gas recirculation line (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Alfred Elsasser, Bernd Mahr
  • Publication number: 20070289568
    Abstract: The invention relates to a two-piece piston (1) for an internal combustion engine, comprising a piston upper piece (2) and a piston lower piece (2). A cylindrical moulding (24) is arranged on the underside of the piston upper piece (2), facing away from the piston crown, lying coaxial to the piston axis (15), with two radial outward-facing hooked projections (27) on the end thereof facing away from the piston crown. The piston lower piece (6) has an opening (16) on the piston crown side, in which the cylindrical moulding (24) with the projections (27) is introduced and rotated on assembly of the piston upper piece (2) on the piston lower piece (6), such that the projections (27) engage behind the edge of the opening (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Rainer Scharp, Bernd Mahr
  • Patent number: 7059118
    Abstract: A mixing device for mixing the exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine flowing in an exhaust pipe with a reducing agent as well as an exhaust gas purification system having such a mixing device, in which a mixing body is positionable in the exhaust pipe and which includes a gas impact surface and a spray impact surface so that exhaust gas flowing from the internal combustion engine is able to strike the gas impact surface and reducing agent, which is suppliable transversely to the exhaust gas flow, is able to strike the spray impact surface, the spray impact surface and the gas impact surface forming disjointed sub-areas of the surface of the mixing body. The mixing device distributes the reducing agent uniformly over the cross section of the exhaust pipe and mixes it uniformly with the exhaust gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Ripper, Bernd Mahr, Johannes Schaller, Cord Scharsack, Thomas Prasser
  • Patent number: 7059117
    Abstract: A device and a method for controlling an exhaust-gas aftertreatment system, for example, for an internal combustion engine, are provided. The exhaust-gas aftertreatment system includes at least one catalytic converter. A reducing agent is supplied to the exhaust-gas aftertreatment system. An exhaust gas mass flow is preselectable on the basis of the power consumption by a sensor and/or on the basis of a pressure variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Robert Bosh GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Ripper, Bernd Mahr, Rainer Strohmaier
  • Patent number: 7028465
    Abstract: A device and a method for controlling an exhaust-gas aftertreatment system, e.g., for an internal combustion engine, are described. The exhaust-gas aftertreatment system includes at least one catalytic converter. A preselectable quantity of reducing agent is supplied to the exhaust-gas aftertreatment system as a function of the state of the internal combustion engine and/or the exhaust-gas aftertreatment system. The quantity of reducing agent supplied is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Ripper, Bernd Mahr, Stefan Wickert
  • Patent number: 6938610
    Abstract: A fuel injection system includes a pressure chamber having a displacable piston which can be subjected to pressure via a low-pressure-side pressure booster chamber for compressing the fuel in a high-pressure-side pressure booster chamber to be delivered to an injector. The stroke of the piston is controllable essentially by the pressure in a differential chamber of the pressure chamber and is used to vary the fuel pressure delivered to the injector. Provision is made for enlarging the cross section of the outlet cross section out of the differential chamber of the pressure chamber are provided. The fuel pressure during the injection can be varied. A pressure increase can be simply achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Braun, Bernd Mahr, Martin Kropp, Hans-Christoph Magel
  • Publication number: 20050172615
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a mixture of reducing agent and exhaust gas, having a mixture-forming region into which an exhaust gas and a reducing agent can be introduced, wherein the wall of the mixture-forming region is embodied at least in part with protuberances and indentations, and in particular in corrugated fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventor: Bernd Mahr
  • Patent number: 6895935
    Abstract: A fuel injection system includes a pressure booster having a displaceable piston which can be subjected to pressure via a pressure booster chamber on the low-pressure side for compressing the fuel in a pressure booster chamber on the high-pressure side to be delivered to an injector. The stroke of the piston is controllable by the pressure in a differential chamber of the pressure booster and is used to vary the fuel pressure delivered to the injector. Means for continuously variable definition of the inlet cross section to the pressure booster chamber of the pressure booster on the low-pressure side or of the outlet cross section from the differential chamber of the pressure booster are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Braun, Bernd Mahr, Martin Kropp, Hans-Christoph Magel
  • Patent number: 6883498
    Abstract: A pressure booster of a fuel injection system includes a displaceable piston unit (30a, 31a), which on one end can be subjected to pressure via a pressure booster chamber on the low-pressure side and on the other end has a pressure booster chamber on the high-pressure side for fuel compression. The piston unit has a further piston cross section, which is reduced compared to the first piston cross section provided for imposing pressure, for embodying a differential chamber that is connectable to a leak fuel line. At least one control conduit connects the pressure booster chamber on the low-pressure side to the differential chamber, whose opening is closed or opened as a function of the motion of at least parts of the piston unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Braun, Bernd Mahr, Martin Kropp, Hans-Christoph Magel
  • Patent number: 6848251
    Abstract: A device for generating a mixture of reducing agent and air, having a mixing space into which reducing agent via a reducing agent delivery conduit and air via an air delivery conduit can be introduced into the mixing space, having means for pressurizing the air, in such a way that the air flows essentially at the speed of sound through the air delivery conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Ripper, Wilhelm Polach, Bernd Mahr, Walter Frisch, Sven Huber, Hanspeter Mayer, Michael Offenhuber, Markus Foetschl, Gerald Hoepflinger
  • Publication number: 20050011183
    Abstract: A device for metering urea solutions permitting a reliable reduction of nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine is provided. This is achieved by the fact that the device for metering the urea solution includes a sensor unit for monitoring one or more physical state variables of an enzyme-free Urea solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Inventors: Wolfgang Ripper, Joachim Berger, Bernd Mahr, Thomas Brinz
  • Patent number: 6843966
    Abstract: An apparatus for post-treating exhaust gases of an internal combustion engine, in particular a Diesel engine, having a reduction catalytic converter serving to reduce NOx ingredients of the exhaust gases, to which reduction catalytic converter an exhaust pipe leads, and having a reducing agent supply device and a device that generates a pressure difference in the exhaust gas. In the apparatus, the supply of reducing agent is effected via a bypass line, which carries a portion of the exhaust gases past the device that generates the pressure difference in the exhaust gas. The apparatus can use either ammonia or a water and urea solution, or hydrocarbons of the fuel as well as CO as a reducing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Mahr
  • Publication number: 20040237511
    Abstract: A mixing device for mixing the exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine flowing in an exhaust pipe with a reducing agent as well as an exhaust gas purification system having such a mixing device are described. A mixing body that is positionable in the exhaust pipe and having a gas impact surface and a spray impact surface is provided so that exhaust gas flowing from the internal combustion engine is able to strike the gas impact surface and reducing agent, which is suppliable transversely to the exhaust gas flow, is able strike the spray impact surface, the spray impact surface and the gas impact surface forming disjointed sub-areas of the surface of the mixing body. The mixing device distributes the reducing agent uniformly over the cross section of the exhaust pipe and mixes it uniformly with the exhaust gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Wolfgang Ripper, Bernd Mahr, Johannes Schaller, Cord Scharsack, Thomas Prasser
  • Patent number: 6814057
    Abstract: A fuel injection system for internal combustion engines has at least one stroke-controlled injector. A pressure booster that has a movable piston is connected between the at least one injector and a high-pressure working medium source. The movable piston divides a primary chamber, which can be connected to the high-pressure working medium source, from a pressure chamber that communicates with the at least one injector and is filled with fuel. The pressure booster generates a first fuel system pressure in the injector, which is used for the injection. The fuel injection system has means for furnishing a further, second fuel system pressure, and these means can be used for injection without activating the pressure booster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Mahr, Martin Kropp, Hans-Christoph Magel
  • Publication number: 20040206335
    Abstract: A pressure booster of a fuel injection system includes a displaceable piston unit (30a, 31a), which on one end can be subjected to pressure via a pressure booster chamber on the low-pressure side and on the other end has a pressure booster chamber on the high-pressure side for fuel compression. The piston unit has a further piston cross section, which is reduced compared to the first piston cross section provided for imposing pressure, for embodying a differential chamber that is connectable to a leak fuel line. At least one control conduit connects the pressure booster chamber on the low-pressure side to the differential chamber, whose opening is closed or opened as a function of the motion of at least parts of the piston unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Inventors: Wolfgang Braun, Bernd Mahr, Martin Kropp, Hans-Christoph Magel