Patents by Inventor Burkard Beck

Burkard Beck 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: 9702403
    Abstract: A non-locating bearing assembly is configured to rotatably support a shaft relative to a housing while permitting relative axial displacement of the shaft relative to the housing. The bearing assembly includes a bearing having inner and outer rings and that is configured for transmitting radial and axial forces, and a bearing support attachable to the housing and including a support section having a partially cylindrical seat surface for receiving one of the inner and outer bearing rings and forming a sliding seat therefor. The sliding seat allows a relative axial displacement between the support section and one of the inner and outer bearing rings. A spring is disposed on or in the bearing support for generating a force in the axial direction between the bearing support and the one of the inner and outer bearing rings, and the spring element is formed from a segment of the bearing support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Burkard Beck, Alexander Dilje, Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Helmut Hauck
  • Patent number: 9644682
    Abstract: A rolling-element bearing assembly includes a bearing ring and a flange. The bearing ring has a surface including at least one circumferential groove extending at least partially around the bearing ring, and the flange projects radially inwardly or radially outwardly from the surface and has a flange section at a radially inner edge or radially outer edge of the flange that projects into the groove. A hardened casting material secures the flange to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Burkard Beck, Alexander Dilje, Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Helmut Hauck
  • Publication number: 20160010693
    Abstract: A rolling-element bearing assembly includes a bearing ring and a flange. The bearing ring has a surface including at least one circumferential groove extending at least partially around the bearing ring, and the flange projects radially inwardly or radially outwardly from the surface and has a flange section at a radially inner edge or radially outer edge of the flange that projects into the groove. A hardened casting material secures the flange to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Burkard BECK, Alexander DILJE, Hans-Juergen FRIEDRICH, Helmut HAUCK
  • Patent number: 9217470
    Abstract: A bearing cage for a rolling-element bearing includes a plurality of bearing cage segments configured to receive rolling elements in rolling-element pockets. Also included is at least one assembly wire, and each of the cage segments includes a coupling arrangement configured to thread the bearing cage segment onto the at least one assembly wire such that at least one rolling-element pocket is formed by two of the plurality of bearing cage segments adjacent in the circumferential direction that are threaded on the assembly wire. The bearing cage also includes an assembly device configured to convey an end of the assembly wire from an installation position to an axially far-side coupling arrangement of a bearing cage segment, through the axially far-side coupling arrangement of all bearing cage segments located on a bearing inner ring, and back again towards the installation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Burkard Beck, Holger Kristandt, Winfried Oestreicher, Gerhard Wagner, Juergen Weiglein, Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Alfred Radina
  • Publication number: 20150345550
    Abstract: A non-locating bearing assembly is configured to rotatably support a shaft relative to a housing while permitting relative axial displacement of the shaft relative to the housing. The bearing assembly includes a bearing having inner and outer rings and that is configured for transmitting radial and axial forces, and a bearing support attachable to the housing and including a support section having a partially cylindrical seat surface for receiving one of the inner and outer bearing rings and forming a sliding seat therefor. The sliding seat allows a relative axial displacement between the support section and one of the inner and outer bearing rings. A spring is disposed on or in the bearing support for generating a force in the axial direction between the bearing support and the one of the inner and outer bearing rings, and the spring element is formed from a segment of the bearing support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Burkard BECK, Hans-J├╝rgen FRIEDRICH, Helmut HAUCK
  • Publication number: 20150043863
    Abstract: A bearing cage for a rolling-element bearing includes a plurality of bearing cage segments configured to receive rolling elements in rolling-element pockets. Also included is at least one assembly wire, and each of the cage segments includes a coupling arrangement configured to thread the bearing cage segment onto the at least one assembly wire such that at least one rolling-element pocket is formed by two of the plurality of bearing cage segments adjacent in the circumferential direction that are threaded on the assembly wire. The bearing cage also includes an assembly device configured to convey an end of the assembly wire from an installation position to an axially far-side coupling arrangement of a bearing cage segment, through the axially far-side coupling arrangement of all bearing cage segments located on a bearing inner ring, and back again towards the installation position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Burkard Beck, Holger Kristandt, Winfried Oestreicher, Gerhard Wagner, Juergen Weiglein, Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Alfred Radina
  • Patent number: 8894293
    Abstract: A bearing cage for a rolling-element bearing includes first and second axially spaced-apart side rings extending in a circumferential direction, each side ring being split in the circumferential direction along a line of separation, thereby defining mutually-opposing bordering surfaces on first and second bearing cage sections. A first projection and a corresponding first opening are disposed on or in the mutually-opposing bordering surfaces of the first and second bearing cage sections. The first projection is insertable into the first opening in the circumferential direction to fix the bearing cage sections in at least a first direction. A second projection and a corresponding second opening are disposed on or in radially-extending, mutually-opposing bordering surfaces of the first projection and first opening. The second projection and second opening fix the bearing cage sections to each other in at least two additional directions, which are each perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Burkard Beck, Burkhard Buchheim, Dieter Steblau
  • Patent number: 8794845
    Abstract: A bearing cage for a rolling element bearing includes a plurality of individual bearing cage segments configured to respectively accommodate rolling elements in rolling element pockets formed by the bearing cage segments. Each bearing cage segment includes a first coupling device disposed on a first axial end thereof. A first lamellar support ring defines first and second ring halves that are connected to each other, are axially adjacent to each other are biased towards each other. The first ring half extends through the respective first coupling devices of the plurality of bearing cage segments and the second ring half is disposed on an axially-inner side or an axially-outer side of the first coupling devices such that the first coupling devices are clamped between the first and second ring halves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Burkard Beck, Berthold Beyfuss, Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Werner Schneider, Gerhard Wagner, Juergen Weiglein
  • Publication number: 20130188900
    Abstract: A bearing cage for a rolling element bearing includes a plurality of individual bearing cage segments configured to respectively accommodate rolling elements in rolling element pockets formed by the bearing cage segments. Each bearing cage segment includes a first coupling device disposed on a first axial end thereof. A first lamellar support ring defines first and second ring halves that are connected to each other, are axially adjacent to each other are biased towards each other. The first ring half extends through the respective first coupling devices of the plurality of bearing cage segments and the second ring half is disposed on an axially-inner side or an axially-outer side of the first coupling devices such that the first coupling devices are clamped between the first and second ring halves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Burkard Beck, Berthold Beyfuss, Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Werner Schneider, Gerhard Wagner, Juergen Weiglein
  • Publication number: 20130034321
    Abstract: A bearing cage for a rolling-element bearing includes first and second axially spaced-apart side rings extending in a circumferential direction, each side ring being split in the circumferential direction along a line of separation, thereby defining mutually-opposing bordering surfaces on first and second bearing cage sections. A first projection and a corresponding first opening are disposed on or in the mutually-opposing bordering surfaces of the first and second bearing cage sections. The first projection is insertable into the first opening in the circumferential direction to fix the bearing cage sections in at least a first direction. A second projection and a corresponding second opening are disposed on or in radially-extending, mutually-opposing bordering surfaces of the first projection and first opening. The second projection and second opening fix the bearing cage sections to each other in at least two additional directions, which are each perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Burkard Beck, Burkhard Buchheim, Dieter Steblau
  • Patent number: 8231275
    Abstract: A slide bearing bush with an integrated sealing element permits a relatively simple and economical production of the slide bearing bush. The slide bearing bush includes a bush part and a cover part. The bush part and/or the cover part is provided with an annular groove formed for holding the sealing element, and the slide bearing bush comprised of the bush part and the cover part possesses a cylindrical outside contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Thomas Krause, Burkard Beck, Peter Schmehr
  • Publication number: 20090028480
    Abstract: A slide bearing bush with an integrated sealing element permits a relatively simple and economical production of the slide bearing bush. The slide bearing bush includes a bush part and a cover part. The bush part and/or the cover part is provided with an annular groove formed for holding the sealing element, and the slide bearing bush comprised of the bush part and the cover part possesses a cylindrical outside contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Thomas KRAUSE, Burkard BECK, Peter SCHMEHR
  • Patent number: 7073948
    Abstract: A roller bearing (e.g., a cross taper roller bearing) includes an outer ring, an inner ring and rolling elements (e.g., taper rollers) located between the inner and outer rings. The rolling elements are kept at a distance by a cage formed from a number of individual cage segments. Each cage segment has two opposing guide sections for one of the rolling elements to at least partially encompass the rolling element on both sides. In addition, for the rolling elements bordering the one rolling element, the cage segment has guide sections which, in interaction with a corresponding guide section of an adjacent cage segment, at least partially encompass the bordering rolling elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: AB SKF
    Inventors: Gunter Neder, Rut Heemskerk, Bruno Schemmel, Jurgen Reichert, Robert Grull, Burkard Beck, Alfred Schwappach, Stefan Wagner
  • Publication number: 20050058383
    Abstract: A roller bearing (e.g., a cross taper roller bearing) includes an outer ring, an inner ring and rolling elements (e.g., taper rollers) located between the inner and outer rings. The rolling elements are kept at a distance by a cage formed from a number of individual cage segments. Each cage segment has two opposing guide sections for one of the rolling elements to at least partially encompass the rolling element on both sides. In addition, for the rolling elements bordering the one rolling element, the cage segment has guide sections which, in interaction with a corresponding guide section of an adjacent cage segment, at least partially encompass the bordering rolling elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Applicant: AB SKF
    Inventors: Gunter Neder, Rut Heemskerk, Bruno Schemmel, Jurgen Reichert, Robert Grull, Burkard Beck, Alfred Schwappach, Stefan Wagner