Patents by Inventor Christian Stöger

Christian Stöger 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).

  • Publication number: 20180017118
    Abstract: A disc brake, having a brake caliper which engages over a brake disc, is held on a stationary brake carrier such that it can be displaced axially in relation to the brake disc, and in which brake pads are positioned which, during a braking operation, can be pressed against the brake disc by a brake application device. A device for visual wear detection of brake disc wear and/or brake lining wear is provided, and is configured in such that, for wear detection, a comparison element which extends in the displacement direction of the brake caliper and in an opposed manner with respect to the brake disc is fastened to the brake carrier. The comparison element is of strip-shaped configuration, with continuously planar side surfaces, and has at least one step on the edge side in the displacement direction of the brake caliper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Christian STOEGER, Stefan HUBER, Christian MENZ, Andreas RENTSCHLER
  • 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: 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: 9746043
    Abstract: An adjusting device is disclosed for adjusting friction surface wear on brake linings and a brake disk of a disk brake. The adjusting device is couplable to a brake application device on the drive side, and to a spindle unit of the disk brake on the output side. The adjusting device includes a drive element on both sides of which a rolling element assembly is axially arranged; a pressure element; an output element coupled to the pressure element for coupling to a coupling wheel; an energy storage element; and a support body, one end of which is connected to a bearing plate and around which the drive element, the rolling element assemblies, the output element and the energy storage element are arranged axially in series with the bearing plate. The energy storage element is arranged between a bearing portion of the support body and the pressure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Asen, Christian Brandl, Matthias Klingner, Michael Peschel, Christian Stoeger, Abdelaziz Rguichi
  • Publication number: 20170234382
    Abstract: A cast iron brake caliper of a disc brake, includes a caliper back and caliper head. connected to the caliper back via tension struts arranged parallel and spaced apart from one another. The caliper head has a housing surrounding an accommodation chamber for functional parts and, separate from and adjacent to the housing, an integrally molded, protruding connector, which accommodates a bearing bore for a fixed bearing, and is connected to the housing by way of an integrally molded rib. The brake caliper is designed such that the rib is guided across the connector up to and into an outer edge region of the caliper head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventor: Christian STOEGER
  • Patent number: 9484849
    Abstract: A method for determining a reserve torque in an electronically-switched drive mechanism, specifically a pulse motor for a headlamp beam adjustment system, based upon a parameter in an essentially linear relationship to a back electromotive force of the drive mechanism. Whereby, for the determination of the back electromotive force-related parameter, the variation in the drive current is determined in relation to a change interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Stoeger
  • Patent number: 9468057
    Abstract: A device for supplying a plurality of LED units with power includes a common DC/DC converter which delivers a regulated output voltage and to which a plurality of sections are connected, each having a buck converter and an LED unit connected thereto, and means for regulating or setting the section currents to be supplied to the LED units. In order to simplify the device, the means for regulating or setting the section currents are formed by a central, common processor, which is supplied with actual values in keeping with the individual section currents and connected to corresponding control inputs of the respective buck converters for applying control values calculated on the basis of the actual values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Stöger
  • Patent number: 9382957
    Abstract: A disc brake, in particular for a commercial vehicle, has a brake caliper that reaches over a brake disc and is designed as a floating caliper. The brake caliper is fastened to a stationary brake carrier. A brake application device, by which an associated, application-side brake lining can be pressed against the brake disc during braking, is provided, as well as, at least one restoring device having a restoring element, by which restoring device the brake caliper can be brought into an initial position after displacement and release of the brake as a result of braking. The restoring device is designed such that it is retained both in the brake caliper and in the brake carrier on the side of the brake disc opposite the brake application device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Asen, Jens Fricke, Johann Iraschko, Christian Stoeger, Michael Peschel
  • Patent number: 9270122
    Abstract: A converter device including a voltage converter and means for supplying different currents and/or voltages for at least two different loads, e.g. LEDs or LED groups, wherein the voltage converter provided is a primary converter with resonant circuit, which outputs a variable voltage at an output, said voltage encompassing voltages of from <0V to at least the highest voltage required in the converter device for current outputting, and wherein the means for supplying different currents and/or voltages are formed by at least two secondary converters having output storage units and switching means for the controlled connection of their output storage units to the output of the primary converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Stöger
  • Publication number: 20150349686
    Abstract: A method for determining a reserve torque in an electronically-switched drive mechanism, specifically a pulse motor for a headlamp beam adjustment system, based upon a parameter in an essentially linear relationship to a back electromotive force of the drive mechanism. Whereby, for the determination of the back electromotive force-related parameter, the variation in the drive current is determined in relation to a change interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventor: CHRISTIAN STOEGER
  • Publication number: 20150333625
    Abstract: A method and a device for monitoring the output current from a DC static converter. The monitoring device has a switching device for switching a switch on the DC static converter, in accordance with a hysteresis regulation of the output current from a DC static converter within a hysteresis range defined by a lower limit value and an upper limit value. A switch on the DC static converter is switched by the switching device when the value passes out of the hysteresis range and at least one limit value is modified to compensate for switching delays by way of a compensating circuit connected to the switching device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventor: CHRISTIAN STOEGER
  • Publication number: 20150301128
    Abstract: A method and a device for the diagnosis of faulty light emitting diodes in a string (2) formed of at least two light emitting diodes. The light emitting diodes (3) are divided into at least two groups and an electrical measured variable is determined for each group with respective measurement units. Differences between the measured variable and a reference value are established per group and, by way of a diagnosis unit that is connected to the measurement units, a defect of a light emitting diode is identified on the basis of the ratio of the differences in the groups and signaled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: EMIL KOVATCHEV, CHRISTIAN STOEGER
  • Publication number: 20150192181
    Abstract: An adjusting device is disclosed for adjusting friction surface wear on brake linings and a brake disk of a disk brake. The adjusting device is couplable to a brake application device on the drive side, and to a spindle unit of the disk brake on the output side. The adjusting device includes a drive element on both sides of which a rolling element assembly is axially arranged; a pressure element; an output element coupled to the pressure element for coupling to a coupling wheel; an energy storage element; and a support body, one end of which is connected to a bearing plate and around which the drive element, the rolling element assemblies, the output element and the energy storage element are arranged axially in series with the bearing plate. The energy storage element is arranged between a bearing portion of the support body and the pressure element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander ASEN, Christian BRANDL, Matthias KLINGNER, Michael PESCHEL, Christian STOEGER, Abdelaziz RGUICHI
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150008078
    Abstract: A disc brake, in particular for a commercial vehicle, has a brake caliper that reaches over a brake disc and is designed as a floating caliper. The brake caliper is fastened to a stationary brake carrier. A brake application device, by which an associated, application-side brake lining can be pressed against the brake disc during braking, is provided, as well as, at least one restoring device having a restoring element, by which restoring device the brake caliper can be brought into an initial position after displacement and release of the brake as a result of braking The restoring device is designed such that it is retained both in the brake caliper and in the brake carrier on the side of the brake disc opposite the brake application device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Alexander ASEN, Jens FRICKE, Johann IRASCHKO, Christian STOEGER, Michael PESCHEL
  • Patent number: 8878456
    Abstract: A filter device (10) for filtering high-frequency interferences, such as due to switching flanks of a DC converter, has a current path (4) between an input (2) and an output (3), and an inductor (L) in the current path (4), wherein the inductor (L) is disposed in the current path (4) as a first component and is connected to the input (2), and wherein a reverse polarity protective diode (D) is disposed in series with the inductor (L) downstream thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Holzinger, Christian Stöger
  • Publication number: 20140070612
    Abstract: A converter device including a voltage converter and means for supplying different currents and/or voltages for at least two different loads, e.g. LEDs or LED groups, wherein the voltage converter provided is a primary converter with resonant circuit, which outputs a variable voltage at an output, said voltage encompassing voltages of from <0V to at least the highest voltage required in the converter device for current outputting, and wherein the means for supplying different currents and/or voltages are formed by at least two secondary converters having output storage units and switching means for the controlled connection of their output storage units to the output of the primary converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Christian Stöger
  • Patent number: 8564227
    Abstract: In order to activate a control element (4) of a drive apparatus (1) for driving an object that can be moved between two end positions, the control element having a response delay (?tanspr) a parameter (Fakt) influenced by the drive apparatus (1) is monitored and compared with a specified threshold (FTh), upon the achievement of which a control signal is output to the control element (4); a pre-threshold (Fv) to be achieved before the achievement of the threshold (FTh) is defined, upon the achievement of which pre-threshold a pre-control signal is output to the control element (4) for the preparatory activation thereof, and afterwards further monitoring for the achievement of the actual threshold (FTh) is performed, wherein upon achievement of the actual threshold (FTh), the control element activation is retained, whereas if the actual threshold (FTh) is not achieved, the control element activation is rescinded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Stöger
  • Publication number: 20130038210
    Abstract: A device for supplying a plurality of LED units with power includes a common DC/DC converter which delivers a regulated output voltage and to which a plurality of sections are connected, each having a buck converter and an LED unit connected thereto, and means for regulating or setting the section currents to be supplied to the LED units. In order to simplify the device, the means for regulating or setting the section currents are formed by a central, common processor, which is supplied with actual values in keeping with the individual section currents and connected to corresponding control inputs of the respective buck converters for applying control values calculated on the basis of the actual values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Christian Stöger
  • Publication number: 20120032618
    Abstract: In order to activate a control element (4) of a drive apparatus (1) for driving an object that can be moved between two end positions, the control element having a response delay (?tanspr) a parameter (Fakt) influenced by the drive apparatus (1) is monitored and compared with a specified threshold (FTh), upon the achievement of which a control signal is output to the control element (4); a pre-threshold (Fv) to be achieved before the achievement of the threshold (FTh) is defined, upon the achievement of which pre-threshold a pre-control signal is output to the control element (4) for the preparatory activation thereof, and afterwards further monitoring for the achievement of the actual threshold (FTh) is performed, wherein upon achievement of the actual threshold (FTh), the control element activation is retained, whereas if the actual threshold (FTh) is not achieved, the control element activation is rescinded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Stöger