Patents by Inventor Erich Russ

Erich Russ 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: 11137024
    Abstract: The invention relates to an angular contact roller bearing having an inner ring and an outer ring, between which two or more raceways for a plurality of rolling elements are formed, the rolling elements being designed to roll in their respective raceways in the circumferential direction of the angular contact roller bearing, and the raceways and the rolling elements having cross-sections corresponding to one another at least approximately. A cross-section of a rolling element containing the central longitudinal axis has an at least approximately rectangular design and an imaginary diagonal through the cross-section of the rolling element which for all rolling elements on a raceway of the angular contact roller bearing is arranged on an imaginary surface at least approximately in the form of a cylindrical casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: IMO HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Hubertus Frank, Erich Russ
  • Publication number: 20200291994
    Abstract: The invention relates to an angular contact roller bearing having an inner ring and an outer ring, between which two or more raceways for a plurality of rolling elements are formed, the rolling elements being designed to roll in their respective raceways in the circumferential direction of the angular contact roller bearing, and the raceways and the rolling elements having cross-sections corresponding to one another at least approximately. A cross-section of a rolling element containing the central longitudinal axis has an at least approximately rectangular design and an imaginary diagonal through the cross-section of the rolling element which for all rolling elements on a raceway of the angular contact roller bearing is arranged on an imaginary surface at least approximately in the form of a cylindrical casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: HUBERTUS FRANK, ERICH RUSS
  • Publication number: 20200291927
    Abstract: The invention relates to a main bearing unit for supporting the rotor shaft of a wind turbine, comprising: a rolling bearing having an inner ring, an outer ring and a rolling element arrangement received between the outer and inner ring; a coupling arrangement which is designed to couple the rotor shaft to an output shaft of the wind turbine at least indirectly and so as to transmit torque; the rotor shaft being coupled to one of the outer and inner ring so as to transmit torque; and the coupling arrangement being coupled so as to transmit torque to the same one of the outer and inner ring as the rotor shaft. The invention further relates to a wind turbine having such a main bearing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: HUBERTUS FRANK, ERICH RUSS
  • Patent number: 9921289
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tracking device comprising a receiving structure that can be adjusted about at least one axis, for mounting at least one element that is sensitive to electromagnetic waves and has a preferential radiation direction, and comprising at least one rotational drive per axis for the purpose of actively rotationally adjusting said receiving structure in order for the element(s) mounted thereupon to track a celestial body on one or multiple axes with the aid of a control system and according to a predetermined algorithm, (each of) the rotational drive(s) comprising two annular connection elements that are concentric with one another, are mounted one upon the other, and are or can be coupled to at least one motor for mutual relative adjustment, a first connection element comprising at least one planar connection surface for fixing in place to a foundation, base, column or a connection element of another pivoting unit, and a second connection element comprising at least one planar connection
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: IMO Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Russ, Hubertus Frank, Richard Nief, Konrad Büttel
  • Patent number: 9909567
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rolling bearing arrangement (1, 26, 31, 34, 36, 37), preferably a large rolling bearing with a diameter of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: IMO Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Hubertus Frank, Erich Russ, Volker Dietz
  • Publication number: 20170335887
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sealing assembly for a rolling bearing having two mutually concentric rings spaced apart from each other by a fully circumferential gap in which one or more rows of revolving rolling elements are disposed, such that the two rings are rotatable relative to each other about their common axis, wherein the gap is sealed in the region of at least one of its two mouths, and wherein provided in the region of a gap seal are at least two seal rings, each having at least one sealing lip and an anchoring region on a surface region of the particular seal ring that faces away from the sealing lip, the seal rings being fixed to the same rolling bearing ring, whereas their respective sealing lips bear against the other rolling bearing ring, specifically against surface regions having identical or similar cross section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Erich Russ, Hubertus Frank
  • Patent number: 9793777
    Abstract: A disk armature generator for generating electrical energy from rotational energy of a wind power installation and comprising at least two stator components mutually offset axially along a generally horizontal rotation axis of the disk armature, and comprising, mounted therebetween so as to rotate about the rotation axis, at least one ring- or disk-shaped rotor component of the disk armature, and comprising an input-side connection for a gearbox wherein the sun gear thereof, which extends coaxially with the rotation axis of the disk armature, is coupled to at least one ring- or disk-shaped rotor component of the disk armature, wherein a rolling bearing associated with a ring- or disk-shaped rotor component of the disk armature is configured as a selected one of an angular contact ball bearing and angular contact ball bearings, having a contact angle of between 40° and 50° relative to the rotation axis, comprising a double-row angular contact ball bearing in an O arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: IMO Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Hofmann, Stefan Sadel, Johannes Dennerlein, Erich Russ
  • Publication number: 20160327097
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sealing assembly for a rolling bearing having two mutually concentric rings spaced apart from each other by a fully circumferential gap in which one or more rows of revolving rolling elements are disposed, such that the two rings are rotatable relative to each other about their common axis, wherein the gap is sealed in the region of at least one of its two mouths, and wherein provided in the region of a gap seal are at least two seal rings, each having at least one sealing lip and an anchoring region on a surface region of the particular seal ring that faces away from the sealing lip, the seal rings being fixed to the same rolling bearing ring, whereas their respective sealing lips bear against the other rolling bearing ring, specifically against surface regions having identical or similar cross section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Erich Russ, Hubertus Frank
  • Publication number: 20160025068
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rolling bearing arrangement (1, 26, 31, 34, 36, 37), preferably a large rolling bearing with a diameter of 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Hubertus Frank, Erich Russ, Volker Dietz
  • Publication number: 20150316639
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tracking device comprising a receiving structure that can be adjusted about at least one axis, for mounting at least one element that is sensitive to electromagnetic waves and has a preferential radiation direction, and comprising at least one rotational drive per axis for the purpose of actively rotationally adjusting said receiving structure in order for the element(s) mounted thereupon to track a celestial body on one or multiple axes with the aid of a control system and according to a predetermined algorithm, (each of) the rotational drive(s) comprising two annular connection elements that are concentric with one another, are mounted one upon the other, and are or can be coupled to at least one motor for mutual relative adjustment, a first connection element comprising at least one planar connection surface for fixing in place to a foundation, base, column or a connection clement of another pivoting unit, and a second connection element comprising at least one planar connection
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Erich Russ, Hubertus Frank, Richard Nief, Konrad Büttel
  • Patent number: 9089913
    Abstract: A machine tool for machining gear teeth into an inner side of an annular workpiece, the tool comprising a circular substructure having an upper side, a rotary bearing on which is disposed an annular machining table adapted to support a workpiece, a chassis for supporting a tool head, and a plurality of exchangeable machining rings, an adaption ring supporting the machining ring and supporting concentric cones, and a braking device adapted to act on the adaption ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: IMO Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Russ, Lothar Seifert, Oliver Gold
  • Publication number: 20140125064
    Abstract: A disk armature generator for generating electrical energy from rotational energy of a wind power installation and comprising at least two stator components mutually offset axially along a generally horizontal rotation axis of the disk armature, and comprising, mounted therebetween so as to rotate about the rotation axis, at least one ring- or disk-shaped rotor component of the disk armature, and comprising an input-side connection for a gearbox wherein the sun gear thereof, which extends coaxially with the rotation axis of the disk armature, is coupled to at least one ring- or disk-shaped rotor component of the disk armature, wherein a rolling bearing associated with a ring- or disk-shaped rotor component of the disk armature is configured as a selected one of an angular contact ball bearing and angular contact ball bearings, having a contact angle of between 40° and 50° relative to the rotation axis, comprising a double-row angular contact ball bearing in an O arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Georg Hofmann, Stefan Sadel, Johannes Dennerlein, Erich Russ
  • Patent number: 8449201
    Abstract: The invention relates to an element (10) for sealing two parts (2, 3) that can be rotated in relation to one another. Said element comprises at least one first sealing ring (11) consisting of a permanently elastic material, which is fixed to one of the two rotatable parts and comprises at least one sealing lip (21) and at least one second sealing ring (12), which is fixed to the other rotatable part and comprises a strip (19) consisting of another material that runs along its periphery. At least one sealing lip of the first sealing ring lies against said strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: IMO Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Russ, Hubertus Frank, Hermann Willaczek
  • Publication number: 20130039611
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sealing assembly for a rolling bearing having two mutually concentric rings spaced apart from each other by a fully circumferential gap in which one or more rows of revolving rolling elements are disposed, such that the two rings are rotatable relative to each other about their common axis, wherein the gap is sealed in the region of at least one of its two mouths, and wherein provided in the region of a gap seal are at least two seal rings, each having at least one sealing lip and an anchoring region on a surface region of the particular seal ring that faces away from the sealing lip, the seal rings being fixed to the same rolling bearing ring, whereas their respective sealing lips bear against the other rolling bearing ring, specifically against surface regions having identical or similar cross section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: IMO HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Erich Russ, Hubertus Frank
  • Patent number: 8282353
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bearing unit for a long rotor blade, especially a wind power installation, said bearing unit comprising two annular elements that can be rotated in relation to each other and are directly or indirectly connected to the rotor blade hub and to the rotor blade, and at least two running tracks that can be axially staggered in relation to each other and comprise peripheral rolling bodies with an approximately cylindrical shape, i.e. each comprising a lateral surface that is rotationally symmetrical to a rotational axis in a very precise manner. The aim of the invention is to be able to fully absorb the tipping moment caused by the wind pressure on the rotor blade and on the bearing unit, and optionally to absorb other forces and other moments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: IMO Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Russ, Werner Schröppel
  • Publication number: 20110058911
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a machine tool for incorporating gear teeth into the inner side of an annular workpiece by metal cutting, with a) an annular machining table for supporting or placing on at least one workpiece, and b) a chassis for holding, supporting, mounting and/or guiding a tool head, which chassis extends, at least during the machining, through the annular machining table or through a central opening in the annular machining table from a bed or pedestal below the machining table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: Erich Russ, Lothar Seifert, Oliver Gold
  • Publication number: 20090324153
    Abstract: The invention relates to an element (10) for scaling two part (2, 3) that can be rotated in relation to one another Said element comprises at least one first sealing ring (11) consisting of a permanently elastic material, which is fixed to one of the two rotatable parts and comprises at least one sealing lip (21) and at least one second sealing ring (12), which is fixed to the other rotatable part and comprises a strip (19) consisting of another material that runs along its periphery. At least one sealing lip of the first sealing ring lies against said strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Erich Russ, Hubertus Frank, Hermann Willaczek
  • Publication number: 20090175724
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bearing unit for a long rotor blade, especially a wind power installation, said bearing unit comprising two annular elements that can be rotated in relation to each other and are directly or indirectly connected to the rotor blade hub and to the rotor blade, and at least two running tracks that can be axially staggered in relation to each other and comprise peripheral rolling bodies with an approximately cylindrical shape, i.e. each comprising a lateral surface that is rotationally symmetrical to a rotational axis in a very precise manner. The aim of the invention is to be able to fully absorb the tipping moment caused by the wind pressure on the rotor blade and on the bearing unit, and optionally to absorb other forces and other moments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Erich Russ, Werner Schröppel
  • Publication number: 20040244521
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the rotatable coupling of two coaxial connection elements, comprising a rotating bearing between the connection elements for accommodating axial and radial loads and tilting moments, as well as a drive coupled to both connection elements to effect their relative rotation, the frame of the drive being secured to a first connection element, while its rotor meshes via a pinion or a worm with a casing-side toothing of the second connection element, comprising one or more housing parts enclosing the toothing of the second connection element in a dust-tight manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Erich Russ, Dipl.-Ing. Werner Schroppel
  • Publication number: 20030066370
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the rotatable coupling of two coaxial connection elements, comprising a rotating bearing between the connection elements for accommodating axial and radial loads and tilting moments, as well as a drive coupled to both connection elements to effect their relative rotation, the frame of the drive being secured to a first connection element, while its rotor meshes via a pinion or a worm with a casing-side toothing of the second connection element, comprising one or more housing parts enclosing the toothing of the second connection element in a dust-tight manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: Erich Russ, Dipl.-Ing. Werner Schroppel