Patents by Inventor Hans-Juergen Friedrich

Hans-Juergen Friedrich 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: 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-Jürgen FRIEDRICH, Helmut HAUCK
  • Publication number: 20150217392
    Abstract: A method for installing a first machine part into a second machine part includes a) installing the first machine part into the second machine part in its intended final position, b) disposing an exothermically reactive substance i) on or in the first machine part or ii) on or in the second machine part or iii) on or in the first machine part and on or in the second machine part, and c) activating the exothermically reactive substance to cause a thermal structural change in a part of the first machine part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Helmut Hauck
  • Publication number: 20150174639
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a rolling-element bearing cage includes clamping a cage blank in the radial direction using a clamping element in a first position where the cage blank is processed. Then, the cage blank is rotated relative to the clamping element to a second position where the cage blank is further processed. A device for manufacturing a rolling-element bearing cage includes the clamping element, which remain stationary together with a tool for processing the cage blank, while only the cage blank is rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Berthold Beyfuss, Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Gerhard Wagner
  • 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: 8864243
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wheel bearing unit (1) for a vehicle wheel, comprising a hub element (2, 3, 2?) which has an axially (a) extending cylindrical section (4) to be supported by a bearing arrangement (5) and which has a radially (r) extending flange section (6) for fixing the vehicle wheel and/or a brake disk at a face side (7) of the flange section (6), wherein the bearing arrangement (5) has an outer ring (8). To ensure a firm and cost effective axial connection between the hub element and the outer ring, the invention is characterized in that the outer ring (8) has a radially extending insection (9) at its a outer circumference (10), wherein the axially (a) extending cylindrical section (4) of the hub element (2, 3, 2?) is deformed partially (11) so that a section of it interferes in the insection (9) for axially fixing the hub element (2, 3, 2?) relatively to the outer ring (8). The invention also relates to a method for producing a wheel bearing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Berthold Beyfuss, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Fred Fuchs, Armin Olschewski, Carl Vissers
  • 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: 20140064652
    Abstract: A bearing support is configured to retain at least two bearings disposed closely adjacent to each other in a parallel relationship. Each bearing includes a bearing outer ring having a cylindrical outer circumferential surface. A support part includes a recess configured to hold the at least two bearings. At least one junction portion is defined in the support part adjacent portions of the cylindrical circumferential surfaces of the bearings that are not filled by the bearings when the bearings are inserted into the support part. The support part is connected with a cover part that axially abuts on the bearings. The cover part includes at least one support element that extends into the junction portion between the bearings in the assembled state of the bearing support and at least partially fills the junction portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Berthold Beyfuss, Burkhard Buchheim, Alexander Dilje, Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Helmut Hauck, Holger Kristandt, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling
  • Publication number: 20140064651
    Abstract: A centering assembly (100; 200; 400) serves to center a bearing ring (123; 423) in a circular opening (111) of a holding element (110; 210; 510; 610). The centering assembly (100; 200; 400) includes at least three centering elements (101; 201; 301; 401; 501; 601) that are each elastically deformable in the radial direction of the bearing ring. The centering elements (101; 201; 301; 401; 501; 601) are respectively disposed in recesses (114; 214; 514; 614) defined around a circumferential edge of the circular opening. The centering elements urge the bearing ring to be centered relative to the holding element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Berthold Beyfuss, Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8485731
    Abstract: A bearing support is configured to retain at least two bearings disposed closely adjacent to each other in a parallel relationship. Each bearing includes a bearing outer ring having a cylindrical outer circumferential surface. The bearing support comprises at least first and second portions that are connected together. The first portion is formed as a component that has cylindrical openings configured to receive or seat the respective bearing outer rings and to surround the entire circumference of the respective bearing outer ring. The second portion is formed as a support plate. A bearing assembly includes the bearing support with a bearing seated in each of the respective cylindrical openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Berthold Beyfuss, Burkhard Buchheim, Alexander Dilje, Hans-Jürgen Friedrich, Helmut Hauck, Holger Kristandt, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling
  • Patent number: 8398311
    Abstract: A bearing assembly comprises at least two adjacently-disposed bearings. Each bearing includes a bearing outer ring having a cylindrical outer circumferential surface. A bearing support retains the at least two bearings such that respective rotational axes of the at least two bearings extend in parallel. A spacer has at least two cylindrical openings configured to receive the respective cylindrical outer circumferential surfaces of the bearing outer rings such that a circumferential inner surface of each opening covers at least a portion of a width of the bearing outer ring received therein and surrounds an entire circumference of the bearing outer ring received therein. The bearing support is not fixedly connected to the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Berthold Beyfuss, Burkhard Buchheim, Alexander Dilje, Hans-Jürgen Friedrich, Helmut Hauck, Holger Kristandt, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling
  • Publication number: 20120112521
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wheel bearing unit (1) for a vehicle wheel, comprising a hub element (2, 3, 2?) which has an axially (a) extending cylindrical section (4) to be supported by a bearing arrangement (5) and which has a radially (r) extending flange section (6) for fixing the vehicle wheel and/or a brake disk at a face side (7) of the flange section (6), wherein the bearing arrangement (5) has an outer ring (8). To ensure a firm and cost effective axial connection between the hub element and the outer ring, the invention is characterized in that the outer ring (8) has a radially extending insection (9) at its outer circumference (10), wherein the axially (a) extending cylindrical section (4) of the hub element (2, 3, 2?) is deformed partially (11) so that a section of it interferes in the insection (9) for axially fixing the hub element (2, 3, 2?) relatively to the outer ring (8). The invention also relates to a method for producing a wheel bearing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Berthold Beyfuss, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Fred Fuchs, Armin Olschewski, Carl Vissers
  • Publication number: 20120014633
    Abstract: A roller bearing cage comprises first and second annular elements, each having at least three radially-extending bulges or indentations spaced around a circumferential direction of the annular elements. An axially-facing surface of each bulge or indentation serves as a guide surface for one axial end of a roller body. A plurality of bridge elements are bonded to and connect the first and second annular elements. Each bridge element is disposed between two adjacent bulges or indentations on a radial side of the annular elements that is opposite of the extension direction of the radially-extending bulges or indentations. The bridge elements are configured to support rolling surfaces of respective roller bodies such that a pocket for a roller body is defined between each two adjacent bridge elements and each two axially-opposing, radially-extending bulges or indentations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Berthold Beyfuss, Hans-Jürgen Friedrich, Fred Fuchs, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling
  • Publication number: 20110299800
    Abstract: A bearing assembly comprises at least one bearing element abutting against at least one adjacent part at a contact surface. The bearing assembly can be manufactured by disposing a reactive nano-crystalline layer between the bearing element and the adjacent part in the area of the contact surface and then initiating an exothermic reaction in the reactive nano-crystalline layer, so that the bearing element bonds to the adjacent part in a materially-connected manner. The exothermic reaction involves at least partially heating the surface area of the bearing element and/or of the adjacent part that is located in the area of the contact surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Stefanie Seufert, Helmut Hauck, Alexander Dilje, Hans-Jürgen Friedrich, Berthold Beyfuss, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling
  • Publication number: 20110284391
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the electrochemical treatment of aromatic nitro compounds, which comprises the steps: introducing an aqueous composition comprising at least one aromatic nitro compound into the anode space of an electrolysis cell and carrying out an electrolysis at an anodic current density in the range from 0.1 to 10 kA/m2 and a cell potential in the range from 4 to 15 V.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicants: Verein fuer Kernve. und Analyt. Rosse. e.V. (VKTA), BASF SE
    Inventors: Rüdiger FRITZ, Stefanie Haase, Holger Allardt, Michael Zoellinger, Reiner Reetz, Hans-Juergen Friedrich
  • Publication number: 20110255817
    Abstract: A roller bearing cage includes at least one bridge element having a surface provided for directly opposing an outer surface of a roller body. A plurality of ship-hull-shaped or droplet-t-shaped macroscopic recesses is formed in the surface for retaining a lubricant therein. The recesses have at least one of a width and a depth in the circumferential direction of the roller body that diminishes towards at least one end in the circumferential direction. A first group of the recess diminishes in a direction substantially towards one of the ends and a second group of the recess diminishes in a direction towards the other end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Berthold Beyfuss, Hans-Jürgen Friedrich, Fred Fuchs, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling
  • Publication number: 20110222809
    Abstract: A bearing support is configured to retain at least two bearings disposed closely adjacent to each other in a parallel relationship. Each bearing includes a bearing outer ring having a cylindrical outer circumferential surface. A support part includes a recess configured to hold the at least two bearings. At least one junction portion is defined in the support part adjacent portions of the cylindrical circumferential surfaces of the bearings that are not filled by the bearings when the bearings are inserted into the support part. The support part is connected with a cover part that axially abuts on the bearings. The cover part includes at least one support element, which extends into the junction portion between the bearings in the assembled state of the bearing support and at least partially fills the junction portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: AB SKF
    Inventors: Berthold Beyfuss, Burkhard Buchheim, Alexander Dilje, Hans-Jürgen Friedrich, Helmut Hauck, Holger Kristandt, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling
  • Publication number: 20110222808
    Abstract: A bearing support is configured to retain at least two bearings disposed closely adjacent to each other in a parallel relationship. Each bearing includes a bearing outer ring having a cylindrical outer circumferential surface. The bearing support comprises at least first and second portions that are connected together. The first portion is formed as a component that has cylindrical openings configured to receive or seat the respective bearing outer rings and to surround the entire circumference of the respective bearing outer ring. The second portion is formed as a support plate. A bearing assembly includes the bearing support with a bearing seated in each of the respective cylindrical openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: AB SKF
    Inventors: Berthold Beyfuss, Burkhard Buchheim, Alexander Dilje, Hans-Jüergen Friedrich, Helmut Hauck, Holger Kristandt, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling
  • Publication number: 20110211782
    Abstract: A bearing assembly comprises at least two adjacently-disposed bearings. Each bearing includes a bearing outer ring having a cylindrical outer circumferential surface. A bearing support retains the at least two bearings such that respective rotational axes of the at least two bearings extend in parallel. A spacer has at least two cylindrical openings configured to receive the respective cylindrical outer circumferential surfaces of the bearing outer rings such that a circumferential inner surface of each opening covers at least a portion of a width of the bearing outer ring received therein and surrounds an entire circumference of the bearing outer ring received therein. The bearing support is not fixedly connected to the spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: AB SKF
    Inventors: Berthold Beyfuss, Burkhard Buchheim, Alexander Dilje, Hans-Jürgen Friedrich, Helmut Hauck, Holger Kristandt, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling