Patents by Inventor Hans-Jurgen Neumann

Hans-Jurgen Neumann 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: 9797518
    Abstract: A pressure medium container for a hydraulic motor vehicle brake system. A pressure medium container is provided including a container casing the interior of which can be filled with a pressure medium via a filler pipe and is closed off by a closure cap fixed to the filler pipe. A sealing element made from an elastomeric material is provided between the filler pipe and a bottom of the closure cap. The sealing element has a valve which rests on a support pedestal arranged on the closure cap is closed in a non-actuated initial state and reaches an opened actuated state under the control of differential pressure, whereby a pressure is equalized between an interior of the pressure medium container and an ambient atmosphere. Direction-dependently, the valve has different valve opening resistances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Swen Ottmann, Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Werner Krebs, Stephan Schlicht, Christoph Schiel
  • Patent number: 9199619
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly made of a compensating tank and a master cylinder for a hydraulic motor vehicle brake system, wherein the compensating tank has two fastening attachments, each with an opening, wherein openings align with an opening in the master cylinder, and the compensating tank is fastened by a detachable connection by a fastening pin that extends through the aligned openings. In order to improve the installation and possible dismantling of the fastening pin, and at the same time to maintain an optimized assembly weight, the invention proposes that the fastening pin be made of plastic and interact in a positive- or force-locking manner with at least one of the openings of the fastening attachments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Peter Tandler, Stephan Schlicht
  • Publication number: 20150330523
    Abstract: A pressure medium container for a hydraulic motor vehicle brake system. A pressure medium container is provided including a container casing the interior of which can be filled with a pressure medium via a filler pipe and is closed off by a closure cap fixed to the filler pipe. A sealing element made from an elastomeric material is provided between the filler pipe and a bottom of the closure cap. The sealing element has a valve which rests on a support pedestal arranged on the closure cap is closed in a non-actuated initial state and reaches an opened actuated state under the control of differential pressure, whereby a pressure is equalized between an interior of the pressure medium container and an ambient atmosphere. Direction-dependently, the valve has different valve opening resistances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Swen Ottmann, Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Werner Krebs, Stephan Schlicht, Christoph Schiel
  • Patent number: 9168907
    Abstract: A method for testing a reservoir warning apparatus of a fluid reservoir for a hydraulic motor vehicle brake system, with the reservoir warning apparatus comprising a switching unit with at least one reed contact as the switching element. In order to find all possible faults in the reed contact, a dynamic contact resistance and a transient response of the reed contact are measured at the preassembled switching unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Peter Tandler, Johann Ludwig
  • Patent number: 9156455
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly including a pressure medium reservoir and a manually actuable master cylinder, in particular for a hydraulic motorcycle brake system, wherein the pressure medium reservoir is connected permanently to the master cylinder by at least one pressure medium connection, wherein the master cylinder has at least one pressure chamber, which can be connected to wheel brakes. According to the invention, provision is made for a protection device to be arranged in the region of the pressure medium connection, the device preventing air from penetrating into the pressure chamber and allowing air to escape in the direction of the pressure medium reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Stefan A. Schmitt, Peter Tandler, Werner Krebs, Stephan Schlicht, Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Christoph Schiel
  • Patent number: 9139182
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reservoir, in particular for hydraulic motor vehicle brake systems, having one or more pressure medium chambers, a filler neck for filling the reservoir with pressure medium and a pressure medium passage, which is connected to the filler neck and has an opening facing the pressure medium chamber. In order to provide a reservoir which reliably prevents the pressure medium from leaking when the vehicle is in extreme positions and which, at the same time, can be produced in a simple and inexpensive manner, the proposal according to the invention is that the pressure medium passage be provided as a lateral channel which extends in the longitudinal direction along the reservoir, starting from the filler neck, and be formed by walls of an upper part and of a lower part of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Peter Tandler, Werner Krebs, Stephan Schlicht, Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Christoph Schiel, Yoji Hiraga
  • Patent number: 9079573
    Abstract: An assembly includes a fluid reservoir and a master cylinder for a motor vehicle hydraulic brake system, the fluid reservoir being fastened to the master cylinder by a releasable connection and including at least one connection fitting, which is received in a corresponding connection aperture of the master cylinder. The fluid reservoir includes one or more components, which under a defined force applied to the fluid reservoir, allow a movement of at least one part of the fluid reservoir in the direction of the master cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Peter Tandler, Swen Ottmann, David Sibr, Stepan Vit
  • Patent number: 9033182
    Abstract: A compensation tank for hydraulic motor vehicle brake systems, including a tank housing having at least one pressure medium chamber which can be filled with pressure medium via a filler neck, and a cap which can be fastened to the filler neck by a threaded connection having a cap thread and a tank thread. The cap and the tank housing each have a respective stop, which stops permit a predetermined positioning of the cap in relation to the tank housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Christoph Schiel, Peter Tandler, Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Swen Ottmann, Werner Krebs, Stephan Schlicht
  • Patent number: 8813560
    Abstract: A motor vehicle hydraulic brake system fluid reservoir for use with an electronic control unit. The hydraulic brake system fluid reservoir has a housing including a reservoir interior space having at least one fluid chamber, and a device for monitoring a reservoir filling level including a switch unit, which with a contact carrier projects into a guide sleeve, which extends into a separate chamber of the reservoir interior space. A sensor element or switch element is arranged on the contact carrier and is operable by a pickup carried on the guide sleeve at a switching point, at which the switch unit generates a signal for the electronic control unit. The separate chamber is connected to the fluid chamber by way of a fluid connection. Valve means are also provided, which serves to control the fluid flow between the separate chamber and the fluid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Peter Tandler, Swen Ottmann
  • Patent number: 8757417
    Abstract: A pressure medium container for hydraulic motor vehicle braking systems, with at least one chamber which can be filled with a liquid medium via a filler neck, and with a cover which can be fastened to the filler neck and has means for equalizing the pressure between the chamber and the atmosphere, wherein a sealing element is provided to prevent the liquid medium from emerging from the chamber. The sealing element has a space exposed to the atmosphere and has one or more openings facing the chamber, the space being configured such that liquid medium penetrating the space undergoes an increase in surface area, while its volume remains constant, when displaced by means of a further gaseous medium, and, when a threshold surface tension is reached, the liquid medium is forced back into the chamber such that the gaseous medium can flow into the atmosphere via the sealing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Stephan Schlicht, Christoph Schiel
  • Patent number: 8739526
    Abstract: A compensating tank for a hydraulic motor vehicle brake system, having a housing including a housing upper part and a housing lower part and having a device for monitoring the tank filling level of the compensating tank, including a switching unit, which is welded to the housing and has a plug connector, and including a sensor or switching element which can be switched by a transducer at a switching point S at which the switching unit generates a signal for an electronic control unit. The housing has a depression for holding the switching unit, with the switching unit having a base body composed of plastic, which base body is welded to the housing in the depression, and with the depression being provided such that the base body of the switching unit forms a planar surface with the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Peter Tandler, Stephan Schlicht, Johann Ludwig, Werner Krebs, Hans-Jürgen Neumann
  • Patent number: 8714637
    Abstract: A chassis structure for a motor vehicle includes an extruded base member made of light metal and a reinforcing member made of steel to reinforce the base member. The base member has two walls which are spaced from one another by a distance, with the reinforcing member connecting free ends of the walls. The reinforcing member and the base member are joined to one another using electromagnetic pulse welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Stephan Meyer, Wolfram Linnig
  • Patent number: 8615995
    Abstract: A fluid reservoir for a motor vehicle hydraulic brake system, having a housing with at least one fluid chamber, the housing preferably having a housing upper part and a housing lower part, a reservoir warning device for monitoring the reservoir filling level of the fluid reservoir, a filler neck for filling the fluid reservoir, a cap for fluid-tight closure of the filler neck, provisions for pressure balancing of the fluid reservoir and preferably a canister-shaped filling filter arranged in the area of the filler neck and having a wall and a base. In order to provide a cost-effective and easily assembled fluid reservoir, the filling filter, which reliably prevents the ingress of dirt, extends into the fluid chamber and includes a wall molded onto the housing of the fluid reservoir that adjoins the reservoir filler neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Peter Tandler, Stephan Schlicht
  • Publication number: 20130320016
    Abstract: A compensation tank for hydraulic motor vehicle brake systems, including a tank housing having at least one pressure medium chamber which can be filled with pressure medium via a filler neck, and a cap which can be fastened to the filler neck by a threaded connection having a cap thread and a tank thread. The cap and the tank housing each have a respective stop, which stops permit a predetermined positioning of the cap in relation to the tank housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Christoph Schiel, Peter Tandler, Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Swen Ottmann, Werner Krebs, Stephan Schlicht
  • Publication number: 20130154310
    Abstract: A chassis structure for a motor vehicle includes a forged base body of light metal and a reinforcement body made of fiber material. The base body and the reinforcement body are bought into forced engagement by an adhesive layer, wherein the base body has at least one first region which is plastically deformed and partially encompasses the reinforcement body by a form fit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: HANS-JÜRGEN NEUMANN, HANS-JOACHIM HORENKAMP, STEPHAN MEYER, WOLFRAM LINNIG
  • Publication number: 20130152579
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly made of a compensating tank and a master cylinder for a hydraulic motor vehicle brake system, wherein the compensating tank has two fastening attachments, each with an opening, wherein openings align with an opening in the master cylinder, and the compensating tank is fastened by a detachable connection by a fastening pin that extends through the aligned openings. In order to improve the installation and possible dismantling of the fastening pin, and at the same time to maintain an optimized assembly weight, the invention proposes that the fastening pin be made of plastic and interact in a positive- or force-locking manner with at least one of the openings of the fastening attachments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Peter Tandler, Stephan Schlicht
  • Patent number: 8443664
    Abstract: An equalizing tank for a hydraulic motor vehicle brake system, with a housing including a housing upper part and a housing lower part, and with a device for monitoring the fluid level in the equalizing tank, the device including a switching unit which is fastened to the housing and has a plug-in connector and a contact carrier, a portion of which projects into a guide pipe which extends into an interior space of the tank, and a sensor element or switching element which is arranged on the contact carrier in the region of the guide pipe and which can be switched by a transmitter in a switching point at which the switching unit generates a signal for an electronic control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Johann Ludwig, Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Swen Ottmann, Christoph Schiel, Peter Tandler, Werner Krebs, Barbara Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8388049
    Abstract: An undercarriage assembly and related method for motor vehicles includes a base and a support positioned adjacent to the base at a connection area. At least one nail is inserted into the support and the base of the connection area, which rigidly connects the support with the base without any pre-formed fastener holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Felix Ferlemann, Wolfram Linnig, Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Rolf Siekaup
  • Publication number: 20130036814
    Abstract: A motor vehicle hydraulic brake system fluid reservoir for use with an electronic control unit. The hydraulic brake system fluid reservoir has a housing including a reservoir interior space having at least one fluid chamber, and a device for monitoring a reservoir filling level including a switch unit, which with a contact carrier projects into a guide sleeve, which extends into a separate chamber of the reservoir interior space. A sensor element or switch element is arranged on the contact carrier and is operable by a pickup carried on the guide sleeve at a switching point, at which the switch unit generates a signal for the electronic control unit. The separate chamber is connected to the fluid chamber by way of a fluid connection. Valve means are also provided, which serves to control the fluid flow between the separate chamber and the fluid chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Peter Tandler, Swen Ottmann
  • Publication number: 20130025274
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reservoir, in particular for hydraulic motor vehicle brake systems, having one or more pressure medium chambers, a filler neck for filling the reservoir with pressure medium and a pressure medium passage, which is connected to the filler neck and has an opening facing the pressure medium chamber. In order to provide a reservoir which reliably prevents the pressure medium from leaking when the vehicle is in extreme positions and which, at the same time, can be produced in a simple and inexpensive manner, the proposal according to the invention is that the pressure medium passage be provided as a lateral channel which extends in the longitudinal direction along the reservoir, starting from the filler neck, and be formed by walls of an upper part and of a lower part of the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Peter Tandler, Werner Krebs, Stephan Schlicht, Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Christoph Schiel, Yoji Hiraga