Patents by Inventor Jonas Schierling

Jonas Schierling 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: 20200256387
    Abstract: A bearing cage segment of a sheet metal cage includes first and second sheet metal ring sections and bridges therebetween defining a plurality of pockets for receiving rolling elements. A first circumferential joint edge of the segment is configured to connect to a second circumferential joint edge of the segment or to a second joint edge of another segment, and the first joint edge includes at least one alignment element, such as a projection or contour, that is configured to align the first joint edge radially, axially and/or circumferentially against the second joint edge which may include a complementary alignment element such as a recess or complementary contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256390
    Abstract: A sheet metal bearing cage segment includes a first sheet metal ring section, at least one second sheet metal ring section, and a plurality of bridges connecting the first ring section and the at least one second ring section to each other, adjacent pairs of the bridges forming pockets configured to receive at least one rolling element. At least one edge of the first ring section and/or at least one edge of the at least one second ring section and/or of one of the bridges is at least partially formed by laser cutting. Also a method of forming a sheet metal bearing cage at least partially by laser cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256389
    Abstract: A sheet metal bearing cage segment includes first and second ring sections, bridges connecting the ring sections to form pockets for rolling elements and a circumferentially facing joint edge configured to be connected to another circumferentially facing joint edge. The joint edge is disposed such that it will be located in one of the bridges after the joint edge is connected to the another circumferentially facing joint edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256388
    Abstract: A sheet metal bearing cage segment includes a first ring section, at least one second ring section and a plurality of bridges connecting the first and second ring sections and forming pockets for receiving at least one rolling element. The first ring section and/or the at least one second ring section includes a circumferentially facing joint edge configured to be connected to another circumferentially facing joint edge to form a to-be-formed pocket. The joint is spaced from the plurality of bridges, and the joint edge is formed by laser cutting. The joint edge may include a chamfer on a radially outer side and/or on a radially inner side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256391
    Abstract: A sheet metal bearing cage segment includes a first ring section, at least one second ring section, and a plurality of bridges connecting the first and second ring sections to each other and defining a plurality of pockets between the bridges. The bearing cage segment includes first and second circumferentially directed joint edges, the first joint edge is configured to connect to the second joint edge of the bearing cage segment or to a second joint edge of another sheet metal bearing cage segment, and the first joint edge includes at least one body of welding material projecting from the joint edge. The body of welding material may be pressed against the second joint edge while leaving a gap between the joint edges, and the welding material can be liquified by a resistance welding process to connect the joint edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256392
    Abstract: A sheet-metal bearing cage segment has a first ring section, at least one second ring section and a plurality of bridges connecting the first ring section and the at least one second ring section to each other such that a pocket for receiving at least one rolling element is formed between each circumferentially adjacent pair of the bridges. The first and/or second ring section includes at least one recess on the radially inner side and/or the radially outer side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Patent number: 10619671
    Abstract: A rolling-element bearing cage includes a first side ring and a second side ring connected to the first side ring by a plurality of bridges defining a plurality of pockets configured to receive a rolling-element. The first side ring includes a joint at which the first side ring is configured to be opened to increase a diameter of the first side ring, and the first side ring and the second side ring and the plurality of bridges are made of steel and an outer diameter of the second side ring is greater than 500 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Berthold Beyfuss, Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Sabine Hofmann, Holger Kristandt, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Gerhard Wagner
  • Publication number: 20170108044
    Abstract: A rolling-element bearing cage includes a first side ring and a second side ring connected to the first side ring by a plurality of bridges defining a plurality of pockets configured to receive a rolling-element. The first side ring includes a joint at which the first side ring is configured to be opened to increase a diameter of the first side ring, and the first side ring and the second side ring and the plurality of bridges are made of steel and an outer diameter of the second side ring is greater than 500 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Berthold Beyfuss, Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Sabine Hofmann, Holger Kristandt, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Gerhard Wagner
  • Patent number: 9347490
    Abstract: A roller bearing cage includes the following features: The cage comprises an annular circumferential element, from which bridge elements branch off, roller bodies of the roller bearing being disposable between the bridge elements, the circumferential element comprises a plurality of uniform section elements, and the initially-loose section elements and bridge elements are connected with each other to form the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Berthold Beyfuss, Hans-Jürgen Friedrich, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling
  • Patent number: 9222518
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Berthold Beyfuss, Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling
  • 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
  • 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