Patents by Inventor Juan Belart

Juan Belart 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: 5067779
    Abstract: A pedal-actuated braking pressure generator for a brake system with anti-lock control comprising a vacuum-operated servo unit (1), which serves both for boosting the braking force and for generating an auxiliary energy opposed to the pedal force. The system further comprises a master brake cylinder (2) and a piston arrangement (3) connected upstream of the servo unit (1). The piston arrangement comprises a pedal-side piston (15), a reversing valve (18), a pressure transmission chamber (17) and a push-rod piston (19). By a multi-directional valve (5) it is possible to arrest the pedal-side piston (15) during anti-lock control. By means of the reversing valve (18), a pressure medium path is established from the pressure transmission chamber (17) to the pressure compensation reservoir (6), thereby the push-rod piston (19) is relieved in the direction of release of the brake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventor: Juan Belart
  • Patent number: 5000002
    Abstract: A brake pressure generator for brake systems exhibiting an anti-locking control comprises a vacuum brake force booster (1), and a master brake cylinder (2) coupled upstream thereto, a vacuum counter-force generator (6 or 6') and a hydraulic force converter (27). The pressure and the pressure difference, respectively, in chambers (15 or 15'; 16 or 16') of the counter-force generator (6 or 6') are controlled with the aid of electrically reswitchable multi-way valves (17 to 17') in communication with the atmosphere (Atm) and the vacuum (Vac) source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventor: Juan Belart
  • Patent number: 4923256
    Abstract: A resettable booster is disclosed including a booster chamber in communication with a resetting chamber through a closable connection. For pressure relief of the master brake cylinder, valves are switched so that the booster piston is pressure-balanced and the master brake cylinder force shifts the booster piston back into the brake release position. The pressure fluid is supplied from the booster chamber into the resetting chamber. Advantageously, the volume intake of the booster is small, hence allowing the use of an extremely simple pressure source construction. The pressure source is a cylinder with an accumulator chamber that is confined by a piston, wherein the piston is moved by the difference in pressure between the atmosphere and the vacuum in the intake side internal-combustion engine of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Belart, Hans-Christof Klein
  • Patent number: 4902077
    Abstract: A hydraulic brake system with slip control wherein at least one wheel brake (11) of an automotive vehicle is connected to a master cylinder (1). A normally opened inlet valve (8) which is adapted to be switched into a closed position is inserted in the connection between the master cylinder (1) and the wheel brake (11). The supply reservoir (6) of the master cylinder (1) contains an opening (13) which can be tightly closed by a filling device. To speed up the filling procedure of like brake systems, an additional connection is established between the supply reservoir (6) and the wheel brake (11) which is controllable by a valve (15). A like arrangement accelerates the venting and filling procedure, since the inlet valve (8) and its throttling action are by-passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: Alfred Teves, GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Belart, Werner Volkmar, Bernd Schuett, Peter Stahlheber
  • Patent number: 4831826
    Abstract: A hydraulic motor vehicle brake system with a master cylinder (61) and a hydraulic power booster (24) connected upstream of the master cylinder (61), in which a pressure medium pump (1) which may be driven by an electric motor is used for providing an auxiliary hydraulic energy. The drive of the pressure medium pump (1) may be switched on by a pressure accumulator (26) which in the unbraked operation of the automotive vehicle is permanently kept on a pressure level sufficient for an initial actuation of the brake. The pressure accumulator (26) is charged by means of a pressure control valve (7) in which a valve passage (15, 17) is operable by a hydraulic pressure in the booster chamber (23) of the power booster (24) such as to ensure that upon pressurization of the booster chamber (23) a connection will be locked between the pressure accumulator (26) and the power booster (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Belart, Werner Volkmar, Bernd Schuett, Peter Stalheber
  • Patent number: 4819996
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle braking device comprises a hydraulic master cylinder (11) having at least one piston (21) for pressurization of the wheel cylinders connected thereto with hydraulic pressure and also having a vacuum brake force booster (12) inserted between the brake pedal (52) and the piston (21). The master cylinder (11) is integrated in the construction of the vacuum brake force booster (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Belart, Hans-Christof Klein
  • Patent number: 4819433
    Abstract: The hydraulic brake system having at least one wheel brake is adapted to be pressurized by a master brake cylinder actuated by a hydraulic power booster. An auxiliary pressure is adjustable in a pressure chamber of the hydraulic power booster by means of a brake valve. Interposed between an auxiliary pressure source and the brake valve is a pressure-reducing valve that is controllable by the auxiliary pressure and contains a valve controlling a passageway, the valve being acted upon by the auxiliary pressure to open the passageway. To simplify the construction of the pressure-reducing valve, the closure member of the valve is exposed to the reduced pressure in the pressure-reducing valve such that a force related to the valve seat surface will be exerted on the closure member in the closing direction of the passageway of the pressure-reducing valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: ITT Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Juan Belart
  • Patent number: 4807942
    Abstract: The hydraulic brake system with slip control comprises two master cylinder pistons for the operation of the vehicular brakes and in which hydraulic medium tapped from the wheel brake during slip control is returned to the wheel brakes from an auxiliary pressure source via a master cylinder piston gasket acting as check valves. The operating stroke of the master cylinder pistons is limitable by suitable pressurization of a positioning piston. An open connection between the working chambers of the master cylinder and a reservoir is provided, in the brake-released position, solely via the control valve so as to enable the brake circuits connected with the master cylinder to be pressurized right from the beginning of the braking action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Assignee: ITT Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Juan Belart
  • Patent number: 4783125
    Abstract: A slip-controlled hydraulic brake system which comprises a master cylinder and an auxiliary-pressure supply system is equipped with a travel-responsive switch actuatable by a piston of the master cylinder. An auxiliary-pressure supply system is used for the purpose of pressure delivery during the stop control phase and to safeguard a reserve volume or reserve stroke in the pressure chambers of the master cylinder. To this end, the auxiliary-pressure supply system will be activated and, if need be, check valves will be changed over on attainment of a limit value by virtue of the travel-responsive switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Belart, Jochen Burgdorf, Wolfram Seibert, Norbert Ocvirk
  • Patent number: 4753074
    Abstract: A braking pressure generator consists of a hydraulic brake booster (2) actuatable by a brake pedal (16) and of a master brake cylinder (1) whose master cylinder piston (19) is actuatable by a booster piston (14) pressurizable with an auxiliary hydraulic pressure. The booster piston (14) is guided sealedly and axially displaceably in the bore of an annular secondary cylinder piston (41) which, with a front face (52), confines the booster chamber (13) and which, with its stepped surface area (51), confines a secondary cylinder chamber (44) communicating with a pressure chamber (22) of the master brake cylinder (1) via a pressure line (46). In the brake actuating direction, the secondary cylinder piston (41) is supported at a stop ring (48) of a connecting rod (20) between the booster piston (14) and the master cylinder piston (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1988
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Belart, Wolfram Seibert, Norbert Ocvirk, Juergen Schonlau, Guenter Trach
  • Patent number: 4753490
    Abstract: A brake system comprising a hydraulic braking pressure generator (1) to which are connected the brake wheels (6-9); an auxiliary pressure supply system including a hydraulic pump (10) and an auxiliary pressure control valve (12) causing an auxiliary-pressure proportional to the pedal force (F). Pressure-controlled multidirectional valves (27,28) are provided establishing a connection between either the braking pressure generator or the auxiliary pressure supply system and the wheel brakes (6-9). The pressure-controlled multidirectional valves (27,28) are structurally combined with a switching mechanism (41,42) to signal the operating condition of the brake system, in particular, a pressure breakdown or defective conditions of the valves. A connection is established, via one of the pressure-controlled multidirectional valves (27), between the pedal travel simulator and the braking pressure generator (1). The brake system can be applied to a slip-controlled system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1988
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Belart, Wolfram Seibert, Norbert Ocvirk, Juergen Schonlau
  • Patent number: 4750789
    Abstract: A vehicular hydraulic brake system with anti-locking, wherein there is provided a master cylinder (27) with a power booster (9) connected upstream thereof for the purpose of supplying the brake-actuating members (32, 33, 36 37) with pressure. Valves (34, 35, 38, 39) are provided for the pressure control of the brake-actuating members (32, 33, 36, 37) and wherein a pressure piston (23) of the hydraulic power booster (9) can be acted upon by the pressure of an auxiliary pressure source (1) in the brake's release direction. To structurally simplify the brake system, the present invention provides that a housing chamber (24) which can be acted upon by the pressure of an unpressurized supply reservoir (5) or of the auxiliary pressure source (1), alternatively, is confined by an end face of the pressure piston (23) remote from the pedal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Belart, Wolfram Seibert, Norbert Ocvirk
  • Patent number: 4750406
    Abstract: A hydraulic power booster, in particular for the actuation of a master cylinder in a brake system of an automotive vehicle is disclosed including a pressure fluid source, a valve assembly by means of which the pressure fluid is adapted to be introduced into a booster chamber in dependence upon an actuating force. An axially slidable stepped booster piston confines the booster chamber and is provided with two piston parts of different diameters which are movable axially relative to one another by a predetermined amount. To enable instantaneous pressure build-up in the working chambers of the master cylinder upon commencement of braking, an intermediate piston part is coupled to the primary piston of the master cylinder and is caused to move ahead of the actual booster piston part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventor: Juan Belart
  • Patent number: 4745750
    Abstract: An auxiliary-energy-supplied brake slip control system of a vehicular hydraulic brake system with a brake-pedal-operable master cylinder arrangement (12) and with auxiliary energy supply into the working chamber (16) of the master cylinder. The master cylinder piston (23) portion facing the working chamber (16) is enclosed by a sleeve (58) which is longitudinally displaceable with respect to the master cylinder piston (23) and the master cylinder bore (63). The master cylinder piston (23) having radially extending projections or a collar (66) which, in the brake release phase, rests at the working-chamber-side front face of the sleeve (58) and moves the same back into its initial position. The booster-side front face of the sleeve (58) confines an annular space or a chamber (69) provided in the master cylinder housing and communicates with the booster chamber (21) by way of a pressure line (64).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Belart, Wolfram Seibert, Norbert Ocvirk, Juergen Schonlau, Guenter Trach
  • Patent number: 4743075
    Abstract: A combination traction slip- and brake slip-controlled brake system comprises a brake pressure generator (1) with an auxiliary energy supply system (2) and a pressure compensating reservoir (3) and electromagnetically actuatable valves (4-11) in the pressure fluid supply conduit to the wheel brakes (34-37) and in the return conduit (28, 28', 28") to the pressure compensating reservoir (3). In addition, a valve arrangement (13, 29, 30, 31) is provided and through which pressure from the auxiliary energy supply system (2) can be introduced the pressure fluid return conduit (28, 28', 28") and by way of outlet valves (8, 9) into the wheel brakes (34-37) of the driven vehicle wheels, with the purpose of controlling the traction slip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1988
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Belart, Wolfram Seibert, Norbert Ocvirk
  • Patent number: 4741161
    Abstract: A braking pressure generator with a master brake cylinder (2) and a hydraulic brake power booster (1) connected upstream thereof and comprising a piston (16) of larger effective surface which latter is incorporated axially movably within limits in a bore (15) in a stepped piston (10) of smaller effective surface extending through the booster chamber (8). The piston (16) serves to actuate a master cylinder piston (31). During an actuating action the two pistons (10, 16) are maintained in their position moved apart from one another even in the event of pressure drop in the booster chamber or in excess of the point of maximum boosting. This is accomplished in that both pistons (10, 16) enclose a pressure chamber (23) which is connectible to the booster chamber (8) through a valve passage (19) closable by the actuating element (6) of the brake power booster (1) as well as through a non-return valve (25) in parallel relationship thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1988
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Belart, Wolfram Seibert, Norbert Ocvirk
  • Patent number: 4732001
    Abstract: A braking pressure generator (1,21) for a vehicular hydraulic brake system, wherein a booster piston (15) which is slidable by hydraulic pressure is displaceable in the actuating direction. The booster piston (15) is arranged as a stepped piston with a smaller-diameter portion (16) close to the pedal. The booster piston (15) includes a blind-end bore remote from the pedal in which a master cylinder piston (43) is sealedly guided, wherein the smaller-diameter portion (16) of the booster piston (15) confines an annular chamber (18) diminishing upon brake application. A valve (30) is connected to the annular chamber (18) controllable by the pressure in the pressure chamber (14) of the hydraulic power booster. The valve closes a connection between the annular chamber (18) and an unpressurized supply reservoir (9). A direct connection can be established between the annular chamber (18) and the working chamber (22) by way of the valve (30) and by circumventing a sealing collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventor: Juan Belart
  • Patent number: 4732429
    Abstract: A hydraulic brake system with slip control comprising a master cylinder (2) pressurizable by a hydraulic power booster (1). A booster sleeve (52) is provided which annularly encloses the booster piston (4), and which is slidably accommodated in the booster housing. The sleeve's end face directed towards the pressure chamber (10) of the booster (1) is applied by the pressure in the pressure chamber (10), while an annular chamber (59) filled with pressure medium and connected to a brake circuit (32) is constituted between the booster sleeve (52) with its head portion (61) and the bore (60) in the booster housing. The booster sleeve (52) is coupled to the booster piston (4) by way of a circlip (53) such that, on movement of the booster piston (4) in the direction of brake actuation, the booster sleeve (52) and the booster piston (4) will displace uniformly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Belart, Wolfram Seibert, Norbert Ocvirk, Juergen Schonlau, Guenter Trach
  • Patent number: 4720151
    Abstract: A slip-controlled brake system for automotive vehicles comprising two static brake circuits (17, 18) into which a pressure medium is introduceable from a dynamic pressure medium circuit (21, 23) during the control operation, and one dynamic brake circuit (14). Directional control valves (7, 8, 9) are interposed in the brake circuits (14, 17, 18). The directional control valves permit a reduction of the pressure in the wheel brakes and a return flow of the pressure medium to the storage reservoir (3). In addition, two pressure-controlled three-way/two-position valves (40, 40') are interposed in the rear wheel brake circuit (14) between the rear axle regulating valves (6, 9) and the wheel cylinders of the rear wheel brakes (HL, HR). The valves are actuated by the pressure in the front wheel brake circuits (17, 18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1988
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Belart, Wolfram Seibert, Norbert Ocvirk
  • Patent number: 4717210
    Abstract: A brake-slip-controlled brake system with a brake-pedal-operated master cylinder (2) assisted by auxiliary energy, with valves (42 through 45 and 66 through 69) in the pressure medium supply lines (40, 41) from the master cylinder (2) to the wheel brakes (10, 17, 38, 39). An electronic circuit configuration is provided for generating valve control signals, and with valves (11, 53, 57, 58, 61, 56) for the supply of pressure medium from the booster chamber (25) into the working chambers (8, 15) of the master cylinder (2). An intermediate piston (18) is sealingly guided in a separate pressure chamber (24) and is arranged between the booster piston (21) and the piston (7) of the master cylinder (2). The pressure chamber (24) is connectible with the return line (48, 76) by way of a check valve (53). The intermediate piston (18) is coupled with the booster piston (21) and it acts on the piston (7) of the master cylinder (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Assignee: Alfred Teves GmbH
    Inventors: Juan Belart, Woffram Seibert, Norbert Ocvirk