Patents by Inventor Juergen Knauss

Juergen Knauss 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: 9376086
    Abstract: An airbag module having a first shell (10) forming a first gas chamber (GI), a first inflator for the first gas chamber (GI), an adaptive influencing device for influencing the ventilation or shape of the first gas chamber (GI), and an actuation unit (40) for the influencing device. The actuation device (40) has a second shell (44) forming a second gas chamber (G2), and a gas source. The state of the influencing device changing upon actuating the gas source. A tensioning element having a first end (62) is coupled to the adaptive influencing device or forms the device, and a second end (64) is coupled to the second shell (44) when the second gas chamber (G2) is not filled and is decoupled from the second shell (44) when the second gas chamber (G2) is filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: Raimund Nebel, Nico Wallat, Zang Holger, Roland Peiz, Alexander Rottach, Jürgen Knauss, Andreas Förge, Wolfgang Drössler, Jens Hoffmann, Marcus Weber, Michael Burger
  • Publication number: 20150239424
    Abstract: An airbag module having a first shell (10) forming a first gas chamber (GI), a first inflator for the first gas chamber (GI), an adaptive influencing device for influencing the ventilation or shape of the first gas chamber (GI), and an actuation unit (40) for the influencing device. The actuation device (40) has a second shell (44) forming a second gas chamber (G2), and a gas source. The state of the influencing device changing upon actuating the gas source. A tensioning element having a first end (62) is coupled to the adaptive influencing device or forms the device, and a second end (64) is coupled to the second shell (44) when the second gas chamber (G2) is not filled and is decoupled from the second shell (44) when the second gas chamber (G2) is filled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Raimund Nebel, Nico Wallat, Zang Holger, Roland Peiz, Alexander Rottach, Jürgen Knauss, Andreas Förg, Wolfgang Drössler, Jens Hoffmann, Marcus Weber, Michael Burger
  • Patent number: 7557688
    Abstract: A pyromechanical disconnecting device that includes a housing having a receiving space for an ignition element and a supporting floor. A disconnecting tool is disposed in the housing and movable along a path toward a disconnecting point of a current conductor rail. Also disposed in the housing is an ignition element adapted to propel the disconnecting tool along the path to sever the current conductor rail. The ignition element includes an end having a conical flank facing the supporting floor of the housing. An elastic sealing element is arranged about the conical flank and the supporting floor to act as an axial tolerance compensator between the ignition element and the supporting floor of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignees: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Diedrich Von Behr, Uwe Brede, Gerhard Kordel, Juergen Neuser, Wolfgang Seitz, Juergen Knauss
  • Patent number: 7498531
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for pyromechanical separation comprising a housing (4) and a conducting rail (2) which is arranged therein and embodied in such a way that it is separable at a separation point (13) by a separating tool (6) which is actuated by a propulsion pyrotechnical charge (12). In order to protect said conducting rail against manipulations and ensure an unequivocal positioning, the conducting rail (2), the propulsion charge (12) and the separating tool (6) are fixed in the housing (4) in an irremovable manner by a latch (5) which is inserted into the housing (4) and are nondetachably fixed thereto. Said latch (5) is also used as a support for the separating tool (6), i.e. it comprises a cutting edge (7) along which said separating tool (7) cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Juergen Knauss, Uwe Brede, Gerhard Kordel, Juergen Neuser, Wolfgang Seitz, Paulus Bayer, Georg Seitz
  • Publication number: 20070069846
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pyromechanical disconnecting device, especially for disconnecting the battery in a motor vehicle. Said device comprises a housing (1) in which a current conductor rail is arranged, said rail being configured in such a way that it can be disconnected by a slitting chisel (6) in a disconnecting point, wherein the slitting chisel (6) can be accelerated by the propelling gases of an ignition element (5) and the ignition element (5) has electrical connecting pins (9). Said ignition element is arranged in the locating area (7) in the housing (1) and is supported on a support bottom (2) of said locating area (7). The support bottom (2) has passage holes (3) for the connecting pins (9). In order to provide easy and safe installation of the ignition element in the disconnecting device, an elastic sealing element (4) is arranged between the ignition element (5) and the support bottom (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Diedrich Von Behr, Uwe Brede, Gerhard Kordel, Juergen Neuser, Wolfgang Seitz, Juergen Knauss
  • Publication number: 20070034491
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for pyromechanical separation comprising a housing (4) and a conducting rail (2) which is arranged therein and embodied in such a way that it is separable at a separation point (13) by a separating tool (6) which is actuated by a propulsion pyrotechnical charge (12). In order to protect said conducting rail against manipulations and ensure an unequivocal positioning, the conducting rail (2), the propulsion charge (12) and the separating tool (6) are fixed in the housing (4) in an irremovable manner by a latch (5) which is inserted into the housing (4) and are nondetachably fixed thereto. Said latch (5) is also used as a support for the separating tool (6), i.e. it comprises a cutting edge (7) along which said separating tool (7) cuts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Juergen Knauss, Uwe Brede, Gerhard Kordel, Juergen Neuser, Wolfgang Seitz, Paulus Bayer, Georg Seitz