Patents by Inventor Karsten Schnittger

Karsten Schnittger 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: 10549740
    Abstract: A pressure-limiting valve includes a housing having a piston, a pressure-limiting adjusting spring, at least one inlet and at least one outlet. The piston can assume an open position in which the inlet and the outlet are connected to each other, and at least one closed position in which the inlet and the outlet are separated from each other. The piston has a first piston ring with a sealing surface and a second piston ring. In the closed position, the sealing surface is drawn against a housing projection in a sealing manner by a pneumatic force which acts on the second piston ring and is directed against the force of the pressure-limiting adjusting spring. A pneumatic passage in the piston which implements a safety valve function can be sealed by a spring-loaded safety valve body arranged on a side of the second piston ring that is opposite the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten Schnittger, Fabian Prinsen
  • Patent number: 10427663
    Abstract: A relay valve is provided for a vehicle. The valve includes a parking brake piston that is displaceable in a housing and an axially displaceable cuff, a first compressed-air chamber for receiving compressed air from a control line is formed between the parking brake piston and the housing. The valve is also provided with a first spring element, which axially applies a pre-loading force to the cuff, and with a second spring element, which axially applies another pre-loading force to the parking brake piston. An axially displaceable service brake piston is arranged axially between the parking brake piston and the cuff, the service brake piston rests at least radially against the parking brake piston and radially against the housing in a sealing manner, in order to form a second compressed-air chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten Schnittger, Oliver Kaupert, Stefan Langenbach, Mustafa Uslu
  • Publication number: 20190217839
    Abstract: A parking brake device for a utility vehicle includes at least one control valve device, at least one relay valve, at least one pneumatic brake device and at least one trailer control module. The relay valve is controllable by the control valve device, and at least the pneumatic brake device can be actuated by the relay valve. Upstream of the trailer control module, another valve includes a first connector, a second connector and a third connector. A second connecting line is connected to the second connector and to the control valve device. A third connecting line is connected to the third connector and to the trailer control module. A first connecting line is connected to the first connector and to a first line arranged downstream of the relay valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Karsten SCHNITTGER, Fabian GRIESSER
  • Patent number: 10337534
    Abstract: A vehicle pressure medium device in which a pressure medium flows, has a multilayer design which has at least two mutually contacting layers. A groove-shaped recess is arranged between a first chamber into which a first flow opening opens and a second chamber into which a second flow opening opens when viewed on a plane parallel to the layers. The groove-shaped recess has at least one opening for a fluidic connection between the first chamber and the second chamber on a plane parallel to the layers. A group of molded seals is provided for mounting between the two layers. A fluidic connection is either produced between the first chamber and the second chamber or not depending on the molded seals which are mounted between the two layers and each of which is selected from the group of molded seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Kuhlen, Karsten Schnittger, Andreas Leinung
  • Patent number: 10239502
    Abstract: An electric parking brake, in particular for a commercial vehicle, has at least two compressed-air outputs, an electrically controllable valve arrangement for controlling a distribution of compressed air to the compressed-air outputs and including a bistable valve, and a compressed-air input which can be connected to a compressed-air supply for supplying compressed air from a compressor and/or from a compressed-air reservoir to the valve arrangement and to the compressed-air outputs. The electronic parking brake has as small a number of switchable valves as possible and reliably supplies compressed air to the compressed-air outputs. The bistable valve is supplied with compressed air at the input end by the compressed-air supply at least during a de-energized state of the valve arrangement. The compressed air is at a pressure which is made available by the compressor and/or the compressed-air reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Leinung, Karsten Schnittger
  • Publication number: 20180251111
    Abstract: A pneumatic braking device for a utility vehicle includes at least one pneumatically controllable spring accumulator for a parking brake of the utility vehicle and an electronic parking brake device. The electronic parking brake device has at least one electronic control unit, at least one bistable valve unit, at least one first valve unit by which a parking brake of a trailer of the utility vehicle can be deactivated when activating the parking brake of the utility vehicle, at least one second valve device which can be connected in such a way that when there is a decrease in the system pressure for supplying the parking brake of the trailer, the parking brake of the trailer can be activated, and a traction vehicle protection valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Karsten SCHNITTGER, Christian KUHLEN, Fabian GRIESSER
  • Publication number: 20180251110
    Abstract: A pressure-limiting valve includes a housing having a piston, a pressure-limiting adjusting spring, at least one inlet and at least one outlet. The piston can assume an open position in which the inlet and the outlet are connected to each other, and at least one closed position in which the inlet and the outlet are separated from each other. The piston has a first piston ring with a sealing surface and a second piston ring. In the closed position, the sealing surface is drawn against a housing projection in a sealing manner by a pneumatic force which acts on the second piston ring and is directed against the force of the pressure-limiting adjusting spring. A pneumatic passage in the piston which implements a safety valve function can be sealed by a spring-loaded safety valve body arranged on a side of the second piston ring that is opposite the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Karsten SCHNITTGER, Fabian PRINSEN
  • Publication number: 20180251112
    Abstract: A pneumatic braking device for a utility vehicle includes at least one pneumatically controllable spring accumulator for a parking brake of the utility vehicle with an electronic parking brake device. The electronic parking brake device has at least one electronic control unit, at least one first bistable valve unit, at least one second bistable valve unit, at least one valve device which can be connected in such a way that when there is a decrease in the system pressure for supplying the parking brake of the trailer of the traction vehicle, the parking brake of the trailer can be activated, and a traction vehicle protection valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Fabian GRIESSER, Christian KUHLEN, Karsten SCHNITTGER
  • Publication number: 20170350422
    Abstract: A vehicle pressure medium device in which a pressure medium flows, has a multilayer design which has at least two mutually contacting layers. A groove-shaped recess is arranged between a first chamber into which a first flow opening opens and a second chamber into which a second flow opening opens when viewed on a plane parallel to the layers. The groove-shaped recess has at least one opening for a fluidic connection between the first chamber and the second chamber on a plane parallel to the layers. A group of molded seals is provided for mounting between the two layers. A fluidic connection is either produced between the first chamber and the second chamber or not depending on the molded seals which are mounted between the two layers and each of which is selected from the group of molded seals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Christian KUHLEN, Karsten SCHNITTGER, Andreas LEINUNG
  • Publication number: 20170096133
    Abstract: A relay valve is provided for a vehicle. The valve includes a parking brake piston that is displaceable in a housing and an axially displaceable cuff, a first compressed-air chamber for receiving compressed air from a control line is formed between the parking brake piston and the housing. The valve is also provided with a first spring element, which axially applies a pre-loading force to the cuff, and with a second spring element, which axially applies another pre-loading force to the parking brake piston. An axially displaceable service brake piston is arranged axially between the parking brake piston and the cuff, the service brake piston rests at least radially against the parking brake piston and radially against the housing in a sealing manner, in order to form a second compressed-air chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Karsten SCHNITTGER, Oliver KAUPERT, Stefan WYEN, Mustafa USLU
  • Publication number: 20170066420
    Abstract: An electric parking brake, in particular for a commercial vehicle, has at least two compressed-air outputs, an electrically controllable valve arrangement for controlling a distribution of compressed air to the compressed-air outputs and including a bistable valve, and a compressed-air input which can be connected to a compressed-air supply for supplying compressed air from a compressor and/or from a compressed-air reservoir to the valve arrangement and to the compressed-air outputs. The electronic parking brake has as small a number of switchable valves as possible and reliably supplies compressed air to the compressed-air outputs. The bistable valve is supplied with compressed air at the input end by the compressed-air supply at least during a de-energized state of the valve arrangement. The compressed air is at a pressure which is made available by the compressor and/or the compressed-air reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Andreas LEINUNG, Karsten SCHNITTGER
  • Patent number: 9371063
    Abstract: A compressed-air supply device for commercial vehicles is provided. The compressed-air supply device may be connected electrically to an electronic control device that may actuate at least one control valve. The control valve has at least one inlet, one ventilating connection and one outlet. The compressed-air supply device has a control line which is connected to the control valve outlet and may be connected to a control inlet of a compressor and/or an inlet of a regeneration valve, has a supply line via which compressed air may be guided to the control valve inlet, and has a ventilating line connected to the control valve ventilating connection. The control valve may be ventilated via the ventilating line, and is configured such that at a predefined opening pressure in the supply line it pneumatically produces a fluid-conducting connection between the inlet and the outlet such that the control line is ventilated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten Schnittger, Levente Balogh, Matyas Krabot
  • Patent number: 8864245
    Abstract: A valve device is provided for a pneumatic brake system of a commercial vehicle and comprises a pilot piston, radial seals and at least one valve seat, which can be displaced in the direction of motion of the pilot piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfaurzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten Schnittger, Oliver Kaupert, Mustafa Uslu
  • Publication number: 20130333782
    Abstract: A compressed-air supply device for commercial vehicles is provided. The compressed-air supply device may be connected electrically to an electronic control device that may actuate at least one control valve. The control valve has at least one inlet, one ventilating connection and one outlet. The compressed-air supply device has a control line which is connected to the control valve outlet and may be connected to a control inlet of a compressor and/or an inlet of a regeneration valve, has a supply line via which compressed air may be guided to the control valve inlet, and has a ventilating line connected to the control valve ventilating connection. The control valve may be ventilated via the ventilating line, and is configured such that at a predefined opening pressure in the supply line it pneumatically produces a fluid-conducting connection between the inlet and the outlet such that the control line is ventilated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten SCHNITTGER, Levente BALOGH, Matyas KRABOT
  • Patent number: 8490641
    Abstract: A compressed air supply system for a utility vehicle includes a compressed air inlet that can be coupled to a compressor, a filter unit that can be coupled to the compressed air inlet via a supply line, a discharge valve element that is coupled to a discharge outlet and the supply line, an energy-saving control outlet that can be coupled to a control inlet of the compressor, a supply line locking valve element interposed between the compressor and the filter unit and a first valve element and a second valve element, the discharge valve element, the energy saving control outlet, the regeneration of the filter unit and the supply line locking valve element being controllable by the valve elements. The energy saving control outlet can be controlled by the first valve element and the discharge valve element and the regeneration of the filter unit can be controlled by the second valve element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Knorr-Bremse Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten Schnittger, Thomas Ertl
  • Patent number: 8297297
    Abstract: A compressed air supply system and method of operating same for a commercial vehicle includes a compressed air inlet that can be coupled to a compressor, a filter unit that can be coupled to the compressed air inlet via a supply line, a discharge valve element that is coupled to a discharge outlet and the supply line, a first valve element and a second valve element. A control inlet of the discharge valve element is controllable by the first valve element and the second valve element is arranged in a regeneration air path for regenerating the filter unit. At least one pneumatically lockable overflow valve via which a consumer circuit coupled to the compressed air supply system is supplied with compressed air. The at least one pneumatically lockable overflow valve can be controlled by the second valve element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten Schnittger, Oliver Kaupert
  • Publication number: 20110147141
    Abstract: A valve device is provided for a pneumatic brake system of a commercial vehicle and comprises a pilot piston, radial seals and at least one valve seat, which can be displaced in the direction of motion of the pilot piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten SCHNITTGER, Oliver Kaupert, Mustafa Uslu
  • Publication number: 20100074764
    Abstract: A compressed air supply system for a utility vehicle includes a compressed air inlet that can be coupled to a compressor, a filter unit that can be coupled to the compressed air inlet via a supply line, a discharge valve element that is coupled to a discharge outlet and the supply line, an energy-saving control outlet that can be coupled to a control inlet of the compressor, a supply line locking valve element interposed between the compressor and the filter unit and a first valve element and a second valve element, the discharge valve element, the energy saving control outlet, the regeneration of the filter unit and the supply line locking valve element being controllable by the valve elements. The energy saving control outlet can be controlled by the first valve element and the discharge valve element and the regeneration of the filter unit can be controlled by the second valve element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten SCHNITTGER, Thomas ERTL
  • Publication number: 20100065129
    Abstract: A compressed air supply system and method of operating same for a commercial vehicle includes a compressed air inlet that can be coupled to a compressor, a filter unit that can be coupled to the compressed air inlet via a supply line, a discharge valve element that is coupled to a discharge outlet and the supply line, a first valve element and a second valve element. A control inlet of the discharge valve element is controllable by the first valve element and the second valve element is arranged in a regeneration air path for regenerating the filter unit. At least one pneumatically lockable overflow valve via which a consumer circuit coupled to the compressed air supply system is supplied with compressed air. The at least one pneumatically lockable overflow valve can be controlled by the second valve element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten SCHNITTGER, Oliver KAUPERT
  • Publication number: 20090183864
    Abstract: A heat exchanger is disclosed, comprising a block having pipes and ribs and at least one pipe base provided with receiving openings, wherein the pipes have pipe ends, which can be held in the receiving openings and form pipe/base connections with the pipe base, the connections being at least partially reinforced by an additional sheet metal part located on the side of the pipe base facing the block, wherein the sheet metal part has insertion openings for the pipe ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: BEHR GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Karsten Schnittger, Wolfgang Reeb, Kurt Boesshar, Oliver Liedtke