Patents by Inventor Marc-Oliver Rettig

Marc-Oliver Rettig 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: 20200072306
    Abstract: A brake disk for a wheel brake of a land vehicle includes a main body formed from gray cast iron. The main body has at least one axial friction side, at least one anti-corrosion layer applied to the axial friction side, and at least one anti-abrasion layer applied to the anti-corrosion layer. The anti-corrosion layer is a cost-effective coating for the brake disk that enables enhanced corrosion resistance and is provided as a sherardizing layer. The anti-abrasion layer is wear resistant for the at least one frictional face of the brake disk and is provided by a SiC material containing at least one oxidic or metallic binder, or by an iron-based alloy having a vanadium carbide reinforcement, a niobium carbide reinforcement, a boron carbide reinforcement, a chromium carbide reinforcement or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Oliver RETTIG, Jaroslaw GROCHOWICZ, Tomasz Pawel GRABIEC, Clemens Maria VERPOORT, Andreas WANK, Alexander HITZEK, Christian SCHMENGLER, Karin MÜLER-RODEN, Klaus KAESGEN
  • Publication number: 20200072307
    Abstract: A brake disk for a wheel brake of a land vehicle includes a main body formed from gray cast iron. The main body has at least one axial friction side, at least one anti-corrosion layer applied to the axial friction side, and at least one anti-abrasion layer applied to the anti-corrosion layer. The anti-corrosion layer is a duplex steel layer that provides a cost-effective coating for the brake disk and enables improved corrosion resistance. The anti-abrasion layer is wear resistant and is provided by a SiC material containing at least one oxidic or metallic binder, or by an iron-based alloy having a vanadium carbide reinforcement, a niobium carbide reinforcement, a boron carbide reinforcement, a chromium carbide reinforcement or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Oliver RETTIG, Jaroslaw GROCHOWICZ, Tomasz Pawel GRABIEC, Clemens Maria VERPOORT, Andreas WANK, Alexander HITZEK, Christian SCHMENGLER, Karin MÜLLER-RODEN
  • Patent number: 10458496
    Abstract: A braking apparatus for a vehicle including a wheel suspension part attached to a body of the vehicle and a wheel hub attached to the wheel suspension part. An attached air-cooled brake disk rotates relative to the wheel suspension part. A protective cover arranged on a side of the brake disk that at least partially covers the brake disk. The protective cover fastened in a stationary manner to the wheel suspension part. The protective cover including an air flow opening feeding cooling air to the brake disk. An airflow control mechanism opens and closes the air flow opening along with reducing and increasing a gap between a radial end side of the brake disk and an inner side of a wheel rim of a vehicle wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Tomasz Pawel Grabiec, Eugen Weber, Marc Oliver Rettig
  • Publication number: 20190024743
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wheel hub unit of a motor vehicle and to a method for producing such a wheel hub unit. The wheel hub unit includes a wheel hub and a contact flange firmly connected to the wheel hub. The contact flange includes a plurality of fastening elements for fastening a wheel rim, as well as a contact surface which is intended to come into mechanical contact, at least in part, with a brake hat of a brake disk when the brake disk is in the mounted state. At least part of the contact surface is provided with a thermally insulating coating. Alternatively, the entire contact surface is provided with the thermally insulating coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Oliver Rettig, Thomas Wilwers, Clemens Verpoort, Eckhard Voss
  • Publication number: 20180209499
    Abstract: A braking apparatus for a vehicle including a wheel suspension part attached to a body of the vehicle and a wheel hub attached to the wheel suspension part. An attached air-cooled brake disk rotates relative to the wheel suspension part. A protective cover arranged on a side of the brake disk that at least partially covers the brake disk. The protective cover fastened in a stationary manner to the wheel suspension part. The protective cover including an air flow opening feeding cooling air to the brake disk. An airflow control mechanism opens and closes the air flow opening along with reducing and increasing a gap between a radial end side of the brake disk and an inner side of a wheel rim of a vehicle wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Tomasz Pawel Grabiec, Eugen Weber, Marc Oliver Rettig
  • Patent number: 6216832
    Abstract: An integral block for non-driven and non-steerable wheels of an automotive vehicle includes a brake drum, a wheel hub, an antifriction bearing, an axle journal, and an assembly base for non-rotating components of a drum brake. The latter include brake shoes and appertaining mounting means, as well as brake cylinders, brake pistons and parts for connection to brake shoes. An assembly base made by die-casing or forging is formed as a carrier plate having an integrally molded stop for supporting the brake shoes in a circumferential direction, and either a separate, thin-walled mud plate is provided or an integrated mud ring. As opposed to conventional component groups, in which the mounting base is a plate section, the integral block of the invention can more reliably take into account varying load requirements, thereby achieving substantial reductions in weight and manufacturing costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Andreas Doell, Michael Schorn, Michael Kautenburger, Marc-Oliver Rettig
  • Patent number: 6161963
    Abstract: An arrangement for bearing a non-driven wheel in an automotive vehicle or the like, includes a carrier unit, a wheel hub and an anti-friction bearing.The arrangement provides thatthe wheel hub (1) is integrally formed with a trunnion;a one-piece or bipartite inner ring (2a) of the anti-friction bearing (2) is secured to the trunnion (1a), andan axle body (3) having a bore (3a) for accommodating an outer ring (2b) of the anti-friction bearing (2) is provided as the carrier unit.As the outer ring of the anti-friction bearing is arranged directly in the axle body (3), no screw operation is any longer required for securing the bearing means to the vehicle. As the inner ring is secured to the trunnion (1a) of the wheel hub (1) by roll rivets, there is no need for the otherwise required bearing adjustment during final assembly. The measures according to the invention involve the advantage that the number of components and also the efforts to be taken in the final assembly are decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Andreas Doell, Michael Kautenburger, Marc-Oliver Rettig, Michael Schorn