Patents by Inventor Markus Gepraegs

Markus Gepraegs 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: 10539130
    Abstract: A pressure-maintaining valve arrangement of a purge circuit of a closed hydraulic circuit includes a pressure-maintaining valve configured to be shut off via a pilot valve. In one embodiment, a control pressure chamber, acting in the closing direction, of the pressure-maintaining valve is configured to be relieved via the pilot valve to a tank, and the pressure-maintaining valve is closed via a spring acting in the closing direction. In another embodiment, the valve arrangement includes an additional control pressure chamber acting in the closing direction. The additional control pressure chamber is configured to be loaded via the pilot valve, and the pressure-maintaining valve closes. The pressure of the inlet of the pressure-maintaining valve is used for this purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Frick, Hakan Camurdan, Markus Gepraegs, Stephan Rohde
  • Publication number: 20190360583
    Abstract: A hydraulic flushing valve arrangement includes a flushing valve having a housing, flushing piston, and at least one spring. The housing includes a valve bore, two circular housing control edges, two inlet channels fluidically connected to the bore, and an outlet channel opening into the bore between the inlet channels. The piston includes two control collars, a piston neck, and piston control edges that delimit the collars from the neck, and that have circular shapes with a recess. The recess has a portion that, in a cross-sectional plane perpendicular to an axis of the piston, is constant and sized such that a flushing quantity is reduced when the portion of the recess is situated in a region of a corresponding housing control edge relative to a quantity when the piston is in an end position. The collars guide the piston so as to be longitudinally displaceable in the bore, and are spaced apart by the neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Froehlich, Markus Gepraegs, Patrick Weidele
  • Publication number: 20190072178
    Abstract: A hydrostatic valve arrangement for flushing pressure medium from a working line of a hydraulic circuit includes a flushing valve with a first flushing connection for connecting to a first working line and an output connection for connecting to a pressure medium sink. The arrangement also includes a pressure valve arranged in a pressure medium flow path of the arrangement from the output connection in the direction of the pressure medium sink. The pressure valve has a valve body on which a force equilibrium is formed. The force equilibrium includes a pressure equivalent that acts on the valve body in a direction that blocks the pressure medium flow path and an opening pressure that acts in a direction that opens the pressure medium flow path and is dependent on the pressure at the output connection. The arrangement further includes an adjusting device for shifting the force equilibrium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Markus Gepraegs, Stefan Joksch
  • Publication number: 20170306946
    Abstract: A pressure-maintaining valve arrangement of a purge circuit of a closed hydraulic circuit includes a pressure-maintaining valve configured to be shut off via a pilot valve. In one embodiment, a control pressure chamber, acting in the closing direction, of the pressure-maintaining valve is configured to be relieved via the pilot valve to a tank, and the pressure-maintaining valve is closed via a spring acting in the closing direction. In another embodiment, the valve arrangement includes an additional control pressure chamber acting in the closing direction. The additional control pressure chamber is configured to be loaded via the pilot valve, and the pressure-maintaining valve closes. The pressure of the inlet of the pressure-maintaining valve is used for this purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Christian Frick, Hakan Camurdan, Markus Gepraegs, Stephan Rohde
  • Patent number: 8302621
    Abstract: A pressure limiting valve comprises a valve closing body (7) which comprises a valve closing surface (8) which together with a first valve seat (9) opposing the valve closing surface (8) forms a first seal seat and a valve closing body orifice (11), which is surrounded by a second valve seat (12) which together with a closing head (14) configured on an axially displaceable valve bolt (13) forms a second seal seat and with a spring plate (15) which is connected to the valve bolt (13) and axially displaceable therewith, and a first return spring (10) clamped between the spring plate (15) and the valve closing body (7), which pretensions the valve bolt (13) against the second valve seat (12) configured on the valve closing body (7) and a second return spring (35) which pretensions a valve unit (7, 13, 15, 10) against the first valve seat (9). In the valve bolt (13) a longitudinal bore (53) is provided extending over the entire axial length of the valve bolt (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Brueninghaus Hydromatik GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhold Schniederjan, Markus Gepraegs
  • Publication number: 20110240897
    Abstract: A pressure limiting and suction valve unit includes a valve closing body including a valve closing face, which, together with a first valve seat lying opposite the valve closing face, forms a first sealing seat for sealing off a first pressure region from a second pressure region, a second valve seat defining a valve closing body orifice, the valve closing body orifice, together with a closing head formed on an axially movable valve pin, forms a second sealing seat for sealing off the second pressure region from the first pressure region, a spring plate connected to the valve pin and movable axially together with the valve pin, a first closing spring which is tension-mounted between the spring plate and the valve closing body and prestresses the valve pin against the second valve seat formed on the valve closing body, and a second closing spring which prestresses a valve subassembly against the first valve seat, wherein the valve pin is guided sealingly in at least one first guide portion formed in the valve
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Gepraegs, Erik Wilhelm, Stefan Joksch
  • Patent number: 7900446
    Abstract: The invention related to a hydrostatic drive comprising a hydraulic pump (3) which is driven by a drive machine (2) and pumps into at least one first working line (4), and a pressure line (18) in which a feed quantity dependent on the speed of the drive machine (2) flows. When a differential pressure value in the pressure line (18) is exceeded, the pressure means can be extracted from the first working line (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Brueninghaus Hydromatik GmbH
    Inventors: Grit Geissler, Reinhold Schniederjan, Karl-Heinz Vogl, Markus Gepraegs
  • Publication number: 20080210313
    Abstract: A pressure limiting valve comprises a valve closing body (7) which comprises a valve closing surface (8) which together with a first valve seat (9) opposing the valve closing surface (8) forms a first seal seat and a valve closing body orifice (11), which is surrounded by a second valve seat (12) which together with a closing head (14) configured on an axially displaceable valve bolt (13) forms a second seal seat and with a spring plate (15) which is connected to the valve bolt (13) and axially displaceable therewith, and a first return spring (10) clamped between the spring plate (15) and the valve closing body (7), which pretensions the valve bolt (13) against the second valve seat (12) configured on the valve closing body (7) and a second return spring (35) which pretensions a valve unit (7, 13, 15, 10) against the first valve seat (9). In the valve bolt (13) a longitudinal bore (53) is provided extending over the entire axial length of the valve bolt (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: BRUENINGHAUS HYDROMATIK GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhold Schniederjan, Markus Gepraegs
  • Publication number: 20080134674
    Abstract: The invention related to a hydrostatic drive comprising a hydraulic pump (3) which is driven by a drive machine (2) and pumps into at least one first working line(4), and a pressure line (18) in which a feed quantity dependent on the speed of the drive machine (2) flows. When a differential pressure value in the pressure line (18) is exceeded, the pressure means can be extracted from the first working line (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Grit Geissler, Reinhold Schniederjan, Karl-Heinz Vogl, Markus Gepraegs
  • Publication number: 20080017259
    Abstract: The invention concerns a pressure cutoff valve unit (34) with a shuttle valve (36), which has a first input connection (39) and a second input connection (40), which it is possible to connect to an output depending on the pressures at the input connections (39, 40). The shuttle valve (36) has a shuttle valve closing element (45?), which in a first end position connects the first input connection (39) to the output and in a second end position connects the second input connection (40) to the output. The shuttle valve closing element (45?) can be locked in a position between the two end positions, and in this locked position the first input connection (39) is connected to the second input connection (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Reinhold Schniederjan, Bernhard Adler, Markus Gepraegs