Patents by Inventor Markus Volkmuth

Markus Volkmuth 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: 20200256389
    Abstract: A sheet metal bearing cage segment includes first and second ring sections, bridges connecting the ring sections to form pockets for rolling elements and a circumferentially facing joint edge configured to be connected to another circumferentially facing joint edge. The joint edge is disposed such that it will be located in one of the bridges after the joint edge is connected to the another circumferentially facing joint edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256390
    Abstract: A sheet metal bearing cage segment includes a first sheet metal ring section, at least one second sheet metal ring section, and a plurality of bridges connecting the first ring section and the at least one second ring section to each other, adjacent pairs of the bridges forming pockets configured to receive at least one rolling element. At least one edge of the first ring section and/or at least one edge of the at least one second ring section and/or of one of the bridges is at least partially formed by laser cutting. Also a method of forming a sheet metal bearing cage at least partially by laser cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256387
    Abstract: A bearing cage segment of a sheet metal cage includes first and second sheet metal ring sections and bridges therebetween defining a plurality of pockets for receiving rolling elements. A first circumferential joint edge of the segment is configured to connect to a second circumferential joint edge of the segment or to a second joint edge of another segment, and the first joint edge includes at least one alignment element, such as a projection or contour, that is configured to align the first joint edge radially, axially and/or circumferentially against the second joint edge which may include a complementary alignment element such as a recess or complementary contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256388
    Abstract: A sheet metal bearing cage segment includes a first ring section, at least one second ring section and a plurality of bridges connecting the first and second ring sections and forming pockets for receiving at least one rolling element. The first ring section and/or the at least one second ring section includes a circumferentially facing joint edge configured to be connected to another circumferentially facing joint edge to form a to-be-formed pocket. The joint is spaced from the plurality of bridges, and the joint edge is formed by laser cutting. The joint edge may include a chamfer on a radially outer side and/or on a radially inner side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256391
    Abstract: A sheet metal bearing cage segment includes a first ring section, at least one second ring section, and a plurality of bridges connecting the first and second ring sections to each other and defining a plurality of pockets between the bridges. The bearing cage segment includes first and second circumferentially directed joint edges, the first joint edge is configured to connect to the second joint edge of the bearing cage segment or to a second joint edge of another sheet metal bearing cage segment, and the first joint edge includes at least one body of welding material projecting from the joint edge. The body of welding material may be pressed against the second joint edge while leaving a gap between the joint edges, and the welding material can be liquified by a resistance welding process to connect the joint edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20200256392
    Abstract: A sheet-metal bearing cage segment has a first ring section, at least one second ring section and a plurality of bridges connecting the first ring section and the at least one second ring section to each other such that a pocket for receiving at least one rolling element is formed between each circumferentially adjacent pair of the bridges. The first and/or second ring section includes at least one recess on the radially inner side and/or the radially outer side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Norbert Huhn, Thomas Kettner, Manfred Mattes, Harald Metz, Achim Mueller, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Markus Volkmuth
  • Patent number: 8793878
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a rolling-element bearing includes forming an inner ring from a steel having a sulfur content of 0.002 to 0.015 mass % and an oxygen content of less than 15 ppm, subjecting the inner ring to a hardening heat treatment that ends by performing a final heat treatment step at a predetermined temperature, cold working the inner-ring raceway to generate compressive residual stresses at least in a surface layer of the inner-ring raceway, subjecting the inner ring to a bluing treatment and subjecting the blued inner ring to a thermal post-treatment process at a temperature below the predetermined temperature of the final hardening heat treatment step. The resulting rolling-element bearing may exhibit compressive residual stresses having an absolute value of at least 200 MPa at 0.1 mm beneath the outer surface of the inner-ring raceway and a maximum value of 1500 MPa or less throughout the inner ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Juergen Gegner, Wolfgang Nierlich, Armin Olschewski, Kenred Stadler, Arno Stubenrauch, Markus Volkmuth
  • Publication number: 20130251298
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a rolling-element bearing includes forming an inner ring from a steel having a sulfur content of 0.002 to 0.015 mass % and an oxygen content of less than 15 ppm, subjecting the inner ring to a hardening heat treatment that ends by performing a final heat treatment step at a predetermined temperature, cold working the inner-ring raceway to generate compressive residual stresses at least in a surface layer of the inner-ring raceway, subjecting the inner ring to a bluing treatment and subjecting the blued inner ring to a thermal post-treatment process at a temperature below the predetermined temperature of the final hardening heat treatment step. The resulting rolling-element bearing may exhibit compressive residual stresses having an absolute value of at least 200 MPa at 0.1 mm beneath the outer surface of the inner-ring raceway and a maximum value of 1500 MPa or less throughout the inner ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Juergen Gegner, Wolfgang Nierlich, Armin Olschewski, Kenred Stadler, Arno Stubenrauch, Markus Volkmuth
  • Patent number: 8414193
    Abstract: A retaining element is disposed between two adjacent roller bodies of a roller bearing having an inner ring and an outer ring. The inner ring has an inner ring track with an inner radius and the outer ring has an outer ring track with an outer radius. Center points of the roller bodies are disposed along a pitch circle having a pitch circle radius. The retaining element extends radially inward from the pitch circle over at least 90% of the difference between the pitch circle radius and the inner radius and extends radially outward from the pitch circle over up to 50% of the difference between the outer radius and the pitch circle radius or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Robert Grüll, Rut Heemskerk, Stefan Pampel, Markus Volkmuth, Jürgen Reichert
  • Publication number: 20100278470
    Abstract: A retaining element is disposed between two adjacent roller bodies of a roller bearing having an inner ring and an outer ring. The inner ring has an inner ring track with an inner radius and the outer ring has an outer ring track with an outer radius. Center points of the roller bodies are disposed along a pitch circle having a pitch circle radius. The retaining element extends radially inward from the pitch circle over at least 90% of the difference between the pitch circle radius and the inner radius and extends radially outward from the pitch circle over up to 50% of the difference between the outer radius and the pitch circle radius or vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Robert Grull, Rut Heemskerk, Stefan Pampel, Markus Volkmuth, Jurgen Reichert