Patents by Inventor Maximilian Soellner

Maximilian Soellner 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: 20200306816
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a bearing cage includes providing a bearing cage blank made from a metal plate, the cage blank including a cylindrical flange extending from a disk-shaped wall, punching a plurality of first openings through the cylindrical flange in a first direction to form a plurality of snap surfaces, and punching a plurality of second openings through the cylindrical wall in a second direction opposite the first direction to form a plurality of pockets. The second openings intersect at least two of the first openings, and punching the pockets removes a body of material from between the at least two of the first openings. Also a bearing cage formed by the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Berthold Beyfuss, Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Alfred Radina, Jonas Schierling, Maximilian Soellner, Stefan Volpert
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 20190010986
    Abstract: A method for attaching a bearing carrier having an opening to an outer ring of a bearing includes placing the bearing carrier against a first body that is not the outer ring of the bearing, pressing the first body against a first location on the bearing carrier with a force having a radial component to increase a width of the opening of the bearing carrier, placing the opening of the bearing carrier on the outer ring of the bearing while maintaining the force, and releasing the force after placing the bearing carrier on the outer ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Friedrich, Berthold Beyfuss, Alfred Radina, Maximilian Soellner, Stefan Volpert