Patents by Inventor Michael Pribek

Michael Pribek 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: 11215088
    Abstract: A preassembled module for a variable-lift valve drive of an internal combustion engine is provided for installation into a cylinder head. The module has a base plate with an electric linear actuator which lies on an upper side of the base plate. A guide plate, which lies on the upper side, has an outer side wall arranged to guide a slide piece. The guide piece extends below the base plate two downwardly pointing actuating fingers. Each respective actuating finger has a contact surface for moving a transverse coupling slide of a switchable rocker arm. The slide piece has a bracket which protrudes over the guide plate with a contact landing arm which runs transversely relative to the electric linear actuator. An actuator-side end of the contact landing arm is in contact with an actuating pin of the electric linear actuator to move the slide piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Biermann, Benedikt Noe, Martin Steigerwald, Michael Pribek, Frank Himsel
  • Patent number: 11193396
    Abstract: A pre-assembled module for a variable-stroke valve drive of an internal combustion engine is provided. The module includes a base plate having at least one projecting guide plate, an e-linear actuator positioned on the projecting guide plate, and a longitudinally guided push rod with two adjusting fingers extending along a wall of the guide plate. Each respective adjusting finger has a contact surface for displacement of a transverse coupling slide of a switchable cam follower. A rocker arm, having first and second arms, is suspended on an underside of the base plate; the first arm in contact with an adjusting pin of the linear actuator; and, the second arm in contact with the push rod for displacement thereof in a first direction. A spring means for displacement of the push rod in a second direction is arranged between the push rod and the guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Biermann, Benedikt Noe, Martin Steigerwald, Michael Pribek, Frank Himsel
  • Publication number: 20210324767
    Abstract: A preassembled module for a variable-lift valve drive of an internal combustion engine is provided for installation into a cylinder head. The module has a base plate with an electric linear actuator which lies on an upper side of the base plate. A guide plate, which lies on the upper side, has an outer side wall arranged to guide a slide piece. The guide piece extends below the base plate two downwardly pointing actuating fingers. Each respective actuating finger has a contact surface for moving a transverse coupling slide of a switchable rocker arm. The slide piece has a bracket which protrudes over the guide plate with a contact landing arm which runs transversely relative to the electric linear actuator. An actuator-side end of the contact landing arm is in contact with an actuating pin of the electric linear actuator to move the slide piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Biermann, Benedikt Noe, Martin Steigerwald, Michael Pribek, Frank Himsel
  • Patent number: 10774695
    Abstract: A pipe for supplying pressure medium to valve train elements, including: an outer wall; a partition located inward of the outer wall and twisted in a spiral along the outer wall; a first gallery formed by the partition and the outer wall; a second gallery formed by the partition and the outer wall and separate from the first gallery; and a plurality of overflow openings. Each overflow opening opens to the first gallery or to the second gallery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Pribek, Frank Himsel, Jihnwan Jeon
  • Publication number: 20200011212
    Abstract: A pre-assembled module for a variable-stroke valve drive of an internal combustion engine is provided. The module includes a base plate having at least one projecting guide plate, an e-linear actuator positioned on the projecting guide plate, and a longitudinally guided push rod with two adjusting fingers extending along a wall of the guide plate. Each respective adjusting finger has a contact surface for displacement of a transverse coupling slide of a switchable cam follower. A rocker arm, having first and second arms, is suspended on an underside of the base plate; the first arm in contact with an adjusting pin of the linear actuator; and, the second arm in contact with the push rod for displacement thereof in a first direction. A spring means for displacement of the push rod in a second direction is arranged between the push rod and the guide plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Biermann, Benedikt Noe, Martin Steigerwald, Michael Pribek, Frank Himsel
  • Publication number: 20180298791
    Abstract: A pipe for supplying pressure medium to valve train elements, including: an outer wall; a partition located inward of the outer wall and twisted in a spiral along the outer wall; a first gallery formed by the partition and the outer wall; a second gallery formed by the partition and the outer wall and separate from the first gallery; and a plurality of overflow openings. Each overflow opening opens to the first gallery or to the second gallery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Pribek, Frank Himsel, Jihnwan Jeon