Patents by Inventor Michael Schorn

Michael Schorn 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: 10203008
    Abstract: A disc brake rotor has a support hub and coaxial braking band. The support hub has a plurality of radial seats and the braking band has a plurality of connecting elements which transfer torque between the band and the hub. The connecting elements are integral and made as one piece with the braking band and extend from the braking band in order to engage the corresponding radial seats. The connecting elements are surrounded by walls which are integral and made as one piece with the support hub such as to be fastened in the axial direction and in the tangential direction, but capable of sliding in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Freni Brembo S.p.A.
    Inventors: Michael Schorn, Giovanni Mario Tironi, Simone Biondo
  • Patent number: 9206870
    Abstract: The invention relates to a brake disc (1) having a first (2) and a second friction surface (3), wherein the brake disc has at least one first blind hole (4), in particular one first blind bore, and is configured for making reliable wear monitoring of the brake disc possible in such a way that the first blind hole (4) emanates from the first friction surface (2) and ends within the brake disc (1) at a predetermined spacing from the second friction surface (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: TMD Friction Services GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Lange, Michael Schorn
  • Publication number: 20140158486
    Abstract: A disc brake rotor has a support hub and coaxial braking band. The support hub has a plurality of radial seats and the braking band has a plurality of connecting elements which transfer torque between the band and the hub. The connecting elements are integral and made as one piece with the braking band and extend from the braking band in order to engage the corresponding radial seats. The connecting elements are surrounded by walls which are integral and made as one piece with the support hub such as to be fastened in the axial direction and in the tangential direction, but capable of sliding in the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Freni Brembo S.p.A.
    Inventors: Michael Schorn, Giovanni Mario Tironi, Simone Biondo
  • Publication number: 20130299284
    Abstract: The invention relates to a brake disc (1) having a first (2) and a second friction surface (3), wherein the brake disc has at least one first blind hole (4), in particular one first blind bore, and is configured for making reliable wear monitoring of the brake disc possible in such a way that the first blind hole (4) emanates from the first friction surface (2) and ends within the brake disc (1) at a predetermined spacing from the second friction surface (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: TMD Friction Services GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Lange, Michael Schorn
  • Patent number: 8205726
    Abstract: A brake pad (5) for a disc brake (1) that can be associated with a caliper (2) with thrust means (9a, 9b, 9c) for clamping the brake pad (5) with friction against a braking band (4) of a brake disc (41), wherein the brake pad (5) comprises: a plate (6) with a central portion (11) provided with a layer of friction material (7), said central portion (11) having an upper edge (12) and an opposed lower edge (13) and also two lateral edges (6a, 6b) and two support appendages (14) which extend from said lateral edges (6a, 6b) of the central portion (11), each of said support appendages (14) bounding an eye (16) capable of receiving a pin (27) of the caliper (2). The upper edge (12) and lower edge (13) extend substantially along circumferences of a circle imparting an arcuate shape to the central portion (11), and said support appendages (14) are disposed substantially at the height of said lower edge (13) of the brake pad (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Freni Brembo S.p.A.
    Inventors: Michael Schorn, Giovanni Mario Tironi, Enrico Battista Ongaretti, Paolo Sala
  • Patent number: 8196716
    Abstract: A caliper for a disc-brake includes two side walls at a distance from each other which delimit a space to accommodate a portion of a brake disc. The side walls are connected to each other by a connecting structure which straddles the disc space. Each of the side walls delimits at least one seating capable of accommodating a pad. The caliper comprises a thrust to clamp the pads against the brake disc. The thrust is secured to the side walls in such a way that the side walls absorb the entire clamping force and the seatings are capable of securing the pads so that the side walls also absorb the entire braking moment. The connecting structure comprises arc-shaped shells, connected so as to be integral with both the side walls. The slenderness of the shells expressed as the ratio of thickness to circumferential extension relative to an axis of rotation of the brake disc is less than 17/100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Freni Brembo S.p.A.
    Inventors: Michael Schorn, Giovanni Mario Tironi, Enrico Battista Ongaretti, Paolo Sala
  • Publication number: 20080023276
    Abstract: A caliper (1) for a disc-brake comprises two side walls (2) at a distance from each other which delimit a space (3) to accommodate a portion of a brake disc in which one of said two side walls (2) comprises means (4) for attaching the caliper (1) to a vehicle so that it is integral in rotation and in translation. The side walls (2) are connected to each other by means of a connecting structure (5) which straddles the disc space (3). Each of the side walls (2) delimits at least one seating (6) capable of accommodating a pad (7) and the caliper (1) comprises thrust means (8) to clamp the pads (7) against the brake disc, in which the thrust means (8) are secured to the side walls (2) in such a way that the latter absorb the entire clamping force and the seatings (6) are capable of securing the pads (7) in such a way that the side walls (2) also absorb the entire braking moment applicable by the pads (7) to the brake disc by friction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Schorn, Giovanni Mario Tironi, Enrico Battista Ongaretti, Paolo Sala
  • Publication number: 20070246314
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disc for a disc brake comprising a support bell and braking band being coaxial with each other. The support bell has a plurality of radial housings and the braking band has a plurality of connecting elements suitable to connect it to the bell. The connecting elements are integral and made as one piece with said braking band and overhang from the braking band in order to engage the corresponding radial housings. The connecting elements are at least partially surrounded by walls being integral and made as one piece with the support bell such as to be fastened in the axial direction and in the tangential direction and such as to be capable of sliding in the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: FRENI BREMBO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Michael Schorn, Giovanni Tironi, Simone Biondo
  • Publication number: 20070240946
    Abstract: A brake pad (5) for a disc brake (1). that can be associated with a caliper (2) with thrust means (9a, 9b, 9c) for clamping the brake pad (5) with friction against a braking band (4) of a brake disc (41), wherein the brake pad (5) comprises: a plate (6) with a central portion (11) provided with a layer of friction material (7), said central portion (11) having an upper edge (12) and an opposed lower edge (13) and also two lateral edges (6a, 6b) and two support appendages (14) which extend from said lateral edges (6a, 6b) of the central portion (11), each of said support appendages (14) bounding an eye (16) capable of receiving a pin (27) of the caliper (2). The upper edge (12) and lower edge (13) extend substantially along circumferences of a circle imparting an arcuate shape to the central portion (11), and said support appendages (14) are disposed substantially at the height of said lower edge (13) of the brake pad (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: FRENI BREMBO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Michael Schorn, Giovanni Tironi, Enrico Ongaretti, Paolo Sala
  • Patent number: 7234568
    Abstract: A support bracket for a disk brake of the type having a floating caliper comprises securing means for securing the support bracket to the suspension of a vehicle, and support means suitable for slidably supporting a sliding caliper body. The support bracket comprises an inner wall facing the inside of the vehicle and an outer wall opposite the inner wall and spaced therefrom. The inner wall and the outer wall are fixedly joined and arranged one on each side of a disk plane and delimit a space for accommodating a portion of a brake disk. Each of the inner wall and the outer wall forms two pad seats for accommodating pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Freni Brembo S.p.A.
    Inventors: Michael Schorn, Giovanni Mario Tironi, Giovanni Gotti, Enrico Battista Ongaretti
  • Publication number: 20050139438
    Abstract: A support bracket for a disk brake of the type having a floating caliper comprises securing means for securing the support bracket to the suspension of a vehicle, and support means suitable for slidably supporting a sliding caliper body. The support bracket comprises an inner wall facing the inside of the vehicle and an outer wall opposite the inner wall and spaced therefrom. The inner wall and the outer wall are fixedly joined and arranged one on each side of a disk plane and delimit a space for accommodating a portion of a brake disk. Each of the inner wall and the outer wall forms two pad seats for accommodating pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2003
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Schorn, Giovanni Tironi, Giovanni Gotti, Enrico Ongaretti
  • Patent number: 6427810
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spot-type disc brake for automotive vehicle with a floating caliper (2) displaceably borne on a vehicle-fixed brake support (1) and bridging a brake disc as well as brake pads (7,8) arranged on both sides of the brake disc, where the brake pads (7,8) are axially displaceably guided in the brake support (1). To achieve a particularly radially rattle-free fixation of the brake pads (7,8) as well as the floating caliper (2) on the brake support (1), it is provided to support the floating caliper (2) on its, with respect to the vehicle, outside on the brake support (1) through the outer brake pad (7). To this end, the outer brake pad (7) is radially locked on the brake support (1), and the outer brake pad (7) itself on the corresponding housing leg (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co., OHG
    Inventors: Michael Schorn, Karl Störzel, Rudolf Thiel, Rolf-Dieter Betzer, Ralf Sundheim
  • Publication number: 20010013448
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spot-type disc brake for automotive vehicle with a floating caliper (2) displaceably borne on a vehicle-fixed brake support (1) and bridging a brake disc as well as brake pads (7,8) arranged on both sides of the brake disc, where the brake pads (7,8) are axially displaceably guided in the brake support (1). To achieve a particularly radially rattle-free fixation of the brake pads (7,8) as well as the floating caliper (2) on the brake support (1), it is provided to support the floating caliper (2) on its, with respect to the vehicle, outside on the brake support (1) through the outer brake pad (7). To this end, the outer brake pad (7) is radially locked on the brake support (1), and the outer brake pad (7) itself on the corresponding housing leg (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Publication date: August 16, 2001
    Inventors: Michael Schorn, Karl Storzel, Rudolf Thiel, Rolf-Dieter Betzer, Ralf Sundheim
  • 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
  • Patent number: D508000
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Freni Brembo S.p.A.
    Inventors: Michael Schorn, Giovanni Gotti, Giovanni Mario Tironi, Enrico Battista Ongaretti
  • Patent number: D711213
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Schorn