Patents by Inventor Norbert Huhn

Norbert Huhn 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 20200208257
    Abstract: A method for coating a substrate with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) layer using a PECVD method with plasma generation by a magnetron target (magnetron PECVD) in a vacuum chamber, in which the magnetron, which is provided with the target, and the substrate are arranged, includes introducing at least one reactant gas into the plasma generated by the magnetron target in the vacuum chamber, as a result of which fragments of the reactive gas are formed, which are deposited forming the DLC layer on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Jan HAGEN, Norbert HUHN, Julian LINGNER
  • Publication number: 20200181780
    Abstract: A coated substrate, includes a coating that includes, starting from the substrate in this order: a) a layer of diamond-like carbon (DLC), b) a metallic, single-ply or multi-ply layer, and c) an oxygen barrier layer, wherein the metallic, single-ply or multi-ply layer contains b1) tin or tin and at least one alloying element for tin, which are present unalloyed and/or alloyed, or b2) magnesium and at least one alloying element for magnesium, which are present unalloyed and/or alloyed. The coated substrate protects the DLC layer, as a result of which said layer can be tempered. The coating has good mechanical stability and good aging stability before heat treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Julian LINGNER, Jan HAGEN, Norbert HUHN, Julie RUFF
  • Publication number: 20200086451
    Abstract: A method includes providing a metal ring and pastelessly slide-grinding at least one surface of the metal ring with grinding bodies, preferably until a predefined surface topography of the metal ring is achieved, which surface topography preferably has an Rsk value that is greater than or equal to ?0.25 and/or an Rk value between 0.3 and 1.35 and/or Rpk value between 0.05 and 0.4 and/or an Rvk value between 0.2 and 1.2 and/or an Ra value between 0.1 and 0.4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Norbert Huhn, Thomas Fetzer, Ulrich Lang, Ralph Meeuwenoord, Patrice Ribault
  • Patent number: 10195694
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing at least one synchronizing ring includes providing a rough-turned blank made from a hardenable material that is in a not-hardened state and laser-cutting the rough-turned blank to form the at least one synchronizing ring, the laser cutting being performed with an energy chosen to be sufficient to selectively harden at least a portion of the material in a region along which the laser cutting occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Thomas Fetzer, Norbert Huhn, Ulrich Lang, Patrice Ribault
  • Publication number: 20180208503
    Abstract: A material includes a transparent substrate coated with a stack of thin layers including at least one silver-based functional metal coating, at least two dielectric coatings including at least one dielectric layer, so that each functional metal coating is positioned between two dielectric coatings, wherein the functional metal coating includes at least 1% by weight of indium relative to the weight of silver and indium in the functional metal coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Jan HAGEN, Norbert HUHN
  • Patent number: 9759259
    Abstract: A rolling-element bearing with line contact includes bearing inner and outer parts having running surfaces, and at least one rolling element is disposed between and makes line contact with the bearing inner and outer parts. A width of the outer running surface and/or a width of the inner running surface is narrower at least in a first circumferential partial region than a length of the rolling-element, and in the first partial region the bearing outer part running surface and/or the bearing inner part running surface extends obliquely to a rolling direction of the at least one rolling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Riad Bauch, Eve Goujon, Norbert Huhn
  • Publication number: 20160017920
    Abstract: A radial bearing assembly for supporting an outer part with respect to an inner part, which parts are rotatable relative to each other about a common longitudinal axis, the radial bearing assembly including a bearing seat formed on the outer part or on the inner part and having a width that varies over a circumference of the bearing seat, and assembly including at least one rolling-element in line contact with the bearing seat. The bearing seat includes at least one interruption configured such that the at least one rolling element is supported by the bearing seat along the entire circumference of the radial bearing assembly and such that at least part of the at least one rolling element makes line contact with the bearing seat along the entire circumference of the radial bearing assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Riad Bauch, Eve Goujon, Norbert Huhn
  • Publication number: 20160017921
    Abstract: A rolling-element bearing with line contact includes bearing inner and outer parts having running surfaces, and at least one rolling element is disposed between and makes line contact with the bearing inner and outer parts. A width of the outer running surface and/or a width of the inner running surface is narrower at least in a first circumferential partial region than a length of the rolling-element, and in the first partial region the bearing outer part running surface and/or the bearing inner part running surface extends obliquely to a rolling direction of the at least one rolling element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Riad Bauch, Eve Goujon, Norbert Huhn
  • Publication number: 20160017924
    Abstract: A rolling-element bearing with line contact includes a bearing outer part having a running surface, a bearing inner part having a running surface, and at least one rolling element disposed between the bearing inner part and the bearing outer part. The at least one rolling element is configured to make line contact with the running surface of the bearing outer part and with the running surface of the bearing inner part, and either or both of the bearing inner and outer parts includes at least one lubricant channel that is at least partially open to the running surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Riad Bauch, Eve Goujon, Norbert Huhn
  • Publication number: 20150251276
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing at least one synchronizing ring includes providing a rough-turned blank made from a hardenable material that is in a not-hardened state and laser-cutting the rough-turned blank to form the at least one synchronizing ring, the laser cutting being performed with an energy chosen to be sufficient to selectively harden at least a portion of the material in a region along which the laser cutting occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Fetzer, Norbert Huhn, Ulrich Lang, Patrice Ribault
  • Patent number: 9121458
    Abstract: A ring of a synchronizing device of a vehicle transmission includes a friction surface that interacts with a friction surface of another ring of the synchronizing device and at least one slide surface configured to slidably seat on an abutment surface of the synchronizing device. At least one curved groove is cut into the at least one slide surface by a whirling milling operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Alexander Dilje, Norbert Huhn, Ulrich Lang
  • Patent number: 8947757
    Abstract: An electrochromic glazing containing: a substrate including a layer structure thereon, which contains a first and second electrode layer, between which a first and second electrochemically active layer are situated, which each reversibly incorporate ions, wherein the first active layer contains an electrochromic material and the two active layers are separated from each other by an electrolyte layer, the layer structure being subdivided into series-connected electrochromic cells by a transition zone comprising: a first trench; a second trench; and a third trench between the first and second trenches, wherein the first and second trenches subdivide the first and second electrode layers into first electrode sections electrically insulated from each other and second electrode sections electrically insulated from each other, respectively, and the third trench is filled with an electrically conductive material, by which the first and second electrode sections of the cells adjacent the transition zone are electrica
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Li-Ya Yeh, Philippe Letocart, Bastien Royer, Norbert Huhn
  • Publication number: 20150013848
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a torque transmission mechanism between a starter motor and a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine, comprising a one-way clutch including an outer ring fast in rotation with the crankshaft via a front plate. This method comprises the following steps: a) forging the outer ring out of carburizing steel, b) carburizing the outer ring, c) tempering the outer ring, d) grinding an inner surface of the outer ring, e) manufacturing the front plate out of standard low equivalent carbon content steel, and f) assembling the front plate and the outer ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Nicolas BERRUET, Charles CHAMBONNEAU, François CHAMPALOU, Richard CORBETT, Norbert HUHN, Yves-André LIVERATO, Patrice RIBAULT
  • Publication number: 20150014119
    Abstract: A torque transmission mechanism for an internal combustion engine, adapted to transmit a starting torque from a starter motor to a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine. The torque transmission mechanism includes a ring gear that transmits the starting torque, a one-way clutch disposed between the ring gear and the crankshaft, a bearing including a first ring coupled in rotation with the gear ring and a second ring coupled in rotation with the crankshaft and a front plate for coupling in rotation the crankshaft with the one-way clutch. The front plate is coupled in rotation with the crankshaft via the second ring of the bearing, by welding along a direction parallel to a central axis of the second ring of the bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Nicolas BERRUET, Charles CHAMBONNEAU, François CHAMPALOU, Richard CORBETT, Norbert HUHN, Yves-André LIVERATO, Patrice RIBAULT