Patents by Inventor Oliver Thode

Oliver Thode 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: 10837573
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electromagnetically operable valve device, comprising a valve housing (10) which has a first fluid connection (P) and a second fluid connection (E), each designed for controlled opening and closing by moving a closure unit (30), and at least one further fluid connection (A) provided on the valve housing, which forms a fluid channel (46) to the first or second fluid connection that can be intermittently interrupted by the closure unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ETO MAGNETIC GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver Thode, Viktor Raff
  • Patent number: 10830371
    Abstract: An electromagnetic valve has an armature (22) movable along an axial direction in a valve housing (14) as a reaction to current flowing through a stationary coil (16) and which at one axial end has a sealing member (28) designed to interact with a valve seat (32) assigned to a first valve inlet (P), wherein at least one second valve inlet and/or outlet (A, R) in the valve housing can be opened to the first valve inlet (P) by action of the armature, and wherein the sealing member is provided as sealing bodies (28) on a portion (26) of the armature of narrowed diameter, such that the sealing body having a larger diameter compared to the narrowed portion can be moved by movement of the armature between sealing positions formed at both axial ends of the sealing body, wherein the sealing body (28) is a component separate from the narrowed portion and/or releasable therefrom and has a sealing portion (42) made of a polymer and/or rubber material, and also a support portion (40) made of a material different than and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Viktor Raff, Oliver Thode
  • Patent number: 10830363
    Abstract: An electromagnetic valve device having a fluid inlet port (1), which is formed in a valve casing (10), for a fluid to be switched, in particular pneumatic fluid, a working port (2), which is realized in the valve casing, for the fluid and locking component(s) (14), which are moveably guided in the valve casing along an axial direction and which are realized for interacting with a valve seat (26) formed in the valve casing and opening a fluid flow path between the fluid inlet port and the working port and which are moveably realized via fluid switched by means of electromagnetic positioning means (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Thode, Viktor Raff
  • Publication number: 20200240541
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electromagnetically operable valve device, comprising a valve housing (10) which has a first fluid connection (P) and a second fluid connection (E), each designed for controlled opening and closing by moving a closure unit (30), and at least one further fluid connection (A) provided on the valve housing, which forms a fluid channel (46) to the first or second fluid connection that can be intermittently interrupted by the closure unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: ETO MAGNETIC GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver THODE, Viktor RAFF
  • Publication number: 20200124201
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electromagnetic hinged armature valve device with armature means (14) which are configured for interaction with a stationary valve seat (22), are articulated such that they can be pivoted and/or folded in a housing of the valve device relative to stationary core means (16) and coil means (12) which surround them at least in sections, and which armature means (14) are configured to close or open the valve seat as a reaction to an energization of the coil means, wherein a coil carrier assembly (10) which supports a winding of the coil means and encloses the core means and a valve seat assembly (24) which configures the valve seat are configured in such a way that both can be adjusted with respect to one another for assembly of the valve seat device and can then preferably be connected non-releasably to one another, and, in a connected state or assembled state, limit and/or define a pivoting or folding stroke of the armature means which configure at least one flat side, which pivoting
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Thode, Viktor Raff
  • Patent number: 10242786
    Abstract: An electromagnetic valve for safety-related pneumatic systems in motor vehicles, with an armature (9), which, by means of current supplied to an electrical winding (6), can be displaced axially relative to a core (13) and relative to a first valve seat (2), inside an inner channel of a coil carrier carrying the winding (6) on a winding section, wherein, in the armature (9) is arranged a guide channel, into which projects axially a guide pin (3) formed integrally with the coil carrier (1), so as to guide the armature (9) in the course of its axial displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Viktor Raff, Oliver Thode
  • Patent number: 10217554
    Abstract: A bistable electromagnetic actuator device, a permanent magnet means (12; 12a, 12b), as well as an armature unit (18) with an elongate plunger unit (10) extending along a moving direction, wherein said armature unit can be moved into at least one of two end and/or stop positions that are stable in the deenergized state by means of stationary electromagnetic driving means (22), wherein stationary magnetic field detector means (34; 34a, 34b) are assigned to a housing (20), which at least sectionally encloses the armature unit, for the contactless interaction with the permanent magnet means in at least one of the end or stop positions provided for the armature position detection, wherein the plunger unit features a terminal contact and/or engagement section (28) for interacting with an actuating partner in a contacting and non-positive fashion such that a non-positive contact and/or actuation by the actuating partner causes a motion of the armature unit into one of the end or stop positions, in which the armatur
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Thode, Joerg Buerssner
  • Publication number: 20190032799
    Abstract: An electromagnetic valve device having a fluid inlet port (1), which is formed in a valve casing (10), for a fluid to be switched, in particular pneumatic fluid, a working port (2), which is realized in the valve casing, for the fluid and locking component(s) (14), which are moveably guided in the valve casing along an axial direction and which are realized for interacting with a valve seat (26) formed in the valve casing and opening a fluid flow path between the fluid inlet port and the working port and which are moveably realized via fluid switched by means of electromagnetic positioning means (32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Thode, Viktor Raff
  • Publication number: 20190024817
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electromagnetic valve with armature means (22) which are designed to be movable along an axial direction in a valve housing (14) as a reaction to current flowing through stationary coil means (16) and which at one axial end have sealing means (28) designed to interact with a valve seat (32) assigned to a first valve inlet (P), wherein at least one second valve inlet and/or outlet (A, R) in the valve housing can be opened to the first valve inlet (P) by action of the armature means, and wherein the sealing means are provided as sealing bodies (28) on a portion (26) of the armature means of narrowed diameter, such that the sealing body having a larger diameter compared to the narrowed portion can be moved by the movement of the armature means between sealing positions formed at both axial ends of the sealing body, wherein the sealing body (28) designed as a component separate from the narrowed portion and/or designed to be releasable therefrom has a sealing portion (42), made of a po
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Viktor Raff, Oliver Thode
  • Publication number: 20170256348
    Abstract: A bistable electromagnetic actuator device, a permanent magnet means (12; 12a, 12b), as well as an armature unit (18) with an elongate plunger unit (10) extending along a moving direction, wherein said armature unit can be moved into at least one of two end and/or stop positions that are stable in the deenergized state by means of stationary electromagnetic driving means (22), wherein stationary magnetic field detector means (34; 34a, 34b) are assigned to a housing (20), which at least sectionally encloses the armature unit, for the contactless interaction with the permanent magnet means in at least one of the end or stop positions provided for the armature position detection, wherein the plunger unit features a terminal contact and/or engagement section (28) for interacting with an actuating partner in a contacting and non-positive fashion such that a non-positive contact and/or actuation by the actuating partner causes a motion of the armature unit into one of the end or stop positions, in which the armatur
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Thode, Jörg Bürssner
  • Publication number: 20170018345
    Abstract: An electromagnetic valve for safety-related pneumatic systems in motor vehicles, with an armature (9), which, by means of current supplied to an electrical winding (6), can be displaced axially relative to a core (13) and relative to a first valve seat (2), inside an inner channel of a coil carrier carrying the winding (6) on a winding section, wherein, in the armature (9) is arranged a guide channel, into which projects axially a guide pin (3) formed integrally with the coil carrier (1), so as to guide the armature (9) in the course of its axial displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: ETO MAGNETIC GMBH
    Inventors: Viktor RAFF, Oliver THODE
  • Patent number: 9236175
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuating apparatus having an armature unit, which can be moved through a movement distance in an axial direction relative to a stationary core unit and in reaction to an operating current being passed through a coil unit, which armature unit magnetically interacts axially at one end with the core unit over a control range which at least partially overlaps axially along the movement distance, which, as a section of the armature unit, has a first profile section and, as a section of the core unit, has a second profile section, with an air gap formed between them and forms an extent at right angles to the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Thode, Viktor Raff
  • Patent number: 9117583
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator device, comprising a coil unit (14), which surrounds a first yoke section (13) of a stationary yoke unit and can be activated by energizing the coil unit; and armature elements (10, 12), which are guided so as to be movable relative to the yoke unit and which interact with an output-side actuating partner and which can be driven in order to perform an actuating movement. The armature elements interact with at least one second yoke section (15, 16) of the yoke unit to form an air gap (26, 28) for a magnetic flux produced by the activated coil unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Raphael Bory, Jonas Boll, Daniela Haerter, Robert Steyer, Philipp Terhorst, Thomas Schiepp, Markus Laufenberg, Oliver Thode, Viktor Raff
  • Patent number: 8901786
    Abstract: Actuator having a drive element (16) which can be driven in reaction to electrical operation of a coil device (14), said drive element consisting of a magnetic shape-memory material and being designed to transmit mechanical drive energy to an actuating partner (28), wherein the drive element, which is in the form of an expansion unit (16) and is aligned such that it extends in a drive direction (22), is associated with a pair of laterally adjacent magnetic flux guide elements (18, 20) for a magnetic flux produced by the coil device, such that the magnetic flux is guided between the flux guide elements through the expansion unit and transversely with respect to the drive direction, the coil device (14) being provided such that it is circumferential around the expansion unit (16) which extends axially in the drive direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Laufenberg, Oliver Thode
  • Patent number: 8729992
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator device has a core unit with a coil device designed to cooperate with armature units displaceably guided relative to the core unit in response to current applied to the coil device, wherein the core unit is designed to cooperate with a plurality of spatially separated plunger units of the armatures so that an electromagnetic interaction takes place with the plurality of plunger units in response to current applied to a coil of the coil device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Schiepp, Oliver Thode
  • Publication number: 20140125437
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator device, comprising a coil unit (14), which surrounds a first yoke section (13) of a stationary yoke unit and can be activated by energizing the coil unit; and armature elements (10, 12), which are guided so as to be movable relative to the yoke unit and which interact with an output-side actuating partner and which can be driven in order to perform an actuating movement. The armature elements interact with at least one second yoke section (15, 16) of the yoke unit to form an air gap (26, 28) for a magnetic flux produced by the activated coil unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: EOT Magnetic GmbH a corporation
    Inventors: Raphael Bory, Jonas Boll, Daniela Härter, Robert Steyer, Philipp Terhorst, Thomas Schiepp, Markus Laufenberg, Oliver Thode, Viktor Raff
  • Publication number: 20130265125
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuating apparatus having an armature unit, which can be moved through a movement distance in an axial direction relative to a stationary core unit and in reaction to an operating current being passed through a coil unit, which armature unit magnetically interacts axially at one end with the core unit over a control range which at least partially overlaps axially along the movement distance, which, as a section of the armature unit, has a first profile section and, as a section of the core unit, has a second profile section, with an air gap formed between them and forms an extent at right angles to the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: ETO MAGNETIC GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Thode, Viktor Raff
  • Publication number: 20130002057
    Abstract: Actuator having a drive element (16) which can be driven in reaction to electrical operation of a coil device (14), said drive element consisting of a magnetic shape-memory material and being designed to transmit mechanical drive energy to an actuating partner (28), wherein the drive element, which is in the form of an expansion unit (16) and is aligned such that it extends in a drive direction (22), is associated with a pair of laterally adjacent magnetic flux guide elements (18, 20) for a magnetic flux produced by the coil device, such that the magnetic flux is guided between the flux guide elements through the expansion unit and transversely with respect to the drive direction, the coil device (14) being provided such that it is circumferential around the expansion unit (16) which extends axially in the drive direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: ETO MAGNETIC GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Laufenberg, Oliver Thode
  • Patent number: 8237430
    Abstract: The displacement sensor (100) includes a rod (103) including a conical convex graduated magnetically anomalous region (105) and a magnetic sensor (110) located in close proximity to the concical convex graduated magnetically anomalous region (105). The magnetic sensor (110) generates a positional signal that is related to the position of the concical convex graduated magnetically anomalous region (105) in relation to the magnetic sensor (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Norgren GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Thode, Jorg Siebert, Martin Rust
  • Publication number: 20110267159
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator device has a core unit with a coil device designed to cooperate with armature units displaceably guided relative to the core unit in response to current applied to the coil device, wherein the core unit is designed to cooperate with a plurality of spatially separated plunger units of the armatures so that an electromagnetic interaction takes place with the plurality of plunger units in response to current applied to a coil of the coil device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: ETO MAGNETIC GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Schiepp, Oliver Thode