Patents by Inventor Reiner Künstle

Reiner Künstle 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: 10259520
    Abstract: A seat post for a bicycle comprises a post body having a first end shaped to be connected to a bicycle frame, a second end shaped to be connected to a saddle, at least two longitudinal portions meshing with each other and slidable relative to one another along a longitudinal extension, and a fixing apparatus by which the two longitudinal portions can be fixed to one another in a settable relative position, the fixing apparatus being influenced to selectively fix and unfix by a radio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: Befra Electronic, S.R.O., Gustav Magenwirth GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Butora, Jürgen Beier, Reiner Künstle, Florian Koller, Christoph Kern
  • Publication number: 20190032726
    Abstract: A master cylinder for a hydraulic brake or clutch, the master cylinder comprising a lever and a cylinder housing in which a piston is slidably arranged, wherein the piston is secured against rotation in the cylinder housing, and a piston position detection device having a signal member asymmetrically arranged with respect to a circumference of the piston and a detection member that is at least one of assigned to the signal member and opposite to the signal member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Gustav Magenwirth GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Michael Ruopp, Hubert Eberlein, Joachim Hujer, Reiner Künstle, Jürgen Beier, Stefan Ruckh
  • Publication number: 20180128325
    Abstract: A master cylinder for a hydraulic brake or clutch system, in particular, a handlebar steered vehicle, in particular a bicycle, comprises a housing containing a cylinder chamber, in which are disposed a piston slidable therein and a pressure chamber. A compensation chamber is connected with the pressure chamber through at least one compensation bore. Also provided is a cover closing the housing and a counterpart for mounting the master cylinder on a handlebar tube. Further provided is at least one connecting device for connecting the counterpart with the housing of the master cylinder. Included with the connecting device is a first connecting portion for connecting the cover with the housing of the master cylinder and a second connecting portion for connecting the counterpart with the master cylinder and for mounting the master cylinder on a handlebar tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Gustav Magenwirth GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Michael Ruopp, Hubert Eberlein, Joachim Hujer, Reiner Künstle, Jürgen Beier, Stefan Ruckh
  • Patent number: 9592882
    Abstract: An electronically controlled suspension system for a bicycle includes at least one spring element between first and second parts the bicycle, both parts being movably interconnected. At least one parameter of the spring element is modified. At least one actuator influences the spring element to modify the at least one parameter. An electronic module produces a control signal for the at least one actuator. A control device is influenced by the control signal produced by the electronic module. The control device is connected to at least one of the electronic module and the actuator through a radio signal. A corresponding method controls the suspension system for the bicycle and a computer program executes the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignees: Befra Electronic, S.R.O, Gustav Magenwirth GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Butora, Jürgen Beier, Reiner Künstle, Florian Koller, Christoph Kern
  • Publication number: 20170008584
    Abstract: A seat post for a bicycle comprises a post body having a first end shaped to be connected to a bicycle frame, a second end shaped to be connected to a saddle, at least two longitudinal portions meshing with each other and slidable relative to one another along a longitudinal extension, and a fixing apparatus by which the two longitudinal portions can be fixed to one another in a settable relative position, the fixing apparatus being influenced to selectively fix and unfix by a radio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Butora, Jürgen Beier, Reiner Künstle, Florian Koller, Christoph Kern
  • Publication number: 20150197308
    Abstract: An electronically controlled suspension system for a bicycle includes at least one spring element between first and second parts the bicycle, both parts being movably interconnected. At least one parameter of the spring element is modified. At least one actuator influences the spring element to modify the at least one parameter. An electronic module produces a control signal for the at least one actuator. A control device is influenced by the control signal produced by the electronic module. The control device is connected to at least one of the electronic module and the actuator through a radio signal. A corresponding method controls the suspension system for the bicycle and a computer program executes the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Butora, Jürgen Beier, Reiner Künstle, Florian Koller, Christoph Kern
  • Patent number: 8678415
    Abstract: A lower leg (1) for a suspension fork has two tubes (2, 3) with, in each case, a receptacle device (4, 5) for receiving a stanchion tube displaceably mounted in the receptacle device. Two stabilizers (6, 7) connect those end regions of the two tubes which are opposite the dropouts of the tubes to one another. The lower leg (1) has a stiffening member (8, 9) which connects the two stabilizers to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Gustav Magenwirth GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Lüde, Reiner Künstle
  • Publication number: 20130241171
    Abstract: A lower leg (1) for a suspension fork has two tubes (2, 3) with, in each case, a receptacle device (4, 5) for receiving a stanchion tube displaceably mounted in the receptacle device. Two stabilizers (6, 7) connect those end regions of the two tubes which are opposite the dropouts of the tubes to one another. The lower leg (1) has a stiffening member (8, 9) which connects the two stabilizers to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Gustav Magenwirth GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Lüde, Reiner Künstle
  • Patent number: 8439381
    Abstract: A lower leg (1) for a suspension fork has two tubes (2, 3) with, in each case, a receptacle device (4, 5) for receiving a stanchion tube displaceably mounted in the receptacle device. Two stabilizers (6, 7) connect those end regions of the two tubes which are opposite the dropouts of the tubes to one another. The lower leg (1) has a stiffening member (8, 9) which connects the two stabilizers to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Gustav Magenwirth GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Lüde, Reiner Künstle
  • Publication number: 20110089661
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bicycle axle assembly comprising an axle formed as a carrier part for a hub, a clamping device for clamping the bicycle axle assembly in a bicycle wheel axle holder, and a stop device formed to secure the axle of the bicycle axle assembly in the axial direction in the clamped state of the clamping device. The stop device has a stop member that comprises a stop of the stop device. The stop is springy in the radial direction. The bicycle axle assembly is formed such that the stop, which is springy in the radial direction, secures the axle in the axial direction in the clamped state of the clamping device and releases the axle in the axial direction in the released state of the clamping device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Reiner Künstle
  • Patent number: 7810615
    Abstract: A brake disk for a disk brake, in particular, for motor cycles or bicycles, includes a brake band of a first material which has a high heat resistance and an inner part (20) of a second material which has a lower density than the first material. The brake band and the inner part (20) each have a plurality of extensions, which in each case are arranged in pairs bordering one another. A plurality of connecting elements connect the brake band (10) to the inner part (20) by being received in recesses (13, 23) formed in the extensions. Thus, a divided brake disk has little deformation or wear in the region of the connection between the brake band and the inner part in combination with a low weight. Specifically, the recess (23) is formed in such a way that the connecting line (51) between the ends of the recess (23) is at an angle ? of from 15 to 85° to the tangential direction (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Gustav Magenwirth GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Reiner Künstle, Michael Roupp
  • Publication number: 20100164200
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lower leg (1) for a suspension fork having two tubes (2, 3) with in each case a receptacle device (4, 5) for receiving a stanchion tube displaceably mounted in the receptacle device and with two stabilizers (6, 7) which connect those end regions of the two tubes which are opposite the dropouts of the tubes to one another, the lower leg (1) having a stiffening device (8, 9) which connects the two stabilizers to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: Gustav Magenwirth GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Lüde, Reiner Künstle