Patents by Inventor Robert THEIL

Robert THEIL 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: 10800393
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring the condition of a service brake for a vehicle is provided. The service brake includes at least one linear path detection device for each service brake unit. The method includes reading a position signal of a service brake component from the path detection device over time or a time period, reading a pressure signal, a control signal and/or a lining wear signal, evaluating the position signal in order to determine at least one condition parameter of the service brake determined using the pressure signal, the control signal and/or the lining wear signal, and providing the condition parameter of the service brake to an interface for use in subsequent brake applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Falk Hecker, Robert Theil, Alexander Werth
  • Patent number: 10704629
    Abstract: An electric-wear adjusting device of a motor vehicle disc brake is provided for adjusting friction surface wear on the brake linings and brake disc of the disc brake having. having a brake application device, preferably with a rotary brake lever. The adjusting device includes an electric motor, a gear mechanism, and an output element. The output element is connected rotationally fixed to a clamping sleeve. The clamping sleeve has inwardly projecting longitudinal ribs on an inner side configured to cooperate with axial grooves of a threaded plunger of a wear-adjuster spindle unit. Also provided is a corresponding disc brake having the electric wear-adjusting device, and a method for measuring and setting air play and measuring wear of a disc brake having the electric wear-adjusting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Fuchs, Robert Theil, Csaba Mlinarcsek, Janos Toth, Peter Kovacsik, Robert Trimpe
  • Patent number: 10661774
    Abstract: A method is provided for increasing the operational safety of at least one thermally stressed functional part of at least one vehicle brake, in particular of a commercial vehicle and/or a trailer, and/or for reducing brake wear and/or drive power, wherein the method has the following steps: inputting a temperature signal of the at least one brake, which temperature signal represents at least one temperature of the brake and/or of a functional part of the brake detected by at least one sensor, and inputting a brake request signal and/or brake pressure signal for the at least one brake; determining a thermal error condition by using the temperature signal and the brake requirement signal and/or brake pressure signal; and providing an adapted brake requirement signal and/or adapted brake pressure signal using the determined thermal error condition in order to increase the operational safety of the at least one functional part of the at least one vehicle brake exposed to thermal stress, and/or to reduce the brake
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Falk Hecker, Werner Koch, Mathias Mayr, Robert Theil, Alexander Werth
  • Patent number: 10654462
    Abstract: In a method for avoiding an overheating of a brake of a vehicle, in particular of a commercial vehicle and/or a trailer, a first temperature signal and at least a second temperature signal are read in, with the first temperature signal representing a temperature of the brake and/or of a functional part of the brake, and the at least second temperature signal representing at least one additional temperature of at least one additional brake of the vehicle. An error state of the brake is detected using the first temperature signal and the second temperature signal in order to avoid an overheating of the brake. A control device for carrying out the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Falk Hecker, Werner Koch, Mathias Mayr, Robert Theil, Alexander Werth
  • Patent number: 10138962
    Abstract: A sliding caliper disk brake is provided, in which a stationary brake carrier configured to carry a brake caliper includes two pairs of carrier horns, one pair of which supports a reaction-side brake pad and one pair of which supports an application side brake pad. The spacing between the reaction-side pair of carrier horns is larger than the spacing between the application-side pair of carrier horns. The reaction-side brake pad and reaction-side pair of carrier horns may be shorter than the corresponding application-side brake pad and carrier horns. The arrangement of the brake carrier, the brake caliper and the brake pads permits reduction in disk brake weight, cost and brake carrier stresses while providing desired brake thermal, mechanical and service life performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Abdelaziz Rguichi, Philipp Adamczyk, Matthias Klingner, Alexander Werth, Michael Peschel, Robert Theil
  • Publication number: 20180223922
    Abstract: A disc brake and a brake lining for a commercial vehicle are provided. The disc brake includes a brake caliper on a stationary brake carrier and straddling a brake disc. The brake carrier has at least one brake lining space, in particular two brake lining spaces, each of which is delimited by lateral brake carrier lugs and accommodates a brake lining. At least one respective dimensionally stable blocking element is provided as a counter bearing against the insertion direction of the brake pads. The blocking elements are supported on the brake pads and/or or the brake carrier and are held on the brake carrier and/or on the brake pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Jens FRICKE, Werner KOCH, Robert THEIL, Andreas PETSCHKE, Wolfgang PAHLE, Tobias SCHOEFBERGER, Alexander WERTH, Matthias ADELUNG, Markus GERHARDINGER, Julian DAHLENBURG
  • Publication number: 20180223933
    Abstract: An electric-wear adjusting device of a motor vehicle disc brake is provided for adjusting friction surface wear on the brake linings and brake disc of the disc brake having. having a brake application device, preferably with a rotary brake lever. The adjusting device includes an electric motor, a gear mechanism, and an output element. The output element is connected rotationally fixed to a clamping sleeve. The clamping sleeve has inwardly projecting longitudinal ribs on an inner side configured to cooperate with axial grooves of a threaded plunger of a wear-adjuster spindle unit. Also provided is a corresponding disc brake having the electric wear-adjusting device, and a method for measuring and setting air play and measuring wear of a disc brake having the electric wear-adjusting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander FUCHS, Robert THEIL, Csaba MLINARCSEK, Janos TOTH, Peter KOVACSIK, Robert TRIMPE
  • Publication number: 20180170340
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring the condition of a service brake for a vehicle is provided. The service brake includes at least one linear path detection device for each service brake unit. The method includes reading a position signal of a service brake component from the path detection device over time or a time period, reading a pressure signal, a control signal and/or a lining wear signal, evaluating the position signal in order to determine at least one condition parameter of the service brake determined using the pressure signal, the control signal and/or the lining wear signal, and providing the condition parameter of the service brake to an interface for use in subsequent brake applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Falk Hecker, Robert Theil, Alexander Werth
  • Publication number: 20180045256
    Abstract: A sliding caliper disk brake is provided, in which a stationary brake carrier configured to carry a brake caliper includes two pairs of carrier horns, one pair of which supports a reaction-side brake pad and one pair of which supports an application side brake pad. The spacing between the reaction-side pair of carrier horns is larger than the spacing between the application-side pair of carrier horns. The reaction-side brake pad and reaction-side pair of carrier horns may be shorter than the corresponding application-side brake pad and carrier horns. The arrangement of the brake carrier, the brake caliper and the brake pads permits reduction in disk brake weight, cost and brake carrier stresses while providing desired brake thermal, mechanical and service life performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Abdelaziz RGUICHI, Philipp ADAMCZYK, Matthias KLINGNER, Alexander WERTH, Michael PESCHEL, Robert THEIL
  • Publication number: 20180037209
    Abstract: In a method for avoiding an overheating of a brake of a vehicle, in particular of a commercial vehicle and/or a trailer, a first temperature signal and at least a second temperature signal are read in, with the first temperature signal representing a temperature of the brake and/or of a functional part of the brake, and the at least second temperature signal representing at least one additional temperature of at least one additional brake of the vehicle. An error state of the brake is detected using the first temperature signal and the second temperature signal in order to avoid an overheating of the brake. A control device for carrying out the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Falk HECKER, Werner KOCH, Mathias MAYR, Robert THEIL, Alexander WERTH
  • Publication number: 20180037210
    Abstract: A method is provided for increasing the operational safety of at least one thermally stressed functional part of at least one vehicle brake, in particular of a commercial vehicle and/or a trailer, and/or for reducing brake wear and/or drive power, wherein the method has the following steps: inputting a temperature signal of the at least one brake, which temperature signal represents at least one temperature of the brake and/or of a functional part of the brake detected by at least one sensor, and inputting a brake request signal and/or brake pressure signal for the at least one brake; determining a thermal error condition by using the temperature signal and the brake requirement signal and/or brake pressure signal; and providing an adapted brake requirement signal and/or adapted brake pressure signal using the determined thermal error condition in order to increase the operational safety of the at least one functional part of the at least one vehicle brake exposed to thermal stress, and/or to reduce the brake
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Falk HECKER, Werner KOCH, Mathias MAYR, Robert THEIL, Alexander WERTH
  • Patent number: 9810275
    Abstract: A sliding caliper disk brake is provided, in which a stationary brake carrier configured to carry a brake caliper includes two pairs of carrier horns, one pair of which supports a reaction-side brake pad and one pair of which supports an application side brake pad. The spacing between the reaction-side pair of carrier horns is larger than the spacing between the application-side pair of carrier horns. The reaction-side brake pad and reaction-side pair of carrier horns may be shorter than the corresponding application-side brake pad and carrier horns. The arrangement of the brake carrier, the brake caliper and the brake pads permits reduction in disk brake weight, cost and brake carrier stresses while providing desired brake thermal, mechanical and service life performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Abdelaziz Rguichi, Philipp Adamczyk, Matthias Klingner, Alexander Werth, Michael Peschel, Robert Theil
  • Publication number: 20160208870
    Abstract: A sliding caliper disk brake is provided, in which a stationary brake carrier configured to carry a brake caliper includes two pairs of carrier horns, one pair of which supports a reaction-side brake pad and one pair of which supports an application side brake pad. The spacing between the reaction-side pair of carrier horns is larger than the spacing between the application-side pair of carrier horns. The reaction-side brake pad and reaction-side pair of carrier horns may be shorter than the corresponding application-side brake pad and carrier horns. The arrangement of the brake carrier, the brake caliper and the brake pads permits reduction in disk brake weight, cost and brake carrier stresses while providing desired brake thermal, mechanical and service life performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Abdelaziz RGUICHI, Philipp ADAMCZYK, Matthias KLINGNER, Alexander WERTH, Michael PESCHEL, Robert THEIL
  • Publication number: 20080236960
    Abstract: A disc brake for a utility vehicle includes a caliper which straddles the brake disc, in addition to functional parts which are arranged outside of the caliper, as drive parts of an adjusting device, which are encapsulated by a cover fixed to the outside of the caliper. The disc brake is configured in such a way that the cover is connected in a material integral manner to the caliper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: Knorr-Bremse Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Robert THEIL, Tobias Linke