Patents by Inventor Tobias SCHOEFBERGER

Tobias SCHOEFBERGER 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: 20240159283
    Abstract: A brake actuator is disclosed having a transfer element configured to be moved along an actuating direction and to actuate a brake by moving into at least one actuating position; an actuating mechanism configured to move the transfer element into the at least one actuating position to actuate the brake, wherein the actuating mechanism is configured to be movable along the actuating direction; and a distancing mechanism configured to move the actuating mechanism from a non-operating position into an operating position along the actuating direction. The transfer element and the actuating mechanism are configured such that the transfer element is located in the actuating position when the actuating mechanism is located in the non-operating position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Mate HOLLOSI, Michael BLESSING, Matthias KLINGNER, Michael PESCHEL, Zsombor GYOERKE, Csaba MLINARCSEK, Sebastian SCHALLER, Dordo STANKOVIC, Janos SZABO, Csaba KOKREHEL, Levente HOES, Gyula MONORI, Sven KRUEGER, Tobias SCHOEFBERGER
  • Publication number: 20240066999
    Abstract: A method for braking a vehicle driven by an electric driving engine is disclosed, wherein the braking is at least partially performed by the driving engine. The method includes generating a generator output by the driving engine by driving the driving engine in overrun mode by the vehicle, increasing a first voltage level, at which the driving engine is operated, to adjust the generator output to an amount required for the braking, and providing the generator output adjusted to the required amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Daniel GEIS-ESSER, Martin MEDERER, Jochen RETTER, Sven KRUEGER, Tobias SCHOEFBERGER, Dietmar TISSEN
  • Publication number: 20230045605
    Abstract: A method and device for determining a possible deceleration variable of a brake system of a vehicle, wherein the brake system has at least one brake, includes providing a possible control variable value that corresponds to an actual control variable value that can be set by the brake system, wherein the at least one brake is designed to generate a deceleration variable in response to a control variable of said actual control variable value; providing a brake system model that is designed to determine a deceleration variable of the at least one brake from an input control variable value; inputting the possible control variable value into the brake system model; and determining a possible deceleration variable of the at least one brake that corresponds to the possible control variable value by way of the brake system model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventors: Daniel GEIS-ESSER, Tobias SCHOEFBERGER
  • Patent number: 11125286
    Abstract: A disc brake includes a brake caliper that engages over a brake disc and is designed as a sliding caliper. The disc brake has two brake pads which are located in the brake caliper, can be moved in opposite directions and each of which has a pad backing plate with a friction lining secured thereon. An action-side or application-side brake pad of the two brake pads can be pressed against the brake disc by a brake application device with the aid of at least one brake plunger. The brake also includes at least one restoring device, by which the brake caliper can be returned after a displacement and release of the brakes caused by a braking action. The restoring device has a spreading device which engages on the brake pads lying opposite one another and which acts with an identical force in opposition to the respective application direction. The spreading device includes spring-loaded spreading elements, each engaging on its respective pad backing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Fricke, Abdelaziz Rguichi, Thomas Eichler, Oliver Krause, Matthias Klingner, Michael Peschel, Tobias Schoefberger, Philipp Adamczyk, Manfred Schoenauer
  • Patent number: 11078974
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Fricke, Werner Koch, Robert Theil, Andreas Petschke, Wolfgang Pahle, Tobias Schoefberger, Alexander Werth, Matthias Adelung, Markus Gerhardinger, Julian Dahlenburg
  • Patent number: 11078975
    Abstract: A resetting device by which a brake caliper can be reset after a braking-induced displacement and release of a brake. The resetting device has a spreading device which has resilient spreading elements. The spreading device is arranged in a central opening of the brake caliper. The spreading elements engage, outside the friction pads, directly or indirectly on one side at at least two abutment regions arranged spaced apart from one another relative to the center, of the brake pads, where the abutment regions have one abutment surface and one bearing surface on which the spreading elements are movably arranged. The spreading device has spring arms, of which in each case two lie against an associated pad carrier plate, where the spring arms are connected to one another in the central region of the opening. The spring arms are connected to a retaining bow which is attached to a brake carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Fricke, Abdelaziz Rguichi, Thomas Eichler, Oliver Krause, Matthias Klingner, Michael Peschel, Tobias Schoefberger, Philipp Adamczyk, Manfred Schoenauer, Martin Pleintinger, Markus Molnar, Franz Gasslbauer, Martin Tropp
  • Patent number: 10900527
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disk brake for a utility vehicle, comprising a brake caliper, which extends over a brake disk and which is slidably held on at least one guide bar, which is connected to a stationary brake bracket by means of a screw, wherein the screw is fed through the guide bar, is designed in such a way that the guide bar has impressing elements, which are formed on the end face of the guide bar that lies against the brake bracket, at least in a circumferential and/or radial partial region, which impressing elements engage into the brake bracket in an impressed manner in such a way that an interlocking connection and/or a frictional connection is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Hacklberger, Markus Molnar, Christoph Kaiser, Alexander Asen, Jens Fricke, Dimitrij Habermann, Werner Koch, Igor Nesmjanowitsch, Tobias Schoefberger, Christian Stoeger, Alexander Werth, Philipp Krauss
  • Patent number: 10801565
    Abstract: A disc brake for a utility vehicle is provided, having a sliding brake caliper which is fastened to a brake carrier and has a central opening above a brake disc. Two brake pads are acted on by at least one restoring device with resilient spreading elements which engage the brake pads and acts equally against the respective tightening direction. The spreading device is arranged in the central opening such that the spreading elements engage directly or indirectly outside the friction linings in the center region of the pad backing plates or at at least two contact regions of the brake pads arranged at a distance from each other with respect to the center. The contact regions each have a contact surface and a bearing surface, on which the spreading elements are movably arranged. The invention further relates to a corresponding brake pad set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Krause, Matthias Klingner, Michael Peschel, Tobias Schoefberger, Philipp Adamczyk
  • Patent number: 10767714
    Abstract: A disk brake for a vehicle, in particular for a utility vehicle, is provided. The disk brake includes a brake disk, a brake caliper with application and back sections, brake pads having pad back plates with a pad-retaining spring supported under preload by a pad-retaining clip on the brake caliper, and a securing device releasably securing the pad-retaining clip via the pad back plate of the back-side brake pad. The securing device has at least one clip element and at least one retainer. In an installed state, at least one section of the at least one clip element is in engagement with at least one section of the retainer. During installation/removal of the pad-retaining clip, the at least one clip element section can be moved against a spring force. A corresponding brake pad set is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Krause, Matthias Klingner, Tobias Schoefberger
  • Patent number: 10670091
    Abstract: A disc brake includes a brake caliper that engages over a brake disc, the caliper having a central opening over the brake disc. The disc brake has two brake pads which are located in the brake caliper, can be moved in opposite directions and each of which has a pad backing plate with a friction lining secured thereon. An action-side or application-side brake pad of the two brake pads can be pressed against the brake disc by a brake application device with the aid of at least one brake plunger. The brake also has at least one restoring device, by which the brake caliper can be returned. The restoring device has a spreading device which engages on the brake pads lying opposite one another and which acts with an identical force in opposition to the respective application direction. The spreading device has spring-loaded spreading elements, each engaging on its respective pad backing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Fricke, Abdelaziz Rguichi, Thomas Eichler, Oliver Krause, Matthias Klinger, Michael Peschel, Tobias Schoefberger, Philipp Adamczyk, Markus Molnar, Maximilian Hauser, Igor Nesmjanowitsch, Martin Heindl, Christian Brandl, Martin Pleintinger, Natalie Roth, Kerstin Sakel, Franz Gasslbauer, Martin Tropp, Alexander Asen
  • Publication number: 20200141455
    Abstract: A resetting device by which a brake caliper can be reset after a braking-induced displacement and release of a brake. The resetting device has a spreading device which has resilient spreading elements. The spreading device is arranged in a central opening of the brake caliper. The spreading elements engage, outside the friction pads, directly or indirectly on one side at at least two abutment regions arranged spaced apart from one another relative to the center, of the brake pads, where the abutment regions have one abutment surface and one bearing surface on which the spreading elements are movably arranged. The spreading device has spring arms, of which in each case two lie against an associated pad carrier plate, where the spring arms are connected to one another in the central region of the opening. The spring arms are connected to a retaining bow which is attached to a brake carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Jens FRICKE, Abdelaziz RGUICHI, Thomas EICHLER, Oliver KRAUSE, Matthias KLINGNER, Michael PESCHEL, Tobias SCHOEFBERGER, Philipp ADAMCZYK, Manfred SCHOENAUER, Martin PLEINTINGER, Markus MOLNAR, Franz GASSLBAUER, Martin TROPP
  • Patent number: 10563713
    Abstract: A disc brake has a brake caliper, which reaches over a brake disc, is designed as a sliding caliper, is fastened to a stationary brake bracket and has a central opening over the brake disc. Two brake pads, which are arranged in the brake caliper and can be moved in opposite directions each have a backing plate and a friction lining fastened thereto. An action-side brake pad can be pressed against the brake disc by an application device by way of at least one brake piston. At least one restoring device is provided, by which the brake caliper can be returned after displacement and release of the brake caused by braking, wherein the restoring device has a spreading device, which acts on the brake pads lying opposite each other and acts in the same way against each particular application direction and has resilient spreading elements that act on the respective backing plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Fricke, Abdelaziz Rguichi, Thomas Eichler, Oliver Krause, Matthias Klingner, Michael Peschel, Tobias Schoefberger, Philipp Adamczyk, Manfred Schoenauer, Martin Pleintinger, Markus Molnar, Franz Gasslbauer, Martin Tropp
  • Patent number: 10550904
    Abstract: A disc brake for a commercial vehicle has a brake caliper, which straddles a brake disc and is designed as a sliding caliper and is fastened to a stationary brake carrier, two brake pads, which are arranged in the brake caliper and can be moved in opposite directions and which each have a backing plate and a friction lining fastened to the backing plate, of which brake pads an action-side brake pad can be pressed against the brake disc by an application device via a brake piston, and at least one restoring device, by which the brake caliper can be restored after a braking-related displacement and release of the brake. The disc brake is designed such that the restoring device has at least two rods, which lie against the brake pads with spring loading against the respective application directions of the brake pads, of which rods one is designed as a pulling rod and the other is designed as a pushing rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Fricke, Tobias Schoefberger, Philipp Adamczyk, Michael Peschel, Peter Schmidt, Kai Rieck
  • Patent number: 10443667
    Abstract: A disk brake with lower cost and improved maintainability is provided. The brake caliper includes at least one actuating device for actuating the disc brake using a moveably guided bridge. The bridge has at least one threaded hole into which an actuating spindle is displaceably located. A brake disk end of the actuating spindle penetrates a caliper closing plate facing the brake disk. The positioning spindle carries a rotatably-mounted pressure piece which presses a brake pad against the brake disc. The opening is sealed by a bellows retained on the brake caliper on one side and on the pressure piece on the other side. A securing ring non-rotatably located on the actuating spindle and rotatably connected to the thrust piece interacts with the bellows during brake application and/or release to maintain a desired air gap between the brake disk and brake pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Schoefberger, Rudolf Fischer, Peter Balint, Matthias Klingner, Michael Peschel, Ralf Weber
  • Publication number: 20180347651
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disk brake for a utility vehicle, comprising a brake caliper, which extends over a brake disk and which is slidably held on at least one guide bar, which is connected to a stationary brake bracket by means of a screw, wherein the screw is fed through the guide bar, is designed in such a way that the guide bar has impressing elements, which are formed on the end face of the guide bar that lies against the brake bracket, at least in a circumferential and/or radial partial region, which impressing elements engage into the brake bracket in an impressed manner in such a way that an interlocking connection and/or a frictional connection is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Michael HACKLBERGER, Markus MOLNAR, Christoph KAISER, Alexander ASEN, Jens FRICKE, Dimitrij HABERMANN, Werner KOCH, Igor NESMJANOWITSCH, Tobias SCHOEFBERGER, Christian STOEGER, Alexander WERTH, Philipp KRAUSS
  • Publication number: 20180252280
    Abstract: A disk brake for a vehicle, in particular for a utility vehicle, is provided. The disk brake includes a brake disk, a brake caliper with application and back sections, brake pads having pad back plates with a pad-retaining spring supported under preload by a pad-retaining clip on the brake caliper, and a securing device releasably securing the pad-retaining clip via the pad back plate of the back-side brake pad. The securing device has at least one clip element and at least one retainer. In an installed state, at least one section of the at least one clip element is in engagement with at least one section of the retainer. During installation/removal of the pad-retaining clip, the at least one clip element section can be moved against a spring force. A corresponding brake pad set is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Oliver KRAUSE, Matthias KLINGNER, Tobias SCHOEFBERGER
  • Publication number: 20180223921
    Abstract: A disc brake for a utility vehicle is provided, having a sliding brake caliper which is fastened to a brake carrier and has a central opening above a brake disc. Two brake pads are acted on by at least one restoring device with resilient spreading elements which engage the brake pads and acts equally against the respective tightening direction. The spreading device is arranged in the central opening such that the spreading elements engage directly or indirectly outside the friction linings in the center region of the pad backing plates or at at least two contact regions of the brake pads arranged at a distance from each other with respect to the center. The contact regions each have a contact surface and a bearing surface, on which the spreading elements are movably arranged. The invention further relates to a corresponding brake pad set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Oliver KRAUSE, Matthias KLINGNER, Michael PESCHEL, Tobias SCHOEFBERGER, Philipp ADAMCZYK
  • 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: 20180142744
    Abstract: A mounting tool for mounting a brake retaining clip to and/or removing the brake retaining clip from a securing arrangement of a disc brake, wherein the securing arrangement has a securing element, which is fixedly connected to a rear-side backing plate of a rear-side brake pad of the associated disc brake and has at least two spring arms. The mounting tool has a base, a spreading device, and a guiding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Oliver KRAUSE, Matthias KLINGNER, Michael PESCHEL, Tobias SCHOEFBERGER
  • Publication number: 20180106309
    Abstract: A disc brake includes a brake caliper that engages over a brake disc and is designed as a sliding caliper. The disc brake has two brake pads which are located in the brake caliper, can be moved in opposite directions and each of which has a pad backing plate with a friction lining secured thereon. An action-side or application-side brake pad of the two brake pads can be pressed against the brake disc by a brake application device with the aid of at least one brake plunger. The brake also includes at least one restoring device, by which the brake caliper can be returned after a displacement and release of the brakes caused by a braking action. The restoring device has a spreading device which engages on the brake pads lying opposite one another and which acts with an identical force in opposition to the respective application direction. The spreading device includes spring-loaded spreading elements, each engaging on its respective pad backing plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Jens FRICKE, Abdelaziz RGUICHI, Thomas EICHLER, Oliver KRAUSE, Matthias KLINGNER, Michael PESCHEL, Tobias SCHOEFBERGER, Philipp ADAMCZYK, Manfred SCHOENAUER