Patents by Inventor Uwe Bach

Uwe Bach 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: 20210086733
    Abstract: A method for suppressing braking noise in a vehicle by a central server, methods for suppressing braking noise in a vehicle to be carried out in a vehicle, and an associated central server, an associated vehicle control module and an associated data storage medium are disclosed. The data processing is divided between the vehicle and the central server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Martin Gädke, Michael Vogt, Uwe Bach, Arne Beckhaus, Simon Heinz, Mustafa Mentes, Michael Labuda, Jonathan Stone, Ignacio Garro, Vigneshwar Kalyanasundaram
  • Patent number: 10889270
    Abstract: Differentials having plate packs for exerting a braking torque onto the output shafts of the gear unit are known. The brake device is intended to be designed such that effective braking can be achieved using it and that it is easy to service. To this end, the invention makes provision for the brake device to be a drum brake having a passive element, exhibiting a cylindrical frictional surface, and brake shoes, the frictional surfaces of which brake shoes can be placed against the cylindrical frictional surface of the passive element. The passive element can be a brake drum or a radial brake disk, the cylindrical edge of which serves as a frictional surface. The passive element is fastened to the differential cage and/or one of the shafts. The brake shoes are held in a pivotable manner on a carrier plate fastened to the outside of the differential housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrike Meyer, Martin Semsch, Uwe Bach, Jens Hoffmann, Ahmed Sefo, Wolfgang Ritter, Martin Gädke, Holger von Hayn, Adrian Messner
  • Publication number: 20200191218
    Abstract: The abutment of a drum brake is formed from a solid material which deforms under load, wherein measurement devices are provided which detect this deformation. The abutment has two limbs, on which the brake shoes are supported. The changing distance between the two brake shoes under load is determined by detecting the distance between extension rods on the limbs by a measurement device comprising magnets and Hall sensors or AMR sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Holger von Hayn, Martin Gädke, Ahmed Sefo, Jens Hoffmann, Uwe Bach, Martin Semsch, Adrian Messner, Ulrike Meyer, Martin Kruse, Wolfgang Ritter, Christian Philipp
  • Publication number: 20200182319
    Abstract: The invention relates to a brake piston 1 for a brake caliper 9 of a disk brake, which is produced using working processes from a metallic material, in particular from a flat metal sheet, and is formed in one piece as a unilaterally open pot with a piston longitudinal axis A, with a piston wall 2 and with a piston head 3. There is a need for robust and light as well as alternatively constructed, efficiently producible and well guided brake pistons. The object is achieved firstly in principle on the basis of a cup-shapedly worked brake piston blank 19, in that at least one locally defined, i.e. partially cold-upset or partially ironed, cylindrical piston wall portion is present with a partially deformed piston wall 2 which is configured in adaptively modified manner by plastic material deformation by means of material redistribution (flow) including strain-hardening of its piston wall thickness of s1?x.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Uwe Bach, Uwe Zeibig, Matthias Müller, Ulrich Lorenz, Rico Bauersfeld
  • Publication number: 20200180575
    Abstract: A method for ascertaining an operating variable of a drum brake, the method using forces acting on supporting bearings. The invention further relates to an associated drum brake assembly, an associated analysis unit and an associated storage medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Christian Vey, Hermann Winner, Jens Hoffmann, Martin Kruse, Christian Philipp, Uwe Bach, Holger von Hayn, Jürgen Böhm, Christof Maron
  • Publication number: 20190232927
    Abstract: Differentials having plate packs for exerting a braking torque onto the output shafts of the gear unit are known. The brake device is intended to be designed such that effective braking can be achieved using it and that it is easy to service. To this end, the invention makes provision for the brake device to be a drum brake having a passive element, exhibiting a cylindrical frictional surface, and brake shoes, the frictional surfaces of which brake shoes can be placed against the cylindrical frictional surface of the passive element. The passive element can be a brake drum or a radial brake disk, the cylindrical edge of which serves as a frictional surface. The passive element is fastened to the differential cage and/or one of the shafts. The brake shoes are held in a pivotable manner on a carrier plate fastened to the outside of the differential housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrike Meyer, Martin Semsch, Uwe Bach, Jens Hoffmann, Ahmed Sefo, Wolfgang Ritter, Martin Gädke, Holger von Hayn, Adrian Messner
  • Publication number: 20190092298
    Abstract: A braking device for a hydraulic motor vehicle braking system having an electromechanically driven booster stage and a ball screw drive. In order to provide a braking device which is of particularly compact, cost-effective and weight-saving construction and has short pedal strokes, and an easily adjustable pedal characteristic curve, at the same time enabling effective direct action in case of failure of the booster stage and comfortable haptic feedback at the pedal during normal operation, the actuating force from a piston rod is introduced into the spindle, wherein the piston rod can be moved axially to a limited extent relative to the spindle and a spring element is inserted in the flow of force of the actuating force between the piston rod and the spindle, which spring is compressed axially when the actuating force is introduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Uwe Bach, Jens Hoffmann, Martin Gädke, Holger von Hayn, Ahmed Sefo, Adrian Messner, Wolfgang Ritter
  • Patent number: 10151365
    Abstract: An expanding device for actuating one of the brake shoes of a drum brake includes a body of revolution and transmission bodies actuated by the body of revolution via ball track ramps. A spacer body is located between two partial bodies of the body of revolution, the spacer body guided by an adjustment spring keeping the partial bodies at the respectively reached distance. The spacer body is screwed onto a pin on the first partial body. A readjustment nut ensures that, when the two partial bodies are pushed apart, the spacer body rotates on the pin and moves away from a supporting surface on a partition of the second partial body. Upon renewed actuation of the brakes, the readjustment nut is guided such that the spacer body bears against the second partial body, but takes up a different position on the pin, the position corresponding to the air clearance readjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Uwe Bach, Jens Hoffmann, Martin Gädke, Holger von Hayn, Ahmed Sefo, Thorsten Lahr, Wolfgang Ritter
  • Patent number: 9915309
    Abstract: An expansion device for drum brakes, which is floatingly and approximately centrally arranged between two substantially symmetrical brake shoes, the expansion device including at least two gear levers articulated to each other and each supported on a brake shoe, at least one of the gear levers of the expansion lock being coupled to an actuating element of an actuator system such that the brake shoes carry out an even, translationally directed expanding movement, which is converted by a gearing, in the direction of the brake drum. At least one of the gear levers of the spreader lock has a spring element integrated into it that can be elastically reversibly deformed by a brake application force about a defined elasticity ?S of at least 1 mm in a defined manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Martin Gädke, Uwe Bach, Stephan Becker, Volker van Aken, Holger von Hayn, Jens Hoffmann, Ahmed Sefo, Wolfgang Ritter
  • Publication number: 20180037056
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel system for motor vehicles includes a central wheel disc having an attachment flange for arrangement on a chassis component, and having a brake rotor which is provided coaxially with respect to a central rotational axis Ax and whose external circumference is secured to the wheel disc but is otherwise freely oriented in the radially inward direction. An aspect is a vehicle wheel system which is of lightweight construction and easy to maintain. The aspect is based on the brake rotor being secured in an exchangeable fashion by a plurality of support sections at its outer circumference with a detachable attachment and, for the purpose of conducting away heat, is secured in a thermally conductive fashion to a plurality of abutment sections on the circumference of the wheel disc, with the result that overall a modular design (MAB) is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Johann Jungbecker, Paul Linhoff, Uwe Bach, Jens Hoffmann, Hans-Peter Metzen, Martin Semsch
  • Publication number: 20170363164
    Abstract: An expanding device for actuating one of the brake shoes of a drum brake includes a body of revolution and transmission bodies actuated by the body of revolution via ball track ramps. A spacer body is located between two partial bodies of the body of revolution, the spacer body guided by an adjustment spring keeping the partial bodies at the respectively reached distance. The spacer body is screwed onto a pin on the first partial body. A readjustment nut ensures that, when the two partial bodies are pushed apart, the spacer body rotates on the pin and moves away from a supporting surface on a partition of the second partial body. Upon renewed actuation of the brakes, the readjustment nut is guided such that the spacer body bears against the second partial body), but takes up a different position on the pin, the position corresponding to the air clearance readjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Uwe Bach, Jens Hoffmann, Martin Gädke, Holger von Hayn, Ahmed Sefo, Thorsten Lahr, Wolfgang Ritter
  • Publication number: 20170307034
    Abstract: A drum brake module for motor vehicles, the drum brake module being driven by an electric motor and having at least one parking brake function, includes an electromechanical cable pull actuator which is fastened on the anchor plate with the aid of an adapter. The adapter is designed as a one-piece, thin walled frame having at least one fastening flange for receiving the cable pull actuator and is held in place on the anchor plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Uwe Bach, Jens Hoffmann, Niclas Görrissen, Wolfgang Ritter, Ahmed Sefo, Holger von Hayn
  • Publication number: 20170114849
    Abstract: A guiding system for a brake piston of a motor-vehicle disk brake comprises a brake piston, a cylindrical brake-piston bore for accommodating the brake piston in a housing in such a way that the brake piston can be axially displaced, and a ring seal supported in the housing in an axially immovable manner, which ring seal is elastically clamped between a cylindrical brake-piston wall and a recess in the brake-piston bore. In order to improve the NVH behavior in the avoidance of disturbing noises of motor-vehicle disk brakes, a reversibly elastically preloaded guiding means is clamped between the brake-piston bore and the brake-piston wall, which guiding means is supported on the housing and couples the brake piston to the brake-piston bore in such a way that the brake piston is oriented in a specific manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Martin Gädke, Alexander Schuchard, Frederic Zimnoch, Reiner Müller, Holger Marschner, Mathias Haag, Ulrich Ungethüm, Uwe Bach, Wolfgang Ritter, Jochem Rausch
  • Publication number: 20170009832
    Abstract: An expansion device for drum brakes, which is floatingly and approximately centrally arranged between two substantially symmetrical brake shoes, the expansion device including at least two gear levers articulated to each other and each supported on a brake shoe, at least one of the gear levers of the expansion lock being coupled to an actuating element of an actuator system such that the brake shoes carry out an even, translationally directed expanding movement, which is converted by a gearing, in the direction of the brake drum. At least one of the gear levers of the spreader lock has a spring element integrated into it that can be elastically reversibly deformed by a brake application force about a defined elasticity ?S of at least 1 mm in a defined manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Martin Gädke, Uwe Bach, Stephan Becker, Volker von Aken, Holger van Hayn, Jens Hoffmann, Ahmed Sefo, Wolfgang Ritter
  • Patent number: 9422992
    Abstract: A disc brake includes brake pads (7), which are slidably received on either side of a brake disc within guide portions (6) of the disc brake, and including a spring arrangement (10) for spring cushioning the brake pads (7). Disc brakes of this type are frequently used in motor vehicles. To improve the spring cushioning of the brake pads, the spring arrangement (10) is equipped with at least one radial spring element (11) for radially clamping the brake pads (7) with respect to the guide portions (6), at least one axial spring element (22) for axially clamping the brake pads (7) in relation to each other, and at least one tangential spring element (18) for tangentially clamping the brake pads (7) in relation to the guide portions (6). The three spring elements (11, 18, 22) act in different spatial dimensions and can be embodied as separate components which are independent of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO., OHG
    Inventors: Uwe Bach, Hans Bungert, Jürgen Bauer, Ahmed Sefo
  • Publication number: 20160102720
    Abstract: A drum brake module for motor vehicles, the drum brake module being driven by an electric motor and having at least one parking brake function, includes an electromechanical cable pull actuator which is fastened on the anchor plate with the aid of an adapter. The adapter is designed as a one-piece, thin walled frame having at least one fastening flange for receiving the cable pull actuator and is held in place on the anchor plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Uwe Bach, Jens Hoffmann, Niclas Görrissen, Wolfgang Ritter, Ahmed Sefo, Holger von Hayn
  • Patent number: 9175737
    Abstract: A drum brake module for motor vehicles operable by electric motor and performs at least one parking brake function, having an electromechanical actuator mounted on one side of the armature plate and a rotational-translational movement converter converting a rotational drive rotational movement into a translational activation movement of brake shoes arranged on a side of the armature plate facing away from the actuator in a brake drum, and including at least one supporting device between the brake shoes such that the latter can carry out an activation movement in the direction of the brake drum. A drive nut is supported by the rotational-translational movement converter in an axially secure and rotatable fashion on the armature plate to assist the braking force. The drive nut drives a spindle arrangement mounted in a rotationally fixed and axially displaceable fashion and engages with an activation cable on at least one brake shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Uwe Bach, Holger von Hayn, Ralf Sundheim, Wolfgang Ritter, Ahmed Sefo, Jürgen Balz, Jens Hoffmann, Martin Semsch, Götz Mehner, Dirk Sundheim
  • Patent number: 8636119
    Abstract: A partially lined disk brake includes a brake anchor plate, mountable on which are two brake linings, which are arranged at a distance from one another and which between them are capable of receiving a brake disk capable of rotating about an axis of rotation, wherein an application movement serves to bring the two brake linings into engagement with a friction surface of the brake disk, including a brake caliper, which is arranged on the brake anchor plate and which engages at least partially over the brake linings and the brake disk, and which in the direction of movement of the brake linings can be displaced by an actuating device in relation to the brake anchor plate, wherein the actuating device produces the application movement of the brake linings, and having at least one spring element, which moves the brake linings away from one another again after an application movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Uwe Bach, Wolfgang Ritter, Holger von Hayn, Ralf Sundheim, Ahmed Sefo, Jan Perlac, Dieter Kristen
  • Publication number: 20140020997
    Abstract: A drum brake module for motor vehicles operable by electric motor and performs at least one parking brake function, having an electromechanical actuator mounted on one side of the armature plate and a rotational-translational movement converter converting a rotational drive rotational movement into a translational activation movement of brake shoes arranged on a side of the armature plate facing away from the actuator in a brake drum, and including at least one supporting device between the brake shoes such that the latter can carry out an activation movement in the direction of the brake drum. A drive nut is supported by the rotational-translational movement converter in an axially secure and rotatable fashion on the armature plate to assist the braking force. The drive nut drives a spindle arrangement mounted in a rotationally fixed and axially displaceable fashion and engages with an activation cable on at least one brake shoe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Uwe Bach, Holger von Hayn, Ralf Sundheim, Wolfgang Ritter, Ahmed Sefo, Jürgen Balz, Jens Hoffmann, Martin Semsch, Götz Mehner
  • Patent number: 8307957
    Abstract: A disk brake for a vehicle having a bracket which is fixed with respect to the vehicle and on which brake linings and at least one brake caliper are mounted so as to be movable in an axial direction is disclosed. The bracket and the brake caliper engage around at least one brake disk, and the brake caliper includes a housing limb with at least one actuating device, a further housing limb with at least one housing finger, and a housing bridge. A spring arrangement which generates an elastic preload between the brake caliper and the bracket is provided in such a way that the preload is aligned substantially perpendicular to a movement direction of the brake caliper. The spring arrangement comprises a spring element and a protective panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Stefan Heinz, Christoph Sander, Uwe Bach, Ralf Sundheim, Roberto Stoka