Patents Assigned to Mann & Hummel GmbH
  • Patent number: 11027596
    Abstract: A cabin air filter is provided with a filter element receptacle and a filter element having a fold pack. The fold pack has a first fold pack area having a fold height that is greater than the fold height of a second fold pack area. The filter element is inserted in an insertion direction into the filter element receptacle. The second fold pack area may form a sword that extends in the insertion direction away from a face of the filter element. The filter element has lateral strips that close off the fold pack on at least two sides of the fold pack. The sword is preferably inherently stable so that it can transmit compressive forces from the filter element to the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Tina Bayerlein, Peter Pekny, Elmar Riess, Emrullah Atilgan
  • Patent number: 11027227
    Abstract: A filter device for treating fluids, in particular for filtering fluids such as fuel, oil, or water, has a housing (56) with a housing pot (58), a housing cover (60), at least one inlet (88) for the fluid to be treated, and at least one outlet (82) for the treated fluid. A connecting head (12) has at least one feed (16) for the fluid to be treated and connectable to the at least one inlet (88), and/or at least one discharge (18). The connecting head (12) and the treatment element (14) can be connected to each other by means of a releasable bayonet-type connecting device (34) through the execution of a rotational/plug-in movement about a connecting axis (20) of the treatment device (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Thalmann, Robert Hasenfratz, Fabian Wagner, André Roesgen, Frank Pflueger
  • Patent number: 11020701
    Abstract: A filter element for an air filter has a filter bellows with a filter medium folded multiple times. A recess is disposed in the filter bellows and is designed to receive a guiding rib of the air filter. The recess is curved at least in sections thereof along a length extension of the recess. The air filter has a housing and a guiding rib, wherein the filter element is arranged at least partially in the housing and the guiding rib is immersed at least partially in the recess of the filter element. In a method for producing the filter element, the recess in the filter bellows is formed with a computer-assisted separation method that forms the recess to be curved at least in sections thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Schmid, Timo Dirnberger, Andreas Weber, Markus Schmidl, Christoph Goldbrunner, Markus Hanselmann, Guenter Goerg
  • Patent number: 11014038
    Abstract: The invention describes a filter medium (10), in particular for an air filter, in particular an interior air filter or for a fuel cell, including at least three active layers: a catalytic active layer (12) comprising catalytic activated carbon particles (12a), a second active layer (14) comprising impregnated or catalytic activated carbon particles (14a), a third active layer (16) comprising impregnated or catalytic activated carbon particles (16a), wherein at least one active layer comprises impregnated activated carbon particles and the three active layers (12, 14, 16) differ from one another. The invention further discloses a filter media body including the filter medium; a filter element including the filter media body or the filter medium; an air filter including the filter element or the filter media body or the filter medium, and a production method for producing the filter medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Hitzke, Matthias Heinzmann, Christoph Krautner, Thomas Pemsel
  • Patent number: 10987613
    Abstract: A filter system for filtering a fluid is provided with a filter housing that has a housing top part and a housing bottom part arranged along a housing axis of the filter housing. An inlet socket is arranged at the housing top part for supplying a fluid to be filtered. An outlet socket is arranged at the housing top part for discharging the fluid. A filter element is provided with a filter bellows arranged about a longitudinal axis of the filter element. The filter element, installed inside the filter housing, fluidically separates a raw fluid side from a clean fluid side. A central element is attached to the filter housing and extends along the housing axis. The central element is separate from the filter element and projects into an interior of the filter element. A strainer filter is arranged at the central element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventor: Micha Ammersdoerfer
  • Patent number: 10981094
    Abstract: A filter assembly has a housing with a housing inlet and a drain. A rotary vessel is rotatably mounted within the housing and has a rotary vessel inlet and a rotary vessel outlet. Fluid exiting the rotary vessel outlet exits the housing through the drain. A valve assembly moveable between a closed and an open configuration is provided. When closed, the valve assembly fluid-tightly seals rotary vessel inlet from housing inlet. When open, the rotary vessel inlet is in fluid communication with the housing inlet such that fluid flowing into the housing inlet passes into the rotary vessel inlet. The valve assembly is moveable from closed to open configuration when a pressure of fluid flowing into the housing inlet exceeds a threshold pressure. The filter assembly has a fluid passageway permitting air flow into the rotary vessel through the rotary vessel inlet when the valve assembly is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Anthony W. Fell, Tiago Marques, Angus Rouse, Robin Nash
  • Patent number: 10981098
    Abstract: An air filter element has a filter medium body that has a wall to be flowed through by a fluid to be purified in a radial direction relative to a longitudinal axis of the filter medium body. The filter medium body has a first end face and an oppositely positioned second end face. The filter medium body has an elongate cross section shape with two oppositely positioned narrow sides and two oppositely positioned long sides connecting the two narrow sides. A cross section surface of the filter medium body tapers from the first end face toward the second end face. The two long sides each have an inwardly oriented radial constriction in a region of the narrow second end face, wherein, in a region of the first end face, the two long sides are formed without or at least approximately without the inwardly oriented radial constriction, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventor: Pascal Neef
  • Patent number: 10978764
    Abstract: A battery air dryer for drying air within a battery housing of an electric vehicle battery has a support structure for dryer material. The support structure has a first fixing element coupling with a first coupling element of the battery housing and a second fixing element coupling with a second coupling element of the battery housing. The first and second fixing elements are arranged on different sides of the support structure such that a first distance between the first fixing element and a reference plane differs from a second distance between the second fixing element and the reference plane. The reference plane is a plane cutting the support structure horizontally when the battery air dryer is mounted in the battery housing in a designated orientation. Only the first fixing element or only the second fixing element is arranged in a first fixing plane parallel to the reference plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Bauditsch, Basil Paul Kallumgal
  • Patent number: 10968873
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the use of an improved hydrocarbon adsorption system for the treatment of evaporative emissions from a motor vehicle. More specifically, the system includes one or more hydrocarbon adsorption elements being housed within a frame, the frame being permanently affixed within the air intake housing of engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventor: Mathias Hoesl
  • Patent number: 10961959
    Abstract: A filter system for filtering a fluid has at least one filter housing with a first housing part and a second housing part. The filter housing has at least one inlet and at least one outlet for the fluid. A fluid path extends between the at least one inlet and the at least one outlet. At least one filter element is arranged in the at least one filter housing in the fluid path. At least one damper element is provided that is completely or partially filled with the fluid at least after an initial filling. The at least one damper element is provided with a volume that, at least in operation of the filter system, is filled completely or partially with the fluid. The volume is separated from the fluid path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Klink, Christine Oprisch, Matthias Alex
  • Patent number: 10960735
    Abstract: A cabin air filter is provided with a filter medium and a filter element frame that frames the filter medium and is configured to attach the cabin air filter to a filter housing. The filter element frame is provided with at least one engagement element configured to engage pivotably at least one receiving element of the filter housing for pivoting the cabin air filter relative to the filter housing about a pivot axis. The filter element frame also has at least one snap hook that locks with at least one locking element of the filter housing for blocking pivoting of the cabin air filter relative to the filter housing at least in a first direction about the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Nefzer, Torsten Fritzsching, Mario Rieger, Dominik Haider, Stephan Kessler
  • Patent number: 10960333
    Abstract: A method for producing a filter element provided with a sealing part in which the sealing material is introduced into a casting chamber between two tundish parts when in the non-cured state, and a compensation space connected to the casting chamber for the expansion of the sealing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Arthur Sudermann, Fabian Wagner, Thomas Sieber, Guenter Goerg, Michael Metzger, Markus Roehrig, Thomas Jessberger, Timo Dirnberger, Bernd Joos
  • Patent number: 10961957
    Abstract: A filter cartridge for a filter for filtering of fluid is provided with an inflow surface, an outflow surface, and a main flow direction extending from the inflow surface to the outflow surface. A filter body is provided. A filter cartridge frame supports the filter body. A seal is disposed on the filter cartridge frame in the area of the outflow surface and separates a filter interior of a filter into a clean side and a raw side. Another configuration of the filter cartridge is provided that has an edge protection extending externally circumferentially about the filter cartridge frame in the area of the inflow surface. The edge protection connects the filter body and the filter cartridge frame with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kaufmann, Klaus-Dieter Ruhland
  • Patent number: 10954899
    Abstract: A filter cartridge for a filter for filtering a fluid is to be used downstream of a main filter cartridge in a filter and is provided with an inflow surface, an outflow surface, and a main flow direction extending from the inflow surface to the outflow surface. A filter body is provided that can be flowed through along the main flow direction. A filter cartridge frame supports the filter body. A seal is disposed on the filter cartridge frame and separates a filter interior of a filter into a clean side and a raw side. An adhesive connection is provided that connects the filter body and the filter cartridge frame to each other. In one configuration, the filter cartridge frame at an inflow side is provided with a grip area, wherein the grip area enables inflow of a fluid into the filter body via the grip area and manual removal of the filter cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kaufmann, Klaus-Dieter Ruhland
  • Patent number: 10958991
    Abstract: A filter element sensor module having a housing, a sidewall of the housing including a recessed portion. The sensor module including a sensor assembly being provided within the housing about a sensor port interface being provided at one end of the housing. The sensor module also including processing circuitry being configured to receive signals from the sensor assembly and communication module, the communication module being configured to transmit one or more sensed parameters from the sensor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Scope, Brandon Hukill, Karlheinz Muenkel, Yew Peng Chong
  • Patent number: 10946323
    Abstract: A round filter element has a filter medium body with a wall to be flowed through by a fluid to be purified in a radial direction relative to a longitudinal axis of the filter medium body. A circumferentially extending seal carrier is arranged at or adjacent to an end face of the filter medium body. A sealing element is supported at the seal carrier adjacent to a radial outer side of the filter medium body. A positioning element extends into the filter medium body and engages with form fit a correlated housing-associated counter positioning element of a filter housing when the round filter element is installed in the filter housing. The seal carrier separates flow-tightly a raw side of the round filter element from a clean side of the round filter element when the round filter element is installed in the filter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Nadine Donauer, Philipp Hettkamp, Torsten Fritzsching, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira
  • Patent number: 10946324
    Abstract: A round filter element is provided with an elongate filter medium body with a wall structure flowed through by a fluid to be purified in a flow direction radially relative to a longitudinal axis of the filter medium body. A seal support for a sealing element is arranged adjacent to a radially outwardly positioned outer wall of the wall structure of the filter medium body and adjacent to an end face of the filter medium body. The seal support has across a major portion of its circumference a constant radial spacing relative to the outer wall of the wall structure of the filter medium body. The seal support has at least one radially inwardly oriented indentation located at a longitudinal side of the filter medium body and provided with a reduced radial spacing relative to the outer wall of the wall structure of the filter medium body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Fritzsching, Pascal Neef, Robert Hasenfratz, Christoph Wittmers
  • Patent number: 10940418
    Abstract: A round filter element has a filter medium body with a wall to be flowed through by a fluid to be purified radially relative to a longitudinal axis of the filter medium body. The filter medium body has a longitudinally extending cross-sectional shape in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis. The filter medium body has a first end face and a second end that are axially oppositely positioned relative to each other in a direction along the longitudinal axis of the filter medium body. A first end disk and a second end disk are arranged at the first and second end faces, respectively, and have the same cross-sectional shape. The filter medium body has a twist by being twisted about the longitudinal axis such that the axially oppositely positioned first and second end faces of the filter medium body are angularly displaced relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Nadine Donauer, Pascal Neef
  • Patent number: 10927801
    Abstract: A valve device for a fuel filter module has a first fluid channel through which fuel flows only in recirculation mode of the fuel filter module and a second fluid channel through which fuel flows only outside of the recirculation mode. The first fluid channel extends inside the second fluid channel. The first and second fluid channels are coaxial to each other. A fuel filter module switchable into recirculation mode and out of recirculation mode is provided with a control valve that has a valve bore and a valve device arranged in the valve bore, wherein the valve device has a first fluid channel through which fuel flows only in recirculation mode and a second fluid channel through which fuel flows only outside of the recirculation mode. The first fluid channel extends inside the second fluid channel, and the first and second fluid channels are coaxial to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Weindorf, Rafael Salom, Felix Lippert, Ronald Ritzen, Achim Missner
  • Patent number: 10907517
    Abstract: A silencer having an outer housing; and a central perforated tube through which air flows. The silencer further includes an additional perforated structure located between the central perforated tube and the outer housing, a first chamber is formed between the central perforated tube and the additional perforated structure, and the additional perforated structure is configured such that at least one second chamber is formed, which is at least partially located radially outside of the first chamber, where the second chamber is communicated with the first chamber by perforates. The disclosure further relates to a vehicle engine having the silencer. The silencer is compact in structure, and has a better broadband silencing effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Yun Qi, Weixin Jia