Patents by Inventor Andreas Franz

Andreas Franz 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: 20210163175
    Abstract: A method for producing a liquid-conducting device made of aluminum including a functional surface made of anodized aluminum. A surface of a strip- or layer-shaped aluminum sheet is provided with a masking during a masking phase for producing a processing on the surface of the aluminum sheet and in its structure. The aluminum sheet is processed in an electrolytic process for realizing a functional surface, which is provided with an aluminum oxide layer, on the processing surface, a body surface of the liquid-conducting device, which includes at least one processing surface or one functional surface, being sized as a component of the aluminum sheet during a sizing phase, the liquid-conducting device being separated from the strip- or layer-shaped aluminum sheet during a separating phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventor: Andreas Franz Christian Ritzenhoff
  • Publication number: 20210093069
    Abstract: A cream jar comprising an inner jar having an inner container for receiving a cream or a similar viscous fluid, an outer jar for receiving the inner jar, and a lid member, the lid member comprising a lid having a thread and a mating thread disposed on the inner jar and/or on the outer jar, the lid member being used to close the inner container of the inner jar, wherein the inner jar is replaceable, the inner jar and the outer jar forming a severable connection, said connection being a latching connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: SILKE JESBERG, ANDREAS FRANZ CHRISTIAN RITZENHOFF
  • Publication number: 20210051036
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provided herein can be used to improve the control, selection and transmission of data to a remote video conferencing environment, by use of a plurality of wired or wirelessly connected electronic devices. In one example, the transmission of data from a local environment can be improved by switching the source of visual inputs (e.g., cameras or display of an electronic device, such as laptop) and/or audio inputs (e.g., microphones) to the one or more appropriate visual and audio sources available within the local environment. The most appropriate visual and audio sources can be the sources that provide the participants in the remote environment the most relevant data giving the remote users the best understanding of the current activities in the local environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Andreas Franz William ATKINS, Joseph Yao-Hua CHU, Henry LEVAK, Kevin MCLINTOCK
  • Publication number: 20210051298
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provided herein can be used to improve the control, selection and transmission of data to a remote video conferencing environment, by use of a plurality of wired or wirelessly connected electronic devices. In one example, the transmission of data from a local environment can be improved by switching the source of visual inputs (e.g., cameras or display of an electronic device, such as laptop) and/or audio inputs (e.g., microphones) to the one or more appropriate visual and audio sources available within the local environment. The most appropriate visual and audio sources can be the sources that provide the participants in the remote environment the most relevant data giving the remote users the best understanding of the current activities in the local environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Andreas Franz William ATKINS, Joseph Yao-Hua CHU, Henry LEVAK, Kevin MCLINTOCK
  • Publication number: 20210051037
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provided herein can be used to improve the control, selection and transmission of data to a remote video conferencing environment, by use of a plurality of wired or wirelessly connected electronic devices. In one example, the transmission of data from a local environment can be improved by switching the source of visual inputs (e.g., cameras or display of an electronic device, such as laptop) and/or audio inputs (e.g., microphones) to the one or more appropriate visual and audio sources available within the local environment. The most appropriate visual and audio sources can be the sources that provide the participants in the remote environment the most relevant data giving the remote users the best understanding of the current activities in the local environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Andreas Franz William ATKINS, Joseph Yao-Hua CHU, Henry LEVAK, Kevin MCLINTOCK
  • Publication number: 20210051035
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provided herein can be used to improve the control, selection and transmission of data to a remote video conferencing environment, by use of a plurality of wired or wirelessly connected electronic devices. In one example, the transmission of data from a local environment can be improved by switching the source of visual inputs (e.g., cameras or display of an electronic device, such as laptop) and/or audio inputs (e.g., microphones) to the one or more appropriate visual and audio sources available within the local environment. The most appropriate visual and audio sources can be the sources that provide the participants in the remote environment the most relevant data giving the remote users the best understanding of the current activities in the local environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Andreas Franz William ATKINS, Joseph Yao-Hua CHU, Henry LEVAK, Kevin MCLINTOCK
  • Patent number: 10898842
    Abstract: A filter element with at least one filter medium body and with a grip configured to hold and guide the filter element is provided. At least one locking element is arranged at the grip and configured to lock the filter element on a receiving filter housing. A filter device with such a filter element has a receiving filter housing to receive the filter element and a cover to secure the locking element in locked position on the filter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Fritzsching, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Andreas Franz, Nadine Donauer, Martin Gruber, Joachim-Paul Krieger, Marcel Holzwarth, Manfred Winter
  • Publication number: 20200299055
    Abstract: A container closing device for a beverage can having an opening tab which is disposed on a can lid and pivotable about a pivot reception formed in a lid bottom, the opening tab being provided with a reactive surface on its underside facing the lid bottom for contact with a liquid pouring from the pouring opening, a sealed space being realized in the area of the reactive surface and a closing piece disposed in the lid bottom between a pouring protrusion and the lid bottom so that the reactive surface is disposed at least partially in the sealed space and is sealed against the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventor: Andreas Franz Christian Ritzenhoff
  • Patent number: 10773201
    Abstract: An annular filter element has a filter medium body configured to be flowed through by a fluid to be purified in a radial direction. A sealing element is arranged at the end face of the filter medium body and extends circumferentially around the end face. The sealing element has at least one first sealing section comprising a massive and large cross-sectional area and one or more second sealing sections with a cross-sectional area that is at least partially reduced in comparison to the large cross-sectional area. The one or more second sealing sections include a second sealing section with a groove-type recess, wherein the groove-type recess extends at least approximately across a length of the second sealing section with the groove-type recess or across a portion of said length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Franz, Torsten Fritzsching, Nadine Donauer, Marcel Holzwarth, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Christoph Wittmers, Manfred Winter, Joachim-Paul Krieger, Martin Gruber
  • Patent number: 10744444
    Abstract: A filter element has a filter medium body enclosing an inwardly positioned flow space and having a center axis. A support frame is arranged at an inner side of the filter medium body. At least one circumferentially extending sealing ring lip is arranged at the filter medium body and projects axially in an axial direction relative to the center axis past an end face of the filter medium body. The sealing ring lip is designed to seal relative to a housing component of a receiving filter housing. A support ring is arranged at the end face of the filter medium body at a radial distance to the sealing ring lip in a radial direction relative to the center axis. The support ring is supported in the radial direction at the support frame and is formed as one piece together with the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Fritzsching, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Nadine Donauer, Andreas Franz, Marcel Holzwarth, Manfred Winter, Martin Gruber, Joachim-Paul Krieger
  • Patent number: 10720268
    Abstract: A sheath for wrapping an elongated object is formed by an adhesive tape having a base strip having inner and outer faces, a first adhesive on the outer face, an adhesive-free overlay strip adhered to the first adhesive coating so as to leave a first exposed edge band on at least one of two longitudinal edges of the tape, and a second adhesive layer covering only part of an area of the inner face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: CERTOPLAST TECHNISCHE KLEBEBAENDER GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Franz Hohmann, Timo Leermann, Kay Ruhnau, Peter Rambusch
  • Patent number: 10695701
    Abstract: A fuel filter has a housing having an intake and an outlet. A filter element is arranged in the housing such that a filtered area is separated seal-tightly from an unfiltered area. A flow passage is provided between the unfiltered area and the filtered area. A porous filter member closes off the flow passage, wherein the porous filter member is arranged seal-tightly on a wall arranged about the flow passage. The filter element has a filter medium and a geodetically upper and a geodetically lower terminal disks arranged at end faces of the filter medium. The filter medium is connected seal-tightly to the terminal disks. The flow passage is arranged in the geodetically upper terminal disk that forms the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Steffi Kiedaisch, Thorsten Schmid, Norbert Strassenberger, Chris Sturgess, Andreas Klinser, Andreas Franz, Holger Findeisen, Michael Micke, Andreas Steuss
  • Patent number: 10596985
    Abstract: A filter system for a motor vehicle, such as a car, truck, train, ship includes a filter element for a fluid filter with a wireless identification means having second data about the filter element. A filter housing for the fluid filter in which the filter element is exchangeably arranged and which has a read device for the wireless identification means. A central data base in which third data about the filter element is stored. An evaluation unit configured to retrieve the third data about the filter element from the central data base and to compare them to the second data about the filter element that were obtained from the read device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Franz
  • Publication number: 20200047103
    Abstract: A filter element for filtration and dehumidification of a gas has at least one filter medium body with an outflow side delimiting a clean-side flow chamber. A dehumidification unit is arranged downstream of the at least one filter medium body in a flow direction of the gas in the clean-side flow chamber. A carrier body accommodates the at least one filter medium body and the dehumidification unit. The dehumidification unit is connected flow-tightly to an outflow opening of the clean-side flow chamber. The dehumidification unit is arranged in the clean-side flow chamber at a spacing relative to the at least one filter medium body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Hasenfratz, Andreas Franz
  • Publication number: 20190341175
    Abstract: A sheath for wrapping an elongated object is formed by an adhesive tape having a base strip having inner and outer faces, a first adhesive on the outer face, an adhesive-free overlay strip adhered to the first adhesive coating so as to leave a first exposed edge band on at least one of two longitudinal edges of the tape, and a second adhesive layer covering only part of an area of the inner face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Franz HOHMANN, Timo LEERMANN, Kay RUHNAU, Peter RAMBUSCH
  • Publication number: 20190329948
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure cap for arranging on a container neck (17) of a container (18), comprising at least a first cap part (23) and a second cap part (22), wherein an intermediate base (56) is formed between the first cap part (23) and the second cap part (22) and delimits a receiving space (21), which is formed in the closure cap, with respect to a container interior, and comprising an opening device for forming an opening in the intermediate base (56), wherein the first cap part (23) serves for connection to a container neck thread of the container neck (17), and the second cap part (22) can be rotated relative to the first cap part (23) in order to use the opening device, and to a container (18) having such a closure cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: ANDREAS FRANZ CHRISTIAN RITZENHOFF, SILKE JESBERG, TOBIAS HUEHN
  • Patent number: 10395803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the production of a cladding for elongated material (2), in particular a sheath for cable sets. In this method, an adhesive tape (3, 4) consisting of a carrier (4) and a first adhesive coating (3) which substantially fully covers the front side of the carrier (4) is combined with an adhesive-free carrier tape (5) such as to form a laminate (3, 4, 5). This is carried out such that the adhesive tape (3, 4) is applied to the carrier tape (5) with its first adhesive coating (3) in such a way that a first projection (Ü1) is defined along at least one of the two longitudinal edges of said adhesive tape. According to the invention, the carrier (4) of the adhesive tape (3, 4) is additionally provided with a further second adhesive coating (7) substantially in parts of its rear side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: certoplast Technische Klebebaender GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Franz Hohmann, Timo Leermann, Kay Ruhnau, Peter Rambusch
  • Publication number: 20190164892
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a module that has a lower component of a module (1) having a material (3) in which at least one first structural element (4) is embedded, and an upper component of a module (2) having a material (3) in which at least a second component (16) is embedded. The upper component of the module (2) and the lower component of the module (1) are stacked, with the lower and the upper component of the module (2) being electrically connected and mechanically linked to each other. In addition, the present invention relates to a simple and cost-effective process for the production of a variety of modules. The invention makes it possible for the modules to be miniaturized with respect to surface and height and/or makes it possible to achieve greater integration by 3D packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: SNAPTRACK, INC.
    Inventors: Andreas FRANZ, Jürgen PORTMANN, Claus REITLINGER, Stefan KIEFL, Oliver FREUDENBERG, Karl WEIDNER
  • Patent number: 10252208
    Abstract: A filter element for filtering a fluid is provided with a filter bellows made of a filter medium folded along fold edges in a zigzag shape to form folds, wherein the folds extend between oppositely positioned end face edges of the filter bellows. The filter bellows defines a raw side and a clean side of the filter element, wherein a fluid to be filtered flows from the raw side to the clean side. The filter medium has faces that are flowed through by the fluid to be filtered. The filter medium is provided at least on one of the faces that are flowed through with beads extending transversely to the fold edges. In a proper operating state of the filter bellows, the beads effect a flow of at least a portion of the fluid to be filtered in a direction perpendicular to the fold edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Grad, Margarete Drexler, Kathrin Lichtenwalter, Helmut Brenneis, Anton Kreiner, Marius Panzer, Florentin van Uffelen, Andreas Franz
  • Publication number: 20190070548
    Abstract: An annular filter element has a filter medium body configured to be flowed through by a fluid to be purified in a radial direction. A sealing element is arranged at the end face of the filter medium body and extends circumferentially around the end face. The sealing element has at least one first sealing section comprising a massive and large cross-sectional area and one or more second sealing sections with a cross-sectional area that is at least partially reduced in comparison to the large cross-sectional area. The one or more second sealing sections include a second sealing section with a groove-type recess, wherein the groove-type recess extends at least approximately across a length of the second sealing section with the groove-type recess or across a portion of said length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Franz, Torsten Fritzsching, Nadine Donauer, Marcel Holzwarth, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Christoph Wittmers, Manfred Winter, Joachim-Paul Krieger, Martin Gruber