Patents by Inventor Andreas Mayr

Andreas Mayr 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: 20080223218
    Abstract: A coffee machine comprising an instantaneous electric heater for heating water, which is transported from a storage tank and conducted under pressure after the heating process into a brewing chamber to prepare the coffee, said chamber comprising an outlet nozzle for discharging the prepared coffee. The machine also comprises at least one sensor for recording an electric measured value that correlates to the temperature of the heated water and a control system for controlling the pump output of the pump and/or the heating output of the instantaneous heater in accordance with the measured value. The device permits a blockage of the nozzle to be identified and safely removed. The control system shuts off the pump output and/or the heating output if the measured value exceeds predefined thresholds and blocks a restart of the pump output and/or heating output for a specified blocking period by activating blocking elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventors: Johann Magg, Andreas Mayr, Michael Steffl
  • Publication number: 20080223219
    Abstract: A coffee machine comprising a holder for receiving a coffee pad. The holder is provided with an opening for inserting a coffee, and at least one outlet, a carrier for receiving the holder and a holder cover which can cooperate with a sealing surface of the holder, such that a pressure chamber surrounding an inserted coffee pad can be formed. In order to reduce the production costs of the coffee machine and to maintain and/or improve operability, the holder is embodied as a single part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventors: Johann Magg, Andreas Mayr
  • Publication number: 20080210099
    Abstract: A coffee machine brewing chamber for a coffee pad. Said brewing chamber comprises a top part that is provided with openings for the water which is delivered to the brewing chamber as well as a bottom part. The top part of the brewing chamber is embodied in a monolithic manner. The invention further relates to a coffee machine that is equipped with such a brewing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Johann Magg, Andreas Mayr, Michael Steffl
  • Patent number: 7370472
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an emissions trap and a transfer function device. The transfer function device is configured to determine a transfer function of the emissions trap wherein the transfer function is representative of loading of the emissions trap. An associated method is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: EMCON Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Helmut Venghaus, Lee Watts, Andreas Mayr, Clive D. Telford, Marco Ranalli, Peter Kroner, David Herranz, Gregg Speer, Stefan Schmidt, A. Steven Walleck
  • Patent number: 7332142
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an exhaust system and an injection system. The injection system is configured to vaporize a first liquid portion of an agent into at least one bubble so as to inject a second liquid portion of the agent into the exhaust system by use of the at least one bubble for delivery of the agent to an emission abatement device of the exhaust system. An associated method is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: EMCON Tehnologies Germany (Augsburg) GmbH
    Inventors: Clive D. Telford, Helmut Venghaus, Lee Watts, Andreas Mayr, Marco Ranalli, Peter Kroner, David Herranz, Gregg Speer, Stefan Schmidt, A. Steven Walleck
  • Publication number: 20080028947
    Abstract: A coffee machine for preparing coffee, particularly on the basis of coffee pads, comprising a continuous flow heater which is fixed in a housing and provided with a tube for guiding water. In order to fix the continuous flow heater and, preferably, other components in the coffee machine in a low-cost and secure manner, the at least one flexible tube connecting piece is provided with receiving elements for integrating additional component parts of the coffee machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Johann Magg, Andreas Mayr
  • Publication number: 20070289452
    Abstract: A coffee machine for preparing coffee, in particular based on coffee pads. Said coffee machine comprises a continuous flow heater which is secured in a housing and which comprises a pipe which is used to guide water. A tubular connection support is disposed on at least one end of the pipe in order to secure the continuous flow heater in an economical and reliable manner and preferably, additional components in the coffee machine. Also, the tubular connection support is connected to securing means in order to secure the continuous flow heater in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Edwin Hofer, Johann Magg, Andreas Mayr
  • Publication number: 20070193450
    Abstract: A coffee machine, especially an espresso machine, comprising a brew chamber provided with at least one coffee outlet, a height-adjustable spout for ejecting coffee, and an impact surface arranged upstream of said spout. The aim of the invention is to ensure that, despite the fact that the height of the spout can be adjusted, the coffee produced is of a consistently high quality. To this end, the impact surface is arranged at a fixed distance from the coffee outlet, coffee passing through said outlet hitting the impact surface and being guided to the spout from the impact surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventors: Johann Magg, Andreas Mayr, Markus Obermaier
  • Publication number: 20070157609
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an emissions trap and a transfer function device. The transfer function device is configured to determine a transfer function of the emissions trap wherein the transfer function is representative of loading of the emissions trap. An associated method is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Helmut Venghaus, Lee Watts, Andreas Mayr, Clive Telford, Marco Ranalli, Peter Kroner, David Herranz, Gregg Speer, Stefan Schmidt, A. Walleck
  • Publication number: 20070151459
    Abstract: A coffee machine comprising a drawer for supplying coffee pads into a brew chamber of the coffee machine. In order to supply and dispose of the coffee pads as easily as possible, the drawer is positioned on the coffee machine in a detachable manner for the withdrawal thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventors: Johann Magg, Andreas Mayr, Albert Ostermaier
  • Publication number: 20070033929
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises parallel and coaxial first and second exhaust gas passageways, a fuel reformer positioned in the first exhaust gas passageway to generate partial combustion product (e.g., H2 and/or CO), and a component such as an emission abatement device or an internal combustion engine positioned to receive the partial combustion product from the first exhaust gas passageway and exhaust gas from the second exhaust gas passageway. An associated method is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Clive Telford, Helmut Venghaus, Lee Watts, Andreas Mayr, Marco Ranalli, Peter Kroner, David Herranz, Gregg Speer, Stefan Schmidt, A. Walleck
  • Publication number: 20070022743
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an exhaust system and an injection system. The injection system is configured to vaporize a first liquid portion of an agent into at least one bubble so as to inject a second liquid portion of the agent into the exhaust system by use of the at least one bubble for delivery of the agent to an emission abatement device of the exhaust system. An associated method is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Clive Telford, Helmut Venghaus, Lee Watts, Andreas Mayr, Marco Ranalli, Peter Kroner, David Herranz, Gregg Speer, Stefan Schmidt, A. Walleck
  • Publication number: 20060287802
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an emissions trap and a loading determination device. The emissions trap is configured to trap emissions present in exhaust gas and comprises a first local region and a second local region. The loading determination device is configured to determine emissions loading of the first local region and emissions loading of the second local region. An associated method is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Helmut Venghaus, Lee Watts, Andreas Mayr, Clive Telford, Marco Ranalli, Peter Kroner, David Herranz, Gregg Speer, Stefan Schmidt, A. Walleck
  • Publication number: 20060283176
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an emission abatement device and a ratio oscillator. The emission abatement device comprises a NOx trap and a particulate trap. The ratio oscillator is configured to oscillate a ratio of the oxygen content and regenerative agent content of a flow advanced to the emission abatement device so as to alternately partially regenerate the NOx trap and the particulate trap for a plurality of cycles. An associated method is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Helmut Venghaus, Lee Watts, Andreas Mayr, Clive Telford, Marco Ranalli, Peter Kroner, David Herranz, Gregg Speer, Stefan Schmidt, A. Walleck
  • Publication number: 20060144632
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a diesel propulsion engine and an exhaust system that comprises a discontinuously regenerating exhaust gas purification system. A fuel evaporator unit serves to enrich engine exhaust gases with fuel vapors. The fuel evaporator unit is connected to a vehicle fuel tank, and is provided upstream of the exhaust gas purification system. The fuel evaporator unit includes a fuel evaporator in the form of a heat exchanger that is exposed to the exhaust gas stream. The heat exchanger has a fuel feed line and a fuel vapor discharge. The fuel evaporator unit also includes an auxiliary oxidizing converter connected upstream of the heat exchanger. A percentage of nonburned diesel fuel in the exhaust gases fed into the auxiliary oxidizing converters is adjustable using an enrichment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Applicant: Zeuna-Sdtarker GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Marco Ranalli, Stefan Schmidt, Andreas Mayr, Jurgen Klement
  • Patent number: 7010909
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a diesel propulsion engine having an exhaust system. The exhaust system includes a discontinuously regenerating exhaust gas purification system including a catalytic converter unit for burning diesel fuel catalytically and a fuel evaporator unit connected upstream of the catalytic converter unit. The fuel evaporator unit includes an electrical heating element and is connected to the fuel tank of the vehicle by a fuel line. The fuel evaporator unit is spatial from any exhaust gas carrying components. A fuel vapor feeding channel upstream of the catalytic converter unit discharges into an exhaust gas carrying component and extends between the fuel evaporator unit and an exhaust gas carrying component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Zeuna-Starker GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Marco Ranalli, Stefan Schmidt, Andreas Mayr, Jurgen Klement
  • Publication number: 20050120708
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a diesel propulsion engine having an exhaust system. The exhaust system includes a discontinuously regenerating exhaust gas purification system including a catalytic converter unit for burning diesel fuel catalytically and a fuel evaporator unit connected upstream of the catalytic converter unit. The fuel evaporator unit includes an electrical heating element and is connected to the fuel tank of the vehicle by a fuel line. The fuel evaporator unit is spatial from any exhaust gas carrying components. A fuel vapor feeding channel upstream of the catalytic converter unit discharges into an exhaust gas carrying component and extends between the fuel evaporator unit and an exhaust gas carrying component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Marco Ranalli, Stefan Schmidt, Andreas Mayr, Jurgen Klement
  • Publication number: 20040194187
    Abstract: The invention concerns a cape for the beach that features four extensions in the shape of the hide of an animal. The two upper extensions are lead over the shoulders of the wearer and held releasably at a further garment or piece of swim wear in the upper breast area with the help of joining elements. The two lower extensions are lead over the hips and can also be joined releasably with each other in the area of the abdomen with the help of joining elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventor: Andreas Mayr
  • Patent number: 6543221
    Abstract: A device for stabilizing the flow in the exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine, in particular, at the outlet on the exhaust side of an exhaust turbocharger fitted downstream of an internal combustion engine, comprises a guide baffle (3, 8), which, in turn, comprises a plurality of web plates (6) extending in the direction of the flow transversely to the exhaust pipe (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Zeuna-Staerker GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Benedikt Klaus, Andreas Mayr, Alois Ullmer
  • Patent number: 6499562
    Abstract: A muffler for pulsating gases, especially exhaust gases of internal combustion engines, comprises a housing into which an inlet conduit enters, from which at least on outlet conduit exits and which is divided by at least one partition wall into at least two chambers. In this muffler the flow cross section of a flow path connecting two chambers and/or of an outlet conduit can be varied by means of an adjustable closure element. An actuating element acting on the closure element is provided in the region of the exit cross section of the inlet conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Zeuna-Staerker GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerhard Elfinger, Wolfgang Hahnl, Friedrich Wellner, Andreas Mayr, Klaus Spindler, Thomas Koehler, Hans Bussmann