Patents by Inventor Armin Diez

Armin Diez 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).

  • Patent number: 10541396
    Abstract: In order to enable a connection between measuring points of an electro-chemical device and a monitoring unit of the electro-chemical device to be easily and rapidly established, there is proposed a conduit system for connecting a plurality of voltage tapping points and/or temperature measuring points of an electro-chemical device to a monitoring unit of the electro-chemical device which comprises a plurality of voltage tapping lines and/or temperature measuring lines and a stiffening structure in which and/or on which the plurality of voltage tapping lines and/or temperature measuring lines are arranged at least in sections thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Mark Laderer, Armin Diez, Jan Groshert, Michael Kohnle, Wolfgang Fritz, Christoph Tamegger, Matthias Müller
  • Publication number: 20180269444
    Abstract: In order to enable a connection between measuring points of an electro-chemical device and a monitoring unit of the electro-chemical device to be easily and rapidly established, there is proposed a conduit system for connecting a plurality of voltage tapping points and/or temperature measuring points of an electro-chemical device to a monitoring unit of the electro-chemical device which comprises a plurality of voltage tapping lines and/or temperature measuring lines and a stiffening structure in which and/or on which the plurality of voltage tapping lines and/or temperature measuring lines are arranged at least in sections thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Laderer, Armin Diez, Jan Groshert, Michael Kohnle, Wolfgang Fritz, Christoph Tamegger, Matthias Müller
  • Patent number: 10056588
    Abstract: In order to enable a connection between measuring points of an electro-chemical device and a monitoring unit of the electro-chemical device to be easily and rapidly established, there is proposed a conduit system for connecting a plurality of voltage tapping points and/or temperature measuring points of an electro-chemical device to a monitoring unit of the electro-chemical device which comprises a plurality of voltage tapping lines and/or temperature measuring lines and a stiffening structure in which and/or on which the plurality of voltage tapping lines and/or temperature measuring lines are arranged at least in sections thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Mark Laderer, Armin Diez, Jan Groshert, Michael Kohnle, Wolfgang Fritz, Christoph Tamegger, Matthias Müller
  • Patent number: 9812716
    Abstract: In order to provide a sealing assembly for a fuel cell stack comprising a plurality of fuel cell units, which are arranged consecutively in a stacking direction, wherein each of the fuel cell units comprises a housing with at least one housing part made of a metallic material, which also has an adequate electrical insulation effect and an adequate mechanical strength at a high operating temperature of the fuel cell stack, it is proposed that the sealing assembly comprises at least one intermediate element made of a metallic material, wherein the intermediate element is soldered to a housing part of a first fuel cell unit at at least one location by means of a metal solder and is secured to a housing part of a second fuel cell unit at at least another location, wherein the intermediate element and/or the housing part of the first fuel cell unit is provided with a coating made of a ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Hans-Rainer Zerfass, Armin Diez, Peter Schenk, Wolfgang Fritz, Peter Lamp, Manfred Wier, Joachim Tachtler
  • Patent number: 9343724
    Abstract: To provide a cell connector for the electrically conductive connection of a first cell terminal of a first electrochemical cell and a second cell terminal of a second electrochemical cell of an electrochemical device, which allows a reliable and fail-safe connection of the cell terminals, it is proposed that the cell connector comprises a first contact section for connection to the first cell terminal, a second contact section for connection to the second cell terminal and an elastically and/or plastically deformable compensation region, which connects the first contact section and the second contact section to one another and allows a movement of these contact sections relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignees: ElringKlinger AG, Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Groshert, Armin Diez, Wolfgang Fritz, Michael Kohnle, Axelle Hauck, Philipp Petz, Hubertus Goesmann
  • Patent number: 9276248
    Abstract: In order to provide a cell connector for the electrically conductive connection of a first cell terminal of a first electrochemical cell and a second cell terminal of a second electrochemical cell of an electrochemical device comprising a base body and a contact body, which is connected to the base body and is connected to one of the cell terminals in the assembled state of the cell connector, at which an electric potential is detectable in a particularly simple manner, it is proposed that the contact body comprises a voltage tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Jan Groshert, Armin Diez
  • Patent number: 9136039
    Abstract: A cell connector for the electrically conductive connection of a first cell terminal of a first electrochemical cell and a second cell terminal of a second electrochemical cell of an electrochemical device is provided, the cell connector including a first contact region for connection to the first cell terminal and a second contact region for connection to the second cell terminal, where the cell connector allows a large relative displacement between the first contact region and the second contact region even under the influence of only small deformation forces. The cell connector can include a base body made of two or more material layers, at least two material layers being connected to one another in one piece along a fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignees: ElringKlinger AG, Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Armin Diez, Hubertus Goesmann, Axelle Hauck, Christian Zachar
  • Patent number: 9105949
    Abstract: In order to enable the temperature in the region of at least one of the cell terminals that are connected to one another in an electrically conductive manner by a cell connector to be determined in a simple and reliable manner, there is proposed a cell connector for connecting a first cell terminal of a first electro-chemical cell and a second cell terminal of a second electro-chemical cell of an electro-chemical device in an electrically conductive manner which comprises a base body and a temperature sensing element that is fixed to the base body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignees: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Armin Diez, Jan Groshert, Mark Laderer, Christoph Tamegger, Matthias Müller, Wolfgang Fritz, Michael Kohnle, Hubertus Goesmann, Philipp Petz, Axelle Hauck, Christoph Born
  • Publication number: 20140147767
    Abstract: In order to provide a sealing assembly for a fuel cell stack comprising a plurality of fuel cell units, which are arranged consecutively in a stacking direction, wherein each of the fuel cell units comprises a housing with at least one housing part made of a metallic material, which also has an adequate electrical insulation effect and an adequate mechanical strength at a high operating temperature of the fuel cell stack, it is proposed that the sealing assembly comprises at least one intermediate element made of a metallic material, wherein the intermediate element is soldered to a housing part of a first fuel cell unit at at least one location by means of a metal solder and is secured to a housing part of a second fuel cell unit at at least another location, wherein the intermediate element and/or the housing part of the first fuel cell unit is provided with a coating made of a ceramic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Hans-Rainer Zerfass, Armin Diez, Peter Schenk, Wolfgang Fritz, Peter Lamp, Manfred Wier, Joachim Tachtler
  • Publication number: 20140069690
    Abstract: A cell connector for the electrically conductive connection of a first cell terminal of a first electrochemical cell and a second cell terminal of a second electrochemical cell of an electrochemical device is provided, the cell connector including a first contact region for connection to the first cell terminal and a second contact region for connection to the second cell terminal, where the cell connector allows a large relative displacement between the first contact region and the second contact region even under the influence of only small deformation forces. The cell connector can include a base body made of two or more material layers, at least two material layers being connected to one another in one piece along a fold line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicants: Bayerishe Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Armin Diez, Hubertus Goesmann, Axelle Hauck, Christian Zachar
  • Patent number: 8663864
    Abstract: In a fuel cell stack having a plurality of fuel cell units, which are arranged consecutively in a stacking direction, wherein each of the fuel cell units comprises a housing with at least one housing part made of a metallic material, which has an adequate electrical insulation effect and an adequate mechanical strength at a high operating temperature of the fuel cell stack, a sealing assembly is provided and comprises at least one intermediate element made of a metallic material, wherein the intermediate element is soldered to a housing part of a first fuel cell unit at at least one location by a metal solder and is secured to a housing part of a second fuel cell unit at at least another location, wherein the intermediate element and/or the housing part of the first fuel cell unit is provided with a coating made of a ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Hans-Rainer Zerfass, Armin Diez, Peter Schenk, Wolfgang Fritz, Peter Lamp, Manfred Wier, Joachim Tachtler
  • Patent number: 8562696
    Abstract: In order to produce a connecting device for the electrically conductive connection of a plurality of cell terminals of electro-chemical cells of an electro-chemical device which enables the cell connector to be mounted on the electro-chemical cells in a simple and rapid manner wherein the device comprises two or more cell connectors for respectively connecting two cell terminals of different electro-chemical cells to one another in electrically conductive manner, it is proposed that, in an assembly state of the connecting device, at least two cell connectors be integrally connected together after separating out the cell connectors from a starting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignees: ElringKlinger AG, Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Axelle Hauck, Philipp Petz, Hubertus Goeshann, Jan Groshert, Armin Diez, Wolfgang Fritz, Michael Kohnle
  • Publication number: 20130004823
    Abstract: In order to provide a cell connector for the electrically conductive connection of a first cell terminal of a first electrochemical cell and a second cell terminal of a second electrochemical cell of an electrochemical device comprising a base body and a contact body, which is connected to the base body and is connected to one of the cell terminals in the assembled state of the cell connector, at which an electric potential is detectable in a particularly simple manner, it is proposed that the contact body comprises a voltage tap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Jan Groshert, Armin Diez
  • Publication number: 20120328919
    Abstract: In order to enable a connection between measuring points of an electro-chemical device and a monitoring unit of the electro-chemical device to be easily and rapidly established, there is proposed a conduit system for connecting a plurality of voltage tapping points and/or temperature measuring points of an electro-chemical device to a monitoring unit of the electro-chemical device which comprises a plurality of voltage tapping lines and/or temperature measuring lines and a stiffening structure in which and/or on which the plurality of voltage tapping lines and/or temperature measuring lines are arranged at least in sections thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Mark Laderer, Armin Diez, Jan Groshert, Michael Kohnle, Wolfgang Fritz, Christoph Tamegger, Matthias Müller
  • Publication number: 20120276431
    Abstract: To provide a cell connector for the electrically conductive connection of a first cell terminal of a first electrochemical cell and a second cell terminal of a second electrochemical cell of an electrochemical device, which allows a reliable and fail-safe connection of the cell terminals, it is proposed that the cell connector comprises a first contact section for connection to the first cell terminal, a second contact section for connection to the second cell terminal and an elastically and/or plastically deformable compensation region, which connects the first contact section and the second contact section to one another and allows a movement of these contact sections relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Jan Groshert, Armin Diez, Wolfgang Fritz, Michael Kohnle, Axelle Hauck, Philipp Petz, Hubertus Goesmann
  • Publication number: 20120198961
    Abstract: To provide a housing cover for fixing to a housing which is simple to produce and to fit, it is proposed that the housing cover is configured as a sheet metal formed part, that the housing cover is provided with a plurality of fastening means through-apertures and with a sealing bead, which comprises an elastomeric material, and that when the housing cover is in a rest state prior to tightening the housing cover against the housing by means of the fastening means, at least one contact region portion of the inside of the housing cover which faces the housing when the housing cover is in the fitted state, said contact region portion being located between two fastening means through-apertures and carrying a portion of the sealing bead, projects, at least in a section thereof, over the inside edges of the two adjacent fastening means through-apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Armin Diez
  • Patent number: 8100411
    Abstract: Cylinder head gasket whose gasket plate comprises a single sheet metal layer, combustion chamber openings, and for each combustion chamber opening a ring-shaped combustion chamber sealing element, which is a sheet metal ring that is arranged on the sheet metal layer and is joined to the latter by welding; to avoid the risk of damage to a combustion chamber sealing element as a result of sliding movements occurring between a cylinder head sealing surface and the cylinder head gasket while the engine is in operation, all sheet metal rings are arranged on that side of the sheet metal layer which is to face an engine block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Thomas Schumacher, Harry Hinderer, Armin Diez, Klaus Bendl
  • Patent number: 7997585
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metallic cylinder head gasket for an internal combustion engine having a cylinder block with adjacent combustion chambers and a cylinder head connected to the said block by bolts, having at least one sheet metal layer of resilient metal, which is provided with a plurality of combustion chamber openings corresponding to the combustion chambers of the internal combustion engine, and also fluid and bolt passage openings, where, around each combustion chamber opening, at a distance from the latter, leaving a straight sheet metal section in the opening edge area, a bead is provided, whose spring travel is limited by a stopper extending concentrically with respect to the bead the stopper being profiled in terms of height and/or width in accordance with reductions in compression pressure to be expected in specific areas on account of reduced component stiffness of cylinder block and cylinder head in the clamped state of the cylinder head gasket, where, when profiling the stopper height and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Werz, Armin Diez
  • Publication number: 20110097618
    Abstract: In order to produce a connecting device for the electrically conductive connection of a plurality of cell terminals of electro-chemical cells of an electro-chemical device which enables the cell connector to be mounted on the electro-chemical cells in a simple and rapid manner wherein the device comprises two or more cell connectors for respectively connecting two cell terminals of different electro-chemical cells to one another in electrically conductive manner, it is proposed that, in an assembly state of the connecting device, at least two cell connectors be integrally connected together after separating out the cell connectors from a starting material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Axelle Hauck, Philipp Petz, Hubertus Goesmann, Jan Groshert, Armin Diez, Wolfgang Fritz, Michael Kohnle
  • Publication number: 20100310964
    Abstract: In order to provide a sealing assembly for a fuel cell stack comprising a plurality of fuel cell units, which are arranged consecutively in a stacking direction, wherein each of the fuel cell units comprises a housing with at least one housing part made of a metallic material, which also has an adequate electrical insulation effect and an adequate mechanical strength at a high operating temperature of the fuel cell stack, it is proposed that the sealing assembly comprises at least one intermediate element made of a metallic material, wherein the intermediate element is soldered to a housing part of a first fuel cell unit at least one location by means of a metal solder and is secured to a housing part of a second fuel cell unit at least another location, wherein the intermediate element and/or the housing part of the first fuel cell unit is provided with a coating made of a ceramic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Hans-Rainer Zerfass, Armin Diez, Peter Schenk, Wolfgang Fritz, Peter Lamp, Manfred Wier, Joachim Tachtler