Patents by Inventor Daniel E. Adamek

Daniel E. Adamek 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: 20200338488
    Abstract: A pulse ring assembly for air cleaner systems that is adapted to produce a pulse ring of gas to clean a filter element. The air cleaner system may include an outer tube and an inner tube configured to receive the inner tube such that at least a portion of an interior surface of the outer tube faces at least a portion of an exterior surface of the inner tube. The outer tube may include a pulse port extending between the interior and exterior surfaces of the outer tube into an outer tube passageway. Filtered air may be configured to flow from a first filter cartridge, through the outer and inner tubes, and to an engine intake. The system may also include a pulse jet apparatus in fluid communication with the pulse port of the outer tube and configured to direct gas through the pulse port towards the first filter cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas R. Olson, Fred H. Wahlquist, David W. Mulder, Robert R. Levac, Daniel E. Adamek
  • Publication number: 20200298166
    Abstract: Aspects herein include filter systems including short-range wireless tracking features to detect insertion and/or removal of filter elements from filter systems. In an embodiment, a filtration system is included having a housing including a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The housing can define an internal volume. A first filter element can be removably disposed within the housing. A short-range wireless communication tag can be associated with the first filter element. A short-range wireless communication reader can be associated with the housing, the reader configured to wirelessly send data to and receive data from the tag when the reader and the tag are at a distance that is less than or equal to a maximum communication distance. Removal of the first filter element from the housing can cause the distance between the tag and the reader to exceed the maximum communication distance. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Danny W. Miller, Daniel E. Adamek
  • Publication number: 20200246739
    Abstract: An air cleaner assembly is disclosed, along with related methods. In one aspect, the air cleaner assembly has a housing including a housing body and a removable cover that together define an interior volume for holding a filter cartridge. The housing body can include a first plurality of lugs, wherein each of the first plurality of lugs has a first engagement surface disposed at a first angle that is oblique to a rotational plane of the cover. A second plurality of lugs can be provided on the cover, wherein each of the second plurality of lugs has a second engagement surface disposed at the first angle. A lock mechanism can also be provided that is disposed on the cover, wherein the lock mechanism includes a lock member axially movable between a locked position and an unlocked position to selectively secure the cover to the housing body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel E. Adamek, Richard J. Osendorf, Benny K. Nelson, Joseph A. Einberger
  • Patent number: 10702823
    Abstract: Aspects herein include filter systems including short-range wireless tracking features to detect insertion and/or removal of filter elements from filter systems. In an embodiment, a filtration system is included having a housing including a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The housing can define an internal volume. A first filter element can be removably disposed within the housing. A short-range wireless communication tag can be associated with the first filter element. A short-range wireless communication reader can be associated with the housing, the reader configured to wirelessly send data to and receive data from the tag when the reader and the tag are at a distance that is less than or equal to a maximum communication distance. Removal of the first filter element from the housing can cause the distance between the tag and the reader to exceed the maximum communication distance. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Danny William Miller, Daniel E. Adamek
  • Publication number: 20200139290
    Abstract: A filtration media pack is provided having a plurality of layers of single facer media. The layer of single facer media includes a fluted sheet, a facing sheet, and a plurality of flutes extending between the fluted sheet and the facing sheet and having a flute length extending from a first face to a second face of the filtration media pack. A first portion of the plurality of flutes are closed to unfiltered fluid flowing into the first portion of the plurality of flutes, and a second portion of the plurality of flutes are closed to unfiltered fluid flowing out of the second portion of the plurality of flutes so that fluid passing into one of the first face and the second face of the media pack and out the other face of the media pack passes through media to provide filtration of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Gary J. Rocklitz, Robert M. Rogers, Daniel E. Adamek, Ming Ouyang, Anitha M. Mathew
  • Publication number: 20200038795
    Abstract: Air cleaner assemblies, components therefor, and features thereof are described. Also described are methods of assembly and use. In depicted examples, the air cleaner assemblies and components optionally use advantageous housing seal features. Methods of assembly and use are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel E. ADAMEK, Benny K. NELSON, William VANAUDENHOVE, Antoine DECUGNIERE
  • Publication number: 20200009491
    Abstract: Aspects herein include filter systems including short-range wireless tracking features to detect insertion and/or removal of filter elements from filter systems. In an embodiment, a filtration system is included having a housing including a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The housing can define an internal volume. A first filter element can be removably disposed within the housing. A short-range wireless communication tag can be associated with the first filter element. A short-range wireless communication reader can be associated with the housing, the reader configured to wirelessly send data to and receive data from the tag when the reader and the tag are at a distance that is less than or equal to a maximum communication distance. Removal of the first filter element from the housing can cause the distance between the tag and the reader to exceed the maximum communication distance. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Danny William Miller, Daniel E. Adamek
  • Patent number: 10525397
    Abstract: A filtration media pack is provided having a plurality of layers of single facer media. The layer of single facer media includes a fluted sheet, a facing sheet, and a plurality of flutes extending between the fluted sheet and the facing sheet and having a flute length extending from a first face to a second face of the filtration media pack. A first portion of the plurality of flutes are closed to unfiltered fluid flowing into the first portion of the plurality of flutes, and a second portion of the plurality of flutes are closed to unfiltered fluid flowing out of the second portion of the plurality of flutes so that fluid passing into one of the first face and the second face of the media pack and out the other face of the media pack passes through media to provide filtration of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary J. Rocklitz, Robert M. Rogers, Daniel E. Adamek, Ming Ouyang, Anitha M. Mathew
  • Patent number: 10518204
    Abstract: An air cleaner assembly is disclosed, along with related methods. In one aspect, the air cleaner assembly has a housing including a housing body and a removable cover that together define an interior volume for holding a filter cartridge. The housing body can include a first plurality of lugs, wherein each of the first plurality of lugs has a first engagement surface disposed at a first angle that is oblique to a rotational plane of the cover. A second plurality of lugs can be provided on the cover, wherein each of the second plurality of lugs has a second engagement surface disposed at the first angle. A lock mechanism can also be provided that is disposed on the cover, wherein the lock mechanism includes a lock member axially movable between a locked position and an unlocked position to selectively secure the cover to the housing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Adamek, Richard J. Osendorf, Benny K. Nelson, Joseph A. Einberger
  • Publication number: 20190374891
    Abstract: A support structure for an interior volume of a construction of pleated media is operably oriented in the interior volume and structurally supports the media. The support structure can pass directly through an innermost 60% of the interior volume. It can have a void volume not more than 80%. It can be inner liner-free and extend in a non-curved path. It can include a first sheet and second sheet of porous material. At least a first brace construction secures the first sheet and second sheet together and in spaced apart, opposing relation. The support structure can include a pleated construction having pleats extending in a direction non-parallel and angled to the direction of pleats of the pleated filter media. The support structure can be molded spacers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Edward Johnson, Gregory L. LaVallee, Janelle M. Hampton, Daniel E. Adamek, Jonathan G. Parsons, Richard Osendorf
  • Publication number: 20190374897
    Abstract: Embodiments include an air filtration media element comprising a plurality of layers of fluted media, each layer comprising a facing sheet and a fluted sheet, the fluted sheet comprising a first plurality of flutes and a second plurality of flutes, the first and second plurality of flutes being arranged in a parallel flow configuration; wherein the first and second plurality of flutes exhibit regular repeating differences in flute shape, flute size, flute height, flute width, cross-flute area, or filter media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel E. Adamek, Scott M. Brown, Mark A. Sala
  • Publication number: 20190358572
    Abstract: A filter element is provided according to the present invention. The filter element includes: (a) a media pack arrangement having first and second opposite ends, said media pack arrangement comprising: (i) an inner liner defining a safety central open volume; (ii) a multilayer laminate media construction circumscribing the inner liner and having a first end and a second end, wherein the multilayer laminate media construction comprises: (A) a filtration media layer arranged in a waved configuration, wherein the filtration media layer has a first side and a second side; (B) a first fibrous support layer adjacent the first side of the filtration media layer arranged in the waved configuration; (b) a first end cap at the first end of the media pack arrangement; said first end cap having a central aperture in flow communication with said safety central open volume; and (c) a second end cap at the second end of the media pack arrangement; said second end cap being a closed end cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Rakesh K. Yadav, Suresh Bommineni, Benny K. Nelson, Daniel E. Adamek
  • Patent number: 10427082
    Abstract: Aspects herein include filter systems including short-range wireless tracking features to detect insertion and/or removal of filter elements from filter systems. In an embodiment, a filtration system is included having a housing including a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The housing can define an internal volume. A first filter element can be removably disposed within the housing. A short-range wireless communication tag can be associated with the first filter element. A short-range wireless communication reader can be associated with the housing, the reader configured to wirelessly send data to and receive data from the tag when the reader and the tag are at a distance that is less than or equal to a maximum communication distance. Removal of the first filter element from the housing can cause the distance between the tag and the reader to exceed the maximum communication distance. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Danny William Miller, Daniel E. Adamek
  • Patent number: 10413854
    Abstract: A support structure for an interior volume of a construction of pleated media is operably oriented in the interior volume and structurally supports the media. The support structure can pass directly through an innermost 60% of the interior volume. It can have a void volume not more than 80%. It can be inner liner-free and extend in a non-curved path. It can include a first sheet and second sheet of porous material. At least a first brace construction secures the first sheet and second sheet together and in spaced apart, opposing relation. The support structure can include a pleated construction having pleats extending in a direction non-parallel and angled to the direction of pleats of the pleated filter media. The support structure can be molded spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Edward Johnson, Gregory L. LaVallee, Janelle M. Hampton, Daniel E. Adamek, Jonathan G. Parsons, Richard Osendorf
  • Patent number: 10376822
    Abstract: A filter element is provided according to the present invention. The filter element includes: (a) a media pack arrangement having first and second opposite ends, said media pack arrangement comprising: (i) an inner liner defining a safety central open volume; (ii) a multilayer laminate media construction circumscribing the inner liner and having a first end and a second end, wherein the multilayer laminate media construction comprises: (A) a filtration media layer arranged in a waved configuration, wherein the filtration media layer has a first side and a second side; (B) a first fibrous support layer adjacent the first side of the filtration media layer arranged in the waved configuration; (b) a first end cap at the first end of the media pack arrangement; said first end cap having a central aperture in flow communication with said safety central open volume; and (c) a second end cap at the second end of the media pack arrangement; said second end cap being a closed end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Rakesh Yadav, Suresh Bommineni, Benny K. Nelson, Daniel E. Adamek
  • Publication number: 20190054411
    Abstract: Aspects herein include filter systems including short-range wireless tracking features to detect insertion and/or removal of filter elements from filter systems. In an embodiment, a filtration system is included having a housing including a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The housing can define an internal volume. A first filter element can be removably disposed within the housing. A short-range wireless communication tag can be associated with the first filter element. A short-range wireless communication reader can be associated with the housing, the reader configured to wirelessly send data to and receive data from the tag when the reader and the tag are at a distance that is less than or equal to a maximum communication distance. Removal of the first filter element from the housing can cause the distance between the tag and the reader to exceed the maximum communication distance. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Danny William Miller, Daniel E. Adamek
  • Publication number: 20180361292
    Abstract: An air cleaner assembly is disclosed, along with related methods. In one aspect, the air cleaner assembly has a housing including a housing body and a removable cover that together define an interior volume for holding a filter cartridge. The housing body can include a first plurality of lugs, wherein each of the first plurality of lugs has a first engagement surface disposed at a first angle that is oblique to a rotational plane of the cover. A second plurality of lugs can be provided on the cover, wherein each of the second plurality of lugs has a second engagement surface disposed at the first angle. A lock mechanism can also be provided that is disposed on the cover, wherein the lock mechanism includes a lock member axially movable between a locked position and an unlocked position to selectively secure the cover to the housing body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel E. Adamek, Richard J. Osendorf, Benny K. Nelson, Joseph A. Einberger
  • Publication number: 20180161717
    Abstract: Embodiments include an air filtration media pack comprising a plurality of layers of fluted media, each layer comprising a facing sheet and a fluted sheet, the fluted sheet comprising a first plurality of flutes and a second plurality of flutes, the first and second plurality of flutes being arranged in a parallel flow configuration; wherein the first and second plurality of flutes exhibit regular repeating differences in flute shape, flute size, flute height, flute width, cross-flute area, or filter media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel E. Adamek, Scott M. Brown, Mark A. Sala
  • Publication number: 20170361260
    Abstract: Air cleaner assemblies, components therefor, and features thereof are described. Also described are methods of assembly and use. In depicted examples, the air cleaner assemblies and components optionally use advantageous housing seal features. Methods of assembly and use are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Steven K. Campbell, Robert D. Johnston, Daniel E. Adamek
  • Publication number: 20170028341
    Abstract: A filtration media pack is provided having a plurality of layers of single facer media. The layer of single facer media includes a fluted sheet, a facing sheet, and a plurality of flutes extending between the fluted sheet and the facing sheet and having a flute length extending from a first face to a second face of the filtration media pack. A first portion of the plurality of flutes are closed to unfiltered fluid flowing into the first portion of the plurality of flutes, and a second portion of the plurality of flutes are closed to unfiltered fluid flowing out of the second portion of the plurality of flutes so that fluid passing into one of the first face and the second face of the media pack and out the other face of the media pack passes through media to provide filtration of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Gary J. Rocklitz, Robert M. Rogers, Daniel E. Adamek, Ming Ouyang, Anitha M. Mathew