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).

  • 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
  • Patent number: 9433884
    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: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary J. Rocklitz, Robert M. Rogers, Daniel E. Adamek, Ming Ouyang, Anitha Mathew
  • Publication number: 20160177891
    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 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Rakesh YADAV, Suresh BOMMINENI, Benny K. NELSON, Daniel E. ADAMEK
  • Publication number: 20150151233
    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: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: PHILIP EDWARD JOHNSON, Gregory L. LaVallee, Janelle M. Hampton, Daniel E. Adamek, Jonathan G. Parsons, Richard Osendorf
  • Publication number: 20140182251
    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: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary J. Rocklitz, Robert M. Rogers, Daniel E. Adamek, Ming Ouyang, Anitha Mathew
  • Patent number: 8747512
    Abstract: A filter element that has at least two, planar, non-curved filtration panels. In a preferred embodiment, the filter element has three panels, providing a generally triangular filter element. The outlet aperture, from the filter element, generally follows the configuration of the filter. That is, a filter element having three filtration panels will have a generally three-sided outlet aperture. The outlet aperture preferably is not a true polygon, but rather, includes rounded or curved sides and/or corners. The filter element includes an outlet sealing configuration that may provide both axial and radial sealing to outlet ductwork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jarren B. Mills, Daniel E. Adamek, Richard Dejong
  • Publication number: 20120159910
    Abstract: A filter element that has at least two, planar, non-curved filtration panels. In a preferred embodiment, the filter element has three panels, providing a generally triangular filter element. The outlet aperture, from the filter element, generally follows the configuration of the filter. That is, a filter element having three filtration panels will have a generally three-sided outlet aperture. The outlet aperture preferably is not a true polygon, but rather, includes rounded or curved sides and/or corners. The filter element includes an outlet sealing configuration that may provide both axial and radial sealing to outlet ductwork.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: JARREN B. MILLS, Daniel E. Adamek, Richard Dejong
  • Patent number: 8128724
    Abstract: A filter element that has at least two, planar, non-curved filtration panels. In a preferred embodiment, the filter element has three panels, providing a generally triangular filter element. The outlet aperture, from the filter element, generally follows the configuration of the filter. That is, a filter element having three filtration panels will have a generally three-sided outlet aperture. The outlet aperture preferably is not a true polygon, but rather, includes rounded or curved sides and/or corners. The filter element includes an outlet sealing configuration that may provide both axial and radial sealing to outlet ductwork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jarren B. Mills, Daniel E. Adamek, Richard Dejong
  • Patent number: 8021455
    Abstract: A filter element having multiple formed layers of filtration media is disclosed. The media are layered so as to form a pore size gradient. The filter element is capable of removing both solid and liquid particulates from a moving fluid stream. The filter element has high strength and compressibility. The layers can be supported on a porous or perforate support to provide mechanical stability during filtering operations. The filtration media layers can be formed into various filter element forms such as panels, cartridges, inserts, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Adamek, Jan Cappuyns, Egide Emmanuel Paul Baudry Moreau, Ming Ouyang, Robert M. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20100018396
    Abstract: An adsorbent article having a base body or matrix onto which is applied an adsorptive coating. The body or matrix can be a honeycomb matrix or structure having a plurality of cells defining a plurality of passages extending through the body. The adsorptive coating comprises an adsorptive media, such as activated carbon or ion exchange resin, that is bound by a polymeric adhesive or resin. A reactant material is preferably included in the adsorptive coating. The adsorbent article has a minimal pressure loss therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Lefei DING, Daniel E. Adamek, Andrew James Dallas, Brian Nghia Hoang, Jon Dennis Joriman, Kevin John Seguin
  • Publication number: 20090199520
    Abstract: A filter element that has at least two, planar, non-curved filtration panels. In a preferred embodiment, the filter element has three panels, providing a generally triangular filter element. The outlet aperture, from the filter element, generally follows the configuration of the filter. That is, a filter element having three filtration panels will have a generally three-sided outlet aperture. The outlet aperture preferably is not a true polygon, but rather, includes rounded or curved sides and/or corners. The filter element includes an outlet sealing configuration that may provide both axial and radial sealing to outlet ductwork.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jarren B. Mills, Daniel E. Adamek, Richard Dejong
  • Patent number: 7520913
    Abstract: A filter element that has at least two, planar, non-curved filtration panels. In a preferred embodiment, the filter element has three panels, providing a generally triangular filter element. The outlet aperture, from the filter element, generally follows the configuration of the filter. That is, a filter element having three filtration panels will have a generally three-sided outlet aperture. The outlet aperture preferably is not a true polygon, but rather, includes rounded or curved sides and/or corners. The filter element includes an outlet sealing configuration that may provide both axial and radial sealing to outlet ductwork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jarren B. Mills, Daniel E. Adamek, Richard Dejong
  • Publication number: 20090044702
    Abstract: A filter element having multiple formed layers of filtration media is disclosed. The media are layered so as to form a pore size gradient. The filter element is capable of removing both solid and liquid particulates from a moving fluid stream. The filter element has high strength and compressibility. The layers can be supported on a porous or perforate support to provide mechanical stability during filtering operations. The filtration media layers can be formed into various filter element forms such as panels, cartridges, inserts, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Daniel E. Adamek, Jan Cappuyns, Egide Emmanuel Paul Baudry Moreau, Ming Ouyang, Robert M. Rogers