Patents by Inventor Eric Schumacher

Eric Schumacher 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: 11530632
    Abstract: An oil filter for a motor vehicle includes a filter cartridge disposed in an oil filter housing. A piston of the filter cartridge is displaceable in the oil filter housing in an axial direction of the filter cartridge. The filter cartridge has a closure element where the closure element is held at an end of at least one strut of the filter cartridge and where a free end of the at least one strut is supported in the oil filter housing. The piston is displaceable relative to the at least one strut in the axial direction of the filter cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignees: Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Group AG
    Inventors: Markus Sander, Lionel Le Clech, Eric Schumacher
  • Patent number: 11517843
    Abstract: A filter element for an air filter of a motor vehicle includes a frame part which surrounds a filter material of the filter element. The filter element is insertable into a receiving space which is provided by a housing of the air filter. The filter element has a holding element which is movable from an initial position into a functional position by inserting the filter element in the receiving space. In the functional position, a fastening element can be fixed to the holding element. The fastening element is configured for securing a cover element, which is used to close an insertion opening of the receiving space, to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventor: Eric Schumacher
  • Patent number: 11504656
    Abstract: An oil filter for a motor vehicle has a filter cartridge which is disposed in an oil filter housing of the oil filter. The filter cartridge has a channel for filtered oil which is surrounded at least regionally by a filter material in the radial direction. At least one through opening is formed in a wall of the channel. An emergence of filtered oil via the at least one through opening into a channel for the filtered oil provided on sides of the oil filter housing is preventable by bringing the filter cartridge into a first position. An inlet into the channel provided on sides of the oil filter housing fluidically connectable to the at least one through opening by bringing the filter cartridge into a second position in which the filter cartridge is shifted relative to the first position in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Markus Sander, Lionel Le Clech, Thomas Seemueller, Eric Schumacher, Michael Hoffmann, Philipp Boehning, Kai Knoll
  • Patent number: 11439939
    Abstract: A connection arrangement for fixing a lid to a filter housing and to a filter element, by which an insertion opening in the filter housing can be closed, includes a holding element on the filter element and a locking element on the lid. The holding element can be fixed by a contact surface for contacting the locking element in a recess of the filter housing. The holding element has a latching geometry with which it can be latched in the recess of the filter housing. The locking element is a shaft with a bolt rod and a handle part. The shaft is guided through the lid such that the lid and the filter element in the latching position can, by the bolt rod and a contact surface formed as a ramp on the holding element, which engage with one another by turning the locking element, be spanned against each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventor: Eric Schumacher
  • Publication number: 20220266178
    Abstract: A fluid filter for a motor vehicle includes a filter housing and a filter cartridge which is disposable in the filter housing. The filter housing has a housing pot and a covering element where the filter cartridge is connectable to the housing pot by rotating around a longitudinal axis of the filter cartridge. A holding element having a web is disposed on an end plate of the filter cartridge where the web protrudes from a wall of the holding element and where the wall is formed to be spiral shaped radially to the longitudinal axis. The web of the holding element is engageable behind a holding web in a mounting position of the filter cartridge where the holding web projects at a constant distance from a wall, formed to be spiral shaped radially to the longitudinal axis, of a counter bearing disposed on the housing pot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventor: Eric SCHUMACHER
  • Publication number: 20220266172
    Abstract: A fluid filter for a motor vehicle includes a filter housing and a filter cartridge which is fixable on the filter housing by rotating around a longitudinal axis of the filter cartridge. A holding element having a web is disposed on an end plate of the filter cartridge where the web protrudes from a wall of the holding element and where the wall is formed as a spiral shape. The web of the holding element is engageable behind a holding web of a counter bearing disposed on the filter housing that is spiral shaped. The holding web has an incline in a rotational direction in comparison to an abutment region of the filter housing on which a sealing element of the filter cartridge abuts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventor: Eric SCHUMACHER
  • Publication number: 20220018271
    Abstract: An oil filter for a motor vehicle includes a filter cartridge disposed in an oil filter housing. A piston of the filter cartridge is displaceable in the oil filter housing in an axial direction of the filter cartridge. The filter cartridge has a closure element where the closure element is held at an end of at least one strut of the filter cartridge and where a free end of the at least one strut is supported in the oil filter housing. The piston is displaceable relative to the at least one strut in the axial direction of the filter cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Markus SANDER, Lionel LE CLECH, Eric SCHUMACHER
  • Patent number: 10950844
    Abstract: A pole cap for a battery pole of a battery has a sleeve-like contacting portion, which has an outer periphery widening conically in the direction of the battery pole and tapering conically in the direction of the battery pole. A terminal is formed as a double-walled terminal sleeve having an inner wall and an outer wall, both designed to be supported by a collar, where the walls form an annular gap for positively receiving the sleeve-like contacting portion of the pole cap and where the gap tapers in the direction of the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventor: Eric Schumacher
  • Patent number: 10898832
    Abstract: A filter device for a filter system of a motor vehicle includes a filter element which is securable to a filter module. A filter element securing structure is disposed on the filter element where the filter element securing stricture interacts with a respective securing structure disposed on the filter module to form a bayonet closure. The filter element securing structure is an arc-shaped guide groove in a base of the filter element, where the arc-shaped guide groove has an insertion opening at a first end and a latching contour at a second end. The respective securing structure disposed on the filter module is a head pin that is receivable in the arc-shaped groove, An edge region of the arc-shaped guide groove slopes from the insertion opening to the latching contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventor: Eric Schumacher
  • Publication number: 20200269174
    Abstract: A connection arrangement for fixing a lid to a filter housing and to a filter element, by which an insertion opening in the filter housing can be closed, includes a holding element on the filter element and a locking element on the lid. The holding element can be fixed by a contact surface for contacting the locking element in a recess of the filter housing. The holding element has a latching geometry with which it can be latched in the recess of the filter housing. The locking element is a shaft with a bolt rod and a handle part. The shaft is guided through the lid such that the lid and the filter element in the latching position can, by the bolt rod and a contact surface formed as a ramp on the holding element, which engage with one another by turning the locking element, be spanned against each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventor: Eric SCHUMACHER
  • Publication number: 20200230540
    Abstract: A filter element for an air filter of a motor vehicle includes a frame part which surrounds a filter material of the filter element. The filter element is insertable into a receiving space which is provided by a housing of the air filter. The filter element has a holding element which is movable from an initial position into a functional position by inserting the filter element in the receiving space. In the functional position, a fastening element can be fixed to the holding element. The fastening element is configured for securing a cover element, which is used to close an insertion opening of the receiving space, to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventor: Eric SCHUMACHER
  • Patent number: 10259293
    Abstract: An air filter for a ventilation device of a motor vehicle is disclosed. The air filter has a planar extension along which the air filter is able to be inserted into a flow area of the ventilation device transversely relative to a flow direction and has a filter medium arranged along its planar extension. The filter medium is bordered at least in certain regions by at least one frame wall. The frame wall has at least one section which is able to be brought into engagement with guide elements of the ventilation device in order to guide the air filter during insertion into the flow area. The section is a notch on an edge of the frame wall and is formed with an undercut relative to the edge such that the air filter is able to be braced transversely relative to the insertion direction during insertion in two directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventor: Eric Schumacher
  • Publication number: 20190105586
    Abstract: A filter device for a filter system of a motor vehicle includes a filter element which is securable to a filter module. A filter element securing structure is disposed on the filter element where the filter element securing stricture interacts with a respective securing structure disposed on the filter module to form a bayonet closure. The filter element securing structure is an arc-shaped guide groove in a base of the filter element, where the arc-shaped guide groove has an insertion opening at a first end and a latching contour at a second end. The respective securing structure disposed on the filter module is a head pin that is receivable in the arc-shaped groove, An edge region of the arc-shaped guide groove slopes from the insertion opening to the latching contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventor: Eric SCHUMACHER
  • Publication number: 20180333664
    Abstract: An oil filter for a motor vehicle has a filter cartridge which is disposed in an oil filter housing of the oil filter. The filter cartridge has a channel for filtered oil which is surrounded at least regionally by a filter material in the radial direction. At least one through opening is formed in a wall of the channel. An emergence of filtered oil via the at least one through opening into a channel for the filtered oil provided on sides of the oil filter housing is preventable by bringing the filter cartridge into a first position. An inlet into the channel provided on sides of the oil filter housing fluidically connectable to the at least one through opening by bringing the filter cartridge into a second position in which the filter cartridge is shifted relative to the first position in an axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Markus SANDER, Lionel LE CLECH, Thomas SEEMULLER, Eric SCHUMACHER, Michael HOFFMANN, Philipp BOEHNING, Kai KNOLL
  • Publication number: 20180309111
    Abstract: A pole cap for a battery pole of a battery has a sleeve-like contacting portion, which has an outer periphery widening conically in the direction of the battery pole and tapering conically in the direction of the battery pole. A terminal is formed as a double-walled terminal sleeve having an inner wall and an outer wall, both designed to be supported by a collar, where the walls form an annular gap for positively receiving the sleeve-like contacting portion of the pole cap and where the gap tapers in the direction of the collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Daimier AG
    Inventor: Eric SCHUMACHER
  • Patent number: 10081338
    Abstract: A connection arrangement to connect a wiper blade to a wiper arm is disclosed. A connection element includes an upper part formed to fasten the connection element to the wiper arm, on which upper part a lower part formed to hold a basic body of the wiper blade is mounted to be pivotable around a rotational axis. A slider encloses the wiper arm in an end region, where the slider is able to move along the wiper arm from an assembly position into a functional position securing the connection element. A securing element prevents a movement of the slider into the assembly position during a pivot movement of the lower part around the rotational axis by a first value and allows the movement of the slider into the assembly position if the lower part is pivoted by a second value which is greater than the first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Heiko Schmid, Eric Schumacher
  • Publication number: 20170239599
    Abstract: A filter element for a filter device of an internal combustion engine, in particular a motor vehicle, is disclosed. The filter element for filtering a fluid of the internal combustion engine can be inserted in the direction of an insertion axis along a lateral wall of a filter housing. The filter element has at least one sealing element for fluidically blocking at least one throughflow opening formed in the lateral wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Philipp WEBER, Uwe BINDEL, Eric SCHUMACHER, Joris DE JONG, Ling DETTMANN, Reinhold BRUEHL, Wolfgang ENDERLE, Johannes GUETHOFF, Margarita PETROSSIANTS, Nikolaos SAVVANIS
  • Publication number: 20170174050
    Abstract: An air filter for a ventilation device of a motor vehicle is disclosed. The air filter has a planar extension along which the air filter is able to be inserted into a flow area of the ventilation device transversely relative to a flow direction and has a filter medium arranged along its planar extension. The filter medium is bordered at least in certain regions by at least one frame wall. The frame wall has at least one section which is able to be brought into engagement with guide elements of the ventilation device in order to guide the air filter during insertion into the flow area. The section is a notch on an edge of the frame wall and is formed with an undercut relative to the edge such that the air filter is able to be braced transversely relative to the insertion direction during insertion in two directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventor: Eric SCHUMACHER
  • Publication number: 20160375875
    Abstract: A connection arrangement to connect a wiper blade to a wiper arm is disclosed. A connection element includes an upper part formed to fasten the connection element to the wiper arm, on which upper part a lower part formed to hold a basic body of the wiper blade is mounted to be pivotable around a rotational axis. A slider encloses the wiper arm in an end region, where the slider is able to move along the wiper arm from an assembly position into a functional position securing the connection element. A securing element prevents a movement of the slider into the assembly position during a pivot movement of the lower part around the rotational axis by a first value and allows the movement of the slider into the assembly position if the lower part is pivoted by a second value which is greater than the first value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Heiko SCHMID, Eric SCHUMACHER
  • Publication number: 20150151719
    Abstract: A wiper blade for a windscreen wiper system of a vehicle includes a connection element with an upper part formed to fix the connection element to a wiper arm of the windscreen wiper system. A lower part supporting a base body of the wiper blade is mounted to rotate around an axis of rotation on the upper part. The connection element is able to be brought into a functional position that allows the wiping of the windscreen, in which at least one latch element arranged on the upper part is locked in place with a counterpart provided on the sides of the wiper arm. Due to the movement of the lower part relative to the upper part, the at least one latch element is able to be brought into an unlocked position, in which the connection element is able to be released by the wiper arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventor: Eric Schumacher