Patents by Inventor Frank Langner

Frank Langner 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: 20200182728
    Abstract: A pressure sensor assembly, which includes a support substrate, circuitry mounted to the support substrate, at least one conductor mounted to the support substrate and in electrical communication with the circuitry, and at least one vertically conductive path connected to and in electrical communication with the at least one conductor. The pressure sensor assembly also includes a diaphragm, at least one sealing glass section connected to the diaphragm and the support substrate, and at least one lateral conductive feed-through mounted to the diaphragm. At least one conductive joint is connected to the vertically conductive path and the lateral conductive feed-through, and the conductive joint provides electrical communication between the vertically conductive path and the lateral conductive feed-through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Vitesco Technologies USA, LLC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Frye, Joe Pin Wang, David W. Ivaska, Richard E. Cronin, Erich Mattmann, Frank Langner
  • Patent number: 6688271
    Abstract: A switching-type intake pipe for internal combustion engines comprises an intake duct with a shorting aperture. The shorting aperture can be closed and opened by a switching flap. The switching flap is connected via a non-rigid connection with a flap lever. The connection between the flap lever and the switching flap is formed by a plate on the one side and a calotte on the other side. Thus, a tiltable connection, which is easy to manufacture and install, is produced between the switching flap and the flap lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Pierburg GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Sanders, Frank Langner
  • Publication number: 20030062014
    Abstract: A switching-type intake pipe (10) for internal combustion engines comprises an intake duct (11) with a shorting aperture (16). Said shorting aperture (16) can be closed and opened by a switching flap (18,18′). Said switching flap (18) is connected via a non-rigid connection with a flap lever (20). The connection between said flap lever (20) and said switching flap (18) is formed by a plate (32) on the one side and a calotte (26) on the other side. Thus a tiltable connection, which is easy to manufacture and install, is produced between said switching flap (18) and said flap lever (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Applicant: Pierburg GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Sanders, Frank Langner
  • Patent number: 5785013
    Abstract: A pump-motor unit for pumping a coolant for cooling an internal combustion engine in which a centrifugal pump is connected to an electrically commutated d.c. motor to be driven thereby. A power electronic circuit is mounted on a plate and installed in the unit in connection with the d.c. motor to operate the motor in accordance with signals delivered to said power electronic circuit from an external power source. A cooling body is supported in the unit to cool the power electronic circuit by transferring heat from the power electronic circuit to the coolant. The centrifugal pump and the d.c. motor are interconnected through the cooling body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Pierburg AG
    Inventors: Walther Sinn, Frank Langner, Wolfgang Weller, Wolfgang Zacher, Jens Teubel, Ronald Rathke
  • Patent number: 5099396
    Abstract: A electronic circuit for an automobile, in particular in an instrument cluster, is disclosed. The electronic circuit comprises a computer having at least one microprocessor and application-specific integrated circuits and it is arranged in a shielding housing for suppression of electromagnetic interference. For improved removal of heat and high-frequency decoupling, surface areas of the external shielding are electrically and mechanically closely coupled to corresponding surface areas on the conducting path and, in addition, the incoming and outgoing lines which are subject to interference are protected by suitable filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Assignee: VDO Adolf Schindling AG
    Inventors: Herbert Barz, Frank Langner