Patents by Inventor Frederick M. Baumgartner

Frederick M. Baumgartner 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: 20240218822
    Abstract: A vehicle exhaust system having a first pipe, a second pipe, and an integral hood. The first pipe extending between a first end and a second end. The second pipe extending between a third end and a fourth end. At least a portion of the first pipe being positioned within the second pipe such that the second end is provided downstream of the third end. The integral hood is formed between the second end and the third end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2023
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Inventors: STEPHEN THOMAS, GABRIEL OSTROMECKI, ASELA ANURUDDHIKA BENTHARA-WADUMESTHRIGE, FREDERICK M. BAUMGARTNER, DAVID ALAN STEPHENS, MARCEL WOMANN
  • Publication number: 20230366337
    Abstract: An exhaust device includes a casing including an inlet configured to receive an exhaust gas, an outlet configured to discharge the exhaust gas, and a chamber disposed therein between the inlet and the outlet. The casing defines a longitudinal axis along its length. The exhaust device further includes an exhaust conduit at least partially received within the chamber of the casing along the longitudinal axis. The exhaust conduit includes an inner surface, an opposing outer surface, a plurality of perforations extending through the exhaust conduit from the inner surface to the outer surface, and at least one protrusion extending outwardly from the outer surface. The exhaust device further includes an absorptive material disposed on the outer surface of the exhaust conduit. The at least one protrusion of the exhaust conduit engages with the absorptive material in order to form an interference fit between the absorptive material and the exhaust conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Frederick M. Baumgartner, Srinivasa N Rangan Chakravarthi, Jonar Mendoza
  • Patent number: 11808186
    Abstract: A vehicle exhaust system and method of minimizing a leaked mass flow comprising an exhaust component defining a central axis and having an inner surface and an outer surface, such that the inner surface defines a primary exhaust gas flow path extending along the central axis from an inlet to an outlet, and a surface component having a hood spaced from the exhaust component to define a reservoir having a reservoir volume (V), the reservoir comprising a reservoir inlet fluidly coupled to the primary exhaust gas flow path and defining an inlet area (A), and a reservoir outlet fluidly coupled to an outside environment. The reservoir volume and inlet area having a defined relationship. The reservoir volume and a mass flow through the inlet area having a defined relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Ostromecki, Stephen Thomas, Asela Benthara-Wadumesthrige, Frederick M. Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 11725567
    Abstract: A vehicle exhaust system for allowing passage of exhaust gasses therethrough. The vehicle exhaust system has a first pipe having a first end and a second end. The first end defines an exhaust gas inlet and the second end defines an exhaust gas outlet. The vehicle exhaust system also has a second pipe positioned downstream of the first pipe and has a third end and a fourth end. At least a portion of the second end of first pipe is positioned within the third end of the second pipe defining an overlap between the second end of the first pipe and the third end of the second pipe. The first pipe and the second pipe together define a volume for the exhaust gasses. The volume comprises a first volume passageway between the exhaust gas inlet and the exhaust gas outlet and a second volume passageway defined by the overlap of the second pipe and the first pipe and having an inlet for exhaust gasses into the second volume passageway and an outlet from the second volume passageway positioned axially upstream of inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Golin, Gabriel Ostromecki, Frederick M. Baumgartner
  • Publication number: 20220018276
    Abstract: A vehicle exhaust system for allowing passage of exhaust gasses therethrough. The vehicle exhaust system has a first pipe having a first end and a second end. The first end defines an exhaust gas inlet and the second end defines an exhaust gas outlet. The vehicle exhaust system also has a second pipe positioned downstream of the first pipe and has a third end and a fourth end. At least a portion of the second end of first pipe is positioned within the third end of the second pipe defining an overlap between the second end of the first pipe and the third end of the second pipe. The first pipe and the second pipe together define a volume for the exhaust gasses. The volume comprises a first volume passageway between the exhaust gas inlet and the exhaust gas outlet and a second volume passageway defined by the overlap of the second pipe and the first pipe and having an inlet for exhaust gasses into the second volume passageway and an outlet from the second volume passageway positioned axially upstream of inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Michael A. Golin, Gabriel Ostromecki, Frederick M. Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 11187135
    Abstract: A vehicle exhaust system includes a tubular component which allow passage of exhaust gases therethrough. The tubular component includes an upstream pipe having a first end and a second end. The tubular component further includes a downstream pipe having a third end and a fourth end. The third end of the downstream pipe at least partially encloses the second end of the upstream pipe such that the upstream pipe and the downstream pipe together define a junction region and the fourth end defines a primary exhaust gas flow path. The downstream pipe at least partially defines an opening within the junction region such that the opening provides a secondary exhaust gas flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Golin, Gabriel Ostromecki, Frederick M. Baumgartner
  • Publication number: 20210285349
    Abstract: A vehicle exhaust system and method of minimizing a leaked mass flow comprising an exhaust component defining a central axis and having an inner surface and an outer surface, such that the inner surface defines a primary exhaust gas flow path extending along the central axis from an inlet to an outlet, and a surface component having a hood spaced from the exhaust component to define a reservoir having a reservoir volume (V), the reservoir comprising a reservoir inlet fluidly coupled to the primary exhaust gas flow path and defining an inlet area (A), and a reservoir outlet fluidly coupled to an outside environment. The reservoir volume and inlet area having a defined relationship. The reservoir volume and a mass flow through the inlet area having a defined relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: GABRIEL OSTROMECKI, STEPHEN THOMAS, ASELA BENTHARA-WADUMESTHRIGE, FREDERICK M. BAUMGARTNER
  • Publication number: 20200392887
    Abstract: A vehicle exhaust system includes a tubular component which allow passage of exhaust gases therethrough. The tubular component includes an upstream pipe having a first end and a second end. The tubular component further includes a downstream pipe having a third end and a fourth end. The third end of the downstream pipe at least partially encloses the second end of the upstream pipe such that the upstream pipe and the downstream pipe together define a junction region and the fourth end defines a primary exhaust gas flow path. The downstream pipe at least partially defines an opening within the junction region such that the opening provides a secondary exhaust gas flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. Golin, Gabriel Ostromecki, Frederick M. Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 10439683
    Abstract: Systems and methods for relaying in broadcast single-frequency networks are disclosed herein. A single-frequency network can be formed in part using transmitters that receive data via a cooperative relay channel instead of a studio-to-transmitter link. In some embodiments, transmitter may use a portion of its transmission time to relay in-band information to the single-frequency network transmitter using time-division multiplexing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick M. Baumgartner, Michael J. Simon, William Soreth, Thomas Ian Hoots, Marshall Hans Behrmann, Louis Herbert Libin
  • Patent number: 9689301
    Abstract: A muffler includes a shell, baffles, and a plurality of pipes. The shell defines first and second end cavities and a central cavity. The end cavities have larger cross-sectional areas that a cross-sectional area of the central cavity. The baffles cooperate to form multiple chambers within the shell. A first inlet directs a first portion of the exhaust into a first chamber. A second inlet directs a second portion of the exhaust into a second chamber. A first pipe extends through first, third and fourth baffles and includes an inlet in the fourth chamber. The first pipe directs exhaust from the fourth chamber to a first outlet at the first end cavity. A second pipe extends through the second, third and fourth baffles and includes an inlet in the third chamber. The second pipe directs exhaust from the third chamber to a second outlet at the second end cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Carr, Frederick M. Baumgartner, David R. Bednarz, Deep K. Singh, Bradley B. Walworth
  • Publication number: 20150330283
    Abstract: A muffler includes a shell, baffles, and a plurality of pipes. The shell defines first and second end cavities and a central cavity. The end cavities have larger cross-sectional areas that a cross-sectional area of the central cavity. The baffles cooperate to form multiple chambers within the shell. A first inlet directs a first portion of the exhaust into a first chamber. A second inlet directs a second portion of the exhaust into a second chamber. A first pipe extends through first, third and fourth baffles and includes an inlet in the fourth chamber. The first pipe directs exhaust from the fourth chamber to a first outlet at the first end cavity. A second pipe extends through the second, third and fourth baffles and includes an inlet in the third chamber. The second pipe directs exhaust from the third chamber to a second outlet at the second end cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Richard T. Carr, Frederick M. Baumgartner, David R. Bednarz, Deep K. Singh, Bradley B. Walworth
  • Patent number: 9121320
    Abstract: A muffler includes a shell, baffles, and a plurality of pipes. The shell defines first and second end cavities and a central cavity. The end cavities have larger cross-sectional areas that a cross-sectional area of the central cavity. The baffles cooperate to form multiple chambers within the shell. A first inlet directs a first portion of the exhaust into a first chamber. A second inlet directs a second portion of the exhaust into a second chamber. A first pipe extends through first, third and fourth baffles and includes an inlet in the fourth chamber. The first pipe directs exhaust from the fourth chamber to a first outlet at the first end cavity. A second pipe extends through the second, third and fourth baffles and includes an inlet in the third chamber. The second pipe directs exhaust from the third chamber to a second outlet at the second end cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Carr, Frederick M. Baumgartner, David R. Bednarz, Deep K. Singh, Bradley B. Walworth
  • Publication number: 20150053501
    Abstract: A muffler includes a shell, baffles, and a plurality of pipes. The shell defines first and second end cavities and a central cavity. The end cavities have larger cross-sectional areas that a cross-sectional area of the central cavity. The baffles cooperate to form multiple chambers within the shell. A first inlet directs a first portion of the exhaust into a first chamber. A second inlet directs a second portion of the exhaust into a second chamber. A first pipe extends through first, third and fourth baffles and includes an inlet in the fourth chamber. The first pipe directs exhaust from the fourth chamber to a first outlet at the first end cavity. A second pipe extends through the second, third and fourth baffles and includes an inlet in the third chamber. The second pipe directs exhaust from the third chamber to a second outlet at the second end cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Richard T. Carr, Frederick M. Baumgartner, David R. Bednarz, Deep K. Singh, Bradley B. Walworth
  • Patent number: 8509678
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods and systems for activating display of content items on a mobile device based on event criteria associated with a profile of a user. For example, one embodiment comprises a method of activating reception of multimedia data on a mobile device. The method includes receiving metadata identified with at least a portion of one of plurality of broadcasts, determining, based on the metadata identified with the portion of broadcast content, whether the portion contains event metadata satisfying event criteria associated with a profile of a user, and instructing a receiver of a mobile device of the user to tune to the broadcast for receipt of the portion of the broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Frederick M. Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 8289846
    Abstract: Methods and systems generate a multiplex signal including two or more different sub-multiplexes for transmission via a broadcast network. A first sub-multiplex may include several services for broadcast in multiple locations, while multiple second sub-multiplexes may include services for broadcast within particular locations. A statistical multiplexer generates the first sub-multiplex within a first bandwidth allocation. If the first sub-multiplex services cannot fit within the allocated bandwidth, the bandwidth allocation may be adjusted. The statistical multiplexer may generate a second sub-multiplex within a second bandwidth allocation. If the second sub-multiplex services do not fit within the allocated bandwidth, the bandwidth allocation may be adjusted to increase the bandwidth allocated to the second sub-multiplex and decrease the bandwidth allocated to the first sub-multiplex so that the total bandwidth capacity of a broadcast network is not exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Frederick M. Baumgartner
  • Publication number: 20110069614
    Abstract: Methods and systems generate a multiplex signal including two or more different sub-multiplexes for transmission via a broadcast network. A first sub-multiplex may include several services for broadcast in multiple locations, while multiple second sub-multiplexes may include services for broadcast within particular locations. A statistical multiplexer generates the first sub-multiplex within a first bandwidth allocation. If the first sub-multiplex services cannot fit within the allocated bandwidth, the bandwidth allocation may be adjusted. The statistical multiplexer may generate a second sub-multiplex within a second bandwidth allocation. If the second sub-multiplex services do not fit within the allocated bandwidth, the bandwidth allocation may be adjusted to increase the bandwidth allocated to the second sub-multiplex and decrease the bandwidth allocated to the first sub-multiplex so that the total bandwidth capacity of a broadcast network is not exceeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: FREDERICK M. BAUMGARTNER
  • Publication number: 20090221229
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods and systems for activating display of content items on a mobile device based on event criteria associated with a profile of a user. For example, one embodiment comprises a method of activating reception of multimedia data on a mobile device. The method includes receiving metadata identified with at least a portion of one of plurality of broadcasts, determining, based on the metadata identified with the portion of broadcast content, whether the portion contains event metadata satisfying event criteria associated with a profile of a user, and instructing a receiver of a mobile device of the user to tune to the broadcast for receipt of the portion of the broadcast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventor: Frederick M. Baumgartner
  • Publication number: 20090156117
    Abstract: A communication satellite comprises at least one antenna configured to communicate with at least one ground terminal over a first communication link in a first frequency band and a second communication link in a second frequency band. The first communication link and the second communication link are for communicating the same information. A satellite communication system comprises a first satellite having a first antenna configured to communicate with a ground terminal over a first communication link in a first frequency band and a second communication link in a second frequency band. The satellite communication system further comprises a second satellite having a second antenna configured to communicate with the ground terminal over a third communication link in the first frequency band and a fourth communication link in the second frequency band. The first communication link and the second communication link are for communicating the same information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Frederick M. Baumgartner