Patents by Inventor Mario Rieger

Mario Rieger 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: 11471807
    Abstract: A filter housing for a filter device is provided with an inlet housing arranged upstream of a filter element. The inlet housing has an inflow opening for introducing a fluid to be purified into the filter housing. The inlet housing has an overflow opening at an outlet of the inlet housing, wherein the overflow opening conveys the fluid to be purified to the filter element. The inlet housing has an inlet channel disposed between the inflow opening and the overflow opening. The inlet channel has an intermediately positioned channel section located between the inflow opening and the overflow opening, wherein a cross-sectional shape of the intermediately positioned channel section differs from a cross-sectional shape of the inflow opening and from a cross-sectional shape of the overflow opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Rieger, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Stefan Kunze, Ulrich Dehnen, Johannes Stuerner, Markus Beylich
  • Patent number: 11338235
    Abstract: A filter device is provided with a filter housing provided with a housing wall and with a filter element arranged in the filter housing. The filter element has an annular filter medium body and an end disk arranged at an end face of the filter medium body. The filter medium body surrounds in a ring shape an inwardly positioned flow space for receiving a fluid to be filtered. An annular circumferentially extending flow path is positioned between an outer contour of the end disk and an inner side of the housing wall of the filter housing. Guide vanes project into the annular circumferentially extending flow path. The guide vanes are fastened at the end disk at the filter element. A cover is arranged at the end disk at the filter element and covers a portion of the annular circumferentially extending flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Rieger, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Stefan Kunze, Ulrich Dehnen, Johannes Stuerner, Markus Beylich
  • Patent number: 11247159
    Abstract: A filter device is disclosed having a round filter element having a filter medium body with an open interior. The filter element is installable into a filter housing having a base filter housing and a housing cover, in which an inflow opening of the cover overlaps against and aligns with an inflow opening of a base housing part such they form a continuous inflow opening. A support mesh cage arranged on the radially outer wall of the annular filter medium body. The filter housing has a longitudinally extended cross-sectional shape in which the inflow opening and an outlet opening are both arranged on the base housing part at opposing sides of the base housing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Nadine Donauer, Philipp Hettkamp, Arthur Sudermann, Torsten Fritzsching, Mario Rieger, Michael Heim
  • Patent number: 11219855
    Abstract: A filter module is provided with a filter housing provided with an inflow opening. A filter element with an annular filter medium body with an elongate cross-sectional shape is arranged inside the filter housing. A flow path is defined between the inflow opening of the filter housing and an inflow side of the filter medium body. A swirl device is arranged in the flow path and impresses a swirl onto an incoming fluid. The swirl device is a part separate from an outer wall of the filter housing. The swirl device is arranged axially upstream of the inflow side of the filter medium body. The swirl device is provided with a displacement body arranged inside the filter housing adjacent to the inflow opening. The displacement body forms a flow guiding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Rieger, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Stefan Kunze, Ulrich Dehnen, Johannes Stuerner, Markus Beylich
  • Patent number: 11192054
    Abstract: A filter element is provided with an annular filter medium body and an end disk arranged at an end face of the annular filter medium body. Guide vanes are arranged adjacent to the end disk, wherein the guide vanes extend radially past an outer contour of the end disk and project into a flow path upstream of an inflow side of the annular filter medium body. The guide vanes are held at the end disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Rieger, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Stefan Kunze, Ulrich Dehnen, Johannes Stuerner, Markus Beylich
  • Publication number: 20210138380
    Abstract: A cover for a filter system for filtering a fluid has a fluid channel arranged at an inner side of the cover. The cover has a rim and at least one opening arranged in the rim to allow the fluid to pass through, wherein the opening is connected in fluid communication with the fluid channel. The fluid channel is connected in fluid communication with the interior of a filter element of the filter system. A seal for the cover has a first sealing ring and a second sealing connected to each other by flanks. The filter system has a housing with a housing part that is closable by the cover. A filter element is exchangeably arranged in the housing, and the fluid channel of the cover is connected in fluid communication to the interior of the filter element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Torsten Fritzsching, Philipp Hettkamp, Mario Rieger
  • Publication number: 20210121807
    Abstract: An air filter element for an air filter for an internal combustion engine is provided with a filter medium surrounding annularly a longitudinal axis of the air filter element. A first end disk is provided at a first end face of the air filter element, wherein the filter medium is embedded in the first end disk at the first end face. A clean air seal is configured to seal a raw side of the air filter against a clean side of the air filter. The clean air seal and the first end disk are embodied together as one piece. The clean air seal protrudes continuously radially past the filter medium. A filter housing for the air filter element is provided with a filter pot and a cover and has a clean air outlet and a raw air inlet arranged at a side wall of the filter pot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Torsten Fritzsching, Philipp Hettkamp, Arthur Sudermann, Friedrich Kupfer, Mario Rieger
  • Patent number: 10960735
    Abstract: A cabin air filter is provided with a filter medium and a filter element frame that frames the filter medium and is configured to attach the cabin air filter to a filter housing. The filter element frame is provided with at least one engagement element configured to engage pivotably at least one receiving element of the filter housing for pivoting the cabin air filter relative to the filter housing about a pivot axis. The filter element frame also has at least one snap hook that locks with at least one locking element of the filter housing for blocking pivoting of the cabin air filter relative to the filter housing at least in a first direction about the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Nefzer, Torsten Fritzsching, Mario Rieger, Dominik Haider, Stephan Kessler
  • Publication number: 20210069630
    Abstract: A filter element for a filter system for filtering a fluid has a filter bellows arranged about a longitudinal axis and enclosing an interior of the filter element. An end disk that is provided with an opening to the interior of the filter element is arranged at the filter bellows. The end disk has a bead that is arranged at the opening to the interior and partially surrounds the opening to the interior. The bead projects outwardly in a direction of the longitudinal axis. The filter system has a housing with a cover and a housing part closable by the cover. The filter element can be exchangeably arranged in the housing. The bead, in a mounted state of the filter element in the housing, engages a complementary receptacle arranged at an inner side of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Torsten Fritzsching, Philipp Hettkamp, Arthur Sudermann, Friedrich Kupfer, Mario Rieger
  • Patent number: 10883456
    Abstract: A filter element (10) is provided with open filter body (16) of a filter medium (18). The filter element (10) has at least one longitudinal mating surface (40) which is directed with at least one direction component axially to an element axis (14) of the filter element (10) and which is in contact with a corresponding longitudinal mating surface of the filter housing (11) for securing the filter element (10) axially to the element axis (14). The filter element (10) has at least one transverse retaining surface (52) which is directed with at least one direction component across the element axis (14). The transverse retaining surface (52) is separated from the at least one longitudinal retaining surface (40) and may be in contact with a corresponding transverse mating surface (56) of the filter housing (11) for securing the filter element (10) across the element axis (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Werner Blossey, Mario Rieger, Robert Hasenfratz, Nadine Donauer, Andreas Weber
  • Publication number: 20200346154
    Abstract: A filter device is provided with a filter housing provided with a housing wall and with a filter element arranged in the filter housing. The filter element has an annular filter medium body and an end disk arranged at an end face of the filter medium body. The filter medium body surrounds in a ring shape an inwardly positioned flow space for receiving a fluid to be filtered. An annular circumferentially extending flow path is positioned between an outer contour of the end disk and an inner side of the housing wall of the filter housing. Guide vanes project into the annular circumferentially extending flow path. The guide vanes are fastened at the end disk at the filter element. A cover is arranged at the end disk at the filter element and covers a portion of the annular circumferentially extending flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Mario Rieger, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Stefan Kunze, Ulrich Dehnen, Johannes Stuerner, Markus Beylich
  • Publication number: 20200346158
    Abstract: A filter device is provided with a filter housing and a filter element arranged in the filter housing. The filter element is provided with an annular filter medium body that has an inflow side. The filter housing has a dirt collecting region in flow communication with the inflow side of the annular filter medium body. The dirt collecting region has an annular circumferentially extending configuration. A flow-tight separation element is arranged at or adjacent to the annular filter medium body. The dirt collecting region adjoins the flow-tight separation element. An inflow region is positioned at the inflow side of the annular filter medium body and immediately adjoins the dirt collecting region. The dirt collecting region has a radial extension relative to a longitudinal axis of the annular filter medium body, and the radial extension of the dirt collecting region is larger than a radial extension of the inflow region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Mario Rieger, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Stefan Kunze, Ulrich Dehnen, Johannes Stuerner, Markus Beylich
  • Publication number: 20200346152
    Abstract: A filter housing for a filter device is provided with an inlet housing arranged upstream of a filter element. The inlet housing has an inflow opening for introducing a fluid to be purified into the filter housing. The inlet housing has an overflow opening at an outlet of the inlet housing, wherein the overflow opening conveys the fluid to be purified to the filter element. The inlet housing has an inlet channel disposed between the inflow opening and the overflow opening. The inlet channel has an intermediately positioned channel section located between the inflow opening and the overflow opening, wherein a cross-sectional shape of the intermediately positioned channel section differs from a cross-sectional shape of the inflow opening and from a cross-sectional shape of the overflow opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Mario Rieger, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Stefan Kunze, Ulrich Dehnen, Johannes Stuerner, Markus Beylich
  • Publication number: 20200346160
    Abstract: A filter module is provided with a filter housing provided with an inflow opening. A filter element with an annular filter medium body with an elongate cross-sectional shape is arranged inside the filter housing. A flow path is defined between the inflow opening of the filter housing and an inflow side of the filter medium body. A swirl device is arranged in the flow path and impresses a swirl onto an incoming fluid. The swirl device is a part separate from an outer wall of the filter housing. The swirl device is arranged axially upstream of the inflow side of the filter medium body. The swirl device is provided with a displacement body arranged inside the filter housing adjacent to the inflow opening. The displacement body forms a flow guiding element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Mario Rieger, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Stefan Kunze, Ulrich Dehnen, Johannes Stuerner, Markus Beylich
  • Publication number: 20200346153
    Abstract: A filter element is provided with an annular filter medium body and an end disk arranged at an end face of the annular filter medium body. Guide vanes are arranged adjacent to the end disk, wherein the guide vanes extend radially past an outer contour of the end disk and project into a flow path upstream of an inflow side of the annular filter medium body. The guide vanes are held at the end disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Mario Rieger, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Stefan Kunze, Ulrich Dehnen, Johannes Stuerner, Markus Beylich
  • Patent number: 10561969
    Abstract: A filter element is provided with a filter bellows that has an inflow side and an outflow side for a fluid to be filtered, wherein the filter bellows is made of a zigzag-folded filter medium with folds with fold edges. The inflow side is defined by the fold edges of the folds of the zigzag-folded filter medium at the inflow side and the outflow side is defined by the fold edges of the folds of the zigzag-folded filter medium at the outflow side. At least one filter element holding device is provided that holds the filter element in a filter housing. The at least one filter element holding device is connected directly or indirectly with the filter bellows. At least one supporting element supports the filter element in the filter housing; the at least one supporting element is separate from the at least one filter element holding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Nadine Sorger, Pascal Neef, Mario Rieger, Werner Blossey, Markus Nefzer, Robert Hasenfratz, Andreas Weber
  • Publication number: 20190344641
    Abstract: A cabin air filter is provided with a filter medium and a filter element frame that frames the filter medium and is configured to attach the cabin air filter to a filter housing. The filter element frame is provided with at least one engagement element configured to engage pivotably at least one receiving element of the filter housing for pivoting the cabin air filter relative to the filter housing about a pivot axis. The filter element frame also has at least one snap hook that locks with at least one locking element of the filter housing for blocking pivoting of the cabin air filter relative to the filter housing at least in a first direction about the pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Markus Nefzer, Torsten Fritzsching, Mario Rieger, Dominik Haider, Stephan Kessler
  • Patent number: 10391841
    Abstract: A cabin air filter is provided with a filter medium and a filter element frame that frames the filter medium and is configured to attach the cabin air filter to a filter housing. The filter element frame is provided with at least one engagement element configured to engage pivotably at least one receiving element of the filter housing for pivoting the cabin air filter relative to the filter housing about a pivot axis. The filter element frame also has at least one snap hook that locks with at least one locking element of the filter housing for blocking pivoting of the cabin air filter relative to the filter housing at least in a first direction about the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Nefzer, Torsten Fritzsching, Mario Rieger, Dominik Haider, Stephan Kessler
  • Patent number: 10357732
    Abstract: An air filter element (200) for insertion into an air filter housing, comprising an intake surface (275), a discharge surface (285), a filter medium (210), and a filter element-retaining device (240) which extends along at least a section of the periphery of the filter medium (210), between the intake surface (275) and the discharge surface (285), and which includes a retaining arrangement (270) that radially projects from the filter medium (210).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Rieger, Michael Kolmeder, Werner Blossey, Pascal Neef, Gelase Mbadinga Mouanda, Sven Epli, Franziska Schulz, Martin Schmid, Alfons-Alois Schwinghammer, Joachim-Paul Krieger
  • Patent number: 10316804
    Abstract: A filter housing (11) has at least one inlet (15) and at least one outlet (17) for the fluid. The filter element (10) includes a filter body of a filter medium (18).The filter element (10) is configured to be arranged in a filter housing (11) separating the at least one inlet (15) from the at least one outlet (17). An element axis (14) of the filter element (10) and a housing axis (25) of the filter housing (11) can be aligned parallel or axially to an installation direction (12) of the filter element into the filter housing. The filter element (10) may include at least one guide crosspiece (46, 48) which extends axially and radially outward on a peripheral exterior side (26), relative to the element axis (14), of the filter element (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Hasenfratz, Fabian Wagner, André Roesgen, Christian Thalmann, Frank Pflueger, Nadine Donauer, Werner Blossey, Mario Rieger, Andreas Weber, Pascal Neef