Patents by Inventor Martin Weindorf

Martin Weindorf 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: 10927801
    Abstract: A valve device for a fuel filter module has a first fluid channel through which fuel flows only in recirculation mode of the fuel filter module and a second fluid channel through which fuel flows only outside of the recirculation mode. The first fluid channel extends inside the second fluid channel. The first and second fluid channels are coaxial to each other. A fuel filter module switchable into recirculation mode and out of recirculation mode is provided with a control valve that has a valve bore and a valve device arranged in the valve bore, wherein the valve device has a first fluid channel through which fuel flows only in recirculation mode and a second fluid channel through which fuel flows only outside of the recirculation mode. The first fluid channel extends inside the second fluid channel, and the first and second fluid channels are coaxial to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Weindorf, Rafael Salom, Felix Lippert, Ronald Ritzen, Achim Missner
  • Publication number: 20210046406
    Abstract: A fuel filter element has a screen fabric as a filter medium and a support tube supporting the screen fabric. A valve body guide for guiding a spherical valve body is provided. The valve body guide has a fluid channel and one or more support ribs for supporting the spherical valve body. The support ribs extend along a longitudinal direction of the fluid channel and project radially into the fluid channel. A filter assembly with such a fuel filter element is provided. The filter assembly has a ball valve with spherical valve body and a filter housing with a valve seat for the spherical valve body of the ball valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Christine Oprisch, Martin Weindorf, Martin Veit, Felix Lippert
  • Publication number: 20210008472
    Abstract: A filter element has a first follower element with a first traction surface and a second follower element with a second traction surface provided for interacting with first and second mating surfaces of the filter housing, respectively. The first and second traction surfaces interact with the first and second mating surfaces to pull out the filter element from the filter housing. The first and second traction surfaces are spaced apart from each other along a longitudinal axis of the filter element and project radially into the interior of the filter element. At least one of the first and second follower elements has a stop surface adjoining circumferentially the respective traction surface. In a position of use, the stop surface interacts with a counter stop surface of the filter housing to form an at least unidirectional rotational degree of freedom blocking about the longitudinal axis relative to the filter housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Christoph Baumann, Oliver Glueck, Guenter Jokschas, Idriss Razgani, Dietmar Talmon-Gros, Martin Weindorf
  • Publication number: 20200289967
    Abstract: A filter element for a fluid has a filter medium arranged in annular shape about a longitudinal axis to be flowed through by the fluid to be filtered radially. A coaxial outlet socket is arranged at an end of the filter element facing upwardly in filtering operation. The coaxial outlet socket has a fluid outlet channel for filtered fluid and a venting channel that vents a clean side and/or a raw side of the filter element. The venting channel coaxially surrounds the fluid outlet channel radially and extends at least in sections thereof in axial direction. A filter system is provided with a filter head that has a fluid inlet conduit, a fluid outlet conduit for filtered fluid, and a venting conduit, wherein the filter element is suspended from the filter head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventor: Martin Weindorf
  • Patent number: 10662834
    Abstract: A filter for filtering liquids has a housing with an inlet for liquid to be filtered and an outlet for filtered liquid. A coaxial filter element with a filter medium having an interior is arranged in the housing such that the filter element separates the inlet from the outlet. A central tube is fastened to the housing and the filter element is arranged coaxially on the central tube. An inner support body is arranged in the interior of the filter medium in a radial direction of the filter element between a radial inner circumferential side of the filter medium and the central tube. The inner support body has support webs distributed in an axial direction and in a circumferential direction of the inner support body. The support webs support the filter medium at least radially on the central tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Jokschas, Martin Weindorf
  • Publication number: 20200129891
    Abstract: A filter element for liquid filtration has a hollow-cylindrical filter medium body and an end disk covering an end face of the filter medium body. A central cutout axially penetrates the end disk. An outflow channel for liquid to be filtered or filtered liquid is arranged at the end disk and connects to a liquid collecting space. The outflow channel extends from a radially outward wall surface of the filter medium body to the central cutout of the end disk. The outflow channel is controlled by a drainage device. A filter device with a filter housing provided with such a filter element has a drainage device that controls the outflow channel. A filter device with a drainage device having a first drainage position for draining only water and a second drainage position draining water from a water collecting space and liquid from a liquid collecting space is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Rafael Salom, Martin Weindorf, Idriss Razgani
  • Patent number: 10399014
    Abstract: A filter system (200) includes a housing (210) in which a replaceable filter element (100) is arranged between a pre-filtration side (202) and a post-filtration side (204). The filter element (100) has an element-fixed central tube (150), wherein a closure element (10) is provided on a housing side, the closure element (10) opening a post-filtration-side fluid outlet (250) when the filter element (100) has been inserted, and blocking the post-filtration-side fluid outlet (250) when the filter element (100) has been removed. The filter element (100) has an actuating element (160) for the closure element (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Rafael Salom, Martin Weindorf
  • Patent number: 10399020
    Abstract: A filter element (10) for a liquid medium such as fuel, having a filter medium (16) which is arranged in an annular manner and a venting arrangement (30), having a first vent channel (60), connected at the intake end to the pre-filtration side (26) of the filter element (10), a vent tube (32) which extends away from the upper end plate (12) and which has at one end an inlet opening (34) and at the other end an outlet opening (36) for fluidic connection of the vent tube (32) to a vent stub of a filter housing, or a vent tube portion for connection to a vent tube of a filter housing, which portion extends away from the upper end plate (12) axially in the direction of the lower end plate (14) and has an inlet opening (34) at one end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Weindorf, Idriss Razgani, Pius Trautmann, Bernd Nageldinger
  • Patent number: 10378494
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter element (10) having a first fluid path (12) on a raw side (60) for filtering a first fluid (64) and a second fluid path (14) having a fluid line (16) on a clean side (62) for carrying a second fluid (66). The filter element (10) is provided at least on one side with a first end plate (20). Here, the fluid line (16) is arranged in the central inner region (36) of the filter element (10) and connected with the end plate (20) for joint disassembly, especially securely connected to the filter element. The invention further relates to a filter system (100) including such a filter element (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Jokschas, Martin Weindorf, Martin Veit, Rafael Salom
  • Patent number: 10359016
    Abstract: A water separator for water contained in fuel has a water separator housing with a separator element. A water collecting chamber is arranged in operation of the water separator below the separator element. A water collecting chamber through opening fluidically connects the water collecting chamber with the separator element. A drainage through opening has a first end which leads, for draining water from the water separator, out of the water separator. A second end is connected fluidically by an overflow valve to the water collecting chamber. The overflow valve has a float closing off a connection between drainage through opening and water collecting chamber when a water filling level has not reached the overflow valve. The float has an average density of 700 kg/m3 to 1,000 kg/m3 so that the float, when the water filling level is reached, opens the connection between water collecting chamber and drainage through opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Weindorf, Rafael Salom, Pius Trautmann
  • Patent number: 10328369
    Abstract: A filter element (10) for a liquid medium, in particular fuel, having a first vent channel (60) connected at the intake end to the pre-filtration side (26) of the filter element (10), a second vent channel (66) connected at the intake end to the post-filtration side (28) of the filter element (10); and a vent tube (32) having has at one end an inlet opening (34) and at the other end an outlet opening for fluidic connection of the vent tube (32) to a vent stub of a filter housing, or a vent tube portion for connection to a vent tube of a filter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+ HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Weindorf, Idriss Razgani, Pius Trautmann, Bernd Nageldinger
  • Publication number: 20190162140
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter element (10) having a first fluid path (12) on a raw side (60) for filtering a first fluid (64) and a second fluid path (14) having a fluid line (16) on a clean side (62) for carrying a second fluid (66). The filter element (10) is provided at least on one side with a first end plate (20). Here, the fluid line (16) is arranged in the central inner region (36) of the filter element (10) and connected with the end plate (20) for joint disassembly, especially securely connected to the filter element. The invention further relates to a filter system (100) including such a filter element (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Guenter Jokschas, Martin Weindorf, Martin Veit, Rafael Salom
  • Publication number: 20190160403
    Abstract: A valve device for a fuel filter module has a first fluid channel through which fuel flows only in recirculation mode of the fuel filter module and a second fluid channel through which fuel flows only outside of the recirculation mode. The first fluid channel extends inside the second fluid channel. The first and second fluid channels are coaxial to each other. A fuel filter module switchable into recirculation mode and out of recirculation mode is provided with a control valve that has a valve bore and a valve device arranged in the valve bore, wherein the valve device has a first fluid channel through which fuel flows only in recirculation mode and a second fluid channel through which fuel flows only outside of the recirculation mode. The first fluid channel extends inside the second fluid channel, and the first and second fluid channels are coaxial to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Weindorf, Rafael Salom, Felix Lippert, Ronald Ritzen, Achim Missner
  • Publication number: 20190160398
    Abstract: A filter device comprises a hollow cylindrical filter element in a filter housing. The fluid that is to be purified is to radially flow through the filter element. The interior of the filter element forms an axial flow chamber for the fluid. An end plate is arranged on the front side of the filter element. An annular neck, onto which a sealing element is injection-molded, is connected to the end plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Guenter JOKSCHAS, Heike KLUSON-HESSLINGER, Andre ROESGEN, Martin WEINDORF
  • Publication number: 20190145294
    Abstract: A filter for filtering liquids has a housing with an inlet for liquid to be filtered and an outlet for filtered liquid. A coaxial filter element with a filter medium having an interior is arranged in the housing such that the filter element separates the inlet from the outlet. A central tube is fastened to the housing and the filter element is arranged coaxially on the central tube. An inner support body is arranged in the interior of the filter medium in a radial direction of the filter element between a radial inner circumferential side of the filter medium and the central tube. The inner support body has support webs distributed in an axial direction and in a circumferential direction of the inner support body. The support webs support the filter medium at least radially on the central tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Guenter Jokschas, Martin Weindorf
  • Patent number: 10252280
    Abstract: An oil centrifuge has an integral, rotatably mounted centrifuge rotor and a feed tube connected to the centrifuge rotor. A flow path is provided that supplies oil to the centrifuge rotor. The feed tube is a section of the flow path. The flow path has a throttle point having a reduced throttle cross section that is reduced relative to an upstream flow path cross section of the flow path upstream of the throttle point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Bauditsch, Martin Weindorf, Helmuth Haubenreich, Thomas Storch
  • Patent number: 10253737
    Abstract: Disclosed is a filter element (86) with multi-stage cleaning, and a fuel filter (84) having such a filter element (86). The filter element (86) has a particle filter medium, a coalescer medium, a sediment gap (98) and a final separator screen. The filter housing has a filter housing body (110) and a cover (106) screwed onto the filter housing body (110). When the cover (106) is unscrewed from the filter housing body (110), at least one bayonet projection (112) of the filter element (86) engages behind a corresponding bayonet receptacle (114), such that the cover (106) can be removed together with the filter element (86) arranged thereon by way of the bayonet connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Jokschas, Martin Weindorf, Martin Veit
  • Patent number: 10132278
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter element (10) having a first fluid path (12) for filtering a first fluid and a second fluid path (14) having a fluid line (16) for carrying a second fluid, wherein a non-return valve (18) is arranged in the second fluid path (14), said non-return valve (18) closing the second fluid path (14) if a flow of the first liquid through the filter element (10) is interrupted. The invention further relates to a filter system (100) including such a filter element (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Schweikart, Martin Weindorf, Ulrich Abel
  • Patent number: 10132279
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter element (10) having a first fluid path (12) on a raw side (60) for filtering a first fluid (64) and a second fluid path (14) having a fluid line (16) on a clean side (62) for carrying a second fluid (66). The filter element (10) is provided at least on one side with a first end plate (20). Here, the fluid line (16) is arranged in the central inner region (36) of the filter element (10) and connected with the end plate (20) for joint disassembly, especially securely connected to the filter element. The invention further relates to a filter system (100) including such a filter element (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Jokschas, Martin Weindorf, Martin Veit, Rafael Salom
  • Patent number: 10105626
    Abstract: A sealing device (24) of a filter system (10) for filtering fluids, in particular of a motor vehicle, with a sealing ring (26) is described. The sealing ring (26) serves to seal a pipe (16), in particular a central pipe of a filter housing (12), that penetrates through a flange-sided opening (18) of an end plate (20), in particular of an end element of a filter element (14). The sealing ring (26) features a central section (58) that connects it with the end plate (20). The sealing ring (26) features in its axial direction on both sides of the central section (58) elastic sealing sections (60, 62) which cause each a reduction of the inner diameter of the sealing ring (26) compared with the central section (58).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Jokschas, Marco Schweikart, Martin Weindorf