Patents by Inventor Michael Heim

Michael Heim 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: 9415337
    Abstract: Disclosed are an air filter element, a filter housing, and an air filter in which the air filter elements have a high filtering capacity and a long service life by increasing the filter surface of an air filter element taking into account structural requirements for the air filter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Hasenfratz, Mario Rieger, Joerg Menssen, Michael Harenbrock, Duc Cuong Nguyen, Pascal Neef, Werner Blossey, André Roesgen, Thomas Jessberger, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Michael Heim, Mike Schmid, Martin Schmid, Gelase Mbadinga-Mouanda, Andreas Weber, Christian Thalmann
  • Publication number: 20160219891
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sausage collating device and a method for collating sausages to form sausage groups of a predetermined number of sausages with a transport device for transporting spaced sausages and at least one accumulator element for accumulating the sausages, where the at least one accumulator element is for collating and is movable in the direction of transport of the transport device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Willburger, Michael Fuergut, Michael Heim
  • Publication number: 20160214052
    Abstract: A filter element, including: a plurality of superposed single sheets, each sheet including a corrugated layer; and a covering layer for forming parallel flow channels; wherein the plurality of superposed single sheets are connected to one another; wherein the plurality of single sheets are not flat and have at least one curvature and are connected in the curved state, so that the curved filter element formed from the single sheets is inherently stable and have an axis of curvature that extends parallel to the flow channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Nikolaus Moser, Markus Kolczyk, Michael Heim
  • Publication number: 20160193557
    Abstract: A support tube for a filter element, in which the support tube is an elongated tubular member having a central longitudinal axis extending through a hollow interior of the support tube. The support tube has a plurality of through openings extending through a circumferential wall of the support tube and is formed in one piece and a unitary component. The plurality of through openings are bounded by at least five longitudinal webs which are polygonal in cross section in at least some sections in the longitudinal direction of the support tube. The at least five longitudinal webs are in each case formed symmetrically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Ivanka Poljak, Michael Heim, Andreas Beck, Manuel Slugecic
  • Publication number: 20160143300
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for transferring sausage portions with a supply transport device, at least one removal transport device, and at least one ejector for ejecting at least one sausage portion from the supply transport device onto the removal transport device. The removal transport device comprises a lower transport device and a holding device disposed thereabove between which the at least one sausage portion is transported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Willburger, Michael Heim, Siegfried Reutter, Thomas Fischer
  • Publication number: 20160102638
    Abstract: A filter element of an air filter, including: a filter medium for filtering air, partially surrounding an element interior of the filter element with respect to an element axis; wherein the filter element replaceably arranged within an openable filter housing having at least one inlet for air to be purified and at least one outlet for purified air so that said filter element separates said inlet from said outlet; wherein the filter element has at least one element-side support element on an outer side facing away from the element interior on at least one end face which is axial with respect to the element axis; wherein the support element includes at least one element supporting portion, which, at least in the installed state of the filter element in the filter housing, has a surface contour deviating from a flat surface on its end face facing away from the element interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Nadine Sorger, Michael Heim
  • Publication number: 20160051918
    Abstract: A filter medium is provided with a first filter layer and a second filter layer that is arranged downstream of the first filter layer in a flow-through direction of the filter medium and has nanofibers. The first filter layer has a first filter layer section and a second filter layer section, wherein the second filter layer section is arranged downstream of the first filter layer section in the flow-through direction of the filter medium. The first filter layer section has a first packing density of fibers and the second filter layer section has a second packing density of fibers deviating from the first packing density of fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Stefan Walz, Mario Keller, Steffen Pfannkuch, Michael Heim, Ivanka Poljak, Jens Neumann, Alexander Kilian, Gelase Mbadinga Mouanda
  • Publication number: 20160016100
    Abstract: A filter element for filtering media with a pleated filter medium is described. Each pleat (6) is formed by two pleated sheets which form a pleat tip (7) with one another on the crude side (3) exposed to oncoming flow. Two neighboring pleats (6) form a pleat base (8) with one another, wherein the crude side (3) and/or the clean side (4) of the filter medium has a plurality of elongated adhesive sections along at least two adhesive traces (14), each having at least one adhesive section and each having at least one adhesive interruption (15). The mutual spacing of the two pleated sheets in the region of the pleat tip (7) is between zero and two mm or the two pleated sheets are in contact with one another in the region of the pleat tip (7), wherein the pleat spacing (9) between the two pleated sheets of a pleat pocket (11) amounts to at least twice the pleat spacing in the region of the pleat tip 7 in the region of the pleat base (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Gelase Mbadinga Mouanda, Michael Heim, Gunnar-Marcel Klein
  • Patent number: 9170145
    Abstract: A method for monitoring the functioning of a field device, wherein the field device provides a complex measurement signal, which is produced from a number of individual measurements following one another in time, comprising method steps as follows: the complex measurement signals are stored within a predetermined time window; the occurrence of a predetermined event is monitored in the field device; the stored complex measurement signals are overwritten for the case, in which the predetermined event does not occur within the predetermined time window; for the case, in which the predetermined event occurs within the predetermined time window, both a first defined number of complex measurement signals, which were ascertained in time directly before the occurrence of the event, are frozen, as well as a second defined number of complex measurement signals, which were ascertained in time directly after the occurrence of the predetermined event, are stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Hammer, Dietmar Spanke, Herbert Schroth, Hans Germann, Lieselotte Germann, Michael Heim, Andreas Mayr, Andreas Moller
  • Patent number: 9132371
    Abstract: A filter element for an air inlet system includes a filter medium supported on a central tube. An inflow protection element is for flow deflection is arranged in an inflow area of the filter medium. The inflow protection element as well as the central tube and an axial end of the filter medium are embedded into a terminal disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Heim, Pascal Neef, Arthur Sudermann, Werner Blossey, Torsten Fritzsching
  • Publication number: 20150135666
    Abstract: A tank venting filter is provided with a housing extending in a direction of a longitudinal filter axis and provided with a bottom side and a topside opposite the bottom side. A filter element is arranged in the housing. The housing has an air inlet at the bottom side and an air outlet at the topside. The air inlet is provided in the housing transverse to the longitudinal filter axis. The housing has a housing bottom at the bottom side, wherein the housing bottom closes off a filter interior of the housing in a downward direction and is positioned at a spacing from the filter element. The housing bottom has an inner side facing the filter interior. The inner side ends in the air inlet and is positioned at least sectionwise at an obtuse angle relative to the longitudinal filter axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Marcel Holzwarth, Michael Heim, Adriano Horiye
  • Patent number: 9030840
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement comprising an electric and/or electronic module (10) and a circuit carrier (12), wherein at least one electric connecting line (14) of the electric and/or electronic module (10) can be accommodated in a recess (16) of the circuit carrier (12). The arrangement comprises at least one clamping element (18a, 18b, 18c, 18d) which immobilizes the at least one connecting line (14) in the recess (16) once it has been introduced into the recess (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Heim, Sigmund Braun
  • Publication number: 20150122202
    Abstract: The method for managing a shut down of a boiler having a duct and heat exchanging components is provided. The heat exchanging component having tubed heat exchanging surfaces within the duct and headers outside the duct. The method includes regulating the temperature of the headers during shut down to a temperature close to the one expected for the steam moving from the tubed heat exchanging surfaces into the headers at a starting up following the shut down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Michael HEIM, Thomas FERRAND
  • Publication number: 20150075127
    Abstract: An air filter device for a motor vehicle, having a filter element received in a filter housing which, at least in sections, is surrounded by an encompassing frame part. A support bead is held on the filter housing which protrudes over the directly adjacent filter housing wall, wherein a sealing element on the frame is supported by the support bead on the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Schmid, Guenter Goerg, Timo Dirnberger, Ralf Dietz, Michael Heim
  • Patent number: 8979964
    Abstract: Filter element or air filter in the configuration of a multiple bellows filter with an increased efficiency for use in internal combustion engines, wherein a folded filter bellows is arranged radially inwardly of another folded filter bellows and the inner folded filter bellows has a greater or deeper fold depth than the outer folded filter bellows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Karlheinz Muenkel, Markus Kolczyk, Stefan Becker, Michael Heim
  • Publication number: 20150013282
    Abstract: A filter element, in particular a flat filter element (10) for installation in a filter housing of a filter for a fluid, in particular an air filter, in particular for an internal combustion engine, in particular in a motor vehicle, and a filter are described. The filter element (10) comprises open filter bellows (16) made of a filter medium (18), which has an oncoming flow side (28) and an outgoing flow side (30) for the fluid to be filtered. The filter element (10) has at least two hand grip elements (46) for gripping the filter element (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Nadine SORGER, Michael HEIM, Gelase MBADINGA MOUANDA, Pascal NEEF, Mario RIEGER, Werner BLOSSEY, Robert HASENFRATZ
  • Publication number: 20150013542
    Abstract: Disclosed are an air filter element, a filter housing, and an air filter in which the air filter elements have a high filtering capacity and a long service life by increasing the filter surface of an air filter element taking into account structural requirements for the air filter housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Hasenfratz, Mario Rieger, Joerg Menssen, Michael Harenbrock, Duc Cuong Nguyen, Pascal Neef, Werner Blossey, André Roesgen, Thomas Jessberger, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Michael Heim, Mike Schmid, Martin Schmid, Gelase Mbadinga-Mouanda, Andreas Weber, Christian Thalmann
  • Publication number: 20150007732
    Abstract: Disclosed are an air filter element, a filter housing, and an air filter in which the air filter elements have a high filtering capacity and a long service life by increasing the filter surface of an air filter element taking into account structural requirements for the air filter housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Hasenfratz, Mario Rieger, Joerg Menssen, Michael Harenbrock, Duc Cuong Nguyen, Pascal Neef, Werner Blossey, André Roesgen, Thomas Jessberger, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Michael Heim, Mike Schmid, Martin Schmid, Gelase Mbadinga-Mouanda, Andreas Weber, Christian Thalmann
  • Publication number: 20150007535
    Abstract: Disclosed are an air filter element, a filter housing, and an air filter in which the air filter elements have a high filtering capacity and a long service life by increasing the filter surface of an air filter element taking into account structural requirements for the air filter housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Hasenfratz, Mario Rieger, Joerg Menssen, Michael Harenbrock, Duc Cuong Nguyen, Pascal Neef, Werner Blossey, André Roesgen, Thomas Jessberger, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Michael Heim, Mike Schmid, Martin Schmid, Gelase Mbadinga-Mouanda, Andreas Weber, Christian Thalmann
  • Patent number: 8790431
    Abstract: Air filter having a preseparator with an optimized intake geometry, wherein an outflow geometry of a preseparator is matched to an intake geometry of a filter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Mann & Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Karlheinz Muenkel, Markus Kolczyk, Stefan Becker, Michael Heim