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: 8685127
    Abstract: A compact filter has a compact filter element for exchangeable use in a filter housing and the compact filter element has a filter body of a web-shaped filter medium. The web-shaped filter medium has at least one flat filter medium web and one corrugated filter medium web that are placed onto each other and at least partially connected to each other by ultrasonic welding. At least one of the flat and corrugated filter medium webs is a composite filter medium web of at least two components, wherein at least one component is a synthetic material and one component is a non-synthetic material. The non-synthetic material is a plant-derived material and forms a support of the composite filter medium web and the synthetic material is a synthetic layer applied on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Mann + Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Heim, Thomas Sieber, Josef Rohrmeier, Klaus Gehwolf, Joachim-Paul Krieger, Sven Epli, Tanja Majer, Andrés Moreno Linares, Jobst Eisengraeber-Pabst
  • Publication number: 20140053521
    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: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Karlheinz Muenkel, Markus Kolczyk, Stefan Becker, Michael Heim
  • Publication number: 20130305693
    Abstract: An exhaust gas recirculation device for an internal combustion engine includes a return line, which branches off an exhaust tract and leads into an intake tract. A separator component is arranged in the return line. Downstream of the separator component, a gas line, via which additional gas can be supplied, leads into the return line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Heim, Andrew Glynn
  • Publication number: 20130255203
    Abstract: Air filter comprising 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: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Karlheinz Muenkel, Marku Kolczyk, Stefan Becker, Michael Heim
  • Publication number: 20130232928
    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: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Heim, Pascal Neef, Arthur Sudermann, Werner Blossey, Torsten Fritzsching
  • Publication number: 20130187490
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric motor, in particular an electronically commutated electric motor. The electric motor has a stator, a rotor and a housing, which accommodates at least the stator and the rotor in a cavity. The electric motor also has a power output stage, which is connected to the stator and is designed to energize the stator in order to induce a rotating magnetic field. The power output stage has at least one power semiconductor with a thermal contact area, wherein the thermal contact area is thermally conductively connected to the housing, with the result that heat generated in the power semiconductor can be dissipated to the housing. According to the invention, the housing has a housing cup, which at least partially surrounds the cavity and is preferably thermally conductive and which has a cup wall, wherein the cup wall has a mating contact area corresponding to the thermal contact area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Hennecke, Michael Heim, Hans Irion, Gerhard Braun, Frank Wehrmann, Georg Voegele, Sigmund Braun, Johannes Hirschle, Alexander Fink
  • Patent number: 8436280
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drinks dispenser with a heating device for the heating of a liquid and with at least one electric accumulator for the energy supply of the drinks dispenser, more preferably of its heating device, which compared with the charge power has a higher discharge power which is greater than 500 watt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: WMF Wurttembergische
    Inventors: Heinz Albert, Sebastian Casado Gomez, Jochen Gussmann, Michael Heim, Alexander Kiefer, Manfred Ostowski, Armin Startz
  • Publication number: 20130069427
    Abstract: The invention relates to a circuit arrangement (1) comprising an electrical and/or electronic circuit unit (10), which comprises a circuit carrier (14), on which at least one electrical and/or electronic component (12) is arranged, and at least one connection region (5) with at least one contact unit (14.2) for electrically contact-connecting the electrical and/or electronic circuit unit (10) to other electrical and/or electronic structural units, wherein at least one region of the circuit unit (10) is arranged in a housing unit (20) sealed relative to the surroundings. According to the invention, the housing unit (20) comprises a protective compound which surrounds the at least one region of the circuit unit (10) in a sealing fashion and surrounds the at least one connection region (5) in such a way that the at least one contact unit (14.2) is embedded at least at its side areas into the protective compound (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Nowotnick, Michael Heim, Stefan Keil, Peter Rehbein, Gerhard Braun, Georg Voegele, Sigmund Braun, Andreas Kulik
  • Publication number: 20130063903
    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: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Heim, Sigmund Braun
  • Publication number: 20130010442
    Abstract: The invention relates to a circuit arrangement comprising an electric and/or electronic circuit unit (10) which has a circuit carrier (14), on which at least one electric and/or electronic component (12) is arranged, and at least one connecting zone comprising a contact unit for electrically contacting the electric and/or electronic circuit unit (10) with other electric and/or electronic components. The invention also relates to a corresponding controller for a motor vehicle. The circuit carrier (14) is designed as at least one lead frame assembly having individual strip conductors (14.11, 14.12), the strip conductors (14.11, 14.12) being arranged in at least two different planes (14.3, 14.4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Heim, Stefan Keil, Gerhard Braun, Georg Voegele
  • Publication number: 20120279186
    Abstract: A compact filter has a compact filter element for exchangeable use in a filter housing and the compact filter element has a filter body of a web-shaped filter medium. The web-shaped filter medium has at least one flat filter medium web and one corrugated filter medium web that are placed onto each other and at least partially connected to each other by ultrasonic welding. At least one of the flat and corrugated filter medium webs is a composite filter medium web of at least two components, wherein at least one component is a synthetic material and one component is a non-synthetic material. The non-synthetic material is a plant-derived material and forms a support of the composite filter medium web and the synthetic material is a synthetic layer applied on the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Michael HEIM, Thomas SIEBER, Josef ROHRMEIER, Klaus GEHWOLF, Joachim-Paul KRIEGER, Sven EPLI, Tanja MAJER, Andrés MORENO LINARES, Jobst EISENGRAEBER-PABST
  • Patent number: 8223035
    Abstract: A method for start-up and/or operation of a communication system composed of at least one multivariable sensor, at least one converter unit and at least one receiving unit, which are connected with one another via a two-wire line. A wherein a primary measured value in the form of an analog signal and extra measured values in the form of an encoded digital signal modulated on the analog signal are provided from the multivariable sensor via the two-wire line, wherein only analog signals are received by the receiving unit. The extra measured values are scaled in the multivariable sensor into formatted values by means of a conversion algorithm, wherein at least the formatted values are requested and received by the converter unit, and wherein corresponding analog signals of the extra measured values are produced from the formatted values in the converter unit by a fixedly predetermined, unconfigurable, reconversion algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Dietmar Spanke, Michael Heim, Martin Link
  • Patent number: 8208264
    Abstract: An electronic control device is described for controlling an automatic transmission, having a control circuit an integrated plug connector and an integrated position sensor in a housing, the position sensor including a stator and a rotor. In order to improve the production quality of the position sensor, the stator of the position sensor is enclosed by the material of the housing in a stationary manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Heim
  • Publication number: 20120158363
    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: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Hammer, Dietmar Spanke, Herbert Schroth, Hans Germann, Michael Heim, Andreas Mayr, Andreas Möller
  • Publication number: 20120122042
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for improving the dynamic behavior of a coal-fired power plant for primary and/or secondary requirements of the power grid operator with respect to the current output into the grid, wherein the power plant has a nominal output (RC) and is operated by way of firing, wherein upon an increase in the primary and/or secondary requirements of the power grid operator with respect to the current output into the grid the coal dust volume that is supplied is raised with respect to the present actual output, and wherein upon a decrease in the primary and/or secondary requirements of the power grid operator with respect to the current output into the grid the coal dust volume that is supplied is lowered with respect to the present actual output and is stored, and to an assembly for carrying out the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Hellmuth Brueggemann, Olivier Drenik, Michael Heim, Haider Mirza
  • Publication number: 20100134997
    Abstract: An electronic control device is described for controlling an automatic transmission, having a control circuit an integrated plug connector and an integrated position sensor in a housing, the position sensor including a stator and a rotor. In order to improve the production quality of the position sensor, the stator of the position sensor is enclosed by the material of the housing in a stationary manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Heim
  • Publication number: 20100096381
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drinks dispenser with a heating device for the heating of a liquid and with at least one electric accumulator for the energy supply of the drinks dispenser, more preferably of its heating device, which compared with the charge power has a higher discharge power which is greater than 500 watt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Heinz Albert, Sebastian Casado Gomez, Jochen Gussmann, Michael Heim, Alexander Kiefer, Manfred Ostowski, Armin Startz
  • Publication number: 20100019931
    Abstract: A method for start-up and/or operation of a communication system composed of at least one multivariable sensor, at least one converter unit and at least one receiving unit, which are connected with one another via a two-wire line. A primary measured value in the form of an analog signal and extra measured values in the form of an encoded digital signal modulated on the analog signal are provided from the multivariable sensor via the two-wire line, wherein only analog signals are received by the receiving unit. The extra measured values are scaled in the multivariable sensor into formatted values by means of a conversion algorithm, wherein at least the formatted values are requested and received by the converter unit, and wherein corresponding analog signals of the extra measured values are produced from the formatted values in the converter unit by a fixedly predetermined, unconfigurable, reconversion algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Dietmar Spanke, Martin Link, Michael Heim
  • Patent number: 7059915
    Abstract: A modular jack is mountable in a panel and to a circuit board. The modular jack includes a non-conductive housing having a front mating end and a rear terminating end. The front end has a receptacle for receiving a mating jack plug. The rear end has a slot for receiving an edge of the printed circuit board. A plurality of conductive terminals are mounted in the housing and have contact portions projecting into the receptacle for engaging contacts on the mating jack plug. The terminals have tail portions exposed at the slot for engaging circuit traces on the printed circuit board. Interengaging retaining components are provided between the housing and the panel to hold the modular jack in an opening in the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Otto Schempp, Du{hacek over (s)}an Ondrej, Michael Heim
  • Publication number: 20040226439
    Abstract: An auxiliary fuel vapor adsorption device includes a housing and an activated carbon segment contained within the housing and including a quantity of activated carbon material. A dust separator is also contained within the housing and in fluid communication with the carbon segment, and a canister vent valve is mounted to the housing in fluid communication with the activated carbon segment. The invention allows for the reduction of evaporative emissions by minimizing interconnecting joints between necessary fuel system components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Heim, Ljupco Dimitreivski, Frank Robinson