Patents by Inventor Michael Heims

Michael Heims 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: 10898841
    Abstract: A filter element has a filter medium body with a first side and an oppositely positioned second side, wherein one of the first and second sides is the inflow side of the filter medium body and the other one is the outflow side of the filter medium body. A first sealing or supporting element is arranged at the first side. A second sealing or supporting element is arranged at the second side. At least one force-transmitting adhesive bead extends between the first side and the second side, wherein the at least one adhesive bead is a force transmitting element extending between the first and second sealing or supporting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Klaus Gehwolf, Thomas Sieber, Joachim-Paul Krieger, Werner Blossey, Philipp Hettkamp, Gelase Mbadinga Mouanda, Stefan Walz, Michael Heim, Martin Wuebbeling, Georg Kloeter
  • Patent number: 10820600
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device and a method for transferring sausage portions with a first transport device for transporting the sausage portions, an ejection device for pushing the sausage portions from a first transport device to a second transport device, which is configured as a drum or fan belt. The first transport device has a lower and an upper circumferential transport means, between which the sausage portions are transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ALBERT HANDTMANN MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Peter Willburger, Michael Heim, Michael Fuergut
  • Patent number: 10775039
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Heim, Thomas Ferrand
  • Patent number: 10702820
    Abstract: A filter element has a filter medium body with a first side and an oppositely positioned second side. A first sealing or supporting element is arranged at the first side. A second sealing or supporting element is arranged at the second side. The first side is positioned in a plane. The second side has a first section and a second section, wherein the first section has a first spacing relative to the first side and the second section has a second spacing relative to the first side, wherein the first and second spacings are different. One of the first and second sides is the inflow side of the filter medium body and the other one of the first and second sides is the outflow side of the filter medium body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira, Michael Heim, Nadine Donauer, Martin Wuebbeling
  • Patent number: 10302050
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Nadine Sorger, Michael Heim
  • Publication number: 20190134546
    Abstract: A filter device having a base filter element has a filter housing with a longitudinally extended cross-sectional shape, wherein an inlet opening and an outlet opening are arranged in the filter housing on opposing sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Nadine Donauer, Philipp Hettkamp, Arthur Sudermann, Torsten Fritzsching, Mario Rieger, Michael Heim
  • Patent number: 10273551
    Abstract: In the case of a method for the heat treatment of erected, preferably large-area tube wall regions or tube wall segments, in particular of a diaphragm wall, of a steam generator, in particular of a power plant, in the installed state, it is sought to provide a solution which permits the use of steel types which are more problematic with regard to power plant operation with elevated steam parameters, in particular the steels T23 and T24, in the erection of steam generators. This is achieved in that the tube wall regions or tube wall segments for heat treatment are subjected, in the installed state in the steam generator, and in particular over a large area, to a stress-relief annealing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH, General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Müller, Rudolf Thesing, Kurt Busekrus, Carsten Stegemann, Gerhard Weissinger, Michael Heim, Thoralf Berndt
  • Patent number: 10252207
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Gelase Mbadinga Mouanda, Michael Heim, Gunnar-Marcel Klein
  • Patent number: 10247147
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Schmid, Guenter Goerg, Timo Dirnberger, Ralf Dietz, Michael Heim
  • Patent number: 10238123
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Albert Handtmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Willburger, Michael Heim, Siegfried Reutter, Thomas Fischer
  • Publication number: 20180361294
    Abstract: A filter element has a filter medium body with a first side and an oppositely positioned second side, wherein one of the first and second sides is the inflow side of the filter medium body and the other one is the outflow side of the filter medium body. A first sealing or supporting element is arranged at the first side. A second sealing or supporting element is arranged at the second side. At least one force-transmitting adhesive bead extends between the first side and the second side, wherein the at least one adhesive bead is a force transmitting element extending between the first and second sealing or supporting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Klaus Gehwolf, Thomas Sieber, Joachim-Paul Krieger, Werner Blossey, Philipp Hettkamp, Gelase Mbadinga Mouanda, Stefan Walz, Michael Heim, Martin Wuebbeling, Georg Kloeter
  • Patent number: 10150072
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Ivanka Poljak, Michael Heim, Andreas Beck, Manuel Slugecic
  • Patent number: 10034605
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed which may be used to detect and determine the extent of brain trauma, mental impairment, physical disability, or other brain dysfunction by tracking one or more ocular responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan T. Holt, Kurtis W. Sluss, Heya Kaakeh, James Waggoner, Michael Heims, Craig Wilhite
  • Publication number: 20170311799
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed which may be used to detect and determine the extent of brain trauma, mental impairment, physical disability, or other brain dysfunction by tracking one or more ocular responses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan T. Holt, Kurtis W. Sluss, Heya Kaakeh, James Waggoner, Michael Heims, Craig Wilhite
  • Publication number: 20170112150
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device and a method for transferring sausage portions with a first transport device for transporting the sausage portions, an ejection device for pushing the sausage portions from a first transport device to a second transport device, which is configured as a drum or fan belt. The first transport device has a lower and an upper circumferential transport means, between which the sausage portions are transported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Peter WILLBURGER, Michael HEIM, Michael FUERGUT
  • Patent number: 9566860
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Marcel Holzwarth, Michael Heim, Adriano Horiye
  • Patent number: 9554581
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Albert Handtmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Willburger, Michael Fuergut, Michael Heim
  • Patent number: 9511318
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Nadine Sorger, Michael Heim, Gelase Mbadinga Mouanda, Pascal Neef, Mario Rieger, Werner Blossey, Robert Hasenfratz
  • Patent number: 9498744
    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: November 22, 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
  • Patent number: 9455609
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Hennecke, Michael Heim, Hans Irion, Gerhard Braun, Frank Wehrmann, Georg Voegele, Sigmund Braun, Johannes Hirschle, Alexander Fink