Patents by Inventor Pascal Neef

Pascal Neef 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).

  • Publication number: 20220118397
    Abstract: A filter system (100) having a housing (110), a fluid inlet (102) formed in a housing wall (112), a fluid outlet (108) formed in a housing wall (120), a primary filter element (50) and a secondary filter element (10). The secondary filter element (10) is arranged on a stand pipe (150) rigidly connected to one of the housing walls (120). The secondary filter element (10) includes a filter medium (16) forming a body (36) having at least one longitudinal seam (18) along a longitudinal axis (L) and an end cap (20) at its top region (12). The secondary filter element (10) and the stand pipe (150) are mutually connected by connection elements (22, 156). The secondary filter element (10) and the stand pipe (150) are configured with mutual self-positioning elements (30, 180) to arrange the secondary filter element (10) in a defined rotational position with respect to one or more struts (170).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Bharatesh ALAGOUDA, Pascal Neef, Joachim Schuldt, Deepthi Burugina Raviprakash, Mridul Sharma
  • 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: 11192057
    Abstract: A secondary element with a first open end and a second end positioned opposite the first end has a filter medium arranged about a longitudinal axis of the secondary element and extending from the first open end to the second end. A closed end disc is disposed at the second end and seal-tightly closes off the second end. The closed end disc has a first connecting element that, for an intended installation of the secondary element in a filter system, is configured to interact with a second connecting element of a support tube of the filter system to secure the secondary element on the support tube. A filter system with such a secondary element has a support tube provided with a complementary second connecting element, wherein the secondary element is secured on the support tube by the first and second connecting elements engaging each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Joachim Schuldt, Torsten Fritzsching, Prabhu Kumaresan, Mridul Sharma
  • Patent number: 11117082
    Abstract: A filter device has a filter housing and a round filter element received in the interior of the filter housing. The round filter element has a filter medium body with a wall flowed through radially relative to a longitudinal axis of the filter medium body by a fluid to be purified. The round filter element has a first end disk and a second end disk arranged at opposed end faces of the filter medium body. The filter medium body has an inwardly positioned flow space inside the filter medium body that is the raw side of the round filter element. A support grid is arranged externally at the wall of the filter medium body. The filter housing has a housing cover with a flow guiding rib arranged at an inner side of the housing cover facing the interior. The flow guiding rib projects into the inwardly positioned flow space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Nadine Donauer, Fabian Wagner, Torsten Fritzsching
  • Patent number: 11117084
    Abstract: A filter element has a filter medium body and sealing material strips extending at least partially circumferentially in a circumferential direction of the filter medium body at an inflow side of the filter medium body and at least at one additional side of the filter medium body. A first one of the sealing material strips carries at least one holding tab. The at least one holding tab projects past the first sealing material strip. The at least one holding tab is embodied at least partially of a material of the first sealing material strip. A filter device with such a filter element arranged in a filter housing is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Nadine Donauer
  • Publication number: 20210229017
    Abstract: A round filter element has a filter medium body with a wall to be flowed through by a fluid to be purified in a radial direction relative to a longitudinal axis of the filter medium body. A circumferentially extending seal carrier is arranged at or adjacent to an end face of the filter medium body. A sealing element is supported at the seal carrier adjacent to a radial outer side of the filter medium body. A positioning element extends into the filter medium body and engages with a correlated housing-associated counter positioning element of a filter housing when the round filter element is installed in the filter housing. The seal carrier separates flow-tightly a raw side of the round filter element from a clean side of the round filter element when the round filter element is installed in the filter housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Nadine Donauer, Philipp Hettkamp, Torsten Fritzsching, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira
  • Publication number: 20210205744
    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: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    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
  • 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: 10981098
    Abstract: An air filter element has a filter medium body that has a wall to be flowed through by a fluid to be purified in a radial direction relative to a longitudinal axis of the filter medium body. The filter medium body has a first end face and an oppositely positioned second end face. The filter medium body has an elongate cross section shape with two oppositely positioned narrow sides and two oppositely positioned long sides connecting the two narrow sides. A cross section surface of the filter medium body tapers from the first end face toward the second end face. The two long sides each have an inwardly oriented radial constriction in a region of the narrow second end face, wherein, in a region of the first end face, the two long sides are formed without or at least approximately without the inwardly oriented radial constriction, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventor: Pascal Neef
  • Publication number: 20210086119
    Abstract: A filter element for filtering a fluid has a filter bellows arranged about the longitudinal axis of the filter element and enclosing an interior of the filter element. A first end disk open toward the interior is arranged at a first end of the filter element. A second closed end disk is arranged at a second end of the filter element. The second end is oppositely positioned to the first end in a direction of the longitudinal axis. The filter bellows has folds with radially outer fold edges positioned on an outer circumferential surface of the filter bellows. The filter bellows is provided with a notch at least at one of the first and second ends. The notch has an axial length in the direction of the longitudinal axis. The axial length is shorter than a length extension of the filter bellows in the direction of the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Friedrich Kupfer, Arthur Sudermann
  • Patent number: 10946324
    Abstract: A round filter element is provided with an elongate filter medium body with a wall structure flowed through by a fluid to be purified in a flow direction radially relative to a longitudinal axis of the filter medium body. A seal support for a sealing element is arranged adjacent to a radially outwardly positioned outer wall of the wall structure of the filter medium body and adjacent to an end face of the filter medium body. The seal support has across a major portion of its circumference a constant radial spacing relative to the outer wall of the wall structure of the filter medium body. The seal support has at least one radially inwardly oriented indentation located at a longitudinal side of the filter medium body and provided with a reduced radial spacing relative to the outer wall of the wall structure of the filter medium body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Fritzsching, Pascal Neef, Robert Hasenfratz, Christoph Wittmers
  • Patent number: 10946323
    Abstract: A round filter element has a filter medium body with a wall to be flowed through by a fluid to be purified in a radial direction relative to a longitudinal axis of the filter medium body. A circumferentially extending seal carrier is arranged at or adjacent to an end face of the filter medium body. A sealing element is supported at the seal carrier adjacent to a radial outer side of the filter medium body. A positioning element extends into the filter medium body and engages with form fit a correlated housing-associated counter positioning element of a filter housing when the round filter element is installed in the filter housing. The seal carrier separates flow-tightly a raw side of the round filter element from a clean side of the round filter element when the round filter element is installed in the filter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Nadine Donauer, Philipp Hettkamp, Torsten Fritzsching, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira
  • Publication number: 20210069631
    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. A closed end disk is arranged at a first end of the filter element and closes off the interior of the filter element. An end disk with an opening to the interior of the filter element is arranged at a second end of the filter element oppositely positioned to the first end viewed in direction of the longitudinal axis. The closed end disk has a hollow pin projecting into the interior of the filter element in direction of the longitudinal axis. The filter system has a housing for receiving the exchangeable filter element with a housing part closable by a cover. The hollow pin of the closed end disk can be pushed onto a pin of the housing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Torsten Fritzsching, Philipp Hettkamp
  • 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: 10940418
    Abstract: A round filter element has a filter medium body with a wall to be flowed through by a fluid to be purified radially relative to a longitudinal axis of the filter medium body. The filter medium body has a longitudinally extending cross-sectional shape in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis. The filter medium body has a first end face and a second end that are axially oppositely positioned relative to each other in a direction along the longitudinal axis of the filter medium body. A first end disk and a second end disk are arranged at the first and second end faces, respectively, and have the same cross-sectional shape. The filter medium body has a twist by being twisted about the longitudinal axis such that the axially oppositely positioned first and second end faces of the filter medium body are angularly displaced relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Nadine Donauer, Pascal Neef
  • Publication number: 20210039031
    Abstract: A round filter element has a filter medium body flowed through by a fluid to be purified in radial direction relative to a longitudinal axis of the filter medium body. The filter medium body radially encloses an inwardly positioned flow space. An end disk is arranged at an end face of the filter medium body. The end disk has a shaped body axially delimiting the inwardly positioned flow space. The end disk has a sealing disk arranged externally at the shaped body, wherein the sealing disk covers the shaped body and the end face of the filter medium body. The shaped body has a receiving depression that is flow-tight relative to the inwardly positioned flow space. The sealing disk has a receiving opening aligned with the receiving depression of the shaped body. The receiving depression and the receiving opening can receive a support element of a filter housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Pascal Neef, Irmgard Thalmann
  • 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: 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: 20200376425
    Abstract: A filter element has a filter bellows of filter medium laid into folds. The folds extend between oppositely positioned end edges of the filter bellows, respectively. The end edges form oppositely positioned end edge surfaces. The filter bellows is arranged in closed configuration about a longitudinal axis and encloses a hollow space. The filter bellows has opposed end faces sealed by an end disc. The filter bellows has a cut portion in at least one of the oppositely positioned end edge surfaces such that one or more regions of folds with shortened fold length are formed. A fold length of the folds with shortened fold length is substantially identical at an outer and inner circumference of the filter bellows. A filter system has a housing in which the filter element is arranged. One of the housing parts has a region corresponding to the cut portion of the filter bellows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventor: Pascal Neef