Patents by Inventor Stefan Hirsch

Stefan Hirsch 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: 10562366
    Abstract: A battery cooling device may include a refrigeration circuit configured to communicate a refrigerant in a flow direction. The refrigeration circuit may include a plurality of refrigerant paths configured to be flowed through in parallel by the refrigerant along the flow direction. The plurality of refrigerant paths may respectively include at least one of a cooling element and a cooling element section. The at least one of the cooling element and the cooling element section may be fluidically incorporated into the respective refrigerant paths and be thermally coupled in a heat-transmitting manner to at least one battery. A plurality of valve devices may be arranged in the respective refrigerant paths and be configured to control a throughflow of the refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Mahle Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Seitz, Herbert Hofmann, Stefan Hirsch, Caroline Janzen
  • Publication number: 20200036063
    Abstract: An accumulator arrangement for a hybrid or electric vehicle may include a plurality of rigid battery cells and a cooling device. The plurality of battery cells may have a plurality of bearing surfaces and may be stacked in a stacking direction to form a battery block. The cooling device may include a plurality of cooling elements through which a cooling fluid is flowable. A respective cooling element may be arranged between adjacent battery cells and clamped thereto. The respective cooling element may abut against a bearing surface of each of the adjacent battery cells facilitating a transfer of heat. The respective cooling element may further include a frame extending around the bearing surface of each of the adjacent battery cells in a circumferential direction such that an interior of the respective cooling element is disposed between the frame and the adjacent battery cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan Hirsch, Caroline Janzen, Heiko Neff
  • Publication number: 20200036062
    Abstract: An accumulator arrangement for a hybrid or electric vehicle may include a plurality of rigid battery cells and a cooling device. The plurality of battery cells may have a plurality of bearing surfaces and may be stacked in a stacking direction to form a battery block. The cooling device may include a plurality of cooling elements through which a cooling fluid is flowable. A respective cooling element may be arranged between adjacent battery cells and clamped thereto. The respective cooling element may abut against a bearing surface of each of the adjacent battery cells facilitating a transfer of heat. The cooling device may further include a fluid distributor having a variable shape in the stacking direction and through which the cooling fluid is flowable from a flow connection to a return connection via a fluid chamber. The fluid distributor may be fluidically connected to the plurality of cooling elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan Hirsch, Caroline Janzen, Heiko Neff
  • Publication number: 20200028137
    Abstract: An accumulator arrangement with a plurality of battery modules for a motor vehicle may include an accumulator housing having a receiving space for receiving a plurality of battery modules. The accumulator housing may have a base and a wall. The accumulator arrangement may also include at least one energy receiving arrangement configured to receive an impact energy in case of an impact. The at least one energy receiving arrangement may include a wall part and a beam part. The wall part may include a plurality of first gripping elements aligned transversely to a wall direction. The beam part may include a plurality of second gripping elements aligned transversely to the wall direction. The plurality of first gripping elements and the plurality of second gripping elements may engage one another in an overlapping direction such that, in the case of an impact, the impact energy is received by the gripping elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Hirsch, Heiko Neff, Holger Schroth
  • Patent number: 10454146
    Abstract: A heat exchanger component of a temperature control system of an electrical energy store may include a carrier material and at least two layers. The at least two layers may include a first layer composed of an electrically insulating material and a second layer that may facilitate temperature control via at least one of cooling and heating the electrical energy store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MAHLE BEHR GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Caroline Schmid, Michael Moser, Nikolaus Daubitzer, Heiko Neff, Dominique Raible, Alexandra Schnaars, Volker Schall, Nic Sautter, Stefan Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20190300268
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispensing device for metering and dispensing a predetermined number of multiparticulates from a container. The dispensing device comprises a chamber which includes an inlet through which multiparticulates can enter the chamber and an overflow through which multiparticulates can leave the chamber. There is also an outlet through which multiparticulates can be dispensed from the chamber. The chamber comprises a metering surface which includes at least one retaining portion. The, or each, of the retaining portions is configured to be able to releasably retain a single multiparticulate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Sabine Desset-Brethes, Regis Frelon, Stefan Hirsch, Hans Jensen, Esben Johansen, Peter Mathiasen, Jan Olesen
  • Patent number: 10422556
    Abstract: A thermoelectric temperature-control unit may include a first contact plate, a second contact plate, and at least one plate-shaped thermoelectric transducer. The thermoelectric transducer may have a first transducer side and a second transducer side facing away from the first transducer side. The thermoelectric transducer may be coupled to the first contact plate on the first transducer side and coupled to the second contact plate on the second transducer side. At least one of the first contact plate and the second contact plate may include a coupling zone on a respective inner side. A circumference of the coupling zone may be surrounded by a groove. A heat-conducting material may be arranged in the groove and along the coupling zone, and may directly contact the i) respective inner side and ii) one of the first transducer side and the second transducer side facing the respective inner side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Brun, Timo Henke, Stefan Hirsch, Karl-Gerd Krumbach, Thomas Kuznia, Gilles Magnier, Jerome Stoeckel, Manuel Wehowski
  • Patent number: 10396415
    Abstract: A cooling plate with a structural plate and a cover plate, wherein the structural plate has a channel-like recess which is enclosed by a raised edge region. The cover plate rests on the raised edge region and covers the channel-like recess in order to form a channel. Openings with connection elements arranged at the openings are provided in the structural plate and/or in the cover plate in order to let a fluid into the channel and to let a fluid out of the channel. A first mounting opening, which is in the form of a round hole, and a second mounting opening, which is in the form of an elongate hole, are provided in both the structural plate and in the cover plate, the respective first and second mounting openings being aligned with one another in order to receive a pin for fixing the two plates during a soldering process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Foerster, Daniel Hendrix, Stefan Hirsch
  • Patent number: 10374138
    Abstract: A thermoelectric generator for a motor vehicle may include a housing. The housing may define a housing interior space. An outer thermal insulation may be arranged in the housing interior space. The outer thermal insulation may at least partially envelope an insulation interior space. A plurality of first stack discs and a plurality of second stack discs may be alternately stacked along a stack direction within the insulation interior space. The alternately stacked plurality of first stack discs and second stack discs may form a plurality of stack disc pairs. Each of the plurality of stack disc pairs may include a first stack disc and a second stack disc. The first stack disc and the second stack disc may define a gas flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Ganz, Stefan Hirsch, Christopher Laemmle, Volker Schall
  • Publication number: 20190198740
    Abstract: A thermoelectric module may include a plurality of thermoelectric elements electrically connected via a plurality of conductor bridges. A respective conductor bridge, on at least one of a hot side and a cold side of the thermoelectric module, may contact a duct body through which a fluid is flowable. The duct body may have a plurality of recesses in which, respectively, one of the plurality of conductor bridges is arranged. The plurality of thermoelectric elements may be arranged in a joint thermally insulating filling body. The plurality of conductor bridges may be arranged flush with the filling body. The duct body may have a duct base body and a duct cover closing the duct base body and defining a fluid-tight duct therewith. The duct base body may include a plurality of heat transfer elements protruding into the duct body around which the fluid is flowable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Gruenwald, Stefan Hirsch, Volker Schall, Dominique Weinmann
  • Publication number: 20190186846
    Abstract: The present invention provides enthalpy exchanger elements (E, E?, PR, PF) and enthalpy exchangers comprising such elements. Furthermore, the invention discloses a method for producing such enthalpy exchanger elements and enthalpy exchangers, comprising the steps of a) providing an air-permeable sheet element (1); b) laminating at least one side (1a, 1b) of the sheet element (1) with a thin polymer film (3, 4) with water vapor transmission characteristics; and c) forming the laminated sheet element (1) into a desired shape exhibiting a three-dimensional corrugation pattern (5, 5, . . . ).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Christian Hirsch, Stefan Brandt, Christian Bier, Martin Mayershofer
  • Patent number: 10305150
    Abstract: A temperature control device for tempering of a battery may include a cooling device configured to be flowed through by a coolant for cooling the battery, an electric heating module configured to heat the battery and a heat transmission component configured to thermally couple the cooling device and the electric heating module to the battery. The battery may be temperature-controlled. The heat transmission component may have a recess. An electric heating module may be received in the recess and may be secured to the heat transmission component via an adhesive connection. The recess may be arranged on a first side comprising one of an upper side or underside of the heat transmission component. The electric heating module may be received in the recess and may terminate flush with the first side. The cooling device may lie in a planar manner against the first side of the heat transmission component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Baumann, Thomas Kuznia, Joachim Treier, Bernd Schaefer, Stefan Hirsch, Timo Henke, Jerome Stoeckel
  • Patent number: 10297912
    Abstract: A composite sheet metal component for an automobile comprises an inner metal sheet, an outer metal sheet and an intermediate polymer sheet arranged between the inner and the outer metal sheet. The intermediate polymer sheet comprises a semiconductor device and the outer metal sheet comprises at least one functional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH, Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Vladimir Supik, Carsten Hoefer, Volker Prescher, Michael Schreiber, George Bedenian, Stefan Lessmann, Judith Hirsch, Manfredo Agresti, Pawel Kwasniak
  • Patent number: 10294010
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispensing device for metering and dispensing a predetermined number of multiparticulates from a container. The dispensing device comprises a chamber which includes an inlet through which multiparticulates can enter the chamber and an overflow through which multiparticulates can leave the chamber. There is also an outlet through which multiparticulates can be dispensed from the chamber. The chamber comprises a metering surface which includes at least one retaining portion. The, or each, of the retaining portions is configured to be able to releasably retain a single multiparticulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Sabine Desset-Brethes, Regis Frelon, Stefan Hirsch, Hans Jensen, Esben Johansen, Peter Mathiasen, Jan Olesen
  • Publication number: 20190097194
    Abstract: A battery system for a vehicle may include a battery system housing, at least one module carrier, at least one battery cell module and at least one pivotable locking lever. The at least one battery cell module may include a fluidic module cooling circuit, a fluidic first module interface, and an electrical second module interface. A fluidic first carrier interface and an electrical second carrier interface may be arranged on the at least one module carrier. The at least one battery cell module may be adjustable relative to the at least one module carrier into an end position via pivoting the at least one locking lever. In the end position, the first module interface may be coupled to the first carrier interface and the second module interface may be coupled to the second carrier interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan Hirsch, Caroline Janzen, Michael Moser, Heiko Neff
  • Patent number: 10222137
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for conducting a fluid, in particular a cooling fluid for cooling components to be cooled, in particular for cooling electronics components and/or battery cells and/or battery modules, having a first covering plate and a second covering plate and having a structural mesh between the two covering plates for defining a spatial region, through which flow can pass, a division being provided by reshaping of the structural mesh and/or by introduction of a sealant for at least partially sealing the spatial region with respect to an outer space and/or for dividing the spatial region into definable flow channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: MAHLE INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Hirsch, Achim Wiebelt
  • Publication number: 20180361858
    Abstract: The invention relates to an energy storage arrangement (1) having at least one energy store (2) and having a temperature-control device (3) for cooling/heating the at least one energy store (2), wherein the at least one energy store (2) has two electrical cell conductors (4), wherein the temperature-control device (3) has a spray compartment (5) in which at least one energy store (2) is received with its cell conductors (4), wherein a fluid distributing system (6) is provided, via which at least the cell conductors (4) can be sprayed with dielectric temperature-control fluid (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan Hirsch, Thomas Kalmbach, Jessica Kansy, Heiko Neff, Mario Wallisch, Achim Wiebelt
  • Patent number: 10153525
    Abstract: An arrangement may include an electrical component and a heat exchanger arranged on the electrical component for controlling a temperature of the component. An electrically insulating isolation layer may be arranged at least partially between the heat exchanger and the component. The isolation layer may be connected to at least one of the component and the heat exchanger via a materially cohesive connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Mahle Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Himmer, Volker Schall, Christopher Laemmle, Stefan Hirsch, Oliver Heeg
  • Publication number: 20180328630
    Abstract: A thermoelectric temperature-control unit may include a first contact plate, a second contact plate, and at least one plate-shaped thermoelectric transducer. The thermoelectric transducer may have a first transducer side and a second transducer side facing away from the first transducer side. The thermoelectric transducer may be coupled to the first contact plate on the first transducer side and coupled to the second contact plate on the second transducer side. At least one of the first contact plate and the second contact plate may include a coupling zone on a respective inner side. A circumference of the coupling zone may be surrounded by a groove. A heat-conducting material may be arranged in the groove and along the coupling zone, and may directly contact the i) respective inner side and ii) one of the first transducer side and the second transducer side facing the respective inner side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Brun, Timo Henke, Stefan Hirsch, Karl-Gerd Krumbach, Thomas Kuznia, Gilles Magnier, Jerome Stoeckel, Manuel Wehowski
  • Publication number: 20180313584
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for the temperature control of a battery may include a first cover and a second cover between which a supporting frame may be arranged in a sandwiched manner. The supporting frame may surround a passage opening in which at least one thermoelectric element may be arranged. At least one fluid channel for the flow of a fluid therethrough may be formed in the first cover. The heat exchanger may also include a plurality of clip-like fastening elements mounted on an outer circumferential edge, which may be formed by the first and second covers and the supporting frame, along a circumferential direction. The fastening elements may press the first and second covers against one another and against the supporting frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Timo Henke, Stefan Hirsch, Manuel Wehowski