Patents by Inventor Timo Dirnberger

Timo Dirnberger 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: 9586167
    Abstract: A flat filter element to be mounted in a filter housing has an inflow surface and an outflow surface downstream of the inflow surface in a flow-through direction. A filter medium extend between the inflow surface and the outflow surface. A sealing section extends circumferentially relative to the flow-through direction. A seal fastened to or interacting with the sealing section is provided, wherein the seal, when the flat filter element is mounted in a filter housing, separates an inlet of the filter housing for air to be purified from an outlet of the filter housing for purified air. A first functional element section is arranged on at least one circumferential side of the filter medium so as to be spaced apart from the circumferentially extending sealing section. The first functional element section is attached to a lateral strip and the lateral strip is attached to the filter medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Daniel Schmid, Eric Thebault, Guenter Goerg, Timo Dirnberger, Ralf Dietz
  • Publication number: 20160279553
    Abstract: An air filter has a filter housing and a filter element inserted in the interior of the filter housing. The filter element has an inflow surface and an outflow surface and a filter medium that extends between inflow and outflow surfaces. The filter element has a circumferentially extending seal arranged in the area of the inflow surface or outflow surface and interacting in the mounting position with the sealing surface of the filter housing to separate inlet and outlet of the air filter. A support device clamps the filter element transversely to the insertion direction in the filter housing by a transverse clamping action in a support area that is spaced from the seal. The transverse clamping action results by an insertion movement of the filter element into the filter housing by interaction of the filter element with inner sides of the filter housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel Schmid, Eric Thebault, Guenter Goerg, Timo Dirnberger, Ralf Dietz
  • Publication number: 20160263513
    Abstract: A filter element for filtering a fluid, including: a filter bellows made of a filter medium folded into zig-zag-shaped pleats along fold edges, each pleat extending between opposing end edges of the filter bel-lows, and being laterally sealed at the end edges by means of at least one sealant track or a sideband; wherein the filter bellows includes a first element section; and a second element section, which include each on opposing end faces end edge surfaces and that substantially run parallel to one another, wherein, from one element section to another element section, at least one of the end edge surfaces changes direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Frank Pflueger, Fabian Wagner, Christian Thalmann, André Roesgen, Robert Hasenfratz, Daniel Schmid, Timo Dirnberger
  • Patent number: 9381456
    Abstract: A filter device has a filter element arranged in a filter housing. The filter device has additionally an adsorber element that adsorbs hydrocarbons. The adsorber element is arranged in a separate adsorber housing connected to the filter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Timo Dirnberger, Juergen Stahl, Ralf Dietz
  • Patent number: 9359979
    Abstract: An air filter has a filter housing and a filter element inserted in the interior of the filter housing. The filter element has an inflow surface and an outflow surface and a filter medium that extends between inflow and outflow surfaces. The filter element has a circumferentially extending seal arranged in the area of the inflow surface or outflow surface and interacting in the mounting position with the sealing surface of the filter housing to separate inlet and outlet of the air filter. A support device clamps the filter element transversely to the insertion direction in the filter housing by a transverse clamping action in a support area that is spaced from the seal. The transverse clamping action results by an insertion movement of the filter element into the filter housing by interaction of the filter element with inner sides of the filter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Daniel Schmid, Eric Thebault, Guenter Goerg, Timo Dirnberger, Ralf Dietz
  • Publication number: 20150075128
    Abstract: An air filter device for a motor vehicle features a filter element accommodated in a filter housing which is at least sectionwise enclosed by a surrounding frame part which is glued to the filter element. Between the frame part and the filter element is disposed a sealing lip which defines an adhesive receiving space between frame part and filter element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Schmid, Guenter Goerg, Timo Dirnberger, Ralf Dietz
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150075126
    Abstract: An air filter device is provided with a filter housing and a filter element arranged in the filter housing. A frame part is connected to the filter element and frames the filter element at least over sections thereof circumferentially. The frame part is provided with an air duct receptacle that is adapted to receive an air duct. The frame part is arranged at least partially on an exterior side of the filter housing. The filter element is fastened by the frame part on the filter housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Schmid, Guenter Goerg, Timo Dirnberger, Ralf Dietz
  • Publication number: 20150020489
    Abstract: For a method for producing a filter element provided with a sealing part, wherein the sealing material is introduced into a casting chamber between two tundish parts when in the non-cured state, a compensation space connected to the casting chamber is provided for the expansion of the sealing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Arthur Sudermann, Fabian Wagner, Thomas Sieber, Guenter Goerg, Michael Metzger, Markus Roehrig, Thomas Jessberger, Timo Dirnberger, Bernd Joos
  • Publication number: 20150013294
    Abstract: An air filter has a filter housing and a filter element inserted in the interior of the filter housing. The filter element has an inflow surface and an outflow surface and a filter medium that extends between inflow and outflow surfaces. The filter element has a circumferentially extending seal arranged in the area of the inflow surface or outflow surface and interacting in the mounting position with the sealing surface of the filter housing to separate inlet and outlet of the air filter. A support device clamps the filter element transversely to the insertion direction in the filter housing by a transverse clamping action in a support area that is spaced from the seal. The transverse clamping action results by an insertion movement of the filter element into the filter housing by interaction of the filter element with inner sides of the filter housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Schmid, Eric Thebault, Guenter Goerg, Timo Dirnberger, Ralf Dietz
  • Publication number: 20150007536
    Abstract: A flat filter element to be mounted in a filter housing has an inflow surface and an outflow surface downstream of the inflow surface in a flow-through direction. A filter medium extend between the inflow surface and the outflow surface. A sealing section extends circumferentially relative to the flow-through direction. A seal fastened to or interacting with the sealing section is provided, wherein the seal, when the flat filter element is mounted in a filter housing, separates an inlet of the filter housing for air to be purified from an outlet of the filter housing for purified air. A first functional element section is arranged on at least one circumferential side of the filter medium so as to be spaced apart from the circumferentially extending sealing section. The first functional element section is attached to a lateral strip and the lateral strip is attached to the filter medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Schmid, Eric Thebault, Guenter Goerg, Timo Dirnberger, Ralf Dietz
  • Publication number: 20150007537
    Abstract: A flat filter element has a filter medium and a sealing section that seals the flat filter element relative to a filter housing. A support element section is arranged on a circumferential side of the filter medium outside of the sealing section and supports the flat filter element relative to an inner side of the filter housing, wherein the support element section projects past the filter element in at least one direction. The filter housing has a mounting opening through which the flat filter element is inserted into the interior where the flat filter element is arranged such that the inlet is separated from the outlet of the filter housing. A projection arranged on an inner side of the filter housing supports under mechanical tension the support element section of the flat filter element in a mounting position of the flat filter element in the interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Schmid, Eric Thebault, Guenter Goerg, Timo Dirnberger, Ralf Dietz
  • Publication number: 20140305308
    Abstract: A filter device has a filter element arranged in a filter housing. The filter device has additionally an adsorber element that adsorbs hydrocarbons. The adsorber element is arranged in a separate adsorber housing connected to the filter housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Timo Dirnberger, Juergen Stahl, Ralf Dietz
  • Patent number: 8298310
    Abstract: A filter device for filtration of gaseous fluids has a multi-part housing with a first housing part and a second housing part connected to one another in a mounted state of the multi-part housing. A filter element is insertable into the multi-part housing. A connecting device penetrates the filter element and provides a connection between the first and second housing parts. The connecting device has at least one first housing projection monolithically formed on the first housing part. The connecting device further has a damping element arranged between the at least one first housing projection and the second housing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Mann + Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Weber, Timo Dirnberger
  • Patent number: 8241413
    Abstract: An air filter system of a motor vehicle has an air filter housing with a housing part of a moisture-sensitive plastic material and an air passage section with a circumferentially extending passage wall, wherein the passage wall of the air passage section is integrally formed of identical material on the housing part of the air filter housing. A mass air flow sensor is arranged in the air passage section. A plastic insert of a moisture-insensitive plastic material is disposed on an inner side of the passage wall of the air passage section and lines the passage wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventor: Timo Dirnberger
  • Publication number: 20100206172
    Abstract: A filter device for filtration of gaseous fluids has a multi-part housing with a first housing part and a second housing part connected to one another in a mounted state of the multi-part housing. A filter element is insertable into the multi-part housing. A connecting device penetrates the filter element and provides a connection between the first and second housing parts. The connecting device has at least one first housing projection monolithically formed on the first housing part. The connecting device further has a damping element arranged between the at least one first housing projection and the second housing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Weber, Timo Dirnberger
  • Publication number: 20100018400
    Abstract: An air filter system of a motor vehicle has an air filter housing with a housing part of a moisture-sensitive plastic material and an air passage section with a circumferentially extending passage wall, wherein the passage wall of the air passage section is integrally formed of identical material on the housing part of the air filter housing. A mass air flow sensor is arranged in the air passage section. A plastic insert of a moisture-insensitive plastic material is disposed on an inner side of the passage wall of the air passage section and lines the passage wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventor: Timo Dirnberger
  • Patent number: 7637976
    Abstract: An air filter insert including at least one filter element (2; 4; 11) and a seal (3; 7) extending along outer edges of one side of the filter insert (2; 4; 11) and via which the filter insert is sealingly seated against housing sections (5, 6) of a surrounding filter housing. The filter insert (2; 4; 11) is configured such that the air can easily flow into or out of the structural space on the one side of the filter element with a minimum pressure drop. The filter insert (11) may be at least partially covered on the inflow and/or discharge side by a semi-permeable component (12), which at least partially equalizes the pressure distribution in the air stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Mann & Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Timo Dirnberger, Christoph Baumann, Guenter Jokschas, Markus Roehrig
  • Publication number: 20060283161
    Abstract: An air filter insert including at least one filter element (2; 4; 11) and a seal (3; 7) extending along outer edges of one side of the filter insert (2; 4; 11) and via which the filter insert is sealingly seated against housing sections (5, 6) of a surrounding filter housing. The filter insert (2; 4; 11) is configured such that the air can easily flow into or out of the structural space on the one side of the filter element with a minimum pressure drop. The filter insert (11) may be at least partially covered on the inflow and/or discharge side by a semi-permeable component (12), which at least partially equalizes the pressure distribution in the air stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Applicant: MANN & HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Timo Dirnberger, Christoph Baumann, Guenter Jokschas, Markus Roehrig
  • Patent number: RE46182
    Abstract: A filter device for filtration of gaseous fluids has a multi-part housing with a first housing part and a second housing part connected to one another in a mounted state of the multi-part housing. A filter element is insertable into the multi-part housing. A connecting device penetrates the filter element and provides a connection between the first and second housing parts. The connecting device has at least one first housing projection monolithically formed on the first housing part. The connecting device further has a damping element arranged between the at least one first housing projection and the second housing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Weber, Timo Dirnberger