Patents by Inventor Volker Kuemmerling

Volker Kuemmerling 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: 10795384
    Abstract: A unit for regulating or controlling a fluid pressure has a valve housing with an inlet and an outlet. A switching film is disposed in the valve housing and switches at pressure differences of 1 mbar to 250 mbar for regulating, opening or blocking a flow of a fluid from the inlet to the outlet. The switching film is formed of a fluorine and carbon containing polymer material. The switching film has a plate-shaped flat body with a bending region and has a central closure region surrounded by the bending region. The bending region, when switching the switching film, moves the central closure region relative to a valve seat of the valve housing in an axial direction of the plate-shaped flat body toward or away from the valve seat by a low-stretch bending movement. A switching film for such a unit is provided also.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Lukas Bock
  • Patent number: 10782712
    Abstract: A unit (10) for the regulation or control of a fluid pressure, having at least one housing section (13, 14) and a switching film (22) connected to the at least one housing section (13, 14) for switching at pressure differentials relative to an ambient pressure acting on the switching film (22), and for the regulation, release or blocking of a flow of the fluid between an inlet (28) and a discharge (30) for the fluid. The switching film (22) is made out of a polymer material having fluorine and carbon, in particular a thermoplastic having fluorine and carbon. In this arrangement, a hole cross-section (40) of the at least one housing section (13, 14) is closed off by the switching film (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Lukas Bock, Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Hoang-Minh Vu
  • Publication number: 20200284228
    Abstract: A filter housing has a first housing part with a first rim section and a second housing part with a second rim section. The housing parts can be joined and separated from each other in axial mounting direction and define a housing interior for a filter element provided with a circumferentially extending sealing element. The first and second rim sections form a receiving area in which the sealing element is seal-tightly clamped radially between the first and second rim sections when the housing parts are joined in the mounted state. A snap connecting device axially braces the first and second housing parts relative to each other. The snap connecting device is formed integrally on the first and second housing parts such that a clamping force applied by the first and second rim sections on the sealing element in radial direction is decoupled from the snap connecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Andreas Weber, Michael Metzger, Bernhard Gau, Naihe Shen, Calogero Colletto, Achim Janner
  • Publication number: 20200278002
    Abstract: A brake dust particle filter, for catching particles produced when braking, for a disc brake assembly with a brake disc and a brake caliper has a ring segment-shaped housing with a housing interior that accommodates the brake disc. The housing has two housing sidewalls that are axially spaced apart and a housing peripheral wall extending radially outwardly in a circumferential direction of the housing. The housing peripheral wall is arranged between the two housing sidewalls. At least one tongue projects with at least one radial component from the housing peripheral wall into the housing interior. The tongue has a flat cross-sectional shape and at least one base surface facing the housing peripheral wall, a cover surface projecting into the housing interior, and at least one side surface. The tongue supports a filter medium and is covered at least at the at least one side surface with the filter medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Lukas Bock, Thomas Jessberger, Volker Kuemmerling, Robert Zbiral, Coskun Evlekli
  • Publication number: 20200271176
    Abstract: A brake dust particle filter for a disc brake assembly with brake disc and brake caliper has a ring segment-shaped housing accommodating the brake disc in the interior. The housing has first and second axially spaced apart housing sidewalls and a housing peripheral wall extending radially outwardly in circumferential direction and arranged between the first and second housing sidewalls. A first housing part includes the first and/or second housing sidewall such that the first and/or second housing sidewall is positionable axially displaced to the brake disc. A second housing part includes at least the housing peripheral wall. First and second housing parts are connected by a pivot mechanism having a pivot axis extending parallel to an axis of rotation of the brake disc. Due to the pivot mechanism, the housing peripheral wall is pivotable relative to the first housing part while the first and/or second housing sidewall remains stationary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Lukas Bock, Thomas Jessberger, Volker Kuemmerling, Robert Zbiral, Coskun Evlekli
  • Patent number: 10690256
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and a unit (10) for the regulation or control of a fluid pressure, having at least one housing section (13, 14) and a switching film (22) connected to the at least one housing section (13, 14) for switching at pressure differentials of 1 to 250 mbar, preferably from 1 to 100 mbar, relative to an ambient pressure acting on the switching film (22), and for the regulation, release or blocking of a flow of the fluid between an inlet (28) and a discharge (30) for the fluid. The switching film (22) is made out of a polymer material having fluorine and carbon. In this arrangement, a hole cross-section (40) of the at least one housing section (13, 14) is closed off by the switching film (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Lukas Bock, Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Heinz Fuchs, Thomas Schleiden, Juergen Kosicki, Thomas Tschech, Herbert Jainek
  • Patent number: 10671100
    Abstract: A unit (10) for the regulation or control of a fluid pressure, having at least one housing section (13, 14) and a switching film (22) connected to the at least one housing section (13, 14) for switching at pressure differentials relative to an ambient pressure acting on the switching film (22), and for the regulation, release or blocking of a flow of the fluid between an inlet (28) and a discharge (30) for the fluid. The switching film (22) is made out of a polymer material having fluorine and carbon, in particular a thermoplastic having fluorine and carbon. In this arrangement, a hole cross-section (40) of the at least one housing section (13, 14) is closed off by the switching film (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Lukas Bock, Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Hoang-Minh Vu
  • Patent number: 10605210
    Abstract: A filter housing has a first housing part with a first rim section and a second housing part with a second rim section. The housing parts can be joined and separated from each other in axial mounting direction and define a housing interior for a filter element provided with a circumferentially extending sealing element. The first and second rim sections form a receiving area in which the sealing element is seal-tightly clamped radially between the first and second rim sections when the housing parts are joined in the mounted state. A snap connecting device axially braces the first and second housing parts relative to each other. The snap connecting device is formed integrally on the first and second housing parts such that a clamping force applied by the first and second rim sections on the sealing element in radial direction is decoupled from the snap connecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Andreas Weber, Michael Metzger, Bernhard Gau, Naihe Shen, Calogero Colletto, Achim Janner
  • Patent number: 10579076
    Abstract: A unit (10) for the regulation or control of a fluid pressure, having at least one housing section (13, 14) and a switching film (22) connected to the at least one housing section (13, 14) for switching at pressure differentials relative to an ambient pressure acting on the switching film (22), and for the regulation, release or blocking of a flow of the fluid between an inlet (28) and a discharge (30) for the fluid. The switching film (22) is made out of a polymer material having fluorine and carbon, in particular a thermoplastic having fluorine and carbon. In this arrangement, a hole cross-section (40) of the at least one housing section (13, 14) is closed off by the switching film (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Lukas Bock, Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Hoang-Minh Vu
  • Patent number: 10502173
    Abstract: A unit for regulating or controlling a fluid pressure of a fluid has a housing with at least one housing part and an inlet and an outlet for the fluid. A switching film is connected to the housing part and switches at pressure differences of 1 to 250 mbar relative to an ambient pressure acting on the switching film. The switching film regulates, releases or blocks a flow of the fluid between the inlet and the outlet for the fluid. The switching film is made of thermoplastic synthetic material. An opening cross section of the housing part is closed off by the switching film. In a method for fluid-tightly connecting a switching film to a housing part of the unit, a radial outwardly positioned joining region of the switching film is fluid-tightly pressed against the housing part in the region of joining surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Lukas Bock, Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger
  • Patent number: 10408099
    Abstract: A switching membrane for a pressure control valve has a plate-shaped flat body with a central area and a bending area surrounding the central area. The central area is provided with a closure area. For switching the switching membrane, the central area can be moved back and forth by a bending movement of the bending area in a direction transverse to an extension of the central area. At least the bending area is made of fluorocarbon rubber. A pressure control valve, especially for crankcase ventilation, is provided with a valve housing that has a housing cover and further is provided with a valve seat. A switching membrane as described above is disposed in the valve housing and switches at pressure differences of at most 500 mbar to release or shut off a flow of fluid at the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Lukas Bock, Jens Burkhardt, Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger
  • Publication number: 20180120869
    Abstract: A unit (10) for the regulation or control of a fluid pressure, having at least one housing section (13, 14) and a switching film (22) connected to the at least one housing section (13, 14) for switching at pressure differentials relative to an ambient pressure acting on the switching film (22), and for the regulation, release or blocking of a flow of the fluid between an inlet (28) and a discharge (30) for the fluid. The switching film (22) is made out of a polymer material having fluorine and carbon, in particular a thermoplastic having fluorine and carbon. In this arrangement, a hole cross-section (40) of the at least one housing section (13, 14) is closed off by the switching film (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Lukas Bock, Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Hoang-Minh Vu
  • Publication number: 20180120868
    Abstract: A unit (10) for the regulation or control of a fluid pressure, having at least one housing section (13, 14) and a switching film (22) connected to the at least one housing section (13, 14) for switching at pressure differentials relative to an ambient pressure acting on the switching film (22), and for the regulation, release or blocking of a flow of the fluid between an inlet (28) and a discharge (30) for the fluid. The switching film (22) is made out of a polymer material having fluorine and carbon, in particular a thermoplastic having fluorine and carbon. In this arrangement, a hole cross-section (40) of the at least one housing section (13, 14) is closed off by the switching film (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Lukas Bock, Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Hoang-Minh Vu
  • Publication number: 20180119660
    Abstract: The invention concerns a unit (10) for regulating or controlling a fluid pressure, with at least one housing part (13, 14) and a switching film (22) connected with the at least one housing part (13, 14) for switching at pressure differences of 1 to 250 mbar, preferably of 1 to 100 mbar, relative to an ambient pressure acting on the switching film (22) and for regulating, releasing or blocking a flow of the fluid between an inlet (28) and an outlet (30) for the fluid. The switching film (22) is formed of thermoplastic synthetic material. In this context, an opening cross section (40) of the at least one housing part (13, 14) is closed off by the switching film (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Lukas Bock, Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger
  • Publication number: 20180119835
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and a unit (10) for the regulation or control of a fluid pressure, having at least one housing section (13, 14) and a switching film (22) connected to the at least one housing section (13, 14) for switching at pressure differentials of 1 to 250 mbar, preferably from 1 to 100 mbar, relative to an ambient pressure acting on the switching film (22), and for the regulation, release or blocking of a flow of the fluid between an inlet (28) and a discharge (30) for the fluid. The switching film (22) is made out of a polymer material having fluorine and carbon. In this arrangement, a hole cross-section (40) of the at least one housing section (13, 14) is closed off by the switching film (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Lukas Bock, Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Heinz Fuchs, Thomas Schleiden, Juergen Kosicki, Thomas Tschech, Herbert Jainek
  • Publication number: 20180120870
    Abstract: A unit (10) for the regulation or control of a fluid pressure, having at least one housing section (13, 14) and a switching film (22) connected to the at least one housing section (13, 14) for switching at pressure differentials relative to an ambient pressure acting on the switching film (22), and for the regulation, release or blocking of a flow of the fluid between an inlet (28) and a discharge (30) for the fluid. The switching film (22) is made out of a polymer material having fluorine and carbon, in particular a thermoplastic having fluorine and carbon. In this arrangement, a hole cross-section (40) of the at least one housing section (13, 14) is closed off by the switching film (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Lukas Bock, Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Hoang-Minh Vu
  • Publication number: 20180119586
    Abstract: A unit (10) for the regulation or control of a fluid pressure, having at least one housing section (13, 14) and a switching film (22) connected to the at least one housing section (13, 14) for switching at pressure differentials relative to an ambient pressure acting on the switching film (22), and for the regulation, release or blocking of a flow of the fluid between an inlet (28) and a discharge (30) for the fluid. The switching film (22) is made out of a polymer material having fluorine and carbon. In this arrangement, a hole cross-section (40) of the at least one housing section (13, 14) is closed off by the switching film (22). A method of forming a fluid-tight conntection is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Lukas Bock, Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Heinz Fuchs, Thomas Schleiden, Juergen Kosicki, Thomas Tschech, Herbert Jainek
  • Publication number: 20180120867
    Abstract: A unit (10) for the regulation or control of a fluid pressure, having at least one housing section (13, 14) and a switching film (22) connected to the at least one housing section (13, 14) for switching at pressure differentials relative to an ambient pressure acting on the switching film (22), and for the regulation, release or blocking of a flow of the fluid between an inlet (28) and a discharge (30) for the fluid. The switching film (22) is made out of a polymer material having fluorine and carbon, in particular a thermoplastic having fluorine and carbon. In this arrangement, a hole cross-section (40) of the at least one housing section (13, 14) is closed off by the switching film (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Lukas Bock, Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Hoang-Minh Vu
  • Patent number: D890047
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MANN + HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Lukas Bock, Thomas Jessberger, Volker Kuemmerling, Birgit Herbst, Lisa Buerkle, Markus Hanselmann, Tobias Dost, Roman Eder
  • Patent number: D894066
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Kuemmerling, Thomas Jessberger, Lukas Bock, Andreas Klinser, Benedikt Weller, Johannes Lampert, Ludwig Bammersperger, Coskun Evlekli, Jan Corba