US Pat. No. 9,435,236

VALVE FOR CONTROLLING A GAS FLOW, LIQUID SEPARATOR, VENTILATION SYSTEM AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE COMPRISING SUCH A VALVE

Reinz-Dichtungs-GmbH, Ne...

1. A valve for a control of a gas stream from a pressure side to a suction side of the valve, with a valve seat, with at least
one hole passing from the pressure side to the suction side as a valve opening, a valve closure, where the valve opening can
be closed by the valve closure, and a valve bearing, on which the valve closure is resiliently seated, with the valve closure
lifting off from the valve seat upon excess of a predetermined pressure difference between the pressure side and the suction
side and with the valve closure comprising at least one gas passage opening reaching from the pressure side to the suction
side of the valve, wherein second fluid separating elements are arranged behind the at least one gas passage opening in a
streaming direction of a gas on the suction side of the valve.

US Pat. No. 9,835,246

CONTROL PLATE

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1. A transmission control plate, comprising:
a single metallic layer with a first side and an opposite second side;
a first pattern of a polymer-based coating on said first side and a second, different pattern of said polymer-based coating
on said second side, wherein each of said coatings is only a single layer each with their own uniform material construction;

wherein each polymer-based coating increases in a radial direction with increasing distance from a passage opening for a fastener
element in said single metallic layer;

wherein said first pattern overlaps said second pattern on some plate areas but the two patterns do not overlap in other plate
areas.

US Pat. No. 9,518,659

FLAT GASKET WITH CALENDERED SIEVE LAYER

Reinz-Dichtungs-GmbH, Ne...

1. A flat gasket comprising:
at least a first metallic layer; and
a second metallic layer; and
a third layer arranged between the first and second metallic layer, with the first metallic layer comprising at least a first
passage opening and the second metallic layer comprising at least a second passage opening, which are arranged adjacent to
each other in a direction perpendicular to the planes of the layers, with the third layer adjacent to the first and second
passage openings in a direction perpendicular to the planes of the layers showing no passage opening and spanning the passage
openings in the plane of its layer, with the third layer as a sieve layer comprising a mesh material said mesh material comprising
threads crossing each other while forming crossing points,

wherein the mesh material in the area spanning the first and second passage openings in the plane of its layer and encircling
these passage openings in the plane of its layer, the total height of two threads crossing each other at the middle of a crossing
point of the two threads is less than 1.4 times the height of a single thread at half the distance between vicinal crossing
points.

US Pat. No. 9,746,078

FLAT GASKET

REINZ-Dichtungs-GmbH, Ne...

1. A flat gasket with at least a first and a second metallic layer, with at least the first and the second metallic layer
being arranged one above the other in an at least partially covering manner and connected to each other at least one connection
portion, said flat gasket comprising, in at least one of the connection portions, the first layer having a border and the
second layer having at least one free edge, where a first free edge comprises a cranking wherein an offset section of said
cranking extends along at least a section of the border within the layer thickness of the first layer or that the offset section
of said cranking extends on a side of the first layer pointing away from the second layer partially or completely outside
the layer thickness of the first layer, the border overlaps the first free edge orthogonally to the plane of the layer on
the side of the offset section of said cranking pointing towards the second layer to form a positive fit which acts orthogonally
to the plane of the first layer, wherein outside said connection portions said first layer has a first thickness portion and
wherein at said connection portions said first layer has a second thickness portion that is thinner than said first thickness
portion, wherein lugs extend obliquely from said second thickness portion.

US Pat. No. 10,026,973

METALLIC PLATE WITH AT LEAST ONE MEASURING STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING A METALLIC PLATE WITH AT LEAST ONE MEASURING STRUCTURE

Reinz-Dichtungs-GmbH, Ne...

1. A metallic plate for an electrochemical system, wherein the plate comprises at least one measuring structure formed integrally with the plate, wherein the measuring structure comprises at least two cuts through the plate resulting in cut edges and a first deformation of the plate arranged between the cuts and delimited in sections by the cuts, the cut edges being spaced apart from one another in sections by the first deformation, so that the cut edges of the cuts form at least two windows in the plate, and wherein the measuring structure comprises at least a second deformation of the plate, wherein the plate is deformed by the second deformation in the region of the plate adjacent to the windows in such a manner that the windows allow light that falls on the plate orthogonally to the main plane of the plate to pass through.

US Pat. No. 9,744,922

FASTENING DEVICE FOR A HEAT SHIELD AND METHOD TO PRODUCE THE SAME

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1. A heat shield for shielding hot areas of a combustion engine comprising at least one metal sheet layer with a first and
a second surface, with the at least one metal sheet layer comprising at least one passage opening for the passage of a fastening
element, and a sleeve, which passes through the passage opening, wherein
a decoupling element from flexible material is arranged between a circumferential edge of the passage opening and the sleeve,
where the decoupling element and the sleeve each comprise;

a) an annular shank area, which penetrates the passage opening,
b) a first collar, which on the first surface extends radially outward relative to the circumferential edge of the passage
opening, and

c) a second collar, which extends adjacent to the second surface radially outward relative to the circumferential edge of
the passage opening,

where the first collar of the sleeve radially extends over the first collar of the decoupling element,
where the sleeve in a shank area in the region of the passage opening shows a constant wall thickness and a transition area
between the shank area in the region of the passage opening and the first collar at least in sections shows a radial wall
thickness that is radially outwardly increased relative to the area at the passage opening,

so that the transition area between the shank area in the region of the passage opening and the first collar at least in sections
extends rounded or inclined;

wherein the transition area between the shank area and the first collar of the sleeve on at least 90% of a circumferential
extension shows a distance to the metal sheet layer, which is larger than the material thickness of the shank area of the
sleeve in the area of the passage opening.

US Pat. No. 9,797,308

COVER ASSEMBLY

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1. A cover assembly for covering a cylinder head, comprising a lid, a frame, at least one air-oil separator and at least one
frame compartment, which is delimited in part by the frame and in part by a partition wall branching off the frame, with at
least one element of the at least one air-oil separator at least in sections being integrally formed with the frame and arranged
inside the frame compartment and where another element of the air-oil separator is arranged integrally at least in sections
within the lid, wherein said air-oil separator elements meet to form a sealing section; wherein said at least one frame compartment
comprises at least one frame compartment wall arranged within the at least one frame compartment wherein the at least one
frame compartment wall acts as an air-oil separator, with the at least one frame compartment wall extending transversely to
the flow direction of crankcase ventilation gas and wherein one of the at least one frame compartment wall comprising a plurality
of passage openings in said one frame compartment wall to act as an air-oil separator, wherein said plurality of passage openings
are aligned transverse to the flow direction of the crankcase ventilation gas.

US Pat. No. 9,988,957

VENTILATION SYSTEM FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Reinz-Dichtungs-GmbH, Ne...

1. A ventilation system for the aeration and for the ventilation of an internal combustion engine with an intake pipe and a supercharger arranged in the intake pipe, withan air-oil separator for the separation of oil and/or oil mist from blow-by gases with at least one inlet and at least one outlet,
an intake pipe for blow-by gases connected to at least one of the inlets of the air-oil separator,
a first tube for the connection of the at least one outlet of the air-oil separator with an intake section of the internal combustion engine upstream of the supercharger,
a second tube for the connection of the at least one outlet of the air-oil separator with the intake section of the internal combustion engine downstream the supercharger, wherein
a first aeration pipe is provided which connects the first tube with a part of the internal combustion engine and a second aeration pipe is provided which connects the second tube with the part of the internal combustion engine, and
the first tube, the second tube, the first aeration pipe and the second aeration pipe are designed so that under a first operational condition of the internal combustion engine, blow-by gases flow from the outlet of the air-oil separator via the first tube to the intake section and that gases from the intake section flow via the second tube and the second aeration pipe to the part of the internal combustion engine and that under a second operational condition of the internal combustion engine, blow-by gases flow from the outlet of the air-oil separator via the second tube to the intake section and gases from the intake section flow via the first tube and the first aeration pipe to the part of the internal combustion engine, where the internal combustion engine under the first operational condition provides a different performance than under the second operational condition.

US Pat. No. 10,086,321

SEPARATION DEVICE FOR LIQUIDS

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1. A liquid separation device for the separation of liquid or liquid mist from a gas, withat least one pair of basic carriers comprising a first and a second plate-shaped basic carrier,
where in each of the first and the second basic carrier, at least two separator elements are formed,
where the separator elements each comprise a passage pipe with a gas inlet and a gas outlet, which are arranged at opposite sides of the respective plate-shaped basic carrier in such a way that the passage pipe extends through the respective plate-shaped basic carrier,
wherein
the first and the second basic carrier fit together one directly behind the other in a single gas flow direction, and
that each two separator elements in both basic carriers, respectively, fit together one directly behind the other, with their passage pipes forming continuous flow paths for the gas,
where at least in a transition area of a flow path from an upstream separator element to an adjacent downstream separator element, the inner diameter of the downstream separator element is larger than the inner diameter of the adjacent upstream separator element.

US Pat. No. 9,897,038

SEALING SYSTEM

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1. A sealing system comprising:
a first part and a second part, the first part having a first surface facing the second part and the second part having a
second surface facing the first part, wherein, in contact with one another, the first surface and the second surface define
a joint contact surface, wherein the first and second parts comprise

at least one passage opening in the joint contact surface, wherein the at least one passage opening protrudes into at least
one of the first and second parts,

an annular groove, which is delimited by the first part and the second part and which encircles the passage opening, with
the first part and second part in an area at least radially outside of the groove come to rest one on the other at the joint
contact surface, wherein

a metallic gasket, which extends annularly in the groove, with the metallic gasket comprising at least one metallic layer,
said layer in a projection into a plane parallel to the joint contact surface of the first part and the second part show only
one layer, and the metallic flat gasket in the radial direction sequentially comprises from the passage opening an inner circumferential
edge, an inner edge area, a central area, an outer edge area, and an outer circumferential edge, wherein said inner circumferential
edge faces the passage opening, and said outer circumferential edge faces away from the passage opening, wherein each area
and edge is connected by a kinking area, wherein said inner edge area and the outer edge area are not bent, straight areas
in contact with either a head of the groove or an opposite, but parallel, ground of the groove, said inner and outer edge
areas are both parallel to the head and the ground of the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,090,534

ELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEM FOR A FUEL CELL SYSTEM WITH AN EMBOSSED CONTACTING PLATE

Reinz-Dichtungs-GmbH, Ne...

1. The electrochemical system, comprising:an end plate;
a stack cover plate adjacent to the end plate; and
at least one metallic electrical conductor;
wherein the stack cover plate has an electrically conductive contacting plate adjacent to the end plate and an electrically conductive separator plate half facing away from the end plate, wherein the contacting plate and the separator plate half are connected to each other electrically and fluid-tight;
wherein the metallic electrical conductor extends to an outside of the electrochemical system; and
wherein the metallic electrical conductor and the contacting plate are in one piece or the metallic electrical conductor contacts the contacting plate directly;
wherein the contacting plate and the separator plate half are bonded to each other with a welded connection;
wherein the contacting plate is an embossed part with contacting plate back side deformations and contacting plate front side deformations, said contacting plate back side deformations comprising channels for the conduct of a coolant on a back side of the contacting plate facing the separator plate half, and wherein the inner side of the end plate facing the contacting plate has at least another deformation that is designed so that the at least another deformation receives the contacting plate front side deformations when the end plate and the contacting plate are pressed together.

US Pat. No. 9,897,208

FLAT GASKET

Reinz-Dichtungs-Gmbh, Ne...

1. A flat gasket, comprising:
at least one extended carrier layer with a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a passage opening
for a fluid to pass through the carrier layer,

wherein the first surface has at least one projection unitary with the at least one extended carrier layer, the at least one
projection extending into the passage opening,

wherein the second surface has a least one projection unitary with the at least one extended carrier layer, the at least one
projection extending into the passage opening, and

wherein a functional element is arranged in the passage opening, the functional element selectively retained in the passage
opening by the at least one projection of the first surface and the at least one projection of the second surface, the functional
element comprising a disk with an inner area with a first thickness and an outer area with a second thickness less than the
first thickness, the outer area separated from the inner area by a step.

US Pat. No. 10,088,048

METALLIC FLAT GASKET

Reinz-Dichtungs-GmbH, Ne...

1. A metallic flat gasket with at least one metallic layer and at least one filter element, with the at least one metallic layer comprising at least one passage opening, which is covered by the filter element, with the filter element comprising a mesh material, whereinthe filter element comprises at least one resting section, which extends at least in sections in a first plane, comprising at least one gutter-shaped camber section stretching along, or surrounding, the at least one resting section at least in sections, wherein the at least one gutter-shaped camber section camber to a second plane, and comprising at least one edge section surrounding the at least one resting section and the at least one camber section at least in sections, wherein the at least one edge section extends in a third plane at least in sections, with the second plane being different from the first and third plane.

US Pat. No. 9,938,868

VENTILATION SYSTEM FOR SUPERCHARGED COMBUSTION ENGINES

Reinz-Dichtungs-GmbH, Ne...

1. A ventilation system for a crankcase for the transport of blow-by gases from the crankcase to the intake section of an internal combustion engine with supercharger and a throttle flap, comprising:a ventilation line reaching from the crankcase to the segment of the intake section between the supercharger and the air inlet valve,
an air-oil separator arranged in the ventilation line, and
a return line for the return of oil separated in the air-oil separator via a tank and a tank outlet valve into the crankcase, wherein the tank and the tank outlet valve are located between the air-oil separator and the crankcase,
wherein an actuating element is arranged in or at the tank, said actuating element is charged with the pressure in the intake line behind the supercharger as working pressure and which upon sufficiently high pressure transports the oil present in the tank via the tank outlet valve into the crankcase.

US Pat. No. 10,364,714

DEVICE FOR THE SEPARATION OF OIL DROPLETS AND/OR OIL MIST

Reinz-Dichtungs-GmbH, Ne...

1. A device for the separation of oil droplets and/or oil mist from blow-by gases of a combustion engine with a valve for the control of a gas flow from a pressure side to a suction side of the air-oil separator, where the valve comprises a valve body with at least two or more gas passage openings from the pressure side to the suction side of the valve as well as at least one valve closure for the suction-sided closure of gas passage openings of the valve body,wherein the at least one valve closure comprises resilient two tongues, wherein said tongues are realized in such a way that at least one of the gas passage openings cannot be closed by the resilient tongues, wherein said two tongues either face one another across a longitudinal axis located between two of said gas passage openings of said valve body or extend away from one another from said axis.