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Pendulum-absorber brake

Ford Global Technologies

Pendulum-absorber brake

Double clutch mounting assembly

Schaeffler Technologies Ag & Kg

Double clutch mounting assembly

Double clutch mounting assembly

Nissan Motor

Connecting rod for an engine and method of making thereof


Date/App# patent app List of recent Crank-related patents
08/27/15
20150240943 
 Reduced friction oil control piston rings patent thumbnailReduced friction oil control piston rings
Improved oil control piston rings with reduced friction compared to prior art rings are disclosed for use in liquid lubricated internal combustion engines, gas pumps, and gas compressors. The ring assemblies are interchangeable with conventional oil control rings and offer similar oil control performance.

08/27/15
20150240913 
 Pendulum-absorber brake patent thumbnailPendulum-absorber brake
A crankshaft comprising a cheek, a torsion-absorbing pendulum pivotally coupled to the cheek, and a rotational speed actuated brake to oppose motion of the pendulum relative to the cheek. The brake is configured to provide greater opposition to the motion at lower rotational speeds than at higher rotational speeds..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


08/27/15
20150240884 
 Double clutch mounting assembly patent thumbnailDouble clutch mounting assembly
A double clutch mounting assembly for a motor vehicle drive train is provided. The double clutch mounting assembly includes a double clutch; a damper configured for connecting the double clutch to an engine crankshaft; and a clutch actuator for actuating the double clutch fixed to the double clutch.
Schaeffler Technologies Ag & Co. Kg


08/27/15
20150240864 
 Connecting rod for an engine and  making thereof patent thumbnailConnecting rod for an engine and making thereof
A method to modify the geometry of a connecting rod of an internal combustion engine includes providing a connecting rod having a crankshaft bore at a first end, wherein the first end has a bearing cap and a bottom end portion of the connecting rod, mating the bearing cap with the bottom end portion of the connecting rod to form the crankshaft bore of the connecting rod, machining a width upset portion of the bottom end portion to reduce a width of the bottom end portion of the connecting rod, machining a width upset portion of the bearing cap to reduce a portion of a width of the bearing cap, and reducing the width of the bottom end portion of the connecting rod and the portion of the width of the bearing cap to a width smaller than a cylinder bore of the internal combustion engine.. .
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


08/27/15
20150240798 
 Reciprocating compressor patent thumbnailReciprocating compressor
A reciprocating compressor is disclosed which includes a housing which includes an intake chamber, a discharge chamber, a cylinder, and a crank chamber, the crank chamber having a lower portion formed as an oil storage chamber configured to store lubricant; a piston which is reciprocatively located in the cylinder; a crank shaft which is rotatably arranged in the crank chamber and is coupled to the piston via a connecting rod; a pressure equalization path through which the intake chamber and the crank chamber communicates, the pressure equalization path having an opening end open to the crank chamber; and a partition member which is located between the crank shaft and the opening end of the pressure equalization path. The partition member extends below the crank shaft from one side to the other side of the crank shaft so as to cover at least the lower side of the crank shaft..
Mayekawa Mfg. Co., Ltd.


08/27/15
20150240734 
 Method and system for engine unburned hydrocarbon control patent thumbnailMethod and system for engine unburned hydrocarbon control
Methods and systems are provided for detecting hydrocarbon ingestion into an engine based on the simultaneous monitoring of cylinder imbalance and an elevated exhaust exotherm. Crankshaft acceleration data is monitored during steady-state and transient engine conditions while exhaust temperatures are estimated during non-regeneration conditions.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


08/27/15
20150240711 
 Connecting rod structure of engine patent thumbnailConnecting rod structure of engine
A connecting rod structure includes a connecting rod for coupling a crankshaft to a piston, the connecting rod including a larger end part formed with a shaft insertion hole for the crankshaft, a smaller end part formed with a pin insertion hole for a piston pin which couples the piston to the smaller end part, and a coupling part for coupling the larger end part to the smaller end part; and a dynamic absorber provided to the larger end part for suppressing the piston, the piston pin, and the connecting rod from integrally resonating with respect to the crankshaft. The dynamic absorber includes a fixed part fixed to the larger end part and a supporting part for coupling the fixed part to a mass part and supporting the mass part to be movable in substantially longitudinal directions of the connecting rod with respect to the fixed part..
Mazda Motor Corporation


08/27/15
20150240676 
 Method for mounting an oil sump and arrangement of an oil sump on an assembly formed by a crankcase and a flywheel housing patent thumbnailMethod for mounting an oil sump and arrangement of an oil sump on an assembly formed by a crankcase and a flywheel housing
An oil sump is mounted on an assembly formed by a crankcase and a flywheel housing of an internal combustion engine. The flywheel housing has a first parting plane to the crankcase and to the oil sump.
Man Truck & Bus Ag


08/27/15
20150240674 
 Modular electrically actuated camshaft phaser patent thumbnailModular electrically actuated camshaft phaser
A camshaft phaser for controllably varying the phase relationship between a crankshaft and a camshaft of an internal combustion engine includes a housing connectable to the crankshaft and having a housing bore extending therethrough along an axis. A back cover is attached to one axial end of the housing while a front cover is attached to the other axial end of the housing.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.


08/27/15
20150239451 
 System and  controlling an engine based on a desired turbine power to account for losses in a torque converter patent thumbnailSystem and controlling an engine based on a desired turbine power to account for losses in a torque converter
A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a desired turbine power module and an engine actuator module. The desired turbine power module determines a desired amount of power at a turbine of a torque converter based on an accelerator pedal position and a vehicle speed.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


08/27/15
20150238807 

Elliptical exercise apparatus


An elliptical exercise apparatus includes a main device, a guider frame rotatably connected to the main device via an axis, the guider frame being rotatable relative to the ground and the main device, two crank units respectively rotatably connected to a right side and a left side of the main device, two supporting sets both interconnected between the two crank units and the guider frame, two swing links respectively pivotally connected to two sides of the main device, and two control links both interconnected between the two supporting sets and the two swing links. Under this arrangement, when the elliptical exercise apparatus is folded, one supporting set abuts against the guider frame and one corresponding control link simultaneously, so that when the user moves the elliptical exercise apparatus which is folded, the structure of the elliptical exercise apparatus prevents unwanted motion of the cranks and the supporting sets..
Johnson Health Tech Co., Ltd.


08/27/15
20150238805 

Exercise bike


An exercise bike includes a frame, a driving member, two sun gears, two swing arms, two planet gears, and two cranks. The driving member is assembled to the frame and has a shaft extending from two sides of the frame.
Ventek Fitness Corporation


08/20/15
20150237749 

Retention-extraction device for removable cards in a chassis


A retention-extraction device is provided for a removable card in a chassis. The device includes an actuation rod having a cam slot, the actuation rod configured to provide linear movement along the length of the actuation rod, and an extraction lever operatively connected to a proximal end of the actuation rod and pivotally secured to the chassis.
Juniper Networks, Inc.


08/20/15
20150233361 

Multiplex pump systems and associated methods of use with waterjet systems and other high pressure fluid systems


High pressure pump systems for use with waterjet systems and other systems are described herein. A pump system configured in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a first multi-cylinder pump having a first crankshaft and a second multi-cylinder pump having a second crankshaft.
Omax Corporation


08/20/15
20150233309 

Apparatus for detecting abnormal combustion in a combustion engine


A spark ignition internal combustion engine includes: a compression ratio changing mechanism by which a volume of a combustion chamber varies; a cylinder internal pressure sensor that acquires a pressure signal of a pressure vibration inside a cylinder; and an abnormal combustion detector including a filter that passes the pressure signal, of a set frequency band among the pressure signal, and detecting an occurrence of abnormal combustion based on the pressure signal having passed through the filter. The abnormal combustion detector sets a frequency band of the filter based on a crank angle section in which abnormal combustion occurs and on a mechanical compression ratio..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/20/15
20150233288 

Connecting rod and internal combustion engine


A connecting rod (10) has a pin bearing eye for attaching the connecting rod (10) to a crankshaft, a connecting rod bearing eye (12) for attaching the connecting rod (10) to a piston of a cylinder, and an eccentric adjusting device (13) for adjusting an effective connecting rod length. The eccentric adjusting device (13) has eccentric rods (15, 16) that act on an eccentric lever (14) of the eccentric adjusting device (13).
Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft


08/20/15
20150233269 

Cam shaft phase setter comprising a control valve for hydraulically adjusting the phase position of a cam shaft


A cam shaft phase setter for adjusting the rotational angular position of a cam shaft relative to a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine by means of a hydraulic fluid, the cam shaft phase setter including a stator which can be rotary-driven by the crankshaft; a pressure chamber for the fluid; a rotor which is connected, rotationally fixed, to the cam shaft and coupled to the stator such that torque is transmitted and which can be adjusted in its rotational angle relative to the stator by introducing the fluid into the pressure chamber; a control valve including a valve housing and a valve piston; the valve housing including a housing inlet, an operating port to the pressure chamber and a reservoir port to a reservoir for the fluid and being connected, rotationally fixed, to the cam shaft or being formed by the cam shaft; the valve piston being axially adjustable back and forth in the valve housing between a first position and a second position and including a piston feed which is connected to the housing inlet and is connected to the operating port in the first position of the valve piston and separated from the operating port in the second position of the valve piston; an actuating unit, coupled to the valve piston, for axially adjusting the valve piston; and a feedback through which fluid which flows through the valve housing can be fed back into an engine housing of the internal combustion engine which rotatably mounts the cam shaft; wherein the cam shaft phase setter is configured such that the fluid flowing through the control valve flows back into the engine housing through one or more components of the phase setter which rotate with the cam shaft.. .
Schwäbische Hüttenwerke Automotive Gmbh


08/20/15
20150233268 

Valve train system drive device for an internal combustion engine, and engine incorporating same


In an internal combustion engine having an idle gear that transmits power received from a crankshaft to valve train systems, an idle shaft that rotatably supports the idle gear, and an outer cover that covers a crankcase from a lateral side, a valve train system drive mechanism includes a crankcase-side boss part is formed on a sidewall of the crankcase, which supports one end of the idle shaft. The drive mechanism also includes a case-cover-side boss part that is formed on the outer cover and supports the other end of the idle shaft.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150232085 

Method for initiating and maintaining a substoichiometric operating mode of an internal combustion engine and internal combustion engine for carrying out a this kind


The present disclosure describes systems and methods for recharging a storage catalyst of an internal combustion engine. A method is described, comprising: while operating an engine in a substoichiometric operating mode when the engine is under medium load and responsive to an lnt condition, assisting the engine with an electric machine connected to an engine crankshaft.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


08/20/15
20150231957 

Transmission assembly for a motor vehicle


A transmission assembly for a motor vehicle having a gearbox including a clutch, a clutch-release device, a reversible rotary electric machine provided with a rotor provided with a central opening, and an intermediate shaft between the clutch and the rotor of the electric machine, the shaft supporting the clutch-release device at the front and being inserted in the central opening of the rotor. The transmission assembly includes a dry friction clutch provided with a reaction plate, and comprises, at the front, a damping double flywheel configured such as to be attached to the crankshaft of the heat engine of the vehicle and to form the reaction plate of the dry friction clutch and, at the rear, a torsion damper configured such as to be rotatably connected to the input shaft of the gearbox, the rotor of the electric machine being attached to the torsion damper..
Valeo Equipments Electriques Moteur


08/20/15
20150231924 

Lock ring spreader


A lock ring spreader is capable of being mounted to a lock ring having a first end and a second end. The lock ring spreader comprises a first mount that is mountable to the lock ring near the first end of the lock ring and a second mount that is mountable to the lock ring near the second end of the lock ring.

08/20/15
20150231689 

Apparatus for forming a blank for finish forging for a forged crankshaft


In a forming apparatus, stationary journal dies (10u, 10b) and movable journal dies (11u, 11b) each hold and retain rough journal portions (j′) of a preform blank (4) therebetween, and crank pin dies (12) contacts rough crank pin portions (p′) thereof, and in this state, the movable journal dies (11u, 11b) are moved axially toward the stationary journal dies (10u, 10b) and the crank pin dies (12) are moved in the same axial direction and in an eccentric direction. Rough crank arm portions (a′) are axially compressed to reduce their thickness to that of crank arms of a forged crankshaft, and the rough crank pin portions (p′) are pressed in the eccentric direction to increase eccentricity to that of the crank pins of the forged crankshaft.
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation


08/20/15
20150231580 

Paint maker and mixing device


A mixing and paint-making device and method for making paint are described. Embodiments of the paint-making device include a first and second palette hingedly coupled to a base.
Crayola Llc


08/20/15
20150230512 

Food cleaning device


A cleaning device with built-in removable brushes/bristles of the present invention composes of a lid and bowl; whereas lid is fitted with the bowl; inside the bowl there is a spinning basket with built-in removable bristles, the crank and knob located on top of lid for spinning action. The crank is attached to the middle section of the brushing basket with an extension part.

08/13/15
20150226642 

In-cylinder pressure detection device for internal combustion engine


This invention determines whether or not an internal combustion engine is not performing combustion. If the determined result is that the internal combustion engine is not performing combustion, a maximum in-cylinder pressure pmax during motoring is identified by an in-cylinder pressure sensor, and a crank angle θpmax corresponding to the maximum in-cylinder pressure pmax is detected by a crank angle sensor.
Fujitsu Ten Limited


08/13/15
20150226323 

Continuously variable transmission


Embodiments are directed to a front end accessory drive (fead) and power modulating devices (pmd) which can be used in a fead. In one embodiment, a continuously variable transmission (cvt) is coupled directly to a crankshaft of a prime mover, and the cvt is used to regulate the speed and/or torque delivered to an accessory.
Fallbrook Intellectual Property Company Llc


08/13/15
20150226293 

Treadle-drive eccentric wheel transmission wheel series with periodically varied speed ratio


The present invention is structured by using one or both of an active wheel and a passive wheel being composed of an eccentric transmission wheel and being combined with a synchronous transmission belt for forming an eccentric wheel transmission wheel series, so that in the reciprocal treadle performed by the human's feet, when the feet input forces at different angles from the treadle shafts of the treadles to an active wheel shaft combined on the active wheel through cranks, the active wheel forms different transmission speed ratios relative to the passive wheel according to the treadle angle.. .

08/13/15
20150226171 

Apparatus and starting an engine


An apparatus for starting an engine of a mild hybrid vehicle is disclosed having low and high voltage starting devices and controlled by an electronic controller. The electronic controller is operable to use the high voltage starting device as a motor to crank the engine whenever possible so as to partially discharge a high voltage battery and facilitate the increased use of automatic stopping and starting of the engine..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


08/13/15
20150224984 

Method for powertrain operation


A method for starting and operating an engine of a mild hybrid vehicle following start-up is disclosed for an engine having low and high voltage starting devices, and controlled by an electronic controller. The method comprises using the high voltage starting device as a motor to crank the engine whenever possible so as to partially discharge a high voltage battery.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


08/13/15
20150224874 

Vehicle


An rov includes a body frame, first and second seats each including a seating portion, an engine disposed rearward relative to the seating portions and supported by the body frame, a transmission including a drive shaft and a main shaft configured to rotate by receiving a driving force from a crankshaft, and a transmission case provided as a component separate from the engine and spaced away from the engine and in which the transmission is contained. At least a portion of the transmission case is disposed between the seating portions and above a lower end of the seating portion and a lower end of the seating portion..
Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha


08/13/15
20150224618 

Automatic greasing device for chuck in crankshaft miller


To provide an automatic chuck greasing device in a crankshaft miller capable of ensuring chuck greasing without missing its timing and preventing failure to remove excess grease by wiping. In a crankshaft miller (1) which cuts, using a rotary cutter (7), a workpiece (2) held by a chuck (3), the automatic greasing device includes: a grease supply device (25) for supplying grease to sliding parts inside a chuck (3) including one between a chuck body (3a) and a chuck jaw (3b) in response to a greasing command signal outputted by a greasing command signal output unit (35) which has received a rotary cutter replacement command signal as a trigger signal from a rotary cutter replacement command signal output unit (33); and a notification means (30a, 30b) for notifying that a cutter (7) needs replacement in response to a notification command signal outputted by a notification command signal output unit (36) which has received the rotary cutter replacement command signal as the trigger signal from a rotary cutter replacement command signal output unit (33)..
Komatsu Ntc Ltd.


08/06/15
20150219374 

Reciprocating refrigeration compressor wrist pin retention


A compressor (20) has a case (22) and a crankshaft (38). The case has a number of cylinders (30 32).
Carrier Corporation


08/06/15
20150219184 

Pendulum crank cycloid insert for pendulum crankshaft having integral carrier


A pendulum crankshaft for an internal combustion engine includes a pendulum crankshaft having pendulum crank cycloid inserts. The inserts may thus be formed from high graded hardened steel while the crankshaft may be formed from conventional iron.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


08/06/15
20150219181 

Piston structure for engine


An engine piston structure includes: a piston (1); a connecting rod (10) having a small end part (10a) coupled to the piston (1), and having a large end part (10b) coupled to a crankshaft; a piston pin (2) through which the piston (1) and the small end part (10a) of the connecting rod (10) are coupled together and which has a hollow cross section; and at least one dynamic vibration absorber (20) provided inside the piston pin (2) to reduce resonance of the piston (1), the piston pin (2), and the small end part (10a) of the connecting rod (10) in combination with respect to the large end part (10b) of the connecting rod (10) during a combustion stroke.. .
Mazda Motor Corporation


08/06/15
20150219083 

Vehicle air compressor a heavy vehicle air braking system


A vehicle air compressor apparatus is provided for a heavy vehicle air braking system. The apparatus comprises a crankcase, and a cylinder head disposed on the crankcase.
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems Llc


08/06/15
20150219060 

Automatic engine stopping/restarting device, and automatic engine stopping/restarting method


In order to provide an engine automatic stop and restart apparatus capable of realizing excellent startability, and preventing an excessive load from being imposed on a starter (30) and a power transmission system, a starter drive inhibition determination section (12) inhibits, in a case where an engine restart condition is satisfied, when a backward rotation of an engine (20) is detected based on a crank angle of a crankshaft of the engine (20) detected by a crank angle sensor (1) for detecting the crank angle, a drive of the starter (30) configured to crank the crankshaft so as to restart the engine (20), and releases, when a stop of the engine (20) is detected, the drive inhibition of the starter (30).. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


08/06/15
20150219058 

Control device of vehicle and control vehicle


A control device of a vehicle includes: a first gear connected to a crankshaft of an engine; a second gear capable of engaging the first gear; an actuator configure to move the second gear up to a position where the second gear engages the first gear; a motor configured to cause the second gear to rotate; and a controller configured to, when the engine is cranked by driving of the motor in response to elapsing of a predefined period after the actuator is actuated in response to a startup request signal of the engine, adjust a length of the predefined period on the basis of an operating state of a driver and a state of the vehicle at the time of reception of the startup request signal.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/06/15
20150219026 

In-cylinder pressure detection device for internal combustion engine


This invention determines whether or not an internal combustion engine is performing combustion, and if the determined result is that the engine is not performing combustion, it is determined whether or not the engine revolution speed is greater than a predetermined revolution speed neth. If it is found that the relation that the revolution speed>predetermined revolution speed neth holds, an in-cylinder maximum pressure value pmax during motoring is identified by an in-cylinder pressure sensor 34, a crank angle θpmax corresponding to the relevant pmax is detected by a crank angle sensor 42, and the crank angle is corrected so that θpmax becomes tdc.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/06/15
20150219021 

Timing drive of an internal combustion engine


A timing drive is disclosed for coupling the crankshaft to the first camshaft of an internal combustion engine. The timing drive includes a first mechanical transmission coupling the engine crankshaft to an intermediate shaft located in a cylinder block, and a second mechanical transmission coupling the intermediate shaft to the first camshaft.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


08/06/15
20150219007 

Piston and cylinder for two-stroke engine


A two-stroke internal combustion engine includes at least one gaseous communication charge passage between a crankcase chamber and a combustion chamber of the engine and a piston to open and close the top end of the transfer passage. The air inlet port to the transfer passage for stratified scavenging is opened and closed by the piston that has passages and cutouts.

08/06/15
20150218981 

System and reducing friction


Systems and methods are described for reducing friction within a transmission and an internal combustion engine including a pcv system. A gaseous fuel source is fluidly coupled to the transmission via a flow control valve and the transmission, in turn, is fluidly coupled to an air inflow line of the pcv system.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


08/06/15
20150218975 

Camshaft phaser


A camshaft phaser is provided for varying the phase relationship between a crankshaft and a camshaft in an engine. The camshaft phaser includes a stator having lobes.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.


08/06/15
20150218687 

Cylinder liner and producing same


The invention relates to a method for producing a thermally sprayed, thin-walled cylinder liner for insertion into a cylinder crankcase and to a cylinder liner produced with said method.. .
Federal-mogul Burscheid Gmbh


08/06/15
20150217833 

Bicycle with electric motor assist


A bicycle comprising a front wheel and a rear wheel supporting a frame. A bottom bracket of the frame defines a first axis, a second axis and a third axis.
Taichung Trading, Llc Dba 3g Bikes


08/06/15
20150217832 

Bicycle


A bicycle includes: a frame that supports a front wheel and a rear wheel; a pair of up-and-down links that are respectively provided on a right side and a left side of the frame in a front view; a pair of pedals that are respectively supported by the pair of up-and-down links; and a drive unit that drives the rear wheel. A front end of each of the pair of up-and-down links is pivotally attached to the frame, and a rear end of each of the pair of up-and-down links is respectively connected to each of the pair of pedals.
Katayama Kogyo Co., Ltd.


08/06/15
20150217761 

Engine autostart source selection


A vehicle includes an engine, a transmission, and an electrical system. The electrical system has an auxiliary starter motor connected to a crankshaft of the engine, a high-voltage motor generator unit (mgu) connected to the crankshaft, and a controller.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


08/06/15
20150217436 

Driving tool


A driving tool, such as a nailer, includes a compression piston slidably disposed within a compression cylinder. An electric motor and a crank mechanism reciprocally drive the compression piston within the compression cylinder, and a sensor directly or indirectly detects the position of the compression piston.
Makita Corporation


08/06/15
20150217429 

Crimping pliers


The inventive crimping pliers (1) comprise a toggle lever drive (6). The toggle lever drive (6) is built with an elastic pressure lever (18).

08/06/15
20150217202 

Walking toy and walking toy set


A walking toy includes a body on which gravity center position adjusting members and paired legs are supported to be able to swing in a forward/backward direction, and a gearbox which has a crank mechanism for forcibly swinging the paired legs alternately forward and backward in a forcible swinging direction and which is mounted in the body. Each of the paired legs has a bottom which is configured to be in contact with a floor surface and which is formed into a curved face curved in the forcible swinging direction.
Md Works Company Limited


08/06/15
20150217157 

Exercise assemblies having foot pedal members that are movable along user defined paths


An exercise assembly comprises a frame and elongated foot pedal members that are each movable along user-defined paths of differing dimensions. Each foot pedal member has a front portion and a rear portion.
Brunswick Corporation


08/06/15
20150216102 

Aerator with variable delay of coring head


An aerator with variable delay of the coring head includes a lift/lower control on an aerator control panel that raises and lowers a coring head and starts or discontinues rotation of a coring head crankshaft that reciprocates a plurality of coring tines. A delay timer provides a variable time period between starting to raise or lower the coring head and the rotation of the crankshaft.
Deere & Company


07/30/15
20150214862 

Dielectric elastomer powered boat and electricity generator and associated method


A system is disclosed in which ocean wave power compresses smart electro-active polymers (eap) material. Dielectric elastomers (de) convert ocean wave power pressure into electrical current.

07/30/15
20150211611 

Crank-less motion converter


The invention is a crank-less motion converter to convert bidirectional rotary motion from a pendulum type engine to unidirectional rotary motion having good mechanical advantage throughout the power strokes. It uses two hypocycloid or cardan style planetary gear sets.

07/30/15
20150211470 

Cold-crank event management


Systems and methods for managing cold-crank events. In an embodiment, a method may include detecting a cold-crank event and setting a switching circuit to a non-conductive state, where the switching circuit is configured to couple a first regulator to a memory circuit such that setting the switching circuit to the non-conductive state de-couples the memory circuit from the first regulator.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


07/30/15
20150211469 

Method and apparatus to evaluate a starter motor for an internal combustion engine


A method for monitoring the starter motor includes determining starter motor resistance associated with an engine starting event and determining a back-emf for the starter motor based upon the starter motor resistance. A state of health of the starter motor corresponding to the back-emf of the starter motor and engine cranking time is determined.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


07/30/15
20150211465 

Starter system and method


A method for controlling an engine starter system including a starter capable of being controlled by an electronic control unit and having an electric motor and a pinion coupled together for transferring rotational torque from the motor to the pinion when the motor is activated; controlling activation of the motor with an electronic control unit output motor signal in response to an engine speed input signal; determining the pinion speed in an open loop manner based solely on the time since activation of the motor and the voltage applied to the motor; and selectively moving the pinion between a retracted state and an extended state in response to an electronic control unit output pinion signal, whereby the starter is capable of selectively engaging an engine for cranking the engine. Also, a starter system that facilitates this method..
Remy Technologies, Llc


07/30/15
20150211463 

Diesel engine


This diesel engine is provided with pistons which slide, moving to and from the cylinder head, and which converts the sliding motion of the pistons into rotational motion of a crankshaft. This diesel engine is further provided with a supply pump which is driven by rotation of the crankshaft, a rail which stores fuel pumped from the supply pump, and injectors which inject the fuel supplied from the rail into the combustion chambers formed in the pistons, wherein the rail and the injectors are fixed to the cylinder head..
Ihi Shibaura Machinery Corporation


07/30/15
20150211430 

Method for adjusting an injection behavior of injectors in an internal combustion engine, engine control unit and system for adjusting an injection behavior


The invention relates to a method for adjusting an injection behavior of injectors in an internal combustion engine, including the following steps: switching off an injector; detecting a crank angle signal of the internal combustion engine; transforming the crank angle signal into the frequency range by way of a discrete fourier transformation; detecting and storing a quantity of the harmonic of the 0.5th order of the fourier transform of the crank angle signal, and assigning the quantity to the switched-off injector; switching on the switched-off injector; performing the previous steps sequentially for all injectors of the internal combustion engine; forming an average value of the stored quantities with respect to all injectors, and correcting the control of the injectors using a deviation from the average value of a quantity associated with an injector that is to be corrected.. .
Mtu Friedrichshafen Gmbh


07/30/15
20150211425 

Method for failure detection of injectors in an internal combustion engine, control unit and system for carrying out a method


The invention relates to a method for detecting the failure of injectors in an internal combustion engine, comprising the following steps: measuring a crank angle signal; transforming the crank angle signal into the frequency range by means of a discrete fourier transformation; switching off each injector once and in a sequential manner; detecting and storing an angle of the harmonic of the 0.5th order of the fourier-transformed crank angle signal for each switched-off injector once and in a sequential manner; continuous detection and storage of an angle and an amount of the harmonic of the 0.5th order of the fourier-transformed crank angle signal; continuous comparison of the continuously detected amount with a predetermined threshold value, and determining a failure of the injector when the amount exceeds the predetermined threshold value; comparing the continuously detected angle with the angles stored for each switched-off injector when a failure of the injector is detected, and identifying the failed injector with an injector, for which a matching, stored angle is found.. .
Mtu Friedrichshafen Gmbh


07/30/15
20150211424 

Control device and control internal combustion engine


A control device for an internal combustion engine includes an intake-side variable valve timing mechanism and a controller. The intake-side variable valve timing mechanism is configured to continuously advance or retard a phase of a cam that actuates an intake valve.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/30/15
20150211415 

Improvement to a two-stroke engine with v alv e effect


An improvement to a two-stroke engine with valve effect wherein the cylinder (10) is shifted forward with respect to the direction of rotation of the crankshaft (60) such that, in the expansion phase, the connecting rod (50) reduces the angle of action on the crankshaft (60), minimizing friction of the piston (40) against the cylinder (10) and increasing the “useful angle of rotation of the crankshaft (60)” with respect to the same stroke of the piston (40), sealing efficiently the exhaust port (11), preventing loss of gases, improving pre-compression, and reducing a compression leak.. .

07/30/15
20150211411 

Vehicle having a cooling system for cooling an engine and a generator


A vehicle includes: an engine including an air cylinder, a piston, a crankshaft unit, a balancing shaft unit, and an engine cooling passage; a power generating system including a generator and a generator cooling passage; and a cooling system that includes a mechanical water pump driven by the crankshaft unit, a first heat exchanger in fluid communication with the mechanical water pump and the engine cooling passage to constitute a first cooling circuit, an electrically controlled water pump, a second heat exchanger in fluid communication with the electrically controlled water pump and the generator cooling passage to constitute a second cooling circuit, and a controlling unit for controlling operation of the electrically controlled water pump.. .
Kwang Yang Motor Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150211391 

Camshaft phaser


A camshaft phaser, including a stator (1) that can be driven via a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine, and a rotor (2) that can be non-rotatably joined to a camshaft of the internal combustion engine, and a torsion spring (5) that has helical windings and that acts between the rotor (2) and the stator (1) and whose first radially inner end (7) is directly or indirectly joined to the rotor (2), and whose second radially outer end (8) is directly or indirectly joined to the stator (1), whereby a central, axially protruding pipe section (19) associated with the rotor (2) is provided, and the first end (7) of the torsion spring (5) is non-rotatably affixed with a positive fit to the pipe section (19).. .
Schaeffler Technologies Ag & Co. Kg


07/30/15
20150211390 

Camshaft adjuster


A camshaft adjuster having a pot-like stator drivable by a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine; and a rotor rotationally fixedly connected to a camshaft of the internal combustion engine; having an outer ring and an inner ring arranged concentrically with respect to the outer ring; and radially oriented webs connecting the outer ring and the inner ring to each other, which subdivide the annular space formed between the outer ring and the inner ring into working chambers, wherein the working chambers are subdivided into oppositely acting pressure chambers by stator webs connected to the stator and projecting laterally into the working chambers; and the rotor is mounted by the outer ring in the radial direction on a cylindrical wall of the pot-like stator, wherein at least one depression forming a pocket to receive hydraulic oil is provided on the radial outer side of the outer ring and/or on the radial inner side of the cylindrical wall of the pot-like stator.. .
Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg


07/30/15
20150211389 

Camshaft adjuster


A camshaft adjuster having a stator drivable by a crankshaft, and a rotor which can be rotationally fixedly connected to a camshaft and having a plurality of vanes projecting radially outward from a radially inner ring, and a torsion spring acting between the rotor and the stator and having spiral turns, which is connected to the rotor by a first radially inner spring end, and to the stator by a second radially outer spring end, and arranged at an axial end of the rotor and of the stator and is secured by a securing part covering the turns laterally toward the outer side, wherein on the rotor, in a radially inner section of the vanes axially projecting pins are provided, arranged on a radially inner section of the rotor and, on the radially inner side of the innermost turn, projecting through the torsion spring.. .
Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg


07/30/15
20150211369 

Engine capable of reduing noise


An engine includes an air cylinder system, a driving system including a piston and a crankshaft, a power generating system and a cooling system. The power generating system is disposed on a side of the driving system and includes a generator and a counterweight.
Kwang Yang Motor Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150211209 

Engine unit


An engine unit mounted to a vehicle frame, the engine unit includes: an engine; an engine support mechanism to be coupled to the vehicle frame, with at least one vibration absorbing mechanism disposed on each of both sides of the engine in an orthogonal direction to a crankshaft of the engine, to support the engine; an aftertreatment device to purify exhaust gas emitted from the engine; a base bracket provided to the engine support mechanism; and an upper bracket detachably fixed and mounted to the base bracket, the upper bracket supporting the aftertreatment device.. .
Komatsu Ltd.


07/30/15
20150211083 

Method and system for laser hardening of a surface of a workpiece


Method of laser hardening of a surface area of a workpiece, such as a surface of a journal of a crankshaft, comprising: generating a relative movement between the surface of the workpiece and a laser source to allow a laser spot to subsequently be projected onto different portions of said surface area, and during said relative movement, repetitively scanning the laser beam (2) so as to produce a two-dimensional equivalent effective laser spot (5) on said surface area. The energy distribution of the effective laser spot is adapted so that it is different in a more heat sensitive subarea, such as in an area adjacent to an oil lubrication opening, than in a less heat sensitive subarea, so as to prevent overheating of said more heat sensitive subarea..
Etxe-tar, S.a.


07/30/15
20150210349 

Drive assembly of an electric bicycle


A drive assembly of an electric bicycle is disclosed. A shell tube of an electric bicycle is transfixed with a crank shaft sheathed with an outer shaft set.

07/30/15
20150210346 

Arm actuated brake lever for quadriplegic


The invention relates to an arm actuated lever for a multiwheeled cycle. In the preferred embodiment, the invention is a braking system including a braking means associated with one or more of the wheels of the cycle and a brake lever for the purpose of engaging the braking means which is attached to the hand pedal of the bike in a manner that permits the brake lever to be engaged by the operator's wrist or forearm for use by quadriplegics.

07/30/15
20150209638 

Curling broom incorporating a motor


A motorized broom that may be used in the game of curling is provided. The broom comprises a moveable synthetic fabric brush head that can provide a sweeping motion consistent with the regulatory requirements governing the game of curling.

07/30/15
20150208586 

Baler plunger-position sensor assembly and method


A sensor assembly and method is described for determining the position of a reciprocating plunger of a baler. A first sensor may detect at least one location of a crank arm driving the plunger as the crank arm rotates.
Deere & Company


07/23/15
20150204451 

Directional control valve for fluid and device for in-situ reconstitution and administering


A directional control valve for fluid comprising an axial chamber connected to first and second radial inlet/outlet ports and to a radial outlet port for administering said solution, a rotary crank pin housed in said chamber and through which there pass connecting ducts which are connected to axial third and fourth inlet/outlet ports intended to be connected to said second reservoir, said connecting ducts being designed to connect said first, second, third, fourth inlet/outlet ports and said administering port selectively and fluidically according to the angular position of said crank pin with respect to said body.. .
Eveon


07/23/15
20150204398 

Dual-directions braking disc brake, braking mechanism and application thereof


A dual-directions braking method of a disc brake, a braking mechanism and applications thereof are applied in fields of automobiles, trains and aircrafts. The dual-directions braking mechanism includes a crankshaft having three concentric sections and two eccentric sections, two friction discs, a friction disc ring and at least a pair of brake calipers and friction pads, wherein the two eccentric sections are respectively provided between each neighboring two of the three concentric sections and mutually disposed at 180°; the two friction discs are respectively provided on the two eccentric sections; the friction disc ring is provided on the main section between the two eccentric sections.

07/23/15
20150204377 

Crank-drive with bearings having micro -ramp structures of asymmetric form


The present invention relates to a crank-drive with a crank-shaft, at least one connecting rod and at least one piston, in particular a crank-drive of an internal combustion engine, whereas the crank-shaft features at least one radial bearing (13) for supporting the crank-shaft in a crank-housing, at least one radial bearing for connecting the connecting rod to the crank-shaft, and the connection of the connecting rod to the piston features at least one radial bearing and whereas the bearings feature a bearing inner surface and/or a bearing outer surface. According to the invention in at least one of the bearing surfaces are arranged micro-ramp structures with an asymmetric form having a first concave section between the bearing surface and a bottom point of the micro-ramp structure and a second concave section between the bottom point and the bearing surface, whereas between the micro-ramp structures are arranged sections of the bearing surface..
Thyssenkrupp Metalurgica Campo Limpo Ltda.


07/23/15
20150204265 

Method for operating an internal combustion engine having intake manifold


In an internal combustion engine having manifold injection, each cylinder is assigned at least one first injection device and one second injection device. The first injection device is at least intermittently actuated at a different crank angle than the second injection device..
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/23/15
20150204236 

Connecting rod and internal combustion engine


A connecting rod (10) has a big end bearing eye (11) for connection to a crankshaft, a small end bearing eye (12) for connection to a piston of a cylinder, and an eccentric adjustment device (13) for adjusting an effective connecting rod length. The eccentric adjustment device (13) has an eccentric (36) that interacts with an eccentric lever (14), and eccentric rods (15, 16) that the eccentric lever (14).
Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft


07/23/15
20150204235 

Rotary valve internal combustion engine


A rotary valve internal combustion engine has a piston (1) connected to a crankshaft (3) and reciprocatable in a cylinder (2), a combustion chamber 4 being defined in part by the piston. The engine has a rotary valve (5) rotatable with a close sliding fit in a valve housing (8) fixed relative to the cylinder (2), the rotary valve having a valve body containing a volume (9) defining, in part, the combustion chamber 4 and further having in a wall part (11) thereof a port (1)2 giving, during rotation of the valve, fluid communication successively to and from the combustion chamber via inlet and exhaust ports (13), (14) in the valve housing.
Rcv Engines Limited


07/23/15
20150203171 

Bicycle pedal mechanism


A pedal assembly mountable on a bicycle crank arm associated with a bicycle drive assembly; the pedal assembly comprising: a pedal which is operably connected to a retaining member; the retaining member including a first end and a second end and on one side a spigot which engages the crank arm to enable support of the pedal assembly by the crank arm; the pedal including a first connection which engages the first end of the retaining member and a—second connection which engages the second end of the retaining member, wherein the first and second connections allow the pedal to move relative to the retaining arm during rotation of the crank arm.. .

07/23/15
20150203094 

Electric vehicle


An electric vehicle may include at least one motor configured to transmit a drive output. A motor-generator unit may be configured to supply the at least one motor with electrical power.
Mahle International Gmbh


07/23/15
20150203059 

Electronic device, mobile terminal connection control method, and power control program


A power control program (mobile terminal connection program) 300 is configured to include a mobile terminal connection unit 302 which connects a plurality of mobile terminals 20 and enables charging of power supplied from a battery, a usage state monitoring unit 304 which monitors usage states of the connected mobile terminals 20, a cranking detection unit 306 which detects cranking based on the voltage supplied from the battery, and a control unit 308 which controls power supply of the mobile terminal connection unit 302 based on monitoring information of the usage state monitoring unit 304 when the cranking is detected.. .
Alpine Electronics, Inc.


07/23/15
20150202488 

Elliptical exercise machine


An elliptical exercise machine includes a frame, an impedance unit, two linkage units and a stride-adjusting unit. The impedance unit includes a flywheel supported on the frame and two cranks connected to the flywheel.
Dk City Corporation


07/16/15
20150198257 

Variable suction device for an a/c compressor to improve nvh by varying the suction inlet flow area


A variable displacement compressor for an air conditioning system includes a suction throttle valve. The suction throttle valve includes a housing with a cavity formed therein.
Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp.


07/16/15
20150198220 

Engine system having torsional coupling with thin web flywheel


An engine system includes an internal combustion engine, a driven unit, and a torsional coupling between a crankshaft of the engine and a driveshaft of the driven unit. The torsional coupling includes a driven-side disc coupled to the driveshaft, and a flywheel having an engine-side disc coupled to the crankshaft.
Electro-motive Diesel, Inc.


07/16/15
20150198192 

Fixing device for crank sensor


A device for crank sensor includes a main body, a screw member, and an expanding member. Therein, the main body has a sensing end and a screw end, with a sensed member disposed on the sensing end and a screw hole disposed on the screw end.

07/16/15
20150198068 

Direct timing system for internal combustion engine


The object of this invention is to simplify the timing system of all types of internal combustion engine. The system eliminates existing conventional timing trains.

07/16/15
20150197127 

Actuation of trailer jacks


Apparatus for actuating a trailer jack having a carrier shaft or drive shaft with an exposed end portion includes an adapter that is connectable to the end portion of the carrier shaft or drive shaft in driving relationship and a drive member that is connectable to the adapter in driving relationship. A driving member such as a drill chuck of an electric drill can be connected to the drive member.

07/16/15
20150196881 

Top stirring implement for natural peanut butter


A lid-mounted stirring implement provides an external crank handle which drives the rotation of a central internal pin, which supports one or more distal stirring elements. By turning the handle, the user may stir and temporarily homogenize the nut butter or other contained product, while keeping the container sealed and unable to leak..

07/16/15
20150196163 

Adjustable fire pit grill


An adjustable fire pit grill device that includes an elongated central post having a first end secured within the ground in a fire pit, and a second end that extends out of the fire pit such that the central post is in a vertical orientation. The central post includes one or more channels that extend along the length of the central post.

07/09/15
20150194275 

Novel on-off transmission device for high voltage electric switch


The present invention provides a novel on-off transmission device for high voltage electric switch, comprising conducting rod and switch actuating device to actuate the reciprocating motion of the conducting rod, wherein an insulation layer is coated on the circumferential wall of the conducting rod. The present invention designs the conducting rod to be covered outside by a solid insulation layer, between the outlet terminals at both sides; one end of the insulated conducting rod is directly connected to the moving contact of the breaking element, while the other end thereof connected to the outlet terminal via a sliding conducting assembly with a slide (a flexible connection with conducting wire connected can also be used).
Xuchang Yongxin Electric Corporation Limited


07/09/15
20150192483 

Torque measuring device for electromotive chainless bicycles


A torque measuring device for an electromotive chainless bicycle is provided. The bicycle comprises a power transfer shaft between the crank device and a passive gear of a hub of a rear wheel, a motor for providing auxiliary power, and a torque measuring device for measuring output torque of the motor.

07/09/15
20150192117 

Well service pump system


A well service pump system supplies high pressure working fluid to a well. The pump system is a linear design which incorporates a diesel engine, a hydraulic drive gear box, open loop hydraulic pumps, hydraulic ram cylinders, controls for the hydraulic system hydraulic cylinders, working fluid end cylinders and a coupling to connect the hydraulic cylinders and the working fluid ends.

07/09/15
20150192090 

Boot seal for variable compression ratio engine


Provided is a boot seal for a variable compression ratio engine having an inner layer free from tears or creases. The boot seal comprises a boot body having a cylinder-attaching part, a crankcase-attaching part and a connecting part for connecting these parts, and a rigid plate disposed in at least one of the cylinder-attaching part and the crankcase-attaching part and having a through hole.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/09/15
20150192089 

Piston pin unload for oil film renewal


In a reciprocating engine piston, added equipment to renew the piston pin's oil film once per crankshaft rotation. The equipment is located between the connecting rod's small end and the underside of the piston crown.



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