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Apparatus and method for hold open feature in a latch

Apparatus and method for hold open feature in a latch

Hand-held work implement

Andreas Stihl Ag & Kg

Hand-held work implement

Hand-held work implement

Magtricity

Electro-magnetic engine with pivoting piston head

Date/App# patent app List of recent Crank-related patents
01/29/15
20150032360
 Monitoring of transmission-to-engine speed requests patent thumbnailnew patent Monitoring of transmission-to-engine speed requests
A vehicle includes an engine having a crankshaft which rotates at an engine speed, a transmission having a rotatable input member, a transmission control module (tc), and an engine control module (ecm) in communication with the tcm. The tcm is programmed to execute a transmission-to-engine speed monitoring and control method which includes transmitting an engine speed request to the ecm which requests a positive increase in the engine speed, and terminating the request when the request is active for more than a first calibrated timeout duration.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
01/29/15
20150032345
 Feed-forward engine idle speed control patent thumbnailnew patent Feed-forward engine idle speed control
A vehicle includes an engine, transmission, engine control module (ecm), and transmission control module (tcm). The transmission includes an input member and an input clutch which selectively connects a crankshaft of the engine to the input member.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
01/29/15
20150028700
 Electro-magnetic engine with pivoting piston head patent thumbnailnew patent Electro-magnetic engine with pivoting piston head
An electromagnetic engine including a plurality of pistons and a plurality of corresponding electromagnets. The pistons are each connected to a crankshaft and fabricated of a ferrous material.
Magtricity, Llc
01/29/15
20150028603
 Apparatus and  hold open feature in a latch patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and hold open feature in a latch
A latch is disclosed herein. The latch having: a fork bolt movably mounted to the latch for movement between an open position and a closed position; a detent lever movably mounted to the latch for movement between a latched position and a released position, wherein the detent lever prevents the fork bolt from moving from the closed position to the open position when the detent lever is in the latched position; a bellcrank lever movably mounted to the latch for movement between a first position and a second position, wherein the bellcrank lever moves the detent lever from the latched position to the released position as the bellcrank lever moves from the first position to the second position; and a hold open feature movably mounted to the latch for movement between a first position and a second position, wherein the hold open feature is configured to engage and retain the bellcrank lever in the second position when the hold open feature is in the first position and wherein the hold open feature allows the bell crank lever to travel from the second position to the first position when the hold open feature is in the second position..
01/29/15
20150027844
 Crankshaft isolating decoupler patent thumbnailnew patent Crankshaft isolating decoupler
An isolating decoupler comprising a hub for connection to a driving shaft, a pulley journalled to the hub, the pulley having a belt engaging surface, a spring engaged between the hub and a spring carrier, the spring radially expandable in a loading direction, a one-way clutch spring disposed radially inward of the spring engaged with the spring carrier and frictionally engagable with the pulley in a loading direction that is opposite the loading direction of the spring, the one-way clutch spring engagable with the hub whereby the frictional engagement of the one-way clutch spring with the pulley can be progressively released in an unloading direction, and an inertial member engaged with the hub through a damping member.. .
Gates Corporation
01/29/15
20150027422
 Crankcase ventilation inside-out flow rotating coalescer patent thumbnailnew patent Crankcase ventilation inside-out flow rotating coalescer
An internal combustion engine crankcase ventilation rotating coalescer includes an annual rotating coalescing filter element, an inlet port supplying blow by gas from the crankcase to the hollow interior of the annular rotating coalescing filter element, and an outlet port delivering clean separated, air from the exterior of the rotating element. The direction of flow by gas inside-out, radially, outwardly from the hollow interior to the exterior..
Cummins Filtration Ip, Inc.
01/29/15
20150027397
 Rolling bearing and internal combustion engine equipped with such a rolling bearing patent thumbnailnew patent Rolling bearing and internal combustion engine equipped with such a rolling bearing
The invention relates to a rolling bearing provided with at least one row of rolling elements disposed between an inner raceway and an outer raceway. At least one of the raceways is coated with a tungsten sulphide (ws2) coating.
Aktiebolaget Skf
01/29/15
20150027272
 Crankshaft structure patent thumbnailnew patent Crankshaft structure
A crankshaft structure includes a crank pin section, a crank journal section, and a counter weight section arranged between the crank pin section and the crank journal section in a direction of a crankshaft. A crank arm section connecting the crank pin section and the crank journal section is formed with each of lateral edge portions extending substantially along a circumscribed tangential line connecting a base of the crank pin section and a base of the crank journal section when viewed in the direction of the crankshaft.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
01/29/15
20150027116
 Volume-controlled four-stroke reciprocating internal combustion engine and  operating the four-stroke reciprocating internal combustion engine patent thumbnailnew patent Volume-controlled four-stroke reciprocating internal combustion engine and operating the four-stroke reciprocating internal combustion engine
The invention relates to a volume-controlled four-stroke reciprocating internal combustion engine comprising a first cylinder, in which a first piston that is operationally connected to a crankshaft via a first connecting rod, is arranged so as to be displaceable in a reciprocating motion, and at least one second cylinder, in which a second piston that is operationally connected to the crankshaft via a second connecting rod is arranged so as to be displaceable in a reciprocating motion. The engine further includes a fresh air tract for the second cylinder, in which an expansion/compression machine is arranged in the direction of flow of fresh air before a gas exchange inlet valve of the second cylinder, wherein the expansion/compression machine is the first cylinder.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
01/29/15
20150026988
 Hand-held work implement patent thumbnailnew patent Hand-held work implement
A hand-held work implement comprises a housing, at least one tool and a combustion engine for driving the tool. The combustion engine has a cylinder and has a piston which drives a crankshaft in rotation about an axis of rotation.
Andreas Stihl Ag & Co. Kg
01/29/15
20150026882
new patent

Patient repositioning system with hand crank capability


A patient repositioning system for pulling a patient toward a head end of a bed includes a sheet, a mattress, and a housing which contains at least a part of a drive mechanism for operatively coupling to and pulling the sheet. The housing resides below a head end piece of the mattress, and is secured to the bed deck.
Hillenbrand Management Company Llc
01/22/15
20150025836

Rough road determination device


A rough road determination device (100) is mounted on a vehicle (1) that is equipped with an internal combustion engine (10) having a crank angle sensor (31). This rough road determination device is equipped with determination means (20) for determining whether or not a road on which the vehicle travels is a rough road, by comparing a first amplitude fluctuation amount as an amplitude fluctuation amount of one pulse of an output of the crank angle sensor, which is determined in advance on the basis of a rotational speed of the internal combustion engine, with a second amplitude fluctuation amount as an amplitude fluctuation amount of one pulse that is actually output from the crank angle sensor..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
01/22/15
20150025779

Control internal combustion engine


When a stop position of a piston resulting from the automatic stop is in a range that is on an advance side of a threshold in terms of crank angle, fuel injection is performed at beginning of the automatic restart-up in the cylinder that is in the intake stroke and an ignition is performed in a subsequent initial compression stroke in the same cylinder. When the stop position of the piston resulting is in a range that is on a retard side of the threshold in terms of crank angle, initial fuel injection is performed in the cylinder that next enters an intake stroke among the cylinders of the internal combustion engine after the beginning of automatic restart-up and initial ignition is performed in a subsequent compression stroke in the same cylinder.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
01/22/15
20150024887

Hydraulic timing chain tensioner and timing chain system


The present invention relates to a timing chain system including a hydraulic pressure timing chain tensioner autonomously controlling a hydraulic pressure for maintaining tension of a timing chain to effectively operate. The system may include: a crankshaft sprocket; a camshaft sprocket controlling exhaust or intake timing of the engine; a timing chain operably connecting the crankshaft and camshaft sprockets; a chain guide for the timing chain; a chain tensioner pushing the chain guide inward; and an oil supply unit for the chain tensioner.
Kia Motors Corporation
01/22/15
20150024885

Noise damping arrangement for a combustion engine component assembly


A combustion engine component comprises an assembly of a belt pulley for driving auxiliary engine equipment and a torsional vibration damper. The assembly is adapted to be fixed on an engine crankshaft, wherein the belt pulley is of a so called decoupling type, arranged to be able to change its rotational angle relative to the crankshaft and the torsional vibration damper.
Volvo Car Corporation
01/22/15
20150024610

Brush block for a slipring


A brush block for a slip ring assembly consists of a spring wire that is mechanically supported by two bores of a printed circuit board and continues into two contact springs. Furthermore, the spring wire comprises a solder joint for electrically contacting the printed circuit board.
Schleifring Und Apparatebau Gmbh
01/22/15
20150023810

Double-headed piston type swash plate compressor


A double-headed piston type swash plate compressor includes first and second cylinder blocks, a rotation shaft, a double-headed piston, a crank chamber, a drive force transmission member, a swash plate, a movable body, a control pressure chamber, and a support. The control pressure chamber is defined by the movable body in the housing.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
01/22/15
20150023695

Developing apparatus having pushing unit and image forming apparatus having the same


A developing apparatus includes a developing unit having a developing member, a photosensitive unit hinge-connected to the developing unit and having an image carrier, and a pushing unit disposed below the photosensitive unit and configured to selectively push a lower portion of the developing unit, wherein the pushing unit includes a pushing member disposed to move linearly in a base and having an end configured to be in contact with the lower portion of the developing unit, a link member having a first end connected to the pushing member, a crank arm rotatably connected to a second end of the link member, an elastic member disposed on the link member and that elastically supports the pushing member, and a rotation shaft rotatably disposed in the base and connected to the crank arm.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150023123

Apparatus and mixing materials


A portable mixing apparatus is adapted for mixing materials in a wheelbarrow or other container and is removably attached to a mixer support stand using at least one pivot point. The portable mixer includes a drive mechanism and a mixing body where the mixing body is repositionable in three dimensions, allowing for maximum flexibility in positioning the mixing body within the interior space of the wheelbarrow.
01/22/15
20150023033

Luminous pedal structure for a bicycle


A luminous pedal structure for a bicycle is mounted on a crank of a bicycle and contains a body, an electricity generating device, a shaft, and a covering member. Each limiting column of the electricity generating device fits with each magnetic element and inserts into each connecting post, and coils fit with limiting columns and contact with magnetic elements; the transmission set has a large chainring and plural small chainrings meshing with the large chainring meshes, the holders of the covering member connect with the limiting columns, the shaft and the limiting columns are rotated by picture bearings which rotate at different speeds and axes so as to drive the large chainring and the small chainrings to rotate, such that the magnetic elements are driven to rotate the coils so as to generate an induced voltage, by which the light-emitting elements generate a forward voltage to emit lights..
01/22/15
20150020785

Crankcase ventilation device


A vehicle may include an internal combustion engine having a crankcase and a crankcase ventilation device. The crankcase ventilation device may have at least one oil separating device and an oil return that feeds separated oil back to the crankcase.
Mahle International Gmbh
01/22/15
20150020784

Dual flow check valve for positive crankcase ventilation system


A dual flow check valve includes a valve body having an inner valve cavity, a first valve opening, and a second valve opening. The dual flow check valve further includes a seal disposed within the valve body.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
01/22/15
20150020773

Stop control internal combustion engine


A stop control apparatus (100) for an internal combustion engine performs stop control of a three-or-less cylinder internal combustion engine (200). The stop control apparatus for the internal combustion engine is provided with: a determining device (161) configured to determine a compression stroke immediately before the internal combustion engine stops; and a throttle valve controlling device (168) configured to control an opening degree of a throttle valve (208) to be a predetermined opening degree while an intake valve (211) is closed in all cylinders, in the compression stroke immediately before the internal combustion engine stops, which is determined by the determining device.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
01/22/15
20150020772

Method for operating an internal combustion engine


An internal combustion engine has an intake channel which opens via a first valve into a crankcase of the engine. The first valve opens at a first frequency (f1).
Andreas Stihl Ag & Co. Kg
01/22/15
20150020621

Electric bicycle


An electric bicycle is provided that can increase the diameter of the joining section between a crankshaft and a crank arm, suppress an increase in manufacturing cost, and minimize a size increase of a hanger with a torque sensor disposed in the hanger. A crankshaft 17 is divided into a crankshaft body 17a on the periphery of which a torque sensor 23 is disposed, and an auxiliary crankshaft 17b connected to one side of the crankshaft body 17a.
Panasonic Corporation
01/22/15
20150020581

Method and device for ascertaining a position of a camshaft and a phase of an internal combustion engine


A device for ascertaining a camshaft position and a phase of an internal-combustion engine having multiple cylinders, including a first position sensor wheel having multiple teeth on its circumference and rotatably and fixedly connected to an engine camshaft; a first position sensor for detecting a tooth flank position of the first wheel; a transmission connecting the camshaft to a crankshaft; a second position sensor wheel having at least one tooth on its circumference and being connected to the transmission so that it is synchronously driven with the camshaft, and a second position sensor for detecting a tooth flank position of the second wheel. For ascertaining a camshaft position and a phase of an engine with this device, a camshaft position is assigned to a position of a tooth flank of the first wheel and a phase of the engine is assigned to a tooth flank position of the second wheel..
Robert Bosch Gmbh
01/15/15
20150019109

Method and device for controlling an internal combustion engine


In a method for controlling the stopping behavior of an internal combustion engine, after a stop request, an air metering device initially reduces the volume of air supplied to the internal combustion engine during the stop and subsequently increases this volume of air again at an opening crankshaft angle (kwopen), the opening crankshaft angle (kwopen) being oriented to an undercut crankshaft angle (kwlow), at which a speed (n) of the internal combustion engine when stopping drops below a predefinable speed threshold value (ns). The time characteristic of the speed (n) of the internal combustion engine after the stop request is influenced in such a way that the internal combustion engine comes to a halt in a predefinable target crankshaft angle range..
Robert Bosch Gmbh
01/15/15
20150018145

Front derailleur


A front derailleur is provided for mounting to a bicycle having a crank axis. The front derailleur is provided with a base member, a chain guide and a link mechanism.
Shimano Inc,
01/15/15
20150018106

Inclusive rotating play device


Rotating inclusive play devices are provided. In certain embodiments, a rotating play device includes a stationary base, a rotatable portion, and a speed limiting device that connects the stationary base to the rotatable portion.
Landscape Structures Inc.
01/15/15
20150014119

Torque transmission mechanism


A torque transmission mechanism for an internal combustion engine, adapted to transmit a starting torque from a starter motor to a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine. The torque transmission mechanism includes a ring gear that transmits the starting torque, a one-way clutch disposed between the ring gear and the crankshaft, a bearing including a first ring coupled in rotation with the gear ring and a second ring coupled in rotation with the crankshaft and a front plate for coupling in rotation the crankshaft with the one-way clutch.
Aktiebolaget Skf
01/15/15
20150014079

Motorcycle


A motorcycle is provided with a front fork cover which can suppress traveling resistance as much as possible while increasing a cooling effect of a radiator within a required range. A pair of radiators as viewed in a side view are arranged above a crankcase of an engine.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
01/15/15
20150014009

Hammer drill


A hammer drill comprises a motor including an output shaft, a shaft assembly rotationally engaged therewith, a hollow spindle, and a hammer mechanism comprising a piston arranged for reciprocating motion within the spindle. The shaft assembly comprises a first part carrying a first gear engaged with a gear on the spindle to cause spindle rotation, a second part carrying a crank member to cause piston reciprocation, and a connecting part configured to rotationally interconnect, or disconnect, the first and second parts.
Black & Decker Inc.
01/15/15
20150013848

Method for manufacturing a torque transmission mechanism


A method for manufacturing a torque transmission mechanism between a starter motor and a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine, comprising a one-way clutch including an outer ring fast in rotation with the crankshaft via a front plate. This method comprises the following steps: a) forging the outer ring out of carburizing steel, b) carburizing the outer ring, c) tempering the outer ring, d) grinding an inner surface of the outer ring, e) manufacturing the front plate out of standard low equivalent carbon content steel, and f) assembling the front plate and the outer ring..
Aktiebolaget Skf
01/15/15
20150013648

Variable geometry power transfer for fluid flow machines


A fluid flow machine includes a casing including a cylinder and a crankshaft support. A piston is slidably disposed in the cylinder for reciprocating along an axis of the cylinder.
01/15/15
20150013635

Engine combustion system


An engine combustion system includes a power cylinder and a gear assembly, the piston having respective intake and exhaust valves. The power cylinder includes a connecting rod pivotally attached to a bottom of the piston and extends vertically downwardly in vertical alignment with a gear assembly.
01/15/15
20150013625

Removing of blow-by gas out of crankcase without auxiliary drive


The present disclosure refers to a blow-by gas removing device for an internal combustion engine having a crankcase. The blow-by removing device may comprise an engine component rotatably driven about a longitudinal axis.
Caterpillar Energy Solutions Gmbh
01/15/15
20150013624

Engine crankcase breather with mesh filter


An engine crankcase breather includes a housing having a lower end including an inlet opening and an upper end including an outlet opening. The inlet opening lies in a horizontal plane and the outlet opening lies in a vertical plane.
Caterpillar, Inc.
01/15/15
20150013535

Alternative crankshaft mechanism


The invention is an alternative to existing crankshafts in piston driven internal combustion engines, pumps and gas compressors. The invention comprises a cylinder having both a connection for a piston connecting rod and a shaft to provide for engine related powering applications or applying power to the shaft in piston type pumps and gas compressors.
01/15/15
20150013495

Torque transmission mechanism


A torque transmission mechanism for an internal combustion engine, adapted to transmit a starting torque from a starter motor to a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine. A ring gear of the mechanism transmits the starting torque, and a one-way clutch (including an inner ring and an outer ring) disposed between the ring gear and the crankshaft.
Aktiebolaget Skf
01/15/15
20150013149

Method for manufacturing a coil


A method for manufacturing a coil that is formed by winding a conductor in a loop shape and stacking loops of the conductor and that includes a slot placement portion to be placed in a slot of a stator core, and a coil end placement portion to be placed outside the slot. The method preferably involves a winding step, a protrusion forming step, a crank forming step, an opening step, and an arc forming step.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
01/08/15
20150011134

Stand up mirage watercraft


A device for insertion in watercraft including propulsion means comprising a pair of flappers which oscillate through an arcuate path in a transverse direction with respect to the central longitudinal dimension of the watercraft. As input force is applied, the flappers twist to form an angle of attack for providing forward thrust.
Hobie Cat Company
01/08/15
20150007788

Valve control apparatus


A forward phase adjustment unit adjusting a forward phase of a forward intermediate rotor relative to a crank shaft includes a forward stopper mechanism and a forward locking mechanism and a forward biasing mechanism. The forward stopper mechanism prevents further advance of the forward phase by engaging the forward intermediate rotor at a forward most-advanced phase.
Denso Corporation
01/08/15
20150007688

Crank arm


A crank arm is provided, which includes a first connecting member and a second connecting member used for joining the first connecting member. The first connecting member has a first wall surface, the first wall surface is provided with a joint wall of an annular structure, and a wall surface of the joint wall is a concave-convex surface.
Tien Hsin Industries Co., Ltd.
01/08/15
20150007673

Spherical mechanical linkage and multi-axis trackers


Spherical mechanical linkages may include a yoke defining a first axis and a second axis, a crank rotatably coupled to the yoke about the first axis; a deflecting member that defines a plane and that is coupled to the crank along a third axis, and a rocking frame slideably coupled to the yoke in the plane defined by the deflecting member and rotatably coupled to the yoke about the second axis. One or more components of the spherical mechanical linkage may be symmetric about an axis.
01/08/15
20150007642

Method for monitoring a combustion engine


A method for extracting characterizing features from an ion current trace retrieved from spark plugs of cylinders of an internal combustion engine, comprises the steps of: i. Dividing the ion current signal into crank angle subintervals; ii.
Sem Ab
01/01/15
20150006061

Fuel injection control internal combustion engine


A fuel injection control method for an internal combustion engine includes instantaneous injection that injects fuel to a predetermined cylinder is executed immediately when it is determined that a predetermined condition is satisfied after cranking of the engine is started. A leaning influence ratio which is a ratio of a time period during which vaporized fuel supplied to the predetermined cylinder becomes lean to a instantaneous injection time period which is a time period over which fuel is injected by the instantaneous injection is estimated.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
01/01/15
20150005794

Ophthalmic marking device


An ophthalmic marker having a u-shaped yoke (33) at one end of a cranked axle (42) is disclosed. The axle (42) is rotatable mounted with a co-axial cylindrical handle (31).
01/01/15
20150005119

Timing belt system for vehicle


A timing belt system for a vehicle may include a camshaft timing gear, a crankshaft timing gear, a timing belt which connects the two timing gears to each other so as to synchronize rotations of the two timing gears, and a tensioner which adjusts tension of the timing belt, may include: a case which has one side formed in an opened container shape, and is provided to cover the crankshaft timing gear, the camshaft timing gear, the timing belt, and the tensioner from a rear side direction; and a front side plate which is formed in a large plate shape, and coupled to the case from a front side direction so as to close one open side of the case, in which a blow-by gas passage, which recirculates blow-by gas, is formed in the case.. .
Hyundai Motor Company
01/01/15
20150004010

Control valve for a variable displacement compressor


A control valve is configured such that a suction pressure, which is used to displace a sub-valve element in a valve opening direction after a main valve has been closed, is varied according to a value of current supplied to a solenoid. A crankcase communication port, which communicates with a crankcase of a compressor, and a suction chamber communication port, which communicates with a suction chamber of the compressor, are provided in a body.
Tgk Co., Ltd.
01/01/15
20150001053

On-load tap changer and accumulator mechanism


An accumulator mechanism including a forcible loading mechanism and accomplishing a space saving, and an on-load tap changer including the accumulator mechanism. The accumulator mechanism includes a spring, a winding casing slidable in a direction in which the spring is compressed, and an accumulating casing slidable in a direction in which the spring is elongated.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
01/01/15
20150000635

Controller and control gas engine


A controller for a gas engine includes a cycle detection unit 67 configured to detect a crank angle period of a single combustion cycle of an engine including a plurality of cylinders based on a crank angle detection value inputted from a crank angle detector 75, a misfire detection unit 69 configured to detect a misfire in a combustion chamber 37 based on an in-cylinder pressure detection value inputted from the in-cylinder pressure detector 59, and a simultaneous misfire determination unit 73 configured to determine a simultaneous misfire of more than one cylinder when a total number of cylinders where the misfire is detected in the single combustion cycle by the misfire detection unit 69 is not less than a preset threshold value of a cylinder number. The fuel gas to all of the cylinders is shut of when the simultaneous misfire of more than one cylinder in the single combustion cycle is determined by the simultaneous misfire determination unit 73..
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
01/01/15
20150000633

Vertical and horizontal engine


An engine lubrication and speed control method is provided. The four-cycle engine has a engine block having a cylindrical bore and an enclosed oil reservoir formed therein.
Etg Limited
01/01/15
20150000628

Housing with a bore for an internal combustion engine


A housing for an internal combustion engine is provided with a bore, which is formed by at least two bore sections at a distance from each other. The bore may be a bearing tunnel in a crankcase or a cylinder head of the internal combustion engine.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
01/01/15
20150000622

Powering an internal combustion engine


Downstream expansion cylinders are associated with a combustion cylinder such that an overall surface area and displacement volume of the expansion cylinder is sufficient to lower the temperature of fluids associated with the combined engine to such an extent that a radiator can be eliminated in an associated vehicle, or other system. In a separate feature, a catalytic material is placed on surfaces which will “see” the hot exhaust gases such that catalytic conversion of impurities in the gases can be achieved within the engine itself.
01/01/15
20150000621

Structural frame


A structural frame is provided. The structural frame includes a bottom surface, first and second cylinder block sidewall engaging surfaces, the first and second cylinder block sidewall engaging surfaces positioned above the bottom surface at a height that is above a centerline of a crankshaft support included in a cylinder block when the structural frame is coupled to the cylinder block..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
01/01/15
20150000620

Reduced torque variation for engines with active fuel management


In one exemplary embodiment of the invention, an internal combustion engine includes a first set of cylinders in a first bank of the internal combustion engine and a second set of cylinders in a second bank of the internal combustion engine. The engine also includes a flat-plane crankshaft coupled to the first set of cylinders and the second set of cylinders.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
01/01/15
20150000619

Liquid-cooled internal combustion engine


A liquid-cooled internal combustion engine, including at least one cylinder block which has a cooling jacket and multiple cylinders. The cooling jacket has a base facing toward a crank chamber and a top facing toward a cylinder head sealing plane.
Avl List Gmbh
01/01/15
20150000617

Timing belt system for vehicle


A timing belt system for a vehicle is capable of reducing production costs of a timing belt and securing durability of the timing belt. The timing belt system for a vehicle includes a camshaft timing gear, a crankshaft timing gear, a timing belt which connects the two timing gears to each other so as to synchronize rotations of the two timing gears, and a tensioner which adjusts tension of the timing belt, may include: a case which has one side formed in an opened container shape so as to enclose the crankshaft timing gear, the camshaft timing gear, the timing belt, and the tensioner; and a front side plate which is coupled to the case so as to close one open side of the case..
Hyundai Motor Company
01/01/15
20150000492

Table saw blade driving mechanism


An improved adjustable blade height and driving mechanism for a table saw, wherein the design is compact and the weight of the drive motor is not an applied load upon the operator rotating a hand crank or upon an actuating motor. The table saw comprises a main frame and a saw blade mounted to and driven by a belt driving mechanism comprising a pivotable frame that is pivotable about an axis parallel to the saw cutting axis, an electrical motor mounted stationary to the pivotable frame, and a blade height adjusting device to raise and lower the blade wheel relative to the work-piece support surface while the electric drive motor remains stationary..
01/01/15
20150000461

Crankshaft undercut fillet


A crankshaft and method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The crankshaft may comprise a web and a rod journal disposed adjacent to the web.
Caterpillar Inc.
01/01/15
20150000460

Crank arm spider improvement for attaching ovoid chainrings


Crank arm spider adjustment orientation system to provide different angular orientations in the attachment of at least an ovoid chainring, comprising an ovoid chainring (3) and a spider (1), both of them provided with multiple anchorage points (30, 10) arranged as holes distributed along the perimeter of a bcd, and mechanical anchorage means (5) engaging chainring anchorage points (30) with corresponding spider anchorage points (10); where the number of said spider anchorage points (10) is multiple of and greater than the number of said mechanical anchorage means (5), and the angular increment between consecutive chainring's (3) orientations provided by the chainring anchorage points (30) is different than the angular increment between consecutive chainring's (3) orientations provided by the spider anchorage points (10), so the combination of the spider (1) with at least one ovoid chainring (3) multiplies the possibilities for said ovoid chainring's (3) orientation reducing the angular increment between consecutive chainring's (3) orientations.. .
Rotor Componentes Technologicos S.l.
01/01/15
20150000459

Composite bicycle component, composite bicycle crank arm, and manufacturing composite bicycle component


A composite bicycle component comprises a first member, a second member, a bonding member, and an inner holding member. The first member is made of metallic material.
Shimano Inc.
01/01/15
20150000269

Turbo-compound apparatus having variable geometry turbocharger turbine and engine system having the same


A turbo-compound apparatus having a variable geometry turbocharger turbine and an engine system having the same are provided. The turbo-compound apparatus includes a variable geometry turbocharger turbine connected to an exhaust manifold of the engine and having an adjustable mechanism to distribute the exhaust energy between two turbines; a power turbine fitted downstream of the variable geometry turbocharger turbine and driven by exhaust gas passing through the variable geometry turbocharger turbine, an output end of the power turbine being adapted to connect with a crankshaft of the engine to transfer mechanical work output from the power turbine to the crankshaft; and an actuator configured to control the adjustable mechanism according to actual engine operation conditions to regulate the exhaust energy distribution between the variable geometry turbocharger turbine and the power turbine..
Tsinghua University
12/25/14
20140379239

Internal combustion engine start control device and control method


An internal combustion engine 2 is started by being cranked by an electric motor. An internal combustion engine start control device performs a feedback-control of an intake air amount of the internal combustion engine to a target idle intake air amount, learns a feedback correction amount applied in a feedback control, and performs a learning control using a learnt value in parallel with the feedback control.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
12/25/14
20140377092

Apparatus for drainage by well points


Apparatus for drainage by well points, including a piston pump and a drive motor coupled to the piston pump by means of a transmission and provided with a drive shaft, which transmission is received in a housing and includes at least one crankshaft and a drive rod coupled thereto, the drive rod is coupled by means of a cross-head to a piston rod of the piston pump and the housing forms an oil sump and the transmission further includes an assembly of a worm and a worm wheel co-acting therewith and mounted on the crankshaft and the worm is provided on a worm shaft extending transversely relative to the crankshaft and vertically in operating mode of the apparatus for drainage by well points.. .
B.b.a. Participaties B.v.
12/25/14
20140377087

Variable displacement compressor


Variable displacement compressor, with center bore 101b in a center part of cylinder block 101, includes: first bore 101b1 supporting plain bearing 131 of drive shaft 110; second bore 101b2 with a peripheral wall radially outside of first bore 101b1; and third bore 101b3 connected to a crank chamber and radially outside of a first bore 101b1. A pressure supply path 145 for flowing a part of a discharge refrigerant from a discharge chamber to the crank chamber includes: second bore 101b2; a first path 145a communicating second bore 101b2 with the discharge chamber; a second path 145b that communicates with second bore 101b2, and axially extends from one end surface of drive shaft 110 toward the inside of drive shaft 110; and a third path 145c substantially orthogonal to second path 145b and opens to an outer peripheral surface of drive shaft 110, and communicates with the crank chamber..
Sanden Corporation
12/25/14
20140374528

Power-assist fire hose reel


A fire hose reel assembly comprising, a base, a front left angled bar, a front right angled bar, a rear left angled bar and a rear right angled bar. A top connecting bar connects the front left angled bar, the front right angled bar, the rear left angled bar and the rear right angled bar.
12/25/14
20140373797

Non-return valve for an oil return in the crankcase ventilation system of a combustion engine


A non-return valve for an oil return in the crankcase ventilation system of a combustion engine includes a valve housing, a valve body which is mounted in the valve housing so as to be displaceable as a whole between an open position and a closed position, wherein the valve body in the non-operating state of the combustion engine is maintained in the open position without preload and the valve body is configured to automatically move to the closed position in case of an overpressure at the crankcase side with respect to the oil separator chamber. The non-return valve is provided and configured to be inserted into a mounting of a cylinder head cover of the combustion engine..
Dichtungstechnik G. Bruss Gmbh & Co. Kg
12/25/14
20140373676

Engine cranking torque referenced to an engine stop position


A method for restarting a vehicle engine that is stopped at a known crank angle includes actuating a clutch located in a torque path between a starting motor and the engine with desired pressure related to the known crank angle during the restart, and using the starting motor to drive the engine during the restart.. .
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
12/25/14
20140373659

Steering and brake control system for vehicles


The present invention relates to a combined steering and brake control system for vehicles and, in particular, to a mechanically combined steering and brake control system for use in safely controlling a vehicle configured for drivers with limited body movement, such as drivers having use of only one or no limbs. The invention further relates to a steering control system including a variable radius crank which enables the driver to select an appropriate crank radius.
Next Generation Mobility Pty Ltd
12/18/14
20140371953

Bicycle system utilizing wireless technology and using the same


A bicycle with one or more brake lights, brake levers configured to activate integral pressure switches upon depression wherein said integral pressure switches are configured to trigger a ble transmitter to send a ble signal to one or more ble receivers in communication with the one or more brake lights thereby actuating the same. The brake light can be mounted on the bicycle seat or seat post or can be integrated into a helmet design or retrofitted to an existing helmet.
12/18/14
20140371795

Interspinous process implant having pin driven engagement arms


An interspinous process implant comprising an elongated body defining a longitudinal axis and an interior cavity. The implant includes engagement members movable between a first position stowed within the interior cavity and a second position deployed from the interior cavity.
Spinal Simplicity Llc
12/18/14
20140371032

Elliptical treadmill


An elliptical treadmill has a main framework, guiding wheel set, rocker bar, upper connecting rod, pedal assembly and a crank set. Of which, the crank sets are fitted with first and second swinging arms arranged in pair at interval.
Mario Contenti Designs Co., Ltd.
12/18/14
20140371019

Gear unit


A gear unit has a washer which is provided at a position where the washer is able to come into contact with a retainer of roller bearings provided to each of adjacent eccentric parts in a crank shaft, and which regulates a movement of the roller bearing in an axial direction. A housing recess which houses the washer is formed on at least one face of the faces of adjacent oscillating gears facing each other.
Nabtesco Corporation


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