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Bicycle crank arm and chainring carrier assembly

Sram

Bicycle crank arm and chainring carrier assembly

Horizontal type scroll compressor

Lg Electronics

Horizontal type scroll compressor

Horizontal type scroll compressor

Honda Motor

Internal combustion engine

Date/App# patent app List of recent Crank-related patents
03/26/15
20150088403
 Control  operating a fuel injector patent thumbnailnew patent Control operating a fuel injector
A control apparatus is disclosed for operating a fuel injector of an internal combustion engine. The control apparatus includes an electronic control unit configured to: perform a first calculation task in order to calculate a set of start of injection values (soii) of a train of injections, calculate an angular position (diangpos) of the crankshaft defining the start of a second calculation task, and perform the second calculation task in order to calculate a set of values (eti) of the energizing time of the injections of the train.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
03/26/15
20150088389
 Transmission control system patent thumbnailnew patent Transmission control system
A transmission control system is provided for used in a bicycle having a crank, a front sprocket that is rotatable independent of the crank, a rear wheel, a rear sprocket that is rotatable independent of the rear wheel, a chain that engages with the front sprocket and the rear sprocket, and at least one external transmission mechanism. The transmission control system is basically provided with a driving force output device, a detection device and at least one controller.
Shimano Inc.
03/26/15
20150086404
 Horizontal type scroll compressor patent thumbnailnew patent Horizontal type scroll compressor
A horizontal type scroll compressor includes a motor housing with a driving motor therein, a main scroll coupled to one side of the motor housing and having a fixed wrap for forming compression chambers, an orbiting scroll having an orbiting wrap and coupled to a crankshaft inserted through the main scroll, the orbiting scroll forming a first compression chamber and a second compression chamber on an outer surface and an inner surface of the orbiting wrap while performing an orbiting motion, and a front housing hermetically coupled to the main scroll. With the configuration, the number of components and assembly parts may be reduced, resulting in reduction of fabricating costs.
Lg Electronics Inc.
03/26/15
20150086314
 Work vehicle patent thumbnailnew patent Work vehicle
A working vehicle includes a vehicle, an engine, an exhaust treatment apparatus, a connecting pipe, a reducing agent injection apparatus, a reducing agent pump and a guiding pipe guiding reducing agent from the pump to the injection apparatus. The engine, exhaust treatment apparatus, connecting pipe, and reducing agent injection apparatus are arranged inside an engine room of the vehicle body.
Komatsu Ltd.
03/26/15
20150086313
 Retractable platform for vehicles patent thumbnailnew patent Retractable platform for vehicles
A retractable platform mechanism for a vehicle having a cargo area adjacent to its rear bumper 30, which includes a cut out 32 that permits a platform assembly 40 to pass therethrough and being slidably mounted to a supporting rail assembly 20 and movable between two extreme positions. A ramp assembly is housed within platform assembly 40 is selectively and transversally deployed.
03/26/15
20150086289
 Load protection bar patent thumbnailnew patent Load protection bar
Aspects for rigidly positioning a load-bearing bar are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes positioning a bar between two surfaces so that one end is oriented towards one surface, and the other end is oriented towards another surface.
03/26/15
20150085893
 Prism beam expander adjustment  adjusting the same patent thumbnailnew patent Prism beam expander adjustment adjusting the same
An apparatus and method for adjusting prism beam expander. The prism beam expander adjustment apparatus has a light source, a baseplate, a precise rotary stage, support columns, a two-dimensional slide stage, the first 90-degree bellcrank lever, an indication light source, the second 90-degree bellcrank lever, an optical filter, a photodetector, a computer, and an assembly platform.
Shanghai Institute Of Optics And Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy Of Sciences
03/26/15
20150083538
 Torque converter assembly for a vehicle patent thumbnailnew patent Torque converter assembly for a vehicle
A torque converter assembly having a hub for connection with an input shaft of a gearbox, a lock-up clutch module for selective connection with a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine, a turbine module of a torque converter rigidly connected to the lock-up clutch module and rotatable with respect to the hub, and a spiral spring isolator to resiliently connect the hub with the lock-up clutch module and the turbine module.. .
Dayco Europe S.r.i
03/26/15
20150083279
 Nitrocarburized crankshaft member and steel for nitrocarburized crankshafts patent thumbnailnew patent Nitrocarburized crankshaft member and steel for nitrocarburized crankshafts
A nitrocarburized crankshaft member made of a steel having essentially ferrite and perlite, and at least a portion of a steel surface thereof having a ferrite surface area of 50% or greater that is imparted with a nitrocarburized hard layer. The steel consists of c, si, mn, cu, ni, and cr as required elements and mo, n, s-al, ti, pb, bi, and ca as optional elements that may be included, and fe and inevitable impurities.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150083090
 Fuel delivery system for an internal combustion engine patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel delivery system for an internal combustion engine
A fuel delivery system for an internal combustion engine. The fuel delivery system includes a diaphragm carburettor for mixing air and fuel, a start preparation system for introducing fuel into the carburettor before a start of the engine, and a fuel enrichment system for providing an enriched fuel and air mixture when the engine is cranked..
Husqvarna Ab
03/26/15
20150083079
new patent

Methods and systems for selective engine starting


Systems and methods for starting an engine are described. In one example, engine cranking speed for an engine of a hybrid vehicle is adjusted in response to operating conditions.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
03/26/15
20150083069
new patent

Chain drive assembly


A system is disclosed for a chain drive assembly. The system includes a first driving sprocket coupled with a crankshaft of the motor; and a second driving sprocket coupled with the crankshaft and positioned adjacent the first driving sprocket.
03/26/15
20150083068
new patent

Internal combustion engine


An internal combustion engine includes a crankcase, a case cover for covering a side of the crankcase, a crankshaft and a balancer shaft. A balancer has a balancer driven gear and a balance weight provided on the balancer driven gear and is acted upon and driven by a driving force of the crankshaft to rotate.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150083059
new patent

Four-cylinder four-stroke engine without a crankshaft and valves


A four-cylinder four-stroke engine contains a base, a gas valve, a holder, a driving device, and a driven assembly, and a seat. When a four-cylinder four-stroke engine operates, a plurality of cylinders push plural pistons in the plurality of cylinders of the driving device so as to drive plural pushing posts connecting with the plural pistons to move upward and downward repeatedly, such that the driven assembly coupling with the plural pushing posts is pushed to drive a rotary shaft to rotate, thus generating a rotational energy, and the driven assembly simultaneously pushes a gear set of the driving device so that the gear set drives the gas valve on the base to rotate 360 degrees to feed and exhaust gases in the base, such that the plurality of cylinders are driven to feed, compress, burst, and exhaust gases continuously without using a crankshaft and valves..
03/26/15
20150082939
new patent

Bicycle crank arm and chainring carrier assembly


A bicycle crank arm and chainring carrier assembly. The assembly includes a crank arm.
Sram, Llc
03/26/15
20150082921
new patent

Robotic sign waving device


A robotic sign waver has a chassis including a main plate which mounts a drive train. The drive train includes a motor and a gearbox coupled to the motor.
03/26/15
20150082781
new patent

Pneumatic system for engines


A method to rotate crankshaft of an engine via a pneumatic system is disclosed herein. The engine includes a plurality of engine cylinders.
Electro-motive Diesel, Inc.
03/26/15
20150082772
new patent

Engine


An engine includes an engine body, a dpf case therein, high pressure and low pressure egr paths, and a supercharger. The high pressure egr path is between exhaust and intake manifolds.
Kubota Corporation
03/19/15
20150080190

Exercise device


The invention relates to an exercise device, such as a bicycle or spinning bike, comprising a frame and a set of crank arms connected to a rotary shaft having an imaginary rotational axis stationary with respect to the frame. A further set of crank arms is mounted eccentrically with respect to the rotational axis of the shaft..
Elbersen Beheer B.v.
03/19/15
20150080188

Oblong orbital exercising machine


An oblong orbital exercising machine includes a main frame, an upright, two swinging handles, a cycle movement mechanism, two tread bars, two sliding bars, two pedals, two cranks, two rollers, two guiding tracks, two pivot members, and two ball bearings. The top face of each of the guiding tracks has an arcuate convex shape to correspond to the respective roller.
03/19/15
20150079895

Novel louver system


A louver system for controlling airflow in a duct from a forced air heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) system with a housing and a louver located on a mounting fascia. The system having a longitudinal slat located in the perimeter wall that is movable between the fully open position and the fully closed position via a slat positioning assembly.
03/19/15
20150079816

Board-to-board connector


A first connector is equipped with a first terminal, a first housing and a first reinforcing bracket. The he first reinforcing bracket is equipped with a band-like first main body portion extending in the lateral direction of the first housing.
Molex Incorporated
03/19/15
20150078932

Drive mechanism for rotary compressors or pumps


Drive mechanism for rotary compressor or pump that consists of a casing (1) formed by two housings where two diametrically opposed cylinders (2), where the pistons (3) slide, are coupled, each of the pistons being attached by means of a connecting rod (5) to the end of a lever (4) which pivots about the other end (9), located on the periphery of the casing (1) and is forced by the journal of a crankshaft (6) that slides along a slot (7), made in the central area of this lever, and is operated by an external mechanism, the whole assembly being able to rotate about the crankshaft, which remains static and coupled to the structure or support and generates a linear piston cycle at each revolution.. .
03/19/15
20150078852

Machine and machining ends of crankshafts


The invention relates to a machine comprising a first machining module (1) configured to simultaneously machine at least two crankshafts, a second machining module (2) configured to simultaneously machine at least two crankshafts, and a support structure (3) with at least four crankshaft fixing positions (31, 32, 33, 34) for the machining of such crankshafts. The support structure (3) is located between the machining modules.
Etxe-tar, S.a.
03/19/15
20150078692

Bearing assembly for a connecting rod


A bearing assembly including a connecting rod (30) with a first end (32) and a second end (36), the second end (36) defining a first outer raceway (44a) and a second outer raceway (44b) with a thrust ring (60) therebetween, a crankshaft (10) defining a cylindrical inner raceway (14), a first plurality of radial roller elements (52a) disposed between the first outer raceway (44a) and the inner raceway (14), and a second plurality of radial roller elements (52b) disposed between the second outer raceway (44b) and the inner raceway (14). An axial length of at least one of the first radial roller elements (52a) is greater than an axial length of the first outer raceway (44a) and the axial length of at least one of the second radial roller elements (52b) is greater than an axial length of the second outer raceway (44b)..
Koyo Bearings Usa Llc
03/19/15
20150076899

Device and current flow control for dual battery vehicle architecture


Described herein is a device and method for current flow control for dual battery vehicle architecture. The dual battery vehicle architecture includes a second energy source that is used to support electrical loads, such as radio and navigation systems, during re-cranking in stop-start situations.
Flextronics Ap, Llc
03/19/15
20150076826

Method and system for generating green energy from a tidal body of water


A system and method are providing for generating green energy from a tidal body of water. When a first arm is in a raised position and a second arm is in a lowered position, a valve in the bottom of a tank at approximately high tide level opens to fill a first container on the end of the first arm and a valve in the bottom of a second container on the second arm opens to empty the second container.
03/19/15
20150076787

Recumbent human powered vehicle with a reciprocating linear drive


A recumbent human-powered vehicle is propelled by a reciprocating thrust motion using a linear drive mechanism connected by flexible power links to a double overrunning clutch transmission with returning springs. The vehicle has a wheel base approximately that of a conventional upright bicycle and does not utilize a crank transmission.
03/19/15
20150075503

Methods and systems for an intake oxygen sensor


Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a reference voltage for an intake manifold oxygen sensor based on ingestion of hydrocarbons from a fuel system canister and/or an engine crankcase. During conditions when purge or crankcase ventilation hydrocarbons are ingested in the intake aircharge, the intake oxygen sensor is transitioned from operating at a lower reference voltage to a higher reference voltage where the effects of the ingested hydrocarbons on the sensor output are nullified.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
03/19/15
20150075502

Methods and systems for an intake oxygen sensor


Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a reference voltage for an intake manifold oxygen sensor based on ingestion of hydrocarbons from a fuel system canister and/or an engine crankcase. During conditions when purge or crankcase ventilation hydrocarbons are ingested in the intake aircharge, the intake oxygen sensor is transitioned from operating at a lower reference voltage to a higher reference voltage where the effects of the ingested hydrocarbons on the sensor output are nullified.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
03/19/15
20150075480

Engine


An engine includes a piston inside a cylinder, a crank shaft, a connecting rod, an oil dipper provided in a big end portion of the connecting rod, and a piston pin which connects pin boss regions of the piston to a small end portion of the connecting rod, and a crank case. The piston pin is rotatably movable with respect to the pin boss regions and the connecting rod.
Yamaha Motor Power Products Kabushiki Kaisha
03/19/15
20150075478

Piston structure for engine


A piston structure for an engine is provided. The piston structure includes a piston for reciprocating within a cylinder, a connecting rod having a smaller-end part and a larger-end part in both ends, respectively, the smaller-end part coupled to the piston, the larger-end part coupled to a crankshaft, a cross-sectionally hollow piston pin coupling the piston to the smaller-end part, and a dynamic absorber provided inside the piston pin, including a fixed part fixed to the piston pin and a movable part pivotally supported by the fixed part, and for suppressing the piston, the piston pin, and the smaller-end part from integrally resonating with respect to the larger-end part of the connecting rod on combustion stroke.
Mazda Motor Corporation
03/19/15
20150075476

Four-cycle engine and engine generator


An engine generator includes a four-cycle engine including a cylinder, one inlet port that supplies air-fuel mixture into the cylinder, one inlet valve that opens/closes the inlet port, a piston reciprocable inside the cylinder, a crank shaft that converts reciprocating movement of the piston into rotating movement, a connecting rod that connects the piston and the crank shaft to each other, and a recoil starter that rotates the crank shaft. The engine has a geometric compression ratio not smaller than about 8.5.
Yamaha Motor Power Products Kabushiki Kaisha
03/19/15
20150075475

Controller of variable valve apparatus of internal combustion engine and variable valve system of internal combustion engine


A controller of a variable valve apparatus of an internal combustion engine has an engine start indication detecting circuit that detects an indication of an engine start. When the indication of the engine start is detected by the engine start indication detecting circuit in a state in which temperature of the engine is lower than a predetermined temperature, an electric motor provided in the variable valve apparatus is supplied with a current, and this current supply to the electric motor is maintained for a predetermined time from a time point of the detection of the indication of the engine start to an engine cranking start..
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
03/19/15
20150075469

Ohv engine


An ohv engine with a reduced height includes a cylinder, a piston inside the cylinder, a crank shaft that converts reciprocating movement of the piston into rotating movement, a connecting rod that connects the piston and the crank shaft to each other, and a cam shaft that moves in association with the crank shaft. When the cylinder is viewed from the crank shaft, the cylinder is inclined in an obliquely upward direction so that an angle defined by the cylinder center axis and a horizontal plane is greater than 0 degree and smaller than about 45 degrees.
Yamaha Motor Power Products Kabushiki Kaisha
03/19/15
20150075463

Variable valve system


A control device controls a valve timing changer to retard a phase of an exhaust valve camshaft with respect to a crankshaft such that the time of opening of an intake valve is earlier than the time of closing the exhaust valve after a top dead center, when a determiner determines that an engine is not in a warm-up stage in a low-load operation. The control device controls the valve timing changer to advance the phase of the exhaust valve camshaft with respect to the crankshaft such that the time of closing the exhaust valve is earlier than the time of opening of the intake valve after the top dead center, when the determiner determines that the engine is at the warm-up stage in the low-load operation..
Ogino Kogyo Co., Ltd.
03/19/15
20150075369

Oil-free air compressor for rail vehicles with air ventilation


An oil-free compressor for a rail vehicle includes a multi-piece compressor housing, a first piston cylinder supported in a first opening in the compressor housing, a second piston cylinder supported in a second opening in the compressor housing, a multi-piece crankshaft assembly supported by the compressor housing, and an optionally filtering air plenum in fluid communication with the compressor housing interior to provide a volume of air to the compressor housing interior. The crankshaft assembly is linked to pistons of the first and second piston cylinders by respective connecting rods.
Wabtec Holding Corp.
03/19/15
20150075209

Heat pump with electromechanically-actuated displacers


A vuilleumier heat pump is disclosed in which hot and cold displacers are controlled by first and second electromagnetic actuators, respectively. The first actuator is capable of moving the hot displacer between the first and second ends of travel while the cold displacer remains stationary and the second actuator is capable of moving the cold displacer while the hot displacer remains stationary.
Thermlift, Inc.
03/19/15
20150075205

Compressor crankcase heating control systems and methods


A first switching device includes a first and second inputs connected to first and second power lines, respectively, the first and second power lines for receiving a first voltage. The first switching device selectively connects and disconnects the first and second inputs to and from first and second nodes, respectively.
Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
03/19/15
20150075124

Cyclone separator


The separator comprises an outer body of a generally cylindrical shape, having a flat bottom, with an upper tangential gas inlet and an axial gas outlet, in addition to a cylindrical collecting area and a lower storage area for the separated phase. A recessed inner body with rotational symmetry is movably mounted vertically in the outer body, and cooperates with the opening of the upper tangential gas inlet and/or with the start of the axial gas outlet, in such a way as to make the cross section of the gas passage variable according to the height position of the inner body.
Mgi Coutier
03/19/15
20150075048

Time-delay magazine catch


A method and apparatus for intentionally slowing the speed at which detachable ammunition magazines can be interchanged in a firearm receiver. A magazine catch assembly includes a latch adapted to engage a recess of a standard magazine in the magazine well.
03/19/15
20150074998

Method for improving the quality of the surfaces of crankshafts


The invention relates to a method for machining surfaces of the bearing seats of main and pin bearings on crankshafts made of cast steel following the machining of surfaces with an undefined cutting edge by grinding or finishing. The problem of improving the quality of the running surfaces of the bearings of hardened or unhardened crankshafts is solved.
Hegenscheidt-mfd Gmbh & Co. Kg
03/12/15
20150072818

Damper pulley assembly of vehicle


A damper pulley assembly of vehicle may include a crankshaft rotating by a power transmitted from an engine, a hub including a hub body formed cylindrical hollow shape so that the crankshaft is inserted and a hub ring protruded outside of the hub body, a pulley coupled outside of the hub ring, a combining ring formed cylindrical hollow shape so as to be coupled outside of the hub body, and an oil seal provided between outside of the combining ring and inside of the cylinder block and preventing leakage of engine oil of the cylinder block, wherein the hub is made of low density material compared to the pulley, and the combining ring is made of high stiffness compared to the hub.. .
Hyundai Motor Company
03/12/15
20150072813

Crank pulley decoupling device


A crank pulley decoupling device includes: a crank pulley connected to one end of a crankshaft and configured to transmit a rotational force; a first spring configured to be inserted into the crank pulley and to have one end provided in the crank pulley and the other end provided in the crank shaft; and a second spring configured to be inserted into the crank pulley and to be provided on an outer circumferential surface of the crankshaft. Spring design and design change are freely done by utilizing space in the crank pulley while the first and second springs are spaced apart so that impact therebetween is reduced, thereby improving durability and preventing decrease in efficiency due to friction and thus improving the product value..
Hyundai Motor Company
03/12/15
20150072336

Four bar drive link simulator


This invention relates to a mechanical fixture which simulates a four bar link drive system for pedal driven scooters and bicycles and the resulting drive system. A four bar drive link system simulator has a frame assembly, a proximal hinge attachment bracket, a bottom bracket simulator, a pair of crank levers, a pair of coupling levers and a pair of pedal levers.
Zike, Llc
03/12/15
20150069765

Vending machine lock with motor controlled slide-bar and hook mechanism and electronic access


An enhanced slide and hook locking mechanism control system for vending machines and the like that utilizes a reversible motor and worm gear drive that operates the slide and book mechanism. The worm drive is coupled to the slide through a crankshaft type of interconnection.
Triteq Lock And Security, L.l.c.
03/12/15
20150068500

Engine


It is an object of the present invention to provide an engine which can easily be produced. In an engine including an electronic throttle device, a control unit for controlling the electronic throttle device, and a gas fuel supply unit, a gaseous-fuel mixer is used as the gas fuel supply unit, and when an extending direction of a crankshaft is defined as a longitudinal direction and an engine cooling fan is defined as existing on a front side and a side opposite from the front side is defined as a rear side, a collector of an intake manifold extends in the longitudinal direction, the electronic throttle device is mounted on the rear side of the collector, and the gaseous-fuel mixer is mounted on the rear side of the electronic throttle device..
Kubota Corporation
03/12/15
20150068480

Oscillating piston engine having a polygonal piston


An engine housing has the shape of a regular dodecagonal, and includes a piston of the same shape that moves with a circular pivot movement about the axis of a main shaft. The piston is guided in parallel by three crankshafts synchronously rotating about this centre of rotation.
03/12/15
20150068477

Variable cam phaser for automobile engine and controller therefor


This invention provides an improved variable cam phaser for an automobile engine equipped with a controller capable of enabling execution of a given phase angle varying command in a shortened response time. The variable cam phaser has two control rotors which are arranged coaxial with a camshaft and rotatable relative to each other under the influence of two electromagnetic actuators and driven by the crankshaft of the engine.
Nittan Valve Co., Ltd.
03/12/15
20150068337

Internal combustion engine


The engine comprises a cylinder with a piston arranged therein, said piston being connected to a connecting rod, and a crankshaft. A first elliptical gearwheel is rigidly fixed to the shaft with the possibility of interacting with a second elliptical gearwheel, which is rigidly fixed to an additional shaft.
03/12/15
20150068184

Replaceable mower blade assembly


A replaceable mower blade assembly for attaching to a rotatable spindle, motor, or engine crankshaft is provided. The blade assembly includes a mounting member having a plurality of ends extending from a central bore that is configured to receive the spindle, motor, or engine crankshaft.
Mtd Products Inc.
03/12/15
20150068172

Apparatus for the cleaning of crankcase gas


An apparatus for the cleaning of crankcase gas from an internal combustion engine includes a housing and a separation chamber for the crankcase gas with a centrifugal rotor arranged for the cleaning of the crankcase gas in the separation chamber. The centrifugal rotor includes a drive shaft extending into a drive chamber of the apparatus.
Alfa Laval Corporate Ab
03/05/15
20150066331

Equipment system checking apparatus and method


An apparatus and system that ensures that defined equipment systems are monitored and checked before the equipment may be used is described. The invention includes apparatus that encourages the equipment operator to perform specified monitoring checks on specified systems at specified intervals, and requires that the check is done by the operator physically removing a check device such as a crankcase or transmission dipstick, radiator cap, air filter, and so on.
Safe T Start Llc
03/05/15
20150066259

Engine oil maintenance monitor for a hybrid electric vehicle


A hybrid vehicle is provided with an engine having a crankshaft and an electric machine coupled to the crankshaft. The hybrid vehicle also includes a pump and a controller.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
03/05/15
20150065408

Lubricant compositions for direct injection engines


A lubricant additive, an crankcase lubricant composition and a method for reducing intake valve deposits in a spark ignition direct injection (sidi) engine. The lubricant additive includes (a) as a viscosity index improver, one or more ethylene/olefin copolymers derived from at least 40 mole % ethylene monomer units in an amount ranging from about 0.15 to about 0.95 wt.
Afton Chemical Corporation
03/05/15
20150064301

Tortilla press assembly


A tortilla press assembly is provided having an actuating mechanism for actuating the push plate along an actuating axis between a loading position and a forming position. The actuating mechanism includes arm having a vertical portion and a horizontal portion that extends over the base plate.
03/05/15
20150064035

Equipment for rotating a rotor of a peristaltic pump


The invention concerns a peristaltic hose pump and an equipment for the peristaltic hose pump. The pump includes a rotor configured to compress a hose/tube being positioned on the pump cavity inner perimeter.
Flowrox Oy
03/05/15
20150061270

Anti-counter rotation device


The present invention is an anti-counter rotation device that includes a gear wheel and a latch. The gear wheel is attached to the shaft of a trailer landing gear.
03/05/15
20150060003

Method of simultaneously manufacturing a plurality of crankshafts


A method of simultaneously manufacturing a plurality of crankshafts includes positioning a core system having a plurality of individual cores within a cavity of a mold having first and second halves forming an exterior shape of the crankshafts. The crankshafts' exterior shape includes a plurality of pin bearing journals and a plurality of main bearing journals.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
03/05/15
20150059914

Shedding waste selvage in a loom


A shedding apparatus for waste selvage includes a pair of first swing levers and a pair of second swing levers for forming an open shed of selvage yarns. The drive force to the swing levers is transmitted by cranking through a drive shaft which is coaxial with the sun gear of a planetary gear mechanism.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
03/05/15
20150059718

Engine crankcase breathing passage with flow diode


An internal combustion engine is disclosed which includes an improved crankcase drain back system. A set of drain flow diodes are disposed in each of the drain lines to direct fluid flow in a direction from the head portion to the crankcase.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
03/05/15
20150059702

Viscous damper attachment structure for supply pump of common rail fuel injection device


A viscous damper mounting structure for a supply pump of a common-rail fuel injection device that can minimize shape modifications on the engine side and changes in the supply pump shape or the like, enables the installation of a damper device on the drive shaft of a supply pump, and reduces the drive noise of the supply pump. The mounting structure includes a supply pump 2 that supplies a high-pressure fuel into an accumulator 3 of the common-rail fuel injection device, a supply pump gear 22 that is fixed by a fastening member to a supply pump camshaft 21 that drives the supply pump 2 via a gear train fitted with the supply pump 2 and connected to a crankshaft, a viscous damper 5 that inhibits rotation fluctuations of the supply pump gear 22, and a damper adapter 6 interposed between the viscous damper 5 and the supply pump gear 22..
Daimler Ag
03/05/15
20150059698

Position based air/fuel ratio calculation in an internal combustion engine


Some embodiments relate to an internal combustion engine that includes a combustion chamber and a rotating component. The internal combustion engine further includes a sensing system that detects an angular position of the rotating component.
Kohler Co.
03/05/15
20150059666

Internal combustion engine with at least one cylinder


An internal combustion engine that includes at least one cylinder with at least one piston reciprocating in a cylinder liner; a piston cooling device to cool the piston, and which includes at least one spraying tube with a spray nozzle which is directed towards a bottom side of the piston facing a crankcase, the at least one spraying tube being fixed to the cylinder liner; and a connecting channel arrangement to fluidically connect the spraying tube to an oil supply channel arranged in a cylinder block, the connecting channel arrangement including at least one connecting channel formed at least partly in the cylinder liner, and at least one curved connecting channel. In order to ensure reliable piston cooling, the connecting channel arrangement includes at least one curved connecting channel..
Avl List Gmbh
03/05/15
20150059521

Bicycle kickstand


Disclosed is a bicycle kickstand. The bicycle kickstand includes a crank arm to mount a pedal to a bicycle frame, which has a slot formed in a longitudinal direction thereof, a pedal coupled perpendicular to the slot of the crank arm and configured to rotate in the longitudinal direction of the crank arm, a middle arm received in the slot of the crank arm and having both end portions which are respectively connected to the crank arm and the pedal in order to allow the pedal to be inclined with respect to the crank arm, and a safety pin configured to be inserted through the slot of the crank arm and the pedal in order to support the pedal in a perpendicular state or an inclined state with respect to the crank arm..
03/05/15
20150059428

Outboard hydrostatic bearing assembly for can bodymaker


A hydrostatic/hydrodynamic fluid bearing assembly for a can bodymaker is provided. The hydrostatic/hydrodynamic fluid bearing assembly is separate from the ram body.
Stolle Machinery Company, Llc
03/05/15
20150059316

Method for improving fuel efficiency of vehicle and exclusive energy saving and emission reduction device thereof


A method for improving fuel efficiency of a vehicle and an exclusive energy saving and emission reduction device thereof are provided. The key points of the technical solutions are as follows.
03/05/15
20150059227

Decoy


A decoy comprising: (a) an anchor device comprising: (i) a crank; (ii) a spool connected to the crank; and (iii) a locking member located proximate to the spool, wherein a gap separates the spool and the locking member and the gap in a locked position is sufficiently small so that the spool is prevented from rotating and the gap in a deployment position is sufficiently large so that the spool free rotates; (b) an anchor; and (c) an anchor line connecting the anchor to the spool so that the spool in the locked position assists in retracting the anchor and in the deployment position allows the anchor to deploy.. .
02/26/15
20150057863

Hybrid vehicle drive control device


A drive control device for a hybrid vehicle is provided with a differential device including four rotary elements; and an engine, first and second electric motors and an output rotary member respectively connected to the four rotary elements. One of the four rotary elements is constituted by a rotary component of a first differential mechanism and a rotary component of a second differential mechanism selectively connected through a clutch, and one of the rotary components is selectively fixed to a stationary member through a brake.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
02/26/15
20150057855

Vehicle operable with muscle power and/or motor power, and operating the vehicle


A vehicle operable with human muscle power and/or motor power, e.g., an electric bicycle, includes: a crank drive through which a rider torque generated by a rider is introduced; an electrical drive system that can additionally apply a driving torque; and a control unit configured to shut off the electrical drive system when the rider torque is not present. The control unit encompasses a monitoring device which ensures that when the rider torque falls below a predetermined value, the electrical drive system continues to be operated for a specified time span, the duration of the time span being variable as a function of a pedaling frequency..
Robert Bosch Gmbh
02/26/15
20150057500

System for connecting and disconnecting a main connector and a main control unit of an endoscope


The present specification describes systems for connecting/disconnecting a main connector of an endoscope assembly to the main control unit. In an embodiment, the system includes an elongated protruding member located on the main connector which is adapted to fit into a female fitting member placed in an opening on the surface of the main control unit wherein said female fitting member is coupled to a motor, which on activation causes the female fitting member to rotate and engage with the elongated protruding member.
Endochoice Inc.


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