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04/17/14
20140107878
 Vehicle patent thumbnailnew patent Vehicle
An ecu is mounted on a vehicle including an engine and a motor that can generate cranking torque applied to a rotation shaft of the engine. Where a request for starting the engine is not issued, the ecu determines whether the engine is during coasting or not.
04/17/14
20140106936
 Stationary training bicycle patent thumbnailnew patent Stationary training bicycle
Stationary training bicycle having a pedal crank mechanism coupled to a transmission by a flywheel. A magnetic braking device interacts with the flywheel and is variable in its braking action.
04/17/14
20140106929
 Drive system and method for controlling drive system patent thumbnailnew patent Drive system and method for controlling drive system
Provided are a drive system and a method for controlling the drive system which reduce a shock to a third shaft at the start of an internal combustion engine during ev driving. The drive system includes an engine, a first shaft connected to a crankshaft, a second shaft, a first clutch, a motor generator, a third shaft, a first transmission, a one-way clutch, and an ecu for controlling a gear ratio of the first transmission and the first clutch.
04/17/14
20140102408
 Multi-cylinder internal combustion engine using exhaust gases to increase cylinder filling patent thumbnailnew patent Multi-cylinder internal combustion engine using exhaust gases to increase cylinder filling
Multi-cylinder internal combustion engine using exhaust gases to increase cylinder filling comprises cylinders (10) with pistons (2), a head (1) with lifting valves (7) and a crankshaft mechanism (3) and is provided with two cylinders (10) with mutually shifted four-stroke cycle and/or is provided with three cylinders (10) with mutually shifted four-stroke cycle and in the head (1) of each cylinder (10) there is at least one intake port (5) interconnected with at least one exhaust port (6) and at least one lifting valve (7), while the intake port (5) is provided with at least one valve (8) and an exhaust branch (9) is connected to the exhaust port (6) and simultaneously exhaust branches (9) of two cylinders (10) with mutually shifted cycle are farther joined in a joint (11) into one cross-section and/or exhaust branches (9) of three cylinders (10) with mutually shifted cycle are farther joined in another joint into one cross-section.. .
04/17/14
20140102401
 Cylinder liner and structural unit consisting of at least one cylinder liner and a crankcase patent thumbnailnew patent Cylinder liner and structural unit consisting of at least one cylinder liner and a crankcase
The invention relates to a cylinder liner (30, 130) for a cylinder crankcase (11, 12; 111, 112) of an internal combustion engine, characterized in that at least a portion of the outer peripheral surface (34, 134) of the cylinder liner (30, 130) is surrounded by a sleeve (35, 235) that is produced of a metal material. The present invention further relates to a structural unit (10, 110) that consists of at least one such cylinder liner (30, 130) and a cylinder crankcase (11, 12; 111, 112)..
04/17/14
20140102398
 Drive system for a vehicle patent thumbnailnew patent Drive system for a vehicle
A drive system for a vehicle comprises an internal combustion engine switchable between operating modes of different performance capability, and a torsional vibration damping arrangement that comprises a primary side preferably coupled to a crankshaft and a secondary side rotatable with respect to the primary side against the action of a damper element arrangement. The damper element arrangement has a stiffness which increases as the load torque to be transmitted increases, and the primary side and the secondary side are in a limiting relative rotational position with respect to one another during transmission of a maximum torque which can be delivered in an operating mode with lower performance capability at a maximum torque rotational speed, and the damper element arrangement provides a limiting stiffness in the limiting relative rotational position such that a natural frequency of the torsional vibration damping arrangement is below the maximum torque speed..
04/17/14
20140102390
 Internal combustion engine and method for operating an internal combustion engine patent thumbnailnew patent Internal combustion engine and method for operating an internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine has a working cylinder with two intake valves and two exhaust valves assigned thereto. A first camshaft and a second camshaft each actuate a respective one of the intake valves and a respective one of the exhaust valves.
04/17/14
20140102253
 Drive train of a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine and a starter generator patent thumbnailnew patent Drive train of a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine and a starter generator
A drive train (1) of a motor vehicle has an internal combustion engine (2) with a crankshaft (6). A transmission (3) is connected downstream of the internal combustion engine (2) to drive at least one axle (5) of the motor vehicle.
04/17/14
20140102248
 Balancing a pendulum-absorber crankshaft patent thumbnailnew patent Balancing a pendulum-absorber crankshaft
A method of balancing a crankshaft includes connecting a torsion-absorbing pendulum to a cheek of the crankshaft, which is coupled to a crankpin. As the pendulum connected to the cheek has insufficient mass to balance the crankshaft, a lightening bore is formed through a bisection plane of the cheek.
04/17/14
20140102247
 Connecting rod for refrigeration compressors patent thumbnailnew patent Connecting rod for refrigeration compressors
The compressors of the invention comprise: a crankcase carrying a cylinder, inside which is lodged a piston provided with two radial holes and with one eccentric axial hole; a connecting rod having a smaller eye mounted in the interior of the piston and connected to a larger eye through a rod; a wrist pin provided with a diametral hole and disposed through the smaller eye of the connecting rod and through the opposite radial holes of the piston; and an elastic pin to be inserted in the eccentric axial hole of the piston and in the diametral hole of the wrist pin. The connecting rod incorporates an indexing stop which defines an axial seating surface for a tool for inserting the elastic pin, said axial seating surface being positioned at a predetermined distance from the axis of the smaller eye of the connecting rod..
04/17/14
20140102003
new patent Control assembly for controlling the rotation of a turnstile
The control assembly comprises a torque-restoring mechanism (13) with springs (20), a motion converting transmission with a multiplying gearing (56, 57) converting a rotation of the turnstile over 120° into a rotation of the rotary shaft entering the hydraulic damper (26) over 180°. The hydraulic damper (26) comprises two pistons mounted onto a single piston rod.
04/10/14
20140100763
Engine automatic stop and restart apparatus and method of automatically stopping and restarting engine
The engine automatic stop and restart apparatus includes: a crank-angle sensor for detecting a crank angle of a crankshaft of an engine; a starter for cranking the crankshaft to restart the engine; a fuel injection device for injecting a fuel into the engine; an ignition device for igniting the injected fuel; a reverse-rotation determining section for determining occurrence of reverse rotation of the crankshaft based on the crank angle detected by the crank-angle sensor before the occurrence of the reverse rotation; and an ignition control section for inhibiting energization of the ignition device from being started when the occurrence of the reverse rotation of the crankshaft is determined by the reverse-rotation determining section before the start of the energization of the ignition device.. .
04/10/14
20140100069
Chainring
A solitary chainring of a bicycle front crankset for engaging a drive chain, including a plurality of teeth formed about a periphery of the chainring, the plurality of teeth consisting of an even number. The plurality of teeth includes a first group of teeth and a second group of teeth arranged alternatingly between the first group of teeth.
04/10/14
20140099214
Capacity control valve
In a capacity control valve, a discharged-fluid-receiving part having a diameter that is larger than the diameter of a valve hole interconnecting a first valve chamber and a third valve chamber is provided to the outer periphery section of a third valve part. It is thereby possible to obtain a capacity control valve in which, when the first valve part opens, the discharged-fluid-receiving part receives the pressure of the discharged fluid, the actuation response of the valve body during an opening action is moderated, an excessive increase in the sensitivity to a rise in pressure in the crank chamber caused by a rapid increase in the amount of coolant flowing into the crank chamber is prevented, and the action of the valve body is stable..
04/10/14
20140097708
Electromagnetic reciprocating engine
The invention relates to an electromagnetic reciprocating engine capable of efficiently converting electrical energy into mechanical energy. The electromagnetic reciprocating engine employs the repelling force generated by electromagnets and permanent magnets to achieve a reciprocating linear motion, which motion is converted to rotational power by a crankshaft..
04/10/14
20140097621
Variable foil machine
The variable foil machine harnesses fluid flow energy and propels fluids. A variable foil (120) with reversible camber is secured to a leading draft member (150) movable on a leading support (122) and to a trailing draft member (130) movable on a trailing support (136).
04/10/14
20140097155
Switch
A rotation mechanism for a rotary switch and a method of operating a rotary switch are provided. The rotation mechanism includes a mechanism shaft for switching the switch between open and closed positions of the switch, a crank rotationally connected to the mechanism shaft, a spring connected to the crank, where the spring has a dead point between the open and closed positions of the switch, and a force transmission roll rotationally connected to the crank.
04/10/14
20140096754
Pcv valve and pollution control system
A pcv valve and pollution control system for combustion engines. The pcv valve has an inlet and an outlet adapted to vent blow-by gasses from the crank case of a combustion engine.
04/10/14
20140096748
Device for changing a compression ratio of a reciprocating piston internal combustion engine
A device for changing a compression ratio of an internal combustion engine is provided. The engine has a crank drive with a crankshaft with at least one crank pin, mounted in a rotationally movable fashion, connected to a connecting rod and a piston arranged in a cylinder of the internal combustion engine.
04/10/14
20140096747
Variable compression ratio apparatus
A variable compression ratio apparatus includes: a piston defining a combustion chamber, a connecting rod connected to the piston; an eccentric link eccentrically connected to the piston, a swing link connected to the eccentric link so as to rotate the eccentric link, a crankpin to which the connecting rod is connected, and a crank web disposed at both sides of the crankpin and provided with a guide portion for guiding downward motions of the eccentric link and the swing link when the eccentric link and the swing link move downward. Thereby, the downward motions of the eccentric link and the swing link are stabilized..
04/10/14
20140096743
Engine compression release method and apparatus
The present invention comprises apparatus and methods for releasing internal combustion engine compression during cranking to reduce cranking effort and the size and weight of the starter motor and battery. It is particularly suitable for fuel conservation systems that stop the engine when the vehicle is stopped in traffic, and restart the engine when the driver steps on the accelerator petal, since such systems place heavy demands on the starter motor and battery.
04/10/14
20140096742
Rotating valve system for a hydrogen engine
A rotating valve system for a hydrogen engine is an apparatus that generates rotation power by combusting a hydrogen-air mixture. The apparatus includes an engine block, an at least one rotating valve assembly, a plurality of internal combustion (ic) mechanisms, and a crankshaft.
04/10/14
20140096740
Modified crankshaft piston interface for optimized cylinder pressure and torque output
An improved piston crankshaft interface device provides a stabilized and balanced follower-guide member or “follower” which supports a fulcrum that is created by the point at which the connecting rod fastens to the sliding members within the follower. Sliding members fitted for follower allow the fulcrum to slide with ease up and down, within the follower wherein the movement of the follower is stabilized by attaching members, which fasten the follower to the piston, such that the follower and piston move in unison, as a unit, within the cylinder..
04/10/14
20140096739
Crankshaft
A crankshaft comprising a plurality of main journal bearing surfaces (102), a plurality of connector rod bearing surfaces (104), and at least one oil feed passageway (110) internal to the crankshaft, each of the at least one oil feed passageways (110) communicating with an inlet (122) and a plurality of outlets (124) located within bearing surfaces (102, 104), and wherein the inlet (122) is located within a first main journal bearing surface, and at least one of the outlets (124) is located within a further main journal bearing surface, and an engine and a vehicle comprising such a crankshaft.. .
04/10/14
20140096738
Engine lubrication method
An engine lubrication method is provided. The four-cycle engine has an engine block having a cylindrical bore and an enclosed oil reservoir.
04/03/14
20140095053
Inter-cylinder air-fuel ratio variation abnormality detection apparatus for multicylinder internal combustion engine
An inter-cylinder air-fuel ratio variation abnormality detection apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus determines imbalance of an air-fuel ratio among the cylinders based on a difference between index values correlated with crank angular velocities detected in a set of opposite cylinders belonging to different banks and having crank angles different from one another by 360°; and carries out an air-fuel ratio feedback process for controlling an amount of injected fuel for each of the banks, wherein the apparatus comprises a correction unit correcting, before determining the air-fuel ratio imbalance, the difference between the index values in a direction of combustion improvement for opposite cylinders that are opposite to cylinders belonging to a bank identical to a bank of a cylinder with the most deviating index value from a standard value among all the cylinders and being other than the cylinder with the most deviating index value..
04/03/14
20140093861
Four bar drive link system 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 0, a pair of crank levers, a pair of coupling levers and a pair of pedal levers.
04/03/14
20140091128
Internal pipe line-up clamping module
A clamping module for a pipe line-up system uses bell crank linkages to transmit pipe alignment and clamping forces between radially moving clamping feet and a central axially moving driving head. The clamping feet are arranged in axially spaced sets to internally engage two pipe sections to be welded independently on either side of a weld zone between the pipe sections, with welding shoes in between the clamping feet and spanning the weld zone.
04/03/14
20140090935
All terrain vehicle
An all-terrain vehicle including a frame having longitudinally-spaced ends defining a first longitudinal axis, and an engine supported by the frame. The engine includes a crankshaft defining a second longitudinal axis substantially parallel to the first longitudinal axis..
04/03/14
20140090928
Steel pump jack with safety latch and method
An upper shackle assembly for a steel pump jack for a wood pole includes a u-shaped shackle component to receive the wood pole. The assembly includes a crank handle that extends through the shackle component and engages the pole to lower the pump jack down the pole.
04/03/14
20140090620
Internal combustion engine of modular construction with tilt top access and process for making same
This is a modular internal combustion engine with an upper and lower block construction comprising a lower block with multiple angles mating with the upper block and having an upper block construction that allows the upper block to tilt over for easy access to the crankshaft and other lower end components. An upper and lower block that can be die cast without cores.
04/03/14
20140090161
Hands-free toilet adapter
A toilet adapter which allows a user to lift the lid, the seat, and flush the toilet using three dedicated pedals and their respective actuating mechanisms. The lid pedal and the seat pedal utilize a crankshaft connection to rotate adapters that grasp the lid and the seat, raising the lid and seat as the pedal is pressed.
03/27/14
20140083800
Mechanical motion system for energy generation
Objective—create a mechanical system to manage the gravitational force exerted on a series of weights; with the ultimate goal of transferring this force to turn a shaft. The system consists of a fixed base and 2 types of mechanical modules.
03/27/14
20140083789
Motorcycle internal combustion engine
A motorcycle internal combustion engine including engine hangers capable of reducing the size of the internal combustion engine in an up-down direction. A motorcycle internal combustion engine includes a crankcase of the internal combustion engine with an oil filter attached to a front face thereof.
03/27/14
20140083385
Camshaft phaser with coaxial control valves
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.
03/27/14
20140083378
Combustion engine with a pair of one-way clutches used as a rotary shaft
Improvements in a combustion engine performance and reduced temperature of the combustion engine therefore resulting in an increase in the brake thermal efficiency where the pistons move linearly within the combustion cylinder. A pair of one-way clutches is used to convert the reciprocating linear motion into rotary motion without a crank shaft and without friction or power loss in the engine.
03/27/14
20140083219
Transmission assembly for a vehicle
A transmission assembly for a vehicle includes a transmission mechanism, a clutch unit and a switching mechanism. The transmission mechanism includes first and second gears meshing with each other.
03/27/14
20140083217
Radially reciprocating lock
The radially reciprocating lock includes an elongate, hollow cylindrical housing having a locking mechanism disposed therein. The locking mechanism includes an axially extending lock shaft and at least one crank disk attached to the shaft.
03/20/14
20140081564
Crankcase integrity breach detection
Methods and systems are provided for using a crankcase vent tube pressure or flow sensor for diagnosing a location and nature of crankcase system integrity breach. The same sensor can also be used for diagnosing air filter plugging and pcv valve degradation.
03/20/14
20140081551
Crankcase integrity breach detection
Methods and systems are provided for using a crankcase vent tube pressure or flow sensor for diagnosing a location and nature of crankcase system integrity breach. The same sensor can also be used for diagnosing air filter plugging and pcv valve degradation.
03/20/14
20140081550
Crankcase integrity breach detection
Methods and systems are provided for using a crankcase vent tube pressure or flow sensor for diagnosing a location and nature of crankcase system integrity breach. The same sensor can also be used for diagnosing air filter plugging and pcv valve degradation.
03/20/14
20140081549
Crankcase integrity breach detection
Methods and systems are provided for using a crankcase vent tube pressure or flow sensor for diagnosing a location and nature of crankcase system integrity breach. The same sensor can also be used for diagnosing air filter plugging and pcv valve degradation.
03/20/14
20140081548
Crankcase integrity breach detection
Systems and methods for monitoring crankcase ventilation system integrity are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises indicating a crankcase ventilation system degradation based on a lower vacuum than expected downstream of a pcv breather tube.
03/20/14
20140080333
Modular jack
A modular jack is composed of: a base connector installed on a printed circuit board, and a socket connector with a parallel crank mechanism at an extremity thereof, the parallel crank mechanism being slidably connected to the base connector and switching an upper housing between a raised state and a lowered state. When the upper housing is laid toward the front side of the socket connector, the socket connector can be housed inside the casing and both faces of the upper housing, the socket housing, and the base housing are made in a flat plate-like shape.
03/20/14
20140076596
Apparatus for detecting rammer tip-over
In an apparatus for detecting tip-over of a rammer equipped with a crankcase accommodating an output shaft rotatably connected to an engine, a movable unit accommodating a converter mechanism for converting rotation of the output shaft to vertical motion of a movable member, a tamping shoe connected to the movable unit, and a handle operable by an user, and adapted to thrust upward in the gravitational direction by the vertical motion of the movable member and go into a free fall to compact a ground surface, it is determined whether a detected engine speed becomes equal to or smaller than a threshold value set lower than an engine idling speed when the engine has been operated at a rammer working speed set greater than the engine idling speed, and if it does, it is discriminated that the rammer has tipped over.. .
03/20/14
20140076294
Crankcase ventilation via crankcase pulsation
Systems and methods for ventilating crankcase gases in a crankcase ventilation system via crankcase pressure pulsations are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises driving flow of crankcase ventilation gases through a crankcase of the engine from a fresh air inlet of the crankcase to an outlet of the crankcase via crankcase pressure pulsations while restricting backflow of crankcase ventilation gases from the outlet to the inlet, where the inlet and outlet are coupled upstream of an intake throttle of the engine..
03/20/14
20140076270
Rotary machine
A rotary machine is provided which includes a chamber. The chamber includes an island having an island outer surface.
03/20/14
20140076268
Engine
An engine includes: a cylinder; a first bearing that is at least partially integrally formed with the cylinder and configured to rotatably support a first shaft of a crankshaft; a second bearing that is at least partially integrally formed with the cylinder and configured to rotatably support a second shaft of the crankshaft; and a first crankcase member and a second crankcase member that include a resin-based material, and respectively constitute part and remaining part of a crankcase that houses the crankshaft. A connecting portion between the first crankcase member and the second crankcase member is continuously connected along substantially an entire length by at least one of fitting, bonding, and welding..
03/20/14
20140076259
Vehicle starting apparatus
There is provided a vehicle starting apparatus that reduces vibration of an engine caused when the engine starts so that vibration of the vehicle can be decreased. A vehicle starting apparatus according to the present invention is provided with an engine starting apparatus that starts an engine mounted in a vehicle, wherein before the engine is ignited, the engine starting apparatus makes a cranking rotation speed of the engine lower than a rotation speed corresponding to the resonance frequency of the engine, and after the engine has been ignited, the engine starting apparatus increases the rotation speed of the engine up to a rotation speed that is the same as or higher than said rotation speed corresponding to the resonance frequency..
03/20/14
20140076256
Constructed slide cam unit
A reciprocating internal combustion engine having a crankcase in which at least one cylinder and one piston are arranged, having a cylinder head sealing the cylinder, the inlet and outlet channels thereof being controlled by at least one gas exchange valve each, designed as an intake and exhaust valve, which can be actuated by cams of at least one camshaft and transfer elements driven thereby, wherein the cams are designed as slide cams having at least one cam per slide cam unit (1) which are arranged in a rotationally fixed but axially movable manner on a base shaft, wherein there is one device having at least one extendable actuator pin and which can be preferably electromagnetically actuated per slide cam unit (1) for adjusting the slide cam unit (1) to different axial positions via slide grooves (10, 11) on the circumference of the slide cam unit (1) interacting with the actuator pin, wherein the adjusting device is arranged in a stationary manner on a component of the internal combustion engine, wherein there is a device for fastening the slide cam unit (1) in the different axial positions and wherein the cam region and the slide groove region of the slide cam unit (1) are designed as separate cam (3) and slide groove components (2) which are fastened to each other.. .
03/20/14
20140076252
Electric phasing of a concentric camshaft
A concentric cam shaft assembly, including: a first camshaft; a second camshaft including at least a portion disposed radially within the first camshaft; and at least one phasing assembly including first and second electric motors and a first input gear arranged to rotate at a first speed in response to receiving rotational torque from a crankshaft of an engine. The rotational torque is arranged to rotate the first and second camshafts.
03/20/14
20140076249
Crankcase integrity breach detection
Methods and systems are provided for using a crankcase vent tube pressure or flow sensor for diagnosing a location and nature of crankcase system integrity breach. The same sensor can also be used for diagnosing air filter plugging and pcv valve degradation.
03/20/14
20140076178
Square baler comprising a stuffer
A stuffer includes an arm connected at a first pivot point to a crank arm that is driven to rotate at a multiple of the cycling rate of the plunger, and the arm is acted upon at a second pivot point by a cam track and follower arrangement selectively driven with the crank arm by a disengageable clutch.. .
03/20/14
20140075933
Exhaust-gas turbocharger having a ball-cock waste-gate valve with a stress-relieved crank arm
An exhaust-gas turbocharger has a turbine housing and a waste-gate valve of a ball-cock configuration which is arranged therein. The actuating crank of the waste-gate valve has a crank arm, to which the closing element is fastened, and a crank spindle which is connected integrally to the crank arm and is mounted in the turbine-housing wall.
03/13/14
20140074376
Method and system for engine speed control
Methods and systems are provided for accurately determining cylinder fueling errors during an automatic engine restart. Fueling errors may be learned during a preceding engine restart on a cylinder-specific and combustion event-specific basis.
03/13/14
20140074333
Control device for hybrid vehicle
An object of the present invention is to perform control such that a crankshaft is stopped at a target crank angle at the time of stopping an engine of a hybrid vehicle. According to the present invention, a process is periodically performed in which a crank angle predicted stop position is calculated based on a target engine rotation speed reduction rate that is calculated in advance, a crank angle integration target value is calculated based on the crank angle predicted stop position, the target engine rotation speed reduction rate is recalculated based on the crank angle integration target value and an actual crank angle, a target crank angle is calculated based on the crank angle integration target value and the target engine rotation speed reduction rate, a crank deviation angle is calculated based on the target crank angle and the actual crank angle, crank angle feedback torque of the motor is calculated based on the crank angle deviation angle, and a torque instruction value of the motor is calculated by adding basic torque of the motor and the crank angle feedback torque when the engine is stopped..
03/13/14
20140073480
Method for controlling a hybrid drivetrain
Method for controlling a hybrid drivetrain which has a drive engine and a dual-clutch gearbox which, to establish two power transmission paths, has a first and a second friction clutch and a first and a second component gearbox. An electric machine is connected to the second power transmission path downstream of the second friction clutch in the power flow direction.
03/13/14
20140073216
Flying toy configured to move by wing flapping
A flying toy capable of moving by flapping of wings includes an actuation mechanism, for the wings, comprising a crank drive rotated by a means providing the driving force, two flexible wings arranged symmetrically with respect to the vertical plane of symmetry of the toy and connected, at the wing bases, to the actuation mechanism. The wing bases are mounted oscillating about axes arranged on both sides of the vertical plane of symmetry of the toy.
03/13/14
20140072467
Compressor and oil-cooling system
A compressor may include a shell, a compression mechanism, a crankshaft, a bearing support, and a lubricant sump. The compression mechanism may be disposed in the shell and may compress a working fluid.
03/13/14
20140072450
System and method for diagnosing a fault in a switchable water pump for an engine based on a change in crankshaft speed
A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a pump control module and a pump diagnostic module. The pump control module commands a water pump to switch between on and off, wherein the water pump circulates coolant through an engine when the water pump switches on as commanded.
03/13/14
20140070753
System and method for control and analysis of a prime mover in an electrical machine using calculated torque
Apparatus for controlling and diagnosing a prime mover of a vehicle traction system includes an alternator having a rotor and coupled to a crankshaft of the prime mover, a source of electrical energy, a position sensor supplying a position signal representative of an angular position of the rotor, and a control computer. The computer supplies energy to the alternator to crank the prime mover at a controlled rate.
03/13/14
20140070674
Generator assembly and related devices
The current disclosure teaches and describes a generator assembly and related hand crank devices. One embodiment of the device may include a traditional generator, a handle and a crank link.
03/13/14
20140069400
Compound archery bow and firing system for the same
A spring loaded crossbow and, more particularly, a crossbow having a firing system with a single spring assembly and a pair of cranks each having a first leg engageable against the single spring assembly and second legs to support rotatable archery cams.. .
03/13/14
20140069398
Centrifugal precipitator for precipitating oil mist from the crankcase ventilation gas from an internal combustion engine
A centrifugal precipitator having a housing and a rotatable driven rotor for precipitating oil mist from crankcase ventilation gas of an internal combustion engine. The housing has an inlet for gas to be deoiled, a deoiled gas outlet and an oil outlet.
03/13/14
20140069363
Variable valve timing device
In a variable valve timing device, which varies the rotational phase of a camshaft through the relative rotation of a vane rotor and a housing and is provided with a lock mechanism that releases the lock thereof in response to the application of lock-release hydraulic pressure, the crank angle cca at which the application of lock-release hydraulic pressure is commanded is set variably in accordance with the pressure of the oil supplied for the application so that the lock-release hydraulic pressure rises at a crank angle at which the state of the cam torque becomes suitable for lock-release without relying on changes of time needed for the lock-release hydraulic pressure to raise resulting from oil temperature.. .
03/13/14
20140069359
Variable valve timing device
A variable valve timing device that allows a valve timing of an engine valve to be varied by relatively rotating a vane rotor and a housing. The variable valve timing includes a lock mechanism that releases the locking in accordance with the application of a lock releasing oil pressure.
03/13/14
20140069248
Stationery machine
A stationery machine is used to cut various patterns on a paper and contains a housing for covering a machine body; the machine body including a frame with a first side plate and a second side plate, the first side plate and the second side plate having a first elongated slot and a second elongated slot on two lower sides thereof; a first pressing roller having a first rotary shaft driven by a crank set and at least two transmission gears in different sizes; a second pressing roller having a second rotary shaft, the second rotary shaft of the second pressing roller having a driven gear; an abutting mechanism biasing the second pressing roller to move upwardly and downwardly so as to adjust a distance between the second pressing roller and the first pressing roller, and the driven gear meshing with the at least two transmission gears.. .
03/13/14
20140069237
Universal spare tire release tool kit
A tool kit for operating any one of a plurality of different underchassis spare tire storage systems for motor vehicles which operate by lowering to make a stored spare tire manually accessible. The tool kit comprises a cranked manual handle, at least one extension for modularly varying effective length of the tool, and a plurality of sockets for engaging the terminus of the drive system of many different motor vehicles having underchassis spare tire storage systems..
03/13/14
20140069231
Bicycle drive unit
A bicycle drive unit is provided that includes a motor, a crank axle, a power transmission axle and an output part. The motor includes a crank axle receiving hole.
03/13/14
20140069229
Bike extendable crank
A bike extendable crank includes an extendable crank unit. The extendable crank unit includes an immovable crank and a movable crank.
03/06/14
20140067242
Fuel pump prime activated by door sensor
An engine control system includes a fuel system including a first fuel pump in fluid communication with a fuel tank and a second fuel pump in fluid communication with the first fuel pump. A pump control module selectively turns on the first fuel pump when a door opens before an engine is started, the engine is not cranking and a rail pressure of the first fuel pump is less than a predetermined rail pressure..
03/06/14
20140067224
Wheel torque disturbance suppression control for vehicle hold before/during engine startup
A vehicle-hold control method is used to hold an engine-powered vehicle from rolling backward on a road gradient during an engine start. The engine shuts down when the vehicle is stopped following operation of the vehicle under engine power.


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