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07/21/16
20160212885 
 Hybrid vehicle patent thumbnailnew patent Hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle has an internal combustion engine and a motor as a driving source, a transmission that changes a speed of rotation of the internal combustion engine or motor and transmits the rotation to driving wheels of the vehicle, a high-voltage battery that supplies power to the motor through an inverter, a cooling mechanism equipped with a pump to circulate a coolant and thereby cool the inverter, a coolant temperature measurement device that detects or estimates a temperature of the coolant, a low-voltage battery that supplies power to the pump, and a converter through which power is supplied from the high-voltage battery to the pump.. .
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211072 
 Ignition coil for internal combustion engine patent thumbnailnew patent Ignition coil for internal combustion engine
An ignition coil for an internal combustion engine includes a wire-wound resistor. The wire-wound resistor includes a core material, a conductor winding, a pair of metal caps disposed at both ends of the core material, the pair of metal caps in contact with the conductor winding, and a resin coating material disposed so as to be in close contact with the core material and the conductor winding.
Denso Corporation


07/21/16
20160209353 
 Control device and control  internal combustion engine patent thumbnailnew patent Control device and control internal combustion engine
A control device calculates an sox concentration in exhaust gas on the basis of a sensor output current when a voltage applied to a limiting current sensor is stepped down from a predetermined voltage value. The control device is configured to step up the voltage applied to the limiting current sensor to the predetermined voltage value when the temperature of the limiting current sensor is equal to or lower than a first predetermined temperature or when a condition in which the temperature of the limiting current sensor is predicted to be equal to or lower than the first predetermined temperature is established..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160209352 
 Gas sensor control device patent thumbnailnew patent Gas sensor control device
An o2 sensor includes a sensor element using a solid electrolyte layer and a pair of electrodes placed at a position to interpose the solid electrolyte layer, detects an exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine as an object of a detection, and outputs an electromotive force signal depending on an air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas. The sensor element is connected with a constant current circuit supplying a constant current that is prescribed.
Denso Corporation


07/21/16
20160208901 
 Complex cast component and casting method therefor patent thumbnailnew patent Complex cast component and casting method therefor
A complex cast component of an internal combustion engine, in particular a crankshaft or a camshaft, has a longitudinal axis, a plurality of regions, along the longitudinal axis, and a first cavity. Each of the plurality of regions has a certain cool-down rate during a solidification process of a casting process.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft


07/21/16
20160208761 
 Control  a vehicle patent thumbnailnew patent Control a vehicle
An internal combustion engine is provided that executes fuel injection and ignition with respect to a cylinder that remains stopped in an expansion stroke, and that performs ignition startup that starts up the internal combustion engine by rotationally driving a crankshaft by pressure of combustion accompanying the fuel injection. A motor generator (mg) that can rotationally drive the crankshaft is provided.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160208760 
 Holding device for fastening a fuel distributor to an internal combustion engine patent thumbnailnew patent Holding device for fastening a fuel distributor to an internal combustion engine
A holding device is used for fastening a fuel distributor to an internal combustion engine. A plurality of holding elements is provided, which are able to be fixed in place on the internal combustion engine via a fastener.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/21/16
20160208758 
 Plug-in pump for a common-rail system and engine arrangement having an internal combustion engine, having a common-rail system and having a plug-in pump patent thumbnailnew patent Plug-in pump for a common-rail system and engine arrangement having an internal combustion engine, having a common-rail system and having a plug-in pump
A plug-in pump for a common-rail system has a pump housing having a cylinder formed therein and a piston guided in the cylinder, a fuel inlet, and a fuel outlet. The pump housing also includes a plug-in section for inserting the pump housing into an opening of an engine component, and a flange that delimits the plug-in section, for fastening the pump housing to the engine component.
Continental Automotive Gmbh


07/21/16
20160208754 
 Fuel injection valve with cylinder internal pressure sensor patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel injection valve with cylinder internal pressure sensor
In the interior of a resin mold portion that constitutes a fuel injection valve, an amplifying member to which a power source terminal and a signal terminal are connected, is provided, a signal transmitting unit, which outputs a detection signal from a sensor, is connected electrically to a substrate of the amplifying member. Further, the amplifying member is molded integrally when the resin mold portion is formed.
Keihin Corporation


07/21/16
20160208745 
 Internal combustion engine patent thumbnailnew patent Internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine may include a housing and at least one cavity arranged therein for receiving a coolant flow. An exhaust gas cooler may be provided for cooling an exhaust gas flow.
Mahle International Gmbh


07/21/16
20160208735 
new patent

Complex-shaped forged piston oil galleries


A piston for an internal combustion engine including a cooling gallery and a complex combustion surface is provided. The piston includes an upper crown member joined to a lower member, for example by hybrid induction welding.
Federal-mogul Corporation


07/21/16
20160208734 
new patent

Sub-assembly consisting of a piston and an injection nozzle for an internal combustion engine


A sub-assembly may include a piston and an injection nozzle for cooling oil for an internal combustion engine. The piston may have a piston skirt and a piston head, where the piston may have a piston crown with an underside, a circumferential ring part, and in the region of the ring part, a circumferential cooling channel with at least one feed opening for the cooling oil.
Mahle International Gmbh


07/21/16
20160208733 
new patent

Piston comprising a piston head cooled by splash lubrication


A piston of an internal combustion engine may include a piston head, a piston hub and a connecting rod having a joint end connected via an articulated connection to the piston hub. A reservoir may be provided and configured to receive splash oil for cooling the piston head.
Mahle International Gmbh


07/21/16
20160208732 
new patent

Internal combustion engine with an electronically controlled tumble control valve


An internal combustion engine includes an ignition plug and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: (i) execute a lean-burn operation in a first operation region, (ii) execute an operation in a second operation region at an air-fuel ratio lower than an air-fuel ratio during the lean-burn operation, and (iii) control a gas flow in a cylinder so that a ratio of a change in a gas flow speed around the ignition plug during ignition to a change in an engine rotation speed in a first engine rotation speed region within the first operation region is smaller than the ratio in a second engine rotation speed region within the second operation region..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160208724 
new patent

Method of energizing a solenoidal fuel injector for an internal combustion engine


A method and apparatus for energizing a solenoidal fuel injector for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The fuel injector is electrically connected to a battery capable of providing a battery voltage and to a boost converter capable of providing a boost voltage that is higher than the battery voltage.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


07/21/16
20160208723 
new patent

System and process for predicting and preventing pre-ignition


A process and a system for preventing pre-ignition in an internal combustion engine (ice). The process includes providing an ice that has a combustion chamber and an exhaust.
Fev North America Inc.


07/21/16
20160208721 
new patent

Control apparatus and control internal combustion engine


A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine having a limiting current sensor includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: (i) calculate a parameter relating to sox contained in a detection subject gas using an output current of the sensor obtained when voltage reduction control is implemented to reduce an applied voltage applied to the sensor from a parameter calculation voltage; and (ii) implement the voltage reduction control when an oxygen concentration of the detection subject gas is less than a predetermined concentration or a low oxygen concentration condition, according to which an oxygen concentration of the detection subject gas is predicted to be less than a predetermined concentration, is established..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160208720 
new patent

Control spark-ignition internal combustion engine


When a catalyst of an internal combustion engine is not activated, a control apparatus retards the ignition timing of a spark plug, and thereby, executes a rapid warm-up control of the catalyst. However, on this occasion, when alcohol concentration ca is high, the control apparatus sets the ignition timing to a more advanced side than when the alcohol concentration ca is low.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160208719 
new patent

Control device for vehicular hydraulic pressure supply device


A control device for a vehicular hydraulic pressure supply device that controls the vehicular hydraulic pressure supply device provided with a mechanical oil pump that is driven by an internal combustion engine, an electric oil pump that is driven by an electric motor, and an oil passage that supplies oil discharged from the mechanical oil pump and the electric oil pump to a supply target.. .
Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160208687 
new patent

Multi-link piston-crank mechanism for internal combustion engine


A lower link (13) is formed such that outer circumferential sides of both end portions of a crankpin through-hole (21) are stiffer than a center portion of the crankpin through-hole (21), i.e. A bifurcation portion of a bifurcated shape thereof.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160208673 
new patent

Support ring for an exhaust gas duct system


A support ring (36) for an exhaust gas duct system, especially of an internal combustion engine of a vehicle, comprises a support element body (40) with a plurality of body segments (46, 48) and with a support arrangement (42) connecting the body segments (46, 48) to one another.. .
Eberspächer Exhaust Technology Gmbh & Co. Kg


07/21/16
20160208668 
new patent

Diagnostic exhaust gas purification apparatus (as amended)


A diagnostic apparatus for an exhaust gas purification apparatus including a selective catalytic reduction nox catalyst (scr catalyst) provided in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine, a supplying unit supplying ammonia or an ammonia precursor into exhaust gas flowing into the scr catalyst and a sensor, provided on a downstream side of the scr catalyst, detecting nox and ammonia in exhaust gas. The diagnostic apparatus calculates an amount of decline in output of the sensor due to a reaction between nox and ammonia at the sensor and performs a diagnosis of the supplying unit based on the calculated amount of decline in output of the sensor..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160208664 
new patent

System to generate pressurized air for hydro-excavation


A system to generate pressurized air for hydro-excavation includes an exhaust silencer configured to hold water and an exhaust manifold disposed through the silencer, where the exhaust manifold is configured to be in fluid communication with an internal combustion engine in order to receive exhaust gases to heat the exhaust silencer. In addition, the system includes a steam turbine configured to be driven by steam generated in the exhaust silencer, a primary steam line secured proximate to an upper end of the silencer to connect to the steam turbine, and an air compressor driven by the steam turbine to generate pressurized air.

07/21/16
20160208662 
new patent

Multi-link piston-crank mechanism for internal combustion engine


When the compression ratio of a variable compression ratio internal combustion engine (10) is set at a low compression ratio, a lubricating oil ejected from a lower link oil passage (25) is reflected by an upper link (11) at the piston top dead center, and supplied to a cylinder inside wall surface on the side on which a control link (15) is located in a view as viewed in the axial direction of the crank shaft. When the compression ratio of the variable compression ratio internal combustion engine (10) is set at a high compression ratio, the lubricating oil ejected from lower link oil passage (25) is reflected by upper link (11) at the piston top dead center, and supplied to the back side of the piston crown..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160208661 
new patent

Variable valve internal combustion engine


An variable valve apparatus for an internal combustion engine according to the invention includes a cam base member, an elastic member, a cam lobe member, and a mechanism for fixing the cam lobe member to the cam base member. The cam lobe member includes a main cam part, and a push part provided at a different position from this.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160208370 
new patent

Method for machining a cylinder wall of an internal combustion engine


A method for machining a wall of a cylinder of an internal combustion engine, in which recesses in the wall are introduced by mechanical machining. The invention is characterized in that the wall is radiated with a medium under high pressure after the mechanical machining in order to introduce micro-recesses..
Technische UniversitÄt MÜnchen


07/21/16
20160208189 
new patent

Lubricating composition containing a detergent


The invention provides a process to prepare a detergent in the presence of a polyether compound. The invention further provides for a lubricating composition containing the detergent.
The Lubrizol Corporation


07/21/16
20160208187 
new patent

Alkoxylated amides, esters, and anti-wear agents in lubricant compositions


The present disclosure provides an additive package for a lubricant composition that includes an alkoxylated amide, an ester, and an anti-wear agent including phosphorus, molybdenum, or a combination thereof. The present disclosure also provides a lubricant composition that includes a base oil, the alkoxylated amide, the ester, and the anti-wear agent including phosphorus, molybdenum, or a combination thereof.
Basf Se


07/21/16
20160208186 
new patent

Lubricating oil compositions with engine wear protection and solubility


As a minor component. In the above formula, q is nitrogen, sulfur or oxygen; a is a value from about 2 to about 6, c is a value from about 2 to about 6, e is a value from about 2 to about 6, g is a value from about 2 to about 6, i is a value from about 2 to about 6, and k is a value from about 2 to about 6; b is a value of 2a+q, d is a value of 2c+r, f is a value of 2e+s, h is a value of 2g+t, j is a value of 2i+u, and l is a value of 2k+v; q, r, s, t, u and v are independently a value of 0 or −2; with the proviso that not all of a, c, e, g, i and k are the same value.

07/21/16
20160207521 
new patent

Travel support device, travel support method, and drive support system


A travel support device includes a mode planner that plans a travel mode that is to be one of an ev mode and an hv mode that uses at least an internal combustion engine as a drive source, for each of a plurality of sections, and an execution determiner that determines to execute a travel mode planning with the mode planner on condition that the total amount of consumption energy required for traveling the travel route is larger than an energy equivalent value that is obtained by adding a first allowance value to a remaining charge of the battery. In executing a planning based on the determination by the execution determiner, the mode planner executes the travel mode planning while assuming that energy from which energy corresponding to a second allowance value, which is smaller than the first allowance value is excluded is energy required for travelling the travel route..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160207393 
new patent

Hybrid electric vehicle drive apparatus


A hybrid electric vehicle drive apparatus has a setting portion for setting a limit value of a driving torque that a motor outputs when driving a hybrid electric vehicle by the power of the motor only, based on a maximum torque that the motor enables to output and a starling torque used to start an internal combustion engine by the motor. The setting portion sets the limit value to a first value and sets the limit value to a second value which is greater than the first value when a vehicle speed of the vehicle does not increase even though an accelerator pedal position degree increases while the vehicle is being driven only by the motor..
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160207056 
new patent

Device for coating cylinder walls


A device for coating cylinder walls of an internal combustion engine forming a plurality of cylinders. A coating device is provided for each cylinder, the coating devices are controlled in such a way that the cylinder walls of all the cylinders are coated simultaneously..
Technische UniversitÄt MÜnchen


07/14/16
20160204724 

Phase control loop, generator control device and activating an electric drive system of a hybrid vehicle


The invention relates to a phase control loop for the rotational speed regulation of an electric generator fed by an internal combustion engine, having an input connection, which is designed to receive a rotational speed signal measured on a drive shaft of the electric generator, an amplitude determination device, which is coupled to the input connection and which is designed to determine the amplitude of rotational speed ripples of the measured rotational speed signal, a correction function device, which is coupled to the amplitude determination device and the input connection and which is designed to determine a rotational speed correction signal on the basis of the determined amplitude of the rotational speed ripple and of the measure rotational speed signal, a phase discriminator, which is coupled to the amplitude determination device and the correction function device and which is designed to determine a phase difference signal between the measured rotational speed signal and the rotational speed correction signal, wherein the correction function device is designed to regulate the rotational speed correction signal on the basis of the determined phase difference signal to a phase difference of zero, and a summing element, which is designed to subtract the rotational speed correction signal from the measured rotational speed signal and to provide a corrected rotational speed signal to an output connection of the phase control loop.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/14/16
20160202210 

Gas sensor control device


An o2 sensor includes a sensor element using a solid electrolyte layer and a pair of electrodes placed at a position to interpose the solid electrolyte layer, detects an exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine as an object of a detection, and outputs an electromotive force signal depending on an air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas. The sensor element is connected with a constant current circuit supplying a constant current that is prescribed.
Denso Corporation


07/14/16
20160202200 

Gas sensor device


A gas sensor device of the present invention, aiming sufficient correction results of an internal combustion engine under different operation conditions, includes a concentration sensor for measuring the concentration of gas and a pressure sensor for measuring the pressure of the gas. The gas sensor device also includes a measuring chamber incorporating the concentration sensor and the pressure sensor, and a processing circuit unit that adjusts a signal of the concentration sensor using a signal of the pressure sensor.
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.


07/14/16
20160202166 

Operating medium for a condensation nucleus counter for internal combustion engine exhaust gases


An n-alkane with the general chemical formula cnh2n+2 with an ordinal number n of ten, eleven or twelve is used as operating medium (7) for a condensation nucleus counter for exhaust gases from internal combustion engines (4) by which individual particles contained in the exhaust gas can be counted.. .
Avl List Gmbh


07/14/16
20160201770 

Hybrid drive device for a motor vehicle


A hybrid drive device for a motor vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, an electric machine, and two planetary gear trains which are shiftable into different gear stages by shifting elements and which are connectable via input elements and output elements with a driven input shaft and an output shaft and have shiftable transmission elements that can be coupled or braked. The internal combustion engine is in driving relation to a first input shaft and the electric machine is in driving relation to a second coaxial input shaft.
Audi Ag


07/14/16
20160201769 

Hybrid drive device for a motor vehicle


A hybrid drive device for a motor vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, an electric machine, and two planetary gear trains which are shiftable into different gear stages by shifting elements and brakes and which are connectable via input elements and output elements with a driven input shaft and an output shaft and have reaction elements which can be coupled or braked. The internal combustion engine is in driving relation to a first input shaft and the electric machine is in driving relation to a second coaxial input shaft.
Audi Ag


07/14/16
20160201717 

Double-link piston crank mechanism for internal combustion engine


An opening on one end side of a pin-boss oil passage opens to the inner circumferential surface of a pin boss part of an upper link, while an opening on the other end side thereof opens to the outer circumferential surface of the pin boss part of the upper link. A lower-link oil passage has a one-end-side opening structured to open to a pin-boss-facing surface of the lower link facing the outer circumferential surface of the pin boss part of the upper link and its other-end-side opening structured to open to a crankpin bearing surface.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160201636 

Internal combustion engine leakage detection apparatus


There is provided a leakage detection apparatus that can accurately detect a leakage condition in an internal combustion engine having a cylinder resting function. An ignition plug provided in the combustion chamber of a cylinder is made to generate an ignition signal at least once when based on an instruction from a cylinder resting control unit, a fuel injection valve and a valve driving mechanism are stopping the operation thereof; the leakage condition of the ignition plug is detected based on an output signal generated by an ion current detection circuit at a timing other than the timing when ignition discharge is caused..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/14/16
20160201632 

High pressure valve


A nozzle able to be arranged in a diesel injection system of the internal combustion engine of a vehicle comprises a fixed member provided with a nozzle seat at the centre of which there opens a discharge orifice, the fixed member comprising a cylindrical tubular part defining an inner guide cylinder extending axially from an open first end as far as the seat that forms the closed end of the guide cylinder, and a shut-off member arranged and guided in the guide cylinder, the shut-off member being able to move between a closed state (ef) when the shut-off member is in abutment against the seat and an open state (eo) when the shut-off member opens the discharge orifice.. .
Delphi International Operations Luxembourg S.À.r.l.


07/14/16
20160201620 

Intake system for internal combustion engine


An intake system for an internal combustion engine includes plural intake pipes being configured to be connected to cylinders of a main body of the internal combustion engine, respectively, an external gas distribution portion distributing a single type of an external gas to each of the plural intake pipes, a main body of the intake system including the plural intake pipes and the external gas distribution portion, and an external gas introduction passage being integrally formed with the main body of the intake system, the external gas introduction passage being configured to connect the main body of the internal combustion engine to the external gas distribution portion of the main body of the intake system, the external gas introduction passage serving as a single passage being configured to introduce the external gas from the main body of the internal combustion engine to the external gas distribution portion.. .
Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha


07/14/16
20160201618 

Air cleaner in particular of an internal combustion engine


An air cleaner of an internal combustion engine has a housing with a slide-in opening and receives a slide-in filter element through this opening. A cover element closes off the slide-in opening.
Mann+hummel Gmbh


07/14/16
20160201617 

Engine intake operating same


An engine system includes an internal combustion engine having an intake duct and an exhaust duct; a flow control module fluidly coupled to the intake duct; a compressor in fluid communication with the intake duct via the flow control module; a heat exchanger having an exhaust flow path in fluid communication with the exhaust duct, and having an oxidizer flow path, an outlet of the compressor being in selective fluid communication with the intake duct via the flow control module and the oxidizer flow path of the heat exchanger; a first temperature sensor in fluid communication with the intake duct; and a controller operatively coupled to the flow control module and the first temperature sensor, the controller being configured to actuate the flow control module between a first configuration and a second configuration based at least in part on a signal from the first temperature sensor.. .
Caterpillar Inc.


07/14/16
20160201595 

Crankcase ventilation system geometry optimization


An internal combustion engine having an oil drain opening connected to an oil drain passage in a cylinder head for simultaneously providing flow of oil to a crankcase and blow-by gases to a crankcase ventilation whereby the geometry of the oil drain opening and oil drain passage are such that the velocity of blow-by gas flow through the oil drain opening is limited.. .
Caterpillar Inc.


07/14/16
20160201594 

Internal combustion engine


A controller is provided that performs first injection that executes fuel injection with lower injection rate and subsequently performs second injection with higher injection rate. The controller configured to determine a target value for fuel pressure drop amount or difference between pressure of fuel within a fuel injection valve at starting point of the first injection and pressure of fuel within the fuel injection valve while the first injection is performed, and stop supply of command signal to the fuel injection valve once fuel pressure drop amount in the first injection becomes greater than target value for the fuel pressure drop amount, and supply command signal once the fuel pressure drop amount in the first injection becomes smaller than the target value for the fuel pressure drop amount..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/14/16
20160201589 

Control device for internal combustion engine


A control device for an internal combustion engine includes an electronic control unit configured to switch a control algorithms for a calculation of a command value of the actuator between a first control algorithm and a second control algorithm. The electronic control unit is configured to calculate a value obtained by adding a value of a term of the second control algorithm changing in accordance with the deviation calculated in a present control cycle to the command value calculated in a previous control cycle in accordance with the first control algorithm as a value of the command value calculated in the present control cycle in a first control cycle after switching from the first control algorithm to the second control algorithm.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/14/16
20160201588 

Universal control and evaluation unit particularly for operation of a lambda probe


A control and evaluation unit for the operation and evaluation of at least one sensor, in particular for the operation and evaluation of at least one lambda probe of an internal combustion engine, signal inputs being disposed for the reception of analog measured signals of the at least one sensor, received analog measured signals being digitized by way of an analog/digital converter, a signal transfer unit, by way of which digitized signals are transferred to a calculation unit, being disposed, and provision being made in particular that the signal inputs are switchable by way of a multiplexer.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/14/16
20160201578 

Electric air flow control device for internal combustion engines


The purpose of this invention is to achieve an electric air flow control device comprising a motor rotor bearing structure having excellent wear resistance even with loads from striking caused by a high vibrational environment specific to an internal combustion engine. A cylindrical sintered metal slide bearing is used in at least one of a front bearing (16) and a rear bearing (17) that support a rotor shaft (14) of a motor (3) that is the rotary control drive source of a throttle valve (7) that controls the intake air flow to an internal combustion engine, and the bearing design is such that the relationship of the radial crushing strength and the compressive deformation rate of the cylindrical sintered metal bearing has the mechanical properties of a maximum radial crushing strength of 230 n/mm2 or greater and a maximum compressive deformation rate of 3.5% or greater at the maximum radial crushing strength..
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.


07/14/16
20160201554 

Piston arrangement and internal combustion engine


A piston arrangement comprising a cylinder, a piston head movable along a piston axis within the cylinder, a con rod, and a track having a path; wherein the con rod has a first end which is coupled to the piston head and a second end which is coupled to the track; wherein the track is adapted to be moved relative to the cylinder and is shaped such that, as the track moves relative to the cylinder, the piston head moves in reciprocating motion along the piston axis in accordance with the path of the track; wherein the path of the track is shaped such that piston head displacement is non simple harmonic with respect to displacement of the track relative to the cylinder. Also an internal combustion engine including the piston arrangement..
Newlenoir Limited


07/14/16
20160201553 

Compound supercharged internal combustion engine systems and methods


A supercharge compound configuration of a forced induction intake and/or breather system for an internal combustion engine is provided. The system may be configured to improve the power output of an internal combustion engine when considered against similar internal combustion engines with conventional forced induction systems.
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation


07/14/16
20160201546 

Thermostat valve for a combustion engine


The invention relates to a thermostat valve for an internal combustion engine, comprising a housing having a plurality of cooling fluid connections and comprising at least two hollow valve elements, which are arranged adjacent to one another and are mounted in the housing so as to be rotatable about a common rotational axis, wherein the valve elements each have at least one opening which is formed in the region of their shell surface, wherein the openings can be connected selectively to one or more, of the cooling fluid connections of the housing by rotating the valve elements, wherein drive means are provided with which a first of the at least two valve elements can be rotated between two end positions, wherein a second of the at least two valve elements can be coupled selectively to the first valve element and decoupled from the first valve element, wherein in the state in which it is coupled to the first valve element the second valve element is also driven in rotation by a rotation of the first valve element, and wherein coupling means are provided which are actuated by rotating the first valve element into the first end position, in such a way that the second valve element is coupled to the first valve element, and which are actuated by rotating the first valve element into the second end position in such a way that the second valve element is decoupled from the first valve element.. .
Illinois Tool Works Inc.


07/14/16
20160201538 

Exhaust purification system for an internal combustion engine


In an internal combustion engine, a hydrocarbon feed valve and an exhaust purification catalyst are arranged in an engine exhaust passage. A first nox removal method which reduces nox contained in an exhaust gas by a reducing intermediate which is generated by injecting hydrocarbons from the hydrocarbon feed valve within a predetermined range of period and a second nox removal method in which an air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust purification catalyst is made rich by a period which is longer than this predetermined range are used.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/14/16
20160201524 

Bridge assembly having motion-limited valve


A bridge assembly is disclosed for use with an internal combustion engine. The bridge assembly may have a valve bridge, a cylindrical housing disposed within the valve bridge, and a plunger disposed in the cylindrical housing and protruding from the valve bridge.
Caterpillar Inc.


07/14/16
20160201523 

Compact valve bridge assembly having cartridge insert


A valve bridge assembly is disclosed for an internal combustion engine. The assembly may have a valve bridge with a center portion, opposing lateral extensions, a bore passing through first and second ends of the center portion, and an internal annular shelf.
Caterpillar Inc.




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