Abstract: This invention relates generally to an illuminated nock assembly and more particularly to an illuminating nock for use with an electrically conductive arrow shaft having a nock, illumination member, conductor, and a power source. The illumination member and conductor are in electrical communication with the power source. The nock has a step surface for sandwiching a first protrusion of the illumination member and a second protrusion of the conductor with the arrow shaft illuminating the nock assembly. The principle use is for archers however other applications will benefit from this invention. For example, emergency locators and outdoor lighting displays will benefit from this invention.
Abstract: This invention relates generally fluid mixer assembly and more particularly to an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) mixer comprising an inlet conduit, an exhaust conduit, and a shielded conduit. The shielded conduit is partially disposed in the inlet conduit and has a fluid diverting portion and fluid passing portion. The fluid diverting portion diverts intake air into a first fluid stream and a second fluid stream. Exhaust gas is passed through fluid passing portion and is mixed with the first fluid stream and second fluid stream generally at a point downstream of the shielded conduit.
July 17, 2000
Date of Patent:
August 6, 2002
Gordon H. Holze, Keith E. Lawrence, Samuel L. Montooth
Abstract: Past applications have found that a joint becomes damaged due to the high loading and vibration loads in which it encounters during operation. The counterbored joint utilizes the flexible shim that is larger than the body receiving bore. A undercut is machined into the body receiving bore which allows for the flexible shim to be placed within the body receiving bore between the first and second step surfaces. The first step surface is parallel to the second step surface which distributes stresses uniformly and helps in sealing. The principal use is for a cylinder liner joint, however any joint that is highly loaded or encounters vibrational loads will benefit from this invention. For example, a hydraulic joint that utilizes a piston in operation may be remanufactured with this invention.
Abstract: An exhaust gas recirculation system for use with an internal combustion engine comprising a heat exchanger, a first turbocharger, and a generator. The first turbocharger provides compressed fresh air to an intake manifold. The heat exchanger cools the exhaust gas for recirculation into the intake manifold. The generator provides turbocharger control by imparting stored energy back into the turbocharger. Turbocharger control allows the exhaust gas recirculation system to operate more efficiently and over a wide range of operating conditions.
Abstract: A slip joint for an engine exhaust system having a male and female manifold section which utilizes a sleeve assembly that is disposed about one of the manifold sections. The sleeve assembly has a positioning portion and locating portion. The positioning portion is in sealing engagement with one of the manifold sections and the locating portion is in resiliently sealing engagement with the other manifold section. The principle use is for exhaust manifold connections, however any joint that has thermal expansion or encounters vibrational loads will benefit from this invention. For example, exhaust gas recirculation systems may have passages connected with this invention.
Abstract: An exhaust manifold cooling assembly for an internal combustion engine having a turbocharger, an exhaust a manifold, heat exchanger, and an outer shell. Exhaust gas from the engine passes through the exhaust manifold, the turbocharger, and the heat exchanger. The cooled exhaust gases pass through a cooling passageway disposed about, generally surrounding and spaced from the exhaust manifold. Heat is further absorbed by the cooling exhaust gasses.
Abstract: A piston assembly for an internal combustion engine comprising an upper piston member, a piston skirt, and an insert which is fastened together. The insert is tapered and urges the piston skirt towards the upper piston member. The principle use is for light weight pistons having a skirt made of a lighter weight material, however any two piece piston assembly will benefit from this invention.
Abstract: Conventional gas compressors use dry gas sealing arrangements mounted on a shaft of the gas compressor. Functionally, for the dry gas sealing arrangement to properly seal, the concentricity of shaft and the dry gas sealing arrangement must be maintained at a close tolerance. Past assembly techniques have failed to mount such dry gas sealing arrangement to the shaft in an effective and efficient manner to control the concentricity during operation. The present method and apparatus for controlling the concentricity of a member with a centering device effectively and efficiently controls the concentricity between the member and the shaft. The structure of the centering device includes a first cylindrical portion, a second cylindrical portion and a transition portion. The first cylindrical portion is cantilevered about the shaft and centers a first end of the member. The second cylindrical portion and the transition portion form a mid-support for a second end of said member.
Abstract: A flywheel housing adapted for use with an engine. The engine has a cylinder block and the cylinder block defines a mating portion. The flywheel housing has a groove with an elastomeric seal disposed therein. The groove has an arcuate portion and a pair of leg portions and is in sealing engagement with the mating portion. The principle use is for flywheel housing made of aluminum, however any flywheel housing that has thermal stresses or encounters vibrational loads will benefit from this invention.
July 2, 1998
Date of Patent:
May 23, 2000
Marvin P. Schneider, Eric D. Hardin, David L. Oedewaldt