Patents Assigned to BorgWarner, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10816082
    Abstract: A vehicle driveline component having a housing, a shaft received in the housing, a lubricant pathway coupled to the shaft for rotation therewith, a sleeve disposed coaxially about the lubricant pathway, and a fluid feed conduit coupled to the component housing. The lubricant pathway is disposed helically about an exterior surface of the shaft. The sleeve has a feed port. The fluid feed conduit having an outlet that is in fluid communication with the feed port. Lubricant in the lubricant pathway that has been discharged from the outlet of the fluid feed conduit travels in a predetermined axial direction along the rotary axis of the shaft when the shaft rotates about the rotary axis in a predetermined rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Arie Alexiou, Jason P. Eldred, Ian D. Worcester, Hongtao Wang, Gurmeet Singh Bedi
  • Patent number: 10808821
    Abstract: A torque converter (10) translates torque between an internal combustion engine and an automatic transmission. The torque converter (10) includes a rotatable torque input member (20) adapted to be operatively coupled to a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine, and an impeller assembly (12) operatively coupled to rotate with the torque input member (20). The torque converter (10) further includes a turbine assembly (14) and a one-way clutch assembly (62). The turbine assembly (14) is fluidly connected in driven relationship with the impeller assembly (12) and adapted to be coupled to a rotatable transmission input shaft (56). The one-way clutch assembly (62) is disposed radially between the turbine assembly (14) and the transmission input shaft (56).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Papania, Chris Blair, Brett M. Peglowski
  • Patent number: 10808580
    Abstract: An electrically-actuated camshaft phaser including an electrically-actuated lock that includes a planetary gear assembly having a camshaft ring gear configured to be connected to a camshaft, a sprocket ring gear configured to receive rotational input from a crankshaft, and one or more planet gears engaging the camshaft ring gear and the sprocket ring gear, wherein the planetary gear assembly changes the angular position of the camshaft relative to the crankshaft; an electric motor, coupled to the planetary gear assembly, and a solenoid, wherein the electric motor controls the relative angular position of the crankshaft relative to the camshaft and the solenoid selectively moves a mechanical connection into locking engagement thereby preventing relative movement between the camshaft relative to the crankshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BORGWARNER, INC.
    Inventors: Chad McCloy, Braman Wing
  • Patent number: 10808782
    Abstract: A friction material includes a base, a deposit including a friction modifier, and a resin disposed throughout the friction material. The base includes aramid fibers present in an amount of from greater than 50 weight percent to 70 weight percent, based on a total weight of the base. The base also includes a filler present in an amount from 30 weight percent to less than 50 weight percent, based on a total weight of the base. The friction material is also free of a material having a thermal degradation temperature of less than 200° C. The friction material may have a porosity of from 60% to 85% as determined using ASTM D4404-10 and a median pore size of from 0.5 ?m to 50 ?m, as determined using ASTM D4404-10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Dong, Robert Lam, Deanna Higgins
  • Publication number: 20200325908
    Abstract: A turbomachine face seal includes a turbine wheel with a cylindrical shaft extending from the turbine wheel, defining an axis of rotation. The shaft may include a heat throttle, such as a piston ring and groove assembly, or a shaft weld pocket having an annular heat choke groove. Circumscribing the shaft is a casing and a seal ring having a groove with a seal element. To cool the seal element, a pressurized oil jet is directed toward the casing, and impinges against the casing. The oil jet may be angled or parallel with the axis of rotation. The casing may be configured to trap oil from the oil jet to cool the seal element. A second oil jet may be used for additional cooling. Alternatively, the turbomachine face seal may include a bellows, positioned between the casing and the shaft, which restricts entry of gasses and contaminants into the face seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Rajmohan Chandramohanan, Zachary Ashton, Michael Jay Burkett
  • Patent number: 10801579
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a centrifugal pendulum device (2) comprising a rotatable pendulum mass carrier (18) and at least one pendulum mass (28), which is arranged thereon to be moveable between two end positions relative to the pendulum mass carrier (18) due to at least one guide element (44) which extends in guide means (46, 48, 50) in the pendulum mass carrier (18) and the pendulum mass (28), wherein a damping element (52) is arranged on the pendulum mass (28) via which the pendulum mass (28) is supported or supportable on the pendulum mass carrier (18) before reaching at least one of the end positions, preferably both end positions. In addition, the present invention relates to a torsional vibration damper comprising such a centrifugal pendulum device (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventor: Oliver Groneberg
  • Patent number: 10793133
    Abstract: A system for controlling fluid flow to and from a clutch includes a motor, a pump, and a valve assembly. The valve assembly includes a housing defining an interior. The housing defines a first orifice operably coupled to the pump and a second orifice operably coupled to the clutch. The valve assembly also includes a piston operably coupled to the motor and disposed within the interior of said housing. The piston is movable between a first position for allowing the fluid flow between the first orifice and the second orifice, a second position for obstructing the fluid flow between the first orifice and the second orifice, and a third position for limiting the fluid flow between the first orifice and the second orifice. The valve assembly additionally includes a biasing member coupled to the piston. The biasing member biases the piston toward the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventor: Christian Flandrinck
  • Patent number: 10797546
    Abstract: An electric machine having a rotor with a rotor core formed out of magnetically permeable material and defines a plurality of poles. Each pole includes a plurality of discrete axially extending magnet slots with at least one permanent magnet in each magnet slot. Each pole has a radial centerline and includes a plurality of voids defined by the rotor core. For each pole the magnet slots include at least one central magnet slot and two outer magnet slots, the outer magnet slot are positioned on opposite circumferential sides of the radial centerline of the pole and are at least partially positioned radially outwardly of a radially outermost edge of the at least one central magnet slot. Each of the plurality of voids is spaced from each of the magnet slots and positioned circumferentially between the outer magnet slots and radially outwardly of the at least one central magnet slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventor: Seong Taek Lee
  • Patent number: 10784756
    Abstract: An electric machine having a housing assembly and a stator assembly coupled with a rotor assembly. A plurality of MOSFET assemblies are operably coupled with the stator assembly. The MOSFET assemblies are disposed in openings defined by the housing assembly and include a carrier that is secured within the openings with a press-fit engagement. The carrier defines an interior space extending the full longitudinal length of the carrier and includes at least one planar mounting surface wherein a MOSFET is mounted on the planar mounting surface. In some embodiments, the housing assembly includes an aluminum heat exchange member that defines an opening in which a MOSFET assembly is installed. The carrier may be formed by extruding copper and include longitudinally extending ribs that engage the housing assembly in press fit engagement. A method of manufacturing an electric machine is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Attila Nagy, Bruce Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10780773
    Abstract: A driveline comprising an electrical machine, a chain drive, a first planetary gear set, a second planetary gear set, a range selector, a differential, and an axle assembly, wherein the electrical machine is constructed and arranged to selectively transmit power to the differential through the chain drive, the first planetary gear set, the range selector, and the second planetary gear set or to selectively receive power through the chain drive, the first planetary gear set, the range selector, the second planetary gear set, and the differential, and wherein the range selector is configured to selectively shift the driveline into a high range, a low range, and a neutral mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Larry A. Pritchard, Philip John Francis
  • Patent number: 10781892
    Abstract: A press-fit check valve for a hydraulic tensioner includes a retainer, a seat, a ball, and a spring. The seat of the check valve is press-fit against the wall of the check valve counterbore of the hydraulic tensioner body. In some embodiments, the seat is cup-shaped to provide a predetermined level of press force retention of the press-fit check valve. In some embodiments, the seat includes a plurality of legs separated by leg openings. In some embodiments, a backflow path is provided past the press-fit check valve by a combination of the leg openings and at least one backflow slot through a flange of the retainer. In some embodiments, a lip at the outer end of the check valve counterbore prevents the seat from backing out of the check valve counterbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Keith B. Cobb, Matthew W. Crump, Dale N. Smith
  • Patent number: 10784736
    Abstract: A multi-phase electric machine having plurality of windings are mounted on the stator core that define a plurality of phases wherein, for each phase, the windings include at least two parallel windings, each winding comprising a pair of continuous wires which are connected in series. For each pole, the parallel windings fill one or more central slots and two outer slots. Each winding fills each central slot twice the number of times that the winding fills each outer slot to thereby define a slot fill ratio of 2:1 between central slots and outer slots and wherein each wire of the wire pair forming a winding fills the slots in a ratio that differs from the slot fill ratio. Phase shift end loops shift the windings from one outer slot to the other outer slot. Position change end loops alter the relative positions of the parallel windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventor: Kirk E. Neet
  • Patent number: 10774883
    Abstract: A clutch system includes a clutch plate and a reservoir coupled with the clutch plate. The reservoir is configured to receive bailed excess fluid from the clutch upon rotation of the clutch plate. The clutch system also includes a hydraulic control valve fluidly coupled with the clutch plate and the reservoir. A first fluid flow path is defined between the reservoir and the clutch plate. Moreover, the hydraulic control valve includes an orifice fluidly coupled with the reservoir and a lube valve configured to move between a closed position and an open position. Additionally, a cavity is defined in the hydraulic control valve. Finally, the movement of the lube valve between the open position and the closed position is controlled using the fluid from the reservoir which flows though the orifice and into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: James Detroyer, Calahan Campton, Michael Campbell
  • Patent number: 10774880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disk clutch (2) comprising a first disk carrier (18), a second disk carrier (24), and a disk set (34) assigned to the first and second disk carriers (18, 24), wherein the first and second disk carriers (18, 24) may be brought in a friction-locking way into rotary driving connection with one another via the disk set (34), and the first and the second disk carrier (18, 24) may additionally be brought in a positive-locking way into rotary driving connection with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Friedrich Philipp Brezger, Klaus Wolk
  • Publication number: 20200284186
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for controlling exhaust gas flow from a combustion engine to a turbocharger. The combustion engine includes a plurality of cylinders each with first and second exhaust valves, and the turbocharger includes first and second volutes with outlets that are separated by approximately 180°. The method includes: (i) directing exhaust flow from first and second cylinders into the first volute via a first exhaust channel by opening the first exhaust valve in the first and second cylinders; (ii) directing exhaust flow from third and fourth cylinders into the second volute via a second exhaust channel by opening the first exhaust valve in the third and fourth cylinders; and (iii) apportioning exhaust flow from each cylinder into the first and second volutes via the first and second exhaust channels by moving the second exhaust valve in each cylinder between a variety of positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventor: John Joseph Palko
  • Patent number: 10766349
    Abstract: A powertrain for a vehicle includes an internal combustion engine and a transfer case. The transfer case includes a primary output shaft, an electric motor, and a planetary gear set. The primary output shaft receives engine torque from the internal combustion engine. The electric motor includes a rotor and a stator. The planetary gear set includes a sun gear rotatably fixed to the rotor, a ring gear, planet gears arranged radially between and engaging the sun gear and the ring gear, and a planet carrier coupled to the planet gears and rotatably fixed to the primary output shaft. The ring gear is selectively groundable for selectively transferring torque between the electric motor and the primary output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventor: Larry A. Pritchard
  • Patent number: 10767518
    Abstract: A hydraulically operated camshaft phasing mechanism has two lock pins. One of the lock pins engages at an intermediate position and an end lock pin engages near one of the stops at the end of the phaser range of authority. At least one of the locking pins, preferably the end lock pin, when the vane is at an end stop position, is engaged by oil pressure and spring loaded to release when the oil pressure side of the end lock pin is vented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Franklin R. Smith, Daniel Brown
  • Patent number: 10766362
    Abstract: A transfer case comprises a primary output shaft, and a secondary output shaft selectively coupleable to the primary output shaft with a plate clutch to transfer torque therebetween. The plate clutch includes a housing, a plurality of interleaved plates that are engaged alternatingly with the primary output shaft and the housing to rotate therewith, and an apply plate non-selectively coupled to the primary output shaft to rotate therewith. The apply plate is moveable axially along the primary output shaft into a first configuration in which the apply plate is positively coupled to the housing to rotate therewith, a second configuration in which the apply plate rotates independent of the housing, and a third configuration in which the apply plate compresses the interleaved plates to form a friction coupling between the primary output shaft and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Larry A. Pritchard, Thaddeus R. Kopp, Jr., Branden L. Reeves, Philip J. Francis, Joseph D. Mastie
  • Patent number: 10753435
    Abstract: A hydraulic tensioner (10) and method of manufacture can include a housing (12), a piston (16) moveable from a retracted position toward an extended position with respect to the housing (12) in response to fluid pressure, and a tensioner spring (36) biasing the piston (16) toward the extended position. The hydraulic tensioner (10) can include a modular sleeve (14) supported by the housing (12) and defining an aperture (15) for slidably receiving the piston (16) and defining an expandable fluid chamber (18). The housing (12) can provide a fluid passage (39) for fluid communication between the expandable fluid chamber (18) and a source of pressurized fluid. The housing (12) can have a seat (25) in fluid communication with the aperture (15). An end (38) of the modular sleeve (14) can be seated with respect to a seat (25) of the housing (12) to seal the fluid passage (39).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Freemantle, Joseph P. Goodsell
  • Patent number: 10753464
    Abstract: A switch valve assembly controls first and second fluid flows in a hydraulic circuit defined by a valve body and a separator plate of a valve body assembly of a hydraulic control module. The valve body defines a fluid exit. The valve body is further defined as first and second body housings. The switch valve assembly includes a piston moveable between a first position for allowing the first fluid flow to flow and a second position for allowing the first and second fluid flows to flow into the fluid exit, and a biasing member coupled to the piston and biasing the piston from the second position toward the first position. The piston presents a regulating surface oriented with respect to the first axis. The first fluid flow fluidly engages the regulating surface in a manner that biases the piston into the first position in conjunction with the biasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Roskowski, Howard Saxon, Christopher Vangorder