Patents Assigned to Mark IV Systemes Moteurs
  • Patent number: 8387581
    Abstract: A subassembly for a valve device for controlling air flow in an intake manifold. The subassembly includes a cartridge including a plurality of compartments having partially open opposing sidewalls, wherein adjacent partially open side walls of adjacent compartments are spaced apart a distance to define a groove therebetween, a plurality of partitions each having a through-hole therein and being disposed in the grooves defined between adjacent partially open side walls of the adjacent compartments. The partitions complete the formation of the opposing side walls of the adjacent compartments and each compartment is alignable with an air intake runner of an intake manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Mark IV Systemes Moteurs USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Iliya Goldin, Raffik Said, Eric E. Pain, Thomas Kern, Francis V. Rolland
  • Patent number: 8316812
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an actuator for regulating the flow of fluids in first and second flow paths of an internal combustion engine. The actuator includes a motor having a rotatable drive shaft, a gear assembly driven by the drive shaft of the motor, and first and second output shafts rotated in opposite directions by the gear assembly. The first and second output shafts are operatively linked to valves in the first and second flow paths, respectively, to regulate the flow of fluids in the first and second flow paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Mark IV Systemes Moteurs USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen G. Crowley, Francis V. Rolland, Thomas Kern
  • Patent number: 8119046
    Abstract: An extruded multilayer seal member having an expanded temperature range and an improved compression set resistance wherein the seal member comprises a first fluoroelastomer as the inner layer of the multilayer seal member and a second elastomer as the outer layer of the multilayer seal member; and a method for manufacturing the multilayer seal member which comprises extruding a multilayer tubular structure, crosslinking the extruded multilayer tubular structure on a mandrel, cutting the multilayer tubular structure to provide a plurality of uniform seal members and recovering the seal members, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Mark IV Systemes Moteurs USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Duke, Eric Frey, Kenneth Scott Jackson, John Mobley, Francis V. Rolland, Edi J. Wink
  • Patent number: 8082900
    Abstract: A method for producing a support plate (1) for valve bodies includes: i) providing a base armature (22) including an even number of portions of pipes (4, 4?); ii) arranging a valve body (5) on portions (19) of the base armature (22) forming temporary reception zones for a valve body (5); iii) mounting the control axis through bearings (7 and 9) and the transverse groove of each valve body (5); iv) molding onto the control axis a bearing support for each valve body (5) and a mounting insert in the corresponding guide bearing (7); v) mounting each valve body (5) on the corresponding bearing support by sliding on the control axis, and vi) inserting mounting inserts in the corresponding guide bearings (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Mark IV Systemes Moteurs (SAS)
    Inventors: Laurent Germain, Denis Menin, Richard Komurian
  • Patent number: 8074616
    Abstract: Apparatus includes a motor-vehicle, internal-combustion-engine air intake manifold having an intake-manifold first shell attachable or monolithically joined to an intake-manifold second shell to surround an internal manifold volume. The first shell has a wall with at least a portion having undulating concave and convex regions as defined exterior to the internal manifold volume of the attached or monolithically-joined first shell and second shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Mark IV Systemes Moteurs USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis V. Rolland, Thomas E. Rossman, Allen G. Crowley, Raffik Said
  • Patent number: 8028677
    Abstract: An assembly for controlling an air intake runner of an air intake manifold. The assembly includes a cartridge including a plurality of compartments. Each of the compartments has a plurality of that are joined to define a central opening and an outer perimeter. Adjacent compartments are spaced apart to define a groove between each of the compartments. The assembly also includes bushing carriers that are configured to be snap-fit into one of the grooves of the cartridge. The assembly further includes bushings configured to rotatably fit within the central openings of the bushing carriers. Each of the bushings has an outer rim and an open center. Flaps including a slot and having a shape configured to substantially adjustably seal the central opening are also included and a shaft is included that extends through the slots of the flaps and the open centers of the bushings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Mark IV Systemes Moteurs USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Iliya Goldin, Raffik Said, Eric E. Pain, Thomas Kern, Francis V. Rolland
  • Publication number: 20110107996
    Abstract: Process for producing an intake manifold with several pipes provided with valves and ending at the level of a common plate that defines a contact surface with the cylinder end block. This process includes: Providing a functional unit [shaft (5)/valves (6)], parts (7) to be inserted that form bearings, and a manifold body (1?) or splitter body (1); Installing the functional unit [shaft (5)/valves (6)/parts forming bearings (7)] in end portions (2?) of the pipes (2), and recesses and/or housings for the receiving (8, 9) of the plate (4); Implementing an over-molding at the level of the plate (4), the material connected by over-molding ensuring, the mechanical locking of the components of the completed functional unit in their recesses and/or housings that respectively receive them and that constitute formations that work with or produce the sealing against gases between the end portions and the cylinder head block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: MARK IV SYSTEMES MOTEURS
    Inventors: Denis MENIN, Arnaud LAMBERT
  • Publication number: 20100251813
    Abstract: A device for monitoring circulation of a fluid at a first opening includes a housing through which fluid passes, the first opening to be monitored, at least a second opening that empties into a chamber of the housing, and a sealing element that can shift or be moved, in a reversible manner, from one closed position in which it seals the first opening to at least one open position in which it releases the opening and allows fluid circulation. The sealing element is capable of being deployed in the chamber, and its movement is controlled by at least one activating element. The sealing element includes a moving body that forms a piston whose one end part is configured to seal the first opening and a portion of membrane is sandwiched between the end part of the moving body and at least the edge that forms a seat of the first opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: MARK IV SYSTEMES MOTEURS
    Inventors: Nicolas BECKER, Alexandre FLORANC, Francois COTTET, David GUYON
  • Patent number: 7770547
    Abstract: A water outlet chamber-type regulating device includes a chamber component having an inlet and an outlet for a fluid to be regulated, and including a member for regulating the flow, the member having a valve component translatingly movable and configured to close a passage cross-section between the inlet and the outlet, and is rigidly fixed to a control shaft. The chamber component includes at least one opening formed in its lateral wall, and the control shaft carries a second closing component, which is integral in translation with the shaft and is positioned on the shaft and has a shape that is configured to regulate the flow of water passing through the opening as a function of the regulation of the flow in the region of the passage cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Mark IV Systemes Moteurs (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Richard Komurian, Pascal Corduan
  • Patent number: 7771502
    Abstract: An air-filter device for a motor vehicle, having a casing and a filtering body separating the clean and dirty compartment, and also having a supporting body for the filtering body and a compression body designed to co-operate mechanically with the supporting body, these bodies being mounted in the manner of sliding drawers in an intermediate mounting compartment; the contact surfaces in mutual sliding bearing of the support and compression bodies are inclined in such a way that the forced stress position leading to a compression of the seal of the filtering body is achieved by displacement of the compression body in the direction of extraction and in that the control device, bringing about this displacement, stresses the supporting body and/or the casing in order to achieve the displacement of the compression body in a forced stress position, at least at the end of displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Mark IV Systemes Moteurs (SAS)
    Inventors: Laurent Germain, Fran├žois Cottet, Hugues Winkelmuller
  • Patent number: 7726266
    Abstract: A cooling circuit comprises a cylinder block and a cylinder head block, these blocks each including cooling elements the form of integrated portions of circuit. The cooling circuit also includes at least a first, a second and a third separate external loops for external recirculation or reinjection mounted in parallel and looped on the integrated cooling elements. A circulating pump is connected fluidically to the integrated cooling element and to the three recirculation loops causing the fluid to circulate in the integrated cooling element and in the three recirculation loops. The at least three recirculation loops offer at least one common fluid node and are at least partially overlapping. A single actuator controls the flow of liquid circulating in the at least three recirculation loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Mark IV Systemes Moteurs (SAS)
    Inventors: Richard Komurian, Julien Peuch
  • Patent number: 7690334
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multifunctional module for an internal-combustion engine, forming a structural assembly and incorporating the functions of cooling the exhaust gases, regulating the re-injection of the exhaust gases and regulating, at least in part, the circulation flows in the cooling circuit of said engine, said structural assembly being in the form of a constructional and functional unit intended to be fitted to the engine block and incorporating, on the one hand, at least a portion of an exhaust gas recirculation circuit and a heat exchanger for cooling said gases and, on the other hand, at least a portion of the engine cooling circuit, with at least the water-outlet housing, multifunctional module characterised in that the heat exchanger has a tank arranged in the region of an end of the constructional and functional unit and made from a synthetic thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Mark IV Systemes Moteurs (SAS)
    Inventors: Pascal Corduan, Marco Gallino, Jacques Vetois
  • Publication number: 20090194060
    Abstract: A method for producing a support plate (1) for valve bodies includes: i) providing a base armature (22) including an even number of portions of pipes (4, 4?); ii) arranging a valve body (5) on portions (19) of the base armature (22) forming temporary reception zones for a valve body (5); iii) mounting the control axis through bearings (7 and 9) and the transverse groove of each valve body (5); iv) moulding onto the control axis a bearing support for each valve body (5) and a mounting insert in the corresponding guide bearing (7); v) mounting each valve body (5) on the corresponding bearing support by sliding on the control axis, and vi) inserting mounting inserts in the corresponding guide bearings (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: MARK IV SYSTEMES MOTEURS
    Inventors: Laurent GERMAIN, Denis MENIN, Richard KOMURIAN
  • Publication number: 20090071430
    Abstract: This invention relates to a double-plenum or double-chamber inlet manifold or splitter, made up of a structural unit comprising two distinct coupled plenums with a common wall, an inlet opening for each of the two plenums and several pipes through each of the said plenums, the said superimposed plenums having substantially flattened general structures and forming, with their respectively connected inlet openings and pipes, two independent circulation circuits running from the entrance at the inlet openings to the outlet at the external openings of the pipes, the said external or outlet openings of the pipes being grouped in pairs, with each pair having an opening of each of the two types of pipes; the manifold comprises two one-piece parts assembled together, in a gas-tight manner, at the continuous assembly areas, a first part incorporating at least the two inlet openings and first portions of the walls of the two plenums, contiguous to the said openings and the second part incorporating the pipes and second
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: MARK IV SYSTEMES MOTEURS (SAS)
    Inventors: Laurent Germain, Denis Menin
  • Publication number: 20080308049
    Abstract: Cooling circuit for an internal combustion engine including a cylinder block and a cylinder head block, these blocks each including cooling means in the form of integrated portions of circuit, the cooling circuit also including at least a first, a second and a third separate external loops for external recirculation or reinjection mounted in parallel and looped on the said integrated cooling means and a circulating pump connected fluidically to the integrated cooling means and to the three recirculation loops, causing the fluid to circulate in the said integrated cooling means and in the said three recirculation loops; the at least three recirculation loops offer at least one common fluid node and are at least partially overlapping, a single actuator controlling the flow of liquid circulating in the at least three recirculation loops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: MARK IV SYSTEMES MOTEURS (SAS)
    Inventors: Richard KOMURIAN, Julien PEUCH
  • Publication number: 20080111092
    Abstract: Valve unit with a sliding throttle-chamber, comprising a valve body with an exchange or distribution chamber adapted to receive a sliding throttle-chamber of which the position of translation in the chamber defines ways of fluid communication between a primary inlet opening and at least two secondary outlet openings that can be selectively blocked or released by said throttle-chamber; the sliding throttle-chamber has a composite structure and consists of a first part controlling the fluid communication of said, at least, one secondary or radial outlet opening with the chamber and a second part controlling the fluid communication of the secondary or axial outlet opening with the chamber, the two parts of the throttle-chamber being linked together by a driving link in translation with a dead or non-driving area between the two extreme translation positions of said throttle-chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Applicant: MARK IV SYSTEMES MOTEURS (SAS)
    Inventors: Richard KOMURIAN, Julien PEUCH, Nicolas BECKER, Hugues WINKELMULLER, Alexandre FLORANC
  • Patent number: 7353801
    Abstract: A valve regulating device intended to regulate the circulation of a fluid in the region of an opening, said device consisting of a pivoting valve body, of an annular support body integrating two opposing bearings mounting said valve body in a rotational manner, and of a control pin, wherein said valve body may be displaced in rotation between a totally open position and a closed position, in which it rests against the annular seat provided by the support body; the support body is provided with a seal with a first extending functional segment and a second extending functional segment having protruding lateral extensions, for example in the form of ribs, on the face of the support body that bears against the edge of the opening, said extensions also being interconnected by intermediate joining portions, which also extend in a protruding manner over the bodies of the two opposing bearings so as to provide a continuous peripheral seal around the opening when the regulating device is mounted on said opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Mark IV Systemes Moteurs
    Inventors: Hugues Winkelmuller, Steve Block, Philippe Rohmer
  • Publication number: 20070245984
    Abstract: A water outlet chamber-type regulating device includes a chamber component having an inlet and an outlet for a fluid to be regulated, and including a member for regulating the flow, the member having a valve component translatingly movable and configured to close a passage cross-section between the inlet and the outlet, and is rigidly fixed to a control shaft. The chamber component includes at least one opening formed in its lateral wall, and the control shaft carries a second closing component, which is integral in translation with the shaft and is positioned on the shaft and has a shape that is configured to regulate the flow of water passing through the opening as a function of the regulation of the flow in the region of the passage cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: MARK IV SYSTEMES MOTEURS (SOCIETE ANONYME)
    Inventors: Richard Komurian, Pascal Corduan
  • Patent number: 7234453
    Abstract: A multifunctional module for internal combustion engine, forming a structural assembly and incorporating the functions of exhaust gas cooling and regulation, at least in part, of the circulation flows in said engine's cooling circuit, comprising a first functional unit incorporating, on the one hand, a part at least of an exhaust gas recirculation circuit and a heat exchanger for cooling the gases, preferably of elongated form, together with at least one gas flow regulation/diversion component, and, on the other hand, a part at least of the engine cooling circuit, with at least the water outlet casing and a thermostatic component for regulating the flow therein; the structural assembly comprises a second functional unit in the form of a substantially flat, plate-shaped body, consisting of a stiffening and fixing plate for the first functional unit and a thermal isolation interface between the first functional unit and the engine block; the plate-shaped body comprises on one of its faces sites for fitting and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Mark IV Systemes Moteurs (SAS)
    Inventors: Marco Gallino, Anthony Alves, Jacques Vetois
  • Patent number: 7222592
    Abstract: A water out-let box comprising a regulating thermostat principally made up of a valve to block an opening of a passage emerging in the box, the valve being stressed against its seat, formed by the peripheral edge of the above-mentioned opening, by an elastic loading means and moved away from the seat by a pressure means that reacts to heat, the means with opposed actions resting, directly or indirectly, on a stress-absorbing clamp which also ensures that the thermostat is mounted and positioned in cooperation with an opposed bearing. Box is produced in a thermoplastic material and comprises, on the internal face of its constitutive wall (1?), at least two internal protrusions (10, 10?) providing permanent support surfaces (10?) for the clamp (9) of the thermostat (2), before and after installation of the box (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Mark IV Systemes Moteurs
    Inventors: David Guyon, Claude Vallet, Richard Komurian