Abstract: A method of securing intake tubes in an intake manifold is provided in which leakage of brazing material from the joint between the intake tubes and the intake tube mounting rings is prevented. For securing each intake tube in the intake manifold, the intake tube 3 is fitted into the intake tube mounting ring 5. Then, a jig 13 of a tubular shape is inserted into insert areas of the intake tube 3 and the intake tube mounting ring 5. The jig 13 includes separate sections 16 defined by slits extending to a predetermined length in parallel to the axis and has a plurality of projections 19 and 20 provided on the outer side of the separate sections 16 thereof. A bar-like pressing tool 14 reduced in the diameter towards its front end is inserted into the interior of a tubular shape of the peen locking jig 13, and it is then advanced relatively towards the insert area by the action of pressing means.
Abstract: A mounting structure is provided for an EGR valve or an EGR tube. The EGR valve or the EGR tube is made of stainless steel or cast iron which is high in the physical strength at a high temperature. The EGR valve or the EGR tube is mounted to an intake manifold made of aluminum by means of bolts or stud bolts. The EGR valve or the EGR tube has female threads provided therein into which the bolts or stud bolts are screwed. The intake manifold has through holes provided therein through which the bolts or stud bolts extend.
Abstract: A method for producing a connector for a fuel injection nozzle of an internal combustion engine and a method of producing the connector at a reduced cost are disclosed wherein the connector has light weight and exhibits excellent dimensional accuracy. The connector 20 includes a cylindrical fuel injection nozzle fitting portion 21 of which one end is designed to have a flared peripheral surface 23 and of which the other end includes a delivery pipe connecting portion 22 having a diameter smaller than that of the cylindrical fuel injection nozzle fitting portion 21. A plate-shaped position determining portion 24 is formed integral with the flared peripheral surface 23 of the cylindrical fuel injection nozzle fitting portion 21 at a predetermined position. The position determining portion 24 is for determining the position of the connector relative to the fuel injection nozzle and is angularly bent relatively to the injection nozzle fitting portion. The connector is made entirely of a sheet metal.
Abstract: A surge tank structure in an intake manifold has a serge tank to which a plurality of branch tubes are joined at one end. The branch tubes are joined at the other end to a cylinder head mounting flange, and one end of each branch tube in the surge tank is enlarged to have a horn-like shape. The serge tank comprises a main body and a top plate. The main body has through holes provided therein for accepting the branch tubes and has its top side opened. The top plate is joined in a plane to the top of the main body. The main body has a bottom which has engagement recesses formed by raised portions, so that each engagement recess has a horn-like surface that conforms to the horn-like shape of one end of each branch tube.
Abstract: An intake manifold is provided in which blow-by gas is distributed uniformly and readily to the cylinders of an engine. The intake manifold 10 is made of aluminum and has a blow-by gas passage 14 formed integral with a collector 11 as ridged on the collector 11 and located adjacent to the proximal ends of intake manifolds 12a,12b, 12c, and 12d, which are mounted vertically of the collector 11, to extend at a right angle to the axes of the intake manifolds 12. Mounting rings 20 are provided next to the ridged block-by gas passage 14 for accepting the proximal ends of the intake tubes 12.
Abstract: The present invention provides a retainer for a pipe connecting device, capable of being disengaged from a pipe without using any special disconnecting tool when disconnecting the pipe from the connector housing, and of remaining on a connector housing without being separated together with the pipe from the connector housing when the pipe is disconnected from the connector.
A retainer (17) of an elastic material is interposed between a pipe (14) and a connector housing (15) in a known manner. When the pipe connecting device is in a connecting state, first catching edges (26a) of a pair of flexible catching parts (26) formed in a middle part of the retainer (17) are in engagement with a stopping protrusion (18) formed on the pipe (14), second catching parts (26b) lie in openings (20) formed in the connector housing (15) and are in engagement with support bars (19). Parts near the pair of second catching edges (26b) are connected integrally by fixed walls (28) serving as a spacing means.
Abstract: There is provided a pipe connector connection checking assembly in which it can surely be checked that a male connector is incompletely connected with a female connector. A connection checking member is formed with an ear portion for integrally connecting a pair of claws disposed opposingly and a portion having a low strength formed at a portion except the ear portion, and the claws of the connection checking member are inserted into holes in the female connector. When the connection checking member is pulled outward in the state in which the male connector is incompletely inserted into the female connector, the portion having a low strength is broken before the engagement of the claws is released.
Abstract: A heat exchanger comprises a tube 11 and fin plates 12 attached to the outer surface of the tube. Each fin plate 12 is in the form of a strip sheet which is wider than the diameter of the tube 11, and each fin plate 12 is fitted on the tube 11 and has a semicylindrical recess 20 in the form corresponding to the cylindrical shape of the tube 11. Flat fins 21 extend from both sides of the semicylindrical recess 20. Cut pieces 22a are formed each by a U-shaped cut 22 at a predetermined pitch in the longitudinal direction of the semicylindrical recess 20, and each cut piece is erected outwardly of the semicylindrical recess to thereby form an upstanding fin 23, which is formed on a first fin plate element 18 as well as a second fin plate element 19. Straight tube portion 15 of the tube 11 is fitted between the semicylindrical recesses 20 of the first fin plate element 18 and the second fin plate element 19. In this way, the tube and the fin plate 12 are secured.
April 15, 1998
Date of Patent:
January 4, 2000
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Sanoh Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
Abstract: A shoulder belt anchor adjusting device comprises an adjusting unit supported on a side pillar of a vehicle so as to be movable in substantially vertical directions along the side pillar, and having a stud bolt as a shoulder belt anchor support projection projecting toward the interior of the cabin of the vehicle; and a shoulder belt anchor unit detachably mounted on the stud bolt of the adjusting unit, and having an anchor member through which a seat belt is passed. The stud bolt is provided with an engagement groove in its head portion, the shoulder belt anchor unit is provided with a latch member or members which engage with the engagement groove in a spring action to hold the shoulder belt anchor unit on the adjusting unit, when the shoulder belt anchor unit is moved toward the adjusting unit along the axis of the stud bolt. It is not necessary to remove a cover of the shoulder belt anchor unit before the anchor unit is assembled with the adjusting unit.
Abstract: A multifold pipe made by multiple rolling up and turning of a copper coated steel sheet into a multifold pipe, characterized in that said steel sheet is a cold rolled sheet of a super soft austenitic stainless steel comprising by weight: up to 0.05% of C, up to 1.0% of Si, up to 5.0% of Mn, from 9.0% to 15.0% of Ni, from 15.0% to 20.0% of Cr, up to 0.04% of N, up to 5.0% of Cu, the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities, wherein the alloying elements are further adjusted so that both the two relations (1) and (2) noted below are satisfied:K=20.5+13.0.times.C+0.99.times.Si-1.1.times.Mn-Ni-0.4.times.Cu +0.4.times.Cr+117.1.times.N.ltoreq.19.5 (1)H=27.1+60.9.times.C+0.26.times.Si-Ni-0.79.times.Cu+0.68 .times.Cr+52.6.times.N.ltoreq.29.0 (2)The multifold pipe according to the invention is excellent in fluid tightness of its fused part and in corrosion resistance.
Abstract: A fuel cooling system for a motorvehicle has a fuel tank for supplying fuel to a motorvehicle engine. The system further includes a refrigerant evaporator and a compressor of a refrigeration system for air conditioning, and a heat exchanger provided between a fuel pipe and an evaporated refrigerant pipe. The heat exchanger is made up of coaxial inner and outer tubes and, for example, helical heat transfer fins contained in an annular space between the inner and outer tubes. With this construction, the fuel flowing through a fuel return pipe extending between the engine and the fuel tank is caused to flow through the annular space between the inner and outer tubes. On the other hand, evaporated low temperature refrigerant is caused to flow through the inside of the inner tube of the heat exchanger. The inner tube has secured therein, heat exchange fins, for example, of the type extending longitudinally thereof and having wavy transverse cross section.
Abstract: Prevention of incomplete connection of pipes, and easy and visual checking for incomplete connection between the male and female members from the outside, and the prevention of dirt and dust from entering the connection are aimed.
Abstract: In a motorcar space heating system of the type having a heat pipe comprising a heat absorbing element for receiving heat from the exhaust gas of the motorcar engine and a heat discharging element for heating air flowing into a car interior space to be heated, the heat pipe is separated, at an intermediate heat exchanger installed in a working fluid passage connecting the heat absorbing and discharging elements, into a heat absorbing section and a heat discharging section. The working fluids within these two sections are therefore not intermingled with each other. A pipe extends from the intermediate heat exchanger so as to be communicative at one end thereof with the heat absorbing section. The other end of the pipe extends into a working fluid reservoir tank.
Abstract: A heat pipe provided with a vaporizable working fluid is utilized to transfer heat from exhaust gas flowing through the exhaust pipe of an engine driving a vehicle to air flowing through an air duct to an interior space to be heated in the vehicle. The heat pipe has a loop return pipe for returning condensed fluid to a heat absorption part of the heat pipe and a control valve in the return pipe for controlling the flow of returning fluid, the control valve being controllable manually or automatically by a temperature control system including a sensor in the air duct, a control circuit, and a solenoid valve actuator.