Patents Examined by Dapinder Singh
  • Patent number: 9945378
    Abstract: Provided is a scroll compressor capable of ensuring reliability of a release valve device. The scroll compressor is provided with: an orbiting scroll having an orbiting scroll wrap; a fixed roll having a fixed scroll wrap intermeshing with the orbiting scroll wrap; a release hole formed in the fixed scroll; a housing hole communicating with the release hole and having larger diameter than that of the release hole; a valve seat member which is housed in the housing hole and has a valve seat surface; a valve plate contacting with or separating from the valve seat surface by a pressure difference; a spring for pressing the valve plate against the valve seat surface; a stopper which is equipped with the spring and secures the valve seat member; and a retainer for securing the stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Technology (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Takeshi Kouno, Tsutomu Nozaki, Yuuichi Yanagase
  • Patent number: 9938892
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes an exhaust manifold, a main exhaust passage, an auxiliary exhaust passage, a communicating passage, a first switching mechanism, and a second switching mechanism. The main exhaust passage is connected to the exhaust manifold. The auxiliary exhaust passage is connected to the main exhaust passage. The communicating passage connects with the main exhaust passage and the auxiliary exhaust passage. The first switching mechanism switches a communication state of the exhaust manifold among a first state, a second state, and a third state. The second switching mechanism switches a communication state of the communicating passage with the main exhaust passage among a fourth state, a fifth state, and a sixth state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Yagasaki
  • Patent number: 9938972
    Abstract: A distributor apparatus 10 for distributing a plurality of portions or streams of a flowable material. The apparatus 10 comprises an enclosure 16 which locates rotors 48, 50. An inlet port 66 is provided in an upper part of the enclosure, which connects to a manifold 34 with five spaced inlets 36 through which material can pass to drive the rotors 48, 50. Material can pass round the rotors 48, 50 to a plurality of spaced outlets 38 for discharging to and from the apparatus 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: David Michael Walley
  • Patent number: 9926928
    Abstract: An oil pump having a pump housing with a suction-side inlet and with a pressure-side first outlet, which is coupled to a first pump chamber, and with a pressure-side second outlet, which is coupled to a second pump chamber having a first pump rotor which is situated in the first pump chamber so as to be rotatable about a first axis, and having a second pump rotor which is situated in the second pump chamber so as to be rotatable about a second axis, wherein the pump rotors are arranged in a plane, oriented substantially perpendicular to the axes of the pump housing and are coupled by way of an external circumferential toothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Wuerzburg
    Inventors: Sangyong Jeong, Youngho Kim, Ben Baer
  • Patent number: 9926839
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes an internal combustion engine main body, an intake passage, an exhaust passage, a supercharger, an intake circulation passage, an exhaust circulation passage, an intake circulation valve, an exhaust circulation valve and a controller. The supercharger is provided on the intake passage and the exhaust passage. The supercharger supplies compressed intake air to the internal combustion engine main body. The intake circulation passage connects the sections of the intake passage that are upstream and downstream of the supercharger. The exhaust circulation passage connects sections of the exhaust passage that are upstream and downstream of the supercharger. The intake circulation valve is provided in the intake circulation passage. The exhaust circulation valve is provided in the exhaust circulation passage. The controller is programmed to close the exhaust circulation valve in accordance with an opening degree of the intake circulation valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Arai, Kenji Suzuki, Mitsuhiko Kubota
  • Patent number: 9926810
    Abstract: Implementations described herein provide a high efficiency steam cycle that includes a steam turbine cycle coupled to output of a high performance steam piston topping (HPSPT) cycle. The HPSPT cycle includes a piston-cylinder assembly that extracts work from an expanding fluid volume and operates in a thermal regime outside of thermal operational limits of a steam turbine. The steam turbine cycle utilizes heat, transferred at the output of the HPSPT cycle, to generate turbine work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Gregory S. Mungas
  • Patent number: 9926930
    Abstract: A vane pump (1) is disclosed comprising a housing (2) having a stator bore, a rotor (4) being rotatably mounted within said stator bore, and having a number of vanes (5) slidably mounted in said rotor (4) in radial direction of said rotor (4), an inlet (11) and an outlet (12). Such a vane pump should have a good efficiency. To this end said inlet (11) opens in an axial end wall of said stator bore (3) and said outlet (12) is connected to an outflow area formed in a circumferential wall (3) of said stator bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Danfoss A/S
    Inventor: Erik Haugaard
  • Patent number: 9920763
    Abstract: A compressor having a compressor wall that has an interior surface that defines a compression chamber, in which a rotor or pair of rotors operates to compress a fluid. To do so, the rotors are in operative communication with the interior surface. The compressor also includes an injection port in the compressor wall and opening into the compression chamber, the injection port being in fluidic communication with a second fluid. The compressor can also include an insert in operative communication with the injection port, wherein the insert and the injection port define therebetween a gap through which the second fluid enters the compression chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventor: Michael R. Borkowski
  • Patent number: 9903368
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes fixed and movable scrolls and a crank shaft coupled to the movable scroll. The fixed and movable wraps are engaged to form a compression chamber. A refrigerant compressed in the compression chamber is discharged from a discharge port open at a central portion of the fixed end plate. The compression chamber is divided into first and second compression chambers facing outer and inner circumferential surfaces of the movable wrap. One of the end plates is provided with a communication groove recessed at a portion near a wrapping start position of the wrap. The communication groove connects the first compression chamber and the discharge port before the outer circumferential surface of the movable wrap, which is eccentrically rotating while sliding on an inner circumferential surface of the fixed wrap, separates from the inner circumferential surface of the fixed wrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshitomo Tsuka
  • Patent number: 9903222
    Abstract: An exhaust system of a gas turbine engine includes an exhaust duct, and a venturi drainage device that drains fluid collected in the exhaust duct. The venturi drainage device includes an inlet in fluid communication with the exhaust duct. The venturi drainage device operates in an entrain mode when a flight condition occurs during operating of the gas turbine engine and operates in a drain mode when the gas turbine engine is not operating to drain the fluid from the exhaust duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel T. Rog
  • Patent number: 9897089
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes a pair of spiral plate bodies between which a compression chamber that compresses refrigerant is formed; a support configured to support one of the spiral plate bodies; a plurality of refrigerant paths extending through the support so as to provide communication between the compression chamber and an outside of the scroll compressor; and a plurality of check valves each of which is provided in the support for a corresponding one of the refrigerant paths, wherein each of the plurality of check valves includes a valve element and a valve chamber in which the valve element is accommodated, and at least one of the check valves is placed at a position away from a rest of the check valves in a rotation axis direction of the scroll compressor such that the valve chambers of the check valves do not interfere with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshimi Watanabe, Shigeyuki Sunahara, Hiroshi Fujita, Ryosuke Miyazawa, Naoya Kogure, Tatsuki Nomura
  • Patent number: 9896988
    Abstract: A three-way catalytic control method for reducing fuel consumption is provided. The method includes determining whether oxygen storage capacity of the three-way catalyst is under condition of increasing oxygen, when condition of performing O2 purge control for the three-way catalyst is detected and performing O2 purge control by applying a predetermined O2 purge time period to which a set initial value of oxygen of OSC is applied, when the OSC is not under the condition of increasing oxygen. The O2 purge control is performed by applying O2 purge time period for a deteriorated product based on an oxygen sensor or O2 purge time period for on board diagnosis, when an increase amount of the calculated O2 purge time period is equal to or greater than the O2 purge time period for the deteriorated product during the O2 purge control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Sang-Min Lee
  • Patent number: 9890952
    Abstract: An exhaust tube includes one end portion and the other end portion and is connected at one end portion to a combustion apparatus, of which inside is defined as an exhaust passage for combustion gas. An exhaust pipe has an outer diameter greater than that of exhaust tube, into which a part of exhaust tube on a side of the other end portion is introduced. An exhaust adapter is attached between an outer circumferential surface of exhaust tube and an inner circumferential surface of exhaust pipe. On the side close to the other end portion in exhaust tube relative to exhaust adapter, an exhaust passage hole 1a is provided separately from an opening in the other end portion of exhaust tube. Exhaust passage hole has an opening area greater than a cross-sectional area of the exhaust passage and is in communication with the exhaust passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Takanori Nagano, Armando Morales
  • Patent number: 9890649
    Abstract: An inlet guide assembly for a turbine receiving a pulsed flow, including a duct having an internal volume, and an inlet port, first outlet nozzle and second outlet nozzle each communicating with the internal volume. The inlet port is configured to receive at least part of the pulsed flow. The first and second outlet nozzles each define a respective nozzle area communicating between the internal volume and a flow path of the turbine. The first and second outlet nozzles are spaced from one another with the first outlet nozzle located closer to the inlet port than the second outlet nozzle relative to a flow direction through the duct, the nozzle area of the first outlet nozzle being smaller than the nozzle area of the second outlet nozzle. A compound engine assembly and method of introducing a pulsed flow into a flow path of a turbine are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Jean Thomassin, Marie-Claude Vallieres, Mike Fontaine, Andre Julien, John Perera
  • Patent number: 9890776
    Abstract: A system for supplementing the electric power needed by a pump jack electric motor, thereby reducing the electric power purchased from the local utility or power supplier. The system comprises a solar photovoltaic system, or other forms of renewable energy, and regenerated power from the electric motor or drive. The system can be both “on-grid” and “off-grid.” Battery banks and capacitor banks may be used to store energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Raptor Lift Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Kavan Graybill
  • Patent number: 9890781
    Abstract: An internal gear pump for a hydraulic vehicle brake system includes a pump shaft, a pinion, a ring gear, a first axial plate, and a second axial plate. The pinion is disposed on the pump shaft, is configured to rotate conjointly therewith, and is arranged eccentrically within the ring gear so as to mesh therewith. The first and second axial plates are adjacent to the pinion and the ring gear. A toothing on at least one of the ring gear and the pinion is configured such that an axial width of a root of a respective tooth is greater than an axial width of a crest of the respective tooth. A corresponding method relates to producing such an internal gear pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Schmid, Klaus Meyer, Julius Nemzov, Karl-Heinz Hach
  • Patent number: 9890642
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for producing an alloyed, in particular multiple-alloyed aluminide or chromide layer on a component by alitizing or chromizing. First a green compact layer (9) consisting of a binder (5) and metal particles (7) is deposited on the component (1) to be coated and then alitizing or chromizing is carried out, binder and metal particles being deposited on the component separately from one another, first the binder and then the metal particles. A turbine component produced by this process is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Horst Pillhoefer, Max Morant, Stefan Mueller, Anja Kliewe
  • Patent number: 9893505
    Abstract: A configuration for a power supply of a component in an exhaust gas system includes at least one electrical contact disposed at an exhaust gas line. The at least one electrical contact is surrounded by an electrical insulation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: EMITEC Gesellschaft fuer Emissionstechnologie mbH
    Inventors: Rolf Brúck, Jan Hodgson, Christian Vorsmann
  • Patent number: 9885301
    Abstract: Method for adjusting the air-fuel ratio in the exhaust gas of a direct injection internal combustion engine, wherein the combusting fuel injection is divided into a plurality of individual injections, and wherein the air-fuel ratio in the exhaust gas of the internal combustion engine for a given load (PMI) is predictively adjusted by at least one model, by adjusting the position of the centroid of heat release conversion rates and the injection amount of the total combusting fuel injection, to a value that is necessary for the regeneration of an NOx storage catalytic converter in the exhaust system of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: FEV GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Schnorbus, Joschka Schaub
  • Patent number: 9863304
    Abstract: An exhaust heat recovery device of the present invention has: a first pipe through which exhaust from an engine flows; a second pipe that branches-off from the first pipe, and at which is disposed a heat recovery apparatus that carries out heat exchange with the exhaust and recovers exhaust heat; a valve member that adjusts an amount of flow of the exhaust that flows-in from the first pipe to the second pipe; and plural driving members that drive the valve member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Shinpo, Yukihisa Matsuda, Takato Ishihata, Toshio Murata