Patents Examined by Jacob M Amick
  • Patent number: 11462356
    Abstract: In an internal combustion engine use ignition device includes an ignition coil which has a primary coil and a secondary coil, that are wound around a core, a superimpose circuit which generates an output energy, that is to be superimposed with respect to a secondary current, produced in the secondary coil by the primary coil, a first switch element which is connected to the primary coil and turns on or off of a current to the primary coil, a second switch element which is connected to the superimpose circuit, and stops an operation in a case where the first switch element is turned on, and performs an operation in a case where the first switch element is turned off, and a common input terminal which receives a first driving signal for driving the first switch element and a second driving signal for driving the second switch element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Muramoto, Naoki Kataoka
  • Patent number: 11459963
    Abstract: A CO sensor module includes a housing, a CO sensor, and a module battery. The housing has a first portion that is configured to be removably inserted into a compartment of a generator and a second portion that is configured to be positioned outside of the compartment. The CO sensor is positioned within the first portion of the housing and is configured to detect concentrations of CO. The module battery is positioned within the housing and is configured to power the CO sensor module. The second portion of the housing includes a mounting ring that is configured to abut a control panel of the generator in an installed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan D. Janscha, Mark Willer
  • Patent number: 11459937
    Abstract: The reservoir tank includes: a tank body that stores cooling fluid; an inflow pipe for feeding the cooling fluid into the tank body; and a discharge pipe for discharging the cooling fluid from the tank body, in which the tank body has at least one tank chamber, a discharge port is provided in a bottom surface of the tank chamber or at a position adjacent to the bottom surface, the discharge pipe is connected to the discharge port, and a shield is disposed above the discharge port so as to cover the discharge port in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: TIGERS POLYMER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seisuke Okabe
  • Patent number: 11458826
    Abstract: An engine mounting assembly includes a front frame element defining, in part, a structural load bearing assembly, a differential case mounted to the frame at a frame mounting area, and an oil pan having upright and bottom walls defining an oil sump. The differential case has an opening configured to receive an axle assembly and has walls defining a pan-receiving recess. The oil pan is configured to conform to the pan-receiving recess to be supported by the differential case and overlap the frame mounting area. The oil pan has a mounting flange extending from the upright walls and mounting bores that receives mounting bolts for coupling the oil pan to the engine and the oil pan to the differential case. The differential case and the oil pan form part of the structural load bearing assembly of the work vehicle to transfer structural loads to and from the front frame element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Jesse J. Bender
  • Patent number: 11460896
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a baseboard management controller (BMC) and a cooling module that receives a control signal from the BMC. The cooling module includes an air mover assembly, and a foam gasket that is disposed in between the air mover assembly and the bulkhead. A cam assembly has a cam lever holder that draws in a compression bracket to provide axial stress to the air mover assembly, a bulkhead, and the foam gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Eduardo Escamilla, Richard Mark Eiland, Chris Everett Peterson
  • Patent number: 11459981
    Abstract: A preheating device for preheating the fuel of an internal combustion engine with a heating medium has a fuel transport device with a fuel inlet and a fuel outlet, and has a fuel transport channel connecting the fuel inlet and the fuel outlet. The preheating device also has a heating medium transport device with a heating medium inlet and a heating medium outlet, as well as a heating medium transport channel connecting the heating medium inlet and the heating medium outlet and/or at least one heating element. The fuel transport device and the heating medium transport device and/or the at least one heating element are in thermal contact with each other and thus form a heat exchanger via which a fuel transported in the fuel transport device can be heated by a heating medium transported in the heating medium transport device and/or by the at least one heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Stahlotec GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Neyer
  • Patent number: 11454244
    Abstract: A ceiling fan is provided. The ceiling fan includes one or more fan blades. The ceiling fan further includes a motor. The motor is operatively coupled to the one or more fan blades. The motor is configured to drive rotation of the one or more fan blades. The ceiling fan further includes a light kit. The light kit includes a panel. The panel has an edge extending between a top surface of the panel and a bottom surface of the panel. The light kit further includes at least one light source positioned to illuminate the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Walter Steven Register, Palmer Joseph Primm, Dhavalkumar Prabhudas Patel
  • Patent number: 11448107
    Abstract: Various example embodiments relate to rotating coalescers. One embodiment includes a housing comprising a first housing section having a blowby gas inlet structured to receive crankcase blowby gases from a crankcase. The housing further comprises an oil outlet. The rotating coalescer includes an endcap and filter media. The filter media is arranged in a cylindrical shape and is coupled to and positioned between the first housing section and endcap. The filter media is structured to filter the crankcase blowby gases passing through the filter media by coalescing and separating oils and aerosols contained in the crankcase blowby gases. The rotating coalescer includes a hollow shaft extending through the housing and positioned radially inside of the filter media. The hollow shaft forms a blowby gas outlet structured to route filtered crankcase blowby gases out of the housing. The rotating coalescer further includes a drive mechanism operatively coupled to the hollow shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Barreteau, Christopher E. Holm, Benjamin L. Scheckel, Alain Olier
  • Patent number: 11448175
    Abstract: A fuel nozzle for a combustor includes a fuel body, a primary fuel passage having a primary fuel outlet, and a secondary fuel passage having a secondary fuel outlet, the secondary fuel passage being non-concentric with the primary fuel passage. The primary fuel outlet and the secondary fuel outlet are non-parallel. An axial centerline of the primary fuel outlet is angled with respect to an axial centerline of the primary fuel passage and an axial centerline of the secondary fuel outlet is colinear with an axial centerline of the secondary fuel passage. Also provided is a method of introducing non-concentric, non-parallel fuel flows to a combustor is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Nicholas R. Overman
  • Patent number: 11448106
    Abstract: [Problem to be Solved] To improve operability in detaching a sealing member. [Solution] A sealing structure 10 according to the present invention includes a main body 30a, a female thread part 20h fixed to the main body 30a, the female thread part 20h being screwed into a discharge hole 20c of a drain plug fastening part 20 by the main body 30a being rotated in a normal rotation direction, and an elastically deformable arm part 30c, one end of which is joined to the main body 30a. A concave part 20e is formed in the drain plug fastening part 20 and a claw part 30g is formed in the arm part 30c.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Shintaro Ishigami, Daizo Ito, Satoshi Komiyama, Atsushi Nonaka
  • Patent number: 11448115
    Abstract: Two oil coolers (30, 32) are disposed so as to face each other in a front half of the inside of a heat exchanger chamber (26) defined in an upper revolving body (5), one oil cooler (31) is disposed in a rear half, and a space (E) formed between the oil coolers is used as work and passage spaces. Outside air as cooling air is allowed to pass through the respective oil coolers (30 to 32) by cooling fans (35), and cooling air that has passed through each of the two oil coolers (30, 32) disposed so as to face each other is made to mutually collide, and is discharged to the outside through a side outlet (38) of a front wall (26a) and a first upper outlet (39) of a ceiling (26e) of the heat exchanger chamber (26). Cooling air that has passed through the other one oil cooler (31) is made to collide with a left side wall (26c), and is discharged to the outside through a second upper outlet (40) of the ceiling (26e).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Seo, Nobuhiro Ishii, Kei Sato
  • Patent number: 11448116
    Abstract: A multiport valve for controlling a fluid flow in a fluid circuit, such as a cooling fluid circuit of a motor vehicle, may include a valve housing having at least three fluid connections and a rotary slide for setting the fluid flow. The rotary slide includes at least two fluid channels and is configured to connect two respective fluid connections fluidly via one fluid channel dependent upon its rotary position in relation to its rotational axis. The at least three fluid connections and the at least two fluid channels overlap in relation to a crosswise direction oriented crosswise relative to the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: WOCO Industrietechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Eberhard Gei╬▓el, Torsten Hofmann, Martin Heldmann
  • Patent number: 11448087
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine comprising: a combustor configured to initiate combustion; and a turbine comprising a stator vane ring defining a plurality of passageways between adjacent vanes; wherein at least one of the passageways is provided with a restrictor which defines a temporary gas washed surface for the stator vane ring and is configured to be ablated upon initiation of combustion to reveal an operational gas washed surface of the stator vane ring. A method of starting a gas turbine engine is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Stephen J. Bradbrook
  • Patent number: 11441455
    Abstract: A method of controlling an oil pump of a vehicle includes: acquiring, by a controller, information on an engine operating state or a driving condition detected by a driving information detection part; determining, by the controller, whether a predetermined condition of an alternate mode is satisfied on the basis of the acquired information on the engine operating state or the driving condition; and, when the condition of the alternate mode is satisfied, sequentially performing, by the controller, a high-pressure operation control that controls an operation of an oil pump system so as to an oil pressure of an engine to converge on a predetermined target high-pressure value and a low-pressure operation control that controls the oil pressure of the engine to converge on a predetermined target low-pressure value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Min Yong Lee, Seong Sik Kim, Jun Sik Park, Hyun Kyu Lim
  • Patent number: 11441488
    Abstract: Shaft stability is enhanced and reliability is improved. In a gas turbine power generation system of an embodiment, a pressurizing unit, a rotation control unit, a diaphragm coupling, a turbine, and a generator are disposed to line up sequentially on the same shaft. A thrust bearing is provided between the turbine and the generator. The turbine is configured such that a working medium flows from the diaphragm coupling side toward the rotation control unit side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Ono, Tsuguhisa Tashima, Shogo Iwai, Hideyuki Maeda, Tomomi Okuyama, Koki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11434815
    Abstract: An Engine with Isochoric Combustion has pistons arranged within cylinders, connecting rods connected to the pistons and to upper joints of triangle links, and a crankshaft with crankpins offset from the centerline of the crankshaft by crank arms. The triangle links are connected to the crankpins at additional joints of the triangle links. Radius links are pivotally connected to the engine by pivot pins at one end and to the triangle links at a further joint of the triangle links at their other end. By way of geometry of the linkages defined by the crank arms, the triangle links, the radius links, and the connecting rods, and by way of the relative positions of the crankshaft, the cylinders, and the pivot pins, during a crank angle segment, the Cylinder Volume during the combustion event is characterized by an extended dwell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: International Engine Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventor: Andrei Makartchouk
  • Patent number: 11428150
    Abstract: A rotational combustion engine that generates force from the reciprocal motion and centripetal motion of one or more pistons that is then converted into rotational motion of a first cam and second cam wherein the cams are separated by a 2-3 degree horizontal offset and an angle of 60 degrees as well as camshaft assembly and driving shaft to provide power to an entity such as an automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventor: Matthew Jackson
  • Patent number: 11421563
    Abstract: A cylinder head assembly for an internal combustion engine includes: a cylinder head defining a combustion chamber and having at least one opening communicating therewith; at least one port; at least one rotatable valve element disposed between the at least one opening and the at least one port; and at least one seal assembly disposed between the at least one rotatable valve element and the cylinder head, the seal assembly comprising a seal having a concave sealing face which conforms to a peripheral surface of the at least one valve element, a labyrinth seal disposed opposite the sealing face, and a resilient secondary seal disposed between the seal and the cylinder head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: VAZTEC ENGINE VENTURE, LLC
    Inventor: Darrick Vaseleniuck
  • Patent number: 11421580
    Abstract: A reserve tank includes a vapor-liquid separator, an inlet portion, an outlet portion, and a protrusion. The vapor-liquid separator defines an inner space for separating a vapor phase and a liquid phase of a cooling water. The inlet portion defines a first opening through which the cooling water is supplied into the inner space and the outlet portion defines a second opening through which the cooling water is discharged from the inner space. The protrusion protrudes upward from a bottom surface of the vapor-liquid separator. An inner circumferential surface of the vapor-liquid separator and an outer circumferential surface of the protrusion are coaxially provided to define an annular passage in the inner space. The cooling water introduced from the first opening flows spirally in the annular passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Miyagawa, Akira Yamanaka, Osamu Hakamata
  • Patent number: 11421742
    Abstract: A torque converter is configured to connect with an electric machine via a connecting assembly. The torque converter includes a front cover facing the electric machine. The connecting assembly is non-rotatably fixed to the front cover to be coaxial with a rotor shaft of the electric machine. The connecting assembly defines axially extending teeth configured to engage the electric machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Matthew Payne, Christopher Shamie