Patents Examined by Mark L Greene
  • Patent number: 10302055
    Abstract: To improve the ability to layout delivery pipes by maintaining flexibility in a mounting position of an inlet pipe to a delivery pipe main body. A delivery pipe for gasoline comprising a flat shaped delivery pipe main body 1 provided with a pair of facing wide walls 2, 3 and a pair of facing narrow walls 4, 5 that are more narrow than the pair of wide walls 2, 3, wherein an inlet pipe 7 is disposed and connected to the narrow wall 4 of the delivery pipe main body 1, and a connecting portion 10 of the inlet pipe 7 and the narrow wall 4 is covered continuously by a reinforcing material 11 from the connecting portion 10 over the wide walls 2, 3, thereby reinforcing the connection portion 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: USUI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nishizawa, Shuji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10286777
    Abstract: A fuel tank apparatus is disposed above an engine. The fuel tank apparatus includes a fuel tank in which fuel is stored and a fuel pump coupled to the bottom of the fuel tank. A heat-shield cover that covers a portion of the fuel pump, which portion is exposed from the fuel tank, to shield the portion from heat of the engine is mounted on a coupling portion between the fuel pump and the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Keisuke Ishiyama, Takashi Uchida
  • Patent number: 10280755
    Abstract: When cold and in the non-coated state, the aerodynamic profile is substantially identical to a nominal profile determined by the Cartesian coordinates X,Y, Zadim given in Table 1, in which the coordinate Zadim is the quotient D/H where D is the distance of the point under consideration from a first reference plane P0 situated at the base of the nominal profile, and H is the height of said profile measured from the first reference plane to a second reference plane P1. The measurements D and H are taken radially relative to the axis of the turbine, while the X coordinate is measured in the axial direction of the turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Maxime Didier Delabriere, Vincent Nicolas Leonardon, Daniel Marius Man, Pierre Hervé Marche
  • Patent number: 10279811
    Abstract: A vehicle speed control device for an industrial vehicle is configured to control a vehicle speed of the industrial vehicle. The vehicle speed control device includes an operation detector that is configured to detect whether an accelerator pedal is being operated and a controller that is configured to control the vehicle speed of the industrial vehicle by controlling the rotation speed of the engine. The controller is configured to derive a vehicle speed limit value that increases during an operated state of the accelerator pedal and decreases during a non-operated state of the accelerator pedal, and set an upper limit value of the vehicle speed to the derived vehicle speed limit value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yukikazu Koide, Norihiko Kato
  • Patent number: 10273925
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine according to the present invention has an ignition control device. When a rotational speed of the internal combustion engine increases beyond a predetermined rotational over speed, the ignition control device advances an ignition timing of the ignition plug to a first BTDC angle where proper combustion is performed. Further, the ignition control device performs a misfire stroke or strokes of the ignition plug in one rotation or rotations of the crankshaft after the proper combustion is performed by activating the ignition plug at the first BTDC angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Koichirou Ogura, Kohsuke Watanabe, Naoto Kawahara, Yuichi Tsuyuki
  • Patent number: 10273916
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine including an intake passage fuel injection valve for injecting fuel into an intake passage and a cylinder inside fuel injection valve for injecting fuel into a combustion chamber, includes: a fuel pump pressurizing and feeding fuel, which is fed from a fuel tank, to the cylinder inside fuel injection valve; a securing part provided on a cylinder head member of the internal combustion engine to secure the fuel pump; an introducing member having heat conductivity, the introducing member connected to the fuel pump and formed with: a first introducing path for introducing fuel from the fuel tank to the fuel pump; and a second introducing path for introducing fuel from the fuel tank to the intake passage fuel injection valve; and a heat transmitting member transmitting heat between the introducing member and the securing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Kenichi Nozu, Tadanori Minoura, Takeshi Ohshima, Genki Kurimoto
  • Patent number: 10262918
    Abstract: A heat transfer cooling module is described. One embodiment of the module has a plate attached to a bracket. A tower is affixed the plate. One end of the tower can be in contact with the heat source. The opposite end of the tower has a radiator attached which dissipates the heat that travels from the first end of the tower to the opposite end of the tower. Both the tower and the radiator are made from efficient materials for the transfer of heat. Another embodiment of the heat transfer cooling module is shown where the device is in two pieces, the first a fin module affixed to a bracket. The heat source is in contact with a base of the fin module where the heat travels through the base, to the fins where it dissipates to ambient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Irfan Bhatti
  • Patent number: 10254053
    Abstract: A heat transfer fin (31) made of stainless steel-based metal for a heat exchanger, has a plurality of upper stage heat-transfer-tube insertion holes (611), a plurality of lower stage heat-transfer-tube insertion holes formed (612), upper end cut portions (651) formed between the adjacent upper stage heat-transfer-tube insertion holes (611), and lower end cut portions (652) formed between the adjacent lower stage heat-transfer-tube insertion holes (612), wherein the upper end cut portions (651) are formed so as to extend from a fin upper end portion (311) beyond lower ends of the upper stage heat-transfer-tube insertion holes (611) to positions in the vicinity of upper ends of the lower stage heat-transfer-tube insertion holes (612), and the lower end cut portions (652) are formed so as to extend from a fin lower end portion (312) to positions above the lower ends of the lower stage heat-transfer-tube insertion holes (612).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Rinnai Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Okamoto, Akifumi Nishino
  • Patent number: 10240853
    Abstract: A condensate drain pan including a drain pan surface, a front wall, including a front wall longitudinal axis, a rear wall, and opposing side walls. The front wall, the rear wall, and the opposing side walls extend from the drain pan surface. The front wall includes a first aperture and a second aperture. The first aperture and the second aperture include an aperture axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Mercer, Barry W. Lee, Ryan K. Dygert
  • Patent number: 10240509
    Abstract: An engine includes a crankcase with cylinders and fins on outer circumferences of the cylinders. A crank shaft penetrates the crankcase. A cooling fan is provided on an outer side of the crankcase and arranged coaxially with the crank shaft. A first cover covers an outer side of the cylinders and the crankcase, and the cooling fan. A second cover capable of being detached from/attached to the first cover. The first cover includes a first opening facing the cooling fan, and second openings facing the fins. The second cover includes an air inlet facing the first opening, and attached to the first cover to cover the first opening and the second openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Kengo Nishi, Nobuo Jinnohara, Shinya Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10222105
    Abstract: A heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system includes a condenser (18) flowing a flow of refrigerant therethrough, and a falling film evaporator (12) in flow communication with the condenser. The falling film evaporator includes a plurality of evaporator tubes (38) through which a volume of thermal energy transfer medium is flowed and a distributor (42) to distribute a flow of liquid refrigerant over the plurality of evaporator tubes. The distributor includes a distributor box (46) and a distribution sheet (48) positioned at a bottom surface of the distributor box having a plurality of ports (56) therein to distribute the flow of liquid refrigerant downwardly over the plurality of evaporator tubes. A plurality of baffles (56) is positioned at the distribution sheet to divide the distributor box into a plurality of compartments to ensure a homogeneous flow of the liquid refrigerant is delivered through the plurality of ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Marcel Christians
  • Patent number: 10215141
    Abstract: A system and method of detecting the presence of fuel vapor gases within a fuel supply module tank. The system includes a lift pump for filling the fuel supply module reservoir with liquid fuel from the main fuel tank. The fuel supply module reservoir may include a certain amount of fuel vapor and air, which is detected by a pressure sensor. If a resting pressure is detected, a control module runs the lift pump to pump liquid fuel into the fuel supply module reservoir and purges the vapor and air from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy J. Reitmeyer
  • Patent number: 10208712
    Abstract: A control system of an engine including a cylinder and a fuel injector, the fuel mixing with air to form a mixture gas and combusting inside the cylinder is provided, which includes a water injector for injecting supercritical water or subcritical water into the cylinder, and a controller. Within a high engine speed operating range, the controller controls the water injector to inject the one of supercritical water and subcritical water into the cylinder for a given period including a top dead center of the cylinder on compression stroke, such that when an injection amount of the one of supercritical water and subcritical water reaches half of a given injection amount, a crank angle of the engine corresponds to a retarding side of the top dead center, the given injection amount being a total amount of the supercritical water or subcritical water injected for the given period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Fujimoto, Hiroyuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10208729
    Abstract: A specialty nut and specialty ratchet driver device used to start an internal combustion engine, each with an integrated one direction clutch, designed to be an attachment for a commercially available battery operated drill/driver gun. The specialty ratchet driver with an integrated one direction clutch is inserted into the driver receptacle of the socket placed over the nut on the crank shaft of the engine. One end of a drive shaft is inserted into the one direction clutch portion of the specialty ratchet driver device and the other end of the drive shaft is inserted into the chuck of a battery operated drill/driver gun. The torque of the drill/driver gun turns the crank shaft of the engine with sufficient force to initiate starting of the engine. The one direction clutch then allows the engine to turn faster than the drill/driver so as not to impede the engine start up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Skunk Works, LLC
    Inventor: Robert H. Koehler
  • Patent number: 10203167
    Abstract: A cooling block and method therefor are provided. The cooling block defines a plurality of straight channels, the straight channels including an inlet channel, a diagonal channel, a transverse channel, and an outlet channel, the straight channels being serially communicative to provide a continuous path for coolant flow, wherein the diagonal channel meets the transverse channel at an acute angle at a diagonal and transverse channel junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel R. Skaar, Chester Clayton Green, III, Michael D. Pendley
  • Patent number: 10197027
    Abstract: In a dual-fuel fuel injector comprising a first injector unit for a first injector operating mode using a first main fuel and a second injector unit for a second injector operating mode using a second main fuel and an injector-reservoir, the reservoir is connected at one end to a first main fuel supply and at the opposite end to a second main fuel supply with a separating element disposed in the injector reservoir so as to be movable between the opposite ends so that, in each operating mode, the full volume of the reservoir can be used for accommodating the respective main fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: L'Orange GMBH
    Inventor: Markus Kalenborn
  • Patent number: 10190830
    Abstract: A thermal module assembling structure includes a base seat and a heat pipe. The base seat is formed with a channel and at least one hole recessed and formed on one side of the base seat in adjacency to the channel. The channel has at least one protrusion section corresponding to the hole. One end of the heat pipe is received in the channel. The heat pipe has at least one insertion recess. The protrusion section is tightly fitted and inserted in the corresponding insertion recess of the heat pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Sheng-Huang Lin, Kuo-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10167770
    Abstract: A spacer for coupling a water pump to a timing chain cover on an automotive engine includes a body having an upstanding sidewall with opposed front and rear faces. The sidewall bounds an interior chamber, and a ramp is formed to the sidewall. The ramp extends into the interior chamber from the rear face to the front face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher W. Ames
  • Patent number: 10151225
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes an engine block defining a plurality of cylinders each receiving a piston. A crankcase extends from the engine block and supports a crankshaft drivingly connected to the pistons and including a chamber enclosed by a wall portion that defines a first blow-by flow passage and first and second drain passages therethrough. An oil sump mounted to the crankcase. A first oil separator is mounted to the wall of the crankcase in communication with the first blow-by flow passage and the first drain passage and defining a second blow-by flow passage therethrough and a third drain passage extending therethrough in communication with the second drain passage. A second oil separator mounted to the first oil separator in communication with the third drain passage and defining a third blow-by flow passage in communication with the second blow-by flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Ko-Jen Wu, Jason C. Melecosky
  • Patent number: 10145315
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for operating a split exhaust engine system that provides blowthrough air and exhaust gas recirculation to an intake passage via a first exhaust manifold and exhaust gas to an exhaust passage via a second exhaust manifold. In one example, an intake valve timing, exhaust valve timing of a first set of exhaust valves coupled to the first exhaust manifold, and a position of an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve in an EGR passage may be adjusted in coordination with one another in response to a condition at a compressor. The EGR passage may be coupled between the intake passage, upstream of the compressor, and the first exhaust manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Norman Ulrey, Daniel Paul Madison, Brad Alan Boyer, James Leiby