Patents by Inventor Mark J. Glodowski

Mark J. Glodowski has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10329978
    Abstract: An exhaust system for a marine propulsion device having an engine and a driveshaft housing. An exhaust manifold having a downstream end with an outer surface conveys exhaust gas from the engine. An exhaust conduit having an upstream end with an outer surface conveys the exhaust gas to the driveshaft housing. A flexible coupler couples the downstream end of the exhaust manifold and the upstream end of the exhaust conduit, retaining a gap between them. A metallic coil is aligned with the flexible coupler, which biases the metallic coil into contact with the outer surfaces of the exhaust manifold and the exhaust conduit to conduct heat between them. First and second clamps engage outer surfaces of the flexible coupler to cause inner surfaces of the flexible coupler to sealingly engage the outer surface of the exhaust manifold, and the outer surface of the exhaust conduit, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas D. Reichardt, Mark J. Glodowski
  • Patent number: 9964029
    Abstract: A marine engine has a cylinder block with first and second banks of piston-cylinders that are vertically aligned and extend transversely with respect to each other in a V-shape so as to define a valley there between. A crankshaft is caused to rotate by the first and second banks of piston-cylinders. A flywheel is coupled to the upper end of the crankshaft such that rotation of the crankshaft causes rotation of the flywheel. An alternator is located above the cylinder block and coupled to the flywheel such that rotation of the flywheel operates the alternator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Wade A. Loberger, Mark J. Glodowski, Steven J. Gonring
  • Patent number: 9903251
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine for an outboard motor comprises a cylinder block having first and second banks of cylinders that extend transversely with respect to each other in a V-shape so as to define a valley there between. An exhaust manifold conveys exhaust gas from the internal combustion engine and is at least partially disposed in the valley. A supporting mechanism supports the exhaust conduit with respect to the internal combustion engine. The supporting mechanism is configured to allow the exhaust conduit to move with respect to the internal combustion engine in 360 degrees in a plane defined by the lateral and transverse axes, and laterally towards and away from the internal combustion engine, thereby facilitating assembly of the exhaust manifold and the internal combustion engine despite positional tolerance differences there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Belter, Jeffrey J. Broman, Mark J. Glodowski, Douglas D. Reichardt, Timothy S. Reid
  • Patent number: 9365274
    Abstract: An outboard marine propulsion device comprises an internal combustion engine having a cylinder head and a cylinder block and an exhaust manifold that discharges exhaust gases from the engine towards a vertically elongated exhaust tube. The exhaust manifold has a plurality of inlet runners that receive the exhaust gases from the engine, and a vertically extending collecting passage that conveys the exhaust gases from the plurality of inlet runners upwardly to a bend that redirects the exhaust gases downwardly towards the exhaust tube. A cooling water jacket is on the exhaust manifold and conveys cooling water alongside the exhaust manifold. A catalyst housing is coupled to the exhaust manifold and a cooling water jacket is on the catalyst housing and carries cooling water alongside the catalyst housing. A catalyst is disposed in the catalyst housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor George, George D. Idzikowski, Gregg D. Langenfeld, Mark A. Kollock, Douglas D. Reichardt, Charles H. Eichinger, Mark J. Glodowski, Christopher J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9365275
    Abstract: An outboard marine propulsion device comprises an internal combustion engine having a cylinder head and a cylinder block; and an exhaust manifold that discharges exhaust gases from the engine towards a vertically extending catalyst housing. The exhaust manifold has a plurality of horizontally extending inlet runners upwardly that receive the exhaust gases from the engine, and a vertically extending collecting passage that conveys the exhaust gases from the plurality of horizontally extending inlet runners to a bend that redirects the exhaust gases downwardly towards the catalyst housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Steven W. Habeck, Jeffrey J. Broman, George D. Idzikowski, Douglas D. Reichardt, Charles H. Eichinger, Mark J. Glodowski, Gregg D. Langenfeld
  • Patent number: 8899029
    Abstract: Apparatuses for marine propulsion systems having an internal combustion engine comprise an exhaust conduit conveying exhaust from the internal combustion engine; a cooling jacket on the exhaust conduit; and a cooling passage between the exhaust conduit and the cooling jacket. The cooling passage guides flow of cooling liquid from upstream to downstream towards a location where the cooling liquid is mixed with exhaust in the exhaust conduit. First and second baffles are axially spaced apart and extend transversely with respect to the cooling passage so as to disperse the flow of cooling liquid at the location where the cooling liquid is mixed with the exhaust, thereby reducing reversion of cooling liquid in the exhaust conduit. At least one catalyst and at least one oxygen sensor are disposed in the exhaust conduit. The oxygen sensor is adjacent to and oriented parallel to a downstream face of the catalyst so that exhaust flows perpendicularly across the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Dreyer, Mark J. Glodowski, Daniel B. Slanker
  • Patent number: 8876566
    Abstract: A marine drive and marine exhaust pipe include a main exhaust flow chamber and an auxiliary idle relief chamber. The auxiliary idle relief chamber vents exhaust above the surface of the body of water in which the vessel is operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Hilbert, Mark J. Glodowski
  • Patent number: 8651908
    Abstract: An anti-ingestion system is provided for a marine drive with a submerged exhaust outlet. An anti-ingestion valve is operated by differential pressure thereacross to a closed condition when the engine is operating in an on state and cooling water is being pumped through a water conduit to an exhaust mixing point, with the anti-ingestion valve blocking passage of cooling water therepast in the noted closed condition. The anti-ingestion valve is operated by differential pressure thereacross to an open condition when the engine is in an off state, and permits passage of air therethrough and communicates atmospheric pressure through the water conduit to the exhaust mixing point to relieve vacuum in the exhaust system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Mark J. Glodowski, Matthew W. Jaeger
  • Patent number: 6941914
    Abstract: A twin cylinder engine, includes a pair of cylinder members mounted to mounting surfaces of a crankcase, and cylinder heads mounted to the cylinder members. The cylinder members are modular components, which may be pre-assembled with components of the valve train as packaged units before the cylinder members are attached to the crankcase. Each cylinder member rotatably supports a cam gear which extends into the crankcase for driving engagement with the crankshaft. The cylinder members may be configured for either side valve-type (“L-head”), or overhead valve-type (“OHV”) engines, and the cylinder members may also be used in single cylinder engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Tecumseh Products Company
    Inventors: Dale D. Snyder, Thomas A. Immel, Scot A. Koehler, Gary Stanelle, Karl W. Monis, Mark J. Glodowski, Russell J. Dopke
  • Patent number: 6904883
    Abstract: A line of small internal combustion engines, including twin cylinder engines and single cylinder engines. The engines each include a crankcase, and one or more cylinder members attached to the crankcase, the cylinder members being separate components from the crankcase. A number of different crankcases are provided for various types of single and two cylinder engines, the crankcases having common mounting structure to which the cylinder members may be attached. Thus, the manner in which the cylinder members are attached to the crankcases is the same for each of the different types of crankcases. Two different types of cylinder members are provided, one having a side valve or “L-head” valve train, and the other having an overhead cam (“OHV”) valve train. The cylinder members are therefore modular components which may be selectively used in a variety of different types of engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Tecumseh Products Company
    Inventors: Dale D. Snyder, Thomas A. Immel, Scot A. Koehler, Gary Stanelle, Karl W. Monis, Mark J. Glodowski, Russell J. Dopke, Paul J. Kragh
  • Publication number: 20040031458
    Abstract: A line of small internal combustion engines, including twin cylinder engines and single cylinder engines. The engines each include a crankcase, and one or more cylinder members attached to the crankcase, the cylinder members being separate components from the crankcase. A number of different crankcases are provided for various types of single and two cylinder engines, the crankcases having common mounting structure to which the cylinder members may be attached. Thus, the manner in which the cylinder members are attached to the crankcases is the same for each of the different types of crankcases. Two different types of cylinder members are provided, one having a side valve or “L-head” valve train, and the other having an overhead cam (“OHV”) valve train. The cylinder members are therefore modular components which may be selectively used in a variety of different types of engines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Dale D. Snyder, Thomas A. Immel, Scot A. Koehler, Gary Stanelle, Karl W. Monis, Mark J. Glodowski, Russell J. Dopke, Paul J. Kragh
  • Publication number: 20040025823
    Abstract: A twin cylinder engine, includes a pair of cylinder members mounted to mounting surfaces of a crankcase, and cylinder heads mounted to the cylinder members. The cylinder members are modular components, which may be pre-assembled with components of the valve train as packaged units before the cylinder members are attached to the crankcase. Each cylinder member rotatably supports a cam gear which extends into the crankcase for driving engagement with the crankshaft. The cylinder members may be configured for either side valve-type (“L-head”), or overhead valve-type (“OHV”) engines, and the cylinder members may also be used in single cylinder engines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Dale D. Snyder, Thomas A. Immel, Scot A. Koehler, Gary Stanelle, Karl W. Monis, Mark J. Glodowski, Russell J. Dopke
  • Patent number: 6408829
    Abstract: A delay device for use with a fuel injector, the fuel injector having an electric controller for controlling the flow of a high pressure actuating fluid responsive to initiation and cessation of a pulse width command, the pulse width command defining the duration of an injection event, and an intensifier being in fluid communication with the controller, the intensifier being translatable to increase the pressure of a volume of fuel for injection into the combustion chamber of an engine; the delay device includes an apparatus, shiftable between a first disposition and a second disposition over a certain period of time after initiation of the pulse width command, the period of time effecting a delay in initiation of fuel injection after initiation of the pulse width command. A fuel injector including a delay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ning Lei, Xilin Yang, James H. Yager, Puning Wei, Mark J. Glodowski