Patents by Inventor Philip Damian Cierpial

Philip Damian Cierpial 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: 10920711
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a water jacket diverter. In one example, the water jacket diverter may be formed by injection molding and includes features such as cut-outs, an inlet ledge, a continuous upper rail, and one or more fins. The water jacket diverter may increase coolant flow in an upper portion of the water jacket, thereby increasing a cooling efficiency at an upper region of a cylinder block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Damian Cierpial, Kenneth Steven Fedeson, Anthony Hale, Donna O'Hara, James Schneider, Calvin Tran
  • Patent number: 10907530
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a water jacket diverter. In one example, a water jacket diverter for a cylinder block is provided that includes a masking wall arranged above a rail and including a tuning section having a reduced thickness when compared to a remainder of the masking wall. The water jacket diverter also includes a tuning ledge adjacent to the masking wall and extending outward from the masking wall with regard to a cylinder bore axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Damian Cierpial, Paul Shoemaker, Donna O'Hara, James Schneider
  • Publication number: 20200355109
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a water jacket diverter. In one example, a water jacket diverter for a cylinder block is provided that includes a masking wall arranged above a rail and including a tuning section having a reduced thickness when compared to a remainder of the masking wall. The water jacket diverter also includes a tuning ledge adjacent to the masking wall and extending outward from the masking wall with regard to a cylinder bore axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Philip Damian Cierpial, Paul Shoemaker, Donna O'Hara, James Schneider
  • Publication number: 20190390629
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a water jacket diverter. In one example, the water jacket diverter may be formed by injection molding and includes features such as cut-outs, an inlet ledge, a continuous upper rail, and one or more fins. The water jacket diverter may increase coolant flow in an upper portion of the water jacket, thereby increasing a cooling efficiency at an upper region of a cylinder block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Damian Cierpial, Kenneth Steven Fedeson, Anthony Hale, Donna O'Hara, James Schneider, Calvin Tran
  • Patent number: 10344705
    Abstract: An engine has a cylinder head defining an intake port with a roof defining first and second valve guide bores upstream of first and second siamesed intake valve seats for a cylinder. The head has first and second asymmetric fairings extending outwardly from the roof and positioned directly upstream of respective bores. Each fairing has an inner wall intersecting an outer wall along an upstream edge and an inclined planar roof wall extending between the inner and outer walls. A method of forming the cylinder head and engine is also provided by milling the fairings from a roof preform formed with the intake port of the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Riegger, Jeffrey D. Fluharty, Philip Damian Cierpial, Abhijyoth Vempati
  • Patent number: 10087894
    Abstract: An engine is provided with a cylinder head having a bridge region surrounded by an exhaust face, an exhaust passage intersecting the exhaust face, and an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) passage fluidly coupled to the exhaust passage and intersecting the exhaust face. The head defines an upper cooling jacket having a cavity or fluid passage extending from the jacket towards a head deck face and to a closed end wall within the bridge region. The cylinder head is cooled by directing coolant from a lower jacket to an upper jacket via a drill passage adjacent to an exhaust face of the head, diverting the coolant exiting the drill passage into the fluid passage or cavity along a rib. Coolant is then directed from the fluid passage into an EGR cooling passage formed by the upper jacket adjacent to the exhaust face and about the EGR passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore Beyer, Brian W. Lizotte, Charles Joseph Patanis, Philip Damian Cierpial, Shane Keough, John Christopher Riegger
  • Publication number: 20180106214
    Abstract: An engine has a cylinder head defining an intake port with a roof defining first and second valve guide bores upstream of first and second siamesed intake valve seats for a cylinder. The head has first and second asymmetric fairings extending outwardly from the roof and positioned directly upstream of respective bores. Each fairing has an inner wall intersecting an outer wall along an upstream edge and an inclined planar roof wall extending between the inner and outer walls. A method of forming the cylinder head and engine is also provided by milling the fairings from a roof preform formed with the intake port of the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: John Christopher RIEGGER, Jeffrey D. FLUHARTY, Philip Damian CIERPIAL, Abhijyoth VEMPATI
  • Patent number: 9840961
    Abstract: An engine is provided with a cylinder head defining a coolant jacket therein that is formed from a series of passages interconnected by a series of curved junctions to direct coolant about spark plugs, exhaust valves, and an integrated exhaust manifold in the head. The cooling jacket has a first longitudinal passage with an annular section about a spark plug, a second longitudinal passage with an annular section about an exhaust valve, and a third passage surrounding an integrated exhaust manifold and fluidly connecting the first and second passages. The first passage has a continuously decreasing area and the second passage has a continuously increasing area in a direction of coolant flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Craft, John Christopher Riegger, Philip Damian Cierpial
  • Publication number: 20170306831
    Abstract: An engine is provided with a cylinder head defining a coolant jacket therein that is formed from a series of passages interconnected by a series of curved junctions to direct coolant about spark plugs, exhaust valves, and an integrated exhaust manifold in the head. The cooling jacket has a first longitudinal passage with an annular section about a spark plug, a second longitudinal passage with an annular section about an exhaust valve, and a third passage surrounding an integrated exhaust manifold and fluidly connecting the first and second passages. The first passage has a continuously decreasing area and the second passage has a continuously increasing area in a direction of coolant flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Justin CRAFT, John Christopher RIEGGER, Philip Damian CIERPIAL
  • Patent number: 9784169
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a 2-port integrated exhaust manifold for an inline-3, inline-6, V-6, and/or V-12 engine. In one example, a system may include an exhaust manifold integrated within a cylinder head of an engine block. The integrated exhaust manifold may include a first set of two runners from a first outer cylinder coupled to a first manifold exhaust port, a second set of two runners of a second outer cylinder coupled to a second manifold exhaust port, and one runner of an inner cylinder coupled to the first manifold exhaust port and another runner of the inner cylinder coupled to the second manifold exhaust port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Keith D. Miazgowicz, Michael Bruno Magnan, Ahsanul Karim, Philip Damian Cierpial, Jeffrey D. Fluharty
  • Publication number: 20170260892
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a 2-port integrated exhaust manifold for an inline-3, inline-6, V-6, and/or V-12 engine. In one example, a system may include an exhaust manifold integrated within a cylinder head of an engine block. The integrated exhaust manifold may include a first set of two runners from a first outer cylinder coupled to a first manifold exhaust port, a second set of two runners of a second outer cylinder coupled to a second manifold exhaust port, and one runner of an inner cylinder coupled to the first manifold exhaust port and another runner of the inner cylinder coupled to the second manifold exhaust port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Keith D. Miazgowicz, Michael Bruno Magnan, Ahsanul Karim, Philip Damian Cierpial, Jeffrey D. Fluharty
  • Publication number: 20170254298
    Abstract: An engine is provided with a cylinder head having a bridge region surrounded by an exhaust face, an exhaust passage intersecting the exhaust face, and an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) passage fluidly coupled to the exhaust passage and intersecting the exhaust face. The head defines an upper cooling jacket having a cavity or fluid passage extending from the jacket towards a head deck face and to a closed end wall within the bridge region. The cylinder head is cooled by directing coolant from a lower jacket to an upper jacket via a drill passage adjacent to an exhaust face of the head, diverting the coolant exiting the drill passage into the fluid passage or cavity along a rib. Coolant is then directed from the fluid passage into an EGR cooling passage formed by the upper jacket adjacent to the exhaust face and about the EGR passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Theodore BEYER, Brian W. LIZOTTE, Charles Joseph PATANIS, Philip Damian CIERPIAL, Shane KEOUGH, John Christopher RIEGGER
  • Patent number: 8887496
    Abstract: A heat recovery system for an engine is provided herein. According to one approach, the heat recovery system includes an upstream portion that circumferentially wraps around an outlet of an exhaust manifold. Further, the heat recovery system includes a downstream portion in direct surface contact with a top exterior surface and a bottom exterior surface of a plurality of runners of the exhaust manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joyce Ann Jarzombek, James M. Emery, Philip Damian Cierpial, Ray Host, Eric Garner Ladner, Robert Andrew Wade, Emad Khalil
  • Patent number: 8869758
    Abstract: An engine is has a cylinder block defining a cylinder and a block cooling jacket having an open passage along a block deck face, and a cylinder head having an exhaust bridge conduit. A head gasket is placed between the block and the head and defines first and second apertures connecting the open passage of the block cooling jacket to the exhaust bridge conduit. A cylinder head has a deck face, and a cooling jacket. The cooling jacket has a passage formed by an inlet channel with a conduit at one end and extending into an exhaust bridge between adjacent exhaust ports. The inlet channel intersects the deck face and is elongated along a longitudinal axis of the cylinder head. The inlet channel has a convex surface positioned between opposed ends of the channel and extending away from the deck face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore Beyer, John Christopher Riegger, Jody Michael Slike, Philip Damian Cierpial, Jeffrey D. Fluharty
  • Patent number: 8820302
    Abstract: An oil baffle, a system, and a method are disclosed for separating a gaseous component from oil in a blow-by vapor for an internal combustion engine. An example system may include a cam cover configured to be mounted on a cylinder head. The system may also include an oil baffle that may have a generally planar body with a first face and a second face opposite the first face. The first face may be coupled to the cam cover and may define an oil separation chamber between the cam cover and the first face. The oil baffle may include one or more stiffening members coupled to and extending from and substantially normal to the second face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Festag, Philip Damian Cierpial, Abdelhakim Baghdadi
  • Publication number: 20130239922
    Abstract: An oil baffle, a system, and a method are disclosed for separating a gaseous component from oil in a blow-by vapor for an internal combustion engine. An example system may include a cam cover configured to be mounted on a cylinder head. The system may also include an oil baffle that may have a generally planar body with a first face and a second face opposite the first face. The first face may be coupled to the cam cover and may define an oil separation chamber between the cam cover and the first face. The oil baffle may include one or more stiffening members coupled to and extending from and substantially normal to the second face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Festag, Philip Damian Cierpial, Abdelhakim Baghdadi
  • Publication number: 20130186061
    Abstract: A heat recovery system for an engine is provided herein. According to one approach, the heat recovery system includes an upstream portion that circumferentially wraps around an outlet of an exhaust manifold. Further, the heat recovery system includes a downstream portion in direct surface contact with a top exterior surface and a bottom exterior surface of a plurality of runners of the exhaust manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Joyce Ann Jarzombek, James M. Emery, Philip Damian Cierpial, Ray Host, Eric Garner Ladner, Robert Andrew Wade, Emad Khalil
  • Patent number: 8474442
    Abstract: An oil baffle, a system, and a method are disclosed for separating a gaseous component from oil in a blow-by vapor for an internal combustion engine. An example system may include a cam cover configured to be mounted on a cylinder head. The system may also include an oil baffle including a first face coupled to the cam cover and may define an oil separation chamber between the cam cover and the first face. The oil baffle may include one or more stiffening members coupled to and extending from and substantially normal to an opposite face in order to reduce noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Festag, Philip Damian Cierpial, Abdelhakim Baghdadi
  • Publication number: 20120060780
    Abstract: An oil baffle, a system, and a method are disclosed for separating a gaseous component from oil in a blow-by vapor for an internal combustion engine. An example system may include a cam cover configured to be mounted on a cylinder head. The system may also include an oil baffle including a first face coupled to the cam cover and may define an oil separation chamber between the cam cover and the first face. The oil baffle may include one or more stiffening members coupled to and extending from and substantially normal to an opposite face in order to reduce noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Festag, Philip Damian Cierpial, Abdelhakim Baghdadi
  • Patent number: 8065993
    Abstract: An oil baffle, a system, and a method are disclosed for separating a gaseous component from oil in a blow-by vapor for an internal combustion engine. An example system may include a cam cover configured to be mounted on a cylinder head. The system may also include an oil baffle including a first face coupled to the cam cover and may define an oil separation chamber between the cam cover and the first face. The oil baffle may include one or more stiffening members coupled to and extending from and substantially normal to an opposite face in order to reduce noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Festag, Philip Damian Cierpial, Abdelhakim Baghdadi