For Crankshift Patents (Class 384/288)
  • Patent number: 11761475
    Abstract: Provided is a half bearing constituting a sliding bearing for a shaft member of an internal combustion engine that is unlikely to cause seizure in a sliding surface even if deflection or whirling of the shaft member occurs during an operation of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: DAIDO METAL COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Daiki Iida, Yasushi Saito
  • Patent number: 11739789
    Abstract: Provided is a half bearing constituting a sliding bearing that is unlikely to cause damage during an operation of an internal combustion engine. The half bearing includes at least one protrusion, and the protrusion projects outward in a radial direction from an outer circumferential surface. A recessed portion that is recessed inward in the radial direction from the outer circumferential surface is formed over the entire inner-circumferential length between the protrusion and a circumferential-direction end surface of the half bearing. Two radial-direction grooves are formed in the circumferential-direction end surface of the half bearing relative to the protrusion, and each of the radial-direction grooves is adjacent to each of recessed portion side surfaces. The radial-direction grooves extend in the radial direction along the recessed portion side surfaces and are separated from the recessed portion at a midpoint of the extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: DAIDO METAL COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Shinoda, Tomohiro Yamada, Satoshi Kamiya
  • Patent number: 11655852
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sliding bearing having a first bearing component and a second bearing component, which are arranged such that they can rotate relative to each other in a rotation direction (RR) about a rotation axis (RA), wherein at least two sliding segments (1) are arranged between the first bearing component and the second bearing component, wherein the at least two sliding segments (1) each have a support structure (2) for fixing the sliding segment (1) to the first or second bearing component, and a sliding surface (3) for bringing the sliding segment (1) into sliding contact with the second or first bearing component, wherein the sliding surface (3) has, in the rotation direction (RR), a front leading edge (4) and a rear trailing edge (5), wherein the sliding surface (3) has an oil distribution groove (6), which is arranged directly adjacent to the front leading edge (4), and wherein the sliding segment (1) has a passage opening (7) for supplying the oil distribution groove (6) with oil, w
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: RENK GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten Rohrmann, Alexander Unger, Peter Decker
  • Patent number: 11566658
    Abstract: Provided is a half bearing constituting a sliding bearing for a shaft member of an internal combustion engine that is unlikely to cause seizure in a sliding surface even if deflection or whirling of the shaft member occurs during an operation of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: DAIDO METAL COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Daiki Iida, Yasushi Saito
  • Patent number: 10851836
    Abstract: A half bearing includes: a semi-cylindrical bearing body having an inner circumferential surface that slides against a counterpart shaft; and a first groove formed in the inner circumferential surface so as to extend in a circumferential direction of the inner circumferential surface. In a cross section that is parallel with the circumferential direction and passes through the first groove, of the bearing body, an angle ? satisfies 90°???105°, where the angle ? is formed by: a line connecting the inner circumferential surface side end of a mating surface located on a downstream side in a rotational direction of the counterpart shaft with the center point of a circular arc constituting an outer circumferential surface; and a line connecting an end of the first groove in the circumferential direction, on the upstream side in the rotational direction of the counterpart shaft, with the center point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroki Takata, Yuichiro Kajiki
  • Patent number: 10072706
    Abstract: A bearing device includes a crankshaft having a plurality of journal portions, main bearings for supporting the crankshaft, and a bearing housing. The plurality of journal portions includes a first journal portion with a lubricating oil passage and a second journal portion without the lubricating oil passage. The first and second journal portions are supported by the first and second main bearings. The bearing housing includes an upper-side housing and a lower-side housing. A length of a crush relief of at least an upper-side halved bearing of the second main bearing is larger than a length of the crush relief of each of upper-side and lower-side halved bearings of the first main bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Uesu, Yasushi Saito
  • Patent number: 10072705
    Abstract: The provided is a bearing device for a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine including: a crankshaft having a plurality of journal portions; main bearings for supporting the crankshaft; and a bearing housing, wherein a range in which the oil groove of the upper-side halved bearing of the second main bearing is formed in the circumferential direction includes at least a range of a circumferential angle of 20° within the ±45° region, a circumferential end portion of the oil groove on a rotationally forward side communicates with the crush relief at a minimum, and is open to a circumferential end face at a maximum, and a circumferential end portion of the oil groove on the rotationally backward side of the journal portion is positioned on a circumferential center portion side of the upper-side halved bearing from a circumferential end face of the upper-side halved bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Uesu, Yasushi Saito
  • Patent number: 10072699
    Abstract: The bearing apparatus 1 includes a crankshaft having multiple journals, main bearings supporting the crankshaft, and a bearing housing. The plurality of journals include a first journal with a lubricating oil passage and a second journal without a lubricating oil passage. The first and second journals are supported by first and second main bearings, respectively. The bearing housing is constituted by an Al-alloy upper housing and an Fe-alloy lower housing. The depth of the oil groove of the upper half bearing of the second main bearing at least in a ±45° region is equal to or smaller than a half of the depth of the oil groove of the upper half bearing of the first main bearing in the ±45° region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Uesu, Yasushi Saito
  • Patent number: 10054162
    Abstract: A sliding bearing may include vertically-arranged half members obtained by halving a cylinder, wherein a narrow groove is provided circumferentially to both axial direction ends of a lower half member at a downstream side of a rotational direction. A peripheral section may be formed on a surface on an outer side of the narrow groove. The peripheral section may be formed to have a height from an outer peripheral surface of the half member that is shorter than a height of a contact surface from an outer peripheral surface of the half member. An inclined part that is inclined toward an inner peripheral side is provided to a downstream side end, of the narrow groove, and a coating layer is provided to an inner peripheral surface of the half member only part of an inner peripheral surface of the narrow groove including an inner peripheral surface of the inclined part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TAIHO KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Seki, Yuji Takagi
  • Patent number: 10006491
    Abstract: There is provided a slide bearing capable of preventing or reducing a temperature increase in lubricant. A cylindrical main bearing is formed by combining a pair of upper bearing and lower bearing and rotatably supports a crank journal. The lower bearing includes a downstream crush relief formed at a downstream end in the rotation direction of the crank journal in an inner periphery of the lower bearing; and an oil groove formed in the inner periphery of the lower bearing so as to communicate with the downstream crush relief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuu Kamiya, Yuichiro Kajiki, Keiji Yuda, Yasushi Nakatake
  • Patent number: 9951807
    Abstract: A half bearing includes a bearing body having a semi-circular tube shape with mating surfaces and that come into contact with a half bearing, and an oil groove that is provided on the sliding surface and extends in a rotational direction of a shaft. The oil groove has a curved shape in a cross section parallel to the shaft direction, the width of the oil groove is uniform in a range of at least ±30° in a cross section orthogonal to the shaft direction, and the width of the oil groove is smaller than the width in the range, in at least a region on the downstream side in the rotational direction among regions outside of the range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Daisuke Seki
  • Patent number: 9879725
    Abstract: Provided is a slide bearing with which friction can be reduced and the total amount of effluent oil can be reduced. In the slide bearing in which the halved members made by dividing the cylinder in two in the direction parallel to the axial direction are disposed vertically, the narrow grooves are provided at an end of the lower halved member in the circumferential direction from a mating surface on a downstream side of a rotation direction to a predetermined bearing angle and peripheral edge parts are provided outside the narrow grooves in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignees: TAIHO KOGYO CO., LTD., TOYOYTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Ashihara, Yuichiro Kajiki, Hiroki Takata, Akihiro Honda, Motoichi Murakami
  • Patent number: 9739303
    Abstract: A main bearing includes first and second half bearings, each having a main cylinder portion and crush relief portions in both circumferential end portions. An oil groove circumferentially extends on an inner circumferential surface only of the first half bearing, one circumferential end portion of the oil groove opens on a circumferential end surface on a front side in a rotation direction, and the other circumferential end portion of the oil groove is positioned in the crush relief portion on a rear side in the rotation direction. The first half bearing includes a transition region between the crush relief portion on the front side in the rotation direction and the main cylinder portion, and the second half bearing includes a transition region between the crush relief portion on the rear side in the rotation direction and the main cylinder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: DAIDO METAL COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Kato, Yuki Kawashima
  • Patent number: 9605713
    Abstract: A half bearing for a sliding bearing may include a bearing substrate having at least one relief region provided in a surface of the half bearing, and a substrate adjacent respective end faces of the bearing substrate. The half bearing may further include a polymer in-fill having a non-uniform thickness provided in a filled region, wherein the thickness of the polymer in-fill in the filled region may be greater proximate the respective end face than remote from the respective end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignees: Mahle International GmbH, Mahle Engine Systems UK Limited
    Inventors: Nathan Fisher, Natalie Phipps
  • Patent number: 9593626
    Abstract: Improved radial engine configurations where the pistons and their associated connecting rods interface with a center crankshaft by the use of slipper bearings, which only contact a portion of the center crankshaft throw. The improved radial engine crankshaft interface includes at least one connecting rod with a bearing that encircles the center crankshaft throw, and acts as a retaining ring for the slipper bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph B Crover, Stephen E Crover
  • Patent number: 9593711
    Abstract: A main bearing includes first and second half bearings, each having a main cylinder portion and crush relief portions in both circumferential end portions. An oil groove circumferentially extends on an inner circumferential surface only of the first half bearing, one circumferential end portion of the oil groove opens on a circumferential end surface on a front side in a rotation direction, and the other circumferential end portion of the oil groove is positioned in the main cylinder portion. The first half bearing includes a transition region at least between the crush relief portion on the rear side in the rotation direction and the main cylinder portion, and the second half bearing includes a transition region at least between the crush relief portion on the front side in the rotation direction and the main cylinder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenta Kato, Yuki Kawashima
  • Patent number: 9243660
    Abstract: A main bearing for a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine has first and second half bearings forming an axial groove on an inner circumferential surface of a butting portion. Each half bearing has a main cylinder portion including a central portion, and crush relief portions each extending toward the central portion from an end surface of the half bearing with a center angle of 3° to 15°. A plurality of crush relief grooves are formed in each crush relief portion in the circumferential direction to communicate with the axial groove. An oil groove is formed in the circumferential direction on an inner circumferential surface of the first half bearing. The second half bearing has a transition region having an inward protruding curved surface a wall thickness of which becomes thinner toward the crush relief portion from the main cylinder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Kawashima, Motohiko Koushima
  • Patent number: 9121449
    Abstract: A slide bearing has an oil supply passage formed in a lower bearing portion, that supplies lubricating oil into clearance between an outer peripheral surface of a rotating shaft and lower and upper slide surfaces, and an oil discharge passage formed in the lower half bearing portion and discharges the lubricating oil from the clearance. The oil supply passage has a downstream portion and the oil discharge passage has an upstream portion which is provided at positions on opposite sides of the rotating shaft. The oil supply passage has an upstream portion extending toward the upstream portion of the oil discharge passage, and the oil discharge passage has a downstream portion extending toward the downstream portion of the oil supply passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kenichi Shimano, Kazunori Ikeda, Yoshiaki Takada, Hiroshi Yagisawa, Takayuki Shimmyo
  • Patent number: 8979378
    Abstract: A sliding bearing 2 has a sliding surface 2a in sliding contact with an outer peripheral surface of a crankshaft 1 (rotating shaft) and a relief portion 4 formed along a circumferential direction on both axial end portions of the sliding surface 2a and retreated outward in a radial direction from the sliding surface 2a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hikita, Shinichi Kato, Yuichiro Kimura, Motoichi Murakami
  • Patent number: 8979379
    Abstract: A main bearing for a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine has first and second half bearings forming an axial groove on an inner circumferential side of a butting portion. Each half bearing has a main cylinder portion including a central portion in a circumferential direction, and crush relief portions each extending toward the central portion from an end surface of the half bearing in the circumferential direction with a center angle of 3° to 15°. A plurality of crush relief grooves are formed in each crush relief portion to extend in the circumferential direction and communicate with the axial groove. The first half bearing has an oil groove extending in the circumferential direction and a transition region having an inward protruding curved surface with a wall thickness becoming thinner toward the crush relief portion from the main cylinder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Kawashima, Motohiko Koushima
  • Publication number: 20150055901
    Abstract: A main bearing for a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine has first and second half bearings forming an axial groove on an inner circumferential side of a butting portion. Each half bearing has a main cylinder portion including a central portion in a circumferential direction, and crush relief portions each extending toward the central portion from an end surface of the half bearing in the circumferential direction with a center angle of 3° to 15°. A plurality of crush relief grooves are formed in each crush relief portion to extend in the circumferential direction and communicate with the axial groove. The first half bearing has an oil groove extending in the circumferential direction and a transition region having an inward protruding curved surface with a wall thickness becoming thinner toward the crush relief portion from the main cylinder portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Yuki KAWASHIMA, Motohiko KOUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20150055900
    Abstract: A main bearing for a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine has first and second half bearings forming an axial groove on an inner circumferential surface of a butting portion. Each half bearing has a main cylinder portion including a central portion, and crush relief portions each extending toward the central portion from an end surface of the half bearing with a center angle of 3° to 15°. A plurality of crush relief grooves are formed in each crush relief portion in the circumferential direction to communicate with the axial groove. An oil groove is formed in the circumferential direction on an inner circumferential surface of the first half bearing. The second half bearing has a transition region having an inward protruding curved surface a wall thickness of which becomes thinner toward the crush relief portion from the main cylinder portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Yuki KAWASHIMA, Motohiko KOUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 8961018
    Abstract: A connecting rod bearing fort supporting a crankpin of an internal combustion engine is provided. The crankpin has a discharge port on its surface for supplying lubrication oil to a gap between the crankpin and the connecting rod bearing constituted by a pair of half bearings. The half bearing includes a main cylindrical portion, crush reliefs and transitional regions. A plurality of crush relief grooves are formed in the crush relief to continuously extend in a circumferential direction, and an axial groove is formed at an inner side end edge of the half bearing in the circumferential direction to continuously extend in an axial direction so that the crush relief grooves communicate with the axial groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Kawashima, Motohiko Koushima
  • Patent number: 8936398
    Abstract: A bearing device includes: a journal part, a main bearing, a cylinder block, and a bearing cap. One half bearing held by the cylinder block includes: a first circumferential oil groove and a second circumferential oil groove being formed at positions opposite to an inlet of an oil passage of the journal part; a separation part separating the first circumferential oil groove and the second circumferential oil groove; and a first oil hole and a second oil hole respectively penetrating from the first circumferential oil groove and the second circumferential oil groove to an outer circumferential surface. The cylinder block includes an oil distribution passage which is formed so as to extend across both the first oil hole and the second oil hole of the one half bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenta Kato, Takeharu Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20140369632
    Abstract: A bearing device includes: a journal part, a main bearing, a cylinder block, and a bearing cap. One half bearing held by the cylinder block includes: a first circumferential oil groove and a second circumferential oil groove being formed at positions opposite to an inlet of an oil passage of the journal part; a separation part separating the first circumferential oil groove and the second circumferential oil groove; and an oil hole penetrating from the first circumferential oil groove to an outer circumferential surface. A length L1 in a circumferential direction of the separation part at a position in the inner circumferential surface of the one half bearing is smaller than a length L2 in the circumferential direction of the inlet of the journal part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kenta KATO, Takeharu YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140369633
    Abstract: A bearing device includes: a journal part, a main bearing, a cylinder block, and a bearing cap. One half bearing held by the cylinder block includes: a first circumferential oil groove and a second circumferential oil groove being formed at positions opposite to an inlet of an oil passage of the journal part; a separation part separating the first circumferential oil groove and the second circumferential oil groove; and a first oil hole and a second oil hole respectively penetrating from the first circumferential oil groove and the second circumferential oil groove to an outer circumferential surface. The cylinder block includes an oil distribution passage which is formed so as to extend across both the first oil hole and the second oil hole of the one half bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kenta KATO, Takeharu YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8905639
    Abstract: A main bearing for a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine is composed of a pair of semi-cylindrical bearings. An oil groove extending in a circumferential direction is formed on an inner circumferential surface of one semi-cylindrical bearing. The oil groove has the depth gradually decreasing toward a circumferential end surface of the one semi-cylindrical bearing, and defines a circumferential end portion on the circumferential surface without extending to an axial groove formed in a joint portion of the pair of semi-cylindrical bearings. An extension portion of the inner circumferential surface extends between the circumferential end portion and the axial groove, and a plurality of circumferential grooves extending in the circumferential direction is formed on the extension portion from the oil groove to the axial groove over an entire width of the circumferential end portion of the oil groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Ishigo, Yuichi Tomita, Motohira Yamada
  • Patent number: 8876391
    Abstract: A main bearing for a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine comprises a pair of semi-cylindrical bearings. An oil groove extends on an inner circumferential surface of one semi-cylindrical bearing in a circumferential direction so that the center thereof in an axial direction aligns with that of an inlet opening of a lubricating oil path in a journal section of the crankshaft. The oil groove does not extend up to an axial direction groove formed at a joint portion of the semi-cylindrical bearings so that a separation inner circumferential surface extends between a circumferential direction end portion of the oil groove and the axial direction groove. The length of the separation inner circumferential surface is smaller than that of the inlet opening in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Ishigo, Yuichi Tomita, Motohira Yamada
  • Patent number: 8870460
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plain bearing half liner for a crankshaft main bearing (24), with a slot (10) which extends in the circumferential direction over an angle of 90 to 170°, is closed at both circumferential ends of the plain bearing half liner and passes radially through the plain bearing half liner, and with an otherwise oil-groove-free sliding surface (11) on the inside of said plain bearing half liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Wiesbaden GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Lehmann, Thomas Grooteboer
  • Patent number: 8840307
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided a connecting rod bearing constituted by a half bearing, which has a main cylindrical portion, crush reliefs and a transitional region. The crush relief is formed so that a depth from a virtual inner circumferential surface at a position of an end surface of the half bearing in a circumferential direction is larger than a depth from the virtual inner circumferential surface at a position where the crush relief connects with the transitional region. Further, a plurality of circumferential grooves are provided in the main cylindrical portion to continuously extend in the circumferential direction throughout an entire length of the main cylindrical portion in the circumferential direction, and are continuously provided also in the transitional region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Kawashima, Motohiko Koushima
  • Patent number: 8821023
    Abstract: A lubricated plain bearing having at least one dirt guide groove formed on the sliding surface, which dirt guide groove extends at least partially to a greater extent in the circumferential direction of the bearing shell than in the axial direction of a shaft mounted therein, extends as far as an edge of the bearing and is open at the edge, such that dirt particles transported by the dirt guide groove to the edge can be discharged to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Wiesbaden GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten Bresser, Stefan Rittmann
  • Patent number: 8790012
    Abstract: In a journal bearing device having an upper bearing liner, a lower bearing liner, an upper base metal and a lower base metal, the lower bearing liner is divided into a sliding portion having a sliding surface and a clearance portion provided with a space between the lower bearing liner and a rotor, and is provided with an oil path formed on a back side of the sliding portion and extending from a border portion between the sliding portion and the clearance portion toward an upstream side in the rotational direction of the rotor, and an oil supply hole extending from an upstream end portion of the oil path to the sliding surface, and the lower base metal has an oil supply path and extending from an outer circumferential side of the lower base metal to the oil path at the border portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenta Suzuki, Makoto Hemmi, Tomoaki Inoue, Kenichi Murata
  • Patent number: 8783954
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sliding bearing shell comprising an oil bore (16) which radially penetrates the sliding bearing shell for introducing oil in the sliding bearing shell, wherein one or more collecting grooves (18), which extend on the inner side (14) of the sliding bearing shell (10) in the circumferential direction, are provided for collecting the oil present in the sliding bearing shell, the grooves being surrounded completely and all the way around by a supporting surface (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Wiesbaden GmbH
    Inventor: Thierry Garnier
  • Publication number: 20140158077
    Abstract: A bearing arrangement may include at least one sliding bearing having a polymer coating. The bearing arrangement may bear a camshaft, and at least one of the polymer coating is applied to the camshaft, and the polymer coating is arranged in a bearing ring. An oil trough for collecting oil may be provided on at least one of the bearing ring and a cylinder head which receives the bearing ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Luke Brodbeck, Jeff Carter, Falk Schneider
  • Patent number: 8714823
    Abstract: A sliding bearing 5 is composed of a pair of halved bearings 11, 12 and is provided with crush reliefs 11E, 12E in positions adjoining abutment surfaces 11B, 12B of these halved bearings. Chamfered portions 11D, 12D are formed in inward edge portions of the above-described abutment surfaces 11B, 12B, and a dust pocket 15 is formed on the middle side of the chamfered portions 11D, 12D. The relative angle ? formed by the above-described crush reliefs 11E, 12E with sliding surfaces 13 in positions adjoining the crush reliefs 11E, 12E is set at 0.69° or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukiyasu Taguchi, Masaru Kondo, Takashi Tomikawa, Katsuhiro Ashihara, Masao Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8714824
    Abstract: A bearing apparatus for a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine having a main bearing and a connecting rod bearing is provided. The main bearing comprises a pair of semi-cylindrical bearings, only one of which has an oil groove extending in a circumferential direction on an inner circumferential surface thereof. The oil groove is separated from an axial groove formed at a joint portion of the semi-cylindrical bearings by a separation inner circumferential surface of which a length L1 in the circumferential direction is smaller than a length L2 of an inlet opening of a journal portion in the circumferential direction. The connecting rod bearing also comprises a pair of semi-cylindrical bearings, and has axial grooves and crush reliefs with appropriate dimensions at joint portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Ishigo, Yuichi Tomita, Motohira Yamada
  • Patent number: 8708566
    Abstract: A half bearing for a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine, which includes crush relieves at both circumferential end portions of an inner circumferential surface of the half bearing, is provided. The half bearing further includes an axial groove at least at a position adjacent to a crush relief on a rear side of a relative rotation direction of the crankshaft, and adjacent to the inner circumferential surface of the half bearing. The axial groove extends along an entire width of the inner circumferential surface of the half bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuto Otsuki, Mikio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8696209
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connecting rod bearing for a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine, the connecting rod bearing comprising a pair of semi-cylindrical bearings. In at least one of the semi-cylindrical bearings, a front side circumferential groove is formed from the front side circumferential end surface, and in the opposed semi-cylindrical bearing, a rear side circumferential groove is formed from the rear side circumferential end surface. In a communicating portion where the front side circumferential groove, the rear side circumferential groove, and the axial groove communicate with one another, a depth of the front side circumferential groove is larger than a depth of the rear side circumferential groove, whereby a step portion in a depth direction of the circumferential grooves is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Ishigo
  • Patent number: 8690437
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connecting rod bearing for a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine, the connecting rod bearing comprising a pair of semi-cylindrical bearings. In at least one of the semi-cylindrical bearings, a front side circumferential groove is formed from the front side circumferential end surface, and in the opposed semi-cylindrical bearing, a rear side circumferential groove is formed from the rear side circumferential end surface. A circumferential length of the front side circumferential groove is larger than a circumferential length of the front side crush relief, and a circumferential length of the rear side circumferential groove is smaller than a circumferential length of the rear side crush relief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Ishigo
  • Patent number: 8672551
    Abstract: A sliding bearing supporting a crankshaft journal portion of an internal combustion engine includes a semi-cylindrical bearing half provided with a circumferential oil groove on its inner surface. The circumferential oil groove has an open groove end at least at one of its two circumferential ends, one end being in the rotational direction of the crankshaft. The other cylindrical bearing half has at least one circumferential local groove on its inner circumferential surface with an open groove end at a second circumferential end directed in the opposite direction to the relative rotational direction of the crankshaft. The circumferential oil groove and the local circumferential groove are in fluid communication at a region where groove bottom of the local circumferential groove deviates toward the sliding bearing from another groove bottom of the circumferential groove. An axial groove is formed along a contact interface between the first and second circumferential ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ukai, Osamu Ishigo, Yoshihiro Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20140064645
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided a connecting rod bearing constituted by a half bearing, which has a main cylindrical portion, crush reliefs and a transitional region. The crush relief is formed so that a depth from a virtual inner circumferential surface at a position of an end surface of the half bearing in a circumferential direction is larger than a depth from the virtual inner circumferential surface at a position where the crush relief connects with the transitional region. Further, a plurality of circumferential grooves are provided in the main cylindrical portion to continuously extend in the circumferential direction throughout an entire length of the main cylindrical portion in the circumferential direction, and are continuously provided also in the transitional region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki KAWASHIMA, Motohiko KOUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20140064644
    Abstract: A connecting rod bearing fort supporting a crankpin of an internal combustion engine is provided. The crankpin has a discharge port on its surface for supplying lubrication oil to a gap between the crankpin and the connecting rod bearing constituted by a pair of half bearings. The half bearing includes a main cylindrical portion, crush reliefs and transitional regions. A plurality of crush relief grooves are formed in the crush relief to continuously extend in a circumferential direction, and an axial groove is formed at an inner side end edge of the half bearing in the circumferential direction to continuously extend in an axial direction so that the crush relief grooves communicate with the axial groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: DAIDO METAL COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki KAWASHIMA, Motohiko KOUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 8651742
    Abstract: A sliding bearing 1 is formed cylindrically of a pair of half bearings 11 and 12. A dust pocket 4 formed of a recess part is formed in the inner peripheral edges of joining surfaces 11A and 12A of the half bearings 11 and 12, and foreign-substance discharge grooves 5 and 5? are formed in a sliding surface 3 continuing from the dust pocket 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Kondo, Kenji Watanabe, Yukiyasu Taguchi
  • Patent number: 8646980
    Abstract: A bearing shell segment for internal combustion engines, composed of a body defining an inner surface that receives a coating and makes contact with a layer of lubricant oil film and an opposite outer surface, associable to a bearing, an inner surface having at least a first area substantially free from the compression load coming from the movement of the piston by the explosion of air-fuel mixture, and a second area which receives compression load coming from the movement of the piston by the explosion of air-fuel mixture. The first area has at least a surface portion to capture foreign particles present in the layer of lubricant oil film, the surface portion having cavities positioned so as to enable at least one foreign particle to be captured and withheld while moving towards the flow of lubricant oil, before reaching the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignees: MAHLE International GmbH, MAHLE Metal Leve S/A
    Inventor: Denys Flores
  • Patent number: 8616774
    Abstract: A sliding bearing 1 is formed into a cylindrical shape by placing abutting surfaces 11A and 12A of a pair of half-bearings 11 and 12 so as to abut against each other. Two foreign substance discharging grooves 5 and 5? inclined with respect to an axial direction of the sliding bearing 1 are formed on a sliding surface 3 adjacent to an inner circumferential edge 4 of the abutting surfaces 11A and 12A. When a lubricant is supplied to the sliding surface 3, a foreign substance 6 mixed in the lubricant is trapped by foreign substance discharging grooves 5 and 5? and then discharged out of the sliding bearing 1 from ends 5A and 5B (5A? and 5B?) open to end faces 7 and 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Kondo, Kenji Watanabe, Yukiyasu Taguchi
  • Patent number: 8608385
    Abstract: A main bearing (20) for supporting a rotating crankshaft (56) includes an upper shell (22) and a lower shell (24). An upper inner surface (32) of the upper shell (22) has an oil supply groove (26) extending circumferentially therealong, an oil stem groove (28) extending obliquely from the oil supply groove (26), and a pair of oil distribution grooves (30) extending from the oil stem groove (28) along and parallel to the oil supply groove (26) to present an F-shape along the upper inner surface (32) of the main bearing (20). The oil grooves (26, 28, 30) provide for improved lubrication of the main bearing (20) at startup and when the engine is idle or stopped, especially in electric and hybrid vehicles. The main bearing (20) also has exceptional strength and load bearing capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Matthew Ovares, Robert Karl Sturk
  • Patent number: 8596871
    Abstract: There is provided a slide bearing for a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine, having a pair of half bearings combined with each other to form the slide bearing, and a crush relief formed in each end portion region in a circumferential direction of an inner peripheral surface of each half bearing by reducing a bearing wall thickness over an entire width in an axial direction of the half bearing, wherein a relief depth RD which is a reduction amount of the bearing wall thickness of the crush relief is maximum at each end portion in the circumferential direction of the half bearing, and gradually decreases toward a center in the circumferential direction, and the relief depth RD is maximum in a center in an axial direction of the half bearing, and gradually decreases toward both end portions in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahito Nakagawa, Tomohiro Ukai
  • Patent number: 8579509
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sliding bearing for an internal combustion engine for supporting a crankshaft including a pair of semi-cylindrical bearings combined with each other into a cylindrical body. Each of inner circumferential surfaces of the respective semi-cylindrical bearings includes first and second curved surfaces following two kinds of arcs with different curvatures. The first curved surface is in a region including a circumferential central portion of the inner circumferential surface. The second curved surfaces are in remaining two regions of the inner circumferential surface. The circumferential oil groove and the axial groove communicate with each other. The circumferential grooves of the second curved surfaces and the axial groove communicate with each other. The groove bottoms of the circumferential grooves of the second curved surfaces are displaced to a side of the bearing inner circumferential surface from a groove bottom of the axial groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Ishigo, Atsushi Okado
  • Patent number: 8556514
    Abstract: A sliding support structure includes: a support member (12; 106) and a shaft member (10; 120) that relatively rotates with respect to the support member (12; 106) wherein lubricating oil is supplied to between a sliding surface of the shaft member and a sliding surface of the support member, the support member (12; 106) has a sliding surface portion (x) that corresponds to a load concentrating portion between the shaft member (10; 120) and the support member (12; 106), and sliding surface regions (Ya, Yb) that are higher in oil repellency than the sliding surface portion are respectively provided on upstream and downstream sides of the sliding surface portion in a flow direction of the lubricating oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoichi Murakami, Shoji Miyazaki, Yoshiki Ariizumi, Ryuji Koike, Naoto Koyamaishi, Shuzou Sanda, Shigeru Hotta, Katsuhiro Ashihara, Yasuhiro Hikita
  • Patent number: 8556513
    Abstract: A connecting rod bearing in which a semi-cylindrical bearing has an inner circumferential groove that extends from an abutting end with respect to another semi-cylindrical bearing toward a circumferential center part of the semi-cylindrical bearing, and is in alignment with an outlet port of a lubricant oil passage, the abutting end being oriented toward the same direction as a direction of relative rotation of the crankpin with respect to the connecting rod bearing. The dimension are sized such that the connecting rod bearing is capable of preventing large size foreign substances from entering into the clearance defined along the inner surface of the connecting rod bearing even though foreign substances, accompanied in the lubricant oil which is fed to the connecting rod bearing from a cylinder block of an internal combustion engine through the journal portion of a crankshaft, is not caused to discharge from the connecting rod bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Daido Metal Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Ishigo, Atsushi Okado