In Motor Vehicle Patents (Class 55/385.3)
  • Patent number: 11506111
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus of a work machine for cleaning debris from a screen mounted to a door of an engine cooling assembly. The cleaning apparatus includes a duct extending along the screen and along a first side of the door. The duct includes a duct end located at the door. A vacuum assembly is configured to draw a vacuum through the duct, wherein the vacuum assembly is detachably connected with the duct end. An alignment mechanism includes an aligner that extends from the duct to a frame of the work machine. The alignment mechanism aligns the duct end with the vacuum assembly to provide a seal between the duct and the vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Nathan R. Vandike, Megan L. Winchell
  • Patent number: 11479111
    Abstract: A vehicle has an upper hood duct with an air intake adjoining a hood air intake structure. A lower hood duct is connected to the upper hood duct. An on-engine air cleaner is connected to the lower hood duct. An auxiliary air inlet is arranged in the lower hood duct. The auxiliary air inlet may have an auxiliary air inlet door connected to an auxiliary air inlet door adapter by way of a hinge. The auxiliary air inlet door adapter may be connected to an auxiliary air inlet door adapter base attached to the lower hood duct. An electric or pneumatic actuator may be connected to the auxiliary air inlet door by way of an actuator door connection, and to the auxiliary air inlet door adapter by way of an actuator adapter connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Khawja Naveed, Gary Steven Boone
  • Patent number: 11466648
    Abstract: A water ingestion control system for an internal combustion engine can include a snorkel, at least one closure structure, a choking valve, and a controller. The snorkel can include an air intake opening and at least one evacuation inlet that can be selectively opened and closed by the closure structure. The choking valve can be located between the air intake opening and an air box and selectively open and close fluid communication between the snorkel and the air box. When in a closed state, the choking valve can close fluid communication between the snorkel and the air box and prevents fluid in the snorkel from flowing into the air box and the engine. The controller can be configured to place the choking valve in the closed state when the controller receives data indicative of the presence of water in the snorkel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Brandon E. Ricketts
  • Patent number: 11434807
    Abstract: A fan housing for a vehicle system includes a housing frame extending in a peripheral direction and penetrated by a connection opening for suctioning external air or external particles. A suctioned airflow or particle flow flows through the housing frame as a suction flow and in a direction of flow. Starting from the connection opening, a connection pipe extends in a direction outside the housing frame and a partition extends in a direction inside the housing frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul Illg, Alexander Berg, Phouphadeth Sananikone, Bhuvaneshwar Singh, Amruta Joshi, Martin Kieser
  • Patent number: 11427277
    Abstract: A two-wheeled vehicle includes a frame having a front frame portion, a mid-frame portion, and a rear frame portion. The mid-frame portion is coupled to the rear frame portion and the front frame portion. The vehicle further includes a plurality of ground-engaging members for supporting the frame. The engine includes an air deflector to assist in cooling a rear cylinder of a V-twin engine. An accessory windshield is also shown which may be coupled to the handlebars and front forks of the vehicle. Also, a rear accessory attachment is shown mountable to the rear fender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Indian Motorcycle International, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan D. O'Rourke, Cal W. Johnson, Chad M. Cunningham, Neil P. Quade, Steven M. Hamlin
  • Patent number: 11415091
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for an air intake system. In one example, an air intake system is provided. The air intake system includes a first air inlet duct providing intake air to an engine intake conduit, the first air inlet duct including an opening positioned external to an engine compartment. The air intake system also includes a second air inlet duct positioned upstream of the engine intake conduit and external to the engine compartment, the second air inlet duct including a funnel shaped to flow air to only a portion of an air filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Matthew McCann, Michael Marvin Landgraf, David Lowrie, Jeff Sean Boulton, Preet Kamal Virk
  • Patent number: 11370267
    Abstract: A working vehicle includes a cabin and an outside air inlet portion. The working vehicle further includes: a filter device having: a first filter providing a first filtering level; and a second filter providing a second filtering level that is a filtering level higher than the first filtering level; an air conditioning unit to which the outside air having passed through the filter device is supplied; and a filter changing mechanism having: a first state to allow the outside air to pass through only the first filter; and a second state to allow the outside air to pass through at least the second filter among the first filter and the second filter, the filter changing mechanism being configured to be selectively switched to the first state or the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guillaume Chauvel, Noriyuki Koshida
  • Patent number: 11351856
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a work vehicle in which clogging of a filter of an air cleaner with snow can be suppressed. The work vehicle includes: a radiator that cools cooling water for an engine; an air cleaner that cleans air to be fed to the engine; and an inlet hose that has an aspiration port open on a rear side of the radiator and leads the air from the aspiration port to the air cleaner. The radiator includes a shroud having an opening in which a fan of the engine is disposed and the aspiration port is disposed not to overlap with the opening of the shroud in back view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Tanaka, Satoru Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 11331607
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are air intake assemblies for internal combustion engines. In some embodiments, an air intake assembly includes an air filter configured to produce filtered air, a sealed filter housing configured to house the air filter therein, and an intake tube configured to convey the filtered air to an internal combustion engine. The filter housing includes an air intake port configured to provide intake air to the air filter. The air filter is configured to remove particulate matter from the intake air and produce the filtered air. The air filter includes a multi-component coupling interface configured to accept an intake-end portion of the intake tube in the coupling interface. The filter housing includes an aperture configured to accept the coupling interface of the air filter in the aperture. Also disclosed herein are methods of the air intake assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced Flow Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahriar Nick Niakan, Christian Luc Landel
  • Patent number: 11313277
    Abstract: A plenum duct for an auxiliary power unit includes a main body having an inlet aperture and a flow cavity. A pair of screen supports are coupled to the main body proximate a periphery of the inlet aperture, said screen supports extending into the flow cavity. A pleated screen is disposed on the pair of screen supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Juan F. Valencia, Curtis A. Beard, Robert W. Snyder
  • Patent number: 11296336
    Abstract: A water separator for a fuel cell system includes a closed housing with a gas connection, and a base plate arranged remotely from the gas connection and having a drainage outlet, an inside width of the housing at least in portions decreasing from the base plate towards the gas connection, and the height of the housing being less than the greatest inside width of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Christian Wolff, Jens-Dietrich Kurre
  • Patent number: 11261831
    Abstract: An air cleaner assembly including a tray including a cleat receptacle at a back side of the assembly and a cover including a cleat at the back side. The assembly further includes guide features arranged at a front side of the assembly. The guide feature are designed to contact one another continuously and guide the cover rearward, from an unseated position to a fully seated position where the cleat is seated within the cleat receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Morton, David Bryan McGeary, Roger Joseph Khami, Robert Boyer, Scott Allen Schaffer
  • Patent number: 11235275
    Abstract: A filtration system comprising a housing defining a central compartment, an outlet and a housing sealing surface having a first non-planar surface. A cover is removably coupled to the housing. The cover defines an inlet and comprises a cover sealing surface having a second non-planar surface. The filtration system also includes a filter element comprising a filter media and a seal member. The filter element is removably received in the central compartment. The seal member comprising a complimentary non-planar sealing surface that matches the first non-planar surface and the second non-planar surface such that the seal member axially pinched between the housing and the cover by the housing sealing surface and the cover sealing surface to form a first seal between the seal member and the housing and a second seal between the seal member and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC.
    Inventors: Jessie A. Knight, Scott W. Schwartz, Gregory K. Loken, Scott G. Manke
  • Patent number: 11236712
    Abstract: An air cleaner assembly including a tray including two cleat receptacles spaced apart from one another at a back side of the assembly and a cover including two cleats at the back side, each of the two cleats adapted to seat within one of the two cleat receptacles. The assembly further includes a mounting bracket coupled to the tray, between the two cleat receptacles. The mounting bracket includes a guide rib extending outward from the mounting bracket, toward the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Morton, David Bryan McGeary, Roger Joseph Khami, Robert Boyer, Scott Allen Schaffer
  • Patent number: 11219850
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are air intake assemblies for internal combustion engines. In some embodiments, an air intake assembly includes an air filter configured to produce filtered air, a sealed filter housing configured to house the air filter therein, and an intake tube configured to convey the filtered air to an internal combustion engine. The filter housing includes an air intake port configured to provide intake air to the air filter. The air filter is configured to remove particulate matter from the intake air and produce the filtered air. The air filter includes a multi-component coupling interface configured to accept an intake-end portion of the intake tube in the coupling interface. The filter housing includes an aperture configured to accept the coupling interface of the air filter in the aperture. Also disclosed herein are methods of the air intake assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced FLOW Engineering Inc.
    Inventors: Shahriar Nick Niakan, Christian Luc Landel
  • Patent number: 11135538
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are air intake assemblies for internal combustion engines. In some embodiments, an air intake assembly includes an air filter configured to produce filtered air, a sealed filter housing configured to house the air filter therein, and an intake tube configured to convey the filtered air to an internal combustion engine. The filter housing includes an air intake port configured to provide intake air to the air filter. The air filter is configured to remove particulate matter from the intake air and produce the filtered air. The air filter includes a multi-component coupling interface configured to accept an intake-end portion of the intake tube in the coupling interface. The filter housing includes an aperture configured to accept the coupling interface of the air filter in the aperture. Also disclosed herein are methods of the air intake assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced FLOW Engineering Inc.
    Inventors: Shahriar Nick Niakan, Christian Luc Landel
  • Patent number: 11092120
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are provided for an air filter configured to be mounted onto air inlets of turbochargers and superchargers. The air filter comprises a proximal base including an inlet receiver configured to receive an air inlet, a clamp to secure the air inlet within the inlet receiver, and a first opening aligned with a screw mechanism of the clamp. A filter medium fastened to the proximal base is configured to remove particulate matter and other contaminates from an incoming air stream. A distal end cap fastened to the filter medium comprises a second opening aligned with the first opening. A conduit within an interior cavity of the air filter is disposed between the first opening and the second opening, facilitating tightening and loosening the clamp by extending an appropriate tool through the interior cavity so as to engage the screw mechanism of the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: K&N Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Williams
  • Patent number: 11078899
    Abstract: A portable air cleaning apparatus includes a housing, an actuating and sensing device and an air cleaning unit. The housing includes an inlet through hole and an outlet through hole. The actuating and sensing module and the air cleaning unit are disposed inside the housing. The actuating and sensing module includes an actuating device and a sensor. The actuating device drives an external air to flow into an interior of the housing via the inlet through hole and discharge the air via the outlet through hole, so as to form an internal air flow. The sensor detects the internal air flow to generate an air-sensing result, such that the actuating and sensing module can accordingly control the air cleaning unit to turn on, turn off, or adjust cleaning intensity. Thus, the portable air cleaning apparatus can monitor and automatically clean the ambient air at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao-Jan Mou, Ta-Wei Hsueh, Shih-Chang Chen, Li-Pang Mo, Ching-Sung Lin, Yung-Lung Han, Chi-Feng Huang, Hsuan-Kai Chen
  • Patent number: 11035269
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air cleaner for a vehicle which can be installed on the rear of the vehicle, which includes a suction pipe provided with a slit having a length corresponding to a width of the vehicle, an air pump connected to inside of the suction pipe by a guide pipe, and a filter means connected to the air pump. The air cleaner is operated in a way of sucking exhaust gas and fine dust generated from an exhaust line of the vehicle together with fine dust and dust particles generated around tires of the vehicle during driving of the vehicle, removing them, and then discharging purified air to the atmosphere. The air cleaner can effectively remove the fine dust and various-shaped dust particles directly and indirectly generated from the vehicle, and remarkably reduce generation of fine dust by considerably suppressing diffusion of fine dust into atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Chun Ok Nam
  • Patent number: 11027596
    Abstract: A cabin air filter is provided with a filter element receptacle and a filter element having a fold pack. The fold pack has a first fold pack area having a fold height that is greater than the fold height of a second fold pack area. The filter element is inserted in an insertion direction into the filter element receptacle. The second fold pack area may form a sword that extends in the insertion direction away from a face of the filter element. The filter element has lateral strips that close off the fold pack on at least two sides of the fold pack. The sword is preferably inherently stable so that it can transmit compressive forces from the filter element to the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Tina Bayerlein, Peter Pekny, Elmar Riess, Emrullah Atilgan
  • Patent number: 10960333
    Abstract: A method for producing a filter element provided with a sealing part in which the sealing material is introduced into a casting chamber between two tundish parts when in the non-cured state, and a compensation space connected to the casting chamber for the expansion of the sealing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Arthur Sudermann, Fabian Wagner, Thomas Sieber, Guenter Goerg, Michael Metzger, Markus Roehrig, Thomas Jessberger, Timo Dirnberger, Bernd Joos
  • Patent number: 10954899
    Abstract: A filter cartridge for a filter for filtering a fluid is to be used downstream of a main filter cartridge in a filter and is provided with an inflow surface, an outflow surface, and a main flow direction extending from the inflow surface to the outflow surface. A filter body is provided that can be flowed through along the main flow direction. A filter cartridge frame supports the filter body. A seal is disposed on the filter cartridge frame and separates a filter interior of a filter into a clean side and a raw side. An adhesive connection is provided that connects the filter body and the filter cartridge frame to each other. In one configuration, the filter cartridge frame at an inflow side is provided with a grip area, wherein the grip area enables inflow of a fluid into the filter body via the grip area and manual removal of the filter cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kaufmann, Klaus-Dieter Ruhland
  • Patent number: 10875383
    Abstract: A vehicle component housing, such as for an air filtration assembly, includes a first shell having a mount defining a retention feature, and a second shell having a flange. A fastener has a hooked region rotatably supported by the mount and configured to selectively mate with the retention feature to retain the fastener in a disengaged position. The fastener has a locking member configured to mate with the flange to retain the fastener in an engaged position. The fastener may be a spring clip fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Morton, David Bryan McGeary, Scott Allen Schaffer, Robert D. Boyer, Roger Joseph Khami
  • Patent number: 10865672
    Abstract: The invention describes a filter element for an oil separator of a crankcase ventilation system in which a filter element is configured to separate oil from fluid and that has a covering surface extending parallel to a direction of flow, together with at least one cover element covering surface in at least some regions. An oil separator is taught having the filter element with at least one pressure control valve controlling crankcase pressure and has a valve closing body that operates in conjunction with a valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Zuerker, Markus Melde, Philipp Ehrhardt
  • Patent number: 10837413
    Abstract: An air delivery system for an engine includes a first air filter, a second air filter, a first conduit, a second conduit, an air box, and a third conduit. Each of the first air filter and the first conduit, and each of the second air filter and the second conduit are disposed at a first angle with respect to a lateral axis of the air box. The first angle is adapted to limit restriction to flow of intake air from each of the first air filter and the second air filter toward the air box. The third conduit is disposed at a second angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the air box. The second angle is adapted to limit restriction to the flow of intake air from the air box to the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Kalpeshbhai Ghanshyambhai Patel, Qinyang Rao, Dallas James Coffey, Amit Kashyap, Daniel Unger
  • Patent number: 10826356
    Abstract: A cooling air filter for an electric motor, includes a filter with a planar shape and minimum dimension so as to cover the area of the slits of a covering casing of a fan for an electric motor for which it is intended; and the filter is housed in a support which is fixed in a steady and removable way on the surface of the casing; the support having a frame-like structure from which at least two arms extend, which are diametrically opposite in the frame-like structure, and which are provided at their end with fixing and gripping means of the arms on the casing itself; the fixing means being configured for the fast detachment from and hooking onto said casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: NITTY-GRITTY S.R.L.
    Inventor: Michele Lapelosa
  • Patent number: 10711742
    Abstract: A vehicle air intake assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes a housing, a conical filter, and optionally may also include an inlet cowl. The housing and filter decrease in diameter from an inlet or distal end toward a proximal or outlet end. The shape of the housing guides the air into a smaller cross-sectional area and induces a Venturi effect on the airflow passing through the housing and filter. The housing decouples the filter from an engine inlet and the proximal or outlet end of the housing is sized so as to attach to the engine inlet and provide a smooth transition for the air leaving the housing and entering the engine inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Element 1 Engineering Ltd.
    Inventor: Bilal Mahmood
  • Patent number: 10688427
    Abstract: A filter element has a filter bellows with circumferential seal having a seal region and a fastening region with radial and axial fastening sections. The radial fastening section has a holding surface facing away from the filter bellows and engaging a radially inner pressure-exerting section of a housing. The axial fastening section provides a radially inner boundary of a circumferential groove of the seal region that receives a radially outer pressure-exerting section of the housing. A seal projection forms a radially outer boundary of the groove. The seal region has an axially acting sealing surface opposite the groove axially spaced farther from an axial filter bellows end face than the holding surface. Axial spacing between groove base and axially acting sealing surface is greater than a spacing between a transition of the groove base into the axial fastening section and a transition of the holding surface into the seal region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Timo Dirnberger, Daniel Schmid, Bernd Joos
  • Patent number: 10668419
    Abstract: A filter element and/or filter assembly such as for engine air filtration is provided that may include a filter housing, a pre-cleaner or cover, a primary filter element and optionally a secondary filter element. Different components may share a common seal to seal against unfiltered airflow. For example the secondary filter and the primary filter may use the same seal that may be carried by the primary filter. The secondary filter may also surround the primary filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CLARCOR Inc.
    Inventors: Jason LaMarr Tate, Thomas B. Green, John Michlitsch
  • Patent number: 10662834
    Abstract: A filter for filtering liquids has a housing with an inlet for liquid to be filtered and an outlet for filtered liquid. A coaxial filter element with a filter medium having an interior is arranged in the housing such that the filter element separates the inlet from the outlet. A central tube is fastened to the housing and the filter element is arranged coaxially on the central tube. An inner support body is arranged in the interior of the filter medium in a radial direction of the filter element between a radial inner circumferential side of the filter medium and the central tube. The inner support body has support webs distributed in an axial direction and in a circumferential direction of the inner support body. The support webs support the filter medium at least radially on the central tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Jokschas, Martin Weindorf
  • Patent number: 10648431
    Abstract: An air intake structure for an automobile includes an intake duct provided in an engine compartment that is located below an engine hood of the automobile. The intake duct includes an inlet opening, an outlet opening, and a duct body. Air is configured to be sucked in from the engine compartment through which the inlet opening. The air is configured to be supplied to a casing of an air cleaner provided in the engine compartment. The duct body connects the inlet opening and the outlet opening. The duct body has a contact portion that is configured to be in contact with the casing of the air cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tamaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10618403
    Abstract: An apparatus and a system is provided that may be utilized to provide stability to air flow through a hood scoop. The present invention may also be utilized to straighten and smooth out air flow through a hood scoop and accompanying air filter media. The present invention utilizes an air filtration media which may be inserted into at least a portion of a vehicle hood scoop and may filter out particulate and may also slow air flow down temporarily in order to straighten and/or smooth turbulent air flow through the air filtration media. Additionally, the present invention may provide an apparatus that may facilitate more uniform pressure inside the hood scoop of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: K&N Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Fiello, Steve Williams
  • Patent number: 10622752
    Abstract: An enclosure for an electronic device includes a housing having wall defining a cavity that is configured to receive an electronic assembly therein. The wall includes a plurality of housing steps formed in an interior surface. A cap includes a side surface extending around a perimeter of the cap with a plurality of cap steps formed in the side surface. The cap is positioned at an entrance to the cavity such that the plurality of housing steps align with the plurality of cap steps and welded in place. Flash from the weld is captured in a flash trap so that no weld flash is visible on the exterior surface of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Dvorak, Christopher J. Pawlowski, Ross C. Heyman, Mathieu P. Roy, Arun R. Varma
  • Patent number: 10598137
    Abstract: A combined mass airflow sensor and hydrocarbon trap is provided for absorbing evaporative hydrocarbon emissions from an air intake duct of an internal combustion engine. The combined mass airflow sensor and hydrocarbon trap comprises a duct that supports a hydrocarbon absorbing sheet in an unfolded configuration within a housing. The duct communicates an airstream from an air filter to the air intake duct during operation of the internal combustion engine. An opening in the housing receives a mass airflow sensor into the duct, such that the mass airflow sensor is disposed within the airstream. Guide vanes extending across the duct reduce air turbulence within the airstream passing by the mass airflow sensor. Ports disposed along the duct allow the evaporative hydrocarbon emissions to be drawn into the interior and arrested by the hydrocarbon absorbing sheet when the internal combustion engine is not operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: K&N Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin McClelland, Steve Williams
  • Patent number: 10532304
    Abstract: An interface air filter and assembly for use with an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The assembly has a housing having an air intake port and an opening. There is an air filter assembly with an air filter having a closed end and an open end and a reducing coupling. The reducing coupling has a first end with a first engaging member having an external circumference and outer surface, a second end with a second engaging member having an external circumference less than the first engaging member external circumference, and the second engaging member has an inner surface. The first end of the reducing coupling is attached to the open end of the air filter. The air filter assembly is in contact with the housing such that the air filter resides within the housing and the outer surface of the first engaging member engages the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Flow Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahriar Nick Niakan, Christian Luc Landel
  • Patent number: 10441909
    Abstract: Filter media incorporating one or more filtration layers that include fibers including fiber portions orientated at a non-zero angle with respect to a surface of the filtration layer are provided. In some embodiments, at least a part of the fiber portions are positioned at an angle of at least 20 degrees (e.g., between 46 degrees and 90 degrees, or between 61 degrees and 90 degrees) with respect to a surface of the filtration layer or an outer or cover layer of the media. This orientation of fiber portions may result in an increased efficiency (e.g., average efficiency and/or initial efficiency) compared to similar filter media that do not include such oriented fiber portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: Arash Sahbaee, Bruce Smith
  • Patent number: 10434453
    Abstract: A compressor system includes a compressor and a filter assembly that includes a holder and a replaceable filter element positioned via the holder. The holder is formed in part of a perforated wall such as a metallic mesh material wall, forming a cavity wherein the replaceable filter element is positioned. An end cap traps the replaceable filter element within the cavity. The holder is reusable, so as to reduce material waste and cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventor: Janez Jakop
  • Patent number: 10391841
    Abstract: A cabin air filter is provided with a filter medium and a filter element frame that frames the filter medium and is configured to attach the cabin air filter to a filter housing. The filter element frame is provided with at least one engagement element configured to engage pivotably at least one receiving element of the filter housing for pivoting the cabin air filter relative to the filter housing about a pivot axis. The filter element frame also has at least one snap hook that locks with at least one locking element of the filter housing for blocking pivoting of the cabin air filter relative to the filter housing at least in a first direction about the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Nefzer, Torsten Fritzsching, Mario Rieger, Dominik Haider, Stephan Kessler
  • Patent number: 10376823
    Abstract: A filter element with an improved mounting frame and method of assembly are provided. The filter element includes a filter media pack with a mounting frame attached to the outer periphery of the filter media pack. The mounting frame defines a channel that holds a shut-off material for preventing leakage of an adhesive securing the mounting frame to the filter media pack. A filter element that includes a polymeric material between the filter media pack and the adhesive is also provided. The shut-off material may be pre-formed or applied in a flowable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Baldwin Filters, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy L. Krull, Michael J. Von Seggern, Jeffrey E. D. Rogers, Trenton Yendra
  • Patent number: 10364746
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to an inlet screen for turbomachinery. The inlet screen may include a first screen and a second screen, wherein at least a portion of the first screen is offset from the second screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Navindaran Srinivasan, Francis Adams
  • Patent number: 10352279
    Abstract: A construction machine includes: a partition member partitioning an accommodation space in an engine compartment into a main chamber and an intake chamber while having an inter-chamber opening; a fan disposed in the main chamber to generate cooling air flowing through an air intake opening, the intake chamber, the inter-chamber opening, and the main chamber in this order by sucking air in the engine compartment in a suction direction; a duct joined to an outer wall to enclose the air intake opening and including an inner peripheral surface enclosing a duct passage leading to the air intake opening and an outer peripheral surface. The duct extends in a duct extension direction different from the suction direction of the fan, disposed in the intake chamber to define a duct surrounding space around the outer peripheral surface of the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: Kobe Steel, Ltd., KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zenzo Yamaguchi, Satoshi Tabuchi, Kyoko Masuda, Shinichi Kinoshita, Kazuhiro Ueda
  • Patent number: 10343099
    Abstract: A filter device may include a housing including a first housing part and a second housing part which define a chamber through which a fluid is flowable. The device may also include a filter insert arranged in the housing and configured to filter the fluid. The filter insert may include a seal. The second housing structure may be configured as a web. A circumferential section of the second housing structure may include a contour. The contour may include a recess configured as an interruption in an area of the web. The device may further include a support element arranged on the filter insert interacting with the second housing structure in an area of the contour. The second housing structure may press the first sealing surface against the first housing structure via the support element to seal a clean side from an unfiltered side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventor: Sven A. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 10340564
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a vehicular storage battery device includes a housing, battery boxes, and a common cooling passage. The battery boxes are disposed in the housing. Each of the battery boxes houses an electric cell as a vehicle power source and includes a heat transporting part transporting heat generated in the battery box to outside of the battery box. The common cooling passage is disposed in the housing. The common cooling passage is provided with an inlet for taking in a fluid and an outlet for discharging the fluid having passed through the passage. The inlet and the outlet are open in a direction different from a traveling direction of the vehicle. The heat transporting part of each of the battery boxes is exposed to inside of the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Akinobu Nishikawa, Shigeki Kono, Masaki Sato, Tatsuya Arai, Kotaro Ogawa, Shinichiro Kosugi, Masahiro Sekino, Kazuto Kuroda, Hideaki Yasui, Mai Honda, Tomonao Takamatsu, Mitsunobu Yoshida, Takafumi Nakahama, Akihiko Ujiie, Atsumi Kondo, Masahiro Kurosu
  • Patent number: 10337471
    Abstract: A filter cartridge for a filter for filtration of a fluid has a prismatic basic shape with a base face and a top face arranged parallel to each other and each having a polygonal basic shape. The prismatic basic shape is provided with a first lateral face and a second lateral face neighboring the first lateral face, wherein the first lateral face is an inflow surface and is substantially positioned perpendicular to the neighboring second lateral face. The prismatic basic shape has a third lateral face that is an outflow surface and is positioned at an angle relative to the first lateral face, wherein the angle is greater than 10° and smaller than 80°. A filter with such a filter cartridge is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kaufmann, Klaus-Dieter Ruhland
  • Patent number: 10315143
    Abstract: A method for producing a filter element provided with a sealing part in which the sealing material is introduced into a casting chamber between two tundish parts when in the non-cured state, and a compensation space connected to the casting chamber for the expansion of the sealing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Arthur Sudermann, Fabian Wagner, Thomas Sieber, Guenter Goerg, Michael Metzger, Markus Roehrig, Thomas Jessberger, Timo Dirnberger, Bernd Joos
  • Patent number: 10309351
    Abstract: An intake system component of an internal combustion engine includes a porous material product and a resin molded portion. The porous material product is formed from a porous material and includes an outer edge and a general portion. The resin molded portion encompasses the outer edge and is formed integrally with the porous material product. The general portion is located outside the resin molded portion. The outer edge has a lower filling density than the general portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Inuzuka, Ryusuke Kimura
  • Patent number: 10309354
    Abstract: An air intake system for a commercial vehicle is disclosed. The air intake system includes a hood with at least one frontal intake opening through which air to be guided to an engine of the commercial vehicle can flow and with at least one plenum configured to receive air flowing through the intake opening. The air intake system further includes at least one air pipe having at least one air duct with at least one inlet opening through which the air flowing through the frontal intake opening can flow, the air duct arranged upstream of and fluidically connected with the plenum so as to guide the air to and into the plenum. The air intake system additionally includes at least one air filter and at least one silencer plate arranged upstream of the air filter, the silencer plate having a plurality of through openings through which the air can flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Nicholas Magnuski, David Reynolds, Derek O'Banion
  • Patent number: 10294860
    Abstract: Provided is a resin cover removal structure for removing a resin cover attached to a metallic body, where the body and the resin cover are attached to each other in such a manner that a body-side attachment surface formed on a peripheral edge portion of the body and a cover-side attachment surface formed on a peripheral edge portion of the resin cover face each other, a part of at least one of the body-side attachment surface and the cover-side attachment surface is cut off to provide an insertion groove opened outside a peripheral edge portion thereof, the insertion groove is inclined in such a manner that a distance between the body and the resin cover decreases toward the inside of the peripheral edge portion, and the resin cover can be removed from the body by inserting a wedge-shaped tool into the insertion groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tatsuya Goto
  • Patent number: 10252202
    Abstract: An interface air filter and assembly for use with an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The assembly has a housing having an air intake port and an opening. There is an air filter assembly with an air filter having a closed end and an open end and a reducing coupling. The reducing coupling has a first end with a first engaging member having an external circumference and outer surface, a second end with a second engaging member having an external circumference less than the first engaging member external circumference, and the second engaging member has an inner surface. The first end of the reducing coupling is attached to the open end of the air filter. The air filter assembly is in contact with the housing such that the air filter resides within the housing and the outer surface of the first engaging member engages the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Advance Flow Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahriar Nick Niakan, Christian Landel
  • Patent number: 10213723
    Abstract: A filter element for fluids, including: a filter bellows made of a filter medium, the filter medium placed in the filter bellows along pleated edges in a zig-zag shape, in pleats that extend between opposite end edges of the filter bellows; wherein an end pleat having a pleated edge and an opposite free end margin is arranged on each opposite end face of the filter bellows, pleated edges that are consecutive along an end edge of a pleat end at opposite surfaces of the filter bellows; wherein a segment of one of the end edges extends obliquely to one of the pleated edges in such a manner that, in the one segment, the pleated edges on a first one of the opposite surfaces have a different length than the pleated edges of an opposite one of the opposite surfaces; and wherein the pleats are laterally sealed by the end edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventor: Sven Epli