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Crankcase vapor used with combustible mixture

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
123573000 Vapor treated before mixing with combustible mixture (e.g., cooling) 61
123574000 Specific control valve (e.g., PCV valve) 29
20120199104CRANKCASE VENTILATION DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - A crankcase ventilation device is provided for an internal combustion engine. The crankcase ventilation device includes, but is not limited to an intake air inlet configured to have intake air flowing therethrough, and a crankcase gas inlet configured to have crankcase gas flowing therethrough, and a charge air outlet configured to have charge air flowing therethrough. The crankcase ventilation device is configured to mix inlet crankcase gas with inlet intake air and let it out as charge air, where the intake air inlet, the crankcase gas inlet, and the charge air outlet open into a widening. The crankcase gas inlet opens into the widening at a crankcase gas inlet opening. The distance of the crankcase gas inlet opening from a flow central axis flowing at least through the intake air inlet in one plane is greater than the distance of the intake manifold wall from the flow central axis.08-09-2012
20080236553INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH BREATHER SYSTEM - An internal combustion engine including a valve system and a breather system. The valve system includes a camshaft having intake cams and exhaust cams. The intake cams open and close intake valves, and the exhaust cams open and close exhaust valves. The breather system includes an upstream-side breather chamber and a downstream-side breather chamber. Blow-by gas flows into the upstream-side breather chamber through a chain chamber. The down-stream side breather chamber is provided in the camshaft, and also formed of a through hole constituted of a plurality of hole portions. The hole portions have different sizes and are aligned in the axial direction. The through bole opens to the chain chamber at a first shaft end portion of the camshaft, and also opens to the down-stream side breather chamber at a second shaft end portion of the camshaft. The down-stream side breather chamber is formed of a cam holder.10-02-2008
20100077999INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An internal combustion engine 04-01-2010
20090301448BLOW-BY GAS RECIRCULATION STRUCTURE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A blow-by gas recirculation structure includes a cylinder head including an intake manifold mounting surface and a cylinder block mounting surface with a first intake passage extending between a first intake opening formed in the intake manifold mounting surface and a first intake port formed in the cylinder block mounting surface, and a second intake passage extending between a second intake opening formed in the intake manifold mounting surface and a second intake port formed in the cylinder block mounting surface. The cylinder head further includes at least one blow-by gas passage for recirculating blow-by gas to the first intake passage. The intake manifold mounting surface has at least one enlarged recess fluidly connected between the blow-by gas passage and the first intake passage, the enlarged recess being disposed between the first and second intake openings and at least partially aligned with centers of the first and second intake openings.12-10-2009
20110011379COMPRESSOR - A compressor for a turbocharger is supplied with crank case ventilation (CCV) gases from the engine which is turbocharged. The CCV gases are piped into an inlet of the compressor housing which supports an insert with an MWE structure. The MWE structure comprises an outer wall and an inner wall with a gas flow passage defined between them. At high r.p.m. of the compressor impeller air flows through the passage to provide more air volume to the impeller and at low r.p.m. excess air is bled out of the passage for recirculation. The CCV gases are directed to a position upstream of an inlet to the gas flow passage where they emerge through an outlet which may be defined in the insert. The CCV gases may be supplied to the outlet via a chamber defined between the insert and the compressor housing. The arrangement provides for improved mixing of CCV gases with the incoming air and does not compromise noise reduction.01-20-2011
20130061832INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A combustion engine, in particular that of a motor vehicle, includes a ventilation device for feeding gases of a crankcase of the combustion engine enclosing at least one crankshaft to an air feed of the combustion engine, wherein the air feed feeds an airflow rate to the combustion engine. An adapter device may fluidically connect a full load path of the ventilation device to a full load line of the ventilation device and a part load path of the ventilation device to a part load line of the ventilation device.03-14-2013
20130160751METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An internal combustion engine has a cylinder in which a combustion chamber, bounded on one side by a reciprocating piston, is formed. The piston drives a crankshaft rotatably mounted in a crank casing. The internal combustion engine has an inlet opening for combustion air into the crank casing, and an outlet opening out of the combustion chamber. The internal combustion engine has at least one overflow duct which connects the crank casing interior to the combustion chamber. The internal combustion engine has a crank casing pressure sensor for measuring the crank casing pressure, a device for determining the rotational position of the crankshaft, and an evaluation device which evaluates the measurements of the crank casing pressure sensor. A method for operating the internal combustion engine is provided where the ambient pressure is determined using the crank casing pressure measured by the crank casing pressure sensor.06-27-2013
20120006306 Housing for an Internal Combustion Engine with a PCV Valve for Crankcase Ventilation, and a Method for Attaching a PCV Valve to a Housing - A housing for an internal combustion engine with a PCV valve for crankcase ventilation, including a valve housing and a valve insert, wherein the valve housing comprises a pressure-side opening which is connected to a pressure space carrying blow-by gases and a suction-side opening which is connected to a suction space, wherein the valve insert includes a valve body displaceably guided in the valve housing and a spring, wherein in an pressure-less state the valve body is pre-loaded towards, and rests on, a valve seat, wherein the valve body, exclusively controlled by a defined positive pressure in the pressure space relative to the suction space, is automatically displaceable to an open position against the force of the spring in order to provide a ventilation opening for blow-by gases between the pressure space and the suction space, wherein the valve housing includes two separate valve housing parts, wherein the valve seat is integrated into a first valve housing part and the first valve housing part is integrated into the housing forming a single piece, and a second valve housing part can be connected to the first valve housing part with the valve insert inserted in between to form a complete valve, and wherein the pressure-side opening is provided in the first valve housing part and the suction-side opening is provided in the second valve housing part.01-12-2012
20090205618BREATHER DEVICE IN ENGINE - A blow-by gas introducing passage having a blow-by gas inlet port, an air-cleaner-side breather passage that extends upwardly as branched from the blow-by gas introducing passage so as to communicate with an intake system, and a case-side breather passage that extends downwardly as branched from the blow-by gas introducing passage so as to communicate with an oil chamber are provided to an inner surface of a side cover that is detachably mounted to a timing-gear chamber communicating with a crank chamber. The blow-by gas introducing passage, the air-cleaner-side breather passage, and the case-side breather passage are formed integral with the side cover.08-20-2009
20090288649BLOWBY GAS TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE CYLINDER ENGINE - In a blowby gas treatment system for a multiple cylinder engine, in which: a first cylinder and a second cylinder are provided to the engine; a first fuel supply device that always operates during operation of the engine is connected to the first cylinder; and a second fuel supply device that is capable of stopping an operation thereof during the operation of the engine is connected to the second cylinder, first and second branch pipes of an intake manifold are connected to the first and second cylinders, and a blowby gas outlet of a breather chamber and a blowby gas inlet opening into the first branch pipe communicate with each other via a breather pipe, the breather chamber collecting a blowby gas of the engine. Accordingly, when any of the cylinders is stopped, it is possible to easily prevent a blowby gas from flowing toward the stopped cylinder.11-26-2009
20110203559PCV VALVE MOUNTING STRUCTURES - A mounting structure for mounting a PCV valve includes a mount recess formed in at least one of joint surfaces of a cylinder head and an intake manifold, so that at least a part of the PCV valve can be fitted into the mount recess.08-25-2011
20090188478CRANKCASE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A crankcase that is provided in an internal combustion engine, in which blow-by gas is returned to an intake passage via a gas outflow passage formed in a cylinder block so as to extend in a direction from an upper portion to a lower portion of the cylinder, includes: a partition wall extending in a direction from an upper portion to a lower portion of the crankcase and facing an inner side surface of a crankcase outer wall that also extends in the direction from the upper portion to the lower portion of the crankcase; an internal space that is formed between the partition wall and the inner side surface of the crankcase outer wall and connected to the gas outflow passage at an upper end of the internal space; and a window that is formed on the partition wall to communicate an inside and outside of the internal space.07-30-2009
20080257319BREATHER DEVICE OF VERTICAL TYPE ENGINE - A breather device of a vertical type engine includes: an engine body having a crank chamber and a cylinder bore; and a timing transmission chamber provided above the engine body and housing a timing transmission device that connects between a crankshaft and a cam shaft which are vertically placed, respectively, the timing transmission chamber communicating at one side with the crank chamber and at the other side with the outside, wherein the breather device includes a breather chamber communicating with the timing transmission chamber via a communication tube, the breather chamber communicating with an intake silencer box. Hence, oil can be efficiently separated from breathing gas of a crank chamber.10-23-2008
20090241919DEVICE FOR SEPARATING LIQUIDS FROM GASES - The invention relates to a device for separating liquids from gases, especially for separating oil particles from blow-by gases of the crankcase ventilation of internal combustion engines.10-01-2009
20100147273HEAD COVER OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A part of a ceiling wall (06-17-2010
20100199958Engine Air Management System - An engine air management system is provided for an internal combustion engine generating blowby gas in a crankcase containing engine oil and oil aerosol. The system includes combinations of two or more of an air-oil separator, an air filter, and an acoustic silencer.08-12-2010
20080295814Internal Combustion Engine - The invention relates to an internal combustion engine (12-04-2008
20090308364Blowby gas returning apparatus - A blowby gas returning apparatus is mounted in an engine provided with a turbocharger in an intake passage and provided with a blowby gas returning passage for flowing blowby gas generated in the engine to return to the engine. This apparatus comprises an intake bypass passage connecting an upstream side and a downstream side of the intake passage with respect to the turbocharger, and a jet pump for generating negative pressure in the intake bypass passage. An exit of the first blowby gas returning passage is connected to the intake bypass passage through the jet pump. The apparatus further includes a second blowby gas returning passage connecting the intake passage downstream of the throttle valve to a head cover. In the head cover, a PCV valve is placed at an entrance of the second blowby gas returning passage.12-17-2009
20100024788Systems and methods for filtering crankcase fumes - A filtration system is disclosed. The filtration system includes a valve lid defining a chamber. The chamber is configured to extend substantially in a second direction. The filtration system also includes a filter element associated with a lower portion of the chamber. The filtration system further includes a passageway in flow communication with the lower portion of the chamber. The passageway is configured to provide flow communication for a mixture of oil vapor and crankcase fumes flowing into the chamber substantially in a first direction and substantially upward direction. The first direction is generally orthogonal to the second direction. The chamber is configured such that the flow of the mixture into the chamber results in at least a portion of the oil vapor collecting in the filter element, and at least a portion of the crankcase fumes flowing through the filter element.02-04-2010
20120145135ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE OF VACUUM PUMP - The inside in an engine case is sucked to turn a pressure in the engine case into a negative pressure. A breather chamber is disposed above a vacuum pump. An intake port of a blow-by gas is disposed in an upper portion of the vacuum pump. A discharge port of the blow-by gas is disposed in a lower portion of the vacuum pump.06-14-2012
20110315131Vacuum Port Having a Flow Disruptor - An intake system of an engine is provided. The intake system including an intake manifold, a vacuum port located in said intake manifold and in an air-flow path downstream of a throttle body and upstream of a plurality of intake runners, the vacuum port including a molded flow disruptor including a cross-beam traversing an outlet of the vacuum port, the cross-beam oriented at an angle between 0 and 90 degrees with respect to an axis of a throat in the intake manifold, and a vacuum passage coupling the vacuum port to a vehicle subsystem.12-29-2011
20120055454Fuel Cap Breather Apparatus - An improved breather apparatus for use on fuel tanks is disclosed. The breather apparatus may include a mounting base including a valve seat and at least one venting cavity, a valve mounted on the valve seat, and a cover operatively associated with the mounting base. The cover may include at least one venting cavity connected to the venting cavity of the mounting base. The breather apparatus may also include an air filter operatively connected to the valve. Methods of assembling and using the disclosed breather apparatus are also disclosed.03-08-2012
20110180050INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An Otto cycle, Atkinson cycle or supercharged internal combustion engine (07-28-2011
20100269804INTAKE PIPE STRUCTURE OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An intake pipe structure of an engine comprises: a joint pipe unit constituted by a return pipe portion and an intake pipe portion for introducing air into the engine. The return pipe portion has one end connected with the intake pipe portion to return blow-by gas from the engine to the intake pipe portion. The return pipe portion has first and second surface sections respectively extending in the range of first and second lengths from the one end of the return pipe portion, the first surface section smoothly and continuously extending, and the second surface section being shorter than the first surface section. The return pipe portion has a curved surface portion enlarged and curved at its downstream side toward the one end of the return pipe portion, and an opening opened at the one end to the intake pipe portion in the form of non-circular shape.10-28-2010
20100269803INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In an internal combustion engine (10-28-2010
20090101124BLOW-BY GAS PROCESSING DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - Blow-by gas in a plurality of crank chambers (04-23-2009
20120298080METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, CONTROL ELEMENT, INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A method for operating an internal combustion engine having at least one venting duct running from a crank chamber of a crankcase to an intake manifold, includes the steps of measuring a fresh air mass flow supplied to the internal combustion engine with an air mass sensor, determining a cylinder charge of at least one cylinder of the internal combustion engine depending on the measured fresh air mass flow, determining during operation a pressure of the crank chamber, and correcting the determined cylinder charge depending on a measured change of the pressure in the crank chamber. A control element for a controller of an internal combustion engine, in particular an automobile, carrying out the method, and an internal combustion engine, in particular in an automobile, with such control element are also described.11-29-2012
20130008419AUTOMOTIVE FUEL SYSTEM - A PCV circuit for an internal combustion engine is modified to deliver the PCV fluid to an atomization chamber which also receives fuel from an electronic fuel injector tapped into the main vehicle fuel supply. The fuel from the injector is thoroughly vaporized in and/or immediately downstream of the chamber and conveyed to the vehicle intake manifold. A switch cuts off operation of the fuel injector at high load/high throttle setting conditions. The injector operates at a constant frequency with a selected ON time.01-10-2013
20080223348INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND VEHICLE HAVING THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An engine (internal combustion engine), in accordance with an embodiment, includes: a cylinder head disposed above a crankcase; a cylinder head cover attached to cover an upper side of the cylinder head; and an ignition plug provided with a plug part inserted into the cylinder head and a plug cap disposed outside the cylinder head cover. The cylinder head cover includes a gas passage formed in such a U-shape as to surround the plug cap of the ignition plug as viewed from an insertion side of the ignition plug, the gas passage allowing fuel gas (blow-by gas) containing oil to flow in from the crankcase.09-18-2008
20080223347ENGINE PCV SYSTEM WITH HYDROPHOBIC, OLEOPHOBIC MEMBRANE FOR AIR/OIL SEPARATION - An engine crankcase emission control system for an internal combustion engine includes a cylinder air intake system connected to associated engine cylinders. The system also includes an engine crankcase. A crankcase air outlet connects the crankcase to the cylinder air intake system at a location subject to variable intake vacuum pressures to allow crankcase vapors to be drawn into inlet air passing to the cylinders. A hydrophobic, oleophobic membrane covers the crankcase air outlet. The membrane inhibits the passage of oil and water out of the crankcase through the crankcase air outlet.09-18-2008
20130118459Plate Assembly for Positive Crankcase Ventilation System - A positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) plate system is disclosed that provides for expanded operation on a vehicle engine. The PCV system, in an embodiment, comprises a PCV plate, link plate, adapter plug, and one or more link plate plugs. The PCV plate may have three orifices that may align with and securely mount over ports on an engine valve cover. One orifice on the PCV plate may be fitted with the adapter plug to allow attachment of a block breather hose or other hose, while two other orifices may allow attachment of the link plate plugs or catch cans. The link plate may be installed over two orifices on the PCV plate and link plate plugs may extend therethrough and at least partially into the two orifices, and a link plate gasket may be provided therebetween providing a gas-tight seal.05-16-2013
20080202483REDUCED-EMISSION SINGLE CYLINDER ENGINE - An engine having an operating orientation includes an engine housing having a crankcase and a single cylinder bore, and a single piston configured to reciprocate within the single cylinder bore to generate pressure pulses in the crankcase. A breather chamber is at least partially defined by the crankcase and is disposed adjacent the single cylinder bore. The breather chamber includes a lowermost wall in the operating orientation that defines a drain aperture through which a lubricant flows into the crankcase. A breather cover is coupled to the crankcase and cooperates with the crankcase to fully define the breather chamber. The breather cover includes a bottom in the operating orientation and a wall extending substantially vertically from the bottom in the operating orientation to at least partially define a cover space. The breather cover defines an air-lubricant mixture aperture configured to allow for the passage of the air-lubricant mixture into the cover space. The wall defines a cover space drain aperture spaced a first non-zero distance above the bottom to facilitate the discharge of lubricant from the cover space to the breather chamber. The cover space drain aperture is spaced a second non-zero distance above the drain aperture when the engine is in the operating orientation.08-28-2008
20130146039SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING VACUUM DEGRADATION IN A VEHICLE - An engine including a lubricated vacuum source is disclosed. In one example, engine oil entrained in gases lubricates a vacuum pump. The approach may provide for improved efficiency when generating vacuum.06-13-2013
20120279481INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - The present invention has an object to provide an internal combustion engine in which abnormal combustion accompanying inflow of oil hardly occurs. For this purpose, in one mode of the present invention, the internal combustion engine includes a plurality of cylinders disposed along a flow of cooling water, and a surge tank having a plurality of air outlet ports connecting to the respective cylinders, wherein the surge tank is formed so that relatively much oil accumulates in a vicinity of an air outlet port connecting to a cylinder which is located at an upstream side of the flow of the cooling water, and accumulation of the oil is relatively small in a vicinity of an air outlet port connecting to a cylinder which is located at a downstream side of the flow of the cooling water.11-08-2012
20130199507Method for Producing a Ventilation Bore in a Thrust Bearing of a Crankcase of a Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine - A method is provided for producing a ventilation bore in a thrust bearing of a crankcase of a reciprocating internal combustion engine by milling. The milling cutter is an angled-head milling cutter, which is introduced into the crankcase in the direction of a cylinder longitudinal axis and is moved in the direction of a crankcase longitudinal axis until the thrust bearing is perforated. Subsequently, the angled-head milling cutter is moved back in the direction of the crankcase longitudinal axis and removed from the crankcase by moving the angled-head milling cutter in the direction of the cylinder longitudinal axis. Internal stresses in the crankcase are avoided by the production of the ventilation bore, as a result of which the strength of the crankcase is increased.08-08-2013
20130199506DUAL FUNCTION BREATHER BYPASS SYSTEM - A breather system functions, under high load conditions, as an open breather system, and functions as a closed breather system under low load conditions. The breather system includes a first flow path between the engine crankcase and an air intake for the engine, and a three-way valve mechanism located within the flow path and responsive to air intake depression pressure to close the pathway leading to the air intake and allow for a second flow path between the engine chamber and atmosphere to function as an open breather system. When the air intake depression pressure in the air intake is such that the valve leading to the air intake is open, the system operates as a closed breather system.08-08-2013
20090071451Engine system routing crankcase gases into exhaust - An engine system is disclosed. The engine system has an engine block having at least one combustion chamber and at least partially defining a crankcase. The engine system also has an inlet conduit connecting a compressor of a turbocharger with the at least one combustion chamber. The engine system further has an exhaust conduit connecting a turbine of the turbocharger with the combustion chamber and a ventilation conduit connecting the crankcase with the exhaust conduit. The engine system also has a controller in communication with the turbocharger, the controller being configured to adjust the geometry of the turbocharger to maintain a pressure of the crankcase lower than a pressure of the inlet conduit.03-19-2009

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