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STARTING DEVICE

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
123179300 Condition responsive control of starting device 101
123185100 Mechanical 40
123179250 Having specific mounting or drive connection for electric starter motor 34
123179160 With fuel or intake air control 26
123179280 With electric generating means 14
123179700 Auxiliary fuel supply device 12
123179200 Remote control 8
123179210 With charge or cylinder heating 7
123179500 Control of spark ignition during starting 6
123179310 Having fluid-driven starting motor 5
20080276893SINGLE PIECE ROTOR - A starter for moving a movable portion of an engine to start the engine includes a gear housing, a gear assembly within the gear housing, an output member at a first end of the gear assembly adapted to operably couple to the movable portion of the engine, a motor housing, and a rotor rotatably mounted within the motor housing. The rotor has a shaft portion and a vane portion that are an integral, unitary piece. The shaft portion has splines for mating with the gear assembly. The splines prevent relative rotational movement between the rotor and the gear assembly and permit relative axial movement. The rotor is formed from aluminum and at least a portion of the rotor includes an anodized coating.11-13-2008
20100251985AIR STARTER ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM - A method of starting an engine with an engine starter that includes pressurizing a motor supply chamber with a fluid, selectively pressurizing an actuating chamber in response to the pressure in the motor supply chamber, moving a first valve along a first axis in response to pressure in the actuating chamber and moving a pinion toward engagement with the engine in response to movement of the first valve. The method further includes further pressurizing the actuating chamber, moving a second valve along a second axis in response to the further pressure in the actuating chamber, rotating the pinion in response to movement of the second valve, meshing pinion teeth with teeth on the engine, and starting the engine in response to rotation of the pinion.10-07-2010
20080257295REAR SERVICEABLE ENGINE STARTER - A starter includes: a gear housing mounted near an engine to be started; a speed reducing gear assembly within the gear housing; an output member aligned with a movable portion of the engine and rotatable under the influence of the gear assembly to move the movable portion to initiate operation of the engine; a motor housing mounted to the gear housing; and a fluid-driven motor within the motor housing and including a motor shaft rotating at a first speed to drive rotation of the speed reducing gear assembly, such that the output member is driven at a second speed lower than the first speed. The motor housing and motor are serviceable without changing the alignment of the output member relative to the movable portion of the engine.10-23-2008
20100162983PNEUMATIC STARTING SYSTEM - A pneumatic starter system for a combustion engine of a recreational vehicle including one or more pistons moving within a respective plurality of cylinders includes a pneumatic pressure source and a starter converting the pneumatic pressure source into rotational force applied to the one or more pistons causing movement of the one or more pistons and ignition of the combustion engine.07-01-2010
20120080003DUAL DRIVE PUMP SYSTEM USING AN ENGINE STARTER MOTOR - A dual drive pump system for rear wheel or front wheel drive automatic transmission in a motor vehicle includes a dual drive pump disposed off-axis of the transmission input shaft axis and driven by a gear train driven by a hub. The dual drive pump is also driven by a gear train driven by an engine starter motor. Torque multiplication through the gear train allows the dual drive pump to have a smaller displacement while still providing the hydraulic pressure needs of the transmission. The dual drive pump may be driven by either an engine or the engine starter motor depending on the operating conditions of the motor vehicle.04-05-2012
123179240 Either power or manual starting device 4
20080276891Power equipment apparatus having engine with electric starter motor and manual starter mechanism - A power equipment apparatus includes an engine, an electric starter motor, a manual starter mechanism, a temperature sensor, and a starter switch. The temperature sensor is operatively coupled with the engine and is configured to generate a temperature signal reflecting a temperature of a portion of the engine. The starter switch is configured to selectively facilitate passage of electrical power to the electric starter motor for actuation of the electric starter motor only when both the starter switch is actuated and the temperature exceeds a predetermined temperature.11-13-2008
20100242890INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH KICK STARTER - An internal combustion engine with a kick starter for ensuring layout flexibility of a kick shaft while suppressing an enlargement of the engine. An output shaft is disposed at a position overlapped with a driven pulley from a side view. A power transmission mechanism is disposed between the output shaft and the driven shaft pulley in a crankcase. A kick shaft is disposed at a position below and forward of the driven pulley shaft, which is not overlapped with the driven pulley from the side view. A kick intermediate shaft is disposed between the kick shaft and the crankshaft such that the kick starter is mounted on the crankcase.09-30-2010
20120055435MOPED TRANSMISSION - A moped transmission includes a crankcase assembled in four sections, namely a first section, a second section, a third section and a fourth section. A crankshaft is formed as an eccentric shaft, and the crankshaft has a crankshaft gear mounted to the crankshaft. The crankshaft passes through the first section, and the crankshaft passes through and is rotably mounted to the first planar vertical mounting face. An engine connected to the first section and the second section. A main shaft has a main shaft gear in mesh with the crankshaft gear. The main shaft passes through and is rotably mounted outside the first planar vertical mounting face. The main shaft gear is mounted to the main shaft outside the first section such that the main shaft gear is encapsulated between the first section and the third section.03-08-2012
20080245332Method For Starting a Hybrid Vehicle Heat Engine - The invention concerns a method applicable to a motor vehicle parallel hybrid drive train, comprising a heat engine, at least one electrical machine, a variable speed ratio transmission member, a first clutch linking the heat engine to the electrical machine, and a second clutch linking the transmission member to the electrical machine or to the heat engine. The method includes the following successive steps which consist in: a) placing the first clutch in open position; b) after positioning the second clutch in slip control, powering the electrical machine so as to drive same with kinetic energy higher than the energy required for starting the heat engine; and c) closing the first clutch so as to transmit, from the electrical machine to the heat engine, an energy at least sufficient to compensate the resisting torque of the heat engine shaft, and drive same at a starting speed.10-09-2008
123182100 Compression relieving type 3
20090064958Automatic Decompression Mechanism for an Engine - An automatic decompression mechanism for selectively actuating a cylinder valve of an engine so as to reduce the starting force required to start the engine. The mechanism includes a cam gear, a centrifugal member, and a cover member comprising an integrally formed biasing means for biasing and retaining the centrifugal member in the cam gear. The biasing means urges the centrifugal member into a decompression position when the cam gear is rotating at a lower speed, wherein a projecting portion of the centrifugal member actuates the valve mechanism to reduce the starting force required to start the engine. During normal engine operation, the centrifugal member pivots into a non-decompression position wherein the projecting portion of the centrifugal member recedes below the cam profile surface so as to prevent the projecting portion from actuating the valve mechanism.03-12-2009
20100077980COMPRESSION RELEASE MECHANISM - A compression release assembly is disclosed, the assembly including a camshaft rotatable about a camshaft axis, a trigger rotatable about a trigger axis substantially perpendicular to the camshaft axis, and a spring position between the trigger and the camshaft. Preferably, the trigger is rotated from an engagement position toward a disengagement position when a rotational velocity of the camshaft achieves a known value, and is rotated from the disengagement position toward the engagement position when the rotational velocity of the camshaft is below the known value.04-01-2010
20090199807METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A CAMSHAFT OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH AN ADJUSTABLE CAMSHAFT - A method for adjusting a camshaft of an internal combustion engine during a stop phase and during a subsequent new startup phase of the internal combustion engine. Such methods are used, in particular, in so-called start-stop designs for combustion engines. The camshaft controls intake valves and/or exhaust valves of the internal combustion engine and is adjustable by a camshaft adjuster. By a desired startup position of the camshaft adjuster, control time points of the intake valves and/or the exhaust valves are defined in which mechanical work necessary for starting the internal combustion engine is reduced and/or pollutant emissions of the internal combustion engine are reduced. In the method according to the invention it is provided that the camshaft adjuster is set in a desired stop position during the stop phase. During a first section of the startup phase, the camshaft adjuster is set from the desired stop position into the desired startup position. During a second section of the startup phase, a setting of the camshaft adjuster is performed as a function of measured operating parameters of the internal combustion engine. Furthermore, the invention relates to an internal combustion engine with a camshaft that can be adjusted by a camshaft adjuster.08-13-2009
123179220 Inertia type 3
20100083927SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLED SHUTDOWN AND DIRECT START FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - Systems and methods for controlling shut down of a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine include a mechanical energy storage device to decelerate an engine crankshaft to a stopping position desirable for restarting of the engine. Energy stored during shut down may be used to adjust or reposition the crankshaft to one of a plurality of angular orientations advantageous for restarting, and/or used to rotate the crankshaft during restarting of the engine. A flywheel having a variable mass, such as provided by two or more segments, which may be fixedly or selectively coupled to one or more springs may be used to selectively store and release energy.04-08-2010
20130042832ENGINE RESTART APPARATUS - An engine restart apparatus for improving fuel efficiency and reducing torque of an engine may comprise a double-mass type flywheel unit including a main flywheel rotating with an engine connected to a power train and having a ring gear to receive a power from a starter motor and a sub-flywheel rotatably fitted on a crankshaft of the engine and selectively connected to the main flywheel, a power control circuit forming an electric circuit connecting a battery with the sub-flywheel, and a controller combining the sub-flywheel with the main flywheel by connecting an electric current supplied to the sub-flywheel through a power control circuit or separating the sub-flywheel from the main flywheel by cutting the electric current supplied to the sub-flywheel, in accordance with the engine load condition, the engine start condition, and the vehicle mode condition.02-21-2013
20120080002Inertia assisted engine cranking - An inertia assisted engine starting apparatus and method are disclosed. The apparatus includes an internal combustion engine and an accessory drive system including an accessory. The accessory includes a rotatable member. An electric motor is selectively rotationally coupled to the accessory drive system. A mechanical coupling device selectively transfers rotational kinetic energy from the accessory drive system to start the internal combustion engine.04-05-2012
123179190 Includes auxiliary internal combustion engine 1
20080271695POWER SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF POWERING A VEHICLE - A power system is provided for a vehicle includes a primary combustion engine for powering a drive system of the vehicle for propelling the vehicle and non-drive systems associated with the vehicle in a first mode of operation. An auxiliary combustion engine is coupled to the primary engine for powering the non-drive systems in a second mode of operation when the primary combustion engine is powered off. The auxiliary engine is powered by the same fuel as the primary engine. The auxiliary combustion engine is coupled to the primary engine through at least one clutch that disengages and engages the auxiliary engine from the primary engine when the primary engine is powered on and off. A method of powering a vehicle is accomplished by powering a drive system of the vehicle for propelling the vehicle and non-drive systems associated with the vehicle through a primary combustion engine in a first mode of operation. When the primary combustion engine is powered off in a second mode of operation, the non-drive systems are powered by an auxiliary combustion engine that is coupled to the primary engine. The auxiliary engine is powered by the same fuel as the primary engine. The auxiliary combustion engine is coupled to the primary engine through at least one clutch that disengages and engages the auxiliary engine from the primary engine when the primary engine is powered on and off.11-06-2008
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20130081588ENGINE STARTER - An engine starter apparatus having a clutch assembly and a ring gear or pulley. The clutch assembly has a plate structure, a drive hub and a clutch element for selectively coupling the drive hub to the plate structure. The ring gear or pulley is coupled to the plate structure.04-04-2013
20130160731Vehicle Drive Having at Least Two Starting Systems - A vehicle drive, having an internal-combustion engine, includes a first a second starting system for starting the internal-combustion engine, where neither the first nor the second starting system is provided for generating vehicle propulsion.06-27-2013
20120186550DEVICE FOR STARTING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE HAVING A REDUCED NUMBER OF CONTROL LINES - A device for starting an internal combustion engine is described. This device has a control unit, a drive pinion, a starter motor, and multiple relays, which are connected via control lines to the control unit. At least one of the control lines is connected to multiple relays.07-26-2012
20110168116REDUCING GEAR AND STARTER DEVICE OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - The invention relates to a reducing gear (07-14-2011
20110168115ELECTRIC MACHINE COMPRISING ELECTRIC TERMINALS, PLUG AND PLUG-IN CONNECTION - Described is an electric machine (07-14-2011
20100132646Ignition Device for a Motor, Especially In a Motor Vehicle - The invention relates to an ignition device comprising a manually activatable slide that determines the desired working position of the slide by means of a slide control system. One such slide control system consists of a cam and a rod guided in said cam. The inventive ignition device also comprises an ignition switch which is electrically connected to the motor and can be switched between different switching positions according to the translatory movement of the slide. According to the invention, the ignition switch is embodied as a rotary switch comprising an input member for switching the contacts thereof. A rotor (06-03-2010
20100300391METHOD FOR STARTING A THERMAL ENGINE OF A HYBRID VEHICLE - A method for starting an internal combustion thermal engine of a hybrid vehicle having: the thermal engine provided with a drive shaft; at least one pair of driving wheels; a transmission, which transmits the motion from the thermal engine to the driving wheels and has a clutch; and an electric machine, which is mechanically connected to the clutch downstream of the clutch, so that the clutch is interposed between the electric machine and the thermal engine; the starting method includes the steps of: opening the clutch to separate the electric machine from the thermal engine; separating the electric machine from the driving wheels; making the electric machine rotate by operating the electric machine as a motor; and closing the clutch when the electric machine reaches a launch rotation speed.12-02-2010
20130146011IGNITION MODULE - An ignition module includes a housing, a cam, a first lever, a second lever, and an electromagnet is provided. The cam is rotatably supported by said housing between an OFF position and an ON position. The first lever is movable between a first state restricting movement of said cam from said ON position to said OFF position and a second state permitting movement of said cam from said ON position to said OFF position. The second lever is movable between a locked state restricting movement of said first lever from said first state to said second state and an unlocked state permitting movement of said first lever from said first state to said second state. The electromagnet is movable between an extended state and a retracted state. The electromagnet movable into said extended state when energized to position and maintain said second lever in said locked state.06-13-2013
20120017863ENGINE STARTING DEVICE AND ENGINE STARTING METHOD - An ECU executes a program including the steps of selecting an engagement mode when start of an engine is requested and when an engine speed is smaller than α01-26-2012

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