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With means to guide and/or control air for power plant cooling

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180680200 With further means to utilize power plant cooling air for other purposes 7
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20130025952GRILLE SHUTTER DEVICE - The present invention provides a grille shutter device for selectively opening and closing a grille opening in the front grille of a vehicle. The grille shutter device includes at least one fin, a motor, a transmission mechanism, a first switch, and a second switch. The fin has a support shaft, which is rotatably supported by the front grille. The motor has an output shaft. When supplied with electricity, the motor rotates the output shaft in one direction. The transmission mechanism converts the rotation of the output shaft to a swinging motion of the fin, thereby swinging the fin between a closed position, where the fin closes the grille opening, and an open position, where the fin opens the grille opening. When the fin is swung to the closed position, the first switch stops the motor. When the fin is swung to the open position, the second switch stops the motor.01-31-2013
20100089674Tractor - The present invention is provided for sufficiently ensuring a heat balance in the inside of a bonnet. In a tractor in which a radiator including an outside-air suction fan is arranged frontward of an engine, the radiator and the outside-air suction fan are covered with a bonnet, and the outside air is sucked by the outside-air suction fan through a front grille portion formed in the bonnet thus cooling the radiator, a radiator cooling air discharge opening portion is formed in a side wall portion of the bonnet, and the radiator cooling air discharge opening portion opens in the rearward direction.04-15-2010
20080257624Cooling device for electric apparatus mounted on vehicle - Exhaust air from an electric-powered battery cooling fan which draws in an exhaust airflow from a battery for traveling purpose is diffused in a direction to a ventilating opening provided in a first cross member, as shown by an arrow C (10-23-2008
20130075172GRILLE SHUTTER DEVICE - A grille shutter device adapted to be arranged at a front portion of a vehicle body, the grille shutter device including a main air inlet taking air to flow the air to a specific heat exchanger arranged in the vehicle body, a shutter mechanism arranged at the main air inlet, the shutter mechanism opening and closing to control a flow rate of the air flowing from the main air inlet to the specific heat exchanger, and a bypass air inlet allowing the air to bypass the shutter mechanism to guide the air to the specific heat exchanger.03-28-2013
20100071977APPARATUS FOR FEEDING COOLING AIR TO A RADIATOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - Inlet openings at the frontal region of a vehicle have actuable transversely oriented pivoting lamellae disposed behind them. The lamellae guide an air flow to a vehicle radiator in a targeted manner. The pivoting lamellae are connected to an actuating device with control linkages that are articulated to one another via deflection levers for an upper and a lower lamella unit. The upper pivoting lamellae are adjusted at an angle which is different than the lower pivoting lamellae. The upper pivoting lamellae can be set in each case as a unit jointly with the lower pivoting lamellae as a further unit.03-25-2010
20100071976JALOUSIE FOR A VEHICLE - The jalousie for the control of the air flow through the engine cooler of a vehicle has rotatable fins (03-25-2010
20090159352COOLING DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - A cooling device for a vehicle, comprising a fan comprising an input end and a power supply, a transmission box having an input end, a universal joint coupling having an input end and a pulley; wherein the input end of the transmission box is connected to the universal joint coupling, the input end of the universal joint coupling is connected to the pulley, the input end of the transmission box is connected to a transmission device via the universal joint coupling, the transmission box operates to change an angle between a movement center line of the power supply and that of the fan.06-25-2009
20130081887CONSTRUCTION MACHINE - A construction machine includes an exhaust duct for discharging a lower airflow to the exterior of an engine room. An air inlet for introducing air into the exhaust duct is provided in an upper portion of the exhaust duct, and an air outlet for discharging the air from the exhaust duct is provided in a lower portion of the exhaust duct. An air passage is formed in the interior of the exhaust duct between the air inlet and the air outlet. The exhaust duct is disposed on an exhaust side of the engine room such that the air introduced into the air passage in the exhaust duct through the air inlet is discharged below the engine room from the air outlet through a discharge port, and such that a hydraulic pump provided on the exhaust side of the engine room is shielded from the discharge port by the exhaust duct.04-04-2013
20130087395Utility Vehicle - A utility vehicle comprises a driver seat; a passenger seat positioned such that the passenger seat and the driver seat are arranged side by side in a rightward and leftward direction; a console box provided between the driver seat and the passenger seat; a shift lever operated by a driver to perform a shifting operation; and a grab member provided in the vicinity of the passenger seat and secured to the vehicle body frame; wherein the shift lever is provided between the driver seat and the passenger seat and is positioned closer to the driver seat than a center of the console box in the rightward and leftward direction; and the grab member is provided between the driver seat and the passenger seat and is positioned closer to the passenger seat than the center of the console box in the rightward and leftward direction.04-11-2013
20130062132COOLING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - A cooling device for a motor vehicle has an internal combustion engine in a rear region of a vehicle body and has a charge air cooler arranged below an extendable rear spoiler. The charge air cooler is arranged in an oblique plane in an air deflection duct of the vehicle body and has inflow air flowing through it. Downstream of the charge air cooler, the air deflection duct is configured as an outflow air nozzle that narrows toward the end and is arranged to achieve a horizontal discharge of the outflow air.03-14-2013
20130068546FLUID COOLER ARRANGEMENT FOR A COOLING PACKAGE IN A WORK VEHICLE - A work vehicle includes a frame and a cooling package carried by the frame. The cooling package includes a housing with an opening, and a fluid cooler covering the opening. The fluid cooler includes at least one hinge along one side thereof, and at least one latch along another side thereof, whereby the fluid cooler can be pivoted open to access an inner side of the fluid cooler.03-21-2013
20120111652SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCREASING OPERATING EFFICIENCY OF A POWERTRAIN BY CONTROLLING AN AERO SHUTTER - A method of increasing operating efficiency of a powertrain includes unrestricting a grille opening by fully opening a shutter at or below a first predetermined vehicle speed, and turning a fan off. The method also includes unrestricting the grille opening by fully opening the shutter above the first predetermined vehicle speed and at or below a second predetermined vehicle speed under a high powertrain cooling load, and turning the fan on. The method additionally includes partially restricting the grille opening above the second predetermined vehicle speed via an intermediate position of the shutter, and turning the fan off. A specific size of the fan together with the selected positions for the shutter at the respective vehicle speeds provides sufficient airflow through the grille opening to cool the powertrain, and provides increased powertrain operating efficiency. A system for increasing operating efficiency of a powertrain and a vehicle are also provided.05-10-2012
20080296075DUCTLESS COOLING SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE POWER STORAGE UNIT - A battery of a vehicle is cooled by air from a cabin of the vehicle. The air from the cabin flows underneath a rear seat of the vehicle and to the battery.12-04-2008
20110073395APPARATUS FOR OPENING AND CLOSING AIR FLAP FOR VEHICLE - Disclosed herein is an apparatus for opening and closing an air flap for a vehicle. The apparatus for opening and closing an air flap may include a coolant temperature sensor provided at an engine to measure a coolant temperature of the engine, a control unit comparing a measurement value input from the coolant temperature sensor with a reference value stored therein, thus outputting a control signal, an actuator rotating in response to the control signal of the control unit, a power transmission unit connected to the actuator to transmit rotating force of the actuator, and a flap unit installed in an opening of a front end module carrier, and being selectively movable in a vertical direction in the opening by power transmitted from the power transmission unit to the flap unit to open or close the opening, thus permitting or preventing an inflow of air into the cooling module.03-31-2011
20090188734Flow-Inducing Baffle For Engine Compartment Ventilation - A work machine comprises a baffle configured to divert air flow from a source of pressurized air laterally outwardly toward a peripheral edge of the baffle to create a flow-inducing region about the peripheral edge to ventilate the engine compartment.07-30-2009
20100006361AGRICULTURAL MACHINE HAVING DEDICATED MULTI-SECTION FAN UNIT - A fan unit for an agricultural machine includes a fan housing configured to define a plurality of fan chambers. Each fan chamber of the plurality of fan chambers has a respective air inlet port and a respective air outlet port. A shaft is rotatably mounted to the fan housing. The shaft has an axis of rotation that intersects the plurality of fan chambers. A plurality of fans is attached to the shaft for rotation with the shaft. Each fan of the plurality of fans is located in a separate respective fan chamber of the plurality of fan chambers.01-14-2010
20110297468ADJUSTABLE RADIATOR GRILL ARRANGEMENT - An adjustable radiator grill arrangement for a motor vehicle comprises at least one air channel, through which an air flow for the incident flow of a radiator can be guided. The grill arrangement has a first grill element and a second grill element, which are moveable relative to one another, in order to open or to close the air channel. The first grill element comprises a closing edge, which is disposed at a distance from a counter-edge when the air channel is opened and adjacent to the counteredge when the air channel is closed. The first grill element comprises an elastically deformable closing element, which forms the closing edge.12-08-2011
20100243352MOVABLE GRILLE SHUTTER DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - An movable grille shutter device for a vehicle is provided, which includes a case adapted to be attached to a vehicle body; a plurality of louvers arranged in the case, the plural louvers being allowed to change between fully opened and closed postures for permitting and preventing, respectively, an air flow through a front grill opening portion into an engine compartment; a link mechanism arranged in the case and opening and closing the plurality of louvers; and a drive unit driving the link mechanism arranged in the case, wherein the link mechanism is driven by the drive unit so as to selectively operate a portion of and all of the plurality of louvers.09-30-2010
20090277706AIR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR HEAVY DUTY TRUCK UNDER-HOOD HEAT CONTROL - A system for removing heat from the engine compartment (11-12-2009
20100326755Agricultural Tractor Cooling Package - An agricultural tractor (12-30-2010
20120097465SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A SHUTTER IN A VEHICLE VIA A COOLING FAN DUTY-CYCLE - A method is provided for controlling operation of an adjustable shutter configured to be operated between and inclusive of fully-closed and fully-opened positions for cooling a powertrain in a vehicle having a grille opening. The method includes monitoring operation of a fan capable of being driven at a selectable speed for cooling the powertrain. The method also includes maintaining the fully-closed position of the shutter when the speed of the fan is below a predetermined speed. The method additionally includes selecting a non fully-closed position of the shutter before the predetermined speed of the fan is selected. Furthermore, the method includes selecting the predetermined speed of the fan after the non fully-closed position of the shutter has been selected. A system for controlling operation of such a fan and a vehicle are also provided.04-26-2012
20120097464CONTROL OF A SHUTTER VIA BI-DIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION USING A SINGLE WIRE - A shutter system for controlling an airflow through a grille opening in a vehicle includes at least one louver. The shutter system also includes a mechanism configured to select a position for the at least one louver between and inclusive of fully-opened and fully-closed to control the airflow through the grille opening. The shutter system additionally includes a slave processor in operative communication with the mechanism and a master controller in bi-directional communication with the slave processor via a single wire. The master controller is adapted to control a selection of the position of the at least one louver by commanding the mechanism via the slave processor using solely the single wire. The slave processor is adapted to respond to the master controller using solely the single wire. A method of controlling operation of an adjustable shutter is also provided.04-26-2012
20090183935STRUCTURE FOR MOUNTING POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS ON VEHICLE - A structure for mounting a power supply apparatus on a vehicle includes a driver's seat and a passenger's seat installed within a vehicle compartment and aligned in the vehicle width direction, an instrument panel provided at the vehicle front inside the vehicle compartment and equipped with electronics, a battery pack assembly located between the driver's seat and the passenger's seat, and wire harnesses electrically connected to the battery pack assembly. The vehicle front side and the vehicle upper side of the wire harnesses face the battery pack assembly. With the above-described configuration, there is provided a structure for mounting a power supply apparatus on a vehicle where the electronics provided at the instrument panel are appropriately protected from an electromagnetic wave.07-23-2009
20090152031Outlet duct of battery system for hybrid electric vehicle - The present invention provides an outlet duct for discharging air to the outside during air cooling in a battery system for a hybrid electric vehicle.06-18-2009
20080264707COOLING STRUCTURE FOR A CONTINUOUS VARIATION TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OF AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE - A cooling structure for a continuous variation transmission system of an all-terrain vehicle which includes a radiator mounted at a front end of the vehicle and under a front body cover, a hood enclosing the radiator, a gearbox having an inlet and an outlet, the inlet being connected with an inlet conduit for drawing outside cool air into the gearbox, the outlet being connected with an exhaust conduit for discharging hot air from the gearbox, wherein the inlet conduit has an inlet end mounted between the hood and the front body cover and shielded by the hood and the front body cover, whereby the cooling structure can effectively prevent water, dirt and dust from entering the gearbox and are simple in construction and easy to assemble and maintain.10-30-2008
20090050385SELECTIVE CLOSING OF AT LEAST ONE VEHICLE OPENING AT A FRONT PORTION OF A VEHICLE - Mechanisms are described for selectively closing grille and/or bumper openings. These mechanisms may be operated in response to one or more vehicle parameters. Closure mechanism control signals may be delivered to such mechanisms along a vehicle databus. In addition, vehicle parameters used in determining the control of such mechanisms may be sensed and provided along the databus to a controller which then processes the parameter information for determining whether to open or close the vehicle grille closing mechanism and/or the vehicle bumper opening closing mechanism.02-26-2009
20090120702Structure for Installing Electrical Part - A structure for installing a fan as an electrical part includes a battery case having a top surface and provided to a vehicle, and a battery cooling fan installed at a prescribed position on the top surface. The battery case and the battery cooling fan have a guide, grooves and guides which guide the battery cooling fan toward the prescribed position while the battery cooling fan is slid on the top surface. By such a configuration, the structure for installing the electrical part with good workability at the time of installation is provided.05-14-2009
20110168470Double heat exchanger radiator assembly - The disclosure generally relates to a heat exchanger apparatus having first and second heat exchangers arranged in a parallel configuration to receive a first fluid (e.g., a hot fluid) to be subjected to a heat exchange operation (e.g., cooling of the hot fluid). The first and second heat exchangers are further configured in a series configuration with respect to the flow of a second fluid to be used as a heat exchange medium (e.g., a cold fluid to be heated by the first, hot fluid). The heat exchanger apparatus can be used as a radiator (e.g., engine coolant heat exchanger) for a motorized vehicle, in particular a heavy vehicle intended for use in relatively hot ambient environments (e.g., an armored fighting vehicle adapted for desert use at ambient temperatures above about 100┬░ F.). The disclosure also relates to methods of using the heat exchanger apparatus, for example in the motorized vehicle setting.07-14-2011
20110203861IMPACT AND DAMAGE RESISTANT FRONT END AIRLFOW CONTROL DEVICE - An airflow control device for controlling a flow of air through a grille of a vehicle includes a sheet of flexible material. The sheet is moveable between an open position allowing airflow through the grille and a closed position blocking airflow through the grille. The sheet moves in a generally vertical path between the open position and the closed position.08-25-2011
20110203862Fan Accessory Unit for a Motorcycle - A motorcycle fan unit or a horn and fan combination unit includes a decorative cover having a primary surface. An optional first bracket is attached to the cover, and an optional horn is attached to the first bracket. A second bracket is attached to the cover, and a fan is attached to the second bracket. The horn and fan are located behind the cover so as to be hidden from view when the cover is viewed from an angle being approximately perpendicular to the primary surface, or when the motorcycle is viewed from its lateral side. The fan may be located behind the horn in an overlapping fashion. Also, the fan may be designed to move air along a path approximately perpendicular to the primary surface of the cover and also move air along a path approximately parallel to the primary surface of the cover.08-25-2011
20120292121Vehicles - A vehicle comprises front and rear wheels, a passenger cell, and an engine, wherein the engine is located entirely aft of the foremost extent of the passenger cell, the engine having a cooling circuit, further comprising a radiator that is in fluid communication with the cooling circuit, the radiator being located aft of the front wheel centres and in front of the engine, and in an airflow path that extends from an underside of the vehicle to an exit on a rear face of the vehicle, wherein the airflow path is ducted at least in a portion around the radiator. This arrangement succeeds in placing the radiator close to the engine, thereby avoiding long conduit paths and their associated weight. The ducting causes a region of high pressure on the face of the radiator, and the exit on the rear face of the vehicle opens into the low pressure region behind the vehicle, so that air is drawn along the flow path, through the radiator.11-22-2012
20120090906VENTILATION ASSEMBLY FOR A FRONT EXTERIOR OF A VEHICLE - A ventilation assembly is configured for operative attachment to a front exterior of a vehicle. The ventilation assembly includes a first and a second section. The first and second sections are configured to move between respective open and closed positions. The first and second sections define respective first and second openings when the first and second sections are in the respective open positions to provide continuous fluid movement from the front exterior of the vehicle therethrough. Likewise, the first and/or second sections are a fluid barrier, configured to prevent the ingress of fluid from the exterior of the vehicle through the respective opening, when the section is in the respective closed position. Additionally, one of the first and second sections is disposed above the other of the first and second sections on the front exterior of the vehicle.04-19-2012
20110005851Vehicle grille including adjustable louvers, and/or method of making the same - In certain example embodiments of this invention, there is provided a grille for a vehicle (e.g., a car, truck, SUV, or the like). In certain example embodiments, the vehicle grille includes adjustable louvers. In certain example embodiments, the louvers are configured to change position relative to the grille (e.g., to rotate, slide, or otherwise move) when a predetermined condition is met (e.g., vehicle speed above/below a predefined threshold, wind speed above/below a predefined threshold, etc.). This configuration advantageously may result in better vehicle performance (such as, for example, better fuel efficiency), e.g., related to less drag and/or improved aerodynamics.01-13-2011
20080257623Swing-Type Operation Machine - To realize a mounting structure on the rear side of the seat of the operator station on which the seat and equipment for operation are installed in the swing table of a swing-type operation machine, the mounting structure being simple in construction yet imparted with a sufficiently large strength without increasing the size of the swing table or without utilizing the counter weight. The swing-type operation machine comprises an under carriage, a swing table mounted on the under carriage so as to freely swing thereon, an operator station mounted on the swing table and on which a seat and equipment for operation are installed, and a heat exchanger-mounting body supporting a heat exchanger for cooling the engine that is positioned at the back of the seat of the operator station and supporting the rear part of the seat of the operator station.10-23-2008
20090205891VEHICLE LOAD FLOOR SUPPORT WITH INTEGRAL AIR DUCT - A porous, sound absorbing structural foam load floor support is provided that defines an integral duct. The duct is configured as a ventilation air passage from the air outlet of a heat-emitting component, such as an energy storage system in a hybrid vehicle, so that the load floor support serves both to support the load floor as well as to provide a route for heat dissipation. By integrating the duct within the load floor support, a separate duct, which would have to route around other vehicle components located under the load floor, is not required. The structural foam load floor support is configured to absorb noise of a cooling system for the energy storage system. A porous expanded polypropylene foam is especially well-suited for noise attenuation and load floor support.08-20-2009
20090139786UNDERCOVER SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT OF A VEHICLE - An undercover system is attached to the bottom of a vehicle engine compartment. A cover has at least one inlet to introduce air from under the engine compartment into the engine compartment. The cover may have a downwardly slanted surface, and the inlet may be near the slanted surface. The inlet may include an opening, and a guide portion to guide the air toward the opening. The guide portion may have a corner pointing toward the front of the vehicle. The cover may also have an exhaust portion behind the inlet, to exhaust the air. The exhaust portion may include an exhaust guide plate slanted toward the engine compartment. The cover may also include an oil drain hole. An additional exhaust portion may be provided behind the exhaust portion.06-04-2009
20120067655JAMMING RESISTANT AERO LOUVER - A louver for a vehicle includes a panel having a central portion and a first outer edge portion. A hinge interconnects the central portion and the first outer edge portion. The louver rotates about a rotation axis in a first direction from an open position to a closed position. The hinge bends to allow the first outer edge portion to move relative to the central portion to reduce an effective moment arm resisting rotational movement of the louver when the louver is bound.03-22-2012
20110139525Engine compartment cooling system - In combination with an engine compartment having an engine, a hood, and at least two front quarter panel side walls defining an interior engine compartment, an engine compartment cooling system, is provided which includes a clear hole in at least one of the side walls positioned between a passenger compartment and a forward portion of a fender wheel well. At least one axial fan assembly has a fan housing, a plurality of fan blades, a motor shaft, and a fan motor. The fan assembly is mounted in the clear hole. A fan motor control system is operatively connected to a first temperature sensor for sensing a temperature of the engine compartment, and sending a first signal data to a controller operable to optimize a fan speed of the fan assembly based on the temperature of the engine compartment. A heated air flow path originates from the engine compartment and is exhausted outwardly through the fan assembly into an ambient air flow for cooling of the engine compartment.06-16-2011
20120193156AIR GUIDE PLATE FOR AUTOMOBILE AND SEALING STRUCTURE - An air guide plate is provided which can easily realize stable sealing properties with respect to an automobile part disposed near the air guide plate and which can provide a structure in which the air guide plate and the automobile part are not collided, at a low cost. The air guide plate 08-02-2012
20090260905In-Vehicle Device Cooling Apparatus - A cooling apparatus cools a battery and a DC/DC converter. In a duct, a battery cooling fan having a great rated capacity is installed. The duct branches into a battery-side intake duct and a DC/DC converter-side intake duct on the downstream side of the battery cooling fan. In the battery-side intake duct, the battery is installed to received cooling air. In the DC/DC converter side intake duct, the DC/DC converter is installed to receive cooling air. A DC/DC converter cooling fan having a small rated capacity is installed directly upstream of the DC/DC converter. An ECU controls the two cooling fans based on the temperature of the battery and the DC/DC converter.10-22-2009
20100147611Motor vehicle and control method of motor vehicle - A motor vehicle is equipped with an outside air introduction assembly 06-17-2010
20120103712SKID STEER MACHINE HAVING PIVOTABLY MOUNTED COOLING SYSTEM AND NON-METALLIC VIBRATION ISOLATOR - A skid steer machine includes an operator cage supported on a skid steer machine frame. A pair of lift arms are pivotably attached to the skid steer machine frame behind the operator cage and extend longitudinally on both sides of the operator cage. A cooling package includes a first heat exchanger and a second heat exchanger, and a blower fan configured to blow air in parallel through the first heat exchanger and the second heat exchanger. The cooling package is pivotably mounted to the skid steer machine frame using at least one pivotable mounting assembly and is pivotable between an operational position and a maintenance position. At least one non-metallic vibration isolator is positioned between the cooling package and the skid steer machine frame.05-03-2012
20120103711DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER PACKAGING AND METHOD OF DIRECTING AIRFLOW IN A SKID STEER MACHINE - A skid steer machine includes an operator cage supported on a skid steer machine frame, a pair of lift arms pivotably attached to the skid steer machine frame behind the operator cage and extending longitudinally on both sides of the operator cage, and a rear mounted engine compartment supported on the skid steer machine frame. The rear mounted engine compartment includes an internal combustion engine, a diesel particulate filter fluidly connected to the internal combustion engine and positioned between the internal combustion engine and the operator cage, and a cooling package having a predominantly horizontal orientation. The cooling package is at a higher location within the rear mounted engine compartment than the diesel particulate filter.05-03-2012
20100163324Radiator core support structure - A radiator core support structure includes a radiator core support, a first heat exchanger and a second heat exchanger. The radiator core support has a lower radiator core support member. The first heat exchanger is arranged to face a front surface of the lower radiator core support member to cover a front surface thereof. The second heat exchanger is aligned with the first heat exchanger at a rear side thereof. The lower radiator core support member is formed with an airflow space that is formed inside of the lower radiator core support member to extend in a lateral direction of a vehicle. The airflow space is fluidically connected with an intake opening portion that is formed on the front surface of the lower radiator core support member at a position where the first heat exchanger faces the lower radiator core support member to cover, and also with an exhaust opening portion that is formed at on a partial portion of the lower radiator core support member.07-01-2010
20100181127Cool Air Plenum - A cool air plenum for use with an engine air intake system of a utility vehicle. The plenum prevents airflow from an engine to the air intake system.07-22-2010
20100276220BATTERY COOLING AIR INTAKE STRUCTURE - In a battery cooling air intake structure, in which a trunk side lining (11-04-2010
20100243351DRIVE UNIT FOR MOVABLE MEMBER - A drive unit for a movable member includes the movable member adjusting aerodynamic characteristics of a vehicle while the movable member is changing a position thereof, an electric motor operating the movable member, a preventing device preventing the movable member from operating beyond a specified operating range by making contact with the movable member, and a controlling device supplying an electric power to the electric motor for a reference time and operating the movable member from a first end to a second end of the specified operating range, the controlling device correcting the reference time on the basis of an external factor that affects an operating speed of the movable member.09-30-2010
20110000727MOTOR VEHICLE - A motor vehicle (01-06-2011
20110000728COOLING AIR GUIDE DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - A cooling air guide device is provided for a motor vehicle which, viewed in the travel direction of the vehicle, can be situated in front of at least one cooling component of the vehicle and has at least one first guide component, which can be situated on a load-bearing structural part of the vehicle and one second guide component, which is upstream from the first guide component in the travel direction. The second guide component protrudes at least regionally up to a bumper fascia and has a material which is more easily deformable than the first component.01-06-2011
20110139526STRUCTURAL BATTERY DUCT ASSEMBLY - A vehicle includes a cabin, a trunk area, a seating area located forward in the vehicle with respect to the trunk area, and a high voltage traction battery packaged in the trunk area. An electric motor is powered by the traction battery. A forced air system includes an inlet duct/inlet plenum arrangement for receiving air and providing air to the high voltage traction battery, an outlet duct for directing exhaust air from the high voltage traction battery, and a fan. At least one of the inlet duct/inlet plenum arrangement and the outlet duct forms a cross brace for the vehicle. The cross brace is located in the trunk area and extends between opposite sides of the vehicle to function as a structural member to provide structure and protect the high voltage traction battery.06-16-2011
20110048828Side-by-side ATV - The present invention relates to all terrain vehicles having at least a pair of laterally spaced apart seating surfaces. More particularly, the present invention relates to trail compliant side-by-side all terrain vehicles.03-03-2011
20100294580VEHICULAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A vehicular power supply system is provided in which the interior of a waterproof case (11-25-2010
20090242295Saddle-type vehicle including front-end mounted radiator, controller case and controller heat shield - A saddle-type vehicle including a radiator disposed forwardly of a steering shaft for steering a front wheel, the radiator being covered by a vehicle body cover, the vehicle including a controller case which extends forwardly of the steering shaft of a vehicle body frame, formed separately from the vehicle body cover, and fixed on a frame supporting the radiator. The controller case is positioned rearward of and above the radiator, and is configured such that the controller case supports an electronic controller therein. The saddle-type vehicle also includes a heat shield disposed between the radiator and the controller, wherein the heat shield substantially isolates the controller from heat emitted from the radiator.10-01-2009
20120241235WORK VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING WORK VEHICLE - A controller of a work vehicle sets the upper limit of a fan target rotational speed in accordance with an engine rotational speed. The controller reduces an upper limit of the fan target rotational speed further when a lock-up clutch is in an engaged state than when the lock-up clutch is in a released state.09-27-2012
20100282533GRILLE DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - A grille device for a vehicle is provided. The grille device includes an adjustment member provided to be movable between a block position and a permission position for blocking and permitting intake of air into a radiator, respectively; a motor which moves the adjustment member; a battery for the motor; an electric generator which generates electric power for the battery; a motor controller which moves the adjustment member; and a grille controller which performs a first control for adjusting an air intake amount into the radiator and a second control for compulsorily moving the adjustment member to the permission position. The grille controller stops the first control and performs the second control when an output voltage of the battery becomes a voltage value outside a predetermined range and otherwise when an amount of power generation by the electric generator becomes smaller than a set minimum amount of power generation.11-11-2010
20110114405DRIVE ISOLATION SYSTEM FOR TRACTION ENGINE DRIVEN ACCESSORIES - An energy recovery interior heating system has a modified mechanical or electrical drive isolation system for vehicles such as trucks. This permits a standard air conditioning compressor pump to be driven from multiple power inputs thereby providing any hybrid or non-hybrid vehicle with continuous engine-on heating and/or air conditioning, limited time engine-off heating and air conditioning and two types of engine-off air conditioning temperature modulation. Another combination of the heating and air conditioning systems would permit the continuation of heating and cooling on hybrid vehicles when they are stationary and their traction batteries are fully charged and the vehicle is operating only on the electric motors for traction or work load power. This invention also provides internal combustion engine-off heating and A/C on these types of vehicles. Another embodiment uses the drive isolation system to integrate auxiliary power unit (APU) functions as part of the traction engine of over the road trucks.05-19-2011
20100219008CONSTRUCTION MACHINE - In a heat exchanger cover (09-02-2010
20120037439THERMAL CONTROL OF A HYBRID POWER TRAIN USING SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS - A system includes a vehicle having a hybrid power train. The hybrid power train has a battery pack with a number of cells. The system further includes a heat transfer device including a shape memory alloy (SMA). The SMA in a low temperature position provides a first heat transfer environment to the battery pack, and in a high temperature position provides a second heat transfer environment to the battery pack. The first heat transfer environment provides a first heat transfer amount to the battery pack, and the second heat transfer environment provides a second heat transfer amount to the battery pack. The second heat transfer amount is greater than the first heat transfer amount.02-16-2012
20120043146RADIATOR GRILL FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - A radiator grill (02-23-2012
20100181128CYCLONIC MOTOR COOLING FOR MATERIAL HANDLING VEHICLES - A material handling vehicle includes a cyclonic motor cooling system for a motor compartment that accommodates an ergonomically designed operator compartment. Together, the motor compartment and cyclonic motor cooling system include a generally cylindrical housing with a tangentially arranged cooling air injection port at a lower end and exhaust port at a radially and axially opposite end. An air blower directs cooling air into the compartment where a cyclonic cooling air flow and a vortex cooling flow is produced. The cyclonic air flow cools more effectively than conventional linear air flow while also reducing dust contamination and buildup of the motors in the motor compartment.07-22-2010
20110155491SIDE CONVERGER FOR VEHICLE FRONT FACE STRUCTURE, CORRESPONDING FRONT FACE STRUCTURE, AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING SUCH A STRUCTURE - A side diffuser for a vehicle front surface structure, the vehicle front surface structure, and a method for assembling such a structure. The side diffuser guides air entering through air inlets from bumpers of the vehicle to heat exchangers located in front of the engine. The diffuser includes a plate, the back edge of which supports the heat exchangers and the front edge of which supports the bumpers and includes a recess capable of receiving the front crosspiece end of the vehicle. The back side of the diffuser includes: a pivoting axis capable of engaging with a corresponding receiving part provided on the heat exchangers, and an attaching part capable of engaging with a corresponding attaching part provided on the heat exchangers after one rotation of the side diffuser around pivoting axis.06-30-2011
20120012411COOLING AIR GUIDE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - An outlet air guide is formed between a front skirt and a body shell undersurface of a vehicle. The guide has at least one outlet opening having an outlet gap configured so that an outlet air flow can be guided out parallel to the undersurface from a radiator.01-19-2012
20120012410Movable grille shutter for vehicle - A movable grille shutter for a vehicle, which is provided at a grille opening portion through which ambient air is taken into an engine room, includes a first fin, a second fin provided along a lengthwise direction of the first fin in a manner that a predetermined angle is formed between the first fin and the second in a manner that the first fin and the second fin are arranged to match a shape of the grille opening portion. The movable grille shutter for the vehicle also includes a driving source for driving the first fin and the second fin for opening and closing the grille opening portion, and a universal joint provided between the first fin and the second fin for transmitting a driving force from the driving source to the first fin and the second fin.01-19-2012
20120205171CONSTRUCTION MACHINE - A construction machine that can limit consumption of battery electric power is provided. The construction machine includes: air-cooled heat exchangers 08-16-2012
20120118656Seal lip on vane - An extruded or molded seal lip which is connected to a vane or louver as a secondary operation during the assembly process, where the seal and louver have connectors suitable for providing a secure connection between the louver and the seal. The louver is part of a group of louvers which function as active ducting for an automobile. Each louver has at least one seal, with one seal from one louver contacting a corresponding louver for preventing airflow through the aperture of a carrier. The seal may be attached to the louver along the face of the louver, or be attached by sliding the louver into a groove formed as part of the louver, or sliding the louver into a groove formed as part of the seal.05-17-2012
20120312611VARIABLE-BIAS SHUTTER - A variable-bias shutter system for controlling an airstream through an entryway includes a plurality of louvers. Each louver has a pivot axis and a louver face that includes a first portion arranged to one side and a second portion arranged to the other side of the respective pivot axis. The shutter system also includes a mechanism configured to select a position for the shutter system by rotating in tandem each of the plurality of louvers about the respective pivot axis. An area of the first portion that is exposed to the airstream is smaller than an area of the second portion when the shutter system is substantially closed. Additionally, the area of the first portion that is exposed to the airstream is larger than the area of the second portion when the shutter system is not closed. A vehicle employing the variable-bias shutter system is also disclosed.12-13-2012
20120160581Vehicle Having at Least One Cooling Circuit for Cooling a Fuel Cell System - A vehicle includes at least one cooling circuit for cooling a fuel cell system. The cooling circuit includes at least one cooling heat exchanger, a cooling medium transportation device and a heat exchanger in a fuel cell stack of fuel cell system. Cooling heat exchanger is affected by motion-related air flow as cooling air. The cooling heat exchanger is constructed in at least two stages, which are arranged in such a way that they are serially flowed through, one after another, by motion-related airflow.06-28-2012
20120132474COMPOUND SHUTTER SYSTEM WITH INDEPENDENT AND NON-SEQUENTIAL OPERATION - A compound shutter system includes a plurality of shutter assemblies. Each of the shutter assemblies has at least one louver operable to selectively open and close the respective shutter assembly. The compound shutter system additionally includes a mechanism operatively connected to each of the plurality of shutter assemblies. The mechanism is also configured to actuate each of the shutter assemblies independently and non-sequentially relative to each other. A vehicle employing the compound shutter system is also disclosed.05-31-2012
20120211292Swing-Out Coolers and Cooling Fans - A vehicle is provided having at least one swing-out cooling assembly. A method of assembling the at least one swing-out cooling assembly on the vehicle is further provided.08-23-2012
20090057043Variable Pitch Radiator Fan Control System - A control system for a variable pitch radiator fan is disclosed. The control system is capable of varying the blade pitch of the radiator fan from a normal position to a full reverse position. The control system can change the blade pitch based on a number of factors, including vehicle speed. In systems with a plurality of fans, the control system is also capable of independently controlling the blade pitch of each of the fans. In systems with multiple fans, the control system can produce a circulation mode.03-05-2009
20120247848COOLING STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRICITY STORAGE DEVICE - A cooling structure having a sufficient cooling efficiency in cooling an electricity storage device while securing a living space in a vehicle cabin when installed in a compact vehicle having a short distance from a rear seat to the rear end of the vehicle. A battery is contained in an IPU installed in the vehicle. The cooling structure for the battery has an air inlet opened into the vehicle cabin, an air intake duct extending from the air inlet to the IPU and a cover disposed to cover the air inlet and having a hole communicating the air intake duct with the inner side of the vehicle cabin. The air inlet has an opening inclined toward the inner side of the vehicle cabin in one side section of a rear portion of the vehicle cabin near a C-pillar located obliquely posterior to a rear seat.10-04-2012
20120261202TRACTOR HOOD AIRFLOW SYSTEM - A vehicle engine enclosure includes a tractor frame which supports an engine. A cooling system is mounted on the frame. The cooling system has a housing which surrounds cooling components. A hood is mounted on the frame and encloses the engine and the cooling system. The hood includes a top panel and left and right hood side panels. The top panel has outlet vents formed therein. A pair of left and right side plates are mounted on the frame. A rear end plate covers a rear end of the hood. A plurality of seals are placed between these components so that a duct is formed which collects hot air and moves it vertically through the vents to prevent re-ingesting of the hot air.10-18-2012
20120228044WIND FLUX CONCENTRATION GUIDING DEVICE AND ENGINE ROOM LAYOUT THEREOF - An engine room layout using a wind flux concentration guiding device, may include an intake system having an air intake, a turbocharger, and an intercooler, and may be disposed in an engine room, a cooling module having a condenser and a radiator, a main duct that introduces wind passing through a front end part forming the front of the engine room and discharges the wind to the air intake and the intercooler, a sub-duct that introduces the wind passing through the front end part from different positions and discharges the wind to the intercooler, and a diverging duct that may be connected to a wind channel of the main duct to diverge some of the wind introduced into the main duct before the wind passes out of the main duct, and send the wind to the air intake.09-13-2012
20110120792AIR GUIDE DEVICE FOR FRONT FACE STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE - The invention relates to a device for guiding air from a vehicle front surface structure including heat exchangers (05-26-2011
20110120791Seat panel and gunner's turret panel for transporting miscellaneous equipment for use in military vehicles - A sling leather seat, seven inches wide, and approximately 29-30 inches long, having first and second end pieces and a center segment upon which a turret gunner can be seated, has a first ring between the first end piece and the middle segment, and a second ring between the second end piece and the middle segment. A leather waist belt is connected to the sling seat by a pair of elongated tethers connected between the first and second rings and the waist belt, respectively, including chains, cables and/or straps as the tethers which are of a length to allow the gunner to stand up, off the sling seat, but which will prevent the gunner from being ejected from the gun turret in the event of a vehicle rollover. The first and second end pieces of the sling seat are connected to a pair of rings, respectively, on the interior of the gun turret. The body belt in the preferred embodiment is tethered to the sling seat. In an alternative embodiment, the body belt can be tethered to a third ring anchored at or near the gunner's feet inside the turret. Alternative embodiments use PALS webbing stitched to a seat cover for Humvee, truck or tank seats, or for Gunners' Turret Panels, used to accommodate MOLLE pouches of various utility.05-26-2011
20120267180AGRICULTURAL HARVESTER WITH AIR CONDUIT - An agricultural harvester (10-25-2012
20120318593AIR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR HEAVY DUTY TRUCK UNDER-HOOD HEAT CONTROL - A system for removing heat from the engine compartment (12-20-2012
20120080253FUEL-CELL-POWERED VEHICLE - A fuel-cell-powered vehicle includes a fuel cell, an air compressor that is mounted in an engine compartment of the vehicle and supplies air to the fuel cell, side members that are located on each lateral side of the engine compartment and fixed to a vehicle body, and a cross member that is laid so as to extend between the side members and supports the air compressor.04-05-2012
20100230195Arrangement of a Radiator and a Shock Absorber and Beam in a Motor Vehicle - The invention relates to an arrangement of a radiator (09-16-2010
20120325569CONSTRUCTION VEHICLE - A cooling device (12-27-2012
20120318592FLAP ACTUATOR FOR MOTOR VEHICLES HAVING AN EMERGENCY FUNCTION - A motorized actuator (12-20-2012
20120285757COOLING STRUCTURE FOR CONSTRUCTION MACHINE11-15-2012
20110132677AIR GUIDE PLATE FOR AUTOMOBILE AND SEALING STRUCTURE - The air guide plate 06-09-2011
20090266632Air cooling system for electric drive machine - An electric drive machine includes an internal combustion engine remotely coupled to an electrical power generator, which is electrically connected to an electrical components system. The electrical components system is electrically connected to a pair of electric drive motors that are configured to drive wheels of the electric drive machine. A cooling system includes a blower fluidly connected to, and positioned downstream of, the electrical components system. The blower is fluidly connected to, and positioned upstream of, the electrical power generator and the pair of electric drive motors.10-29-2009
20130133963COOLING STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLES - There is obtained a cooling structure for a vehicle that can keep low a temperature of an interior of a power unit chamber in which a power unit is disposed. A cooling structure for a vehicle has: a power unit that is disposed within a power unit chamber disposed at a vehicle front side and at which air intake ports are formed in a front end side in a vehicle front-rear direction; an air-cooling-type heat exchanger that is disposed at a rear side with respect to the power unit, and that is cooled by heat exchange with air that passes from a front side to a rear side; and a communication duct that communicates a rear side portion with respect to the air-cooling-type heat exchanger and a rear side portion of the power unit in the power unit chamber.05-30-2013
20130092462VARIABLE ACTUATION RATE SHUTTER LOUVERS - A shutter system for controlling a flow of fluid through an entryway includes a plurality of louvers, wherein each louver includes a pivot axis and an actuating portion. The shutter system also includes a mechanism configured to select a position for the system between and inclusive of fully opened and fully closed by rotating each of the plurality of louvers about the respective pivot axis. The mechanism is configured to engage each actuating portion and rotate each louver at a variable rate. A vehicle employing the shutter system is also disclosed.04-18-2013
20130092463GRILLE SHUTTER APPARATUS - A grille shutter apparatus arranged at a grille opening portion at a frontal portion of a vehicle body includes a frame shaping a flow path of air flowing into the vehicle body from the grille opening portion, a movable fin rotationally supported by the frame and configured to control a flow amount of the air by providing an opening movement and a closing movement, the movable fin including a fin portion and rotary shafts rotationally supported by the frame, the rotary shafts including exposure portions configured to be arranged on the flow path of the air, at least one first shielding wall extending radially outward of the rotary shaft and provided at the exposure portion and a second shielding wall arranged at an upstream side of the air that flows in relative to the exposure portion extending in a direction intersecting a direction of the air that flows in.04-18-2013
20130126253GRILLE SHUTTER APPARATUS - A grille shutter apparatus includes a shutter mechanism arranged in an grille opening portion positioned at a front portion of a vehicle body of a vehicle to control a flow rate of air flowing from the grille opening portion to an internal portion of the vehicle body, and a frame supporting the shutter mechanism in the grille opening portion, the frame including a fixing portion at one end to be fixed in the grille opening portion, the frame including a protruding portion making contact with a front grille and generating a rotational moment at the frame in a case where the front grille arranged at an opening end of the grille opening portion moves rearward due to an occurrence of a collision of the vehicle, the rotational moment acting about the fixing portion.05-23-2013
20110214931CONSTRUCTION MACHINE PROVIDED WITH ENGINE ROOM - Disclosed is a construction machine comprising an engine room having first and second exhaust ports, preventing deterioration of air flows due to collision of exhaust airs through the first and the second exhaust ports, and reducing noise transmission on lateral sides of the construction machine. The construction machine comprises an engine guard surrounding an engine room; an engine, a heat exchanger, and a cooling fan, which are installed in the engine room; and an exhaust air guide. The engine guard is formed with exhaust ports including the first and second exhaust ports. The first is opened in parallel to an axial direction of an engine output shaft. The second is formed in proximity to the first exhaust port downstream of the first exhaust port with respect to a direction parallel to the axial direction of the engine output shaft and opened upward below the first exhaust port. The exhaust air guide has a shape to change a flow direction of the air discharged through the first exhaust port in parallel to the axial direction of the engine output shaft into an upward direction at a position upstream of the second exhaust port.09-08-2011
20130146375ACTIVE AIR FLAP APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - An active air flap apparatus for a vehicle in which upon the generation of a failure whereby an air flap is not able to be activated with power from an actuator, the connection between a guide frame and a flap loader is manually released, enabling the air flap to automatically be opened by wind produced by the vehicle.06-13-2013
20130146376ENGINE ENCAPSULATION STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE - An engine encapsulation structure of a vehicle may include an engine room encapsulation member disposed at an upper portion of an engine compartment and covering an upper portion of a power train having an engine and a transmission, an underbody encapsulation member disposed at a lower portion of the engine compartment and covering a lower portion of the power train, wherein the engine room encapsulation member and the underbody encapsulation member form an inner space and enclose the power train in the inner space when being assembled each other, and a front inlet formed at a front portion of the assembly to allow air through the front inlet and to cool the power train while the air passes through the inner space of the assembly, the air being discharged through a rear outlet formed to the assembly.06-13-2013
20130146377Work Vehicle Having A Cooling System With A Reversible Airflow - A work vehicle is disclosed that includes an engine and a hood enclosure at least partially surrounding the engine. The hood enclosure may include a front grille and a secondary grille spaced apart from the front grille. The hood enclosure may also at least partially define an airflow compartment. In addition, the work vehicle may include a heat exchanger disposed in the airflow compartment between the front grille and the engine and at least one cooling fan disposed in the airflow compartment between the heat exchanger and the engine. The at least one cooling fan may generally be configured to generate a reversible airflow within the airflow compartment between the front grille and the secondary grille.06-13-2013
20110220429ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE WITH IMPROVED AIR INTAKE - An all terrain vehicle contains a partition wall which partitions a passenger space and a hood which is arranged ahead of the partition wall. When viewed from the side of the vehicle, an air outlet of an exhaust passage is opened in an upper space located between the partition wall and the hood.09-15-2011
20110226541Movable grille shutter for vehicle - A movable grille shutter for a vehicle includes a fin adapted to be provided at a grille opening portion and being operated so as to freely open or close the grille opening portion through which ambient air is taken in, a drive source for driving the fin, a driving force transmitting mechanism for transmitting a driving force from the drive source to the fin and a flexible member being linked to the driving force transmitting mechanism and being deformed for operating the fin to open the grille opening portion in a case where a load that is equal to or more than a predetermined value is acted thereon.09-22-2011
20110232981Movable grille shutter for vehicle - A movable grille shutter for a vehicle includes a first fin adapted to be provided at a grille opening portion through which ambient air is taken in, a second fin adapted to be provided at the grille opening portion and be arranged so as to be parallel to the first fin, and an actuating device for actuating the first fin and the second fin so as to open or close the grille opening portion. The actuating device includes a first output shaft arranged on a rotational axis of the first fin, a second output shaft arranged on a rotational axis of the second fin so as to rotate in a direction opposite to a rotation of the first output shaft, a driving source for applying a driving force to the first output shaft and the second output shaft and an actuating device.09-29-2011
20130180789FRONT END STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE - A front end structure for a vehicle includes a facia member defining a forward end of an engine compartment of the vehicle and a radiator disposed in the engine compartment rearwardly spaced from the facia member. A duct member is interposed between the facia member and the radiator. The duct member at least partially blocks the radiator and defines a duct passage extending from an underside opening of the vehicle to the radiator. At least one duct opening is defined in the duct member for supplementing air flow to the radiator from the underside opening.07-18-2013
20110303472Variable Pitch Radiator Fan Control System - A control system for a variable pitch radiator fan is disclosed. The control system is capable of varying the blade pitch of the radiator fan from a normal position to a full reverse position. The control system can change the blade pitch based on a number of factors, including vehicle speed. In systems with a plurality of fans, the control system is also capable of independently controlling the blade pitch of each of the fans. In systems with multiple fans, the control system can produce a circulation mode.12-15-2011
20110308869FORKLIFT - A forklift configured so that an increased amount air flows into a radiator. A forklift is provided with a front axle (12-22-2011
20130192911MOTOR VEHICLE FRONT-END CARRIER COMPRISING OBLONG OPENING AND COOLING MODULE - Motor vehicle front-end carrier including08-01-2013
20120024611COOLING AIRFLOW INTAKE STRUCTURE - A cooling airflow intake structure that can efficiently channel an airflow for cooling from outside a vehicle to a body to be cooled is obtained. The cooling airflow intake structure includes: a power unit that generates a driving force for an automobile to travel; an undercover that covers, from a vehicle underside, a power unit chamber in which the power unit is placed; a cooling unit that is placed on a vehicle rear side of the power unit; a first duct that channels air to the cooling unit from a first inlet port that is formed opening toward a road surface in the undercover; and a second duct that channels air to the cooling unit from a second inlet port that is formed opening toward a vehicle front side in a bumper cover. The second duct is disposed between the power unit and the undercover in a vehicle vertical direction.02-02-2012
20130199862HAULAGE VEHICLE - An opening through which air is delivered to a radiator for an engine installed in a haulage vehicle is split into separate portions via a support frame. Sound absorbing ducts are each mounted over one of the partitioned opening areas formed by splitting the opening via the support frame.08-08-2013

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