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MEANS FOR ACCOMODATING OR MOVING ENGINE FLUIDS

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
440089000 Means for handling exhaust gas 38
440088000 Cooling for engine 25
440088000 Fuel for engine 16
440088000 Lubricant for engine 10
440088000 Air intake for engine 4
20100112877SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COOLING A MARINE OUTBOARD ENGINE - A marine outboard engine is described, having an engine disposed in a cowling. The engine has a cooling system. A first pump is disposed inside the cowling below a water line of the outboard engine. The first pump is continuously driven by the engine during operation of the engine. The first pump is a centrifugal pump having an inlet in fluid communication with an exterior of the marine outboard engine below the water line and an outlet in fluid communication with the cooling system. A second pump is disposed inside the cowling below the water line. The second pump has an inlet in fluid communication with an exterior of the marine outboard engine below the water line and an outlet in fluid communication with the cooling system. An electric motor is operatively connected to the second pump for selectively driving the second pump during operation of the engine.05-06-2010
20090130929Water cooled fuel reservoir for a carburetor of a marine propulsion device - A water cooled fuel reservoir is provided for a carbureted engine. Water is drawn by a pump from a body of water and caused to flow to a water jacket surrounding a fuel reservoir of the carburetor. The fuel reservoir, or float bowl, stores a quantity of liquid fuel which is cooled by thermal contact with the water in a water jacket of the water reservoir.05-21-2009
20090197488OUTBOARD MOTOR INTAKE PORT SYSTEM - An outboard motor intake port system includes an internal cover mounted, from the inside, on an engine cover to form an intake chamber between the internal cover and the engine cover. The internal cover is integrally provided with a bottom plate portion facing the inner face of an upper part of the engine cover, a front wall portion extending upward from a front edge of the bottom plate portion and connected to the inner face of the upper part of the engine cover, and a pair of tubular portions extending upward from the bottom plate portion. The pair of tubular portions are arranged side by side so water that has entered the intake chamber via an intake port passes through the tubular portions. A pair of drain holes for discharging water are formed in the engine cover and communicate with the left and right front parts of the intake chamber.08-06-2009
20120156949SYSTEM, METHOD, AND ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE FOR COOLING AND FILTERING ENGINE INTAKE AIR - Various methods and systems are provided for an air induction system for an engine. In one example, the air induction system includes an intake conduit and an assembly coupled to the intake conduit which includes a water spray for removing particulates from, and for cooling, intake air flowing through the water spray.06-21-2012
20110104966BOAT PROPELLING APPARATUS AND BOAT - A boat propelling apparatus is compact and capable of making an adjustment on its engine output characteristic. The boat propelling apparatus includes an engine, a surge tank and an intake manifold. The intake manifold includes therein an internal space for air to flow from the surge tank, and air intake passages branching from the internal space. The intake manifold includes recesses and a boss arranged to fit an extension member to define extension passages inside the internal space.05-05-2011
20120214370INTAKE DEVICE OF OUTBOARD MOTOR - In an intake device of an outboard motor that supplies outside air taken in through an outside air intake port to a throttle body to get the outside air sucked, an intake chamber communicating with the outside air intake port and the throttle body is isolated from an engine room, and is disposed above an engine unit in the engine room.08-23-2012
20110195623Cooling Systems and Methods for Hybrid Marine Propulsion Systems - Cooling systems and methods for hybrid marine propulsion systems are disclosed. A first cooling circuit is arranged to convey raw cooling water through an internal combustion engine and to at least one drive component of a drive unit for the marine propulsion system. A second control circuit is arranged to convey raw cooling water through an electric motor. The system is arranged such that raw cooling water in the second cooling circuit is conveyed to the first cooling circuit to cool the drive component without cooling the component of the internal combustion engine.08-11-2011
20090318039Boat engine cooling system - The boat engine cooling system provides cooling of the engine of a boat or other nautical vehicle through both chemical coolant, such as an antifreeze solution, and environmental water; i.e., the water the vehicle is passing through. In use, heated engine coolant is expelled by the engine and passes through a coolant inlet port formed through a hollow tank, where it is transported through a coolant pipe to the engine. Further, water from the environment (i.e., the lake, ocean or other body of water the vehicle is passing through) is injected into a cooling reservoir in the hollow tank through a water inlet port. The engine coolant passing through a central portion of the coolant pipe is cooled by the water in the cooling reservoir prior to circulating back through the engine.12-24-2009
20090203273No Drill Multiport Drive Shower - A cooling apparatus for a marine propulsion system outdrive unit that can be attached to an outdrive unit without the need to drill holes in any portion of the outdrive unit. The cooling apparatus has a distribution tube assembly with at least one pickup port and a water delivery feature such as dump ports, the pickup port being open to receive cooling water into the distribution tube assembly when mounted on a marine propulsion system outdrive unit and the water delivery feature positioned to face the drive unit for delivering cooling water from the distribution tube assembly to the outdrive unit. A no drill bracket attached to the distribution tube assembly attaches to the lift ram assembly shaft of the outdrive unit, and an upper mounting bracket that is attached to the distribution tube assembly attaches to the outdrive unit.08-13-2009
20100240268CONTROLLING EXHAUST TEMPERATURES - An exhaust manifold cooling jacket has internal passages for the circulation of liquid coolant and encloses an exhaust manifold such that a gap is created between the exhaust manifold and cooling jacket. Flowing coolant through the jacket regulates outer jacket temperature while enabling high intra-manifold exhaust gas temperatures for thorough intra-manifold combustion and improved emissions. A liquid-cooled exhaust system includes a turbocharger disposed between manifold and elbow, with liquid coolant flowing from manifold to elbow through the turbocharger. Another liquid-cooled exhaust manifold contains an internal exhaust combustion catalyst wrapped in an insulating blanket. In some marine applications, seawater or fresh water coolant is discharged into the exhaust gas stream at an attached exhaust elbow.09-23-2010
20120196495RETAINING STRUCTURE FOR HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE AND MARINE PROPULSION DEVICE - A retaining structure for a honeycomb structure includes a honeycomb structure, a retainer mat, and a housing. The honeycomb structure is a member made of a ceramic material. The retainer mat is in contact with the honeycomb structure and directly retains the honeycomb structure. The housing is in contact with the retainer mat and directly retains the retainer mat. The housing is made of aluminum. The housing includes an inner wall, an outer wall, and a coolant passage. The inner wall is in contact with the retainer mat. The coolant passage is located between the inner wall and the outer wall. An inflow port of the coolant passage is located at one end of the housing. A discharge port of the coolant passage is located at the other end of the housing.08-02-2012
20090215341OUTBOARD MOTOR - An outboard motor includes an engine, and a top cowling and a bottom cowling that are arranged to cover the engine. A flow-joining pipe is connected to each exhaust port of a plurality of cylinders of the engine. A first exhaust pipe, a second exhaust pipe, and a third exhaust pipe are connected to the flow-joining pipe in sequence. The flow-joining pipe and the first exhaust pipe are connected generally at the same height as a bottommost of the cylinders of the engine. The third exhaust pipe is disposed above a topmost of the cylinders of the engine. A catalyst is disposed in a connecting portion between the first exhaust pipe and the second exhaust pipe so as to be housed in an upper end portion of the first exhaust pipe and in a lower end portion of the second exhaust pipe. The outboard motor is thus able to prevent water from adhering to a catalyst while avoiding any increase in size.08-27-2009
20100144222FLOW CONTROL MECHANISM FOR SHIP HAVING COOLING SYSTEM - A flow control mechanism is provided for controlling a stern flow field disturbed by cooling water discharged from the cooling water outlet of a ship. The flow control mechanism is located within a distance, which corresponds to three times the diameter of the cooling water outlet, from the cooling water outlet, is installed at an angle from 16° to 30° with respect to the horizontal plane of a hull, and has a vertical height, which is within a range from 0.2 times to 0.6 times the diameter of the cooling water outlet in a vertical direction of the hull, and a horizontal width, which is within a range from 0.5 times to 1.3 times the diameter of the cooling water outlet in a horizontal direction of the hull. Thereby, the flow control mechanism restores the distribution of wake flow that encounters a propeller so that the distribution of the wake flow is symmetrical around the central axis of the hull, and reduces the generation of a cavity. Thus, the vibration performance of the ship is improved, and the propulsive efficiency of the ship is also improved.06-10-2010
20130157532OUTBOARD MOTOR AND WATERCRAFT INCLUDING THE SAME - An outboard motor includes an engine, a water intake opening arranged to suck in water, and a water supply path arranged to supply the water sucked in through the water intake opening to the engine. The engine includes a water path arranged to cause the water supplied from the water supply path to flow in a water jacket of a cylinder head, a water jacket of an exhaust pipe, and a water jacket of a cylinder block in this order.06-20-2013
20120295502OUTBOARD MOTOR - An outboard motor includes an engine, an exhaust guide, and a catalyst. The engine includes a cylinder and crankshaft. The crankshaft is disposed along a vertical direction. The exhaust guide is arranged to support the engine from below. The catalyst is disposed in an interior of the engine. The engine includes a cylinder body. The cylinder body includes a housing portion arranged to house the catalyst. The cylinder body includes a first exhaust passage that includes an interior of the housing portion. The catalyst is inserted into the housing portion from below and is sandwiched from above and below by the housing portion and the exhaust guide.11-22-2012
20130078878MARINE FUEL SYSTEM WITH SPILL CONTROL FEATURE - A spill resistant fuel supply system (03-28-2013
20120244762FLOATING STRUCTURE WITH FUEL TANK FOR GAS FUEL - Disclosed herein is a floating structure with a fuel gas tank storing a gaseous fuel used as fuel in a dual fuel propulsion system disposed under a cargo space. According to the present invention, there is provided a floating structure with a fuel gas tank storing a gaseous fuel used as fuel and used while floating at sea, including: a fuel gas tank disposed in the hull of the floating structure; and a cargo space disposed on the top of the fuel gas tank on the upper deck of the floating structure.09-27-2012
20080299848Arrangement for and Method of Providing Cooling Energy to a Cooling Medium Circuit of a Marine Vessel - Arrangement for providing cooling energy to a cooling medium circuit of a marine vessel having a storage of liquefied gas, the arrangement having a gas feeding system being provided with gas evaporation/heating apparatus. The gas evaporation/heating apparatus is arranged in heat transfer connection with the cooling medium circuit of the vessel through an intermediate flow circuit.12-04-2008
20120238161FLOATING STRUCTURE WITH FUEL TANK FOR GAS FUEL - Disclosed herein is a floating structure with a fuel gas tank for storing gas fuel to be fed to a dual fuel propulsion system under a cabin area. According to the present invention, there is provided a floating structure with a fuel gas tank storing gaseous fuel used as fuel while floating at sea, including: a cabin area disposed on an upper deck of the floating structure; a fuel gas tank mounted under the cabin area in the hull of the floating structure; and a blocking member mounted between the cabin area and the fuel gas tank to secure safety of the cabin area.09-20-2012
20090298364FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR BOAT AND OUTBOARD MOTOR - A fuel supply system for a boat includes a vapor separator tank connected to a fuel tank mounted on a hull of the boat to contain fuel therein, an injector to supply fuel to an engine, and a high-pressure fuel pump to supply fuel that is contained in the vapor separator tank to the injector. The high-pressure fuel pump includes a pump main portion having a fuel path and a pump driving section that are separated from the fuel path of the pump main portion. The fuel supply system minimizes deterioration in engine startability.12-03-2009
20090253318MARINE VESSEL - A marine vessel operated with gaseous fuel having at least one gas powered engine, which vessel is provided with a fuel tank arrangement in which the fuel is stored in liquid phase, in which vessel the engine is positioned in an engine room which is provided with an engine room casing extending from the engine room to the exterior of the vessel. The fuel tank arrangement is arranged in vicinity of the engine room casing.10-08-2009
20090298365FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR BOAT AND OUTBOARD MOTOR - A fuel supply system for a boat includes a vapor separator tank arranged to be connected to a fuel tank mounted on a hull of the boat and arranged to contain fuel therein, an injector arranged to supply fuel to an engine, a high-pressure fuel pump arranged to supply the fuel contained in the vapor separator tank to the injector, and a throttle body including a throttle valve arranged to adjust a flow rate of air supplied to the engine. The vapor separator tank is disposed adjacent to the throttle body. The fuel supply system minimizes deterioration in engine startability.12-03-2009
20090325432FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR BOAT AND OUTBOARD MOTOR - A fuel supply system for a boat, which prevents fuel piping from becoming complicated, includes a vapor separator unit connected to a fuel tank that is mounted on a hull and holds fuel supplied to an engine section, a low-pressure pump arranged to discharge the fuel reserved in the fuel tank into the vapor separator unit, and a mounting hole for a valve, a fuel passage section, and a pipe section (relief path) that return the fuel discharged by the low-pressure pump to the suction opening section side of the low-pressure pump when a tank section is filled with a predetermined amount of fuel. The mounting hole for the valve, the fuel passage section, and the pipe section (relief path) are integral with the vapor separator unit.12-31-2009
20090239426FUEL SYSTEM FOR GAS DRIVEN VESSEL - The invention relates to fuel system for gas driven piston engine in a marine vessel, which gas is stored in at least one fuel storage tank in the vessel as liquefied gas. The fuel feeding system comprises a separate fuel feed tank in which the gas is in liquid phase and at elevated pressure. The gas is also in liquid phase in the fuel storage tank, in which, however, prevails only the hydrostatic pressure caused by the liquid gas.09-24-2009
20130137318FLOATING STRUCTURE HAVING AN UPPER DECK FUEL TANK - A floating structure with an on-deck fuel tank that is surrounded by a cover is provided. In the floating structure, since the fuel tank is covered by the cover, the fuel tank is sealed without being exposed to air, thereby enhancing safety. The fuel tank is configured to store liquefied fuel gas to be used as fuel. The fuel tank is installed on a deck of the floating structure, and the exterior of the fuel tank is surrounded by a cover.05-30-2013
20100068954FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR OUTBOARD MOTOR AND OUTBOARD MOTOR - A fuel supply system includes a fuel supply channel and a joint unit. The joint unit includes first and second joint members and a sealing member. The first and second joint members are arranged to be connectable to and separable from each other. The sealing member is arranged to seal a gap between the first and second joint members in a state in which the first and second joint members are connected. The first joint member includes a first flow channel, a first valve, and a first fitting portion. The second joint member includes a second flow channel, a second valve, and a second fitting portion. The first valve has a first pressing end and a first valve body. The second valve has a second pressing end and a second valve body. The first and second fitting portions are arranged to fit each other before the first and second pressing ends come into contact with the second and first joint members, respectively, when the first and second joint members are connected. The sealing member is held on the first or second joint member so as to seal a gap between the first and second fitting portions before the first and second pressing ends come into contact with the second and first joint members, respectively, when the first and second joint members are connected.03-18-2010
20100273370MARINE FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH PLASTIC HOUSING AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF - A marine fuel delivery system and method of construction thereof provides at least one of a fuel filter housing and a fuel vapor separator housing with a lower support cap extending laterally therefrom, with the lower support cap being formed as a single piece of plastic material with the fuel filter housing and/or fuel vapor separator housing. In addition, the system includes a heat shield extending upwardly from the lower support cap. The fuel filter housing and/or fuel vapor separator housing; the lower support cap and the heat shield are constructed as a monolithic piece of thermoset plastic that does not melt when directly exposed to a 650° C. flame for 2½ minutes.10-28-2010
20130178120FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM OF OUTBOARD MOTOR - A fuel supply system of an outboard motor includes: a vapor separator which separates a fuel sent from a fuel tank by a low-pressure fuel pump into gas and liquid to release fuel vapor to an atmosphere; a fuel cooler which is disposed under the vapor separator to cool the fuel by cooling water passing through a cooling water pipe; a drain pipe connected to a side surface of the fuel cooler which faces downward while the outboard motor is tilted up; and an in-line high-pressure fuel pump connected in a middle of a fuel pipe connected to a side surface of the fuel cooler different from the side surface to which the drain pipe is connected. It is possible to easily and surely draw off the fuel in the fuel pipe while the outboard motor is tilted up.07-11-2013
20130178119FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM OF OUTBOARD MOTOR - A fuel supply system of an outboard motor for supplying a fuel stored in a fuel tank to an intake port of an engine includes: a vapor separator which is disposed on one of left and right sides of the engine in terms of a traveling direction of a hull and to whose upper portion a vapor vent pipe having a tip open to an atmosphere is connected; and an in-line high-pressure fuel pump which is connected to the vapor separator via a fuel pipe and to whose upper portion an air vent pipe passing a position higher than the fuel pipe is connected, wherein the vapor vent pipe includes a folded portion formed so as to extend toward the other side out of the left and right sides of the engine and thereafter return to the one side.07-11-2013
20130157533OUTBOARD MOTOR AND WATERCRAFT INCLUDING THE SAME - An outboard motor includes a left bank and a right bank. An exhaust port in each of the left bank and the right bank is arranged outward relative to a cylinder axis line in an outer motor width direction. A left exhaust pipe is arranged outward relative to a crankcase and the left bank in the outer motor width direction. A right exhaust pipe is arranged outward relative to the crankcase and the right bank in the outer motor width direction. A catalyst is located in each of the left and right exhaust pipes.06-20-2013
20130157534OUTBOARD MOTOR AND WATERCRAFT INCLUDING THE SAME - An outboard motor includes a V-shaped 4-cycle engine including fuel injection devices that directly inject fuel into combustion chambers. The engine includes a left intake path including a left path extending from an intake port in a left bank in an obliquely rearward and rightward direction, and a right intake path including a right path extending from an intake port in a right bank in an obliquely rearward and leftward direction. The left fuel injection device is located to the right of a cylinder axis line in the left bank. The right fuel injection device is located to the left of a cylinder axis line in the right bank.06-20-2013
20120190255WATER JET PROPULSION BOAT - A water jet propulsion boat includes a main chamber rib dividing the inside of an oil pan into a main chamber where an oil suction port of an oil suction tube is arranged, and an auxiliary chamber outside of the main chamber. The main chamber rib covers the oil suction port at least from the front side and from the left and right sides of the oil suction port. The main chamber rib projects upward from the floor of the oil pan. An opening through which oil passes is provided in the main chamber rib only rearward of a rear edge of the oil suction port. The main chamber and the auxiliary chamber communicate with each other through the opening.07-26-2012
20100267298ENGINE FOR OUTBOARD MOTOR - An engine for an outboard motor includes an oil filter. A first oil passage has a communication duct disposed at a position lower than that of the oil filter and communicating with a crank chamber. The communication duct is closed by a drain valve that can be opened and closed manually. Opening the drain valve allows the oil accumulated in the first oil passage to flow down into the crank chamber through the communication duct.10-21-2010
20090181585OUTBOARD MOTOR - An oil supply device includes an axial oil passage and an intersecting oil passage provided in a propeller shaft, an axial oil passage and an intersecting oil passage provided in a drive shaft, and an oil guide passage. The intersecting oil passages allow oil inside the axial oil passages to be spouted radially of the shaft by centrifugal force generated as the shafts rotate. The oil is then supplied via the oil guide passage to an intermediate speed reduction device. As a result, it is possible to sufficiently lubricate an intermediate speed reduction device mounted on a drive shaft through a simple and compact arrangement.07-16-2009
20120034829MARINE ENGINE LUBRICATION - Trunk piston marine engine lubrication, when the engine is fueled by heavy fuel oil, is effected by a composition comprising a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity containing at least 50 mass % of a Group II basestock, and respective minor amounts of an overbased metal hydrocarbyl-substituted hydroxybenzoate detergent other than such a detergent having a basicity index of less than two and a degree of carbonation of 80% or greater and 5 to 500 mass %, based on the mass of the detergent, of an oil-soluble alkyl-substituted phenol other than a hindered phenol. Asphaltene precipitation in the lubricant, caused by the presence of contaminant heavy fuel oil, is prevented or inhibited.02-09-2012
20090176420OUTBOARD MOTOR - An outboard motor includes a transmission device disposed on a middle portion of a drive shaft driven by an engine. The transmission device includes a forward-reverse switching device housed in a transmission case. Lubricating oil for lubricating the forward-reverse switching device is stored in the transmission case. The transmission case has a drain hole arranged to discharge lubricating oil in the transmission case that is provided in a lower portion of a side wall and in a position in front of the drive shaft, and a drain bolt for opening or closing the drain hole. An exposed opening for exposing the drain hole is provided in an upper case that covers the transmission case. As a result, work efficiency in discharging or draining of lubricating oil is greatly improved without requiring dismantling of a main body of the outboard motor.07-09-2009
20110021095CONTRA-ROTATING PROPELLER MARINE PROPULSION DEVICE - Lubricant oil (01-27-2011
20110159753PERSONAL WATERCRAFT - A personal watercraft comprises an oil cooler including an oil cooling passage through which oil circulating inside an engine flows and a coolant passage through which coolant for cooling the oil in the oil cooling passage flows; a first oil passage through which the oil flowing toward the oil cooling passage flows; a second oil passage through which the oil flowing out from the oil cooling passage flows; a bypass passage connecting the first oil passage to the second oil passage so as to bypass the oil cooling passage; and a valve configured to open and close the bypass passage; wherein the valve opens the bypass passage when the temperature of the oil is lower than a predetermined value and closes the bypass passage when the temperature of the oil is not lower than the predetermined value.06-30-2011
20120028522MARINE ENGINE LUBRICATION - Trunk piston marine engine lubrication, when the engine is fueled by heavy fuel oil, is effected by a composition comprising a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity containing at least 50 mass % of a basestock containing greater than or equal to 90% saturates and less than or equal to 0.03% sulphur or a mixture thereof, and respective minor amounts of an over-based metal hydrocarbyl-substituted hydroxybenzoate detergent other than such a detergent having a basicity index of less than two and a degree of carbonation of 80% or greater and at least 1 mass % of a hydrocarbyl-substituted carboxylic acid, anhydride, ester or amide thereof. Asphaltene precipitation in the lubricant, caused by the presence of contaminant heavy fuel oil, is prevented or inhibited.02-02-2012
20120028521MARINE ENGINE LUBRICATION - Trunk piston marine engine lubrication, when the engine is fueled by heavy fuel oil, is effected by a composition comprising a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity containing at least 50 mass % of a Group II basestock, and respective minor amounts of an overbased metal hydrocarbyl-substituted hydroxybenzoate detergent other than such a detergent having a basicity index of less than two and a degree of carbonation of 80% or greater and at least 1 mass % of a hydrocarbyl-substituted carboxylic acid, anhydride, ester or amide thereof. Asphaltene precipitation in the lubricant, caused by the presence of contaminant heavy fuel oil, is prevented or inhibited.02-02-2012
20120028520SHIP DRIVE COMPRISING A DRIVE UNIT THAT CAN BE PIVOTED UNDER WATER - The invention concerns a ship drive (02-02-2012
20130065462OUTBOARD MOTOR - An outboard motor includes a cooling water passage that guides cooling water to cool an exhaust passage and a cylinder unit. A cooling water intake port draws external cooling water into the cooling water passage. A water pump draws cooling water into the cooling water intake port and supplies the cooling water to the cooling water passage. A thermostat is arranged in the cooling water passage downstream of the catalytic converter and the cylinder unit. A first bypass passage is connected to a first connecting section provided on the cooling water passage. The first connecting section is provided along the cooling water passage at a position farther downstream than the catalytic converter and farther upstream than the thermostat.03-14-2013
20090163092COOLING SYSTEM FOR OUTBOARD MOTOR - A cooling system includes a coolant distributing device arranged to distribute coolant discharged from a water pump to both an engine and a transmission device. The coolant distributing device includes a coolant relay section, an inlet conduit member, an outlet conduit member, and a transmission cooling conduit member, and supplies a portion of the coolant discharged from the water pump to a highest portion of a water jacket of the transmission device, and discharges the water from a lowest portion of the water jacket. The cooling system effectively cools the transmission device with a simple construction facilitating assembly and maintenance.06-25-2009
20090163093OUTBOARD MOTOR - A motor including an intake-side conduit member disposed outside a casing that makes a connection between a cooling water intake section of a water pump and an intake hole, and a cooling water relay section provided outside the casing. The cooling water relay section communicates with a cooling water supply passage in the casing. A discharge-side conduit member that is disposed outside the casing connects the cooling water relay section to a cooling water discharge section of the water pump. Additionally, the other end of a transmission cooling conduit member that is branched from the cooling water relay section is connected to a water jacket of the transmission. The conduit members are preferably flexible hose members, for example. Accordingly, this unique construction improves a cooling water piping layout around a water pump, a discharge performance of the water pump, and an assembly workability of a motor.06-25-2009
20090130928Cooling system for a turbocharged marine propulsion device - A cooling system for a marine engine having a turbocharger provides for the flow of coolant through heat emitting objects prior to flowing through a coolant jacket of the turbocharger itself. This avoids the potentially disadvantageous circumstance of directing cold water directly from a body of water through the cooling jacket of the turbocharger. Both open loop and closed loop versions of the invention are illustrated and described.05-21-2009
20130149920COOLING WATER PASSAGE STRUCTURE OF OUTBOARD MOTOR - An outboard motor has a driveshaft and a propeller shaft connected to each other while placing gears in between in a casing of a lower unit. A cooling water passage structure of the motor has main water intakes provided on the left and right of the casing, a cooling water passage which guides therethrough water taken up through the main water intakes to a cooling water pump, and sub water intakes disposed on the left and right of the pointed portion of the gear case provided to the casing to give an appearance of bullet in the front-back direction. The sub water intake on the left is allowed to communicate through a left cooling water passage with the main water intake on the left. The sub water intake on the right is allowed to communicate through a right cooling water passage with the main water intake on the right.06-13-2013
20090269998OUTBOARD ENGINE FLUSHING SYSTEM - The outboard engine flushing system frees the boater from need to lean out beyond the boat transom to access the conventional engine cooling flush components. The system includes a Y hose connector attached to the conventional inlet fitting beneath the engine cowling, and a forwardly extending flexible tube attached to another leg of the Y connector. The conventional return line normally connected to the cowl bottom inlet fitting is connected to the remaining leg of the Y connector. A shutoff valve is provided at the forward end of the flexible tube. To flush the cooling system of the engine, the boater connects a conventional water hose to the forward end of the flexible tube extending from the Y connector, opens the valve, and turns on the water. When flushing is complete, the shutoff valve is closed and the water hose disconnected to ready the boat and engine for further operation.10-29-2009
20090029609FRESH WATER FLUSHING SYSTEM FOR BOAT ENGINES - The present invention is a system and method for flushing marine engines with fresh water comprising a three way valve configured to receive three hose connections, a fresh water inlet; hoses to connect said valve to a marine engine; and union rings at the junction of each hose connection.01-29-2009
20120009831Engine Flushing System - A method of flushing internal water passages of a motorboat engine having the steps of attaching a water supply to a power head of the motorboat engine and flushing the internal water passages of the motorboat engine using a water flow which flows in a substantially downward direction after the water enters the motorboat engine.01-12-2012
20080299849Methods And Apparatus For Flushing Marine Propulsion Units - An apparatus and method for flushing marine propulsion units are provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a basin with anterior, posterior, side walls and a base. The basin is made from a watertight material and has sufficient depth to partially submerge a marine propulsion unit in fluid. The submersion of the unit sufficient to ensure the inlet duct of the unit is under the surface of the fluid. This Abstract is provided for the sole purpose of complying with the Abstract requirement rules that allow a reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the disclosure contained herein. This Abstract is submitted with the explicit understanding that it will not be used to interpret or to limit the scope or the meaning of the claims.12-04-2008
20080233816FLUSHING ASSEMBLY FOR OUTBOARD MOTOR - A flushing device that is used to remove salt water and other corrosive agents from the cooling system of an outboard motor. The flushing device includes an earmuff flushing accessory that is attached to the end of an elongate support member and is used to create sealed chambers that surround the end ports of the motor. The elongated member can either be directly coupled to the earmuff flushing accessory or coupled through an elbow extension member to allow for the operation of the device from various positions, including to the side, in front, or from behind the outboard motor. The device is configured so that the flushing liquid flows either directly from the elongated member or through a bent extension member into the earmuff flushing accessory, thereby eliminating the need for various separate components to control the flow of the liquid. The device, therefore, uses a simple design that is both inexpensive to manufacture and effective while eliminating potential sources of failure.09-25-2008
20110275258Marine electric generator flushing system - A marine electric generator flushing system for a boat has a liquid container attached in the generator raw cooling water intake line and mounted in a boat hull positioned along the water line of the boat. The liquid container has a fresh water inlet that allows a fresh water hose to be connected thereto and which automatically blocks the raw water line anytime fresh water is entering the liquid container so that fresh water is drawn through the generator cooling system.11-10-2011
20110117800Marine Heat Exchanger - A marine heat exchanger comprising a housing assembly and a heat exchange core assembly. The housing assembly comprises a process fluid inlet, a process fluid outlet, a coolant inlet and a coolant outlet. The housing assembly defines a process fluid passageway between the process fluid inlet and the process fluid outlet. The heat exchange core assembly comprises a plurality of coolant tubes and a plurality of heat exchange fins. The coolant tubes comprise copper alloy and the heat exchange fins comprise copper. The coolant tubes are joined to the heat exchange fins by cuprobraze joints. The coolant tubes are provides between the coolant inlet and the coolant outlet and define a coolant passageway. At least part of the coolant tubes and at least part of the heat exchange fins extend through the process fluid passageway.05-19-2011
20100167607Personal Watercraft - A personal watercraft comprises an engine which is mounted in a body of the watercraft and is equipped with an open-loop water cooling system; a coolant passage in which water for cooling the engine flows; a water flow generator configured to operate in association with the engine to generate a water flow in the coolant passage; and a valve unit configured to restrict a flow of the water in the coolant passage.07-01-2010
20090163094OUTBOARD MOTOR - An outboard motor includes a water pump arranged to draw in cooling water, a pump drive mechanism that decelerates rotation of a drive shaft and transmits the rotation to the water pump, and an oil supply device (a main oil passage, oil ejection passages, a hollow portion, and an oil ejection hole) arranged to supply oil to lubricate a transmission to the pump drive mechanism. The outboard motor is able to prevent occurrence of cavitation in a water pump of a vane-type pump and to increase a discharge amount of the pump while an engine is running at high speed.06-25-2009
20110294379OUTBOARD ENGINE - An outboard engine is disclosed that includes an idling chamber that communicates with a guiding outlet of a first exhaust path and that is open to the atmosphere. The idling chamber includes a cooling water communicating path that communicates with a cooling water supplying path, and a pressure adjusting valve that opens the cooling water communicating path when the value of the water pressure in the cooling water supplying path reaches a threshold value. When the value of the water pressure in the cooling water supplying path reaches the threshold value, the pressure adjusting valve opens and a portion of cooling water is guided to the idling chamber through the cooling water communicating path.12-01-2011
20090156070MARINE EXHAUST MANIFOLD - A marine exhaust manifold comprises a collector for receiving exhaust gases from an engine, at least two exhaust runners for conducting exhaust gas from said engine to the collector, and a cooling jacket to cool said collector and exhaust runners. In one aspect at least one exhaust runner is adapted to expel exhaust gas into the collector so that the expelled exhaust gas is forced across the gas outlet end of at least one other exhaust runner, thereby creating a pressure drop within said at least one other exhaust runner. In another aspect there are at least three exhaust runners and the gas outlet ends of the exhaust runners are provided in the collector in a substantially single plane, which is substantially parallel to the direction of expulsion of the exhaust gas into the collector. In another aspect the manifold is provided with a sacrificially corroding element, such as a sacrificial anode.06-18-2009
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20100112877SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COOLING A MARINE OUTBOARD ENGINE - A marine outboard engine is described, having an engine disposed in a cowling. The engine has a cooling system. A first pump is disposed inside the cowling below a water line of the outboard engine. The first pump is continuously driven by the engine during operation of the engine. The first pump is a centrifugal pump having an inlet in fluid communication with an exterior of the marine outboard engine below the water line and an outlet in fluid communication with the cooling system. A second pump is disposed inside the cowling below the water line. The second pump has an inlet in fluid communication with an exterior of the marine outboard engine below the water line and an outlet in fluid communication with the cooling system. An electric motor is operatively connected to the second pump for selectively driving the second pump during operation of the engine.05-06-2010
20090130929Water cooled fuel reservoir for a carburetor of a marine propulsion device - A water cooled fuel reservoir is provided for a carbureted engine. Water is drawn by a pump from a body of water and caused to flow to a water jacket surrounding a fuel reservoir of the carburetor. The fuel reservoir, or float bowl, stores a quantity of liquid fuel which is cooled by thermal contact with the water in a water jacket of the water reservoir.05-21-2009
20090197488OUTBOARD MOTOR INTAKE PORT SYSTEM - An outboard motor intake port system includes an internal cover mounted, from the inside, on an engine cover to form an intake chamber between the internal cover and the engine cover. The internal cover is integrally provided with a bottom plate portion facing the inner face of an upper part of the engine cover, a front wall portion extending upward from a front edge of the bottom plate portion and connected to the inner face of the upper part of the engine cover, and a pair of tubular portions extending upward from the bottom plate portion. The pair of tubular portions are arranged side by side so water that has entered the intake chamber via an intake port passes through the tubular portions. A pair of drain holes for discharging water are formed in the engine cover and communicate with the left and right front parts of the intake chamber.08-06-2009
20120156949SYSTEM, METHOD, AND ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE FOR COOLING AND FILTERING ENGINE INTAKE AIR - Various methods and systems are provided for an air induction system for an engine. In one example, the air induction system includes an intake conduit and an assembly coupled to the intake conduit which includes a water spray for removing particulates from, and for cooling, intake air flowing through the water spray.06-21-2012
20110104966BOAT PROPELLING APPARATUS AND BOAT - A boat propelling apparatus is compact and capable of making an adjustment on its engine output characteristic. The boat propelling apparatus includes an engine, a surge tank and an intake manifold. The intake manifold includes therein an internal space for air to flow from the surge tank, and air intake passages branching from the internal space. The intake manifold includes recesses and a boss arranged to fit an extension member to define extension passages inside the internal space.05-05-2011
20120214370INTAKE DEVICE OF OUTBOARD MOTOR - In an intake device of an outboard motor that supplies outside air taken in through an outside air intake port to a throttle body to get the outside air sucked, an intake chamber communicating with the outside air intake port and the throttle body is isolated from an engine room, and is disposed above an engine unit in the engine room.08-23-2012
20110195623Cooling Systems and Methods for Hybrid Marine Propulsion Systems - Cooling systems and methods for hybrid marine propulsion systems are disclosed. A first cooling circuit is arranged to convey raw cooling water through an internal combustion engine and to at least one drive component of a drive unit for the marine propulsion system. A second control circuit is arranged to convey raw cooling water through an electric motor. The system is arranged such that raw cooling water in the second cooling circuit is conveyed to the first cooling circuit to cool the drive component without cooling the component of the internal combustion engine.08-11-2011
20090318039Boat engine cooling system - The boat engine cooling system provides cooling of the engine of a boat or other nautical vehicle through both chemical coolant, such as an antifreeze solution, and environmental water; i.e., the water the vehicle is passing through. In use, heated engine coolant is expelled by the engine and passes through a coolant inlet port formed through a hollow tank, where it is transported through a coolant pipe to the engine. Further, water from the environment (i.e., the lake, ocean or other body of water the vehicle is passing through) is injected into a cooling reservoir in the hollow tank through a water inlet port. The engine coolant passing through a central portion of the coolant pipe is cooled by the water in the cooling reservoir prior to circulating back through the engine.12-24-2009
20090203273No Drill Multiport Drive Shower - A cooling apparatus for a marine propulsion system outdrive unit that can be attached to an outdrive unit without the need to drill holes in any portion of the outdrive unit. The cooling apparatus has a distribution tube assembly with at least one pickup port and a water delivery feature such as dump ports, the pickup port being open to receive cooling water into the distribution tube assembly when mounted on a marine propulsion system outdrive unit and the water delivery feature positioned to face the drive unit for delivering cooling water from the distribution tube assembly to the outdrive unit. A no drill bracket attached to the distribution tube assembly attaches to the lift ram assembly shaft of the outdrive unit, and an upper mounting bracket that is attached to the distribution tube assembly attaches to the outdrive unit.08-13-2009
20100240268CONTROLLING EXHAUST TEMPERATURES - An exhaust manifold cooling jacket has internal passages for the circulation of liquid coolant and encloses an exhaust manifold such that a gap is created between the exhaust manifold and cooling jacket. Flowing coolant through the jacket regulates outer jacket temperature while enabling high intra-manifold exhaust gas temperatures for thorough intra-manifold combustion and improved emissions. A liquid-cooled exhaust system includes a turbocharger disposed between manifold and elbow, with liquid coolant flowing from manifold to elbow through the turbocharger. Another liquid-cooled exhaust manifold contains an internal exhaust combustion catalyst wrapped in an insulating blanket. In some marine applications, seawater or fresh water coolant is discharged into the exhaust gas stream at an attached exhaust elbow.09-23-2010
20120196495RETAINING STRUCTURE FOR HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE AND MARINE PROPULSION DEVICE - A retaining structure for a honeycomb structure includes a honeycomb structure, a retainer mat, and a housing. The honeycomb structure is a member made of a ceramic material. The retainer mat is in contact with the honeycomb structure and directly retains the honeycomb structure. The housing is in contact with the retainer mat and directly retains the retainer mat. The housing is made of aluminum. The housing includes an inner wall, an outer wall, and a coolant passage. The inner wall is in contact with the retainer mat. The coolant passage is located between the inner wall and the outer wall. An inflow port of the coolant passage is located at one end of the housing. A discharge port of the coolant passage is located at the other end of the housing.08-02-2012
20090215341OUTBOARD MOTOR - An outboard motor includes an engine, and a top cowling and a bottom cowling that are arranged to cover the engine. A flow-joining pipe is connected to each exhaust port of a plurality of cylinders of the engine. A first exhaust pipe, a second exhaust pipe, and a third exhaust pipe are connected to the flow-joining pipe in sequence. The flow-joining pipe and the first exhaust pipe are connected generally at the same height as a bottommost of the cylinders of the engine. The third exhaust pipe is disposed above a topmost of the cylinders of the engine. A catalyst is disposed in a connecting portion between the first exhaust pipe and the second exhaust pipe so as to be housed in an upper end portion of the first exhaust pipe and in a lower end portion of the second exhaust pipe. The outboard motor is thus able to prevent water from adhering to a catalyst while avoiding any increase in size.08-27-2009
20100144222FLOW CONTROL MECHANISM FOR SHIP HAVING COOLING SYSTEM - A flow control mechanism is provided for controlling a stern flow field disturbed by cooling water discharged from the cooling water outlet of a ship. The flow control mechanism is located within a distance, which corresponds to three times the diameter of the cooling water outlet, from the cooling water outlet, is installed at an angle from 16° to 30° with respect to the horizontal plane of a hull, and has a vertical height, which is within a range from 0.2 times to 0.6 times the diameter of the cooling water outlet in a vertical direction of the hull, and a horizontal width, which is within a range from 0.5 times to 1.3 times the diameter of the cooling water outlet in a horizontal direction of the hull. Thereby, the flow control mechanism restores the distribution of wake flow that encounters a propeller so that the distribution of the wake flow is symmetrical around the central axis of the hull, and reduces the generation of a cavity. Thus, the vibration performance of the ship is improved, and the propulsive efficiency of the ship is also improved.06-10-2010
20130157532OUTBOARD MOTOR AND WATERCRAFT INCLUDING THE SAME - An outboard motor includes an engine, a water intake opening arranged to suck in water, and a water supply path arranged to supply the water sucked in through the water intake opening to the engine. The engine includes a water path arranged to cause the water supplied from the water supply path to flow in a water jacket of a cylinder head, a water jacket of an exhaust pipe, and a water jacket of a cylinder block in this order.06-20-2013
20120295502OUTBOARD MOTOR - An outboard motor includes an engine, an exhaust guide, and a catalyst. The engine includes a cylinder and crankshaft. The crankshaft is disposed along a vertical direction. The exhaust guide is arranged to support the engine from below. The catalyst is disposed in an interior of the engine. The engine includes a cylinder body. The cylinder body includes a housing portion arranged to house the catalyst. The cylinder body includes a first exhaust passage that includes an interior of the housing portion. The catalyst is inserted into the housing portion from below and is sandwiched from above and below by the housing portion and the exhaust guide.11-22-2012
20130078878MARINE FUEL SYSTEM WITH SPILL CONTROL FEATURE - A spill resistant fuel supply system (03-28-2013
20120244762FLOATING STRUCTURE WITH FUEL TANK FOR GAS FUEL - Disclosed herein is a floating structure with a fuel gas tank storing a gaseous fuel used as fuel in a dual fuel propulsion system disposed under a cargo space. According to the present invention, there is provided a floating structure with a fuel gas tank storing a gaseous fuel used as fuel and used while floating at sea, including: a fuel gas tank disposed in the hull of the floating structure; and a cargo space disposed on the top of the fuel gas tank on the upper deck of the floating structure.09-27-2012
20080299848Arrangement for and Method of Providing Cooling Energy to a Cooling Medium Circuit of a Marine Vessel - Arrangement for providing cooling energy to a cooling medium circuit of a marine vessel having a storage of liquefied gas, the arrangement having a gas feeding system being provided with gas evaporation/heating apparatus. The gas evaporation/heating apparatus is arranged in heat transfer connection with the cooling medium circuit of the vessel through an intermediate flow circuit.12-04-2008
20120238161FLOATING STRUCTURE WITH FUEL TANK FOR GAS FUEL - Disclosed herein is a floating structure with a fuel gas tank for storing gas fuel to be fed to a dual fuel propulsion system under a cabin area. According to the present invention, there is provided a floating structure with a fuel gas tank storing gaseous fuel used as fuel while floating at sea, including: a cabin area disposed on an upper deck of the floating structure; a fuel gas tank mounted under the cabin area in the hull of the floating structure; and a blocking member mounted between the cabin area and the fuel gas tank to secure safety of the cabin area.09-20-2012
20090298364FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR BOAT AND OUTBOARD MOTOR - A fuel supply system for a boat includes a vapor separator tank connected to a fuel tank mounted on a hull of the boat to contain fuel therein, an injector to supply fuel to an engine, and a high-pressure fuel pump to supply fuel that is contained in the vapor separator tank to the injector. The high-pressure fuel pump includes a pump main portion having a fuel path and a pump driving section that are separated from the fuel path of the pump main portion. The fuel supply system minimizes deterioration in engine startability.12-03-2009
20090253318MARINE VESSEL - A marine vessel operated with gaseous fuel having at least one gas powered engine, which vessel is provided with a fuel tank arrangement in which the fuel is stored in liquid phase, in which vessel the engine is positioned in an engine room which is provided with an engine room casing extending from the engine room to the exterior of the vessel. The fuel tank arrangement is arranged in vicinity of the engine room casing.10-08-2009
20090298365FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR BOAT AND OUTBOARD MOTOR - A fuel supply system for a boat includes a vapor separator tank arranged to be connected to a fuel tank mounted on a hull of the boat and arranged to contain fuel therein, an injector arranged to supply fuel to an engine, a high-pressure fuel pump arranged to supply the fuel contained in the vapor separator tank to the injector, and a throttle body including a throttle valve arranged to adjust a flow rate of air supplied to the engine. The vapor separator tank is disposed adjacent to the throttle body. The fuel supply system minimizes deterioration in engine startability.12-03-2009
20090325432FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR BOAT AND OUTBOARD MOTOR - A fuel supply system for a boat, which prevents fuel piping from becoming complicated, includes a vapor separator unit connected to a fuel tank that is mounted on a hull and holds fuel supplied to an engine section, a low-pressure pump arranged to discharge the fuel reserved in the fuel tank into the vapor separator unit, and a mounting hole for a valve, a fuel passage section, and a pipe section (relief path) that return the fuel discharged by the low-pressure pump to the suction opening section side of the low-pressure pump when a tank section is filled with a predetermined amount of fuel. The mounting hole for the valve, the fuel passage section, and the pipe section (relief path) are integral with the vapor separator unit.12-31-2009
20090239426FUEL SYSTEM FOR GAS DRIVEN VESSEL - The invention relates to fuel system for gas driven piston engine in a marine vessel, which gas is stored in at least one fuel storage tank in the vessel as liquefied gas. The fuel feeding system comprises a separate fuel feed tank in which the gas is in liquid phase and at elevated pressure. The gas is also in liquid phase in the fuel storage tank, in which, however, prevails only the hydrostatic pressure caused by the liquid gas.09-24-2009
20130137318FLOATING STRUCTURE HAVING AN UPPER DECK FUEL TANK - A floating structure with an on-deck fuel tank that is surrounded by a cover is provided. In the floating structure, since the fuel tank is covered by the cover, the fuel tank is sealed without being exposed to air, thereby enhancing safety. The fuel tank is configured to store liquefied fuel gas to be used as fuel. The fuel tank is installed on a deck of the floating structure, and the exterior of the fuel tank is surrounded by a cover.05-30-2013
20100068954FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR OUTBOARD MOTOR AND OUTBOARD MOTOR - A fuel supply system includes a fuel supply channel and a joint unit. The joint unit includes first and second joint members and a sealing member. The first and second joint members are arranged to be connectable to and separable from each other. The sealing member is arranged to seal a gap between the first and second joint members in a state in which the first and second joint members are connected. The first joint member includes a first flow channel, a first valve, and a first fitting portion. The second joint member includes a second flow channel, a second valve, and a second fitting portion. The first valve has a first pressing end and a first valve body. The second valve has a second pressing end and a second valve body. The first and second fitting portions are arranged to fit each other before the first and second pressing ends come into contact with the second and first joint members, respectively, when the first and second joint members are connected. The sealing member is held on the first or second joint member so as to seal a gap between the first and second fitting portions before the first and second pressing ends come into contact with the second and first joint members, respectively, when the first and second joint members are connected.03-18-2010
20100273370MARINE FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH PLASTIC HOUSING AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF - A marine fuel delivery system and method of construction thereof provides at least one of a fuel filter housing and a fuel vapor separator housing with a lower support cap extending laterally therefrom, with the lower support cap being formed as a single piece of plastic material with the fuel filter housing and/or fuel vapor separator housing. In addition, the system includes a heat shield extending upwardly from the lower support cap. The fuel filter housing and/or fuel vapor separator housing; the lower support cap and the heat shield are constructed as a monolithic piece of thermoset plastic that does not melt when directly exposed to a 650° C. flame for 2½ minutes.10-28-2010
20130178120FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM OF OUTBOARD MOTOR - A fuel supply system of an outboard motor includes: a vapor separator which separates a fuel sent from a fuel tank by a low-pressure fuel pump into gas and liquid to release fuel vapor to an atmosphere; a fuel cooler which is disposed under the vapor separator to cool the fuel by cooling water passing through a cooling water pipe; a drain pipe connected to a side surface of the fuel cooler which faces downward while the outboard motor is tilted up; and an in-line high-pressure fuel pump connected in a middle of a fuel pipe connected to a side surface of the fuel cooler different from the side surface to which the drain pipe is connected. It is possible to easily and surely draw off the fuel in the fuel pipe while the outboard motor is tilted up.07-11-2013
20130178119FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM OF OUTBOARD MOTOR - A fuel supply system of an outboard motor for supplying a fuel stored in a fuel tank to an intake port of an engine includes: a vapor separator which is disposed on one of left and right sides of the engine in terms of a traveling direction of a hull and to whose upper portion a vapor vent pipe having a tip open to an atmosphere is connected; and an in-line high-pressure fuel pump which is connected to the vapor separator via a fuel pipe and to whose upper portion an air vent pipe passing a position higher than the fuel pipe is connected, wherein the vapor vent pipe includes a folded portion formed so as to extend toward the other side out of the left and right sides of the engine and thereafter return to the one side.07-11-2013
20130157533OUTBOARD MOTOR AND WATERCRAFT INCLUDING THE SAME - An outboard motor includes a left bank and a right bank. An exhaust port in each of the left bank and the right bank is arranged outward relative to a cylinder axis line in an outer motor width direction. A left exhaust pipe is arranged outward relative to a crankcase and the left bank in the outer motor width direction. A right exhaust pipe is arranged outward relative to the crankcase and the right bank in the outer motor width direction. A catalyst is located in each of the left and right exhaust pipes.06-20-2013
20130157534OUTBOARD MOTOR AND WATERCRAFT INCLUDING THE SAME - An outboard motor includes a V-shaped 4-cycle engine including fuel injection devices that directly inject fuel into combustion chambers. The engine includes a left intake path including a left path extending from an intake port in a left bank in an obliquely rearward and rightward direction, and a right intake path including a right path extending from an intake port in a right bank in an obliquely rearward and leftward direction. The left fuel injection device is located to the right of a cylinder axis line in the left bank. The right fuel injection device is located to the left of a cylinder axis line in the right bank.06-20-2013
20120190255WATER JET PROPULSION BOAT - A water jet propulsion boat includes a main chamber rib dividing the inside of an oil pan into a main chamber where an oil suction port of an oil suction tube is arranged, and an auxiliary chamber outside of the main chamber. The main chamber rib covers the oil suction port at least from the front side and from the left and right sides of the oil suction port. The main chamber rib projects upward from the floor of the oil pan. An opening through which oil passes is provided in the main chamber rib only rearward of a rear edge of the oil suction port. The main chamber and the auxiliary chamber communicate with each other through the opening.07-26-2012
20100267298ENGINE FOR OUTBOARD MOTOR - An engine for an outboard motor includes an oil filter. A first oil passage has a communication duct disposed at a position lower than that of the oil filter and communicating with a crank chamber. The communication duct is closed by a drain valve that can be opened and closed manually. Opening the drain valve allows the oil accumulated in the first oil passage to flow down into the crank chamber through the communication duct.10-21-2010
20090181585OUTBOARD MOTOR - An oil supply device includes an axial oil passage and an intersecting oil passage provided in a propeller shaft, an axial oil passage and an intersecting oil passage provided in a drive shaft, and an oil guide passage. The intersecting oil passages allow oil inside the axial oil passages to be spouted radially of the shaft by centrifugal force generated as the shafts rotate. The oil is then supplied via the oil guide passage to an intermediate speed reduction device. As a result, it is possible to sufficiently lubricate an intermediate speed reduction device mounted on a drive shaft through a simple and compact arrangement.07-16-2009
20120034829MARINE ENGINE LUBRICATION - Trunk piston marine engine lubrication, when the engine is fueled by heavy fuel oil, is effected by a composition comprising a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity containing at least 50 mass % of a Group II basestock, and respective minor amounts of an overbased metal hydrocarbyl-substituted hydroxybenzoate detergent other than such a detergent having a basicity index of less than two and a degree of carbonation of 80% or greater and 5 to 500 mass %, based on the mass of the detergent, of an oil-soluble alkyl-substituted phenol other than a hindered phenol. Asphaltene precipitation in the lubricant, caused by the presence of contaminant heavy fuel oil, is prevented or inhibited.02-09-2012
20090176420OUTBOARD MOTOR - An outboard motor includes a transmission device disposed on a middle portion of a drive shaft driven by an engine. The transmission device includes a forward-reverse switching device housed in a transmission case. Lubricating oil for lubricating the forward-reverse switching device is stored in the transmission case. The transmission case has a drain hole arranged to discharge lubricating oil in the transmission case that is provided in a lower portion of a side wall and in a position in front of the drive shaft, and a drain bolt for opening or closing the drain hole. An exposed opening for exposing the drain hole is provided in an upper case that covers the transmission case. As a result, work efficiency in discharging or draining of lubricating oil is greatly improved without requiring dismantling of a main body of the outboard motor.07-09-2009
20110021095CONTRA-ROTATING PROPELLER MARINE PROPULSION DEVICE - Lubricant oil (01-27-2011
20110159753PERSONAL WATERCRAFT - A personal watercraft comprises an oil cooler including an oil cooling passage through which oil circulating inside an engine flows and a coolant passage through which coolant for cooling the oil in the oil cooling passage flows; a first oil passage through which the oil flowing toward the oil cooling passage flows; a second oil passage through which the oil flowing out from the oil cooling passage flows; a bypass passage connecting the first oil passage to the second oil passage so as to bypass the oil cooling passage; and a valve configured to open and close the bypass passage; wherein the valve opens the bypass passage when the temperature of the oil is lower than a predetermined value and closes the bypass passage when the temperature of the oil is not lower than the predetermined value.06-30-2011
20120028522MARINE ENGINE LUBRICATION - Trunk piston marine engine lubrication, when the engine is fueled by heavy fuel oil, is effected by a composition comprising a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity containing at least 50 mass % of a basestock containing greater than or equal to 90% saturates and less than or equal to 0.03% sulphur or a mixture thereof, and respective minor amounts of an over-based metal hydrocarbyl-substituted hydroxybenzoate detergent other than such a detergent having a basicity index of less than two and a degree of carbonation of 80% or greater and at least 1 mass % of a hydrocarbyl-substituted carboxylic acid, anhydride, ester or amide thereof. Asphaltene precipitation in the lubricant, caused by the presence of contaminant heavy fuel oil, is prevented or inhibited.02-02-2012
20120028521MARINE ENGINE LUBRICATION - Trunk piston marine engine lubrication, when the engine is fueled by heavy fuel oil, is effected by a composition comprising a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity containing at least 50 mass % of a Group II basestock, and respective minor amounts of an overbased metal hydrocarbyl-substituted hydroxybenzoate detergent other than such a detergent having a basicity index of less than two and a degree of carbonation of 80% or greater and at least 1 mass % of a hydrocarbyl-substituted carboxylic acid, anhydride, ester or amide thereof. Asphaltene precipitation in the lubricant, caused by the presence of contaminant heavy fuel oil, is prevented or inhibited.02-02-2012
20120028520SHIP DRIVE COMPRISING A DRIVE UNIT THAT CAN BE PIVOTED UNDER WATER - The invention concerns a ship drive (02-02-2012
20130065462OUTBOARD MOTOR - An outboard motor includes a cooling water passage that guides cooling water to cool an exhaust passage and a cylinder unit. A cooling water intake port draws external cooling water into the cooling water passage. A water pump draws cooling water into the cooling water intake port and supplies the cooling water to the cooling water passage. A thermostat is arranged in the cooling water passage downstream of the catalytic converter and the cylinder unit. A first bypass passage is connected to a first connecting section provided on the cooling water passage. The first connecting section is provided along the cooling water passage at a position farther downstream than the catalytic converter and farther upstream than the thermostat.03-14-2013
20090163092COOLING SYSTEM FOR OUTBOARD MOTOR - A cooling system includes a coolant distributing device arranged to distribute coolant discharged from a water pump to both an engine and a transmission device. The coolant distributing device includes a coolant relay section, an inlet conduit member, an outlet conduit member, and a transmission cooling conduit member, and supplies a portion of the coolant discharged from the water pump to a highest portion of a water jacket of the transmission device, and discharges the water from a lowest portion of the water jacket. The cooling system effectively cools the transmission device with a simple construction facilitating assembly and maintenance.06-25-2009
20090163093OUTBOARD MOTOR - A motor including an intake-side conduit member disposed outside a casing that makes a connection between a cooling water intake section of a water pump and an intake hole, and a cooling water relay section provided outside the casing. The cooling water relay section communicates with a cooling water supply passage in the casing. A discharge-side conduit member that is disposed outside the casing connects the cooling water relay section to a cooling water discharge section of the water pump. Additionally, the other end of a transmission cooling conduit member that is branched from the cooling water relay section is connected to a water jacket of the transmission. The conduit members are preferably flexible hose members, for example. Accordingly, this unique construction improves a cooling water piping layout around a water pump, a discharge performance of the water pump, and an assembly workability of a motor.06-25-2009
20090130928Cooling system for a turbocharged marine propulsion device - A cooling system for a marine engine having a turbocharger provides for the flow of coolant through heat emitting objects prior to flowing through a coolant jacket of the turbocharger itself. This avoids the potentially disadvantageous circumstance of directing cold water directly from a body of water through the cooling jacket of the turbocharger. Both open loop and closed loop versions of the invention are illustrated and described.05-21-2009
20130149920COOLING WATER PASSAGE STRUCTURE OF OUTBOARD MOTOR - An outboard motor has a driveshaft and a propeller shaft connected to each other while placing gears in between in a casing of a lower unit. A cooling water passage structure of the motor has main water intakes provided on the left and right of the casing, a cooling water passage which guides therethrough water taken up through the main water intakes to a cooling water pump, and sub water intakes disposed on the left and right of the pointed portion of the gear case provided to the casing to give an appearance of bullet in the front-back direction. The sub water intake on the left is allowed to communicate through a left cooling water passage with the main water intake on the left. The sub water intake on the right is allowed to communicate through a right cooling water passage with the main water intake on the right.06-13-2013
20090269998OUTBOARD ENGINE FLUSHING SYSTEM - The outboard engine flushing system frees the boater from need to lean out beyond the boat transom to access the conventional engine cooling flush components. The system includes a Y hose connector attached to the conventional inlet fitting beneath the engine cowling, and a forwardly extending flexible tube attached to another leg of the Y connector. The conventional return line normally connected to the cowl bottom inlet fitting is connected to the remaining leg of the Y connector. A shutoff valve is provided at the forward end of the flexible tube. To flush the cooling system of the engine, the boater connects a conventional water hose to the forward end of the flexible tube extending from the Y connector, opens the valve, and turns on the water. When flushing is complete, the shutoff valve is closed and the water hose disconnected to ready the boat and engine for further operation.10-29-2009
20090029609FRESH WATER FLUSHING SYSTEM FOR BOAT ENGINES - The present invention is a system and method for flushing marine engines with fresh water comprising a three way valve configured to receive three hose connections, a fresh water inlet; hoses to connect said valve to a marine engine; and union rings at the junction of each hose connection.01-29-2009
20120009831Engine Flushing System - A method of flushing internal water passages of a motorboat engine having the steps of attaching a water supply to a power head of the motorboat engine and flushing the internal water passages of the motorboat engine using a water flow which flows in a substantially downward direction after the water enters the motorboat engine.01-12-2012
20080299849Methods And Apparatus For Flushing Marine Propulsion Units - An apparatus and method for flushing marine propulsion units are provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a basin with anterior, posterior, side walls and a base. The basin is made from a watertight material and has sufficient depth to partially submerge a marine propulsion unit in fluid. The submersion of the unit sufficient to ensure the inlet duct of the unit is under the surface of the fluid. This Abstract is provided for the sole purpose of complying with the Abstract requirement rules that allow a reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the disclosure contained herein. This Abstract is submitted with the explicit understanding that it will not be used to interpret or to limit the scope or the meaning of the claims.12-04-2008
20080233816FLUSHING ASSEMBLY FOR OUTBOARD MOTOR - A flushing device that is used to remove salt water and other corrosive agents from the cooling system of an outboard motor. The flushing device includes an earmuff flushing accessory that is attached to the end of an elongate support member and is used to create sealed chambers that surround the end ports of the motor. The elongated member can either be directly coupled to the earmuff flushing accessory or coupled through an elbow extension member to allow for the operation of the device from various positions, including to the side, in front, or from behind the outboard motor. The device is configured so that the flushing liquid flows either directly from the elongated member or through a bent extension member into the earmuff flushing accessory, thereby eliminating the need for various separate components to control the flow of the liquid. The device, therefore, uses a simple design that is both inexpensive to manufacture and effective while eliminating potential sources of failure.09-25-2008
20110275258Marine electric generator flushing system - A marine electric generator flushing system for a boat has a liquid container attached in the generator raw cooling water intake line and mounted in a boat hull positioned along the water line of the boat. The liquid container has a fresh water inlet that allows a fresh water hose to be connected thereto and which automatically blocks the raw water line anytime fresh water is entering the liquid container so that fresh water is drawn through the generator cooling system.11-10-2011
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20100167607Personal Watercraft - A personal watercraft comprises an engine which is mounted in a body of the watercraft and is equipped with an open-loop water cooling system; a coolant passage in which water for cooling the engine flows; a water flow generator configured to operate in association with the engine to generate a water flow in the coolant passage; and a valve unit configured to restrict a flow of the water in the coolant passage.07-01-2010
20090163094OUTBOARD MOTOR - An outboard motor includes a water pump arranged to draw in cooling water, a pump drive mechanism that decelerates rotation of a drive shaft and transmits the rotation to the water pump, and an oil supply device (a main oil passage, oil ejection passages, a hollow portion, and an oil ejection hole) arranged to supply oil to lubricate a transmission to the pump drive mechanism. The outboard motor is able to prevent occurrence of cavitation in a water pump of a vane-type pump and to increase a discharge amount of the pump while an engine is running at high speed.06-25-2009
20110294379OUTBOARD ENGINE - An outboard engine is disclosed that includes an idling chamber that communicates with a guiding outlet of a first exhaust path and that is open to the atmosphere. The idling chamber includes a cooling water communicating path that communicates with a cooling water supplying path, and a pressure adjusting valve that opens the cooling water communicating path when the value of the water pressure in the cooling water supplying path reaches a threshold value. When the value of the water pressure in the cooling water supplying path reaches the threshold value, the pressure adjusting valve opens and a portion of cooling water is guided to the idling chamber through the cooling water communicating path.12-01-2011
20090156070MARINE EXHAUST MANIFOLD - A marine exhaust manifold comprises a collector for receiving exhaust gases from an engine, at least two exhaust runners for conducting exhaust gas from said engine to the collector, and a cooling jacket to cool said collector and exhaust runners. In one aspect at least one exhaust runner is adapted to expel exhaust gas into the collector so that the expelled exhaust gas is forced across the gas outlet end of at least one other exhaust runner, thereby creating a pressure drop within said at least one other exhaust runner. In another aspect there are at least three exhaust runners and the gas outlet ends of the exhaust runners are provided in the collector in a substantially single plane, which is substantially parallel to the direction of expulsion of the exhaust gas into the collector. In another aspect the manifold is provided with a sacrificially corroding element, such as a sacrificial anode.06-18-2009

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