By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- CUMMINS INC. (Columbus, IN) has been issued patent number 9567940, according to news reporting originating out of Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews editors.
The patent's inventors are Genter, David Paul (Columbus, IN); Gunter, Keith A. (Long Buckby, GB); McGiffen, Ian W. (Scipio, IN); Worthington, Joseph A. (Greenwood, IN).
This patent was filed on June 3, 2015 and was published online on February 14, 2017.
From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: "Internal combustion engines are subject to government regulations and customer expectations. Government regulations include reducing emissions and improving engine efficiency to reduce fuel consumption. Customer expectations include improved engine reliability and longer engine life. While great strides have been made in addressing government regulations and improving the life of internal combustion engines, internal combustion engines are highly complex mechanisms and innovative approaches to engine components may yield life, reliability, and efficiency improvements."
Supplementing the background information on this patent, VerticalNews reporters also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "This disclosure provides an internal combustion engine comprising an engine body, a cylinder bore, a cylinder liner, and a piston. The cylinder bore is formed within the engine body and has at least one coolant passage located radially outward from the cylinder bore. The cylinder liner is positioned within the cylinder bore and has an internal diameter D. The piston is positioned within the cylinder liner to reciprocate along an axis. The piston includes a top surface, an outside wall having an outer peripheral surface, and a groove positioned an axial distance B from the top surface. A ratio of distance B to internal diameter D is less than 0.090.
"Advantages and features of the embodiments of this disclosure will become more apparent from the following detailed description of exemplary embodiments when viewed in conjunction with the accompanying drawings."
For the URL and additional information on this patent, see: Genter, David Paul; Gunter, Keith A.; McGiffen, Ian W.; Worthington, Joseph A.. Engine Arrangement for Enhanced Cooling. U.S. Patent Number 9567940, filed June 3, 2015, and published online on February 14, 2017. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=9567940.PN.&OS=PN/9567940RS=PN/9567940
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