US Pat. No. 9,482,144

AIR-ACTUATED FAN CLUTCH

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An air-actuated fan clutch comprising:
a drive shaft that is rotatable about an axis;
a clutch element that coupled to the drive shaft for rotation therewith;
a friction liner disposed about the clutch element;
a clutch housing that is rotatable relative to the drive shaft about the axis, the clutch housing being movable relative to
the clutch element along the axis between a first position, in which the clutch element, the friction liner and the clutch
housing cooperate to permit transmission of rotary power between the clutch element and the clutch housing, and a second position
in which transmission of rotary power between the clutch element and the clutch housing is inhibited;

a clutch spring that biases the clutch housing toward the first position;
a piston that is movable along the axis between a piston neutral position and a piston activated position, wherein movement
of the piston from the piston neutral position to the piston activated position causes corresponding movement of the clutch
housing into the second position, and wherein movement of the piston from the piston activated position to the piston neutral
position causes corresponding movement of the clutch housing into the first position;

a first directional valve having a first port, a second port and a first valve element, the first port being adapted to be
coupled to a source of fluid pressure, the second port being coupled in fluid communication with the piston, the first valve
element being movable between a first element position, in which the first and second ports are not in fluid communication
with one another, and a second element position in which the first and second ports are in communication with one another;
and

an actuator that is coupled to the first directional valve and configured to be coupled to the source of fluid pressure, the
actuator providing at least one output that is configured to move the valve element of the first directional valve, the at
least one output being at least partly based on a magnitude of a fluid pressure acting on the actuator, the magnitude being
greater than or equal to a predetermined fluid pressure.

US Pat. No. 9,199,304

THIXOMOLDED CORE PLATES

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A method of manufacturing a friction plate comprising:
providing a mold cavity;
placing a friction facing within said mold cavity; and
injecting said mold cavity with a thixomold material comprising at least one of magnesium, titanium or alloys thereof, forming
a core plate in said mold cavity, and thereby creating a boundary layer and a mechanical bond between the friction facing
and the core plate.

US Pat. No. 9,404,370

EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER COMPONENT WITH MICROSTRUCTURED SURFACE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An exhaust-gas turbocharger component (10) with
at least one flow-conducting component surface (11) and

a discontinuity structure (12) which is formed on the component surface (11), wherein

the discontinuity structure (12) has a multiplicity of punctiform depressions (13) which are arranged separately from one another on at least one part of the component surface (11), wherein the punctiform depressions (13) are formed as a macrostructure in the range of tenths of a millimeter.

US Pat. No. 9,109,640

FRICTION PLATE WITH A PAPER FRICTION LINING, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A FRICTION PLATE AND WET-RUNNING MULTIPLATE CLUTCH OR BRAKE COMPRISING SUCH A FRICTION PLATE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A friction plate (2) with a friction lining carrier (18) and a paper friction lining (24) arranged on one side of the friction lining carrier (18) to form a friction surface, wherein the paper friction lining (24) comprises at least one first friction lining portion (32) and at least one second friction lining portion (34), a first friction surface (36) in the first friction lining portion (32) being raised relative to a second friction surface (38) in the second friction lining portion (34), wherein the first friction lining portion (32) exhibits a lower resin absorption than the second friction lining portion (34).

US Pat. No. 9,359,938

TURBOCHARGER AND A COMPONENT THEREFOR

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A component for turbocharger applications, based alloy having an austenitic base structure comprising a carbide structure,
wherein the iron-based alloy consists essentially of the following elements;
C: 0.1 to 0.5% by weight,
Cr: 20 to 28% by weight,
Mn: ?1.3% by weight,
Si: 0.5 to 1.8% by weight,
Nb: 0.5 to 2.0% by weight,
Ni: 20 to 28% by weight,
W: 0.8 to 4.0% by weight,
V: 0 to 1.8% by weight, and
Fe: ad 100% by weight, and
wherein the component has a maximum sliding wear rate of 0.08 mm in diameter given a contact pressure of 20 MPa, a sliding
speed of 0.0025 m/s, a component temperature of about 1020° C. and 2.000.000 cycles.

US Pat. No. 9,151,365

HYDRAULIC TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER AND TIMING CHAIN SYSTEM

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A hydraulic pressure timing chain tensioner comprising:
a housing configured for mounting to a cylinder block of an engine;
an operating unit case having a hollow cylinder shape, inserted into the housing, and fixed inside of the housing;
a plunger having a hollow cylinder shape and disposed to reciprocate within a hollow of the operating unit case;
a high pressure chamber formed by the hollow of the operating unit case and a hollow of the plunger;
a low pressure chamber partially defined by the housing and communicating with the high pressure chamber;
a supply hydraulic path formed in the housing to supply oil from an oil supply to the low pressure chamber; and
a regulator controlling hydraulic pressure of the low pressure chamber;
wherein hydraulic pressure of the high pressure chamber for reciprocating the plunger is controlled according to hydraulic
pressure of the low pressure chamber controlled by the regulator,

wherein the regulator comprises:
a piston disposed to reciprocate in the low pressure chamber, and selectively opening and closing the supply hydraulic path
according to the reciprocal motion;

a spring contacting one end of the piston, and adapted to push the piston toward a direction of another end of the piston;
and

a regulator cap contacting one end of the spring, and fixed to the housing to support the one end of the spring.

US Pat. No. 9,308,576

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A TURBOCHARGER WITH VARIABLE TURBINE GEOMETRY

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A method for manufacturing a turbocharger (1) with variable turbine geometry (VTG), the method comprising:
manufacturing the turbocharger comprising: a turbine housing (2) with a feed duct (9) for exhaust gases;

a turbine rotor (4) rotatably mounted in the turbine housing (2); and a guide grate (18) which radially surrounds the turbine rotor (4), the guide grate comprising: a blade bearing ring (6), a multiplicity of guide blades (7) each having a blade shaft (8) mounted in the blade bearing ring (6), an adjusting ring (5) operatively connected to the guide blades (7) via associated blade levers (20) fastened to the blade shafts (8) at one of the ends thereof, each blade lever (20) having at the other end a lever head (23) which can be placed in engagement with an associated engagement recess (24) of the adjusting ring (5), and a stop (25) for setting a minimum throughflow through nozzle cross sections formed by the guide blades (7),

wherein the stop (25) is a setting pin which is fastened by means of an automated butt welding process, a position of the setting pin being determined
from iterative throughflow measurements.

US Pat. No. 9,163,558

COMPLEX PATH DESIGN OF THE FLINGER AND INSERT

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product for use with a turbocharger system comprising:
a housing;
a shaft that rotates and extends into the housing;
a compressor wheel connected to the shaft;
an insert assembly disposed around the shaft and positioned between the compressor wheel and the housing;
wherein the insert assembly comprises a first component and a second component, wherein the first and second components are
engaged through a series of intermeshing elements defining a tortuous sealing path, and the first component comprising an
axial opening with an annular wall extending radially around the axial opening, the annular wall terminating in a circumferential
wall that extends axially, the first component also comprising an engagement wall that extends axially and that is located
radially inside from and spaced apart from the circumferential wall, wherein an annular cavity is defined between the circumferential
wall and the engagement wall, the second component comprising a cylindrical section that extends axially through the axial
opening, wherein the engagement wall includes an annular ridge extending radially outward and the second component also comprises
a flinger section that extends along the annular ridge and radially outward from the cylindrical section, the flinger section
directed into the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,395,018

CONTROL ALGORITHM FOR FREEING AN EGR VALVE FROM CONTAMINATION ADHESION

BorgWarner Inc., Auburns...

1. A method of controlling an electromechanical device comprising the steps of:
providing an electromechanical device for controlling motion;
providing a controller for controlling said electromechanical device and detecting when said electromechanical device is not
controlling motion, wherein said controller includes a forcing control signal having a plurality of pulses having at least
two intensity levels;

detecting when the electromechanical device is not controlling motion; and
applying said forcing control signal to said electromechanical device for a period of time, wherein said forcing signal applies
said plurality of pulses that are applied for a period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,217,330

ELECTROMAGNETIC AND AIR BEARING COMBINATION FOR TURBOCHARGER SHAFT AND WHEEL BALANCE MEASUREMENT MACHINES

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product for balancing a shaft and wheel assembly of a turbocharger, the product comprising: a fixture having an exterior
surface, with an aperture extending into the fixture through the exterior surface; a first conduit extending through the fixture
with a first exit from the first conduit exiting the fixture through the exterior surface; a second conduit extending through
the fixture, the second conduit including a second exit opening into the aperture; a pressurized gas source connected to the
first and second conduits; an electromagnet positioned in the fixture around the aperture; a control device interconnected
with the pressurized gas source and the electromagnet; wherein the pressurized gas source is operated to apply pressurized
gas through the first and second conduits and wherein the electromagnet is operated to apply a magnetic field into the aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,181,955

METHOD FOR REDUCING AERO CLEARANCES WITH A BALL BEARING TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

7. A method of improving the efficiency of a turbocharger assembly that has a ball bearing assembly supporting a rotor on
a housing, the rotor comprised of a compressor wheel, a turbine wheel and a shaft connecting the compressor wheel to the turbine
wheel, the method comprising:
fixing a thrust washer to the ball bearing assembly;
providing a first variable space between the thrust washer and a first surface of the housing;
filling the first space with a lubricant;
providing an efficiency washer with a selected thickness;
fixing an anti-rotation spacer in the housing against the efficiency washer so that a second surface of the anti-rotation
spacer is positioned by the efficiency washer on an opposite side of the thrust washer from the first surface to define a
second variable space between the thrust washer and the second surface;

filling the second surface with lubricant; and
setting a distance between the first and second surfaces to limit movement of the thrust washer relative to the housing, the
distance being set by the thickness of the efficiency washer.

US Pat. No. 9,453,564

ELECTRIC ALL-WHEEL DRIVE WITH TWO-SPEED DOUBLE REDUCTION PLANETARY

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product comprising a power transfer assembly with a gear train that has multiple gears providing a first stage gearing
that has a fixed gear ratio, at least one planetary gear set that provides a second stage gearing that has multiple gear ratios,
an electric machine selectively providing input to the first stage gearing, a differential unit selectively receiving output
from the planetary gear set, and an engagement mechanism selectively connecting the differential unit with the second stage
gearing in each of a high range mode and a low range mode, wherein the electrical machine, the first stage gearing, the second
stage gearing and the engagement mechanism are connected and arranged so that input from the electrical machine is delivered
to the differential unit by traveling first through the first stage gearing, then traveling second through the second stage
gearing, and then traveling third through the engagement mechanism to the differential unit.

US Pat. No. 9,440,640

GEAR CHANGE TORQUE FILL STRATEGY

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A method comprising providing a drive system delivering a torque supply to a vehicle, providing an electric unit, reducing
the torque supply, initiating a torque fill when the torque supply is reduced, and supplying the torque fill from the electric
unit, providing a second electric unit, determining whether the second electric unit is operating when the torque supply is
reduced, and supplying the torque fill from the second electric unit.

US Pat. No. 9,388,708

TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A turbocharger (1) with variable turbine geometry (VTG),
having a turbine housing (2) with a supply duct (9) for exhaust gases;

having a turbine rotor (4) which is rotatably mounted in the turbine housing (2); and

having a guide grate (18)

which surrounds the turbine rotor (4) radially at the outside,

which has a blade bearing ring (6),

which has a multiplicity of guide blades (7) which have in each ease one blade shaft (8) mounted in the blade bearing ring (6),

which has an adjusting ring (5) which is operatively connected to the guide blades (7) via associated blade levers (20) fastened at one of their ends to the blade shafts (8), each blade lever (20) having at the other end a lever head (23) which can be placed in engagement with an associated engagement recess (24) of the adjusting ring (5), and

which has a stop (25) at least for adjusting the minimum throughflow through the nozzle cross sections formed by the guide blades (7), wherein

the stop (25) has a fixing peg (32) on which a deformable, arched adjusting section (26) is arranged.

US Pat. No. 9,188,129

COMPRESSOR OF AN EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A compressor (1) of an exhaust-gas turbocharger (ATL), having a compressor housing (3)
in which a compressor wheel (17) is arranged,

which has a housing inlet connecting piece (20) and

which has a noise ring (21) arranged in the housing inlet connecting piece (20),
wherein
the noise ring (21) is provided with a multiplicity of blind chambers (23, 24, 23?, 24?) which are open axially toward the compressor wheel (17).

US Pat. No. 9,145,975

SOLENOID WITH SPRING PLUG

BORGWARNER INC., Auburn ...

1. A method of calibrating a proportional solenoid valve having a valve member moved by an armature which is positionally
biased by a spring having first and second ends with said spring first end being generally cylindrical and said spring second
end engaging said armature, said adjusting method comprising:
threadably engaging an interior of said spring first end with a deformable plug having helical grooves on an outer diameter
to set a spring rate of said spring by infinitely variably adjusting within a specific range the number of active coils in
said spring to adjust the spring rate of said spring in relationship to a spring rate of a magnetic coil of said solenoid
such that a spring rate of said spring and said spring rate of said magnetic coil cancel out each other resulting in a more
uniform net force across a stroke range of said solenoid valve;

inserting said spring into a central bore of a pole piece of said solenoid valve; and
deforming said plug to resist rotation relative to said spring after the final adjustment of active coils is completed by
press fitting said plug in said central bore of said pole piece and preloading of said spring on said armature.

US Pat. No. 9,091,232

COMPRESSOR RECIRCULATION INTO ANNULAR VOLUME

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A compressor for compressing gas, said compressor comprising:
a compressor wheel (20) including a plurality of blades each of which includes a leading edge (24), a trailing edge and an outer free edge, said wheel being mounted for rotation within a housing,

the housing including a compressor inlet (14) disposed on one side of the compressor wheel so as to direct gas flow to the leading edges of the blades, the inlet defining
an inlet axis that is parallel to a rotational axis of the compressor wheel, a diffuser on another side of said compressor
wheel so as to receive gas flow from the compressor wheel, and a volute that receives gas flow from the diffuser and delivers
it to a compressor discharge (15),

wherein the inlet comprises:
an outer channel wall (22) extending away from the compressor wheel, surrounding the inlet axis and forming a gas intake portion at a location axially
spaced apart from the compressor wheel,

an inner channel wall (21) within the outer channel wall, the inner channel wall surrounding the inlet axis, and

an annular cavity (23) defined between the inner and outer channel walls, with an annular opening of the annular cavity (23) disposed between the gas intake portion and the leading edges of the blades of the compressor wheel,

said compressor further comprising a compressor return valve system comprising a compressor recirculation valve (CRV)(80) associated with a bypass recirculation duct providing fluid communication between the compressor discharge (15) and the annular cavity (23).

US Pat. No. 9,429,185

COUPLING ROD OF A TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A coupling rod (1) with vibration-damping properties, comprising:
a first rod (2) having a solid shaft and a ball head (3);

a second rod (4) having a joint socket (5) for receiving the ball head (3), the joint socket (5) having a cylindrical inner peripheral surface (6); and

two guide elements (8, 9) arranged between the cylindrical inner peripheral surface (6) of the joint socket (5) and an outer peripheral surface (7) of the ball head (3), each of the guide elements (8, 9) including a plurality of spring tongues (10, 11) and each guide element (8, 9) having a support section (12, 13) having an inner peripheral wall, the plurality of spring tongues being separated from each other by slots (18), each of the plurality of spring tongues (10, 11) bearing against the outer peripheral surface (7) of the ball head (3) and being connected to the support section (12, 13) of the guide element (8, 9), each support section (12, 13) of the guide elements (8, 9) has a U-shaped cross section including an outer peripheral wall (16, 17) having a cylindrical surface that bears solely against the cylindrical inner peripheral surface (6) of the joint socket (5), wherein the cylindrical inner surface (6) of the joint socket (5) solely contacts the outer peripheral wall (16, 17) of the guide elements (8, 9), and the guide elements (8, 9) contacting at most each other, the inner peripheral surface (6) of the joint socket (5), and the outer peripheral surface (7) of the ball head (3), the spring tongues (10, 11) being elastically deformable and the elastic deformability of the spring tongues providing a defined preload force for vibration-damping.

US Pat. No. 9,394,941

OIL-FREE TURBOCHARGER BEARING ASSEMBLY HAVING CONICAL SHAFT SUPPORTED ON COMPLIANT GAS BEARINGS

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A hydrodynamic foil gas bearing assembly (21, 22, 23, 24, 30, 35, 36, 37, 40, 41, 42, 45, 46, 47, 50, 52) suitable for supporting a rotatable shaft (7, 14, 18, 43, 49, 53) therein, wherein the hydrodynamic foil gas bearing assembly (21, 22, 23, 24, 30, 35, 36, 37, 40, 41, 42, 45, 46, 47, 50, 52) comprises:
a. two conical rotor elements (3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 31, 32), each having a small circular end and a large circular end; and

b. at least two foil bearings (21, 22, 23, 24, 30, 35, 36, 37, 40, 41, 42, 45, 46, 47, 50, 52) having at least one compliant component (22, 36, 45) and at least one top foil (24, 42, 47) positioned atop the at least one compliant component (22, 36, 45), in which the conical rotor elements (3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 31, 32) make end-to-end contact when placed upon the rotatable shaft (7, 14, 18, 43, 49, 53) disposed within the hydrodynamic foil gas bearing assembly (21, 22, 23, 24, 30, 35, 36, 37, 40, 41, 42, 45, 46, 47, 50, 52) and in which the ends of the conical rotor elements (3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 31, 32) which are in contact are of the same size.

US Pat. No. 9,371,871

FREEWHEEL DEVICE WITH SWITCHABLE FREEWHEEL

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A freewheel device, comprising:
a switchable freewheel having a first race, a second race, locking elements arranged between the first and second races and
a locking element cage for receiving the locking elements, which locking element cage is rotated relative to the first race,
and a switching device by means of which the locking element cage is rotated to a first rotational position relative to the
first race in which the first race is in rotationally entraining connection to the second race via the locking elements in
a first direction of rotation relative to the second race, and to a second rotational position relative to the first race
in which the first race is not in rotationally entraining connection to the second race in the first direction of rotation
relative to the second race, wherein the switching device comprises a first planetary gear having three first components,
being a first sun gear, a first planet gear carrier with at least one planet gear which is in rotationally entraining engagement
with the first sun gear, and a first ring gear or gear wheel which is in rotationally entraining engagement with the at least
one planet gear of the first planet gear carrier, and a second planetary gear having three second components, being a second
sun gear, a second planet gear carrier with at least one planet gear which is in rotationally entraining engagement with the
second sun gear, and a second ring gear or gear wheel which is in rotationally entraining engagement with the at least one
planet gear of the second planet gear carrier, wherein the first race is connected non-rotatably to one of the first components
and the locking element cage to one of the second components, another of the first components is connected non-rotatably to
another of the second components, and a switching drive is engaged with a further of the first components or with a further
of the second components.

US Pat. No. 9,353,645

VANE RING THERMAL STRAIN RELIEF CUTS

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product for a turbocharger assembly comprising:
a turbine wheel assembly adapted to rotate when exposed to a flow of gas;
a vane ring disposed in the turbine wheel assembly and having an outer circumference radially spaced from a housing;
a plurality of vanes mounted to the vane ring, wherein the flow of gas meets the plurality of vanes at an angle of incidence,
the plurality of vanes being adjustable to selectively change the angle of incidence;

wherein the vane ring has at least one slot that is elongated and adapted to direct a thermal deformation of the vane ring
in a selected direction when exposed to the flow of gas, and wherein the vane ring includes a plurality of openings and wherein
each vane in the plurality of vanes is mounted to the vane ring by a rotatable shaft that extends through one of the plurality
of openings, and each slot is disposed between two of the plurality of openings, respectively;

wherein the vane ring is a first vane ring and further comprising a second vane ring in the turbine wheel assembly disposed
so that the plurality of vanes are positioned between the first and second vane rings and the flow of gas is directed between
the first and second vane rings.

US Pat. No. 9,328,628

BEARING HOUSING OF AN EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A bearing housing (1) of an exhaust-gas turbocharger, having
a housing body (2) in which an axial bearing (3) is arranged, and

a compressor-side housing cover (4) which can be fixed in a compressor-side housing opening (6) by means of a fastening device (5), wherein the fastening device (5) is a non-positively locking fastening device.

US Pat. No. 9,316,148

ANTI-RATTLE GEOMETRY FOR WASTE GATE LINKAGES USING PRELOADING TECHNOLOGIES TO REDUCE WEAR

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A turbocharger assembly comprising: a turbine housing defining a first flow path and a second flow path bypassing at least
a part of the first flow path; a valve damper controlling flow through the second flow path; a valve shaft connected to the
valve damper and extending out of the turbine housing; a lever connected to the valve shaft; a pin connected to and extending
away from the lever; wherein the pin has a first section that is shaped as a frustum, and wherein the first section has a
base that has a first diameter and the first section has a terminus opposite the base that has a second diameter that is smaller
than the first diameter, and wherein the pin has a second cylindrical section that extends from the terminus, the second cylindrical
section has a third diameter that is equal to the second diameter, wherein an annular groove is formed in the second cylindrical
section; a first cylindrical section of the pin extends between the base and the lever, wherein the first cylindrical section
has a fourth diameter that is larger than the first diameter; an actuator is mounted on the turbocharger assembly; an arm
extends from the actuator and has an end with a first side and a second side; a conical opening is formed completely through
the arm near the end from the first side to the second side, and the conical opening is tapered completely through the arm
from the first side to the second side; the pin extends through the conical opening so that the first section engages the
arm completely through the arm in conical opening; a spring element is engaged in the groove and engages the second side of
the arm, and the spring element applies a force pulling the pin into the conical opening and compensating for wear between
the pin and the arm by maintaining contact between the pin and the arm under the force; wherein the first cylindrical section
is positioned on the first side of the arm and the spring has an operational bandwidth that maintains the force on the pin
when the first cylindrical section is spaced away from the first side of the arm so that the first section contacts the arm
in the conical opening, and wherein the operational bandwidth maintains the force on the pin when the first cylindrical section
contacts the first side of the arm as a result of wear.

US Pat. No. 9,181,804

BALL BEARING TURBOCHARGER BALANCER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A method of balancing a core assembly of a turbocharger, the core assembly including a rotor assembly having a compressor
wheel and a turbine wheel connected for common rotation by a shaft, the method comprising:
determining a first bending critical speed of the rotor assembly;
mounting the core assembly in a balancing machine;
engaging a drive source with the core assembly to rotate the rotor assembly;
rotating the rotor assembly to an initial phase speed that is between approximately 5500 revolutions per minute and the first
bending critical speed; and

sensing a state of imbalance of the rotor assembly at the initial phase speed.

US Pat. No. 9,133,730

EXHAUST TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An exhaust turbocharger comprising: a cylinder head presenting an exhaust gas outlet that forms a single port in the cylinder
head that is directly open to a plurality of exhaust ports; a turbine housing integrally formed with an exhaust manifold and
connected to the exhaust gas outlet, an intake connection of the turbine housing integrally connected to the exhaust manifold,
the intake connection comprising a single exhaust gas intake, wherein the single exhaust gas intake is formed by a depression
in the cylinder head in cooperation with a depression in the exhaust manifold and extends along and covers the plurality of
exhaust ports wherein the cylinder head includes a first water circuit opening that completely surrounds the exhaust gas outlet
and wherein the turbine housing includes a second water circuit opening that mates with the first water circuit opening to
allow cooling water to flow between the cylinder head and the turbine housing completely around the exhaust gas outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,360,088

CHAIN DRIVE TENSIONER SPRING FORCE CONTROL MECHANISM

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A tensioner for a passive tensioner system for tensioning a chain span or a belt, comprising:
a housing having a cylindrical bore;
an external piston comprising a body having an open end and a closed end, a bottom surface at the open end, and a hollow interior
having an inner diameter;

an internal piston comprising a body having a first end and a second end;
the external piston and the internal piston being coaxially arranged within the cylindrical bore of the housing, such that
the interior piston is received within the hollow interior of the external piston;

an external piston spring received within the hollow interior of the external piston, for biasing the external piston outwards
from the housing, the external piston spring having a first end contacting an inner surface of the closed end of the external
piston and a second end contacting the first end of the internal piston;

an internal piston spring received within the cylindrical bore of the housing for biasing the internal piston outwards from
the housing, the internal piston spring having a first end in contact with the second end of the internal piston and a second
end;

a first hydraulic chamber formed by the cylindrical bore of the housing and the bottom surface of the external piston, having
a first fluid input comprising a first check valve; and

a second hydraulic chamber formed by the cylindrical bore of the housing and the second end of the internal piston with a
second fluid input comprising a second check valve, such that an inward force acting to push the external piston into the
housing creates a fluid pressure in the second hydraulic chamber, causing the internal piston to exert an outward force on
the external piston through the external piston spring, opposing the inward force.

US Pat. No. 9,279,461

INTEGRATED MEMORY CHIP FOR A COUPLING DEVICE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A coupling device system for use in a motor vehicle, the coupling device system comprising:
a coupling device comprising:
an input member and at least one output member;
at least one modulating clutch assembly selectively coupling the input member to the at least one output member, the modulating
clutch assembly including an electrical clutch operator and a plurality of clutch plates, the plurality of clutch plates having
at least one first clutch plate coupled to the input member, and at least one second clutch plate coupled to the at least
one output member and disposed adjacent to the at least one first clutch plate;

a memory chip integrated with the coupling device and configured to store data related to at least one measured characteristic
of the coupling device, the memory chip being configured to communicate with a vehicle controller.wherein the memory chip
is configured to store data measured before the coupling device is installed on a vehicle and wherein the stored data creates
a unique calibration curve being a function of torque versus current of the particular coupling device; and

wherein the memory chip is configured to provide and store the unique calibration curve to the vehicle controller periodically,
according to predetermined time intervals.

US Pat. No. 9,261,103

INTEGRATION OF AERODYNAMIC, THRUST BEARING AND SEAL RUNNING SURFACE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product for use with a turbocharger system comprising:
a housing;
a rotor wheel rotatable relative to the housing, the rotor wheel having a front face with blades disposed in a gas stream
and a back wall facing the housing, the rotor wheel generating thrust loads; and,

a thrust bearing positioned on the housing and facing the back wall, the thrust bearing configured to directly absorb the
thrust loads from the rotor wheel.

US Pat. No. 9,151,347

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A MANUAL CLUTCH

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A method comprising:
automatically controlling a manual clutch comprising:
operatively connecting a hydraulic power pack actuator to a piston assembly which is operatively connected to a clutch;
operatively connecting a control unit to the hydraulic power pack actuator; and
controlling the hydraulic power pack actuator with the control unit to automatically modulate a pressure to the piston assembly
to cause the clutch to go into at least one of an ON, OFF, or slipping mode based on at least one vehicle condition wherein
the hydraulic power pack actuator is a centrifugal electro-hydraulic actuator.

US Pat. No. 9,394,945

BEARING ARRANGEMENT

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A bearing arrangement (28) having
at least one radial air bearing ring (1); and

optionally additionally an axial air bearing (15?),

wherein the radial air bearing ring (1) has an inner annular bearing plate (7) and an outer spring plate (10) along one side of the bearing plate (7), wherein the bearing plate (7) and spring plate (10) are together formed from a single elongate Plate strip with the bearing plate (7) connected via a bent connecting portion (9) to the spring plate (10), such that said bearing plate and spring plate form a single-piece component.

US Pat. No. 9,328,774

FLAT SPRING TORSIONAL VIBRATION DAMPERS

BORGWARNER INC., Auburn ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a first part;
a second part that is rotatably mounted with respect to the first part;
a flat spring that extends from a first end to a second end, and is able to bend in a first direction and a second direction,
with the first end of the flat spring being positioned radially inward from the second end of the flat spring; and

one or more engaging members that are connected to the second part and engage the flat spring at a location between the first
end of the flat spring and the second end of the flat spring to restrict bending of the flat spring in at least one of the
first direction or the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,062,723

PARALLEL DOUBLE CLUTCH DEVICE AND DRIVETRAIN HAVING A PARALLEL DOUBLE CLUTCH DEVICE OF SAID TYPE

BORGWARNER INC., Auburn ...

1. A parallel double-clutch device (2) for arranging in a drivetrain of a motor vehicle between a drive unit (4) and transmission (6) of the drivetrain, said parallel double-clutch device (2) comprising:
a first clutch arrangement (28) assigned to a first transmission-input shaft (10) for selectively transmitting torque between the drive unit (4) and first transmission-input shaft (10); and

a second clutch arrangement (30) assigned to a second transmission-input shaft (12) for selectively transmitting torque between the drive unit (4) and second transmission-input shaft (12), wherein the first clutch arrangement (28) can be actuated by at least one hydraulically drivable first actuating piston (88) that is assigned a first pressure chamber (90) delimited by a first pressure-chamber housing (84) and the first actuating piston (88), the second clutch arrangement (30) can be actuated by at least one hydraulically drivable second actuating piston (94) that is assigned a second pressure chamber (96) delimited by a second pressure-chamber housing (86) and the second actuating piston (94), and the first and second pressure-chamber housing (84; 86) are rotationally fixed, and wherein first and second openings (106; 110) supply pressurized oil into the first and second pressure chambers (90; 96) of the first and second pressure-chamber housings (84; 86) with the said first and second openings (106; 110) being provided in said first and second pressure-chamber housings (84; 86);

said first and second clutch arrangement (28; 30) actuated by said first and second actuating pistons (88; 94) indirectly via force-transmitting elements (112; 114) with said first and second actuating pistons (88; 94) and force-transmitting elements (112; 114) being rotationally decoupled by engagement bearings (120; 122) between said first and second actuating piston (88; 94) and said first and second force-transmitting elements (112; 114) and said first and second actuating pistons (88; 94) being rotationally fixedly connected to said first and second pressure-chamber housings (84; 86);

said double clutch device (2) arranged in a rotationally fixed clutch housing (66) with said first and second pressure-chamber housings (84; 86) being attached to the said clutch housing (66) in a rotationally fixed manner; and

wherein said clutch housing (66) has a first housing section (68) and a second housing section (70) that is situated opposite in an axial direction (16) with said first pressure chamber housing (84) being provided on the first housing section (68) and said second pressure chamber housing (86) being provided on the second housing section (70).

US Pat. No. 9,377,060

BALL RAMP ACTUATOR

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A ball ramp actuator, comprising:
a housing;
a first ball ramp half including:
a first ball ramp plate grounded within the housing against translation, the first ball ramp plate defining first portions
of respective one or more ramped ball receiving recesses;

a second ball ramp half opposing the first ball ramp half and including:
a gear plate supported within the housing for rotation relative to the first ball ramp plate and grounded within the housing
against translation relative to the first ball ramp plate, the gear plate having gear teeth,

a second ball ramp plate supported within the gear plate for rotation relative to the first ball ramp plate, the second ball
ramp plate defining complementary second portions of the respective one or more ramped ball receiving recesses, and

a joint coupling the gear plate to the second ball ramp plate, the joint imparting rotation of the gear plate to the second
ball ramp plate, permissive of translation of the second ball ramp plate relative to the first ball ramp plate, including
one or more circumferentially spaced guide slots opening from one of a radially outer edge of the second ball ramp plate and
a radially inner edge of the gear plate, and including one or more rollers extending from the other of the radially outer
edge of the second ball ramp plate and the radially inner edge of the gear plate into respective ones of the one or more guide
slots;

a load transferring ball positioned in the each of the one or more ramped ball receiving recesses; and
a driven pinion gear having gear teeth meshed with the gear teeth of the gear plate to rotate the second ball ramp plate via
the gear plate relative to the first ball ramp plate.

US Pat. No. 9,359,909

EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An exhaust-gas turbocharger (1) comprising:
a compressor (2);

a turbine (3) having a turbine housing (4);

a bearing housing (5) having a compressor-side flange and a turbine-side flange (6);

a VTG cartridge (7) having an adjusting ring (8); and

an adjusting shaft (9) which is guided through the turbine-side flange (6) of the bearing housing (5), which has an inner lever (10) which engages into the adjusting ring (8) of the VTG cartridge (7), and which has an outer lever (11, 11?, 11?, 11??) which is connected to an actuating element (12) of an actuator (13), wherein

the outer lever (11, 11?, 11?, 11??) has an open rounded fastening receptacle (14) into which an associated shaft portion (15) of the adjusting shaft (9) engages.

US Pat. No. 9,222,442

MODULE INTEGRATING MIXER AND PARTICULATE SEPARATOR INTO A COMMON HOUSING AND AN ENGINE BREATHING SYSTEM HAVING THE MODULE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A method of operating a product having a housing including an integrated mixer portion and further including first and
second conduits, the first conduit having a first opening and an exhaust gas passage that is in communication with the first
opening, the first conduit substantially surrounding a portion of the second conduit, the second conduit having a plurality
of spaced apart openings in communication with the exhaust gas passage, the second conduit further including a second opening
and a mixing passage that is in communication with both the second opening and the spaced apart openings, the second conduit
further including a third opening in communication with the mixing passage, a particulate separator disposed within the mixing
passage of the second conduit, the method comprising:
routing exhaust gases through the first opening of the housing;
routing intake air through the second opening of the housing;
collecting particulates from the exhaust gases on the particulate separator within the housing;
routing the intake air and the exhaust gases through the mixer portion to mix the intake air and the exhaust gases into a
gas mixture; and

routing the gas mixture through the third opening.

US Pat. No. 9,470,231

ELECTRICALLY ASSISTED TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

10. An electrically assisted turbocharger (1), comprising:
a housing (3);

an electric motor stator (22) disposed in the housing (3);

a pair of circumferential seals (204, 208) disposed on the stator (22) and operative to seal against an interior of the housing (3) to form an annular chamber (130) around at least a portion of the stator (22) and a pair of end cavities (122, 126) located at axial ends of the stator (22);

a pair of bearings (10, 12) disposed in the housing (3), one on each side of the stator (22);

a shaft (7) supported in the housing (3) by the bearings (10, 12);

a turbine wheel (5) and a compressor wheel supported on the shaft (7);

an electric motor rotor (24) disposed on the shaft (7) between the bearings (10, 12) and inside the stator (22); and

a pair of collars (30, 32) attached to the shaft (7), each located between the rotor (24) and a corresponding bearing (10, 12), wherein at least one collar (30, 32) includes:

a cylindrical flinger portion (308) adjacent a corresponding bearing (10, 12), including:

a plurality of radial drains (310), such that oil entering a recessed region (332) of the cylindrical flinger portion (308) from the bearing (10, 12) is projected radially outward through the drains (310); and

an axially facing surface (309) adapted to abut a corresponding axial face of the bearing (10, 12), thereby axially locating the rotor (24) and shaft (7) relative to the bearings (10, 12); and

a spacer portion (304) opposite the cylindrical flinger portion (308) including an axially facing locating surface (302) adapted to abut the rotor (24); and

a piston ring (40) located between the spacer portion (304) and the cylindrical flinger portion (308).

US Pat. No. 9,255,582

EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER FOR USE WITH AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An exhaust-gas turbocharger for use with an internal combustion engine, comprising:
a regulating mechanism; and
an actuator device for actuating the regulating mechanism, wherein the actuator device comprises a control rod with a first
part and a second part,
wherein the second part has a guide, which is designed in such a way that it at least partially surrounds the first part,
wherein the second part comprises a first section and a second section, the first section and the second section being connected
to each other by connection joints, which are located in an area around a connection and away from the guide such that there
are no connection joints around the guide, and

wherein the second part has at least one hole, wherein the first part is connected to the second part by a welded or assembly
joint, which is arranged in the at least one hole.

US Pat. No. 9,181,961

COMPRESSOR INTAKE NOISE PREVENTION BY CHOKING FLOW WITH DUCT GEOMETRY

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product for use with a turbocharger system comprising:
a compressor wheel for charging a flow stream;
a housing assembly disposed around the compressor wheel, the housing assembly defining an inlet passage and a discharge passage,
wherein the flow stream extends through the inlet passage, around the compressor wheel and through the outlet passage;

wherein the inlet passage is configured to impart a supersonic speed to the flow stream to inhibit sound from the compressor
wheel from propagating against the flow stream through the inlet passage, wherein the inlet passage includes a throat with
a cross section, wherein the cross section is variable, and wherein variation of the cross section accelerates and decelerates
the flow stream, wherein the inlet passage includes a contour configured to accelerate the flow stream to a first speed equal
to the speed of sound at the throat and to accelerate the flow stream to the supersonic speed beyond the throat and into a
diverging cross section of the inlet passage with a diverging profile.

US Pat. No. 9,108,615

MULTIMODE CLUTCH FOR A PARALLEL HYBRID VEHICLE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A hybrid vehicle, comprising:
a driven wheel;
a transmission shaft operatively connected to the driven wheel to cause the driven wheel to rotate in response to rotation
of the transmission shaft;

an electric motor operatively connected to the transmission shaft and selectively actuatable to provide power to rotate the
transmission shaft;

an internal combustion engine having an output shaft; and
a multimode clutch operatively connected to the transmission shaft and the output shaft of the internal combustion engine,
wherein the multimode clutch has a first mode wherein the multimode clutch allows the output shaft and the transmission shaft
to rotate independently of each other in both directions, and a second mode wherein the multimode clutch operatively couples
the output shaft to the transmission shaft so that the output shaft and the transmission shaft rotate together in one direction
and allows the output shaft and the transmission shaft to rotate independently of each other in an opposite direction;

a multimode clutch actuator operatively connected to the multimode clutch and configured to selectively place the multimode
clutch in the first mode and the second mode; and

a controller operatively connected to the electric motor and the multimode clutch actuator, the controller being configured
to transmit clutch mode control signals to the multimode clutch actuator to cause the multimode clutch actuator to place the
multimode clutch in the first mode and the second mode;

a first speed sensor operatively connected to the internal combustion engine and to the controller, and configured to detect
an engine speed of the internal combustion engine and to transmit first speed sensor signals to the controller having values
corresponding to the detected engine speed;

a second speed sensor operatively connected to the transmission shaft and to the controller, and configured to detect a shaft
speed of the transmission shaft and to transmit second speed sensor signals to the controller having values corresponding
to the detected shaft speed; and

an engine throttle operatively connected to the internal combustion engine and to the controller, and configured to receive
engine throttle control signals from the controller having values corresponding to a desired engine speed for the internal
combustion engine and to cause the internal combustion engine to operate at the desired engine speed of the engine throttle
control signals,

wherein the controller is configured to determine that the multimode clutch is to transition from the second mode to the first
mode, to transmit engine speed control signals to the engine throttle with the desired engine speed being less than the detected
engine speed in response to determining that the multimode clutch is to transition from the second mode to the first mode,
to compare the detected engine speed to the detected shaft speed, and to transmit clutch mode control signals to the multimode
clutch actuator to place the multimode clutch in the first mode in response to determining that the detected engine speed
is different than the detected shaft speed by a predetermined differential speed.

US Pat. No. 9,080,621

FREEWHEELING SYNCHRONIZER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A freewheeling synchronizer for a power transmission device, comprising:
a clutch race having an inner periphery, rotationally fixable at the inner periphery to a component of the power transmission
device; the clutch race including an outer periphery with unidirectional clutching elements, the outer periphery configured
to support a synchronizer hub;

the synchronizer hub disposed radially outwardly from the clutch race and unidirectionally rotatable relative to the clutch
race;

wherein the synchronizer hub includes an outer periphery with at least one pocket with a strut configured to engage both in
the pocket and with a first synchronizer ring, the first synchronizer ring configured to frictionally engage a second synchronizer
ring, and the strut configured to engage both in the pocket and with a third synchronizer ring, the third synchronizer ring
configured to frictionally engage with a fourth synchronizer ring;

wherein a first gear is positioned on one side of the clutch race and a second gear is positioned on a second side of the
clutch race and the clutch race is selectively engageable with either the first gear through the first and second synchronizer
rings or the second gear through the third and fourth synchronizer rings;

wherein the clutch race includes a splined inner diameter, and an outer ratchet diameter defining a plurality of notches;
further comprising at least one pawl disposed between the clutch race and the synchronizer hub for engagement with the notches
of the clutch race;

further comprising at least one spring to urge the at least one pawl into engagement with the notches of the clutch race.

US Pat. No. 9,463,691

ELECTRONIC SHIFT ON THE FLY PART-TIME ELECTRO MECHANICAL TRANSFER CASE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A transfer case comprising:
an input shaft having a primary axis of rotation;
a first output shaft which is concentric with the input shaft;
a second output shaft radially offset from the first output shaft;
a range shifter comprising a first cam rotatable about the primary axis constructed and arranged to selectively shift a vehicle
to a high-range drive mode, a low range drive mode, or a neutral drive mode;

a mode shifter comprising a second cam rotatable about the primary axis constructed and arranged to actuate a synchronizer
which selectively shifts the vehicle between a two-wheel drive mode and a four-wheel drive mode;

a dual drive gear interposed between the range shifter and the mode shifter, wherein a first side of the dual drive gear includes
an actuating tab constructed and arranged to actuate the first cam and wherein the second cam is attached to a second side
of the dual drive gear so that the mode shifter is activated by rotation of the dual drive gear;

a gear train operatively connected to the dual drive gear to drive the dual gear drive, wherein the gear train has a first
axis offset from the primary axis; and

a reversible electric motor which drives the gear train, wherein direction of the rotation of the electric motor determines
engagement or disengagement of the mode shifter to selectively shift the vehicle between the two-wheel drive mode and the
four-wheel drive mode.

US Pat. No. 9,353,706

ACTUATOR AND VALVE ARRANGEMENT

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product comprising:
an actuator and valve portion;
at least one housing for containing and supporting the actuator and valve portion;
the housing including a first port for receiving a fluid, and a second port for delivering the fluid;
a valve seat disposed between the first port and second port;
a valve member coaxial with the valve seat for controlling flow through the valve seat;
a valve stem having a longitudinal axis and supported in the housing for providing for axial movement; the valve stem having
a first end attached to the valve member,

a stem link operably connected to a second end of the valve stem, and moveable with the valve stem and valve member;
a position sensor including a sensing circuit and sensor element; the sensor element providing a parameter that is measured
by the sensing circuit and the sensing circuit providing a position sensor parameter indicating position;

an actuator portion including a motor having a rotatable shaft and pinion gear;
a cam-gear supported in the housing and having a central axis of rotation and; including an integrated cam portion formed
about the central axis of rotation,

the motor being constructed and arranged to rotate the cam-gear and integrated cam portion so that the integrated cam portion
operably transmits a force to the stem link and the valve stem, causing the stem link, the valve stem, and valve member to
move and;

wherein the sensor element is attached to the stem link and; the position sensor circuit senses a parameter of the sensor
element and; the sensor circuit provides a sensor output parameter that indicates the actual position of the valve member.

US Pat. No. 9,097,121

TURBINE CASING OF AN EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A turbine casing (1) of an exhaust-gas turbocharger (62)
having an inlet connection piece (2) adjoined by a spiral (3), and

having an outlet connection piece (4), characterized by

an insulating device (5) for reducing the input of heat into the inlet connection piece (2), the spiral (3) and/or the outlet connection piece (4), wherein the insulating device (5) comprises a wastegate arrangement (49, 50) which extends outside the turbine casing (1).

US Pat. No. 9,435,220

TURBOCHARGER CONTROL LINKAGE WITH REDUCED HEAT FLOW

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...


and
wherein the surface area of the model control linkage is measured between the transition planes (19).

US Pat. No. 9,222,366

EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An exhaust-gas turbocharger (1), including
a shaft (2) on which a compressor wheel (3) and a turbine wheel (4) are arranged, and

a bearing housing (5)

which has a turbine-side radial bearing bush (6) and

which has an oil collecting chamber (7) arranged between the turbine-side radial bearing bush (6) and a turbine-side bearing housing end region (8),
wherein
the shaft (2) has a shoulder (9) which extends outward in the radial direction (R) into the oil collecting chamber (7) and which, together with a radial-bearing-side first delimiting wall (10) of the oil collecting chamber (7), delimits a gap (11),

wherein the oil collecting chamber (7) is connected to an oil chamber (18) of the bearing housing (5),

wherein the oil collecting chamber (7) has a funnel-shaped outlet (19) into the oil chamber (18), and

wherein a gusset-like flow guiding element (20) is arranged in the funnel-shaped outlet (19).

US Pat. No. 9,488,182

CONTROL SHAFT SEAL

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A turbocharger with:
a turbocharger housing,
an actuating mechanism (35) for actuating a device (22) within the turbocharger, and a pivot shaft (29) having an inside end inside the turbine housing and an outside end outside the turbine housing, and rotatably mounted in
a bore in the turbocharger housing for transmitting an actuating movement from outside the turbocharger housing to the actuating
mechanism (35),

wherein the shaft or bore is provided with a seal (39),

wherein the shaft includes a concentric, self-centering contact surface that complements and mates with a concentric, self-centering
contact surface of the bore; the complementary, concentric, self-centering mating contact surfaces of the shaft and bore forming
a full interfacing seal between the shaft and bore thereby preventing leakage and providing a means for centering and preventing
tilt of the seal, and

wherein a segment of the shaft passing through the bore narrows in diameter (47, 49) and a segment of the bore narrows in diameter (46, 48) complementary to the narrowing diameter of the shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,109,708

ENGINE BREATHING SYSTEM VALVE AND PRODUCTS INCLUDING THE SAME

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product comprising:
an engine breathing system valve (10) located in a passage (28, 32, 34, 40, 42, 43, 45, 55, 57) of an engine breathing system (12) to regulate fluid-flow in the passage (28, 32, 34, 40, 42, 43, 45, 55, 57), the engine breathing system valve (10) comprising:

a valve body (60) having a port (66) and having a seating surface (68) lying along a cone outer surface (CS) of an imaginary cone (C), the imaginary cone (C) having a cone center axis (CA) which
is at an acute angle (0) with respect to a center axis (CP) of the port (66) so that, in cross-section, an upper portion (78) of the seating surface (68) is at a different angle with respect to the port center axis (CP) than a lower portion (80) of the seating surface (68);

a stem (62) rotatably carried by the valve body (60) at a location away from the seating surface (68), the stem (62) having an axis of rotation (R1) being radially offset from the port center axis (CP);

a valve member (64) connected to the stem (62) to rotate about the stem (62), wherein the valve member (64) comprises a second seating surface (106), and wherein the valve member (64) is a single continuous component, the valve member (64) having a valve member plane (M) defined parallel to a valve face (94) of the valve member (64) and being, when in a closed position, axially offset from the axis of rotation (R1);

wherein the valve member (64) has a boss (98) extending away from a valve rear face (96), the boss (98) defining a passage (100) therein for receiving the stem (62), and a retaining pin (102) is inserted into the boss (98) and into the stem (62) to connect the stem (62) to the valve member (64); and

wherein a clearance (104) is defined between an outer surface (82) of the stem (62) and an inner surface of the passage (100), the clearance (104) accommodating relative thermal expansion and contraction between the stem (62) and the boss (98).

US Pat. No. 9,316,272

VISCOUS CLUTCH WITH HIGH-SPEED WIPER SYSTEM

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A viscous clutch fan drive mechanism comprising:
a housing member, said housing comprising a cover member and a body member;
a central shaft member positioned in the housing;
said shaft member connected to a pulley member and rotatable at input speed;
a clutch disk member positioned in the housing member and fixedly attached to said shaft member;
said housing member positioned on said shaft member by a bearing member;
a fluid chamber cover member connected to said clutch disk member forming a fluid reservoir and rotatable with said clutch
disk member;

a fan member attached to said housing and rotatable therewith;
a working chamber comprising at least one fluid surface member positioned on said clutch disk member and at least one mating
fluid surface member positioned on said housing member;

a scavenge passageway located in said clutch disk member for passing viscous fluid from said working chamber to said fluid
reservoir through said clutch disk member, said scavenge passageway having a first opening on the circumferential outer diameter
surface of said clutch disk member;

a second opening of said scavenge passageway positioned radially inward of said at least one fluid surface member on said
clutch disk member;

said second opening being located in said fluid reservoir;
a valve member located in said fluid reservoir and covering said second opening; and
a wiper member located on said outer diameter surface of said clutch disk member adjacent said first opening.

US Pat. No. 9,267,441

MULTI-PIECE PISTON RING FOR A TURBOCHARGER SHAFT ASSEMBLY

BORGWARNER INC., Auburn ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a bearing housing;
a shaft assembly that extends through the bearing housing along a shaft axis;
an annular groove that is formed on the shaft assembly and extends around the shaft axis; and
a piston ring assembly that is engaged with the bearing housing and extends into the annular groove of the shaft assembly,
the piston ring assembly including a first ring portion and a second ring portion, the first ring portion having a first contact
face that is oriented at a non-perpendicular angle with respect to the shaft axis, and the second ring portion having an outer
surface that is engaged with the bearing housing and a second contact face that is oriented at a non-perpendicular angle with
respect to the shaft axis and is engageable with the first contact face, wherein the first contact face is oriented such that
it faces outward with respect to the shaft axis and the second contact face is oriented such that it faces inward with respect
to the shaft axis.

US Pat. No. 9,140,218

ACTUATOR WITH VALVE RETURN

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An actuator and valve arrangement comprising:
an actuator and valve portion
at least one housing including the valve portion having a first port for receiving a fluid and a second port for delivering
a fluid a valve seat disposed between the first and second port, a valve member operable with the valve seat for controlling
fluid flow between the inlet and outlet ports;

a valve stem operably connected to the valve member, having a longitudinal axis, a first end, second end and second portion,
the valve member is attached at the first end and the second location is located between the valve member and the second end;

a first component, operably connected to the second portion of the valve stem, for transmitting an operating force to the
valve stem to force movement of the valve stem in a first direction;

a second component, operably connected to the second location of the valve stem, for transmitting an operating force to the
valve stem to force movement of the valve stem in a second direction;

an actuator portion within the housing including a rotary actuator and at least one gear that is rotatable with the actuator;
the at least one gear having first and second features for transmitting force from the actuator;

a bias spring system including at least one spring providing a force applied to at least one of the first or second components
and at least one of the first or second gear features that will urge movement the valve stem and valve member in relation
to the valve seat;

wherein during an unrestricted valve movement condition, where valve movement is not restricted, the first feature of the
gear contacts the first component, operably connected to the second portion of the valve stem, for forcing the valve member
in a first direction, either towards or away from the valve seat, when the gear is rotated in a first direction by the actuator
and;

during a restricted valve movement condition, where valve movement is restricted, the second feature of the gear contacts
the second component, operably connected to the second portion on the valve stem, for forcing the valve member in a second
direction, either towards or away from the valve seat, when the gear is rotated in a second direction by the actuator.

US Pat. No. 9,366,181

TURBOCHARGER AND COMPRESSOR WHEEL THEREFOR

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A compressor wheel for a turbocharger, comprising an aluminum-based alloy having a dendritic phase microstructure, wherein
the aluminum-based alloy comprises the following components: Fe: 0 to 5.0% by weight, Mn: 0.16 to 2.8% by weight, Cu: 2.7
to 5.0% by weight, Si: 0.3 to 2.05% by weight, Mg: 0.2 to 1.9% by weight, Ti: 0.05 to 1.3% by weight, Zr: 0.1 to 0.3% by weight,
La: 0.1 to 0.5% by weight, Ni: 0.45 to 2.6% by weight, Ce: 0.1 to 0.5% by weight, B: 0.01 to 1.35% by weight, in each case
based on the total weight of the alloy and Al as balance.

US Pat. No. 9,388,732

SPRING BIASED SEALING METHOD FOR AN ACTUATING SHAFT

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A turbocharger with an actuator (73) located outside the turbocharger for actuating a device within a turbine housing, including a shaft (63) which is rotatably mounted in a bore extending through the turbine housing tor transmitting an actuating movement from the
actuating mechanism to the device, wherein at least one of said shaft and said bore is associated with an axially elongate
circumferential space having first and second axial ends, wherein at least two generally annular seal members (80) are located in said space, and wherein a mechanical spring means (30) is disposed between said at least two generally annular seal members (80) to spring-bias both seal members axially.

US Pat. No. 9,109,646

TRANSFER CASE WITH LEVER APPLIED SOLENOID CLUTCH ACTUATOR

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A transfer case comprising:
a clutch pack, wherein the clutch pack includes a first plurality of clutch plates rotatably coupled with an output member,
a second plurality of clutch plates interleaved with the first plurality of clutch plates and rotatably coupled with an input
member, and an apply plate;

a solenoid operably associated with the friction clutch pack, wherein the solenoid includes a coil and an armature;
at least one lever mechanism, wherein a first end of the at least one lever mechanism is stationary and a second end is attached
to and moves with the armature; and

wherein when the solenoid is deenergized there is an air gap between the armature and the coil and when the solenoid is energized
the armature moves toward the coil causing the first end of the lever component to engage the clutch pack.

US Pat. No. 9,488,096

ACTUATING FORCE TRANSMITTING DEVICE OF AN EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An actuating force transmitting device (10) of an exhaust-gas turbocharger (1), having
a regulating rod (12) which can be displaced by an actuator (11);

a guide piece (15) arranged on a free end region (14) of the regulating rod (12); and

a lever (16) which is fastened to a guide piece pin (19) of the guide piece (15),

wherein there is radial play (SR) between a lever bore (50) and the guide piece pin (19) which extends through the lever bore (50), there is axial play (SA) between the guide piece (15) and the lever (16), and there is a clamping spring (20; 20?; 20?) which preloads the lever (16) relative to the guide piece pin (19).

US Pat. No. 9,440,532

TRANSFER CASE LUBRICATION SYSTEM WITH DISENGAGABLE PUMP

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A lubrication system (300) for a transfer case (120, 200), comprising:
a shaft (302) having a lubricant inlet port (306) and a hollow bore (304) for transporting lubricant within the shaft (302);

a pump (310) having a pump housing (312) and one or more pumping elements (318) that are disposed in the pump housing (312);

a clutch assembly (330) having an engaged position in which rotational force from the shaft (302) is transferred to the one or more pumping elements (318) to cause operation of the pump (310), and a disengaged position in which rotational force from the shaft (302) is not transferred to the one or more pumping elements (318);

a biasing element (360) that is operable to apply a spring force to the clutch assembly (330); and

an actuator (370, 410) that is operable to apply a force to the clutch assembly (330) in opposition to the spring force applied by the biasing element (360), wherein the biasing element (360) and the actuator (370, 410) cooperate to cause the clutch assembly (330) to move between the engaged position and the disengaged position.

US Pat. No. 9,291,215

PISTON-CYLINDER ARRANGEMENT AND OPERATING DEVICE HAVING A PISTON-CYLINDER ARRANGEMENT

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A piston-cylinder arrangement for the operating device of a clutch, having a cylinder, a piston which is arranged in the
cylinder and can be displaced in the axial direction, and at least one locking element which is associated with the piston,
wherein the piston can be displaced from a first position into a second position, in which the locking element can be moved
from a released position into a locked position in which the piston is locked in the second position via the locking element
in a positively locking manner, wherein the piston can be displaced by means of a locking piston which in the released position
of the locking element is connected via the locking element to the piston in a positively locking manner in the axial direction
and in the second position of the piston, with displacement of the locking element from the released position into the locked
position relative to the piston, can be displaced in the axial direction from an initial position into a locked position.

US Pat. No. 9,181,856

EXHAUST DRIVEN AUXILIARY AIR PUMP AND PRODUCTS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product comprising an air intake side constructed and arranged to deliver air to a combustion engine, an exhaust side
constructed and arranged to expel combustion gases produced by the engine;
the air intake side comprises a first air conduit wherein the first air conduit is defined as a length of pipe from an air
intake to an intake manifold,

the exhaust side comprises a primary exhaust gas conduit wherein the primary exhaust conduit is defined as a length of pipe
from an exhaust manifold to an open end for discharging exhaust gas to the atmosphere,

a first turbocharger comprising a first turbine in fluid communication with the primary exhaust conduit and a first compressor
in fluid communication with the first air conduit,

a second exhaust conduit connected to the primary exhaust conduit at a first end and connected to the primary exhaust conduit
at a second end,

a second air conduit having an air-receiving end and a second end connected to the primary exhaust conduit, the second end
of the second air conduit connected to the primary exhaust conduit downstream from the first turbine,

an exhaust driven air pump comprising a second turbine in fluid communication with the second exhaust conduit and a second
compressor in fluid communication with the air receiving end of the second air conduit arranged upstream of an air intake
of the first compressor to compress the air in the second air conduit into the primary exhaust conduit.

US Pat. No. 9,109,658

SILENT CHAIN

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A silent chain comprising a plurality of links each having a pair of tooth parts which mesh with sprockets and a pair of
pin holes are arranged in a series of rows in a lengthwise direction with the links in each row stacked in a thickness direction,
the rows of links being linked so as to be able to pivot about one another by linking pins which are inserted into the in
holes, wherein:
guide links are provided for guiding the silent chain on the sprockets when the silent chain meshes with the sprockets, the
silent chain made up of alternate guide link rows and non-guide link rows with the guide links provided on the outermost ends
of each guide link row;

sliding plates are provided only in the guide link rows, the sliding plates have a pair of pin holes into which the linking
pins are inserted, and also have a back surface part which has a first back surface height that is greater than a second back
surface height of the links and comes into contact with a tensioner arm or chain guide; and the sliding plates do not have
tooth parts which mesh with the sprockets so that when the plurality of links pivot, the tooth parts of the plurality of links
in the non-guide link rows do not slide against the sliding plates, wherein the pin holes in the sliding plates are larger
than the pin holes in the plurality of links, and the pin holes in the sliding plates have a clearance fit with the linking
pins, wherein the pins do not rotate relative to the sliding plates in spite of the clearance fit.

US Pat. No. 9,086,011

DIRECTLY COMMUNICATED TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product comprising:
a cylinder head (12) having at least two cylinders (26), the at least two cylinders (26) each having a blowdown exhaust passage (34, 36) and a scavenge exhaust passage (40, 42, 44, 46), the blowdown exhaust passages (34, 36) converging toward each other and communicating with each other in the cylinder head (12), the cylinder head (12) also having at least one other passage; and

a turbocharger (16, 18) having an inlet passage (114) directly communicating with the converged blowdown exhaust passage (38) and directly receiving exhaust gas from the converged blowdown exhaust passage (38), the turbocharger (16, 18) also having at least one other passage directly communicating with the at least one other passage of the cylinder head (12) wherein the turbocharger (16, 18) includes a turbine (94), a compressor (96), and a housing (100), the inlet passage (114) being an inlet passage (114) of the turbine (94), the turbine (94) including a turbine wheel (95), the compressor (96) including a compressor wheel (97), the housing (100) being mounted directly to the cylinder head (12), the housing (100) covering a portion of the turbine wheel (95) with the other portion of the turbine wheel (95) being housed by a cavity (76) located in the cylinder head (12), and the housing (100) covering a portion of the compressor wheel (97) with the other portion of the compressor wheel (97) being housed by the cavity (76).

US Pat. No. 9,423,017

TRANSFER CASE AND HYDRAULIC CLUTCH FOR DRIVELINE WITH ACTIVE HYDRAULIC FLUID RESERVOIR REFILL

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A hydraulic clutch assembly for a motor vehicle driveline, the clutch assembly comprising:
a primary output shaft selectively coupled to an input sprocket by a clutch pack, a secondary output shaft coupled to an output
sprocket, the input sprocket coupled to the output sprocket by a chain;

the clutch pack including a first plurality disks and a second plurality of disks interleaved with the first plurality of
disks, the first plurality of the disks coupled to the primary output shaft and the second plurality of the disks coupled
to the input sprocket, the clutch further including a piston disposed between a cavity and the clutch pack;

a hydraulic fluid circuit in fluid communication with the cavity for delivering pressurized fluid to the cavity for biasing
the piston towards the clutch pack thereby compressing the clutch pack;

a lubricant fluid circuit in fluid communication with the chain and the clutch pack;
a screen in fluid communication with the hydraulic fluid circuit, the screen positioned to capture lubricant fluid released
from the chain and/or clutch pack for replenishing the hydraulic fluid circuit with lubricant fluid released from the chain
and/or clutch pack after said lubricant fluid passes through the screen, the lubricant fluid released from the chain and/or
clutch pack being sprayed and/or dripped directly onto the screen from the chain and/or clutch pack.

US Pat. No. 9,410,610

ECO MODE E-ASSIST

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product comprising a differential unit, an electrical machine interconnected with the differential unit, the differential
unit and the electrical machine lubricated by a fluid, and a reservoir defined above the electrical machine, the reservoir
receiving the fluid during operation of the differential unit and selectively storing and releasing the fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,279,460

ACCESSORY DRIVE WITH FRICTION CLUTCH AND ELECTRIC MOTOR

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A friction clutch assembly for a vehicle engine accessory, the accessory having a housing member with a cover member and
a solenoid portion, a pulley member attached to the cover member, an internal shaft member which is selectively rotatable
for operating the accessory, and a solenoid assembly positioned in the solenoid portion of the housing, said friction clutch
assembly comprising:
an armature member, said armature member made of a magnetic material and capable of axial movement relative to the internal
shaft member when energized by the solenoid assembly;

said armature member having spring retaining members;
a friction plate member positioned axially adjacent said armature member;
friction members positioned on opposite sides of said friction plate member;
coil spring members positioned on said spring retaining members and biasing said armature member in an axial direction away
from the pulley member;

wherein when said solenoid assembly is actuated, said armature member is pulled axially toward said solenoid member preventing
at least one of said friction members from contacting the cover member; and

wherein when said solenoid assembly is not activated, said coil spring members bias said armature member axially against said
friction plate member causing one of said friction members to contact said cover member and thereby causing rotation of said
internal shaft member and operating said accessory.

US Pat. No. 9,211,583

SLEEVED SPROCKET TEETH

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A method of manufacturing a gear comprising:
forming a cylindrical solid metal sleeve providing a gear teeth profile including a plurality of teeth;
placing said sleeve in a die;
inserting within said die a powder metal;
compressing said powder metal to form an inner body connected with said sleeve; and
sintering the powder metal.

US Pat. No. 9,366,322

TENSIONER AND SHOE THEREFOR

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product comprising:
a tensioner including a housing, a piston extending from the housing, and a shoe carried by the piston, the shoe having a
working surface which makes direct contact with a system chain during use of the tensioner, the shoe having a first side surface
and a second side surface located opposite the first side surface, the shoe having a recess receiving at least a portion of
the piston, the recess having an open end located in the first side surface, and the recess having a closed end opposite its
open end in a direction toward the second side surface and wherein the tensioner includes a plate carried by the piston, the
shoe is carried by the plate, the shoe has a hole receiving at least a portion of the plate, the hole has an open end located
in the first side surface, and the recess is open to the hole in a direction toward the working surface wherein the hole has
a second open end located in the second side surface.

US Pat. No. 9,366,334

LUBRICATION SYSTEM AND TRANSFER CASE INCORPORATING THE SAME

BORGWARNER INC., Auburn ...

1. A lubrication system (42) for use in a transfer case (16) of motor vehicle drivetrain (10), said lubrication system (42) comprising:
a housing (44) defining an inner chamber (56) and having a lower portion (58);

a partition (46) extending from said lower portion (58) of said housing (44) and disposed in said inner chamber (56) so as to define a reservoir chamber (66) for oil adjacent to said partition (46) and spaced from said inner chamber (56);

a first sprocket (48) rotatably supported in said inner chamber (56) and spaced from said reservoir chamber (66);

a second sprocket (50) rotatably supported in said inner chamber (56);

a pump assembly (52) having:

an oil pump (78),

a pickup (80) in fluid communication with said oil pump (78) and at least partially disposed in said reservoir chamber (66),

a spray bar (82) in fluid communication with said oil pump (78) for directing oil pumped (78) from said reservoir chamber (66) to a predetermined location within said inner chamber (56); and

an endless chain (54) connecting said first sprocket (48) to said second sprocket (50), said chain (54) being spaced from said partition (46) so as to generate a windage force for transferring oil from said inner chamber (56) to said reservoir chamber (66) in operation; and wherein said partition (46) extends to a terminal edge (74) disposed in said inner chamber (56) of said housing (44), said terminal edge (74) being spaced closer to said second sprocket (50) and said oil pump (78) than to said first sprocket (48).

US Pat. No. 9,423,045

METHOD FOR SOLENOID MOTOR VENTING WITH CONTAMINATION PROTECTION VIA A HYDRAULIC SLEEVE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An immersible solenoid valve comprising:
an electromagnetic motor including an armature slideably mounted within said electromagnetic motor providing movement in a
linear fashion;

a sealing member providing a generally flat sealing surface;
a valve member moved as a result of movement of said armature; and
a hydraulic body encompassing said valve member positioned adjacent said sealing member sealing surface, said hydraulic body
having an engagement surface engaged with said flat sealing surface of said sealing member, and wherein said engagement surface
has a spiral like undulated expansion artery connecting an interior of said hydraulic body with a peripheral exterior of said
solenoid valve, said expansion artery having lateral sealing surfaces having a width at least as great as a half the transverse
width of said expansion artery.

US Pat. No. 9,500,119

TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A turbocharger (1) for an internal combustion engine (2), comprising
a fresh air intake line in which the fresh air has a direction of flow,
an inflow distributor (21) having an inlet and an outlet, wherein said fresh air intake line introduces fresh air into said inflow distributor inlet,
said inflow distributor (21) forming a right angle in which the direction of flow of the fresh air is changed prior to reaching said outlet, wherein
in said inflow distributor (21) the flow of fresh air is directed around a guide cone (24) as it changes direction,

at least one low-pressure exhaust-gas recirculation line (3) which takes in exhaust gas from downstream of the turbine and opens out via an exhaust-gas outflow opening (22) into the inflow distributor (21) after the direction of flow of the fresh air from the intake line (10) has been changed;

a turbine (4) driven by exhaust gas from said engine (2), and

a compressor (5)

which is drive-connected to the turbine (4) and

which has a compressor wheel (6) which is arranged in a compressor housing (7), into which compressor housing the inflow distributor (21) discharges via a compressor inlet (11), and

wherein an impact plate (23) is provided downstream of the inflow distributor (21), perpendicular to the flow direction (R) of the exhaust gases, and close enough to the outflow opening (22) to impart a radial distribution and mixing of the low-pressure exhaust gas into the stream of the fresh air upstream of
the compressor inlet.

US Pat. No. 9,222,585

VALVE CONTROL DEVICE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A valve control device (1)
having a housing (2) which has a vacuum chamber (3) and an atmospheric pressure chamber (4) which are separated from one another in a gas-tight manner by a spring-loaded diaphragm (5) having first and second opposing surfaces, the first surface in fluid contact with the vacuum chamber (3) and the second surface in fluid contact with the atmospheric pressure chamber (4);

having a one-piece diaphragm plate (8) arranged to contact the first (7) and second surfaces of the diaphragm (5); and

having a regulating rod (6) which, in the region of a regulating rod head (6A), is operatively connected to the diaphragm (5), wherein

the diaphragm plate (8) is formed as a plastic injection-molded part,

the regulating rod head (6A) is connected to the diaphragm plate (8) by being non-releasingly encapsulated by the diaphragm plate by injection molding of the plastic material of the diaphragm
plate,

the diaphragm plate is provided with a groove (23) in the vicinity of the regulating rod,

the diaphragm (5) is provided with a fixing section (22) comprising a passage opening (21) adapted for resilient sealing engagement in the groove (23), and

the diaphragm (5) is resiliently sealed in the groove (23) as the first (7) and second surfaces of the diaphragm (5) contact the one-piece diaphragm plate.

US Pat. No. 9,482,239

DIE-CAST DIFFUSER FOR A TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An exhaust-gas turbocharger (1) having
a turbine (2), and

a compressor (3) which has a metal compressor housing (10) having an inlet, said compressor housing (10) being fastened to a bearing housing (4) and having a compressor spiral (13) having an inner wall (15) on the compressor inlet side and a diffuser wall (14) on the bearing housing side,
wherein
the compressor housing (10) is formed as a pressure-die-cast housing,

the bearing-housing-side diffuser wall (14) is formed as a separate component connected to the compressor housing (10) and which has an internal rounding (16) in a transition region transitioning to the inner wall (15) of the compressor housing spiral (13),

the bearing-housing-side diffuser wall (14) is a plastic injection-molded part, and

the plastic injection-molded part has a side facing the bearing housing, wherein the side facing the bearing housing is completely
backed by a metal wall (18, 18a) which is a structural component of the compressor housing or a structural component of the bearing housing.

US Pat. No. 9,593,725

SELF-ADJUSTING CLUTCH REACTION PLATE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. In an automatic adjustment mechanism (20) for axially changing a positional relationship between a clutch pack (14) including an array of interposed members having facing surfaces and a clutch actuation mechanism, wherein the automatic
adjustment mechanism (20) decreases an axial dimension between adjacent members of the array to compensate for wear of the facing surfaces that occurs
when repeatedly engaged and disengaged under a clutch apply load within a self-adjusting clutch (10), the clutch (10) for transmitting power using frictionally engaging members of the clutch pack (14) for securing and releasing driving continuity between a driving shaft (44) and a driven shaft (46), wherein the driving shaft (44) and driven shaft (46) are rotatable about a common axis and support the array of interposed members having facing surfaces spaced along the common
axis and co-axial with the driving and driven shafts (44, 46), where some members of the array are constrained to rotate with one of the driving and driven shafts (44, 46) and other members of the array are constrained to rotate with the other of the driving and driven shafts (44, 46) while being movable along the common axis, the clutch actuation mechanism for moving the members toward one another for
mutual engagement of the facing surfaces of the members when the clutch (10) is engaged, the improvement comprising:
a reaction plate (12) normally biased toward the clutch pack (14); and

a plurality of pawls (24) supported for rotation by the reaction plate (12) for acting against a ring member (36) located coaxial with the common axis and radially adjacent to the reaction plate (12), the plurality of pawls (24) normally biased toward a locking position against the ring member (36) to prevent axial movement of the reaction plate (12) along the common axis in a direction of the clutch apply load, while being movable into a released position with respect
to the ring member (36) to allow axial movement of the reaction plate (12) along the common axis in a direction opposite from the clutch apply load in response to removal of the clutch apply load
to compensate for any axial dimension wear of the array of interposed members located within the clutch pack (14), thereby providing automatic adjustment of the length of the clutch pack (14) along the common axis.

US Pat. No. 9,261,189

GEAR SHIFT INTERLOCK

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A gearshift interlock comprising:
a first shift block operatively associated with at least one first synchronized gear, the first shift block being movable
between neutral and actuated positions, the first shift block having a detent;

a second shift block operatively associated with at least one second synchronized gear, the second shift block being movable
between neutral and actuated positions, the second shift block having a detent;

a lockout member, wherein the lockout member is a ceramic spherical ball, wherein movement of the first shift block from its
neutral position toward its actuated position causes the first shift block to urge the lockout member to engage the detent
of the second shift block to prevent movement of the second shift block to its actuated position, and wherein movement of
the second shift block from its neutral position toward its actuated position causes the second shift block to urge the lockout
member to engage the detent of the first shift block to prevent movement of the first shift block to its actuated position;
wherein at least an outer surface of the lockout member has a hardness within a predetermined range, wherein at least one
of the first and second shift blocks is formed from an aluminum alloy, and wherein each of the first and second shift blocks
is hardened so as to impart a hardness within the predetermined range to at least a portion of the shift block, wherein each
of the first and second shift blocks is hardened selectively along only a portion of the block which engages the lockout member,
and wherein at least one of the first and second blocks is hardened by work hardening.

US Pat. No. 9,518,476

EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An exhaust-gas turbocharger (1) having
a turbine (2), which has

a turbine wheel (3) surrounded by an intake duct (4), a VTG cartridge (5), which has

a washer (6) and a vane bearing ring (7), which delimit the intake duct (4), and

a plurality of vanes (8), which are arranged in the intake duct (4) and are mounted in the vane bearing ring (7) by way of rotatable vane shafts (9), which are connected to vane levers (10), the lever heads (11) of which engage into associated grooves (12) in a unison ring (13), which surrounds the vane bearing ring (7) on the outside; and

a radial bearing between the unison ring (13) and the vane bearing ring (7), wherein

the vane levers (10) for forming the radial bearing are in the form of cam levers, the lever heads (11) of which are supported in the grooves (12).

US Pat. No. 9,377,087

CHAIN DRIVE TENSIONER SPRING FORCE CONTROL MECHANISM

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

6. A tensioner for an active tensioner system for tensioning a chain having a chain span or a belt, comprising:
a housing having a cylindrical bore with a first portion and a second portion, the first portion having a diameter smaller
than a diameter of the second portion;

a piston comprising a body;
a hollow moveable sleeve comprising a hollow body having an interior with an inner diameter, having a first portion received
by the cylindrical bore of the housing and a second portion, a flange at an end of the second portion, the flange having a
top surface and a bottom surface, and an outer circumferential flange between the first portion and the second portion received
by the cylindrical bore the of the housing having a top surface and a bottom surface;

the piston and the hollow moveable sleeve being coaxially arranged within the cylindrical bore of the housing, such that the
piston is received within the bore of the hollow moveable sleeve;

a piston spring for biasing the piston outwards from the sleeve, having a first end contacting an end of the piston and a
second end contacting the top surface of the flange of the moveable sleeve;

a bias spring received within the bore of the housing and the hollow interior of the moveable sleeve, for biasing the sleeve
outwards from the housing, with a first end in contact with the bottom surface of the inner flange of the sleeve and a second
end;

a pressure chamber formed by the piston, and the bore of the housing, having a first fluid input;
a first hydraulic chamber formed by the cylindrical bore of the housing and the top surface of the outer circumferential flange
of the moveable sleeve in fluid communication with a supply;

a second hydraulic chamber formed by the cylindrical bore of the housing and the bottom surface of the outer circumferential
flange of the moveable sleeve in fluid communication with a supply;

a control valve having an output coupled to the first and second hydraulic chambers and input coupled to the supply;
an actuator actuating the control valve controlled by a set point and a moveable sleeve position feedback;
wherein the actuator moves the control valve to route fluid from supply to the first hydraulic chamber or the second hydraulic
chamber to move the movable sleeve to vary an outward force on the piston through the piston spring.

US Pat. No. 9,168,821

REGENERATIVE ENERGY SYSTEM

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A regenerative energy storage system comprising:
an engine with an exhaust system conveying exhaust gases from the engine;
a drive wheel with a rotatable axle connected to the drive wheel to rotate therewith;
one of a compressor or a pump providing an input energy when rotated by the rotatable axle;
a storage canister receiving and storing the input energy;
a motor that rotates in reaction to selective delivery of the input energy from the storage canister to the motor, the motor
selectively rotating the rotatable axle;

the rotatable axle adapted to rotate to rotate the compressor or pump, the rotatable axle adapted to rotate when rotated by
the motor; and

the exhaust system surrounding at least a part of the storage canister, wherein the exhaust system heats the storage canister
increasing stored energy therein.

US Pat. No. 9,410,609

PASSIVELY FED BYPASS FILTER FOR SPLASH LUBRICATION

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An apparatus for containing lubricated mechanical components comprising:
a housing having an inside surface, an outside surface and an interior;
a vessel having an open top and an outlet opening, the vessel located proximate the inside surface of the housing, the open
top providing communication between an interior of the vessel and the interior of the housing;

a filter secured to the vessel, the filter providing communication between the interior of the vessel and the interior of
the housing;

a predetermined amount of lubrication fluid disposed within the interior of the housing; and
a static oil level defined by the predetermined amount of lubrication fluid in an initial condition state,
wherein the vessel is located on the inside surface of the housing such that the outlet opening of the vessel is positioned
above the static oil level, lubrication fluid flows along the inside surface of the housing into the vessel through the open
top, lubrication flows through the filter, and lubrication fluid further flows out of the vessel into the interior of the
housing by the force of gravity through the outlet opening.

US Pat. No. 9,401,585

CORONA IGNITION DEVICE

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A corona ignition device for igniting fuel in an internal combustion engine by means of a corona discharge, the corona
ignition device comprising:
a central electrode;
an insulator surrounding the central electrode;
a housing holding the insulator;
a coil body onto which a coil made of a wire is wound, the coil being connected to the central electrode, the coil body having
a recess with an opening located in a side wall of the recess; and

a contact element located in the recess and contacting the wire, the contact element having a slot extending in the longitudinal
direction of the coil body, wherein the wire passes through the opening in the side wall of the recess and is held in the
slot of the contact element.

US Pat. No. 9,553,427

CORONA IGNITION DEVICE

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A corona ignition device for igniting fuel in an internal combustion engine by means of a corona discharge, comprising:
a central electrode;
an insulator from which the central electrode protrudes;
a housing which is closed at one end by the insulator, a bobbin onto which a coil is wound which is electrically connected
to the central electrode;

a shield cap enclosed by the housing, an end portion of the bobbin being inserted into the shield cap, said end portion facing
the insulator; and

wherein a portion of the central electrode protrudes through a bottom of the shield cap and wherein the shield cap is an electrical
conductor and is at least partially formed from metal.

US Pat. No. 9,120,479

ELECTRICAL AXLE

BorgWarner TorqTransfer S...

1. An electrical axle for a four wheeled road vehicle, comprising
an electrical propulsion motor arranged coaxially on said axle,
a first planetary gear connected to said electrical propulsion motor and to a first side of said axle, and a second planetary
gear connected to said electrical propulsion motor and to a second side of said axle, said first and second planetary gears
forming a differential mechanism, and

a torque vectoring unit comprising an electrical motor arranged coaxially on said axle for providing a change in torque distribution
between said first side and said second side of said axle, wherein

said electrical motor of said torque vectoring unit is connected to the first and second planetary gears, and
wherein said torque vectoring unit is driven solely by said electric motor to provide torque vectoring to both the first side
of said axle and the second side of said axle.

US Pat. No. 9,329,604

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE TEMPERATURE OF A GLOW PLUG

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A method for closed-loop control of the surface temperature of a glow plug, which is heated by a pulse-width modulation
method, to a target value of the surface temperature, comprising:
measuring a heating current flowing through a heating resistor of the glow plug and a voltage applied to the glow plug; and
using a calculation rule which assigns a value of the surface temperature to a value pair formed of a value of the heating
current and a value of the voltage,

wherein
the calculation rule contains a correction term, which takes into account the influence of a changing temperature of a current
conducting component of the glow plug, contained in the glow plug and connected to the heating resistor, on the relationship
between the heating current measured at a given voltage and the surface temperature of the glow plug.

US Pat. No. 10,082,145

COMPRESSOR WHEEL WITH BALANCE CORRECTION AND POSITIVE PILOTING

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A turbocharger, comprising:a turbine wheel (232);
a shaft (211) attached to the turbine wheel (10) and including a spherical pilot land (250);
a compressor wheel (232) disposed on the shaft (211) opposite the turbine wheel (10), wherein the compressor wheel (232) includes an axial bore (237) sized to provide an interference press fit between the pilot land (250) and axial bore (237);
a pilot insert (256) positioned on the shaft adjacent a nose end (236) of the compressor wheel (232); and
a clamping washer (254) circumscribing the shaft (211) and located adjacent the pilot insert (256).

US Pat. No. 9,500,199

EXHAUST TURBOCHARGER OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An exhaust turbocharger of an internal combustion engine
having a compressor and
having a turbine which comprises a turbine housing
the turbine housing comprising an evaporator to which heat deriving from the exhaust gases of the internal combustion engine
can be admitted for the evaporation of a working fluid,

the evaporator being flow-connected to a line arrangement in which a steam turbine and downstream of that a condenser are
arranged, viewed in the direction of flow of the working fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,485,809

HEATING ROD

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A heating rod, comprising:
a housing made of metal;
a ceramic heating element disposed in the housing; and
a contact plate, the front of which is seated against and electrically contacts the heating element, the contact plate protruding
from the housing;

wherein the contact plate is an aluminum sheet having an anodized back.

US Pat. No. 9,518,589

VANE PACK ASSEMBLY FOR VTG TURBOCHARGERS

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A vane pack (100) for a variable geometry turbocharger comprising:
an upper vane ring (26) and a lower vane ring (28);

a plurality of vanes (60) operatively positioned between the upper and lower vane rings (26, 28), each vane (60) having opposing cheek surfaces (65) with a vane post (68) protruding from one of the cheek surfaces (65), a bore (70) extending through each vane (60);

a plurality of fasteners (72) having a head (90) at one end, each fastener (72) extending through the upper and lower vane rings (26, 28) and the bore (70) of a respective one of the vanes (60); and

a plurality of spacers (74) for maintaining a minimum distance between the upper and lower vane rings (26, 28), each spacer (74) being received in the bore (70) of a respective one of the vanes (60),

the vanes (60) being pivotable about the vane post (68) or the fastener (72), whereby the spacers (74) are not located within the flow path between the upper and lower vane rings (26, 28).

US Pat. No. 9,217,331

IMPELLER BALANCING USING ADDITIVE PROCESS

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A method of balancing a rotor assembly wherein the rotor assembly includes a compressor wheel that is rotatably driven,
the method comprising:
forming the compressor wheel as part of the rotor assembly, the compressor wheel formed to have a hub supporting a plurality
of vanes disposed around the hub and a back wall extending from the hub wherein the back wall has an outer peripheral surface,
and a nose extending from the hub;

determining a correction mass to add to the rotor assembly to balance the rotor assembly; and
adding the correction mass to the compressor wheel through at least one of:
(a) forming the correction mass as a series of beads on the hub, wherein the plurality of vanes has a profile and further
comprising forming the series of beads in a row that matches the profile; or

(b) forming scallops in the outer peripheral surface and wherein the step of adding the correction mass to the compressor
wheel comprises adding the correction mass in one or more of the scallops.

US Pat. No. 9,097,264

TURBINE END HEATSINK

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product for use with a turbocharging system comprising: a bearing housing configured to house a bearing, the bearing
housing having a flange; a shaft extending through the bearing; a turbine wheel connected to one end of the shaft; a turbine
housing disposed around the turbine wheel and including an annular wall adapted to mate with the flange; and a cooling plate
disposed around and spaced apart from the bearing housing, the cooling plate connected to the turbine housing to transfer
heat from the turbine housing and away from the bearing housing.

US Pat. No. 9,551,286

TURBOCHARGER BOOST CONTROL USING EXHAUST PRESSURE ESTIMATED FROM ENGINE CYLINDER PRESSURE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A method comprising:
sensing pressure within an engine cylinder;
estimating exhaust pressure based on the sensed pressure within the engine cylinder; and
controlling turbocharger boost pressure based on the estimated exhaust pressure;
wherein the exhaust pressure is formulaically estimated using the following equation:
Pexhaust=f(Pcyl_max, Pcyl(?), ?)

where:
Pexhaust=exhaust manifold pressure;

Pcyl=cylinder pressure before combustion, after compression;

Pcyl_max=maximum cylinder pressure over the current combustion cycle;

?=exhaust valve opening angle;
Pcyl(?)=cylinder pressure when the engine is in the position where the exhaust valves are open; and

?=engine revolutions per minute.

US Pat. No. 9,500,081

TURBINE WHEEL AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A turbine wheel blank (2) for machining to form a turbine wheel, the turbine wheel blank (2) having:
a turbine wheel back (3); and

a cup-shaped weld peg (Z) which is arranged on the turbine wheel back (3), the cup-shaped weld peg having

a cylindrical outer surface having an outer diameter,
an axial end face for mating to an axial end face of a shaft,
a smooth-walled cylindrical axial recess, and
a transition region (5) of radially reduced outer diameter provided between the turbine wheel back (3) and the cylindrical outer surface and forming an undercut (4).

US Pat. No. 9,103,002

FATIGUE RESISTANT CAST TITANIUM ALLOY ARTICLES

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product comprising:
a heat treated and rapidly quenched compressor wheel for a vehicle turbocharger comprising a hub, a base, and a plurality
of aerodynamically contoured blades, the compressor wheel having a nominal composition of about 5.5 to 6.63 mass percent aluminum,
about 3.5 to 4.5 mass percent vanadium, about 1.0 to about 2.5 mass percent chromium, maximum of 0.50 mass percent iron, about
0.06 to about 0.12 mass percent silicon, at least 80 mass percent titanium, impurities of up to about 0.08 mass percent carbon,
up to about 0.08 mass percent manganese, up to about 0.04 mass percent nitrogen, and up to about 0.013 mass percent hydrogen;
and

wherein the compressor wheel has a microstructure comprising a bi-lamellar distribution of primary ? platelets and secondary
? platelets in a ? lamellae matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,068,666

ELECTRONIC COOLANT VALVE WITH INTEGRAL ACTUATOR MECHANISM

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A valve mechanism comprises:
(a) a manifold;
(b) a plurality of coolant valves positioned in said manifold;
(c) each of said coolant valves comprising:
(i) a housing member;
(ii) a valve member having a head member and a stem member, said stem member positioned in said housing member and having
threads thereon;

(iii) an electric motor;
(iv) a planetary roller mechanism positioned in said housing member, said planetary roller mechanism having a roller housing
member and a plurality of threaded roller members rotatably positioned in said roller housing member;

(v) wherein activation of said motor causes said rotor rotates said roller housing member and said roller members to rotate,
which in turn cause said valve member to translate in an axial direction relative to said housing member.

US Pat. No. 9,517,691

TWO MOTOR E-ASSIST AWD

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product comprising an engine, a transmission driven by the engine, an axle assembly driven by the engine through the
transmission, an electrical machine connected to the axle assembly, the electrical machine selectively driving the axle assembly
and selectively drivable by the engine through the transmission and the axle assembly, and a power transfer unit engaged between
the electrical machine and the axle assembly, wherein the power transfer unit has a disconnect device disposed between the
axle assembly and the electrical machine selectively engaging the electrical machine with the transmission through the axle
assembly and the power transfer unit.

US Pat. No. 9,505,298

HIGH SPEED TRACTION MOTOR FOR A VEHICLE ALSO HAVING AN AUXILIARY OPEN BRAYTON CYCLE POWER ASSIST AND RANGE EXTENDER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A vehicle drive system (1) for driving a wheel (100) of a vehicle, the system (1) comprising:
an electric drive portion (2) including as high-speed electric motor (12) including a shaft (14) for driving the wheel (100);

a gas turbine drive portion (4) including a gas turbine assembly (28) comprising a turbine wheel (30) mounted on the shaft (14), a burner (70) for providing a stream of gas for driving the turbine wheel (30) and including an inlet for receiving compressed air, a compressor wheel (50) mounted on the shaft (14) and having an outlet for supplying compressed air to the burner (70), and a recuperator (80) disposed in the fluid path between the outlet of the compressor (50) and the inlet of the burner (70), the recuperator (80) configured to scavenge heat from the exhaust gas that is discharged from the turbine (30) to heat the compressed air being supplied to the burner (70), the gas turbine assembly (28) being directly coupled to the shaft (14) for driving the wheel (100) independent of the electric motor (12), wherein the gas turbine drive portion is operatively coupled in tandem with the electric drive portion (2) to assist the electric drive portion (2); and

a gear train unit (90) operatively coupled between the shaft (14) and the wheel (100) of the vehicle for transmitting power from one of the electric motor (12) or gas turbine assembly (28) or both to the wheel (100); and

a controller (66) connected to the electric motor (12) and the gas turbine assembly (28), the controller (66) configured to control the electric motor (12) and the gas turbine assembly (28) to provide power to the wheel (100) in

a first mode, in which the electric motor (12) is operated during normal driving operation and the gas turbine assembly (28) is not operated;

a second mode, in which higher power is required, and in which the electric motor (12) is operated to propel the vehicle and the gas turbine assembly (28) is operated to provide propulsion power in addition to that provided by the electric motor (12); and

a third mode, in which the gas turbine assembly (28) propels the vehicle and the electric motor (12) does not contribute to vehicle propulsion but operates as a generator to charge a battery.

US Pat. No. 9,365,207

TORQUE VECTORING DEVICE WITH PLANETARY GEAR SET FOR CONNECTION TO BALANCING SHAFT

BorgWarner TorqTransfer S...

1. A device for torque vectoring in a wheeled vehicle, comprising:
a differential mechanism comprising a differential arranged on an axle having a first drive shaft and a second drive shaft,
an electrical power source connected to an electrical motor, said electrical motor being connectable to said axle for torque
vectoring between said first drive shaft and said second drive shaft, wherein said electrical motor is connected to said first
drive shaft and said second drive shaft by means of a planetary gear set, and

control means connected to said power source and configured to receive a plurality of variables representing the current vehicle
state and to determine drive currents being dependent on said variables,

wherein said drive currents are supplied to said electrical motor from said power source for introducing a torque increase
to either one of said first or second drive shafts and a corresponding torque decrease to the other one of said first or second
drive shafts;

wherein said electrical power source comprises an accumulator, and wherein said control means comprises:
a vehicle communication network configured to collect the plurality of variables,
a controller configured to receive said variables and calculate one or more control signals, and
a power electronics unit configured to receive said one or more control signals and to control the energy flow between the
accumulator and the electrical motor by supplying said drive currents via the accumulator; and

wherein said controller is controlling an electrical motor control functionality by executing a plurality of control programs,
wherein at least some of the control programs are executed in parallel to each other,

each control program being designed to control a respective aspect of driving dynamics of the vehicle by calculating torque
requests to said electrical motor, as represented by said one or more control signals to the power electronics unit, based
on said plurality of variables representing the current vehicle state.

US Pat. No. 9,562,537

EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An exhaust-gas turbocharger (1) having
a turbine (2) which is provided with a variable turbine geometry and/or with a wastegate; and

an actuator (6) which is connected to the variable turbine geometry and/or to the wastegate by means of a coupling rod (9) composed of plastic, wherein the coupling rod (9) is connected, at its end regions, by means of a first eyelet (8) at one end to a pin (7) of the actuator (6) and by means of a second eyelet (12) at the other end to a pin (11) of an adjusting lever (10) of the variable turbine geometry and/or of the wastegate,

wherein
the eyelets (8, 12) of the coupling rod (9) are provided with in each case one metal sleeve (13 and 14 respectively).

US Pat. No. 9,518,479

TURBINE HOUSING OF AN EXHAUST TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product comprising turbine housing of an exhaust turbocharger comprising an inlet, which is adjoined by a spiral; an
outlet; and a coolant arrangement; wherein the coolant arrangement has a plurality of coolant ducts, which at least substantially
branch off from an inlet duct section and open into an outlet duct section.

US Pat. No. 9,518,553

IGNITION DEVICE FOR SPARK IGNITION ENGINES

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. An ignition device for an Otto engine, comprising:
an ignition coil;
a printed circuit board, which carries a control circuit comprising a power transistor;
a plastic housing in which the ignition coil and the printed circuit board are arranged; and
a thermal dissipation element, which protrudes through a wall of the plastic housing;
wherein the printed circuit board carries a cooling body plugged together with the thermal dissipation element to form a thermal
bridge, which dissipates thermal losses of the control circuit from the plastic housing;

wherein the thermal dissipation element comprises a connector that connects the thermal dissipation element to an engine block;
and

wherein the thermal dissipation element comprises a bushing spaced away from and connected to the circuit board via a strip
that is plugged to the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,429,133

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING AN ION CURRENT BETWEEN ELECTRODES OF A SPARK PLUG

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A method for generating an ion current between a central electrode and one or more side electrodes of a spark plug of a
spark ignition engine having a plurality of spark plugs and which is supplied repeatedly with an ignition voltage from an
ignition voltage source, the method comprising:
assigning an engine control unit (ECU) to the spark ignition engine;
determining with the ECU in an engine cycle for each of the spark plugs a target ignition point and/or an activation point
for the ignition voltage source before the target ignition point;

providing a second voltage source;
delivering with the second voltage source a second voltage to generate the ion current; and
connecting the second voltage source to the electrodes of the spark plugs for a first time interval ?t1, which is shorter than the duration of the engine cycle;

wherein the ion current flowing as a result of the application of the second voltage to the electrodes of the spark plug follows
a path which avoids the ignition voltage source.

US Pat. No. 9,097,263

INLET DESIGN FOR A PUMP ASSEMBLY

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

12. A product comprising:
an air pump assembly comprising:
an impeller having a plurality of vanes, a first axial face, and a second axial face, the plurality of vanes having a circumferential
periphery;

a motor connected to the impeller to rotate the impeller during use of the air pump assembly;
a housing surrounding the impeller, the housing forming at least part of a first primary passage, the first primary passage
being open to the plurality of vanes at the first axial face, the housing forming at least part of a second primary passage,
the second primary passage being open to the plurality of vanes at the second axial face, the housing having an inlet passage
communicating with the first and second primary passages, the inlet passage having a longitudinal axis arranged generally
axially with respect to the impeller and wherein the inlet passage is offset from a center of rotation of the impeller; and

a diverter located at least partially within the inlet passage or the housing comprising a second diverter and surface confronting
the axial face of the impeller and a first diverter and surface confronting the circumferential periphery of the impeller,
wherein the circumferential width of the first diverter and the second diverter is approximately equal to the diameter of
the inlet passage.

US Pat. No. 9,068,473

SPRING CLIP METHOD FOR ANTI-ROTATION AND THRUST CONSTRAINT OF A ROLLING ELEMENT BEARING CARTRIDGE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A turbocharger including:
a shaft having a compressor end and a turbine end;
a bearing housing (3) including a bearing housing bore and having a compressor side and a turbine side;

a rolling element bearing (REB) cartridge supported in said bearing housing bore, the REB cartridge comprising at least one
inner race (65, 65C, 65T), at least one outer race (64), and a series of rolling elements, each rolling element in contact with an inner race and an outer race, wherein the REB
cartridge has a center axis, a compressor end, and a turbine end, and wherein a circumferential groove (94) is formed in the outer circumference of the REB cartridge (64), perpendicular to the center axis, and near the compressor end or turbine end of the REB cartridge;

a bearing housing closure plate (6) mounted to the compressor side of the bearing housing; and

a snap ring,
wherein the REB cartridge is located in the bearing housing bore,
wherein the shaft is rotationally supported by the REB cartridge,
wherein the snap ring is seated partially in the groove (94) in the REB cartridge and is axially constrained between the bearing housing (3) and the bearing housing closure plate (6), thereby axially locating the REB cartridge, and

wherein the snap ring has at least one first anti-rotation feature in engagement with a cooperating anti-rotation feature
in the groove (94) and at least one second anti-rotation feature in engagement with a cooperating anti-rotation feature in at least one of
the bearing housing (3) and the bearing housing closure plate (6), such that the snap ring prevents rotation of the outer race.

US Pat. No. 9,051,844

HEAT RESISTANT SUPER ALLOY AND ITS USE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A method of manufacturing a turbine wheel for a turbocharger, the method comprising:
providing a nickel-based alloy having 0.01-0.2 percent in weight of carbon, 8-10 percent in weight chromium, 4-6 percent in
weight aluminum, 2-4 percent in weight titanium, 1.5-2.8 percent in weight molybdenum, 10-13.5 percent in weight tungsten,
1.5-2.5 percent in weight niobium, less than or equal to 0.04 percent in weight boron, less than or equal to 0.15 percent
in weight zircon, between 0.3 to 0.6 percent in weight the hafnium, and optionally lanthanum, provided that the total hafnium
and lanthanum is less than or equal to 1.5 percent in weight;

casting the nickel-based alloy to form a geometry of the turbine wheel;
performing high temperature isostatic pressing on the turbine wheel; and
forming an aluminum oxide layer along a surface of the turbine wheel.

US Pat. No. 9,044,833

ROTOR SHAFT OF A TURBOMACHINE AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A ROTOR OF A TURBOMACHINE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A method for producing a balanced rotor (1) of an exhaust gas turbocharger, comprising:
connecting a rotor shaft (4) to a rotor wheel (2) via an intermediate piece (5), wherein the rotor shaft has a largest diameter (D4C), the rotor wheel (2) has a wheel back (3), the intermediate piece (5) is affixed to the wheel back (3) of the rotor wheel (2), and the intermediate piece (5) is provided with a disk-shaped balancing plate (5A) with an outside diameter (DA) which is larger than the largest diameter (D4C) of the rotor shaft (4); and

balancing of the rotor (1) by removal of balance material from the disk-shaped balancing plate (5A).

US Pat. No. 9,581,044

ROLLING ELEMENT BEARING CARTRIDGE WITH AXIAL THRUST DAMPING AND ANTI-ROTATION ASSEMBLIES

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A turbocharger including: a shaft having a compressor end and a turbine end;
a bearing housing (3) including a bearing bore and having a compressor side and a turbine side;

a rolling element bearing (REB) cartridge supported in said bearing bore, the REB cartridge comprising at least one inner
race (65), at least one outer race (64), and a series of rolling elements, each rolling element in contact with a track in an inner race and a track in an outer
race, and an outer sleeve in frictional contact with the outer race (64); and

a damping ring (91) seated on said outer race or outer sleeve, axially fixed, with axial faces in such proximity to adjacent axial faces of
structures enclosing the damping ring such that provision of oil between said axial faces constrains the REB cartridge axially
and dampens axial movement.

US Pat. No. 9,488,133

EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An exhaust-gas turbocharger (1) comprising:
a compressor (2);

a turbine (5) having a turbine wheel (6) and a turbine housing with a spiral arrangement (9) surrounding the turbine wheel (6) at its circumference and designed to deliver exhaust-gas flow to the turbine wheel over a radial flow region (11) and a semi-axial flow region (12); and

a guide grate (10) for selectively influencing the supply of exhaust gas to the turbine wheel (6), wherein the guide grate (10) has

a guide ring (13) having a multiplicity of guide blades (15) which delimit flow slots (16), which is axially movable in the charger axial direction (L) and can be positioned in the radial flow region (11), and

a closure sleeve (14) of substantially cylindrical design, which in its closed position blocks flow to the semi-axial flow region (12), which is axially movable in the charger axial direction (L) and into and out of the semi-axial flow region,

wherein said guide grate (10) can be configured into at least:

a high-flow configuration with the guide ring (13) and the closure sleeve (14) retracted into the turbine housing such that the radial flow region (11) and the semi-axial flow region (12) of the turbine wheel (6) are opened,

a low-flow configuration with the guide ring (13) covering the semi-axial flow region (12) of the turbine wheel (6) and the closure sleeve (14) covering and blocking flow to the semi-axial flow region (11).

US Pat. No. 9,482,286

FAIL-SAFE DRY FRICTION CLUTCH FOR A VEHICLE ACCESSORY

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A friction clutch assembly for a vehicle engine accessory, said friction clutch assembly comprising:
a solenoid assembly that is configured to produce a magnetic field;
an armature that is configured to move along an axis in response to application of the magnetic field generated by the solenoid
assembly, the armature being movable between a first armature position and a second armature position;

a rotary housing that is coupled to the armature for rotation about the axis;
a friction plate that is movable along said axis between a first friction plate position and a second friction plate position;
a return spring biasing said friction plate along said axis toward said first friction plate position; and
a plurality of biasing members biasing said armature along said axis toward said second armature position;
wherein when said armature is in said first armature position, said friction plate is coupled for rotation with said armature
and said rotary housing and wherein when said armature is in said second armature position, said friction plate is not coupled
for rotation with said armature or said rotary housing.

US Pat. No. 9,470,146

SHAFT ASSEMBLY OF AN EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

4. A shaft assembly (1A) of an exhaust-gas turbocharger (1) having
a shaft (5) having a first end and a second end, and at least one diameter,

a turbine wheel (2) connected to the first end of the shaft (5) to form a rotor,

a compressor wheel (12) having a hub, a shaft nut end and a sealing sleeve end, the compressor wheel (12) connected to the second end of the shaft (5),

a sealing sleeve (14) located on the shaft (5) on a side of the compressor wheel (12) which faces toward the turbine wheel (2),

a shaft nut (15) screwed by means of an internal thread (17) onto a free end region (16) of the second end of the shaft (5) to fix the compressor wheel (12) by contact at a plane of the shaft nut end of the compressor wheel hub (40),

wherein the shaft nut (15), in a portion (19) adjacent to the compressor wheel (12), has a shaft nut bore (18) extending from the internal thread (17) to the compressor wheel, and wherein the shaft nut bore (18) of the shaft nut (15) has an inner diameter (D2) greater than

(a) an internal thread diameter (D1) of the shaft nut (15) and

(b) a shaft outer diameter of the shaft (5) inside the shaft nut bore (18),

whereby securing of the shaft nut (15) to shaft (5) forms a free annular space between the shaft nut (15) and the shaft (5) from the start of the compressor wheel hub (40) to the shaft nut internal thread (17),

and
wherein the sealing sleeve (14) has a sleeve housing (25) with two ends faces and a sleeve bore (26) which has two end regions (27, 28) whose inner diameters (D6, D7) are greater than an inner diameter (D8) of a central region (29), the central region (29) being arranged between the end regions (27, 28), the inner diameters (D6, D7) forming a free annular space between a non-waisted portion of the shaft outer diameter and the sealing sleeve inner diameters
in the two end regions (27, 28) of the sealing sleeve (14), whereby the sealing sleeve (14) is enabled to tilt about its center of gravity and to rest evenly on said two end faces upon tightening of the compressor
nut.

US Pat. No. 9,267,579

CHAIN OR BELT TENSIONER WITH A RATCHET THAT DEACTIVATES

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A tensioner for use with a chain or a belt comprising:
a housing comprising a piston bore, a spool piston bore in fluid communication with the piston bore, and a housing shoulder
between the piston bore and the spool piston bore;

a piston having a plurality of grooves formed along at least a portion of an outer circumference of the piston, the piston
being slidably received within the piston bore and forming a first pressure chamber within the piston bore;

a piston spring biasing the piston in an outward direction from the housing; and
a spool piston slidably received by the spool piston bore, biased in a first direction within the spool piston bore by a spool
piston spring, the spool piston having a cutout of a length defined by a first spool piston shoulder and a second spool piston
shoulder;

an expandable circlip comprising a ring shaped body attached to a first leg and a second leg; the expandable circlip having
an free state in which the ring shaped body is engaged with the plurality of grooves of the piston, and an expanded state
in which when the first leg and the second leg are moved toward each other, the ring shaped body is expanded and disengaged
from the plurality of grooves of the piston, the first leg and second leg of the expandable circlip being received within
the cutout of the spool piston and the second leg contacting the housing shoulder;

wherein when fluid is supplied from a second supply to a second pressure chamber in the spool piston bore at an end of the
spool piston opposite the spool piston spring, pressure of the fluid in second pressure chamber biases the spool piston against
the spool piston spring, and the first spool piston shoulder pushes the first leg of the expandable circlip towards the second
leg, expanded the ring shaped body of the expandable circlip, disengaging the ring shaped body of the expandable circlip from
the grooves on the outer circumference of the piston; such that the piston can move towards the housing and reduce chain load
when fluid pressure is reduced in the first pressure chamber during engine shutdown.

US Pat. No. 9,265,093

HEATING ROD

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A heating rod, comprising:
a tube housing;
at least one ceramic heating element arranged in the tube housing;
a first contact plate, which in the tube housing bears against the heating element or the heating elements;
an insulating frame, which surrounds the longitudinal edges of the first contact plate; and
a second contact plate, which carries a second insulating frame;
wherein the at least one ceramic heating element is arranged between the two contact plates and the two frames are plugged
into one another.

US Pat. No. 9,097,177

TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A turbocharger comprising:
a compressor, and
a turbine, the turbine including a turbine housing and a wastegate device, the turbine housing including a turbine housing
outlet, the wastegate device including a regulating flap and a regulating flap shaft, the regulating flap being arranged on
the regulating flap shaft, the turbine further including a bush, the regulating flap shaft being guided in the turbine housing
by the bush, the bush having an annular groove formed on an inner circumference thereof, the annular groove being connected
by at least one connecting bore to an annular collecting groove which is provided in the turbine housing, the collecting groove
being connected by at least one relief bore to the turbine housing outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,093,805

GLOW PLUG CONNECTOR

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A connector for a cylinder pressure sensor for measuring the pressure in a combustion chamber of an internal combustion
engine, comprising:
a housing made of plastic;
a plurality of contact elements made of metal, the contact elements each having two opposing surfaces, the two opposing surfaces
being aligned with respect to a plug-in direction of the glow plug, one of the opposing surfaces comprising a contact surface
bearing against a circumferential wall of the housing and the other opposing surface comprising an electrical contact surface
adapted for electrical connection with a mating connector;

wherein the contact elements protrude from a base of the housing and wherein the contact surfaces are formed as segments of
a circle and protrude in circumferential direction from a strip-shaped section of the contact elements, the contact surfaces
having a curvature that matches the curvature of the circumferential wall.

US Pat. No. 9,091,244

METHOD FOR MONITORING THE COMBUSTION CHAMBER OF A CYCLICALLY OPERATING COMBUSTION ENGINE

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A method for monitoring a combustion chamber of a cyclically operating combustion engine, comprising:
generating a corona discharge by exciting an electrical oscillating circuit in which an ignition electrode, which is electrically
isolated from the combustion chamber walls, and the combustion chamber walls constitute a capacitor;

igniting an air-fuel-mixture with the corona discharge;
evaluating an electrical parameter of the oscillating circuit and thereby obtaining information about the combustion chamber;
and

after the beginning of combustion, reducing the voltage that excites the oscillating circuit and then exciting the oscillating
circuit with a reduced voltage,

wherein the oscillating circuit is excited with the reduced voltage while the corona discharge is extinct.

US Pat. No. 9,086,170

HYDRAULIC VALVE FOR USE IN A CONTROL MODULE OF AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

BORGWARNER INC., Auburn ...

1. A hydraulic valve assembly (10) adapted to be mounted to a transmission control module (15), said hydraulic valve comprising:
a valve body (12) adapted to be received and retained in the bore (13) of the transmission control module (15), said valve body (12) having a valve bore (16) extending axially along the length of said valve body (12), at least one pressure supply port (26) providing fluid communication between a source of pressurized fluid and said valve bore (16), and at least one pressure control port (26) providing fluid communication between said valve bore (16) and a component controlled by the transmission control unit, a valve member (18) supported in said valve bore (16) and selectively moveable between predetermined positions to direct pressurized fluid between said pressure supply port (26) and said pressure control port (28);

a channel (80) formed on the outer circumference of said valve body (12), said channel having first and second ends and extending substantially arcuately about the longitudinal axis of said valve
bore (16) opposite to said pressure supply port (26) such that said first and second ends are disposed in spaced angular relationship with respect to the longitudinal axis of
said valve bore (16), said channel being in fluid communication with said pressure supply port (26) and adapted to define a hydraulic biasing reservoir generating a force acting in a direction toward said pressure supply
port (26) to improve the seal of said pressure supply port against the bore (13) of the transmission control module (15).

US Pat. No. 10,072,563

EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An exhaust-gas turbocharger (1) comprising:a turbine (2) which is provided with an adjustable turbine geometry and/or with a wastegate; and
an actuator (11) which is connected by means of a coupling rod (14; 14?; 14?) to the adjustable turbine geometry and/or to the wastegate, wherein the coupling rod (14; 14?; 14?) is connected at its end regions at one side to the actuator (11) and at the other side to an adjusting shaft arrangement of the variable turbine geometry and/or of the wastegate,
wherein
the coupling rod (14; 14?; 14?) is formed by a powder injection molding process in which a metal powder provided with a binding agent is worked in an injection molding process followed by removal of the binding agent and sintering of the metal powder, and
the coupling rod (14?) is provided with a framework structure (19) comprising apertures (10) and webs (20).

US Pat. No. 9,598,986

FIVE-WAY OIL CONTROL VALVE WITH INTEGRATED VENTING SPOOL

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A valve (10) for controlling pressurized fluid flow between expandable fluid chambers of a phaser for adjusting an angular orientation
of a driven camshaft relative to a driving crankshaft of an internal combustion engine comprising:
an elongated valve body (14) having a longitudinally extending valve bore (14a) and a plurality of radially extending ports (14b) formed therein, the valve body (14) including at least one undercut portion (14c) located between two adjacent radially extending ports (14b); and

a valve spool (12) located within the longitudinally extending valve bore (14a) of the valve body (14) for movement between first and second end limits of travel, the valve spool (12) having a plurality of lands (12a) and reduced diameter portions (12b) defining fluid passages (18) for fluid communication with selective radially extending ports (14b) of the valve body (14) depending on a longitudinal position of the valve spool (12) within the valve body (14), the valve spool (12) having a longitudinally extending passage (12c) and a first radially extending passage (12d), the first radially extending passage (12d) terminating entirely at a land (12a) of the valve spool (12) for fluid communication with the at least one undercut portion (14c) of the valve body (14), wherein the longitudinally extending passage (12c) of the valve spool (12) includes an open longitudinal end (12e) at a first end and a blind end at a second end opposite from the first end, a second radially extending passage (12f) located between the blind end and the first radially extending passage (12d), the second radially extending passage (12f) terminating entirely at a reduced diameter portion (12b) of the valve spool (12).

US Pat. No. 9,506,504

LUBRICATION IN A TRANSFER CASE WITHOUT A MECHANICAL PUMP

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

14. A vehicle transfer case comprising:
a housing;
a primary shaft rotatably mounted within said housing;
a secondary shaft selectively driven by said primary shaft, said secondary shaft being rotatably mounted by said housing;
a hub torsionally fixed with said primary shaft;
a clutch housing selectively torsionally connected with said hub via a friction pack;
an engagement wheel torsionally fixed with respect to said clutch housing and torsionally connected with said secondary shaft
via a flexible torsional force member;

a friction pack engager to cause said clutch housing to be selectively connected with said hub; and
a reservoir system fixed with respect to said housing for capturing splashed lubricant energized by result of operation of
at least one of said primary and secondary shafts, said reservoir system having a portion adjacent to said engagement wheel
and said reservoir system channeling said lubricant in an axial direction overlapping said friction pack and delivering the
lubricant to a collective fluid receptacle, and said reservoir system having a stationary passage formed in said housing for
transporting lubricant from said reservoir system to said primary shaft radially inward of said friction pack, and wherein
said collective fluid receptacle of said reservoir system is formed by said housing on an exterior side of said housing opposite
an interior side of said housing exposed to said engagement wheel.

US Pat. No. 9,453,571

METAL PULLEY WITH NON-MAGNETICALLY SUSCEPTIBLE INSERT

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A pulley comprising:
a first metal cup member having a plurality of first openings;
a second metal cup member having a plurality of second openings;
said first and second openings being at least partly axially and radially aligned to create one or more overlap area where
the first and second openings overlap;

at least one non-magnetically susceptible insert member positioned between said first and second cup members;
said at least one non-magnetically susceptible insert member covering said one or more overlap areas.

US Pat. No. 9,242,538

ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN VEHICLE DRIVE AXLE ARRANGEMENT

BorgWarner TorqTransfer S...

5. A vehicle drive axle comprising: a motor with a hollow motor shaft, a left shaft and a right shaft each in driven connection
with the motor, and a differential mechanism comprising a reduction gearing and a planetary gearing, operatively connecting
the two shafts, wherein the reduction gearing in two stages comprises a drive gear on the hollow motor shaft coaxial with
the left shaft and in engagement with a driven gear on an intermediary shaft, the driven gear having a larger diameter than
the drive gear, as well as a driving gear on the intermediary shaft in gear engagement with an outer ring of the planetary
gearing, the outer ring having a larger diameter than the driving gear.

US Pat. No. 9,057,319

MULTI-STAGE TURBOCHARGER ARRANGEMENT

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product comprising a multi-stage turbocharger arrangement, having a high-pressure turbocharger which has
a first turbine housing,
a first bearing housing,
a first compressor housing; andhaving a low-pressure turbocharger which has
a second turbine housing,
a second bearing housing,
a second compressor housing; whereinan interior of the first and second turbine housings is provided with an integrated inner shell for conducting exhaust gas
wherein an air gap is provided between the inner shell and the first and second turbine housings, wherein the inner shell
is configured so that exhaust gas flows through the inner shell but not through the air gap.

US Pat. No. 9,744,850

ELECTRIC DRIVE AXLE ARRANGEMENT FOR A ROAD VEHICLE

BorgWarner TorqTransfer S...

1. An electric drive axle arrangement for a road vehicle, comprising an electric drive motor, a differential mechanism for
allowing different velocities of two drive wheels driven by the drive motor, and a torque vectoring system for controlling
a distribution of drive torque between the two drive wheels, the torque vectoring system comprising a torque vectoring motor,
characterized in that the torque vectoring motor is a non-permanent magnet motor constructed and arranged to stop providing
torque upon at least one of: a disruption at a phase conductor, a dropout of control electronics, or a short.

US Pat. No. 9,638,203

BEARING HOUSING

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product usable with a turbocharger system comprising a housing defining a lubrication bore, a bearing assembly positioned
in the housing, a shaft extending in an axial direction through and supported by the bearing assembly, a turbine wheel connected
to the shaft, an end cap disposed between the housing and the turbine wheel, the end cap defining a cooling chamber as an
annular depression in the end cap, and a spray head providing an opening between the lubrication bore and the cooling chamber
the end cap having a radial wall that extends radially outward relative to the shaft, the spray head formed as a cylindrical
projection extending in the axial direction from the radial wall within the annular depression and the cylindrical projection
extending from the end cap completely across the cooling chamber and engaging the housing around the lubrication bore.

US Pat. No. 9,664,061

EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An exhaust-gas turbocharger (1) having
a turbine (2),

which has a turbine wheel (3) surrounded by an intake duct (4), and

a VTG cartridge (5), with

a washer (6) and a vane bearing ring (7), which delimit the intake duct (4),

a plurality of vanes (8), which are arranged in the intake duct (4) and are mounted in the vane bearing ring (7) by way of rotatable vane shafts (9), which are connected to vane levers (10), the lever heads (11) of which engage into associated grooves (12) in a unison ring (13), which surrounds the vane bearing ring (7) on the outside, and

a radial bearing between the vane bearing ring (7) and the unison ring (13),

wherein
the radial bearing has at least one pin (14), which is fixed on the vane bearing ring (7) and onto which a rolling roller (15) is placed, against which an inner wall region (16) of the unison ring (13) bears, wherein a lock washer (18) is fastened on the free end (20) of the pin (14) at a defined distance (A) from the upper side (OS) of the rolling roller.

US Pat. No. 9,528,431

COMPRESSOR STAGE OF A TURBOCHARGER WITH FLOW AMPLIFIER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A compressor stage (50) for a turbocharger (100) comprising:
a compressor housing (52) housing a compressor wheel (18) and defining at least in part an inlet (54) for receiving an inlet air flow (77), an inlet chamber (56) through which the inlet air flows from the inlet (54) towards the compressor wheel, a diffuser (58) and a volute (60);

a flow amplifier (64) having an inlet (68) and an outlet (70), the outlet (70) separating the inlet chamber into an upstream portion upstream of the outlet (70) and a downstream portion downstream of the outlet (70),

control means to permit introduction of compressed fluid to the inlet (68) of the flow amplifier (64) upon detection of a surge condition during operation of the turbocharger (100) and to block introduction of compressed fluid into the inlet (68) of the flow amplifier in the absence of detection of a surge condition,

wherein the outlet (70) of the flow amplifier (64) is configured to discharge a jet of compressed fluid such that the discharged compressed fluid flows substantially along
an inner peripheral surface (57) of the downstream portion of the inlet chamber in accordance with the Coanda effect and to entrain fluid flowing from the
upstream portion of the inlet chamber into the downstream portion of the inlet chamber, increasing the velocity of at least
a portion of the inlet air flow (77) in the downstream portion of the inlet chamber, the outlet (70) being oriented in a downstream direction of fluid flow in the inlet chamber (56).

US Pat. No. 9,488,186

EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An exhaust-gas turbocharger (1), having
a compressor (2);

a turbine (3); and

a bearing housing (4) which has a lubricant device (5) for shaft bearings (6, 7), which lubricant device is connected via a lubricant feed line (8) to an engine lubricant circuit, wherein

a lubricant storage vessel (9) is connected between the lubricant feed line (8) and the lubricant device (5) of the bearing housing (4) such that when a pressure prevails in the lubricant feed line, the lubricant is forced out of the lubricant storage vessel
into the bearing housing.

US Pat. No. 9,478,341

SOLENOID ASSEMBLY FOR FRICTION CLUTCH

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A solenoid assembly comprising:
a solenoid core member having an outer annular wall, an inner annular wall, and an annular end wall extending radially between
the outer and inner annular walls, the annular end wall being fixedly coupled to the outer and inner annular wall;

an annular flux plate having an outer annular ring member, which is fixedly coupled to the outer annular wall, an inner annular
ring member, which is fixedly coupled to the inner annular wall, and a plurality of connecting members, each of the connecting
members fixedly coupling the outer and inner ring members together, the connecting members being spaced circumferentially
about a central axis of the solenoid assembly, the annular flux plate cooperating with the solenoid core to define a cavity;
and

an electromagnet coil received in the cavity between the solenoid core member and the flux plate.

US Pat. No. 9,366,221

CORONA IGNITION DEVICE

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A corona ignition device for igniting fuel in a combustion chamber of an engine by means of a corona discharge, said corona
ignition device comprising:
an insulator;
a center electrode held in the insulator;
a housing in which the insulator is held; and
coil turns, which are disposed in a cylindrical main part of the housing and are connected to the center electrode;
wherein the housing widens on the side of the main part remote from the insulator to form a wider housing part, further coil
turns being disposed in the wider housing part, wherein the further coil turns have a greater diameter than the coil turns
in the main part and the coil turns and further coil turns are connected in series.

US Pat. No. 9,322,383

METHOD FOR CLOSED-LOOP CONTROL OF THE TEMPERATURE OF A GLOW PLUG

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A method for closed loop control of the surface temperature of a glow plug, which is heated by a pulse-width modulation
method, comprising:
measuring a heating current flowing through the glow plug and a voltage applied to the glow plug;
using a first calculation rule to calculate a temperature-dependent control variable from measured values of the heating current
and the voltage;

using a second calculation rule to calculate a target value of the control variable from a target temperature;
comparing the control variable with the target value and, in order to minimize deviation found by this comparison, the duty
cycle of the pulse-width modulation is changed according to the deviation;

wherein:
the control variable is a variable different from the electrical resistance and is calculated in accordance with the first
calculation rule from measured values of heating current and voltage, said calculation rule having been established beforehand
for all glow plugs in a series by

establishing a plurality of triples for a plurality of glow plugs of a series by determining which glow plug temperature T
arises upon applying various electrical voltages U as well as the heating current I that then flows, said triples each containing
a temperature value, a voltage value and a current value, and

by fitting a fit function to these triples, which contains at least two adaptable function parameters and assigns a temperature
value to a combination of a voltage value with a current value, and thereby determining a value of each adaptable function
parameter, wherein

the fit function is a composition of a first function, which contains at least one adaptable function parameter and assigns
a function value to a value pair consisting of a voltage value and a current value, and of a second function, which contains
at least one adaptable function parameter and assigns a temperature value to a function value of the first function, and

a value of each adaptable parameter of the first function has been determined in a uniform manner for all glow plugs of a
series by fitting the first function to the triples and the first calculation rule has thus been obtained as the fitted first
function, whereas a value of the at least one adaptable parameter of the second function has been determined separately for
each glow plug by fitting to at least one triple established by measurements taken at this glow plug,

wherein the second calculation rule is determined for the glow plug of which the temperature is to be controlled by applying
a defined voltage to this glow plug and measuring the heating current produced with this voltage, calculating a value from
this voltage and the heating current measured therewith using the first calculation rule and then obtaining the second calculation
rule by fitting the second function to this value and a temperature assigned to the defined voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,294,102

METHOD FOR ADJUSTING AN EXCITATION FREQUENCY OF AN OSCILLATING CIRCUIT OF A CORONA IGNITION DEVICE

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A method for adjusting an excitation frequency of an electric oscillating circuit of a corona ignition device, comprising:
exciting the oscillating circuit with a starting value of the excitation frequency, measuring a value of a frequency-dependent
variable of the oscillating circuit and storing the measured value as a reference value;

incrementally increasing the excitation frequency proceeding from the starting value;
after every increment, measuring a value of the frequency-dependent variable of the oscillating circuit and performing a check
to determine whether the measured value of the frequency-dependent variable deviates from the reference value by more than
a predefined threshold value, wherein:

if the measured value of the frequency-dependent variable deviates from the reference value by more than the threshold value
and the measured value of the frequency-dependent variable is better than the reference value, the measured value is stored
as the new reference value and the value of the excitation frequency associated with the measured value of the frequency-dependent
variable is chosen to be the new starting value and, proceeding from the new starting value, the excitation frequency is incrementally
increased;

if the measured value of the frequency-dependent variable deviates from the reference value by more than the threshold value
and is worse than the reference value, the value of the excitation frequency associated with this measured value of the frequency-dependent
variable is stored as a first boundary value and, proceeding from the starting value, the excitation frequency is incrementally
decreased;

if, after decreasing the excitation frequency, a value of the frequency-dependent variable is measured that deviates from
the reference value by more than the predefined threshold value and is better than the reference value, the measured value
is stored as the new reference value and the value of the excitation frequency associated with the measured value of the frequency-dependent
variable is chosen to be the new starting value and, proceeding from the new starting value, the excitation frequency is incrementally
decreased;

if, after decreasing the excitation frequency, a value of the frequency-dependent variable is measured that deviates from
the reference value by more than the predefined threshold value and is worse than the reference value, the value of the excitation
frequency associated with this measured value of the frequency-dependent variable is stored as a second boundary value;

wherein the excitation frequency is then set to a mean value between the first boundary value and the second boundary value.

US Pat. No. 9,249,775

METHOD FOR IGNITING A FUEL/AIR MIXTURE OF A COMBUSTION CHAMBER, IN PARTICULAR IN AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, BY CREATING A CORONA DISCHARGE

BORGWARNER BERU SYSTEMS G...

1. A method for igniting a fuel/air mixture in a cyclically operating internal combustion engine comprising one or more combustion
chambers which are delimited by walls that are at ground potential, using an ignition device comprising an ignition electrode
provided in each combustion chamber, in which method, by way of an electrical DC/AC converter, comprising the steps of exciting
an electric oscillating circuit, which is connected to a secondary side of the DC/AC converter, and in which the ignition
electrode, which is guided through one of a wall delimiting the combustion chamber in a manner in which it is electrically
insulated from said walls by an insulator and extends into the combustion chamber, constitutes a capacitance in cooperation
with the walls of the combustion chamber that are at ground potential, and controlling the step of excitation of the oscillating
circuit such that a corona discharge igniting a fuel/air mixture is created in each combustion chamber at the ignition electrode,
wherein combustion residues that have deposited onto a surface of the insulator located in the combustion chamber are removed
from the surface of the insulator in the combustion chamber, using steps of combustion, comprising the step of temporarily
enriching the fuel/air mixture with additional fuel, wherein a cleaning procedure is triggered when the number of spark discharges
detected in a combustion chamber within a certain period of time exceeds a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,181,850

HYBRID FAN DRIVE WITH CVT AND ELECTRIC MOTOR

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A hybrid system for driving a cooling fan comprising:
a driving member having a pair of sheave members and a first rotating shaft member, said shaft member connected to a source
of rotary motion;

a driven member having a pair of sheave members and a second rotating shaft member, a first sheave of said pair of sheave
members of said driven member being securely attached to said second rotating shaft member, and second sheave of said pair
of sheave members of said driven member being slidingly connected to said second rotating shaft member;

a belt member connected between said driving member and said driven member;
a fan member attached to said first sheave of said pair of sheave members of said driven member on said driven member;
a sheave actuation system for axially sliding said second sheave of said pair of sheave members of said driven member on said
driven member along said second rotating shaft member;

said sheave actuation system comprising an electric motor and a planetary roller screw mechanism; and
a clutch mechanism for allowing said electric motor to independently drive said driven member.

US Pat. No. 9,151,208

EXHAUST MANIFOLD OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An exhaust manifold (18) of an internal combustion engine (20) comprising:
at least one collector component (4),

a number of exhaust pipe bends (1) corresponding to the number of cylinders of the internal combustion engine (20), each of said exhaust pipe bends having first and second ends and opening at their first end into an input flange (2) which can be fastened to the internal combustion engine (20), and having their second end in communication with one of said at least one collector component (4);

at least one supply gas duct (21) which is connected at one end to one of said at least one collector component (4) and at the other end to a rotor space (15) of a turbine housing (17) of a turbine of an exhaust-gas turbocharger;

at least one compensator (19?) for compensating for thermal expansion in an axial direction between at least one exhaust pipe bend (1) and the at least one collector component (4) or between the at least one collector component (4) and the at least one supply gas duct (21),

wherein the at least one exhaust pipe bend (1) or the collector component (4) is formed of sheet metal, and the at least one compensator (19?) is formed in the sheet metal of the at least one exhaust pipe bend (1) or the collector component (4); and

a supporting sleeve (23) extending in the axial direction of expansion, a majority of the supporting sleeve (23) being arranged within the compensator (19?), the supporting sleeve (23) supporting the at least one compensator (19?) and preventing sagging transversely to the axial direction of compensation by absorbing bending forces.

US Pat. No. 9,057,663

METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING THE START OF COMBUSTION IN A CYCLICALLY OPERATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE IN WHICH A FUEL IS IGNITED BY A CORONA DISCHARGE

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A method for detecting the start of combustion in a cyclically operating internal combustion engine in which a fuel/air
mixture is ignited by means of a corona discharge, comprising:
generating a corona discharge by exciting an electrical resonant circuit in which an ignition electrode, which is electrically
isolated from the combustion chamber walls, and the combustion chamber walls constitute a capacitor;

evaluating an electrical variable of the resonant circuit to identify the start of combustion; and
evaluating the position of an extremum occurring in the course of the electrical variable after ignition of the corona discharge
and before extinguishment thereof;

wherein a first extremum in the course of the electrical variable is assigned to the start of the corona discharge and further
extrema are sought in order to establish the start of combustion.

US Pat. No. 10,032,551

LATCHING SOLENOID WHICH UTILIZES RESIDUAL MAGNETISM FOR THE LATCH AND A CAPACITOR WHICH IS DISCHARGED TO DEGAUSS AND RELEASE THE LATCH

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product comprising: a coil, a power supply and a first double pole double throw switch connected to the power supply and the coil to selectively energize the coil in a first polarity; a capacitor selectively charged by the power supply in the first polarity; and a second double pole double throw switch adapted to selectively connect the capacitor to the coil in a second polarity that is the reverse of the first polarity.

US Pat. No. 9,951,793

PORTED SHROUD GEOMETRY TO REDUCE BLADE-PASS NOISE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A compressor housing configured to enclose a compressor wheel, the compressor housing comprising:an inlet portion configured to direct an airflow towards the compressor wheel;
a shroud portion axially spaced from the inlet portion and configured to partially surround the compressor wheel;
a volute portion in fluid communication with the compressor wheel, the volute portion defining an output pathway of the compressor housing;
a recirculation cavity formed between an exterior surface of the shroud portion and an interior surface of the compressor housing, the recirculation cavity in fluid communication with the inlet portion;
a recirculation slot defining an airflow pathway between the recirculation cavity and the compressor wheel;
an angled shroud support extending radially through the recirculation cavity from the exterior surface of the shroud portion to the interior surface of the compressor housing, and the angled shroud support is configured to extend axially through a portion of the recirculation cavity between an upper termination surface and a lower termination surface of the angled shroud support, wherein the lower termination surface terminates the angled shroud support at a position along the shroud portion being no more than three-quarters of a distance measured between a top surface and a bottom surface of the shroud portion; and
a flow convergence area defined within the recirculation cavity, wherein the flow convergence area includes an open area that axially extends from the lower termination surface of the angled shroud support to a recirculation cavity inner wall and radially extends from the exterior surface of the shroud portion to the interior surface of the compressor housing, and wherein the open area being unobstructed and circumferentially surrounds the shroud portion between the lower termination surface of the angled shroud support and the recirculation cavity inner wall.

US Pat. No. 9,599,215

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM FOR A DRIVELINE DISCONNECT WITH INDEPENDENT DRIVE REAR DRIVELINE MODULE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. In a hydraulic actuation system (10) of an all-wheel drive (AWD) (14) vehicle including a power take-off unit (PTU) (42) for transferring rotary power from a primary driveline (26) to a secondary driveline (27), the improvement comprising:
a source of pressurized fluid (50) and a fluid sump (67);

a hydraulically actuated synchronizer (44) for synchronizing rotary motion between the PTU (42) and the secondary driveline (27);

at least one hydraulically actuated clutch assembly (11a, 11b) for connecting and disconnecting secondary vehicle wheels (29a, 29b) with respect to the secondary driveline (27);

an area control solenoid (ACS) valve (54) in fluid communication with the source of pressurized fluid (50) and the synchronizer (44), the ACS valve (54) having at least a first position (54a), a second position (54b), and a third position (54c), the first position (54a) of the ACS valve (54) allowing fluid communication between the source of pressurized fluid (50) and the synchronizer (44) for engaging the synchronizer (44), the second position (54b) of the ACS valve (54) preventing fluid communication between the source of pressurized fluid (50) and the synchronizer (44) for holding the synchronizer in one of the first and third positions (54a, 54c), and the third position (54c) of the ACS valve (54) allowing fluid communication between the synchronizer (44) and the fluid sump (67) for disengaging the synchronizer (44);

at least one variable force solenoid (VFS) valve (56a, 56b) having an open position (94b) allowing fluid communication between the source of pressurized fluid (50) and the at least one hydraulically actuated clutch assembly (11a, 11b) for moving the at least one clutch assembly (11a, 11b) toward a first position and a closed position (94a) preventing fluid communication between the source of pressurized fluid (50) and the at least one hydraulically actuated clutch assembly (11a, 11b) while discharging pressurized fluid from the at least one hydraulically actuated clutch assembly (11a, 11b) for moving the at least one clutch assembly (11a, 11b) toward a second position;

an accumulator (72) in fluid communication with the source of pressurized fluid (50) and the at least one VFS valve (56a, 56b) for maintaining fluid pressure and volume to be supplied to the at least one hydraulically actuated clutch assembly (11a, 11b) through the at least one VFS valve (56a, 56b);

an accumulator check valve (81) in fluid communication with the accumulator (72) and the at least one VFS valve (56a, 56b) allowing fluid flow from the accumulator (72) to the at least one VFS valve (56a, 56b); and

a flow restriction orifice (81a) in fluid communication between the source of pressurized fluid (50) and the accumulator (72) allowing fluid flow at a controlled rate into the accumulator (72) for maintaining a predetermined pressurized fluid volume charge within the accumulator (72).

US Pat. No. 9,574,458

BI-ROTATIONAL THRUST BEARING FOR A TURBOCHARGER

BORGWARNER INC., Auburn ...

1. A thrust bearing, comprising:
a bearing body including a bearing surface and defining a bore; and
tapered lands formed in the bearing surface at spaced arcuate locations extending radially outward of the bore, each tapered
land comprising:

a first ramp extending from within the bearing body to the bearing surface along a gradient; and
a second ramp extending into the bearing body along the gradient,
wherein a first tapered land is adjacent to a second tapered land, wherein a thinnest portion of the first ramp of the first
tapered land is adjacent to a thinnest portion of the second ramp of the second tapered land.

US Pat. No. 9,566,857

ELECTRIC DRIVE UNIT AND POWERTRAIN SYSTEM INCORPORATING THE SAME

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An electric drive unit for use in a powertrain system including first and second drivelines and a primary propulsion system
for translating rotational torque to the first driveline, the second driveline including a pair of wheels, said electric drive
unit comprising:
an electric motor that acts to selectively generate rotational torque;
a pinion disposed in selective rotational communication with said electric motor;
a differential interposed in torque translating relationship between said pinion and the second driveline of the powertrain
system for splitting rotational torque between said pinion and the wheels of the second driveline;

a first planetary gearset disposed in selective torque translating relationship between said electric motor and said pinion;
a second planetary gearset disposed in selective torque translating relationship between said first planetary gearset and
said pinion; and

a dog clutch assembly interposed in torque translating relationship between said pinion and said planetary gearsets, wherein
said dog clutch assembly is movable between a first position wherein rotational torque from said electric motor is translated
through said first planetary gearset and said dog clutch assembly to said pinion so as to drive the wheels of the second driveline
at a first predetermined drive ratio, and a second position wherein rotational torque from said electric motor is translated
through both of said planetary gearsets and said dog clutch assembly to said pinion so as to drive the wheels of the second
driveline at a second predetermined drive ratio.

US Pat. No. 9,470,300

METHOD AND DEVICE AT A VEHICLE DIFFERENTIAL BRAKE

BorgWarner TorqTransfer S...

1. A method in a driveline in a vehicle for controlling the distribution of drive torque to two drive wheels via a differential
being provided with a differential brake with a hydraulically controlled limited slip clutch, comprising selecting predetermined
driving situations of the vehicle that are predictive of a need for a shortened response time of the clutch, monitoring the
predetermined driving situations, applying a low preparatory hydraulic pressure to the clutch at the occurrence of any one
of the predetermined driving situations independent of completely engaging the clutch.

US Pat. No. 9,464,618

CORONA IGNITION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN IGNITION HEAD FOR A CORONA IGNITION DEVICE

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A corona ignition device for igniting fuel in a combustion chamber of an engine by means of a corona discharge, comprising:
an insulator;
a center electrode, which is surrounded by the insulator and carries an ignition head having a plurality of ignition needles;
and

a housing, which holds the insulator;
wherein the ignition needles and the center electrode are plugged into holes formed in the ignition head.

US Pat. No. 9,452,369

VAPORIZER

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A vaporizer comprising:
a housing having an inlet opening;
a housing cap covering an end of the housing and having a vapor discharge opening;
a heating element arranged in the housing and protruding into the housing cap; and
an annular gap disposed between the heating element and the housing and between the heating element and the housing cap, the
annular gap connecting the inlet opening to the vapor discharge opening, the annular gap comprising a starting portion, a
middle portion and an end portion, the starting portion and the middle portion being arranged in the housing and the end portion
being arranged in the housing cap, wherein the annular gap is wider in the middle portion than in the starting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,425,586

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CORONA IGNITION DEVICE

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A method for producing a corona ignition device, comprising:
plugging a center electrode into an insulator and connecting the center electrode to a coil;
arranging the coil in a housing tube;
fastening a mount of the insulator to a front end of the housing tube and fastening a plug connector to a rear end of the
housing tube;

introducing insulating gas in the housing through a bore into which a peg is inserted and filling the housing tube with the
insulating gas; and

welding the peg to a rim of the bore and thereby sealing the bore;
wherein the housing tube is introduced into a pressure chamber and the housing tube is then filled with the insulating gas;
and

wherein the pressure chamber has a window through which a laser beam is guided into the pressure chamber to weld shut the
bore.

US Pat. No. 9,377,088

CHAIN DRIVE TENSIONER SPRING FORCE CONTROL MECHANISM

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A tensioner for a passive tensioner system for tensioning a chain span or a belt, comprising:
a housing having a cylindrical bore;
an external piston coaxially arranged within the cylindrical bore of the housing, comprising a head connected to a shaft,
the head having a top surface and a bottom surface and the shaft having a bottom surface;

a hollow moveable cylinder coaxially arranged around the shaft of the external piston and received by the cylindrical bore
of the housing, comprising a first end and a second end;

an external piston spring for biasing the external piston outwards from the housing, the external piston spring having a first
end contacting the bottom surface of the head of the external piston and a second end contacting the first end of the hollow
moveable cylinder;

a first hydraulic chamber in the cylindrical bore of the housing between the bottom end of the shaft of the external piston
and a bottom of the cylindrical bore such that an inward force acting to push the external piston into the housing creates
a fluid pressure in the first hydraulic chamber, opposing the inward force; and

a second hydraulic chamber formed by the cylindrical bore of the housing, the shaft of the external piston, and the second
end of the hollow moveable cylinder, having a second fluid input with an inlet check valve, such that an inward force acting
to push the external piston into the housing creates a fluid pressure in the second hydraulic chamber, causing the cylindrical
sleeve to move relative to the external piston, changing the outward bias force of the external piston spring on the external
piston.

US Pat. No. 9,347,523

CHAIN

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An endless chain which comprises a plurality of inner and outer links having respective pairs of pin holes, which are linked
in such a way as to be able to flex about one another by means of linking pins that are inserted into the pin holes, wherein
one or more projections is/are provided on part of the main surfaces of the inner and outer links so that a specific gap is
formed between adjacent links in the width direction of the chain, and the projections come into contact with the main surface
of the link which is adjacent thereto in the width direction of the chain.

US Pat. No. 9,328,701

FUEL VAPORIZER

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A fuel vaporizer, comprising:
a housing comprising an inlet opening with an internal thread;
an inlet tube seated in the inlet opening, the inlet tube comprising an undercut head;
a bushing through which the inlet tube protrudes, the inside diameter of the bushing being smaller than the outside diameter
of the head; and

the bushing comprising an external thread with which the bushing is screwed into the inlet opening of the housing, wherein
tightening the bushing moves the bushing toward the undercut head to secure the inlet tube in the inlet opening.

US Pat. No. 9,238,979

ENGINE BREATHING SYSTEM VALVE AND SEAL

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product comprising:
a bushing (100, 300) located at a cavity (56) of a stationary body (46) of an engine breathing system valve (12), and located around a movable stem (48) of the engine breathing system valve (12), the bushing (100, 300) facilitating movement of the stem (48);

a seal member (102, 104, 200, 302) located in the cavity (56) and around the stem (48), the seal member (102, 104, 200, 302) substantially preventing fluid-flow between an outer diametrical surface (76) of the stem (48) and a confronting inner diametrical surface (120, 128, 202, 308) of the seal member (102, 104, 200, 302);

a second seal member (102, 104, 200, 302) located in the cavity (56) and around the stem (48), the second seal member (102, 104, 200, 302) substantially preventing fluid-flow between the outer diametrical surface (76) of the stem (48) and a confronting second inner diametrical surface (120, 128, 202, 308) of the second seal member (102, 104, 200, 302);

wherein the seal member (102, 104, 200, 302) directly contacts an outboard side of the bushing (100, 300) and the second seal member (102, 104, 200, 302) directly contacts an inboard side of the bushing (100, 300); and

a biasing member (106) located in the cavity (56) and around the stem (48), the biasing member (106) causing an axial surface (124, 126, 132, 134, 206, 208, 312, 314) of the seal member (102, 104, 200, 302) to bear against a confronting axial surface (116, 118, 306) of the bushing (100, 300) in order to substantially prevent fluid-flow between the axial surfaces wherein the seal member (102, 104, 200, 302) comprises a metal, a first clearance is defined between the confronting inner diametrical surface (120, 128, 202, 308) of the seal member (102, 104, 200, 302) and the outer diametrical surface (76) of the stem (48), a second clearance is defined between an outer diametrical surface (122, 130, 204, 310) of the seal member (102, 104, 200, 302) and a confronting inner diametrical surface (74) of the cavity (56), the first clearance has a value that is less than that of the second clearance.

US Pat. No. 9,217,476

FRICTION CLUTCH ASSEMBLIES

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A friction clutch assembly comprising:
a friction lining carrier member;
at least one friction lining member positioned on said friction lining carrier member;
a compression spring member fixedly attached to said friction lining carrier member;
a clutch carrier member fixedly attached to said compression spring member; and
a flux plate positioned between said clutch carrier member and said compression spring member and attached to said friction
lining carrier member;

wherein said flux plate actuated by a solenoid can cause the spring member to compress;
wherein the amount of force necessary to compress said compression spring member lessens over displacement once a peak amount
of force has been reached;

said compression spring member comprising an outer ring member, an inner ring member and a plurality of deformable connecting
members connecting together said inner and outer ring members;

said friction lining carrier member attached to said outer ring member, and said clutch carrier member attached to said inner
ring member; and

when said plurality of connecting members deform when said friction lining carrier member and said clutch carrier member are
moved axially toward each other.

US Pat. No. 9,188,202

TENSIONING MECHANISM FOR A CONTINUOUS BELT OR CHAIN DRIVE SYSTEM

BorgWarner, Inc., Auburn...

1. A tensioning system (10) for imparting tension to an endless loop power transferring member (12) encircling a drive sprocket (14) and at least one driven sprocket (16a, 16b) comprising:
a pair of tensioning arms (18a, 18b), each tensioning arm having a guided arm movement mechanism (26), a motion transfer location (30a, 30b) and a shoe (20a, 20b) with a power-transferring-member-sliding face (22a, 22b), each guided arm movement mechanism having a separate fixed pivot pin (26b) connected to the pivot of each tensioning arm (18a, 18b) located outside the endless loop power transferring member (12);

a monolithic rotatable, motion transfer body (34) located generally centrally with respect to the endless loop power transferring member (12) for connection to corresponding motion transfer locations (30a, 30b) associated with the pair of tensioning arms (18a, 18b), the motion transfer locations (30a, 30b) located distally opposite with respect to one another such that the two tensioning arms rotate in a common rotational direction
during tensioning actuation and

a tension driver (50) located outside of the endless loop power transferring member (12) and operably engaging one of the pair of tensioning arms (18a, 18b) for driving both of the pair of tensioning arms (18a, 18b) relative to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,030,741

CHAIN WITH ALTERNATING INSIDE LINK POSITION TO ENABLE NARROW LACING WITH IMPROVED NVH BEHAVIOR

BORGWARNER INC., Auburn ...

1. A chain comprising:a plurality of guide link plates and a plurality of non-guide link plates, each link plate having a pair of pin apertures; and
a plurality of pins, each pin passing sequentially through an aperture of a first guide link plate, an aperture of a first non-guide link plate, an aperture of a second non-guide link plate, and an aperture of a second guide link plate, the pins holding the link plates together through the pin apertures to form a plurality of interleaved sets of links of alternating guide rows and non-guide rows, the first guide link plates, the first non-guide link plates, and the second guide link plates being in the guide rows and the second non-guide link plates being in the non-guide rows, wherein the first guide link plate is adjacent the first non-guide link plate and the chain is asymmetric about a centerline and across a width of the chain, such that on one side of the centerline, in the guide row are the first guide link plate, and the first non-guide link plate and on an opposite side of the centerline is the second guide link plate in the guide row and the second non-guide link plate in the non-guide row.

US Pat. No. 10,030,755

TORQUE VECTORING DEVICE

BorgWarner TorqTransfer S...

1. A torque vectoring device for a vehicle, comprising an electrical motor (110) being connected to a differential mechanism (20) via a transmission (120) comprising a first planetary gear set (140a) and a second planetary gear set (140b), wherein the torque vectoring device further comprises at least one control means (130, 150) for changing the torque path of the transmission (120) between a first mode, in which the electrical motor (110) connects only to the input shaft of the differential mechanism (20) for hybrid drive mode, and a second mode, in which the electrical motor (110) connects to the input shaft and to the output shaft of the differential mechanism (20) for torque vectoring mode and wherein the sun gear of the second planetary gear set (140b) is fixed.

US Pat. No. 9,810,108

ENGINE VARIABLE CAMSHAFT TIMING PHASER WITH PLANETARY GEAR ASSEMBLY

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An engine variable camshaft timing phaser (10), comprising:
a sprocket (12) receiving rotational drive input from an engine crankshaft;

a planetary gear assembly (14) comprising:

at least two ring gears (26, 28), one of said at least two ring gears (26, 28) receiving rotational drive input from said sprocket (12) and one of said at least two ring gears (26, 28) transmitting rotational drive output to an engine camshaft;

a plurality of planet gears (24) engaged with said at least two ring gears (26, 28);

a sun gear (22) engaged with said plurality of planet gears (24); and

a wrap spring (76) having a pair of ends (82, 84), said wrap spring (76) interrelated with said sun gear (22) for causing abutment with one of said pair of ends (82, 84) and expansion or contraction exertions of said wrap spring (76);

wherein, when said planetary gear assembly (14) is driven by an electric motor (32), abutment with one of said pair of ends (82, 84) permits relative rotation between said sprocket (12) and the engine camshaft for advancing or retarding engine valve opening and closing, and when said planetary gear assembly
(14) is back-driven by the engine camshaft, abutment with one of said pair of ends (82, 84) prevents relative rotation between said sprocket (12) and the engine camshaft to preclude advancing or retarding engine valve opening and closing.

US Pat. No. 9,683,637

TENSIONER WITH SPRING FORCE CONTROL IN A SECOND BORE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A tensioner for a passive tensioner system tensioning a span of chain or a belt comprising:
a housing having a first axially extending bore with a first fluid input and a second axially extending bore with a second
fluid input;

a first piston slidably received by the first axially extending bore, the first piston comprising a body having a first end
and a second end;

a first pressure chamber for biasing the first piston outwards from the housing, defined between the first piston and the
first axially extending bore and in fluid communication with the first fluid input;

a second piston slidably received within the second axially extending bore, the second piston comprising a body having a first
end and a second end;

a third piston slidably received within the second axially extending bore, the third piston comprising a body having a first
end with a top surface and a second end;

a second piston spring received in the second axially extending bore, the second piston spring having a first end in contact
with the second piston and a second end in contact with the top surface of the third piston;

a third piston spring received in the second axially extending bore, the third piston spring having a first end in contact
with the third piston and a second end in contact with the second axially extending bore;

a second pressure chamber defined between the third piston and the second axially extending bore, in fluid communication with
the second fluid input; and

a check valve between the second pressure chamber and the second fluid input;
wherein when dynamic load from the chain or belt moves the first piston and the second piston inwards and outwards from the
housing, fluid from the second fluid input is drawn into the second pressure chamber through the check valve, creating a fluid
pressure in the second pressure chamber, causing the third piston to move outwards from the housing and exert an outward force
on the second piston through the second piston spring, opposing an inward force of the dynamic load.

US Pat. No. 9,587,557

VTG TURBOCHARGER VANE PACK ASSEMBLY WITH ABRADABLE COATING

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A vane pack (50) for a variable turbine geometry turbocharger comprising:
an upper vane ring (26) having an inner surface (38);

a lower vane ring (28) having an inner surface (40);

a plurality of vanes (24) operatively positioned between the inner surfaces (38, 40) of the vane rings (26, 28), each vane (24) having opposing cheek surfaces (36), and

an abradable coating (52) applied to at least a portion of one of the inner surfaces (38, 40) of the vane rings (26, 28), whereby a minimal clearance is established between the one or more coated inner surfaces (38, 40) and the vane cheeks (36).

US Pat. No. 9,587,592

ACTUATOR WITH VALVE RETURN

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An actuator and valve arrangement comprising:
an actuator and valve portion;
at least one housing including the valve portion having a first port for receiving a fluid and a second port for delivering
a fluid a valve seat disposed between the first and second port, a valve member operable with the valve seat for controlling
fluid flow between the inlet and outlet ports;

a valve stem operably connected to the valve member, having a longitudinal axis, a first end, second end and second portion,
the valve member is attached at the first end and the second portion is attached at the second end;

a first component, operably connected to the second portion of the valve stem, for transmitting an operating force to the
valve stem to force movement of the valve stem in a first direction;

a second component, operably connected to the second portion of the valve stem, for transmitting an operating force to the
valve stem to force movement of the valve stem in a second direction;

the actuator including a cam gear having a cam portion and a return feature that extend axially from a cam gear surface and
is formed about a central through-hole of cam gear, the return feature comprises a return feature surface that is radially
offset by a constant value that will follow the eccentric profile of the cam portion relative to the central through hole
of the cam gear; and

wherein the first component comprises a roller bearing attached to the stem by a bearing shaft having an extended portion,
such that the roller bearing bears against the cam portion to force movement of the valve stem in the first direction and
the extended portion bears against the return feature surface to force movement of the valve stem in the second direction
as the cam gear rotates.

US Pat. No. 9,534,575

METHOD FOR IGNITING A FUEL/AIR MIXTURE, IGNITION SYSTEM AND GLOW PLUG

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A method for igniting a fuel/air mixture in a combustion chamber of an engine, comprising:
providing a pencil which is electrically insulated with respect to walls of the combustion chamber and contains a heating
resistor;

applying a heating voltage to the heating resistor and thereby electrically heating the pencil to a temperature of at least
800° C. in the combustion chamber of the engine; and

applying a high voltage of at least 500 V, which is different from the heating voltage, to the heating resistor and thereby
generating ions in the combustion chamber by field emission of electrons.

US Pat. No. 9,534,665

ELECTRICAL ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A product comprising an axle assembly, an electrical machine interconnected with the axle assembly, a power transfer unit
connected between the electrical machine and the axle assembly the power transfer unit comprising a planetary gear set and
an engagement mechanism that in combination provide a low range, a neutral mode and a high range between the electrical machine
and the axle assembly, and comprising a first gear set engaged between the electrical machine and the power transfer unit
and a second gear set engaged between the power transfer unit and the axle assembly, wherein the engagement mechanism is connected
to the planetary gear set directly through a torque transfer element that is fixed directly to the planetary gear set and
that is fixed directly the engagement mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,506,551

CLUTCH AND GEAR SYNCHRONIZER MODULE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A clutch and gear synchronizer module for a transmission that includes a transmission shaft that passes coaxially through
a first gear assembly, the first gear assembly including a frictional surface and a recess, the transmission shaft being rotatable
about a transmission axis, the clutch and gear synchronizer module comprising:
an actuator carrier mounted on the transmission shaft for rotation with the transmission shaft about the transmission axis,
the actuator carrier disposed radially within and coupled to a shift sleeve for imparting rotation to the shift sleeve while
enabling the shift sleeve to move axially with respect to the actuator carrier, the actuator carrier including an inner hub
connected to an outer ring with a window disposed between the inner hub and the outer ring,

a first friction element disposed between the first gear assembly and the actuator carrier and coupled to the actuator carrier
for rotation with the actuator carrier while enabling the first friction element to move axially with respect to the actuator
carrier, and

an actuator that extends radially between the inner hub and the outer ring and across the window of the actuator carrier,
the actuator being rotatable about an actuator axis that extends radially between the inner hub and the outer ring, the actuator
including a lobe and a pawl disposed in radial alignment with the window, the lobe also in radial alignment with the first
friction element, the pawl also in radial alignment the frictional surface of the first gear assembly, the actuator further
including an outwardly directed offset pin that is parallel to but not coaxial with the actuator axis, the offset pin coupled
to the shift sleeve.

US Pat. No. 9,470,278

APPARATUS EMPLOYING SHEAR FORCES TO TRANSMIT ENERGY HAVING FLOW ALTERING STRUCTURES CONFIGURED TO INCREASE HEAT REJECTION FROM A WORKING FLUID AND RELATED METHOD

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An apparatus that employs shear forces to transmit energy, the apparatus comprising:
an outer housing assembly having a working cavity that is bounded by a first annular wall, a second annular wall and a circumferentially
extending wall that is disposed between and connects the first and second annular walls, the first annular wall having a plurality
of first concentric fluid grooves;

a disk that is rotatably received in the outer housing assembly, the disk having a rotor portion that is received in the working
cavity, the rotor portion having a first side, a second side and an outer circumferential surface, the first side having a
plurality of first concentric ribs, each of the first concentric ribs being received in an associated one of the plurality
of first concentric fluid grooves;

a reservoir having a working fluid therein, the reservoir being coupled in fluid communication with the working cavity, wherein
a working fluid flow path extends between the reservoir and the working cavity and includes a first gap, which is disposed
axially between the first annular wall of the outer housing assembly and a first side of the rotor portion, a second gap,
which is disposed axially between the second annular wall of the outer housing assembly and a second side of the rotor portion,
and a third gap, which is disposed radially between a radially inner surface of the circumferentially extending wall of the
outer housing assembly and the outer circumferential surface of the rotor portion;

wherein at least one of the first annular wall and the circumferentially extending wall comprises a plurality of flow altering
structures that are configured to reduce a thickness of a boundary layer of the working fluid adjacent the at least one of
the first annular wall and the circumferentially extending wall at locations that are local to the flow altering structures
when the disk is rotated relative to the outer housing assembly and a portion of the working fluid is in the working fluid
flow path, the reduction in the thickness of the boundary layer of the working fluid being relative to a configuration of
the at least one of the first annular wall and the circumferentially extending wall that does not comprise the plurality of
flow altering structures.

US Pat. No. 9,441,726

TRANSFER CASE LUBRICATION SYSTEM WITH PUMP CONTROL

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A lubrication system (300, 400) for a transfer case (200), comprising:
a pump (240) that is operable to supply a lubricant along a fluid flow path extending from a lubricant source (243) to one or more components in a power transfer assembly, comprising:

a pump inlet in fluid communication with a lubricant source (243);

a pump outlet in fluid communication with the one or more components in the power transfer assembly; and
a valve (302, 402) disposed along a conduit (242) extending between the lubricant source (243) and the pump inlet, the valve (302, 402) including:

a valve inlet (306, 406) in fluid communication with the lubricant source (243);

a first valve outlet (308, 408) that does not restrict flow of the lubricant along the fluid flow path in a first state;

a second valve outlet (310, 414) that is operable to restrict flow of the lubricant along the fluid flow path in a second state; and

a control that is operable to open the first valve outlet (308, 408) in the first state and to open the second valve outlet (310, 414) in the second state.

US Pat. No. 9,346,128

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PATTERN OF DEPRESSIONS IN THE FRICTION SURFACE OF A FRICTION COMPONENT AND A FRICTION COMPONENT FOR A FRICTIONALLY OPERATING DEVICE HAVING SUCH A PATTERN OF DEPRESSIONS

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A method for producing a pattern of depressions, in a friction surface of a friction component for a frictionally operating
device, comprising: producing a friction component having a friction surface, and creating a pattern of depressions by removing
material from the friction component; wherein the removing material comprises directing a laser beam at a friction material,
in which the focal point of the laser beam and the friction component perform a movement relative to one another, by means
of which the focal point of the laser beam is guided over the friction surface along at least one path or wherein the focal
point is guided over the friction surface along a path which deviates from a straight line, or is an arcuate, curved or spiral
path; and wherein the focal point is guided along at least two paths which intersect at an intersection point, wherein one
of the paths end at the intersection point and the focal point is guided with a constant power of the laser beam, at least
in the path sections adjoining the intersection point wherein the laser beam, with the constant power in the path sections
adjoining the intersection point and a friction facing are matched to one another in such a way that the friction facing is
completely removed at the intersection point but only partially removed in the path sections adjoining the intersection point.

US Pat. No. 9,341,371

CORONA IGNITION DEVICE

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A corona ignition device, comprising:
a housing;
an insulator surrounded by the housing;
an inner conductor leading through the insulator to an ignition tip;
a coil connected to the inner conductor, the coil comprising an elongate coil former having an indentation filled with adhesive,
wherein the indentation projects inward from the surface of the coil former and wherein the indentation extends along the
longitudinal axis of the coil former; and

a winding formed from wire wound onto the coil former and crossing the indention, wherein wire portions which are arranged
above the indentation are adhesively bonded to the coil former by the adhesive, further wherein each turn of the wire wound
onto the coil former is adhesively bonded only along part of the coil former's circumference.

US Pat. No. 9,080,473

CAM TORQUE ACTUATED—TORSIONAL ASSIST PHASER

BorgWarner, Inc., Auburn...

1. A phaser having a housing (10) and a rotor (20) disposed to rotate relative to each other, the housing (10) and the rotor defining at least one cavity (10a) disposed therebetween to be divided by a vane (22) into a first chamber (16) and a second chamber (18), the phaser further having passages (26, 28) connecting the first chamber (16) and the second chamber (18) facilitating oscillation of the vane (22) within the cavity (10a), the phaser comprising:
a check valve (40);

a control valve (24) having a spring biased, longitudinally reciprocal spool (36) operably moveable between at least one Cam Torque Actuated (CTA) mode of operation, at least one Torsional Assist (TA) mode
of operation, and at least one null position, the spool (36) selectively connecting the first chamber (16), the second chamber (18), the check valve (40), and an actuating fluid supply source (46) between one another in different longitudinal positions; and

a valve control unit (32) operating the control valve (24) for movement between the Cam Torque Actuated (CTA) mode of operation, the Torsional Assist (TA) mode of operation, and the
at least one null position.

US Pat. No. 9,809,181

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COVERING ACCESS PORTS

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An access port cover system, comprising:
a housing defining an interior region inside of the housing and an exterior region outside of the housing;
an access port disposed on an exterior wall of the housing through which access to an item in the interior region from the
exterior region is provided;

a cover inhibiting access through the access port from the exterior region to the interior region; and
a fastener connectable to the exterior wall of the housing and the cover, the fastener having an actuation portion for disconnecting
the housing and the cover to permit access through the access port from the exterior region to the interior region, the actuation
portion disposed in the interior region and being inaccessible from the exterior region when the fastener is connected to
the exterior wall of the housing and the cover.

US Pat. No. 9,657,826

ELECTRIC MOTOR WITH COAXIAL CLUTCH PACKS THAT PROVIDE DIFFERENTIAL AND TORQUE VECTORING

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An electric drive system for a vehicle, comprising:
an electric motor including a stator disposed circumferentially around a rotor, the rotor couples to a first sun gear and
a second sun gear,

the first sun gear enmeshed with and disposed coaxially within a first planet gear set, the first planet gear set enmeshed
with and disposed coaxially within a stationary first ring gear,

the second sun gear enmeshed with and disposed coaxially within a second planet gear set, the second planet gear set enmeshed
with and disposed coaxially within a stationary second ring gear,

the first planet gear set couples to a first carrier that couples to a first clutch shaft, the first clutch shaft couples
to a first clutch pack, the first clutch pack couples the first clutch shaft to a first output shaft by way of a first splined
connector, the first output shaft couples to a first wheel,

the second planet gear set couples to a second carrier that couples to a second clutch shaft, the second clutch shaft couples
to a second clutch pack, the second clutch pack couples the second clutch shaft to a second output shaft by way of a second
splined connector, the second output shaft couples to a second wheel,

the first and second output shafts, the first and second clutch shafts and the first and second sun gears being coaxial.

US Pat. No. 9,657,837

SPRING LOADED SHIFT ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY HAVING A RETAINING MECHANISM

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A shift actuator assembly for operatively engaging and disengaging associated gear sets, said shift actuator assembly comprising:
a non-rotatable shift shaft that is axially movable in rectilinear fashion between first and second positions, said shift
shaft including a pair of retaining surfaces disposed in space relationship with respect to each other on said shift shaft;

a shift fork assembly operatively mounted on said shift shaft and movable between said first and second positions, said shift
fork assembly including a housing and a shift fork connected to said housing for operatively engaging and disengaging the
associated gear sets, a biasing mechanism disposed on said shift shaft in said housing and between said pair of retaining
surfaces, said biasing mechanism being compressed between said retaining surfaces when said shift shaft is disposed in either
of its first or second positions;

said housing defining a retaining mechanism including a pair of cam surfaces disposed on opposite sides of said retaining
mechanism, a holding pawl biased into engagement with said retaining mechanism, said holding pawl including a pair of holding
surfaces for releasably engaging said pair of cam surfaces on said retaining mechanism;

a solenoid assembly that releasably engages said pawl when said shift shaft is disposed in its first and second positions
such that once said solenoid disengages said pawl, said cam surfaces on said retaining mechanism cooperate with said holding
surfaces on said pawl to drive said pawl out of engagement with said retaining mechanism thereby releasing the biasing force
of said biasing mechanism to drive said housing and said shift fork axially on said shift shaft between engaged and disengaged
positions with respect to the associated gear set.

US Pat. No. 9,523,372

FAN WITH OVERMOLDED BLADES

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A cooling fan comprising:
a hub that is rotatable about a rotational axis, the hub being formed with a first hub portion, a second hub portion, a third
hub portion, a fourth hub portion and a fifth hub portion, the first hub portion having a flat annular shape with first and
second axial end surfaces that are disposed opposite one another, the second hub portion being coupled to a radially outer
end of the first hub portion and flaring outwardly from the first hub portion in a first direction along the rotational axis,
the third hub portion being coupled to a radially outer end of the second hub portion and flaring outwardly from the second
hub portion in a second direction along the rotational axis that is opposite the first direction, the fourth hub portion being
coupled to a radially outer end of the third hub portion and flaring outwardly from the third portion in the first direction
along the rotational axis, the fifth hub portion being coupled to a radially outer end of the fourth hub portion and extending
radially outward therefrom, wherein a plurality of first hole sets are formed through the third hub portion and a plurality
of second hole sets are formed through the fourth hub portion, each of the first hole sets comprising a plurality of first
holes, each of the second hole sets comprising a plurality of second holes, wherein the second and third hub portions intersect
on a first axial side of the first hub portion such that the first axial end surface of the first hub portion is disposed
along the rotational axis between the second axial end surface and the intersection between the second and third hub portions,
wherein the third and fourth hub portions intersect on a second axial side of the hub portion such that the second axial end
surface of the first hub portion is disposed along the rotational axis between the first axial end surface and the intersection
between the third and fourth hub portions and wherein the fourth and fifth hub portions intersect on the first axial side
of the first hub portion; and

a plurality of fan blades, each of the fan blades having a blade portion and a base portion that is coupled to the blade portion,
the base portion being overmolded onto the third, fourth and fifth hub portions such that:

portions of the fourth and fifth hub portions over which the base portion extends are encapsulated in a plastic polymer material
from which the base portion is formed,

the base portion extends through the plurality of first holes in one of the first hole sets and through the plurality of second
holes in one of the second hole sets,

the base portion is received into an annular, generally V-shaped channel defined by the fourth hub portion and a portion of
the third hub portion, wherein at least portions of the base portion in the generally V-shaped channel span completely between
sides of the V-shaped channel, and

the base portion is disposed over a portion of the third hub portion on a side that is opposite the annular, generally V-shaped
channel.

US Pat. No. 9,506,371

TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A turbocharger (1) with variable turbine geometry (VTG) having
a turbine housing (2) with a supply duct (9) for exhaust gases;

a turbine wheel (4) which is mounted rotatably in the turbine housing (2); and

a guide grate (18)

which surrounds the turbine wheel (4) radially at the outside,

which has a blade bearing ring (6),

which has a multiplicity of guide blades (7) which have in each case one blade shaft (8) mounted in the blade bearing ring (6),

which has an adjusting ring (5) operatively connected to the guide blades (7) via associated blade levers (20) which are fastened to the blade shafts (8) at one of the ends thereof, wherein each blade lever (20) has, at the other end, a lever head (23) which can be placed in engagement with an associated engagement recess (24), which has a base wall (26), of the adjusting ring (5), and

which has a stop (25) at least for setting the minimum throughflow through the nozzle cross sections formed by the guide blades (7),

wherein the stop is a first support point (25) on the base wall (26), wherein, in the minimum throughflow position, the lever head (23) makes contact, via a wall surface (27) facing toward the base wall (26), with said first support point.

US Pat. No. 9,494,045

EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An exhaust-gas turbocharger (1) having
a turbine (2) which is provided with a variable turbine geometry (18) and/or a wastegate; and

an actuator (11) which is connected to the variable turbine geometry (18) and/or the wastegate via a coupling rod (14; 14?; 14?), wherein the coupling rod (14; 14?) is connected at its end regions (21, 22) at one side to the actuator (11) and at the other side to a pin (19) of an adjusting shaft arrangement (23; 26) of the variable turbine geometry (18) and/or of the wastegate,

wherein the pin (19) of the adjusting shaft arrangement (23; 26) is in the form of a bayonet pin, and

wherein end region (22) of the coupling rod (14) which interacts with the pin (19) is in the form of a bayonet receptacle (24; 27) which is matched to the bayonet pin (19).

US Pat. No. 9,488,459

POSITION SENSOR MODULE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A position sensor module (1) for control capsules (2), having
a base carrier (3) with

a first receiving space (4) in which is arranged a sensor chip (5) and

a second receiving space (6) in which is arranged a plug contact strip (7) of a plug contact arrangement (8) which is connected to chip contacts (9) of the sensor chip (5), and

a cover part (10)

which covers the first receiving space (4) and the second receiving space (6), wherein said cover part leaves open an access opening (11) to the plug contact strip (7), and

which fixes the sensor chip (5) and the plug contact arrangement (8) to the base carrier (3),

wherein the cover part (10) is L-shaped correspondingly to the base carrier (3) and has two cover legs (20, 21) which are arranged at least substantially perpendicular to one another and which cover the receiving spaces (4, 6).

US Pat. No. 9,458,897

ACCESSORY DRIVE WITH FRICTION CLUTCH

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An accessory drive assembly comprising:
a housing;
an input member that is rotatable relative to the housing about an axis;
a shaft received in the housing and rotatable about the axis;
a solenoid assembly that is coupled to the housing and disposed about the shaft, the solenoid assembly having an electromagnetic
coil;

a friction plate that is non-rotatably but slidably disposed on the shaft, the friction plate being movable along the axis
between a first friction plate position, in which the friction plate is coupled to the input member for common rotation, and
a second friction plate position in which the friction plate is decoupled from the input member;

an armature coupled to the input member for rotation therewith, the armature being disposed about the shaft and movable along
the axis relative to the shaft between a first armature position, in which the armature is coupled to the friction plate for
common rotation, and a second armature position, the armature having a plurality of spring retaining members; and

a plurality of coil springs, each of the coil springs being positioned on a corresponding one of the spring retaining members,
the coil springs biasing the armature toward the first armature position;

wherein the electromagnetic coil is selectively operable to generate a magnetic field that causes the armature to move toward
the second armature position such that the armature.

US Pat. No. 9,373,941

CORONA IGNITION DEVICE

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A corona ignition device for igniting fuel in a combustion chamber of an engine by means of a corona discharge, the corona
ignition device comprising:
a tubular housing;
a coil arranged in the tubular housing;
an insulator plugged into the tubular housing;
a center electrode connected to the coil and plugged into the insulator, the center electrode leading to at least one ignition
tip; and

a burn-up layer by which the ignition tip is ensheathed or is covered at least on two opposite sides;
wherein the ignition tip comprises an iridium-based alloy containing 3 to 30% by weight of rhodium.

US Pat. No. 9,145,799

ADDITIONAL SPRING AND FOLLOWER MECHANISM BUILT INTO VALVE COVER OR BEARING BRIDGE

BORGWARNER INC., Auburn ...

15. A torque pulse VCT camshaft arrangement comprising:
a sprocket;
a cam torque actuated phaser connected with said sprocket;
a first camshaft connected with said sprocket and torsionally powering said camshaft phaser, said first camshaft having a
plurality of lobes for controlling a closing position of valves biased by respective first springs;

a second camshaft angularly adjustable with respect to said first camshaft via said cam torque actuated phaser and being concentric
with respect to said first camshaft, said second camshaft having a plurality of lobes for controlling an opening position
of said valves;

a first cam follower for engagement with one of said cam lobes of said second camshaft for controlling the position of at
least one of said first spring biased valves; and

a second cam follower engaged with at least one cam lobe of said second camshaft for imparting torsional input to said second
camshaft, said second cam follower being biased by a contacting spring separate from said first spring biasing said valve.


US Pat. No. 9,121,358

USING CAMSHAFT TIMING DEVICE WITH HYDRAULIC LOCK IN AN INTERMEDIATE POSITION FOR VEHICLE RESTARTS

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A method of using a variable cam timing phaser in an internal combustion engine with a stop-start mode of operation, in
which the phaser comprises:
a housing assembly with an outer circumference for accepting drive force and a rotor assembly for connection to a camshaft,
coaxially located within the housing having a plurality of vanes, wherein the housing assembly and the rotor assembly define
at least one chamber separated by a vane into an advance chamber and a retard chamber, the vane within the chamber acting
to shift relative angular position of the housing assembly and the rotor assembly;

a control valve for directing fluid to and from the chambers through an advance line, a retard line, a common line, an advance
detent line and a retard detent line, the control valve being movable in a first bore towards an advance mode, a holding position,
a retard mode, and a detent mode,

a lock pin slidably located in the rotor assembly or the housing assembly, the lock pin being moveable in the second bore
from a locked position in which an end portion engages the recess, locking the relative angular position of the housing assembly
and the rotor assembly, to an unlocked position, in which the end portion does not engage the recess;

a piloted valve in the rotor assembly, movable from a first position to a second position;
the method comprising the steps of, when the engine is in a stop mode of the stop-start mode:
adjusting a duty cycle of an actuator coupled to the control valve of the phaser to command the control valve to the retard
mode;

maintaining the duty cycle of the actuator to command the control valve to remain in the retard mode until an automatic restart
of the engine;

detecting if the key is in an off position, and if the key is in an off position, performing the steps of:
restarting the engine;
commanding the phaser to the detent mode, such that the lock pin is moved to a locked position and the phaser is locked in
an intermediate phase angle position; and

shutting down the engine.

US Pat. No. 9,080,640

MULTI-STRAND TENSIONING ARRANGEMENT WITH MOVING ARMS

BorgWarner, Inc., Auburn...

1. A tensioning system for imparting tension to an endless loop power transferring member encircling a drive sprocket and
at least one driven sprocket comprising:
a pair of tensioning arms, each tensioning arm having an arm movement guide mechanism, a link pivot and a shoe with a power-transferring-member-sliding
face;

at least two link members, each link member having a first end and a second end, each second end connected to corresponding
link pivots of the pair of tensioning arms;

a rigidly fixed body defining a slot with outer ends extending generally between the drive sprocket and at least one driven
sprocket, the fixed body located inside of the endless loop power transferring member;

a free moving pin retained in the slot of the fixed body and pivotally constrained to each first end of the corresponding
link members for limiting motion of each first end to be defined by the slot; and

a tension driver for driving the pair of tensioning arms relative to one another.

US Pat. No. 9,068,598

SLIDING CLIP METHOD FOR ANTI-ROTATION AND THRUST CONSTRAINT OF A ROLLING ELEMENT BEARING CARTRIDGE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A turbocharger including:
a shaft having a compressor end and a turbine end;
a bearing housing (3) including a bearing bore and having a compressor side and a turbine side;

a rolling element bearing (REB) cartridge supported in said bearing bore, the REB cartridge comprising at least one inner
race (65, 65C, 65T), at least one outer race (64), and a series of rolling elements, each rolling element in contact with an inner race and an outer race, wherein the REB
cartridge has a center axis, a compressor end, and a turbine end, and wherein a circumferential groove (94) is formed in the outer circumference of the REB cartridge (64), perpendicular to the center axis, and near the compressor end or turbine end of the REB cartridge;

a bearing housing closure plate (6) mounted to the compressor side of the bearing housing; and

a sliding clip,
wherein the REB cartridge is located in the bearing housing bore,
wherein the shaft is rotationally supported by the REB cartridge,
wherein the sliding clip is seated partially in the groove (94) in the REB cartridge and is axially constrained between the bearing housing (3) and the bearing housing closure plate (6), thereby axially locating the REB cartridge, and

wherein the sliding clip has at least one anti-rotation feature in engagement with a cooperating anti-rotation feature in
the groove (94) and at least one anti-rotation feature in engagement with a cooperating anti-rotation feature in at least one of the bearing
housing (3) and the bearing housing closure plate (6), such that the sliding clip prevents rotation of the outer race.

US Pat. No. 10,041,420

VALVE ASSEMBLY AND VALVE SYSTEM INCLUDING SAME

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A valve assembly for regulating fluid flow in an internal combustion engine, said valve assembly comprising:a valve housing having an exterior surface and an interior surface which defines a bore, with said bore having a length and a first axis extending along said length, and with said bore having a bore diameter measured radially from said first axis;
a valve shaft partially disposed and extending within said bore along a second axis that is perpendicular to said first axis, with said valve shaft rotatable about said second axis;
a valve plate coupled to said valve shaft and disposed within said bore, with said valve plate moveable upon rotation of said valve shaft between at least a first position for allowing fluid to flow within said bore, and a second position for restricting the flow of fluid within said bore, and with said valve plate having a plate width measured radially from said first axis that is less than said bore diameter thereby allowing axial movement of said valve shaft and said valve plate along said second axis; and
a restricting device comprising,
a stop member extending from said exterior surface of said valve housing to present a stop surface, and
an engagement member extending from said valve shaft, with said engagement member rotatable with said valve shaft and engageable with said stop member, and with said engagement member presenting an engagement surface;
wherein at least one of said stop surface and said engagement surface is non-parallel with said second axis, wherein said at least one non-parallel surface is engageable with the other of said stop member and said engagement member, and wherein said at least one non-parallel surface is configured to bias said valve shaft axially along said second axis in a first direction and is configured to prevent axial movement of said valve shaft and said valve plate along said second axis in a second direction different from said first direction during engagement of said at least one non-parallel surface and the other of said stop member and said engagement member.

US Pat. No. 9,850,912

BEARING HOUSING OF AN EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A bearing housing (1) of an exhaust-gas turbocharger (2),
having an oil guide within the bearing housing through which oil flows from an oil supply inlet to at least one bearing point
(5) in the bearing housing (1),

wherein the oil guide is formed by at least one of bores and cutouts in the bearing housing (1), and

wherein there is formed in the oil guide, when the bearing housing is in the installed orientation, a flow path including
a first segment (6) through which oil flows downward, followed by a second segment through which oil flows upward, followed by a third segment
(14) through which oil flows downward to said at least one bearing point (5) in the bearing housing (1), wherein an oil collecting reservoir is formed between the first segment (6) and second segment (7) in which oil collects after engine shut-down, which reservoir is integrated into the bearing housing (1).

US Pat. No. 9,808,861

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR CASTING TITANIUM ALUMINIDE COMPONENTS

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

9. An apparatus (12) for casting TiAl components, comprising
a melting crucible (5);

a riser (4), which connects the melting crucible (5) to a gate (2); and

a casting mold (1) which can be placed on the top of the gate (2),

wherein an openable and closable closure mechanism (7) is arranged at the gate (2), and

wherein the closure mechanism (7) is fluidically connected to an inert gas source (8) via a connection line (11).

US Pat. No. 9,732,767

COMPRESSOR COVER WITH INTEGRATED HEAT SHIELD FOR AN ACTUATOR

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A compressor housing for a turbocharger system, the compressor housing comprising: an axis to coincide with a rotational
axis of a compressor wheel housed by the compressor housing, the axis defining an axial direction coincident with the axis,
wherein a radial direction is defined as radiating from the axis and normal to the axis; a scroll section of a collecting
volute defined by a wall of the compressor housing, the scroll section extending around the axis from an inlet of the volute
to a scroll discharge stage; a plate section extending from the wall in a radial direction outward from the axis and extending
in a circumferential direction around a portion of the collecting volute, the plate section configured to shield heat; wherein
the plate section is integral with the compressor housing; an actuator mounted to the compressor housing; a link connected
to the actuator; wherein the plate section extends in the radial direction a distance so as to shield an entire side of the
actuator by the plate section.