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Title:
PLACEMENT OF AN OPPOSED-PISTON ENGINE IN A HEAVY-DUTY TRUCK
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2014/182895
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
An engine placement configuration for a heavy-duty truck (10) includes a chassis having two spaced-apart frame rails (16) running in a longitudinal direction of the chassis, between front and rear ends, and a front wheel assembly (20) with an axle (22) attached to the frame rails. An opposed-piston engine (30) is supported on the frame rails and positioned between the front end (19) and the axle (22). The opposed-piston engine includes a cylinder assembly (40) with a longitudinal axis (A) disposed between the frame rails and oriented vertically with respect to the longitudinal direction. Alternatively, the opposed-piston engine includes a row of cylinders (41) disposed between the rails and running in the longitudinal direction.

Inventors:
FUQUA KEVIN B (US)
Application Number:
US2014/037294
Publication Date:
January 08, 2015
Filing Date:
May 08, 2014
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Assignee:
ACHATES POWER INC (US)
International Classes:
B60K5/02; F02B75/28
Domestic Patent References:
WO2012142530A12012-10-18
Foreign References:
CA493508A1953-06-09
US2187410A1940-01-16
US4114714A1978-09-19
US20120210985A12012-08-23
DE889850C1954-09-20
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MEADOR, Terrance, A. (Inc.4060 Sorrento Valley Boulevar, San Diego CA, US)
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