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US4846258: Non-ram cooling system

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Herbert N. Charles ·
Assignee(s) Bendix Electronics Limited ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Russel C. Wells ·
Primary Examiner Davis, Jr.; Albert W. ·
Assistant Examiner John K. Ford ·
Application Number US7202753
Filing date 06/03/1988
Issue date 07/11/1989
Predicted expiration date 06/03/2008
U.S. Classifications 165/41  · 165/51  ·
International Classifications F01P 318  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 16541;51 ·
14 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

A cooling system for a vehicle having an engine mounted transversely to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle, a transmission mounted substantially parallel to the engine, comprising a power takeoff coupled to the engine, and a first shaft adapted to be driven by the engine and a transmission shaft, a blower, mounted about the transmission shaft, a drive unit connected to and driven by the first shaft and drivingly connected to the blower for rotating same; a first heat exchanger; a first duct for communicating air generated by the blower to the first heat exchanger.

Independent Claims | See all claims (14)

  1. 1. A cooling system for a vehicle comprising: an engine mounted transversely to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle;a transmission mounted substantially parallel to the engine, comprising a power takeoff unit coupled to the engine, a first output shaft adapted to be driven by the engine and a transmission output shaft for driving the vehicle wheels;a blowermeans for supporting the blower about the transmission output shaft;drive means connected to and driven by the first output shaft and drivingly connected to the blower for rotating same;a first heat exchanger for cooling engine coolant;first duct means for communicating air generated by the blower to the first heat exchanger.

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