Global Patent Index - EP 1021648 A1

EP 1021648 A1 2000-07-26 - INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Title (en)

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Title (de)

BRENNKRAFTMASCHINE

Title (fr)

MOTEUR A COMBUSTION INTERNE

Publication

EP 1021648 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 99931173 A

Priority

  • EP 9904404 W
  • US 9577498 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0008324A1] Known internal combustion engines only comprise, for example, three rows of cylinders for housing pistons, whereby a row of cylinders must house a relatively high number of pistons. Consequently, these engines exhibit relatively large dimensions in the longitudinal direction, which on one hand imparts a relatively high weight to the engine and on the other hand entails an adverse behaviour in case of collision due to the important length of the front part of the car body. The invention relates to an internal combustion engine comprising four individual rows (1, 2, 3, 4) of cylinders, two of these rows (1, 2 or 3, 4) being mutually arranged in a V shape in such a way that the cylinder rows (1, 2 or 3, 4) are situated on each side of an engine plane (E) defined by a vertical axis (H) dividing the engine in a symmetric manner and a longitudinal axis (L) of said engine. One of the cylinder rows (2 or 3) among the rows arranged in a V (1, 2 or 3, 4) is closer to the engine plane (E) or the vertical axis (H) than the row (1 or 4) which is opposite the engine plane (E) or the vertical axis (H). The invention is designed for internal combustion, mixture compression, applied ignition engines as well as for air compression Diesel engines.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

F02B 75/22

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F02B 75/22 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F02B 75/224 (2013.01); F02B 75/22 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0008324A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 0008324 A1 20000217; EP 1021648 A1 20000726; JP 2002522690 A 20020723; US 6321698 B1 20011127

INPADOC legal status


2002-04-10 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20020216

2002-03-27 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020206

2000-07-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000219

2000-07-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT