(19)
(11)EP 2 385 230 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
07.03.2012 Bulletin 2012/10

(43)Date of publication A2:
09.11.2011 Bulletin 2011/45

(21)Application number: 11164380.5

(22)Date of filing:  29.04.2011
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
F02B 33/44(2006.01)
F02B 37/16(2006.01)
F02B 21/00(2006.01)
F02B 37/10(2006.01)
F02B 19/02(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 06.05.2010 US 775166

(71)Applicant: Honeywell International, Inc.
Morristown, New Jersey 07962-2245 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Donkin, Gavin
    Morristown, NJ 07962-2245 (US)
  • Davies, Peter
    Morristown, NJ 07962-2245 (US)

(74)Representative: Buckley, Guy Julian 
Patent Outsourcing Limited 1 King Street
Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1DZ
Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1DZ (GB)

  


(54)Compressed-air-assisted turbocharger system for internal combustion engine


(57) A turbocharger system for an internal combustion engine that powers a vehicle having a pressure vessel storing pressurized air. The turbocharger system comprises a turbocharger and a valve system. The system is configured such that the air intake system of the internal combustion engine can be supplied with air at super-atmospheric pressure either from the compressor of the turbocharger or from the pressure vessel. When the pressure vessel is supplying the intake system, compressed air from the compressor is recirculated back to the air inlet of the compressor so as to help prevent a surge condition in the compressor.







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