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Magnetic Bearing for Use in Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines

Abstract: 

An internal combustion engine comprising a plurality of reciprocating pistons within an engine block, each piston having linear movement convertable to rotating movement via a connecting rod connecting each piston to a crankshaft; the crankshaft rotatable about a linear axis, the crankshaft having a plurality of main journals, each main journal rotatable on a main bearing which supports the crankshaft within the engine block; and wherein at least one of the main bearings comprises a fluid film bearing and a magnetic bearing.

Patent Number: 
8,944,024
Date Of Issue: 
02/03/2015
Inventors: 

Radu C. Florea; Darius Mehta