Goldman Sachs Group Inc has been granted a patent for an air cleaner designed for internal combustion engines. The apparatus includes a curved base, air filter, and cover to ensure optimal airflow. The unique design allows for easy installation without interference with the hood. GlobalData’s report on Goldman Sachs Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Air cleaner for internal combustion engine with curved base

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: The Goldman Sachs Group Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11927158B2) discloses an innovative air cleaner designed for internal combustion engines. The air cleaner features a curved base coupled with an air inlet, an air filter positioned on the curved base, and a cover that secures the air filter and base to the air inlet. The unique design of the curved base includes an inlet receiver, a curved portion extending radially from the inlet receiver, and a peripheral flat portion surrounding the curved portion. This configuration allows for easy installation of the air cleaner onto the air inlet without interfering with the underside of a hood. Additionally, the curved portion is specifically designed to provide clearance for an electric choke installed onto a carburetor connected to the air inlet. The air filter itself consists of a filter medium sandwiched between a first end cap and a second end cap, ensuring efficient filtration of air entering the engine.

This patented air cleaner offers a practical solution for engine air filtration, addressing installation challenges commonly faced with traditional air cleaner designs. By incorporating a curved base with specific clearance features, the air cleaner enables easy installation without hindering the operation of other engine components, such as the electric choke on the carburetor. The use of a filter medium between end caps ensures effective filtration of air, contributing to the overall performance and longevity of the internal combustion engine. Overall, this innovative air cleaner design showcases advancements in engine technology aimed at improving functionality and ease of maintenance for users in the automotive industry.

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