Berkshire, NEW YORK, United States
Berkshire, NEW YORK, United States

Castrol is a British global brand of industrial and automotive lubricants offering a wide range of oils, greases and similar products for most lubrication applications. Burmah-Castrol was purchased by BP in 2000 and the Castrol brand became part of the BP Group of Companies, a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Castrol | Date: 2015-05-21

The present invention relates to a replaceable fluid container for an engine comprising: a first reservoir for holding a fluid; a second reservoir for holding a composition to be added to the fluid; a fluid coupling adapted to provide fluidic communication between the first reservoir and a fluid circulation system of the engine; and a dose controller to provide a dose of the composition into the fluid for circulation in a fluid circulation system of the engine.


Patent
Castrol | Date: 2017-03-29

In one embodiment, there is provided a dock for a replaceable fluid container for an engine, the fluid container having: a fluid reservoir; and at least one fluid port having a coupling adapted to couple with a fluid circulation system associated with the engine; the dock having: a fastening mechanism configured to cooperate with the container such that, as the container is inserted into the dock, the fastening mechanism acts first to seat the fluid container in the dock but in an undocked condition and then, as the container is inserted further into the dock, acts to bring the fluid container into an engaged condition in which the fluid container is docked with a docking interface of the dock.


Patent
Castrol | Date: 2017-03-29

A method is described of controlling at least one operation in at least part of a lifecycle of a replaceable container which is arranged to be removably seated in a dock in a vehicle and which at least before seating in the dock contains an ancillary fluid for use by the vehicle. A controller communicates with a data carrier carried by the container, determines, on the basis of the communication with the data carrier, data associated with at least one of the container, its contents and the vehicle, and controls carrying out of at least one action in relation to at least one of the container and its contents on the basis of the data associated with at least one of the container, its contents and the vehicle.


Patent
Castrol | Date: 2017-03-29

The present invention relates to a replaceable fluid container for an engine comprising: a first reservoir for holding a fluid; a second reservoir for holding a composition to be added to the fluid; a fluid coupling adapted to provide fluidic communication between the first reservoir and a fluid circulation system of the engine;and a dose controller to provide a dose of the composition into the fluid for circulation in a fluid circulation system of the engine.


Patent
Castrol | Date: 2017-03-29

A pallet comprising: a plurality of container seats wherein each seat is adapted to carry a fluid container; a data obtainer arranged to obtain container data from a data provider carried by a fluid container to be carried; a processor coupled to the data obtainer and configured to provide a signal based on the container data.


Patent
Castrol | Date: 2017-03-29

An apparatus comprising: an identity determiner configured to determine an identity of a removable fluid container; a characteristic determiner configured to obtain a first characteristic based on testing the fluid of the fluid container; a data obtainer configured to obtain a second characteristic based on the identity; and a processor configured to control a fluid provider to provide fluid from the removable fluid container based on the comparison of the first characteristic and the second characteristic.


Patent
Castrol | Date: 2017-03-29

This invention relates to an oil reservoir system for an engine comprising: an oil container which includes an oil reservoir, which is in fluidic communication with an oil circulation system of an engine, a ventilated headspace and an oil filter located at the interior of said oil container. The invention also relates to a method for deaeration of an oil of an oil reservoir which is in fluidic communication with an oil circulation system of an engine. Furthermore, the invention relates to a vehicle comprising the oil reservoir system.


Patent
Castrol | Date: 2017-03-29

A method is described of supplying liquid to a liquid delivery system in a vehicle. A a replaceable liquid container including a reservoir containing liquid is releasably coupled in the vehicle to provide fluidic communication between the reservoir and a liquid delivery system of the vehicle during operation of the vehicle. The method includes the steps of : (i) prior to establishing liquid communication between the reservoir and the liquid delivery system of a selected vehicle, communicating with a data carrier carried by the container and determining data associated with at least one of the container and its contents; and(ii) using the data in an analysis of suitability of the container and/or content of the container for the selected vehicle and generating a suitability output, and(iii) establishing liquid communication between the reservoir and liquid delivery system of the selected vehicle in dependence on the suitability output.


Patent
Castrol | Date: 2017-03-29

In some embodiments, there is provided a method of controlling a pressure gradient between a combustion chamber and a crankcase of an engine, the method having: receiving, at a control device, a signal indicating that a lubricant container is coupled to a lubricant circulation system associated with the engine, in response to the received signal, providing data to cause operation of a suction control device for facilitating control of the pressure gradient.


Patent
Castrol | Date: 2017-03-29

A replaceable fluid container arranged to be removably seated in a dock to supply fluid associated with an engine, the replaceable fluid container comprising a plurality of fluid reservoirs, wherein each reservoir comprises a fluid port arranged to provide fluidic communication between the reservoir and a corresponding fluid circulation system associated with the engine when the replaceable fluid container is seated in the dock.

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