Visteon Corporation is an American global automotive parts supply company spun off from the Ford Motor Company in 2000. Visteon is composed of multiple businesses that design, engineer, and manufacture systems for various clients, including BMW, Daimler, Ford, and General Motors. Wikipedia.
Visteon | Date: 2015-08-26
A rotor for an electromagnetic clutch assembly includes a substantially cylindrical main body extending from a first end to a second end. The first end of the main body is configured to engage an armature of the electromagnetic clutch assembly and includes a first flange formed around a circumference thereof. The second end of the main body includes a second flange formed around a circumference thereof. One of the first flange or the second flange has a non-uniform cross-sectional shape as the one of the first flange or the second flange extends circumferentially around the main body, wherein the cross-sectional shape of the one of the first flange or the second flange taken through a plane extending parallel to an axis of rotation of the main body.
Visteon | Date: 2015-09-28
A charge air cooler includes a plurality of plate assemblies. Each of the plate assemblies includes a unitary first plate and a unitary second plate. The first plate and the second plate each have a channel forming surface. The channel forming surface of the first plate cooperating with the channel forming surface of the second plate to form a first flow channel for receiving a first coolant and a second flow channel for receiving a second coolant. A plurality of fins is interposed between the plate assemblies.
Visteon | Date: 2015-08-21
An extruded multi-port tube for use in a heat exchanger comprises a main body including an outer wall and a plurality of ports formed therein, each of the ports extending longitudinally from a first end of the main body to a second end thereof and configured to convey a first fluid therethrough. The outer wall of the main body includes at least one indentation formed therein. Each of the indentations is a portion of the outer wall deformed inwardly into a hollow interior of one of the ports and configured to increase a turbulence of the first fluid as it flows from the first end to the second end of the main body to increase a heat exchange efficiency of the heat exchanger having the tube.
Visteon | Date: 2015-04-30
A vehicle display assembly includes a three-dimensional (3D) display and a display control system configured to control a first output direction of a left-eye portion of an image and a second output direction of a right-eye portion of the image. In addition, the vehicle display assembly includes a camera assembly configured to monitor a position of a head of a vehicle occupant and a visual output of the 3D display. The vehicle display assembly further includes a 3D control system communicatively coupled to the camera assembly and to the display control system. The 3D control system is configured to determine an alignment calibration based on the position of the head of the vehicle occupant and the visual output, and to instruct the display control system to control the first and second output directions based on the position of the head of the vehicle occupant and the alignment calibration.
Visteon | Date: 2015-03-25
A device for the recycling of exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine in a motor vehicle. The device comprises an exhaust gas heat exchanger constructed with a first housing element with an inlet and an outlet for the exhaust gas and at least one inlet and at least one outlet for a coolant, and a compressor which is constructed with a second housing element with an inlet and an outlet for the exhaust gas. The first housing element of the exhaust gas heat exchanger and the second housing element of the compressor are constructed as a housing connected to a cohesive, compact component so that the exhaust gas heat exchanger and the compressor are arranged inside the housing.
Visteon | Date: 2015-07-22
A compressor comprises a housing having a hollow interior for communicating a fluid comprising a mixture of a gas and a lubricant therethrough. The hollow interior of the housing is divided into a low pressure side and a high pressure side. The low pressure side is disposed upstream of compression mechanism and the high pressure side is disposed downstream of the compression mechanism. A porous flow controller fluidly couples the high pressure side to the low pressure side. The porous flow controller is configured to meter a flow of the lubricant from the high pressure side to the low pressure side.
Visteon | Date: 2015-10-12
Disclosed therein are a heat pump system for a vehicle and a method of controlling the heat pump system, which determines that frosting begins on an exterior heat exchanger and carries out a defrosting control if a difference value between outdoor temperature and refrigerant temperature of an outlet side of the exterior heat exchanger is above a frosting decision temperature in a heat pump mode, thereby increasing frost-prevention and defrosting effects and enhancing heating performance and stability of the system because the system recognizes the beginning of frosting on the exterior heat exchanger at a proper time so as to carry out the defrosting control.
Visteon | Date: 2015-04-29
Disclosed herein is a valve assembly for a variable swash plate compressor. Since an opening hole of a suction reed is enlarged toward a suction port of a valve plate and refrigerant is also introduced into a cylinder bore through the opening hole when the suction port is opened, performance of a compressor may be enhanced by an increase in flow rate.
Visteon | Date: 2016-03-02
The present invention relates to a lubricating coating composition and a compressor including a sliding member coated with the lubricating coating composition. The lubricating coating composition comprises a thermosetting or thermoplastic polyimide-based resin as a binder, a solid lubricant, various solvents and other additives at a controlled ratio so as to improve the abrasion resistance, seizure resistance, lubricating ability, heat resistance, adhesion to a substrate, and flexibility of the composition, and thus does not cause seizure even when CO_(2) gas is used as a refrigerant.
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Collaborative Research & Development | Award Amount: 3.41M | Year: 2016
The UK Connected and Intelligent Transport Environment (UK CITE) creates a real-world-lab for companies to test how connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) can interact with communications infrastructure (so called V2X). The project will install the relevant infrastructure along sections of the M42, M40, A45, A46 and Coventry city centre. This test environment will be available to other vehicle manufacturers or fleet users who wish to test V2X technologies. It will act as a world class research asset to attract R&D to the UK. CAV test vehicles will examine the impact of V2X on road safety, traffic flow and the ability to provide other services like WiFi. Cyber-security will also be included from the outset. V2X will improve a vehicles journey through the road network. E.g. in case of an accident instead of an expensive gantry on the motorway a connected car could provide warnings and guidance to the driver, or an autonomous vehicle could respond automatically. The impact on the UK road network will be simulated based on these trials - enabling the UK to get the most benefits from CAV for the least infrastructure cost.