Patent Number: 7,632,326

Title: Compensating shaft module

Abstract: A module mountable in the crankcase of a vehicle for removing gases therefrom including a housing having an opening communicable with the crankcase, a set of bearings disposed in such housing, a hollow shaft journaled in such bearing having first and second partitions providing first and second axially disposed chambers, cooperating with said housing to provide first and second annular chamber, such shaft having a passageway intercommunicating the first axial chamber and the first annular chamber, a passageway intercommunicating the first axial chamber and the second annular chamber and a passageway intercommunicating the second axial chamber and the second annular chamber, a spiral, centrifugal separator mounted on such shaft in the first annular chamber, and a pillar mounted on the shaft in the second annular chamber and means connectable to motive means for rotating such shaft.

Inventors: Stemmer; Xaver (Reichersthofen, DE)

Assignee: Audi AG

International Classification: B01D 46/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2/15/02018