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Turbocharger assembly and method

United States Patent Application

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A turbine assembly is provided. The turbine assembly includes a turbocharger drive having a first threaded portion and a turbine wheel assembly. The turbine wheel assembly includes a turbine wheel and a second threaded portion adapted to engage the first threaded portion of the turbocharger drive. The turbine assembly may be utilized in a turbocharger assembly, wherein a compressor is connected to a second end of the turbocharger drive.
DelVecchio, Kerry Alan (Dunlap, IL), Reisdorf, Paul William (Dunlap, IL), Hopmann, Ulrich (Peoria, IL), Gerke, Frank George (Chillicothe, IL)
Caterpillar Inc.
10/ 728,907
December 8, 2003
[0001] This invention was made with government support under the terms of Contract No. DE-SC05-00OR-22810 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government may have certain rights in this invention.