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Internal-combustion engines April category listing, related patent applications 04/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090107423 - Fuel reforming process for internal combustion engines: A fuel reforming system, process, and device including a catalytic chamber and a beating chamber. The catalytic chamber, further including a fluid fuel intake and a gaseous fluid exit port and at least one heat exchanger for distributing heat between the heating chamber and the catalytic chamber. The catalytic chamber... Agent: Brown Rudnick LLP
20090107424 - System and method for controlling the temperature of the engine oil of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle: A system and method for controlling the temperature of the engine oil of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle are provided. The system includes an engine oil circuit for controlling the temperature of the engine oil, which engine oil circuit includes the internal combustion engine and a coolant/engine-oil... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090107425 - Blow-by gas reducing device: The present invention provides a blow-by gas reducing device capable of adopting an exhaust pump with a small discharge rate and capable of suppressing oil degradation by reducing the mixing of bubbles in oil. The device includes: an oil pan of an engine; an oil tank; a first communication passage... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090107468 - Multi-link engine: A multi-link engine has a piston that moves inside a cylinder. A piston pin connects the piston to an upper link, which is connected to a lower link. A crank pin of a crankshaft supports the lower link thereon. The lower link is pivotally connected to one end of a... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20090107466 - Variable compression ratio engine with dedicated bumper: A variable compression ratio piston (26) and connecting rod (18) assembly for an internal combustion engine (14) includes an eccentric bushing (28) that carries a piston pin bushing (42) and contains a journaled portion (48) held in the rod bore (24) of the connecting rod (18). The eccentric bushing (28)... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20090107465 - Variable compression ratio engine with external actuation impulse: A variable compression ratio piston (26) and connecting rod (18) assembly for an internal combustion engine (14) includes an eccentric bushing (28) that carries a piston pin bushing (42) and contains a journaled portion (48) held in the rod bore (24) of the connecting rod (18). The eccentric bushing (28)... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20090107464 - Variable compression ratio engine with isolated actuator: A variable compression ratio piston (26) and connecting rod (18) assembly for an internal combustion engine (14) includes an eccentric bushing (28) that carries a piston pin bushing (42) and contains a journaled portion (48) held in the rod bore (24) of the connecting rod (18). The eccentric bushing (28)... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20090107467 - Variable compression ratio engine with lost motion coupling: A variable compression ratio piston (26) and connecting rod (18) assembly for an internal combustion engine (14) includes an eccentric bushing (28) that carries a piston pin bushing (42) and contains a journaled portion (48) held in the rod bore (24) of the connecting rod (18). The eccentric bushing (28)... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20090107426 - Dual crankshaft engine with counter rotating inertial masses: A dual crankshaft internal combustion engine is symmetrically constructed to form a perfectly balanced engine assembly. A first crankshaft, having a first end, a second end, and being formed of a shape and with a torsional flexibility, is housed within a cylinder block and connected to a first series of... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC Everett G. Diederiks, Jr.
20090107429 - Engine for small vehicle: There is provided an engine for a small vehicle where driven sprockets, around which a cam chain for transmitting power from a crankshaft is wound, are provided at one end of camshafts that form a part of a valve system provided with hydraulic valve-operation mode changing mechanisms; and a valve-moving... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090107428 - Variable displacement engine having selectively engageable rocker arm with positioning device: Systems and methods for selectively activating and deactivating gas exchange valves in a variable displacement internal combustion engine include a rocker arm having a positioning device that opposes movement of a lash adjustment device while deactivated to position a coupling hole of the rocker arm within a desired coupling range... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl/dsb
20090107430 - Control device for diesel engine: A control device for a diesel engine has a valve timing switching mechanism capable of selectively switching between first opening/closing timing and second opening/closing timing for an exhaust valve. The first opening/closing timing is set such that the period for which the exhaust valve is open overlaps the period for... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090107431 - Variable valve system for internal combustion engine: The invention relates to a variable valve system for an internal combustion engine including an electric motor that can be rotated in any one of a normal rotation direction and a reverse rotation direction; a first cam that is driven by the electric motor; a second cam that has a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090107432 - Cylinder valve operating system for reciprocating internal combustion engine: A cylinder valve operating system for an internal combustion engine includes a camshaft driving a number of intake and exhaust valve operators which may be selectively disabled through the operation of a valving system including a hydraulic phase shifter integrated with the camshaft and connected between a source of high... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20090107433 - Valve timing controller: A control valve is provided with a spool and a supply port through which an operating oil is supplied. The spool is provided with an advance check valve and a retard check valve. The advance check valve restricts an operating oil flow flowing from the advance chamber to the supply... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090107434 - Systems and methods for managing camshaft torsional loading: Systems and methods for managing camshaft dynamic loads associated with actuation of a camshaft-driven auxiliary device in a multiple-cylinder internal combustion engine apply positive and negative torque to the camshaft in a phased relationship relative to actuation of the auxiliary device and optionally relative to actuation of intake or exhaust... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl/dsb
20090107435 - Lubricating system for valve operating system: A lubricating system for a valve operating system includes a valve operating system configured to reciprocate a valve for substantially opening and closing a port connected to a combustion chamber of an engine, and an ejecting device provided with an outlet from which a lubricating liquid is ejected. The valve... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20090107427 - Roller tappet for internal combustion piston engines comprising an anti-rotation device: An internal combustion piston engine comprising at least one cylinder head, said cylinder head closing at least one cylinder, inlet and outlet channels of said cylinder head being regulated, each one, by at least one inlet and outlet valve that is loaded by a closing spring, said inlet and outlet... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.
20090107436 - Laser igniter having integral pre-combustion chamber: An igniter for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The igniter may have a body, and a pre-combustion chamber integral with the body and having at least one orifice. The igniter may further have a focusing device configured to direct at least one beam of light energy into the pre-combustion... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090107437 - Rf igniter having integral pre-combustion chamber: An igniter for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The igniter may have a base, and a cap fixedly connected to the base to form an integral pre-combustion chamber. The cap may have at least one orifice. The igniter may also have an electrode extending through the base and at... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090107438 - Pre-chamber igniter having adjustable electrode: An igniter for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The igniter may have a body, and a pre-combustion chamber integral with the body and having at least one orifice. The igniter may also have at least one electrode extending into the pre-combustion chamber. The at least one electrode may be... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090107439 - Pre-chamber igniter having rf-aided spark initiation: An igniter for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The igniter may have a body, and a pre-combustion chamber integral with the body and having at least one orifice. The igniter may also have at least one electrode associated with the pre-combustion chamber. The at least one electrode may be... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090107440 - Electrode for an ignition device: An electrode for an ignition device is made from a dilute nickel alloy which has improved resistance to high temperature oxidation, sulfidation, corrosive wear, deformation and fracture and includes at least 90% by weight of nickel; zirconium; boron and at least one element from the group consisting of aluminum, magnesium,... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20090107441 - Adaptive fuel control strategy for engine starting: As one example, a method is provided for controlling a relative amount of air and fuel that is provided to a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine. The method comprises adjusting a relative amount of air and fuel provided to the combustion chamber during an engine start based on... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090107442 - High pressure piston pump actuating system using automotive starter system: An apparatus for providing pressurized fuel for an engine includes an electric motor operative to crank said engine, a fuel pump, and a gear reduction device. This gear reduction device includes a worm and worm wheel and operates to receive a high speed input from said electric motor and to... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090107443 - Voltage sag prevention apparatus and method: A vehicle includes an engine, a controller for turning off the engine when the vehicle is idle, a motor/generator for starting the engine, an inverter for converting a DC auxiliary voltage from a battery into an AC voltage for powering the motor/generator, and a device for isolating a DC voltage... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20090107444 - Induction regulator block: The invention provides a manifold block for improving the efficiency of an internal combustion engine. The manifold block is arranged to be located between an inlet manifold and a cylinder head of the engine, and comprises a block of material having at least one manifold channel there through. The manifold... Agent: Casella & Hespos
20090107445 - Recoil starter: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a recoil starter including: a base plate that has a bearing portion formed therein; a rotary shaft that is supported by the bearing portion so as to pass through the base plate; a rope reel that is rotatably supported... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090107446 - Apparatus for the operation of a work object: An apparatus for the operation of a work object, in which the work object has a chamber adapted to receive a work material for the performance of an operation of the work material and converting the work material into a resulting substance and the apparatus has a first passage adapted... Agent: Rodney K. Worrel Worrel & Worrel
20090107447 - Pressure reactive piston for reciprocating internal combustion engine: A pressure reactive piston for an internal combustion engine includes an axially directed central bore formed within a piston ring portion of the piston, which houses a slidably mounted crown which cooperates with the central bore to define a gas chamber which is closed off from the environment by means... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20090107448 - Aggregate carrier: An aggregate carrier is provided for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle that serves to connect motor vehicle aggregates to the internal combustion engine and for this purpose includes, but is not limited to a first mount to be connected to the internal combustion engine. The first mount... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20090107450 - Fuel line protective cover: A fuel line protective cover is disclosed. The fuel line protective cover includes a first leg configured to be mounted to a top surface of an engine and configured to extend the length of an engine. The fuel line protective cover further includes at least one second leg configured to... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090107449 - Windage tray: A windage tray apparatus is provided and is configured to be mountable within a crankcase at least partially defined by an engine block of an internal combustion engine. The crankcase has a first bay and a non-adjacent second bay. The internal combustion engine has a crankshaft rotatably supported within the... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20090107451 - Engine speed sensitive oil pressure regulator: A pressure regulator for a power source may include a housing in fluid communication with a pressurized fluid line and a reservoir, and a pressure relief valve having an open position that creates a flow path between the pressurized fluid line and the reservoir, and a closed position. The pressure... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090107452 - Multi-link engine: A multi-link engine has a piston coupled to a crankshaft to move inside an engine cylinder. A piston pin connects the piston to an upper link, which is connected to a lower link by an upper link pin. A crank pin of the crankshaft rotatably supports the lower link thereon.... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20090107453 - Multi-link engine: A multi-link engine has a piston coupled to a crankshaft to move inside an engine cylinder. A piston pin connects the piston to an upper link, which is connected to a lower link by an upper link pin. A crank pin of the crankshaft rotatably supports the lower link thereon.... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20090107454 - Multi-link variable compression ratio engine: A multi-link variable compression ratio engine is provided with a crankshaft, a piston, a control shaft, a linkage, a motor and a reduction mechanism. The crankshaft moves the piston within an engine cylinder. The control shaft has an eccentric axle eccentric relative to its center-axis. The linkage operatively connects the... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20090107455 - Engine idle speed and turbocharger speed control: Various methods are described for controlling engine operation for an engine having a turbocharger and direction injection. One example method includes performing at least a first and second injection during a cylinder cycle, the first injection generating a lean combustion and the second injection injected after combustion such that it... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090107456 - Engine idle speed and turbocharger speed control: Various methods are described for controlling engine operation for an engine having a turbocharger and direction injection. One example method includes performing at least a first and second injection in response to a driver action. The first and second injection may be performed during a cylinder cycle, the first injection... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090107457 - Internal combustion engine with multiple spark plugs per cylinder and ion current sensing: A system and method for operating a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having at least two spark plugs per cylinder include selectively isolating all but one spark plug associated with the cylinder at least during an ionization current sensing period to reduce or eliminate interference among ionization current signals flowing... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl/dsb
20090107458 - Differential torque operation for internal combustion engine: A method of operating an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders including at least a first cylinder and a second cylinder, the method comprising firing the first cylinder and the second cylinder in an alternating sequence; during a first mode, adjusting an operating parameter of the engine to... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090107459 - Carburetor electronic fuel injection plenum: A injection conversion body with internal injector compartment for converting a normally carbureted internal combustion engine to a fuel injected engine while concealing the fuel delivery system. The original engine carburetor is removed. The plenum assembly is mated to the original engine intake manifold and a suitable throttle body is... Agent: Royal W. Craig Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver
20090107460 - Fuel-injected engine and method of assembly thereof: An internal combustion engine is disclosed, having at least one combustion chamber disposed in an engine casing. At least one fuel injector is mounted to the engine casing for supplying fuel to the at least one combustion chamber. The at least one fuel injector has at least one fuel supply... Agent: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (brp)
20090107461 - Direct injection fuel system with reservoir: A method of operating a fuel delivery system for an internal combustion engine is described. The system may include a plurality of direct cylinder injectors, a fuel rail upstream of the injectors, a first pump, and a second pump coupled downstream of the first pump and to the fuel rail.... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090107462 - Fuel system having a one-piece hollow tube connection: A fuel system for an engine including a cylinder head having a first bore and a second bore intersecting the first bore is disclosed. The fuel system includes a common rail and a fuel injector coupled to the cylinder head and at least partially received within the first bore. The... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090107463 - Fuel injection valve: A valve element is movable in a main body for opening and closing the nozzle hole. A pressure control chamber is formed at an end of the valve element and configured to receive high-pressure fuel to bias the valve element so as to close a nozzle hole. A first communication... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090107469 - Control unit for internal combustion engine: There is proposed a control unit for an internal combustion engine, which comprises a boost circuit, a switching element, a current detecting resistor and a controller and is designed to be actuated such that the boost circuit is used to boost a power source voltage to create a boosted voltage... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090107470 - Electronic fuel pump: A fuel pump for deployment in a fuel system for an internal combustion engine comprises a 3-phase brushless direct current motor, a sling vane impeller with blade-shaped sling vanes, sensorless electronic motor drive and an electronic controller. The controller is adapted to receive analog or pulse-width modulation inputs to control... Agent: Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, L.c.
20090107471 - Fuel supply apparatus: The present invention includes a fuel supply apparatus having a pressure regulator for regulating a pressure of fuel supplied from a fuel pump to a target, such as an internal combustion engine of an automobile. The pressure regulator includes a first pressure chamber, a second pressure chamber and a third... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20090107472 - Fuel vapor processing apparatus: The present invention includes a first canister disposed within an intake air passage. The first canister communicates with a fuel tank via a second canister, so that a fuel vapor produced within the fuel tank can be purged by the second canister and further by the first canister. The second... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20090107473 - Cold start structure for multipoint fuel injection systems: Cold start structure (10) for a fuel injection system includes a fuel rail (12) constructed and arranged to receive a source of fuel. A plurality of fuel injectors (14) is provided with each fuel injector being mounted to the fuel rail to receive fuel. Each fuel injector includes an injector... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC04/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090101087 - Supercharger: A supercharger includes a housing, and a turbine shaft supported in a center hole in the housing through rolling bearings. Lubricating oil for the rolling bearings exists only within the housing. A cooling water jacket is provided within a body portion of the housing over a region from one axial... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090101113 - Variable compression ratio internal combustion engine: A variable compression ratio internal combustion engine rotates a camshaft to cause relative movement between a crankcase and a cylinder block. The camshaft has a shaft member, a cam member fixed to the shaft member, and a movable bearing member rotatable with respect to the shaft member. The cam member... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090101088 - Engine unit and vehicle provided with the same: An engine unit with a decreased height dimension and longitudinal length comprises an engine and a throttle body assembly. The throttle body assembly includes front and rear throttle bodies formed with front and rear air cylinders and throttle valves. A fuel supply pipe is arranged between central axes of the... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090101089 - Two-cycle swash plate internal combustion engine: A power-generation device comprising at least one cylinder, at least one cylinder head, at least one piston having a crown for improved lubricant circulation and an output shaft, having a central axis having a fixed angular relationship to the central axis of the cylinder. A swash plate, having a first... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section
20090101090 - Controller of variable valve actuator: The present invention provides a variable valve mechanism control device that is capable of reducing the power consumption and rating of an electric motor by allowing camshaft rotary inertia torque to reduce spring reaction force during a valve lift. Camshaft rotary inertia force is increased to a value not smaller... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090101092 - Variable displacement pump, valve timing control device using the variable displacement pump, and valve timing control system using the variable displacement pump, for use in internal combustion engines: A variable displacement pump including a chamber volume varying mechanism including a moveable member, a first biasing member always biasing the moveable member in such a direction as to increase volumes of the working fluid chambers, and a second biasing member that is disposed with a set load and applies... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090101091 - Variable valve lift transition control methods and systems: A system for controlling a variable valve lift system of an engine comprises a delay module that estimates a total delay based on at least one of a measured and an estimated delay of the variable valve lift system. A variable valve control module commands one of a first transition... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090101093 - Valve timing control device: A valve timing control device includes a driving side rotational member, a driven side rotational member, a retarded angle chamber, an advanced angle chamber, a first control valve, a supply passage supplying the fluid to the first control valve, a first pump pumping the fluid to a vapor liquid separating... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090101094 - Variable valve timing system: An ECU transmits a pulsed operation command signal, indicating operation commands for an electric motor used as a VVT actuator, to an electric-motor EDU. The electric-motor EDU recognizes the combination of the direction in which the actuator should be operated (actuator operation direction) and the control mode based on the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090101095 - Variable valve timing system and method for controlling the same: In an intake valve phase control after an engine stop command is issued, a stop-time phase is used as a target value. In the intake valve phase control, when the mode changeover condition is not satisfied, and an electric motor that serves as an actuator is not in a locked-state,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090101096 - Valve system for overhead-camshaft-type internal combustion engine, and engine incorporating same: A valve system of an overhead-camshaft-type internal combustion engine includes a cam holder fastened to a cylinder head having a combustion chamber formed therein. The cam holder supports a camshaft, and is disposed above the combustion chamber. The cam holder includes a bottom wall, a pair of oppositely-facing support walls... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20090101097 - Valve driving device for internal combustion engine: A lost motion spring is disposed to contact at one end an oscillating member interposed between a cam and a valve for synchronizing the oscillating of the valve with the rotation of the cam. The lost motion spring impels the oscillating member toward the cam. A spring support shaft is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090101098 - Celo method for vehicle: A CELO method is carried out when cooling water of an engine is not sufficiently warmed upon the startup of a vehicle in the winter. A CELO is carried out in various modes according to negligence levels a vehicle, wherein the negligence levels are divided into a total negligence level,... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090101099 - Intake pipe of internal combustion engine: An intake pipe of an internal combustion engine includes a main flow passage allowing air introduced into the engine to flow therethrough, an upper branch flow passage branching off from the main flow passage and communicating with #2 cylinder, #4 cylinder, and #6 cylinder, a lower branch flow passage branching... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090101100 - Air intake device for vehicle internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine for a vehicle comprises a pair of intake collectors (3A, 3B) and a communicating pipe (13) connecting the pair of intake collectors (3A, 3B). A negative pressure supply port (15) supplying intake negative pressure of the internal combustion engine to a brake booster is provided at... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090101102 - Compact output speed reduction system: An appliance set comprising an appliance for receiving a rotational drive at an input shaft; an internal combustion engine having a crankshaft and an oil pump having at least one gear driven from the crankshaft; and a coupling that mechanically couples the input shaft to the said gear whereby the... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
20090101101 - Load control device for engine of work vehicle: A device for use in a work vehicle such as a wheel loader, capable of reliably preventing engine stall due to rapid application of high hydraulic load, without causing problems such as deterioration in fuel efficiency or vehicle performance and waste of energy. When the operator rapidly operates the loader... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090101103 - Rotary piston engine and method for designing the same: A rotary piston engine includes a generally triangular rotor, a pair of side housings, a rotor housing which is assembled with the rotor and the pair of side housings to define three working chambers, an intake port formed in at least one of the side housings, and an exhaust port... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20090101104 - Air valve and method of use: An air valve and its method of use including an air valve housing; a throttle plate disposed on a throttle shaft; a driven gear attached on the throttle shaft; a brushless direct current motor assembly in connection via a pinion with the driven gear; an integrated electronic valve controller including... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20090101105 - Engine rotation speed controller for working machine: When an engine rotation speed in an engine for working machine without a governor mechanism is increase-and-decrease-controlled by switching ignition timings at a predetermined rotation speed, the response delay of the engine rotation speed with respect to the throttle opening operation is suppressed. The engine rotation speeds for switching the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090101106 - Method of controlling heating during idling of vehicle: A method of controlling heating while a vehicle is idling is disclosed. The method comprises: determining whether a state of readiness for idle heating exists; determining whether the vehicle is slopped; determining whether a temperature outside the vehicle reaches a winter temperature; and thereby operating an idle heating mode when... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090101107 - Engine controller of hydraulic shovel: [MEANS FOR SOLVING THE PROBLEMS] This hydraulic shovel (1) includes a selection means (28) for an engine (2) which is capable of arbitrarily selecting either of an isochronous control and a droop control, and a traveling detection means (4) for detecting the traveling state of a traveling device (20). The... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090101108 - Method and device for monitoring control and regulating loops in an engine system: A method for monitoring a control loop or a regulating loop in a system, in particular in an engine system in a motor vehicle, is described. A characteristic value is ascertained from a preset value and a system variable of the regulating loop or the control loop during one or... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090101109 - Method and device for controlling an internal combustion engine: In a method and a device for controlling an internal combustion engine (1), the accuracy of the detection of knocking in an internal combustion engine (1) can be increased by determining a reference ignition advance angle for an actual operating point of the internal combustion engine (1) at which the... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090101110 - Method and device for ascertaining a cylinder pressure feature: A method for determining one or more cylinder pressure features for setting the combustion position in an internal combustion engine includes ascertaining a curve of a cylinder pressure or a curve of a cylinder pressure gradient with respect to a crankshaft angle, filtering the curve of the cylinder pressure or... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090101111 - System and method to control pre-ignition in an internal combustion engine: An engine system and method are disclosed for controlling pre-ignition of an alcohol fuel. In one embodiment, the fuel injection timing is adjusted to cause the fuel to avoid combustion chamber surfaces. In another embodiment, the fuel injection timing is adjusted to spray the fuel directly onto the piston surface... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20090101112 - Piezo intensifier fuel injector and engine using same: A common rail fuel injection system includes a piezo intensifier fuel injector that includes a plurality of components. Among these are a needle valve member, an intensifier piston, a first piezo stack electrical actuator and a second piezo stack electrical actuator. These components have a first configuration at which the... Agent: Caterpillar C/o Liell, Mcneil & Harper
20090101114 - Internal combustion engine having common power source for ion current sensing and fuel injectors: A system and method for controlling operation of a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having fuel injectors and an ionization current sensor include a high-voltage power supply connectable to, and supplying substantially the same nominal boosted voltage relative to nominal battery voltage to, the fuel injectors and ionization sensor during... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl/dsb
20090101115 - Control apparatus and control method for internal combustion engine: In at least a first cycle at startup, an opening timing of an exhaust valve is controlled to 45 degrees before-bottom-dead-center of an exhaust stroke, or to a retard side of the normal closing timing that is set after warm-up is complete. Also, the closing timing of the exhaust valve... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090101116 - Fuel pump: A fuel pump has a pump stage (2) driven by an electric motor (1). Brushes (17) for contacting a commutator (16) are radially arranged next to a rotor (6). To this end, a stator (4) encircling the rotor (6) has pockets for accommodating these brushes (17). Connecting contacts (20) electrically... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090101117 - Fuel supply devices: The present invention includes a fuel supply device for installation within a fuel tank. The fuel supply device includes a fuel pump, a fuel filter, a reservoir cup or a sub-tank. The fuel pump and the fuel filter are disposed within the reservoir cup, so that the fuel within the... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20090101119 - Carbon canister cap with integrated device: A carbon canister filter box having an integrated cap. The integrated cap incorporates one or more components, such as vent solenoids, pressure sensors, an internal honeycomb feature for assisting in trapping hydrocarbons from the fuel vapor, and purge ports. The integrated cap sealingly attaches to a carbon canister vapor recovery... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090101118 - Fuel supply system with a gas adsorption device: Disclosed is a process of supplying a gaseous fuel from a fuel storage vessel to a secondary device.... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.
20090101120 - Fuel saving device: A fuel-saving device is disclosed. The device comprises a radiating members unit having a plurality of radiating members arranged in spaced-apart and arranged in an alignment; net body for mounting to each of the spaced-apart radiating members, wherein the fuel-saving device is disposed onto the front end of a catalyst... Agent: Leong C Lei
20090101121 - Intake air flow rate detection for internal combustion engine: An intake air flow rate detection device for an internal combustion engine (100), including a sensor (61, 63) that detects an operating condition of the internal combustion engine (100), an air flow meter (21) that disposed in the intake passage (20) upstream of the supercharging device (41), and a programmable... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090101122 - Multi-cooler egr cooling: A system is described for coordination of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) flow through and around a plurality of EGR coolers differently depending on operating conditions.... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090101123 - Multiple height fluid mixer and method of use: A mixer assembly (204, 603) for mixing intake air from an intake system (124) with exhaust gas from an exhaust gas recirculation system (134) to yield a mixture stream includes an intake air conduit (202, 700) having an inlet (206, 706) fluidly connected to the intake system. The mixer assembly... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company
20090101124 - Blow-by gas processing device for internal combustion engine: Blow-by gas in a plurality of crank chambers (71-73) in a V-shaped internal combustion engine is led to a plurality of gas introducing chambers (9a, 9b, 9c) via communicating holes (11-14). The blow-by gas then flows into an oil separator (31), which extends in a front-aft direction of the internal... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090101125 - Method and device for controlling an internal combustion engine when changing operating modes: In a method for controlling an internal combustion engine (10) during which two operating modes (OPMOD) are switched between under the permissible variation of at least one first and one second torque manipulated variables if, as a result, a torque-neutral changing over into the target operating mode (OPMOD_F) can be... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department04/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090095237 - Photon-ion-electron hydrogen generator plug: The photon-ion-electron hydrogen generator plug is a plug for generating hydrogen gas from ambient air drawn into the piston chamber of an engine. The plug includes a cathode filament that glows “white hot” when an electric current is supplied thereto. A positively charged anode is disposed adjacent the filament. The... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20090095238 - Tunable hybrid bracket assembly: A motor vehicle engine and cooling fan arrangement mounted together by means of a tunable bracket assembly. The bracket assembly includes a bracket member, a washer and a bushing. The bracket member has an angled configuration for attenuating vehicular noise, vibration and harshness and the washer integrally formed therewith. The... Agent: Freudenberg-nok General Partnership Legal Department
20090095260 - method to convert free-piston linear motion to rotary motion: Embodiments described herein include a method for converting free-piston linear motion to rotary motion, comprising: providing a free-piston generator or motor/generator that includes one or more pistons; and, for each piston, a surface is provided defining a helical channel, wherein the piston is rotated in a single direction through the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090095261 - Variable stroke engine: A variable stroke engine includes an end portion of a connecting rod, which is connected at one end portion thereof to a piston by a piston pin, and an end portion of a control rod, which is connected at one end portion thereof to an eccentric shaft, and which are... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090095262 - Variable stroke engine: A variable stroke engine has a crankshaft, a camshaft, and a rotational shaft, having an eccentric shaft, which are rotatably supported in a crankcase so as to have axes parallel to one another. A connecting rod is connected, at one end portion thereof, to a piston by a piston pin,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090095269 - Two-cycle engine: In a stratified scavenging two-cycle engine 1 whose crankshaft 30 is cantilevered, a crankcase 20 is provided with an opening 23 for housing the crankshaft 30, and a thick wall of the crankcase 20 is provided with a crankcase air passage 24. The opening 23 is fitted with a carburetor... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090095239 - Valve apparatus for an internal combustion engine: A method includes operating an internal combustion engine according to a four-stroke combustion cycle. The four-stroke combustion cycle includes a combustion stroke, an exhaust stroke, an intake stroke and a compression stroke. A valve associated with a cylinder of the internal combustion engine is opened at a first time during... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090095241 - Cam follower for the variable actuation of a gas-exchange valve of an internal combustion engine: The cam follower has a roller, which is movable, between a first axial position and a second axial position and which alternately transmits elevations, which are different from one another. The cam has a cylinder-piston unit, which has a pressure medium space for moving the roller from the first axial... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20090095242 - Stroke-transmitting device: In a stroke-transmitting device for a variable transmission of an operating stroke to a member to be actuated, specifically a gas exchange valve for an internal combustion engine, including a control unit with first and second control structures, a control cam coupling the first and second control structures and having... Agent: Klaus J. Bach
20090095243 - Valve-stroke controls: A valve-stroke control apparatus continuously varies the stroke of a valve in an engine, and selectively maintains it in a closed position, while the engine is in operation. The control apparatus includes a force-transmitting rod which is pivoted by a cam and a cam-contact roller. An additional roller on one... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090095240 - Schaltbares bauteil fuer einen ventiltrieb einer brennkraftmaschine: The invention proposes a switchable component (1) for a valve train of an internal combustion engine, said component (1) comprising a housing (2) in whose bore (3) an axially displaceable inner element (4) comprising coupling elements (5) is received, said coupling elements (5), for effecting coupling, being able to be... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20090095244 - Method for controlling a variable event valvetrain: A method to start an internal combustion engine having a variable event valvetrain is provided. The method includes increasing the speed of said internal combustion engine during a start from a stopped position after a request to start said internal combustion engine. The method may further include increasing an intake... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090095245 - Circuit for protecting against shorts in starter motor and battery charging cables: When an ignition switch (22) is operated to other than a start position for cranking an engine (20), a switch (relay 28) places a megafuse (30) in circuit with protecting cables to the electric starter motor (18) and alternator (16) to protect against shorts. When ignition switch (22) is operated... Agent: International Truck Intellectual Property Company,
20090095246 - Starter of small engine: Energy is stored in the horse power spring to surely start the engine. The stopper having the engaging engageable with the end behind the rotation direction of the cam plate depressed area is arranged at near the cam plate which is integrally formed with pulley fixed to the engine crank... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090095247 - Intake valve for lessening accumulation of high boiling fraction from fuel: An intake valve for a combustion engine includes a valve guide having a bore and a lower end surface surrounding the bore, and a valve stem having an upper valve stem portion moving up and down within the bore of the valve guide and a valve at the lower end... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20090095248 - Power assembly for internal combustion engine with in-cylinder deposit scraper: A power assembly for an internal combustion engine includes a cylinder with a circular wall defining a first inside diameter. A piston is reciprocably housed within the cylinder. An integral, unitary piston deposit scraper is formed in a portion of the circular wall of the cylinder by upsetting a portion... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20090095249 - Air filter assembly for combustion tool: A filter element for a combustion tool includes a filter medium having pores with a pore size greater than a target particle size.... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.
20090095251 - Method for operating an internal combustion engine and internal combustion engine for such a method: In a method for operating a direct-injection auto-ignition internal combustion engine and a correspondingly configured internal combustion engine including a piston top having integrally formed therein a piston recess which merges into an essentially annular stepped space and an injector forming injection jets directed toward the stepped space, the jets... Agent: Klaus J. Bach
20090095252 - Engine unit and vehicle including the same: An engine unit that has a throttle valve driving actuator securely fixed thereto, and in which the vibration caused on the actuator is small. The engine unit includes a V-type engine and a throttle body assembly. The throttle body assembly has first and second front and rear throttle bodies, an... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090095253 - Device for generating a vacuum in a motor vehicle: A device is provided for producing and/or augmenting a partial vacuum in a motor vehicle, in particular for operating a partial vacuum brake servo-unit. The device includes, but is not limited to a throttle unit, which has at least one throttle valve housing and a throttle valve which is arranged... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20090095254 - Engine unit and vehicle including the same: An engine unit includes a V-type engine and a throttle body assembly. The throttle body assembly has front and rear throttle bodies, an actuator and a second rotational shaft. The front throttle bodies include front throttle valves that open and close front cylinders. The rear throttle bodies include rear throttle... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090095255 - Method for assisting in starting a motor vehicle and corresponding device: A method for assisting starting of a motor vehicle by application of engine torque on starting the vehicle. In the method parameters for detection of the starting of the motor vehicle are recorded. A set point for engine management is calculated from a parameter for the driver's command. A torque... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090095256 - Method and device for controlling an internal combustion engine: In order to control an internal combustion engine according to the invention, a polytropic exponent is determined in accordance with at least two measured values of the pressure in the combustion chamber of the cylinder, said measured values being detected after closing the gas discharge valve and before successively opening... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090095257 - Fuel injection system with high-pressure fuel reservoir and gap filter as pressure vibration damper: A fuel injection system has a high-pressure fuel reservoir with at least one fuel feed and at least one fuel discharge, wherein the fuel feed interacts with a high-pressure fuel pump and the fuel discharge interacts with a fuel injection valve. Arranged in the fuel discharge and/or fuel feed of... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090095258 - Fuel injection system: A fuel injection system for an internal combustion engine includes an engine management system, a return conduit connected to a low-pressure fuel system, and a common rail for storing and supplying a relatively high-pressure fuel to injectors. Each injector has a nozzle for injecting fuel into the engine, a valve... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20090095259 - Fuel system for improved engine starting: A method for operating fuel system that supplies fuel to a plurality of injectors in an internal combustion engine via a first pump and a second pump with a bypass circuit coupled between the first and second pump for returning fuel to a fuel tank, the pumps connected in series,... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090095263 - Gearwheel mechanism: In a gearwheel mechanism for driving a secondary unit such as a fuel pump driven via the gear wheel mechanism by a primary unit, a driven gear mounted on the secondary unit is provided with a positioning element including sections covering teeth areas of the driven gear so that those... Agent: Klaus J. Bach
20090095264 - Fuel supply system: A fuel supply system includes a fuel pump, a filter element, a pressure regulating valve, and a filter case. The filter case is configured to cover radially inner and outer surfaces of the filter element. The filter case has a receiving portion. A bottom portion of the receiving portion and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090095265 - Fuel supply device: A fuel supply device supplies fuel contained in a fuel tank to a combustion engine. The fuel supply device comprises an upper unit which is fixed to an installation hole formed on an upper surface of the fuel tank, a lower unit placed inside the fuel tank, a fuel pump... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20090095266 - Ozonation apparatus: An ozonation apparatus is disclosed. The ozonation apparatus is installable upstream of an air intake of at least one cylinder of an internal combustion engine. The ozonation apparatus comprises a casing having an intake port and an exhaust port and a cavity extending therebetween and defining a direction of flow;... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20090095267 - Magnetic apparatus comprising vanes and grooves for the treatment of supply fuels: The inventive apparatus relates to a magnetic apparatus comprising vanes and grooves for fuel supply treatment. The inventive apparatus consists of a tubular device which is installed in the fuel supply line and which houses a second tube. According to the inventive apparatus, the second tube in turn contains a... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20090095268 - Two-cycle engine: Through holes formed on an atomization pipe can prevent fuel adhering on inner walls of the through holes from escaping. In addition, when fuel adhering on an inner circumferential surface of the atomization pipe flows toward a downstream side, the fuel enters the through holes. Thus, the fuel can be... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC04/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090090312 - Alternative fuel engine: An apparatus and method for converting fluid molecules from a liquid state into a vapor state wherein the fluid has unnatural bond angles. The apparatus comprises a resistor-capacitor (RC) circuit, a chamber to contain the RC circuit and the fluid and a power source to provide power to the RC... Agent: Cislo & Thomas LLP
20090090313 - Method and apparatus for enhancing the utilization of fuel in an internal combustion engine: In one aspect of the present invention, a mixture of conventional gasoline and hydrogen-containing additive, such as ethanol, destined for use as a fuel for an ICE, is processed through a fuel generator interposed between a source of the fuel mixture and an internal combustion engine (ICE). Within the fuel... Agent: Pitts And Brittian P C
20090090314 - Cooling fan and method for producing a cooling fan: The invention relates to a cooling fan for a cooling system of the internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, the cooling fan comprising at least one frame (10) for retaining a fan motor and a fan motor (24) for driving a fan wheel (26). The invention is characterized in... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20090090334 - Opposed piston electromagnetic engine: An engine includes a cylinder having a two pistons slidably disposed therein, a port arranged to admit a reactant into the cylinder between the two pistons, and a converter operable with at least one piston to convert mechanical energy of the piston to electrical energy.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090090315 - Horizontally opposed engine: A horizontally opposed engine includes a first cylinder and a second cylinder, a first camshaft, a second camshaft, a crankshaft side sprocket, a first camshaft side sprocket, a second camshaft side sprocket, and a timing chain wound around the sprockets. The timing chain is wound so that it extends substantially... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20090090316 - Engine body structure: h
20090090318 - Method for controlling air-fuel ratio for an alternating valve engine: A method for controlling the air-fuel ratio of an internal combustion engine operating with alternating intake valves is presented. According to the method, engine air-fuel ratio can be adjusted by changing valve timings or fuel during a cylinder cycle.... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090090319 - Variable tappet: A variable tappet includes a tappet body; a variable portion in the tappet body, configured to open and close a valve; and a control portion to maintain the variable portion in either a first state, at which it can open and close the valve, and a second state, at which... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090090320 - Variable valve lift apparatus: A variable valve lift apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention may include an outer part, an inner part disposed in the outer part and connected to a valve, a latching part that is disposed in the outer part and selectively connects the outer part and the... Agent: Dae Sung Kim
20090090321 - Camshaft adjuster for an internal combustion engine: A camshaft adjuster (1) for an internal combustion engine is provided, wherein the relative angle between a drive wheel (2) and an inner rotor associated with a camshaft can be adjusted via hydraulic loading of pressure spaces (9, 10) between an outer rotor (3) and the inner rotor (6), wherein... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090090323 - Variable valve opening property internal combustion engine: In a variable valve opening property internal combustion engine, a control shaft (20) is supported by a control link (21) which is in turn is pivotally supported by a cylinder head (1), and a roller link (22) is pivotally supported by the control shaft. The roller link is provided with... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090090322 - Variable valve timing control apparatus of internal combustion engine: A variable valve timing control apparatus of an internal combustion engine has a drive rotary member rotated by an engine crankshaft, a driven rotary member fixedly connected to a camshaft and transferring a turning force from the drive rotary member to the camshaft, and a phase-change mechanism changing a relative... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090090317 - Tappet apparatus: A tappet apparatus cooperates with a valve and a cam. The apparatus includes a case to reciprocate motion of the cam; and a locking unit in the ease, movable between an activated position at which the valve reciprocates motion of the case, and a deactivated position at which the valve... Agent: Ki Uk Shin
20090090324 - Sealed lash adjuster and method for adjusting amount of liquid sealed in sealed lash adjuster: The liquid is sealed in the lash adjuster so that the volume “V1” of the gas, in the reservoir chamber when the lash adjuster is being produced and the plunger protrudes from the body, is equal to or more than 1.24 times as great as the sum of the volume... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090090325 - Piston skirt oil retention for an internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine is provided having a cylinder case with at least one cylinder bore wall defining at least one cylinder bore. At least one piston is reciprocally movable within the at least one cylinder bore. The at least one piston includes at least one skirt portion preferably having... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20090090327 - Lubrication device of four-stroke engines: A lubricant device of four-stroke engine is provided according to the present invention. The lubricant device is applicable to a four-stroke engine having a cylinder, a crank case, a rocker arm room and a cam room connected to the rocker arm room. The lubricant device mainly has the rocker arm... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090090326 - Method and system for reducing fuel consumption in a diesel engine: l
20090090328 - Method and device for controlling an internal combustion engine: A method and a device for controlling an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders. A fuel metering system includes a fuel reservoir. A fuel level signal is provided which characterizes the fuel level of the fuel reservoir. When the fuel level signal drops below a threshold value, a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090090329 - Apparatus and method for controlling transient operation of an engine operating in a homogeneous charge compression ignition combustion mode: When operating in a homogeneous charge compression ignition combustion mode, an in-cylinder condition guided fueling function and a dedicated exhaust burner disposed in an exhaust gas recirculation system of the engine are used to burn excess oxygen in recirculated exhaust gas and to achieve fast and smooth engine response during... Agent: Gunn & Lee, P.C.
20090090330 - Fuel pump control device: A fuel pump control device including an electric component for controlling a fuel pump is placed in a fuel tank. The electric component is hermetically enclosed in a housing. An adsorbent of a cartridge type for adsorbing fuel vapor is provided in the housing. The housing includes a housing body... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090090331 - Volumetric efficiency based lift pump control: As one example, a method of operating a fuel delivery system of a directly injected internal combustion engine including a plurality of in-cylinder direct fuel injectors, a higher pressure fuel pump and a lower pressure fuel pump is provided. The method comprises operating the lower pressure fuel pump and the... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090090332 - Method and system to mitigate deposit formation on a direct injector for a gasoline-fuelled internal combustion engine: In an internal combustion engine having both a port injector and a direct injector supplying fuel to a cylinder of the engine, a method is disclosed for avoiding deposit formation on and/or inside the tip of the direct injector. The tip temperature is estimated. When the tip temperature exceeds a... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20090090333 - Injection control system: A method of operating a fuel injector including a piezoelectric actuator having a stack of piezoelectric elements, and wherein in use the injector communicates with a fuel rail, the method comprises: applying a discharge current to the actuator for a discharge period so as to discharge the stack from a... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090090335 - Portable gas powered internal-combustion engine arrangement: A gas powered internal combustion engine in which the gas is provided from pressurized liquid gas in an LPG container and in which the LPG container is rigidly mounted adjacent to the internal combustion engine at a preselected angle to be in conductive heat transfer relationship to the internal combustion... Agent: Don B. Finkelstin, Esq. Law Offices Of Don Finkelstein
20090090336 - Internal combustion engine and egr heat exchanger for it: Internal combustion engine wherein a cooling medium inlet of an EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) heat exchanger is fluidly connected to a turbine outlet of a turbocharger so as to use the exhaust gas outputted by the turbine as a coolant.... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20090090337 - Engine blow-by gas returning apparatus: A blow-by gas returning apparatus is arranged to allow blow-by gas leaking from a combustion chamber of an engine into a crank chamber to flow in an intake passage through a returning passage, and to regulate a flow rate of the blow-by gas by a PCV valve placed in the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090090338 - Method and device for adapting the recording of a measured signal for an exhaust probe: An exhaust probe is arranged on an internal combustion engine with multiple cylinders and the injection valves provided for the cylinders measure the fuel. The exhaust probe is arranged on an exhaust manifold, and the measured signal is characteristic of the air/fuel ratio in the corresponding cylinder. The measured signal... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090090339 - Dual mode oxygen sensor: A method for sensing an air-fuel ratio of exhaust gasses from an engine of a vehicle using a sensor, the sensor having a pumping cell and a reference cell, the method comprising pumping a current in the pumping cell during at least a first set of operating conditions; reducing said... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP04/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090084331 - Thermostat assembly having integral cylinder head and thermostat housing: A thermostat assembly for a combustion engine having at least one cylinder is disclosed. The assembly has a cylinder head configured to cap off the at least one cylinder, the cylinder head having a recess fluidly connected to a coolant passage of the combustion engine. The assembly also has a... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090084332 - Cooling water passage structure of cylinder head: In an internal combustion engine, one end of a cylinder head (1) in a longitudinal direction is provided with a cooling water inflow port (19) leading to the inside of the cylinder head (1), while the other end of the cylinder head (1) in the longitudinal direction is provided with... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090084333 - Method and apparatus for continuously variable differential phasing of engine valve operation: An internal combustion engine includes a crankshaft and first and second cam actuated intake valves. A method for operating the engine includes providing a first intake cam configured to actuate the first cam actuated intake valve, and providing a second intake cam configured to actuate the second cam actuated intake... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090084334 - Diesel fuel injection priming system: A fuel injection priming system includes a fuel supply line connected to a fuel supply rail. A plurality of piezoelectric fuel injectors are connected to the fuel supply rail. An injector return fuel line is connected to the fuel injectors and in communication with a fuel supply line via a... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090084335 - System and method for controlling turbulence in a combustion engine: A system for controlling turbulence in a combustion engine having a composite upper intake manifold and a cylinder head. The system includes a composite housing, a composite cartridge, a shaft, a radial gasket, a lever arm, and a press in place gasket. The composite housing includes an open first end... Agent: Joseph V. Tassone, Esq. Dayco Products. LLC
20090084336 - Air intake system for internal combustion engine: A stepless air intake system is disposed on a throttle body of an engine. Each of plural cylinders has an intake tract to funnel air for combustion.... Agent: Boniard I. Brown
20090084337 - Inlet port design to improve scavenging in overhead valve two-stroke engine: (In a Two Stroke engine, there is very little opportunity for scavenging residual exhaust gas, without using impractical exhaust pipe tuning.) Our design utilises momentum air-filling of the cylinder. We use overhead poppet valves, but we have positioned the inlet valve at an angle, and partly recessed it. The angled... Agent: Malcolm Cochran
20090084338 - Exhaust control device for vehicle engine: An exhaust control device for a vehicle engine wherein an exhaust pipe forms an exhaust passage along with an exhaust port is connected to a cylinder head via the exhaust port. A rotary valve is capable of changing the opening area of the exhaust passage. The rotary valve being disposed... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090084339 - Internal combustion engine: A cylinder of an internal combustion engine is communicated with intake ports. Each of intake valves and each of fuel injection valves are provided to a corresponding one of the intake ports to inject fuel into a combustion chamber through a curved portion and an opening of the corresponding intake... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090084340 - Cylinder head: A cylinder head includes: a bottom wall portion; an outer circumferential wall portion defining inside thereof a disposition space where valves which open and close combustion chambers, rocker arms, a camshaft which actuates the rocker arms, and a rocker arm shaft which supports the rocker arms are disposed; a longitudinal... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090084341 - Cylinder head: A cylinder head includes: a bottom wall portion; an outer circumferential wall portion defining inside thereof a space; a longitudinal wall portion extending to define, in the space, an intake side where an intake camshaft is disposed and an exhaust side where an exhaust camshaft is disposed; first lateral wall... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090084343 - Oil flow passage structure of cylinder block: Disclosed is oil flow passage formation in a cylinder block 11 from an oil pump 12 to an oil cooler 13, having a side surface of the cylinder block 11 on which the oil pump 12 is formed, and an oil flow passage 14 formed in and along the side... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090084342 - Crankcase scavenging mechanism for a four-stroke engine: A crankcase scavenging mechanism for a four-stroke engine is disclosed. A valve operating chamber is assembled from a cylinder head and a cylinder head cover and is communicated with a crankcase. The cylinder head cover is arranged on the top of the cylinder head and is provided with a gas-oil... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090084344 - Air filter system for a vehicle and method for mounting the same: An air filter system is provided for a vehicle. The air filter system includes, but is not limited to a raw air duct, a filter housing with an air filter element, and a filtered air duct to an internal combustion engine. The raw air duct and the filtered air duct... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20090084345 - Reciprocating rotation type engine and power transferring device and hybrid system using the same: A reciprocating rotary engine of the present invention includes a torus-shaped chamber which is divided into two regions. Each divided region forms a sealed chamber. Also, each sealed chamber is divided by a piston attached to a shaft whereby four sealed chambers are formed. Also, a power converter includes two... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090084346 - Gas flow injector and method of injecting gas into a combustion system: An improved gas flow injector has been developed for use in a combustion system. The gas flow injector has an inner nozzle with tubular configuration for directing a first gas stream to a location distal to the gas flow injector. The inner nozzle has an outlet end portion and a... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20090084348 - Method of accurately metering a gaseous fuel that is injected directly into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine: For gaseous fuels that are injected directly into a combustion chamber the mass flow rate through an injection valve can be influenced by changes in the in-cylinder pressure. A method and apparatus are provided for accurately metering a gaseous into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine. The method... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090084347 - System and method for injecting fuel into a direct injection engine: A method for controlling the operation of at least one fuel injector in a four stroke internal combustion engine is provided. The method includes the steps of initiating fuel injection into a combustion chamber during an expansion stroke of the engine, injecting fuel into the combustion chamber during an exhaust... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20090084349 - Fuel management system for variable ethanol octane enhancement of gasoline engines: Fuel management system for efficient operation of a spark ignition gasoline engine. Injectors inject an anti-knock agent such as ethanol directly into a cylinder of the engine. A fuel management microprocessor system controls injection of the anti-knock agent so as to control knock and minimize that amount of the anti-knock... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20090084350 - Fuel-supplying structure for a v-type multi-cylinder engine, and engine incorporating same: In a V-type multi-cylinder engine, a first fuel supply conduit is connected to fuel-injection valves in a first throttle body group corresponding to the first bank, and a second fuel supply conduit is connected to fuel injection valves in a second throttle body group corresponding to the second bank. A... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20090084351 - Idle speed control method for controlling the idle speed of an engine with a continuous variable event and lift system and a fuel control system using the method: The air quantity of ISC is roughly controlled on the basis of the intake-valve lift amount whose air flow rate control range is wide (the air quantity is controlled based on an air flow rate corresponding to each integral multiple of the air flow rate control minimum resolution). The adjustment... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090084352 - Intake charge-regulating apparatus for an internal combustion engine, and engine incorporating same: An intake charge regulating apparatus for an engine includes a throttle body having a throttle bore formed therein for communicating with an intake port, and a throttle valve for controlling flow through the throttle bore. A throttle-driving mechanism includes an electric motor and a transmission mechanism for decelerating a driving... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20090084353 - Internal-combustion-engine combustion condition detection apparatus: An internal-combustion-engine combustion condition detection apparatus that can accurately comprehend a combustion condition is obtained. The internal-combustion-engine combustion condition detection apparatus includes an ion-current detection device (41) that detects an ion current generated during combustion and ignition devices including a first ignition device (21) having a first ignition plug (11)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090084354 - High-pressure pump or injector plug or guide with decoupled sealing land: A unitary high pressure seal provides a fluid seal against multiple surfaces, at least one of which is static and one of which is dynamically loaded. The seal includes a seal body and separated load and sealing lands. The load land interfaces with the static surface, e.g., a valve assembly... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090084356 - Controller for accumulator fuel injection system: A common-rail fuel injection system is equipped with a common-rail, a fuel pump 11, and an injector. The fuel pump has a plurality of fuel pumping systems. A pressure sensor is provided at a fuel inlet of the injector. When the fuel pump supplies fuel to each of the fuel... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090084355 - System and method for metering fuel in a high pressure pump system: A system and method for metering fuel is provided which includes a fuel supply line and a metering valve in fluid connection with the fuel supply line to control a flow of fuel through the fuel supply line. The valve is movable into a closed position to block a primary... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20090084357 - Fuel-supply quantity estimating apparatus and fuel injection system: A variation waveform of fuel pressure is obtained by use of a fuel pressure sensor which detects pressure of fuel supplied to an injector. A quantity of fuel supplied to the injector is estimated based on a waveform of the detected pressure that is greater than a reference value due... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090084359 - Diesel fuel injector removal tool: An improved tool for removal of fuel injectors from the cylinder head of a diesel engine includes a male threaded pulling shaft having a milled top, with a female threaded connector at the bottom for releasable connection to the male threads at the top of a typical fuel injector. A... Agent: Larry D. Johnson
20090084358 - Fuel injector mounting scheme: A fuel delivery system comprises a fuel rail having an inlet, an outlet opening, and a flow channel therein configured to allow fuel to be communicated between the inlet and outlet opening. The system further comprises a fuel injector having a body that includes a keying feature. The system still... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20090084360 - Variable displacement pump with an anti-stiction device: A spacer for use with, and to prevent or reduce the occurrence of stiction in, a fluid device such as a pump. The spacer has a generally ring-shaped body, which has first and second facing surfaces separated by a thickness. The spacer is positioned between a movable member of the... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090084361 - Diesel fuel injection priming system: A fuel injection priming system includes a fuel supply line connected to a fuel supply rail. A plurality of piezoelectric fuel injectors are connected to the fuel supply rail. An injector return fuel line is connected to the fuel injectors and in communication with a fuel supply line via a... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090084362 - Catalyst material for evaporative emission control system: Compositions for use in evaporative emission control systems are disclosed and described. The compositions include a fuel adsorbent material mixed with a catalyst. The catalyst is polymeric and has a specific heat that is higher than the specific heat of the fuel adsorbent material.... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090084363 - Regeneration of evaporative emision control system for plug-in hybrid vehicle: A plug-in hybrid vehicle is driven by one or more electric motors powered by a battery system with supplemental electric power provided by a gasoline engine powered generator. A canister with fuel vapor adsorptive material, connected by a fuel vapor vent passage, is used to admit and temporarily adsorb fuel... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.
20090084364 - Intake air cooler for dual-state turbocharging turbocompressed heat engine and corresponding air circuit: The intake air cooler of the invention comprises a first cooling stage (24) and a second cooling stage (26) grouped in a single heat exchanger housing (30) and sharing a common heat exchanger bundle (28) accommodated in the housing and traversed by a cooling liquid. Application to turbocharged internal combustion... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20090084365 - Load control mechanism for internal combustion engine: To avoid the generation of a pumping loss, a communication passage is formed as a bypass passage between an exhaust port and a combustion chamber in an internal combustion engine. The communication passage is provided with a one-way valve as an exhaust gas return amount adjustment means. The one-way valve... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090084366 - Method and system for liquid fuel gasification: A fuel is aerated in a fuel supply and gasification system for more efficient combustion in a combustion chamber. The gasification system includes a mixing device for mixing a liquid fuel with at least one gas. A gas source feeds the gas to a gas feeding nozzle and through the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20090084367 - Microbubble generator: A microbubble generator includes a fuel pump for pumping fuel with an introduction pipe for guiding the liquid toward the inlet of the fuel pump. An air pipe includes one end joined with the introduction pipe from the side, and the other end opened as an air inlet. A bubble... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090084368 - Ignition system, easy to start for internal combustion engines: and through the use of a stop and/or switch-off system for the combustion engine, which is technically designed or arranged for programming and/or switching to prevent a discharge of the energy storage element during the stopping and coast down procedure of the combustion engine and/or to actuate its charging, so... Agent: Kremblas, Foster, Phillips & Pollick
20090084369 - Ignition coil apparatus for an internal combustion engine: An ignition coil apparatus for an internal combustion engine with a cylinder having first and second spark plugs can reliably detect an ionic current without discharging a bias voltage even at the start of supplying a primary current. The apparatus includes a coil member with primary and secondary coils. The... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090084370 - Apparatus for calculating combustion energy of internal combustion engine: An apparatus for calculating combustion energy of an internal combustion engine having a rotational velocity calculation unit for calculating a rotational velocity of a crank from a time required for the crank angle to change by a predetermined angle, a rotational acceleration calculation unit for calculating a rotational acceleration from... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property GroupPrevious industry: Liquid heaters and vaporizers
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