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Internal-combustion engines May archived by USPTO category 05/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090133666 - Homogeneous charge compression ignition engine with combustion phasing: A homogenous charge compression ignition barrel engine includes an engine housing, a power shaft and a plurality of cylinders surrounding the shaft. Each cylinder has a closed end and an open end. An intake system introduces a combustible mixture into the cylinders. A track is disposed between a first end... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090133646 - Vehicle power steering waste heat recovery: A power steering waste heat recovery system for a vehicle and method of operating is disclosed. The system may include a power steering system and a waste heat absorption system. The power steering system may include a power steering pump, a liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger located downstream of the power steering... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20090133647 - Cooling structure of cylinder head: A coolant passage in a cylinder head of a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine is divided into an intake-side passage below intake ports and extending in a cylinder arranging direction, and an exhaust-side passage including plural exhaust-side lateral passages corresponding to respective cylinders and an exhaust-side longitudinal passage. The exhaust-side lateral... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090133648 - Variable valve actuator with a pneumatic booster: Actuators, and corresponding methods and systems for controlling such actuators, provide independent valve control with a large initial or opening force. In an exemplary embodiment, an actuator includes a driver further including a housing defining a longitudinal axis and first and second directions, an actuation mechanism capable of generating actuation... Agent: Zheng Lou
20090133649 - Engine: An engine can include a first catalyst disposed in a first exhaust passage, a second catalyst disposed in a second exhaust passage to be located upstream of the first catalyst, a variable valve operating mechanism configured to make lifting amounts of a first and second exhaust valves variable between approximate... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090133650 - Valve timing control apparatus: A guide passage is provided between a driving-side rotator and a driven-side rotator to supply lubricating fluid into an interior of the first rotator. A planetary gear is received in the driving-side rotator and is meshed with a gear portion of the driving-side rotator to make a planetary motion and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090133651 - Valve timing control apparatus: An advancing check valve is placed in an advancing connection passage of a spool to enable a flow of hydraulic fluid in a first direction from a retarding port side toward an advancing port side upon placement of the spool in an advancing position and to limit a flow of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090133652 - Valve timing control apparatus: A valve timing control apparatus for controlling valve timing includes a first rotor, a second rotor, and a controller. The second rotor and the first rotor defines therebetween an advance chamber and a retard chamber. The controller includes a supply passage, at least one drain passage, a spool valve, at... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090133653 - Spur gear drive for an internal combustion engine: In a spur gear drive for driving the camshaft of an overhead valve internal combustion engine wherein drive power is transmitted from the crankshaft to the camshaft via spur gears mounted on the crankshaft and the camshaft which is rotatably supported on the cylinder head, a third, intermediate, gear is... Agent: Klaus J. Bach
20090133655 - Laser ignition system: A laser ignition system includes a laser oscillator and an oscillation controller. The laser oscillator is configured to generate laser light into a combustion chamber of an engine. The oscillation controller is configured to cause the laser oscillator to generate a plurality of laser pulses into the combustion chamber in... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090133654 - Method and system to distribute high-energy laser pulses to multiple channels: A method and system to distribute high-power laser pulses to create sparks in individual cylinders of a multi-cylinder engine are provided. A laser provides laser output pulses. A distributor includes a linear array of mirrors with a respective mirror associated with one of the laser plugs. Each mirror is operatively... Agent: Joan Pennington
20090133656 - Ignition source adapted for positioning within a combustion chamber: An ignition source for initiating combustion is provided. The ignition source includes an electrical delivery conductor mounted in a delivery conductor mounting structure. An electrical ground conductor is mounted in a ground conductor mounting structure and extends from the ground conductor mounting structure to a point proximate the delivery conductor... Agent: L.c. Begin & Associates, PLLC
20090133657 - Intake manifold for an internal combustion engine provided with metallic reinforcement brackets for fastening the fuel common rail: An intake manifold for an internal combustion engine comprising an engine head in which there are obtained a number of cylinders; the intake manifold comprises a central body, wherein there are obtained an intake chamber which receives the intake air and a number of conduits each of which connects the... Agent: Venable LLP
20090133658 - Intake manifold for engine: Provided is an intake manifold for an engine, including: a plurality of intake distribution pipes arranged in a side-by-side relation to one another along one side wall; an intake inlet pipe provided in one end wall in a direction of arrangement of the intake distribution pipes; a surge chamber provided... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090133659 - Resin intake apparatus: A resin molded body constituting a resin intake apparatus includes a surge tank and a plurality of branch passages each branching off from the surge tank. A communication passage is formed in a wall forming the surge tank to communicate a bottom of the surge tank with one of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090133660 - Valve, especially rotary piston valve, and exhaust gas return system comprising such a valve: The invention relates to a valve, especially a rotary piston valve (1), for controlling the temperature and quantity of the returned exhaust gas in internal combustion engines. Said valve comprises a valve housing (2) and a control element (3) disposed therein which interacts with a valve face (140 configured in... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090133661 - Balance shaft unit: The present invention relates to a balance shaft unit for mass balancing for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle including at least one balance shaft having at least one balance weight and a housing part in which the balance shaft is journaled. A first gear is associated with... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090133663 - Air cleaner unit for vehicle and fan shroud having the same: An air cleaner unit for a vehicle includes an air cleaner element and an air cleaner housing to be arranged generally above ring portions of a fan shroud. The air cleaner element is disposed in the air cleaner housing such that a predetermined space is provided between a lower surface... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090133662 - Method for operating an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinder banks: A method is provided for operating an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinder banks, of which at least one first cylinder bank is able to be deactivated. At least one cylinder of the first cylinder bank is intermittently activated again during the deactivation of the first cylinder bank.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090133664 - Extreme efficiency rotary engine: This rotary engine configuration combines the four cycles required to produce power, thrust, exhaust, intake, and compression which are merged into a single cycle per revolution. Most engine designs need two revolutions. This requires the mechanical functions to produce power simultaneously; consequently, the parts are performing several functions at the... Agent: Robert J. Reid
20090133665 - Revolving piston internal combustion engine: A revolving piston engine incorporating revolving pistons for improving fuel efficiency, increasing power output, easy cooling and reduced vibration. One or more of revolving piston pairs, each consisting of one piston and one cylinder head, revolve within a ring cylinder, around a common axis in a same direction, but with... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090133667 - Spark ignition engine: A spark ignition engine capable of operating even with a leaner air-fuel mixture to achieve stable ignition and combustion performance. An ignition plug (7) is fitted to a cylinder head (1) through a sleeve (6), and the ignition electrode (7a) of the ignition plug (7) is disposed in a cylinder... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090133668 - Direct injection spark ignition internal combustion engine and fuel injection method for same: A direct injection spark ignition internal combustion engine includes a fuel injector for directly injecting fuel into a cylinder and intensifies a tumble flow using the fuel injected into the cylinder bore at a time near an intake stroke bottom dead center during homogenous combustion. The thrust force of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090133669 - Airflow control apparatus and manufacturing method thereof: An airflow control apparatus includes a housing for being provided at an air intake passage of an engine and having a passage for allowing an intake air to flow therethrough, a shaft rotatably provided at the housing to extend across the air intake passage, and a valve body provided in... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20090133670 - Cold start device for fuel injection pump: A fuel injection pump 1 is provided with a diesel engine having a starter 63 started up by a key switch 61. The fuel injection pump 1 comprises a cold start device 30 having a sparking actuator 38, the starter 63 and the sparking actuator 38. The fuel injection pump... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090133671 - Drive circuit for an injector arrangement and a diagnostic method: The invention relates to a drive circuit for an injector arrangement comprising a first fuel injector in parallel with a capacitive component. The drive circuit comprises: a selector means and diagnostic means. The selector means is operable to select the first fuel injector and/or the capacitive component into the drive... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090133672 - Natural vacuum leak detection device using diaphragm-seal mechanism: A system and method are provided for detecting a leak in an automotive fuel system. The functions of vacuum sensing, vacuum relief (high vacuum relief level) and pressure relief (high pressure relief level) are all performed by a single self-actuated diaphragm-seal valve mechanism.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20090133673 - Fuel vapor treatment system: A fuel vapor treatment system is mounted on a hybrid vehicle having an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. Even when an internal combustion engine is stopped, a discharge of fuel vapor from a first canister to atmosphere can be detected. When the discharge of the fuel vapor from... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090133674 - Fuel gas supply system and method of an lng carrier: A fuel gas supply system of a vessel, such as an LNG carrier, is provided for supplying fuel gas to a high-pressure gas injection engine of an LNG carrier, wherein LNG is extracted from an LNG storage tank of the LNG carrier, compressed at a high pressure, gasified, and then... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090133675 - Apparatus for improving efficiency and emissions of combustion with perpendicular ozone elements: An apparatus improves the efficiency and emissions of a combustion process by producing sufficient amounts of ozone in the air flow to the combustion chamber to enable more complete and cleaner combustion of the fuel. An ozone cell comprises a plurality of cylindrical ozone elements for producing ozone disposed within... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20090133676 - Fuel-heating assembly and method for the pre-heating of fuel an internal combustion engine: A heating assembly that allows an adequate pre-heating of a fuel used in an internal combustion engine is disclosed.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090133677 - Squish flow coupling in an ic engine withhigh energy coil per plug inductive ignition with improved pencil type coils: An improved ignition-combustion system for internal combustion engines with preferably a 2-valve engine 17/18 with dual-ignition 14a,14b with squish-flow channels 12a, 12b, and cylindrical high energy density pencil coils with open ends including biasing magnets 42a to 42d, the spark being 300 to 450 ma peak secondary current Is, and... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP
20090133678 - Method for taking the outgassing of fuel from the engine oil of an internal combustion engine into account: The invention deals with a method for operating an internal combustion engine with engine oil as the lubricant, wherein a fuel mass flow outgassing from the engine oil is ascertained and is taken into account via a map-based pilot control during the metering of a quantity of fuel supplied... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC05/21/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090126655 - Catalytic fuel oil economizer in oil lines of motor vehicle: The present invention discloses Aa vehicle oil-way catalytic fuel economizer which includes a catalyzing device, a heating box enveloping the catalyzing device, electric heating temperature controlling parts, return oil amount regulating parts and a return pipeline for economizing fuel oil. The catalyzing device includes a metal box, catalyzing stack sealed... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090126656 - Method and device for regulating the temperature of an internal combustion engine: A method and device for regulating engine temperature. The device includes a valve control system arranged on a pipe of a cooling circuit of an internal combustion engine connecting the engine to a radiator. The pipe includes a temperature sensor arranged at the engine output and upstream of the valve... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090126657 - Engine cooling system having two cooling circuits: The present disclosure provides an engine cooling system comprising a first cooling circuit and a second cooling circuit, each of which includes a cooling unit for cooling a compressed or charge air from one or more turbochargers of the engine.... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.
20090126658 - Generator cooling system and method: The invention provides to a cooling system and a method of cooling an engine-driven generator. The engine-driven generator includes an engine, a current generator, and a housing. The engine includes an engine air intake, and the current generator includes a generator air intake. The housing includes a first outlet, a... Agent: Briggs And Stratton
20090126659 - Turbocharged engine cylinder head internal cooling: An engine cylinder head has an exhaust manifold cast in the cylinder head. A turbocharger with a turbine body is adapted to mount directly to an exhaust outlet mounting face of the exhaust manifold. A dual level water jacket within the cylinder head has separate coolant feeds for upper and... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20090126660 - Variable compression ratio internal combustion engine and method for discharging coolant from variable compression ratio internal combustion engine: A cylinder block side drain is provided in a cylinder block and a crankcase side drain is provided in a crankcase. A jacket cover is provided in an water jacket of the cylinder block. The jacket cover is pressed against the wall of the water jacket on the crankcase side.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090126661 - Variable valve lift apparatus: A variable valve lift apparatus includes a lift body that contacts a cam and a valve. The lift body has a first hole for receiving hydraulic pressure and a second hole for exhausting the hydraulic pressure. A spring is provided in the lift body. A hydraulic pressure supplying portion supplies... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090126662 - Engines with variable valve actuation and vehicles including the same: An engine includes a camshaft with outer and inner elongate members. The outer elongate member can include a lobe that actuates a valve. The inner elongate member can be axially disposed within a passageway defined by the outer elongate member. The inner elongate member can be movable relative to the... Agent: Ulmer & Berne, LLP Attn: Diane Bell
20090126664 - Valve timing adjusting device: A valve timing adjusting device includes a housing, a first vane rotor, a second vane rotor, a biasing device, and a limiting device. The second vane rotor is coaxial with the first vane rotor. The biasing device has a first end engaged with the first vane rotor and a second... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090126663 - Variable valve timing apparatus and control method for the same: A variable valve timing device delivers rotation of a crankshaft to a first camshaft, and to a second camshaft through the first camshaft. First and second variable valve timing units change phases of the first and second camshafts, respectively. A crankshaft sensor senses angle changes of the crankshaft. A camshaft... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090126665 - Engine rocker arm: A rocker arm includes a first end including a substantially horizontal wall having a receptacle formed therein. A second end of the rocker arm is spaced from the first end and includes a substantially horizontal wall for engaging a valve stem. A pair of spaced substantially parallel vertical sidewalls extend... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090126666 - Engine valve operating system: An engine valve operating system is provided in which a roller in rolling contact with a valve operating cam of a camshaft is axially supported via a roller shaft on a roller support portion provided on a first rocker arm, a second rocker arm having a cylindrical boss portion pivotably... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090126667 - Warming-up device of internal combustion engine: A warming-up device of an internal combustion engine includes a latent heat storage material accommodated in the interior of the internal combustion engine and radiating heat based on a phase change, and a nucleation device within the heat storage material and operating to prompt the phase change of the heat... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090126668 - Internal combustion engine electric discharge structure: An internal combustion engine electric discharge structure is provided which comprises a first electrode and a dielectric material. The first electrode includes a first voltage receiving end and a second engine attachment end with a long thin conductive material that discharges non-equilibrium plasma. The dielectric material covers the first electrode.... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20090126669 - Ignition source adapted for positioning within a combustion chamber: An ignition source for initiating combustion is provided. The ignition source includes an electrical delivery conductor mounted in a delivery conductor mounting structure. An electrical ground conductor is mounted in a ground conductor mounting structure and extends from the ground conductor mounting structure to a point proximate the delivery conductor... Agent: L.c. Begin & Associates, PLLC
20090126670 - Air intake apparatus for internal combustion engine: A housing has an intake passage extending substantially in a vertical direction of a vehicle. A valve is configured to open and close the intake passage. A shaft supports the valve. A bearing supports the shaft. A hose is connected with an upper side of the housing in the vertical... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090126671 - Intake and exhaust device equipped with first valve disk and second valve disk: The intake and exhaust device equipped with a first valve disk and a second valve disk may include a cylinder in which an intake port and an exhaust port are formed, a circular first valve disk in which a first hole corresponding to one of the intake port and the... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090126672 - Handheld work apparatus: A handheld work apparatus has an internal combustion engine (9, 9′, 9″) and a starter device (8). The internal combustion engine has a piston (10, 10″) which has at least one piston ring (37, 38). In order to avoid a delay when starting the engine, at least one recess is... Agent: Walter Ottesen
20090126675 - Apparatus and method for engine head: An apparatus and method for improving performance in an internal combustion engine includes texturing on an inner surface of at least a portion of an engine head. The texturing may include elongated raised portions extending in one or more directions that may aid in controlling and directing pre-combustion and/or combustion... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090126674 - Engine and vehicle: In an engine, a cam cap is attached to an upper portion of a cylinder head by a plurality of bolts. The cam cap includes a fuel injection device fixing base. The fuel injection device fixing base has a fixed portion attachment element and an opening having an elongated shape.... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20090126673 - Thermally insulating element for an engine valve assembly: A cylinder head assembly for an internal combustion engine including a cylinder head at least partially defining a flow path through the engine, including an intake port, an exhaust port, and a combustion chamber disposed between the intake post and the exhaust port. A valve is coupled to the cylinder... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20090126676 - Piston for internal-combustion engines: Disclosed is a piston for internal-combustion engines, which includes a low thermal-conductive member disposed at the top portion thereof, the low thermal-conductive member including an alloy containing Fe and Mn. The low thermal-conductive member includes a sintered body having 10˜60 mass % of Mn, 2 mass % or less of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090126677 - Device comprising a functional element of an internal combustion engine and a carrier: A device includes a functional element of an internal combustion engine and a carrier fastened to a load-bearing structure on or in the internal combustion engine, preferably by a plurality of fastening elements. In order to obtain insensitiveness with respect to thermal deformations, the invention provides that the connection between... Agent: Mark A. Ussai Skf Usa Inc.
20090126678 - Air cleaner: An air cleaner case of an air cleaner used in an engine provides a lower casing holding a cleaner element thereon, and a cover accommodating the cleaner element therein. The lower casing includes a base on which the cleaner element is mounted, an exhaust duct extending downward from the base... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20090126679 - Air filter duct cover: Disclosed is a way to increase the air circulation in buildings with furnaces, air conditioners, etc. with ducts that have openings on filter holders for filters. The present invention would stop the air from being drawn in around the filter opening causing more air being drawn from the return vents... Agent: Michael Ries
20090126680 - Gas-engine-mounted working machine: In a gas-engine-mounted working machine, a gas engine is mounted on a machine body and supplied with fuel gas from a cassette gas canister, a handle column extends rearwardly and upwardly from the machine body, and the cassette gas canister is detachably attached to the handle column. Operating handle is... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090126681 - Rotary internal combustion engine: The present invention provides an improved rotary internal combustion engine having: a housing structure (19) with an internal stationary cavity, an intake air aperture (23), an exhaust aperture (30), an ignition aperture (21) and a fuel aperture (22) located on the surface of the stationary cavity, a rotational body (15)... Agent: Marc E. Hankin, Esq.
20090126682 - Control apparatus and method for direct injection spark ignition internal combustion engine: In a direct injection spark ignition internal combustion engine in which, after the engine has been started at a low temperature, the tumble flow is intensified in each cylinder by the fuel injected at a time near the intake stroke bottom dead center so that homogenous combustion is properly performed... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090126683 - Engine speed control device, a method for controlling engine speed and an aircraft provided therewith: An engine speed control device comprises an engine speed control lever (2) generating an engine speed instruction (POS) and means for delivering the indicative information (&thetas;e) on the actual engine speed. Actuating means (8, 10) are designed in such a way that a mechanical force can be applied on the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090126684 - Engine control apparatus and method: An engine control apparatus has an electric discharge device, a voltage application device, a fuel supplying device, and a control unit. The electric discharge device includes a first electrode and a second electrode. The second electrode is arranged opposite the first electrode to produce radicals within a combustion chamber of... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20090126685 - Ignition control apparatus and method for controlling ignition of a four-cylinder engine: An engine ignition control apparatus for controlling ignition of a multi-cylinder, 4-cycle engine includes dual ignition coils for controlling ignition timing of the respective cylinders during engine operation. The engine ignition control apparatus includes a stroke determination unit for determining a stroke based on crank pulses and on an output... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20090126686 - Capacitor discharge engine ignition device: A capacitor discharge ignition device in which a coil unit including an ignition coil and an exciter coil wound around a common core, and an ignition unit including a circuit board and components of an ignition circuit mounted to the circuit board are housed in a case and molded with... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090126687 - Split-flow pre-filming fuel nozzle: Presented is a pre-filming fuel nozzle that is readily manufacturable and consists of a fuel injector, a nozzle insert that fits over the fuel injector outlet, and a housing that generally encloses the fuel injector and nozzle insert. The housing has an atomizing lip, a fuel inlet passage, and an... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.
20090126689 - Fuel injector having valve with opposing sealing surfaces: A control valve for a fuel injector is disclosed. The fuel injector has a nozzle member with a first end and a second end. The first end of the nozzle member has at least one orifice. In addition, the fuel injector has a drain passageway. The fuel injector also has... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090126688 - Fuel pump control for a direct injection internal combustion engine: A fuel pump for a direct injection internal combustion engine having a body with a valve seat. The valve includes a valve head and the valve is movably mounted to the body between an open position and a closed position. In its open position, the valve head is spaced from... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090126690 - Fuel pump: Fuel pump for common rail engine comprises a plunger reciprocal within a bore to pressurize fuel within a chamber. A drive fir the plunger is co-operable with a cam rider so as to impart axial drive to the plunger while permitting lateral sliding movement of the cam rider. A plunger... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090126691 - Super cooled air and fuel induction system for internal combustion engines: The instant invention provides an apparatus and system for cooling the air charge of an internal combustion engine. More specifically, the instant invention provides an air-induction system suitable to provide cooled air charges to turbocharged, supercharged or naturally aspirated internal combustion engines to increase power output while reducing engine emissions.... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.
20090126692 - Device for switching inductive fuel injection valves: Disclosed are a method and a device for more rapidly switching inductive fuel injection valves. According to the invention, the magnetic retaining forces generated by remanence in a bistable valve comprising an opening and closing coil or by eddy currents in a standard valve comprising an opening coil and a... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20090126694 - Fuel liquid and vapor pressure sensor: A combined liquid and vapor sensor assembly includes a body and a mounting portion for coupling the body to a fuel pump module flange that defines an interface between an interior and an exterior of a fuel tank. A liquid pressure sensor is housed in a recess in the body... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20090126693 - Fuel system comprising a fuel reserve container and a retaining trough: Fuel system intended for a heat engine and comprising a fuel tank, a pipe for filling the tank and a pump for supplying the engine with fuel. The pump is supplied with fuel from a fuel reserve container, the fuel system additionally including a retaining trough independent of the reserve... Agent: Solvay C/o B. Ortego - Iam-nafta
20090126695 - Radial piston pump for supplying fuel at high pressure to an internal combustion engine: A radial piston pump for supplying fuel at high-pressure to an internal combustion engine has a compression chamber arranged in a displacement housing, a reciprocating piston arranged in a cylinder chamber, a suction valve connected to a fuel supply line and has a spring-loaded closure body, an intermediate piece, a... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090126696 - Fluid pump: A pump is provided for pumping two or more different fluids. The pump comprises a body having a longitudinal bore and at least first and second inlets selectively communicating with and providing passage to the bore via non-return valves. A plunger is mounted for reciprocation within the bore and at... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090126698 - Fuel supply systems: A fuel supply system that includes a fuel pump, a jet pump, a first device and a second device. The fuel pump has a first port, a second port and a third port. Each of the first and second ports is configured to discharge a pressurized fuel. The third port... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20090126697 - Fuel-feeding system and three-way valve for use in the system: A fuel-feeding system may preferably include a fuel tank containing liquid fuel; a fuel pump capable of pumping the liquid fuel contained in the fuel tank; a fuel injection valve capable of injecting the liquid fuel pumped by the fuel pump; and a three-way valve having a first port, a... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20090126699 - Fuel delivery unit: A fuel delivery unit for delivering fuel from a fuel container to an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, comprising a plurality of components, with the components being a flange for closing an opening in the fuel container, a splash pot which is connected to the flange by means... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20090126700 - Automatic engine oil changer/recycler system: A vehicle mounted oil recovery system uses a conduit to transport oil from an engine lubricating system of the vehicle to a retort system, mounted upon the vehicle. The retort system distills the transported oil, through vaporization, into individual components. These vaporized components are further subjected to a slight cooling... Agent: Basch & Nickerson LLP
20090126701 - Gas engine and gas-engine-mounted working machine: A gas engine is driven by fuel gas supplied from a cassette gas canister, and includes a vaporizer device provided between a cylinder block and a muffler. The vaporizer device vaporizes liquid fuel gas, led out from the cassette gas canister, using heat of exhaust gas discharged from the cylinder... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090126703 - Vapor canister having integrated evaporative emission purge actuation monitoring system: A vapor canister having an integrated evaporative emission canister purge actuation monitoring system. The vapor canister has a housing with an integrated valve body having a main flow passage, a first one-way umbrella valve mounted to the valve body that is responsive to predetermined positive pressure in the main flow... Agent: Bliss Mcglynn, P.C.
20090126702 - Vapor canister having integrated evaporative emission purge actuation monitoring system having fresh air filter: A vapor canister having an integrated evaporative emission canister purge actuation monitoring system. The vapor canister has a plurality of sidewalls defining a housing with a valve body formed integrally on the housing and a cover mounted to the valve body so as to define a vent chamber between the... Agent: Bliss Mcglynn, P.C.
20090126704 - Fuel gas supply system and method of an lng carrier: A fuel gas supply system of a vessel, such as an LNG carrier, is provided for supplying fuel gas to a high-pressure gas injection engine of an LNG carrier, wherein LNG is extracted from an LNG storage tank of the LNG carrier, compressed at a high pressure, gasified, and then... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090126705 - Heated fuel vaporizer for enhanced cold starting of an internal combustion engine: A heated fuel vaporizer is disposed in an intake component, such as a throttle valve or an intake manifold, of a fuel injected and spark-ignited internal combustion engine. The engine may be fueled by any liquid fuel, such as gasoline, diesel or by fuels much less volatile than gasoline, for... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090126706 - Exhaust gas recirculation device for engine: There is provided an exhaust gas recirculation device for an engine, which is capable of reducing the emission of NOx and preventing engine overheat when an engine is operated at low to normal high loads. An intake passage (15) for supplying air to a cylinder of an engine (12) is... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090126707 - Abnormality determination device and method for egr device, and engine control unit: An abnormality determination device for an EGR device, which is capable of determining the abnormality of the EGR device properly without interrupting the EGR operation. An ECU of an internal combustion engine detects an amount of fresh air drawn into a combustion chamber of the engine, carries out feedback control... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090126708 - Crank-case ventilation filter set equipped with check valve: A crank-case ventilation filter set. A crankcase ventilation filter filters oil from blow-by gas. An inlet pipe transports the blow-by gas from an engine to the filter. An outlet pipe transports the blow-by gas from the filter to an intake device. An oil return pipe transports oil, such as by... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090126709 - Crankcase vapor purification device: A vapor purifier for oil recovery from and cleansing of deleterious matter carried by oil vapors in a crankcase of an internal combustion-type engine generally includes a coil member that can separate the oil from the vapors by passing the vapors over and/or through the coil member. As the vapors... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20090126710 - Dual coil ignition circuit for spark ignited engine: An electrical circuit for extending the duration of the spark provided by a spark plug. Instead of a single coil (and a single pair of windings), a dual coil unit is used. The dual coil unit may be operated in a “multi-strike” mode in which the discharge of each coil... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department05/14/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090120385 - Method and apparatus of fuelling an internal combustion engine with hydrogen and methane: A gaseous-fuelled internal combustion engine and a method of engine operation improve combustion stability and reducing emissions of NOx, PM, and unburned hydrocarbons. The method comprises fuelling an internal combustion engine with hydrogen and natural gas, which can be directly injected into the combustion chamber together or introduced separately. Of... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090120386 - Control apparatus and control method for hydraulically driven cooling fan: An invention relating to a control apparatus and a control method for a hydraulically driven cooling fan for reducing the peak pressure produced upon reversing the switch position of a switching valve, without stopping an engine, and without greatly modifying existing hydraulic circuitry or increasing the apparatus cost. In the... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20090120387 - Engine equipped with cooling water chamber: An engine includes an engine block with at least one cylinder, configured for a piston to be provided therein. A wet liner is provided in the cylinder such that a gap is defined between the wet liner and the cylinder. The engine block defines a coolant inlet to transport a... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090120388 - Electro-hydraulic hybrid camshaft phaser: A hybrid camshaft phaser comprising a conventional vane-type hydraulically-actuated phaser to which is coupled an electric motor and gear transmission. The transmission output shaft is coupled to the phaser rotor, optionally via an intermediate clutch mechanism. Under engine operating conditions in which the response of a hydraulic phaser is poor,... Agent: Paul L. Marshall, Esq. Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090120389 - Hydraulic unit for a cylinder head of an internal combustion engine with hydraulic, variable valve train: A hydraulic unit (5) for a cylinder head (2) of an internal combustion engine with a hydraulic, variable valve train (1) is provided. In the hydraulic unit, a high-pressure chamber (11), a medium-pressure chamber (12), and also a low-pressure chamber (16) used as a hydraulic medium reservoir are formed. The... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090120390 - Control device and method for internal combustion engine: This control device for an internal combustion engine includes a variable intake valve device and a variable exhaust valve device; and it performs fuel cut-off for a plurality of cylinders of the internal combustion engine. And it further includes: an intake valve control means which, when the fuel cut-off execution... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090120392 - Valve timing adjusting apparatus: A valve timing adjusting apparatus includes a housing, a vane supporting portion, a vane member, a limiting member, a fitting hole, and an atmosphere communication hole. The housing is rotatable about a rotation axis. The housing includes a peripheral wall and side walls to define a receiving chamber. The vane... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090120393 - Variable valve system for internal combustion engine: A variable valve system has a drive shaft having a drive cam, a rockable cam opening/closing an engine valve, a transmission mechanism converting torque of the drive cam into a rocking motion and transmitting it to the rockable cam, a control shaft, and a control cam. When the variable valve... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090120394 - Resonator assembly: A resonator assembly is described having a longitudinal axis and generator section, an inductance section, a capacitance section, and an ignition section arranged in sections in a common housing along the longitudinal axis. The housing surrounds all the above-mentioned sections and has an opening in the region of the ignition... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090120395 - Method and device for igniting a fuel-air mixture in a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine: A device is provided for igniting a fuel-air mixture in a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine with the aid of electromagnetic radiation, in particular light. The device includes at least two laser radiation sources, each having an optical resonator. The resonators are spatially oriented with respect to one... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090120396 - Method for cold starting of ethanol-fueled engines: A method for starting an internal combustion engine under cold conditions. The intake manifold throttle valve is held closed and spark ignition is suspended. Fuel and air are admitted into the cylinders and the pistons are cranked for a plurality of revolutions. During each engine revolution cycle, the fuel/air mixture... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090120397 - Internal combustion engine starting system and method: A starting system is provided for delivering pressurized fuel to an engine to start the engine without a starter. The starting system includes an accumulator for storing pressurized fuel during engine operation and engine shut-down. During engine start-up, the accumulator delivers the stored pressurized fuel to the engine to start... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20090120398 - Supercharged tube of a vehicle air intake structure: A supercharged tube of the vehicle air intake structure comprises a body including first and second channels radially provided on two side walls thereof respectively, the first and second channels communicating with each other, the first and second channels serving to communicate with an air pipe system of a brake... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.
20090120399 - Intake port of internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine wherein the top wall surface of the intake air inflow passage part of the intake port is formed by a first top wall surface and a second top wall surface lower than the first top wall surface and wherein a lower layer flow passage and an... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090120400 - Intake port structure internal combustion engine: An intake port structure for an internal combustion engine according to the invention includes a valve shaft provided in an intake port; and an airflow control valve that is supported by the valve shaft at one end of the airflow control valve or at a position near the one end.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090120401 - Flywheel assembly: A system for a flywheel assembly for use in conjunction with an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The flywheel assembly includes a flywheel in rotational association with a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine. The flywheel assembly further includes a cooling fan mounted over the flywheel, and capable of rotation... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S C Intellectual Property Department
20090120402 - Method for operating an internal combustion engine: Angular adjustment of a camshaft in an internal combustion engine. A vibrational condition of the camshaft is recorded, and an enabling of the camshaft adjustment and/or the use of the instantaneous value of the camshaft position are/is dependent at least temporarily on the recorded vibrational condition.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090120403 - Engine assembly for a vehicle: An engine assembly for a vehicle, including a tie-rod connected to the engine, a suspension for fixing to the vehicle chassis, and a connector fixed to the engine, on which the tie-rod and the suspension are mounted. The connector is configured to physically decouple the tie-rod from the suspension.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090120404 - Force transfer mechanism for an engine: A force transfer mechanism is provided for an internal-combustion engine. In the most preferred configuration, the force transfer mechanism comprises two inter-connected first class levers that are driven by four pistons. Each of the pistons is driven through its non-powered strokes by the action of the piston in its powered... Agent: Eric W. Cernyar, P.C.
20090120405 - System with a compressor and with a consumer in a motor vehicle: A system has a compressor and a consumer which are coupled to a drivetrain and extract energy through the drivetrain. The consumer is suitable for varying an absorption of power, which is made available to it by the drivetrain, as a function of a power which is required for compressor... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090120406 - Rotary piston and cylinder devices: A rotary piston and cylinder assembly having two rotary piston and cylinder devices, each device including a rotor and a stator, the stator at least partially defining an annular cylinder space, the rotor being in the form of a ring, and the rotor having at least one piston which extends... Agent: Indianapolis Office 27879 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090120407 - Internal combustion engine with toroidal cylinders: The instant invention provides a torodial internal combustion engine with lengthened pistons that move through three perpendicularly intersecting torodial cylinders. The engine includes one central power ring and a pair of charge rings which intersect opposite quadrants of the power ring at right angles to supply a fuel/air mixture to... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.
20090120408 - Start-up control of internal combustion engines: An electric power generation system (20) is disclosed, which includes an electric power generator (22) driven by a four-cycle internal combustion engine (30). The engine (30) includes a plurality of reciprocating cylinders (C1-C6) each rotatably coupled to a crankshaft (34), which drives the electric power generator (22). A controller (90)... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20090120409 - Engine speed control apparatus: The invention achieves a good engine speed control without increasing a cost and a lowering a reliability of an apparatus in a general purpose engine. In a rotating speed control apparatus of an engine in which an electronic control unit (10) controls an engine speed by operating so as to... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090120410 - Ignition timing controlling apparatus and ignition timing controlling method for internal combustion engine: A 90° integrated value calculating unit of an engine ECU calculates a 90° integrated value obtained by integrating a magnitude. A calculating unit calculates a knock magnitude by dividing 90° integrated value by a BGL. A value obtained by subtracting a standard deviation σ from a median value of 90°... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090120411 - Machining method: A method of manufacturing a metal housing (14) includes providing a first passage (10) through the metal housing (14) and providing a second passage (12) through the metal housing (14), wherein the second passage (12) includes a region of intersection (20) which intersects the first passage (10) to define an... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090120412 - Plunger type high-pressure fuel pump: A plunger type high-pressure fuel pump includes a plunger reciprocated in a cylinder. A fluid pressurizing chamber of the pump has a chamber with a capacity that changes with reciprocation of the plunger. An electromagnetic valve is provided between the pressurizing chamber and a fluid suction passage; as well as... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090120413 - Fuel delivery module for high fuel pressure for engines: A fuel pump module comprising a fuel pump, a pressure regulator, a supply line check valve, a relief valve, and a flange adapted to engage a fuel supply line that fluidly links the fuel pump module with an injector rail. The pressure regulator is adapted to maintain a predetermined fuel... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090120414 - Internal combustion engine using combustible gases produced by the electrolysis of water, and vehicle comprising same: An engine system comprising an electrolysis apparatus interconnected to an internal combustion engine. The electrolysis apparatus cleaves water into a mixture of hydrogen gas and oxygen gas. The mixture of hydrogen gas and oxygen gas is input into, and fuels, the internal combustion engine. A vehicle comprising the engine system.... Agent: Dale F. Regelman
20090120415 - Apparatus for improving efficiency and emissions of combustion: An apparatus improves the efficiency and emissions of a combustion process by producing sufficient amounts of ozone in the air flow to the combustion chamber to enable more complete and cleaner combustion of the fuel. A plurality of ozone elements for producing ozone are disposed within a housing that is... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20090120416 - Fuel activator using multiple infrared wavengths: This invention relates to a fuel activating device and method consisting of at least two separate infrared-emitting bodies, each infrared-emitting body being engineered to have specific peak wavelength and spectral luminance in 3-20 um (micrometer) wavelength range, that provides an effective means for enhancing combustion of hydrocarbon fuels in internal... Agent: Albert Wey
20090120417 - Exhaust gas re-circulation apparatus for internal combustion engine: In an exhaust gas re-circulation apparatus for an internal combustion engine (1) provided with a radiator side heat carrier passage (8) having a radiator (7) provided midway therein and which opens and closes according to a thermostat (9), an EGR cooler (13) which cools exhaust gas by performing heat exchange... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090120418 - Internal-combustion engine having a cooled exhaust gas recirculation system as well as an exhaust gas manifold: An internal-combustion engine contains at least one piston/cylinder unit containing a combustion chamber, having an intake path leading into the combustion chamber, an exhaust gas path leading out of the combustion chamber, and having an exhaust gas manifold. An exhaust gas recirculation path leads from the exhaust gas manifold into... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group05/07/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090114168 - Motor vehicle fuel reformation system: A method and apparatus for reforming a hydrocarbon fuel within a motor vehicle increases its energy content, improves its combustibility and reduces combustion by-products. The hydrocarbon fuel is cracked during multiple passes through a reactor vessel by means of electrochemical interactions with a reactor rod composed of a magnetic and/or... Agent: Thomas J. Germinario, Esq.
20090114170 - Method for automatically controlling the charge air temperature of an internal combustion engine: A method for automatically controlling the charge air temperature of an internal combustion engine, in which a coolant flow upstream of a recooler is distributed as a function of the position of a characteristic diagram-type thermostat valve between a recooler coolant flow and a bypass coolant flow. The temperature of... Agent: Klaus P. Stoffel Wolff & Samson
20090114169 - Thermostat valve: A thermostatted valve used in an internal combustion engine and comprising a housing fitted with at least three ports, namely an engine port to communicate with the engine cooling system, a radiator port to communicate with the radiator, and a bypass port to communicate with a bypass, further comprising a... Agent: Lowe, Hauptman, Ham & Berner, LLP (itw)
20090114171 - Engine cooling medium circulation device: A cooling water circulation system (100) is configured so that cooling water is delivered from a water pump (113) toward a cylinder head (111) via a pump delivery pipe (114). Further, the system (100) is configured so that an engine block cooling switching section (170) changes the supply of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090114172 - Internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine has a cylinder (2) and a crankcase (4). A combustion chamber (3) is formed in the cylinder (2) and is delimited by a piston (5). The piston (5) rotationally drives a crankshaft (7) in a rotational direction (21) via a connecting rod (6). The crankshaft (7)... Agent: Walter Ottesen
20090114173 - Cylinder head with reinforcement: The invention relates to a cylinder head (1) of an at least one-cylinder internal combustion engine with direction injection of a motor vehicle with a flame deck (2) and with an oil deck (3). An intermediate deck (4) is situated between the flame deck (2) and the oil deck (3),... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090114194 - Variable compression engine with variable inlet valve timing: An apparatus for providing two features that improve fuel economy of four stroke internal combustion engines. The first is the provision of a compression ratio which is higher than normal when the engine is operating at light load; and which varies from very high at idling, down to normal at... Agent: Zimmerman & Cronen, LLP
20090114174 - Upper structure of engine: Disclosed is an upper structure of an engine having three or more cylinders arranged in a row. A first one of a pair of adjacent cylinders among at least three of the cylinders serially arranged in a cylinder row direction is provided with a second spark plug at a position... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20090114175 - Variable valve system, and engine device and vehicle including the same: During a low revolution period, centrifugal force applied to a weight is small and therefore the rotating operation of the weight is restricted. This prevents a lock pin from being fitted to the lock pin fitting hole of a floating cam portion, and the floating cam portion idles around a... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20090114176 - Valve drive assembly for an internal combustion engine: The invention relates to a valve drive assembly for an internal combustion engine. The aim of the invention is to improve the assembly in such a manner that a stationary cam can be reliably connected to a cam that is rotatably mounted on the camshaft and to avoid malfunctions. For... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20090114177 - Roller finger follower for valve deactivation: The finger follower has an inner and outer body and a torsional lost motion spring positioned at its lash adjuster end of the outer body. The torsional lost motion spring has two helical parts each with a short leg that abuts the outer body and a long leg that contacts... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20090114178 - Fuel injection device including plasma-inducing electrode arrays: A plasma assisted combustion device includes a body formed of a dielectric material that defines a conical-shaped plasma chamber. A conical-shaped ground electrode is positioned in the plasma chamber. At least one support structure is coupled to the conical-shaped ground electrode so as to suspend the ground electrode in the... Agent: Rauschenbach Patent Law Group, LLC
20090114179 - Plasma spark plug for an internal combustion engine: An essentially-elongated spark plug for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, including: an essentially-capacitive lower part including two coaxial electrodes; an essentially-inductive upper part including a central mandrel, a coaxial winding around the mandrel, and an external tubular casing that serves as electromagnetic armour; and an insulant disposed... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090114180 - Intake manifold with integrated canister circuit for a supercharged internal combustion engine: An intake manifold with integrated canister circuit for a supercharged internal combustion engine; the intake manifold is provided with: a tubular body in which a plenum is defined; a sorting chamber, which is obtained in a wall of the tubular body; a canister solenoid valve, which is arranged in the... Agent: Venable LLP
20090114181 - Starting system for small-sized engine: A starting system for a small-sized engine is described which achieves downsizing, light-weight, and cost reduction of the system, prevents entry of dust or foreign substances at the time of assembly, and achieves easy assembly of a motor. The starting system for a small-sized engine includes a recoil starting system... Agent: Breiner & Breiner, L.L.C.
20090114182 - Atomization valve: An atomization valve for use as an intake valve in an internal combustion engine that consists essentially of an elongated valve stem with two opposed ends, a valve head located at one of the two opposed ends and formed integrally with the valve stem in which the valve head having... Agent: Ray K. Shahani, Esq., Attorney At Law
20090114183 - Transmission thermostat device: A transmission thermostat device includes a body having first and second input ports and first and second output ports. A first fluid path extends between the first input port and the first output port. A second fluid path extends between the second input port and the second output port. A... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090114184 - Rotary engine with vanes rotatable by compressed gas injected thereon: A rotary engine includes an outer shell having a plurality of working spaces each receiving a power-generating unit. A rotor is rotatable within the outer shell, and includes a rotor body and a plurality of vanes. When the rotor rotates one revolution in the outer shell, each of the vanes... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090114185 - Internal-combustion engine, notably of direct injection type, with a piston provided with a bowl comprising a teat: The invention concerns an internal combustion engine, in particular with direct injection comprising at least one cylinder (10), one piston (30) sliding in said cylinder, a combustion chamber (26) delimited on one side by the upper side of the piston including a concave trough (32) wherein is arranged a dog... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090114186 - Bypass-intake-flow control apparatus: The invention aims to prevent the dust passing through a gap provided for sliding movement of bypass valve from being attached to a screw mechanism, and thus to guarantee smooth motion of the screw mechanism. Provided is a bypass-intake-flow control apparatus including a throttle body in which a bypass and... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090114187 - Engine torque control apparatus and engine torque control method: Disclosed are an engine torque control apparatus and an engine torque control method that can stably control engine torque when a variation of a TPS signal converts from an idle state to a part load state or from the part load state to the idle state in an engine, in... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090114188 - Ignition energy control for mixed fuel engine: As one example, an engine system for a vehicle is provided, including an internal combustion engine having at least one cylinder; a fuel system configured to provide a fuel to the cylinder; an ignition system including at least a spark plug; a control system configured to vary a level of... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090114189 - High pressure pump and method of reducing fluid mixing within same: Mixing a pumped fluid with a lubrication fluid within a pump can undermine the lubricity of the lubrication fluid. In order to reduce mixing of fluids within a pump of the present disclosure, a pump is provided that comprises a housing, a piston, a first annulus, and a second annulus.... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.
20090114190 - High pressure pump and method of reducing fluid mixing within same: To reduce mixing of fluids within a high pressure pump, a pump is provided that comprises a housing, a piston, an annulus, and a first seal. The housing includes an inlet for a first fluid, an inlet for a second fluid, and a piston bore fluidly coupled to the inlet... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.
20090114192 - Injector for accumulator injector system: In an injector for an accumulator injection system comprising an injector having an injector housing with an injection nozzle and an actuator for operating the injection nozzle arranged in a fuel-filled pressure space of the injector housing wherein the actuator includes a piezoelectric element disposed between an actuator head and... Agent: Klaus J. Bach
20090114191 - Lift pump control for a two pump direct injection fuel system: An economical method for controlling a lift pump operating as part of a direct injection fuel system is described. According to the method, at least two distinct operating modes are provided.... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090114193 - Fuel injection metering valves: A fuel injection metering valve has a first fuel outlet for supplying fuel to a first accumulator volume, a second fuel outlet for supplying fuel to a second accumulator volume, valving for controlling fuel flow to the first and second fuel outlets, a first flow path for exposing the valving... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090114195 - Hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle comprises a deceleration mechanism adapted to decelerate a wheel of the vehicle and adapted to drive an air compressor attached to the vehicle from the wheel deceleration. An engine of the vehicle comprises at least one cylinder assembly having a cylinder with an air in-take opening, and... Agent: Tyson J. Wilde Novatek International, Inc.
20090114196 - Flex fuel internal combustion engine system: A flex fuel internal combustion engine system includes means for sensing ethanol concentration of the fuel. If the ethanol concentration is determined to be above a given threshold, engine operation is adjusted for lean combustion of the fuel. An aftertreatment system is provided to remove harmful emissions from the exhaust.... Agent: David H. Read Usepa, Nvfel
20090114197 - Nitrous oxide system having high pressure auxiliary gas tank: A gas-capped nitrous oxide system configured to supply nitrous oxide to a combustion engine comprises a nitrous bottle with a liquid and vapor mixture of pressurized nitrous oxide, an auxiliary bottle with pressurized capping gas, and a variable-flow regulator that fluidly interconnects the bottles. The auxiliary bottle and regulator cooperatively... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP
20090114198 - Ultrasonic fuel/power enhancer: An ultrasonic fuel/power enhancer for producing sound and ultrasound at different wind speeds and conditions is provided. The enhancer is mountable in an air intake of a vehicle with the vehicle having a predetermined number of cylinders and each cylinder having a combustion chamber. The enhancer comprises at least one... Agent: Connors Associates
20090114199 - Method and apparatus for controlling diesel engine: A diesel engine may be stably controlled without an exhaust gas temperature at an upstream side of a turbocharger, by a method for controlling a diesel engine that includes: detecting an engine rotation speed; detecting or estimating a lambda value; estimating an exhaust gas temperature at an upstream side of... Agent: Jae Yoon Jung 401, Lg Xi Apt., Junkjeon Housing Development AreaPrevious industry: Liquid heaters and vaporizers
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