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Internal-combustion engines June invention type 06/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 06/25/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20090159019 - Cooling system expansion tank: A expansion tank for an engine cooling system comprises a housing forming a main chamber and a swirl chamber, the swirl chamber being defined by a cylindrical wall. An inlet connection discharges through an inlet orifice towards a collector duct having an entrance. From the inlet orifice the coolant is... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090159020 - Damage protected motor vehicle fan: Generally disclosed and claimed is an non-belt driven motor vehicle cooling fan having an interruptible driving force such as electrical or hydraulic driving force. More specifically disclosed is a vehicle cooling fan having an driving force interrupted when the vehicle enters water that may contact the fan.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20090159021 - Cooling fan arrangement at a vehicle: A radiator fan arrangement for a vehicle which is powered by a combustion engine. The radiator fan arrangement includes at least one cooling element for cooling a medium, and a first radiator fan for continuously generating a forced air flow through at least one first region of the cooling element... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090159050 - Fuel supply and combustion chamber systems for fastener-driving tools: A fuel supply and combustion chamber system for a portable power tool, such as, for example, a fastener-driving tool, wherein the fuel supply and combustion chamber system can utilize liquid fuels. The fuel supply and combustion chamber system can comprise multiple combustion chambers for achieving predetermined combustion and power output... Agent: Steven W. Weinrieb Law Offices Of Steven W. Weinrieb
20090159051 - Variable displacement and/or variable compression ratio engine: The present invention relates to an internal-combustion engine comprising at least one cylinder (10) in which a piston (14) slides between a top dead center (TDC) and a bottom dead center (BDC) under the action of a connecting rod (20) of axis XX and a crankshaft (38) controlling the displacement... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090159022 - Differential speed reciprocating piston internal combustion engine: The invention discloses a differential speed reciprocating internal combustion engine. It consists of one or more cylinders, a pair of pistons in each cylinder, and a crank connecting rod mechanism for each piston. The piston pair consists of a power piston and an auxiliary piston that are positioned oppositely in... Agent: Tianjiao Chu C/o Zhaoding Chu
20090159023 - Internal combustion engine twin power unit having an oscillating cylinder: An invention is provided for an internal combustion engine twin power unit. The invention includes a crossover passage fluidly connecting a first cylinder to a second cylinder such that an air-fuel mixture introduced in the first cylinder is transferred to the second cylinder via the crossover passage, and wherein an... Agent: Patent Venture Group
20090159024 - Camshaft adjustment device: In an adjustment device for adjusting the phase position of a camshaft relative to a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine which includes a hydraulic system for supplying hydraulic fluid under pressure to the adjustment device for the controlled admission to, and release thereof from, operating chambers of the adjustment... Agent: Klaus J. Bach
20090159025 - Valve timing control apparatus: A valve timing control apparatus includes a driving rotation member, a driven rotation member, an advance angle chamber displacing a rotation phase of the driven rotation member relative to the driving rotation member in an advance angle direction, a retard angle chamber displacing the relative rotation phase in a retard... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090159026 - Variable valve system for internal combustion engine and its driving mechanism: In a variable valve system for an internal combustion engine and its driving mechanism, the variable valve system comprises: a variable mechanism that revolves a control axle to change an operation characteristic of an engine valve; a projection section projected at an outer peripheral predetermined position in an axial direction... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090159027 - Variable valve actuating apparatus for internal combustion engine, and controller for variable valve actuating apparatus: A variable valve actuating apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes an exhaust valve operating angle varying mechanism, and an exhaust valve timing varying mechanism. When the internal combustion engine is at rest, the exhaust: valve operating angle varying mechanism sets an exhaust valve operating angle relatively small, and the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090159028 - Hydraulically lashed end pivot rocker arm: A hydraulically lashed end pivot rocker arm assembly finds application in high performance valve trains of internal combustion engines. The rocker arm is mounted at one end upon an eccentric bearing assembly and includes a surface for engaging a valve stem at the opposite end and a roller engaged by... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20090159029 - Switchable tappet: The invention proposes a switchable tappet (1) of a valve train of an internal combustion engine, said tappet comprising a hollow cylindrical housing (3) comprising a bottom (2), an inner element (5) being guided for relative axial displacement in a bore (4) of the housing (3), an at least indirect... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090159030 - Switchable hydraulic lash adjuster with spherical locking pins: The switchable hydraulic lash adjuster uses balls that move radially in order to lock and unlock the switchable elements in the hydraulic lash adjuster. An axially movable piston acts on the ball to force it to engage and to allow it to disengage the inner housing.... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20090159031 - Laser ignition apparatus: An apparatus for the ignition of a fuel/air mixture in the combustion chamber of a combustion machine, wherein the combustion chamber has at least one inlet valve and at least one outlet valve, wherein there are further provided a laser light generating device for giving off laser light and a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090159032 - Laser ignition apparatus: Apparatus for coupling laser light into a combustion chamber of a combustion engine including a combustion chamber window and a structural element, wherein the combustion chamber window is releasably fixable to the structural element, wherein there is provided an optical window which is arranged at the structural element and is... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090159033 - Sparkless ignition plug for the internal combustion engine: The preferred embodiment according to the present invention is the use of a laser device to ignite fuel for the purpose of producing mechanical power. The laser replaces the spark plug in the internal combustion engine to ignite the air fuel mixture. The hot photons that is created by the... Agent: Robert Lee Steigleman Jr.
20090159034 - Material for laser welding: To provide a material for laser welding, which is excellent in laser transmittance, as well as low warpage and enables a shaped article to be obtained with high weld strength and uniform weld strength by laser welding. This material for laser welding comprises a thermoplastic resin composition containing (A) a... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper US LLP
20090159035 - Intake manifold regulators for internal combustion engines: An intake manifold assembly includes an intake manifold having an inlet configured to receive an air/fuel mixture from a carburetor, an outlet configured to discharge the air/fuel mixture into a combustion chamber, an interior wall at least partially defining an intake passageway fluidly communicating the inlet and the outlet, and... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20090159036 - Intake manifold regulators for internal combustion engines: The present invention provides an internal combustion engine including an engine housing, a crankshaft rotatably supported in the engine housing, a cylinder, a piston movable within the cylinder, a combustion chamber in fluid communication with the cylinder, a fuel system configured to provide fuel to the combustion chamber, an intake... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20090159037 - Multi-part piston for an internal combustion engine: The invention relates to a multipart piston (10) for an internal combustion engine, comprising a piston top (11) and a piston base (12), the piston base (12), on its side facing the piston top (11), having a supporting disk (32). The invention is characterized in that the piston top (11),... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20090159038 - Accessory mounting structure: A horizontal groove extending horizontally when an alternator bracket is fixed to a cylinder block of a vehicle engine is formed in the alternator bracket. A shank of a bolt inserted through mounting pieces of an alternator is inserted into the horizontal groove from a horizontally lateral direction toward the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090159039 - Air cleaner and engine including the same: A tubular channel is disposed in a path of air that flows from an inlet to a dirty side. The cross sectional area of the tubular channel is smaller than the cross-sectional area of the inlet. A dust outlet is disposed in a wall in a path of the air... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20090159040 - Energy transfer machine with inner rotor: An energy transfer machine, for example, a positive displacement internal combustion device, has a fixed or rotating outer housing, an internal rotating carrier and one or more inner rotors with rotational axes which are offset from the inner rotor carrier rotational axis. Circumferentially expandable projections from the outer housing and... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP
20090159041 - Intake port structure for engine: In an engine combustion chamber, a first intake port (19) formed from a straight port has a throat portion (43) formed in a linear shape and opening in a tangential direction of the inner periphery of a cylinder (11a), thus generating a first swirl (S1), and a second intake port... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090159042 - Control apparatus for an engine: A control apparatus for an engine including a unit for retarding an ignition timing from an MBT by a predetermined value or more during cranking at engine starting or during a period from a first combustion up to an idling engine speed.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090159043 - Throttle body and method of manufacturing the same: A throttle body includes a resin body (3) defining a bore (7) through which intake air flows, and a valve body (60) having a shaft part (20) rotatably supported by the body (3) via a pair of bearing members (24) and a resin valve part (4) for opening and closing... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20090159044 - Ignition control system: An ignition control system which reduces decrease in output of the internal combustion engine and increase in exhaust gas temperature when one spark plug alone is used for ignition is provided. The ignition control system is used for an engine having cylinders, each of which has two spark plugs. The... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20090159045 - Spark-ignition gasoline engine: A spark-ignition gasoline engine having at least a spark plug, the engine including an engine body having a geometrical compression ratio set at 14 or more, and an intake valve and an exhaust valve provided, respectively, in intake and exhaust ports connected to each of a plurality of cylinders of... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20090159047 - Control device for internal combustion engine: A control device 10 for an internal combustion engine 80 includes an injector drive circuit 90 that drives an injector 30 that injects fuel and a temperature detection device that at least detects timing when a temperature condition that the temperature of the injector drive circuit 90 exceeds predetermined temperature... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090159046 - Internal combustion engine control apparatus: An internal combustion engine control apparatus includes an in-cylinder pressure sensor for detecting in-cylinder pressure. A combustion start time and combustion end time, which are parameters serving as control indexes for an internal combustion engine, are determined in accordance with ignition timing. Information about a heat release amount is acquired... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090159048 - Injected fuel pressure boosting device: An injected fuel pressure boosting device provided with a large diameter piston, a medium diameter piston, and a small diameter piston. A high pressure chamber filled at high pressure at all times is formed at the outer end of the medium diameter pistons, while a pressure boosting chamber is formed... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090159049 - Injector mounting structure: A common rail and injectors are connected by fuel pipes disposed outside a cylinder head cover. The common rail and the plurality of injectors integrated by the fuel pipes can be detached from a cylinder head, so that the plurality of injectors are detached from the cylinder head together with... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090159052 - Apparatus for actuating at least one piezoelectric actuating drive of an injection nozzle for an internal combustion engine: An apparatus is described for actuating at least one piezoelectric actuating drive (1) of an injection nozzle for an internal combustion engine, comprising a control device (6) which cyclically actuates a charging circuit and a discharging circuit (2, 3) of the piezoelectric actuating drive (1). In order to enable a... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20090159053 - Pumping element for a fluid pump and method: A pumping element for pressurizing a fluid within a fluid pump includes a plunger reciprocally disposed within a bore defined in a barrel. The plunger and barrel at least partially define a pressurization chamber into which fluid is pressurized. A flow path is defined between the plunger and the bore,... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090159054 - Fuel injection pump: A low-pressure pump portion pumps fuel from a fuel tank. A pressure regulating valve controls pressure of fuel discharged from the low-pressure pump portion. A high-pressure pump portion pressurizes the discharged fuel. A valve cover has a mounting portion mounted with the pressure regulating valve. A camshaft moves a movable... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090159055 - Canister structure: A branch pipe is coupled to a middle portion of an outside-air connection pipe. A fresh-air inlet of the branch pipe opens into the outside air. A check valve is provided in the branch pipe. The check valve restrains air in the outside-air connection pipe from flowing out into the... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20090159056 - Pcv system for v-type engine: The invention provides a PCV system for a V-type engine, where an oilmist extraction port, through which oilmist to be supplied to an oil separator is taken out from the engine, is formed at a position corresponding to the lateral center of the top portion of a chain case of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090159057 - Fuel rail assembly including fuel separation membrane: As one example, a fuel rail assembly for supplying pressurized fuel to a plurality of cylinders of an engine is provided. The fuel rail assembly includes a fuel rail housing defining an internal fuel rail volume having at least a first region and a second region; a fuel separation membrane... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20090151683 - Fluid system for oscillating-piston engines: The fluid system is intended for an oscillating-piston engine (100) which has at least two double-armed oscillating pistons (4) arranged in a spherical housing (19) and revolving together about an axis (23) of revolution arranged in the housing centre, wherein the oscillating pistons, when revolving, mutually perform reciprocating oscillating movements... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090151657 - Coolant circuit for controlling the temperature of a cooling fluid and motor vehicle therewith: The invention relates to a coolant circuit (5, 6, 7, 7a, 8, 8a), preferably for cooling a drive or an engine (2) of a motor vehicle (1), in particular of a passenger car, comprising: a controller (8) which, in order to control the temperature of a cooling fluid (7a), activates... Agent: Walter A. Hackler, Ph.d. Patent Law Office
20090151658 - Coolant circulation circuit for engine: The present invention relates to a coolant circulation circuit for an engine, which includes a first coolant line through which coolant heated in an engine and circulated in a radiator passes, a second coolant line through which coolant heated in the engine and circulated in additional elements passes, a bypass... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151659 - Method for automatically controlling an internal combustion engine: A method for automatically controlling an internal combustion engine, where, during normal operation in a first controller mode, a charge air temperature controller is set as dominant for a map-controlled thermostatic valve for automatically controlling the charge air temperature (TLL), or, during normal operation in a second controller mode, a... Agent: Klaus P. Stoffel
20090151660 - Vaporization reduction control system and method for a vehicle: A system for controlling a fan in a vehicle comprises an ambient temperature module that generates an ambient temperature enable signal when ambient temperature is within a vaporization window. An engine component monitoring module that generates a vaporization temperature enable signal when an engine component in an engine compartment has... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090151662 - Cooling water passage structure for engine: A cooling water passage structure includes an engine having cylinder axes arranged in a V-shape centering on a crankshaft; water jackets formed in front and rear cylinder blocks and cylinder heads of the engine; a thermostat case having a portion formed integrally with the front and rear cylinder blocks in... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090151661 - Cylinder head and head gasket: A cylinder head and a head gasket that is mounted on the cylinder head may include a reinforcing boss formed in outer edge of a valve boss portion adjacent to a coolant inlet portion of a water jacket, a bridge configured to divide the coolant inlet portion to form at... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151663 - Two-stroke internal combustion engine with two opposed pistons per cylinder: A two-stroke engine to be cooled by air includes a cap and base forming a cylinder chamber, at least two cylinders having a wet liner, wherein said cylinders are housed in the cylinder chamber, wherein in said wet liner at least an admission port and at least an exhaust port... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20090151668 - Device for coupling valve activating levers of an internal combustion engine: Device for coupling two valve activating levers of an internal combustion engine with at least one carrier body (1) mounted on the internal combustion engine, wherein at least one hollow shaft (2) in which oil of the internal combustion engine is stored is attached to the carrier body, and a... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090151667 - Method for determining the instant when the movable element of a solenoid valve reaches its end position following energization of the solenoid, by means of an analysis of the switching frequence of the solenoid driving current: The movable element of a solenoid valve is displaced by means of application to the solenoid of alternating phases at constant voltage and at zero voltage, so as to give rise to an alternation of phases of charging and discharging of the solenoid (switching), corresponding to increases and decreases of... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
20090151666 - Variable valve timing apparatus: A variable valve lift apparatus is mounted above a valve stem of a valve for opening and closing the valve. The apparatus includes an upper and a lower housing; an upper electromagnet in the upper housing; a lower electromagnet in the lower housing; at least one permanent magnet that penetrates... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151670 - Variable valve apparatus: A variable valve apparatus includes a swing arm that includes a first body that pivots in response to rotation of an input cam, and a second body hingedly connected to the first body at a first connection. A connecting portion connects and disconnects the bodies at a second connection, in... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151669 - Variable valve lift apparatus: A variable valve lift apparatus of an engine includes: a control shaft; a driving arm rotatable around the control shaft by a cam of a camshaft; a first rocker arm rotatable around the control shaft, that is operated by the driving arm so as to drive a first valve through... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151671 - Controller for vane-type variable timing adjusting mechanism: One-way valves (30, 31) are provided in a hydraulic supply passage (28) in an advance chamber (18) and a hydraulic supply passage (29) in a retard chamber (19) respectively for preventing reverse flow of oil from each chamber (18, 19) and drain oil passages (32, 33) bypassing the one-way valves... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090151672 - Oil supply structure for continuous variable valve timing apparatus and cylinder head employing the same: An oil supply structure of a continuously variable valve timing apparatus includes: a first oil filter to receive and filter oil from a main gallery; a first oil control valve to receive oil from the first oil filter; a first continuously variable valve timing apparatus to receive oil from the... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151673 - Variable valve system: A variable valve system includes a variable valve lifter for changing a first lift amount of one or more valves at a predetermined engine speed; a variable valve timing portion for controlling opening and closing timing of one or more valves; and a cylinder deactivation portion that changes a second... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151674 - Continuous variable valve lift apparatus: A valve lift may be continuously varied by an apparatus that includes: an input cam provided on an input shaft; a mediating lever that moves upwards or downwards by the input cam and is formed with an output cam; a valve unit operated by the output cam; and a control... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151675 - Continuous variable valve lift apparatus: A lift of a valve of an engine may continuously be varied by an apparatus that includes: an input cam provided on an input shaft; a pivot shaft provided in parallel with the input shaft; a lever that rotates around the pivot shaft by a rotation of the input cam... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151679 - Hydraulic pressure control device of variable valve system: A hydraulic pressure control apparatus of a variable valve system may include a variable valve device for controlling lift characteristics of a valve, a hydraulic pressure control pipe in which an slot is formed from the interior toward the exterior and hydraulic pressure is supplied to the inside thereof, and... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151676 - Variable valve lift apparatus: A variable valve lift apparatus includes a camshaft with a first cam lobe and a second cam lobe, a cam follower with a first follower contacting the first cam lobe and a second follower contacting the second cam lobe, a connection rotatably connecting the first follower to the second follower,... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151677 - Variable valve lift apparatus: A variable valve apparatus includes a high lift cam and a low lift cam in parallel with the high lift cam. A tappet body includes a high lift tappet body that constantly contacts the high lift cam, and a low lift tappet body that is disposed in the high lift... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151678 - Variable valve lift apparatus: A variable valve lift apparatus may include a camshaft in which a cam is formed co-axially thereon; a variable shaft in which a groove is formed in an exterior circumference at a portion thereof, wherein the variable shaft is disposed in parallel with the camshaft; a variable guide, one end... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151680 - Oil gallery for variable valve timing apparatus of a cylinder head: An oil gallery for a variable valve timing apparatus of a cylinder head includes an advance oil supply passage that fluidly connects an oil control valve hole and a variable valve timing journal, a retard oil supply passage that fluidly connects the oil control valve hole and the variable valve... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151664 - Continuous variable valve lift apparatus: A continuous variable valve lift apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes an input cam disposed to an input shaft, a first shaft in parallel with the input shaft, a first link connected with the first shaft, a second link rotatably connected to the first link,... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151665 - Continuous variable valve lift system: A continuously variable valve lift system according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes an input cam, a drive shaft, a lifter including a contact portion and pivoting around the drive shaft in response to a rotation of the input cam, a valve unit, an output cam that... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151681 - Variable valve lift apparatus: A variable valve lift apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes an outer body connected with a valve for opening and closing the valve, an inner body that is reciprocally disposed within the outer body and contacts a first input cam configured to an input shaft,... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151682 - Variable valve lift apparatus: A variable valve lift apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a low lift cam, a high lift cam in parallel with the low lift cam, a low lift tappet body that selectively contacts the low lift cam, a high lift tappet body disposed within the... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151684 - Starter arrangement for an internal combustion engine: A starter arrangement for an internal combustion engine the arrangement including a starter motor having a pinion gear coupled to an output shaft, the pinion gear being arranged in constant engagement with a corresponding crank gear of a crank wheel located between an engine block and a flywheel of the... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090151685 - Variable valve lift apparatus: A variable valve lift apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes an inner body contacting an input cam, an outer body connected with a valve, a lost motion spring disposed between the inner body and the outer body for supplying restoring force to the inner body,... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151686 - Supercharged internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine includes at least one piston that compresses air in the lower cylinder chamber as it transitions from top dead center to bottom dead center during the power stroke. The air in the lower cylinder chamber is compressed between the downward-moving cylinder and a structure that substantially... Agent: Seldon & Scillieri
20090151687 - Cylinder head having an integrally formed port-exhaust manifold assembly: A cylinder head having a plurality of integrally formed port-exhaust manifold assemblies therein, wherein the port-exhaust manifold assembly is integrally formed in the cylinder head by extending a plurality of exhaust port of an engine to function as an exhaust manifold and the plurality of the port-exhaust manifold assemblies is... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151689 - Internal combustion engine component and method for producing the same: An internal combustion engine component is composed of an aluminum alloy containing silicon, and includes a plurality of silicon crystal grains located on a slide surface. The slide surface has a ten point-average roughness RzJIS of about 0.54 μm or more, and a load length ratio Rmr(30) at a cut... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20090151688 - Piston for internal combustion engine and internal combustion engine with the same: A piston (10) for an internal combustion engine including: a piston head (11) located at an uppermost section of the piston; a land (12) located on a circumference of the piston head (11); a skirt (13) located below the land (12); and a pair of pin bosses (14) located on... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090151690 - Engine oil pan structure: An engine oil pan structure includes a lower case having a pair of side walls and a plurality of bearing cap sections for connection between the side walls. A balancer device provided under the lower case, mounts on a mounting section formed at positions of the bearing cap section adjoining... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.
20090151691 - Tappet clearance adjusting cover coupled with secondary air valve: This invention is to provide a tappet clearance adjusting cover coupled with a secondary air valve. The tappet clearance adjusting cover is disposed on a cylinder head of an engine. The secondary air valve includes a recessed element and a cap which jointly form a receiving space receiving therein a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090151692 - Method and apparatus for injecting fuel into a compression-ignition engine: A method to manage and control engine operation includes injecting an initial mass of fuel into a combustion chamber to form a combustion charge, monitoring combustion and injecting a main mass of fuel into the combustion chamber substantially coincident with a start of combustion of the combustion charge.... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090151693 - Idle control system of direct-cylinder-fuel-injection spark-ignition engine: When a predetermined operation state during idling is set, an ignition timing is set to a basic ignition timing at or following a compression top dead center point, and a temperature rise controlling operation is carried out for injecting fuel prior to the basic ignition timing. Then, a target value... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20090151694 - Variable valve lift apparatus of engine for vehicles: A variable lift apparatus of an engine for a vehicle may include a camshaft in which a cam is formed, a swing arm one side of which is supported by a supporting portion and another side of which operates a valve, an output arm including a roller press portion extended... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151695 - Method and apparatus for controlling ingition timing of an internal combustion engine based on engine rotary speed: An engine ignition control apparatus includes a standard ignition map for use in retarding ignition timing when a throttle opening is within a predetermined range, and when an engine speed is within a predetermined region; and an acceleration-time advance angle correction quantity map for performing advance angle correction when the... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20090151697 - Control system for internal combustion engine: A control system for an internal combustion engine having at least one fuel injection valve for injecting fuel into a combustion chamber of the engine. A compression end temperature in the combustion chamber is estimated. A target compression end temperature is calculated according to an operating condition of the engine.... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090151696 - Method for regulating a combustion process of an internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas recirculation: In a method for regulating a combustion process of an internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas recirculation, which can be operated with a variable air/fuel ratio, and a fresh-air flow and a recirculated exhaust-gas flow, both the fresh air and the recirculated exhaust-gas flow are metered. The combustion process of an... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090151698 - System and method for providing an air/fuel mixture for an internal-combustion engine: An air/fuel mixture consisting of air and a cryogenic fuel, particularly cryogenic hydrogen, is provided for an internal-combustion engine having at least one intake port that can be loaded with air and at least one injector that is assigned to the intake port. A nozzle for blowing in the cryogenic... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090151700 - Backpressure valve and fuel system having the same: A return fuel passage is configured to communicate an outlet of a low-pressure fuel pump with a back pressure side of a fuel injection device. The return fuel passage is configured to partially return fuel from the back pressure side to the fuel tank to control fuel pressure at the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090151699 - Fuel-feeding devices: A fuel-feeding device may preferably include a reservoir cup disposed in a fuel tank that contains liquid fuel therein, a fuel pump capable of feeding the liquid fuel contained in the reservoir cup to an engine, a pressure regulator capable of controlling a fuel pressure of the liquid fuel fed... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20090151701 - Connection head structure of high pressure fuel injection tube: A connection head structure of a high pressure fuel injection tube is provided to avoid an interference between an annular flange and an opposing part by sufficiently maintaining an tube axial direction length of the connection head and to obtain a good sealability to prevent leaking during autofrettage processing with... Agent: Casella & Hespos
20090151702 - Fluid transfer device: A device for transferring fluid for use with diesel engines includes a manifold system having at least one inlet valve, at least one outlet valve, a plurality of conduits formed therein, and an electric pump. At least one check valve is disposed between an inlet valve and an outlet valve.... Agent: Douglas V Pavelko Macmillan Sobanski & Todd
20090151703 - Fuel-feeding devices: A fuel-feeding device may preferably include a pressure control valve capable of controlling a pressure of pressurized fuel that includes a housing having an inner cavity, a first movable dividing wall, a second movable dividing wall, a valve unit and a resilient member. The first and second movable dividing walls... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20090151704 - Fuel pump set: A fuel pump set includes a cam shaft with a cam; a bridge contacting the cam shaft; a head cover attaching the bridge to the cam shaft; and a fuel pump, disposed in the bridge and operable by the cam. The bridge may include two supports, each contacting the cam... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151705 - Fuel system for liquefied petroleum injection engine: A fuel system for an LPI engine according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention may include a reservoir disposed in a fuel tank, a recovery pipe inserted in the reservoir, and a fuel pump disposed in the reservoir and supplying LPI fuel, wherein liquefied fuel mixed with gaseous... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090151706 - Fuel vapor processing apparatus: A fuel vapor processing apparatus includes a container and an adsorption member positioned within the container. The adsorption member can adsorb a fuel vapor as a gas containing the fuel vapor flows through the adsorption member. A first electrode and a second electrode are attached to the adsorption member, so... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20090151707 - Tank assembly and components: A tank assembly and fuel system for an engine having an engine intake. The fuel system may comprise a tank housing defining an interior and an exterior and an opening between the interior and the exterior, a liquid being containable in the interior, vapor being produceable from the liquid, a... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20090151708 - Internal combustion engine having a selectively insulated combustion chamber: An internal combustion engine cylinder assembly comprises a cylinder bore having a closed cylinder end and interior cylinder side walls. A piston slides in the cylinder between a bottom dead center (BDC) position and a top dead center (TDC) position and has a compression end facing the closed cylinder end.... Agent: Nawrocki, Rooney & Sivertson Suite 401, Broadway Place East06/11/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20090145392 - Fuel formulations: P
20090145398 - Internal combustion engines with surcharging and supraignition systems: An internal combustion engine includes first and second cylinder assemblies each to repeatedly carry out a combustion cycle including intake, compression, combustion, and exhaust processes. In a surcharging system of the invention, the first cylinder assembly is coupled to the second cylinder assembly in gaseous communication to apply a charge... Agent: Michael Winfield Goltry
20090145375 - Cooling system: A cooling system includes a first cooling system in which coolant is supplied from a radiator to a motor so as to cool the motor, and then the coolant is supplied to banks of an engine through a circulation passage and split flow passages so as to cool the engine;... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090145374 - Temperature responsive flow control valve for an engine cooling system: A temperature responsive control valve is disclosed. The valve may have a housing having a hot inlet, a cold inlet and an outlet. A first valve member, and a second valve member, may be configured to move within the housing to selectively prevent and permit flow from the hot inlet... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090145376 - Control device for hydraulically driven fan: A control device for a hydraulically driven fan is provided with a cooling fan which is rotated by a hydraulic motor and carries out ventilation for cooling a working fluid. Further, the control device for the hydraulically driven fan is provided with a sensor for detecting a temperature of the... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP
20090145377 - Piston assembly for barrel engine: A barrel engine includes a central drive shaft and a cam plate interconnected to the drive shaft. The barrel engine includes a plurality of cylinders each having a longitudinal axis that is generally parallel with the drive shaft. The axes of the cylinders are arranged in a generally circular manner... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090145380 - Apparatus for controlling variable valve device: A variable valve device modulates movement of a valve for internal combustion engine by using a hydraulic pressure. The variable valve device is controlled by a control device via a control valve that modulates hydraulic pressure supply to and discharge from the variable valve device. The control device offsets an... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090145381 - Vibration-damping control apparatus and vibration-damping control method for internal combustion engine: An apparatus and method of controlling vibration-damping for a vehicular internal combustion engine. The combustion is temporarily stopped in some cylinders among a plurality of cylinders, and the engine is operated by the remaining cylinders. Then, a variable valve mechanism which varies a valve lift amount of at least one... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090145382 - Control apparatus for an internal combustion engine and method for controlling the same: In a control apparatus for an internal combustion engine having a valve timing control portion controlling the timing opening and closing of an intake valve disposed in an intake port communicating with a cylinder of the internal combustion engine, when the internal combustion engine is being started from a cold... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090145383 - Variable valve system: A variable valve system includes a camshaft in which a first lobe having a first height and a second lobe having a second height that is higher than the first height from a rotational center axis of the camshaft are formed; a first tappet that corresponds to the first lobe... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090145384 - Adapter phasor control hold duty cycle system for an engine: A camshaft phasor control system for an engine includes a camshaft position sensor that generates a current camshaft position signal based on position of a camshaft. A first comparator generates a camshaft position signal based on the current camshaft position signal and a crankshaft position. The second comparator generates an... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090145386 - Valve timing adjusting apparatus: A valve timing adjusting apparatus for an internal combustion engine having a bearing includes a camshaft, a housing, a vane rotor, a control valve, and a fastening member. The fastening member is mounted on an axial end portion of the camshaft on a side of the vane rotor opposite from... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090145385 - Valve timing control apparatus: A valve timing control apparatus includes a driving rotation member, a driven rotation member, an advance angle chamber displacing a rotation phase of the driven rotation member relative to the driving rotation member in an advance angle direction, a retard angle chamber displacing the relative rotation phase in a retard... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090145387 - Engine: A valve mechanism drives an exhaust valve with a valve lifter and an exhaust camshaft. Oil is supplied to a journal surface of the camshaft and a bearing supporting the camshaft journal surface through an axial oil passage formed in the camshaft. The bearing is defined by a cam cap... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090145388 - Valve gear and rocker arm unit: A valve gear comprises a cylinder head, a supporting member fixed to the cylinder head, a rocker arm which is mounted on the supporting member so as to be placed on the latter, a substantially plate-shaped clip mountable to the rocker arm, the clip having a fitting hole in which... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090145389 - Rocker arm for variable valve lift, and variable valve lift apparatus having the same: The present invention provides a variable valve lift including a housing, a plurality of swing arms that are rotatably arranged at the housing, and a plurality of latching mechanisms for selectively latching the plurality of swing arms.... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090145390 - Valve operating system for variable displacement internal combustion engine: A cylinder valve operating system for a variable displacement internal combustion engine having poppet valves includes a cam arm driven by a camshaft and a valve arm selectively driven by the cam arm. A valve arm positioner, which may be hydraulically cushioned, adjustably maintains the valve arm in contact with... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20090145378 - Switchable component for a valve train of an internal combustion engine: The invention proposes a switchable component (1) for a valve train of an internal combustion engine, said component comprising a housing (2) in whose bore (3) an axially displaceable inner element (4) is received, at least one coupling means (5) being arranged in the inner element (4), said coupling means... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20090145391 - Switching element for a valve train of an internal combustion engine: The invention proposes a switching element (1) for a valve train of an internal combustion engine, particularly for valve deactivation, with a simple-to-implement measure for adjusting the coupling lash of its coupling means (8) in a receptacle (6) using two retaining rings (19, 20), one of which is stocked in... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090145379 - Valve system: A valve system includes a first valve provided on an intake or exhaust port; a second valve provided on another intake or exhaust port; a first cam unit on a camshaft, defining first and second lobe heights; and a second cam unit on the camshaft, defining a third lobe height.... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090145393 - Valve stem seal with gas relief features: A valve stem seal can include an elastomeric component having a first portion for having a sealed engagement with a valve stem, and a pressure relief lip engaging a valve guide. The pressure relief lip can have a sealing configuration and a venting configuration. The venting configuration can allow excess... Agent: Freudenberg-nok General Partnership Legal Department
20090145394 - Piston assembly and connecting rod having a profiled wrist pin bore therefor: A piston assembly and connecting rod therefor is provided. The connecting rod has an elongate body extending to an end for operable attachment to a piston. The end has a wrist pin bore extending between opposite sides of the body. The wrist pin bore has a wavy profile extending between... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20090145395 - Oil pan structure and an engine therewith: An oil pan structure includes a plurality of reinforcement beads of several kinds. An engine utilizes the oil pan, whereby the strength and vibration-rigidity (rigidity against vibration) of the oil pan and the engine are sufficiently enhanced so that a natural frequency of the oil pan and the engine therewith... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090145396 - Coupling device: A coupling device for a split, in-line engine is provided. The coupling device may be configured to connect a first section of a crank shaft to a second section of the crank shaft of the engine. Further, the coupling device may be positioned at at least one main bearing of... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090145397 - Rotary engine systems: This rotary internal combustion engine has two rotatable vane type pistons mounted for axial rotation in a sealed casing. In an exemplary cycle, one piston is released to rotate at or prior to initiating combustion in the combustion space between the two pistons, while the other remains fixed. As the... Agent: Steven R. Scott
20090145399 - Method for controlling a fuel valve and/or an air valve for an internal combustion engine: A method for controlling a valve of a crank case scavenged internal combustion engine includes determining a valve control sequence, wherein the valve is controlled in consecutive periods of revolutions each having a period length of at least ten revolutions, and controlling the valve according to the valve control sequence... Agent: Houston Office Of Novak Druce And Quigg LLP
20090145400 - Fuel injection system with a plurality of pressure reservoirs: A fuel injection system (102) is proposed, in which between a high-pressure pump (111) and the injectors (116), one pressure reservoir (120) for each injector is provided.... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.
20090145401 - Injection nozzle: An injection nozzle for a compression ignition internal combustion engine, the injection nozzle comprising: a nozzle body provided with a bore, within which a unitary valve needle is movable along a primary valve needle axis, the valve needle being engageable with a valve seating defined by the bore to control... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090145402 - Fuel supply system having fuel filter installed downstream of feed pump: A fuel supply system for an accumulator fuel injection system designed to inject fuel, as stored in an accumulator, into an internal combustion engine through a fuel injector The fuel supply system includes a feed pump working to pump the fuel out of a fuel tank and a fuel filter... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090145403 - Fuel supply system having fuel filter installed downstream of feed pump: A fuel supply system for delivering fuel to, for example, a common rail of a diesel engine fuel injection system. The fuel supply system includes a priming pump, a feed pump, a fuel filter disposed downstream of the feed pump, a return path, and a return valve. When the pressure... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090145404 - Injector of a fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine: An injector with a double-switching control valve in which a valve body is guided in the housing of the control valve in a way that reduces the wear on a valve cone of the valve body and on a first valve seat in the housing of the control valve.... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.
20090145405 - Jet for orifice damping: The present invention provides a jet for providing orifice damping in the fuel delivery system of a compression-ignition combustion engine, wherein the jet (100) is formed by means of a deep draw process and comprises a hollow cylindrical body (102) having first and second ends (104, 106), the first end... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090145407 - Coupling arrangement and connection assembly: A coupling arrangement (12) with a housing (6) has a first locking part (18), a locking element (14) and a ring (16), which is arranged intermediate the locking element (14) and the housing (6). The locking element (14) is cylindrical having a center axis (X) and has a second locking... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090145406 - Fuel injection body sized to replace carburetor body: A fuel injection unit is designed for replacement of existing carburetors. The fuel injection unit can be sized similarly to the existing carburetor. The fuel injection unit can have concealed fuel injectors. End caps can be provided that overlie the fuel injectors and that contain fuel line connections. The end... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090145408 - Carburetor limiter cap device: An adjustment limiting device for a carburetor including a fuel adjustment valve rotatable to adjust a supply of fuel in or delivered from the carburetor includes an adjustment limiting cap and a connector. The adjustment limiting cap is adapted to be disposed over a portion of the fuel adjustment valve... Agent: Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.
20090145409 - Intake-air cooling apparatus for internal combustion engine and automobile using the same: There is provided an intake-air cooling apparatus for an internal combustion engine which can be arranged compactly. The intake-air cooling apparatus for an internal combustion engine is configured such that an intercooler that cools intake air with outside air and an evaporator that cools the intake air with refrigerant circulating... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090145410 - Breathing for an internal combustion engine: In one aspect of the disclosure an internal combustion engine may be provided that may include a combustion chamber and a piston reciprocally moveable in the combustion chamber. The combustion chamber may have an intake port and a dual function port. The dual function port may be connected to an... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.06/04/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20090139469 - Electrolyte delivery system and method: In a system for providing electrolyte to an electrolysis cell for producing hydrogen gas to inject into the intake of an internal combustion engine, a water store is in communication with a water supply line, for replenishing the level of electrolyte solution used by the electrolysis cell. A valve which... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090139470 - Engine system: An engine system in which either hydrogen produced from a hydrogen containing medium in terms of reaction using a catalyst or a mixture of the hydrogen and the hydrogen containing medium is employed as a fuel, in order to restrict heat deformation of a reactor, the engine system including a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090139471 - Water temperature controller: A water temperature controller includes a first body with a first connecting portion, and a second body with a second connecting portion. The connecting portions are slidably connected in a longitudinal direction. The first connecting portion may be at least partially disposed within the second connecting portion. An O-ring may... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090139472 - Automated no-idle heating and engine pre-heat using engine coolant: To avoid engine idling to support cabin heating, an auxiliary coolant heater can heat engine coolant and pump it through compartment heaters or the engine cooling system. The coolant flow control system provides great flexibility in selectively distributing heated coolant for heating and engine preheating.... Agent: International Truck Intellectual Property Company,
20090139473 - Engine fluid cooler: A fluid cooler for cooling a fluid, such as oil, associated with an engine of a vehicle, such as a motorcycle, includes a housing for mounting to a portion of the vehicle. In one embodiment, the housing is tubular in shape. First and second vents for air flow are formed... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090139474 - Air-to-air aftercooler: An air-to-air aftercooler is disclosed. The air-to-air aftercooler includes at least one core assembly and two inlet lines connected to the core assembly. The air-to-air aftercooler may also include a single outlet line configured to direct cooled charge air to an intake manifold of an engine.... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090139475 - Engine cooling system including metal foam: An engine is disclosed. The engine has an engine block and a cylinder within the engine block. The engine also has a cylinder head associated with a portion of the engine block and the cylinder. The engine further has a plurality of coolant passages formed within the engine block and... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090139492 - Variable compression ratio apparatus: A variable compression ratio apparatus that changes the compression ratio of an air-fuel mixture in a combustion chamber according to a driving state of an engine, enablements may include a connecting rod receiving the combustion force from the piston; a pin link receiving a part of the combustion force from... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090139476 - Internal combustion engine: A two-stroke internal combustion engine is disclosed having opposed cylinders, each cylinder having a pair of opposed pistons, with all the pistons connected to a common central crankshaft. The inboard pistons of each cylinder are connected to the crankshaft with pushrods and the outboard pistons are connected to the crankshaft... Agent: Ganz Law, P.C.
20090139477 - Device and method for retaining a valve bridge: A device for retaining a valve bridge is disclosed. The valve bridge is engaged with a plurality of valves. The device has a first base member. The first base member is configured to engage at least one of the plurality of valves. The device also has a first latching member.... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090139478 - Reciprocating piston internal combustion engine and method for determining the wear of a transmission element arranged between a crankshaft and a camshaft: A method for determining a wear value of a transmission element between a crankshaft and a camshaft of a reciprocating piston internal combustion engine, in particular a timing chain or toothed belt, is provided. The camshaft is driven by the transmission element via a drive part, for example a camshaft... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090139479 - Ignition spark plug: An ignition plug is disclosed which includes a hollow main cell having a bendable extension part and a primary combustion chamber, an insulator mounted in the main cell, to insulate a terminal rod centrally embedded in the main cell, a central electrode having a first electrical contact arranged in the... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20090139480 - Starter for small-sized engine: A starter for a small-sized engine, capable of reliably starting the engine by a rope reel and stably supporting a drive cam. The starter has, received in a starter case, a cylindrical drive cam having a starter clutch mechanism, the rope reel for a recoil starter, and a starter motor,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090139481 - Liquid-cooled composite piston: The invention proposes a liquid-cooled assembled piston (1) having an upper part (2) and a lower part (3), wherein the upper part (2) and the lower part (3) are connected to one another by means of a radially outer annular support (12) and by means of a radially inner annular... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20090139483 - Materials and processes for reducing combustion by-products in a lubrication system for an internal combustion engine: A lubrication system having an oil filter modified to replace or supplement the performance of lubricant additives that may be used within an internal combustion engine to increase the performance of a lubricant. The formulation of the lubricant is changed in accordance with the chemicals placed in the oil filter.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20090139482 - Oil pump cover: In oil pump cover for a motor vehicle oil pump is provided that includes, but is not limited to a cover for covering a part of the motor vehicle oil pump. The oil pump cover further includes, but is not limited to an oil suction channel which can be connected... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20090139484 - Automatically adjustable oil renewal system: An oil renewal system for an engine is disclosed. The oil renewal system may have a removal device configured to selectively remove oil from the engine, and a condition sensor situated to generate a condition signal indicative of an oil condition. The oil renewal system may also have a controller... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090139485 - Direct injection two-stroke engine: A two-stroke engine having a combustion chamber (12), a cylinder (6) having an exhaust port (9) on which is centered a first diametral plane of the cylinder, a piston (4), a cylinder head (10) fitted with a sparkplug (11) on the same side as the exhaust port relative to a... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090139486 - Gas exchange valve actuating device: In a gas exchange valve actuating device for transmitting a drive movement to at least one gas exchange valve of an internal combustion engine which includes a braking unit having at least one actuator, the gas exchange valve actuating device is provided with a locking unit for locking the actuator... Agent: Klaus J. Bach
20090139487 - Dual mode combustion apparatus and method: A fuel injection apparatus for a fuel injector nozzle includes a moveable valve needle slideably located within a nozzle body, the nozzle body having an internal surface defining a valve seat between a fuel supply path and fuel outlets. The valve needle includes an obturator piston that is engagable with... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090139489 - Control method of a direct injection system of the common rail type provided with a high-pressure fuel pump: A control method of a direct injection system of the common rail in an internal combustion engine; the control method contemplates the steps of: feeding the pressurized fuel to a common rail by means of a high-pressure pump presenting at least one pumping element mechanically operated by a drive shaft... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090139488 - Diagnostic system for high pressure fuel system: A diagnostic system for an engine is disclosed. The diagnostic system has a sensor configured to sense a parameter of the fuel pressurized by the engine, and to generate a signal corresponding to a value of the parameter. The diagnostic system also has a controller in communication with the engine... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090139490 - Control method for closed loop operation with adaptive wave form of an engine fuel injector oil or fuel control valve: A method and system controls motion of an armature 112 of a fuel injector 100. The armature moves between an open coil 118 and a close coil 116 of the injector. Acceleration current of a certain polarity is applied to the open coil 118 with the armature disposed at the... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC
20090139491 - Solenoid assembly having slotted stator: A solenoid assembly is disclosed. The solenoid assembly has a housing having a cavity disposed therein. The solenoid assembly also has a unitary stator having a plurality of separated portions. The separated portions are held together by at least one lip located on an outer periphery of the stator. The... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090139493 - Synchronizing common rail pumping events with engine operation: Noise and vibrations associated with a common rail fuel system drive linkage are reduced by synchronizing a high pressure common rail supply pump with engine operation. This may be accomplished by selecting a linkage associated with a desired ratio of engine speed to pump speed along with selecting a number... Agent: Caterpillar C/o Liell, Mcneil & Harper Intellectual Property Department
20090139494 - Dual piston direct injection fuel pump: A fuel pump for an automotive application includes two separate pumping chambers within each of which a piston is reciprocated in order to pump fuel to an engine for the automobile. The dual cylinder arrangement increases the output capacity of the fuel pump.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090139495 - Carbon canister with purge buffer system: A carbon canister includes a housing and a carbon bed located in the housing. A discharge tube is coupled to the housing and arranged to conduct fuel vapor from the canister to a vapor-delivery system coupled to an engine to clean the carbon bed in the housing.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090139496 - Hydrocarbon fuel vapour filter system: A hydrocarbon vapour filter system for capturing vapour released from a fuel tank. The system contains a vapour line in vapour-tight communication with the fuel tank, having a vapour capture segment for capturing fuel vapour, and in in the preferred embodiment a purging stage releasing the fuel vapour. During engine... Agent: Dimock Stratton LLP
20090139497 - Engine having thin film oxygen separation system: An oxygen separation system for an engine is disclosed. The oxygen separation system may include a cathode exposed to inlet air, an anode configured to direct a flow of substantially pure oxygen to a combustion chamber of the engine, and a thin film electrolyte located between the anode and the... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090139498 - Fuel cooler: A liquid fuel cooling system includes an intake line, a heat exchanger, an exhaust fine, a fuel pump, and an amount of frozen carbon dioxide. The intake line connects the heat exchanger to a fuel source, and the exhaust line connects the heat exchanger to a fuel destination. The fuel... Agent: Stephen Gardner Rasmussen
20090139499 - Method to determine the fuel temperature in a common rail injection system: In a method to determine the temperature of a fuel in a common rail injection system of an engine, the fuel temperature at one place of the common rail injection system is calculated from a fuel temperature at another place of the common rail injection system.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090139500 - Exhaust gas recirculation system: An exhaust gas recirculation system for reducing emissions which includes an exhaust portion having an outlet housing for collecting exhaust gas from an exhaust manifold of an internal combustion engine. The system also includes an intake portion having an inlet housing for introducing air into an intake manifold of an... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company
20090139502 - Exhaust gas recirculation system technical field: An exhaust gas recirculation system having at least one cooler with a housing and at least one valve with a pivotably actuated valve member on an inlet side is characterized in that an actuator for the valve is mounted to the housing of the cooler, which is connected to the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090139501 - Exhaust-gas recirculation in an air-cooled internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine includes a crankcase and a cylinder head which covers a cylinder of the crankcase and in which a fresh-gas channel and an exhaust-gas channel are made which open on a cylinder-head longitudinal side and are connected to in each case a fresh-gas line and an exhaust-gas... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC
20090139503 - Closed crankcase ventilation apparatus: A CCV apparatus that exhausts blow-by gas from a crankcase effectively and thereby prevents pressure in a crankcase from excessively increasing may include: a lower case, a middle case comprising a body, an upper plate and a cup wherein the upper plate is provided with a blow-by gas passageway coupled... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090139504 - Method and device for igniting a combustible gas mixture in a combustion engine: A voltage transformer circuit for supplying ignition power to a spark plug includes a transformer, a primary circuit, and a secondary circuit. The primary circuit is coupled with the secondary circuit via the transformer in order that, when a transistor switch is closed, power is transmitted from the primary circuit... Agent: Walter A Hackler Patent Law Office
20090139505 - Igniter system: A coil failure detection circuit detects a rise of a collector current of an IGBT and a timer circuit measures the length of a rise period. If the rise is not a normal one, an electronic control unit judges that a coil failure has occurred. The electronic control unit turns... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.Previous industry: Liquid heaters and vaporizers
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