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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. 11/24/2011 > 23 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110283959 - Ammonia burning internal combustion engine: An ammonia burning internal combustion engine in which, in addition to ammonia, a reformed gas reformed at a reformer is fed into a combustion chamber. When a reforming ability of the reformer is less than a predetermined reforming ability, an ammonia ratio is increased to a ratio more than the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110283960 - Ammonia-engine system: An ammonia-engine system is capable of supplying an ammonia cracking catalyst with a temperature necessary to promote a reaction even during low load operation in which a temperature of an exhaust gas from an ammonia engine is lower than an operating temperature of the ammonia cracking catalyst. In an ammonia-engine... Agent: Hitachi Zosen Corporation
20110283961 - Adjustable camshaft arrangement: A camshaft arrangement having two shafts disposed coaxially, one inside the other. A connecting element is inserted into a receptacle in the inner shaft, such that a part of the connecting element protrudes out of the receptacle, and that the protruding part is inserted at least partially in a recess,... Agent: Thyssenkrupp Presta Teccenter Ag
20110283962 - Compound drive for the sleeve valve of an engine: A drive train for the sleeve of a sleeve valve engine has a pair of drives imparting compound motion to the sleeve which gives improved port opening and closing. One drive uses a engine driven first gear to give eccentric motion to the sleeve by a cam and follower. The... Agent:
20110283963 - Accommodating piston seat for differential-stroke cycle engines: A piston seat method and apparatus for a differential-stroke cycle combustion engine, the combustion engine including one or more two-part pistons, each two-part piston having a first piston part and a second piston part. The apparatus comprising: a piston seat cover operatively associated with the first piston part, the piston... Agent: Yan Engines LLC
20110283964 - Crank chamber communication structure of multi-cylinder internal combustion engine: A crank chamber communication structure for a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine having a plurality of partition walls that are formed by a cylinder block and a crankcase, that are formed to support a crankshaft and to define a plurality of crank chambers that correspond to the plurality of cylinders, the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110283967 - Heavy particle oil separator splash shield: The present disclosure generally relates to a locomotive diesel engine and, more particularly, to a heavy particle oil separator splash shield. Specifically, provided is a system and method for reducing exhaust particulate emissions. The present shield minimizes heavy particle oil droplets in close proximity to the oil separator from entering... Agent:
20110283965 - Oil pan for an internal combustion engine: An oil pan for an internal combustion engine has a pan body and a partition disposed in the pan body so as to separate an interior of the pan body into two separate oil chambers. The partition is provided with at least two overflow openings. An adjustable closure element is... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh
20110283966 - Oil pump module having an oil pump module housing: An oil pump module is provided that has an oil pump module housing. The oil pump module is situated in an oil pan of an internal combustion engine below a crankshaft. Moving parts of an oil pump and an angular momentum balance shaft are situated in the oil pump module... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20110283968 - Oil supply system for an engine: An oil supply system for a reciprocating piston internal combustion engine is disclosed in which the supply of oil to piston cooling jets is controlled by pressure operated valves designed to open at a pre-defined valve opening pressure. The pressure of oil supplied by a pump is controlled to be... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110283969 - Elastic fixing for a piston of a variable compression ratio engine: The elastic fixing for a piston (2) of a variable compression ratio engine (10) includes at least one metal rod (15) kept under tension between the piston (2) and the transmission member (3) and which applies a strong contact pressure between the base of the piston (2) and the top... Agent: Mce-5 Development
20110283970 - Throttle apparatus for internal combustion engine: A full close position limiting member is adapted to be engaged with a valve gear when a valve is driven in a valve closing direction and reaches a full close position of the valve. An intermediate position limiting member is adapted to be engaged with a return spring when the... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110283971 - Method for managing transitions in internal combustion engines with combustion phasing: A combustion mode transition control for controlling a transition between a homogeneous-charge compression-ignition (HCCI) combustion mode and a spark-ignition (SI) combustion mode includes slowly transitioning intake and exhaust camshafts from initial phase settings corresponding to one of the HCCI and SI combustion modes to target phase settings corresponding to the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20110283972 - Control strategy for transitions between homogeneous-charge compression-ignition and spark-ignition combustion modes: A direct-injection internal combustion engine includes an intake camshaft with a low-lift intake cam and a high-lift intake cam, a variable lift control for selectively operating an intake valve in one of a low-lift intake valve profile with the low-lift intake cam and a high-lift intake valve profile with the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20110283973 - Fuel delivery pipe: A fuel delivery pipe made of resin, comprises: a pipe body internally formed with a fuel passage; an inlet pipe for introducing fuel into the pipe body; a plurality of injector attaching parts for distributing the fuel introduced into the pipe body to a plurality of injectors through the fuel... Agent: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110283974 - Internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine has at least one combustion chamber which may be closed by an intake valve, at least one air intake port which leads to the intake valve, and a fuel injection device which in association with the at least one combustion chamber has a first injector and... Agent:
20110283975 - Circuit arrangement for controlling an injection valve: A circuit arrangement controls at least one injection valve, in particular a solenoid injection valve, for an internal combustion engine. The circuit includes a supply potential connection, a reference potential connection; one or more solenoids; a controllable voltage boosting circuit for generating from the first voltage a second voltage that... Agent: Continental Automotive Gmbh
20110283977 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine with supercharger: A control apparatus applied to an internal combustion engine including a turbocharger in which a movable vane mechanism capable of varying throttled quantity of a passage of intake air discharged from a compressor wheel by varying a position of vanes is disposed to a compressor, a low-pressure EGR passage to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110283976 - Vehicle pneumatic booster system operating method and apparatus: An apparatus and method for improving vehicle performance by application of pneumatic boost to vehicle engines, including diesel engines having at least one turbocharger supplying air to the engine, in a manner which increases engine torque output while minimizing the potential for exceed various operating limits to the maximum practicable... Agent: Bendix Commercial Vehicle System LLC
20110283978 - Internal combustion engine with a first and second cooling system: A cooling structure for cooling a liquid-cooled internal combustion engine is provided where the engine includes an EGR passage interposed between an exhaust manifold structure and an inlet manifold structure of the engine. The cooling structure includes a first cooling system and a second cooling system. The first cooling system... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab
20110283979 - System and method for returning oil separated from engine crankcase gases: A system for processing PCV gases is disclosed. In one example, the system includes an oil passage solely linking an oil separator to an engine crankcase. The system can provide an oil column that provides for continuous oil return from the oil separator to the engine crankcase even during conditions... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110283980 - Internal combustion engine having combustion chamber with blended hemispherical and pent-roof portions: An internal combustion engine is provided including an engine block, a cylinder head mounted on the engine block including a combustion face forming a portion of a combustion chamber, wherein the combustion face includes a pent-roof portion and a hemispherical shaped portion. A first intake valve port formed in the... Agent: Cummins Intellectual Properties, Inc.
20110283981 - Apparatus for acquiring responsibility of oxygen concentration sensor: The fact that “with respect to a process in which the output value of a downstream air-fuel ratio sensor (sensor output value) is inverted from the minimum output value to the maximum output value during execution of an active control, the local maximum and minimum values of the secondary differential... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha11/17/2011 > 28 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110277707 - Water pump with integrated oil cooler: An engine assembly includes a water pump assembly and an oil cooler mounted to the water pump assembly. The water pump assembly includes a rear housing which at least partially defines at least one water passage to fluidly connect the water pump assembly to the oil cooler. A surface is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110277708 - Cylinder head for internal combustion engine: A cylinder head for an internal combustion engine comprises a cooling water jacket having a high volume lower portion and a low volume upper portion. A plurality of coolant risers in the high volume lower portion are configured to receive high pressure coolant from coolant openings in a cylinder block.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110277732 - Engine structure having conjugate cam assembly: An engine structure having a conjugate cam assembly is provided and includes a piston which can be used to push or pulled by the conjugate cam assembly mounted on a camshaft through a connection rod, a roller rocker and two rollers. The conjugate cam assembly has two cams with cam... Agent: National Sun Yat-sen University
20110277709 - Supercharged engine system: A system for supplying compressed air to an engine is presented. In one embodiment, the system includes a cylinder block that forms at least part of an air compressor housing. The system may improve engine balance and reduce engine assembly cost.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110277710 - Valve stopping device for internal combustion engine: The valve stopping device includes a control device 2 and a plurality of actuators 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, which stop either an intake valve or an exhaust valve. The actuators 4A, 4D for some of a plurality of cylinders included in the internal combustion engine stop a valve in the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110277711 - Method and system for internal combustion engine: It is provided an improved internal combustion engine unit. The engine unit has a piston moving in a cylinder enclosing cylinder volume, an intake valve controlling closing and opening of an intake aperture connecting the cylinder volume to an intake manifold, and an exhaust valve controlling closing and opening of... Agent:
20110277712 - Electrohydraulic valve controller: An electrohydraulic valve controller (1) for the variable actuation of a gas exchange valve (2) of an internal combustion engine is provided that includes a hydraulic valve (13), and for the purpose of emergency running properties, an additional hydraulic valve (19).... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg
20110277713 - Harmonic drive camshaft phaser with a compact drive sprocket: A camshaft phaser includes a housing with an array of internal splines formed within a bore. A harmonic gear drive unit is disposed within the housing and includes a circular spline and a dynamic spline, a flexspline disposed radially within the circular spline and the dynamic spline, a wave generator... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20110277714 - Fuel pump tappet/roller follower lubrication: A cylinder head including a dam defining a reservoir surrounding the periphery of the fuel pump tappet/roller follower mounting hole is provided. The cylinder head includes a tappet/roller follower mounted in the tappet/roller follower mounting hole and in communication with a cam and a fuel pump. The fuel pump is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110277715 - Cold-formed flat top plunger for use in a hydraulic lash adjuster and method of making same: A cold-formed flat top plunger blank is provided for use in a hydraulic lash adjuster. An end wall at the first end of the plunger body defines a flat top surface that is cold-formed to final dimensions or net shape. The flat top surface at the first end of the... Agent: Eaton Corporation
20110277716 - Intake manifold for an internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine comprises a cylinder block, a cylinder head mounted on the cylinder block, and an intake manifold assembly. The intake manifold assembly comprises an inboard disposed inboard disposed zip tube, an outboard disposed intake manifold plenum fluidly connected to and configured to receive combustion air from the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110277717 - Intake manifold: An intake manifold assembly for mounting to a cylinder head and configured to deliver combustion air thereto comprises a centrally positioned zip tube having an opening for receipt of combustion air from a throttle body. First and second flow runners extend from the centrally positioned zip tube to terminate at... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20110277718 - Engine including valve geometry relative to bore size: An engine assembly may include an engine block defining a cylinder bore, a cylinder head coupled to the engine block, a first intake valve, a fuel injector in communication with the cylinder bore and a spark plug in communication with the cylinder bore. The cylinder bore may define a first... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110277719 - Rotary intake and exhaust system: A rotary intake and exhaust system for an internal combustion piston engine that includes an engine having at least one cylinder and piston that define a combustion chamber. A crankshaft is coupled to the piston for moving the piston within the cylinder. A cylinder head is positioned to interface with... Agent:
20110277720 - Compact second order balance shaft arrangement with low inertia driven shaft: A balancer assembly for an engine includes a first balance shaft and a second balance shaft parallel with and laterally spaced from the first balance shaft. The first balance shaft includes a first counterweight portion and a second counterweight portion axially spaced from each other, with each defining a first... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110277721 - Cylinder head drain and vent: A central direct injection (DI) cylinder head is configured with an intake valvetrain and an exhaust valvetrain separated by an uncovered central DI valley. The uncovered central DI valley limits oil flow from the high side chamber to the low side chamber and PCV transfer. Oil drainage and additional PCV... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110277723 - Cylinder head for an internal combustion engine, with integrated exhaust manifold: A cylinder head for an internal combustion engine incorporates—in a single cast piece—the engine exhaust manifold. A lower cooling jacket and an upper cooling jacket arranged below and above said integrated exhaust manifold are provided in the body of the head. At least one of such cooling jackets is divided... Agent:
20110277722 - Engine camshaft cover with integrated oil passages for camshaft phaser actuation: A camshaft cover mounts to a cylinder head and defines cavities for oil control valves that adjust the position of camshafts via camshaft phaser assemblies. The cavities are positioned above the camshafts when the camshaft cover is mounted to the cylinder head. A feed passage communicates pressurized fluid from the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20110277724 - Cylinder head dry valley drain: An engine comprises a cylinder head at least partially defining a dry valley and a cover secured to the cylinder head. The cover defines a first aperture. A boss extends from the cylinder head toward the cover. The boss defines a second aperture. A fastener extends through the first aperture... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110277725 - Engine assembly with camshaft housing: An engine assembly may include an engine structure, a first camshaft housing assembly and a first camshaft assembly. The first camshaft housing assembly may be supported by the engine structure and have a first portion providing a first plurality of bearing support surfaces on a first side and a second... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110277726 - Oiling system for timing chains: An oiling system for providing oil to a timing chain adjacent a cylinder head of an engine is provided. The oiling system includes a redirect feature, a vent window defined by the cylinder head, a rail feature, and a transfer feature. The redirect feature is configured to channel oil toward... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110277727 - Engine including fuel injector spray pattern: An engine assembly may include an engine structure defining a combustion chamber, a spark plug extending into a central region of the combustion chamber and a fuel injector in communication with the central region of the combustion chamber. The fuel injector may define a C-shaped fuel spray emanating from the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110277728 - Control system and method for improving engine stop-start response time: A control system for an engine includes a stop-start initiation module and a load control module. The stop-start initiation module shuts down the engine in response to an engine shutdown request. The load control module, in response to the engine shutdown request, increases a rate at which a rotational speed... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110277729 - Compression-braking system: A method is disclosed for controlling compression-braking performance of an engine having a piston in a combustion cylinder. The method may include providing a valve in fluid communication with the combustion cylinder and at least one valve actuator operable to control the valve to perform compression-braking by opening the valve,... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20110277730 - Fuel injection system: A fuel injection system is described, and which has an upstream portion and a downstream portion. The upstream portion includes a source of fuel, the fuel inlet of a fuel injection servo or flow regulator, and a first fuel flow line connected in fuel flowing relation relative to the source... Agent:
20110277731 - Engine device: There is provided an engine device structured such that it can improve a workability for processing a common rail system, or attaching and detaching it, in spite that it is possible to reduce a damage of a common rail due to a collision. In the engine device structured such that... Agent:
20110277733 - Engine including positive crankcase ventilation: An engine assembly may include an engine structure, an intake assembly and a cylinder head cover assembly. The engine structure may define a combustion chamber and a crankcase in communication with a fresh air supply. The intake assembly may be in communication with the combustion chamber. The cylinder head cover... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110277734 - Catalytic fuel oxidation system using exhaust gas: A fuel system for an automotive engine is provided that includes a catalytic reactor that is configured to partially oxidize a portion of hydrocarbons in a hydrocarbon based fuel to create a fuel that is more compression ignitable. Exhaust gas is diverted from the exhaust system of an automobile and... Agent:11/10/2011 > 22 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110271925 - Fuel composition: A fuel composition having a boiling range of between 95 to 440 degrees Fahrenheit wherein the fuel composition has (a) a total sum of n-paraffins and naphthenes content of at least 7 volume percent.... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20110271926 - Fuel formulations: Gasoline fuel formulation having a laminar burning velocity SL which is equal to or below that of isooctane at a pressure of 1 bar, a temperature of 300 K and stoichiometric air/fuel mixture strength. The formulation can be used to reduce pre-ignition in a turbocharged spark ignition engine, in particular... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20110271916 - Internal combustion engine with liquid cooling: A system for providing cooling to at least one cylinder of an engine is disclosed. The system comprises at least one coolant jacket in a cylinder head arranged on an inlet side of a cylinder and at least one coolant jacket in the cylinder head arranged on an outlet side... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110271917 - Valve operating apparatus for internal combustion engine: The present invention makes it possible to favorably change valve-opening characteristics of a valve using a simplified configuration without leading to an increase in the number of components and also without causing an increase of friction due to sliding, in a valve operating apparatus for an internal combustion engine in... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110271918 - Variable valve operating apparatus for internal combustion engine: A changeover mechanism 90 is provided which is capable of switching between a connection state in which a first rocker arm 96 and a second rocker arm 98 are in connection with each other via a changeover pin 112, 118 and a disconnection state in which the connection is released.... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110271920 - Spark ignition type internal combustion engine: A spark ignition type internal combustion engine of the present invention is provided with a variable closing timing mechanism which can change a closing timing of an intake valve after suction bottom dead center wherein the amount of intake air fed into a combustion chamber is controlled mainly by changing... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110271919 - Valve timing control apparatus: A valve timing control apparatus includes a driving-side rotating member, a driven-side rotating member, a fluid pressure chamber formed by the driving-side rotating member and the driven-side rotating member and divided into a retarded angle chamber and an advanced angle chamber by a parting portion, a fluid control valve mechanism... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20110271921 - Engine that is equipped with continuous variable valve lift system: An engine having a continuously variable valve lift system, may include a camshaft having an input cam formed at one side thereof, wherein the camshaft is mounted on a cylinder head, a drum shaft that is disposed with a predetermined distance from the camshaft, wherein a swing arm is rotatably... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20110271922 - Variable valve lift apparatus: A variable valve lift apparatus may include an outer tappet body of which a latching portion connecting hole and an outer tappet body guide hole may be formed therewithin, an inner tappet body of which an inner tappet body guide hole may be formed therewithin and slidably disposed within the... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20110271923 - Rocker arm: A rocker arm for a tappet pushrod valve train, which has a contact surface for a gas exchange valve on an underside at one end and a first bore in which a hydraulic lash adjusting element is arranged at another end. A second bore extends transverse through the rocker arm,... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg
20110271924 - Switchable component for a valve drive of an internal combustion engine: A switchable component, which has a housing with a bore and an inner element held in the bore with a head that projects above a rim of the housing. The housing and the inner element are loaded away from each other by a lost-motion spring. At least one coupling piston... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg
20110271927 - Automatic start/stop device for engine-driven power generator: Starting and stopping an engine is automatically controlled based on a load without using a relay. An inverter engine-driven power generator has an alternator, a rectifying circuit, a DC/DC converter, and an inverter circuit. A load detection circuit is connected to an output of the inverter circuit in parallel. A... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110271928 - Determination of an overspeed-shutdown event in a combustion engine: Methods and systems are provided for detecting an overspeed shutdown condition of an internal combustion engine. The pressure within an air-intake manifold of the engine is measured, and that pressure is compared to a predetermined pressure, which represents the pressure within the air-intake manifold when an overspeed-shutdown mechanism has not... Agent: Paccar Inc
20110271929 - Rotary combustion apparatus: A combustion apparatus having a housing including an inner surface that defines at least one chamber, a rotor, a rotor shaft, an intake shaft, an exhaust shaft, and a gearing mechanism. The chamber includes an intake valve port and an exhaust valve port, and the rotor shaft is coupled to... Agent:
20110271930 - Gas engine with spark plug and bore-cooling holes: Provided is a check valve structure capable of preventing soot accumulation in a check valve arranged in a pre-combustion chamber (4) due to incomplete combustion of fuel gas and preventing malfunction the check valve (6) for a gas engine having an pre-combust ion chamber with a spark plug. An arrangement... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20110271931 - Piston bowl with flat bottom: A piston for a direct injection engine is provided, the piston having a bowl at an upper end, the bowl forming a portion of a combustion chamber. The bowl includes an inner surface that defines a volume configured to receive a fuel-air mixture, the inner surface of the bowl including... Agent: Southwest Research Institute
20110271932 - Combustion chamber constructions for opposed-piston engines: A combustion chamber for an opposed-piston engine includes a squish zone defined between circumferential peripheral areas of opposing end surfaces of the pistons, a cavity defined by one or more bowls in the end surfaces, and at least one injection port that extends radially through the squish zone into the... Agent: Achates Power, Inc.
20110271933 - Forced induction system for an internal combustion engine: A forced induction system for an internal combustion engine that includes at least one cylinder and at least one piston that is positioned in the cylinder. Valves are linked with the cylinder that allows ingress and egress of a fluid. At least one accumulation chamber is positioned external relative to... Agent:
20110271935 - High-pressure injector: The present invention shows a high-pressure injector having the following assemblies: an injector unit (1), a drive unit (2) for driving the injector unit (1), preferably a high-pressure storage unit (3) for supplying the injector unit (1) with fuel, and a high-pressure connection (4). Provision is made in this respect... Agent: Liebherr Machines Bulle Sa
20110271934 - Injector to fuel rail coupling structure for high pressure direct injection engines: Coupling structure (10) for coupling a fuel injector to a fuel rail (16) includes a fuel injector receiving cup (14) having an outer wall (22) and an interior space (24). The cup includes slot structure (26, 28) through the outer wall. Clip structure (30, 32) has a base (31) and... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems Us, Inc.
20110271936 - Air intake powered engine backpressure reducing system: An engine system includes an internal combustion engine and an air intake assembly configured to supply a flow of air to one or more cylinders of the internal combustion engine. The air intake assembly includes an air supply conduit with a turbine therein, a bypass conduit configured to bypass the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110271937 - Heat exchanger method and apparatus for engine exhaust gases: A heat exchanger device for an exhaust gas recirculation system of an internal combustion engine includes a heat exchange device including a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is in fluid contact with a recirculated portion of exhaust gas flowing in an exhaust system and the second... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.11/03/2011 > 38 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110265736 - Engine system with reformer: Disclosed is an engine system with a reformer, the engine system comprising a reformer and driving an engine using, as a fuel, a reformed fuel produced by reforming pre-reformed fuel with the reformer, in which the reformer is connected with both a pre-reformed fuel supply adjustment unit which adjusts the... Agent:
20110265737 - Methods and devices for fuel reformation: Disclosed are methods and systems for reforming fuels by subjecting them to ultrasonic energy. Such methods and systems can be conducted and carried on-board vehicles powered by combustion engines to enhance fuel efficiency and/or modify exhaust emissions.... Agent:
20110265738 - Wire catalyst for hydrogenation/dehydrogenation reaction and manufacturing method therefor: A wire catalyst for hydrogenation reaction and/or dehydrogenation reaction comprises a metallic core and an oxide surface layer covering at least part of the surface thereof. The metallic core is electrically conductive so that the metallic core itself can generate heat by directly passing an electric current therethrough or electromagnetic... Agent:
20110265739 - Coolant passage apparatus for internal combustion engine: A coolant passage apparatus 10 is formed by joining a plurality of resin moldings 31 and 32 which are each individually molded. A pair of coolant receiving pipes 11 and 12 for respectively receiving a coolant from a pair of engine heads and riser pipes 17 and 18 adjoining the... Agent: Nippon Thermostat Co., Ltd.
20110265740 - Engine cooling device: An engine cooling device includes: a water pump pressure-feeding a common coolant to plural coolant circulation paths; an engine including an engine main body; a water-cooled header cooling an exhaust system of the engine by use of the coolant, a heat capacity of the water-cooled header being smaller than that... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110265741 - Coolant circuit for an internal combustion engine: A coolant circuit for an internal combustion engine having a cylinder crankcase with at least two opposing cylinder banks, and cylinder heads associated to the cylinder banks, includes a first subcircuit for cooling the cylinder crankcase and a second subcircuit in separate parallel relationship to the first subcircuit for cooling... Agent: Audi Ag
20110265742 - Apparatus for controlling water pump of hybrid vehicle and method thereof: A water pump control apparatus and method of a hybrid vehicle are used to control a motorized water pump according to the heat emission amount of an engine. The apparatus and method include calculating a temperature difference by detecting a temperature of a coolant exhausted from an engine and a... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20110265744 - Internal combustion engine piston with cooling channel said piston comprising a sealing element sealing the cooling channel: A cooling channel piston has a radially circumferential cooling channel located behind a ring field. The cooling channel piston is forged from a steel material and the cooling channel is worked in by machining between an upper part below the ring field and a lower part above the piston bosses... Agent: Ks Kolbenschmidt Gmbh
20110265743 - Piston for an internal combustion engine: A cooling structure for an internal combustion engine piston is provided. The piston includes an oil cooling channel integrated in the piston. The oil cooling channel has a bottom surface facing towards a top surface of the piston and a top surface facing away from the top surface of the... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab
20110265745 - Vehicle and propulsion system including an internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine for a vehicle, such as a motorcycle, includes a crankcase, two banks of cylinders projecting from the crankcase in a 56-57 degree V-configuration, a plurality of pushrods, and a plurality of camshafts supported by the crankcase. The two banks of cylinders include a first cylinder bank... Agent:
20110265746 - Valve system: A valve system for providing closing force to one or more valves of an engine is provided. In one example, the system comprises a first tappet bore in fluid communication with a second tappet bore via a bidirectional oil passage. The system may provide valve closing forces to assist in... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110265747 - Variable valve actuation apparatus of internal combustion engine: In a variable valve actuation apparatus with a speed reducer between a timing sprocket and a camshaft for changing a phase of the camshaft relative to the sprocket, while reducing normal-rotation/reverse-rotation of an electric motor, the speed reducer includes an eccentric rotation member connected to an output shaft of the... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20110265748 - Variable valve device: A variable valve device includes: a drive shaft (1) that rotates in synchronization with a crankshaft of an engine; a drive cam (13) provided on the drive shaft (1); a rocker cam (6) pivotally supported on the drive shaft (1); an engine valve that is driven to open and close... Agent: Nippon Motor Co., Ltd.
20110265749 - Bearing block for a camshaft: A bearing block comprises a camshaft in an internal combustion engine and a valve drive. The valve drive may include at least one rocker arm mounted on a rocker arm shaft, wherein the bearing block is formed concurrently with the mounting of the at least one rocker arm.... Agent:
20110265750 - Switchable lever for a valve drive of an internal combustion engine: A switchable lever for a valve drive of an internal combustion engine which has two side walls with ends connected by a crossbar. There is a gas-exchange valve system in the crossbar at one end and a bearing for the pivotable support of the crossbar at the other end. An... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg
20110265751 - Switchable lever for a valve drive of an internal combustion engine: A switchable lever for a valve drive of an internal combustion engine, which has an elongated housing with two side walls. A crossbar for a gas-exchange valve system and another end of the housing has a hearing for pivotable support of the crossbar. An axle is held nondisplaceably in the... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg
20110265752 - Tappet: A tappet (1) for a high-pressure fuel pump having a housing (2), the drive input side (7), which serves as a cam run-on face. The housing (2) incorporates a roller (8), wherein the drive output side (3), which serves as a contact surface for a tappet follower part, of said... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg
20110265753 - Starter for two-cycle engines: A two-cycle engine starting device comprises a support structure having a tool securement attached to a base, e.g., a tripod. The tool securement has a holding plate and at least one locking arrangement that temporarily holds a tool to the support structure. A cylinder is secured to the support structure,... Agent:
20110265754 - Valve unit for an internal combustion engine and internal combustion engine: The invention relates to a valve unit for at least one of influencing and controlling a gas flow in an internal combustion engine comprising at least one valve member for modifying a cross-section of a gas flow-carrying channel through which a fluid flows and a drive train for rotatingly driving... Agent: Mahle International Gmbh
20110265755 - Crankshaft damper and tone wheel assembly having noise reducing configuration: This disclosure provides crankshaft damper and tone wheel assembly having a low noise characteristic. The crankshaft damper and tone wheel assembly can provides both damping of vibrations excited in a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine and an indication of the rotational speed or position of the crankshaft. The crankshaft... Agent: Cummins Intellectual Properties, Inc.
20110265756 - Cylinder head: A cylinder head of an internal combustion engine comprises a camshaft that is mounted in the axial direction via at least one rolling bearing, wherein the at least one rolling bearing may be formed such that all occurring axial forces may be absorbed via the at least one rolling bearing.... Agent:
20110265757 - Aluminum alloy powder metal bulk chemistry formulation: A powder metal mixture is disclosed that provides improved mechanical properties for parts made from powder metal, such as cam caps. The powder metal mixture, upon sintering, forms an S phase intermetallic in the Al—Cu—Mg alloy system. The S phase is present in a concentration that results in an enhanced... Agent:
20110265759 - Internal combustion engine having independent gas supply with no compression stroke: An internal combustion engine having an independent gas supply with no compression stroke is provided. The internal combustion engine includes a body, an input unit, an output unit, and an exhaust unit. The body has at least one combustion chamber. The input unit is connected to the combustion chamber, for... Agent:
20110265758 - Method and system for pre-ignition control: Methods and systems are provided for addressing cylinder pre-ignition by adjusting a spray angle of fuel injected into a cylinder responsive to an indication of pre-ignition. A spray pattern of fuel injected in the cylinder is varied based on a cylinder pre-ignition count to reduce cylinder wall impingement of injected... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110265760 - Dual crankshaft engines: Engine systems have two or more internal combustion power units. The units are connected to deliver power by way of freewheeling mechanisms so that one of the power units may be stopped or idled while one or more other power units continues to supply power. A control system is configured... Agent:
20110265761 - Method and related system of dithering spark timing to prevent pre-ignition in internal combustion engine: Methods of mitigating the occurrence of a low-speed pre-ignition event in a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine (10), the engine (10) having a computerized engine management control module (70) and an ignition timing module (66) controllable by the engine management control module (70). The computerized engine management module (70) monitors the... Agent: Southwest Research Institute
20110265762 - Method and system for pre-ignition control: Methods and systems are provided to address engine pre-ignition. One or more cylinders are alternately rich and lean operated for a duration to reduce engine thermal loading while maintaining an exhaust air-to-fuel ratio around stoichiometry.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110265763 - Piston engine, method and use: t
20110265764 - Method for starting a mixed fuel engine: A method for improving starting of an engine that may be operated with fuels having varying alcohol concentrations is presented. In one embodiment, the method adjusts a compression ratio of an engine in response to a number of combustion events after an engine stop and a concentration of alcohol in... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110265765 - Direct injection pump control strategy for noise reduction: A pump may have a first chamber and a solenoid coil to control movement of a first valve member. A second chamber may have a second valve member to control fluid moving into a third chamber. A first fluid passageway may link the first and second chambers, a second passageway... Agent: Denso International America, Inc.
20110265766 - Fuel delivery pipe: A fuel delivery pipe made of resin, comprises: a pipe body internally formed with a fuel passage; an inlet pipe for introducing fuel into the pipe body; and a plurality of injector attaching parts for distributing the fuel introduced into the pipe body to a plurality of injectors through the... Agent: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110265767 - Isolater for fuel injector: A fuel injector-engine component assembly includes an engine component with a stepped bore defined along an axis and having a stepped bore stop surface facing axially upward. A fuel injector extending along the axis is disposed in the stepped bore and includes a fuel injector stop surface facing axially downward... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20110265768 - Method and system for fuel vapor control: Methods and systems are provided for operating a fuel vapor recovery system having a fuel tank isolation valve coupled between a fuel tank and a canister. Fuel vapors are purged from the fuel tank to a canister buffer over a plurality of purge pulses. The pulses are adjusted based on... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110265769 - Fuel warming system: A fuel warming system featuring an outer housing that houses an inner housing, wherein a double copper coil is wrapped around the inner housing. Heating fluid and a heating element is disposed in the inner housing. A first thermal disc is adjustable and allows the temperature of the coil to... Agent:
20110265770 - Internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine includes a combustion chamber defined by a cylinder, a piston defining a piston top, a cylinder head with an intake port and an exhaust port, and a corresponding intake valve and an exhaust valve. The internal combustion engine further includes an intake manifold for supplying air... Agent:
20110265771 - Methods and systems for variable displacement engine control: Methods and systems are provided for selecting a group of cylinders for selective deactivation, in a variable displacement engine system, based at least on a regeneration state of an exhaust catalyst. The position of one or more valves and throttles may be adjusted based on the selective deactivation to reduce... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110265772 - Ejector type egr mixer: A radial-mixing exhaust gas recirculation mixer is disclosed having an air supply passage having a convergent portion. An exhaust gas recirculation passage within the convergent portion includes a nozzle having a terminal end. A mixing tube is arranged downstream from the air supply passage and at least a portion of... Agent:
20110265773 - Composition and method for reducing nox and smoke emissions from diesel engines at minimum fuel consumption: A diesel fuel composition is disclosed, as well as a method for reducing NOx and smoke emissions from a diesel engine at minimum fuel consumption which comprises adding to the diesel engine at least one diesel fuel or blending component for a diesel fuel which has a combination of a... Agent: Bp Corporation North America Inc.Previous industry: Liquid heaters and vaporizers
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