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Internal-combustion engines April category listing, related patent applications 04/12Below 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. 04/26/2012 > 27 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120097116 - High efficiency internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine system that converts thermal energy from an exhaust of an engine to mechanical energy includes a heat exchanger thermally coupled to an exhaust from an internal combustion process. The heat exchanger receives a heat transfer fluid therein. A generator is coupled to the heat exchanger. The... Agent: Ab Engine Incorporated
20120097117 - Reformed ethanol engines: Improved internal combustion engine power systems (e.g., those used to generate mechanical or electrical power in vehicular applications) that utilize a reformed alcohol fuel comprising a hydrogen-containing gas mixture, and more particularly, the efficient operation of such engines and power systems are disclosed. Modes of operating the engine power systems... Agent: Monstanto Technology LLC
20120097118 - Device and method for improving performance of a motor vehicle: A method for improving the performance of a motor vehicle which has a cooler and a fan for cooling the vehicle's engine, the method includes detecting (s410) a temperature-related parameter which affects the engine's temperature during specific cooling conditions; and activating operation of the fan when the engine's temperature fulfils... Agent:
20120097119 - Cylinder cooling apparatus for air-cooled engine: A cylinder cooling apparatus for an air-cooled engine is equipped with a cooling fan provided on one end section of a crankshaft; a pair of pushrod insertion holes for air intake and exhaust valves formed in a cylinder outer circumferential wall section; a fan shroud for covering the cooling fan... Agent:
20120097142 - Pre-combustion cycle pressurisation system: A two stroke internal combustion engine (1) incorporating an asymmetric exhaust port/transfer port inversion device (2) characterised in that the device includes a hollow flap valve (100) adapted to pivot about a hollow pivot shaft (101) between a closed position and an open position wherein pivoting the device (2) to... Agent: Pivotal Engineering Limited
20120097141 - Two-stroke engine with a compressed-air-assisted fuel-injection system: A two-stroke internal combustion engine is provided and includes a casing, a cylinder, a piston skirt, an aspirating port, a carburetor which supplies the casing with an air/fuel mixture, through said aspirating port, a transfer conduit which opens into the cylinder through an air/fuel inlet port, and a fuel storage... Agent: Emak S.p.a.
20120097121 - System and method for controlling hydraulic pressure in electro-hydraulic valve actuation systems: A control system for an engine includes a first lift control module and a second lift control module. The first lift control module increases lift of M valves of the engine to a predetermined valve lift during a period before disabling or re-enabling N valves of the engine. The second... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120097122 - Axially compact camshaft phaser: A camshaft phaser is provided for varying the phase relationship between a crankshaft and a camshaft in an internal combustion engine. The camshaft phaser includes a stator having a plurality of lobes. A rotor is disposed within the stator and includes a plurality of vanes interspersed with the stator lobes... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20120097123 - Finger lever: The invention proposes a finger lever (1) for actuating a gas exchange valve (4) of an internal combustion engine, said finger lever (1) being composed of side walls (11), a valve contacting element (12), a roller axle (8)/roller (9) and a joint socket element (13). According to the invention, the... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg
20120097120 - Engine including camshaft with partial lobe: An engine assembly may include a camshaft rotationally supported on an engine structure. The camshaft may include a first shaft, a second shaft located in and rotatable relative to the first shaft and a partial cam lobe located on the first shaft. The partial cam lobe may include a peak... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120097124 - Starter motor: A starter motor for engine has a flywheel fixed to a shaft of the engine. A support is fixed relative to the engine. A space is formed between the flywheel and the support and a driving device is installed in the space. The driving device includes a stator fixed to... Agent:
20120097125 - Reinforced piston and connecting rod assembly: A reinforced piston assembly provides a piston having a corrugated insert supporting an outer piston layer. The corrugated insert can include lateral, concentric or radial corrugations and can include regular or irregular corrugation spacing. The corrugated insert in some embodiments forms a circular disk and can include a plurality of... Agent:
20120097126 - Control apparatus of a direct injection gasoline engine: In a direct injection gasoline engine, at acceleration operation, an amount of internal EGR is increased by advancing exhaust valve closing timing, and also fuel injection pressure is increased. In this case, range of increase in fuel injection pressure is determined on the basis of the exhaust valve closing timing... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20120097127 - Separate igniter fuel injection system: A separate igniter fuel injection system is described for use with diesel engines operating on tar based slurry fuel with a common rail slurry fuel injection system. The igniter fuel is injected prior to injection of the slurry fuel, during each engine compression stroke, so that the ignition and burning... Agent:
20120097128 - Cylinder injection engine and control device therefor: In a cylinder injection engine and a control device for the engine, for achieving both of the decrease of a particulate matter by suppression of fuel adhesion on the piston during fast idling of cold start and ignition retard fuel by stratification of a mixed gas around an ignition plug,... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20120097129 - Integrated throttle body for electronic fuel injection system and method of manufacture: An integrated throttle body for an electronic fuel injection (“EFI”) system and its method of manufacture. The integrated throttle body of the invention comprises a molded throttle body housing in which the throttle valve, shaft, bore and motor housing are all molded in a single shot from a suitable thermosetting... Agent:
20120097130 - Method and system for controlling vacuum: An engine with a two vacuum sources is disclosed. In one example, a valve position is adjusted in when engine load is low and intake manifold pressure is low to arbitrate vacuum between the two vacuum sources. The approach may increase engine operating efficiency during at least some conditions.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120097131 - Method for the closed-loop control of the rail pressure in a common-rail injection system of an internal combustion engine: Proposed is a method for open-loop and closed-loop control of an internal combustion engine (1), the rail pressure (pCR) being controlled via a low pressure-side suction throttle valve (4) as the first pressure-adjusting element in a rail pressure control loop. The invention is characterized in that a rail pressure disturbance... Agent: Mtu Friedrichshafen Gmbh
20120097132 - Fuel supply apparatus: A fuel supply apparatus is designed to secure a high fuel pressure to enhance starting operation efficiency and to respond the requirements of low fuel consumption and power saving at the time of starting operation of a fuel consumption unit such as an internal combustion engine, and comprises a fuel... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120097133 - Method and device of operating an internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine has at least one injection valve for delivering fluid, which has an electromagnetic actuator. A final stage unit is designed for creating a current profile for triggering the electromagnetic actuator with at least one given profile parameter (PP). Upon achieving magnetic saturation of a magnetic circuit... Agent:
20120097134 - Method for controlling and regulating the fuel pressure in the common rail of an internal combustion engine: Proposed is a method for controlling and regulating an internal combustion engine (1), in which the rail pressure (pCR) is controlled via a suction throttle (4) on the low pressure side as a first pressure-adjusting element in a rail pressure control loop. The invention is characterized in that a rail... Agent: Mtu Friedrichshafen Gmbh
20120097135 - Evaporative emission device to motor vehicle coupling: A coupling is provided for attaching an evaporative emission device having a housing to a mounting surface of a motor vehicle. The coupling includes a pair of tracks fixed the mounting surface and a pair of matching rails fixed to the housing. The rails are sized to slide within the... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20120097136 - Charge air duct for an internal combustion engine: A charge air duct for an internal combustion engine includes a housing with at least one entrance and at least one exit for charge air. A heat exchanger is arranged inside the housing to cool the charge air, a bypass is arranged on the housing to at least partially circumvent... Agent:
20120097137 - Gas-dynamic pressure wave machine: A gas-dynamic pressure wave machine for a combustion engines includes a crankcase ventilation system (11). The crankcase ventilation system (11) is connected to a cold gas housing of the pressure wave machine (3) and leads in particular into a cold gas side of the control disk of the pressure wave... Agent: Benteler Automobiltechnik Gmbh
20120097138 - Engine assembly including rotary engine providing exhaust gas recirculation to primary engine: An engine assembly may include a rotary engine and a reciprocating engine. The rotary engine may include a first engine structure defining a rotor housing, a rotor located within the rotor housing and cooperating with the first engine structure to define a first combustion chamber and a first exhaust port... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120097139 - Apparatus for estimating exhaust gas recirculation quantity: An apparatus estimates a quantity of recirculated exhaust gas. The apparatus includes a first unit computing a total quantity of gas, a second unit computing a quantity of exhaust gas passing through an EGR vale by means of an EGR valve model, a third unit computing a temporal quantity of... Agent:
20120097140 - Control method and spark plug for spark -ignited internal combustion engine: A control method for a spark-ignited internal combustion engine includes generating plasma by interacting an electric field generated in a combustion chamber by electric field generation means with spark discharge caused by a spark plug, and igniting an air-fuel mixture, wherein the electric field generated by the electric field generation... Agent: Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.04/19/2012 > 22 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120090568 - Lubricant composition: A lubricating oil composition used in an internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combusting engine uses a fuel that contains at least one fat and oil selected from a group consisting of natural fat and oil, hydrotreated natural fat and oil, transesterified natural fat, and oil and hydrotreated transesterified... Agent: Idemitsu Kosan Co.,ltd.
20120090564 - Hydrogen gas engine and energy-saving automobile: Compressor 107 which compresses the supplied air, burner 102 which mixes the compressed air compressed by compressor 107, and fuel gas, and burns the mixed gas, turbine 106 which generates driving force using the expansion force at the time of combustion of the fuel gas in burner 102, and compressed... Agent:
20120090565 - Cylinder head cooling system: A cylinder head with an integrated exhaust manifold is provided, the integrated exhaust manifold including an exhaust manifold flange. In one example, the cylinder head includes a cooled flange to control exhaust system heat. The cylinder head can improve operation of an integrated cylinder head during at least some operating... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120090566 - Cylinder head of an internal combustion engine: A cylinder head of an internal combustion engine with several cylinders includes an inlet side and an outlet side with at least two outlet channels per cylinder, wherein a first coolant jacket is arranged in the cylinder head, the first coolant jacket including a first coolant collection channel which extends... Agent: Avl List Gmbh
20120090567 - Phase variable device for engine: c
20120090569 - Start system for a combustion engine of a vehicle: The start system 5 further includes a drive source 17 formed by an electromotor which is directly connected to the flywheel 11 or which is connected to the connecting means between the clutch 13 and the flywheel 11. The maximum power that can be delivered by the drive source 17... Agent: Dti Group B.v.
20120090570 - Method for machining, in particular for mechanical machining, of at least one exhaust-gas-conducting surface region of an internal combustion engine or crankcase part, internal combustion engine crankcase and cylinder sleeve: A method for machining, in particular mechanical machining, of at least one exhaust-gas-conducting surface region of an internal combustion engine or crankcase part, in particular at least one cylinder barrel of a crankcase or at least one cylinder barrel of a cylinder sleeve, includes using a surface-condition-changing machining tool. The... Agent: Man Truck & Bus Ag
20120090572 - Compression ignition engine and method for controlling same: An engine having improved combustion characteristics is provided. The engine includes a fuel injection system that is variable between two operational states. In the first operating state, the fuel injectors provide a fuel spray having first spray pattern characteristics. When the system detects that an operation characteristic exceeds a threshold,... Agent:
20120090571 - Internal combustion engine: A connecting member coupled to four pistons that reciprocate within cylinder bores is coupled to a crankpin of a crankshaft, and a pinion member which integrally rotates with a crankshaft portion is capable of rolling along the inner periphery of an internal gear member and has an outer diameter equal... Agent:
20120090573 - Oil sump: The present invention relates to an oil sump, wherein the oil sump comprises an upper and a lower thermoplastic part that each contains one or more ribs and wherein the upper and lower part are being joined such that at least one rib of the upper part is joined to... Agent: DsmIPAssets B.v.
20120090574 - High pressure fuel pump control for idle tick reduction: A method for controlling a mechanical solenoid valve of a high-pressure fuel pump to supply fuel to an engine is provided. In one example, current supplied to the mechanical solenoid valve is adjusted according to a pressure downstream of the fuel pump. The method can reduce current used to operate... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120090575 - Electronic throttle control apparatus: An electronic throttle control apparatus has a construction which does not use a mechanical mechanism to restrict an operating angle of an electronic throttle valve, and continues motor control so as to prevent rapid opening and closing of the electronic throttle valve, even if an angle detection unit becomes abnormal.... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120090576 - Fuel distributor system for a motor vehicle, and method of manufacturing a fuel distributor system: A fuel distributor system for a motor vehicle includes a fuel pipe having an interior space, and at least one receiving tube for receiving an injector. The receiving tube is arranged on the fuel pipe and configured to project into the interior space of the fuel pipe. The receiving tube... Agent: Audi Ag
20120090577 - Fuel injection device: The invention relates to a fuel injection device for injecting fuel into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, comprising an end (6) that is located at a distance from the combustion chamber and has at least one electric connection (33) and at least one return flow connection (40).... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20120090578 - Intake mixture introducing apparatus: High pressure regions (31H to 35H) and low pressure regions (31L to 34L) are created based on the exhaust gas flow at curves in an EGR pipe (30), thereby enabling the exhaust gas pressure at inlets (21b to 26b) of gas introduction passages (21a to 26a) to be adjusted. Accordingly,... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120090579 - Charge air duct for an internal combustion engine: A charge air duct for an internal combustion engine includes a housing with at least one entrance and at least one exit for charge air, a first heat exchanger arranged inside the housing to cool the charge air, a bypass arranged on the housing to at least partially circumvent the... Agent:
20120090580 - Controlled-compression direct-power-cycle engine: The present invention provides a controlled-compression direct-power-cycle engine for performing the direct-power-cycle, wherein the air is compressed with three compression processes and cooled to a controlled temperature before ignition, the engine power output is controlled by both the compressor-transmission and the servo-intake-valve; the three compression processes are the initial-compression-process, the... Agent:
20120090583 - Egr valve assembly for internal combustion engines: An EGR valve assembly is provided for an Internal Combustion Engine. The valve assembly includes, but is not limited to a duct having an inlet and an outlet. A portion of the duct is configured with an open section that defines a seat for a valve housing, the valve housing... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120090581 - Exhaust gas mixing system: In one aspect a mixing tube is provided for the introduction of a flow of exhaust gas into a flow of intake air of an internal combustion engine. The mixing tube comprises an opening, tube section, and a plurality of tube ports. The opening is configured to receive the flow... Agent: Perkins Engines Company Limited
20120090582 - Exhaust system and method for mitigating degradation of components of a turbocharged engine with exhaust gas recirculation: A system and method for controlling an engine is described. In one example, an actuator is adjusted to reduce the possibility of degradation of an engine component. The method may provide increase engine component operational life so as to improve engine emissions during the life cycle of the engine.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120090584 - Apparatus and method for controlling low pressure exhaust gas recirculation system: An apparatus and a method for controlling a low pressure exhaust gas recirculation system has advantages including minimizing condensate water generation in an intercooler and a low pressure EGR cooler by controlling EGR gas amount through optimally mapping many control variables influencing direct factors instead of controlling the EGR gas... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20120090585 - Control apparatus and control method for internal combustion engine: When EGR is on (YES in S1OO), an ECU selects a first map for the time when EGR is on as an intake air temperature correction map (S 102). Thus, an intake air temperature correction retardation amount α is set to an intake air temperature correction retardation amount αon (THa,... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha04/12/2012 > 30 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120085299 - Internal combustion engine with liquid cooling: Example embodiments for reducing thermal load in one or more exhaust gas lines are provided. One embodiment includes an internal combustion engine with liquid cooling, comprising at least one exhaust gas line, at least one coolant jacket, and a common boundary wall separating the at least one exhaust gas line... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120085300 - Cylinder head: The first aspect of the present invention is a cylinder head containing a water jacket in which a passage for EGR gas is disposed, and the EGR gas passage has a hollow pipe that is disposed in the hollow pipe and through which the EGR gas passes and an end... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120085301 - Internal combustion engine with exhaust-phase power extraction serving cylinder pair(s): A heat engine employs an auxiliary cylinder to receiving exhaust gases from a main cylinder during its exhaust phase to extract mechanical energy from the heat in the exhaust gases. The auxiliary cylinder has an auxiliary piston that reciprocates with an asymmetric pattern in respect to the main crank a... Agent:
20120085302 - Variable compression ratio systems for opposed-piston and other internal combustion engines, and related methods of manufacture and use: Various embodiments of methods and systems for varying the compression ratio in opposed-piston engines are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an opposed-piston engine can include a first phaser operably coupled to a first crankshaft and a second phaser operably coupled to a corresponding second crankshaft. The phase angle between the... Agent: Pinnacle Engines, Inc.
20120085303 - Valve timing control device: A valve timing control device comprises a drive-side rotational member synchronously rotatable with a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine; a driven-side rotational member mounted coaxially with the drive-side rotational member and synchronously rotatable with a camshaft for opening and closing a valve of the internal combustion engine; a fluid... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20120085304 - Cam shaft adjuster and method for adjusting the angle-of-rotation position of a cam shaft relative to a crankshaft: A cam shaft adjuster for adjusting the angle-of-rotation positions of a cam shaft relative to a crankshaft. The cam shaft adjuster has at least two operating chambers to which pressure oil can be supplied to change the angle-of-rotation position. At least one of the operating chambers can be deactivated depending... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg
20120085305 - Positive control (desmodromic) valve systems for internal combustion engines: Various types of valve systems are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a positive control reciprocating sleeve valve system for use with an internal combustion engine includes opening and closing rockers controlled by corresponding opening and closing cam lobes. In one aspect of this embodiment, interference can be designed into the... Agent: Pinnacle Engines, Inc.
20120085306 - Starter motor: A starter motor for an internal combustion engine has an electric motor, a shaft driven by the motor, and a pinion assembly arranged to engage a flywheel of the engine. The pinion assembly has a drive collar mounted to a helical spline of the shaft, an output gear and an... Agent:
20120085307 - Intake system of combustion air of a vehicle: An intake system of combustion air is provided for a vehicle. The intake system has an intake opening, an intake duct, and an air filter. The intake opening is situated on one side of a water separation container, which is fixed on a girder of the vehicle. The intake opening... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120085308 - Intake tract of a combustion air of a vehicle: An intake tract is provided for combustion air of a vehicle. The intake tract includes, but is not limited to an intake opening and an intake channel. At the end of the intake channel a sound source is arranged, which is sound-dampened by a sound damping device in the intake... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120085310 - Engine component comprising corrosion-protection layer and method for manufacture of engine components: An engine valve comprising a chromiferous steel and a protective surface layer (5) which consists of iron chrome oxide. A method for manufacture of an engine valve with a protective layer includes an engine component of a chromiferous steel which is heated (200) at a predetermined temperature for a predetermined... Agent:
20120085309 - Sealing of sleeve valves: A sleeve valve with a valve body that at least partially encircles at least one piston that moves in a reciprocating manner can, at least partially define with the at least one piston a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine. A valve actuation mechanism can move the sleeve valve... Agent:
20120085311 - Valve system for piston engines: The various embodiments of the present invention provide a rotary valve system for piston engines. The valve system for piston engines comprises an intake rotary valve, an exhaust rotary valve arranged in conjunction with the intake rotary valve, a crankshaft gear and a plurality of spindle gears. The plurality of... Agent:
20120085312 - Intake runner for an internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine, which includes a cylinder block, a cylinder head fastened to the cylinder block, an aperture formed in a side of the cylinder head, and a conduit assembly, such as an intake runner assembly or an exhaust conduit assembly. A combustion chamber is formed by the cylinder... Agent: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
20120085313 - Piston-head design for use in an internal combustion engine: A piston assembly for use in an internal combustion engine is provided by the present disclosure. The piston assembly includes a piston body having an extended piston mantel, a piston face, an internal cavity, and a wrist pin support. Two oil retainer seals are located concentrically about the extended piston... Agent:
20120085314 - Use of pressurized fuels in an internal combustion engine: An amount of inlet air can be delivered to a combustion volume of an internal combustion engine via an air inlet port, and delivery of an amount of a fuel from a compressed fuel reservoir to the combustion volume can be controlled via a pressurized fuel inlet port positioned to... Agent:
20120085315 - Method for controlling low temperature combustion: A method for adjusting fuel injection of an engine is disclosed. In one example, fuel injection timing is adjusted to account for fuels having different cetane numbers. Operation of the engine may be improved especially during conditions where combustion phase may vary.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120085316 - Direct-injection internal combustion engine with injection nozzle: A direct-injection internal combustion engine is provided. The engine comprises at least one cylinder in which a combustion chamber is jointly formed by a piston crown of a piston and by a cylinder head, each cylinder having an inlet opening for the supply of fresh air, and an injection nozzle... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120085317 - Method for reducing engine emissions using a liquid aerosol catalyst: A catalyst composition and method of improving fuel efficiency and reduced emissions in combustion engines is disclosed. A liquid aerosol catalyst is introduced in to the air intake stream of a combustion engine and allowed to react during the oxidation of the fuel in the combustion chamber. The catalyst mixture... Agent: Emissions Technology, Inc.
20120085318 - Control device for internal combustion engine: A control device for an internal combustion engine provided by the present invention is a control device which can satisfy both a requirement relating to exhaust gas performance of the internal combustion engine and a requirement relating to operation performance by properly regulating a change speed of a required air-fuel... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kanushiki Kaisha
20120085319 - Control of combustion mixtures and variability thereof with engine load: An internal combustion engine can be operated in response to a received first throttle control input in a first operating regime that includes delivering a first air-fuel mixture having a first air/fuel ratio to a combustion volume to deliver a first output power in a first output power range between... Agent:
20120085320 - High volume combustion catalyst delivery system: A high volume combustion catalyst system of the current invention delivers an aerosol liquid catalyst into a diesel engine for the express purpose of enhancing combustion efficiency, thus, lowering fuel consumption and emissions. This invention is capable of extremely precise catalyst delivery and can service the full range of commercially... Agent: Emissions Technology, Inc.
20120085321 - Fuel distribution pipe for a motor vehicle and method for arranging a fuel distribution pipe: A fuel distribution pipe for a motor vehicle includes a tubular body having an end face, and a closure part which is arranged on the end face for sealing the tubular body against fuel leakage. The closure part is constructed as a retaining member for securing the fuel distribution pipe... Agent: Audi Ag
20120085322 - Internal combustion engine as well as retrofitting/conversion kit for such an internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine with combustion chambers into which liquid and gaseous fuel is introduced together with intake air is operated, at least predominantly, with only one type of fuel in a range in which a harmful HC excess is produced by internal combustion. A retrofitting/conversion kit for such an... Agent:
20120085323 - Fluid injector having a novel inlet valve arrangement: With reference to FIG. 3, the present invention provides a fluid injector (10) which functions as a positive displacement pump and comprises: a housing (12) in which a piston chamber is formed; a piston (11) which reciprocates in the piston chamber to define therewith a variable volume fluid pumping chamber;... Agent:
20120085324 - Sensor structure: A sensor structure capable of achieving both resistance to pollution and measurement performance such as humidity responsiveness is disclosed as is a multifunction sensor capable of facilitating integration of detecting devices for various physical quantities. The sensor structure includes a housing including a connector that mediates an input/output exchange with... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20120085325 - Fuel vapor recovery system: A fuel vapor recovery system has a fuel tank, an adsorbent canister, a separator capable of separating fuel vapor from air, and a negative pressure supplier applying negative pressure to the adsorbent canister in order to remove the fuel vapor from the adsorbent canister. The separator has a housing and... Agent: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20120085326 - Method and apparatus for converting diesel engines to blended gaseous and diesel fuel engines: The invention presents a method of converting a diesel fueled engine to a blended-fuel engine capable of operating on blended gaseous fuel and diesel fuel, where the diesel fueled engine has a plurality of cylinders, a plurality of diesel fuel injectors for injecting diesel fuel into the cylinders, and an... Agent:
20120085327 - Internal-combustion-engine electronic control system: An internal-combustion-engine electronic control system according to the present invention is provided with a power switching device that applies or shuts off a primary current of an ignition coil of an internal combustion engine so that at the secondary side of the ignition coil, there is generated a voltage for... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120085328 - Internal combustion engine having a combustion chamber surface coating or surface coating which is close to the combustion chamber and method for producing the coating: The invention provides that the catalytic coating has a nanostructure composed of oblong structural elements, wherein the first ends of the structural elements adhere to the coated surface and the second ends of the structural elements project into the combustion chamber or into the space which carries the exhaust gas... Agent: J. EberspÄ Cher Gmbh & Co. Kg04/05/2012 > 21 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120080000 - Unleaded fuel compositions: An unleaded fuel composition comprising: a combination of alkylated benzenes comprising alkyl groups having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms; 5 vol. % or more of one or more aromatic amines; and, an isoparaffin composition selected from the group consisting of alkylate, a combination of isoparaffins having a total number... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20120079997 - Water pump adaptor: A water pump adaptor and water pump adaptor kit for adapting a conventional electrical and mechanical water pump to an engine block having at least one rectangular coolant entry port and at least one circular coolant exit port, such as a GM LS engine. A method for installing a water... Agent:
20120080012 - Variable compression ratio internal engine: A variable compression ratio internal engine including at least two block portions connected to each other and moveable relative to each other so that the compression ratio can be varied. The engine includes an input gear for inputting a rotation output from an output gear to the cam shaft. The... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120080017 - Split-cycle air hybrid v-engine: A split-cycle air hybrid engine with improved efficiency is disclosed in which the centerline of a compression cylinder is positioned at a non-zero angle with respect to the centerline of an expansion cylinder such that the engine has a V-shaped configuration. In one embodiment, the centerlines of the respective cylinders... Agent: Scuderi Group, LLC
20120079998 - Device for the variable adjusting of the control timing of gas exchange valves of an internal combustion engine: A device (11) for the variable adjusting of the control timing of gas exchange valves (9, 10) of an internal combustion engine (1) with a drive element (13), an output element (14), at least one pressure chamber (23) and a volume accumulator (31), wherein the output element (14) is arranged... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg
20120079999 - Variable valve lift apparatus: A variable valve lift apparatus including an inner tappet, an outer tappet surrounding and slidably contacting the inner tappet, and a latching pin slidably inserted into the inner tappet so as to implement a high lift and a low lift by selectively joining the inner tappet and the outer tappet... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20120080002 - Inertia assisted engine cranking: An inertia assisted engine starting apparatus and method are disclosed. The apparatus includes an internal combustion engine and an accessory drive system including an accessory. The accessory includes a rotatable member. An electric motor is selectively rotationally coupled to the accessory drive system. A mechanical coupling device selectively transfers rotational... Agent: Cummins Inc.
20120080003 - Dual drive pump system using an engine starter motor: A dual drive pump system for rear wheel or front wheel drive automatic transmission in a motor vehicle includes a dual drive pump disposed off-axis of the transmission input shaft axis and driven by a gear train driven by a hub. The dual drive pump is also driven by a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120080001 - Engine control apparatus: An engine control apparatus is configured to perform engine automatic stop to automatically stop an engine when predetermined engine stop conditions are satisfied and automatically restart the engine when predetermined engine restart conditions are satisfied. The stop conditions including that a vehicle speed decreases below a predetermined stop permission speed.... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120080005 - Multi-part piston for an internal combustion engine: A multi-part piston for an internal combustion engine has an upper piston part with a piston crown, and a lower piston part, each of the piston parts having an inner and an outer support element that delimit an outer circumferential cooling channel and an inner cooling chamber. The cooling chamber... Agent: Mahle International Gmbh
20120080004 - Piston assembly: Exemplary piston assemblies and methods of making the same are disclosed. An exemplary piston assembly may include a piston crown and a piston skirt that is received in a central opening of the crown. The piston crown may include a ring belt portion defining, at least in part, a cooling... Agent:
20120080006 - Rotary modulation engine: A rotary modulation engine enabling modulation of rotary pistons' rotational speeds is introduced. The rotary modulation engine utilizes four elliptical gears to drive two rotors that overlap each other with rotary pistons thereon alternating one another and rotating in the same direction. The elliptical gears also modulate the relative rotational... Agent:
20120080007 - Fuel injector support constructions for direct injection opposed-piston engines: An opposed-piston internal combustion engine with one or more ported cylinders and uniflow scavenging includes fuel injectors supported at compound angles with respect to the cylinders in order to directly inject spray patterns of fuel in opposing directions through the side walls of the cylinders.... Agent: Achates Power, Inc.
20120080008 - Knock control apparatus for internal combustion engine: A knock control apparatus for internal combustion engine includes: a knock signal normalization unit that normalizes a knock signal extracted from an output signal of a knock sensor; a knock determination threshold setting unit that sets a knock determination threshold on the basis of the normalized knock signal; a knock... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120080009 - System and method for controlling fuel injection timing to decrease emissions during transient engine operation: A control system for an engine includes an injection timing adjustment module and an injection control module. The injection timing adjustment module generates an adjusted fuel injection timing when a fuel request is received and the engine is operating in a transient state, wherein the adjusted fuel injection timing is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120080010 - Method and system for a common rail fuel system: In one embodiment, a common rail fuel system for an engine of a vehicle, such as a locomotive, comprises a higher-pressure fuel sub-system and a lower-pressure fuel sub-system, wherein a pressure limiting valve, is in fluid communication with to the higher-pressure fuel sub-system to relieve excess pressure. In a condition... Agent:
20120080011 - Fuel injector: A fuel injector includes a nozzle body with a nozzle bore, a first valve needle received within the nozzle bore and being engageable with a first seat region to control fuel delivery through a first set of nozzle outlets, and a second valve needle received within a valve bore provided... Agent:
20120080013 - High pressure pump and tappet assembly: The invention relates to a high pressure pump for a fuel injection device of an internal combustion engine, comprising at least one pump element having a pump piston delimiting a pump working chamber, wherein between the pump piston and a rotationally driven drive shaft of the high pressure pump, a... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20120080014 - Charge air cooling device for a combustion engine: A charge air cooling device is provided for a combustion engine with a first heat exchanger configured to transmit thermal energy of a charge airflow to a coolant and with a second heat exchanger by which thermal energy of the coolant can be discharged into the surroundings. The first heat... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120080015 - Breather apparatus for engine: This breather apparatus has a rotation separator that is fastened to a camshaft, and that rotation separator has a base plate section and a plurality of protruding plates that extend from the base plate section. Moreover, a separator housing is provided in the cylinder head, and comprises an air intake... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20120080016 - Individual cylinder fuel control systems and methods for oxygen sensor degredation: A system includes an offset determination module and a correction determination module. The offset determination module determines an offset value based on an average response time of an exhaust gas oxygen (EGO) sensor located upstream of a catalyst in an exhaust system. The offset value relates one of a predetermined... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.Previous industry: Liquid heaters and vaporizers
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