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Internal-combustion engines

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08/07/2014 > 62 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories.

20140216379 - Fuel conditioning modules and methods: Fuel conditioning modules that condition a combustible fuel prior to combustion are provided so that fuel to be conditioned is brought into contact with a fuel conditioning insert which includes a zeolite catalyst material comprised of a mixture of zeolite particulates and rare earth metal or metal oxide particulates in... Agent: Royce Walker & Co., Ltd.

20140216366 - Hydrogen on-demand fuel system for internal combustion engines: An on-demand oxy-hydrogen fuel system includes a oxy-hydrogen generator which is incorporated into a standard internal combustion engine. A microcontroller activates the oxy-hydrogen generator when oxy-hydrogen is needed. The oxy-hydrogen is then mixed with blow-by gases from a PCV valve which are recycled through the intake manifold. The addition of... Agent:

20140216367 - Air cooler and method for operation of an air cooler: An air cooler line is provided. The air cooler lines includes a first air cooler having a plurality of air flow conduits, each of the air flow conduits including an inlet, and a first air flow deflector extending across peripheral portions of the inlets and fixedly coupled to the air... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140216368 - Variable cylinder engine: A variable cylinder engine is provided. The engine includes an engine body having a plurality of cylinders, a cooling mechanism for cooling the engine body, and a controller for controlling the cooling mechanism and changing a number of active cylinders according to an operating state of the engine. The controller... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation

20140216369 - Air-cooling cylinder head of gasoline engine and gasoline engine having the same: The invention discloses an air-cooling cylinder head of a gasoline engine and a gasoline engine. The air-cooling cylinder head of a gasoline engine comprises a cylinder head main body (1), and an intake passage (3), an exhaust passage (2) and a spark plug mounting hole (6) arranged in the cylinder... Agent: Loncin Motor Co., Ltd.

20140216370 - Engine and engine-operated working machine: In an engine including a cooling fan provided at one end of a drive shaft to cool the engine, a muffler is attached such that a longitudinal direction thereof coincide with a direction of gravity, and a muffler accommodating chamber is formed by a muffler cover. A portion of cooling... Agent:

20140216371 - Spray cooled oil system for an internal combustion engine: An engine includes a crankcase defining a crankcase space, a first shaft disposed at least partially within the crankcase and supported for rotation by the crankcase, and an oil pump coupled to the first shaft and operable to draw low pressure oil from the crankcase and discharge a flow of... Agent: Briggs & Stratton Corporation

20140216411 - Linear alternator assembly with four-stroke working cycle and vehicle having same: A linear alternator assembly is provided that includes a block defining a cylinder. The cylinder block has inlet ports at which fluid enters the cylinder, exhaust ports at which fluid is exhausted from the cylinder, and a fuel port. Energizable coils surround the cylinder. A first and a second magnetic... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140216425 - Reduction of ring clipping in two-stroke cycle engines: A port for a cylinder of a two-stroke cycle engine includes at least one generally circumferential array of port openings. Port openings have a shape that reduces ring clipping during engine operation. The port opening shape is defined at a bore surface by opposing top and bottom edges joined by... Agent: Achates Power, Inc.

20140216426 - Two-cycle engine and method for lubricating two-cycle engine: The two-cycle engine includes a piston capable of reciprocating along a cylinder, the piston being provided with piston rings; and a lubrication port provided in the cylinder, the lubrication port being used to supply a lubricant to a sliding surface of the cylinder on which the piston rings slide. Inter-ring... Agent: Ihi Corporation

20140216427 - Accommodating piston seat for differential-stroke cycle engines: A method of establishing and maintaining a piston compression height during portions of a combustion cycle in a differential-stroke cycle combustion engine, includes providing a piston seat cup coupled to said first piston part and a piston seat cover operatively associated with said piston seat cup and defining a sealed... Agent: Yan Engines, Inc.

20140216372 - Valve timing control system of internal combustion engine: In a valve timing control system of an internal combustion engine employing both an electric-motor-driven intake valve timing control device for changing intake valve timing and an electric-motor-driven exhaust valve timing control device for changing exhaust valve timing, the intake valve timing control device includes a less-friction roller speed reducer... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140216373 - Feed forward dynamic spool valve: A method of controlling a spool valve through feedback and feedforward mechanisms is described. In one example, a method includes actuating a spool valve via a solenoid to advance and retard a hydraulic variable cam timing actuator coupled to a camshaft, and while commanded to a null position to maintain... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140216374 - Valve timing control system for internal combustion engine: In a valve timing control system for an internal combustion engine, brushes and slip rings are disposed within a space formed between each of an intake air side and an exhaust side device main frames and each of intake air side and exhaust side cover members and partitioned by means... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140216375 - Vehicle engine control device: A control device of a vehicle engine comprises: an electric motor rotationally driving an engine to start the engine; a variable valve timing mechanism varying a valve timing of an intake valve of the engine; and an intermediate lock mechanism mechanically locking the valve timing at an intermediate position between... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140216376 - Coil and solenoid valve: A coil (4) for a solenoid valve (2) in particular for actuating a camshaft adjuster, including a coil carrier (6) with an underside, a pot (8) with a base on which the underside of the coil carrier (6) is placed and with a wall which forms an intermediate space (16)... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Ag & Co., Kg

20140216377 - Valve timing adjustment system: Provided is a valve timing adjustment system having improved control for achieving a target rotational phase. The valve timing adjustment system includes: a displacement mechanism unit that displaces a rotational phase of a camshaft relative to a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine; a locking mechanism unit that locks the... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140216378 - Stationary hydraulic lash adjuster and roller finger follower assembly clip, and method thereof: An assembly clip for holding together a stationary hydraulic lash adjuster (SHLA) and a roller finger follower (RFF) in a valve train of an internal combustion engine (ICE) is provided. The SHLA has a pivot, and the RFF has a pivot cap configured to fit around the pivot. The assembly... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140216382 - Corona ignition device: The invention relates to a corona ignition device for igniting fuel in a combustion chamber of an engine by means of a corona discharge, said corona ignition device comprising an insulator, a center electrode, which is held in the insulator, a housing, in which the insulator is held, and coil... Agent:

20140216381 - Internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine includes an internal combustion engine body formed with a combustion chamber, and an ignition device to ignite an air-fuel mixture in the combustion chamber. Repetitive combustion cycles, including the ignition of the air-fuel mixture by the ignition device and combustion of the air-fuel mixture, are executed.... Agent: Imagineering, Inc.

20140216380 - Internal combustion engine and plasma generation provision: An internal combustion engine has an internal combustion engine body formed with a combustion chamber and an ignition device that ignites an air-fuel mixture in the combustion chamber. Repetitive combustion cycles, including ignition of the air-fuel mixture by the ignition device and combustion of the air-fuel mixture, are executed. The... Agent: Imagineering, Inc.

20140216383 - Laser spark plug and cooler for a laser spark plug: A laser spark plug configured to be installed into a plug shaft of an internal combustion engine, and to focus laser ignition energy into the combustion chamber via combustion chamber-side, and thus proximal end, of the laser spark plug has, at a distal end of the laser spark plug opposite... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140216384 - Method of diagnosing glow plug and glow plug drive control device: A method enables the determination of the presence or absence of degradation and abnormality with high reliability by measuring a resistance value of the glow plug 1, which is in an operating state, as a latest resistance value (S102), determining whether or not the rate of the change of the... Agent: Bosch Corporation

20140216385 - Fresh air supply device of an international combustion engine: A fresh air supply device for an internal combustion engine may include a suction module for conducting supercharged fresh air and a charge air cooler arranged in the suction module for cooling the supercharged fresh air. The suction module includes a housing with a charge air inlet for uncooled charge... Agent: Mahle International Gmbh

20140216386 - Resin molding mold for intake manifold, intake manifold and method of resin molding for intake manifold: Provided are a resin molding mold enabling an intake manifold made of a resin to be manufactured at low cost, an intake manifold, and a method for molding a resin for an intake manifold. The resin molding mold for an intake manifold includes a slide mold provided at an end... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140216387 - Intake manifold: Various systems for reducing noise, vibration, and harshness in an intake manifold are provided. In one example, an intake manifold includes one or more runners, a plenum fluidically coupled to the one or more runners, an inlet having a wall thickness, and a first and a second indentation, where the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140216388 - Engine cylinder mid-stop: According to one embodiment, an internal combustion engine includes a cylinder and liner. The cylinder includes a mid-stop formed in a side wall of the cylinder. The mid-stop includes a first contact surface and an undercut between the first contact surface and the side wall. The liner is positioned within... Agent: Cummins Ip, Inc.

20140216389 - Seal retention assembly and a seal: In addition, a seal is disclosed. The seal includes a body portion, with the body portion including a first side and a second side opposing each other along a longitudinal axis. The body portion also includes an outer periphery disposed between the first and second sides and faces away from... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140216390 - Stud fasteners for fastening a cylinder head to an engine block and kit containing said stud fasteners: The present invention relates generally to fastening systems, and more specifically, to high tensile or high strength studs. The studs are adapted to be utilized in original manufacture or in the repair or retrofit of internal combustion engines. The improved stud technology can be utilized in the fabrication of new... Agent:

20140216392 - Motorcycle engine: A motorcycle engine comprises an oil pump and a cam chest cover. The cam chest cover comprises a crankshaft pinion bearing and a camshaft bearing. The engine is configured and adapted such that the oil pump supplies pressurized oil to the crankshaft pinion bearing and the camshaft bearing. The engine... Agent:

20140216391 - Oil return to the sump of a flat engine: Returning engine oil to the primary oil sump from outboard locations in a flat engine can be a challenge. In the present disclosure, the pressure fluctuations occurring at the underside of the piston, due to reciprocation of the piston, are used to pump the oil from outboard locations to the... Agent: Ecomotors, Inc.

20140216393 - Direct-injection engine combustion chamber structure: A direct-injection engine combustion chamber structure including, at a top surface of a piston, an inclined surface and an orthogonal surface. The inclined surface, continuous with an inner peripheral wall surface of a cavity, extends outward in a radial direction of the piston and becomes shallower toward an outer side... Agent: Isuzu Motors Limited

20140216394 - Control device for internal combustion engine: When an alcohol mixed fuel is supplied to an internal combustion engine, the magnitude of the alcohol concentration (more specifically, ethanol concentration Cetha) is determined (step 1005), and the magnitude of an operation state temperature (more specifically, cooling water temperature THW) is determined on the basis of said determination (step... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140216395 - Fuel management system for variable ethanol octane enhancement of gasoline engines: Fuel management system for efficient operation of a spark ignition gasoline engine. Injectors inject an anti-knock agent such as ethanol directly into a cylinder of the engine. A fuel management microprocessor system controls injection of the anti-knock agent so as to control knock and minimize that amount of the anti-knock... Agent:

20140216396 - Direct injection gasoline engine and method of controlling the direct injection gasoline engine: A direct injection engine includes an ignition assistance section applying energy to fuel injected into a cylinder using an injector to assist auto-ignition combustion of the fuel when the engine is within an auto-ignition combustion operation range. A start time of fuel injection is set within a period from a... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation

20140216397 - Diesel engine: An injector of a diesel engine has a first injection valve and a second injection valve disposed to face each other with respect to the center of a combustion chamber. Assuming that a straight line passing through the first injection valve and the second injection valve is a symmetrical line,... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation

20140216398 - Turbocharger operation to increase brake effectiveness: In response to activation of a compression release brake when a motor vehicle having a turbocharged internal combustion engine is operating at some elevation above sea level and a turbocharger compressor is operating in a region of an operating map which is creating boost air in an engine intake manifold... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company LLC

20140216399 - Methods for adjusting engine throttle on vehicle with generator: A method is performed by a controller on a vehicle. The method includes determining a rotational speed of a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine of the vehicle. In response to confirming occurrence of at least one first condition, the controller determines whether the rotational speed is within a first... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140216400 - Fuel treatment system and method: The inventive subject matter provides apparatus, systems and methods for treating a fuel prior to ignition in a combustion engine in order to improve efficiency. In one aspect of the invention a throttle valve system that entrains a flow of gas, which can include a fuel, into a structured flow... Agent: Thrival Tech, LLC

20140216401 - Combustion system configured to generate and charge at least one series of fuel pulses, and related methods: A pulsed electrical charge or voltage may be applied to a pulsed fuel stream or combustion reaction supported by the fuel stream. The pulsed charge or voltage may be used to affect fuel mixing, flame trajectory, heat transfer, emissivity, reaction product mix, or other physical property of the combustion reaction.... Agent: Clearsign Combustion Corporation

20140216402 - Carburetor for a hand-guided power tool and hand-guided power tool: A carburetor for a hand-guided power tool has a carburetor housing and a carburetor rotor supported rotatably in the carburetor housing about an axis of rotation. A needle is disposed on the carburetor rotor and projects into a fuel opening of the carburetor. An adjusting element is operatively connected to... Agent: Andreas Stihl Ag & Co. Kg

20140216406 - Combustion method for piston combustion engines: A combustion method for reciprocating internal combustion engines, in particular diesel engines, whose fuel injection system operates with pre-injection involves two pre-injections during a cold start phase, which are carried out prior to reaching top dead center of a piston. A first pre-injection is performed at approximately 25° CA before... Agent: Daimler Ag

20140216405 - Fuel injection nozzle: A fuel injection nozzle includes: a nozzle body having a plurality of injection holes; and a needle accommodated in the nozzle body to inject a DME fuel containing dimethyl ether as a main component. The nozzle body has a seat part to which the needle seated or from which the... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140216403 - Gas fuel system: A gas fuel system for an engine is disclosed. The gas fuel system includes a fuel tank configured to supply cryogenic fuel. A cryogenic pump is configured to pressurize the cryogenic fuel received from the fuel tank. A heat exchanger is configured to receive the pressurized cryogenic fuel and an... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140216404 - Vehicle fuel delivery system: A vehicle fuel delivery system, includes: a first line configured to deliver fuel from a fuel tank to an internal combustion engine (ICE); a second line configured to return fuel from the ICE to the tank or the first line; a heat exchanger in thermal communication with the second line;... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140216407 - Fuel system control: v

20140216408 - Fuel supply apparatus: In the start mode of a fuel supply apparatus, a subtraction value of an electric power is obtained in view of an SCV characteristic. Furthermore, a common correction value is employed as the subtraction value in order to increase an actual fuel discharge amount when the internal combustion engine is... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140216409 - Fuel injection apparatus: An individual difference index is obtained based on the slope of variation ratios between a plurality of actual injection quantity and a target injection quantity. The individual difference index is stored as a learning value. An individual difference correction of the fuel injector is conducted based on the individual difference... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140216410 - Fuel injection system for compression-ignition engine: A fuel injection system for a fuel system of a compression-ignition engine is disclosed. In the current disclosure, the fuel injection system includes a common rail, at least one control valve, and a controller. The common rail may be configured to receive fuel from a fuel pump of the fuel... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140216412 - Unheated fuel-line assembly and method of detecting leakage at and/or in a fuel line: The invention relates to an unheated fuel-line assembly, in particular for use in a motor vehicle, where an inner tube is provided as a fuel line and an outer tube is provided that surrounds the inner tube with a spacing therefrom. The inner surface of the outer tube that faces... Agent:

20140216414 - Control unit for internal combustion engine: A control unit for an internal combustion engine includes a load detector to detect a load on the engine, an injection volume calculator to calculate a cylinder injection volume indicating a volume of fuel injected from a direct injector, a first controller to perform a first control for increasing the... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140216413 - Method for controlling internal combustion engine, internal combustion engine, and vehicle equipped with same: A method for controlling an internal combustion engine, an internal combustion engine, and a vehicle equipped with the same which reduce roll vibrations due to a power plant including a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine and a support apparatus during start of the internal combustion engine without impairing its startability. A... Agent: Isuzu Motors Limited

20140216415 - Cold start up auxiliary system for alcohol and flex engines with air-inlet and alcohol warm up: An internal combustion vehicle cold start control system method is provided. The method includes warming alcohol and air when a door handle is actuated, while the engine is cold and starting an electric turbine connected to an intake manifold. The method also includes actuating valves allowing recirculation of the warmed... Agent: Fiat Automoveis S.a. - Filial Mecanica

20140216416 - Fuel module with electrostatic discharge mitigation: Methods and apparatus are provided for electrostatic discharge mitigation for a fuel module. In one embodiment, the system includes a fuel pump having a power and ground connection for pumping fuel. A fuel filter in fluid communication with the fuel pump, the fuel filter including one or more components made... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140216417 - Fuel pump: The invention relates to an engine system comprising a fuel pump for compressing fuel. The fuel pump having at least two compression pistons, an eccentric chamber in which the at least two compression pistons are mounted in axially displaceable fashion, and a rotatably mounted eccentric for driving the at least... Agent: Arens Gmbh Metallbau & Bauschlosserei

20140216418 - Fuel pump and fuel supply system of internal combustion engine: In order to provide a fuel pump capable of effectively suppressing a generation of fuel vapor by reducing heat which is transferred from the pump body to the fuel therein, the fuel pump includes a pump body in which a fuel introduction passage and a fuel pressurizing chamber are formed,... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140216419 - Method and device for controlling a valve: A method is disclosed for controlling a valve having a spring with a spring force, an actuator with an actuator force opposing the spring force, and a pin that is actuated by the actuator, a seal element that can be coupled with the pin, and a seal seat, the valve... Agent:

20140216420 - Method for operating a fuel system and fuel system: The invention relates to a method for operating a fuel system (1) of an internal combustion engine, wherein the fuel system (1) has a fuel tank (2) and a ventilation device (3) having at least one ventilation valve (9, 17) for ventilating the fuel tank (2) in the direction of... Agent: Audi Ag

20140216421 - Partially sealed fuel vapor purge system: Systems and methods for operating an engine with a fuel vapor recovery system are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises, during a diurnal condition, providing a first amount of venting to a fuel vapor canister, and during a purge condition, providing a second amount of venting to the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140216422 - Method of controlling engine: A method of engine control includes: determining and comparing actual and target supply amounts of EGR gas; sensing an open rate of an EGR valve to control the actual supply amount supplied to an intake line; if the actual supply amount is smaller than the target supply amount and if... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140216423 - Exhaust system part, egr cooler, and method of nitriding exhaust system part: Disclosed is an exhaust system part having a high corrosion resistance, an EGR cooler using the exhaust system part, and a method of nitriding the exhaust system part. The exhaust system part made of a stainless steel and having an exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine flow therein, includes... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140216424 - Evaporative emissions fuel system: An engine includes a fuel tank with a fuel tank body defining an internal fuel tank volume for containing a fuel, a vent conduit integrally formed with the fuel tank body, and an air cleaner system including an air cleaner housing defining an internal air cleaner volume. The vent conduit... Agent:

  
07/31/2014 > 62 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories.
  
07/24/2014 > 39 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories.

20140202401 - Hydrogen assisted combustion engine system for a motor vehicle: A hydrogen assisted combustion engine system for a motor vehicle includes: an engine having an intake; an air filter; an inlet duct interconnecting the intake and the air filter; a throttle valve disposed in the inlet duct between the intake and the air filter; a hydrogen generator for generating a... Agent:

20140202402 - Transmission for a vehicle: A transmission for a vehicle is disclosed. The transmission includes a casing defining a first cavity and a second cavity inside the casing, with the first cavity selectively open to outside of the casing. The transmission also includes a platform at least partially disposed inside the casing to separate the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140202403 - Engine cover plate: A engine block cover plate is described having a depression shaped to guide coolant flow around a bend in a coolant circuit, the plate further including a plurality of oil ports. One example method of operation may include guiding a coolant flow around a bend in a cooling circuit within... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140202404 - Piston and method of making a piston: A monobloc piston assembly for an internal combustion engine is provided. The piston assembly includes a piston body which extends along an axis and is formed of at least two pieces of material which are joined together at least one friction weld joint which extends continuously through an annular shape... Agent: Federal-mogul Corporation

20140202408 - Flexible coupling/linkage for an actuator: A flexible coupling linkage (14) anchors a housing (16) that at least partially encloses a rotor (18) of an actuator (22) against rotation, while allowing free movement of the housing (16) in two other planes relative to the rotor (18) to match an angular rotational plane orientation of the rotor... Agent: Borgwarner Inc.

20140202409 - Solenoid valve and valve opening-closing timing control device: A valve opening-closing timing control device includes a solenoid valve having a solenoid mechanism provided with a spool having an oil path groove formed in an outer face thereof, and a sleeve for housing the spool to reciprocate and slide. A wall surface of the sleeve has a first port... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140202407 - Starting device of spark-ignition multi-cylinder engine: A starting device of a spark-ignition multi-cylinder engine is provided. The device includes a multi-cylinder engine body having cylinders, fuel injection valves, ignition plugs, an intake valve drive mechanism for opening and closing intake valves, a hydraulic variable valve phase mechanism for changing a close timing of each intake valve,... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation

20140202406 - Varably operated valve system for multi-cylinder internal combustion engine and control apparatus for variably operated valve system: In a variably operated valve system for a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine and a control apparatus for the variably operated valve system, a first valve stop mechanism is configured to switch between a valve operation state in which one of a pair of intake valves from among the pair of... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140202405 - Variable valve timing control apparatus of internal combustion engine and method for assembling the same: A variable valve timing control apparatus has a housing; a vane rotor relatively rotating with respect to the housing; a torsion spring always forcing the vane rotor in one rotation direction with respect to the housing; and a spring guide accommodating therein the torsion spring. At least a part of... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140202410 - Camshaft device of a motor vehicle internal combustion engine: In a camshaft adjusting device of a motor vehicle internal combustion engine which has an electromagnetic braking unit that includes a stationary actuator having a first braking surface and an axially spaced second braking surface which is movable relative to the first braking surface, the braking unit further includes a... Agent: Daimler Ag

20140202412 - Internal combustion engine: The present invention aims at effectively improving a propagation speed of a flame utilizing an electromagnetic wave in an internal combustion engine that promotes combustion of an air fuel mixture utilizing the electromagnetic wave. The present invention is directed to an internal combustion engine including: an internal combustion engine main... Agent: Imagineering, Inc.

20140202411 - Plasma generating device, and internal combustion engine: To downsize an electromagnetic wave generation device in a plasma generation device that generates electromagnetic wave plasma by emitting to a target space an electromagnetic wave amplified by means of a solid state amplifying element. The plasma generation device includes the electromagnetic wave generation device that outputs the electromagnetic wave... Agent: Imagineering, Inc.

20140202413 - Spark ignition device for an internal combustion engine and central electrode assembly therefore: A spark ignition device includes a ceramic insulator with a metal shell surrounding at least a portion of the ceramic insulator. A ground electrode is attached to the shell. The ground electrode has a ground electrode sparking tip spaced from a central sparking tip by a spark gap. A first... Agent: Federal-mogul Ignition Company

20140202414 - Cold start up auxiliary system for alcohol and flex engines with air-inlet and alcohol warm up: A warm-up air system to aid cold start up is provided. The system includes a turbine with electrical heaters linked to a throttle body or to an air sending tube to the throttle body forming a warmed up air circulation circuit. The system also includes valves controlled by an electronic... Agent: Fiat Automoveis S.a. - Filial Mecanica

20140202415 - Solenoid switch and vehicle starter: A solenoid switch for a vehicle starter includes a housing defining an axial direction and a circumferential direction, a cap carrying a pair of contact studs, a solenoid core mounted in the housing in front of the cap, and an elastic element clamped between the front end of the cap... Agent: Bosch Automotive Products (changsha) Co., Ltd.

20140202416 - Solenoid switch and vehicle starter: A solenoid switch for a vehicle starter is disclosed, which comprises a housing defining an axial direction; a cap carrying a pair of contact studs, the cap having a front end which is fixed in the housing; a solenoid core mounted in the housing in front of the cap; and... Agent: Bosch Automotive Products (changsha) Co., Ltd.

20140202417 - Dynamic variable intake tubing: A dynamic variable intake tubing includes a dynamic swirl supercharging tube which has a tubular member. The tubular member has a through hole axially penetrated. Flow-guiding grooves which follow a forward helical course or a reverse helical course are disposed on an inner peripheral surface of the through hole. At... Agent:

20140202418 - Device comprising a cation ion-exchanger for reducing the acidity of motor oil and engine with such device: A device 101 for reducing the acidity of motor oil for combustion engines, which device is part of the engine's lubrication system and contains monovalent cation exchanger 102, 202. It also relates to a method for regulating the acidity of motor oil whereby the oil is caused to pass through... Agent:

20140202419 - Rotary piston engine: A rotary piston engine is disclosed. In one aspect, the engine includes a rotary piston rotating in a housing. The engine also includes a piston flank wall extending at least between two apex edges adjacent on the circumferential wall of the piston. The engine further includes a combustion chamber formed... Agent: Avl List Gmbh

20140202420 - Arrangement and method for an internal combustion engine with direct dual fuel injection: An arrangement and method for a combustion engine with direct injection and in particular to switching between two types of fuel is disclosed. A high-pressure pump (10) is connected to a combustion engine and the high-pressure rail for the direct injection of a fuel. At least two fuel storages (21,27)... Agent: Vialle Alternative Fuel Systems B.v.

20140202421 - Engine speed control: According to one embodiment, an apparatus for controlling operation of an internal combustion engine includes a conditions module that is configured to determine an out-of-gear condition of the internal combustion engine. The apparatus also includes a permission module that is configured to allow a speed of the internal combustion engine... Agent: Cummins Ip, Inc.

20140202422 - Controlling cylinder usage during reduced load on an internal combustion propulsion engine: While an engine is miming with all engine cylinders being fueled, a historical record of engine output torque and engine speed is compiled. When the historical record discloses a change in engine operation from a relatively greater output torque and engine speed to a relatively lesser output torque and speed,... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC

20140202423 - Method for controlling a motor-vehicle provided with an internal combustion engine having a system for variable actuation of the intake valves: A motor vehicle provided with an internal combustion engine having a system for variable actuation of the intake valves has a phase of activation of an operating mode with the engine off and the vehicle moving, in which the fuel supply to the engine is cut-off. After the cut-off of... Agent: C.r.f. Societa Consortile Per Azioni

20140202424 - Variable throttle device: A variable throttle device comprises at least two fixed throttle orifices and one switch device. The at least two fixed throttle orifices are connected in series; and the switch device is connected in parallel with at least one of the at least two fixed throttle orifices. In another implementation, a... Agent: Jiangsu Gongda Power Technologies Co., Ltd.

20140202425 - Emissions control during cam profile switching diagnostic operation: A diagnostic routine momentarily forces an engine to an alternative operating condition, and at the same time adjust fuelling of the engine so as to be appropriate to the alternative operating condition (31). In one embodiment substantially unchanged exhaust constituents (32) indicate correct adoption of the alternative operating condition. In... Agent: Jaguar Land Rover Limited

20140202426 - Methods and systems for humidity detection via an exhaust gas sensor: Various methods and system are described for determining ambient humidity via an exhaust gas sensor disposed in an exhaust system of a variable displacement engine. A reference voltage of a sensor coupled to an inactive engine bank is modulated between a first and second voltage to estimate ambient humidity. Concurrently,... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140202427 - Engine system control responsive to oxygen concentration estimated from engine cylinder pressure: Methods of engine system control responsive to oxygen concentration estimated from engine cylinder pressure.... Agent: Borgwarner Inc.

20140202428 - Four cycle engine carburetors: Various embodiments include engine carburetors. Various embodiments provide for methods of cylinder manufacturing engines. Various embodiments provide for methods of cylinder manufacturing four-stroke engines. Various embodiments provide for methods of cylinder manufacturing two-stroke engines.... Agent:

20140202429 - Compressed natural gas fuel mass control system: A system, related method and computer program product are disclosed for controlling fuel mass of CNG received by an engine. The system may comprise a heat exchanger configured to receive CLNG and supply coolant and to output CNG and return coolant, an injector configured to inject CNG into the engine,... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140202430 - Dual fuel system for an internal combustion engine: A dual fuel system for a vehicle utilizing gasoline and propane fuel sources. The dual fuel system includes a micro-controlled switch box that switches back and forth between fuels. A fuel injector rail and fuel injectors are also included that can function to inject either gasoline or propane. A display... Agent:

20140202431 - Fuel injection apparatus: A control unit obtains approximation straight lines before and during the fuel injection with respect to a first injection and a second injection among multiple fuel injections based on a pressure variation in the fuel accumulator which is sampled by the pressure sensor. The control unit employs data of which... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140202432 - Fuel injection system having a fuel-carrying component, a fuel injector and a connecting device: A connecting device for fuel injection systems is used for connecting a fuel injection valve to a fuel-carrying component. A wire-shaped connecting element is provided in this context, which is fastened, on the one hand, to the fuel-carrying component and, on the other hand, to the fuel injection valve. The... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140202434 - Liquid injection for scavenging: Methods are provided for controlling an engine. One method may include boosting engine intake air to a cylinder; and injecting an amount of a scavenging fluid into the cylinder based on an amount of cylinder residual exhaust gas. A scavenging fluid, such as water or windshield washer fluid evaporates on... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140202433 - Systems and methods for dedicated exhaust gas recirculation and control: Systems and methods for exhaust gas recirculation are provided. The system includes a dedicated exhaust gas recirculation loop for recirculating exhaust gas flow from at least one dedicated cylinder of an engine into an intake system prior to combustion. The system further includes a low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop... Agent: Cummins Inc.

20140202435 - Low-pressure egr control during compressor bypass valve operation: A turbocharged engine system including a low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system and an intake oxygen sensor is described, along with methods for its operation. The system includes a compressor bypass valve arranged in a passage bypassing a turbocharger compressor, and an EGR valve arranged in an EGR system which... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140202436 - Method for setting sensor output: A valve is configured to control an opening in a passage. A valve angle sensor is configured to send an electric signal according to a rotation angle of the valve. In a storing process, an actual measurement value of a valve angle at a mechanical full open position is stored... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140202437 - Methods and systems for humidity and pcv flow detection via an exhaust gas sensor: Methods and systems are provided for estimating a PCV flow to an engine based on the output of an exhaust gas oxygen sensor. During DFSO conditions, a reference voltage of the sensor is modulated initially with an intake throttle open and then with the intake throttle closed. PCV flow leaking... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140202438 - Engine ventilation apparatus: A ventilation apparatus for an engine is provided with a recirculation passage for causing blow-by gas in a crank case to flow back into an intake passage of an engine. The ventilation apparatus is also provided with an oil return passage for returning oil to an oil pan. In the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140202439 - Oil separator: Embodiments may provide an oil separator that may include a reservoir attached to a bottom of the oil separator to collect oil that passes from the oil separator. An outlet may be located on the reservoir and may be positioned to allow oil at or above the outlet to overflow... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

  
07/17/2014 > 31 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories.

20140196678 - Gasoline fuel composition for improved performance in fuel injected engines: A method for improving performance of fuel injectors, and a method for cleaning fuel injectors for an internal combustion engine. The methods include operating the engine on a fuel composition comprising a major amount of fuel and from about 1 to about 200 ppm by weight based on a total... Agent: Afton Chemical Corporation

20140196674 - Liquid-cooled internal combustion engine with liquid-cooled cylinder head and with liquid-cooled cylinder block: One approach to provide engine cooling for an internal combustion engine includes pumping coolant from a pump output, in parallel, directly to a block and a head upper coolant jacket; flowing coolant from the block directly to a head lower coolant jacket; discharging coolant from the upper and lower jackets... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140196693 - Internal combustion engines: An internal combustion engine comprising at least one cylinder) and a crankshaft disposed at one end of the cylinder. Within each cylinder there is a pair of opposed, reciprocating pistons that form a combustion chamber (28) therebetween, including an outer piston being the piston furthest from the crankshaft and an... Agent: Cox Powertrain Ltd

20140196675 - Crankdisk bearing support for the waissi internal combustion engine: An improvement to the Waissi type opposed piston internal combustion engine is proposed. The engine has at least one pair of aligned and opposed cylinders with one reciprocating double-headed piston assembly in each cylinder pair. The reciprocating motion of the piston is transmitted to the driveshaft by a rotating crankdisk,... Agent:

20140196676 - Valve timiing controller: A valve timing controller includes: a driving-side rolling body configured to rotate synchronously with an engine crankshaft; a driven-side rolling body configured to rotate in a unified manner with a camshaft for opening/closing an engine valve relative to the driving-side rolling body; an advance chamber, and a retard chamber; a... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140196677 - Phase varying apparatus for automobile engine: A phase varying apparatus capable of smoothly varying the phase angle of a camshaft relative to a drive rotor by comprising: a drive rotor supported by a camshaft and driven by a crankshaft; a first control rotor integral with the camshaft; a first torquing mechanism for providing the first drive... Agent: Nittan Valve Co., Ltd.

20140196679 - Internal combustion engine: To improve a propagation speed of a flame by effectively utilizing energy of the electromagnetic wave in the combustion chamber in an internal combustion engine that promotes combustion of fuel air mixture in a combustion chamber by means of an electromagnetic wave. The internal combustion engine includes, in addition to... Agent: Imagineering, Inc.

20140196680 - Ceramic glow plug: A ceramic glow pug has a structure in which a portion of an embedded resistor is exposed on a portion of a substrate and forms an exposed surface of an electrode taking-out portion. The resistor formed of an electrically conductive ceramic is embedded in the substrate formed of an electrically... Agent:

20140196681 - Engine control apparatus: Upon gear disengagement, a pinion gear drive means actuates a pinion gear to disengage from a ring gear while the starter motor of a starting device is rotated or while injectors of an engine are caused to inject fuel into cylinders of the engine to ignite an air-fuel mixture therein,... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140196682 - Pressurized engine enclosure with air filter for an agricultural work vehicle: An engine enclosure (100, 200) for an agricultural work vehicle has a plurality of walls (114, 210, 216, 218, 230) that surround an internal combustion engine (102, 202) and a fan (122, 236) coupled to an air inlet (120, 238) in the plurality of walls for maintaining the inside of... Agent: Deere & Company

20140196683 - Compressor comprising a pressure-relief groove: A compressor is disclosed. In one aspect, the compressor includes a pressure chamber which is delimited by at least two housing parts, the housing parts including sealing surfaces that are connected by a connection device which applies a contact pressing force between the sealing surfaces. At least one groove extending... Agent: Magna Powertrain Bad Homburg Gmbh

20140196684 - Spark plug for an internal combustion engine: The invention relates to a spark plug for an internal combustion engine, in particular a gas engine. The spark plug includes a middle electrode and at least one earth electrode group, each comprising one or more earth electrode platelets. The middle electrode includes at least one middle electrode platelet having... Agent: Ge Jenbacher Gmbh & Co Og

20140196685 - Methods for reducing raw particulate engine emissions: The methods described allow for reducing particulate emissions from a direction injection engine during a starting phase, while also maintaining the engine start phase within a predetermined threshold. In one particular example, the methods comprise adjusting at least one of a fuel release pressure threshold and enrichment factor based on... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140196686 - Gaseous common rail fuel system and high compression ratio engine using same: A gaseous fuel engine combines the efficiencies associated with high compression ratio engines with the attractiveness of fueling with natural gas. Each engine cylinder has an associated fuel injector positioned for direct injection and supplied with gaseous fuel from a high pressure common rail. A separate ignition prechamber is also... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140196687 - In-cylinder dynamic gas blending fuel injector and dual fuel engine: A dual fuel engine utilizes a compression ignited pilot injection of liquid diesel fuel to ignite a mixture of gaseous fuel and air in each engine cylinder. The gaseous fuel is injected at a relatively low pressure directly into the engine cylinder from a fuel injector. The liquid diesel fuel... Agent: Caterpillar, Inc.

20140196688 - One-step starting carburetor: A one-step starting carburetor includes a body, and a pulse generator and an oil pumping unit which are connected with the body. The oil pumping unit can produce an oil pumping function to pump fuel from an oiler to the carburetor when a flywheel of an engine is revolving. When... Agent:

20140196689 - Pulse generator used for a one-step starting carburetor: A pulse generator used for a one-step starting carburetor includes a pulse chamber, a lower cover, a support and a solenoid valve. Two types of pulse are produced in the pulse chamber: the normal pulse and the crowding pulse. The normal pulse provides the normal pulse force for the carburetor.... Agent: Zhejiang Ruixing Carburetor Manufacturing, Ltd.

20140196690 - Internal combustion engine having a fuel supply system for stop-and-go operation: Embodiments for an internal combustion engine are provided. In one example, and internal combustion engine comprises at least two cylinders each including an injection nozzle and a fuel supply system for supplying the cylinders with fuel. The fuel supply system includes a supply line connecting each injection nozzle to a... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140196691 - Method and device for controlling a valve: A valve includes a spring having a spring force, an actuator having an actuator force that acts against the spring force, and a tappet that can be actuated by means of the actuator. The valve also includes a sealing element, which is or can be coupled to the tappet, and... Agent:

20140196692 - Hydraulically-actuated fuel delivery timing advance mechanism for diesel engines with mechanical fuel injection pumps: A variable timing apparatus, for an internal combustion diesel engine equipped with a conventional mechanical fuel injection pump, includes a tubular extender having a front flange bolted to the normal injection pump mount and a rear mounting flange bolted to the injector pump. The tubular extender houses a timing drive... Agent:

20140196695 - Evaporative fuel treatment apparatus: The evaporative fuel treatment apparatus includes: a fuel tank configured to store fuel for an engine; a sub-tank that communicates with the fuel tank; an adsorber provided inside the sub-tank and configured to adsorb evaporative fuel generated inside at least one of the fuel tank and the sub-tank; a purge... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140196694 - Multi-path purge ejector system: Systems and methods for a multi-path purging ejector are disclosed. In one example approach, a dual path purge system for an engine comprises an ejector including a restriction, first and second inlets, and an outlet, at least one break-point at the restriction or inlets, and a shut-off valve coupled to... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140196696 - Supercharged internal combustion engine with twin-flow turbine and method for operating an internal combustion engine of said type: A supercharged internal combustion engine may include a twin-flow turbine with variable vane geometry. One example method to operate the device permits optimized operation of the internal combustion engine at low exhaust gas flow rates.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140196697 - Internal combustion engine having dedicated egr cylinder(s) with intake separate from intake of main cylinders: A method and system for using an internal combustion engine with dedicated EGR cylinders to provide an adjustable EGR rate to the main (non dedicated) cylinders. The dedicated EGR cylinder(s) are configured to receive fresh air via a fresh air intake or to receive a portion of the mixture of... Agent: Southwest Research Institute

20140196698 - Vva control of nox in a low ap area of an engine operating map: When the difference by which pressure in an engine exhaust manifold exceeds pressure in an engine intake manifold becomes less than a selected difference while an intake valve operating mechanism is closing cylinder intake valves at a selected time in the engine cycle, while an EGR system is conveying the... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC

20140196700 - Heat exchanger: Disclosed herein is a heat exchanger with a housing casing, a first base and a second base with openings, pipes as a first flow channel for conducting a first fluid, the ends thereof being arranged in or on the openings of the first and second bases, the pipes and the... Agent: Behr Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140196699 - Method and system for vacuum control: Methods and systems are provided for controlling and coordinating control of a post-catalyst exhaust throttle and an EGR valve to expedite catalyst heating. By closing both valves during an engine cold start, an elevated exhaust backpressure and increased heat rejection at an EGR cooler can be synergistically used to warm... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140196701 - Method for operating an exhaust gas recirculation system: A method is provided for operating an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system of a thermal energy source, the EGR system includes, but is not limited to an EGR circuit and an EGR cooler, the EGR cooler connected in a heat exchanging relationship with an EGR coolant circuit equipped with an... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140196703 - Devices and methods for exhaust gas recirculation operation of an engine: An engine is provided that includes an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) conduit in fluidic communication with a first exhaust valve in a cylinder and an intake system, an exhaust conduit in fluidic communication with a second exhaust valve in the cylinder and an emission control device. During operation with the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140196702 - Ignition and knock tolerance in internal combustion engine by controlling egr composition: A method for improving ignition of a spark ignited internal combustion engine by controlling the composition of recirculated exhaust gas. It is assumed that the engine has a spark ignition system and an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) loop such that at least one of the combustion cylinders is an EGR... Agent: Southwest Research Institute

20140196704 - Turbocharger boost control using exhaust pressure estimated from engine cylinder pressure: Controlling turbocharger boost pressure using exhaust pressure estimated from engine cylinder pressure.... Agent: Borgwarner Inc.

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