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Internal-combustion enginesBelow 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. 09/04/2014 > 29 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories.
08/28/2014 > 56 patent applications in 51 patent subcategories.
20140238328 - Fuel additive for improved performance in direct fuel injected engines: A fuel composition for a direct fuel injected gasoline engine comprising, a method for improving performance of fuel injectors and a method for cleaning fuel injectors for an internal combustion gasoline engine. The fuel composition includes a major amount of fuel and a minor, effective amount of a quaternary ammonium... Agent: Afton Chemical Corporation
20140238327 - Internal combustion engine for natural gas compressor operation: This application concerns systems and methods for compressing natural gas with an internal combustion engine. In a representative embodiment, a system for compressing a gas comprises a reciprocating internal combustion engine including at least one piston-cylinder assembly comprising a piston configured to travel in a cylinder and to compress gas... Agent: State Of Oregon Acting By And Through The State Board Of Higher Education On Behalf Of Oregon
20140238316 - Hydrogen generator, ammonia-burning internal combustion engine, and fuel cell: A hydrogen generator that can be operated in a broad temperature range is disclosed, which comprises a first ammonia conversion part having a hydrogen-generating material which reacts with ammonia in a first temperature range so as to generate hydrogen; a second ammonia conversion part having an ammonia-decomposing catalyst which decomposes... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140238317 - Piston cooling system: A piston cooling system includes: a nozzle pipe portion which communicates with an oil passage which is provided in an internal combustion engine and which extends towards an interior of a cylinder bore; and a flow path forming member which is fixed to a distal end portion of the nozzle... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140238318 - Strategy for engine cold start emission reduction: A method for operating an engine having a cylinder head, comprising: following light-off of an exhaust catalyst from a cold-start condition, circulating liquid coolant through a cooling jacket of the cylinder head, and at a subsequent engine-off condition, draining at least some of the liquid coolant from the cooling jacket.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140238319 - Engine cooling: A cylinder head for an internal combustion engine, the cylinder head including a region for covering a combustion cylinder, the region including one or more ports for communicating with the cylinder, and the cylinder head including a coolant channel that embraces at least one of the ports for cooling the... Agent: Mclaren Automotive Limited
20140238355 - Variable compression ratio device and internal combustion engine including the same: A variable compression ratio device may include a piston assembly having double pistons of which the volume may be varied, a lifter relatively moving one piston of the double pistons with respect to the other piston of the double pistons, a guide unit engaged with the piston assembly and guiding... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140238356 - Variable compression ratio control system: Disclosed is a variable compression ratio control system configured to change a top dead center of a piston in an engine according to an operation state of the engine. The control system may include a motor provided as a power source, a control shaft coupled to the piston, wherein the... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140238360 - Rocking journal bearings for two-stroke cycle engines: A rocking journal bearing for a two-stroke cycle engine includes a bearing sleeve having a bearing surface with a plurality of axially-spaced, eccentrically-disposed surface segments and a rocking journal having a plurality of axially-spaced, eccentrically-disposed journal segments. The rocking journal is retained for rocking oscillation on the bearing surface. Space... Agent: Achates Power, Inc.
20140238320 - Engine accessory mount for improved stretch belt installation: An engine includes an engine structure defining a plurality of cylinders. A crankshaft is rotatably mounted to the engine structure and a plurality of pistons are each disposed in a corresponding one of the plurality of cylinders and drivingly connected to the crankshaft. A drive pulley is drivingly connected to... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140238371 - Two-stroke internal combustion engine: The scavenging passage includes a wall surface that defines an orientation direction of a main scavenging gas flow spouting from the scavenging port to the cylinder chamber. In a boundary portion between the scavenging port and the scavenging passage, a wall surface located on an opposite side of the exhaust... Agent: Yamabiko Corporation
20140238321 - Camshaft and corresponding production method: A camshaft for an internal combustion engine may include a shaft and at least one component that is joined to said shaft. The component may be connected via a joint surface of the component to a joint surface of the shaft. At least one of the joint surface of the... Agent: Mahle International Gmbh
20140238322 - Cylinder valve system and method for altering valve profile: A cylinder valve system in an engine is provided. The cylinder valve system includes a first oil pressurized bore corresponding to a cylinder valve and in fluidic communication with a control valve assembly, the control valve assembly comprising at least one hydraulic valve and a second oil pressurized bore corresponding... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140238324 - Intra-cylinder auxiliary actuation of engine valves through selective discontinuation of main valve events: A third motion transfer mechanism transfers valve actuation motion from a second motion source to a first engine valve. A motion decoupler is configured to selectively discontinue the transfer of motion from a first motion transfer mechanism to the first engine valve. Furthermore, a reset mechanism is configured to selectively... Agent: Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Inc.
20140238323 - Valve operating device of engine: A valve operating device for an engine is provided. The device includes a cam element formed with an end face cam in one end thereof, and a control member driven by an actuator to project to an actuated position at which the control member is projected to engage with the... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation
20140238325 - Multi-part, joined rotors in hydraulic camshaft adjusters, having joint-sealing profiles, and method for producing the rotors: The invention relates to a camshaft adjusting device (1) for an internal combustion engine and to a method for producing a camshaft adjusting device having a stator wheel (10) and a rotor wheel (11), wherein the rotor wheel (11) has a first body part (19) and a second body part... Agent: Gkn Sinter Metals Holding Gmbh
20140238326 - Valve operating device of engine: A valve operating device for an engine is provided. The device includes at least two cam elements per one shaft. End face cams are formed in opposing end faces of two adjacent cam elements, and the end face cams respectively have protruding portions being formed offset in phase so that... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation
20140238329 - Method and device for operating a laser spark plug: In a method for operating a laser spark plug, the laser spark plug is actuated using an actuating device, in order to generate at least one laser ignition pulse, at least one variable characterizing the laser ignition pulse is ascertained using measuring techniques, and, from the at least one variable... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140238330 - Air intake system for internal combustion engine: An air intake system for an internal combustion engine has a valve body that can open/close a passage cross section of a part of an air intake passage; a rotation shaft that extends to both sides of the valve body and supports rotation of the valve body; a valve accommodating... Agent: Mahle Filter Systems Japan Corporation
20140238331 - Cylinder head cover of internal combustion engine: A resin-made molded cylinder head cover, which is light in weight and relatively thin particularly at a flange part thereof comprises a cover part that is rectangular in shape and has a plurality of plug holes aligned in a longitudinally extending center area of the cover part; a flange part... Agent: Mahle Filter Systems Japan Corporation
20140238332 - Method for producing a cooling-duct piston and associated piston: A method for producing a cooling-duct piston for an internal combustion engine, composed of a piston upper part and a piston lower part, wherein the piston upper part is detachably connected to a piston lower part and a cooling duct is formed in the region between the piston upper part... Agent: Ks Kolbenschmidt Gmbh
20140238333 - Piston for an internal combustion engine: The invention relates to a piston (1) for an internal combustion engine having shaft elements (8, 9) which have inner surfaces (17, 18) that correspond to those regions of the shaft elements (8, 9) in which the shaft elements (8, 9) are thinner than 7% of the piston diameter “D”,... Agent: Mahle International Gmbh
20140238335 - Oil pump drive: An engine is provided herein. The engine includes a crankshaft, an engine casing, an oil pump, and an accessory drive, the oil pump having an input member which is driven from the crankshaft at a location on the opposite side of the accessory drive to the engine casing.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140238334 - Vehicle and a compression load limiter assembly for the vehicle: A vehicle and a compression load limiter assembly for the vehicle are disclosed. The assembly includes a first component defining a first hole along a first axis to present a first wall radially spaced from the first axis. The assembly also includes a second component defining a second hole along... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140238336 - Power system comprising a turbocharger bypass passage: A power system, comprising a turbocharger, an oil sump, a supply passage, a return passage, and a turbocharger bypass passage. The supply passage is positioned fluidly between the turbocharger and the oil sump and is configured to supply oil to the turbocharger. The return passage is positioned fluidly between the... Agent: Deere & Company
20140238337 - Internal combustion engine: The internal combustion engine includes at least one compression chamber, formed by a housing and therein compressor rotary pistons rotating on a shaft with compressor sealing strips, on which optionally movable toggle sealing strips are arranged. The compression chamber is in gas connection with at least one ignition chamber and... Agent:
20140238338 - Variable compression engine: The variable compression engine may include a cylinder formed in a cylinder block, a piston moving upward and downward in the cylinder, a combustion chamber formed by the cylinder and the piston for combusting a fuel-air mixture, a fuel injector configured to inject a fuel into the combustion chamber, an... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140238339 - Engine and outboard motor: An engine includes a catalyst disposed inside an exhaust passage that guides exhaust discharged from a combustion chamber and a controller programmed to control a throttle valve and a fuel injector. If the engine is overheating, the controller is programmed to control the opening degree of the throttle valve or... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140238340 - Apparatus and method for fuelling a flexible-fuel internal combustion engine: A flexible-fuel internal combustion engine apparatus comprises a combustion chamber, an intake valve, a first fuel injector, a second fuel injector, and a computer. The intake valve is operable to admit an intake charge into the combustion chamber. The first fuel injector injects a gaseous fuel directly into the combustion... Agent:
20140238341 - Combustion system for an engine having a swirl inducing combustion chamber: A combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine includes a contoured surface that defines a plurality of deflection foils. The contoured surface distributes fuel spray into portions directed toward one of the deflection foils. Each deflection foil re-directs their respective portion of the fuel spray into a combined radial path... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140238342 - Rim fire sparking gasket: The sparking gasket amalgamates two traditional parts of the internal combustion engine into one unit by replacing the spark plug with electrode circuitry embedded into the gasket material. This system provides reduced hydrocarbon emissions by improving combustion thus giving a cleaner burn with increased fuel economy and improved engine performance.... Agent: Agajanian Performance Products
20140238343 - Solenoid autochoke for an engine: A choke system for an internal combustion engine includes a carburetor having an air intake, a choke valve disposed in the air intake, and a choke lever coupled to the choke valve, wherein the choke valve is movable between a closed position and an open position, a mechanical linkage coupled... Agent: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
20140238344 - System and method for limiting a volumetric efficiency of an engine during engine cranking to reduce emission: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes an engine cranking module and a throttle control module. The engine cranking module determines whether an engine is cranking based on at least one of an input received from an ignition system and engine speed, and generates a signal... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140238345 - Apparatus and method for controlling rotation speed of internal combustion engine: Rotation speed control apparatus including an electronically controllable throttle valve capable of changing an intake air quantity, a variable compression ratio mechanism capable of changing a mechanical compression ratio, and an ECU configured to calculate a deviation between a target idle rotation speed and an actual rotation speed during idle... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20140238346 - Fuel injection controller for internal combustion engine, and engine including the same: In a fuel injection controller, a first throttle opening TH0 is defined at a specific time P2. The P2 is a specific time later than the peak value of an intake pipe internal pressure PB of a previous cycle. In the cycle, P3 is a specific time that is set... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140238347 - Internal-combustion engine ignition device and ignition method: In an ignition device of an internal combustion engine which carries out ignition of an air-fuel mixture by repeatedly applying a voltage across electrodes of an ignition plug thereby producing a plurality of discharges, an improvement is proposed in which in the presence of gas flow of which direction is... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20140238348 - Humidity sensor diagnostics: Embodiments for diagnosing a humidity sensor are provided. One example method comprises, responsive to a humidity sensor test cycle, pumping air conditioning and windshield washer gas flows past a humidity sensor, and indicating humidity sensor degradation based on a response of the humidity sensor to the air conditioning and windshield... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140238350 - Fuel injection system and method for a combustion engine: Apparatus and methods for injecting gaseous fuel into a compression ignition engine are disclosed. A gaseous fuel injector includes a pintle valve and an intensifier. The pintle valve includes a pintle body defining a pintle bore therethrough, a first sealing surface disposed on a distal end of the pintle body,... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140238351 - Method and apparatus for pumping fuel to a fuel injection system: A method and apparatus pump fuel to a fuel injection system in an internal combustion engine. The method comprises steps of pumping a liquid fuel to a first pressure, using the liquid fuel at the first pressure as a hydraulic fluid for driving a gaseous fuel pump, and pumping a... Agent: Westport Power Inc.
20140238352 - Fault diagnostic strategy for common rail fuel system: An electronic controller for a common rail fuel system detects a fault when a time sum accumulated error exceeds a threshold. The time sum accumulated error is left unchanged when the operating condition is transient, and either adds to or subtracts from the time sum accumulated error responsive to a... Agent: Caterpillar, Inc.
20140238353 - Apparatus and method for detecting leakage of liquid fuel into gas fuel rail: Methods and systems for detecting leakage of a liquid fuel into a gas fuel rail of a dual-fuel system for an internal combustion engine are disclosed. The methods and systems include sending an injection signal from a controller to a fuel injector and subsequently injecting gas fuel and liquid fuel... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140238354 - Fuel injection controller and fuel injection system: A fuel injection controller includes an increase control portion applying the boost voltage to the coil to increase a coil current to a first target value, and a constant current control portion applying a voltage to the coil to hold the coil current to a second target value. A threshold... Agent: Denso Corporation
20140238358 - Rotary disk valve arrangement: The invention relates to a rotary disk valve arrangement having a crankcase for accommodating a crankshaft, wherein the crankcase has an inlet opening for fresh air and at least two rotary disk valves for regulating an ingress of fresh air into the crankcase, wherein the at least two rotary disk... Agent: Arens Gmbh Metallbau & Bauschlosserei
20140238357 - Structure of engine: A structure of an engine includes: a crankshaft module configured to convert reciprocal motion of a piston into rotational motion; and a first balance shaft module and a second balance shaft module configured to reduce vibration of the engine, in which the first balance shaft module is directly gear-meshed with... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140238359 - Fuel tank arrangements for self-priming floating pumps: An auxiliary fuel tank for portable self-priming floating pumps is configured to float independently of the pump while being retained therewith. The tank features an annular shape having a central opening that is sized to accommodate receipt of the pump, whereby the tank fits around the pump so as to... Agent:
20140238361 - Supercharger assembly with independent superchargers and motor/generator: An assembly for controlling air flow to an engine includes a first supercharger(20) and a second supercharger (22). The superchargers are arranged in parallel with one another and in series with the throttle (70) in the air flow to the engine cylinders, and are configured to be operatively connectable with... Agent:
20140238362 - Mixing chamber of exhaust gas recirculation system: A mixing chamber for mixing exhaust gas with intake air, in an engine is provided. The mixing chamber includes a first end, a second end and a side wall. The mixing chamber includes an intake air inlet in fluid communication with the first end of the mixing chamber, an exhaust... Agent: Perkins Engines Company Limited
20140238363 - Exhaust gas recirculation system: An exhaust gas recirculation system includes an engine defining first and second combustion chambers, wherein a fuel is combustible to produce a combustion gas. The system includes an intake manifold disposed in fluid communication with the first and second chambers, an exhaust manifold disposed in fluid communication with the second... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140238364 - Method to enhance gas recirculation in turbocharged diesel engines: An apparatus for improving exhaust gas recirculation performance is provided which induces improved exhaust gas recirculation flow during engine operating transients, including transients in which exhaust gas flow conditions are unfavorable. The apparatus includes a fresh air intake passage with a venturi section and an exhaust gas recirculation passage outlet,... Agent: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
20140238365 - Engine having pcv separator inlet shielded by head gasket geometry: An engine includes an engine block that defines a drain-back passage and a Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) passage. The drain-back passage and the PCV passage are disposed in fluid communication with each other. A cylinder head is attached to the engine block. The cylinder head defines an oil return passage.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140238366 - Corona ignition system having selective enhanced arc formation: A corona discharge (24) ignition includes an electrode (38) emitting a radio frequency electric field and providing a corona discharge (24) to ignite a combustible mixture. The system includes a controlled high voltage energy supply (52) providing energy to a main energy storage (28) at a first main voltage. A... Agent: Federal-mogul Ignition Company
20140238367 - Spark-ignition engine: A spark-ignition engine capable of reducing the content of hydrocarbon in exhaust gas is provided. When viewed from a direction parallel to a cylinder center axis, given a central virtual line passing a squish area maximum-width section and the center of a combustion chamber recessed section, and one area a... Agent: Kubota Corporation
20140238368 - Exhaust gas sensor diagnosis and controls adaptation: Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an anticipatory controller of an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust. In one embodiment, the method comprises adjusting fuel injection responsive to exhaust oxygen feedback from the anticipatory controller of the exhaust gas sensor and adjusting one or more parameters of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140238369 - Humidity sensor diagnostics: Embodiments for testing a humidity sensor are provided. One example method comprises indicating degradation of a humidity sensor based on a humidity sensor output and output from an intake gas composition sensor. In this way, output from the intake gas composition sensor may be used to determine if the humidity... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140238370 - Humidity sensor diagnostics: Embodiments for diagnosing a humidity sensor are provided. One example method comprises adjusting an engine operating parameter based on humidity of a first gas flow measured by a humidity sensor, and indicating degradation of the humidity sensor if a humidity of a second gas flow measured by the humidity sensor... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC08/21/2014 > 44 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories.
20140230769 - Polymeric engine component having integrated oil additive: An additive is released into an engine lubricant of an internal combustion engine from a component of the internal combustion engine. The component is manufactured from a polymer, and includes the additive integrally mixed with the polymer. The internal combustion engine is assembled such that the component is exposed to... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140230777 - Process for powering a jet or rocket engine with water by simultaneously separating hydrogen from oxygen and igniting the hydrogen in the combustion/compression chamber: An improved method of powering a Jet or Rocket engine using water as a fuel by separating the hydrogen and oxygen and igniting the hydrogen with high voltage high amperage electricity in the compression/combustion chamber of the engine.... Agent:
20140230778 - High efficiency, ternary mix engine: Pressurized and superheated, dry steam is admitted into the working chamber of a spark ignition engine for the purpose of increasing the thermal efficiency of the engine. The steam is admitted into the working chamber near the end of compression, and before ignition of the fuel. An igniter ignites the... Agent:
20140230757 - Internal combustion engine control apparatus and internal combustion engine control method: An internal combustion engine control apparatus includes a secondary air supply device having a secondary air supply passage that supplies secondary air pumped by an air pump into an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine and an opening/closing unit that opens and closes the secondary air supply passage. A... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140230759 - Air management system for under-hood heat control: A system for removing heat from the engine compartment (9) of a heavy duty truck. A first ventilating system removes heat from the radiator. It is isolated from a second ventilating system that removes heat from the engine compartment. The first system takes heat from the radiator through a plenum... Agent: Enviro-cool, Inc.
20140230760 - Freeze detecting device for active shutter of vehicle: A freeze detecting device for an active shutter of a vehicle includes an engine control unit that outputs an opening signal, opens an active shutter, takes in travelling wind to an engine compartment, and inhibits heat damage when an external air temperature is at or below a freezing determination temperature... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140230758 - Cooling circuit for a liquid-cooled internal combustion engine: A cooling circuit for a liquid-cooled internal combustion engine for motor vehicles, includes a main cooling circuit including a feed line leading to a radiator and a return line, and a bypass line, which bypasses the radiator and can be controlled as a function of temperature and secondary cooling circuit... Agent: Man Truck & Bus Ag
20140230761 - Engine energy management system: An apparatus, comprising an engine, and an energy-management system configured to recirculate, at least in part, carbon dioxide relative to the engine in such a way that the carbon dioxide exchanges, at least in part, energy relative to the engine once the carbon dioxide is made to recirculate, at least... Agent:
20140230762 - Control device for internal combustion engine: An electronic control device for controlling an internal combustion engine reduces operation amounts of a high-pressure fuel pump and a vacuum pump, which are auxiliary devices driven by drive force of an intake camshaft, when a rotor of a variable valve timing mechanism is rotated to a lock phase in... Agent:
20140230763 - Electronic component accommodation member and valve timing control device equipped with the same: An accommodation space formation member forms an accommodation space and a communication hole. The accommodation space accommodates an electronic component. The communication hole communicates the accommodation space with an outside of the accommodation space formation member. A ventilation member is equipped to the communication hole or an opening of the... Agent:
20140230764 - Sealing device and camshaft adjuster: A sealing device (12) for a camshaft adjuster (1) which is driveable using a belt and has a distributing valve (8) with a piston, wherein the sealing device (12) has a first securing portion (13) rigidly arrangeable on the camshaft adjuster (1), a second securing portion (14) rigidly arrangeable on... Agent: Hilite Germany Gmbh
20140230765 - Valve cover: In order to provide a valve cover to which at least one line is securable simply and by using a small number of fastening elements, it is proposed that the valve cover includes the following: a base body that, in the mounted condition of the valve cover, is arranged on... Agent: Elringklinger Ag
20140230766 - Lash adjuster: A lash adjuster includes a body, a plunger inserted into the body and having a bottom wall with a valve hole and a peripheral wall having an oil passage hole, and a partitioning member. The plunger defines a high-pressure chamber. The partitioning member is inserted into the plunger and has... Agent: Otics Corporation
20140230767 - Lash adjuster: A lash adjuster includes a body, a plunger inserted into the body and a partitioning member inserted into the plunger. The plunger has a bottom wall with a valve hole and a peripheral wall having an oil passage hole. The plunger defines a high-pressure chamber between the bottom wall and... Agent: Otics Corporation
20140230768 - Lash adjuster: A lash adjuster includes a body formed into a bottomed cylindrical shape, a plunger movably inserted into the body and having a peripheral wall having an oil passage hole, and a partitioning member inserted into the plunger. The plunger defines a high-pressure chamber between the body and a plunger underside... Agent: Otics Corporation
20140230770 - Transient plasma electrode for radical generation: A transient plasma electrode apparatus may include an elongated electrode having a first and a second end. The first end may connect to a source of high voltage pulses. An insulation jacket may surround a portion of the electrode. An electric-field enhancing protrusion may be at the second end of... Agent: University Of Southern California
20140230771 - Nutating balancer for internal combustion engine: A nutating balance device for mitigating vibrations of an internal combustion engine having a crankshaft includes a coupler coupled to the engine crankshaft. The device also includes a weight coupled to the coupler. The coupler is configured to move the weight in sync with the crankshaft. The nutating balance device... Agent: Cummins Ip, Inc.
20140230772 - Dual path sair for dual plane integrated exhaust manifolds: A secondary air injection or SAIR system is illustrated and described which includes a first air injection path defined by in part by a lower ditch formed in the head mounting surface of the cylinder block, and a second air injection path defined in part by a second ditch formed... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140230773 - Diesel engine combustion chamber, method for igniting a fuel-air mixture in a combustion chamber of a diesel engine and diesel engine: The present invention relates to a combustion chamber of a diesel engine in accordance with the preamble of Claim 1, a method for igniting a fuel-air mixture in a combustion chamber of a diesel engine in accordance with the preamble of Claim 14, and a diesel engine in accordance with... Agent:
20140230774 - Complex-shaped piston oil galleries with piston crowns made by cast metal or powder metal processes: A steel piston with an oil gallery, and process for forming a steel piston oil gallery channel, which corresponds to the complex shape of the combustion bowl in the piston crown. The piston crown is made by a cast metal or powder metal forming process. The oil gallery channel is... Agent: Federal-mogul Corporation
20140230775 - Piston for an internal combustion engine: A piston for an internal combustion engine includes a piston head that has a piston crown, a top land, a ring part, and a combustion bowl with a bowl base, a bowl wall, and an insert which is made of an annular component and which is held in the piston... Agent: Mahle International Gmbh
20140230776 - Rotary engine comprising a ceramic material: Described is an assembly for an internal combustion rotary engine of a single or multi-rotor type. The assembly includes parts without cooling channels that comprise a monolithic ceramic material or ceramic matrix composite material capable of allowing the engine when assembled to operate at elevated temperatures that would cause metal... Agent: Ceramic Rotary Engines, Inc.
20140230779 - Integrated fuel injector igniters having force generating assemblies for injecting and igniting fuel and associated methods of use and manufacture: Embodiments of injectors configured for adaptively injecting and igniting various fuels in a combustion chamber are disclosed herein. An injector according to one embodiment includes an end portion configured to be positioned adjacent to a combustion chamber, and an ignition feature carried by the end portion and configured to generate... Agent: Mcalister Technologies, LLC
20140230780 - Real-time residual mass estimation with adaptive scaling: Systems and methods are described for on-line, real-time estimation of a residual mass in an engine cylinder during HCCI combustion. The residual mass is estimated based on an estimated residual mass for a previous combustion cycle. A value of a first performance variable for the first combustion cycle is determined... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140230781 - Charge motion control valve and intake runner system: A plural port intake manifold with outlets aligned along a common cylinder head plane and each intake port containing, a valve unit including a valve plate that is rotatable by a shaft along an axis of rotation recessed within an inner wall as well as a welded connection encircling each... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140230782 - Air trap variable manifold runners: A system and method for controlling the flow of air to an intake port of an engine is described that includes a flexible intake manifold runner comprised of helically wound braids. In one example, the length and cross-sectional area are mechanically interlinked. In this way, the flexible intake manifold runner... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140230783 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine equipped with an idling stop mechanism and a supercharger. The control apparatus is provided with: a controlling device which is configured to detect atmospheric pressure and to change a threshold value of a parameter which allows idling stop processing to be performed... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140230784 - System and method for control of a transition between si and hcci combustion modes: In one embodiment an engine system includes a cylinder, an inlet valve configured to control the flow of gases into the cylinder, an outlet valve configured to control the flow of gases out of the cylinder, a throttle configured to control the flow of fuel into the cylinder, a memory... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140230785 - Engine control apparatus and construction machine: An engine control apparatus for controlling an engine which drives a hydraulic pump to discharge operation oil, the engine control apparatus includes: a pump driving power limit unit configured to limit pump driving power, which is power used to drive the hydraulic pump, based on pressure of the operation oil... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.
20140230787 - Engine and engine-operated working machine: An engine is configured such that, during the starting of the engine, when it is being detected that throttle opening has been set at a starting position, if it is detected that the engine speed has exceeded a predetermined speed slightly lower than a speed when a centrifugal clutch becomes... Agent:
20140230786 - System and method for control of a transition between si and hcci combustion modes: In one embodiment a method of controlling an engine system includes providing a first cylinder with a first inlet valve, a first outlet valve, and a first throttle, controlling the first inlet and the first outlet valve in accordance with an SI valve lift profile, activating a first spark in... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140230788 - Method to arrange combustion air / cooling air for an en-gine or a motor in warm inner space: A method and system to arrange combustion air for a combustion engine or cooling air for an electric motor that are situated in warm indoor space. A started combustion engine or a combustion engine to be started or the air intake equipment of an electric motor has in immediate closeness... Agent: Jptuf Oy
20140230789 - Module for managing mass flow and dampening pressure pulsations in a gaseous fuel supply line: A module for managing mass flow and dampening pressure pulsations in the supply line of a gaseous fuelled internal combustion engine comprises a hollow body defining an expanded volume that is fluidly connected directly to a pressure sensor and a temperature sensor. The module is placed along the supply line... Agent:
20140230790 - Electrodes for multi-point ignition using single or multiple transient plasma discharges: A device for providing ignition of a fuel-air mixture using a transient plasma discharge is provided. The device includes an anode coupled to receive a voltage; and a cathode disposed in proximity to the anode and coupled to a ground, wherein at least one of the anode and the cathode... Agent: University Of Southern California
20140230791 - Fuel injection control system for an internal combustion engine: In a fuel injection control system for an internal combustion engine provided with a low pressure fuel pump and a high pressure fuel pump, proportional plus integral control of a high pressure fuel pump is carried out to make a pressure of fuel come close to a target value between... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140230792 - Control unit for internal combustion engine: Provided is a control unit (1) for an internal combustion engine (10) including a direct injector (11) directly injecting fuel into a cylinder (20) and a port injector (12) injecting fuel into an intake port (17). The control unit (1) includes an injection volume calculator (5) to calculate a volume... Agent:
20140230793 - Internal combustion engine control apparatus: In a dual-fuel injection operation, when a fuel injection time by a direct injector as determined on the basis of a direct fuel pressure is less than a minimum value, a dual-injection is performed with a duel injection rate such that the amount of fuel injected by the direct injector... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140230794 - Methods and systems for a fuel system: Various methods and system are described for a fuel system which includes a fuel composition sensor and a fuel lift pump disposed upstream of the sensor. The system may be operated in each of three different modes of operation. In each of the modes, a fuel lift pump voltage is... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140230795 - Fuel system control: Methods are provided for reliving excess vacuum from a fuel tank. In response to elevated fuel tank vacuum levels, a canister purge valve is opened to dissipate the vacuum to an engine intake manifold while the engine is not combusting. Alternatively, the purge valve is opened to dissipate the excess... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140230796 - Fuel vapor recovery canister: A vehicle fuel system includes a vapor recovery canister containing at least two carbon beds. Each carbon bed is configured to capture hydrocarbon material associated with fuel vapor discharged from a vehicle fuel tank into the canister.... Agent:
20140230797 - Charge air cooler, and intake manifold including the same: An air intake manifold for an engine includes an air inlet to receive a flow of compressed charge air, and multiple runners to deliver cooled compressed charge air to corresponding combustion cylinders of the engine. A charge air cooler is arranged within the intake manifold between the air inlet and... Agent: Modine Manufacturing Company
20140230798 - Internal combustion engine and method for operating an internal combustion engine: The invention relates to an internal combustion engine (1) with a crankcase (3) and a cylinder head (4) having exhaust ports (9) feeding into an exhaust manifold (10) for exhaust gas from the combustion chambers (5) of the internal combustion engine (1). Provision is hereby made for the cylinder head... Agent:
20140230799 - Methods and systems for cooling exhaust system components: Various methods and systems are provided for cooling exhaust system components. In one example, a system comprises heat shield surrounding at least a part of an engine exhaust passage valve positioned in an engine exhaust passage of an engine, and an air jet configured to direct compressed air into the... Agent: General Electric Company
20140230800 - Air turbine driven egr pump for diesel engines: A power plant is provided and may include an exhaust gas recirculation passage and a turbo machine having a first turbine rotationally coupled to a pump. The first turbine may include an expanded air passage. The pump may be arranged in the exhaust gas recirculation passage. A pre-cooler may be... Agent:08/14/2014 > 42 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories.
20140224193 - Antifreeze concentrate with corrosion protection and aqueous coolant composition produced therefrom: Antifreeze concentrate with corrosion protection which is suitable for coolants and heat transfer fluids and comprises freezing point-lowering liquids and also particular sulfur-comprising organic compounds, inorganic molybdate salts, inorganic phosphate salts and aliphatic, cycloaliphatic or aromatic monocarboxylic, dicarboxylic or tricarboxylic acids as corrosion inhibitors. Aqueous coolant compositions which are suitable... Agent: Basf Se
20140224194 - Fluid pump assembly: An engine system that includes a timing drive cavity defined by at least one of an engine block, front cover, and timing drive cover, a timing drive positioned within the timing drive cavity, and a fluid pump assembly. The fluid pump assembly includes an impeller housing, a fluid inlet port... Agent: Cummins Ip, Inc.
20140224195 - Six-stroke engine: A six-stroke engine includes a cylinder, a piston, a cylinder head, a combustion chamber, cylinder injector, a spark plug, an intake port, an exhaust port, an intake valve, an exhaust valve, a valve gear, and a control device. The valve gear operates the intake valve and the exhaust valve to... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140224234 - Two-stroke air-powered engine assembly: A two-stroke air-powered engine assembly uses compressed air as a power source. The two-stroke air-powered engine includes an engine body (1), a multiple-column power distributor (2), a power equipment (4), a controller system (6), an intake speed control valve (23), a high pressure gas tank set (13), a constant pressure... Agent: Beijing Xiang Tian Huachuang Aerodynamic Force Technology Research Institute Company Limited
20140224196 - Crankshaft: A crankshaft having a front end, a rear end, and a central axis extending from the front end to the rear end is provided. The crankshaft includes a front crankpin, a rear crankpin, and one or more central crankpins. The front crankpin is located in proximity to the front end... Agent: Electro-motive Diesel, Inc.
20140224197 - Valve timing control system for internal combustion engine: A valve timing control system for an internal combustion engine, comprises: an electric intake valve timing control apparatus to vary an intake valve timing with torque produced by an electric motor with electric power supplied through a power supply mechanism; and an electric exhaust valve timing control apparatus to vary... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20140224198 - Hydraulic valve for an internal combustion engine: A hydraulic valve for use with a lockable cam phaser. The hydraulic valve is configured to limit the flow of pressure medium to both the advance and retard chambers, while allowing a locking pin of the cam phaser to drain. The hydraulic valve effectively limits flow during the self-centering operation... Agent:
20140224199 - Valve drive train device: In a valve drive train device for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle including at least one cam element which is mounted in a rotationally and axially displaceable manner and is provided for actuating at least one gas exchange valve, and at least one gate element which has... Agent: Daimler Ag
20140224200 - Engine control system having a cam phaser: A control system for a gaseous-fueled engine is disclosed. The gaseous-fueled engine may have an intake valve mechanically driven by a camshaft. The control system may have a variable valve timing device configured to adjust a cyclical opening and closing timing of the intake valve. The control system may further... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140224201 - Lash adjuster: A lash adjuster includes a body, a plunger inserted, into the body and having a bottom wall formed with a valve h ole and a peripheral wall standing from the bottom wall and having an oil passage hole, the plunger defining a high-pressure chamber between the bottom wall and the... Agent: Otics Corporation
20140224202 - Lash adjuster: A lash adjuster includes a body, a plunger which is inserted into the body and has a bottom wall with a valve hole and a peripheral wall having an oil passage hole and an inner periphery formed with a recessed groove, the plunger defining a high-pressure chamber between the bottom... Agent: Otics Corporation
20140224203 - Spark ignition internal combustion engine: An spark ignition type internal combustion engine allows the spark discharge by the ignition plug to react with the electric field created in the combustion chamber and generates the plasma, thereby igniting the fuel air mixture to reduce the emission of the unburned fuel and to improve fuel efficiency of... Agent: Imagineering, Inc.
20140224204 - Ignition device for spark-ignition internal combustion engine: It is configured such that plasma generated at a time of ignition should diffuse over an entire combustion chamber in a spark ignition type internal combustion engine in order to improve fuel efficiency. An ignition device for a spark ignition type internal combustion engine is provided including an ignition plug... Agent: Imagineering, Inc.
20140224205 - Methods and systems for assisted direct start control: Methods and systems are provided for pressurizing a transmission hydraulic circuit including a transmission mechanical pump coupled to an engine though a gearbox. One example method comprises, during an engine start, adjusting a speed ratio between the transmission pump and the engine between a first speed ratio and a second... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140224206 - Dimpled surface features for radiated noise attenuation in engine front covers: An engine assembly is provided including a block defining a plurality of cylinders. A plurality of pistons are disposed in the plurality of cylinders and a crankshaft is drivingly attached to the plurality of pistons. A cover is mounted to an end of the block and supports a crankshaft seal... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140224207 - Rotary internal combustion engine with variable volumetric compression ratio: A method and apparatus for controlling an air input in a rotary engine, including selectively controlling a plurality of inlet ports communicating with an internal combustion cavity of the engine, the ports located serially downstream of the exhaust port relative direction of a revolution of a rotor of the engine.... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
20140224208 - Method for operating at least one precombustion chamber-fired internal combustion engine: The invention relates to a method for operating at least one precombustion chamber-fired internal combustion engine, in particular a stationary gas Otto cycle engine, having a pilot chamber and a main combustion chamber associated with the precombustion chamber, wherein a gas mixture is fed to the precombustion chamber as flushing... Agent: Ge Jenbacher Gmbh & Co Og
20140224209 - Direct injection fuel pump: Methods and systems are provided for a direct injection fuel pump. The methods and system control pressure within a compression chamber so as to improve fuel pump lubrication.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140224210 - Integrated fuel injector igniters suitable for large engine applications and associated methods of use and manufacture: Embodiments of injectors suitable for injection ports having relatively small diameters are disclosed herein. An injector according to one embodiment includes a body having a first end portion opposite a second end portion. The second end portion is configured to be positioned adjacent to a combustion chamber and the first... Agent: Mcalister Technologies, LLC
20140224211 - Fluid pressure source from a prime mover: A direct use of combustion fluid from cylinder(s) of a prime mover is used to supply compressible fluid to a pneumatic system. The fluid is extracted from combustion chamber(s)(2) during the compression and power cycles. The fluid is cooled, filtered, and dried to provide a clean media for the pneumatic... Agent:
20140224212 - Leakage diagnosis apparatus for evaporated-gas purge system: A leakage diagnosis apparatus is applied to an evaporated-gas purge system including a negative-pressure sensor and a pressure detecting portion. The negative-pressure sensor introduces a negative pressure into an evaporation system. The pressure detecting portion detects the pressure in the evaporation system. The leakage diagnosis apparatus includes a leakage-diagnosis portion... Agent: Denson Corporation
20140224213 - Device for the injection of recirculated exhaust gases, distribution box and supply module comprising said device: The invention relates to a device for the injection of recirculated exhaust gases from a vehicle engine, in particular a diesel engine, the injection device comprising a plurality of injection ports (26.1, 26.2, 26.3, 26.4), provided in a portion of the material of the injection device, each injection port (26.1,... Agent: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
20140224214 - Injection valve for internal combustion engines: An injection valve is indicated for internal combustion engines, having a sealing seat formed by a valve seat and a closing head of a valve needle, and having a plurality of spray holes situated downstream from the sealing seat. The spray holes, which are stepped in cross-section, each have at... Agent:
20140224216 - Anti-surge tank housed within a fuel vessel: A fuel system for a vehicle engine. The fuel system includes a fuel vessel and a surge tank that is housed within the fuel vessel. One or more injectors inject fuel into the engine from the surge tank. The surge tank includes a lift pump that draws fuel from the... Agent:
20140224217 - Direct injection fuel pump: Methods and systems are provided for a direct injection fuel pump. The methods and system control pressure within a compression chamber so as to improve fuel pump lubrication.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140224215 - Fuel filtration system: A fuel filtration system is provided. The fuel filtration system includes a pump configured to receive a flow of fuel from a fuel storage tank and at least one filter positioned downstream to the fuel filtration system and fluidly coupled to the pump. The fuel filtration system further comprises a... Agent:
20140224221 - Method of controlling a fuel supply system: A system and method for controlling a fuel supply system of an engine is disclosed in which an engine driven high pressure fuel pump is operated whenever possible at one of an optimum demand level providing optimum pump efficiency for the current engine speed or at a zero demand level... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140224220 - Processing system and method for calculating pressure decreases due to injection events in a high-pressure fuel system: A system and method is provided to analyze an intermediate pressure signal portion between an end of an injection event signal portion and a start of a subsequent injection event signal portion. The analysis is simplified by identifying a plurality of single cycle windows and calculating a single value, such... Agent: Cummins Inc.
20140224219 - System and method for acquiring pressure data from a fuel accumulator of an internal combustion engine: A system and method for measuring fuel pressure decreases in a fuel accumulator caused by a fuel injector of an internal combustion engine is provided. The system includes the ability to stop a fuel flow to a fuel accumulator of the engine. Pressure signals are transmitted to a control system... Agent: Cummins Inc.
20140224218 - System and method for adapting to a variable fuel delivery cutout delay in a fuel system of an internal combustion engine: A system and method for is provided to determine a fuel flow cutout delay between transmitting a signal to stop a fuel flow to a fuel accumulator of a fuel system and the actual stop of fuel flow to the fuel accumulator. The fuel flow cutout delay is used to... Agent: Cummins Inc.
20140224222 - Method for operating a fuel delivery device: The disclosure relates to a method for operating a fuel delivery device of an internal combustion engine, in which method an electromagnetic actuating device of a volume control valve is switched such as to set a delivery volume, wherein a control of the electromagnetic actuating device for moving an armature... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140224223 - System and method for determining injected fuel quantity based on drain fuel flow: A system and method is provided for controlling the amount of fuel delivered during an injection event by measuring the drain fuel flow from a valve that controls the injection event.... Agent: Cummins Inc.
20140224224 - Hydrocarbon storage canister: A system for a vehicle is provided herein. The system includes a fuel vapor canister comprising a shell, a compression plate within the shell and an end cap. The end cap includes a double sided spring interface and a double sided shell sealing surface having double sided identical grooves, only... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140224225 - Purge valve and fuel vapor management system: A purge valve and a fuel vapor management system for use with an engine emission control system are disclosed. The purge valve may include a first inlet for receiving a first flow of air from an air cleaner, a second inlet for receiving a second flow of purge vapors from... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140224226 - Charge air cooler control system and method: A charge air cooler arrangement, a charge air cooler tank, and method are disclosed. The charge air cooler arrangement includes a charge air cooler having an operable thermal transfer area configured to transfer heat from inside the charge air cooler to outside of the charge air cooler. The charge air... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140224227 - Control unit of internal combustion engine equipped with supercharger: According to the present invention, torque controllability may be improved in a situation in which there is a gap between a required torque and a current torque based on a supercharge delay of a supercharger when calculation of a target throttle divergence using an air reverse model is applied to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140224228 - Supercharger assembly for regeneration of throttling losses and method of control: An engine assembly is provided that includes an engine throttle and a supercharger placed in series with one another in air flow to the engine. The throttle and supercharger can be controlled so that throttling losses are selectively distributed across the throttle and/or the supercharger. Throttling losses placed across the... Agent: Eaton Corporation
20140224229 - Fresh air system: A fresh air system for supplying combustion chambers of an internal combustion engine with fresh air may include a housing through which a fresh air path is routed. The fresh air system may include a charge air cooler arranged in the fresh air path. The housing may include an insertion... Agent:
20140224230 - Supercharger system for motorized vehicles and related transportation: A supercharger system is disclosed herein having a front end, a rear end, an inlet and an outlet, the system contained within a housing, wherein the supercharger system includes a rotor assembly, and a plurality of intake runners that comprise an interlaced cross-runner pattern, wherein the supercharger system comprises a... Agent:
20140224231 - Controlling an exhaust gas recirculation (egr) valve: Some aspects of what is described here relate to controlling an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve in an engine system. An EGR valve control signal is generated based on an engine operating condition detected in the engine system. The EGR valve control signal is calibrated to counteract a predicted force... Agent: Woodward, Inc.
20140224233 - System and method for storing crankcase gases to improve engine air-fuel control: A system and method for improving processing of gases contained within the crankcase of an internal combustion engine is presented. The system is especially suited for single boiling point fuels because it allows the storage of such fuels until the fuel can be opportunistically combusted.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140224232 - Ventilation control apparatus for internal combustion engine: A ventilation control apparatus for a supercharged internal combustion engine that can perform crankcase ventilation favorably. A system includes a supercharging system, an EGR mechanism, and a blow-by gas reflux mechanism. The EGR mechanism includes an ejector between an EGR valve and an EGR cooler. A suction port is connected... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki KaishaPrevious industry: Liquid heaters and vaporizers
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