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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. 10/02/2014 > 44 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories.
20140290612 - Airborne engine additive delivery system: A method of introducing additives to an air intake system of an engine in order to overcome one or more of the various problems created by formulation of additives in fuels. The method controls at least one of the amount, aerosol particle size and timing of introduction of additives based... Agent: Afton Chemical Corporation
20140290610 - Diesel fuel stabilization for enhanced combustion: A fuel system is provided including a diesel fuel reservoir configured to supply a diesel fuel having a first amount of dissolved oxygen. An advanced diesel engine is arranged generally downstream from the diesel fuel reservoir. A deoxygenation system has an inlet fluidly coupled to the diesel fuel reservoir and... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
20140290611 - Natural gas storage system and method of improving efficiency thereof: A natural gas storage system includes a container, a natural gas adsorbent positioned in the container, and a heating mechanism operatively positioned to selectively thermally activate the adsorbent. A method for improving efficiency of the natural gas storage system is also disclosed. A predetermined percentage of a capacity of the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140290593 - Device and method for gasifying biomass: The invention relates to a reactor (1) for gasifying biomass, in particular wood, comprising a feeder chute (7) and an ash bed arranged beneath the feeder chute (7). According to the invention, a device is provided by means of which biomass adhering to the feeder chute (7) can be detached,... Agent: Rep Renewable Energy Products Gmbh
20140290592 - Electrical architecture of a hybrid vehicle, hybrid vehicle and control method: An electrical architecture of a hybrid motor vehicle including a combustion engine driving an alternator that recharges a low-voltage on-board battery connected to a starter of and to a vehicle on-board network, an electric traction machine powered by a high-voltage traction battery, and a hybrid transmission including a coupling mechanism... Agent: Renault S.a.s.
20140290591 - Method and device for performing open-loop and closed-loop control of an internal combustion engine generator system: The exemplary illustrations generally include a method for controlling and regulating an internal combustion engine-generator system 1000 with a plurality of internal combustion engine-generator units 400 generating electric power which can be connected to a distribution grid and load consumers 200 consuming electric power, with a unit 400 comprising an... Agent: Mtu Frierichshafen Gmbh
20140290594 - Cylindrical hydrogen fuel generator having passive tubular cells: A hydrogen fuel generator having a fuel cell unit having a computerized injection controller and passive conductive tubular cells that are not coupled to a power source is described.... Agent: Hydrogen Injection Technology, Inc.
20140290595 - Portable hydrogen supplemental system and method for lowering particulate matter and other emissions in diesel engines at idle: A portable on-demand hydrogen supplemental system is provided for producing hydrogen gas and injecting the hydrogen gas into the air intake of internal combustion engines for the purpose of increasing the combustion efficiency in the combustion chamber and lowering particulate emissions at idle. Hydrogen increases the laminar flame speed of... Agent:
20140290596 - Reformer enhanced alcohol engine: Reformer-enhanced alcohol engine system. The engine system includes a spark-ignited alcohol engine having a compression ratio in the range of 13-15 and includes a turbocharger or supercharger operatively connected to the engine to provide a pressure boost of at least about 2.5 times atmospheric pressure to cylinders of the engine.... Agent:
20140290616 - One-stroke internal combustion engine: One-stroke internal combustion engines may comprise reciprocating pistons which are either straight or rotary. Three principles are required to make one-stroke engines work: create four dedicated chambers, assign the chambers with coordinated functions, and make pistons move in unison. The functions will be assigned only to a single stroke but... Agent: Differential Dynamics Corporation
20140290598 - Control apparatus of electric water pump: A control apparatus of an electric water pump of the present invention is configured by an engine control unit on a side of an engine and an electric water pump in a cooling water circulating circuit of the engine. The engine control unit transmits signals of a measured water temperature... Agent: Yamada Manufacturing Co., Ltd
20140290597 - Method for operating a direct fuel injector: A method, comprising: operating an engine cylinder with fuel from a first injector and not a second injector and activating the second injector in response to a rail pressure increase of a fuel rail, the fuel rail coupled to the second injector. In this way, degradation of the second injector... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140290599 - Active grille shutter: An active grille shutter controls opening and closing of a variable duct device which uses movable louvers to open and close an opening provided at the front end of a vehicle to introduce moving air. The active grille shutter includes: thermal load state detection units each configured to detect a... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140290600 - Coolant circulation system for engine: A coolant circulation system for an engine efficiently cools the engine to prevent the capacity of an electronic water pump from being excessively increased. The system includes: a water pump; a cylinder block; a cylinder head; an intake block water jacket formed on one side of the cylinder block; an... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140290601 - System for cooling a gaseous intake fluid for an internal combustion engine, integrated into a cooling circuit of the engine: Cooling apparatus for a supercharged internal combustion engine, comprising a circuit provided with a pump for circulating a cooling fluid between the internal combustion engine and a cooling radiator which exchanges heat with external atmospheric air; the cooling radiator has a main outlet connected to a suction side of the... Agent: Denso Thermal Systems S.p.a.
20140290625 - Variable compression ratio internal combustion engine: It is an object to increase the reliability and durability by minimizing mixing/entry of foreign matter (contaminants) into a speed reducer. The speed reducer is provided for reducing rotation of an actuator of a variable compression ratio mechanism and for transmitting the reduced rotation to a control shaft of the... Agent:
20140290603 - System and method for controlling variable valve time: The present disclosure provides a variable valve time control system and method. The variable valve time control system comprises an actuator, an actuation switch valve, an electronic control unit and a displacement sensor. The electronic control unit controls the actuation switch valve. The displacement sensor detects the engine valve displacement... Agent: Jiangsu Gongda Power Technologies Co., Ltd.
20140290604 - Controlling motion of a moveable part: For controlling motion of a movable part, a device comprises a first chamber and a second chamber in fluid communication with each other via a variable orifice that is responsive to pressure within the first chamber. Movement of the movable part is thereby at least partially controlled by flow of... Agent: Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Inc.
20140290605 - Valve timing adjusting device, apparatus for manufacturing same and method for manufacturing same: A valve timing adjusting device for and engine includes a sprocket configured to rotate by receiving drive power from a driving shaft, a vane rotor fixed to a driven shaft so as to be rotatable relative to the sprocket, a housing that includes an oil chamber housing the vane rotor... Agent: Denso Corporation
20140290606 - Valve timing control device for internal combustion engine: A valve timing control device includes: a vane rotor having a plurality of vanes; a housing having the vane rotor inside so that an advance chamber is formed on one side of each vane and a retard chamber is formed on the other side; a lock pin inserted in a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140290607 - Camshaft adjusting means: A camshaft adjusting means for an internal combustion engine includes an adjusting mechanism which is configured as a three-shaft gear mechanism having a drive side into which the drive moment for the camshaft is introduced, an output side which is connected fixedly to the camshaft so as to rotate with... Agent:
20140290608 - Latch pin assembly; rocker arm arrangement using latch pin assembly; and assembling methods: A rocker arm for engaging a cam in a valve actuation arrangement includes a latch pin assembly having includes a latch pin, retainer, and biasing mechanism. The latch pin has a pin body with a head and a tail at the second end; the body defining an open volume; the... Agent:
20140290609 - Valve lash adjustment system: A valve lash adjustment system for setting a valve to a rocker arm clearance for a valve train associated with a particular combustion cylinder for an engine is disclosed. The valve lash adjustment system includes a frame assembly including an engine head attachment portion and an instrument attachment portion. The... Agent:
20140290602 - Cam structure: A cam structure driving a tappet having a crowning on a top face and connected to a base end section of an intake or exhaust valve of an engine, includes: a camshaft rotating in synchronization with a crankshaft of the engine; a cam lobe mounted on the camshaft, and including:... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140290613 - Laser spark plug: A laser ignition plug, comprising a pumped light source and a longitudinally pumped laser resonator, which are each arranged in the housing of the laser ignition plug, characterized by a cooling air inlet, a cooling air outlet and a cooling region connecting the cooling air inlet with the cooling air... Agent: Ge Jenbacher Gmbh & Co Og
20140290614 - Engine control system and method: An engine system includes a fuel supply unit configured to supply fuel into a combustion chamber. The engine system includes a fuel supply unit to regulate the supply of fuel into an inlet port via a fuel rail and an air supply unit configured to supply compressed air into the... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140290615 - Dual synchronized vehicle starter motors: A vehicle starter motor arrangement comprises a battery, a first vehicle starter motor including a first pinion and a second vehicle starter motor including a second pinion. The first vehicle starter motor is connected in series to the battery and the second vehicle starter motor is connected in series to... Agent:
20140290617 - Engine combustion chamber structure, and inner wall structure of through channel: Provided is an engine combustion chamber structure. Also provided is an inner wall structure for a through channel, through which exhaust gas or intake gas of the engine passes. An engine combustion engine structure is provided with a heat-insulating member on the inner wall of an engine constituent member which... Agent: Ngk Insulators, Ltd.
20140290618 - Piston for an internal combustion engine: The invention relates to a piston (10, 110, 210) for an internal combustion engine, comprising a piston head (11, 111, 211) and a piston skirt, the piston head (11, 111, 211) having a circumferential ring section (15, 115, 215) and a circumferential cooling channel (16, 116, 216) in the region... Agent: Mahle International Gmbh
20140290619 - Piston-head design for use in an internal combustion engine: A piston assembly for use in an internal combustion engine is provided by the present disclosure. The piston assembly includes a piston body having an extended piston mantel, a piston face, an internal cavity, and a wrist pin support. Two oil retainer seals are located concentrically about the extended piston... Agent:
20140290620 - Oil passage of internal combustion engine: An oil passage of an internal combustion engine including a crankcase, a cylinder block integrally connected to the crankcase, a piston operatively mounted within the cylinder block, a piston jet for providing oil to the piston within the cylinder block and a breather device integrally formed on the cylinder block... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140290621 - Power equipment with throttle release actuator: An outdoor power tool may include an engine, a carburetor configured to provide a fuel and air mixture to the engine based on operation of a throttle assembly, a selector and a throttle release actuator. The selector may be operably coupled to the throttle assembly to control a position of... Agent: Husqvarna Ab
20140290622 - Air-fuel ratio imbalance detection device for internal combustion engine: A plurality of cylinders are provided. An in-cylinder pressure sensor is mounted on each of the plurality of cylinders. A combustion parameter (e.g., the amount of generated heat) is calculated from the output of the in-cylinder pressure sensor. The air-fuel ratio for a cylinder is enleaned by reducing a fuel... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140290623 - Injection timing management in dual fuel engine system: A fuel injection timing management system for a dual fuel engine is configured to determine a first diesel injection timing corresponding to a first mode of operation of the engine system and a second diesel injection timing corresponding to a second mode of operation. Further, determine a direction of change... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140290624 - Fuel injection control system: A fuel injection control system includes an engine speed detector, a throttle opening degree detector, a fuel injection device, a fuel injection controller, a fuel injection number determining device, and a fuel injection mode setting device. The engine speed detector is configured to detect an engine speed (NE). The throttle... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140290626 - Assembling fuel pump on engine: A method of assembling a fuel pump on an engine is disclosed. The method includes a timing pin installed between a pump flange of the fuel pump and a flywheel housing of the engine. The pump flange is moved towards the flywheel housing. The timing pin is further removed which... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140290627 - Fuel supply device and saddle type vehicle: A fuel supply device is provided with a fuel pump and a filter. The fuel pump supplies fuel from a fuel tank to an engine. The filter is disposed upstream from the fuel pump in a fuel supply channel. The filter includes a first filter portion and a second filter... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140290628 - System with liquid containment tank including an in-line liquid vapor discriminating valve external to the tank: A system for containing liquid and venting vapor includes a liquid containment tank having an interior space. A first conduit is external to and operatively connected with the tank. The first conduit has a first internal passage fluidly communicable with the interior space. A second conduit is external to the... Agent: Eaton Corporation
20140290629 - Engine assembly: An engine assembly generally includes an engine and an intake manifold. The engine includes a plurality of cylinders. The plurality of cylinders includes a pair of cylinders. The engine is configured to sequentially fire the pair of cylinders. The intake manifold defines a plurality of ports. Each port is in... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140290630 - Method for purging charge air cooler condensate during a compressor bypass valve event: Methods and systems are provided for draining condensate from a charge air cooler during a compressor bypass valve event. In one example, an engine controller may open a drain valve in the charge air cooler in response to potential compressor surge conditions. Opening the drain valve may be further based... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140290631 - Method for local boiling protection of a heat exchanger: Various methods and systems are provided for estimating a wall temperature in a heat exchanger and reducing the risk of boiling on a coolant side of the heat exchanger. In one embodiment, a method for an engine comprises estimating a wall temperature at a location in a heat exchanger and... Agent: General Electric Company
20140290632 - Intake gas distribution box for use in an engine, in particular a motor vehicle engine, and gas supply module comprising said box: An intake gas distribution box (18) for an engine is intended to equip a gas supply module of the engine. The box (18) comprises a recirculated exhaust gas injection device (24) for the engine. The box (18) is configured to be mounted on a cylinder head of the engine. The... Agent:
20140290633 - System for measuring egr flow and method for reducing acoustic resonance in egr system: An intake body, systems. and method for reducing acoustic resonance in pressure tap passages include determining and/or setting the length of the drilling tap passages to a value such that the natural frequency of each pressure tap passage is outside of or does not substantially overlap with operational frequency content... Agent: Cummins Intellectual Properties, Inc.
20140290634 - Crankcase breather: A crankcase ventilation system for an internal combustion engine having a cylinder block that at least partially defines at least one cylinder includes a valve cover configured to be mounted on an individual cylinder head corresponding to an individual cylinder and form a cavity therein. Further a crankcase ventilation opening... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.09/25/2014 > 40 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories.
20140283777 - Biodegradable fuel performance additives: There is disclosed a biodegradable fuel additive composition derived from at least one animal or plant source, and a fuel composition containing a biodegradable fuel additive composition derived from at least one animal or plant source useful for reducing the formation of engine deposits and for improving fuel economy of... Agent:
20140283778 - Fuel composition: A fuel composition having a boiling range of between 95 to 440 degrees Fahrenheit wherein the fuel composition has (a) a total sum of n-paraffins and naphthenes content of at least 7 volume percent.... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20140283762 - Combustion system: A combustion system includes a reformer reforming a fuel on a catalyst to increase a combustion energy generated by the fuel per unit quantity of the fuel. The system includes an injection unit injecting a reformed fuel and a non-reformed fuel in such a manner that the reformed fuel is... Agent: Denso Corporation
20140283763 - Cooling structure of internal combustion engine: A cooling structure of an internal combustion engine includes a cylinder block, a cylinder head and a gasket. In a cross-section defined through an inter-bore region and perpendicular to the cylinder bank center line, a first end and a second end which face a cylinder bank center line are disposed... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140283764 - Inferred engine local temperature estimator: A system and methods for inferring a local engine temperature based on various engine conditions input to a dynamic model are disclosed. In the example system provided, an inferential temperature sensor uses a trainable model to estimate a local metal temperature in an exhaust valve bridge of a cylinder head... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140283765 - Engine cooling system: Disclosed is an engine cooling system which comprises: a head-side circulation pathway through which coolant from a water pump is circulated via a water jacket of a cylinder head and an EGR cooler; a block-side circulation pathway through which the coolant from the water pump is circulated via a water... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation
20140283766 - Piston for internal combustion engine: A piston for an internal combustion engine comprises a crown, a skirt section extending from the crown, and an oil ring groove. The piston further comprises a drain hole and a cooling channel. The drain hole extends from the oil ring groove to an inside space of the piston. The... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd
20140283767 - Piston for internal combustion engine: A piston for an internal combustion engine, including a crown portion that defines a combustion chamber, a ring-shaped cooling channel formed in the crown portion, through which a cooling oil flows, and a plurality of concave portions formed on at least one side of the cooling channel, in an axial... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20140283791 - Free-piston engine: The free-piston engine 10 includes a combustion space F for combusting an air-fuel mixture, a piston 12 capable of reciprocation between a most-compressed position and a most-expanded position, suction ports 14 for introducing outside air into the combustion space F, and exhaust ports 16 for directing the exhaust gas to... Agent: Waseda University
20140283768 - Valvetrain oil control system and oil control valve: A hydraulic control system includes an oil control valve to control oil flow within a valve train. The control valve varies the flow rate to actuate an engine component from a first position to a second position based upon fluid pressure from the control valve. Varying the flow rate through... Agent: Eaton Corporation
20140283769 - Internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine includes a variable valve timing control apparatus including a driving-side rotating member rotating about a rotary axis by rotational force transmitted from a crankshaft, a driven-side rotating member including at least one fluid pressure chambers partitioned and formed with at least one advanced angle chambers and... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140283771 - Internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine includes a lift amount adjusting apparatus, a valve opening-closing timing control apparatus, a first assist portion, a second assist portion, and an engine control portion. The engine control portion performs a lift amount adjustment control controlling the lift amount adjusting portion to reduce a push force... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140283772 - Lost-motion variable valve actuation system with cam phaser: Devices and related methods are disclosed that generally involve variable actuation of engine valves. In one embodiment, a valve train for a split-cycle internal combustion engine or an air hybrid split-cycle engine is provided that includes a cam phaser, a dwell cam, an adjustable mechanical element for performing a variable... Agent:
20140283770 - Valve timing control apparatus for internal combustion engine: A valve timing control apparatus includes: a first lock mechanism being arranged to lock the vane rotor to a first position between the most retard angle position and the most advance angle position with respect to the housing, and to release the lock; and a second lock mechanism being arranged... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20140283773 - Adjustable camshaft drive: A camshaft drive includes a drive shaft having at least one cam for actuating a valve of an internal combustion engine. A shaft-in-shaft system is disposed parallel to the drive shaft and has an inner shaft and an outer shaft each having at least one cam for actuating a valve.... Agent: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
20140283774 - Rocker arm assembly and method of lubricating a valve train: A method of lubricating one or more valve train (100) components includes delivering a lubricating fluid to the inner cavity (156) of a fluid collecting member (152) through a radially extending discharge portion (182) of a fluid passage (176) in a rocker arm insert. The insert fluid passage (176) is... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140283775 - Retention device for valve actuating mechanism: A retention device for a valve actuating mechanism to secure a finger follower and lash adjuster together includes a ring member disposed in a groove of a movable piston of the lash adjuster. The retention device also includes a connecting member having a plurality of legs adapted to engage the... Agent:
20140283776 - Dual feed hydraulic lash adjuster for valve actuating mechanism: A dual feed hydraulic lash adjuster includes a plunger assembly slidingly disposed in a lash adjuster body and having an end adapted to cooperate with a valve actuating mechanism, the plunger assembly forming a low-pressure first chamber and a high-pressure second chamber with the body, the plunger assembly having a... Agent:
20140283781 - Compact electromagnetic plasma ignition device: A quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator for producing corona discharge plasma from is presented. The quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator has a folded cavity made of opposing concentric cavity members that are nested together to form a continuous cavity ending in a aperture. A center conductor with a tip is... Agent: West Virginia University
20140283779 - Internal combustion engine: The present invention aims at effectively emitting an electromagnetic wave to a combustion chamber from an emission antenna 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... Agent: Imagineering, Inc.
20140283780 - Quarter wave coaxial cavity igniter for combustion engines: An apparatus and method for igniting combustible materials in a combustion chamber of a combustion engine using corona discharge plasma from a quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator. A tapered quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator is adapted to mate with the combustion chamber. The quarter wave coaxial cavity resonator is coupled... Agent: West Virginia University
20140283782 - Apparatus for rotating a crankshaft: An apparatus for rotating a crankshaft is described. The crankshaft includes a main shaft and an axially offset crank pin with each end of the crank pin connected to the main shaft by a respective crank arm. The apparatus includes at least a first piston. A connecting frame is attached... Agent:
20140283783 - Crankshaft for variable displacement internal combustion engine: A crankshaft includes a plurality of crankpins. The crankpins are defined on the crankshaft and are longitudinally spaced apart from each other along a rotational axis. Each of the crankpins is configured to be operatively connected to a piston of an engine including a plurality of cylinders. The engine is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140283784 - Control device of spark-ignition engine: A control device of a spark-ignition engine is provided. The control device includes a main body of the engine, a fuel injection valve, an ignition plug, and a controller. According to an engine operating state, the controller switches between a compression-ignition mode in which compression-ignition combustion is performed, and a... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation
20140283785 - Control device of spark-ignition engine: A control device of a spark-ignition engine is provided. The control device includes a main body of the engine, a fuel injection valve, an ignition plug, and a controller. According to an operating state of the engine, the controller switches an ignition mode between a compression-ignition mode in which compression-ignition... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation
20140283786 - Spark ignition type internal combustion engine: A base in-cylinder volume is corrected by a learned value to calculate a corrected in-cylinder volume. A difference of a crank angle which gives the corrected in-cylinder volume and the base crank angle is calculated as a “crank angle correction value”, and a base ignition timing is corrected by the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140283788 - Fuel system with leakage detection means: A method is provided for detecting a leakage in a fuel supply system of an internal combustion engine. The fuel supply system includes a fuel line system with fuel line sections and a pressure monitoring system with monitoring segments, a set of valves, and a pressure sensor. The method includes... Agent: Caterpillar Motoren Gmbh & Co. Kg
20140283787 - System to lower fuel viscosity prior to fuel combustion: A system to lower fuel viscosity prior to fuel combustion includes at least one fuel heating system and a pressure pump system. The pressure pump system and the at least one fuel heating system are in fluid communication with the a fuel injection system to accommodate for the fuel circulation,... Agent:
20140283790 - Common rail fuel injection system: A common rail fuel injection system includes injectors having a fuel intake port and being provided for respective cylinders of a multi-cylinder diesel internal combustion engine, a common rail accumulating pressurized fuel, a high-pressure supply pump supplying high-pressure fuel, a fuel supply pipe causing the common rail and the high-pressure... Agent: Hino Motors, Ltd.
20140283789 - Fuel rail with pressure pulsation damper: A fuel rail assembly includes a hollow fuel rail extending along a fuel rail axis and includes at least one outlet for dispensing fuel from the fuel rail. A fuel rail damper is disposed within the fuel rail and extends along a fuel rail axis from a first fuel rail... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20140283792 - System, method, and apparatus for fuel injection control: A method includes determining a stored injection relationship that includes a number of fuel performance parameters. In one form the fuel performance parameters are related to a particular shape, and may be related to a particular operating condition. The method includes determining a fuel performance outcome during a fuel injection... Agent:
20140283793 - Method and device for controlling an injection valve: An activation signal for activating a solenoid valve, in particular, a fuel injector of an internal combustion engine, has a pickup phase and a holding phase. The pickup phase has a comparatively high current and a maximally permissible duration, and the holding phase has a comparatively low current and a... Agent:
20140283795 - Evaporated fuel treating device and failure determination method: An evaporated fuel treating device for an engine having an intake pipe, the evaporated fuel treating device includes a fuel evaporation system, a purge valve, a non-return valve, a seal valve mechanism, and an ECU. The system includes a fuel tank, an adsorber, purge passage. The adsorber adsorbs evaporated fuel.... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140283794 - Pressure control valve for gaseous fuel: A pressure control valve controls a pressure of a gaseous fuel according to an engine operation state. The pressure control valve has a movable valve body, a manifold chamber that communicates with an intake manifold, and a passage that is connected to an injector. An intake manifold pressure from the... Agent:
20140283796 - Supercharged internal combustion engine: A supercharged internal combustion engine may include an exhaust gas turbocharger which is integrated into an exhaust section on the turbine side and into an intake section on the compressor side. An exhaust gas recirculation line may connect the exhaust section and the intake section. The exhaust gas recirculation line... Agent: Mahle International Gmbh
20140283797 - Supercharger assembly with two rotor sets: A supercharger (12) with two separate sets of rotors (22, 24) arranged in parallel with one another is provided in an engine assembly. Both sets of rotors are used to boost air flow during high engine air flow conditions, and only one of the sets of rotors is operable to... Agent:
20140283798 - Exhaust gas recirculation device: An EGR passage recirculates a part of exhaust gas from an exhaust passage to an intake passage. An EGR valve opens and closes the EGR passage. An exhaust cooling passage includes an EGR cooler closer to the exhaust passage than the EGR valve. A bypass passage branches at an upstream... Agent: Denso Corporation
20140283799 - Method and system for turbocharging an engine: A method for improving operation of a turbocharged engine is presented. In one embodiment, the method may reduce engine emissions and improve engine efficiency during an engine start.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140283800 - Mixed-mode combustion control: Methods and systems are described for controlling engine combustion during a mixed-mode combustion modality. A target exhaust valve timing is determined based on a first combination of engine speed and load. An amount of trapped residual in an engine cylinder after an exhaust valve is closed during a first combustion... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140283801 - Inter-cylinder air-fuel ratio variation abnormality detection apparatus for multicylinder internal combustion engine: A first parameter correlated with a degree of fluctuation of output from an air-fuel ratio sensor is calculated, and whether or not the calculated first parameter has a value between a predetermined primary determination upper-limit value α1H and a primary determination lower-limit value is determined. Such forced active control as... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha09/18/2014 > 103 patent applications in 74 patent subcategories.
09/11/2014 > 116 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories.
20140251237 - Hydrogen supplemental system for on-demand hydrogen generation for internal combustion engines: A portable, on-demand hydrogen generation system producing hydrogen and injecting the hydrogen into the air intake of internal combustion engines. Hydrogen and oxygen is produced with an electrolyzer from nonelectrolyte water in a supply tank. The hydrogen and oxygen is passed back thru the supply tank for distribution and water... Agent: Hno Greenfuels, Inc.
20140251236 - Hydrogenation system for internal combustion engine: A hydrogenation system is disclosed for controlling the air-fuel ratio in an internal combustion engine and using engine waste heat to produce hydrogen for supplying into the engine to achieve the purposes of reducing air pollution and saving fuel; and includes a fuel-water solution supply unit, a catalytic converter, a... Agent: Prometheus Energy Technology Co.
20140251239 - Charge air cooling control for boosted engines to actively maintain targeted intake manifold air temperature: Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a charge air cooler fan or charge air cooler coolant pump and an engine cooling fan and/or vehicle grille shutters based on a target manifold charge air temperature. In one example, the grille shutter position and/or engine cooling fan speed may be adjusted... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140251238 - Heat exchanging system for internal combustion engine: A heat exchanging system for an internal combustion system is disclosed herein. The heat exchanging system includes a pusher fan assembly, positioned between the internal combustion engine and a radiator. The pusher fan assembly enables air-flow towards the radiator. The pusher fan assembly includes a central hub, a plurality of... Agent: Perkins Engines Company Limited
20140251240 - System and method for cooling engine pistons: An engine cooling system and method for operating the engine cooling system is disclosed. In one example, engine oil is sprayed on to a piston via piston cooling jets. The approach judges whether or not to operate the piston cooling jets based on a benefit assessment.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140251241 - Vehicle front portion structure: A vehicle front portion structure is obtained that can efficiently lead cooling wind to a heat exchanger. A vehicle front portion structure has: a heat exchanger; a flow path member that forms a discharging flow path that discharges airflow, that has passed through an air-side flow path of the heat... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140251293 - Stratified scavenging two-stroke engine: A two-stroke engine is provided with a scavenging passage that extends between a scavenging intake that opens into a crankcase and a scavenging port that opens into a cylinder, and an air passage that is connected to an intermediate position of a scavenging passage for introducing air into the scavenging... Agent: Makita Corporation
20140251242 - Engine valve position sensing systems and methods: A vehicle system includes a position sensor, a current supply module, and a mode indicator module. The position sensor includes: an electromagnet (EM) that generates a magnetic field proximate to one of an intake valve and an exhaust valve of an engine; and a Hall-effect sensor that generates a position... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140251244 - Valve timing control apparatus: A valve timing control apparatus includes: a drive-side rotor rotating in synchronization with a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine; a driven-side rotor arranged to have the same shaft center as the drive-side rotor, rotating in synchronization with a camshaft for opening and closing valves; a fluid pressure chamber formed... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140251245 - Valve timing control apparatus: A valve timing control apparatus includes a driving-side rotation member, a driven-side rotation member, a first lock mechanism selectively achieving a first lock state in which a relative rotation phase of the driven-side rotation member relative to the driving-side rotation member is locked at an intermediate lock phase and a... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140251243 - Variable valve system, control apparatus and variable valve apparatus for internal combustion engine: A variable valve system for an internal combustion engine includes a plurality of engine valves provided per one cylinder; a swing arm configured to perform an opening-and-closing operation of at least one of the plurality of engine valves by swinging about a fulcrum given by a support member; a variable... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20140251246 - Method and systems for variable valve timing for a v-engine with a single central camshaft: Various methods and systems are provided for varying valve timing in a V-engine. In one embodiment, a method for an engine comprises pivoting a first cam follower for a first cylinder of a first bank and a second cam follower for a second cylinder of a second bank about a... Agent: General Electric Company
20140251249 - Concentric camshaft phaser: A concentric cam shaft phaser, including: a first camshaft; a second camshaft located radially inside of the first camshaft; a control gear in contact with the first camshaft and fixedly connected to the first camshaft by a weld, a press fit, or a shrink fit; a rotor non-rotatably connected to... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg
20140251247 - System for varying cylinder valve timing in an internal combustion engine: A variable engine valve timing control system has a cam phase actuator, with first and second actuator ports, to adjust a rotational phase of a camshaft relative to a crankshaft. A first control valve selectively couples the first actuator port to either an engine oil pump or a first valve... Agent: Husco Automotive Holdings LLC
20140251248 - Valve timing control apparatus: A valve timing control apparatus includes a driving-side rotation member, a driven-side rotation member, and a lock mechanism including a recess portion, a lock member engageable and disengageable relative to the recess portion, and a biasing member. The recess portion includes a lock groove portion with which the lock member... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140251250 - Multiple variable valve lift apparatus: A multiple variable valve lift apparatus has a simple design that efficiently operates without interference. The apparatus according may include: a camshaft formed in a hollow cylinder shape; a control shaft disposed in the hollow of the camshaft; a cam that rotates together with the camshaft; a cam rod connecting... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140251251 - Valvetrain impact absorber: Embodiments may provide a valve train for an engine including a valve stem configured for reciprocating movement to open and close a port in a combustion chamber of the engine. The valve train may also include an elastomeric element coupled with the valve stem, and a mass may be coupled... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140251252 - Compression self-ignition engine: A compression self-ignition engine is provided. The engine includes an engine body and an intake passage, and CI combustion is performable in a part of an engine operating range. The intake passage includes a high-temperature passage provided with a heater for heating intake air, a low-temperature passage provided with a... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation
20140251253 - Pressure support for engine valve stem seals: A valve stem seal assembly for an internal combustion engine includes an annular rigid case disposed around a valve guide and a valve stem. An annular elastomeric body is press fit within the annular rigid case and including a radially inwardly extending seal lip in sealing contact with the valve... Agent: Freudenberg-nok General Partnership
20140251254 - Oil scraper ring for a piston of an internal combustion engine: The invention relates to an oil scraper ring (1) for a piston (13) of an internal combustion engine, comprising several lamellae (2, 3), each having a joint (19, 19′), and a meander-shaped spacer spring (4) having a joint (17). In order to prevent the ends of the spacer spring (4)... Agent: Mahle International Gmbh
20140251255 - Piston: A piston for an internal combustion engine may include a surface in a region on a crankshaft side. The piston may include a thermally conductive coating disposed on the surface via thermal spraying.... Agent: Mahle International Gmbh
20140251256 - Double-reed exhaust valve engine: An engine based on a reciprocating piston engine that extracts work from pressurized working fluid. The engine includes a double reed outlet valve for controlling the flow of low-pressure working fluid out of the engine. The double reed provides a stronger force resisting closure of the outlet valve than the... Agent:
20140251257 - Bearing arrangement: A bearing arrangement for a camshaft may include a bearing ring arranged between two functional elements. The bearing ring may be supported with respect to the functional elements via axial front sides. At least one of the axial front sides of the bearing ring and a side of the respective... Agent: Mahle International Gmbh
20140251258 - System for pilot subchamber temperature control: There is described a system and method for controlling a temperature in the subchamber of a rotary engine. At least one first measurement of at least one engine operating parameter and a second measurement indicative of a present temperature in the subchamber are received. A setpoint for the temperature in... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
20140251259 - Prechamber system for an internal combustion engine: Pre-chamber system for an internal combustion engine with: -a pre-chamber having a wall, -a spark plug having at least one electrode, -a gas introduction device, particularly a gas valve, -a gas channel connecting the gas introduction device to the pre-chamber via an inlet opening, -a rise channel for connecting the... Agent: Ge Jenbacher Gmbh & Co Og
20140251261 - Injection nozzle: An injection nozzle for the direct injection of a liquid fuel into a cylinder chamber of a piston engine includes multiple spray holes for generating injection jets. The multiple spray holes are distributed on a nozzle body of the injection nozzle in the peripheral direction. At least one pair of... Agent: Daimler Ag
20140251260 - Method for controlling an injector: In a method for controlling a valve which injects fuel into a combustion chamber of an engine and which has a valve member which closes a valve opening, and an electric actuator which drives the valve member to carry out strokes for releasing the valve opening and to which electrical... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140251262 - Fuel injection valve: A fuel injection valve realizing improved circumferential uniformity of swirling fuel is provided. The fuel injection valve includes swirling chambers each having an inner peripheral wall whose curvature is gradually larger from upstream to downstream, paths for swirling each of which, having a fuel flow-in region formed along a valve... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20140251263 - Fuel injection valve: A fuel injection valve realizing improved circumferential uniformity of swirling fuel is provided. The fuel injection valve includes a swirling chamber having an inner peripheral wall whose curvature is gradually larger from upstream to downstream, a path for swirling which, having a fuel flow-in region formed along a valve axis... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20140251264 - Fuel injection valve: A fuel injection valve realizing improved circumferential uniformity of swirling fuel is provided. The fuel injection valve includes swirling chambers each having an inner peripheral wall whose curvature is gradually larger from upstream to downstream, paths for swirling each of which, having a fuel flow-in region formed along a valve... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20140251265 - Engine crankshaft torque sensor: In various embodiments, an engine crankshaft is disclosed. The engine crankshaft comprises a rear bearing journal. The rear bearing journal has an output end. The rear bearing journal defines a substantially cylindrical cavity extending from the output end into the rear bearing journal. The engine crankshaft may further comprise at... Agent: Teledyne Instruments, Inc. D/b/a Teledyne Test Services
20140251266 - Auxiliary valve motions employing disablement of main valve events and/or coupling of adjacent rocker arms: In controlling valve motions of an internal combustion engine, after determining that engine braking operation has been initiated, a deactivation mechanism disposed within a main valve train is activated thereby disabling conveyance of main valve events from a main valve motion source to a valve via the main valve train.... Agent: Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Inc.
20140251268 - Exhaust gas purification system for internal combustion engine: It is intended to provide an exhaust gas purification system for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of suppressing HC emission increase and raising the temperature of an exhaust gas purifier at an early stage while maintaining stable combustion during the warm-up operation such as immediately after the engine... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20140251267 - Method and system for improving engine starting: A system and method for operating an engine is described. In one example, engine boost pressure is adjusted to improve engine starting.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140251269 - System and method for controlling a low pressure pump to prevent vaporization of fuel at an inlet of a high pressure pump: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a pump control module and a fuel vaporization module. The pump control module controls a first pump to deliver fuel from a fuel tank to a second pump through a fuel line. The pump control module controls the second... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140251270 - Throttle body fuel reservoir: A throttle body is provided with an internal fuel reservoir for relieving pressure waves and for assisting hot start conditions of an associated small internal combustion engine employing a low pressure fuel injection system.... Agent: PC/rc Products, L.L.C.
20140251271 - Engine ignition shutdown module: An engine ignition shutdown module includes a voltage regulator circuit connected to a key switch, and a pair of isolated MOSFET driver circuits connected to the voltage regulator circuit. Each MOSFET driver circuit charges a capacitor while the key switch is in a run position and the interlock switches are... Agent: Deere & Company
20140251272 - Hydraulic start-of-injection detecting system and method: This disclosure provides system and method that can determine hydraulic start of injection (SOI) in engines using an in-cylinder pressure sensor. The system and method iteratively perform a wavelet transform on a signal based on the pressure information provided by the in-cylinder pressure sensors to determine a detail coefficient corresponding... Agent:
20140251273 - Oil pump control systems and methods for noise minimization: An engine control system includes a cylinder control module and a pump control module. The cylinder control module selectively deactivates cylinders of an engine. In response to a determination that at least one of the cylinders is deactivated, the pump control module: selectively increases a target displacement for an oil... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140251274 - Method and device for injecting fuel into a combustion chamber: When fuel is injected into a combustion chamber (2) of a cylinder (13) of an engine (30) of a vehicle (10), the fuel is injected in the form of multiple jets (3) with the aid of an injector (1). In this connection, a first plane is defined in which both... Agent:
20140251275 - Fuel injector fueling equalization system and method: The disclosure provides a system and method for detecting inhomogeneous fueling between fuel injectors in an internal combustion engine without resorting to a measurement of the amount of fuel delivered by each fuel injector, permitting rapid and effective adjustment of fueling by any fuel injector deviating from the homogeneity of... Agent: Cummins Inc.
20140251276 - Piezo injector: A piezo injector includes (a) an actuator chamber in which a piezo actuator is arranged, (b) a control piston bore in which a control piston having a first end side facing the piezo actuator is arranged, wherein a portion of the control piston bore delimited by the first end side... Agent:
20140251277 - Quill connector for fuel system and method: A quill connector for a fuel system in an engine includes an elongate quill body defining a fuel conduit having a proximal accumulator segment, and a flow limiter subassembly, for limiting oversupplying of a pressurized fuel, positioned at least partially within the accumulator segment. The subassembly includes a seat component... Agent: Caterpillar, Inc.
20140251278 - Fuel injection method and combustion engine with early pre-injection: A fuel injection method in an internal combustion engine and an internal combustion engine for performing the fuel injection method. The method includes heating fuel to a temperature between 300° F. and 840° F. (150 and 450° C.); pressurizing the fuel to a pressure exceeding 40 bar; pre-injecting at least... Agent: Transonic Combustion, Inc.
20140251280 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine and control method for internal combustion engine: A control apparatus that controls a fuel supply system of an internal combustion engine of a vehicle, the fuel supply system including a low-pressure fuel supply mechanism that injects low-pressure fuel into an intake port of the internal combustion engine, and a high-pressure fuel supply mechanism that injects high-pressure fuel... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140251279 - Control of the injection of fuel upon combustion engine start-up: A method for controlling injection of fuel upon start-up of a combustion engine including determining a set point quantity of fuel on start up, which is dependent on a difference between a set point acceleration of the engine and an instantaneous acceleration of the engine. An electronic control unit and... Agent: Renault S.a.s.
20140251281 - Fuel injection control device for internal combustion engine: When injecting fuel from a direct injector and a port injector such that a requested fuel injection amount for an internal combustion engine is reached, the direct injector is driven in the following manner. That is, target fuel injection amounts are set on the basis of the engine operating state... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140251282 - Manifold pressure and air charge model: In one aspect, an engine controller for an engine including multiple working chambers is described. The engine controller includes a mass air charge determining unit that estimates a mass air charge or amount of air to be delivered to a working chamber. Firing decisions made for a firing window of... Agent: Tula Technology, Inc.
20140251283 - Mechanical lifter: The mechanical lifter generally includes an inner lift member, an outer lift member, and a roller. The inner lift member is at least partly made of a metallic material. The outer lift member is at least partly made of a polymeric material and surrounds the inner lift member. The roller... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140251284 - Multi-path purge ejector system: Systems and methods for a multi-path purging ejector are disclosed. In one example approach, a multi-path purge system for an engine comprises an ejector including a restriction, first and second inlets, and an outlet, and a shut-off valve hard-mounted to an intake of the engine and coupled to the outlet.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140251285 - Intake air oxygen compensation for egr: A method may comprise correcting an intake oxygen concentration based on fuel canister vapor purge only during boosted conditions, and adjusting exhaust gas recirculation responsive to the intake oxygen concentration.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140251287 - Egr controller for internal combustion engine: While an EGR valve is closed, a total gas flow rate is computed based on an intake air pressure. An error of the total gas flow rate is learned and corrected. When the EGR valve is opened, the total gas flow rate is computed based on the intake air pressure.... Agent: Denso Corporation
20140251286 - Emission system and method of selectively directing exhaust gas and air within an internal combustion engine: A powertrain includes a combustion chamber, an intake assembly, an exhaust manifold, and a pump. The combustion chamber is configured for combusting an air and fuel mixture. The intake assembly is configured to supply air to the combustion chamber. The exhaust manifold is configured to draw exhaust gas from the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140251288 - Module for supplying gas to a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a module (100) for supplying gas to a motor vehicle, comprising a double dispenser (108), a charge air cooler (107), and an intake box (119) connecting said double dispenser (108) to said cooler (107), the double dispenser (108) comprising a first outlet (136) intended to lead... Agent: Valeo Systemes De Controle Moteur
20140251289 - Intake housing including a heat exchanger: The invention concerns an intake housing 1 for an internal combustion engine, capable of receiving a heat exchanger for exchanging heat between a feed gas stream circulating in the housing and a coolant, wherein said intake housing 1 includes a space 3 for the circulation of the feed gas and... Agent: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
20140251290 - Positive crankcase ventilation system: An engine assembly includes an engine and an intake assembly. The engine defines a combustion chamber and a crankcase, and the intake assembly includes an intake manifold in fluid communication with the combustion chamber. An air-oil separator is provided with the engine and defines a separator volume, an inlet and... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140251291 - Positive crankcase ventilation system for a two-cylinder engine: An engine assembly includes a two-cylinder engine, an intake assembly, and an air-oil separator. The two-cylinder engine defines a first cylinder bore, a first combustion chamber, a second cylinder bore, a second combustion chamber, and a crankcase volume. The engine further includes a first piston disposed within the first cylinder... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140251292 - Fuel control system and associated method: A fuel control system and method for providing fuel to an internal combustion engine are provided. The fuel control system generally includes at least one valve device structured to deliver a fuel supply to the engine, a first fuel source structured to provide a primary fuel to the valve device,... Agent: Immixt, LLCPrevious industry: Liquid heaters and vaporizers
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