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Internal-combustion engines

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04/16/2015 > 35 patent applications in 32 patent subcategories.

20150101557 - Rotary piston internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine, and more particularly a rotary internal combustion engine, is provided with said engine having multiple combustion chambers delimited by piston heads and an engine housing wall that defines at least a section of a torus. Additionally, a method for operating the internal combustion engine is described.... Agent:

20150101563 - Method and apparatus for sequential control of air intake components of a gas-fueled compression ignition engine: A method of controlling components in an air intake system for an internal combustion engine (10) uses sequential control. The method includes sequentially controlling the operation of a plurality of components (130, 132, 134) of an air intake system to control an excess air ratio for the engine, including identifying... Agent:

20150101549 - Cooling system for an internal combustion engine: A cooling system for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The cooling system includes a radiator for exchanging heat between a coolant and ambient air, and a coolant pump for circulating the coolant. The coolant system further includes a first set of fluid connection branches between the coolant pump and... Agent:

20150101550 - Air duct and cooling system for vehicle: An air duct for a vehicle may include a front duct formed forward to take in an exterior air in front of the vehicle, a rear duct formed relatively rearward from the front duct such that the exterior air flowing via the front duct passes therein, and a duct outlet... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150101551 - Laser welding method and engine cooling structure: A cylinder block (10) includes an inter-bore flow passage (14) between adjacent bores (12). Each inter-bore flow passage (14) is formed by closing an opening-side groove portion (15) continuous from a cylinder block deck face and a bottom-side groove portion (16) with the use of a lid member (20) made... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150101574 - Variable compression ratio engine: A variable compression ratio engine includes a variable chamber housing communicating with a combustion chamber of the variable compression ratio engine. A variable chamber piston is slidably disposed within the variable chamber housing and forms a variable chamber together with the variable chamber housing. A connecting shaft is connected to... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150101552 - Connecting structure of multiple variable valve lift apparatus: A variable valve lift apparatus that has a simplified configuration is provided. The apparatus includes a camshaft and first and second cam forming portions inserted with the cam shaft to rotate together with the camshaft and be movable in a shaft direction of the camshaft, and includes an upper cam... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150101553 - Engine having continuous variable timing device: A control method of an engine having a variable valve timing may include selecting one of a first mode and a second mode as a driving mode, retarding an intake cam to a first predetermined angle range in the first mode, and advancing an intake cam to a second predetermined... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150101554 - Engine of variable stroke type: An engine of a variable stroke type may include a camshaft that a first cam and a second cam which may be adjacent to each other may be formed on the camshaft, a valve that may be disposed to be moved by the first cam or the second cam, and... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150101555 - Multi-valve actuating valve bridge: A multi-valve actuating valve bridge for an engine is provided. The valve bridge includes a rocker arm engaging tappet head and at least two arms extending transversely of the rocker arm and engaging the tappet head. The valve bridge further includes a valve stem guide pocket provided on each of... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20150101556 - Glow time control device: The present invention relates to a glow time control device (100) for controlling glow rods (206-209) in a vehicle (200). The glow time control device (100) comprises a control unit (IC1), at least two power transistors (T1, T4) and a protective circuit (T6, T7). The control unit (IC1) comprises a... Agent:

20150101558 - Air intake system of saddle-ride type vehicle: An air intake system for a saddle-ride vehicle for facilitating the intake of fresh air and for enabling a discharge of excess pressure in an air cleaner box. The system includes an air cleaner box with an air cleaner element housed in an air cleaner case and an intake duct... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150101559 - Button for rocker arm assembly: The present disclosure provides a button for a rocker arm assembly. The button includes a head portion. The button includes a shank extending from the head portion along a longitudinal axis. The button further includes a base portion extending from the shank. The base portion has a bottom surface, wherein... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20150101560 - Piston of an internal combustion engine: A piston of an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The piston may have a piston skirt having a central axis. The piston may also have a piston crown delimiting the piston skirt with a diameter D adjacent a top of the piston skirt. The piston crown may have an edge... Agent: Caterpillar Energy Solutions Gmbh

20150101561 - Air cleaner in vehicle: An air cleaner apparatus mounted in a vehicle having an engine room encapsulation structure formed to surround an upper side, a lower side, lateral sides, and a rear side of an engine in an engine room, may include a filter provided at a side of the engine room encapsulation structure... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150101562 - Cda device: A CDA device includes: an outer body that moves up/down in contact with a cam and has an oil input hole at one side and latching pin chambers; an upper seat disposed inside the outer body; an inner body disposed slidably inside the outer body, has a latching pin hole,... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150101564 - Methods and systems for an intake oxygen sensor: Methods and systems are provided for correcting an EGR rate determined based on an intake manifold oxygen sensor based on an air-fuel ratio of EGR. The output of the sensor is corrected to compensate for extra fuel in rich EGR or extra air in lean EGR and used to reliably... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150101565 - Internal combustion engine with a first and a second injecter: An internal combustion engine includes a first injector and a second injector for injecting fuel directly into a combustion chamber in a cylinder in a crank case of the internal combustion engine. The combustion chamber is delimited at one side by a piston which is arranged in the cylinder so... Agent:

20150101566 - Usage strategy for mixed gasoline and cng fueled vehicles: A method for an engine, comprising: responsive to a pressure in a fuel tank being below a pressure threshold, injecting only a liquid fuel into an engine cylinder, the fuel tank storing the liquid fuel and a pressurized gaseous fuel partially dissolved in the liquid fuel. In this way, the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150101567 - Integrated engine brake: An integrated engine brake assembly may include a valve that forces oil circulating through an engine to flow to an exhaust rocker arm when an engine brake lever is operated, a bridge that forms an interval with a pair of first and second exhaust valves installed on a combustion chamber,... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150101568 - Exhaust break for high torque vehicle and control method thereof: A control method of the exhaust brake for a high torque vehicle may include an exhaust pressure keeping logic which (a) detects the exhaust pressure within the exhaust pipe which is the exhaust gas discharge path of the engine, (b) divides the detected exhaust pressure size value into exhaust pressure... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150101569 - Controller for internal combustion engines: An object of this invention is, with respect to a torque-demand-control type controller that subjects two kinds of actuators provided upstream and downstream in an intake passage to coordinated operations based on a requested torque for an internal combustion engine, to enable realization of a pulse-like torque change in a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150101570 - Electrical lead frame with protective coating and method of applying same: Electrical component assemblies and other electrical connectors are provided having protective coatings that allow for use in high temperature and highly corrosive environments. Methods for applying protective coatings are also provided. In one embodiment, a connector is provided and includes a protective coating that encapsulates at least a portion thereof.... Agent: General Electric Company

20150101571 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: A variable operating angle mechanism (28a) for making the operating angle of an intake valve (24) variable is provided. Operating angle command values (operating angles 1 and 3) of two points in front and back at which the intake air amount is decreased by a predetermined amount with respect to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150101573 - Fluid injection assembly: A fuel injector assembly with a fuel injector and a coupling device is disclosed. The coupling device includes a fuel injector cup, a plate element, one or more screws and a wing clip. The plate element includes at least one through-hole for fixedly coupling the fuel injector cup with the... Agent:

20150101572 - Fluid injection assembly for a combustion engine: A fluid injection assembly for a combustion engine includes an injector body having a notch, an injector cup, which radially encloses an axial end of the injector body and has a projecting part, and a spring clip arranged between the injector body and the injector cup. The spring clip includes... Agent:

20150101575 - Method and computer program for actuating a fuel injector: A method actuates a fuel injector having a coil drive with a solenoid and a magnet armature. The magnet armature can be moved along a longitudinal axis by a magnetic field generated by the solenoid. In the method, an amplification voltage is applied to the solenoid at a predefined point... Agent:

20150101576 - Saddle-ride type vehicle: A saddle-ride type vehicle includes a frame, an engine, a starter motor, a predetermined component, and a coupling member. The engine is supported by the frame. The starter motor is attached to the engine. The predetermined component is disposed adjacent to the starter motor. The coupling member couples the predetermined... Agent:

20150101577 - Latching canister vent valve: A purge vapor system, which includes a fuel tank, a fuel tank isolation valve in fluid communication with the fuel tank, and a carbon canister in fluid communication with the fuel tank isolation valve. The purge vapor system also includes a canister vent valve in fluid communication with the carbon... Agent:

20150101578 - Method of estimating the boost capability of a turbocharged internal combustion engine: A method of estimating a boost pressure of a turbocharger is disclosed. A throttle body temperature is estimated as a function of engine operating parameters. An intake air mass flow and an exhaust mass flow are estimated as a function of the throttle body temperature. A turbine inlet pressure and... Agent:

20150101579 - Fluid circulation valve, notably for a motor vehicle, and thermal conditioning device comprising such a valve: The invention relates to a fluid circulation valve, notably for a motor vehicle, comprising a body (2) and a shutoff element (3) able, by rotation of said element (3) with respect to said body (2), to occupy various angular positions, said body (2) having a first (6), a second (7),... Agent: Valeo Systemes De Controle Moteur

20150101581 - Method of controlling the pressure of a turbocharger: A method and apparatus for controlling a boost pressure of a turbocharger is provided. The turbocharger includes a waste gate valve and a waste gate actuator. When the internal combustion engine operates under cold temperature conditions, a steady state temperature of the waste gate actuator is determined and a corrected... Agent:

20150101580 - System and method for control of exhaust gas recirculation (egr) utilizing process temperatures: A system includes a reciprocating internal combustion engine with one or more reaction zones configured to receive a charge flow that is configured to react within the one or more reaction zones, thereby forming an exhaust gas flow, and a controller. The charge flow includes an oxidant flow, a fuel... Agent: General Electric Company

20150101582 - Non-intrusive exhaust gas sensor monitoring: A method for monitoring an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises indicating exhaust gas sensor degradation based on a time delay and line length of each sample of a set of exhaust gas sensor responses collected during a commanded change... Agent:

20150101583 - Method of controlling an exhaust recirculation gas system: A method of controlling an exhaust gas recirculation system of an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The engine includes a compressor, an intake manifold, an after-treatment system, a low pressure EGR system and a high pressure EGR system. The method temporarily adjusts a low pressure EGR ratio, keeping constant a... Agent:

  
04/09/2015 > 37 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories.

20150096516 - Alkoxylated quaternary ammonium salts and fuels containing them: A fuel additive and its preparation for a engine, a fuel containing the additive, a fuel additive concentrate, a method for improving performance of fuel injectors and a method for cleaning fuel injectors for an engine. The fuel additive includes a quaternary ammonium salt derived from a reaction of a... Agent: Afton Chemical Corporation

20150096508 - Engine liquid cooling system: A method of limiting pressure in a liquid cooling system of an internal combustion engine when the engine overspeeds, such as when an engine brake is applied.... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company , LLC

20150096509 - System and method to control automotive powertrain component temperature: A thermal management unit for a vehicle powertrain component. The thermal management unit is designed to maintain the operating temperature of the vehicle component within a relatively small, ideal temperature range. The thermal management unit includes a three-way valve and temperature sensor that uses the temperature of a lubricant used... Agent:

20150096510 - Oil mist separator: An oil mist separator includes at least one filter device for separating off liquid suspended particles from a carrier gas. The filter device includes a housing having at least one inlet opening for introducing the carrier gas and at least one outlet opening for discharging the filtered carrier gas. Arranged... Agent:

20150096540 - Variable compression ratio engine: According to the present invention, a variable compression ratio engine includes a cylinder head and crankcase directly joined by a control shaft, thereby eliminating use of a link between the control shaft and cylinder head. The present invention has a low manufacturing cost and a small size ideal for mass... Agent:

20150096511 - Efficient phaser actuation supply system: A hydraulic cam phaser includes at least one of an advance chamber and a retard chamber for receiving hydraulic fluid for advancing or retarding a rotational position of the camshaft. The hydraulic actuation system includes a hydraulic accumulator in selective communication with the at least one of the advance and... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150096512 - Continuously variable valve lift mechanism: A continuously variable valve lift mechanism for an internal combustion engine includes a cam, a cam follower, a valve follower, a rocker shaft, and a rocker arm. The cam follower includes a first roller driven by the cam and a second roller. The valve follower includes a driven face in... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150096513 - Valve timing controller: A valve timing controller includes a driving-side rotary member, a driven-side rotary member, an advancing chamber and a retarding chamber formed as a fluid pressure chamber is partitioned by a partitioning portion provided on an outer circumferential side of the driven-side rotary member, and a phase controlling section. The driven-side... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20150096514 - Positive control (desmodromic) valve systems for internal combustion engines: Various types of valve systems are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a positive control reciprocating sleeve valve system for use with an internal combustion engine includes opening and closing rockers controlled by corresponding opening and closing cam lobes. In one aspect of this embodiment, interference can be designed into the... Agent:

20150096515 - Mechanical system, injection pump and valve actuator comprising such a mechanical system and manufacturing method: A mechanical system, comprising a support element, a pin extending along a first axis and comprising two opposite ends, each adapted to be fitted in the support element for radial retention of the pin relative to the first axis, and a roller element movable in rotation relative to the pin... Agent: Aktiebolaget Skf

20150096517 - High frequency plasma ignition device: A high frequency plasma ignition device for the ignition of a fuel/air mixture in a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, having a series resonant circuit of an electric inductor and an electric capacitor connected in series, and a high frequency generator with a first electrical terminal and a... Agent:

20150096518 - Vehicle starting system: A starting system for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. During a key-start, a starter assembly is used to initiate rotation of the engine crankshaft. After the engine speed reaches a transfer speed, an alternator is used to supply torque to the engine until the engine is started. In some... Agent:

20150096519 - Humidity based maf compensation: According to at least one aspect of the present technology, a method is provided for compensating the output of a mass air flow sensor in response to humidity level. The method includes determining an actual mass air flow value (MAF_ACT) using the mass air flow sensor. The method also includes... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC

20150096520 - Vehicular air intake apparatus: A Helmholtz resonator communicates with an interior of an intake passage, which is configured to draw intake air to a combustion chamber of an engine. The Helmholtz resonator has a volume chamber and a communication pipe. The volume chamber forms a resonance chamber. The communication pipe communicates the volume chamber... Agent:

20150096521 - Engine: An engine includes a cylinder, a rocker chamber, an air filter, a crankcase and a rocker chamber cover, wherein the rocker chamber cover is disposed above the cylinder. The engine further includes a cover plate, wherein the cover plate is located at the top of the rocker chamber cover, and... Agent: Suzhou Cleva Precision Machinery & Technology Co., Ltd

20150096522 - Engine: An engine includes a cylinder, a rocker chamber, an air filter, a crankcase and an oil return passage, wherein a rocker chamber cover is disposed above the cylinder, a cover plate is disposed at the top of the rocker chamber cover, a separation cavity is disposed between the rocker chamber... Agent: Suzhou Cleva Precision Machinery & Technology Co., Ltd.

20150096523 - Welded engine block for small internal combustion engines: A small air-cooled internal combustion engine includes an aluminum cylinder block, an aluminum cylinder head welded to the aluminum cylinder block, and a weld securing the aluminum cylinder block to the aluminum cylinder head, wherein a joint having a first length is formed between the aluminum cylinder block and the... Agent: Briggs & Stratton Corporation

20150096524 - Piston for an internal combustion engine: The invention relates to a piston for an internal combustion engine made of an iron-based material, comprising a piston head and a piston skirt, the piston head comprising a piston base, a peripheral top land and a peripheral annular part comprising annular grooves. According to the invention, at least one... Agent: Mahle International Gmbh

20150096525 - Compression boss for engine front cover: An apparatus is provided having two mating components. The mating components include an engine and an engine front cover. A fastening boss is formed on at least one of the two mating components and configured to receive a threaded fastener to join the two mating components. A compression boss extends... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150096526 - Internal combustion engine and structure of chain cover of the same: An internal combustion engine includes: a chain cover that is attached to an internal combustion engine main body having a crankshaft; an oil seal that is mounted on the crankshaft in the vicinity of the chain cover; a metallic oil seal fixing member that is disposed on a surface of... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20150096527 - Engine oil pan: The present invention discloses an engine oil pan, which includes a cylinder block, wherein a plurality of arc-shaped grooves are disposed on the second end surface of the cylinder block along the axial direction of a crank shaft; the arc-shaped grooves form arc-shaped bulges in a sunk portion on the... Agent: Suzhou Cleva Precision Machnery & Technology Co., Ltd

20150096529 - Cold start-up system of an internal combustion engine and internal combustion engine: The present invention relates to a cold start-up system of an internal combustion engine for an engine burning gasoline, ethanol or a mixture of fuels, composed or not of a preponderant fraction of ethanol, which comprises at least one strategy of pre-injection of fuel through at least one injection nozzle,... Agent:

20150096530 - Fuel system protection in a multi-fuel system internal combustion engine: A technique for fuel system protection for an internal combustion engine includes introducing a directly injected fuel into a combustion chamber through a direct fuel injector, introducing a fumigated fuel upstream of an intake valve, selectively operating the internal combustion engine with at least one of the directly injected fuel... Agent:

20150096528 - Quaternary ammonium detergent fuel additives: A fuel soluble additive for a diesel engine, a method for improving performance of fuel injectors and a method for cleaning fuel injectors for a diesel engine. The fuel soluble additive includes a quaternary ammonium salt derived from the reaction of (a) a hydrocarbyl amine containing at least one tertiary... Agent: Afton Chemical Corporation

20150096531 - Hybrid combustion mode of internal combustion engine and controller thereof, internal combustion engine, and automobile: A method for achieving a hybrid combustion mode of an internal combustion engine, a controller thereof, and an internal combustion engine. The hybrid combustion mode of an internal combustion engine comprises: directly injecting fuel in a cylinder; using homogeneous charge compression ignition combustion mode when the internal combustion engine is... Agent:

20150096532 - Dual-port throttle body: A throttle body including a body having two ports extending through the body. The two ports arranged in a side-by-side relationship relative to one another. The body has a bridge positioned between the two ports, and the bridge having an inlet end and an outlet end. The bridge is configured... Agent:

20150096533 - Electronic throttle: An ECU loads detected values of a rotation angle sensor and a pressure sensor which are mounted to an electric throttle, and executes an abnormal-sensor determination control to determine whether one of the rotation angle sensor and the pressure sensor is abnormal. Specifically, the ECU determines that one of the... Agent:

20150096534 - Methods and systems for variable displacement engine control: Methods and systems are provided for selecting a group of cylinders for selective deactivation, in a variable displacement engine system, based at least on a regeneration state of an exhaust catalyst. The position of one or more valves and throttles may be adjusted based on the selective deactivation to reduce... Agent:

20150096535 - Engine starting device and engine starting method: The engine starting device for stopping, when an engine automatic stop condition is satisfied, fuel injection to the engine to automatically stop the engine, and for thereafter restarting the engine when an engine restart condition is satisfied, includes: a ring gear coupled to a crankshaft of the engine; a starter... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150096538 - Fluid injector: A fluid injector for injecting fuel into a combustion engine includes a valve, a tubular valve body and an orifice disc, wherein the valve comprises valve seat and a movable opening device in order to open and close the valve, wherein the orifice disc is arranged at the valve seat... Agent:

20150096537 - Internal combustion engine: An overhead-camshaft internal combustion engine is disclosed, in which the fuel pumps are arranged to use efficiently the space within a cylinder head assembly of the engine. The cylinder head assembly includes a cylinder head block, and the engine comprises a camshaft rotatable about a camshaft axis and having a... Agent:

20150096536 - Pulse damper using composite spring: Disclosed is a pulse damper using a composite spring device for eliminating pulse waves in a plunger pump for supplying fuel, which includes a spring body, and a body for receiving an O-ring spacer supported by an internal O-ring cap, wherein a low pressure coil spring and a high pressure... Agent:

20150096539 - Method for controlling at least one piezoelectric actuator of a fuel injector of an internal combustion engine: s

20150096541 - Boost purge ejector tee arrangement: A boost purge ejector tee arrangement for a fuel vapor emissions system can include a boost purge ejector tee having a body that can define a first inlet port, a second inlet port and an outlet port. The first inlet port and the outlet port can be fluidly coupled along... Agent:

20150096542 - Exhaust gas recirculation system with a poppet valve: Exhaust gas recirculation circuit comprising: at least one valve (100) comprising a body defining a first duct (1) opening into a second duct (2) thereby defining an intersection that forms a seat (7) at right angles to the second duct (2), a valve disk (8) that slides in the first... Agent: Valeo Systemes De Controle Moteur

20150096543 - Rankine cycle waste heat recovery system and method with improved egr temperature control: A waste heat recovery (WHR) system and method for regulating exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooling is described. More particularly, a Rankine cycle WHR system and method is described, including an arrangement to improve the precision of EGR cooling for engine efficiency improvement and thermal management.... Agent: Cummins Intellectual Property, Inc.

20150096544 - Method and device for regulating an air-fuel ratio of an internal combustion engine: The invention relates to a method and to a regulating device for regulating an air-fuel ratio of an internal combustion engine (10), wherein an exhaust-gas composition of an exhaust gas of the internal combustion engine (10) is determined by virtue of an actual probe signal, which is dependent on the... Agent:

  
04/02/2015 > 34 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories.

20150090203 - Engine assembly: An engine cylinder head is provided. The engine cylinder head includes a portion of a first combustion chamber, an upper coolant core and a lower coolant core directing heat from the first combustion chamber and including a first coolant passage and a second coolant passage, the first coolant passage and... Agent:

20150090204 - Crankcase breech detection for boosted engines: Methods for indicating whether a crankcase of an engine is breeched are provided. One example method comprises restricting a communication of the crankcase with atmosphere, acting to increase or decrease a crankcase pressure, and indicating whether the crankcase is breeched based on the crankcase pressure. Another example method comprises sensing... Agent:

20150090206 - Valve mechanism for internal combustion engine and control device for valve mechanism: A valve mechanism for an internal combustion engine is provided with a cam that rotates in conjunction with rotation of a crankshaft, an engine valve that is lifted and opened along with rotation of the cam, a variable lift amount mechanism that is arranged between the cam and the engine... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150090208 - Camshaft having adjustable cams that can be oiled by means of pressure oil: The invention relates to an adjustable camshaft for the valve gear of an internal combustion engine, comprising an outer shaft, on which at least one first cam is arranged and connected to the outer shaft in a rotationally fixed manner, and an inner shaft extending through the outer shaft, to... Agent: Thyssenkrupp Presta Teccenter Ag

20150090207 - Camshaft phase: A camshaft phaser for controllably varying the phase relationship between a crankshaft and a camshaft in an internal combustion engine includes stator having a plurality of lobes. A rotor is coaxially disposed within the stator and has a plurality of vanes interspersed with the lobes defining alternating advance chambers and... Agent:

20150090209 - Mechanical system, injection pump and valve actuator comprising such a mechanical system and manufacturing method: A mechanical system comprising: a tappet, including a body; an insert mounted in the body; a pin extending along a first axis; and a roller element movable in rotation relative to the pin around the first axis. The insert supports the pin, while the body supports the insert, along at... Agent: Aktiebolaget Skf

20150090210 - Cam bearing lubrication structure for internal combustion engine: A cam bearing lubrication structure for an internal combustion engine includes a cylinder head having a cam bearing region, a plug hole for an ignition plug and a plug tube fitted liquid-tight therein. The cam bearing lubrication structure includes an outer periphery oil path bypassing along an outer peripheral face... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150090211 - Mechanical system, injection pump and valve actuator comprising such a mechanical system and manufacturing method: A mechanical system, comprising a support element having an outer surface adapted to slide in a housing receiving the mechanical system, a pin extending along a first axis and comprising two opposite ends, each adapted to be fitted in the support element for radial and/or axial retention of the pin... Agent: Aktiebolaget Skf

20150090205 - Mechanical system, injection pump and valve actuator comprising such a mechanical system and manufacturing method: A mechanical system, comprising a tappet including a body, a support element defining two bores centered on a first axis, a pin comprising two opposite ends each adapted to be fitted in one of the two bores, and a roller element positioned between the two bores along the first axis... Agent: Aktiebolaget Skf

20150090212 - Electric starter with integrated electronic filter for internal combustion engine: Electric starter for internal combustion engine comprising: an electric motor (M) combined with means (R, L) for driving the internal combustion engine and an electronic filter (10) that is arranged on a power circuit (3) of the electric motor (M) that is suitable for at least reducing the electromagnetic disturbance... Agent:

20150090213 - Starter arrangement: A starter arrangement for starting a motor vehicle engine, having a starter ring for connecting to a drive shaft, a starter unit for introducing a starter torque into the starter ring via a starter pinion acting on the starter ring, and a clutch connected to the starter ring for coupling... Agent:

20150090214 - Supercharged engine design: The present engine design can comprise one or more three-cylinder modules. Each module can comprise a left-hand combustion cylinder, a compression cylinder and a right-hand combustion cylinder. In an embodiment, the compression cylinder can function as a supercharger providing compressed air to the two combustion cylinders in order to improve... Agent:

20150090215 - Piston for an internal combustion engine: A piston for an internal combustion engine may include an encircling ring section in a region of a piston crown. The piston may include a convection region, which has at least one cavity containing a heat transfer medium for dissipation of heat from the piston crown to an underside of... Agent:

20150090216 - Internal combustion engine: A technique for making air less likely to enter a strainer in an internal combustion engine in which the strainer is supported by a drain bolt. In an internal combustion engine in which a drain bolt supports a strainer and is configured to discharge a drain is attached to a... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150090217 - Fuel injection control apparatus and compression ignition type internal combustion engine: A fuel injection control apparatus of a compression ignition type internal combustion engine includes a controller adapted to control an injector so that pre-stage injection and post-stage injection are performed as fuel injection during one cycle. The controller controls an interval between the timing of the pre-stage injection and the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki

20150090218 - Diesel engine starting device and starting method: The present invention pertains to a diesel engine starting device, and achieves stable combustion in a short time when the diesel engine is restarted after stoppage of idling. The diesel engine starting device includes injectors (11) that inject fuel in respective cylinders, and glow plugs (13) that generate heat upon... Agent: Isuzu Motors Limited

20150090219 - Flap device and intake system: A valve device for an intake system of an internal combustion engine may include a housing and a flap arrangement. The housing may have one inlet duct per cylinder of the internal combustion engine. The flap arrangement may have a flap for each inlet duct for varying the cross-section of... Agent:

20150090220 - Variable valve device of internal combustion engine: A variable valve device for an internal combustion engine is equipped with a variable valve mechanism capable of changing the working angle of an intake valve while holding the maximum lift amount of the intake valve constant. The variable valve device retards the timing for closing the intake valve as... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150090221 - Control system for dual-fuel engine: A control system is provided for use with a dual-fuel engine. The control system may have a detonation sensor configured to generate a detonation signal indicative of detonation within at least one associated cylinder of the dual-fuel engine, and a governor sensor configured to generate a demand signal associated with... Agent: Electro-motive Diesel, Inc.

20150090222 - Engine system having fuel quality sensor: A fuel quality sensor is provided for use with an engine system. The fuel quality sensor may have a single sensing element configured to sense a thermodynamic property of an unknown mixture of gaseous fuel, and a heating element configured to increase a temperature of the unknown mixture of gaseous... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20150090223 - Bi-fuel engine with increased power: A conventional gasoline engine is retrofitted and calibrated to operate as a bi-fuel engine using Hydrogen as the second fuel. When operated with Hydrogen, which typically leads to a reduction of engine output power, the engine is preferably operated in a charged mode and in a lean mode with the... Agent:

20150090225 - Fuel injection valve and fuel injection device with same: A fuel injection valve includes: a needle valve including a seat portion in a front end side; a nozzle body including a seat surface on which the seat portion sits, and including an injection hole at a downstream side with respect to the seat surface; and an injection-hole extending member... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150090226 - Process for improving efficiencies of gas systems using a compressor: Disclosed in certain embodiments are methods of improving efficiencies of adsorbed gas fuel systems and to recover vapors from gasoline containers.... Agent:

20150090224 - Reciprocating internal combustion engine: A highly-efficient, yet simply constructed internal combustion engine includes an intake cylinder to accommodate intake and pre-compression of an oxidizing agent, a combustion cylinder to accommodate a further compression of the oxidizing agent, an injection and ignition of fuel, and a partial expansion of combustion gases produced by the ignition... Agent: Motiv Engines LLC

20150090227 - High pressure fuel pump control for idle tick reduction: A method for operating a solenoid valve coupled to the inlet valve of a fuel injection pump comprises adjusting a pull-in electrical energy of the solenoid valve based on a fuel injection pump volumetric efficiency.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150090228 - Isochoric heat addition engines and methods: Engines and methods execute a high efficiency hybrid cycle, which is implemented in a volume within an engine. The cycle includes isochoric heat addition and over-expansion of the volume within the engine, wherein the volume is reduced in a compression portion of the cycle from a first quantity to a... Agent:

20150090229 - Holder for fastening a component to an internal combustion engine: A holder for fastening at least one component, particularly a fuel distributor, to an internal combustion engine. The holder includes an elastically deformable damping element, a holder body and a spring element, which are situated lying one behind the other with reference to an axis. In response to an assembly... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150090230 - Determination of the quantity of air flowing through a fuel injector based on the heating of the fuel by means of an electric heating device: A method for determining the quantity of fuel flowing through a fuel injector. The fuel injector has an electric heating device for heating the fuel and a temperature-measuring device for measuring the temperature of the heated fuel. The method includes (a) applying a predetermined electrical heating power to the electric... Agent:

20150090231 - Process for improving efficiencies of gas systems by gasoline vapor extraction: Disclosed in certain embodiments are methods of improving efficiencies of adsorbed gas fuel systems and to recover vapors from gasoline containers.... Agent:

20150090235 - Cpv-controlled evap leak detection system: A method and system for testing an evaporative emission control system for leaks. The method includes opening a canister purge valve by an amount sufficient to provide a flow equivalent to a predetermined orifice diameter. Then, a vacuum pump evacuates a reference volume consisting of the portion of the evaporative... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150090232 - Hybrid vehicle fuel vapor canister: Embodiments for controlling fuel vapors are disclosed. In one example, a method comprises during a purge of a fuel vapor canister, adjusting a heater of the fuel vapor canister based on a rate of a purge flow exiting the fuel vapor canister and a concentration of hydrocarbons released from the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150090233 - Hybrid vehicle fuel vapor canister: Embodiments for controlling fuel vapors are provided. In one example, a method comprises initiating a purge of a fuel vapor canister responsive to a temperature profile at a vent side of the fuel vapor canister. In this way, release of fuel vapors to the atmosphere may be reduced.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150090234 - Phev evap system canister loading state determination: An evaporative emission control system for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that indicates the level of loading of a carbon canister of the system. The system has multiple thermocouples positioned space apart from each other along a vapor flow path within the carbon canister. A controller is connected to each... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150090236 - Egr flow metering systems and methods: Methods and systems for metering at least one EGR valve to a position determined to pass a desired EGR flow for a given set of engine characteristics. The methods include determining the EGR valve position based on pipe flow characteristics, or determining the EGR valve position based on pipe flow... Agent:

  
03/26/2015 > 42 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories.

20150083067 - Marine engine lubrication: A trunk piston lubricating oil composition of TBN 20 to 60 comprising (A) a high saturates low sulphur oil of lubricating viscosity in a major amount; (B) an overbased metal hydroxybenzoate detergent additive; (C) a polyisobutene succinic anhydride additive (1-7 mass %); and (D) a meta-linear pentadecyl phenol additive (10.1... Agent: Infineum International Limited

20150083055 - Supplying gaseous fuel from a liquid state to an internal combustion engine: An improved apparatus supplies gaseous fuel from a liquid state to an internal combustion engine comprising an electrical energy generating apparatus for generating electrical energy from a store of chemical energy. A liquid pumping apparatus for pumping the gaseous fuel in the liquid state includes an energy converter for converting... Agent:

20150083056 - Vehicle internal combustion engine arrangement comprising a waste heat recovery system for compressing exhaust gases: A vehicle internal combustion engine arrangement includes an internal combustion reciprocating piston engine, and an exhaust line capable of collecting exhaust gases from the engine, a waste heat recovery system carrying a working fluid in a loop, in which the working fluid is successively compressed, heated in a heat exchanger... Agent: Renault Trucks

20150083071 - Control apparatus and control method for diesel engine: A control apparatus for a diesel engine includes a neighboring temperature estimating section which estimates a temperature of a neighborhood of a glow plug that heats an interior of a cylinder upon startup, and a supercharging pressure control section which controls a supercharging pressure in such a way that a... Agent:

20150083072 - Control device of compression-ignition engine: A control device of a compression-ignition engine is provided. The control device includes the engine having a cylinder, an exhaust gas recirculation system for introducing exhaust gas into the cylinder, and a controller for operating the engine by compression-ignition combustion of mixture gas inside the cylinder within a predetermined compression-ignitable... Agent:

20150083057 - Coolant-control valve: A coolant-control valve that performs initialization learning using a stopper and provides an efficient structure by an initialization learning stopper within an actuator which drives a valve body. The coolant-control valve is equipped with a rotor driven to control a flow rate of coolant for cooling an engine, a casing... Agent: Mikuni Corporation

20150083058 - Cylinder head: A cylinder head having a thread for an ignition device, in particular a spark plug, and a cooling circuit having at least one cooling cavity, wherein the cylinder head can be cooled in operation by conveying cooling medium through the cooling circuit, wherein provided in the cooling circuit is a... Agent:

20150083084 - Friction reduction and variable compression ratio: Apparatus for increasing internal combustion engine efficiency by substantial reduction of the friction between piston and cylinder by using a piston rod with one degree of freedom and said degree of freedom being translational motion along the central axis of the cylinder and supporting the said piston rod by stationary... Agent:

20150083085 - Fuel injection system for an internal combustion engine: With reference to FIG. 1, the present invention provides an internal combustion engine comprising a variable volume combustion chamber (10), an air intake passage (18), a throttle (23), a bypass passage (28) which bypasses the throttle (23) and via which air and/or recirculated exhaust gas is supplied to the intake... Agent:

20150083059 - Four-cylinder four-stroke engine without a crankshaft and valves: A four-cylinder four-stroke engine contains a base, a gas valve, a holder, a driving device, and a driven assembly, and a seat. When a four-cylinder four-stroke engine operates, a plurality of cylinders push plural pistons in the plurality of cylinders of the driving device so as to drive plural pushing... Agent:

20150083060 - Combustion and vapor cycle lobed rotor engine: An internal combustion engine utilizing an additional vapor expansion piston/cylinder to capture traditionally rejected energy. Hot combustion gases from the combustion process are used to power an additional vapor expansion cycle in a separate cylinder from the combustion cycle. Comprised of at least two pistons/cylinders (one fuel combustion and one... Agent:

20150083061 - Cam phaser with eccentric lantern gear component: A cam phaser transmission device is adjustable in rotation angle with a drive gear and output gear arranged coaxial to a rotation axis of the transmission device, having a revolving transmitter element and actuating device. The transmitter element is arranged eccentric relative to the rotation axis and formed as a... Agent:

20150083062 - Outer housing for a hydraulic lash adjuster with tapered oil feed annulus: A hydraulic lash adjuster is provided. The hydraulic lash adjuster includes an outer housing having an annular body with an open first axial end, a closed second axial end, a radially inner wall defining an axial bore, and a radially outer wall. The radially outer wall includes a first annular... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg

20150083063 - Switchable hydraulic lash adjuster with external spring and solid stop: A valve train of an internal combustion engine with a switchable hydraulic lash adjuster (SHLA) is provided, including a cylinder head having a boss, with an opening defined in the boss. The SHLA is located in the opening, and the SHLA includes: an outer housing having an inner bore, an... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg

20150083064 - Valve timing control apparatus of internal combustion engine: In a valve timing control apparatus configured to enable rotary motion of a vane rotor relative to a sprocket in a phase-retard direction or in a phase-advance direction by controlling hydraulic-pressure supply-and-exhaust for each of phase-advance hydraulic chambers and hydraulic-pressure supply-and-exhaust for each of phase-retard hydraulic chambers, first and second... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20150083065 - Camshaft adjusting device: A camshaft adjusting device (19) having a camshaft adjuster (4), including a stator (36), a rotor (38) which can be rotated relative to the stator (36) about a rotational axis (74), and a hub (52) which is arranged on the rotor (38) or on the stator (36) and has a... Agent:

20150083066 - Camshaft phaser system: A camshaft phaser system including an output drive element non-rotatably connected to a camshaft, and a control valve disposed in a central receptacle of the output drive element, the control valve extending axially into a central bore of the camshaft and being formed with at least a first operating port... Agent:

20150083068 - Internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine includes a crankcase, a case cover for covering a side of the crankcase, a crankshaft and a balancer shaft. A balancer has a balancer driven gear and a balance weight provided on the balancer driven gear and is acted upon and driven by a driving force... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150083069 - Chain drive assembly: A system is disclosed for a chain drive assembly. The system includes a first driving sprocket coupled with a crankshaft of the motor; and a second driving sprocket coupled with the crankshaft and positioned adjacent the first driving sprocket. The system also includes a first driven sprocket coupled with a... Agent:

20150083070 - Arrangement comprising a cylinder head and a prechamber system: An arrangement comprising a cylinder head and a prechamber system for an internal combustion engine, wherein the cylinder head has a flame plate for delimiting a main combustion chamber and the prechamber system is at least partially arranged in an opening in the flame plate, wherein there is provided a... Agent:

20150083073 - Control device of compression-ignition engine: A control device of a compression-ignition engine is provided. The device includes an engine having a cylinder, a fuel injection valve for injecting a fuel, an exhaust valve mechanism for switching an operation mode of an exhaust valve between a normal mode and an open-twice mode, a throttle valve disposed... Agent:

20150083074 - Self cooled engine: Self-cooled engine including a cylinder, a cylinder head and a turbo-piston which freely reciprocates inside the cylinder. The cylinder head has a valve that achieves circumferential suction of air-fuel mixture into the cylinder. The valve mechanism is closed and opened by cylindrical cam by means of cam shaft. Circumferential suction... Agent:

20150083075 - System and method for compensating cetane: Methods and systems for adjusting a plurality of fuel injections supplied to a cylinder during a cycle of the cylinder are described. In one example, fuel amounts are moved between fuel injections in response to combustion phase. Engine feedgas hydrocarbons and/or carbonaceous particulate matter may be reduced when cetane of... Agent:

20150083076 - Two-stroke spark-ignition engine: A two-stroke spark-ignition engine with through scavenging, exhaust valves (7), an injection nozzle (5) and sparking plug (6) in the cylinder head is characterized by higher volume efficiency and higher volume output with the possibility of gradual change of timing of air inlet into the engine cylinder (2) from the... Agent:

20150083077 - Swirl-inducing intake valve arrangement: First intake valve and second intake valve for an engine cylinder bore within which a piston reciprocates are arranged side-by-side in a cylinder head for motion in unison along respective intake valve axes. First intake valve axis is nonparallel to the cylinder bore axis. A first intake valve seat for... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC

20150083078 - Engine including motorized throttle valve: An engine including a motorized throttle valve that can implement mutually neighboring disposition of a throttle body and a cylinder head and can implement a good opening and closing responsibility thereof. A swelling portion is formed on a side wall of a valve chamber in such a manner so as... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150083079 - Methods and systems for selective engine starting: Systems and methods for starting an engine are described. In one example, engine cranking speed for an engine of a hybrid vehicle is adjusted in response to operating conditions. The engine cranking speed may be reduced when capability of a battery that supplies power to rotate the engine is less... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150083080 - Methods and systems for determining engine spark timing: Systems and methods for providing spark to an engine are described. In one example, engine knock limited spark timing is expressed as a straight line that is determined in response to engine knock, spark timing, and engine load. The method and system described herein may be performed without extensive engine... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150083081 - Method and system for an intake humidity sensor: Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an engine operating parameter based on an output of a humidity sensor during a compressor bypass valve event. When the compressor bypass valve is closed, a current output of the sensor is used for the adjustments. When the compressor bypass valve is opened,... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150083082 - Arrangement with a fuel distributor and multiple fuel injection valves: A fuel injection system has a fuel distributor and multiple fuel injection valves each disposed on a cup of the fuel distributor. At least one injection valve is mounted on the associated cup by way of at least one holding element. An abutment surface is provided on the outer side... Agent:

20150083083 - Engine: A marine engine includes an exhaust manifold, a valve cover, a top cover, and a fuel supply pipe. The exhaust manifold collects exhaust gases discharged from a plurality of cylinders. The valve cover is a cover that covers all of a plurality of valves for air intake or air discharge... Agent:

20150083086 - Method and system for improving engine starting: An engine system and method for improving engine starting are disclosed. In one example, engine port throttles are adjusted to improve fuel vaporization of a fuel that includes alcohol. The system and method may improve engine starting and emissions.... Agent:

20150083089 - Fuel oxidation reduction for hybrid vehicles: Systems and methods to control fuel tank pressure to reduce fuel oxidation in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are disclosed. A method comprises routing vapors from a fuel system canister to the fuel tank to maintain the fuel tank pressure at a desired pressure. In this way, the engine may be... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150083088 - Method and system for detecting phev evap system recirculation tube reliability: A method for detecting blockage within a recirculation tube of the evaporative emission control system of a PHEV measures the rise in interior temperature of a canister of the EVAP system, during the process of refueling, and notes an initial state of loading of the canister before refueling, indicative of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150083087 - Method and system for fuel vapor control: Methods and systems are provided for identifying leaks on each of a fuel tank and a canister side of a fuel system using a single leak check module. A position of a switching valve coupled in the vapor line of the fuel system is adjusted to selectively couple the leak... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150083090 - Fuel delivery system for an internal combustion engine: A fuel delivery system for an internal combustion engine. The fuel delivery system includes a diaphragm carburettor for mixing air and fuel, a start preparation system for introducing fuel into the carburettor before a start of the engine, and a fuel enrichment system for providing an enriched fuel and air... Agent:

20150083091 - Arrangement of an intercooler in an intake pipe: The invention relates to an arrangement of a charge air cooler in an intake pipe, wherein the charge air cooler has a cooler block through which charge air can flow and the charge air cooler can be inserted into the intake pipe through a first opening in said intake pipe,... Agent: Behr Gmbh & Co. Kg

20150083092 - Method and apparatus for controlling the starting of a forced induction internal combustion engine: Starting an internal combustion engine may be difficult as a consequence of the operating conditions of the engine. Even after the engine has started, it may take a long period of time for the engine to reach operating temperatures. In the present disclosure, when engine start difficulty is expected, before... Agent: Perkins Engines Company Limited

20150083093 - Method and apparatus for controlling the starting of an internal combustion engine: Starting an internal combustion engine may be difficult as a consequence of the operating conditions of the engine. Even after the engine has started, it may take a long period of time for the engine to reach operating temperatures. In the present disclosure, starting difficulty is expected for an engine... Agent: Perkins Engines Company Limited

20150083094 - Parallel aspirator arrangement for vacuum generation and compressor bypass: Methods and systems are provided for a parallel arrangement of at least two aspirators bypassing an intake compressor in an engine system, the aspirator arrangement including an aspirator shut-off valve arranged in series with each aspirator. The aspirator shut-off valves may be controlled based on engine vacuum needs as well... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150083096 - Turbocharger turbine booster: A method of operating the turbine booster to improve engine operating response and to increase the effectiveness of emission control devices is disclosed. A turbocharger turbine booster for a turbo charged internal combustion engine provides pressurized air to the turbocharger turbine and increases the oxygen in engine exhaust without increasing... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company , LLC

20150083095 - Internal combustion engine and control method therefor: An internal combustion engine includes an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system having an EGR valve and a reed valve in an EGR passage, and a control device that expresses a relationship between an opening degree of the EGR valve and a mass flow rate of an EGR gas by using... Agent: Isuzu Motors Limited

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