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Internal-combustion engines

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05/21/2015 > 54 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories.

20150136047 - Mixed-mode combustion methods enabled by fuel reformers and engines using the same: Disclosed here is an adaptive mixed-mode combustion method, which is mainly for internal combustion engines, either compression ignition or spark ignition, or mixed-mode engines using both compression ignition and spark ignition. The combustion method is composed of steps of partially charging fuel reformates through intake ports, or charging fuels with... Agent:

20150136068 - Liquid injection for scavenging: Methods are provided for controlling an engine. One method may include boosting engine intake air to a cylinder; and injecting an amount of a scavenging fluid into the cylinder based on an amount of cylinder residual exhaust gas. A scavenging fluid, such as water or windshield washer fluid evaporates on... Agent:

20150136048 - Heat storage in engine cooling system: A heating and cooling system for an internal combustion engine comprising a heat storage circuit and a radiator circuit, and a method of controlling such a system are disclosed. The heat storage circuit comprises a heat storage container in which engine coolant is stored and allowed to flow into and... Agent:

20150136049 - Laser ignition device and operating method therefor: A laser ignition device for an internal combustion engine, in which the laser ignition device has at least one laser spark plug and a cooling device for temperature control, in particular cooling, of the laser spark plug. The cooling device has a cooling circuit, containing a coolant, which is thermally... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150136050 - Systems and methods for closed crankcase ventilation and air filtration: A system for providing air to an internal combustion engine comprises a crankcase ventilation unit that receives unrefined blowby gas from a crankcase, separates oil from the unrefined blowby gas, and discharges refined blowby gas. A conduit delivers the refined blowby gas to an air cleaner housing. The air cleaner... Agent: Cummins Filtration Ip, Inc.

20150136089 - Internal combustion engine comprising variable compression ratio mechanism: This internal combustion engine comprising a variable compression ratio mechanism either measures an exhaust temperature or exhaust pressure which varies according to an actual expansion ratio, or measures a physical quantity which varies according to the exhaust temperature and/or the exhaust pressure, and estimates the current mechanical compression ratio on... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150136051 - Camshaft and follower geometry: An internal combustion engine includes a camshaft with a lobe rotatable about a camshaft axis and a follower and which follows the lobe and is reciprocated along a follower axis by the lobe. A contact force is generated between the lobe and the follower such that the contact force is... Agent:

20150136052 - Method for operating a valve train of an internal combustion engine and corresponding valve train: A method and apparatus for operating a valve train of an internal combustion engine having a main camshaft for which at least one rotationally-fixed cam carrier is provided that can be shifted between two axial positions is disclosed. An actuator cooperates with at least one shift gate to axially shift... Agent: Audi Ag

20150136053 - Roller lifter lubrication guide: A roller lifter or hydraulic roller lifter, including a lifter body, a roller, axle, internal piston assembly and a lubrication guide depression at a lower wall of the lifter body to direct lubricant to the roller and roller axle.... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg

20150136054 - Pressure-measuring glow plug device: A pressure-measuring glow plug device includes a module housing, a glow plug configured to ignite a combustion mixture in a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, and a pressure-measuring device. The pressure-measuring device has a pressure sensor configured to detect the pressure in the combustion chamber. The glow plug... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150136057 - Construction machine: Provided is a construction machine including an air cleaner having a cylindrical outer peripheral surface and an air intake pipe, wherein the assembly of the air cleaner and the air intake pipe can have a reduced width size in the front-rear direction. The air intake pipe has a returning portion... Agent: Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

20150136055 - Intake control device: The present invention provides an intake control device that appropriately restricts the flow of intake air when a valve body is set to a restriction position while the valve body is smoothly operated. The valve body is configured such that it is supported so as to be capable of swinging... Agent:

20150136056 - Method and apparatus for improving engine performance: A method of modifying an engine after the engine has been initially sold by the manufacturer of the engine, wherein the engine has an air intake pipe and an air flow sensor, wherein the air intake pipe has an exterior wall surface and an interior wall surface, and wherein the... Agent:

20150136058 - Carburetor air intake housing and air flow enhancing securement plate: An air intake housing and flow enhancing plate for a carburetor with a fluted and contoured air intake opening that flushly aligns with and matches the shape of the carburetor air intake opening. The low profile plate is made of metal for durability and heat resistance. The centrally located air... Agent: Five Star Fabricating, Inc.

20150136059 - Pull start engine starter assistance device: A kick start engine starter assembly is provided herein, which is a universally adaptable kick start device for use on most push mowers and other pull-start engines, allows a user the capability to pull start a hand start lawnmower with the assistance of the user's leg.... Agent:

20150136060 - Valve for a valve device: A valve for a valve device may include a valve stem, which in an axial direction relative to a valve stem axis merges into a valve disc projecting from the valve stem radially. A valve cap may be included composed of a metal. The valve cap may be attached to... Agent:

20150136061 - Engine control valve with improved operation: The invention relates to an engine control valve including a body defining an inner duct and comprising a flap (10) mounted such that it can pivot by means of a shaft (12) of the flap (10), said flap (10) including a first portion (11). The flap can pivot between an... Agent:

20150136062 - Combination of cylinder and piston ring: A combination of a cylinder 62 of an internal combustion engine and a piston ring 40 for sliding an inner periphery of the cylinder, wherein at least a sliding face of the cylinder is composed of an aluminum alloy including 8 mass % to 22 mass % of Si and... Agent: Kabushi Kaisha Riken

20150136063 - Piston pin: A piston pin for connecting a small connecting rod eye of a connecting rod with a piston of an internal combustion engine may include an inner bore with an eccentricity relative to an outer surface of the piston pin. The eccentricity may amount to a maximum of 0.5 mm. The... Agent:

20150136064 - Oil strainer and oil storage device for vehicle: An oil strainer which sucks an oil is disposed within an oil pan connected to a lower portion of a combustion engine. The oil strainer includes a strainer main body, which accommodates a filter element and extends so as to be inclined relative to a horizontal line, a suction port... Agent:

20150136066 - Lubricant feed mechanism for engine: Provided is a lubricant feed mechanism for an engine in which space above a cam cap is not used. A lubricant feed mechanism for an engine is configured to feed lubricant through a cylinder head, a camshaft, and a cam cap to a cam of a valve gear. The mechanism... Agent: Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd.

20150136065 - Lubrication system for four-stroke engine: An engine includes an oil pan used for storing lubricating oil, a crankcase, a cam box, a rocker, and a distribution chamber used for separating oil & gas mixture into oil mist and liquid oil. A lubricating system comprises: the oil pan and the crankcase are communicated through an oil... Agent: Suzhou Cleva Precision Machinery & Technology Co., Ltd

20150136067 - High efficiency internal explosion engine: A four-stroke, piston-powered internal explosion (“IE”) engine for providing power output through a rotating crankshaft. The IE engine includes an engine block having power cylinders formed therein for receiving working pistons, bearing means for supporting the crankshaft, and a crankshaft supported within the bearing means having an output end extending... Agent:

20150136070 - Control apparatus and method for internal combustion engine: A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine is capable of switching a combustion mode between a spark ignition combustion mode for combusting a mixture formed in a combustion chamber with spark ignition and a compression ignition combustion mode for combusting the mixture with compression ignition. When the combustion mode... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150136069 - Inverted v-8 internal combustion engine and method of operating the same modes: An internal combustion engine having two banks of four piston and cylinder assemblies arranged in an inverted V configuration so that there are four pairs of assemblies each pair having cylinders with adjacent combustion chambers intercommunicated by a passage extending therebetween. Crank shaft driven pistons in said cylinders movable within... Agent:

20150136071 - Isothermal compression based combustion engine: Systems and methods are disclosed that include operating an isothermal compression based combustion (IsoC) engine by injecting isothermally compressed air into a combustion engine immediately prior to a combustion event in order to increase the efficiency of the engine, improve emissions, and substantially eliminate autoignition and associated design constraints. The... Agent:

20150136072 - Dual fuel injector and engine using same: A dual fuel injector may be used to inject both gas and liquid fuel into a cylinder of a compression ignition engine. An injector body defines a first set of nozzle outlets, a second set of nozzle outlets, a first fuel inlet and a second fuel inlet. A dual solenoid... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20150136073 - Dual fuel injector and engine using same: A dual fuel injector may be used to inject both gas and liquid fuel into a cylinder of a compression ignition engine. An injector body defines a first set of nozzle outlets, a second set of nozzle outlets, a first fuel inlet and a second fuel inlet. A dual solenoid... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20150136074 - Method and system for improved dilution purging: Methods and systems are provided for expediting EGR purging in a hybrid vehicle during transient operations, such as tip-out to lower load conditions. In response to decreasing engine torque demand, engine fueling is disabled and a motor is used to spin the engine unfueled until a desired LP-EGR rate is... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150136075 - Exhaust brake: An exhaust brake may include an exhaust pipe configured to include an exhaust upstream and an exhaust downstream, a butterfly configured to be mounted between the exhaust upstream and the exhaust downstream in the exhaust pipe, a bypass pipe configured to include a bypass upstream starting between the exhaust upstream... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150136076 - Method and system for improved dilution purging: Methods and systems are provided for expediting EGR purging in a hybrid vehicle during transient operations, such as tip-out to lower load conditions. In response to decreasing engine torque demand, engine fueling is disabled and a motor is used to spin the engine unfueled until a desired LP-EGR rate is... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150136077 - Control strategy for engine-operated compressor: An engine controller causes a propulsion engine of a motor vehicle to be fueled in a fueling mode of operation and not to be fueled in a non-fueling mode of operation. A controlled device, such as a clutch or regulator, controls operation of a pneumatic compressor which forces compressed air... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company LLC

20150136078 - Airflow control apparatus: An airflow control apparatus does not impede fluid flow and does not reduce intake efficiency even when a flow passage area is decreased by the valve area. The airflow control apparatus includes a housing whose interior forms a fluid passage, bushes attached to the housing interior, a shaft held by... Agent:

20150136079 - Detection of coking in the intake tract of an internal combustion engine: A method for detecting coking in the intake tract of an internal combustion engine having direct fuel injection is provided. The internal combustion engine has variable intake valve control. The variable intake valve control makes it possible to change the open time of the intake valves in relation to the... Agent:

20150136080 - Methods and systems for determining engine misfire: Systems and methods for improving detection and mitigation of engine misfire are presented. Engine misfire is determined by sampling exhaust pressure of a cylinder only during a time when an exhaust valve of the cylinder is in an open state. If misfire is indicated, an actuator is adjusted to reduce... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150136081 - Altitude fuel limiter for engine and method of using the same: An altitude fuel limiter and method for controlling an engine using the same is provided. The altitude fuel limiter includes a torque screw sleeve extending from an inboard end to an outboard end. The torque screw sleeve has an interior surface defining a central bore extending axially within the torque... Agent:

20150136082 - System for managing catalytic converter temperature: Various methods and arrangements for controlling catalytic converter temperature are described. In one aspect, an engine controller includes a catalytic monitor and a firing timing determination unit. The catalytic monitor obtains data relating to a temperature of a catalytic converter. Based at least partly on this data, the firing timing... Agent:

20150136083 - Inverted v-8 i-c engine and method of operating same in a vehicle: In an inverted V-8 engine capable of operating in power level steps with four pairs of piston and cylinder assemblies having fuel injectors with dual options, the improvement which comprises a three component frame structure having cooperating interengaging surfaces containing two banks of four inline crankshaft connected piston and cylinder... Agent:

20150136084 - Fuel distributor: A fuel distributor, which is used in particular for fuel injection systems of mixture-compressing spark ignition internal combustion engines, includes a tubular base body, a first holder and a second holder. The first holder is connected here to the tubular base body at a first fastening point of the tubular... Agent:

20150136085 - Holder for fastening a component on an internal combustion engine, a bearing sleeve for such a holder, and a fuel injection system: A bearing sleeve for a holder, which is used for fastening a fuel distributor on an add-on structure, includes a first sleeve part and a second sleeve part. The first sleeve part has a rigid sleeve body and a damping element which is integrally connected to the sleeve body of... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150136087 - Fuel supplying device: A fuel supplying device supplying fuel from a fuel tank to combustion device may comprise a fuel pipe configured to communicate the fuel tank with a delivery pipe of the combustion device, and a sensor unit configured to detect a property of the fuel. The fuel pipe may branch into... Agent: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150136086 - System having a fuel distributor and multiple fuel injectors: A system, which is used in particular as a fuel injection system for the high-pressure injection in internal combustion engines, includes a fuel distributor and a plurality of fuel injectors. Each fuel injector is situated on a cup of the fuel distributor. At least one of the fuel injectors is... Agent:

20150136088 - Debris diverter shield for fuel injector: A tubular debris shield and diverter mounted in a high pressure flow passage within a fuel injector, provide the dual functions of passing the main flow of high pressure fuel with large debris particles to relatively large discharge openings, such as the injector spray holes, while allowing some high pressure... Agent:

20150136090 - Method for operating a fuel system for an internal combustion engine: A method for operating a fuel system for an internal combustion engine having a metering device, an electrical actuating device, and a valve element includes: activating the electrical actuating device in at least one first cycle in such a way that the valve element switches into a second position corresponding... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150136091 - Jet pump of fuel pump module for vehicle: A pressure jet pump of a fuel pump module for a vehicle can prevent an engine from stopping and disordering due to unstable fuel supply, by keeping fuel supply stable in driving under bad conditions. The pump includes: a nozzle portion into which some of fuel pressurized by a fuel... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150136092 - Control device for internal combustion engine: An object of this invention is to appropriately control the valve timing (VT) even in a case where a plurality of local maximum points or local minimum points exist on a characteristic line representing a relation between the VT and an air amount. An engine 10 includes VVTs 42 and... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150136094 - Egr gas cooling device for hybrid vehicle and egr gas cooling method for hybrid vehicle: An EGR gas cooling device for hybrid vehicle provided in an EGR system for refluxing a part of exhaust gas of an engine as EGR gas to an intake passage and configured to cool the EGR gas in a hybrid vehicle including the engine and a motor as travel drive... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20150136093 - Engine boosting system and method therefor: The engine boosting system includes an engine having an intake manifold, exhaust manifold and exhaust gas recirculation loop fluidly connected therebetween. A boost circuit including a storage vessel is in fluid communication with the intake manifold and with the exhaust manifold. A throttle is located downstream of the exhaust manifold,... Agent: Perkins Engines Company Limited

20150136095 - Oxygen sensor and internal combustion engine comprising said sensor: A sensor for detecting the oxygen content in the intake tract of an internal combustion engine includes: a sensor element having a measurement electrode; a metal cap that surrounds the sensor element; a heat dissipation element that connects the sensor element and the metal cap; and a bracket for the... Agent:

20150136096 - Internal combustion engine: When a blow-by gas collides with an outer circumferential wall of a tubular member, part of oil mist in the collision gas is liquefied (an oil droplet). The oil droplet takes in the oil mist in the blow-by gas which flows into an intake pipe in succession, and moves on... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150136097 - Control system for multi-fuel internal combustion engine: An object of the present invention is to provide a control system for a multi-fuel internal combustion engine capable of using gaseous fuel and liquid fuel, with which variation in an air-fuel ratio of an air-fuel mixture following a switch in the fuel used by the internal combustion engine is... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150136098 - Spark plug extension: The following invention relates to an ignition coil assembly for an ignition system comprising an ignition coil where said assembly has a main axis and is configured for insertion into and/or removal out of a well associated with an internal combustion engine, wherein the assembly comprises an elongated extension body... Agent: Sem Ab

20150136100 - Fuel injection device: A fuel injection device is provided with an injection instruction unit that instructs multiple fuel injection valves that inject fuel into respective multiple cylinders of an engine to perform fuel injection while the engine is stopped. The injection instruction unit instructs the multiple fuel injection valves to perform the fuel... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150136099 - Valve for a fuel system for a combustion engine and method for controlling a fuel system for a combustion engine: A valve (4, 4′) for a fuel system for a combustion engine: A ball retainer (26) is provided with a cavity (28) to accommodate a ball (22). The ball (22) has a first seal surface (30) to cooperate with and abut sealingly against a seat (32). The ball retainer (26)... Agent:

  
05/14/2015 > 39 patent applications in 32 patent subcategories.

20150128884 - Method and system for vacuum generation: Methods and systems are provided for reducing the generation and transmission of objectionable noise from an aspirator to a vehicle cabin during vacuum production. During selected conditions, motive flow through an intake aspirator may cause a hissing noise to be produced at the aspirator, and transmitted through an open check... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150128883 - Methods and apparatus providing flame-less heat: An apparatus (10) provides flame-less heat utilizing electric heaters (90) receiving electricity from a generator (22) powered by an engine (20) of a self-contained trailer including a base (12) in the form of a fuel tank. An exhaust heat reclaimer (56, 156) is located in an elevated portion (32) of... Agent: Thawzall LLC

20150128897 - Internally cooled high compression lean-burning internal combustion engine: An internally cooled internal combustion piston engine and method of operating a piston engine is provided, with the combination of liquid water injection, higher compression ratios than conventional engines, and leaner air fuel mixtures than conventional engines. The effective compression ratio of the engines herein is greater than 13:1. The... Agent: Nostrum Energy Pte, Ltd.

20150128885 - Flow contorl device: A flow restrictor 50 for use in a cooling system of an internal engine comprises a housing 29 enclosing an elongate body, a number of alternating first and second circumferentially extending passages formed in the elongate body. Each first passage is separated from a respective adjacent second passage by a... Agent:

20150128907 - Cold-start strategies for opposed-piston engines: A strategy to cold-start an opposed-piston engine includes, before injecting fuel, preventing air flow through the engine while cranking the engine to heat air retained in the engine, followed by controlling mass air flow through and fuel injection into a cylinder of the engine according to cold-start schedules so as... Agent: Achates Power, Inc.

20150128911 - Internal combustion engine provided with variable compression ratio mechanism: This internal combustion engine is provided with a variable compression ratio mechanism capable of changing a mechanical compression ratio by changing the volume of the combustion chamber at the top dead center. The pressure and temperature of remaining combusted gas within the combustion chamber at the time when the exhaust... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150128886 - Oil passage structure of dry sump engine and oil passage structure of v-shaped dry sump engine: An oil passage structure of a dry sump engine includes an oil recovery passage, at least one first communicating hole, and a first oil suction passage. The oil recovery passage extends in a direction in which a cylinder bank extends and is disposed so that at least part of the... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150128920 - Lubricating configuration for maintaining wristpin oil pressure in a two-stroke cycle, opposed-piston engine: A lubricating configuration in a two-stroke cycle, opposed-piston engine for a piston wristpin minimizes losses in oil pressure at the wristpin as the piston approaches bottom center and reduces the required oil supply pressure to the engine. The wristpin is constructed to absorb and store oil pressure energy when oil... Agent: Achates Power, Inc.

20150128887 - Techniques for designing custom contoured rocker arm pads and custom contoured camshaft lobes: A computer-implemented method can include receiving a contact point path between a rocker arm pad and a valve tip. The method can include adjusting the contact point path to obtain a modified contact point path that satisfies a design objective of decreased valve tip wear or decreased valve tick. The... Agent:

20150128888 - Continuously variable valve timing device: A continuously variable valve timing device is provided and includes a cam sprocket connected with a camshaft having a plurality of cams to rotate the camshaft and an electric variable valve timing mechanism connected with the cam sprocket, and driven by an electric motor. A chain cover protects the cam... Agent:

20150128889 - Holding structure of oil control valve: A holding structure of an oil control valve includes an oil control valve, a cam holder, and a head cover. A valve portion is provided on a second end side of the oil control valve opposite to a first end side in a longitudinal direction. The valve portion is configured... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150128890 - Rocker arm: A rocker arm has a first roller for engaging a first rotatable cam surface, whereby at least part of the rocker arm can be pivoted by at least the first rotatable cam surface to move a valve to cause a first valve event, and a further roller for engaging a... Agent:

20150128891 - Engine control valve: An engine control valve includes a flap pivotally mounted on an axis separating the said flap into a first part and a second part that are joined together at an interface plane defining a planar shoulder, the flap being capable of occupying a closed position in order to interrupt the... Agent: Valeo Systemes De Controle Moteur

20150128893 - Piston arrangement and internal combustion engine: A piston arrangement comprising: a piston, a first chamber, a second chamber and a power transfer assembly; wherein the piston comprises a first head movable within the first chamber and a second head movable within the second chamber; wherein, in operation, the piston follows a linear path in reciprocating motion... Agent:

20150128892 - Piston for an internal combustion engine: The invention relates to a piston for an internal combustion engine, comprising a piston head and a piston skirt, the piston head having a peripheral annular part and in the region of the annular part, a peripheral cooling channel. The piston skirt comprises piston bores provided with hub bores, which... Agent: Mahle International Gmbh

20150128894 - Sliding component for internal combustion engine and method of manufacturing sliding component for internal combustion engine: A sliding component for an internal combustion engine includes: a sliding component main body that includes a plurality of concave portions formed in a predetermined portion thereof; and a coating layer that covers a portion of the sliding component main body, in which the plurality of concave portions are not... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20150128895 - Rotary engine with rotary power heads: A rotary engine includes a casing having a first circular boring and a second circular boring smaller than the first circular boring. The first circular boring interconnects with the second circular boring. A piston rotor can move in a rotating manner within the first circular boring in the casing. A... Agent:

20150128896 - Oscillating piston engine: An engine configuration that uses multiple opposing piston pairs to form respective expansion chambers for expanding a gas within to move the pistons to drive a main shaft. The engine can be configured to operate as an internal combustion engine that uses diesel fuel, gasoline, or natural gas, or it... Agent:

20150128898 - Auxiliary chamber type internal combustion engine: Auxiliary chamber type internal combustion engine has a main combustion chamber and an auxiliary chamber having an injection port through which the main combustion chamber communicates. The auxiliary chamber has a passage sectional area which is smoothly decreased toward the injection port. Further, the engine has a fuel injector injecting... Agent:

20150128899 - Piston having combustion bowl shaped to balance combustion efficiency and emission properties: A piston for an internal combustion engine includes a piston body having an outer cylindrical surface defining a longitudinal piston axis, a combustion face defining a compound combustion bowl, and a compound rim extending radially outward from the compound combustion bowl to the outer cylindrical surface. The compound combustion bowl... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20150128901 - Open-valve port fuel injection of alcohol in multiple injector engines: An engine having two or more fuel injectors is disclosed, where at least one of the injectors is used to port fuel inject fuel into the cylinder when the air intake valve is open. The open valve port fuel injector is used to inject a fuel that has alcohol as... Agent:

20150128900 - Pile hammer: A pile hammer includes a cylinder, a piston displaceably guided in the cylinder, and a striker displaceably guided in the cylinder. The striker is disposed underneath the piston in the operating position of the pile hammer. A combustion chamber is delimited axially by a face surface of the striker that... Agent: Delmag Gmbh & Co., Kg

20150128902 - Dual fuel injection system: A method of controlling fuel injection in a dual fuel engine system includes determining, with a first controller, a diesel injection pulse indicative of a first amount of diesel fuel to be injected into a combustion chamber of the engine and a first timing at which the first amount of... Agent:

20150128903 - Fresh air system for an internal combustion engine: A fresh air system for supplying combustion chambers of an internal combustion engine with fresh air may include a housing, through which at least one fresh air path passes, and a flap mechanism, which includes at least one flap adjustably mounted on the housing. The flap may be rotatably adjustable... Agent:

20150128904 - Techniques for coordinated variable valve timing and electronic throttle control: A method can include determining, at a controller for an engine, the controller having one or more processors, a desired air-per-cylinder (APC) for the engine based on an engine torque request. The method can include determining, at the controller, a target intake manifold absolute pressure (MAP) based on a volumetric... Agent:

20150128905 - System and method for diagnosing a fault in an oxygen sensor based on ambient temperature: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes an error count module and a sensor diagnostic module. The error count module increases an error count when an actual air/fuel ratio generated by an oxygen sensor monitoring an exhaust system of an engine is different than a desired... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150128906 - Aircraft fuel filter impending and actual bypass indication system: A fuel supply system includes a fuel supply line, a fuel filter, a filter bypass line, a first differential pressure sensor, a second differential pressure sensor, and a filter bypass valve. The fuel filter is disposed in series in the fuel supply line to remove particulate from the fuel. The... Agent:

20150128908 - Coupling device and fuel injector assembly: A coupling device for mechanically and hydraulically coupling a fuel injector to a fuel rail of a combustion engine is disclosed. The coupling device includes a fuel injector cup having a central longitudinal axis and extending from an inlet side for hydraulically coupling to the fuel rail and an outlet... Agent:

20150128909 - Method and apparatus for controlling operation of an internal combustion engine operating in hcci combustion mode: An internal combustion engine is configured to operate in a homogeneous-charge compression-ignition combustion mode. A method for operating the internal combustion engine includes determining a desired effective charge dilution for a cylinder charge for a cylinder firing event. A desired air/fuel ratio, a desired intake air mass and a desired... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150128910 - Method for operating a fuel injection system and fuel injection system comprising fuel injection valves with a piezo direct-drive: A method for operating a fuel injection system includes detecting the pressure prevailing in a pressure accumulator using a fuel injection valve piezo actuator that includes, in addition to the active piezo region used to actuate the closing element, a passive piezo region that acts as a pressure sensor. Using... Agent:

20150128912 - Vehicle engine control system: A calculation control circuit unit 110A is provided with a microprocessor 111, an auxiliary control circuit unit 190A, and a high-speed A/D converter 115 to which the detection signals of excitation currents for electromagnetic coils 81 through 84 are inputted; based on an valve-opening command signal generated by the microprocessor... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150128914 - Fuel injection device: A fuel injection device comprising electricity-generating means generating electricity by rotation of an engine and outputting a predetermined signal, and a solenoid valve injecting fuel; the valve being opened as a result of a drive current applied to a coil, and the fuel being injected into an intake passage of... Agent:

20150128913 - Method of controlling a solenoid valve: A method of controlling a solenoid valve of an automotive system, the valve being charged by a pulse width modulated signal (PWM) and determining an actuation of an automotive system component is provided. The method comprises the following: determining a target end of command of the valve as a function... Agent:

20150128915 - Exhaust gas recirculation valve: An EGR valve includes a housing formed with a passage, a valve seat provided in the passage, a valve element seatable on the valve seat, a valve stem provided with the valve element at an end, and an actuator for making stroke movement of the valve stem. The valve element... Agent:

20150128916 - Determining exhaust gas recirculation cooler fouling using dpov sensor: Methods and systems are provided for determining degradation of an EGR cooler based on differential pressure across the EGR cooler during EGR flow. In one example, the differential pressure across the EGR cooler may be based on differential pressure across an EGR valve and a pressure downstream from the EGR... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150128917 - Method and system for improved dilution tolerance: Methods and systems are provided for expediting purging of LP-EGR from an air intake system during conditions of decreasing engine load. During a tip-out, an EGR valve is closed while the engine is shifted to a VDE mode of operation to improve engine tolerance to EGR at lower engine loads... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150128918 - Blow-by filter for internal combustion engines: An open-ended canister includes a blow-by intake port for receiving contaminated blow-by gases and a fuel vapor exhaust port for venting purified blow-by gases. The open end of the canister is fitted with a removable cover that can be clamped in place. The removable cover includes an oil drainage port... Agent:

20150128919 - Adjustable fuel mixture: Method and system are disclosed for mixing and using different combustible fuels to run combustion engines such as gasoline, diesel, or turbo-charged engines of cars, trucks, boats, airplanes, and the like. In various embodiments the mixture components and their proportions may be different or may be manually, dynamically and/or automatically... Agent:

20150128921 - Exhaust manifold comprising an egr passage and a coolant passage: Disclosed is an exhaust manifold that comprises an exhaust gas passage, an EGR passage, and a coolant passage. The exhaust gas passage extends fluidly between an exhaust gas inlet and an exhaust gas outlet positioned downstream thereof. The EGR passage extends fluidly between an EGR inlet and an EGR outlet... Agent: Deere & Company

  
05/07/2015 > 37 patent applications in 32 patent subcategories.

20150122203 - Vehicle control apparatus: Provided is a vehicle control apparatus. To start an engine by a motor-generator under the state that a vehicle is stopped, the vehicle control apparatus synchronizes a rotation of the engine with a rotation of the motor-generator at a synchronous rotational speed lower than a target rotational speed to start... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150122215 - Combustion-supporting device for engine: A combustion-supporting device for an engine includes a bottle that contains a liquid and plural boards that float on the liquid and are provided with plural vents arranged in a staggered manner. The bottle further has an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe. The inlet pipe extends into the liquid... Agent:

20150122216 - Method and system to improve atomization and combustion of heavy fuel oils: Presented a method and a system for improving atomization of heavy fuel oil or diesel fuel in heavy duty diesel engines, e.g. marine engines, wherein before injection into a combustion chamber the fuel is treated by gas/gases under elevated pressure of about 500 psi in an absorber; the heavy fuel... Agent:

20150122204 - Coolant passage structure for internal combustion engine: A coolant passage structure for an internal combustion engine includes a coolant communication member. The coolant communication member includes a centrifugal water pump, a housing portion, a scroll portion, a second coolant passage portion, a first coolant passage portion, a direction of a center line of the second coolant passage... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150122205 - Cooling water passage structure: A cooling water passage structure includes a cooling water passage in an internal combustion engine, a water pump, and a communication member. The communication member has a cooling water communication passage to supply cooling water from the water pump to the cooling water passage. The cooling water communication passage includes... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150122226 - Control device and control method for internal combustion engine: At the time of increasing an actual intake air amount by increasing a valve overlap period of intake and exhaust valves (2; 3), an actual compression ratio is temporarily decreased to be lower than a steady-state target compression ratio. This makes it possible to increase the valve overlap period without... Agent:

20150122225 - Control device for variable-compression-ratio internal combustion engine: A control device for a variable compression ratio internal combustion engine is equipped with a variable compression ratio device capable of changing an engine compression ratio of the internal combustion engine. The control device detects or estimates the temperature of an exhaust component (B11), and sets a target exhaust gas... Agent:

20150122227 - Combustion chamber construction with dual mixing regions for opposed-piston engines: A combustion chamber construction for opposed-piston engines in which fuel is injected from two opposed injectors includes a dual mixing region construction with a respective mixing region for each injector and a coupling region between the two mixing regions through which the mixing regions communicate. In some aspects, the mixing... Agent: Achates Power, Inc.

20150122206 - Intake control valve and assembly method thereof: An intake control valve has a body, a valve, and a shaft. The valve has a connecting portion, a first boss located at an end of the connecting portion in the rotation axial direction; and a second boss located at an other end of the connecting portion in the rotation... Agent:

20150122207 - Variable displacement solenoid control: Methods are provided for improved control of valve activation/deactivation mechanisms. One example method comprises, adjusting an electromechanical actuator to actuate cylinder valve deactivation/activation mechanisms. The actuator is operated at multiple levels based on engine operating conditions.... Agent:

20150122208 - Camshaft unit: Camshaft unit (1) having a first camshaft (2), which is phase-adjustable with respect to a crankshaft, a second camshaft (3), which is disposed concentric to the first camshaft (2) and is always in phase with the crankshaft, a camshaft adjuster (5) with which the first camshaft (2) is phase-adjustable with... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg

20150122209 - Valve drive of an internal combustion engine: A valve drive of an internal combustion engine is disclosed, having at least one main camshaft, on which at least one cam carrier is provided such that it is fixed so as to rotate with said main camshaft and can be displaced axially between at least two axial positions, wherein... Agent: Audi Ag

20150122210 - Engine and straddle-type vehicle equipped with engine: An engine, including a crankcase, a cylinder body extending upward from the crankcase, a cylinder head coupled to an upper portion of the cylinder body, a cylinder head cover coupled to an upper portion of the cylinder head, and a gasket disposed between the cylinder head and the cylinder head... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

20150122212 - Monolithic, galleryless piston and method of construction thereof: A galleryless piston for an internal combustion engine and method of construction thereof are provided. The piston has a monolithic piston body extending along a central longitudinal axis. The piston body has an upper wall forming an upper combustion surface with first and second portions, with the first portion extending... Agent:

20150122211 - Sliding body with coating: A sliding body for an internal combustion engine may include a main part and a coating which at least partially covers the main part. The coating may have a first main layer. The first main layer may include main components which are molybdenum, nitrogen and oxygen.... Agent:

20150122213 - Crankpin including cams, connecting rod including followers, and internal combustion engine including crankpin and connecting rod: A crankshaft may include first and second journals having circular cross-sections, and a crankpin, the crankpin extending between first and second crankpin journals. The crankpin may include first, second, and third cams including respective first, second, and third cam profiles, wherein the first, second, and third cam profiles differ from... Agent: Wilkins Ip, LLC

20150122214 - Marine propulsion unit and a valve for a marine propulsion unit: A valve (1,1′) for a marine propulsion unit comprises a body (2) having an internal passage (3) through the valve body (2). An aperture (5) in the valve body communicates with the internal passage (3). A piston (4,4′) is moveably mounted within the internal passage. The valve is configured such... Agent: E.p. Barrus Limited

20150122217 - Internal combustion engine and method of direct fuel injection: A direct fuel injection method and an internal combustion engine provided with appropriate sensors and data input lines to an Engine Control Unit (ECU) for performing this method. The method includes inputting at least data inputs representing a piston position, a rotational speed of the internal combustion engine, and a... Agent: Transonic Combustion, Inc.

20150122218 - Control device for internal combustion engine: An object of this invention is, in an internal combustion engine having of in-cylinder direct injection and port injection, to enable the early elimination of a difference between fuel concentrations of fuel injected from different injection valves that can arise when a mixing ratio of different kinds of fuel contained... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150122219 - Internal combustion engine and control device of internal combustion engine: A control device of a cylinder direct injection type internal combustion engine controls a fuel injection device and an ignition device, executes injection of the fuel and ignition over multiple times, and executes a control of varying an interval between a timing of the injection of the fuel and a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150122220 - Hydraulic lash adjuster: A hydraulic lash adjuster for an engine valve train has a hydraulic lash adjusting arrangement for automatically compensating for lash in an engine valve train, and a lost motion arrangement for inhibiting motion induced in the valve train in response to a lift profile of a rotating cam from being... Agent:

20150122221 - Two-way metering device and applications of said metering device: The invention relates to a double metering device for metering a fluid of an internal combustion engine, said metering device comprising a body in which are arranged a first (3) and a second (4) fluid circulation path for said fluid, in which paths first and second mobile shut-off shutters are... Agent:

20150122222 - Engine brake apparatus with rocker arm integrated actuator: An engine brake apparatus may include an exhaust rocker arm having a chamber in which an actuator is slidably inserted, an oil line coupling part which has a central portion extrapolated with an oil line, a communication line communicating with the oil line, a distribution line branched from the communication... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150122223 - System and method of controlling fuel injection pressure in an engine having an in-cylinder pressure sensor: A method of operating an internal combustion engine is provided. An in-cylinder pressure within a cylinder of the engine is determined. A fuel injection pressure from a fuel injector disposed within the cylinder is determined. A ratio of the in-cylinder pressure within the cylinder and the fuel injection pressure is... Agent: International Engine Intellecutal Property Company, LLC

20150122224 - Method and system for engine control: Methods and systems are provided for fuel systems including a gaseous fuel. Fuel rail over-pressure may be addressed by temporarily closing a fuel tank valve of the gaseous fuel and initiating diagnostics routines to determine if a pressure regulator is degraded. If the pressure regulator is degraded, one or more... Agent:

20150122228 - Method and system for adjusting a fuel tank isolation valve: Methods and systems are provided for adjusting and diagnosing a position of a fuel tank isolation valve of a fuel system. In one example, a method may include adjusting the fuel tank isolation valve via electrical pulses and tracking a position of the FTIV by counting each of the electrical... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150122229 - Method and system for adjusting a fuel tank isolation valve: Methods and systems are provided for adjusting and diagnosing a position of a fuel tank isolation valve (FTIV) of a fuel system. In one example, a method comprises adjusting a FTIV of a fuel system by sending an electrical pulse to the FTIV; and comparing a current draw of the... Agent:

20150122230 - Dual fuel selector switch: A fuel selector for use with a dual fuel generator includes a selector plate, a first fuel valve assembly positioned adjacent the selector plate and actuatable between an ON position and an OFF position to selectively control a first fuel flow to an engine of the dual fuel generator, and... Agent: Champion Engine Technology, LLC

20150122231 - Method to disperse lubrication into a fuel supply for a fuel gas system: A method to deliver natural gas (NG) to an internal combustion engine (ICE) via an fuel gas intake assembly is disclosed. The fuel gas intake assembly includes a gas intake manifold and at least one gas admission valve (GAV). The ICE is in fluid communication with the GAV. The method... Agent: Caterpillar Motoren Gmbh & Co. Kg

20150122232 - Air intake duct of saddle-ridden vehicle: An air intake duct of a motorcycle forms an air intake passage for supplying an intake air to a supercharger. The air intake duct forms a curve portion and is connected to the supercharger. The air intake passage has a transverse cross-section which is shaped such that a dimension in... Agent:

20150122233 - Variable geometry system turbocharger and method of manufacturing housing for variable geometry system turbocharger: A reservoir groove for storing condensate water is formed on a lower part side of a link chamber inside a turbine housing. The reservoir groove is formed such that, assuming that water vapor contained in an exhaust gas retained inside the link chamber is completely condensed and liquefied after an... Agent: Ihi Corporation

20150122234 - Control device for internal combustion engine equipped with supercharger: An object of the present invention is to detect abnormality of a supercharging pressure sensor accurately in an internal combustion engine equipped with a supercharger that can change a supercharging pressure by operation of an actuator. For this purpose, a control device according to the present invention operates an actuator... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150122235 - Rotating electric motor and internal combustion engine supercharger: Teeth-shaped portions 11b of a magnet 11 are formed in such a way that a part of the plane of projection of each of the teeth-shaped portions protrudes in a circumferential direction with respect to that of one of teeth 8b and 9b which is viewed from an axial direction... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150122236 - Valves: A valve suitable for use as an exhaust gas recirculation valve in an engine includes a valve housing defining an interior space, a valve stem and a valve member, which may be a poppet, mounted on said valve stem. The valve member is arranged to move between open and closed... Agent: Perkins Engines Company Limited

20150122237 - Working gas circulation type engine: In a stratification operation, O2 is injected from an oxygen injector during valve opening of an intake valve. Therefore, the injected O2 flows into a combustion chamber immediately after the injection, and forms a layer having a constant spread in the combustion chamber. Meanwhile, the working gas in the combustion... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150122238 - Method and device for checking a functional capability of an internal combustion engine which is operated by a multi-fuel system: A method for checking a functional capability of an internal combustion engine operated by a multi-fuel system, in which method at least two control devices electronically control a combustion process of the internal combustion engine with a different fuel, each control device having a dedicated safety concept, and a system... Agent:

20150122239 - Ignition control device and ignition control method: An ignition control device according to one embodiment of the present invention is configured to, based on a pulse signal to be induced in an ignition coil in accordance with rotation of an internal combustion engine, cause a voltage to be supplied to an ignition plug included in the internal... Agent:

  
04/30/2015 > 56 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories.

20150114323 - Cooling system for an electric vehicle and method for producing a cooling system: A cooling system for thermal management of an electric vehicle having a range extender. The temperature of the components of the electric drive system of the electric vehicle and at least that of the internal combustion engine of an internal combustion engine/generator unit of the range extender are controlled by... Agent:

20150114321 - Proportional flow venturi vacuum system for an internal combustion engine: A vacuum assist system attaches to an intake line and an intake manifold of an internal combustion engine having a throttle. The vacuum assist system includes a venturi valve, a reservoir, and a proportionally controlled valve. The proportionally controlled valve is movable between an open position and a closed position.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150114322 - Vehicle control apparatus: A vehicle is equipped with an internal combustion engine having a forced-induction apparatus with variable boost pressure, a first motor generator for generating electricity while applying negative torque to the engine, and a battery for storing the electricity generated by the first motor generator. During the operation of the engine,... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150114338 - Internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine in which the power output is controlled by modulating at least one of the compression ratio, expansion ratio, ratio of expansion rate to compression rate, air to fuel ratio, and steam to air ratio. Continuous isobaric catalytic combustion followed by isothermal expansion and the use of... Agent:

20150114324 - Thermostat, water cooling device, water-cooled engine, and vessel propulsion apparatus: A thermostat includes an annular flange extending in radial directions and surrounded by a cylindrical large-diameter portion of a housing inner surface, and a frame extending in axial directions from the flange. The thermostat further includes a sealing member that hermetically seals the gap between the flange and the inner... Agent:

20150114325 - Hvac flow control for micro-zone system: A ventilation system for use in a vehicle that provides individual control of micro-zones in the vehicle and the system includes a blower for pushing air through the ventilation system, an evaporator for conditioning the air being pushed by the blower, a first duct for supplying air to a first... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150114327 - Engine and straddle-type vehicle including the same: An engine 40 includes a breather device 20 and an oil passage defining member 30 disposed in the breather device 20. The breather device 20 includes a breather main body 22 integral with a crankcase 50, and a breather cover 24. The breather main body 22 and the breather cover... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

20150114326 - Method and device for operating an internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine has a crankcase and a crankcase ventilation system having a switchable shut-off valve, and sensors that detect different operating parameters of the engine, including a load variable of the engine. An estimated load parameter is determined based on the different detected operating parameters using a dynamic... Agent:

20150114352 - Torque multiplier engines: Torque multiplier engines, and associated methods and systems, are disclosed herein. An internal combustion engine in accordance with a particular embodiment can include a connecting rod operably coupling a pair of opposing pistons. The engine can further include a first bearing coupled to the connecting rod and positioned to engage... Agent:

20150114354 - Method and apparatus for controlling combustion of engine having mixed combustion mode: A method of controlling combustion of an engine improves unstable ignition and knocking which may be generated in an engine to which a diesel-gasoline mixed combustion mode and a gasoline mixed combustion mode are applied to low load and high load driving zones. The method includes: determining a combustion mode... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150114355 - Method and apparatus for controlling combustion of engine having mixed combustion mode: A method and an apparatus for improving unstable ignition and knocking which may be generated in an engine to which a diesel-gasoline mixed combustion mode and a gasoline mixed combustion mode may be applied to low load and high load driving zones may include determining a combustion mode according to... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150114356 - Variable compression ratio apparatus: A variable compression ratio apparatus may include an operating unit operated by hydraulic pressure to reciprocate the plunger, an oil control valve controlling hydraulic pressure supplied to the operating unit, an oil supplying unit storing oil supplied to the operating unit via the oil control valve and transmitting the stored... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150114358 - Master and slave pullrods: Master and slave pullrods are disclosed in which a master pullrod is coupled to a journal of a crankshaft. The slave pullrod indirectly couples to the crankshaft by coupling to the master pullrod. Such a configuration allows two connecting rods to be coupled to the journal of the crankshaft inline... Agent: Ecomotors, Inc.

20150114372 - Structures, functions, and methods regarding internal combustion engines: Improved structures, functions, and methods regarding internal combustion engines (ICE's). ICE embodiments disclosed are divided into three groups, all of which have at least one embodiment structurally possessing at least one actively powered fan cooperating with at least one exhaust manifold. All of said embodiments disclosed at least solve the... Agent:

20150114328 - Control valve: A control valve includes a valve body, which defines first, second, and third valve passageways. The valve body also defines a supply passageway. The control valve includes a first spool movable relative to the valve body between first and second positions. The control valve includes a second spool movable relative... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150114329 - Valve timing controller: Provided is a valve timing controller capable of quickening a response in varying a relative rotational phase. When the valve timing controller is under a locking state, if an ECU outputs a phase maintenance signal indicative of a phase maintaining state wherein control for maintaining the relative rotational phase within... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20150114330 - Variable valve device that varies lift amount of valve: A variable valve device for varying a lift amount of a valve includes a first valve and a second valve that are respectively disposed to open or close a port, a swing arm in which first and second valve pressing portions are formed at both sides to press the first... Agent:

20150114332 - Ignition device for igniting fuel/air mixtures in a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine by corona discharge: Ignition device for igniting fuel/air mixtures in a combustion chamber of an internal combustion chamber by a corona discharge. The device includes an ignition electrode and an outer conductor surrounding the ignition electrode. The outer conductor has a front end and a rear end, and comprises an electrical insulator arranged... Agent:

20150114331 - Method for controlling a corona ignition device and corona ignition device: A method for controlling a corona ignition device, which comprises an ignition electrode, at which a corona discharge is produced, a resonating circuit, which contains the ignition electrode, and a high-frequency generator connected to the resonating circuit, wherein the resonating circuit is excited with an AC voltage (Ui) produced by... Agent:

20150114333 - Glow plug: Described is a glow plug with a glow pencil that comprises a forward end with a glow tip and a rearward end, a housing in which the rearward end of the glow pencil is arranged and in relation to which the glow pencil is movable in its longitudinal direction, and... Agent:

20150114334 - Spark plug for internal combustion engines incorporating a diode: This patent application of Utility Model refers to a spark plug of the type that has a diode positioned between two portions of the core (3), being said diode (2) disposed internally to the ceramic body (4) of the spark plug (1); the diode (2) acts with the purpose of... Agent:

20150114335 - Intake manifold for internal combustion engine: Support bracket and projection which project from curved lower surface of intake manifold are provided. Both parts are arranged in an opposed relation to each other with respect to a center of gravity of the intake manifold when viewed from a longitudinal direction in which a plurality of branches are... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20150114336 - Lubrication system for vehicle engine: An oil filter and an oil cooler of a motorcycle combustion engine are disposed on an outer surface of an engine body side by side in a right-left direction. A first engine lubrication passage extending in the right-left direction is connected to an outflow passage for the oil cooler. A... Agent:

20150114337 - Lubricant level control for lubricated systems: Disclosed herein is a system includes a lubricated component and a lubricant pump that selectively provides lubricant to the lubricated component. The system also includes a lubricant source in lubricant providing communication with the lubricant pump. Additionally, the system includes a lubricant flow regulation device in lubricant receiving communication with... Agent: Cummins Ip, Inc.

20150114339 - Cold start strategy and system for gasoline direct injection compression ignition engine: A method for starting a compression ignition engine having at least one cylinder with a reciprocating piston located therein, an intake valve configured to control the intake of air to an intake port of the cylinder and an exhaust valve configured to control the expulsion of gas from an exhaust... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20150114340 - Internal combustion engine control apparatus: When the starting timing of an NVO period exists at the delayed-angle side of the starting timing of a first NVO period, fuel injection into a cylinder is not started; when the starting timing of an NVO period exists between the starting timing of the first NVO period and the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150114341 - Techniques for controlling a dedicated egr engine: A system includes an internal combustion engine having a number of cylinders, with at least one of the cylinders plumbed to have a complete recycle of the exhaust gases from the cylinder. The system further includes the completely recycled cylinder having an EGR stroke cycle, and the non-recycled cylinders of... Agent:

20150114342 - Spark-ignition direct-injection engine: A controller injects fuel into a cylinder at a high fuel pressure of 30 MPa or higher, at least in a period between a terminal stage of a compression stroke and an initial stage of an expansion stroke when an operating mode of an engine body is at least in... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation

20150114343 - Vehicle operation system and method: A method of operating a vehicle having an engine, an engine control unit (ECU), a throttle operator, and a throttle body fluidly communicating with the engine. A throttle valve disposed in the throttle body regulates fluid flow to the engine. A throttle valve actuator is connected thereto for controlling a... Agent:

20150114344 - Control device of internal combustion engine: A control device 100 of an internal combustion engine has a control unit that controls an amount of an intake-air, which is a gas before being taken into a combustion chamber 13 of an internal combustion engine 5, so that either when a specific component other than an oxygen is... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150114345 - Method and system for engine torque control: Methods and systems are provided for improving vehicle torque control accuracy. Data points of an engine torque data set are adjusted en masse by an on-board vehicle controller while also being adjusted individually by an off-board controller. By adjusting engine operation based on a torque data set that is updated... Agent:

20150114346 - Methods and systems for adjusting engine airflow based on output from an oxygen sensor: Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a throttle based on an intake oxygen sensor output. In one example, a method may include adjusting a position of a throttle based on a dilution threshold and a total aircharge dilution level, the total dilution aircharge level based on an output of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150114347 - Throttle position sensor (tps) clocker: The current invention includes throttle body devices with an air intake, a throttle plate in the air intake including a throttle plate shaft, wherein the throttle plate shaft horizontally traverses the throttle body, a throttle position sensor (“TPS”) attached to an end of the throttle plate shaft, and a rotational... Agent:

20150114348 - Multiple tap aspirator: Systems and methods are provided for engine systems including a vacuum-powered multiple tap aspirator coupled between atmospheric, an engine crankcase, or another source and a vacuum source such as a compressor inlet or engine intake manifold. The multiple tap aspirator includes a suction tap arranged in a throat of the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150114349 - Method for preventing a premature ignition in an internal combustion engine and internal combustion engine: Methods for preventing a premature ignition of a cylinder charge in advance of a planned ignition point in an internal combustion engine are provided. In one method, a pressure in a crankcase of the internal combustion engine is adjusted so as to prevent lubricating oil constituents from being transported from... Agent:

20150114350 - Aspirator motive flow control for vacuum generation and compressor bypass: Systems and methods are provided for engine systems including a first multiple tap aspirator with a motive inlet coupled to an intake upstream of an air induction system throttle and a mixed flow outlet coupled to an intake manifold, and a second multiple tap aspirator with a motive inlet coupled... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150114351 - Multi-fuel co-injection system and method for internal combustion and turbine engines: An improved multi-fuel supply and co-injection system and method for powering internal combustion and turbine engines, whereby various combinations of fuels, both liquid and gaseous, may be mixed together and fed into the system, under the real-time control of a microprocessor responding to a variety of sensors and acting on... Agent:

20150114353 - Injection nozzle: An injection nozzle is disclosed. The injection nozzle may have a sealing face providing a sealed connection to the nozzle holder. The injection nozzle may also have a needle guiding bore. The needle guiding bore may have a nozzle holder section extending through the sealing face. The needle guiding bore... Agent: Caterpillar Motoren Gmbh & Co. Kg

20150114357 - Fuel injection control device and fuel injection control method: A CNG control ECU 50 has a pulse signal determination means 76 for determining a pulse width and an output timing of a pulse signal, an electricity control means 74 for controlling a supply of electricity to a solenoid 62, and a current value sensing part 80 for sensing a... Agent:

20150114359 - Fuel separation system for reducing parasitic losses: Systems and methods for separating higher octane fuel from a fuel mixture are presented. In one example, higher octane fuel is separated from lower octane fuel and allowed to condense in a fuel tank holding higher octane fuel so that parasitic engine losses are not increased by having to separate... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150114361 - Fuel evaporative gas emission suppression system: If a pressure deviation ΔP (amount of pressure decrease) after a first predetermined time period T1 has elapsed since a bypass valve (canister opening/closing valve) is controlled from an opened to closed state by actuating a negative pressure pump when the engine is stopped and a purge valve is opened... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150114360 - System and methods for canister purging with low manifold vacuum: A method for purging fuel vapors, comprising: purging fuel tank vapors directly from a fuel tank to an engine intake, bypassing a canister, via a venturi, while drawing canister vapors via the venturi into the purged fuel tank vapors en route to the engine intake. In this way, fuel tank... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150114362 - Method and device for purging a fuel tank: A method for purging a fuel tank includes providing a three-way valve connected to the fuel tank via a first purging line, connected to a second purging line opening into a suction duct and connected to a third purging line opening into an adsorption container. A first path can be... Agent:

20150114363 - Fuel tanks for construction macines: A fuel tank for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The fuel tank may have a first fuel compartment defining a first convex volume. The first convex volume may be configured to provide fuel having a first fuel temperature to the internal combustion engine. The fuel tank may also have... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20150114365 - Engine with supercharger: A combustion engine for a motorcycle includes a supercharger which pressurizes intake air. The supercharger is driven by power of the combustion engine. A first cushioning body which suppresses rotation fluctuation of power is provided on a power transmission path leading from the combustion engine to the supercharger. The first... Agent:

20150114364 - Supercharger mounting structure for engine: To provide a supercharger mounting structure for an engine that enables a supercharger to be easily fitted to or removed from an engine main body, the supercharger mounting structure for the engine includes a supercharger including a compressing unit for supplying an intake air under pressure to the engine, a... Agent:

20150114366 - Systems and methods for implementing an open thermodynamic cycle for extracting energy from a gas: Systems and method for extracting energy from a gas are disclosed herein. In particular, systems and methods for implementing a series of thermodynamic transformations by means of which it is possible to extract useful work from a gas carrying thermal energy due its thermodynamic state are disclosed. An example system... Agent:

20150114367 - Internal combustion engine control apparatus: There is provided an internal combustion engine control apparatus that can more accurately calculate a volume efficiency correction coefficient and can more accurately estimate the amount of air that flows into a cylinder and the external exhaust gas recirculation amount. In an internal combustion engine provided with an exhaust gas... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150114368 - Internal combustion engine and separator structure thereof: An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder block, an auxiliary machinery attachment member arranged at a side wall of the cylinder block, the auxiliary machinery attachment member to which an auxiliary machine is attached, and a separator portion disposed in a void between the cylinder block and the auxiliary machinery... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20150114369 - Pcv valve mounting structures: A mounting structure for mounting a PCV valve includes a mount recess formed in at least one of joint surfaces of a cylinder head and an intake manifold, so that at least a part of the PCV valve can be fitted into the mount recess.... Agent:

20150114370 - Fuel separation via fuel vapor management systems: Systems and methods for separating higher octane fuel from a fuel mixture are presented. In one example, fuel vapors may be limited or constrained from migrating to fuel tanks storing lower octane fuels. The systems may vent fuel vapors from a plurality of fuel tanks to a single fuel vapor... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150114371 - Corona ignition system for an internal combustion engine and method for controlling a corona ignition system: A corona ignition system for igniting fuel in a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, comprising a oscillating circuit, which contains an ignition electrode, a high-frequency generator, which is connected to the oscillating circuit, in order to produce an AC voltage to excite the oscillating circuit, a converter in... Agent:

20150114373 - Carbon scraping ring with abradable coating: A device and method for preventing and removing carbon deposit build-up on a piston/cylinder assembly of an engine, including a diesel engine, is disclosed. The device includes a cylinder having an inner sleeve for receiving a piston, a carbon scraping ring positioned on the cylinder sleeve, the carbon scraping ring... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company , LLC

20150114374 - Determination of the effective fuel-air ratio of a supercharged internal combustion engine with scavenging air component: A method for the fuel consumption reduction and/or power increase of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle is disclosed. A crank angle of a crankshaft is detected at which out of a cylinder the exhaust gases of a cylinder can be representatively measured on a lambda probe. The... Agent:

20150114376 - Inter-cylinder air-fuel ratio variation abnormality detection apparatus: An apparatus according to the present invention includes a control apparatus configured to detect inter-cylinder air-fuel ratio variation abnormality based on a parameter correlated with the degree of a fluctuation in output from the air-fuel ratio sensor. The control apparatus is configured to execute a step of identifying two cylinders... Agent:

20150114375 - Method for controlling variable valve lift apparatus and variable valve lift system: A method for controlling a variable valve lift apparatus includes: measuring an operation mode switching condition; determining whether the variable valve lift apparatus is in a normal operation condition; controlling the operation of the variable valve lift apparatus depending on a predetermined normal valve lift switching map; determining whether the... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

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