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Power plants April category listing, related patent applications 04/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100101205 - Device for deflection and retention of aircraft engine debris: A protective device for treating at least one piece of debris that comes from a source of an aircraft, in particular a compressor stage or a turbine stage of an aircraft power plant, and to prevent it from reaching a target of the aircraft, characterized in that it has a... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100101206 - Device for de-icing the air intake of a gas turbine: A de-icer device for de-icing an air inlet of a gas turbine, such as a helicopter turbine engine. The de-icer device includes an essentially metallic enclosure for admitting air into the engine, the enclosure including a first opening for admitting air into the enclosure, the first opening including a first... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100101203 - Feed injector cooling jacket: A feed injector for providing feed to a gasifier of an integrated gasification combined cycle system includes: a base leading to a body and terminating in a tip, the tip including an exitway for injecting feed into the gasifier; the tip including a mating of an inner shell disposed within... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100101207 - Turbine device: The invention relates to a turbine device comprising a gas turbine portion and concentrically with the gas turbine portion arranged steam turbine portion, where the gas turbine portion and the steam turbine portion have a common rotor (28). The invention also relates to a device for use in a compressor... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100101204 - Diluent shroud for combustor: Disclosed is a combustor including a baffle plate having at least one through baffle hole and at least one fuel nozzle extending through the at least one through baffle hole. At least one diluent shroud is affixed to the at least one baffle plate and is configured to guide a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100101208 - Systems and methods involving reduced thermo-acoustic coupling of gas turbine engine augmentors: Systems and methods reducing thermo-acoustic coupling of a gas turbine engine augmentors are provided. In this regard, a representative method includes: determining acoustic resonances and heat release phase relationships associated with the augmentor; and determining relative axial positions of a fuel injector and a flame holder of the augmentor that... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20100101209 - System and method for changing the efficiency of a combustion turbine: An embodiment of the present invention takes the form of an application and process that incorporates an external heat source to increase the temperature of the airstream entering a compressor section of a combustion turbine. An embodiment of the present invention may perform an anti-icing operation that may not require... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20100101212 - Exhaust gas purifying method: A method of purifying an exhaust gas, includes: disposing a NOx trapping catalyst in an exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine, the NOx trapping catalyst including: a metal substrate including cells, a corner portion of each of cells having an acute angle; and a catalyst layer supported in the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100101210 - Method for regenerating soot filters in the exhaust gas system of a lean mix engine, and exhaust gas system therefor: To adhere to legal exhaust-gas regulations, the exhaust gases of a lean-burn engine must be freed from soot particles and nitrogen oxides. It is proposed that the cylinders of the lean-burn engine be divided into two groups which discharge their exhaust gases into two associated exhaust lines which each comprise... Agent: Kalow & Springut LLP
20100101211 - Method of supplying iron to the particulate trap of a diesel engine exhaust: The colloid in particular shows a lower level of associated deposit formation on the fuel injectors than the iron additives of the prior art. The method is thus particularly suitable for modern engines showing increased susceptibility to fuel injector deposits. The colloid also shows a balance of properties providing excellent... Agent: Infineum Usa L.p.
20100101213 - On-board-diagnosis method for an exhaust aftertreatment system and on-board-diagnosis system for an exhaust aftertreatment system: A system and an on-board-diagnosis method is provided for an exhaust aftertreatment system of an engine including a diesel particulate filter unit which encompasses a particulate filter in which soot can be oxidized by NO2 and constituents of the exhaust gas are deoxidized in a nitrogen-oxides reduction unit arranged downstream... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100101214 - Diagnostic methods for selective catalytic reduction (scr) exhaust treatment system: In an internal combustion engine system having an exhaust aftertreatment system including a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst, diagnostic methods involve the intrusive perturbation of a target surface coverage parameter theta to determine the state of health of the SCR catalyst or an ammonia concentration sensor. An adaptive learning block... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402
20100101216 - Exhaust gas purification device for internal combustion engine: An exhaust gas purification device for an internal combustion engine including a plurality of combustion exhaust systems is disclosed. Each of the combustion exhaust system is provided with a cylinder group including a plurality of cylinders, a cylinder head, an exhaust manifold, and an exhaust passage connected to the exhaust... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan Transition Team C/o Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell
20100101217 - Exhaust gas purification system for internal combustion engine: An object of the invention is to recover the capability of an exhaust gas purification apparatus provided in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine with improved reliability. According to the invention there are provided recovery control execution unit for executing a recovery control in which the temperature of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100101215 - Exhaust gas treatment system and methods for operating the same: An exhaust gas treatment system includes a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst and a dosing control responsive to exhaust gas operating conditions for controlling the dosing rate of a reductant such as aqueous urea into the exhaust stream. The dosing control is configured to reduce the dosing rate when either... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402
20100101218 - Nox purification system and method for control of nox purification system: In an NOx purification system and a method for control of the NOx purification system, two oxidation catalysts are provided upstream of an ammonia solution supply unit, and the in-cylinder fuel injection is so controlled that hydrocarbon in exhaust gas is mainly oxidized by the upstream oxidation catalyst and nitric... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100101219 - Exhaust system for a vehicle: An exhaust system, in particular for a vehicle with a diesel engine, has a first insert through which exhaust gas flows, a second insert through which exhaust gas flows and which is arranged downstream of the first insert in the flow direction, and an injection device arranged between the first... Agent: Pamela A. Kachur
20100101220 - Exhaust gas purifying catalyst: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst which is disposed in an exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine, includes: a substrate; and a catalyst layer, supported in the substrate and including: noble metals including platinum (Pt) and palladium (Pd); a heat-resistant inorganic oxide; and a NOx trapping material. The exhaust gas... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100101221 - Catalysts, systems, and methods for reducing nox in an exhaust gas: Catalysts, systems, and methods disclosed herein provide for reduced NOx emissions in the exhaust stream of a lean burning engine. The catalysts include two different types of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts (i.e., two different types of catalysts that may catalytically reduce NOx using a reductant). The first SCR catalyst... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.
20100101222 - Device for introducing a liquid into a gas flow: The present invention relates to a device for introducing a liquid into a gas flow, more preferably for an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine. The device includes a chamber, an injection device and a channel. The channel with a circumferential region of an inlet section protrudes into the... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.
20100101223 - Flow compensated restrictive orifice for overrunning load protection: A hydraulic circuit for an actuator that has a piston and piston rod that will move a load in a first direction, and which can be externally loaded in an opposite direction, includes a flow compensated valve between the actuator and a control valve. When the piston in the actuator... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100101224 - Waste heat utilization device for internal combustion engine: A waste heat utilization device recovering waste heat produced by an internal combustion engine from a heat medium includes a Rankine cycle circuit including an evaporator, an expander, a condenser and a pump serially arranged in a circulation line along which a combustible working fluid circulates, a casing air-tightly enclosing... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100101226 - Controlling exhaust gas recirculation in a turocharged compression-ignition engine system: One embodiment of the invention may include a method of controlling exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) in a turbocharged compression-ignition engine system including a high pressure (HP) EGR path and a low pressure (LP) EGR path. The method may include determining a target total EGR fraction for compliance with exhaust emissions... Agent: Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.
20100101225 - Valve control device: The present invention relates to a valve control device (1) having a housing (2), which comprises a first low pressure chamber (3) and a first atmospheric pressure chamber (4), which are separated from each other in a gas-tight manner by means of a spring-loaded first membrane (5); having a control... Agent: Borgwarner Inc. C/o Patent Central LLC
20100101227 - Power systems and methods for high or medium initial temperature heat sources in medium and small scale power plants: Power generation systems and methods are disclosed for use with medium to high temperature heat source stream, gaseous or liquid, where the systems and methods permit efficient energy extraction for medium and small scale power plants.... Agent: Robert W Strozier, P.l.l.c
20100101228 - Drive train comprising an expander driven by fluid or steam: The invention is characterised in that the expander is integrated into the secondary side of the transmission by means of one or more of the following features: the expander has a housing which substantially completely surrounds the expander; the expander is equipped with a drive shaft which projects out of... Agent: Farjami & Farjami LLP
20100101229 - Flame holding tolerant fuel and air premixer for a gas turbine combustor: A fuel nozzle with active cooling is provided. It includes an outer peripheral wall, a nozzle center body concentrically disposed within the outer wall in a fuel and air pre-mixture. The fuel and air pre-mixture includes an air inlet, a fuel inlet and a premixing passage defined between the outer... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100101230 - Flow splitter for gas turbine engine: A splitter is disclosed that can be coupled with a splitter support and used within a diffuser of a gas turbine engine. The splitter includes apertures for receiving a portion of the splitter support. The splitter support includes support arms that are adapted to be slidingly received within the apertures... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP
20100101231 - Process for a high efficiency and low emission operation of power stations as well as for storage and conversion of energy: The invention relates to a process and a device for process realizing to increase the efficiency of power stations by improvement of the efficiency of using the heat potentials for an electric power production by using of supercritical carbon dioxide as a working fluid and heat transfer medium as well... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20100101232 - Compliant metal support for ceramic combustor liner in a gas turbine engine: A combustion system for an engine, such as a gas turbine engine is provided. The combustion system has a ceramic component, such as ceramic combustor liner, and at least one metal support component, such as a metal ring or a plurality of metal cones, for providing radial and axial support... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C. (p&w)
20100101233 - Cooling temperature ladder and applications thereof: A reverse flow heat exchanger is combined with a thermal energy sink to generate a temperature ladder. This system is used to cool a fluid more efficiently and/or to a lower temperature than would be possible without the reverse flow heat exchanger. The cooled fluid is optionally used to cool... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.
20100101234 - Evaporative cooler and use thereof and gas turbine system featuring an evaporative cooler: An evaporative cooler for cooling a gas stream, in particular an air stream, including a number of cooling elements located in a flow channel, is provided. A liquid, preferably water, is supplied by a feed device and will be vaporized or evaporated. In one aspect, the surface of at least... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100095648 - Combined cycle power plant: A combined cycle power plant including a gas turbine, a steam turbine and a heat recovery generator, for thermally connecting the gas turbine and the steam turbine. The heat recovery steam generator has a duct for receiving hot exhaust gas from the gas turbine. The heat recovery steam generator is... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100095649 - Staged combustion systems and methods: Systems and methods for staged combustion are provided. One staged combustion system includes a first fuel source for supplying a first fuel having a first chemical composition, a first injector for injecting the first fuel, a second fuel source for supplying a second fuel having a second chemical composition such... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100095650 - Translating core cowl for a gas turbine engine: An example core nacelle includes a core cowl positioned adjacent to an inner duct boundary of a fan bypass passage having an associated discharge airflow cross-sectional area. The core cowl includes a translating section located aft of an exit guide vane positioned within the fan bypass passage. The translating section... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20100095651 - Exhaust gas purification system for internal combustion engine and control method for same: During a rich spike control for an exhaust gas purification system for an internal combustion engine, a base air-fuel ratio AFb is decreased in a range where a combustion variation ΔCC does not exceed a permissible limit ΔCCL (S108). When the combustion variation ΔCC exceeds the permissible limit ΔCCL, the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100095652 - Emission reduction system for turbo charged engine: An emissions reduction system includes an emissions control module that selectively controls fuel injection at a lean A/F ratio based on a first temperature of a catalytic converter and that selectively turns on an electrically heated catalyst (EHC) based on the first temperature. A fuel injection module selectively injects fuel... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100095654 - Procedure for operating an internal combustion engine and device for the execution of the procedure: Suggested is a procedure for operating a combustion engine (10), which comprises at least one pencil-type glow plug (12) that is assigned to at least one cylinder (11), and in whose exhaust gas area (13) at least one catalytic converter (14) is arranged, as well as a device for implementing... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100095653 - System and method for heating a reducing agent associated with a reducing agent distribution system: A system for heating a reducing agent associated with a reducing agent distribution system. The system may include a reducing agent containment device, a distribution device connected to the reducing agent containment device, and at least one heating component associated with the reducing agent containment device. A temperature sensor may... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.
20100095656 - Exhaust gas cleaning system for construction machine: In a non-operational state with the engine 1 of the construction machine left running for a certain time, a controller 4 monitors the non-operational state. After this state continues for a predetermined time Ta, when the pressure sensed by a differential pressure sensor 36 is higher than a second predetermined... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20100095655 - Zoned electrical heater arranged in spaced relationship from particulate filter: A system comprises a particulate matter (PM) filter that comprises an upstream end for receiving exhaust gas and a downstream end. A zoned heater is arranged spaced from the upstream end and comprises N zones, where N is an integer greater than one, wherein each of the N zones comprises... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100095657 - Electrically heated diesel particulate filter (dpf): A diesel particulate filter assembly includes a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and an electric heater that is integrally formed at an upstream end of the DPF. The electric heater includes a heating substrate and a resistive heating element. The heating substrate includes a central region and a boundary region around... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100095658 - Catalyst system and use thereof: Soot filters for removing soot from the exhaust gas of lean-burn engines become blocked with progressive operating duration on account of the deposition of soot, and must therefore be regenerated at regular intervals. It has been found that reliable operation of the soot filter is possible only if an active... Agent: Kalow & Springut LLP
20100095659 - Exhaust gas heat exchanger: An exhaust gas heat exchanger for an internal combustion engine includes an exhaust passage and an offset fin. The offset fin includes a plurality of side walls and a plurality of top walls. The offset fin is defined into a plurality of segments that are offset from each other in... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100095660 - Construction for an exhaust after treatment device: An exhaust aftertreatment device has a unitary cast inlet that is configurable to have a 90° or 180° entry of combustion gasses relative to flow through tubular elements housing a diesel oxidization catalyst and a diesel particulate filter. The cast component provides the primary structural support for a tubular element... Agent: Taylor & Aust, P.c/deere & Company
20100095661 - Drive system and method for recovering waste energy from a vehicle: A drive system, including a torque converter with a housing arranged for connection to a combustion engine for a vehicle; and an air-operated motor, connected to the housing, for providing torque to the housing for the torque converter; or an air compressor, connected to the housing, for using torque from... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC
20100095662 - Rechargeable reciprocating pneumatic piston engine: A rechargeable pneumatic reciprocating piston engine that uses a mixture of compressed air and water as the working fluid with a combination of gravity and spring force functioning to return the piston after completion of the power stroke whereafter repeated power strokes may be achieved from a single charge of... Agent: Malin Haley Dimaggio Bowen & Lhota, P.A.
20100095663 - Travel control apparatus for working vehicle: There are provided: a first circuit for traveling HC1, formed through a closed circuit connection of a variable displacement hydraulic pump 2 and a variable displacement hydraulic motor 3, that includes a motor control unit 10, 11 that controls a displacement of the hydraulic motor 3; a second circuit for... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100095664 - Hst cooling circuit: There are provided: an HST hydraulic circuit that is formed through a closed circuit connection of a variable displacement hydraulic pump 2 and first and second variable displacement hydraulic motors 3 and 4; a charge pump 6 that replenishes the HST hydraulic circuit with hydraulic oil; a cooling circuit through... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100095665 - Hydrostatic pump and motor with improved torque reversal characteristics: A system and method for variator control employs positively directed electronic make-up and flushing relief valves for more precise torque control of a hydraulic variator, especially during torque reversal, as well as improved cold weather operation. This can improve machine response during periods of severe torque change. The ability to... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100095666 - Buoyancy engine: FES was created to protect Earth's atmosphere by improving efficiency of electricity facilities and enabling non-electricity producing reservoirs contribution to electrical demands! FES is an efficient pneumatic torque/rpm drive joinable with Geothermal, Hydro, Solar, Wind or other electricity generation systems can potentially increase their efficiency. FES Alpha prototype was tested... Agent: Brent Allen Brumfield
20100095667 - Rotary steam engine: A rotary steam engine of a simple constitution capable of efficiently obtaining mechanical energy not only from a heat source of a high temperature but also from various heat sources in a low-temperature state such as the exhaust heat of an internal combustion engine. The engine has a rotor 1... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100095668 - Balanced multiple groupings of beta stirling machines: Multiple free-piston Stirling (FPS) machines are arranged in a group and connected for preventing or minimizing vibration. A first set of identical beta FPS machines are rigidly connected together, arranged in a mechanically co-directional orientation and configured to reciprocate in thermodynamically synchronous reciprocation with each other. The first set has... Agent: Kremblas, Foster, Phillips & Pollick
20100095669 - Wax actuator and a method of actuating by means of a wax actuator: The invention relates to a method of actuating by means of a wax actuator and to a wax actuator. The wax actuator (10, 100, 200) includes a wax expansion generator comprising a housing (12) defining a chamber (18) which is partially filled with wax (20.1) and partially filled with hydraulic... Agent: The H.t. Than Law Group
20100095671 - Cylinder head of internal-combustion engine: One ends of an exhaust path 20 communicate with a plurality of combustion chambers 16 through exhaust ports 18, respectively, an assembling section 22 is provided on the other ends of the exhaust path 20, and a turbo supercharger 45, an exhaust tube 46 and an exhaust purification catalyst 47... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100095670 - Method and device for regulating or controlling a compressor of an exhaust-gas turbocharger: The invention relates to a method for regulating or controlling the compressor (2) of an exhaust gas turbocharger (3) of an internal combustion engine (4), having the following method steps: measuring an ambient air pressure (PU); measuring a static pressure (PV) upstream of the engine inlet; measuring the rotational speed... Agent: Borgwarner Inc. C/o Patent Central LLC
20100095672 - Two-stage supercharging exhaust turbocharger: A light and compact two-stage supercharging exhaust turbocharger is provided which is capable of reducing the weight and the number of components, of reducing the number of assembling processes using a bolt, and of reducing the number of separating processes in a narrow engine room in such a manner that... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100095673 - Internal combustion engine having turbocharging and low-pressure exhaust-gas recirculation: The description relates to an internal combustion engine having a turbocharger, having a first particle filter in the intake section of the internal combustion engine and having a low-pressure EGR line that comprises a second particle filter. A fast-reacting low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system with small dimensions can be realized... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20100095674 - Vapor powered engine/electric generator: The present invention provides a vapor powered apparatus for generating electric power. Embodiments of the present invention include a storage tank containing a working fluid having a boiling point less than 160° F., a heating source that vaporizes at least a portion of the working fluid to provide a working... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100095675 - Combustor burner vanelets: The present application provides a burner for use with a combustor of a gas turbine engine. The burner may include a center hub, a shroud, a pair of fuel vanes extending from the center hub to the shroud, and a vanelet extending from the center hub and/or the shroud and... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20100095676 - Multiple tube premixing device: The present application provides a premixer for a combustor. The premixer may include a fuel plenum with a number of fuel tubes and a burner tube with a number of air tubes. The fuel tubes extend about the air tubes.... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20100095679 - Dual wall structure for use in a combustor of a gas turbine engine: A dual wall structure for a combustor of a gas turbine engine including an inner liner and an outer liner coupled to a combustor dome and defining a combustion chamber there between. Each of the inner liner and the outer liner include an outer wall and an inner wall. Each... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100095678 - Heat shield sealing for gas turbine engine combustor: A combustor heat shield sealing arrangement comprises a sealing rail extending from the combustor liner shell at the exit of the combustor for sealing engagement with a rail-less downstream end portion of the combustor heat shield. The sealing rail is offset relative to the downstream vane passage. Doing so may... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP (pwc)
20100095677 - Pilot nozzle heat shield having internal turbulators: A pilot nozzle heat shield includes a body having a first end for receiving a pilot nozzle and a second end including a flow tip. The body includes a plurality of internal turbulators circumferentially disposed about the internal peripheral surface of the body. The flow tip includes a proximal periphery... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100095680 - Dual wall structure for use in a combustor of a gas turbine engine: A dual wall structure for a combustor of a gas turbine engine including an inner liner and an outer liner coupled to a combustor dome and defining a combustion chamber there between. Each of the inner liner and the outer liner include an outer wall and an inner wall. Each... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100095681 - Method and apparatus for using compressed air to increase the efficiency of a fuel driven turbine generator: A method and apparatus is shown for increasing the efficiency of a fuel driven turbine generator, and in particular, a system comprising a turbo compressor and turbo expander device that produces super chilled air that can be mixed with ambient air to produce relatively cool dry inlet air that can... Agent: Patent Office Of J. John Shimazaki, PLLC
20100095682 - Removing particulate matter from air: An air cleaning system for converting particulates in a gas to a residue may include a compressor and a reverse flow combustion purifier. The compressor may compress the gas and the reverse flow combustion purifier may convert the particulates to the residue. A turbine may use compressed gas from the... Agent: Carr & Ferrell/purify
20100095683 - Gas turbine engine and system for servicing a gas turbine engine: A gas turbine engine includes a compressor having first annular connection structure at a forward end portion of an air inlet housing of the compressor. The gas turbine engine may also include intake ducting having second annular connection structure adjacent a central passage of the intake ducting. The first annular... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20100095684 - Morphable composite structure: A morphable composite structure is disclosed herein. The morphable composite structure includes at least first and second layers fixed relative to one another. Each of the first and second layers includes a plurality of structural fibers oriented substantially parallel to one another and a quantity of binder substantially fixing the... Agent: Meiers Law Office04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100089019 - Gas turbine engine: A gas turbine engine having three shafts connecting respective high, intermediate and low-pressure turbines and compressors is characterised by an intermediate pressure turbine that includes two rotor stages.... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20100089023 - Intake air heating system of combined cycle plant: A gas turbine 2 is driven by a combustion gas produced when BFG compressed by a gas compressor 5 and air compressed by a compressor 1 are burned in a combustor 7. Steam is generated from a waste heat boiler 8 by utilization of heat of an exhaust gas from... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100089024 - Method for operating a gas and steam turbine plant and a gas and steam turbine plant for this purpose: A method for operating a gas and steam turbine plant is provided. In the plant, the flue gas that escapes from a gas turbine is routed through a waste gas steam generator and where a flow medium that is used to drive a steam turbine is conducted in a flow... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100089025 - Fuel delivery and control system including a positive displacement actuation pump with a variable pressure regulator supplementing a fixed displacement main fuel pump: A fuel delivery and control system is provided including a dual pump fluid circuit configuration comprising a fixed positive displacement pump sized to supply the main engine burn flow ranging from above windmill through cruise, a positive displacement actuation pump including a variable pressure regulator, wherein the actuation pump is... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.
20100089026 - Fuel delivery and control system including a variable displacement actuation pump supplementing a fixed displacement main pump: A fuel delivery and control system is provided including a dual pump fluid circuit configuration comprising a fixed positive displacement pump sized to supply the main engine burn flow ranging from above windmill through cruise and a variable displacement pump sized to supply fluid to engine actuators, valves and other... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.
20100089020 - Metering of diluent flow in combustor: Disclosed is a combustor including a baffle plate having at least one through baffle hole and at least one fuel nozzle extending through the at least one baffle hole. A circumferentially adjustable collar is located at the at least one baffle hole between the baffle plate and the at least... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100089022 - Method and apparatus of fuel nozzle diluent introduction: Disclosed is a combustor including a baffle plate having at least one through baffle hole and at least one fuel nozzle extending through the at least one baffle hole. A shroud is disposed between the baffle plate and the at least one fuel nozzle and is affixed to the baffle... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100089021 - Method and apparatus of introducing diluent flow into a combustor: Disclosed is a combustor including a baffle plate having at least one through baffle hole and at least one fuel nozzle extending through the at least one baffle hole. A plurality of injection holes extend through the at least one fuel nozzle and are configured to meter a flow of... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100089027 - Magnetic gas engine and method of extracting work: The present subject matter overcomes the deficiencies in the prior art by introducing or generating charged particles in an air stream and manipulating the air stream with magnetic fields operating on the charged particles. Embodiments of the present subject mater compress the air stream by accelerating charged particles with a... Agent: Patrick Craig Muldoon C/o Duane Morris LLP
20100089028 - Corrugated core cowl for a gas turbine engine: An example core nacelle for a gas turbine engine includes a core cowl positioned adjacent to an inner duct boundary of a fan bypass passage having an associated cross-sectional area. The core cowl includes at least one groove that is selectively exposed to change the cross-sectional area.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20100089029 - Actuator: An actuator comprises a screw shaft, a nut translatable along the screw shaft upon relative rotation occurring therebetween, and articulated connection means securing an output member to the nut, the output member being of elongate form and extending substantially parallel to or coaxial with the screw shaft when the actuator... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20100089030 - Controlling the aerodynamic drag of a gas turbine engine during a shutdown state: A gas turbine engine system includes a gas turbine engine (10) having aerodynamic drag that retards movement. The gas turbine engine has an active state and a shutdown state. A fan bypass passage (30) associated with the gas turbine engine conveys a bypass airflow (D) that influences the aerodynamic drag.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20100089031 - System, method and apparatus for vectoring nozzle exhaust plume with external actuation: A vectoring nozzle with external actuation generates thrust vectoring by applying mechanical or fluidic actuation, or both, on the nozzle deck, external sidewalls, and/or air vehicle aft body to produce changes in the aft body flowfield and/or exhaust plume. An external mechanical sidewall may be integrated into a nozzle deck... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20100089032 - Exhaust emission purification method and exhaust emission purification system: In case of emergency regeneration, i.e. any one of forced regeneration after a judgment is made that purification is insufficient in purification judgment after ending forced regeneration, forced regeneration after time has expired before completing of forced regeneration, or forced regeneration when the pressure difference across a DPF exceeds a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100089033 - Diagnostic method and device for operating an internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine has an exhaust gas catalyst, a first exhaust gas sensor that is arranged in such a manner that it can be used in lambda control, and a second exhaust gas sensor that is arranged in such a manner that it can be used in trim control.... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100089034 - Exhaust-gas aftertreatment system: The description relates to an exhaust-gas aftertreatment system for exhaust gases of an internal combustion engine, in particular a diesel engine or a direct injection gasoline engine, said exhaust-gas aftertreatment system being arranged in an exhaust system and having a filter element and a catalyst element as exhaust-gas aftertreatment element.... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20100089035 - Exhaust gas cleaning system for construction machine: Before a large amount of PM is deposited in a filter 32, an exhaust gas cleaning system for a construction machine regenerates the filter to avoid a decrease in output due to the exhaust gas pressure rise occurring immediately before the filter is regenerated, and to reduce the likelihood of... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20100089036 - Exhaust-gas treatment device having a sensor foil: A device for exhaust-gas treatment includes at least one housing with an inner surface and at least one sensor foil disposed in the housing. The sensor foil is formed at least with a sensor element and a conductor element. The sensor foil is also provided with an edge up to... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100089038 - Exhaust purification device of internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine wherein an HC treatment catalyst (12) having the function of adsorbing the HC in the exhaust gas is arranged upstream of the NOx selective reducing catalyst (14), an urea aqueous solution fed from the reducing agent feed valve (15) is arranged upstream of the HC treatment... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100089039 - Exhaust purification device of internal combustion engine: In an internal combustion engine, an NOx selective reduction catalyst (14) is arranged in an engine exhaust passage, and an NOx storage catalyst (12) is arranged in the engine exhaust passage upstream of the NOx selective reduction catalyst (14). When the amount of NOx stored in the NOx storage catalyst... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100089037 - Optimized discrete level sensing system for vehicle reductant reservoir: An example emissions-control system of a vehicle includes a reservoir configured to contain a reductant solution, and an SCR device disposed in the exhaust system and configured to consume the reductant solution. The example emissions-control system further includes a base sensor responsive to whether a volume of the reductant solution... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20100089040 - Exhaust emission purifier of internal combustion engine: An electronic control unit 6 estimates the amount of sulfur accumulated in a filter 35 for purifying PM and NOx based on the operating state of an engine. On condition that an estimated value Sx is equal to or greater than a determination value Smax, a first regeneration procedure is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100089041 - Method and arrangement for maintaining a diesel particulate filter in a diesel engine exhaust system: A method and apparatus for maintaining a diesel particulate filter (DPF) is provided. A pressure drop across the DPF is measured and an initial estimate of soot loading in the DPF is provided to a recursive filter. Using the recursive filter, the initial estimate of soot loading is updated in... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100089042 - Two-stage regeneration of diesel particulate filter: In accordance with exemplary embodiments, the present invention relates to systems and methods for regeneration of a filter, particularly a diesel particulate filter. In one exemplary embodiment, a method of regeneration of a particulate matter filter is provided. The method includes providing a heat source for regeneration of a particulate... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-general Motors
20100089043 - Cooling system: The present invention relates to a cooling system (1) for an internal combustion engine, in particular an exhaust gas cooling system in a motor vehicle, having a housing (2) in which a heat transmission device (4) is arranged in a first canal (3). The housing (2) is configured as a... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100089044 - Drive having an energy storage device and method for storing kinetic energy: The invention relates to a drive (1) having an energy storage device and a method for storing brake energy. A drive (1) has an energy storage device having a hydrostatic piston engine (9) and a storage element (11) which is connected thereto. In a high-pressure storage line (10), an adjustable... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100089045 - Hydraulic control circuit for construction machine: A hydraulic control circuit includes a hydraulic cylinder, a control valve, a recovery oil passage, a hydraulic pump, an engine rotation speed setting unit, a recovery control valve, and a controller that reduces an engine rotation speed to not more than a preset reduction control engine rotation speed when the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100089046 - Lockup device and fluid torque transmission device equipped with same: A lockup device (7) of a torque converter (1) has a piston (75), a piston linking mechanism (76), a clutch plate (71), and a damper mechanism (9). The piston linking mechanism (76) links the piston (75) to a front cover (11) rotatably in the rotational direction and movably in the... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100089047 - Actuator, unclamp apparatus having actuator, and machining apparatus: An actuator includes a power source, a cam member driven by power from the power source, a following member moving in connection with a motion of the cam member, an accommodation chamber accommodating an actuating medium, and a punch cylinder outputting the power transmitted to the actuating medium by the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100089048 - Actuator for an active hood: A pneumatic actuator includes, but is not limited to a pressurized gas source, a cylinder, and a piston which is moveable between a rest position and an extended position. Together with the cylinder, the piston borders a first working chamber which is connected with the pressurized gas source via a... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20100089049 - Hydraulic drive device and working machine with the same: A hydraulic drive device capable of utilizing return oil effectively while maintaining a driven speed of a hydraulic actuator, as well as a working machine having the hydraulic drive device, are provided. The hydraulic drive device includes a controller. During an external force applying period in which a return oil... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100089050 - Method for operating a working machine and a working machine: A method for operating a working machine provided with a power source providing power and a plurality of power consuming systems connected to the power source includes the steps of providing a model predicting a power demanded by at least one of the power consuming systems, detecting at least one... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100089051 - Hydraulic drive apparatus: The present invention provides a hydraulic drive apparatus which can flexibly be set. The hydraulic drive apparatus which drives a variable displacement hydraulic motor 20 by a pressure oil discharged from a variable displacement hydraulic pump 10 and outputs a driving force of the hydraulic motor 20 to outside. The... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100089052 - Power machinery of waves: Method for getting of an optimum drift of a power machine of waves, where the arrangement or the apparatus consist of one or more upright standing legs (11 and 8) with an integrated arrangement of piston (10) for transmitting of energy. The rod of the piston (10 A) in the... Agent: Rothausen, Bjoern
20100089053 - Hybrid electromechanical/hydro-mechanical actuation control system: A hybrid actuation system includes one or more electromechanical actuators, one or more master hydraulic actuators, and a slave hydraulic actuator. Each electromechanical actuator is adapted to be controllably energized and is configured, upon being controllably energized, to supply a drive force. Each master hydraulic actuator is coupled to receive... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100089054 - Adaptive free-travel reduction: The invention relates to a brake system, an operating device, in particular a brake pedal, and a control and regulating device, wherein the control and regulating device controls a drive apparatus on the basis of the movement and/or position of the operating device, wherein the drive apparatus moves a piston... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100089055 - Tamperproof and calibration device, especially for a turbocharger with a variable nozzle device: A tamperproof and calibration device comprises an adjusting member for adjusting the position of a first element in respect to a second element in a direction which is different from another direction in which a fixing member acts for fixation of the first element with respect to the second element.... Agent: Honeywell Turbo Technologies
20100089056 - Integrated turbo-boosting and electric generation system and method: An integrated turbo-boosting system for an engine system including an internal combustion engine, the internal combustion engine having at least one combustion chamber with an intake system and an exhaust system. The integrated turbo-boosting system includes a turbo-boosting device including a compressor coupled to a turbine by a rotating shaft,... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20100089057 - Axial bearing, in particular for a turbocharger: An axial bearing for a turbocharger contains a through hole for a shaft and at least one at least partially or completely circulating segment section on a first and second side of the axial bearing. At least one bearing surface is disposed in the segment section. At least one oil... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100089058 - Combustion powered hydroelectric sequential turbines: This invention is a method to extract energy from a pressurized gas in the case that the gas may be unsuitable for use in a gas turbine. The system is a gas powered liquid pump. The system expands the gas against a liquid such as water and the water then... Agent: Steven Merrill Harrington
20100089059 - Hybrid power facilities: A hybrid power plant is disclosed wherein a first power plant produces secondary steam of a first, relatively low temperature using a renewable source of energy such as geothermal or solar. The steam from the renewable source plant is passed through a fossil fuel power plant that has an operating... Agent: Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. The Davis Brown Tower
20100089060 - Hybrid power facilities: A hybrid power plant that combines a variety of renewable heat sources with a fossil fuel furnace system. Saturated steam generated by the renewable sources is routed through the fossil fuel fired furnace where superheat is added. The renewable sources would include geothermal, thermal solar, and biomass energy sources. Reductions... Agent: Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. The Davis Brown Tower
20100089061 - Start-up system mixing sphere: A start-up system mixing element including; a body defining a cavity, a first inlet port disposed in the body and configured to provide a first fluid to the cavity, a second inlet port disposed in the body and configured to provide a second fluid to the cavity, an outlet port... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - Alstom Power
20100089062 - Cao heat engine and refrigerator: Another major objective of this invention is to provide a refrigerator based on the structures of the various heat engines disclosed in this invention and having a reversed operation of the heat engine. The invention combines the compression functionality of a compressor and the expansion functionality of a turbine in... Agent: Yiding Cao
20100089063 - Systems and methods for energy storage and recovery using rapid isothermal gas expansion and compression: The invention relates to systems and methods for rapidly and isothermally expanding and compressing gas in energy storage and recovery systems that use open-air hydraulic-pneumatic cylinder assemblies, such as an accumulator and an intensifier in communication with a high-pressure gas storage reservoir on a gas-side of the circuits and a... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20100089064 - Method for operating a hybrid motor vehicle: The invention relates to a method for operating the drive of a hybrid motor vehicle by an internal combustion engine torque and the torque of at least one electric motor which are superimposed in such a way than a common drive torque of the hybrid motor vehicle is produced. According... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100089065 - Fuel delivery system for a turbine engine: A fuel delivery system for a turbine engine has at least one fuel injector having an upstream orifice arrangement that produces a first pressure drop of flowing fuel and a downstream orifice arrangement that produces a second pressure drop of the flowing fuel. The upstream orifice arrangement or the downstream... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20100089066 - Cool flame combustion: A combustion process for burning fuel in a combustion chamber is provided. The process includes supplying fuel and air to a burner, the amount of air supplied being at least as much as required for stoichiometric combustion of the fuel and subsequent dilution of the combustion process. The process also... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Alstom
20100089067 - Adaptive performance model and methods for system maintenance: A system includes a correction factor module that receives modeled data generated from a simulation model and measured data, that determines a difference between the modeled data and the measured data, and that applies a filter to the difference to determine a correction value; and a performance monitoring module that... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100089068 - Combustion liner damper: The present invention are directed towards a system and method for providing a way of reducing the vibrations and wear between mating components of a gas turbine combustor. The gas turbine combustor includes a flow sleeve having a plurality of liner stops and a combustion liner located radially within the... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Intellectual Property Department04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100083631 - Hybrid propulsive engine including at least one independently rotatable turbine stator: One aspect relates to a hybrid propulsive technique, comprising providing a flow of a working fluid through at least a portion of an at least one jet engine. The at least one jet engine includes an at least one turbine section, wherein the at least one turbine section includes at... Agent: Searete LLC
20100083632 - Hybrid propulsive engine including at least one independently rotatable compressor rotor: One aspect relates to a hybrid propulsive technique, comprising providing at least some first thrust associated with a flow of a working fluid through at least a portion of an at least one jet engine. The hybrid propulsive technique includes extracting energy at least partially in the form of electrical... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20100083634 - Solid fuel rocket, solid rocket fuel and method: A rocket engine for manned or unmanned space flight and atmospheric flight uses an elongated fuel structure that is external to the combustion chamber and that is fed into the combustion chamber during operation of the rocket. The elongated fuel structure includes propellant elements and may include coolant elements and... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100083635 - Catalyst monitoring system and catalyst monitoring method: The concentration of a portion of components in the hydrocarbon in exhaust gas flowing into a catalyst is detected or estimated, and the concentration of the portion of components in the hydrocarbon in the exhaust gas flowing out of the catalyst is detected. On the basis of the concentrations of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100083637 - Degradation diagnostic apparatus for nox catalyst: A NOx amount capable of being absorbed by a criteria catalyst as a boundary between degradation and normality is supplied to a NOx storage reduction catalyst and thereafter, a reducer amount corresponding to the NOx amount is supplied by a rich spike operation. Degradation of the NOx catalyst is determined... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100083636 - System and methods to detect non-urea reductant filled in a urea tank: A method for indicating a non-urea reductant fault in a powertrain including an internal combustion engine and an aftertreatment system having an aftertreatment device utilizing a catalyst to convert NOx includes monitoring a NOx content exiting the aftertreatment system subsequent to a powertrain start-up event through a test span, monitoring... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100083638 - Exhaust system having sulfur removing device: An exhaust system for an engine is disclosed. The exhaust system may include a passageway configured to receive exhaust from the engine, and a recirculation circuit. The recirculation circuit is configured to recirculate exhaust from the passageway back into the engine. The exhaust system may also include an SOx removing... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20100083639 - Apparatus and method for optimizing exhaust temperature control in a vehicle during particulate filter regneration: A method controls an exhaust gas temperature from a vehicle engine during regeneration of particulate filter (PF) in a vehicle having an oxidation catalyst (OC) and a selective catalytic reduction catalyst (SCR). The method ensures that a final OC temperature does not exceed a maximum of the target OC outlet... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100083640 - Engine-out nox virtual sensor using cylinder pressure sensor: A Method for estimating NOx creation in a combustion process of a four-stroke internal combustion engine includes monitoring engine sensor inputs, modeling parameters descriptive of said combustion process based upon said engine sensor inputs, and estimating NOx creation with an artificial neural network based upon said parameters.... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100083641 - System and method of liquid injection into a gas stream: A system for use in injection of a liquid reductant into an exhaust gas (20) and for evaporating the liquid reductant includes an exhaust pipe (12) having an interior area (15). Exhaust gas (20) flows through the interior area (15) of the exhaust pipe (12), the flow of exhaust gas... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company
20100083643 - Exhaust gas purification apparatus for internal combustion engine: An exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine including an NOx catalyst disposed in an exhaust gas passage of an internal combustion engine, and a reducing agent injecting unit for injecting a reducing agent into the exhaust gas passage that is on an upstream side of the NOx... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.
20100083642 - Exhaust gas purification device, manufacturing method thereof, and manufacturing device thereof: The present invention relates to an exhaust gas purification apparatus of a vehicle, a manufacturing method thereof, and a manufacturing device thereof. The exhaust gas purification apparatus that includes a filter in which a plurality of channels are formed therein such that exhaust gas exhausted from a combustion chamber can... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20100083644 - Apparatus and method for mounting a close-coupled catalyst: Mounting close-coupled catalysts for internal combustion engines. In one aspect, supporting a catalyst in an internal combustion engine includes a mounting bracket coupled to a base surface of an engine block. One or more support rods are coupled between the mounting bracket and a housing of the catalyst, such that... Agent: Paul Matthew Biedler
20100083646 - Decoupling element: A decoupling element (11) for use with exhaust-gas systems, including an at least partially corrugated bellows (13) having at least two ends in the form of an inlet (E) and an outlet (A) for the flow (S) of the exhaust gas through the decoupling element (11). A filter element (12′)... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20100083645 - Method for obtaining a porous structure based on silicon carbide: d
20100083647 - Exhaust diffuser for a vocational truck: An exhaust diffuser for a truck includes a chamber mountable on a truck exhaust stack pipe. The chamber has a cross sectional area much greater than the cross sectional area of the exhaust pipe, and has a dispersing element disposed in the line of exhaust flow to divert exhaust gases... Agent: Volvo Technology Of America, Corporate Patents
20100083648 - Hydrodynamic clutch arrangement: A hydrodynamic torque converter, having a housing arrangement is filled with fluid and an impeller with a plurality of impeller vanes successively arranged in circumferential direction around an axis of rotation, a turbine in a housing interior, the turbine has a plurality of turbine vanes successively arranged in circumferential direction... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100083649 - Configurable hydraulic system: A configurable hydraulic system facilitates a variety of oilfield cementing and other oilfield or related applications. The system employs a plurality of prime movers to drive a plurality of loads. The plurality of prime movers and loads are coupled with a configurable hydraulic system that maintains a separate, sealed hydraulic... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100083650 - Hydraulic circuit for operating a tool: A hydraulic circuit for operating a tool is provided that is particularly useful in construction equipment such as an excavator, crane, wheel loader, drilling machine, or others. Furthermore, a control unit and a method for controlling the hydraulic circuit and construction equipment including such a hydraulic circuit is disclosed.... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100083651 - Circuit for controlling a double-action hydraulic drive cylinder: Circuit for controlling a double-action hydraulic drive cylinder includes a directional control valve having working ports A and B, a pump port P, and a tank port T, wherein the directional control valve has a neutral position in which pump port P is blocked and working ports A, B are... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100083652 - Controller of vehicle with hydrostatic continuously variable transmission: [PROBLEMS] By accurately determining timing for suppressing overrun in a hydraulic motor or the like, work efficiency is prevented from falling. [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] A pressure difference ΔP between pressure Pa on a discharge port 1a side of a hydraulic pump 1 and pressure Pb on a suction port... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20100083653 - Mass damper: A counterbalance system for counterbalancing vibrations of a machine, including a housing adapted to be mounted to the machine. A hydraulic chamber is disposed within the housing and has a first and a second diaphragm on opposite sides thereof. A hydraulic fluid is disposed in the hydraulic chamber. A first... Agent: Freudenberg-nok General Partnership Legal Department
20100083654 - Turbocharger: The invention relates to a turbocharger (1) comprising a compressor (2), a turbine connected to the compressor (2) by means of a shaft (3) and provided with an exhaust inlet (5) and an exhaust outlet (7), and a bypass line (6) which branches off from the exhaust inlet (5), bypassing... Agent: Borgwarner Inc. C/o Patent Central LLC
20100083655 - Turbocharger system and method: A turbocharger system for an engine (e.g., a diesel engine in a locomotive) includes a turbocharger unit and a fixed gear assembly. The turbocharger unit comprises a compressor for providing compressed air to an intake of the engine, a turbine driven by an exhaust of the engine, and a shaft... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100083656 - Multi-stage turbocharging system utilizing vtg turbine stage(s): Multi-stage turbocharging, and more particularly, an advanced multi-stage turbocharging system using the variable turbine power of one or more variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers to adjust compressor boost and exhaust back pressure to engine operating demands. The invention further relates to a turbocharged internal combustion engine, in particular a turbocharged... Agent: Borgwarner Inc. C/o Patent Central LLC
20100083657 - Method for controlling and/or adjusting a charging pressure of an exhaust gas turbocharger as well as an internal combustion engine: The invention relates to a method for controlling and/or adjusting the charging pressure of an exhaust gas turbocharger of an internal combustion engine, the exhaust gas turbocharger having a turbine, a compressor which is driven by the latter and which makes available compressed fluid for the internal combustion engine, and... Agent: Novak Druce & Quigg LLP
20100083658 - Heat engine improvements: An engine is disclosed comprising a chamber defined by at least one fixed wall and at least one movable wall, the volume of the chamber variable with movement of the movable wall; an injector arranged to inject liquid into the chamber while the chamber has a substantially minimum volume; apparatus... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100083659 - Reciprocating expansion engine and piston of a reciprocating expansion engine: A piston and a reciprocating expansion engine with a piston having a piston head, a piston neck, and a piston shaft are described. The piston head has at least one groove which runs in a circumferential direction suitable for receiving a piston ring, and the piston shaft has a pin... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100083660 - Retrofit of simple cycle gas turbine for compressed air energy storage application having expander for additional power generation: A Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) system includes a first combustion turbine assembly (42) having a shaft (52) coupled to a motor (54), a compressor (44) and a debladed turbine element (46). A second combustion turbine assembly (68) has a shaft (74) coupled to an electrical generator (80), a turbine... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter
20100083661 - Apparatus for steam attemperation using fuel gas heater water discharge to reduce feedwater pump size: Attemperation systems and methods for cooling steam bypassed from a steam turbine during tripping of the steam turbine are provided in the disclosed embodiments. The systems may be configured to deliver water discharged from a fuel gas heater to a bypass attemperator, where the water discharged from the fuel gas... Agent: Ge Energy-global Patent Operation Fletcher Yoder PC
20100083662 - Method and apparatus for the utilization of waste heat from gaseous heat sources carrying substantial quantities of dust: An apparatus, system and method for transferring heat from a hot flue gas stream from a cement plant including large particles and dust to a working fluid of a power plant via a high temperature heat transfer fluid without exposing all or most of the equipment to the erosive force... Agent: Robert W Strozier, P.l.l.c
20100083663 - System and method for air-fuel mixing in gas turbines: A system, in certain embodiments, includes includes a fuel nozzle for a turbine engine that includes a tapered central body located at an interior base of the fuel nozzle, an air swirler, and a fuel port in the tapered central body, separate from the air swirler.... Agent: Ge Energy-global Patent Operation Fletcher Yoder PC
20100083664 - Method and apparatus for assembling gas turbine engine: A method for assembling a gas turbine engine is provided. The method includes providing a combustor having a combustor liner assembly defining a combustion chamber. An outer combustor liner includes a radially extending first end that defines a combustion chamber input opening. An axially extending second end of the outer... Agent: John S. Beulick (12729) C/o Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100083665 - Open-cooled component for a gas turbine, combustion chamber, and gas turbine: An open-cooled component for a gas turbine is provided. The component includes an outer wall that is subjected to a hot gas and at least partially defines a first cavity for a first means. The outer wall is provided with through-openings which open up into the cavity on one side... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100083666 - Process: A process for the production of carbon dioxide in concentrated form and electricity from a hydrocarbon feedstock said process comprising the steps of: a) introducing an air feed stream comprising air and optionally steam and a fuel feed stream comprising methane and optionally hydrogen and/or steam to an autothermal reactor... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100083667 - Bi-modal bleed valve assembly for gas turbine engine: A bi-modal bleed valve assembly is provided. In one embodiment, the bi-modal bleed valve assembly includes a housing assembly having a bleed inlet, a bleed outlet, a control servo port, and a control chamber therein. A main flow control valve is fluidly coupled to the control chamber and configured to... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100083668 - Hybrid propulsive engine including at least one independently rotatable compressor stator: One aspect relates to a hybrid propulsive technique, comprising providing a flow of a working fluid through at least a portion of an at least one jet engine. The hybrid propulsive technique comprises extracting energy from the working fluid that is at least partially converted into electrical power, and converting... Agent: Searete LLC
20100083669 - Hybrid propulsive engine including at least one independently rotatable propeller/fan: One aspect relates to a hybrid propulsive technique comprising providing at least some first thrust associated with a flow of a working fluid through at least a portion of an at least one axial flow jet engine. The hybrid propulsive technique comprises extracting energy from the working fluid that is... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene04/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100077721 - Composite fan case with integral containment zone: A turbofan engine which has a composite fan case surrounding a fan with a plurality of fan blades is disclosed. The composite fan case includes a containment zone having an inner fabric layer composed of resin-impregnated fibres substantially uni-axially oriented in a common angular direction corresponding to a blade release... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP (pwc)
20100077722 - Peak load management by combined cycle power augmentation using peaking cycle exhaust heat recovery: Systems and methods for augmenting the power generation capabilities of combined cycle power generation systems by more effectively recovering heat from exhaust gases of peaking cycle gas turbines are provided in the disclosed embodiments. In certain embodiments, the present techniques may include receiving superheated steam from a heat recovery steam... Agent: Ge Energy-global Patent Operation Fletcher Yoder PC
20100077719 - Modular transvane assembly: An arrangement for delivering gasses from can combustors of a can annular gas turbine combustion engine to a turbine first stage section including a first row of turbine blades, the arrangement including a flow-directing structure for each combustor, wherein each flow-directing structure includes a straight path and an annular chamber... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100077720 - Methods of reducing emissions for a sequential combustion gas turbine and combustor for a gas turbine: In an SEV combustor and a method for reducing emissions in an SEV combustor of a sequential combustion gas turbine, an air/fuel mixture is combusted in a first burner and the hot gases are subsequently introduced into the SEV combustor (1) for further combustion. The SEV combustor (1) includes a... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP
20100077723 - Motor with notched annular fuel: A motor includes an annular solid fuel between an inside diameter and an outside diameter. The solid fuel has a series of radial notches that define segments of fuel between them. The notches allow for faster burning of the fuel, while still allowing structural integrity of the fuel segments to... Agent: Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP (raytheon)
20100077724 - Core cowl airfoil for a gas turbine engine: An example core nacelle for a gas turbine engine includes a core cowl positioned adjacent an inner duct boundary of a fan bypass passage and having a pocket and an airfoil received within the pocket. The airfoil is moveable between a first position and a second position to adjust a... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20100077725 - Piston-jet engine:
20100077726 - Plenum air preheat for cold startup of liquid-fueled pulse detonation engines: A power generation system contains a compressor stage, a pre-burner stage, a combustion stage and a turbine stage. The pre-burner stage heats a portion of flow from the compressor stage to impart a higher temperature within the flow. The heated flow is directed to the combustion stage which contains at... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100077727 - Continuous diesel soot control with minimal back pressure penatly using conventional flow substrates and active direct soot oxidation catalyst disposed thereon: There is disclosed high cell density or tortuous/turbulent flow through monolithic catalyst devices for the direct catalytic, and (semi) continuous oxidation of diesel particulate matter. The catalysts relate to OIC/OS materials having a stable cubic crystal structure, and most especially to promoted OIC/OS wherein the promotion is achieved by the... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20100077728 - Air-fuel imbalance detection based on zero-phase filtering: A control system comprising an oxygen sensor that generates an oxygen signal based on an oxygen concentration level in an exhaust gas of an engine, a filtering module that determines a filtered signal based on the oxygen signal, and an air-fuel imbalance detection module that detects an air-fuel imbalance in... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100077729 - Catalyst degradation determination device for internal combustion engine: A catalyst deterioration determination device for determining deterioration of an exhaust gas purging catalyst arranged in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The determination device forcibly changes an air-fuel ratio of an air-fuel mixture, calculates an oxygen occlusion amount of the catalyst based on an oxygen... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100077730 - Method to reduce engine emissions for an engine capable of multi-stroke operation and having a catalyst: A method to control valves in a cylinder operating in a multi-stroke cylinder mode. Valves are controlled to improve engine emissions as operating conditions vary.... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20100077732 - Burner for regeneration of diesel engine particulate filter and diesel engine particulate filter having the same: Provided are a burner for regenerating a diesel particulate filter and a diesel engine particulate filtering apparatus having the same. The burner includes: an exhaust gas flow channel; a swirler disposed between the exhaust gas flow channel and a combustion chamber for swirling the exhaust gas; a carburetor for gasifying... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100077731 - Burner for regeneration of diesel particulate filter: Provided is a burner for regenerating a diesel engine particulate filter. The burner includes: a combustion chamber for receiving a exhaust gas through connecting pipes from a diesel engine; a carburetor including a gasifying chamber for gasifying a liquid fuel, an atomizer for atomizing and supplying the liquid fuel to... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100077733 - Emission system, apparatus, and method: An emission reduction apparatus is provided that includes a fuel conversion unit configured to convert a first portion of fuel from a fuel tank into a set of reducing agents that includes hydrogen, an exhaust path configured to convey an exhaust stream containing nitrogen oxides away from an engine, a... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100077734 - System and method for coupled dpf regeneration and lnt denox: A diesel exhaust aftertreatment system comprises an LNT within an exhaust line. A low thermal mass DPF and a low thermal mass fuel reformer are configured within the exhaust line upstream from the LNT. A thermal mass is configured downstream from the fuel reformer and the DPF, but upstream from... Agent: Paul V. Keller, PLC
20100077735 - Exhaust gas control apparatus for internal combustion engine: An exhaust gas control apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes: a catalyst that is provided in an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine; a HC adsorption member that is provided in the exhaust system at a position downstream of the catalyst, and that has a function of adsorbing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100077736 - Exhaust purification system for internal combustion engine: In a treatment for regenerating the purification capability of an exhaust emission control system, a technique for improving exhaust emission more positively is provided by supplying a reducing agent to the exhaust emission control system and allowing part of exhaust to bypass the exhaust emission control system. When an addition... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100077737 - System for reducing nox in exhaust: Systems and methods are provided for reducing NOx emissions from a vehicle including an engine having an exhaust. One example system comprises a NOx reducing system coupled to the engine exhaust, said NOx reducing system including a catalytic unit, said catalytic unit including a first zeolite catalyst with a first... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20100077739 - Exhaust system implementing dual stage scr: An exhaust system for use with an engine is disclosed. The exhaust system may have a passageway, a flow control device situated to feed reductant into the passageway, and a particulate collection device located in fluid communication with the passageway downstream of the flow control device. The particulate collection device... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20100077738 - System for reducing nox in exhaust: Systems and methods are provided for reducing NOx emissions from a vehicle including an engine having an exhaust. In one example, the system comprises a NOx reducing system coupled to the engine exhaust including a base metal zeolite, said NOx reducing system including a first layer with a first pore... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20100077740 - Exhaust gas aftertreatment system: A reductant reservoir for an emission control system has a pump assembly with an intake adapted to withdraw reductant from the reservoir, a heating element associated with the pump assembly for heating reductant and an outlet for delivering heated reductant to the emission control system. A nozzle assembly ejects a... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-general Motors
20100077741 - Waste heat auxiliary power unit: The present invention relates to a waste heat auxiliary power unit. In one embodiment, the present invention is a heat exchange unit for an automobile including a core unit configured to be connected to a catalytic converter of the automobile, the core unit generating vapor, and a first energy generation... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)
20100077742 - Flow diffuser for an exhaust system: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide devices, systems and methods for distribution of an engine exhaust gas to one or more exhaust treatment devices. In one embodiment, an exhaust flow diffuser is provided including a conduit defining an inlet opening, an outlet opening and a flow path therebetween. The... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-general Motors
20100077743 - Fluid coupling and starting device: A fluid coupling including a pump impeller rotatable about a rotation axis and having several pump blades, and a turbine runner disposed downstream of the pump impeller and including several turbine blades arranged about the rotation axis. When the pump impeller rotates, a fluid circulates between the pump impeller and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100077744 - Breather apparatus on electromechanical actuators for aircraft landing gear systems: An actuator system and a method for assembling the same are provided. An actuator system includes a housing and a cap. The housing includes a cavity defined by the housing and an opening defined in a wall of the housing. The housing encases an actuator within the cavity. The cap... Agent: John S. Beulick (12729) C/o Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100077745 - Wastegate control system and method: A wastegate control system and a method for the wastegate control system is disclosed. The wastegate control system includes an ambient pressure sensor, a throttle angle sensor, an ignition timing sensor, a knock sensor, an intake charge temperature sensor and an intake charge humidity sensor. A wastegate is controlled according... Agent: Plumsea Law Group, LLC
20100077746 - Efficiency turbocharged engine system with bottoming cycle, and method of operation: A turbocharged engine system is configured to vaporize methanol using heat from exhaust gases and uses the vaporized methanol to drive the engine's turbocharger. The methanol may also be dissociated into hydrogen and carbon monoxide. After passing through the turbocharger, the vapor is injected into the engine by port injection.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100077747 - Exhaust system having parallel asymmetric turbochargers and egr: An exhaust system for a use with a combustion engine is provided. The exhaust system may have a first exhaust manifold configured to receive exhaust from the engine, and at least one turbocharger driven by exhaust from the first exhaust manifold. The exhaust system may also have a second exhaust... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20100077748 - Adjustment mechanism in vgs type turbocharger and exhaust guide assembly incorporating the same: A novel technique for partially improving wear resistance of an input portion of a drive ring, where power of a shifting drive is input from an external actuator, in an adjustment mechanism incorporated in a VGS type turbocharger for concurrently rotating adjustable blades, without specifically attaching a separate member afterwards... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100077750 - Atmospheric temperature difference power generator: This invention consists of a process for utilizing the atmospheric temperature variation with height to produce useful energy. It is accomplished by the use of a lighter than air condensable fluid or mixture of fluids circulating between heat exchangers at different altitudes, with a two phase flow return.... Agent: Anthony Russo
20100077749 - Energy from subterranean reservoir fluid: A system includes a collection of water at a first elevation, an aquifer at a second elevation lower than the first elevation and one or more fluid communication channels that facilitate fluid communication between the collection of water and the aquifer. A turbine-generator is in one of the fluid communication... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100077752 - Methods and/or systems for removing carbon dioxide and/or generating power: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a system and method for generation of power that does not generate carbon dioxide in a harmful manner, and/or removes and/or captures carbon dioxide that may otherwise be expelled into the atmosphere.... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20100077751 - Movable support system for an energy recovery device: The present invention relates to a movable support system comprising a fixed part, intended to be fixed for example to the frame of a roof, and a moving part that opens completely downwards and towards the interior of the building, and able to be completely removed towards the interior of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100077753 - Liquid nitrogen engine: An engine is described that derives its propulsive energy from the flash expansion of liquid nitrogen from a liquid form to a gaseous form. The gaseous nitrogen is forced to escape from the rear of a casing of the engine, thereby providing a propulsive force to the casing. The escaping... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20100077754 - Sound attenuation systems and methods: Methods and devices for increasing the sound attenuation properties of a noise suppression device are provided. Various embodiments include sound-attenuating cavities with improved sound capturing openings. In some embodiments, the sound capturing openings include holes surrounded by projections. In other embodiments, the sound capturing openings include angled slats. Embodiments also... Agent: Ge Energy-global Patent Operation Fletcher Yoder PC
20100077755 - Sound attenuation systems and methods: Methods and devices for increasing the sound attenuation properties of a noise suppression device are provided. In some embodiments, a sound attenuating conduit has an improved shape that provides increased sound attenuation properties. In other embodiments, the sound attenuating conduits are stacked together, and shaped to increase the air flow... Agent: Ge Energy-global Patent Operation Fletcher Yoder PC
20100077756 - Fuel lance for a gas turbine engine: A fuel lance (7) for introducing fuel into a gas flow in a combustor (1) of a gas turbine engine includes a region of the lance (7) through which the fuel is introduced into the gas flow having a generally helical formation (12).... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP
20100077757 - Combustor for a gas turbine engine: A combustor (1) for a gas turbine engine, particularly for a gas turbine having sequential combustion, includes a combustor wall (4) defining a mixing region (5) and a combustion region (6). The mixing region (5) has at least one first inlet (2) for introducing combustion air into the mixing region... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP
20100077758 - Internal fuel manifold having temperature reduction feature: A fuel manifold assembly for a gas turbine engine comprises an annular fuel manifold and a plurality of fuel nozzles circumferentially distributed about the fuel manifold. The fuel manifold has at least one fuel conveying passage in fluid flow communication with the plurality of fuel nozzles and defines at least... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP (pwc)
20100077759 - Tubular fuel injector for secondary fuel nozzle: A fuel injector for a secondary fuel nozzle in a gas turbine includes axially oriented air slots and a plurality of fuel injection holes disposed between the air slots. The plurality of fuel injection holes include axially oriented injection holes and circumferentially oriented injection holes such that fuel input through... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.
20100077760 - Flex-fuel injector for gas turbines: A fuel injector (36) for alternate fuels (26A, 26B) with energy densities that differ by at least about a factor of two. Vanes (47B) extend radially from a fuel delivery tube structure (20B) with first and second fuel supply channels (19A, 19B). Each vane has first and second radial passages... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100077761 - Impingement cooled combustor seal: Disclosed is a combustor seal including a seal support locatable at a first combustor component and having a plurality of through impingement holes. A wave-shaped seal located at the seal support and defining at least one seal cavity between the wave-shaped seal and the seal support. A peak of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100077762 - Off center combustor liner: The present application provides a liner for a combustor. The combustor liner may include a mouth, one or more angled transition zones, and an off center exit.... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20100077763 - Combustor with improved cooling holes arrangement: A gas turbine engine combustor liner with at least one of the inner and outer liners that is effusion cooled and has a row of groups of circumferentially spaced apart dilution holes defined therethrough. Each group is located within a respective zone of the combustor liner defined by an overlap... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP (pwc)
20100077764 - Structures with adaptive cooling: Disclosed are exemplary structures with adaptive cooling and methods of adaptively cooling structures. A liner is affixed to a support and the liner deflects away from the support when exposed to a localized hot spot in a hot fluid stream. The liner deflection creates a chamber between the liner and... Agent: Pratt & Whitney
20100077765 - High-pressure fluid compression system utilizing cascading effluent energy recovery: A high-pressure system and method utilizing an input fluid. The system includes a reactor treating a material to produce an effluent having an energy content, a plurality of stages compressing the input fluid in a stepwise manner providing a high-pressure reactor input stream to the reactor, and a cascading effluent... Agent: Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
20100077766 - Asu nitrogen sweep gas in hydrogen separation membrane for production of hrsg duct burner fuel: The present invention relates to the use of low pressure N2 from an air separation unit (ASU) for use as a sweep gas in a hydrogen transport membrane (HTM) to increase syngas H2 recovery and make a near-atmospheric pressure (less than or equal to about 25 psia) fuel for supplemental... Agent: Praxair, Inc. Law Department - M1 557
20100077767 - Emission free integrated gasification combined cycle: Disclosed is a process to start-up, operate, and shut down a gasifier and an integrated gasification combined cycle complex without flaring while additionally reducing the release of contaminants such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, and nitrogen oxides. The process is accomplished by scrubbing ventable sour gases and passing scrubbed sour... Agent: Carol Wilson Bp America Inc.
20100077768 - Diffuser with enhanced surge margin: A diffuser for a centrifugal impeller assembly of a gas turbine engine includes a diffuser case having a plurality of vanes extending therein defining a plurality of circumferentially distributed angled passages in communication with an inlet space. Each vane includes a bleed port defined in a suction surface thereof, in... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP (pwc)
20100077769 - Starter drive assembly and method of starting a gas turbine engine: A starter drive assembly includes a starter output shaft having a plurality of circumferentially-spaced axial grooves, a clutch assembly, and a barrel assembly. The clutch assembly includes a clutch plate configured to engage the axially grooves of the output shaft such that the output shaft and the clutch plate rotate... Agent: John S. Beulick (12729) C/o Armstrong Teasdale LLPPrevious industry: Chain, staple, and horseshoe making
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