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Power plants March listing by industry category 03/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20110072779 - System and method using low emissions gas turbine cycle with partial air separation: A system and method of reducing gas turbine nitric oxide emissions includes a first combustion stage configured to burn air vitiated with diluents to generate first combustion stage products. A second combustion stage is configured to burn the first combustion stage products in combination with enriched oxygen to generate second... Agent: General Electric Company
20110072780 - Thrust reverser actuation: A thrust reverser drive arrangement is described for use in driving a thrust reverser cowl for movement relative to first and second guide tracks, the drive arrangement comprising a first actuator located, in use, close to the first guide track, and a second actuator located, in use, close to the... Agent: Goodrich Actuation Systems Limited
20110072781 - Systems and methods for passively directing aircraft engine nozzle flows: Systems and methods for passively directing aircraft engine nozzle flow are disclosed. One system includes an aircraft nozzle attachable to an aircraft turbofan engine, with the nozzle including a first flow path wall bounding a first flow path and being positioned to receive engine exhaust products, and a second flow... Agent: The Boeing Company
20110072782 - Exhaust gas purifying system for internal combustion engine and soot filter regenerating method: An exhaust purifying system for an engine includes: a soot filter being provided to a PM filter device to collect PM contained in exhaust gas; a regeneration execution judging unit being provided to a controller to decide whether or not the soot filter should be regenerated; an air cooled aftercooler... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.
20110072785 - Method for controlling an internal combustion engine in connection with an exothermal regeneration of an exhaust gas aftertreatment component: A method is presented for controlling an internal combustion engine (10), which includes an exhaust gas system (12) having an exhaust gas aftertreatment component (22) that temporarily stores exhaust gas constituents and can be regenerated, wherein an expected value for a temperature of the exhaust gas aftertreatment component (22) is... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20110072784 - System and method for regenerating a particulate filter: A system for filtering and oxidizing particulate matter produced by a gasoline direct injection engine is disclosed. In one embodiment, engine cylinder air-fuel is adjusted to allow soot to oxidize at an upstream particulate filter while exhaust gases are efficiently processed in a downstream catalyst.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110072783 - System and method for regenerating a particulate filter accompanied by a catalyst: A system for filtering and oxidizing particulate matter produced by a gasoline direct injection engine is disclosed. In one embodiment, engine cylinder air-fuel is adjusted to allow soot to oxidize at an upstream particulate filter while exhaust gases are efficiently processed in a downstream catalyst.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110072786 - Exhaust gas treatment apparatus: There is provided an exhaust gas treatment apparatus 1a including: a tubular body 10 and a discharge electrode 12 disposed inside the tubular body. The tubular body 10 has a shape where an inner diameter of the tubular body 10 is gradually reduced in a predetermined range from a face... Agent: Ngk Insulators, Ltd.
20110072787 - Fuel control for spark ignited engine having a particulate filter system: A system for filtering and oxidizing particulate matter produced by a gasoline direct injection engine is disclosed. In one embodiment, engine cylinder air-fuel is adjusted to allow soot to oxidize at an upstream particulate filter while exhaust gases are efficiently processed in a downstream catalyst.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110072788 - Gasoline particulate filter regeneration and diagnostics: A method for operating a spark-ignition engine having a three-way catalyst and a particulate filter downstream thereof, comprising: oscillating an exhaust air-fuel ratio entering the particulate filter to generate air-fuel ratio oscillations downstream of the particulate filter, while increasing exhaust temperature; when the downstream oscillations are sufficiently dissipated, enleaning the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110072789 - Particulate matter sensor and exhaust gas purification apparatus: A particulate matter sensor includes a first detection filter provided in an exhaust gas flow passage and capable of collecting particle matter. A second detection filter is provided on a downstream side of the first detection filter in the exhaust gas flow passage and capable of collecting the particle matter.... Agent: Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos
20110072790 - Method and apparatus for monitoring a hydrocarbon-selective catalytic reduction device: A method for monitoring a hydrocarbon-selective catalytic reactor device of an exhaust aftertreatment system of an internal combustion engine operating lean of stoichiometry includes injecting a reductant into an exhaust gas feedstream upstream of the hydrocarbon-selective catalytic reactor device at a predetermined mass flowrate of the reductant, and determining a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110072792 - Particulate filter regeneration during engine shutdown: Various systems and method are described for controlling an engine having an exhaust system which includes a particulate filter. One example method comprises, after shutting down the engine and spinning down the engine to rest, operating a vacuum pump to draw fresh air through the exhaust system to an intake... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110072791 - Particulate filter regeneration in an engine coupled to an energy conversion device: Systems and methods for controlling regeneration of a particulate filter downstream of an engine coupled to an energy conversion device are provided herein. One exemplary method includes, during first engine shutdown conditions, increasing excess oxygen to the particulate filter by spinning the engine with the energy conversion device, and regenerating... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110072796 - Control of exhaust flow in an engine including a particulate filter: Methods and systems for controlling operation of exhaust of an engine including a particulate filter are provided. One example method includes generating vacuum during engine operation, and storing the vacuum. The method further includes, during or after engine shutdown, drawing ambient air through the particulate filter via the vacuum.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110072797 - Controlling operation of exhaust of an engine including a particulate filter: Methods and systems for controlling operation of exhaust of an engine including a particulate filter are described. One example method includes generating compressed air during engine operation, and storing the compressed air. The method further includes, during or after engine shutdown, pushing the compressed air through the particulate filter using... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110072795 - Method for regenerating a particulate filter for a boosted direct injection engine: A method for regenerating a particulate filter is disclosed. In one example, oxygen is pumped from the intake system of a direct injection turobocharged gasoline engine through a cylinder and into the exhaust system by a compressor. In this way, regeneration of a particulate filter may be accomplished without an... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110072793 - Particulate filter regeneration in an engine: Systems and methods for controlling regeneration of a particulate filter downstream of an engine in a vehicle are provided herein. One exemplary method includes, during an engine shutdown, increasing a throttle opening and regenerating a particulate filter downstream of a three-way catalyst. The method also includes, during an engine start... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110072794 - System and method for regenerating a particulate filter for a direct injection engine: A method for regenerating a particulate filter is disclosed. In one example, oxygen is pumped from the intake system of a direct injection turobocharged gasoline engine to the exhaust system by a compressor. The oxygen is introduced to a particulate filter at a location upstream from the particulate filter. In... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110072798 - Nox control request for nh3 storage control: 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. When the dosing control determines that NH3 slip cannot be maintained within... Agent:
20110072799 - Particulate filter regeneration during engine shutdown: Systems and methods for controlling regeneration of a particulate filter downstream of an engine in a vehicle are provided herein. One exemplary method includes, during first engine shutdown conditions, increasing excess oxygen to the particulate filter, and regenerating the particulate filter at least during a portion of engine shutdown. The... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110072800 - Particulate filter regeneration in an engine: Systems and methods for controlling regeneration of a particulate filter downstream of an engine having a plurality of cylinders are provided. One exemplary method includes, during first conditions, spinning down the engine to non-combusting engine rest, and regenerating the particulate filter at least during engine rest. The method also includes,... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110072801 - Exhaust treatment system for internal combustion engine: Methods and systems are provided for operating an engine including an exhaust treatment system coupled to an engine exhaust, the exhaust treatment system further coupled to an engine intake via an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system. One example method comprises, operating in a first mode including routing exhaust gas through... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110072803 - Method for adjusting boost pressure while regenerating a particulate filter for a direct injection engine: A method for regenerating a particulate filter is disclosed. In one example, oxygen is pumped from the intake system of a direct injection turbocharged gasoline engine to the exhaust system by a compressor. The oxygen is introduced to a particulate filter at a location upstream from the particulate filter and... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110072802 - Particulate filter regeneration in an engine: Systems and methods for controlling regeneration of a particulate filter positioned downstream of an engine in a vehicle are provided herein. One exemplary method includes, during combusting engine conditions, directing exhaust from the engine to a three-way catalyst and then to a particulate filter positioned downstream of the three-way catalyst.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110072804 - System for regenerating a particulate filter and controlling egr: A system for regenerating a particulate filter is disclosed. In one example, oxygen is pumped from the intake system of a direct injection turbocharged gasoline engine to the exhaust system by a compressor. Simultaneously, exhaust gases may be pumped from the exhaust system to the intake system for the purpose... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110072805 - Electrically heated diesel oxidation catalyst: An exhaust gas aftertreatment system (10) for a vehicle having an engine (14) includes a fluid passageway (20) extending from the engine to an ambient (18) for fluidly communicating exhaust gas (F). A diesel particulate filter (30) is disposed on the fluid passageway downstream of the engine (14). Disposed downstream... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company LLC
20110072806 - Exhaust gas purification apparatus: In an exhaust gas purification apparatus (1) including a first exhaust gas treatment member (3) carrying an oxidation catalyst, a three-way catalyst, or a NOx storage reduction catalyst which is used for purifying exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine, in which a second exhaust gas treatment member (4) having... Agent: Isuzu Motors Limited
20110072807 - Combined exhaust gas aftertreatment/air cleaner dust and ejector unit: A combined exhaust gas aftertreatment/dust ejector unit (10) is provided for use with a combustion process (14) and an air cleaner (16) of the combustion process (14). The unit (10) includes an elongate housing (30) containing an exhaust gas aftertreatment device (40) and having a radial exhaust gas outlet (34)... Agent:
20110072808 - Exhaust gas recirculation system: An exhaust gas recirculation system is provided that includes an internal combustion engine, which is supplied with exhaust gas, diverted at a removal point and returned via a return point and/or charge air, having a heat exchanger arranged between the removal point and the return point, for the returned exhaust... Agent:
20110072809 - Hydraulic system and method for control: A hydraulic system is disclosed having at least two hydraulic circuits. The disclosed system apportions flow between the two hydraulic circuits based on an assumed flow rate that is held constant in both power-limited and non-power-limited conditions.... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20110072810 - Controller of hybrd construction machine: Disclosed is a controller of a hybrid, construction machine wherein electric power is generated by utilizing the standby flow rate of first and second main pumps, and the standby flow rate is converted into energy. Pilot channels are connected to the upstream side of on/off valves which are closed when... Agent: Kayaba Industry Co., Ltd.
20110072811 - Engine driven lift gate power system: A power system for a lift gate is provided. The power system includes an actuator system including an actuator for a lift gate, and a lift gate engine coupled to the actuator system. The lift gate engine is configured for generating kinetic energy from a fuel source to power the... Agent: Rs Drawings, LLC
20110072812 - Brake for vehicle: Disclosed is a brake for a vehicle, capable of preventing a vacuum connection pipe connected to a brake booster from being rotated. The brake includes a brake booster generating boosting force and including a casing, a vacuum connection pipe coupled with the casing, a master cylinder body connected to the... Agent:
20110072813 - Vehicle power generation system using exhaust gas: A vehicle power generation system using exhaust gas and includes a casing which is installed at a vehicle chassis and is formed of an inlet hole for inputting an exhaust gas and an outlet hole for discharging an exhaust gas, a turbine which is rotatably installed in the interior of... Agent:
20110072814 - Greenhouse gas capture system and method: A system and method for capturing emissions including a first vent configured to capture a first combustible fluid and an inlet configured to filter a noncombustible, wherein the combustible fluid and the noncombustible fluid are combined to form a diluted stream. A first valve may be in fluid communication with... Agent: Dresser-rand Company
20110072815 - Flow control device for a turbocharger: A flow control device for a turbocharger (100) includes a flow restrictor (102) with a variable position for variably restricting flow in a turbocharger inlet. A controller (312) controls the position of the flow restrictor based on sensed pressure (300) in the turbocharger inlet (301).... Agent: Imperial Innovations Innovations Limited
20110072816 - Waste heat recovery system with constant power output: A waste heat recovery system for use with an engine. The waste heat recovery system receives heat input from both an exhaust gas recovery system and exhaust gas streams. The system includes a first loop and a second loop. The first loop is configured to receive heat from both the... Agent: Cummins Intellectual Properties, Inc.
20110072817 - Solar-based power generator: The solar-based power generator (10) is a system for producing usable electricity from water, which is heated through concentration of ambient, environmental light. The generator (10) includes a reservoir (12) having an open upper end. The reservoir (12) receives a volume of water (14) therein. A convex lens (16) is... Agent:
20110072818 - Waste heat recovery system: To mitigate the potential significant impact on our society due to the continued reliance on high-cost diesel hydrocarbon fuel and the implementation of increasingly strict emission controls, an apparatus is disclosed which provides the means for extracting additional heat from an internal combustion engine while providing the cooling needed to... Agent: Clean Rolling Power, LLC
20110072819 - Heat recovery system based on the use of a stabilized organic rankine fluid, and related processes and devices: A heat recovery system is disclosed, and includes a thermally-stable, organic working fluid which is based on a mixture of thiophene or a derivative thereof, and at least one hydrocarbon having a boiling point in the range of about 25° C. to about 125° C. A method for recovering waste-heat... Agent: General Electric Company
20110072820 - Heat engine and method for operating the same: A process fluid cooler can extract thermal energy from a process fluid including carbon dioxide. An absorber can transfer carbon dioxide from the process fluid to a removal fluid. A reboiler can heat the removal fluid so as to cause carbon dioxide to be released from the removal fluid and... Agent: General Electric Company
20110072821 - Control device and method for a quick-acting gate valve of a steam turbine: A control device for a quick-closing valve of a steam turbine including a relief valve for reducing a hydraulic pressure opening the quick-closing valve, and a relief valve control valve arrangement having at least three valves which are hydraulically interconnected with the relief valve in such a way that the... Agent: Man Diesel & Turbo Se
20110072822 - Hose arrangement for a gas turbine engine: An example gas turbine engine hose arrangement includes a hose configured to communicate fluid and a thermal blanket directly adjacent the hose. A section of the hose is radially closer to a centerline of the gas turbine engine than the thermal blanket. An example method of limiting hose exposure to... Agent:
20110072823 - Gas turbine engine fuel injector: An example gas turbine engine fuel injector nozzle assembly includes a nozzle tip secured relative to a combustion area within a gas turbine engine. The nozzle establishes a plurality of first apertures that are configured to communicate a fuel to the combustion area. The nozzle establishes at least one second... Agent:
20110072824 - Appartus and method for a gas turbine nozzle: A nozzle includes an inlet, an outlet, and an axial centerline. A shroud surrounding the axial centerline extends from the inlet to the outlet and defines a circumference. The circumference proximate the inlet is greater than the circumference at a first point downstream of the inlet, and the circumference at... Agent: General Electric Company
20110072825 - Air blast fuel injector: An airblast fuel injector for the combustor of a gas turbine engine has, in order from radially inner to outer, a coaxial arrangement of an inner swirler passage, an annular fuel passage, an annular mid swirler passage, and an annular outer swirler passage. The fuel passage extends to a prefilming... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC
20110072826 - Can to can modal decoupling using can-level fuel splits: In exemplary embodiments, a gas turbine system is provided. The gas turbine system can include a compressor configured to compress air and combustor cans in flow communication with the compressor, the combustor cans being configured to receive compressed air from the compressor and to combust a fuel stream. The gas... Agent: General Electric Company
20110072827 - Cooling system for a gas turbine and corresponding operation method: An operation method for a gas turbine including: compressing a working fluid by means of a compressor; feeding this compressed working fluid into at least one combustion chamber where it is overheated; expanding this overheated working fluid in at least one expansion turbine to produce energy; carrying out a first... Agent:
20110072828 - Gas turbine engine system providing simulated boundary layer thickness increase: A gas turbine engine system for an aircraft includes a nacelle having a fan cowl with an inlet lip section and a core cowl, at least one compressor and at least one turbine, at least one combustor between the compressor and the turbine, a bleed passage, and a controller. The... Agent:
20110072829 - Air manifold in a turbomachine: A turbomachine including an intermediate casing including, fastened to the end thereof, an outer casing of a high pressure compressor, and an air bleed mechanism bleeding air downstream from the stream through the compressor and including an outlet connected to an air reinjection mechanism reinjecting air upstream from the compressor... Agent: Snecma
20110072830 - Combustor interface sealing arrangement: A gas turbine engine sealing arrangement which includes a combustor liner establishing a combustion area and a turbine nozzle configured to receive a portion of a combustor liner. A sealing ring arrangement is configured to seal with the turbine nozzle to control fluid flow from the combustion area and reduce... Agent:
20110072831 - Sealing apparatus with multistage brush seal: An apparatus is provided for sealing a channel fluidly connecting between a high pressure zone and a low pressure zone. The apparatus has at least two brush seal elements provided in the channel in series in a direction from the high pressure zone toward the low pressure zone to define... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110072832 - Ventilation for a turbine wheel in a turbine engine: Turbine engine, including a final centrifugal compressor stage associated with a diffuser for supplying air to a combustion chamber, and ventilation means for ventilating a high-pressure turbine wheel, including injection means for injecting air onto the wheel and take-up means for taking up a flow for cooling the impeller of... Agent: Snecma03/24/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110067378 - Separator device: A separator device is provided for separating dirt particles from a flow of cooling air fed to airfoils of the turbine section of a gas turbine engine. In use the separator device extends across a conduit which bypasses the combustor of the engine to convey pressurised cooling air carrying dirt... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC
20110067376 - Plasma-based waste-to-energy techniques: Plasma-Based Waste-to-Energy (PBWTE) methods/systems, including plasma-assisted gasification systems, are described that can be integrated into a single system which when fed a steam of municipal solid waste, discarded tires, or electronic wastes, organic or inorganic, which have been shredded to a uniform size produces a synthesis gas (syngas) and a... Agent: Geovada, LLC
20110067377 - Gas turbine combustion dynamics control system: A system comprises a gas turbine combustor having a plurality of combustor cans, crossfire tubes for connecting combustor cans, and a tubular connection system connecting the combustor cans to control combustion dynamics. The tubular connection system comprises tubes for connecting at least a pair of the combustor cans.... Agent: General Electric Company
20110067379 - Dual fuel combustor nozzle for a turbomachine: A dual fuel combustor nozzle includes a body member including a first end portion that extends to a second end portion through an intermediate portion. The intermediate portion includes an outer wall portion and an inner wall portion with the inner wall portion defining a first fuel plenum. The dual... Agent: General Electric Company
20110067380 - Electric thruster for a spacecraft: The invention relates to an electric thruster for a spacecraft. According to the invention, the thruster (II) comprises a jet generating portion (G1) and a jet accelerating portion (A2), pivotably connected (H1) such that the jet accelerating portion (A2) can rotate in relation to the jet generating portion (G1).... Agent: Astrium Sas
20110067381 - Method for nox reduction: The present application relates to mitigating NOx emissions, and more particularly, to vehicles including a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system in the exhaust of a diesel or gasoline engine. In one example a method includes temporarily increasing a liquid reductant dosing value injected by an injector from a first dosing... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110067382 - System and method for nox reduction optimization: An engine controller determines the cost of operating a combustion engine and the cost of operating an emissions after-treatment device. Accordingly, the engine controller adjusts parameters for operation of the engine and the after-treatment device to ensure cost-effective use of the engine and the after-treatment device while complying with exhaust... Agent: Cummins Intellectual Properties, Inc.
20110067383 - Working gas circulation engine: A working gas circulation engine includes a combustion chamber that is supplied with fuel, the combustion product of which is condensed, and working gas that generates power with the use of combustion of the fuel and that has a specific heat ratio higher than that of air, a circulation path... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110067384 - Exhaust emission purifying apparatus for internal combustion engine: In an exhaust emission purifying apparatus for an internal combustion engine, for adding a reducing agent for NOx to the exhaust gas to thereby purify NOx in the exhaust gas, the mixing of the reducing agent injected by an injection nozzle with the exhaust gas is accelerated. To this end,... Agent: Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd.
20110067385 - Exhaust emission purifying apparatus for internal combustion engine: In an exhaust emission purifying apparatus for an internal combustion engine, for adding a reducing agent for NOx to the exhaust gas to thereby purify NOx in the exhaust gas, the mixing of the reducing agent injected by an injection nozzle with the exhaust gas is accelerated. To this end,... Agent: Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd.
20110067386 - Oxidizing particulate filter: A particulate filter assembly for application to an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine comprises an exhaust gas particulate filter configured to receive and filter exhaust gas from an exhaust system. An oxidation catalyst compound is disposed on an outer radial region of the exhaust gas particulate filter and... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110067387 - Thermally efficient exhaust treatment system for an internal combustion engine: An exhaust system for an engine comprises a cylinder head having an integral exhaust manifold to collect exhaust gas exiting the engine combustion chambers. An exhaust gas conduit in fluid communication with the exhaust manifold comprises an inlet end connected to the cylinder head, a portion that extends towards an... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110067388 - Diesel particulate filtration (dpf) system: A fiber-paper based Diesel particulate Filtration (DPF) apparatus possessing high filtration efficiency and a high porosity, the apparatus comprising at least two rollers capable of rotating over rotors with the help of a controlled motor and capable of supplying fiber paper at the exhaust gas inlet. As the exhaust gas... Agent:
20110067390 - Mobile diesel power system with separated engine and exhaust: According to the present disclosure, a train comprising one or more locomotives coupled to one or more tenders, which contain at least one of an exhaust after-treatment or a waste heat recovery system and optionally one or more other locomotive subsystems, such as dynamic braking, energy storage, driven wheels, and... Agent: Clean Rolling Power, LLC
20110067389 - Vehicle exhaust heat recovery system and method of managing exhaust heat: An exhaust heat recovery system (EHRS) for a vehicle is operable to direct exhaust heat to a vehicle transmission under certain operating conditions. In some embodiments, the EHRS may also direct exhaust heat to a heater for vehicle passenger compartment. Preferably, the EHRS is controllable to manage available exhaust heat... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110067391 - Hydraulic drive system for sand and salt spreaders: A hydraulic drive system for a spreader used to distribute a road surface treatment material, such as sand or salt, across a road surface. The hydraulic drive system enables the use of pressure-compensated proportional control valves in series relationship with the auger and spinner motors, by the provision of small... Agent:
20110067392 - breather with independent inlet/outlet flow paths: The present invention provides an apparatus and method for filtering fluid in a breather assembly and providing uncontaminated fluid to a reservoir. The breather allows in-take fluid traveling through a first flow path to be filtered before entering the reservoir through a first directional valve. The breather also allows exhaust... Agent:
20110067393 - Aircraft emergency and backup secondary power apparatus: In combination, an aircraft and a rotatively combined electrical power/generator and hydraulic motor/pump configured to provide either hydraulic power from electrical power, or electrical power from hydraulic power, installed in said aircraft.... Agent: Aerion Corporation
20110067394 - Thermo-magnetic actuator: A thermo-magnetic actuator includes operative components, preferably in a sealed container, from which a rotatable or translatable shaft extends. The shaft is driven by supplying electrical power to a heater in a closed chamber containing a working fluid that expands upon being heated. The expansion of the fluid drives a... Agent: Thermotion Corporation
20110067397 - Internal combustion engine with an exhaust gas turbocharger: In an internal combustion engine for a motor vehicle having an exhaust gas turbo-charger comprising a compressor arranged in an intake tract of the internal combustion engine and a turbine arranged in an exhaust gas tract of the internal combustion engine, with a turbine wheel disposed the turbine housing, an... Agent:
20110067395 - Method of controlling an engine during transient operating conditions: A method of controlling an engine having a mechanically driven supercharger supplying a flow of air to the engine includes defining a steady state operating condition in which the engine normally operates within efficiently. An engine parameter is monitored to determine if the engine is operating within the steady state... Agent: Eaton Corporation
20110067396 - Pressure estimation systems and methods: An intake control system comprises an estimation module and a turbocharger control module. The estimation module receives one of a first pressure within an intake manifold measured by a manifold pressure sensor and a second pressure measured by a pressure sensor at a location between a compressed air charge cooler... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110067398 - Concentrated solar power system: Systems and methods for concentrating and storing solar energy are provided. A solar energy receiver for use with the systems and methods may include a container for holding a solar absorption material, such as a phase change material, and a cooled cover disposed above the container for condensing and collecting... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20110067399 - Geothermal power system: A geothermal system in deep, hot, dry rock has closed loop circulation, in which the water and steam circulating in the system are protected from any direct contact with the base rock. The system has a single L-shaped bore with a casing that lines the wellbore and has a sealed... Agent: 7238703 Canada Inc.
20110067400 - Direct contact heat exchanger and methods for making and using same: A system and method are disclosed for the combined production of power and heat from an external heat source stream, where the system utilizes four basic stream of different compositions to co-generate power and to heat an external heat absorber stream from an external heat source stream.... Agent: Kalex, LLC
20110067401 - Lean fuel intake gas turbine system: Provided is a lean fuel sucking gas turbine system including a compressor for compressing a mixed gas having a fuel and air mixed to a concentration of an inflammable limit or lower, thereby producing a compressed gas, a first catalyst combustor for burning the compressed gas by a catalyst reaction,... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110067402 - Fuel nozzle assembly for use in a combustor of a gas turbine engine: A fuel nozzle assembly for use in a combustor apparatus of a gas turbine engine. An outer housing of the fuel nozzle assembly includes an inner volume and provides a direct structural connection between a duct structure and a fuel manifold. The duct structure defines a flow passage for combustion... Agent:
20110067403 - Lean burn injectors having multiple pilot circuits: A fuel injector for a gas turbine engine includes a nozzle body defining a central axis and having a main fuel circuit. An air circuit is formed within the nozzle body inboard of the main fuel circuit. A primary pilot fuel circuit is formed within the nozzle body inboard of... Agent: Delavan Inc
20110067404 - Universal multi-nozzle combustion system and method: A gas turbine combustion system includes a supporting fuel manifold including a plurality of fuel nozzle support openings and a plurality of fuel line passages, and an aft case defining at least part of a combustion zone. The supporting fuel manifold is connected to the aft case. A plurality of... Agent:
20110067405 - Integrated ion transport membrane and combustion turbine system: Integrated gas turbine combustion engine and ion transport membrane system comprising a gas turbine combustion engine including a compressor with a compressed oxygen-containing gas outlet; a combustor comprising an outer shell, a combustion zone in flow communication with the compressed oxygen-containing gas outlet, and a dilution zone in flow communication... Agent: Air Products And Chemicals, Inc.
20110067406 - Impingement cooled crossfire tube assembly: A crossfire tube assembly is configured for connecting adjacent combustion cans in a gas turbine, and includes a first tube segment having a first end and an opposite female end. A second tube segment has a first end and an opposite male end fitted concentrically within the female end with... Agent: General Electric Company
20110067409 - Air cooled turbine component having an internal filtration system: A centrifugal particle separator is provided for removing particles such as microscopic dirt or dust particles from the compressed cooling air prior to reaching and cooling the turbine blades or turbine vanes of a turbine engine. The centrifugal particle separator structure has a substantially cylindrical body with an inlet arranged... Agent:
20110067408 - Systems and methods for closed loop emissions control: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods for controlling combustion emission parameters associated with a gas turbine combustor. The method can include providing an optical path through a gas turbine exhaust duct, propagating light along the optical path, measuring exhaust species absorption of the light within the... Agent: General Electric Company
20110067411 - Converting co2 to an alcohol: In general, in one aspect, the invention relates to a method to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to an alcohol. The method involves contacting a stream of flue gas comprising the CO2 from a combustion process with water mist to create a mixture of liquid carbonic acid (H2CO3) and wastewater. The... Agent: Eco Power Solutions (usa) Corp.
20110067410 - Systems and methods for generating electricity from carbonaceous material with substantially no carbon dioxide emissions: A reformation power plant generates clean electricity from carbonaceous material and high pressure CO2 which can be easily sequestered or utilized for a beneficial purpose, such as fuel production. The reformation power plant design utilizes a reformation process that reforms carbonaceous fuel with super-heated steam into a high-pressure gaseous mixture... Agent:
20110067413 - Ejector controlled twin air source gas turbine pressurizing air system: A passive pressurizing air system for a gas turbine engine includes a flow path for directing an air flow having a low temperature and low pressure, extending through a cavity to a pressurized area of the engine. The cavity contains pressurized air having a high temperature and high pressure. An... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
20110067412 - Gas turbine aircraft engines and operation thereof: There is disclosed an aircraft propulsion arrangement including a gas turbine aircraft engine having a compressor, an oil system configured to route engine oil through a heat exchanger mounted so as to define part of an aerodynamic surface to the flow of ambient air, and a duct arrangement fluidly connecting... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC
20110067414 - Flow discouraging systems and gas turbine engines: A flow discouraging system includes a stator assembly, fins, and a rotor assembly. The stator assembly includes stationary components forming a side wall including an annular groove defined by an outer axially-extending surface, an inner axially-extending surface, and a radial surface. One or more outer axial fins disposed in the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.03/17/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110061361 - Electrical power generation apparatus: An apparatus for generating electrical power in which a synthesis gas stream generated in a gasifier is partially oxidized, expanded and thereafter, is combusted in an oxygen transport membrane system of a boiler. The combustion generates heat to raise steam to in turn generate electricity by a generator coupled to... Agent:
20110061362 - Arrangement for controlling fluid jets injected into a fluid stream: In an air mixing arrangement wherein a primary fluid is introduced through an opening in a wall to be mixed with a secondary fluid flowing along the wall surface, the opening is airfoil shaped with its leading edge being orientated at an attack angle with respect to the secondary fluid... Agent: United Technologies Corporation
20110061363 - Exhaust diagnostic systems and methods for resetting after operation with poor reductant quality: An exhaust diagnostic system includes a selective catalyst reduction (SCR) efficiency testing module that determines an efficiency of a SCR catalyst. An exhaust gas temperature management module selectively adjusts a temperature of the SCR catalyst to a predetermined temperature range using intrusive exhaust gas temperature management. A test enabling module... Agent: Gm Global Technology Opearations, Inc.
20110061365 - Exhaust valve for a large sized two stroke diesel engine, process for reduction on nox-formation in such an engine and such engine: For reducing the NOx-emission of a large sized two stroke diesel engine having at least one combustion room (3), a reciprocating piston (4) and an exhaust opening (12) controlled by an exhaust valve (13) at each work cyclus a small volume of burnt gas is retained in the combustion room... Agent:
20110061364 - Method and system for utilization of regenerative braking electrical energy for operating auxiliary system in an off-highway vehicle: Electrical power from a dynamic braking process in an off-highway vehicle is used to power an auxiliary system in the vehicle. The auxiliary system may be a urea storage container heating unit or a particulate filter regeneration heating unit. When dynamic braking electricity is unavailable, and to the extent the... Agent:
20110061366 - System for exhaust gas purification and method of controlling the same: A system for exhaust gas purification (1) which comprises, disposed in the exhaust passage (11) of an internal combustion engine (10) in the following order from the upstream side: a device (47) for direct injection into the exhaust pipe, an oxidation catalyst (31), and at least one of a catalyst... Agent: Isuzu Motors Limited
20110061367 - Exhaust system for internal combustion engine: The present invention discloses an exhaust system for an internal combustion engine that provides diesel particulate filter (DPF) failure detection and/or monitoring of nonmethane hydrocarbons (NMHC) for an internal combustion engine. The system can include a main exhaust duct and a secondary exhaust line operative for exhaust gas to pass... Agent: Fev Motorentechnik Gmbh
20110061368 - Particulate matter sensor and exhaust gas purifying apparatus: A particulate matter sensor includes a detection filter, a differential pressure detecting unit, an on-off valve, and a valve control unit. The detection filter is installed in an exhaust passage connected to an internal combustion engine and is configured to detect particulate matter contained in an exhaust gas passing through... Agent: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
20110061369 - Burner for a diesel aftertreatment system: A burner (18) is provided for use in a diesel exhaust gas treatment system (10) to treat an exhaust flow (12) from a diesel combustion process (14). The burner (18) includes an inner housing (34) defining a combustion flow path (40) to direct a first portion of the exhaust flow... Agent:
20110061370 - Exhaust purification device of internal combustion engine: In an internal combustion engine, an NOX selective reduction catalyst (15) is arranged in an engine exhaust passage, an aqueous urea solution is fed to the NOX selective reduction catalyst (15) and the ammonia generated from the aqueous urea solution is made to be adsorbed at the NOX selective reduction... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110061374 - Exhaust gas treatment system: An exhaust gas treatment system includes an exhaust passage through which exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine is allowed to flow, a selective catalytic reduction catalyst provided in the exhaust passage, a mixing chamber provided upstream of the selective catalytic reduction catalyst in the exhaust passage as viewed in... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
20110061371 - Hydrocarbon and nox trap: A hydrocarbon and NOx trap and related apparatus and methods for reducing cold-start NOx emissions from an engine are provided. In one embodiment a trap includes a first, topmost layer, exposed to an exhaust gas flow path of exhaust gases from an engine, the first layer comprising a zeolite, a... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110061372 - Intrusive scr efficency testing systems and methods for vehicles with low temperature exhaust gas: An exhaust diagnostic system includes an exhaust gas temperature management module that selectively increases a temperature of a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst to a predetermined testing temperature range using an intrusive exhaust gas temperature management approach. An SCR efficiency testing module estimates an efficiency of the SCR catalyst while... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110061373 - Vehicle relocatable exhaust system components: Modification of reductant (e.g., diesel exhaust fluid, DEF) tank location, for example during vehicle up-fitting may result in less than optimal operation of the DEF system due to inaccurate DEF system calibration. In one example approach, the above issue can be at least partially addressed by adjusting control system parameters... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110061375 - Hydraulic drive system: A hydraulic drive system for an actuator uses a pair of pressure compensated hydraulic machines to control flow to and from the drive chambers of the actuator by varying the controlled pressure of one of the machines. The machines are mechanically coupled to permit energy recovery and charge an accumulator... Agent:
20110061376 - Energy conversion assemblies and associated methods of use and manufacture: Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to conversion of renewable energy such as solar, wind, falling water, wave and biomass resources into energy forms for practical transport by existing electricity and natural gas transport systems and includes embodiments for cyclic conversion of rectilinear forces into electricity wherein charged particles force... Agent: Mcalister Technologies, LLC
20110061377 - Wave energy collecting device: Wave energy collecting device comprising an array of modules (1), each module comprising three pairs of buoyant members (4) arranged in a circular configuration, a tubular shaft connecting means (5) interconnecting each pair of buoyant members (4), a trilateral radial plank member (3) comprising three identical equidistantly spaced members located... Agent:
20110061378 - Liquid cooled stirling engine with a segmented rotary displacer: The present invention provides a Stirling engine employing a segmented, rotary displacer for producing mechanical energy from a heat source. The engine includes a rotor shaft rotatably positioned in the interior toroidal cavity with a segmented displacer mounted to the rotor shaft within the interior toroidal cavity.... Agent: University Of North Texas
20110061379 - Heat engine: In a heat engine that utilizes the energy content of a warm medium by a better exploitation of the isochoric changes of state in a cycle process having six changes of state (two isobars, two isochores and two isotherms) it is possible by means of the presently disclosed embodiments to... Agent:
20110061380 - Motor vehicle internal combustion engine egr loop: An EGR loop of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, comprising the engine (1), a combustion-gas exhaust manifold (2), a turbine (5) of a turbocharger (4), the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) loop (8), with a cooler (9), a compressor (6) of the turbocharger (4), in order to receive... Agent:
20110061381 - Multi-stage turbocharging system with thermal bypass: A two-stage turbocharging system with a high pressure (HP) turbine and a low pressure (LP) turbine, exhaust piping connecting an engine to the HP turbine inlet, exhaust piping connecting the HP turbine outlet to the LP turbine inlet, piping connecting the LP turbine outlet to an aftertreatment device, and branched... Agent: Borgwarner Inc.
20110061382 - System and method for extracting geothermal energy from a potentially seismically active stratum, with reduced accompanying seismic disturbances: A closed loop system and method for extracting geothermal are disclosed. They do not fracture subterranean rock structures or let fluid into the structures or extract fluid from them, thereby lessening the risk of causing seismic disturbances and pollution of groundwater.... Agent:
20110061383 - Increasing the efficiency of supplemented ocean thermal energy conversion (sotec) systems: A system and method for increasing the efficiency of an ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) system is described. In some examples, the system collects thermal energy using a solar collector, warms ocean water located within the solar collector, and provides the warmed water to an OTEC system, such as to... Agent: Mcalister Technologies, LLC
20110061384 - Heat engine and heat to electricity systems and methods with working fluid fill system: A waste heat recovery system, method and device executes a thermodynamic cycle using a working fluid in a working fluid circuit which has a high pressure side and a low pressure side. Components of the system in the working fluid circuit include a waste heat exchanger in thermal communication with... Agent: Echogen Power Systems, Inc.
20110061385 - Methods and systems for generating power from a turbine using pressurized nitrogen: An air separation unit is integrated with a power generating plant to improve the efficiency of power generation. The methods and systems improve the efficiency of power generation by utilizing liquid nitrogen from the air separation unit as the working fluid in a turbine. The liquid nitrogen is pressurized while... Agent: Brigham Young University
20110061386 - Heat pipes for transferring heat to an organic rankine cycle evaporator: A first portion of each of a plurality of Qu-type heat pipes is disposed in a hot gas path, and a second portion of each of the plurality of Qu-type heat pipes disposed away from the hot gas path. Also, the first portion of each of the plurality of Qu-type... Agent: General Electric Company
20110061387 - Thermal energy conversion method: A waste heat recovery system, method and device executes a thermodynamic cycle using a working fluid in a working fluid circuit which has a high pressure side and a low pressure side. Components of the system in the working fluid circuit include a waste heat exchanger in thermal communication with... Agent:
20110061388 - Direct evaporator apparatus and energy recovery system: In one aspect of the present invention provides a direct evaporator apparatus for use in an organic Rankine cycle energy recovery system, comprising: (a) a housing comprising a heat source gas inlet, and a heat source gas outlet, said housing defining a heat source gas flow path from said inlet... Agent: General Electric Company
20110061392 - Combustion cavity layouts for fuel staging in trapped vortex combustors: In one embodiment, alternative combustion cavity layouts are provided for practicing fuel staging in a trapped vortex (TVC) combustion apparatus comprising an inlet premixer, for injecting fuel-air mixture into the inlet of the combustion apparatus and one or more vortex premixers, for injecting fuel-air mixture into the recirculating vortex within... Agent:
20110061390 - Inlet premixer for combustion apparatus: A premixer is provided for injecting premixed fuel-air mixture into the inlet of a combustion apparatus. In one embodiment, the premixer assembly comprises a plurality of concentric, aerodynamic injector rings, with radially-directed injection holes. The injection holes have a plurality of different diameters, facilitating good mixing over a broad power... Agent:
20110061389 - Radial inlet guide vanes for a combustor: The present application thus provides a combustor. The combustor may include an interior flow path therethrough, a number of nozzles in communication with the interior flow path, and an inlet guide vane system positioned about the interior flow path to create a swirled flow therein.... Agent: General Electric Company
20110061391 - Vortex premixer for combustion apparatus: In one embodiment, a premixer is provided for use, e.g., with trapped vortex (TVC) combustors, that injects premixed fuel and air directly into the recirculating vortex, in a manner compatible with natural vortex flow in the cavity.... Agent:
20110061393 - Gas turbine transition duct profile: A transition duct having a panel assembly with an inlet end of generally circular cross section and an outlet end having a generally rectangular arc-like cross section is disclosed. The panel assembly has an uncoated internal profile substantially in accordance with coordinate values X, Y, and Z as set forth... Agent: Alstom Technologies Ltd.
20110061394 - Method of heat treating a ni-based superalloy article and article made thereby: A method of heat treating an Ni-base superalloy article is disclosed. The method includes hot-working an article comprising an NiCrMoNbTi superalloy comprising, in weight percent, at least about 55 Ni to produce a hot-worked microstructure; solution treating the article at a temperature of about 1600° F. to about 1750° F.... Agent: General Electric Company
20110061395 - Method of fuel staging in combustion apparatus: In one embodiment, a method is provided fuel staging for a trapped vortex (TVC) combustion apparatus comprising an inlet premixer, for injecting fuel-air mixture into the inlet of the combustion apparatus and a vortex premixer, for injecting fuel-air mixture into the recirculating vortex. The combustion apparatus may be part of... Agent:
20110061396 - Relighting a turbofan engine: The method and apparatus for in-flight relighting of a turbofan engine involve in one aspect selectively controlling an accessory drag load on one or more windmilling rotors to permit control of the windmill speed to an optimum value for relight conditions.... Agent:
20110061397 - Circumferentially self expanding combustor support for a turbine engine: A bullhorn or support for a turbine combustor is provided. The support maintains proper positioning of the transition element relative to the combustor while also allowing for certain movements of the support to alleviate mechanical stresses during turbine operation. The support is constructed from at least two pieces having an... Agent: General Electric Company03/10/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110056180 - Gas turbine control device: Occurrence of combustion vibration is prevented in a gas turbine plant by enhancing the degree of freedom in setting an airflow rate or a fuel flow rate in correspondence with a target load thereby enhancing combustion stability. A gas turbine controller comprises a first function generator (62) for setting the... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20110056181 - Control systems and method for controlling a load point of a gas turbine engine: Control systems and a method for controlling a load point of a gas turbine engine are provided. A control system includes a controller that receives a temperature signal and a pressure signal associated with exhaust gases from the gas turbine engine. The controller is further configured to generate the fuel... Agent: General Electric Company
20110056179 - Turbine exhaust diffuser with region of reduced flow area and outer boundary gas flow: An exhaust diffuser system and method for a turbine engine. The outer boundary may include a region in which the outer boundary extends radially inwardly toward the hub structure and may direct at least a portion of an exhaust flow in the diffuser toward the hub structure. At least one... Agent:
20110056182 - Valveless pulse combustor: A valveless pulse combustor having a combustion chamber with a closed first end and an open second end, the combustor also having a tailpipe in fluid communication with the open second end of the combustion chamber, the combustor further having an inlet pipe in fluid communication with the open second... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC
20110056183 - Ultra-efficient propulsor with an augmentor fan circumscribing a turbofan: An ultra-efficient “green” aircraft propulsor utilizing an augmentor fan is disclosed. A balanced design is provided combining a fuel efficient and low-noise high bypass ratio augmentor fan and a low-noise shrouded high bypass ratio turbofan. Three mass flow streams are utilized to reduce propulsor specific fuel consumption and increase performance... Agent:
20110056184 - Extended altitude combustion system: A combustion system for performing stable combustion and flame stabilization at high altitudes is described. A primary liquid hydrocarbon fuel is atomized and vaporized within the main combustor chamber to produce a primary fuel vapor. When the combustion system operates at a high altitude, a secondary gaseous fuel is fed... Agent: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
20110056186 - Exhaust gas purification device: A method for controlling an exhaust gas purification device 1 equipped with branch exhaust passages 2 and 3 connected to an exhaust passage 100 on the engine side; a shutoff valve 4 capable of shutting off exhaust gas at the exhaust inlets 2a and 3a of the branch exhaust passages... Agent: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
20110056187 - Method for decreasing nitrogen oxides in hydrocarbon-containing exhaust gases using an scr catalyst based on a molecular sieve: The invention relates to a process for treating diesel engine exhaust gases comprising nitrogen oxides (NOx) and hydrocarbons (HC) by selective catalytic reduction of the nitrogen oxides with ammonia or a compound decomposable to ammonia as a reducing agent over an SCR catalyst based on a molecular sieve. The properties... Agent: Umicore Ag & Co. Kg
20110056185 - Vehicle reduced emission deployment: A reduced emission apparatus is coupled to a vehicle such that the vehicle is enabled to operate in a reduced emission mode by use of the reduced emission apparatus. A data acquisition apparatus is mounted on the vehicle and configured to acquire data relating to operation of the vehicle. Security... Agent: Clean Emissions Technologies, Inc.
20110056188 - Exhaust purification apparatus for internal combustion engine: The present invention provides an exhaust purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine which enables a decrease in NOx purification rate and possible ammonia slip to be inhibited. The apparatus includes an NOx catalyst, a urea aqueous solution addition valve serving as reducing agent adding means, and NOx sensors provided... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110056189 - Control device for vehicle: In a vehicle having mounted therein an engine including an injector that directly injects fuel into a cylinder, in the case in which a warm-up control required condition is established, catalyst warm-up control is executed if an amount of fuel diluted in oil is low, or even if the amount... Agent: Toyota-cho
20110056190 - Exhaust gas purification apparatus of an internal combustion engine: In an exhaust gas purification apparatus of an internal combustion engine, there is provided a technique capable of suppressing a reduction in exhaust gas purification performance. The apparatus includes: an exhaust gas purification catalyst (6) that is arranged in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine for purifying an... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110056191 - Exhaust gas purification device: An exhaust gas purification device 1 is equipped with a plurality of branch exhaust passages 2 and 3; a junction exhaust passage 110; a shutoff valve 4 switching between allowing and shutting off the flow of exhaust gas to the respective branch exhaust passages 2 and 3; a nitrogen oxide... Agent: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
20110056192 - Technique for controlling pumps in a hydraulic system: A hydraulic system includes a plurality of pumps that provide pressurized fluid to a plurality of hydraulic actuators some of which work more that others. That system is controlled by producing a usage value for each of the plurality of pumps which indicates an amount that the respective pump has... Agent:
20110056193 - Systems and methods for energy storage and recovery using compressed gas: The invention relates to methods and systems for the storage and recovery of energy using open-air hydraulic-pneumatic accumulator and intensifier arrangements that combine at least one accumulator and at least one intensifier in communication with a high-pressure gas storage reservoir on a gas-side of the circuits and a combination fluid... Agent:
20110056194 - Hydraulic system for heavy equipment: Heavy equipment includes first and second hydraulic pumps, and first and second hydraulic actuators, where the first hydraulic actuator facilitates a first work function of the heavy equipment and the second hydraulic actuator facilitates a second work function of the heavy equipment. The heavy equipment further includes valving and a... Agent: Bucyrus International, Inc.
20110056196 - Bearing support system for free-piston stirling machines: A bearing support system for a piston and its connecting rod in which the bearing system supports the combined piston and connecting rod by only two bearings, a gas bearing at the power piston (or displacer) and a radially acting spring bearing at its connecting rod. The spacing between them... Agent: Global Cooling, Inc.
20110056197 - Landing gear uplock mechanism employing thermal phase-change actuation: An uplock assembly for retaining and releasing landing gear systems, said uplock assembly comprising: a thermal actuator comprising: a chamber configured to contain expansible material therein; a heating mechanism coupled to said chamber for heating said expansible material and causing volumetric expansion thereof; a piston slidably coupled to said chamber... Agent: Messier-dowty Inc.
20110056198 - Compressed air steam hybrid: A method and apparatus for the capture of wasted heat energy from an internal combustion engine for conversion of water from a liquid state into a gaseous state, the resulting pressure of which being used to drive a steam-driven air compressor, before being directed to a radiator-type condenser for conversion... Agent:
20110056199 - System and method for operating a turbocharged engine: A method includes substantially eliminating surge of a compressor and reducing specific fuel consumption and exhaust emissions of an engine by adjusting exhaust flow through an exhaust gas recirculation system, by adjusting airflow through a compressor recirculation valve, by adjusting fuel injection timing, or by adjusting a combination thereof in... Agent: General Electric Company
20110056200 - Power plant with co2 capture and compression: Power plant characteristics are operated in a flexible manner by controlling the power consumption of a CO2 capture and compression system. The impact of CO2 capture and compression on the capacity of a power plant can be minimized to maximize the electric power the plant can deliver to the power... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd
20110056201 - Method and apparatus for controlling moisture separator reheaters: A system and a method are provided that may be used to control the temperature of steam being reheated by a moisture separator reheater (MSR). The temperature of a steam being reheated by a MSR may be sensed, and controller embodiments may use the sensed temperature to control the transfer... Agent: General Electric Company
20110056202 - Method for recovering heat losses of an internal combustion engine: In a method for recovering energy from the heat dissipated by an internal combustion engine wherein the pressure and temperature of a liquid working medium are increased from a lower process pressure and a first temperature to an upper process pressure and a second temperature by a pump unit; the... Agent:
20110056203 - Method for recuperating energy from an exhaust gas flow and motor vehicle: In a motor vehicle with an internal combustion engine providing a hot exhaust gas flow which is used as heat source for a Clausius-Rankine cycle process, wherein a pump is provided in the cycle for pumping, pressurizing and circulating an operating fluid, the pumping operation is controlled by a controller... Agent:
20110056204 - Self-contained oil feed heat shield for a gas turbine engine: A gas turbine engine fuel heat shield configured to shield fuel from high temperatures of surrounding turbine components to prevent coking of the fuel is disclosed. The gas turbine engine fuel heat shield may be formed from a generally elongated member having a first collar at a first end and... Agent:
20110056205 - Burner arrangement and use of same: A burner arrangement is provided including a swirl-generating premix burner for providing a fuel/air mixture produced with a first fuel as well as a mixing pipe adjoining the premix burner downstream thereof and extending into a combustion chamber. In the case of such a burner arrangement, safer operation with highly... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd
20110056206 - Fuel injector for use in a gas turbine engine: A fuel injector in a combustor apparatus of a gas turbine engine. An outer wall of the injector defines an interior volume in which an intermediate wall is disposed. A first gap is formed between the outer wall and the intermediate wall. The intermediate wall defines an internal volume in... Agent:
20110056207 - Diffuser for turbine engine including indented annular webs: A diffuser for a turbine engine that includes two annular webs extending inside one another and connected between them by substantially radial vanes, wherein the downstream peripheral edge of at least one of the webs includes indentions evenly distributed about the longitudinal axis of the diffuser.... Agent: Snecma
20110056209 - Method of operating thermal equipment fed with aluminum and titanium in order to reduce high-temperature corrosion and fouling: The invention provides methods of operating thermal equipment, for example, gas turbines and methods for protecting hot parts of thermal equipment from, for example, corrosion by ash from an alkali metal or from lead; fouling by ash of an alkaline-earth metal, lead or a transition metal; and the combined effects... Agent: Ge Energy Products France Snc
20110056208 - Reversed-flow core for a turbofan with a fan drive gear system: A gas turbine engine comprises a fan drive gear system, a low spool connected to the fan drive gear system, and a high spool disposed aft of the low spool. The low spool comprises a rearward-flow low pressure compressor disposed aft of the fan drive gear system, and a forward-flow... Agent: United Technologies Corporation
20110056210 - Surge margin regulation: The present invention relates to control of engine variable of a gas turbine engine to regulate the surge margins of at least two compressors. A controller (20) receives data measured from engine sensors (22, 23) and uses said data to determine an indication of surge margin for each of at... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC
20110056211 - Method for operating a gas turbine plant: A gas turbine plant has a compressor (2), a first combustion chamber (6) followed by a high pressure turbine (4), a second combustion chamber (10) and a low pressure turbine (5). In the first combustion chamber (6) a first gaseous fuel (8) is injected and combusted, generating first hot gases... Agent:
20110056212 - System and method for applying energy externally for fuel gas for dew point heating in gas turbine power plant: In a gas turbine power plant, pressurized fuel gas undergoes pressure reduction and gas expansion before being provided to a gas turbine. Condensations, which can damage the turbine, can form as the fuel gas cools when the fuel gas undergoes the pressure reduction and expansion. An electric startup heater is... Agent:
20110056213 - Spool support structure for a multi-spool gas turbine engine: A gas turbine engine is provided that includes a low pressure spool, a high pressure spool, a stationary support frame, and at least one support arch. The low pressure spool extends between a low pressure compressor and a low pressure turbine. The high pressure spool extends between a high pressure... Agent: United Technologies Corporation
20110056214 - Smart wireless engine sensor: Sensors are mounted to an engine to detect engine conditions and send information to an engine controller or other engine component through a wireless connection. Ports are located on the engine controller. An antenna assembly is plugged into one of the ports and wirelessly receives the signal from the sensor.... Agent:03/03/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110047958 - Turbine generator system: Provided is a turbine generator system capable of sufficiently lubricating a bearing without impeding heat transmissibility of an evaporator and a condenser. The turbine generator system comprises a turbine power generation unit including a generator and a turbine for driving the generator, an evaporator which receives heat from a heat... Agent:
20110047959 - Air particle separator for a gas turbine engine: An assembly for separating debris from a pressurization air flow adjacent to a bearing compartment seal includes a baffle and a capture annulus. The baffle is disposed in the pressurization air flow upstream of the compartment seal. The capture annulus is positioned adjacent the baffle and has a cavity to... Agent:
20110047960 - Dual-flow turbine engine for aircraft with low noise emission: The invention relates to a dual-flow turbine engine for an aircraft with low noise emission, wherein the opening (6) for the cold flow (9) of the turbine engine is provided with short, narrow, and spaced chevrons (15) that penetrate deeply, like claws, into said cold flow (9).... Agent:
20110047962 - Pulse detonation combustor configuration for deflagration to detonation transition enhancement: According to one aspect of the invention, a pulse detonation combustor chamber is provided having an ignition chamber and a detonation chamber. The cross-sectional area of the ignition chamber is greater than the cross-sectional area of the detonation chamber. A flame is generated in the ignition chamber upon ignition of... Agent:
20110047961 - Pulse detonation inlet management system: A pulse detonation combustor valve assembly is provided that includes a fixed valve portion having an inlet and a reciprocating valve portion. The valve assembly is coupled to a pulse detonation combustor. The reciprocating valve portion is exterior to the fixed valve portion and coaxially aligned with the fixed valve... Agent:
20110047963 - Exhaust processing device and manufacturing method thereof: An exhaust processing device includes a main body tube portion and a closing tube portion. The main body tube portion includes an opening in an axial end thereof, houses a main body exhaust path in an inside thereof, which allows an exhaust gas to pass therethrough. The closing tube portion... Agent:
20110047966 - Apparatus, system, and method for diesel exhaust fluid heating control: According to one embodiment, an apparatus for controlling the heating of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) in a DEF delivery system includes a temperature comparison module that compares a difference between a sensed ambient air temperature and a sensed DEF tank temperature with a predetermined temperature difference threshold. Additionally, the apparatus... Agent:
20110047967 - Method for an emission-optimized transfer from a mode of an internal combustion engine to another mode: In a method for an emission-optimized transition between a spark-ignition mode of an internal combustion engine and a self-ignition mode of the internal combustion engine, the internal combustion engine is operated in the preparation phase and chronologically before the transition of modes in a spark-ignition mode in at least one... Agent:
20110047964 - Methods, systems, and apparatuses of scr diagnostics: One embodiment is a method including operating an SCR system at a plurality of commanded ammonia to NOx input ratios, providing a plurality of data indicating NOx output from the SCR system for the plurality of commanded ammonia to NOx input ratios, and evaluating the plurality of data to diagnose... Agent:
20110047965 - Use of a lubricant in an internal combustion engine: The present invention relates to the use of a lubricant in a diesel engine equipped with a regenerable diesel particulate trap, wherein the lubricant comprises a base oil component having a paraffin content of greater than 80 wt % paraffins, a saturates content of greater than 98 wt %, and... Agent:
20110047973 - Apparatus, system, and method for controlling multiple diesel particulate filters: According to one embodiment, an apparatus for controlling regeneration events on multiple diesel particulate filters (DPFs) of an exhaust after-treatment system includes a regeneration event synchronization module and regeneration event termination module. The regeneration event synchronization module is configured to simultaneously initiate a regeneration event on a first DPF and... Agent:
20110047972 - Device and method for metering a reducing agent into an exhaust gas system of a motor vehicle: In an internal-combustion engine exhaust gas system, a storage tank stores the reducing agent, a supply pipe connects the storage tank to a metering unit which introduces the reducing agent into the exhaust gas system. A pump mechanism within the supply pipe conveys the reducing agent. A pressure sensor detects... Agent:
20110047971 - Dosing control systems and methods: A dosing control system for a vehicle includes a pump control module and an enabling/disabling module. The pump control module controls a pump that provides dosing agent to a dosing agent injector located upstream of a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst in an exhaust system. The enabling/disabling module disables the... Agent:
20110047974 - Exhaust flow segregator and associated systems and methods: According to one embodiment, an exhaust gas after-treatment apparatus includes an exhaust tube through which a main exhaust gas stream is flowable. The exhaust tube defines an exhaust flow channel. The apparatus also includes an exhaust flow segregator positioned within the exhaust tube. The exhaust flow segregator separates the exhaust... Agent:
20110047970 - High efficiency nox reduction system and method: An exhaust gas stream aftertreatment system and method achieves high efficiency NOx reduction in exhaust gas emissions by arranging a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst element upstream from a NOx adsorber catalyst. In an exemplary embodiment, a reductant is introduced into the exhaust gas stream, exposing the exhaust gas stream... Agent:
20110047975 - Honeycomb structure-type catalyst for purifying exhaust gas exhausted from automobile, method for producing the same and method for purifying exhaust gas using the same catalyst: A catalyst for purifying exhaust gas, which is a relatively cheap three-way-catalyst containing noble metal components, and is capable of suppressing sintering of the noble metals even at high temperature, and purifying a carbon monoxide (CO), a hydrocarbon (HC) and a nitrogen oxide (NOx), and is superior, in particular, in... Agent:
20110047968 - Method and apparatus for de-sulfurization on a diesel oxidation catalyst: A diesel exhaust after-treatment system (110, 210) for a vehicle includes a precious metal primary diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC1) and a precious metal secondary diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC2). The primary diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC1) is located on an exhaust pipe (116, 250) and in fluid communication with and between an... Agent:
20110047969 - Post injection bucketing strategy to avoid hardware cavitation: An engine control system (18) causes fuel to be post-injected into combustion chambers by a “buffering” or “bucketing” strategy (instructions 100-111 in FIG. 3) to mitigate fuel system cavitation during regeneration of a diesel particulate filter (24).... Agent:
20110047976 - Exhaust gas treatment apparatus: An exhaust gas treatment apparatus 1a of the present invention includes: a tubular body 10, a discharge electrode 12 disposed inside the tubular body 10, and a stick-shaped dust collection electrode 14. The number of the particulates 22 suspended in the exhaust gas 20 is decreased by charging the particulate... Agent:
20110047977 - Exhaust device for diesel vehicle: An exhaust device for a diesel vehicle may include a diesel fuel catalyst provided downstream of a turbocharger, a hydrocarbon Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) catalyst provided downstream of the diesel fuel catalyst, a catalyst-coated diesel particulate filter provided downstream of the hydrocarbon SCR catalyst, and a secondary fuel injector provided... Agent:
20110047979 - Fuel-fired combustor: A fuel-fired combustor includes a housing with a combustion chamber. The housing has an inlet and an outlet. A fuel inlet to the housing supplies fuel to the combustion chamber. An igniter ignites a mixture of exhaust gas and fuel to produce a flame for increasing an internal temperature. At... Agent:
20110047978 - Method for evaluating degradation of a particulate matter sensor: A system for improving operation of an engine having a particulate matter sensor is presented. The system may be used to improve engine operation during cold starts especially under conditions where water vapor or entrained water droplets are present in vehicle exhaust gases. In one embodiment, degradation of a particulate... Agent:
20110047980 - Engine control systems and methods for minimizing fuel consumption: An engine control system comprises a temperature control module and an engine disabling module. The temperature control module regulates a first temperature of an electrically heated catalyst (EHC) based on a first predetermined light-off temperature while an engine is shut down. The engine disabling module selectively disables start up of... Agent:
20110047981 - Catalyst temperature control systems and methods for hybrid vehicles: A catalyst temperature control system of the present disclosure includes a vehicle start anticipation module and an electrically heated catalyst (EHC) control module. The vehicle start anticipation module determines whether a vehicle start is anticipated based on at least one of a plurality of vehicle conditions before an ignition switch... Agent:
20110047982 - Control of diesel particulate filter regeneration duration: Termination of regeneration of a particulate filter may be based on a variable percent threshold of stored particulate, where the percent threshold of stored particulate depends on a current soot burn rate. In one example approach, a method for controlling regeneration of a diesel particulate filter comprises: terminating regeneration based... Agent:
20110047983 - Exhaust system: An exhaust system may include an exhaust line through which exhaust gas that is formed in an engine is exhausted, a nitrogen oxide purification catalyst that is disposed on the exhaust line to reduce nitrogen oxide that is included in the exhaust gas, an injector to additionally inject fuel into... Agent:
20110047984 - Exhaust system: An exhaust system, may include an exhaust line through which exhaust gas passes, a nitrogen oxide purification catalyst that is mounted on the exhaust line to reduce nitrogen oxide of the exhaust gas, an injector that is mounted at an upstream side of the nitrogen oxide purification catalyst to additionally... Agent:
20110047986 - Retrofit aftertreatment system for treating diesel exhaust: An exhaust aftertreatment system for diesel engines includes a filtration station, a NOx reduction station, a temperature sensor, a pressure data generator, a NOx sensor, a reductant dispenser, and a controller. The filtration station filters particulate material from the exhaust. The NOx reduction station reduces NOx concentration in the exhaust.... Agent:
20110047985 - System for an engine having a particulate matter sensor: A system for improving operation of an engine having a particulate matter sensor is presented. The system may be used to improve engine operation during cold starts especially under conditions where water vapor or entrained water droplets are present in vehicle exhaust gases. In one embodiment, an engine controller that... Agent:
20110047987 - Exhaust emission control system of internal combustion engine: An exhaust emission control system of an internal combustion engine includes: a bypass passage (22) provided in an exhaust passage (14) of the engine and arranged to bypass a main passage (16) as a part of the exhaust passage, a NOx adsorbent (28) provided in the bypass passage and adapted... Agent:
20110047988 - Catalyst and method of manufacture: A catalyst system comprising a first catalytic composition comprising a first catalytic material disposed on a metal inorganic support; wherein the metal inorganic support has pores; and at least one promoting metal. The catalyst system further comprises a second catalytic composition comprising, (i) a zeolite, or (ii) a first catalytic... Agent:
20110047989 - Apparatus for after-treatment of exhaust from diesel engine: An apparatus for after-treatment of exhaust gas from a diesel engine may include a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) located upstream of an exhaust pipe connected to an engine exhaust manifold, a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) located downstream of the diesel particulate filter, and an ammonia Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) catalyst... Agent:
20110047991 - Exhaust gas purification apparatus: An exhaust gas purification apparatus includes a first oxidation catalyst provided in a passage through which exhaust gas flows, a particulate matter collecting device provided downstream of the first oxidation catalyst, a selective catalytic reduction catalyst integrally formed with the particulate matter collecting device and having ammonia adsorption property, a... Agent:
20110047990 - Exhaust gas purifier and system for exhaust gas purification: In an exhaust gas purifier (10) including an NOx catalyst (12) of the selective reduction type and a DPF (14), which are arranged in series, and being disposed in an exhaust passage (2) of an internal combustion engine, provided are: a passage for urea supply (16) having a hydrolysis catalyst... Agent:
20110047992 - Partial coating of platinum group metals on filter for increased soot mass limit and reduced costs: A diesel particulate filter has a thin band of washcoated filter material either on the inlet of the upstream side or the outlet of the downstream side. The washcoating is with platinum group metals (PGM), e.g., Pt and Pd added to the surface and pore structure of a DPF. The... Agent:
20110047994 - Exhaust gas purification apparatus: An exhaust gas purification apparatus includes an exhaust gas passage, a first oxidation catalyst, a selective catalytic reduction catalyst, an oxidation-reduction catalyst and a urea water supply device. Exhaust gas is flowed through the first oxidation catalyst. The first oxidation catalyst is disposed in the exhaust gas passage. The selective... Agent:
20110047993 - Exhaust purification system of internal combustion engine: In an exhaust purification system of an internal combustion, comprising a NOX catalyst device which has a reducing material holding ability to hold reducing material and can reduce NOX by using of reducing material, a first control, in which an amount of reducing material of the equivalence ratio over 1... Agent:
20110047995 - Catalyst and method of manufacture: A catalyst system comprising a first catalytic composition comprising, (i) a first component comprising a zeolite, and (ii) a second component comprising a homogeneous solid mixture containing at least one catalytic metal and at least one metal inorganic network; wherein the pores of the solid mixture have an average diameter... Agent:
20110047996 - Exhaust gas treatment apparatus with improved pressure pulse damping: The invention relates to an apparatus for metering at least one medium for reducing pollutant levels in an exhaust system, in particular for the introduction of fuel into an exhaust tract for regenerating an element for reducing pollutant levels in the exhaust tract. The apparatus includes at least one injection... Agent:
20110047997 - Exhaust venturi apparatus, system, and method: An exhaust Venturi apparatus, system, and method includes an elongate housing for passage of exhaust gases, a Venturi mechanism disposed on the housing, the Venturi mechanism configured to create a low-pressure zone in the exhaust gases within the housing, and an aperture disposed in a side of the housing downstream... Agent:
20110047998 - Exhaust system, a saddle riding type vehicle having the same, and a method of manufacturing and mounting an exhaust pipe: An exhaust system includes an exhaust pipe. The exhaust pipe includes an outer pipe and an inner pipe. A first through-hole and a second through-hole are provided in a peripheral surface of the outer pipe and a peripheral surface of the inner pipe, respectively, to receive an exhaust gas detector.... Agent:
20110047999 - Control unit of hydraulic brake apparatus for vehicle: A control unit of a hydraulic brake apparatus for a vehicle including a housing, a switching control valve, pressure increase control valves, pressure decrease control valves, a reservoir, a pump driven by a motor, a first passage, a second passage, an inner bore and a passage forming member being liquid-tightly... Agent:
20110048000 - Turbine or compressor, in particular for a turbo-compound system: the relative bearing play of the outer bearing gap, which is defined as the difference between the inner diameter of the housing in the bearing and the outer diameter of the floating bush in the bearing, divided by the outer diameter of the floating bush in the bearing, is less... Agent:
20110048002 - turbine exhaust recirculation: An exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system and a method for recirculating an exhaust gas stream from an outlet to an inlet of a turbomachine are provided. The EGR system includes a guide element to channel the exhaust gas stream from the inlet to the outlet and a Rankine cycle system... Agent:
20110048001 - Exhaust gas recirculation system of internal combustion engine: An object of the present invention is to provide a technology of preventing, in an exhaust gas recirculation system having a low pressure EGR passage that recirculates a part of the exhaust gas from the exhaust passage at some point downstream of the exhaust gas purification apparatus to the intake... Agent:
20110048003 - Integrated egr mixer and ported shroud housing compressor: An exemplary compressor housing includes a compressor volute; concentric walls that define an annular passage and a compressor wheel shroud disposed about a central axis where a compressor wheel positioned with respect to the shroud has an intended direction of rotation about the central axis; positioned with respect to the... Agent:
20110048004 - Motor vehicle internal combustion engine egr loop:
20110048005 - Loop geothermal system: This system enables energy production from subterranean rock formations of moderate temperature at moderate depths because any production fluid, such as water, hydrocarbon, or refrigerant, can be used to optimize energy production. Furthermore, natural porosity and permeability of the subterranean rock formations at moderate depths may provide sufficient natural circulation... Agent:
20110048006 - Solar desalinization plant: A desalinization plant and process utilizes solar radiation to produce steam from seawater which is then used to generate freshwater and electricity.... Agent:
20110048007 - Power conversion apparatus: The present application relates to a power conversion device suitable for converting a temperature differential between two fluids into a source of energy comprising: a pressure vessel comprising at least one inlet hatch, suitable for receiving a first fluid of a first temperature and at least one outlet hatch suitable... Agent:
20110048010 - Apparatus and method for close coupling of heat recovery steam generators with gas turbines: A heat recovery steam generator (“HRSG”) 40, which is closely coupled to a gas turbine, includes a flow controls structural array 10 disposed upstream of the tubes 42 of the HRSG 40. The structural array 10 is formed of a plurality of grate-like panels 18 secured to horizontal supports 24... Agent:
20110048009 - Generating power from medium temperature heat sources: A method, and associated apparatus, for generating power from medium temperature heat sources in the range of 200° to 700° C. with improved efficiency compared to systems operating on a Rankine cycle in which the working fluid is condensed at the same temperature. Water is heated in a boiler (11)... Agent:
20110048008 - Hydro-electric reactor: The Hydro-Electric Reactor is a renewable and reliable green energy technology which uses only ambient air from the atmosphere, indoors or outdoors, to generate electricity through four stages of air compression known as the Multiple-Compression-Propulsion-System that enables pressurized air to be driven through a network of specially designed Micro-Turbines which... Agent:
20110048011 - Steam turbine power plant and operating method thereof: A steam turbine power plant 10 includes a steam turbine facility 20 in which power is generated by driving steam turbines with steam from a boiler 21 generating steam using combustion heat and steam from a heat collecting steam generator 31 generating steam using sunlight, and a carbon dioxide collecting... Agent:
20110048012 - Energy recovery system and method using an organic rankine cycle with condenser pressure regulation: An energy recovery system and method using an organic rankine cycle is provided for recovering waste heat from an internal combustion engine, which effectively controls condenser pressure to prevent unwanted cavitation within the fluid circulation pump. A coolant system may be provided with a bypass conduit around the condenser and... Agent:
20110048013 - Power plant: A power plant (10) having a primary water-steam cycle (11) that generates a primary electrical load via a generator (101) and a recovery cycle (12) that generates a secondary electrical load via a generator (102). The overlap between the cycles (11, 12) occurs in the condensing section (40). An evaporator... Agent:
20110048014 - Combination power generating system: A combination power generating system includes a first power generating system, which boils water into steam to turn a first turbine for driving a first generator to generate electricity, and a second power generating system, which utilizes waste heat from the first power generating system to heat an organic solvent... Agent:
20110048015 - Power plant with co2 capture and compression: A power plant frequency response characteristic is implemented by controlling the power consumption of a CO2 capture and compression system. A power reserve is provided for under-frequency events without deloading the plant to part load, by an operating method, in which the power consumption of the CO2 capture system is... Agent:
20110048016 - Energy-recovery system for a production plant: A production plant comprises a primary-process system (10) and an energy-recovery system (100). The energy-recovery system (100) includes a fluid line (110) for conveying a medium and a heat exchanger (120) placing the fluid line (110) in heat-transfer relationship with an exhaust line (40) upstream of a scrubber (70). The... Agent:
20110048018 - Combustion device of a gas turbine: A combustion device for a gas turbine that includes a portion having first and second walls that defines an inside of the combustion device, a zone between the first and second walls and an outside of the combustion device. A plurality of first passages connect the inside of the combustion... Agent:
20110048017 - Method of depositing protective coatings on turbine combustion components: A method is provided for high velocity air plasma spraying (APS) application of a protective coating system, such as a bond coat with or without an overlying ceramic thermal barrier coat, to a superalloy metal substrate. Application of MCrAlY alloy bond particles (where M is at least one of iron,... Agent:
20110048019 - Turbine enhancement system: The present invention is concerned with a system and method for enhancing the performance of a wind turbine, which involves injecting air from an array of nozzles into the airflow upstream of the turbine in order to reduce the turbulence and/or increase the velocity and/or control the pressure of the... Agent:
20110048020 - Acoustic damper: An apparatus for attenuating acoustic oscillations of a gas flow contained in part by a combustor wall of a gas turbine engine combustor, wherein the combustor includes at least one air/fuel mixer, includes at least one resonating tube with a closed end and an open end and a single cavity... Agent:
20110048021 - Acoustically stiffened gas turbine combustor supply: In one embodiment, a system includes a variable geometry resonator configured to couple to a fluid path upstream from a combustor of a turbine engine. The variable geometry resonator is configured to dampen pressure oscillations in the fluid path and the combustor.... Agent:
20110048022 - System and method for combustion dynamics control of gas turbine: A combustor minimizes combustion emissions at a lower level of combustion dynamics during combustor even fuel-split conditions by varying the fuel impedance through geometrical changes or inert addition in various nozzle groups than that achievable during combustor even fuel-split conditions with a multi-fuel nozzle combustor using a nozzle fuel impedance... Agent:
20110048023 - Fuel nozzle swirler assembly: A fuel nozzle air swirler assembly has a slotted cap to provide stress-relief. The stress-relief slits in the cap have an axial and a tangential component to impart a swirl to the air leaking therethrough in the same direction as that of the air exiting the swirler body.... Agent:
20110048024 - Gas turbine combustor with quench wake control: A gas turbine engine has a combustor module including an annular combustor having a liner assembly that defines an annular combustion chamber and includes a circumferential row of a plurality of relatively large combustion dilution air admission holes and a circumferential row of a plurality of smaller quench air admission... Agent:
20110048025 - Nozzle plasma flow control utilizing dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators: Dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators are used to manipulate exhaust flow within and behind a jet engine nozzle. The dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators may be used to direct cooling airflow near the surface of the nozzle to reduce heating of the nozzle, create thrust vectoring, and reduce noise associated... Agent:
20110048026 - System and process for the reduction of harmful substances in engine exhaust gases: A system (10) for reducing harmful substances in engine exhaust gases comprises a fuel cell (12), which is adapted to generate electrical energy and a steam-containing fuel cell exhaust gas during operation. A fuel tank (38) serves to store fuel which is to be supplied to an engine (44) during... Agent:
20110048027 - Turbine driven by predetermined deflagration of anaerobic fuel and method thereof: The present invention discloses a turbine assembly (20b) driven by predetermined deflagration of anaerobic fuel. The use of anaerobic fuel enables operation without any necessity for an additional oxidant, and leads to more efficient and environmentally friendly turbine operation. In addition, the gaseous products of the deflagration can be used... Agent:
20110048028 - System for controlling a plurality of functions of a turbojet engine: A control system for controlling a plurality of distinct functions of a turbojet engine, each function being associated with a respective actuation device. The system includes: an electric motor adapted to supply mechanical energy to each of the actuation devices; an electronic control unit for the electric motor; and at... Agent:
20110048029 - Turbomachine core coupling assembly: A coupling assembly for an engine core of a turbomachine is provided. The coupling assembly comprises a duct having a substantially circular shape and surrounding the engine core, and a plurality of coupling struts, each coupling strut extending only in a substantially vertical direction relative to the direction of gravity... Agent:
20110048030 - Impingement cooled transition piece aft frame: An aft frame of a turbine engine transition piece body is provided and includes an annular body disposed within a first annular space defined between an impingement sleeve and a compressor discharge casing and aft of a second annular space defined between the transition piece body and the impingement sleeve... Agent:Previous industry: Chain, staple, and horseshoe making
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