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Power plants April category listing, related patent applications 04/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20110094204 - Coupling system connecting an internal structure and an external stucture of a jet engine nacelle: The present invention relates to a turbofan jet engine nacelle intended to be attached to a structure of an aircraft by an engine strut and comprising a forward air inlet section, a mid-section intended to surround a jet engine fan, and an aft section having an internal structure intended to... Agent: Aircelle
20110094205 - System for inerting a volume in a vehicle: A system is provided for inerting a volume in a vehicle has at least one exhaust gas extraction point on at least one internal combustion engine of the vehicle, and exhaust gas line for routing exhaust gas from the exhaust gas extraction point to the volume, and at least one... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh
20110094207 - Method for cleaning internal combustion engine exhaust gases: Described is a method for cleaning the exhaust gases of internal combustion engines, which method is suitable for reducing harmful gases and particle emissions. Here, the exhaust gas to be cleaned is conducted, under operating conditions, with a discontinuous profile of the air ratio λ across a wall-flow filter substrate... Agent: Umicore Ag & Co. Kg
20110094206 - Reductant injection and decomposition system: According to one embodiment, a reductant injection apparatus includes an injector attachment portion to which a reductant injector is coupleable. The apparatus also includes a perforated tubular portion coupled to the injector attachment portion. The perforated tubular portion includes an inlet, an outlet, and a diverging sidewall extending from the... Agent: Cummins Filtration Ip, Inc
20110094208 - Method and device for controlling an exhaust gas post-treatment: In a method and device for controlling an exhaust gas post-treatment for an internal combustion engine with at least one cylinder (Z1-Z4) and one combustion chamber (26) and one exhaust gas tract (14) in which is disposed an SCR catalyst (34), a humidity parameter (HDT EXH) of an exhaust gas... Agent:
20110094209 - Method for correcting nitrogen oxide emission models: The invention relates to a method for correcting a model for determining the amount of reducing agent to inject for the selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides contained in exhaust gases, which includes the following steps: determining an amount of reducing agent to inject based on the amount of nitrogen... Agent: Peugeot Citroen Automobiles Sa
20110094210 - Exhaust gas purification apparatus for a diesel engine: An exhaust gas purification apparatus for a diesel engine mounted on a vehicle includes a regenerative diesel particulate filter, an accumulated amount detector, an exhaust gas temperature raising unit, and a forcible regeneration control unit. The forcible regeneration control unit measures an automatic regeneration enable time in which an automatic... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
20110094211 - Exhaust gas purifying catalyst: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes a monolithic substrate (2), and a transition metal oxide layer (3) formed in the monolithic substrate (2). The transition metal oxide layer (3) contains transition metal oxide powder including: transition metal oxide particles (10); a first compound (20) on which the transition metal oxide... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20110094212 - Compressed air energy storage system with reversible compressor-expander unit: A system and method for compressing and expanding air in a compressed air energy storage (CAES) system is disclosed. A CAES system is provided that is alternately operable in a compression mode and an expansion mode and includes therein a motor-generator unit and a drive shaft connected to the motor-generator... Agent:
20110094213 - Method and apparatus for controlling a pump: An electro-hydraulic control system for pump control is disclosed. The hydraulic actuator is configured to control the inclination of a swashplate. The position of the hydraulic actuator is controlled by controlling the flow of pressurized fluid into and out of two pressure chambers, one on either side of the actuator.... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20110094214 - High response hydraulic actuator: A hydraulic actuator for pump control is disclosed. The hydraulic actuator includes two hydraulically isolated chambers for actuation in one direction and two hydraulically isolated chambers for actuation in an opposite direction. Each of the four chambers is connected to a source of high pressure fluid by an electronically controlled... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20110094215 - Active material-based impulse actuators: An apparatus for and method of displacing a body, such as a projectile, piston, or the distal edge of a sunshade cover or energy absorbing honeycomb matrix, utilizing momentum generated by the rapid actuation of an active material element, such as a Martensitic shape memory alloy wire.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110094216 - Vehicle energy harvesting device using vehicle thermal gradients: A vehicle includes an energy harvesting system. The energy harvesting system includes a fluid, a heat engine, and a component. The fluid has a first fluid region at a first temperature and a second fluid region at a second temperature that is different from the first temperature. The heat engine... Agent: Hrl Laboratories
20110094217 - Electrostrictive composite and electrostrictive element using the same: An electrostrictive composite includes a flexible polymer matrix and a carbon nanotube film structure. The carbon nanotube film structure is located on a surface of the flexible polymer matrix, and at least partly embedded into the flexible polymer matrix through the first surface. The carbon nanotube film structure includes a... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20110094218 - Brake installation with master cylinder and brake booster but no push rod: Brake installation consisting of a master cylinder associated with a brake booster furnished with a motor driving an actuator piston and acting on the primary piston of the master cylinder by means of a reaction disk against which the piston rests. For a safety operation, the hydraulic actuator connected to... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20110094219 - Condensation trap for charge air cooler: Various systems and methods are described for a charge air cooler coupled to an engine. One example method comprises collecting condensate discharged from the cooler in a condensation trap coupled to an outside surface of a bend in an outlet duct of the cooler; during a first condition, temporarily storing... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110094222 - Turbine regulating valve system: A regulated two-stage turbocharger system is described. The turbocharger system includes high-pressure and low-pressure turbocharger units in communication with one another. The turbocharger system includes a valve system having valve members that are independently controllable so as to selectively control the gas flow into the turbine portions of the high-pressure... Agent: Borgwarner Inc.
20110094220 - Turbo-charger surge detection: A method of turbo-charger surge detection may include the steps of measuring a rate of air flow through a turbo-charger compressor, measuring a temperature of the air flow, calculating a standard mass flow rate of the air flow at the rate and the temperature, measuring a pressure ratio across the... Agent: Mack Trucks, Inc.
20110094221 - Turbocharger control systems and methods for improved transient performance: A turbocharger control system for a high-pressure turbocharger and a low-pressure turbocharger includes a turbo mode determination module and a transition control module. The turbo mode determination module determines a transition from a dual turbo mode to a single turbo mode. The high-pressure turbocharger is active in the dual turbo... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110094223 - Auxiliary systems for opposed piston engines: An opposed piston engine includes at least one cylinder with inlet and exhaust ports and opposed pistons disposed in the cylinder for reciprocating opposed motion toward and away from each other. An auxiliary system pumps liquid coolant separately to the cylinder and pistons. Another auxiliary system controls the flow of... Agent: Achates Power, Inc.
20110094224 - Metering exhaust gas recirculation system for a turbocharged engine having a turbogenerator system: An internal combustion engine having an engine block for internal combustion, a turbocharger for delivering pressurized intake air to the engine block, a turbogenerator for recovering heat energy from the exhaust gas downstream of the turbocharger to generate electricity, and an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system comprising an EGR-pump drawing... Agent:
20110094225 - Internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine includes a crankcase which accommodates cylinders, having at least one exhaust turbocharger and having an oil circuit containing at least one oil pump, in which engine oil is siphoned by at least one oil pump and delivered to the cylinders for lubrication, and in which the... Agent: Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
20110094226 - Process and apparatus for high energy efficiency chemical looping combustion: Process and apparatus are provided for a high energy efficiency chemical combustion process. The process provides two reaction steps, both of which are exothermic. First, a reduced oxygen carrier is contacted with oxygen in a reactor to form an oxidized oxygen carrier, such as metal oxide or metal suboxide, and... Agent:
20110094227 - Waste heat recovery system: In one embodiment, a waste heat recovery system includes a Rankine cycle system that circulates a working fluid that absorbs heat from exhaust gas. The Rankine cycle system includes an evaporator that may transfer sensible heat from the exhaust gas to the working fluid to produce cooled exhaust gas. The... Agent: General Electric Company
20110094228 - Method of increasing the performance of a carbonaceous fuel combusting boiler system: A method of increasing the power of a carbonaceous fuel combusting boiler system includes the steps of (a) feeding carbonaceous fuel into a furnace of the boiler system, (b) feeding oxidant gas into the furnace for combusting fuel to produce exhaust gas, (c) discharging the exhaust gas from the furnace... Agent: Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation
20110094229 - Adiabatic compressed air energy storage system with combustor: A system includes a drive shaft, a motor-generator coupled to the drive shaft, a compressor coupled to the drive shaft and configured to output compressed air to a cavern, and a turbine coupled to the drive shaft and configured to receive air from the cavern. The system includes a first... Agent:
20110094231 - Adiabatic compressed air energy storage system with multi-stage thermal energy storage: An ACAES system operable in a compression mode and an expansion mode of operation is disclosed and includes a compressor system configured to compress air supplied thereto and a turbine system configured to expand compressed air supplied thereto, with the compressor system including a compressor conduit and the turbine system... Agent:
20110094230 - System and method for carbon dioxide capture in an air compression and expansion system: A system includes a compression system fluidly coupled to a compartment to compress a first quantity of gas for storage in the compartment, the compression system including a compression path to convey the first quantity of gas; an expansion system fluidly coupled to the compartment to expand a second quantity... Agent:
20110094232 - Apparatus for conditioning airflow through a nozzle: A nozzle includes a center body and a shroud surrounding the center body to define an annular passage. An arcuate annular guide extending from a point radially inward of the shroud to a point radially outward of the shroud defines a first airflow between the arcuate annular guide and the... Agent: General Electric Company
20110094233 - Combustion device and method for controlling combustion device: A combustion device includes: a combustion liner in which a combustion chamber is formed; a main burner provided at a top portion of the combustion liner and including a premix passage configured to annularly inject a pre-mixed gas of a fuel and air into the combustion chamber and a radial... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110094235 - Combustor headend guide vanes to reduce flow maldistribution into multi-nozzle arrangement: A combustor for a gas turbine includes a plurality of nozzles provided in an array; a baffle plate configured to provide a desired air flow distribution to the array of nozzles; and a casing comprising a plurality of holes in an outer surface. The casing extends from a headend of... Agent:
20110094234 - Fuel flexible combustor systems and methods: The present application provides a combustor. The combustor may include a number of nozzles, a first fuel source with a low reactivity fuel therein, a second fuel source with a high reactivity fuel therein, and a primary valve for varying the flow of the low reactivity fuel and the high... Agent: General Electric Company
20110094236 - System and method of using a compressed air storage system with a gas turbine: A power generation system includes a first compressor, a second compressor, a combustor configured to receive compressed air from the second compressor to produce an exhaust stream, a first turbine, and a power turbine. The first turbine is configured to receive the exhaust stream, generate a rotational power from the... Agent:
20110094237 - Thermal power plant with co2 sequestration: A method for separation of CO2 from the combustion gas of a gas turbine comprising the steps of: withdrawing the combustion gas at an intermediate stage of the turbine, introducing the withdrawn combustion gas into a burner together with compressed air and additional carbonaceous fuel to cause a secondary combustion... Agent:
20110094238 - Model-based coordinated air-fuel control for a gas turbine: A fuel controller, and associated method, provides a fuel control output signal to a fuel control actuator to control operations. The fuel controller determines the fuel control output signal based on rotational speed error. A combustion air controller provides a combustion air control output signal to a combustion air control... Agent: General Electric Company
20110094239 - Low nox combustor for hydrogen-containing fuel and its operation: An object of the present invention is to provide a gas turbine combustor that supports hydrogen-containing gas having a high burning velocity and is capable of performing low NOx combustion without reducing reliability of a burner. A first fuel nozzle is provided upstream of a combustion chamber and supplies fuel... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110094240 - Swirl generator: A swirl generator for injecting fuel into a gas turbine by injection of the fuel into a channel of the swirl generator of the gas turbine. The fuel injection is predetermined by the arrangement of a fuel injecting insert in a swirl generator segment.... Agent: Man Diesel & Turbo Se
20110094241 - Gas turbine starting process: A starting process for a gas turbine (28) that holds the turbine speed of rotation at an ignition speed setting during an ignition window (58), with the ignition speed setting being based on ambient air conditions to achieve a specified combustor air mass flow rate (52). A fuel flow rate... Agent:
20110094242 - Method and apparatus for generating sustainable, study state power and cooling from a intermittent power source using renewable energy as a primary power source: A device to generate a cooling fluid for a cooling load may include a first renewable energy source to generate renewable energy, a hydrogen generator connected to the first renewable energy source to generate hydrogen from the renewable energy, a first storage device to store the hydrogen generated by the... Agent:04/21/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110088369 - Method for synchronizing the actuators of a movable thrust reverser cowl: The invention relates to a method for controlling a plurality of actuators (9a, 9b, 9c) for a movable thrust reverser cowl (1), characterized remarkable in that the position deviation between adjacent actuators is measured in real time, and in that the speed profile of the actuator or actuators in question... Agent: Aircelle
20110088368 - Thermally-integrated fluid storage and pressurization system: A propulsion system may be operated by determining pressure in a cryogenic liquid tank storing a fluid and cooling the cryogenic liquid tank in response to determining that the pressure is greater than a predetermined value. The cryogenic liquid tank may be pressurized by admitting a gaseous form of the... Agent: The Boeing Company
20110088370 - Pulsed detonation engine: According to the invention, the engine (I) includes a means for supplying fuel to the combustion chamber (7) of the fire tube (2), that comprises a variable-volume transfer chamber (9) for receiving fuel, a fuel transfer means (10) from the tank (4) of the engine (I) towards the transfer chamber... Agent:
20110088371 - System and method for inhibiting regeneration of a diesel particulate filter: A system and method for initiation and control of passive regeneration (38) of a diesel particulate filter (34), and the integration of that regeneration strategy with an active regeneration strategy (36) and a strategy (40, 40A) for inhibiting passive regeneration. Passive regeneration can be initiated by driver actuation of an... Agent:
20110088372 - Exhaust gas purification apparatus for internal combustion engine: An exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes an exhaust passage through which exhaust gas flows, a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst provided in the exhaust passage, a urea water supply device and a control unit for controlling amount of urea water to be supplied into the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
20110088373 - Method and aftertreatment configuration to reduce engine cold-start nox emissions: Systems and methods for reducing NOx emissions using a branched exhaust system with a first and second turbine including an emission-control device containing a zeolite, are described. In one example approach, a method comprises: during a first duration when exhaust temperature is below a first temperature threshold, directing exhaust gas... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110088374 - Telemetry-based regeneration strategy for an engine exhaust after-treatment device: A method for timing performance of a maintenance function, in particular the timing of regeneration of a diesel particulate filter (22) to conserve fuel as a motor vehicle (10) travels along a projected travel route. Certain road data about roads in a roadway system is processed to develop data for... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC
20110088375 - Exhaust purification apparatus for internal combustion engine: Disclosed is an exhaust purification device for an internal combustion engine provided with a venturi-shaped mixing chamber (13) upstream of a NOx catalyst (16), said mixing chamber (13) formed continuously from a tapering part (13a) along which the radius decreases in the downstream direction, a waist part (13b) at which... Agent: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck And Bus Corporation
20110088376 - Exhaust emission control device: An object of the invention is to provide an exhaust emission control device capable of favorably dispersing urea water for improved mixing with exhaust gas even if a flow rate of the exhaust gas is increased. An entry end of a mixing pipe is formed with a first opening at... Agent: Hino Motors, Ltd.
20110088377 - Exhaust purification device of internal combustion engine: In an exhaust purification device of an internal combustion engine, a pair of upstream side NOx storage catalysts storing NOx contained in the exhaust gas when the air-fuel ratio of the inflowing exhaust gas is lean and releasing the stored NOx when the air-fuel ratio of the inflowing exhaust gas... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110088378 - Exhaust heat recovery for transmission warm-up: An exhaust heat recovery system (EHRS) for a vehicle is provided that is operable to direct coolant heated by exhaust heat to a vehicle transmission under certain operating conditions after the engine is adequately heated by the exhaust heat and without further heating the engine with the exhaust heat. Thus,... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operation, Inc.
20110088379 - Exhaust gas diffuser: An exhaust gas diffuser includes a center body having an inlet adapted for coupling to a gas turbine, an outer wall, an inner wall and an end downstream from the inlet. The inner wall forms a continuous curve from an entry location to the end. The diffuser also includes a... Agent: General Electric Company
20110088380 - Damper assembly with coulomb dampening and rivet access: A torque converter, including: a turbine shell; a turbine hub fixedly connected to the turbine shell; and a damper assembly. The damper assembly includes: a damper hub; first and second cover plates fixedly connected to one another and engaged with a first plurality of springs, the second plate fixedly connected... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg
20110088381 - Drive train with a hydrodynamic machine arranged on the output side of the transmission: The invention relates to a drivetrain, in particular a motor vehicle drivetrain, comprising: an engine; a gearbox comprising a main output and at least one auxiliary output; a hydrodynamic machine disposed at the auxiliary output on the gearbox output side; the hydrodynamic machine comprises a housing, stator vanes, and a... Agent: Voith Patent Gmbh
20110088382 - Device and method for converting wind energy: A device for converting wind energy into a reciprocating motion. The device has a sail that extends in a main wind direction and pivotally oscillates when subjected to wind. The sail is connected to a first support that is configured to move in a first direction when the sail during... Agent: Winfoor Ab
20110088383 - Hydraulic system for aircraft: A hydraulic system for aircraft wherein at least one circuit includes two hydraulic pumps, at least one of which is driven by an engine that may suffer uncontained failure that can damage hydraulic lines close to the pump, is equipped with pressure sensors for the hydraulic fluid in the lines... Agent: Airbus Operations (s.a.s)
20110088384 - Apparatus and methods for controlling hydraulically-powered apparatus: In one aspect, the disclosure herein provides an apparatus that in one configuration includes a first hydraulic power unit for supplying a first fluid under pressure to a first chamber for controlling motion of a first movable member and a second hydraulic power unit for supplying a second fluid under... Agent: Danaher Corporation
20110088385 - Fluid pressure actuator unit: A fluid pressure cylinder (3) is connected to a discharge port (24) of a fluid pressure pump (2). A suction port (25) of the fluid pressure pump (2) is connected to a tank (10) via a suction passage (11) in which a flow restrictor (15) is provided. A change-over valve... Agent: Kayaba Industry Co., Ltd.
20110088386 - Configurations of a stirling engine and heat pump: A configuration of heat engine, a stirling engine, is presented that utilizes an even number of axially opposed, axially aligned cylinders and that can be made using almost unlimited variations in the number of cylinder pairings, size, length, operating temperatures and pressures, materials, heating and cooling sources, etc. The axially... Agent:
20110088387 - Methods of manufacturing highly integrated sma actuators: A shape memory alloy (SMA) actuator assembly is provided that includes an SMA component. The SMA component is used to impart motion in an output shaft. Also provided is a return force component that provides a variable, tailored return force to the SMA component. Additionally, a variety of protective mechanisms... Agent:
20110088391 - Exhaust gas turbocharger for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle: In an exhaust gas turbocharger for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle with a turbine comprising a turbine housing with at least a first and a second spiral channel, each being coupled to an exhaust gas line of an exhaust gas tract of the internal combustion engine for... Agent:
20110088389 - Method for controlling a wastegate in a turbocharged internal combustion engine: A method for controlling the wastegate in a turbocharged internal combustion engine including the steps of: determining, during a design phase, a control law which provides an objective opening of a controlling actuator of the wastegate according to the supercharging pressure; determining an objective supercharging pressure; measuring an actual supercharging... Agent:
20110088388 - Method for controlling with adaptivity a wastegate in a turbocharged internal combustion engine: A method for controlling the wastegate in a turbocharged internal combustion engine including the steps of: determining, during a design phase, a control law which provides an objective opening of a controlling actuator of the wastegate according to the supercharging pressure; determining an objective supercharging pressure; measuring an actual supercharging... Agent:
20110088390 - Method for zone controlling a wastegate in a turbocharged internal combustion engine: A method for controlling the wastegate in a turbocharged internal combustion engine including the steps of: determining, during a design phase, a control law which provides an objective opening of a controlling actuator of the wastegate according to the supercharging pressure; determining an objective supercharging pressure; measuring an actual supercharging... Agent:
20110088392 - Radial compressor, particularly for an exhaust gas turbocharger of an internal combustion engine: In a radial compressor, particularly of an exhaust gas turbocharger of an internal combustion engine, having a compressor housing within which a compressor wheel is disposed for compressing air from an inflow channel of the compressor housing and directing the air to an outflow channel of the compressor housing, the... Agent:
20110088393 - Turbocharger and air induction system incorporating the same and method of using the same: A turbocharger having a turbine housing with an integral EGR conduit is disclosed. The turbine includes a turbine wheel attached to a turbine shaft and rotatably disposed in a turbine housing having a turbine volute conduit having a turbine inlet passage fluidly coupled to a turbine volute conduit having a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110088394 - Waste heat regeneration system: A waste heat regeneration system for a vehicle having a vehicle engine actuated by a start-stop switch includes Rankine cycle circuit, a motor generator, a by-pass circuit and a control device. The Rankine cycle circuit includes a pump, a boiler heating the heat medium by heat exchanging with waste heat... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
20110088395 - combustion method and apparatus: A method of combusting a very low cetane number material comprises injecting said material into a combustion cylinder of a heterogeneous-charge compression-ignition engine and supplying to the cylinder inlet port supplying the chamber combustion air or working fluid at a temperature substantially above ambient for substantially the entire time that... Agent:
20110088396 - Method and system for operating a solar steam system: Methods, apparatus and systems for operating a solar steam system in response to a detected or predicted reduced or impending reduced insolation event are disclosed herein. Examples of transient reduced insolation events include but are not limited to cloud-induced reduction in insolation, dust-induced reduction in insolation, and insolation events caused... Agent: Brightsource Industries (israel), Ltd.
20110088397 - Waste heat recovery system: The waste heat recovery system of an engine includes a Rankine cycle, a first bypass passage, a first valve and a control unit. The Rankine cycle allows a working fluid to circulate therethrough. The Rankine cycle has a first heat exchanger, a second heat exchanger, an expander and a condenser.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
20110088398 - Gas turbine engine exhaust diffuser and collector: Systems are provided that may be used to diffuse and deflect the flows of gas into a plurality of gas flows. A gas flow, for example, exhaust gas, may be diffused, that is, spread out by the diffuser. A flow deflector may be coupled to the diffuser so that the... Agent: General Electric Company
20110088399 - Combined cycle power plant including a refrigeration cycle: A method and system for augmenting the output of a combined cycle power plant having a gas turbine driving a generator, a heat recovery steam generator that recovers exhaust heat from the gas turbine to drive a steam turbine also driving a generator, and a refrigeration element that is powered... Agent:
20110088400 - Gas fuel supply apparatus: A gas fuel supply apparatus is constructed to be capable of supplying any one of propane gas and butane gas to a gas engine while switching between the propane gas and the butane gas. A check valve is provided in a gas fuel supply passages corresponding to a gas canister... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110088401 - Mixer assembly for gas turbine engine combustor: A mixer for a gas turbine engine combustor includes: (a) a primary fuel injector with upstream and downstream ends, the primary fuel injector including: (1) a hollow central portion configured to pass a first air stream; (2) an annular fuel passage at the downstream end, configured to discharge an annular... Agent: General Electric Company
20110088402 - Annular combustion chamber for a gas turbine engine: An annular combustion chamber for a gas turbine engine includes radially inner and outer walls connected together by a chamber end wall including openings, each of which receives a fuel injection system. Heat protection deflectors are fastened to the chamber end wall. Holes are formed through the chamber end wall... Agent: Snecma
20110088403 - Nozzle-area ratio float bias: A mechanism included in a convergent-divergent nozzle connected to an aft portion of a gas turbine engine, which mechanism includes a convergent flap configured to be kinematically connected to the aft portion of the gas turbine engine, a divergent flap pivotally connected to the convergent flap and configured to be... Agent: United Technologies Corporation
20110088404 - Reheat gas turbine: An external-reheat gas turbine and method are disclosed. A gas turbine system can include a compressor, an expander, a combustor disposed between the compressor and the expander, a boiler disposed between the compressor and the expander, a conduit including chargeable air and in thermal communication with the boiler and an... Agent: General Electric Company
20110088405 - Gas turbine engine temperature modulated cooling flow: A gas turbine engine cooling system includes a heat exchanger in fluid communication with a source of cooling air, a first cooling circuit including a first heat exchanger circuit in the heat exchanger and a first bypass circuit with a first bypass valve for selectively bypassing at least a portion... Agent:
20110088406 - Control system for gas turbine in material treatment unit: This invention discloses systems and methods for control of a gas turbine or a gas turbine generator, where the gas turbine is connected to a dryer vessel in which gas turbine exhaust gases are used to heat treat a material in the dryer vessel. The control system comprises one or... Agent: Earthrenew, Inc.
20110088407 - Fuel injector mounting system: A system is provided for mounting fuel injectors to a gas turbine engine. The system comprises an engine casing having a plurality of apertures formed therein. The system further comprises a plurality of first and second fuel injectors. Each fuel injector has a respective flange for mounting the fuel injector... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC
20110088408 - Fuel injector mounting system: A system for mounting a fuel injector to an engine casing with an aperture includes a fuel injector having a flange for mounting to the casing at the aperture. The flange allows it to pass through the aperture. An intermediate ring mediates the mounting of the flange to the casing... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC
20110088409 - Fuel injector mounting system: A combustor is provided for mounting a fuel injector to a gas turbine engine. The combustor comprises an engine casing having an aperture formed therein. The system further comprises a fuel injector having a flange for mounting the fuel injector to the casing at the aperture so that the fuel... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC04/14/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110083417 - Cooling system: A cooling system for an open rotor gas turbine engine is provided. The system comprises an engine exhaust, and a row of open rotor propeller blades located rearwardly of the exhaust such that hot exhaust gases impinge on the propeller blades. Each blade has an internal cooling network through which... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC
20110083416 - Propulsion engine: A propulsion engine (100) for an aircraft, the propulsion engine comprising: one or more fans (110, 120); driving means (132) arranged to drive the one or more fans; and power transfer means (134) connected to the one or more fans and arranged to selectively transfer a variable amount of power... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC
20110083418 - Flying object: In order to provide a flying object with an engine comprising a combustion chamber with a combustion space and a nozzle with a nozzle space following the combustion chamber, the transition between combustion chamber and nozzle lying in a plane in which a cross-section of the combustion space converges, in... Agent: Deutsches Zentrum Fuer Luft- Und Raumfahrt E.v.
20110083419 - Systems and methods for bypassing an inlet air treatment filter: A method of assembling an inlet air filter assembly for use with a turbine engine system. The method includes coupling an inlet hood to an air filter enclosure, such that an airflow path is defined between the inlet hood and the air filter enclosure. A pre-filter is coupled to the... Agent:
20110083420 - Subsonic and stationary ramjet engines: A ramjet engine (3, 4, 5), flying at Mach 3 has 64% efficiency, and at Mach 4 has 76% efficiency. Ramjet engines are currently only used for supersonic flight and have not been used as stationary engines with mechanical output. The present invention, in addition to subsonic flight, can be... Agent:
20110083421 - Exhaust gas treatment device and corresponding manufacturing process: An exhaust gas treatment device (1) for an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine has a housing (2), which has a jacket (4) and at least one bottom (7) on the end side. A simplified variant arises if at least one such bottom (7) is designed as a spherical... Agent:
20110083423 - Atmosphere learning device for oxygen concentration sensor: An atmosphere learning device performs atmosphere learning upon an output value from an oxygen concentration sensor based on the output value from the sensor when an exhaust passage is in an atmospheric state. The device includes a stop request determination device, an opening-closing valve control device, and a learning execution... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110083422 - Systems and methods for controlling regeneration of nitrogen oxide adsorbers: An exhaust treatment system includes a nitrogen oxide (NOx) monitoring module and a regeneration control module. The NOx monitoring module monitors first and second NOx levels in an exhaust stream produced by an engine, wherein the first NOx level is measured between first and second portions of a substrate of... Agent: Gb Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110083425 - Integrated fuel catalyst monitor: A method is provided for monitoring an emission device coupled to an engine. In one example approach, the method comprises: following a deceleration fuel shut-off duration, indicating degradation of the emission device based on an amount of rich products required to cause a sensor to become richer than a threshold.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110083424 - Method and apparatus for monitoring a reductant injection system in an exhaust aftertreatment system: An internal combustion engine operating at a lean air/fuel ratio includes a reductant injection system configured to dispense reductant into an exhaust gas feedstream upstream of a selective catalytic reduction device. The reductant injection system includes a reductant delivery system fluidly coupled to a reductant dispensing device that is configured... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110083426 - Emission control system with heat recovery device: In an emission control system, an absorbent in exhaust-emission passage absorbs a particular component in the emission with a temperature thereof being lower than a first temperature, and desorbs therefrom the absorbed particular component with the temperature thereof being equal to or higher than the first temperature. A catalyst in... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110083427 - Exhaust purification apparatus for internal combustion engine: The present invention provides an internal combustion engine exhaust purification apparatus includes a filter configured to collect particulate matter contained in exhaust gas, a selective catalytic reduction converter provided downstream of the filter to reduce nitrogen oxide contained, an oxidation catalyst converter with an adsorption function provided upstream of the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110083428 - Scr mixer: A device and method for catalytic reduction of NOx in gaseous products of combustion by directing the products of combustion through a particulate filter (32) and then into a mixing zone (28) through separate flow passages (34, 36) at respective velocities greater than that at which products of combustion leave... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company ,llc
20110083429 - Catalyst passing component determining apparatus and exhaust purification apparatus for internal combustion engine: The present invention comprises a selective reduction type NOx catalyst located in an exhaust passage and being capable of purifying NOx with ammonia, an oxidation catalyst located downstream of the selective reduction type NOx catalyst, an upstream sensor located between the selective reduction type NOx catalyst and the oxidation catalyst... Agent:
20110083430 - Engine for energy conversion: An engine for converting thermal energy to kinetic energy is provided. The engine includes a body of fluid having a first zone and a second zone, a thermal energy source thermally connected to the first zone for providing thermal energy thereto, and a thermal energy sink thermally connected to the... Agent:
20110083431 - Thermally-active material assemblies including phase change materials and methods for using them: A thermally-activated material assembly transformable between an actuated condition and a non-actuated condition including an actuator material that, in response to being heated and cooled above/below an actuation temperature, causes the actuator element to actuate from a non-actuated shape to an actuated shape, and vice versa, respectively. The assembly also... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20110083432 - Internal combustion engine and supercharger: A diesel or diesel-like internal combustion engine drivably connected to a variable internal compression ratio supercharger that supplies varying amounts of air to the engine responsive to the load requirements of the engine. The supercharger has a pair of rotors concurrently driven by the engine to move air to the... Agent:
20110083433 - Explosion protection for a turbine and combustion engine: In an explosion protection for gas a turbine which includes a turbine wheel and a turbine housing surrounding the turbine wheel, wherein the explosion protection comprises a multi-layer structure of material of a high rupture strength, the explosion protection is in the form of an essentially closed pot including a... Agent:
20110083434 - Method and apparatus for achieving higher thermal efficiency in a steam engine or steam expander: A high order of thermal efficiency is achieved in a steam engine or expander having a piston clearance that approximates zero together with a negligible amount of compression, such that pressure in the clearance volume approximates ambient pressure, i.e. atmospheric or condenser pressure as the case may be at the... Agent: Thermal Power Recovery LLC
20110083435 - Apparatus for combusting a fuel at high pressure and high temperature, and associated system: A combustor apparatus is provided, comprising a mixing arrangement for mixing a carbonaceous fuel with enriched oxygen and a working fluid to form a fuel mixture. A combustion chamber is at least partially defined by a porous perimetric transpiration member, at least partially surrounded by a pressure containment member. The... Agent: Palmer Labs, LLC
20110083436 - Systems, apparatus and methods for thermal energy storage, coupling and transfer: Systems, methods, and apparatus relating to the use of phase change material to store, transfer and convert heat, such as from solar radiation, to mechanical work or electricity. Apparatus, systems, components, and methods relating to thermal energy transfer and energy conversion are described herein. In one aspect, the invention relates... Agent: Infinia Corporation
20110083437 - Rankine cycle system: The rankine cycle system includes an evaporator coupled to a heat source and configured to circulate a working fluid in heat exchange relationship with a hot fluid from the heat source so as to heat the working fluid and vaporize the working fluid. An expander is coupled to the evaporator... Agent: General Electric Company
20110083438 - Systems and methods for combined thermal and compressed gas energy conversion systems: The invention relates to systems and methods including an energy conversion system for storage and recovery of energy using compressed gas, a source of recovered thermal energy, and a heat-exchange subsystem in fluid communication with the energy conversion system and the source of recovered thermal energy.... Agent:
20110083439 - Staged multi-tube premixing injector: A fuel injection nozzle includes a body member having an upstream wall opposing a downstream wall, and an internal wall disposed between the upstream wall and the downstream wall, a first chamber partially defined by the an inner surface of the upstream wall and a surface of the internal wall,... Agent: General Electric Corporation
20110083440 - High strength crossover manifold and method of joining: A secondary fuel nozzle includes a plurality of tubes axially extending downstream within the secondary fuel nozzle, the tubes defining passages operable to allow a flow of fluid to flow through each of the passages, the passages including an outermost tertiary passage and a radially inner secondary fuel passage. The... Agent: General Electric Company
20110083441 - System and method for distributing fuel in a turbomachine: A turbomachine includes a compressor, a turbine operatively connected to the compressor, and a combustion assembly fluidly connected between the compressor and the turbine. The combustion assembly includes an end cover including a plurality of fuel circuits, a fuel distributing flange fluidly connected to at least one of the plurality... Agent: General Electric Company
20110083442 - Apparatus and method for cooling nozzles: A nozzle includes a nozzle body and a cavity defined at least in part by the nozzle body. A plenum extends through the nozzle body into the cavity. At least one passage through the plenum provides fluid communication between the plenum and the cavity. Orifices through the nozzle body and... Agent: General Electric Company
20110083443 - Storage of electrical energy with thermal storage and return through a thermodynamic cycle: A device and a method for using overcapacities in the power grid is provided. In case of an oversupply of energy, the energy is transferred to a thermal storage device directly via a heating element and in the discharge case of the thermal storage device the heat is removed from... Agent:
20110083444 - Low btu fuel injection system: A system includes a gas turbine compressor including multiple radial protrusions disposed about a circumference of the gas turbine compressor. Each radial protrusion includes multiple gaseous fuel injection orifices configured to inject gaseous fuel into the gas turbine compressor.... Agent: General Electric Company04/07/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110078997 - Four-way diesel catalysts and methods of use: Provided are catalyst articles, emission treatment systems and methods for simultaneously remediating the carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter, and gaseous hydrocarbons present in diesel engine exhaust streams. The emission treatment system of specific embodiment effectively treats diesel engine exhaust with a single catalyst article.... Agent: Basf Catalysts LLC
20110078998 - Method for operating an exhaust gas aftertreatment apparatus: The present invention relates to a method for operating an exhaust gas aftertreatment apparatus (13) of an internal combustion engine (11), which comprises an oxidation catalytic converter (29), an SCR catalytic converter (35) and a first temperature sensor (32) disposed in the direction of flow downstream of the oxidation catalytic... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20110078999 - State of charge catalyst heating strategy: A control system includes a state of charge module and a control module. The state of charge module receives a parameter associated with a battery in a vehicle and determines a state of charge of the battery based on the parameter. The control module activates a heater in a catalytic... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110079000 - Process for starting an scr system: Process for starting an SCR system intended for transporting urea from a tank to the exhaust gases of an engine using a feed line, this system comprising a rotary pump controlled by a controller and driven by a brushless direct current (BLDC) motor that comprises a rotor equipped with at... Agent: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (societe Anonym )
20110079001 - Exhaust purifying device of internal combustion engine: An upstream catalyst and a downstream catalyst are arranged in series and are housed in a common casing disposed in an engine exhaust passage. The upstream catalyst including a NOx storage-reduction catalyst that adsorbs NOx contained in incoming exhaust gas when the air-fuel ratio of the incoming exhaust gas is... Agent: Cataler Corporation
20110079002 - System and method for condensate removal from egr system: An exhaust gas recirculation system for an engine having an exhaust system includes an EGR cooler in fluid communication with an exhaust manifold. The EGR cooler receives a portion of the engine's exhaust gas. A cooled EGR passage is downstream of the EGR cooler, and an air intake line is... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company LLC
20110079003 - Reductant nozzle indentation mount: An engine exhaust aftertreatment system including a bend routing an exhaust flow in a curved direction to a straight part. A nozzle is mounted in the bend to introduce a spray of a fluid with a axis of symmetry into the exhaust flow. The axis of symmetry intersects the exhaust... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20110079005 - Device & method for coverting a motorcycle exhaust system into a multiple exhaust system: Disclosed is an exhaust extension apparatus and method for converting a motorcycle exhaust system into a dual or quadruple exhaust system. The device is suited for motorcycles, off-road vehicles, or a vehicle with a reciprocating engine with multiple cylinders. Each exhaust extension unit comprises two metallic pipes shaped and welded... Agent:
20110079004 - Exhaust flow apparatus and associated engine exhaust system: An exhaust flow apparatus including an exhaust carrier having first and second opposing end portions, the first and second end portions each including and terminating at an end, the end of the first end portion defining an exhaust inlet, and the second end portion defining a plurality of exhaust carrier... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20110079006 - Method and apparatus for controlling a variable displacement hydraulic pump: A control system for a variable displacement hydraulic pump is disclosed. The control system utilizes two flow control valves to provide a flow of hydraulic fluid to two control actuators. The control actuators create opposing moments on the pump swashplate to control swashplate orientation and pump displacement.... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20110079007 - Heat engine: A heat engine is provided which includes: a boiler unit including an evaporation chamber and a fluid-pool chamber, the evaporation chamber heating a working fluid by supplied heat and generating vapor of the fluid, and the fluid-pool chamber collecting the fluid supplied to the evaporation chamber; an output unit through... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110079008 - Strategy for control of recirculated exhaust gas to null turbocharger boost error: A method for coordinating control of exhaust gas recirculation (18) in a turbocharged internal combustion engine (10) with control of engine boost. When actual boost deviates from a desired boost set-point developed by a boost control strategy (32), such as during a sudden acceleration or deceleration, the EGR control strategy... Agent:
20110079009 - Turbocharger for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle and internal combustion engine: In a turbocharger for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, comprising a turbine housing having first and second spiral passages, each of which is connected to at least one exhaust gas line of an exhaust train of the internal combustion engine and a turbine wheel disposed within a... Agent:
20110079010 - Systems and methods for combined thermal and compressed gas energy conversion systems: The invention relates to systems and methods including an energy conversion system for storage and recovery of energy using compressed gas, a source of recovered thermal energy, and a heat-exchange subsystem in fluid communication with the energy conversion system and the source of recovered thermal energy.... Agent:
20110079011 - Electro-repulsive vacuum glazing: Placing a vacuum between two panes of glazing material will form a glazing panel which is a perfect insulator against heat loss by conduction. However, at sea level air pressure of 14.7 psi, the glazing panel would have to resist a crushing force of about 2117 pounds per square foot.... Agent:
20110079012 - Rankine cycle system and method of controlling the same: There is provided a Rankine cycle system which generates electricity by using heat as an energy source, in which a conventional pump for carrying a working fluid is not used, thereby reducing the cost of manufacturing the Rankine cycle system, saving the electric power consumed to operate the pump and... Agent:
20110079013 - Fuel injector and aerodynamic flow device: A gas turbine engine includes a reverse flow annular combustor having a liner with opposing ends. One end includes apertures configured to receive compressed air, and an outlet is provided at the other end and is configured to connect to a turbine nozzle. A fuel injector extends through the liner... Agent:
20110079014 - Burner arrangement, and use of such a burner arrangement: A burner arrangement includes a tubular mixing tube extending along an axis and configured to mix fuel and air, the mixing tube opening into a combustion chamber in a direction of flow; and a film air ring disposed in the mixing tube and arranged concentrically to the axis, the film... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd
20110079015 - Apparatus and method of operating a gas turbine engine: A gas turbine engine and an apparatus for operating the gas turbine engine includes at least one microphone to detect the sound of impacts of particles, recorder to record the sound of the impacts, an analyser to analyse the sound of the impacts of the particles, and a store of... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC
20110079016 - Compact aircraft combustor: The present invention provides a combustor for an aerospace gas turbine engine comprising two stages wherein each stage defines an inlet and an exit. The second stage inlet is in fluid communication with the first stage exit such that a first flowpath is defined and it passes substantially through the... Agent:
20110079017 - Methods and systems involving carbon sequestration and engines: A system for power generation comprises an engine operative to output an exhaust gas, a carbon capture means operative to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the exhaust gas and output the CO2, and a compressor operative to receive the CO2 and output compressed CO2 that cools a component of the... Agent: General Electric Company
20110079018 - Bleed air transfer tube: A fluid-conveying device including an inner tubular member with a circumferential end portion, a non-elastomeric ring received in a depression of the end portion, and an outer tubular member. The ring has a peripheral surface with a rounded contour defined along a longitudinal direction configured to remain out of the... Agent:
20110079019 - Cooling air system for mid turbine frame: A mid turbine frame is disposed between high and low pressure turbine assemblies. A cooling air system defined in the mid turbine frame of a gas turbine engine includes internal cavities for containing pressurized cooling air to cool the inter-turbine duct and the hollow struts, and discharges the used cooling... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
20110079020 - Air metering device for gas turbine engine: An air metering apparatus for a secondary air system of gas turbine engine includes a metering gap defined between surfaces comprised of one or more metals having one of similar coefficients of thermal expansion or similar thermal expansions at an operating temperature. Provided is an air metering gap which undergoes... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
20110079021 - Apparatus and method for removing heat from a gas turbine: An apparatus for removing heat from a turbine includes a stator having a cavity and a first plenum and a second plenum inside the cavity. The second plenum is connected to the first plenum and surrounds the first plenum inside the cavity. A refrigerant flows through the first plenum and... Agent: General Electric CompanyPrevious industry: Chain, staple, and horseshoe making
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