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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 12/05/2013 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20130318939 - Lubrication arrangement for a gas turbine engine gear assembly: An exemplary apparatus for supplying lubricant to a gear assembly in a gas turbine engine includes a valve having a valve inlet configured to be coupled to a source of lubricant. A valve outlet is configured to direct lubricant to the gear assembly. The valve is selectively controllable into a... Agent:
20130318940 - Lubrication arrangement for a gas turbine engine gear assembly: An exemplary apparatus for supplying lubricant to a gear assembly in a gas turbine engine includes a valve having a valve inlet configured to be coupled to a source of lubricant. A valve outlet is configured to direct lubricant to the gear assembly. The valve is selectively controllable into a... Agent:
20130318942 - Flame detection in no-flame region of gas turbine: A flame detector in photonic communication with a no-flame region of a combustor of a gas turbine may emit a signal when a photon is detected. A controller may be arranged to receive a signal from the flame detector and may determine whether a flame presence in the no-flame region... Agent: General Electric Company
20130318941 - Supercharged combined cycle system with air flow bypass: A system and method for supercharging a combined cycle system includes a forced draft fan providing a variable air flow. At least a first portion of the air flow is directed to a compressor and a second portion of the airflow is diverted to a heat recovery steam generator. A... Agent: General Electric Company
20130318938 - Heat engine: A non-compression engine having two or three variable volume mechanisms, an induction-displacer (1) and a combustion-expander (2) or an induction-displacer (1) and a combustion-expander (2) and an atmospheric-cooler (3). A working volume of gas is drawn into the induction-displacer, then displaced into the combustion-expander (2) at substantially constant volume passing... Agent:
20130318943 - Rocket motor combustion chamber injection head: An injection head including an annular distribution cavity for distributing a propellant upstream from an injection plate supporting injectors. The cavity includes a multiply-perforated distribution grid distributing the propellant, which grid is coaxial with the distribution cavity and of a concave shape that projects into the distribution cavity, the grid... Agent: Snecma
20130318944 - Jet exhaust noise reduction: Reducing jet noise by weakening Mach cones in a jet exhaust gas streamtube. The Mach cones are weakened by modifying exhaust gas flow in a longitudinal axial core of the exhaust gas streamtube.... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20130318945 - Aviation gas turbine thrust reversing device: The present invention relates to an aircraft gas turbine thrust-reversing device with an engine having an engine cowling, the rear area of which can be displaced in the axial direction of the engine from a closed forward thrust position into a rearwardly displaced thrust reversal position, resulting in an essentially... Agent: Rolls-royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co Kg
20130318946 - Process for powering a compression ignition engine and fuel therefor: A diesel engine fuel composition comprising methanol at a level of at least 20% by weight of the fuel; water at a level at least 20% by weight of the fuel; a ratio of water to methanol of between 20:80 to 80:20; a total amount of water and methanol of... Agent: Gane Energy & Resources Pty Ltd
20130318947 - System and method for treatment of gases with reducing agents generated using steam reforming of diesel fuel: Systems and methods for treatment of a heated exhaust gas including hydrocarbons are provided. A method includes providing a first gas including a gaseous mixture of vaporized diesel fuel and steam and treating the first gas using at least one corona discharge including a combination of streamers to transform the... Agent: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
20130318948 - Soot sensor functional capability monitoring: A method of monitoring functional capability of a soot sensor that is responsive to deposition of soot from an exhaust gas stream on a sensor surface comprises acquiring a measurement signal of the soot sensor and running a plausibility check, in which it is ascertained whether the measurement signal agrees... Agent: Delphi Technologies Holding, S.à .r.l.
20130318949 - Exhaust gas purifying system of internal combustion engine: An exhaust gas purifying system includes: a SCR catalyst which has a function of reducing NOx and absorbing NO2; an upstream catalyst which is provided at the upstream side of the SCR catalyst and has a three-way purification function; and an air-fuel ratio controller which controls the air-fuel ratio of... Agent:
20130318950 - Device for supplying a reducing agent to an exhaust-gas aftertreatment system: The invention relates to a device (10) for supplying to an exhaust-gas aftertreatment system a reducing agent (42), in particular a urea-water solution for the reduction of nitrogen oxides in the exhaust-gas flow of a diesel engine, having a tank (40) for the reducing agent (42) and having a delivery... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130318951 - Sensor connection integration device: An article of manufacture includes a housing having three input ports and an output port. An electronic sensor operationally coupled to an exhaust flowpath is coupled to the first input port via an electrical conduit. A first fluid conduit fluidly couples the second input port to the exhaust flowpath upstream... Agent:
20130318952 - Method for controlling a hydraulic pump of a wheel loader: The present disclosure relates to a method for controlling a hydraulic pump of a wheel loader, which drives a working machine as necessary, thereby improving the acceleration performance of and more particularly, to a method for controlling a hydraulic pump in order to improve acceleration performance of the wheel loader... Agent: Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.
20130318953 - Hydrostatic drive: A hydrostatic drive, especially a hydrostatic fan drive, includes a hydraulic constant-displacement pump configured to drive a hydraulic motor for a fan. The drive further includes a hydraulic machine configured to supply a second hydraulic circuit with a pressure medium. The constant-displacement pump is configured to be hydraulically combined with... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130318954 - Compressed air supply installation, pneumatic system and method: A compressed air supply installation for operating a pneumatic installation, especially an air suspension installation of a vehicle, includes: an air supply unit and an air compression unit for supplying a compressed air supply unit with compressed air, a pneumatic connection, especially a bleeding line, comprising a bleeding valve system... Agent: Wabco Gmbh
20130318955 - Electro-hydraulic system for recovering and reusing potential energy: A hydraulic system includes a hydraulic actuator, a pump configured to supply fluid to the hydraulic actuator, and a first accumulator fluidly connected to the hydraulic actuator. The first accumulator is configured to store fluid received from the hydraulic actuator. The hydraulic system also includes a motor drivingly connected to... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20130318956 - Electric construction machine: Provided is an electric construction machine capable of avoiding a situation where charging is difficult to achieve due to the exhaustion of a battery device. An electrically-operated hydraulic excavator includes an electric motor, a hydraulic pump that is driven by the electric motor, hydraulic actuators that are driven by hydraulic... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20130318957 - Fluid control system for work vehicle: A fluid control system including a variable displacement pump having a load system control and configured to operate in an open center mode. A pump control is operable between a first arrangement and a second arrangement. The pump control receives pressurized fluid from a first load sensor pressure in fluid... Agent:
20130318958 - Control valve assembly: A power machine and a power conversion system for a power machine are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, the power conversion system includes a pump configured to provide a source of pressurized hydraulic fluid and a control valve assembly to receive the hydraulic fluid. The control valve assembly includes a... Agent: Clark Equipment Company
20130318959 - Hydraulic circuits with energy conservation features for overrunning load conditions: A hydraulic system is disclosed that includes a hydraulic actuator having a head end, a rod end and a piston disposed therebetween. The system also includes a pump configured to supply fluid to both ends of the actuator. The system also includes an energy conservation system that is configured to... Agent: Caterpillar, Inc.
20130318960 - Buoyancy power generating apparatus: A buoyancy power generating apparatus includes: a tank adapted to receive liquid therein; a buoyancy mechanism disposed in the tank and including a bladder support and a bladder supported on the bladder support; a vertical support disposed outwardly of the tank; a weight unit supported movably on the vertical support;... Agent: China Green Energy Co., Ltd.
20130318961 - Polymeric actuator, actuator device, method of manufacturing polymeric actuator, and method of manufacturing actuator device: There is provided a polymeric actuator including: a pair of facing portions located so as to face each other; and a folded portion through which one end portions of the pair of facing portions are coupled to each other, wherein the pair of facing portions and the folded portion are... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130318962 - Controlling a fluid flow with a magnetic field: A device, system and method for controlling the fluid flow of a process fluid in a tube with a magnetic field. A ferrogel can be included in the tube with the process fluid. A membrane can encapsulate the ferrogel. A mounting support can secure the membrane within the tube, and... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (tema)
20130318963 - Braking control device for vehicle: The braking control device for a vehicle is adapted to be used for a vehicle brake device and it is an object of the present invention to prevent an operator of the vehicle from feeling of any an unpleasant feeling by reducing an ineffective operating amount by which no braking... Agent: Advics Co., Ltd.
20130318964 - Master cylinder device and hydraulic brake system using the same: A housing of a master cylinder device includes a housing member separating an interior of the housing into a front and a rear side chambers and having an opening through the housing member. A pressurizing piston includes a main body portion disposed in the front side chamber and is moved... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130318965 - Supercharged combined cycle system with air flow bypass to hrsg and hydraulically coupled fan: A supercharging system for a gas turbine system having a compressor, a combustor, a turbine and a shaft includes a prime mover and a fan assembly that provides an air stream at an air stream flow rate. A hydraulic coupler is coupled to the prime mover and the fan assembly... Agent: General Electric Company
20130318966 - Method and system for adjusting engine throttles: An engine system and method for operating an engine including a central throttle and a port throttle is disclosed. In one example, the central throttle and port throttle are adjusted to improve air flow distribution to engine cylinders. The system and method may be particularly beneficial for turbocharged engines.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130318967 - Waste heat recovery device: In an axial piston expander for a waste heat recovery device of a motor vehicle, the expander having a shaft with an axis of rotation around which a number of cylinders are arranged parallel to, and distributed around, the axis of rotation, each cylinder including a piston connected to a... Agent: Daimler Ag
20130318968 - Plasma feedwater and/or make up water energy transfer system: A method and system for converting a feedstock using thermal plasma or other gassifier, into a feedwater or make up water energy transfer system. Feedstock is any organic material or fossil fuel. The energy transferred in the feedwater or make N up water is used in any Rankine or other... Agent:
20130318969 - Heat recovery using organic rankine cycle: A system includes a heat exchanger and an organic Rankine cycle system. The heat exchanger is configured to exchange heat between extraction air from a power block and nitrogen from an air separation unit. The organic Rankine cycle system is coupled to the heat exchanger. In addition, the organic Rankine... Agent: General Electric Company
20130318970 - Method and configuration for the recovery of thermal energy in the heat treatment of cold-rolled steel strip in a hood-type annealing furnace: A method and a configuration recover thermal energy in a thermal treatment of cold-rolled steel strip in an annealing furnace. The steel strip is heated up in a protective gas atmosphere to a temperature above the recrystallization temperature, and is subjected in a first, slow cooling phase and a second,... Agent: Bilstein Gmbh & Co. Kg
20130318971 - Power source apparatus and hybrid construction machine equipped with same: A controller carries out horsepower control to determine a flow rate of a hydraulic pump based on first characteristics and second characteristics, which each define a maximum input setting of the hydraulic pump by a discharge pressure of the hydraulic pump and a flow rate of the hydraulic pump, and... Agent: Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20130318973 - Axial compressor and gas turbine having axial compressor: An axial compressor that can remove an attachment within a groove of a casing and recover an effect of suppressing stall on rotor blades, and a gas turbine provided with the axial compressor, are provided. The axial compressor includes a compressor body 6 and a sprayer 9 for spraying droplets... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20130318974 - Gas turbine: Disclosed is a gas turbine which includes: a gas expansion part that expands gas; a power generation part that generates a rotational force due to the gas expanded by the gas expansion part and has a turbine shaft so as to transfer the rotational force; and an air compression part... Agent:
20130318972 - Gas turbine apparatus with improved exergy recovery: A gas turbine apparatus comprising a compressor adapted to compress air; a combustion chamber, disposed downstream of the compressor and adapted to receive and combust a first portion of the compressed air is disclosed. The gas turbine apparatus further comprises a turbine, disposed downstream of the combustion chamber and adapted... Agent:
20130318976 - Turbomachine combustor nozzle and method of forming the same: A turbomachine combustor nozzle includes a first plate member having a first plurality of openings, and a second plate member having a second plurality of openings that are configured and disposed to be in alignment with the first plurality of openings. A plurality of nozzle members extends through corresponding ones... Agent: General Electric Company
20130318975 - Turbomachine combustor nozzle including a monolithic nozzle component and method of forming the same: A turbomachine combustor nozzle includes a monolithic nozzle component having a plate element and a plurality of nozzle elements. Each of the plurality of nozzle elements includes a first end extending from the plate element to a second end. The plate element and plurality of nozzle elements are formed as... Agent: General Electric Company
20130318977 - Fuel injection assembly for use in turbine engines and method of assembling same: A fuel injection assembly for use in a turbine engine is provided. The fuel injection assembly includes an end cover, an endcap assembly, a fluid supply chamber, and a plurality of tube assemblies positioned at the endcap assembly. Each of the tube assemblies includes a housing having a fuel plenum... Agent:
20130318978 - Liner assembly: A liner assembly includes a plurality of flaps arranged about a central axis and operable to move relative to the central axis. Each of the plurality of flaps defines a forward end and an aft end, lateral sides, and an inner surface and an outer surface relative to the central... Agent:
20130318979 - Liner hanger with spherical washers: A liner assembly for a gas turbine engine includes a liner defining an inner surface exposed to exhaust gases and a duct spaced radially outward of the liner. A hanger assembly supports the liner relative to the duct. The hanger assembly includes a body segment attached to the liner and... Agent:
20130318980 - Spraybar face seal retention arrangement: An example turbomachine assembly includes a plurality of fuel spraybars spaced about a turbine exhaust inner case of the turbomachine. At least one fuel injector assembly is associated with each of the fuel spraybars. The at least one fuel injector assembly may include a fuel nozzle having a fuel delivery... Agent:
20130318981 - Adaptive fan with cold turbine: A disclosed gas turbine engine includes a first fan section including a plurality of fan blades rotatable about an axis, a compressor in fluid communication with the first fan section, a combustor in fluid communication with the compressor and a first turbine section in fluid communication with the combustor. The... Agent:
20130318983 - Aircraft energy management system including engine fan discharge air boosted environmental control system: An aircraft energy management system including a cabin air compressor adapted to be coupled to a source of fan discharge air at a first pressure during an inflight operating mode and adapted to be coupled to a ram intake air during a ground operating mode. The system further including an... Agent: General Electric Company
20130318988 - Aircraft engine with turbine heat exchanger bypass: An aircraft engine, in particular a helicopter engine, having a one or multi-stage compressor system (V), a combustion chamber (BK) connected downstream therefrom, and a one- or multi-stage turbine system (HT, NT) connected downstream therefrom, a compressor heat exchanger system (WV), a turbine heat exchanger system (WT), and a bypass... Agent: Mtu Aero Engines Gmbh
20130318989 - Apparatus and a method of manufacturing an article from powder material: An apparatus for manufacturing an article from powder material including a first table, a second table rotatably mounted on the first table about a first axis and a third table rotatably mounted on the second table about a second axis. A hollow canister is supported by the third table. A... Agent:
20130318985 - Control of steam temperature in combined cycle power plant: A combined cycle power plant may include a gas turbine comprising a feed forward signal generator and configured to operate in one of one or more firing modes and generate exhaust gas and a heat recovery steam generator configured to receive the exhaust gas and extract thermal energy from the... Agent: General Electric Company
20130318990 - External combustion engine with a general wheel power rotation motor: General Wheel Rotation Power Motor (GWRPM) systems, apparatus, devices and methods of using a pressure generation, storage and control element; a pressure conversion to rotational force unit with reverse and neutral capability and components to transfer said rotational force to a power accumulator/multiplier whereby useful rotational force can be applied... Agent:
20130318984 - Gas turbine compressor inlet pressurization having a torque converter system: A supercharging system for a gas turbine system includes a compressor, a combustor, a turbine and a shaft. The supercharging system includes a fan assembly that provides an air stream and a torque converter coupled to the shaft and the fan assembly. The supercharging system also includes a subsystem for... Agent: General Electric Company
20130318986 - Impingement cooled combustor: The present application thus provides a combustor for use with a gas turbine engine. The combustor may include a turbine nozzle and a liner cooling system integral with the turbine nozzle. The liner cooling system may include a liner with one or more cooling features thereon and an impingement sleeve.... Agent: General Electric Company
20130318987 - Supercharged combined cycle system with air flow bypass to hrsg and fan: A supercharging system includes a fan providing an air flow, and a prime mover that drives the fan. A duct directs a first portion of the air flow to a gas turbine system, a main bypass subsystem diverts a second portion of the air flow to a heat recovery steam... Agent:
20130318982 - Turbine cooling apparatus: The present disclosure describes a turbine blade for a turbine section of a gas turbine engine. The turbine blade includes an airfoil, a platform extending from one side of the airfoil, a root extending from the platform, and at least one purging fin. The at least one purging fin is... Agent: Solar Turbines Incorporated
20130318991 - Combustor with multiple combustion zones with injector placement for component durability: A combustion system including a combustor; a combustor liner disposed within the combustor is provided. At least one primary fuel nozzle is provided to provide fuel to a primary combustion zone disposed proximate to the upstream end of the combustor liner. A transition duct is coupled to the downstream end... Agent: General Electric Company
20130318992 - Combustor with a brief severe quench zone: The present application provides a combustor for combusting a number of flows of air and a number of flows of fuel. The combustor may include a central swirler for producing a high swirl quench air flow, a number of trapped vortex cavities surrounding the central swirler for producing a flow... Agent: General Electric Company
20130318994 - Ultra-violet flame detector with high temperature remote sensing element: A flame sensor apparatus is provided including a sensor assembly for sensing characteristics of a flame within a combustion chamber. The flame sensor apparatus further includes an electrical assembly that is electrically remote from the sensor assembly. In addition, a cable assembly extends between the sensor assembly and the electrical... Agent: General Electric Company
20130318993 - Utilization of fuel gas for purging a dormant fuel gas circuit: An approach for utilizing fuel gas to purge a dormant fuel gas circuit is disclosed. In one aspect, there is a fuel gas supply that supplies fuel to fuel gas circuits. Gas control valves, each coupled to one of the fuel gas circuits control the flow of fuel gas thereto... Agent: General Electric Company
20130318996 - Cooling assembly for a bucket of a turbine system and method of cooling: A cooling assembly for a bucket of a turbine system includes a shroud assembly operably coupled to an outer casing of a turbine section. Also included is an airfoil having at least one cavity, wherein the at least one cavity is configured to receive a cooling flow from a cooling... Agent: General Electric Company
20130318995 - Systems and methods for directing cooling flow into the surge plenum of an exhaust eductor cooling system: An eductor assembly comprises a primary nozzle configured to discharge turbine exhaust gas therefrom. The eductor assembly further comprises a cooler plenum having an inlet and an outlet and a surge plenum at least partially surrounding the cooler plenum and the nozzle, the surge plenum for conducting a surge flow.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130318997 - Gas turbine compressor inlet pressurization and flow control system: A supercharging system for a gas turbine system is provided supercharging system having a fan mechanically coupled to the turbine shaft of the turbine system. A bypass subsystem is provided or optionally conveying a portion of the airstream output to other uses. The supercharging system may also be used in... Agent: General Electric Company
20130318999 - Gas turbine engine with a counter rotating fan: An exemplary gas turbine engine includes a fan, a compressor section, a combustor in fluid communication with the compressor section and a turbine section in fluid communication with the combustor. The fan includes a first plurality of fan blades supported on a first fan support and a second plurality of... Agent:
20130318998 - Geared turbofan with three turbines with high speed fan drive turbine: A gas turbine engine has a fan rotor, a first compressor rotor and a second compressor rotor and three turbine sections. A fan drive drives the fan through a gear reduction. The fan drive turbine section has a first exit area at a first exit point and is configured to... Agent:
20130319000 - Turbine gear assembly support having symmetrical removal features: An exemplary gear assembly support for use in a gas turbine engine includes a support member having a portion that is configured to be coupled to a gear assembly. Another portion of the support member is configured to be coupled to a housing in a gas turbine engine. The support... Agent:
20130319001 - Turbine gear assembly support having symmetrical removal features: An exemplary gear assembly support for use in a gas turbine engine includes a support member having a portion that is configured to be coupled to a gear assembly. Another portion of the support member is configured to be coupled to a housing in a gas turbine engine. The support... Agent:
20130319002 - Nacelle bifurcation for gas turbine engine: A nacelle structure for a gas turbine engine includes a core engine nacelle disposed about an engine axis and an outer nacelle disposed about the core engine nacelle. A bifurcation extends between the outer nacelle and the core engine nacelle along a bifurcation axis extending between the outer nacelle and... Agent:
20130319003 - Auxiliary power unit mount with fire resistant shielding: An auxiliary power unit has a gas turbine engine, a generator, and a gear box. A mount bracket is mechanically attached to the gear box. The bracket is for connecting to a plurality of struts. The struts are for connecting to an aircraft housing. A shield box is formed of... Agent:
20130319010 - Airfoil cover system: An example airfoil for a gas turbine engine includes a body having a first surface extending from a first edge to a second edge and a cavity disposed in the body. A first cover is at least partially disposed within the cavity. The first cover includes a first portion cooperates... Agent:
20130319006 - Direct feed auxiliary oil system for geared turbofan engine: A lubrication system for a fan drive gear system includes a main lubrication system and an auxiliary lubrication system. The auxiliary lubrication system including a collection channel disposed about the fan drive gear system for collecting expelled lubricant and an auxiliary pump including an inlet receiving lubricant from the collection... Agent:
20130319005 - Floating segmented seal: A gas turbine engine rotor section includes a rotor body with a ledge extending axially from a location on the rotor body. The ledge defines a radially inner surface radially inwardly of the ledge, and a hub extends axially from the rotor, and beyond the ledge. The hub has a... Agent:
20130319011 - Geared architecture carrier torque frame assembly: A fan drive gear system for a gas turbine engine includes a carrier supporting circumferentially arranged gears within gear mount sections spaced circumferentially about a periphery. A shelf is disposed between each of the gear mounting sections. A torque frame is attached to the carrier and includes circumferentially arranged finger... Agent:
20130319007 - Liner hanger cable: A liner for a gas turbine engine includes a liner defining an inner surface exposed to exhaust gases and a duct spaced radially outward of the liner. A plurality of hanger assemblies is disposed within the radial space between the liner and the duct for supporting the liner relative to... Agent:
20130319009 - Protecting operating margin of a gas turbine engine: A method of protecting operating margin of the gas turbine engine includes calculating an aerodynamic distortion of air entering an inlet of a gas turbine engine that has a compressor section with variable vanes that are movable subject to a control parameter. The control parameter is selectively modified in response... Agent:
20130319004 - Shield slot on side of load slot in gas turbine engine rotor: A rotor body rotates about an axis of rotation. A ledge provides a holding structure for holding blades. A plurality of blades are positioned beneath the ledge. load slot is sized to allow a mount portion of the blades to be moved radially inwardly of the ledge. The blades are... Agent:
20130319008 - Turbine blade support: A turbine blade is disclosed. The turbine blade includes a platform, an airfoil extending from one side of the platform, a root extending radially from another side of the platform, and a pocket located beneath the platform. The pocket is defined by a plurality of walls, and a pad is... Agent: Solar Turbines Incorporated11/28/2013 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20130312384 - Flex-fuel hydrogen generator for ic engines and gas turbines: To improve thermal efficiency of a mobile vehicle or a distributed power generator, portion of the reformate from the storage vessels is used to mix with the primary fuels and air as part of a lean burn fuel mixture for the engine/gas turbine. Also, this on-board Flex-Fuel H2 Generator can... Agent:
20130312386 - Combined cycle power plant with co2 capture plant: A combined cycle power plant includes a CO2 capture system operatively integrated with a liquefied natural gas LNG regasification system, where cold energy from the regasification process is used for cooling processes within the CO2 capture system or processes associated with it. These cooling systems include systems for cooling lean... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd
20130312385 - Gas turbine system having a plasma actuator flow control arrangement: A gas turbine system having a plasma actuator flow control arrangement including a compressor section for compressing an airstream, wherein the compressor section includes at least one inlet guide vane for controlling the airstream proximate an inlet portion of the compressor section. Also included is a turbine inlet assembly for... Agent: General Electric Company
20130312387 - Variable area fan nozzle actuation system: An aircraft nacelle having a fixed structure fixed relative to an aircraft pylon, a translating thrust reverser sleeve translatable aftward, relative to the fixed structure, and a translating variable area fan nozzle (VAFN) panel translatable aftward, relative to the translating thrust reverser sleeve. The nacelle may also include a VAFN... Agent: Spirit Aerosystems, Inc.
20130312388 - Dual air circuit for exhaust gas treatment: An exhaust treatment system for an engine includes a regeneration device being in receipt of exhaust from the engine and positioned upstream of a diesel particulate filter. A compressor provides a source of compressed air. An air/fuel nozzle is coupled to the regeneration device, in receipt of a fuel supply... Agent: Woodward, Inc.
20130312391 - Exhaust air injection: Embodiments for controlling exhaust oxygen concentration are provided. In one example, an engine method comprises operating the engine with lean combustion, and when exhaust oxygen concentration is below a threshold, injecting air into an exhaust passage between a first emission control device and an SCR device. In this way, excess... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130312389 - Method and apparatus for monitoring a particulate filter: An internal combustion engine includes a particulate filter that is configured to treat exhaust gas. A method for monitoring the particulate filter includes employing a soot sensor to monitor the exhaust gas downstream of the particulate filter. A fault is detected in the particulate filter when accumulated soot mass indicated... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130312390 - Method to control and diagnose an exhaust gas heat exchanger: A method for controlling an engine having an exhaust gas heat exchanger includes measuring air mass flow, engine coolant temperature (ECT), exhaust gas temperature (EGT), heat exchanger coolant temperature (HECT), and engine speed; and operating a valve to selectively provide exhaust gas flow through the exhaust gas heat exchanger based... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130312392 - Systems and methods to mitigate nox and hc emissions at low exhaust temperatures: Systems and methods are provided for managing low temperature NOx and HC emissions, such as during a cold start of an internal combustion engine. The systems and methods include storing NOx and HC emissions at low temperatures and passively releasing these emissions as the temperature of the exhaust system increases.... Agent:
20130312393 - Electric heating catalyst: An object of the invention is to enhance the exhaust gas purification rate and to reduce the possibility of breakage of a heater element in an electric heating catalyst (EHC) by generating heat by the heater element in a improved manner. A pair of electrodes including surface electrodes 7a extending... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130312394 - Electric heating catalyst: The electricity is suppressed from flowing through a case (5) of an electric heating catalyst (1). The electric heating catalyst (1) comprises a heat generating element (3) which generates heat by applying electricity; a case which accommodates the heat generating element (3); an inner tube (4) which is provided between... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130312395 - Electric heating catalyst: The present invention is intended to achieve improvement in an exhaust gas purification rate as well as suppression of breakage or damage of a heater element in an electric heating catalyst (EHC), by causing the heater element to generate heat in a more suitable manner. In an EHC according to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130312396 - Internal combustion engine: The invention relates to engine construction, in particular to systems for regulating internal combustion engines. The invention makes it possible to reduce the toxicity of exhaust gases. A four-stroke reciprocating internal combustion engine is equipped with a vacuum valve. During the discharging of the exhaust gases, a vacuum pump pumps... Agent:
20130312398 - Multiple-staged fluid operated actuator: A multiple-stage fluid operated actuator (100) is provided. The multiple-stage fluid operated actuator (100) comprises a housing (101) including a first bore (212) with a first cross-sectional area and a second bore (215) with a second cross-sectional area. The multiple-stage fluid operated actuator (100) further comprises a piston assembly (210)... Agent: Norgren Inc.
20130312397 - On demand displacement control of hydraulic power system: A method and apparatus for controlling a hydraulic power system is provided that includes a hydraulic motor and a hydraulic pump configured to supply hydraulic fluid to the hydraulic motor. A relief valve is provided that is configured to release hydraulic fluid from a location between the hydraulic pump and... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20130312399 - System for driving working machine: The present invention provides a system for driving a working machine, while the system achieves high energy saving, the system improving installability by downsizing hydraulic pumps and motors, and having extensibility enabling an attachment to be easily added. A system for driving a working machine according to the invention includes:... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20130312400 - Variable displacement pump: A variable displacement pump includes: a rotor mounted in a body; a cam ring mounted radially outside of the rotor, and arranged to move with a change in an eccentricity of the cam ring with respect to the rotor, wherein change of the eccentricity causes a change in a specific... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20130312402 - Hydraulic system for work machine: Provided is a hydraulic system for a work machine, which can ensure low temperature responsiveness of remote control valves that perform pilot operations of pilot operated directional control valves for controlling hydraulic actuators, respectively. In order to, with bringing an unloading valve V13 to an unloading position 29, circulate oil... Agent: Kubota Corporation
20130312401 - Pilot pressure supply system: A pressurised fluid supply system for an agricultural vehicle (100) includes a main supply circuit (MC) including a variable displacement pump (RP) providing a first source of pressurised fluid to a steering system (SS) of the vehicle and to consumers (WH) connected with the vehicle. A steering supply circuit (SC)... Agent: Agco International Gmbh
20130312403 - Hydraulic system for construction machine having electronic hydraulic pump: The present disclosure relates to a hydraulic system for a construction machine having an electronic hydraulic pump, and more particularly, to a hydraulic system which temporarily drives the construction machine when an operation of an electronic control unit controlling an electronic hydraulic pump is abnormal, particularly, when the electronic control... Agent: Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.
20130312404 - Hydraulic brake system with controlled boost: The brake system includes a pedal, a pedal simulator, and a brake pedal unit. The brake pedal unit includes an input piston connected to the brake pedal for operating the pedal simulator during a normal braking mode. The brake pedal unit further includes first and second output pistons actuated by... Agent: Kelsey-hayes Company
20130312405 - Vehicle brake system with an electric servomotor and hydraulic reaction piston: A brake system is described with a master cylinder actuated by a control rod connected to a plunger piston and an actuator piston acting directly on the primary piston. A hydraulic reaction piston is housed in the piston so it can be subjected to the pressure of the primary chamber... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130312406 - Method and device for controlling an electrical actuator for a wastegate valve arrangement of an exhaust gas turbocharger: A method for controlling an electrical actuator for a wastegate valve arrangement of an exhaust gas turbocharger in an internal combustion engine is provided. A wastegate is situated in a bypass channel of the exhaust gas turbocharger. The method includes closing or opening the wastegate by the actuator for adjusting... Agent:
20130312407 - Exhaust air injection: Embodiments for controlling exhaust air-fuel ratio are provided. In one example, an engine method comprises adjusting upstream exhaust air-fuel ratio to maintain a first emission control device at or below a threshold temperature, and when the upstream exhaust air-fuel ratio is below a threshold, injecting air into an exhaust passage... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130312408 - Gas-fired engine: A gas-fired engine that supplies high-pressure liquefied gas (e.g., LNG) as fuel by a reciprocating pump. A gas fuel supply device includes: a reciprocating pump driven by a hydraulic motor to boost an introduced liquefied gas pressure to a desired pressure and discharge the liquefied gas; a hydraulic oil introduction... Agent:
20130312412 - Collapsible solar-thermal concentrator for renewable, sustainable expeditionary power generator system: A solar-thermal concentrator for a expeditionary power generator system including a portable power plant that utilizes a hybridized solar/fuel Stirling engine to supply electric power in an expeditionary setting. The concentrator includes a collapsible dish assembly that is pivotably and tiltably mounted on a portable base assembly, where the dish... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
20130312413 - Steam rankine cycle solar plant and method for operating such plants: The invention relates to a steam Rankine cycle solar plant and a method of operating thereof. The plant comprises a high-pressure steam turbine with an inlet, an intermediate stage that is downstream of a first stage, and an outlet. A lower-pressure steam turbine with an inlet is fluidly connected to... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd
20130312409 - Multi-heat source power plant: An apparatus for increasing the efficiency of a multi-heat source power plant includes a thermal collector having access to heat from a solar collector as a heat source for heating a fluid to a first temperature; a second heat source for heating the fluid; a heat exchanger that transfers heat... Agent: Ormat Technologies Inc.
20130312411 - Pressurized solar power system: Systems and methods for generating electrical power using a solar power system comprising pressurized pipes for transporting liquid water. The pressurized pipes flow through solar collectors which concentrate sunlight on the water flowing through the pipes. The pressurization in the pipes allows the water flowing through the pipes to absorb... Agent: Us Micropower LLC
20130312410 - Steam rankine cycle solar plant and method for operating such plants: The invention relates to a Steam Rankine cycle solar plant and a method of operating thereof. The plant comprises a steam generator for generating steam from solar thermal energy, a feed line connected to the steam generator and a multi-stage turbine, with a first stage and an intermediate stage downstream... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd
20130312414 - Hybrid thermal cycle with low pressure boiler: Work is produced from heat in a continuous cycle. The cycle involves communicating a first flow of a first working fluid to a low pressure boiler. The low pressure boiler forms a first flow of first working fluid vapor by using a low temperature thermal source. A second flow of... Agent: Harris Corporation
20130312415 - Method for converting of warmth environment into mechanical energy and electricity: The compressor of high pressure (15) and the steam engine (20) are the heart of the method (device) for converting of warmth environment into mechanical energy and electricity. The compressor (15) acts as a concentrator of the environing heat and is adapted to create two thermal sources: a) the heat-positive... Agent:
20130312416 - Steam rankine plant: The invention relates to a steam Rankine cycle plant and a method for operating thereof. The plant comprises a higher-pressure steam turbine with an outlet and a reheater fluidly connected to the higher-pressure steam turbine. In addition, the plant has a lower-pressure steam turbine with an inlet that is fluidly... Agent: Alstom Technolgy Ltd
20130312417 - Increased power in compressed-gas energy storage and recovery: In various embodiments, energy is stored or recovered via super-atmospheric compression and/or expansion of gas in conjunction with substantially adiabatic compression and/or expansion from or to atmospheric pressure.... Agent:
20130312418 - System for converting thermal energy to mechanical energy in a vehicle: A system for converting thermal energy to mechanical energy in a vehicle: A line circuit (35), a pump (36) for recirculating a medium in the line circuit, at least one evaporator (31, 32, 38) in which the medium is caused to absorb thermal energy from a heat source (4, 28)... Agent:
20130312419 - Gas turbine engine shaft bearing configuration: A gas turbine engine includes a core housing that has an inlet case and an intermediate case that respectively provide an inlet case flow path and an intermediate case flow path. The shaft supports a compressor section that is arranged axially between the inlet case flow path and the intermediate... Agent:
20130312420 - Chamber-bottom baffle, combustion chamber comprising same and gas turbine engine fitted therewith: A baffle for the bottom of a combustion chamber of a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The baffle includes a flat portion of wall with an opening for an injector of the combustion chamber to pass through, two longitudinal edges for the assembly to two adjacent baffles and two transverse... Agent: Snecma
20130312421 - Fuel control system for a gas turbine engine: A fuel valve for a gas turbine engine includes a passageway configured to direct a fuel to the engine and a flow restriction positioned in the passageway. The fuel valve may also include a first pressure sensor coupled to the passageway upstream of the restriction through an upstream port, and... Agent: Solar Turbines Incorporated
20130312422 - Liquid cartridge with passively fueled premixed air blast circuit for gas operation: A gas/liquid fuel nozzle assembly includes a premixing tube bundle having an array of mixing tubes, a fuel plenum delivering fuel to the mixing tubes, a cartridge tube disposed within the fuel plenum, and a liquid fuel cartridge disposed in the cartridge tube. The liquid fuel cartridge is spaced from... Agent:
20130312423 - Method of detecting shaft break: A method of detecting shaft break in a gas turbine engine having a shaft system. The shaft system including a shaft that couples a compressor and a turbine. First construct a frequency model of the shaft system. Then determine a notch frequency and a first torsional frequency for the shaft... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC
20130312424 - Renewable combined cycle low turbine boost: A method and system for cost effectively converting a feedstock using thermal plasma, or other styles of gassifiers, into to a feedwater energy transfer system. The feedstock can be any organic material, or fossil fuel. The energy transferred in the feedwater is converted into steam which is then injected into... Agent:
20130312425 - Passive thermostatic valve: An airfoil includes an airfoil body having an internal cavity. A thermostatic valve is located at least partially within the internal cavity. The thermostatic valve is configured to passively control fluid flow into the internal cavity in response to a temperature within the internal cavity.... Agent:11/21/2013 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20130305684 - Debris discourager: A debris discourager for a gas turbine engine is rotatable about an engine axis and extends between a fore end and an aft end. A portion of the debris discourager includes a non-uniform surface that generates a wind flow to prevent debris from entering a sealed interface.... Agent:
20130305685 - Novel ionic micropropellants based on n2o for space propulsion: Novel monopropellants are provided. The monopropellants are based on N2O, to their preparation method and their uses for space propulsion.... Agent: Centre National D'etudes Spatiales
20130305686 - Combined turbojet and ramjet engine: A combined engine includes a turbopump including a pump injecting hydrogen into a heater arranged in an outer casing downstream from a central body, and a subsonic turbine driving the pump, which turbine receives partially-expanded hydrogen collected at an outlet from the heater to apply the hydrogen to a supersonic... Agent: Snecma
20130305687 - Thruster and spacecraft: A thruster designed to produce thrust by introducing a propellant to a catalyst layer from a propellant valve via a propellant introduction member and spurting out a gas resulting from decomposition of the propellant occurring on the catalyst layer, wherein the thruster comprises a chamber of an Ni alloy for... Agent: Ihi Aerospace Co., Ltd.
20130305688 - Engine with exhaust gas treatment apparatus: An engine has an exhaust gas treatment apparatus attached thereto, wherein an exhaust pipe can be prevented from being damaged by a vibration of the engine body. An exhaust gas treatment apparatus is supported by an engine body and the engine body and the exhaust gas treatment apparatus communicate with... Agent: Kubota Corporation
20130305689 - Method and device for exhaust gas management: A system and method for increasing the performance of an internal combustion engine having a stock exhaust manifold. An exhaust insert affixed to or positioned downstream from the cylinder exhaust ports, in the exhaust conduits, in the stock manifold, in the collector, before or after the catalytic converter, before or... Agent:
20130305690 - Exhaust system, motor vehicle having an exhaust system and method for operating a motor vehicle: An exhaust system includes at least one exhaust gas purification component, at least one exhaust line, at least one connecting device for connecting the exhaust system to an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle and at least one fastening element for additionally fastening the exhaust system to the motor... Agent: Emitec Gesellschaft Fur Emissionstechnologie Mbh
20130305691 - Method for operating an exhaust gas system, method for operating a motor vehicle and motor vehicle having the system: A method for operating an exhaust gas system of an internal combustion engine having at least one adsorber for the adsorption of hydrocarbons, a catalytic converter disposed downstream of the adsorber for converting hydrocarbons and at least one heating device disposed between the adsorber and the catalytic converter, includes adapting... Agent: Emitec Gesellschaft Fuer Emissionstechnologie Mbh
20130305692 - Vehicle and method for controlling catalyst device in temperature: A vehicle includes: an engine; an EHC (electrically heated catalyst) electrically heated for purifying exhaust gas of the engine; a temperature sensor for sensing the temperature of the EHC; and an ECU that controls the EHC in temperature. The ECU performs a first estimation process and a second estimation process... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130305693 - Exhaust gas recirculation device for an internal combustion engine: An exhaust gas recirculation device for an internal combustion engine includes a return line, which branches off an exhaust tract and leads into an intake tract. A separator component is arranged in the return line. Downstream of the separator component, a gas line, via which additional gas can be supplied,... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh
20130305694 - Exhaust gas processing device for diesel engine: An exhaust gas processing device for a diesel engine includes a DPF, a PM deposition amount estimating unit for PM deposited in the DPF, a DPF regenerating unit, a DPF regeneration control unit, a storage unit, an acceleration regeneration request information notifying unit, an acceleration regeneration start operating unit, and... Agent: Kubota Corporation
20130305695 - Aftertreatment system having two scr catalysts: A system and method includes an internal combustion engine capable of producing an exhaust stream and an aftertreatment system operationally coupled to the exhaust stream. The aftertreatment system includes an upstream selective reduction catalyst (SCR) component and a downstream SCR component that are positioned in substantially different thermal environments. The... Agent: Cummins Emission Solutions, Inc.
20130305696 - Arrangement for introducing a liquid medium into exhaust gases from a combustion engine: Arrangement for introducing a liquid medium into exhaust gases from a combustion engine: an exhaust gas line (2), an injection chamber (3) bounded in radial directions by a tubular wall (8), an injector (13) injects the liquid medium into the injection chamber; a mixing duct (14) to which the injection... Agent:
20130305697 - Mounting member for pollution control element, manufacturing method thereof, and pollution control device: A mounting member that can sufficiently suppress scattering of inorganic fiber material when a pollution control element is assembled in a casing, and that can maintain sufficiently high contact pressure between the inner surface of the casing and the pollution control element, even after the organic binder has combusted. The... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20130305698 - Electric heating catalyst: The electricity is suppressed from flowing through a case (5) of an electric heating catalyst (1). The electric heating catalyst (1) comprises a heat generating element (3) which generates heat by applying electricity; a case (5) which accommodates the heat generating element (3); an inner tube (4) which is provided... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130305699 - Versatile kinetic energy recovery device: e
20130305700 - Inflatable balloon device and applications: A self-propelled device for locomotion through a lumen, comprising a set of serially arranged inflatable chambers, and incorporating a number of novel aspects. To enable easy insertion and use, the rigidity of the device is increased by means of rigid inserts in the balloons, or by use of stiff springs... Agent:
20130305701 - Hydraulic circuit and control system therefor: A hydraulic circuit and a hydraulic control system for preventing fluid leakage and power loss resulting from jamming of contaminants. A first circuit section has an accumulator for storing hydraulic pressure, and a control valve for controlling a passage for delivering fluid from the accumulator to an actuator. Fluid discharged... Agent:
20130305702 - Hydrostatic drive: A hydraulic additional drive includes a hydraulic or having working ports configured to be connected to a pump via a high pressure branch and a low pressure branch. The hydraulic motor further includes a purging port to which a feed pressure is configured to be applied to set a “free-wheel... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130305703 - Integrated heat and stirling engine: A power unit for power generation or transportation. The power unit comprises a barrel cam defining first and second planes and a substantially cylindrical body between the first and second planes. Combustion pistons coupled to the barrel cam and longitudinally disposed relative to the barrel cam so that the combustion... Agent:
20130305704 - Compressor and/or expander device: Systems and methods for operating a hydraulically actuated device/system are described herein. For example, systems and methods for the compression and/or expansion of gas can include at least one pressure vessel defining an interior region for retaining at least one of a volume of liquid or a volume of gas... Agent: General Compression, Inc.
20130305705 - Resettable devices: A device for cycling a component between a first condition and a second condition includes an element and a reset apparatus connected to and driven by the element. The element is formed from a shape memory alloy, wherein the alloy is transitionable between a martensite crystallographic phase and an austenite... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130305706 - Brake booster and method for operating a brake booster: A brake booster includes an input element actuatable by a driver, an actuator for generating a support force, an output element to which an input or support force may be applied and through which an actuating force may be applied to a piston of a brake master cylinder, a force... Agent:
20130305707 - Control apparatus for supercharger-equipped internal combustion engine: Provided is a control apparatus for a supercharged internal combustion engine, which can favorably achieve a good balance between prevention of overheat of a catalyst disposed an exhaust passage and suppression of turbo lag, in a case in which a fresh air blow-through is generated through a combustion chamber from... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130305708 - Engine thermal management system and method for split cooling and integrated exhaust manifold applications: A thermal management system and method for split cooling and integrated exhaust manifold applications in an automotive engine is provided. The thermal management system includes a cooling circuit that directs coolant through a plurality of components to warm the engine and passenger compartment efficiently, as well as remove excess heat... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130305709 - Boost reservoir control: Methods and systems are provided for reducing turbo lag in a boosted engine. A boost reservoir coupled to the engine may be charged with compressed intake air and/or combusted exhaust gas. The pressurized charge may then be discharged during a tip-in to either the intake or the exhaust manifold.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130305712 - Actuating device for an exhaust gas turbocharger: In an actuating device for an exhaust gas turbocharger for adjusting the charging pressure of the exhaust gas turbocharger, including a valve element which is coupled with an actuating element of the actuating device via at least one intermediate element and which is adjustable via the actuating element between a... Agent: Ihi Charging Systems International Gmbh
20130305711 - Bleed valve of an exhaust gas turbocharger: In an exhaust gas charger bleed valve with a valve disk by which the flow cross-section of a bypass duct, via which exhaust gas flow volume bypassing an impeller of the exhaust gas turbocharger is adjustable, the valve includes a valve disk with the exhaust gas turbocharger is adjustable, the... Agent: Ihi Charging Systems International Gmbh
20130305713 - Control device for internal combustion engine with turbo-supercharger: A control device for an internal combustion engine with a turbo-supercharger including a variable valve mechanism at least at either one of an intake side and an exhaust side includes a scavenging amount setting means for determining an upper limit value of a scavenging amount moving from an intake passage... Agent: Nissan Motor Cco., Ltd.
20130305710 - Wastegate control system and method: A wastegate control system and a method for the wastegate control system is disclosed. The wastegate control system includes an ambient pressure sensor, a throttle angle sensor, an ignition timing sensor, a knock sensor, an intake charge temperature sensor and an intake charge humidity sensor. A wastegate is controlled according... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130305714 - Boost air management for improved engine performance: Methods and systems are provided for reducing turbo lag in a boosted engine. A boost reservoir coupled to the engine may be charged with compressed intake air and/or combusted exhaust gas. The pressurized charge may then be discharged during a tip-in to either the intake or the exhaust manifold.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130305716 - Boost reservoir and throttle coordination: Methods and systems are provided for reducing turbo lag in a boosted engine. A boost reservoir coupled to the engine may be charged with compressed intake air and/or combusted exhaust gas. The pressurized charge may then be discharged during a tip-in to either the intake or the exhaust manifold.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130305715 - Boost reservoir egr control: Methods and systems are provided for reducing turbo lag in a boosted engine. A boost reservoir coupled to the engine may be charged with compressed intake air and/or combusted exhaust gas. The pressurized charge may then be discharged during a tip-in to either the intake or the exhaust manifold.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130305717 - Self-propelled construction device, in particular a soil compactor: A self-propelled construction device, in particular a soil compactor, includes a turbocharged diesel engine with a first radiator arrangement for cooling charge air and a second radiator arrangement for cooling a cooling liquid and/or hydraulic oil, with a first radiator fan being allocated to the first radiator arrangement and a... Agent: Hamm Ag
20130305718 - Stored compressed air management for improved engine performance: Methods and systems are provided for raising an exhaust temperature to spin a turbocharger turbine and reduce turbo-lag. Pressurized air is discharged from a boost reservoir into an intake manifold while spark retard is increased to expedite exhaust heating while also increasing a net combustion torque. By expediting turbine spin-up... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130305719 - High-temperature steam turbine power plant with double reheat: A steam power plant is described including on a single rotor at least one high pressure turbine or turbine section having a steam exit connected in operation to a first steam reheater and at least two intermediate pressure turbines or turbine sections with a first of the at least two... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd
20130305720 - Systems and methods for active temperature control in steam turbine: Systems and methods for actively controlling the temperature in at least portions of a steam path associated with a steam turbine are disclosed. An active temperature control unit is configured to activate one or more attemperators to maintain temperatures in at least a portion of the steam path below a... Agent: General Electric Company
20130305721 - Systems and methods for low temperature heat sources with relatively high temperature cooling media: Methods and systems for implementing a thermodynamic cycle using heat source streams having initial temperatures between about 200° F. and about 500° F. and coolant stream having relatively high temperatures greater than or equal to about 80° F., where the methods and systems have overall energy extraction efficiencies that are... Agent: Kalex, LLC
20130305722 - Method of operating a steam power plant at low load: A method for operating a steam power plant at low load is suggested comprising the extraction of live steam LS before the last superheater SH3 and/or resuperheated steam before the last resuperheater RSH2 and using the thermal energy of this steam in other heat sinks. Thus, nearly constant steam parameters... Agent:
20130305723 - Compressor system including gear integrated screw expander: A compressor system includes a gear box having a first drive gear, a second drive gear and a first driven gear. A prime mover is coupled to the first drive gear and is operable to input rotational power to the gear box and a compressor is coupled to the first... Agent: Ingersoll-rand Company
20130305724 - Auxiliary power system and method: An auxiliary power system that is coupled a truck is described. The auxiliary power system pumps a fluid material housed by a truck hydraulic tank and bypasses the truck engine to affect a pump that offload the fluid material. The auxiliary power system includes a housing, an auxiliary engine, a... Agent:
20130305725 - Fuel nozzle cap: Certain embodiments include a first individual sector having a first outer perimeter configured to fit together with outer perimeters of a plurality of individual sectors to form a combustor cap assembly of a turbine combustor, wherein the first individual sector comprises a first inner perimeter configured to fit about a... Agent: General Electric Company
20130305726 - Injector for the combustion chamber of a gas turbine having a dual fuel circuit, and combustion chamber provided with at least one such injector: A starting injector usable in all flight modes without additional cost or weight. The starting injector includes a dual fuel circuit and an air circuit. An injector for a combustion chamber of a gas turbine includes a dual fuel injection circuit including a starting fuel circuit for ignition and then... Agent: Turbomeca
20130305727 - Built-up composite structures with a graded coefficient of thermal expansion for extreme environment applications: An integrated composite structure with a graded coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) is formed by selecting a plurality of layers of materials with a graded CTE and using build-up (bottom-up) fabrication approaches such as metal deposition or powder metallurgy to produce a CTE-graded layered composite preform, which is then consolidated... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130305733 - Apparatus and method for providing damper liquid in a gas turbine engine: A method for distributing liquid in a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The method includes rotating a fan shaft coupled to a spool via a fan drive gear system. The spool drives rotation of the fan shaft through the fan drive gear system during operation of the gas turbine engine.... Agent: United Technologies Corporation
20130305730 - Method for preheating fuels in a gas turbine engine: A method and apparatus are disclosed which are directed generally to gas turbine engine systems and specifically to a method utilizing a heat pipe or pipes associated with a thermal oxidizer for preheating a fuel-air mixture. This preheating of a fuel-air mixture allows a substantial reduction in size a thermal... Agent: Icr Turbine Engine Corporation
20130305731 - Methods and apparatus for providing fluidic inserts into an exhaust stream to reduce jet noise from a nozzle: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product are provided in connection reducing jet noise from a convergent-divergent nozzle that includes a divergent section through which at least portion of an exhaust gas flows at supersonic speeds. In one example, an apparatus is equipped with one or more injection... Agent:
20130305732 - Mixing element for gas turbine units with flue gas recirculation: The invention pertains to fluegas recirculation in gas turbines, and specifically to an intake section upstream of the inlet of a compressor of a gas turbine unit with fluegas recirculation. The intake section includes at least one section with a flow path defined by sidewalls in which the fresh airflow... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd
20130305728 - Systems and methods for minimizing coking in gas turbine engines: Embodiments of the disclosure can provide systems and methods for minimizing coking in gas turbine engines. According to one embodiment, there is disclosed a system for minimizing coking in a gas turbine engine. The system may include a gas turbine compartment, a fuel component disposed within the gas turbine compartment,... Agent: General Electric Company
20130305729 - Turbomachine combustor and method for adjusting combustion dynamics in the same: A turbomachine combustor includes a combustor cap having a cap surface and a wall that define, at least in part, a resonator volume. A plurality of injection nozzle members extend from the cap surface. Each of the plurality of injection nozzle members include an inner nozzle member and a plurality... Agent: General Electric Company
20130305734 - Fuel plenum premixing tube with surface treatment: The present application provides a micro-mixer fuel plenum for mixing a flow of fuel and a flow of air in a combustor. The micro-mixing fuel plenum may include an outer barrel and a number of mixing tubes positioned within the outer barrel. The mixing tubes may include one or more... Agent: General Electric Company
20130305735 - Gas turbine system: Provided is a gas turbine including: a first compressor which compresses air; a mixer which adds the compressed air from the first compressor to fuel and generates a fuel mixture; a combustor which combusts the generated fuel mixture from the mixer; a plurality of flow meters which adjusts an amount... Agent:
20130305736 - Method and apparatus for increasing combustion efficiency and reducing particulate matter emissions in jet engines: A portable on-demand hydrogen supplemental system producing hydrogen gas and mixing the hydrogen gas with the air used for combustion of the jet fuel to increase the combustion efficiency of said jet fuel. Hydrogen increases the laminar flame speed of the jet fuel during combustion thus causing more fuel to... Agent: Hno Greenfuels, Inc.
20130305737 - System and method for heat recovery in a gas turbine engine: A system includes an anti-icing heat recovery system, which includes a first heat exchanger, a second heat exchanger, and a variable speed fan. The first heat exchanger is configured to receive a working fluid from an exhaust section of a gas turbine engine and to transfer heat from the working... Agent: General Electric Company
20130305738 - System and method for producing hydrogen rich fuel: A system for providing hydrogen enriched fuel includes first and second gas turbines. The second gas turbine receives a fuel from a fuel supply and portion of compressed working fluid from the first gas turbine and produces a reformed fuel, and a fuel skid provides fluid communication between a turbine... Agent: General Electric Company
20130305739 - Fuel nozzle cap: Certain embodiments include a first individual sector configured to fit together with a plurality of individual sectors to form a combustor cap assembly of a turbine combustor, wherein the first individual sector is configured to fixedly attach to a first fuel nozzle of a plurality of fuel nozzles, the first... Agent: General Electric Company
20130305740 - Method and apparatus for gas turbine engine temperature management: A turbine engine includes a turbine, a compressor for compressing air and a combustor for receiving the compressed air through an inlet passage and operable to burn fuel therewith to deliver hot exhaust gas to the turbine. Also included is a wheel space defined proximate to the combustor. Further included... Agent: General Electric Company11/14/2013 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20130298522 - Geared fan assembly: An assembly for a gas turbine engine, with a gearbox including a first portion having a first input gear coupled to a rotatable turbine shaft, a first output gear, and defining a first transmission path between the first input and output gears, and a second portion having a second input... Agent:
20130298523 - Constant pressure aerospike thruster: A constant pressure aerospike thruster has been developed. The aerospike thruster includes a hollow combustion chamber with a circular shaped throat area, a spring loaded pintle located inside the combustion chamber and a spike extended out from the pintle through the throat area.... Agent:
20130298524 - Device for linking a front frame to a fan casing: The present disclosure relates to a device for linking a front frame of a thrust reverser to a fan casing, which includes a linking flange capable of engaging with a receiving part secured to the casing and an annular receiving part secured to the front frame. The linking flange is... Agent:
20130298525 - Method for controlling an exhaust gas recirculation apparatus for heavy construction equipment: A method for controlling an exhaust gas recirculation apparatus for heavy construction equipment of the present invention, which includes: an engine; a turbocharger which rotates a turbine by using exhaust gas discharged from the engine, and compresses air, which is supplied to the engine, by a compressor connected to the... Agent: Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.
20130298526 - Adaptive regeneration of an exhaust aftertreatment device in response to a biodiesel fuel blend: A compression-ignition engine is coupled to an exhaust aftertreatment system including a particulate filter. A method of operating the compression-ignition engine includes executing a feed-forward control scheme to determine an amount of post-combustion fuel to achieve a preferred temperature in the exhaust gas feedstream at an inlet to the particulate... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC.
20130298528 - Closed loop temperature control in the scr warm up mode to reduce emission variation: An exhaust aftertreatment system for a diesel engine includes a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) device and a diesel oxidation catalyst upstream of the SCR device. A method for warming-up the SCR device includes monitoring a plurality of combustion input parameters during an SCR warm-up strategy, monitoring a first temperature and... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130298531 - Deposition prevention method and turbocharger: The present invention is a deposition prevention method of coking deposits using a turbocharger (120) including a turbine (122) including a flow path section having a vane section, a nozzle, and a housing, and a compressor (124) configured to introduce air into an engine (110) using rotation of the vane... Agent: Ihi Corporation
20130298527 - Exhaust aftertreatment system with diagnostic delay: An apparatus and method of controlling a vehicle aftertreatment system is provided. The aftertreatment system treats exhaust gas produced by the vehicle engine and includes a particulate filter, and a NOx reducing device such as a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) device. The particulate filter is configured to regenerate to remove... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130298530 - Regeneration assist calibration: A power system comprising an engine that produces exhaust, a fuel system that injects a fuel into the engine, an aftertreatment system that treats the exhaust, and is controller. The aftertreatment system includes an oxidation catalyst that converts NO from the engine into NO2, a particulate filter that traps soot... Agent:
20130298529 - System amd method for controlling an after-treatment component of a compression-ignition engine: A method for controlling regeneration within an after-treatment component of an engine includes receiving a signal that is responsive to a change in pressure across an after-treatment component and calculating an estimate of accumulated particulate matter in the after-treatment component using a soot accumulation model calibrated to simulate operation of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130298535 - Controller of internal combustion engine: Disclosed is a method for correcting characteristic variation of a PM sensor and improving detection accuracy of the sensor. The PM sensor has a pair of electrodes for capturing the PM in an exhaust gas, and a sensor output changes in accordance with a captured amount of the PM. If... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130298534 - Exhaust gas purifying system for internal combustion engine: In an ordinary mode, when an abnormality diagnosis of a PM sensor attached to a downstream opening downstream of a filter is performed, the PM sensor is moved to a first upstream opening upstream of the filter, and an exhaust gas is discharged from an engine. An ECU stores a... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130298533 - System for indicating quality of a diesel exhaust fluid (\"def\"): An exhaust gas treatment system for an internal combustion engine is provided having an exhaust gas conduit, a diesel exhaust fluid (“DEF”) source, a selective catalytic reduction (“SCR”) device, a NOx sensor, and a control module. The DEF source supplies a DEF having a quality factor. The NOx sensor is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130298536 - Device for recirculating exhaust gas from the engine of an automobile, and use of such a device: The invention concerns a device for recirculation of exhaust gases from an engine (1) of a motor vehicle, comprising a first exhaust gas recirculation line (9) called an EGR line, a first heat exchanger (10) provided on said EGR line (9) to ensure cooling of the recirculated exhaust gases, and... Agent: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
20130298537 - Controller of internal combustion engine: The PM sensor has a pair of electrodes for capturing the PM in an exhaust gas, and a sensor output changes in accordance with a captured amount of the PM. If the sensor output gets close to a saturated state, the PM combustion control for combusting and removing the PM... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130298539 - Exhaust gas treatment device for construction machine: An exhaust gas treatment apparatus for a construction machine is provided, which is connected to a diesel particulate filter trap (DPF) to discharge exhaust gas from an engine to outside through the DPF. The exhaust gas treatment apparatus for a construction machine includes a tail pipe main body provided with... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab
20130298538 - Exhaust heat utilization system: To effectively utilize exhaust heat of an engine mounted on a vehicle. An exhaust heat utilization system includes a working fluid heating tank (11) mounted on a truck (10) driven by an engine (12) and configured to heat a working fluid (30) stored therein with exhaust heat of the engine... Agent:
20130298540 - Closed-cycle hydro-jet thruster: The present invention provides closed-cycle hydro jet thruster (CCHJT) used for the direct conversion of torque into thrust and/or lift force. In a preferred embodiment, the CCHJT includes an outer casing; two inner-members; an intermediate body; a plurality of convergent nozzles; a set of intersecting members; a drive shaft; a... Agent:
20130298542 - Hydraulic system with return pressure control: A hydraulic system (10) includes an electronically-controlled counter-pressure valve (60) that enables backpressure in a return line (36) of the system to be varied by a control unit (64). The system allows active control of the pressure in the return line to produce different return pressures for different situations. A... Agent: Parker-hanninfin Corporation
20130298541 - Load energy assist and horsepower management system: A hydraulic circuit for lifting and lowering a load is disclosed. The hydraulic circuit may include a hydraulic pump, a fluid reservoir, a load-sense valve, and a hydraulic actuator having a first chamber and a second chamber. The hydraulic circuit may also include a first control valve assembly having first... Agent:
20130298543 - Maintenance auxiliary tool of brake system: A maintenance auxiliary tool of brake system includes a main body, a locking module, a pneumatic module and a controller. The main body includes an outer rod, a support rod and an adjusting rod. The pneumatic module includes a pneumatic cylinder, a first airflow device, a second airflow device and... Agent:
20130298544 - Construction machine having revolving structure: m
20130298545 - Hydrostatic system configured to be integrated in an excavator: A hydrostatic system is configured to be integrated in a vehicle, e.g. an excavator. The hydrostatic system may comprise a first closed hydraulic circuit including a first hydraulic pump and a first hydraulic motor configured to operate a first component of the vehicle, and a second closed hydraulic circuit including... Agent:
20130298546 - Work vehicle: A hydraulic actuator is arranged such that the hydraulic actuator operates a swash plate of a hydraulic motor by a first pilot pressure and a second pilot pressure, the first pilot pressure being branched from a high-speed oil passage and applied to the hydraulic actuator for operating the swash plate... Agent: Kubota Corporation
20130298547 - Thermoacoustic engine: A thermoacoustic engine includes a first looped pipe provided with a motor configured to convert thermal energy into acoustic energy, a second looped pipe provided with a receiver configured to convert the acoustic energy converted by the motor into thermal energy, and a connecting straight pipe interconnecting the first and... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd
20130298548 - Shape memory alloy composite flexible substrates: A programmable shape device is described. The device comprises a wire grid made from a shape memory material. The grid is embedded in a transparent polymer. Under normal conditions, the device can be folded into any shape. Upon actuation, the device reverts back to a programmed parent shape. Such a... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC
20130298549 - Actuator and method: An actuator providing linear displacement, includes a plurality of planar-beam support structures disposed along a longitudinal axis; wherein each said plurality of planar-beam support structures are configured with more than one multidirectional, conductive, coplanar-beams disposed therein; such that said plurality of planar-beam support structures are configured to provide a coupling... Agent:
20130298550 - Actuating device for a motor vehicle brake system: The invention relates to an actuating device for a vehicle brake system, comprising a first piston-cylinder unit, the at least one working space of which is to be connected to at least one wheel brake of the vehicle via at least one hydraulic line, further comprising an electromechanical drive device... Agent: Ipgate Ag
20130298551 - Fitting portion structure of device for post-processing exhaust gas in agricultural operation vehicle: A fitting portion structure of a device for post-processing exhaust gas in an agricultural operation vehicle is provided. The device is arranged in parallel to the lengthwise direction of an engine at the upper portion of an exhaust manifold of the engine, an exhaust gas inlet is coupled to the... Agent: Daedong Industrial Co., Ltd.
20130298553 - Exhaust gas recirculation apparatus for heavy construction equipment: An exhaust gas recirculation apparatus for heavy construction equipment of the present disclosure, includes: a hybrid EGR line which introduces a part of exhaust gas from an exhaust manifold into a compressor so as not to pass through a turbine; and a hybrid EGR valve which is provided in the... Agent: Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.
20130298552 - Systems and methods for series-sequential turbocharging: Series-sequential turbocharging systems and related methods are disclosed herein for boosting the intake pressure of an internal combustion engine, such as a split-cycle engine that operates in accordance with a Miller cycle. In some embodiments, a multi-stage turbocharging system is used in which a small flow capacity turbocharger with an... Agent:
20130298554 - System and method for conditioning intake air to an internal combustion engine: A system for conditioning the intake air to an internal combustion engine includes a means to boost the pressure of the intake air to the engine and a liquid cooled charge air cooler disposed between the output of the boost means and the charge air intake of the engine. Valves... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20130298556 - Dish solar air electroplant: A solar air electric plant comprising: air filter 1, throttle (shuttle) 2 through which a stream of ambient air enters into a volume action air compressor 3 connected via coupling 4 to a volume action pneumatic motor 5. Produced by compressor 3, the compressed air is transferred through regenerator 8... Agent:
20130298557 - Concentrated solar power generation using solar receivers: Inventive concentrated solar power systems using solar receivers, and related devices and methods, are generally described.... Agent: Wilson Solarpower Corporation
20130298555 - Solar-energy heat power-generating system and thermoelectric conversion device thereof: A solar-energy heat power-generating system and thermoelectric conversion device thereof, the thermoelectric conversion device comprising a power generator (5), an air compressor, a turbine and an intermediate body (12) fixedly connected between the air compressor and the turbine; the interior of the intermediate body (12) is rotatably connected to a... Agent: Xiangtan Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20130298558 - Steam power plant with heat reservoir and method for operating a steam power plant: A steam power plant is suggested having, parallel to the low-pressure passage (VW1 to VW2), a heat reservoir (A) which is loaded with preheated condensate in weak-load times. This preheated condensate is taken from the heat reservoir (A) for generating peak-load and inserted downstream of the low-pressure preheater passage (VW1... Agent:
20130298559 - Steam power plant with high-temperature heat reservoir: A steam power plant is suggested having, parallel to the high-pressure preheater passage (VW4 to VW6), a heat reservoir (A) which is loaded with preheated condensate in weak-load times. This preheated condensate is taken from the heat reservoir (A) for generating peak-load and inserted downstream of the high-pressure preheater passage... Agent:
20130298560 - System for supplying a working fluid to a combustor: A system for supplying a working fluid to a combustor includes a fuel nozzle, a combustion chamber downstream from the fuel nozzle, and a flow sleeve that circumferentially surrounds the combustion chamber. A plurality of fuel injectors are circumferentially arranged around the flow sleeve to provide fluid communication through the... Agent: General Electric Company
20130298562 - Fuel injector with mixing circuit: A fuel injector having an injector body, a mixing circuit, and at least one injector is provided. The injector body has a plurality of manifolds, an inlet, and an outlet. The manifolds are configured for receiving fuel, and the inlet is configured for receiving air. The mixing circuit is positioned... Agent: General Electric Company
20130298561 - Multi-tube fuel nozzle with mixing features: A system includes a multi-tube fuel nozzle having an inlet plate and a plurality of tubes adjacent the inlet plate. The inlet plate includes a plurality of apertures, and each aperture includes an inlet feature. Each tube of the plurality of tubes is coupled to an aperture of the plurality... Agent: General Electric Company
20130298563 - Secondary combustion system: The present application provides a secondary combustion system for introducing a fuel/air mixture into a flow of combustion gases in a combustor of a gas turbine engine. The secondary combustion system may include a manifold ring and a number of injectors extending from the manifold ring. Each of the injectors... Agent: General Electric Company
20130298564 - Cooling system and method for turbine system: A cooling system and a method for cooling a liner in a turbine system are disclosed. The cooling system includes a liner defining a temperature boundary between a hot side and a cold side. The liner includes a hot side surface and a cold side surface and defines a hole... Agent: General Electric Company
20130298566 - Electrical raft with map: An electrical raft 200 is provided that has electrical conductors 252 embedded in a rigid material 220. The electrical raft 200 may have other embedded components, such as embedded fluid pipes 210. The electrical raft 200 is provided with a raft map 400 that indicates the location and/or path of... Agent:
20130298565 - Gas turbine engine systems and related methods involving multiple gas turbine cores: Gas turbine engine systems and related methods involving multiple gas turbine cores are provided. In this regard, a representative gas turbine engine includes: an inlet; a blade assembly mounted to receive intake air via the inlet; and multiple gas turbine cores located downstream of the blade assembly, each of the... Agent: United Technologies Corporation
20130298567 - Method and apparatus for generating motive power: A cooling medium supply apparatus has a sensing means and a cooling medium pump mechanism which is powered by a gas turbine engine assembly. The gas turbine engine assembly is self-contained with a fuel supply, an ignition system and a starting system. The sensing means monitors the presence of a... Agent:
20130298568 - Process utilizing high performance air-cooled combined cycle power plant with dual working fluid bottoming cycle and integrated capacity control: A combined cycle power plant system and methods of operation so as to minimize consumption of cooling water utilizes exhaust from a combustion turbine to generate steam for power generation in a steam turbine topping cycle. The exhaust steam from the steam turbine topping cycle is utilized to vaporize an... Agent:
20130298569 - Gas turbine and method for operating said gas turbine: The present disclosure relates to gas turbine including a combustion system with several burners, a conduit system with a fuel manifold for providing the burners with liquid fuel and a system for aerating the liquid fuel with gas. The system for aerating the liquid fuel with gas is located upstream... Agent:
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