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08/28/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140237986 - Slag discharge system, gasifier, and gasification power generation apparatus: A slag discharge system that includes: a gasification furnace which thermally decomposes and gasifies a pulverized raw material composed of a carbonaceous solid; a slag hopper which is provided at a bottom portion of the gasification furnace and receives slag produced from the pulverized raw material and in which cooling... Agent:

20140237988 - Integrated cooling, heating, and power systems: One exemplary embodiment of this invention provides a single-effect absorption chiller including an absorber operatively connected to a solution heat exchanger and a generator, and a condenser in fluid communication with the absorber, wherein the absorber is sized and configured to receive a feed of water from a source of... Agent: University Of New Orleans Research And Technology Foundation, Inc.

20140237987 - Gas turbine engine variable geometry flow component: A variable geometry mechanism suitable for use in a gas turbine engine is disclosed in which movable vane segments which are coupled to a rotatable ring, or rings, are used to change an aerodynamic property of a working fluid flowing through the gas turbine engine. The movable vane segments can... Agent:

20140237989 - Laser-ignition combustor for gas turbine engine: The combustor has a laser ignitor mounted to the casing, remotely from the liner of the combustion chamber. The laser ignitor has an igniter beam path for igniting the fuel and air mixture in the combustion chamber, the igniter beam path extending at least partially across the air plenum surrounding... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140237990 - Variable area fan nozzle with wall thickness distribution: A gas turbine engine includes a core engine that has at least a compressor section, a combustor section and a turbine section disposed along a central axis. A fan is coupled to be driven by the turbine section. A fan nacelle is arranged around the fan, and a bypass passage... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140237991 - Exhaust apparatus for multi-cylinder engine: An exhaust apparatus for a multi-cylinder engine which is capable of suppressing deterioration in ejector effect with a simple configuration comprises: a plurality of independent exhaust ducts each having an upstream end connected to an exhaust port of one cylinder or exhaust ports of two or more cylinders which are... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation

20140237993 - Diesel engine arrangement and method for varnish build-up control: A method is provided for controlling varnish build-up in a variable geometry turbine (VGT) of a diesel engine turbocharger. According to the method, it is determined whether an operation parameter is at a level established for initiating a varnish build-up control sequence. Upon determining that the operation parameter is at... Agent: Mack Trucks, Inc.

20140237992 - Diesel exhaust particulate filter: A method and device for testing a diesel engine to determine whether the engine's diesel particulate filter is functioning properly is provided. The device comprises an elongated pole with a service ring disposed at one end. The service ring is designed to removably support a filtration means, which is composed... Agent:

20140237994 - Exhaust apparatus for four wheeled utility vehicle: Provided is an exhaust apparatus for a utility vehicle which discharges exhaust gas from exhaust pipes connected to exhaust ports of an engine including cylinders, the apparatus including an exhaust gathering portion gathering the exhaust pipes, a catalyst portion located on a downstream side of the exhaust gathering portion and... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140237995 - System, method, and apparatus for sulfur recovery on an scr catalyst: System, apparatus, and methods are disclosed for treating a reduction catalyst that has been exposed to an amount of sulfur. The treating of the reduction catalyst includes providing a fluid stream at a position upstream of the reduction catalyst. The fluid stream includes a temperature and a reductant amount, and... Agent: Cummins Inc.

20140237996 - System, method, and apparatus for sulfur recovery on an scr catalyst: System, apparatus, and methods are disclosed for treating a reduction catalyst that has been exposed to an amount of sulfur. The treating of the reduction catalyst includes providing a fluid stream at a position upstream of the reduction catalyst. The fluid stream includes a temperature and a reductant amount, and... Agent: Cummins Inc.

20140237997 - V-type engine, outboard motor, and vessel: A V-type engine includes two exhaust manifolds connected to two cylinder banks. First and second exhaust ports, respectively provided in the two cylinder banks, are disposed at an inner side of V-shaped lines. Each exhaust manifold includes N branch pipes and a collecting pipe, where N is an integer not... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140237998 - Mounting assembly for reductant injector with thermal isolation and sealing gasket: A mounting assembly for an injector is located in a curved portion of an exhaust line having an exhaust flow from an upstream end to a downstream end. The mounting assembly includes an indent extending at least partially into the exhaust line curved portion and disposed in the exhaust flow.... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140238000 - Burner with air-assisted fuel nozzle and vaporizing ignition system: A burner for an exhaust aftertreatment system is provided that includes a nozzle assembly having a body and a heating element. The body may include first and second cavities, a fuel inlet passage and an air inlet passage. The first cavity may receive portion of the heating element and may... Agent:

20140237999 - Exhaust aftertreatment burner with preheated combustion air: A burner for an exhaust aftertreatment system may include a housing assembly and an ignition device. The housing assembly may include an inner shell surrounded by intermediate and outer shells. The inner shell may at least partially define a combustion chamber. The housing assembly may include an airflow passage having... Agent: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.

20140238002 - Exhaust treatment burner and mixer system: An exhaust aftertreatment system may include a first housing and a burner. The first housing may include first and second chambers. The first chamber may include an exhaust gas inlet receiving exhaust gas from an engine. The second chamber may receive exhaust gas from the first chamber and may include... Agent:

20140238001 - Ion sensor with decoking heater: An exhaust treatment system may include a burner, a flame sensor assembly and a control module. The flame sensor assembly may be at least partially disposed within the burner and may include an insulator and an electric heating element in heat transfer relation with the insulator. The control module may... Agent: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.

20140238003 - Pm accumulation amount estimation device for dpf: A PM accumulation amount estimation device 50 is provided with an exhaust amount computation means 51 for computing PM exhaust amount which is discharged in an exhaust gas passage 3, and a passive regeneration amount computation means 52 for computing a PM regeneration amount in a DPF 7, and is... Agent:

20140238004 - Combustion engine performance-enhancing procedure: The invention uses a car's speed to gather ambient air in an air accumulator to create a fast-moving flow of that air and injecting that air to the exhaust piping in a direction to assist exhaust motion away from the engine.... Agent:

20140238005 - Exhaust energy recovery for engines: Technologies are generally described for recovery of energy from engines. The described technology may be applied to systems, methods, and/or apparatuses. An example exhaust energy recovery apparatus (50) may include at least one thermal to electrical energy conversion element (60) having at least one side for thermal coupling along a... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC

20140238006 - Exhaust gas heat exchanger: An exhaust gas heat exchanger includes a tube through which exhaust gas flows, a fin disposed in the tube, and protruded tabs protruded from the tube or the fin. Each of the protruded tabs is inclined to an upstream side, and has a polygonal shape more than a quadrilateral shape... Agent: Calsonic Kansei Corporation

20140238007 - Hydraulic ride control system: A hydraulic system is provided including a hydraulic actuator having a first chamber. A pump is configured to supply pressurized fluid to the hydraulic actuator. A balancing valve is configured to be operable in a balancing mode to equalize pressure in an accumulator and the first chamber of the hydraulic... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140238008 - Vehicular fluid power transmitting device: A vehicular fluid power transmitting device includes a pump impeller, a turbine runner, a damper device, and a ring-shaped annular set member. The pump shell has a rear shell and a front shell that is connected to the rear shell. Also, the ring-shaped annular set member connects the damper output... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.

20140238009 - Actuator: An actuator, including a cylinder, an actuator piston displacably arranged in the cylinder, a pressure fluid circuit having a channel mouthing in the cylinder, an indirectly electrically controlled first valve body, arranged in the channel for controlling a flow of a pressure fluid in the channel, and a second valve... Agent: Cargine Engineering Ab

20140238010 - Control system for operating work device for construction machine: Disclosed is a control system for controlling flow so as to allow simultaneous usage of a parallel flow path and a tandem flow path thereby reducing loss of pressure inside a control valve, when simultaneously operating work devices having different operating pressures. A control system for operating the work device,... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab

20140238011 - Two-stage hydraulic engine: A two-stage thermal hydraulic engine utilizes the expansion and contraction of a working fluid to convert heat energy to mechanical or electrical energy. The transfer of heat to and from the working fluid occurs in at least two process heat exchangers and may be aided by thin twisted strips of... Agent:

20140238012 - Stirling engine: A double acting, miller cycle, reciprocating piston with dual rotary displacer, stirling engine is provided. Configurable as a heat pump, a heat engine, or as a combination with one side driving the other, the engine is completely enclosed, sealed and pressurized with the piston ring as the only internal seal.... Agent:

20140238013 - Vanadium dioxide microactuators: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to vanadium dioxide microactuators. In one aspect, a method includes depositing a vanadium dioxide layer on a sacrificial layer disposed on a substrate. A metal layer is deposited on the vanadium dioxide layer. The metal layer is patterned. Portions of the vanadium... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140238014 - Energy device: The present invention provides an apparatus for producing mechanical movement and then converting the same into electrical energy through expansion and compression of a medium.... Agent:

20140238015 - Apparatus and system comprising integrated master-slave pistons for actuating engine valves: An apparatus for actuating first and second engine valves comprises a rocker arm that receives motion from primary and auxiliary valve actuation motion sources at a motion receiving end of the rocker arm. A master piston residing in a master piston bore in the rocker arm is configured to received... Agent: Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Inc.

20140238016 - Supercharging system for engine: A supercharging system for an engine includes: a cylinder block forming a combustion chamber; an intake manifold connected to the cylinder block to supply ambient air thereto; an exhaust manifold collecting exhaust gas discharged from the combustion chamber and guiding the same to the environment; a third supercharge path connecting... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140238017 - Negative pressure forming device for brake of vehicle: A brake vacuum pressure forming device for a motor vehicle may include a vacuum chamber supplying a vacuum pressure boosting a break operating force, an electric supercharger connected to the vacuum chamber to supply vacuum pressure thereto, a first vacuum pressure supply path connecting the electric supercharger and the vacuum... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140238018 - Receiver for a solar thermal installation and solar thermal installation that includes said receiver: A solar receiver having a higher yield than a central tower receiver. The receiver comprises a plurality of absorbent tubes for absorbing incident energy from light guides suitable for capturing solar radiation in solar collector concentration focal points, the absorbent tubes being arranged consecutively and in parallel, adjacently in relation... Agent:

20140238019 - System and method for pre-startup and post-shutdown preparations of steam generators or power plants: System and method for pre-startup or post-shutdown preparation for such power plants are disclosed which are subject to frequent startups and shutdowns, such as a solar operated power plant. The system and method introduces an auxiliary fluid flow to be circulated in an opposite direction to a direction of normal... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd

20140238020 - Method for the controlling and feeding of a power plant and power plant: The subject of the invention is a method for the controlling and feeding of power plants, in particular coal fired power plants comprising a steam turbine connected to a turbogenerator. The method consists in that in periods of low power consumption the power is transferred from the turbine shaft to... Agent:

20140238021 - Generator: A generator comprising: a heat differential module with a first, high temperature source configured for providing a work medium at high temperature, a second, low temperature source configured for providing a work medium at low temperature, and a heat mechanism in fluid communication with the first and second sources, configured... Agent: Gershon Machine Ltd.

20140238022 - System for storing energy by means of compressed air: A plant for storing energy by means of compressed air, in which: a storage volume accommodates air at elevated pressure pH; for energy storage, ambient air is compressed and introduced into the storage volume; for removal from storage, compressed air is extracted from the storage volume and discharged into the... Agent: Boge Kompressoren Otto Boge Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140238023 - Mixed air removal device and power generator including the same: A device for automatically detecting and removing air from a gas mixture of an organic gas and air includes calculating a saturation pressure value based on a temperature of the gas mixture in a reservoir 1, and obtaining a pressure threshold value by adding a margin value to the saturation... Agent: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.

20140238024 - Rich burn, quick mix, lean burn combustor: A combustor for a gas turbine includes a fuel nozzle having a central swirler that circumferentially surrounds a downstream end of the fuel nozzle. A primary combustion zone is defined within the central swirler. The combustor further includes an outer swirler that circumferentially surrounds at least a portion of the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140238025 - Fuel/air mixing system for fuel nozzle: A system includes a fuel nozzle. The fuel nozzle includes a central hub with a first annular passage extending along a longitudinal axis of the fuel nozzle. A flow conditioner is disposed along the first annular passage. The flow conditioner includes at least one of a straightening vane, a mesh... Agent: General Electric Company

20140238026 - Fuel nozzle for reducing modal coupling of combustion dynamics: A fuel nozzle includes a center body that extends axially along an axial centerline for a length. A shroud circumferentially surrounds the center body for at least a portion of the length of the center body. A plurality of helical passages circumferentially surround the center body along at least a... Agent: General Electric Company

20140238028 - Impingement cooling mechanism, turbine blade, and combustor: It has a flat impingement hole (2) of which the opening width (D1) in the flow direction of a crossflow (F) in the gap between a cooling target (10) and an opposing member (20) is set greater than the opening width (D2) in a direction orthogonal with the flow direction... Agent: Ihi Corporation

20140238027 - Thermally compliant dual wall liner for a gas turbine engine: A stiffener for a liner assembly of a gas turbine engine includes a second resilient member arranged on a first resilient member at substantially ninety (90) degree orientation.... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140238031 - Combustor liner: The invention is a combustor liner (12) of a dual wall cooling structure including an inner wall section (30) configured to surround a combustion region (13) and in which a plurality of effusion cooling holes (31) are formed, and an outer wall section (20) formed to be spaced apart from... Agent: Ihi Corporation

20140238029 - Flow conditioner in a combustor of a gas turbine engine: A combustor in a gas turbine includes a liner having an interior volume defining a main combustion zone, a fuel injection system for delivering fuel into the main combustion zone, and a flow sleeve that defines, with the liner, a passageway for air to flow on its way to be... Agent:

20140238030 - Impingement-effusion cooled tile of a gas-turbine combustion chamber with elongated effusion holes: The present invention relates to a gas-turbine combustion chamber having a combustion chamber wall including a tile carrier, on which wall tiles are mounted at a distance to form an impingement cooling gap, where the tile carrier has impingement cooling holes and the tile is provided with effusion holes, where... Agent: Rolls-royce Deutschland Ltd & Co Kg

20140238035 - Method for adjusting a natural gas temperature for a fuel supply line of a gas turbine engine: The method for adjusting a natural gas temperature for a fuel supply line of a gas turbine engine includes measuring by infrared analysis the natural gas percentage content of methane (CH4), ethane (C2H6), propane (C3H8), butane (C4H10), carbon dioxide (CO2), calculating the nitrogen (N2) percentage content as the complement to... Agent:

20140238032 - Methods and apparatus for rapid sensing of fuel wobbe index: A sensor apparatus and methods for facilitating combustion of a gaseous fuel are provided. The sensor apparatus comprises a combustion apparatus defining a combustion chamber therein. The combustion apparatus is configured to combust a fuel-air mixture within the combustion chamber to produce at least one combustion product. At least one... Agent: General Electric Company

20140238033 - Systems and methods to control combustion dynamic frequencies: Systems and methods for frequency separation in a gas turbine engine are provided herein. The systems and methods for frequency separation in a gas turbine engine may include determining a hot gas path natural frequency, determining a combustion dynamic frequency, and modifying a compressor discharge temperature to separate the combustion... Agent: General Electric Company

20140238034 - Turbomachine combustor assembly and method of operating a turbomachine: A turbomachine combustor assembly includes a combustor body having a combustor outlet, and a combustion liner arranged within the combustor body. The combustion liner defines a combustion chamber. An injection nozzle is arranged within the combustor body upstream from the combustion chamber. The injection nozzle is configured and disposed to... Agent: General Electric Company

20140238036 - Fuel/air mixing system for fuel nozzle: A fuel nozzle includes an inner wall defining a central passage extending in an axial direction of the fuel nozzle, a hub wall surrounding the inner wall and defining a first annular passage, an outer wall surrounding the hub wall and defining a second annular passage, and a shroud surrounding... Agent: General Electric Company

20140238037 - Gas turbine engine and method for operating a gas turbine engine: One embodiment of the present disclosure is a unique method for operating a gas turbine engine during flight operation of the gas turbine engine in an aircraft. Another embodiment of the present disclosure is a unique gas turbine engine. Other embodiments include apparatuses, systems, devices, hardware, methods, and combinations for... Agent: Rolls-royce Corporation

20140238040 - Combined cycle power plant: A combined cycle engine is used to provide power to a vehicle. In one form the combined cycle engine includes two engines coupled through a gearbox. The engines can include a gas turbine engine, reciprocating engine, and a rotary engine. In one embodiment the combined cycle engine includes a gas... Agent: Rolls-royce Corporation

20140238038 - Gas turbine variable focus laser ignition: A laser ignition system for a gas turbine engine includes a combustion chamber. The system comprises a laser source for generating a continuous laser beam during an ignition process of the combustion chamber; and a dynamic laser focus apparatus positioned outside of the combustion chamber and focusing the laser beam... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140238039 - System and method for operating a power plant: A system including a fuel-supply system including, an auxiliary-fuel-gas compressor configured to compress a fuel for use by a gas-turbine system, an expander configured to generate power by expanding an oxidant from the gas-turbine system, and a motor/generator configured to function in a motor mode and in a generator mode,... Agent: General Electric Company

20140238041 - Combustor can temperature control system: The present application provides a fuel delivery system for a combustor with reduced coherence and/or reduced combustion dynamics. The combustor can assembly may include a first manifold for delivering a first flow of fuel to a first set of fuel injectors and a second manifold for delivering a second flow... Agent: General Electric Company

20140238042 - Gas turbine engine buffer system: A gas turbine engine includes a fan, a compressor section, and a turbine section configured to drive the compressor section and the fan. A buffer system is configured to communicate a buffer supply air to a portion of the gas turbine engine. The buffer system includes a first bleed air... Agent:

20140238043 - Gas turbine engine system and supersonic exhaust nozzle: One embodiment of the present invention is a unique gas turbine engine system. Another embodiment is a unique exhaust nozzle system for a gas turbine engine. Other embodiments include apparatuses, systems, devices, hardware, methods, and combinations for gas turbine engine systems and exhaust nozzle systems for gas turbine engines. Further... Agent: Rollsroyce North American Technologies Inc.

  
08/21/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140230402 - Turbine conduit purge systems: In one embodiment, a system is provided. The system includes a combustor configured to combust a fuel, and a three-way valve fluidly coupled the combustor and disposed upstream of the combustor. The system also includes a fuel circuit comprising a fuel supply, wherein the fuel circuit is disposed upstream of... Agent: General Electric Company

20140230400 - Heat retention and distribution system for gas turbine engines: A gas turbine engine including a compressor section, a combustor section, and a turbine section operating to produce a power output during a first mode of operation. A heat retention and distribution system is provided to the engine wherein the heat retention system operates in a second mode of operation,... Agent:

20140230401 - Cycle turbine engine power system: Disclosed is a semi-closed cycle turbine engine power system, operating with air, enriched air, or oxygen as the oxidizer, is made non-emissive via the semi-closed cycle, in a manner which produces saleable CO2 product at pressure. In an embodiment of the present disclosure, the system includes, among other elements, an... Agent: Enhanced Energy Group LLC

20140230403 - Gas turbine engine shaft bearing configuration: A gas turbine engine includes a core housing that includes an inlet case and an intermediate case that respectively provide an inlet case flow path and an intermediate case flow path. A first shaft supports a low pressure compressor section that is arranged axially between the inlet case flow path... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140230404 - Gas turbine engine exhaust mixer: An exhaust mixer for a gas turbine engine includes an annular wall having upstream end adapted to be fastened to an engine case and a downstream end forming a plurality of inner and outer mixer lobes. A support member interconnects at least a number of the inner lobes, and includes... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140230406 - Exhaust routers: Exhaust routing devices are disclosed that include (a) a body defining an exhaust routing chamber, the body having an intake port configured to provide fluid communication between the exhaust port of a cylinder head and the chamber, and two outlet ports configured to provide fluid communication between the chamber and... Agent:

20140230407 - Method and system for magnetic particle detection in a charge air system: Various methods and systems are provided for detecting particles generated from engine component degradation within an engine system. In one embodiment, a method for an engine comprises indicating engine degradation in response to a buildup of particles in a magnetic field, the magnetic field positioned in a flow of gas.... Agent: General Electric Company

20140230405 - Method for heating exhaust: A method according to the present invention heats exhaust introduced to an exhaust emission purifier by injecting fuel into an exhaust passage through a fuel addition valve toward a heat generating portion of a glow plug disposed in the exhaust passage located upstream of the exhaust emission purifier, and then... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140230411 - Dosing and mixing arrangement for use in exhaust aftertreatment: A method for causing exhaust gas flow to flow at least 270 degrees in a first direction about a perforated tube using a baffle plate having a main body with a plurality of flow-through openings and a plurality of louvers positioned adjacent to the flow-through openings. The method includes deflecting... Agent: Donaldson Company, Inc.

20140230410 - Internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas aftertreatment arrangement and intake air arrangement and method for operating an internal combustion engine of said type: A system and method for controlling temperature of a urea reductant to form ammonia for NOx reduction in a selective catalytic reducer coupled to a turbocharged engine exhaust by portioning a flow across the reductant of one or more of the following: a combination of compressed air and ambient air;... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140230409 - Method and device for determining a starting time of a regeneration process for regenerating a diesel particle filter: Method for determining a starting time of a regeneration process of a particle filter which is connected into the exhaust train of an internal combustion engine, in particular of a diesel engine, wherein the data of an air mass flow rate meter, of an exhaust gas temperature sensor and of... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh

20140230408 - System and method for exhaust gas aftertreatment: In one embodiment, a method for controlling nitrogen oxides in an exhaust gas received by an exhaust system, the exhaust system including a first selective catalytic reduction device, an exhaust gas heat recovery device and a second selective catalytic reduction device is provided. The method includes flowing the exhaust gas... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140230413 - System, method, and apparatus for controlling an aftertreatment system having a particulate filter and a rich nox conversion device: A system includes an internal combustion ignition engine with an exhaust gas flow, a particulate filter in the exhaust gas flow, a NOx reduction catalyst in the exhaust gas flow downstream of the particulate filter, a first oxygen sensor coupled to the exhaust gas flow downstream of the NOx reduction... Agent: Cummins Inc.

20140230412 - Trapped soot estimator: A diesel engine (10) has an exhaust system (16) containing a diesel particulate filter (18) for trapping soot passing through the exhaust system as the engine operates. A trapped soot estimator (30) estimates soot trapped in the diesel particular filter by repeatedly executing an algorithm that calculates a data value... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company LLC

20140230414 - Electric heating catalyst: An electric heating catalyst (EHC) in which a short circuit between a heat generation element and a case in EHC is suppressed. The EHC includes a heat generation element (catalyst carrier) electrically energized to generate heat; a case receiving the heat generation element; an insulating support member between the heat... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140230416 - Exhaust gas control apparatus for internal combustion engine: An exhaust gas control apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes a NOx purification catalyst disposed in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine and carrying a first catalyst metal on a first catalyst carrier, an oxidation catalyst disposed in the downstream exhaust passage of the NOx purification catalyst... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140230415 - Exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine: A reduction in the accuracy of a failure determination of a filter due to a reduction in the detection accuracy of a PM sensor is suppressed. To this end, provision is made for an NOx selective reduction catalyst arranged in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine to reduce... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140230417 - Exhaust gas combustion system: An exhaust gas combustion system advances exhaust timing by using an electric CVVT apparatus. The system may include: an air supply passage adapted to provide for passing air to be supplied to an engine; an exhaust manifold adapted to transmit exhaust gas of the engine to an exhaust passage; an... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140230418 - Assembly for purifying exhaust gases: The assembly comprises a baffle covering at least 75% of the first area and covering less than 25% of the second area. The baffle and the space are laid out so that a portion of the exhaust gases penetrate through the first area of the inlet flows into the space... Agent: Faurecia Systems D'echappement

20140230419 - Mixer configuration for reducing agent preparation and motor vehicle having a mixer configuration: A mixer configuration for mixing an additive with an exhaust gas stream includes at least one overflow surface which is disposed in a mixing section of an exhaust pipe. The exhaust pipe has a cross section and a main flow direction of the exhaust gas stream. The at least one... Agent: Emitec Gesellschaft Fuer Emissionstechnologie Mbh

20140230420 - Energy recovery system for hydraulic machine: An energy recovery system is disclosed for use with a hydraulic machine. The energy recovery system may have a tank, a pump configured to draw fluid from the tank and pressurize the fluid, an actuator, and an actuator control valve movable to direct pressurized fluid from the pump to the... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140230421 - Velocity gradient floating turbine and power generation system and methods thereof:

20140230422 - Transmission thrust washer with circulation circuit: An automatic transmission includes: a torque converter; a stator in the torque converter; and a thrust washer adjacent the stator. The thrust washer includes a circulation circuit formed in the washer to facilitate fluid movement from one side of the washer to another side of the washer.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140230423 - Vehicle drive device: A vehicle drive device for a rotary electric machine. A case of the device includes a support wall portion that extends in a radial direction of the rotary electric machine at a location between the rotary electric machine and the fluid coupling in the axial direction. A first bearing and... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140230424 - Hydraulic system with suction/return filter: The invention relates to a hydraulic system, preferably for piloting and actuating a two-cylinder thick matter pump. The hydraulic system comprises a tank (68) for receiving hydraulic oil, a primary circuit having at least one hydraulic consumer (AH, MH) which has at least one primary pump (36, 38, 61, 70),... Agent: Putzmeister Engineering Gmbh

20140230425 - Hydraulic circuit for ram cylinder: A hydraulic circuit for a ram cylinder includes: a ram cylinder which drives a driven device; a hydraulic unit including (i) a supply circuit which includes a supply control valve and a supply throttle valve, and (ii) a discharge circuit which includes a discharge control valve and a discharge throttle... Agent: U-tec Co., Ltd.

20140230426 - Arrangement in wave energy recovery system: This invention relates to an arrangement in a wave energy recovery system comprising at least a wing element hinged on its one edge to make a reciprocating motion in response to kinetic energy of waves or tidal currents, a wave energy recovery means having a space alterable by its volume... Agent: Aw-energy Oy

20140230427 - Wave energy apparatus having a venturi shroud: By optimizing the degree to which water is accelerated through a venturi device, the amount of power that an energy device extracts from the ocean is maximized. Prior venturi-based wave energy devices have proven to be inefficient because of the relatively small amount of power that they generate relative to... Agent:

20140230428 - Stirling engine: A stirling engine 10A includes: cylinders 22 and 32; pistons 21 and 31, gas lubrication being performed between the corresponding cylinders 22 and 32 and the pistons 21 and 31; a crankcase 62 that is provided with a crankshaft 61 converting a reciprocating movement of the pistons 21 and 31... Agent:

20140230429 - Pedal simulator for active brake system: Disclosed herein is a pedal simulator for an active brake system. The pedal simulator includes a simulator block provided therein with a bore, a first reaction unit including a first reaction piston slidably installed in the bore, a first damping member installed at the first reaction piston, and a first... Agent: Mando Corporation

20140230430 - Air charge system and method for an internal combustion engine: An air charge system for an internal combustion engine may include a charge path having a charge inlet configured to receive air, and a charge outlet configured to convey air to an intake of the internal combustion engine; a first compressor in the charge path, the first compressor being driven... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140230433 - Internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas aftertreatment arrangement and method for operating an internal combustion engine of said type: A system and method for controlling temperature of a urea reductant to form ammonia for NOx reduction in a selective catalytic reducer coupled to a turbocharged engine exhaust by portioning a flow across the reductant between compressed air and ambient air.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140230431 - Supercharged internal combustion engine with two-channel turbine and method for operating an internal combustion engine of said type: A supercharged internal combustion engine comprising a two channel turbine fluidly connects the two channels within the turbine housing by virtue of at least one opening in the housing wall which separates the two channels wherein at least one displaceable wall part is provided which serves for opening up the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140230432 - Supercharged internal combustion engine with two-channel turbine and method for operating an internal combustion engine of said type: A supercharged internal combustion engine wherein a two-channel turbine comprising a shut-off body positioned within a flow transfer duct within a turbine housing fluidly couples the two channels of a turbine housing to one another via the transfer duct responsive to the exhaust gas flow rate to enable better operation... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140230434 - Methods and system for cooling exhaust system components: Various methods and systems are provided for cooling exhaust system components. In one example, a method comprises directing compressed air onto an exterior of an engine exhaust passage valve.... Agent: General Electric Company

20140230435 - Internal combustion machine, water craft, and method for operating the power supply system of a ship using an internal combustion engine: The invention relates to an internal combustion machine (10), comprising a combustion engine (1) having an exhaust gas side (AGS) and a charging fluid side (LLS), and having a supercharger system (14) comprising an exhaust gas turbo charger (40) for charging the combustion engine (1), having a condenser array (41)... Agent: Mtu Friedrichshafen Gmbh

20140230436 - Turbo recharger: Embodiments as described herein provide a simplified turbo recharger for an efficient, reliable, low-cost system that delivers good performance for improving efficiency of a vehicle using electric power. Embodiments as described herein may be used with electric motor, combustion engine hybrid vehicles to improve the fuel efficiencies of such vehicles.... Agent:

20140230437 - Method for generating heat energy and electrical energy from various types of waste and system for implementing said method: A method including obtaining biogas, treated water and oxygen from sewage and various wastes; feeding a boiler: in a first step, with biogas and oxygen, and in a second step, with treated water supplied at a very high pressure to the injectors of the boiler, while maintaining an input of... Agent:

20140230438 - Heat exchange system: The present invention relates to a heat exchange system comprising:—a single apparatus (N) having an area immersed in a fluid bath (N2) and a free space (N1) at the head in which a vapour phase is accumulated,—at least one interspace (P) open at both ends, situated inside said apparatus and... Agent: Eni S.p.a.

20140230439 - Auxiliary power unit generator: A generator includes a main cavity and a shaft located in the main cavity. The shaft is configured to be connected to an auxiliary power unit (APU) and rotated by the APU. The generator is configured to generate power based on the rotation of the shaft. A fluid system is... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

20140230440 - Combustion chamber: A combustion chamber comprises an outer wall and an inner wall. The outer wall has mounting apertures extending there-though and the inner wall has threaded studs extending there-from. The threaded studs extend through the mounting apertures in the outer wall. Cooperating nuts locate on the studs. Walls are positioned between... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC

20140230441 - Heat shield manifold system for a midframe case of a gas turbine engine: A heat shield manifold system for an inner casing between a compressor and turbine assembly is disclosed. The heat shield manifold system protects the outer case from high temperature compressor discharge air, thereby enabling the outer case extending between a compressor and a turbine assembly to be formed from less... Agent:

20140230442 - Gas turbine combustor equipped with heat-transfer device: The gas turbine combustor includes a combustor liner, an air transfer casing installed on the outer circumference of the combustor liner, the combustor liner and the air transfer casing defining an annular passage therebetween adapted to allow a heat-transfer medium to flow therethrough, and a plurality of vortex generating devices... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140230443 - Rotor assembly having a concentric arrangement of a turbine portion, a cooling channel and a reinforcement wall: The present disclosure introduces a rotor assembly having a concentric arrangement comprising a rotating turbine portion, a cooling channel and an annular reinforcement wall. The concentric arrangement is configured to rotate around a common axis. Also introduced is a rotary engine comprising the rotor assembly, in which the cooling channel... Agent:

20140230445 - Fuel combusting method: The present techniques are directed to systems and a method for combusting a fuel in a gas turbine. An exemplary method includes providing a fuel to a combustor on a gas turbine, providing an oxidant to the combustor, and combusting the fuel and the oxidant in the combustor to produce... Agent:

20140230444 - System and method for reducing back pressure in a gas turbine system: In a first embodiment, a system, including an exhaust duct configured to flow an exhaust gas, and an air injection system coupled to the exhaust duct, wherein the air injection system comprises a first air injector configured to inject air into the exhaust duct to assist flow of the exhaust... Agent: General Electric Company

20140230446 - Reducing oxygen in a gas turbine exhaust: The present techniques are directed to a system and methods for operating a gas turbine system. An exemplary gas turbine system includes an oxidant system, a fuel system, and a control system. A combustor is adapted to receive and combust an oxidant from the oxidant system and a fuel from... Agent:

20140230447 - Fuel nozzle for a gas turbomachine: A fuel nozzle for a gas turbomachine includes an outer nozzle body including an inner surface defining a mixing zone, and an inner nozzle body arranged within the outer nozzle body. The inner nozzle body includes a fluid passage. At least one flow affector extends from the inner nozzle body... Agent: General Electric Company

20140230448 - Method for preventing flashback in a burner having at least one swirl generator: A method for preventing flashback in a burner having swirl generator with a central fuel distributor element and an outer wall enclosing the central fuel distributor element and bounding an axial flow channel for combustion air is provided. A separating wall encloses the central fuel distributor element radially within the... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140230449 - Valve control device, gas turbine, and valve control method: A valve control device is provided in a gas turbine having a combustor for generating combustion gas, a turbine driven by the combustion gas generated by the combustor, a flow rate regulating valve for regulating the flow rate of the fuel to be supplied to the combustor, and a pressure... Agent: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

20140230450 - Power generation system and operating method thereof: A power generation system has a fuel cell, a gas turbine, an exhausted oxidant line, a fuel gas supply line, an exhausted fuel gas supply line, a supply amount adjustment unit, and a control system including an information acquisition unit, a calculation unit, and a fuel gas supply control unit.... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140230451 - Method for controlling gas turbine power plant, gas turbine power plant, method for controlling carbon-containing fuel gasifier, and carbon-containing fuel gasifier: A method for controlling a gas turbine power plant, a gas turbine power plant, a method for controlling a carbon-containing fuel gasifier, and a carbon-containing fuel gasifier that can keep constant the amount of heat generated from a synthetic gas produced by the carbon-containing fuel gasifier. The gas turbine power... Agent: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

20140230452 - Planetary gear system arrangement with auxiliary oil system: In one exemplary embodiment, a gas turbine engine includes a fan, a speed reduction device driving the fan, and a lubrication system for lubricating components across a rotation gap. The lubrication system includes a lubricant input. A stationary first bearing receives lubricant from the lubricant input and has a first... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

  
08/14/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140223882 - Systems and methods for coal beneficiation: A system includes a feed preparation system, with a fluid injection system configured to inject a fluid into a feed stream to generate a feed-fluid mixture. The feed stream includes a first solid, a second solid, and a gas. The feed preparation system also includes a cyclone configured to separate... Agent: General Electric Company

20140223883 - Electron propulsion engine: An electron acceleration device using thermionic fission cells and an electromagnetic scoop coil for power. A power control junction and electron injector control that feeds free electrons in packets into the acceleration components that consist of a series of induction linac module units, having quadrupole magnet units in series between... Agent:

20140223884 - Ultra-efficient propulsor with an augmentor fan circumscribing a turbofan: An ultra-efficient “green” aircraft propulsor utilizing an augmentor fan is disclosed. A balanced design is provided combining a fuel efficient and low-noise high bypass ratio augmentor fan and a low-noise shrouded high bypass ratio turbofan. Three mass flow streams are utilized to reduce propulsor specific fuel consumption and increase performance... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140223885 - Turbo screen: The present invention generally relates to methods and apparatus for use in exhaust manifold assemblies of large diesel engines. In one aspect, a screen for use in an exhaust manifold assembly is provided. The screen includes a plate formed in a concave shape. The plate has a concave surface. The... Agent: Parker Filtration Canada

20140223887 - Method and device for measuring the concentration of soot particles in an exhaust gas, in particular from an internal combustion engine: e

20140223886 - Systems and methods for aftertreatment system diagnostics: Methods and systems for diagnosing inadequate performance and/or degradation of one or more components of an aftertreatment system are disclosed, the components including at least an oxidation catalyst that is positioned upstream from an SCR catalyst. A performance degradation analysis of the oxidation catalyst is based on a comparison of... Agent: Cummins Inc.

20140223889 - Control system for dpf regeneration by exhaust pipe injection, and regeneration method: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a DPF travel-time regeneration control system of stably raising the temperature even during travel and capable of decreasing the frequency of DPF regeneration when the vehicle is stopped. In this control system, if the DPF (5) needs to be regenerated, the... Agent: Ud Trucks Corporation

20140223888 - Delivery device with protection against freezing, methods for operating and deactivating a delivery device and motor vehicle: A delivery device for delivering reducing agent into an exhaust-gas treatment device includes at least one delivery duct with at least one flexible wall region. The flexible wall region can deform when reducing agent in the delivery duct freezes. The flexible wall region separates the delivery duct from a compressed-air... Agent: Emitec Gesellschaft Fuer Emissionstechnologie Mbh

20140223890 - Exhaust gas recirculation system with a nox sensor: Various systems and methods are described for operating an engine system having a sensor coupled to an exhaust gas recirculation system in a motor vehicle. One example method comprises during a first operating condition, directing at least some exhaust gas from an exhaust of the engine through the exhaust gas... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140223891 - Two-stroke lean burn gas engine with a silencer-catalytic converter: A low emissions 2-stroke natural gas fueled engine includes at least one cylinder with an exhaust port in communication with a silencer-catalytic converter unit. The unit has first and second volumes in communication with each other. The first volume damps spurious exhaust pressure excursions and removes particulates in the exhaust.... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20140223892 - Method and device for mixing compressed air and reducing agent and motor vehicle having the device: A device for providing a mixture of compressed air and liquid reducing agent includes a first inflow duct for reducing agent, a second inflow duct for compressed air, an outlet duct for the mixture, a mixing point at which compressed air and reducing agent are merged, and a mixing duct... Agent: Emitec Gesellschaft Fuer Emissionstechnologie Mbh

20140223893 - Pilot pump sourced peak shaving for hybrid hydraulic circuits: A system includes a pilot pump with an output that may be directed to a pilot circuit by way of a selector valve. The selector valve is shifted between a first position providing communication between the pump and the pilot circuit to a second position providing communication between the pilot... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140223894 - Apparatus and method for operating a subsea compression system: Apparatus and method for operating a subsea compression system. The subsea compression system comprising a separator, a compressor and a pump, wherein the compressor is operable for compression and discharge of gas that is separated from a well stream fed into the separator, and the pump is operable for pumping... Agent: Vetco Gray Scandinavia As

20140223895 - System for adaptively providing power from a series of fluid pumps to a series of fluid motors: A fluid energy distribution system that has three general elements; the fluid energy providers; the means for fluid energy distribution; and the fluid drivers. The fluid energy providers input energy into hydraulic fluid in the form of fluid pressure and flow. This energy is then passed to the means for... Agent:

20140223896 - Compressed air engine assembly with complementary compressed air circuit: An air-powered engine assembly uses compressed air as a complementary power source. The air-powered engine assembly includes an engine body (1), a multiple-column power distributor (2), a power equipment (4), a controller system (6), an intake speed control valve (23), a high pressure gas tank set (13), a constant pressure... Agent: Beijing Xiang Tian Huachuang Aerodynamic Force Technology Research Institute Company Limited

20140223897 - Seal device for hydraulic circuit: In a seal device for a hydraulic circuit, in which an oil passage that supplies hydraulic oil to or discharges the hydraulic oil from a hydraulic actuator operated by hydraulic pressure is formed over at least two members that relatively move, and a seal member that seals a gap between... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140223898 - Transaxle system for vehicle: Transaxle systems for a vehicle are disclosed where each of right and left transaxle units includes a hydraulic pump, a hydraulic motor and a casing incorporating the hydraulic pump and motor. Each hydraulic pump has a pump displacement control means operatively connected to a pump control arm pivoted on the... Agent:

20140223899 - Passive closing device for thermal self-protection of high pressure gas vessels: High pressure gas vessels can have a sensitivity to temperature of the compressed gas. Over-temperature conditions in particular may cause decreased durability and/or vessel damage, including gas leakage to the environment. Articles of manufacture, methods, and systems are provided for over-temperature protection using a passive device. The passive closing device... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140223900 - Thermal-powered device: The present invention discloses a device capable of converting thermal energy into kinetic energy, in particular a thermal-powered device, including a housing (1) and a transmission device (2) disposed in the housing (1). Alloy sheets (3) are disposed at the transmission device (2). The housing (1) is formed with a... Agent: Zhejiang Gongshang University

20140223901 - Internal combustion engine coupled turbocharger with an infinitely variable transmission: A turbocharger for use with an internal combustion engine is provided. The turbocharger comprises a differential device having a carrier portion, a compressor portion, and a turbine portion. The compressor portion is in driving engagement with a first portion of the differential device. The turbine portion is in driving engagement... Agent: Dana Limited

20140223902 - Internal combustion engine with selective catalytic converter for the reduction of nitrogen oxides and method for operating an internal combustion engine of said type: An internal combustion engine comprising a turbocharger wherein a bypass line in an exhaust gas discharge system delivers an aqueous urea reductant to an at least one SCR catalyst and a method to maintain the reductant at a desired temperature to maximize its conversion to ammonia and optimize the reduction... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140223903 - Engine with exhaust gas recirculation system and variable geometry turbocharger: An engine assembly includes an intake assembly, an internal combustion engine defining a plurality of cylinders and configured to combust a fuel and produce exhaust gas, and an exhaust assembly in fluid communication with a first subset of the plurality of cylinders. Each of the plurality of cylinders are provided... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140223904 - Pulse turbine turbocharger and egr system: A method of boosting air to an intake manifold (20) of an engine (16) having cylinders (C) that emit exhaust gas includes the steps of dividing the exhaust gas emitted from the cylinders into a first exhaust passageway (26A) and a second exhaust passageway (26B), and fluidly communicating at least... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC

20140223906 - Solar/gas hybrid power system configurations and methods of use: Solar/gas hybrid concentrating solar power (CSP) systems and methods of using the CSP systems are described. The hybrid CSP systems are highly efficient due, at least in part, to a solar segment comprising a first heat transfer fluid and a thermal storage segment comprising a second heat transfer fluid. The... Agent:

20140223905 - Solar-powered apparatus: The invention relates to a solar-powered apparatus, comprising a housing (1), a shield panel (5) disposed on the housing (1), and a transmission apparatus (2) disposed inside the housing (1). The transmission apparatus (2) is provided with eight or more memory alloy sheets (3). The housing (1) is also provided... Agent:

20140223907 - Power generating apparatus and method of operating power generating apparatus: Provided is a power generating apparatus including an evaporator configured to evaporate a working medium with a heating medium supplied from the outside of a working medium flow path, an expander to which a driven machine is connected and which is configured to convert expansion force of the evaporated working... Agent: Anest Iwata Corporation

20140223908 - Waste management system: A system and method of integrated waste management having a source of a combustible waste material, a separator for separating the combustible waste material from a recyclable material, an airless drier for drying the combustible waste material to generate a pyrolysis feedstock, and a pyrolyser for pyrolysing the pyrolysis feedstock... Agent:

20140223909 - Energy storage technology for demanded supply optimisation: A comburant gas supply system is provided for a combustion boiler/turbine of a thermal power plant, a combustion boiler/turbine system and a thermal power plant. The gas supply system has an air separation module to separate and output an oxygen rich gas from an input air supply; a comburant gas... Agent: Doosan Babcock Limited

20140223910 - Energy-storing device and method for storing energy: An energy-storing device with a charging circuit for a working gas for storing thermal energy, comprising a compressor, a heat accumulator, and an expansion turbine is provided. The compressor is connected to the inlet of the expansion turbine at the outlet side of the compressor via a first line for... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140223911 - Steam power cycle system: There is provided a steam power cycle system that permits to perform an appropriate heat exchange between a working fluid that is a non-azeotropic mixture and a heat source, to enhance the performance of the whole system. More specifically, a plurality of condensers are provided so as to be connected... Agent: Saga University

20140223912 - Turbine engine combustion chamber: An annular combustion chamber for a turbine engine, the chamber including an inner wall and an outer wall forming surfaces of revolution, the walls being connected together by a chamber end wall fitted with a fuel injection mechanism, each of the inner and outer walls including primary holes and dilution... Agent: Snecma

20140223913 - Forged fuel injector stem: A gas turbine engine fuel injector stem includes a single piece of material with a flange, a center body, a gas gallery, and a fluid passage. The flange includes a cylindrical shape, a plurality of mounting holes and a handle hole. The center body extends from a flange cap in... Agent:

20140223914 - Flow sleeve inlet assembly in a gas turbine engine: A combustor assembly in a gas turbine engine includes a liner defining a combustion zone, at least one fuel injector for providing fuel, and a flow sleeve. An inner surface of the flow sleeve defines an outer boundary for an air flow passageway. Upon the air reaching a head end... Agent:

20140223915 - Vectored-thrust propulsor: A jet propulsor, for use in vehicles or other devices moving in a three-dimensional gaseous or liquid medium such as air or water, has a joint chamber and at least four flow passages which are connected to the chamber with one of their ends, have independently controllable reversible pressure units... Agent:

20140223916 - Gas turbine engine with compressor inlet guide vane positioned for starting: A gas turbine engine includes a compressor section, the compressor section including a variable inlet guide vane which is movable between distinct angles to control the airflow approaching the compressor section. A control is programmed to position the vane at startup of the engine to direct airflow across the compressor... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140223917 - Oil and fuel circuits in a turbine engine: Oil and fuel circuits in a turbine engine, the circuits including a main oil/fuel heat exchanger passing flows of oil and fuel for cooling the oil, an oil/air heat exchanger mounted in the oil circuit and having a flow of cooling air passing therethrough, a bypass pipe connected between an... Agent: Snecma

20140223918 - Compressed air energy system integrated with gas turbine: An apparatus performs a power cycle involving expansion of compressed air utilizing high pressure (HP) and low pressure (LP) air turbines located upstream of a gas turbine. The power cycle involves heating of the compressed air prior to its expansion in the HP and LP air turbines. Taking into consideration... Agent: Lightsail Energy, Inc.

20140223920 - Consumable assembly mistake proofing tool for a gas turbine engine: A method of assembling a gas turbine engine includes locating a consumable assembly tool clip within the engine... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140223919 - Flexible liner hanger: A gas turbine engine exhaust system includes a liner extending along an axial direction and a radial direction and circumscribing a combustion plenum, a high pressure plenum circumscribing the liner along the radial direction, a structural component circumscribing the high pressure plenum along the radial direction, and a leaf spring... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140223921 - Gas turbine: A gas turbine includes a compressor, an annular combustion chamber, and a turbine, a combustion chamber shell of the combustion chamber adjoining the turbine inlet in a transition region in order to introduce the hot gases generated in the combustion chamber into the downstream turbine such that a thermal expansion-induced... Agent:

  
08/07/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140215997 - Flexible shield for fluid connectors: A flexible shield for fluid connectors of a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The flexible shield may comprise a flexible sleeve adapted to surround the fluid connector, and a coupling configured to secure the flexible sleeve onto a fluid tube proximate the fluid connector. A gas turbine engine employing such... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140215998 - Gas turbine engines with improved compressor blades: A rotor blade for a compressor includes a pressure sidewall; a suction sidewall coupled to the pressure sidewall at a leading edge and a trailing edge; and a through hole extending between the pressure sidewall and the suction sidewall.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140216001 - Air cooling system and method for a heat recovery steam generator inlet: The air cooling system and method for a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) inlet provides a combined cycle power plant utilizing a powerful fan coupled to ductwork connected to pipes that enter the HRSG inlet duct coupled to an exhaust duct of a Combustion Turbine (CT) for lowering the temperature... Agent: Hrst, Inc.

20140215999 - Aft exhaust system for rotary wing aircraft: An exhaust system for reducing infrared emissions of a rotary wing aircraft includes a duct assembly having an inlet portion and an outlet portion; the inlet portion configured to receive exhaust from an engine of the aircraft; and the outlet portion coupled to the inlet portion, the outlet portion having... Agent:

20140216000 - Indexed positive displacement rotary motion device: Disclosed herein is an indexing system for a rotor assembly where in one example the indexing system regulates the rotational location of drive rotors. In one example the rotors are configured to rotate about a shaft.... Agent:

20140216002 - Gas turbine engine having slim-line nacelle: A gas turbine engine according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a nacelle assembly that includes an inlet lip section and an inlet internal diffuser section downstream of the inlet lip section. A variable area fan nozzle is positioned near an aft segment of... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140216004 - Compressed air bleed supply for buffer system: A gas turbine engine includes a fan, a compressor section fluidly connected to the fan, a combustor fluidly connected to the compressor section, a turbine section fluidly connected to the combustor, and a buffer system. The buffer system includes a heat exchanger having a first inlet, a first outlet, a... Agent:

20140216003 - Gas turbine engine with geared turbofan and oil thermal management system: A gas turbine engine includes a fan, a compressor section, a combustion section, and a turbine section. A fan drive gear system is configured for driving the fan at a speed different than the turbine section. A lubricant system includes a lubricant pump delivering lubricant to an outlet line. The... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140216005 - Gas turbine engine assembly including a thrust reverser: An exemplary gas turbine engine assembly includes a thrust reverser that is selectively moveable between a stowed position and a thrust reversing position. The thrust reverser includes an outer surface having a first outer surface area when the thrust reverser is in the stowed position and a second, smaller outer... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140216006 - Coherent-structure fuel treatment systems and methods: Fuel efficiency in a combustion engine is increased by treating the fuel in a reaction chamber prior to delivering the fuel into the combustion chamber of the engine. The method includes the step of entraining a stream of exhaust gas to travel upstream through the reactor chamber in a first... Agent: Thrival Tech, LLC

20140216007 - Device and method for an exhaust system of a motor vehicle: A device for an exhaust system of a motor vehicle includes baffle wall, a passage, and a body having a sidewall with an exhaust conduit extending therethrough. The baffle wall has a bore in fluid communication with the exhaust conduit. The baffle wall extends from the sidewall and into the... Agent:

20140216010 - Device for measuring a quantity of a reducing agent, preferably nh3, contained in a vessel: The invention relates to a device for measuring a quantity of a reducing agent, preferably NH3, contained in a vessel (10; 110; 210) containing a storage material (11; 111; 211) in which the reducing agent is stored, the volume of the storage material (11; 111; 211) varying depending on the... Agent:

20140216012 - 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

20140216008 - Methods and systems for an exhaust gas treatment system: Various systems and methods are described for an engine system with an exhaust gas treatment system including a particulate filter. In one example method, accumulated hydrocarbons are removed from the exhaust gas treatment system by increasing an exhaust gas temperature to a first temperature responsive to a particulate filter regeneration... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140216009 - Rich burn internal combustion engine catalyst control: A catalyst system may include a catalyst and a first sensor that detects contents of gases entering the catalyst and reports the contents of the gases entering the catalyst to an emissions control module. A second sensor and a third sensor may detect contents of gases exiting the catalyst and... Agent: General Electric Company

20140216011 - System and method for catalyst heat utilization for gas turbine with exhaust gas recirculation: A system includes a turbine combustor, a turbine, an exhaust gas compressor, a flow path, and at least one catalytic converter. The turbine is driven by combustion products from the turbine combustor. The exhaust compressor is configured to compress and route an exhaust gas from the turbine to the turbine... Agent: General Electric Company

20140216013 - Exhaust purification system for internal combustion engine (as amended): Provided is an exhaust purification system for an internal combustion engine. The exhaust purification system comprising: a NOX purifying catalyst arranged in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine, wherein the NOX purifying catalyst comprises a base metal supported on a catalyst support; an oxygen sensor arranged at the... Agent:

20140216014 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine includes an SCR system disposed on an exhaust passage and a particulate matter sensor disposed downstream of the SCR system, the particulate matter sensor for producing an output that corresponds to an amount of particulate matter deposited on an element section. A control apparatus for the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140216015 - Exhaust gas purification apparatus for internal combustion engine: The present invention resides in an exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine, comprising an exhaust gas purification catalyst which is arranged in an exhaust gas passage of the internal combustion engine for a reducing agent added from a reducing agent addition valve, the reducing agent addition valve... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140216017 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine in the present invention includes a DPF installed in an exhaust passage and a DOC installed in the exhaust passage on the upstream side of the DPF. The control apparatus changes an engine control parameter so as to facilitate NO2-based regeneration when... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140216016 - Exhaust purification system for internal combustion engine: A wall flow type particulate filter is arranged inside the exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine where combustion is performed under an excess of oxygen. The particulate filter carries a solid acid. The solid acid has an acid strength which is higher than the acid strength of sulfurous acid... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140216018 - Internal combustion engine having at least one catalyst unit: An internal combustion engine having at least one catalytic converter unit for cleaning the exhaust gases produced during the operation of the internal combustion engine. The internal combustion engine includes at least one catalytic converter body which is arranged upstream of an exhaust gas heat exchanger in an exhaust gas... Agent: Avl List Gmbh

20140216019 - Electrically heated catalyst: Electricity is suppressed from flowing to a case of an electrically heated catalyst. In the electrically heated catalyst which is provided with a heat generation element adapted to be electrically energized to generate heat, the case in which the heat generation element is received, an inner pipe arranged between the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140216020 - Warm-up system for exhaust system of internal combustion engine: An object of the invention is to prevent a situation in which failure diagnosis for an exhaust system component in an internal combustion engine cannot be completed from continuing for an unduly long period of time. A warm-up system for an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine according to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140216022 - Compressed air energy storage system and method: A compressed air energy storage system comprises a high-pressure water apparatus, a low-pressure water apparatus coupled to the high-pressure water apparatus through two channels, wherein a first channel is formed by a pumped hydroelectric power generation unit, a first high-pressure pipe and a first low-pressure pipe and a second channel... Agent: North China Electric Power University

20140216021 - Systems and methods for generating power employing ves air supply stored energy: The present invention relates to a generation system for converting compressed air in a passive main control room habitability system to energy when the main control room habitability system is activated during an accident scenario in a nuclear reactor power plant. The system includes a pressure regulator for reducing the... Agent: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC

20140216023 - Pressure accumulator: The fixed or variable displacement hydraulic motor-pump (1) includes a motor-pump central rotor (3) in which a hydraulic cylinder (14) is arranged, the rotor (3) being in sealed contact with an input-output spool valve (43) connecting the cylinder (14) with a motor-pump frame (2) while a hydraulic piston (13) moves... Agent:

20140216024 - Brake valve and hydrostatic drive system therewith: A brake valve is insertable into a working line of a hydrostatic travel drive. The brake valve has a main stage with a first port connected to a variable displacement pump of the drive system and a second port connected to a motor of the drive system. The main stage... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140216025 - Wave energy converter and method for operating a wave energy converter: A wave energy converter for converting energy from a wave motion of a fluid into a different form of energy includes at least one rotor that is coupled to at least one energy converter. The rotor has a rotor base that has two sides with respect to the rotational plane... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140216026 - Free-piston type stirling engine: A free-piston type stirling engine 1 includes a power piston 30 which partitions the inside of a case 2 into a work space 80 and a bounce space 90, a displacer 40, a communication hole 32 provided in the power piston 30, a displacer rod 41 extending from the displacer... Agent: Isuzu Motors Limited

20140216027 - Heat storage device, and system provided with heat storage device: Provided is a heat storage device which can stably store heat by storing heat within a fixed temperature range. A heat storage device (10) of the present invention is characterized in being provided with a heat resistant frame (11), which is filled with one kind of alloy or mixed salt... Agent: Itoh Kikoh Co., Ltd.

20140216028 - Liquid ring system and applications thereof: The present disclosure concerns liquid ring systems, including (i) a fixed or rotating casing adapted to contain a liquid, (ii) a rotor located within the casing and having at least one impeller, (iii) a liquid ring formed by rotation of the rotor or the casing, and (iv) a plurality of... Agent:

20140216029 - Internal combustion engine, in particular a stationary gas engine, comprising a combustion chamber: An internal combustion engine, in particular a stationary gas engine, includes a combustion chamber to which a propellant can be fed from a first propellant source via a combustion chamber pipe, and a pre-combustion chamber to which a flushing gas can be fed via a flushing gas pipe. A flushing... Agent: Ge Jenbacher Gmbh & Co Og

20140216030 - Exhaust system with a reformer catalyst: An exhaust system for treating exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The system comprises a three-way catalyst (TWC), a fuel reformer catalyst located downstream of the TWC, and a fuel supply means located upstream of the fuel reformer catalyst. The exhaust gas is split into two portions.... Agent: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company

20140216031 - System for converting waste energy into electricity: A system and method for capturing waste heat and converting the captured waste heat into mechanical or electrical energy.... Agent:

20140216032 - Solar direct steam generation power plant combined with heat storage unit: s

20140216033 - Wastewater processing systems for power plants and other industrial sources: Methods, systems, and/or apparatuses for treating wastewater produced at a thermoelectric power plant, other industrial plants, and/or other industrial sources are disclosed. The wastewater is directed through a wastewater concentrator including a direct contact adiabatic concentration system. A stream of hot feed gases is directed through the wastewater concentrator. The... Agent: Heartland Technology Partners LLC

20140216034 - Thermal power generation system and method for generating thermal electric power: A thermal power generation system includes a combustor burning oxygen and fuel with supercritical CO2, a turbine driven by the supercritical CO2 and water vapor fed from the combustor, a low-pressure supercritical CO2 storage storing low-pressure supercritical CO2 from the turbine, a compressor compressing the low-pressure supercritical CO2, a high-pressure... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140216035 - Steam power plant with a second low-pressure turbine and an additional condensing system: A steam power plant with a low-pressure turbine is suggested with a second low-pressure turbine on a separated shaft line including a separate generator. The second low-pressure turbine is connected to an additional condensing system without cooling water consumption, thus allowing to maintain the power output at a high level,... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd

20140216036 - Solid oxide fuel cell system: A solid oxide fuel cell system (10) comprises a solid oxide fuel cell stack (12) and a gas turbine engine (14). The solid oxide fuel cell stack (12) comprises a plurality of solid oxide fuel cells (16). The gas turbine engine (14) comprises a compressor (24) and a turbine (26).... Agent: Lg Fuel Cell Systems, Inc.

20140216037 - Engine fuel control system: An engine fuel control system includes a metering valve to control fuel flow between the supply and delivery line with a pressure drop control regulating the pressure across the valve and maintain a substantially constant pressure across the valve. The fuel control system includes a backup system controllable by a... Agent: Rolls-royce Controls And Data Services Limited

20140216040 - Variable volume combustor with a conical liner support: The present application provides a variable volume combustor for use with a gas turbine engine. The variable volume combustor may include a liner, a number of micro-mixer fuel nozzles positioned within the liner, and a conical liner support supporting the liner.... Agent: General Electric Company

20140216039 - Variable volume combustor with aerodynamic fuel flanges for nozzle mounting: The present application provides a combustor for use with a gas turbine engine. The combustor may include a number of micro-mixer fuel nozzles and a fuel injection system for providing a flow of fuel to the micro-mixer fuel nozzles. The fuel injection system may include a number of support struts... Agent: General Electric Company

20140216038 - Variable volume combustor with cantilevered support structure: The present application provides a combustor for use with a gas turbine engine. The combustor may include a number of micro-mixer fuel nozzles positioned within an end cover, a common fuel tube extending through the end cover and in communication with the micro-mixer fuel nozzles, a linear actuator to maneuver... Agent: General Electric Company

20140216041 - Variable volume combustor with center hub fuel staging: The present application and the resultant patent provide a combustor for use with a gas turbine engine. The combustor may include a number of micro-mixer fuel nozzles and a fuel injection system for providing a flow of fuel to the micro-mixer fuel nozzles. The fuel injection system may include a... Agent: General Electric Company

20140216042 - Combustor component with cooling holes formed by additive manufacturing: Combustor liners made using additive manufacturing techniques can employ cooling hole patterns which are not possible, or at least time consuming or expensive, to make using traditional subtractive manufacturing techniques. By additively manufacturing floatwall panels, cooling holes may be placed along axes that transect features on the floatwall panel, such... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140216043 - Combustor liner for a can-annular gas turbine engine and a method for constructing such a liner: A combustor liner (30) for a can-annular gas turbine engine (10) and a method for constructing such a liner are provided. The combustor liner includes an annular wall member (32) A cooling channel (34, 42, 50, 54, 56, 58) is formed through the wall member and extends from an inlet... Agent:

20140216044 - Gas turbine engine combustor heat shield with increased film cooling effectiveness: A heat shield for a gas turbine engine includes a hot side with one or more raised features that extend therefrom.... Agent: United Technologoes Corporation

20140216045 - Gas turbine with improved power output: The application provides an apparatus for augmenting the power produced by a Brayton-cycle gas turbine system of the type having an air compressor for producing compressed air, a combustor for heating said compressed air and a fuel and producing hot gases, and a gas turbine responsive to the hot gases... Agent:

20140216046 - Integrated ion transport membrane and combustion turbine system: Integrated gas turbine combustion engine and ion transport membrane system comprising a gas turbine combustion engine including a compressor with a compressed oxygen-containing gas outlet; a combustor comprising an outer shell, a combustion zone in flow communication with the compressed oxygen-containing gas outlet, and a dilution zone in flow communication... Agent: Concepts Eti, Inc.

20140216047 - Two-shaft gas turbine: A two-shaft gas turbine having high operability is provided. The two-shaft gas turbine includes: a gas generator having a compressor, a combustor and a high pressure turbine; a power turbine having a low pressure turbine; a load connected to the power turbine; a motor/generator capable of rotatably driving the gas... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140216052 - Ignition device and method for a turbomachine combustion chamber: A method and device for igniting a turbomachine combustion chamber including alternately: an intake phase of a fluid into a chamber through an intake port, during which a piston compresses an elastic mechanism under pressure of the fluid such that the elastic mechanism applies onto a piezoelectric element a force... Agent: Snecma

20140216048 - Variable volume combustor: The present application provides a variable volume combustor for use with a gas turbine engine. The variable volume combustor may include a liner, a number of micro-mixer fuel nozzles positioned within the liner, and a linear actuator so as to maneuver the micro-mixer fuel nozzles axially along the liner.... Agent: General Electric Company

20140216051 - Variable volume combustor with an air bypass system: The present application provides a combustor for use with flow of fuel and a flow of air in a gas turbine engine. The combustor may include a number of micro-mixer fuel nozzles positioned within a liner and an air bypass system position about the liner. The air bypass system variably... Agent: General Electric Company

20140216050 - Variable volume combustor with nested fuel manifold system: The present application provides a combustor for use with a gas turbine engine. The combustor may include a number of micro-mixer fuel nozzles, a fuel manifold system in communication with the micro-mixer fuel nozzles to deliver a flow of fuel thereto, and a linear actuator to maneuver the micro-mixer fuel... Agent: General Electric Company

20140216049 - Variable volume combustor with pre-nozzle fuel injection system: The present application provides a combustor for use with a gas turbine engine. The combustor may include a number of fuel nozzles, a pre-nozzle fuel injection system supporting the fuel nozzles, and a linear actuator to maneuver the fuel nozzles and the pre-nozzle fuel injection system.... Agent: General Electric Company

20140216053 - Geared turbofan gas turbine engine with reliability check on gear connection: A gas turbine engine includes a fan and a compressor. A combustor drives a turbine, including a first turbine with a shaft to drive the compressor. A fan drive turbine drives the fan through a speed reduction. A sensor senses a speed of rotation of the fan and communicates sensed... Agent:

20140216055 - Gas turbine: In this gas turbine, at a downstream portion of a transition piece of a combustor, inner surfaces of a pair of lateral walls facing each other in a circumferential direction of a turbine rotor form inclination surfaces that incline down to a downstream end of the transition piece in a... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140216054 - Variable volume combustor with aerodynamic support struts: The present application provides a combustor for use with a gas turbine engine. The combustor may include a number of micro-mixer fuel nozzles and a fuel injection system for providing a flow of fuel to the micro-mixer fuel nozzles. The fuel injection system may include a number of support struts... Agent: General Electric Company

20140216056 - Heat exchange module for a turbine engine: A heat exchange module is provided for a turbine engine. The heat exchange module includes a duct and a plurality of heat exchangers. The duct includes a flowpath defined radially between a plurality of concentric duct walls. The flowpath extends along an axial centerline through the duct between a first... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

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