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07/10/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140190144 - Power generating system and method for operating the same: A power generating system includes a fuel cell, an exhausted oxidized gas line to which exhausted oxidized gas is discharged from the fuel cell, a gas turbine having a combustor configured to burn an exhausted oxidized gas passing through the exhausted oxidized gas line together with a fuel gas, a... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140190146 - Carbon dioxide membrane separation system in coal gasification process, and integrated coal gasification combined cycle power generation facility using same: The carbon dioxide membrane separation system in a coal gasification process contains introduction of a mixed gas of hydrogen (H2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) in a high temperature and high pressure condition generated through water gas shift reaction from a water gas shift reaction furnace, while maintaining the temperature and... Agent: Hitachi Zosen Corporation

20140190147 - Hybrid electric vehicle particulate regeneration method and system: A method is applied to regenerate particulate matter in a particulate filter of a hybrid electric vehicle having a combination of a combustion engine and an electric motor for propelling the vehicle, the hybrid electric vehicle having an electrically heated catalyst disposed in flow communication with the particulate filter in... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140190148 - Methods for nox reduction using exhaust-gas condensate: The system and methods described allow for reduce emissions by using a recirculation device within an engine that connects an air feed line to an exhaust line while cooling the exhaust-gas to form a condensate for further cooling the engine system. In one particular example, a cooling unit is described... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140190149 - Air-fuel ratio control apparatus: When an internal combustion engine (1) is determined to be in a low-temperature start state (an affirmative determination is made in S120), an air-fuel ratio control apparatus (10) controls the temperature of a downstream detection element (17) of a downstream gas sensor (15) to a downstream target temperature by driving... Agent: Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.

20140190150 - Exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine: In cases where at the upstream side of an NOx selective reduction catalyst there is provided another catalyst, sulfur poisoning of both the catalysts is recovered in an appropriate manner. To this end, provision is made for an NH3 generation catalyst arranged in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140190151 - Exhuast gas heating apparatus: A heating apparatus and method for use in an exhaust gas system is provided that includes a container body defining an exhaust gas pathway, a heater flange component attached to an exterior of the container body, and a heater assembly disposed in the exhaust gas pathway and secured to the... Agent: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company

20140190153 - Drive control method and system for operating a hydraulic driven work machine: A system and a method for operating a hydraulic driven work machine including a hydraulic travel motor having a variable displacement is provided, wherein a flow of hydraulic fluid generated by a hydraulic pump is provided to the travel motor and wherein a control valve is provided for controlling the... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab

20140190152 - Systems and methods for compressing and/or expanding a gas utilizing a bi-directional piston and hydraulic actuator: Systems, methods and devices for optimizing bi-directional piston movement within a device or system used to compress and/or expand a gas, such as air, are described herein. In some embodiments, a compressed air device and/or system can include a first pneumatic cylinder, a second pneumatic cylinder, a hydraulic actuator, and... Agent: General Compression, Inc.

20140190154 - Steam power plant and method for operating it: The invention relates to a method for operating a steam power plant, comprising a steam engine which is operated with a vaporous working medium, an evaporator for evaporating the working medium; a condenser for liquefying the working medium and a reservoir for the working medium. The invention is characterized in... Agent:

20140190155 - System and method for energy storage and retrieval: Disclosed herein is a system including a generator/motor subsystem configured to interchangeably impart and receive mechanical force; a stiff DC bus; and power conditioning circuitry electrically connected between the generator/motor subsystem and the stiff DC bus, the power conditioning circuitry conditioning electrical power received from the stiff DC bus to... Agent: Shipstone Corporation

20140190156 - Passive and active suspension with optimization of energy usage: A hydraulic actuator includes a shock absorber and a control system that is separate from the shock absorber and which generates damping loads for the hydraulic actuator. The control system generates the damping load by using a pair of variable valves, a pair of check valves, an accumulator, a pump/motor... Agent: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.

20140190157 - Drive train of a vehicle: A drive train (1) has an internal combustion engine (2), a traction drive (3), and working hydraulics (4) having at least one hydraulic pump (7). A connecting line (26) leads to a hydraulic accumulator (25) and is connected to a delivery line (10) of the hydraulic pump (7) that leads... Agent: Linde Hydraulics Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140190158 - Hydraulic circuit, and combination valve used in same hydraulic circuit: A composite valve is used in a hydraulic circuit. The composite valve is interposed between a stack valve and a hydraulic power supplier and between the stack valve and a multifunction valve coupled to a hydraulic device. The composite valve includes: stop valves opening/closing communication between the hydraulic power supplier... Agent: U-tec Co., Ltd.

20140190159 - Slewing type construction machine: Provided is a slewing type construction machine including an upper slewing body and a slewing speed sensor that detects a slewing speed of the upper slewing body, enabling accurate control to be achieved regardless of an error in output from the slewing speed sensor. The construction machine includes an upper... Agent: Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

20140190160 - Method and system for exhaust gas recirculation: Methods and systems are provided for an engine including a first turbocharger having a first compressor and a second turbocharger having a second compressor. An EGR differential between the first compressor and the second compressor may be increased under a condensation condition, and decreased under a surge condition. The EGR... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140190161 - Supercharger control device for internal combustion engine: A turbocharging system of an internal combustion engine includes compressor of a turbocharger disposed on an intake passage of an internal combustion engine and a turbine disposed on an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine. A bypass passage connects an upstream side and a downstream side of the turbine... Agent: Daimler Ag

20140190162 - Heat recovery system for a gas turbine engine: A heat recovery system for an engine having an exhaust nozzle whereby exhaust gas is expelled, the heat recovery system comprising a heat exchanger disposed within the exhaust nozzle, heat exchanger containing a fluid, heat exchanger is further positioned to utilize heat energy from exhaust gas to vaporize fluid a... Agent: Flysteam, LLC

20140190163 - Supercharged turbocompound hybrid engine apparatus: The present invention is relative to a control method of a turbo-compound engine apparatus wherein said apparatus comprises a low pressure compressor connected to the high pressure turbine and a low pressure turbine connected to a high pressure compressor by means of a coupling unit. The apparatus also comprises first... Agent: Fpt Motorenforschung Ag

20140190164 - High pressure turbine inlet duct and engine: A duct for connection between an exhaust manifold and a high-pressure turbine inlet include a cylindrical duct body defining a longitudinal axis. A frustoconical outlet nozzle connected at one end of the duct body and extending at about eighty-five degrees from the longitudinal axis. The duct further includes an inlet... Agent:

20140190165 - Power plant: A binary power generation device is equipped with the flow path of a medium circulating through a heat exchanger, a turbine, a condenser, and a pump. A method for removing air that has intruded into the flow path of the medium includes: an air intrusion detection step of calculating, based... Agent:

20140190166 - Combustion chamber: A combustion chamber comprises an outer wall and an inner wall spaced from the outer wall. The outer wall has at least one mounting aperture extending there-through and the inner wall has threaded studs extending there-from. The threaded studs extend through the mounting apertures in the outer wall. Cooperating nuts... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC

20140190167 - Ceramic combustor can for a gas turbine engine: A combustor assembly having a support assembly between a metal support assembly and a ceramic combustor can section that accommodates a thermal expansion difference therebetween. An air fuel mixer and an igniter are mounted to the support assembly secured to the ceramic combustion can which receives the ignition products of... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140190168 - Dual fuel nozzle tip assembly: A fuel nozzle for a combustor includes a burner tube and a center nozzle assembly disposed within the burner tube. The center nozzle assembly includes a center body that at least partially defines a cooling air flow passage through the center nozzle assembly. A premix flow passage is defined between... Agent: General Electric Company

20140190169 - Coaxial fuel supply for a micromixer: Embodiments of the present application can provide systems and methods for a coaxial fuel supply for a micromixer. According to one embodiment, the micromixer may include an elongated base nozzle structure, a number of mixing tubes in communication with the elongated base nozzle structure, and an air inlet configured to... Agent: General Electric Company

20140190170 - Fuel injector for supplying fuel to a combustor: A fuel injector for a combustor generally includes an annular outer body having an inlet and an outlet. The outer body at least partially defines an outer flow passage. An inner flow passage extends at least partially through the outer flow passage and a radial swirler is disposed at the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140190171 - Combustors with hybrid walled liners: A combustor for a turbine engine includes a first liner and a second liner forming a combustion chamber with the first liner. The combustion chamber is configured to receive an air-fuel mixture for combustion therein and has a longitudinal axis that defines axial, radial and circumferential directions. The first liner... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140190172 - Parallel cascaded cycle gas expander: A multi-stage, two-flow, axial flow expander close-coupled to a driven machine, such as a generator. The expander includes one or more expansion stages separated by a series of flow stream dividers that separate each expansion stage into outer and inner expander flowpaths. Working fluid at a first temperature is directed... Agent: Dresser-rand Company

20140190173 - Power generation system and method of stopping power generation system: A gas turbine including a compressor and a combustor, an SOFC including an air electrode (cathode) and a fuel electrode (anode), a first compressed air supply line adapted to supply a compressed air compressed by the compressor to the combustor, a second compressed air gas supply line adapted to supply... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140190175 - 3d non-axisymmetric combustor liner: A combustor liner with an input end and an output end includes an annular inner wall and an annular outer wall. At least one of the inner wall and outer wall is three-dimensionally contoured. The inner wall and the outer wall form a combustion chamber with the contours creating alternating... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140190178 - Combustor: A combustion method and combustor for use in a jet engine, the jet engine having a compressor portion and a turbine portion. The combustor includes an outer tube having a central axis that extends longitudinally intermediate the compressor portion and turbine portion and is positioned to receive air discharged by... Agent: Beckett Gas, Inc.

20140190176 - Fuel control method and fuel control apparatus for gas turbine and gas turbine: A fuel control method for a gas turbine with a combustor being formed of at least two groups of a pluralities of main nozzles for supplying fuel, and that supplies fuel from the main nozzles of all groups upon ignition of the combustor (S1), and supplies fuel from three main... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140190177 - Method for running up a stationary gas turbine: A method for running up a stationary gas turbine is provided. The turbine has a combustion chamber, the burners of which have a pilot burner and a main burner and by which various types of fuel are introduced into the combustion chamber for burning. The method, carried out while a... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140190174 - Micromixer assembly for a turbine system and method of distributing an air-fuel mixture to a combustor chamber: A micromixer assembly for a turbine system includes a plurality of pipes each having an inlet for receiving an airflow from an annulus defined by an inwardly disposed liner and an outwardly disposed sleeve, each of the plurality of pipes also including an outlet for dispersing an air-fuel mixture into... Agent: General Electric Company

20140190179 - Method of producing carbon black and generating energy: There is provided a process of producing carbon black and generating energy. The process includes converting a carbon black-yielding material supply into reaction product material. The reaction product material includes gaseous product material and solid particulate matter. The solid particulate matter includes carbon black. At least a fraction of the... Agent: Atlantic Hydrogen Inc.

20140190180 - Fairing of a gas turbine structure: A gas turbine structure includes a first housing and a second housing, one of the first and second housings being located around the other of the first and second housings such that a core flow passage is obtained between the first and second housings. The gas turbine structure further includes... Agent: Gkn Aerospace Sweden Ab

20140190181 - Rotor cover plate: A cover plate for a rotor disk in a gas turbine machine includes a cylindrical body having multiple outward facing snaps and multiple inward facing snaps.... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

  
07/03/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140182263 - Maphbe turbine: The Maphbe Turbine is a system of nozzles, rotors, and energy storage devices used to generate consistent power from intermittent energy sources specifically wind. It uses sails, cables, and poles as a way to form large nozzles and rotors for power generation, these systems can be paired with other renewable... Agent:

20140182264 - Aircraft engine systems and methods for operating same: A gas turbine propulsion system includes a system which utilizes a cryogenic liquid fuel for a non-combustion function.... Agent: General Electric Company

20140182265 - Rocket propulsion systems, and related methods: In an aspect of the invention, a system for rocket propulsion includes a heater operable to generate thermal energy from energy supplied from a non-chemical energy source, and to supply the thermal energy to a non-cryogenic fuel to thermally decompose the fuel into components that include at least a first... Agent:

20140182266 - Integrated waste heat recovery: A system and method of operating a waste heat recovery system for a vehicle is provided. The system includes an expander/compressor portion mechanically linked to wheels of the vehicle, the expander/compressor portion including an inlet valve and an exhaust valve. A combustion engine is provided having an exhaust portion. A... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140182269 - Method and apparatus for controlling urea injection amount of vehicle: A method is provided for controlling a urea injection amount of a vehicle that controls urea ejection in consideration of a difference between an internal temperature change rate and a regeneration temperature of an SCR integral diesel particulate filter. The method includes: detecting a reproduction temperature rising rate when in... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140182270 - Method and apparatus for controlling urea injection amount of vehicle: An apparatus and method for controlling a urea injection amount of a vehicle provides precision improvement of urea injection by determining a urea injection amount according to a collection amount of soot that is collected at an SCR integral diesel particulate filter and an accumulation amount of ash. The method... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140182271 - Scr system and a method of purging it:

20140182267 - Systems and methods for managing emissions from an engine of a vehicle: Disclosed embodiments include methods of removing carbon dioxide from combustion gas from an engine of a vehicle, systems for removing carbon dioxide from combustion gas from an engine of a vehicle, vehicles, methods of managing carbon dioxide emissions from an engine of a vehicle, and computer software program products for... Agent:

20140182268 - Systems and methods for managing emissions from an engine of a vehicle: Disclosed embodiments include methods of removing carbon dioxide from combustion gas from an engine of a vehicle, systems for removing carbon dioxide from combustion gas from an engine of a vehicle, vehicles, methods of managing carbon dioxide emissions from an engine of a vehicle, and computer software program products for... Agent:

20140182272 - Using resistance equivalent to estimate heater temperature of an exhaust gas after-treatment component: A temperature of a heated component is determined for control and monitoring. The heater driver, upon receipt of a turn-on signal, generates a current within a component of an electronic catalyst or exhaust after-treatment component, wherein the current through the component generates an appropriate loss to generate heat for facilitation... Agent:

20140182273 - Ammonia storage on an scr catalyst: A system and method for calculating quantity of ammonia stored on an SCR catalyst at various times during an interval of time by processing certain data, including the aggregate quantity of ammonia introduced into an exhaust flow during the interval of time, calculating the efficiency of catalytic conversion of NOx... Agent:

20140182274 - Urea-water addition control unit: A control portion sets a total injection amount of a urea water injected from an injector to an exhaust gas, and controls to open or close the injector based on the injection amount. An injection-amount correcting portion estimates an injection characteristic of the injector from an injection-amount difference between the... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140182275 - Apparatus and catalyst can for exhaust gas of vehicle: A catalyst can of exhaust gas can include a catalyst embedded substantially in the center of an inner space of the catalyst can, and an inflow space and a discharge space partitioned in an upper part and a lower part of the catalyst can, respectively. The catalyst can also includes... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140182276 - Utility vehicle: An exhaust system of a vehicle used for a parallel multiple cylinder engine in which a plurality of cylinders are aligned in vehicle width directions, at least comprising: an exhaust manifold that is connected to a plurality of exhaust ports formed in a front face of a cylinder head of... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140182277 - Electro-hydraulic steering system with spool-based steering event detection: An electro-hydraulic steering system for an articulated machine includes an electrical circuit and a hydraulic circuit. The electrical circuit includes a controller, an electro-hydraulic valve assembly, and a spool position system. The hydraulic circuit includes a pump, at least one cylinder in selective fluid communication with the pump, and the... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140182280 - Parallel cycle for tidal range power generation: A parallel cycle process of extracting energy from the rise and fall of the ocean tides utilizes a marine enclosure capable of supporting a differential head, equipment capable of using a differential fluid head to generate electricity and equipment capable of pumping against a differential head to generate power from... Agent:

20140182278 - Power generation from atmospheric air pressure: An apparatus and method is provided for generating net energy by converting the natural pressure of atmospheric air into kinetic energy, which is then converted to mechanical energy by a turbine, which can then be converted to electric energy through a generator. The method relies on natural physical phenomena such... Agent:

20140182279 - Shovel and method of controlling shovel: A shovel includes a plurality of hydraulic actuators including a first hydraulic actuator and a second hydraulic actuator, a main pump, a hydraulic pump-motor configured to function as a hydraulic motor by using hydraulic oil flowing out of the first hydraulic actuator and configured to function as a hydraulic pump,... Agent: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140182281 - Rotating wave energy machine: A rotating wave energy machine includes at least one rotor that revolves in a synchronous manner for utilizing an orbital flow of an undulating body of water that circulates over the rotor. An output power is tapped at a rotor shaft and the power (in the power flow) is converted... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140182282 - Stirling cycle machine: A piston rod seal unit. The piston rod seal unit includes a housing, a cylinder gland, and at least one floating rod seal assembly mounted in the cylinder gland, the floating rod seal assembly comprising at least one rod seal mounted onto the floating rod seal assembly.... Agent: New Power Concepts LLC

20140182283 - Hydraulic pressure generator: A hydraulic-pressure generator including: primary and secondary pistons displaced corresponding to displacement of a brake pedal; a first pressure chamber communicating with a first hollow in the primary piston and generating in brake fluid hydraulic pressure corresponding to the displacement of the primary piston; a second pressure chamber communicating with... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140182284 - Diesel engine and transverse turbocharger: A turbocharger is mounted on a diesel engine (e.g., a marine diesel engine), with the turbocharger's turbine axis transverse to a crankshaft axis of the engine.... Agent: General Electric Company

20140182285 - Charge air cooler cover and turbocharger bracket: A charge air cooler cover includes a nozzle configured for connection to an outlet of a compressor for receiving charge air, a tray configured for connection to an inlet of a charge air cooler, and a plenum leading from the nozzle to a plurality of passages defined by a plurality... Agent:

20140182286 - Turbocharger: A turbocharger system for a vehicle may include a turbocharger, a tank for compressed gas and an exhaust manifold conduit in fluid communication with an inlet of the turbocharger. The tank is in fluid communication with the manifold conduit and is arranged to push compressed gas into the manifold conduit... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation

20140182288 - Device and method for regulating a spark-ignition gas engine: A protective device for a spark-ignition gas engine is provided, which engine has a throttle valve for controlling a gas/air mixture and has an exhaust-gas turbocharger with a turbine that is associated with a throttle member for exhaust gas. A detection unit is configured to detect an actual differential pressure... Agent: Caterpillar Energy Solutions Gmbh

20140182287 - Turbo-charger system: A turbocharger system includes a compressor that is connected with a turbine operated by an exhaust gas by a rotary shaft and compresses and supplies external gas to a combustion chamber of an engine, an intercooler and a throttle valve disposed in an intake line connecting the compressor with the... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140182290 - Multi-stage turbocharged engine: An exhaust casing for use with a turbocharger includes a hollow body that has two mutually opposed large walls, which extend along first and second major dimensions of the hollow body and are spaced apart by a minor dimension of the hollow body, the hollow body defining a plenum and... Agent: General Electric Company

20140182289 - Turbocharger system: A turbocharger system includes: an engine including a first cylinder head constituting a first bank and a second cylinder head constituting a second bank; a center turbocharger formed between the first bank and the second bank, and connected to exhaust and intake manifolds of the first and second banks; a... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140182291 - Power recovery system using a rankine power cycle incorporating a two-phase liquid-vapor expander with electric generator: A power recovery system using the Rankine power cycle incorporating a two-phase liquid-vapor expander with an electric generator which further consists of a heat sink, a heat source, a working fluid to transport heat and pressure energy, a feed pump and a two-phase liquid-vapor expander for the working fluid mounted... Agent: Ebara International Corporation

20140182292 - Integral instrumentation in additively manufactured components of gas turbine engines: An article includes a body portion made of a metal and configured for use in a gas turbine engine, a sensing feature monolithically formed with the body portion, and an interior passage connected to the sensing feature and passing through the body portion. An article with integrated sensing features may... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140182293 - Compressor rotor for gas turbine engine with deep blade groove: A compressor rotor has a rotor centered on an axis, and a groove with opposed side edges. The groove receives a plurality of removable compressor blades, and has tangential sides. The tangential side surfaces are in contact with said tangential sides of the groove, and at least one slot is... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140182294 - Gas turbine combustor: A gas turbine combustor includes a pilot burner, provided at a top portion of a combustion liner having a combustion chamber defined therein, and a main burner of a premixing type disposed adjacent an outer periphery thereof. The pilot burner is provided with an inflow passage, provided in an upstream... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140182295 - Continuous detonation wave engine and aircraft provided with such an engine: The invention relates to a continuous detonation wave engine and aircraft provided with such an engine. The continuous detonation wave engine (1) operates with a detonation mixture of fuel and oxidant and includes, in particular, a detonation chamber (3) comprising an injection base (10), the length of which is defined... Agent: Mdba France

20140182296 - Apparatus and method of burning sewage sludge and generating power thereof: The disclosure is concerned with generating power using new organic fuel that is generated at wastewater purification plants in the form of sewage sludge with moisture content up to 90-95%. The world supplies this new orgabic fuel in very high quantites that are estimated to be more than 25-40 gr... Agent:

20140182297 - Gas turbine and method of controlling a gas turbine at part-load condition: A gas turbine includes a compressor section, a combustion section downstream from the compressor section, a turbine section downstream from the combustion section, and a controller. The controller controls the operation of the gas turbine at a reduced load, and is capable of querying a database including multiple sets of... Agent: General Electric Company

20140182298 - Stoichiometric combustion control for gas turbine system with exhaust gas recirculation: In one embodiment, a system includes at least one sensor configured to communicate a signal representative of a gas turbine operations. The system further includes a controller communicatively coupled to the sensor. The system additionally includes a stoichiometric model configured to receive one or more inputs representative of the gas... Agent: General Electric Company

20140182299 - System and method for reheat in gas turbine with exhaust gas recirculation: A system includes a turbine having an exhaust flow path through a plurality of turbine stages, wherein the plurality of turbine stages is driven by combustion products flowing through the exhaust flow path, at least one main combustor disposed upstream from the turbine, wherein the at least one main combustor... Agent: General Electric Company

20140182300 - System and method for co2 capture with h2 membrane integrated with warm sulfur removal technology: A method and system for capturing and isolating carbon dioxide and hydrogen gases from a high temperature synthesis gas stream containing a substantial amount of CO and sulfur compounds for use as a “clean” supplemental fuel, comprising the steps of reducing the temperature of the high temperature synthesis gas stream,... Agent: General Electric Company

20140182301 - System and method for a turbine combustor: A system includes a turbine combustor that includes a head end portion having a head end chamber, a combustion portion having a combustion chamber disposed downstream from the head end chamber, a cap disposed between the head end chamber and the combustion chamber, and a flow separator configured to separate... Agent: General Electric Company

20140182302 - System and method for a turbine combustor: A system includes a turbine combustor that includes a head end portion having a head end chamber, a combustion portion having a combustion chamber disposed downstream from the head end chamber, a cap disposed between the head end chamber and the combustion chamber, and a flow distributor configured to distribute... Agent: General Electric Company

20140182303 - System and method for a turbine combustor: A system includes a turbine combustor that includes a head end portion having a head end chamber, a combustion portion having a combustion chamber disposed downstream from the head end chamber, a cap disposed between the head end chamber and the combustion chamber, and a flow distributor configured to distribute... Agent: General Electric Company

20140182304 - System and method for a turbine combustor: A system includes a turbine combustor that includes a head end portion having a head end chamber, a combustion portion having a combustion chamber disposed downstream from the head end chamber, a cap disposed between the head end chamber and the combustion chamber, and a flow distributor configured to distribute... Agent: General Electric Company

20140182305 - System and method for a turbine combustor: A system includes a turbine combustor that includes a head end portion having a head end chamber, a combustion portion having a combustion chamber disposed downstream from the head end chamber, a cap disposed between the head end chamber and the combustion chamber, a mixing region configured to mix an... Agent: General Electric Company

20140182306 - Filter for aircraft apu system: An auxiliary power unit (APU) system comprises an auxiliary power unit (APU) mounted in a compartment of an aircraft. A first air inlet conduit directs air to a first component disposed in the compartment. A first dry filter element is disposed within the first air inlet conduit, and has a... Agent:

20140182307 - System and method for expanding a compressor bleed flow: A system includes a bleed system configured to direct a bleed flow from a high pressure region to a low pressure region. The bleed system includes a valve configured to control the bleed flow through the bleed system and a staged bleed conduit configured to incrementally depressurize the bleed flow.... Agent: General Electric Company

20140182308 - Gas turbine engine with v-band clamp connection for collector box: A gas turbine engine includes a turbine section, a compressor section, a bleed air collector box, and a v-band clamp. The compressor section is positioned upstream of the turbine section and includes a compressor case circumferentially surrounding the compressor section. The v-band clamp attaches the bleed air collector box to... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140182309 - Geared gas turbine engine exhaust nozzle with chevrons: A gas turbine engine includes a core engine having a compressor section fluidly connected to a combustor section that is also fluidly connected to a turbine section. A core nacelle surrounds the core engine and includes a core nozzle. A fan is connected to the compressor section and is arranged... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

  
06/26/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140174053 - Heat recovery steam generator and power plant: According to the embodiment of the present invention, there are provided a first stage auxiliary burner configured to heat up the exhaust gas in the upstream side of the superheater, a second stage auxiliary burner configured to heat up the exhaust gas in the upstream side of the evaporator, a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140174052 - Exhaust diffuser and method for manufacturing an exhaust diffuser: An exhaust diffuser and method for manufacturing an exhaust diffuser is provided. An exhaust diffuser for a torque-generating turbine, in particular a torque-generating gas turbine is provided, the exhaust diffuser having an inner member, and the inner member having an outer surface. The outer member having an inner surface, and... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140174054 - Feed system and a method of suppressing the pogo effect: A rocket engine feed system, includes a feed circuit including a device for varying a gas volume in the feed circuit to suppress the POGO effect. A method of suppressing the POGO effect varies at least one hydraulic resonant frequency by varying a rate at which gas is injected into... Agent: Snecma

20140174056 - Gas turbine engine with low stage count low pressure turbine: A gas turbine engine comprises a gear train defined along an axis. A spool along the axis drives the gear train and includes a low stage count low pressure turbine. A fan i s rotatable at a fan speed about the axis and driven by the low pressure turbine through... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140174055 - Turbine section of high bypass turbofan: A turbofan engine is disclosed and includes a fan and a compressor in communication with the fan section, a combustor, a turbine and a speed reduction mechanism coupled to the fan and rotatable by the turbine. The turbine includes a first turbine section that includes three or more stages and... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140174057 - Exhaust gas aftertreatment module: An aftertreatment module for the treatment of exhaust gasses from a power system includes a first aftertreatment brick and a second aftertreatment brick. The first and second aftertreatment bricks can be flow-through type catalysts for catalyzing byproducts in the exhaust gasses. The aftertreatment module can include a first channel directing... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140174058 - Device for providing liquid reducing agent and motor vehicle having the device: A device for providing liquid reducing agent for an exhaust-gas treatment device includes a tank and a delivery unit with an intake or suction point in the tank at which reducing agent can be suctioned or drawn out of the tank. The intake point is covered by a separation layer... Agent: Emitec Gesellschaft Fuer Emissionstechnologie Mbh

20140174059 - Vehicle: In a vehicle including an EHC containing a catalyst base material and an insulator insulating the EHC from the outside, an ECU estimates a temperature of the catalyst base material and a temperature of the insulator immediately after a state of the vehicle is switched from a Ready-OFF state to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140174061 - Exhaust treatment apparatus for engine: An exhaust treatment apparatus for an engine including a combustible gas supplying passage; a heat releasing port opened in an upstream side in the exhaust passage from the oxidation catalyst and in a downstream side in the combustible gas supplying passage, the exhaust passage and the combustible gas supplying passage... Agent: Kubota Corporation

20140174060 - System and method for accommodating aftertreatment bricks: One or more aftertreatment bricks are axially inserted through an opening in the first end of a tubular sleeve of an aftertreatment system. The aftertreatment brick includes a substrate matrix and a mantle disposed around the substrate matrix. The mantle further includes a lip arranged to extend through the opening... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140174062 - Curved plate for exhaust reversion prevention: An exhaust reversion prevention plate is installed within the exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine in order to prevent a phenomenon known as reversion, which causes a reduction of power available to the engine. A curved plate is affixed within the exhaust pipe with a threaded stud welded to... Agent:

20140174066 - Control system for a machine with a dual path electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission: A control system for a machine with a dual path electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission is used to achieve a desired performance and a desired operator feel while performing all of the machine operations. The control system includes pump and motor displacement resolvers, command resolver, ramping blocks, pump and motor steering... Agent:

20140174064 - Hydraulic control system for swing motor: A hydraulic control system for a machine is disclosed. The hydraulic control system includes a swing control valve coupled between the swing motor, the pump and the tank to selectively control a fluid flow between the pump and the swing motor. The hydraulic control system includes a first conduit coupled... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140174065 - Hydraulic control system for swing motor: A hydraulic control system for a machine is disclosed. The hydraulic control system includes a swing control valve coupled between the swing motor, the pump and the tank to selectively control a fluid flow between the pump and the swing motor. The hydraulic control system includes a first conduit coupled... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140174063 - Hydraulic system for controlling a work implement: A hydraulic system includes a cylinder assembly with a rod, a pressurized fluid source, a fluid tank, and a control valve. The control valve is fluidly connected to the cylinder assembly. The hydraulic system also includes a line relief, first makeup valve, and second makeup valve fluidly connected to a... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140174067 - Ramping subsystem for a machine with a dual path electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission: A ramping subsystem of a control system for a dual path electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission is used to modify the commanded rate of change of pump and motor acceleration, deceleration and direction change command (performed to command machine motion from forward to reverse or vice versa) in order to achieve... Agent:

20140174068 - Hydraulic drive system for construction machine: A hydraulic motor (52) is arranged in a control hydraulic line (51) connecting a second hydraulic fluid supply line (4a) (for supplying the hydraulic fluid delivered from the main pump (2) to flow control valves (26a to 26h)) to a tank (T). A generator (53) connected with the rotating shaft... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

20140174069 - Hydraulic control system having swing motor energy recovery: A hydraulic control system for a machine is disclosed. The hydraulic control system may have a tank, a pump, a swing motor having a first chamber and a second chamber, and at least one control valve configured to control fluid flow between the pump, the swing motor, and the tank.... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140174070 - Liquid and air separator: A liquid and air separator includes a housing having a sloped floor and a domed roof, an adaptor, a spacer, a deflector having a plurality of perforations thereon, and a plurality of breathers, each of the plurality of breathers having a stepped portion.... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140174071 - Hydraulic control system for construction machinery: The present invention relates to a hydraulic control system for construction machinery capable of variably adjusting a set pressure of a relief valve, which controls a set pressure of a hydraulic system, according to a value inputted by means of pressure in the hydraulic system or the manipulation of a... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab

20140174072 - Brake control device for a vehicle: A brake control device for a vehicle has a master cylinder that converts an operating force of a brake pedal to a fluid pressure, a wheel cylinder installed in each wheel of the vehicle that generates a braking force by a fluid pressure introduced in each wheel, an introduction section... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140174075 - Actuator shaft boot: Wastegated turbochargers all use actuators to manipulate the wastegate valve which controls turbine wheel bypass of exhaust gas energy. The diaphragms in these actuators are susceptible to foreign material damage. This damage is minimized by the addition of a boot around the actuator shaft, preventing ingress of foreign materials and... Agent:

20140174073 - Exhaust pressure estimation from wastegate motor current: In one embodiment, a method for an engine comprises adjusting an engine operating parameter based on exhaust pressure, the exhaust pressure estimated based on wastegate actuator motor current.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140174076 - Super-turbocharger having a high speed traction drive and a continuously variable transmission: A super-turbocharger utilizing a high speed, fixed ratio traction drive that is coupled to a continuously variable transmission to allow for high speed operation is provided. A high speed traction drive is utilized to provide speed reduction from the high speed turbine shaft. A second traction drive provides infinitely variable... Agent: Vandyne Superturbo, Inc.

20140174077 - Turbine wastegate: An assembly can include a turbine housing that includes a bore, a wastegate seat and a wastegate passage that extends to the wastegate seat; a bushing configured for receipt by the bore; a rotatable wastegate shaft configured for receipt by the bushing; a wastegate arm extending from the wastegate shaft;... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140174074 - Twin turbocharger wastegate control: An engine system comprises a first turbocharger including a first wastegate, first wastegate actuator, and first turbocharger sensor, a second turbocharger including a second wastegate, second wastegate actuator, and second turbocharger sensor, and a controller configured to adjust the first wastegate actuator so that a parameter of the first turbocharger... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140174078 - Egr system having flow restricting valve: A fluid valve is disclosed for use in an exhaust system of an engine. The fluid valve may have a body and an inlet formed within the body. The inlet may have a curved first end surface with a raised convex first opening. Opposite the inlet, the fluid valve may... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140174079 - Method for regulating a boost pressure of an engine: In a method for regulating a boost pressure of an engine which has a compressor, an actual boost pressure and a setpoint boost pressure are used as input parameters. The setpoint boost pressure is regulated in such a way that a pressure ratio in the compressor does not exceed a... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140174080 - Hybrid trigeneration system based microgrid combined cooling, heat and power providing heating, cooling, electrical generation and energy storage using an integrated automation system for monitor, analysis and control: Provided is a consumer to industrial scale energy trigeneration process based microgrid combined cooling, heat and power. The present invention includes conversion, processing, extraction and/or storage systems for electrical, chemical and thermal energy. The invention provides a quintessential renewable energy ecosystem incorporating vital energy generation, thermal heating and cooling processes... Agent:

20140174081 - System and method for power generation using a hybrid geothermal power plant including a nuclear plant: A hybrid geothermal power system is discussed. The system includes a geothermal system including power plant (101) and pumping station (102) and a nuclear plant (103). Pumping station (102) is used to inject fluid from reservoir (104) through an injection well (105) into the bedrock (106) (also referred to as... Agent:

20140174082 - Method of generating a high-speed airflow: Disclosed in the present invention is a method of generating a high-speed gas flow, utilizing a device comprised of a gas pipe, a circulating pipe and a starting and controlling system. The starting and controlling system is comprised of one or a combination of any two or more of a... Agent: Zibo Natergy Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.

20140174083 - Cryogenic fuel system with auxiliary power provided by boil-off gas: A system in one embodiment includes a detection unit, a boil-off auxiliary power unit, and a controller. The detection unit is configured to detect a characteristic of a boil-off gas stream from a cryotank configured to hold a cryogenic fluid. The boil-off auxiliary power unit is configured to receive the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140174084 - Processes and compositions for organic rankine cycles for generating mechanical energy from heat: Disclosed are compositions of novel working fluids uniquely designed for higher cycle efficiencies leading to higher overall system efficiencies. In particular, these working fluids are useful in Organic Rankine Cycle systems for efficiently converting heat from any heat source into mechanical energy. The present invention also relates to novel processes... Agent: Ei Du Pont De Nemours And Company

20140174085 - Heat engine: An improved heat engine is disclosed. The heat engine comprises at least one heat pipe containing a working fluid flowing in a thermal cycle between vapor phase at an evaporator end and liquid phase at a condenser end. Heat pipe configurations for high-efficiency/high-performance heat engines are disclosed. The heat pipe... Agent: Elwha LLC.

20140174086 - Heat engine system: An improved heat engine is disclosed. The heat engine comprises at least one heat pipe containing a working fluid flowing in a thermal cycle between vapor phase at an evaporator end and liquid phase at a condenser end. Heat pipe configurations for high-efficiency/high-performance heat engines are disclosed. The heat pipe... Agent: Elwha LLC

20140174087 - Rankine cycle system: A Rankine cycle system includes a refrigerant pump which is mounted on an engine and is configured to feed refrigerant, a heat exchanger which is mounted on the engine and is configured to recover exhaust heat of the engine to the refrigerant, an expander which is mounted on the engine... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140174088 - Alignment system and methodology to account for variation in a gas turbine engine: A gas turbine engine includes a bushing that is non-round in cross-section, the bushing receivable within an aperture. A fastener passes through the bushing to retain a second component to a third component with respect to the first component.... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140174089 - System for reducing flame holding within a combustor: A system for reducing flame holding within a combustor includes a high pressure plenum and a head end plenum defined within the combustor. A cap assembly defines an inner plenum within the combustor and a fuel nozzle passage that extends through the cap assembly. A primary fuel nozzle has an... Agent: General Electric Company

20140174090 - System for supplying fuel to a combustor: A system for supplying fuel to a combustor includes a combustion chamber and a liner that circumferentially surrounds at least a portion of the combustion chamber. A plurality of fuel nozzles are radially arranged across the combustor upstream from the combustion chamber to supply a swirling flow of fuel into... Agent: General Electric Company

20140174091 - Repair procedure for a gas turbine engine via variable polarity welding: A liner panel for a gas turbine engine includes a cold side having a backside feature and a hot side with a variable polarity weld.... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140174092 - Closure of cooling holes with a filling agent: A method for filling cooling holes in a component of a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The component may include a plurality of first cooling holes extending through the wall of the component. The method may comprise the steps of exposing the outer surface of the component, filling the plurality... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140174094 - Apu exhaust housing perforated ring: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, an exhaust apparatus for an auxiliary power unit is disclosed. The exhaust apparatus may include an exhaust housing including a perforated body surrounding an exhaust airflow of the auxiliary power unit. The perforated body may include an outer surface, an inner surface,... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140174093 - Gas turbine engine lube oil system: A gas turbine engine lube oil system (740) includes a first passage (750) and a second passage (760). The first passage (750) includes a first elongated compartment (751) with a closed end (752) and a first open end (753) distal to the closed end (752). The first passage (750) also... Agent: Solar Turbines Incorporated

20140174095 - Heating medium supply system, integrated solar combined cycle electric power generation system and method of controlling these systems: A heating medium supply system is provided which, even when a temperature fluctuation of a heating medium occurs continuously, is capable of relieving a bad thermal influence upon a heat exchanging device due to the temperature fluctuation. The heating medium supply system includes: a heating system configured to heat a... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140174096 - Method and arrangement for injecting an emulsion into a flame: An arrangement for injection of an emulsion of a first fluid and a second fluid into a flame of a burner has a central gas duct, an outer gas channel disposed coaxially with the gas duct, and a fluid channel disposed coaxially between the gas duct and the outer gas... Agent:

20140174097 - Gas turbine arrangement, power plant and method for the operation thereof: A gas turbine arrangement, a power plant having such a gas turbine arrangement and a method for operating the power plant are provided. A compressor may be mechanically coupled to a turbine which can be driven by combustion gases, such as can be generated by combustion of fuel with the... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140174098 - Turbine disc with reduced neck stress concentration: A disc with two sides includes a hub having a bore and a bore radius, a neck, and a rim. The neck is connected to and radially outward of the hub and has an inner wedge with a curved section on one side of the disc, an outer wedge with... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

  
06/19/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140165530 - Bi-directional auxiliary lubrication system: A bi-directional auxiliary lubrication system which allows lubricant to be supplied to moving engine components after a loss of lubricant pressure from a main lubricant tank is disclosed. In a gas turbine engine, the lubrication system may siphon compressed air from a compressor to draw lubricant from a reserve lubricant... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140165531 - Heated rigid electrical system: A rigid electrical raft has electrical conductors embedded in a rigid material. The electrical conductors transmit electrical signals through the rigid electrical raft, which may form part of an electrical system of a gas turbine engine. The rigid electrical raft also has electrical heating elements embedded therein. The electrical heating... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC

20140165532 - System and method for improving the efficiency of a jet engine: A method of improving efficiency comprises providing an impulse reaction engine having an exhaust and providing a cascading pipe comprising an exhaust intake having a first diameter, approximately cylindrical walls having a second diameter greater than the first diameter, the approximately cylindrical walls having a first end and a second... Agent:

20140165534 - Gas turbine engine compressor arrangement: A gas turbine engine has a fan section, including a fan, a gear arrangement configured to drive the fan section, and a compressor section, including both a first compressor and a second compressor. A turbine section is configured to drive the compressor section and the gear arrangement. An overall pressure... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140165533 - Gas turbine engine mounting ring: A casing for an aircraft engine includes an outer ring and an inner hub defining an airflow passage therebetween, the outer ring having an axis defining an axial direction; a plurality of struts arranged in a circumferential array and extending radially from the inner hub to the outer ring to... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140165535 - System and method for controlling regeneration within an after-treatment component of a compression-ignition engine: A method for controlling regeneration within an after-treatment component of an engine comprises receiving a signal indicative of whether the engine is in an operating state or a non-operating state and detecting, based on the signal, when the engine has departed an operating state and entered a non-operating state. When... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140165536 - Ejector in conjunction with post-catalyst exhaust throttle for vacuum generation: Methods and systems are provided for expediting catalyst heating and generating vacuum by controlling an EBV to direct exhaust through an ejector arranged in parallel with the EBV. A position of the EBV may be controlled to achieve a desired exhaust backpressure for current engine operating conditions and stored vacuum... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140165538 - Lnt control method for vehicle: An LNT control method for a vehicle may minimize the loss ratio of fuel efficiency while satisfying limits of NOx by changing a rich mode control plan in accordance with the purification rate of NOx in LNT which changes with the degree of deterioration of LNT catalyst.... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140165537 - Zero ceria washcoat catalyst monitor: A catalyst degradation detection method for use with a zero ceria catalyst. The method uses techniques to measure transient responses to engine control events of upstream and downstream sensors to determine catalyst degradation and performance. By measuring transient behavior, the method can determine catalyst degradation and performance based on the... Agent:

20140165539 - Reducing agent supply apparatus and internal-combustion engine exhaust gas purification apparatus: A reducing agent supply apparatus including a pump, a reducing agent injection valve, a reducing agent supply passage, a reducing agent return passage and a pressure sensor, in which injection control of the liquid reducing agent by the reducing agent injection valve is performed while the reducing agent pressure is... Agent: Bosch Corporation

20140165540 - Aftertreatment system incorporating hydrolysis catalyst with particulate filtration and scr: An aftertreatment system is disclosed. The aftertreatment system can include a hydrolysis catalyst disposed within a first canister adjacent to a downstream end of the first canister and a nozzle positioned to inject reductant into the first canister upstream of the hydrolysis catalyst. A particulate collection device, which may be... Agent: Caterpillar Inc

20140165541 - Device for the treatment of exhaust gases and motor vehicle having the device: A device for the treatment of exhaust gases includes at least a first honeycomb body through which the exhaust gas can flow and a second honeycomb body through which the exhaust gas can flow. The first honeycomb body and the second honeycomb body are disposed in series in an exhaust... Agent: Emitec Gesellschaft Fuer Emissionstechnologie Mbh

20140165543 - Construction machine hydraulic drive system having exhaust gas purifying device: A construction machine hydraulic drive system that performs load sensing control is capable of efficiently burning and removing deposits on a filter in an exhaust gas purifying device through pump output increasing control and to be free from faults in the pump output increasing control even when an actuator is... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

20140165542 - Emission control devices for air intake systems: An emission control device for air intake system includes an extending conduit (400) and an adsorbing element (300) disposed about the conduit, wherein the adsorbing element comprises a substrate and an adsorbent material disposed substantially throughout the substrate. When the conduit includes an indentation portion (403) and an opening (404)... Agent:

20140165544 - Modular manifold for motor vehicles: A modular exhaust manifold 1 for a motor vehicle, with multiple adjoining manifold pipe modules, having: at least one engine flange, via which an inlet connection pipe of the manifold pipe modules can be connected to a cylinder head of the motor vehicle; at least one manifold pipe module, configured... Agent: Tenneco Gmbh

20140165545 - Encapsulated micro-bubble materials and methods to make and use same: Graphene materials having encapsulated gas cells and methods to make and use same. Alternative electrically conductive and atomically thin materials (such as graphene oxide) can be used alternatively or in addition to the graphene in the graphene encapsulated micro-bubble materials.... Agent: Clean Energy Labs, LLC

20140165546 - System and method for controlling hydraulic fluid flow: A system and method for controlling fluid flow through a hydraulic valve in a work machine is disclosed. The system and method may include receiving an input command by a controller configured to control a fluid flow to an actuator, the input command generated by an input controller. The system... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140165547 - System and methods for controlled lowering and lifting of a load: A system and method for the controlled lowering and lifting of a load are disclosed. The system and method may include operating a work machine having a hydraulic system including a hydraulic actuator for supporting a load, a first control valve in fluid communication with the actuator, and a controller... Agent: Eaton Corporation

20140165548 - Work machine: A work machine includes a swing hydraulic motor and a swing electric motor for driving an upper swing structure. A capacitor supplies electricity to the swing electric motor and an operating device outputs through one operation, an operating signal for concurrently operating the swing hydraulic motor and the swing electric... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

20140165549 - Hydraulic system having multiple closed loop circuits: A hydraulic system is disclosed. The hydraulic system may have a first pump, a boom cylinder, and a first closed loop fluidly connecting the first pump to the boom cylinder. The hydraulic system may also have a second pump, a swing motor, and a second closed loop fluidly connecting the... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140165550 - Wave energy absorption unit: A wave absorber element (100) of the front pivot type for the absorption of wave energy from a body of water has a front end (101) comprising a front pivot axis (1) around which the absorber element (100) swings under operation, and an absorber element body (103) being substantially defined... Agent: Floating Power Plant A/s

20140165551 - Stirling cycle machine: A Stirling cycle machine. The machine includes at least one rocking drive mechanism which includes: a rocking beam having a rocker pivot, at least one cylinder and at least one piston. The piston is housed within a respective cylinder and is capable of substantially linearly reciprocating within the respective cylinder.... Agent:

20140165552 - Pressure wave generator with movable control rod for generating a pressure wave in a medium: Examples of a pressure wave generator configured to generate high energy pressure waves in a medium are disclosed. The pressure wave generator can include a movable piston with a guide through which a piston control rod can move or slide. The pressure wave generator can include a transducer coupled to... Agent:

20140165554 - Master cylinder assembly in brake system: A master cylinder assembly of the type comprises a housing (20) disposed along an axis (A) defining a chamber (22) having a cylindrical shape extending horizontally between an open end and a closed end. A first cylinder (42) and a second cylinder (44) are disposed for sliding movement axially along... Agent: Bwi (shanghai) Co., Ltd.

20140165553 - Primary piston for a tandem master cylinder and tandem master cylinder equipped with such a primary piston: A primary piston composed of a skirt and an intermediate back wall having a rear face receiving the servobrake thrustrod and a forward face for the telescoping rod and the spring pushing the secondary piston. The front of the skirt has longitudinal grooves open in front and closed in the... Agent:

20140165557 - Emissions reductions through regent release control: One embodiment is a method including determining whether an ammonia storage device has a stored quantity of ammonia, predicting an impending ammonia release from the ammonia storage device, determining a NOx increase amount in response to the impending ammonia release, and increasing an amount of NOx provided by an engine... Agent: Cummins Inc.

20140165556 - Engine including a wastegate valve and method for operation of a turbocharger system: A turbocharger system is described herein. The turbocharger system may include a cylinder head forming a portion of a combustion chamber and including an integrated exhaust manifold in fluidic communication with the combustion chamber and a wastegate valve positioned within the cylinder head including an inlet in fluidic communication with... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140165555 - Wastegate: An assembly can include a wastegate with a wastegate arm and a plug portion positionable in a closed operational state and in open operational states and a turbine housing component that includes a wall extending axially away from a wastegate seat to establish a relationship for exhaust flow from a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140165558 - Heat exchanger: A heat exchanger (28) has a first inlet (29) and a first outlet (30), which are fluidically connected with one another via a first path (31) carrying for a first medium to be cooled. A second inlet (32) and a second outlet (33) are fluidically connected with one another via... Agent: Eberspacher Exhaust Technology Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140165559 - Multiple scroll axial turbine: A turbocharger including a turbine wheel having a hub-to-tip ratio of no more than 60% and blades with a high turning angle, a turbine housing forming a pair of inwardly spiraling primary-scroll passageways that significantly converge to produce highly accelerated airflow into the turbine at high circumferential angles, and a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140165560 - Low pressure egr ammonia oxidation catalyst: An internal combustion engine system includes an internal combustion engine generating an exhaust gas stream and an air intake system coupled to the internal combustion engine. The engine system also includes a turbocharger that includes a turbine in exhaust gas receiving communication with the exhaust gas stream and a compressor... Agent: Cummins Ip, Inc.

20140165561 - Supercharger turbocharger bypass back draft inlet damper for series operation: A damper system for placement between a supercharger and a turbocharger. The damper is located in a plenum placed within the air path from the supercharger to the turbocharger. If the plenum is under positive pressure from the supercharger, the damper seals shut against the plenum, allowing the supercharger to... Agent:

20140165562 - Engine-waste-heat utilization device: An engine-waste-heat utilization device includes a Rankine cycle which includes a heat exchanger through which cooling water coming out from an engine flows to recover waste-heat of the engine to refrigerant, an expander which generates power using the refrigerant coming out from the heat exchanger, a condenser which condenses the... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140165563 - Treated brine compositions with reduced concentrations of potassium, rubidium, and cesium: This invention relates to treated geothermal brine compositions containing reduced concentrations of silica, iron, and potassium compared to the untreated brines. Exemplary compositions of the treated brine contain a concentration of silica ranging from about 0 mg/kg to about 15 mg/kg, a concentration of iron ranging from about 0 mg/kg... Agent: Simbol Inc

20140165564 - Method for suppressing scale and geothermal power generating device: A scale inhibition method for injecting an alkaline agent and a chelating agent into a fluid containing at least silica and calcium ions, and inhibiting generation of scale, includes feeding the chelating agent and the alkaline agent into piping channeling the fluid, mixing the fluid while causing the fluid to... Agent: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.

20140165565 - Steam turbine plant and driving method thereof: A steam turbine plant capable of stably controlling start up of a steam turbine provided with a turbine bypass system and a driving method thereof are provided. A steam turbine plant 10 of an embodiment includes: a superheater 21; a reheater 22; a high-pressure turbine 30; an intermediate-pressure turbine 40;... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140165566 - Osmotic heat engine: A method of converting thermal energy into mechanical work that uses a semi-permeable membrane to convert osmotic pressure into electrical power. A closed cycle pressure-retarded osmosis (PRO) process known as an osmotic heat engine (OHE) uses a concentrated ammonia-carbon dioxide draw solution to create high osmotic pressures which generate water... Agent: Yale University

20140165567 - Engine-waste-heat utilization device: An engine-waste-heat utilization device includes a Rankine cycle with a heat exchanger that is configured to recover engine-waste-heat to refrigerant, an expander that is configured to generate power using the refrigerant coming out from the heat exchanger, a condenser that is configured to condense the refrigerant coming out from the... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140165568 - Energy recovery system for a mobile machine: The disclosure is directed to an energy recovery system for a mobile machine The energy recovery system may include a tank configured to store a liquid fuel for combustion within an engine of the mobile machine, and a first reservoir configured to receive gaseous fuel formed in the tank. The... Agent: Electro-motive Diesel, Inc.

20140165569 - Zero emission power plant with co2 waste utilization: A clean energy system, a renewable energy system or a zero emission energy system (ZEES) to utilize CO2 waste. The energy system may include a fuel processor, an energy catalytic reactor, and a power generator. The fuel processor may catalytically convert the CH4 component in the natural gas, biogas or... Agent: Ztek Corporation

20140165570 - Oscillating heat pipe for thermal management of gas turbine engines: An oscillating heat pipe of a gas turbine engine includes a plurality of channels that define a continuous loop through which a fluid flows, and an evaporator of a gas turbine engine. The fluid flows through the evaporator to accept heat from a first fluid. The first fluid is located... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140165571 - Fuel circuit of a turbine engine:

20140165572 - Fuel gas heating with thermal energy storage: Thermal energy storage containing thermal energy extracted from a bottom cycle heat engine is leveraged to heat fuel gas supplied to a gas turbine engine operating in a top cycle heat engine. Further, an extracted portion of a working fluid generated in a steam generation source of the bottom cycle... Agent: General Electric Company

20140165573 - Process for producing refractory ceramics for gas turbine plants: A process for producing refractory ceramics (K) for use as heat shield in the hot gas path of gas turbine plants: introducing a casting composition into a component casing mold for the refractory ceramic (K), closing the casting mold so that the casting composition is under a defined static pressure... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140165574 - Exhaust plug for an aircraft turbojet engine: An exhaust plug for an aircraft turbojet engine is provided. The exhaust plug includes a front part being attached to a rear part, and the front and rear parts each have an outer skin. In particular, the front part and the rear part are connected by a connecting flange which... Agent: Aircelle

20140165576 - Active control fuel nozzle system: It is desirable for a gas turbine system to operate in a wide range operating conditions. However, under certain conditions there exist dynamic boundaries that limit a combustor from reaching its designated condition. Perturbation devices formed of electromagnetic plates can be incorporated into fuel nozzles of the combustor to influence... Agent: General Electric Company

20140165580 - Fuel routing system of a gas turbine engine and method of routing fuel: A fuel routing system of a gas turbine engine includes a primary fuel circuit in communication with a fuel source and a fuel distribution manifold. Also included is a secondary fuel circuit extending from the primary fuel circuit to a plurality of fuel nozzles configured to direct fuel to a... Agent: General Electric Company

20140165579 - High pressure turbine speed calculation from fuel system hydraulic pressures: The speed of a high-pressure turbine of a gas turbine engine may be determined using known centrifugal pump affinity relationships for a fuel pressure apparatus, fuel pressure apparatus input and output pressures, and gear ratios for a mechanical linkage between the high-pressure turbine and the fuel pressure apparatus. The technique... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140165575 - Nozzle section for a gas turbine engine: A gas turbine engine includes a fan section and an intercooling turbine section along an engine axis aft of a fan section and forward of a combustor section.... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140165578 - Ovate swirler assembly for combustors: In accordance with one aspect of the disclosure, a swirler is disclosed. The swirler may include an outer shroud and inner shroud. The inner shroud may be positioned radially inside the outer shroud. At least one of the outer shroud and inner shroud may have a major diameter greater than... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140165581 - Systems and methods for controlling mode transfers of a combustor: Systems and methods for controlling mode transfers of a turbine combustor are provided. According to one embodiment, a system may include a controller to control a combustor, and a processor communicatively coupled to the controller. The processor may be configured to receive current operating conditions, target operating limits, and combustor... Agent: General Electric Company

20140165577 - Systems and methods for late lean injection premixing: A late lean injection combustor assembly may include a first interior in which a first fuel supplied thereto is combustible, a flow sleeve annulus including a second interior in which a second fuel supplied thereto is combustible, at least one fuel injector disposed about the second interior, and at least... Agent: General Electric Company

20140165582 - Cross-flow turbine engine: An embodiment of the present invention is a gas turbine engine including a compressor, a turbine, an annular combustor, an exhaust duct, a first engine shaft bearing, and a second engine shaft bearing. The turbine has an axial flow direction toward the compressor. The combustor has an axial flow direction... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140165583 - Bleed valve override schedule on off-load transients: In one aspect, the present disclosure is directed to a method for controlling a position of a bleed valve of a gas turbine engine. The onset of an off-load transient may be determined. Values representative of the turbine rotor inlet temperature and the exhaust outlet temperature may be determined. Also,... Agent: Solar Turbines Incorporated

20140165584 - Cryogenic pump system for converting fuel: A system for converting liquid fuel into gaseous fuel is provided. The system may have a supply of liquid fuel. The system may also have a combustor, and one or more pumps in fluid communication with the supply. The one or more pumps may be configured to pump liquid fuel... Agent:

20140165585 - Oblong swirler assembly for combustors: In accordance with one aspect of the disclosure, a swirler is disclosed. The swirler may include an outer shroud and inner shroud. The inner shroud may be positioned radially inside the outer shroud. At least one of the outer shroud and inner shroud may have a major diameter which is... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140165586 - Turbine start method: A method of starting an engine includes the steps of starting a fuel supply pump, opening a fuel solenoid to allow fuel flow to a combustor to at least partially begin, and beginning to operate a starter motor to drive a shaft associated with the engine. Then an ignitor is... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140165587 - System for converting gaseous fuel into liquid fuel: A system for converting gaseous fuel into liquid fuel is provided. The system may have a combustor configured to receive a supply of gaseous fuel. The system may also have a gas compressor configured to direct gaseous fuel from the supply into the combustor. The system may also have an... Agent:

20140165588 - Turbo compressor for bleed air: A disclosed bleed air system utilizes high pressure air from a high pressure compressor to drive the turbo compressor to increase a pressure of bleed air drawn from the low pressure compressor. Air drawn from the low pressure compressor is at a lower temperature and pressure than that encountered from... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140165589 - Gas turbine engine with accessory gear box: A nacelle for incorporation into a gas turbine engine has an inner wall defining a bypass duct, and an outer wall. At least one drive shaft extends through the inner wall. The at least one drive shaft is connected to a gas turbine engine receiving the nacelle. The at least... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140165590 - Turbine hub retainer: A retainer for a gas turbine engine includes a center body, a plurality of struts, and a ring. The plurality of struts are connected to and extend outward from the center body. The ring is connected to the plurality of struts and is positioned aft of the center body with... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

20140165592 - Compressor blade for gas turbine engine: A compressor blade for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The compressor blade may have a root configured to engage a hub of the gas turbine engine, and an airfoil radially extending a distance from the root to a tip. The airfoil may have a suction side, a pressure side,... Agent: Solar Turbines Incorporated

20140165591 - Turbine under platform air seal strip: A gas turbine engine stage includes a rotor having a slot. A blade has a root received in the slot, and a shank that extends radially outward from the root to a platform that supports an airfoil. A seal is supported on the shank and in engagement circumferentially between and... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140165593 - Gas turbine engine turbine blade leading edge tip trench cooling: An airfoil for a gas turbine engine includes pressure and suction walls spaced apart from one another and joined at leading and trailing edges to provide an airfoil having an exterior surface that extends in a radial direction to a tip. A tip trench is provided in the tip and... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

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