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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 05/09/2013 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20130111872 - Electrical harnesses: An aircraft gas turbine engine has first and second electrical harnesses formed from respective first and second flexible printed circuit boards which each provides a plurality of spaced conductive tracks. The conductive tracks carry signal types which either (i) provide engine control and can cause hazardous engine conditions in the... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC
20130111873 - Aircraft turbojet engine fan casing: An aircraft turbojet engine fan casing in the form of a box section is provided by the present disclosure. The box section includes a radially interior wall of which is able to form an internal skin of a cold air flow duct of a nacelle in which said turbojet engine... Agent: Aircelle
20130111874 - Pulse rocket motor: A pulse rocket motor has a hollow cylinder-like first grain situated in a rear section of a pressure vessel; a first igniter for igniting the first grain; a hollow cylinder-like second grain situated in a front section of the pressure vessel; a second igniter for igniting the second grain; and... Agent: Ihi Aerospace Co., Ltd.
20130111875 - Methods and systems for regenerating an exhaust gas recirculation cooler: Various methods and systems are provided for regeneration of an exhaust gas recirculation cooler. One example method includes adjusting cooling of exhaust gas by an exhaust gas recirculation cooler to maintain a manifold air temperature during an idle condition of an engine. The method further includes initiating regeneration of the... Agent:
20130111878 - Engine and aftertreatment optimization system: An approach and system for engine and aftertreatment system optimization. Emissions of an engine may be reduced by an aftertreatment mechanism. Control of the engine and the aftertreatment mechanism may be coordinated for the best overall efficiency relative to both fuel consumption and the emissions reduction. Engine and aftertreatment control... Agent: Honeywell Spol, S.r.o.
20130111876 - Low cost lean nox reduction catalyst system: An exhaust aftertreatment system that includes a suitable combination of particulate catalyst materials is used to effectively reduce an amount of NOX to N2 and water in a high-oxygen content exhaust flow from an engine that is controlled to operate by cyclically burning lean and rich mixtures of air and... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130111880 - Method and device pertaining to cooling of dosing units of hc dosing systems for exhaust cleaning: A method for cooling a dosing unit pertaining to an HC dosing system for exhaust cleaning. The unit includes a dosing unit (250) for fuel and a feed device (230) for fuel for cooling the fuel dosing unit (250) using fuel supplied to it, and running the feed device (230)... Agent:
20130111881 - Method and device pertaining to cooling of dosing units of hc dosing systems for exhaust cleaning: A method for cooling a dosing unit (250) pertaining to HC dosing system for exhaust cleaning. The dosing unit (250) for fuel and a feed device (230) to supply fuel for cooling. The steps include cooling a fuel dosing unit (250) by fuel supplied to intermittently, in mutually successive respective... Agent:
20130111883 - Method and device pertaining to dosing unit of scr system: A method pertaining to an SCR system for cleaning of exhaust gases from an engine including a dosing unit (250) to supply a reducing agent to an exhaust duct (240): Determining (s340) whether there is an undesired temperature level of the dosing unit (250). If one is found, removing (s360)... Agent:
20130111882 - Method pertaining to air removal from a dosing system at an scr system and a scr system: A method pertaining to an SCR system in which reducing agent in liquid form is supplied to a feed device (230) and via which feed device reducing agent is supplied to at least one consumption point (250) from a container (205): the steps of continuously detecting the feed pressure (P)... Agent:
20130111884 - Method pertaining to air removal from a hc dosing system and a hc dosing system: A method pertaining to an HC dosing system wherein fuel from a container (205) is supplied to a feed device which supplies to at least one consumption point (250). Determining presence of air supplied upstream of the feed device (230). When such presence is found reducing an operating power of... Agent: Scania Cv Ab
20130111885 - Method pertaining to hc dosing systems and device of hc dosing systems: A method pertaining to an HC dosing system for cleaning exhaust gases from an engine (150). A dosing unit supplies fuel to an exhaust duct (240): Determining (s340) whether there is an undesired temperature level of the dosing unit. If that is found, removing (s360) warmed fuel from the dosing... Agent:
20130111879 - Over temperature / pressure safety device for diesel particulate filters: A safety device for an exhaust gas aftertreatment system provides an alternative exhaust route in case of high temperatures or pressures within the regenerating particulate filter of the exhaust gas aftertreatment system that may cause damage to the particulate filter. The safety device comprises a valve that redirects the flow... Agent: Boshart Automotive Testing Services, Inc.
20130111877 - System and method for particulate filter regeneration: In one exemplary embodiment of the invention, a method of regenerating a particulate filter includes flowing an exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine into a particulate filter and determining a particulate level in the particulate filter. The method also includes performing a primary regeneration when the particulate level is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130111886 - Electronically heated nox adsorber catalyst: An exhaust gas treatment system for an internal combustion engine is provided, and includes an exhaust gas conduit, an upstream selective catalytic reduction (“SCR”) device, an electrically heated catalyst (“EHC”) device, an oxidation catalyst (“OC”) device, a downstream SCR device, and a control module. The EHC device is in fluid... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130111887 - Hydrodynamic cycle generation technology: An energy generation apparatus comprising a storage vessel adapted to contain a first fluid, one or more evacuation vessels, each of the one or more evacuation vessels being divided into a first portion in fluid communication with the storage vessel and a second portion in fluid communication with a source... Agent:
20130111889 - Crawler vehicle drive control system: A drive control system of a crawler vehicle has a lever, a hydraulic distributor for feeding pressurized oil over a feed line to a hydraulic actuator. The hydraulic actuator can engage and release a central clutch. A cable has a first end fixed to a rod of the hydraulic actuator,... Agent:
20130111890 - Hydraulic start/stop system: A start/stop arrangement in a fluid system comprising a controllable pump unit for supplying fluid pressure to at least one implement; a prime mover connected to a transmission device arranged to drive the pump unit; wherein the pump unit is installed on an outgoing power take off and is arranged... Agent: Parker Hannifin Ab
20130111888 - Torque output control for swing pump: A hydraulic circuit including a hydraulic swing motor having a first port and a second port. A first motor conduit connected to the first port of the hydraulic swing motor, and a second motor conduit connected to the second port of the hydraulic swing motor. The hydraulic circuit further includes... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20130111891 - Vehicle drive device: A vehicle drive includes a speed change mechanism connected to a rotary electric machine; an output member connected to the speed change mechanism and wheels; an engagement device changes a state of engagement between an input member connected to an engine and the speed change mechanism; a hydraulic pump driven... Agent:
20130111892 - Mixer drum driving device: A mixer drum driving device includes a hydraulic motor that rotates a mixer drum, a first hydraulic pump that is driven by an engine to be capable of supplying working oil to the hydraulic motor, an electric motor, a power supply connected to the electric motor, a second hydraulic pump... Agent: Kayaba Industry Co., Ltd.
20130111893 - Hydrostatic drive: A hydrostatic drive includes a hydraulic pump configured to drive at least two hydraulic motors. The hydraulic motors each include an inlet side and an outlet side. The hydraulic motors are each connected on the inlet side to a respective outlet of a flow divider, which is arranged downstream of... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130111894 - System and method for energy conversion: System and method for converting energy; the system comprising: an acoustic resonator; a phase-exchange device configured for forming across a section of said resonator a concentration gradient of a first substance in a gaseous medium contained by said resonator, to thereby generate a pressure wave within said resonator; and a... Agent: Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd
20130111895 - Compressed air energy storage system utilizing two-phase flow to facilitate heat exchange: A compressed-air energy storage system according to embodiments of the present invention comprises a reversible mechanism to compress and expand air, one or more compressed air storage tanks, a control system, one or more heat exchangers, and, in certain embodiments of the invention, a motor-generator. The reversible air compressor-expander uses... Agent: Lightsail Energy Inc.
20130111896 - Memory alloy-actuated apparatus and methods for making and using the same: Improved actuator apparatus and methodologies for manufacturing and using the same. In one exemplary embodiment, the actuator apparatus includes an SMA filament that: (1) minimizes size and increases stroke length via a serpentine-like routing of the SMA filament within the device itself; (2) reduces power consumption as a result of... Agent: Autosplice, Inc.
20130111897 - Pedal oscillation suppression: A vehicle brake system. The system includes a wheel brake, a brake pedal, a master cylinder, a first valve, a second valve, a pump, a pressure sensor, a pressure controlling device, and a controller. The master cylinder increases a pressure of a brake fluid in the brake system based on... Agent:
20130111898 - System, method, and apparatus for thermal management with charge air cooler bypass: A system includes an internal combustion engine, an EGR flow path having an EGR cooler path and an EGR cooler bypass path, a turbocharger, a compressed intake flow path, an EGR bypass valve that selectively divides the EGR flow between the EGR cooler path and the EGR cooler bypass path,... Agent: Cummins Inc.
20130111899 - Engine assembly including exhaust port separation for turbine feed: An engine assembly may include an engine structure, first and second exhaust gas conduits, a turbine and a flow control mechanism. The engine structure may define a first cylinder and first and second exhaust ports in communication with the first cylinder. The first exhaust gas conduit may be in fluid... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130111900 - Method for determining and compensating engine blow-through air: A method for determining cylinder blow-through air via engine volumetric efficiency is disclosed. In one example, the method provides a way to adjust cylinder blow-through to promote and control a reaction in an exhaust after treatment device. The approach may simplify cylinder blow-through calculations and improve engine emissions via providing... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130111901 - Pulsation absorption system for an engine: A pulsation absorption system for a turbocharged engine is provided herein. The pulsation absorption system includes a pulsation absorption device coupled to an air passage at a position between a compressor and a turbine, wherein the pulsation absorption device is configured to selectively increase a volume of the air passage.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130111902 - Solar power system and method of operating a solar power system: A solar power system includes a steam turbine with a plurality of pressure stages, a first solar field for heating water or water steam, and a first heat exchanger. The first heat exchanger is operated with molten salt liquids. Further, with a method of operating such a solar power system,... Agent:
20130111903 - Storage and recovery of thermal energy based on counter current principle of heat transfer medium transportation: A thermal energy storage device is provided. The device has a heat exchanger arrangement for guiding a flow of a heat transfer medium between a first end and a second end of the heat exchanger arrangement, and a heat storage material surrounding the heat exchanger arrangement. The heat exchanger arrangement... Agent:
20130111904 - Thermal energy storage and recovery device and system having a heat exchanger arrangement using a compressed gas: A thermal energy storage and recovery device is disclosed which includes a heat exchanger arrangement configured for guiding a flow of a heat transfer medium between a first end and a second end, and a heat storage material surrounding the heat exchanger arrangement so that a thermal interaction region is... Agent:
20130111905 - Integrated optimization and control of an engine and aftertreatment system: An engine and one or more aftertreatment subsystems integrated into one system for optimization and control. At least one controller may be connected to the engine and the one or more aftertreatment subsystems. The controller may contain and execute a program for the optimization and control of the one system.... Agent: Honeywell Spol. S.r.o.
20130111906 - Gas turbine exhaust case: A turbine exhaust case for a turbofan engine comprises a plurality of arcuate acoustic panels assembled into a circumferentially extending inner shroud with circumferential gaps between adjacent acoustic panels. An outer shroud extends circumferentially about the inner shroud. The inner shroud and the outer shroud define an annular gaspath therebetween.... Agent:
20130111908 - Fan rotor blade and fan: A fan rotor blade includes a blade body constructed of a composite material, a blade root constructed of the composite material, and a sheath attached to a leading edge of the blade body. The sheath includes a sheath main body and a pair of joint flanges, and is segmented into... Agent: Ihi Corporation
20130111907 - Hollow fan blade tuning using distinct filler materials: A fan blade comprises a main body extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge. Channels are formed into the main body, with a plurality of ribs extending intermediate the channels. The fan blade has a dovetail, and an airfoil extending radially outwardly from the dovetail. Material is deposited... Agent:
20130111909 - Combustion system having a venturi for reducing wakes in an airflow: A combustion system is provided having a liner, a flow sleeve, a flow-obstructing element, and a venturi. The liner is disposed around a combustion region. The flow sleeve is disposed around the liner. The liner and the flow sleeve cooperate to create an air passage having an airflow located between... Agent: General Electric Company
20130111912 - Flexible metallic seal for transition duct in turbine system: A turbine system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the turbine system includes a transition duct. The transition duct includes an inlet, an outlet, and a passage extending between the inlet and the outlet and defining a longitudinal axis, a radial axis, and a tangential axis. The outlet of the transition... Agent: General Electric Company
20130111911 - Leaf seal for transition duct in turbine system: A turbine system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the turbine system includes a transition duct. The transition duct includes an inlet, an outlet, and a passage extending between the inlet and the outlet and defining a longitudinal axis, a radial axis, and a tangential axis. The outlet of the transition... Agent: General Electric Company
20130111910 - Transition piece aft frame: A transition piece aft frame is provided and includes a manifold having an interior that is receptive of fuel and formed to define fuel injection holes configured to inject the received fuel from the manifold interior toward a main flow of products of combustion flowing through the manifold. The manifold... Agent: General Electric Company
20130111914 - Aircraft ignition system and method of operating the same: An aircraft ignition system having a power circuit, a control circuit, and a discharge circuit and coupled to the spark plugs of an aircraft engine. The power circuit may include two independent power sources; e.g., alternator power (such as a permanent magnet alternator) and power from aircraft or DC power... Agent: Champion Aerospace LLC
20130111913 - Multi-combustor turbine: A system for the gradual oxidation of fuel is disclosed. The system includes an oxidizer that has a reaction chamber with an inlet and an outlet. The reaction chamber is configured to receive a fluid comprising an oxidizable fuel through the inlet. The oxidizer is configured to maintain a flameless... Agent: Flexenergy, Inc.
20130111917 - Apparatus for aircraft with high peak power equipment: An apparatus is provided for supplying electrical power and cooling for an aircraft. The apparatus includes a cooling turbine coupled to a shaft, a compressor coupled to the shaft, and including an input for receiving engine bleed air or ambient air, and an output for discharging compressed air, a flywheel... Agent: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
20130111916 - System for operating a power plant: A system for operating a power plant is provided and includes a grid configured to generate a normal load and an abnormal load, a turbomachine configured to provide power to the grid in accordance with the normal load by firing at normal temperatures and in accordance with the abnormal load... Agent: General Electric Company
20130111915 - System for optimizing power usage from damaged fan blades: An aircraft jet engine system includes at least one gas turbine engine having a fan including a rotor and a plurality of fan blades. A sensor system in the fan section senses information about the operation of the blades and provides feedback on the condition of each blade to a... Agent:
20130111918 - Combustor assembly for a gas turbomachine: A turbomachine combustor assembly includes a combustor housing, a first combustion zone arranged in the combustor housing, a second combustion zone arranged downstream from the first combustion zone, and one or more injector assemblies positioned downstream from the first combustion zone and upstream from the second combustion zone. The one... Agent: General Electric Company
20130111919 - Gas turbine engine with structure for directing compressed air on a blade ring: The present invention comprises a gas turbine engine and a process for operating a gas turbine engine. A fluid structure receives compressed air from a compressor and extends toward a stationary blade ring in a turbine to discharge the compressed air directly against a surface of the blade ring such... Agent:
20130111920 - Controls for multi-combustor turbine: A system for the gradual oxidation of fuel is disclosed. The system includes an oxidizer that has a reaction chamber with an inlet and an outlet. The reaction chamber is configured to receive a fluid comprising an oxidizable fuel through the inlet. The oxidizer is configured to maintain a flameless... Agent: Flexenergy, Inc.
20130111921 - Method for controlling gas turbine rotor temperature during periods of extended downtime: A method for warming the rotor of a gas turbine during extended periods of downtime comprising feeding ambient air to an air blower; extracting compressed air from the air blower; feeding a portion of the compressed air to one side of a heat exchanger and steam (typically saturated) from e.g.... Agent:
20130111922 - Flexible printed circuit board harness: A gas turbine engine installation is provided that has a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) harness to transfer electrical signals, including electrical power, around a gas turbine engine. The FPCB harness is held to the gas turbine engine installation using clips. The clips have a jaw that has two sets... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC
20130111923 - Gas turbine engine component axis configurations: A method is disclosed to enable the efficient physical packaging of gas turbine engine components to optimize power density, more readily integrate with other equipment and facilitate maintenance. The method illustrates dense packaging of turbomachinery by close-coupling of components, and rotation of various engine components with respect to engines and/or... Agent: Icr Turbine Engine Corporation
20130111924 - Flexible printed circuit board harness: A gas turbine engine installation is provided that has a plurality of flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) harnesses to transfer electrical signals, including electrical power, around a gas turbine engine. The plurality of FPCB harnesses is held to the gas turbine engine installation using generally U-shaped clips that have a... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC05/02/2013 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20130104517 - Component and method of fabricating the same: A component for a gas turbine engine is provided. The component includes a cooling aperture and a plug filling at least a portion of the cooling aperture to prevent airflow through the cooling aperture. The plug is configured to melt at a predetermined temperature during operation of the gas turbine... Agent:
20130104518 - Bird deflector and air replacement system: A bird deflector and air replacement system for a jet engine, the bird deflector being conical or arcuate in shape as formed by suitable longitudinal and lateral interconnected bars, and the air replacement apparatus being one of a frustum or a selectively perforated tube or a modified cowl with cooperating... Agent:
20130104519 - Ammonia injection systems: A system including a primary manifold adapted to receive an ammonia feed and a distribution array coupled to the primary manifold to receive the ammonia feed from the primary manifold is provided. The distribution array includes a first supply tube extending approximately perpendicular to the primary manifold and a first... Agent: General Electric Company, A New York Corporation
20130104516 - Method of monitoring an operation of a compressor bleed valve: A method, apparatus and gas turbine for monitoring an operation of a valve of a gas turbine is disclosed. A first sensor obtains a first indicator of a configuration of the valve of the gas turbine. A second sensor measures a physical parameter affected by the valve configuration. A processor... Agent: General Electric Company
20130104520 - Hydrogen-rich gas combustion device: A combustion device for hydrogen-rich gas is provided. Before entering a chamber, fuel and air are non-premixed for avoiding flushback. A vortex generator and a fuel sprayer are combined to mix fuel and air for enhancing burning effect. Vortex flame is generated with stabilizing aerodynamics of flow provided through vortex... Agent: Atomic Energy Council-institute Of Nuclear Energy Research
20130104521 - Gas turbine engine with two-spool fan and variable vane turbine: A gas turbine engine and a method of operating the gas turbine engine according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes modulating a variable high pressure turbine inlet guide vane of a high pressure spool to performance match a first stage fan section of a low pressure spool... Agent:
20130104522 - Gas turbine engine with variable pitch first stage fan section: A gas turbine engine with a two-spool fan and a method of operating the gas turbine engine includes modulating a pitch of a variable pitch first stage fan section of a low pressure spool, the variable pitch first stage fan section upstream of a second stage fan section of an... Agent:
20130104523 - Gas turbine engine with auxiliary fan: A propulsion system and a method of operating the propulsion system according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes powering an auxiliary fan with a gas turbine engine, the auxiliary fan along an auxiliary axis and the gas turbine engine along an engine axis, the auxiliary axis parallel... Agent:
20130104524 - Turbofan with gear-driven compressor and fan-driven core: A gas turbine engine comprises an outer engine case, a combustor, a high pressure spool and a low pressure spool. The combustor is disposed within the outer engine case. The high pressure spool is configured for rotation coaxially with the combustor. The low pressure spool is configured for rotation coaxially... Agent: United Technologies Corporation
20130104525 - Integrated lng gasification and power production cycle: The present disclosure provides an integrated power generating system and method and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vaporization system and method. More particularly, heat from a CO2 containing stream from the power generating system and method can be used to heat the LNG for re-gasification as gaseous CO2 from CO2 containing... Agent: 8 Rivers Capital, LLC
20130104527 - Method and device pertaining to cooling of dosing units of scr systems: A method for cooling a dosing unit (250) pertaining to an SCR system for exhaust cleaning: after cessation of exhaust flow, cooling a reducing agent dosing unit (250) by reducing agent supplied to the unit. Intermittently running a feed device (230) to supply reducing agent, and running the feed device... Agent:
20130104526 - System and method for reducing mono-nitrogen oxide emissions: A system for reducing emissions in an engine is provided. The system includes a primary fuel tank having a primary fuel. The system also includes a secondary fuel tank having a secondary fuel. The system further includes a separator in fluid communication with the secondary fuel tank or the primary... Agent: General Electric Company
20130104528 - Reactant delivery for engine exhaust gas treatment: A reactant delivery system for engine exhaust gas treatment may include a tank in which a reactant is received, a pumping device, a pressure relief device, and a reactant distribution device. The pumping device may have an inlet disposed within the interior of the tank to receive the reactant, and... Agent: Ti Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
20130104529 - Exhaust gas emission control system for diesel engine: An exhaust gas emission control system for a diesel engine, having an oxidation catalyst (DOC) (7) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF) (9) in an exhaust passage, wherein a late post-injection control unit (62), which injects fuel into a combustion chamber at a timing not contributing to combustion in DPF... Agent:
20130104530 - Scr control system utilizing a differential nh3 and nox measurement using an exhaust gas sensor coupled with a micro scr catalyst: Systems and method are disclosed in which a portion of an exhaust gas stream is received into an exhaust outlet flow path downstream of a first selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst and upstream of a second SCR catalyst. The removed portion is treated with a diagnostic SCR catalyst element and... Agent: Cummins Inc.
20130104531 - Static mixer for mixing urea aqueous solution and engine exhaust gas: The present disclosure relates to a static mixer for mixing a urea solution and engine exhaust gas. The static mixer includes: an external tube including one end portion connected to an exhaust manifold of a diesel engine, the other end portion connected to an SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction), and a... Agent: Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.
20130104532 - Hystat drive system having coasting functionality: A drive system for a machine is disclosed. The drive system may have an engine, a pump driven by the engine to pressurize fluid, a motor connected to the pump via an inlet passage and an outlet passage, and a traction device driven by the motor. The drive system may... Agent:
20130104533 - Compressed air energy storage system utilizing two-phase flow to facilitate heat exchange: A compressed-air energy storage system according to embodiments of the present invention comprises a reversible mechanism to compress and expand air, one or more compressed air storage tanks, a control system, one or more heat exchangers, and, in certain embodiments of the invention, a motor-generator. The reversible air compressor-expander uses... Agent: Lightsail Energy Inc.
20130104534 - Energy harvesting passive and active suspension: A hydraulic actuator includes an energy recuperation device which harvests the energy generated from the stroking of a shock absorber. The energy recuperation device can function in a passive energy recovery mode for the shock absorber or an active mode for the shock absorber. The energy that is generated by... Agent: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.
20130104535 - Pump displacement control mechanism: A control arm assembly connected with a hydraulic pump allows for the adjustment of pump displacement by turning a threaded adjustment rod clockwise or counter-clockwise to move a half nut connected with a control rod vertically up or down in a slot of an arm to the desired set point.... Agent:
20130104536 - Device for obtaining internal energy from liquid by utilizing buoyancy and method therefor: A device for obtaining internal energy from liquid by utilizing buoyancy includes: an inner body (2); a sealing strip (3); a shell body (5); an axle (1) and liquid, wherein the sealing strip (3) is mounted between the shell body (5) and the inner body (2), a liquid entrance (6)... Agent:
20130104537 - Marine energy capture system: A mechanism for capturing wave energy includes a structure and a set of vertical buoys with support portions for supporting the structure. The structure is rectangular and includes rails that are oriented parallel to a direction of waves of water, and a movable bridge that runs along the rails perpendicularly... Agent:
20130104538 - Wave power generation apparatus: Provided is a wave power generation apparatus. The wave power generation apparatus includes an upper structure rolled by a wave, a lower structure disposed under a water plane to rotatably support the upper structure, a generation part disposed on one of the upper and lower structures to convert kinetic energy... Agent:
20130104539 - Turbine for and exhaust gas turbocharger: In a turbine for an exhaust gas turbocharger of an internal combustion engine comprising a turbine housing part, which has at least two spiral channels with respective inlets through which exhaust gas of the internal combustion engine is directed onto a turbine rotor disposed in the turbine housing part, the... Agent: Daimler Ag
20130104540 - Engine control device and control method: An engine 1 includes a variable valve mechanism 18 capable of switching a valve characteristic to a first valve characteristic according to which at least one of an operation of pre-opening an intake valve 14 during an exhaust stroke prior to a valve opening time in an intake stroke and... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation
20130104541 - Fresh gas supply device for an internal combustion engine: A fresh gas supply device for an internal combustion engine having an exhaust gas turbocharger includes a charge air inlet for letting in compressed charge air from the exhaust gas turbocharger; an outlet connected to the charge air inlet, wherein the connection is closable via at least one backflow flap... Agent: Knorr-bremse Systeme Fuer Nutzfahrzeuge Gmbh
20130104542 - Exhaust gas recirculation in a reciprocating engine having a multiple-stroke configuration: An engine comprising at least two cylinders and a turbocharger that includes a turbine operationally attached to a compressor. The intake air for the cylinders is routed through the compressor and exhaust gas from one of the cylinders is recirculated to the air fuel mixture for both cylinders, which exhaust... Agent: General Electric Company
20130104544 - Internal combustion engine and associated operating method: In a method for operating a supercharged internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, at the same time an internal exhaust gas recirculation and an external exhaust gas recirculation are carried out in an engine operating range with lean burn operation modes, wherein the exhaust gas recirculation rate of the... Agent: Daimler Ag
20130104543 - Super-critically fueled direct-injection compression ignition system using exhaust gas recirculation: An exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system is employed in a supercritically fueled direct-injection compression ignition engine system. The EGR system may include multiple stages, where a portion of exhaust gas is diverted from upstream of a turbine of a turbocharger and a second portion is diverted from downstream of the... Agent: Transonic Combustion, LLC
20130104545 - Geothermal energy battery and exchanger system and method for heating and cooling: Embodiments of the invention utilize the geothermal energy exchanger and battery (GEEB) to recover and store thermal energy from the dwelling, from the ground, and from the Earth's atmosphere, reuse the thermal energy in another season of the year, and consume electrical energy to heat and cool the structure at... Agent:
20130104546 - Integrated cascading cycle solar thermal plants: In one embodiment, a thermodynamic system includes multiple types of thermodynamic cycles and multiple types of solar thermal fields that provide thermal energy to the thermodynamic cycles.... Agent:
20130104548 - Use of compositions comprising 1,1,1,2,3-pentafluoropropane and optionally z-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene in power cycles: A method is provided for converting heat from a heat source to mechanical energy. The method comprises heating a working fluid using heat supplied from the heat source; and expanding the heated working fluid to lower the pressure of the working fluid and generate mechanical energy as the pressure of... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20130104549 - Thermal energy storage and recovery with a heat exchanger arrangement having an extended thermal interaction region: A thermal energy storage and recovery device includes a heat exchanger arrangement for guiding a flow of a heat transfer medium between first and second ends thereof, and a heat storage material surrounding it, forming thermal interaction region between the heat transfer medium and the heat storage material. The heat... Agent:
20130104550 - Turbine of a turbomachine: A turbine of a turbomachine is provided and includes opposing endwalls defining a pathway for a fluid flow and a plurality of interleaved blade stages and nozzle stages arranged axially along the pathway. The plurality of the blade stages includes a last blade stage at a downstream end of the... Agent: General Electric Company
20130104551 - Fuel injection assembly for use in turbine engines and method of assembling same: A fuel injection assembly for use in a turbine engine is provided. The fuel injection assembly includes a plurality of tube assemblies, wherein each of the tube assemblies includes an upstream portion and a downstream portion. Each tube assembly includes a plurality of tubes that extend from the upstream portion... Agent:
20130104552 - Fuel nozzle assembly for use in turbine engines and methods of assembling same: A fuel nozzle for use with a turbine engine is described herein. The fuel nozzle includes a housing that is coupled to a combustor liner defining a combustion chamber. The housing includes an endwall that at least partially defines the combustion chamber. A plurality of mixing tubes extends through the... Agent:
20130104554 - Burner assembly: A burner assembly for a gas turbine is provided. The burner assembly has a combustor, a centrally arranged pilot burner and plurality of main burners surrounding the pilot burner. Each main burner has a cylindrical housing having a lance which is centrally arranged therein and has a fuel channel for... Agent:
20130104553 - Injection apparatus: An injection apparatus is provided and includes an annular base defining an injection hole location and having a protrusion about the injection hole location and a tubular body formed to define an injection hole, the tubular body to be sealably fastened to the annular base and the protrusion at the... Agent: General Electric Company
20130104555 - Turbofan engine mixer assembly: A mixer for mixing flows in a turbofan engine is provided. The mixer includes a plurality of chevron lobes, each of the plurality of lobes comprising a crown, a keel, a first trailing edge, a second trailing edge, and a first transverse edge extending between first trailing edge and second... Agent:
20130104557 - Gas turbine engine cooling valve: A cooling system for a gas turbine engine includes a first structure movable relative to a second structure. The first structure has a cavity. A valve selectively controls fluid flow from a cooling source to the cavity. A valve is configured to move between first and second fluid flow positions... Agent:
20130104559 - Gas turbine engine thermal management system: A thermal management system for a gas turbine engine includes a first heat exchanger that provides a first conditioned fluid, a second heat exchanger in series flow communication with the first heat exchanger and that exchanges heat with the first conditioned fluid to provide a second conditioned fluid, and a... Agent:
20130104560 - Gas turbine engine with intercooling turbine section: 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:
20130104556 - System and method for reducing combustion dynamics and nox in a combustor: A system for reducing combustion dynamics and NOx in a combustor includes a tube bundle that extends radially across at least a portion of the combustor, wherein the tube bundle comprises an upstream surface axially separated from a downstream surface. A shroud circumferentially surrounds the upstream and downstream surfaces. A... Agent: General Electric Company
20130104558 - Turbomachine and method of operating a turbomachine to perform a fuel change over at a high load: A turbomachine is provided and includes a compressor to compress inlet gas to produce compressed gas, a combustor coupled to the compressor in which the compressed gas is combusted along with a first fuel and/or a second fuel to produce a fluid flow, a turbine coupled to the combustor through... Agent: General Electric Company
20130104561 - Active fuel control on gas turbine shutdown sequence: A method, system and generator for controlling a flow of fuel during a shut down of a gas turbine generator is disclosed. A first fuel flow rate to a combustion flame of the gas turbine generator is set at a beginning of a shut-down sequence. A sensor is configured to... Agent: General Electric Company
20130104562 - Low emission tripe-cycle power generation systems and methods: Methods and systems for low emission power generation in hydrocarbon recovery processes are provided. One system includes a gas turbine system adapted to combust a fuel and an oxidant in the presence of a compressed recycle stream to provide mechanical power and a gaseous exhaust. The compressed recycle stream acts... Agent:
20130104563 - Low emission triple-cycle power generation systems and methods: Methods and systems for low emission power generation in combined cycle power plants are provided. One system includes a gas turbine system that stoichiometrically combusts a fuel and an oxidant in the presence of a compressed recycle stream to provide mechanical power and a gaseous exhaust. The compressed recycle stream... Agent:
20130104564 - Active clearance control system and method for gas turbine: A method to provide clearance control for a gas turbine having a multi-stage compressor and a turbine having turbine buckets rotating within a turbine shell, the method includes: selecting a first compressor stage from which to extract compressed air; ducting the compressed air from the first compressor stage to the... Agent: General Electric Company
20130104566 - Turbine of a turbomachine: A turbine of a turbomachine is provided and includes opposing endwalls defining a pathway into which a fluid flow is receivable to flow through the pathway; and a nozzle stage at which adjacent nozzles extend across the pathway between the opposing endwalls to aerodynamically interact with the fluid flow. The... Agent: General Electric Company
20130104565 - Turbomachine including an inner-to-outer turbine casing seal assembly and method: A turbomachine includes an inner casing component having a first end that extends to a second end and a seal member. An outer casing component is coupled to the inner casing component. The annular outer casing component includes a first end portion that extends to a second end portion and... Agent: General Electric Company
20130104567 - Method and apparatus for cooling gas turbine rotor blades: An airfoil for a gas turbine engine is provided that includes a first sidewall and a second sidewall coupled together at a leading edge and a trailing edge, such that a cavity is defined therebetween. A central plenum and an impingement chamber are defined within the cavity. The central plenum... Agent:04/25/2013 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20130097990 - Rotary oil degradation byproducts removal system: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an oil degradation byproducts removal system. The oil degradation byproducts removal system includes a plurality of electrostatically-charged drum assemblies configured to pass through an oil flow. The oil degradation byproducts removal system is configured to be disposed within an accessory module of a turbine... Agent: General Electric Company
20130097993 - Heat recovery steam generator and methods of coupling same to a combined cycle power plant: A heat recovery steam generator uses heat energy extracted from the exhaust gas of a gas turbine to produce steam. The steam is provided to steam turbines of a combined cycle power plant. Intermediate pressure steam generated by an intermediate pressure evaporator is routed to first and second intermediate pressure... Agent:
20130097994 - Multi-fluid turbine engine: A multi-fluid turbine engine includes a turbine, a first working fluid inlet passage, and a second working fluid inlet passage. The turbine may include a first working fluid portion and a second working fluid portion. The first working fluid passage may be configured to introduce a first working fluid to... Agent: Wisdom Energy Technology Co., Ltd
20130097991 - System for turbine combustor fuel mixing: A system includes a mixing assembly configured to mix a liquid fuel and a water to generate a fuel mixture. The fuel mixture is configured to combust in a combustor of a gas turbine. The mixing assembly includes a liquid fuel passage disposed in an integrated housing. The liquid fuel... Agent: General Electric Company
20130097992 - Integrated thermal management system and environmental control system for a gas turbine engine: A gas turbine engine includes a first and second pump driven by a spool. An Air-Oil Cooler downstream of the first pump. An air-air precooler is downstream of the second pump, the air-air precooler downstream of the Air-Oil Cooler.... Agent:
20130097995 - System and method for controlling an object traveling through exoatmospheric space: A system for controlling an object traveling through exoatmospheric space is disclosed herein. The system includes, but is not limited to, a pressure vessel, a pair of solid propellant grains associated with the pressure vessel that is configured to direct a gas into the pressure vessel during combustion, an exhaust... Agent: General Dynamics Ordnance And Tactical Systems, Inc.
20130097997 - Ram air fan diffuser: A diffuser for a ram air fan assembly includes a perforated cone, an inlet ring seal, and an outlet ring seal. The perforated cone has a frustoconical shape symmetrical about an axis of the diffuser. The inlet ring seal is attached to, and axially disposed about, a first end of... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
20130097996 - Ram air fan inlet housing: A ram air fan inlet housing for containing a ram air fan rotor. The inlet housing includes a flanged surface and an interior surface. The flanged surface is perpendicular to an axis of the inlet housing and defines a flange plane at an axial end of the inlet housing. The... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
20130097998 - Thrust reverser for an aircraft having semi-recessed turbofan engines: The internal backflow means comprise at least two mobile surfaces (22, 23), with each one rotatably hinged between an inoperative position in which a mobile surface is continuous with the internal surface of the nacelle, and a thrust reversal position, in which the said mobile surfaces (22, 23) locally interrupt... Agent: Airbus Operations (s.a.s)
20130098000 - Internal combustion engine having a plurality of exhaust ports per cylinder and charge exchange method for such an internal combustion engine: A method for controlling valve actuation in an engine is provided. The method includes initiating combustion operation in a first cylinder, opening, via a first cam, a first exhaust valve coupled to the first cylinder for a first opening duration. The method further includes opening, via a second cam, a... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130097999 - Method for heating a catalytic converter in an engine system and for diagnosing the effectiveness of measures for heating the catalytic converter: A method for operating an internal combustion engine in a catalytic converter heating operation, the internal combustion engine being able to be operated in a normal operation, including the following steps: ascertaining a first exhaust gas temperature reading, which gives the exhaust gas temperature of the exhaust gas in a... Agent:
20130098001 - Diesel engine and exhaust aftertreatment system and method of treating exhaust gases from a diesel engine: In a diesel engine and exhaust aftertreatment system, a controller is arranged to control operation of the engine to obtain a first set of exhaust characteristics and to control a fuel injector to inject fuel upstream of a DPF at a first rate of injection until at least one condition... Agent: Mack Trucks, Inc.
20130098002 - Exhaust gas treatment device, method for producing a tube for an exhaust gas treatment device and watercraft having an exhaust gas treatment device: An exhaust gas treatment device for off-road applications includes a housing having a cross-sectional area and a first wall. At least one pipe extends through the first wall and has a second wall with a perforation. The exhaust gas treatment device includes, in particular, a reducing agent supply for urea... Agent: Emitec Gesellschaft Fuer Emissionstechnologie Mbh
20130098003 - Method and device for controlled dosing of a gas with fluctuating supply pressure: A method for controlled dosing of a gas with fluctuating supply pressure (PSupply). Dosing of the gas through a valve (6) is performed while a valve (5) is closed, and the decrease in control-volume pressure (PCV) is recorded. The control-volume pressure (PCV) is raised by closing dosing valve (6) and... Agent: Amminex A/s
20130098005 - Delivery pump for a fluid, metering device having the delivery pump and motor vehicle having the metering device: A delivery pump for delivering a fluid includes a delivery piston to be moved in a delivery direction from a pump inlet to a pump outlet. The delivery piston is supported in an axial bearing having a cooling device for cooling the axial bearing with the fluid. A metering device... Agent: Emitec Gesellschaft Fuer Emissionstechnologie Mbh
20130098006 - Device, having a system heating unit, for providing a reducing agent, heat transfer method and motor vehicle: A device for providing a reducing agent for an exhaust gas system includes a system heating unit for heating a reducing agent and at least one heat conduction element transmitting heat from the system heating unit to at least one of the following components: a tank, a delivery line, a... Agent: Emitec Gesellschaft Fuer Emissionstechnologie Mbh
20130098004 - Fluid-spray atomizer: An exhaust aftertreatment system is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a catalyst, and injector positioned upstream from the catalyst, and a fluid-spray atomizer positioned between the catalyst and the injector. The fluid-spray atomizer includes a plurality of horizontal slats, wherein each horizontal slat is a different size and... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130098007 - Combination liquid-cooled exhaust manifold assembly and catalytic converter assembly for a marine engine: An exhaust system for a in e engine comprising liquid-cooled manifold and catalytic converter assemblies. Each assembly uses a separate cooling system to cool either the exhaust manifold or a shell inside which resides the catalytic converter. The housing or shell containing the catalytic converter uses water to cool an... Agent: Indmar Products Company Inc.
20130098008 - Exhaust gas heating apparatus: An exhaust gas heating apparatus (31) according to the present invention comprises an expansion chamber (37) having an inflow port (42) and an outflow port (43), a fuel supplying element (38) for supplying fuel into the expansion chamber, a fuel diffusing plate (39) for dispersing the fuel in the expansion... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130098009 - Exhaust system for a combustion engine: An exhaust system for a combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders, a cylinder head and an engine block is provided. The exhaust system comprises an exhaust manifold, which is integrated in the cylinder head, flow channels, and an exhaust pipe, which is connected to a head flange of the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130098014 - Closed-loop hydraulic system having force modulation: A hydraulic system is disclosed. The hydraulic system may have a unidirectional variable displacement first pump, a first actuator connected to the first pump via a closed-loop first circuit, and a first switching valve disposed between the first actuator and the first pump. The first switching valve may be configured... Agent:
20130098010 - Closed-loop hydraulic system having priority-based sharing: A hydraulic system is disclosed having first, second, and third pumps. The hydraulic system may also have a first actuator connected to the first pump in closed-loop manner, a second actuator connected to the second pump in closed-loop manner, and a third actuator. The hydraulic system may further have a... Agent:
20130098013 - Closed-loop system having multi-circuit flow sharing: A hydraulic system is disclosed. The hydraulic system may have a plurality of pumps with unidirectional functionality and being variable displacement, a common discharge passage connected to the plurality of pumps, and a common intake passage connected to the plurality of pumps. The hydraulic system may also have at least... Agent:
20130098017 - Hydraulic system: A method of controlling a hydraulic system includes providing fluid to a first actuator with a first pump via a first closed-loop circuit of a machine, and providing fluid to a second actuator with a second pump via a second closed-loop circuit of the machine. The method also includes providing... Agent:
20130098018 - Hydraulic system: A hydraulic system includes a variable displacement first pump, a first linear actuator fluidly connected to the first pump via a first closed-loop circuit, a variable displacement second pump, and second and third linear actuators fluidly connected to the second pump in parallel via a second closed-loop circuit. The system... Agent:
20130098015 - Hydraulic system having flow combining capabilities: A hydraulic system hydraulic system includes a variable displacement pump, and a variable displacement first travel motor selectively fluidly connected to the pump in a closed-loop manner. The system also includes a first switching valve associated with the first travel motor and configured to selectively switch a flow direction of... Agent:
20130098011 - Hydraulic system having multiple closed-loop circuits: A hydraulic system is disclosed. The hydraulic system may have a first circuit fluidly connecting a first pump to a swing motor in a closed-loop manner, and a second circuit fluidly connecting a second pump to a first travel motor and a first linear tool actuator in a parallel closed-loop... Agent:
20130098016 - Meterless hydraulic system having flow sharing and combining functionality: A hydraulic system includes a variable-displacement first pump, a variable-displacement second pump, and a first actuator selectively connected either to the first pump in a closed loop manner and not the second pump, or to the first and second pumps in a closed loop manner. The hydraulic system also includes... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20130098019 - Meterless hydraulic system having flow sharing and combining functionality: A hydraulic system includes a variable-displacement first pump and a variable-displacement second pump. The hydraulic system also includes a first actuator selectively connected either to the first pump in a closed loop manner and not the second pump, to the second pump in a closed loop manner and not the... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20130098020 - Meterless hydraulic system having flow sharing and combining functionality: A hydraulic system includes a variable-displacement first pump, an over-center variable-displacement first travel motor selectively connected to receive fluid pressurized by the first pump in a closed loop manner, and an over-center variable-displacement second travel motor selectively connected to receive fluid pressurized by the first pump in parallel with the... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20130098012 - Meterless hydraulic system having multi-circuit recuperation: A hydraulic system is disclosed. The hydraulic system may have a first meterless circuit with a first pump fluidly connected to a first actuator in a closed-loop manner, and a second meterless circuit with a second pump fluidly connected to a second actuator in a closed-loop manner. The hydraulic system... Agent:
20130098021 - Hydraulic pump control system for construction machinery: A hydraulic pump control system provided in a construction machine such as an excavator is provided. According to the hydraulic pump control system, a loss of a flow rate is reduced by initially supplying hydraulic fluid as much as necessary from a hydraulic pump to a hydraulic motor in order... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab
20130098022 - Control device for a hydraulic pump of construction machinery: A negative control type hydraulic pump control device mounted on a construction machine such as an excavator is provided. The hydraulic pump control device includes an accumulator storing a control signal pressure, a solenoid valve supplying any one of the signal pressure from the accumulator and a negative signal pressure... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab
20130098023 - Energy recovery control circuit and work machine: An energy recovery control circuit is provided with an energy recovery system for recovering energy of a work equipment. The energy recovery control circuit includes an recovery control valve block in which a plurality of valves that constitute the energy recovery system are incorporated. The recovery control valve block includes... Agent: Caterpillar Sarl
20130098024 - Hydraulic system: A hydraulic system includes a first pump, a first actuator fluidly connected to the first pump via a first closed-loop circuit, a second pump, and a second actuator fluidly connected to the second pump via a second closed-loop circuit. The system also includes a third pump, a third actuator fluidly... Agent:
20130098025 - Coiled tubing injector with a weight on bit circuit: A control circuit for a coiled tubing injector includes a circuit controller (14). One or more counterbalance vales (3) may be responsive to the circuit controller to prevent the tubing string from descending into the wellbore during rate of penetration movement. In one embodiment, a control valve (4) allows fluid... Agent: Xtreme Drilling And Coil Services Corp.
20130098026 - Hydraulic fluid actuated equipment leveling assembly: A hydraulic fluid actuated equipment leveling assembly incorporating a plenum having adjustment ports; an input channel opening the plenum; a disk valve operable for opening and closing the adjustment ports; telescoping and hydraulic ram actuated equipment support pedestals; hydraulic lines spanning between the plenum's adjustment ports, and the pedestal's hydraulic... Agent:
20130098027 - Compressed gas energy storage system: Embodiments relate generally to energy storage systems, and in particular to energy storage systems using compressed gas as an energy storage medium. In various embodiments, a compressed gas storage system may include a plurality of stages to convert energy into compressed gas for storage, and then to recover that stored... Agent: Lightsail Energy, Inc.
20130098029 - Pumping assembly using active materials: A pumping assembly is provided. The assembly includes a first movable element selectively movable within a first pump housing and an actuator including an active material. The active material is configured to undergo a change in attribute in response to an activation signal. The active material is operatively connected to... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130098028 - Thermal ratchet system: A thermal ratchet system includes a ratchet housing, a ratchet mandrel, a first ratchet, and a second ratchet. The first ratchet is disposed at a position generally fixed with respect to the ratchet housing and is urgeable with respect to the ratchet mandrel in an axial direction by a change... Agent:
20130098030 - Exhaust gas recirculation heat recovery system and method: A system for recovering heat from recirculating exhaust gases is provided. The system includes a first exhaust manifold in fluid communication with multiple combustion chambers of an engine. The system also includes a turbocharger having a turbine stage and a compressor stage, wherein the turbine stage comprises an inlet port... Agent: General Electric Company
20130098031 - Supercharged internal combustion engine having exhaust-gas recirculation arrangement and method for operating an internal combustion engine of said type: Embodiments for an internal combustion engine having at least one cylinder, at least one exhaust line for discharging combustion gases via an exhaust-gas discharge system, and at least one intake line for supplying charge air via an intake system are provided. In one example, an internal combustion engine comprises an... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130098033 - Intake controller and method of intake controlling for internal combustion engine: In an intake controller for an internal combustion engine, an opening controlling unit performs, when a light load operation is performed during a manual forced regeneration process of a diesel particulate filter which reduces an amount of particulate matter included in exhaust gas exhausted from the internal combustion engine, control... Agent:
20130098032 - Method and system for reducing turbocharger noise during cold start: An approach for controlling a turbocharger bypass valve is disclosed. In one example, the turbocharger bypass valve is opened during engine cold start conditions to reduce turbocharger speed. The approach may reduce noise produced by the turbocharger during engine start and warm-up.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130098034 - Waste heat recovery device: There is disclosed a waste heat recovery device including a turbine 1 driven by an exhaust gas and a compressor 8 which compresses a gas, comprising: a generator 2 which generates electric power by rotation of the turbine 1; an electric motor 7 which rotationally drives the compressor 8; and... Agent: Ihi Corporation
20130098036 - Hybrid solar/non-solar energy generation system and method: A hybrid solar/non-solar thermal generation system includes a solar concentrator and collector, and fiber optic cables that transfer collected solar radiation to a solar to thermal converter. The solar to thermal converter converts the solar radiation to heat that is used to augment the heating of a working fluid in... Agent:
20130098035 - Systems and methods for providing supplemental aqueous thermal energy: Systems and methods for collecting, storing, and conveying aqueous thermal energy are disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a floating film retains solar energy in a volume of water located under the film. A series of curtains hanging from a bottom surface of the film define a passage between a periphery... Agent: Mcalister Technologies, LLC
20130098037 - Advanced super-critical co2 expander-generator: An expander-generator is disclosed having an expansion device and a generator disposed within a hermetically-sealed housing. The expansion device may be overhung and supported on or otherwise rotate a hollow expansion rotor having a thrust balance seal being arranged at least partially within a chamber defined in the expansion rotor.... Agent: Dresser-rand Company
20130098038 - System for heating a fuel: An embodiment of the present invention takes the form of a system that uses exhaust from the combustion turbine engine to heat the fuel gas consumed by a combustion turbine engine. The benefits of the present invention include reducing the need to use a parasitic load to heat the fuel... Agent: General Electric Company
20130098039 - Exhaust diffuser adjustment system for a gas turbine engine: A turbine exhaust diffuser adjustment system for a gas turbine engine capable of altering the flow of turbine exhaust gases is disclosed. The turbine exhaust diffuser adjustment system may be formed from one or more flow ramps positioned in a flowpath. The flow ramp may include a downstream, radially outward... Agent:
20130098042 - Detection of the overspeed of a free turbine by measuring using a torque meter: An overspeed protection device includes at least one torque measurement unit supported by an output shaft coupled mechanically to a free turbine of a turbine engine and a signal processing unit able to transmit to a turbine engine regulating system a command to reduce a flow of fuel injected if... Agent: Turbomeca
20130098040 - System for turbine combustor fuel assembly: A system includes a gas turbine engine having a combustor, a liquid fuel supply coupled to the combustor, and a water supply coupled to the liquid fuel supply. The water supply is configured to flow water through the liquid fuel supply while the liquid fuel supply is not in use... Agent: General Electric Company
20130098041 - System for turbine combustor fuel mixing: A system includes a plurality of interconnected mixing assemblies configured to mix a first fuel and water to generate a first mixture, and mix a second fuel and the water to generate a second mixture. The first and second fuel mixtures are configured to combust in a plurality of combustors... Agent: General Electric Company
20130098043 - Hydrajetting nozzle and method: A jetting device comprises a body, and an interior flow path within the body. The interior flow path comprises a flow section, an expansion section, and a shoulder formed at the intersection of the flow section and the expansion section. The length and diameter of the expansion section are configured... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130098044 - Flashback resistant tubes in tube lli design: A late lean fuel injection nozzle for a gas turbine includes a first outer air supply tube having a relatively large inner diameter and an outlet at a distal end thereof. The first outer air supply tube is adapted to supply air to a combustion chamber, and at least one... Agent: General Electric Company
20130098045 - Ram air fan outer housing: A ram air fan outer housing for directing air from a ram air fan rotor and air from a ram air bypass into a ram air fan outlet. The outer housing includes an outer cylinder and a plenum connected at a joint region. The outer cylinder and the plenum are... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
20130098051 - Auxiliary power unit bleed cleaning function: An auxiliary power unit is operable to provide bleed air to a vehicle system. A method includes diverting substantially all of the bleed air to an exhaust for a selected time period commencing with startup of the auxiliary power unit. After the selected time period, at least a portion of... Agent:
20130098047 - Compartment cooling for a gas turbine engine: A gas turbine engine includes a first pump driven by a spool, an air-oil cooler downstream of the first pump. A second pump driven by the spool and an air-air precooler downstream of the second pump, the air-air precooler downstream of the air-oil cooler. A compartment is downstream of the... Agent:
20130098048 - Diffusion nozzles for low-oxygen fuel nozzle assembly and method: A fuel nozzle assembly has been conceived for a combustor in a gas turbine including a first passage and fourth passage connectable to a source of gaseous fuel, a second passage connectable to a source of a gaseous oxidizer, and a third passage coupled to a source of a diluent... Agent: General Electric Company
20130098050 - Gas turbine engine with intercooling turbine section: 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:
20130098046 - Integrated thermal system for a gas turbine engine: An integrated thermal system for a gas turbine engine includes an Air-Oil Cooler and an Air-Air PreCooler within a housing, the Air-Air PreCooler downstream of the Air-Oil Cooler.... Agent:
20130098052 - Method and architecture for recombining the power of a turbomachine: A method and architecture for recombining power of a turbomachine improving on problems of size, mass, or reliability. In the method energy is recovered in an exhaust nozzle and converted and recirculated using a mechanical and/or electrical power recombining mechanism. An example of an architecture of a turbomachine includes a... Agent: Turbomeca
20130098049 - System and method for controlling and reducing nox emissions: A system includes a gas production source configured to produce a gas stream comprising nitrogen oxides (NOx) and a hydrocarbon injector disposed downstream of the gas production source and configured to inject a hydrocarbon into the gas stream. The hydrocarbon is configured to oxidize molecules of the NOx in the... Agent: General Electric Company
20130098054 - Method for operating a gas turbine: In a method for operating a gas turbine (10), a CO2-containing gas is compressed in a compressor (13), the compressed gas is used to burn a fuel in at least one subsequent combustion chamber (14, 18), and the hot combustion gases are used to drive at least one turbine (17,... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd.
20130098053 - Systems and methods for use in operating turbine engines: A control system for use with a turbine engine that is configured to operate at a rated power output is provided. The control system includes a computing device that includes a processor that is programmed to calculate an amount of fluid to be supplied for combustion in the turbine engine.... Agent:
20130098055 - Gas turbine engine with intercooling turbine section and intercooling turbine section bypass: A gas turbine engine includes an intercooling turbine section to at least partially drive one of a low spool and a high spool. An intercooling turbine section bypass to selectively bypass at least a portion of a core flow through an intercooling turbine section bypass path around the intercooling turbine... Agent:
20130098056 - System and method for turbine combustor fuel assembly: A system includes a turbine fuel supply system. The turbine fuel supply system includes a first turbine fuel mixer configured to mix a first liquid fuel and a first deaerated water to generate a first fuel mixture. The first fuel mixture is configured to combust in a combustor of a... Agent: General Electric Company
20130098057 - Controllable speed windmill operation of a gas turbine engine through low spool power extraction: A gas turbine engine that includes at least one component geared to a spool to control a speed of the low spool during a “windmilling” condition.... Agent:
20130098060 - Gas turbine engine onboard starter/generator system to absorb excess power: A gas turbine engine includes an Integrated Drive Generator (IDG) geared to a low spool to selectively accelerate the low spool during a transient condition.... Agent:
20130098058 - Split accessory drive system: A gas turbine engine includes a spool, a first accessory gearbox, a second accessory gearbox, and a scavenge pump. The first accessory gearbox is connected to and driven by the spool. The second accessory gearbox is connected to and driven by the first accessory gearbox. The scavenge pump is connected... Agent: United Technologies Corporation
20130098059 - Windmill operation of a gas turbine engine: A gas turbine engine according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes a windmill pump driven by a spool.... Agent:
20130098062 - Compressor bleed cooling fluid feed system: A compressor bleed cooling fluid feed system for a turbine engine for directing cooling fluids from a compressor to a turbine airfoil cooling system to supply cooling fluids to one or more airfoils of a rotor assembly is disclosed. The compressor bleed cooling fluid feed system may enable cooling fluids... Agent:
20130098063 - Coolng structure for recovery-type air-cooled gas turbine combustor: In a cooling structure for a recovery-type air-cooled gas turbine combustor having a recovery-type air-cooling structure that bleeds, upstream of the combustor, and pressurizes compressed air supplied from a compressor, that uses the bled and pressurized air to cool a wall, and that recovers and reuses the bled and pressurized... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20130098061 - Gas turbine engine cooling systems having hub-bleed impellers and methods for the production thereof: Embodiments of a gas turbine engine cooling system for deployment within a gas turbine engine are provided, as are embodiment of a method for producing a gas turbine engine cooling system. In one embodiment, the gas turbine engine cooling system includes an impeller having a hub, a plurality of hub... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130098064 - Structural cooling fluid tube for supporting a turbine component and supplying cooling fluid: A shaft cover support for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The shaft cover support not only provides enhanced support to a shaft cover of the gas turbine engine, but also includes a cooling fluid chamber for passing fluids from a rotor air cooling supply conduit to an inner ring... Agent:
20130098065 - Structural cooling fluid tube for supporting a turbine component and supplying cooling fluid to transition section: A shaft cover support for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The shaft cover support not only provides enhanced support to a shaft cover of the gas turbine engine, but also includes a cooling fluid chamber for passing fluids from a rotor air cooling supply conduit to an inner ring... Agent:
20130098066 - Turbine engine comprising a contrarotating propeller receiver supported by a structural casing attached to the intermediate housing: According to the invention, the turbine engine further comprises a structural casing (50) for supporting the receiver (30), surrounding the gas generator (14) and having a downstream end (50a) attached to said receiver and an upstream end (50b) attached to said intermediate housing (27). Furthermore, it comprises additional connection means... Agent: Snecma
20130098067 - Constant speed transmission for gas turbine engine: A gas turbine engine includes a constant speed transmission driven by a spool.... Agent:04/18/2013 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20130091824 - Gas turbine and gas-turbine plant having the same: The invention provides a gas-turbine fuel nozzle (1) that includes a plurality of fuel supply channels (3a) to which fuel is supplied, a plurality of fuel/scavenging-fluid supply channels (3b) to which fuel or a scavenging fluid for scavenging the fuel is supplied, and a plurality of injection holes (7a, 7b)... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20130091825 - Turbojet engine nacelle including a device for absorbing circumferential stresses: A nacelle for a turbojet engine of an aircraft is provided that includes a fan case, an internal structure positioned upstream from the fan case, and a thrust reverser positioned downstream from the fan case. The thrust reverser includes a cowl delimiting an external line (LE) and including two removable... Agent: Aircelle
20130091826 - Cold start no2 generation system: n
20130091829 - Method and device pertaining to limiting the temperature of a dosing unit in a scr system: A method pertaining to an SCR system for cleaning of exhaust gases from an engine (150). A dosing unit (250) is in thermal contact with the engine's exhaust system and supplies a reducing agent to an exhaust duct (240) of the exhaust system. Determining (s340) whether there is an undesired... Agent:
20130091827 - Monitor of ammonia in dosing system: An ammonia dosing system has a canister whose interior contains ammonia luminophores and a delivery apparatus for delivering ammonia from the canister interior into an exhaust after-treatment system to entrain with engine exhaust flowing toward an SCR catalyst for catalytic conversion of NOx in engine exhaust.... Agent: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
20130091828 - System and method for regenerating gasoline particulate filter: A system for regenerating a particulate filter mounted on an exhaust pipe of a gasoline engine including a plurality of cylinders and an ignition device for igniting fuel and air in the cylinder, a three-way catalyst device mounted on the exhaust pipe connected to the gasoline engine, and to oxidize... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130091830 - Assembly for mixing liquid within gas flow: An assembly for mixing liquid within a gas flow includes a hollow conduit that is configured for containing a flow of gas and liquid droplets. The assembly also includes multiple spaced blades and an impingement element. Each of the blades is operatively connected to and extends from the impingement element... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130091831 - Exhaust gas purification system: An exhaust gas purification device is arranged in an exhaust gas route of a common rail type engine. At least one of an intake air throttle device and an exhaust gas throttle device are arranged in intake and exhaust systems of the engine. In the case that a clogged state... Agent:
20130091832 - Reinforced v-band clamp: A clamp includes a curved band having an inner surface, an outer surface, a first end, and a second end. The band is characterized by a substantially V-shaped cross-section in a radial plane of the band. The inner surface of the band defines the inside contour of the V-shaped cross-section.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130091834 - Dead-volume management in compressed-gas energy storage and recovery systems: In various embodiments, coupling losses between a cylinder assembly and other components of a gas compression and/or expansion system are reduced or eliminated via valve-timing control.... Agent: Sustainx, Inc.
20130091835 - Dead-volume management in compressed-gas energy storage and recovery systems: In various embodiments, coupling losses between a cylinder assembly and other components of a gas compression and/or expansion system are reduced or eliminated via valve-timing control.... Agent: Sustainx, Inc.
20130091833 - Hydraulic control system and hydraulic control method: A hydraulic control system and a hydraulic control method are disclosed. The hydraulic control system comprises a first closed pump (P1) and a first engine (M1) connected with each other, a second closed pump (P2) and a second engine (M2) connected with each other, and a hydraulic motor (P3). The... Agent: Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science And Technology Co. Ltd.
20130091836 - Dead-volume management in compressed-gas energy storage and recovery systems: In various embodiments, coupling losses between a cylinder assembly and other components of a gas compression and/or expansion system are reduced or eliminated via valve-timing control.... Agent: Sustainx, Inc.
20130091837 - Hydraulic transmission system for zero-turn vehicle: A hydraulic transmission system for a zero-turn vehicle, comprises first and second transaxles each of which includes an axle, a casing supporting the axle, a fluid sump provided in the casing, first and second ports provided on the casing and opened outward from the casing, an HST circuit, a charge... Agent:
20130091838 - Intelligent control wave energy power generating system: A system and method for converting wave energy into electric energy in an intelligent, practical, and efficient manner. The system utilizes a power input shaft coupled with a vertically reciprocating buoy to rotate a crank gear and a ratchet gear meshing therewith. When the gears rotate, a plurality of generators... Agent:
20130091839 - Power recovery system: The power recovery system includes: a Stirling engine; and a vaporization device that stores a liquid therein in such a manner that the liquid is kept in contact with an upper portion of a cylinder and vaporizes the liquid by supplying the cold heat of the liquid to the upper... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (kobe Steel, Ltd.)
20130091840 - Shockwave-actuated power device: A shockwave-actuated power device includes a cylinder, a regulating module, and a piston assembly. The cylinder includes a chamber and a filling port in communication with the chamber. The regulating module includes first and second partitioning members and a driving member. The first and second partitioning members are received in... Agent:
20130091841 - Multi cycle geothermal power plant: A multi cycle geothermal power plant (5) has at least the following cycles: a primary cycle (10) configured for a geothermal reservoir fluid; a closed loop second cycle (20) having a vaporizer (7), spanning the primary cycle (10) and second cycle (20), for transferring thermal energy from the primary cycle... Agent:
20130091842 - Systems, methods, and devices for operating a solar thermal electricity generating system: In a startup period for a solar thermal electricity generating system, a non-solar source of steam heats a downstream receiver (for example, a superheating receiver) prior to insolation being available. Insolation, once available, heats an upstream receiver (for example, an evaporator). The upstream receiver can be arranged in a recirculation... Agent: Brightsource Industries (israel) Ltd.
20130091843 - Fluoro olefin compounds useful as organic rankine cycle working fluids: wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 are each independently selected from the group consisting of: H, F, Cl, Br, and C1-C6 alkyl, at least C6 aryl, at least C3 cycloalkyl, and C6-C15 alkylaryl optionally substituted with at least one F, Cl, or Br, wherein formula (I) contains at least one... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130091844 - Methods and systems for an engine: Various systems and methods for an engine system which includes a throttle turbine generator having a turbine which drives an auxiliary generator and disposed in a throttle bypass are described. In some examples, a throttle bypass valve is controlled to adjust airflow through the throttle bypass responsive to airflow to... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130091845 - Power plant and method for retrofit: A power plant includes a first gas turbine engine, a second gas turbine engine, a flue gas duct, a CO2 capture system for treating flue gases from the second gas turbine engine and an exhaust system. It additionally includes at least one among a direct connection between the first gas... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd
20130091846 - Injector having multiple fuel pegs: A fuel injector is provided, including a fuel injector body, a plurality of fuel vanes, and a plurality of fuel pegs. The injector body includes a manifold and an inlet. The manifold is configured for receiving fuel, and the inlet is configured for receiving air. The fuel vanes are located... Agent: General Electric Company
20130091848 - Annular flow conditioning member for gas turbomachine combustor assembly: A turbomachine combustor assembly includes a combustor body, a combustor liner arranged within the combustor body and defining a combustion chamber, a fluid passage defined between the combustor body and the combustor liner, and an annular flow conditioning member arranged in the fluid passage and extending about the combustor liner.... Agent: General Electric Company
20130091847 - Combustor liner: A combustor liner is provided. The combustor liner has a first end, including a forward end liner formed to define a converging interior through which a main flow is directed to flow and a second end. The second end is fluidly coupled to an aft portion of the first end... Agent: General Electric Company
20130091849 - Augmentor spray bar with tip support bushing: An augmentor for a gas turbine engine includes an augmentor spray bar with a spray bar outlet, and an augmentor spray bar tip. The spray bar tip includes a tip body, a tip bushing and a tip support strut. The tip body includes a first flow passage extending therethrough between... Agent: United Technologies Corporation
20130091851 - Method and a device for producing a setpoint signal: A method and device producing a setpoint signal representing a flow rate of fuel that a metering unit having a slide valve is to supply to a fuel injection system of a combustion chamber in a turbine engine, the position of the valve depending on the setpoint signal. The method:... Agent: Snecma
20130091850 - Method and system for reducing hot soakback: A method for cooling a gas turbine engine includes supplying power to a motor to generate mechanical motion and translating the mechanical motion of the motor to a shaft of the gas turbine engine to rotate a compressor stage and a turbine stage after the engine has been shutdown to... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
20130091852 - Operating method for hydrogen/natural gas blends within a reheat gas turbine: A gas turbine is operated using a varying blend of a first fuel, preferably natural gas, and a second fuel that is hydrogen. The hydrogen concentration is varied depending on operating conditions in order to reduce emissions of CO and NOx, and/or to mitigate LBO. The fuel mixture is varied... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd
20130091854 - Stoichiometric combustion of enriched air with exhaust gas recirculation: Methods and systems for low emission power generation in hydrocarbon recovery processes are provided. One system includes a gas turbine system configured to stoichiometrically combust a compressed oxidant derived from enriched air and a fuel in the presence of a compressed recycle exhaust gas and expand the discharge in an... Agent:
20130091853 - Stoichiometric combustion with exhaust gas recirculation and direct contact cooler: Methods and systems for low emission power generation in hydrocarbon recovery processes are provided. One system includes a gas turbine system configured to stoichiometrically combust a compressed oxidant and a fuel in the presence of a compressed recycle exhaust gas and expand the discharge in an expander to generate a... Agent:
20130091856 - Control system and methods for controlling the operation of power generation systems: A control system is provided. The control system includes at least one sensor positioned within a turbine engine, wherein the sensor is configured to detect at least one first operating parameter within the turbine engine. A controller is coupled to the sensor and the controller is configured to receive at... Agent:
20130091855 - System for use in controlling the operation of power generation systems: A control system is provided. The control system includes at least one sensor that is positioned within a turbine engine and is configured to detect at least one first operating parameter therein. A controller is coupled to the sensor. The controller is configured to receive at least one second operating... Agent:
20130091857 - Fuel system: A fuel system comprises a fuel actuation arrangement 28 operable to split a metered flow of fuel into at least a first stream and a second stream, a control unit 25 controlling the operation of the fuel actuation arrangement 28, and wherein the control unit 25 controls the operation of... Agent: Rolls-royce Goodrich Engine Control Systems Ltd.
20130091858 - Effusion cooled nozzle and related method: A fuel nozzle for a turbine combustor includes a nozzle head configured to supply a fuel/air mixture to a burner tube attached to said nozzle head and extending downstream of the nozzle head. The burner tube is provided with plural holes for introducing a fluid into the burner tube to... Agent: General Electric Company
20130091859 - Auxiliary power unit fluid system fluid control: An auxiliary power unit includes a turbomachine coupled to a generator. A flow path is arranged through the generator and is configured to provide fluid to the generator. A deprime valve is arranged in the flow path and is configured to pulse fluid flow to the generator in response to... Agent:
20130091860 - Fluid separator: The invention relates to a fluid separator 40 having first and second inlets, a turbine and a separation chamber having a centrifugal separation member. The first inlet is in direct fluid communication with a turbine inlet, and in use delivers high pressure vent air flow from a first gas turbine... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC
20130091861 - Turbine: A turbine includes a rotor having at least two rotor members for rotating in a plane, the rotor members being substantially diametrically arranged and attached to an axis situated substantially transversely to the plane, and drive unit coupled to the axis, wherein the rotor members include a fluid contact member,... Agent: West 6 B.v.
20130091862 - Pressurized auxiliary power unit lubrication system: An exemplary lubrication system includes a flow path that carries fluid from a fluid supply through at least a portion of an auxiliary power unit to an outlet separate from the fluid supply. The fluid supply is pressurized to move the fluid along the flow path.... Agent:
20130091863 - Planet gear for air turbine starter system: A planet gear for use in an air turbine starter is formed of a first part having a set of gear teeth at a first axial location. A shaft extends axially away from the first set of gear teeth. A second part is interference fit on the first part, with... Agent:
20130091864 - Quick disengaging field joint for exhaust system components of gas turbine engines: A quick disengaging field joint connects a first component of an exhaust system of a gas turbine engine to a second component of the exhaust system. The field joint includes a pair of opposed stepped liners connected via exterior-facing connecting flanges. The field joints can be disassembled entirely from outside... Agent: General Electric Company
20130091865 - Exhaust gas diffuser: An exhaust gas diffuser is provided and includes a peripheral body, a center body, formed to define an interior and disposed within the peripheral body to define an annulus between the peripheral body and the center body through which a first fluid flows along a main flow direction, a plurality... Agent: General Electric CompanyPrevious industry: Chain, staple, and horseshoe making
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