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10/02/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140290209 - Gas turbine apparatus: A gas turbine apparatus may include one or more driving shafts; a compressor configured to receive power from the one or more driving shafts, suck air, and compress the sucked air at high pressure. The gas turbine may include a combustor configured to mix the compressed air with fuel, and... Agent: Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd.

20140290208 - Aircraft propulsion architecture integrating an energy recovery system: A drive system of at least one rotor of an aircraft via electrical energy in addition to or as a replacement of a mechanical system. The electrical energy is provided at least in part by at least one device for recovering thermal energy from hot gases of an internal combustion... Agent:

20140290207 - External combustion engine: External combustion engine which comprises a first cylinder and a second cylinder, in which a first piston and a second piston are able to slide respectively. The first and second cylinder are fluidically connected with respect to each other for the passage of a heat-carrying fluid suitable to determine the... Agent: Innovative Technological Systems S.r.l.

20140290210 - Hall effect thruster: A steerable-thrust Hall effect thruster in which a final stage of a magnetic circuit includes an inner pole and a facing outer pole, the inner pole being offset axially downstream relative to the outer pole, so that a magnetic field is inclined relative to a transverse plane of the thruster.... Agent: Snecma

20140290211 - Turbine engine including balanced low pressure stage count: A turbine engine includes at least a compressor section and a turbine section, each having at least a first and second portion. A ratio of turbine section second portion stages to compressor section second portion stages is less than or equal to 1.... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140290212 - Reactants sprayed into plasma flow for rocket propulsion: Specific impulse and rocket engine efficiency can be improved by injecting reactants, e.g., a propellant combination or a monopropellant and a catalyst, into a plasma flow of a rocket engine. In some aspects, a catalyst or a propellant is carried by plasma formed by passing a flow of a feed... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation

20140290213 - Duct blocker seal assembly for a gas turbine engine: A seal system for a gas turbine engine includes an annular seal carrier and an annular compliant seal mounted around the annular seal carrier, the compliant seal includes a multiple of legs in cross-section.... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140290218 - Apparatus and method for engine backpressure reduction: An improved catalytic substrate for use with a can in an automotive exhaust system, the substrate being of the type which is disposed in use in the can, the improvement comprising: an insulation material thermally separating the substrate into a central zone and a tubular outer zone surrounding the central... Agent:

20140290215 - Emissions control for engine system: A method for controlling emissions in an engine system including an internal combustion engine and a catalytic converter with oxygen storage capacity. The method includes determining a real time oxygen storage level of the three-way catalytic converter based on a real time exhaust gas flow rate and a real time... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140290214 - Fluid connectors for reductant systems: A reductant system for an aftertreatment system of an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The reductant system includes at least one reductant feed line and a reductant system component such as a dosing module. The feed line is connected to the dosing module with a fluid connector. The fluid connector... Agent: Cummins Emission Solutions, Inc.

20140290217 - Method and system pertaining to monitoring particle emissions in combustion engine exhausts: A method for determining particle emissions from a combustion engine: a post-treatment system including at least one particle filter post-treats an exhaust flow from combustion in the engine. A PM (particulate matter) sensor situated upstream of the particle filter determines, at a location upstream of the particle filter, a first... Agent: Scania Cv Ab

20140290216 - Vehicular control device and vehicular control method: In a vehicle including an engine, an electrically heatable catalyst device (EHC), and a first motor generator that generates electric power in accordance with the engine's motive power with the vehicle in a substantially stopped state with a vehicular speed lower than a threshold vehicular speed, an ECU determines, based... Agent:

20140290219 - Control device of internal combustion engine: A control device of an internal combustion engine according to the present invention has units configured to inject fuel at a first predetermined ratio from first and second fuel injection valves which are provided in each of cylinders to calculate a first value indicating a degree of variation in air-fuel... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140290220 - Engine unit: An engine unit includes an engine, an exhaust gas treatment device and a connecting pipe. The engine has an exhaust gas port. The exhaust gas treatment device is arranged above the engine. The connecting pipe connects the exhaust gas port and the exhaust gas treatment device. The connecting pipe has... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140290221 - Control unit for urea-water adding device: A heating-controller controls an electric power supply from a battery to a urea-water heater based on a voltage of the battery detected by a voltage detector and an engine-state of an internal combustion engine obtained by an engine-state detector. When a voltage of the battery is low or when the... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140290222 - Exhaust gas post-treatment unit and construction vehicle carrying same: An exhaust gas post-treatment unit includes a diesel particulate filtering device that treats engine exhaust gas, a selective catalyst reduction device that treats the engine exhaust gas, a connecting pipe, an injection device, a cooling water supply pipe and a cooling water return pipe. The connecting pipe connects the diesel... Agent:

20140290223 - Exhaust gas purification device of internal combustion engine: An exhaust gas purification device includes an exhaust gas after-treatment device provided in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine, and has an oxidation catalyst and a DPF or diesel particulate filter. The exhaust gas purification device also includes an exhaust pipe injector which feeds a fuel to the... Agent:

20140290224 - Wheel loader: A wheel loader includes an engine, a selective catalyst reduction device, and an injection device accommodated in an engine room defined by a vehicle body cover. The wheel loader further includes a partition plate, a reducing agent tank, a reducing agent pump, and a reducing agent pipe. The selective catalyst... Agent:

20140290225 - Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle: A control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle includes an engine, an exhaust gas purification catalyst, a first motor-generator, an output section, a differential mechanism, a second motor-generator, and a controller. The output section is configured to transfer torque to driving wheels of the hybrid vehicle. The differential mechanism is configured... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140290226 - Exhaust treatment apparatus for engine: An engine exhaust treatment apparatus, which suppresses thermal damage to an electrothermal ignition apparatus, includes: an exhaust passage; an oxidation catalyst disposed in the exhaust passage; a combustible gas generator; a combustible gas supplying passage; a heat dissipation port opened upstream in the exhaust passage from the oxidation catalyst and... Agent: Kubota Corporation

20140290228 - Holding sealing material for exhaust gas purifying apparatus, method for manufacturing holding sealing material, exhaust gas purifying apparatus, and method for manufacturing exhaust gas purifying apparatus: A holding sealing material for an exhaust gas purifying apparatus includes a mat and a heater. The mat includes inorganic fibers. The heater is disposed on either one of main surfaces of the mat. An exhaust gas purifying apparatus includes a casing, an exhaust gas treating body, and a holding... Agent: Ibiden Co., Ltd.

20140290227 - Holding sealing material, method for manufacturing holding sealing material, exhaust gas purifying apparatus, and method for manufacturing exhaust gas purifying apparatus: A holding sealing material includes a mat and at least one pair of electrodes. The mat contains inorganic fibers and has a rectangular shape in a plan view. The at least one pair of electrodes are arranged on a main surface of the mat. An exhaust gas purifying apparatus includes... Agent: Ibiden Co., Ltd.

20140290229 - Supporting pin for an electrically heatable honeycomb body: A supporting pin for supporting an electrically heatable honeycomb body on a first honeycomb body includes a first end region, a second end region, an intermediate region, a core made of electrically non-conductive ceramic material and a metalized surface on at least one end region. The intermediate region is electrically... Agent:

20140290230 - Cast iron alloy and exhaust component manufactured thereby: The invention relates to a cast-iron alloy comprising (in wt %) C: 3.0-3.5 Si: 4.1-4.8 Mn: ≦0.4 Mg: 0.02-0.08 Cr: 0.4-1.0 Cu: ≦0.15 Mo: 0.8-1.2 P: <0.05 S: <0.015 the remainder comprising Fe and any impurities. The invention relates also to an exhaust-conducting component for truck engines which comprises the... Agent: Scania Cv Ab

20140290231 - Exhaust device of multi-cylinder engine: An exhaust device for a multi-cylinder engine for connecting both exhaust passage members with a communicating hole formed in each one when the two exhaust passage members are to be spaced apart. A base plate has a through hole communicating with the communicating hole and a cover plate for covering... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140290232 - Exhaust pipe structure for internal combustion engine: A vehicle exhaust system structure capable of easily improving output performance in comparison with a two-cylinder internal combustion engine having the same displacement and outputting an appealing and excellent exhaust sound relating to the two-cylinder internal combustion engine, in a four-cylinder internal combustion engine or a three-cylinder internal combustion engine.... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140290233 - Watercraft and electricity generator system for harvesting electrical power from wave motion: This disclosure provides improved nautical craft that can travel and navigate on their own. A hybrid vessel is described that converts wave motion to locomotive thrust by mechanical means, and also converts wave motion to electrical power for storage in a battery. The electrical power can then be tapped to... Agent:

20140290234 - Wave power device: The invention relates to a wave power device 1 for the extraction of energy from waves in a liquid 3. The device 1 comprises a container 2 intended to at least partially be located in the liquid 3 from which the wave energy shall be extracted. The container 2 is... Agent:

20140290235 - Torque converter: A torque converter is provided that basically includes a front cover, an impeller, a turbine and a stator. The impeller core includes a plurality of impeller blades and an impeller core. The impeller core has a first protruded portion that protrudes axially from outlet-side end edges of the impeller blades.... Agent: Exedy Corporation

20140290236 - Working machine: There is provided a working machine which is capable of vehicle speed control through accelerator pedal operation even during execution of work under a condition where engine rotational speed is maintained constant. The working machine has the normal mode for exercising vehicle speed control by controlling engine rotational speed on... Agent: Kubota Corporation

20140290237 - Construction machine: A control pressure switching valve is disposed between a displacement regulator and a pressure control valve. The control pressure switching valve is switched between a control position (j), in which a load sensing control pressure (PLS) is permitted to be outputted from the pressure control valve to the displacement regulator,... Agent:

20140290238 - Thermal expansion drive devices and related methods: Thermal expansion drive devices and related methods are provided herein. A thermal expansion drive device can include a driven shaft that is configured to rotate and multiple dual heat exchanger units centered around the driven shaft. The multiple dual heat exchanger units are configured to drive rotation of the driven... Agent:

20140290240 - Actuating apparatus for a turbine of an exhaust gas turbocharger: In an actuating device for a turbine of an exhaust gas turbocharger, in particular for controlling the charging pressure of the exhaust gas turbocharger, wherein the exhaust gas turbocharger has an actuating shaft in the form of a first bolt element via which a valve element of the turbine is... Agent:

20140290239 - Exhaust gas recirculation apparatus for engine: An EGR apparatus includes an EGR passage to allow part of exhaust gas discharged from a combustion chamber to flow in an intake passage and recirculate back to the combustion chamber and an EGR valve to regulate EGR gas in the EGR passage. The EGR valve includes a valve seat,... Agent:

20140290241 - Blow-by gas recirculating system for internal combustion engine: A blow-by gas recirculating system for an internal combustion chamber, may include a cylinder including the combustion chamber, a ventilation passage that recirculates blow-by gas, which leaks from the combustion chamber, to the combustion chamber, a compressor that takes in and compresses outdoor air and supplies compressed air, and a... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140290242 - Turbocharger: The present invention provides a turbocharger that prevents a seizure of a shaft member, prevents a leakage of exhaust gas, suppresses deterioration of components, and reduces a number of components. The turbocharger includes a waste gate valve which is connected to the shaft member rotatably supported by penetrating a support... Agent: Otics Corporation

20140290243 - Waste-heat recovery system: In a waste-heat recovery system, a gear pump and an electric motor share a drive shaft. A pump interior portion and a motor interior portion are partitioned from each other by a shaft seal, and the pump interior portion defines a part of a circulation path of a Rankine cycle... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki

20140290248 - Solar heat receiver, method for assembling same, and solar heat power generation system with solar heat receiver: A solar heat receiver includes a heat receiver tube support member that holds, with regular distances, longitudinally intermediate potions of a plurality of heat receiver tubes arranged in parallel and in plane. The support member extends to cross a longitudinal direction of the heat receiver tubes, and thus does not... Agent: Mitshubhish Heavy Industries, Ltd

20140290244 - Binary power generation system: A binary power generation system includes: a first pressure reducing steam-liquid separator which reduces the pressure of geothermal heat source water to separate the geothermal heat source water into water steam and hot liquid water; a steam turbine which is driven by geothermal water steam; a medium turbine which is... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140290246 - Solar and steam hybrid power generation system: Solar and steam hybrid power generation system including a solar steam generator, an external steam regulator, a turboset, and a power generator. A steam outlet end of the solar steam generator is connected to a steam inlet of the turboset. A steam outlet end of the external steam regulator is... Agent:

20140290245 - Solar thermal energy generating plant and method for obtaining energy by means of a solar thermal energy generating plant: In the case of a solar thermal energy generating plant with a first solar array, using water as a heat transfer medium, a water separator, arranged downstream of the first solar array, and a high-pressure turbine, it is intended to achieve the effect of increasing the efficiency of the solar... Agent: Hitachi Power Europe Gmbh

20140290247 - Integrative system of concentrating solar power plant and desalineation plant: An integrative system of a concentrating solar power plant and desalination plant comprises a solar heat collector which generates superheated steam using solar heat, condensation type steam turbine power generation equipment which uses steam as a heat cycle medium, and multistage flash or multiple-effect desalination equipment. Superheated steam is generated... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140290249 - Steam turbine power plant: Disclosed is a steam turbine power plant adapted to start operating safely even if prediction accuracy of its startup constraints cannot be obtained. The system calculates predictive values and current values of startup constraints of a steam turbine from process variables of plant physical quantities, next calculates in parallel both... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140290250 - Steam turbine power plant: Disclosed is a steam turbine power plant adapted to start operating very efficiently by highly accurate look-ahead control of a plurality of its startup constraints. The power plant includes a fundamental startup constraint prediction device 32 that calculates from a control input variable of the controller 12, 14 a prediction... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140290251 - Drying conveyer, and thermal electric power generation system provided with same: [Solution] The present invention is characterized in that a gas get portion (29) is provided on a bottom part of a conveyance member (25), a wind box (35) is provided for supplying drying gas (49) from blow the conveyance member (25), an object to be conveyed (2) is inputted within... Agent: Babcock-hitachi Kabushiki Kaisha

20140290252 - Gas turbine engine provided with scroll: A gas turbine engine having high reliability is provided by suppressing occurrence of thermal stress between a scroll and a support member thereof. A gas turbine engine equipped with a combustor of a single-can type includes a scroll to guide a combustion gas fed from a combustor to a turbine... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140290253 - Intake air cooling system: An intake air cooling system 100 for a gas turbine 18 is provided with: an intake duct 12 for leading intake air from an intake-air inlet 22 to a compressor 14 of the gas turbine, the intake duct having a vertical duct 12c and a manifold part 12d disposed on... Agent: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

20140290254 - Cyclonic dirt separating turbine accelerator: A dirt separator assembly for a gas turbine engine comprises a cyclonic accelerator in flow communication with compressor discharge air, the accelerator having a plurality of passages, each passage having an inlet, an outlet and at least one vent located in the passage, a plurality of turning vanes disposed along... Agent:

20140290255 - Hollow curved plate, manufacturing method of the same and combustor of gas turbine: Hollow curved plates (20, 50, 70) include first plate members 241-243 having a first groove 22 and second plate members 341-343 having a second groove 32 of approximately the same width as the first groove 22, the second plate members 341-343 being bonded to the first plate members 241-243 by... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140290256 - Impingement cooling mechanism, turbine blade and combustor: The present invention relates to an impingement cooling mechanism that ejects a cooling gas toward a cooling target (2) from a plurality of impingement holes (3b) formed in a facing member (3) that is disposed facing the cooling target (2). Blocking members (5) that block a crossflow (CF), which is... Agent:

20140290257 - Impingement cooling mechanism, turbine blade and cumbustor: The present invention relates to an impingement cooling mechanism (1) that ejects a cooling gas (G) toward a cooling target (2) from a plurality of impingement holes (4) formed in an opposing member (3) that is arranged opposite the cooling target (2). Turbulent flow promoting portions (6) are provided in... Agent:

20140290258 - Method for the arrangement of impingement cooling holes and effusion holes in a combustion chamber wall of a gas turbine: A method for the arrangement of effusion holes and impingement cooling holes in a combustion chamber wall including: distribution of the effusion holes in the surface to be cooled in accordance with pattern, diameter and dimension selections made; distribution of the impingement cooling holes in accordance with pattern, diameter and... Agent: Rolls-royce Deutschaland Ltd. & Co Kg

20140290259 - Combustion systems and combustion system components for rotary ramjet engines: A combustion systems and components for rotary ramjet engines. An injection system, optionally stratified for ease of engine startup, provides an air and fuel mixture to a combustion chamber. An ignition system ignites the mixture. A flameholding system may be positioned for communication with the combustion chamber to force an... Agent: Socpra Sciences Et Genie, S.e.c.

20140290261 - Compensation for gas turbine engine fuel valve characteristics: A method for operating a gas turbine engine fuel system with a fuel control valve is disclosed. The method includes metering fuel through the fuel control valve with an effective flow area versus command data set. The method also includes detecting that a change in an effective flow area of... Agent: Solar Turbines Incorporated

20140290264 - Control of the gas composition in a gas turbine power plant with flue gas recirculation: The invention relates to a method for operating a gas turbine power plant with exhaust gas recirculation. In the method a setpoint concentration of one component of the inlet gas and/or of the hot working gas and/or of the exhaust gas of the gas turbine is determined in a first... Agent:

20140290262 - Low flow correction for gas turbine engine fuel valve characteristics: A method for controlling a gas turbine engine fuel control valve during low flow conditions includes positioning the fuel control valve in an operating position. The method also includes determining a fuel control valve flow sensor flow rate while in the operating position and determining a corrected effective flow area... Agent: Solar Turbines Incorporated

20140290263 - Partial oxidation reaction with closed cycle quench: The present disclosure relates to a power production system that is adapted to achieve high efficiency power production with complete carbon capture when using a solid or liquid hydrocarbon or carbonaceous fuel. More particularly, the solid or liquid fuel first is partially oxidized in a partial oxidation reactor. The resulting... Agent:

20140290260 - System and method for generating nitrogen from a gas turbine: A system includes a gas turbine. The gas turbine includes a first compressor configured to provide a first portion of a discharge air to a combustor. The gas turbine also includes the combustor configured to combust a mixture of the first portion of the discharge air and fuel to generate... Agent: General Electric Company

20140290265 - Gas turbine engine with transmission: A multi spool gas turbine engine with a differential having a selectively rotatable member which rotational speed determines a variable ratio between rotational speeds of driven and driving members of the differential. The driven member is engaged to the first spool and a rotatable shaft independent of the other spools... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140290266 - Fuel and actuation system for gas turbine engine: A fuel system for an aircraft comprises a boost pump, a main fuel pump and a motive pump. The boost pump receives fuel from a storage unit. The main fuel pump receives fuel from the boost pump and delivers fuel to a distribution system. The motive fuel pump receives fuel... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

20140290267 - Power plant and method for generating electrical power: The present invention relates to a power plant to generate electrical power, having a reformer unit, in which an energy carrier can be converted, with the supply of heat, into combustion fluid, wherein the reformer unit has a reformer burning device to provide a heat supply, with which reformer burning... Agent: Lumenion Ag

20140290268 - Gas turbine engine geared architecture axial retention arrangement: A gas turbine engine includes a fan, an engine static structure, a geared architecture to drive the fan and supported relative to the static structure, a fan drive turbine to drive the geared architecture, a first member secured to the geared architecture, and a second member secured to the engine... Agent:

20140290270 - Attachment pylon for a turbine engine: A pylon for attaching a turbine engine, the pylon configured to connect the engine to a structural element of an aircraft. The pylon includes a streamlined profile defined by two opposite lateral faces and defined longitudinally between a leading edge and a trailing edge. On each of its lateral faces... Agent: Snecma

20140290269 - Duct blocker seal assembly for a gas turbine engine: A seal system for a gas turbine engine includes a cover plate with a radial flange; a seal carrier adjacent the cover plate; an outer compliant seal supported by the seal carrier; an inner compliant seal supported by the seal carrier, the inner compliant seal engaged with the radial flange;... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140290271 - Mounting arrangement: A rigid electrical raft is provided to a gas turbine engine via a fusible mount arrangement. The rigid electrical raft may be a part of an electrical system of the gas turbine engine, for example a part of the electrical harness. The fusible mount is arranged to break when a... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC

20140290272 - Gas turbine engine cooling arrangement: A gas turbine engine comprises a compressor, a combustion chamber, an outer casing, an inner casing and a cooling arrangement. The outer casing surrounds the compressor and the combustion chamber and the combustion chamber has turbine nozzle guide vanes. The compressor has load carrying outlet guide vanes connected to the... Agent:

  
09/25/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140283498 - Gas turbine system: The gas turbine system (GT) includes a combustor (2) having a fuel injection nozzle assembly (4) for jetting hydrogen gas (H) and pure water (W), a reservoir (12) for pooling the pure water (W) to be supplied to the combustor (2), a gas compressing device (10) for boosting the hydrogen... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140283499 - Device and a method for feeding a rocket engine propulsion chamber: The invention relates to a device and a method for feeding a propulsion chamber 5 of a rocket engine 1 with at least with a first propellant. The device comprises at least a first tank 2 for containing said first propellant, a first feed circuit 4 connected to the first... Agent:

20140283501 - Elongated geared turbofan with high bypass ratio: A propulsion system includes a fan, a gear, a turbine configured to drive the gear to, in turn, drive the fan. The turbine has an exit point, and a diameter (Dt) is defined at the exit point. A nacelle surrounds a core engine housing. The fan is configured to deliver... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140283500 - Thrust efficient turbofan engine: A turbofan engine includes a gas generator section for generating a gas stream flow with higher energy per unit mass flow than that contained in the ambient air and a power turbine that converts the gas stream flow into shaft power. The turbofan engine further includes a propulsor section including... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140283503 - Method for condition determination of an exhaust-gas purification system: The present invention relates to a process for determining the state of an exhaust-gas purification device. The exhaust-gas purification device is one which can store gas and/or particles. By means of the proposed process, it is for example possible for the loading state of the exhaust-gas aftertreatment system, for example... Agent: Umicore Ag & Co. Kg

20140283502 - Method of controlling an exhaust gas temperature of an internal combustion engine: A method of controlling an exhaust gas temperature at a particulate filter inlet is disclosed. The particulate filter is located in an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine. The method of controlling exhaust gas temperature at the particulate filter inlet includes a late injection, whose quantity is estimated as... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140283504 - Air-fuel ratio control device for internal combustion engine: An air-fuel ratio control apparatus for an internal combustion engine according to an embodiment of the invention (the present control apparatus) sets a target air-fuel ratio to a target rich air-fuel ratio when it is determined on the basis of the output value Voxs of a downstream air-fuel ratio sensor... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140283505 - Injection device for metering a liquid additive, method for freezing an injection device, method for producing an injection device and motor vehicle: An injection device for the metering or addition of a liquid additive into an exhaust gas treatment device, includes an outlet region to be brought into contact with the exhaust gas treatment device, a connector region spaced apart from the outlet region and having a fluid-line connector, and a duct... Agent:

20140283506 - Heat pipe, composite material and heat exchanger: A heat pipe includes a metal cylindrical body including a sealed storage space for storing water, a heat absorbing portion at one end portion of the cylindrical body to absorb heat by means of evaporation of the water, and a heat radiating portion at another end portion of the cylindrical... Agent: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

20140283507 - Method for the speed synchronization of a crane drive and crane drive: A method is used for synchronizing the speed of a hydraulic crane drive having at least one hydraulic consumer, which is fed with a variable volumetric rate of flow by way of at least one hydraulic variable displacement pump. The at least one hydraulic variable displacement pump is driven by... Agent: Liebherr-werk Ehingen Gmbh

20140283508 - Drive system for hydraulic closed circuit: A drive system suppresses cylinder speed fluctuation at times of load inversion in a hydraulic closed circuit system in which a single rod cylinder is driven by a hydraulic pump. The drive system has a control device including: pressure detection means which detect pressure in a rod-side hydraulic chamber of... Agent:

20140283509 - Power regeneration device for working machine and working machine: In a lowering operation of a boom, the amount of operation of a control lever is detected by a pressure sensor and input to a controller. Based on the input operation amount, the controller obtains a target flow rate Q0 of return oil discharged from a boom cylinder, calculates a... Agent:

20140283510 - Hydraulic drive system: A shuttle valve connects a second flowpath and a drain flowpath when the hydraulic pressure in a first flowpath is greater than the hydraulic pressure in the second flowpath. The shuttle valve connects the first flowpath and the drain flowpath when the hydraulic pressure in a second flowpath is greater... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140283511 - System and method for electrically-coupled thermal cycle: In one embodiment according to the invention, there is provided a method for generating electrical energy using a thermal cycle of a working gas. The method comprises using the motion of a piston in a cylinder, containing the working gas performing the thermal cycle, to electromagnetically induce current in an... Agent: Altor Limited Lc

20140283512 - Hydraulic system: A hydraulic system (1) is provided comprising a pressure source (2), an output (3), and a pressure booster (6) arranged between the pressure source (2) and the output (3). The operational possibilities of such a system should be extended. To this end inactivating means are provided inactivating or activating said... Agent:

20140283513 - Brake control apparatus: A brake control apparatus includes a master cylinder configured to generate a brake pressure according to a depressing force of a brake pedal; an electric motor configured to operate the master cylinder; a control board configured to control the electric motor; and a board receiving portion arranged along an outer... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140283514 - Control device for turbocharged diesel engine: An object of the invention is to satisfy various constraints associated with supercharging pressure control even during transitional operation in a turbocharged diesel engine of which a supercharging pressure is actively controllable through operation of an actuator. The control device calculates a steady target value that is a target value... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140283516 - Apparatus and method for producing electricity and treated water: The present invention provides an integrated system for the combined purpose of electricity generation and water treatment and biofuel production. The configuration combines complementary sub-systems whereby outputs from one system are used as inputs to another creating a positive feedback mechanism that significantly increases system efficiency and output. Compensatory mechanisms... Agent:

20140283515 - Solar turbine power generator system: A solar powered electrical generation system can produce electrical power by utilizing energy from the sun to vaporize liquids, such as bromine. The system of the present invention allows liquid to be vaporized by a heating unit powered by the sun. The vapor can travel to a condenser that is... Agent:

20140283517 - Systems and methods for water reclamation and ethanol distillation: A system reclaiming contaminated water includes a heat exchanger that receives the contaminated water and converts at least a portion of the contaminated water into steam and collects at least a portion of the contaminants within the heat exchanger. A thermal transfer fluid is heated by a heat exchanger is... Agent: Morningside Venture Investments Limited

20140283518 - Turbine system: Provided is a steam turbine system including: at least one high pressure turbine, and/or at least one intermediate pressure turbine, and at least one first low pressure turbine, mounted on a first rotary shaft that is coupled to drive at least one first electrical generator; and at least one further... Agent: Doosan Babcock Limited

20140283519 - Rotary wing aircraft with a hybrid power plant: An aircraft (1) having at least one rotor (2) driven by a main gearbox (3), at least one fuel-burning engine (4), an on-board electricity network (7), and at least one electrical machine (10) corresponding to the engine (4) and capable of operating both in electric motor mode and also in... Agent: Airbus Helicopters

20140283520 - Transition duct with improved cooling in turbomachine: Turbine systems are provided. In one embodiment, a turbine system includes a transition duct comprising an inlet, an outlet, and a duct 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 duct is offset... Agent: General Electric Company

20140283521 - Inner housing assembly including retention slots: A ram air fan assembly includes a motor/bearing housing that extends along a horizontal length of the ram air fan assembly. An inner housing assembly is in fluid communication with the motor/bearing housing to define a joint. The inner housing assembly includes first and second ellipse-shaped slots. The first slot... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

20140283522 - Multi-injector micromixing system: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a system having components for premixing fuel and air prior to combustion within a combustion chamber. The system includes a plurality of mixing tubes configured to receive and to mix fuel and air. Each mixing tube is paired with a fuel injector,... Agent: General Electric Company

20140283523 - System and method for controlled fuel blending in gas turbines: A system includes a gas turbine engine having a combustor, and a fuel blending system. The fuel blending system further includes a first fuel supply configured to supply a first fuel, a second fuel supply configured to supply a second fuel, a first fuel circuit, a second fuel circuit, and... Agent: General Electric Company

20140283524 - Nozzle system and method for starting and operating gas turbines on lowbtu fuels: A fuel nozzle system for enabling a gas turbine to start and operate on low-Btu fuel includes a primary tip having primary fuel orifices and a primary fuel passage in fluid communication with the primary fuel orifices, and a fuel circuit capable of controlling flow rates of a first and... Agent: General Electric Company

20140283525 - Two-branch mixing passage and method to control combustor pulsations: A gas turbine engine combustion system including a mixing duct that separates into at least two branch passages for the delivery of a fuel and working fluid to distinct locations within a combustion chamber. The residence time for the fuel and working fluid within each of the two branch passages... Agent: Rolls-royce Canada, Ltd.

20140283526 - Generating power from natural gas with carbon dioxide capture: In some implementations, one or more methods can include producing a hydrogen rich fuel gas for a gas turbine ballasted with nitrogen and steam and superheated to a temperature above its dew point. The fuel gas may have a minimal or reduced content of CO2 or fuel components CO and... Agent:

20140283527 - Multi-engine performance margin synchronization adaptive control system and method: A system and method of adaptively synchronizing the performance margin of a multi-engine system includes continuously, and in real-time, determining the performance margin of a first engine and the performance margin of the second engine. A difference between the performance margins of the first and second engines is calculated, and... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140283528 - Aftertreatment module and method of assembly: To assemble an aftertreatment module for use in the treatment of exhaust gasses and the like, an aftertreatment brick is inserted into a sleeve opening in a sleeve and advanced toward an opposite end of the sleeve. To retain the aftertreatment brick in the sleeve, the end of the sleeve... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140283529 - Supporting device for gas turbine and gas turbine with the same: A supporting device for a gas turbine includes a base frame; a fixing member installed on the base frame so as to support one end of a gas turbine; and an absorbing member installed on the base frame so as to support the other end of the gas turbine. The... Agent: Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd.

  
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20140260176 - Lube tube expansion and torque retaining device: A bearing lubrication tube for an APU is mounted on a bearing to permit expansion and contraction of the tube along its length while preventing rotational movement of the tube. The bearing lubrication tube is held by a bracket attached to a flange outside the engine. The bracket includes a... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140260177 - Gas turbine load enhancement: An automated industrial system is provided that includes a sensor system configured to monitor multiple parameters. The automated industrial system also includes a controller. The controller is configured to determine if any of the multiple parameters has surpassed a respective constraint threshold of multiple constraint thresholds. If any of the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260178 - Aerodynamically active stiffening feature for gas turbine recuperator: A recuperator disposed in the exhaust duct of a gas turbine engine includes a plurality of recuperator plates arranged in a spaced-apart relationship to define therebetween a plurality of interstices and fluid channels, the plurality of interstices adapted to direct therethrough at least one first stream received at a leading... Agent:

20140260179 - System, method and apparatus for lean combustion with plasma from an electrical arc: The present invention provides a plasma arc torch that can be used for lean combustion. The plasma arc torch includes a cylindrical vessel, an electrode housing connected to the first end of the cylindrical vessel such that a first electrode is (a) aligned with a longitudinal axis of the cylindrical... Agent: Foret Plasma Labs, LLC

20140260180 - Gas turbine engine with stream diverter: In accordance with one aspect of the disclosure, a stream diverter for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The stream diverter may include a first air duct, a second air duct, a third air duct, and a door operatively associated with the second and third air ducts of the gas... Agent:

20140260181 - Jet propulsion device and fuel supply method: A reaction propulsion device in which a first feed circuit for feeding a main thruster with a first propellant includes a branch connection downstream from a pump of a first turbopump, which branch connection passes through a first regenerative heat exchanger and a turbine of a first turbopump, and in... Agent: Snecma

20140260182 - Free stream intake for reverse core engine: A gas turbine engine has a fairing and an air intake that includes an air inlet embedded within the fairing for supplying free stream atmospheric air to a gas generator.... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140260183 - Variable cycle intake for reverse core engine: A gas generator for a reverse core engine propulsion system has a variable cycle intake for the gas generator, which variable cycle intake includes a duct system. The duct system is configured for being selectively disposed in a first position and a second position, wherein free stream air is fed... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140260184 - Precursor formulations for a liner, a rocket motor including the liner, and related methods: A precursor formulation of a liner comprising a polymer and at least two curatives. One of the at least two curatives comprises a more reactive curative and the other of the at least two curatives comprises a less reactive curative. The more reactive curative is formulated to crosslink the polymer.... Agent: Alliant Techsystems Inc.

20140260185 - Precursor formulations for an energetic composition including high surface area amorphous carbon black: A precursor formulation of an energetic composition with improved electrostatic charge dissipation, including an amorphous carbon black having a specific surface area of at least about 1,200 m2/g, in an amount from about 0.05% by weight to about 0.25% by weight. Also disclosed is a precursor formulation of a propellant... Agent: Alliant Techsystems Inc.

20140260186 - Rocket engine systems with an independently regulated cooling system: An improved rocket engine system including a rocket engine, a coolant source, and a propellant source. Each of coolant source and propellant source is in operative communication with rocket engine whereby there is independent regulation or control of coolant source flow relative to propellant source flow. The improved rocket engine... Agent:

20140260187 - Aircraft supplemental thrust device and method of operating the same: A supplemental thrust system for an airplane comprising a submerged inlet duct, a diffuser section in communication with the inlet duct, and a duct outlet in communication with the diffuser section, an outlet nozzle in communication with the duct outlet, a turbocharger unit comprising one or more turbocharges in communication... Agent:

20140260188 - Combined multi-purpose pollution-free car and snowplow: Provided is a combined multi-purpose pollution-free vehicle and snowplow which comprises a hot water utilization and circulation pipe OSWL branching and circulating coolant heated by a vehicle engine from an induction connecting apparatus; a heater HTR secondarily heating air primarily heated by the hot water utilization and circulation pipe OSWL;... Agent:

20140260189 - Forced induction system with regenerative charge air control: An internal combustion engine forced induction system and a method for operating the same. The turbocharged engine has an electronic control module and operating instructions in memory. The system includes a modified forced induction system that captures and stores air from the induction system via a system of valves and... Agent: Desen Corporation

20140260196 - Air dithering for internal combustion engine system: Described herein is an air dithering system for an internal combustion engine generating exhaust gas that includes an exhaust line in exhaust gas receiving communication with the internal combustion engine. The system also includes an exhaust aftertreatment component positioned within the exhaust line in exhaust gas receiving communication with exhaust... Agent:

20140260200 - Catalytic reduction of nox: A system for NOx reduction in combustion gases, especially from diesel engines, incorporates an oxidation catalyst to convert at least a portion of NO to NO2, particulate filter, a source of reductant such as NH3 and an SCR catalyst. Considerable improvements in NOx conversion are observed.... Agent:

20140260195 - Engine exhaust manifold endothermic reactor and associated systems and methods: Engine exhaust manifold endothermic reactors, and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. A system in accordance with a particular embodiment of the technology includes an engine having a combustion region and an exhaust passage coupled to the engine to receive exhaust products from the combustion region. The exhaust passage... Agent:

20140260193 - Engine system for increasing available turbocharger energy: An engine system for a machine is disclosed. The engine system may have an intake manifold configured to direct air into a donor cylinder and a non-donor cylinder of an engine. The engine system may also have a first exhaust manifold configured to direct exhaust from the non-donor cylinder to... Agent: Electro-motive Diesel, Inc.

20140260190 - Exhaust aftertreatment control system and method for maximizing fuel efficiency while reducing emissions: An engine exhaust treatment and fuel efficiency improvement system includes a NOx module that determines a quantity of NOx emitted from an engine. A selective catalytic reduction (SCR) efficiency module determines a SCR efficiency to reduce the determined NOx quantity below a predetermined threshold. A reagent dosing module determines a... Agent: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.

20140260198 - Exhaust aftertreatment system: An exhaust aftertreatment module is provided. The exhaust aftertreatment module includes a housing having a first end and a second end. The at least one inlet is disposed between the first end and the second end and is configured to introduce an exhaust into the housing. A mixing tube is... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140260204 - Exhaust gas purification apparatus and method for increasing corrosion resistance of exhaust gas purification apparatus: An exhaust gas purification apparatus includes a SCR converter selectively reducing and purifying NOx in exhaust gas upon being supplied with ammonia generated from urea aqueous solution and an injection nozzle injection-supplying the urea aqueous solution on exhaust gas upstream side of the SCR converter. At least a part of... Agent: Ud Trucks Corporation

20140260192 - Exhaust system for dual fuel engines: Exhaust system for a dual-fuel engine that is provided with a first fuel and a second fuel. The exhaust system includes an exhaust passageway, with an exhaust treatment component provided in the exhaust passageway. A thermal enhancement device communicates with the exhaust passageway and is located upstream from the exhaust... Agent:

20140260191 - Exhaust treatment system with urea temperature rationality diagnostic: A method for monitoring an exhaust after-treatment system that doses an exhaust treatment fluid held from a tank into an exhaust stream. The method includes determining a first temperature of the exhaust treatment fluid in the tank using a temperature sensor. If the first temperature of the exhaust treatment fluid... Agent: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.

20140260203 - Gaseous fuel spark-ignited internal combustion engine system: A system and method for reforming a portion of an exhaust gas stream in an internal combustion engine system. An exhaust gas recirculation assembly divides the exhaust gas stream into a recycle stream and a vent stream. A mixer in fluid receiving communication with the recycle stream forms a combination... Agent: Cummins Ip, Inc.

20140260201 - Method, system, and apparatus for diagnosing an exhaust aftertreatment component: An apparatus includes an engine output module that determines an engine output power parameter for an engine. The apparatus includes an output power threshold module that determines if the engine output power parameter is below an output power threshold. The apparatus includes a NOx module that determines a nitrogen oxide... Agent:

20140260202 - Reductant material deposit reduction in exhaust aftertreatment systems: In one non-limiting embodiment, an apparatus for treating exhaust includes a reductant injector, an aftertreatment component including a NOx reduction catalyst, and a pathway for directing exhaust to the aftertreatment component. The pathway includes a constriction zone within which is positioned a mixing member. The constriction zone begins downstream of... Agent: Cummins Inc.

20140260199 - System and method for post-shutdown temperature management and purge: A machine includes an engine having a coolant system, an electrical system, and an exhaust system. A diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) injector provides DEF into the exhaust system. The DEF injector includes a housing that forms a coolant passage therethrough. The coolant passage is adapted to accommodate a flow of... Agent:

20140260194 - Systems and methods for controlling a combustion engine: Some implementations of a system for controlling an internal combustion engine (e.g., a natural gas fired internal combustion engine or another type of engine) can include an air-fuel ratio controller that is configured to monitor sensor feedback from an exhaust path and to thereafter automatically adjust the air-fuel mixture. The... Agent:

20140260197 - Systems and methods for determining the quantity of a combustion product in a vehicle exhaust: Exhaust after treatment systems for internal combustion engine powered vehicles are provided. One system includes logic in the form of one or more routines implemented by one or more of the system's components for determining the quantity of NO2 present in the exhaust that exits an oxidation catalyst, such as... Agent: Paccar Inc

20140260205 - Modular exhaust treatment system: A modular exhaust after-treatment system including a plurality of exhaust after-treatment modules. Each module includes a housing defining a non-linear flow path arranged between an inlet passage and an outlet passage. The non-linear flow path includes a first portion adjacent the inlet passage that includes a first exhaust treatment component,... Agent: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.

20140260206 - Apparatus, method, and system for reductant filtration: An exhaust gas treatment system for an internal combustion engine may have a reductant delivery system with a reductant tank. A filter module positioned in the reductant tank filters reductant before it is conveyed to the reductant pump to remove impurities. In order to reduce gas flow to the pump,... Agent: Cummins Ip, Inc.

20140260208 - Exhaust gas purifier: A first selective reduction catalyst including a silver-based catalyst is provided in an exhaust pipe of an engine. An ozone generation device generates ozone by using oxygen in the atmosphere, and a hydrocarbon-based liquid supply device supplies a hydrocarbon-based liquid. A part of NO in the exhaust gas flowing through... Agent: Hino Motors, Ltd.

20140260207 - Multi-layer liquid-cooled mount: An exhaust after-treatment system for treating an exhaust produced by an engine. The exhaust after-treatment system may include an exhaust passageway in communication with the engine, and an exhaust treatment component provided in the exhaust passageway. A dosing module for dispensing an exhaust treatment fluid into the exhaust passageway can... Agent: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.

20140260210 - Ammonia canister connection device: An ammonia canister connector is disclosed having a male component and a female component which reversibly couple to one another to form a secure connection. The male component has a base with an internal threaded portion for detachable connection to an ammonia canister tap, a fluid filter within the base,... Agent:

20140260209 - Decomposition chamber: According to one embodiment, described herein is an apparatus for decomposing diesel exhaust fluid into ammonia for an internal combustion engine (ICE) system having a selective catalytic reduction system. The apparatus includes an outlet cover, an inlet cover coupled to the outlet cover, and a support plate disposed between the... Agent: Cummins Intellectual Property, Inc.

20140260211 - Cyclone particulate filtration for lean burn engines: Provided is a particulate filtration apparatus for removing combustible and noncombustible particulate matter from a lean burn engine exhaust gas stream containing particulate matter. The apparatus comprises a cyclone body with a roughened surface on the inner walls designed to trap and agglomerate the combustible particulate matter. A catalyst, selected... Agent: Basf Corporation

20140260212 - Device for providing reducing agent and motor vehicle having the device: A device for providing reducing agent includes a tank, a delivery unit disposed at least partially in the tank and having a suction point through which the delivery unit can draw reducing agent out of the tank, and a filter covering the suction point. An intermediate space or chamber is... Agent: Emitec Gesellschaft Fuer Emissionstechnologie Mbh

20140260213 - Aftertreatment system for simultaneous emissions control in stationary rich burn engines: A catalyst system may include a three-way catalyst that may receive exhaust gases from an engine and convert the exhaust gases to first converted exhaust gases. An ammonia slip catalyst may receive the first converted exhaust gases and convert the first converted exhaust gases to second converted exhaust gases. A... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260215 - Efficiency and emissions improvements for natural gas conversions of emd 2-cycle medium speed engines: A single substrate oxidation catalyst system including: a turbocharger adapter exhaust collector segment having a first end and a second end; a debris screen housing in fluid communication with the second end of the turbocharger adapter exhaust collector segment; and an oxidation catalyst substrate located in the in the second... Agent:

20140260214 - Nox storage catalyst with lmproved hydrothermal stability and nox conversion: A lean NOx trap for the treatment of exhaust gas emissions, such as the oxidation of unburned hydrocarbons (HC), and carbon monoxide (CO), and the trapping and reduction of nitrogen oxides (NOx) is disclosed. Nitrogen oxide storage catalysts can comprise a layer on a substrate including ceria-alumina particles having a... Agent: Basf Corporation

20140260216 - Apparatus, method, and system for diagnosing reductant delivery performance: An exhaust gas treatment system for an internal combustion engine may have a reductant delivery system with a controller that performs period diagnostics to determine whether there is a blockage in the reductant delivery system. The diagnostic procedure may include sampling first and second pressures at first and second operating... Agent: Cummins Ip, Inc.

20140260217 - Locomotive and transit system efficiency and emissions improvements: A system including: a HEP generator creating HEP generator exhaust; a prime engine creating prime engine exhaust; a SCR system through which the prime engine exhaust and the HEP generator exhaust run; an HEP generator exhaust pipe running from the HEP generator to an exhaust mixing duct where the HEP... Agent:

20140260218 - Combined heat and power (chp) system: Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system, comprising an engine or turbine, a generator and a heat exchanger, wherein the heat exchanger has at least one flue duct in fluid communication with an exhaust of the engine or turbine and at least one fluid duct, the heat exchanger arranged for exchange... Agent: Dejatech Ges B.v.

20140260220 - Exhaust purification device: The invention relates to an exhaust-gas treatment device (10), comprising a) an outer tube (14) through which an exhaust-gas stream (12) can flow, b) an inner tube (20) that is arranged in a first section (16) of the outer tube (14) and that divides the interior of the first section... Agent:

20140260219 - Process for producing a diffusion barrier layer, process for producing an exhaust gas treatment unit, exhaust gas treatment unit and motor vehicle: A process for producing a diffusion barrier or blocking layer includes providing aluminum oxide on a metal sheet formed of a base material including at least iron, chromium and aluminum. A process for producing an exhaust gas treatment unit includes providing a honeycomb body and a housing in which at... Agent: Emitec Gesellschaft Fuer Emissionstechnologie Mbh

20140260227 - Adaptive, low-impact vehicle energy harvester: An adaptive, low-impact vehicle energy harvester system, and a method of harvesting vehicle energy, is provided. The system includes a plurality of channels disposed longitudinally in a trafficway, wherein each of the plurality of channels includes one or more compressible, elongated hollow bodies such that a movement of a vehicle... Agent:

20140260224 - Control system for variable displacement hydraulic motor: A control system for a variable displacement hydraulic motor. A movable element is movable to adjust the operating displacement of hydraulic fluid through the motor. A positioning actuator moves the movable element between first and second positions to cause maximum and minimum operating displacement of the motor. A range limiting... Agent: Clark Equipment Company

20140260230 - Horizontal actuation compressed air energy storage system: A modular compressed air energy storage system includes modular low pressure and high pressure subsystems coupled together with interstage pipes. Each of the subsystems includes a hydraulic vessel adapted to contain a heat transfer liquid and having a piston disposed therein for horizontal reciprocating movement. First and second pressure vessels... Agent:

20140260222 - Hydraulic regeneration system and method for a material handling vehicle: A hydraulic system has a cylinder and ram assembly that raises and lowers a load carrying carriage on a material handling vehicle. The fluid exhausting from the cylinder, while the carriage is lowering, is controlled to recover energy from that fluid. A first path routes the exhausting fluid to drive... Agent: The Raymond Corporation

20140260221 - Hydrostatic drive system: A hydrostatic drive system for a machine is disclosed. The hydrostatic drive system includes a pump, a hydraulic motor configured to receive a pressurized fluid from the pump and a controller operably connected to the pump and the hydraulic motor. The controller is configured to receive an input signal indicative... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140260226 - Servo actuator load vector generating system: A servo actuator system and method of operating the same includes a dual acting actuator comprising an actuator body and a movable member movable in the actuator body to define a first and second chamber on each side of the movable member. A first port is fluidly coupled to the... Agent: Mts Systems Corporation

20140260228 - System and method for adaptive control of a hydraulic control system of a transmission: The present disclosure provides a hydraulic system of a transmission having a controller and a variable displacement pump. The pump includes an inlet and outlet and is adapted to be driven by a torque-generating mechanism. The system also includes a lube circuit fluidly coupled to the pump. A lube regulator... Agent:

20140260223 - System and method for controlling pump performance in a transmission: The present disclosure provides a hydraulic system of a transmission having a controller and a variable displacement pump. The pump includes an inlet and outlet and is adapted to be driven by a torque-generating mechanism. The system also includes a lube circuit fluidly coupled to the pump. A lube regulator... Agent:

20140260229 - System and method for feed forward control of a hydraulic control system of a transmission: The present disclosure provides a hydraulic system of a transmission having a controller and a variable displacement pump. The pump includes an inlet and outlet and is adapted to be driven by a torque-generating mechanism. The system also includes a lube circuit fluidly coupled to the pump. A lube regulator... Agent:

20140260225 - Variable control for a hydraulic circuit: A system is provided in which a control module may include a user interface configurable to receive input and display hydraulic control settings, wherein the hydraulic control settings include at least a hydraulic pressure setting and a hydraulic flow setting. The control module may also include a processor executable to... Agent: Barko Hydraulics, LLC

20140260231 - \"substance dispensing system\": A substance dispensing system that includes a hydraulic drive system is disclosed. The hydraulic drive system includes a hydraulic valve having a variable pressure setting, the hydraulic valve operable between a closed position in which a hydraulic pump moves hydraulic fluid to a hydraulic cylinder and an open position in... Agent: Rooftop Research, LLC.

20140260232 - Methods and systems for flow sharing in a hydraulic transformer system with multiple pumps: To achieve flow demands for high flow services, a hydraulic system shares a flow between a hydraulic transformer and one or more hydraulic pumps. The hydraulic transformer is in selective fluid communication with the pumps and actuates a first load. A second load is driven by an actuator in selective... Agent: Eaton Center

20140260233 - Hydraulic actuator with on-demand energy flow: Various embodiments related to hydraulic actuators and active suspension systems as well as their methods of use are described.... Agent: Levant Power Corporation

20140260234 - Hydraulic unit: An oil-hydraulic unit includes a power module generating heat when energized. The power module is provided on the bottom surface of a recess facing hydraulic oil in a tank. Thus, the power module is cooled by the hydraulic oil in the tank. This reduces the difference in temperature between the... Agent: Daikin Industries, Ltd.

20140260235 - Emergency cylinder lowering circuit with regenerative hydraulics and burst protection: A safety system for bypassing counter balance valves of a catwalk hydraulic cylinder from a remote location in a safe and controlled manner. Oil from a base end of the hydraulic cylinder is routed around the counter balance valves and flows through a velocity fuse to a needle valve, a... Agent: Forum Us, Inc.

20140260236 - Wave energy concentration using water wave band gap structure with defect cavities: According to embodiment of the disclosure, a wave energy harvesting system comprises a water wave band gap structure (WWBGS) and one or more energy conversion devices. The water wave band gap structure (WWBGS) comprises an array of posts with one or more missing posts that define a defect cavity. The... Agent: Raytheon Company

20140260238 - Bidirectional shape memory device: A resistively heated shape memory polymer device is operated using resistive heating to heat the shape memory polymer device. The resistively heated shape memory polymer device is made by providing a wire that includes a resistive medium. The wire is coated with a first shape memory polymer. The wire is... Agent:

20140260237 - Resistively heated shape memory polymer device: A resistively heated shape memory polymer device is made by providing a rod, sheet or substrate that includes a resistive medium. The rod, sheet or substrate is coated with a first shape memory polymer providing a coated intermediate unit. The coated intermediate unit is in turn coated with a conductive... Agent:

20140260239 - Multi-stage turbocharger system with intercooling and aftercooling: A turbocharged internal combustion engine system includes at least one high pressure turbocharger system and at least one low pressure turbocharger system. An air-to-air intercooler is connected between the low pressure compressor of the low pressure turbocharger system and the high pressure compressor of the high pressure turbocharger system. An... Agent: Cummins Inc.

20140260240 - Stratified charge engine with turbocharger: In an embodiment, a method for turbocharging a stratified charge engine includes flowing, in a turbocharged mode, exhaust gas from the engine into a turbocharger based on the engine having a load greater than a threshold load and the engine operating in a first range of engine speeds, the threshold... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140260241 - Methods and systems for boost control: Methods and systems are provided for improving boost response. A continuously variable compressor recirculation valve and a wastegate are adjusted in complementary frequency bands to move compressor operation away from a surge limit and reduce boost delivery errors. An intake throttle is also concurrently adjusted to offset manifold air-flow rate... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140260242 - Dual path (low pressure loop and high pressure loop) egr for improved air boosting efficiency: A method of providing exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) to an air-boosted internal combustion engine. The engine has both a high pressure EGR loop and a low pressure EGR loop. Each EGR loop has a valve that controls the amount of EGR that is delivered to the engine intake from that... Agent: Southwest Research Institute

20140260243 - Self-sustaining low pressure egr and exhaust system: An exhaust system, comprising a LP-EGR system that couples an exhaust system to an intake system and an exhaust pipe within the exhaust system with a turn greater 90 degrees and less than 270 degrees between front and rear tires and upstream of a LP-EGR exhaust inlet; and a muffler... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140260244 - Centrifugal supercharger and supercharging system for engine using the same: A centrifugal supercharger includes, a drive pulley connected to receive rotating power from an engine. an electronic blocking the rotating power to be supplied to the drive pulley or supplying the rotating power to the drive pulley. a speed increasing device increasing rotation speed of the drive pulley. a compressor... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140260245 - Volumetric energy recovery device with variable speed drive: A volumetric expander configured to transfer a working fluid and generate useful work via a variable drive system is disclosed. The expander includes an inlet port configured to admit relatively high-pressure working fluid and an outlet port configured to discharge to a relatively low-pressure working fluid. The expander also includes... Agent: Eaton Corporation

20140260247 - Bi-field solar geothermal system: A bi-field solar geothermal system and method. A ground source geothermal heat pump system comprises two discrete hot and cold loops operated in conjunction with solar panels. Heat acquired from the solar panels is stored in a hot geothermal loop for use during colder weather. The alternative use of cooled... Agent:

20140260246 - Dispatchable power plant and method for using the same: The present invention provides a method for producing load-following power using low to medium temperature heat source fluid comprising the steps of reducing the power level produced by a Rankine cycle power plant producing load-following power operating on a low to medium temperature heat source fluid during one period of... Agent: Ormat Technologies Inc.

20140260248 - System and process of cooling an otec working fluid pump motor: A cooling system and process in an OTEC system are described where the sub-cooled working liquid from the working fluid pump outlet is used to cool the working fluid pump motor, either directly or indirectly via heat exchange with a secondary fluid. The heat from the motor that is being... Agent: Locheed Martin Corporation

20140260250 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for low grade waste heat management: The present invention relates to apparatus, systems, and methods of managing large quantities of low-grade waste heat energy by 1) generating excess electric power via an ORC process driven by the removal and recovery of waste heat under favorable operating conditions, and 2) utilizing the same apparatus to provide waste... Agent: Electratherm, Inc.

20140260249 - Method and apparatus for improving electro-hydraulic and electro-mechanical integrated control systems of a steam turbine: A means to effect a trip response regardless of the electro-mechanical actuator type used for improving electro-hydraulic and electro-mechanical integrated control systems for a steam turbine. To achieve this goal, electro-mechanical actuators can be equipped with multiple coils or multiple motors (usually a primary and a secondary). In a dual-coil... Agent: Statistics & Control, Inc.

20140260251 - Combined heat and power technology for natural gas liquefaction plants: Systems and methods for the generation of liquid natural gas (“LNG”) are provided.... Agent:

20140260252 - Stabilized hfo and hcfo compositions for use in high temperature heat transfer applications: wherein R1, R2 R3, and R4 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 fluoroalkyl, at least C6 aryl (preferably C6-C15 aryl), C6-C15 fluoroaryl, at least C3 cycloalkyl (preferably C6-C12 cycloalkyl), C6-C12 fluorocycloalkyl, C6-C15 alkylaryl, and C6-C15 fluoroalkylaryl, wherein the compound contains... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140260253 - Thermal energy conversion system for regasification of cryogenic liquids: Systems and methods for cryogenic thermal energy conversion that include the use of a heat engine in the regasification process for cryogenic liquids such that energy is created while regasifying the cryogenic liquid and no additional heat component is required.... Agent:

20140260254 - Steam turbine power plant: A steam turbine power plant includes heat-source equipment that heats a low-temperature flow by applying a heat medium and thus generates a high-temperature flow, a steam generator using the high-temperature flow generated by the heat-source equipment, a steam turbine driven by the steam generated by the steam generator, an electric... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140260255 - Ship capable of running selectively with liquefied fuel gas main drive engine and liquefied fuel gas generator engine: A ship includes: a high-pressure injection engine using fuel gas as fuel to obtain a propulsion power of the ship; a generator engine using fuel gas as fuel to generate electricity; a motor generating a power by using the electricity generated from the generator engine; a propulsion propelling the ship;... Agent: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.

20140260257 - Annular wall of a combustion chamber with improved cooling at the level of primary and/or dilution holes: An annular wall of a combustion chamber of a turbine engine including: a cold side and a hot side; plural dilution holes to allow circulating air of the cold side to enter the hot side for dilution of an air/fuel mixture; plural cooling orifices to allow the circulating air of... Agent: Turbomeca

20140260256 - Check valve for propulsive engine combustion chamber: A combustion chamber includes an inner wall, an outer wall surrounding the inner wall, and a flow passage between the inner wall and outer wall that permits forward flow and restricts reverse flow. The inner wall has a plurality of effusion holes in fluid communication with the inside of the... Agent:

20140260259 - Multi-zone combustor: A multi-zone combustor is provided and includes a pre-mixer configured to output a first mixture to a primary zone of a combustor section and a stepped center body disposable in an annulus defined within the pre-mixer. The stepped center body includes an outer body configured to output at a first... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260258 - System for providing a working fluid to a combustor: A system for supplying a working fluid to a combustor includes a fuel nozzle, a combustion chamber disposed downstream from the fuel nozzle, an inner flow sleeve that circumferentially surrounds the combustion chamber and a plurality of injectors circumferentially arranged around the inner flow sleeve. The plurality of injectors provide... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260265 - Combustion chamber for a gas turbine and burner arrangement: A combustion chamber (10, 20) for a gas turbine (1) with at least two combustion zones (23, 24) and at least one burner arrangement (11, 28) for the combustion of a fuel/air mixture in the combustion zones (23, 24). The burner arrangement (11, 28) has at least one premixing passage... Agent: Seimens Aktiengesellschaft

20140260260 - Combustor for gas turbine engine: A gas turbine engine comprises a combustor. The combustor comprises an annular combustor chamber formed between an inner liner and an outer liner spaced apart from the inner liner. An annular fuel manifold has fuel nozzles distributed circumferentially on the fuel manifold, the fuel manifold and fuel nozzles positioned entirely... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140260263 - Fuel injection insert for a turbine nozzle segment: One embodiment of the present invention is a turbine nozzle segment for a turbine section of a gas turbine. The turbine nozzle segment includes an inner platform, an outer platform and an airfoil that extends therebetween. The airfoil includes a forward portion and an aft portion that is disposed downstream... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260264 - System for controlling a flow rate of a compressed working fluid to a combustor fuel injector: A system for controlling air flow rate of a compressed working fluid to a fuel injector of a combustor includes an outer casing that defines a high pressure plenum around a portion of the combustor, an extraction port in fluid communication with the high pressure plenum and an inlet port.... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260262 - Systems and apparatus relating to downstream fuel and air injection in gas turbines: A gas turbine that includes: a combustor coupled to a turbine that together define an interior flowpath, the interior flowpath extending aftward about a longitudinal axis from a primary air and fuel injection system that defines a forward end, through an interface at which the combustor connects to the turbine,... Agent:

20140260261 - Turbomachine with transition piece having dilution holes and fuel injection system coupled to transition piece: A turbomachine is provided and includes a combustor in which fuel and air are combusted, a turbine disposed for reception of products of combustion from the combustor, a transition piece fluidly interposed between the combustor and the turbine and including a body formed to define dilution holes configured to allow... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260267 - Combustor end cover with fuel plenums: A system includes a system having an end cover of a combustor for a gas turbine. The end cover has at least one fuel plenum coupled to a plurality of fuel injectors for a multi-tube fuel nozzle having a plurality of fuel-air mixing tubes, each tube having one of the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260266 - Combustor for gas turbine engine: A gas turbine engine comprises an annular combustor chamber formed between an inner liner and an outer liner. An annular upstream zone is adapted to receive fuel and air from an annular nozzle. An annular mixing zone is located downstream of the upstream zone. The mixing zone has a reduced... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140260268 - Micromixing cap assembly: A system includes a combustor cap assembly for a multi-tube fuel nozzle. The combustor cap assembly includes a support structure defining an interior volume configured to receive an air flow, a plurality of mixing tubes disposed within the interior volume, wherein each of the plurality of mixing tubes comprises a... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260271 - System having a multi-tube fuel nozzle: A system including a plurality of multi-tube fuel nozzles each having a plurality of tubes extending in an axial direction, wherein each tube of the plurality of tubes includes an air inlet, a fuel inlet, and a fuel-air mixture outlet, a fuel nozzle housing including a first outer wall extending... Agent:

20140260269 - Systems and apparatus relating to downstream fuel and air injection in gas turbines: A gas turbine engine that includes: a combustor coupled to a turbine and a downstream injection system that includes two injection stages, a first stage and a second stage, positioned within an interior flowpath, wherein the first stage comprises an axial position that is aft of the primary air and... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260270 - Systems and apparatus relating to downstream fuel and air injection in gas turbines: A gas turbine engine that includes: an interior flowpath defined through a combustor and a turbine; an aft frame forming an interface between the combustor the turbine, the aft frame comprising a rigid structural member that circumscribes the interior flowpath, wherein the aft frame includes an inner wall that defines... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260273 - Continuous combustion liner for a combustor of a gas turbine: A combustion liner for a gas turbine combustor includes an annular main body having a forward end axially separated from an aft end, and a transitional intersection defined between the forward end and the aft end. The main body extends continuously from the forward end to the aft end. A... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260274 - Fuel distribution manifold for a combustor of a gas turbine: A fuel distribution manifold for a combustor of a gas turbine includes an annular flange having an outer surface that extends circumferentially around the flange. A primary fuel plenum extends circumferentially within the flange. A first orifice and a second orifice extend radially through the outer surface of the flange... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260272 - System for providing fuel to a combustor: A system for providing fuel to a combustor of a gas turbine includes an annular fuel distribution manifold that at least partially defines a fuel plenum. The fuel distribution manifold includes a forward end axially separated from an aft end, a flange that extends radially outward and circumferentially around the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260275 - Flow sleeve assembly for a combustion module of a gas turbine combustor: A flow sleeve assembly for a combustor of a gas turbine includes an annular support sleeve disposed at a forward end of the flow sleeve assembly. The support sleeve includes a forward portion axially separated from an aft portion. An aft frame is disposed at an aft end of the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260276 - End cover configuration and assembly: A system includes an end cover for a multi-tube fuel nozzle. The end cover includes a first side, a second side disposed opposite the first side, a plurality of fuel injectors disposed on the first side, and at least one pre-orifice disposed within a passage within the end cover between... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260277 - Flow sleeve for a combustion module of a gas turbine: A combustion module for a combustor of a gas turbine includes an annular fuel distribution manifold disposed at an upstream end of the combustion module. The fuel distribution manifold includes an annular support sleeve having an inner surface. The combustion module further includes a fuel injection assembly having an annular... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260280 - Assembly for controlling clearance between a liner and stationary nozzle within a gas turbine: An assembly for controlling a gap between a liner and a stationary nozzle within a gas turbine includes an annular liner having an aft frame that is disposed at an aft end of the liner, and a mounting bracket that is coupled to the aft frame. The assembly further includes... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260281 - Auxetic structure with stress-relief features: A material which exhibits auxetic characteristics and control of thermal expansion characteristics while experiencing significant stress reduction is disclosed. The material has a repeating pattern of void structures along both lateral symmetry lines and longitudinal symmetry lines.... Agent: Rolls-royce Canada, Ltd.

20140260279 - Hot gas path duct for a combustor of a gas turbine: A hot gas path duct or unibody liner for a gas turbine includes a main body having a forward end and an aft end. The main body defines a cross-sectional flow area and an axial flow length that extends between the forward end and the aft end. The main body... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260278 - System for tuning a combustor of a gas turbine: A system for tuning a combustor of a gas turbine includes a flow sleeve having an annular main body. The main body includes an upstream end, a downstream end, an inner surface and an outer surface. A cooling channel extends along the inner surface of the main body. The cooling... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260282 - Gas turbine engine combustor liner: A gas turbine engine variable porosity combustor liner has a laminated alloy structure. The laminated alloy structure has combustion chamber facing holes on one side and cooling plenum facing holes on a radially opposite side. The combustion chamber facing holes are in fluid communication with the cooling plenum facing holes... Agent: Rolls-royce North American Technologies, Inc.

20140260283 - Gas turbine engine exhaust mixer with aerodynamic struts: An exhaust mixer for a gas turbine engine has a plurality of circumferentially distributed alternating inner and outer lobes, and a plurality of aerodynamic struts positioned and oriented between adjacent inner lobes in the core flow passage. The struts are configured for diverting a portion of the core flow radially... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140260292 - Gas turbine and method for guiding compressed fluid in a gas turbine: A gas turbine having a combustion chamber with exhaust section through which combustion gas is exhaustable, plenum chamber and compressor are provided. The plenum chamber is coupled to the compressor wherein a first quantity of compressed fluid is injectable therein at a radially inner wall of the plenum chamber. A... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140260287 - Gas turbine firing temperature optimization based on sulfur content of fuel supply: Gas turbine firing temperature optimization based on a measured sulfur content of a fuel supply of the gas turbine system is provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a diagnostic system configured to determine a maximum firing temperature for a combustor of a gas turbine system. The diagnostic system may... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260285 - Gas-to-liquid heat exchange system with multiple liquid flow patterns: Systems and methods for the design of a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) or similar system that is designed to extract heat from hot gases flowing through a duct which utilizes an external liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger for preheating feedwater. The systems and methods allow for multiple water flow patterns to... Agent:

20140260286 - Localized flue gas dilution in heat recovery steam generator: A heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) (10) including: an economizer (12) configured to heat a working fluid by extracting heat from a flow of flue gas (20). The HRSG includes a diluting fluid injector arrangement (60) configured to inject a diluting fluid (50) effective to dilute a concentration of a... Agent:

20140260289 - Multi-passage diffuser with reactivated boundary layer: A diffuser is disclosed that includes a splitter having a blunt forebody useful in re-starting a boundary layer. The blunt forebody can be used to create a static pressure bow wave and interaction with a passing fluid stream that reduces a thickness of boundary layer formed on an opposing wall.... Agent: Rolls-royce Corporation

20140260290 - Power-generating apparatus and method: A power-generating apparatus includes a compressor section and a combustor section positioned downstream of the compressor section. The combustor section defines a combustion chamber operable to receive compressed fluid from the compressor section. The apparatus includes a turbine section positioned downstream of the combustor section operable to receive combustion gases... Agent: Rolls-royce Corporation

20140260284 - System and method for loading a combined cycle power plant: A system including a gas turbine system configured to transition between a first load state and a second load state, wherein the gas turbine system comprises an airflow control module configured to adjust an airflow through the gas turbine system between a minimum airflow condition and a maximum airflow condition,... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260288 - System and method for start-up of a combined cycle power plant: In accordance with one aspect of the present technique, a method is disclosed. The method includes modifying one or more operational parameters of a gas turbine (GT) to increase an exhaust gas temperature above a standard start-up temperature. The method also includes receiving at least one of GT operational data,... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260294 - Apparatus and method for controlling a pressure gain combustor: A method of controlling operation of a pressure gain combustor comprises: determining a fuel injector duty cycle and a combustion frequency that meets a target load set point and a target fill fraction of the combustor; determining a fuel supply pressure setting, a fuel injector timing setting and an ignition... Agent:

20140260293 - Systems and methods of droop response control of turbines: A system includes a controller configured to control an operational behavior of a turbine system. The controller includes a droop response system configured to detect one or more operational characteristics of the turbine system as an indication of a frequency variation of an electric power system associated with the turbine... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260295 - Gas turbine engine with transmission and method of adjusting rotational speed: A method of adjusting a rotational speed of the low pressure compressor rotor(s) of a gas turbine engine, including rotating the high pressure compressor rotor(s) with the high pressure turbine rotor(s) through the high pressure spool, rotating the low pressure turbine rotor(s) with a flow of exhaust gases from the... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140260300 - Air diffuser for combustor: A system includes a multi-tube fuel nozzle of a turbine combustor. The multi-tube fuel nozzle includes a support structure defining an interior volume configured to receive an air flow; a plurality of mixing tubes disposed within the interior volume, wherein each of the plurality of mixing tubes comprises a respective... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260304 - Algae-derived fuel/water emulsion: A method including providing a wet algae material having been subjected to a refinement process without a water separation phase; supplying the wet algae material including a water fraction and an algae-grown biofuel to a turbine engine; and operating the turbine engine with the wet algae material where a retained... Agent: Rolls-royce Corporation

20140260297 - Combustor for gas turbine engine: A combustor comprises an annular combustor chamber formed between the inner and outer liners, the annular combustor chamber having a central axis. Fuel nozzles are in fluid communication with the annular combustor chamber to inject fuel in the annular combustor chamber. The fuel nozzles are oriented to inject fuel in... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140260298 - Combustor for gas turbine engine: A combustor comprises an annular combustor chamber formed between the inner and outer liners. Fuel nozzles each have an end in fluid communication with the annular combustor chamber to inject fuel in the annular combustor chamber, the fuel nozzles oriented to inject fuel in a fuel flow direction having an... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140260302 - Diffusion combustor fuel nozzle for limiting nox emissions: The present application and the resultant patent provide a diffusion combustor fuel nozzle for a gas turbine engine. The fuel nozzle may include one or more gas fuel passages for one or more flows of gas fuel, a swirler surrounding the one or more gas fuel passages and positioned about... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260301 - Engine manifold drain system: A fuel system for a gas turbine engine includes an engine fuel manifold, a hydraulic actuator, and a drain piston assembly. The hydraulic actuator actuates in response to a change in pressures within the hydraulic actuator. The drain piston assembly is fluidically connected to both the hydraulic actuator and the... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

20140260299 - Fuel-air mixing system for gas turbine system: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to systems and methods for premixing fuel and air prior to combustion within a combustion chamber. The system includes a plurality of fuel injectors and a plurality of mixing tubes, wherein each mixing tube has a first portion for receiving one of the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260305 - Lean azimuthal flame combustor: A combustion chamber may include a first surface and a second surface interconnected by a wall forming a chamber having a central axis. The first surface may define an exhaust opening and the second surface defining a pilot opening, wherein the exhaust opening and the pilot opening align along the... Agent: Rolls-royce Canada, Ltd.

20140260303 - Methods relating to downstream fuel and air injection in gas turbines: A method for use in a gas turbine engine. The method includes the steps of: configuring a downstream injection system within the interior flowpath that includes two injection stages, a first stage and a second stage, wherein the first stage and the second stage are each axially spaced from the... Agent:

20140260296 - Slinger combustor: A slinger combustor has an annular combustor shell defining a combustion chamber having a radially inner fuel inlet for receiving a spray of fuel centrifuged by a fuel slinger. The combustion chamber has a fuel atomization zone extending radially outwardly from the fuel inlet and merging into a radially outwardly... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140260306 - Engine starting system using stored energy: There is described a method for and system for starting at least one engine from a twin engine installation. The starting system comprises a first engine arrangement comprising a first electric machine having a single rotor dual stator configuration, a first dual channel power control unit coupled to the first... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140260307 - Rear mounted wash manifold and process: An engine wash manifold delivers wash liquid to an engine that includes an inlet, a fan, a case with an exhaust duct and a core inlet splitter. The manifold includes a wash delivery segment comprising a pipe shaped to follow at least in part engine case curvature with a first... Agent: Ecoservices, LLC

20140260308 - Rear mounted wash manifold retention system: A retention system includes a structure clamp to connect the retention system to another structure; and a manifold clamp connected to the structure clamp, the manifold clamp including a trough to receive a pipe, a plurality of tube clamps with split cylinders extending through the trough, a collar to clamp... Agent: Ecoservices, LLC

20140260310 - Integrated power generation using molten carbonate fuel cells: In various aspects, systems and methods are provided for integrated operation of molten carbonate fuel cells with turbines for power generation. Instead of selecting the operating conditions of a fuel cell to improve or maximize the electrical efficiency of the fuel cell, an excess of reformable fuel can be passed... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140260311 - Integration of molten carbonate fuel cells with fermentation processes: In various aspects, systems and methods are provided for operating a molten carbonate fuel cell assembly at increased power density. This can be accomplished in part by performing an effective amount of an endothermic reaction within the fuel cell stack in an integrated manner. This can allow for increased power... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140260309 - System and method for fuel blending and control in gas turbines: A system includes a gas turbine engine having a combustor, and a fuel blending system. The fuel blending system further includes a first fuel supply configured to supply a first fuel, a second fuel supply configured to supply a second fuel, a first fuel circuit, a second fuel circuit, and... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260313 - Micro-mixer/combustor: A micro-mixer/combustor to mix fuel and oxidant streams into combustible mixtures where flames resulting from combustion of the mixture can be sustained inside its combustion chamber is provided. The present design is particularly suitable for diffusion flames. In various aspects the present design mixes the fuel and oxidant streams prior... Agent:

20140260312 - Systems and methods for gas turbine tuning and control: A method of tuning a gas turbine includes receiving a first plurality of operating parameters as the gas turbine engine is operated at a first operating state. Further, the method includes operating the gas turbine engine at a second operating state to measure a second plurality of operating parameters at... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260314 - Variable heat/power ratio cogeneration system: A variable heat/power ratio cogeneration system is provided that is capable of suppressing NOx emissions to a minimum while ensuring stability of combustion of a gas turbine combustor even when the ratio of gasification gas to normal fuel (e.g., natural gas or light fuel oil) to be used is changed... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd

20140260320 - Bi-metal fastener for thermal growth compensation: An improved fastening system and method overcomes traditional thermal mismatch that occurs with standard fastener systems that are employed in extreme temperature environments. The fastening system could employ a metallic fastener that is combined with metallic spacer, each of which having a differing thermal growth coefficient. This arrangement may reduce... Agent: Rolls-royce Corporation

20140260319 - Combustor support assembly for mounting a combustion module of a gas turbine: A gas turbine comprises a compressor discharge casing that is coupled to an outer turbine shell. The compressor discharge casing includes a combustor opening that extends through the compressor discharge casing and an outer mating surface that circumferentially surrounds the combustor opening. The outer turbine shell defines an inner mating... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260317 - Gas turbine combustor exit piece with hinged connections: An exit piece (66) with an inlet throat (67) that conducts a combustion gas flow (36A) in a path (82) from a combustor (63) to an annular chamber (68) that feeds the first blade section (37) of a gas turbine (26). The exit piece further includes an outlet portion (69)... Agent:

20140260321 - Gas turbine engine static structure joint with undercuts: A gas turbine engine static structure has a joint that includes at least two flanges. The first flange includes a face extending axially proud between radially spaced apart undercuts. The second flange abuts the face. Fasteners secure the flanges to one another through the face.... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140260316 - Gas turbine transition inlet ring adapter: A combustion system for a gas turbine engine including a combustor assembly comprising a combustor basket having a downstream terminal end, and a transition duct extending downstream from the combustor basket and having an upstream end located adjacent to the downstream terminal end of the combustor basket. A coupling is... Agent:

20140260318 - Side seal slot for a combustion liner: A side seal slot extends along a one side of an aft frame for a combustion liner of a gas turbine. The side seal slot is at least partially defined between a downstream wall and an upstream wall that extend outward from the first side of the aft frame. A... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260315 - System having multi-tube fuel nozzle with floating arrangement of mixing tubes: A system includes a multi-tube fuel nozzle. The multi-tube fuel nozzle includes an end cover, a first plate, and multiple tubes. The multiple tubes are disposed and supported in a floating arrangement between the end cover and the first plate. Each tube includes a forward end adjacent the end cover... Agent: General Electric Company

20140260322 - Support mechanism for heavy structure: To provide a support mechanism for a heavy structure, capable of accommodating thermal deformation of component parts of a device operated under high temperature condition, a support mechanism for supporting the heavy structure by suspending includes a fast pulley fixed to an inner wall of a package that accommodates the... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140260323 - Gas turbine engine and active balancing system: The present disclosure provides, in one embodiment, a unique gas turbine engine. Other embodiments include unique gas turbine engines, and unique active balancing systems; as well as apparatuses, systems, devices, hardware, methods, and combinations for gas turbine engines and active balancing systems. Further embodiments, forms, features, aspects, benefits, and advantages... Agent:

20140260325 - Gas turbine engine exhaust fluid passage duct: A fluid plenum including a body defining an internal cavity having an inlet and an outlet. The fluid plenum further includes at least one wall positioned in the internal cavity that divides the internal cavity into first and second passageways, and which also divides the inlet into first and second... Agent:

20140260326 - Geared turbofan engine with high compressor exit temperature: A gas turbine engine includes a fan with a plurality of fan blades rotatable about an axis, and a compressor section that includes at least first and second compressor sections. An average exit temperature of the compressor section is between about 1000° F. and about 1500° F. The engine also... Agent:

20140260324 - Turbo-machinery rotors with rounded tip edge: A rotor for a gas turbine engine includes a plurality of radially extending blades, each having a remote blade tip defining an outer tip surface, and a leading edge defined between opposed pressure and suction side airfoil surfaces. A shroud circumferentially surrounds the rotor, and a radial distance between an... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140260327 - Cooled article: The present invention is an article containing internal cooling channels located near at least one surface. In an embodiment, the cooled article includes a base material, a first layer, and a second layer. Here, the first layer is bonded to the base material and the second layer is bonded to... Agent: General Electric Company

  
09/11/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140250859 - Axial-flow turbine and power plant including the same: An axial-flow turbine according to an embodiment includes a plurality of nozzle structures and a plurality of blade structures. At least one nozzle structure includes an outer ring diaphragm and an inner ring diaphragm. The outer ring diaphragm and the inner ring diaphragm form an annular opening portion which extends... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140250858 - Integrated steam gasification and entrained flow gasification systems and methods for low rank fuels: In one aspect, a gasification system for use with low rank fuel is provided. The system includes a first gasifier positioned to receive a feed of low rank fuel, the first gasifier being configured to gasify the low rank fuel to produce hydrocarbons and fixed carbon. The system also includes... Agent: General Electric Company

20140250860 - Multi-shaft gas turbine engine: A gas turbine engine is disclosed with a first spool having a first turbine connected to a first compressor through a first rotatable shaft; a second spool having a second turbine connected to a second compressor through a second rotatable shaft; and a gearbox having a power input port coupled... Agent: Rolls-royce Corporation

20140250857 - Low-concentration methane gas oxidation system using exhaust heat from gas turbine engine: A low-concentration methane gas oxidation system is provided which effectively uses exhaust heat from a gas turbine engine and is able to avoid burnout of a catalyst etc. to enable stable operation even when a methane concentration in a low-concentration methane gas which is a treatment target is rapidly increased.... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140250861 - Aircraft power plant: An aircraft power plant is disclosed having a plurality of bladed rotors in flow communication driven by separate work producing devices. The work producing devices can take a variety of forms including an internal combustion engine and electric motor, for example. The bladed rotors can be associated with an aircraft... Agent: Rolls-royce Corporation

20140250862 - Reverse flow gas turbine engine airflow bypass: A gas turbine engine has a propulsor including a fan and a power turbine, an engine core aerodynamically connected to the propulsor by a transition duct, and a bypass valve in the transition duct that allows for air from the engine core to bypass the power turbine.... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140250863 - Rear mounted reverse core engine thrust reverser: In one embodiment, a gas turbine engine for mounting to a rear of an aircraft fuselage has a propulsor that rotates on a first axis, and an engine core including a compressor section, a combustor section, and a turbine section, with the turbine section being closer to the propulsor than... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140250865 - Exhaust gas aftertreatment bypass system and methods: A method for protecting an exhaust aftertreatment system of an internal combustion engine from deterioration by selectively diverting exhaust gasses from the engine away from a component of the exhaust aftertreatment system includes assessing a status of an operating condition associated with a physical condition of the component of the... Agent: Cummins Ip, Inc.

20140250867 - Exhaust gas treatment catalyst, method for producing exhaust gas treatment catalyst, and method for regenerating exhaust gas treatment catalyst: In a method for regenerating an exhaust gas treatment catalyst of the present invention, the coating layer of the de-NOx catalyst on which VOSO4 is deposited is removed with an acid, and after the removal of the coating layer, a coating layer containing at least one selected from the group... Agent:

20140250866 - Solid ammonia delivery system: Systems and methods for generating and controlling generation of ammonia. The ammonia generation control system includes a communication module and an ammonia generation module coupled to the communication module. The ammonia generation module is configured to cause generation of gaseous ammonia from a solid ammonia source in response to a... Agent: Cummins Ip, Inc.

20140250864 - System and method for preventing the cleaning of a diesel particulate filter: A system for preventing the cleaning of the diesel particulate filter (116) comprises an electronic control unit (200) coupled to a proximity sensor (122), the electronic control unit (200) being configured to monitor the proximity sensor (122) and to determine that there is a predetermined distance between the proximity sensor... Agent: Deere & Company

20140250868 - Carbon buildup removal device with protection function of vibration detection: A carbon buildup removal device with protection function of vibration detection is provided for electrically connecting to an engine from which carbon buildup is to be removed. The carbon buildup removal device includes a gas output unit and a vibration detection unit. The gas output unit outputs a gas that... Agent: Epoch Energy Technology Corp.

20140250869 - Fuel injection apparatus for internal combustion engine: Fuel in a fuel tank is supplied by a low-pressure pump to intake passage injectors mounted on an intake manifold via a low-pressure fuel supply pipe and a low-pressure fuel distribution pipe. A high-pressure pump is provided on the low-pressure fuel supply pipe. The pressure of the fuel is boosted... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140250870 - Exhaust treatment unit: An exhaust treatment unit treats exhaust gas from an engine of a work vehicle. The exhaust treatment unit includes a diesel particulate filter device, a selective catalytic reduction device, a first support component and a second support component. The diesel particulate filter device treats the exhaust gas. The selective catalytic... Agent:

20140250871 - Exhaust gas purification device for general-purpose engine: An exhaust gas purification device for a general-purpose engine includes a crankcase and a cylinder block provided continuously on an upper portion of the crankcase and inclined to one lateral side of the crankcase. A catalytic converter is provided in an exhaust muffler of the engine. A downstream end of... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140250872 - Exhaust gas purifying catalyst and method for producing same: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst comprises: a plurality of catalyst units which contain anchor particles that support noble metal particles; and an enclosure material that internally contains the plurality of catalyst units and separates the catalyst units from each other. Both the anchor particles and the enclosure material contain an... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140250873 - Systems and techniques for heating urea injection systems: A reductant delivery system is provided for delivery of reductant to an engine exhaust aftertreatment system that is heated during cold temperature conditions. A heat exchange fluid flows through a heat exchange circuit that provides a flow path from the heat source to the doser, from the doser to the... Agent: Cummins Emission Solutions Inc.

20140250874 - Exhaust device for multicylinder engine: An exhaust device includes a plurality of independent exhaust passages connected to an exhaust port of one cylinder or a plurality of cylinders that are non-sequential in exhaust order, and a mixing pipe into which exhaust that has passed through the respective independent exhaust passages flows. The downstream ends of... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation

20140250875 - Systems, methods and apparatuses for harvesting power generated in a footwear: The systems, methods and apparatuses described herein provide a footwear hydraulic system for harvesting power generated by pressing a foot on a surface and providing a cushion for the impact. In certain aspects, a hydraulic system for a footwear may comprise at least one chamber with a first and second... Agent: Ologn Technologies Ag

20140250876 - Method and apparatus for operating an engine on natural air: The present invention relates to an engine that runs on natural air pressure, more particularly to a method and apparatus for operating a vehicle engine on natural air pressure in order to alleviate problem of pollution. The present invention provide a reliable method and apparatus for operating an engine with... Agent:

20140250877 - Hydraulic suspension for vehicle and multi-functional proportional control valve for the same: A hydraulic suspension system includes a suspension cylinder, a pump, and a control valve therebetween. The control valve includes a spool reciprocally movable between a pump flow position and a tank flow position in which a control port of the control valve is in communication with a pump and a... Agent: Hydraforce, Inc.

20140250878 - Actuator with efficient energy accumulation: An actuator having efficient energy accumulation with plurality of varying diameter compression springs, pre-compressed with individual or with collective telescopic arrangement. The energy accumulation system requires lesser accommodating volume and is advantageous due to being “buckle” free.... Agent:

20140250879 - Water gravity loop power plant (wglpp): The WGLPP is a non-fluvial/dam, complete micro Hydroelectric Power Plant that can be an attached/integrated installation, a non-attached installation, or a portable installation (vehicle) that will continuously (24/7) power any residential, commercial, or military building. The WGLPP is driven by a water gravity energy loop (potential energy to kinetic energy... Agent:

20140250880 - Systems, methods and devices for the management of heat removal within a compression and/or expansion device or system: Systems, methods and devices for optimizing heat transfer 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 an actuator such as a hydraulic actuator that can be used to compress... Agent: General Compression, Inc.

20140250881 - Actuator: The actuator is an actuator having a cylindrical outer frame body which expands in the side surface direction to bring the bottom portion and the top portion close to each other and a deformation unit which is accommodated in the outer frame body and has a plurality of deformation elements... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140250882 - Hydraulic brake booster: A hydraulic brake booster includes: a piston housing; and a first piston and a second piston displaceably spaced apart from each other inside the piston housing in a longitudinal direction and sealed from an inner wall of the piston housing, the first piston being fixedly coupled to a pressure piston... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140250883 - Vehicle brake system: A vehicle brake system includes a cylinder, a master piston including a pressure applying piston and a projection portion, a servo chamber, a contact/separation determining means determining a separated state and a contact state between the input piston and the master piston, a pilot pressure generating device generating a pilot... Agent:

20140250884 - Control device for internal combustion engine: A control device of the invention is applied to an engine including a supercharger and a mechanism to allow area of an opening of a passage space to be variable, which space is to pass through exhaust gas guided to the supercharger. The control device changes the above area and... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140250885 - Bottoming cycle for aeroderivative turbine-based combined power systems and methods for using same: Systems and methods for implementing the systems includes aeroderivative gas turbine subsystem and an energy extraction subsystem extracting energy from an exhaust of the aeroderivative gas turbine subsystem, where the energy extraction subsystem includes a heat exchange subsystem, a dual pressure turbine subsystem, and a condensation-thermal compression subsystem and where... Agent: Kalex, LLC

20140250886 - Rankine cycle: The Rankine cycle (31) includes a refrigerant pump (32), a heat exchanger (36), an expander (37), and a condenser (38). The Rankine cycle (31) shares the condenser (38) and refrigerant with a refrigerant cycle of an air-conditioner. A refrigerant passage connecting to an outlet of the condenser (38) branches at... Agent: Sanden Corporation

20140250890 - Air cooled condenser and power generating apparatus provided with the same: Disclosed are an air cooled condenser capable of preventing air from being mixed into a working medium flow path, and a power generating apparatus including the air cooled condenser. The air cooled condenser includes a heat exchanger for air-cooling a working medium indirectly through a wall, a fan, a sensor... Agent: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.

20140250888 - Heat exchangers, boilers, and systems incorporating the same: A heat exchanger includes an enclosure having a separator disposed therein that divides the heat exchanger into a mixing area and a heat exchange area. The mixing area is configured to receive a hot fume and droplets of a liquid for mixing with each other to form a fume-droplet vapor... Agent:

20140250887 - Power generation system making use of low grade coal: A power generation system using low-grade coal includes a low-grade coal refining facility that heats the low-grade coal to refine the low-grade coal into high-grade coal, a CO2 recovery facility that recovers CO2 from an exhaust gas generated by refining the low-grade coal in the low-grade coal refining facility, while... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140250889 - Rankine cycle: A Rankine cycle includes a refrigerant pump, a heat exchanger, an expander and a condenser. The Rankine cycle further includes a clutch provided in a power transmission path extending from an engine to the refrigerant pump. Prior to the operation of the Rankine cycle and during the deceleration of the... Agent: Sanden Corporation

20140250891 - Engine generating energy through physical and chemical energy conversions of a compressed gaseous fuel: An engine for propelling vehicles on land, in the air and on the water. The engine is able to extract energy from a same fuel twice, including extracting a first amount of energy with a gas turbine and a second amount of energy by burning the fuel in a combustion... Agent:

20140250892 - Lean fuel intake gas turbine: A lean fuel intake gas turbine which uses, as a working gas, a mixed gas having a concentration equal to or lower than a flammability limiting concentration and obtained by mixing two types of fuel gases having different fuel concentrations, includes a first mixer configured to mix a second fuel... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140250893 - Device and method for preventing leakage of air between multiple turbine components: A turbine comprising a first turbine component being of a first material having a first coefficient of thermal expansion. A second turbine component being of a second material having a second coefficient of thermal expansion, said second turbine component adjacent said first turbine component. A space between said first and... Agent: General Electric Company

20140250894 - Dual-wall impingement, convection, effusion (dice) combustor tile: A gas turbine engine includes a combustor having a dual-wall impingement convention effusion combustor tile assembly. The dual-wall tile assembly provides a cooling air flow channel and attachments for securing the tile to the cold skin liner of the combustor. Cooling is more efficient in part due to the dual... Agent: Rolls-royce Corporation

20140250895 - Modulated ejector cooling: A cooling air flow ejector has a primary nozzle position to entrain air from a secondary nozzle. Mixed air is provided into a downstream flow conduit to be directed to an exhaust liner for a gas turbine engine. A variable area device controls a volume of air passing through a... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140250898 - Bleed air systems for use with aircrafts and related methods: Bleed air systems for use with aircrafts and related methods are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a turbo-compressor including a compressor has a compressor inlet fluidly coupled to a low-pressure compressor of an aircraft engine and an intermediate port of a high-pressure compressor of the aircraft engine. The compressor inlet... Agent:

20140250896 - Combustor heat shield with carbon avoidance feature: The build-up of carbon deposition on the front face of a combustor heat shield is discouraged by jetting air out from the front face of the heat shield with sufficient momentum to push approaching fuel droplets or rich fuel-air mixture way from the heat shield.... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140250899 - Gas turbine engine thermally controlled flow device: An apparatus includes a gas turbine engine flow device having an inner member and a surrounding member. The inner member has a first coefficient of thermal expansion; and the surrounding member at least partially surrounds the inner member and has a second coefficient of thermal expansion that is different from... Agent: Rolls-royce Corporation

20140250900 - Gas turbine power plant with carbon dioxide separation: The invention relates to a gas turbine power plant, having a gas turbine, a waste heat steam generator following the gas turbine, an exhaust gas recooler, an exhaust gas blower, a carbon dioxide separation plant which separates the carbon dioxide contained in the exhaust gases from these and discharges it... Agent:

20140250897 - Tip-controlled integrally bladed rotor for gas turbine engine: An integrally bladed rotor for a gas turbine engine includes a hub, a plurality of blades radially extending from the hub and being integrally formed therewith. The hub having a rim from which the blades project and a pair of axially opposed split hub members extending at least radially inward... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140250902 - Compressed air injection system method and apparatus for gas turbine engines: This invention relates to electrical power systems, including generating capacity of a gas turbine, and more specifically to augmentation of power output of gas turbine systems, that is useful for providing additional electrical power during periods of peak electrical power demand.... Agent:

20140250901 - Method for starting-up and operating a combined-cycle power plant: A method for starting-up a steam turbine of a combined-cycle power plant is provided. The combined-cycle power plant includes a gas turbine and a steam power generation system having a steam turbine. The combined-cycle power plant activates at least one electric generator connectable to an electric grid. The gas turbine... Agent:

20140250904 - Capacity control of turbine by the use of a reheat combustor in multi shaft engine: One example of a gas turbine engine can include a first compressor and a first turbine connected to the first compressor by a first shaft. The engine can include a reheat combustor, which is disposed downstream of the first turbine, and a second turbine, which is disposed downstream of the... Agent: Rolls-royce Canada, Ltd.

20140250903 - Cogen heat load matching through reheat and capacity match: One example of a gas turbine engine may include a gas generator, a reheat combustor that is disposed downstream of the gas generator, and a power turbine that is disposed downstream of the reheat combustor and includes a plurality of nozzle guide vanes. The reheat combustor is configured to increase... Agent: Rolls-royce Canada, Ltd.

20140250905 - Method and apparatus for achieving a high efficiency in an open gas-turbine (combi) process: Method and apparatus for achieving high efficiency in an open gas-turbine process, in which a supercharger compresses air, which is burned together with a fuel in a first combustion chamber, which is followed by a first turbine, a second combustion chamber, a second turbine, and a preheating heat exchanger, in... Agent:

20140250906 - Method and apparatus for achieving a high efficiency in an open gas-turbine (combi) process: Method and apparatus for achieving high efficiency in an open gas-turbine process, in which a supercharger compresses air, which is burned together with a fuel in a first combustion chamber, which is followed by a first turbine, a second combustion chamber, a second turbine, and a preheating heat exchanger, in... Agent:

20140250907 - Gas turbine fuel injector with metering cavity: A fuel injector for a gas turbine engine may include a flow path for a fuel-air mixture extending longitudinally through the fuel injector, and a fuel gallery extending circumferentially around the flow path. The fuel gallery may be adapted to inject a liquid fuel into the flow path. The fuel... Agent: Solar Turbines Incorporated

20140250908 - Systems and methods for controlling combustion of a fuel: Systems and methods for controlling the composition of a combustion exhaust gas are provided.... Agent: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

20140250909 - Series battery start controller: A series battery start controller for starting an aircraft turbine engine and method thereof is provided, wherein the battery series start controller connects two batteries in series when an aircraft engine starter is engaged to provide a higher voltage to start the aircraft engine and to provide adequate operational voltage... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

20140250910 - Thermal stress reduction in aircraft motor controllers: A thermal stress reduction method includes ramping an electric power generator to start an aircraft engine, for a time period associated with the aircraft engine start sequence toggling a three-level inverter switch array to a three-level pulse width modulation mode, determining if a first time interval in the three-level pulse... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

20140250911 - Power generation and lng production: The present techniques are directed to a system and method for generating power and producing liquefied natural gas (LNG). The system includes a power plant configured to generate power, wherein an exhaust gas from the power plant provides a gas mixture including nitrogen and carbon dioxide. The system also includes... Agent:

20140250913 - Method for operating a combined-cycle power plant: Method for operating a combined-cycle power plant is provided. The plant includes at least a gas turbine and at least a steam power generation system. The plant activates at least one electric generator connectable to an electric grid, wherein the gas turbine includes a compressor. The steam power generation system... Agent:

20140250912 - Processing exhaust for use in enhanced oil recovery: A method for generating steam for hydrocarbon production is provided. The method includes producing steam using heat from an exhaust stream from a gas turbine system. A water stream is condensed from combustion products in the exhaust stream, and the water stream is used as a make-up water for production... Agent:

20140250914 - Starter motor shared lubrication system: A starter motor has a housing. The housing receives the starter motor and a plurality of locations to receive lubricant. The lubricant supply system shares a lubricant source with a main gas turbine engine to be started by the starter motor. The lubricant supply system has a shutoff valve. The... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

20140250915 - Centerline support bar for steam turbine component: A centerline support bar for steam turbine component assembly, installation, and/or alignment is disclosed. In one embodiment, the support bar includes a body portion configured to be disposed across a centerline of a steam turbine, the body portion configured to transversely connect to a steam turbine component; and a first... Agent: General Electric Company

20140250916 - System and method for aligning a gas turbine engine: A system and method for aligning a gas turbine engine. The system and method includes installing an alignment mount, determining whether the gas turbine engine is aligned and/or in a sufficiently aligned condition, and modifying a vertical position of the gas turbine engine at the alignment mount in response. The... Agent: Solar Turbines Incorporated

20140250917 - Combustion chamber heat shield and seal assembly and a method of manufacturing a combustion chamber heat shield and seal assembly: A gas turbine engine combustion chamber heat shield and seal assembly comprises a heat shield and a seal. The heat shield has an aperture and the seal is located in the aperture in the heat shield. The seal comprises an annular member having an upstream end, a middle and a... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC

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