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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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