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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20140216012 - Integrated fuel catalyst monitor: A method is provided for monitoring an emission device coupled to an engine. In one example approach, the method comprises: following a deceleration fuel shut-off duration, indicating degradation of the emission device based on an amount of rich products required to cause a sensor to become richer than a threshold.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  
07/31/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
  
07/24/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140202130 - Multi-color pyrometry imaging system and method of operating the same: A multi-color pyrometry imaging system for a high-temperature asset includes at least one viewing port in optical communication with at least one high-temperature component of the high-temperature asset. The system also includes at least one camera device in optical communication with the at least one viewing port. The at least... Agent: General Electric Company

20140202131 - Plasma micro-thruster: A plasma micro-thruster, including: an elongate and substantially non-conductive tube having a first end to receive a supply of propellant gas, and an open second end to act as an exhaust; first, second, and third electrodes extending circumferentially around the tube and being mutually spaced along a longitudinal axis of... Agent:

20140202132 - High performance liquid rocket propellant: Disclosed is a process of fueling a rocket engine or air-breathing engine for a hypersonic vehicle with a high performance hydrocarbon fuel characterized by a hydrogen content greater than 14.3% by weight, a hydrogen to carbon atomic ratio greater than 2.0 and/or a heat of combustion greater than 18.7 KBtu/lb.... Agent: Johann Haltermann Limited

20140202133 - Gas turbine engine mid turbine frame with flow turning features: A gas turbine engine includes first and second stages having a rotational axis. A circumferential array of airfoils is arranged axially between the first stage and the second stage. At least one of the airfoils have a curvature provided equidistantly between pressure and suction sides. The airfoils extend from a... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140202134 - Method for controlling a heat recovery device in an internal combustion engine: A method for controlling a heat recovery device in an internal combustion engine, in particular, for a motor vehicle. The heat recovery device is provided with a circuit for a working medium having an evaporator of an expansion machine that is arranged in an exhaust gas flow path of the... Agent:

20140202136 - Exhaust gas treatment device, method for processing exhaust gas, and motor vehicle: The invention relates to an exhaust-gas treatment device for processing exhaust gas from a combustion aggregate, especially a diesel engine. Moreover, the present invention relates to a method for processing exhaust gas from a combustion aggregate by means of selective catalytic reaction, and it also relates to a motor vehicle... Agent:

20140202135 - Methods and systems for humidity detection via an exhaust gas sensor: Various methods and system are described for determining ambient humidity via an exhaust gas sensor disposed in an exhaust system of an engine. In one example, a reference voltage of the sensor is modulated between a first and second voltage during non-fueling conditions of the engine. The ambient humidity is... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140202137 - Control device for internal combustion engine with turbo supercharger: An object of the present invention is to control a supercharge pressure in such a manner as not to interfere with warming-up of an exhaust gas purifying catalyst, in an internal combustion engine with a turbo supercharger. To this end, a control device for an internal combustion engine with a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140202138 - Exhaust gas purification device for internal combustion engine: The invention relates to an exhaust control device of an engine (10) comprising a catalyst (45) in an exhaust passage (40). In this invention, the active element transforms as a solid solution in the carrier when a catalyst temperature is higher than or equal to a predetermined solid solution temperature... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140202139 - Hydrocarbon delivery apparatus: An apparatus for controlling hydrocarbon delivery in an exhaust gas processing system of an engine that includes a heat generating device and a DPF, comprising a fuel injector and a control manifold, which has a pressure chamber holding compressed air for separating hydrocarbon from exhaust gas, and is fluidly connected... Agent:

20140202140 - Pre-turbocharger catalyst: Embodiments of a pre-turbo catalyst positioned within a turbine in a turbocharger of an engine are disclosed. In one example approach, a turbocharger for an engine comprises a turbine and a catalyst substrate mounted directly within the turbine.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140202141 - Mixing device for an exhaust system of a vehicle: A mixing device for an exhaust system of a vehicle includes an inlet pipe, through which exhaust gas can enter a mixing chamber of the mixing device, and an outlet pipe for the exhaust gas to leave the mixing chamber. The inlet pipe and the outlet pipe form an angle.... Agent: Daimler Ag

20140202142 - Diesel exhaust fluid tank for an off-road vehicle: A diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank for an off-road vehicle including a first conduit channel molded into an exterior surface of the DEF tank, at a first depth, in which the first conduit channel is configured to guide a first conduit along the exterior surface of the DEF tank. The... Agent: Cnh America LLC

20140202143 - Cylinder head: A cylinder head capable of improving a productivity of a cylinder head having an exhaust collecting portion and improving a cooling efficiency of the exhaust collecting portion is disclosed. An exhaust collecting portion 9 is surrounded by an upper side flow passage portion 15, a lower side flow passage portion... Agent: Suzuki Motor Corporation

20140202144 - Combined pump and energy recovery turbine: The combined pump and energy recovery turbine includes at least one fluid flow pressurizing a sliding vane pump and a sliding vane energy recovery turbine that recovers energy from a second fluid flow, such as the brine discharge from an RO seawater desalination system. A cylindrical rotor has two sliding... Agent: Kuwait University

20140202145 - Control device and control method of electric booster: A control device and a control method of an electric booster include an assist function by an electrical actuator. An input piston of the electric booster moves along an axial direction within the booster piston in response to an operation of a brake pedal. During a brake operation, the control... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140202146 - Method for operating a wave energy converter: A method for operating a wave energy converter for converting energy from a wave motion of a fluid into a different form of energy includes at least one rotor and at least one energy converter that is coupled to the at least one rotor. A first torque that acts on... Agent: Robert Bosch Bmbh

20140202147 - Heat engine with high efficiency attributable to temperature responsive equilibrium reactions and method for optimization: Heat engines perform a thermodynamic cycle, making use of working fluid which increases pressure and/or volume in response to temperature, resulting in the transformation of heat into useful work. The present invention makes use of a particular type of working fluid that undergoes one or more reversible chemical reactions in... Agent:

20140202148 - Actuator: The invention refers to an actuator with a movable controlling element (7), a wire-shaped SMA element (2) for moving the controlling element in one direction, on whose at least one wire end (3) a connector (4) having a contact surface (13) and made of an electrically conductive material has been... Agent: Actuator Solutions Gmbh

20140202149 - Waste heat recovery system for controlling egr outlet temperature: An engine system and various methods for controlling the outlet temperature of an EGR stream before entering an engine intake system are disclosed. In a system and the various methods, an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve is positioned within an EGR passage fluidly connecting an engine exhaust stream and an... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company LLC

20140202150 - Reciprocating exhaust mechanism for energy recuperation and gas recirculation: The reciprocating piston of an exhaust pressure wave charger for a combustion engine has an integrated hydraulic piston and an air piston transferring exhaust gas energy into mechanical power and provides exhaust gas for the combustion chamber. The fluid communication between hydraulic piston and hydraulic circuit is controlled by valves... Agent:

20140202153 - Method of improving nitrate salt compositions by means of nitric acid for use as heat transfer medium or heat storage medium: Method of maintaining or widening the long-term operating temperature range of a heat transfer medium and/or heat storage medium comprising a nitrate salt composition selected from the group consisting of alkali metal nitrate and alkaline earth metal nitrate and optionally alkali metal nitrite and alkaline earth metal nitrite, wherein the... Agent: Basf Se

20140202154 - Renewable energy system: An integrated renewable energy system is provided for a tall multi-story building including solar, wind, and hydrogen subsystems. The solar subsystem includes a plurality of photovoltaic panels to produce a first source of electrical energy and a concentrated solar thermal system for producing a second source of electrical energy. The... Agent:

20140202155 - Solar thermal electric power generation system: A solar thermal electric power generation system using heating medium that undergoes phase change between liquid phase and vapor phase, including a Fresnel type heat collectors for heating the heating medium by solar thermal energy, a gas turbine generating device for generating electric power while discharging exhaust gas, a heating... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140202151 - Hybrid air-cooled condenser for power plants and other applications: A hybrid air-cooled condenser system. The system may be provided by converting one among the many air-cooled condensers or condenser bays of a conventional condenser system to an evaporative cooler or condenser. The evaporative condenser may be plumbed in the condenser system to be in series in the vapor path... Agent: Alliance For Sustainable Energy, LLC

20140202152 - Cold state engine for utilising air thermal energy to output work, refrigeration and water: A cold state engine utilising air heat energy to output work, refrigeration and water, includes a first cycle and a second cycle. The first cycle comprises of vaporiser, expander, and working fluid pump. The second cycle includes a vaporiser, circulation pump, air heat exchanger. The two cycles are opera lively... Agent:

20140202156 - Steam power plant with an additional flexible solar system for the flexible integration of solar energy: A thermal power plant is described comprising a solar collector field and a heat storage to allow the use of the thermal energy collected by the solar field with a time delay for the production of electricity in the steam power plant.... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd

20140202157 - Thermal energy storage for combined cycle power plants: Thermal storage systems that preferably do not create substantially any additional back pressure or create minimal additional back pressure and their applications in combined cycle power plants are disclosed. In one embodiment of the method for efficient response to load variations in a combined cycle power plant, the method includes... Agent:

20140202158 - Gas turbine engine heat exchangers and methods of assembling the same: A heat exchanger assembly comprises a heat exchanger body including a first fluid circuit and a second fluid circuit. The first circuit includes a first bypass valve in flow communication with a first fluid circuit inlet channel. The first fluid circuit also includes a plurality of cooling channels in flow... Agent: Unison Industries, LLC

20140202160 - Gas turbine system with manifold: A system including a gas turbine engine, including a combustor configured to generate products of combustion, a turbine driven by the products of combustion from the combustor, a compressor having a compressor discharge leading into a chamber between the combustor and a compressor discharge casing, an extraction manifold coupled to... Agent: General Electric Company

20140202161 - Combustor and rotating machine: A combustor includes: a combustor basket configured to surround a fuel nozzle from an outer circumferential side, and a plurality of connecting members formed in a circumferential direction at intervals to connect a rear end of the combustor basket and a casing and configured to define a flow path through... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140202162 - Fuel efficient ultra-low emission and improved pattern factor colorless distributed combustion for stationary and propulsion gas turbine applications: Colorless distributed combustion (CDC) reactors or green combustion gas turbine combustors having a combustion chamber are presented for improved performance of gas turbine combustion engines. The combustors are configured and designed for providing a superior pattern factor (uniform thermal field in the combustion zone) and a reduction or complete elimination... Agent: University Of Maryland

20140202163 - Effusion plate using additive manufacturing methods: Additive manufacturing techniques may be utilized to construct effusion plates. Such additive manufacturing techniques may include defining a configuration for an effusion plate having one or more internal cooling channels. The manufacturing techniques may further include depositing a powder into a chamber, applying an energy source to the deposited powder,... Agent: General Electric Company

20140202164 - Gas turbine engine nozzle including housing having scalloped root regions: A gas turbine engine exhaust nozzle comprises a housing having an aft end that terminates in a row of chevrons. At least one surface of the housing has scalloped root regions proximate bases of adjacent chevrons. The scalloped root regions have a reduced thickness relative to the rest of the... Agent:

20140202165 - Oxidizing fuel in multiple operating modes: A fuel oxidizer system is operated in a first operating mode. In the first operating mode, a mixture that includes fuel from a fuel source is compressed in a compressor of the fuel oxidizer system; the fuel of the compressed mixture is oxidized in a reaction chamber of the fuel... Agent: Ener-core Power, Inc.

20140202166 - Method of operating a gas turbine for reduced ammonia slip: Described herein are methods of operating a gas turbine engine (12) for reduced ammonia slip. An exemplary method (100) includes operating (102) the engine over a range of power output levels; controlling (104) a mass flow of NOx produced in exhaust (19) of the engine to be within 10% over... Agent:

20140202167 - Power generation system: The power generation system includes a fuel cell that generates electric power using a fuel gas, a gas turbine including an air compressor, a combustor, and a turbine, an exhaust fuel line that introduces an exhaust fuel gas discharged from the fuel cell into the combustor, a branch exhaust fuel... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140202168 - Continuous ring composite turbine shroud: A composite annular shroud supported by a support assembly including at least one ring and at least partially disposed within the ring. The shroud is biased against and in sealing engagement with an inner flange of the ring. A three ring assembly includes the inner ring disposed radially inwardly of... Agent:

20140202169 - Assembly formed by a turbine engine and a system for attaching it to an aircraft structure: In an assembly including a bypass turbine engine and an attachment system attaching the turbine engine to an aircraft structure, the attachment system includes a mast, at least two rear attachments connecting the mast to two rear attachment points of the turbine engine, and a rear covering covering the rear... Agent: Snecma

20140202170 - Composite articles and methods: An article has a polymeric substrate and a coating system. The coating system includes a metallic plating and a polymeric coating atop the metallic plating. The metallic plating has a thickness of at least 0.05 mm.... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

  
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20140196434 - Shroud for sealing conduit feed-through: A system has a surface intended to separate two chambers within the system. The surface has an aperture for allowing passage of at least one communication conduit. A shroud is positioned on the surface at the aperture, and has at least two portions defining a central opening to allow the... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140196432 - The tesla twin turbines combustion engine module: A new type of engine module is described based on the Tesla turbine. Our Tesla Twin Turbines Combustion Engine Module comprises of two Tesla turbines welded together, forming a combustion chamber in between. The combustion chamber includes an air-fuel mixture inlet and an ignition inlet. Fuel-air mixture is injected through... Agent:

20140196433 - Gas turbine engine component platform cooling: A component for a gas turbine engine according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a platform having an outer surface and an inner surface that axially extend between a leading edge portion and a trailing edge portion. At least one augmentation feature is disposed... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140196435 - Space impulse drive: c

20140196436 - Operation stabilization method and operation stabilization apparatus for supersonic intake: An object of the present invention is to provide a technique of enlarging a stable operating range of an intake in accordance with an operating condition of an engine without using a complicated control system so that a wide operating range of the engine can be covered. In an operation... Agent: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

20140196437 - Method for operating a static gas turbine, and intake duct for intake air of a gas turbine: An ambient air intake duct of a static gas turbine is provided, having at least one filter, which is arranged in the intake duct, for cleaning the ambient air (A) that can flow through the intake duct. A method for operating a static gas turbine which is equipped with a... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140196438 - Assembly and method for reducing nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons in exhausts of internal combustion engines: An assembly and method for reducing nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons in exhausts of internal combustion engines, wherein the exhaust is acted upon in a first stage catalytic converter. A first portion of the first stage catalytic converter output is cooled and a second portion of the catalytic converter... Agent: Tecogen, Inc.

20140196439 - Method and apparatus for reducing emissions and/or reducing friction in an internal combustion engine: A method and apparatus for reducing at least one of HC, CO, and NOx emissions from an operating internal combustion engine fueled by hydrocarbon or similar fuels, such as alcohols, wherein a portion of the internal combustion chamber has aluminum and/or titanium containing surfaces coated with a titanium dioxide coating... Agent: Henkel Ag & Co.kgaa

20140196440 - Reductant aqueous solution mixing device and exhaust aftertreatment device provided with the same: A mixing device includes: an elbow pipe attached to an outlet pipe of a filter device, the elbow pipe changing a flow direction of an exhaust gas flowing from the filter device; a straight pipe connected to a downstream side of the elbow pipe, the straight pipe extending in a... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140196441 - Reductant aqueous solution mixing device and exhaust aftertreatment device provided with the same: A mixing device includes: an elbow pipe attached to an outlet pipe of a filter device, the elbow pipe changing a flow direction of an exhaust gas flowing from the filter device; a straight pipe connected to a downstream side of the elbow pipe, the straight pipe extending in a... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140196442 - Reductant aqueous solution mixing device and exhaust aftertreatment device provided with the same: A mixing device includes: an elbow pipe attached to an outlet pipe of a filter device; a straight pipe connected to a downstream side of the elbow pipe; and an injector attached to the elbow pipe and injecting a reductant aqueous solution into an inside of the elbow pipe toward... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140196443 - Fuel dispensing system with heating system: Embodiments of a heating system maintains the temperature of a fuel additive (e.g., AUS32) at and/or above freezing temperature to avoid crystallization. The heating system can form a fluid circuit with one or more coaxially arranged sleeves disposed about hoses that transport the additives. The fluid circuit can also include... Agent: Dresser Inc.

20140196444 - Reductant aqueous solution mixing device and exhaust aftertreatment device provided with the same: A mixing device of an exhaust aftertreatment device includes: an elbow pipe attached to an outlet pipe of a filter device; a straight pipe connected to a downstream side of the elbow pipe to extend in a direction intersecting an axial line of the outlet pipe; and an injector attached... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140196445 - Hybrid vehicle control device and hybrid vehicle: In controlling a hybrid vehicle, an internal combustion engine and an electric motor are controlled such that, when a power request is received while traveling with an operation of the internal combustion engine stopped and a requested power required for traveling is higher than a predetermined power, the operation of... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140196446 - Generation of renewable energy from mass air flow: Systems and methods for generating reliable renewable energy using mass airflow generated from the vertical and/or horizontal movement of transport equipment, such as elevator cars. For example, elevator cars inside an elevator shaft may be used to generate renewable and reliable energy. Micro wind turbine devices strategically placed in the... Agent:

20140196447 - Hydraulic circuit for transmissions: The CVT 1 includes a part to be lubricated and a hydraulic control part for controlling transmission. The hydraulic circuit for transmissions includes a first hydraulic oil pathway for supplying oil from the pump apparatus to the hydraulic control part, and a second lubricating oil pathway for supplying oil containing... Agent: Mikuni Corporation

20140196448 - Hydraulic control apparatus and method: A hydraulic control apparatus is disclosed that controls a hydraulic pump in a construction machine in which a hydraulic actuator is connected to the hydraulic pump via a directional control valve of a closed center type, and in which a position of the directional control valve is changed according to... Agent: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140196449 - Hydraulic drive circuit: A hydraulic drive circuit using a variable displacement bi-directional pump with two (2) two speed motors enabling drive torque variation as required compensating for a changing load distribution on a machine encountering varying weight distributions at the two drives resulting from operating on slopes.... Agent:

20140196450 - Electric generator powered by bucket conveyor driven by massive buoyant objects: An electric generation system includes a plurality of connected water filled chambers, each having a pivoting door that sequentially covers and exposes an access port through which buoyant objects travel to an ascending water filled tube leading to a bucket conveyor that drives a generator. The pivoting doors are synchronized... Agent:

20140196451 - Wave energy extraction device and method: A wave energy extraction device (or paddle) for converting wave energy into mechanical motion is curved in the horizontal plane, with a concave side (11) facing the incoming waves to increase energy capture and a convex side (12) on the lee side to reduce energy dissipation. The concave surface is... Agent: Zyba Renewables Limited

20140196452 - Multi-stage double-acting traveling-wave thermoacoustic system: The present invention provides a multi-stage double-acting traveling-wave thermoacoustic system, comprising three elementary units, each elementary unit comprises a linear motor and a thermoacoustic conversion device; the linear motor comprises a piston and a cylinder, the piston can perform a straight reciprocating motion in the cylinder; each thermoacoustic conversion device... Agent: Lihan Thermoacoustic Technologies (shen_zhen) Co., Ltd.

20140196453 - Reservoir tank of brake master cylinder: Disclosed herein is a reservoir tank of a brake master cylinder. The reservoir tank includes a reservoir body to store oil therein, the reservoir body being provided with an oil introduction port, a filter interrupted by a fixing step arranged at a lower portion of the oil introduction port, and... Agent: Mando Corporation

20140196454 - Method and system for catalyst temperature control: Methods and systems are provided for controlling and coordinating control of a post-catalyst exhaust throttle and an EGR valve to expedite catalyst heating. By closing both valves during an engine cold start, an elevated exhaust backpressure and increased heat rejection at an EGR cooler can be synergistically used to warm... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140196455 - Dual energy solar thermal power plant: A design of a dual energy solar thermal power plant is proposed. It can be built on a piece of land where sunshine is abundant and the moisture in the air is relatively low. The desert corridor starting at Las Vegas and to the south is the best in the... Agent:

20140196456 - Storage energy generation method utilizing natural energy and generation system thereof: A storage energy generation method utilizing natural energy and a generation system thereof generates electricity through natural energy such as wind power or solar energy and then compresses air, or directly compresses air, then generates electricity to an electric grid through the compressed air which is deemed as a power... Agent: Beijing Xiangtian Huachang Aerodynamic Force Technology Research Institute Company Limited

20140196457 - Ceramic-to-metal turbine shaft attachment: A metallic-ceramic joint for a turbo-compressor spool is disclosed. A temperature-limited joint is moved from outside the bearings to between the bearings and near the center of the shaft joining the turbine and compressor. This placement can lower the temperature at and around the joint and reduces the sharp gradient... Agent: Icr Turbine Engine Corporation

20140196458 - Damping device and gas turbine combustor: In a damping device according to the present invention, a damping device 63 is mounted on a bypass pipe 61 that supplies an amount of high-pressure air to a combustor transition piece 33. The damping device 63 includes a fluid introducing unit 71 that forms a fluid introduction space B... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140196459 - High pressure, multiple metering zone gas turbine engine fuel supply system and method: A gas turbine engine fuel supply system includes a primary gear pump, a secondary gear pump, and a pump bypass valve. The primary gear pump always actively delivers fuel to the downstream fuel system, and is sized to supply 100% of the burn flow needed at a select low demand... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140196460 - Ramjet including a detonation chamber and aircraft comprising such a ramjet: The invention relates to a ramjet including a detonation chamber and an aircraft comprising such a ramjet. According to the invention, the ramjet (S1) comprises an annular detonation chamber (2) having a continuous detonation wave and fuel injection means (6) for continuously injecting fuel (F2) directly into the chamber (2)... Agent: Mbda France

20140196461 - Detecting flashback by monitoring engine-dynamic spikes: A tuning process is provided for dynamically tuning a gas-turbine (GT) engine to correct for flashback events without directly measuring occurrences of the flashback events at the GT engine. Initially, readings are taken that measure low-frequency dynamics at the GT engine. A determination of whether flashback criteria are met by... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd.

20140196463 - High efficiency, high pressure gas turbine engine fuel supply system and method: A gas turbine engine fuel supply system includes a primary gear pump and a secondary gear pump. The primary gear pump always actively delivers fuel to the downstream fuel system, and is sized to supply 100% of the burn flow needed at a select low demand condition. The secondary gear... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140196464 - System and method for protecting components in a gas turbine engine with exhaust gas recirculation: A system includes a gas turbine engine that includes a turbine section having one or more turbine stages between an upstream end and a downstream end, an exhaust section disposed downstream from the downstream end of the turbine section, and a fluid supply system coupled to the exhaust section. The... Agent: General Electric Company

20140196462 - Systems and methods for implementing engine cycle count: Systems and methods for implementing engine cycle counts are disclosed. One method may include determining, by at least one processor, a plurality of cycles associated with an engine; determining a category, by at least one processor, for each of the plurality of cycles based at least in part on an... Agent: General Electric Company

20140196465 - Lean-rich axial stage combustion in a can-annular gas turbine engine: An apparatus and method for lean/rich combustion in a gas turbine engine (10), which includes a combustor (12), a transition (14) and a combustor extender (16) that is positioned between the combustor (12) and the transition (14) to connect the combustor (12) to the transition (14). Openings (18) are formed... Agent:

20140196466 - Methods and systems for operating gas turbine engines: Methods and systems for operating a gas turbine engine including a fuel delivery system and a plurality of combustor assemblies are provided. The fuel delivery system comprises a primary fuel circuit configured to continuously supply fuel to each of the plurality of combustor assemblies during a first mode of operation... Agent: General Electric Company

20140196467 - Oxidizing fuel: A mixture of air and fuel is received into a reaction chamber of a gas turbine system. The fuel is oxidized in the reaction chamber, and a maximum temperature of the mixture in the reaction chamber is controlled to be substantially at or below an inlet temperature of a turbine... Agent: Ener-core Power, Inc.

20140196468 - Combustion arrangement and turbine comprising a damping facility: A combustion arrangement for a turbine is provided including: a casing; a combustion chamber within the casing, an inner casing volume may be defined as a volume inside the casing but outside the combustion chamber; a partitioning wall partitioning the inner casing volume into first and second volume portions, the... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140196470 - Gas turbine engine buffer system: A gas turbine engine includes a compressor section, a combustor in fluid communication with the compressor section, a turbine section in fluid communication with the combustor, a fan section configured to be driven by the turbine section via a geared architecture, and a buffer system that communicates buffer air to... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140196469 - Low pressure compressor bleed exit for an aircraft pressurization system: An aircraft pressurization system, includes an auxiliary compressor for further compressing compressed air received from a low pressure compressor section of a gas turbine engine while the compressed air is below a predetermined pressure level; a bleed passage for fluidically connecting the auxiliary compressor to the low pressure compressor section;... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

20140196471 - Fan drive gear system flexible support features: A disclosed gear assembly support for a gas turbine engine includes a first portion configured for attachment to a case of the gas turbine engine and a second portion configured for supporting a gear assembly. The support further includes a snap portion defining a fit within the case. The snap... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140196472 - Geared turbofan gas turbine engine architecture: A gas turbine engine typically includes a fan section, a compressor section, a combustor section and a turbine section. A speed reduction device such as an epicyclical gear assembly may be utilized to drive the fan section such that the fan section may rotate at a speed different than the... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140196473 - Geared turbofan gas turbine engine architecture: A gas turbine engine typically includes a fan section, a compressor section, a combustor section and a turbine section. A speed reduction device such as an epicyclical gear assembly may be utilized to drive the fan section such that the fan section may rotate at a speed different than the... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

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