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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 03/06/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20140060002 - Regenerative turbine for power generation system: Disclosed is a power generation system and method. The system includes a combustor, and a turbine driven by products of the combustor. The turbine includes at least one disk supporting a plurality of airfoils, and the airfoils each have an internal passage formed therein. The system further includes a passage... Agent:
20140060003 - Turbomachine having a flow monitoring system and method of monitoring flow in a turbomachine: A turbomachine includes a turbine portion having a housing enclosing one or more turbine stages. Each of the one or more turbine stages includes a plurality of turbine buckets. The plurality of turbine buckets include an upstream portion and a downstream portion. A first sensor is mounted in the turbine... Agent: General Electric Company
20140060000 - Gas turbine engine with radial diffuser and shortened mid section: An industrial gas turbine engine (10), including: a can annular combustion assembly (80), having a plurality of discrete flow ducts configured to receive combustion gas from respective combustors (82) and deliver the combustion gas along a straight flow path at a speed and orientation appropriate for delivery directly onto the... Agent:
20140060001 - Gas turbine engine with shortened mid section: An industrial gas turbine engine (10) rated for at least 75 MW maximum output, including: a can annular combustion assembly (80); and a single rotor shaft (114); wherein a combustion section length (112) between a trailing edge (28) of a last row of compressor airfoils (20, 22) and a leading... Agent:
20140060004 - Tiltrotor vectored exhaust system: The exhaust system is located on each nacelle of a tiltrotor aircraft. The exhaust system includes a vector nozzle that is selectively rotatable in relation to each nacelle in order to achieve certain performance objectives. The vector nozzle can be oriented to provide maximum flight performance, reduce infrared (IR) signature,... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
20140060005 - Magnetic advanced generation jet electric turbine: Supersonic Magnetic Advanced Generation Jet Electric Turbine (S-MAGJET) described herein, and a subsonic derivative, MAGJET, integrate a gas power turbine, superconducting electric power and propulsion generation, and magnetic power flux field systems along with an ion plasma annular injection combustor which utilizes alternative petroleum-based fuel and combustion cycles to create... Agent:
20140060006 - Method and system for operating an engine turbocharger: A system and method for operating an engine turbocharger is described. In one example, the turbocharger is rotated in different directions in response to operating conditions. The system and method may reduce engine emissions.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140060007 - Apparatus and method for onboard performance monitoring of oxidation catalyst: An exhaust treatment system is disclosed that can diagnose the performance of an exhaust treatment oxidation catalyst in converting NO to NO2. The exhaust treatment system is fluidly coupled to an internal combustion engine, and includes an oxidation catalyst disposed in an engine exhaust stream; a reductant source for injecting... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140060008 - Method for operating a motor vehicle internal combustion engine with an exhaust particle filter: A method for operating a motor vehicle internal combustion engine with an exhaust system branch in which a wall-flow exhaust particle filter is arranged. An amount of ash and an amount of soot accumulated in the exhaust particle filter are continuously determined. An ash increase value characterizing an increase in... Agent: Daimler Ag
20140060010 - Method for the regeneration of a carbon particulate filter: Method for the regeneration of a carbon particulate filter 5 in a combustion engine arrangement 1 with a combustion engine 2 and an exhaust-gas aftertreatment device 3, wherein the combustion engine arrangement 1 is switched to a heating operation for increasing the exhaust-gas temperature, which is suitable, to heat the... Agent: Fev Gmbh
20140060011 - Method, system, and device for decontaminating polluted combustion gas using volcanic rock: The present disclosure encompasses methods and systems for decontaminating polluted gas using heated volcanic rock.... Agent: Mcguire Stove & Technologies, LLC
20140060009 - Secondary air introduction system and method for system operation: A vehicle system operation method is provided. The method comprises, during a first operating condition, increasing back pressure in a first exhaust conduit positioned upstream of a turbine and downstream of a first emission control device and during a second operating condition, reducing back pressure in the first exhaust conduit... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140060012 - Deterioration diagnosis device for oxidation catalyst: A deterioration diagnosis device for an oxidation catalyst includes: a multi-gas sensor disposed in an exhaust passage downstream of an oxidation catalyst, the multi-gas sensor including a NO2 sensor unit and a NOX sensor unit, the NO2 sensor unit directly detecting a NO2 concentration in exhaust gas after passing through... Agent: Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
20140060013 - Cycle piston engine power system: Disclosed is a cycle piston engine power system in which a compression ignition or spark ignition reciprocating piston engine is made non-emissive via a semi-closed cycle, in a manner which produces saleable CO2 product at pressure. The cycle piston engine power system can includes, among other elements, a piston engine... Agent: Enhanced Energy Group LLC
20140060014 - Electrically heated catalyst device having a variable resistance monolith: An exhaust gas treatment system for an internal combustion engine is provided and includes an exhaust gas conduit, a generator, an electrically heated catalyst (“EHC”) device, and a control module. The exhaust gas conduit is in fluid communication with, and is configured to receive an exhaust gas from the internal... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140060016 - Exhaust gas purification control device for an internal combustion engine: An exhaust gas purification control device for an internal combustion engine is provided with: a detection unit for detecting an air-fuel ratio or rich/lean state of exhaust gas that flows out of a first catalyst disposed at upstream side; estimating unit for estimating the oxygen adsorption amount on the first... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20140060015 - Fluid delivery apparatus with flow rate sensing means: A fluid delivery apparatus with a flow sensing means for delivering a first fluid into a second fluid. In a fluid delivery apparatus using a common rail method, which produces a pulsated flow, the flow sensing means generates sensing signals indicative of the flow rate and the temperature of the... Agent:
20140060018 - Hydraulic control system: A hydraulic control system includes an implement movable to perform an excavation cycle having a plurality of segments, a variable displacement motor configured to swing the implement at a desired speed during the excavation cycle, and a pump configured to pressurize fluid directed to drive the motor. The system further... Agent:
20140060025 - Hydraulic control system having electronic flow limiting: A hydraulic control system is disclosed for use with a machine. The hydraulic control system may have a tank, a pump, an actuator, and a control valve configured to direct fluid from the pump to the actuator and from the actuator to the tank. The hydraulic control system may also... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140060020 - Hydraulic control system having over-pressure protection: A hydraulic control system for a machine is disclosed. The hydraulic control system may have a tank, a pump configured to draw fluid from the tank and pressurize the fluid, an actuator, and a control valve configured to direct fluid from the pump to the actuator and from the actuator... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140060022 - Hydraulic control system having swing motor energy recovery: A hydraulic control system is disclosed for use with a machine. The hydraulic control system may have a tank, a pump, a swing motor, and at least one control. The hydraulic control system may further have an accumulator configured to receive fluid from and supply fluid to the swing motor,... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140060023 - Hydraulic control system having swing motor energy recovery: A hydraulic control system is disclosed for use in a machine. The hydraulic control system may have a work tool, a motor configured to swing the work tool, a tank, a pump configured to draw fluid from the tank and pressurize the fluid, and a control valve operable to control... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140060024 - Hydraulic control system having swing motor recovery: A hydraulic control system is disclosed for use with a machine. The hydraulic control system may have a tank, a pump, a swing motor, and at least one control valve configured to control fluid flow between the pump, the swing motor, and the tank. The hydraulic system may also have... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140060021 - Hydraulic control system having swing oscillation dampening: A hydraulic control system is disclosed. The hydraulic control system may have an input device to generate a first signal indicative of a desired swing motor movement, and a control valve configured to selectively pass fluid to the swing motor and drain from the swing motor to drive the swing... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140060019 - Integrated hydraulic supply pump: A hybrid electric drive system including a hydraulic power system for a hybrid powered vehicle which includes a transmission, and a combustion engine and an electric motor both mechanically coupled to the transmission to provide engine and/or motor drive power for the vehicle. A plurality of hydraulic circuits communicate with... Agent: Bae Systems Controls Inc.
20140060017 - Multi-orifice bypass for a hydraulic motor assembly: Apparatuses and systems that use a variable displacement motor-pump (VDMP) to control the position of a hose of an aerial refueling system are disclosed. At VDMP displacements greater than required to hold a position of the hose, the VDMP operates in a motor mode to retract the hose. For lesser... Agent: Federal Industries, Inc.
20140060027 - Systems and methods for reducing dead volume in compressed-gas energy storage systems: In various embodiments, dead space and associated coupling losses are reduced in energy storage and recovery systems employing compressed air.... Agent:
20140060026 - Work vehicle and work vehicle control method: A lock valve switching section switches a lock valve from a locked state to a released state when a lock member is switched from a locked position to a release position. An erroneous operation monitoring section maintains the lock valve in the released state when the pilot pressure is equal... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.
20140060028 - Pumped-storage power plant: A pumped storage power plant for a temporary reversible storage of energy, such as the energy available from wind power stations and/or photovoltaic systems that is fluctuating over time. The pumped storage power plant is designed as an underwater pumped storage power plant, wherein the ocean assumes the function of... Agent: Roentdek-handels Gmbh
20140060029 - Electropneumatic position regulator: The invention relates to an electropneumatic position controller having a controllable valve group (9, 10, 13) arranged in the position controller and having at least one valve (9, 10), by means of which in normal operation either compressed air supplied by means of a compressed air supply line (6) can... Agent:
20140060030 - Hydraulic accumulator health monitor: A system and method to diagnose the operational health of a hydraulic accumulator are provided. The system can include a hydraulic accumulator selectively coupled to a hydraulic actuator, such as a swing motor. The accumulator can be charged by movement of the actuator. A pressure sensor can be associated with... Agent:
20140060031 - Hydraulic control system having swing energy recovery: A hydraulic control system for a machine is disclosed. The hydraulic control system may have a tank, a pump, and a fluid actuator. The hydraulic control system may further have an accumulator configured to selectively receive pressurized fluid discharged from the fluid actuator and selectively supply pressurized fluid to the... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140060032 - Multiple function hydraulic system with a variable displacement pump and a hydrostatic pump-motor: A hydraulic system includes a first pump and a plurality of valves that control fluid flow from the first pump to several actuators. Variable source orifices in the control valves are connected in parallel between the first pump and a node, and variable bypass orifices in the control valves are... Agent: Husco International, Inc.
20140060033 - Pump housing for motor-vehicle hydraulic assemblies and the use thereof: In a pump housing of a motor-vehicle hydraulic assembly, on which at least two inlet-valve openings, at least two outlet-valve openings, at least one high-pressure control valve opening and at least one switchover-valve opening and a pressure-sensor connection are formed. The at least two inlet-valve openings are arranged in a... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140060034 - Electro-hydraulic control design for pump discharge pressure control: An electro-hydraulic control system manages speed of a hydraulic fan by using a solenoid to bias a three position pool of a control valve coupled to a hydraulic pump driving the fan. In a first position, the spool releases pressure on a de-stroke actuator of the pump and allows an... Agent: Capterpillar, Inc.
20140060035 - Implement with reduced hydraulic oil exchange: A folding implement frame having seven sections in a use position and nine sections when folded. The frame design allows a frame having a width of greater than 27 meters to be folded into a transport position having a width of less than eight meters and a height of less... Agent:
20140060036 - Compensating for incomplete reversal in mechanisms incorporating shape memory alloy wire: Shape memory alloy (SMA) actuating elements are commonly simpler and of lower mass than alternative actuator designs and may find particular application in the transportation industry. Such SMA-powered devices are usually reliable and long-lived but the phase transformations which occur in the SMA alloy and are responsible for its utility... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140060037 - Brake system master-cylinder seal: Master-cylinder seal housed in a groove around a piston has a core connected to three annular and concentric lips. The core rests against a side of the groove and has: a surface provided with an interior edge followed by a peripheral platter cut by at least one channel, and an... Agent:
20140060038 - Motor control device and vehicle brake hydraulic pressure control apparatus: A motor control device (a motor driver) for controlling, by a duty control, a current supplied to a motor includes a driving controller, an off controller, and a voltage acquiring section (an A/D conversion processor, a sampling section). The driving controller performs on/off control of the current supplied to the... Agent: Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
20140060039 - Turbocharger having compressor cooling arrangement and method: A compressor adapted to compress a working fluid includes a housing surrounding a compressor wheel and a backplate connected to the housing and enclosing the compressor wheel within an interior space of the housing. A cooling fluid conduit is fluidly connected between a cooled and compressed source of working fluid... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140060040 - Secondary air introduction system: Embodiments for heating an emission control device are provided. In one example, a method for a turbocharged engine comprises during an engine cold-start, delivering boosted air from downstream of a compressor into a wastegate duct coupled across a turbine and exothermically reacting a reductant with the boosted air upstream of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140060042 - Control methods and control apparatuses of internal-combustion engines: An internal-combustion engine has a turbo supercharger. A control apparatus calculates a fuel flow rate based on an injection quantity of fuel in the engine and a number of revolutions of the engine. The control apparatus calculates an upstream side pressure and temperature on an upstream side of a turbine... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
20140060041 - Internal combustion engine wastegate valve controller: A desired wastegate valve opening degree is set in accordance with a driving condition of an internal combustion engine; based on a detected rotation speed of the internal combustion engine and a set desired wastegate valve opening degree, it is determined whether or not supercharging for the internal combustion engine... Agent:
20140060043 - Internal combustion engine control apparatus: An object of the invention is to provide an internal combustion engine control apparatus that can restrain an EGR amount from becoming excessive, and restrain destabilization of combustion . . . . First, in response to a change of an operation condition, operation amounts of a plurality of actuators that... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140060044 - System and method for controlling fluid flow into and/or out of a catalytic heat exchanger based on a catalyst temperature: A system includes a heat exchanger and a fluid flow control module. The heat exchanger includes a substrate, a catalyst applied to the substrate, and fluid passages. Exhaust gas from an engine flows through the heat exchanger and a working fluid in the fluid passages absorbs heat from the exhaust... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140060045 - Turbo compounding hybrid generator powertrain: A turbo compounding internal combustion engine system includes an internal combustion engine and one or more valves for controlling a flow of an exhaust gas of the internal combustion engine. The system also includes a controller configured to monitor an operation mode of the internal combustion engine and responsively control... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140060046 - Thermal storage system and power generation system including the same: A thermal storage system 1 includes: heat transfer medium that absorbs the solar thermal energy; phase-change material 10a6 that is heat exchanged with the heat transfer medium; and first thermal storage tanks (stratified tanks 10a-10c) in which the phase-change material 10a6 is supported and through which the heat transfer medium... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd
20140060047 - Steam cycle system with thermoelectric generator: The present application provides a steam cycle system. The steam cycle system may include a source of steam, a steam turbine, a condenser, a steam turbine bypass system such that steam from the source of steam may bypass the steam turbine and be routed to the condenser, and one or... Agent: General Electric Company
20140060049 - Heat engine shuttle pump system and method: A heat engine including a novel method for transferring working fluid from the low pressure side of the cycle back to the high pressure side. The invention includes one or more transfer tanks connecting the condenser to the boiler. Each transfer tank is connected to the condenser by a fill... Agent:
20140060048 - Process and apparatus for generating work: The invention relates to a process and apparatus (10) for generating work, the apparatus (10) comprising at least one circuit for processing a working fluid in a thermodynamic cycle and mounted in a frame (11A) rotatable about an axis of rotation (12), the at least one circuit comprising, a compressor... Agent:
20140060050 - Organic rankine cycle for concentrated solar power system: Systems and methods for transforming solar energy into mechanical and/or electrical energy by using an ORC fluid in an ORC cycle configuration. The ORC cycle configuration includes a heat source that vaporizes the ORC fluid and an expander that expands the vaporized ORC fluid to produce the energy.... Agent: Nuovo Pignone S.p.a.
20140060051 - Thermoelectric energy storage system: A thermoelectric energy storage system and method are provided for storing electrical energy by transferring thermal energy to a thermal storage in a charging cycle, and for generating electricity by retrieving the thermal energy from the thermal storage in a discharging cycle. The thermoelectric energy storage includes a working fluid... Agent: Abb Research Ltd
20140060052 - Moisture separator reheater and nuclear power plant: One embodiment of a moisture separator reheater includes: heater headers that supply the heating fluid to heat transfer tube groups for heat exchange with the steam; partition plates that guide the steam from a moisture removal section to the heat transfer tube group and then to the heat transfer tube... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140060053 - Steam power plant and method of operating a steam power plant: A steam power plant with a steam turbine with a high pressure stage and a low pressure stage is provided. A first steam source provides a motive steam, and a second steam source provides a heating steam, wherein the motive steam and the heating steam have different qualities. A reheater... Agent:
20140060054 - Thermodynamic cycle optimization for a steam turbine cycle: Heat flow from a steam seal header could be used in a stage, such as a low pressure stage, of a steam turbine. However, the dump steam temperature from the steam seal header can be too high requiring removal of excess heat, typically through attemperation, before the dump steam is... Agent: General Electric
20140060055 - Metallurgical plant gas cleaning system and method of cleaning an effluent gas: A metallurgical plant gas cleaning system (5) comprises at least one gas cleaning unit (28), and a gas flow generating device (22) for generating a flow of effluent gas to be cleaned through the gas cleaning unit (28). The gas cleaning system (5) further comprises a heat exchanger (26) for... Agent: Alstom Technology, Ltd.
20140060056 - Rotational engine: The rotational engine assembly includes a housing defining a rotor interior. The housing defining an inlet and an outlet extending into the rotor interior. The housing further defining a vane cavity between the inlet and the outlet. A vane movably mounted to the housing to move into and out of... Agent: Jvf Energy Liberator 3 LLC
20140060058 - Gas turbine system having an evaporative cooler: A gas turbine system includes a compressor; a combustion chamber; a gas turbine; and an evaporative cooler. The evaporative cooler includes a plurality of cooling elements, a flow channel, and a feed device. The plurality of cooling elements are arranged in the flow channel. The feed device supplies a liquid... Agent:
20140060057 - Method and apparatus for heating liquid fuel supplied to a gas turbine combustor: A method of heating liquid fuel upstream of a combustor in a system where compressor discharge air is cooled before being supplied to fuel nozzles in the combustor includes the steps of passing the compressor discharge air through a heat exchanger in heat exchange relationship with the liquid fuel to... Agent: General Electric Company
20140060059 - Fuel delivery system with a cavity coupled fuel injector: A fuel injection system for a gas turbine engine includes a fuel delivery conduit, a nozzle block with a nozzle aperture, and a cavity block with a cavity. The nozzle aperture has a first cross sectional area, and injects fuel received from the fuel delivery conduit into the cavity. The... Agent:
20140060060 - Burner arrangement: The invention refers to burner arrangement for producing hot gases to be expanded in a gas turbine, including a burner inside a plenum, where the burner has means for fuel injection, means for air supply and means for generating an ignitable fuel/air mixture inside the burner, and a combustion chamber... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd
20140060064 - Method of increasing electricity output during high demand: The present disclosure relates to a method of operating a combined cycle power generating system. The method includes combusting a fuel in a gas turbine, generating electricity and a steam of flue gas, producing a stream of steam in a heat recovery steam generator, producing a stream of concentrated carbon... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd
20140060062 - Method, apparatus and system for controlling swirl of exhaust in a gas turbine: Change in swirl of gas turbine exhaust gases at off-design conditions is a key driver of exhaust diffuser inefficiency that adversely impact the gas turbine performance. Conventional ways to control swirl such as blowing, suction, and vortex generation are undesirable since they require parasitic power, are complex to design, and... Agent: General Electric Company
20140060061 - Systems and methods for removing impurities from heavy fuel oil: The present application provides a fuel delivery system for use with a flow of heavy fuel oil for a gas turbine engine. The fuel delivery system may include one or more fuel lines in communication with the gas turbine engine and a magnesium mixing system positioned upstream of the one... Agent: General Electric Company
20140060063 - Systems and methods for suppressing combustion driven pressure fluctuations with a premix combustor having multiple premix times: A combustor having a combustion chamber is provided with an external flow sleeve and a combustor liner surrounding the combustion chamber. A plurality of flow channels are provided on the combustor liner and a plurality of nozzles are disposed at predetermined locations on the flow channels. The locations of the... Agent: General Electric Company
20140060066 - Method for operating a gas turbine in the case of load shedding, a device for controlling the operation of a gas turbine and a power plant: A method is provided for operating a gas turbine in the event of load shedding and/or rapid shutdown. The method includes operating the gas turbine by the combustion of fuel in a combustion chamber of the gas turbine with the addition of combustion air via an air passage, and driving... Agent:
20140060065 - Systems and methods for accelerating droop response in a combined cycle power plant: Systems and methods for accelerating droop response in a combined cycle power plant are provided. According to one embodiment if the disclosure, a system may include a controller and a processor communicatively coupled to the controller. The processor may be configured to receive frequency variation data associated with a frequency... Agent: General Electric Company
20140060068 - Method for operating a gas turbine engine including a combustor shell air recirculation system: During full load operation of gas turbine engine operation, a valve system is maintained in a closed position to substantially prevent air from passing through a piping system of a shell air recirculation system. Upon initiation of a turn down operation, which is implemented to transition the engine to a... Agent:
20140060067 - Power augmentation systems and methods for grid frequency control: The present application provides a combined cycle system. The combined cycle system may include a compressor water wash system in communication with a compressor and a water wash flow, a combustor water injection system in communication with a combustor and an injection flow, and a transient power augmentation system in... Agent: General Electric Company
20140060069 - Combustor including combustion nozzle and an associated method thereof: A combustor including a combustion nozzle. The combustion nozzle includes a mixing section and an exit section. The mixing section includes an air inlet, and a fuel inlet. The exit section includes a plurality of jets on an exit surface. The combustor further includes a combustion zone, including a combustion... Agent: General Electric Company
20140060071 - Cooled pilot fuel lance: A device for injecting fuel into a combustion chamber of a gas turbine is provided, having a distribution section to which a first fuel channel, a second fuel channel and an injection channel are coupled. The first fuel channel and the second fuel channel are arranged such that a) fuel... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20140060070 - Method and apparatus for increasing combustion efficiency and reducing particulate matter emissions in jet engines: Hydrogen and oxygen is produced by an electrolyzer from nonelectrolyte water in a nonelectrolyte water tank. The system utilizes an onboard diagnostic (OBD) interface in communication with the jet's control systems, to regulate power to the system so that hydrogen production for the jet engine only occurs when the jet... Agent: Hno Greenfuels, Inc.
20140060072 - Method of starting a gas turbine system: A method of starting a gas turbine system is provided. The method includes approximating a temperature of at least one turbine system component. Also included is selectively determining a flow rate for a fuel to be delivered to a combustor for combustion therein, wherein the flow rate is dependent upon... Agent: General Electric Company
20140060073 - Multiple point overboard extractor for gas turbine: The disclosed overboard extractor provides overboard extraction of compressor fluid at multiple extraction points. The overboard extractor includes multiple extraction manifolds and a delivery manifold for extracting the compressor fluid from the multiple extraction points. The overboard extractor also includes extraction valves and a delivery valve to control the extraction... Agent: General Electric Company
20140060074 - Systems and methods for driving an oil cooling fan of a gas turbine engine: Systems and methods for driving an oil cooling fan (36) of a gas turbine engine (10) during different modes of operation of the gas turbine engine (10) are described. A system may include a coupling device (40) configured to: transmit motive power from a power turbine shaft (22) of the... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
20140060075 - 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, and a buffer system. The buffer system can include a first circuit that supplies a first buffer supply air and a second circuit that... Agent: United Technologies Corporation
20140060076 - Antirotated piston rack: A valve skirt is connected to a shaft. The shaft extends in a rearward direction away from the skirt and has rack teeth at a location spaced away from the skirt. A tab is positioned between the skirt and the rack teeth, and has at least one flat surface. A... Agent:
20140060077 - Combustor: A combustor includes a breech end, a fuel nozzle connected to the breech end and extending downstream from the breech end, and a shroud that circumferentially surrounds the fuel nozzle inside the combustor. A support extends radially inside at least a portion of the shroud, and a flexible coupling is... Agent: General Electric Company
20140060078 - Combustor: A combustor includes a breech end, a plurality of fuel nozzles connected to the breech end and extending downstream from the breech end, and a shroud that circumferentially surrounds the plurality of fuel nozzles inside the combustor. A support extends radially inside at least a portion of the shroud. A... Agent: General Electric Company
20140060079 - Aeroengine arrangement: A core engine for a gas turbine engine, the core engine having a rotational axis, a casing and further comprises a gearbox assembly, a radial drive arrangement, pipes and connections and a connection structure; the radial drive arrangement drivingly connects the core engine to the gearbox assembly; the pipes and... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC
20140060082 - Combustor shell air recirculation system in a gas turbine engine: A shell air recirculation system for use in a gas turbine engine includes one or more outlet ports located at a bottom wall section of an engine casing wall and one or more inlet ports located at a top wall section of the engine casing wall. The system further includes... Agent:
20140060080 - Gas turbine engine aft bearing arrangement: An example gas turbine engine includes a turbine and first and second spools coaxial with one another. The first spool is arranged within the second spool and extends between forward and aft ends. The aft end extends axially beyond the second spool and supports the turbine. A housing is arranged... Agent:
20140060083 - Gas turbine engine aft bearing arrangement: An example gas turbine engine includes a turbine and first and second spools coaxial with one another. The first spool is arranged within the second spool and extends between forward and aft ends. The aft end extends axially beyond the second spool and supports the turbine. A housing is arranged... Agent: United Technologies Corpration
20140060081 - Singlet vane cluster assembly: A vane cluster for a gas turbine engine includes multiple singlet vanes and a forward wear liner connecting a forward edge of each singlet vane, thereby allowing the vane cluster to be manipulated as a single component.... Agent:
20140060084 - Gas turbine engine airfoil cooling circuit arrangement: A component for a gas turbine engine according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure including, among other things, an airfoil that extends between a leading edge and a trailing edge and a cooling circuit disposed inside of the airfoil. The cooling circuit includes at least one core cavity... Agent:02/27/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20140053529 - System and method for high efficiency power generation using a carbon dioxide circulating working fluid: The present invention provides methods and system for power generation using a high efficiency combustor in combination with a CO2 circulating fluid. The methods and systems advantageously can make use of a low pressure ratio power turbine and an economizer heat exchanger in specific embodiments. Additional low grade heat from... Agent: Palmer Labs, LLC
20140053530 - Fuel metering system electrically servoed metering pump: A fuel metering system for supplying fuel to load includes a variable displacement piston pump having an adjustable hanger that is movable to a plurality of positions. The variable displacement piston pump is configured to receive a drive torque and, upon receipt of the drive torque, to supply fuel to... Agent:
20140053528 - System and method for reducing combustion dynamics: A system and method for reducing combustion dynamics includes first and second combustors arranged about an axis, and each combustor includes a cap assembly that extends radially across at least a portion of the combustor and a combustion chamber downstream from the cap assembly. Each cap assembly includes a plurality... Agent: General Electric Company
20140053531 - Metallic wall hall thrusters: A Hall thruster apparatus having walls constructed from a conductive material, such as graphite, and having magnetic shielding of the walls from the ionized plasma has been demonstrated to operate with nearly the same efficiency as a conventional non-magnetically shielded design using insulators as wall components. The new design is... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20140053532 - Nacelle scoop inlet: A scoop inlet for use in a gas turbine engine nacelle has a scoop inlet, and a tab extending forwardly of the scoop inlet. The scoop communicates with a downstream flowpath. The tab has at least one opening at a location upstream of the scoop inlet. A nacelle and a... Agent:
20140053533 - Reverse flow gas turbine engine with thrust reverser: A gas turbine engine has an outer housing defining an exit nozzle at a downstream end of the engine. A fan is mounted at an upstream end of the engine, and rotates on a first axis. The nozzle is centered on the first axis. A core engine includes a compressor... Agent:
20140053536 - Diesel emissions control after-treatment systems and related method: A diesel emissions control system or diesel emissions control after- treatment (“DECAT”) system thermally stabilizes and catalyzes engine exhaust. The system generates substantial reduced volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”) and hydrocarbons (“HCs”), as well as selective catalytic reduction (“SCR”) of nitrogen oxides (“NOx”). The system treats exhaust gases rich in particulate... Agent: Dearborn Financial, Inc.
20140053535 - Method for monitoring a pressure sensor in a delivery and metering system for a reactant of a catalytic converter: A method is made available for monitoring a pressure sensor (18) in a pressure-controlled delivery and metering system for a liquid reactant of a catalytic converter, in particular of an SCR catalytic converter. The delivery and metering system is provided for delivering the reactant from a tank (10) and for... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140053534 - Method of determining doc regeneration cycle: Disclosed herein is a method of determining a DOC regeneration cycle of a vehicle, in which the DOC regeneration cycle is determined such that a rich fuel-air mixture is repeatedly and periodically applied to the DOC, and the regeneration of the DOC is accelerated, thereby improving the purification performance of... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140053537 - Air driven reductant delivery system: A dosing system for delivering reductant to an exhaust gas treatment system of an internal combustion engine using air driven hydraulic pumps for closed-loop controlling reductant pressure and a two-stage PWM control method for controlling dosing rate. Reductant residue in the dosing systems is purged by using compressed air after... Agent:
20140053538 - Reductant injection and mixing system: A gaseous reductant injection and mixing system is described herein. The system includes an injector for injecting a gaseous reductant into an exhaust gas stream, and a mixer attached to a surface of the injector. The injector includes a plurality of apertures through which the gaseous reductant is injected into... Agent:
20140053539 - Exhaust component mounting system: An exhaust treatment system including an exhaust passage in communication with an engine that produces an exhaust. An exhaust canister is coupled to the exhaust passage, and the exhaust canister supports a plurality of exhaust treatment components therein for treating the exhaust, wherein exhaust canister is removable from the exhaust... Agent:
20140053540 - Bracket for an after-treatment component: A bracket for connecting an after-treatment component to a frame is disclosed. The bracket may have a clevis connectable to the after-treatment component. The bracket may also have a front link coupler. The front link coupler may have a tang connected to the clevis. The front link coupler may also... Agent:
20140053541 - Vehicle energy storage system and method of use: Methods and systems for using compressed gas in a vehicle. The methods include generating mechanical energy by expanding stored compressed gas through a turbine-compressor and distributing the mechanical energy to the engine, motor-generator, or a wheel. The compressed gas vehicle system includes a flask connected to a turbine-compressor, which may... Agent: Chrysler Group LLC
20140053542 - Hydraulic servo-control of a servo-controlled gearbox: A hydraulic servo-control of a servo-controlled gearbox comprises hydraulic actuators defining chambers, a storing tank containing control fluid used by the actuators at room pressure, a hydraulic accumulator containing control fluid under pressure, a motor pump drawing the fluid from the tank and feeding it under pressure to the accumulator... Agent:
20140053543 - Hydraulic valve device: A hydraulic valve device includes a first and a second engine port to a double acting hydraulic motor, a pump, a hand valve which has two open positions, wherein in the first open position the pump is fluidly connected to the first engine port and the tank is fluidly connected... Agent: Nordhydraulic Ab
20140053544 - Heat engine system for power and heat production: A heat engine system comprises a first heat exchanger, an expander, a second heat exchanger and a valve assembly. The first heat exchanger is in fluid communication with a heat source for heating a working fluid therein. The expander is downstream the first heat exchanger and is in fluid communication... Agent: University Of Ontario
20140053545 - Electric brake control apparatus: It is an object to reduce noise leakage out of an apparatus, and improve reliability of an electric brake control apparatus. An electric brake control apparatus includes: a motor that includes a housing made of a conductive member; a control unit that performs drive control of the motor; and a... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20140053546 - Tandem master cylinder secondary piston and master cylinder equipped with such a secondary piston: A master cylinder having a primary piston and a secondary piston is described. The secondary piston is realized of plastic material; it is composed of a skirt and an end wall. The forward edge of the skirt is equipped with longitudinal slots intended to cooperate with the resupply seal to... Agent:
20140053547 - Twin independent boosted i4 engine: An engine receiving boost from a supercharger and/or a turbocharger compressor is provided, along with methods for its operation. The engine may include inline cylinders arranged on an engine block and an integrated exhaust manifold (IEM), where exhaust flow from inner cylinders is kept separate from exhaust flow from outer... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140053549 - Four-way exhaust gas valve: A four-way exhaust gas valve has a permanent inlet, a permanent outlet, a selectable inlet, a selectable outlet and a pivotable valve flap. The pivotable valve flap is arranged for switching between a first mode of operation, in which exhaust gas entering through the permanent inlet is guided directly to... Agent: Eberspaecher Exhaust Technology Gmbh & Co. Kg
20140053551 - Method and system adjusting an exhaust heat recovery valve: A method for adjusting an exhaust heat recovery valve is presented. In one embodiment, the method may control an amount of boost provided by a turbocharger to an engine.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140053548 - Systems and methods for a hydraulically actuated valve: Various methods and systems are provided for a hydraulically actuated engine valve. In one example, a method includes receiving an indication of a temperature of an exhaust flow exceeding a threshold temperature. The method further includes responsive to the indication, increasing a flow, in a hydraulically actuated valve system having... Agent:
20140053550 - Twin scroll turbocharger with egr takeoffs: Systems and methods for operating a twin scroll turbocharged engine with a junction configured to selectively control exhaust gas delivery to an exhaust gas recirculation system and a twin scroll turbine are provided.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140053552 - Adiabatic compressed air energy storage for automotive vehicle and energy storage method using the same: Provided are an adiabatic compressed air energy storage for an automotive vehicle and an energy storage method using the same, whereby a new vehicle function is provided by using available energy from the discharged and expelled energy generated from a driven automotive vehicle or available energy source outside an automotive... Agent: Korea Institute Of Energy Research
20140053553 - Nox emission control using large volume egr: An EGR system is disclosed for reducing NOx emissions and that may eliminate the need for a SCR system. The disclosed EGR system includes dual valves, including a hot EGR valve disposed in the exhaust manifold and a cold EGR valve disposed upstream of the intake manifold. A VGT turbine... Agent: Caterpillar, Inc.
20140053555 - Heat transfer tube repairing apparatus and method and steam generator: A heat transfer tube repairing apparatus including a wire that is flexible and is insertable into a heat transfer tube, a sleeve that is fixed to a predetermined position in the longitudinal direction of the wire, a pair of pressing members that is provided at the front and rear sides... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20140053554 - Power generation system having thermal energy storage: A power generation system includes a power generation module coupled to a thermal storage system via a heat transfer connection. The thermal storage system includes a heat storage medium contained in a storage tank. The thermal storage system is operable for receiving an energy input in the form of electrical... Agent:
20140053556 - Method and apparatus for combining a heat pump cycle with a power cycle: Method and Apparatus for Combining a Heat Pump Cycle With A Power Cycle. The working fluid for the heat pump cycle will be different than that for the power cycle.... Agent:
20140053557 - Maximizing value from a concentrating solar energy system: Systems, methods, and apparatus by which solar energy may be collected to provide electricity, heat, and/or cold are disclosed herein.... Agent: Cogenra Solar, Inc.
20140053558 - High efficiency thermodynamic system: An air-handling system selectively heats and/or cools a target space by circulating ambient air from the target space across a heat exchanger. The system operates along an air flow path having an inlet from the target space and an outlet back into the target space. Air-handling turbines or pumps are... Agent:
20140053559 - Near-wall roughness for damping devices reducing pressure oscillations in combustion systems: A damping device for reducing pressure oscillations in a combustion system includes at least a portion provided with a first, outer wall, a second, inner wall, an intermediate plate interposed between the first wall and the second wall. This intermediate plate forms a spacer grid to define at least one... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd
20140053560 - High efficiency power generation system and system upgrades: A thermal/electrical power converter includes a gas turbine with an input couplable to an output of an inert gas thermal power source, a compressor including an output couplable to an input of the inert gas thermal power source, and a generator coupled to the gas turbine. The thermal/electrical power converter... Agent: Hi Eff Utility Rescue LLC
20140053561 - Aircraft fuel cell system, aircraft and use of a synthetic fuel: An aircraft fuel cell system is provided. The system includes a fuel tank, a reactor for generating hydrogen gas from a fuel, a heating apparatus and a fuel cell. The reactor can process a synthetic fuel produced from biomass. The use, in an aircraft, of a synthetic fuel, produced from... Agent:
20140053562 - Press-fitting corrosion resistant liners in nozzles and casings: An apparatus and method for protecting an inner radial surface of a radial member of a turbomachine from corrosion are provided. The method may include shaping the inner radial surface of the radial member and a corresponding outer radial surface of a corrosion-resistant liner. The method may also include heating... Agent: Dresser-rand Company
20140053563 - Method for assembling a nozzle and an exhaust case of a turbomachine: A method for assembling a nozzle and an exhaust case of a turbomachine is disclosed. The exhaust case includes a hub and an outer ferrule connected to each other by a plurality of arms. The nozzle is attached to the outer ferrule of the exhaust case substantially at the trailing... Agent: Snecma
20140053564 - Liner bracket for gas turbine engine: A hanger for a gas turbine exhaust system includes an exhaust duct attachment structure associated with an exhaust duct and a liner attachment structure associated with a liner spaced radially inwardly of the exhaust duct. The exhaust duct attachment structure and the liner attachment structure cooperate to suspend the liner... Agent:
20140053566 - Method for mixing a dilution air in a sequential combustion system of a gas turbine: The invention relates a method for mixing a dilution air with a hot main flow in a sequential combustion system of a gas turbine, wherein the gas turbine essentially comprises at least one compressor, a first combustor which is connected downstream to the compressor The hot gases of the first... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd
20140053565 - System and method for processing greenhouse gases: A system for processing greenhouse gases including a collection subsystem configured to collect a gaseous mixture including carbon dioxide and methane, a combustion subsystem configured to combust the methane in the gaseous mixture and output a gaseous combustion effluent, wherein the combustion subsystem generates electrical energy, water and additional quantities... Agent: The Boeing Company
20140053567 - System and method for controlling a gas turbine engine generator set: A method for controlling a turbine engine generator set is disclosed. The method comprises: sensing an operating parameter indicative of a load increase on the turbine engine generator set; operating the turbine engine generator set in a first mode when the sensed operating parameter is within a predetermined range; and... Agent:
20140053568 - System and method for on line monitoring within a gas turbine combustor section: An on-line optical inspection and monitoring system is externally mounted to existing man way service access within the combustor housing. A replacement man way cover having an optical window is mounted to the combustor housing. One or more optical cameras are oriented so that the camera field of view (FOV)... Agent:
20140053569 - Method for mixing a dilution air in a sequential combustion system of a gas turbine: The invention concerns a method for mixing a dilution air with a hot main flow in sequential combustion system of a gas turbine, wherein the gas turbine essentially comprises at least one compressor, a first combustor which is connected downstream to the compressor, and the hot gases of the first... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd
20140053570 - Fuel fractionation using membrane distillation: A method for reducing emissions from an engine includes generating a light hydrocarbon fuel fraction and combusting the light hydrocarbon fuel fraction in place of the fuel. The light hydrocarbon fuel fraction is generated by heating the fuel and flowing the fuel through a plurality of hollow fiber superhydrophobic membranes... Agent: United Technologies Corporation
20140053571 - Seal for a perforated plate: A cooling circuit of a gas turbine passes an airflow through a combustor section that includes a plurality of mixing tubes for transporting a fuel/air mixture and a perforated plate including a plurality of impingement holes and a plurality of tube holes for accommodating the mixing tubes. The tube holes... Agent: General Electric Company
20140053572 - Gas turbine: A gas turbine provided with an air bleeder tube (1) that, during startup, bleeds a portion of the compressed air of a compressor from the compressor and discharged the bled air into a cylindrical exhaust duct (20), wherein the air bleeder tube (1) is disposed at a portion that does... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20140053573 - Hot gas expander inlet casing assembly and method: A gas turbine device includes an inlet casing and a stator diaphragm provided inside the inlet casing. The stator diaphragm has an integral inner stator shroud and an outer stator shroud and a plurality of stator vanes provided in a circumferential arrangement between the inner stator shroud and the outer... Agent:
20140053574 - System for remote vibration detection on combustor basket and transition in gas turbines: A gas turbine combustor vibration sensing system includes a non-contact reflective optical vibration sensor adapted for reflecting photons off of a component within the combustor with a photon source and receiving reflected photons with a photon detector. Exemplary combustor internal components include the combustor basket or transition. A vibration analyzer... Agent:02/20/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20140047814 - Drive unit, method for providing power, and use of a drive unit: A drive unit includes a combustion chamber for combusting a fuel/air mixture, and a fuel cell device, wherein the fuel cell device includes at least one fuel cell, which in each case includes an anode that is couplable to a fuel line, a cathode that is couplable to an air... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh
20140047815 - Load rejection for gas turbine: A gas turbine system includes a compressor, a fuel source, a combustor, and a turbine. The compressor is configured to compress air. The fuel source is configured to supply fuel to a plurality of fuel manifolds. The combustor is configured to receive the air from the compressor, to receive the... Agent: General Electric Company
20140047813 - Exhaust collector with radial and circumferential flow breaks: An exhaust collector having a radial inlet configured to receive exhaust gas in a radial direction, an outlet configured to deliver exhaust gas in and outlet direction, and an enclosure configured to collect the received exhaust gas into at least two circumferential counter flows, and route the collected exhaust gas... Agent: Solar Turbines Incorporated
20140047816 - Engine for use in an aerial vehicle: This invention relates to an engine (2) for use in aerial vehicle (1) including a rocket (9) and ram jet engine formed from an intake (8) and a combustion chamber (10). The rocket engine (9) includes an oxidiser combustion chamber (21) which exhausts through the combustion chamber (10). The engine... Agent: Grollo Aerospace
20140047817 - Ducting system for feeding air and exhaust gases to an internal combustion engine and for discharging the exhaust gases produced by the internal combustion engine from the internal combustion engine: In one embodiment, a ducting system comprises a feed duct for feeding air and exhaust gases to an internal combustion engine, a discharge duct for discharging the exhaust gases produced by the internal combustion engine from the internal combustion engine, in which one or more exhaust gas aftertreatment units are... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140047820 - Device and method for controlling urea injection system of diesel engine: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for controlling a urea injection system of a diesel engine. The apparatus (200) comprises: an operation condition parameter acquiring module (201), a control quantity determining module (202) and a drive signal determining module (203), wherein the operation condition parameter acquiring module (201) is... Agent: Weichai Power Co., Ltd.
20140047819 - Emissions treatment system with ammonia-generating and scr catalysts: Provided are emissions treatment systems for an exhaust stream having an ammonia-generating component, such as a NOx storage reduction (NSR) catalyst or a lean NOx trap (LNT) catalyst, and an SCR catalyst disposed downstream of the ammonia-generating catalyst. The SCR catalyst can be a molecular sieve having the CHA crystal... Agent: Basf Se
20140047818 - Low emission power generation systems and methods incorporating carbon dioxide separation: Methods and systems for CO2 separation in low emission power plants are provided. One system includes a gas turbine system that combusts a fuel and an oxidant in the presence of a compressed recycle stream to provide mechanical power and a gaseous exhaust. A purge stream is taken from the... Agent:
20140047821 - Urea solution reformer and exhaust gas purifier using same: Disclosed is a urea solution reformer and an exhaust gas purifier using the same, configured to heat a carrier gas supplied from a carrier gas source by a carrier gas heating unit (16), to inject the carrier gas heated by the carrier gas heating unit from a carrier gas injecting... Agent: Hino Motors Ltd.
20140047822 - Heat exchanger: A heat exchanger (7) for an exhaust system (5) of an internal combustion engine (1), includes a heating tube (16) for carrying hot exhaust gas and a cooling tube (17) for carrying a liquid cooling agent. A thermoelectric generator (13) generates an electric voltage from a temperature difference and is... Agent: Eberspacher Exhaust Technology Gmbh & Co. Kg
20140047823 - Microactuator using bubble growth and destruction: Disclosed is a microactuator using growth and destruction of bubbles including a first chamber provided with a heating plate installed at an exterior of a bottom surface of the first chamber to generate heat, and filled with a first liquid working fluid such that bubbles are caused, by heat, to... Agent: Korea Institute Of Energy Research
20140047824 - Electrohydraulic controller feedback system and method: An electrohydraulic controller feedback system and method including an electrohydraulic operator controller and a feedback mechanism is disclosed. An operator controls a machine hydraulic function using the electrohydraulic operator controller, the feedback system senses a property of the hydraulic function, and generates tactile feedback in the electrohydraulic operator controller based... Agent:
20140047826 - Fluid-flow control in energy storage and recovery systems: In various embodiments, compressed-gas energy storage and recovery systems feature one or more valves, which may be disposed within end caps of cylinder assemblies in which gas is expanded and/or compressed, for admitting fluid to and/or exhausting fluid from the cylinder assembly.... Agent: Sustainx, Inc.
20140047825 - Systems and methods for energy storage and recovery using compressed gas: The invention relates to methods and systems for the storage and recovery of energy using open-air hydraulic-pneumatic accumulator and intensifier arrangements that combine at least one accumulator and at least one intensifier in communication with a high-pressure gas storage reservoir on a gas-side of the circuits and a combination fluid... Agent:
20140047827 - Aeration in liquid reservoirs: Generally, example systems and methods for measuring aeration level of a liquid may involve measuring the pressure at two points in the liquid reservoir. The aeration level of the liquid in the liquid reservoir may be calculated based on the pressure differential between the two points in the liquid reservoir.... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140047828 - Torque converter hydraulic control system for an automatic transmission: A torque converter hydraulic control subsystem for a transmission is provided. The torque converter hydraulic control subsystem includes a source of pressurized hydraulic fluid that communicates with a torque converter clutch (TCC) regulation valve, a TCC control valve, and a lubrication boost valve. The torque converter hydraulic control subsystem is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140047829 - Braking system and method for regulating a pressure of a brake medium in a braking system: A braking system, in particular for a motor vehicle, including a braking force device having a brake booster for boosting a braking force and a brake pressure supply device for providing brake pressure with the aid of a brake medium, a braking device which may be acted on by pressure... Agent:
20140047830 - Optimized hydraulic control device for minimizing locking of a brake system in a two-wheeled vehicle: The present invention relates to a hydraulic control device for an antilock brake system, which is capable of maintaining a certain amount of braking performance even in the event of a disturbance or repeated use, by enabling the restriction of the displacement of a control bolt to a certain range.... Agent:
20140047831 - Dish-type stirling solar generator: A dish-type Stirling solar generator capable of running continuously day and night, including a dish-type Stirling solar generating set. The dish-type Stirling solar generating set includes a combustor, a position adjustment mechanism, and a bracket. The combustor includes an opening. The position adjustment mechanism is capable of adjusting the opening... Agent: Wuhan Kaidi Engineering Technology Research Institute Co., Ltd.
20140047833 - Method for controlling a variable charge air cooler: Embodiments for a charge air cooler are provided. In one example, an engine method comprises during a first mode, decreasing a volume of a charge air cooler in response to a compressor operation upstream of the charge air cooler. In this way, compressor surge may be prevented.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140047832 - Turbocharger system having an air-cooled wastegate actuator: A turbocharger system is provided herein. The turbocharger system includes a turbine positioned downstream of a combustion chamber, a turbine bypass conduit in fluidic communication with a turbine inlet and a turbine outlet, a wastegate positioned in the turbine bypass conduit, and an air-cooled wastegate actuator adjusting the position of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140047834 - Methods and system for control of a two-stage turbocharger: Various methods and systems are provided for regulating air flow through a two-stage turbocharger. In one embodiment, a method for an engine comprises, in response to a transient engine operating event, adjusting a provided amount of exhaust gas recirculation provided to an intake of the engine based on at least... Agent:
20140047835 - Turbocharger system having an air-cooled solenoid valve: A turbocharger system is provided. The turbocharger system includes a turbine positioned downstream of a combustion chamber and a turbine bypass conduit in fluidic communication with a turbine inlet and a turbine outlet. The turbocharger system further includes a wastegate positioned in the turbine bypass conduit, a wastegate actuator coupled... Agent:
20140047838 - Concentrated solar energy receiver: Solar energy receivers and methods of using the same are provided. The receiver includes a plurality of absorber members configured to absorb concentrated solar radiation. The plurality of absorber members define at least one fluid transport channel. The solar receiver also includes a plurality of structural plates, wherein each of... Agent:
20140047839 - Method for dimensioning a solar generation system, and the solar generation system obtained: Method for dimensioning a solar generation system and the solar generation system obtained, including a solar radiation heat absorber for a Stirling engine. The Stirling engine includes a head and a heat exchanger surrounding the head of the engine, the absorber having a cavity shaped so as to be joined... Agent: Deltae S.r.l.
20140047836 - System and method of capturing geothermal heat from within a drilled well to generate electricity: A closed-loop, solid-state system generates electricity from geothermal heat from a well by flow of heat, without needing large quantities of water to conduct heat from the ground. The present invention contemplates uses for depleted oil or gas wells and newly drilled wells to generate electricity in an environmentally-friendly method.... Agent: Pardev, LLC
20140047837 - Method of improving nitrite salt compositions 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 nitrite salt composition comprising, as significant constituents, an alkali metal nitrate or an alkaline earth metal nitrate or a mixture of alkali metal nitrate and alkaline earth metal nitrate... Agent: Basf Se
20140047840 - Steam flow control system: Systems and methods for model based steam flow control to and/or through a steam turbine component are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes: at least one computing device configured to control a steam flow in a power generation system by performing actions comprising: generating a flow model for the... Agent: General Electric Company
20140047841 - Pumping device using vapor pressure for supplying water for power plant: The present invention relates to a pumping device using vapor pressure for supplying water for a power plant, which uses the vapor pressure that is stored in a vapor generator used in the power plant to more quickly and readily supply water to the vapor generator without separately using a... Agent:
20140047843 - Platform cooling circuit for a gas turbine engine component: A component for a gas turbine engine according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a platform having a first path side and a second path side and a platform cooling circuit disposed on one of the first path side and the second path side... Agent:
20140047842 - Suction side turbine blade tip cooling: An airfoil for a gas turbine engine includes pressure and suction walls spaced apart from one another and joined at leading and trailing edges to provide an airfoil that extends in a radial direction. The airfoil has a cooling passage arranged between the pressure and suction walls that extend toward... Agent:
20140047844 - Gas turbine engine component having platform trench: A component for a gas turbine engine according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a platform that axially extends between a leading edge and a trailing edge and circumferentially extends between a first mate face and a second mate face and a trench disposed... Agent:
20140047845 - Combustor liner cooling assembly: A combustor liner cooling assembly includes a combustor liner defining a combustor chamber. Also included is a cover sleeve spaced radially outwardly from and at least partially surrounding an aft end of the combustor liner, the cover sleeve and the combustor liner defining a cooling annulus. Further included is at... Agent: General Electric Company
20140047846 - Turbine component cooling arrangement and method of cooling a turbine component: A turbine component cooling arrangement includes a combustor liner defining a combustor chamber, wherein the combustor liner includes an outer surface and an inner surface. Also included is a channel disposed along the outer surface, wherein the channel is configured to receive a cooling flow through at least one aperture... Agent: General Electric Company
20140047847 - Method to start up a combined cycle thermal plant for energy production from an off-state to an operational state: To start a combined cycle thermal plant for energy-production from an off-state to an operational state, once the minimum warm-up time of the steam turbine (ST) having been set, as well as the pressure of the warm-up steam, it is necessary to determine the steam optimum temperature to avoid stressing... Agent: Stamicarbon B.v.
20140047848 - Adjustable cable for exhaust duct liner hanger: A hanger for suspending a liner within an exhaust duct of a gas turbine engine exhaust system comprises a connector assembly, a cable and a bracket. The connector assembly is for connecting to an exhaust duct of the gas turbine exhaust system. The cable extends from the connector assembly and... Agent: United Technologies Corporation
20140047849 - Spherical button washer for exhaust duct liner hanger: A hanger for suspending a liner within an exhaust duct of a gas turbine engine comprises a bracket, a washer, a rod and a cap. The bracket is for connection to an exhaust duct liner of a gas turbine exhaust system. The washer is connected to the bracket at a... Agent: United Technologies Corporation
20140047850 - Assembly for mounting a turbine engine to an airframe: An assembly is provided for mounting a turbine engine to an airframe. The turbine engine extends along an axial centerline and includes an engine core mount and an engine exhaust mount. The assembly includes a thrust pin linkage connecting and extending axially between a core thrust pin and an exhaust... Agent: United Technologies Corporation02/13/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20140041358 - Gas cooler, gasification furnace, and integrated gasification combined cycle for carbon-containing fuel: Provided is a gas cooler for cooling a produced gas on a side from which the produced gas exits, the produced gas being produced by partially oxidizing and gasifying a carbon-containing fuel in a gasification furnace inside a pressure vessel. A distance (SL) between tubes of a tube bundle of... Agent:
20140041359 - Rapid startup heat recovery steam generator: A rapid startup heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) comprises a gas inlet, a high pressure section, an optional intermediate pressure section, an optional low pressure section, and a gas outlet. At least one of the pressure sections includes a vertical steam separator.... Agent:
20140041357 - Exhaust diffuser including flow mixing ramp for a gas turbine engine: A turbine exhaust diffuser for a gas turbine engine. The diffuser includes a flow ramp positioned on an ID flowpath boundary within a flowpath of the diffuser. The flow ramp extends circumferentially about the hub and includes a downstream, radially outward point that extends radially outward further from the ID... Agent:
20140041360 - Flow conducting assembly for cooling the low-pressure turbine housing of a gas turbine jet engine: A gas turbine jet engine having a main flow channel (20) and a housing structure (22) which radially surrounds this main flow channel, in which a housing gas flow flows in the same direction as the main flow in the main flow channel, the housing structure having a flow conducting... Agent:
20140041361 - System, apparatus and method for quick warm-up of a motor vehicle: A system for quick warm-up of a motor vehicle includes a housing, a heat collector, and a valve mechanism. The housing includes an input port and an output port, and defines a first exhaust flow path between the input port and the output port. The heat collector is in fluid... Agent: Cooper-standard Automotive, Inc.
20140041366 - Catalytic converter for the selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas of diesel engines: The present invention relates to a catalytic converter which comprises a molecular sieve and a mixed oxide, and to a method for the selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides in exhaust gases of diesel engines.... Agent: Umicore Ag & Co. Kg
20140041363 - Catalytic reduction of nox with high activity catalysts with acetaldehyde reductant: Methods and systems are provided for selective catalytic reduction of NOx with a low molecular low molecular weight aldehyde, e.g., acetaldehyde, as a reductant using a catalyst system including two catalysts. An exhaust stream containing an amount of NO from a combustion operation is provided. A portion of the exhaust... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company
20140041364 - Catalytic reduction of nox with high activity catalysts with nh3 reductant: Methods and systems for selective catalytic reduction of NOx with an ammonia reductant and a zeolite catalyst loaded with at least two metals selected from the group of tungsten, cobalt, and vanadium. An exhaust stream including NOx and a reductant stream including ammonia are provided to a catalytic reactor having... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company
20140041365 - Cross-linkable polyolefin composition for formed textured skin applications: A fuel reforming system, process, and device including a catalytic chamber and a heating chamber. The catalytic chamber, further including a fluid fuel intake and a gaseous fluid exit port and at least one heat exchanger for distributing heat between the heating chamber and the catalytic chamber. The catalytic chamber... Agent: Dow Global Technologies LLC
20140041368 - Heating of an exhaust gas aftertreatment system by dragging of an internal combustion engine with the aid of an electric motor: A method is introduced for heating an exhaust-gas aftertreatment system (15). The method has the following steps: detection of a necessity to heat (S1) the exhaust-gas aftertreatment system (15), and actuation (S5) of an electric motor (5) in such a way that the electric motor (5) drags the internal combustion... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140041362 - Method and system for regenerating a particulate filter: An engine system and method for operating an engine that includes a particulate filter is described. In one example, spark delivery to one or more engine cylinders is ceased while fuel is continued to be injected to the one or more cylinders to improve particulate filter regeneration. The system and... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140041367 - Operating method for a motor vehicle diesel engine having an exhaust emission control system: An operating method is provided for a motor vehicle diesel engine having an exhaust emission control system that includes a three-way catalytic converter and an SCR catalytic converter situated one behind the other in the flow direction of the exhaust gas. The diesel engine is operated, at least intermittently, with... Agent: Daimler Ag
20140041369 - Poka-yoke mounting system for an exhaust treatment device: An exhaust treatment system includes an exhaust treatment device having a stepped outer diameter. First and second clamps each include a stepped inner diameter such that the clamps engage the exhaust treatment device and other portions of the exhaust treatment system when the exhaust treatment device is properly oriented. The... Agent: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.
20140041370 - Exhaust treatment system for internal combustion engine: An exhaust treatment system for an internal combustion engine comprises an exhaust gas conduit configured to receive an exhaust gas from the internal combustion engine and to deliver the exhaust gas to an exhaust treatment device. A fluid delivery system is located upstream of the exhaust treatment device and is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140041371 - Engine: An engine includes an engine body and an exhaust pipe. The engine body includes a combustion chamber and an oil passage in which lubricating oil flows. The exhaust pipe includes an exhaust passage and an oil jacket. The exhaust passage is linked to the combustion chamber. The oil jacket is... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140041372 - Exhaust manifold for preventing condensate and gas leakage in engine: The present invention relates to an exhaust manifold for preventing condensate and gas leakage in an engine, and more particularly, to an exhaust manifold for preventing condensate and gas leakage in an engine, capable of preventing peripheries of the engine from being contaminated by condensate and/or exhaust gas leaking from... Agent: Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.
20140041373 - Hydraulic soft start system: A hydraulic soft-start system includes a first flow restricting orifice and a flow control valve both being in fluid communication with a pressure source and an inlet of a motor. Also provided is a second flow restricting orifice disposed between a pilot for actuating the flow control valve and the... Agent: Maradyne Corporation
20140041374 - Pnematic mechanical power source: An mechanical power system provides torque without using a heat engine where fossil-fuel engines have conventionally been used, by replacing the fossil-fuel burning engine with a rotary pneumatic motor and feeding pressure-regulated compressed gas to the rotary pneumatic motor. The rotary pneumatic motor can be used anywhere, and requires preferably... Agent:
20140041375 - Pneumatic actuation assembly: An actuator assembly is provided. The actuator assembly includes housing configured for operable engagement by a user, a trigger assembly operably supported on the housing, a gas cartridge releasably secured to the housing, a valve assembly mounted within the housing for controlling the flow of pressurized gas through the housing... Agent: Confluent Surgical, Inc.
20140041376 - Energy system: An energy system operable to generate mechanical energy. The energy system comprises a cluster of elongated energy cells. The energy cells are arranged parallel to each other in their longitudinal direction in a cylinder block means. Each energy cell is operable to generate mechanical energy when a phase change material... Agent: Exencotech Ab
20140041377 - Tubular device and actuator: A tubular device including a tubular having a continuous wall and a substantially constant inner radial dimension and an outer surface that varies in radial dimensions configured to lessen a reduction in a longitudinal dimension of the tubular in response to radial expansion of the tubular in comparison to a... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20140041378 - Brake assist device and motor vehicle comprising such a device: A brake-assist device for a motor vehicle having a servomotor is described. A servomotor has a plunger piston, a moving part, and an arrangement to move the moving part into position with respect to the plunger piston. The servomotor is actuated by a control rod. The control rod has a... Agent:
20140041379 - Master for a hydraulic actuating element: A master for a hydraulic actuating element, with a cylinder, in which a piston is displaceably mounted, and a hand lever, with which the position of the piston in the cylinder can be influenced, and a fastening element which comprises a clamping part shaped complementarily to the inner cross section... Agent: Gustav Magenwirth Gmbh & Co. Kg
20140041382 - Boosted in-line variable-displacement engine: An engine includes a first turbine fluidically coupled to a first group of adjacent cylinders, and a second turbine fluidically coupled to a second group of adjacent cylinders. In this engine, the cylinders of the first and second groups are arranged along a line. The engine also includes a variable... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC.
20140041381 - Method for discharging condensate from a turbocharger arrangement: Methods and systems are provided for discharging condensate from a turbocharger arrangement of an internal combustion engine. Specifically, in on example, condensate may be drained from a condensate reservoir by opening a drain valve coupled to the condensate reservoir. Further, the drain valve may be closed responsive to engine operating... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140041380 - Multi-staged wastegate: Embodiments for controlling boost pressure are provided. In one example, a method of controlling a turbocharger of an engine via a multi-staged wastegate comprises during a first condition, actuating a first stage of the wastegate based on boost pressure generated by the turbocharger, and actuating a second stage of the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140041383 - Pressure generating device: A pressure generating device (1), such as a boost pressure generator of an internal combustion engine, includes a housing (2), in which a rotor (3) is axially and radially supported by a bearing assembly (5). A gap (4) extends in the radial direction (4) between the housing (2) and the... Agent:
20140041384 - Methods and system for controlling surge in a two-stage turbocharger: Various methods and systems are provided for controlling air flow in a two-stage turbocharger. In one example, an engine method comprises adjusting one or more exhaust gas recirculation valves to maintain a first turbocharger within a first air flow range, and adjusting a turbocharger bypass valve to maintain a second... Agent:
20140041385 - Reciprocating internal combustion engine having at least one piston: A reciprocating internal combustion engine includes a reciprocating piston in a cylinder bore of a cylinder housing forming an assembly together with a cylinder head. Two connecting rods are connected between the piston and first and second crankshafts. The two crankshafts are functionally connected to two synchronization gears of a... Agent: Neander Motors Ag
20140041386 - Cooling tower apparatus and method with waste heat utilization: A cooling tower system is disclosed. The cooling tower system includes a first heat exchanger that receives a process fluid from a first fluid circuit, and receives a working fluid from a second fluid circuit, thereby effecting thermal communication between the first fluid circuit and the second fluid circuit. The... Agent: Spx Corporation
20140041387 - Integrated power, cooling, and heating apparatus utilizing waste heat recovery: The present invention provides an apparatus for utilizing waste heat to power a reconfigurable thermodynamic cycle that can be used to selectively cool or heat an environmentally controlled space, such as a room, building, or vehicle. The present invention also integrates an electric machine, which may operate as a motor... Agent:
20140041388 - Aircraft fuel system test unit: This aircraft maintenance equipment is a fuel system leak test unit, designed to insure installation integrity of fuel system lines and hoses and to insure that the system is free from any debris generated during the assembly and maintenance process for an aircraft. The unit is designed to check for... Agent: Tronair, Inc.
20140041390 - Lean burn injectors having multiple pilot circuits: A fuel injector for a gas turbine engine includes a nozzle body defining a central axis and having a main fuel circuit. An air circuit is formed within the nozzle body inboard of the main fuel circuit. A primary pilot fuel circuit is formed within the nozzle body inboard of... Agent: Delavan Inc.
20140041389 - Nozzle, gas turbine combustor and gas turbine: A pilot nozzle, a gas turbine combustor and a gas turbine are provided with a nozzle main body having a fuel passage, a cover ring arranged at an outside of a front end-outer peripheral portion of the nozzle main body at a predetermined interval to form an inner air passage... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20140041391 - Apparatus including a flow conditioner coupled to a transition piece forward end: An apparatus is provided and includes a combustor, a transition piece and a flow conditioner. The combustor has a head end and defines a first flowpath along which a main flow is directable to flow in a downstream direction from the head end. The transition piece is disposable downstream from... Agent: General Electric Company
20140041392 - Regenerative gas generator: Systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed that overcome the deficiencies of traditional steam engines and internal combustion engines. In an embodiment, a system is disclosed for generating reaction products having elevated temperature and pressure. The system comprises a first chamber including a reactor to decompose hydrogen peroxide to... Agent:
20140041393 - Systems and methods for processing inlet air: An air processing assembly is provided. The assembly includes at least one filter element that includes a filter media having a first end and a second end spaced a predefined distance from the first end. A channel is defined within the filter media, wherein the channel extends from the filter... Agent:
20140041394 - Integration of power generation and post combustion capture plants: A method and system for integrating a power plant and a post combustion capture plant for producing carbon dioxide. The power plant can provide electricity to the post combustion capture plant created by passing steam from a boiler through turbines and feeding the flue gas created by heating the boiler... Agent:
20140041395 - Gas turbine: A gas turbine burns the air compressed in a compressor with supplying fuel in a combustor so as to obtain rotary power by supplying the generated combustion gas to a turbine. The turbine includes turbine vane elements and turbine blade elements that are alternately positioned in a direction in which... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.Previous industry: Chain, staple, and horseshoe making
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