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Date/App# patent app List of recent Combustion-related patents
04/30/15
20150121324
 Cell library and  designing an asynchronous integrated circuit patent thumbnailnew patent Cell library and designing an asynchronous integrated circuit
The invention relates to a rocket engine with an extendable divergent which includes an exhaust nozzle for the gases coming from a combustion chamber, the nozzle having a longitudinal axis (zz′) including a first portion defining a nozzle throat and a first fixed divergent section (12), at least one second extendable divergent section (16) with a larger cross-section than the first fixed divergent section (12) and a mechanism (18) for extending the second extendable divergent section (16) arranged outside the first and second divergent sections (12, 16). A rigid thermal protection screen (102) is positioned between the extending mechanism (18) and the first fixed divergent section (12).
Commissariat A I'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
04/30/15
20150120229
 Particulate measurement system patent thumbnailnew patent Particulate measurement system
A particulate amount determination section of a particulate measurement system corrects a measurement signal or the amount of particulates determined from the measurement signal based on one or a plurality of three operating condition parameters selected from speed of the vehicle, rotational speed of the internal combustion engine and torque of the internal combustion engine.. .
Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
04/30/15
20150120172
 Spark plug degradation detection patent thumbnailnew patent Spark plug degradation detection
Methods and systems are provided for identifying and indicating degradation of an engine cylinder spark plug. In response to a cylinder misfire event during selected engine operating conditions, followed by an occurrence of a threshold number and/or rate of pre-ignition events in the same cylinder, a controller may determine that the spark plug is degraded.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
04/30/15
20150120171
  patent thumbnailnew patent
A method for controlling a pressure control valve which controls the pressure in a high-pressure accumulator of a fuel metering system of an internal combustion engine, fuel being metered into the combustion chambers of the internal combustion engine from the high-pressure accumulator, and the pressure control valve being connected to the high-pressure accumulator and controlling the outflow of fuel from the high-pressure accumulator into a low-pressure accumulator, and it being provided, in particular, that in the case of a closed pressure control valve, the energization of the pressure control valve is reduced until the pressure control valve opens, and a close offset input is ascertained based on the energization present at the opening of the pressure control valve.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh
04/30/15
20150120170
 Control  internal combustion engine patent thumbnailnew patent Control internal combustion engine
Invention suppresses deterioration of emission if there is air-fuel ratio imbalance among cylinders. Apparatus (100) controlling an engine including first and second air-fuel ratio sensors respectively disposed on upstream and downstream of catalyst, has: first determining device determining first f/b controlled variable according to deviation between output value and target value of first air-fuel ratio sensor; second determining device determining second f/b controlled variable according to deviation between output value and target value of second air-fuel ratio sensor; controlling device controlling fuel injection amount based on first and second f/b controlled variables; detecting device detecting air-fuel ratio imbalance among cylinders; and correcting device correcting second f/b controlled variable in direction in which there is hardly change of fuel injection amount to lean air-fuel ratio side, according to output deviation between first and second air-fuel ratio sensors, if air-fuel ratio imbalance is detected..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
04/30/15
20150120169
 Control means and  operating an internal combustion engine patent thumbnailnew patent Control means and operating an internal combustion engine
A method for operating an internal combustion engine is described in which a combustion air ratio (λ) is determined and used to determine a deviation of this combustion air ratio from an in particular default or determined set point combustion air ratio. Spontaneous ignition of the internal combustion engine are detected based on the determined deviation (Δλ) and used to control the operation of the engine..
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
04/30/15
20150120167
 Method and  evaluating abnormal combustion events of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle by regression calculation of a physical variable patent thumbnailnew patent Method and evaluating abnormal combustion events of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle by regression calculation of a physical variable
A method for evaluating abnormal combustion events of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle by regression calculation of a physical reference variable, in which method a recognition variable of the abnormal combustion event is calculated from a measured sensor signal. In a method with which abnormal combustion processes of the internal combustion engine can be reliably recognized and classified at all operating points, a stepwise system is used for regression calculation of the recognition variable, in which system at least one reference variable that corresponds to a measured reference variable of the sensor signal is calculated from the sensor signal..
Robert Bosch Gmbh
04/30/15
20150120115
 System to control the torque of an internal combustion engine during a gear change patent thumbnailnew patent System to control the torque of an internal combustion engine during a gear change
An electronic control unit executes throttle torque reduction control for decreasing an engine torque by reducing a throttle opening degree during an upshift of an automatic transmission with respect to the throttle opening degree before a start of the upshift. During the upshift of the automatic transmission, the electronic control unit actuates a waste gate valve in a closing direction with respect to a position of the waste gate valve before the start of the upshift in parallel with execution of the throttle torque reduction control.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
04/30/15
20150120113
 Control device for vehicle patent thumbnailnew patent Control device for vehicle
A control device of the invention is applied for a hybrid vehicle comprising an internal combustion engine, a motor and a rotational position detector to detect a rotational position of a rotary shaft of the motor. The control device performs a procedure for obtaining an offset amount according to a request for obtaining the offset amount, which offset amount is a difference between a detected rotational position of the rotary shaft with the rotational position detector and an actual rotational position of the rotary shaft.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
04/30/15
20150119226
 Centrifugal separator patent thumbnailnew patent Centrifugal separator
A centrifugal separator for cleaning crankcase gas, containing oil, from an internal combustion engine, includes a stationary casing defining a separation space and including a first end portion, an opposite second end portion and an inner wall surface facing the separation space. The separator also includes an inlet channel for the gas to be cleaned, a gas outlet channel for the cleaned gas and an oil outlet for the separated the oil.
Alfa Laval Corporate Ab
04/30/15
20150119196
new patent

Method for operating a drivetrain of a motor vehicle having a free-wheeling engine-off function, control device and motor vehicle


A method for operating a drive train of a motor vehicle with an internal combustion engine, automatic transmission and at least one drive axle, is disclosed wherein in order to save fuel during the driving mode when the accelerator pedal is not activated a clutch device which is associated with the automatic transmission is opened and subsequently the internal combustion engine is shut down. When the accelerator pedal is activated again the internal combustion engine is started and in the automatic transmission the highest possible gear speed for the reconnection is firstly selected and so that the revving up time of the engine rotational speed is as short as possible, with the result that the necessary drive torque which is generated by the internal combustion engine can be made available at the drive axle as quickly as possible..
Audi Ag
04/30/15
20150119195
new patent

Control vehicle


A control apparatus for a vehicle provided with an internal combustion engine, an oil pump actuated by said engine for pressurizing operation oil, and a belt-type continuously variable transmission to which the operation oil pressurized by said oil pump is supplied, is provided. A transmission control is performed by controlling an operation oil pressure supplied to said continuously variable transmission, and an automatic stop of said engine is performed when a predetermined condition is satisfied.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
04/30/15
20150119192
new patent

Systems and methods for controlling an automatic transmission during a flying engine start using a flow accumulator


A system and method can control a transmission during a flying engine start. The method includes receiving a request for an internal combustion engine to be started while a vehicle is solely driven by an electric motor-generator.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
04/30/15
20150119189
new patent

Dynamic mapping of pedal position to wheel output demand in a hybrid vehicle


A hybrid vehicle operates in an electric-drive-only mode and one or more modes using an internal combustion engine. A control pedal is movable to respective positions by a driver for indicating a desired vehicle motion.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
04/30/15
20150119175
new patent

Variable belt tensioner for an internal combustion engine


The present disclosure describes a variable belt tensioner of an internal combustion engine for adjusting a belt tensioning. The tensioner includes in a series configuration an electric motor, a worm drive, a lever drive and a belt tensioner roller.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
04/30/15
20150118631
new patent

Method and device for controlling excess air in a furnace


A device and method of controlling excess air during and after ignition of a gas furnace by operating a variable speed combustion blower assembly at an initial speed; operating a gas valve assembly and a burner assembly to initiate an ignition sequence; operating the variable speed combustion blower assembly at an increasing plurality of speeds until an excess air measurement is less than or equal to a predetermined value, and operating the variable speed combustion blower assembly at a steady state airflow rate to maintain the excess air measurement at the predetermined value.. .
Carrier Corporation
04/30/15
20150118589
new patent

Solid oxide fuel cell system


A solid oxide fuel cell system including a reformer, a solid oxide fuel cell configured to generate electric power by using a hydrogen-containing gas supplied from the reformer to an anode and air supplied to a cathode, a heat radiator configured to radiate heat from at least one of an anode off-gas and a combustion exhaust gas generated by combusting the anode off-gas to generate condensed water, a condensed water circulating passage configured to circulate the condensed water supplied from the heat radiator, a condensed water tank provided on the condensed water circulating passage and configured to store the condensed water therein, a condensed water pump provided on the condensed water circulating passage and configured to circulate the condensed water, a condensed water/off-gas heat exchanger provided on the condensed water circulating passage and configured to exchange heat between the condensed water and an off-gas discharged from the solid oxide fuel cell, and at least a part of the water supplied to the reformer is the condensed water.. .
Panasonic Intellecual Property Management Co., Ltd.
04/30/15
20150118146
new patent

Systems and methods for controlling on-board generation and use of hydrogen fuel mixtures


This is a system for generating hydrogen on-board the vehicle from compressed natural gas (cng) in select ratios to create hydrogen-enriched cng (hcng) fuel for use in internal combustion engines. The on-board generation of hydrogen is comprised of a reforming system of cng fuel with direct contact with exhaust gases.
H2v
04/30/15
20150118136
new patent

Absorbent for desulfurization of combustion gas and treating combustion gas using the same


An absorbent for desulfurization of combustion gas is provided. The absorbent includes about 1 to about 16 wt % of potassium carbonate (k2co3); about 0.1 to about 10 wt % of a promoting agent including hindered cyclic amine, hindered cyclic amine bicarbonate, or a combination thereof; and a balance amount of water.
Korea Institute Of Energy Research
04/30/15
20150118134
new patent

Method and system for the purification of exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine


The invention provides a method and system for the purification of exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine, comprising a filter and a scr catalyst. The filter is periodically regenerated increasing the temperature of the exhaust gas up to 850° c.
Haldor Topsøe A/s
04/30/15
20150118132
new patent

Method and system for purifying the exhaust gases of a combustion engine


An scr method for purifying the exhaust gases of an internal combustion engine of a vehicle, according to which ammonia gas is exclusively metered in the exhaust gases, the method comprising a step of releasing ammonia gas from at least one solid absorbing matrix where it is stored by sorption and a step of metering the released ammonia gas in the exhaust gases. The method is such that it comprises a step of regenerating the solid absorbing matrix that consists in: generating a refilling ammonia gas by thermally decomposing an ammonia precursor in a heater mounted on board the vehicle; directing the refilling ammonia gas to the solid absorbing matrix where it is stored thereon..
Inergy Automotive Systems Research (societe Anonyme)
04/30/15
20150118129
new patent

Fuel processing device


Provided is a fuel processing device including: a combustion unit equipped with a heat source; a desulfurization unit for extracting a sulfur component from the source gas; a reforming unit for generating, from the desulfurized source gas, a hydrogen-containing gas having hydrogen as a main component thereof; and a low-temperature conversion unit equipped with an exothermic catalyst for reducing the impurity concentration in the hydrogen-containing gas. The reforming unit and the desulfurization unit are configured so as to surround the combustion unit, and are disposed concentrically in the given order facing outwards from the combustion unit.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
04/30/15
20150118123
new patent

Catalytically heated fuel processor with replaceable structured supports bearing catalyst for fuel cell


A highly compact heat integrated fuel processor, which can be used for the production of hydrogen from a fuel source, suitable to feed a fuel cell, is described. The fuel processor assembly comprises a catalytic reforming zone (29) and a catalytic combustion zone (28), separated by a wall (27).
04/30/15
20150118120
new patent

Exhaust gas treatment device of engine


It is an object of the present invention to provide an exhaust gas treatment device of an engine capable of preventing matching surfaces of catalyst portions configuring a combustible gas catalyst from being thermally damaged. In the exhaust gas treatment device, combustible gas is produced by combustible gas generating catalyst, exhaust gas heated by combustion of combustible gas is supplied to an exhaust gas treatment portion, the combustible gas generating catalyst comprises an aggregate of a plurality of catalyst portions, each of the catalyst portions includes a matching surface with respect to adjacent one of the catalyst portions, a fastening ring is fitted over the combustible gas generating catalyst in which the matching surfaces of the adjacent catalyst portions are abutted against each other, and the matching surfaces of the adjacent catalyst portions are brought into tight contact with each other by a fastening force of the fastening ring..
Kubota Corporation
04/30/15
20150118026
new patent

Engine with supercharger


A combustion engine (e) for a motorcycle includes a crankshaft (26) extending in a widthwise direction of the motorcycle and a supercharger (42) which pressurizes intake air (i). A clutch gear (72) to which a clutch is connected is provided at the right side of the crankshaft (26), and a supercharger gear (80) which drives the supercharger (42) is provided at the left side of the clutch gear (72).
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
04/30/15
20150117490
new patent

System and remote temperature measurements in a harsh environment


A temperature sensing device includes a probe unit on a first end and a sensor unit on a second end opposite the first end. The first end is introduced into an environment to be measured, such as an exhaust gas line from a combustion engine, and the second end is positioned in a region outside of the environment such that the sensor unit is at least partially insulated from a temperature of the environment.
Robert Bosch Gmbh
04/30/15
20150116890
new patent

Internal combustion engine ignition device


There is provided an internal combustion engine ignition device which comprises a switching element for causing or interrupting flow of a current through a primary coil of an ignition coil; a secondary current detection circuit connected to a secondary coil for detecting a secondary current flowing at the time of ignition; an ion current detection circuit for detecting an ion current generated after the ignition; and an energy consumption circuit which is activated based on an output signal from the secondary current detection circuit that is output when the secondary current exceeds a predetermined threshold value, to constitute a circuit for discharging energy stored in the ignition coil.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
04/30/15
20150115904
new patent

Vehicle ac generator control apparatus


A vehicle ac generator control apparatus, the rotor of an vehicle ac generator 1 of which is coupled through a torque transfer member with the output axle of an internal combustion engine mounted in a vehicle, is provided with a magnetic-field current control system that can control the value c of a magnetic-field current flowing in a magnetic-field winding 3 of the vehicle ac generator 1 so that the magnetic-field current value c coincides with a magnetic-field current command value b; it is made possible to make the rotation torque of the vehicle ac generator 1 depend only on the rotation speed and to stabilize control of the internal combustion engine.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
04/30/15
20150115781
new patent

Electrical generator


A rotary electric generator. A rotor rotates around a fixed electrical coil.
04/30/15
20150115616
new patent

Method of operating an internal combustion engine connected to an electric generator


A method of operating an internal combustion engine connected to an electric generator, in particular a synchronous generator, during a network fault, in particular during an electric short-circuit, in a power supply network connected to the generator, wherein a mechanical power delivered by the internal combustion engine is introduced into the generator and converted into electric power in the generator, wherein the electric power is delivered to the power supply network, wherein the mechanical power delivered by the internal combustion engine is at least temporarily increased in dependence on the value of at least one operating parameter of the generator and/or the internal combustion engine prior to the network fault and/or during the network fault, preferably by an amount of a fuel introduced into the internal combustion engine being increased.. .
Ge Jenbacher Gmbh & Co Og
04/30/15
20150115069
new patent

Fuel injection valve


A fuel injection valve that injects fuel directly into a cylinder of an internal combustion engine includes: a nozzle inserted into a fuel injection valve fitting hole formed in the cylinder; a cylindrical tip seal holder attached to the nozzle; and an annular seal member that is fitted to the tip seal holder and seals between an inner circumferential surface of the fuel injection valve fitting hole and an outer circumferential surface of the tip seal holder.. .
Honda R&d Co., Ltd.
04/30/15
20150115068
new patent

Fuel injector


A fuel injector configured as a high-pressure injection valve for the direct injection of fuel into a combustion chamber includes: a housing having an housing end face on the combustion chamber side; an actuator; a valve-closure member operable by the actuator; at least one outlet orifice in the housing end face on the combustion chamber side for the fuel, the valve-closure member selectively closing or opening the outlet orifice; and a ring provided round about the outlet orifice in the housing end face on the combustion chamber side.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh
04/30/15
20150115055
new patent

Fuel injection valve and actuating


A fuel injection valve injects a fuel into the combustion chamber or into the injection port of an internal combustion engine, the valve being actuated by an actuator assembly that includes a small displacement actuator and a large displacement actuator. The method includes commanding the small displacement actuator to move the valve member to a first open position corresponding to a first flow area and commanding the large displacement actuator to move the valve member to a second open position corresponding to a second flow area that is larger than the first flow area such that the ratio between the second flow area and the first flow area is at least 15:1.
Westport Power Inc.


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