|| List of recent Combustion-related patents
| Method for automatically switching off and starting an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle with an automatic transmission, during or after an overrun phase|
An internal combustion engine in a motor vehicle is automatically shut off and started by way of a start-stop device, wherein an automatic shut-off process is initiated during a coasting operation phase of the internal combustion engine, and an automatic start process is initiated when at least one activation command occurs. For shutting off the internal combustion engine in the coasting operation phase, a gas exchange in cylinders of the internal combustion engine is at least almost completely suppressed and, at the same time, a torque converter lock-up clutch disposed between the internal combustion engine and the transmission for power transmission purposes is actuated such that the torque converter lock-up clutch remains or is at least almost completely engaged..
| Vehicle with engine start-stop device and method of operating same|
A vehicle having an internal combustion engine can be switched off automatic and can be started automatically by way of an engine start/stop device. The vehicle includes at least one electric energy store and at least one electric consumer.
| Apparatus for detecting imbalance abnormality in air-fuel ratio between cylinders in multi-cylinder internal combustion engine|
An apparatus for detecting imbalance abnormality in an air-fuel ratio between cylinders in a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine is disclosed. The apparatus includes an imbalance determining unit programmed to determine imbalance in an air-fuel ratio of a first cylinder belonging to a cylinder group based upon a difference value between an index value correlative with a crank angular speed detected in the first cylinder and an index value correlative with a crank angular speed detected in a second cylinder belonging to another cylinder group, and further a correction unit programmed to correct the difference value for the first cylinder based upon the index value detected in at least one of other cylinders belonging to the same cylinder group as that of the first cylinder..
| Control device and control method for vehicle|
A vehicle includes: an exhaust gas recirculation system in an internal combustion engine for recirculating part of exhaust gas to an intake passage of the internal combustion engine via a recirculation valve; and a cooling device for cooling recirculated gas, recirculated by the exhaust gas recirculation system, with refrigerant. An engine ecu informs a failure of the cooling device with a display unit when a cooling efficiency for cooling the recirculated gas, determined on the basis of a state value of the recirculated gas, becomes lower than a first determination value.
| Hybrid vehicle|
A hybrid vehicle according to one of embodiments of the present invention generates a driving torque using an internal combustion engine, an motor generator, and the like when a shift position is a driving position, the driving torque being determined based on a selected driving mode (e.g., a power mode to give priority to the power, and a normal mode to give priority to fuel consumption) and an accelerator operation amount. On the other hand, when the shift position is a neutral position, the vehicle maintains a rotational speed of the engine at a constant speed (including zero when the engine is stopped) regardless of the accelerator operation amount.
| Control device for vehicle drive device|
A control device that controls a vehicle drive device in which a rotary electric machine is provided in a power transfer path that connects between an internal combustion engine and wheels. Engagement of a second engagement device is started when a change in shift range from a stop range to a running range is detected when output torque of the rotary electric machine is zero with the internal combustion engine rotating and with both the first engagement device and the second engagement device disengaged.
| Method and arrangement in a hybrid vehicle|
In a method and an arrangement for powering up a dc distribution system in a hybrid vehicle power train, the power train includes an electric storage system, an internal combustion engine, an electric motor/generator, a clutch device to connect the electric motor/generator to the internal combustion engine, a power electronics unit with a voltage regulator connected to the electric motor/generator, and an electronic control unit for controlling the power train. The electric storage system and the electric motor/generator are connectable to one or more electrical loads for driving the vehicle.
| Hybrid vehicle|
A hybrid vehicle includes a traveling mode determination module configured to determine a traveling mode at least one of an internal-combustion engine traveling mode for running by transmitting motive power produced by the internal-combustion engine to wheels of the vehicle and an electric motor traveling mode for running by transmitting motive power produced by the electric motor to the wheels of the vehicle. The traveling mode determination module prohibiting the internal-combustion engine traveling mode and causing the vehicle to run in the electric motor traveling mode when the amount of the remaining fuel in the fuel tank is less than or equal to a first predetermined amount..
| Flame retardant polyolefin resin composition|
The present invention provides a polyolefin resin composition with sufficient flame retardancy to pass ul94 5va without using a halogen flame retarding agent that produces harmful gas during combustion, and specifically provides a flame retardant polyolefin resin composition containing, as flame retardant components of the polyolefin resin, (a) a (poly)phosphoric acid compound expressed by general formula (1) and (b) a (poly)phosphate compound expressed by general formula (3), and preferably (c) zinc oxide and (d) a drip preventing agent, and that satisfies ul94 5va. Note that the details of general formula (1) and general formula (3) are as disclosed in the specification..
| Process for the thermochemical conversion of a carbon-based feedstock to synthesis gas containing predominantly h2 and co|
The invention relates to a novel process for the thermochemical conversion of a carbon-based feedstock to synthesis gas containing predominantly hydrogen (h2) and carbon monoxide (co). The process comprises (a) oxycombustion of the carbon-based feedstock to create a cogeneration of electricity and of heat; (b) high-temperature electrolysis (hte) of water using at least the heat produced according to step (a); and (c) reverse water gas shift (rwgs) reaction starting from the carbon dioxide (co2) produced according to step (a) and the hydrogen (h2) produced according to step (b)..
| Method for manufacturing alkali-free glass|
A method for manufacturing an alkali-free glass includes heating the glass raw material at a temperature of 1,400 to 1,800° c. In a melting furnace to thereby prepare a molten glass, and forming the molten glass into a sheet shape, wherein heating by combustion flame of a burner and electrical heating of the molten glass by a heating electrode arranged so as to be dipped in the molten glass in the melting furnace are used in combination in the heating in the melting furnace, and when an electrical resistivity of the molten glass at 1,400° c.
| Power cutter with belt cooling|
A power cutter with an engine and with a cutting arm on which a cutting tool is received and is driven by the engine by way of a belt is provided. The belt may be received in a belt space formed in the cutting arm, and a fan wheel is arranged on the engine so that an air flow for cooling the engine can be generated.
| Energy-saving fuel gas system|
The invention relates to an energy-saving fuel gas system, which provides a two coexisted mechanisms comprising a premixing mode of a premixing module and a diffuse-blend mode of a diffuse-blend module. A suitable fuel, which is produced by the mixing reaction of fuel molecule and oxidative molecule to be completed by a helical or scroll type premixing module, is guided to flow into the diffuse-blend module via a fairing hood for a secondary scroll air-mixing treatment and then is performed with a combustion chemical reaction by the flames on the fire board.
| Dual/redundant self check ultraviolet flame sensor and combustion safeguard control|
Two uv tubes are contained in one ultraviolet sensor to monitor one burner flame. Each uv tube is powered during a different time cycle to eliminate interference between the two uv tubes.
| Premixed flame location control|
A premixed combustion system includes a charge electrode, and an anchoring electrode positioned adjacent to a fuel nozzle. A charge having a first polarity is applied to the flame via the charge electrode and an electrical potential having a polarity opposite the first polarity is applied to the anchoring electrode.
| Fuel cell module|
A fuel cell module includes a first area where an exhaust gas combustor and a start-up combustor are provided, an annular second area disposed around the first area where a heat exchanger is provided, an annular third area disposed around the second area where a reformer is provided, and an annular fourth area disposed around the third area where an evaporator is provided, and a condensed water collecting mechanism for collecting condensed water produced by condensation of water vapor in a combustion gas by allowing the condensed water to flow through the fourth area, then, the third area, then, the second area, and then, the first area.. .
| Exhaust purification system of internal combustion engine|
An exhaust purification system of an internal combustion engine provided with an exhaust purification catalyst which reacts nox and hydrocarbons. The exhaust purification catalyst includes an upstream side catalyst and a downstream side catalyst.
| Variable turbine/compressor geometry|
A variable turbine/compressor geometry for an exhaust gas turbocharger of an internal combustion engine includes a blade bearing ring having guide blades rotatably mounted therein and a cover disc which is arranged on the face end of the guide blades. At least one gas guide channel may run through at least one guide blade.