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Date/App# patent app List of recent Combustion-related patents
05/19/16
20160141934 
 Electric power conversion design for liquid fueled vehicles patent thumbnailElectric power conversion design for liquid fueled vehicles
A cylindrical direct drive ac induction electric motor and an adapter plate comprises an electric power conversion design for liquid fueled vehicles. For front-wheel drive vehicles, an adapter plate replaces the spindle, the motor is bolted to the adapter plate and the vehicle wheel is bolted directly to the lug studs.

05/19/16
20160141842 
 Method of manufacturing an ignition plug patent thumbnailMethod of manufacturing an ignition plug
A method for producing a spark plug for internal combustion engines, having a metallic shell, a ceramic insulator held in the shell, a center electrode embedded in the insulator, and a ground electrode implemented as a bridge attached to the front end of the shell, wherein an end piece made of a precious metal is attached to the front end of the center electrode and a counterpart is attached to the bridge opposite the end piece, between which is formed a spark gap. A cylindrical body made fully or partially of the precious metal or precious metal alloy intended for the end piece and that is longer than the end piece is welded onto the front end of the center electrode.
Federal-mogul Ignition Gmbh


05/19/16
20160141841 
 Corona ignition system for an internal combustion engine patent thumbnailCorona ignition system for an internal combustion engine
A corona ignition system is described for igniting fuel in a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, with a resonant circuit, which contains an ignition electrode, a high frequency generator connected to the resonant circuit, in order to generate an ac voltage for exciting the resonant circuit, and a direct current voltage source, in order to generate an input voltage for the high frequency generator. According to this disclosure, provision is made that parallel to the direct current voltage source a capacitor is connected to the high frequency generator, which capacitor on transient oscillation of the resonant circuit compensates mismatches between the resonant circuit and the direct current voltage source..
Borgwarner Ludwigsburg Gmbh


05/19/16
20160138876 
 Ionic liquids for cooling in high temperature environment patent thumbnailIonic liquids for cooling in high temperature environment
combustion chambers and aggregates in conventional thermal power plants.. .

05/19/16
20160138810 
 Heater system patent thumbnailHeater system
A heater having a combustion chamber. The heater includes a hopper and a chute extending from an outlet of the hopper to the combustion chamber.

05/19/16
20160138808 
 Device for determining a fuel split, as gas turbine or an aircraft engine comprising such a device and application of the same patent thumbnailDevice for determining a fuel split, as gas turbine or an aircraft engine comprising such a device and application of the same
A device for determining a fuel split, and particularly a final fuel split in at least one staged combustion chamber of a gas turbine or an aircraft engine is provided. The device comprises a first control device for determining a preselected fuel split demand for the staged combustion chamber, wherein this determination can be performed based on the detection of a steady state or the detection of a transient state.
Rolls-royce Deutschland Ltd & Co Kg


05/19/16
20160138806 
 Industrial furnace and process for controlling the combustion inside it patent thumbnailIndustrial furnace and process for controlling the combustion inside it
Industrial furnace (1) which can be used for example for treating semi-finished and siderurgical products, metal and inorganic materials, comprising a) a hot chamber (3) in which a combustion takes place and the hot gases generated by the combustion come in direct contact with the materials to be treated (p) in the furnace itself; b) a combustion stabilising system in turn comprising b1) an injection system in turn comprising at least a mixer (11) arranged to mix a fuel and a diluent before injecting them into the hot chamber (3). The diluent has the effect of reducing the amount of nitrogen oxides in the combustion products.
Tenova S.p.a.


05/19/16
20160138804 
 Recirculation and disposal of aqueous catalyst solutions in amine catalytic processes patent thumbnailRecirculation and disposal of aqueous catalyst solutions in amine catalytic processes
The present invention relates to the oxidative combustion of amine-containing wastewaters, especially in a process for preparing methacrolein. Methacrolein is used in chemical synthesis particularly as an intermediate for preparation of methacrylic acid, methyl methacrylate, or else of active ingredients, odorants or flavorings.
Evonik Roehm Gmbh


05/19/16
20160138800 
 Combustion-powered electrodynamic combustion system patent thumbnailCombustion-powered electrodynamic combustion system
Technologies are provided for employing electrical energy to control a combustion reaction. Energy is received from a combustion reaction.
Clearsign Combustion Corporation


05/19/16
20160138799 
 Burner or boiler electrical discharge control patent thumbnailBurner or boiler electrical discharge control
A combustion system may include one or more electrodes configured for the application of a charge, voltage, and/or electric field to a flame. Combustion system may include a burner, combustion chamber, and ancillary equipment.
Clearsign Combustion Corporation


05/19/16
20160138796 

Steam diluent generator


A method for using untreated produced water to generate steam and simultaneously producing diluents is disclosed. The method includes a combustion process for generating steam for hydrocarbon recovery using untreated water and, an optional process for recovering combustion byproducts to assist in hydrocarbon recovery or solvent injections.
Conocophillips Surmont Partnership


05/19/16
20160138551 

Method to detect and control detonation phenomena in an internal combustion engine


Method to detect and control detonation phenomena in an internal combustion engine provided with a number of cylinders and with at least two detonation sensors; for each combustion cycle as a function of the cylinder and of the engine point that is being explored, the method comprises processing the signal coming from each detonation sensor so as to determine a detonation energy for each detonation sensor; calculating a detonation index for each detonation sensor and controlling the internal combustion engine as a function of a total detonation index through the algebraic sum of the detonation indexes for each detonation sensor.. .
Magneti Marelli S.p.a.


05/19/16
20160138545 

System and estimating high-pressure fuel leakage in a common rail fuel system


A system and method for measuring fuel pressure decreases in a fuel accumulator of an internal combustion engine is provided. The system includes the ability to stop a fuel flow to a fuel accumulator of the engine.
Cummins Inc.


05/19/16
20160138544 

Method at fuel injection


A method is disclosed to determine the opening degree of injectors in cylinders in a combustion engine with at least three cylinders, wherein the injectors are connected to a fuel accumulator in a common rail fuel injection system, the fuel supply to the fuel accumulator is interrupted, and subsequently a test injection of fuel is carried out into at least two and at most all except one cylinder at a time, in different combinations, at such a time that the injection does not cause any combustion in the cylinders. The pressure decreases caused in connection with the different test injections are measured, and the pressure decrease which is attributable to at least one specific injector is calculated based thereupon, which is used in the determination of the injector's opening degree..
Scania Cv Ab


05/19/16
20160138543 

Fuel injector


A fuel injector for use in an internal combustion engine includes a valve member that is moveable within a bore of an injection nozzle so as to be engageable with a valve seat region to control fuel delivery through one or more nozzle outlets, an injector body housing an actuator that is operable to move the valve member within the bore, and defining an accumulator volume for storing high pressure fuel. The fuel injector includes a damping chamber in fluid communication with the accumulator volume through a fluid passage, the damping chamber serving to reduce pressure wave activity within the accumulator volume..
Delphi International Operations Luxembourg S.a.r.l


05/19/16
20160138542 

Fuel injection valve for a combustion engine


A fuel injection valve for a combustion engine comprises a valve body with a valve cavity and a nozzle body. The nozzle body may limit a free volume of the valve cavity and comprises at least one nozzle aperture.
Continental Automotive Gmbh


05/19/16
20160138540 

Heat transferring fuel injector combustion seal with load bearing capability


The present disclosure provides a fuel injector seal assembly comprising a seal member comprising a first section, a second section and an annular recess disposed in the first section, the first section having a first diameter and the second section having a second diameter wherein the first diameter is greater than the second diameter; and a sleeve member comprising a first end received by the first section of the seal member, the sleeve member further including a lengthwise portion configured to press fit around a nozzle housing of a fuel injector to cause heat transfer from the nozzle housing toward a body portion of the fuel injector.. .
Cummins Inc.


05/19/16
20160138537 

Fuel delivery system with partial pressure relief valve on the drive line of a suction jet pump


A fuel delivery system (1) and a corresponding production method for producing a fuel delivery system (1) are proposed. The fuel delivery system (1) has a fuel filter (3) which purifies a fuel (9) delivered from an accumulator pot (5) to an internal combustion engine (7).
Robert Bosch Gmbh


05/19/16
20160138520 

Engine piston


A piston for an internal combustion engine includes a piston body forming a crown portion and a skirt portion. The skirt portion includes a bore that receives a pin for connecting the piston to a connecting rod, and the crown portion forms a bowl surrounded by a flat crown surface having an annular shape and disposed along a plane.
Caterpillar Inc.


05/19/16
20160138519 

Engine piston


A piston for an internal combustion engine includes a piston body forming a crown portion and a skirt portion. The skirt portion includes a bore that is arranged to receive a pin for connecting the piston to a connecting rod.
Caterpillar Inc.


05/19/16
20160138518 

Engine piston


A piston for an internal combustion engine includes a piston body forming a crown portion and a skirt portion, the skirt portion including a bore that is arranged to receive a pin for connecting the piston to a connecting rod, the crown portion forming a bowl surrounded by a flat crown surface having an annular shape and disposed along a plane, the bowl and the flat crown surface meeting along a circular edge surrounding a rim of the bowl, and an airfoil surface formed in the flat crown surface, the airfoil surface having a convex shape and extending annularly around the rim of the bowl.. .
Caterpillar Inc.


05/19/16
20160138517 

Engine piston


A piston for an internal combustion engine includes a piston body forming a crown portion and a skirt portion. The skirt portion includes a bore that is arranged to receive a pin for connecting the piston to a connecting rod.
Caterpillar Inc.


05/19/16
20160138516 

Method for producing an oxidation protection layer for a piston for use in internal combustion engines and piston having an oxidation protection layer


A piston, especially a steel piston for an internal combustion engine, has a piston head which forms part of a combustion chamber. At least the piston head has an oxidation protective layer.
Ks Kolbenschmidt Gmbh


05/19/16
20160138514 

Fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine


In a fuel injection system a high-pressure fuel pump is arranged to deliver fuel into the fuel rail, a first valve is disposed at the inlet of the high-pressure fuel pump, and a second valve is disposed in a return line that fluidly connects the fuel rail to a fuel tank. An electronic control unit is configured to monitor a value of a parameter indicative of a fuel quantity injected into the engine, monitor a value of an engine speed, and operate the first valve to allow a first fuel flow to be delivered from the high-pressure fuel pump into the fuel rail and contemporaneously operate the second valve to discharge a second fuel flow from the fuel rail, if the monitored value of the parameter indicates that no fuel is injected into the engine and the monitored value of the engine speed exceeds a predetermined threshold value thereof..
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


05/19/16
20160138512 

Method for pre-mixed ignition strength control using swirl control and engine control system thereby


An engine control system may includes a meted for performing pre-mixed ignition strength using swirl control, in which when an ecu determines the difference between the initial optimum level and a detected pre-mixed ignition strength due to ignition pressure of cylinders, the opening amount of swirl control valve is controlled by the ecu on the basis of swirls changing turbulent intensity of the air around fuel flowing into the cylinders and a swirl control optimization mode for matching the pre-mixed ignition strength with the initial optimum level through the control of the opening amount of the scv is implemented, such that combustion keeps with the pre-mixed ignition strength maintained the initial optimum level.. .
Hyundai Motor Company


05/19/16
20160138511 

Control device for internal combustion engine


Provided is a control device for an internal combustion engine which can suppress a relative variation in the fuel injection amount for each cylinder. A drive pulse width to drive the fuel injection valve for injecting the fuel is calculated according to a driving state of the internal combustion engine, any one or both of a valve-opening response delay time and a valve-closing response delay time with respect to a drive pulse signal of the fuel injection valve for each fuel injection value are calculated, and the drive pulse width is corrected to make an injection amount of each fuel injection valve matched to a predetermined injection amount based on any one or both of the valve-opening response delay time and the valve-closing response delay time calculated for each fuel injection valve..
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.


05/19/16
20160138510 

Engine control apparatus


Engines fuelled with gaseous fuel stored in liquefied form comprise different strategies and controls for managing gaseous fuel compared to other systems, previously resulting in an ad hoc arrangements of controllers. An engine control apparatus comprises an internal combustion engine fuelled with a gaseous fuel stored in liquefied form and a control unit programmed with a fuel system module, for monitoring gaseous fuel pressure and actuating a fuel injection apparatus for introducing gaseous fuel into a combustion chamber, and a liquefied gaseous fuel module, for monitoring the quantity of liquefied gaseous fuel remaining in a storage vessel and controlling a pumping apparatus that pumps liquefied gaseous fuel from the storage vessel to a vaporizer.
Westport Power Inc.


05/19/16
20160138509 

Determining start of injection of an injector of an internal combustion engine


A method for determining a start of injection of an injector of an internal combustion engine, including the following steps: time-resolved detecting of an individual storage pressure curve in a measurement interval; determining a test injection start with the aid of the individual storage pressure curve; determining a tendency of the individual storage pressure curve in a predetermined test interval prior to the test injection start; correcting the individual storage pressure curve subject to the tendency; and determining a start of injection with the aid of the corrected individual storage pressure curve.. .
Mtu Friedrichshafen Gmbh


05/19/16
20160138506 

Diagnosis system of internal combustion engine


An internal combustion engine comprises an exhaust purification catalyst arranged in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine and being able to store oxygen in inflowing exhaust gas and an air-fuel ratio sensor arranged at a downstream side of the exhaust purification catalyst in a direction of exhaust flow and detecting an air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas flowing out from the exhaust purification catalyst and stops or decreases a feed of fuel to a combustion chamber as fuel cut control. The abnormality diagnosis system calculates a characteristic of change of an air-fuel ratio based on an output air-fuel ratio output from the air-fuel ratio sensor at the time when the output air-fuel ratio first passes a part of an air-fuel ratio region of a stoichiometric air-fuel ratio or more after an end of the fuel cut control, and diagnoses abnormality of the air-fuel ratio sensor based on the characteristic of change of the air-fuel ratio.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


05/19/16
20160138505 

Method for simulating a crankshaft signal of an internal combustion engine from a camshaft signal of the internal combustion engine


In a method for simulating a crankshaft signal of an internal combustion engine from a camshaft signal, in a normal operating mode of the engine, for at least one rotational speed range and/or for at least one operating state of the engine all tooth times of the teeth of a crankshaft position encoder wheel are trained, and, from these, for each tooth a correction factor is calculated for the corresponding rotational speed range and/or operating state, and in an emergency operating mode of the engine, the crankshaft position is determined from the camshaft signal, and subsequently the crankshaft signal is simulated by determining an average period duration of each tooth of the crankshaft position encoder wheel from the camshaft signal, and multiplying in each case by the correction factor for this tooth.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh


05/19/16
20160138504 

Diagnosis system of internal combustion engine


An internal combustion engine comprises an exhaust purification catalyst and an air-fuel ratio sensor arranged at a downstream side of the exhaust purification catalyst, stops or decreases a feed of fuel as fuel cut control, and controls an air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas to a rich air-fuel ratio after the end of the fuel cut control as post reset rich control. A first characteristic of change of air-fuel ratio at the time the output air-fuel ratio first passes a first air-fuel ratio region and a second characteristic of change of air-fuel ratio at the time when the output air-fuel ratio first passes a second air-fuel ratio region different from the first air-fuel ratio region are calculated.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


05/19/16
20160138498 

Internal combustion engine provided with a selective catalytic reduction system


An internal combustion engine (ice) and method of control are provided to determine a value of a catalyst temperature and a value of a quantity of a reducing agent stored in the catalyst. The quantity of gas recirculated by an exhaust gas recirculation (egr) system of the ice is calculated on the basis of the value of the catalyst temperature and of the value of the quantity of the reducing agent stored in the catalyst.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


05/19/16
20160138496 

Methods to reduce combustion time and temperature in an engine


Methods and apparatuses are provided to reduce combustion time and/or combustion temperature in an internal combustion engine. In an exemplary embodiment, intake air and oxygen-rich gas are introduced upstream of a turbofan, wherein the amount of oxygen rich gas is controlled in proportion to the engine speed..
Deec, Inc.


05/19/16
20160138495 

Method and system for controlling a turbocharged engine during an upshift


A method for propulsion of a vehicle (100): the vehicle (100) includes a combustion engine (101), and a gearbox (103) that can be adjusted to a number of gear ratios for transfer of force between the combustion engine (101) and at least one driving wheel (113, 114), at least one combustion chamber with at least one inlet for the supply of combustion gas and at least one outlet for the evacuation of an exhaust gas flow that has resulted from combustion in the combustion chambers and a turbocharger unit (203) for pressurizing the combustion gas. In the method, during the change of gear from a first higher gear ratio to a second lower gear ratio, the rate of revolution of the combustion engine (101) is reduced, to control the turbocharger unit such that the pressure of the combustion gas is reduced, to increase the pressure at the outlet by constriction of the exhaust gas flow, and when the rate of revolution of the combustion engine (101) has at least partially fallen towards a second rate of revolution, to control the turbocharger unit such that the combustion gas pressure is increased.
Scania Cv Ab


05/19/16
20160138493 

Vehicle and operating


A method for operating a vehicle is provided with an electric machine connected to a battery of less than 150 volts and coupled to an internal combustion engine such that a crankshaft of the engine rotates at all times the electric machine operates to supply power from the battery and all times the electric machine operates to capture power for storage in the battery. Motive force is provided to the vehicle with power output by the internal combustion engine.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


05/19/16
20160138491 

Method and control device for operating an internal combustion engine


A method for operating an internal combustion engine (10) that has at least one cylinder row (11a, 11b) with first and second exhaust-gas turbochargers (13a, 13b; 14a, 14b). Charge air is provided by the first exhaust-gas turbocharger (13a, 13b) in single-charger operation, but is provided by the first and second exhaust-gas turbocharger (13a, 13b; 14a, 14b) in two-charger operation.
Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft


05/19/16
20160138490 

Method and control device for operating an internal combustion engine


A method is provided for operating an internal combustion engine (10) that has at least one cylinder row (11a, 11b) with multiple cylinders (12a, 12b). Each cylinder row (11a, 11b) has a first exhaust-gas turbocharger (13a, 13b) and a second exhaust-gas turbocharger (14a, 14b).
Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft


05/19/16
20160138489 

High-pressure pump and fuel injection system having a high-pressure pump


A high-pressure pump (2), which is used in particular as a radial or in-line piston pump for fuel injection systems of air-compressing, auto-ignition internal combustion engines (3), comprises a first pump assembly (8), a second pump assembly (9), and a drive shaft (6), which is used to drive the first pump assembly (8) and the second pump assembly (9). Furthermore, a first inlet valve (10) for a pump working chamber (11) of the first pump assembly (8) and at least one second inlet valve (14) for a pump working chamber (15) of the second pump assembly (9) are provided.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


05/19/16
20160138487 

Fuel removal an internal combustion engine


A fuel removal method is for an internal combustion engine that has a closed- and open-loop control system and a lubricant circuit containing a lubricant. The closed- and open-loop control system has characteristic values for operation of the internal combustion engine.
Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft


05/19/16
20160138486 

Method and fuel injection of engine system


A method for fuel injection of an engine system may include detecting driving information, including a combustion pressure in a combustion chamber, a heat generation amount in the combustion chamber, a crank angle, and a pressure/temperature/air amount of an intake manifold and an exhaust manifold, setting a fuel amount and injection timing with respect to a pilot injection as map data from an internal temperature, determining whether a maximum combustion pressure change rate is greater than a predetermined pressure change rate, determining generation timing of the maximum combustion pressure change rate, when the maximum combustion pressure change rate is greater than the predetermined pressure change rate, and decreasing a fuel amount of the pilot injection when the maximum combustion pressure change rate is generated during the pilot injection.. .
Hyundai Motor Company


05/19/16
20160138485 

Method for adapting valve timings of an internal combustion engine


A method for adapting valve timings of an internal combustion engine, includes selecting multiple instantaneous operating points of the internal combustion engine by comparison to specified operating points, ascertaining a cylinder charge of at least one cylinder of the internal combustion engine at each of the selected operating points, ascertaining a charge error for each selected operating point from the difference of each ascertained cylinder charge from an expected value of the cylinder charge for the particular operating point, comparing the ascertained charge errors to expected charge errors, and ascertaining an adaptation value of the valve timings from the result of the comparison.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh


05/19/16
20160138484 

Systems, methods, and devices for valve stem position sensing


A linear variable differential transformer (lvdt) for monitoring engine valve position is disclosed. The system includes a valve guide having an elongated recess through it.
Eaton Corporation


05/19/16
20160138469 

Toroidal combustion chamber


A device comprising a combustion toroid for receiving combustion-induced centrifugal forces therein to continuously combust fluids located therein and an outlet for exhaust from said combustion toroid.. .
Power Generation Technologies Development Fund, L.p.


05/19/16
20160138467 

Bearing structure for multi-link-type piston crank mechanism for internal combustion engines


A crankshaft bearing part (11) has a pair of main bearing metals (41), and lubricating oil is guided from an oil gallery to an inner circumferential oil groove (43) through an in-block oil passage (33) and a first oil hole (42). Some of the lubricating oil is supplied to a control shaft bearing part (17) via a second oil hole (44) and an in-cap oil passage (34).
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160138466 

Hybrid powertrain and operating same


A hybrid powertrain includes an internal combustion engine, a load coupled to the internal combustion engine via a mechanical transmission for transmission of a first shaft power therebetween, a turbine fluidly coupled to an exhaust of the internal combustion engine, a generator operatively coupled to the turbine for transmission of a second shaft power therebetween, and electrically coupled to an electric battery, a motor-generator operatively coupled to the mechanical transmission for transmission of a third shaft power therebetween, and electrically coupled to the electric battery; and a controller operatively coupled to the internal combustion engine. The controller is configured to adjust a relative proportion of the third shaft power compared to the first shaft power by adjusting at least one of a combustion timing of the internal combustion engine and an exhaust valve timing of the internal combustion engine..
Caterpillar Inc.


05/19/16
20160138465 

Engine system for controlling exhaust gas flow


An engine system for controlling an exhaust gas flow includes an intake line arranged to draw in outdoor air, an engine combusting the outdoor air supplied through the intake line and fuel in a combustion chamber of the engine to generate torque, an exhaust line for exhausting exhaust gas from the combustion in the combustion chamber of the engine, a turbocharger having a turbine operated by the exhaust gas passing through the exhaust line and a compressor for compressing the outdoor air in the intake line, a catalyst unit arranged on a downstream side of the turbocharger for reducing harmful components of the exhaust gas, a bypass line branched from the exhaust line on the downstream side of the turbocharger and joined to the exhaust line on a downstream side of the catalyst unit, and a bypass valve arranged on the bypass line for selectively opening/closing the bypass line.. .
Hyundai Motor Company


05/19/16
20160138463 

System and providing multiple voltage buses on a single vehicle


A system provides multiple voltage buses on a single vehicle having a combustion engine. The system includes at least one turbine disposed in flow communication with an exhaust flow of the combustion engine productive of exhaust gases; at least one generator operably connected to a respective one of the at least one turbine to produce respective ac electrical power in response to operation of the at least one turbine; a first inverter operably connected to the at least one generator to produce first electrical power in response to a presence of the respective ac electrical power; and a second inverter operably connected to the at least one generator to produce second electrical power in response to a presence of the respective ac electrical power.
Arnold Magnetic Technologies


05/19/16
20160138461 

Compression ignition internal combustion engine


A compression ignition internal combustion engine includes: a cylinder block and a cylinder head; a piston including a cavity that defines a combustion chamber in cooperation with the cylinder block and the cylinder head; and a nozzle for injecting fuel into the combustion chamber.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


05/19/16
20160138458 

Flange plate


A flange plate for a manifold of an exhaust-gas system for internal combustion engines, which flange plate can be fixed via at least one holding device to an exhaust-gas outlet connecting piece of the internal combustion engine by a first outer layer, formed as a mounting layer, which can be placed at least partially directly or indirectly against the exhaust-gas outlet connecting piece via a seal, and the flange plate can be applied to the holding device by a second outer layer, formed as a holding layer, in order to generate a holding force f, acting at a right angle to the mounting layer, for sealingly placing the mounting layer against the exhaust-gas outlet connecting piece, and the flange plate having at least a first intermediate layer which is arranged, relative to the holding force f, between the mounting layer and the holding layer. Here, the first intermediate layer is formed as a cavity structure, wherein the cavity structure has single- or multiple-part wall parts which extend in a direction parallel to the mounting layer and are arranged adjacent to one another, the wall parts having a width b1, measured in a direction parallel to the mounting layer, and having a height h1, measured in a direction at a right angle to the mounting layer, where h1>b1, wherein the different wall parts delimit a plurality of cavities which are open towards the mounting layer or towards the holding layer or, together with the mounting layer and the holding layer, delimit an open-ended channel..
Tenneco Gmbh


05/19/16
20160138452 

Reagent dosing system and dosing reagent


A reagent dosing system for dosing a reagent into the exhaust gas stream of an internal combustion engine includes a reagent tank for storing a supply of reagent; an injector module including an atomising dispenser and a positive-displacement metering pump which draws reagent from the reagent tank and delivers it to the dispenser; a supply line coupling the reagent tank to the injector module; a dosing control unit operable to control the injector module to inject reagent into the exhaust gas stream; and an additional priming pump arranged, in use, to urge reagent along the supply line toward the injector module under selected conditions.. .
Delphi International Operations Luxembourg S.a.r.l


05/19/16
20160138451 

Condensed water treatment device for internal combustion engine


The condensed water treatment device obtains (s1) the storage water quantity (qw) of a condensed water tank, and drains (s4) condensed water in the condensed water tank when the storage water quantity (qw) is larger than a threshold value (tu) and also urea water is supplied to an exhaust passage for a selective-reduction type nox catalyst. Thereby, the condensed water is neutralized and then drained to the outside of an internal combustion engine through the exhaust passage..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


05/19/16
20160138449 

Device for removing particulate matter from exhaust gases of internal combustion engine


A device to trap and remove particulate matter from exhaust of internal combustion engines, without increasing resistance to the flow of engine exhaust is disclosed herein. The system is provided with a single or a plurality of ducts (1 & 2) through which exhaust gases enter tangentially into a hollow chamber (3), causing the gases to spin at high speeds.

05/19/16
20160138447 

Method and system for gas particulate filter


Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing a particulate filter located in an exhaust runner of an engine cylinder. In one example, a method may include flowing exhaust from a first cylinder through a first particulate filter in a first runner, and flowing exhaust from a second cylinder through a second particulate filter in a second runner.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


05/19/16
20160138446 

Oil separator for crankcase ventilation of an internal combustion engine


An oil separator may be used in a variety of contexts, one of which is for crankcase ventilation of an internal combustion engine. The oil separator may include a hollow member that extends along a longitudinal axis and is configured to receive a gas flow that is charged with oil.
Thyssenkrupp Presta Teccenter Ag


05/19/16
20160138445 

Oil-separating device, in particular for a crankcase ventilation system of an internal combustion engine


An oil-separating device for crankcase ventilation of an internal combustion engine may include a hollow member that extends axially in a longitudinal axis and through which a gas flow charged with oil can flow. The gas flow may flow against an oil separation ring disposed within or formed in the hollow member.
Thyssenkrupp Presta Teccenter Ag


05/19/16
20160138442 

Crankcase ventilation apparatus


A vehicle may include an internal combustion engine having a crankcase and a supercharging apparatus, and a crankcase ventilation apparatus having at least one oil-separating apparatus including at least one oil separator. An oil return line may communicate separated oil from the crankcase ventilation apparatus to the crankcase.
Mahle International Gmbh


05/19/16
20160138441 

Internal combustion engine


There is provided an internal combustion engine, provided with a crankshaft and one or several cylinders provided on the wall thereof with exhaust ports and closed at the top by a cylinder head provided with intake ports; each cylinder accommodating an engine piston connected to the crankshaft and a coaxial auxiliary piston opposite the engine piston, defining an intake chamber and a combustion chamber; said auxiliary piston axially determining on the side of the combustion chamber a housing that communicates with the intake chamber via transfer ports, the housing of which includes a secondary piston which opens and closes the transfer ports in a back-and-forth movement between a rear position and a forward position.. .

05/19/16
20160138440 

Adjustable camshaft


An adjustable camshaft can be used in a valve drive of an internal combustion engine. The adjustable camshaft may include an inner shaft rotatably supported by and concentric with an outer shaft.
Thyssenkrupp Presta Teccenter Ag


05/19/16
20160138434 

Adjustable camshaft


An adjustable camshaft can be used in valve drives of internal combustion engines, amongst other places. The adjustable camshaft may include an outer shaft and an inner shaft that is concentric with and rotatably supported in the outer shaft.
Thyssenkrup Presta Teccenter Ag


05/19/16
20160138431 

Humid air turbine power, water extraction, and refrigeration cycle


Various embodiments relate to combined heat and power (chp) systems. A chp system can include a turbine system, a turbocharger system, and a refrigeration system.
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.


05/19/16
20160138245 

Hybrid work machine and controlling hybrid work machine


A hybrid work machine includes: a generator motor that is connected to a drive shaft of an internal combustion engine; a storage battery that stores at least power generated by the generator motor; a motor that is driven by at least one of the power generated by the generator motor and power stored in the storage battery; a booster that includes two bridge circuits each having a plurality of switching elements and is provided between the generator motor as well as the motor and the storage battery; and a booster control unit that sets a phase difference between voltages output by the bridge circuits to be zero during standby in which servo control on both the generator motor and the motor is turned off.. .
Komatsu Ltd.


05/19/16
20160138179 

Anodizing treatment method and structure of internal combustion engine


Provided are a method for an anodizing treatment on an aluminum-based material and a structure of an internal combustion engine which are provided with both high heat insulation properties and a high corrosion resistance, a high durability and a high impact resistance, and high water-repellent and oil-repellent functions. This method comprises the steps of: forming a second anodic oxide coating 2b by application of ac-dc superimposition electrolysis to an aluminum-based material 1; and, after the step, forming a first anodic oxide coating 2a by application of direct-current electrolysis to the aluminum-based material 1, wherein the second anodic oxide coating 2b is formed on the first anodic oxide coating 2a..
Suzuki Motor Corporation


05/19/16
20160138048 

Method for generating methane from a carbonaceous feedstock


The present invention provides a method for generating methane from a carbonaceous feedstock with simultaneous in situ sequestration of carbon dioxide to afford a biogas comprising at least 85 percent by volume methane, the method comprising anaerobically incubating a particulate additive in contact with a carbonaceous feedstock in a neutral or alkaline aqueous culture medium containing a culture of methanogenic consortia and collecting methane generated therefrom. The additive comprises at least one material selected from a biochar, an ash produced by gasification or combustion of a carbonaceous material, a black carbon soil, and a terra preta soil..
Uchicago Argonne, Llc






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