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Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

Method for operating an internal combustion engine

Date/App# patent app List of recent Combustion-related patents
08/21/14
20140236460
 Methods, devices and systems for glow plug operation of a combustion engine patent thumbnailMethods, devices and systems for glow plug operation of a combustion engine
A glow plug control apparatus for an engine of a motor vehicle, comprising at least one glow plug; a power source to apply electric power to the at least one glow plug; and a control unit comprising a microprocessor configured and arranged to determine glow plug supply power to be applied from the power source to the at least one glow plug based on input from stored vehicle data and from a plurality of engine sensors, wherein the input includes data of engine operating parameters including fresh air intake mass airflow, intake manifold total mass airflow, intake manifold temperature, coolant temperature, glow plug temperature and total fuel injection quantity.. .
08/21/14
20140236456
 Control apparatus for internal combustion engine patent thumbnailControl apparatus for internal combustion engine
The invention relates to a control apparatus for an internal combustion engine (10) including a control target (60v, 52) that controls controlled variable (pim, regr). The control apparatus according to the invention is capable of selectively performing single control that is control for controlling the controlled variable to a target value thereof (pimt, regrt) without considering a change in the controlled variable that acts as a disturbance on the control of the controlled variable, and composite control that is control for controlling the controlled variable to the target value thereof in consideration of the change in the controlled variable that acts as the disturbance on the control of the controlled variable.
08/21/14
20140236455
 Control apparatus for internal combustion engine patent thumbnailControl apparatus for internal combustion engine
A control apparatus for the internal combustion engine has a multicore processor mounted with a plurality of the cores, calculates various tasks regarding an operation of the internal combustion engine, and distributes the tasks to the plurality of the cores respectively to perform a calculation, and a controller that makes the number of cores for use in the calculation smaller while fuel cutoff is carried out than before the fuel cutoff is carried out. The controller selects, as a designated core, at least one of the cores for use in a specific calculation associated with combustion of the internal combustion engine.
08/21/14
20140236452
 Method for operating an internal combustion engine patent thumbnailMethod for operating an internal combustion engine
A method for operating an internal combustion engine is described. A base controlled variable for influencing an actual value of an operating variable of the internal combustion engine is ascertained.
08/21/14
20140236434
 System and method for route identification using a low cost gps system patent thumbnailSystem and method for route identification using a low cost gps system
A system and method for identifying and analyzing a route using an inexpensive gps system is provided. The system and method provides a location for storing gps and vehicle operating data for at least one route, requiring a plurality of runs over the at least one route.
08/21/14
20140236408
 Method and device to provide adaptive oil priming functionality patent thumbnailMethod and device to provide adaptive oil priming functionality
A method and a device are provided for operating a pre-lubrication system for an internal combustion engine of a hybrid electrical vehicle after vehicle start up, wherein the hybrid electrical vehicle also comprises. The electric engine is turned on at vehicle start up and the internal combustion engine is turned on at vehicle start up or after a period of time after vehicle start up.
08/21/14
20140236405
 Controller for hybrid vehicle patent thumbnailController for hybrid vehicle
A controller for hybrid vehicle includes: an electric generator that generates an electricity by a power of an internal combustion engine; an electric storage apparatus that is able to store the generated electricity of the electric generator; an electric motor that generates a vehicle driving power through at least the generated electricity of the electric generator or the stored electricity of the electric storage apparatus; a required-driving-force measurement section that measures a required driving force of a driver; a sound parameter setting section that sets a parameter relating to a sound which can be heard by the driver; and an electric generation control section that controls an electric generation output of the electric generator based on the required driving force, which is measured by the required-driving-force measurement section, and the parameter which is set by the sound parameter setting section.. .
08/21/14
20140235514
 Lubricating coating composition and attachment component for internal combustion engine patent thumbnailLubricating coating composition and attachment component for internal combustion engine
A solid coating film (41) is formed on a surface of a screw member (25) of a temperature sensor (1), serving as an internal combustion engine attachment component, by use of a lubricating coating composition containing, as solid ingredients for forming the coating film (41), an organosilicon polymer having a polycarbosilane skeleton cross-linked by a metallic element, and a solid lubricant composed of at least one member selected from among molybdenum disulfide, boron nitride, graphite, and mica, and an organic solvent serving as the solvent for the solid ingredients. By virtue of the coating film (41), high seizure resistance can be attained..
08/21/14
20140235360
 Torque transmission device patent thumbnailTorque transmission device
A torque transmission device for a drive train of a motor vehicle driven by an internal combustion engine. The device includes an input part and an output part having a common axis of rotation around which the input part and the output part are jointly rotatable relative to one another, and a spring damper arrangement that has at least one energy storage device.
08/21/14
20140234789
 Oscillating combustor patent thumbnailOscillating combustor
An oscillating combustor may support a time-sequenced combustion reaction having rich and lean phases. The rich and lean phases may be determined according to a flame position relative to a diverging fuel jet.
08/21/14
20140234788
Thermally controlled combustion system
Contemplated configurations and methods are presented for effectively controlling the temperature in an oxy-fuel combustion system. Contemplated systems preferably introduce water independent of the fuel and oxygen into the combustion chamber.
08/21/14
20140234787
Mixed fuel vacuum burner-reactor
A mixed-fuel vacuum burner-reactor includes a primary combustion chamber having a conical interior and a first set of directing blades. The conical interior is connected to an intake manifold on one end and a reduction nozzle on the other end.
08/21/14
20140234786
Oscillating combustor with pulsed charger
An oscillating combustor can support a time-sequenced combustion reaction having rich and lean phases by applying a variable voltage charge to a fuel stream or flame that flows adjacent to a conductive or semiconductive flame holder held in electrical continuity with an activation voltage.. .
08/21/14
20140234204
Catalyst for production of hydrogen and process for producing hydrogen using the catalyst, and catalyst for combustion of ammonia, process for producing the catalyst and process for combusting ammonia using the catalyst
Disclosed is a catalyst which can be used in the process for producing hydrogen by decomposing ammonia, can generate heat efficiently in the interior of a reactor without requiring excessive heating the reactor externally, and can decompose ammonia efficiently and steadily by utilizing the heat to produce hydrogen. Also disclosed is a technique for producing hydrogen by decomposing ammonia efficiently utilizing the catalyst.
08/21/14
20140234190
Nox trap composition
A method to produce a nox trap composition, and its use in a nox trap and in an exhaust system for internal combustion engines, is disclosed. The nox trap composition is produced by heating an iron-containing zeolite in the presence of an inert gas and an organic compound to produce a reductively calcined iron/zeolite.
08/21/14
20140234174
Exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine
A reduction in the accuracy of a failure determination of a filter due to a reduction in the detection accuracy of a pm sensor is suppressed. In order to achieve this, provision is made for a filter that is arranged in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine for trapping particulate matter contained in an exhaust gas, an nox selective reduction catalyst that is arranged at the downstream side of the filter and reduces nox by means of a reducing agent which is supplied thereto, a supply device that supplies the reducing agent to the nox selective reduction catalyst from the upstream side of the nox selective reduction catalyst, a pm sensor that detects an amount of the particulate matter in the exhaust gas at the downstream side of the nox selective reduction catalyst, and a prohibition part that prohibits the use of a detected value of the pm sensor in cases where the reducing agent supplied from said supply device passes through the nox selective reduction catalyst..
08/21/14
20140234128
Apparatus having control valve and variable capacitance pump and hydraulic pressure circuit of internal combustion engine in which the same apparatus is used
In a hydraulic pressure circuit including an introduction section through which oil is introduced, a main passage section installed at a downstream side of the introduction section to be communicated with a supply section through which oil is supplied to each of slide sections of an internal combustion engine, a branch passage branched from the main passage section to supply oil to a hydraulic pressure actuator, and a control valve having a valve body which is moved in accordance with a pressure of an upstream side thereof, and a variable capacitance pump configured to drain oil to the introduction section, the variable capacitance pump is configured to vary a drained flow quantity in accordance with the drained pressure of oil and a pressure under which the oil drained flow quantity is started to be varied is higher than a pressure under which the valve body is started to move.. .
08/21/14
20140234077
Cooling system of ring segment and gas turbine
A cooling system of ring segment is provided with: a collision plate that has a plurality of small holes; a cooling space that is enclosed by the collision plate and a main body of the segment body; a first cavity that arranged is the upstream end portion of the segment body in the flow direction of the combustion gas so as to be perpendicular to the axial direction of a rotating shaft; a first cooling passage that communicates from the cooling space to the first cavity; and a second cooling passage that communicates from the first cavity to a fire combustion gas d gas space in the downstream end portion of the segment body in the flow direction of the combustion gas.. .
08/21/14
20140233874
Half thrust bearing and bearing device
A half thrust bearing having a semicircular ring shape for receiving an axial force of a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine is provided. The half thrust bearing includes thrust reliefs formed adjacently to end surfaces on both sides in a circumferential direction on a slide surface side which receives the axial force so that wall thicknesses become thinner toward the end surfaces.
08/21/14
20140232414
Simultaneous ion sensing and gas sampling in combustion engine cylinders and other combustion systems
A system and method is provided for simultaneous ion current sensing and gas analysis. The system acquires an ion current signal and analyzes the composition of a corresponding gas sample..
08/21/14
20140232021
Fluid composite, device for producing thereof and system of use
The current disclosure relates to a new fluid composite, a device for producing the fluid composite, and a method of production therewith, and more specifically a fluid composite made of a fuel and its oxidant for burning as part of different systems such as fuel burners, where the fluid composite after a stage of intense molecular between a controlled flow of a liquid such as fuel and a faster flow of compressed highly directional gas such as air results in the creation of a three dimensional matrix of small hallow spheres each made of a layer of fuel around a volume of pressurized gas. In an alternate embodiment, external conditions such as inline pressure warps the spherical cells into a network of oblong shape cells where pressurized air is used as part of the combustion process.
08/21/14
20140231361
Method and apparatus for processing acidic sea water
A method and an apparatus for processing acidic seawater is disclosed, wherein the acidic seawater is firstly mixed with alkaline seawater, and neutralizing seawater after mixing is transferred into an aeration vessel to be aerated. The volume r of the used aeration vessel and the amount of neutralizing seawater which needs to be processed satisfy a measure relationship: r=(0.008−0.3)l, and the amount of the air brown into the aeration vessel q, r, and l satisfy a measure relationship: q=(25−85)l/r.
08/21/14
20140231345
Method and facility for treating wastewater containing hydrocarbons, in particular aromatic compounds
The invention relates to a method for treating wastewater containing hydrocarbons, in particular hydrocarbons from the group of compounds referred to as btex, comprising benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene aromatic compounds, said wastewater being in particular from the production or conditioning of natural gas, wherein, according to the method, the wastewater is subjected to stripping by the natural gas such that the hydrocarbon pollution is not only removed from the water by means of being transferred to the gas, but also eliminated during the subsequent combustion of the gas. The wastewater to be treated has a soluble btex content that is no higher than 1,200 ppm, preferably no higher than 900 ppm, and the weight ratio of the stripping gas to the treated water is less than 10%, the water being discharged from the stripper having a soluble btex content that is no higher than 30 ppm..
08/21/14
20140231158
Exhaust pipe structure of hybrid vehicle
An exhaust pipe structure for a hybrid vehicle includes an exhaust pipe, which includes bent portions and is connected to an internal combustion engine. The exhaust pipe includes a front-rear direction extended part, a catalytic part, and a joint part.
08/21/14
20140231115
Diesel hammer pile driver
A pile-driving apparatus includes a diesel hammer pile driver having a cylinder, and a piston and a striker displaceably guided therein. A combustion chamber opens into a fuel feed device for introducing a predetermined amount of fuel into the combustion chamber during each working cycle.
08/21/14
20140231081
Hybrid steam generation with carbon dioxide recycle
Systems and methods relate to recovering hydrocarbons by injecting into a reservoir outputs from two different types of steam generators along with carbon dioxide. Synergistic results enable lower fuel consumption for such a hybrid based approach versus either type of steam generator alone.
08/21/14
20140231078
Method of recovering hydrocarbons from a reservoir
A downhole steam generation apparatus and method of use are provided. The apparatus may include an injection section, a combustion section, and an evaporation section.
08/21/14
20140231027
Compact total evaporator and device for carrying out the controlled mixing, evaporating and/or reaction of a number of fluids
A total evaporator for fluids, including a cold chamber to prevent pre-evaporation, an evaporation region connected thereto having narrow flow cross-section for fast evaporation of the fluid, and a subsequent vapor chamber for pulsation damping and the controlled superheating of the vapor, the evaporation region being formed by a gap between concentrically nested cylindrical and/or conical tube sections and heat required for the evaporation and superheating processes is supplied by electric heating and/or by hot fluid and/or by catalytic or homogeneous combustion via the wall of the concentric tubes.. .
08/21/14
20140230874
Waste heat thermoelectric generator with auxiliary burner
A thermoelectric generator utilizing a number of thermoelectric modules to produce electric power from waste heat when waste heat is available and from an alternate heat source when waste heat is not available. In both cases hot gasses are directed along several separate paths so that all of the modules are provided with approximately equal hot side temperatures.
08/21/14
20140230869
Self-powered boiler using thermoelectric generator
A self-powered boiler comprising a burner that burns a fuel to produce a hot combustion product that is used to heat a fluid and a thermoelectric generator (teg) system comprising a first side in thermal communication with the hot combustion product and a second side in thermal communication with a lower temperature region of the boiler, and a plurality of thermoelectric converters disposed therebetween for generating electric power, wherein the electric power generated by the teg system is equal to or greater than a total electric power consumed by the boiler under normal operating conditions.. .
08/21/14
20140230805
Gas hot water heating device and system
A gas hot water heating device and a system with heating function are disclosed. The device includes a combustion device (1), an inlet (e) and an outlet (g) of a hot water pipeline (2), an inlet (i) and an outlet (h) of a heating loop (3), and a water tank (4).
08/21/14
20140230798
Internal combustion engine and method for operating an internal combustion engine
The invention relates to an internal combustion engine (1) with a crankcase (3) and a cylinder head (4) having exhaust ports (9) feeding into an exhaust manifold (10) for exhaust gas from the combustion chambers (5) of the internal combustion engine (1). Provision is hereby made for the cylinder head (4) to include at least one region of a heating channel (12) which is different from the exhaust ports (9) and the exhaust manifold (10) and has an inlet side (14) branching from one of the exhaust ports (9) or the exhaust manifold (10), and which is flowed through by an exhaust mass flow that is adjustable by an actuator (13).
08/21/14
20140230797
Charge air cooler, and intake manifold including the same
An air intake manifold for an engine includes an air inlet to receive a flow of compressed charge air, and multiple runners to deliver cooled compressed charge air to corresponding combustion cylinders of the engine. A charge air cooler is arranged within the intake manifold between the air inlet and the runners, and includes a first core section and a second core section.
08/21/14
20140230793
Internal combustion engine control apparatus
In a dual-fuel injection operation, when a fuel injection time by a direct injector as determined on the basis of a direct fuel pressure is less than a minimum value, a dual-injection is performed with a duel injection rate such that the amount of fuel injected by the direct injector is greater than when the dual-injection is performed with a duel injection rate which is determined in accordance with an engine operation state. Thus, the amount of fuel injected by the direct injector is increased, so that the high-temperature fuel that has remained in a high-pressure fuel pipe connected to the injector is rapidly injected and consumed.
08/21/14
20140230792
Control unit for internal combustion engine
Provided is a control unit (1) for an internal combustion engine (10) including a direct injector (11) directly injecting fuel into a cylinder (20) and a port injector (12) injecting fuel into an intake port (17). The control unit (1) includes an injection volume calculator (5) to calculate a volume of the fuel injected from the direct injector (11), a port injection controller (2) to control a volume of the fuel injected from the port injector (12), an overlap period controller (4) to control an overlap period during which both an intake valve (27) and an exhaust valve (28) are open, and a changer (6) to vary both the volume of the port injection from the port injector (12) and the overlap period based on the volume of the direct injection..
08/21/14
20140230791
Fuel injection control system for an internal combustion engine
In a fuel injection control system for an internal combustion engine provided with a low pressure fuel pump and a high pressure fuel pump, proportional plus integral control of a high pressure fuel pump is carried out to make a pressure of fuel come close to a target value between the high pressure fuel pump and fuel injection valves. In cases where the high pressure fuel pump is in operation, a feed pressure, which is a pressure of fuel between a low pressure fuel pump and the high pressure fuel pump, is caused to go down when an integral term in the proportional plus integral control does not change or is decreasing, and the feed pressure is caused to go up when the integral term is increasing.
08/21/14
20140230789
Module for managing mass flow and dampening pressure pulsations in a gaseous fuel supply line
A module for managing mass flow and dampening pressure pulsations in the supply line of a gaseous fuelled internal combustion engine comprises a hollow body defining an expanded volume that is fluidly connected directly to a pressure sensor and a temperature sensor. The module is placed along the supply line of a gaseous fuel engine between a fuel pressure increasing device and the fuel rail that supplies fuel to the engine.
08/21/14
20140230788
Method to arrange combustion air / cooling air for an en-gine or a motor in warm inner space
A method and system to arrange combustion air for a combustion engine or cooling air for an electric motor that are situated in warm indoor space. A started combustion engine or a combustion engine to be started or the air intake equipment of an electric motor has in immediate closeness at least one air intake box where there is connected or will be connected an air channel that reaches the outdoor space and then the outdoor air flows through the air channel to the air intake box and further to the engine air intake equipment.
08/21/14
20140230786
System and method for control of a transition between si and hcci combustion modes
In one embodiment a method of controlling an engine system includes providing a first cylinder with a first inlet valve, a first outlet valve, and a first throttle, controlling the first inlet and the first outlet valve in accordance with an si valve lift profile, activating a first spark in the first cylinder while controlling the first inlet and the first outlet valve in accordance with the si valve lift profile, controlling the first inlet and the first outlet valve in accordance with an hcci valve lift profile, activating a second spark in the first cylinder while controlling the first inlet and the first outlet valve in accordance with the hcci valve lift profile, and controlling the soi timing of the first throttle in an hcci soi mode while controlling the first inlet valve and the first outlet valve in the hcci valve lift profile after activating the second spark.. .
08/21/14
20140230784
System and method for control of a transition between si and hcci combustion modes
In one embodiment an engine system includes a cylinder, an inlet valve configured to control the flow of gases into the cylinder, an outlet valve configured to control the flow of gases out of the cylinder, a throttle configured to control the flow of fuel into the cylinder, a memory including program instructions stored therein, and a processor operably connected to the inlet valve, the outlet valve, the throttle, and the memory, and configured to execute the program instructions to control the inlet valve and the outlet valve in accordance with an hcci valve lift profile and an si valve open/close profile, and activate a first spark in the cylinder while controlling the inlet valve and the outlet valve in accordance with the hcci valve lift profile and the si valve open/close profile.. .
08/21/14
20140230783
Control apparatus for internal combustion engine
A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine equipped with an idling stop mechanism and a supercharger. The control apparatus is provided with: a controlling device which is configured to detect atmospheric pressure and to change a threshold value of a parameter which allows idling stop processing to be performed by the idling stop mechanism, to a side on which the idling stop processing is not allowed, as the detected atmospheric pressure has a lower value, in order to suppress an excessive increase in temperature of a catalyst..
08/21/14
20140230780
Real-time residual mass estimation with adaptive scaling
Systems and methods are described for on-line, real-time estimation of a residual mass in an engine cylinder during hcci combustion. The residual mass is estimated based on an estimated residual mass for a previous combustion cycle.
08/21/14
20140230779
Integrated fuel injector igniters having force generating assemblies for injecting and igniting fuel and associated methods of use and manufacture
Embodiments of injectors configured for adaptively injecting and igniting various fuels in a combustion chamber are disclosed herein. An injector according to one embodiment includes an end portion configured to be positioned adjacent to a combustion chamber, and an ignition feature carried by the end portion and configured to generate an ignition event.
08/21/14
20140230777
Process for powering a jet or rocket engine with water by simultaneously separating hydrogen from oxygen and igniting the hydrogen in the combustion/compression chamber
An improved method of powering a jet or rocket engine using water as a fuel by separating the hydrogen and oxygen and igniting the hydrogen with high voltage high amperage electricity in the compression/combustion chamber of the engine.. .
08/21/14
20140230776
Rotary engine comprising a ceramic material
Described is an assembly for an internal combustion rotary engine of a single or multi-rotor type. The assembly includes parts without cooling channels that comprise a monolithic ceramic material or ceramic matrix composite material capable of allowing the engine when assembled to operate at elevated temperatures that would cause metal parts of a metal engine to lose strength, lose structural and mechanical integrity, suffer excessive oxidation/corrosion and/or fail.
08/21/14
20140230775
Piston for an internal combustion engine
A piston for an internal combustion engine includes a piston head that has a piston crown, a top land, a ring part, and a combustion bowl with a bowl base, a bowl wall, and an insert which is made of an annular component and which is held in the piston head by means of an undercut section. According to the invention, the component has an inner wall on the bowl side, the inner wall continuously tapering off all the way to the bowl wall or the bowl base in a flush manner, thereby forming a circumferential edge that tapers into a point..
08/21/14
20140230774
Complex-shaped piston oil galleries with piston crowns made by cast metal or powder metal processes
A steel piston with an oil gallery, and process for forming a steel piston oil gallery channel, which corresponds to the complex shape of the combustion bowl in the piston crown. The piston crown is made by a cast metal or powder metal forming process.
08/21/14
20140230773
Diesel engine combustion chamber, method for igniting a fuel-air mixture in a combustion chamber of a diesel engine and diesel engine
The present invention relates to a combustion chamber of a diesel engine in accordance with the preamble of claim 1, a method for igniting a fuel-air mixture in a combustion chamber of a diesel engine in accordance with the preamble of claim 14, and a diesel engine in accordance with the preamble of claim 15.. .
08/21/14
20140230771
Nutating balancer for internal combustion engine
A nutating balance device for mitigating vibrations of an internal combustion engine having a crankshaft includes a coupler coupled to the engine crankshaft. The device also includes a weight coupled to the coupler.
08/21/14
20140230770
Transient plasma electrode for radical generation
A transient plasma electrode apparatus may include an elongated electrode having a first and a second end. The first end may connect to a source of high voltage pulses.
08/21/14
20140230769
Polymeric engine component having integrated oil additive
An additive is released into an engine lubricant of an internal combustion engine from a component of the internal combustion engine. The component is manufactured from a polymer, and includes the additive integrally mixed with the polymer.
08/21/14
20140230765
Valve cover
In order to provide a valve cover to which at least one line is securable simply and by using a small number of fastening elements, it is proposed that the valve cover includes the following: a base body that, in the mounted condition of the valve cover, is arranged on an engine block of an internal combustion engine and covers over a valve chamber of the internal combustion engine, and at least one fixing device for securing at least one line to the base body of the valve cover, wherein the fixing device includes a fixing element and at least one fixing element receiver which is arranged on the base body and to which the fixing element is securable or secured by latching.. .
08/21/14
20140230764
Sealing device and camshaft adjuster
A sealing device (12) for a camshaft adjuster (1) which is driveable using a belt and has a distributing valve (8) with a piston, wherein the sealing device (12) has a first securing portion (13) rigidly arrangeable on the camshaft adjuster (1), a second securing portion (14) rigidly arrangeable on the piston side, and a flexible membrane portion (15) arranged between the first securing portion (13) and the second securing portion (14), and a camshaft adjuster (1) having a having a stator (3) which, based on a combustion engine, is driveable using a belt, and a rotor (4) with limited twistability relative to the stator (3), wherein a twisting can be effected hydraulically, and a distributing valve (8) with a piston for the purpose of freeing up or blocking the pathway for a hydraulic medium or altering a through-flow direction, wherein the camshaft adjuster (1) has a sealing device (12) of the type whose first securing portion (13) is rigidly arranged on the camshaft adjuster (1) and whose second securing portion (14) is rigidly arranged on the piston side.. .
08/21/14
20140230762
Control device for internal combustion engine
An electronic control device for controlling an internal combustion engine reduces operation amounts of a high-pressure fuel pump and a vacuum pump, which are auxiliary devices driven by drive force of an intake camshaft, when a rotor of a variable valve timing mechanism is rotated to a lock phase in the phase advancing direction at the engine starting. Thus, the rotor rotates to the lock phase quickly and is fixed to the lock phase..
08/21/14
20140230757
Internal combustion engine control apparatus and internal combustion engine control method
An internal combustion engine control apparatus includes a secondary air supply device having a secondary air supply passage that supplies secondary air pumped by an air pump into an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine and an opening/closing unit that opens and closes the secondary air supply passage. A controller provided in the internal combustion engine control apparatus sets the opening/closing unit in an open condition such that the secondary air is supplied to the secondary air supply passage, and then executes foreign matter removal control in which the opening/closing unit is opened and closed.
08/21/14
20140230703
Oxy-fuel combustion with integrated pollution control
An oxygen fueled integrated pollutant removal and combustion system includes a combustion system and an integrated pollutant removal system. The combustion system includes a furnace having at least one burner that is configured to substantially prevent the introduction of air.
08/21/14
20140230701
Natural draft low swirl burner
A new design for a low swirl burner is disclosed in which natural draft rather than a motorized pump is used to move a fuel-air mixture through the burner. This new design enables the burn off of gas at refineries in an environment where electric motors cannot be used because of the potential for sparks, which could trigger explosions.
08/21/14
20140230685
Gas generator
A gas generator includes a cylindrical housing, a diffuser portion, a first combustion chamber defined by a first porous plate member, a second combustion chamber defined by a second porous plate member, and an ignition device having an ignition portion attached to an igniter collar. The first porous plate member comprises first through holes arranged in the vicinity of a peripheral edge portion.
08/21/14
20140230646
Complex-shaped forged piston oil galleries
A steel piston with an oil gallery, and process for forming a steel piston oil gallery channel, which corresponds to the complex shape of the combustion bowl in the piston crown. The oil gallery channel is first forged to the basic shape that corresponds to the shape of the walls of the combustion bowl.
08/21/14
20140230530
Diagnostics method and system for a power plant having two staged turbocompressors
A diagnostics method and system for a power plant including at least one low-pressure turbocompressor and at least one high-pressure turbocompressor, the turbocompressors being staged and supplying an internal combustion engine, the power plant being fitted to a motor vehicle. The method includes determining a mode of operation of the power plant, determining a power of the high-pressure turbine based on a first set of data and based on the mode of operation, determining the power of the high-pressure turbine based on a second set of data, determining a failure criterion as being the ratio between the power of the high-pressure turbine dependent on the first set of data and the power of the high-pressure turbine dependent on the second set of data, and comparing the failure criterion against stored values to determine whether there is a failure..
08/21/14
20140230470
Vehicle idle time reduction system and method
A system for reducing idle time in service vehicles such as police patrol cars. A bank of auxiliary batteries is provided.
08/21/14
20140230451
Method for controlling gas turbine power plant, gas turbine power plant, method for controlling carbon-containing fuel gasifier, and carbon-containing fuel gasifier
A method for controlling a gas turbine power plant, a gas turbine power plant, a method for controlling a carbon-containing fuel gasifier, and a carbon-containing fuel gasifier that can keep constant the amount of heat generated from a synthetic gas produced by the carbon-containing fuel gasifier. The gas turbine power plant includes a coal gasifier including a coal gasifier unit that gasifies a fuel containing carbon to produce a synthetic gas and a water-cooled wall duct disposed on the coal gasifier unit and to which a coolant, i.e., water, is directed; a gas turbine combustor that combusts the synthetic gas to produce combustion gas; a gas turbine rotated by the combustion gas produced by the gas turbine combustor; and a generator that generates electrical power.
08/21/14
20140230449
Valve control device, gas turbine, and valve control method
A valve control device is provided in a gas turbine having a combustor for generating combustion gas, a turbine driven by the combustion gas generated by the combustor, a flow rate regulating valve for regulating the flow rate of the fuel to be supplied to the combustor, and a pressure regulating valve disposed upstream of the flow rate regulating valve, for regulating the fuel pressure. The valve control device controls the opening degree of the valve.
08/21/14
20140230448
Method for preventing flashback in a burner having at least one swirl generator
A method for preventing flashback in a burner having swirl generator with a central fuel distributor element and an outer wall enclosing the central fuel distributor element and bounding an axial flow channel for combustion air is provided. A separating wall encloses the central fuel distributor element radially within the outer wall, wherein the axial flow channel is divided into a radially inner channel segment and a radially outer segment by the separating wall.
08/21/14
20140230443
Rotor assembly having a concentric arrangement of a turbine portion, a cooling channel and a reinforcement wall
The present disclosure introduces a rotor assembly having a concentric arrangement comprising a rotating turbine portion, a cooling channel and an annular reinforcement wall. The concentric arrangement is configured to rotate around a common axis.
08/21/14
20140230440
Combustion chamber
A combustion chamber comprises an outer wall and an inner wall. The outer wall has mounting apertures extending there-though and the inner wall has threaded studs extending there-from.
08/21/14
20140230436
Turbo recharger
Embodiments as described herein provide a simplified turbo recharger for an efficient, reliable, low-cost system that delivers good performance for improving efficiency of a vehicle using electric power. Embodiments as described herein may be used with electric motor, combustion engine hybrid vehicles to improve the fuel efficiencies of such vehicles.
08/21/14
20140230435
Internal combustion machine, water craft, and method for operating the power supply system of a ship using an internal combustion engine
The invention relates to an internal combustion machine (10), comprising a combustion engine (1) having an exhaust gas side (ags) and a charging fluid side (lls), and having a supercharger system (14) comprising an exhaust gas turbo charger (40) for charging the combustion engine (1), having a condenser array (41) on the charging fluid side (lls) and a turbine arrangement (42) on the exhaust gas side (ags), a compressor (3), the primary side (i) of which is connected to the charging fluid side (lls), and the secondary side (ii) of which is connected to the exhaust gas side (ags). An electric machine (4) configured as a motor/generator is coupled to the combustion engine (1), wherein the electric machine (4) as a generator can be powered by the combustion engine (1), or can power the combustion engine (1) as a motor, wherein the compressor (3) can be powered directly by the electric machine (4) via a mechanical drive coupling (13)..
08/21/14
20140230433
Internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas aftertreatment arrangement and method for operating an internal combustion engine of said type
A system and method for controlling temperature of a urea reductant to form ammonia for nox reduction in a selective catalytic reducer coupled to a turbocharged engine exhaust by portioning a flow across the reductant between compressed air and ambient air.. .
08/21/14
20140230432
Supercharged internal combustion engine with two-channel turbine and method for operating an internal combustion engine of said type
A supercharged internal combustion engine wherein a two-channel turbine comprising a shut-off body positioned within a flow transfer duct within a turbine housing fluidly couples the two channels of a turbine housing to one another via the transfer duct responsive to the exhaust gas flow rate to enable better operation of the turbocharger.. .
08/21/14
20140230431
Supercharged internal combustion engine with two-channel turbine and method for operating an internal combustion engine of said type
A supercharged internal combustion engine comprising a two channel turbine fluidly connects the two channels within the turbine housing by virtue of at least one opening in the housing wall which separates the two channels wherein at least one displaceable wall part is provided which serves for opening up the opening in the housing wall to optimize the performance of the turbine responsive to the exhaust gas flow rate.. .
08/21/14
20140230430
Air charge system and method for an internal combustion engine
An air charge system for an internal combustion engine may include a charge path having a charge inlet configured to receive air, and a charge outlet configured to convey air to an intake of the internal combustion engine; a first compressor in the charge path, the first compressor being driven by a motor and configured to receive the air from the charge inlet and increase temperature, pressure and volumetric flow rate of the air in the charge path; a first valve in the charge path downstream of the first compressor configured to divert at least a portion of the air leaving the first compressor from exiting the charge path through the charge outlet; and a controller configured to modulate at least one of the first valve and a speed of the motor to adjust a volumetric flow rate of air leaving the charge outlet.. .
08/21/14
20140230417
Exhaust gas combustion system
An exhaust gas combustion system advances exhaust timing by using an electric cvvt apparatus. The system may include: an air supply passage adapted to provide for passing air to be supplied to an engine; an exhaust manifold adapted to transmit exhaust gas of the engine to an exhaust passage; an air injection passage adapted to connect the air supply passage with the exhaust manifold so as to supply a part of air passing through the air supply passage to the exhaust manifold; and an air valve disposed at the air injection passage so as to selectively open or close the air injection passage.
08/21/14
20140230416
Exhaust gas control apparatus for internal combustion engine
An exhaust gas control apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes a nox purification catalyst disposed in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine and carrying a first catalyst metal on a first catalyst carrier, an oxidation catalyst disposed in the downstream exhaust passage of the nox purification catalyst and carrying second catalyst metals including a base metal on a second catalyst carrier, an air introduction apparatus introducing air into an upstream of the oxidation catalyst, and a temperature detector detecting a temperature of the oxidation catalyst. When an oxidation catalyst temperature is a predetermined temperature or lower, an air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas into the oxidation catalyst is controlled to a more fuel lean ratio than the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio.
08/21/14
20140230415
Exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine
A reduction in the accuracy of a failure determination of a filter due to a reduction in the detection accuracy of a pm sensor is suppressed. To this end, provision is made for an nox selective reduction catalyst arranged in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine to reduce nox by means of a reducing agent supplied thereto, a supply device to supply urea water as the reducing agent from an upstream side of the nox selective reduction catalyst, a pm sensor to detect an amount of particulate matter in an exhaust gas at the downstream side of the nox selective reduction catalyst, and a control unit to make an amount of production of intermediate products from the urea water supplied from the supply device to ammonia smaller when an amount of particulate matter is detected by the pm sensor than when not detected..
08/21/14
20140230413
System, method, and apparatus for controlling an aftertreatment system having a particulate filter and a rich nox conversion device
A system includes an internal combustion ignition engine with an exhaust gas flow, a particulate filter in the exhaust gas flow, a nox reduction catalyst in the exhaust gas flow downstream of the particulate filter, a first oxygen sensor coupled to the exhaust gas flow downstream of the nox reduction catalyst, and a second oxygen sensor coupled to the exhaust gas flow between the particulate filter and the nox reduction catalyst. A controller includes an exhaust conditions module that interprets a first oxygen signal from the first oxygen sensor and a second oxygen signal from the second oxygen sensor and a combustion control module that commands a high engine-out air-fuel ratio when the first oxygen signal indicates a low oxygen content and commands a low engine-out air-fuel ratio when the first oxygen signal indicates a high oxygen content..
08/21/14
20140230410
Internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas aftertreatment arrangement and intake air arrangement and method for operating an internal combustion engine of said type
A system and method for controlling temperature of a urea reductant to form ammonia for nox reduction in a selective catalytic reducer coupled to a turbocharged engine exhaust by portioning a flow across the reductant of one or more of the following: a combination of compressed air and ambient air; and/or a combination of the exhaust upstream and downstream the turbine.. .
08/21/14
20140230409
Method and device for determining a starting time of a regeneration process for regenerating a diesel particle filter
Method for determining a starting time of a regeneration process of a particle filter which is connected into the exhaust train of an internal combustion engine, in particular of a diesel engine, wherein the data of an air mass flow rate meter, of an exhaust gas temperature sensor and of a differential pressure sensor are fed to a control unit and the control unit starts the regeneration on the basis of the data by means of the comparison with characteristic diagrams.. .
08/21/14
20140230408
System and method for exhaust gas aftertreatment
In one embodiment, a method for controlling nitrogen oxides in an exhaust gas received by an exhaust system, the exhaust system including a first selective catalytic reduction device, an exhaust gas heat recovery device and a second selective catalytic reduction device is provided. The method includes flowing the exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine into the first selective catalytic reduction device, receiving the exhaust gas from the first selective catalytic reduction device into the exhaust gas heat recovery device and directing the exhaust gas to a heat exchanger in the exhaust gas heat recovery device based on a temperature of the internal combustion engine proximate moving engine components.
08/21/14
20140230393
Lawn mower starter system
A lawn mower includes an internal combustion engine, a rotary tool driven by the internal combustion engine, an electric motor coupled to the internal combustion engine and configured to start the internal combustion engine, a receiving port mounted to the internal combustion engine, an energy storage device configured to be selectively inserted into and removed from the receiving port without tools, a first user interface, and a second user interface, wherein the electric motor starts the internal combustion engine upon actuation of the first user interface and the second user interface.. .
08/21/14
20140230381
Separating device, an internal combustion engine and centrifugal separator assembly and a method of separating contaminants from crankcase gas
An internal combustion engine and centrifugal separator assembly separates contaminants from crankcase gas. A crankcase is connected to the centrifugal separator including a centrifugal rotor.
08/21/14
20140230224
Method of making a chemically active filter element for an oil filter
An improved oil filter, for use with an internal combustion engine, comprises a hollow filter housing defining a chamber therein and having an inlet and an outlet with a flow path therebetween; a mechanically active filter member disposed inside the filter housing in the flow path; and a chemically active filter member disposed inside the filter housing in the flow path. The chemically active filter member comprises a plurality of composite oil additive pellets.


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