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Fuel injection system

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
123446000 Fuel pump flow regulation 327
123472000 Electrically actuated injector 250
123470000 Injection nozzle mounting means 104
123468000 Having a specific shape, material, or location of fuel line 38
123467000 Drip prevention means at injector nozzle 3
20110155103Fuel Injection Valve for Internal Combustion Engine - In a fuel injection valve, it is intended to enhance valve-closing responsivity while maintaining durability (anti wear property) of a collision portion between a stationary core and a movable core and valve-opening responsivity.06-30-2011
20100037863FLUID LEAK LIMITER - A fluid leak limiter for a high-pressure fuel injection system is disclosed. The fluid leak limiter may have a body at least partially defining a central bore and having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, a piston reciprocatingly disposed within the central bore, and a spring located to bias the piston toward a first flow-blocking position at which fluid from the fluid inlet is inhibited from flowing to the fluid outlet. The fluid leak limiter may also have a pin configured to selectively lock the piston in a second flow-blocking position at which fluid from the fluid inlet is inhibited from flowing to the fluid outlet.02-18-2010
20090314257FUEL INJECTION DEVICE - To provide a fuel injection device capable of reducing the amount of fuel discharging to the outside. The fuel injection device is provided with the nozzle body, the injection control valve, and the close assistance piston. In the nozzle body, the first fuel chamber and the nozzle valve close chamber are formed. The injection control valve advances to a first position, thereby allowing the first fuel passage to be communicated with the first fuel chamber and blocking access from the first fuel chamber to the third fuel passage, and the injection control valve retreats to a second position, thereby blocking access from the first fuel passage to the first fuel chamber and allowing the first fuel chamber to be communicated with the third fuel passage. The close assistance piston prevents fuel in the first fuel chamber from discharging to the outside of the fuel injection device.12-24-2009
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20090000596E85 Vehicle Compatibility Kit - The present invention relates generally to an E85 vehicle compatibility kit and, more specifically, to a conversion kit provided as a means to make gasoline powered vehicles E85 compatible. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.01-01-2009
20130025568CONTROL DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - If a relative rotational phase between a first rotor drivably connected to a crankshaft and a second rotor drivably connected to a camshaft is not an intermediate lock phase when an engine is started, a fuel injection starting timing is delayed more than that of the time when the relative rotational phase is the intermediate lock phase. The delay time is determined according to the working oil temperature of a valve timing mechanism during the engine start or the same oil temperature at the previous stop time of the engine, for example. As a result, the start of the engine can be completed as soon as possible while retaining the startability of the internal combustion engine.01-31-2013
20100071662Gas-mixture-nonuniformity acquisition apparatus and gas-mixture-state acquisition apparatus for internal combustion engine - In a gas-mixture-nonuniformity acquisition apparatus for an internal combustion engine, the nonuniformity of fuel concentration within a gas mixture is acquired under the assumption that, in a process in which a cylinder interior gas taken into a combustion chamber of the engine and fuel injected into the combustion chamber mix together to form a gas mixture, a collision reaction repeatedly takes place within the gas mixture in such a manner that, due to collision of two gas volumes having different fuel mass ratios, respective portions of the two gas volumes mix together, and the mixed portions separate from the corresponding gas volumes and form a portion or the entirety of another gas volume having a fuel mass ratio different from those of the two gas volumes.03-25-2010
20090183713Fuel lance and assembly - A fuel lance assembly for an engine comprises: a fuel lance to be received in a passage provided in a cylinder head and a connection arrangement comprising an inlet adapter for securing the fuel lance within the passage. The fuel lance comprises a tubular member of constant external diameter, arranged to be received, in use, within the passage and having a first end being shaped for cooperation with a seating surface of a fuel injector of the engine, and a second end being shaped for cooperation with the inlet adapter, and being provided with a bore therethrough to define a fuel flow path between the first end and the second end of the fuel lance. The inlet adapter is provided with an attachment system for engaging a compatible attachment system of the cylinder head, and has a proximal region for receiving a high pressure fuel pipe, and wherein the inlet adapter has a distal region provided with an opening being adapted to receive the second end of the fuel lance. A fuel lance and a fuel supply line arrangement are also provided.07-23-2009
20130037004TWO SOLENOID VALVE RELAY TWO-STAGE FUEL INJECTION VALVE FOR DIESEL ENGINES - The present invention provides a two solenoid valve relay with a two-phase fuel injection valve for a diesel engine, which is installed on a valve itself to enable injection at pressure greater than opening pressure, at which the fuel enters into a fuel valve, thereby improving fuel injection performance, and which is configured to enable adjustment of an injection timing at the opening pressure within the valve, wherein injection timings through a solenoid valve is provided for low load and high load, respectively, such that a distinct difference exists between the injection timings to open the nozzle hole of the nozzle in a differential manner at pressure higher than the pressure, at which the fuel enters to the fuel valve and internal spring opening pressure, thereby injecting fuel at high pressure even at low load to facilitate vaporization, and wherein, in case of a high speed operation or high load, low pressure/high pressure needle valves are opened at the same time to quickly inject fuel of a high volume through a plurality of nozzle holes, thereby improving combustion performance of an engine, and wherein a space between the needle valve and the nozzle hole which are closed after the injection is minimized because the nozzle hole is opened differentially and sequentially according to pressure, thereby avoiding waste of fuel and reducing harmful gas (smoke, Nox).02-14-2013
20130037003METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING COMBUSTION IN A DIESEL ENGINE - A system for controlling combustion in a diesel engine having one or more combustion chambers in which fuel is injected and air is compressed for combustion of the fuel. The system includes a hydrogen injector for injecting a first predetermined volume of hydrogen into the combustion chamber prior to combustion of the fuel, and an oxygen injector for injecting a second predetermined volume of oxygen into the combustion chamber prior to combustion of the fuel.02-14-2013
20120180761HIGH-PRESSURE UNIT FUEL INJECTOR - A check valve body (07-19-2012
20130087123DIESEL-GASOLINE HYBRID ENGINE - A diesel-gasoline hybrid engine is constructed with an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system, without a design change. As a combustion space of a combustion chamber is stratified into a high-concentration EGR space and a relatively low-concentration EGR space, an ignition quality of a low-speed and low-load region is secured to improve combustion, and simultaneously, knocking in a high-low region is suppressed. Furthermore, the amount of NO04-11-2013
20120216778MULTI-STAGED FUEL RETURN SYSTEM - A fuel system for an engine is provided herein. According to one embodiment, the fuel system includes a fuel supply coupled to a low pressure fuel pump, the low pressure fuel pump coupled to a high pressure fuel pump to provide fuel to a fuel rail. Further, the fuel system includes a plurality of injectors coupled to the fuel rail to provide fuel to a plurality of engine cylinders. Further still, the fuel system includes a first fuel return line coupling the fuel rail to the fuel supply and a thermal recirculation valve, the thermal recirculation valve further coupled to a low pressure pump intake line; a second fuel return line coupling the high pressure fuel pump to the first fuel return line; and a third fuel return line coupling the plurality of injectors to a high pressure pump intake line.08-30-2012
20120227706INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A fuel injection unit of an internal combustion engine includes at least an injector, an inlet opening, and an intake stroke injection device. A controller causes the intake stroke injection device to cause the injector to inject fuel in an intake stroke so that the fuel is introduced into an interior of a cylinder from the inlet opening. The fuel is injected from the injector into a range, which spreads in a width of an inside of the inlet opening when viewed from above of the cylinder, and which spreads in a width defined in a side of a center of the cylinder from a valve shaft in a state where the inlet valve is in a maximum lift-up level within the inside of the inlet opening when viewed from a lateral of the cylinder.09-13-2012
20120111306FUEL INJECTOR FOR INJECTION IGNITION ENGINES - The present invention provides an injector-ignition fuel injector for an internal combustion engine, comprising an input fuel metering system for dispensing a fuel charge into a pressurizing chamber, a pressurization ram system including a pressurization ram for compressing the fuel charge within the pressurizing chamber, wherein the fuel charge is heated in the pressurization chamber in the presence of a catalyst, and an injector nozzle for injecting the fuel charge into a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine.05-10-2012
20130160740ENGINE AND ENGINE OPERATING MACHINE INCLUDING THE SAME - An engine including: a cylinder block formed with a cylinder bore; a carburetor including, a fuel storage portion that stores fuel supplied from a fuel tank and supplies the fuel to a suction path, and a fuel discharge path that discharges fuel overflowed from the fuel storage portion; a starting fuel supply device including, a starting fuel storage chamber that is provided on a fuel route defined by the fuel tank and the carburetor and stores a predetermined amount of fuel, a fuel delivery portion that delivers the fuel to a starting fuel supply path connected to the suction path or the cylinder bore, and a fuel return path that discharges the fuel overflowed from the starting fuel storage chamber; and a notifying portion that visually notifies that the starting fuel storage chamber is filled with fuel.06-27-2013
20110253105FLUID INJECTOR WITH BACK END RATE SHAPING CAPABILITY - A common rail single fluid injection system includes fuel injectors ramp shaped injection curves at both the front and back ends of an injection event. This is accomplished by including a check speed control device fixed in position within the check control chamber of a fuel injector. The check speed control device controls the speed of a check by restricting fuel flowing into and out of the check control chamber.10-20-2011
20110259299Fuel Injector - A fuel injector for fuel-injection systems of internal combustion engines. The fuel injector includes an electromagnetic actuating element having a solenoid coil, a core and a valve cover as external solenoid circuit component, and a movable valve-closure element, which cooperates with a valve-seat surface assigned to a valve-seat body. The core and a connection pipe are fixedly connected in an inner opening of a thin-walled valve sleeve by being pressed into place, and the valve cover at the outer circumference of the valve sleeve is firmly connected to the valve sleeve by being pressed onto it. The firm press-fitted connection of in each case two of these metallic components of the fuel injector is characterized by the fact that at least one of the partner components has in its press-fitting region a structure with score marks, and/or the particular press-fitting region has an intake rounding in at least one transition to an adjoining component section. To safely contain abrasion particles produced in the press-fitting action, starting from the press-fitting region of a partner component, first a recessed region adjoins, which is followed by a press lip, which radially projects further to the outside on the outer contour of this one component partner.10-27-2011
20110120416MULTI-FUEL DIESEL INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A diesel internal combustion engine that is operated advantageously at least predominantly according to the diesel principle, with a multi-fuel adaptation unit that reacts to various fuels of different mixtures and adapts an operating mode of the internal combustion engine to these fuels, wherein the multi-fuel adaptation unit comprises at least the following elements: 05-26-2011
20130098333Dual Fuel Injector With Hydraulic Lock Seal And Liquid Leak Purge Strategy - A dual fuel system includes a dual fuel injector that has disposed therein a gaseous nozzle chamber fluidly connected to a gaseous fuel inlet, and a liquid nozzle chamber fluidly connected to the liquid fuel inlet. The dual fuel injector also includes a hydraulic lock seal with an annular volume of liquid fuel surrounding a guide segment of a gas needle valve member for inhibiting migration of gaseous fuel into the liquid fuel. A liquid fuel common rail is fluidly connected to a liquid fuel inlet. A check valve is fluidly positioned between the gaseous fuel common rail and the gaseous nozzle chamber of the dual fuel injector for blocking liquid fuel leaked into a gaseous nozzle chamber through the hydraulic lock seal from entering the gaseous fuel common rail.04-25-2013
20110197855Apparatus and Method For Recovering Fuel - A new and useful apparatus and method for recovering fuel is provided, that is particularly useful for recovering fuel from a vehicle fuel system in which fuel is normally pumped to the vehicle engine. In a method and apparatus according to the principles of the present invention, fuel is recovered from a fuel supply system (e.g. a vehicle fuel system) in which fuel is normally directed, under pressure from a fuel pump to an engine (generally via a fuel rail that is connected directly to a fuel supply line). The fuel is recovered by connecting a drain conduit that comprises a single fluid conduit directly to the fuel line in a manner that provides a connection to only one point in the fuel line (and bypasses the fuel rail and the engine), initiating operation of the fuel pump (without starting the engine), to cause the fuel pump to pump fuel in the fuel line directly to the drain conduit. Thus, fuel is drained to the drain conduit, by operating the fuel pump without starting the engine, and draining fuel through the single conduit, while bypassing the fuel rail and the engine.08-18-2011
20110073072SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INJECTING COMBUSTIBLE GAS IN LIQUID FORM INTO A DIESEL ENGINE - The present invention discloses a method of introducing fuel into a diesel engine for combustion within the engine. A combustible gas in liquid form is injected into the engine for combustion therein with diesel fuel so as to maintain a combustible gas concentration derived from the liquid in the range of 0.2%-0.6% of air intake by volume of combustible gas. Suitable gases include LPG or liquid petroleum gas, natural gas, hydrogen, ethane, methane, propane, butane, hexane, heptane, pentane, acetylene, carbon monoxide, ammonia or other combustible gas, or a combination of two or more thereof.03-31-2011
20100170475FUEL INJECTION CONTROL DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - When a control valve 07-08-2010
20100251997INJECTOR AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - An injector includes a nozzle hole, a metal body including a high pressure passage inside the body, and a fuel pressure sensor attached to the body to detect fuel pressure. The sensor includes a metal flexure element resiliently deformed upon application of fuel pressure to the flexure element, and a sensor element that converts flexure in the flexure element into an electrical signal and outputs the signal as a pressure detection value. The body includes a sensor high pressure passage communicating with the flexure element, and a body side sealing surface on which the flexure element is pressed and closely-attached so that a clearance between the body and the flexure element is metal-to-metal sealed on the sealing surface. Carburizing treatment is performed on at least a part of the body that defines the sensor high pressure passage. The carburizing treatment is not performed on the sealing surface.10-07-2010
20090151698System and Method for Providing an Air/Fuel Mixture for an Internal-Combustion Engine - An air/fuel mixture consisting of air and a cryogenic fuel, particularly cryogenic hydrogen, is provided for an internal-combustion engine having at least one intake port that can be loaded with air and at least one injector that is assigned to the intake port. A nozzle for blowing in the cryogenic fuel is heatable at least in areas.06-18-2009
20110197854FUEL CONTROL APPARATUS - The invention, described herein, is an improved Fuel Injection Servo (“Servo”) for the homebuilt aircraft. The Servo has been designed to allow the manufacturer to more easily fine tune the pressure deferential over the air diaphragm. The Servo also provides an idle valve that the manufacturer and homebuilder can easily fine tune. In a second embodiment, the Servo is further adapted to replace the carburetor in smaller aircraft.08-18-2011
20110192375FUEL INJECTOR NOZZLE08-11-2011
20080210199FUEL INJECTOR - A fuel injector has a spray nozzle with a plurality of spray discharge orifices, each of which has an elongated cross-section having a major axis orientable to a center electrode of a spark plug in the combustion chamber.09-04-2008
20090277419MULTIPLE GAS FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM - In a multiple gas fuel delivery system for interchangeably supplying a plurality of gas fuels having different supply pressures to an internal combustion engine, at least a pair of fuel passages extend from a gas fuel inlet (11-12-2009
20090293843FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR BOAT AND OUTBOARD MOTOR - A fuel supply system for a boat prevents deterioration in engine startability and includes a vapor separator tank arranged to contain fuel at an inner fuel level “P” at a predetermined height, an injector arranged to supply fuel to an engine, and a high-pressure fuel pump that is disposed outside the vapor separator tank and that is arranged to supply the fuel reserved in the vapor separator tank to the injector. The high-pressure fuel pump includes a negative pressure generating portion arranged to generate negative pressure when the high-pressure fuel pump draws fuel, the negative pressure generating portion being positioned lower than the fuel level “P” in the vapor separator tank.12-03-2009
20120291752Quill Assembly for a Dual Fuel Common Rail Fuel System - A quill assembly includes a first quill tube and a second quill tube nested within the first quill tube. A first compression assembly includes a first piston operably coupled to the first quill tube and fluidly communicates with the first fuel rail to apply a first piston axial force against the first quill tube inlet end, and a first spring operably coupled to the first piston and configured to apply a first spring axial force against the first quill tube inlet end. A second compression assembly includes a second piston operably coupled to the second quill tube inlet end and fluidly communicates with the second fuel rail to apply a second piston axial force against the second quill tube inlet end, and a second spring operably coupled to the second piston and configured to apply a second spring axial force against the second quill tube inlet end.11-22-2012
20110023827FLUID INJECTION DEVICE - An injector including a nozzle that includes an opening and a seat, a needle movably mounted in the nozzle and having an end defining a valve in a contact area with the seat, a mechanism for vibrating the valve, a first acoustic-impedance breaking area at a first distance from the valve along the nozzle, and another first acoustic-impedance breaking area at a second distance from the valve along the needle. Each of the first and second distances is such that the respective propagation time of acoustic waves along the distance is: T02-03-2011
20080264383Fuel Injection System - A first valve element (10-30-2008
20130118451FUEL INJECTOR WITH INJECTION CONTROL VALVE ASSEMBLY - A fuel injector control valve is provided that includes a drain circuit for directing the flow of fuel away from temperature sensitive components of a fuel injector in which the fuel injector control valve is positioned. The drain circuit includes at least one portion that directs drain fuel axially inward or toward a fuel injector orifice, and away from an actuator of the fuel injector.05-16-2013
20120042852FUEL INJECTION DEVICE - A fuel injection device (02-23-2012
20130213358FUEL INJECTOR CAPABLE OF DUAL FUEL INJECTION - A variable orifice fuel injector has both an inward opening needle valve and an outward opening needle valve and has means to inject dual fuels in different hollow conical spray patterns and conventional multiple jet spray patterns selectively and independently.08-22-2013
20080271706Hydrogen gas injector plug for diesel engines - The hydrogen gas injector plug for diesel engines employs an injector plug for generating hydrogen gas from water. Pressurized hot water is pulsed into contact with a heated metallic catalyst. The pressurized hot water turns to steam and disassociates into a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen gases. The catalyst removes the oxygen gases from the gaseous mixture. The hydrogen gas expands into a combustion chamber and is burned therein, creating a pressure to drive an engine piston disposed in the combustion chamber.11-06-2008
20110220064FLUID INJECTOR WITH AUXILIARY FILLING ORIFICE - A common rail single fluid injection system including fuel injectors with the ability to produce multiple injection rate shapes. This is accomplished by including auxiliary filling orifices which selectively provide pressurized fluid to the check needle control chamber during injection events. In so doing, the speed and movement of the check needle is manipulated and differing injection rates may be achieved.09-15-2011
20090139487Dual mode combustion apparatus and method - A fuel injection apparatus for a fuel injector nozzle includes a moveable valve needle slideably located within a nozzle body, the nozzle body having an internal surface defining a valve seat between a fuel supply path and fuel outlets. The valve needle includes an obturator piston that is engagable with an axial fuel outlet and a two-stage lift mechanism for enabling lift of the valve needle. In a first stage lifted position of the valve needle, the valve face is spaced apart from the valve seat, and the obturator piston is positioned such that a fuel flow passage is opened between the obturator piston and the axial fuel outlet. In a second stage lifted position, the valve face is spaced further apart from the valve seat and the obturator piston is positioned such that the fuel flow passage between the obturator piston and the axial fuel outlet is substantially closed.06-04-2009
20080264384Plug-in pump fuel injection system - In a plug-in pump fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine, wherein for each cylinder of the internal combustion engine a plug-in fuel injection pump is provided, each having a pump housing with a fuel feed channel and a fuel return channel, an annular plate provided with openings is arranged in a circumferential groove of the fuel return channel which extends around the pump housing of each plug-in pump and which forms a part of the fuel return channel of the respective plug-in fuel pump in order to inhibit the formation of pressure oscillations in the fuel return channel.10-30-2008
20090084354HIGH-PRESSURE PUMP OR INJECTOR PLUG OR GUIDE WITH DECOUPLED SEALING LAND - A unitary high pressure seal provides a fluid seal against multiple surfaces, at least one of which is static and one of which is dynamically loaded. The seal includes a seal body and separated load and sealing lands. The load land interfaces with the static surface, e.g., a valve assembly barrel, to seal the body to that surface, whereas the sealing land dynamically provides a seal against a variably positioned surface, e.g., a valve head surface. In this manner, when the valve is closed, the load land is not affected by the dynamic loads on the sealing land, and leakage at the static surface is thus minimized.04-02-2009
20130213357FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM WITH PRESSURE-CONTROLLED BLEED FUNCTION - A fuel injection system with a high-pressure fuel injection pomp is provided for pressurizing fuel and delivering it for injection into an internal combustion engine. The system and the high-pressure fuel injection pump have an inlet, a return port, at least one plunger, a suction, channel positioned between the inlet and plunger, and a bleed valve connectively arranged at the suction channel of the high-pressure fuel injection pump, A selector valve is provided between the inlet, and return port.08-22-2013
20100186716Multiple Intensifier Injectors with Positive Needle Control and Methods of Injection - Multiple intensifier injectors with positive needle control and methods of injection that reduce injector energy consumption. The intensifiers are disposed about the axis of the injectors, leaving the center free for direct needle control down the center of the injector. Also disclosed is a boost system, increasing the needle closing velocity but without adding mass to the needle when finally closing. Direct needle control allows maintaining injection pressure on the fuel between injection events if the control system determines that enough fuel has been pressurized for the next injection, thus saving substantial energy when operating an engine at less than maximum power, by not venting and re-pressurizing on every injection event.07-29-2010
20130213356ENGINE WORKING MACHINE - There is provided an engine working machine operated by an engine including a fuel tank, a carburetor and a crankcase, wherein the engine working machine is provided with a fuel supply path configured to supply an additional fuel in an interior of a crank chamber at a time of starting and an starting aid device including a solenoid valve configured to open/close the fuel supply path. The solenoid valve provided inside the starting aid device is controlled by a control unit equipped by a control circuit board and is driven by power of the battery so as to open/close a fuel inlet hole. At the time of starting the engine, the control unit controls opening/closing the solenoid valve at an appropriate timing, so that the fuel is directly inlet to the interior of the crank chamber.08-22-2013
20120031374CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A control device for an internal combustion engine includes: an abnormality determination portion determining the presence of an abnormality in a fuel system, such as an injector, by comparing an air-fuel ratio detected by an A/F sensor and a learning value of the air-fuel ratio with a preset abnormality determination value; an alcohol concentration estimating portion estimating the alcohol concentration in fuel based on the air-fuel ratio detected by the A/F sensor and the learning value; and an abnormality determination value changing portion changing the abnormality determination value depending on the alcohol concentration estimated by the alcohol concentration estimating portion.02-09-2012
20100212635INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM - With reference to FIG. 08-26-2010
20100242914INTAKE PASSAGE STRUCTURE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, AND ENGINE AND VEHICLE INCORPORATING SAME - An internal combustion engine includes an intake passage structure. The engine is configured such that a cylinder head is formed integrally with an intake manifold portion. A cylinder central axis is oriented parallel to an extending direction of an intake passage, when viewed in a side view. An injector is arranged such that it does not interfere with peripheral components, including the intake passage and a throttle body. The injector is disposed in the intake manifold portion such that a leading end thereof is oriented towards the intake valve of the cylinder head. The intake passage on the upstream side of an injector attachment position is offset from the injector in a width-direction of the internal combustion engine.09-30-2010
20110100328ELECTROLYSIS APPARATUS AND RELATED DEVICES AND METHODS - A cell for use in an electrolysis unit includes a back wall, a side wall extending upwardly from and around a periphery of the back wall to define an inner region of the cell, an electrode disposed on the back wall within the inner region to divide at least a portion of the inner region into first and second regions is disclosed.05-05-2011
20090107460FUEL-INJECTED ENGINE AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY THEREOF - An internal combustion engine is disclosed, having at least one combustion chamber disposed in an engine casing. At least one fuel injector is mounted to the engine casing for supplying fuel to the at least one combustion chamber. The at least one fuel injector has at least one fuel supply inlet. A fuel supply assembly is mounted to the at least one fuel injector. The assembly is mounted adjacent to the at least one fuel injector for supplying the fuel to the fuel injector. The assembly has at least one fuel supply outlet. The assembly is mounted to the at least one fuel injector by a cooperative fit, such that the at least one fuel supply inlet and the at least one fuel supply outlet align in a sealed relationship to allow fluid communication therebetween. A method of assembling an engine is also disclosed.04-30-2009
20130139789Method and Device for Supplying Fuel To An Internal Combustion Engine - A method and a device for supplying fuel into a combustion chamber of a cylinder of an internal combustion engine, in which an air-fuel mixture is supplied to the cylinder via at least two intake sections, which are connected to the cylinder via an intake valve, and each of the intake sections is assigned an injector, fuel being injected into the intake sections in at least intermittently asynchronous manner.06-06-2013
20120145125FUEL INJECTOR ACTUATOR ASSEMBLIES AND ASSOCIATED METHODS OF USE AND MANUFACTURE - The present disclosure is directed to integrated injector/igniters providing efficient injection, ignition, and complete combustion of various types of fuels. One example of such an injectors/igniter can include a body having a base portion opposite a nozzle portion. The base portion receives the fuel into the body and the nozzle portion can be positioned adjacent to the combustion chamber. The injector further includes a valve carried by the nozzle portion that is movable between a closed position and an open position. An actuator is coupled the valve and extends longitudinally through the body towards the base portion, and a driver is carried by the body and is movable between a first position and a second position. In the first position the driver does not move the actuator and in the second position the driver moves the actuator to move the valve to the open position.06-14-2012
20120031375DECOUPLING ELEMENT FOR A FUEL INJECTION DEVICE - A decoupling element for a fuel injection device provides a low-noise construction. The fuel injection device has at least one fuel injection valve and a receiving bore in a cylinder head for the fuel injection valve as well as the decoupling element between a valve housing of the fuel injection valve and a wall of the receiving bore. The spring rigidity of the decoupling element is so low and the decoupling element is placed between the valve housing of the fuel injection valve and the wall of the receiving bore in such a way that the decoupling resonance is located in the frequency range below 2.5 kHz. The fuel injection device is particularly suitable for the direct injection of fuel into a combustion chamber of a mixture-compressing spark-ignited internal combustion engine.02-09-2012
20110023828ENGINE - An engine in which a fluctuation in the amount of fuel injection is reduced in the entire operating tolerance of the engine. The engine (02-03-2011
20110023829CONTROL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In an internal combustion engine with separate cylinder banks, separate exhaust passages are connected to each cylinder bank of an engine and a shared intake passage is connected to both cylinder banks. One end of an EGR passage is connected to the separate exhaust passage of one cylinder bank, and the other end of the EGR is connected to the shared intake passage. If it is determined that an EGR valve in the EGR passage is stuck in an open state, a fuel-cut control is executed in the cylinder bank that is connected to the separate exhaust passage to which the EGR passage is connected. Thus, even when the EGR valve is stuck in an open state, it is possible to prevent the internal combustion engine from operating unstably.02-03-2011
20110079198INJECTION METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING AN INJECTION PROCESS IN AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A method for controlling an injection of fuel in an internal combustion engine, in particular in a gasoline engine having direct injection, a drive fuel quantity, which indicates the fuel quantity required by the internal combustion engine to provide a torque, being injected in a working cycle before a combustion stroke of the working cycle into a cylinder of the internal combustion engine, a cooling fuel quantity, which indicates the fuel quantity which is used to cool the combustion exhaust gases, being injected in the working cycle in addition to the drive fuel quantity, at least part of the cooling fuel quantity being injected after completion of the combustion in the combustion stroke and/or the immediately following exhaust stroke of the working cycle.04-07-2011
20110139121FUEL INJECTOR AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A VALVE SEAT FOR A FUEL INJECTOR - A fuel injector, which has a valve-seat body with a fixed valve-seat surface, a valve-closure member cooperating with the valve seat for the opening and closing of the valve. The valve-seat body is accommodated in a longitudinal opening of a valve-seat support and fixedly joined thereto. An atomizer front piece is galvanically premolded directly on a lower end face of the valve-seat body in an adhesive manner. At least one spray-discharge orifice is provided in the atomizer front piece, which preferably widens in a funnel shape in the downstream direction. The fuel injector is particularly suitable for use in fuel-injection systems of mixture-compressing internal combustion engines having externally supplied ignition.06-16-2011
20110100327Control Apparatus for Engine - An engine control apparatus having a unit for calculating the mean value of the angular acceleration with respect to each cylinder; a unit for calculating the variance of the angular acceleration with respect to each cylinder; a unit for estimating the torque and the air/fuel ratio with respect to each cylinder on the basis of the mean value and the variance; and a unit for controlling at least one of the intake air amount, the fuel injection amount and the ignition timing with respect to each cylinder on the basis of the estimated torque and air/fuel ratio.05-05-2011
20110100329METHOD FOR DETERMINING A FUEL TEMPERATURE IN AN INJECTION SYSTEM - In a method for determining a fuel temperature in an injection system for an internal combustion engine, a modulus of elasticity of the fuel is determined on the basis of a measured parameter, and the fuel temperature is determined on the basis of the modulus of elasticity. In a method for determining a fuel temperature upstream of a forepump of an injection system for an internal combustion engine, the intake air temperature and a fuel pressure in the injection system are determined, and the fuel temperature is determined in accordance with the fuel pressure and the intake air temperature.05-05-2011
20110073073FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR MOTORCYCLE - The motorcycle includes a power unit having a crankcase of an internal combustion engine, a throttle body mounted to the power unit, a fuel injection system mounted on the throttle body, a fuel tank, the fuel pump unit by which a fuel in the fuel tank is supplied to the fuel injection system, and the fuel filter device. The fuel supply system for the motorcycle includes the fuel filter device disposed so as to overlap with the throttle body when viewed in the vehicle width direction, an upper portion of an outer case of the fuel filter device is supported by an engine hanger boss for fixing the power unit to a body frame of the motorcycle, and a lower portion of the outer case is supported by the crankcase.03-31-2011
20110073071Internally Nested Variable-Area Fuel Nozzle - A nested fuel injector that includes an injector housing having a bore longitudinally therethrough, and a pintle assembled to the housing and positioned substantially within the bore. The pintle has a head located at an end of a cylindrical portion, wherein the head is seated in one end of the bore, and the seating of the head defines a variable-area exit orifice. A wave spring is assembled onto the pintle and configured to urge the pintle into the seating position. The bore is configured for the passage of a pressurized flow of fuel. The fuel pressure urges the pintle head away from the exit orifice to permit the pressurized fuel to flow from the bore out through the exit orifice.03-31-2011
20110247589METHOD TO CONTROL A GAS ENGINE AND A GAS ENGINE SYSTEM THEREOF - Provided are a method controlling a gas engine system capable of controlling an air-fuel ratio with a high degree of accuracy even through fuel gas has a low calorie so that the calorific value thereof is likely to vary, and the gas engine system. In the method of controlling a gas engine system in which air fed through a turbocharger is mixed with fuel gas flowing through a fuel gas supply line and controlled as to its supply quantity by a fuel flow control so as to feed the thus obtained mixture gas into a combustion chamber, in the case that the fuel gas has a low calorie or the engine output power is high, a portion of the fuel gas is diverged from the fuel gas supply line upstream of the fuel flow control valve, the flow rate of the diverging fuel gas being set to a constant valve which is less than that of the diverged side fuel gas, the diverging fuel gas is fed into the combustion chamber through a divergence control valve provided on a gas supply diverging pipe while the remainder of the fuel gas is fed into the fuel flow control valve through a gas supply main pipe in order to control the quantity of the fuel gas so as to set the mixture gas fed into the combustion chamber to a predetermined air-fuel ratio, and in the case that the fuel gas has a high calorie or the engine output power is low, the divergence control valve is closed so as to feed the fuel gas only into the gas supply main pipe.10-13-2011
20110048378FUEL SUPPLYING SYSTEM OF LPI ENGINE - A fuel supplying system of an LPI engine is capable of improving performance of a fuel pump by decreasing suction pressure thereof. A fuel supplying system of an LPI engine may include a fuel tank storing fuel, a fuel pump feeding fuel supplied by the fuel tank to the engine through a fuel supplying line, and a fuel return line for returning fuel from the engine to the inside of the fuel tank. The fuel pump may be divided into a pump chamber and an operating chamber, and a vent hole is formed at a case of the fuel pump.03-03-2011
20100263629FUEL INJECTION VALVE - A fuel injection valve includes a body, a fuel pressure sensor, and a weld. The body has a passage to introduce high pressure fuel toward an injection hole. The fuel pressure sensor has a strain element and a sensor element so as to detect a pressure of the fuel. The strain element has an elastic deformation by receiving a pressure of the fuel. The sensor element converts an amount of the elastic deformation into a signal. The weld is defined by welding the body and the strain element. The fuel pressure sensor is mounted to the body through the weld.10-21-2010
20090126687Split-Flow Pre-Filming Fuel Nozzle - Presented is a pre-filming fuel nozzle that is readily manufacturable and consists of a fuel injector, a nozzle insert that fits over the fuel injector outlet, and a housing that generally encloses the fuel injector and nozzle insert. The housing has an atomizing lip, a fuel inlet passage, and an air passage. The nozzle insert has openings near the fuel injector that allows air to flow into the insert. During operation, the fuel injector impinges fuel on an inner surface of the insert and is pulled towards the atomizing lip from air flow through the insert. The air flow through the insert and air flow through the housing join at the atomizing lip, resulting in air flows shearing fuel droplets off of the atomizing lip. The nozzle may have swirler means such as a swirler fin and/or swirler passages on the insert to aid in swirling the air flow.05-21-2009
20080314363Actuated cool combustion emissions solution for auto-igniting internal combustion engine - Lower temperature combustion, which may lead to lower emissions, is accomplished by displacing air adjacent to a fuel injector nozzle. Initially, air is compressed in an engine cylinder by moving the engine piston toward top dead center. Air is displaced through a flow passage within the engine cylinder when the engine piston is in the vicinity of top dead center by moving an air displacement actuator. The air displacement actuator includes a member positioned in the combustion chamber that moves with respect to the engine housing and the piston when actuated. This movement causes air to flow through a flow passage, and fuel is injected into the turbulent compressed air flowing through the flow passage. The mixture of air and fuel are compression ignited in the engine cylinder after a brief ignition delay. Lower emissions may be achieved by bringing the air to the fuel prior to ignition, rather than attempting to bring the fuel to the air as in a typical compression ignition engine.12-25-2008
20110041807DAMPING ARRANGEMENT FOR A FUEL INJECTOR - A fuel injector for use in an internal combustion engine, the fuel injector comprising: a valve needle which is engageable with a valve needle seat to control fuel injection through an injector outlet; an actuator arrangement arranged to control fuel pressure within a control chamber, a surface associated with the valve needle being exposed to fuel pressure within the control chamber such that fuel pressure variations within the control chamber control movement of the valve needle relative to the valve needle seat; damping means for damping opening movement of the valve member, the damping means comprising a damper chamber and the damping means being arranged such that fuel pressure variations within the damper chamber damp opening movement of the valve member wherein the damping means is arranged such that in use there is a through flow of fuel through the damper chamber.02-24-2011
20110041806METHOD FOR PERFORMING AN INTAKE MANIFOLD INJECTION - A method for performing an intake manifold injection for at least one combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, at least one intake valve being connected to an intake port, at least one exhaust valve and at least one injector being assigned to at least one combustion chamber, fuel being injected into the at least one intake port by the at least one injector during an injection time, the injection time being started after the closing of the at least one exhaust valve and terminated before the closing of the at least one intake valve for performing the method.02-24-2011
20110041805SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCKING RETENTION OF VALVE COMPONENTS - A pressure actuated valve assembly includes a valve body. The downstream end portion of a main spring is engaged with a downstream end portion of the valve body and the main spring is axially aligned with the valve body. A main spring guide is engaged with an upstream end portion of the main spring proximate an upstream end portion of the valve body. The main spring guide is mounted for movement toward the downstream end portion of the valve body by compression of the main spring. A hold-down sleeve is engaged with the downstream end portion of the valve body and includes a stop structure proximate the main spring guide. The stop structure is configured to engage the main spring guide to maintain a predetermined minimum clearance between the main spring guide and the upstream end portion of the valve body with the valve body in the closed condition.02-24-2011
20120199100OPERATING SYSTEM FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A fuel separation device is configured to separate the first fuel from the mixed fuel to have a concentration of the high-octane fuel not more than a prescribed upper limit value. The prescribed upper limit is defined that a consumed amount of the high-octane fuel measured under a condition that the internal combustion engine is operated at an operation mode including a state in which a fuel injection amount from a first fuel injection valve for the first fuel is equal to a lower injection amount limit by using the first fuel and the second fuel separated by the fuel separation device is less than a consumed amount of the high-octane fuel measured under at the above operation mode by using the first fuel and the second fuel having the concentration of the high-octane fuel at 100% and 0%, respectively, by a prescribed amount or more.08-09-2012
20100319660Fuel Injector Having An Additional Outlet Restrictor Or Having An Improved Arrangement Of Same In The Control Valve - The present invention relates to a fuel injector for injecting fuel into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, having a valve piston that is displaceably guided in an injector body in terms of lifting motions, whereby the lifting motion of the valve piston can be controlled by a control valve. The control valve has a valve needle with a guide bore, so that the needle is displaceably guided in the direction of a lifting axis in terms of lifting motions. A guide section integrally formed on an end of a valve piece extends into the guide bore for the displaceable guidance of the valve needle in terms of lifting motions. Along the lifting axis a vertical bore extends through the valve piece into the guide section, such that fuel is able to flow through the bore from a control chamber into an annular chamber introduced between the guide bore and the guide section for controlling the lifting motion of the valve piston. The fuel volume conducted through the vertical bore furthermore flows through at least one outlet restrictor, which is disposed in the region of the transition from the vertical bore into the annular chamber.12-23-2010
20110253103Tug Boat Engine Emissions Control Suite - A tug boat diesel engine emissions control suite includes modified fuel injectors including a fuel injection timing retard feature, and diesel fuel heating. Tug boats are now required to comply with USEPA emission standards under 40 CFR Part 94 regulations. Retarding the fuel injection timing reduces peak temperatures during combustion which in turn reduces production of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) but also increases emissions of particulate matter (PM), Carbon Monoxide (CO), and Hydrocarbons (HC) in the exhaust. Heating the diesel fuel provides a reduction in increased PM, CO, and HC to acceptable levels. Experiments showed that a novel modification to a plunger in the fuel injectors providing up to six degrees of fuel injection timing retarding, and fuel heated to 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, resulted in meeting the 40 CFR Part 94 regulations.10-20-2011
20110048377FUEL SUPPLYING SYSTEM OF LPI ENGINE - A fuel supplying system of a liquid propane injection (LPI) engine, may include a fuel tank for storing fuel, a main fuel pump connected to the fuel tank and disposed at the exterior of the fuel tank, a fuel supply line connecting the main fuel pump and the engine to supply fuel from the main fuel pump to the engine, and a fuel return line connecting the engine and the interior of the fuel tank to return fuel from the engine to the interior of the fuel tank, wherein a sub-fuel pump is provided to the interior of the fuel tank and connected to the fuel supply line through a sub-fuel pump connecting pipe, the sub-fuel pump being operated when a predetermined condition is satisfied.03-03-2011
20110186014FUEL INJECTION CONTROL DURING START-UP - A method of operation of an internal combustion engine including an intake valve coupled to a combustion chamber, and a port fuel injector positioned upstream of the intake valve in an intake manifold including a throttle, the port fuel injector fluidly coupled to a fuel rail included in a fuel delivery system housing a fuel at least partially composed of alcohol. The method including, during a start-up operation when the temperature of the engine is below a threshold value and fuel is actively being injected into the intake manifold, adjusting a cone angle of a fuel spray from the port fuel injector, via adjustment of the throttle and/or fuel delivery system, based on the position of the intake valve.08-04-2011
20110186012LIQUID FUEL INJECTION ENGINE - In one example, a method for controlling a fuel system with fuel is provided. The method includes, in response to an engine shutdown, increasing communication between a fuel rail and a fuel tank to increase boiling of fuel in the rail, and then decreasing the communication after the fuel rail cools.08-04-2011
20110186013GAS FUEL INJECTION CONTROL DEVICE OF ENGINE FOR VEHICLE - A control unit performs control to previously set a transition determination filter value for determining a transition operation state of an engine, and calculate a transition determination intake pipe internal pressure from the transition determination filter value, an intake pipe internal pressure that was detected last time, and an intake pipe internal pressure that has been detected this time, and when a lapse time after start of the engine exceeds a predetermined value, calculate a transition determination intake pipe internal differential pressure from the intake pipe internal pressure that has been detected this time and the transition determination intake pipe internal pressure, set an intake pipe internal pressure filtering value based on the transition determination intake pipe internal differential pressure, and calculate an intake pipe internal pressure that is used for gas fuel injection control this time from the intake pipe internal pressure filtering value, the intake pipe internal pressure that has been detected this time, and an intake pipe internal pressure that was used for gas fuel injection control last time.08-04-2011
20110186011INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - Provided is an internal combustion engine which uses gasoline and alcohol as a fuel and can yield sufficient output even though the alcohol is injected into an intake port. The internal combustion engine (08-04-2011
20110186010Infrared-emitting ceramics for fuel activation - This invention relates to a ceramic composite that comprises of a mixture of infrared-emitting metal oxides having specific spectral luminance in 3-20 μm (micrometers) wavelength range and an effective amount of pyroelectric material that helps enhance infrared emissions of said oxides in said wavelength range. Said ceramic composite can be deviced to provide an effective means of improving hydrocarbon fuel efficiency in internal combustion engines for better engine performance with increased torque and power, improved fuel economy, and reduced exhaust emissions. Such ceramic composites can also be used in other applications that utilize infrared emissions in said wavelength range.08-04-2011
20100236524DETERMINING THE QUALITY OF FUEL IN AN AUTO-IGNITING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In order to determine the quality of fuel in an auto-igniting internal combustion engine, a defined fuel amount is injected at defined crank shaft angles during a deceleration fuel shut-off phase of the internal combustion engine. The thereby created crankshaft torque contribution is detected and an absolute or relative measure is determined for the fuel quality thereof.09-23-2010
20120031376FUEL INJECTOR HAVING PRESSURE SENSOR - The invention relates to a fuel injector (02-09-2012
20120037121ENGINE - An engine includes a head cover covering an upper part of a cylinder head to accommodate a valve gear mechanism and an injector. The head cover is separatable into a lower cover body and an upper cover body detachable from and attachable to the lower cover body. The lower cover body includes a fuel pipe and a relay connector. Through the fuel pipe, fuel is supplied to the injector. The fuel pipe penetrates through the lower cover body. The relay connector is configured to relay power supply from outside the head cover. The relay connector is attached to the lower cover body. One end side of an injector harness disposed in the head cover is coupled to a terminal portion of the injector. Another end side of the injector harness is coupled to the relay connector.02-16-2012
20120152205FUEL INJECTION VALVE AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A fuel injection valve includes a valve body and a valve member. The fuel injection valve is configured to control fuel supply by a movement of the valve member relative to the valve body. A slit that is configured to inject fuel having a first end portion opened in a sack portion of the valve body and a second end portion opened at an outer wall of the valve body is formed in the valve body. A through hole having a first end portion opened in the sack portion and a second end portion opened at the outer wall of the valve body is formed in the valve body.06-21-2012
20110155101FUEL INJECTION METHOD FOR DIESEL ENGINE AND DIESEL ENGINE - In a diesel engine including a fuel injection valve for injection of fuel into a combustion chamber to produce sprays in the chamber, an axis of the valve is deviated radially outwardly of an axis of a cylinder, so that the valve is positioned close to an inner periphery of the cylinder. Nozzle holes of the valve are grouped into two groups with respect to a line formed by connecting, in plan view, the axis of the valve with the axis of the cylinder. The sprays injected from the nozzle holes advance in a fan-like manner in the plan view and strike against the inner periphery of the cylinder on a side away from the valve.06-30-2011
20090095257FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM WITH HIGH-PRESSURE FUEL RESERVOIR AND GAP FILTER AS PRESSURE VIBRATION DAMPER - A fuel injection system has a high-pressure fuel reservoir with at least one fuel feed and at least one fuel discharge, wherein the fuel feed interacts with a high-pressure fuel pump and the fuel discharge interacts with a fuel injection valve. Arranged in the fuel discharge and/or fuel feed of the high-pressure fuel reservoir is a gap filter which is configured geometrically in such a way that it achieves a predetermined throttle effect. The use of the gap filter in the fuel discharge and/or in the fuel feed prevents dirt particles from being able to get into the injector and cause malfunctions there. Furthermore, pressure vibrations which are induced in the system as a result of the injection process or as a result of the high-pressure fuel pump are damped by the throttle effect of the gap filter.04-16-2009
20120060795FUEL INJECTION ARRANGEMENT FOR PISTON ENGINE - The invention relates to a fuel injection arrangement for piston engine comprising at least one fuel injector by means of which fuel may be injected into a combustion chamber of the engine, the fuel injector comprising at least one fuel injection valve arranged to meter the fuel into the combustion chamber, the fuel injection arrangement further comprising an intensifier piston arrangement comprising a piston space and a piston member therein having a first area which is arranged to be effected by a work fluid and which first area at least partially borders a first work space of the intensifier piston arrangement; and the piston member having a second area which at least partially borders a second work space of the intensifier piston arrangement, the second work space being arranged in flow connection with the at least one injection valve of the injector. The intensifier piston arrangement comprises a counter member and the piston member is provided with a longitudinally extending cavity providing a space into which the counter member is arranged to extend at least partly, and the second area is at least partly defined at least partly by the piston member and the counter member.03-15-2012
20120152206FUEL INJECTION DEVICE - A fuel injection device includes a cylinder defining a pressure chamber at an end portion of a nozzle needle. In the cylinder, a floating plate is provided as a controlling member of fuel pressure. An orifice member and a nozzle body are lined by an annular positioning member, using a circular peripheral surface of the orifice member and a circular peripheral surface of the nozzle body as a reference surface. Thereby, radial locations of the nozzle body and the orifice member are defined. Furthermore, a location of the floating plate is defined by the nozzle body with the nozzle needle. Therefore, the floating plate can be located to a proper location relative to the orifice member.06-21-2012
20110088660Fuel injection valve for internal combustion engines - The invention relates to a fuel injection valve for internal combustion engines for injecting fuel under high pressure utilizing a nozzle needle interacting with a valve seat by longitudinal movements thereof, thus opening and closing at least one injection opening. The nozzle needle is subjected to a locking force directed toward the direction of the valve seat pressure in a control space. A control valve is configured in a valve body, by which the pressure in the control space can be adjusted. The control valve has a control valve space connected to the control space, in which a control valve member is disposed in a longitudinally movable manner, and opens and closes a connection of the control valve space to a leakage oil space by longitudinal movement. The control valve member is surrounded by pressure in the control valve space and configured such that no or very little resulting hydraulic force acts upon the control valve member in the longitudinal movement direction by the pressure in the control space, if the control valve member closes the connection of the control valve space to the leakage oil space.04-21-2011
20120125290HYDROGENE ENGINE - An internal combustion engine for converting energy released during the combustion of a fuel, in particular an H05-24-2012
20100206268HEATING DEVICE FOR LIQUID FUELS AND THE LIKE - A heating device, which is designed as a heater for liquid fuels, has a housing component and a heating element embedded in the housing component. The heating element is designed as a self-regulating heating element, so that protection against overheating is ensured.08-19-2010
20100288232FUEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR VARIABLE ETHANOL OCTANE ENHANCEMENT OF GASOLINE ENGINES - Fuel management system for enhanced operation of a spark ignition gasoline engine. Injectors inject an anti-knock agent such as ethanol directly into a cylinder. It is preferred that the direct injection occur after the inlet valve is closed. It is also preferred that stoichiometric operation with a three way catalyst be used to minimize emissions. In addition, it is also preferred that the anti-knock agents have a heat of vaporization per unit of combustion energy that is at least three times that of gasoline.11-18-2010
20120160213Stratified Charge Port Injection Engine And Method - An internal combustion engine includes a combustion chamber at least partially defined within a cylinder bore by a reciprocating piston having a piston crown. An intake plenum is fluidly connectable with the combustion chamber and at least one intake port is configured to fluidly connect the intake plenum with the combustion chamber. At least one intake valve is configured to selectively fluidly connect the intake plenum with the combustion chamber. The combustion chamber is configured to receive a lean air/fuel mixture therein to substantially fill the combustion chamber. The combustion chamber is further configured to receive a rich air/fuel mixture therein that yields a stratified total air/fuel mixture within the combustion chamber.06-28-2012
20110180039FUEL INJECTION CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In a common rail diesel engine, main injection is executed as injection divided into first divided main injection and second divided main injection. In the first divided main injection, fuel injection is stopped before a fuel evaporation speed in a combustion field becomes greater than an oxygen supply speed. After fuel injection is temporarily stopped, the combustion field of fuel that was injected in the first divided main injection flows in a circumferential direction within a combustion chamber according to a swirl flow, and the second divided main injection is executed when a region where the fuel evaporation speed is less than the oxygen supply speed, this being a region between combustion fields, has moved to a position facing an injection nozzle.07-28-2011
20120210979INTAKE APPARATUS OF ENGINE - An intake apparatus of an engine includes: a first intake passage supplying fresh air to a cylinder; a second intake passage arranged near the first intake passage, and supplying fresh air to the cylinder; a first intake valve opening and closing the first intake passage at an aperture of the first intake passage; a second intake valve opening and closing the second intake passage at an aperture of the second intake passage. An opening timing of the first intake valve of the intake apparatus advances relative to a top dead center, and a valve lift amount of the first intake valve differs from that of the second intake valve, and there is a period while the valve lift amount of the first intake valve is larger than that of the second intake valve, in an intake stroke.08-23-2012
20100050988INJECTION ARRANGEMENT FOR A PISTON ENGINE - A fuel injection arrangement for a piston engine, the arrangement comprising an injector nozzle (03-04-2010
20100012090HYDROGEN DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An internal combustion engine includes an engine block assembly, an air intake system coupled to the engine block assembly and a hydrogen delivery system coupled to the air intake system. The hydrogen delivery system includes a control module that monitors an air flow rate through the air intake system. The control module determines a desired volume or mass of hydrogen to be injected into the air intake system in response to the air flow rate to produce a hydrogen to air ratio. As the air flow rate changes, the control module 01-21-2010
20100269788FUEL INJECTION VALVE - A fuel injection valve is characterized in that a multi-fan stream nozzle is shaped, downstream from a fixed valve seat that is provided on the inner wall of a valve sleeve, directly into the valve sleeve itself. The multi-fan stream nozzle is integrated directly in the region of a bulge formed at the downstream end of the valve sleeve. The multi-fan stream nozzle, serving as an atomization device, possesses a plurality of slit-shaped spray openings, so that from the sheets of liquid emerging from the spray openings, sheet packets are formed in which individual sheets of liquid extend divergently from one another. Introduction of the spray openings into the deep-drawn valve sleeve is effected using ultrashort-pulse laser technology. The fuel injection valve is suitable in particular for use in fuel injection systems of mixture-compressing spark-ignited internal combustion engines.10-28-2010
20120318237FUEL INJECTION APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A fuel injection apparatus includes: an adsorbent disposed in an internal space of a leading end portion of a fuel injector, the adsorbent being capable of selectively adsorbing an alcohol component in the blended fuel of gasoline and alcohol; fuel pressure controller capable of achieving states in which a pressure of fuel to be supplied to the fuel injector is set to a low or high pressure range having a small or large adsorbed amount of alcohol on the adsorbent; and split injection controller that makes the fuel injector inject fuel for one cycle in a plurality of times, when the pressure of fuel to be supplied to the fuel injector is set to the high pressure range.12-20-2012
20120298074FOUR-STROKE ENGINE - A four-stroke engine includes a cylinder head in which a combustion chamber, an intake port that communicates with the combustion chamber, and a housing hole that passes through the combustion chamber and through the intake port are provided, and a fuel injector that supplies a mist of fuel directly to the combustion chamber by jetting the mist of fuel toward the combustion chamber. The fuel injector includes at least a portion that is disposed at the intake port and at the housing hole.11-29-2012
20120080009SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FUEL INJECTION TIMING TO DECREASE EMISSIONS DURING TRANSIENT ENGINE OPERATION - A control system for an engine includes an injection timing adjustment module and an injection control module. The injection timing adjustment module generates an adjusted fuel injection timing when a fuel request is received and the engine is operating in a transient state, wherein the adjusted fuel injection timing is based on a base fuel injection timing, an elapsed time since the fuel request, and at least one of a plurality of engine operating parameters. The injection control module controls fuel injection based on the adjusted fuel injection timing for a period, and controls fuel injection based on the base fuel injection timing after the period.04-05-2012
20100229830IN-CYLINDER INJECTION TYPE MULTICYLINDER INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In an in-cylinder injection type multicylinder internal combustion engine for uneven interval firing, including a plurality of air-fuel mixture injection valves for directly injecting an air-fuel mixture into a combustion chamber of each cylinder, the air-fuel mixture injection valves being mounted on a multicylinder engine body and each having a fuel injection valve and an air injection valve, and an air pump actuatable by power transmitted from a crankshaft for discharging compressed air. The air pump is connected in common to the air-fuel mixture injection valves with the injection pressure of the air-fuel mixture injection valves in each cylinder being prevented from changing for good combustibility. The discharge timing of the air pump is set out of synchronism with the injection timings of the fuel injection valves and the air injection valves of all the cylinders.09-16-2010
20120279472injection device and internal combustion engine - An injection device for an internal combustion engine is proposed having at least one injection valve system for injecting fuel into an intake manifold of the internal combustion engine and at least one heating device for pre-heating fuel injected by the injection valve system, the injection valve system including a first injection valve for injecting fuel in the direction of a first inlet opening of a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine and a separate, second injection valve for injecting fuel in the direction of a second inlet opening of the combustion chamber.11-08-2012
20120138019FUEL INJECTOR FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - The invention relates to a fuel injector comprising an actuator module 06-07-2012
20120138018METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE SUITABLE FOR OPERATION WITH GASEOUS AND LIQUID FUELS - In a method for operating an internal combustion engine designed for operation with gaseous or liquid fuel, wherein gaseous fuel is introduced into an intake duct upstream of a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine and liquid fuel is directly injected into the combustion chamber, the internal combustion engine is operated in a start-stop mode, wherein for starting the engine liquid fuel is injected into the combustion chamber of at least one cylinder so as to start the engine after shut-down with the first compression stroke of the internal combustion engine whereupon gaseous fuel is introduced into the intake duct for the second and all following engine strokes.06-07-2012
20120240900SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING FUEL VAPOR FLOW IN AN ENGINE-DRIVEN GENERATOR - An engine-driven generator that controls fuel vapor flow is provided. The engine-driven generator includes an engine having an air intake, wherein the engine is configured to drive a generator. The engine-driven generator also includes a fuel tank coupled to the engine and configured to provide fuel to the engine. The engine-driven generator includes a valve coupled between the air intake of the engine and the fuel tank. The engine-driven generator also includes a control device configured to transition the valve between a first position and a second position. The first position allows fuel vapor to flow between the fuel tank and the air intake of the engine and the second position inhibits the fuel vapor from flowing between the fuel tank and the air intake of the engine.09-27-2012
20110253104SHAPING A FUEL CHARGE IN A COMBUSTION CHAMBER WITH MULTIPLE DRIVERS AND/OR IONIZATION CONTROL - The present disclosure is directed to injectors with integrated igniters providing efficient injection, ignition, and complete combustion of various types of fuels. These integrated injectors/igniters can include, for example, multiple drivers used to shape charges, controllers used to modify operations based on ionization parameters, and so on.10-20-2011
20130174808FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM - In a fuel supply system, at least one of a first negative pressure P07-11-2013
20130180505Method and Control Unit for Controlling an Internal Combustion Engine - A method and a control unit are disclosed for controlling an internal combustion engine having fuel injector(s), a camshaft for actuating inlet and/or outlet valve(s), a valve-train adjusting device for controllably changing the actuating characteristic of at least one valve which is actuated by means of the camshaft, and optionally having a camshaft sensor which supplies a camshaft signal dependent on the camshaft angle, a crankshaft sensor which supplies a crankshaft signal representing the crankshaft angle, and a control unit for controlling the fuel injection and the valve-train adjusting device. In order to obtain information about the current setting of the valve-train adjusting device, at least one cylinder pressure signal supplied by a cylinder pressure sensor for measuring the pressure in an associated cylinder is evaluated with regard to interference signals, and the evaluation result is taken into consideration in the control of the valve-train adjusting device.07-18-2013
20130139790TWO-PHASE FUEL INJECTION VALVE FOR DIESEL ENGINE AND GAS ENGINE INCLUDING NOZZLE HAVING PUMPING FUNCTION - The present invention relates to a dual fuel injection valve having a pumping nozzle for a diesel engine and a gas engine, and an objective of the present invention is to provide a fuel injection valve in which, by using two kinds of fuel entering into a fuel valve, a warming up and injection of pilot fuel may be performed in an initial injection and injection of main fuel may be performed subsequently such that subsequent dual fuel is used for combustion, thereby increasing fuel injection performance.06-06-2013
20110048376LPI FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM - A fuel supply system may include a fuel tank that is filled with fuel, a fuel pump supplying an engine with the fuel in the fuel tank, a suction line connecting the fuel tank to the fuel pump, a supply line connecting the fuel pump to the engine, and a jet nozzle disposed in the suction line to inject a portion of fuel that is supplied from the fuel pump in a flowing direction of the fuel supplied from the fuel tank.03-03-2011
20130146025FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM OF VEHICLE - A fuel supply system of a vehicle, may include a fuel tank storing ethanol therein, a main injector installed at an engine to inject the ethanol from the fuel tank, a heater provided to heat the ethanol supplied from the fuel tank to the engine, a cold-starting injector installed at the engine to inject the ethanol heated by the heater, and a valve unit connected to the main injector and the cold-starting injector and performing a switching operation between a state of the ethanol being supplied from the fuel tank to the main injector and a state of the ethanol heated by the heater being supplied to the cold-starting injector.06-13-2013
20130146026Damping element for an Arrangement of a Cylinder Head of an Internal Combustion Engine and an Injection Valve - A damping element implemented for damping a vibration transmitted between an injection valve and a cylinder head of an internal combustion engine may include a base body substantially shaped as a ring washer and at least one first contact segment fixedly coupled to the base body and protruding past the base body in a first axial direction and a second contact segment fixedly coupled to the base body and protruding past the base body in a second axial direction opposite the first axial direction. The first at least one contact segment has a radial offset from the longitudinal axis that is unequal to a radial offset of the second contact segment from the longitudinal axis.06-13-2013
20080196694MULTIPLE INJECTION BLEND FOR DIRECT INJECTED ENGINES - A fuel injection system for a direct fuel injection engine includes an injection mode module. The injection mode module selects a fuel injection mode to be one of a single injection mode and a dual injection mode. A fuel injection command module transitions between the single and dual injection modes by varying the timing of fuel injection events relative to a crankshaft position.08-21-2008
20080196693MULTIPLE INJECTION BLEND FOR DIRECT INJECTED ENGINES - A fuel injection system for a direct fuel injection engine is provided. The system includes an injection mode module that selects a fuel injection mode to be one of a single injection mode and a dual injection mode during engine operation and a fuel injection command module that commands fuel injection events based on a crankshaft position, the fuel injection mode and a fuel percentage blending schedule.08-21-2008
20120255520PISTON FOR ROBUST AUTO-IGNITION - A piston for an internal combustion engine is located within a cylinder of the engine. The piston includes a dish-shaped depression in a surface of the piston exposed to a combustion chamber of the cylinder providing a recess from a nominal top of the piston. The depression includes a depression boundary located at the nominal top of the piston and proximate to an outer diameter of the piston, an apex, and inclined walls connecting the apex to the depression boundary.10-11-2012
20100307455FLUID INJECTION DEVICE - The invention relates to an injector including a needle mounted in a nozzle and having an end defining a valve, the needle being connected at the other end to an actuator including first, second and third portions, the first and third portions being provided on either side of the second portion, the three portions being tightened together in order to form a block having two axially opposite limits, the first portion being connected with the needle at one of said limits, and an excitation means for vibrating the second portion according to setpoint period τ. According to the invention, the length between the two limits of the block is such that the propagation time T of the acoustic waves generated by the vibrations of the second portion of the actuator and running along that length meets the equation: T=n*[τ/2], where n is an integer positive multiplication coefficient different from zero.12-09-2010
20100307454Fuel Distribution in Multi-Fuel Tank Compressed Gas Fuel Systems - A method for distributing fuel in a fuel system of a motor vehicle. The method may be applied in a fuel system having a first fuel tank, where fuel is confined at a first pressure, and a second fuel tank, where fuel is confined at a second pressure greater than the first pressure. The method comprises releasing fuel already resident in the second fuel tank to the first fuel tank, and admitting fuel to the first and second fuel tanks simultaneously.12-09-2010
20100313850FUEL INJECTION VALVE AND FUEL INJECTION DEVICE - It is equipped with an injector body 12-16-2010
20110232607CONTROL DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - At a time of start of an internal combustion engine, vaporization or atomization of a fuel for initial explosion is promoted, and thereby, discharge of HC can be restrained. The internal combustion engine includes a fuel injection valve which injects a fuel into an intake port, and an exhaust valve which can be stopped in a closed state for each cylinder. When the cylinder before initial explosion is in an exhaust stroke, the exhaust valve of the cylinder is stopped in a closed state. Subsequently, the fuel injection valve of the cylinder in which the exhaust valve is stopped in the closed state in the exhaust stroke is caused to inject the fuel for initial explosion so that an injection time is before opening timing of an intake valve or coincides with the opening timing.09-29-2011
20110232606FUEL INJECTOR WITH VARIABLE SPRAY - A fuel injector is provided that creates variable spray characteristics to effectively reduce emissions, such as NOx emissions and particulate matter. The injector includes a nozzle valve element of the outwardly opening type including a fuel delivery passage and spray holes. The nozzle valve element is operable to move to a low lift position to cause fuel flowing from the spray holes to impinge on the injector body and to deflect toward the combustion chamber, and to move to a high lift position to cause fuel flowing from the spray holes to avoid impingement on injector body and flow in an obstructed manner directly into the combustion chamber. An annular chamber may be formed in the nozzle valve element adjacent the spray holes to receive fuel.09-29-2011
20110232605FUEL INJECTION CONTROL SYSTEM AND FUEL INJECTION CONTROL METHOD FOR SPARK-IGNITION INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - In a fuel injection control system for an ignition-spark internal combustion engine, when a piston in a cylinder is stopped at a point after an opening timing of an intake valve, and before substantially 90 degrees after a top dead center of an intake stroke at a time of start of the internal combustion engine, fuel is injected for the cylinder a plurality of times during a period from the opening timing of the intake valve to substantially 90 degrees after the top dead center of the intake stroke.09-29-2011
20130152899DUAL FUEL COMBUSTION SYSTEM BASED ON DIESEL COMPRESSION IGNITION TRIGGERED IGNITION CONTROL - In a method for a diesel-gasoline dual fuel premixed charge compression ignition combustion system based on diesel compression ignition triggered ignition control of the present invention, air (+EGR gas) and a gasoline fuel supplied in a premixed charge intake stroke create a premixed surroundings, a diesel fuel injected in at least two classified steps in a succeeding compression ignition stroke creates a compression ignition combustion surroundings for a diesel and serves as an ignition trigger to produce flames, and the gasoline fuel injected in the premixed charge intake stroke and having created the premixed surroundings is burned in a succeeding combustion expansion stroke to generate power. Accordingly, a practical diesel-gasoline dual fuel powered engine solving both unstable combustion due to difficulty in control of ignition times and combustion and knockings restricting power performance can be realized.06-20-2013
20130152900INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - An internal combustion engine (06-20-2013
20130180504CHAINSAW HAVING VENTHOLES FOR VENTILATION - A chainsaw includes: an engine unit; a fuel supplying device configured to supply fuel to the engine unit; and an engine chamber defining portion defining an engine chamber therein. The engine unit includes: a cylinder unit housing a piston therein; a crankshaft configured to be driven by the piston; and a crank case configured to support the cylinder unit and house the crankshaft therein. The cylinder unit is accommodated in the engine chamber. The engine chamber defining portion has a partitioning portion interposed between the cylinder unit and the fuel supplying device and is formed with a first engine chamber venthole and a second engine chamber venthole adjacent to the cylinder unit for achieving ventilation between the engine chamber and atmosphere.07-18-2013
20130125861INTAKE APPARATUS OF ENGINE - An intake apparatus of an engine provided with a fuel supply device for supplying fuel into an intake passage. A guide body is disposed in the intake passage located downstream from the fuel supply device, and the guide body may have at least one hole. The volume ratio of the guide body relative to the intake passage range and the volume ratio of the total holes relative to the guide body are ranged in the preferable volume percent.05-23-2013
20110303192INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH SEALING PROTECTION FOR A FUEL INJECTION VALVE - An internal combustion engine includes a combustion chamber and a fuel injection valve that injects fuel directly into the combustion chamber, the fuel injection valve being situated in a cylinder head, and an annular sealing element being situated between the fuel injection valve and the cylinder head in order to seal the combustion chamber, and a shielding ring being situated between the sealing element and the combustion chamber in an axial direction of the fuel injection valve, the shielding ring being characterized in that it has a round cross-section or a cross-section that is rounded radially outward.12-15-2011
20130186370FUEL SUPPLY DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A fuel supply device for an internal combustion engine including a throttle valve and an airbox is provided with a main injector disposed at a downstream side of the throttle valve, an auxiliary injector disposed at an upstream side of the throttle valve and in the airbox, and a delivery pipe disposed inside the airbox and adopted to supply and distribute a fuel to the auxiliary injector. The delivery pipe has both ends which are supported on two side walls of the airbox.07-25-2013
20130192562FUEL INJECTION CONTROL DEVICE AND FUEL INJECTION METHOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A fuel injection control device is provided for an internal combustion engine which includes a fuel injection valve including: a housing which includes a fuel passage, a sac portion, an injection hole, and a valve seat portion; a needle valve which reciprocates in the housing and comes into contact with the valve seat portion; and a drive unit which opens and closes the needle valve. The fuel injection control device includes an injection control portion that performs control for the drive unit to perform a plurality of injections including at least a first injection and a second injection, the first injection being performed by opening the needle valve to an intermediate lift, and the second injection being started when the needle valve is closing after the first injection and being performed by opening the needle valve to a full lift.08-01-2013
20130199498SELF-IGNITING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE HAVING PISTON RECESSES HAVING SWIRL STEPS - A self-igniting internal combustion engine includes at least one cylinder and a piston, which can be moved back and forth in the cylinder and which bounds a combustion chamber together with the cylinder and which has a piston recess facing the combustion chamber, said piston recess having flow cross-sections that vary in a circumferential direction of the cylinder and of the piston, and comprising an injector arranged centrally above the piston recess for injecting fuel into the piston recess, wherein the injector has a plurality of injection openings. In order to reduce the emissions and in particular the soot emissions of the internal combustion engine, at least some of the injection openings have different opening cross-sections, wherein the injection openings having the different opening cross-sections are directed at areas of the combustion chamber recess having different flow cross-sections.08-08-2013

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