Patents by Inventor Gary Nelson Boyer

Gary Nelson Boyer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8794000
    Abstract: A natural gas compression system is provided. The system may include a natural gas compressor configured to compress, and thereby pump, natural gas through a pipeline. The system may also include a natural gas burning engine, operatively coupled to the gas compressor, the engine being supplied with air by an induction system. The induction system may include a supercharger driven by the engine and configured to compress intake air and a turbocharger downstream from the supercharger and driven by exhaust gases produced by the engine. The induction system may also include a supercharger compressor bypass configured to selectively recirculate a portion of the compressed output of the supercharger upstream of the supercharger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Darryl Dean Baldwin, Gary Nelson Boyer, William Christopher Boley, Joel D. Hiltner
  • Publication number: 20090139230
    Abstract: A natural gas compression system is provided. The system may include a natural gas compressor configured to compress, and thereby pump, natural gas through a pipeline. The system may also include a natural gas burning engine, operatively coupled to the gas compressor, the engine being supplied with air by an induction system. The induction system may include a supercharger driven by the engine and configured to compress intake air and a turbocharger downstream from the supercharger and driven by exhaust gases produced by the engine. The induction system may also include a supercharger compressor bypass configured to selectively recirculate a portion of the compressed output of the supercharger upstream of the supercharger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Darryl Dean Baldwin, Gary Nelson Boyer, William Christopher Boley, Joel D. Hiltner
  • Patent number: 6990814
    Abstract: A method of controlling a compressor includes measuring a pressure of fluid entering the compressor, measuring a pressure of fluid exiting the compressor, and measuring a rotational speed of the compressor. Signals indicative of the measured pressure of fluid entering the compressor, measured pressure of fluid exiting the compressor, and measured rotational speed of the compressor are sent to an electronic control unit. The operation of the compressor is controlled in response to at least the signal indicative of the measured rotational speed of the compressor received by the electronic control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: William Christopher Boley, Gary Nelson Boyer