Patents by Inventor Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser

Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser 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: 9239002
    Abstract: The innovation concerns an orbiting planetary gearing system and an internal-combustion engine employing the same. In aspects, the engine can comprise an engine housing having a first wall delimiting a first combustion chamber, a first primary member having a first piston and a second primary member having a second piston. The pistons can also delimit the first combustion chamber. The first wall defines at least a section of a toroid, and the pistons are guided along a curved path defined by the section of the toroid. The primary members can be coupled to an intermediate member. In various embodiments, the intermediate member can couple motion of the primary members to a crankshaft via an orbiting planetary gearing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav Reisser
  • Publication number: 20150101557
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine, and more particularly a rotary internal combustion engine, is provided with said engine having multiple combustion chambers delimited by piston heads and an engine housing wall that defines at least a section of a torus. Additionally, a method for operating the internal combustion engine is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser
  • Patent number: 8944015
    Abstract: A steam engine or an internal combustion engine, and more particularly with a rotary geometry, is provided with the engine having multiple combustion chambers delimited by piston heads and an engine housing that defines at least a section of a torus. The engine exhibits improved performance and reduced weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser
  • Patent number: 8944025
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine, and more particularly a rotary internal combustion engine, is provided with said engine having multiple combustion chambers delimited by piston heads and an engine housing wall that defines at least a section of a torus. Additionally, a method for operating the internal combustion engine is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser
  • Publication number: 20140290619
    Abstract: A piston assembly for use in an internal combustion engine is provided by the present disclosure. The piston assembly includes a piston body having an extended piston mantel, a piston face, an internal cavity, and a wrist pin support. Two oil retainer seals are located concentrically about the extended piston mantel near a distal end, each oil retainer seal having an internal groove and being formed of a polymer material. Two compression clips are disposed within the internal grooves of the two oil retainer seals and are adapted to assist the oil retainer seals in establishing contact with an inner wall of a cavity in a cylinder of the internal combustion engine. The piston body is formed of an engineered composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser
  • Publication number: 20140020651
    Abstract: The innovation concerns an orbiting planetary gearing system and an internal-combustion engine employing the same. In aspects, the engine can comprise an engine housing having a first wall delimiting a first combustion chamber, a first primary member having a first piston and a second primary member having a second piston. The pistons can also delimit the first combustion chamber. The first wall defines at least a section of a toroid, and the pistons are guided along a curved path defined by the section of the toroid. The primary members can be coupled to an intermediate member. In various embodiments, the intermediate member can couple motion of the primary members to a crankshaft via an orbiting planetary gearing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav Reisser
  • Patent number: 8176892
    Abstract: The invention concerns an internal-combustion engine, the engine comprising an engine housing having a combustion chamber and a piston travelling within the combustion chamber along a path of movement delimited between an upper dead center position and a lower dead center position. The engine housing comprises a first housing part and a second housing part, the first housing part and the second housing part delimiting portions of the combustion chamber, abutting each other, and defining a parting plane, the parting plane being arranged parallel to the path of movement of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser
  • Publication number: 20120085313
    Abstract: A piston assembly for use in an internal combustion engine is provided by the present disclosure. The piston assembly includes a piston body having an extended piston mantel, a piston face, an internal cavity, and a wrist pin support. Two oil retainer seals are located concentrically about the extended piston mantel near a distal end, each oil retainer seal having an internal groove and being formed of a polymer material. Two compression clips are disposed within the internal grooves of the two oil retainer seals and are adapted to assist the oil retainer seals in establishing contact with an inner wall of a cavity in a cylinder of the internal combustion engine. The piston body is formed of an engineered composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser
  • Publication number: 20110297117
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine, and more particularly a rotary internal combustion engine, is provided with said engine having multiple combustion chambers delimited by piston heads and an engine housing wall that defines at least a section of a torus. Additionally, a method for operating the internal combustion engine is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser
  • Patent number: 8033265
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine, and more particularly a rotary internal combustion engine, is provided with said engine having multiple combustion chambers delimited by piston heads and an engine housing wall that defines at least a section of a torus. Additionally, a method for operating the internal combustion engine is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser
  • Publication number: 20100307449
    Abstract: A steam engine or an internal combustion engine, and more particularly with a rotary geometry, is provided with the engine having multiple combustion chambers delimited by piston heads and an engine housing that defines at least a section of a torus. The engine exhibits improved performance and reduced weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser
  • Patent number: 7600490
    Abstract: The invention concerns an internal-combustion engine, the engine comprising an engine housing having a first wall delimiting a first combustion chamber, a first connecting rod having a first piston and a second connecting rod having a second piston. The pistons also delimit the first combustion chamber. The first wall defines at least a section of a torus, and the pistons are guided along a curved path defined by the section of the torus. The connecting rods are coupled to an intermediate member, which travels bi-directionally between two end positions and the intermediate member is coupled to a crankshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser
  • Publication number: 20080314350
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine, and more particularly a rotary internal combustion engine, is provided with said engine having multiple combustion chambers delimited by piston heads and an engine housing wall that defines at least a section of a torus. Additionally, a method for operating the internal combustion engine is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser
  • Patent number: 7415962
    Abstract: An internal-combustion engine comprises an engine housing having a first wall delimiting a first combustion chamber, a first piston also delimiting said first combustion chamber and with a first piston head, a first crankshaft, a second piston also delimiting said first combustion chamber and with a second piston head, a second crankshaft, and a second connecting rod connected between said second piston and said second crankshaft, said first wail defining at least a section of a torus, said pistons being guided along a curved path defined by said section of a torus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser
  • Patent number: 7380527
    Abstract: The invention concerns an internal-combustion engine, the engine comprising a first combustion chamber, a first piston displaceably guided in the first combustion chamber, the first piston facing the first combustion chamber with a first piston surface in a first direction, a second combustion chamber, a second piston displaceably guided in the second combustion chamber, the second piston facing the second combustion chamber with a second piston surface in a second direction, the first direction and the second direction being opposed to each other, the first piston and the second piston being coupled to each other so that they move simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser
  • Publication number: 20070283922
    Abstract: The invention concerns an internal-combustion engine, the engine comprising an engine housing having a combustion chamber and a piston travelling within the combustion chamber along a path of movement delimited between an upper dead center position and a lower dead center position. The engine housing comprises a first housing part and a second housing part, the first housing part and the second housing part delimiting portions of the combustion chamber, abutting each other, and defining a parting plane, the parting plane being arranged parallel to the path of movement of the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser
  • Publication number: 20070277765
    Abstract: The invention concerns an internal-combustion engine, the engine comprising an engine housing having a first wall delimiting a first combustion chamber, a first connecting rod having a first piston and a second connecting rod having a second piston. The pistons also delimit the first combustion chamber. The first wall defines at least a section of a torus, and the pistons are guided along a curved path defined by the section of the torus. The connecting rods are coupled to an intermediate member, which travels bi-directionally between two end positions and the intermediate member is coupled to a crankshaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser
  • Publication number: 20070169727
    Abstract: The invention concerns an internal-combustion engine, the engine comprising a first combustion chamber, a first piston displaceably guided in the first combustion chamber, the first piston facing the first combustion chamber with a first piston surface in a first direction, a second combustion chamber, a second piston displaceably guided in the second combustion chamber, the second piston facing the second combustion chamber with a second piston surface in a second direction, the first direction and the second direction being opposed to each other, the first piston and the second piston being coupled to each other so that they move simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav Reisser
  • Patent number: 7240645
    Abstract: The invention concerns an internal-combustion engine, the engine comprising a first combustion chamber, a first piston displaceably guided in the first combustion chamber, the first piston facing the first combustion chamber with a first piston surface in a first direction, a second combustion chamber, a second piston displaceably guided in the second combustion chamber, the second piston facing the second combustion chamber with a second piston surface in a second direction, the first direction and the second direction being opposed to each other, the first piston and the second piston being coupled to each other so that they move simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser
  • Patent number: 7237542
    Abstract: The invention concerns a combustion engine comprising a cylinder and a piston which is displaceably guided in the cylinder, the piston having a piston head facing a combustion chamber and being coupled to a crankshaft via a connecting rod, wherein a second piston which is displaceably guided in the cylinder is provided opposite to the piston, the second piston also having a piston head, wherein the combustion chamber is disposed between the two piston heads, and the second piston is coupled to a crankshaft via a connecting rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventor: Heinz-Gustav A. Reisser