Patents by Inventor Richard G. Varo

Richard G. Varo 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: 10344695
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine operatively coupled with a variable load and an electronic control system operatively coupled with the internal combustion engine. The electronic control system is structured to receive an engine speed target value, a first engine speed feedback value, and a second engine speed feedback value. The electronic control system processes the first engine speed feedback value and the second engine speed feedback value to determine a feedforward correction value. The feedforward correction value is determined to correct for first variation between the second engine speed feedback value and the first engine speed feedback value due to variation in the variable load and to distinguish between the first variation and a second variation due to operation of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Randal L. Bergstedt, Rohit Saha, Martin T. Books, Richard G. Varo, Jagdeep I. Singh, Bibhu Batchal Mahanta
  • Patent number: 5459360
    Abstract: A piston-mounted power generator has a piston-mounted magnet unit (1) formed of a coil (2) with a permanent magnet core (3) that is fitted with pole extensions (5, 6). The unit (1) is mounted to the piston skirt (8) with the pole extensions having a small clearance from the inner wall (10) of the piston cylinder formed by cylinder wall liner (12). Shallow grooves (14) are machined into the cylinder wall (10). The grooves (14) have a crescent-shaped longitudinal cross section, that extends circumferentially in the cylinder wall (10) for a distance that is only slightly longer than the width of the pole extensions. The width of each groove (14) is equal to the spacing between the pole extensions (5, 6) and the axial spacing between the adjacent pairs of grooves (14) is equal to the thickness of the pole extensions (5, 6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Assignee: Cummins Engine Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard G. Varo, Steven A. Archuleta