Patents by Inventor William R. Heater

William R. Heater 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: 4091772
    Abstract: A primarily oil-fueled engine is disclosed in which the engine compression ratio is established well below the level at which compression ignition of oil fuel will occur and in which the oil fuel charge is ignited by the discharge from a spark ignited, gas-fueled precombustion chamber. The compression ratio and peak firing pressures are similar to those encountered in a gas-fueled engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1978
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Heater, Fred S. Schaub, John R. Kennedy