Air Only Patents (Class 123/539)
  • Patent number: 10128075
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for an ion generator device that includes a base, a generally circular sidewall projecting from the base forming an interior storage compartment and defining an upper edge, a top portion engaged to the upper edge, at least one high voltage wire extending from the device, and a power supply for providing a voltage to the high voltage wire for producing ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Global Plasma Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Houston Waddell
  • Patent number: 10105639
    Abstract: An inert gas generation system from a flow of air, notably for an inerting system for at least one aircraft fuel tank. The generation system includes an air circuit having an air inlet, an inert gas outlet, and a first and a second air separation module arranged in series on the air circuit to deplete oxygen within the air and to generate a nitrogen-enriched inert gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventor: Christophe Claris
  • Patent number: 9850828
    Abstract: A control device for a compression ignition engine includes a controller configured to operate an engine body by compression ignition combustion when the engine body operates in a compression ignition range. When the engine body operates in a low load range with a load lower than a predetermined load in the compression ignition range, the controller sets a time of fuel injection with the fuel injection valve in a first half of a compression stroke or earlier, and allows the ozonator to introduce the ozone into the cylinder. When the engine body operates in the low load range, the controller controls an ozone concentration to be lower at a higher speed than at a low speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nagatsu, Atsushi Inoue, Kota Matsumoto, Takashi Kaminaga, Toru Miyamoto, Takashi Youso
  • Patent number: 9828910
    Abstract: The method disclosed increases the energy conversion efficiency of a spark ignition internal combustion engine by substantial reduction of friction between the cylinder walls and associated piston rings. The result is achieved by eliminating the unwanted carbonaceous deposits on cylinder walls and associated piston rings by vapor nitric acid (HNO3). Nitric acid is produced through chemical reaction between oxygen (O2) and water vapor (H2O) in air and nitric dioxide (NO2), generated inside combustion chambers during intake and compression strokes by electric discharge on spark plugs. Specially designed or modified ignition system is used as a source of high-voltage for feeding the discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Pavel Zabelin
  • Patent number: 9062600
    Abstract: The technique disclosed increases the energy conversion efficiency by means of substantial reduction of friction between the cylinder walls and the associated piston rings. The result is achieved by eliminating the unwanted carbonaceous deposits on cylinder walls and associated piston rings by means of vapor nitric acid (HNO3) delivered to the combustion chambers of an engine. Nitric acid is produced by means of chemical reaction between oxygen (O2) and water vapor (H2O) in air and nitric dioxide (NO2) generated throughout an electrical discharge in the air intake path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Pavel Zabelin
  • Patent number: 8991364
    Abstract: An apparatus improves the efficiency and emissions of a combustion process by producing sufficient amounts of oxygen and ozone in the air flow to the combustion chamber to enable more complete and cleaner combustion of the fuel. An oxygen generator is used in conjunction with an ozone cell. A plurality of cell elements are disposed within an ozone cell housing that is placed in the air intake to a combustion chamber such as a diesel engine. The plurality of cell elements create an electrical plasma field that produces ozone. Oxygen from the oxygen generator mixes with the ozone in the ozone cell to enhance the effects of the ozone in combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Clack Technologies LLC
    Inventor: David M. Clack
  • Patent number: 8944029
    Abstract: A turbo charger driven by exhaust gas from a combustion engine via an exhaust inlet to the turbo charger, the turbo charger having an axial inlet for combustion air generally at atmospheric pressure, from an outlet at a bent pipe portion with an inlet from an inlet channel from an air inlet, the inlet channel having at least one arched wall of non-magnetic material, with an inward facing surface and an outward facing surface relative to the inlet channel, wherein along the arched wall is arranged a series of at least three magnets having sequentially opposite magnetization directions directed mainly orthogonal to the wall, and with a pole surface of each magnet generally in level with the wall, and with a mutual separation between the magnets being at least as long as a half of a first width of the inlet channel's cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Carbon Reduction Solutions AS
    Inventor: Anders Thalberg
  • Publication number: 20140373817
    Abstract: A system and method of treating air. Bipolar ionization is delivered to an airflow within a conduit from a tubeless ion generator. The ionized airflow may be delivered to a conditioned airspace by an HVAC system. In alternate applications, the airflow delivers ionized combustion air to an engine. The invention also includes a mounting assembly for positioning one or more ion generators into an airflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: GLOBAL PLASMA SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Houston WADDELL, Joseph Anton CHRISTIANSEN
  • Publication number: 20140318507
    Abstract: The technique disclosed increases the energy conversion efficiency by means of substantial reduction of friction between the cylinder walls and the associated piston rings. The result is achieved by eliminating the unwanted carbonaceous deposits on cylinder walls and associated piston rings by means of vapor nitric acid (HNO3) delivered to the combustion chambers of an engine. Nitric acid is produced by means of chemical reaction between oxygen (O2) and water vapor (H2O) in air and nitric dioxide (NO2) generated throughout an electrical discharge in the air intake path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Pavel Zabelin
  • Patent number: 8794217
    Abstract: Fuel efficiency in a combustion engine is increased by treating the fuel in a reaction chamber prior to delivering the fuel into the combustion chamber of the engine. The method includes the step of entraining a stream of exhaust gas to travel upstream through the reactor chamber in a first flow pattern. The method also includes the step of entraining a stream of fuel to travel downstream through the reactor chamber in a second flow pattern, where at least one of the first and second flow patterns comprises a structured turbulent flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Thrival Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Garrett Hill, Scott Lazar, Dustin Stonehouse, Justin Tombe
  • Patent number: 8776765
    Abstract: The technique disclosed increases the energy conversion efficiency by means of substantial reduction of friction between the cylinder walls and the associated piston rings. The result is achieved by eliminating the unwanted carbonaceous deposits on cylinder walls and associated piston rings by means of vapor nitric acid (HNO3) delivered to the combustion chambers of an engine. Nitric acid is produced by means of chemical reaction between oxygen (O2) and water vapor (H2O) in air and nitric dioxide (NO2) generated throughout an electrical discharge in the air intake path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Pavel Zabelin
  • Patent number: 8752524
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for injecting a fuel using Lorentz forces. In one aspect, a method to inject a fuel includes distributing a fuel between electrodes configured at a port of a chamber, generating an ion current of ionized fuel particles by applying an electric field between the electrodes to ionize at least some of the fuel, and producing a Lorentz force to accelerate the ionized fuel particles into the chamber. In some implementations of the method, the accelerated ionized fuel particles into the chamber initiate a combustion process with oxidant compounds present in the chamber. In some implementations, the method further comprises applying an electric potential on an antenna electrode interfaced at the port to induce a corona discharge into the chamber, in which the corona discharge ignites the ionized fuel particles within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: McAlister Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Roy Edward McAlister
  • Patent number: 8746197
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for injecting and igniting a fuel using corona discharge for combustion. In one aspect, a method to ignite a fuel in an engine includes injecting ionized fuel particles into a combustion chamber of an engine, and generating one or more corona discharges at a particular location within the combustion chamber to ignite the ionized fuel particles, in which the generating includes applying an electric field at electrodes configured at a port of the combustion chamber, the electric field applied at a frequency that does not produce an ion current or spark on or between the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: McAlister Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Roy Edward McAlister
  • Patent number: 8720419
    Abstract: The technique disclosed increases the energy conversion efficiency by means of substantial reduction of friction between the cylinder walls and the associated piston rings. The result is achieved by eliminating the unwanted carbonaceous deposits on cylinder walls and associated piston rings by means of vapor nitric acid (HNO3) delivered to the combustion chambers of an engine. Nitric acid is produced by means of chemical reaction between oxygen (O2) and water vapor (H2O) in air and nitric dioxide (NO2) generated throughout an electrical discharge in the air intake path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Pavel Zabelin
  • Publication number: 20140069395
    Abstract: [Problems] Temperature unevenness of compressed air in a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine delays a reaction between a fuel and combustion air, thereby inevitably inducing ignition delay. The existing combustion always discharges exhaust harmful substances (including blow-by gas) as incomplete combustion. The ignition delay of the existing combustion is suppressed. [Means for Resolution] Electromagnetic wave treatment method of water vapor in combustion air excites water molecules of water vapor in the combustion air. Electromagnetic wave treatment apparatus for water vapor in combustion air comprises a substrate, a heat shield body attached to the substrate, an irradiator provided on the heat shield body and irradiating electromagnetic waves toward combustion air, and a storage space storing the irradiator therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicants: SAINT INVESTMENT INC., JAPAN ECO SUPPORTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shikanai
  • Patent number: 8602005
    Abstract: A multiple discharge plasma apparatus is provided with a plurality of discharge devices, each with an electrode exposed to the combustion chamber and installed in at least one of members constituting the combustion chamber; an antenna installed in at least one of the members constituting the combustion chamber so as to radiate electromagnetic waves to the combustion chamber; an electromagnetic wave transmission line installed in at least one of the members constituting the combustion chamber, with one end connected to the antenna and the other end covered with an insulator or dielectric and extending to a portion, of at least one of the members constituting the combustion chamber, distant from the combustion chamber; and an electromagnetic wave generator for feeding electromagnetic waves into the electromagnetic wave transmission line; wherein the multiple discharge plasma apparatus is configured such that discharge is generated by the electrodes of a plurality of discharge devices and the electromagnetic wav
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Imagineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuji Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8544452
    Abstract: A combination air pressure system and a plasma ion gas generator system adapted for mounting next to an intake manifold of a turbocharged diesel engine. The system includes a water holding tank for supplying water to a plasma ion gas generator. The gas generator includes a housing with a plurality anode and cathode electrode plates. The system also includes an on/off switch and amp meter. The on/off switch is connected to the vehicle's battery. When the system is turned “on”, power is supplied to the gas generator for generating combustible gases. The air pressure system includes an air line connected to a vehicle's high pressure air line. The system's air line is connected to the water holding tank for pressurizing the gas mixture before it's introduced in the intake manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Clean Fuel Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Patric Galvin, Kenny Kerstiens
  • Patent number: 8499746
    Abstract: There is provided an internal-combustion engine that allows plasma to be used safely, efficiently, and in a manner conducive to resource conservation. An internal-combustion engine having an intake valve for opening and closing a combustion chamber, the internal-combustion engine comprising a valve-driving mechanism for driving the intake valve; and a plasma-generating device positioned within a region containing gas used for combustion during a combustion stroke, the plasma-generating device being composed of an antenna and a microwave-generating device, wherein the plasma-generating device composed of the antenna and the microwave-generating device generates plasma at a timing intimately associated with a state of openness of the intake valve in response to the driving of the valve by the valve-driving mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Imagineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Ikeda, Takashi Furui
  • Patent number: 8485163
    Abstract: An apparatus improves the efficiency and emissions of a combustion process by producing sufficient amounts of ozone in the air flow to the combustion chamber to enable more complete and cleaner combustion of the fuel. The apparatus may include a plurality of cell elements disposed within a housing that is in placed in the air intake to a combustion chamber such as a diesel engine. The cell elements create an electrical plasma field that produces ozone. The apparatus may also include a scrubber in the housing to cause the air flow to have a vortex action to increase the amount of ozone that flows into the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Clack Technologies LLC
    Inventor: David M. Clack
  • Patent number: 8464695
    Abstract: A plasma equipment comprising a microwave oscillator for generating a predetermined microwave band, a microwave resonant cavity for allowing the predetermined microwave band to resonate, and microwave radiation means for radiating the microwave into the microwave resonant cavity, wherein the microwave radiation means is a microwave radiation antenna having the shape and the size so as to form a strong electric field of the microwave in a plasma generation field formed by the microwave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Imagineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuji Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8371118
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are described for controlling an engine with a turbocharger in a vehicle. One example method comprises, under selected operating conditions, generating an oxidant rich component from engine intake air, storing the oxidant rich component, and during subsequent increased torque request, injecting an amount of the stored oxidant rich component to the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Norman Ulrey, Ross Dykstra Pursifull
  • Patent number: 8365708
    Abstract: An apparatus for reforming air in an internal combustion engine including means for generating electrical current that oscillates at radio frequency and conducting medium being in communication thereof, said means for generating electrical current that oscillates at radio frequency including radio frequency generating unit being in communication with a voltage multiplier, said means for generating electrical current that oscillates at radio frequency being arranged such that it is confined in a low temperature surrounding than the outside temperature, and said conductive medium having an air reforming zone with a plurality of conductive elements, said conductive elements being arranged in a manner wherein they are capable of introducing substantial electromagnetic radiation to the air within the air reforming zone to facilitate production of nitrous oxide for introduction to the air/fuel mixture of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Aeronox Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Erano Martin Evangelista
  • Patent number: 8347624
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are described for controlling an engine with a turbocharger in a vehicle. One example method comprises, under selected operating conditions, generating an oxidant rich component from engine intake air, storing the oxidant rich component of the intake air, and, under subsequent cold start conditions, injecting an amount of the stored oxidant rich component to the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ross Dykstra Pursifull, Joseph Norman Ulrey
  • Patent number: 8336514
    Abstract: A plasma generating device for an internal combustion engine sets the generating-atmosphere pressure for generating plasma to the intake pressure, thereby achieving a reduction in the size, weight, and energy consumption of the plasma generating device and an improvement in combustibility. An internal combustion engine includes a throttle valve arranged in an intake passage having an intake opening that opens to a combustion chamber. An intake valve opens and closes the intake opening. A plasma generating device includes a plasma generator having a generating chamber for converting intake air into a plasma state to generate plasma. The plasma generating device supplies plasma to a downstream passage of the intake passage between the throttle valve and the intake valve. A gas control valve operates in conjunction with the throttle valve, and is arranged in an introduction passage between a clean chamber of the air cleaner chamber and a generating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Tsutsumizaki, Tomomi Ishikawa, Hitoshi Okabe
  • Publication number: 20120247436
    Abstract: The invention describes a combustion process in which the combustion air (A*) is ionised by crossing a high voltage electric field, produced by a tube ioniser (12), before entering into the combustion chamber (C). It described a preferred application in which the air taken in by an internal combustion engine is ionised before entry into combustion chamber. In one of the aspects of the invention, the ionisation of the air is controlled to limit the generation of positive ions, obtaining a balancing between positive and negative ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: PERISO SA
    Inventors: Domenico Toneatto, Cataldo Volo, Gianmarco Malcotti
  • Patent number: 8205600
    Abstract: An apparatus for the production of ozone for an internal combustion engine comprising a non-conductive shell having a first and second opening which allows air to flow therethrough and first and second electrodes disposed inside the shell. The first electrode is spaced a distance from the second electrode, the first electrode having a smaller diameter than, and being aligned axially within the second electrode. The first electrode permits air to flow therethrough. A high voltage source is connected to the first and second electrode, the high voltage source capable of producing a voltage differential on the first and second electrodes sufficient to cause the production of ozone. A change from oxygen to ozone occurs in the air flowing through the apparatus. The shell is preferably cylindrical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Oxitron Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Leslie G. Hammer, Gabor Nemeth, George Mismas
  • Patent number: 8136510
    Abstract: An apparatus improves the efficiency and emissions of a combustion process by producing sufficient amounts of ozone in the air flow to the combustion chamber to enable more complete and cleaner combustion of the fuel. A plurality of ozone elements for producing ozone are disposed within a housing that is placed in the air intake to a combustion chamber such as a diesel engine. The ozone elements are bonded together in a cross-shaped pattern inside the housing. The apparatus includes one or more vortex scrubbers or vanes in the housing to cause the air flow to have a vortex action to increase the amount of ozone that flows into the combustion chamber. The vortex scrubbers comprise multiple double fins that are attached inside the housing. The vortex scrubbers include holes and/or serrated edges to increase the disturbance of the air flow over the ozone elements to increase ozone production. The mass of the ozone elements have a preferred ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Clack Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: David M. Clack
  • Patent number: 8079347
    Abstract: An apparatus improves the efficiency and emissions of a combustion process by producing sufficient amounts of ozone in the air flow to the combustion chamber to enable more complete and cleaner combustion of the fuel. A plurality of ozone elements for producing ozone are disposed within a housing that is placed in the air intake to a combustion chamber such as a diesel engine. The ozone elements are bonded together in a cross-shaped pattern inside the housing. The apparatus includes one or more vortex scrubbers or vanes in the housing to cause the air flow to have a vortex action to increase the amount of ozone that flows into the combustion chamber. The vortex scrubbers comprise multiple double fins that are attached inside the housing. The vortex scrubbers include holes and/or serrated edges to increase the disturbance of the air flow over the ozone elements to increase ozone production. The mass of the ozone elements have a preferred ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Clack Technologies LLC
    Inventor: David M. Clack
  • Patent number: 8039823
    Abstract: There is provided a material activating device capable of being formed in any one of various shapes and having an improved material activating effect. A material activating device formed by superposing a plurality of polymer film 31 each having one surface coated with a metal film 32, and radioactive layer 33 of a radioactive means has a very small thickness and is very flexible. The metal films 32 are insulated from each other by the electrically insulating polymer films 31 and are spaced from each other by a distance corresponding to the thickness of the polymer films 31. Consequently, the material activating effect of the radioactive rays emitted by the radioactive layer 33 of the radioactive means is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: W.F.N. Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yukio Iizuka, Makoto Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110247596
    Abstract: An apparatus improves the efficiency and emissions of a combustion process by producing sufficient amounts of ozone in the air flow to the combustion chamber to enable more complete and cleaner combustion of the fuel. The apparatus may include a plurality of cell elements disposed within a housing that is in placed in the air intake to a combustion chamber such as a diesel engine. The cell elements create an electrical plasma field that produces ozone. The apparatus may also include a scrubber in the housing to cause the air flow to have a vortex action to increase the amount of ozone that flows into the combustion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: CLACK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: David M. Clack
  • Patent number: 8028682
    Abstract: An apparatus improves the efficiency and emissions of a combustion process by producing sufficient amounts of ozone in the air flow to the combustion chamber to enable more complete and cleaner combustion of the fuel. An ozone cell comprises a plurality of cylindrical ozone elements for producing ozone disposed within a housing that is placed in the air intake to a combustion chamber such as a diesel engine. The ozone elements are bonded together in a block and placed perpendicular to the air flow in the cell. The ozone elements are bound together in the block with a block plate at the top and bottom of the block with the ozone elements running lengthwise from the top to the bottom of the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Clack Technologies LLC
    Inventor: David M. Clack
  • Publication number: 20110168141
    Abstract: A fuel activation catalyzer for an energy saver of an internal combustion engine is provided, which including nanometer negative ions and far infrared materials, and carrier of the nanometer negative ions material selecting from the following material's: cordierite ceramic material and/or limestone, wherein the weight of the nanometer negative ions and far infrared materials to the total weight of the nanometer negative ions and far infrared materials and the carrier is 5 wt %-30 wt %. And a manufacture method of the catalyzer for an energy saver of an internal combustion engine and an energy saver of an internal combustion engine using the catalyzer are also provided. By using the energy saver, the oil circuits and gas circuits are improved, the combustion is promoted and the heat value of the fuel is enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Youping Zhou, Xiaoquan Gao, Jiequan Gao
  • Patent number: 7798133
    Abstract: An apparatus improves the efficiency and emissions of a combustion process by producing sufficient amounts of ozone in the air flow to the combustion chamber to enable more complete and cleaner combustion of the fuel. The apparatus may include a plurality of cell elements disposed within a housing that is in placed in the air intake to a combustion chamber such as a diesel engine. The cell elements create an electrical plasma field that produces ozone. The apparatus may also include a scrubber in the housing to cause the air flow to have a vortex action to increase the amount of ozone that flows into the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Clack Technologies LLC
    Inventor: David M. Clack
  • Publication number: 20100223920
    Abstract: An engine assembly may include a voltage source and an oxygen pump assembly. The oxygen pump assembly may include an intake conduit and an oxygen pumping mechanism. The intake conduit may be in fluid communication with an air supply and an intake manifold. The oxygen pumping mechanism may include an oxygen ion conducting cell, a first electrode in electrical communication with the voltage source and a second electrode in electrical communication with the voltage source. The first electrode may be disposed on a first side of the cell and may be exposed to an interior of the intake conduit. The second electrode may be disposed on a second side of the cell and isolated from the interior of the conduit. The oxygen pumping mechanism may remove oxygen from an air flow within the interior of the intake conduit based on a voltage applied across the cell by the voltage source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: B. JERRY SONG
  • Publication number: 20100122692
    Abstract: A device for pre-conditioning combustion air at an inlet path (2) to a combustion chamber (4), in which said inlet comprises a set (6) of two or more magnetic fields (8a, 8b, . . . ) arranged along said inlet path (2). Each magnetic field (8a) has a corresponding north pole (Na, Nb, . . . ) and a south pole (So, Sb, . . . ) and a magnetic moment vector (10a, 10b, . . . ) extending from said south pole portion (Sa, Sb, . . . ) to said north pole (Na, Nb, . . . ); characterized in that* the magnetic moment vectors (10a, 10b, . . . ) are arranged mainly perpendicularly with respect to said inlet path (2);* the magnetic moment vectors (10a, 10b, . . . ) are distributed consecutively along said inlet path (2);* the second or consecutive magnetic field (8b) are arranged with the second or consecutive magnetic moment vector's (10b, . . . ) pole (Nb (Sb), . . . ) with the opposite pole adjacent to the inlet path (2) relative to the first or preceding magnetic moment vector's (10a, . . . ) pole (Sa (Na), . . . ).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventors: Anders Thalberg, Terje Gudmundsen
  • Publication number: 20100083939
    Abstract: This invention is for a simple device for converting the oxygen in air to ozone which then passes into the combustion chamber of a diesel fueled engine. When this device is used the amount of energy obtained from the diesel is greatly increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Leslie G. Hammer, Gabor Nemeth
  • Patent number: 7650877
    Abstract: A device for pre-conditioning combustion air at an inlet path to a combustion chamber, in which the inlet includes a set of two or more magnetic fields arranged along the inlet path. Each magnetic field has a corresponding north pole and a south pole and a magnetic moment vector extending from the south pole portion to the north pole. The magnetic moment vectors are arranged mainly perpendicularly with respect to the inlet path; the magnetic moment vectors are distributed consecutively along the inlet path; the second or consecutive magnetic field are arranged with the second or consecutive magnetic moment vector's pole with the opposite pole adjacent to the inlet path relative to the first or preceding magnetic moment vector's pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Magnetic Emission Control AS
    Inventors: Anders Thalberg, Terje Gudmundsen
  • Patent number: 7612352
    Abstract: There is provided a material activating device capable of being formed in any one of various shapes and having an improved material activating effect. A material activating device formed by superposing a plurality of polymer film 31 each having one surface coated with a metal film 32, and radioactive layer 33 of a radioactive means has a very small thickness and is very flexible. The metal films 32 are insulated from each other by the electrically insulating polymer films 31 and are spaced from each other by a distance corresponding to the thickness of the polymer films 31. Consequently, the material activating effect of the radioactive rays emitted by the radioactive layer 33 of the radioactive means is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: W.F.N. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Iizuka, Makoto Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7568473
    Abstract: An auxiliary-gas supplying apparatus A for combustion engine B according to the invention includes: an ozone generator 3; an auxiliary gas generator 8 for generating an auxiliary gas containing ionized oxygen; and an intake auxiliary-gas supply path 4 for supplying the auxiliary gas to an intake member (intake manifold) 1, the ozone generator, auxiliary gas generator and intake auxiliary-gas supply path disposed externally of the intake member (intake manifold) 1 communicated with a combustion chamber. Thus, the combustion engine may be increased in combustion efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Inventor: Kazuo Motouchi
  • Publication number: 20090139497
    Abstract: An oxygen separation system for an engine is disclosed. The oxygen separation system may include a cathode exposed to inlet air, an anode configured to direct a flow of substantially pure oxygen to a combustion chamber of the engine, and a thin film electrolyte located between the anode and the cathode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Bo Shi, Marcus Ronald Weber, Orhan Altin
  • Publication number: 20090101120
    Abstract: A fuel-saving device is disclosed. The device comprises a radiating members unit having a plurality of radiating members arranged in spaced-apart and arranged in an alignment; net body for mounting to each of the spaced-apart radiating members, wherein the fuel-saving device is disposed onto the front end of a catalyst sensor of the exhaust pipe of a vehicle, energy elements of the radiating members convert the oxygen ions to ultra micro particles and the collision of the oxygen particles causes the gas stream molecules to generate naturally turbo which produce propel action and a micro explosion of oxygen particles, the oxygen particles enter the cylinder of the vehicle enhance complete combustion of gasoline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventor: WEN-SHOU LEE
  • Patent number: 7444998
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments of proposed hydrogen-oxygen and hydrogen-air engines are usable in automotive, power-producing, and other industries. The engines comprise cylinders; water dissociation units, including thermo-impact transformers and possibly electrolyzers; ionic dividers separating hydrogen and oxygen ions; injection chambers configured to inject hydrogen and oxygen/air doses in response to an operator's action and according to proposed dosing methods accounting a hydrogen-oxygen optimal ratio suitable for an explosive plasma reaction in the cylinders, increasing engines torque, eliminating/reducing pollutions. Determination of optimal ratios for hydrogen-air mixtures is also discussed. The dosing methods include algorithms for computing termination injection pressures for hydrogen-oxygen /air doses. Different hydrogen-oxygen/air delivery system are described in conjunction with modified dosing methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventors: Yuriy Yatsenko, Aleksandr Smushkovich
  • Publication number: 20080098997
    Abstract: A supercharged tube of a vehicle air intake structure comprises a cover, a main body and a base. The cover having a reverse U-shaped cross section and an opening facing downward, a hollow portion of the cover for containing an air filter, and a top portion of the cover is defined with plural air inlet holes. The main body is disposed at a lower portion of the cover and is mounted with an air passage for receiving a reverse-stopping element that is formed with an air containing room for insertion of a radiator. Both sides of the main body are disposed with a sleeve communicating with the air containing room. The base is disposed at the lower portion of the main body and is contacted with the radiator, such that the high temperature of the radiator can be discharged from the main body and the base to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventor: Shu-Kuo Chen
  • Patent number: 7341049
    Abstract: An apparatus increases the efficiency and emissions of a combustion process by producing sufficient amounts of ozone in the air flow to the combustion chamber to enable more complete and cleaner combustion of the fuel. Embodiments of the invention include a plurality of cell elements disposed within a housing that is in placed in the air intake to a combustion chamber such as a diesel engine. The plurality of cell elements create an electrical plasma field that produces ozone. Other embodiments include a scrubber in the housing to cause the air flow to have a vortex action to increase the amount of ozone that flows into the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: David M Clack
  • Patent number: 7331336
    Abstract: Apparatus for magnetically conditioning incoming air and fuel to an internal combustion engine to improve engine operation. Magnets are applied in a bipolar arrangement to the fuel system and air intake apparatus of an internal combustion engine system for reducing emissions and improving fuel efficiency. Magnets may also be applied in a bipolar arrangement to the exhaust system and catalytic converter of an internal combustion system of automotive type for reducing exhaust emissions and improving the performance of a catalytic converter. Furthermore, a combination of magnetizing apparatus that, in conjunction with air and fuel magnetizing apparatus, will improve engine efficiency by introducing a magnetic charge to engine exhaust, coolant water, engine oil, transmission fluid, and gear box fluid, in combination with the above embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Econet International Corporation
    Inventor: Hricak Richard Z.
  • Patent number: 7128044
    Abstract: A method of operating an internal combustion engine. The method includes disabling at least one piston cylinder of the engine. While said at least one piston cylinder is disabled, turbulence is selectively varied in an air intake pathway of an enabled piston cylinder, so as to vary charge motion within the enabled piston cylinder. The selective variation of turbulence is effected at a location in the air intake pathway between a throttle of the engine and an intake valve of the enabled cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Doering, Gopichandra Surnilla
  • Patent number: 7100583
    Abstract: Disclosed is a filter screen and the apparatus for aiding vehicle fuel combustion and purifying exhaust gas using said filter screen which has a metallic screen body treated in a treatment tank containing a discharge electrode plate and a receiving electrode plate both formed of mineral plate so as to have a memorized wave of wave length ranging 5 ?m˜20 ?m. When placed in various environments, the filter screen is able to negatively ionize the ions in the air passing therethrough by releasing an energy wave motion so as to recover the air into its original pure state thereby improving the quality of the air and enhance the human health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Eternity Trading Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Pin Lu
  • Patent number: 7051719
    Abstract: A combustion enhancement device for internal combustion engines using alpha and/or beta particles to add ions to air intake thereby facilitating complete combustion. There is a base material with holes. Tabs form the walls of the holes or channels. On the base material and tabs there is a substance emitting alpha and/or beta particles. The substance also includes a bonding matrix material. The holes are configured to enhance exposure to high densities of alpha and/or beta particles. Engine performance purity and power may be significantly increased despite a possible impact of the device on air flux into the air intake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventors: Seiichi Sengoku, Tohru Uchida
  • Patent number: 7021297
    Abstract: Apparatuses, devices, systems and methods employing a material or combination of materials capable of emitting both far infared radiation and negative ions are provided. The material at least include a first part of, for example, a bio-ceramic, and a second part that includes an additional oxide material. The material can be used in a variety of different applications including, for example, internal engine combustion, natural gas combustion, water purification or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Fred M. Slingo
  • Patent number: 6990965
    Abstract: An engine power booster comprises an electronic voltage generator that converts the direct current (DC) battery voltage of a vehicle at a power input, into an AC ripple voltage of 2.8–5.0 KV peak-to-peak at 2.4–14.0 KHz, that includes a DC voltage of 2.0–3.5. KV which are provided at an electrode output. A wire electrode is connected to the electrode output, and comprises a simple insulated stranded wire stripped bare at a distal end. A corona discharge generates ozone at the distal end during operation inside an internal combustion engine's air intake duct. Such ozone intake increases engine power and fuel efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Inventors: Birasak Varasundharosoth, Somroj Phanichamnuay