By Sorber Or Mechanical Separator Patents (Class 60/311)
  • Patent number: 10781733
    Abstract: An engine device of this invention includes including a post-treatment device, provided in an exhaust passage of an engine, for purifying an exhaust gas from the engine. As the post-treatment device, a three-way catalyst is used. The engine device further includes a filter case including a filter body for catching deposits in the exhaust gas. The filter case is disposed, in a replaceable manner, upstream of the post-treatment device in the exhaust passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: YANMAR POWER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiromitsu Hidaka
  • Patent number: 10669913
    Abstract: An engine apparatus includes an engine, an exhaust gas purification device, an outlet side bracket, and an inlet side bracket. The exhaust gas purification device is mounted above a cylinder head to extend along an axis of an output shaft of the engine. The inlet side bracket is configured to couple an exhaust gas inlet side of the exhaust gas purification device to the cylinder head. The inlet side bracket includes a first bracket, a second bracket, and a third bracket. The first bracket is configured to be secured to a surface of the cylinder head intersecting the axis of the output shaft and includes a wide width. The second bracket includes a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The third bracket is configured to be coupled to an end surface of the exhaust gas purification device and the distal end portion of the second bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: YANMAR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji Yamashita, Yosuke Seiyama
  • Patent number: 10662845
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an electromagnetic field generator generates one or more power signals applied to one or more coils to cause the induction heating of the pins of the emission control device, The pins can have a plurality of differing lengths, and the heating of the pins can cause a first region of the emission control device to heat faster than a second region of the emission control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Technology Emission Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Crawford, John Douglas
  • Patent number: 10625319
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a cylindrical housing of an exhaust-gas treatment unit for vehicles includes providing a flat sheet metal part having at least one embossing, and round bending the sheet-metal part in a round bending tool by displacing the sheet metal part between rolls such that the sheet metal part obtains a cylindrical shape having a longitudinal direction parallel to roll axes of the rolls. At least one elastic roll is used such that the embossing of the sheet metal part is maintained during round bending. The longitudinal edges of the cylindrical sheet metal part are then connected to form a tube. A method of manufacturing an exhaust-gas treatment unit is furthermore shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies, Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Wolf, Georg Mosonyi, Philipp Hug
  • Patent number: 10481065
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a PM sensor. In one example, a method comprises flowing exhaust gas to a cone-shaped PM sensor having a pair of openings arranged across from one another and a plurality of outlets distal to the pair of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Xiaogang Zhang, David Charles Weber, Vidhushekhar Zambare
  • Patent number: 10450932
    Abstract: Arranged downstream of a particulate matter filter incorporated in an exhaust pipe is a PM sensor with a detection portion on which particulate matter is deposited to output a deposition amount of the particulate matter. An assumption condition is set for making an assumption that the particulate matter filter is in a reference condition having a predetermined particulate matter capturing capability. Under the assumption condition, a virtual output value is calculated depending on a virtual deposition amount of the particulate matter in the PM sensor. The particulate matter filter is determined to have fault when, upon reaching of the virtual output value to a predetermined determination threshold, an output of the PM sensor is not less than the determination threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventor: Munechika Tsutsumi
  • Patent number: 10449851
    Abstract: A work vehicle such as a tractor including an engine and a fan shroud. The engine includes a diesel particulate filter (DPF) for purifying exhaust gas. The fan shroud is disposed ahead of the engine. The DPF includes a soot filter for collecting PM (particulate matter) in exhaust gas. The engine further includes a pressure difference sensor for detecting a pressure difference between an upstream side and a downstream side of the soot filter of the DPF in a direction in which exhaust gas flows. The pressure difference sensor is supported by the fan shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: YANMAR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Takii
  • Patent number: 10400655
    Abstract: Catalytic converter unit for an exhaust gas catalytic converter, in particular an SCR catalytic converter unit for an SCR catalytic converter of a marine diesel internal combustion engine, with multiple catalytic converter modules. Each catalytic converter module has a ceramic catalytic converter body through which exhaust gas flows and a metallic casing for the ceramic catalytic converter body. The respective ceramic catalytic converter body is received in the respective metallic casing and is surrounded in certain sections by the latter. The catalytic converter modules are positioned with first flowed-through ends on a support grating. A counter-brace is positioned at the opposite second flowed-through ends of the catalytic converter modules, and the catalytic converter modules are clamped between the support grating and the counter-brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MAN Energy Solutions SE
    Inventors: Andreas Döring, Martin Faber, Richard Losher, Francis Nana
  • Patent number: 10316724
    Abstract: A structure of a metal fiber constituting a filter is set to a structure in which a cross-sectional shape of the metal fiber is a curved or bent shape and an outer member and an inner member having a linear expansion coefficient greater than that of the outer member are bonded to each other. Accordingly, the metal fiber is deformed to warp to the outer member side in the length direction thereof when the temperature of the metal fiber increases. When a amount of deformation per unit temperature of the metal fiber is defined as a deformation rate, a amount of change of the deformation rate per unit time changes at a predetermined deformation temperature with the increase in temperature. The deformation temperature is set to a temperature higher than a target temperature of a filter regenerating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Otsuki, Norio Inami, Kenichi Kohashi
  • Patent number: 10287950
    Abstract: A housing member for enclosing an aftertreatment module of an engine is provided. The housing member includes a base member, a plurality of side members extending from the base member, and a top member coupled to the plurality of side members. The base member, the plurality of side members and the top member are together configured to define an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber. The housing member includes an inlet port defined on at least one of the plurality of side members and configured to communicate with the inlet chamber. The inlet port is coupled to an exhaust conduit of the engine to receive exhaust gas. The housing member includes a plurality of outlet ports defined on the top member and at least one of the plurality of side members. The plurality of outlet ports communicates with the outlet chamber to discharge the exhaust gas from the aftertreatment module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Progress Rail Locomotive Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Patel, Richard C Kulaga, Haridasa Raghavendra Tantry
  • Patent number: 10233804
    Abstract: A particulate filter (1) is provided having a first wall flow region (2) and a second flow through region (3). The filter is provided with a catalytic washcoat, whereby the filter can be used to remove both particulate matter and harmful gaseous emissions from an exhaust gas stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen Cudmore, Jonathan Hartland, Jamil Khan, Ken Hansen
  • Patent number: 10030565
    Abstract: An exhaust purification device includes an adding valve that adds an additive to exhaust gas. A first partition plate includes a first hole-formation region, which includes a main flow hole extending through a central portion and sub-flow holes surrounding the main flow hole, and a first hole-free region surrounding the first hole-formation region. A second partition plate located at a downstream side of the first partition plate includes a second hole-free region, which includes a portion overlapping the main flow hole, and a second hole-formation region surrounding the second hole-free region. An injector injects the additive in a circumferential direction of the first hole-free region from a position opposing the first hole-free region in the extending direction and opposing a projection of the first hole-formation region in a cross-sectional direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Sato, Hiroshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 9726062
    Abstract: An engine device in which an exhaust gas purification device can be disposed without substantially increasing mounting width dimensions (height, lateral width, front and rear width) of an engine. The engine device includes the exhaust gas purification device connected to an exhaust manifold of the engine, an oil pan disposed on a bottom of the engine, a support body for linking the exhaust gas purification device to the oil pan, so that the exhaust gas purification device is supported by the oil pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Nishimura, Taichi Togashi, Hiroyasu Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 9631344
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes an engine, a variable displacement hydraulic pump, a hydraulic motor, an exhaust treatment device, and a controller. The engine drives the variable displacement hydraulic pump. The variable displacement hydraulic pump is configured to change the discharge direction of the hydraulic fluid. Depending on the discharge direction of the hydraulic oil from the variable displacement hydraulic pump, the hydraulic motor is configured to change the driving direction to the forward direction or the reverse direction. The exhaust treatment device is configured to treat the exhaust from the engine. The controller is configured to increase the speed of the engine to a predetermined first speed or greater and to change the discharge direction of the variable displacement hydraulic pump to a neutral state during regeneration of the exhaust treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunori Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9523455
    Abstract: A compensator (10) of an exhaust gas aftertreatment system has a flow inlet-side connection flange (13) for connecting a flow inlet-side assembly (11), a flow outlet-side connection flange (14) for connecting a flow outlet-side assembly (12), a connection pipe (18) which extends between the two connection flanges (13, 14) and which has a bellows-shaped pipe portion (19), and an exhaust gas aftertreatment assembly (21) extending inside the connection pipe (18). The exhaust gas aftertreatment assembly (21) protrudes relative to the flow inlet-side connection flange (13) and/or relative to the flow outlet-side connection flange (14) such that it extends into the flow inlet-side connection assembly (11) and/or into the flow outlet-side assembly (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: MAN Diesel & Turbo SE
    Inventor: Stefan Rehle
  • Patent number: 9512778
    Abstract: An engine apparatus includes an engine and an exhaust gas purifier. The engine includes an intake manifold and an exhaust manifold. The exhaust gas purifier is configured to purify exhaust gas of the engine and disposed on an upper side of the engine through a mounting base. The mounting base includes an intake-side bracket and an exhaust-side bracket, which support one end of the exhaust gas purifier. One end of the intake-side bracket and one end of the exhaust-side bracket are fastened to each other. The other end of the intake-side bracket and the other end of the exhaust-side bracket are coupled to the engine side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Fukuyoshi, Kazuyuki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 9234660
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of systems and methods for oxidizing gases. In some embodiments, a reaction chamber is configured to receive a fuel gas and maintain the gas at a temperature within the reaction chamber that is above an autoignition temperature of the gas. The reaction chamber may also be configured to maintain a reaction temperature within the reaction chamber below a flameout temperature. In some embodiments, heat and product gases from the oxidation process can be used, for example, to drive a turbine, reciprocating engine, and injected back into the reaction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: ENER-CORE POWER, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Armstrong, Boris A. Maslov
  • Patent number: 9220801
    Abstract: In an air purifying apparatus for removing contaminants, such as soot and the like, by burning contaminated air while passing the contaminated air through a filter heated by microwaves, the apparatus includes: a housing, which is hollow, and comprises an inlet on one side and an outlet on the other side; a ceramic filter of a longitudinal material, which is arranged in the housing in a longitudinal direction of the housing, and includes a plurality of partition walls formed so that a flow path where contaminated air flows may be divided in plurality; and a microwave generator configured to generate microwaves to be supplied to one end surface of the ceramic filter in a longitudinal direction thereof to heat the one end surface of the ceramic filter in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventors: Yeon Su Lee, Dae Gon Han
  • Publication number: 20150143802
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine system is provided. The system includes an engine defining a combustion chamber, a clean emission module and an air supply unit. The clean emission module is fluidly connected to an exhaust conduit from the combustion chamber. The air supply unit is configured to supply air into the combustion chamber and includes a compressor and a flow control device provided between the compressor and the combustion chamber. The compressor is configured to receive air from an air inlet via a first passage and supply the compressed air into the combustion chamber via a second passage. The flow control device is configured to selectively reduce the supply of compressed air into the combustion chamber such that an air fuel ratio in the combustion chamber is maintained between 15:1 to 18:1 at 20-90% engine load during a regeneration period for the clean emissions module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer L. Huhn, Joshua C. Davis, Drew E. Heisel
  • Patent number: 9038376
    Abstract: An exhaust-gas recirculation device for an internal combustion engine, a method for controlling an exhaust-gas recirculation device, a drive for a motor vehicle having an exhaust-gas recirculation device, and a motor vehicle having a drive of said type are described. The exhaust-gas recirculation device comprises a turbine, and an exhaust-gas aftertreatment device. The exhaust-gas aftertreatment device has an inlet connected to an outlet of the turbine, and is configured to reduce a pollutant content in the exhaust-gas flow. An electric grid heater is arranged between the outlet of the turbine and the inlet of the exhaust-gas aftertreatment device and is configured to heat the exhaust-gas flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Petrovic, Christian Winge Vigild
  • Patent number: 9038375
    Abstract: An exhaust gas temperature raising processing system, which increases a load acting on an engine to raise the exhaust gas temperature, includes an electric assist motor connected to the engine and an inverter for adjusting a torque of the electric assist motor. It also includes a main controller having a first determination unit for determining whether or not an actuator control valve is in a non-feed state and a second determination unit for determining whether or not clogging has occurred on a filter of an exhaust gas purification system. When the non-feed state is determined by the first determination unit and clogging is determined to have occurred on the filter by the second determination unit, the main controller drives the electric assist motor to generate electric power such that a load acting on the engine is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Iwasaki, Kouji Ishikawa, Takatoshi Ooki, Shinji Nishikawa, Takato Satake
  • Patent number: 9032719
    Abstract: A method for particulate filter performance monitoring in an exhaust gas treatment system is provided. The method includes monitoring a current received from a soot sensor in the exhaust gas treatment system and comparing the current to a soot sensor current threshold. Based on determining that the current is greater than or equal to the soot sensor current threshold, an accumulated engine out soot value is compared to an accumulated engine out soot threshold. A particulate filter fault is set based on determining that the accumulated engine out soot value is less than the accumulated engine out soot threshold. A monitoring system and an exhaust gas treatment system of an engine are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Min Sun, Jr., Michelangelo Ardanese, Vincent J. Tylutki, Igor Anilovich
  • Patent number: 9032709
    Abstract: Provided is an emission treatment system and method for simultaneously remediating the nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter, and gaseous hydrocarbons present in diesel engine exhaust streams. The emission treatment system has an oxidation catalyst upstream of a soot filter coated with a material effective in the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) of NOx by a reductant, e.g., ammonia. Also provided is a method for disposing an SCR catalyst composition on a wall flow monolith that provides adequate catalyst loading, but does not result in unsuitable back pressures in the exhaust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Allan Patchett, Joseph Charles Dettling, Elizabeth Alina Przybylski
  • Patent number: 9032714
    Abstract: An exhaust purification system is provided that can decrease the load acting on a device treating PM, even when switched to stoich operation. The exhaust purification system includes: a PM treatment device, a three-way purification catalyst, an LAF sensor, and an ECU (3) that performs feedback control so that an LAF sensor output (Vex) becomes a target value (Vop) determined so that the three-way purification reaction is optimized during stoich operation. The ECU (3) includes a fuel controller (32) that determines a fuel injection amount (Gfuel) so that a state in which an air/fuel ratio of the air/fuel mixture is leaner than stoich and a state richer than stoich are alternately realized by modulating a fuel correction amount (dGfuel) determined so as to cause the LAF sensor output (Vex) to converge to the target value (Vop) by employing a predetermined modulation algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Hideki Matsunaga, Naohiro Sato, Masafumi Sakota
  • Patent number: 9032718
    Abstract: In an engine device provided with an engine which serves as a power source, an exhaust gas purifying filter device which is arranged in an exhaust gas path of the engine, and control means which executes a low rotation control for lowering an engine speed to a predetermined first low rotating speed at a time when a previously set low rotation condition is established, the control means is structured such as to maintain the engine speed at a second low rotating speed which is higher than the first low rotating speed, for suppressing a reduction of an exhaust gas temperature at a time when both of the low rotation condition and a previously set forced regeneration condition are established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Yanmar Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Yasuo Noma
  • Patent number: 9032717
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an active diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration system of an engine, and more particularly, to an active DPF regeneration system and method, in which a non-work load is arbitrarily provided to the engine to quickly perform an active DPF regeneration even in a state where substantial work of a construction machine is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyu Sun Kwak, Wan Ho Kim, Suk Won Lee
  • Patent number: 9027333
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing hydrocarbon emissions from an internal combustion engine. The engine's exhaust aftertreatment system has at least a particulate matter (soot) filter and means for actively regenerating the particulate matter filter. During operation of the engine, the soot loading state of the particulate matter filter is monitored. The filter is regenerated when required, but the regeneration is controlled so that the particulate matter filter retains a small level of soot loading. This soot “pre-loading” ensures hydrocarbon reduction during the next cold start.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Southwest Research Institute
    Inventors: Gary D. Neely, Darius Mehta
  • Patent number: 9027328
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification system and a regeneration control method thereof is configured to determine whether a regeneration condition of particulate filter is satisfied through vehicle information to regenerate the particulate filter until particulate matter has reached a predetermined reference amount by increasing temperature of exhaust gas when a regeneration condition is satisfied, to maintain temperature of lean NOx trap in a range of a predetermined reference temperature when regeneration of the particulate filter has reached the predetermined reference amount, to provide desulfurization performed to the lean NOx trap during rich burn, and regeneration where the particulate matter during lean burn is removed according to engine being controlled to drive such that lean burn and rich burn are repeatedly and alternately performed, and to control engine to drive by a normal burn when the desulfurization of the lean NOx trap and the regeneration of the particulate filter are completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Jun Sung Park
  • Patent number: 9027332
    Abstract: An exhaust treatment system may include a burner, a flame sensor assembly and a control module. The flame sensor assembly may be at least partially disposed within the burner and may include an insulator and an electric heating element in heat transfer relation with the insulator. The control module may be in communication with the flame sensor assembly. The control module may determine whether a flame is present in a combustion chamber based on feedback from the flame sensor assembly. The control module may detect contamination on the insulator based on feedback from the flame sensor assembly. The control module may operate the heating element in a first mode in response to detection of a contamination in which the control module causes electrical power to be applied to the heating element to raise a temperature of the heating element to burn contamination off of the insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.
    Inventor: Keith G. Olivier
  • Patent number: 9027329
    Abstract: A particulate filter is monitored for a particulate matter load when fluidly coupled to an internal combustion engine. Monitoring of the particulate filter is achieved by determining a rate of production of particulate matter from the internal combustion engine, a rate of capture of the particulate matter within the particulate filter, a regeneration rate for the particulate filter, and an amount of particulate matter collected in the particulate filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Min Sun
  • Publication number: 20150121846
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for recovering energy from an exhaust gas circuit (3) of a heat engine (1), including an exhaust gas by-pass pipe (12) that includes a heat exchanger with two compartments, and has a first manifold (14) leading into one compartment (16) and a second manifold (15) leading into the other compartment (17), said system comprising a first valve (18) installed in the exhaust circuit (3) and capable of controlling the flow of gases into each of said manifolds (14, 15), and a second valve (20) intended to control the flow of gases at the outlet of the heat exchanger (13). The main technical feature of a system for recovering energy according to the invention is that the first valve (18) can only be used in two positions, a first position wherein same seals the first manifold (14), and a second position wherein same seals the exhaust circuit (3) and only allows the exhaunt gases to flow into the first manifold (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Grégory Hodebourg, Samuel Leroux
  • Patent number: 9021792
    Abstract: A selective catalytic reduction catalyst capable of reducing the NOx in exhaust gas to N2 is arranged in an exhaust pipe of an engine. Fluid feed has a fluid injecting nozzle facing the exhaust pipe on the exhaust gas upstream side from the selective catalytic reduction catalyst. The fluid feed is configured such that a urea fluid that functions as a reducing agent is fed with the selective catalytic reduction catalyst from the fluid injecting nozzle to the exhaust pipe. Ozone feed includes an ozone injecting nozzle that faces the exhaust pipe on the exhaust gas upstream side from the selective catalytic reduction catalyst, and on the exhaust gas upstream side or the exhaust gas downstream side from the fluid injecting nozzle. The ozone feed is configured such that ozone is fed from the ozone injecting nozzle to the exhaust pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hino Motors, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Hosoya, Yoshihiro Kawada, Shinya Sato
  • Patent number: 9021785
    Abstract: An engine system for a machine is disclosed. The engine system may have an intake manifold configured to direct air into a donor cylinder and a non-donor cylinder of an engine. The engine system may also have a first exhaust manifold configured to direct exhaust from the non-donor cylinder to the atmosphere. The engine system may also have a second exhaust manifold configured to receive exhaust from the donor cylinder. The engine system may further have a control valve configured to selectively direct a first amount of exhaust from the second exhaust manifold to the intake manifold. In addition, the engine system may have an orifice configured to allow a second amount of exhaust to flow from the second exhaust manifold to the first exhaust manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith E. Moravec, Teoman Uzkan
  • Patent number: 9021794
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, described herein is an apparatus for decomposing diesel exhaust fluid into ammonia for an internal combustion engine (ICE) system having a selective catalytic reduction system. The apparatus includes an outlet cover, an inlet cover coupled to the outlet cover, and a support plate disposed between the outlet cover and the inlet cover. The support plate forms an outlet channel with the outlet cover and an inlet channel with the inlet cover. The inlet channel is fluidly coupled to the outlet channel. Additionally, the inlet channel may be adjacent to the outlet channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Cummins Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: James Goss, Duncan Engeham, Ryan M. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150113959
    Abstract: Aggregation of the particulate matter is facilitated. A particulate matter processing apparatus (1) comprises an electrode (5) which is provided in an exhaust gas passage (3) of an internal combustion engine, which extends from a wall surface of the exhaust gas passage (3) toward an inner side of the exhaust gas passage (3), which is bent at a bent portion (51) toward an upstream side or a downstream side in a flow direction (B) of an exhaust gas, and which extends toward the upstream side or the downstream side in the flow direction (B) of the exhaust gas, wherein the electrode (5) is formed so that a field intensity, which is provided between the electrode (5) and the wall surface of the exhaust gas passage (3) on the upstream side, is larger than that provided on the downstream side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichi Mitani, Hiroshi Nomura
  • Patent number: 9016046
    Abstract: A method, comprising purging a storage catalytic converter of stored NOx by diverting only a portion of incoming exhaust flow around the catalytic device while increasing injection of reductant to the storage catalytic converter; and responsive to the diverting, adjusting injection of an ammonia-containing fluid into recombined exhaust flow upstream of an SCR catalytic converter. Bypass of the storage catalytic converter reduces available oxygen and air flow through the storage catalytic converter, providing a more advantageous environment for reduction of NOx in the storage catalytic converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jan Harmsen, Frank Linzen
  • Patent number: 9010088
    Abstract: A load application means, which applies a load to an engine such that a temperature of exhaust gas is raised to a temperature required to burn particulate matter, is comprised of an electric load application means for applying the load to the engine to raise the temperature of the exhaust gas by operating an electric assist motor to generate electric power and a hydraulic load application means for applying the load to the engine to raise the temperature of the exhaust gas by increasing a delivery pressure of a variable displacement hydraulic pump, and a selection control unit is provided for performing control processing to selectively actuate the electric load application means and/or the hydraulic load application means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouji Ishikawa, Hidetoshi Satake, Shinji Nishikawa, Takatoshi Ooki
  • Patent number: 9010098
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an after-treatment device. The after-treatment device may have a center plenum configured to be fluidly connected to an engine. The after-treatment device may also have a filter bank having a plurality of filter assemblies. Each filter assembly may have an inlet fluidly connected to the center plenum. The inlet may be oriented orthogonal to the center plenum. Each filter assembly may also have an outlet. Further, the after-treatment device may have an exhaust plenum fluidly connected to the outlet. The exhaust plenum may be oriented orthogonal to the outlet. The exhaust plenum may also have an outer wall disposed parallel to and located at a predetermined distance from the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep Ganesan, Satyajit Gowda
  • Patent number: 9010095
    Abstract: An exhaust treatment unit includes an exhaust treatment device that treats exhaust gas from an engine of a work vehicle, a bracket including an attachment portion attachable to a hoisting hook, and a detachable component. The bracket supports the exhaust treatment device. The detachable component is attachable to and detachable from the attachment portion. When the unit is attached, the hoisting hook is attached to the attachment portion, the unit is hoisted using a hoisting tool including the hoisting hook, moved to an attachment position and installed in the work vehicle. The hoisting hook is then detached from the attachment portion and the detachable component is attached to the unit using the attachment portion. When the unit is detached, the detachable component is detached from the attachment portion, the hoisting hook is attached to the attachment portion, and the unit is hoisted and detached using the hoisting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Himoto, Osamu Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9003782
    Abstract: An exhaust gas-treating device (1) for an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine, especially of a motor vehicle, has a housing (2), which has a jacket (3) extending circumferentially on the side and two end-side end bottoms (4, 5). Maintenance is simplified with at least one mounting tube (6), which passes through one or the first end bottom (4) and into the outlet end (8) of which a particle filter (7) is plugged axially from the outside, with a deflecting housing (9). The deflecting housing (9) contains a deflecting chamber (10), and has at least one inlet (11) communicating with the deflecting chamber (10) and at least one outlet (12) communicating with the deflecting chamber (10). A fastening device (13) is provided for detachably fastening the respective inlet (11) at the respective outlet end (8) of the mounting tube (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Eberspächer Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG, Volvo Lastvagnar AB
    Inventors: Marcus Werni, Rainer Lehnen
  • Patent number: 9003773
    Abstract: A vehicle and method of updating aging of a selective catalytic reduction filter (SCRF) of an exhaust treatment system of the vehicle are disclosed. The method includes determining a desorption rate estimate of a catalyst of the SCRF and determining an ash volume estimate representative of an amount of ash collected inside the SCRF. The method also includes determining an ash correction factor from the ash volume estimate and calculating, via a controller, a corrected desorption rate value by multiplying the ash correction factor with the desorption rate estimate to update the aging of the SCRF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Larose, Jr., Christopher Whitt, Christopher C. Swoish, Joshua Clifford Bedford
  • Patent number: 8997469
    Abstract: An engine with an exhaust treatment device (2) wherein a rotation moment of a side support stay (12) is generated by a load of a side portion (50) received by side support stay fastening tool (13) via an edge portion (21) of a cutout groove (20). As a result, a load of the side portion (50) of the exhaust treatment device (2) can be supported by the side support stay (12). A one-side temporary mount portions (22) is provided in a one-side support stay (10). The one-side support stay (10) can be temporarily mounted on the one-side temporary mount portions (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: KUBOTA Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsugu Okuda, Kozo Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8991155
    Abstract: A vehicle and a method of determining a reductant storage capacity set point of a selective catalytic reduction filter (SCRF) of an exhaust treatment system of a vehicle are disclosed. The method includes determining a storage estimate of a reductant inside the SCRF and determining a particulate estimate in the SCRF representative of an amount of particulate matter collected inside the SCRF. The method also includes determining a particulate correction factor from the particulate estimate and calculating, via a controller, a set point value of the reductant in the SCRF by computing together the particulate correction factor and the storage estimate to determine the reductant storage capacity set point of the SCRF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Larose, Jr., Christopher Whitt, Christopher C. Swoish, Joshua Clifford Bedford
  • Patent number: 8991161
    Abstract: A process which solves the problem of supplying NO2 in accordance with requirements by means of temperature control of the precatalyst which is decoupled from the operating state of the engine. In an associated apparatus, a precatalyst which contains at least one oxidation component and whose temperature can be controlled independently of the operating state of the engine and an active SCR stage comprising an SCR catalyst with upstream metering facility for a reducing agent from an external source are arranged in series. A particle filter can be arranged between precatalyst and metering facility. The precatalyst preferably additionally contains a nitrogen oxide storage material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Umicore AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lothar Mussmann, Ingo Lappas, Andreas Geisselmann, Wilfried Mueller
  • Patent number: 8991162
    Abstract: An engine has an exhaust gas treatment apparatus attached thereto, wherein an exhaust pipe can be prevented from being damaged by a vibration of the engine body. An exhaust gas treatment apparatus is supported by an engine body and the engine body and the exhaust gas treatment apparatus communicate with each other through an exhaust pipe. The casing of the exhaust gas treatment apparatus consists of a plurality of casing units separable from each other. Connection flanges are disposed in respective end portions of the casing units. The casing units are coupled together by a connection of the connection flanges, and the exhaust gas treatment apparatus is supported by the engine body through the connection flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kosaka, Yusuke Suzuki, Yoshinobu Odawara, Nobuyuki Okabe
  • Patent number: 8991153
    Abstract: A method and system for treating emissions includes charging particles in an exhaust stream, producing one or more radicals, and oxidizing at least a portion of the charged particles with at least a portion of the produced radicals. At least a portion of the charged particles in the exhaust stream are then attracted on at least one attraction surface which is one of oppositely charged from the charged particles and grounded. The attracted particles are oxidized with another portion of the one or more produced radicals to self regenerate the at least one attraction surface. Downstream from where the attracted particles are oxidized, at least a portion of one or more first compounds in the exhaust stream are converted to one or more second compounds downstream from the attracting. Additionally, at least a portion of any remaining charged particles are oxidized into one or more gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Rochester Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Ali Ogut, Chen Cheng
  • Publication number: 20150082777
    Abstract: This burner is disposed at the upstream side of a DPF and raises the temperature of exhaust by combusting an air-fuel mixture of air and fuel in a combustion region within a flame holder. The burner is provided with: an upstream-side cover enclosing the peripheral wall of the flame holder; and a partition wall that partitions the gap between the flame holder and the upstream-side cover into a prior-stage exhaust chamber and a latter-state exhaust chamber. An exhaust tube through which exhaust from an engine flows is connected to the upstream-side cover; a through hole that interconnects the prior-stage exhaust chamber and the latter-stage exhaust chamber is formed at the partition wall; exhaust flows in from the exhaust tube at the prior-stage exhaust chamber; and exhaust flows in from the prior-stage exhaust chamber through the through hole to the latter-stage exhaust chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Ichiro Tsumagari, Ryo Shibuya, Atsushi Koide
  • Patent number: 8984860
    Abstract: In a diesel engine and exhaust aftertreatment system, a controller is arranged to control operation of the engine to obtain a first set of exhaust characteristics and to control a fuel injector to inject fuel upstream of a DPF at a first rate of injection until at least one condition is attained, and, after the at least one condition is attained, to control the fuel injector so that a rate of fuel injection is reduced and to contra! operation of the engine to obtain a second set of exhaust characteristics so that regeneration of the DPF occurs. At least one characteristic of the first and second sets of characteristics beina, different. A method for treating, diesei engine exhaust is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Mack Trucks, Inc.
    Inventor: Chun Tai
  • Patent number: 8986636
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an engine aftertreatment apparatus comprising first and second diesel particulate filters (DPFs), the first DPF being provided upstream of the second DPF, the second DPF being provided with a coating of a second DPF catalyst, the second DPF catalyst being arranged to promote reduction of NOx.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventor: Jonathan Hartland
  • Patent number: RE45598
    Abstract: In a network device such as a network switch having a port coupled to a communications medium dedicated to a single virtual local area network and another port coupled to a communications medium shared among multiple virtual local area networks for transmitting data frames between the dedicated communications medium and the shared communications medium, a method of identifying the virtual network associated with each data frame received by the network switch when transmitting the data frames over the shared communications medium. The method comprises receiving data frames from the dedicated communications medium coupled to one port, and, with respect to each data frame so received, inserting a new type field and a virtual network identifier field. The contents of the new type field indicate the data frame comprises a virtual network identifier field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Spherix Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul James Frantz, Geoffrey O. Thompson