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Title: Starting apparatus for internal combustion engines

Abstract

An internal combustion engine starting apparatus uses a signal from a curt sensor to determine when the engine is energized and the starter motor should be de-energized. One embodiment comprises a transmitter, receiver, computer processing unit, current sensor and relays to energize a starter motor and subsequently de-energize the same when the engine is running. Another embodiment comprises a switch, current transducer, low-pass filter, gain/comparator, relay and a plurality of switches to energize and de-energize a starter motor. Both embodiments contain an indicator lamp or speaker which alerts an operator as to whether a successful engine start has been achieved. Both embodiments also contain circuitry to protect the starter and to de-energize the engine. 5 figs.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
441863
Patent Number(s):
US 5,601,058/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-399,347
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 11 Feb 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES; IGNITION SYSTEMS; DESIGN; COMPUTERIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT PROTECTION DEVICES

Citation Formats

Dyches, G M, and Dudar, A M. Starting apparatus for internal combustion engines. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Dyches, G M, & Dudar, A M. Starting apparatus for internal combustion engines. United States.
Dyches, G M, and Dudar, A M. Tue . "Starting apparatus for internal combustion engines". United States.
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abstractNote = {An internal combustion engine starting apparatus uses a signal from a curt sensor to determine when the engine is energized and the starter motor should be de-energized. One embodiment comprises a transmitter, receiver, computer processing unit, current sensor and relays to energize a starter motor and subsequently de-energize the same when the engine is running. Another embodiment comprises a switch, current transducer, low-pass filter, gain/comparator, relay and a plurality of switches to energize and de-energize a starter motor. Both embodiments contain an indicator lamp or speaker which alerts an operator as to whether a successful engine start has been achieved. Both embodiments also contain circuitry to protect the starter and to de-energize the engine. 5 figs.},
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