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Title: Internal combustion engine

Abstract

An improved engine is provided that more efficiently consumes difficult fuels such as coal slurries or powdered coal. The engine includes a precombustion chamber having a portion thereof formed by an ignition plug. The precombustion chamber is arranged so that when the piston is proximate the head, the precombustion chamber is sealed from the main cylinder or the main combustion chamber and when the piston is remote from the head, the precombustion chamber and main combustion chamber are in communication. The time for burning of fuel in the precombustion chamber can be regulated by the distance required to move the piston from the top dead center position to the position wherein the precombustion chamber and main combustion chamber are in communication.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. P.O. Box 6477, San Antonio, TX 78209
  2. 1630-C W. 6th, Austin, TX 78703
  3. 6503 Wagner Way, San Antonio, TX 78256
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
GENERAL MOTORS CORP
OSTI Identifier:
867801
Patent Number(s):
US 5012777
Assignee:
Baker, Quentin A. (P.O. Box 6477, San Antonio, TX 78209);Mecredy, Henry E. (1630-C W. 6th, Austin, TX 78703);O'Neal, Glenn B. (6503 Wagner Way, San Antonio, TX 78256)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC21-85MC22123
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
internal; combustion; engine; improved; provided; efficiently; consumes; difficult; fuels; coal; slurries; powdered; precombustion; chamber; portion; formed; ignition; plug; arranged; piston; proximate; head; sealed; main; cylinder; remote; communication; time; burning; fuel; regulated; distance; required; move; top; dead; center; position; center position; top dead; internal combustion; combustion chamber; combustion engine; main combustion; dead center; powdered coal; distance required; /123/

Citation Formats

Baker, Quentin A, Mecredy, Henry E, and O'Neal, Glenn B. Internal combustion engine. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Baker, Quentin A, Mecredy, Henry E, & O'Neal, Glenn B. Internal combustion engine. United States.
Baker, Quentin A, Mecredy, Henry E, and O'Neal, Glenn B. Tue . "Internal combustion engine". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867801.
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abstractNote = {An improved engine is provided that more efficiently consumes difficult fuels such as coal slurries or powdered coal. The engine includes a precombustion chamber having a portion thereof formed by an ignition plug. The precombustion chamber is arranged so that when the piston is proximate the head, the precombustion chamber is sealed from the main cylinder or the main combustion chamber and when the piston is remote from the head, the precombustion chamber and main combustion chamber are in communication. The time for burning of fuel in the precombustion chamber can be regulated by the distance required to move the piston from the top dead center position to the position wherein the precombustion chamber and main combustion chamber are in communication.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
}

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