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Title: Opposed-piston engine in a light-duty truck

Abstract

An opposed-piston engine is configured to fit in an engine compartment of a light-duty truck without compromising engine operations or the integrity of the engine compartment. The opposed-piston engine includes an air handling system and can be configured so that a cylinder assembly of the engine is tilted. The tilt of the cylinder assembly can allow for all of the components of the engine's air handling system to be located on one side of the opposed-piston engine. The air handling system of the opposed-piston engine can be configured with a cobra-head shaped intake duct assembly.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Achates Power, Inc., San Diego, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
OSTI Identifier:
1771730
Patent Number(s):
10865746
Application Number:
16/414,082
Assignee:
Achates Power, Inc. (San Diego, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02M - SUPPLYING COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL WITH COMBUSTIBLE MIXTURES OR CONSTITUENTS THEREOF
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B60 - VEHICLES IN GENERAL B60Y - INDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO ASPECTS CROSS-CUTTING VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000657
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 05/16/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Warlick, Jr., Richard D., and Piotrowski, Cain. Opposed-piston engine in a light-duty truck. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Warlick, Jr., Richard D., & Piotrowski, Cain. Opposed-piston engine in a light-duty truck. United States.
Warlick, Jr., Richard D., and Piotrowski, Cain. Tue . "Opposed-piston engine in a light-duty truck". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1771730.
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