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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Barnwell, SC
  2. Augusta, GA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO
OSTI Identifier:
870817
Patent Number(s):
5601058
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
starting; apparatus; internal; combustion; engines; engine; signal; curt; sensor; determine; energized; starter; motor; de-energized; embodiment; comprises; transmitter; receiver; computer; processing; unit; current; relays; energize; subsequently; de-energize; running; switch; transducer; low-pass; filter; comparator; relay; plurality; switches; embodiments; contain; indicator; lamp; speaker; alerts; operator; successful; start; achieved; circuitry; protect; embodiment comprises; processing unit; internal combustion; combustion engine; combustion engines; current sensor; pass filter; low-pass filter; starting apparatus; computer process; /123/290/

Citation Formats

Dyches, Gregory M, and Dudar, Aed M. Starting apparatus for internal combustion engines. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Dyches, Gregory M, & Dudar, Aed M. Starting apparatus for internal combustion engines. United States.
Dyches, Gregory M, and Dudar, Aed M. Wed . "Starting apparatus for internal combustion engines". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870817.
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title = {Starting apparatus for internal combustion engines},
author = {Dyches, Gregory M and Dudar, Aed M},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {1}
}

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