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Flexible connecting rod Patent #: 6467373
ApplicationNo. 10550809 filed on 03/23/2004
US Classes:123/25C, Water into cylinder123/51AA, Four-cycle separate crankshaft for piston123/197.3, Particular connecting rod123/51R, MULTIPLE PISTON, COMMON NONRESTRICTIVE COMBUSTION CHAMBER290/1R, MISCELLANEOUS123/51BA, Two-cycle separate crankshaft for piston123/48B, Piston varied by means in crankshaft, connecting rod or piston123/435Including cylinder pressure or temperature responsive means
ExaminersPrimary: Kamen, Noah P.
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International ClassesF02B 47/02
AbstractThe object of the present invention is to provide a premixed charge compression ignition (PCCI) engine. The PCCI engine has a fuel injector (22) in a suction manifold (8) to prepare a premixed charge of fuel and air and induces a natural ignition of the premixed charge in a combustion chamber (20) of a high temperature and high pressure. The PCCI engine further includes a structurally improved connecting rod which has a spring operated in organic conjunction with the other elements of the PCCI engine. The present invention further provides a PCCI reciprocating generator that is fabricated by a combination of a reciprocating generator unit with the PCCI engine, so that the PCCI reciprocating generator operates with improved operational efficiency. In the present invention, two PCCI engines may be arranged to symmetrically face each other, thus providing a multiple PCCI engine.