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Title:
VARIABLE COMPRESSION RATIO SYSTEMS FOR OPPOSED-PISTON AND OTHER INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES, AND RELATED METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/048301
Kind Code:
A4
Abstract:
Various embodiments of methods and systems for varying the compression ratio in opposed-piston engines are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an opposed- piston engine can include a first phaser operably coupled to a first crankshaft and a second phaser operably coupled to a corresponding second crankshaft. The phase angle between the crankshafts can be changed to reduce or increase the compression ratio in the corresponding combustion chamber to optimize or at least improve engine performance under a given set of operating conditions.

Inventors:
CLEEVES, James, M. (551 Summit Drive, Redwood City, CA, 94062, US)
Application Number:
US2011/055486
Publication Date:
June 28, 2012
Filing Date:
October 07, 2011
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Assignee:
PINNACLE ENGINES, INC. (1300 Industrial Road, Suite 1ASan Carlos, CA, 94070, US)
CLEEVES, James, M. (551 Summit Drive, Redwood City, CA, 94062, US)
International Classes:
F02B75/04
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
VAN LOY, Michael, D. et al. (Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, PCOne Financial Cente, Boston MA, 02111, US)
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