Columbus, IN, United States
Columbus, IN, United States

Cummins Inc. is a Fortune 500 corporation that designs, manufactures, and distributes engines, filtration, and power generation products. Cummins also services engines and related equipment, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission control and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, United States, Cummins sells in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributors and approximately 6,000 dealers. Cummins reported net income of $1.64 billion on sales of $17.3 billion in 2012. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Cummins | Date: 2017-02-08

A power generation system is disclosed comprising an electrical generating set (16) and a power module (20) for supplying power from a supplementary power source (22). The power module comprises a DC to AC converter (26). The power generation system comprises means (32) for measuring an output of the electrical generating set, and a controller (30) for controlling the DC to AC converter, wherein the controller is arranged to control the DC to AC converter (26) in dependence on a measure of the output of the electrical generating set (16), thereby to improve the quality of the load seen by the electrical generating set. This may improve the efficiency and stability of the generating set.


Patent
Cummins | Date: 2017-01-11

A carbon scraper, a method of manufacturing a system with a carbon scraper, and method of scraping carbon from a piston of an internal combustion engine are provided. The carbon escaper includes an outer annular metallic shell portion having an annular recess therein. The annular scraper also includes an inlaid thermal barrier coating portion positioned within the annular recess of the outer annular metallic shell portion such that the inlaid thermal barrier coating portion is concentric with an outer annular metallic shell portion.


An apparatus includes an initial planning module, a tandem implementation module, and a scheduler module. The initial planning module is structured to interpret one or more fleet delivery requirements, assets, drivers, and vehicle descriptions. The tandem implementation module is structured to determine a travel schedule with respect to a first vehicle and a second vehicle that enables the first vehicle and the second vehicle to travel in tandem for a least a portion of a route in response to input from the initial planning module. The scheduler module is structured to provide a fleet delivery schedule to the first vehicle and the second vehicle in response to the determination of the tandem implementation module.


An inertial gas-liquid impactor separator includes flow director guidance structure directing and guiding flow through the housing from the inlet to the outlet along a flow path from upstream to downstream. The flow director guidance structure may include a flow controller controlling and directing flow.


An engine including a gaseous fuel system; a cylinder including a flat combustion face, the flat combustion face including four valves, each valve positioned in a port, the four valves including two intake valves positioned to selectively meter intake of charge into the cylinder via respective ports and including two exhaust valves positioned to selectively meter output of exhaust from the cylinder via respective ports. Intake valves are larger than exhaust valves and an ignition source is offset from center of a combustion surface.


Patent
Cummins | Date: 2016-08-19

A method for protecting an exhaust aftertreatment system of an internal combustion engine from deterioration by selectively diverting exhaust gasses from the engine away from a component of the exhaust aftertreatment system includes assessing a status of an operating condition associated with a physical condition of the component of the internal combustion engine. The status of the operating condition is compared with a threshold value that corresponds with deterioration of the physical condition of the component. A valve upstream of the component is moved to a first position to open a bypass fluid path directing exhaust gasses around the component when the status of the operating condition meets the threshold value to reduce deterioration of the component. The valve is moved to a second position to close the bypass fluid path thereby directing exhaust gasses to the component when the status of the operating condition does not meet the threshold.


Patent
Cummins | Date: 2017-05-03

Various embodiments provide a method of varying engine displacement. The method includes determining a change in a stroke distance of the engine required to obtain a pre-determined volumetric change in a displacement of the engine. The method includes machining a top surface of a crankcase so as to remove a height of material from the crankcase. The height is calculated to correspond to the change in the stroke of the engine required to obtain the volumetric change in the displacement of the engine. The method also includes coupling the crankcase to an engine block portion of the engine.


A filter assembly includes a filter body, a removable filter cartridge, and the bypass valve with incinerable and non-incinerable portions. The bypass valve includes a valve seat and a movable valve closure element removable with the removable filter cartridge and incinerable. The bypass valve includes a return member remaining in the filter body. A method is provided for controlling bypass valve-opening threshold pressure.


Patent
Cummins | Date: 2017-02-08

Systems and methods described herein provide a relatively fast engine restart. The systems and methods include receiving an engine stop command in a vehicle, the engine stop command structured to shut down an engine of the vehicle; receiving position data from a bi-directional sensor, the position data indicative of a position of a crankshaft wheel; determining a stop position of the crankshaft wheel based on the position data when the engine is shut down; determining a first viable cylinder of the engine to restart combustion in based on the determined stop position of the crankshaft wheel; and receiving an engine restart command, the engine restart command structured to restart the engine beginning with initiation of combustion in the first viable cylinder.


A system and method for fluidly sealing a cylinder head interface between an engine block and a cylinder head of an internal combustion engine. An example apparatus includes a perimeter seal disposed on an outer periphery of the cylinder head. The perimeter seal has a first surface to abut a cylinder head sealing surface and a second surface to abut an engine block sealing surface. The perimeter seal is configured to prevent fluid from an external environment from entering the cylinder head interface and to allow fluid within the cylinder head interface to vent to the external environment when the fluid is above a predetermined pressure. A first fluid transfer tube seal fluidly seals a first fluid transfer orifice extending between the engine block and the cylinder head. The perimeter seal and the first fluid transfer tube seal are formed as a unitary structure.

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