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Actuation fluid adapter for hydraulically-actuated electronically-controlled fuel injector and engine using same

United States Patent

April 30, 2002
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A fuel injector adapter consists of a block defining a pressure communication passage therethrough and an actuation fluid passage. The actuation fluid passage includes three separate branches that open through an outer surface of the block at three separate locations.
Keyster; Eric S. (Peoria, IL), Merchant; Jack A. (Peoria, IL)
Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
09/ 442,948
November 18, 1999
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of DE-AC05-970R22605, awarded by the Department of Energy. In other words, this invention was made with Government support under DE-AC05-970R22605 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.