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Injector tip for an internal combustion engine

United States Patent

May 20, 2003
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This invention relates to a the tip structure of a fuel injector as used in a internal combustion engine. Internal combustion engines using Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) technology require a tip structure that directs fuel spray in a downward direction. This requirement necessitates a tip design that is capable of withstanding mechanical stresses associated with the design.
Shyu; Tsu Pin (Dunlap, IL), Ye; Wen (Peoria, IL)
Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
10/ 021,356
October 30, 2001
This invention was made with Government support under DOE Contract No. DE-FC05-97OR22605 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to this invention.