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Publication numberUS20030230252 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/171,992
Publication dateDec 18, 2003
Filing dateJun 17, 2002
Priority dateJun 17, 2002
Publication number10171992, 171992, US 2003/0230252 A1, US 2003/230252 A1, US 20030230252 A1, US 20030230252A1, US 2003230252 A1, US 2003230252A1, US-A1-20030230252, US-A1-2003230252, US2003/0230252A1, US2003/230252A1, US20030230252 A1, US20030230252A1, US2003230252 A1, US2003230252A1
InventorsKuo Lin, Chau Chen
Original AssigneeLin Kuo Chang, Chen Chau Hwe
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Apparatus for inputting and outputting oxygen and hydrogen in engine system
US 20030230252 A1
Abstract
An apparatus for inputting and outputting oxygen and hydrogen in engine system, the system has an engine with several cylinders and a water tank connected to the engine, for outputting cooling water to the engine and inputting heated cooling water from the engine. Part of the heated water is decomposed into oxygen and hydrogen because of high temperature. The apparatus comprises: a chamber body for separating liquid and gas; an input on the chamber body, connected to the engine for accepting heated cooling water, oxygen and hydrogen; an first output on the chamber body connected to the water tank for delivering heated cooling water to the water tank; and an second output on the chamber body connected to the water tank for delivering the oxygen and hydrogen to the water tank and therefore greatly increase the ability of collecting oxygen and hydrogen for reproducing energy.
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We claim:
1. An apparatus used in an engine driving system, said driving system has an engine with several cylinders and an cooling device connected to said engine, said cooling device has at least one water tank for outputting cooling water to said engine and inputting heated cooling water from said engine, said apparatus comprises:
a chamber body for separating liquid and gas;
an input on said chamber body, connected said engine for accepting heated cooling water, oxygen and hydrogen;
an first output on said chamber body connected to said water tank for delivering heated cooling water to said water tank; and
a second output on said chamber body connected to said water tank for delivering said oxygen and hydrogen to said water tank.
2. The apparatus of claim 1, further comprises an third output thereon, connected to an gas bypass.
Description
    TECHNICAL FIELD
  • [0001]
    This invention relates generally to an apparatus for inputting and outputting oxygen and hydrogen in engine system, in particular, to enhance combustion in an engine driving system by inputting oxygen and hydrogen from an engine and then delivering oxygen and hydrogen into the cylinders of the engine.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0002]
    In general, with fuels used in internal combustion engines, external combustion engines, and other combustion apparatus, exhaust gases are generated by combustion to release various types of noxious chemical substances into the atmosphere, thus causing an environmental pollution. These noxious chemical substances include, for example, CO, HC, NOx, and SOx. Heretofore, to suppress generation of such noxious chemical substances, fuel combustion efficiency has been improved by improving the quality of fuels used or by improving various combustion devices. In addition, the exhaust gases released have been treated by a variety of exhaust gas removing devices using catalysts to prevent pollution. However, such prior art methods have been insufficient to reduce pollutive substances, and the improvement of fuel quality has been difficult in view of the costs. To overcome the defects, recently, the industry intends to use fuel activation devices to enhance combustion and reduce harmful gases. In the U.S. Pat. Nos. 4,605,498, 4,711,271, 5,055,189, 5,044,346, 5,080,080, 5,460,144, 5,632,254 and 5,873,353, magnetic field effect or far infrared ray is used to activate fuel to decompose the fuel molecule and therefore enhance combustion and reduce the harmful gases.
  • [0003]
    Combustion includes fuel, hydrogen in the fuel and oxygen in the air. Activating fuel only improves one element of combustion. Fuels like gasoline are composed mainly of carbon-hydrogen chemical compound with different molecule structures. The main elements of the compounds are carbon and hydrogen. The fuels, which contain high percentage of hydrogen usually, are easily ignited to produce power. Carbon and hydrogen are active elements. They can easily combine with oxygen and then blaze. Therefore if we can provide sufficient air (oxygen is about 20% of air), the combustion of the fuels will be efficient and less harmful gas will be produced. Adding more hydrogen and into combustion equipments like engines can reduce the consumption of fuels and adding oxygen can help the hydrogen both in the fuel and in the air burn and avoid the combine of carbon and hydrogen since usually carbon and hydrogen will combine as harmful gases.
  • SUMMARY OF INVENTION
  • [0004]
    It is therefore a primary objective of the present invention to provide an apparatus for inputting oxygen and hydrogen from an engine in order to enhance combustion.
  • [0005]
    Another object of the present invention is to provide an apparatus and method for inputting oxygen and hydrogen from an engine in order to reduce the production of harmful gases.
  • [0006]
    The present invention, briefly summarized, in one embodiment discloses an apparatus used in an engine driving system, the driving system has an engine with several cylinders and an cooling device connected to the engine, the cooling device has at least one water tank for outputting cooling water to the engine and inputting heated cooling water from the engine, the apparatus comprises: a chamber body for separating liquid and gas; an input on the chamber body, connected to the engine for accepting heated cooling water, oxygen and hydrogen because some of the heated water will decompose into hydrogen and oxygen; an first output on the chamber body connected to the water tank for delivering heated cooling water to the water tank; and an second output on the chamber body connected to the water tank for delivering the oxygen and hydrogen to the water tank.
  • [0007]
    A storage chamber can be used to store the hydrogen and oxygen from the water tank and then deliver the oxygen and hydrogen into the cylinders of the engine. Therefore the apparatus can help to enhance combustion of the engine.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS
  • [0008]
    The invention will be more clearly understood after refer to the following detailed description read in conjunction with the drawings wherein:
  • [0009]
    [0009]FIG. 1 is a functional diagram of the embodiment used in a system for reproducing energy; and
  • [0010]
    [0010]FIG. 2 is perspective view of the embodiment.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • [0011]
    With reference to FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, the embodiment is used in an energy reproducing system, the system has an engine 10 with several cylinders 11 and an cooling device 20 connected to the engine 10, the cooling device 20 has at least one water tank 21 for outputting cooling water to the engine 10 and inputting heated cooling water from the engine 10. Part of the heated water is decomposed into oxygen and hydrogen because of high temperature.
  • [0012]
    The apparatus comprises: a chamber body 50 for separating liquid and gas; an input 52 on the chamber body 50, connected to the engine 10 for accepting heated cooling water, oxygen and hydrogen; an first output 53 on the chamber body 50 connected to the water tank for delivering heated cooling water to the water tank 21; and a second output 54 on the chamber body connected to the water tank 21 for delivering the oxygen and hydrogen to the water tank 21.
  • [0013]
    The oxygen and hydrogen will follow the route of the cooling water (indexed as “a” in FIG. 1) flow into the chamber body 50. Since gas is lighter and the flowing speed is faster, so hydrogen and oxygen can flow into the water tank 21 earlier. The temperature inside the water tank 21 is high enough to produce more hydrogen and oxygen.
  • [0014]
    A storage chamber 60 with sufficient space 61 has an input 62 connected to the water tank 21 for receiving oxygen and hydrogen inside the tank 21 and an output 63 connected to the engine 10 for outputting the oxygen and hydrogen to the cylinders 11.
  • [0015]
    The combustion of the engine needs oxygen from the air. Generally speaking, air is from outside of the engine through an air filter into the engine 10 and then mixed with the fuel jetted from the sprayer in certain portion and finally enters the cylinders 11 through a gas-entering valve. Therefore, we can arrange the output 63 of the storage chamber 60 to the position that can enter the gas entering valve, for example, between the air filter and the sprayer and the oxygen and hydrogen inside the storage chamber will be sucked into the engine 10.
  • [0016]
    In order to increase the amount of the collection of oxygen and hydrogen, the system comprises a gas bypass 90 in the way that the embodiment further comprises a third output 55 connected to the gas bypass 90 and the storage chamber 60 further comprises a second input 64 connected to the gas bypass 90 for receiving the oxygen and hydrogen from the gas bypass 90.
  • [0017]
    Therefore, the present invention greatly increases the ability of collecting oxygen and hydrogen of the energy reproducing system.
  • [0018]
    Numerous characteristics and advantages of the invention have been set forth in the foregoing description, together with details of the structure and function of the invention, and the novel features thereof are pointed out in appended claims. The disclosure, however, is illustrated only, and changes may be made in detail, especially, in matters of shape, size and arrangement of parts, materials and the combination thereof within the principle of the invention, to the full extend indicated by the broad general meaning of the terms in which the appended claims are expressed.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification123/41.54
International ClassificationF01P11/02, F02M25/10, F02B43/10, F02M27/04
Cooperative ClassificationY02T10/121, F02M25/10, F01P11/028, F02B43/10, F02M27/045, Y02T10/32
European ClassificationF01P11/02C, F02M25/10, F02B43/10, F02M27/04M