07975666 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 27 patents.

A technique is provided for improved response of internal combustion engines to increased load demands. The engine is equipped with an air storage tank that stores compressed air. The air may be stored at an elevated pressure (e.g., manifold air pressure) during normal full load operation of the engine. Valving maintains the compressed air isolated during normal operation. During transitory periods of higher power output demand, the compressed air is directed to the engine, and output of a turbo-driven compressor can be vented to avoid surge. The technique allows for quicker reaction to load demands, and improved combustion during transitory periods, and reduced particulate and smoke emissions.

Title
Quick engine startup system and method
Application Number
12/39264
Publication Number
7975666 (B2)
Application Date
February 28, 2008
Publication Date
July 12, 2011
Inventor
Yogesh Kumar
Bangalore
IN
Manoj Prakash Gokhale
Bangalore
IN
Agent
John A Kramer
GE Global Patent Operation
Assignee
General Electric Company
NY, US
IPC
F02D 41/06
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