Patents That Have Issued To Great Plains Diesel Technologies, L.C. And Patents Pending
7,255,290 teaches how to obtain high speed from a magnetostrictive actuator.
8,113,179 teaches how to overcome hysteresis, improving magnetostrictive actuator accuracy.
8,418,676 teaches how to rotate magnetic domains in the magnetostrictive actuator in preparation for magnetostriction.
8,683,982 teaches how to reduce the magnitude of the outside forces acting upon the magnetostrictive actuator.
9,385,300 teaches A) intentionally inducing eddy currents to quickly heat the magnetostrictive alloy for subzero starting, B) periodically calibrating the magnetostrictive actuator in operation, and C) hardening the magnetostrictive alloy against mechanical abuse.
- Pending: WIPO application PCT/US2011/47253 and Japanese Application 2013-524203 – “Programmable Diesel Fuel Injector”
WIPO application PCT/US2014/071532 – “Diesel Fuel Pressure Detection by Fast Magnetostrictive Actuator”
US Application 15/001,845 – “Fuel Injection Rate Modulation by Magnetostrictive Actuator and Fluidomechanical Coupler”
Other patents waiting to be filed.