Napoleon man receives third patent on hybrid engine technologyWritten by Duane Ramsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug Pelmear of Napoleon received a U.S. utility patent for his HP2g Skip-Fire engine with international patent applications on March 31. It is the third patent Pelmear has received for his hybrid engine technology, which he claims has produced a 33 percent increase in fuel economy.
The Hp2g Skip-Fire engine features variable displacement shut-off of fuel to cylinders of fire. The rotation of firing can go as low as one cylinder after normal engine operation temperature is reached, Pelmear said.
“The engine is still opening and closing the values bringing in cool outside air which is then introduced to a hot cylinder,” Pelmear wrote in an email to Toledo Free Press. “This allows the air to expand making the engine equal to the Stirling engine effect from 1816.”
In Pelmear’s HP2g engine, an electromagnetic pulse is powered by a 36-volt system unlike other hybrids that use up to 650-volt power levels. The high voltage levels can be unsafe in a crash, he said.
He claims the advantage is that the HP2g offers the efficiency of electric cars without the distance limits or need for recharging. It has the torque of an electric motor with the horsepower of high-performance gas or diesel powered engines, Pelmear said.
With the higher horsepower and torque, the HP2g can power bigger vehicles. It burns E85 fuel only producing less carbon buildup and better emissions output, he said.
A utility patent is issued for the invention of a “new and useful machine, process, manufacture or a new and useful improvement.” The patent permits its owner to exclude others from making, using, or selling the invention for a period of up to 20 years from the date of patent application filing.
Pelmear has said his HP2g V-8 hybrid engine achieved as high as 110 miles per gallon documented in actual road tests and said HP2g LLC is looking forward to re-locating with other potential business opportunities. At this time, the company is on hold due to a wrongful UCC1 lien placed on May 25, 2010. The HP2g LLC UCC1 lien is assigned to automatically terminate on May 25, 2015, he said.
“Ultimately, we are selling into huge global markets. Based on requests for the HP2g Skip-Fire, we anticipate achieving $55,000,000 in annual sales,” Pelmear wrote in an email.
Pelmear received the first patent for the valley girdle, an engine block component, on Aug. 21, 2007. His second patent, for the HP2g electromagnetic pulse power engine, was issued Dec. 31, 2013.
Despite having the patents, Pelmear has been unable to convince investors to invest in his company and its hybrid engine or to sell the technology to any of the automotive manufacturers.
For more information, go to www.HP2g.com.