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ChE 381 Fall 2013 Carnot Cycle Supplementary Materials Carnot Cycle animation link: Carnot Cycle-related patent abstracts. To read an entire patent application, go to and enter the patent #. United States Patent 7,810,325 Bennett October 12, 2010 Self-pressurizing Stirling engine Abstract A solar thermal powered aircraft powered by heat energy from the sun. A heat engine, such as a Stirling engine, is carried by the aircraft body for producing power for a propulsion mechanism, such as a propeller. The heat engine has a thermal battery in thermal contact with it so that heat is supplied from the thermal battery. A solar concentrator, such as reflective parabolic trough, is movably connected to an optically transparent section of the aircraft body for receiving and concentrating solar energy from within the aircraft. Concentrated solar energy is collected by a heat collection and transport conduit, and heat transported to the thermal battery. A solar tracker includes a heliostat for determining optimal alignment with the sun, and a drive motor actuating the solar concentrator into optimal alignment with the sun based on a determination by the heliostat. United States Patent 7,549,289 Herring June 23, 2009 Hybrid engine Abstract A rotary Wankel-Stirling machine operating upon a compressible working fluid, having a rotary
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