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hyper efficient piston
The one stroke engine was developed in 2001-4, WIPO patented 2003 and presented at Engine Expo 2005 as the compact linked piston or CLP.
The CLP 1 stroke achieves six goals most theorists aspire for the ICE.
The best application for the CLP will be as an on the fly generator in an EV Hybrid, where the higher efficiency is valued and where the weaker crankshaft is not exposed to spike loads.
CLP stands for the ”Compact Linked Piston”. No more compact than inline engines, but extremely compact versus previous linked pistons.
It uses linked pistons and is best arranged as an L4 (linked four cylinders). The CLP is one of many ”alternative” engine ideas, however this one uses conventional and known engine philosophies and relationships, only the head piston legs are unrecognisable.
Notes on the CLP: