Anil, started work on the engine as early as 1997 and in 2005 he submitted the application, full with sketches and drawings, to the Indian Patent Office. In May this year, the formalities pertaining to the request were completed and Anil was granted a patent for his work.
Anil wants to perfect the engine and partner a leading automobile manufacturer to market his invention.
As he sought a patent for his invention, he was asked to prove how his four-valve (all independent) engine differed from two similar engines already patented in Japan and the US. Anil says his engine uses air purification six-stroke technology.
He calls it ‘air intake-exhaust’ technology and that he was able to prove this point. The engine, he claims, can be used to power bikes, cars and generators. “Anything that runs on petrol” is how he puts it. “It is a new technology for internal combustion engines (ICE).”
Anil set up the facilities for testing the engine at a private engineering college here and realized it “is 23 per cent more fuel efficient compared to a standard four-stroke engine”. His R&D work is being funded by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research under the Technopark’s ‘Technopreneur Promotion Programme (TePP).
The engine has already undergone a preliminary round of full-throttle tests at the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Pune. Anil’s immediate goal is to design and develop devices for the multi-cycle running of the engine and tweak it a bit to rev up its versatility. “I need to perfect it before approaching some companies to produce it on the commercial scale,” he says.