SOURCE: Scuderi Group

July 09, 2008 08:39 ET

Scuderi Group Continues to Enhance Worldwide Patent Portfolio

The Scuderi Engine's Patent Portfolio Expands to 62 Pending and 35 Issued in More Than 50 Countries

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - The Scuderi Group, developer of what is expected to be the world's most fuel efficient internal combustion engine, has secured patent protection for five more inventions of The Scuderi Air-Hybrid Engine technology. This enhances The Scuderi Group's global patent portfolio to more than 62 pending and 35 issued in more than 50 countries.

(A podcast about the newly patented technologies available at: www.airhybridblog.com.)

The Scuderi Engine is currently in development at an independent laboratory, with the first gasoline prototype on schedule to be completed by the end of this year. The Scuderi Air-Hybrid Engine is expected to post significant gains in fuel efficiency as well as produce up to 80 percent less toxic emissions than all the conventional and hybrid vehicles on the road today.

"As Scuderi Air-Hybrid Engine development and innovation continues, we continue to vigilantly protect our intellectual property worldwide," said Scuderi Group Vice President and patent attorney Stephen Scuderi. "The Scuderi Group's ever-expanding global patent portfolio provides protection for our investors and will enable licensees to establish dominant market positions for the next 15-20 years."

Five core technologies that The Scuderi Group recently patented worldwide:

1. Knock Resistant Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine And Method, which creates
   increased resistance to premature combustion during turbo charging,
   resulting in increased engine efficiency and power density

2. The Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine With Helical Crossover Passage, which
   promotes the proper mixing of fuel and air as it enters the combustion
   chamber

3. The Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine With Early Crossover Compression Valve
   Opening, which expands the lift profile of the crossover valve prior to
   entry into the crossover passage to increase engine performance

4. Spark Plug Location For Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine, which promotes the
   proper combustion of the fuel/air mixture once it has entered the
   combustion chamber. This provides a more complete combustion process,
   resulting in less fuel being wasted and a major reduction in NOx

5. Hydro-Mechanical Valve Actuation System For Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine
   that allows for extremely fast acting, variable valves

In January, The Scuderi Group announced the completion of the first of several independent laboratory studies. The first study showed that a turbo-charged Scuderi Engine is potentially more efficient than other gasoline engines on the market and provides higher torque than most conventional diesel engines in use today. Additionally, the predicted NOx emissions were 50 to 80 percent less than a conventional engine, which will mean an even greater advantage in diesel applications.

Other recent developments include a partnership with Bosch Engineering GmbH, as well as results from the independent lab's valve train test rig, which verified The Scuderi Group's initial computer simulation testing of the engine.

The Scuderi Engine

The Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine is expected to provide significant improvements in the area of power, efficiency, and environmental protection. The results of state-of-the-art modeling and testing indicate:

--  Fuel efficiency 25-50 percent higher than in today's conventional
    engines
--  Nitrous emissions up to 80 percent less than that of today's gasoline
    and diesel engines
--  Improved performance of hybrid engines
--  Considerably more torque and power over conventional engines
--  Minimal increased manufacturing and tooling costs due to use of
    similar or common components
    

About The Scuderi Group

Based in West Springfield, Mass., with offices in Frankfurt, Germany, the Scuderi Group is a research and development company focused on proliferating its technology through licensing. Its revolutionary Scuderi Engine Technology is the most significant improvement in engine performance in decades and can be applied to any internal combustion engine.

For more information call 413-439-0343 or visit on the Web at www.scuderigroup.com. Or participate in the discussion at www.airhybridblog.com.