The Diesel Magnum idea and concept begins with inventor Jeffrey R. Bach
Applications for funding filed and research and development begins and continues through the end of the year.
Research and development continues with customers supplying vehicles for testing. Many different approaches are prototyped and tested through the year.
After years of design work and testing, a professional Electronics design company is engaged and contracted to develop the first prototype of the eventual Diesel Magnum production units.
The patent process of the Diesel Magnum, Jeffrey R. Bach’s invention begins by engaging a Chicago Law firm to handle the filings.
February 2005: Patent Attorneys complete patent search and recommend filing for a US patent.
Patent officially filed for.
Extensive testing of Diesel Magnum prototype units begins and continues through the end of the year on live engine platforms.
US patent office NOTICE of ALLOWANCE received.
First production run of the Diesel Magnum is started with an order for PCB assemblies.
Heavy Duty enclosure design is finalized and approved for production.
First US Patent for the Diesel Magnum is issued.
Improvements added to diesel magnum including “startup delay”.
By the end of the year the Diesel Magnum is successfully marketed and sold in three countries showing fuel cost savings as high as 30%.
A new version of the Diesel Magnum is introduced dubbed “the mini”. This design change was for smaller vehicles where under hood space was at a premium. The Heavy Duty enclosed version called “the round thing”, “the tub” or “the pod” remained in production as well.
Jeffrey Bach determines a new approach is needed to the already successful product and begins inventing and designing yet another unique product.
A top Florida Patent law Firm is engaged to handle Mr. Bach’s latest invention for the technology.
A provisional patent is filed with the US Patent office entitled “Super cooled air Induction System for Internal Combustion Engines.
The Diesel Magnum remains one of the top selling products of its kind, exceeding a thousand units sold with a distribution presence in over ten different countries.
Research and development begins on the new technology commonly referred to as Diesel Magnum Tech II.
Independent study performed at the University of Madrid, Spain revealing substantial reductions in particulate and NOx emissions while also reducing fuel consumption with the first generation Diesel Magnum.
S.A.E. J1321 fuel consumption testing was conducted to determine the benefit of “propane fumigation”. Testing was sponsored by Ford Motor Company and conducted by Georgia Tech revealing a 16.25% fuel cost savings on the truck equipped with the Diesel Magnum First Generation.
After extensive engineering, testing and design work the Utility Patent is filed for with the US Patent office for Tech II.
Generation 3 of the Diesel Magnum called “the E Series” is designed and produced. This version provided an ease of installation and was more economically priced.
Updates are deemed necessary to the product including control of the alternative fuel on “deceleration”. The fourth generation of the product is designed and manufactured, referred to as “E series Tech 1.5”.
A new Design company is engaged to begin development of the fifth generation of the Diesel Magnum, referred to as “Tech II”.
June 2010: First production run of the new PCB for the Diesel Magnum Tech II is initiated. All hardware design is completed.
Second Patent issued by US Patent office for Mr. Bach’s invention commonly referred to as “Tech II”. International patents filed for and issued by many other countries as well including Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Europe!
The Diesel Magnum Tech 1.5 remains the top selling and best performing technology of its kind. Behind the scenes work continues on the fifth generation Tech II project. Dynamometer testing begins and moves at a rapid pace.
June 2011 Tech II prototypes are tested and verified.
September 2011 Tech II production units are successfully tested on live vehicles.
The completed, tested and proven Diesel magnum Tech II is officially marketed globally on the American Diesel Systems web site.