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US20130073185 PREDICTIVE MODELING AND REDUCING CYCLIC VARIABILITY IN AUTOIGNITION ENGINES  
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle engine to reduce cycle-to-cycle combustion variation. A predictive model is applied to predict cycle-to-cycle combustion behaviour of an...
US20130124070 METHOD OF ASSESSING THE FUNCTIONING OF AN EGR COOLER IN AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE  
A method of assessing the functioning of an EGR cooler of an EGR system in an internal combustion engine, wherein the EGR cooler can be selectively operated in a first and a second operating...
US20120316757 COMBUSTION PHASING CONTROL METHODOLOGY IN HCCI COMBUSTION  
Controlling combustion in a spark-ignition direction-injection internal combustion engine includes providing an initial injected fuel mass timing and an initial spark ignition timing. A combustion...
US20120191328 DIRECT INJECTION EVENT-BASED ENGINE STARTING  
A method for starting an internal combustion engine having direct fuel injection, comprising of adjusting a number of direct injections per combustion cycle based on a cylinder event number from a...
US20110066357 INFERRED OIL RESPONSIVENESS USING PRESSURE SENSOR PULSES  
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine include determining oil responsiveness based on pressure variations associated with oil pump pulses in response to a stimulus, and...
US20130054115 INDIRECT HCCI COMBUSTION CONTROL  
A method for controlling combustion in a spark-ignition direct-injection internal combustion engine includes monitoring at least one combustion input parameter, and when the at least one monitored...
US20140303878 REDUCING ENRICHMENT DUE TO MINIMUM PULSE WIDTH CONSTRAINT  
Methods and systems are provided for maintaining stoichiometry of an exhaust gas during operation of a fuel injector at a threshold pulse width. In response to operation of a fuel injector at the...
US20120271533 SPARK-IGNITION ENGINE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SPARK-IGNITION ENGINE  
A method of controlling a spark-ignition engine including an ignition plug for spark-igniting mixture gas inside a cylinder in an engine body, and an effective compression ratio changing module...
US20130024097 COMBUSTION CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE  
In an internal combustion engine (engine) in which premixed combustion and diffusion combustion are carried out in a combustion chamber, the premixed combustion and the diffusion combustion are...
US20130054119 CONTROL SYSTEM FOR COMBUSTION SYSTEM  
A control system for a combustion system is applied to a combustion system which has a fuel injector injecting a fuel directly into a combustion chamber and a water injector injecting water...
US20140032083 VARIABLE VALVE TIMING FOR CYLINDER DEACTIVATION  
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting cylinder valve timings to enable a group of cylinders to operate and combust while another group of cylinders on a second are selectively...
US20110320108 METHOD OF CONTROLLING AUTOMOBILE-MOUNT DIESEL ENGINE AND THE AUTOMOBILE-MOUNT DIESEL ENGINE  
This disclosure provides a method of controlling a diesel engine, which includes executing a premix combustion pattern fuel injection containing one or more injections at a first timing, while...
US20130066538 ADAPTIVE IDLE STROKE COMPENSATION FOR FUEL INJECTION VALVES  
A method is provided for operating an internal combustion engine having an injection system comprising at least one injector indirectly driven by means of an actuator, and a high pressure...
US20150219033 NON-INTRUSIVE EXHAUST GAS SENSOR MONITORING  
A method for monitoring an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises indicating exhaust gas sensor degradation based on shape of a...
US20120215425 METHOD FOR COMPENSATING AN OPERATING IMBALANCE BETWEEN DIFFERENT BANKS OF A TURBOCHARGED ENGINE  
A method for controlling differences in cylinder mixtures for a two cylinder bank engine having a turbocharger is presented. In one example, the description includes a method for adjusting valve...
US20100070159 AIR TO FUEL RATIO CONTROL DEVICE  
An air-fuel ratio control device of an internal combustion engine is provided. The control device includes a learning section, a correction section, and an inhibiting section. When an execution...
US20110276255 METHOD OF MULTIPLE INJECTION TIMING CONTROL  
A method for adjusting fuel injection timing in an internal combustion engine including a cylinder and configured to operate multiple fuel injections in the cylinder per combustion cycle includes...
US20150211432 METHOD FOR OPERATING A DIRECT FUEL INJECTOR  
A method, comprising: operating an engine cylinder with fuel from a first injector and not a second injector and activating the second injector in response to a rail pressure increase of a fuel...
US20140058648 PURGE METHOD OF CANISTER IN FFV, AND PURGE MECHANISM OF CANISTER IN FFV USING THE METHOD  
In an FFV (flexible fuel vehicle) on which an internal-combustion engine using alcohol blended fuel in mounted, the remaining amount of fuel vapor presumed to remain in a canister in accordance...
US20120158273 MULTI-MODE HIGH EFFICIENCY INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE  
An internal combustion engine is operable in an efficiency mode providing a first power output range between zero and a transition power output and in a power mode providing a second power output...
US20110172891 DIRECT INJECTION ALCOHOL ENGINE WITH BOOST AND SPARK CONTROL  
Boosted engine operation and spark timing of an engine may be adjusted with alcohol content of the fuel in a direct injection engine. Further, various adjustments may be performed in numerous...
US20090312937 Method for controlling and diagnosing a vane-type cam phaser having intermediate position pin locking  
An improved control and diagnostic algorithm for coordinating the operation and checking reliability of oil control valves for a vane-type camshaft phaser in an internal combustion engine. A first...
US20090276145 SYNCHRONIZATION DEVICE FOR AN ENGINE  
A synchronization device for an engine is provided that has a first active sensor and a second active sensor. The first active sensor is adapted to determine an angular position of a first shaft...
US20140156174 FUEL DISTRIBUTOR FOR DUAL-INJECTOR ENGINE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING FUEL DISTRIBUTOR  
A dual-injector engine for a dual-injector engine that includes at least two injectors disposed on at least two respective intake ports that communicate with a single combustion chamber. The at...
US20110040475 MISFIRE DETECTION THROUGH COMBUSTION PRESSURE SENSOR  
A method is provided for controlling an internal combustion engine. The method includes, but is not limited to the step of measuring in-cylinder pressure of an expansion phase of a combustion...
US20130006501 Fuel Sulfur Content-Based Operation Control of a Diesel Engine  
Over a diesel engine's lifetime, engine efficiency may be reduced and some of this may be attributable to sulfur deposit accumulation in the engine. A method for controlling operation of a diesel...
US20130035841 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRE-IGNITION CONTROL  
Methods are provided for controlling an engine in response to a pre-ignition event. A pre-ignition threshold and a pre-ignition mitigating action are adjusted based on a rate of change of cylinder...
US20110313641 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRE-IGNITION CONTROL  
Methods are provided for controlling an engine in response to a pre-ignition event. A pre-ignition threshold and a pre-ignition mitigating action are adjusted based on a rate of change of cylinder...
US20100083936 Target wheel position detection systems  
A control module for a vehicle includes a time recording module that stores timestamps that correspond to each of N teeth of a target wheel of the vehicle in memory. N is an integer. A position...
US20120109501 VEHICLE LAUNCH ANTICIPATION  
Turbo lag is a known impediment of a turbocharged, small displacement engine providing the feel of a large displacement engine. A method of spinning up the exhaust turbine during an interval...
US20140379242 AUTONOMOUS OPERATION OF ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES ON A VARIETY OF FUELS AND/OR OTHER VARIABILITIES USING ION CURRENT AND/OR OTHER COMBUSTION SENSORS  
A system and method to enable electronically controlled internal combustion engines to self-adjust parameters and operate properly on different fuels that have wide ranges of physical and chemical...
US20110153175 DRIVER-BASED CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD TO IMPROVE FUEL ECONOMY  
The technology described herein provides an active driver control system. Additionally, in various example embodiments, this technology provides methods for optimizing fuel economy (or energy...
US20090222196 2-STEP OIL CONTROL VALVE FAILURE DIAGNOSTIC  
A method may include commanding operation of an engine in a first lift mode. The engine may include a valve lifter system that selectively operates a valve member in the first lift mode and a...
US20120016572 METHOD FOR PERFORMING A NUMBER OF INJECTIONS  
In a method for carrying out a number of injections for at least one cylinder of an internal combustion engine, a reference point in time for a control application onset of an injection is...
US20110270511 METHOD ENGINE STARTING  
An engine starting method is disclosed. In one example, engine operation is adjusted to reduce catalyst light off time. Exhaust temperatures may be increased until a threshold engine temperature...
US20140058647 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OIL DILUTION CONTROL  
Methods and systems are provided for operating an engine in a hybrid vehicle in response to fuel and water dilution of engine lubricating oil. An engine oil dilution counter may be adjusted based...
US20110288749 COMBUSTION CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
A combustion control system for a direct injection engine includes a mean effective pressure (MEP) determination module, a coefficient of variation (COV) determination module, a spark timing...
US20130144513 Internal Combustion Engine And Method For Controlling The Operation Of The Internal Combustion Engine  
Internal combustion engine and method for controlling the operation of an internal combustion engine, wherein the method comprises: determining an operating load of the internal combustion engine,...
US20120330537 FUEL INJECTION CONTROLLER AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE  
An ECU of a fuel injection controller acquires information on a load of an internal combustion engine including a fuel injection valve. Based on the load information, a switch is made between...
US20090118972 INVERSE TORQUE MODEL SOLUTION AND BOUNDING  
An engine control system includes a spark bound module that determines a bounded spark value based on a desired spark value, a torque bound module that determines a bounded torque value based on...
US20080071441 Abnormality Detecting Device of Vehicle  
An ECU executes a program including the steps of detecting an engine speed, determining whether the engine speed is at least a threshold value or not, detecting a VVT advance angle calculation...
US20130006503 Method for Starting an Engine Automatically  
A method for improving starting of an engine that may be automatically started is provided. In one example, spark timing of an automatically started engine is in advance of spark timing for an...
US20130006498 Fuel Injection During Negative Valve Overlap for Stoichiometric Diesel Operations  
A method of stoichiometrically operating a diesel-fueled internal combustion engine. During a main (conventional) fuel injection event, fuel is injected into the cylinders. The air-fuel ratio...
US20140358405 INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE OPERATING ON DIFFERENT REACTIVITY FUELS  
A premixed charge of air and a low reactivity fuel is created in a combustion chamber space by the time at which a piston comes substantially to top dead center at which time a high reactivity...
US20090055085 VARIABLE VALVE TIMING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF  
At the time of reference position learning, an operation amount of an actuator is set such that intake valve phase changes to a position of most retarded angle in a region where the amount of...
US20100256892 BLOCK HEATER USAGE DETECTION AND COOLANT TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT  
A control system for an engine includes a block heater determination module, an adjustment module, and an engine control module. The block heater determination module generates a block heater...
US20110077843 METHOD FOR THE INJECTOR-INDIVIDUAL ADAPTION OF THE INJECTION TIME OF MOTOR VEHICLES  
A method for the injector-individual adaption of the injection time of motor vehicles is based on linking the IIC method and the MFMA method. Before starting to drive, the IIC method is carried...
US20120197512 FUEL INJECTION CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE  
A fuel injection control apparatus includes a first injection timing setting device, a target second injection timing setting device, a reference injection timing calculator, and a second...
US20090287397 PARALLEL SEQUENTIAL TURBOCHARGER ARCHITECTURE USING ENGINE CYLINDER VARIABLE VALVE LIFT SYSTEM  
An exemplary controller includes one or more processors, memory and control logic to individually control at least one of two exhaust valves of a cylinder of an internal combustion engine to...
US20090031973 Engine equipped with adjustable valve timing mechanism  
An engine equipped with an adjustable valve timing mechanism includes: an inlet valve opening term varying mechanism, which is included in the adjustable valve timing mechanism, varying an opening...

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