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7424361 Driving force controller for a vehicle  
The driving force control unit for vehicle comprises a driving condition detecting unit for detecting the vehicle driving condition, a selector for selecting one of driving modes by manipulation,...
7421343 Systems and methods for reducing vibration-induced errors in inertial sensors  
Systems and methods for reducing vibration-induced bias errors in inertial sensors are disclosed. A system for reducing bias errors in an inertial sensor operating within an environment may include...
7395147 Torque control of turbocharged engine  
An engine system includes an engine having an intake manifold and a turbocharger that supplies compressed air to the intake manifold. An engine control module calculates a desired pre-throttle...
7395143 Transmission system with a continuously variable transmission ratio  
The system (CVT) includes a first electrical machine (M1) with a first rotor (R1) provided with a multiphase winding (W1) and fixed firmly to the shaft (1) of the internal combustion engine (ICE)...
7392116 Method for operating a chassis regulating system and a device to carry out the method  
A method for operating a chassis regulating system of a vehicle, in which a control quantity is generated for an actuator, includes providing a first signal, which is representative of the...
7383117 Method for optimizing a valve-lift changeover on spark-ignition engines  
This invention describes a method for optimizing a valve-lift changeover on spark-ignition engines with lambda control. On the basis of the evaluation of an acceleration characteristic and a lambda...
7377260 Method and device for controlling an internal combustion engine  
An internal combustion engine has a plurality of cylinders having combustion chambers and each being associated with a spark plug designed for igniting a mixture of air and fuel in the combustion...
7376505 Method and device for operating an internal combustion engine  
A method and a device for operating an internal combustion engine, in particular a motor vehicle having a plurality of cylinder banks are described, making it possible to eliminate fluctuations in...
7373922 Intake air amount control apparatus and intake air amount control method of internal combustion engine  
An apparatus and method for controlling the intake air amount in an internal combustion engine provided with a throttle valve and an intake air amount changing means linked with the same, the...
7373239 Engine control device of work vehicle  
An engine control apparatus for a work vehicle having a cooling fan or an auxiliary device driven by an engine. The engine control apparatus is capable of operating the work vehicle with the...
7353803 Misfire detection apparatus for internal combustion engine based on piston speed  
The present invention generally includes a method of detecting a misfire in an internal combustion engine. The method includes detecting a first engine speed at a first crankshaft position that...
7353105 Engine control device for construction machinery  
There is provided construction machinery for switchably controlling rotational speed between a normal and an energy saving mode. Change in workload is detected by means except for change in...
7353104 Signal output unit and electronic control unit  
A timer module in an ECU has an angle counter and a timer counter. A value counted by the angle counter indicates a crank angle of a crankshaft. Under the control of the termination to output an...
7346445 Method for operating an internal combustion engine having torque monitoring  
A method for operating an internal combustion engine, including the following steps: forming a value for a maximum admissible torque, forming a dimension figure for the actual torque and comparing...
7333012 Vehicle monitoring and control using radio frequency identification  
An embodiment of the present invention includes a technique to monitor a vehicle. A radio frequency (RF) identification (RFID) tag is installed in a vehicle to transmit vehicle information to a...
7317983 Fuel injection controlling apparatus for internal combustion engine  
A sensor signal from a speed sensor is inputted into an ECU. The ECU calculates a rotation speed of a crankshaft in a predetermined period based on the sensor signal. The rotation speed is filtered...
7315779 Vehicle speed limiter  
A vehicle has a straddle seat, a handlebar, an engine, an electronic control unit (ECU), a throttle valve, a throttle valve actuator, and a throttle operator. A throttle operator position sensor...
7306542 Electronic throttle control (ETC) drag torque request security  
A throttle control method includes generating a throttle request based on a drag torque request and setting a throttle command equal to the throttle request when the throttle request is less than a...
7305300 Closed pedal deceleration control  
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine in a vehicle include controlling the engine to achieve a desired vehicle speed/deceleration when the accelerator pedal is released....
7295915 Method for compensating for accessory loading  
An internal combustion engine includes an advanced vehicle system controller (VSC) that calculates a total power demand to meet a driver wheel power demand plus any accessory loads and...
7295914 Internal combustion engine with speed recovery power boost  
A method of operating an internal combustion engine, includes the steps of: detecting an operating speed reduction of the internal combustion engine; determining if the operating speed reduction is...
7292931 Model-based inlet air dynamics state characterization  
An inlet air dynamics (IAD) characterization control system for an internal combustion engine includes a first module that estimates a future firing event manifold absolute pressure (MAP) and a...
7292932 System and method for controlling speed of an engine  
A system and method for controlling the speed of an engine includes determining a desired engine power output and engine speed, and determining whether the desired engine speed is within one of a...
7289901 Vehicle-mounted power generator set  
A vehicle-mounted power generator set including: an AC generator driven by an engine of a vehicle; an electric power conversion portion that converts an output of the AC generator into an AC output...
7280907 Method of enhancing accelerator pedal safety interlock feature  
A method for an accelerator pedal safety in a vehicle with an internal combustion engine having an Electronic Control Unit, (ECU), said method comprising: starting the engine; determining whether...
7273124 Prime mover control device of construction machine  
A prime mover control device of a construction machine according to the present invention includes a hydraulic pump (11) driven by a prime mover (40), a hydraulic traveling motor (5) driven with...
7263429 Cruise idle speed control to enhance low speed and light throttle drivability  
An engine control system that regulates operating of an engine of a motor vehicle includes a first module that determines whether a throttle of the motor vehicle is closed and a second module that...
7260471 Drive force control apparatus of riding vehicle, its control method and riding type vehicle  
An engine (drive force) control apparatus for a motorcycle that prevents a change in vehicle behavior by noise or the like. A control CPU electronically controls injection and ignition of fuel and...
7243010 Control apparatus for variable-cylinder engine, and control apparatus for automotive vehicle including variable-cylinder engine  
Providing a control apparatus for a variable-cylinder engine or a vehicle control apparatus, which permits a further improvement in the fuel economy of the vehicle Decompression-state setting means...
7243018 Method of identifying noncompliant fuel in an automotive vehicle  
The present invention provides a method of identifying noncompliant fuel of a vehicle and improving drivability. The method comprises: (a) confirming a present coolant temperature after the vehicle...
7236871 Acceleration limiting for a vehicle  
A method and apparatus to control acceleration of a vehicle equipped with an electrically variable transmission and including a regenerative braking system, each are operably connected to a vehicle...
7236873 System and method of controlling a hybrid electric vehicle  
A system and method of controlling engine torque in a hybrid electric vehicle. The method includes comparing an engine speed command to a maximum engine speed command, comparing an engine speed...
7206690 Vehicle control apparatus  
An engine ECU executes a program including a request drive force converted into an engine torque falls out of a saturation region, a step of calculating the target opening degree of a throttle, the...
7203591 Method for controlling an internal combustion engine  
A method for controlling an internal combustion engine in which each cylinder of the internal combustion engine is assigned at least one system deviation and at least one controller, each...
7191041 Method for diagnosing as to signal plausibility with a speed sensor of a motor vehicle  
A method is for making a diagnosis as to signal plausibility in a speed sensor of a motor vehicle. In the method, the speed sensor outputs a pulse sequence to an evaluation circuit in dependence...
7188021 Angular position sensor-based engine controller system  
An engine controller system employs angular position sensors which are operable to very accurately determine the position of rotating engine members. Information about the angular position of the...
7181337 Travel assist system  
A travel assist system searches a nearest service station based on navigation information and predicts a quantity of aqueous urea solution consumed until the service station is reached. If a...
7171299 Driveline clunk management system  
A system for reducing clunk in a driveline of a vehicle having an engine comprises a torque-based module that generates a torque request, a filter that receives the torque request from the...
7149621 Control device for engine driven vehicle incorporating generator  
A control device for controlling an engine driven vehicle that drives a generator by an engine to supply power to an external load when the vehicle is stopped, including: rotational speed limiting...
7149618 Cost structure method including fuel economy and engine emission considerations  
A powertrain control selects engine operating points in accordance with power loss minimization controls. Power loss contributions come from a variety of sources including engine power losses....
7142971 System and method for automatically controlling a path of travel of a vehicle  
The method and system for automatically controlling a path of travel of a vehicle include engaging an automatic control system when the security of the onboard controls is jeopardized. Engagement...
7136740 Machine tool control apparatus  
The invention aims to reduce an error occurring due to the mounting condition of an acceleration sensor. In the case of a two-axis sensor, an angle θ is calculated from outputs (x′, y′) that the ...
7136739 Engine control device  
An engine control device for detecting misfire of an engine. Based on a detected crank angle of the engine, an angular velocity at a first crank angle at which the engine speed is close to a...
7133761 Method and apparatus for controlling an internal combustion engine using accelerometers  
A method for processing an accelerometer data set generated from an operating internal combustion engine is disclosed. The processed accelerometer data is cepstrally filtered and a heat release...
7133762 Control device for engine driven vehicle incorporating generator  
An engine driven vehicle having a function of supplying power to an external load from a generator driven by an engine that is operated in a power generation mode while the vehicle is stopped,...
7130737 Method of controlling a drive unit of a motor vehicle  
A method for controlling a drive unit of a vehicle which allows a comfortable compensation of the torque requirement of ancillary components. In this method, torque losses are compensated in a...
7130736 Engine speed stabilization using fuel rate control  
Idle speed stability is imparted to a compression ignition engine by processing data values for actual engine speed and desired engine speed to yield a data value for engine speed error; processing...
7127346 Dynamic engine pumping work estimation algorithm  
An engine control system that regulates operation of an engine includes an intake valve that regulates air intake into a cylinder of the engine and an exhaust valve that regulates exhaust from the...
7107141 Method for obtaining axle-torque drivability with engine torque-based system  
A control system that controls operation of an engine to achieve a desired vehicle drive characteristic includes a pedal sensor that generates a pedal device position signal and an adjusted pedal...
7101312 Vehicular power take-off control  
A vehicular powertrain includes a throttle controlled engine and a power take-off system for driving external loads. A power take-off control executed in a first processor seeks to have engine...