07503312 is referenced by 81 patents and cites 14 patents.

A method of operating an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders including at least a first cylinder and a second cylinder, the method comprising firing the first cylinder and the second cylinder in an alternating sequence; during a first mode, adjusting an operating parameter of the engine to produce a first difference between an amount of torque produced by the firing of the first cylinder and an amount of torque produced by the firing of the second cylinder; during a second mode, adjusting the operating parameter of the engine to produce a second difference between an amount of torque produced by the firing of the first cylinder and an amount of torque produced by the firing of the second cylinder; and performing the first mode at a higher engine speed than the second mode; wherein the first difference is greater than the second difference.

Title
Differential torque operation for internal combustion engine
Application Number
11/744994
Publication Number
7503312 (B2)
Application Date
May 7, 2007
Publication Date
March 17, 2009
Inventor
Christopher House
Belleville
MI, US
Wan Joe Chen
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Al Henry Berger
Brownstown
MI, US
Gopichandra Surnilla
West Bloomfield
MI, US
Agent
Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle
Allan J Lippa
Assignee
Ford Global Technologies
MI, US
IPC
F02D 41/00
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