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Michael Livshiz, Douglas J Babcock, Jeffrey M Kaiser, Christopher E Whitney, Per Andersson, Magnus Johansson: Engine torque control with desired state estimation. Harness Dickey & Pierce, November 10, 2009: US07614384 (58 worldwide citation)

An engine control system comprises a predicted airflow module, a first actuator determination module, a first desired air module, and an actuator position module. The predicted airflow module determines a predicted engine airflow based on a desired torque. The first actuator determination module det ...


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Michael Livshiz, Scott J Chynoweth, Jeffrey M Kaiser, Richard H Clutz, Donovan L Dibble, Bahram Younessi: Coordinated engine torque control. General Motors Corporation, Christopher DeVries, April 4, 2006: US07021282 (47 worldwide citation)

A torque control system for regulating operation of an engine includes a throttle that regulates air flow into the engine and a device that regulates a torque output of the engine. A first module determines a throttle area based on a desired manifold absolute pressure (MAP) and a desired manifold ai ...


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Michael Livshiz, Jeffrey M Kaiser, Bahram Younessi, Richard B Jess, Richard H Clutz: Engine torque control at high pressure ratio. GM Global Technology Operations, October 7, 2008: US07433775 (38 worldwide citation)

A method of controlling a torque output of an internal combustion engine includes determining a pressure ratio, determining a reference torque based on the pressure ratio and a torque request, calculating a desired throttle area based on the reference torque and regulating operation of the engine ba ...


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Michael Livshiz, Jeffrey M Kaiser, Christopher R Graham, Christopher E Whitney, Robert Francis Semrau, Brian D Francis: Multi-pulse spark ignition direct injection torque based system. February 8, 2011: US07885756 (32 worldwide citation)

A control system is provided and includes a catalyst module that generates a multi-mode enable signal based on a catalyst light off enable signal. A transition control module controls transitions between a single pulse mode and multi-pulse mode based on the multi-mode enable signal. The transition c ...


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Christopher E Whitney, Andrew W Baur, Alfred E Spitza Jr, Zhong Li, Jeffrey M Kaiser: Increased fuel economy mode control systems and methods. June 25, 2013: US08473179 (32 worldwide citation)

An engine control system includes a desired manifold absolute pressure (MAP) module, a MAP to torque module, a threshold determination module, and a fuel economy (FE) mode module. The desired MAP module determines a desired MAP for operation of an engine in one of a cylinder deactivation mode and a ...


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Michael Livshiz, Jeffrey M Kaiser, Timothy M Karnjate: Coordinated torque control security systems and methods. February 10, 2015: US08954257 (30 worldwide citation)

A control system for an engine includes a selecting module, a target air per cylinder (APC) module, and a phaser scheduling module. The selecting module: selects one of (a) target intake and exhaust cam phaser angles and (b) measured intake and exhaust cam phaser angles; and sets selected intake and ...


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Michael Livshiz, Jeffrey M Kaiser, Timothy M Karnjate, Christopher E Whitney, Timothy J Hartrey, Gregory J York: Coordinated engine torque control. GM Global Technology Operations, November 3, 2015: US09175628 (29 worldwide citation)

A control system for an engine includes a target air per cylinder (APC) module, a target area module, and a phaser scheduling module. The target APC module determines a target APC based on a target spark timing, a target intake cam phaser angle, and a target exhaust cam phaser angle. The target area ...


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Christopher E Whitney, William R Cawthorne, Anthony H Heap, Jeffrey M Kaiser, Dennis A Light, Jon C Wasberg, Weixin Yan: Method for controlling internal combustion engines in hybrid powertrains. GM Global Technology Operations, Quinn Law Group PLLC, July 9, 2013: US08483935 (29 worldwide citation)

A method for selectively creating vacuum in a hybrid powertrain controlled by a hybrid control processor and having an engine controlled by an engine control module includes requesting a pressure differential between a first intake point and a second intake point, wherein the first intake point and ...


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Michael Livshiz, Jeffrey M Kaiser, Layne K Wiggins, John A Jacobs, Richard B Jess, James L Worthing: Torque based air per cylinder and volumetric efficiency determination. GM Global Technology Operations, October 21, 2008: US07440838 (26 worldwide citation)

A method of regulating operation of an internal combustion engine includes monitoring a manifold absolute pressure (MAP) of the engine, determining an engine torque based on the MAP, estimating an air per cylinder (APC) based on the torque, determining a volumetric efficiency of the engine based on ...


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Jaehak Jung, Louis A Avallone, Christopher E Whitney, Leonard G Wozniak, Klaus Pochner, Jeffrey M Kaiser: Power enrichment scheduling for coordinated torque control system. April 13, 2010: US07698048 (16 worldwide citation)

A control system for an engine of a vehicle includes a requested torque module that determines a first requested torque based on an accelerator pedal position and a current engine torque output capacity. An accelerator effective position module determines an accelerator effective position based on a ...