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Christopher E Whitney, Klaus Pochner, Todd R Shupe, Vivek Mehta, Ning Jin, Ronald W Van Diepen, Robert C Simon Jr, Etsuko Muraji Stewart, Jun Lu, Enrico Tropschug, Jorg Bernards, Helmut Oswald: Method to include fast torque actuators in the driver pedal scaling for conventional powertrains. August 28, 2012: US08255139 (27 worldwide citation)

An engine control system comprises a pedal torque determination module, a driver interpretation module, and an actuation module. The pedal torque determination module determines a zero pedal torque based on a desired engine torque at a zero accelerator pedal position and a minimum torque limit for a ...


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Klaus Pochner, Enrico Tropschug, Christopher Whitney: Engine control apparatus and a method for transitioning between an all cylinder operation mode and a deactivated cylinder operation mode of a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine. GM Global Technology Operations, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, September 16, 2014: US08833345 (21 worldwide citation)

Engine control apparatus includes, but is not limited to a determining device for determining whether or not the engine is operated under predetermined deceleration operating conditions or predetermined acceleration operating conditions and for individually deactivating two or more cylinders in a di ...


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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 ...


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Christopher E Whitney, Ning Jin, Todd R Shupe, Weixin Yan, Michael Livshiz, Klaus Pochner: Speed control in a torque-based system. April 13, 2010: US07698049 (12 worldwide citation)

An engine control system includes a power module, an air flow module, a torque estimation module, and an air control module. The power module determines a power-based torque based on a desired engine speed. The air flow module determines an air flow value based on the power-based torque. The torque ...


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Ulrich Patz, Michael Scherer, Willi Neff, Klaus Pochner: Process for cleaning a substrate using a barrier discharge. Leybold, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e V, Felfe & Lynch, December 16, 1997: US05698039 (8 worldwide citation)

A barrier discharge device (4a, 4b, 4c) installed in a vacuum chamber (1) consists essentially of at least two facing electrodes (20, 22); a dielectric (22) situated between the electrodes (20, 22) and in the immediate proximity of one of these electrodes (20); and a power source (26), which is conn ...


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Willi Neff, Klaus Pochner, Franz Josef Trompeter, Jens Kamp: Device and method for treating flowing gases, in particular exhaust gases. Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung e V, Crowell & Moring, October 8, 2002: US06461409 (8 worldwide citation)

A device for the treatment of a flowing gas, such as an exhaust gas, includes at least one pair of smooth electrodes that are arranged opposite each other so that they form between them a discharge space through which a gas flows. For each pair of electrodes, at least one electrode is coated with a ...


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Andrew W Baur, Jeffrey M Kaiser, Michael Livshiz, Christopher E Whitney, Sharon L Storch, Bahram Younessi, Klaus Pochner: Inverse torque model solution and bounding. July 19, 2011: US07980221 (8 worldwide citation)

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 the bounded spark value and a desired torque value, and an inverse torque calculation module that determi ...


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Willi Neff, Klaus Pochner, Gerhard Lepperhoff, Georg L├╝tkemeyer: Process and device for operating an internal combustion engine with less pollutant emission. Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung E V, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, August 7, 2001: US06269631 (5 worldwide citation)

Process and device for operating an internal combustion engine with less pollutant emission, whose exhaust gas is subjected to an electrical aftertreatment during engine operation to convert pollutants, the emissions of which are measured.


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Klaus Pochner, Christopher E Whitney, Gary Robert Cygan Jr: Model predictive control systems and methods for future torque changes. GM Global Technology Operations, July 12, 2016: US09388758 (3 worldwide citation)

A prediction module, based on a set of possible target values for M future times and a model of an engine, determines predicted torques of the engine for the M future times, respectively. M is an integer greater than one. A cost module determines a cost for the set of possible target values based on ...


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Klaus Pochner, Christopher E Whitney: Engine control systems and methods for future torque request increases. GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, March 20, 2018: US09920697 (1 worldwide citation)

An engine control method includes: generating a torque request for an engine based on a driver input; and based on the torque request, controlling: opening of a wastegate of a turbocharger; opening of a throttle valve based on the torque request; and an intake valve phaser and an exhaust valve phase ...