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Jeffrey Allen Doering, John Eric Rollinger, De Shiou Chen, Julia Helen Buckland, Suzanne Kay Wait, Matthew John Gerhart, Peter Douglas Kuechler: Methods and systems for turbocharger control. Ford Global Technologies, Julia Voutyras, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle, August 14, 2012: US08241177 (7 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle engine, the engine including a turbocharger and a transmission. One example method comprises, operating the transmission at a first lower gear with a first boost level, increasing the boost from the first boost level before completing a shif ...


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Jeffrey Allen Doering, John Eric Rollinger, De Shiou Chen, Julia Helen Buckland, Suzanne Kay Wait, Matthew John Gerhart, Peter Douglas Kuechler: Methods and systems for turbocharger control. Ford Global Technologies, Julia Voutyras, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle, May 14, 2013: US08439796 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle engine, the engine including a turbocharger and a transmission. One example method comprises, operating the transmission at a first lower gear with a first boost level, increasing the boost from the first boost level before completing a shif ...


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Dennis Craig Reed, Joshua Nicholas Dewalt, Mary Catherine Farmer, Terry Gene Feldpausch, Peter Douglas Kuechler: System and method for controlling backlash in a vehicle powertrain. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley, Brooks Kushman P C, September 18, 2018: US10077042

A system and method for controlling backlash in a vehicle powertrain includes the step of controlling a torque request of the powertrain with a first control strategy after an occurrence of a backlash predictor and before an occurrence of a backlash. Another step may be employed whereby the torque r ...


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Dennis Craig Reed, Joshua Nicholas Dewalt, Mary Catherine Farmer, Terry Gene Feldpausch, Dimitar Petrov Filev, Peter Douglas Kuechler: Adaptive control of backlash in a vehicle powertrain. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley, Brooks Kushman P C, October 23, 2018: US10106145

A system and method for controlling backlash in a vehicle powertrain includes the step of controlling a torque request of the powertrain with a first control strategy after an occurrence of a backlash predictor and prior to an occurrence of backlash. The first control strategy is modified when backl ...


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Peter Mitchell Lyon, Andrew Clement Dame, Peter Douglas Kuechler, Alan Robert Dona: Methods and systems for a stop/start engine. Ford Global Technologies, David Kelley, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle, June 9, 2015: US09050967

Systems and methods for improving operation of a vehicle are presented. In one example, automatic engine stopping is inhibited in response to a driver communicating a desire to not automatically stop an engine. The driver communicates intentions to allow or inhibit automatic engine stopping via a br ...


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Peter Douglas Kuechler, Dev Saberwal, Kevan Bates, Trevor Losch, Justin Lesniak, Michael M S Simon: Methods and systems for improving boost response. Ford Global Technologies, Julia Voutyras, McCoy Russell, July 25, 2017: US09714620

Methods and systems are provided for improving boost response in a turbocharged engine. In one example, a method may include in response to a tip-out following a tip-in, when an exhaust catalyst temperature is within a threshold range, deactivating fuel injectors to the engine and increasing air flo ...


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Nicholas Dashwood Crisp, Mike Rowland, Peter Douglas Kuechler: Variable discharge compressor control. Ford Global Technologies, Greg Brown, McCoy Russell, March 27, 2018: US09926936

Embodiments are disclosed that relate to controlling a compressor. In one example, method of controlling a compressor comprises regulating a discharge capacity of the compressor via a control current supplied to a control device, holding the control current supplied to the control device at substant ...


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Allen Dennis Dobryden, John Milton Lapetz, Peter Douglas Kuechler: Control system and method for a bi-fuel engine. Ford Global Technologies, January 23, 2003: US20030015178-A1

A control system 14 for a bi-fuel engine 12 is provided. The control system 14 includes a powertrain controller 52 and a bi-fuel controller 54. The controller 52 has a set of fuel injector drivers 92. The controller 50 has a set of gasoline fuel injector drivers 104 and a set of alternate fuel (AF) ...