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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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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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Anthony E Cubr, Craig M Sawdon, Wajdi B Hamama, Karl T Kiebel, Robert J Horner, Marilyn L Kindermann, Jian Lin, Trenton W Haines, Eric Ferch, Hamid M Esfahan, James T Kurnik, Weixin Yan: Knock system with detection zones. GM Global Technology Operations, May 5, 2009: US07526943 (10 worldwide citation)

A knock detection module for an engine comprises a statistics storage module and a processing module. The statistics storage module stores M times N vibration profiles corresponding to M zones of operation of the engine and N cylinders of the engine, wherein M and N are integers greater than one. Th ...


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Christopher E Whitney, Richard B Jess, Jeffrey M Kaiser, Weixin Yan, Michael Livshiz, Robert C Simon Jr, Leonard G Wozniak: Full range torque reduction. October 26, 2010: US07822528 (2 worldwide citation)

An engine control system comprises a torque request module, an immediate torque control module, an actuation module, and an expected torque control module. The torque request module generates an expected torque request and an immediate torque request. The immediate torque control module controls a s ...


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Kevin T Sharples, Mark H Costin, Timothy J Hartrey, Christopher E Whitney, Bahram Younessi, Weixin Yan, Jeffrey M Kaiser, Richard B Jess, Joseph M Stempnik, John A Jacobs, Jinchun Peng, Leonard G Wozniak, Vivek Mehta, Bruce A Rogers: Securing throttle area in a coordinated torque control system. May 22, 2012: US08181627 (1 worldwide citation)

An engine system includes a throttle actuator module and a torque control module. The throttle actuator module controls a throttle actuator based on a desired throttle area. The torque control module determines an actuator torque. The torque control module determines a rate limited torque, a maximum ...


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Christopher E Whitney, Richard B Jess, Jeffrey M Kaiser, Weixin Yan, Michael Livshiz, Robert C Simon, Leonard G Wozniak: Full range torque reduction. Gm Global Technology Operations, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 2, 2008: US20080243355-A1

An engine control system comprises a torque request module, an immediate torque control module, an actuation module, and an expected torque control module. The torque request module generates an expected torque request and an immediate torque request. The immediate torque control module controls a s ...


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Anthony E Cubr, Craig M Sawdon, Wajdi B Hamama, Karl T Kiebel, Robert J Horner, Marilyn L Kindermann, Jian Lin, Trenton W Haines, Eric Ferch, Hamid M Esfahan, James T Kurnik, Weixin Yan: Knock system with detection zones. General Motors Corporation, Legal Staff, September 25, 2008: US20080229806-A1

A knock detection module for an engine comprises a statistics storage module and a processing module. The statistics storage module stores M times N vibration profiles corresponding to M zones of operation of the engine and N cylinders of the engine, wherein M and N are integers greater than one. Th ...


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Kevin T Sharples, Mark H Costin, Timothy J Hartrey, Christopher E Whitney, Bahram Younessi, Weixin Yan, Jeffrey M Kaiser, Richard B Jess, Joseph M Stempnik, John A Jacobs, Jinchun Peng, Leonard G Wozniak, Vivek Mehta, Bruce A Rogers: Securing throttle area in a coordinated torque control system. Gm Global Technology Operations, Harness Dickey & Pierce, March 25, 2010: US20100075803-A1

An engine system includes a throttle actuator module and a torque control module. The throttle actuator module controls a throttle actuator based on a desired throttle area. The torque control module determines an actuator torque. The torque control module determines a rate limited torque, a maximum ...


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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. Gm Global Technology Operations, Harness Dickey & Pierce, July 9, 2009: US20090173314-A1

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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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, March 15, 2012: US20120065864-A1

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 ...