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Title: Cylinder To Cylinder Balancing Using Intake Valve Actuation

Abstract

A method and apparatus for balancing a combustion phasing between a plurality of cylinders located in an engine. The method and apparatus includes a determining a combustion timing in each cylinder, establishing a baseline parameter for a desired combustion timing, and varying actuation of at least one of a plurality of intake valves, each intake valve being in fluid communication with a corresponding cylinder, such that the combustion timing in each cylinder is substantially equal to the desired combustion timing.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. East Peoria, IL
  2. Morton, IL
  3. Peoria, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Caterpillar Inc., Deerfield, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
880312
Patent Number(s):
6843231
Application Number:
10/742544
Assignee:
Caterpillar Inc (Peoria, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02B - INTERNAL-COMBUSTION PISTON ENGINES
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02D - CONTROLLING COMBUSTION ENGINES
DOE Contract Number:  
FC05-00OR22806
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Duffy, Kevin P, Kieser, Andrew J, and Kilkenny, Jonathan P. Cylinder To Cylinder Balancing Using Intake Valve Actuation. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Duffy, Kevin P, Kieser, Andrew J, & Kilkenny, Jonathan P. Cylinder To Cylinder Balancing Using Intake Valve Actuation. United States.
Duffy, Kevin P, Kieser, Andrew J, and Kilkenny, Jonathan P. Tue . "Cylinder To Cylinder Balancing Using Intake Valve Actuation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/880312.
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year = {2005},
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