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Multi-Mode Advanced Combustion Engine with Supervisory Control

United States Patent Application

20160186681
A1
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An engine system uses data associated with at least one operating condition of an engine to set the engine system to an AI mode when the engine is in an SI mode 1) within first operating condition limits, and 2) when a rate of change of a first operating condition is within rate of change limits, maintain the engine system in the SI mode when the engine is outside of first operating condition limits or when the rate of change of the first operating condition is not within rate of change limits, set the engine system to the SI mode when the engine is in the AI mode outside second operating condition limits, and maintain the engine system in the AI mode when the engine is within second operating condition limits, wherein the second operating condition limits are different from the first operating condition limits.
Ravi, Nikhil (Mountain View, CA), Oudart, Joel (Mountain View, CA), Jade, Shyam (Birmingham, MI), Schwanke, Jason (Southfield, MI), Jiang, Li (Ann Arbor, MI)
14/ 984,038
December 30, 2015
[0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-EE0003533 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.