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Internal combustion engine and method for control

United States Patent

May 21, 2013
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In one exemplary embodiment of the invention an internal combustion engine includes a piston disposed in a cylinder, a valve configured to control flow of air into the cylinder and an actuator coupled to the valve to control a position of the valve. The internal combustion engine also includes a controller coupled to the actuator, wherein the controller is configured to close the valve when an uncontrolled condition for the internal engine is determined.
Brennan; Daniel G. (Brighton, MI)
GM Global Technology Operations LLC (Detroit, MI)
13/ 267,484
October 6, 2011
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT This invention was made with Government support under Agreement No. DE-FC26-05NT42415, awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.