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System and method for engine combustion

United States Patent

March 13, 2018
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A combustion system for use with one or more cylinder bores of an internal combustion engine includes at least one cylinder head defining first and second intake ports in fluid communication with the one or more cylinder bores. A flap is adjustably connected to the at least one cylinder head. The flap includes a first flap portion cooperating with the first intake port extending from an arm and a second flap portion cooperating with the second intake port extending from the arm and disposed adjacent the first flap portion. A controller in electrical communication with an actuator monitors the condition of the engine and actuates the flap to position the first and second flap portions between first and second positions to create a first combustion condition and a second combustion condition.
Sczomak; David P. (Troy, MI), Gallon; Robert J. (Northville, MI), Solomon; Arun S. (Rochester Hills, MI)
GM Global Technology Operations LLC (Detroit, MI)
15/ 151,526
May 11, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention described herein was made with government support under DE-EE0006853 of the Lean Miller Cooperative Agreement awarded by the Department of Energy. The federal government may have certain rights in the invention.