Patents by Inventor Arthur L. Gilliam

Arthur L. Gilliam has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20160252033
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method to operate an engine including a first set of cylinders and a second set of cylinders with the help of an engine control module (ECM). The ECM determines a current engine speed, a current engine load, and a current degree of rotation. If the current engine load is below a threshold load that corresponds to the current engine speed, the ECM selects a cylinder cutout strategy. The ECM initiates the cylinder cutout strategy wherein the fuel supply is cutout alternatively between the first set of cylinders and the second set of cylinders at a predetermined degree of rotation. The fuel injection is modified by a predetermined amount to a set of non-cutout cylinders. The ECM deactivates the cylinder cutout strategy when the current engine load exceeds the threshold load that corresponds to the current engine speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Adam D. Dye, Andy Publes, Arthur L. Gilliam, Dustin K. Fee, Kirti C. Tamhane