Patents by Inventor Axel O. zur Loye

Axel O. zur Loye 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: 20200271066
    Abstract: A method and system of power generating is provided to reduce a startup time of a genset for providing requested power to a utility grid or a load. The genset includes a generator, a turbocharger, and an energy storage. The generator includes an engine. The genset responds to a genset start signal by accelerating an engine speed of the generator to reach a synchronous speed. The engine speed is accelerated more rapidly by activating the energy storage device to supply power to at least one of the generator and the turbocharger. The generator then supplies power to the utility grid or load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Axel O. zur Loye, Mark A. Bargent, Andrew G. Kitchen, Robin J. Bremmer, Philipe F. Saad, Milan K. Visaria, Timothy P. Lutz
  • Patent number: 10273861
    Abstract: An exhaust aftertreatment system for treating exhaust flow from an internal combustion engine, and associated method, allows for independent control of exhaust flow through plural exhaust legs of the exhaust aftertreatment system. The independent control of exhaust flow is carried out by adjusting a valve positioned in each the exhaust legs based on a value of a signal generated by a flow measurement device positioned along at least one of the exhaust legs. The valves can be adjusted to force a target flow in a exhaust leg, relative flow among exhaust legs, exhaust temperature in an exhaust leg, exhaust backpressure and/or imbalance within the exhaust legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Cummins Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin L. Norris, Richard J. Ancimer, Axel O. zur Loye, Randy W. Nelson, Gary Charles Salemme, Ousmane Gueye, John Franklin Wright
  • Patent number: 10161325
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for managing combustion in an internal combustion engine that includes an operating condition module configured to determine an operating load of an internal combustion engine. The internal combustion engine can includes multiple banks of cylinders. The apparatus further includes a cylinder bank control module configured to select at least one bank of cylinders of the multiple banks of cylinders to be operational based on the determined operating load of the engine. The apparatus also includes a cylinder bank command module configured to generate a cylinder bank command based on a cylinder bank control instruction received from the cylinder bank control module, the cylinder bank control instruction comprising the selection of the at least one operational bank of cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Cummins IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Axel O. Zur Loye, Colin L. Norris, Timothy P. Lutz, Richard J. Ancimer, Abhishek Mehrotra
  • Patent number: 10145317
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system for managing combustion in an internal combustion engine includes a detection module that determines a combustion condition of the internal combustion engine. The combustion condition includes one of a first combustion condition or second combustion engine. The system also includes a fuel table module that receives the combustion condition and selects an engine operating request based on data in a first fuel table when the combustion condition is the first combustion condition, and data in a second fuel table when the combustion condition is the second combustion condition. The system additionally includes an engine control module that receives the engine operating request and generates engine operating commands based on the engine operating request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cummins IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Axel O. zur Loye, David J. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20180258823
    Abstract: An exhaust aftertreatment system for treating exhaust flow from an internal combustion engine, and associated method, allows for independent control of exhaust flow through plural exhaust legs of the exhaust aftertreatment system. The independent control of exhaust flow is carried out by adjusting a valve positioned in each the exhaust legs based on a value of a signal generated by a flow measurement device positioned along at least one of the exhaust legs. The valves can be adjusted to force a target flow in a exhaust leg, relative flow among exhaust legs, exhaust temperature in an exhaust leg, exhaust backpressure and/or imbalance within the exhaust legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: CUMMINS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC.
    Inventors: Colin L. Norris, Richard J. Ancimer, Axel O. zur Loye, Randy W. Nelson, Gary Charles Salemme, Ousmane Gueye, John Franklin Wright
  • Patent number: 10001047
    Abstract: An exhaust aftertreatment system for treating exhaust flow from an internal combustion engine, and associated method, allows for independent control of exhaust flow through plural exhaust legs of the exhaust aftertreatment system. The independent control of exhaust flow is carried out by adjusting a valve positioned in each the exhaust legs based on a value of a signal generated by a flow measurement device positioned along at least one of the exhaust legs. The valves can be adjusted to force a target flow in a exhaust leg, relative flow among exhaust legs, exhaust temperature in an exhaust leg, exhaust backpressure and/or imbalance within the exhaust legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Cumming Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin L. Norris, Richard J. Ancimer, Axel O. zur Loye, Randy W. Nelson, Gary Charles Salemme, Ousmane Gueye, John Franklin Wright
  • Publication number: 20180003118
    Abstract: Methods and systems of controlling operation of a dual fuel engine are provided, comprising determining a target exhaust temperature, sensing an actual exhaust temperature, determining an exhaust temperature deviation by comparing the actual exhaust temperature to the target exhaust temperature, comparing the exhaust temperature deviation to a threshold, adjusting at least one of an intake throttle, a wastegate, a compressor bypass valve, an exhaust throttle, a VGT and engine valve timing when the exhaust temperature deviation exceeds the threshold to control charge-flow to the engine, and continuing the adjusting until the exhaust temperature deviation is less than the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Axel O. zur Loye, Christopher Pollitt, Timothy O. Lutz
  • Patent number: 9371789
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a system and method that eliminates the need for manually calibrating or adjusting a dual fuel internal combustion engine to compensate for variations in composition of a gaseous fuel or other variations, such as ambient or site conditions. The system and method functions by determining an engine load, determining an advantageous gaseous fuel substitution rate from the engine load and speed in addition to an actual gaseous fuel substitution rate, modifying the advantageous gaseous fuel substitution rate by a minimum liquid fuel flow rate, engine protection parameters, and oxidation catalyst protection parameters, and then determining an error term in response to the modified advantageous gaseous fuel substitution rate and the actual gaseous fuel substitution rate. The error term is used to adjust a gaseous fuel control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: CUMMINS INC.
    Inventors: Mark A. Rosswurm, Axel O. zur Loye
  • Publication number: 20160003170
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system for managing combustion in an internal combustion engine includes a detection module that determines a combustion condition of the internal combustion engine. The combustion condition includes one of a first combustion condition or second combustion engine. The system also includes a fuel table module that receives the combustion condition and selects an engine operating request based on data in a first fuel table when the combustion condition is the first combustion condition, and data in a second fuel table when the combustion condition is the second combustion condition. The system additionally includes an engine control module that receives the engine operating request and generates engine operating commands based on the engine operating request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: Cummins IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Axel O. zur Loye, David J. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20150369108
    Abstract: An exhaust aftertreatment system for treating exhaust flow from an internal combustion engine, and associated method, allows for independent control of exhaust flow through plural exhaust legs of the exhaust aftertreatment system. The independent control of exhaust flow is carried out by adjusting a valve positioned in each the exhaust legs based on a value of a signal generated by a flow measurement device positioned along at least one of the exhaust legs. The valves can be adjusted to force a target flow in a exhaust leg, relative flow among exhaust legs, exhaust temperature in an exhaust leg, exhaust backpressure and/or imbalance within the exhaust legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: CUMMINS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC.
    Inventors: Colin L. Norris, Richard J. Ancimer, Axel O. zur Loye, Randy W. Nelson, Gary Charles Salemme, Ousmane Gueye, John Franklin Wright
  • Publication number: 20150354484
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for managing combustion in an internal combustion engine that includes an operating condition module configured to determine an operating load of an internal combustion engine. The internal combustion engine can includes multiple banks of cylinders. The apparatus further includes a cylinder bank control module configured to select at least one bank of cylinders of the multiple banks of cylinders to be operational based on the determined operating load of the engine. The apparatus also includes a cylinder bank command module configured to generate a cylinder bank command based on a cylinder bank control instruction received from the cylinder bank control module, the cylinder bank control instruction comprising the selection of the at least one operational bank of cylinders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: CUMMINS IP, INC.
    Inventors: Axel O. Zur Loye, Colin L. Norris, Timothy P. Lutz, Richard J. Ancimer, Abhishek Mehrotra
  • Patent number: 9151202
    Abstract: An exhaust aftertreatment system for treating exhaust flow from an internal combustion engine, and associated method, allows for independent control of exhaust flow through plural exhaust legs of the exhaust aftertreatment system. The independent control of exhaust flow is carried out by adjusting a valve positioned in each the exhaust legs based on a value of a signal generated by a flow measurement device positioned along at least one of the exhaust legs. The valves can be adjusted to force a target flow in a exhaust leg, relative flow among exhaust legs, exhaust temperature in an exhaust leg, exhaust backpressure and/or imbalance within the exhaust legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: CUMMINS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC.
    Inventors: Colin L. Norris, Richard J. Ancimer, Axel O. zur Loye, Randy W. Nelson, Gary Charles Salemme, Ousmane Gueye, John Franklin Wright
  • Publication number: 20140373822
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a system and method that eliminates the need for manually calibrating or adjusting a dual fuel internal combustion engine to compensate for variations in composition of a gaseous fuel or other variations, such as ambient or site conditions. The system and method functions by determining an engine load, determining an advantageous gaseous fuel substitution rate from the engine load and speed in addition to an actual gaseous fuel substitution rate, modifying the advantageous gaseous fuel substitution rate by a minimum liquid fuel flow rate, engine protection parameters, and oxidation catalyst protection parameters, and then determining an error term in response to the modified advantageous gaseous fuel substitution rate and the actual gaseous fuel substitution rate. The error term is used to adjust a gaseous fuel control valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Mark A. Rosswurm, Axel O. zur Loye
  • Publication number: 20120204542
    Abstract: An exhaust aftertreatment system for treating exhaust flow from an internal combustion engine, and associated method, allows for independent control of exhaust flow through plural exhaust legs of the exhaust aftertreatment system. The independent control of exhaust flow is carried out by adjusting a valve positioned in each the exhaust legs based on a value of a signal generated by a flow measurement device positioned along at least one of the exhaust legs. The valves can be adjusted to force a target flow in a exhaust leg, relative flow among exhaust legs, exhaust temperature in an exhaust leg, exhaust backpressure and/or imbalance within the exhaust legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: CUMMINS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC.
    Inventors: Colin L. NORRIS, Richard J. ANCIMER, Axel O. zur LOYE, Randy W. NELSON, Gary Charles SALEMME, Ousmane GUEYE, John Franklin WRIGHT
  • Patent number: 6915776
    Abstract: A premixed charge compression ignition engine, and a control system, is provided which effectively initiates combustion by compression ignition and maintains stable combustion while achieving extremely low nitrous oxide emissions, good overall efficiency and acceptable combustion noise and cylinder pressures. The present engine and control system effectively controls the combustion history, that is, the time at which combustion occurs, the rate of combustion, the duration of combustion and/or the completeness of combustion, by controlling the operation of certain control variables providing temperature control, pressure control, control of the mixture's autoignition properties and equivalence ratio control. The combustion control system provides active feedback control of the combustion event and includes a sensor, e.g. pressure sensor, for detecting an engine operating condition indicative of the combustion history, e.g. the start of combustion, and generating an associated engine operating condition signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Axel O. zur Loye, Omowoleoa C. Akinyemi, Russ P. Durrett, Patrick F. Flynn, Gary L. Hunter, Greg A. Moore, Jackie M. Mudd, George G. Muntean, Julie A. Wagner, John F. Wright
  • Patent number: 6907870
    Abstract: A multi-mode internal combustion engine and method of operating the engine is provided which is capable of operating in a variety of modes based on engine operating conditions to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The multi-mode engine include a fuel delivery system and control system for permitting the engine to operate in a diesel mode, a homogeneous charge dual fuel transition mode, a spark ignition or liquid spark ignition mode and/or a premixed charge compression ignition mode. The control system and method permits the engine operation to transfer between the various modes in an effective and efficient manner by controlling one or more fuel delivery devices or other engine components so as to move along a continuous transfer path while maintaining engine torque at a substantially constant level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Axel O. zur Loye, Larry J. Brackney, Cariappa M. Chenanda, Robert M. Hurst, Lester L. Peters, Patrick M. Pierz, John F. Wright
  • Publication number: 20040149255
    Abstract: A multi-mode internal combustion engine and method of operating the engine is provided which is capable of operating in a variety of modes based on engine operating conditions to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The multi-mode engine include a fuel delivery system and control system for permitting the engine to operate in a diesel mode, a homogeneous charge dual fuel transition mode, a spark ignition or liquid spark ignition mode and/or a premixed charge compression ignition mode. The control system and method permits the engine operation to transfer between the various modes in an effective and efficient manner by controlling one or more fuel delivery devices or other engine components so as to move along a continuous transfer path while maintaining engine torque at a substantially constant level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Applicant: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Axel O. zur Loye, Larry J. Brackney, Cariappa M. Chenanda, Robert M. Hurst, Lester L. Peters, Patrick M. Pierz, John F. Wright
  • Publication number: 20040103860
    Abstract: A premixed charge compression ignition engine, and a control system, is provided which effectively initiates combustion by compression ignition and maintains stable combustion while achieving extremely low nitrous oxide emissions, good overall efficiency and acceptable combustion noise and cylinder pressures. The present engine and control system effectively controls the combustion history, that is, the time at which combustion occurs, the rate of combustion, the duration of combustion and/or the completeness of combustion, by controlling the operation of certain control variables providing temperature control, pressure control, control of the mixture's autoignition properties and equivalence ratio control. The combustion control system provides active feedback control of the combustion event and includes a sensor, e.g. pressure sensor, for detecting an engine operating condition indicative of the combustion history, e.g. the start of combustion, and generating an associated engine operating condition signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Applicant: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Axel O. zur Loye, Omowoleola C. Akinyemi, Russ P. Durrett, Patrick F. Flynn, Gary L. Hunter, Greg A. Moore, Jackie M. Mudd, George G. Muntean, Julie A. Wagner, John F. Wright
  • Patent number: 6684852
    Abstract: A method and internal combustion engine operable in a premixed charge compression ignition mode, comprising a combustion chamber, an intake system for delivering intake air, a mixing device that mixes a first fuel with the intake air to provide a premixed charge of air and the first fuel, a direct fuel injector adapted to directly inject a second fuel into the combustion chamber, and a control system adapted to control the direct fuel injector in a manner to provide a post-ignition injection where the second fuel is directly injected into the combustion chamber after onset of ignition of the premixed charge in the combustion chamber. The second fuel is preferably injected into the combustion chamber during combustion of the premixed charge and/or shortly after combustion of the premixed charge in the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Wright, Patrick M. Pierz, Axel O. zur Loye
  • Patent number: 6684849
    Abstract: A multi-mode internal combustion engine and method of operating the engine is provided which is capable of operating in a variety of modes based on engine operating conditions to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The multi-mode engine include a fuel delivery system and control system for permitting the engine to operate in a diesel mode, a homogeneous charge dual fuel transition mode, a spark ignition or liquid spark ignition mode and/or a premixed charge compression ignition mode. The control system and method permits the engine operation to transfer between the various modes in an effective and efficient manner by controlling one or more fuel delivery devices or other engine components so as to move along a continuous transfer path while maintaining engine torque at a substantially constant level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Axel O. zur Loye, Larry J. Brackney, Cariappa M. Chenanda, Robert M. Hurst, Lester L. Peters, Patrick M. Pierz, John F. Wright