Patents by Inventor Christian Winge Vigild

Christian Winge Vigild 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: 20200355143
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a cooling arrangement of an engine. In one example, a method comprises flowing coolant from a high temperature coolant circuit or a low temperature coolant circuit to a fresh air heat exchanger in response to a condensate likelihood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas Kuske, Hans Guenter Quix, Christian Winge Vigild, Paul Turner, Adrian Butcher
  • Publication number: 20200294330
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for monitoring emissions from a vehicle fleet consisting of a plurality of vehicles of a certain classification group. The method comprises the steps indicated in claim 1 with a) to e), as well as the further features listed there. With the method according to the disclosure, the emission emitted from a vehicle fleet can be reduced. Furthermore, by means of such an emission monitoring method more environmentally friendly and lower-emission vehicles can be developed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Winge Vigild, Daniel Roettger, Frederik De Smet, Eduardo Pérez Guzmán
  • Patent number: 10767539
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a tempering circuit. A system comprises where the tempering circuit is fluidly coupled to each of an engine cooling circuit, an EGR cooler, and an EGR valve. The tempering circuit comprising a plurality of control valves for selectively adjusting tempering medium flow to various portions of the tempering circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hans Guenter Quix, Andreas Kuske, Christian Winge Vigild
  • Publication number: 20200141366
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a cooling arrangement. In one example, the coolant arrangement comprises a heat store configured to store and release heat in response to a temperature of coolant flowing therethrough. The cooling arrangement further comprises an intake air heat exchanger for heating intake air prior to mixing with exhaust gas to decrease condensate formation, in one example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Hans Guenter Quix, Andreas Kuske, Christian Winge Vigild
  • Publication number: 20200063636
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a cooling arrangement. In one example, the cooling arrangement comprises flowing coolant to only an upper portion of a cylinder head during a cold-start. The cooling arrangement comprises flowing coolant to a cylinder block, a lower portion of the cylinder-head, and the upper portion of the cylinder head outside of the cold-start.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Hans Guenter Quix, Bas van den Heuvel, Andreas Kuske, Wilbert Hemink, Christian Winge Vigild
  • Patent number: 10557431
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for the measurement of relative air humidity in a fresh air induction tube of an internal combustion engine. Here a concentration of oxygen in the fresh air induction tube is measured by an oxygen sensor and a temperature in the fresh air induction tube is determined. The relative air humidity is determined depending on the measured concentration of oxygen and the determined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Yasser Mohamed sayed Yacoub, Christian Winge Vigild
  • Patent number: 10519901
    Abstract: An Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve is disclosed including a housing having a first side configured to be coupled with a fresh air inlet, a second side configured to be coupled with an outlet, and an exhaust-gas inlet defined at a bottom of the housing. The housing may include one or more inner surfaces defining at least one path to direct a condensate, when present at any point on a bottom surface of an inside of the housing, to a low point within the housing directed by gravity. The outlet may be configured to be fluidically coupled with a turbo compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Kuske, Franz Arnd Sommerhoff, Joerg Kemmerling, Hanno Friederichs, Vanco Smiljanovski, Helmut Matthias Kindl, Daniel Roettger, Christian Winge Vigild
  • Publication number: 20190331018
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a tempering circuit. A system comprises where the tempering circuit is fluidly coupled to each of an engine cooling circuit, an EGR cooler, and an EGR valve. The tempering circuit comprising a plurality of control valves for selectively adjusting tempering medium flow to various portions of the tempering circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Hans Guenter Quix, Andreas Kuske, Christian Winge Vigild
  • Patent number: 10330034
    Abstract: A device for predicting an exhaust gas recirculation rate of an internal combustion engine, which comprises an inlet system and at least one exhaust gas recirculation valve, is described. The device comprises a sensor arranged in the inlet system for determining the composition of the gas, a sensor for determining the position of the exhaust gas recirculation valve, and an evaluation apparatus. The evaluation apparatus is configured to determine and output a prediction of the exhaust gas recirculation rate based on a corrected estimate of the exhaust gas recirculation rate, wherein the estimate is based on the position of the exhaust gas recirculation valve and is corrected based on the composition of the gas as determined using the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Alan Brewbaker, Christian Winge Vigild, Daniel Roettger, Michiel J. Van Nieuwstadt
  • Patent number: 10323583
    Abstract: Embodiments for determining oxygen concentration using an oxygen sensor are provided. In one example, a method for determining oxygen concentration O2 in a gas flow of an internal combustion engine which is equipped with an engine controller and an oxygen sensor comprises determining the oxygen concentration O2,sens of the gas flow in a ceramic measurement cell of the sensor by current ISens which is detected by measurement and which flows when a constant voltage USens is applied and maintained, and correcting the oxygen concentration based on a pressure pSens at the measurement cell. In this way, the measured oxygen concentration may be corrected based on the pressure of the air at the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Winge Vigild, Daniel Roettger, Andreas Kuske
  • Patent number: 10202945
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided herein for controlling a motor-vehicle internal combustion engine fitted with a fuel injection system and an exhaust gas recirculation system. In one example, in a deceleration phase a closed exhaust gas recirculation circuit is formed, a mass (mcirc) of an air quantity enclosed therein is determined, a first oxygen content (O2,exh1, O2,man1) of the air quantity is detected, a test injection is carried out with an injection valve, a second oxygen content (O2,exh2, O2,man2) of the air quantity is detected, and the fuel mass (mfuel) injected in the test injection is determined from the mass (mcirc) of the air quantity and the first and the second oxygen content (O2,exh1, O2,man1, O2,exh2, O2,man2). The disclosure also relates to a corresponding device for controlling a motor-vehicle internal combustion engine fitted with a fuel injection system and an exhaust gas recirculation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Winge Vigild, Frederik De Smet, Daniel Roettger
  • Patent number: 10167808
    Abstract: A method for adjusting an actual value of a quantity of fuel injected into an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle to a target value is provided, wherein a deviation of the actual quantity of fuel injected from the target value is determined based on a ratio of the component of the combusted quantity of gas in the induction system to the concentration of oxides of nitrogen in the exhaust system and the injected quantity of fuel is readjusted according to the deviation. Furthermore, an arrangement for carrying out the method is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Frederik De Smet, Christian Winge Vigild, Daniel Roettger
  • Patent number: 10151228
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for detecting ammonia slip from a catalytic converter. In one example, a method may include recirculating exhaust gas containing ammonia and measuring only a NOx concentration of the recirculated exhaust gas following its combustion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Monika Angst, Leonhard Bartsch, Frederik De Smet, Daniel Roettger, Christian Winge Vigild
  • Patent number: 10107236
    Abstract: An exhaust gas recirculation system is provided in a motor vehicle to pass exhaust gas out of an exhaust tract into an intake tract of a motor vehicle, said system having a cooler device and a bypass duct, wherein the bypass duct is bounded by a double wall, which can be filled with a gas to thermally insulate the bypass duct and with a liquid to cool or heat the bypass duct. A method for controlling the temperature of a bypass duct of the exhaust gas recirculation system is furthermore provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Kuske, Christian Winge Vigild, Franz Arnd Sommerhoff, Joerg Kemmerling, Helmut Matthias Kindl, Vanco Smiljanovski, Hanno Friederichs
  • Patent number: 10029671
    Abstract: An operating method for a motor vehicle having a hybrid drivetrain includes, during a demand check, comparing at least one value which characterizes a current state of an exhaust-gas after-treatment device, with a setpoint value of the exhaust-gas after-treatment device. In response to the comparison indicating a deviation of the value characterizing the current state of the exhaust-gas after-treatment device from the setpoint value, a demand for a measure is indicated. The measure includes supplying charge gas, which includes recirculated exhaust gas, to the internal combustion engine during overrun operation. In addition, a capability check is carried out to detect conditions suitable for implementing the operating method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Allen Schneider, Frank Linzen, Dirk Roemer, Frederik De Smet, Jan Harmsen, Kim Ford, Javier Castellano, Andres Arevalo, Monika Angst, Mario Balenovic, Evgeny Smirnov, Robert Ukropec, Christian Winge Vigild, Felix Goebel
  • Patent number: 9995204
    Abstract: A method for operating an engine having a cylinder, an intake line for supplying charge air to the cylinder, and a device for controlling charge-air flows conducted via a charge-air cooler and via a bypass line around the charge-air cooler, comprises controlling the charge-air flows using the device, the device including a two-stage switchable shut-off element and a continuously adjustable shut-off element, wherein the two-stage switchable shut-off element, which is arranged parallel to the bypass line in the, is switched between only an open position and a closed position, and the bypass line is opened up or shut off to a greater or lesser extent by the shut-off element which is continuously adjustable between an open position and a closed position. In this way, shuddering of the engine during shut down is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Winge Vigild, Andreas Kuske, Daniel Roettger
  • Patent number: 9945331
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for cleaning a water-cooled charge-air cooler. In one example, a method may include condensing water present in the supplied charge-air and exhaust gas which may exist in gaseous and droplet form, and purging the condensate along with the exhaust gas. A system for carrying out the above mentioned method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Winge Vigild, Wilbert Hemink, Daniel Roettger, Andreas Kuske
  • Publication number: 20180058341
    Abstract: Methods and system are provided for a flap valve having a sealing element. In one example, a system include a front side of the flap valve having a first sealing element and a back side of the flap valve having a second sealing element, where the first sealing element and the second sealing element are located along a circumferential edge of the flap valve and spaced away from its geometric center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas Kuske, Christian Winge Vigild, Franz Arnd Sommerhoff, Joerg Kemmerling, Vanco Smiljanovski, Helmut Matthias Kindl, Hanno Friederichs
  • Publication number: 20180058340
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for an at least partially insulated throttle valve. In one example, a system may include a throttle valve having a first side configured to contact intake air flow and a second side configure to contact exhaust gas recirculate flow, where at least a portion of the second side comprises thermally insulating materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas Kuske, Christian Winge Vigild, Franz Arnd Sommerhoff, Joerg Kemmerling, Vanco Smiljanovski, Helmut Matthias Kindl, Hanno Friederichs
  • Patent number: 9885302
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for regenerating a NOx storage catalytic converter of a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine comprising selectively switchable cylinders. During permissible engine operating conditions, the switchable cylinders may be deactivated in order to regenerate the NOx storage catalytic converter using the rich exhaust from the active cylinders blended with un-combusted gas from the deactivated cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Frederik De Smet, Christian Winge Vigild, Daniel Roettger, Matthew Allen Schneider