Patents by Inventor Jason J. Rasmussen

Jason J. Rasmussen 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: 20190218993
    Abstract: A method for controlling an engine in response to an increase in a load on the engine is disclosed. The engine includes a cylinder with a piston slidably disposed therein between a top dead center position and a bottom dead center position. The cylinder and the piston define a combustion chamber. The method includes initiating a first injection event and a second injection event. The first injection event includes introducing a first predetermined quantity of fuel into the combustion chamber at least 5 degrees before the piston reaches the top dead center position. The second injection event includes introducing a second predetermined quantity of fuel into the combustion chamber not earlier than 30 degrees after the piston moves away from the top dead center position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan T. Sunley, David A. Pierpont, Jason J. Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 9297330
    Abstract: An engine system is provided. The engine system includes an ambient condition module configured to generate a signal indicative of a state of ambient air. The engine system also includes an operational parameter sensor configured to generate a signal indicative of one or more operational parameters associated with the engine. The engine system further includes a controller communicably coupled to the ambient condition module and the operational parameter sensor. The controller is configured to receive the signal indicative of the pressure of ambient air and the signal indicative of the one or more operational parameters associated with the engine. The controller estimates the temperature of at least one of a valve, a piston, a liner, a cylinder head, and a pre-chamber of the engine as a function of the received signals and parameters associated with fuel delivery to the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Kenth Svensson, Carl Hergart, Chad Koci, Jason J. Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 9279380
    Abstract: An engine system is provided. The engine system includes an ambient air pressure sensor configured to generate a signal indicative of a pressure of ambient air. The engine system also includes an operational parameter sensor configured to generate a signal indicative of one or more operational parameters associated with the engine. The engine system further includes a controller communicably coupled to the ambient air pressure sensor and the operational parameter sensor. The controller is configured to receive the signal indicative of the pressure of ambient air and the signal indicative of the one or more operational parameters associated with the engine. The controller estimates the temperature of at least one of a valve, a piston, a liner, a cylinder head, and a pre-chamber of the engine as a function of the received signals and parameters associated with fuel delivery in a single fuel cycle of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Carl A. Hergart, Jason J. Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20150059691
    Abstract: An engine system is provided. The engine system includes an ambient air pressure sensor configured to generate a signal indicative of a pressure of ambient air. The engine system also includes an operational parameter sensor configured to generate a signal indicative of one or more operational parameters associated with the engine. The engine system further includes a controller communicably coupled to the ambient air pressure sensor and the operational parameter sensor. The controller is configured to receive the signal indicative of the pressure of ambient air and the signal indicative of the one or more operational parameters associated with the engine. The controller estimates the temperature of at least one of a valve, a piston, a liner, a cylinder head, and a pre-chamber of the engine as a function of the received signals and parameters associated with fuel delivery in a single fuel cycle of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Carl A. Hergart, Jason J. Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20150059690
    Abstract: An engine system is provided. The engine system includes an ambient condition module configured to generate a signal indicative of a state of ambient air. The engine system also includes an operational parameter sensor configured to generate a signal indicative of one or more operational parameters associated with the engine. The engine system further includes a controller communicably coupled to the ambient condition module and the operational parameter sensor. The controller is configured to receive the signal indicative of the pressure of ambient air and the signal indicative of the one or more operational parameters associated with the engine. The controller estimates the temperature of at least one of a valve, a piston, a liner, a cylinder head, and a pre-chamber of the engine as a function of the received signals and parameters associated with fuel delivery to the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventors: KENTH SVENSSON, CARL HERGART, CHAD KOCI, JASON J. RASMUSSEN
  • Patent number: 6845747
    Abstract: A method for operating an engine at idle that reduces NOx and controls smoke and hydrocarbon emissions. An idle delivery quantity of fuel is determined and divided into a first quantity of fuel and a second quantity of fuel in approximately equal quantities. During a compression stroke of an engine piston, the first quantity of fuel is injected into an engine cylinder. Adjusting at least one of timing and quantity of the injection of the first quantity of fuel reduces, at least in part, NOx emissions. At a timing angle of at least thirty degrees after the first quantity of fuel is injected and after the first quantity of fuel has been burned, there is an injection of the second quantity of fuel. Adjusting at least one of timing and quantity of the injection of the second quantity of fuel reduces, at least in part, smoke emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc
    Inventors: Jason J. Rasmussen, Kevin P. Duffy, Kurtis M. Best, Matthew R. Roth
  • Patent number: 6705278
    Abstract: An apparatus and method transitions fuel delivery between a first injection characteristic shape and a second injection characteristic shape based on engine operating parameters. The apparatus and method may be adapted to control a fuel injection system, and to operate in at least a split injection mode and a boot injection mode, including steps or means for determining whether an acceleration condition exists, and on the basis of such determination, rapidly changing from a split injection mode to a boot injection mode. This may include a fuel injection control system and/or a controller operative to identify an acceleration condition on the basis of at least one sensed acceleration-related engine operating condition, and to rapidly change the fuel injection mode for at least one fuel injector from the split fuel injection mode to the boot fuel injection mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc
    Inventors: Brian G. McGee, Matthew R. Roth, Jason J. Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20040007203
    Abstract: A method for operating an engine at idle that reduces NOx and controls smoke and hydrocarbon emissions. An idle delivery quantity of fuel is determined and divided into a first quantity of fuel and a second quantity of fuel in approximately equal quantities. During a compression stroke of an engine piston, the first quantity of fuel is injected into an engine cylinder. Adjusting at least one of timing and quantity of the injection of the first quantity of fuel reduces, at least in part, NOx emissions. At a timing angle of at least thirty degrees after the first quantity of fuel is injected and after the first quantity of fuel has been burned, there is an injection of the second quantity of fuel. Adjusting at least one of timing and quantity of the injection of the second quantity of fuel reduces, at least in part, smoke emissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventors: Jason J. Rasmussen, Kevin P. Duffy, Kurtis M. Best, Matthew R. Roth
  • Publication number: 20020195081
    Abstract: An apparatus and method transitions fuel delivery between a first injection characteristic shape and a second injection characteristic shape based on engine operating parameters. The apparatus and method may be adapted to control a fuel injection system, and to operate in at least a split injection mode and a boot injection mode, including steps or means for determining whether an acceleration condition exists, and on the basis of such determination, rapidly changing from a split injection mode to a boot injection mode. This may include a fuel injection control system and/or a controller operative to identify an acceleration condition on the basis of at least one sensed acceleration-related engine operating condition, and to rapidly change the fuel injection mode for at least one fuel injector from the split fuel injection mode to the boot fuel injection mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventors: Brian G. McGee, Matthew R. Roth, Jason J. Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 6470849
    Abstract: A fuel injection control system and method for controlling a fuel injection control system of a direct injection internal combustion engine, capable of issuing a pilot and a main injection during fuel injection into an engine cylinder, determining whether a pilot injection is enabled or disabled for each of the plurality of direct injection devices for each engine operation cycle, and modifying a corresponding main injection timing at least on the basis of the pilot injection determination. The fuel injection control system including at least one direct fuel injection device operable to deliver partitioned separate injections of fuel directly into a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. Duffy, Brian G. McGee, Matthew R. Roth, Jason J. Rasmussen