Patents by Inventor Jassin Marcel Fritz

Jassin Marcel Fritz 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).

  • Patent number: 9605579
    Abstract: A system includes a controller that has a processor configured to receive a first signal from a first oxygen sensor indicative of a first oxygen measurement, wherein the first oxygen sensor is disposed upstream of a catalytic converter system; and to receive a second signal from a second oxygen sensor indicative of a second oxygen measurement, wherein the second oxygen sensor is disposed downstream of the catalytic converter system; and to execute a catalyst estimator system, wherein the catalyst estimator system is configured to derive an oxygen storage estimate based on the first signal, the second signal, and a catalytic converter model. The processor is configured to derive a system oxygen storage setpoint for the catalytic converter system based on the catalytic converter model and the oxygen storage estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Prashant Srinivasan, Maruthi Narasinga Rao Devarakonda, Jassin Marcel Fritz, Daniel George Norton, Sharath Sridhar Aramanekoppa, Medy Satria, William Collins Vining, Dipankar Deb
  • Publication number: 20160169077
    Abstract: A system includes a controller that has a processor configured to receive a first signal from a first oxygen sensor indicative of a first oxygen measurement, wherein the first oxygen sensor is disposed upstream of a catalytic converter system; and to receive a second signal from a second oxygen sensor indicative of a second oxygen measurement, wherein the second oxygen sensor is disposed downstream of the catalytic converter system; and to execute a catalyst estimator system, wherein the catalyst estimator system is configured to derive an oxygen storage estimate based on the first signal, the second signal, and a catalytic converter model. The processor is configured to derive a system oxygen storage setpoint for the catalytic converter system based on the catalytic converter model and the oxygen storage estimate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Prashant Srinivasan, Maruthi Narasinga Rao Devarakonda, Jassin Marcel Fritz, Daniel George Norton, Sharath Sridhar Aramanekoppa, Medy Satria, William Collins Vining, Dipankar Deb
  • Publication number: 20160160811
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for controlling exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). In one example, an engine system includes a first EGR valve coupling an exhaust manifold to an engine exhaust system, a second EGR valve coupling the exhaust manifold to an engine intake system, and a control unit. The control unit selectively adjusts a position of the first EGR valve based on a target amount, and adjusts a position of the second EGR valve based on the target amount and a position of the first EGR valve. Responsive to a first degradation condition of the first EGR valve, the control unit adjusts the position of the second EGR valve based on the target amount and based on a pressure of the first exhaust manifold, and responsive to a second degradation condition of the first EGR valve, adjusts the position of the second EGR valve based on the target amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Dipankar Deb, Manthram Sivasubramaniam, Prashant Srinivasan, Sharath Sridhar Aramanekoppa, Prem Kumar Patchaikani, Sachin Shivajirao Kulkarni, Sebastian Walter Freund, Jassin Marcel Fritz, Georgios Bikas, James Henry Yager, Shashi Kiran
  • Publication number: 20160160791
    Abstract: System for controlling an injection of fuel in an engine is disclosed. The engine includes a cylinder and a first fuel injector to inject a first fuel in the cylinder. The system includes a sensor disposed on or proximate to the first fuel injector and configured to generate an electrical signal indicative of at least one of a start of the injection and an end of the injection of the first fuel. The system further includes a controller configured to adjust at least one of a mass and the start of injection of the first fuel to be injected by the first fuel injector based on the electrical signal. A dual-fuel engine employing the system for controlling an injection of fuel in an engine is also disclosed. Moreover, method and non-transitory computer readable media for controlling an injection of the fuel are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Jassin Marcel Fritz, Dino Matthias Imhof
  • Patent number: 9157388
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for an engine driving an electrical power generation system are provided. In one embodiment, an example method for an engine driving an electrical power generation system includes adjusting an engine speed in response to a relationship between oxygen and fuel while maintaining a power transmitted to the electrical power generation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Robert Mischler, Jassin Marcel Fritz, Sebastian Walter Freund
  • Publication number: 20150053176
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for an engine driving an electrical power generation system are provided. In one embodiment, an example method for an engine driving an electrical power generation system includes adjusting an engine speed in response to a relationship between oxygen and fuel while maintaining a power transmitted to the electrical power generation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: James Robert Mischler, Jassin Marcel Fritz, Sebastian Walter Freund
  • Patent number: 8925317
    Abstract: An exemplary turbocharger system for an internal combustion engine is provided. The turbocharger system includes a first turbine and a second turbine. The first turbine is in fluid communication with the internal combustion engine. The first turbine receives a first portion exhaust gas discharged from the internal combustion engine and provides a first turbine exhaust gas. The second turbine is in fluid communication with the first turbine via an inter-stage channel. The inter-stage channel transports the first turbine exhaust gas from the first turbine to the second turbine. The inter-stage channel is in thermal connection with an exhaust gas recirculation channel defined between an inlet and an outlet of the internal combustion engine. The first turbine exhaust gas flowing through the inter-stage channel is capable of being heated by a second portion exhaust gas discharged from the internal combustion engine and flowing through the exhaust gas recirculation channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rodrigo Rodriguez Erdmenger, Cathal Clancy, Daniel Edward Loringer, Jassin Marcel Fritz, Neil Xavier Blythe, Lukas William Johnson, Sebastian Walter Freund, Pierre Sébastien Huck, Jonathan Edward Nagurney, Yu Du, Matthias Lang, Rudolf Konrad Selmeier, Elisa Jubany Arribas
  • Patent number: 8903575
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for an engine driving an electrical power generation system are provided. In one embodiment, an example method for an engine driving an electrical power generation system includes adjusting an engine speed in response to a relationship between oxygen and fuel while maintaining a power transmitted to the electrical power generation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Robert Mischler, Jassin Marcel Fritz, Sebastian Walter Freund
  • Publication number: 20140013740
    Abstract: An exemplary turbocharger system for an internal combustion engine is provided. The turbocharger system includes a first turbine and a second turbine. The first turbine is in fluid communication with the internal combustion engine. The first turbine receives a first portion exhaust gas discharged from the internal combustion engine and provides a first turbine exhaust gas. The second turbine is in fluid communication with the first turbine via an inter-stage channel. The inter-stage channel transports the first turbine exhaust gas from the first turbine to the second turbine. The inter-stage channel is in thermal connection with an exhaust gas recirculation channel defined between an inlet and an outlet of the internal combustion engine. The first turbine exhaust gas flowing through the inter-stage channel is capable of being heated by a second portion exhaust gas discharged from the internal combustion engine and flowing through the exhaust gas recirculation channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Rodrigo Rodriguez Erdmenger, Cathal Clancy, Daniel Edward Loringer, Jassin Marcel Fritz, Neil Xavier Blythe, Lukas William Johnson, Sebastian Walter Freund, Pierre Sébastien Huck, Jonathan Edward Nagurney, Yu Du, Matthias Lang, Rudolf Konrad Selmeier, Elisa Jubany Arribas
  • Patent number: 8627662
    Abstract: A system for recovering heat from recirculating exhaust gases is provided. The system includes a first exhaust manifold in fluid communication with multiple combustion chambers of an engine. The system also includes a turbocharger having a turbine stage and a compressor stage, wherein the turbine stage comprises an inlet port in fluid communication with the first exhaust manifold and the compressor stage includes an inlet port for air intake and an outlet port for compressed air. The system includes an exhaust gas recirculation cooler having a first flow path and a second flow path, wherein the first flow path is configured to receive a portion of exhaust gas from the first exhaust manifold flowing through an exhaust gas recirculation loop. The second flow path includes an inlet for receiving a compressed air for drawing heat from the exhaust gas flowing through the first flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sebastian Walter Freund, Jassin Marcel Fritz
  • Publication number: 20130283852
    Abstract: A method for separating carbon dioxide (CO2) from a gas stream is provided. The method includes cooling the gas stream in a cooling stage to form a cooled gas stream and cooling the cooled gas stream in a converging-diverging nozzle to form one or both of solid CO2 and liquid CO2. The method further includes separating at least a portion of one or both of solid CO2 and liquid CO2 from the cooled gas stream in the converging-diverging nozzle to form a CO2-rich stream and a CO2-lean gas stream. The method further includes expanding the CO2-lean gas stream in an expander downstream of the converging-diverging nozzle to form a cooled CO2-lean gas stream and circulating at least a portion of the cooled CO2-lean gas stream to the cooling stage for cooling the gas stream. Systems for separating carbon dioxide (CO2) from a CO2 stream are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Nikolett Sipöcz, Jassin Marcel Fritz, Miguel Angel Gonzalez Salazar, Rene du Cauze de Nazelle, Roger Allen Shisler, Vitali Victor Lissianski, Vittorio Michelassi
  • Publication number: 20130098030
    Abstract: A system for recovering heat from recirculating exhaust gases is provided. The system includes a first exhaust manifold in fluid communication with multiple combustion chambers of an engine. The system also includes a turbocharger having a turbine stage and a compressor stage, wherein the turbine stage comprises an inlet port in fluid communication with the first exhaust manifold and the compressor stage includes an inlet port for air intake and an outlet port for compressed air. The system includes an exhaust gas recirculation cooler having a first flow path and a second flow path, wherein the first flow path is configured to receive a portion of exhaust gas from the first exhaust manifold flowing through an exhaust gas recirculation loop. The second flow path includes an inlet for receiving a compressed air for drawing heat from the exhaust gas flowing through the first flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Sebastian Walter Freund, Jassin Marcel Fritz
  • Publication number: 20120310456
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for an engine driving an electrical power generation system are provided. In one embodiment, an example method for an engine driving an electrical power generation system includes adjusting an engine speed in response to a relationship between oxygen and fuel while maintaining a power transmitted to the electrical power generation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: James Robert MISCHLER, Jassin Marcel Fritz, Sebastian Walter Freund
  • Publication number: 20120222659
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for operating an exhaust gas recirculation engine having a plurality of exhaust gas donor cylinders and a plurality of non-donor cylinders. One example method includes firing each of the engine cylinders in a cylinder firing order, including firing at least one of the non-donor cylinders between every donor cylinder firing of the engine cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Sachin Shivajirao Kulkarni, Sebastian Walter Freund, Jassin Marcel Fritz, Georgios Bikas, James Henry Yager, Shashi Kiran