Patents by Inventor Paolo Tubetti

Paolo Tubetti 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: 6411886
    Abstract: A method of detecting and controlling detonation, including the steps of: generating (10) a vibration signal (D) proportional to the intensity of vibration on the crankcase; wide-band-filtering (11) the vibration signal (D) to generate a first intermediate signal; rectifying (12) the first intermediate signal to generate a second intermediate signal; integrating (13) the second intermediate signal to generate a first numeric value; calculating (14) a logarithm of the first numeric value to obtain a second numeric value (Xi); calculating (16) a difference between the second numeric value (Xi) and the mean value (&mgr;i) to obtain a third numeric value (&dgr;i) with a predetermined threshold value (&dgr;o); determining (18) the presence of detonation in the event the third numeric value (&dgr;i) has a first predetermined relationship with the predetermined threshold value (&dgr;o); forming (19, 21) a detonation index (Ii) indicating the behavior of the engine in terms of detonation; and obtaining (22) a spark l
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: C.R.F. Societa Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Gianluca Morra, Stefano Re Fiorentin, Paolo Tubetti, Gianpiero Einaudi