Patents by Inventor Robert Michael Whiteaker

Robert Michael Whiteaker 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: 5713328
    Abstract: A spark ignited, reciprocating internal combustion engine, including a piston housed within a cylinder closed by a cylinder head has a fuel system for injecting fuel directly into the engine cylinder so as to achieve a homogeneous mixture with the fuel injection system injecting a first fraction of fuel during a first injection event and a second fraction of fuel during a second injection event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Walter Anderson, Paul D. Sleeman, Robert Michael Whiteaker, Jialin Yang
  • Patent number: RE36737
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine employs fuel injectors positioned to inject fuel directly into combustion chambers of the engine, and an electronic engine controller (EEC) to control operation of the engine. The EEC implements a cold start routine which controls the amount of fuel injected, the time at which the fuel is injected and spark timing to achieve a rapid increase in temperature of the engine and the exhaust system components, thereby decreasing tailpipe hydrocarbon emissions during cold start.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana Dawn Brehob, Richard Walter Anderson, Jialin Yang, Robert Michael Whiteaker