Patents by Inventor Romain Montelimard

Romain Montelimard 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: 8543321
    Abstract: The magnitude (Y) of a data associated to a journey of an automotive vehicle is expressed by a function (f) of at least one input parameter (x). This method includes at least the steps of: a) defining a first model (ft=0) of the function; b) running the vehicle on a reference trip, the input parameter (x, m, p) and the magnitude (Y) being measured (YM, xM) during or at the end of the reference trip; c) computing a value (YC) of the magnitude by using the first model (ft=0) of the function (f) and the value of the parameter (xM) measured at step b); d) comparing the values (YM, YC) of the magnitude at said time; and e) adjusting the function (ft=1) in a way corresponding to the reduction of the difference between the measured value (YM) and the computed value (YC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Renault Trucks
    Inventor: Romain Montelimard
  • Publication number: 20120179360
    Abstract: The magnitude (Y) of a data associated to a journey of an automotive vehicle is expressed by a function (f) of at least one input parameter (x). This method includes at least the steps of: a) defining a first model (ft=0) of the function; b) running the vehicle on a reference trip, the input parameter (x, m, p) and the magnitude (Y) being measured (YM, xM) during or at the end of the reference trip; c) computing a value (YC) of the magnitude by using the first model (ft=0) of the function (f) and the value of the parameter (xM) measured at step b); d) comparing the values (YM, YC) of the magnitude at said time; and e) adjusting the function (ft=1) in a way corresponding to the reduction of the difference between the measured value (YM) and the computed value (YC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: RENAULT TRUCKS
    Inventor: Romain Montelimard
  • Patent number: 8061335
    Abstract: This internal combustion engine includes a plurality of cylinders, an air intake line, and an exhaust line. The internal combustion engine also includes a turbocharging system having at least one compressor stage and intake air cooling arrangement having at least one charge air cooler located upstream from the intake manifold. The internal combustion engine further includes an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) line rerouting a portion of the engine's exhaust gas into the air intake line at a point located upstream from the at least one charge air cooler. This engine therefore uses an heat exchanger to cool the EGR gas. Thus, EGR gas mixed with intake air flows through at least one change air cooler before entering the engine cylinders. The efficiency of this cooler—generally of the air/water type—makes it possible to significantly decrease the EGR gas temperature before it enters the cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Renault Trucks
    Inventors: Nicolas Auffret, Romain Montelimard
  • Publication number: 20100095941
    Abstract: This internal combustion engine includes a plurality of cylinders, an air intake line, and an exhaust line. The internal combustion engine also includes a turbocharging system having at least one compressor stage and intake air cooling arrangement having at least one charge air cooler located upstream from the intake manifold. The internal combustion engine further includes an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) line rerouting a portion of the engine's exhaust gas into the air intake line at a point located upstream from the at least one charge air cooler. This engine therefore uses an heat exchanger to cool the EGR gas. Thus, EGR gas mixed with intake air flows through at least one change air cooler before entering the engine cylinders. The efficiency of this cooler—generally of the air/water type—makes it possible to significantly decrease the EGR gas temperature before it enters the cylinders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Nicolas Auffret, Romain Montelimard