Patents by Inventor Ruben Schlueter

Ruben Schlueter 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: 9512802
    Abstract: A method for operating an internal combustion engine having two or more cylinders to which fuel can be supplied via an injection valve, it being possible to carry out a measurement injection for a cylinder in order to determine and/or adapt a characteristic quantity of the injection valve, and all the cylinders being ignited in the course of an ignition cycle. To improve the operating characteristics, a measurement injection is carried out for those cylinders that are contained in a specifiable selected set selected from all the cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Nicolas Gueguen, Klaus Joos, Werner Hess, Holger Rapp, Haris Hamedovic, Joerg Koenig, Harry Friedmann, Andreas Koch, Ruben Schlueter, Joao Lopes Rauck, Christian Reschke, Stephanie Wirth
  • Patent number: 9458809
    Abstract: A method for assessing an injection behavior of at least one injection valve of an internal combustion engine includes putting the internal combustion engine into a special operating mode defined by control parameters and operating the engine in the special operating mode during a diagnostic time period, at least one operating parameter of the internal combustion engine being determined at least during the diagnostic time period, and at least one quantity characterizing the injection behavior of the at least one injection valve being evaluated at least during a segment of the diagnostic time period and being evaluated on the basis of the at least one operating parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Joos, Werner Hess, Andreas Koch, Ruben Schlueter, Holger Rapp, Haris Hamedovic, Joerg Koenig, Harry Friedmann, Achim Hirchenhein, Christoph Heisen, Christian Reschke, Stephanie Wirth
  • Patent number: 9309852
    Abstract: A method for activating an injector in a fuel injection system in an internal combustion engine, the fuel injection system including a plurality of injectors and a quantity of fuel injected with the aid of an injector being a function of the activation period of the injector. An injector-individual correction value for the activation period is ascertained for at least one injector as a function of a pressure and a temperature of the fuel to be injected and the activation for this injector takes place under consideration of the injector-individual correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Joos, Werner Hess, Ruben Schlueter, Holger Rapp, Haris Hamedovic, Harry Friedmann, Andreas Koch, Christian Reschke, Joerg Koenig, Stephanie Wirth, Achim Hirchenhein
  • Patent number: 9228520
    Abstract: A method for operating a valve actuated by way of an actuator, in particular a fuel injection valve of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, in which a first delay time is identified, which time characterizes a time difference between a point in time of a first change in an energization signal for the actuator and a point in time of a first change in the operating state of the valve corresponding to the first change in the energization signal. According to the present invention, from the first delay time at least one second delay time of the valve is inferred, which latter time characterizes a time difference between a point in time of a second change, different from the first change, in the energization signal and a point in time of a second change in the operating state of the valve corresponding to the second change in the energization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Joos, Ruben Schlueter, Jens Neuberg, Helerson Kemmer, Holger Rapp, Haris Hamedovic, Joerg Koenig, Anh-Tuan Hoang, Bernd Wichert, Achim Hirchenhein
  • Patent number: 9068526
    Abstract: A method for operating a valve, in particular a fuel injector of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, in which an auxiliary variable is obtained as a function of at least one electrical operating variable of an electromagnetic actuator driving a component of the valve, in particular a valve needle, and in which the auxiliary variable is checked for the presence of a predefinable characteristic. A reference variable is ascertained as a function of the auxiliary variable, the auxiliary variable is modified as a function of the reference variable to obtain a modified auxiliary variable, and the modified auxiliary variable is checked for the presence of the predefinable characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Joos, Jens Neuberg, Helerson Kemmer, Holger Rapp, Haris Hamedovic, Bernd Wichert, Anh-Tuan Hoang, Ruben Schlueter, Joerg Koenig, Achim Hirchenhein
  • Patent number: 8996280
    Abstract: In a method for operating a fuel injector, a transition range of the characteristics curve of the injector is detected individually and adapted continuously, so that a monotonous characteristics curve is formed, with whose aid high metering precision of the injector is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Joos, Ruben Schlueter, Jens Neuberg, Helerson Kemmer, Holger Rapp, Haris Hamedovic, Joerg Koenig, Anh-Tuan Hoang, Bernd Wichert, Achim Hirchenhein
  • Patent number: 8955495
    Abstract: A method for operating a valve, in particular a fuel injector of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, in which an auxiliary variable is obtained as a function of at least one electrical operating variable of an electromagnetic actuator driving a component of the valve, in particular a valve needle, and in which the auxiliary variable is checked for the presence of a predefinable characteristic. A reference variable which characterizes the operating behavior of the electromagnetic actuator is ascertained, the auxiliary variable is modified as a function of the reference variable to obtain a modified auxiliary variable, and the modified auxiliary variable is checked for the presence of the predefinable characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Joos, Jens Neuberg, Traugott Degler, Helerson Kemmer, Hans-Peter Lehr, Holger Rapp, Haris Hamedovic, Bernd Wichert, Anh-Tuan Hoang, Ruben Schlueter, Joerg Koenig, Achim Hirchenhein
  • Publication number: 20140343826
    Abstract: A method for operating an internal combustion engine having two or more cylinders to which fuel can be supplied via an injection valve, it being possible to carry out a measurement injection for a cylinder in order to determine and/or adapt a characteristic quantity of the injection valve, and all the cylinders being ignited in the course of an ignition cycle. To improve the operating characteristics, a measurement injection is carried out for those cylinders that are contained in a specifiable selected set selected from all the cylinders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Nicolas Gueguen, Klaus Joos, Werner Hess, Holger Rapp, Haris Hamedovic, Joerg Koenig, Harry Friedmann, Andreas Koch, Ruben Schlueter, Joao Lopes Rauck, Christian Reschke, Stephanie Wirth
  • Publication number: 20140318227
    Abstract: A method for assessing an injection behavior of at least one injection valve of an internal combustion engine includes putting the internal combustion engine into a special operating mode defined by control parameters and operating the engine in the special operating mode during a diagnostic time period, at least one operating parameter of the internal combustion engine being determined at least during the diagnostic time period, and at least one quantity characterizing the injection behavior of the at least one injection valve being evaluated at least during a segment of the diagnostic time period and being evaluated on the basis of the at least one operating parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Klaus Joos, Werner Hess, Andreas Koch, Ruben Schlueter, Holger Rapp, Haris Hamedovic, Joerg Koenig, Harry Friedmann, Achim Hirchenhein, Christoph Heisen, Christian Reschke, Stephanie Wirth
  • Publication number: 20140261305
    Abstract: In a method for operating an internal combustion engine during a catalytic converter heating phase, fuel in at least two portions is injected directly into at least one combustion chamber, a first portion of the fuel being injected during an intake stroke and an injection of a second portion of the fuel taking place directly before an ignition. The second portion is continuously reduced until a freely selectable boundary value of a torque fluctuation has been reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Klaus Joos, Thomas Moessner, Ruben Schlueter, Markus Amler, Axel Storch, Michael Wunderle, Matthias Weinmann
  • Publication number: 20140007847
    Abstract: A method for activating an injector in a fuel injection system in an internal combustion engine, the fuel injection system including a plurality of injectors and a quantity of fuel injected with the aid of an injector being a function of the activation period of the injector. An injector-individual correction value for the activation period is ascertained for at least one injector as a function of a pressure and a temperature of the fuel to be injected and the activation for this injector takes place under consideration of the injector-individual correction value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Joos, Werner Hess, Ruben Schlueter, Holger Rapp, Haris Hamedovic, Harry Friedmann, Andreas Koch, Christian Reschke, Joerg Koenig, Stephanie Wirth, Achim Hirchenhein
  • Publication number: 20130013170
    Abstract: A method for operating a valve, in particular a fuel injector of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, in which an auxiliary variable is obtained as a function of at least one electrical operating variable of an electromagnetic actuator driving a component of the valve, in particular a valve needle, and in which the auxiliary variable is checked for the presence of a predefinable characteristic. A reference variable is ascertained as a function of the auxiliary variable, the auxiliary variable is modified as a function of the reference variable to obtain a modified auxiliary variable, and the modified auxiliary variable is checked for the presence of the predefinable characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Klaus Joos, Jens Neuberg, Helerson Kemmer, Holger Rapp, Haris Hamedovic, Bernd Wichert, Anh-Tuan Hoang, Ruben Schlueter, Joerg Koenig, Achim Hirchenhein
  • Publication number: 20120291757
    Abstract: A method for operating a valve, in particular a fuel injector of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, in which an auxiliary variable is obtained as a function of at least one electrical operating variable of an electromagnetic actuator driving a component of the valve, in particular a valve needle, and in which the auxiliary variable is checked for the presence of a predefinable characteristic. A reference variable which characterizes the operating behavior of the electromagnetic actuator is ascertained, the auxiliary variable is modified as a function of the reference variable to obtain a modified auxiliary variable, and the modified auxiliary variable is checked for the presence of the predefinable characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Klaus Joos, Jens Neuberg, Traugott Degler, Helerson Kemmer, Hans-Peter Lehr, Holger Rapp, Haris Hamedovic, Bernd Wichert, Anh-Tuan Hoang, Ruben Schlueter, Joerg Koenig, Achim Hirchenhein
  • Publication number: 20120191327
    Abstract: A method for operating a valve actuated by way of an actuator, in particular a fuel injection valve of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, in which a first delay time is identified, which time characterizes a time difference between a point in time of a first change in an energization signal for the actuator and a point in time of a first change in the operating state of the valve corresponding to the first change in the energization signal. According to the present invention, from the first delay time at least one second delay time of the valve is inferred, which latter time characterizes a time difference between a point in time of a second change, different from the first change, in the energization signal and a point in time of a second change in the operating state of the valve corresponding to the second change in the energization signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Klaus Joos, Ruben Schlueter, Jens Neuberg, Helerson Kemmer, Holger Rapp, Haris Hamedovic, Joerg Koenig, Anh-Tuan Hoang, Bernd Wichert, Achim Hirchenhein
  • Publication number: 20120158271
    Abstract: A method for operating an internal combustion engine, in particular, of a motor vehicle. The internal combustion engine includes an injector having a nozzle needle for injecting fuel into a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine, as well as an output stage component. A desired signal is specified for a lift characteristic of the nozzle needle. The injector is activated by the output stage component. A lift signal is ascertained that corresponds to the actual lift characteristic of the nozzle needle. An actual signal is ascertained from the lift signal. A deviation signal is ascertained in response to a deviation of the actual signal from the desired signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Klaus Joos, Werner Hess, Holger Rapp, Haris Hamedovic, Harry Friedmann, Andreas Koch, Ruben Schlueter, Christoph Heisen, Christian Reschke, Joerg Koenig, Stephanie Wirth, Achim Hirchenhein
  • Publication number: 20120152207
    Abstract: In a method for operating a fuel injector, a transition range of the characteristics curve of the injector is detected individually and adapted continuously, so that a monotonous characteristics curve is formed, with whose aid high metering precision of the injector is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Klaus Joos, Ruben Schlueter, Jens Neuberg, Helerson Kemmer, Holger Rapp, Haris Hamedovic, Joerg Koenig, Anh-Tuan Hoang, Bernd Wichert, Achim Hirchenhein