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Condition Responsive Control Of Starting Device

Condition Responsive Control Of Starting Device patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

08/14/14 - 20140224205 - Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for pressurizing a transmission hydraulic circuit including a transmission mechanical pump coupled to an engine though a gearbox. One example method comprises, during an engine start, adjusting a speed ratio between the transmission pump and the engine between a first speed ratio and a second...

05/29/14 - 20140144403 - Engine start determining apparatus
An apparatus includes a dynamo-electric machine driving an engine, and a calculator calculating an increment in a crank angular acceleration of the engine every certain period from a base time after the driving of the engine by the dynamo-electric machine. The apparatus further includes a determiner determining that the engine...

05/15/14 - 20140130762 - System for starting power systems with multiple generator units
A control system and strategy for starting power systems having a plurality of power modules. For example, a multi-engine generator set switcher locomotive has three power modules each of which have an engine associated therewith. Upon receiving a command from the locomotive indicating to the engine control module to start...

02/13/14 - 20140041613 - Engine start system minimizing mechanical impact or noise
An engine start system which may be employed in automotive idle stop systems. To start an engine, the system brings a pinion gear into engagement with a ring gear coupled to the engine and turns on an electric motor to rotate the ring gear through the pinion gear to crank...

01/16/14 - 20140014054 - Engine starting strategy to avoid resonant frequency
A machine comprising an engine operable at various engine speeds including a resonant frequency engine speed. The machine comprises a hybrid motor operatively connected to the engine, the hybrid motor being adapted to apply power to the engine. An electronic control module is configured to control the hybrid motor to...

01/16/14 - 20140014055 - Engine starting strategy to avoid resonant frequency
A machine comprising a clutch, an engine operable at a resonant frequency engine speed, and a hybrid motor. The hybrid motor is connected to the engine through the clutch. The hybrid motor applies power to the engine when the clutch is engaged, and does not apply power to the engine...

01/02/14 - 20140000541 - Control device and control method for starter, and vehicle
A starter can independently drive an actuator for moving a pinion gear to a position where the pinion gear is engaged with a ring gear and a motor for rotating the pinion gear. When synchronization between the ring gear and the pinion gear is restricted, a rotation mode in which...

01/02/14 - 20140000542 - Work apparatus having a braking arrangement
A work apparatus has a work tool and a combustion engine for driving the work tool and further includes a start enrichment device for the combustion engine. The start enrichment device has a start position and is actuated via an operating mode selector. The work apparatus has a braking arrangement...

12/19/13 - 20130333655 - Method of cold starting an internal combustion engine in hybrid applications
A method to start operation of an internal combustion engine of a hybrid powertrain includes initiating rotation of a crankshaft of the engine with at least one electric machine in accordance with a first ramping profile until a first predetermined speed is achieved in response to an engine start event...

12/05/13 - 20130319360 - System for cranking internal combustion engine by engagement of pinion with ring gear
In a system, an engine restating module is capable of executing an engine restart task to crank an automatically stopped engine if an engine restart condition is met. The engine restart task includes energization of a mechanism to thereby shift a pinion to be engaged with a ring gear, and...

12/05/13 - 20130319361 - Control device for internal combustion engine
An object of the present invention is to be able to execute motor assist only when it is necessary at a time of starting an engine, and drive a motor efficiently. An engine 10 includes a starter motor 34 for aiding in starting, and performs motor assist by the starter...

10/17/13 - 20130269644 - Start control system and vehicle
In a start control system for a vehicle, a memory stores a first setting value used to control a clutch to attain a start standby state and a second setting value used to control the clutch to attain a start preparation position. A clutch controller controls the clutch to attain...

09/26/13 - 20130247857 - Engine start control system
When an ECM activates as powered from a generator, a decision unit determines occurrence of instantaneous interruption and reactivation of the ECM, if engine speed detected by an engine speed sensor immediately after activation of the ECM is found to be not smaller than a predetermined number of rotation Y....

09/19/13 - 20130239921 - Engine start assist system
An arrangement and a method are provided for improving performance of a start assist system for an internal combustion engine of a vehicle comprising: a start/stop system, a primary source of electrical energy, a secondary source of electrical energy, an electrical starter motor, an engine control unit, and additional vehicle...

09/12/13 - 20130233268 - Engine starting apparatus
An engine starting apparatus is provided with: a target torque setting device for setting a sum of a cranking base torque for cranking an engine and a vibration controlling torque for suppressing vibration of a power transmission system due to resonance of a damper, as a target torque to be...

08/22/13 - 20130213336 - Supplementary energy starting system incorporating a timing circuit
An engine cranking system and a method of cranking an engine are provided. The engine cranking system comprises an engine, cranking motor, and capacitor. The engine cranking system further comprises an electrical path interconnecting the cranking motor or a battery to the capacitor. The engine cranking system further comprises a...

08/15/13 - 20130206093 - Choke override for an engine
A choke system for an internal combustion engine includes a carburetor having a choke valve disposed in a passage; a cooling fan providing a variable air flow; an air vane moveable in response to the variable air flow; an air vane linkage coupling the air vane to the choke valve,...

07/11/13 - 20130174801 - Vehicular starter solenoid
Described embodiments include an aftermarket solenoid for a starting system of a vehicle. The solenoid includes a relay. The solenoid also includes an insulating cap with first and second control terminals, and first and second starter circuit terminals protruding through the cap. A control voltage between the first and second...

06/06/13 - 20130139775 - Device and method for controlling starter, and vehicle
A starter includes a pinion gear that can be engaged with a ring gear coupled to a crankshaft of an engine, an actuator to move the pinion gear to a position where the pinion gear is engaged with the ring gear in a driven state, and a motor to rotate...

06/06/13 - 20130139776 - Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Method and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle system including an engine that is selectively deactivated during engine idle-stop conditions. One example method comprises, adjusting a brake torque applied to a deactivated rotating engine after an engine restart request, the brake torque applied to slow the engine to at...

05/30/13 - 20130133604 - Starter system
Some embodiments of the invention provide a starter system including a starter, capable of being in communication with an electronic control unit. The starter can include a motor coupled to a circuit and a pinion including a plunger, and a plurality of solenoid assemblies that includes a plurality of biasing...

05/30/13 - 20130133605 - Starter system
Some embodiments of the invention provide a starter system including a starter, capable of being in communication with an electronic control unit. The starter can include a motor coupled to a circuit and a pinion including a plunger, and a plurality of solenoid assemblies including a plurality of biasing members....

05/23/13 - 20130125850 - Starter motor control with pre-spin
A control circuit receives a starting signal from a powertrain control module of a vehicle and delays the coupling of the main starting current from the battery to the starting motor until a reduced current in an alternative flow path is provided to the starter motor, initiating its motion. In...

05/16/13 - 20130118431 - Starter control device, starter control method, and engine starting device
A starter includes a pinion gear, an actuator for moving the pinion gear to a position where the pinion gear is engaged with a ring gear in a driven state, and a motor for rotating the pinion gear. An ECU includes a rotation mode in which the motor is driven...

05/02/13 - 20130104828 - Engine starting device and vehicle incorporating the same
A device for starting an engine includes a starter for starting the engine and an ECU for controlling the starter. The starter includes a pinion gear structured to engage with a ring gear coupled to a crankshaft of the engine, an actuator for moving the pinion gear to an engagement...

05/02/13 - 20130104829 - Engine start control device
An engine start control device includes: a control valve which adjusts a gas flow rate of a gas channel provided so as to bypass a throttle valve of an engine; a starter motor capable of driving a crankshaft of the engine; a control unit which controls an opening degree of...

01/03/13 - 20130000585 - Starter supply network
A starter supply network having a first energy source for the primary energy supply of a starter motor, the first energy source being coupled to a network terminal of the starter supply network; a second energy source; and a coupler, which is configured to couple the second energy source to...

12/20/12 - 20120318227 - In-vehicle engine start control apparatus
An in-vehicle engine start control apparatus stops a fuel injection instruction after rotationally driving a DC electric motor preliminarily by issuing a rotational driving instruction when an automatic stop condition is satisfied, and subsequently restarts the in-vehicle engine by issuing a push control instruction to a pinion gear immediately before...

11/29/12 - 20120298062 - Method for controlling a micro-hybrid system
A method of controlling a vehicle associated micro-hybrid system. The system includes a reversible rotary electrical machine that is connected to a thermal engine of a motor vehicle. The method includes: controlling a step of pre-fluxing of a rotor of the reversible rotary electrical machine when a control module receives...

11/22/12 - 20120291739 - Start control apparatus for engine generator
In a start control apparatus for an engine generator having a booster adapted to boost an output of a battery, there is provided an engine starter adapted to supply the boosted battery output to an output winding as a motor current to start the engine, and it is configured to...

10/18/12 - 20120260878 - Engine starting device
A ring gear to be coupled to a crankshaft of an engine; a starter motor for starting the engine; a pinion gear for transmitting rotation of the starter motor to the ring gear; pinion-gear meshing-engagement unit for moving the pinion gear to achieve meshing engagement with the ring gear; rpm-difference...

10/04/12 - 20120247413 - Engine starting system
A starting system for an internal combustion engine of a vehicle includes a second motor configured to drive a second load, a first motor configured to selectively drive either the engine or a first load, and a controller configured to control the first and second motors such that when the...

08/30/12 - 20120216768 - Starter control apparatus
An ECU for controlling a starter includes a transistor in addition to transistors, which turn on relays provided for a pinion gear and a motor of the starter, respectively. The transistor is provided in a current path, which connects a line of a battery voltage and a junction between upstream...

08/30/12 - 20120216769 - Method and device for controlling a stop-start program
A starter is supplied with current for a certain current feed duration during meshing of a starter pinion of the starter with a coasting internal combustion engine. The current feed is shut down after reaching the certain current feed duration and an induced voltage is measured. The measured induced voltage...

08/16/12 - 20120204826 - Method for meshing a starting pinion of a starter device with a toothed ring of an internal combustion engine
In a method for meshing a starting pinion of a starter device with a toothed ring of an internal combustion engine, during the engagement process, characteristic vibrations are measured in the internal combustion engine, wherein in the event of a vibration parameter lying outside an admissible value range, the actuation...

08/09/12 - 20120199089 - Push button starting system for outdoor power equipment
A starting system for outdoor power equipment that has a controller and a start button to control the activation of an internal combustion engine. The starting system includes a controller that receives a start signal from a start button. The controller monitors for the presence of an enable device in...

08/02/12 - 20120192826 - Starter control systems and methods for engine rockback
A system for a vehicle, includes a rockback detection module and a starter disabling module. The rockback detection module receives a crankshaft position signal from a bi-directional crankshaft sensor and selectively indicates that a crankshaft of an engine is rotating in a first direction based on the crankshaft position signal....

07/26/12 - 20120186551 - Device for starting an internal combustion engine
A device for starting an internal combustion engine has a meshing module which is provided for meshing a drive pinion, a starter motor, a switching module via which a starter current is suppliable to the starter motor, and a control unit which is provided for energizing the meshing module and...

06/07/12 - 20120138005 - Engine throttle control with brake booster
Methods and systems are provided for reducing variability in air-fuel control due to variations in brake booster vacuum levels at an engine start. A throttle position is adjusted during an engine start based on the vacuum availability in the brake booster to control a rate of intake aircharge flow. By...

05/03/12 - 20120103291 - Engine control device for working vehicle
An engine control device for a working vehicle in which a start switch starting an engine and a starter relay supplying electric current to a starting motor for assisting the starting of the engine in connection with the start switch are connected to a controller, the controller supplies the starter...

02/02/12 - 20120024252 - System and method for starting an engine using low electric power
A method and a system are provided for starting an engine that is employed for propulsion of a vehicle. The method includes determining that an engine start via a starter is desired, wherein the starter is powered by an energy storage device. The method also includes determining a state of...

09/29/11 - 20110232596 - Method for starting an engine
A method for improving starting of an engine that may be repeatedly stopped and started is presented. In one embodiment, the method disengages a starter in response to a first predicted combustion in a cylinder of the engine. The method may reduce one-way clutch degradation of a starter. Further, the...

07/14/11 - 20110168117 - Control system and method for preventing engine stalls
A control system for an engine including a starter may include a speed determination module that determines a first rotational speed of the engine during a run period contiguously following a period of starting the engine using the starter, and a speed control module that, when the first rotational speed...

06/30/11 - 20110155085 - Engine control apparatus and engine control method
An engine control apparatus is provided that controls an engine which is restarted using an AC motor. The engine control apparatus comprises an engine rotational direction determining section, a restart command determining section and an engine restart prohibiting section. The engine rotational direction determining section is configured to determine a...

06/23/11 - 20110146609 - Automatic starting device for engine
An automatic starting device for the engine, which quietly and quickly restarts the engine when a re-acceleration request is made by a driver, is provided. In a case where it is judged that a vehicle is decelerating and fuel injection is currently stopped, when it is then judged that a...

06/16/11 - 20110139108 - Control of a pre-spun starter
A method is provided for controlling a starting system for an engine of a motor vehicle. The motor vehicle includes a pre-spun starter for selective meshing with and starting of the engine, and a controller for controlling the starting of the engine. The method includes sensing of a rotational speed...

06/09/11 - 20110132307 - Method for starting an engine
A method for improving starting of an engine that may be repeatedly stopped and started is presented. In one embodiment, the method disengages a starter in response to a first predicted combustion in a cylinder of the engine. The method may reduce one-way clutch degradation of a starter. Further, the...

05/26/11 - 20110120405 - Engine control device
A ring gear is connected to a crank shaft of an engine. A pinion is placed to face to the ring gear. When the engine is started, an ECU performs cranking of the engine under a state where the ring gear and the pinion are in mesh. The ECU releases...

05/19/11 - 20110114049 - Four stroke single cylinder combustion engine starting system
A four stroke single cylinder combustion engine starting system with an electrical machine is operable as both a generator and a motor. The starting system has a single cylinder four stroke combustion engine. A piston of the engine is coupled to a shaft of the electrical machine. The starting system...

04/21/11 - 20110088646 - Combustion state detection device for internal combustion engine
A combustion state detection device for an internal combustion engine includes: an ignition control unit that controls activation of a primary winding for ignition; a comparison value setting unit that sets a comparison value with respect to an ion signal; and a combustion state discrimination unit that determines the occurrence...

01/27/11 - 20110017164 - Vehicle hybridization system
A vehicle control system is programmed to stop the vehicle's internal combustion engine upon certain conditions including the vehicle being stopped and engine temperature having reached a minimum operating level. On vehicles equipped with air brakes and having an engine driven air compressor, engine restarts are provided by an air...