US Patent No. 9,267,457

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ENGINE DURING A RESTART


Patent No. 9,267,457
Issue Date February 23, 2016
Title Method For Controlling An Engine During A Restart
Inventorship Donald J. Lewis, Bath Springs, TN (US)
Gopichandra Surnilla, West Bloomfield, MI (US)
Ross Dykstra Pursifull, Dearborn, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,267,457

1. A method for controlling a vehicle engine, the engine being coupled to a transmission, comprising:
in response to a first operating condition, restarting the engine by engaging an engine starter and at least partially engaging
the transmission to assist in spinning-up of the engine from rest while a vehicle is traveling;

adjusting at least one of a throttle position, spark advance, cam angle, and fuel timing in response to a second operating
condition during the engine restarting; and

further comprising adjusting the throttle position responsive to an operator torque demand.