Engine air supply systems

  • US 5,606,951 A
  • Filed: 11/30/1995
  • Issued: 03/04/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/30/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of controlling the air supply to an internal combustion engine having a means to throttle the air flow to the engine comprising:

  • determining the air demand in response to a driver initiated signal;

    determining an initial position of said throttle means in response to the driver initiated signal;

    determining the actual rate of air supply to the engine and comparing said actual rate of air supply with said determined air demand;

    moving the throttle means to said initial position; and

    adjusting the position of the throttle means to bring the actual rate of air supply within acceptable operating limits of said determined air demand.

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