Heat management for control unit

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7240660
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11534164

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A method of reducing heat generated in a fuel injector driver controlled by an engine control unit (ECU) of a vehicle engine, the injector coupled to the engine, the method comprising of varying a number of fuel injector injections in an engine cycle as a temperature of the ECU varies, where during a first ECU temperature condition said injector performs a first number of injections in an engine cycle, said first number being at least two injections, and during a second temperature condition higher than said first temperature condition said injector performs a second number of injections less than said first number of injection in an engine cycle, said second number being at least one injection.

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FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC330 TOWN CENTER DRIVE SUITE 800 CHICAGO IL 48126

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bryant, Bruce Manassas, VA 4 25
Sureshbabu, Suresh Canton, MI 3 62
van, Nieuwstadt Michiel J Ann Arbor, MI 141 1668

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