Multi-stroke internal combustion engine for facilitation of auto-ignition operation

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7426916
APP PUB NO 20080098969A1
SERIAL NO

11554526

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A method of operating an engine having at least one cylinder including an intake valve and an exhaust valve, the method comprising of injecting a first amount of fuel into the cylinder; auto-igniting a first mixture of air and said first amount of fuel by compressing said first mixture; injecting a second amount of fuel into the cylinder after auto-igniting said first mixture; combusting a second mixture of said second amount of fuel and gasses from auto-ignition of said first mixture; holding an intake valve of the cylinder closed between auto-igniting the first mixture and combusting the second mixture; and exhausting said combusted second mixture.

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FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC330 TOWN CENTER DRIVE SUITE 800 SOUTH DEARBORN MI 48126

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gibson, Alex Ann Arbor, MI 22 572
Reed, Dennis Dexter, MI 12 306
Trask, Nate Dearborn, MI 29 616

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