Columbus, OH, United States
Columbus, OH, United States

Cummins Inc. is a Fortune 500 corporation that designs, manufactures, and distributes engines, filtration, and power generation products. Cummins also services engines and related equipment, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission control and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, United States, Cummins sells in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributors and approximately 6,000 dealers. Cummins reported net income of $1.64 billion on sales of $17.3 billion in 2012. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Cummins Inc. | Date: 2017-04-05

A method is disclosed for determining or diagnosing a reagent dosing system failure to provide sufficient reagent to an exhaust aftertreatment system that includes an SCR catalyst to satisfy a reagent dosing command. The method comprisis: determining a quantity of a reagent to inject with a dosing system over a dosing cycle to treat an exhaust gas in an exhaust system that includes a selective catalytic reduction catalyst, wherein the dosing cycle includes a plurality of dosing periods and a doser on-time and a doser off-time within each dosing period, wherein a predetermined portion of the quantity of the reagent is injected during the dosing on-time of each dosing period; operating the dosing system to inject the quantity of the reagent into the exhaust system during the dosing cycle, wherein operating the dosing system includes controlling a pump of the dosing system with pressure feedback control to maintain an operating pressure of the dosing system when the injector is opened; identifying a diagnostic dosing period from the dosing periods in the dosing cycle; during the diagnostic time period, suspending pressure feedback control of the pump while maintaining a speed of the pump; measuring a pressure drop of the dosing system downstream of the pump during the doser on-time of the diagnostic dosing period; and determining a fault condition of the dosing system in providing the quantity of the reagent in response to the pressure drop measured during the diagnostic dosing period.


Unique SCR catalyst including multiple washcoat formulations with differing performance characteristics are disclosed. One exemplary embodiment is an apparatus including a catalyst substrate defining a plurality of flow channels leading from an inlet to an outlet, a first washcoat composition distributed over a first portion of the flow channels, and a second washcoat composition distributed over a second portion of the flow channels. The first washcoat composition has a lower ammonia storage density than the second washcoat composition.


A system, method, and apparatus includes management of coasting during operation of a vehicle equipped with a predictive cruise control system.


Patent
Cummins Inc. | Date: 2015-11-12

An engine includes a cylinder having an internal combustion chamber and extending longitudinally, a cylinder head coupled to the cylinder, and a fuel-fed pre-chamber positioned within a portion of the cylinder head. The pre-chamber includes a pre-chamber volume and plurality of nozzle holes extending from the pre-chamber volume. The engine also includes an ignition source positioned longitudinally above the pre-chamber volume and a locating member positioned on at least one of the pre-chamber and the cylinder head. The locating member is configured to position the pre-chamber in a predetermined orientation within the cylinder head.


Patent
Cummins Inc. | Date: 2017-02-08

Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed that include an exhaust system and an air source external to the exhaust system that is configured to force additional air into the exhaust stream downstream of the engine and aftertreatment system to help mix cool air with the exhaust. The amount and timing of the mixing of the forced air with the exhaust can be determined by an electronic controller so that mixing air is provided in response to one or more predetermined operating conditions and/or anticipated operating conditions


An internal combustion engine includes a number of cylinders and a controller operably connected to interpret operating parameters related to the operation of the number of cylinders. A cylinder torque adjustment for each cylinder is determined from the operating parameters to provide a torque balancing response that reduces noise, vibration and/or harshness in engine operation.


An electronic control system is adapted to control a system including an internal combustion engine and an exhaust aftertreatment system including an SCR catalyst. The electronic control system provides a first dynamically determined weighting factor in response to performing a selected one of a plurality of calculations, determines an operating mode of the engine in response to an engine load and an engine speed, selects one of a plurality of inputs in response to the operating mode of the engine to provide an interpolation weighting factor, the plurality of inputs including the first dynamically determined weighting factor and one or more predetermined weighting factors, utilizes the interpolation weighting factor to interpolate between a first set of combustion control data and a second set of combustion control data to determine a set of combustion control values, and controls operation of the engine using the set of combustion control values.


A system and method are disclosed for improving the performance of an aftertreatment system by elevating its temperature above an activation temperature. According to at least one aspect of the present disclosure, the method includes injecting a quantity of a fuel into certain fueled cylinders of a plurality of combustion cylinders of an internal combustion engine, the plurality of combustion cylinders further including non-fueled cylinders. Exhaust from the fueled cylinders is directed through the aftertreatment system while uncombusted gas from the non-fueled cylinders is directed away from the aftertreatment system. In certain embodiments, the uncombusted gas may be directed into an intake manifold in fluid communication with the plurality of combustion cylinders through an orifice. The system includes an engine having exhaust valves to control flow of the exhaust and uncombusted gas and a controller configured to perform the operations of the method.


Patent
Cummins Inc. | Date: 2017-02-09

An intake manifold is provided that controls swirl on entry to a combustion chamber. Each intake manifold includes a fin or rib portion positioned to reduce or eliminate swirl induced by the configuration of the intake manifold, particularly when used in a large engine having a left bank and a right bank of combustion chambers. By controlling swirl induced by the intake manifold, swirl consistency is improved between engine cylinders and between the left bank and the right bank, improving the consistency of power output and reducing emissions, particularly particulate emissions, also called smoke.


Patent
Cummins Inc. | Date: 2017-02-09

An intake manifold is provided that controls swirl on entry to a combustion chamber. Each intake manifold includes a fin or rib portion positioned to reduce or eliminate swirl induced by the configuration of the intake manifold, particularly when used in a large engine having a left bank and a right bank of combustion chambers. By controlling swirl induced by the intake manifold, charge motion consistency is improved between engine cylinders and between the left bank and the right bank, thereby improving the consistency of combustion and power output, improving efficiency and reducing emissions (e.g., decreased particulate emissions (also described as smoke), hydrocarbon emissions, and NOx emissions), and further including an improved knock margin, improved fuel economy, wider rich and lean limits, etc.

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