# Cygan, Jr., MI

## Gary Cygan, Jr., Auburn Hills, MI US

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20120067319 | WINDAGE TRAY WITH TAIL - A windage tray, for an engine having a crankshaft and a sump, includes a tray that is generally shaped to be located at least partially between the crankshaft and the sump. The tray has at least one tail extending from the tray generally toward the sump to direct oil from the crankshaft toward the sump. | 03-22-2012 |

## Gary Robert Cygan, Jr., Auburn Hills, MI US

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20150275772 | MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES - An engine control method includes: generating a first predicted engine output torque and a first predicted mass of air per cylinder (APC) based on a model of the spark ignition engine and a first set of possible target values determined based on an engine torque request; generating a second predicted engine output torque and a second predicted mass of APC based on the model of the spark ignition engine and a second set of possible target values determined based on the engine torque request; determining a first cost for the first set of possible target values; determining a second cost for the second set of possible target values; selecting one of the first and second sets based on the first and second costs; and setting target values based on the possible target values of the selected one of the first and second sets. | 10-01-2015 |

20150275784 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A TORQUE CAPACITY OF AN ENGINE USING MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL - A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a desired capacity module, an anticipated torque request module, and an engine actuator module. The desired capacity module generates a desired torque capacity of an engine at a future time based on a present torque request and a maximum torque output of the engine. The anticipated torque request module generates an anticipated torque request based on the desired torque capacity. The engine actuator module controls an actuator of the engine at a present time based on the anticipated torque request. | 10-01-2015 |

20150275785 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE RESPONSE TIME OF AN ENGINE USING MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL - A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a model predictive control (MPC) module and an actuator module. The MPC module generates predicted parameters based on a model of a subsystem and a set of possible target values. The MPC module generates a cost for the set of possible target values based on the predicted parameters and at least one of weighting values and references values. The MPC module adjusts the at least one of the weighting values and the reference values based on a desired rate of change in an operating condition of the subsystem. The MPC module selects the set of possible target values from multiple sets of possible target values based on the cost. The actuator module adjusts an actuator of the subsystem based on at least one of the target values. | 10-01-2015 |

20150275789 | ARTIFICIAL OUTPUT REFERENCE FOR MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL - A control system includes a control module that receives a first request corresponding to a control value for at least one of a plurality of actuators, selectively receives a second request associated with a predicted future control value for at least one of the plurality of actuators, determines a target value for the actuator based on the first request if the second request was not received, and generates a reference signal representing the second request if the second request was received. The reference signal indicates at least one of a predicted increase in the control value and a predicted decrease in the control value. A model predictive control module receives the reference signal and adjusts one of the plurality of actuators associated with the predicted future control value based on the reference signal. | 10-01-2015 |

20150275792 | CATALYST LIGHT OFF TRANSITIONS IN A GASOLINE ENGINE USING MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL - A system includes a catalyst light-off module that selectively generates a first signal based on an engine coolant temperature and an estimated exhaust enthalpy, a setpoint module that selectively initiates a catalyst light-off period in response to receiving the first signal and that generates a desired exhaust enthalpy, and a first model predictive control (MPC) module that generates predicted parameters based on a model of an engine and a set of possible target values, generates a cost for the set of possible target values based on the predicted parameters and the desired exhaust enthalpy, and selects the set of possible target values from multiple sets of possible target values based on the cost. The system also includes an engine actuator module that adjusts an actuator of the engine based on at least one of the target values. | 10-01-2015 |

20150275795 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCREASING THE TEMPERATURE OF A CATALYST WHEN AN ENGINE IS STARTED USING MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL - A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a first model predictive control (MPC) module and an engine actuator module. The first MPC module generates predicted parameters based on a model of an engine and a set of possible target values and generates a cost for the set of possible target values based on the predicted parameters and a desired exhaust enthalpy. The first MPC module also selects the set of possible target values from multiple sets of possible target values based on the cost. The engine actuator module adjusts an actuator of the engine based on at least one of the target values. | 10-01-2015 |

20150275796 | MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FUTURE TORQUE CHANGES - A prediction module, based on a set of possible target values for M future times and a model of an engine, determines predicted torques of the engine for the M future times, respectively. M is an integer greater than one. A cost module determines a cost for the set of possible target values based on comparisons of the predicted torques for the M future times with engine torque requests for the M future times, respectively. A selection module, based on the cost, selects the set of possible target values from a group including the set of possible target values and N other sets of possible target values, wherein N is an integer greater than zero, and sets target values based on the selected set of possible target values. An actuator module controls an engine actuator based on a first one of the target values. | 10-01-2015 |