Patent Number: 9,970,403

Title: Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

Abstract: When a start condition is satisfied after the internal combustion engine has been stopped according to an automatic stop control, a control apparatus reversely rotates the engine to compress an air in an expansion stroke cylinder at that time point, and thereafter generates a first time combustion. The apparatus determines whether the start condition becomes satisfied based on a first start request owing to a driving operation by a driver of a vehicle on which the engine is mounted. When the start condition becomes satisfied based on the first start request, the control apparatus makes a maximum value of an engine generating torque by the first time combustion and/or a maximum torque of the engine generating torque by a second time combustion larger as compared to when the start condition becomes satisfied based on a second start request other than the first start request.

Inventors: Hayashima; Naoki (Susono, JP), Tabata; Mitsuhiro (Sunto-gun, JP), Murakami; Koji (Susono, JP), Takahashi; Tomoya (Ebina, JP)

Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: F01L 1/34 (20060101); F02N 19/00 (20100101); F02D 13/02 (20060101); F02N 11/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-05-15 0:00:00