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Method for determining valve degradation
A method for determining degraded valve operation. According to the method, valve degradation can be determined from the duration of a spark event. This method...
Fuel delivery system diagnostics after shut-down
A method for operation of a fuel delivery system in an internal combustion engine including a lower pressure pump, a higher pressure pump fluidly coupled...
Engine and exhaust heating for hybrid vehicle
A method for controlling a vehicle engine having a plurality of cylinders and an electric motor configured to rotate the engine is provided. The method includes,...
Exhaust system for an engine
An exhaust system for an engine, comprising of a first exhaust passage providing a first flow area, a second exhaust passage communicatively coupled to the first...
Vehicle wheel cover
Vehicle wheel cover
Vehicle wheel cover
Vehicle scuff plate
Method and system for assessing the risk of a vehicle dealership
defaulting on a financial obligation
The present invention relates to a method and system of assessing the risk of a vehicle dealership defaulting on a financial obligation. A preferred method...
System and method of subjective evaluation of a vehicle design within a
virtual environment using a virtual reality
A system for subjective evaluation of a vehicle design within a virtual environment includes a scaleable physical property representative of the vehicle design...
Indicating a low volume of fluid in a transmission sump
A method for sensing a volume of fluid located in an oil sump of a motor vehicle transmission includes repetitively determining a rate of change of a temperature...
Method and system for presence detection
A method for presence detection using a microwave transmitter and a microwave receiver, the method including generating a sequence of clock pulses by means of a...
Method for controlling weld energy
A method for controlling weld energy used in a welding process. The method includes establishing a weld energy profile having a total weld energy used over the...
Power window switch apparatus
The present invention relates to a power window switch apparatus (1) having a switch housing (5) supporting at least one actuation element (2) for user access at...
Delivery of dry formulations of octreotide
Methods and devices are described for delivering octreotide to a patient, comprising implanting a controlled release composition for delivering octreotide,...
Clam shell bracket connecting automotive structural members
A structural joint configuration is used in an automotive body structure in which a transverse roof cross member has a convoluted formed shape that must be...
Dual cell body side rail for automotive vehicles
A body side rail construction for an automotive vehicle is formed in a dual cell configuration. A reversed C-shaped channel is welded to the closed section of...
Self-adjusting automotive radiator grille support
A support for an automotive radiator grille that is supported from the hood assembly of the vehicle is formed of two major components, a support bracket and a...
Integrated tow hook and bumper mounting bracket
An integrated tow hook and vehicle bumper mounting bracket assembly including a mounting bracket including a frame mounting surface and a bumper mounting...
Integrated exhaust manifold and cylinder head gasket
A gasket assembly for an internal combustion engine having a cylinder head gasket and an exhaust manifold gasket. The cylinder head gasket and the exhaust...
Vehicle trunk taillight
Vehicle side mirror
Active safety system for a vehicle and a method for operation in an active
An active safety system for a vehicle includes an external object sensor system arranged on a host vehicle. The sensor system designed to sense objects external...
Air bag and a method of folding an air bag
An air bag for a motor vehicle and a method of folding an air bag. The method includes the steps of positioning the air bag, extending the air bag in a first...
Automotive vehicle tow hooks
An automotive vehicle is provided with a vehicle body and at least one tow hook. The vehicle body has a front end and a rear end. The at least one tow hook is...
Control system for a hybrid electric vehicle to anticipate the need for a
A parallel hybrid electric vehicle method and system including an internal combustion engine (ICE), an electric traction motor/generator, and a controller. A...
Phase adjusting device
The invention relates to a transmission assembly (34), for imparting a phase difference between an outer wheel and an inner wheel of a spline VVT. The assembly...
Vehicle rear bumper cover
Catalyst composition for use in a lean NO.sub.x trap and method of using
A lean NO.sub.x trap composition. The lean NO.sub.x trap composition utilizes ruthenium in place of higher cost metals such as platinum. The lean NO.sub.x trap...
Automotive braking system with master cylinder force simulator
A brake-by-wire automotive braking system includes a master cylinder connected to a number of wheel cylinders, with the master cylinder being actuated by a brake...
Combination secondary master cylinder and brake pedal compliance device
for automotive braking system
A combination secondary master cylinder and brake pedal compliance device for an automotive braking system includes a cylinder having a signal chamber, a working...
Variable output inflator
A method of inflating an airbag with a fluid includes sending a signal to open a first valve and opening the first valve. The method also includes directing a...
Ultrasonic welding apparatus
An ultrasonic welding apparatus having an extractable sonotrode. The sonotrode having a non-threaded outer peripheral surface and a tapered mating surface that...
Electronic throttle control supercharging
A drive system. The drive system includes an engine configured to convert chemical energy into mechanical energy, an electronically-controlled air throttle...
Approach for facilitating engine mode transitions
A method of transitioning a cylinder of an engine from a spark ignition mode to a homogeneous charge compression ignition mode, the cylinder having at least one...
System and method for adaptive control of variable valve lift tappet
A method of controlling cylinder valve switching between a first valve condition and a second valve condition for transitioning between combustion modes of an...
Hydraulic actuation system for improved engine control
A system for an internal combustion engine of a vehicle is provided. The system comprises a hydraulic pump configured to be powered at least partially by a...
Dual clutch transmission having reduced axial length
A multiple speed power transmission comprises: an input; an output; first and second input shafts releasably coupled to the input by first and second friction...
Vehicle door glass blocker and breaker
A vehicle door glass blocker assembly including a blocking bracket securable to a vehicle door frame panel, and a blocking edge integrally formed with the...