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Method and system for controlling a transfer case clutch to protect
against excessive heat
In a motor vehicle driveline including a transfer case whose output is continually connected to a first output, a clutch, operating partially engaged, responds...
Automated manual transmission launch control
The present invention relates to launch control of a vehicle having an automated manual transmission and an automated clutch selectively engaging an output of an...
Integrated sensing system
A vehicle control system includes a housed sensor cluster generating a plurality of signals. An integrated controller includes a sensor signal compensation unit...
System and method for retrieving and displaying vehicle control unit data
A system and method for retrieving and displaying data from an onboard memory of an electronic control unit in a vehicle is disclosed. The electronic control...
Launch control of a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for controlling a vehicle launch using a transmission having an input, a current gear, an input clutch associated with a target gear and an output, an...
Power steering pump
A power steering pump for an automotive vehicle including a housing defining a compartment, a cam plate disposed within the housing, a rotor disposed within the...
Lighting system and method
A lighting system and method enables the generation of light in a manner that reduces the generation of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and/or radio frequency...
Striker reinforcement for hydroformed automotive door frame
A striker reinforcement plate is configured for installation into the interior of a closed section, hydroformed tubular automotive frame member. The striker...
Cargo space arrangement
A cargo space arrangement for a vehicle comprising a main cargo space positioned inside a vehicle door, a load floor forming a lower area of the main cargo...
Rear seat cushion underside storage flap
A storage area defined by a folded-forward rear seat cushion, an upright rear seatback, the floor tunnel, and an article retaining flap which is stowed when not...
Method for controlling an electrical actuator
A method to improve the performance of an electrically controlled actuator is described. The method is capable of improving engine starting during at least some...
Online system of ordering and specifying consumer product having specific
An online method of ordering and purchasing customized products is provided. The method includes receiving a custom order message incorporating order data and...
System and method to control engine during de-sulphurization operation in
a hybrid vehicle
A vehicle system, comprising of an engine with a first cylinder and a second cylinder operating with different engine torques, a motor coupled to said engine...
High density hydrogen storage material
A hydrogen storage material. The hydrogen storage material is a combination of LiBH.sub.4 with MH.sub.x. In one embodiment, x is 0 to 3. In one embodiment,...
Aerodynamic rain-hat for vehicle air intake
A rain-hat is mounted over the fresh air intake opening of an automotive vehicle to restrict the passage of free water into the fresh air intake opening. The...
Four point seat belt system
A four-point seat belt system for restraining a vehicle occupant in a vehicle seat is disclosed. Two shoulder belts are provided which are buckled together with...
Automotive side door air bind reduction grommet
A side door grommet is formed in an L-shaped configuration to be seated in a side door between the primary and secondary door seals to release air pressure...
Vehicle power transfer system and method, and vehicle using the same
A vehicle power transfer system and method, and vehicle using the same. The vehicle power transfer system including a differential unit coupled to a half axle,...
Variable set point fuel pressure regulator
A fuel pressure regulator is provided. The fuel pressure regulator includes a body forming an inlet and an outlet, a seal element positioned intermediate the...
Approach for engine start synchronization
A method of starting an engine is provided. The engine includes a cylinder and a fuel injector configured to directly inject fuel into the cylinder. The method...
Vehicle 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...
Hybrid thermal energy conversion for HCCI heated intake charge system
A method of operating an internal combustion engine coupled in a hybrid powertrain, the method comprising of extracting waste energy from a component of an...
Engine valve operation
Various approaches are described for operating an engine in a vehicle having variable valve operation for an intake and/or exhaust valve of the cylinder. In one...
System and method for boosted direct injection engine
An engine system, comprising of a combustion chamber selectively communicating with an intake manifold via at least an intake valve and an exhaust manifold via...
Internal combustion engine and method of control
The invention relates to an internal combustion engine comprising at least two cylinders, at each of which at least one inlet for at least one combustion...
Monitoring of a cam profile switching system in internal combustion
A method and apparatus for detecting degradation in the cam profile switching system in either bank 2, 3 of a V-engine 1 relies on a comparison of the lambda...
Method for controlling cylinder air charge for a turbo charged engine
having variable event valve actuators
A method for controlling cylinder air charge of an engine having a compressor is presented. In one example, the description includes a method for coordinating...
Method and arrangement for purifying exhaust gas in an internal combustion
The invention relates to a method for purifying exhaust gas in an internal combustion engine provided with an LNT and a particulate matter filter arranged in an...
Vehicle fog light bezel
Vehicle front bumper cover
Vehicle upper grille
System and method for receiving information in a vehicle
Aspects of the invention provide a system and method for receiving information in a vehicle. Information pertaining to the vehicle's driver may be stored....
Vehicle having a front end body structure
A vehicle having a front end body structure. The vehicle includes first and second inner fender castings having first and second mating portions, respectively,...
Tether venting system for airbag module
A system and method for venting an airbag is provided. The system includes a set of vent doors, thereby reducing the overall package spaced that would otherwise...
Automobile steering linkage systems and methods
Automobile steering linkage systems and methods are provided in the various embodiments of the present invention. Some embodiments of the present invention can...
Biasing drive torque to a secondary axle in a motor vehicle powertrain
A method for transmitting power to the wheels of a motor vehicle includes driveably connecting an output of a transmission to a first set of wheels, varying the...
Method and system for determining final desired wheel power in a hybrid
electric vehicle powertrain
A control method and system for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain is disclosed. A filtered, profiled battery power modifier is used in calculating a final...
Engine and valvetrain with dual pushrod lifters and independent lash
A multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having a camshaft-driven valvetrain with a camshaft disposed within an engine block includes at least two intake...
Fuel efficient method and system for hybrid vehicles
A method and system determines when a climate control system of a hybrid vehicle can be operated without the use of an A/C compressor. The method and system make...