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Catalytic device with fuel cell portion and catalytic conversion portion
An apparatus comprising an internal combustion engine, an exhaust system for conducting exhaust emitted by the engine, and a catalytic device associated with the...
Outside ambient temperature initialization technique
A method of determining air temperature outside a passenger compartment of a motor vehicle, the motor vehicle having an engine and an outside air temperature...
Active head restraint with self resetting mechanism
An apparatus includes a seat back having an outer surface that selectively contacts a seat occupant and a head restraint extending from the seat back that has a...
Engine compartment hood latch structure for a motor vehicle
A hood latch structure (1) for a motor vehicle body having a soft-nose outer skin panel (2) and a hood (3) providing an overlying structure for a grille opening...
Automotive onboard fire suppression system reservoir having multifunction
An automotive vehicle includes a vehicle body and at least one reservoir containing a fire suppressant agent. A distribution system receives the fire suppression...
System and method for operating a multiple fuel engine
A system and method to control valve timing and valve lift of an engine is described. The valve timing can be adjusted to improve engine operation when a range...
Dual drive radiator fan and coolant pump system for an internal combustion
A dual drive radiator fan and coolant pump system for a liquid-cooled reciprocating internal combustion engine includes a coolant pump with an impeller shaft...
Gear selection strategy for a dual clutch transmission
A method for controlling gear shifts in a multiple speed power transmission for a vehicle that includes a first clutch for transmitting power through a first...
Method and system for configuring and ordering consumer product
A system and method (100, 310, 510) of inventory tracking and custom ordering over a computer network (316). The system includes a multimedia user interface...
Method for improving the operation of electrically controlled actuators
for an internal combustion engine
A method to improve the performance of an electrically operable actuator is described. The method demagnetizes at least the core of an electromagnet to improve...
Active wheel speed sensor tester
A tester for testing an active wheel speed sensor of a vehicle, comprising: a module testing portion to assess operation of a system control module by monitoring...
Vehicle having a closure system
A vehicle having a closure system that includes a closure structure, a body structure component, and a hinge pin. The closure structure is configured to pivot...
System and method for compensation of fuel injector limits
A method for an engine configured to deliver an actively varying relative ratio of a first and second fuel via a delivery system having a first and second...
Engine control system
A system for improving engine operation during a condition of engine controller degradation is presented. According to one aspect of the description, the engine...
Vehicle side door
Vehicle lift gate
Vehicle instrument panel
Vehicle front valance
System and method to improve drivability with deceleration fuel shut off
A method of controlling fuel injection in an engine of a vehicle having an all wheel drive or 4.times.4 system comprises restricting deactivation of the fuel...
Tunable inner fender structure
A tunable inner fender structure including a body having a set of apertures and a tunable member that extends through the set of apertures.
A power assist system for a motor vehicle subsystem having a component support structure is described. The power assist system comprises a fluid reservoir, a...
Vehicle front bumper cover
Vehicle rear valance
Vehicle rear bumper cover
Vehicle rear bumper cover
Vehicle rear bumper cover
Integrated vehicle control system using dynamically determined vehicle
A vehicle includes a control system that is used to control a vehicle system. The control system determines a roll condition in response to a yaw rate sensor and...
Motor control system for the PWM control of an electric motor
The subject of the present invention is a motor control system having a monitoring circuit for monitoring PWM control for a DC electric motor, the PWM control...
Seat belt retractor system
A seat belt retractor system for a vehicle having a vehicle safety system. The seat belt is retracted at a faster rate when a threat is detected using a...
Wear resistant coated sheet metal die and method to manufacture a wear
resistant coated sheet metal forming die
A method to manufacture a steel die having a Physical Vapor Deposition wear resistant coating on a profile surface and a steel die formed thereby is disclosed....
Method and system for directing the sourcing of a part or component from a
A purchasing entity directs the sourcing of one or more components of a part in a microprocessor-based method. The microprocessor-based method comprises...
High voltage interlock system and control strategy
A High Voltage Interlock Loop (HVIL) system and Control Strategy is provided for an alternative fuel vehicle including an electric, a hybrid electric, or a fuel...
Support structure for roof reinforcement
A support structure comprises a first portion for sliding attachment to a seat having a front, a back, and two sides, and a second portion connected to the first...
Engine system for multi-fluid operation
A system for an engine, comprising of an injector coupled to the engine and configured to inject fuel to a cylinder of the engine, a first reservoir holding a...
Permanent magnet electromagnetic actuator for an electronic valve
actuation system of an engine
A valve actuator for an internal combustion engine, comprising of a core having a wound coil located therein, the core further having at least one permanent...
Variable compression ratio dual crankshaft engine
A synchronized, dual crankshaft engine (10) uses a phase-shifting device (42) to alter the angular position of one crankshaft (12) relative to the other...
Device for measuring coefficient of friction
A device for measuring the coefficient of friction between a test surface and a test material, comprising a frame, a skid pad comprising the test material and...
Method for producing a variable flow of melted material and articles
A method for generating a variable flow of melted material is disclosed. The method includes providing first and second members having a potential energy...
Light emitting and receiving device
There is disclosed an adjustable light emitting device for selectively projecting light directionally and omnidirectionally, the device comprising a stepped...
Control strategy for engine employng multiple injection types
A system for an engine, comprising a cylinder, a first injection subsystem for injecting a first substance into the cylinder, a second injection subsystem for...