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Vehicle rear valance
Vehicle and nonlinear control method for vehicle
A method for controlling a vehicle using a nonlinear error-based control is provided. Various vehicle speed requests are arbitrated and a transfer function...
System and method for updating a baseline output of a gas sensor
A method of operating a gas sensor is disclosed, wherein the sensor includes a pumping electrode configuration and a measuring electrode configuration, and...
Vehicle ignition switch
A vehicle shifter assembly is disclosed which is mounted in an interior of a vehicle in operable connection with a vehicle transmission for selecting a mode of...
Headrest system for an automotive vehicle
A headrest system for an automotive vehicle having a seat and a roof includes a headrest to limit the movement of a head of an occupant seated in the seat, a...
Freeze protection for on-board vehicle emissions treatment system
Freeze protection of an on-board emissions treatment substance storage and distribution system in a vehicle includes moving the emissions treatment substance...
First and second spark plugs for improved combustion control
A method of operating an internal combustion engine having at least one combustion chamber including a first spark plug and a second spark plug, wherein the...
Heat activated valve system
An electronically actuated valve assembly for an internal combustion engine is disclosed, wherein the valve assembly comprises a valve stem, a shape memory alloy...
Apparatuses, methods and systems for parking brake tensioning fixture
The present invention provides a parking brake tensioning apparatus, method, and system. Generally described, the device is for adjusting the tension cable of a...
System and method for monitoring operation of a press assembly
A system and method for monitoring operation of a press assembly includes establishing a baseline vibration level for a first location on the press assembly. The...
Vehicle rear bumper cover
Method for suppressing driveline shudder in a vehicle with a traction
A method and system of controlling a vehicle 10 having a control system and a driveline comprises detecting driveline shudder and modifying the traction control...
Fuel retention monitoring system for a pressurized hydrogen storage tank
on a vehicle and method of use
The invention relates to a fuel retention monitoring system for a pressurized hydrogen storage tank on a vehicle. The vehicle includes a hydrogen dispensing...
Method for controlling a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain with divided
power flow paths
A method is disclosed for enhancing reverse driving torque in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain in which an electric motor is used for providing forward...
Bonnet bumpstop for a vehicle
A bonnet bumpstop for use on an automotive vehicle is formed with a first component having a support part for supporting a bonnet on the vehicle in the vertical...
Single set geometry method for assembly of a vehicle
An improved method of manufacturing an assembly comprising at least two components. Assembly components are attached together to form a combined assembly. The...
Throttle body and method of assembly
A throttle body for an automobile includes a throttle shaft defining a rotational axis. The throttle shaft includes deformable members integrally formed about an...
Pair of vehicle mirrors
Vehicle front fender
Vehicle rear bumper cover
Vehicle front bumper cover
Vehicle front bumper cover
Vehicle front bumper cover
Vehicle having a battery with multiple cells and method for operating such
A method for operating a battery having a plurality of battery cells includes determining when certain end of life criteria for the battery are met. A counter is...
Copper conductor with anodized aluminum dielectric layer
An electrically insulated conductor for carrying signals or current includes a solid or stranded copper core of various geometries with only a single...
System and method to reduce stall during deceleration fuel shut off
A method of controlling fuel injection in an engine of a vehicle having an anti-lock braking system comprises under conditions of degraded operation of an...
Electric hybrid powertrain system
A hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having an engine and an electric motor and generator sub-system, which establish mechanical and electric power flow paths....
Inner fender structure
An inner fender structure having a set of pockets. Each member of the set of pockets has an opening. The openings of the adjacent pockets are disposed along...
Method for stopping and starting an internal combustion engine having a
variable event valvetrain
A method for controlling stopping and starting of an engine having a variable event valvetrain is described. According to the method engine valves may be used to...
Engine mode transition utilizing dynamic torque control
A method of operating an engine having a plurality of cylinders, the method comprising of transitioning the engine from a first mode to a second mode, and...
Method of conducting online competitive price quoting events
A method of conducting an online competitive price quoting event for at least one commodity includes storing event, commodity data, supplier data, historical...
Multi-vehicle incentive program
A method and computer system for structuring two-vehicle financing. A price for a first vehicle having a first fuel economy is determined, and an average amount...
Controller for use with a motor vehicle
A controller for use in a vehicle having a number of modules that can listen to a microphone signal. The controller comprises a router and a microprocessor. The...
Vehicle component selection system and method
Systems and methods to select a vehicle component are provided. In at least one embodiment, a system receives first configuration data defining a first vehicle...
Vehicle and suspension system for negotiating low traction situations
A method for controlling a vehicle having a suspension is provided. The method comprises, during longitudinal oscillations of the vehicle, adjusting a suspension...
System and method for monitoring machine health
A method for monitoring health of a machine tool includes operating the machine tool outside an operation cycle to effect movement of a portion of the machine...
Method and apparatus for adjusting the pressure sensor measurement range
in a tire pressure monitoring system
A tire pressure monitoring system (12) for a vehicle (10) has a pressure sensor circuit (16A) that includes an ECU (95), a transmitter/receiver (90), and...
Device for connecting a support element to an add-on piece
A plug-in device for connecting a support element (27) to an add-on piece (26). The device includes a plug-in element which can be inserted into a recess of the...
Reclining rear seat for vehicle having four-bar link
A reclining rear seat for a motor vehicle such as a pick-up truck is provided. The rear seat utilizes a pivoting, four-bar link arrangement between the underside...
Airbag deployment monitoring system
A system for monitoring the deployment of an airbag. The system includes a sensor adapted to generate a signal and a flexible member having an indicator portion....
Poppet valve for an internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine 10 has a cylinder head 11 slideably supporting one or more poppet valves 30. At least one of the poppet valves 30 in each...
Portable vehicle exhaust flow sensor
A portable exhaust gas flow sensor includes a tube for coupling to an exhaust pipe of a vehicle. The tube includes a circular flow restricting element to induce...