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System and method of installing an instrument panel
A system and a method of installing an instrument panel in a motor vehicle. The system includes a decking arm assembly having a support structure for supporting...
Pair of vehicle mirrors
Battery equalization using a plug-in charger in a hybrid electric vehicle
In a hybrid electric motor vehicle, a power supply system for storing and supplying electrical power includes a motor-generator located onboard the vehicle,...
Method of treating mucositis
A method of treating mucositis in immunocompromised patients is disclosed which is based on contacting the affected area with an amount of composition which...
Engine fueling control during cylinder valve mode transitions
A method of control fueling of a cylinder in an internal combustion engine, the cylinder having at least two intake valves, the method comprising of operating in...
Vehicle rear fender
Vehicle rear fender
Vehicle front upper bumper
Antenna device having a non-electrical engagement during pre-lock
An antenna device has an antenna main body, a fixing member and a bolt. The antenna main body comprises an antenna element, female connectors provided at a first...
Bumper cover and lamp housing assembly with integral fasteners for
independent removal of parts from a vehicle
A bumper cover and lamp housing assembly (14) ("assembly") includes a bumper cover (22) and a lamp housing (24) that is releasably attached to bumper cover (22)....
Door latch system for automotive vehicle
A door latch system for an automotive vehicle uses a push-pull cable linked to a lock cylinder and to a latch to move the latch assembly into the locked position...
Fuel vapor detection system for vehicles
An electric motor or generator is used to spin the vehicle's internal combustion engine while the engine is not running, in order to draw a vacuum within the...
Method for controlling an internal combustion engine having a variable
A method for improving engine torque control during cylinder reactivation and cylinder deactivation for an engine having at least a turbo charger and a variable...
Occupant control system integrated with vehicle dynamics controls
A control system for an automotive vehicle that includes a plurality of dynamics sensors (14) for generating a plurality of dynamic condition signals and also a...
Regenerative fuel pump
A rotodynamic fuel pump in a fuel delivery system for an internal combustion engine including a pump housing, a pump inlet channel extending through the housing...
Method to start electromechanical valves on an internal combustion engine
A system and method to improve electromechanical valve control in an internal combustion engine. The method adjusts valve current to meet a wide range of engine...
Prognostic method and system for hybrid and electric vehicle components
A prognostic method and system for testing and controlling various hybrid, fuel cell, and electric vehicle components. The tests generate test data for...
Method to determine an operating characteristic of a vehicle power
Measured or otherwise known operating characteristics of a DC/DC power converter are used to determine, without measuring, an operating characteristic of the...
Method and system for discharging a capacitive element
An electric drive system having a power source which provides power to an electric motor through an electric motor control. Discharging of stored capacitor...
Hill hold for a vehicle
A vehicle hill hold may be accomplished, for a vehicle having an automated clutch between the engine output and the transmission input, while protecting the...
Power steering pump relief system filter
Accordingly, the present invention provides a power steering pump having a filter that removes contaminants from fluid flowing through the relief system of the...
Vehicle tailgate movement assist mechanism using cam
A vehicle tailgate movement assist mechanism may include a tailgate configured to rotate between opened and closed positions, and a tailgate cam lever arm...
Dynamically deconstructable armrest for automotive vehicle
A dynamically deconstructable armrest for an automotive vehicle includes a number of walls extending from a mounting base so as to define a cavity within which...
Pressure controlled clutch peak torque limiter
A clutch peak torque limiter for regulating the flow rate of fluid between a clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder in a vehicle transmission, the valve...
Vehicle and energy producing and storage system for a vehicle
An energy producing and storage system for a vehicle includes a compressed gas storage tank having a generally cylindrical outer wall and a generally cylindrical...
Counterweight arrangement for an internal combustion engine in a motor
A counterweight arrangement for an internal combustion engine with three cylinders. The internal combustion engine having a crankshaft rotating about an axis of...
Cylinder deactivation for an internal combustion engine
A system and method to control engine valve operation during periods of cylinder deactivation of an internal combustion engine. Electromechanical valves are...
Vehicle fog light bezel
Method for financing ownership of a vehicle
The present invention relates to a method for financing ownership of a vehicle by a customer. A preferred method of the present invention includes financing the...
Locker clutch control for a differential mechanism
A motor vehicle driveline that can transmit power in a 4.times.4 mode includes two front wheels, a rear drive shaft, a differential mechanism for transmitting...
Vehicle tailgate movement assist mechanism using plunger
A vehicle tailgate movement assist mechanism including a tailgate configured to rotate between opened and closed positions and a tailgate lever arm fixedly...
System and method for HCCI temperature control
A system, comprising of an internal combustion engine having a combustion chamber with a piston located therein, an intake passage coupled to the combustion...
Filler neck housing assembly
A filler neck housing assembly is disclosed that includes a reinforcement bracket having a ring-shaped portion and a reinforcement flange. The reinforcement...
Tension-member automotive door trim pull
A pull cup in a vehicle door is fitted to a door trim panel substrate and is connected to the inner door panel of the vehicle door by way of a bracket. The...
Method of making a wheel support knuckle and trailing arm
A wheel support knuckle and trailing arm assembly that is attached to a toe link of a vehicle suspension system. The trailing arm assembly is formed by a blade...
Flex-fuel variable displacement engine control system and method
A method for operating an engine having at least one cylinder that may be deactivated and a fuel system operating with an alcohol fuel blend, comprising of...
Engine shut-down for engine having adjustable valve timing
A method for discontinuing combustion in a cylinder of an internal combustion engine having an intake manifold and an emission control device coupled downstream...
Engine system with mixed exhaust gas oxygen sensor types
In one example, a system for a vehicle traveling on the road is described. The system includes a first cylinder; a second cylinder; a linear exhaust gas sensor...
Passive microcoolant loop for an electrochemical fuel cell
Improvements in freezing and sub-freezing startup time for an electrochemical fuel cell system may be observed by having a passive coolant microloop using two...