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Universal cross joint with axial insulation
A universal joint comprises first and second joint yokes having bearing bores at axially opposite yoke arms, and first and second pin bearers, respectively,...
Independently opening doors for an automotive door opening
An automotive vehicle is disclosed with a pillarless door opening for occupant ingress and egress. The first door is pivotally connected to the vehicle at a...
Universal structural joint for automotive frames
A structural joint configuration is formed in an automotive frame in which the frame members are bent into an angular orientation and joined together to form a...
Configurable pivoting cage cargo retainer
A pivoting cage cargo is formed of opposing gate assemblies mounted on the rearwardmost D-pillar of a pick-up truck and movable from a folded, collapsed storage...
Impact energy absorption block arrangement
There is provided a vehicular impact energy absorption block arrangement adapted to provide impact energy absorption at a region substantially between a first...
System and method for controlling vehicle operation
A hybrid vehicle propulsion system is disclosed comprising an engine having at least one combustion cylinder configured to operate in a first and a second...
Variable intake valve and exhaust valve timing strategy for improving
performance in a hydrogen fueled engine
A method for a hydrogen fueled internal combustion engine to reduce backfiring, pre-ignition, and/or backflash, the engine also including a combustion chamber,...
Vehicle lower grille
Adaptive template object classification system with a template generator
A method of performing object classification within a collision warning and countermeasure system (10) of a vehicle (12) includes the generation of an object...
Method for the reduction of NO.sub.x and NH.sub.3 emissions
This catalyst system simultaneously removes ammonia and enhances net NO.sub.x conversion by placing an NH.sub.3--SCR catalyst formulation downstream of a lean...
Producing and maintaining a desired bearing preload in a differential
An apparatus for producing a preload in a differential mechanism includes a housing formed with a first screw thread, a component located in the housing and for...
Vehicle side impact crash detection for deployment of curtain and side
A restraint control system (40) for an automotive vehicle (10) is illustrated with a first sensor such as a door cavity pressure sensor (28) and a second sensor...
DC power supply with input voltage polarity indication
A multi-mode electromagnetic radiation emitting device comprising at least one source of electromagnetic radiation which emits radiation according to predefined...
Exhaust gas temperature measurement utilizing an exhaust gas sensor
A system for determining a temperature of exhaust gases from an engine is provided. The system includes an exhaust gas sensor having an electric heating coil....
Vehicle front end
The present invention relates to a novel fascia, grille and the assembly of the fascia and grille. The grille is designed to overly the fascia and close both an...
Apparatus for blocking the movement of an inertially activated component
A blocking apparatus is cooperable with the latch lever of a vehicle door latching mechanism to prevent the latch lever from moving during a crash event, which...
Method of desulfating a NO.sub.x storage and conversion device
A method of desulfating a catalytic NO.sub.x storage and conversion device is disclosed, wherein the method includes determining an amount of sulfur stored in...
Engine system and method for efficient emission control device purging
Various systems and methods are disclosed for carrying out combustion in a fuel-cut operation in some or all of the engine cylinders of a vehicle. Further,...
Feature target selection for countermeasure performance within a vehicle
A target selection system (21) for a vehicle (12) includes an object detection sensor (17) that generates object detection signals associated with multiple...
Attitude sensing system for an automotive vehicle relative to the road
A system (18) for controlling a system or device (44) of an automotive vehicle (10) includes a roll rate sensor (34). A controller (26) determines a lateral...
System and method for controlling cycling of a vehicle contactor
A system and method for controlling cycling of high voltage contactors is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes generating a first contactor command...
Laminated backing for containing fragments of a fractured trim cover
during deployment of a passenger restraint
A trim cover (14) fabricated of synthetic material that has a temperature-sensitive fragmentation characteristic fractures as a passenger restraint is deployed...
Method for setting, calibrating, and verifying an occupation
classification system threshold
The invention is directed to a method for setting an occupant classification system threshold for a vehicle occupant detection system, the method comprising...
Diesel aftertreatment systems
A method for improving NOx conversion efficiency of a Nox-reducing catalyst by determining an accurate amount of reductant required is presented. The method...
Flow improvement vanes in the intake system of an internal combustion
An air diffuser (20) for an air intake system of an internal combustion engine. The air intake system includes a throttle body (22) up stream from an intake...
Device for treatment of a gas flow
Device for treatment of a gas flow including at least one body (3), at least one first opening (4, 4') for entrance of an incoming gas flow to the body (3) and...
Torque based transfer case control
A method for controlling operation of a transfer case clutch in a motor vehicle driveline controlled by an engine throttle having a variable position. The...
Tailgate structure for receiving supplemental tailgate
A tailgate structural configuration accommodates the housing of a supplemental tailgate internally within the tailgate. The tailgate is formed with an outer...
Rocker trim packaged side impact airbag system
A side impact airbag system is disclosed that is stored behind cover panels provided on the A-hinge pillar, rocker, and C-body lock pillar. The airbag is stored...
Method and apparatus for gas management in hot blow-forming dies
A method and apparatus for forming a sheet of ductile material by superplastic forming is disclosed. The method is directed to first creating a pre-form by...
Shape-measuring assembly for a grinding machine
A linked transport mechanism and method that uses a single source of motive force to synchronously position multiple displaceable sensors of a shape-measuring...
Vehicle lower grille
Vehicle lower grille
Integral engine utility assembly for an automotive vehicle having a
battery tray, coolant reservoir and vacuum...
An integral assembly for an automotive vehicle includes a battery tray, a coolant reservoir and a vacuum reservoir. The battery tray and portions of the coolant...
System and method for purging fuel vapors using exhaust gas
A system for a vehicle, comprising of an engine, an air intake passage coupled to the engine, an exhaust passage coupled to the engine, a fuel vapor storage...
System and method for operation of an engine having multiple combustion
modes and cylinder deactivation
A method of operating an engine having a plurality of combustion cylinders configured to produce an engine output, including adjusting a condition of the engine...
Method for controlling a variable event valvetrain
A method for controlling a variable event valvetrain during engine start and stop is presented. According to the method, valve lift and/or timing can be adjusted...
Tapered latch pin
A variable compression ratio piston (26) and connecting rod (18) assembly for an internal combustion engine (14) includes an eccentric bushing (28) that carries...
A twin-clutch transmission, in particular for a motor vehicle, with a twin-clutch arrangement comprising a first and a second clutch, and a first and a second...
Output reduction dual clutch transmission with clutch coupler
A multiple speed power transmission includes an input, first and second input shafts, first and second clutches for releasably coupling the input to the input...
Brake torque load generation process for diesel particulate filter
regeneration and SOx removal from lean NOx trap
A method of regeneration of an emission control device in a diesel engine of a vehicle having a wheel brake comprises receiving a generation request by an...
Vehicle rear lift gate
Vehicle front fender