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Solar panel configuration for vehicles
A vehicle sunroof including a sunroof frame mounted to a vehicle roof opening and having opposing lateral sides. The sunroof frame has an outer edge adjacent to...
Structural stability device for automotive frame members
A vehicle structural frame member incorporates an internal lightweight brace member spanning between the opposing flanges of the co-joined hat-shaped members...
Fascia anti-rattle springs
An automobile bumper system including an isolator disposed adjacent a cross beam of an automobile frame, and a fascia disposed adjacent the isolator to...
Seat belt anchor
A seat belt anchor ("anchor") for a vehicle. The anchor is comprised of a bracket and a pair of nested plates. The bracket has a first plate portion and a second...
Wheel suspension system for a motor vehicle
The invention relates to a wheel suspension system for a motor vehicle, having a lower link for the fastening of a wheel which is coupled to a chassis underframe...
Vehicle rear bumper
Collision avoidance system having GPS enhanced with OFDM transceivers
An object relative status determination system (54) for a vehicle (52) includes an orthogonal frequency domain modulation (OFDM) transceiver (56) that generates...
Method for operating multiple axle regenerative braking in an automotive
A system and method for maximizing the post-ABS regenerative braking capability of an automotive vehicle having regenerative braking available for more than one...
Pneumatically reinforced vehicle body structure
A pneumatic reinforcement system (14) ("system") for a body structure (12) of a vehicle (10) includes an air bladder (28), an inflator device (30), a sensor...
Method of manufacturing a vehicle frame member with a subframe attachment
An attachment mount apparatus connects a subframe component to the lower frame midrail structure for an automotive vehicle that is formed from a pair of tubular...
Dual tube lower frame midrail structure
A lower frame midrail structure for an automotive vehicle is formed from a pair of tubular members manufactured through a hydroforming process. The two tubular...
Energy transfer beam for automotive side door
A side door impact reinforcement beam incorporates a cantilevered member that is welded at one end thereof internally of the impact reinforcement beam and...
Tubular structural joint for automotive front end
A structural joint is formed between the upper frame rail, which bends downwardly to define a generally vertically extending portion, and a generally...
Deployable step and body-side assembly for a vehicle
A deployable step and body-side assembly including a step body-side structure, one or more link assemblies, and an actuator. The step body-side structure is...
Method for auto-ignition operation and computer storage device for use
with an internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine that can be operated in compression ignition mode, comprising a fuel injector (2) for each cylinder; a fuel injection control unit...
TPMS sensor assembly and method therefore
A device for removably attaching a TPMS sensor to a wheel is provided. The device has a structure having a first end section, a second end section and a base....
Vehicle front bumper cover
Vehicle upper grille
Portable light with clip
A portable light is disclosed comprising at least one light emitting diode, a power source, a switch operable for closing an electronic circuit between the power...
Vehicle upper grille
Method and apparatus for objective measurement of noise
A method of objectively and subjectively monitoring noise and correspondingly level or loudness thereof in a product or assembly. The method includes placing a...
Multi-function light support
A light support comprising a base plate and a light-carrying plate comprising a proximal end mounted to the base plate and being adapted for mounting a light...
Deployable step for motor vehicles
A motor vehicle in accordance with the present invention includes a body having a front end, a rear end, a roof, and a rear structural member located at the rear...
Vehicle lower grille
Identifying and visualizing faults in PLC-based manufacturing systems
Textual fault messages in PLC-based manufacturing systems are supplemented by automatically displayed sets of information that allow an operator to quickly...
Wire inline T tap/splice
A splice enclosure is provided for enclosing a splice of a plurality of wires. The splice enclosure comprises first and second shells, a first conductor...
A ratchet tensioner is disclosed for a chain enclosed within a casing that does not have a removable cover. The tensioner including a body for mounting on the...
Interlocked pillar and roof rail joint
A joint assembly for joining a tubular B-pillar to a tubular roof rail. The joint assembly includes an inner bracket plate and an outer bracket plate that are...
Occupant safety-restraint system and method for fully deploying an airbag
prior to occupant contact
An occupant safety restraint system ("OSR system") (10) and method for fully deploying an airbag (20) before an occupant contacts the airbag (20). In one...
Vehicle suspension system with wheel support knuckle and trailing arm
attached to toe link
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...
Automotive onboard fire suppression system reservoir with discharge port
controlled by piloted spool valve
An automotive vehicle includes a vehicle body and at least one reservoir containing a fire suppressant agent. A distribution system receives the fire suppression...
Methods and systems for testing electromagnetically actuated fuel
Current based methods and systems for testing an electromagnetically actuated fuel injector of an engine are provided. In at least one embodiment, an injector is...
Vehicle side mirror
System and method for sensitizing the activation criteria of a rollover
A method for sensitizing the roll signal for a rollover control system (18) is provided. A sensitizing method for controlling a vehicle includes when the...
Purge system for ethanol direct injection plus gas port fuel injection
A method for managing vapors generated by a first and second reservoir onboard a vehicle traveling on the road, the method comprising of inducting vapors from...
Actuator mechanism for shift motors of a transmission
A system for actuating couplers to produce gear changes in a motor vehicle transmission includes first and second actuator drums supported for rotation, and...
Cold idle adaptive air-fuel ratio control utilizing lost fuel
A method for controlling fueling of an engine, the method comprising during an engine cold start and before the engine is warmed to a predetermined level,...
Warm up strategy for ethanol direct injection plus gasoline port fuel
A system for an engine, comprising of a cylinder of the engine, a first injector configured to inject a first substance to said cylinder, a second injector...
Supercharger and air inlet assembly for a V type internal combustion
In one example, a supercharger and air inlet assembly for a V8 engine comprises a supercharger, a pair of air inlet casings, and a top cover, the air inlet...
Engine having multiple injector locations
A method for controlling a first and second injector of an engine, the first injector located in a first cylinder of the engine and the second injector located...
Multi-stroke internal combustion engine for facilitation of auto-ignition
A method of operating an engine having at least one cylinder including an intake valve and an exhaust valve, the method comprising of injecting a first amount of...
System and method for reducing vehicle acceleration during engine
A method for controlling an engine to reduce vehicle shuffle mode vibration during mode transition. The engine includes multiple cylinders, each with at least...
Enhanced permanent magnet electromagnetic actuator for an electronic valve
actuation system of an engine
A valve actuator for actuating a valve in an internal combustion engine is disclosed, wherein the valve actuator includes at least one electromagnet having a...
Engine system having improved efficiency
A propulsion system for a vehicle, comprising of an internal combustion engine, a thermoelectric device in thermal communication with the engine, and a control...
Direct injection alcohol engine with variable injection timing
A method to control injection timing for an internal combustion engine having a plurality of injectors in at least a cylinder, the method comprising of boosting...
Apparatus with mixed fuel separator and method of separating a mixed fuel
A method of operating a vehicle system including an internal combustion engine is disclosed, the method comprises separating a second fuel from a first fuel, the...
Supercharged internal combustion engine
The invention relates to a supercharged internal combustion engine having at least two cylinder groups of at least one cylinder each, both cylinder groups being...
System and method of processing text based entries
A system and method are provided for identifying text information and making such information available for applications. The system includes an electronic...
Engine control system and method
A vehicle engine is controlled based on a distance between the vehicle and an object other than the vehicle. In at least one embodiment, a system for controlling...