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Control system for a hybrid electric vehicle to anticipate the need for a
A parallel hybrid electric vehicle method and system including an internal combustion engine (ICE), an electric traction motor/generator, and a controller. A...
Automotive onboard fire suppression system reservoir with internal
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 tip-in knock compensation
A method of controlling an engine, the method comprising of providing fuel having a blend to a cylinder of the engine, actively varying said fuel blend in...
System and method for validating velocities of torque generating devices
in a vehicle
A method for validating engine and motor velocities in a vehicle having an engine and two motors is provided. The method validates the velocities without using...
Method of controlling an automotive vehicle having a trailer using rear
axle slip angle
A system and method of controlling a vehicle with a trailer comprises determining the presence of a trailer, determining a vehicle velocity, determining a...
Method and apparatus to enhance brake-steer of a vehicle using a
controllable suspension component
A system and method of controlling an automotive vehicle having a controllable suspension component includes applying brake-steer to at least one wheel,...
Hydraulic system providing pressure and volume flows in a double-clutch
A hydraulic system for providing pressure and volume flows in a double-clutch transmission. A first clutch and a second clutch are preceded by at least one...
Multi-stroke cylinder operation in an internal combustion engine
A method for starting an internal combustion engine of a hybrid-electric vehicle having a controller, the engine having a plurality of cylinders, each with at...
Method to control electromechanical valves
A system for controlling electromechanical of an internal combustion has a valve-closing electromagnet for attracting the armature coupled to the valve to close...
Method for auto-ignition operation and computer readable 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...
Moving coil electronic locking differential
A differential mechanism for transmitting power from an input to an output includes a case containing a side gear, a locking member rotatably secured to the case...
Automotive front end fascia with integrated structural member
An automotive vehicle is disclosed with a vehicle body, an ornamental fascia mounted to a front end of the vehicle body and a structural member mounted to the...
Underrun energy-absorbing structure for a vehicle
An underrun energy-absorbing structure (14) ("structure") for a vehicle (10) includes a rail member (16), a deformable crush tube (18), and a plate (20). Rail...
Controller and control method for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A parallel hybrid electric vehicle powertrain and control method wherein an internal combustion engine and an electric motor system define a split power...
Detection of a humidity sensor failure in an internal combustion engine
A system and method for utilizing a humidity sensor with an internal combustion engine of a vehicle is described. Specifically, information from the humidity...
Vehicle control system
A method is provided for controlling an engine having an intake manifold and an outlet control device coupled to the manifold for controlling flow exiting the...
System and method for reducing NOx emissions in an apparatus having a
In a mechanical apparatus having a diesel engine including a combustion chamber, the mechanical apparatus also having an aftertreatment device configured to...
Vehicle front bumper cover
Optimal engine operating power management strategy for a hybrid electric
A method is disclosed for managing power in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having multiple components, including an engine, a motor, a generator and a high...
Hydraulic system for providing pressures and volumetric flows in a dual
The invention relates to a hydraulic system (1) for providing pressures and volumetric flows in a dual clutch transmission, in particular for providing a first...
Engine torque truncation method for a four-wheel drive vehicle
A four wheel drive powertrain control for an automotive vehicle is disclosed. It includes a torque transfer case that distributes power from an engine-powered...
Internal combustion engine and a method for such an engine
A method for controlling a diesel engine in a vehicle is presented. The engine comprises at least one cylinder, a fuel injector for each cylinder for injecting...
Electric oil pump system and controls for hybrid electric vehicles
An engine lubrication oil flow control system and control method for an engine in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain is disclosed. An engine lubrication oil...
Oil supply for internal combustion engine camshaft
An oil supply system for an internal combustion engine camshaft includes an oil distribution block configured for attachment to an engine structure adjacent to...
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...
A change-speed gearbox, in particular for motor vehicles such as hybrid passenger cars and small trucks, comprising input and output shafts, clutches, and gear...
Automotive front end
Method of tracking automotive production
A method of tracking automotive production in the manufacture of automotive vehicles (10) is provided. The method includes manufacturing a plurality of...
Internal combustion engine shut-down for engine having adjustable valves
A method for operating an engine in a vehicle, the engine having at least a cylinder, the method comprising generating engine braking torque to stop rotation of...
Method for controlling valve overlap of a variable valvetrain engine
A method for controlling valve timing for and engine having adjustable valve timing is presented. In one embodiment, the method allows the intake valve timing to...
Vehicle tail light lens
Bimodal catalyst-urea SCR system for enhanced NO.sub.x conversion and
The present invention discloses a method for reducing NO.sub.x in exhaust gases of an internal combustion engine. The purpose of this invention is to convert...
Hydroformed attachment face for modular component
An automotive body structure member is formed through a hydroforming manufacturing process that incorporates an angularly oriented mounting face for the...
Hydraulic power steering assistant
The invention generally relates to an improvement of conventional Hydraulically Power Assisted Steering system (HPAS-system) arranged to supply a steering assist...
System and method for controlling valve actuators
A system for communicating information between a first controller and a second controller is presented. The system is designed to improve and increase the...
Modular engine cover
An engine cover for a vehicle includes a frame extending generally about the perimeter of the cover and adapted for mounting to an engine of the vehicle, and a...
Control for knock suppression fluid separator in a motor vehicle
A system for an engine of a vehicle, comprising of a cylinder located in the engine, a delivery system configured to deliver fuel and a fluid to at least an...
Sheet metal forming process
A sheet metal forming process and apparatus using both a mechanical forming step and a superplastic forming step. The mechanical forming step includes using a...
System and method of interactive design of a product
A system and method for interactive design of a product includes the steps of identifying an ideal design solution by identifying an unnecessary design parameter...
Single vision sensor object detection system
A sensing system (10) for a vehicle (12) includes a single vision sensor (14) that has a position on the vehicle (12). The single vision sensor (14) detects an...
Machining system with integrated chip hopper
A machining system having a machining envelope, a housing, a hopper, and a seal. The housing defines at least a portion of the machining envelope. The hopper has...
Method of determining ambient air temperature
A method of predicting ambient air temperature outside a passenger compartment of a vehicle. The method measures air temperature with a temperature sensor,...
Automotive multi-position seat assembly
A seat assembly is disclosed for a passenger vehicle which provides multiple positions by translating a seat back between a fore position and an aft position...
In-tank fuel supply unit with attachable jet pump assembly and filter
An in-tank fuel supply unit is provided for supplying fuel from a fuel tank to an engine. The fuel supply unit generally comprises a fuel delivery module and a...
Sensing system for sheet metal forming tool
A sensing system for sensing the presence of a blank or part in the sheet metal forming tool. A blank holder assembly has a fixed bracket that is fixed to a...
Apparatus for dislodging and removing contaminants from a surface of a
An apparatus for dislodging and removing contaminants from a surface of a machine tool. The apparatus includes an arbor, a vacuum source, a tube, and a cleaning...
System and method for predicting a vehicle rollover
A system and method for predicting a vehicle rollover. A vehicle rollover is predicted when a vehicle impact has not occurred and first and second threshold...
Tip-in/tip-out gear shift control for a powershift automatic transmission
A method for shifting a transmission from a current gear to a target gear following release of an accelerator pedal, the transmission having first and second...