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System for controlling brake pulsing at vehicle natural vibration
A system is provided for controlling automatic brake systems to avoid pulsing vehicle brakes at certain natural vibration frequencies of the vehicle's mechanical...
Hydroformed members with internal bulkhead
A hydroformed tubular frame member includes an internal bulkhead member that is formed during the hydroforming process during which the frame member is...
The invention relates to a seat row arrangement for a vehicle, comprising two outer seats (5) and a central seat (4). It is defined in that the central seat (4d)...
Method and system for transient airflow compensation in an internal
A method for determining airflow to a cylinder of an internal combustion engine, such airflow passing to the cylinder through an intake manifold. The method...
Rollover component test fixture and methodology
The invention is an apparatus for simulating attributes of a vehicle during a certain inertial event. The apparatus comprises a rigid shell, an occupant...
System and method for high pressure and low pressure exhaust gas
recirculation control and estimation
A system for a diesel engine having an intake manifold and an exhaust manifold is described. The system may include both a high pressure and low pressure exhaust...
Support seal for positive retention of catalytic converter substrate and
A support seal for use with a catalytic converter having a housing, which includes an inlet end cone, an outlet end cone, and a shell forming an internal...
One piece isolator and step pad
An automobile bumper including an isolator including one or more step surfaces integrally formed on the isolator. The step surface(s) may provide a gripping...
Driver selectable steering ratios
A steering system (10) for a vehicle including a steerable wheel (12) defining a steering angle (20), a powered actuator (14) controlling the steering angle (20)...
Injection strategy to maximize efficiency in gaseous engine
A method is provided for an engine capable of burning gaseous fuel, the engine also including a combustion chamber, a fuel supply system with at least one fuel...
System and method for exhaust heat generation using electrically actuated
cylinder valves and variable stroke...
A method for operating an engine having at least a first and second cylinder, including operating the first cylinder with a spark timing more retarded than a...
Engine control system with mixed exhaust gas oxygen sensor types
A system for a vehicle traveling on the road is shown. The system includes a first cylinder; a second cylinder; a linear exhaust gas sensor coupled exclusively...
System and method for controlling an engine having a power take off output
A system and method for controlling a power take off device connected to an internal combustion engine is presented. According to the method, power take off...
Vehicle side mirror
Theme-based system and method for classifying documents
A classification system (10) having a controller (12), a document storage memory (14), and a document input (16) is used to classify documents (20). The...
Location selection system and method
Systems and methods to select a location to perform a process are provided. In at least one embodiment, a system receives tool data defining a tool including its...
Lubrication system for differential mechanism
A differential assembly includes a housing defining a space containing a volume of hydraulic fluid, the housing including interior surfaces. A gear that rotates...
Non-axisymmetrical wheel cover retention apparatuses and assemblies
The device, a wheel cover assembly, covers at least a portion of a wheel. The wheel cover assembly is secured to the wheel by a lug nut having a flange. The...
Active head restraint with self resetting mechanism
An apparatus includes a seat back having an outer surface that selectively contacts a seat occupant and a head restraint extending from the seat back that has a...
Lightweight integral corrosion-resistant front-end structure for a vehicle
A lightweight integral corrosion-resistant front-end structure ("front-end structure") includes a one-piece composite structure, a metal insert, and a series of...
Body side weather-strip flange for eliminating red rust corrosion
A vehicle weather strip flange configured to eliminate corrosion for a predetermined time period. The flange may include at least one indented area disposable...
Method and system to mitigate pump noise in a direct injection, spark
A method and system for controlling a fuel pressurizing system in a direct-injection, spark-ignition engine is disclosed such that the ticking sound of a...
Variable event valvetrain operation during an engine start
A method for improving engine starting for an engine having a variable event valvetrain is described. According to one aspect of the description, valve timing is...
Oil level indicating system for internal combustion engine
An oil level indicating system for an internal combustion engine includes an indicator passageway extending through a cylinder block, cylinder head and up...
Switch feel measurement apparatus
A measuring system that relate to the measurement of relatively small one degree of freedom mechanisms, such as pivoting and rotary switches, is disclosed. In...
Integrated sensing system
A vehicle control system includes a housed sensor cluster generating a plurality of signals. An integrated controller includes a sensor signal compensation unit...
Vehicle and method for controlling engine start in a vehicle
A vehicle includes a motor/generator, a disconnect clutch disposed between the engine and the motor/generator, and a transmission disposed between the...
Variable stiffness flow control valve
A flow control valve is provided. According to one aspect of this disclosure, the flow control valve includes a valve element and a support element. The valve...
Internal combustion engine spark timing control system
A method for controlling spark timing in an internal combustion engine. The method includes determining, in response to a knock sensor mounted to the engine, a...
Method for assisting with heating a catalytic converter of an internal
The invention relates to a method for heating a catalytic converter which is arranged in the exhaust-gas path of an internal combustion engine with direct...
Starter system for internal combustion engine
A starter system for a reciprocating internal combustion engine includes an input gear journaled for rotation upon a crankshaft in the engine, and a starter...
Method and apparatus for automatically identifying the location of
pressure sensors in a tire pressure...
A tire pressure monitoring system (12) for a vehicle (10) has a plurality of tires (14A-D) in respective rolling locations having a respective plurality of tire...
Active night vision thermal control system using wavelength-temperature
characteristic of light source
A thermal control system (11) for a light source (46) of a vision system (10) includes a heater (63) that is thermally coupled to the light source (46). A...
Temperature-based vehicle wakeup strategy to initiate fuel cell freeze
A method of removing moisture from a fuel cell stack. The presence of liquid water in a fuel cell stack is especially undesirable should the temperature drop...
Electromechanically actuated valve control for an internal combustion
A system and method to control engine valve operation in an internal combustion engine. Valves are controlled to improve vehicle drivability and reduce vehicle...
Stabilizer bar system for automotive vehicle
A stabilizer bar system for an automotive vehicle includes a stabilizer bar having a circular cross section and a rigid sleeve applied to a section of the outer...
Automotive glazing system with deployable wind excitation suppressor
An automotive glazing system includes a closure structure having a storage space for a moveable glazing panel which is slidably housed within the closure...
Airbag restraint for automotive vehicle
An airbag restraint for an automotive vehicle includes generally circular front and rear panels, and an inflator attached to the rear panel and acting through an...
Vehicle control system
A method for controlling an engine having at least one cylinder, the engine coupled to a vehicle, the engine also having an intake manifold and an outlet control...
Control strategy to better usage of fuel in gaseous engine
A method for operating a fueling system in a vehicle having an engine capable of burning gaseous fuel supplied from at least a first and second source to a...
Bi-directional power electronics circuit for electromechanical valve
actuator of an internal combustion engine
A bi-directional dual coil half bridge converter adapted to be coupled to a dual coil actuator of a cylinder valve in an internal combustion engine is described....
System and method for diagnostic of low pressure exhaust gas recirculation
system and adapting of measurement...
A system for a diesel engine having an intake manifold and an exhaust manifold, comprises a turbocharger between the intake and exhaust manifolds; a low pressure...