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System and method for controlling valve timing of an engine with cylinder
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,...
Roll stability control system for an automotive vehicle using an external
environmental sensing system
A roll stability control system for an automotive vehicle includes an external environment sensing system, such as a camera-based vision system, or a radar,...
Multi-voltage power supply system and method for operating same
A multi-voltage power supply system, such as a 14V/42V dual-voltage system for vehicular applications, includes a battery arrangement and an intelligent...
Hall Effect sensor temperature compensator
A system and method for compensating the output of an uncompensated Hall Effect sensor used to monitor an output shaft of an actuator. The actuator includes an...
Integrated exhaust gas recirculation valve and cooler system
An exhaust gas recirculation system for an engine positioned in an engine compartment of a vehicle is provided. The system comprises an exhaust gas recirculation...
Method to control transitions between modes of operation of an engine
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
Humidity-based combustion control in a multiple combustion mode engine
A system and method for controlling operation of a gasoline internal combustion engine capable of running in a spark ignition mode and a homogeneous charge...
System for virtual prediction of road loads
A system is provided for full-vehicle analytical road-loads prediction, which reduces the time and cost of modeling tires and tire-road interface, using road...
Lean burn engine control NO.sub.x purging based on positional loading of
oxidants in emission control device
Disclosed is a method for controlling a lean burn engine coupled to an emission control device that stores oxidants during lean operation, and reacts the stored...
Vehicle rear bumper cover
Vehicle rear bumper cover
Wheel lift identification for an automotive vehicle
A system for detecting wheel lift of an automotive vehicle has a speed sensor (22) coupled to a wheel (12) of automotive vehicle (10). A torque control system...
Method to infer engine coolant temperature in cylinder head temperature
sensor equipped vehicles
The present invention provides a method of inferring the engine coolant temperature in cylinder head temperature sensor equipped vehicles including the steps of...
Computer-implemented method and system for retroactive pricing for use in
A computer-implemented method for determining retroactive price adjustments is disclosed. The method can include receiving a first initiation message including a...
Thermally protected reservoir for onboard fire suppression system
An automotive vehicle includes a vehicle body and at least one reservoir containing a fire suppressant agent. A distribution system receives the fire suppression...
Apparatus for cleaning a machine tool
An apparatus and a method for dislodging contaminants from a surface of a machine tool. A machine tool has a spindle and a housing disposed around the spindle....
Vehicle front fender
Method of time-in-service reliability concern resolution
The present invention comprises a method determining a corrective design for a system component exhibiting time-in-service reliability concerns. The method...
Unitary hydroformed roof support pillar
A one-piece B-pillar having a front flange and a rear flange formed on an upper portion of the B-pillar. The front and rear flanges extend forwardly and...
Gaseous fuel injector
A fuel injector. The fuel injector includes a fuel channel configured to receive pressurized gaseous fuel from a fuel rail, and a nozzle in fluid communication...
Clutch transmission and method for lubricating and cooling the same
The invention relates to a clutch transmission and a method of operating the same. The clutch transmission has a transmission element that is accommodated in a...
Automotive fire suppression system with binary fire suppression agent
An onboard fire suppression system for an automotive vehicle includes a reservoir structured for mounting to a vehicle. A primary component of a binary fire...
Internal combustion engine and method for performing a mode switch in said
The invention relates to an internal combustion engine provided with at least one cylinder and comprising a fuel injection system, an intake air charging system...
Engine system for multi-fluid operation
A system for an engine, comprising of an injector coupled to the engine and configured to inject fuel to a cylinder of the engine; a first reservoir holding a...
Transmission having multiple ratio planetary gear unit in series with an
auxiliary gear unit
A multiple ratio transmission having a planetary primary gear unit producing forward ratios and a reverse ratio, and a planetary auxiliary gear unit in series...
Hood structure with crush initiators
A vehicle hood for achieving generally predetermined deformation in an event of a front impact. The hood may include an outer panel including at least one raised...
Mechanism for folding hardtop
A stowage mechanism 30 for a rear roof member 6 of a motor vehicle 1, 101 is also disclosed which is particularly small allowing it to be easily packaged in the...
Automotive fire suppression system with reservoir having an axially
compliant initiator conductor conduit
An onboard fire suppression system for an automotive vehicle includes at least one reservoir containing a fire suppressant agent, and a propellant device for...
Automotive fire suppression system with quick connect fire suppression
agent distribution system
An onboard fire suppression system for an automotive vehicle includes at least one reservoir containing a fire suppressant agent and a propellant, operatively...
Vehicle engine with integral vacuum generator
An integral vacuum generator system for an internal combustion engine includes a throttle body and intake manifold defining a bypass passage which is connected...
Electronic throttle control supercharging
A drive system. The drive system includes an engine configured to convert chemical energy into mechanical energy, an electronically-controlled air throttle...
Computer aided design associative design process
A system and method for designing components through the use of a computer having a computer aided design (CAD) software enables a reduction in the occurrence of...
Method for reducing power consumption and emissions for an internal
combustion engine having a variable event...
A method for controlling stopping and starting of an engine having a variable event valvetrain is described. According to the method engine valves may be used to...
System and method for detecting presence of a human in a vehicle
A system for detecting the presence of a human in a vehicle is provided. The system includes a vibration sensor that is configured to detect vibrations of the...
Ratio shift control for a multiple ratio automatic transmission
A gear ratio shift control and control method controls gear ratio upshifts in a multiple-ratio transmission for an automotive vehicle. Pressure actuated friction...
Side airbag system
A side airbag system (12) for a vehicle is provided. The side airbag system (12) includes a seatback frame (16) having a front side (20), a rear side (22), and...
Gaseous fuel system for automotive vehicle
A gaseous fuel system for an automotive vehicle includes a gaseous fuel storage tank and an associated pressure sensor for monitoring pressurized gas contained...
System and method for engine start detection for hybrid vehicles
A method for operating a hybrid vehicle having a primary power generating system and a secondary power generating system coupled via a power transmission...
Distributor for engine with laser ignition
A distributor is described for a multi-cylinder laser ignited internal combustion engine. The distributor includes a shaft rotatable by the engine and a...
System for reducing powertrain reaction torque
A system is provided for controlling the inertia of a vehicle's powertrain during sudden braking events. Torque generated by rapid deceleration of the vehicle's...
A vehicle control system has a plurality of subsystem controllers including an engine management system 28, a transmission controller 30, a steering controller...
Providing component-specific performance characterization data for an
assembly or subsystem
A method for fabricating a motor vehicle including an engine and automatic transmission includes generating first data containing information representing a...
Rail to rocker joint using hydroformed members
A process for connecting a hydroformed front rail member of an automotive frame to the body side inner (rocker) beam does not require a substantive re-design of...
Vehicle tailgate having supplemental tailgate assembly
A vehicle includes a supplemental tailgate assembly, which includes a tailgate extender that retracts within the tailgate and is extendable therefrom and right...
Storage console for automotive vehicle
A storage console for an automotive vehicle includes a manually moveable closure panel suspended upon the console's side walls at an installed location extending...
Retractable automotive front end with wedge locking members
An extendible rail and bumper apparatus is mountable within the base frame lower rails of an automotive frame to provide an improved crash force absorbing bumper...
Integrated vehicle shock absorber mount and jounce bumper
A shock mount and jounce bumper assembly is assembled to a shock absorber of a vehicle. The shock mount and jounce bumper assembly includes an integrated...
System and method for controlling auto-ignition
A method for operating an engine of a vehicle, the engine having a cylinder with at least a first and second valve, the method comprising during a first mode,...