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Fuel pump control
An apparatus in a mechanical returnless fuel system is provided that includes a fuel pump motor for providing fuel to a powertrain system. A powertrain control...
Sheet metal hem forming process
A method for hemming an inner panel and an outer sheet metal panel together. The inner panel has an outwardly extending perimeter flange comprising an end...
Apparatus and a method for assessing an anchorage position
An apparatus for assessing a position of an anchorage of a child restraint anchorage system. The apparatus includes a base, a first slide assembly, and a second...
Hybrid electric vehicle control strategy to provide vehicle creep and hill
A control strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) to meet driver expectation for hill holding or creep capability found in conventional automobiles with an...
Method for assessing equity adequacy
Risk-based method for assessing an automotive finance company's equity adequacy wherein sources of creditor protection comprises equity, reserves, net deferred...
Method of embedding tooling control data within mechanical fixture design
to enable programmable logic control...
A method is provided of embedding tooling control data within a mechanical fixture design to enable programmable logic control verification simulation. The...
A-pillar structure for an automotive vehicle
An A-pillar structure on an automotive vehicle is manufactured from a formed tubular member that replaces the conventional inner and inner reinforcement members....
Seat belt retractor system
A seat belt retractor system and a method of controlling the seat belt retractor system. The seat belt is retracted at a faster rate when a threat is detected...
Dual combustion mode engine
A system and method to provide a desired torque increase from an engine in which some cylinder operate in spark ignition (SI) combustion mode only and some...
Vehicle front bumper cover
Electronic security system
An electronic security apparatus for a vehicle being capable of controlling the performance of a vehicle function in response to a user attempting to start the...
LED unit for a vehicle lamp assembly
An LED unit for a vehicle lamp assembly. The LED unit is comprised of a housing, one or more LEDs, a light pipe, and an optic structure. The housing contains the...
Double cell crushable 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...
Power converter topologies for better traction drive packaging
At least three alternative stiff current supply power converter topologies provide fixed current to a respective electric load such as a motor, or a ...
Electrical wire routing connector presenter bracket
A connector bracket for facilitating assembly of an electrical component to an automobile. The connector bracket may include a proximal support configured to...
Transfigurable access sliding tray
A transfigurable bed liner assembly mountable on a vehicle including a bed. The assembly may include a channel mountable to each side wall of the vehicle, and a...
Multi-chambered air bag for a motor vehicle
An air bag for a motor vehicle. The air bag includes a rear chamber, a front chamber disposed adjacent to and having a lower pressure than the rear chamber, and...
Method and tool for the machining of workpieces with cooling
The invention relates to a method for the cutting or shaping working of metallic or ceramic workpieces and the use of a preferably submerged tool, whereby during...
Apparatus with mixed fuel separator and method of separating a mixed fuel
An apparatus comprising an internal combustion engine, a fuel tank, a fuel separator disposed fluidically between the fuel tank and the engine, wherein the fuel...
Draw press with a fixed draw punch and a floating draw punch
A machine is disclosed for producing a deep drawn part and a shallow drawn part from sheet metal blanks in a single action draw press. A floating draw punch and...
Method and system for assessing a refrigerant charge level in a vehicle
air conditioning system
A method and system for assessing a level of refrigerant in a vehicle air conditioning system. A refrigerant charge value is determined as a function of ambient...
Vehicle and method for controlling an engine in a vehicle
A method for controlling an engine in a vehicle including a transmission is provided. The method utilizes feedforward control by determining when a neutral...
Motor vehicle occupant protection
A motor vehicle (11) has a side door (14) having a side panel assembly (15) fitted with a pusher block arrangement (25) comprising an outer block (26) and an...
System and method for securing fuel injectors
A system and method for securing a fuel injector in an internal combustion engine include a clamp for securing adjacent injectors to a cylinder head. The clamp...
Homogenous charge compression ignition engine control
A method is shown for operating an internal combustion engine having a combustion chamber with a piston, the internal combustion engine capable of injecting fuel...
Internal viscous damper monitoring system and method
A method for operating an internal combustion engine of a vehicle traveling on the road, the method comprising of damping engine vibration with a damper coupled...
Multi-stroke cylinder operation in an internal combustion engine
A method to control valves during multi-stroke cylinder operation. Valves are controlled to improve emissions and engine torque resolution.
Vehicle rear bumper cover
Catalyst system for the reduction of NOx and NH.sub.3 emissions
This catalyst system simultaneously removes ammonia and enhances net NOx conversion by placing an NH.sub.3-SCR catalyst formulation downstream of a lean NOx...
Hybrid vehicle powertrain with a multiple-ratio power transmission
A control method and system for a hybrid vehicle powertrain with an electric motor in a power flow path between an internal combustion engine and a...
System and method for purging fuel vapors using exhaust gas
A system for a vehicle, comprising of an engine, and a fuel vapor storage system coupled to the engine configured to store and release fuel vapors, the system...
Vehicle front fender
Vehicle front fender
Catalyst system for lean burn engines
A catalyst system to provide emission reductions under lean and stoichiometric conditions. The catalyst system comprises a forward catalyst having a first...
Disclosed is a mixed oxide catalyst, preferably for selective oxidation of CO in hydrogen rich gas mixtures, or in oxygen containing gas mixtures in the presence...
System and method to control cylinder activation and deactivation
Engine cylinder reactivation from a fuel-cut state is controlled based on a calculated future engine speed and a minimum allowable engine speed. The future...
Vehicle headlight lens
Vehicle front fender