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Head restraint for automotive vehicle
A head restraint system for an automotive vehicle seat includes a headrest carried upon eccentric mounting posts which may be extended telescopically from a...
Exhaust gas catalyst and method of manufacturing same
The present invention involves an exhaust gas catalyst and method of manufacturing same. The invention provides for a cost-effective material which lowers the...
Method for controlling engine starts for a vehicle powertrain
A method is disclosed for controlling an internal combustion engine in a vehicle powertrain. A filtered driver demand for torque at vehicle traction wheels is...
Control system for brake-steer assisted parking and method therefor
A system and method of controlling an automotive vehicle includes determining a steering wheel angle, determining a steering wheel direction, determining a...
Lock rod supports stowed in D-pillar of vehicle
A lock rod support member can be stowed within a support tube housed in the body of the pick-up truck on which a supplemental tailgate assembly to be deployable...
Chassis auxiliary-frame arrangement for improving the safety in a crash
A chassis auxiliary-frame arrangement on a preferably self-supporting vehicle body is designed for improving the safety in a crash in such a manner that, in a...
Camshaft and oil-controlled camshaft phaser for automotive engine
An adjustable camshaft system for an automotive engine includes a camshaft having machined and fabricated axially-directed control passages combined with an...
Control method for vehicle having an engine
A method for controlling an engine having both an electronically controlled inlet device, such as an electronic throttle unite, and an electronically controlled...
Internal combustion engine having variable compression ratio selection as
a function of projected engine speed
A method for operating an internal combustion engine. The method includes: providing a functional relationship between time rate of change in engine speed, and...
Automobile bumper cover
Alternator rectifier with coil-sensor controlled MOSFETs
A switching circuit for an electric machine is provided. The switching circuit includes switches for energizing the phase windings of the machine and sensors for...
Engine shut-down control to reduce or eliminate engine run-on
A vehicle powertrain including a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine and a controllable transmission controls engine shutdown by shutting off a fuel...
Default mode for lean burn engine
A multi-cylinder group engine system operable in at least a first mode and a second mode, where in the first mode a first and second cylinder group combust air...
System and method to control transitions in the number of cylinders in a
A vehicle system is disclosed. The system include a engine capable of disabling and enabling at least one cylinder; a motor coupled to said engine capable of...
Diesel engine after treatment device for conversion of nitrogen oxide and
An automobile exhaust filter that both traps particulates while altering the concentration of one or more gaseous species is provided. This dual functionality is...
Method and apparatus for conversion of NO.sub.x
The invention refers to a method and apparatus for converting NO.sub.x and comprises the step of controlling a temperature in a NO.sub.x-LNT by adsorbing...
Combined automotive window and pillar unit
Vehicle upper rear bumper
Method and system for resetting tire pressure monitoring system for an
A tire pressure monitoring system (12) for a vehicle (10) includes a vehicle speed sensor (38, 98) that is used to generate a vehicle speed signal. A receiver...
Method of detecting torque disturbances in a hybrid vehicle
A method controlling a hybrid electric vehicle. The hybrid electric vehicle includes a power transfer unit having a plurality of gear ratios and at least one...
Control of power-on downshifts in a multiple-ratio powertrain for a hybrid
A method for controlling engagement and release of friction clutches in a multiple-ratio transmission for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain uses electric...
Automatic transmission carrier assembly including an overrunning brake
A carrier assembly for a planetary gearset of a transmission includes a pinion carrier, a one-way brake having a rocker ring integral with the carrier and having...
Automotive vehicle body with hydroformed cowl
An automotive vehicle body includes a generally tubular, hydroformed cowl with integral mounting flanges which are welded to an engine compartment structural...
Multi-function armrest for automotive vehicle
An interior armrest for an automotive vehicle includes upper and lower horizontal walls and a channel-shaped lateral impact contactor joined to the upper...
Vehicle rear taillight lens
Attitude sensing system for an automotive vehicle relative to the road
A system (18) for controlling a safety system (44) of an automotive vehicle (10) includes a longitudinal acceleration sensor (36), a vehicle speed sensor (20), a...
Power lift gate for automotive vehicle
A powered lift gate for an automotive vehicle includes a lift gate door hinged to a vehicle body. A motor system which opens and closes the door is operated by a...
Roll-cage assembly and a motor vehicle incorporating same
A roll-cage assembly for fitting to a motor vehicle, particularly one of the type having no fixed roof structure. The assembly has a space-frame structure...
System comprising a cam and a cam follower element and use of such a
A system (1) comprising a cam (2) with a cam lug (3) and a cam follower element (11) which undergoes an oscillating reciprocating movement in the direction of...
Front bumper panel
Rear bumper spoiler
Method and system for product optimization
A method and computer-implemented system for optimizing a product. Based on the "voice of the customer", aspects of the product that are critical to the customer...
Adaptive control for engine with electronically adjustable valve operation
A method is described for estimating cylinder airflow in engines that operate with manifold pressure near atmospheric pressure to compensate for degraded sensor...
Sensing an operating parameter of a target concealed from a sensor by an
An assembly that includes a target component mounted for rotation about an axis, a sensor mounted adjacent the inner member and directed toward the inner member...
Dust collector with an invertible wind exhausting case
A dust collector with an invertible wind exhausting case includes a wind exhausting case having an upper and lower cover, which is respectively provided with two...
Method and system for inferring and controlling transmission fluid
A method is disclosed for limiting coolant temperature at a coolant flow exit port for a hydrokinetic torque converter in a powertrain for a vehicle having an...
Automotive fuel pump with pressure balanced impeller
A rotary fuel pump employs pressure balancing features on the non-vaned side of the impeller to provide localized application of fluid forces so that the...
Method and system of requesting engine on/off state in a hybrid electric
A method and system of engine start/stop control for a HEV that monitors the battery and requests a specific engine state based on condition of the battery. A...
Engine control to compensate for fueling dynamics
A method for calculating transient fuel wall wetting characteristics of an operating engine is described. The method accounts for cylinder valve deactivation of...
Drying device for a wood-waste collecting machine
A drying device for a wood-waste collecting machine includes a blower set on the base of the machine and a heating member connected between the blower and the...
Adaptive pressure control method for synchronous downshifts in a
An adaptive pressure control method for synchronous downshifts in an automatic transmission that uses pressure actuated friction elements. The method uses...
Turn-on coil driver for eliminating secondary diode in coil-per-plug
A circuit for controlling an ignition coil that attenuates the feed forward voltage by slowing the initial turn-on of the coil driver is disclosed. The turn-on...
Push button release mechanism for supplemental tailgates
A one hand push button release mechanism is associated with a supplemental tailgate assembly to affect the release of the supplemental tailgate for deployment...
System and method for maintaining heated intake air
A system for an internal combustion engine, the engine having an intake and exhaust manifold, the system comprising a heat exchanger configured to extract energy...
System and method for engine operation with spark assisted compression
A method of operating an internal combustion engine having a combustion chamber with a piston, comprising of adjusting an operating parameter of the engine so...
Engine system and method of control
A method of operating an engine having a hotter and colder airstreams separately controlled to a cylinder is provided. The method controls valve timing during a...
Electromechanically actuated valve control for an internal combustion
A method is presented to control engine valve selection of an internal combustion engine. Electromechanical valves are selected in a manner to reduce fuel...
Vehicle front fender
Front bumper spoiler