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A vehicle control system (10) including a vehicle motion control subsystem (12) that has an input receiving an intended driving demand (14) and a plurality of...
Tubular support for shock tower in automobiles
A shock tower support structure utilizes a hydroformed tubular member that extends horizontally along the upper vehicle frame rail and wraps around the front...
Lightweight bumper for automobiles
A bumper beam is formed from a tailor welded blank with thinner gage sheet metal laser welded to thicker gage sheet metal at opposing sides thereof. The tailor...
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...
Engine control with fuel quality sensor
A system is described using a fuel quality sensor for controlling various aspects of engine operation. In particular, an acoustic wave sensor is utilized to...
Front bumper fascia
Automobile lower bumper
Automobile lower bumper
Vehicle upper bumper
Vehicle bumper cover
Headrail intercept clip
Ignition coil with separating wall
An ignition coil for an internal combustion engine minimizes the propagation of cracks in the encapsulate material surrounding the components of the ignition...
Vehicle trajectory control system
A method for controlling an engine coupled to a transmission is described. The method is suited for a transmission having at least one gear in which an...
Vehicle rear lamp
Vehicle trailer brake controller with wheel speed selection
A method of controlling a trailer brake system using a trailer brake controller positioned within a passenger vehicle is provided. The method includes obtaining...
Motor vehicle steering column arrangement
A bulkhead collar for using in conjunction with a bearing housing of a motor vehicle steering column including an upper column shaft and a lower column shaft...
Vehicle and method for controlling an engine
A vehicle and method for controlling an engine in a vehicle are provided. A temperature of a lubricating fluid in the engine is determined, as are first and...
System and method for reducing NOx emissions in an apparatus having a
In a mechanical apparatus having a diesel engine including a combustion chamber, an intake valve for passing air into the combustion chamber, and an exhaust...
Reducing power consumption and noise of electrically actuated valves
A system and method for controlling electromechanical valves operating in an engine is presented. According to the method, armature levitation is strategically...
Method for determining valve degradation
A system and method for determining valve degradation is presented. According to the method, valve timing can be adjusted in a number of ways to improve the...
Rear bumper panel
Vehicle front bumper
Wheel torque estimation in a powertrain for a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for estimating traction wheel torque in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain that does not require a torque sensor. The method relies upon variables...
Apparatus for controlling throttle shaft deflection and friction in dual
bore throttle bodies
A throttle body for an automobile includes a housing defining a plurality of bores separated by a central wall. A passageway is defined through the central wall....
Increased engine braking with adjustable valve timing
A system and method for operating at least an intake and exhaust valve in a cylinder with a piston of an engine in a vehicle are described. In one aspect, the...
Piston-cooling arrangement for an internal combustion engine
The invention relates to an internal combustion engine having a piston-cooling arrangement (1) which has at least one spray device (2, 27; 2, 39) which is...
Rear bumper spoiler
Rear bumper fascia
Method of predicting wear of a die surface
A method of predicting wear of a die surface. The method calculates a wear depth value based on a set of die characteristic values, a set of sheet material...
Method and system for controllably transferring energy from a high voltage
bus to a low voltage bus in a hybrid...
A method and system for controllably transferring energy from a high voltage bus to a low voltage bus in a hybrid electric vehicle. A vehicle system controller...
Apparatus and method for heating and transferring a workpiece prior to
An apparatus and method for heating and transferring a workpiece to a forming press for superplastic forming. The apparatus includes a heater assembly, having...
Vehicle sulfur oxide trap and related method
An automobile exhaust system includes a catalytic converter and a modified NOx trap wit improved sulfur tolerance. Sulfur oxide has a deleterious effect on the...
System and method for controlling engine idle in a vehicle
A method for controlling engine idle in a vehicle having a motor connected to the engine through a power transfer unit is provide. Upon receiving a neutral...
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...
Steering shaft coupling for automotive vehicle
A steering shaft coupling for an automotive vehicle includes first and second shaft sections which are both serrated and which may be telescopically engaged. The...
Motor vehicles incorporating deployable roll bar assemblies
A roll bar assembly capable of punching through a rear window (12) on deployment comprises a deployable u-shaped roll bar (1) fitted with a pin (4) made of hard...
Vehicle and energy producing and storage system for a vehicle
An energy producing and storage system for a vehicle includes a compressed gas storage tank having a generally cylindrical outer wall and a generally cylindrical...
Automotive vehicle with 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 trimming metal
An apparatus for trimming scrap from an aluminum sheet metal blank is provided. The apparatus includes a clamping base comprising a clamping base engagement...
Test apparatus for accelerated wheel and suspension component structural
A test apparatus for testing a wheel for a vehicle, including a wheel test spindle and a road simulation drum that is rotated by a motor is disclosed. The wheel...
Control approach for use with dual mode oxygen sensor
Electronic circuitry and control algorithms are described to automatically establish the output voltage of a linear exhaust gas oxygen sensor (e.g., a UEGO...