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Method for inhibiting engine stalling in a hybrid vehicle
A method for inhibiting stalling of an engine of a hybrid electric vehicle. The method includes determining whether the engine is running, determining whether a...
Tool holder assembly
A tool holder assembly having a cutting tool, a tool holder, and a sealing portion. The sealing portion is configured to inhibit fluid leakage between the...
Vehicle door insert
A door for use in a vehicle and including an interior panel portion having an outer boundary facing toward an interior portion of the vehicle and including an...
Fuel delivery module assembly
A fuel delivery module assembly for a vehicle which includes a fuel delivery module for supplying fuel from a fuel tank, a flange for attachment to a fuel tank...
System and method for engine starting
A system for an engine of a vehicle, comprising of a cylinder of the engine, a first injector configured to inject a first fuel to said cylinder, a second...
Internal combustion engine quick-stop
A system and method for stopping an internal combustion engine. According to one aspect of the disclosure, a shutdown sequence of the engine includes retarding...
Emission control device
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,...
Vehicle headlight lens
Method of integrating product information management with vehicle design
A method of integrating product information management with vehicle design includes the steps of selecting a vehicle program requirement from a library stored in...
Post collision restraints control module
A restraints control module (RCM) for a vehicle is provided including a memory device. The memory device stores a deployment time of a deployment event. A...
Lane changing assist system for an automotive vehicle
A host vehicle system includes a lane change system providing an indication to the host vehicle a target vehicle entering a destination lane. The system includes...
Crash notification system for an automotive vehicle
A crash notification system (12) for an automotive vehicle (10) is used to communicate with a communication network (22) and ultimately to a response center...
Vision-based method and system for automotive parking aid, reversing aid,
and pre-collision sensing application
A vision-based object detection decision-making system (10) for a vehicle (12) includes multiple vision sensing systems (14) that have vision receivers (20) and...
Method of manufacturing a trunk release handle for automobiles
An emergency trunk release handle for an automobile displays the graphics explaining the use and function of the handle by cutting out the material from the...
Waffle stud for insert molded plastic members
A fastener is configured for use in the manufacture of molded plastic components that will be subsequently attached to other components by the fastener. The low...
Vehicle headlight system having digital beam-forming optics
A vehicle headlight system including a light source, digital beam forming optics optically coupled to the light source, and a memory storing a plurality of light...
Mechanism for preventing closure of automobile doors
A linkage mechanism operably associated with the front and rear doors of an automotive vehicle that pivots a bumper device into an interfering position with...
Automotive wet trunk storage compartment with drain
A recessed storage well is formed in the rear load floor of an automotive vehicle to provide cargo transport capabilities for wet cargo. The recessed storage...
Automotive side impact protection
An automotive side impact assembly 10 is provided. The automotive side impact assembly 10 includes a door assembly 18 having a door body portion 20 and a window...
Controlling spark for an engine with controllable valves
A system and method to control spark in a cylinder of a multi-cylinder engine. Spark can be controlled in a cylinder while reducing the possibility of producing...
Fuel system for internal combustion engine
A fuel system for an internal combustion engine uses a fuel pump having an internally mounted pressure-responsive buffer which increases the volume available for...
Computer controlled engine valve operation
An electronic valve actuation system and control method is described. The valve timing is changed between early and late intake valve closing depending on engine...
Method for auto-ignition operation and computer readable storage device
for use with an internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine that can be operated in compression ignition mode, comprising a fuel injector (2) for each cylinder; a fuel injection control unit...
Catalyst temperature control on an electrically throttled engine
A method to regulate catalyst temperature by adjusting engine air and fuel amounts. The method provides catalyst temperature regulation while reducing fuel...
Method for producing a load sharing arrangement of planet pinions and
gears for a Ravigneaux gearset
The method includes the steps of determining a number of gear teeth for each gear and pinion that, in combination, would produce desired gear ratios. Current...
System and method of interactive evaluation of a geometric model
A system and method of interactive evaluation of a geometric model is provided. The method includes the steps of acquiring a haptic device position and...
Method for resolving issues within a team environment
A system and method is adapted to utilize the Internet as a medium for providing information and data management and sharing between diverse project team...
Method and system for a vehicle battery temperature control
A system for heating a vehicle battery and a method for using the same. The system and method enable energy flow from the battery to a heater to heat the battery...
Overhead automotive airbag design
An automotive overhead airbag assembly is provided including an airbag mounted on an inside surface of a vehicle roof at an airbag mount position. The airbag has...
A method for controlling an engine having both an electronically controlled inlet device, such as an electronic throttle unite, and an electronically controlled...
Lubrication system having a gasket with integrated lubrication channel
The present invention is directed to a lubrication system having a gasket with integrated lubrication channel for providing lubrication to the surface of an...
Internal combustion engine
A cylinder block for an internal combustion engine which, in use, supports a rotary crankshaft 40, the block having pairs of opposed lock width surfaces 37...
Vehicle wheel cover
Vehicle lower front bumper
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...
Vehicle front bumper
Automobile upper front bumper
Cargo restraint straps for automobiles
A flexible cargo restraining straps mounted on the sidewalls of the rear cargo area of an automotive vehicle to receive and restrain small cargo items from...
A method of forming deep holes and a gundrill therefore is disclosed. The gundrill has an elongate tubular shank and a cutting tip, each provided with a tubular...
Wheel creep control of hydraulic hybrid vehicle using regenerative braking
A system according to this invention opposes creep in a hydraulic hybrid motor vehicle. An accumulator contains fluid at high pressure, and a reservoir contains...
Charging a fluid accumulator while operating a hybrid vehicle powertrain
including an engine and a pump/motor
A system for replenishing a source of pressurized fluid for use in driving the wheels of a motor vehicle includes an accumulator containing fluid at relatively...
Engine shut down using fluid pump to control crankshaft stopping position
Systems and methods for controlling stopping position of a crankshaft during shutdown of an internal combustion engine control a fluid pressure to control a...
Computer controlled engine air-fuel ratio adjustment
A microprocessor-based controller is provided for generated heat in at various locations in an exhaust system of an engine by changing the heat generation...
Controlling a hydraulic hybrid vehicle powertrain having an internal
combustion engine and a hydraulic pump/motor
A motor vehicle powertrain system according to this invention controls the magnitudes of torque produced by multiple power sources that drive the vehicle wheels....
Vehicle control system for exiting ruts
A vehicle control system adapted to facilitate exiting of ruts includes an active steering system having a steerable wheel defining a steering angle. The active...