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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...
Apparatus reducing radiated emission from electronic modules
The present invention provides an electronic module assembly with reduced EMI noise emission. The electronic module assembly of the invention includes an...
Vehicle body having a forward facing rear door
A forward facing rear door assembly for a motor vehicle includes a forward facing rear door having a forward end and a rear end. The forward facing rear door...
Seat belt device
A device for use together with a seat belt (3) of a seat in a vehicle (6), comprising a sensor (2) for measuring tension in the seat belt and a member (4) for...
Yaw control for an automotive vehicle using steering actuators
A stability control system (24) for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of sensors sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle. The sensors include a...
Method for controlling a wheel drive system of a hybrid vehicle
A method for operating a hybrid vehicle when starting a power source. The method includes initiating a start sequence that includes driving the power source at a...
Exhaust reductant generation in a direct injection engine with cylinder
A method for operating an internal combustion engine having at least a first and second cylinder, comprising during at least one operating condition, operating...
System and method for determining set point location for oxidant-based
engine air/fuel control strategy
The invention relates to a new method and system for optimizing the efficiency of an automotive catalytic converter by adjusting the engine air/fuel ratio based...
Wheel position indicator
A wheel position indication system for a vehicle comprising a steerable wheel, a wheel position indicator and a controller. The wheel position indicator has an...
Handheld switch measurement system
A switch measurement system is disclosed for measuring characteristics of a switch while the switch is mounted to a product adjacent a product surface. The...
Roll over stability control for an automotive vehicle having an active
A stability control system (24) for an automotive vehicle as includes a plurality of sensors (28 37) sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle to determine...
Method and apparatus for direct pour casting
A direct pour metal casting process and casting mold having a direct pour passage. The casting mold is filled from a bottom pour ladle that dispenses molten...
Valve control to reduce modal frequencies that may cause vibration
A method to reduce chassis vibration in an engine with valves that may be deactivated. Valves are controlled to avoid exciting modal frequencies of mechanical...
Compressed gaseous fuel system for internal combustion engine
A compressed gaseous fuel system for an internal combustion engine includes an electronic engine controller, a common fuel rail, fuel injectors operatively...
Structurally tuned vibration based component checking system and method
A structurally tuned, vibration-based component checking system for detecting anomalies in a component of an assembly prior to the component being installed in...
Vehicle headlight lens
System and method for preemptively sensing an object and selectively
operating both a collision countermeasure...
A system and method for preemptively sensing an object in the potential drive path of an automotive vehicle and selectively operating both a collision...
Drowsy driver monitoring and prevention system
A drowsy driver detection system (10) for an automobile (12) is coupled to a service center (16) through a communication system (14). A drowsy driver sensor (30)...
Intake valve cleaning method for a direct injection engine with computer
controlled intake valves
A method for a vehicle traveling on the road having an engine with adjustable valve operation is described. The method includes performing a valve cleaning...
Thermally stable lean nox trap
The present invention provides a method of removing harmful gases from an automobile exhaust. The method of the invention comprises contacting a thermally stable...
Control for diesel engine with particulate filter
A system and method are described for operating a diesel engine and particulate filter during self-sustained filter regeneration. In particular, a method is...
System for determining vehicular relative roll angle during a potential
A control system (18) for an automotive vehicle (10) has a roll angular rate sensor (34) and a lateral accelerometer (32) that are used to determine the body...
Enhanced system for yaw stability control system to include roll stability
A yaw stability control system (18) is enhanced to include roll stability control function for an automotive vehicle and includes a plurality of sensors (28 39)...
Nitric oxide donors for inducing neurogenesis
There is provided a method of promoting neurogenesis by administering a therapeutic amount of a nitric oxide donor compound to a patient in need of neurogenesis...
Exhaust emission control and diagnostics
A diesel engine emission control system uses an upstream oxidation catalyst and a downstream SCR catalyst to reduce NOx in a lean exhaust gas environment. The...
Method of parametic design of an instrument panel support structure
A method of parametric design of an instrument panel support structure for an instrument panel on a vehicle includes the step of determining an input parameter,...
Wheel lift identification for an automotive vehicle using passive and
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) used for detecting lift of a wheel includes a passive wheel lift detector (58) that generates a...
Noise attenuation device for a vehicle exhaust system
A noise attenuation device for a vehicle exhaust system is provided. The device includes an exhaust pipe having a passageway for receiving exhaust gas pulses...
Exhaust gas recirculation cooler contaminant removal method and system
Method and apparatus for removing contaminants from internal combustion engine exhaust gas recirculation cooler. The method feeds a portion of such exhaust...
Secondary airflow system for engine exhaust emission diagnostics
In one example, a system for an engine having an intake system and an exhaust system is described. The system comprises: an airflow sensor coupled to the intake...
Screw in high voltage housing terminal for ignition coil
An ignition coil and a method for its manufacturer are provided, the ignition coil including a housing, a primary winding and a secondary winding disposed in the...
Vehicle rear bumper
Roll over stability control for an automotive vehicle
A stability control system (24) for an automotive vehicle as includes a plurality of sensors (28 37) sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle and a...
Sensing strategy for damage mitigation in compatability situations
A crash assessment and safety device activation system includes a target object potentially colliding with a host object in motion, is disclosed. A remote sensor...
Remote vehicle immobilization
A vehicle immobilization system (10) is coupled to a network system (20) and includes a vehicle that has a speed sensor (34) generating a vehicle speed signal, a...
Electromechanically actuated valve control for an internal combustion
A system and method to control engine valve operation in an internal combustion engine. Valves are controlled to improve vehicle drivability and reduce vehicle...
Transmission arrangements for hybrid electric vehicles
A geared, power transmission mechanism for a hybrid electric vehicle wherein multiple power flow paths are established between an engine and vehicle traction...
System and method for exhaust heat generation using electrically actuated
A method for operating an engine having at least a first and second cylinder [group], the first cylinder having a first electrically actuated valve and the...
Engine control with variable control valve
A method of operating an internal combustion engine. The method includes disabling at least one piston cylinder of the engine. While said at least one piston...
Electromechanically actuated valve control based on a vehicle electrical
A method to control electromechanical valves in an internal combustion engine is presented. Electromechanical valves are controlled to improve the possibility...
Audio noise cancellation system for a sensor in an automotive vehicle
An assembly includes a seat 60 having a seat base 64, an occupant sensor positioned in the seat base, said occupant sensor comprising a fluid filled bladder...
Tool and method for measuring force associated with engaging a child
A tool for measuring force associated with engaging an anchorage of a child restraint anchorage system of a motor vehicle. The tool includes a force measuring...
Automotive multi-position seat assembly
A seat assembly is disclosed for a passenger vehicle which provides multiple positions by translating a seat back between a fore position and an aft position...