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Injection spray pattern for direct injection spark ignition engines
A system and method for controlling combustion in a direct injection spark ignition internal combustion engine inject fuel directly into a combustion chamber...
Reducing acoustic noise of an engine having electromechanical valves
A system and method for controlling randomly operable valves in an engine is presented. According to the method, valve lift is used to create a Helmholtz...
Starting a camless engine from rest
A method and system to start an internal combustion engine from rest is disclosed. The engine has intake and exhaust valves in each cylinder in which actuation...
Engine with variable cam timing and control advantageously using humidity
A system and method for utilizing a humidity sensor with an internal combustion engine of a vehicle is described. Specifically, information from the humidity...
System and method for removing hydrogen sulfide from an emissions stream
In an apparatus having a combustion engine and an emissions system including a catalytic converter and a metal oxide catalyst disposed downstream of the...
Method for reducing the exhaust emissions from an engine system
The invention relates to a method for reducing the exhaust emissions during the cold start of an internal combustion engine (3). According to the method, a...
Method of profiling new vehicles and improvements
A method of developing product characteristics for a new automotive vehicle comprising the steps of: generating a plurality of vehicle attributes including usage...
A one-way clutch includes a first race having a plurality of pockets, each pocket defining a pivot center, a second race including a plurality of notches, a...
Multiple pressure mode operation for hydraulic hybrid vehicle powertrain
A system for a hydraulically driven vehicle includes a pump producing fluid flow at an outlet, pump-motors having variable flow rates for driving the wheels, a...
Devices and methods for simulating tire non-uniformity forces for vehicle
vibration sensitivity measurements...
The many embodiments of the present invention comprise a device to simulate first order and higher-order tire non-uniformity forces. Some embodiments may...
Vehicle and method for operating a vehicle to reduce exhaust emissions
A method for operating a vehicle to reduce exhaust emissions is provided. The vehicle includes an engine, a motor, a battery for operating the motor, and a...
Electronic commerce credit origination method and system
A credit origination system and method are provided. The inventive method includes the step (22) of receiving an application for credit from a customer to...
Method of manufacturing electromagnetic devices using kinetic spray
A method of manufacturing electric machines comprised of geometrically patterned arrays of permanent magnets, soft magnetic materials, and electrical conductors...
Vehicle cooling system
An integrated cooling system having two separate evaporator coils is provided. Each evaporator coil has its own shutoff, thereby allowing for individual control...
System and method for operating a rollover control system during an
A method of controlling a safety system 38 of a vehicle 10 include determining a roll rate, determining a first control pressure in response to roll rate,...
Method for robotically applying large volumes of structural foam within
An innovative robotic foam application process that integrates system communications, non-contact vehicle insertion point locations, and applications controls to...
Control of regenerative braking during a yaw stability control event
The present invention is a method and system to control regenerative braking during the operation of a yaw stability control system. The method and system use...
A vehicle includes a transformable vehicle body having a first body configuration and a second body configuration. The first body configuration resembles a...
System and method to prime an electronic returnless fuel system during an
A method for priming a fuel injected internal combustion engine with a returnless fuel system having a check valve and initiating a fuel pump with a command...
Control of autoignition timing in a HCCI engine
Method and system embody a valve timing strategy to control the autoignition timing of a four stroke internal combustion engine (10) operated in an HCCI mode at...
Wooden debris compressor
A wooden debris compressor includes a storing tank, and a poking device under the storing tank provided with plural poking rods fixed spaced apart in a definite...
Exhaust gas aftertreatment systems
A method is presented for estimating an amount of ammonia stored in a urea-based SCR catalyst based on a dynamic model of the catalyst. The model takes into...
Automobile headlight lens
Computer-implemented method and system for designing a workcell layout
Preferred embodiments include receiving input defining dimensions for a workcell and a size and location for one or more objects within the workcell, receiving...
Integrated sensing system for an automotive system
An integrated sensing system for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of sensors sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle. The sensors include a...
Method and apparatus for providing refill or bleed alerts in a tire
pressure monitoring system
A tire pressure monitoring system for a vehicle has bleed and refill pressure thresholds in addition to high and low pressure thresholds. If a tire pressure...
Indicator for a hybrid electric vehicle
An indicator for use with an electric vehicle having an engine and an electric traction motor. The indicator includes a tachometer gauge for displaying engine...
Audio input jack assembly in a vehicle
A system for providing an auxiliary audio input for a vehicular entertainment sound system (VESS) (42) includes a portable electronic audio device (48) for...
Tool holder assembly
A tool holder assembly for a cutting tool. The tool holder assembly includes a tool holder, a locating member, and a spring. The spring is configured to bias the...
Automotive door assembly
A door assembly is provided having an ergonomic egress handle. The egress handle includes a door release lever that is pivotally connected to an automotive...
Grab handle for use with supplemental tailgate on pick-up trucks
A pivotable grab handle device is movable between a stowed position, which is positioned within a mating cavity formed in the main tailgate structure, and a...
Seal apparatus for an improved front-end to body-side joint of a vehicle
One embodiment of the present invention is a seal apparatus (16) for an improved front-end to body-side joint (10) of a vehicle. The seal apparatus (16) includes...
A snap ring having improved retention characteristics is configured for use inside a cylindrical cavity. The cavity includes a retention device having a...
Method, an arrangement, and a computer readable storage device for
controlling homogeneous charge compression...
The invention relates to a method for operating an internal combustion engine operable in compression ignition mode, said engine comprising a fuel supply means,...
Automatic tool attachment apparatus
An apparatus for automatically coupling a tool to a manipulator having a spindle. The apparatus includes a first adapter and a second adapter. The first adapter...
Adjustable door hinge
An adjustable hinge assembly for a vehicle door in which a body-mounting plate has a spherical convex surface in moveable contact with a corresponding spherical...
Coasting downshift control for automatic transmissions
An automatic transmission ratio shift control system and method for a powertrain having an engine and multiple-ratio gearing controlled by friction elements...
Method for the treatment of urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence is alleviated in a mammal by administering to the mammal a urinary incontinence alleviating amount of dextromethorphan, dextrorphan, their...
Control method for shifting a powershift transmission
In a transmission during a shifting process while torque is transferred from a power-outputting clutch, which is initially in the adhered state, to a...
Multiple speed transmission producing a low-range
A multiple speed transmission for an automotive vehicle includes an input and an output, a planetary gear system comprising first, second and third planetary...
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...
Fuel system with a field modification module for controlling fuel flow
The present invention provides a system for controlling speed of the fuel pump. The system includes a fuel pump, a controller, and a field modification module....
A coupling arrangement for enabling fixing of a body structure member and a structure member. The coupling arrangement includes, at least two threaded tubes...
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...
Fuel system comprising vehicle impact shutoff
A fuel delivery system includes a fuel control module for regulating a fuel pump within a fuel tank independent of the engine control module. The fuel control...
Engine system and method accounting for engine misfire
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,...
Apparatus and method for removing and cooling a part from a forming tool
An apparatus and method for removing a part from a forming tool and supporting the part. The apparatus includes a support member having a surface contoured to...