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Web-based document system
A web-based document approval system that enables users to create, review and approve documents and to communicate these documents to other parties. The system...
System and method for virtual interactive design and evaluation and
manipulation of vehicle mechanisms
A system and method for virtual interactive design and evaluation and manipulation of a vehicle mechanism using a haptic-user interface is provided. The system...
Pre-crash sensing system and method for detecting and classifying objects
One embodiment of the present invention is a pre-crash sensing system (12) ("PCS system") for a vehicle (18) for processing images within a substantially quick...
Method for camera calibration and quality testing
A method for testing cameras includes positioning a camera such that an image of a target is displayed on a monitor within at least one default image parameter....
Tubular front end structure for automobiles and method for making the same
A front end assembly for a vehicle includes a U-shaped tubular structure, a body portion having a pair of laterally-spaced, longitudinally extending cowl sides,...
Bumper cross-section with hinges
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...
Airbag with internal positioning panels for sequential deployment
An airbag (10) is provided that can be sequentially deployed for minimizing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant (12). This airbag (10) is an inflatable bag...
Handle assembly for wheel chair brake mechanism
The brake handle assembly of the invention may be retrofittable to an existing foldable wheelchair. The brake handle assembly includes a coupling member provided...
Jet pump with improved start-up properties and fuel delivery system
equipped with such jet pump
The present invention relates to a jet pump having a first inlet duct, a second inlet duct and an outlet duct having an outlet end, wherein the ducts are in...
Low evaporative emission fuel system depressurization via solenoid valve
A fuel delivery system is provided with a fuel solenoid valve to minimize fuel leakage and evaporative emissions during diurnal cycles by preventing pressure...
Cylinder and valve mode control for an engine with valves that may be
A method to select cylinder and valve operational modes in an internal combustion engine with valves that may be deactivated. A simplified method to select...
Tool and a method for assessing an indicator mark position
A tool for assessing the position of an indicator mark disposed on a seat of a vehicle. The tool includes an arm adapted to contact an anchorage and a plurality...
Dual clutch assembly for a motor vehicle powertrain
Apparatus for transmitting torque between a power source and a transmission, includes first and second coaxial input shafts, a housing, first bearing rotatably...
Valve selection for an engine operating in a multi-stroke cylinder mode
A method to control valve patterns in a cylinder operating in a multi-stroke cylinder mode. Valves are controlled to improve drivability and emissions.
Automotive vehicle body having tailor welded blanks
An automotive vehicle body includes a floor structure, a roof structure and a door opening panel welded to the floor and roof structure. The door opening panel...
Measuring, monitoring and tracking enterprise communications and processes
The present invention comprises apparatus and systems for measuring, monitoring, tracking and simulating enterprise communications and processes. A central...
Hydraulic coupling system
A hydraulic coupling system includes a pump, a controller, a clutch assembly, and a valve. The clutch assembly includes an actuator and a multi-disk clutch pack...
Automotive vehicle steering system having an electric motor powered linear
actuator shaft for turning a steered...
An automotive vehicle steering system has an actuator (12) for steering a wheel (10). A shaft (28) passes axially through the interior of a housing (14) of the...
Software fuel volatility measurement
A system is described using a fuel quality sensor or an estimate of fuel volatility for controlling various aspects of engine operation. For example, improved...
Method for auto-ignition operation and computer readable storage device
The invention relates to an internal combustion engine comprising a fuel injector (2) for each cylinder; a fuel injection control unit (4) for controlling fuel...
Hydrogen fueled spark ignition engine
A hydrogen fueled reciprocating spark ignition engine includes a fuel system for providing gaseous hydrogen to the cylinders of the engine and a lean NOx trap...
Degradation detection method for an engine having a NOx sensor
An engine diagnostic system for use with an internal combustion engine coupled to a lean NOx trap with a NOx sensor coupled downstream of the trap. Degradation...
Method and system for determining cylinder position with an internal
An internal combustion engine having a crankshaft rotatable within an engine block of the engine and at least one camshaft driven by the crankshaft. The...
Fuel cut-off control system for a vehicle
A fuel cut-off control system (12) for a vehicle (10) is provided. This system (12) includes one or more crash sensors (24) for detecting a fuel cut-off event...
Quick starting engine with electromechanical valves
A system and method to control engine valve timing so that an internal combustion engine may be quickly started. Electromechanical valves are controlled to allow...
Engine control system and method with lean catalyst and particulate filter
A method for controlling reductant added to an exhaust of an engine having a lean NOx catalyst and a particulate filter adjusts a reductant amount during...
Tire rotating machine
A machine for rotating a tire disposed on a vehicle. The machine includes a roller and a roller cover. Contaminants on a tire may be captured by the roller cover...
Method for estimating engine friction torque
Algorithms for real-time estimation of the engine friction torque in a vehicle powertrain are disclosed. Engine friction torque is estimated at start and at...
Power electronics circuit with voltage regulator for electromechanical
valve actuator of an internal combustion...
A dual coil half bridge converter adapted to be coupled to a dual coil actuator of a cylinder valve in an internal combustion engine is described. In one...
Pencil ignition coil
A magnetic core assembly for an ignition coil assembly allows unique exterior shapes to be formed by an outer insulation layer, while speeding up the...
Method and apparatus for maintaining a connection between a vehicle and a
An apparatus 10 which allows a transmission 18 to be selectively shifted from a parked gear arrangement to another gear arrangement when the fuel door 13 is...
Control system parameter monitor
A control system parameter monitor determines a difference between a desired and estimated or measured parameter value, applies a weighting factor to the...
Air conditioning system for a motor vehicle
The invention relates to an air conditioning system for motor vehicles, which contains a connection piece for a pressure switch/pressure sensor, said connection...
System and method for reducing NOx emissions after fuel cut-off events
A method of controlling exhaust emission oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from an internal combustion engine (ICE) includes the steps of determining when an engine speed...
Window blind tilt actuator
Power split transaxle for producing stepless reverse, forward and geared
neutral speed ratios
The invention relates to a power split drive train that includes a variable speed ratio path and a fixed speed ratio path. An epicyclic gearset, driven at two...
Selective bypass of solenoid-controlled supply to friction elements of an
A hydraulic system for controlling the engagement and disengagement of a friction element includes a source of line pressure, a source of exhaust pressure, a...
Method to improve fuel economy in lean burn engines with
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
Method for casting an iron alloy reinforced aluminum alloy engine block
A method of high pressure die casting in iron alloy reinforcements for main bearing scantlings in an aluminum alloy engine block for an internal combustion...
Oscillating device for adjusting the displacement of a fluid pump
A device for adjusting the displacement of a fluid pump includes a swashplate supported for pivotal movement about a first axis, and an engine having first and...
Control method and system for diesel particulate filter regeneration
A method and system for controlling regeneration in a particulate filter coupled to an internal combustion engine. The method controls hydrocarbon injection into...
Engine shut-down for engine having adjustable valve timing
A method for operating at least an intake and exhaust valve in a cylinder with a piston of an engine in a vehicle, comprising during conditions of an engine...