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Exhaust gas aftertreatment systems
A system and a method for effective NOx and particulate matter control in a diesel or other lean burn internal combustion engine is presented. The system...
Method of improving impact absorbing and deformation control
characteristics of vehicle components
A crush rail or other structural member of a vehicle is provided with crush triggers. The crush triggers are formed by heating localized areas of the crush rail...
Tailgate lift assist system
The invention provides a tailgate lift assist system and associated methods and apparatus that provide controlled force at various points as a tailgate is...
Method of making a spray formed article
A method of making a spray formed article includes the steps of providing a sand pattern and spraying metal material toward the sand pattern to form the desired...
System and method for reducing Nox emissions during transient conditions in
a diesel fueled vehicle with EGR
The present invention is a dual-stage fuel injection strategy for compression ignition engines in which 15-40% of the fuel is injected into the combustion...
Engine system and dual fuel vapor purging system with cylinder deactivation
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,...
Idle speed control method and system
A method and system for generating an idle control signal for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. Rotational speed, n, of the engine is measured....
Vehicle sensing based pre-crash threat assessment system
A pre-crash assessment system 1 includes a host vehicle 3 in motion. A remote sensor 4, status monitoring sensors 5, and safety device actuators are coupled to...
Carbon Impregnation of porous ducting for evaporative emissions absorption
The present invention discloses a hydrocarbon-removing component for the air intake system of an internal combustion engine which removes hydrocarbons escaping a...
Intake manifold pressure control for variable displacement engines
A system and method for controlling a variable displacement internal combustion engine having dedicated actuators associated with a group or bank of cylinders...
Front bumper fascia
Suspension coordinator subsystem and method
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...
Computer-implemented system and process for improving manufacturing
One aspect of the present invention relates, to a computer-implemented system for improving manufacturing productivity. The system is comprised of at least one...
Method for apparatus for venting an inflatable restraint assembly
An apparatus 10 for venting an inflatable restraint assembly 12. The apparatus 10 includes a conventional pyrotechnic cylinder 30 which is communicatively...
Method of treating diesel exhaust gases
A diesel exhaust treatment system and method of oxidizing NO to NO.sub.2 at low temperatures are provided. The system utilizes a platinum catalyst on a...
System and method for controlling engine air/fuel ratio during hydrocarbon
A method and system are provided for controlling the air/fuel ratio provided to an internal combustion engine during the time period when a hydrocarbon trap,...
System and method for removing NOx from an emission control device
A system and method for removing NOx from an emission control device is provided. The emission control device is coupled adjacent and downstream of an oxidation...
Vehicle cab front door
Vehicle cab rear door
Vehicle front grill
Relative positioning for vehicles using GPS enhanced with bluetooth range
A relative vehicle positioning system for a vehicle includes a GPS antenna adapted to receive satellite signals generated in response to relative vehicle...
System and method of providing information to an onboard information device
in a vehicle
A system and method of providing information to an onboard information device in a vehicle includes an onboard information device, such that the onboard...
Housing assembly for electrical energy storage device
A housing assembly for an electrical energy storage device includes a support structure arranged within a passenger compartment of a vehicle, a combined...
Spray formed articles made of boron steel and method for making the same
The present invention relates to a method of spray forming a boron steel metal article, and to the formed article. In at least one embodiment, the method...
Electronic valve actuator control system and method
A method and system for controlling a valve of an internal combustion engine. The system includes an electromagnet actuator having a coil and an armature...
Compressed-radius hem-forming process and tool
A tool and process utilizing the tool for forming a compressed-radius hem on a sheet metal assembly is provided. A concave portion on the tool is formed by at...
Method and system for freeze protecting liquid NOx reductants for vehicle
A method and system for freeze protecting liquid NO.sub.x reductants, preferably used in vehicle applications, wherein a liquid NO.sub.x reductant, carried...
System for minimizing the impact of poisoning of automotive exhaust
An exhaust aftertreatment system for an internal combustion engine is disclosed which mitigates deleterious poisoning of a catalytic converter or exhaust gas...
Method for determining emission control system operability
An engine diagnostic system for use with an internal combustion engine coupled to a lean NOx trap with a sensor coupled downstream of the trap. The sensor...
Vehicle rear bumper
Night vision system utilizing an illumination module and a method related
A night vision system 10 is provided for detecting objects at relatively low visible light levels. The system 10 includes light source 14. The system 10 further...
Valve assembly and method for controlling flow of gases from an engine
crankcase to an engine intake manifold
A valve assembly and method for controlling flow of gases through a passage between an engine crankcase and an engine intake manifold is provided. The method...
Bumper lower valance
Vehicle front bumper
Exterior of vehicle front bumper
Method for analyzing product information
A method for analyzing vehicle information. The method utilizes a multi-dimensional relational database or a data cube and On Line Analytical Processing...
Method for controlling torque and a system for carrying out the method
A method and a system in a vehicle to control the input torque to a drivetrain member (4) connected to an engine (2) is presented. The method comrises the steps...
Method for enhancing adhesion of metal particles to ceramic models
One method of the present invention relates to a method for enhancing adhesion of spraying metal to a ceramic model. The method is comprised of providing the...
Hybrid electric vehicle auxiliary oil pump
An automatic transmission for a hybrid electric vehicle where an engine is shut down during vehicle stops to improve fuel economy. The automatic transmission...
Method and arrangement for heat treatment before the execution of sprayform
A method for implementing pre-heat treatment before spray forming begins to achieve stress control in the manufacture of a spray formed metallic article involves...
System and method for estimating and controlling cylinder air charge in a
direct injection internal combustion...
A method for controlling cylinder charge in a direct-injection, spark-ignition engine. The engine includes an intake manifold and an electronically controlled...
Cam cover gasket
A cam cover gasket 207 is provided which includes a generally compliant first material 210 having an upper surface for contact with a cover 200 and a lower...
On-board diagnostic catalyst monitoring system
A method for determining the effectiveness of a catalyst to remove emissions from the exhaust of an internal combustion engine. The method includes measuring an...
Vehicle running board
Method for determining the roll angle of a vehicle using an estimation of
road bank angle
A method for determining road bank angle in a vehicle includes a lateral acceleration sensor (22) that generates a lateral acceleration signal. A yaw rate sensor...
Pedestrian safety device
A pedestrian safety device for automotive vehicle (1) having a hood (2) being hinged and releasably latched to the vehicle body. An actuator member (6) is...
Air bag cushion energy diverter
An air bag module comprising an air bag retainer, an air bag cushion, an inflator, and a cover having a front wall and a side wall connected to the air bag...
Vehicle front bumper
Vehicle pre-crash sensing based conic target threat assessment system
A pre-crash assessment system includes a host vehicle in motion. A remote sensor, status monitoring sensors, and safety device actuators are coupled to the host...
System and method of interactive evaluation and manipulation of a geometric
A system and method of interactive evaluation and manipulation of a geometric model is provided. The system includes a computer system and a haptic interface...