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Method and system for maintaining personalization of user adjustable
A system and method are provided for selectively setting one or more variable vehicle operating parameters or features by storing information representative of...
Active night vision system for vehicles employing anti-blinding scheme
A night vision system for a vehicle includes a pulsed light source for illuminating a region proximate the vehicle and a secondary trigger light source operating...
High viscosity synthetic ester lubricant base stock
A high viscosity synthetic ester base stock of about ISO 68 to 400 is formed from a neopentylpolyol condensed with at least one monocarboxylic acid selected from...
Method of manufacturing a permanent magnet using kinetic spray
A method of manufacturing a permanent magnet by the steps of preparing an admixture of magnetic material and binder material, the admixture material having a...
Four point seat belt restraint system
A four-point seat belt system for restraining a vehicle occupant in a vehicle seat. Two shoulder belts mounted on separate spool members are connected to a...
Reinforced fastener assembly for a vehicle sheet metal body structure
A reinforced fastener assembly (18) for securing a vehicle seat (14, 16) to a vehicle sheet metal body structure (20) is provided. The reinforced fastener...
Multipurpose activity frame for use on articulating roof rack system
The present invention provides a multipurpose activity frame for a vehicle articulating roof rack system including a vehicle articulating roof rack system having...
Variable displacement engine starting control
A system and method for controlling a variable displacement engine during cranking and starting period include a hybrid operating mode to allow intake/exhaust...
Vehicle front bumper
Method for determining transportation vehicle customer satisfaction
Within a method for predicting customer satisfaction for a transportation vehicle there is measured for the transportation vehicle a Noise, Vibration and...
Tire pressure monitoring system with a signal initiator
A tire pressure monitoring system (12) for a vehicle (10) has a plurality of tires (14a-d) in respective rolling locations having a respective plurality of tire...
Engine speed control in a vehicle during a transition of such vehicle from
rest to a moving condition
A method and system for controlling engine speed during a vehicle launch (from a rest condition to a moving condition), such vehicle having the engine is coupled...
Automotive tailgate with lift assist system-I
An automotive tailgate includes a door adapted to pivot about a generally horizontal pivot axis, with the door including a shell defining an interior space. The...
Seat belt restraint system with movable lap belt guides
A four-point seat belt restraint system having a lap belt movable between a comfort position wherein the portions of the belt extending over the outsides of the...
Vehicle speed control system
A vehicle speed control system includes an engine control system with an engine idle speed controller which maintains the engine idle speed set point for varying...
Idle speed control for lean burn engine with variable-displacement-like
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of a engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
System and method for determining target oxygen storage in an automotive
The invention relates to a new method and system for optimizing the efficiency of an automotive catalytic converter. The invention comprises adjusting an...
Vehicle front body side molding
Vehicle side view mirror
Exterior of vehicle hood
Vehicle rear bumper
Passenger compartment isolator system for automotive vehicle
A passenger compartment isolator system interposed between the engine compartment and passenger compartment of an automotive vehicle includes a dash panel having...
Method and system for increasing the estimation accuracy of cam phase angle
in an engine with variable cam timing
A system and method for determining an estimation of actual cam phase angle of increased accuracy are based on an observed cam phase angle derived from a cam...
Temperature control via computing device
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...
Lightweight windshield wiper installation system
A lightweight windshield wiper installation system is provided wherein the system includes a re-usable mounting device in combination with a lightweight...
Vehicle left front fender
System and method for designing automotive structure using adhesives
A system and method for designing an automotive body structure. A CAE system 14 receives certain programmable parameters or user input data 12, and generates a...
Method for controlling airbag deployment
A method of deploying a passenger side airbag as a function of the actual mass of the occupant on the passenger seat. This is accomplished by providing force...
Diagnosing proper operability of a cylinder charge motion control device
A method for detecting improper operation of a charge motion control device (CMC) based on exhaust temperature is disclosed. It has been found that when the...
Electromagnetic actuator with permanent magnet
A system and method for increasing force density of a valve actuator particularly suited for use in actuation of intake and/or exhaust valves of an internal...
Automobile transmission range sensor system
A non-contacting transmission range sensor system, which includes a control device, is disclosed. The system includes a shaft coupled to the control device. A...
Flow-sensing device and method for fabrication
A gaseous flow sensor that utilizes non-platinum resistive sensing elements and a method for fabricating such sensor are disclosed. The gaseous flow sensor is...
Method and apparatus for optimizing purge fuel for purging emissions
A method and apparatus for controlling the operation of a "lean-burn" internal combustion engine in cooperation with an exhaust gas purification system having an...
Controlled engine shutdown for a hybrid electric vehicle
A method and system to control engine shutdown for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is provided. Tailpipe emissions are reduced during the many engine shutdowns...
Crankshaft for an internal combustion engine disposed in a motor vehicle
The invention relates to a crankshaft bearing for a motor vehicle, in which a crankshaft 1 produced from ADI (austempered ductile iron, DIN EN 1564) is supported...
Convertible ladder and load platform for a vehicle articulating roof rack
The present invention provides a convertible ladder and load platform including a vehicle articulating roof rack system having a selectively removable portion...
Engine air amount prediction based on a change in speed
A system and method to predict engine air amount for an internal combustion engine is described. Included is a method to predict a change in engine air amount...
Method of integrating computer visualization for the design of a vehicle
A method of integrating computer visualization for the design of a vehicle includes the steps of determining a low-level geometric model of the vehicle and...
Crystal based fringe generator system
A measurement system (10) for accurately measuring the surface geometry of a part (32) in three dimensions includes a laser (12) for emitting a laser beam (14)....
Vehicle communication system implemented reusing existing vehicle
A communication system is provided for an automotive vehicle (10) that uses existing vehicle components with only slight modifications that can be implemented in...
Adjustable height automotive seat
An adjustable height automotive seat (10) is provided, including a backrest portion (12) and a seat portion (14), the seat portion (14) capable of being...
Automotive vehicle with enhanced lateral collision intrusion resistance
An automobile includes a door, inner and outer rocker panels, and a floor pan joined to the inner rocker panel. A structural frame extends under the body. A...
Control method for engine
A control method adjusts fuel injection into an engine having a variable compression ratio. The method determines the cylinder air amount based on various...
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...
Vehicle head lamp
Exterior of vehicle front bumper
Adaptive safety system for a bumper-bag equipped vehicle
The present invention provides a safety system control method for a host automotive vehicle. The method includes providing a first vehicle safety countermeasure...
Silicon-doped amorphous carbon coating for paint bell atomizers
A wear resistance coated bell atomizer (32) and method for making same. The coating applied to the outer surface of a bell cup (36) of the bell atomizer (32) is...