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Method for producing a freeze-cast substrate
One method of the present invention includes introducing a slurry into a mold unit comprised of a mold contained within a casting receptacle and lowering the...
Engine air amount prediction based on engine position
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...
Oiling system for an internal combustion engine
An oiling system for an internal combustion engine includes a cover for enclosing lower portion of a cylinder block. The cover has an oil reservoir and oil inlet...
Method and system for preconditioning an emission control device for
operation about stoichiometry
An exhaust gas treatment system for an internal combustion engine includes a three-way catalyst and a NO.sub.x device located downstream of the three-way...
Vehicle side view mirror
Method and device for inputting speed limiting values for a speed limiter
of a vehicle
The invention relates to the input of speed limiting values into a speed limiter in a vehicle. The speed limiting value which is to be complied with is set by...
Method and system for controlling power distribution in a hybrid fuel cell
A power distribution control system for a hybrid fuel cell vehicle is provided. The system includes a high energy converter (HEC) for providing current from an...
Electromechanical valve assembly for an internal combustion engine
An electromechanical valve assembly (46) for an internal combustion engine (36) is provided. The valve assembly (46) includes a rotor (68) centered about a first...
Overhead console active night vision system for an interior cabin of a
An illuminator system (16) for an interior cabin (12) of a vehicle (14) includes a light source (72) and a beam-forming optic (100) that is optically coupled to...
Pickup truck with lift assisted tailgate system
An automotive vehicle, such as a pickup truck, has a tailgate including a door adapted to pivot about a generally horizontal pivot axis, with the door including...
Wheel-end and center axle disconnects for an electric or HEV
This invention is a method and system to disconnect drive wheels from the powertrain of any electric powered vehicle. A vehicle controller monitors input from,...
Method and system for controlling power distribution in a hybrid fuel cell
A power distribution control system for a hybrid fuel cell vehicle is provided. The system includes a high voltage energy converter (HVEC) for providing current...
Method and apparatus for charging a high voltage battery of an automotive
vehicle having a high voltage battery...
An electrical system for an automotive vehicle includes a low voltage battery having a low voltage, a high voltage battery having a high voltage, and a DC-to-DC...
Method for receiving and shipping items
A method for receiving and shipping vehicles or other manufactured items in which the items are assigned several identification numbers and in which the...
Vehicle rear door
Method and device for controlling the limiting of the speed of a vehicle
The invention relates to a speed limiter in a vehicle. The speed limiting value which is to be complied with is set by activating a key (7) on an input device...
Process for treating industrial wastewaters
The invention relates to a process for treating industrial wastewaters, preferably wastewaters from the metal-processing industry, preferably suitable for...
Automotive body side impact control system
An automotive body includes a floor pan and a door for accessing a passenger compartment, a cross member attached to the floor pan and extending laterally under...
Exterior of vehicle hood
Pick up truck
Method of providing dynamic regionally relevant data to a mobile
A dynamic method of delivering regionally relevant information to a plurality of geographically disperse and mobile environments, such as, for example, motor...
Method and apparatus for reminding the vehicle operator to refill the spare
tire in a tire pressure monitoring...
A tire pressure monitoring system (12) for a spare tire of a vehicle (10) includes an indicator (52) and a timer (44) that generates a first time signal...
Potential collision detection and parking aid system
A collision warning and countermeasure system (10) for an automotive vehicle (12) is provided. The system (10) includes a velocity sensor (18) that generates a...
Flexible circuit piezoelectric relay
An arrangement of a flex circuit relay 7 is provided. The flex circuit relay 7 has a first substrate 10. A first connective member 24 is connected on the first...
Backlite storage and convertible decklid system for automotive vehicle
A system and method for modifying a rear cargo compartment of an automotive vehicle includes a decklid capable of enclosing for storage the vehicle's backlite....
Automotive vehicle bicycle rack having load assist apparatus
An apparatus to assist an operator in loading a bicycle onto a substantially vertical bicycle rack attached to an automotive vehicle, includes a base that...
Automotive washer system utilizing a freezable washer liquid and a
freeze-resistant washer liquid
A washer system which includes a first reservoir containing a freezable washer liquid and having a drain port therein. The drain port is in fluid communication...
Internal combustion engine having engine speed limit control system
A method and system for controlling an internal combustion engine, such engine being coupled to a transmission. The engine is controlled in response to a torque...
An accumulator 114 is provided in an engine 7 camshaft 73 having at least one lobe and an internal cavity 170. A compliance member 174 is provided for...
Method and apparatus for compensating misalignments of a sensor system used
in a vehicle dynamic control system
A control system (18) for an automotive vehicle (10) having a vehicle body includes a sensor system (16) having housing (52) oriented within the vehicle body....
Conductivity sensor for detecting conductivity of a fluid
A conductivity sensor (16) and control circuit (18) for determining the conductivity of a fluid is provided. Conductivity sensor (16) is formed of a first...
Method and apparatus for starting an engine using a starter/alternator and
an accessory drive
A system (40) for starting an internal combustion engine (12) of an automotive vehicle (10) has a controller (54) coupled to a starter/generator (42). The engine...
Folding cargo containment apparatus for an automobile
A cargo containment apparatus is formed from a series of individual panels linked together to permit deployment in a variety of configurations for containing...
Anti-intrusion beam for a vehicle door assembly
An anti-intrusion beam for incorporation into a vehicle door assembly is manufactured from an outer skin formed from laminated layers of composite materials...
Inner door for an automotive vehicular door assembly
An automotive door assembly (10) includes an inner door (30) having an inner panel (40). The inner panel (40) has a first seat (44) and a second seat (46)...
Airtight blade valve device for exhausting dust
An airtight blade valve device for exhausting dust includes two faceplates, two side plates, plural threaded rods, a rotor and a speed-reducing motor. The two...
Charge air conditioning system with integral intercooling
A charge air conditioning system, including a charge air booster, a refrigerant-to-air intercooler which is integral with the charge air booster, and a...
Control method for internal combustion 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...
System and method for purging a hydrocarbon trap
A method and a system are provided for purging a hydrocarbon trap coupled to an internal combustion engine. An air supply device supplies oxygen to the...
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...
Exterior of vehicle tailgate
Exterior of vehicle front bumper
Vehicle front grill
Computer controller for vehicle and engine system with carbon canister
A method is described for controlling fuel vapor purging and adaptive learning in a lean burn engine system. Fuel vapor purging is carried out during lean...
Method and system for capturing vehicle data using an RF transmitter
A system (100) and method (10) for automated collection of data from a transportation vehicle (14) having a wireless transmitter (12) connected to a diagnostic...
Method and system for controlling a motor
A method of transitioning a motor from a torque control mode to a speed control mode includes providing the motor with a torque command to eliminate torque holes...