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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...
Independent suspension for rear wheels of automotive vehicle
An independent suspension for a powered rear road wheel of an automotive vehicle includes a subframe attached to a vehicle body with a hub carrier and wheel hub...
Adaptive control for engine with electronically adjustable valve operation
A method is described for estimating cylinder airflow in engines that operate with manifold pressure near atmospheric pressure to compensate for degraded sensor...
Control method for a vehicle having an engine and an accessory device
A method for controlling cycling of an air conditioning compressor coupled to an internal combustion engine interrupts normal cycling based on operation...
Computer instructions for control of multi-path exhaust system in an engine
A computer controller is described for disabling fuel injection into cylinder groups of an engine. The system controls engine output a reduced engine torques...
Vehicle and engine control system and method
An engine control system controls engine torque to transition through the transmission lash zone. The transmission lash zone is determined using speed ratio...
System and method of preparing a reinforced polymer by supercritical fluid
The present invention involves a method of preparing a reinforced polymer providing improved mechanical properties. The method includes providing particles of...
Flexible circuit relay
An arrangement of a flex circuit (7) is provided which includes a first substrate (10) with a connected first conductive membrane (16) having a first gap (20). A...
Semi-active control of automotive steering system vibration with
A magnetorheological (MR) vibration damper for damping axial and rotational vibrations of an automotive steering system may include a housing encasing MR fluid...
Method and an assembly for braking a selectively moveable assembly having a
controllably varying amount of self...
An electromechanical brake assembly 10 having a pair of selectively movable and dissimilar self energization wedge members 24, 26 which are respectively and...
Transmission oil cooler and filter
An oil cooler for a vehicle with an automatic transmission that includes a core contained between two end pipes. A first one of the end pipes includes an oil...
System and method for estimating oxidant storage of a catalyst
The invention relates to a new method and system for optimizing the efficiency of an automotive catalytic converter by adjusting the engine air/fuel ratio based...
Exterior of vehicle tail lamp
Exterior of vehicle front bumper
Method for simulating the formation of an adhesive joint
A method for simulating the formation of an adhesive joint and/or for determining the attributes of the adhesive joint is disclosed. The method allows an...
Electronic throttle plate index position determination for improved airflow
correlation over various...
A system (12) and method for determining the closed position of a throttle plate 52 of an internal combustion engine (10) are provided. The system (12) includes...
System and method for providing feedback to a driver of a hybrid vehicle
A feedback system 10 for use with a hybrid electric vehicle 12 having a propulsion system 14 which includes a motor/generator 16 and an internal combustion...
Method and system for resetting tire pressure monitoring system for an
A tire pressure monitoring system (12) for a vehicle (10) includes a warning status memory (26) having warning statuses therein and a plurality of tires (14a, b,...
Diagnostic strategy for an electric motor using sensorless control and a
A strategy to control and diagnose the operation of an electric motor using a sensorless control system augmented by feedback from a position and speed sensor is...
Body panel assembly
A body panel assembly having an inner panel and an outer panel. The outer panel has a greater coefficient of thermal expansion than the inner panel. An adhesive...
Method of spray joining articles
The present invention relates to a method of providing a spray formed composite article. The method comprises providing a first article. The first article is a...
Engine charge air conditioning system with multiple intercoolers
An automotive engine has a charge air conditioning system, including a charge booster, and a first intercooler for transferring heat from charge air flowing from...
Vehicle rear bumper
Exterior of vehicle grill
Method and system for estimating cylinder air charge for an internal
A method is provided for estimating cylinder air charge in an internal combustion engine, such engine having a mass airflow (MAF) sensor and a manifold absolute...
Method of using neutral event specification file for manufacturing line
A method is provided of using a neutral event specification file for manufacturing line analysis. The method includes the steps of constructing a neutral event...
Control system and control method for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A control and control method for a powertrain for a parallel hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) method and system, including a pre-transmission internal combustion...
Air bag inflator gas venting system
An air bag module for venting inflation gas if an out-of-position vehicle occupant is too close to the module for proper air bag deployment. The module has an...
Method for air-fuel ratio control of a lean burn engine
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
Method and system for calibrating a tire pressure sensing system for an
A system (10) and method is provided for calibrating a tire pressure monitoring system using an EM transmitter (14). The present invention includes a first...
Diagnostic method for variable compression ratio engine
A diagnostic method for a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine operable in a plurality of compression ratio operating states includes the steps of...
Axially reduced torque converter with axial pull stator
A torque converter for a vehicle having a substantially reduced axial length relative to a conventional circular-shaped torus cross section. The torque converter...
Exterior of vehicle front bumper
Remote diagnostics and prognostics methods for complex systems
A diagnostic/prognostic system monitors performance of a vehicle or other apparatus wherein the vehicle has a plurality of operational components. Each...
CAE waveform assessor
A CAE waveform assessor 10 is provided, including a CAE resultant waveform 12 and a reference waveform 16. The CAE waveform assessor 10 utilizes a time domain...
System for sensing whether an object struck in a collision is a pedestrian
A collision protection system for protecting a pedestrian that uses a sensor that provides a width output signal that varies in relation to the width of an...
Hybrid power system for an electric vehicle
A hybrid power system (10) for supplying power to a load (12) such as an electric vehicle is provided. The power system (10) includes an energy storage device...
Theft resistant system for vehicles equipped with combined
A theft resistant vehicle system (10) includes a security system (12) adapted to generate a first control signal as a function of the substantial meeting of a...
Emery polishing machine
An emery polishing machine is provided with plural adjusting devices positioned between the opposite shaft ends of two emery polishing wheels and machine box....
Vehicle bed assembly and a method for making a vehicle bed assembly
A vehicle bed assembly 10 has a floor pan 18, a front wall 20, and substantially identical side walls 14, 16. The front wall 20 and the side walls 14, 16 are...
Power steering system with vehicle braking state input for vibration
A power steering system in which an electric motor (9) makes available a damping torque to a steering system via a mechanical transmission (4). The transmission...
High efficiency conversion of nitrogen oxides in an exhaust aftertreatment
device at low temperature
A system and method for providing operating conditions that provide higher efficiency NOx reduction in a lean NOx catalyst coupled to a lean-burning internal...
Vehicle rear bumper
System and method for detection of degradation of vacuum brake booster
Systems and methods for detecting degradation of a sensor in a vacuum brake booster coupled to a manifold of an internal combustion engine include measuring an...
Method of using neutral event file for manufacturing line analysis
A method is provided of using a neutral event file for manufacturing line analysis. The method includes the steps of constructing a neutral event file and...
Tow hitch rear bumper assembly
A tow hitch rear bumper assembly for a motor vehicle includes a rear bumper for attachment to a frame of the motor vehicle and a tow hitch extending through and...
Method of automated rail loading of automotive vehicles
A method is provided of automated rail loading of automotive vehicles. The method includes the steps of attaching tags to the automotive vehicles and performing...
Temperature management of catalyst system for a variable displacement
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders, at least some of which may be selectively deactivated to...