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Vacuum boost apparatus
The invention relates to a device for improving the vacuum in an auxiliary device. The auxiliary device uses vacuum for one or more applications in a vehicle....
Method and system for reducing NOx tailpipe emissions of a lean-burn
internal combustion engine
A method and apparatus for operating a lean-burn internal combustion engine in cooperation with an exhaust gas purification system having a three-way catalyst...
System and method for data sharing between members of diverse organizations
A system and method is adapted to utilize the Internet as a medium for providing information and data management and sharing of data between diverse project team...
System for sensing vehicle global and relative attitudes using suspension
A control system (18) for an automotive vehicle includes a lateral acceleration sensor (32), a yaw rate sensor (28), a longitudinal acceleration sensor (36), and...
Method of providing dynamic production material replenishment information
via an internet
A method of providing dynamic production material replenishment information via an internet includes the steps of tracking real-time usage of material used for a...
Electrical machine drive method and system
An electrical machine drive system (100) includes a DC power source (102), an inverter (104) and a three-phase electrical machine (106). In response to a fault...
Method for controlling torque in a rotational sensorless induction motor
control system with speed and rotor...
A multi-phase induction motor torque control method comprising the steps of establishing an adaptive speed observer and an adaptive flux observer using a speed...
Method for operating a vehicle and a vehicle which incorporates the method
A method and an apparatus 12 which uses or calculates a temperature gradient of a portion 16 of a vehicle 10 to determine a value equal to or representative of a...
Supplemental sun visor system for automotive vehicle
A sun visor system for a vision unit of an automotive vehicle includes a sliding carrier visor having a stowed position within a headliner of a vehicle and a...
A restraint system for a motor vehicle includes a plurality of sensors for sensing vehicle conditions of restraint deployment thresholds. The restraint system...
A removable vehicular container assembly is provided that may be selectively secured upon a seat by the use of existing and standardized securing members....
Method and apparatus for suppressing vibration in vehicle a steering system
A system for reducing steering nibble and other vibrations in a power-assisted steering system increases the amount of damping force when a power steering boost...
Fuel and reductant delivery system
A system and a method for providing fuel and reductant to a vehicle from a fuel dispensing station are disclosed which allow for providing both fluids to a...
Engine with controlled auto-ignition
A multi-cylinder internal combustion engine is described in which each cylinder is capable of operating within a predetermined auto-ignition torque/speed range....
Hydraulic damper for an electromechanical valve
A hydraulic system for an electromechanical valve is provided. The system includes a housing defining a chamber for holding fluid extending along an axis. The...
Method for controlling an electromechanical actuator for a fuel air charge
A method for controlling movement of an armature for an electromagnetic valve actuator. The armature moves between pole faces of juxtaposed solenoid coils....
Lean catalyst and particulate filter control
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...
Exhaust gas oxygen sensor temperature control for a variable displacement
A system and method for controlling temperature of an exhaust gas oxygen sensor in a system having a variable displacement engine include monitoring temperature...
Multi-functional radiator support assembly
A multi-functional radiator support assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. The multi-functional radiator support assembly includes a radiator support for...
Adaptive demagnetization compensation for a motor in an electric or
partially electric motor vehicle
In an electric or hybrid electric vehicle, a voltage monitor (102) is directly coupled to a traction motor (38) and/or generator motor (30) to detect a permanent...
Fuel injector assembly for dry fuels
A fuel injector system according to the present invention has a housing (52) having a valve assembly (56) disposed therein. A solenoid (54) is also disposed...
Variable compression ratio internal combustion engine using field-sensitive
An internal combustion engine includes a variable compression ratio apparatus, a field-sensitive fluid coupled to the variable compression ratio apparatus, and a...
Diesel engine system for use with emission control device
An exhaust valve downstream of a diesel engine splits exhaust gasses between two catalysts. In one position, most of the exhaust gasses go to a first catalyst,...
Robust interpolation method for improved automative engine control during
transient engine operation
A system (12) and method for determining a value for a control variable for an engine (10) are provided. The system (12) includes an electronic control unit...
System to determine the intent to brake and to provide initiation and
engagement of the brake system
An early braking system for a vehicle having wheels comprising, a friction element, a brake pedal and a sensor. The friction element inhibits rotation of the...
Piston pump for increasing pressure, comprising a transfer piston and a
The invention relates to a piston pump for increasing pressure for liquids, in particular for the camshaft phase adjustment of reciprocating internal combustion...
Automotive underbody with lateral energy absorption augmentation
An automotive body includes inner and outer rocker panels, a floor pan joined to the inner rocker panel, and cross members extending laterally across a portion...
A tailgate assembly having an inner panel and an outer panel which is selectively coupled to the inner panel. The tailgate assembly further includes at least one...
Occupant restraint belt presenter
An inflatable belt presenter for use with an occupant restraint belt of a motor vehicle has a stored condition wherein the presenter is deflated and allows the...
Rear frame rail that incorporates leaf spring clearance zone
A frame including a pair of rear frame rails having a front bracket and a rear bracket. A leaf spring is connected at a front end to each front bracket and at a...
Method and system for controlling an internal combustion engine when such
engine loses a primary crankshaft...
A method and system for controlling an internal combustion engine system upon loss of a crankshaft position sensor signal produced by such system is provided....
Oil feed system for IC engine with variable camshaft timing
An oil feed system for an internal combustion engine with a variable camshaft timing mechanism includes a bracket attached to the front structure of the engine...
Two-mass bi-directional hydraulic damper
A hydraulic damper for an automotive engine electromechanical cylinder valve 20 is provided. The hydraulic damper includes an inner piston 130 which is slidably...
Method and arrangement for changing the shape of thin-shell articles
manufactured by spray-form techniques
The present invention discloses a method of correcting the shape of a spray-formed article which has a concave bowing relative to the working surface of the...
HCCI engine intake/exhaust systems for fast inlet temperature and pressure
control with intake pressure boosting
An intake/exhaust system and a method of controlling intake air temperature and pressure for a dual-mode homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine is...
Method and system for scheduling optimal compression ratio of an internal
A method of operating a variable compression internal combustion engine in a motor vehicle includes the steps of determining a driveline surge based at least in...
Power supply for a hybrid electric vehicle
An electrical system (12) is provided for an automotive vehicle (10) having a first power source (14) with a first positive terminal (16) and first negative...
Pressure releasable vehicle pedal assembly
A releasable brake pedal system 10 for a vehicle includes a pedal assembly 12 operatively engageable by the driver of the vehicle and a hydraulic actuator...
Coordinated control of electronic throttle and variable geometry
turbocharger in boosted stoichiometric spark...
An engine control system and method wherein difference between an actual intake manifold pressure and a desired intake manifold pressure and a difference between...
Fueling control during emission control device purging
A method for purging a catalyst containing oxidants operates the engine at different air-fuel ratios during different intervals. The intervals are adaptively...
Cylinder flow calculation system
An improved method for estimating cylinder flow in an internal combustion engine under all operating conditions is provided. If the MAF sensor is not...
Vehicle side slip angle estimation using dynamic blending and considering
vehicle attitude information
A method and system (18) for determining a side slip angle for an automotive vehicle (10) includes various sensors such as a yaw rate sensor (28), a speed sensor...
Vehicle dynamics measuring apparatus and method using multiple GPS antennas
An apparatus and method for measuring dynamic movement of a vehicle (10) by employing multiple GPS satellites and determining velocity based change in the...
Electrical machine drive system and method
An electrical machine drive system is simulated with a circuit simulator to model normal operation, fault modes and control strategies for electric motor based...
Heated cup holder system
The invention relates to a heatable cup system, comprising a cup (1) and a cup holder (2), that is suitable, for example, for attachment to a console of a motor...
Vehicle pillar structure
A driver's compartment for a vehicle includes an A-pillar structure (28) having an exterior surface (30) and an interior surface (32). The A-pillar (28) has a...
Stowable rear vehicle seats
A stowable vehicle seat for a vehicle includes a seat base that is slideably connected to the vehicle. The seat is moveable between a first position and a second...
Variable inertia flywheel
A variable inertia flywheel and clutch assembly having a primary flywheel mass rotationally fixed to an engine crankshaft and a secondary flywheel mass...
Control system and method for a bi-fuel engine
A control system 14 for a bi-fuel engine 12 is provided. The control system 14 includes a powertrain controller 52 and a bi-fuel controller 54. The controller 52...
Fuel injector retention arrangement
A resilient clip for retaining a fuel injector housing to a fuel rail cup. The clip includes a pair of opposing sidewalls. Each one of the pair of opposing...