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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...
Variable compression ratio engine
A connecting rod assembly is provided for varying a compression ratio of an internal combustion engine having a crankshaft and a piston. The assembly includes a...
System and method for diagnosing EGR performance using NOx sensor
A method and system for diagnosing a condition of an EGR valve used in an engine system. The EGR valve controls the portion exhaust gases produced by such engine...
Method for canister purge compensation using internal model control
A method for air/fuel operation of an engine. The method includes providing a model of the engine. The model represents a relationship between: (1) a signal...
Integrated fuel delivery and electrical connection for electronic fuel
An integrated fuel delivery and electrical connection system including an electrical bus, a fuel delivery tube and a plurality of fuel injectors is provided. The...
Adaptive engine control for low emission vehicle starting
A method for rapidly heating an emission control device in an engine exhaust uses excess air added to the exhaust via an air introduction device. After an engine...
System and method for controlling an engine
A system and method for controlling a pressure responsive device in an engine is provided. The device can vary a compression ratio in an engine cylinder. The...
Method and assembly for selectively charging a high voltage vehicular
A hybrid vehicle 10 which includes an assembly 13, a low voltage battery 14, and a high voltage battery 12. Particularly, the assembly 13 allows the on board low...
Method and arrangement for a controlling strategy for electronic components
in a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for controlling a cooling arrangement for electronic components in a hybrid electric vehicle is disclosed. The method includes arranging an electronics...
Engine on idle arbitration for a hybrid electric vehicle
This invention is a method and system for determining whether the engine should be running in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle during vehicle idle conditions....
Transmission isolation assembly
An isolation assembly (26) for transferring torque between an engine (20) and a planetary transmission (30) includes both a radial spring assembly (56) and a...
Vehicle brake system having adaptive torque control
A vehicle brake system (10) is provided which compensates for brake pedal feel variation so as to provide for enhanced braking feel to the vehicle operator. The...
Vehicle seat portion
A vehicle seat portion comprises a first and a second seat part a first device for accomplishing a first motion of said second seat part in relation to said...
Vehicle cargo area mat
A protective mat assembly for preventing undesirable contact between a person and an exterior surface of a vehicle when accessing the vehicle's cargo area as...
Bumper system for motor vehicles
A bumper system for a motor vehicle includes an energy absorber and a bumper beam interconnecting the energy absorber and vehicle structure. The bumper system...
Tire side slip angle control for an automotive vehicle using steering
A stability control system (24) for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of sensors sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle. The controller (26) is...
System and method for controlling an engine
A system and method for controlling an engine is provided. The engine includes first and second pressure responsive devices varying compression ratios in first...
System and method for determining degradation of an exhaust gas sensor in
A system and method for determining degradation of a post-catalyst exhaust gas sensor in an engine is provided. The engine is coupled to one or more exhaust gas...
Method and apparatus for improving a vehicle safety system using a
transponder and GPS
The present invention provides a method for operating a pre-crash sensing system for a first vehicle having a global positioning system (GPS). The method...
Method of optimizing part transfer motion
A method is disclosed that adjusts motion path parameters of a programmable part transfer device having part engaging tooling; the device is used to transfer...
Real-time estimation of induction machine parameters using sinusoidal
A method and strategy for providing real-time estimates of the machine parameters of an induction machine, including rotor resistance, rotor inductance, stator...
System for exerting an amplified braking force
An emergency brake assist apparatus amplifies driver braking force upon imminent contact detection. A brake pedal, operated by the driver, exerts a pedal force...
A vehicle bumper assembly (10) comprising a hoop-like support (11) having a central aperture (19) surrounded by an upper beam (15) and lower beam (16) connected...
Method and system for a two-second key hold convention for climate control
A method for adapting a vehicle climate control system to a user comfort preference includes performing an adjustment strategy in response to assertion of at...
Diagnosis system for upstream gauge sensor, downstream absolute pressure
A method for controlling an engine during sensor degradation uses a remaining active sensor. The engine has an exhaust gas recirculation system utilizing...
Internal combustion engine operating parameter control with NVH feedback
A method and system for controlling an automotive internal combustion engine having NVH feedback uses NVH signals which are processed and compared with human...
Apparatus for forming a crimped electrical joint
A method and an apparatus for forming a crimped joint in an electrical wire terminal. The apparatus forms a crimped joint and substantially simultaneously bends...
Method and apparatus for activating a crash countermeasure
A system for sensing a potential collision of a first vehicle (11) with a second vehicle (72) that transmits a second position signal. The first vehicle has a...
Method of operating a hybrid electric vehicle to reduce emissions
A method of operating a hybrid electric vehicle 10 to reduce emissions. The method utilizes the vehicle's electric motor/generator 12 to generate a negative...
Tuning battery electrode porosity technical field
A method is provided for manufacturing a battery 18 having battery electrodes 20 and 22 with a desired porosity, using an electrochemical model 42 and a thermal...
Environmentally sealed electrical connector system
An electrical connection system adapted to be environmentally sealed by mounting a conductor block having at least one electrical conductor within a port...
Vehicle brake system having adaptive torque control
A vehicle brake systems (10) is provided which compensates for brake pedal feel variation to provide enhanced braking feel. The brake system (10) includes a...
Accelerator actuated emergency braking system
An enhanced emergency brake assist system includes an accelerator pedal operated by the driver coupled to a braking system and used to control the overall...
Hybrid powertrain having rotary electric machine, including
engine-disconnect clutch, between internal...
An internal combustion engine (12) having a crankshaft (20) is coupled to a transmission (14) through an assembly (10) comprising a rotary electric machine (16)...
Vehicle pedal assembly
A brake pedal assembly 12 for a vehicle includes a pedal 14 and a foot pad 16 operatively engageable by the operator of a vehicle. The pedal assembly 12 also...
Purging of an NOx trap
A lean burn engine having a lean NOx trap in the form of a matrix of narrow flow passages is described. The engine is provided with means for injecting reducing...
Communication schema of online system and method of status inquiry and
tracking related to orders for consumer...
An online communication schema for inquiring and tracking status of an online order for a product is provided. The communication schema comprises a consumer...
Enhanced system for yaw stability control system to include roll stability
A yaw stability control system (18) is enhanced to include roll stability control function for an automotive vehicle and includes a plurality of sensors (28-39)...
Method for designing a support
A method for designing a support is disclosed wherein the method minimizes wasteful production of multiple support prototypes. The method includes the steps of:...
Method and apparatus for disassembling joined layers
The present invention is a disassembly apparatus and method for disassembling a workpiece having at least two layers joined together by welding or other bonding...
Clutch pressure plate and flywheel with friction wear surfaces
An aluminum pressure plate and flywheel, for a clutch in a vehicle drivetrain, have wear resistant surfaces applied at the clutch disc interface. The wear...
Band brake assembly
A band brake drum assembly (50) is provided and includes a brake band member (52), a generally round and/or cylindrical and brake drum (54) which is disposed...
H-infinity control and gain scheduling method for electric power assist
A steering system (10) and method (70) for controlling the steering of a vehicle having a steering assembly including a steering wheel (12), a steering column...
Temperature control system for fuel cell electric vehicle cooling circuit
A system and method to control the coolant temperature of two independent cooling loops of a fuel cell vehicle by adjusting system pump speed, fan speed and...
Vapor recovery purge system and method
A system and method for adjusting fuel vapor delivery from a fuel vapor recovery system in an internal combustion engine. An engine controller calculates a purge...
Method and system for measuring air/fuel ratio in a hydrogen fueled
internal combustion engine
A method and system for computing fuel-to-air ratio for a hydrogen-fueled engine is disclosed. The fuel-to-air ratio is determined based on a signal from an...
Throttle valve position determination using accelerator pedal position
A closed throttle position of a vehicle internal combustion engine is determined by storing a plurality of signal values representative of previous foot-off...
A method for controlling an engine having both an electronically controlled inlet device, such as an electronic throttle unite, and an electronically controlled...