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System and method for recovering potential energy of a hydrogen gas fuel
supply for use in a vehicle
A system 10 is provided for recovering the potential energy of a hydrogen gas fuel supply within a fuel cell powered vehicle 14. The system 10 includes a...
Injection molding method and apparatus having improved detachable clamping
unit with horizontal booking dies
A molding method and apparatus is shown which utilizes a plasticizing or injection unit in combination with a horizontal booking press having a first or moveable...
Control method for a vehicle having an engine
A method for controlling an engine having both an electronically controlled inlet device, such as an electronic throttle unite, and an electronically controlled...
Method for determining solid-borne and airborne portions of engine noise
Internal combustion engines and electric motors in motor vehicles generate, at all operating points, airborne emissions and solid-borne emissions, which are...
System and method for vehicle voltage regulation
A method of operating an alternator of a motor vehicle includes the steps of monitoring an amount of stored electrical energy available to operate the vehicle,...
Method and apparatus for reducing engine cycling in hybrid electric vehicle
A method and system that responds to non-propulsive needs of a hybrid vehicle by setting at least two thresholds related to engine support: one threshold to keep...
Spray deposition process
A process for producing a metallic tool, mould, die or other body of significant thickness or a coating, the process comprising directing a spray (3, 4)...
Hydrodynamic torque converter
A hydrodynamic torque converter has a converter housing drivable in rotation by an engine, with an impeller. A turbine non-rotatably connected to an output shaft...
Variable compression ratio control system for an internal combustion engine
A variable compression ratio control system for an internal combustion engine includes an engine driven accessory hydraulic pump and a hydraulic accumulator...
Hydraulic circuit having accumulator for unlocking variable compression
ratio connecting rod locking mechanisms-II
A variable length connecting rod (12) has a first locking mechanism (36) for releasably locking connecting rod parts in a first effective length setting (FIG. 7)...
Lean NOx storage estimation based on oxygen concentration corrected for
water gas shift reaction
A method for estimating the amount of NO.sub.x stored in a lean NO.sub.x trap. The method includes determining a change in the oxygen concentration between an...
Vehicle motion control subsystem and method
A vehicle control system (10) including a vehicle motion control subsystem (12) that has an input receiving an intended driving demand (14) and a plurality of...
Method and system for providing smooth mode transitions in a variable
displacement internal combustion engine
An engine having a plurality of cylinder banks, each one of the banks having at least one cylinder. Each one of the banks is fed air through a corresponding one...
Method for achieving and maintaining desired speed on a guideway system
A method is provided for controlling operation of a vehicle on a guideway system, wherein the vehicle includes a first element of a linear induction motor and an...
Method and apparatus for reducing vehicular emissions by selectively
heating a catalytic converter
A method and an apparatus 10 for reducing the amount of vehicular emissions during and shortly after a vehicle 12 has been started. The assembly includes at...
Electrical sensor mount
A sensor mount assembly including a housing, fastener and a lever mechanism. The housing contains a sensor having two electrical leads and includes an integral...
Method and system for controlling a regeneration cycle of an emission
A system and method for optimizing the regeneration cycle of an emission control device, such as a lean NO.sub.x trap, is disclosed wherein the device is filled...
Apparatus and method for joining layers of materials
A method and apparatus for joining multiple layers of materials using an ultrasonic welding apparatus. The ultrasonic welding apparatus utilizes a sonotrode to...
Steering control device for a vehicle and method for operating said device
The invention relates to a steering control device for a vehicle, comprising a steering actuator, a pair of steerable wheels (1a, 1b) attached to the same wheel...
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...
Apparatus for engine lubricant level detection
The invention relates to an indicator system for fluid levels, including two or more optically and/or thermally conducting fibers, preferably suitable for...
Forward facing rear door assembly for motor vehicles
A forward facing rear door assembly for a motor vehicle includes a forward facing rear door having a forward end and a rear end. The forward facing rear door...
Two speed supercharger drive
A two speed supercharger system (20) for an internal combustion engine. The supercharger system includes a supercharger pump (40) that is driven by the engine...
Gaseous-fuel injection system and method
A fuel injection system for a gaseous-fueled engine is provided. The fuel injection system comprises at least one gaseous fuel injector for each of the engine...
Vehicle rear body side molding
Communication schema of online system and method of ordering consumer
product having specific configurations
An online communication schema for communicating online vehicle orders is provided. The communication schema includes a customer request message, which includes...
Method and apparatus for activating a crash countermeasure in response to
the braking capability of a vehicle
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...
System and method for air flow and EGR flow estimation
An exhaust gas recirculation systems directs exhaust gasses from an exhaust manifold to an intake manifold of an internal combustion engine. The exhaust gasses...
Method and apparatus for activating a crash countermeasure using a
transponder having various modes of operation
A method and system for sensing a potential collision of a first vehicle (11) with a second vehicle (72) is disclosed. The first vehicle generates a data signal...
Replacement battery formation system
A replacement battery formation method includes the steps of; providing a bank of batteries made up of a plurality of individual batteries having substantially...
Sulfur tolerant lean NOx trap
An integrated lean NO.sub.x trap. The integrated lean NO.sub.x trap includes a lean NO.sub.x trap containing a composite metal oxide mixture consisting...
Collision mitigation by braking system
A brake control system (10) for an automotive vehicle (12) is provided. The system (10) includes a vehicle sensor complex (16) that generates a vehicle sensor...
Anti-vibration brake system
A brake system for a vehicle having wheels. The brake system includes a brake housing and a flow chamber housing. The brake housing includes a friction element...
Liftgate with low-liftover liftglass
A motor vehicle includes a rear body opening that is closed by an upwardly-pivoting liftgate assembly that itself defines, when in a closed position, a secondary...
Electric coolant pump control strategy for hybrid electric vehicles
This invention relates to a hybrid electric vehicle component coolant control system and method. The coolant system has an electric pump to move coolant through...
Crankcase ventilation system for a hydrogen fueled engine
A crankcase ventilation system for an internal combustion engine includes a first valve for controlling air flow into the engine's crankcase, a second valve for...
Passive turbulence control assembly and a method for creating turbulence
A passive turbulent control assembly 10 having a generally flat plate member 30 which is movably disposed within an intake port member 12 by the use of a pin 36...
Modular roof covering system
The present invention is a modular roof covering made up of a plurality of interlocking modular trays having moisture or water absorbing component or medium in...
A pallet system 10 for use in a manufacturing process. The pallet system includes several pallets 14 which are adapted to receive and support a portion of a...
Method for displaying warranty information
A method 10 for displaying warranty information by use of a display of indicators 72, 74 having one of a variety of colors. Various item function groups 68, 70...
Thermoelectric generator for a vehicle
A thermoelectric generator includes a thermal generator to which thermal energy is provided from a heat source. In order to keep the output voltage of the...
Method and system for transitioning between lean and stoichiometric
operation of a lean-burn engine
An exhaust treatment system for an internal combustion engine includes a catalytic emission control device. When transitioning the engine between a lean...
Method for controlling an internal combustion engine during engine shutdown
to reduce evaporative emissions
A method of controlling an engine 12 during engine shutdown to reduce evaporative emissions is provided. The method includes a step 50 of shutting off a fuel...
Longitudinally adjustable connecting rod
The invention relates to a longitudinally adjustable connecting rod (1), in which a piston part (2) and a shaft part (9) are telescopically inserted one inside...
A method for obtaining an accurate cylinder air-charge estimate is presented. First, a sensor-based powertrain torque estimate is obtained. Next, a torque...
Engine starting method
A method for determining engine position during engine starting is described wherein cylinder identification is determined based on either the absence or...
Method and system to detect spark loss in a multiple spark plug per
cylinder internal combustion engine
The invention is a strategy to detect spark plug misfires in a multiple spark plug per cylinder internal combustion engine (ICE). The present invention monitors...
Method and system for operating an engine having a turbocharger with at
least two discrete positions and...
A method and system for controlling an engine having a turbocharger with at least two discrete positions and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). The method includes...
Active adaptive bias for closed loop air/fuel control system
An engine control system includes an adaptive bias sub-system (100) that generates bias values for controlling the air-fuel ratio. The sub-system (100) includes...