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Tool failure detection utilizing frequency derived, pre-characterization
A system and method to create frequency derived, pre-characterization templates to be used by a machine operator for determining when a tool breaks in one...
Electric machine drive having sensorless control
A rotor position dependent saliency in a sensorless control electric drive machine (9) introduces a plurality of sensing slots (16) to the outer periphery of a...
Hybrid electric vehicle control strategy while traveling in reverse
A method for reverse drive mode operation of a hybrid electric vehicle includes determining an output power of the internal combustion engine, determining a...
Method of directly making rapid prototype tooling having free-form shape
A method and apparatus for directly making rapid prototype tooling from a computer model having a free-form shape. The method steps comprise essentially: (a)...
Method of preparing vaporized antimony precursors
A process for depositing an antimony-containing coating upon a surface of a heated glass substrate includes dissolving an antimony halide in an organic solvent...
Control device for the internal combustion engine and the automatic gearbox
of a motor vehicle
An input device having keys for selecting rearward driving (R), neutral position (N) and forward driving (D), as well as a decrementing control switch (5) and...
Programmable seat back damper assembly for seats
A programmable seat back damper assembly for a motor vehicle includes a generally horizontal seat cushion portion and a generally upright back portion...
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...
Method and apparatus for determining a temperature of an emission catalyst
A control system and method for controlling an engine (10) of an automotive vehicle having a catalyst (34) and controller (40) is set forth herein. The...
Vehicle trajectory control system and method
A method for controlling a powertrain of a vehicle is described. The method determines a desired vehicle condition based on three driver actuated elements. In a...
Torque reversal reduction strategy for a hybrid vehicle
This invention provides a strategy and system for an hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) that is not equipped with a hydraulic torque converter wherein a generator...
Reduction of exhaust smoke emissions following extended diesel engine
A diesel engine equipped with an exhaust gas particulate filter includes a control system that reduces exhaust gas smoke emissions normally resulting from an...
Method for serving engineering rules on a network through servlet and
A method is disclosed for determining the correctness of proposed values or data for engineering parameters. The method incorporates the use of a server side...
System and method for charging a high voltage bus within a hybrid electric
A system 10 for charging a high voltage bus 12 within a vehicle 14 including one or more sources of electrical power 16 which provide electrical power to the...
Method and arrangement for utilizing a psuedo-alloy composite for rapid
prototyping and low-volume production...
Method and arrangement for spray forming an article. The method includes spraying a plurality of metal streams upon a low-heat resistant model and thereby...
System and method for controlling release of fuel vapor from a vapor
A system and method for adjusting fuel vapor delivery from a fuel vapor recovery system in an internal combustion engine. A requested amount of fuel vapor...
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...
Method for regenerating a diesel particulate filter
A method for regenerating a diesel particulate filter (10) in the exhaust gas system of a diesel engine (5) is disclosed in which particulate matter is burned by...
Method and apparatus for enhancing fuel economy of a lean burn internal
A method and apparatus for controlling the operation of a "lean-burn" internal combustion engine in cooperation with an exhaust gas purification system having an...
Oxidant storage capacity estimation
A method for determining the efficiency of a three-way catalyst is presented. It is shown that more accurate results are achieved if the efficiency estimates are...
Exhaust gas aftertreatment device efficiency estimation
A method for monitoring efficiency of an exhaust gas aftertreatment device is presented. The efficiency is inferred from the amount of fuel required to perform...
Diagnostic method for vehicle evaporative emissions
A method of monitoring evaporative emissions of a vehicle includes the steps of establishing a baseline pressure within a vehicle evaporative emission system...
System and method for generating vehicle alignment reports
A method and system are provided for generating vehicle alignment reports. Preferred aspects of the present invention comprise receiving at a computer a...
Wheel lift identification for an automotive vehicle
A system and method for detecting wheel lift of an automotive vehicle includes a yaw rate sensor (28) that generates a yaw rate signal, a lateral acceleration...
Method for selective control of corrosion using kinetic spraying
The present invention relates to methods for selectively enhancing corrosion protection of fabricated metal parts. One method of the present invention includes...
Method of manufacturing electromagnetic devices using kinetic spray
A method of manufacturing electric machines comprised of geometrically patterned arrays of permanent magnets, soft magnetic materials, and electrical conductors...
Brake dust collection assembly
A vehicle brake assembly includes a brake rubbing interface operative to slow a vehicle when activated. The interface produces airborne brake dust particles when...
System and method for recovering 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...
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...
Adaptive PID control method and system for internal combustion engine
rotation speed pulsation damping
Within both a method for operating an internal combustion engine and a system for operating the internal combustion engine there is provided an engine rotation...
System and method for detecting vehicle mechanical loading
A system for detecting the loading of a vehicle including at least one accelerometer in a first position and arranged in gravitational acceleration in the...
Method of determining throttle flow in a fuel delivery system
A method of determining throttle flow in a fuel delivery system is disclosed. First, a time-efficient throttle flow data collection method is described. The...
Engine misfire detection using adjustable windowing
An engine misfire detection circuit and method for operation includes a reference window generator that generates a misfire window reference signal having a...
System and method for controlling the air / fuel ratio in an internal
A method and system are provided for adjusting an amount of fuel provided to an internal combustion engine based on an output signal from an exhaust gas oxygen...
Oxygen storage capacity estimation
An improved method for monitoring an efficiency of a three-way catalyst coupled in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine is presented. First, a...
Backup power supply for a crash notification system for an automotive
vehicle and method of operating the same
A crash notification system (12) has a main battery (58) and a backup battery (60). The main battery has a main battery voltage and the backup battery has a...
A magneto-strictive sensor 82 for determining a position of a valve 70 and/or a rotor 68 of an electromechanical valve assembly 46 is provided. In particular,...
Hybrid electric vehicle control strategy to provide vehicle creep and hill
A control strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) to meet driver expectation for hill holding or creep capability found in conventional automobiles with an...
Masking for engine blocks for thermally sprayed coatings and method of
A masking for an engine block to be thermally sprayed with a coating includes a head deck mask portion adapted to engage a head deck of an engine block to...
Backflow orifice for controlling noise generated by a rotary compressor
The invention relates to the design of backflow orifices for a rotary compressor serving as a compressor for an engine. One example of such a rotary compressor...
Temperature compensated lift-throttle regenerative braking
The amount of regenerative braking that is applied to the wheels (105) of a vehicle (100) is based on ambient temperature and a lift-throttle event. An ambient...
Vehicle frame assembly
A vehicular frame assembly 10 having a pair of members 12, 14 which are generally parallel to the longitudinal axis of symmetry 16 of the vehicle which is...
Transverse engine mounting arrangement
A vehicle engine mounting arrangement 70 for a transverse mounted engine 54 vehicle is provided. The mounting system 70 includes a vehicle frame 60 for...
Method for correcting an exhaust gas oxygen sensor
An engine air/fuel controller is responsive to an exhaust gas oxygen sensor positioned upstream of a catalytic converter and a proportional exhaust gas oxygen...
Intrusion detector with power consumption control and method for intrusion
An intrusion detector having a transmitter, receiver, detector, signal processor, and control unit is disclosed. The transmitter is able to transmit waves into a...
Motor/alternator with integral wet clutch for use in hybrid vehicles
A hybrid driveline for an automotive vehicle comprising an internal combustion engine and a power transmission mechanism for transferring torque to the traction...
Powertrain output monitor
A method of controlling the power output of an internal combustion engine having at least one fuel injector responsive to a commanded fuel signal. The method...
Method and apparatus for controlling battery charging in a hybrid electric
A starter/alternator system (24) for hybrid electric vehicle (10) having an internal combustion engine (12) and an energy storage device (34) has a controller...
Twin axis steering wheel system
A steering wheel system (10) for a steer-by-wire vehicle includes a lower subframe (52), an upper subframe (54), and a steering wheel (20). The lower subframe...
Seat belt occupant sensor
An occupant sensor system 12 is coupled to an airbag deployment system 14. Occupant sensor system 12 has an occupant sensor 24 that comprises a seat belt and a...