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Method for monitoring a mixture
A method for monitoring a mixture is disclosed. The method includes acquiring amounts of components at predetermined intervals of time for a cycle during which...
Speed control method
A method for controlling an engine having both an electronically controlled inlet device, such as an electronic throttle unite, and an electronically controlled...
Integrated queue assist and adaptive cruise control
An adaptive cruise control system includes a forward-looking sensor generating a range signal corresponding to a distance between the host vehicle and a target...
Engine control system for improved driveability
A vehicle and engine control system controls engine torque to maintain positive torque at a transmission input to minimize the transmission gears from...
Algorithm for computing vehicle's steering ratio under dynamic maneuver
For a motor vehicle 10, a method for generating a map of a vehicle's dynamic steering ratio as a function of vehicle velocity and yaw rate. The steering ratio...
Multi channel braking notification system
A multiple channel braking notification system includes an accelerator pedal and an accelerator pedal actuator for applying a variable force to the accelerator...
Display system for vehicle environment awareness
An overhead-view display system for a vehicle is provided. The display system comprises a reference vehicle indicator within an overhead field of view and at...
Diagnosing spark plugs malfunction in a dual plug engine
The present invention related generally to a method for determining spark plug malfunction and more particularly to a method for determining spark plug...
Cathode assembly for an electric arc spray apparatus
A cathode assembly 10 for an electric arc spray apparatus. The cathode assembly 10 utilizes a positive cathode retention design which provides for improved heat...
Surface activation and coating processes of a thermoplastic olefin using an
aqueous immersion bath and products...
An aqueous immersion bath contains a water-soluble peroxide compound and a transition metal salt and is used to activate the surface of a thermoplastic olefin...
Apparatus for ultrasonic welding
An ultrasonic welder 10 for providing improved surface finish on weldable material, including an anvil 22 and a fabric element 30 positioned between the anvil 22...
Method for stopping an engine in a parallel hybrid electric vehicle
The invention provides a strategy to stop a parallel HEV powertrain engine while maintaining smooth vehicle response to driver demand using the motor while...
Canister purge strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle
The present invention provides a method and system for purging a vapor canister in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle during vehicle idle conditions. The present...
Lean engine with brake system
A direct injection engine is coupled to a vacuum brake booster wherein vacuum created from engine pumping is used to supplement driver braking force. The brake...
Attitude sensing system for an automotive vehicle relative to the road
A stability control system (18) for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of sensors (28-39) sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle. The sensors may...
Pedestrian impact energy management device with seesaw elements
A pedestrian safety device for mounting to an automotive vehicle has a relatively low-resistance mechanical response when struck by an object having the...
Two fluid dispensing apparatus to supply fuel and reductant to a vehicle
A fuel filling system is disclosed for dispensing two fluids to a vehicle, which ensures that a reductant tank is filled during dispensing of fuel.
Method for controlling the phase difference of air/fuel ratio oscillations
in an engine
A method for controlling the phasing of first and second air/fuel ratio oscillations in first and second cylinder groups, respectively, of an internal combustion...
Assembly and method for receiving hydrocarbon material
An assembly 10 which includes primary and secondary hydrocarbon material reception and storage devices 22, 24 in a cascaded and communicative relationship....
Exhaust valve deactivation and intake valve phasing to enable deceleration
fuel shut off and engine braking
An automotive internal engine 8 is provided which includes an engine controller 70 cognizant of a desired deceleration condition for a vehicle and a combustion...
Intake valve timing in multi-valve, camless engines
Two intake valves are independently operated by electro-mechanical actuators and activated by the engine electronic controller. One tumble-type intake valve and...
Adaptive torque model for internal combustion engine
A system and method for controlling a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine include determining a first engine operating variable using a model having at...
Engine knock prevention system and method
A system and a method for improving engine performance by utilizing a variable compression ratio mechanism and a boosting mechanism are presented. The...
NOx purge air/fuel ratio selection
A method for improving a purge conversion efficiency of a Lean NOx Trap coupled downstream of a lean-burn internal combustion engine is presented. This method...
Method for selecting a cylinder group when changing an engine operational
A method for selecting one of first and second cylinder groups of an internal combustion engine is provided. The first and second cylinder groups are coupled...
Method and system for controlling an emission control device based on
depletion of device storage capacity
A method of optimizing vehicle emissions during lean engine operation is disclosed wherein an emission control device receiving engine exhaust gases is filled...
Methods for determining the existence and the size of a gap and for
determining the amount by which a portion...
A method 500 and an assembly 200 for determining the presence of gaps located between a first portion 240 of a partially assembled apparatus 228 and a second...
Method of probabilistically modeling variables
A method 10 for analyzing the attribute of a product by probabilistically modeling certain variables associated with the product.
System for sensing a side impact collision
A side impact collision sensing system 10 for use on a vehicle 12. System 10 includes several door mounted impact sensors 18-24 and a sensor 26 which is disposed...
Hybrid electric vehicle control strategy to achieve maximum wide open
throttle acceleration performance
The invention is a controller for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) to meet driver expectation when forward wide open throttle (WOT) acceleration is requested...
Method and apparatus for controlling the temperature of a vehicular seat
An assembly 10 for controlling the temperature of vehicle seats 16, 18. Particularly, the assembly 10 includes a controller 24 which selectively provides...
Biodegradable polyneopentyl polyol based synthetic ester blends and
A novel biodegradable polyneopentyl polyol (PNP) ester based synthetic ester basestock that includes a PNP ester admixed with a dicarboxylic acid ester coupling...
Battery assembly and a method for cooling a battery assembly
A battery assembly 10 including a generally hollow housing 14 and several batteries 12 which are disposed within the interior cavity 16 of the housing 14....
Automotive vehicle with pass through cargo space
A vehicle arrangement (7) is provided having a front mounted engine (20) enclosed by an engine compartment (18). A passenger compartment (26) is provided which...
Aluminum automotive door assembly
An automotive door assembly (10) includes an inner door (30) having an inner panel (40). The inner panel (40) has a first seat (44) and a second seat (46)...
Occupant restraint belt with inflatable presenter
An occupant restraint belt for use with a seat of a motor vehicle has an inflatable section having a deflated condition wherein the belt assumes a stowed...
System and method for controlling hub locks in a four-wheel drive vehicle
A control system or apparatus (10) is provided which is deployed within a four-wheel drive vehicle (12) and which is adapted to automatically control the...
Method for controlling the frequency of air/fuel ratio oscillations in an
A method for controlling first and second air/fuel ratio oscillations in first and second cylinder groups, respectively, of an internal combustion engine is...
Acoustic suppression arrangement for a component undergoing induced
An acoustic suppression arrangement 7 for a component undergoing induced vibration is provided. The arrangement 7 includes a component body 8 having an interior...
Variable valve timing adjustable finger follower assembly
A valve timing system for an internal combustion engine having a roller finger follower assembly including a lash adjustment mechanism. The roller finger...
Selecting operating mode in an engine with a hybrid valvetrain
A method for selecting which intake valves are operated in an internal combustion with intake valves operated by more than one type of actuation device is...
Fault diagnostic for an internal combustion engine having air assisted
An internal combustion engine having electronic throttle control includes an air assisted injector system for directing a controlled amount of air directly to...
Lean engine control with multiple catalysts
A method for controlling an engine having multiple banks with separate catalysts is described. In particular, coordinate lean and rich operation between the...
Method and system for monitoring a catalytic converter
A method and system are provided for monitoring exhaust gas conversion efficiency of a catalytic converter during operation of an internal combustion engine...
High energy engagement strategy for automatic transmission clutches and
A control strategy and method for controlling friction element engagement and disengagement time for an automatic transmission when the transmission is operating...
Spline, an assembly utilizing the spline, and a method for transferring
A tapered spline 16 which allows members 12, 14 to be selectively coupled and which further allows energy to be selectively communicated by and between these...
Automotive seat flip-out cupholder
A cupholder assembly forms the forward support edge of an automotive vehicle seat. The cupholder assembly includes a lid member that is pivotally movable into a...
Method of verifying spindle bearing functionality prior to service
A method of verifying spindle bearing functionality prior to service, comprising: assembling a machine-tool spindle having an outer housing rotatably supporting...
Method and apparatus for controlling the amount of reactant to be added to
a substance using a sensor which is...
A method wherein a reactant is added to a substance to react with such substance. The product of such reaction along with un-reacted portions of the substance...
Method and system for reducing vehicle emissions using a sensor downstream
of an emission control device
A system and method is provided for controlling a lean-burn engine whose exhaust gas is directed through an exhaust treatment system which includes an emission...