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Exhaust system monitor
A method of monitoring exhaust gas flow through an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine comprising the steps of generating a flow efficiency value...
Nitrate/nitrite-free manufacturing of glass with selenium
The invention is a method of retaining selenium in a lass containing selenium by including a manganese compound and not including nitrates or nitrites routinely...
Diesel OBD-II system for detection of degradation of catalyst activity
A method of monitoring catalyst activity that includes injecting hydrocarbon into the engine exhaust flow sufficient to maintain a constant concentration of...
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...
Method for storing purged hydrogen from a vehicle fuel cell system
A method of operating a fuel cell having an anode passage. The method includes collecting hydrogen from the anode passage that does not pass through the catalyst...
Thermally sprayed articles and method of making same
A thermally sprayed article and method of making same includes the steps of providing an article to be thermally sprayed and thermally spraying a metal material...
Anticonvulsant containing composition for treating neuropathic pain
The effectiveness of an anticonvulsant such as gabapentin for alleviating neuropathic pain is potentiated by a nontoxic antagonist for the N-methyl-D-aspartate...
Hybrid electric vehicle with limited operation strategy
A hybrid electric vehicle 10 having a propulsion system 12 which includes an internal combustion engine 14, a generator/motor 16 and an electric motor or a...
Internal combustion engine high pressure fuel injection system with
selectable fuel rail volume
A high pressure fuel injection system for an internal combustion engine has a small volume fuel rail and a large volume fuel rail. The engine's control unit...
System and method for mixture preparation control of an internal combustion
A system and method for the control and preparation of the combined fuel and air mixture in a camless internal combustion engine. The system and method provide...
Vibration absorbing reed forming process
A vibration absorbing reed forming process for a piece of sheet metal having a planar surface comprising the steps of cutting a predetermined number of tabs in...
Method for determining load on particulate filter for engine exhaust,
including estimation of ash content
A method for determining the load on an internal combustion engine exhaust particulate filter optimizes filter regeneration by determining the portion of the...
Adhesion resistant micromachined structure and coating
A method for fabricating an adhesion-resistant microelectromechanical device is disclosed wherein amorphous hydrogenated carbon is used as a coating or...
Heat strengthened coated glass article and method for making same
A coated glass article which may be heat strengthened with reduced variability in sheet resistance is disclosed. A multi-layer coating is formed on a glass...
Lightweight towing cross member for a vehicle
A lightweight towing cross member assembly 10 is disclosed. The cross member assembly 10 includes relatively lightweight front and rear cross members 12, 14, and...
Catalytic monitoring method
A catalytic monitoring method for an engine having two engine banks of which each coupled to one of two catalytic converters using first and second exhaust gas...
Computer readable storage medium for controlling engine torque
A computer readable storage medium having instructions for controlling an engine includes instructions for determining a desired engine brake torque and...
Method of milling a cerium-rich material for oxygen storage and release in
exhaust gas catalysts
A method of milling a cerium-rich material for oxygen storage and oxygen release in an exhaust gas catalyst. The present invention provides a method of preparing...
Method and arrangement in a hybrid vehicle for maintaining a catalyst in an
Method for maintaining a catalyst of an emissions system in a hybrid electric vehicle in an operative condition is disclosed. The method includes sensing that an...
Method and apparatus for inducing swirl in an engine cylinder by
controlling engine valves
Swirl motion of gases in a combustion chamber of an engine is affected by changing the timing of opening and closing one of two intake and/or exhaust valves. By...
Method of controlling valve landing in a camless engine
A method of controlling valve landing in a camless engine including a valve movable between fully open and fully closed positions, and an electromagnetic valve...
Oiling systems and methods for changing lengths of variable compression
ratio connecting rods
An engine 20 has an oiling system including a pump (46) that delivers oil under nominal engine lubrication pressure to lubricate moving surfaces of the engine...
Fuel level monitor
A method is presented for determining whether a fuel sensor in a vehicle having a fuel tank, a fuel delivery system, electronic engine controller, air flow and...
Method for catalyst monitoring using flex fuel
Method and system are provided for monitoring performance of a catalytic converter coupled to an exhaust of an internal combustion engine supplied with fuel from...
System and method for controlling a transfer case within a vehicle having
variations in tire diameter
A transfer case control system or apparatus 10 is provided for use on a four-wheel drive vehicle of the type having a transfer case 32, a front driveshaft 22 and...
Steering actuated wheel lift identification for an automotive vehicle
A system for an automotive vehicle that includes a roll control system (16) and a wheel lift detector (20) is provided for an automotive vehicle (10). The...
System and method for monitoring the operation of a power converter
A fault detection circuit and method for monitoring a power converter system to identify faults. The detection circuit includes two comparator circuits each...
Masking for engine blocks for thermally sprayed coatings
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...
Vehicle bumper system
A pedestrian protection apparatus for a truck is provided. The apparatus includes a bumper member mounted to a vehicle, a linkage, a stiffener, an extendible...
Automotive vehicle decklid latch system
A truck latch system has a handle presented from the decklid within the trunk in substantially vertical fashion and is operative to move a trunk latch to an...
Starter/alternator control strategy to enhance driveability of a low
storage requirement hybrid electric vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle contains a powerplant for propelling the vehicle. The powerplant comprises a combustion engine (6) and a dynamoelectric machine (8). A...
Charge motion control valve
A charge motion control valve 10 for use in combination with an internal combustion engine having "Siamese" type fuel intake ports 18, 20. Valve 10 has an...
Spark ignition engine with negative valve-overlap
An internal combustion engine valve control system for improving automotive cold-starts. A "negative" valve-overlap (NVO) time period is created during a first...
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...
Connecting rod for a variable compression engine
A variable length connecting rod 13 for changing a compression ratio of an engine is provided. The connecting rod 13 includes a first locking assembly 36 for...
Fuel injection method for an internal combustion engine
A fuel injection method and strategy for an internal combustion engine wherein the fuel injection event that occurs during each combustion cycle of a four-cycle...
Vehicle liftglass assembly
System and method for inferring engine oil temperature at startup
Systems and methods for determining engine oil temperature without an oil temperature sensor infer the oil temperature at engine start based on the calculated...
Powertrain controller using a feed-forward torque calculation
A powertrain controller and a method for calculating feed-forward torque for use by the controller, including a powertrain control module that calculates current...
Method for estimation
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...
Method and circuit for reducing battery ripple current in a multiple
inverter system of an electrical machine
A pulse width modulation circuit (10) has a first set of windings with a first inverter circuit coupled thereto and a second set of windings having a second...
Underbody and adjacent lighting for automotive vehicle
A lighting system for illuminating the exterior of an automotive vehicle has a remotely controlled lamp or set of lamps mounted to the underside of the vehicle...
Method and apparatus for monitoring driver alertness
A system for determining the alertness of a driver of a vehicle by monitoring the driver's seated posture. A pressure sensor array disposed in or on the seat...
Method of heating an automotive battery in cold environments
A circuit and method for controlling a battery (12) are provided. The circuit (18) includes a switching device (24) disposed between first and second poles (20,...
Transmission ratio change control during mode transitions in lean burn/DISI
Systems and methods for coordinating control of a DISI engine and automatic transmission determine the current and next engine operating modes and selectively...
Sound reducing wheel rim
A wheel rim (1) with a circumferential surface (4) has a tire that can be mounted thereon. A sound-absorbing material (6) rests on the wheel rim (1) and is...
Wheel suspension for motor vehicles with a wheel-guiding leaf spring
In order to limit rolling movements of the vehicle, spring arms are formed on those ends of the leaf spring, arranged transversely to the vehicle, on which the...
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...
Intake manifold with a heated PCV passage
An intake manifold 7 for an internal combustion engine is provided which has an intake venturi passage 34 for throttled passage of filtered air into a plenum 44....
A fuel assembly 10 which selectively receives volatile fuel 26 and which communicates the vapors to a carbon canister 42 for treatment prior to being released...