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Variable capacity reciprocating engine
A reciprocating engine having an engine housing defining a power cylinder, a power piston in the cylinder including a connecting rod extending through the engine...
Digitally encoded keyless entry keypad switch
A five-switch keypad apparatus having four diodes that multiplex the switch contacts onto three sense terminals. The three sense terminals create a binary code...
Varnish oven for manufacturing process
A varnish oven (10), including a preheating station (12), a temperature homogenization station (14), a varnish application station (16), a varnish curing station...
An assembly for coupling two selectively rotatable shafts is provided. The assembly includes a first cross-member which is fixedly coupled to the first rotating...
Inlet tube diffuser element for a hydraulic pump
A hydraulic fluid pump (10), including a housing (12), a pumping apparatus (14), an inlet (16), a pressure chamber (17), an outlet (18), a bypass valve (20) and...
Extruded stabilizer bar pivot bushing having plastic shear plates and
method of making same
A method of making stabilizer bar pivot bushings (10). At least one length of a substantially plastic material (26, 28) that in transverse cross section has a...
Vehicle braking system with actively controlled caliper retractor
A vehicle braking system having a brake rotor (10) and brake pedal-actuated hydraulic piston (24) that actuates a brake caliper (22) to engage a friction brake...
Control system and method for controlling valve
A control system 10 and a method 30 for controlling a linearly actuated valve closure member 20 in accordance with the present invention is provided. The method...
Electronic throttle return mechanism with a two-spring and one lever
An electronic throttle control system having a housing 22 with a motor 40, throttle valve 60, gear mechanism 100, and failsafe mechanism. A main spring member...
Combustion chamber for direct-injected spark-ignited engines with swirl
A stratified-charge combustion chamber system for a direct-injection spark-ignited (DISI) engine with a swirl-type airflow. An asymmetrical combustion bowl...
System for damping engine speed oscillations
A control strategy for use in combination with a hybrid electric vehicle 10 including a propulsion system 12 having an engine 14 and a starter/alternator 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...
Method for shifting multi-speed axles
In a shifting mechanism housed in a case a first relatively rotating member rotates about an axis. A second relatively rotating member is selectively coupled and...
Automatic transmission for an automotive vehicle with a shift control for
launch assist and manual upshifts
A shift control and shift strategy for an automatic transmission in an automotive vehicle driveline wherein the automatic ratio shift schedule can be disabled...
Brake assembly with noise damping
A brake assembly includes a rotor and at least one backplate supporting a brake pad for frictionally engaging the rotor for braking. A sheet metal plate is...
Fuel system leak detection
A vehicle fuel system has on-board diagnostics for leak testing with correction for different operating conditions. An electronic control unit (ECU) is arranged...
System for preventing vibrations in a diesel engine
A system for preventing vibrations occurring in a diesel engine during shut down. The system employs a combined starter/alternator apparatus to apply a positive...
Method and system for compensating for degraded pre-catalyst oxygen sensor
in a two-bank exhaust system
A method and system for controlling the air/fuel ratio in an internal combustion engine having first and second groups of cylinders coupled to first and second...
Torque converter blades brazed to a housing using a magnetic heating
A method for making a torque converter includes the steps of forming a blade having a tab extending outward from the blade and along a portion of a length of the...
Air estimation system and method
A system and method for estimating air entering a cylinder of an internal combustion engine uses a discrete algorithm based on a measurement of air entering a...
Method and apparatus for detecting rollover of an automotive vehicle
A rollover sensing system (12) that may be used in the determination of when to deploy restraints in the vehicle. The rollover sensing system (12) may include...
Driver road hazard warning and illumination system
A vision enhancement system 10 which aids the driver in visually identifying a sensed object 16 without diverting his/her attention from the road ahead. One or...
Battery charging DC to DC converter
A circuit 10 has a high voltage battery 12 that includes a first battery portion V.sub.1, a second battery portion V.sub.2, and a third battery portion V.sub.3....
Resin-bonded solid-film-lubricant coated hood latch mechanism and method of
A hood latch mechanism having interengaging pivot elements and pins for pivotally carrying the elements, first and second parts of a frame which are placed on...
A storage assembly 10 which is adapted for use within a vehicle of the type having conventional child safety seat anchors or brackets 12, 14, and a conventional...
Fuel vapor emission control system employing fuel vapor tank
A fuel system, a method for operating the fuel system and a method for operating an engine which is supplied by the fuel system each comprise: (1) a fuel tank;...
System and method for controlling engine torque
A system and method for controlling an engine include determining a desired engine brake torque and modifying the desired engine brake torque based on current...
Vehicle door assembly
An assembly for use with a vehicle sliding door 12 which includes a first wheel 24, which is movably disposed within a first track 40 located on the vehicle and...
Rapid transient torque management in DISI engines
A system and method for transient torque control of a direct injection spark ignition engine include controlling airflow and fuel flow rather than ignition...
Adaptive electronic transmission control system and strategy for
nonsynchronous automatic transmission
An adaptive electronic transmission control for an automatic transmission having multiple-ratio gearing establishing plural torque flow paths between a torque...
Adaptive method for determining onset of positive torque in a powertrain
having an automatic transmission
A method for determining the onset of positive torque through an automatic transmission (the power-on point), includes saving engine torque magnitudes within a...
Torque control strategy for management of creep and grade hold torque in a
wheeled vehicle whose powertrain...
A torque control strategy control for management of regenerative braking in a motor vehicle. A first processor (12) processes throttle request data (20) and...
Secondary seat belt warning system
A secondary seat belt warning system for alerting a vehicle occupant when a seat belt is unbuckled. The secondary seat belt warning system includes an ignition...
Analgesic drug composition containing a capsaicinoid and potentiator
The analgesic effectiveness of a capsaicinoid such as capsaicin is potentiated by an analgesic potentiator selected from the group consisting of...
Wheel suspension assembly
A wheel suspension assembly 10 for use with a vehicle having a wheel 11. Assembly 10 includes a tie rod 12, a knuckle 14 having an integrally formed knuckle arm...
Electronic airflow control
A system and method for controlling a powertrain using multiple position sensors for electronic airflow control include comparing values corresponding to...
Air/fuel induction system for developing swirl motion of an air/fuel
An air/fuel mixture induction system for an internal combustion engine having a pair of intake valves, an intake air/fuel mixture flow passage communicating with...
Fuel additive dosing method and system for onboard vehicle use
A fuel additive dosing method and system for adding additive to fuel in a vehicle monitors the fuel added into the fuel tank of the vehicle by using an onboard...
Connecting rod and a method for making the same
A connecting rod 10 having a generally elongated body portion 15 which includes a piston-connecting end portion 12 and a crankshaft-receiving end portion 13. The...
Pedal mounting apparatus for mounting pedals in motor vehicles
In a bearing bracket for pedals in motor vehicles comprising a supporting bracket (8) having its base fixed to a substantially vertical region (2) of the...
Automotive engine with controlled exhaust temperature and oxygen
An arrangement of an internal combustion engine 7 is provided. In a preferred embodiment, the internal combustion engine 7 has at least one variable working and...
Engine with direct turbo compounding
A multi-cylinder Otto cycle internal combustion direct compound engine for motor vehicles with an exhaust-gas turbocharger providing direct turbo compounding...
Method for controlling air/fuel mixture in an internal combustion engine
A method and system for controlling the air/fuel ratio in an internal combustion engine having a first group of cylinders and a second group of cylinders. The...
Method for modifying a torque converter hub
The instant invention provides an inexpensive method of repairing the hollow drive shaft hub of a torque converter impeller housing. The impeller hub is turned...
System and method of reducing chronometric load
A system and method of improving the control quality of a vehicle engine having a rotatable and positionable crankshaft by prioritizing tasks to be performed by...
Temperature dependent regenerative brake system for electric vehicle
A braking system for a motor vehicle having braking wheels 16, 18, a service brake pedal, a friction braking system operative upon the braking wheels 16, 18 in...
Method and apparatus for extracting a component signal from a composite
An extracting assembly for extracting a component signal generated by a component source from a composite signal is disclosed wherein a reference sensor...
Electronically actuated suction control valve assembly
A valve assembly 10 for use in a compressor. Valve assembly 10 includes a generally cylindrical stator member or assembly 12 and an inner valve or member 14...
Pressure relief valve assembly
A pressure relief valve assembly 10 including a generally rectangular member or housing 12, four generally flat and rectangular "flaps" or movable members 14,...
Controller and control method for an internal combustion engine using an
A control system and method for obtaining combustion stability in an internal combustion engine including an accelerometer mounted on the engine for detecting...