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Hybrid powertrain controller
A hybrid powertrain for a vehicle comprising a diesel engine and an electric motor in a parallel arrangement with a multiple ratio transmission located on the...
Exhaust gas recirculation fault detection system
An engine controller for an automotive engine having an inlet system and an exhaust system includes an EGR valve for permitting exhaust gas to flow from the...
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...
After treatment system for a variable displacement engine
A method (100) and system (10) for controlling the temperature of a first NO.sub.x trap in an aftertreatment system for a variable displacement engine (12). The...
Motor shaft to gear pump coupling device for fluid borne noise reduction
An electro-hydraulic gear pump power pack , including a gear pump  and a motor , are secured together to form a single assembly. The gear pump ...
Engine control system with adaptive cold-start air/fuel ratio control
Air/fuel and ignition control of engine are used to more rapidly heat-up a catalytic converter. A control system generates a fuel command for fuel delivery to...
Internal combustion engine having deceleration fuel shut off and
camshaft controlled charge trapping
A reciprocating internal combustion engine using poppet valves, valve timing control and fuel injection, cuts off fuel during engine deceleration and controls...
Plenum module having a runner pack insert
A modular integrated intake manifold (10) for a V-type internal combustion engine (20). A fuel module (16) nests between cylinder heads (28, 30) and has...
Mode control for lean burn engines
An intake system with multiple throttles, arranged in series, is disclosed for use in a lean burn, gasoline engine. The arrangement has the facility to provide...
Internal combustion engine with high performance cooling system
An internal combustion engine includes precision cooling passages preformed as tubes which are cast in place during fabrication of the engine's cylinder block...
Input smoothing method and apparatus for an electronic throttle control
A method and apparatus for smoothing a throttle plate position command prior to being used by a closed loop throttle control unit. The method sequentially...
Default mechanism for electronic throttle control system
An electronic throttle control system having a housing with a motor, throttle valve, gear mechanism, and fail-safe mechanism. A spring member attached to a gear...
Air/fuel ratio control system and method
An air/fuel ratio control method for an internal combustion engine corrects airflow prediction errors. The method compares the current airflow to the value that...
Charge motion control valve in upper intake manifold
An internal combustion engine with charge stratification and directed air flow is provided. A charge motion control valve is positioned in the upper intake...
Distribution reservoir for an internal combustion engine
An intake manifold and method for supplying EGR are provided for a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine. The manifold is attached to a cylinder head. The...
Snap on desiccant bag
An adsorbent package is provided for mounting to a filter or bleed nipple that is, in turn, attached to a bight tube or other fluid flow conduit in an auto or...
Method of determining windshield fogging based on inference from
presence of rain
A method is provided of determining windshield fog secondary for automatically controlling a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system of a...
Automotive vehicle key
Method and apparatus for estimating applied wheel torque in a motor
A vehicle traction control system is controlled in part by a signal value indicative of estimated wheel torque. The estimated wheel torque value is produced...
Single phase metal-alumina materials including alkali metals made from
This invention is a single phase metal alumina material made by sol-gel techniques from certain heterometallic alkoxides which include aluminum and at least...
Exhaust oxygen sensing
An exhaust gas oxygen sensor (10) mounted in the exhaust stream of an engine includes a zirconia plate (14) mounted to two electrodes (16,18), covered with...
Steering column with variable collapse force
A method is provided for optimizing energy dissipation in a vehicle steering column in a high energy impact. The method includes the steps of: (a) providing a...
Vehicle inflatable restraint system trim with trim deploying module
An inflatable restraint module for an automotive vehicle has a module housing longitudinally mounted adjacent a roof rail with an inflatable restraint mounted...
Magnetic bulk feeder for electronic components
There is disclosed herein an apparatus for bulk-feeding electronic components which utilizes magnetic force and a rotating feeder tube to properly orient the...
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...
Automotive vehicle key
Automotive vehicle key
Automotive vehicle key
Cartridge vane pump with dual side fluid feed and single side inlet
A hydraulic vane pump (10), including a top section (12), a middle section (14), a vane rotor assembly (16) and a bottom section (18) secured together to form a...
Fuel tank dual fuel delivery module
A fuel delivery module (10) adaptable for use in a gasoline or diesel fuel tank includes certain common module components for use in both gasoline or diesel fuel...
Crankcase fluid processing system for automotive engine
A crankcase fluid processing system for a reciprocating automotive internal combustion engine includes a fluid collector pan for closing the lower ends of the...
Direct injection spark ignition engine
An internal combustion engine is disclosed in which, at least during part load and full load operation of the engine, fuel is injected into the combustion...
Mounting device for an engine bearing of an internal combustion engine
In a device for mounting an engine bearing of an internal combustion engine, a bracket is provided for attachment to an end face of a cylinder head of the...
Internal combustion engine having hybrid cylinder valve actuation system
An internal combustion engine includes a piston reciprocably housed within a cylinder and hybrid intake valves, with one intake valve being driven by a camshaft...
Automotive vehicle key
Housing and mounting portion for an alternator
An alternator 14 includes a stator housing 18 that has a longitudinal axis. A mounting portion is coupled to the stator housing 18 to couple the alternator 14 to...
Fabrication method for encapsulated micromachined structures
A process for the preparation of hermetically sealed electronically active microstructures involves the preparation of a plurality of microstructures and...
Mesoporous oxide molecular sieves for absorbing nitrogen oxides in
oxidizing engine exhaust gas
This invention is a catalyst comprising a mesoporous aluminum oxide material including precious metal. The material is made by sol-gel techniques using a neutral...
Paint booth airflow control system
An automotive paint booth containing multiple contiguous chambers can be supplied with down flowing air streams in the various chambers for removing airborne...
Centrifugal blower assembly with a diffuser
A centrifugal blower assembly for a heat exchanger system of an automotive vehicle is described. The centrifugal blower assembly includes a diffuser section...
Energy absorbing continuously compliant swept arch for interior trim
An energy absorbing trim assembly 16 for covering an inner face of structural member 28 of a vehicle defining a passenger compartment having elongated wall...
Carbonaceous deposit-resistant coating for fuel injectors
An automotive fuel injector having a fluorine-coating amphorous hydronated carbon film coating to resist the formation of carbonaceous deposits thereon. The...
Instant detection / diagnosis of abrupt bias fault in signals of vehicle
A system and method for enabling an abrupt bias fault in a vehicle motion sensor (24), such as a yaw rate sensor or a lateral acceleration sensor to be both...
Method and apparatus to identify asbestos and aramid
A method for identifying and/or differentiating between asbestos materials and aramid materials comprises the steps of rubbing an area of a surface of a material...
Fuel pump immobilization
The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for a motor vehicle security system relating to immobilizing and enabling of a fuel pump for a motor...
Condensation control system for heated insulating glass units
A glass heating system includes a low emissivity sheet of coated glass and an optical sensor mounted on the surface of the glass for optically detecting...
Method of making and/or using copper based electrodes to spot-weld
A method for spot-welding aluminum workpieces with copper electrodes that comprises the steps of: (a) dissolving copper and one or more alloying elements X to...
Sol-gel processed metal-zirconia materials
This invention is a metal-zirconium oxide material made by sol-gel techniques from alkoxides including heterometallic alkoxides. The heterometallic alkoxides...
Energy absorbing vehicle trim with airbag
A vehicle trim system for an automotive vehicle with a side airbag provides energy absorption for conditions not requiring side airbag deployment. The system has...
Determining the direction of travel of an automotive vehicle from yaw
rate and relative steering wheel angle
A method of using relative steering wheel angle of an automotive vehicle, vehicle yaw rate, and vehicle speed to determine whether the vehicle is traveling...