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Underbody assembly for motor vehicles
An underbody assembly for a motor vehicle includes a floorpan extending longitudinally and transversely. The underbody assembly also includes a side sill...
Flow measurement and control with estimated manifold pressure
An exhaust gas recirculation systems directs exhaust gasses from an exhaust manifold to an intake manifold of an internal combustion engine. The exhaust gasses...
Quick installing axial deformation transducer
A quick installing axial deformation transducer has diametrically opposite strain gages to measure the axial deformation or load on a uniform or tapered...
Encoder error detection for an automatic four-wheel-drive vehicle
A method for controlling a transfer case in a four wheel drive vehicle is provided. The transfer case has a neutral state and a plurality of drive modes. A MSS...
Moisture sensor with pre-demodulation gain and high-order filtering
A moisture sensor for detecting moisture on the surface of a transparent material. The moisture sensor includes one or more emitters for producing moisture...
Anti-reflective, reduced visible light transmitting coated glass article
A color neutral absorbing film applied as a coating on a glass substrate. The film is an antimony/tin oxide alloy coating containing at least about five atomic...
Molding apparatus for encapsulating a part
A molding apparatus and method of use thereof. The molding apparatus has a stationary mold base, and at least one moveable mold core rotatable into and out of a...
Tympanic thermometer disposable probe cover with further stretching
In a tympanic thermometer probe cover including a film, an additional, substantially non-stretchable structure is mechanically coupled to the film in the area...
Trim panel mounting assembly
A trim panel mounting assembly for a motor vehicle includes a trim panel bracket mounted to one side of a trim panel opposite an interior of the motor vehicle...
Method and system for coordinated engine and transmission control during
traction control intervention
A coordinated engine and transmission traction control method is disclosed for reducing driven wheel speed transients related to transmission shifting during a...
A pedal apparatus provides quick and secure assembly of a pedal lever and an interconnecting mechanism. The pedal apparatus includes the pedal lever (18) and a...
A shift lever assembly is provided including a cylindrical member having a fixed axis. An annular member is supported for rotation about the axis of the...
Shift device for a manual transmission
A transmission shift rail comprising a control rail and a shift fork are provided. The shift fork is not translated when the control rail is translated in a...
Vehicle speed control with continuously variable braking torque
A system and method for reducing speed of a vehicle to maintain a target vehicle speed include determining an actual vehicle speed, comparing the target vehicle...
Upshift and downshift control valve system for multiple ratio automatic
A control valve system for a multiple ratio transmission with a high ratio clutch and an intermediate ratio brake servo including a first solenoid operated valve...
Method and apparatus for determining the dynamic stability of an
A method and apparatus for determining the stability of an automotive vehicle includes a steering wheel sensor generating a steering wheel signal, a yaw rate...
Control of regeneration energy from an electric motor
A method and apparatus are disclosed for controlling regenerative energy from an induction motor. The induction motor is connected to a battery, which is...
Method of making a braze sheet
A method is disclosed of making a braze sheet for a brazed assembly. The method includes the steps of providing a sheet of a core material and a composition...
Reclaiming foundry sand by gravity flow system
A method of reclaiming foundry sand by (a) providing a treatment tower having a plurality of heat conductive tubes extending across the interior of the treatment...
Vehicle cargo bed extender and divider
The cargo space of a vehicle bed bounded by a flatbed, a tailgate, and opposed rear quarter panels is increased by extending two side enclosure members, each...
Hydraulic torsional damper for a steering system
A torsional damper significantly reduces vibrations in a steering system of a motor vehicle. The torsional damper (12) includes a housing (30) defining an...
Throttle valve assembly
A throttle valve assembly for an internal combustion engine includes a throttle body having a bore formed therein and a sidewall having a throttle shaft opening...
On-board gasoline distillation for reduced hydrocarbon emissions at
A gasoline distillation apparatus (12) for an engine (14) includes a heated vapor separator (22), a condenser (24), and a controller (28). The heated vapor...
System and method for smooth transitions between engine mode controllers
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine using a controller to implement at least two control modes having corresponding first and...
Two-stage temperature gauge with added winding
A two-stage temperature gauge for a vehicle indicates whether engine temperature is normal or overheated. The gauge registers "normal" when the vehicle engine...
Tire diagnostic system
A tire diagnostic system and method for detecting an inflation condition of a pneumatic tire on an automotive vehicle includes a method for estimating the...
Fuel cell electrode comprising conductive zeolite support material
A polymer-electrolyte-membrane fuel cell assembly comprising an ionomeric, conducting polymer membrane, an anode on a first face of the polymer membrane, a...
Removable console for use with a vehicle
A console is provided for use with an automotive vehicle. The console can be removed from or repositioned within a vehicle interior using an existing seating...
Method of initializing an in-car temperature sensor for a climate
A method of initializing an in-car temperature sensor for a climate control system on a vehicle includes the steps of determining if a predetermined condition...
System for angular adjustment of a shaft relative to a driving gear
A system for angular adjustment of a shaft relative to a driving gear, preferably of a camshaft of an internal combustion engine, includes a hydraulically...
System for diagnosing unexpected noise in a multi-component assembly
The recreation of vibration levels at certain points in a stationary vehicle interior that are representative of realistic road conditions are achieved using...
Exhaust gas temperature estimation
EGR system for an internal combustion engine (105) comprises an EGR valve (150) disposed in an EGR recirculation conduit (125) involves estimating exhaust gas...
Memory efficient computer system and method for controlling an
automotive ignition system
In an automotive ignition system having ignition coil banks with at least one ignition coil for energizing a corresponding spark plug, input/output (I/O) devices...
Method of estimating engine charge
Method of estimating the total charge to cylinders (123) of an internal combustion (105) engine where the total charge comprises the sum of the air charge and...
Enhanced mounting pads for printed circuit boards
There is disclosed herein a printed circuit board (PCB) having enhanced mounting pads useful for overprinting solder paste and for repair of the solder joints....
Method and system for vehicle design using occupant reach zones
A computer based system and method orients an occupant representation, in electronic form, with respect to a three-dimensional electronic representation of a...
Method and system for vehicle design using occupant vision zones
A computer based system and method for designing an automotive vehicle based on occupant vision orients an occupant representation, in electronic form, with...
A gerotor pump includes a pressure relief return flow guide system, composed of two distinct structures, a pressure relief port, and a flow guide. The pressure...
Throttle body module having improved fluid tightness
A throttle body (61) has a first body part (62) containing an upstream portion of the through-bore (68) and a second body part (64) containing a downstream...
System and method for defogging a vehicle window
There is disclosed a system and method for preventing fogging of the windows of an automotive vehicle. The system and method operate the air conditioning system...
Engine diagnostic method
An engine diagnostic method for an engine having a switching exhaust gas sensor and a fuel system uses the switching exhaust gas sensor during open loop fuel...
Throttle position filtering method
A throttle position system for an internal combustion engine. Included is a method for filtering a throttle position sensor using a maximum allowable rate of...
Effective road profile simulation method and system with tires
A method and system for controlling an automotive vehicle spindle-coupled road simulator with a predetermined effective road profile for a road surface uses tire...
System and method for monitoring a catalytic converter
A system and method for monitoring catalytic converter efficiency monitor the switch ratio of upstream and downstream exhaust gas oxygen sensors based on an...
Slide-out control panel for an automotive information, communication,
and entertainment system
Misfire detection system and method using recursive median filtering for
high data rate engine control system
An improved misfired detection system and method for high data rate engine control systems. A method of detecting misfires of individual cylinder events in an...
Bond pads for fine-pitch applications on air bridge circuit boards
An etched tri-metal-layer air bridge circuit board specially designed for fine-pitch applications, comprising: an electrically insulative substrate surface, a...
Glass article made from compositions containing spectral modifiers
Silicate based glass compositions with phosphorus compounds included in the composition as spectral modifiers to impart desirable color and improved energy...
Occupant based design method for an automotive vehicle
A computer based system and method for designing an automotive vehicle orients an occupant representation, in electronic form, with respect to a ...
Method for controlling an automatic transmission by sensing friction
element torque capacity
A method for controlling torque transfer between first and second friction elements in an automatic transmission having a hydraulic band brake servo in which a...