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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...
Time-of-day clock assembly
A time-of-day clock assembly 10 having an oscillator 14 which generates resonant signals used to selectively update a time-of-day register 27. The assembly 10...
Audio device security system
An audio device 1 is installed in a motor vehicle with a vehicle security system 2, 3, 4. The radio 1 has circuitry 21 to detect a connection to the vehicle...
Apparatus and method for position encoding
A transfer case motor controls the rotation of a cam. The cam actuates various gear states of a transfer case of a four-wheel-drive vehicle. A contact plate...
Thermally stable, high-surface-area metal oxides made by organic
The invention is a method for producing a metal oxide product by steps including absorbing a liquid solution of metal oxide precursors onto crystalline or...
NOx trapping by metal-zirconia materials during lean-burn automotive
The invention is a method for treating exhaust gas containing carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides generated by a lean burn internal combustion...
Electrochemical hardness modification of non-allotropic metal surfaces
An electrochemical method of modifying the surface hardness of a non-allotropic metal member 10, comprising: (a) forming the member to near net-shape with at...
Electronically actuated transmission range control system
An automatic transmission control system having gearing that establishes multiple forward driving ratios and a reverse ratio as well as a neutral mode, an...
Paint spray booth-differential downdraft control
A paint spray cell and air plenum assembly, comprising (a) a paint spray cell having a perforate air inlet wall occupying at least a substantial portion of one...
Front end-to-body side joint for automotive vehicle
A body side joint structure for an automotive vehicle has a support member extending longitudinally rearward from a front end member with a distal end secured in...
Motor vehicle front structure
A front structure of a motor vehicle increases the energy transfer and dissipation thereof within the front structure upon impact with another object. The front...
Self-aligining end effector for friction soldering metals to glass plate
Method of aligning a metallic solderable object to a glass plate comprising loading a solderable object onto an end effector of a robotically supported spindle...
Method for controlling a hydraulic valve of an automatic transmission
A method for controlling operation of a hydraulic valve having a magnet fixed to a displaceable spool, a sensor producing a signal responsive to the sensed...
Air/fuel control system and method
An air/ratio control system and method for an internal combustion engine coupled to a fuel vapor recovery system simultaneously maps a difference between a...
Method and system for compensating fuel rail temperature
A method and system for fuel rail compensation in a returnless electronic fuel pump arrangement provides modification of fuel pulsewidth based on measured or...
Air/fuel ratio control system
A method for controlling the air/fuel ratio of an internal combustion engine uses a manifold pressure sensor and an exhaust gas recirculation system having an...
Catalytic monitoring method
An adaptive catalytic monitoring method for an engine having two engine banks each coupled to one of two catalytic converters uses first and second exhaust gas...
Method of making knuckle assembly
A method of forming a knuckle assembly for an automotive vehicle is disclosed, the method comprising the steps of forming a front and back half of a knuckle...
Vehicle window with heated wiper rest
A vehicle window assembly includes one or more resistance heating lines for electrically heating a section of the window area corresponding to a window wiper...
Cobalt-tin alloy coating on aluminum by chemical conversion
An aluminum or aluminum alloy surface which during use is exposed to sliding friction is coated to provide a chemical conversion coating of tin comprising...
Glass panel assembly
A glass panel assembly for a motor vehicle includes a glass panel and a membrane mounted to one side of the glass panel. The glass panel assembly also includes...
Method of making a glass panel assembly
A method of making a glass panel assembly for a motor vehicle includes a glass panel and a membrane mounted to one side of the glass panel. The glass panel...
Power steering power pack motor/pump mounting bracket
An electro-hydraulic gear pump power pack (10), including a hydraulic pump disposed in a pump reservoir (12) and an electric motor disposed in a motor housing...
Tumbling vehicle seat assembly
A collapsible vehicle seat assembly includes a lower seat with a seat back pivotally connected with respect to the lower seat and having a flat back. Front and...
Internal combustion engine with adjustable compression ratio and knock
A reciprocating internal combustion engine includes a variable compression ratio system for adjusting the compression ratio of an engine in a first compression...
Multiple degree-of-freedom tire modeling method and system for use with
a vehicle spindle-coupled simulator
A method for developing a tire model for use with an effective road profile in testing an automotive vehicle on a spindle-coupled road simulator defines a flat...
Speed dependent vehicle courtesy lamp control for an automobile
An interior lamp control using a microprocessor to monitor the ignition switch, door ajar switches, and vehicle speed deactivates the interior lamp if vehicle...
Metal borides as performance modifiers for glass compositions
Silicate based glass compositions with boron compounds are included in the composition as performance modifiers to impart desirable color and improved energy...
Modulated oxygen-flux method and apparatus to improve the performance of
a calorimetric gas sensor
A method and apparatus is provided for modulating the flux of oxygen impinging on a calorimetric gas sensor. The method and apparatus are based on modulating the...
Reservoir apparatus for an electronically controlled electric pump
A reservoir apparatus for an electronically controlled electric pump includes a pump housing (22), constructed of thermally conductive material, the pump housing...
Folding vehicle seat assembly
A folding vehicle seat assembly includes a seat back pivotally movable between upright and folded positions, with a latch assembly operative to latch the seat...
Air assisted fuel injector
An air assisted fuel injector for an internal combustion engine includes a fuel nozzle having a fuel orifice and a targeting section cooperating with the fuel...
Method for controlling evaporative emission control system
A method is provided for controlling an evaporative emission control system for a motor vehicle. The method includes the steps of periodically measuring a system...
Transportable vehicle tester
A transportable apparatus for detecting drive line system imbalances in an automotive vehicle includes an angular position and speed sensor located at a position...
Fuel tank sensor assembly
A fuel tank sensor assembly for an automotive fuel tank includes a sensor element mounted below a shear plane of the sensor assembly. In the event that a portion...
Catalyst deterioration detection with sensor calibration
A catalyst system employed in the exhaust stream of an internal combustion engine (10) wherein the catalyst deterioration is monitored by an engine controller...
Method of operating a calorimetric gas sensor
A method of operating a calorimetric gas sensor by modulating its operating temperature includes the steps of heating a sensing element and a reference element...
Sealing system for vehicle door
A vehicle door sealing system includes a flexible weatherstrip containing magnetizable particulate material. Selected areas of the weatherstrip are magnetized to...
Conversion coatings of tin with cobalt and bismuth for aluminum sliding
An aluminum or aluminum alloy surface which during use is exposed to sliding friction has a chemical conversion coating of mostly tin with 0.2-10.0 wt. % cobalt...
NOx trap catalyst for lean burn engines
The invention is a method of treating exhaust gases generated by an internal combustion engine using a NOx trap in the exhaust gas system. The method comprises...
A bearing assembly comprises a bearing race received in a bore of a housing comprising a deformable housing material. The bearing race includes one or more...
Fluid conduit seal
A conduit seal is provided for sealing a passageway in an automotive transmission. The transmission has an oil passageway and a member covering the passageway....
Fluxless brazing of unclad aluminum using selective area plating
A method for fluxless brazing of unclad aluminum includes forming first and second components to be joined of unclad aluminum; etching selected surface areas of...
Method for forming a cylinder bore isolator core for casting engine
The isolator core cooperates with companion core elements in a casting operation to form a short coolant jacket surrounding the upper portion of each engine...
Throttle valve system
An electronic throttle valve for an engine includes a throttle plate with upper and lower reliefs that allows for tight closed in bore sealing and allows the...
Control method and apparatus for turbocharged diesel engines having
exhaust gas recirculation
A method and apparatus of controlling the airflow into a compression ignition engine having an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system and a variable geometry...
Hermetically sealed microelectronic device and method of forming same
A microelectronic device is hermetically sealed at the wafer level. A substrate is provided having associated electronics and at least one metal bonding pad. A...
Toroidal traction drive transmission having multiple speed inputs to a
planetary gear unit
An automatic transmissions for an automotive vehicle includes a variator of the traction drive type, the variator including an input disc, an output disc, and...