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Fluid pressure regulator
A "returnless" fuel system for a motor vehicle is disclosed. A "series-pass" fuel regulator in the system includes an internal fluid passage containing a fluted...
Inlet port with sharp edge swirl lip
A cylinder head for an internal combustion engine includes a helical inlet port with a sharp edge swirl lip on a generally cylindrical valve stem recess. The...
Adaptive noise reduction filter with low modulation disabling
An infinite impulse response (IIR) lowpass filter is placed in the audio path of an audio system wherein the upper cutoff frequency of the filter is adaptively...
Infrared bonding of transparent plastics articles
A method for infrared bonding a transparent plastic article having a first surface and a transparent bonding surface to an opaque plastic article having an...
Multiple speed overdrive transmission for a motor vehicle
A multiple speed transmission for motor vehicles includes three simple planetary gearsets hydraulically actuated friction clutches and brakes for controlling...
Rear body assembly for motor vehicles
A rear body assembly for a motor vehicle includes a floorpan extending longitudinally, a pair of rails extending longitudinally and spaced transversely adjacent...
Occupant restraint system with seat position sensor
A deployable passenger restraint system for an automotive vehicle has an occupant seat mounted on a seat track for adjustable movement in a longitudinal...
Vehicle active tilt control system with improved actuators
A vehicle active tilt control system torsionally adjusts front and rear stabilizer bars during vehicle maneuvers. A source of pressurized fluid is provided in...
Torque converter having resiliently loaded bypass clutch piston
A hydrokinetic torque converter includes an impeller cover and a bypass clutch. A drive ring is located between adjacent surfaces of the cover and a clutch...
Intake manifold for an internal combustion engine
There is disclosed herein an intake manifold for a port-injected internal combustion engine, comprising: a manifold body 10 having an interior plenum 12, and a...
Method for determining blower purge time
A method for operating a blower of an vehicle air conditioning (a/c) system after ignition off for purging moisture from an evaporator core includes accumulating...
Emission control system for internal combustion engines
An emission control system is disclosed having an emission regulating system which includes an exhaust gas sensor positioned between a light-off catalyst and...
This invention is directed to metal-matrix composites which include a substantially continuous phase of metal and reinforcing ceramic particulate substantially...
Surface finishing covalent-ionic ceramics
Method of surface finishing covalent-ionic ceramics comprising: (a) repeatedly rubbing a finishing medium against an exposed surface of the ceramic, the medium...
Glove box for a vehicle
A glove box assembly (10) for a vehicle includes left and right side braces (50, 52) each having multiple sections (54, 64, 78). The first section (54) is...
Clamping apparatus for holding a motor vehicle window pane
Clamping apparatus for holding a motor vehicle window pane wherein a window pane (6) is fixed to and moved in a height-adjustable manner on a driver holder (2)...
Catalyst deterioration monitoring
A catalyst system employed in the exhaust stream of an internal combustion engine (10) wherein the catalyst deterioration is monitored by an engine controller...
Substrate with embedded member for improving solder joint strength
There is disclosed herein an electronic circuit assembly, comprising: (1) a plastic molded substrate 10 having a first surface 12 with a mounting pad 14 disposed...
Inlet port flat wall section
A cylinder head for an internal combustion engine of the reciprocating piston type includes a helical inlet port with a flat wall portion in a section of the...
Four wheel drive transfer case controller compatible with a spare tire
A method of monitoring the relative effective diameters of the tires and compensating therefor in a vehicle which includes a front driveshaft for transferring...
Differential mechanism for an automotive vehicle having a cold formed
A housing for differential mechanism is formed in two pieces using a cold flow-forming process. Each of the housing portions is formed with an internal...
Vehicle seat with support assembly
A seat support assembly for an automotive vehicle with a seat having integrated occupant restraints has forward and rearward transversely extending seat support...
Passenger airbag tethering device
A vehicle airbag assembly (1, 101)including an airbag door (3,103) arranged to be opened on airbag deployment, and which is tethered to a fixed anchor point...
Constant velocity joint retainer
A retaining ring and method of installation are provided to maintain the relative position of an inner joint to an outer joint in a constant velocity joint. The...
Method and apparatus to control air distribution doors in an air
An air handling system includes at least two doors to control the flow of air to achieve a selected mode. A first door travels through a first path, and a second...
Method and system for automobile transactions
The invention relates to a method and system for facilitating a transaction between a customer and an automobile dealership. The system includes a kiosk...
Motor vehicle rear structure
A rear structure of a motor vehicle increases the packaging flexibility within the body structure area above a differential unit (36) such that a third row seat...
Active engine speed pulsation damping
A method and system for reducing pulsations in the rotational speed of an engine in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention are disclosed. Torque...
Air control system
An air control method for an internal combustion engine having air assist injectors and an electronically controlled throttle maximizes airflow through the...
Method of mounting a suspension bumper
A method of mounting a suspension bumper (10) in a motor vehicle providing a high degree of manufacturing confidence. The method includes inserting a first end...
System and method for controlling the operation of a heated wiper area
A method and system are provided to control a heated area for a glass surface on a motor vehicle. The method and system sense the ambient temperature, determine...
All wheel drive continously variable transmission having dual mode
An automatic transmission for an automotive vehicle includes a continually variable drive mechanism having one sheave assembly fixed to an intermediate shaft and...
Air handling system for automotive vehicles
An air handling system for use in an air conditioning system of an automotive vehicle includes a housing which defines an air passage. The air handling system...
Injection molding machine with automatic restart feature
An injection molding machine is disclosed. The machine includes a standby mode and an automatic restart mode. The machine can be programmed to automatically...
Dimpled manifold optical element for a vehicle lighting system
A vehicle lighting system includes a light source for generating light and a unitary optical element having a light collimating surface, a plurality of stepped...
Medium gray colored glass with improved UV and IR absorption and
nitrate-free manufacturing process therefor
The invention is a medium color gray soda-lime-silica glass composition having excellent ultra violet and infra red absorbing ability. The colorants of the glass...
Control method for turbocharged diesel engines having exhaust gas
A method of controlling the airflow into a compression ignition engine having an EGR and a VGT. The control strategy includes the steps of generating desired EGR...
Method of estimating mass airflow in turbocharged engines having exhaust
A method of estimating the airflow into a compression ignition engine having an exhaust gas recirculation system (EGR) and a variable geometry turbocharger...
Engine torque control
The present invention relates to an apparatus (1) and a method for quantifying the net torque (28) produced by an internal combustion engine, for example, in a...
Angular limiter spacer for seat belt D-ring
An automotive seat belt webbing guide assembly having an angular limiter spacer for limiting the rotation of a seat belt D-ring. A predefined rotational range...
Automotive vehicle fueling system
A system for fueling an automotive vehicle includes a transmitter mounted on the vehicle for identifying the type of fuel required by the vehicle and a fuel...
Integrated ventilation mode and temperature control system for vehicles
A rotary temperature control system for use in controlling the temperature of a blended air stream supplied to a vehicle passenger compartment is combined with a...
Powertrain mounting apparatus for a motor vehicle
A powertrain (12) including a transmission (16) and an engine (18) is supported on a motor vehicle structure (10) by a plurality of powertrain mounting brackets....
Metallic adhesive for forming electronic interconnects at low
The invention is a self-low-temperature curing metallic adhesive with thermal and electrical conductivity. It comprises a paste mixture of a liquid metal having...
Method to infer engine coolant temperature in cylinder head temperature
sensor equipped vehicles
The present invention provides a method of inferring the engine coolant temperature in cylinder head temperature sensor equipped vehicles including the steps of...
Method of assembly of heat exchangers for automotive vehicles
A heat exchanger and method of assembly for an automotive vehicle includes at least one tube having an internal surface and an external surface, and a...
Engine control system with exhaust gas recirculation and method for
determining proper functioning of the EGR...
An engine control for an automotive engine having an inlet system and an exhaust system includes an EGR valve for permitting exhaust gas to flow from the exhaust...
Camshaft lash adjustment process and system for internal combustion
A camshaft lash adjustment process for an internal combustion engine includes the steps of substituting a tiltable camshaft retainer for a camshaft bearing cap...
Engine with cylinder deactivation
A multi-cylinder spark ignition internal combustion engine is described having two banks of cylinders 10a, 10b. One bank of cylinders may be selectively disabled...
Adhesively bonded plastic automotive air intake assembly
A bonded multi-piece plastic automotive air intake assembly having first and second housing members that include a 3-dimensional mating surface. The first member...