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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...
Flexible fixture for locating different types of mass air flow sensor
A flexible tooling fixture that has a pallet bed lying within an x-y plane and reference elements for alignment of the bed to the manufacturing tool; and at...
Method for operating a microprocessor and a burst memory using a chip
enable and an output enable signal
Burst memory transfer from a memory to a microprocessor (CPU) is accomplished using analysis including determining first and second conditions. If an output...
Vehicle steering system and method for controlling vehicle direction
through differential braking of left and...
A vehicle steering system in which brake steering forces intervene in the manual steering function wherein brake steering can be used to control the lateral...
Etching tri-metal layers to form electronic circuits using aqueous
alkaline solutions including nitrates
The invention is an aluminum etchant and method for chemically milling aluminum, according to one embodiment, from a copper-aluminum-copper tri-metal layer to...
A seat assembly for a motor vehicle includes a generally horizontal seat portion and a generally upright back portion operatively connected to the seat portion....
Method for attaching a terminal connector to a metallic surface
There is disclosed herein a method for attaching a terminal to a metallic mating surface on a workpiece by friction joining, comprising the steps of: (1)...
Method for ultrasonic bonding flexible circuits
A method for bonding together at least two conductive members 20, wherein each member includes at least one metallic 22 having a respective bonding area 24. At...
Arrangement for orienting a fuel injector to a fuel manifold cup
An orientation clip (42) has an axially- and circumferentially-united attachment with a fuel injector (13) to orient the fuel injector circumferentially within a...
A mounting arrangement for mounting a component, for example a fuel injector, in a desired position comprises a sleeve which surrounds part of the component and...
System and method for monitoring a catalytic converter using adaptable
A system and method for monitoring emissions by monitoring performance of a catalytic converter using a predetermined indicated threshold value include...
Electrical distribution system for a motor vehicle
An electrical distribution system for a motor vehicle comprises an engine, an electrically-conductive structural portion of the vehicle and a battery having a...
Method of making adherently sprayed valve seats
A method of defining valve seats on valve seat supports of an internal combustion engine head. The method includes steps of; (a) roughening the exposed surface...
Fuel blending ratio inferring method
A fuel blending ratio inferring method responsive to an air/fuel feedback control system for an internal combustion engine is disclosed having a feedback...
Bullet tube expanding apparatus
An apparatus for expanding a tube 1 from a first diameter d.sub.1 to a second diameter d.sub.2 by passing a mandrel through a tube 1 includes a bullet assembly 3...
Internal combustion engine intake sensing system
A pressure sensing system for an internal combustion engine including an intake manifold (20) and an exhaust manifold (24), with an EGR valve assembly (30)...
Engine with EGR management system
A spark ignition internal combustion engine is provided including an intake manifold. A main throttle regulates the intake of ambient air into the intake...
Adjustable locking for hood latch
A tamper-proof locking mechanism for a vehicular engine compartment, the compartment having a (a) hood closure member with a striker secured within the...
Method and apparatus for programming a spare key into a security system
A method for programming a lock to accept a key. The device will erase all the codes currently stored in the memory and program a new key value. The process...
Induction motor control system with speed and flux estimation
Method of controlling torque of a multi-phase induction motor (10) includes estimating rotor speed as a rational function of filtered stator current i.sub.s0 and...
Internal combustion engine spark scheduling
The present invention relates to apparatus for scheduling the ignition sparks for a spark ignition internal combustion engine. An ignition system for a spark...
Automated psychoacoustic based method for detecting borderline spark
An automated method for detecting borderline spark knock in a spark ignition engine imitates borderline knock procedures in which human operators listen to...
Low power RF amplifier
A radio frequency amplifier includes a first amplifier stage having a first transistor, and a second amplifier stage having a second transistor. The first...
Flip chip interconnections on electronic modules
A device which utilizes flip chip technology to provide interconnection between printed circuit boards and integrated circuits is disclosed. The method involves...
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...
Exhaust gas recirculation control system and method
A system and method for controlling exhaust gas recirculation flow of an internal combustion engine uses a feedforward estimate based on throttle position in...
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...
Method of applying an anisotropic hardening rule of plasticity to sheet
metal forming processes
A method is disclosed for developing a sheet metal forming process prediction method which is based on the application of an anisotropic hardening rule of...
Vehicle message recording system
A voice message system for motor vehicles includes an audio reproduction and recording system, and a control that interfaces the audio system with the vehicle...
Linear motor with negative pressure cooling circuit
An apparatus and method for cooling a linear motor armature assembly is provided for maintaining minimal separation between a motor housing and a magnet plate,...
Method for initiating a fuel cell
The present invention provides a method for initiating a fuel cell power system by directly introducing a gas containing oxygen into the fuel cell stack 10. A...
Static forward and reverse engagement control system for a multiple
ratio automatic transmission
A control valve system for a multiple ratio automatic transmission having a reaction brake for forward drive and a reaction brake for reverse drive. A first...
Vehicle intrusion energy management frame element
An automotive vehicle frame element includes a generally S shaped forward rail having a forward rail portion and a structurally reinforced rear rail portion...
Torque converter bypass clutch having elastically flexible 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...
Window having a blind between two panes of glass
A double pane window has a blind between the window panes. The interior window pane is in a housing that can be removed from the window frame. A cord guide is...
System and method for controlling camshaft timing, air/fuel ratio, and
throttle position in an automotive...
A system for controlling camshaft timing, air/fuel ratio and electronic throttle position in an automotive internal combustion engine uses a controller for...
Modular intake port for an internal combustion engine
An intake system for an internal combustion engine wherein an intake conduit (16) within a cylinder head (14) is configured to receive a vane control module...
Hydraulic lash adjuster mechanism with pressure controlled leak down
A hydraulic lash adjuster mechanism for an internal combustion engine, the adjuster having a body having a bore formed therein with a piston slidingly received...
Charge air management system for automotive engine
A charge air management system for an automotive engine includes a charge air-to-liquid coolant heat exchanger for receiving refrigerated liquid coolant from a...
Real-time engine misfire detection method
A method of detecting internal combustion engine misfires by generating a predicted Karlovitz number as a function of different engine operating conditions such...
User control interface architecture for automotive electronic systems
The software and hardware resources of an electronic system are organized in an architecture which creates a single data table in program memory for the...
Refrigerant access manifold
A refrigerant access manifold for a refrigerant system includes a manifold block for coupling a plurality of refrigerant system components together to allow...
Vehicle active tilt control system with pressure-controlled pump
A vehicle active tilt control system provides improved response time in torsionally adjusting front and rear stabilizer bars during vehicle maneuvers. The system...
Pre-load mechanism having self-mounting coil spring
A pre-load mechanism has a self-mounting coil spring that resiliently forces a pre-loading member against a pre-loaded member. The spring has an active...
Dual opening console
A dual open console for use with a vehicle. The console includes a lock assembly that allows opening of only one side of the console at a time. The lock assembly...
Variable catalyst system
In a transverse-mounted cylinder-in-line internal combustion engine (1) fitted in a motor vehicle, the exhaust gases from the side of the internal combustion...
Apparatus for assembling heat exchanger cores
An apparatus for forming heat exchanger core assemblies having a plurality of generally elongate tubes seated in uniformly spaced openings in a pair of spaced...
Method and system for detecting failures in self-exciting sensor
A method and system for detecting faults with a self-exciting sensor includes a monitor circuit coupled to the self-exciting sensor for monitoring a signal...