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Low profile fuel delivery module
A fuel pump module and method are provided for installation into a low profile fuel tank. A reservoir holds a substantially horizontally mounted fuel pump. A...
Vehicle liftgate and flipglass with a shared hinge axis
A door assembly for a vehicle includes a door subassembly hinged to the vehicle having a window opening and a window subassembly hinged to the vehicle adapted to...
Multi-positional seat mounting apparatus
A seat mounting apparatus for supporting a seat allows the seat to be positioned in three possible positions allowing for improved ingress/egress and cargo...
A connector is disclosed before attaching a flexible hose to a rigid tube in which the tube includes an outwardly and circumferentially extending bead around its...
Molten solder dispensing system
An apparatus for dispensing solder includes a nozzle body having a plurality of flow channels formed therein. Each flow channel includes an inlet end and a...
Capacitor center of area sensitivity in angular motion
A method is provided that may be used to design a family of capacitive microaccelerometers with different members of the family having different sensitivities to...
Electric latch mechanism with an integral auxiliary mechanical release
An automotive vehicle electric door latch mechanism includes a striker, a catch, a pawl, a key actuatable lock cylinder lever, an electrically driven output...
Mold assembly for forming a glass sheet
A mold assembly for forming a glass sheet includes a mold block having a surface for holding a glass sheet and a fibrous metal liner for covering the surface of...
Delay generation filter
An N.sup.th order infinite impulse response digital filter for long-delay filtering of signals representing a digital input sequence. The N.sup.th order infinite...
Method of producing customizable 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...
Antenna cluster for a motor road vehicle collision warning system
A motor vehicle collision warning system 1 comprises an obstacle sensing system 3 including a plurality of sensors 5 together capable of sensing obstacles around...
Lighting intensity control system
An illumination control system comprises a source of a lighting intensity control signal, the source having an intensity control signal output. The system also...
Propulsion system for a motor vehicle using a bidirectional energy
A motor vehicle propulsion system includes an electrical energy source and a traction motor coupled to receive electrical energy from the electrical energy...
Method and apparatus for aging a catalyst
A method and apparatus for aging a catalyst includes selecting an initial catalyst conditioning parameter, such as time and temperature and selecting a kinetic...
Encapsulated window assembly including an in-molded periphery seal
A process for forming an encapsulated window assembly including a gasket member surrounding a peripheral region of a transparent sheet and a peripheral seal...
Thermal treating apparatus and process
A thermal treating apparatus and process providing convection thermal transfer for elevated processing temperatures and chemical treatment. A recirculation...
Housing for a centrifugal blower
There is disclosed a housing for a centrifugal fan or blower or the like. The housing includes a wedge member for reducing the tonal noise generated during...
Hydrokinetic torque converter for an automatic transmission
A hydrokinetic torque converter for use in a motor vehicle driveline includes a bladed impeller, a bladed turbine and a bladed stator arranged in mutual fluid...
Exterior noise absorbing cover for automotive loudspeaker
A noise absorbing cover is provided for an automotive loudspeaker to prevent exterior noise from being coupled through a loudspeaker to the interior of the...
Radiator and condenser assembly
There is disclosed a cooling module for an automotive vehicle, comprising a condenser having a fluid manifold. The condenser includes at least one condenser end...
Unthrottled engine operation with a heated air cycle
A method of operating an automotive-type engine at part loads by eliminating engine throttling altogether and controlling the intake flow by heating the intake...
Inlet arrangement for an internal combustion engine
An inlet arrangement is provided for a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine. Each cylinder has an air inlet passage and a pair of inlet valves. A control...
Polymer-metal coatings for swashplate compressors
A swashplate type compressor having a cylinder block with cylinder bores disposed parallel to the axis of the cylinder block. A rotary shaft rotatably mounted...
Automotive lock mechanism using a torque cable drive
An automotive lock mechanism is disclosed having a housing with a cylindrical bore, a key cylinder rotatably received within the housing cylindrical bore, a...
Soldering process with minimal thermal impact on substrate
A soldering process is suitable for use with low cost, low heat distortion temperature thermoplastic substrates without distortion or damage to the substrate yet...
Apparatus and method for determining a failure of an automatic
transmission fluid temperature sensor
A method and apparatus are provided to determine a failure of an automatic transmission temperature sensor in an automobile. The apparatus detects a start-up of...
Torsional oscillation compensation in the drivetrain of a motor vehicle
The present invention provides a method for reducing torsional vibration in a vehicle drivetrain. The method comprises detecting a rotational speed of the...
Three-dimensional molded sockets for mechanical and electrical component
An electrical circuit assembly which requires no solder processing, including an electronic component having terminations arranged on at least one of its...
Blue colored glass composition
A soda-lime-silica glass having, at a thickness in the range of 3 mm to 10 mm, a visible light transmittance of 35% to 75%, a total solar radiation transmittance...
Vehicle airbag deactivation switch circuit
An airbag deactivation system for the airbags mounted in a motor vehicle. The system provides a switch and circuitry to allow for selective deactivation of...
Device for supporting a spring pack against compression instability
A spring support assembly for preventing compression instability displacement of helically coiled compression springs includes first and second support rings...
Method of stabilizing valve lift-off in hydraulic shock absorbers
Method of stabilizing valve lift-off movement in an automotive hydraulic shock absorber having compression and expansion chambers filled with a hydraulic...
Fuel system having priming actuating fluid reservoir
A fuel system of a fuel injected engine includes a separate priming actuating fluid reservoir connected to an actuating fluid manifold and a high pressure pump...
Self-aligning throttle plate
A throttle body assembly for an internal combustion engine comprising a straddle-mounted throttle plate shaft extending transversely through an airflow passage,...
Vehicle anti-lock brake system demonstration
A diagnostic readout tool can be programmed to generate and deliver electronic signals representative of different road wheel slippage conditions on various road...
Method and system for controlling an automotive HVAC system based on the
principle of HVAC work
A method and system for automatically controlling a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system of a vehicle in order to achieve thermal comfort of...
Pressure sensing system for an internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine including a pressure sensing system. A first (80) and a second (82) absolute pressure sensor are located in a main sensor housing...
Air intake system with composite throttle body
An air intake system for an internal combustion engine. The air intake system includes an intake manifold (24) with a throttle body (22) mounted thereto. The...
Electronic control module assembly using throttle body air for cooling
and method thereof
There is disclosed herein an electronic control module assembly 30 for use in an internal combustion engine, wherein the engine includes an intake manifold 10...
Portable cylinder contribution tester for a vehicle which includes a
diesel engine which is controlled by an...
The present invention provides a portable cylinder contribution tester for an electronic diesel engine, the diesel engine including a plurality of cylinders. The...
Pulley alignment gauge
A pulley alignment gauge for aligning pulleys in a drive system, such as a front end accessory drive system on an automotive engine, includes pulley mounts and a...
Method for cooling electronic components
There is disclosed herein a printed circuit board, one embodiment of which comprises: a dielectric substrate 10; a solid metallic heat sink 16 attached to or...
Method for molding a film-covered article
A method for manufacturing a film-coated article by the following steps. A pre-molded film having a backing surface and a decorative surface is formed in the...
Dual output window washer pump for an automotive vehicle
A dual outlet washer pump for an automotive vehicle to alternately supply a stream of washer fluid to separate locations has a valve element with a frame portion...
Static seal for internal combustion engines, in particular closure cover
for crankshaft and gearbox housings
A housing cover for sealing a crankshaft housing includes a metal body having an end face adapted to face the flange surface on the crankshaft housing, with the...
Automotive air conditioning
An automotive air conditioning system has a continuously running compressor that is cycled between a high capacity mode and a low capacity mode, to achieve a...
System and method for prevention of windshield fogging in a motor vehicle
A method and system for controlling a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system of a vehicle to prevent fogging of a windshield of the automotive...
Closed loop control for desulfating a NO.sub.x trap
A system and method for desulfating an NO.sub.x trap utilizes a closed loop control of the air-to-fuel (A/F) ratio to accurately maintain a precise A/F ratio...
Method of making spray-formed inserts
Method of making seat inserts by thermally spraying bulk material. The method includes the steps of: (i) preparing a mandrel having an outside dimension not...
Low profile windshield wiper assembly
An automotive windshield wiper assembly has a wiper arm, a wiper blade, and a superstructure connecting the wiper arm and the wiper blade for maintaining a...