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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...
Exhaust treatment device for automotive vehicle having one-piece housing
with integral inlet and outlet gas...
An exhaust treatment device for an internal combustion engine includes a generally cylindrical substrate and sealing system which are swaged in place within a...
Torque converter hub sleeve convertible to various drive connections
A sleeve having a wear resistant surface is fitted over and secured to the outer surface of a hub for a bladed torque converter wheel. The sleeve may be secured...
Fixed window seal apparatus
A watertight and airtight seal is useful for use between two structures having relative movement therebetween. The seal apparatus includes a first adhesive bead...
Jounce stop apparatus for use in a vehicle suspension
A jounce stop apparatus for use in a motor vehicle includes a resilient jounce bumper (36) attached to a frame member and a jounce bumper barrier (50) attached...
Clamshell throttle valve assembly
A combustion engine throttle valve includes a multipiece clamshell throttle body which is divided along an axis of rotation of a throttling member subassembly,...
Electrically assisted power steering apparatus
An electronically assisted power steering system (10) for providing assist in response to a steering control signal includes a steering torque sensor (30)...
Four-wheel drive transfer case controller
In a vehicle which includes a front driveshaft for transferring motive power to a front set of wheels and a rear driveshaft for transferring motive power to a...
Apparatus for cooling a card cage
An apparatus for cooling electrical components contained inside an enclosed housing, which is positioned proximate to a dashboard of a vehicle, includes an inlet...
Fiber-optic gas composition sensor for exhaust gases
An on-board gas composition sensor is disclosed for monitoring oxygen content levels in the exhaust gas (24) of an internal combustion engine (4). The gas...
Internal combustion engine having induction system with aerodynamic
charge motion control valve
An internal combustion engine having a cylinder and piston located therein has a charge motion control valve for controlling kinetic energy within an air charge...
Gearshift device for a motor vehicle manual transmission
In a gearshift device for a motor vehicle manual transmission, comprising a shift finger (6), located on an axially slidable and radially twistable shift shaft...
Exhaust after-treatment system for automotive vehicle
An exhaust after-treatment system for treating an exhaust stream from an internal combustion engine of an automotive vehicle includes first and second exhaust...
Method of manufacturing a circuit assembly from two or more layers of
A method of manufacturing an electronic circuit assembly that includes a number of electrically interconnected flexible films, each flexible film having a...
Speed, direction, and acceleration sensor for a rotating shaft having a
rotor with teeth having unequal spacing
An apparatus is provided to determine the speed and direction of a rotating shaft, including a rotor with three circumferentially spaced teeth connected to the...
Method to sense speed, direction and acceleration for a rotating shaft
using a rotor with unequal tooth spacing
A method is provided for determining the speed and direction of a rotating shaft. A rotor is connected to the shaft. The rotor includes three circumferentially...
Method and system for contolling the position of a servo motor in
vehicle speed control systems for various...
A method and system for accurately controlling a position of a servo motor in a vehicle speed control system for various operation conditions includes...
Pole-phase modulated toroidal winding for an induction machine
A stator (10) for an induction machine for a vehicle has a cylindrical core (12) with inner and outer slots (26, 28) extending longitudinally along the inner and...
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...
Composite metallizing wire and method of using
A composite metallizing wire useful in thermal flame spraying, having a conductive metallic solid core wire strand and a coating consisting of solid lubricant...
Giant magnetoresistors with high sensitivity and reduced hysteresis
A magnetoresistive multilayer structure having ferromagnetic layers of Co codeposited with Cu. The codeposited layer has a total thickness between 1 and 20...
Continuous Flexible chemically-milled circuit assembly with multiple
conductor layers and method of making same
A method of manufacturing an improved multi-layer printed circuit assembly having at least two conductor patterns. The method includes providing a first layer...
Automotive vehicle body having a plastic outer body and an inner metal
An automotive vehicle can be built to include a one piece plastic outer body and a metal support frame underlying the outer body. The outer body is preferably...
Idle speed control system for direct injection spark ignition engines
An idle speed control system for a direct injection spark ignition engine controlled to operate in either homogeneous air/fuel modes or stratified air/fuel...
Method for allowing rapid evaluation of chassis elastomeric devices in
A method allows the rapid evaluation of physical properties of chassis elastomeric devices in a motor vehicle. A parametric controller (26) provides a parametric...
Catalytic converter decontamination method
A method for restoring exhaust purifying capability of a sulfur contaminated catalytic converter of an internal combustion engine. Catalytic converter efficiency...
Method and apparatus for desulfating a no.sub.x trap
A method and apparatus for desulfating a NO.sub.x trap is proposed wherein the SO.sub.x purge temperature is achieved by modulating the amplitude of the A/F of...
Adaptive time window to synchronize pre- and post-catalyst oxygen sensor
A system and method for monitoring efficiency of a catalytic converter count switches of at least one upstream sensor interposed the engine and the converter and...
Closed loop bias air/fuel ratio offset to enhance catalytic converter
A method and system for reducing time required for a catalyst to reach optimum operating temperature control an air/fuel ratio based on the catalyst temperature...
Compact fuzzy logic algorithm
A fuzzy logic algorithm utilizes a single rule to produce a varying output signal. A plurality of input signal values are received from a plurality of sensors. A...
Method and system for manipulating a three-dimensional object utilizing
a force feedback interface
A method and system for manipulating a three-dimensional object in a computer-aided design (CAD) environment utilizes a force feedback interface. A gravitational...
Method of transferring a pre-molded film into a mold
A method and apparatus for transferring a pre-molded film into a cavity by the following steps. A robotically controlled arm having a loader receives flexible...
Axial shaft retention design
An apparatus for axially retaining a shaft comprises a shaft having an axis of rotation and an axially-affixed member having a bore therethrough coaxial with the...
Light trap for a laser-based fiber optic vehicle lighting system
A fiber optic light guide for a vehicle lighting system has a light transmissive core and a light absorptive cladding provided circumferentially about the core....
Automotive return rear view mirror
An automotive vehicle rear view mirror assembly automatically returnable from a rear seat viewing position to a rear window viewing position includes a bracket,...
Hydraulic control unit with ambient temperature compensation during
fluid pressure delivery
A hydraulic control unit capable of being used in an automotive vehicle wheel brake system includes a pressure generator such as a master cylinder for a vehicle...
Automotive vehicle instrument panel assembly with modular glovebox
An instrument panel assembly for an automotive vehicle provides connection between an instrument panel and a glovebox so that the glovebox has a separate mating...
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...
Valve control method
A valve control method for controlling a closed valve position of an exhaust gas recirculation valve for an internal combustion engine includes a feedback...
Vapor recovery system
A fuel vapor recovery system for a direct injection internal combustion engine operating in both stratified and homogenous modes includes using fuel vapor with...
System and method for mode selection in a variable displacement engine
A system and method for selecting the operating mode of a variable displacement engine includes a controller with a stored engine map, an engine speed sensor,...
Vehicle air conditioning system
A vehicle air conditioning system 1 includes a condenser 3 which includes one end cap 5 which has an integral charge port 7. The end cap 5 seals the manifold 9...
Method of attaching a chip to a flexible substrate
There is disclosed herein an electronic circuit, one embodiment of which comprises: an electronic component 10 having bump terminations 12 on a first surface 14...
NO.sub.x selective reduction catalyst with broadened active temperature
The invention is a selective reduction catalyst useful for converting exhaust gases generated by a lean-burn engine where the atmosphere is oxidizing. The...
Method for protecting electronic components
An an electronic circuit having improved protection against harsh environments, a preferred embodiment thereof including: a substrate 10 having a top surface 12;...
Method and apparatus for testing integrated circuits in a mixed-signal
A method and apparatus is disclosed for testing integrated circuit interconnect and measuring the value of passive component interconnecting the IC's. Each IC...
Torodial traction transmission for all wheel vehicles
An automatic transmissions for an automotive vehicle includes a variator of the traction drive type, the variator including two input discs, two output discs,...
Pulley with controlled surface irregularity for an internal combustion
An accessory drive system for an internal combustion engine includes a multi-ribbed belt and pulley system. Shear generators are machined, formed or molded and...