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Method of integrating detailed features into a spray formed rapid tool
A method of integrating detailed features into a spray formed rapid tool includes the steps of making a model of a desired tool and constructing a ceramic...
Returnless fuel delivery system
In one embodiment of the present invention, a "returnless" fuel delivery system for a motor vehicle includes a fuel pressure regulator located in the fuel tank...
Method and system for absolute zero throttle plate position error
A method and system for initial and ongoing calibration of the absolute zero throttle plate reference position used in an electronic throttle control system. The...
Hydraulic lash adjuster with an open ended top plunger surface
A hydraulic lash adjuster mechanism for an internal combustion engine having a body portion with a bore formed in the body portion having a bottom surface. A...
Method for assembling a heat exchanger core
An apparatus assembles a heat exchanger core having first and second side plates. The first and second side plates cooperate with first and second end plates to...
Rotor for an electrical machine
A "claw pole" or Lundell rotor has permanent magnets included therein, each permanent magnet disposed between an adjacent pair of pole fingers. The permanent...
Integrated modular package tray assembly
A modular package tray for an automotive vehicle, comprising: a generally hollow, generally rectangular plastic housing 10 having an interior cavity 12, opposed...
Predeposited transient phase electronic interconnect media
A method of attaching an electronic component to a substrate comprising the steps of depositing a spray metal coating atop a substrate. An electronic component...
Torque converter bypass clutch having a modular spring damper arrangement
A hydrokinetic torque converter includes an impeller cover and bypass clutch located within the impeller housing. The impeller cover has welded to it a clutch...
Fuel vapor management system
A fuel vapor emission control system for an automobile includes a fuel filler pipe, a filler cap, a check valve, a fuel tank, a carbon canister or other vapor...
Method for operating a multicylinder internal combustion engine and
device for carrying out the method
The invention relates to a method for operating a multicylinder internal combustion engine having a device, preferably an asymmetric swirl valve, located in the...
Synchronous hydraulic lash adjuster
A system for minimizing lash in the valve components of an internal combustion engine including a lash adjuster assembly with a body having a closed bore formed...
Method of joining brake assemblies to wheel hubs
Method of mounting a brake rotor to a wheel hub, the mounting establishing a sealed but removable fixed bearing therebetween; it comprises the steps of: (a)...
Dark bronze glass with improved UV and IR absorption and nitrate-free
manufacturing process therefor
The invention is a dark bronze soda-lime-silica glass composition having excellent ultra violet and infra red absorbing ability. The colorants of the glass...
Weld/brazing of light metal alloys
Method of resistance brazing of light metal alloys to form a corrosion resistant structural assembly, comprising: positioning a patch (thickness of about...
Engine speed control with optional cruise control
An apparatus and a method for controlling engine speed in a motor vehicle engine (9) by an engine management system (1) with an engine control output (8,46). The...
Single cavity toroidal traction drive continually variable transmission
An automatic transmission for an automotive vehicle includes a traction drive variator having an input disc, an output disc, and rollers driveably engaged with...
Dual mode continuously variable transmission having multiple torque
An automatic transmission for an automotive vehicle includes a continually variable drive mechanism having one sheave assembly fixed to an input shaft and the...
Fuel tank system
A fuel tank sealing system for a fuel tank filler tube is disclosed in which the fuel system is sealed when the fuel cap is not installed, or improperly...
Scroll compressor having contoured fixed rotation suction control valve
A suction control valve for a scroll compressor has a valve piston with a contoured surface for encouraging aerodynamic flow through the valve. The contoured...
Internal combustion engine with variable camshaft timing and variable
duration exhaust event
A reciprocating four-stroke internal combustion engine includes a variable exhaust valve operating system for changing the duration of an exhaust valve opening...
Method and apparatus for positioning sensors against a non-planar surface
Typically, paint film thickness is measured at a plurality of locations on a vehicle body by a hand-held sensor which is positioned by an operator at a position...
Conductive modification of paintable mold-in color capable,
thermoplastic olefin formulation
A electrical conductivity modified thermoplastic olefin (TPO) polymer blend with improved electrostatic painting efficiency, the blend comprising a substantially...
Method of depositing a thermally sprayed coating that is graded between
being machinable and being wear resistant
A method of thermally spraying a coating onto the interior of a cylindrical surface which coating is graded between enhanced optimal machinability and enhanced...
Method of staggering reversal of thermal spray inside a cylinder bore
A method of staggering reversal of thermal spray inside a cylinder bore of an internal combustion engine. The method includes the steps of thermally spraying a...
Equalizing mechanism for robotically carried spot weld guns
A spot welding apparatus having a welding gun with movable and fixed electrodes carried on an articulating wrist, the apparatus comprising: a) a robotically...
Fluxing media for non-VOC, no-clean soldering
A flux formulation without a surfactant is used in the assembly of electronic circuit boards as a no-clean formulation. The formulation includes a flux solution...
Energy efficient remote control protocol with improved reliability
An energy efficient remote control protocol uses a start bit which has a variable length which corresponds to the parity of the transmitted symbol, a guard time...
Method for improving spark ignited internal combustion engine
acceleration and idling in the presence of poor...
A method for accelerating the rotational speed of a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders each having a spark plug wherein...
Accessory drive belt tensioner for automotive engine
A belt drive arrangement has a drive belt 14 which passes around and transfers rotation between a plurality of ratable members (pulleys) 16, 26, 20, 22, 24. The...
Reducing torque converter clutch activity in an automatic transmission
for a motor vehicle
A method for determining whether the torque converter bypass clutch of an automotive transmission should be relocked or a relock should be prevented includes...
Evaporative emission canister for an automotive vehicle
An evaporative emissions canister includes a housing containing a hydrocarbon adsorbing material, such as carbon. The canister may be configured to such that a...
Internal combustion engine with variable camshaft timing, charge motion
control valve, and variable air/fuel ratio
A reciprocating internal combustion engine has at least one camshaft for actuating intake and exhaust valves and a camshaft drive for rotating the camshaft and...
Variable exhaust system for V-engines II
An exhaust system is provided for a motor vehicle having a V-type internal combustion engine forming two banks of cylinders. The exhaust system includes first...
Method and system for estimating a midbed temperature of a catalytic
A method and system for estimating the midbed temperature of a catalytic converter in an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine. A rate of change in the...
Device for cooling a motor in a climate control system
A conduit for providing air flow from an air conditioning housing to a motor for driving a climate control system air blower is disclosed. The blower is located...
Process for manufacturing paroxetine solid dispersions
Solid dispersions of poorly soluble drugs are disclosed which are prepared using a solvent or fusion process. Such dispersions are manufactured with the free...
Four-wheel drive transfer case controller with torque decrement strategy
A method of controlling the amount of power delivered to the front driveshaft and to the rear driveshaft of a motor vehicle including the steps of generating a...
Automotive tail lamp with large rake angle
A tail lamp for use on an automotive vehicle with a large rake angle has a lens, a reflector, a source of light and a means for attachment of the tail light to...
Rear suspension for a motor vehicle
A rear suspension has a hub carrier (12) to which a wheel of a vehicle may be rotatably mounted, and a suspension arm (16) pivotally interconnecting the hub...
Automotive spare tire storage system
A spare tire storage system for an automotive vehicle includes a swing arm having a first end rotatably attached to a first portion of a vehicle undercarriage...
A heat exchanger includes a side support which has a thermal stress relieving zone in the form of a gap which completely separates one end of the support from...
Air/fuel ratio control system
An air/fuel control system (8) and method for an engine (28) having two engine banks coupled to a single catalytic converter (50) uses first and second exhaust...
System and method for monitoring a catalytic converter
A system and method for monitoring catalytic converter efficiency monitor the switch ratio of upstream and downstream exhaust gas oxygen sensors based on an...
Adaptable analog signal conversion
This invention relates to a microcomputer used to bias an analog signal conversion circuit. The microcomputer is programmed to select between one of two possible...
Method for heating films for thermoforming
A method of heating a film prior to thermoforming by the following steps. A thermoplastic flexible film having a painted surface and a thermoplastic backing...
Closed-loop adaptive fuzzy logic hydraulic pressure control for an
automatic transmission having synchronous...
A self-organizing fuzzy logic controller develops an adaptive pressure adder that modifies the magnitude of pressure supplied to a friction element of an...
Centrifugal fan assembly for an automotive vehicle
A centrifugal blower assembly is disclosed. The blower assembly includes a centrifugal fan driven by an electric motor and a stationary device which imparts a...
Quick connector with variable length compensation
In a quick-fitting pipe union for sealingly connecting two pipes (1 and 4) comprising an annular cage (8) fitted on the outer side of the one pipe (4) and fitted...
Vapor recovery control system for direct injection spark ignition engines
A vapor recovery control system for a direct injection spark ignition engine is used to purge vapors in both a homogeneous air/fuel and stratified air/fuel mode....