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Internal combustion engine with variable camshaft timing and intake
A reciprocating internal combustion engine has a pilot mask situated about the intake valve seat and extending into the engine cylinder and a variable camshaft...
Tungsten-modified platinum NOx traps for automotive emission reduction
The invention is a method of treating exhaust gases generated by an internal combustion engine using a NOx trap in the exhaust gas system. The method comprises...
Battery heating system
A battery heating system for the batteries of an electrical vehicle includes a plurality of electrical heaters. The electrical heaters are apportioned into a...
In-line microwave heating of adhesives
A method of dispensing the material that is heated by microwave energy immediately before the material is dispensed. The method comprises a series of steps...
Surface treated additive for portland cement concrete
The invention is directed at an additive for incorporation into a cementitious compound comprising Portland cement and water prior to the setting of the...
Polynomial windowing algorithm for impact responsive activation
Polynomial functions of acceleration and time are used to develop an air bag activation decision. The polynomial functions include windowing constraints, a spike...
Method of improving response time in a vehicle active tilt control system
A method is provided for improving response time in a vehicle active tilt control system having front and rear stabilizer bars adjustable by front and rear...
Method for enhancing vehicle stability
A method of enhancing vehicle stability and response in a vehicle having an active roll control system with front and rear suspensions each including an...
Bearing retention for a rotating machine
A rotating machine comprises a housing defining a generally cylindrical bearing pocket and defining an interior and exterior. The machine also includes a bearing...
A vehicle tailgate assembly having a transverse beam placed between the inner and outer surfaces of a tailgate. The transverse beam transfers a load placed on...
Torque converter bypass clutch damper having single piece spring retainer
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...
Sprayforming bulk deposits of allotropic metal
Method of sprayforming bulk metal deposits that replicate a master pattern: (i) casting and solidifying ceramic about a master pattern to form a spraying...
Method for controlling engine idle speed
A method for controlling the idle speed of an internal combustion engine includes an adjustment responsive to a steering wheel angle sensor or a steering wheel...
Idle air bypass valve silencer
A silencer for an idle air bypass valve in an internal combustion engine includes a grid disposed between the outlet of the idle air bypass valve and the intake...
Mode control system for direct injection spark ignition engines
A mode control system for a direct injection spark ignition engine is controlled to operate in either homogeneous air/fuel modes or stratified air/fuel modes....
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...
Giant magnetoresistors with high sensitivity and reduced hysteresis and
A giant magnetoresistive assembly includes a first film fabricated of a ferromagnetic material having a first predetermined thickness, a second film fabricated...
Activation control for an automotive electronic module
A detector and battery switch control energy flow from a battery in a vehicle to an electronic module. The vehicle ignition switch controls battery energy flow...
CO.sub.2 cleaning system and method
An apparatus is provided for cleaning a workpiece with solid CO.sub.2 particles. A flow channel member includes a flow channel therein having an exhaust nozzle...
Solenoid valve for heating systems
A solenoid valve for use in heating systems in motor vehicles is disclosed. The solenoid valve includes a housing having a core which is axially movable in the...
Computer controlled separator device
computer controlled separator device is disclosed. The computer control system monitors the operation of the separator device and makes any adjustments necessary...
Method for detecting oxygen partial pressure using a
The invention is a sensing method and an oxygen sensor for detecting a change of oxygen partial pressure in an ambient atmosphere through a change of a...
All wheel drive continuously 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...
Child seat anchorage
A motor vehicle passenger seat includes a seat, a seat-back in contacting relationship with the seat, and a pair of laterally spaced anchorage members for...
Head impact protection for an automobile seat belt anchor fastener
A fastener bolt for an automobile seat belt anchor is provided with an annular energy-absorbing cushion on the front surface of the bolt head. In a crash...
A bushing apparatus improves the axial load capability of attachments of suspension members to structural members of a motor vehicle. The bushing includes an...
Direct injection spark ignition engine having deceleration fuel shutoff
A method of controlling fuel supply during a deceleration fuel shutoff mode includes determining the amount of oxygen stored in the catalyst or the temperature...
Direct injection spark ignition engine
A stratified charge is formed in a direct injection engine by injecting fuel at a predetermined velocity, a predetermined droplet size, and forming the injected...
Method and system for designing vehicle door seals based on predicted
sound transmission characteristics
A method and system for designing a door seal system is based upon a predicted contribution of the door seal system to sound pressure levels (SPLs) within a...
Magnetic field sensor for a keyless access system for motor vehicles
A magnetic field sensor for a keyless access system, particularly for motor vehicles, wherein the direction of incidence of electromagnetic radiation emitted by...
Sulfur tolerant NO.sub.x traps highly loaded with sodium or potassium
The invention is a nitrogen oxide trap comprising a porous support; and catalysts comprising platinum and either sodium, potassium, or their mixture loaded on...
Method for producing a mandrel for use in hot isostatic pressed powder
metallurgy rapid tool making
A method for producing a composite mandrel (20) for use in creating a precise set of surface features inside a hot isostatic pressed (HIP) billet for producing a...
Coated glass article
A method of producing mirrors comprising depositing onto a ribbon of hot glass during the production process a coating comprising at least one pyrolytic...
Plasma arc spot welding of car body steels containing vaporizable
Method of one side spot welding of a metallic auto body construction containing vaporizable coatings or ingredients, the construction having overlapping metal...
Plasma transferred wire arc thermal spray apparatus and method
A plasma transferred wire arc thermal spray apparatus and method producing an extended-arc and supersonic plasma jet stream for applying a dense metallic coating...
Water-based paint including glass particulate
The invention is directed to a water-based paint composition comprising sodium silicate, water, water-soluble base, metal oxide pigment, soda-lime-silica glass...
Three-dimensional molded circuit board having interlocking connections
A circuit board assembly is disclosed comprising a pair of three-dimensional substrates having integral, metallized connectors. The connector of the first...
Vehicle airbag deactivation switch with interchangeable cylinders
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...
Retaining ring in a hydraulically actuated friction element assembly for
an automatic transmission
In a hydraulically actuated friction clutch or brake for an automatic transmission, contact between a pressure plate and retaining ring, each drivably engaged...
Method and system for predicting air discharge temperature in a control
system which controls an automotive...
Method and system for predicting air discharge temperature in a control system which controls an automotive HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning)...
Heat exchanger and method of making the same
A method for forming a heat exchanger is disclosed. The method includes the steps of forming a plurality of generally planar plate members from a sheet of...
All wheel drive continuously 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 input shaft and the...
Fail-safe fin mill machine wrap-up detector
A fin mill machine for forming electrically conductive strip stock into corrugated fin material includes a form roller for forming corrugations in the strip...
Thermal management system for catalytic converters
A thermal management system for catalytic converters of an automotive internal combustion engine includes exhaust pipes from one bank of cylinders crossing over...
Optimized solder joints and lifter pads for improving the solder joint
life of surface mount chips
There is disclosed herein a surface mount printed circuit board having a substrate, at least one surface mount device, at least two mounting pads per device,...
Vehicle window glass antenna arrangement
An FM signal antenna for window glass mounting in a motor vehicle includes an elongated conductor formed as a ladder to form a series of openings along its...
Digital oscillator using lookup table with multiple cycles
A digital waveform oscillator generates digitized waveforms without distortion using a lookup table. The frequencies which may be generated using direct lookup...
An anti-reflective glass article including a glass substrate, a first coating of a metal oxide and a second coating of a metal oxide. The first coating of metal...
Electrical contact with multiple points of contact
An electrical contact includes a lead-in barrel section enclosing a pin receiving cavity having a generally longitudinally uniform cross section extending a...
Light guide apparatus
A light guide apparatus for use on a motor vehicle instrument panel is disclosed. In order to bring as much light as possible into a dial pointer 20, the panel...