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Protective method of support for an electromagnetic apparatus
A method of assembling an electromagnetic device having a plurality of magnetic cores with substantially planar bases, by placing the magnetic cores upon a...
Silicon micromachine with sacrificial pedestal
A protective coating is utilized to protect the silicon during a wet chemical etch step in the process of making a micromachine, thereby preventing the formation...
Method for aligning a vehicle suspension
A method for aligning a suspension of vehicle permits rapid alignment of the suspension. The method eliminates the need to adjust camber by incorporating into a...
Stratified exhaust residual engine
A variable valve controlled engine causes the inducted exhaust residual to flow from the exhaust port(s) into specific regions of the combustion chamber and...
Fuel tank pressure sensor assembly with integral rollover protection
A fuel tank pressure sensor assembly includes a pressure sensing element portion and a rollover valve portion. An area of reduced section between the sensor...
Laser-solderable electronic component
There is disclosed herein an electronic component 10 having an integral heat spreader 16 specially designed to assist in laser soldering of the heat spreader to...
Article having a removable protective film
A method for identifying and protecting activated surface portions of a plastic substrate is provided. The method includes the steps of providing a plastic...
Cable operated releasable brake pedal assembly
A brake pedal assembly includes a two-piece pedal having an upper arm 44 and a lower arm 46 pivotably mounted with respect to each other and drivingly engaging a...
Method and system for calculating engine speed and acceleration
A method and system for calculating engine speed of a reciprocating internal combustion engine is based upon both the number of engine cylinder events which are...
Dual mode operation continuously variable transmission having creeper
low and reverse gears
An automatic transmission for an automotive vehicle includes a continually variable drive mechanism having one sheave assembly fixed to an intermediate shaft and...
vehicle airbag deactivation with key operated switch
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...
Method and system for determining and controlling A/F ratio during cold
start engine operation
A method and system for determining and controlling air/fuel ratio during engine cold start operation relies on applying a monotonically decreasing fuel pulse...
Stratified charge engine
An intake system for an internal combustion engine is described having an intake port 120 divided by a twisted partition wall 123 into two helical channels 121,...
Three-dimensional multi-layer molded electronic device and method for
A three-dimensional multi-layer molded electronic device and method for manufacturing same, wherein the device comprises at least two molded, three-dimensional...
Adjustable accelerator pedal apparatus
An adjustable accelerator pedal apparatus allows the adjustment of a first end of a pedal lever (18) to accommodate operators having varying anatomical...
Process for casting light metals
A process for casting light metals. The process includes preheating ingots of the light metal in a protective atmosphere before being introduced into a melting...
Air filter assembly for automotive fuel vapor recovery system
In a vehicle with an internal combustion engine and a fuel vapor recovery system including a carbon canister connected to the fuel tank for collecting fuel...
Safety glass interlayer formed of a vinyl chloride copolymer
A process for polymerizing vinyl chloride alone or a mixture of vinyl chloride and other vinyl monomer(s) with hydroxy containing monomer(s), and the copolymer...
Cobalt-tin alloy coating on aluminum by chemical conversion
A swash plate type compressor having a cylinder block with cylinder bores disposed parallel to the axis of the cylinder block. A rotary shaft rotatably mounted...
Glass production method using wuestite
A process and glass batch composition are provided for producing a soda-lime-silica glass containing oxides of iron. The process includes admixing, heating and...
Closed-loop adaptive fuzzy logic hydraulic pressure control for an
A self-organizing fuzzy logic controller develops an adaptive pressure adder that modifies the magnitude of pressure supplied to a friction element of an...
Temperature control system for emission device coupled to direct
A direct injection spark ignition engine is disclosed in which fuel is injected during a compression stroke of each combustion chamber for stratified mode...
Countershaft automatic gearbox, in particular an automatic gearbox for
In an automatically shiftable countershaft transmission, particularly for motor vehicles, the shift travels between the engagement points are established and the...
Twist-beam rear axle for motor vehicles
A twist-beam rear axle for motor vehicles includes a flexurally stiff but torsionally compliant cross strut (2) which is combined with flexurally and torsionally...
Method for dispensing solder paste on a non-planar substrate using an
array of ultrasonically agitated pins
A method is provided for applying a fluid to a plurality of locations on a non-planar substrate. The apparatus used includes a movable base and an array of pins...
Method of making a three-dimensional part with buried conductors
A gas assisted injection molded part includes internal cavities extending between two surfaces of the part. The cavities are plated for electrical conductivity...
Flywheel for internal combustion engines
In a flywheel (1) for an internal combustion engine which is provided on a side face with bore holes (4, 6) with bridges (7) between them and a sensor located...
Method for the simultaneous curing of thermosetting resins
In resin transfer molding, each mold cavity is charged initially with a hot curing resin system, then while the first resin is still uncured, successively...
Method for dielectrically heating an adhesive
A method of heating an adhesive including the steps of placing a dielectrically heatable adhesive between first and second members. A high frequency electric...
Method of sculpturing a laminated vacuum form glass mold
A method sculpturing from sheet material a vacuum formed glass mold. The sheet material is cut into a plurality of sections that are combined into laminated...
Automotive vehicle sliding door interlock mechanism
An interlock mechanism, for an automotive vehicle having a fuel filler door and a sliding door on a same side of the vehicle body, has a sensor mounted proximate...
Automotive vehicle steering column lock mechanism
An automotive vehicle steering column lock assembly is disclosed for use with a steering wheel connected to a steering column passing through a steering column...
Accumulator for an air conditioning system
There is disclosed herein an accumulator for an air conditioning system. The accumulator includes a sump for collecting oil to be provided to the air...
Method of controlling electric motor torque in an electric vehicle
A method of controlling electric motor torque in an electric vehicle for improved vehicle performance and energy conservation includes receiving a throttle...
Automotive vehicle modular glovebox assembly
A modular glovebox assembly for an automotive vehicle having an instrument panel mounted therein is constructed so as to provide a mating reference between a...
Variable assist power steering using vehicle speed and steering pressure
A variable assist power steering system (10) uses both vehicle speed and steering valve inlet pressure to vary the steering assist provided. A system controller...
System and method for forming geometric features using global
An improved Direct Surface Manipulation (DSM) method is disclosed which incorporates a global surface reparametrization scheme for the purposes of extending the...
Fuel delivery control based on estimated fuel temperature
In one embodiment of the present invention, a method for estimating temperature of fuel in a fuel delivery system of a motor vehicle engine includes the step of...
Spray nozzle for fluid deposition
A fluid spray nozzle that mixes a pressurized gaseous propellant and paint composition prior to being applied to a workpiece. The nozzle includes an upstream...
Axial fan sandwich cooling module incorporating airflow by-pass features
A cooling module for an automotive vehicle is disclosed. The module includes a pair of bypass doors for directing a flow of air around either of the condenser or...
Adjustable clutch pedal system
An adjustable clutch pedal apparatus allows the adjustment of a first end of a pedal lever (18) to accommodate operators having varying anatomical ...
Method and system for estimating temperature of a heated exhaust gas
oxygen sensor in an exhaust system having...
A method for estimating a temperature of a tip of an exhaust gas oxygen (EGO) sensor used with a heater in an electronic engine control for an engine having an...
Assist method for fitting close tolerance valves into bores
A method and apparatus for assembling a part, such as a spool valve into a bore of a body, such as a transmission valve body. A gripper tool attached to a...
Method of making a manifold for an automotive heat exchanger
There is disclosed herein a method for forming a manifold for a heat exchanger. The method includes the steps of the forming a generally planar sheet of material...
Isolated gate driver for power switching device and method for carrying
An isolated gate driver device for a power switching device having a plurality of transistors includes a primary circuit having a voltage source of a first...
Capacitive acceleration sensor
An accelerometer includes an axis about which opposing sides having different mass and different capacitor plates sizes move in response to acceleration. The...
Method and apparatus for modelling a tire for use with a vehicle
A method for developing a tire model for use with an effective road profile in testing an automotive vehicle on a spindle-coupled road simulator defines a flat...
Method of depositing a dielectric onto electrically conductive elements
A method of depositing a dielectric coating, comprising the steps of forming an unroughened or roughened, as-cast or wrought substrate surface to receive the...
Electrical connector for rigid circuit boards
There is disclosed herein an electrically conductive coupling for connecting an electrical element to a conductive circuit trace on a printed circuit board,...
Catalyst monitor using arc length ratio of pre- and post-catalyst sensor
A method and system for monitoring the efficiency of a catalytic converter include determining a ratio of signal arc lengths from an upstream exhaust gas sensor...