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Wakeup generator for use with a multi-position resistor ladder switch
A wakeup generator for generating an interrupt pulse to a microcontroller (10) of an electronics module in response to a switch position change of a ...
Compact moisture sensor with efficient high obliquity optics
A compact moisture sensor for mounting on the inner surface of a windshield to detect moisture, such as rain, on the outer surface of the windshield and control...
Friction welding non-metallics to metallics
An automotive body glass product, comprising: (a) a laminated glass having its perimeter painted to obscure the presence of applied adhesives; (b) conductive...
Coated glass article having a solar control coating
A glass article used for producing a coated, solar control glass for architectural windows. The coated article includes a glass substrate, a coating of a...
Tube alignment and delivery apparatus
An apparatus for alignment and delivery of tubing for use in manufacture and assembly of heat exchangers used for controlling temperature conditions. The...
System for controlling lighting in an illuminating indicating device
A system for providing one-step dimming of indicator lights in an illuminating indicating device while allowing adjustable control of the general illumination of...
Poly(neopentyl polyol) ester based coolants and improved additive package
A synthetic lubricant composition is a blend of a polyol ester blend admixed with effective amounts of an antioxidant, yellow metal pacifier and rust inhibitors....
Dual function adjustable bumper for automotive vehicle sliding door
A door bumper assembly for an automotive vehicle sliding door has an adjustable bumper head with a door face for mating with a door inner surface when the door...
Idle speed control for DISI 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 and system for generating an inferred EGO signal in an
asymmetrical Y-pipe exhaust system
A method and system for generating an inferred EGO sensor signal for use in monitoring operation of a catalytic convertor in an asymmetrical Y-pipe vehicle...
Method and apparatus for maintaining catalyst efficiency of a NO.sub.x
An engine control computer estimates the cumulative NO.sub.x storage in a NO.sub.x trap based on engine operating conditions and enters a NO.sub.x purge mode of...
Aluminum components coated with zinc-antimony alloy for manufacturing
assemblies by CAB brazing
The present invention is an aluminum assembly comprising at least two components brazed to each other. The assembly comprises: at least a first aluminum based...
System for identifying castings and for tracking casting process
A method and system for identifying casting includes writers for applying unique identification indicia to the inside and outside of a molding core package. The...
Data movement apparatus and method
A data movement apparatus (10) and method therefor include a register file (14) for storing data in a plurality of addressable locations. A register decoder (18)...
Segmented cross groove plunging constant velocity joint
A constant velocity joint race includes a shaft and a plurality of track segments having a ball race surface formed thereon. Each of the segments is arranged...
Fluid conduit connecting apparatus
A fluid conduit connecting apparatus allows various final assembly orientations of the fluid supply line (52) to a pump housing (16). The fluid conduit...
Return spring for a clutch or brake of an automatic transmission
First and second sets of friction discs for a clutch or brake of an automatic transmission are arranged alternately on a member, on which one of the sets is...
Method and system for controlling air/fuel ratio of an internal
combustion engine during cold start
A method and system for controlling air/fuel ratio of an internal combustion engine during cold start operation utilizes control logic to determine a base fuel...
Audio level dynamic range compression
An audio level dynamic range compression circuit 1 comprises a variable gain amplifier 6, an audio signal level averaging stage 8, an analog-to-digital converter...
Method for generating a lookup table for a digital oscillator
A digital waveform oscillator generates digitized waveforms without distortion using a lookup table. The frequencies which may be generated using direct lookup...
Rotating electrical machine with permanent magnet inserts
In one embodiment of the present invention, a rotor for an electrical machine comprises a first pole piece and a second pole piece together defining an axis of...
Laser illuminated lighting system utilizing a diffractive optical element
A lamp assembly for an automotive vehicle includes a remote laser light source coupled with a light transmitting fiber optic light guide which illuminates a...
High pressure natural gas enters the regulator at the inlet port and is directed through a filter to a passage in the valve body and into the inner chamber of...
Hydraulic temperature compensated cooler bypass control for an automatic
A cooler bypass valve, located in a hydraulic circuit between the discharge side of a torque converter and lubrication circuit, includes a valve spool urged by...
Hollow steering gear rack with integral air grooves
A steering gear rack (14) for a steering system (12) of a vehicle (10) is positioned in a housing (52) with its end portions (24, 26) protruding from the housing...
Method for making a heat exchanger tube
A method for making a heat exchanger tube having an elongated, generally rectangular member including a planar base, a top, and pair of arcuate opposed side...
Vehicular emergency message system with call restriction defeating
A vehicle user can request emergency or roadside assistance from a response center by activating a button in the vehicle. The global positioning system is used...
Multiple-speed axle mechanism
In a powertrain including a multiple-speed axle assembly housed in an axle case, the mullet-speed axle includes an input shaft, an output shaft and a gearset...
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 supported on an input shaft and...
Unitary axle seal for a motor vehicle
A unitary axle seal (52) for use in an axle assembly of a motor vehicle to reduce the flow of contaminants from an exterior source (92) to an interior region...
Automotive vehicle dual media assembly mounting bracket
A media componentry assembly for mounting in a compartment formed in an automotive vehicle instrument panel includes, a chassis adapted to be mountably received...
Modular sand mold system for metal treatment and casting
A portable sand mold metal treating system having sand cope and sand drag portions, the treating system being attachable to a sand mold metal casting system. The...
Hydraulic pump apparatus
A hydraulic apparatus as used for providing fluid to a steering gear of an automotive vehicle includes a housing (10) having a valve bore (14) housing a relief...
Pressure and temperature control for fuel delivery systems
A control system for a fuel delivery system regulates fuel pressure on the filtered side of a fuel filter and relieves excessive primary pump flow from the...
Wire routing design for a rotor of an electrical machine
A rotor for an electrical machine according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises a shaft defining an axis of rotation of the rotor, and first and...
Slip ring design for a rotor of an electrical machine
A rotor for an electrical machine according to one embodiment of the present invention includes first and second individual slip rings mounted on a rotor shaft....
Method and apparatus for providing planar and non-planar compliant
electrical connections between adjacent circuits
A method and apparatus is provided for electrically interconnecting a circuit pattern with an adjacent circuit on a substrate. The circuit pattern is positioned...
System and method for memory reset of a vehicle controller
A system and method for resetting a portion of memory in a vehicle controller include repeatedly comparing data stored in at least one validation address with...
Antenna system for a motor vehicle
A concealed antenna system (16) for a motor vehicle (10) including a first antenna element (18) mounted on a first window (20), or panel, of the vehicle and at...
Method for adhering a metallization to a substrate
There is disclosed herein a method for adhering metallizations to a substrate, comprising the steps of: (1) providing a substrate having a first surface; (2)...
Apparatus and method for measuring the mass flow of pneumatically
An apparatus (10) is disclosed for measuring the mass flow of pneumatically conveyed particles along a transport tube 14. The apparatus includes a fluidized bed...
Variable temperature control system for vehicles
A rotary temperature control system for use in controlling the temperature of a blended air stream supplied to a vehicle passenger compartment includes a...
Diesel fuel recirculating manifold
A diesel fuel recirculating manifold for a fuel delivery system selectively provides warm return fuel to unclog (de-wax or de-ice) the components of the fuel...
Transmission for motor vehicles
A transmission for a motor vehicle, including an input shaft a countershaft parallel the input shaft, an output shaft arranged coaxial with the input shaft and a...
Integrated manifold, muffler, and catalyst device
An integrated manifold, muffler, and catalyst device for an engine uses perforated ducts surrounded by a resonator volume. Exhaust flow is routed from the...
Method of making refrigerant tubes for heat exchangers
A method for forming a heat exchanger tube is disclosed. The method includes the steps of forming a pair of identical, asymmetric upper and lower members which...
Half-message based multiplex communication interface circuit which uses
a main microcontroller to detect a...
A method and circuit for receiving frame messages connected to one or more nodes, each controlled by a microcontroller, along a common transmission line of a...
Terminal connector capable of attachment to a metallic surface
There is disclosed herein a terminal connector 20 attachable to a metallic mating surface 52 on a workpiece 50 by friction joining. One embodiment of the...
Method and system for estimating fuel vapor pressure
A method for estimating fuel vapor pressure includes determining (102) an amount of fuel present in a fuel tank, pumping (104) a vapor mixture from the fuel tank...
Diesel vehicle primary fuel pump driven by return fuel energy
A fuel system for an automotive vehicle equipped with a diesel engine includes a fuel tank, a fuel injection pump, a fuel supply passage for conducting fuel from...