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Membrane electrode assembly comprising a catalyst migration barrier layer
A membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell is disclosed, which comprises at least one porous ionomer containing layer disposed at the interface between the...
Flexible busbar holder for welded cells
A traction battery assembly is provided including a support member, two battery cells, a busbar, and a segmented busbar holder. The battery cells include...
Method of controlling the stopping and starting of an engine of a motor
A method of controlling the stopping and starting of an engine is disclosed in which, during an engine shut-down period, if a signal indicative of a request for...
Multi-frequency quarter-wave resonator for an internal combustion engine
A variable noise attenuation element is disclosed that comprises a tube, at least one valve seat, at least one valve body and a wire connected to the valve...
Charge air cooling control for boosted engines to actively maintain
targeted intake manifold air temperature
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a charge air cooler fan or charge air cooler coolant pump and an engine cooling fan and/or vehicle grille...
Supercharged internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas turbochargers
arranged in series and method for...
A supercharged internal combustion engine, comprising a high-pressure turbine connected to a channel of a low-pressure turbine and a bypass line, branching from...
Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for addressing cylinder pre-ignition. Each cylinder of an engine may be operated in either a split injection mode or a single...
Fuel control for spark ignited engine having a particulate filter system
A system for filtering and oxidizing particulate matter produced by a gasoline direct injection engine is disclosed. In one embodiment, engine cylinder air-fuel...
Method for reducing engine oil dilution
Various systems and methods are described for reducing engine oil dilution in a boosted engine. One method comprises, when engine oil dilution is higher than a...
Method for improving engine starting
A method for improving exhaust after treatment initial warm up during engine starting is presented. In one example, the method adjusts an engine air flow amount...
Method and system for regenerating a particulate filter
An engine system and method for operating an engine that includes a particulate filter is described. In one example, spark delivery to one or more engine...
Four-cylinder in-line engine with partial shutdown and method for
operating such a four-cylinder in-line engine
An engine method, comprising turning off a second cylinder group in response to engine load falling below a first threshold, the second cylinder group including...
Method and device for controlling an internal combustion engine
A system is disclosed herein for a four-stroke internal combustion engine, the system comprising: at least two cylinders; a fuel direct injection device; a...
Emission control system including an oxidation catalyst and selective
catalytic reduction catalyst
An emission control system is provided. The emission control system includes an oxidation catalyst having a precious metal loading of less than 100 grams...
Extruded metal sub-frame for a vehicle
A sub-frame assembly for supporting a pair of wheels on a vehicle. The base may be an extrusion having a matrix of panels extending in a vertical direction. The...
Method of controlling vehicle torque
In response to a transmission upshift command and a transmission element speed being greater than a threshold, a controller may reduce a rate of engine air...
Methods and systems for engine stopping
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine is stopped to a desired position via slipping a...
Methods and systems for driveline mode transitions
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a method for transitioning between regenerative braking and...
Methods and systems for restarting an engine
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, torque output of a motor is controlled to include a reserve...
Method and system for stopping an engine
A method and a system for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a disconnect clutch is operated in response to an engine stop...
Torsional damping using a torque convertor bypass clutch
A method for controlling a clutch driveably connected to an engine and vehicle wheels includes stopping fuel supply to an engine cylinder, provided a misfire...
Photoluminescent vehicle compartment light
A lighting system for a vehicle is disclosed. The system comprises a photoluminescent portion disposed on an inner surface of a closure of a compartment. A...
Photoluminescent engine compartment lighting
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises at least one photoluminescent portion disposed on at least one...
Photoluminescent engine compartment lighting
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises a photoluminescent portion disposed on an internal surface of a...
Fuel filler spud diffuser
A system for diffusing a fuel flow for a vehicle. The system includes a fuel tank, containing fuel in both liquid and vapor form. A fuel filler spud extends...
Vehicle fog lamp bezel
Vehicle mirror, trim, and door handle
Ignition plug and method for the ignition of a fuel-air mixture by means
of an ignition plug of said type
An adjustable ignition plug, with one or more variable electrodes, and a method to adjust the electrode gap spacing based on various engine operating...
Composite proton conducting electrolyte with improved additives for fuel
Additives can be used to prepare polymer electrolyte for membrane electrode assemblies in polymer electrolyte fuel cells in order to improve both durability and...
Collagen D-spacings in fibril bundles
Methods and systems for diagnosing a bone disease or other condition related to collagen in a subject are provided. These include providing a bone sample from...
Humidity sensor and engine system
Methods and systems are provided for an engine coupled capacitance-based humidity sensor. Degradation of the humidity sensor may be determined based on humidity...
Inclined yoke universal joint
A universal joint of the present disclosure includes a first joint yoke and a second joint yoke. A first joint axis is formed at a first angle with respect to a...
Fastener receptacle and vehicle part
A rivet-nut for a vehicle component includes a tubular barrel and a head attached to the barrel. The barrel includes a sidewall having a threaded section with...
Systems and methods for refueling canister system
Methods and systems are described for depressurizing a fuel tank prior to refueling. In one example, before refueling the fuel tank having a pressure above a...
System and method for optimizing availability of vehicle energy conserving
Vehicles capable of operating in an energy conserving mode may include an interface for conveying inhibitors preventing activation of the energy conserving...
Vacuum generation with a peripheral venturi
Embodiments for generating vacuum at a throttle are presented. In one example, a system comprises a throttle positioned in an intake of an engine, and a...
Methods and system for inferring throttle inlet pressure
Embodiments for controlling boost pressure in a turbocharged engine are provided. In one embodiment, a method for an engine having a throttle comprises, if an...
Battery box for electric cycle
A battery box for an electric cycle includes a battery and a case enclosing the battery. The case includes an air inlet and an air outlet in communication with...
Vehicle console bin utilizing a constant force spring
A console assembly includes an outer frame having a bin aperture defined therein, wherein an arcuate back wall extends from the bin aperture to within the outer...
Photoluminescent power distribution box
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus comprises at least one photoluminescent portion disposed proximate a electrical panel...
Vertically adjustable vehicle seatback
A vehicle seat includes a seat base, a seatback and a vertical guide frame connecting a rear portion of the seat base to a bottom portion of the seatback. The...
Method and apparatus for providing charging state alerts
A computer implemented method includes determining whether a time of day corresponds to a charging window, responsive to a determination that a vehicle is in a...
Hydrocarbon trap assembly with thermoformed hydrocarbon-adsorbing sleeve
A hydrocarbon trap assembly for use in an intake system of a motor vehicle engine includes a first duct having an interior recess adjacent an end thereof, the...
Air cleaner filter assembly for motor vehicles operating in extreme
A filter assembly for a motor-vehicle air cleaner may include a main filter, an auxiliary filter set apart from the main filter, and a filter mount fixed to and...
Vehicle tail lamp