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Monitor system and method for stored battery
A monitor system for an inventoried battery includes at least one battery pack; at least one embedded monitor subsystem interfacing with the battery pack, the...
Magnetic sensor packaging for transmissions
Designs to package a magneto-elastic torque sensor in an automotive transmission for volume production applications are provided. One transmission includes an...
A transmission gearing arrangement has four simple planetary gear sets and five or six shift elements. A ring gear is fixedly held against rotation. A sun gear...
Internal combustion engine with compensation weight arranged on the
crankshaft and serving as an imbalance, and...
The invention concerns an internal combustion engine and a method of producing the engine in which the engine has at least one cylinder and with a crank drive...
Method for manufacturing engine cover having a retainer to secure an
A cover has an aperture through which an accessory gains access to the interior side of the cover and a cavity. The accessory may be any kind of sensor or...
Engine fuel pump and method for operation thereof
A method of pressuring fuel for a direct injection fuel system via a fuel pump in an engine is provided. The method includes, during a first mode, adjusting a...
Vehicle refueling detection method utilizing hydrocarbon sensor
Embodiments for detecting fuel events are presented. In an embodiment, a method comprises performing an action responsive to a fuel event indicated based on...
Controlling the closing force of a canister purge valve prior to executing
A method for a vehicle having a fuel vapor canister coupled between a fuel tank and an engine intake manifold via an electronically controlled purge valve,...
Systems and methods for stopping and starting an engine with dedicated EGR
Methods and systems are provided for operating an engine including a DEGR system during start-stop and DFSO conditions. In one example, the DEGR cylinder may be...
Method and system for knock control
Methods and systems are provided for improving engine knock tolerance, in particular when rapidly ramping in LP-EGR from low levels of EGR. Until a desired...
Method and system of cleaning a control valve
A method and system of cleaning a turbocharger bypass control valve, the control valve being operable to vary the position of a bypass valve and thereby vary...
Method and system for binary flow turbine control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the opening of a scroll valve of a binary flow turbine. Scroll valve adjustments are used at different engine...
Method for maximizing microhybrid auto start-stop availability
A method for maximizing the availability of start-stop operations within a microhybrid vehicle includes determining the electric current drawn by a set of...
Charge air cooler condensate purging cycle
Methods and systems are provided for purging condensate from a charge air cooler to an engine intake. During an engine deceleration event, the vehicle is...
System and method for cooling engine pistons
An engine cooling system and method for operating the engine cooling system is disclosed. In one example, engine oil is sprayed on to a piston via piston...
Oil-cooled cylinder block with water-cooled bridge
Systems are provided to providing water to the bore bridges of a cylinder block that contains an oil cooling system. An oil-cooled cylinder block may be...
Folding pedal mount
An apparatus includes a mount supporting a pedal and rotatably engaging a crank arm, a resilient member fixed to the mount, and a bracket fixed to the resilient...
Laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle
A laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle includes a vehicle body and at least three wheels. The first and second wheels are assigned...
Control of a vehicle to automatically exit a parking space
An automatic park-out system is provided for a vehicle to assist in automatically exiting a parking space. The vehicle is equipped with various sensors...
Method and apparatus for starting an engine of a modular hybrid
transmission based upon demanded torque
A control system including a method and apparatus for operating a hybrid vehicle. A disconnect clutch selectively separates an electric machine from a...
Adjustable brake pedal system
A brake pedal assembly for a brake-by-wire system or vehicle having a traction battery. The brake pedal assembly has both a pedal feel simulator and an...
Hinge for a vehicle hood
A hinge for a hood of a vehicle includes a first bracket; a member rotatably coupled to the first bracket, and a second bracket rotatably coupled to the member....
Driver airbag module having multiple deployment paths
An exemplary driver airbag module may include an inflatable cushion having a chamber that inflates up to a maximum volume. The airbag module may also have a...
Adjustable front fascia for vehicles
An adjustable front fascia for vehicles includes a second vehicle structure that is fixed to a first vehicle structure at a location that is predefined relative...
Method and system for monitoring placement of a target on a trailer
A vehicle trailer backup assist system and method includes a hitch angle detection apparatus and a target monitor controller. The target monitor controller...
Article storage assembly and vehicle storage console including the same
An article storage assembly of a vehicle includes a storage pocket with an illumination colorant, and an attachment unit for detachably connecting the storage...
Flex and fold vehicle seating assembly
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback and a rear bracket pivotally supporting the seatback and slidably engaging a track assembly. A seat has a...
Vehicle wheel assembly external illumination lamp
A vehicle tire pressure indicator and tire illumination assembly is provided. The assembly includes a light source located on the body of a vehicle near the...
In-mold decorative applique with textured surface
A plastic-molded automotive interior trim component has a curvilinear finished surface with a relatively flat portion and a relatively curved portion. A...
Vehicle front bumper cover
Deformable busbar assembly and bus bar installation method
A bus bar assembly includes a deformable bus bar including a bus bar positive terminal flange, a bus bar negative terminal flange spaced-apart from the bus bar...
Traction battery thermal management system
A modular thermal management system for a battery in an electric vehicle is provided. The thermal management system includes a battery module having a plurality...
Batteries prepared by spinning
A method of forming a lithium-ion battery by spinning and a battery formed thereby are disclosed. The spinning may include electrospinning A first anode layer...
Method and apparatus for estimating replacement of vehicle engine oil
A method generates a useful life indication of a lubricating fluid in an engine. Initially, a quantity of use of an engine and a time of use of the engine are...
Testing methods and pass/fail criteria for electric joints
In one embodiment, a method of evaluating a battery module includes: applying a tension load to a test coupon, the test coupon including a segment of a battery...
Air trap variable manifold runners
A system and method for controlling the flow of air to an intake port of an engine is described that includes a flexible intake manifold runner comprised of...
System and methods for canister purging with low manifold vacuum
A method for purging fuel vapors, comprising: purging fuel tank vapors directly from a fuel tank to an engine intake, bypassing a canister, via a venturi, while...
Boost air management for improved engine performance
Methods and systems are provided for reducing turbo lag in a boosted engine. A boost reservoir coupled to the engine may be charged with compressed intake air...
Devices and methods for exhaust gas recirculation operation of an engine
An engine is provided that includes an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) conduit in fluidic communication with a first exhaust valve in a cylinder and an intake...
System and method for controlling an engine that includes low pressure EGR
Methods and systems for operating an engine that includes a low pressure EGR passage and a selective reduction catalyst are disclosed. In one example, an...
Methods and systems for surge control
Methods and systems are provided for recirculating compressed air across a compressor through a high flow and a low flow compressor recirculation path. Flow...
Vapor purging octane separation system
A method for controlling an engine supplied with multiple fuels in which the vapor purge flow into the engine from multiple vapor storage devices each coupled...
System and method for monitoring an engine and limiting cylinder air
Methods and systems for monitoring an internal combustion engine are disclosed. In one example, output of a temperature sensor is converted into a fuel pressure...
Electric propulsion control system
A bicycle includes at least one pedal and a flywheel. The flywheel rotates in accordance with movement of the pedal. A motor is configured to rotate a wheel. A...
Anti-theft device for tailgates
A tailgate assembly of a truck includes an anchor on the truck and a cable attachable between the tailgate and the anchor. A clip of the cable defines an...
Pickup box with reinforced tie-down locations
One of more cross members of a pickup bed structure include a hole in a flange in a location that is advantageous for installation of aftermarket accessories....
Fender for a vehicle including a body portion and a flexible seal portion
A fender for a vehicle includes a body portion and a seal portion. The body portion presents an outer surface and an inner surface facing opposite the outer...