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Liquid-cooled internal combustion engine with liquid-cooled cylinder head
and with liquid-cooled cylinder block
One approach to provide engine cooling for an internal combustion engine includes pumping coolant from a pump output, in parallel, directly to a block and a...
Systems and methods for an exhaust gas treatment system
Various systems and methods are provided for an exhaust gas treatment system. In one example, a system includes an exhaust gas treatment device and a wire...
System and method for reducing friction in engines
A vehicle system comprises an internal combustion engine including a PCV system fluidly coupled to a gaseous fuel source via a flow control valve. The gaseous...
Internal combustion engine having an oil circuit and method for operating
such an internal combustion engine
A method for operating an engine is provided. The method comprises adjusting an oil pressure in an oil circuit, the oil circuit including a pump in fluidic...
Engine torque imbalance compensation in hybrid vehicle
A system and method for controlling a fraction motor in a hybrid vehicle includes varying a traction motor torque in response to an engine cylinder misfire. The...
Dynamic allocation of drive torque
Methods and systems are provided for dynamically allocating engine torque and motor torque in a hybrid vehicle to meet operator torque demand. The allocation is...
Electronic parking brake system
An electronic parking brake system having selectable modes and varying parking brake actuation dependent on the selected mode and amount of parking brake...
Automatic presentable swiveling seat
An automobile seat includes a cushion, a back coupled with the cushion, and a mounting unit. The mounting unit includes a mounting track and an actuator...
System for reducing engine roll
A system for an engine torque support is described comprising a support member connected to a vehicle structure at a first end via a bearing comprising a...
Vehicle climate control method
A method for controlling a climate control system is disclosed. In one example, the climate control system includes an air mixing valve that is adjusted in...
Track and field starting block anchor
A new and useful improvement in starting blocks and starting block anchoring devices for use at the line of start of a track either indoors or outdoors. The...
Vehicle fender vent
Vehicle front lower bumper cover
Battery discharge device with self-adjusting resistance
A battery discharge device according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a sensor configured to sense a parameter of...
Anode active material for lithium-ion batteries
In at least one embodiment, a rechargeable battery is provided comprising an anode having an active material including MSb.sub.2O.sub.4 having a purity level of...
Method and apparatus for graphical user interface interaction on a domed
A graphical user interface is implemented as a human interface device which can directly sense where on a domed screen a user is pointing. The human interface...
Ejector system for a vehicle
A selectively operable vacuum source designed to reduce leakage is disclosed. In one example, the vacuum source is at least partially within an engine air...
Condensate accumulation model for an engine heat exchanger
Embodiments for controlling condensate in an engine heat exchanger are disclosed. In one example, a method for an engine comprises increasing exhaust gas...
Particulate matter retaining system
Methods and systems are provided for passive regeneration of a particulate matter filter coupled to a gasoline engine. During vehicle deceleration conditions,...
Catalyst heating with exhaust back-pressure
Embodiments for controlling an exhaust back-pressure valve are provided. In one example, a method for operating an engine comprises closing an exhaust...
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...
Exhaust system having a flow rotation element and method for operation of
an exhaust system
An exhaust system in an engine includes an exhaust passage including an outlet, in fluidic communication with at least one combustion chamber in the engine, and...
Secondary air introduction system
Embodiments for heating an emission control device are provided. In one example, a method for a turbocharged engine comprises during an engine cold-start,...
Exhaust gas aftertreatment device and method for a gasoline engine
Embodiments for an exhaust gas aftertreatment device are provided. In one example, an exhaust gas aftertreatment device for a gasoline engine comprises a filter...
Integrated lateral load-transmittal system
According to one aspect of the present invention, a load-transmittal system for a vehicle includes a cross member of a vehicle frame extending substantially...
Trailer backup assist system with trajectory planner for multiple
A trailer backup assist system, according to one embodiment, includes a state estimator that determines a current position of a trailer relative to a plurality...
Road emergency activation
A vehicle system includes a processing device programmed to monitor an operating state of a vehicle and the operation of at least one subsystem module....
Systems for managing downshifts in hybrid-electric vehicles
Systems for managing downshifts in hybrid-electric vehicles are disclosed. The systems include a multispeed transmission, an internal combustion engine...
Hybrid-electric vehicle engine starting method and system
A system or method for controlling an engine in a hybrid vehicle include cranking the engine subject to a first torque limit in response to an engine start...
Method for controlling a transmission coupled to an engine that may be
Methods and systems for controlling a transmission coupled to an engine during an engine start are presented. In one example, a method adjusts a transmission...
Vehicle master reset
Exemplary methods and vehicles are disclosed. Exemplary methods may include determining that a vehicle is a fleet vehicle, establishing a presence of a...
Vehicle door including compartment for dispensable paper products
A door for a vehicle includes an interior surface and a compartment extending into the interior surface for receiving a dispensable paper product. A cover is...
Storage assembly for vehicle center console
A storage assembly for positioning between vehicle seats, includes an enclosable compartment that has opposing longitudinal sidewalls and opposing lateral...
Vehicle visor and light assembly
A vehicle sun visor is provided that includes a visor body having a first side and a second side, and a vanity and lighting assembly located on the visor body....
Fuel cell system with wetness sensor
A fuel cell system may have at least one sensor including a pair of electrodes disposed on a substrate. The sensor may be configured to produce an output signal...
Protective vehicle battery cage and method of making a battery cage
A cage assembly is provided to protect a battery pack in a vehicle. The cage assembly includes a top sub-assembly and a bottom sub-assembly that are secured...
Hydraulic supply system for torque converter impeller clutch
A hydraulic system for supplying fluid to a torque converter of an automatic transmission for a vehicle driven by a power source includes a torque converter...
Multi-cylinder internal combustion engine and method for operating such a
multi-cylinder internal combustion engine
A linearly aligned four-cylinder internal combustion engine system operated in a 1-3-4-2 sequence, comprising a cylinder head connected with a cylinder block...
Snorkel intake dirt inertial separator for internal combustion engine
An integrated snorkel intake inertial separator is provided to remove dust and dirt contaminants from the engine intake system prior to reaching the air...
Methods and systems for determining a fuel concentration in engine oil
using an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating a fuel concentration in engine oil in an engine crankcase. In one example, an engine controller may adjust...
Condensate management for motor-vehicle compressed air storage systems
A method for providing air to a combustion chamber of an engine, the engine including an intake manifold selectably coupled to a boost tank. The method...
Vehicle frame component
A body on frame vehicle includes a SORB impact load management system including front blocker structures for limiting transfer of the SORB impact loads from...
Trailer backup assist system using gesture commands and method
A trailer target detection system includes a camera located on a vehicle and arranged to capture video images of a trailer towed by the vehicle. The system...
Systems and methods for supplying gaseous fuel to an engine
Systems and methods for supplying gaseous fuel to an internal combustion engine are presented. In one example, a gaseous fuel pump is selectively activated to...
Shift-by-wire vehicle and method to verify securement
A vehicle includes both a transmission park mechanism and an electronic parking brake. As a failure management strategy, a controller monitors vehicle movement...
Armrest assembly including movable core
A side impact system for a vehicle includes a trim panel and an armrest core supported by the trim panel. The armrest core is moveable translationally relative...
Dual function tow hook
A dual function tow hook includes a body forming a tow hook and an integral step formed in the body. The integral step is recessed in an upper surface of the...
Vehicle-specific computation management system for cloud computing
A vehicle control and computation system interfaces a task controller in the vehicle with a vehicle-specific computation manager in a cloud network. A wireless...
System and method for minimizing fuel cell degradation after shutdown
A system and method is provided for minimizing the degradation of a fuel cell after shutdown by forcing remaining air out of a fuel cell system. Upon fuel cell...
Method and system for predictive vehicle systems performance selection for
A predictive enhanced maneuverability system providing enhanced timely delivery of vehicle performance selection of chassis, and steering modes for potential...