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Method of making reinforced composite articles with reduced fiber content
in local areas and articles made by...
A composite part including a resin matrix and fibers reinforcing the resin matrix in a first portion of the matrix. A second portion of the resin matrix is...
Automatic transmission assembly
A transmission includes gearsets each including rotating members, a support held against rotation, brake servos located in the support, brakes each actuated by...
Engine cooling system control
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing each of a plurality of engine cooling system components including various valves and grill shutters. Each valve...
Signal assemblies providing uniform illumination through light source
location and spacing control
A signal assembly is provided that includes a chamber defined by isotropically luminant back and side surfaces, and a front surface having a lens and a...
Throttle valve system for an engine
An embodiment of an engine is described. The engine includes a first throttle valve. The first throttle valve is provided in a first intake passage coupled to...
Variable cam timing system and method
A phase control apparatus in a variable cam timing (VCT) system of an engine is described herein. The phase control apparatus includes a locking pin coupled to...
Supercharged internal combustion engine having two turbines, and method
for operating an internal combustion...
Embodiments for a supercharged engine are presented. In one example, a supercharged engine includes a cylinder head having at least two cylinders, each cylinder...
Exhaust gas recirculation control
Methods and systems are disclosed for controlling an exhaust gas recirculation valve in an engine by determining errors in exhaust backpressure estimates and...
Self-sustaining low pressure EGR and exhaust system
An exhaust system, comprising a LP-EGR system that couples an exhaust system to an intake system and an exhaust pipe within the exhaust system with a turn...
Method for initiating and maintaining a substoichiometric operating mode
of an internal combustion engine and...
The present disclosure describes systems and methods for recharging a storage catalyst of an internal combustion engine. A method is described, comprising:...
Vision assessment apparatus
Methods and apparatus for predicting a driver destination
A computer implemented trip-planning method includes accessing one or more destination elements of a matrix of driver information, the accessing based at least...
Vehicle and powertrain control based on rearward approaching object
A vehicle may include a sensor configured to detect a rearward approaching object and at least one controller configured to cause the vehicle to accelerate in...
Engine restart strategy
A method of controlling a vehicle, where the vehicle includes an internal combustion engine and a transmission having a neutral state and an engaged state,...
Hydraulic brake system for a motor vehicle and fault condition detection
The present disclosure provides a hydraulic brake system for a motor vehicle and a method for the detection of a fault condition of the hydraulic brake system....
Hybrid electric vehicle and method for smooth engine operation with fixed
A torque management strategy for an HEV having an engine operating with a fixed throttle position to better manage NVH while the vehicle is stationary or...
Dynamometer vehicle operating mode control
A vehicle and a method of controlling a dynamometer mode operation of a vehicle that includes requesting the dynamometer mode; monitoring for at least one...
Energy conversion system for a vehicle
An energy conversion system transfers energy between an energy source, or storage unit, and an electric device via a first port and a second port and at least...
Spinning electrode fuel cell
A spinning electrode fuel cell is disclosed. The spinning electrode fuel cell includes a housing and a stacked disk assembly which is rotatably mounted in the...
Bonded sheet molding composite automotive components without surface
An automotive assembly comprises a sheet molding composite (SMC) element comprising an SMC sheet body shaped into a generally smooth functional section and at...
Pilot downshifting system and method
Methods and systems are provided for performing a multiple gear downshift of a transmission gear by transiently operating in an intermediate gear. In response...
Engine ignition-transmission shift interlock
A method for controlling a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission and engine includes automatically engaging a brake, locking the transmission in neutral...
Thin seat leg support system and suspension
A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat defining a seating area. An internal flex member is disposed in the seat. An external flex member is proximate a forward...
Thin seat flex rest composite cushion extension
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat defining a seating area and an actuation assembly. An elongate flexible member includes a first end pivotally coupled...
Inflatable/deflatable seat with stowable collapsing frame
A vehicle seating assembly comprises a base having an upper rim and a receptacle below the rim, a seatback having upper and lower sections operable at an...
Tonneau cover gap hider for adjustable rear seats
A tonneau cover for a vehicle includes a housing, a first cover having a cover tab, wherein the first cover selectively extends from an interior of the housing...
Collapsible rear seat storage assembly
An underseat storage assembly for a vehicle seat includes a recess disposed on a floor below the vehicle seat. A front panel has an edge pivotally coupled with...
Container holder with adjustable depth
A container holder has a base, a container holding top positioned above the base, and a floor which is horizontally slideably mounted between the base and top...
Duct to influence air cooling distribution to battery module and DC/DC
A vehicle is provided including a battery module, a DC/DC converter module portioned from the battery module, a duct, one blower, and a jumper duct. The battery...
High pressure fuel pump
A high pressure fuel pump for use with an internal combustion engine and a method of operation of a high pressure fuel pump are disclosed. The high pressure...
Method and system for adjusting port throttles
An engine system and method for improving engine starting are disclosed. In one example, two engine cylinder port throttles are adjusted differently during...
Engine control for catalyst regeneration
Methods and systems are provided for injecting water during an engine cylinder deactivation event so as to reduce an exhaust catalyst regeneration requirement...
Transmission having selectable power transfer shaft
A vehicle powertrain includes a transaxle configured to drive front wheels and a power take-off unit configured to drive rear wheels through a driveshaft. The...
Internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas aftertreatment arrangement and
method for operating an internal...
A method, comprising purging a storage catalytic converter of stored NOx by diverting only a portion of incoming exhaust flow around the catalytic device while...
Vehicle front lower bumper cover
Vehicle front upper bumper cover
Method and system for improving stopping and starting of a turbocharged
A system and method for improving engine starting and stopping is described. In one example, turbine vanes are adjusted to increase engine exhaust backpressure...
Exhaust-gas regeneration under rich conditions to improve fuel economy
A method for operating a boosted gasoline engine. The method includes diluting an intake air charge of the engine to a first level of dilution when operating at...
Transmission gearshift control
A method for controlling cylinder pressure producing piston displacement for actuating a control element of an automatic transmission during a gearshift,...
Vehicle high voltage wiring protection using contactor control
A vehicle high voltage system may include contactors/relays, wires, a traction battery, electrical components, and at least one controller. The at least one...
Drive system with a direct current motor brake
One embodiment of a drive system may include a motor shaft coupled to a gear set in connection between an input shaft and an output shaft. The system may also...
Transmission clutch assembly
A clutch assembly is disclosed that combines a positively engaging dog clutch and one way clutch. The two devices are design such that the one way clutch never...
Automotive vehicle seat system
A restraint system for a removable vehicle seat is attached to the vehicle seat. A restraint tower associated with the restraint system transfers energy...
Parking brake nested footrest assembly
A footrest assembly includes a body portion having an upper contact surface adapted to support a vehicle occupant's foot at a predetermined angle. The footrest...
Wheel bearing unit, and motor vehicle having wheel bearing unit
A wheel bearing unit comprises an inner ring and an outer ring. The outer ring is mounted rotatably and is arranged concentrically with respect to the inner...
Regulator valve with integrated direct acting solenoid
A control valve for an automatic transmission includes a valve body including a chamber and a control pressure port, metering edges formed in the valve body at...
Octane separation system and operating method
An engine method, comprising delivering fuel with an octane level above a threshold to a first fuel tank and delivering fuel with an octane level below a...