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Intake manifold secondary gas distribution via structural posts
An intake manifold for an internal combustion engine comprises upper and lower shell members with outer flanges. The shell members define a manifold cavity...
An injection valve for injecting fuel into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine comprises a valve seat, a valve element, at least one injection...
Fuel level indication noise monitor
Methods and systems are provided for monitoring fuel level indicator noise in a sealed fuel tank system. In one example, the method includes comparing the...
Throttle bypass turbine with exhaust gas recirculation
Various systems and methods are provided for controlling the temperature of outlet gasses from a throttle bypass turbine. In one embodiment, a method of...
Method for pre-ignition control
Various systems and methods are described for controlling pre-ignition in a boosted engine in a newly manufactured vehicle. One method comprises, during a...
Engine cover integrated captive fastener
An engine cover assembly having an integrally attached captive fastener or part-in-assembly fastener for attachment to an engine is disclosed. The engine cover...
Methods and systems for boost control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting operation of an electric motor coupled to a compressor at high altitude engine operation. In one example, the...
Arrangement for exhaust-gas aftertreatment system for an internal
combustion engine and method for operating...
A method for operating an exhaust-gas aftertreatment system arrangement is provided. The method includes in a first operating state, flowing a substantial...
Door handle system for an automotive vehicle
A door handle system for an automotive vehicle door includes a door handle and a body panel. The body panel is moveable between a flush position and a recessed...
Trailer backup assist system with active trailer braking for curvature
A trailer backup assist system for a vehicle, according to one embodiment, includes a trailer coupled with the vehicle. The trailer of the trailer backup assist...
Vehicle operator monitoring and operations adjustments
A vehicle computer is configured to perform one or more operations of the vehicle without occupant input. Data is stored relating to a baseline occupant state....
Energy management control of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
A drive-home button is provided in the dashboard of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). The driver presses this button when heading home or to other...
Method for operating an electromechanical vehicle braking
A method for operating an electromechanical vehicle brake system is provided. The method comprises determining that an activation condition has been met,...
By-wire fallback braking mode for brake-by-wire systems in vehicles
A vehicle includes a brake-by-wire system that delivers a certain amount of brake fluid pressure to wheel brakes depending upon the position of a brake pedal. A...
Method for operating an electromechanical vehicle brake system
A method is provided for operating an electromechanical vehicle brake system having an ESP module and at least two brake circuits, each brake circuit comprising...
Running board bracket
A running board assembly for a vehicle including a running board and a plurality of brackets for connecting the running board to a rocker. The brackets include...
Cup holder illumination
A method of controlling an ambient light feature of a cup holder assembly having one or more cup holders includes providing a light source having a light output...
Photoluminescent cupholder illumination
An apparatus for illuminating a vehicle cupholder is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a cavity formed by a console. The cavity is configured to receive a...
A gear shifter indicator assembly for a vehicle is provided herein. The gear shifter indicator assembly includes a member having a plurality of indicia thereon....
Photoluminescent logo for vehicle trim and fabric
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises at least on fabric portion comprising a first photoluminescent...
Vehicle step lamp
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprise a light source disposed on a step portion. A first coating layer is...
Battery capacity estimation using state of charge
Hybrid-electric and pure electric vehicles include a traction battery comprised of many cells. Controlling a battery system may require that a battery state of...
Energy consumption rate in distance domain
A method of controlling a battery electric vehicle includes displaying an energy consumption parameter to a vehicle operator. The energy consumption parameter...
Photoluminescent cupholder illumination
According to one aspect of the present invention, an illuminated cupholder assembly is disclosed. The assembly comprises an upper portion comprising a lower...
Vehicle instrument panel
Power inverter for a vehicle
A power inverter includes a plurality of power modules stacked in an array. A plurality of coolant chambers are interleaved with the modules. Each of the...
Method and system of outputting in a vehicle data streamed by mobile
A system for outputting visual data from a mobile device application on a mobile computing device to a vehicle display, the system comprising a wireless...
Battery cell separators
A battery cell separator includes a body having front and rear sides for being stacked against respective battery cells. The body has a cross-section between...
Batteries prepared by spinning
Methods of forming a lithium-ion battery on a vehicle component by spinning and vehicle components with a batteries formed thereon are disclosed. The spinning...
Low profile battery assembly for electrified vehicles
A battery assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a plurality of battery cells and a support structure...
Variable insulating battery pack system and method
A variable insulating battery pack system includes a battery pack enclosure sized and configured to contain the battery pack, an enclosure space in the battery...
Reminder apparatus and method for items left in a vehicle
A vehicle has an interior antenna for detecting transmissions from a keyless entry device (KED) and/or a radio frequency device (RFD) associated with a portable...
Vehicle with tactile information delivery system
A device for delivering stimuli to a user of a vehicle includes a data generating device that generates signals regarding information regarding a vehicle or...
Arrangement and method for recognizing road signs
Various embodiment include a system and a method for recognizing road signs. An image of a road sign may be captured by least one image sensor. A vehicle...
Methods for designing an exhaust assembly for a vehicle
A method of designing an exhaust assembly that includes the steps: developing an initial exhaust assembly design; evaluating the initial design based on a...
Spark plug fouling detection for ignition system
Methods and systems are provided for inferring spark plug fouling due to accumulation of fuel additives thereon. In one example, an engine controller may infer...
Lamp adjuster to control margins
A vehicle lamp assembly includes a body having a reflector, a lens, and a bulb. The assembly further includes a bezel, at least one adjuster arm attached to the...
System and method to provide lubrication for a plug-in hybrid
In hybrid electric vehicles having increased battery storage capacity and plug-in capability, electric-only operation of significant duration is available. To...
Dedicated EGR cylinder post combustion injection
Systems and methods for increasing an amount of fuel injected into a dedicated exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cylinder in an engine are disclosed. In one...
Method and device for operating an internal combustion engine
The disclosure relates to a method for operating an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders, the method comprising, during one working cycle,...
Method and system for engine unburned hydrocarbon control
Methods and systems are provided for detecting hydrocarbon ingestion into an engine based on the simultaneous monitoring of cylinder imbalance and an elevated...
Systems and methods for EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for varying a location and rate of EGR delivered to an engine from a dedicated EGR cylinder. The dedicated EGR cylinder is...
Dedicated-EGR cylinder with variable charge motion
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting charge motion control devices coupled to a series of cylinders organized into cylinder groups, one of the...
Dual rate diesel particulate filter leak monitor
Methods and systems are provided for detecting leaks in a diesel particulate filter (DPF). In one example, a faster leak detection routine may be performed...
Systems and methods for a modified cylinder firing interval in a dedicated
Methods and systems are provided for operating exhaust valves of an engine to create more even exhaust pulses to a turbine. More specifically, the engine may...
Actuator for lobe switching camshaft system
Systems and methods for actuating lobe switching in a camshaft system in an engine are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises deploying a first...
Method for forming a boundary layer between two layers via catalyzed
reaction of components from both layers
A wet on wet coating application method. The method includes contacting a polyol-containing layer including a polyol in an amount of 10 to 70 percent by weight...
Method and apparatus for fuel filling monitoring
A system includes a processor and an external fuel indicator. The processor is configured to instruct powering of a digital display in response to detection...
Sports hoop for a motor vehicle
A sports hoop is provided for a motor vehicle. The sports hoop includes a one-piece internal frame, an outer cover received over an outer surface of the...
Twelve-cornered strengthening member
A method for optimizing a twelve-cornered strengthening member comprises: modeling a vehicle assembly including a strengthening member having a twelve-cornered...