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Method of engine starting
An engine starting method is disclosed. In one example, engine operation is adjusted to reduce catalyst light off time. Exhaust temperatures may be increased...
Customer selectable vehicle notification sounds
A method and system for customizing vehicle interior sounds and other indicia associated with vehicle accessories and events. The method enables a vehicle...
Mycelium structure with self-attaching coverstock and method
A method of making a molded part, including adding a fungal inoculum with a liquid aggregate to form a mixture. The mixture is inserted into a mold cavity. The...
Method of making a hardened elongate structure from mycelium
A method of making a hardened elongate structure, including growing a live mycelium mat having branching hyphae. The live mycelium mat is layered to form a...
Control of parallel reaction brakes in a transmission
A method for controlling brakes of an automatic transmission including a first brake arranged in parallel with an overrunning brake between a planet pinion...
A vehicle folding armrest assembly having a vehicle door movable within a door frame and having an armrest that is operable between a deployed position and a...
Interior trim part for a passenger compartment of a vehicle, and method
for producing an interior trim part
An interior trim part for a passenger compartment of a vehicle has a shaped part which has a front side which forms a decorative wear layer of the interior trim...
A lockable latch system includes an anchor bar rigidly connected to a vehicle and a rigid hook operably engaged with the anchor bar. A springboard is disposed...
Vacuum supply system
A method of operating a boosted engine system is described in which an ejector coupled with a fuel vapor purging system can generate vacuum during both purging...
Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling exhaust emissions by adjusting a fuel injection into an engine cylinder from a plurality of fuel injectors...
Efficiency enhancement to a laser ignition system
A method for a laser ignition system to operate in at least two modes based on a four-stroke combustion cycle, wherein laser light energy is generated to ignite...
Vehicle rear bumper cover license plate trim
Vehicle rear bumper cover
Vehicle rear left/right bumper cover
Humidity detection via an exhaust gas sensor
Various systems and methods are described for operating an engine in a vehicle in response to an ambient humidity generated from an exhaust gas sensor. One...
Curve-related accident mitigation
A vehicle control system includes one or more driver intent detection devices to detect at least a curve-negotiating intention of a driver. The system also...
Hybrid vehicle and a method of control for improved power management
A hybrid vehicle and method of control. The method includes determining an engine torque command based on a request for vehicle acceleration or deceleration, a...
Embedded vehicle data recording tools for vehicle servicing
Various embodiments include tools for vehicle data recording for vehicle servicing. A methods, a computer for installation in a vehicle, and a computer program...
Control of torque direction transition in a powershift transmission
A method for controlling a torque direction transition in a dual clutch transmission includes decreasing a torque capacity of a transmission input clutch when...
Reinforced closed section assembly
A reinforced closed section assembly is provided wherein the assembly includes a closed section member defining a first hole on a first side and a second hole...
Multi-zone gaseous fuel high efficiency engine
An engine having cylinders capable of combusting gaseous fuel includes at least one spark plug per cylinder, a gaseous fuel injector extending into each...
A cooling system for a vehicle having an internal combustion engine permits rapid warm-up of the engine by the use of two electrically-operated valves in...
Haptic apparatus and coaching method for improving vehicle fuel economy
An apparatus is disclosed that includes a haptic actuator operatively associated with a pedal assembly of the vehicle, a human-machine interface (HMI) for...
System and method for tire cornering power estimation and monitoring
A tire cornering power estimation and monitoring system, comprising a steering torque sensor, a steering wheel angle sensor, a yaw rate sensor, a lateral...
Direction determination for active park assist
A vehicle has a hybrid electric system and a parking assist system. The hybrid electric system includes at least one motor outputting a direction-indicating...
In-vehicle entertainment sound system
A method of recording a recommended plurality of audio signals (40) in an entertainment sound system (42) associated with an automotive vehicle (12)includes a...
Wireless seatbelt monitoring system
A wireless seatbelt monitoring system and method is provided for informing a driver that a seatbelt that should be latched is unlatched. The system includes a...
Supplementary power supply for portable electrical devices
A supplementary power supply and method for powering a portable electrical device such as a flashlight having a positive terminal and a negative terminal and...
Variable displacement engine diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for monitoring cylinder valve deactivation in an engine operating with a plurality of cylinder valves. One example method...
Inlet system for an engine
An apparatus for improving the performance of a radial compressor 36 forming part of an inlet system of an engine 10 is disclosed in which the configuration and...
Flange weatherstrip attachment
A seal weatherstrip retention assembly is provided that includes a flange having a lanced segment, wherein the lanced segment extends at an angled pitch away...
Engine transient mitigation for hybrid vehicles
A method and system for limiting a fast transient in an engine in a hybrid vehicle is provided. The predicted fuel loss percentage is calculated from an...
System and method for performing vehicle diagnostics
One aspect includes a system for monitoring a vehicle's health status. The system comprises a vehicle monitoring computer system configured to (1) receive...
System and method of vehicle passenger detection for rear seating rows
A system for detecting a passenger in a rear seating row of a vehicle and alerting an occupant of a vehicle when a passenger safety device in a rear row is not...
Method and apparatus for in-vehicle presence detection and driver alerting
A system for alerting a responsible party to the presence of an occupant in a passenger compartment of a vehicle includes a vibration sensor detecting movement...
System and method for indicating a vehicle driving mode
A display system for a vehicle is provided. The display system includes an information display that changes color based upon an operating state of a vehicle....
Vehicle control system with proximity switch and method thereof
A control system for controlling a position of a window and method thereof are provided. The control system includes a cover at least partially adapted to have...
Mycelium structures containing nanocomposite materials and method
A method of making a molded part, including forming a liquid aggregate from a mixture of finely ground aggregate and a fluid. A mixture of a fungal inoculum and...
A check valve. An illustrative embodiment of the check valve includes a valve body, a plurality of discharge port openings having at least one of a non-uniform...
Active blindspot/lane departure detection mirror system
A system and method to polarize a reflective layer on a vehicle mirror to reveal a convex mirror to view objects in a vehicle blindspot includes a primary...
Vehicle body structure
A vehicle is provided with a pair of front pillars extending upward from a vehicle body. A pair of rails extends rearward from the pair of front pillars. A pair...
An airbag assembly for a motor vehicle is disclosed having an airbag 110 that is inflated by an inflator when the airbag 110 is deployed in accordance with a...
Glow plug heater control
Methods and systems for operating a glow plug are disclosed. In one example, current supplied to a glow plug can be controlled to promote combustion stability...
Spark timing adjustment based on vehicle acceleration
Systems, methods and a processor are provided for adjusting the spark timing of an internal combustion engine. The systems, methods and processor include...
Method for correcting an estimate of NH.sub.3 stored within a selective
catalyst reduction system
A method for correcting an estimated amount of NH.sub.3 store within a SCR is described. In one example, SCR efficiency is determined from a NOx sensor output...
Diesel particulate filter control
Methods and systems are provided for managing particulate emissions in an engine including a particulate filter and a CO.sub.2 sensor downstream of the filter....
System and method for controlling electronic stability control based on
A system and method for controlling the operation of stabilizing the movement of a vehicle between primary and secondary drivers is provided. A primary key is...
The present invention relates to a tie-down device comprising a base member and a retaining member, the retaining member having a plate and a pin extending from...