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Variable voltage converter (VVC) with integrated battery charger
A variable voltage converter (VVC) is configured to provide bidirectional voltage boost and buck from an input side to an output side. A VVC can include a...
Foamed resin injection molding method
An injection molding apparatus and method are provided. The method includes a molded cavity coupled to a resin injection apparatus which injects molten resin...
Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing audible clunks and objectionable drive feel in vehicles including start/stop systems. In one example, a vehicle...
Methods and systems for engine control
Systems and methods are provided for restarting an engine that can be selectively deactivated during idle-stop conditions. In one embodiment, the engine is...
Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle engine coupled to a stepped-gear-ratio transmission. One example method comprises, in response to a...
Park disengagement clunk mitigation
A method for controlling a transmission gearshift includes engaging control elements whose engagement is required for operation in first gear and reverse gear...
Pinion carrier assembly
A pinion carrier includes a shell including a face plate, a lip spaced axially from the face plate, a hub including a plate spaced from face plate and a collar...
Multiple speed transmission
A family of transmissions produces at least eight forward and one reverse speed ratio by selective engagement of various combinations of three clutches or...
Transmission producing stepless variable speed ratios
A transmission includes a variator including a cone secured to an input, and a second cone driveably connected to the cone, producing a variable speed ratio...
Reverse pedestal seat
A vehicle including a seat base having a first slide assembly disposed on each of first and second sides of the seat base. A first support column is disposed...
Retracting storage tray system with locking trunnion
A tray system has a trunnion carriage mounted to a recess in a housing. A trunnion body is rotatably mounted to the carriage. A push member is slidable within...
A latch system for a door of a vehicle a latch assembly having a catch and a pawl, an actuatable inside handle, a linkage assembly mechanically linked between...
Active bolster with gas directing channels
An active bolster has an expandable inner wall including a bay having first and second opposing ends and a central bowl. An expandable outer wall overlies the...
Airbag having a pressure responsive vent
An airbag has a fabric enclosure, a vent in the fabric enclosure, and a flow control device made up of a flexible membrane fastened around part of a periphery...
Side collision occupant protection system
A system and a method for protecting the occupant of a vehicle during a side-impact detects an approaching vehicle and identifies a collision threat. A...
Holder for beverage container
A foldable holder for a beverage container comprises a fastening plate, a supporting ring coupled pivotably to the fastening plate, a holding bracket coupled...
Method for starting an engine automatically
A method for improving starting of an engine that may be automatically started is provided. In one example, spark timing of an automatically started engine is...
Various systems and methods for controlling a turbocharger of an engine via a wastegate are described. In one example, actuation of the wastegate is limited...
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....
Method for assembling flush glass assembly
A method for assembling an automobile door is provided that comprise providing a lower frame comprising a movable glass piece disposed within an inner panel and...
Weatherstrip cinch clip
A weatherstrip cinch clip for an automobile including a substantially vertically aligned first wall, a substantially vertically aligned second wall extending...
Vehicle front upper grille trim
Vehicle front side grill
Vehicle front lower grille
Vehicle front lower grille
Controlling cylinder mixture and turbocharger operation
A method for controlling differences in exhaust gas residual amount for a two cylinder bank engine having at least one turbocharger is presented. In one...
Method and device for electronic communication between at least two
This invention relates to a method and an apparatus for electronic communication between at least two communication devices. To allow reliable connection setup...
Methods and systems for improved engine speed control during engine
A system for improving engine starting is disclosed. In one example, an engine starting is improved by providing a variable load to the engine during engine...
Methods and systems for engine starting
A system for improving engine starting is disclosed. In one example, an engine starting is improved by providing a predictable load to the engine during engine...
Electrical storage device heater for vehicle
A heater system for an electrical storage device, such as a high voltage traction battery, is connectable to an external AC power source maintain a proper...
Environmentally protected switch for water activated devices
An environmentally protected switch for activating a signalling device, such as a light source, powered by a battery and adapted for use with a conductive...
Spring clamp for an air filter housing
A spring clamp for providing a compressive load to a compression seal in an air filtration system for a vehicle. The spring clamp may be made of a plastic...
Method for starting an engine
A method for improving starting of an engine that may be repeatedly stopped and started is presented. In one example, the method adjusts a desired engine speed...
Transverse sliding/accommodation easy entry seat
A vehicle having a door opening defining a threshold. A slide system includes a track operably connected to the vehicle. A slide is linearly moveable relative...
Tubular beam with a crimped sleeve
An aluminum tubular beam is assembled to a steel box frame rail with a steel sleeve. The sleeve is connected by a crimp joint or by a hem flange to the tubular...
Drive unit for an electric hybrid vehicle
A drive unit for a hybrid electric motor vehicle includes a bevel pinion driveably connected to a power source, a bevel gear meshing with the bevel pinion and...
Mold core for forming a molding tool
A mold core package for forming a molding tool includes a plurality of stacked particulate layers having a binding agent. The plurality of stacked particulate...
System for improving engine crankcase ventilation via a conduit
A system for improving PCV flow of an engine is presented. The system can reduce engine oil consumption when an engine is exposed to lateral or centripetal...
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...
Vacuum port having a flow disruptor
An intake system is provided. The intake system including an intake manifold coupled to an engine and a vacuum port located in said intake manifold and in an...
Feed forward control for electric variable valve operation
Periodic torque disturbances that affect cylinder valve operation are anticipated, and an appropriate reaction torque is provided by an electric motor to...
Method and system for determining vacuum leaks
A method for detecting leaks within a vacuum system is described. The method may detect vacuum system leaks responsive to vacuum pump speed. The method can...
Method and tool for expanding tubular members by electro-hydraulic forming
An electro-hydraulic forming tool having one or more electrodes for forming parts with sharp corners. The electrodes may be moved and sequentially discharged...
Twin scroll turbocharger with EGR takeoffs
Systems and methods for operating a twin scroll turbocharged engine with a junction configured to selectively control exhaust gas delivery to an exhaust gas...
Vehicle and method for controlling engine start in a vehicle
A vehicle includes a motor/generator, a starter motor, a disconnect clutch disposed between the engine and the motor/generator, and at least one clutch disposed...
Method and apparatus for starting a turbocharged engine in a hybrid
A vehicle with a modular hybrid transmission that has a combustion engine including a turbocharger and an e-machine use barometric pressure, road grade, and...
Vehicle trim panel having beverage retainer and method
A vehicle trim panel assembly is provided having a beverage retainer formed in a storage compartment on the door of an automotive vehicle. The trim panel...
Light module for upper and lower glove box bin
A vehicle storage compartment is provided having a housing defining an outer casing and an inner storage space and a shelf disposed within the inner storage...
Direct injection event-based engine starting
A method for starting an internal combustion engine having direct fuel injection, comprising of adjusting a number of direct injections per combustion cycle...