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Zero stack-up telescopically collapsible energy absorbing rail and bracket
An energy absorbing assembly for a vehicle that has a bumper and a frame. A receptacle is defined within the frame. A collapsible member is provided between the...
Structural battery duct assembly
A vehicle includes a cabin, a trunk area, a seating area located forward in the vehicle with respect to the trunk area, and a high voltage traction battery...
Sealant bottle snap-in feature for vehicle temporary mobility kit
A temporary mobility kit directed to a release arrangement for selectively releasing a sealant bottle from the base of the kit is disclosed.
Vehicle foglight bezel
System and method of interactively optimizing shipping density for a
A system and method for interactively optimizing shipping density of racked parts by a user is provided. The system includes a user computer system, a...
Multi-fuel engine starting control system and method
Various example approaches are described, one of which includes a method for controlling injection of gaseous and liquid fuel to a cylinder during engine...
Apparatus and method for controlling a hybrid vehicle
A control unit 13 moves an engine throttle 15 to the wide open position whenever the driver wishes to decelerate. This maximizes the transfer of rotational...
Combination treatment for bladder cancer
Novel methods useful for treating a patient with bladder cancer such as superficial bladder cancer includes administering to the patient a therapeutically...
System and method for hydrating a proton exchange membrane fuel cell
A fuel cell hydration system comprising a first reservoir is provided. The first reservoir is positioned between a cathode supply and a fuel cell stack. The...
Engine emission control system
Systems and methods are provided for reducing exhaust NOx species using a monolith substrate having a plurality of channels configured with radially varying...
Described is a building connecting apparatus for receiving structural members including frames and panels. The apparatus includes a main body having a central...
Vehicle seat with air duct
An automotive vehicle seat back adapted for movement between an upright position and a lowered position has an air duct with an intake located adjacent an upper...
Door spacer block design for side impact protection
A strategically located door spacer block for transferring door beam bend/kink away from the occupant seating position is provided. The door spacer block is...
Equipment mounting module for instrument panel
A mounting bracket is attached to an instrument panel frame, and an aperture is formed in an upper surface of an instrument panel housing in alignment with the...
Method and system for controlling vacuum
An engine with two vacuum sources is disclosed. In one example, a valve position is adjusted when engine load is low and intake manifold pressure is low to...
Engine control method and system
Methods and systems are provided for heating a catalyst during engine cold-start conditions. One example embodiment uses positive valve overlap to drive a...
Transient compressor surge response for a turbocharged engine
A method for responding to an existing or incipient surge condition of a turbocharger coupled to an engine of a motor vehicle is provided. The method comprises...
Late post injection of fuel for particulate filter heating
Various systems and methods are described for controlling an engine in a vehicle, the engine having a cylinder with a bowl. One example method comprises, during...
Vehicle foglight grille
Vehicle foglight cover
Approach for controlling a vehicle engine that includes an electric
A method of operating a vehicle including an engine is provided The engine may include at least one cylinder, a boosting device to boost intake air to the at...
Method for compensating an operating imbalance between different banks of
a turbocharged engine
A method for controlling differences in cylinder mixtures for a two cylinder bank engine having a turbocharger is presented. In one example, the description...
Adaptive noise control system
An adaptive noise control system is deployed in a box-like structure positioned within the transfer path along which the noise is being transmitted from the...
Fuel pump motor using carbon commutator having reduced filming
A fuel pump system for pumping fuel to an engine in a vehicle includes a pump motor having a carbon-based commutator and brushes in a position exposed to fuel,...
Inertia-locking reactive bumper for motor vehicle
An energy-absorbing front end structure for a motor vehicle includes a pair of frame rails, struts (crushable members) made movable relative to the frame rails...
Independent rear suspension
A wheel suspension system for a vehicle includes a first member pivotably coupled to a portion of the vehicle so as to be pivotable about a first rotational...
Control for knock suppression fluid separator in a motor vehicle
A fuel system for an engine of a vehicle and a method of operating the fuel system are described. As a non-limiting example, the fuel system is controlled in...
Efficient vacuum for a vehicle
An engine with an efficient selectively operable vacuum source is disclosed. In one example, an electric vacuum pump with oil wetted seals provides vacuum to a...
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...
Method and system for controlling fuel usage
Methods and systems are provided for improving fluid usage while addressing knock by adjusting the use of spark retard and direct injection of a fluid based on...
Method for controlling low temperature combustion
A method for adjusting fuel injection of an engine is disclosed. In one example, fuel injection timing is adjusted to account for fuels having different cetane...
Weatherstrip system for automotive vehicle door
A weatherstrip for the outer belt of a an automotive door includes a controllably compliant sealing element configured with tip-conjoined leaves which afford...
Showcase display badge
A vehicle showcase display badge is provided which includes a bezel, a substantially transparent front lens, and a rear lens comprising a light transparent...
Vehicle wheel cover
Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for mitigating engine pre-ignition based on a feed-forward likelihood of pre-ignition and feedback from a pre-ignition event....
Pre-delivery strategy for diesel-engine vehicles
A method to supply fuel to an engine of a vehicle is provided. The method includes adjusting a direct injection of fuel into a cylinder of the engine based on...
Electronic locking differential
A method for controlling a clutch of an electronic locking differential for a vehicle includes determining either that a speed of the vehicle is less than a...
Method and system for pulse charging an automotive battery
A pulse charging profile for a vehicle battery is synchronized with driver or vehicle demanded current disturbances by phase tracking the fundamental frequency...
Palladium-contaning oxidation catalyst
According to one aspect of the present invention, a palladium-containing oxidation catalyst is provided. In one embodiment, the palladium-containing oxidation...