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Internal combustion engine with dynamic balancing system
An internal combustion engine having a crankshaft and first and second balance shafts which are gear driven from one to the other, as a unilateral tensioning...
Fuel efficient hydraulic power steering
A hydraulic power steering system that maintains proportional pressure control between an input side of a gear and assist pressures internal to the steering...
Particulate filter regeneration during engine shutdown
Various systems and method are described for controlling an engine having an exhaust system which includes a particulate filter. One example method comprises,...
Vehicle park lamp
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 for controlling a clutch
A method of controlling a clutch in a motor vehicle and a motor vehicle adapted to perform this method are suggested, in particular resulting in a good starting...
Telematics system and method for traction reporting and control in a
In one embodiment, a system and method are provided for detecting a slip condition between a vehicle tire and a road surface, processing contemporaneous vehicle...
Adapting stroke pressure of a transmission control element
A method for controlling a transmission includes applying a reference stroke pressure to an oncoming control element while executing a downshift to a target...
Hybrid vehicle control apparatus and method
A hybrid vehicle has an internal combustion engine 2 and a flywheel 9. Storage and release of energy by the flywheel 9 is enabled by a continuously variable...
Tail pipe emissions mode control for hybrid electric vehicles
A hybrid electric vehicle has a propulsion system including an internal combustion engine (ICE) and an electric motor each configured to operate in parallel and...
Child seat monitoring system
A vehicle system for communicating with a child seat is provided with a receiver configured for receiving a seat sensor signal from a child seat controller. A...
Plug-in vehicle with recharging port having display and lights
A plug-in vehicle includes a vehicle body having an outer panel, a propulsion unit such as an electric motor, a rechargeable battery, a recharging port...
Fuel cell humidity control system and method
A control system for controlling the amount of water in at least one fluid stream that is passed through a fuel cell stack comprises a humidifier arrangement, a...
Transmission torque converter clutch control
A method for controlling a vehicle torque converter lockup clutch during a deceleration coasting event includes producing slip across the clutch by reducing the...
Method for shifting gears in a dual clutch transmission
A method for shifting gears in a dual clutch transmission within a motor vehicle and a motor vehicle implementing said method are suggested providing a smooth...
Multiple speed automatic transmission
A multiple speed transmission includes an input and output; a first, second, third and fourth planetary gear sets, each gear set including a sun gear, a ring...
Lubricant circuit including a cap plug
A circuit for carrying hydraulic lubricant in a transmission includes a shaft including a duct, a second shaft separated by a space from the shaft, and...
Inlet swirl control for turbochargers
An inlet duct, an induction system, and a system are disclosed for directing an inlet flow into an inlet compressor for use in an internal combustion engine. An...
Vehicle structural arrangement for enhanced roof strength
A vehicle structural arrangement 10 is provided which provides improved roof strength and controlled energy absorption when a load is imposed on the roof...
Vehicle having a body panel
A vehicle having a vehicle body component and a body panel. The vehicle body component has a body mating feature. The body panel has a body panel mating feature...
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
A vehicle propulsion system and a method of its operation are described. As one example, the vehicle propulsion system includes a plug-in hybrid electric...
System and method for improving exhaust gas recirculation for a
A system and method for delivering EGR to an internal combustion engine is presented. The system can reduce system cost and lower system complexity.
Vacuum system for an engine
Systems and methods for generating a vacuum in an engine are provided. The system includes a first throttle upstream from a plurality of cylinders and a second...
Engine combustion control using ion sense feedback
A system and method for operating an engine having at least two spark plugs per cylinder include controlling at least one actuator to alter combustion within a...
Method for starting a mixed fuel engine
A method for improving starting of an engine that may be operated with fuels having varying alcohol concentrations is presented. In one embodiment, the method...
Fuel cell water management system and method
Systems and methods for transporting accumulated water in a fuel cell system are disclosed. Briefly described, in one aspect, a system comprises a fuel cell...
Multiplexed gear actuation system for a dual clutch transmission
A gear actuation mechanism for an automatic transmission, comprising: a motor; first and second gear actuation shafts; means of selecting one power path from...
Concealed illuminated center high mount stop lamp (CHMSL)
A vehicle including a center high mount stop lamp (CHMSL). The vehicle includes a vehicle body panel formed of a light emitting material of a predetermined...
Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for addressing cylinder pre-ignition by adjusting a spray angle of fuel injected into a cylinder responsive to an indication of...
Method of forming a flanged tubular member in hydroforming
A method of forming a flanged tubular member includes the steps of: positioning a tubular blank in a die; applying nominal pressure; closing the dies; and...
Vehicle-based strategy for removing urea deposits from an SCR catalyst
A method is provided for controlling regeneration of an SCR catalyst. The method includes coordinating the regeneration duration and temperature (e.g.,...
Vehicle framing method and frame
A method is provided for assembling a vehicle frame from hydro-formed tubular metal components. Each hydro-formed component has a surface feature that is...
Vehicle stability control system and method
A method and system for controlling vehicle stability may comprise determining whether a vehicle is oversteering or understeering and, if the vehicle is...
Vehicle park assist system and method for parking a vehicle using such
A park assist system for parking a vehicle in a target parking space includes a sensing system. The sensing system determines whether there is a sufficient slot...
System and method for improving accuracy of a gas sensor
A method is disclosed for operating an electrochemical gas sensor with a measuring electrode pair and a pumping electrode pair. The method includes obtaining a...
Vehicle cross member assembly with tunnel bracket
A vehicle cross member assembly is provided which includes first and second cross members each having first and second ends, and first and second connectors...
Cable activated latch pawl for floor console armrest
An armrest assembly for pivotable attachment to a vehicle floor console includes a first sliding armrest having a latch, a second sliding armrest having a...
Power converter mounting assemblies
The present disclosure relates mounting assemblies for a vehicle DC-to-DC power converter. The mounting assemblies can include a bracket having a first end...
Adjustable refilling assembly
A refilling system for a vehicle including a body panel having a fixed opening, an adjustable refilling assembly partially enclosed by the body panel, the...
Approach for improved fuel vaporization in a directly injected internal
A system and a method of facilitating fuel vaporization in a directly injected internal combustion engine are provided. As one example, the method comprises:...
Exhaust treatment system for internal combustion engine
Systems and methods are provided for operating an engine exhaust system. In one example, a system comprises a first valve, and a second valve coupled to the...
Engine with gaseous and/or liquid fuel injector
In one example, a system for a vehicle travelling on a surface is described. The system includes an engine with a cylinder. The cylinder includes a fuel...
Fuel injection control during start-up
A method of operation of an internal combustion engine including an intake valve coupled to a combustion chamber, and a port fuel injector positioned upstream...
Fuel system control
Methods and systems are provided for operating a fuel system in an engine, the fuel system including a supply pump for delivering fuel to the fuel system and...