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Vehicular seating system
A vehicular seating system includes a seat cushion pivotably attached to a support structure, with the said seat cushion having a stowed position and a deployed...
Switch and hose-valve connection arrangement for vehicle temporary
A temporary mobility kit to minimize or prevent the inadvertent outflow of tire sealant is provided. The temporary mobility kit includes a switch-inflator...
Reducing noise, vibration, and harshness in a variable displacement engine
A method for operating an engine of a vehicle, the engine having one or more deactivatable cylinders, the method including controlling the stability of a...
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...
Cylinder head for an internal combustion engine
A cylinder head for an internal combustion engine has at least two cylinders, each cylinder having an outlet opening for discharging the exhaust gases out of...
Method for improving transient engine operation
A method for operating an engine with a fuel reformer is presented. In one embodiment a method for operating an engine by injecting a gaseous fuel and a liquid...
Dual inlet turbocharger system for internal combustion engine
A dual-inlet turbocharger system for internal combustion engine includes a single-shaft turbocharger with a dual-inlet compressor section. An air router...
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....
Approach for injecting a reductant
A method of operating an internal combustion engine having a reductant delivery and storage system in an emission control system is disclosed. The method...
Component of a V-engine inboard-intake manifold cover
Method and system for application support knowledge transfer between
information technology organizations
A computer network system for implementing a knowledge transfer process includes one or more local computers. The processors of the computers may access a...
Variable displacement engine operation with NVH management
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine operable with a first cylinder firing frequency and a second cylinder firing frequency to...
Approach for determining exhaust gas sensor degradation
A method for determining degradation of an exhaust gas sensor positioned in an exhaust system for an internal combustion engine of a vehicle is provided. The...
Noise control system using smart materials
A noise control system operable within a box-like structure provided by the dual bulkhead plenum of the vehicle dashboard positioned within the transfer path...
Controlling torque in a flywheel powertrain
A method for controlling a powertrain for an automotive vehicle includes determining a desired flywheel torque, determining, with reference to the desired...
Hydraulic tensioner with overtravel limiter
A hydraulic tensioner for a drive system, including a flexible, inextensible drive element, has a bi-directional travel limiter associated with a hydraulically...
Door trim moving applique
A sliding door panel for covering an opening in a trim panel of a sliding door includes a bracket having a first guiding member. The sliding door panel includes...
Energy absorbing structure for a vehicle
A frontal collision energy absorbing structure includes a pair of left and right main frames. A front cross member and a rear cross member each connect the left...
Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle system including an engine that is selectively deactivated during engine idle-stop conditions. One...
Valve cover with decoupled NVH isolation and sealing features
A cylinder head cover, a system, and a method are disclosed for sealing a cylinder head and isolating cylinder head vibrations from a cylinder head cover body....
Method for controlling cylinder air charge for a turbo charged engine
having variable event valve actuators
A method for controlling cylinder air charge of an engine having a compressor is presented. In one example, the description includes a method for coordinating...
Ethanol separation using air from turbo compressor
Methods and systems for separating fuel and supplying the separated fuel to an engine are disclosed. In one example, alcohol is separated from a blend of...
Reductant storage sensing system and method
A catalyst supported on a substrate includes a heater embedded in a sub-region of the substrate to heat a local region of the catalyst. The amount of ammonia...
System and method for monitoring reductant quality
A method of operating an internal combustion engine having a reductant delivery and storage system in an emission control system, comprising of correlating a...
Dual action power drive unit for a vehicle door
A power drive unit system includes a vehicle door, a slide member, a motor, first and second cable guide members, first and second cables, an external spool, a...
V-engine inboard-intake manifold cover
Control of intake pressure for restart-enabled idle stop
Methods and systems are provided for controlling an engine of a vehicle. In one example, a throttle is adjusted improve engine restarting during an automatic...
Detection and control of power induced hop during traction control in a
A method for controlling a powertrain of a vehicle with wheels during a traction control event is provided. The method comprises adjusting wheel torque in...
System and method for classifying a target vehicle
A system and method for classifying a target vehicle using a sensor system, including a plurality of target vehicle sensors. The sensor system acquiring target...
Charge depleting energy management strategy for plug-in hybrid electric
A method for managing power distribution from an engine and a battery in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle whereby battery power is used to meet a driver demand...
Rear camera backup assistance with touchscreen display using two points of
Assistance for a backup maneuver of a motor vehicle in which a first point of interest on the vehicle is moved toward a second point of interest remote from the...
Methods and formulations for enhancing NH.sub.3 adsorption capacity of
selective catalytic reduction catalysts
A method of providing an automobile exhaust catalyst composition. The method includes acidifying a support composition with a conjugate base oxide of an...
Diesel engine exhaust treatment system and method including a platinum
group metal trapping device
A diesel engine exhaust treatment system and method is provided which includes a platinum group metal trapping device (16) comprising cerium oxide or a...
Soot oxidation catalyst and method of making
A catalyst composition for facilitating the oxidation of soot from diesel engine exhaust is provided. The catalyst composition includes a catalytic metal...
Process for making reusable tooling
A reusable, low investment tool for making parts is made by a process in which a mixture of sand and an activator is applied as a layer onto which a printed...
Transmission temperature sensing and control
As one example approach, temperature indications from transmission actuators are used to control the actuators and transmission shifting. For example,...
Ouput torque modulation control of a transmission in a hybrid electric
In a powertrain for motor vehicle that includes an engine, an electric machine, a transmission having an input driveably connected to the engine and a...
Oil control valve degradation detection and cleaning strategy
A method for operating an oil control valve coupled to a cam phaser configured to adjust a position of at least one cam between hard stops, the oil control...
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
A method of operating a hybrid vehicle propulsion system includes selectively operating the engine to consume fuel stored on-board the vehicle based on a...
Method for controlling spark for particulate filter regenerating
A system for filtering and oxidizing particulate matter produced by a gasoline direct injection engine is disclosed. In one embodiment, engine spark is...
HCCI heavy mixing mode
A method for operating a multi-stroke homogeneous charge compression ignition engine is described. The method includes late intake valve opening (LIVO) and also...
Method for starting an engine
A method for improving starting of an engine that may be repeatedly stopped and started is presented. In one embodiment, the method skips combustion in at least...
A guide for use in a vehicle engine having an engine block, cylinder head, and a cylinder head gasket. The guide comprises a valve lifter retention portion, a...
Non-intrusive EGR monitor for a hybrid electric vehicle
An EGR fault in an engine is detected by comparing actual MAP values with inferred MAP values, the latter being based on MAF and engine speed. Multiple pairs of...
Seal for fluid forming tools
An electro-hydraulic forming tool for forming a sheet metal blank in a one-sided die has first and second rigid rings that engage opposite sides of a sheet...
System for an engine having a particulate matter sensor
A system for improving operation of an engine having a particulate matter sensor is presented. The system may be used to improve engine operation during cold...
Multiple speed transmission producing a low-range
A multiple speed transmission for an automotive vehicle includes an input and an output, a planetary gear system comprising first, second and third planetary...
Method of emulating machine tool behavior for programmable logic
controller logical verification system
A method is provided of emulating and visualizing machine tool behavior for a programmable logic controller logical verification system for manufacturing a...
Modeling catalyst exotherm due to blowthrough
Modeling catalyst exotherm due to blowthrough is provided. The method of advantageously utilizes catalyst temperature based on an amount of blowthrough air and...
Wireless fuel level sensor for a vehicle fuel tank
A vehicle fuel tank is provided. The vehicle fuel tank includes a housing defining an interior region, a fuel level sensor coupled to the interior region, the...