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Hydrogen storage materials
In one embodiment, a hydrogen storage system includes a core of hydrogen sorbent material and a shell of crystalline metal hydride material enclosing at least a...
Temperature sensor diagnostics
A system for an internal combustion engine of a vehicle is disclosed. In one example, characteristics of an oxygen sensor are a basis for determining...
Inferred oil responsiveness using pressure sensor pulses
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine include determining oil responsiveness based on pressure variations associated with oil pump...
Bypass purge for protecting against formation of reductant deposits
Systems and methods are provided for injecting liquid reductant into an engine exhaust. An example system includes a gas deflector positioned upstream of an...
Vehicle front left/right grille
Method and system for generating configuration constraints for computer
A bill of material and a design layout are aligned to generate a configuration for a virtual vehicle. The bill of material includes a part number and usage...
Approach for reducing overheating of direct injection fuel injectors
A method of controlling fuel supplied to an engine is provided. In one example, a cylinder includes port and direct fuel injection. The method includes...
Engine control using spark restrike/multi-strike
Systems and methods for controlling an internal combustion engine include determining presence of charge dilution and selecting a spark restrike mode to provide...
Method and system for preventing disengagement between an electrical plug
and a charge port on an electric vehicle
A system and method is provided for preventing disengagement between an electrical plug and a charge port on an electric vehicle. One or more projections are...
Device and method for securing and removing a disk brake rotor to a wheel
A disc brake assembly comprising a brake rotor including a rotor flange having a circular countersink extending through a thickness of the rotor flange, with a...
Power assist steering system
The present invention provides a power assist steering system for use with a motor vehicle utilizing a torque sensor and an electronically controlled hydraulic...
Cylinder charge temperature control for an internal combustion engine
A method of operating an engine is provided. The engine includes operating a cylinder with net exhaust flow from the exhaust manifold, through the cylinder, to...
Automotive fuel system leak testing
Systems and methods for performing leak testing on fuel system components in hybrid vehicles during engine-off operating conditions are disclosed. For example,...
Device for measuring coefficient of friction
A device for measuring the coefficient of friction between a test surface and a test material, comprising a frame, a skid pad comprising the test material and...
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....
System and method for deploying a safety system
A system and method are provided for deploying a safety system when a vehicle involved in a front crash may be experiencing rotational velocity. The vehicle may...
User interface system for a vehicle
A user interface system and method for a vehicle enables access to an electronic device. The electronic device is configured to transmit a first data set...
Cross traffic alert with parking angle trajectory
The subject of the present invention is a host vehicle that determines a parking angle while backing out of a parking space and employs this parking angle when...
Implantable device for the sustained release of a polypeptide
Described herein are implantable devices, formulations and methods of making implantable devices for the release of a polypeptide from an implantable device,...
Progressive catalyst loading for integrated particulate filter and
selective catalytic reduction unit
The present invention relates to an emission control system for reducing gases from the exhaust of a combustion engine. In at least one embodiment, the emission...
Transmission clutch stroking control during an engine restart in a hybrid
A method for controlling restart of an engine in a hybrid electric powertrain includes stopping the vehicle and engine, initiating the restart, estimating time...
A sun visor assembly includes a sun visor in which the corners associated with one of the longer edges are rotatably mounted to an automotive vehicle, one...
Fuel heating during cold start in a direct-injection gasoline engine
It has been found that direct-injection gasoline engines emit particulate matter during the first 500 seconds of operation due to fuel impacting combustion...
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...
Hybrid vehicle system having engine with variable valve operation
A method for operating a vehicle, the vehicle including an internal combustion engine coupled in the vehicle, the engine having at least one cylinder with an...
Stored compressed air management for improved engine performance
A method for providing air to a combustion chamber of an engine, the engine including a compressor and a boost tank selectably coupled to an intake manifold....
Method and system for turbocharging an engine
A method for improving operation of a turbocharged engine is presented. In one embodiment, the method may reduce engine emissions and improve engine efficiency...
Sealing strip and vehicle frame assembly
The present invention relates to an improved retention sealing strip (10) that improves the ease of assembly, and reduces manufacturing costs. The sealing strip...
Vehicle door active and passive control device
An apparatus for vehicle door deflection and movement control. The apparatus includes a primary electromagnetic device disposed generally in a vehicle door...
Trailer identification system
A system and method that, upon connection of a trailer to a tow vehicle, recognizes the trailer and applies a stored trailer configuration in a controller. In...
Vehicle and method for controlling regenerative braking
A vehicle and a method for controlling regenerative braking are provided. To take advantage of regenerative braking, the maximum available regenerative braking...
Adjustable mounting system for vehicular body components
An adjustable mounting system for a vehicular body component includes a base having a number of slide rails, with retainers slidingly engaged with the slide...
Structural oil baffle for engine covers
An oil baffle, a system, and a method are disclosed for separating a gaseous component from oil in a blow-by vapor for an internal combustion engine. An example...
Engine cover having a retainer to secure an engine accessory
A cam cover for a cylinder head of an internal combustion engine which has an aperture in the cam cover adapted to permit spark plug installation into the...
On-board water addition for fuel separation system
A fuel delivery system for an internal combustion engine including a fuel tank, a membrane dividing the fuel tank into at least a first and second portion, the...
Adjustable steering column assembly for a motor vehicle
A steering column assembly for a motor vehicle is disclosed having lower and upper steering column members that are slidingly interengaged. The upper column...
Vehicle wheel cover
Internal combustion engine having common power source for ion current
sensing and fuel injectors
An electrical power system for an engine powered at least in part by a battery having a battery voltage and including a fuel injector and at least one...
Method and device for assisting a driver in developing a fuel-saving
Various embodiments relate to a method and device for assisting a driver of a motor vehicle to develop a fuel-saving driving style. A route section which...
Compositions and methods for treating precocious puberty
The present invention is directed to the controlled delivery of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, preferably from a polymeric material that is...
Exhaust aftertreatment system and method of treating exhaust gas
A diesel exhaust aftertreatment system and method are provided. The system includes a lean NO.sub.x trap for reducing NO.sub.x and a transition metal-exchanged...
Emission SCR NO.sub.X aftertreatment system having reduced SO.sub.3
generation and improved durability
An exemplary emission treatment system for reducing gases from the exhaust of an engine includes an exhaust passage for transporting the exhaust from the...
Air filtration apparatus
An air filter assembly for an evaporative emissions control canister used with an internal combustion engine fuel system. The assembly includes: a housing...
Temperature control of dual input clutch transmission
A system for controlling temperature of a transmission clutch includes a housing containing the clutch, a fan for circulating air through the housing and over...
Powertrain for a hybrid vehicle with all-wheel drive capability and method
for controlling wheel slip
A hybrid-electric powertrain and control method for a vehicle having forward traction wheels and rearward traction wheels in an all-wheel drive configuration....
Transmission engagement control during an engine restart of a hybrid
A method for controlling transmission engagement during restart of an engine in a hybrid electric powertrain includes moving a gear lever between a forward...
System for seat-actuated head rest extension and retraction
A head rest system for an automotive vehicle seat movable between an extended position when the seat back of the vehicle seat is in its upright position and a...