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Universal tailgate hinge
An entry assembly includes a frame and a gate. The frame has a first side and a second side. The gate is connected to the frame. The gate defines a demarcation...
The invention relates to an elastic bushing having an elastic element and a holding element for receiving the elastic element. The holding element having an...
Traction and stability control system and method for a vehicle with
mechanically independent front and rear...
A vehicle powertrain with mechanically independent sets of front and rear traction wheels has separate motive power units. An electronic control system...
Transmission upshift input torque modulation for a hybrid electric vehicle
In a powertrain for motor vehicle that includes an engine, an electric machine able to function alternately as a motor and a generator, and a transmission whose...
Ignition coil to spark plug mating apparatus
A retaining apparatus is provided for mating an ignition coil to a spark plug.
Lift pump control for a two pump direct injection fuel system
An economical method for controlling a lift pump operating as part of a direct injection fuel system is described. According to the method, at least two...
Camshaft phaser for internal combustion engine
A camshaft phaser for an internal combustion engine includes a rotor which is rotationally coupled to a camshaft and a hydraulic positioning system for timing...
The disclosure relates to an internal combustion engine with a cooling circuit having a water jacket portion in the cylinder block and a water jacket portion in...
Preventing voids in extruded teeth or splines
An apparatus for extruding teeth in a blank includes a press that includes a lower die plate for supporting the blank thereon, and upper die plate that moves...
System for controlling contaminant deposition in exhaust gas recirculation
A system for controlling contaminant deposition in an exhaust recirculation cooler mounted in a vehicle to allow exhaust gas to recirculate along a gas...
Cylinder head for an internal combustion engine
A cylinder head adapted to be mounted to a cylinder block of an internal combustion engine has a cooling jacket at least partially integrated in the cylinder...
Diesel particulate filter overstress mitigation
Methods and systems for reducing overstress of a DPF are provided herein. One example of such a method is based on radial temperature gradient near the exit...
System and method for controlling an engine during transient events
Systems and methods for controlling an internal combustion engine include adjusting fuel delivered to a cylinder during a transient event by an amount indexed...
Rough road detection system used in an on-board diagnostic system
An on-board diagnostic system of a vehicle comprises disabling diagnostic operation, such as a misfire monitor, based on road roughness. In one example, the...
Retractable overhead charging cord dispenser for vehicles
The present invention is generally directed to a retractable overhead charging cord dispenser which has multi-positioning capability to provide plug-in electric...
Fuel cell stack flow diversion
A fuel cell system has a compressor delivering compressed gas to a fuel cell stack and a control valve affecting the flow of compressed gas. A load dump...
Variable displacement piezo-electric pumps
A variable displacement piezo-electric pump which includes a pump housing having a side housing wall defining a pump chamber, an inlet line and an outlet line...
Latch assembly for a vehicle door
An improved latch assembly (14) is provided for securing a vehicle door (12) in a closed position. Specifically, in one embodiment, the improved latch assembly...
Vehicle and fuel storage system for a vehicle
A vehicle and a fuel storage system for a vehicle are provided. A frame defining a perimeter structure and having first and second ends, and a generally open...
Friction control element having a stroked state
A control element for opening and closing a drive connection between a first member and a second member includes a first ring engaged with the first member,...
Multi-function throttle valve
An engine system comprises an air cleaner, a combustion chamber coupled to an intake port, and an intake manifold. The intake manifold is configured to receive...
Integrated cover and exhaust gas recirculation cooler for internal
An integrated engine cover and exhaust gas recirculation cooler for an internal combustion engine includes a cover for enclosing a portion of an engine and an...
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system
A method for operating an internal combustion engine Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system that includes producing an EGR valve position signal to decrease the...
Method and system for fuel vapor control
A method and system for fuel vapor control in a hybrid vehicle (HEV). The HEV fuel vapor recovery system includes a fuel tank isolation valve, which is normally...
Intake manifold system for internal combustion engine
An intake manifold system for an internal combustion engine includes inlet runners attached to a mounting flange. The inlet runners may be one piece with the...
Shallow piston bowl and injector spray pattern for a gasoline,
A combustion system for a direct-injection, spark-ignition engine is disclosed. A side-mounted fuel injector located outboard the intake valves directs multiple...
Induction system for internal combustion engine
An induction system for an internal combustion engine includes an upper intake for receiving air from a supply, such as a turbocharger, and a lower intake which...
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...
EGR mixer for high-boost engine systems
An EGR mixer comprises an upstream conduit section having a contracting flow area in a direction of air flow through the mixer, a downstream conduit section...
Warming intake air using EGR cooler in dual-throttle boosted engine system
A method for providing intake air to an engine in a vehicle comprises delivering compressed fresh air and EGR to the engine via first and second throttle valves...
CO2 information display and method
A method and system for estimating CO2 produced by an internal combustion engine disposed in a vehicle and transmitting the CO2 produced to a display device...
Increased capability modular vehicle-dynamics control architecture
A system and method for controlling the amount of torque generated by at least one torque generating device in a vehicle is provided. A vehicle layer transmits...
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...
Air filtration apparatus
An air filter assembly is provided for an evaporative emissions control canister used with an internal combustion engine fuel system. The air filter assembly...
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...
Method for diagnosing fuel injectors
A fuel injector diagnostic is disclosed. In one example, the diagnostic can determine if that amount of fuel injected or the timing of start of injection is...
Determination of diesel particulate filter load under both transient and
steady state drive cycles
Methods for updating the PF soot load of an engine are provided herein. In one example, a soot storage estimate is based on processing operations that occur at...
Method and system for financing acquisition of vehicles
In one embodiment of the present invention, a method for financing acquisition of a vehicle is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a future interest in a...
System and method for dynamically determining vehicle loading and vertical
loading distance for use in a...
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a roll rate sensor (34) for generating a roll rate signal, a lateral acceleration...
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...
Vehicle engine speed control for a continuously variable transmission
A vehicle and a method for controlling a vehicle transmission is provided. The vehicle has at least one wheel and a positionable acceleration device. The...
Vehicle power system and electrical contactor for use with same
A vehicle power system includes an electrical power source, an electrical bus, and a contactor electrically connected with the electrical power source and...
Motor system with magnet for a vehicle fuel pump
A rotor for a brushless motor is resistant to degradation in alternative fuels and has desirable magnetic properties. A stator for a brushless DC motor includes...
Method of coating a substrate for adhesive bonding
According to at least one aspect of the present invention, a coated substrate surface is provided. In at least one embodiment, the coated substrate surface...
Vehicle transmission with jet pump
The present disclosure relates to a vehicle transmission with jet pump. The jet pump includes a hydraulic control system that has a nozzle fitted between a...
Integrated rear high mounted identification lamp and bed cargo lamp
A cargo lamp assembly includes a lamp housing with first and second ends having first and second adjacent cavities. A first incandescent light source is...
Temperature responsive flow control valve for an engine cooling system
A temperature responsive control valve is disclosed. The valve may have a housing having a hot inlet, a cold inlet and an outlet. A first valve member, and a...
Cooling system for a vehicle battery
Air is cooled by a heat exchanger of a vehicle. The cooled air is directed to a cabin and/or battery of the vehicle. Ports in the cooling path direct the cooled...
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...
Direct-start engine operation utlizing multi-strike ignition
A method for engine starting is provided. The method may include performing idle-stop operation, and during a subsequent re-start, applying multi-strike...