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Variable venturi system and method for engine
Systems and methods for an engine are described. In one example, a system may include a variable venturi coupled in an intake of the engine; an exhaust gas...
EGR cooler bypass strategy
A system and method for controlling an engine control an EGR cooler bypass valve to divert at least a portion of EGR flow around an EGR cooler when operating...
Method for reinforcing a tubular beam with a sleeve
A method of reinforcing a hollow beam by inserting a sleeve that is held in place by a tang that is placed on a supporting portion of a first or second opening...
System and method for assembling a vehicle body structure
A system and method for assembling a vehicle body structure. The system includes first and second end effectors for positioning first and second body structure...
Compensation for oxygenated fuels in a diesel engine
A fuel compensation factor (FCF) is determined to account for the amount of oxygenated fuel blended in diesel fuel. In one embodiment, the FCF is based on an...
Sun protection system for automotive vehicle
A sun protection system for a transportation vehicle has plurality of LCD zones laminated into one or more glazings of the vehicle. An occupant sensor detects...
Permanent magnet machine
A permanent magnet electric machine with optimum motoring efficiency is disclosed. It is adapted for use in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain. An asymmetric...
Vehicle creep control in a hybrid electric vehicle
In a powertrain that includes wheels for driving a vehicle, an engine including a crankshaft, a machine driveably connected to the crankshaft and able to...
Clutch assembly with a leg spring
A clutch device is described comprising a first clutch element, a second clutch element that is disposed in a coaxial manner in relation to the first clutch...
Adaptive EGR control for internal combustion engines
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine having an EGR valve determine a base valve position to deliver a target flow using a stored...
Coordination of HP and LP EGR
A method for charging an intake manifold of an engine comprises adjusting an LP EGR flow rate and an uncooled HP EGR flow rate within first limits to maintain a...
Common rail fuel system with integrated diverter
An internal combustion engine includes a fuel system having a first fuel rail with an integrated diverter portion coupled to a high-pressure pump and separated...
Multi-component transient fuel compensation
A method adjusts fuel injection to account for fuel puddling in the engine intake. The fuel is adjusted based on the ethanol content of the fuel in the puddle,...
Efficiency enhancement to a laser ignition system
A method for a laser ignition system to operate in at least two modes based on a four-stroke combustion cycle, wherein laser light energy is generated to ignite...
Adjusting valve timing to deactivate engine cylinders for variable
An internal combustion engine having two cylinder banks and adjustable camshaft timing is disclosed in which the camshafts in one cylinder bank are adjusted so...
Intake air heating and exhaust cooling
Intake air heating and exhaust cooling is provided by a double wall exhaust system serving as an exhaust-to-air heat exchanger, sourcing hot air to the intake...
Adapting indicated engine torque during regeneration of a diesel
In a motor vehicle powertrain that includes a diesel engine, a particulate filter and a torque converter, a method for correcting an indicated engine output...
Vehicle front skidplate
Vehicle front left/right grille
Reformate control via accelerometer
Engine surge includes oscillations in engine torque resulting in bucking or jerking motion of a vehicle that may degrade driver experience. The present...
Fuel based engine operation control
Methods are provided for operating an engine with a variable fuel blend in a cylinder, where the variable fuel blend varies a peak achievable engine torque for...
Optimal engine operating power management strategy for a hybrid electric
A method is disclosed for managing power in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having multiple components, including at least two of a group comprising an...
Hydrogen storage materials containing ammonia borane
According to at least one aspect of the present invention, an ammonia borane containing hydrogen storage material is provided to be present with substantially...
Vehicle having a passenger compartment body structure
A vehicle having a body structure that defines a front portion of a passenger compartment. The vehicle includes first and second closure frame structures and a...
Fuel based cylinder knock control
Various systems and methods are described for controlling operation of engine cylinders, where each cylinder has a first and second injector for delivering...
Method for operating an engine
A method for operating an engine with a fuel reformer is presented. In one embodiment a first fuel is reformed into a gaseous fuel comprising H, CO, and...
Vehicle front bumper
Calibration scheme for an exhaust gas sensor
Various systems and methods are described for controlling an engine in a vehicle in response to an equilibrium value of an exhaust gas constituent generated...
Method for controlling an internal combustion engine
A system and method are disclosed for controlling an internal combustion engine in which actual concentration of combusted gas in the intake is compared with...
System and method for automatic storage and retrieval of emergency
A vehicle communication system may retrieve "in case of emergency" (ICE) information from a wireless device. The ICE information may include contact...
Rubber compositions containing an oil blend of a petroleum oil and a
biobased oil and methods of making the same
According to at least one aspect of the present invention, a rubber composition is provided. In at least one embodiment, the rubber composition comprises a...
Battery terminal with an opening coaxial with openings in a U-shaped
A battery terminal connector including a pair of U-shaped terminal clamps and an intermediate portion connecting the terminal clamps. Each of the terminal...
A head restraint assembly for use with a vehicle seat, the head restraint assembly having a head restraint armature that is adapted to be attached to a seat...
Combined tramp rod and anti-roll bar
A combined tramp rod and anti-roll bar is secured between a rear axle beam and the chassis of a vehicle. The tramp rod and anti-roll bar has an intermediate...
Auto-seek electrical connection for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
An auto-seek operating mode for a vehicle adjusts the vehicle in a direction transverse to a vehicle central axis using a vehicle power steering system and...
Valve operating system for variable displacement internal combustion
A cylinder valve operating system for a variable displacement internal combustion engine having poppet valves includes a cam arm driven by a camshaft and a...
Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst injection systems
A Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) injection system for mixing reductant with exhaust gasses. The system includes a plate disposed between walls of an...
Vehicle front bumper splitter
Method for detection of emissions levels during extended engine speed
A method for detection of emissions levels during extended engine speed controlled operation is provided. The method includes monitoring mass airflow passing...
Vehicle control system with advanced tire monitoring
A control system (11) for a vehicle (10) includes vehicle dynamics sensors (35-47) providing a vehicle dynamics signal. Tire monitoring system sensors (20) in...
System and method for rebalancing a vehicle battery
A vehicle may include an electric machine, a battery, a driver interface and one or more controllers. The one or more controllers may be configured to determine...
Collapsible filtration tank for a dust collector
A collapsible filtration tank for a dust collector includes an outer frame, an engaging base and a filter. The outer frame is formed cylindrical, having plural...
Door assembly for climate control system
A motor vehicle climate control system that utilizes a door to selectively open and close an inlet formed in a housing of the climate control system. The...
Door trim-integrated pelvic impact energy-absorbing construction for
An integrated door substrate and pelvic bolster is provided for use in a vehicle. The integrated component is formed from a polymerizable material by injection...
Table and seat system for a vehicle
A passenger vehicle comprising a vehicle body and at least one seat is provided. The vehicle body includes a front end and a rear end. The seat is mounted...
Direct injection alcohol engine with boost and spark control
Boosted engine operation and spark timing of an engine may be adjusted with alcohol content of the fuel in a direct injection engine. Further, various...
A system for controlling a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders with electronically actuated valves (EVA) is presented....
System and method for facilitating homogeneous charge compression ignition
A method of transitioning between homogeneous charge compression ignition and spark ignition in a combustion chamber of an engine that is configured for...