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Energy distributing side structure for vehicle side impact occupant
An energy distributing side structure for a vehicle is disclosed. The side structure includes a B-pillar having a wide base and an internal reinforcing tube, a...
Lockout feature for full open hinge
A hinge mechanism having a vehicle bracket that includes a pawl engagement member extending therefrom. A horizontally-rotating swing arm is rotatably coupled...
Mounting system for mounting a body to a vehicle tailgate
A mounting system for mounting a body to a tailgate having first and second latch assemblies that engage a pair of striker plates. The mounting system includes...
Diesel fuel cooling system and control strategy
A method is described for cooling fuel for a diesel engine system with a common rail fuel injection system having a coolant pump and a fan. The method comprises...
Engine control with valve deactivation monitoring using exhaust pressure
A system or method for controlling a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine operable in a reduced displacement mode with at least one valve or cylinder...
Mode-switching cam follower
A mode-switching cam follower is disclosed, wherein the follower includes a body, a cam contact movably coupled to the body, and a latch member movably coupled...
Method for estimating a used vehicle's market value
A method for estimating a used vehicle's market value is disclosed. The method searches for a set of comparable vehicles in an existing historical database of...
System for dynamically determining vehicle rear/trunk loading for use in a
vehicle control system
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a pitch rate sensor (37) generating a pitch rate signal, a longitudinal acceleration...
System for dynamically determining axle loadings of a moving vehicle using
integrated sensing system and its...
A vehicle (10) includes a control system (18) that is used to control a vehicle system. The control system determines a wheel normal loading in response to...
Method and system for controlling a motive power system of an automotive
Environment conditions expected to be encountered by a vehicle are used as inputs in determining operating modes of a motive power system of a plug-in hybrid...
Multi-chamber noise control system
A noise control system is operable within a box-like structure provided by the dual bulkhead plenum of the vehicle dashboard positioned within the transfer path...
Power converter system for an automotive vehicle and method for
A DC/DC power converter includes an electrically configurable transformer/inductor. The electrically configurable transformer/inductor receives a power plug....
Gas conditioning device and method
A humidification device is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the humidification device includes at least one wet gas channel and at least one dry gas...
Vehicle frame with offset load path to a hinge pillar and rocker
A vehicle frame sub-assembly including a hinge pillar assembly and A-pillar assembly. A high strength hinge pillar reinforcement and A-pillar reinforcement are...
A motor vehicle (5) has a roof structure including a front roof member (6) and a rear member (4) which together form a cover for a passenger compartment (I) of...
Stowable child seat for automotive vehicles
A child seat mount assembly, a seat for mounting a child seat, and a passenger vehicle having a stowable child seat are provided. A seat back is connected to...
Frame structure of automotive vehicle
A pair of side frames extends longitudinally away from each other in a vehicle width direction, which includes a closed cross section formed by an outer panel...
Method for idle speed control
A method is disclosed for controlling engine output in a vehicle having a hydraulic power steering system. The method may include, during an idle condition...
Pump control for reformate fuel storage tank
Various systems and methods are described for a controlling a flow of reformate fuel in a fuel system which includes a reformer and a storage tank coupled to an...
Approach for identifying and responding to an unresponsive wastegate in a
twin turbocharged engine
An engine system for a vehicle is provided, comprising an internal combustion engine including an exhaust system; a first turbine including a first wastegate...
Hybrid high-pressure low-pressure EGR system
An example system for inducting air into an engine includes a compressor and a turbine mechanically coupled to the compressor and driven by expanding engine...
Turbocharged engine control operation with adjustable compressor bypass
A method of operating an engine having a turbocharger and a high pressure EGR system is provided. A recirculation valve of the turbocharger's compressor is...
Plug-in vehicle having a recharging port with a state of charge indicator
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...
Method for removing hydrogen sulfide from an emissions stream
A method of removing hydrogen sulfide from an emissions stream is disclosed, wherein the method includes directing the emissions stream into a hydrogen sulfide...
Suction filter for automatic transmission fluid
An assembly for filtering contaminants from automatic transmission fluid includes a housing including a first inlet and a second inlet, through which fluid...
System and method to reduce stall during deceleration fuel shut off
A method of controlling fuel injection in an engine of a vehicle comprising of deactivating a fuel injector of the engine during a deceleration condition of the...
Vehicle launch using a transmission input clutch
A method for controlling a transmission input clutch during a vehicle launch includes selecting a subject device that transmits torque between an input and an...
System for using mechanical power to operate a hybrid electric vehicle
An automotive transmission transitions from a drive gear to a neutral gear when an engine is shutdown. During a rolling pull-up, a crankshaft of the engine will...
Engine and exhaust heating for hybrid vehicle
A method for controlling a vehicle engine having a plurality of cylinders and an electric motor configured to rotate the engine is provided. The method...
Multi-stroke internal combustion engine
An example engine method utilizes a first intake valve actuated by a first camshaft once every four piston strokes and a second intake valve actuated by a...
Device for estimating the load state of a NO.sub.x storage catalytic
A device for estimating the loading state of a NOx storage catalytic converter. The device includes a module for determining the oxygen concentration difference...
Controlled air-fuel ratio modulation air fuel sensor input
A method is described for identifying fuel composition from an index ratio of oxygen sensors upstream and downstream of a catalyst of the engine. Different...
System and method for reducing NO.sub.x emissions during transient
conditions in a diesel fueled vehicle with EGR
The present invention is a dual-stage fuel injection strategy for compression ignition engines in which 15-40% of the fuel is injected into the combustion...
System and method for displaying vehicle efficiency
A system and method for determining and displaying an overall efficiency value of a vehicle. The vehicle may include an engine and an electric machine that...
Detecting operation of a vehicle on an ascending grade
In a vehicle that includes an engine driveably connected to the vehicle wheels, an accelerator pedal, and an electric motor for transmitting power to at least...
Power steering pump flow control
An apparatus for preventing noise from occurring due to cavitation in a power steering pump during low temperature start-up includes the addition of a...
Door block arrangement for energy absorbing vehicle door
An energy absorbing vehicle door having a door block strategically located within the door is disclosed. The door block has an upper portion and a lower...
Multiple spark plug per cylinder engine with individual plug control
A system and method for operating a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having at least two spark plugs per cylinder include a first control wire...
System and method for controlling auto-ignition
A method controlling combustion modes of an engine with at least a first and second cylinder, the engine having a first actuator configured to control at least...
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, vaporization may be...
Heating engine oil in an internal combustion engine
The disclosure relates to an internal combustion engine having a cylinder head and cylinder block serving as an upper crankcase portion for holding a crankshaft...
Method for estimating compressor output temperature for a two-stage
A method for estimating the output temperature of the output compressor of a two-stage turbocharger. The method includes: storing a composite relationship...
Vehicle wheel cover
System and method for determining a side-impact collision status of a
A system and method are provided to determine the side-impact collision status of a nearby vehicle or vehicles. If a nearby vehicle has been in a collision,...
System and method for determining a collision status of a nearby vehicle
A system and method are provided to determine the collision status of a nearby vehicle or vehicles. If a nearby vehicle has been in a collision, responsive...
Apparatus and method for wound diagnosis
A configurable scanner (1), for contactless measurement of the depth and perimeter of a wound on a target body part (9), has a scan head (4), and is configured...
Vehicle mounting and alignment bracket
A bracket for attaching and aligning a forward-looking radar (FLR) having a front face is disclosed according to one embodiment. The bracket includes a bracket...
Delay compensated air/fuel control of an internal combustion engine of a
A fuel control approach that compensates for time delays to increase exhaust gas sensor feedback response speed.