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Exhaust treatment system for internal combustion engine
Systems and methods are provided for operating an engine exhaust system. In one example, a system comprises a first valve, and a second valve coupled to the...
Multi-cooler EGR cooling
A system is described for coordination of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) flow through and around a plurality of EGR coolers differently depending on operating...
Composition and method for controlling excessive exhaust gas temperatures
A method of operating an internal combustion engine having a reductant delivery and storage system in an emission control system is disclosed. The method...
Spark plug ground electrode shield remover
A tool for removing a spark plug from an internal combustion engine after such ground electrode shield has been broken away from an upper portion of a spark...
Controlling cylinder mixture and turbocharger operation
A method for controlling differences in exhaust gas residual amount for a two cylinder bank engine having at least one turbocharger is presented. In one...
Adaptive clutch torque control for a powershift transmission
A method for controlling an input clutch of a vehicle transmission that includes an output driveably connected to the input clutch includes increasing the...
Zero-lash Oldham coupling
An Oldham-style coupling assembly wherein a driving shaft (12) is rotatably coupled to a driven shaft (32) using a reduced-lash flexible coupling assembly. The...
Vehicle trunk taillight
Road wheel ornament
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...
Automotive power supply system and method of operating same
A battery control module monitors discharge voltages associated with a traction battery of an automotive vehicle. The battery control module cycles the traction...
System for plasma treating a plastic component
A system is provided for plasma treating a plastic component having an exterior surface and an inside surface. The system comprises at least one fixture. The...
Vehicle rear door articulating mechanism
A vehicle rear door unsequenced articulating mechanism including one or more articulating hinge assemblies having one or more hinge arms pivotally mounted to a...
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
A method for operating a vehicle may include operating a motor and an engine to propel the vehicle, and increasing consumption of fuel as a residence time of...
Vehicle fuel vapor management
A fuel vapor recovery system and method for an automotive vehicle are disclosed. The vehicle fuel tank is vented to atmosphere via a passageway having a carbon...
System and method for reducing power consumption when heating a fuel
A method for heating fuel injectors of an internal combustion engine supplies current from a power source to a plurality of electrically operable mechanical...
Staggered intake valve opening with bifurcated port to eliminate hydrogen
A method is described for operating a gaseous fueled engine, where gaseous fuel and intake air are delivered to a first intake port of a cylinder of the engine...
Electromagnetic valve actuator and valve guide having reduced temperature
An internal combustion engine includes an electromagnetic valve actuator having an armature between upper and lower electromagnets with a stem extending through...
System and method for updating vehicle computing platform configuration
A configurable vehicle computer is enabled based on identification information associated with a driver. Updates to the configurable vehicle computer are stored...
Permanent magnet temperature estimation
A method of controlling a vehicle including a permanent magnet (PM) synchronous motor is provided. The motor is controlled based on direct-axis (d-axis) and...
Speaker system for a vehicle
In response to an applied force, a speaker system is configured to deploy from a confined area so as to function as a pelvis pusher. Additionally, portions of...
Parking angle determination and cross traffic alert
The subject of the present invention is a vehicle that determines a parking angle while parking and employs the parking angle when using a cross traffic alert...
Centralized HV interlock system
A centralized high voltage interlock system includes an electrical source, an interlock control unit electrically connected to the electrical source, at least...
Control of the flow rate in a transmission oil cooler
A system for controlling a flow rate in a vehicle transmission includes a source of fluid exiting a torque converter, an oil cooler, a source of control...
Hydraulic control apparatus for an automatic dual clutch transmission
A hydraulic control apparatus for an automatic dual clutch transmission, comprising a first clutch with a first partial transmission and a second clutch with a...
Double hydroformed tube with integral reinforcement
A hydroforming process forms a hydroformed automotive component as a multiple cell member having an integral internal rib separating the cells and reinforcing...
Valve operating camshaft system for internal combustion engine
A camshaft system includes a number of cam lobes locked upon a cylindrical shaft. Bearings configured with one-piece bores and are engaged with the cylindrical...
Engine boost control for multi-fuel engine
A fuel delivery approach for an engine includes delivering a first fuel blend from a first, lower alcohol fuel tank to a port injector; delivering a second,...
Vehicular vision system
A vision system for a vehicle that identifies and classifies objects (targets) located proximate a vehicle. The system comprises a sensor array that produces...
Vehicle trajectory control system
Systems and methods for controlling a throttle plate to adjust airflow to the engine are provided. A transmission having an input speed and an output speed and...
Conduit to component fitting having a leak detection mechanism
A leak detection mechanism for use with a pressurized system that relates generally to an assembly for connecting a conduit to a component. The mechanism...
System and method of inhibiting the effects of driveline backlash in a
hybrid propulsion system
In a hybrid electric vehicle, a motor may be downstream of an engine and transmission. This configuration can be exploited by using the motor to buffer and...
System and method of extending regenerative braking in a hybrid electric
A method of generating brake force to decelerate a vehicle is provided. The method includes during a deceleration condition, generating brake torque via a...
EGR cooler defouling
A method to dislodge an adherent residue in an EGR cooler, the EGR cooler installed in an engine. The method comprises switchably flowing the exhaust gas...
System and method for tip-in knock compensation
A system for an engine of a vehicle includes methanol and water injection to abate engine knock. The injection is provided directly into the cylinder.
Directly injected internal combustion engine system
An engine system for a vehicle, comprising of a combustion chamber, a first in-cylinder direct injector configured to deliver a first substance including at...
Helical exhaust passage
A system and method for treating exhaust gasses from an engine is described. In one example, the exhaust gasses are routed from the engine to atmosphere through...
Diesel turbine SCR catalyst
A system for treating exhaust gases from an engine is described. The system includes, the exhaust gases routed from the engine to atmosphere through an exhaust...
Reductant injection system diagnostics
A method is described for controlling operation of a reductant injection system. In one example, a pump of the reductant injection system is operated at a...
Vehicle fog lamp cover
Gaseous fuel management system for automotive vehicle
A gaseous fuel management system for an automotive vehicle includes at least one gas sensor for detecting the presence of gaseous fuel outside of the confines...
Integrated control system for stability control of yaw, roll and lateral
motion of a driving vehicle using an...
An integrated stability control system using the signals from an integrated sensing system for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of sensors sensing the...
Dual battery vehicle electrical systems
A dual battery electrical system for a vehicle having an engine comprises a primary load and a secondary load and is switchable between an ON state in which the...
Method for forming molding compounds and articles therefrom
A method for forming a molding compound including simultaneously chopping a non-synthetic reinforcement member and a synthetic reinforcement member and forming...
Dynamic allocation of drive torque
A method for operating a powertrain in a hybrid vehicle is provided. The method comprises providing torque to drive the vehicle from both an electric drive and...
Power supply temperature sensor and system
A power supply temperature sensor and system includes a power supply housing configured to receive at least one power supply unit, such as a battery cell. The...
Motor vehicle stowable roof assembly
An actuation mechanism for a stowable front roof panel includes a first support assembly to provide vertical movement of the roof panel and a second sliding...