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System and method for determining a NO.sub.x storage capacity of catalytic
Performance characteristics of a catalytic device are determined based on a particle size of a particulate component of the catalytic device. In this way, aging...
System and method for improved vehicle response during vehicle
A vehicle control method for a vehicle having an internal combustion engine coupled to a torque converter is described. In one embodiment, the engine air flow...
Apparatus and method for remotely testing multiple communication channel
inputs to a vehicle computer
An embodiment of the present invention includes an apparatus for remotely testing a plurality of communication channel inputs to an automobile computer. The...
Method and system for associating a tire pressure sensor to a wheel
location in an intitiator based tire...
A method and system for eliminating cross talk in a tire pressure monitoring system that ranks potential sensor identifications based on the number of times the...
Multi-function light switch with extendable module
A multi-function light switch unit mountable to an interior panel of an automotive vehicle has a rotatable outer ring controlling a main headlamp, two pushbutton...
Integrated seal for fuel cell assembly and fuel cell stack
A solid polymer fuel cell comprising a membrane electrode assembly that is in adhesive contact with a first flow field plate around the circumferential edge of...
Moon roof frame module for reinforcement of automotive roof
A moon roof frame module is sized to span between the laterally spaced roof side rails of an automotive roof frame structure and is welded to the opposing roof...
Hydrocarbon retaining and purging system
Systems, methods, and computer readable storage media are described in which exhaust gas is routed to a hydrocarbon retaining device during starting, and purged...
Engine output control system and method
A method for a boosted engine including first and second injectors includes adjusting boost during a disabled condition of a first injector to compensate for...
Variable displacement engine having selectively engageable rocker arm with
Systems and methods for selectively activating and deactivating gas exchange valves in a variable displacement internal combustion engine include a rocker arm...
Direct dipping cooled power module and packaging
A power module package including a fully enclosed package comprising sidewalls; wherein at least one of said sidewalls includes a conductive substrate; wherein...
Braking control system for vehicle
A braking control system and method for a vehicle improves vehicle stability and steerability. When a braking torque is being applied and a road disturbance is...
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...
Split-series sequential turbocharged engine
For an internal combustion engine having two cylinder banks forming a V-shaped cylinder block, a turbocharger system including a high pressure turbocharger...
Vehicle front bumper cover
Vehicle upper grille
Hybrid electric vehicle braking downshift control
A hybrid propulsion system for a vehicle is disclosed. In one embodiment an energy conversion device compensates for transmission shifting. The system can...
Axial insulation for a universal cross joint
A universal joint comprising two joint yokes. One of the joint yokes is connected a driven shaft or drive shaft. The other joint yoke is connected to the other...
Method and apparatus for pre-impact deployment of air bag
An air bag deployment system includes a pre-impact sensor operative to detect an imminent impact and at least one post-impact sensor operative to detect an...
Method and tool for contracting tubular members by electro-hydraulic
forming before hydroforming
A tubular preform is contracted in an electro-hydraulic forming operation. The tubular preform is wrapped with one or more coils of wire and placed in a chamber...
Post impact safety system with vehicle contact information
A system for providing post-impact signals in a vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes at least one impact zone with a passive safety sensor positioned at...
Self-calibrating NO.sub.x sensor
A system for calibrating a response to an exhaust-stream NO.sub.x level in a motor vehicle is provided. The system comprises a NO.sub.x sensor that includes an...
Fuel vapor purging diagnostics
Systems and methods are provided for monitoring reverse flow of fuel vapors and/or air through a vehicle fuel vapor recovery system, said fuel vapor recovery...
Electromechanical valve timing during a start
A method is described for starting an internal combustion engine. During a run-up in engine speed of the engine starting, the method includes adjusting intake...
Methods for variable displacement engine diagnostics
Various methods are described for monitoring cylinder valve deactivation in an engine, the engine including at least a cylinder valve actuator for deactivating...
System and method for qualitatively determining vehicle loading conditions
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a controller (26) that determines whether or not a potential load change has occurred in...
Vehicle information display and method
An information display for a vehicle includes an indicator arrangement having a visual display configured to provide driver demand information to a vehicle...
Tool holder assembly
A tool holder assembly including a cutting tool, a tool holder, and an adapter. The cutting tool includes a fluid passage and an end portion. The tool holder...
Simultaneous movement system for a vehicle door II
A simultaneous movement system for a vehicle door is provided. The system includes a simultaneous movement system comprising first and second primary hinge arms,...
Side mounted tailgate step
A vehicle tailgate side mounted step assist mechanism attachable to a vehicle including a vehicle bed coupled to a pillar and a tailgate pivotally attached to...
Automotive fuel storage system with in-tank fuel encapsulation system
An automotive fuel tank storage system includes a fuel storage tank installed in a vehicle and a barrier fluid tank containing a supply of barrier fluid. A...
Method for controlling engine start in a vehicle
A vehicle includes a motor/generator, a disconnect clutch disposed between the engine and the motor/generator, and a transmission disposed between the...
Push rod engine with inboard exhaust
A multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having an engine block with first and second cylinder banks arranged at an angle and longitudinally offset...
Integrated canister strainer
A carbon canister adapted for use in an automotive vehicle is disclosed. The system has a carbon canister housing defining a cavity adapted for holding carbon...
Remanufactured part core return process and system
One aspect of the present invention is a computer-implemented method for processing remanufactured part cores. The method includes receiving manufactured part...
Regenerative braking with hill descent control
An automotive hill descent control includes a friction-braking subsystem and a non-friction braking subsystem with engine-based braking and regenerative braking....
Hybrid electric vehicle and powertrain
A hybrid electric vehicle and powertrain includes an engine and an electric machine connected to each other in a power-split arrangement. The electric machine is...
System and method of torque transmission using an electric energy
A method for improving hybrid vehicle is disclosed. In one embodiment, a torque differential across a transmission is controlled while torque is provided to the...
Feed-forward control in a fuel delivery system and leak detection
A method for operating a fuel delivery system with a first pressure pump fluidly coupled to a second higher pressure pump is described. In one example, the fuel...
Differential torque operation for internal combustion engine
A method adjusts a torque differential between firing cylinders based on engine speed such that greater torque differentials are provided at higher engine...
System and method for sensing and deployment control supervision of a
A system and method of controlling deployment of a safety device for a vehicle. The system may include a pre-impact collision assessment system, an impact...
Boosted engine control responsive to driver selected performance
Various systems and methods are described for operating an engine in a vehicle in response to a driver performance/economy mode. One example method comprises...
Comestible product sheeter with rear access
A comestible product sheeter is configured to provide enhanced access to the rollers and other components of the roller assembly. The one or more frame members...
One-piece shotgun with impact energy absorber
A one-piece shotgun is configured to absorb impact energy when a front of the vehicle is impacted. The shotgun comprises an upper portion, a mid portion, and a...
Simultaneous movement system for a vehicle door
A simultaneous movement system for a vehicle door includes a vehicle door having a door inner panel, first and second outboard members, first and second inboard...
Switchable radiator bypass valve set point to improve energy efficiency
A method of conserving energy during a heating event wherein a coolant is heated in a cooling system is disclosed. The method includes establishing a first set...
First and second spark plugs for improved combustion control
An engine system includes two spark plugs in a cylinder of an engine. The two spark plugs have different heat ranges in order to address pre-ignition, where only...
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...
System and method to compensate for variable fuel injector
characterization in a direct injection system
A method for controlling fuel injection timing of at least one fuel injector in a direct injection fuel delivery system of an internal combustion engine is...