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Spool valve for VCT locking pin release mechanism
A spool valve 10 for a variable camshaft timing (VCT) phaser for an internal combustion engine comprises a spool 11 slidable in a bore 12 in a valve sleeve 13,...
Method of dynamically measuring stiffness of a wheel and tire assembly
A test machine and method for dynamically testing a tire/wheel assembly. A first laser measurement gage is directed to an inboard rim flange of the wheel to...
Top mount mast antenna reinforcement
A mounting apparatus for a top mount mast antenna includes a secondary part to stabilize the antenna attachment screws extending through the antenna base into...
Method and system for using mechanical power to operate a hybrid electric
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...
Trim system for an automotive vehicle
A trim panel is mounted to a structural member of an automotive vehicle via a fastener. The trim panel includes an opening in registration with the fastener. An...
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...
Sled buck testing system
A sled carriage is configured to move in a direction of an axis. A platform is attached with the sled carriage and a sled buck is attached with the platform....
Vehicle roof rack
Vehicle wheel cover
Coordination of variable cam timing and variable displacement engine
A method of controlling an engine with a first group of cylinders having selectively deactivatable cylinders valves and a variable camshaft timing actuator...
Magnetoresistive continuous seat track position sensor
A magnetoresistive continuous seat track position sensor system to determine longitudinal movement of the seat along a length of a track is described. In one...
Robust blower motor startup technique
A method for starting a blower motor with a locked rotor condition, the motor having one or more speed settings, each speed setting having a reference voltage...
Electric machine winding arrangement
Rotational electric machine stator winding arrangement characterized, inter alia, by at least one coil of each parallel circuit being discontinuous with the...
Exhaust treatment device facilitating through-wall flow
An emissions treatment device includes a substrate having multiple parallel channels/layers of a porous material, the channels/layers including a first group of...
Three-piece roof assembly for race cars
A three-piece roof assembly is provided for racing cars in which the two side members are fixedly supported on the frame of the vehicle and the center member is...
Map pocket close-out as integrated pelvic bolster for vehicle door
An integrated combined extended map pocket close-out and pelvic bolster component for attachment to a door trim substrate used in a vehicle door is disclosed....
Power assist steering system
The present invention provides a power assist steering system for use with a motor vehicle utilizing a torque sensor and an electronically controlled hydraulic...
Torque distribution control in a motor vehicle
In a vehicle powertrain that continually transmits power to a first set of vehicle wheels and selectively transmits power through a clutch to a second set of...
Axle drive unit for a hybrid electric vehicle
A drive unit for a hybrid electric motor vehicle includes an engine, an electric motor/generator, a layshaft supporting a first coupler and a second coupler, a...
Hybrid electric vehicle control system and method of use
A rule-based fuzzy gain-scheduling proportional integral (PI) controller is provided to control desired engine power and speed behavior in a power-split HEV. The...
Addressing fuel pressure uncertainty during startup of a direct injection
An engine system and a method of starting an internal combustion engine of the engine system are described. In one embodiment, the method includes adjusting a...
Vehicle compressor control system and method
A vehicle compressor is controlled based on an environment parameter and a vehicle status parameter. In at least one embodiment, a temperature control system for...
Engine system including heat pipe
An engine system for a vehicle includes a first heat pipe in contact with the exhaust and a first fluid of the engine system; a second heat pipe in contact with...
System and method for controlling an operating temperature of a catalyst
of a vehicle exhaust system
If a demanded power exceeds a predetermined threshold, where the threshold is based on a catalyst temperature, power from a power storage unit is supplied to a...
System and method for reducing NOx emissions in an apparatus having a
A method for a diesel engine includes retarding intake valve timing and advancing exhaust valve timing based on reduced exhaust gas that enters an aftertreatment...
Hydration sensor apparatus for measuring membrane hydration in a fuel cell
A fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell stack and at least one hydration sensor apparatus for measuring membrane hydration in the fuel cell stack is disclosed....
Method for measuring concentrations of gas moieties in a gas mixture
In at least one embodiment, a method is described for measuring concentrations of gas moieties in a gas mixture. A mixed-potential gas sensor is exposed to a gas...
Rollback control of a hybrid electric vehicle
In a powertrain that includes an engine driveably connected to a load and an electric machine driveably connected to the load, a method for controlling a vehicle...
Negative driveline torque control incorporating transmission state
selection for a hybrid vehicle
In one embodiment, a hybrid propulsion system for a vehicle is provided. The system comprises at least one drive wheel; a first motor coupled to the drive wheel,...
Polycarbonate panel assembly for a vehicle
A vehicle glazing panel assembly has a polycarbonate panel supported by a vehicle body, and has a plurality of peripheral regions. A reinforcement member is...
Integrated support structure for either a fifth wheel hitch or a gooseneck
An integrated support structure apparatus is provided for attaching either a fifth wheel trailer hitch or a gooseneck trailer hitch to a truck bed. The...
Control of fluid pressure in a torque converter of an automatic
A system for controlling hydraulic fluid supplied to a torque converter of an transmission includes a torque converter including a chamber containing an impeller...
Vehicle rollover cushioning device
An exterior deployed air bag system or protective system is disclosed for an automotive vehicle. Air bag assemblies are assembled to the roof below the access...
Hot runner magnesium casting system and apparatus
A method and apparatus for the casting of metal components is disclosed. The apparatus includes a gooseneck for drawing molten metal from a crucible of hot metal...
Direct-start engine operation utilizing multi-strike ignition
A method for operation of a vehicle having an internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combustion engine may include one or more combustion chambers,...
Fuel injection system for internal combustion engine with injector
A fuel injection system for an internal combustion engine includes a fuel injector pocket, formed within a cylinder head, for housing an injector which sprays...
Multistage superplastic forming apparatus and method
A superplastic forming apparatus and method for forming a sheet of material at an elevated temperatures into a workpiece having a complex geometry. The process...
Pulsed electro-hydraulic calibration of stamped panels
A tooling method for calibrating a partially formed metal part in an electro-hydraulic forming tool. The method includes loading a partially formed metal part...
Method for remediating emissions
A method for remediating an emission containing NOx emissions includes introducing an exotherm generating agent into the NOx emissions when the inlet temperature...
Liftgate assembly for automotive vehicle
A liftgate assembly for an automotive vehicle includes an outer panel having an external periphery and a skeletonized, trussform inner panel joined to the outer...
V-engine cylinder head cover for one bank
Vehicle grille lower
Engine control responsive to varying amounts of alcohol in fuel
Various systems and methods are described for operating an engine in a vehicle in response to fuel having varying amounts of alcohol. One example method...
Vehicle loading based vehicle dynamic and safety related characteristic
A method of controlling a controllable chassis system or a safety system (44) for a vehicle (10) includes determining an added mass placed on the vehicle and...
Device and method for wireless vehicle communication
The invention provides a device, system, and method for wireless communication with a vehicle, comprising a receiver mounted in or on the vehicle for receiving...
Remote entry chirp sound reduction method and system
A vehicle remote entry locking or unlocking chirp sound reduction system including a remote transmitter operable to transmit a signal, a receiver operable to...
Fuel cell metallic separator
The invention provides a fuel cell metallic separator, wherein the metallic plate's edges include a resin portion comprising the communication ports. The resin...
Pedestrian safety structure for a motor vehicle body
The present invention relates to a pedestrian safety structure for a motor vehicle body having a soft-nose outer skin panel and a bonnet providing an overlying...
Articulated step system for automotive vehicle
An articulated step system for an automotive vehicle includes a step housing attached to the vehicle frame by means of at least one standoff bracket and a...