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System and method for displaying an overall efficiency of a hybrid
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...
Seat restraining device
The embodiments described herein provide a vehicle seat assembly that is coupled to a floor of a vehicle. The assembly comprises a seat back frame, a seat...
Actuation mechanism for the deployment of a laterally extendable running
board to provide rollover resistance
An actuation mechanism is used with the deployment apparatus mounting a running board on an automotive vehicle for laterally outward movement to increase...
Wheel suspension of a steerable wheel
The invention relates to a wheel suspension of a steerable wheel, which wheel suspension has at least one wheel carrier to which are connected at least one...
Steering gear inertia damper
A tunable mass damper for use in a vehicle steering system in which a rack and pinion gearing subsystem would otherwise transfer resonant vibrations to the...
Systems and methods for managing camshaft torsional loading
Systems and methods for managing camshaft dynamic loads associated with actuation of a camshaft-driven auxiliary device in a multiple-cylinder internal...
Pushrod engine with multiple independent lash adjusters for each pushrod
A multiple-cylinder internal combustion engine having a camshaft-driven valvetrain with a camshaft disposed within an engine block includes at least two intake...
Monitoring of exhaust gas oxygen sensor performance
A method of monitoring a performance of an oxygen sensor is disclosed. One embodiment comprises determining a first air/fuel ratio from a signal from an exhaust...
Vehicle upper grille
Methods and compositions for alleviating stuttering
Methods of treating stuttering include treating people with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor modulators, including cyclopyrrolones. A second active agent...
Time-based fuel cell purge method
A method of purging a fuel cell is disclosed. The method includes determining a running average current load on the fuel cell, a standard deviation of cell...
Long term drug delivery devices with polyurethane based polymers and their
This invention is related to the use of polyurethane-based polymer as a drug delivery device to deliver biologically active compounds at a constant rate for an...
Tubular B-pillar to stamped rocker joint and method of assembling the same
A pillar to rocker joint assembly comprising a tubular pillar having a pinched flange near a lower end of the pillar is joined to a rocker assembly including a...
Systems and methods for controlled shutdown and direct start for internal
Systems and methods for controlling shut down of a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine include a mechanical energy storage device to decelerate an...
Dual action power drive unit for a vehicle door
A power drive unit system includes a vehicle door, a slide member, a motor, first and second cable guide members, first and second cables, an external spool, a...
Anode loop pressure control in PEM fuel cell system
A method of operating a fuel cell stack is disclosed. The method includes operating the fuel cell stack in accordance with a predetermined profile of fuel...
Transmission shifting responsive to borderline knock limits
A method for operating an engine and transmission in a vehicle is described. The method comprises up-shifting the transmission based on whether engine knock...
Mounting system for ballistic panel
A ballistic panel and mounting assembly for use with a vehicle door having a side impact structure. The panel having first and second separable members, and a...
Automotive fuel storage system with in-tank fuel binder system
An automotive fuel storage system includes a fuel storage tank and a binder fluid tank containing a supply of binder fluid. A mixer system connected with the...
Vehicle lower grille
Traction control for performance and demonstration spin
A method is provided for controlling a powertrain of a vehicle comprising wheels, and an accelerator pedal actuated by a driver. The method comprises controlling...
Electrochemical fuel cell stack having staggered fuel and oxidant plenums
An electrochemical fuel cell stack having staggered fuel and oxidant plenums is disclosed. This construction allows for reduced cell pitch without reducing...
Implantation device for subcutaneous implantation of an object under the
A device for inserting implantable objects beneath the skin of a patient includes a handle for grasping the device and a base connected to the handle. The base...
Headliner mounted center high mount stop lamp (CHMSL)
A vehicle headliner mounted center high mount stop lamp (CHMSL) including a light source disposable between a vehicle roof base layer and headliner generally aft...
Shingled thin seat construction for vehicle
A shingled thin seat back for a vehicle having a generally centrally-located panel which is movable in the rearward direction when the seat is occupied and which...
Vehicle having a passenger compartment body structure
A vehicle having a body structure for at least a portion of a passenger compartment of the vehicle disposed adjacent to a front portion of the passenger...
System and method for compensation of fuel injector limits
A method for an engine with first and second injectors in a cylinder provides different fuel injection compensation upon reaching minimum pulsewidths of the...
Method of manufacturing a vehicle
A method of manufacturing a vehicle. The method includes assembling a set of body panels to a vehicle body structure by interlocking a body panel mating feature...
Apparatus for self-piercing rivet
An apparatus for riveting two or more sheets together that includes a punch and a die. The die has an expandable cavity that is formed by a tip and a plurality...
System and method for determining a vehicle traffic route
Coordinate based vehicle navigation services are provided using text based traffic route information and associated coordinate data received from an off-vehicle...
System and method to operate a fuel cell in the exhaust of an internal
A system for a vehicle having an engine with an exhaust comprises a fuel cell coupled in the engine exhaust wherein the fuel cell has an output circuit; a...
Collision safety system for use with a motor vehicle
A collision safety system for use with a motor vehicle includes a hood mounted to the vehicle movable between an open position and a closed position. A latch...
Fuel system for multi-fuel engine
An engine system and corresponding control method are described. As one example, the control method includes transferring one type of fuel from one fuel tank to...
Hydraulic lash adjuster with damping device
A system and method for lash adjustment in the valvetrain of an internal combustion engine include a hydraulic lash adjuster having a damping device to limit...
On-board water addition for fuel separation system
A fuel delivery system for an internal combustion engine including a fuel tank, a membrane dividing the fuel tank into at least a first and second portion, the...
Thermal management system and method for automotive vehicle
A thermal management system for an automotive vehicle includes air cooled heat exchangers for an HVAC system, for a prime mover, and for various electronics...
Eight speed planetary kinematic arrangement with two rotating clutches
A multiple speed power transmission comprising: four epicyclic gearing assemblies each having first, second, and third rotating elements with specified...
Wheelhouse inner bracket for automotive vehicles
A wheelhouse reinforcement bracket provides increased torsional rigidity for the rear wheelhouses of an automotive vehicle. The wheelhouse bracket is positioned...
Striker reinforcement for hydroformed automotive door frame
A striker reinforcement plate is configured for installation into the interior of a closed section, hydroformed tubular automotive frame member. The striker...
Negative driveline torque control incorporating transmission state
selection for a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid propulsion system for a passenger vehicle is provided. The system comprises a first and second electric motor in the drivetrain, in addition to a...
Method of detecting and compensating for injector variability with a
direct injection system
A method for controlling an injection of fuel to an engine is described. In one example, the different fuels are injected to an engine during different engine...
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...