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Carbon monoxide catalyst
The invention relates to a catalyst for the oxidation of carbon monoxide (CO) at low temperatures, which is a catalytically active composition based on platinum...
Transferable B-pillar for facilitating ingress/egress
A door system includes a vehicle frame defining a door opening. A forward opening door is disposed in the door opening and has a forward edge hingedly connected...
Poppet cylinder valve operating system for internal combustion engine
A poppet valve operating system for an internal combustion engine features variable valve lift and camshaft phasing. A planetary phaser uses control inputs which...
Cylinder valve operating system for reciprocating internal combustion
A cylinder valve operating system for an internal combustion engine includes a camshaft driving a number of intake and exhaust valve operators which may be...
Method and system for integrated media and vehicle seat belt monitoring
The present invention is, in one embodiment, directed to a system and method to encourage seat belt use among all passengers in a vehicle. The system and method...
Unit cell header flow enhancement
A fluid flow field plate for an electrochemical fuel cell that includes a planar body having a first surface, a second surface. More than one header opening...
Methods and compositions for cancer therapy using a novel adenovirus
The invention comprises a novel virus that can kill mammalian cancer cells efficiently. The virus produces a novel protein that converts two non-toxic prodrugs...
Camshaft drive system for internal combustion engine
A camshaft drive system for an internal combustion engine includes a drive sprocket fixed upon a crankshaft of the engine and a driven sprocket fixed upon a...
Anti-rotation clip for moon roof drain tube
A vehicle comprising a vehicle frame having a moon roof channel, a structural panel and a pillar. The vehicle also includes a side curtain air bag canister...
Motor vehicle having a stowable roof
A motor vehicle is provided having front and rear roof panels and which can be moved from in use to stowed positions to change the style of the motor vehicle...
Low noise valve assembly
A low noise valve assembly (24) mitigates noise induced by near sonic gas flow encountering stagnant flow in the region of the valve (24). An inlet tube (10)...
Torque converter impeller clutch control
A system for controlling a torque converter of an automatic transmission driven by a power source, the system including a torque converter an impeller, a turbine...
System and method for operation of an engine having multiple combustion
modes and adjustable balance shafts
A method of operating an engine having an adjustable balance shaft may comprise adjusting operation of the balance shaft during engine operation in response to...
Approach for delivering a liquid reductant into an exhaust flow of a fuel
An exhaust system for an internal combustion engine for a vehicle is provided. The system comprises an exhaust passage with an angled injector and a plurality of...
Torque-based hybrid electric vehicle powertrain control system and method
The invention comprises a control method for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having a throttle-controlled engine and an electric motor, a battery and a...
Methods and formulations for enhancing NH3 adsorption capacity of
selective catalytic reduction catalysts
According to one embodiment of the present invention, an enhanced NH.sub.3 adsorbing automotive exhaust composition including a catalyst composition suitable for...
Ambient lighting for vehicle interior floor console
A floor console to provide ambient lighting in the interior of a vehicle is disclosed. The floor console includes lighting elements strategically positioned to...
Vehicle having a rear end body structure
A vehicle having a rear end body structure that includes first and second rear side castings. The first and second rear side castings interlock with at least one...
Hybrid energy absorber for automobile bumper
An automobile bumper system including an isolator disposed adjacent a cross beam of an automobile frame, and a bumper edge guard strip mounted adjacent upper...
Adaptive and universal hot runner manifold for die casting
A method and apparatus for the casting of metal components is disclosed. The apparatus includes a plunger for drawing molten metal from a crucible of hot metal...
System and method for facilitating homogeneous charge compression ignition
A method of transitioning between homogeneous charge compression ignition and spark ignition in a combustion chamber of an engine that is configured for...
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...
Combustion control based on a signal from an engine vibration sensor
Feedback control of an internal combustion engine is performed based on a signal from a vibration sensor and a crankshaft angle sensor. An energy factor can be...
Quick restart HCCI internal combustion engine
The invention relates to an internal combustion engine operable in homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) combustion mode and in conventional spark...
Electrohydraulic trimming, flanging, and hemming of blanks
A method of electrohydraulically trimming a blank involving positioning a blank on a trimming member having a cutting edge such that a portion to be trimmed...
Parallel-sequential turbocharging for improved exhaust temperature control
A method is described for controlling the exhaust temperature of an emission controlling device in the exhaust using both a higher heat loss path and a lower...
Catalytic device with fuel cell portion and catalytic conversion portion
An apparatus comprising an internal combustion engine, an exhaust system for conducting exhaust emitted by the engine, and a catalytic device associated with the...
Approach for controlling particulate matter in an engine
A method for operating an engine comprises correlating a measured property associated with a carbon nanostructure layer to an amount of particulate matter from...
Vehicle wheel cover
Method for controlling air-fuel ratio for an alternating valve engine
A method for controlling the air-fuel ratio of an internal combustion engine operating with alternating intake valves is presented. According to the method,...
Method to perform carbon canister purge and adaption of air-fuel ratio
A control scheme is disclosed for performing both an adaption routine and carbon canister purging. In adaption, parameters for estimating air-fuel ratio from...
Method and system for controlling a motive power system of an automotive
A motive power system of a vehicle is controlled based on a driving style of a driver of the vehicle. Parameters related to a state of the vehicle are used as...
Preventing rollback of a hybrid electric vehicle
In a vehicle powertrain that includes an engine and an electric machine, a method for preventing rollback of a wheeled vehicle located on an incline includes...
Delivery rack system for stocking production lines
A delivery rack system for transporting a dolly. The delivery rack system includes a frame disposed on a plurality of wheels. The frame includes a side rail and...
Congestion-based control of vehicle hybrid propulsion system
A method of controlling a hybrid propulsion system of a vehicle, the hybrid propulsion system including an internal combustion engine and an alternate powertrain...
Portable vehicle exhaust flow sensor
A portable exhaust gas flow sensor includes a tube for coupling to an exhaust pipe of a vehicle and having a thin screen or similar flow restricting element to...
Hybrid vehicle propulsion system utilizing knock suppression
A hybrid propulsion system for a vehicle and method of operation are provided. As one example, the system comprises an engine including at least one combustion...
Fuzzy logic guided inverse treatment planning
A fuzzy inference system for use in modulating radiation treatment includes a fuzzifer for inputting imaging data, and inference device operatively to the...
Parking assist system
A vehicle parking assist system for assisting a driver of the vehicle in parking such vehicle in a garage located at a preselected global position. The system...
Object awareness determination system and a method for determining
awareness of an object
An object awareness determination system includes an external object sensor system to sense objects and generate input data relating to the objects external to a...
Controlled release formulations of octreotide
A formulation of octreotide or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, which provides controlled release of a therapeutically effective amount of octreotide...
System and method for controlling a vehicle
The embodiments described herein include a control system and method for a vehicle. In one embodiment, the control system is able to determine the occurrence of...
Occupant protection system
System and method for protecting an occupant in a vehicle seat, through the use of an occupant protection system is disclosed, wherein the vehicle seat includes...
Engine boost control for multi-fuel engine
A fuel delivery system for an internal combustion engine and a method of operating the fuel delivery system is described. As one example, the method includes...
Electrohydraulic forming tool and method of forming sheet metal blank with
An electrohydraulic forming (EHF) tool and a method of forming a sheet metal blank in an EHF operation. The tool may include a pair of electrodes and may be...
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 example,...
Cylinder charge temperature control for an internal combustion engine
A method of operating an engine is provided. The engine includes at least one cylinder communicating with an intake manifold via an intake manifold valve and an...
Optimal engine operating power management strategy for a hybrid electric
A method is disclosed for managing power in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having multiple components, including an engine, a motor, a generator and a high...