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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...
Power boost system and method
A power boost system and method. An illustrative embodiment of the power boost system includes an operator interface having a system activation button; a vehicle...
Fixation apparatus for a medical device
A fixation apparatus for attaching a medical device to a patient includes an attachment feature attached to the medical device and configured to cooperate with...
Method for determining the filling pressure for a clutch
Method for determining the filling pressure for a clutch that comprises clutch linings, a clutch release spring, and a hydraulic pressure system for closing the...
Driver feedback to improve vehicle performance
A system for providing driver feedback is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system provides a driver with feedback in response to a brake pedal and an...
Vehicle body structure
A vehicle body structure having a closure frame structure and an inner fender structure. The closure frame structure has a tenon. The inner fender structure has...
Vehicle unguided four-bar rear door articulating and sliding mechanism
A vehicle rear door articulating and sliding mechanism including an articulating hinge assembly having a hinge arm pivotally mounted to a vehicle C-pillar at one...
Power assisted steering system
A hybrid electrical power assist system (EPAS) for an automotive vehicle that utilizes the advantages of a conventional EPAS system to provide power assist based...
Catalyst composition for diesel particulate filter
A catalyst composition is provided for use on a diesel particulate filter which facilitates the oxidation of soot from diesel engine exhaust and which generates...
Low temperature emission control
A method of controlling an engine having a lean NOx trap in the exhaust is described. The method comprises during a first mode, at a first temperature, storing...
Window positioning apparatus
An apparatus for positioning a vehicle window. The apparatus includes a lift mechanism configured to move the window between a raised position and a lowered...
Vehicle rear window
Method for monitoring hydrogen vehicles
A system and method for remotely monitoring the status of a hydrogen vehicle includes a data acquisition/communication module configured to receive a plurality...
System and method for managing a power source in a vehicle
A system and method for managing a power source in a vehicle having an engine and an electric machine includes setting first and second discharge limits for the...
Tire recycling method generating carbonous residue
A process for making a carbonous residue from scrap tires is disclosed. Tires are digested in an oil product. Steel and glass fibers are separated. A product...
Adjusting and maintaining bearing preload in an axle assembly
An axle differential mechanism includes a carrier, a bearing supporting the carrier in rotation about an axis, a bearing adjuster including a adjuster sleeve...
Side impact door trim buckle initiatory design in armrest and grab handle
A side impact door trim buckle initiator design is provided in a vehicle armrest and grab handle region. The disclosed support structure design induces buckling...
Collapsible door panel support structures and methods of assembly
A collapsible door support structure includes a pre-defined bend or local stiffening feature. The collapsible structure is either be incorporated into the door...
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...
Method for auto-ignition operation and computer readable storage device
for use with an internal combustion engine
A method for controlling an engine having a variable valve actuator includes operating the engine in a first mode where the engine carries out spark ignition...
Integrated gaseous fuel delivery system
An integrated gaseous fuel delivery system is provided. The system includes a storage tank to hold a gaseous fuel and a pressure regulation system disposed...
Electrical assist for reducing emissions and torsion response delay in a
hybrid electric vehicle
In a hybrid electric vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine that produces torque and an electric machine that produces torque, a method for operating...
A method for operating an engine arrangement with a first internal combustion engine and a second internal combustion engine in a vehicle is provided. The method...
Traction control system and method for a vehicle
A traction control system adjusts powertrain output to reduce wheel slip, where a relationship between powertrain output and pedal actuation is adjusted in...
Wheel speed sensing system for electronic stability control
A control system for controlling a safety system of an automotive vehicle having a transmission and a differential. The system includes left and right wheel...
Permanent magnet machine
A permanent magnet electric machine with optimum motoring efficiency is disclosed. It is adapted for use in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain. An asymmetric...
Method and system for use with a vehicle electric storage system
A method and system for controlling a vehicle having an electric powertrain and an electric energy storage system. The electric energy storage system includes a...
Multi-component hydrogen storage material
A reversible hydrogen storage composition having an empirical formula of: Li.sub.(x+z)N.sub.xMg.sub.yB.sub.zH.sub.w where 0.4.ltoreq.x.ltoreq.0.8; ...
Diesel particulate filter and method for forming such filter
A method for forming a diesel particulate filter is presented. The method includes provided an extruder for receiving material to be extruded such extruder being...
Method and system for controlling a propulsion system of an alternatively
Inverters of a hybrid electric vehicle are cooled by a coolant. Expected temperature differences between the inverters and the coolant are determined based on...
Deformable pull cup arrangement and method of assembly
A pull cup in a vehicle door is fitted to a door trim panel substrate and is connected to the door inner sheet metal panel of the vehicle door by way of a...
In-line electro-mechanical modulating device to modulate fuel flow in fuel
rails to reduce noise
Systems and methods for a direct injection fuel system of an engine to mitigate engine noise are provided. An example includes a modulating device located in the...
System and method for engine air-fuel ratio control
A method for operating an engine having a first injector for injecting a first fuel into a cylinder of the engine and a second injector for injection a second...
Particulate filter regeneration and NOx catalyst re-activation
A system and method may be provided for operating a system having an engine with an emission control system, the emission control system including a lean NOx...
Exhaust injector spray target
A system for treating exhaust gasses from an engine includes directing a spray of reductant into exhaust gasses against a flow of exhaust gasses to a spray...
Variable displacement engine powertrain fuel economy mode
A vehicle drive system for adjusting vehicle fuel economy is described. In one example, the vehicle drive system includes an operator interface for adjusting...
Energy absorbing seat anchor restraint system for child safety seats
A child safety seat tether anchor for securing a child safety seat to a mounting portion of a vehicle is provided. The child safety seat tether anchor may...
Camber angle optimization for a biaxial wheel test machine
A method for controlling a biaxial wheel test machine used for simulating loads experienced by a test wheel under actual driving conditions and for obtaining an...
Method for determining a longitudinal vehicle by compensating individual
A control system (24) for controlling a safety system (40) of an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of wheel speed sensors (30) generating a plurality of...
User interface system for a vehicle
A user interface system and method for a vehicle enables access to services available through an electronic device. The user interface system includes a...
Vehicle seat with a storage compartment
A vehicle seat includes a seat frame having a seat portion and a cover skirt covering the frame below the seat portion to form a footwell termination at a front...
Biasing drive torque to an axle in a motor vehicle
A system for transmitting power to vehicle wheels includes a transmission output connected to a first wheel set, a planetary gearset including an input and an...
Cylinder charge temperature control for an internal combustion engine
An engine is operated with a first cylinder to provide a net flow of gases from the engine intake to the engine exhaust while a second cylinder returns combusted...
Combustion control system for an engine utilizing a first fuel and a
A system for a multi-fuel engine includes adjusting delivery of one or more fuels in response to a condition of an ignition spark in the engine. In one example,...
Vehicle stability and surge control
In one example, a method is described for operating an engine of a vehicle, the engine having a combustion chamber. The method may include controlling a...