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 Thermoelectric device and thermoelectric module, especially intended to generate an electric current in an automotive vehicle patent thumbnailThermoelectric device and thermoelectric module, especially intended to generate an electric current in an automotive vehicle
The invention also relates to a thermoelectric module (20) comprising a plurality of the said thermoelectric devices (1) and a method for manufacturing the device and the module.. .

 Twelve-cornered strengthening member patent thumbnailTwelve-cornered strengthening member
A crush can to an automotive vehicle has a twelve-cornered cross section comprising sides and corners creating internal angles and external angles. A geometry of the cross section varies between a front section and a rear section of the crush can.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


 Protection device for a luggage compartment of an automotive vehicle patent thumbnailProtection device for a luggage compartment of an automotive vehicle
Protection device for a vehicle luggage compartment including an accommodation structure, and a winding shaft on which a flexible planar structure is held. The planar structure has a pull-out profile on an end region, and on each of its opposite face sides is connected to a respective entrainer guided for linear movement in a guiding section extending in the longitudinal direction of the luggage compartment of a guiding track fixed to the luggage compartment.

 Vehicle seat patent thumbnailVehicle seat
An automotive rear seat (1) includes a seat cushion (2) and a seat back (6). The seat back (6) includes a seat back main body portion (10) and a seat back side portion (20) disposed on one side of the seat back main body portion (10).
Ts Tech Co., Ltd.


 Intelligent automotive air-quality assessment and management patent thumbnailIntelligent automotive air-quality assessment and management
A mechanism is provided for controlling the internal air-quality of a vehicle. Responsive to determining that a speed of a vehicle fails to be above the predetermined low-speed threshold, a determination is made as to whether an internal air-quality from an internal air-quality sensor is better than the external air-quality from an external air-quality sensor.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Multiple layer interlayers having enhanced properties patent thumbnailMultiple layer interlayers having enhanced properties
Multiple layer interlayers comprising pairs of alternating polymer layers are provided, along with methods of making and using the same. Multiple layer interlayers according to embodiments of the present invention may include more than three polymer layers and may exhibit desirable acoustic and optical properties, which may make them suitable for use in various types of multiple layer panels, including safety glass for automotive and architectural applications..
Solutia Inc.


 Multiple layer interlayers having enhanced properties patent thumbnailMultiple layer interlayers having enhanced properties
Multiple layer interlayers comprising pairs of alternating polymer layers are provided, along with methods of making and using the same. Multiple layer interlayers according to embodiments of the present invention may include more than three polymer layers and may exhibit desirable acoustic and optical properties, which may make them suitable for use in various types of multiple layer panels, including safety glass for automotive and architectural applications..
Solutia Inc.


 Low density steel having good drawability patent thumbnailLow density steel having good drawability
Σ(a)di denotes the total length of grain boundaries containing κ precipitates relative to an area (a) and Σ(a)li denotes the total length of the grain boundaries relative to the area (a). A content of carbon in solid solution is less than 0.005% by weight, and the cold-rolled and annealed ferritic steel sheet has a thickness between 0.6 mm and 1.5 mm.

 Collapsible steering column assembly patent thumbnailCollapsible steering column assembly
A collapsing steering column assembly for an automotive vehicle, comprising an inner column tube, a steering shaft, a tilt bracket, and a steering wheel adjustment subassembly. During a secondary impact, at least a portion of the steering wheel adjustment subassembly is adapted to detach relative to the tilt bracket by way of at least one breakaway structure and translate (e.g., at least partially longitudinally) during the impact, such as a secondary impact, for moving away from a vehicle operator..
Nsk Americas, Inc.


 Antimicrobial uv-c treatment for automotive hvac systems patent thumbnailAntimicrobial uv-c treatment for automotive hvac systems
Methods and systems for reducing microbial contamination and growth in an automotive hvac system by irradiating one or more air contacting surfaces of the hvac system with antimicrobial uv-c light.. .
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


Method of producing a surface protection composite

The present invention provides a method of making a three-layer aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane (tpu) surface protection composite. The method involves extruding an aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane (tpu) layer onto a substrate layer at the flat die extrusion nip comprising a rubber roller in the back position and a polished steel roller in the front position; cooling the extruded aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane; feeding the two-layer thermoplastic polyurethane (tpu) composite film into a downstream nip comprising at least one rubber roller; and laminating a flexible polymer interleaf film onto the exposed thermoplastic polyurethane (tpu) side of the two-layer composite under pressure in that nip.
Covestro Llc

Techniques for augmenting gps-based navigation via light-based communication

Techniques are disclosed for augmenting global positioning system (gps)-based navigation via light-based communication (lcom). In accordance with some embodiments, a light-sensing device, such as a camera or an ambient light sensor configured as described herein, may be used to detect an lcom signal transmitted by a local lcom-enabled solid-state luminaire.
Osram Sylvania Inc.

Three-way microvalve device and fabrication

A three-way (3-way) micro-electro-mechanical systems (mems)-based micro-valve device and method of fabrication for the implementation of a three-way mems-based micro-valve are disclosed. The micro-valve device has a wide range of applications, including medical, industrial control, aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics and products, as well as any application(s) requiring the use of three-way micro-valves for the control of fluids.
Corporation For National Research Initiatives

Apparatus and detecting urea deposit formation

An apparatus for detecting urea deposits in an exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine is provided, where the urea is introduced into the exhaust pipe in an aqueous urea solution via a nozzle. The apparatus comprises at least one radiation receiver which, in use, is located within the exhaust pipe downstream of the nozzle.
Perkins Engines Company Limited

Fast curing resin compositions, manufacture and use thereof

A new fast curing resin composition having unique properties in some automotive related applications.. .
Dow Global Technologies Llc

Interior permanent magnet machine for automotive electric vehicles

Certain aspects relate to topologies for an interior permanent magnet (ipm) electrical machine having increased saliency torque, increased flux-linkage, reduced magnet leakage flux, and reduced detrimental slotting effects compared to existing ipm electrical machines. The ipm electrical machine includes a rotor having a number of poles and a flux barrier formed along the edge of the rotor between poles.
Faraday&future Inc.

Interior permanent magnet machine for automotive electric vehicles

Certain aspects relate to topologies for an interior permanent magnet (ipm) electrical machine having increased saliency torque, increased flux-linkage, reduced magnet leakage flux, and reduced detrimental slotting effects compared to existing ipm electrical machines. The ipm electrical machine includes a rotor having a number of poles and a flux barrier formed along the edge of the rotor between poles.
Faraday&future Inc.

Porous metallic film as die attach and interconnect

One exemplary disclosed embodiment comprises a sintered porous metallic film as a die attach mechanically connecting a backside of a semiconductor die to a substrate of a package. Another exemplary disclosed embodiment comprises a sintered porous metallic film as an electrical connection between an electrode on an active surface of a semiconductor die and a substrate of a package.
Infineon Technologies Americas Corp.

Method and system for maintenance services planning and scheduling optimization

Field services management applicable to industries where the need to define, plan, schedule, coordinate and/or accomplish a number of activities, interventions and maintenance demands is present. Applications include mining, oil and gas, chemical, automotive, aeronautical and others where maintenance planning is considered a challenge.
Embraer S.a.

Glass panel comprising a liquid crystal film

A laminated automotive glazing including a pdlc film powered electrically by an ac current or a frequency lower than 100 hz. The voltage varies non-sinusoidally, and a maximum of an effective voltage does not exceed 80 vrms..
Agc Glass Europe

Method for joint antenna-array calibration and direction of arrival estimation for automotive applications

This invention is present an iterative method for joint antenna array calibration and direction of arrival estimation using millimeter-wave (mm-wave) radar. The calibration compensates for array coupling, phase, and gain errors and does not require any training data.
Texas Instruments Incorporated

Apparatus and attenuating close-range radar signals in an automotive radar sensor

A radar system and method include a first transmitted radar signal having a first frequency and a second transmitted radar signal having a second frequency different from the first frequency. A receiver receives reflected radar signals generated by reflection of the transmitted radar signals and generates receive signals indicative of the reflected radar signals, a first receive signal being indicative of a first reflected radar signal generated by reflection of the first transmitted radar signal, and a second receive signal being indicative of a second reflected radar signal generated by reflection of the second transmitted radar signal.
Autoliv Asp, Inc.

Optical device and signaling and/or lighting system for an automotive vehicle

An optical device comprising at least one first light guide having an exit face. The first guide is configured to propagate the light rays emitted by a first light source toward its exit face.
Valeo Iluminacion

Automotive latch with pulley for flexible cable routing

A latch assembly for a closure member is provided. The latch assembly includes a housing and a ratchet pivotally coupled to the housing for selectively retaining a striker to secure the closure member.
Magna Closures S.p.a.

Straddle-type seat

A seat to be provided on a vehicle such as an automotive two-wheeled vehicle includes a seat body on which a rider rides, a backrest arranged at a rear side of the seat body, and an electric upward and downward movement mechanism configured to move the backrest upward or downward based on at least one of an acceleration of the vehicle or operation information for controlling the acceleration. The upward and downward movement mechanism includes a link mechanism, which connects a lower portion of the seat body and the backrest together, and an electric actuator, which is configured to input force to at least one of links included in the link mechanism..
Ts Tech Co., Ltd.

Automotive window glass, attaching a molding, and manufacturing automotive window glass

automotive window glass to which a molding for sealing space between a car body and the window glass is to be attached, the window glass including, an attachment starting point mark indicating an attachment starting point of the molding, and at least one of a termination starting point mark and a termination last point mark in a specification range in which a termination of the molding, of which an attachment to the window glass being started from the attachment starting point, is to be placed.. .
Central Glass Co., Ltd.

External air core flux measurement system for a production magnetizing system

An external “air core” flux measurement system for a production magnetizing system/devices which is a an application of magnetic energies and the respective energies of a magnetizing coil and measurement system for the efficient production of coils for automotive and other industries and a system for evaluating the quality of the cores and magnetic charge after magnetization. This is an air core meter with gauges driven by a dedicated circuit.

Intake manifold for vehicle with unified gas flow path

Disclosed is an intake manifold for a vehicle with a unified flow path. The intake manifold has a plurality of branch pipes connected to intake ports of cylinders of an automotive engine, and a surge tank unit connected to the branch pipes and having an external air inlet formed at a side to receive external air, in which the surge tank unit has a unified gas inlet formed at the external air inlet so that blow-by gas an fuel evaporation gas both flows inside.
Hyundai Kefico Corporation

Adhesive compositions, manufacture and use thereof

The invention relates to an adhesive composition having an added component of rubber-epoxy such as xnbr-epoxy adducts. It was found that the new adhesive composition significantly reduces meander formation in the making of automotive parts..
Dow Global Technologies Llc

Automotive protectant compositions with improved vertical cling

Compositions, methods of use and kits for use as a protectant composition and/or cleaning composition. The protectant composition and/or cleaning composition comprises at least one surfactant and at least one rheology modifier, and water.
The Armor All/stp Products Company

A process for the preparation of a fiber reinforced composite article, the composite articles obtained and the use thereof

Facilitates manufacturing of composite articles with reduced cycle times, said composite articles exhibit excellent mechanical properties, especially elongation and fracture toughness, and can be used for the construction of mass transportation vehicles, in particular in automotive and aerospace industry.. .

Side vehicle-body structure of automotive vehicle

There is provided an automotive vehicle which comprises a side door, impact bars provided at the side door, a side inner panel, a first reinforcing member provided to extend along a rear side of a peripheral portion of an entrance portion and joined to an outside of the side inner panel so as to form a first closed cross section together with the side inner panel, and second reinforcing members joined to an outside of the first reinforcing member so as to form second closed cross sections together with the first reinforcing member, the second reinforcing members being configured to overlap with the impact bars, in a side view, when the side door closes the entrance portion.. .
Mazda Motor Corporation

Inexpensive, pre-finished automotive bumper and bumper cover fixer-styler

Modern automotive bumpers are set behind esthetically-pleasing molded thermoplastic or polymer-based bumper covers that are easily damaged, cracked or scratched. Replacing or repairing them is very labor intensive; most of the manual labor cost is associated with restoring the bumper's or bumper cover's finish to match the original finish on the automobile.

Automotive power unit

An automotive power unit includes a plurality of storage batteries; a power supply box arranged between the storage batteries and a load; a switch means that is provided in the power supply box and selects whether or not to supply power to the load from the storage batteries; and a switch control unit that detects output voltages of the storage batteries and controls the opening and closing of the switch means so as to select a storage battery for supplying power to the load. The switch control unit enables, based on a control signal that is output from a load control unit when the load is driven, a storage battery selecting operation to be performed by the switch means..
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Power management systems for automotive video event recorders

Video event recorders are coupled to a vehicle power source via an on-board diagnostic system including its power bus, data bus, and scanner port connector. Video event recorders are provided with a power input arranged in conjunction with a standard odbii type “d” connector.
Smartdrive Systems, Inc.

Vented detachable phone holder for automobiles

The invention provides an automotive detachable holder for devices such as cellular phones. The holder can be attached to an air vent in a vehicle, permits adjustment of the position and orientation of the device, and is equipped with passages and vents that allow the air flowing from the vent to be directed in a desired direction.

Device for adjusting high and low beam shape of automotive headlamp

A device for adjusting high and low beam shape of automotive headlamp comprising a fixed bracket, an adjusted assembly and an up/down and left/right adjusting mechanism. The low beam unit is disposed on the fixed bracket and the high beam unit is disposed on the adjusted assembly.
Shanghai Koito Automotive Lamp Co., Ltd

Method of manufacturing a piece of interior equipment of an automotive vehicle

A method for manufacturing a piece of interior equipment of an automotive vehicle includes: obtaining a first web of fibers on a conveyor, the first web including a first layer of fibers forming a sole, and a second layer of fibers intended to form a velvet; depositing a second web of fibers and obtaining an assembly; needling the assembly; heating the needled assembly to a heating temperature, and obtaining a coating; and thermoforming the coating and a lower portion at a forming temperature in order to obtain the piece. The second web has continuous fibers with a single component having a melting temperature, the assembly further including a binding layer deposited on the sole of the first web, the binding layer in majority including at least one thermoplastic polymer having a melting temperature greater than the forming temperature and less than the melting temperature of the single component..
Faurecia Automotive Industrie

Cloud integrated vehicle platform

A cloud integrated vehicle infotainment platform, method, and system are described. The system may include a cloud-integrated vehicle infotainment platform in communication with a vehicle information platform.
Vinli, Inc.

Sensor interface that provides a long package crc to improve functional safety

A data transmission system comprising an automotive sensor network system (asns) connected to a plurality of source locations via a common bus, wherein the asns is configured to ascertain the source from which the data-frames and first package checksum are received and based on the ascertainment of the source, appropriate decoding methods are used to calculate the asns location data-frame checksums and the asns location package checksums. A higher order redundancy check is done over a series of data-frames to detect errors in the reception caused by temporary high interference that may exist in the transmission path..
Infineon Technologies Ag

Inspection apparatus, inspection system, and inspection method

An inspection apparatus configured to inspect operation of an ecu coupled to automotive networks, includes an inspection performance control unit configured to transmit two pieces of data including operation-inspection data and security-check data used for inspecting the operation of the ecu, to the ecu, and configured to receive data output from the ecu. The operation-inspection data is data previously generated based on design information of the ecu.

Multi-modal fluid condition sensor platform and system therefor

This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation.
Micromem Applied Sensor Technologies, Inc.

Reduction of non-linearity errors in automotive pressure sensors

Methods and apparatus for reduction of non-linearity errors in automotive pressure sensors. A pressure sensor includes a pressure sensing element including a pair of parallel electrodes, a pair of ceramic plates, rigid glass seals and a connection between the pair of parallel electrodes and an integrated circuit (ic).
Sensata Technologies, Inc.

Pulley for alternator

The present invention relates to a pulley for an alternator, and in particular, to a pulley applicable to an automotive alternator. The pulley effectively mitigates the problem that a belt and a tension pulley of an alternator vibrate because a rotation speed of a vehicle engine changes, thereby improving the overall operating efficiency of the alternator and the service life of the working belt and the tension pulley..
Victory Industrial Corporation

Automotive transmission

This invention relates to a method and arrangement for reduction of rotational mass of transmission system of a vehicle to improve its fuel efficiency. The reduction of rotational mass is achieved by replacing the torque converter of an automatic transmission or conventional clutch system of a manual transmission, by a flywheel and a holding device.

Hydraulic servo gas regulator for multi-fuel engine

A bi-fuel and dual-fuel engine variable pressure fuel system is presented facilitating individual or simultaneous use of liquid and gaseous fuels including natural gas, hydrogen and gasoline, through employment of a variable output pressure gaseous fuel regulator incorporating an attached hydraulic amplifying structure communicating with a relatively low pressure fluid servo circuit that may in turn communicate with a variable pressure automotive liquid fuel system to facilitate relatively high pressure gaseous fuel injection.. .

Knitted wire carrier for weather seal insert support with lockstitched reinforcing wire

This invention provides a knitted wire carrier for use in constructing a (e.g.) automotive weather seal that incorporates a locking stitch formed from a relatively incompressible and expansion-resisting material that passes through at least one of the warp threads adjacent to the wire weft. In an embodiment, the locking stitch constructed from a steel (or another metal) wire that is solid or braided.
Hope Global, Division Of Nfa Corp.

Microencapsulation of chemical additives

The present disclosure relates to new and optimized processes for the preparation of micro- and nano-scale capsules containing lubricant chemical additives. The present disclosure also relates to micro- and nano-scale capsules prepared by such processes, which are useful in a variety of applications, including automotive lubricants, diesel lubricants, industrial lubricants, metal-working lubricants, coolants, and process fluids.
The George Washington University

Hardware-accelerated protocol conversion in an automotive gateway controller

A network gateway in a vehicle connects heterogeneous networks and buses within the vehicle. The gateway implements hardware acceleration to accomplish protocol translation, e.g., between can, lin, flexray, and ethernet buses and networks.
Broadcom Corporation

Exhaust tip

A decorative automotive exhaust comprising cut outs on an exterior portion to expose a decorative plate. The depth of the decorative plate relative to the cut outs creates a 3d perspective..



Automotive topics:
  • Automotive
  • Passenger Compartment
  • Input Device
  • Input Devices
  • Computer System
  • Automotive Hvac System
  • Circulation
  • Evaporator
  • Friction Material
  • Concentrated
  • Mobile Phone
  • Scissor Jack
  • Cargo Management System
  • Fragmentation
  • Longitudinal Axis


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