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US-7,834,572 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...
US-7,834,507 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...
US-7,833,495 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...
US-7,832,796 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...
US-7,832,781 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....
US-7,832,523 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...
US-7,832,518 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...
US-7,832,514 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...
US-7,832,511 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...
US-7,832,375 Addressing fuel pressure uncertainty during startup of a direct injection engine
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...
US-7,832,221 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...
US-7,832,204 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...
US-7,832,198 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...
US-7,832,197 System and method for reducing NOx emissions in an apparatus having a diesel engine
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...
US-7,829,236 Hydration sensor apparatus for measuring membrane hydration in a fuel cell stack
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....
US-7,828,956 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...
US-7,828,694 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...
US-7,828,693 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,...
US-7,828,373 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...
US-7,828,317 Integrated support structure for either a fifth wheel hitch or a gooseneck trailer hitch
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...
US-7,828,128 Control of fluid pressure in a torque converter of an automatic transmission
A system for controlling hydraulic fluid supplied to a torque converter of an transmission includes a torque converter including a chamber containing an impeller...
US-7,828,106 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...
US-7,828,042 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...
US-7,827,975 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,...
US-7,827,964 Fuel injection system for internal combustion engine with injector isolator
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...
US-7,827,840 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...
US-7,827,838 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...
US-7,827,782 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...
US-7,827,735 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...
US-D626,969 V-engine cylinder head cover for one bank
US-D626,897 Vehicle grille lower
US-7,826,957 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...
US-7,826,948 Vehicle loading based vehicle dynamic and safety related characteristic adjusting system
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...
US-7,825,782 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...
US-7,825,779 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...
US-7,824,821 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...
US-7,823,959 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...
US-7,823,896 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...
US-7,823,708 Magnetorheological damping device for reduction or elimination of vibration in steering systems
A damping device for use with a rotatably-mounted steering shaft. The damping device comprises a magnetorheological material that can be embedded in an...
US-7,823,568 Evaporative emission control canister for automotive vehicle
An evaporative emission control canister for an automotive vehicle includes a canister body and a bracket for attaching the body to a structural member of a...
US-7,823,567 Fuel pump for internal combustion engine
A combination dynamic balancer and fuel pump for an internal combustion engine includes a common housing having at least one balancer shaft and a fuel pump, with...
US-7,823,565 Fuel injection system for internal combustion engine with injector isolator ring
A fuel injection system for internal combustion engine includes an injector mounted within a pocket formed in the cylinder head, and an isolator which defines a...
US-7,823,563 Cylinder-by-cylinder balancing of combustion timing in HCCI engines
Various systems and methods are described for controlling fuel injection to a plurality of cylinders. One example method comprises during combustion timing...
US-7,823,548 Adjusting ballistic valve timing
A method to adjust timing of an electrically actuated valve, said electrically actuated valve operating in a cylinder of an internal combustion engine, the...
US-D626,487 Vehicle wheel
US-D626,477 Vehicle hood
US-D626,465 Vehicle grille
US-D626,458 Vehicle exterior
US-7,820,588 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...
US-7,819,465 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...
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