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US-8,074,627 Automotive fuel system leak testing
Systems and methods for performing leak testing on fuel system components in hybrid vehicles during engine-off operating conditions are disclosed. For example,...
US-8,074,488 Device for measuring coefficient of friction
A device for measuring the coefficient of friction between a test surface and a test material, comprising a frame, a skid pad comprising the test material and...
US-8,073,613 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for mitigating engine pre-ignition based on a feed-forward likelihood of pre-ignition and feedback from a pre-ignition event....
US-8,073,596 System and method for deploying a safety system
A system and method are provided for deploying a safety system when a vehicle involved in a front crash may be experiencing rotational velocity. The vehicle may...
US-8,073,589 User interface system for a vehicle
A user interface system and method for a vehicle enables access to an electronic device. The electronic device is configured to transmit a first data set...
US-8,072,352 Cross traffic alert with parking angle trajectory
The subject of the present invention is a host vehicle that determines a parking angle while backing out of a parking space and employs this parking angle when...
US-8,071,537 Implantable device for the sustained release of a polypeptide
Described herein are implantable devices, formulations and methods of making implantable devices for the release of a polypeptide from an implantable device,...
US-8,071,038 Progressive catalyst loading for integrated particulate filter and selective catalytic reduction unit
The present invention relates to an emission control system for reducing gases from the exhaust of a combustion engine. In at least one embodiment, the emission...
US-8,070,648 Transmission clutch stroking control during an engine restart in a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for controlling restart of an engine in a hybrid electric powertrain includes stopping the vehicle and engine, initiating the restart, estimating time...
US-8,070,209 Sun visor
A sun visor assembly includes a sun visor in which the corners associated with one of the longer edges are rotatably mounted to an automotive vehicle, one...
US-8,069,845 Fuel heating during cold start in a direct-injection gasoline engine
It has been found that direct-injection gasoline engines emit particulate matter during the first 500 seconds of operation due to fuel impacting combustion...
US-8,069,838 Spark timing adjustment based on vehicle acceleration
Systems, methods and a processor are provided for adjusting the spark timing of an internal combustion engine. The systems, methods and processor include...
US-8,069,829 Hybrid vehicle system having engine with variable valve operation
A method for operating a vehicle, the vehicle including an internal combustion engine coupled in the vehicle, the engine having at least one cylinder with an...
US-8,069,665 Stored compressed air management for improved engine performance
A method for providing air to a combustion chamber of an engine, the engine including a compressor and a boost tank selectably coupled to an intake manifold....
US-8,069,663 Method and system for turbocharging an engine
A method for improving operation of a turbocharged engine is presented. In one embodiment, the method may reduce engine emissions and improve engine efficiency...
US-8,069,614 Sealing strip and vehicle frame assembly
The present invention relates to an improved retention sealing strip (10) that improves the ease of assembly, and reduces manufacturing costs. The sealing strip...
US-8,068,959 Vehicle door active and passive control device
An apparatus for vehicle door deflection and movement control. The apparatus includes a primary electromagnetic device disposed generally in a vehicle door...
US-8,068,019 Trailer identification system
A system and method that, upon connection of a trailer to a tow vehicle, recognizes the trailer and applies a stored trailer configuration in a controller. In...
US-8,066,339 Vehicle and method for controlling regenerative braking
A vehicle and a method for controlling regenerative braking are provided. To take advantage of regenerative braking, the maximum available regenerative braking...
US-8,066,316 Adjustable mounting system for vehicular body components
An adjustable mounting system for a vehicular body component includes a base having a number of slide rails, with retainers slidingly engaged with the slide...
US-8,065,993 Structural oil baffle for engine covers
An oil baffle, a system, and a method are disclosed for separating a gaseous component from oil in a blow-by vapor for an internal combustion engine. An example...
US-8,065,983 Engine cover having a retainer to secure an engine accessory
A cam cover for a cylinder head of an internal combustion engine which has an aperture in the cam cover adapted to permit spark plug installation into the...
US-8,065,979 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...
US-8,065,931 Adjustable steering column assembly for a motor vehicle
A steering column assembly for a motor vehicle is disclosed having lower and upper steering column members that are slidingly interengaged. The upper column...
US-D649,504 Vehicle wheel cover
US-D649,503 Vehicle wheel
US-D649,502 Vehicle wheel
US-D649,501 Vehicle wheel
US-8,065,070 Internal combustion engine having common power source for ion current sensing and fuel injectors
An electrical power system for an engine powered at least in part by a battery having a battery voltage and including a fuel injector and at least one...
US-8,063,755 Method and device for assisting a driver in developing a fuel-saving driving style
Various embodiments relate to a method and device for assisting a driver of a motor vehicle to develop a fuel-saving driving style. A route section which...
US-8,062,652 Compositions and methods for treating precocious puberty
The present invention is directed to the controlled delivery of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, preferably from a polymeric material that is...
US-8,062,618 Exhaust aftertreatment system and method of treating exhaust gas
A diesel exhaust aftertreatment system and method are provided. The system includes a lean NO.sub.x trap for reducing NO.sub.x and a transition metal-exchanged...
US-8,062,601 Emission SCR NO.sub.X aftertreatment system having reduced SO.sub.3 generation and improved durability
An exemplary emission treatment system for reducing gases from the exhaust of an engine includes an exhaust passage for transporting the exhaust from the...
US-8,062,397 Air filtration apparatus
An air filter assembly for an evaporative emissions control canister used with an internal combustion engine fuel system. The assembly includes: a housing...
US-8,062,178 Temperature control of dual input clutch transmission
A system for controlling temperature of a transmission clutch includes a housing containing the clutch, a fan for circulating air through the housing and over...
US-8,062,172 Powertrain for a hybrid vehicle with all-wheel drive capability and method for controlling wheel slip
A hybrid-electric powertrain and control method for a vehicle having forward traction wheels and rearward traction wheels in an all-wheel drive configuration....
US-8,062,171 Transmission engagement control during an engine restart of a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for controlling transmission engagement during restart of an engine in a hybrid electric powertrain includes moving a gear lever between a forward...
US-8,061,777 System for seat-actuated head rest extension and retraction
A head rest system for an automotive vehicle seat movable between an extended position when the seat back of the vehicle seat is in its upright position and a...
US-8,061,753 Universal tailgate hinge
An entry assembly includes a frame and a gate. The frame has a first side and a second side. The gate is connected to the frame. The gate defines a demarcation...
US-8,061,693 Elastic bushing
The invention relates to an elastic bushing having an elastic element and a holding element for receiving the elastic element. The holding element having an...
US-8,061,464 Traction and stability control system and method for a vehicle with mechanically independent front and rear...
A vehicle powertrain with mechanically independent sets of front and rear traction wheels has separate motive power units. An electronic control system...
US-8,061,462 Transmission upshift input torque modulation for a hybrid electric vehicle
In a powertrain for motor vehicle that includes an engine, an electric machine able to function alternately as a motor and a generator, and a transmission whose...
US-8,061,338 Ignition coil to spark plug mating apparatus
A retaining apparatus is provided for mating an ignition coil to a spark plug.
US-8,061,329 Lift pump control for a two pump direct injection fuel system
An economical method for controlling a lift pump operating as part of a direct injection fuel system is described. According to the method, at least two...
US-8,061,319 Camshaft phaser for internal combustion engine
A camshaft phaser for an internal combustion engine includes a rotor which is rotationally coupled to a camshaft and a hydraulic positioning system for timing...
US-8,061,309 Cooling system
The disclosure relates to an internal combustion engine with a cooling circuit having a water jacket portion in the cylinder block and a water jacket portion in...
US-8,061,174 Preventing voids in extruded teeth or splines
An apparatus for extruding teeth in a blank includes a press that includes a lower die plate for supporting the blank thereon, and upper die plate that moves...
US-8,061,138 System for controlling contaminant deposition in exhaust gas recirculation coolers
A system for controlling contaminant deposition in an exhaust recirculation cooler mounted in a vehicle to allow exhaust gas to recirculate along a gas...
US-8,061,131 Cylinder head for an internal combustion engine
A cylinder head adapted to be mounted to a cylinder block of an internal combustion engine has a cooling jacket at least partially integrated in the cylinder...
US-8,061,128 Diesel particulate filter overstress mitigation
Methods and systems for reducing overstress of a DPF are provided herein. One example of such a method is based on radial temperature gradient near the exit...
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