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US-7,806,210 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...
US-7,805,986 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...
US-7,805,238 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...
US-7,804,935 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...
US-7,804,425 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...
US-7,804,413 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...
US-7,803,773 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...
US-7,803,087 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...
US-7,802,809 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...
US-7,802,562 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...
US-7,802,457 Electrohydraulic forming tool and method of forming sheet metal blank with the same
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...
US-7,801,665 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,...
US-7,801,664 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...
US-7,801,662 Optimal engine operating power management strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
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...
US-7,801,661 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...
US-7,799,000 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...
US-7,798,940 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...
US-7,798,578 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...
US-7,798,560 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...
US-7,798,557 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...
US-7,798,282 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...
US-7,797,931 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...
US-7,797,929 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...
US-7,797,882 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...
US-D624,217 Vehicle headlight
US-D623,997 Vehicle windshield
US-D623,996 Vehicle windshield
US-D623,995 Vehicle rear window
US-7,797,090 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...
US-7,797,089 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...
US-7,795,319 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...
US-7,794,153 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...
US-7,794,009 Side impact door trim buckle initiatory design in armrest and grab handle region
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...
US-7,794,008 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...
US-7,793,968 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-7,793,637 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...
US-7,793,620 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...
US-7,792,628 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...
US-7,792,626 Engine arrangement
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...
US-7,792,625 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...
US-7,792,617 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...
US-7,791,236 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...
US-7,791,216 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...
US-7,790,133 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; ...
US-7,789,929 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...
US-7,789,794 Method and system for controlling a propulsion system of an alternatively powered vehicle
Inverters of a hybrid electric vehicle are cooled by a coolant. Expected temperature differences between the inverters and the coolant are determined based on...
US-7,789,455 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...
US-7,789,070 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...
US-7,789,063 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...
US-7,788,910 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...
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