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US-8,042,518 Multi-component transient fuel compensation
A method adjusts fuel injection to account for fuel puddling in the engine intake. The fuel is adjusted based on the ethanol content of the fuel in the puddle,...
US-8,042,510 Efficiency enhancement to a laser ignition system
A method for a laser ignition system to operate in at least two modes based on a four-stroke combustion cycle, wherein laser light energy is generated to ignite...
US-8,042,504 Adjusting valve timing to deactivate engine cylinders for variable displacement operation
An internal combustion engine having two cylinder banks and adjustable camshaft timing is disclosed in which the camshafts in one cylinder bank are adjusted so...
US-8,042,335 Intake air heating and exhaust cooling
Intake air heating and exhaust cooling is provided by a double wall exhaust system serving as an exhaust-to-air heat exchanger, sourcing hot air to the intake...
US-8,042,325 Adapting indicated engine torque during regeneration of a diesel particulate filter
In a motor vehicle powertrain that includes a diesel engine, a particulate filter and a torque converter, a method for correcting an indicated engine output...
US-D647,450 Vehicle wheel
US-D647,449 Vehicle wheel
US-D647,445 Vehicle front skidplate
US-D647,435 Vehicle front left/right grille
US-8,041,500 Reformate control via accelerometer
Engine surge includes oscillations in engine torque resulting in bucking or jerking motion of a vehicle that may degrade driver experience. The present...
US-8,041,497 Fuel based engine operation control
Methods are provided for operating an engine with a variable fuel blend in a cylinder, where the variable fuel blend varies a peak achievable engine torque for...
US-8,041,495 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 at least two of a group comprising an...
US-8,038,980 Hydrogen storage materials containing ammonia borane
According to at least one aspect of the present invention, an ammonia borane containing hydrogen storage material is provided to be present with substantially...
US-8,038,205 Vehicle having a passenger compartment body structure
A vehicle having a body structure that defines a front portion of a passenger compartment. The vehicle includes first and second closure frame structures and a...
US-8,037,874 Fuel based cylinder knock control
Various systems and methods are described for controlling operation of engine cylinders, where each cylinder has a first and second injector for delivering...
US-8,037,850 Method for operating an engine
A method for operating an engine with a fuel reformer is presented. In one embodiment a first fuel is reformed into a gaseous fuel comprising H, CO, and...
US-D647,011 Vehicle front bumper
US-8,036,814 Calibration scheme for an exhaust gas sensor
Various systems and methods are described for controlling an engine in a vehicle in response to an equilibrium value of an exhaust gas constituent generated...
US-8,036,812 Method for controlling an internal combustion engine
A system and method are disclosed for controlling an internal combustion engine in which actual concentration of combusted gas in the intake is compared with...
US-8,036,634 System and method for automatic storage and retrieval of emergency information
A vehicle communication system may retrieve "in case of emergency" (ICE) information from a wireless device. The ICE information may include contact...
US-8,034,859 Rubber compositions containing an oil blend of a petroleum oil and a biobased oil and methods of making the same
According to at least one aspect of the present invention, a rubber composition is provided. In at least one embodiment, the rubber composition comprises a...
US-8,033,875 Battery terminal with an opening coaxial with openings in a U-shaped terminal clamp
A battery terminal connector including a pair of U-shaped terminal clamps and an intermediate portion connecting the terminal clamps. Each of the terminal...
US-8,033,609 Head restraint
A head restraint assembly for use with a vehicle seat, the head restraint assembly having a head restraint armature that is adapted to be attached to a seat...
US-8,033,556 Combined tramp rod and anti-roll bar
A combined tramp rod and anti-roll bar is secured between a rear axle beam and the chassis of a vehicle. The tramp rod and anti-roll bar has an intermediate...
US-8,033,349 Auto-seek electrical connection for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
An auto-seek operating mode for a vehicle adjusts the vehicle in a direction transverse to a vehicle central axis using a vehicle power steering system and...
US-8,033,262 Valve operating system for variable displacement internal combustion engine
A cylinder valve operating system for a variable displacement internal combustion engine having poppet valves includes a cam arm driven by a camshaft and a...
US-8,033,104 Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst injection systems
A Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) injection system for mixing reductant with exhaust gasses. The system includes a plate disposed between walls of an...
US-D646,607 Vehicle front bumper splitter
US-8,032,291 Method for detection of emissions levels during extended engine speed controlled operation
A method for detection of emissions levels during extended engine speed controlled operation is provided. The method includes monitoring mass airflow passing...
US-8,032,281 Vehicle control system with advanced tire monitoring
A control system (11) for a vehicle (10) includes vehicle dynamics sensors (35-47) providing a vehicle dynamics signal. Tire monitoring system sensors (20) in...
US-8,030,894 System and method for rebalancing a vehicle battery
A vehicle may include an electric machine, a battery, a driver interface and one or more controllers. The one or more controllers may be configured to determine...
US-8,029,590 Collapsible filtration tank for a dust collector
A collapsible filtration tank for a dust collector includes an outer frame, an engaging base and a filter. The outer frame is formed cylindrical, having plural...
US-8,029,344 Door assembly for climate control system
A motor vehicle climate control system that utilizes a door to selectively open and close an inlet formed in a housing of the climate control system. The...
US-8,029,041 Door trim-integrated pelvic impact energy-absorbing construction for vehicle
An integrated door substrate and pelvic bolster is provided for use in a vehicle. The integrated component is formed from a polymerizable material by injection...
US-8,029,038 Table and seat system for a vehicle
A passenger vehicle comprising a vehicle body and at least one seat is provided. The vehicle body includes a front end and a rear end. The seat is mounted...
US-8,028,678 Direct injection alcohol engine with boost and spark control
Boosted engine operation and spark timing of an engine may be adjusted with alcohol content of the fuel in a direct injection engine. Further, various...
US-8,027,778 Torque delivery
A system for controlling a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders with electronically actuated valves (EVA) is presented....
US-8,025,046 System and method for facilitating homogeneous charge compression ignition
A method of transitioning between homogeneous charge compression ignition and spark ignition in a combustion chamber of an engine that is configured for...
US-8,025,035 Mechanical variable camshaft timing device
A device for selectively changing phase relationship between first and second rotating shafts in an internal combustion engine where the first shaft is secured...
US-8,025,034 Interval phasing for valve timing
A system for communicating information between a valve controller and an engine controller is presented. The system is designed to improve the timing of data...
US-8,022,818 Warning apparatus for a motor vehicle
Warning apparatus (2) for a motor vehicle (1) having an indicator system (6) for indicating a change of lane comprising at least one signal display (7) arranged...
US-8,022,304 Grommet
A grommet providing triple sealing feature when mounted in an opening of a panel is disclosed. When the panel into which the grommet is mounted is between a...
US-8,021,031 Automotive head lamp bulb shield
A head lamp for a motor vehicle is disclosed with a reflector for reflecting light. A light bulb is oriented within the head lamp and spaced apart from the...
US-8,020,912 Rear closure assembly for a passenger vehicle
A passenger vehicle is provided with a body having an interior with a passenger compartment and a rear cargo region accessed through a rear opening. A liftgate...
US-8,020,652 Generator power-based cold start strategy
The method of the invention controls engine speed during engine starting for a hybrid electric vehicle that includes a battery, an engine and a generator,...
US-8,020,597 Oxidation shield for tires
The invention is directed to increasing the endurance of a tire by providing an oxidation shield strip located in the vicinity of a critical area of the tire....
US-8,020,538 Cooled EGR system for coolant heating during cold engine start
Various systems and method for heating an engine in a vehicle during a cold start are described. In one example, thermal efficiency of the engine is improved by...
US-8,020,534 Carbon canister
A four-pass carbon canister includes a cover sealingly coupled to an injection-molded housing having a first chamber, a second chamber fluidly coupled to the...
US-8,020,532 Fuel injection control during start-up
A method of operation of an internal combustion engine including an intake valve coupled to a combustion chamber, and a port fuel injector positioned upstream...
US-8,020,525 Cylinder charge temperature control for an internal combustion engine
A method is disclosed for operating an engine with a first cylinder providing a net flow of gases from the intake to the exhaust while combusting; and a second...
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