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US-7,717,465 Vehicle having an engine support structure
A vehicle having an engine support structure. A cradle for supporting an engine is provided that has first and second apertures that are spaced apart from each...
US-7,717,220 Crossmember center section
A center section for a crossmember of a vehicle chassis comprises a driveshaft hoop, crossmember attachment areas extending generally from opposing sides...
US-7,717,202 Vehicle propulsion system with selectable energy sources and method of use
A propulsion system includes a first torque producing arrangement including an electric machine configured to a first energy source supplying electrical energy...
US-7,717,132 Hydraulic valve actuated by piezoelectric effect
A valve-actuator for a hydraulic valve includes a valve chamber, ports spaced mutually and opening into the chamber, a spool axially located in the chamber for...
US-7,717,088 Method of detecting and compensating for injector variability with a direct injection system
A method for controlling fuel injection of a direct injection fuel system, the fuel system having a fuel pump, the method comprising: variably operating the fuel...
US-7,717,071 Electromechanical valve timing during a start
A method for starting an internal combustion engine with electrically actuated valves, the method comprising during at least a run-up in engine speed of engine...
US-D616,123 Vehicle fog lamp
US-D615,915 Vehicle mirror
US-7,715,976 EGR detection via humidity detection
Various systems and methods are described for controlling an engine in a vehicle which includes an exhaust passage and an exhaust gas recirculation system. One...
US-7,715,974 Method for controlling air-fuel ratio for an alternating valve engine
A method for controlling the air-fuel ratio of an internal combustion engine operating with alternating intake valves is presented. According to the method,...
US-7,715,965 System and method for qualitatively determining vehicle loading conditions
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a controller (26) that determines whether or not a potential load change has occurred in...
US-7,714,730 Water activated safety light and flotation device using same
There is disclosed a flotation device such as a life vest or inflatable raft for keeping a user afloat when in water, the flotation device comprising a light...
US-7,713,164 Double step gear shifting in a hybrid electric vehicle
In a powertrain for a vehicle that includes an engine, a transmission having an input, a current gear, an input clutch, a target gear and an output for driving a...
US-7,712,815 Articulating seat cushion and load floor for pick up or similar type vehicle
The articulated seat assembly to efficiently utilize vehicle compartment space is comprised of a seat back slidably mounted to a floor for horizontal movement...
US-7,712,811 Integrated ratcheting tailgate extender
A vehicle tailgate extender mechanism including a tailgate frame having a tailgate bed extender guide, and a bed extender assembly coupled to the tailgate frame...
US-7,712,776 Method and control system for predictive deployment of side-impact restraints
A side-impact control system (10) for a vehicle (12) includes an adaptive restraint (15). A side sensor (30) is configured to detect an object, in a restraint...
US-7,712,560 Hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A hybrid electric vehicle powertrain has motor-generator units and gear units assembled in an efficient configuration with an economy of space. Engine power and...
US-7,712,440 Increased HCCI operation window
The present invention relates to an internal combustion engine for motor vehicles. The engine can be operated in homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI)...
US-7,712,312 Pressure balanced swing valve for engine system
As one example, an apparatus configured to regulate flow in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine system is provided. The apparatus comprise a...
US-7,709,121 Method and apparatus for recirculating unused fuel in fuel cells
Unused fuel in a fuel cell is recirculated in the anode loop and combined with fresh fuel using an electromagnetically driven pump. The pump includes a magnetic...
US-7,708,932 Chilled air pressure box for thermoforming a plastic sheet and a method of thermoforming the same
A chilled air pressure box is provided for thermoforming a plastic sheet. The chilled air pressure box comprises a box, a box perimeter, an inlet valve, a...
US-D615,224 Vehicle taillight
US-D615,222 Vehicle taillight
US-D615,013 Vehicle front fender
US-D615,012 Vehicle fender
US-D615,008 Vehicle lower grille
US-RE41,313 Planet pinion carrier assembly for ravigneaux gearset
A gearset assembly includes a pinion carrier containing long pinions mutually spaced angularly about an axis and supported for rotation on the carrier, and short...
US-7,705,717 Method and apparatus for receiving signals from a sensor into a tire pressure monitoring system
A tire pressure monitoring system (12) for an automotive vehicle (10) has a receiver circuit (28). The vehicle (12) has a plurality of wheels (14A-14D). A...
US-7,705,291 Apparatus and method for wound diagnosis
A configurable scanner (1), adapted for contactless measurement of the depth and perimeter of a wound on a target body part (9), has a scan head (4), and a...
US-7,703,841 Vehicle body assembly
A vehicle body assembly having a set of castings. Each member of the set of castings interlocks with another member of the set of castings to create a vehicle...
US-7,703,837 Sealing system of B-pillarless rear sliding door
The invention relates to a vehicle door for closing a door opening provided in a vehicle frame, and to a vehicle door system with the vehicle door according to...
US-7,703,444 Fuel vapor management for stored fuel using floating particles
A system, method, and article of manufacture for reducing the rate of fuel vapor formation within a fuel storage tank include a plurality of discrete independent...
US-7,703,439 Vehicle control system
A method for controlling an engine having an intake manifold and an outlet control device coupled to the manifold for controlling flow exiting the manifold and...
US-7,703,438 System and method for facilitating homogeneous charge compression ignition
A method of maintaining homogeneous charge compression ignition when a temperature within a combustion chamber decreases below an autoignition temperature in an...
US-7,703,435 System and control method for selecting fuel type for an internal combustion engine capable of combusting a...
A system and method for improving fuel usage of a dual fuel engine is described. Fuel type is delivered to engine cylinders in response to operating conditions.
US-7,703,353 Drive unit connected to a transmission output for producing forward and reverse device
A drive unit located in a power path between a transmission output and the wheels of a vehicle for reversing the direction of the transmission output includes a...
US-D614,784 Vehicle taillight
US-D614,555 Vehicle front bumper spoiler
US-D614,546 Combined vehicle front bumper and grille
US-D614,544 Vehicle grille lower
US-7,702,491 Method of part flow model for programmable logic controller logical verification system
A method is provided for application of part flow model for a programmable logic controller logical verification system. The method includes the steps of...
US-7,702,440 Method and apparatus for detecting rollover of an automotive vehicle based on a lateral kinetic energy rate...
A rollover sensing system (12) that may be used in the determination of when to deploy restraints in a vehicle is disclosed herein. The rollover sensing system...
US-7,702,425 Object classification system for a vehicle
A method of classifying objects within a vehicle (12) includes the detection of an object and the generation of an object detection signal in response to the...
US-7,701,080 USB for vehicle application
A power data connection for a vehicle and one or more electronic devices is provided. The power data connection comprises a data communication connector and a...
US-7,699,737 Electric axle drive unit
A drive unit for transmitting power to wheels of a motor vehicle includes an input driveably connectable to a first power source, a final drive gear set...
US-7,699,327 Wheel suspension
The invention relates to a wheel suspension, which has at least one transverse link and one wheel carrier. The wheel carrier has a connecting element, through...
US-7,699,285 Automotive mirror mounting system
An external mirror mounting system for an automotive vehicle includes an outer panel having a mounting reinforcement attached to an inner surface, and an...
US-7,699,129 Method and system for alerting a driver that a motive power system is about to be activated
An accelerator pedal provides feedback to a driver of a vehicle indicating that an engine is about to be started. This feedback is associated with a threshold...
US-7,698,797 Apparatus and method for forming a joint between adjacent members
An apparatus and method for joining adjacent members, wherein the members are placed in an overlapping layered relationship. The members are clamped between a...
US-D614,332 Vehicle fog lamp
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