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US-7,780,229 Vehicle seat with a storage compartment
A vehicle seat includes a seat frame having a seat portion and a cover skirt covering the frame below the seat portion to form a footwell termination at a front...
US-7,779,953 Biasing drive torque to an axle in a motor vehicle
A system for transmitting power to vehicle wheels includes a transmission output connected to a first wheel set, a planetary gearset including an input and an...
US-7,779,823 Cylinder charge temperature control for an internal combustion engine
An engine is operated with a first cylinder to provide a net flow of gases from the engine intake to the engine exhaust while a second cylinder returns combusted...
US-7,779,813 Combustion control system for an engine utilizing a first fuel and a second fuel
A system for a multi-fuel engine includes adjusting delivery of one or more fuels in response to a condition of an ignition spark in the engine. In one example,...
US-7,779,812 Vehicle stability and surge control
In one example, a method is described for operating an engine of a vehicle, the engine having a combustion chamber. The method may include controlling a...
US-7,779,802 Simulated cam position for a V-type engine
A method is provided for estimating a cam shaft position of one bank of a V-type engine based on crankshaft acceleration and cam shaft position of the other bank...
US-7,779,714 Surrogate engine speed signal for controlling a dual clutch powershift transmission
A method for launching a vehicle having an engine shaft, first and second transmission input shafts, first and second input clutches, a coupler, a power path,...
US-7,779,633 Method for determining the exhaust back pressure upstream of a turbine of an exhaust-driven turbocharger
The present application relates to a method for determining the exhaust back pressure p.sub.3 upstream of a turbine, which is arranged in the exhaust line of an...
US-D622,426 Vehicle trunk taillight
US-D622,425 Vehicle taillight
US-D622,198 Vehicle wheel cover
US-RE41,560 Automotive closure panel with pivot-mounted alignment system
An automotive closure panel which is rotatable about a pivot axis has an axial locator insert situated within a pivot bearing insert bore to set a margin...
US-7,778,748 System and method for testing a vehicle suspension
A systems and method for testing a vehicle suspension may include a kinematics rig and a main control unit having a graphical user interface (GUI). The system...
US-7,778,741 Vehicle stability control system with tire monitoring
A control system (10) for a vehicle (16) includes a sensor (35-47) that generates a sensor signal and a stability control system (26). Tire monitoring sensors...
US-7,777,619 System and method for implementing active safety counter measures for an impaired driver
Various methods and systems are disclosed for implementing active safety countermeasures in vehicles when it is determined that the driver is impaired.
US-7,775,889 Universal cross joint with axial insulation
A universal joint comprises a first joint yoke having bearing bores at axially opposite yoke arms and being connected with the drive shaft, a first pin bearer...
US-7,775,503 Pressure relief valve
An oil pressure relief valve for use in the lubrication system of an internal combustion engine is controlled by both pump outlet pressure 3 and pilot pressure...
US-7,775,310 Dynamic allocation of energy storage limits for a hybrid vehicle propulsion system
A system and method is disclosed for operating a hybrid propulsion system for a vehicle including at least an engine having a plurality of combustion cylinders,...
US-7,775,195 Method for fuel vapor canister purging
A method of controlling fuel vapor purging in a hybrid electric vehicle capable of selectively operating an engine includes initiating purging in response to an...
US-7,775,135 Mesh control for a rack and pinion steering system
A steering mechanism is provided, including a rack, a rotatable support member, and an automatically-adjustable support member. The rack includes a rack gear...
US-7,775,081 Rotary fill member for a die assembly
A rotary fill slide assembly for a sheet metal forming die that has a working element that performs an operation on a portion of a sheet metal blank. The rotary...
US-D621,767 Vehicle wheel
US-D621,679 Vehicle door handle set
US-7,774,090 Tool selection system and method
Systems and methods to select a tool are provided. In at least one embodiment, a system receives first tool data defining a first tool and requirement data...
US-7,772,991 Accident avoidance during vehicle backup
In one embodiment, the present invention is directed to a method to operate a host vehicle having a rearview camera vision sensor, and an electronic controller...
US-7,771,669 Soot oxidation catalyst and method of making
A catalyst composition for facilitating the oxidation of soot from diesel engine exhaust is provided. The catalyst composition includes a catalytic metal...
US-7,771,313 Vehicle trajectory control system
A system, comprising an engine having an electronically controlled throttle plate to adjust airflow to the engine; a transmission having an input speed and an...
US-7,770,562 Fuel delivery system for a multi-fuel engine
A fuel delivery system for a multi-fuel internal combustion engine and an approach for operating the fuel delivery system are provided. The fuel delivery system...
US-7,770,560 System and control method for an engine having two types of fuel injectors
A reduced cost dual fuel injection system and method is described. Port fuel injectors and direct fuel injectors may be operated by using common injector drivers.
US-7,770,393 Control of turbocharger imbalance
A method for controlling flow differences in a turbocharged internal combustion engine is presented. In one example, the description includes a method for...
US-7,770,384 Ammonia vapor storage and purge system and method
A method of operating a reductant delivery and storage system of a vehicle, comprising of storing an ammonia-containing fluid in a first storage device,...
US-D621,534 Vehicle taillight
US-D621,533 Vehicle taillight
US-7,769,520 Tractive force map
A method of controlling tractive force of a vehicle comprising determining a tractive force request of a driver of the vehicle, determining an actual tractive...
US-7,768,382 Vehicle misfueling mitigation system and method
A method is provided to indicate improper fuel filling in a vehicle. An indicator is actuated if a proportion of alcohol in the fuel is outside a range of...
US-7,767,197 Delivery vehicle composition and methods for delivering antigens and other drugs
The present invention provides an immunogen composition and methods for using the same for the development of immunity, and particularly at mucosal sites in a...
US-7,766,785 Multiple speed automatic transmission
A multiple-speed automatic transmission includes an input, output, a first gear unit drivable connected to the input and including a component rotating at the...
US-7,765,994 Cylinder charge temperature control for an internal combustion engine
A method for controlling exhaust gas recirculation is presented. In one embodiment, exhaust gases are routed from the exhaust manifold through a cylinder and...
US-7,765,991 Fuel delivery control for internal combustion engine
A method of controlling an internal combustion engine having a fuel vapor purging system and a fuel delivery system including a fuel pump and a fuel pressure...
US-7,765,988 Method for an internal combustion engine, and an internal combustion engine
The description relates to an internal combustion engine, and a method for an internal combustion engine with at least one cylinder, at each of which at least...
US-7,765,982 System and method for compensation of fuel injector limits
A method for an engine with first and second injectors in a cylinder provides different fuel injection compensation upon reaching minimum pulsewidths of the...
US-7,765,966 Hybrid vehicle system having engine with variable valve operation
A system for adjusting valve timing of an engine is disclosed. In one embodiment, valve timing is adjusted during an engine start before the engine is started....
US-7,765,884 Vehicle powertrain having live power take-off
A power take-off assembly for transmitting rotary power from the powertrain of a motor vehicle includes a torque converter for an automatic transmission and...
US-D620,856 Vehicle windshield
US-D620,849 Vehicle grille
US-7,765,058 Driver input analysis and feedback system
A method of driver training to improve fuel economy performance of a vehicle, the method including, receiving selected vehicle and driver operating data...
US-7,765,050 Traction control system and method for a vehicle
In one example, a traction control system for a vehicle is shown. The system adjusts a relationship between powertrain output and pedal actuation in response to...
US-7,762,924 Transmission shifting responsive to borderline knock limits
A method for operating an engine and transmission in a vehicle is described. The method comprises up-shifting the transmission based on whether engine knock...
US-7,762,633 Brake control system
A motor vehicle has an inclinometer to determine the steepness of the slope upon which the vehicle stands, brakes and a driver brake pedal for generating a...
US-7,762,622 Structural member for a motor vehicle
A structural member of a motor vehicle, e.g., a "B" pillar, comprises a reinforcing member having an elongate core of ultra high strength steel and a casing of...
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