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US-7,934,486 Internal and external LP EGR for boosted engines
A method for controlling combustion in a combustion chamber of a turbocharged engine is described. The method includes admitting to the combustion chamber prior...
US-D637,123 Vehicle rear upper bumper cover
US-D637,122 Vehicle rear upper bumper cover
US-D637,121 Vehicle rear bumper cover insert
US-D637,120 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
US-D637,119 Vehicle rear bumper cover insert
US-D637,118 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
US-D637,117 Vehicle lower grille
US-7,933,812 System integrator and commodity roll-up
A purchasing entity directs the sourcing of one or more parts in a microprocessor-based method. The microprocessor-based method comprises obtaining over a...
US-7,933,713 Control of peak engine output in an engine with a knock suppression fluid
A method for supplying two types of fuel to an engine of a vehicle is disclosed. In one embodiment, an amount of a first fuel supplied to the engine is adjusted...
US-7,933,711 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for expediting engine spin-down in an engine that is shutdown during engine idle-stop conditions and restarted during restart...
US-7,931,718 Oil mist separator
An oil mist separator includes a body inside which a filtering chamber is formed for a filtering unit made up with several centrifugal dust collectors. With an...
US-7,931,002 Method for starting an engine
A method for improving starting of an engine that may be repeatedly stopped and started is presented. In one embodiment, the method skips combustion in at least...
US-7,930,878 Method and apparatus for rapidly thawing frozen NOx reductant
According to one aspect of the present invention, a liquid reductant tank for supplying liquid reductant to a selective catalytic reduction system is disclosed....
US-7,930,087 Vehicle braking control
A method of operating an engine for a vehicle having at least a first cylinder, the method comprising of operating the first cylinder to provide at least one of...
US-7,926,522 Fuel filler system for automotive vehicle
A capless fuel filler device includes an anti-contamination seal mounted upon an external portion of a fuel filler passage extending through the device. An...
US-7,926,473 Air supply system for an internal combustion engine
An air supply system for a reciprocating internal combustion engine includes an air inlet and a mixing volute for receiving charge air from the air inlet. The...
US-7,926,385 Passive entry side door latch release system
A vehicle passive entry side door latch release system engageable with a release cable connected a door latch includes a moveable linkage assembly engageable...
US-7,926,270 Turbocharger waste gate control
A method for improving turbocharger waste-gate control is presented. The method can reduce turbocharger flow oscillation, at least during some conditions.
US-D636,320 Vehicle wheel
US-D636,307 Vehicle mirror
US-7,925,418 Engine control responsive to varying amounts of alcohol in fuel
Various systems and methods are described for operating an engine in a vehicle in response to fuel having varying amounts of alcohol. One example method...
US-7,922,242 Panoramic vehicle roof module assemblies
A panoramic vehicle roof assembly is provided with a first cross member and a second cross member. Each of the first and second cross members is adapted to be...
US-7,922,196 Sensor integration for airbag deployment
A system and method for deploying one or more airbags in a vehicle is provided. The system comprises a passive detection device, an active detection device and...
US-7,921,944 Compression system for internal combustion engine including a rotationally uncoupled exhaust gas turbine
As one example, a vehicle propulsion system is provided. The system includes: an with an intake air compressor and an exhaust gas turbine. Further, a control is...
US-7,921,833 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-7,921,709 Variable displacement engine diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for monitoring cylinder valve deactivation of a cylinder valve of an engine. One example method comprises, indicating...
US-7,920,058 Trailer tire pressure monitoring system
A system and method that, upon connection of a trailer to a tow vehicle, a trailer brake controller informs a tire pressure monitoring system to begin...
US-7,918,912 Engine hydrocarbon adsorber
Devices, systems and methods are provided for adsorbing hydrocarbons from the air intake system of an internal combustion engine. The devices, systems and...
US-7,918,763 Control strategy for multi-mode vehicle propulsion system
A method for controlling a vehicle operation in the transmission lash region. One method includes transitioning a combustion mode of a cylinder, and varying a...
US-7,918,757 Drive unit connected to a transmission output for producing forward and reverse drive
A drive unit includes a gearset alternately producing forward and reverse drive, an inter-axle differential dividing torque at an output of the gearset between...
US-7,918,492 Vehicle door belt and cam articulating mechanism
A vehicle door articulating mechanism including an articulating hinge assembly having a hinge arm pivotally mounted to a vehicle structure at one end thereof, a...
US-7,918,484 Vehicle body seal for a steering column leadthrough
A seal system (9) for sealing an opening (4) which leads into an interior space of a motor vehicle that receives a steering housing (8). The seal system (9) has...
US-7,918,295 Fluid reservoir
A power assist system for a motor vehicle subsystem having a component support structure is described. The power assist system comprises a fluid reservoir, a...
US-7,918,214 System and method for improving fuel vapor purging for an engine having a compressor
A system and method for storing and purging fuel vapors for an internal combustion engine comprising a compressor is presented. The system allows the canister...
US-7,918,210 Method for determining valve degradation
A method for determining degraded valve operation. According to the method, valve degradation can be determined from the duration of a spark event. This method...
US-7,918,207 Fuel delivery system for multi-fuel engine
A fuel delivery system for an engine is described. The system includes a controller for adjusting injection timing when switching between two injectors of a...
US-7,918,118 Method of using an electromagnetic forming machine to hem a plurality of panels to form a panel assembly
A method of using an electromagnetic forming machine to hem a panel assembly includes providing an inner panel and an outer panel. The outer panel has a...
US-7,918,086 System and method for determining a NO.sub.x storage capacity of catalytic device
Performance characteristics of a catalytic device are determined based on a particle size of a particulate component of the catalytic device. In this way, aging...
US-7,917,275 System and method for improved vehicle response during vehicle acceleration conditions
A vehicle control method for a vehicle having an internal combustion engine coupled to a torque converter is described. In one embodiment, the engine air flow...
US-7,917,260 Apparatus and method for remotely testing multiple communication channel inputs to a vehicle computer
An embodiment of the present invention includes an apparatus for remotely testing a plurality of communication channel inputs to an automobile computer. The...
US-7,916,010 Method and system for associating a tire pressure sensor to a wheel location in an intitiator based tire...
A method and system for eliminating cross talk in a tire pressure monitoring system that ranks potential sensor identifications based on the number of times the...
US-7,915,546 Multi-function light switch with extendable module
A multi-function light switch unit mountable to an interior panel of an automotive vehicle has a rotatable outer ring controlling a main headlamp, two pushbutton...
US-7,914,943 Integrated seal for fuel cell assembly and fuel cell stack
A solid polymer fuel cell comprising a membrane electrode assembly that is in adhesive contact with a first flow field plate around the circumferential edge of...
US-7,914,072 Moon roof frame module for reinforcement of automotive roof
A moon roof frame module is sized to span between the laterally spaced roof side rails of an automotive roof frame structure and is welded to the opposing roof...
US-7,913,672 Hydrocarbon retaining and purging system
Systems, methods, and computer readable storage media are described in which exhaust gas is routed to a hydrocarbon retaining device during starting, and purged...
US-7,913,668 Engine output control system and method
A method for a boosted engine including first and second injectors includes adjusting boost during a disabled condition of a first injector to compensate for...
US-7,913,656 Variable displacement engine having selectively engageable rocker arm with positioning device
Systems and methods for selectively activating and deactivating gas exchange valves in a variable displacement internal combustion engine include a rocker arm...
US-D635,073 Vehicle gauge
US-7,911,792 Direct dipping cooled power module and packaging
A power module package including a fully enclosed package comprising sidewalls; wherein at least one of said sidewalls includes a conductive substrate; wherein...
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