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US-7,829,236 Hydration sensor apparatus for measuring membrane hydration in a fuel cell stack
A fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell stack and at least one hydration sensor apparatus for measuring membrane hydration in the fuel cell stack is disclosed....
US-7,828,956 Method for measuring concentrations of gas moieties in a gas mixture
In at least one embodiment, a method is described for measuring concentrations of gas moieties in a gas mixture. A mixed-potential gas sensor is exposed to a gas...
US-7,828,694 Rollback control of a hybrid electric vehicle
In a powertrain that includes an engine driveably connected to a load and an electric machine driveably connected to the load, a method for controlling a vehicle...
US-7,828,693 Negative driveline torque control incorporating transmission state selection for a hybrid vehicle
In one embodiment, a hybrid propulsion system for a vehicle is provided. The system comprises at least one drive wheel; a first motor coupled to the drive wheel,...
US-7,828,373 Polycarbonate panel assembly for a vehicle
A vehicle glazing panel assembly has a polycarbonate panel supported by a vehicle body, and has a plurality of peripheral regions. A reinforcement member is...
US-7,828,317 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-7,828,128 Control of fluid pressure in a torque converter of an automatic transmission
A system for controlling hydraulic fluid supplied to a torque converter of an transmission includes a torque converter including a chamber containing an impeller...
US-7,828,106 Vehicle rollover cushioning device
An exterior deployed air bag system or protective system is disclosed for an automotive vehicle. Air bag assemblies are assembled to the roof below the access...
US-7,828,042 Hot runner magnesium casting system and apparatus
A method and apparatus for the casting of metal components is disclosed. The apparatus includes a gooseneck for drawing molten metal from a crucible of hot metal...
US-7,827,975 Direct-start engine operation utilizing multi-strike ignition
A method for operation of a vehicle having an internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combustion engine may include one or more combustion chambers,...
US-7,827,964 Fuel injection system for internal combustion engine with injector isolator
A fuel injection system for an internal combustion engine includes a fuel injector pocket, formed within a cylinder head, for housing an injector which sprays...
US-7,827,840 Multistage superplastic forming apparatus and method
A superplastic forming apparatus and method for forming a sheet of material at an elevated temperatures into a workpiece having a complex geometry. The process...
US-7,827,838 Pulsed electro-hydraulic calibration of stamped panels
A tooling method for calibrating a partially formed metal part in an electro-hydraulic forming tool. The method includes loading a partially formed metal part...
US-7,827,782 Method for remediating emissions
A method for remediating an emission containing NOx emissions includes introducing an exotherm generating agent into the NOx emissions when the inlet temperature...
US-7,827,735 Liftgate assembly for automotive vehicle
A liftgate assembly for an automotive vehicle includes an outer panel having an external periphery and a skeletonized, trussform inner panel joined to the outer...
US-D626,969 V-engine cylinder head cover for one bank
US-D626,897 Vehicle grille lower
US-7,826,957 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-7,826,948 Vehicle loading based vehicle dynamic and safety related characteristic adjusting system
A method of controlling a controllable chassis system or a safety system (44) for a vehicle (10) includes determining an added mass placed on the vehicle and...
US-7,825,782 Device and method for wireless vehicle communication
The invention provides a device, system, and method for wireless communication with a vehicle, comprising a receiver mounted in or on the vehicle for receiving...
US-7,825,779 Remote entry chirp sound reduction method and system
A vehicle remote entry locking or unlocking chirp sound reduction system including a remote transmitter operable to transmit a signal, a receiver operable to...
US-7,824,821 Fuel cell metallic separator
The invention provides a fuel cell metallic separator, wherein the metallic plate's edges include a resin portion comprising the communication ports. The resin...
US-7,823,959 Pedestrian safety structure for a motor vehicle body
The present invention relates to a pedestrian safety structure for a motor vehicle body having a soft-nose outer skin panel and a bonnet providing an overlying...
US-7,823,896 Articulated step system for automotive vehicle
An articulated step system for an automotive vehicle includes a step housing attached to the vehicle frame by means of at least one standoff bracket and a...
US-7,823,708 Magnetorheological damping device for reduction or elimination of vibration in steering systems
A damping device for use with a rotatably-mounted steering shaft. The damping device comprises a magnetorheological material that can be embedded in an...
US-7,823,568 Evaporative emission control canister for automotive vehicle
An evaporative emission control canister for an automotive vehicle includes a canister body and a bracket for attaching the body to a structural member of a...
US-7,823,567 Fuel pump for internal combustion engine
A combination dynamic balancer and fuel pump for an internal combustion engine includes a common housing having at least one balancer shaft and a fuel pump, with...
US-7,823,565 Fuel injection system for internal combustion engine with injector isolator ring
A fuel injection system for internal combustion engine includes an injector mounted within a pocket formed in the cylinder head, and an isolator which defines a...
US-7,823,563 Cylinder-by-cylinder balancing of combustion timing in HCCI engines
Various systems and methods are described for controlling fuel injection to a plurality of cylinders. One example method comprises during combustion timing...
US-7,823,548 Adjusting ballistic valve timing
A method to adjust timing of an electrically actuated valve, said electrically actuated valve operating in a cylinder of an internal combustion engine, the...
US-D626,487 Vehicle wheel
US-D626,477 Vehicle hood
US-D626,465 Vehicle grille
US-D626,458 Vehicle exterior
US-7,820,588 Carbon monoxide catalyst
The invention relates to a catalyst for the oxidation of carbon monoxide (CO) at low temperatures, which is a catalytically active composition based on platinum...
US-7,819,465 Transferable B-pillar for facilitating ingress/egress
A door system includes a vehicle frame defining a door opening. A forward opening door is disposed in the door opening and has a forward edge hingedly connected...
US-7,819,097 Poppet cylinder valve operating system for internal combustion engine
A poppet valve operating system for an internal combustion engine features variable valve lift and camshaft phasing. A planetary phaser uses control inputs which...
US-7,819,096 Cylinder valve operating system for reciprocating internal combustion engine
A cylinder valve operating system for an internal combustion engine includes a camshaft driving a number of intake and exhaust valve operators which may be...
US-7,817,027 Method and system for integrated media and vehicle seat belt monitoring
The present invention is, in one embodiment, directed to a system and method to encourage seat belt use among all passengers in a vehicle. The system and method...
US-7,816,050 Unit cell header flow enhancement
A fluid flow field plate for an electrochemical fuel cell that includes a planar body having a first surface, a second surface. More than one header opening...
US-7,815,902 Methods and compositions for cancer therapy using a novel adenovirus
The invention comprises a novel virus that can kill mammalian cancer cells efficiently. The virus produces a novel protein that converts two non-toxic prodrugs...
US-7,815,533 Camshaft drive system for internal combustion engine
A camshaft drive system for an internal combustion engine includes a drive sprocket fixed upon a crankshaft of the engine and a driven sprocket fixed upon a...
US-7,815,252 Anti-rotation clip for moon roof drain tube
A vehicle comprising a vehicle frame having a moon roof channel, a structural panel and a pillar. The vehicle also includes a side curtain air bag canister...
US-7,815,240 Motor vehicle having a stowable roof
A motor vehicle is provided having front and rear roof panels and which can be moved from in use to stowed positions to change the style of the motor vehicle...
US-7,815,164 Low noise valve assembly
A low noise valve assembly (24) mitigates noise induced by near sonic gas flow encountering stagnant flow in the region of the valve (24). An inlet tube (10)...
US-7,815,026 Torque converter impeller clutch control
A system for controlling a torque converter of an automatic transmission driven by a power source, the system including a torque converter an impeller, a turbine...
US-7,814,878 System and method for operation of an engine having multiple combustion modes and adjustable balance shafts
A method of operating an engine having an adjustable balance shaft may comprise adjusting operation of the balance shaft during engine operation in response to...
US-7,814,745 Approach for delivering a liquid reductant into an exhaust flow of a fuel burning engine
An exhaust system for an internal combustion engine for a vehicle is provided. The system comprises an exhaust passage with an angled injector and a plurality of...
US-7,813,865 Torque-based hybrid electric vehicle powertrain control system and method
The invention comprises a control method for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having a throttle-controlled engine and an electric motor, a battery and a...
US-7,811,961 Methods and formulations for enhancing NH3 adsorption capacity of selective catalytic reduction catalysts
According to one embodiment of the present invention, an enhanced NH.sub.3 adsorbing automotive exhaust composition including a catalyst composition suitable for...
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