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US-7,810,969 Ambient lighting for vehicle interior floor console
A floor console to provide ambient lighting in the interior of a vehicle is disclosed. The floor console includes lighting elements strategically positioned to...
US-7,810,876 Vehicle having a rear end body structure
A vehicle having a rear end body structure that includes first and second rear side castings. The first and second rear side castings interlock with at least one...
US-7,810,858 Hybrid energy absorber for automobile bumper
An automobile bumper system including an isolator disposed adjacent a cross beam of an automobile frame, and a bumper edge guard strip mounted adjacent upper...
US-7,810,549 Adaptive and universal hot runner manifold for die casting
A method and apparatus for the casting of metal components is disclosed. The apparatus includes a plunger for drawing molten metal from a crucible of hot metal...
US-7,810,478 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-7,810,475 Fuel vapor purging diagnostics
Systems and methods are provided for monitoring reverse flow of fuel vapors and/or air through a vehicle fuel vapor recovery system, said fuel vapor recovery...
US-7,810,469 Combustion control based on a signal from an engine vibration sensor
Feedback control of an internal combustion engine is performed based on a signal from a vibration sensor and a crankshaft angle sensor. An energy factor can be...
US-7,810,463 Quick restart HCCI internal combustion engine
The invention relates to an internal combustion engine operable in homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) combustion mode and in conventional spark...
US-7,810,366 Electrohydraulic trimming, flanging, and hemming of blanks
A method of electrohydraulically trimming a blank involving positioning a blank on a trimming member having a cutting edge such that a portion to be trimmed...
US-7,810,328 Parallel-sequential turbocharging for improved exhaust temperature control
A method is described for controlling the exhaust temperature of an emission controlling device in the exhaust using both a higher heat loss path and a lower...
US-7,810,319 Catalytic device with fuel cell portion and catalytic conversion portion
An apparatus comprising an internal combustion engine, an exhaust system for conducting exhaust emitted by the engine, and a catalytic device associated with the...
US-7,810,314 Approach for controlling particulate matter in an engine
A method for operating an engine comprises correlating a measured property associated with a carbon nanostructure layer to an amount of particulate matter from...
US-D625,442 Vehicle taillight
US-D625,240 Vehicle wheel cover
US-7,809,492 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-7,809,491 Method to perform carbon canister purge and adaption of air-fuel ratio estimation parameters
A control scheme is disclosed for performing both an adaption routine and carbon canister purging. In adaption, parameters for estimating air-fuel ratio from...
US-7,809,487 Method and system for controlling a motive power system of an automotive vehicle
A motive power system of a vehicle is controlled based on a driving style of a driver of the vehicle. Parameters related to a state of the vehicle are used as...
US-7,806,802 Preventing rollback of a hybrid electric vehicle
In a vehicle powertrain that includes an engine and an electric machine, a method for preventing rollback of a wheeled vehicle located on an incline includes...
US-7,806,646 Delivery rack system for stocking production lines
A delivery rack system for transporting a dolly. The delivery rack system includes a frame disposed on a plurality of wheels. The frame includes a side rail and...
US-7,806,210 Congestion-based control of vehicle hybrid propulsion system
A method of controlling a hybrid propulsion system of a vehicle, the hybrid propulsion system including an internal combustion engine and an alternate powertrain...
US-7,805,986 Portable vehicle exhaust flow sensor
A portable exhaust gas flow sensor includes a tube for coupling to an exhaust pipe of a vehicle and having a thin screen or similar flow restricting element to...
US-7,805,238 Hybrid vehicle propulsion system utilizing knock suppression
A hybrid propulsion system for a vehicle and method of operation are provided. As one example, the system comprises an engine including at least one combustion...
US-7,804,935 Fuzzy logic guided inverse treatment planning
A fuzzy inference system for use in modulating radiation treatment includes a fuzzifer for inputting imaging data, and inference device operatively to the...
US-7,804,425 Parking assist system
A vehicle parking assist system for assisting a driver of the vehicle in parking such vehicle in a garage located at a preselected global position. The system...
US-7,804,413 Object awareness determination system and a method for determining awareness of an object
An object awareness determination system includes an external object sensor system to sense objects and generate input data relating to the objects external to a...
US-7,803,773 Controlled release formulations of octreotide
A formulation of octreotide or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, which provides controlled release of a therapeutically effective amount of octreotide...
US-7,803,087 System and method for controlling a vehicle
The embodiments described herein include a control system and method for a vehicle. In one embodiment, the control system is able to determine the occurrence of...
US-7,802,809 Occupant protection system
System and method for protecting an occupant in a vehicle seat, through the use of an occupant protection system is disclosed, wherein the vehicle seat includes...
US-7,802,562 Engine boost control for multi-fuel engine
A fuel delivery system for an internal combustion engine and a method of operating the fuel delivery system is described. As one example, the method includes...
US-7,802,457 Electrohydraulic forming tool and method of forming sheet metal blank with the same
An electrohydraulic forming (EHF) tool and a method of forming a sheet metal blank in an EHF operation. The tool may include a pair of electrodes and may be...
US-7,801,665 Controlling cylinder mixture and turbocharger operation
A method for controlling differences in exhaust gas residual amount for a two cylinder bank engine having at least one turbocharger is presented. In one example,...
US-7,801,664 Cylinder charge temperature control for an internal combustion engine
A method of operating an engine is provided. The engine includes at least one cylinder communicating with an intake manifold via an intake manifold valve and an...
US-7,801,662 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 an engine, a motor, a generator and a high...
US-7,801,661 Power boost system and method
A power boost system and method. An illustrative embodiment of the power boost system includes an operator interface having a system activation button; a vehicle...
US-7,799,000 Fixation apparatus for a medical device
A fixation apparatus for attaching a medical device to a patient includes an attachment feature attached to the medical device and configured to cooperate with...
US-7,798,940 Method for determining the filling pressure for a clutch
Method for determining the filling pressure for a clutch that comprises clutch linings, a clutch release spring, and a hydraulic pressure system for closing the...
US-7,798,578 Driver feedback to improve vehicle performance
A system for providing driver feedback is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system provides a driver with feedback in response to a brake pedal and an...
US-7,798,560 Vehicle body structure
A vehicle body structure having a closure frame structure and an inner fender structure. The closure frame structure has a tenon. The inner fender structure has...
US-7,798,557 Vehicle unguided four-bar rear door articulating and sliding mechanism
A vehicle rear door articulating and sliding mechanism including an articulating hinge assembly having a hinge arm pivotally mounted to a vehicle C-pillar at one...
US-7,798,282 Power assisted steering system
A hybrid electrical power assist system (EPAS) for an automotive vehicle that utilizes the advantages of a conventional EPAS system to provide power assist based...
US-7,797,931 Catalyst composition for diesel particulate filter
A catalyst composition is provided for use on a diesel particulate filter which facilitates the oxidation of soot from diesel engine exhaust and which generates...
US-7,797,929 Low temperature emission control
A method of controlling an engine having a lean NOx trap in the exhaust is described. The method comprises during a first mode, at a first temperature, storing...
US-7,797,882 Window positioning apparatus
An apparatus for positioning a vehicle window. The apparatus includes a lift mechanism configured to move the window between a raised position and a lowered...
US-D624,217 Vehicle headlight
US-D623,997 Vehicle windshield
US-D623,996 Vehicle windshield
US-D623,995 Vehicle rear window
US-7,797,090 Method for monitoring hydrogen vehicles
A system and method for remotely monitoring the status of a hydrogen vehicle includes a data acquisition/communication module configured to receive a plurality...
US-7,797,089 System and method for managing a power source in a vehicle
A system and method for managing a power source in a vehicle having an engine and an electric machine includes setting first and second discharge limits for the...
US-7,795,319 Tire recycling method generating carbonous residue
A process for making a carbonous residue from scrap tires is disclosed. Tires are digested in an oil product. Steel and glass fibers are separated. A product...
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