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US-7,658,444 Energy absorbing seat anchor restraint system for child safety seats
An energy-absorbing deformable structure to attach a child safety seat to a mounting portion of a vehicle comprises a bracket. The bracket includes a base...
US-7,658,438 Simultaneous single rail movement system for a vehicle door
A simultaneous single rail movement system for a vehicle door includes an outboard hinge arm, an inboard hinge arm, a rail, and a guide track. The outboard hinge...
US-7,658,431 Stowable child seat for automotive vehicles
A child seat mount assembly, a seat for mounting a child seat, and a passenger vehicle having a stowable child seat are provided. A seat back is connected to the...
US-7,658,425 Cantilevered support for automotive seats
An interior seat assembly for a motor vehicle is provided. The interior seat assembly includes a center console, a seat back, a seat bottom, and a cantilevered...
US-7,658,401 Inflatable curtain airbag systems
A curtain airbag system includes a sail panel. The sail panel may be attached with an inflatable curtain of the curtain airbag system.
US-7,658,254 System and method for clearing crush space in a vehicle through the use of active components
A system for clearing crush space in an automotive vehicle, the system including a vehicle having a passenger compartment, an impact displaced component...
US-7,658,083 Cooling system and method for cooling a battery in a vehicle
A cooling system and method for cooling a battery in a vehicle is provided. The method includes determining whether the cooling system is operating to cool a...
US-7,655,423 Nitric oxide donors for inducing neurogenesis
There is provided a method of promoting neurogenesis by administering a therapeutic amount of a nitric oxide donor compound to a patient in need of neurogenesis...
US-7,655,098 Readying cooling circuits for use in fuel cells
A flush and fill process is used to ready a fuel cell cooling circuit for initial use. An external flushing system releasably connected to the cooling circuit...
US-7,654,929 Assembly including a planetary pinion carrier and one-way clutch
A planetary gear unit for an automatic transmission includes a pinion carrier including a first disc formed with first holes located radially from an axis joined...
US-7,654,607 Automotive body structure with spin welded hardware mounts
An automotive body structure includes a tubular load bearing structure and a hardware mount having a base plate with an annular axially extending spin welding...
US-7,654,600 Vehicle tailgate movement assist mechanism using lever driven rotary damper
A vehicle tailgate movement assist mechanism including a tailgate configured to rotate between opened and closed positions, and a tailgate lever arm fixedly...
US-7,654,377 Hydraulic actuator for a vehicular power train
An actuator system includes a piezoelectric pump; an accumulator including a cylinder, a piston located in the cylinder, a port located at a first side of the...
US-7,654,253 Detection of a humidity sensor failure in an internal combustion engine
A method to determine degradation of a humidity sensor used for controlling an engine of a vehicle, the humidity sensor exterior to a passenger compartment of...
US-7,654,238 Systems and methods for controlled shutdown and direct start for internal combustion engine
Systems and methods for controlling shut down of a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine include a mechanical energy storage device to decelerate an...
US-7,654,128 Gas analyzing apparatus and method
A gas analyzing apparatus for analyzing gas composition in a multi-gas stream is disclosed. The gas analyzing apparatus includes a plurality of sensors adapted...
US-D609,375 Head lamp
US-D609,155 Vehicle wheel cover
US-D609,152 Vehicle mirror
US-7,653,471 Active driven wheel lift identification for an automotive vehicle
A roll control system (16) for an automotive vehicle (10) is used to actively detect if one of the plurality of the driven wheels (12) is lifted. The system...
US-7,651,267 Sensor arrangement and method for using same
A sensor arrangement includes, in some embodiments, a magnetostrictive element configured to output magnetic signals in response to a magnetic field. A sensor is...
US-7,651,157 Safety device
A safety device a for a vehicle including a load distributing member for arrangement in front of a vehicle seat so as to be exposed to an impact load from a...
US-7,651,154 One piece modular design for rear seat head restraints and snap in bracket design
A vehicle comprising a frame having a rear seat and first and second side structural walls. A modular unit extends between and is fixedly connected to the first...
US-7,650,745 Method to reduce engine emissions for an engine capable of multi-stroke operation and having a catalyst
A method to control valves in a cylinder operating in a multi-stroke cylinder mode. Valves are controlled to improve engine emissions as operating conditions vary.
US-D608,715 Vehicle wheel
US-D608,714 Vehicle wheel
US-D608,713 Vehicle wheel
US-7,650,215 Integrated sensing system
A vehicle control system includes a housed sensor cluster generating a plurality of signals. An integrated controller includes a sensor signal compensation unit...
US-7,650,214 Avoiding drift engagement of a hydraulic clutch
A method for controlling speed of an input shaft to a hydraulically actuated clutch that includes a hydraulic balance dam volume includes determining a limit...
US-7,648,439 Operation of electrically controlled transmissions at lower temperatures
A system and method for controlling electromechanical valves operating in a transmission is presented. According to the method, transmission operation can be...
US-7,648,192 Door latch system for automotive vehicle
A door latch system for an automotive vehicle includes a latch having a housing mounted to a door inner panel and a release lever operated by a release rod...
US-7,647,916 Engine with two port fuel injectors
A system for an engine, comprising of a cylinder located in the engine, a first port injector for injecting a first fuel into said cylinder, and a second...
US-7,647,914 Controlled port oxidation of direct injection spark ignition engines
A system and method for operating an engine is disclosed. The system and method includes performing multiple ignitions during a single engine cycle. According to...
US-7,647,899 Apparatus with mixed fuel separator and method of separating a mixed fuel
In an apparatus comprising a fuel tank, an internal combustion engine, and a separator positioned fluidically between the fuel tank and the internal combustion...
US-7,647,766 System and method for controlling valve timing of an engine with cylinder deactivation
Various systems and methods are disclosed for carrying out combustion in a fuel-cut operation in some or all of the engine cylinders of a vehicle. Further,...
US-7,647,765 Secondary airflow system for engine exhaust emission diagnostics
In one example, a system for an engine having an intake system and an exhaust system is described. The system comprises: an airflow sensor coupled to the intake...
US-D608,497 Vehicle fog light bezel
US-7,647,210 Parametric modeling method and system for conceptual vehicle design
An electronic method for parametric modeling of a conceptual vehicle design. The method includes (a) receiving dimensional input including one or more vehicle...
US-7,647,178 Method and system for forward collision avoidance in an automotive vehicle
A method and system for autonomous collision avoidance in multiple obstacle scenarios. A forward collision avoidance system detects obstacles in front of a...
US-7,647,148 Roll stability control system for an automotive vehicle using coordinated control of anti-roll bar and brakes
A roll stability control system (18) for an automotive vehicle (10) includes an active anti-roll bar system (62) and a rollover sensor (40) that generates a roll...
US-7,646,884 Active night vision image intensity balancing system
A vision system (10) for a vehicle (14) includes a light source (46) that generates an illumination beam (20). A receiver (62) generates a first image signal and...
US-7,646,290 Deceleration warning device and method for a motor vehicle
A deceleration warning device for reducing rear-end collisions in road traffic includes a sensor for detecting a longitudinal acceleration value, a control...
US-7,646,160 Sensor calibration and parameter identification in a multi-phase motor drive
In a multi-phase motor drive that includes a bus capacitor, a multi-phase motor, a multi-phase inverter, multiple switches each having an on-state and an...
US-7,645,154 USB connector protective cover
A universal serial bus connector assembly for sealing a plug against the intrusion of foreign material is provided. The connector assembly includes a plug...
US-7,644,973 Anti-chucking tailgate
An anti-chucking device (14) for a tailgate assembly (12) for a vehicle (10), includes a bracket member (36) and a striker member (38). The striker member (38)...
US-7,644,812 Using inferred torque converter impeller speed to control an impeller clutch
A method for controlling an impeller clutch of a torque converter includes determining a function relating a K-factor of the torque, determining a current engine...
US-7,644,696 Internal combustion engine system, and a method in such an engine system
An embodiment of the invention relates to an engine system, and a method in an engine system comprising an internal combustion engine having at least one...
US-D608,032 Vehicle headlight
US-D608,031 Vehicle headlight
US-D607,797 Vehicle front fender
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