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US-D594,890 Vehicle grille
US-D594,795 Vehicle hood
US-7,547,482 Passive microcoolant loop for an electrochemical fuel cell
Improvements in freezing and sub-freezing startup time for an electrochemical fuel cell system may be observed by having a passive coolant microloop using two...
US-7,547,063 Unitized vehicle frame subassembly and method of assembling a side frame for a vehicle
A frame subassembly for a vehicle is provided that includes a one-piece hydro-formed upper side beam and may also include a one-piece hydro-formed lower side...
US-7,547,058 System and method for operating an automotive liftgate
A system for operating an automotive liftgate includes a motor drive adapted for positioning the liftgate, and at least one telescopic strut positioned between...
US-7,547,055 Vehicle tailgate movement assist mechanism using four bar linkage and strut
A vehicle tailgate movement assist mechanism including a tailgate configured to rotate between opened and closed positions and a tailgate lever arm fixedly...
US-7,546,835 Fuel delivery system for multi-fuel engine
A fuel delivery system for an internal combustion engine and a method of operating the fuel delivery system are provided. An example embodiment of the method...
US-7,546,834 Selectably fueling with natural gas or direct injection ethanol
Various approaches are described for controlling operation of an engine. One example method includes delivering a gaseous fuel to the engine during a first...
US-7,546,827 Methods for variable displacement engine diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for monitoring cylinder valve deactivation in an engine operating with a plurality of cylinder valves. One example method...
US-7,546,821 Hydraulic actuation system for improved engine start
A method of starting an internal combustion engine for a vehicle having at least a hydraulic pump configured to be powered at least partially by a source other...
US-7,546,820 Variable compression ratio engine with lost motion coupling
A variable compression ratio piston (26) and connecting rod (18) assembly for an internal combustion engine (14) includes an eccentric bushing (28) that carries...
US-7,545,069 Electric machine winding arrangement
Rotational electric machine stator winding arrangement characterized, inter alia, by at least one coil of each parallel circuit being discontinuous with the...
US-7,543,884 Clam shell bracket connecting automotive structural members
A structural joint configuration is used in an automotive body structure in which a transverse roof cross member has a convoluted formed shape that must be...
US-7,543,883 Roof rail with integrally formed pinched flanges
A support rail for a vehicle has an A-pillar portion and a roof rail portion. The roof rail and A-pillar are formed with a tubular body portion and...
US-7,543,882 Dual cell rear corner pillar for automobiles
A dual cell rear corner pillar for the operator's compartment of a pick-up truck is formed with longitudinally oriented front and rear tubular members. The dual...
US-7,541,743 Adaptive vehicle communication controlled lighting system
A vehicle safety system (10) includes a light source (32). A beam-forming assembly (34) is optically coupled to the light source (32). An object detection sensor...
US-7,540,641 Apparatus and method for dimming function to control LED intensity
In one non-limiting embodiment, a system is provided for controlling interior lighting in a vehicle. The system is adapted to project a preselected color of...
US-7,540,638 Adaptive front lighting system for a vehicle
An adaptive front headlamp assembly capable of down the road illumination and peripheral and foreground illumination is provided. The headlamp assembly comprises...
US-7,540,523 Anti-jackknifing hitch assembly
An anti-jackknifing hitch assembly (12) ("assembly") includes a hitch (18), a tongue (20), two resilient members (22a, 22b), and a routing member (24). The hitch...
US-7,540,268 Engine starting for engine having adjustable valve operation
A method for controlling an engine having at least two cylinders, at least one of which having at least an adjustable valve, the method comprising before engine...
US-7,540,264 Initialization of electromechanical valve actuator in an internal combustion engine
A method for initializing valves of an engine having a starting apparatus is disclosed. The engine may have electromechanically actuated cylinder valves. The...
US-7,540,180 Apparatus for electromagnetic forming with durability and efficiency enhancements
There is disclosed herein an apparatus for electromagnetic forming of a workpiece with enhancements that increase the durability and overall efficiency of the...
US-D593,467 Vehicle front fender extension
US-D593,466 Vehicle rear fender
US-D593,460 Vehicle lower grille
US-7,538,506 Power lift gate for automotive vehicle
A powered lift gate for an automotive vehicle includes a lift gate door hinged to a vehicle body. A motor system which opens and closes the door is operated by a...
US-7,537,534 Hybrid electric drive system for a motor vehicle
A system for driving the wheels of a motor vehicle includes an engine or another prime mover, a transmission for transmitting rotary power to and from the...
US-7,537,475 Electrical connector
An electrical connector having a cup-like first dielectric housing with electrical contacts retained by a base portion of the housing is disclosed. The...
US-7,537,273 Impact force coupling assembly
There is described an impact force coupling assembly operable to couple impact forces from an upright member of a road vehicle to a horizontal transverse member...
US-7,537,239 Seamless airbag ring with integrated duct mount
An airbag ring for mounting an airbag assembly to an instrument panel including an airbag ring portion having a first aperture. The first aperture being...
US-7,537,223 Vehicle wheel suspension assembly
A suspension assembly for a vehicle wheel is provided with a hub assembly for supporting a wheel for rotation. A first control arm is pivotally connected to the...
US-7,536,918 Method and apparatus to measure force-travel profile of a shifter in a vehicle environment
Generally provided is a system and method that determines a force-travel profile of a shifter in a vehicle having a shifter having an associated shifter shaft...
US-7,536,247 Method and apparatus for reconstructing an accident using side satellite lateral acceleration sensors
An automotive vehicle (10) includes a restraint control module (12) coupled to a memory (50). During an impact, data from various sensors including lateral...
US-7,535,190 System and method for controlling a window wiper system
A windshield wiper system for use on a hybrid electric vehicle is capable of adjusting the delay between consecutive cycles based on engine state and vehicle...
US-7,534,511 Thermal control of fuel cell for improved cold start
Improvements in startup time for an electrochemical fuel cell system from freezing and sub-freezing temperatures are obtained by utilizing an insulated fuel cell...
US-7,533,912 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-7,533,754 Hybrid motor vehicle driveline
A hybrid motor vehicle (10) has a four wheel drive arrangement in which the front wheels (12 and 13) are driven by the engine (11) in two wheel drive mode and...
US-7,533,744 System and method for operating an electric motor by limiting performance
A method and system for limiting motor performance in a hybrid electric vehicle system. During a condition in a primary drivetrain, the method limits performance...
US-7,533,651 System and method for reducing knock and preignition in an internal combustion engine
A system for an engine of a vehicle, comprising of a combustion chamber located in the engine; a delivery system configured to deliver a fuel and a fluid to at...
US-7,533,639 Dual crankshaft engine with counter rotating inertial masses
A dual crankshaft internal combustion engine is symmetrically constructed to form a perfectly balanced engine assembly. A first crankshaft, having a first end, a...
US-7,533,638 Variable compression ratio engine with dedicated bumper
A variable compression ratio piston (26) and connecting rod (18) assembly for an internal combustion engine (14) includes an eccentric bushing (28) that carries...
US-7,533,518 System and method for reducing NOx emissions in an apparatus having a diesel engine
A method of operating a diesel engine in a mechanical apparatus is disclosed, wherein the diesel engine includes a combustion chamber, and wherein the mechanical...
US-D592,777 Vehicle lamp housing
US-D592,776 Vehicle lamp
US-D592,775 Vehicle taillight
US-D592,577 Vehicle rear trunk
US-D592,572 Vehicle lower bumper cover
US-D592,571 Vehicle lower bumper cover
US-D592,570 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-7,532,972 Method of torque control for an engine with valves that may be deactivated
A system for operating an internal combustion engine with electromechanical valves, the system comprising of a cylinder with at least an electromechanical intake...
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