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US-7,618,087 Vehicle having a front end body structure
A vehicle having a front end body structure. The vehicle includes first and second inner fender castings having first and second mating portions, respectively,...
US-7,618,059 Tether venting system for airbag module
A system and method for venting an airbag is provided. The system includes a set of vent doors, thereby reducing the overall package spaced that would otherwise...
US-7,618,047 Automobile steering linkage systems and methods
Automobile steering linkage systems and methods are provided in the various embodiments of the present invention. Some embodiments of the present invention can...
US-7,617,902 Biasing drive torque to a secondary axle in a motor vehicle powertrain
A method for transmitting power to the wheels of a motor vehicle includes driveably connecting an output of a transmission to a first set of wheels, varying the...
US-7,617,893 Method and system for determining final desired wheel power in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A control method and system for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain is disclosed. A filtered, profiled battery power modifier is used in calculating a final...
US-7,617,807 Engine and valvetrain with dual pushrod lifters and independent lash adjustment
A multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having a camshaft-driven valvetrain with a camshaft disposed within an engine block includes at least two intake...
US-7,617,692 Fuel efficient method and system for hybrid vehicles
A method and system determines when a climate control system of a hybrid vehicle can be operated without the use of an A/C compressor. The method and system make...
US-D604,211 Vehicle hood
US-7,616,102 Non-opaque external parking aid sensor bezels
An assembly for mounting a parking aid sensor to an automobile bumper. The assembly may include a sensor housing including an internal structure configured to...
US-7,614,689 Seat integrated tether system
A seat integrated tether system for use in a vehicle for the secure placement of an article on a vehicle seat. One or more retractable or extendable tethers are...
US-7,614,683 Impact protection structure
There is provided an impact protection structure for providing impact energy absorption at a region substantially between a first transverse strengthening member...
US-7,614,486 Retention of an actuating spring in a one-way clutch or brake
A device for transmitting torque in one rotary direction includes a cam plate including notches spaced angularly about an axis, a rocker plate including pockets...
US-7,614,317 Rack-and-pinion gear mechanism
The invention relates to a rack-and-pinion gear mechanism (1), for example for use in a steering mechanism of a motor vehicle, and to a method for the production...
US-7,614,270 Method and apparatus for superplastic forming
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for forming a ductile sheet or work piece into a part or component. The method includes using a forming...
US-D603,773 Vehicle front fender
US-D603,772 Vehicle front fender
US-D603,763 Vehicle upper grille
US-7,613,627 Computer-implemented method and system for collecting and communicating inspection information for a mechanism
An automated and computer-implemented method for collecting and communicating inspection information for a mechanism. The method includes receiving repair order...
US-7,613,554 System and method for demonstrating functionality of on-board diagnostics for vehicles
A system and method for demonstrating or testing operation of on-board diagnostics in a vehicle include imitating performance degradation of a vehicle hardware...
US-7,613,435 Method for providing satellite radio service in a vehicle
An aspect of the invention provides a method for providing satellite radio service in a vehicle. A satellite radio may be activated before a customer purchases...
US-7,612,658 System and method of modifying programmable blind spot detection sensor ranges with vision sensor input
A continuously programmable Blind Spot Detection System for vehicles that use continuous vision sensor input to determine lane offset and determine a maximum...
US-7,611,791 Spirally-wound fuel cell assembly
A spirally-wound fuel cell assembly is disclosed. The spirally-wound fuel cell assembly includes an enclosure. Multiple cell assemblies are disposed in...
US-7,611,384 Battery terminal connector
A terminal connector includes a pair of spaced-apart connector units each having a connector plate, a pair of clamp arms extending from the connector plate, a...
US-7,611,190 Vehicle door articulating and sliding mechanism
A vehicle door articulating and sliding mechanism is provided that includes a swing arm pivotally mounted via a first bracket to a vehicle structure at one end...
US-7,610,892 System and method for starting a vehicle
The present invention provides a system and method for starting a vehicle in a cold temperature environment and minimizing the time spent by the vehicle within a...
US-7,610,792 Sled buck testing system
A sled carriage is configured to move in a direction of an axis and a track is attached with the sled carriage. A platform is attached with the track and a sled...
US-D603,311 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-D603,310 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-D603,308 Vehicle front valance
US-D603,305 Vehicle grille
US-D603,304 Vehicle lower grille
US-7,610,143 Engine autostop and autorestart control
Systems and methods are described for controlling engine operation of an engine that may be shut-down during engine idle stop conditions. The engine may include...
US-7,610,142 Sensor self-calibration system and method
A vehicle includes an engine, a booster, an exhaust gas sensor and a self-calibration arrangement for the exhaust gas sensor. When sensor calibration check is...
US-7,608,822 Active night vision thermal control system using wavelength-temperature characteristic of light source
A thermal control system (11) for a light source (46) of a vision system (10) includes a heater (63) that is thermally coupled to the light source (46). A...
US-7,608,011 Hydrogen fuelled hybrid powertrain and vehicle
A hydrogen-powered hybrid powertrain system includes a hydrogen-fuelled internal combustion engine operating at a lean air/fuel mixture, and a supercharger for...
US-7,607,508 Vehicle side collision occupant restraint system
A safety restraint system (10) for a vehicle (12) includes a seat belt buckle (60) and a retractor (53) mounted approximately at or below a pelvic level of a...
US-7,607,501 Cooling system for a vehicle battery
A cooling system for a battery in a vehicle does not use air from the vehicle passenger compartment, but rather, takes in ambient air from outside the vehicle....
US-7,607,410 System and method of controlling fuel delivery during positive valve overlap operation of an engine start
An approach is provided for compensating engine fueling during starting conditions in which positive valve overlap is enabled early in the start. In one example,...
US-7,607,362 Flowmeter and a use thereof for measuring fluid flow independently of fluid's state property
The present invention relates to a flowmeter for measuring flow rate of a fluid independently of fluid viscosity or density. In at least on embodiment, the...
US-7,606,053 DC-to-DC converter and electric motor drive system using the same
A DC-to-DC converter is provided and generally configured for implementation with an electric motor drive system. In at least one embodiment, the DC-to-DC...
US-7,605,561 Method for controlling charging of a power source of a hybrid vehicle
A method for controlling charging of a power source of a hybrid vehicle. The method includes determining a maximum output level of a primary power source,...
US-7,605,492 Power supply system and method for supplying power to a vehicle
A power supply system is provided that can operate with energy storage units of varying voltages and temperatures, that can correct voltage and temperature...
US-7,604,896 High voltage battery assembly for a motor vehicle
A battery assembly for a vehicle. The battery assembly includes a plurality of voltage modules and a connection device having conductive and nonconductive...
US-7,604,252 Knee airbag
The invention relates to a driver's knee airbag (1), in particular for a motor vehicle, with a gas generator (2), a plurality of chambers (5, 6, 7) and catch...
US-7,603,974 Variable camshaft timing system for an internal combustion engine
A system is disclosed which has a first camshaft coupled to a first gearwheel via a camshaft adjuster, the camshaft adjuster allowing the camshaft to be rotated...
US-7,603,847 Device and method for internal combustion engine control
A system for an engine is shown that includes an upstream emission control device and a downstream emission control device. The upstream device has a washcoat...
US-D602,409 Vehicle Grille
US-D602,352 Stand-up food tray
US-7,603,228 Haptic apparatus and coaching method for improving vehicle fuel economy
An apparatus is disclosed that includes a haptic actuator operatively associated with a pedal assembly of the vehicle, a human-machine interface (HMI) for...
US-7,602,279 Wheel lifted and grounded identification for an automotive vehicle
A control system (18) for an automotive vehicle (10) has a first roll condition detector (64A), a second roll condition detector (64B), a third roll condition...
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