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US-7,683,765 Tactile signaling
The invention relates to a system for a motor vehicle having a monitoring unit which monitors a fault-free functionality of at least one operator control unit of...
US-7,683,582 System and method for thermal management of a vehicle power source
A system and method of controlling temperature of a vehicle power source. The method includes determining a representative temperature of the power source,...
US-7,682,285 Converterless transmission shift control system
A converterless, multiple-ratio transmission and ratio shift control method wherein smoothness of power-on upshifts and downshifts and power-off upshifts and...
US-7,681,911 Serviceable assembly for seatbelt integrated deployable cushion
A serviceable seatbelt integrated airbag assembly that is removably attached to a vehicle seat includes an integrated deployable cushion, an inflation device,...
US-7,681,561 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-7,681,558 System and method to control fuel vaporization
A method for improving fuel heating is presented. The method can reduce system complexity and cost when fuel is heated within a fuel injector. In one embodiment,...
US-7,681,554 Approach for reducing injector fouling and thermal degradation for a multi-injector engine system
As one embodiment, a method of operating an engine of a vehicle is provided wherein the engine has a variable engine output. The method comprises during a first...
US-7,681,539 Method for improving operation of an electrically operable mechanical valve
A method to improve the performance of an electrically operable mechanical valve actuator is described. The system is capable of providing heat to targeted areas...
US-7,680,567 Method for reducing driveline vibration in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A method is disclosed for managing torque distribution in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain. An engine power estimation is determined for use in obtaining an...
US-7,679,336 Interactive battery charger for electric vehicle
A method for recharging an electric storage battery in the charging system of an electric vehicle from an electric utility power grid includes determining the...
US-7,679,211 Electrical disconnect system
The disclosed embodiments include an electrical disconnect system and method for a vehicle having a high voltage electrical system. In one embodiment, the system...
US-7,678,734 Oxidation catalysts
The present invention relates to an oxidation catalyst comprising a substrate and an oxidation coating of platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd), cobalt (Co), iron (Fe)...
US-7,678,362 High density hydrogen storage material
A hydrogen storage material. The hydrogen storage material is a combination of LiBH.sub.4 with MH.sub.x, wherein greater than about 50% of M comprises Al.
US-7,678,013 Launch control of a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for controlling the launch of a vehicle having a powertrain that includes a first power path for driving a first wheel set and including an engine, a...
US-7,678,003 Hybrid vehicle transmission with a mechanical reverse function
A hybrid electric vehicle powertrain has an engine, a motor, a generator and a battery that define electro-mechanical power flow paths to vehicle traction wheels...
US-7,677,649 Vehicle having an interlocking floor assembly
A vehicle having an interlocking floor assembly including a first floor structure having a first set of mating features and a second floor structure having a...
US-7,677,598 Integrated side airbag and inflatable belt
A vehicle seat and integrated side impact protection system includes a seat bottom, a seat back movably attached to the seat bottom, and a fold-flat mechanism...
US-7,677,230 Internal combustion engine with multiple spark plugs per cylinder and ion current sensing
A system and method for operating a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having at least two spark plugs per cylinder include selectively isolating all...
US-7,677,080 Dual mode contact sensor for automotive vehicle
A dual mode contact sensor for an automotive vehicle includes an impact-responsive tubular sensing member, and a first linear contact which is closed with the...
US-7,676,321 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-7,676,315 Vehicle response during vehicle acceleration conditions
A vehicle control method for transitioning through transmission lash regions is described using a variety of information, such as, for example, gear ratio,...
US-7,676,313 Target speed control strategy for power-off shifts in a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for controlling a power-off shift from a current gear to a target gear in a hybrid electric powertrain including an engine, electric motor and automatic...
US-7,676,307 System and method for controlling a safety system of a vehicle in response to conditions sensed by tire sensors...
A control system for a vehicle (10) is described for use in conjunction with the safety system (44) of the vehicle (10). A tire sensor or plurality of tire...
US-7,674,743 Catalyst system for the reduction of NOx and NH.sub.3 emissions
This catalyst system simultaneously removes ammonia and enhances net NOx conversion by placing an NH.sub.3--SCR catalyst formulation downstream of a lean NOx...
US-7,673,902 Deployable running board to provide rollover resistance
A deployable running board mounted on an automotive vehicle to be laterally extendable so as to engage the ground during a rollover event to increase the...
US-7,673,714 System and method of torque converter lockup state adjustment using an electric energy conversion device
A hybrid vehicle propulsion system including, an internal combustion engine, a torque converter including a lockup clutch the torque converter having an input...
US-7,673,616 Engine control including knock compensation
Systems and methods are described, including one example method of controlling an engine having a cylinder with at least one valve operated by a variable valve...
US-7,673,608 Engine starting for engine having adjustable valve operation
A method for controlling an engine including at least a first cylinder having a first piston and a second cylinder having a second piston, at least one of said...
US-7,673,590 Method for exhaust heat generation by variable stroke combustion cycles and valves
A method for operating an engine having at least a first and second cylinder, comprising operating the first cylinder with a spark timing more retarded than a...
US-7,673,445 Mechanical apparatus having a catalytic NO.sub.x storage and conversion device
A mechanical apparatus including a combustion engine, a conduit for transporting an exhaust stream away from the engine, a first catalytic NO.sub.x storage and...
US-7,670,249 Multiple speed automatic transmission
A multi-speed automatic transmission includes an input, an output, a first gear unit drivable connected to the input and including a component rotating at the...
US-7,669,909 Seating position indicator
An arrangement (10) for assisting a passenger (22) to obtain a correct seating position in a seat (21) of a vehicle is provided. The vehicle comprising at least...
US-D611,189 Vehicle fog lamp bezel
US-D611,176 Vehicle headlight
US-D611,175 Vehicle taillight
US-D610,957 Vehicle upper rear bumper cover
US-7,668,645 System and method for dynamically determining vehicle loading and vertical loading distance for use in a...
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a roll rate sensor (34) for generating a roll rate signal, a lateral acceleration sensor...
US-7,665,560 Drivetrain for hybrid electric vehicle
A drivetrain for a hybrid electric vehicle having a rear wheel drive configuration and a four wheel drive configuration is disclosed. Certain of the mounting...
US-7,665,452 First and second spark plugs for improved combustion control
An engine system, comprising of a combustion chamber; a first spark plug configured to perform a spark within the combustion chamber, said first plug configured...
US-7,665,428 Apparatus with mixed fuel separator and method of separating a mixed fuel
In an apparatus having an internal combustion engine, a method of operating the engine is disclosed, comprising providing a mixed fuel from a fuel tank to a...
US-D610,517 Vehicle wheel cover
US-D610,515 Vehicle wheel cover
US-D610,512 Vehicle front fender
US-D610,505 Vehicle hood
US-D610,504 Vehicle lower rear bumper cover
US-D610,503 Vehicle lower rear bumper cover
US-D610,502 Vehicle lower front bumper cover
US-D610,501 Vehicle upper front bumper cover
US-D610,497 Vehicle lower grille
US-D610,496 Vehicle lower grille
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