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US-7,761,202 Indicating a low volume of fluid in a transmission sump
A method for sensing a volume of fluid located in an oil sump of a motor vehicle transmission includes repetitively determining a rate of change of a temperature...
US-7,760,130 Method and system for presence detection
A method for presence detection using a microwave transmitter and a microwave receiver, the method including generating a sequence of clock pulses by means of a...
US-7,759,596 Method for controlling weld energy
A method for controlling weld energy used in a welding process. The method includes establishing a weld energy profile having a total weld energy used over the...
US-7,759,589 Power window switch apparatus
The present invention relates to a power window switch apparatus (1) having a switch housing (5) supporting at least one actuation element (2) for user access at...
US-7,759,312 Delivery of dry formulations of octreotide
Methods and devices are described for delivering octreotide to a patient, comprising implanting a controlled release composition for delivering octreotide,...
US-7,758,109 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-7,758,107 Dual cell body side rail for automotive vehicles
A body side rail construction for an automotive vehicle is formed in a dual cell configuration. A reversed C-shaped channel is welded to the closed section of...
US-7,758,106 Self-adjusting automotive radiator grille support
A support for an automotive radiator grille that is supported from the hood assembly of the vehicle is formed of two major components, a support bracket and a...
US-7,758,060 Integrated tow hook and bumper mounting bracket
An integrated tow hook and vehicle bumper mounting bracket assembly including a mounting bracket including a frame mounting surface and a bumper mounting...
US-7,757,653 Integrated exhaust manifold and cylinder head gasket
A gasket assembly for an internal combustion engine having a cylinder head gasket and an exhaust manifold gasket. The cylinder head gasket and the exhaust...
US-D620,158 Vehicle taillight
US-D620,156 Vehicle trunk taillight
US-D619,946 Vehicle side mirror
US-D619,942 Vehicle hood
US-7,755,473 Active safety system for a vehicle and a method for operation in an active safety system
An active safety system for a vehicle includes an external object sensor system arranged on a host vehicle. The sensor system designed to sense objects external...
US-7,753,406 Air bag and a method of folding an air bag
An air bag for a motor vehicle and a method of folding an air bag. The method includes the steps of positioning the air bag, extending the air bag in a first...
US-7,753,396 Automotive vehicle tow hooks
An automotive vehicle is provided with a vehicle body and at least one tow hook. The vehicle body has a front end and a rear end. The at least one tow hook is...
US-7,753,150 Control system for a hybrid electric vehicle to anticipate the need for a mode change
A parallel hybrid electric vehicle method and system including an internal combustion engine (ICE), an electric traction motor/generator, and a controller. A...
US-7,753,019 Phase adjusting device
The invention relates to a transmission assembly (34), for imparting a phase difference between an outer wheel and an inner wheel of a spline VVT. The assembly...
US-D619,512 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-7,749,474 Catalyst composition for use in a lean NO.sub.x trap and method of using
A lean NO.sub.x trap composition. The lean NO.sub.x trap composition utilizes ruthenium in place of higher cost metals such as platinum. The lean NO.sub.x trap...
US-7,748,792 Automotive braking system with master cylinder force simulator
A brake-by-wire automotive braking system includes a master cylinder connected to a number of wheel cylinders, with the master cylinder being actuated by a brake...
US-7,748,791 Combination secondary master cylinder and brake pedal compliance device for automotive braking system
A combination secondary master cylinder and brake pedal compliance device for an automotive braking system includes a cylinder having a signal chamber, a working...
US-7,748,737 Variable output inflator
A method of inflating an airbag with a fluid includes sending a signal to open a first valve and opening the first valve. The method also includes directing a...
US-7,748,590 Ultrasonic welding apparatus
An ultrasonic welding apparatus having an extractable sonotrode. The sonotrode having a non-threaded outer peripheral surface and a tapered mating surface that...
US-7,748,366 Electronic throttle control supercharging
A drive system. The drive system includes an engine configured to convert chemical energy into mechanical energy, an electronically-controlled air throttle...
US-7,748,355 Approach for facilitating engine mode transitions
A method of transitioning a cylinder of an engine from a spark ignition mode to a homogeneous charge compression ignition mode, the cylinder having at least one...
US-7,748,354 System and method for adaptive control of variable valve lift tappet switching
A method of controlling cylinder valve switching between a first valve condition and a second valve condition for transitioning between combustion modes of an...
US-7,748,353 Hydraulic actuation system for improved engine control
A system for an internal combustion engine of a vehicle is provided. The system comprises a hydraulic pump configured to be powered at least partially by a...
US-7,748,286 Dual clutch transmission having reduced axial length
A multiple speed power transmission comprises: an input; an output; first and second input shafts releasably coupled to the input by first and second friction...
US-7,748,166 Vehicle door glass blocker and breaker
A vehicle door glass blocker assembly including a blocking bracket securable to a vehicle door frame panel, and a blocking edge integrally formed with the...
US-D619,280 Vehicle taillight
US-D619,279 Vehicle headlight
US-D619,066 Vehicle mirror
US-D619,065 Vehicle mirror
US-D619,059 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-D619,057 Vehicle upper grille
US-D619,056 Vehicle front side grille
US-D619,053 Vehicle grille
US-D618,998 Stand-up food tray
US-7,744,984 Method of treating substrates for bonding
A method of treating a glass substrate for bonding. The method includes providing a glass substrate having a fritted portion of a ceramic frit material and a...
US-7,744,125 Occupant safety device for roof reinforcement
An occupant safety device for a motor vehicle having a roof. The safety occupant device comprises a support structure slidably mounted within the vehicle that,...
US-7,744,106 Vehicle step with hinged pedestal mount
A vehicle step assembly uses hinged pedestals, attitude links and an energy storage device to position step stringers and an attached step beam in a generally...
US-7,743,888 Transmission and transfer case having integrated lubrication systems
In a driveline for a motor vehicle that includes an automatic transmission having an output shaft that drives a transfer case, an oil sump located in the...
US-7,743,860 Holding a hybrid electric vehicle on an inclined surface
In a powertrain that includes wheels supporting a vehicle, an engine, a first machine able to operate alternately as an electric motor and electric generator, a...
US-7,743,757 System and method for exhaust gas recirculation
A system and method for controlling EGR of an internal combustion engine is presented. The system is capable of controlling EGR over a wide range of flow rates.
US-7,743,756 Air inlet system for an internal combustion engine
An air inlet system for an internal combustion engine includes an inlet duct for furnishing air to the engine's cylinders, and a combination port formed within...
US-7,743,752 System and method for improving fuel vapor purging for an engine having a compressor
A system and method for storing and purging fuel vapors for an internal combustion engine comprising a compressor is presented. The system allows the canister to...
US-7,743,749 Fuel pump drive system
A fuel pump drive system is provided. A system for an engine driven by an engine crankshaft may include a first variable cam device including a first hydraulic...
US-7,743,747 Electrically actuated valve deactivation in response to vehicle electrical system conditions
A method for controlling at least valve to operate in at least a cylinder of an internal combustion engine coupled to a manifold, the method comprising of...
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