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US-7,434,969 Multi-function light support
A light support comprising a base plate and a light-carrying plate comprising a proximal end mounted to the base plate and being adapted for mounting a light...
US-7,434,825 Deployable step for motor vehicles
A motor vehicle in accordance with the present invention includes a body having a front end, a rear end, a roof, and a rear structural member located at the rear...
US-D578,443 Vehicle lower grille
US-7,433,801 Identifying and visualizing faults in PLC-based manufacturing systems
Textual fault messages in PLC-based manufacturing systems are supplemented by automatically displayed sets of information that allow an operator to quickly...
US-7,432,445 Wire inline T tap/splice
A splice enclosure is provided for enclosing a splice of a plurality of wires. The splice enclosure comprises first and second shells, a first conductor...
US-7,431,675 Chain tensioner
A ratchet tensioner is disclosed for a chain enclosed within a casing that does not have a removable cover. The tensioner including a body for mounting on the...
US-7,431,378 Interlocked pillar and roof rail joint
A joint assembly for joining a tubular B-pillar to a tubular roof rail. The joint assembly includes an inner bracket plate and an outer bracket plate that are...
US-7,431,333 Occupant safety-restraint system and method for fully deploying an airbag prior to occupant contact
An occupant safety restraint system ("OSR system") (10) and method for fully deploying an airbag (20) before an occupant contacts the airbag (20). In one...
US-7,431,315 Vehicle suspension system with wheel support knuckle and trailing arm attached to toe link
A wheel support knuckle and trailing arm assembly that is attached to a toe link of a vehicle suspension system. The trailing arm assembly is formed by a blade...
US-7,431,099 Automotive onboard fire suppression system reservoir with discharge port controlled by piloted spool valve
An automotive vehicle includes a vehicle body and at least one reservoir containing a fire suppressant agent. A distribution system receives the fire suppression...
US-7,430,899 Methods and systems for testing electromagnetically actuated fuel injectors
Current based methods and systems for testing an electromagnetically actuated fuel injector of an engine are provided. In at least one embodiment, an injector is...
US-D578,047 Vehicle side mirror
US-7,430,468 System and method for sensitizing the activation criteria of a rollover control system
A method for sensitizing the roll signal for a rollover control system (18) is provided. A sensitizing method for controlling a vehicle includes when the...
US-7,428,895 Purge system for ethanol direct injection plus gas port fuel injection
A method for managing vapors generated by a first and second reservoir onboard a vehicle traveling on the road, the method comprising of inducting vapors from...
US-7,428,852 Actuator mechanism for shift motors of a transmission
A system for actuating couplers to produce gear changes in a motor vehicle transmission includes first and second actuator drums supported for rotation, and...
US-D577,636 Vehicle grille
US-7,426,926 Cold idle adaptive air-fuel ratio control utilizing lost fuel approximation
A method for controlling fueling of an engine, the method comprising during an engine cold start and before the engine is warmed to a predetermined level,...
US-7,426,925 Warm up strategy for ethanol direct injection plus gasoline port fuel injection
A system for an engine, comprising of a cylinder of the engine, a first injector configured to inject a first substance to said cylinder, a second injector...
US-7,426,921 Supercharger and air inlet assembly for a V type internal combustion engine
In one example, a supercharger and air inlet assembly for a V8 engine comprises a supercharger, a pair of air inlet casings, and a top cover, the air inlet...
US-7,426,918 Engine having multiple injector locations
A method for controlling a first and second injector of an engine, the first injector located in a first cylinder of the engine and the second injector located...
US-7,426,916 Multi-stroke internal combustion engine for facilitation of auto-ignition operation
A method of operating an engine having at least one cylinder including an intake valve and an exhaust valve, the method comprising of injecting a first amount of...
US-7,426,915 System and method for reducing vehicle acceleration during engine transitions
A method for controlling an engine to reduce vehicle shuffle mode vibration during mode transition. The engine includes multiple cylinders, each with at least...
US-7,426,911 Enhanced permanent magnet electromagnetic actuator for an electronic valve actuation system of an engine
A valve actuator for actuating a valve in an internal combustion engine is disclosed, wherein the valve actuator includes at least one electromagnet having a...
US-7,426,910 Engine system having improved efficiency
A propulsion system for a vehicle, comprising of an internal combustion engine, a thermoelectric device in thermal communication with the engine, and a control...
US-7,426,908 Direct injection alcohol engine with variable injection timing
A method to control injection timing for an internal combustion engine having a plurality of injectors in at least a cylinder, the method comprising of boosting...
US-7,426,907 Apparatus with mixed fuel separator and method of separating a mixed fuel
A method of operating a vehicle system including an internal combustion engine is disclosed, the method comprises separating a second fuel from a first fuel, the...
US-7,426,830 Supercharged internal combustion engine
The invention relates to a supercharged internal combustion engine having at least two cylinder groups of at least one cylinder each, both cylinder groups being...
US-7,426,689 System and method of processing text based entries
A system and method are provided for identifying text information and making such information available for applications. The system includes an electronic...
US-7,426,435 Engine control system and method
A vehicle engine is controlled based on a distance between the vehicle and an object other than the vehicle. In at least one embodiment, a system for controlling...
US-7,425,686 Four-way rocker switch
A multiple contact switch assembly is provided and may be characterized as a four-way rocker switch or as a two axis rocker switch. The switch assembly comprises...
US-7,425,187 System and method for improved fuel economy during vehicle deceleration conditions
A method of operating an engine of a vehicle having a powertrain having a transmission is described. The method includes, during a driver tip-out condition where...
US-7,424,924 Hybrid electric vehicle powertrain with torque transfer case
A torque transfer case for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain with engine and electric power sources is described, the electric power source comprising an...
US-7,424,882 Engine method
A method for controlling an engine airflow, the engine having at least one cylinder, the engine also having an intake manifold and an outlet control device for...
US-7,424,881 System and method for engine with fuel vapor purging
A system for an engine of a vehicle traveling on the road, comprising of a first fuel injector coupled to a cylinder of the engine, a second fuel injector...
US-7,424,876 Pushrod engine with multiple independent lash adjusters for each pushrod
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-D577,137 Vehicle taillight
US-7,423,534 Electronic method and system for monitoring containers and products
An electronic method for monitoring the location of a container and one or more products capable of being contained in the container in an operating environment....
US-7,422,666 Photovoltaically powered cathodic protection system for automotive vehicle
A photovoltaically powered cathodic protection system for an automotive vehicle uses electrical energy arising from a photovoltaic array positioned upon an...
US-7,422,652 Method of making a body panel assembly
A method of manufacturing a body panel assembly for a vehicle. The method includes providing first and second panels, applying an adhesive, positioning the first...
US-7,422,293 System and a method for dissipating voltage in an electrical circuit of a vehicle
A system and a method for dissipating voltage in an electrical circuit of a vehicle. The system includes a power source and an inverter. The power source has a...
US-7,422,086 Vehicle impact sensor using both accelerometer and pressure sensing for side impact detection
A restraint control system (40) for an automotive vehicle (10) is illustrated with a first sensor such as a door cavity pressure sensor (28) and a second sensor...
US-7,421,880 Switch feel measurement system calibration
A method may be employed to assure that a switch measurement system accurately measures a torque/angular displacement profile for a rotary switch. A procedure...
US-7,421,836 Air/fuel ratio validation for lean burn
A multi-cylinder group engine system operable in at least a first mode and a second mode, where in the first mode a first and second cylinder group combust air...
US-D576,765 Vehicle fog light bezel
US-RE40,496 Attitude sensing system for an automotive vehicle relative to the road
A stability control system (18) for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of sensors (28-39) sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle. The sensors may...
US-7,420,173 Reflective collimation optic
An optical system includes a light source 102 disposed for generating light preferably in a line. An optical element 104 includes a stepped reflecting surface...
US-7,418,940 Fuel injector spray pattern for direct injection spark ignition engines
A system and method for operating an internal combustion engine include injecting fuel through a plurality of fuel jets of a fuel injector directly into a...
US-7,418,936 Engine and valvetrain with compact rocker arm and fulcrum assembly for internal combustion engines
An internal combustion engine having a plurality of intake and/or exhaust valves associated with each cylinder includes a valvetrain having a fulcrum with a...
US-7,418,816 Exhaust gas aftertreatment systems
A method is presented for determining an amount of reductant stored in the catalyst by intrusively desorbing a portion of reductant and monitoring the response...
US-7,418,788 Temperature sensitive dipstick
A fluid level indicator for determining the level of fluid in a container includes a dipstick that is entered into the fluid in the container and withdrawn from...
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