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US-7,374,233 Lightweight integral corrosion-resistant front-end structure for a vehicle
A lightweight integral corrosion-resistant front-end structure ("front-end structure") includes a one-piece composite structure, a metal insert, and a series of...
US-7,374,227 Body side weather-strip flange for eliminating red rust corrosion
A vehicle weather strip flange configured to eliminate corrosion for a predetermined time period. The flange may include at least one indented area disposable...
US-7,373,924 Method and system to mitigate pump noise in a direct injection, spark ignition engine
A method and system for controlling a fuel pressurizing system in a direct-injection, spark-ignition engine is disclosed such that the ticking sound of a...
US-7,373,923 Variable event valvetrain operation during an engine start
A method for improving engine starting for an engine having a variable event valvetrain is described. According to one aspect of the description, valve timing is...
US-7,373,912 Oil level indicating system for internal combustion engine
An oil level indicating system for an internal combustion engine includes an indicator passageway extending through a cylinder block, cylinder head and up...
US-7,373,844 Switch feel measurement apparatus
A measuring system that relate to the measurement of relatively small one degree of freedom mechanisms, such as pivoting and rotary switches, is disclosed. In...
US-D569,316 Vehicle hood
US-D569,314 Vehicle grille
US-7,373,227 Integrated sensing system
A vehicle control system includes a housed sensor cluster generating a plurality of signals. An integrated controller includes a sensor signal compensation unit...
US-7,370,715 Vehicle and method for controlling engine start in a vehicle
A vehicle includes a motor/generator, a disconnect clutch disposed between the engine and the motor/generator, and a transmission disposed between the...
US-7,370,645 Variable stiffness flow control valve
A flow control valve is provided. According to one aspect of this disclosure, the flow control valve includes a valve element and a support element. The valve...
US-7,370,634 Internal combustion engine spark timing control system
A method for controlling spark timing in an internal combustion engine. The method includes determining, in response to a knock sensor mounted to the engine, a...
US-7,370,628 Method for assisting with heating a catalytic converter of an internal combustion engine
The invention relates to a method for heating a catalytic converter which is arranged in the exhaust-gas path of an internal combustion engine with direct...
US-7,370,619 Starter system for internal combustion engine
A starter system for a reciprocating internal combustion engine includes an input gear journaled for rotation upon a crankshaft in the engine, and a starter...
US-D569,021 Vehicle headlight
US-D569,020 Vehicle headlight
US-D569,017 Vehicle headlamp
US-D568,799 Vehicle mirror
US-7,369,043 Method and apparatus for automatically identifying the location of pressure sensors in a tire pressure...
A tire pressure monitoring system (12) for a vehicle (10) has a plurality of tires (14A-D) in respective rolling locations having a respective plurality of tire...
US-7,368,714 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-7,368,193 Temperature-based vehicle wakeup strategy to initiate fuel cell freeze protection
A method of removing moisture from a fuel cell stack. The presence of liquid water in a fuel cell stack is especially undesirable should the temperature drop...
US-7,367,921 Electromechanically actuated valve control for an internal combustion engine
A system and method to control engine valve operation in an internal combustion engine. Valves are controlled to improve vehicle drivability and reduce vehicle...
US-7,367,744 Stabilizer bar system for automotive vehicle
A stabilizer bar system for an automotive vehicle includes a stabilizer bar having a circular cross section and a rigid sleeve applied to a section of the outer...
US-7,367,609 Automotive glazing system with deployable wind excitation suppressor
An automotive glazing system includes a closure structure having a storage space for a moveable glazing panel which is slidably housed within the closure...
US-7,367,586 Airbag restraint for automotive vehicle
An airbag restraint for an automotive vehicle includes generally circular front and rear panels, and an inflator attached to the rear panel and acting through an...
US-7,367,316 Vehicle control system
A method for controlling an engine having at least one cylinder, the engine coupled to a vehicle, the engine also having an intake manifold and an outlet control...
US-7,367,312 Control strategy to better usage of fuel in gaseous engine
A method for operating a fueling system in a vehicle having an engine capable of burning gaseous fuel supplied from at least a first and second source to a...
US-7,367,296 Bi-directional power electronics circuit for electromechanical valve actuator of an internal combustion engine
A bi-directional dual coil half bridge converter adapted to be coupled to a dual coil actuator of a cylinder valve in an internal combustion engine is described....
US-7,367,188 System and method for diagnostic of low pressure exhaust gas recirculation system and adapting of measurement...
A system for a diesel engine having an intake manifold and an exhaust manifold, comprises a turbocharger between the intake and exhaust manifolds; a low pressure...
US-7,367,180 System and method for controlling valve timing of an engine with cylinder deactivation
Various systems and methods are disclosed for carrying out combustion in a fuel-cut operation in some or all of the engine cylinders of a vehicle. Further,...
US-D568,213 Vehicle exterior
US-7,366,602 Roll stability control system for an automotive vehicle using an external environmental sensing system
A roll stability control system for an automotive vehicle includes an external environment sensing system, such as a camera-based vision system, or a radar,...
US-7,365,516 Multi-voltage power supply system and method for operating same
A multi-voltage power supply system, such as a 14V/42V dual-voltage system for vehicular applications, includes a battery arrangement and an intelligent...
US-7,365,503 Hall Effect sensor temperature compensator
A system and method for compensating the output of an uncompensated Hall Effect sensor used to monitor an output shaft of an actuator. The actuator includes an...
US-7,363,919 Integrated exhaust gas recirculation valve and cooler system
An exhaust gas recirculation system for an engine positioned in an engine compartment of a vehicle is provided. The system comprises an exhaust gas recirculation...
US-7,363,915 Method to control transitions between modes of operation of an engine
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-7,363,911 Humidity-based combustion control in a multiple combustion mode engine
A system and method for controlling operation of a gasoline internal combustion engine capable of running in a spark ignition mode and a homogeneous charge...
US-7,363,805 System for virtual prediction of road loads
A system is provided for full-vehicle analytical road-loads prediction, which reduces the time and cost of modeling tires and tire-road interface, using road...
US-7,363,758 Lean burn engine control NO.sub.x purging based on positional loading of oxidants in emission control device
Disclosed is a method for controlling a lean burn engine coupled to an emission control device that stores oxidants during lean operation, and reacts the stored...
US-D567,726 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-D567,725 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-RE40,268 Wheel lift identification for an automotive vehicle
A system for detecting wheel lift of an automotive vehicle has a speed sensor (22) coupled to a wheel (12) of automotive vehicle (10). A torque control system...
US-RE40,262 Method to infer engine coolant temperature in cylinder head temperature sensor equipped vehicles
The present invention provides a method of inferring the engine coolant temperature in cylinder head temperature sensor equipped vehicles including the steps of...
US-7,363,253 Computer-implemented method and system for retroactive pricing for use in order procurement
A computer-implemented method for determining retroactive price adjustments is disclosed. The method can include receiving a first initiation message including a...
US-7,360,605 Thermally protected reservoir for onboard fire suppression system
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-7,360,271 Apparatus for cleaning a machine tool
An apparatus and a method for dislodging contaminants from a surface of a machine tool. A machine tool has a spindle and a housing disposed around the spindle....
US-D567,159 Vehicle front fender
US-7,359,832 Method of time-in-service reliability concern resolution
The present invention comprises a method determining a corrective design for a system component exhibiting time-in-service reliability concerns. The method...
US-7,357,448 Unitary hydroformed roof support pillar
A one-piece B-pillar having a front flange and a rear flange formed on an upper portion of the B-pillar. The front and rear flanges extend forwardly and...
US-7,357,338 Gaseous fuel injector
A fuel injector. The fuel injector includes a fuel channel configured to receive pressurized gaseous fuel from a fuel rail, and a nozzle in fluid communication...
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