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US-7,322,903 Control method for cooling a launch clutch and an electric motor in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A method is for controlling a rate of flow of cooling oil to a friction launch clutch and electric motor in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain. The rate of...
US-7,322,636 Vehicle side-entry door assembly
A passenger vehicle is provided with a vehicle body, a first door, and a second door. The vehicle body has front and rear ends with a door opening formed through...
US-7,322,194 System and method for reducing surge
A method for controlling an engine having an intake manifold and an exhaust manifold, where an exhaust gas recirculation path with a valve is provided between...
US-D560,584 Vehicle tailgate
US-D560,576 Vehicle hood
US-D560,573 Vehicle bumper
US-D560,568 Vehicle grille
US-D560,567 Vehicle grille
US-D560,566 Vehicle grille
US-7,321,825 Method and apparatus for determining vehicle operating conditions and providing a warning or intervention in...
A control system (12) for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a GPS system (16) that generates a vehicle position for a vehicle relative to a surface, a...
US-7,321,821 Method of torque control for an engine with valves that may be deactivated
A method to determine and control engine torque in an internal combustion engine. The method may significantly reduce torque strategy calculations and the...
US-7,321,817 Automobile frontal collision location detection for coordinated activation of safety systems
A safety system (10) for a vehicle (12) includes multiple collision detection sensors (14), such as discretized patch sensors. The collision detection sensors...
US-7,321,669 Method and apparatus for refining target position and size estimates using image and depth data
A vehicle vision system that uses a depth map, image intensity data, and system calibration parameter to determine a target's dimensions and relative position....
US-7,320,497 Power lift gate for automotive vehicle
A powered lift gate for an automotive vehicle includes a lift gate door hinged to a vehicle body. A motor system which opens and closes the door is operated by a...
US-7,320,478 Smart airbag for vehicular applications
A smart airbag (14) is monitored by a vehicle restraint control module (24) and includes a state sensor (42) that generates an airbag state signal. A smart...
US-7,320,307 Manifold pressure control for a variable event valvetrain
A method for improving engine intake manifold pressure control of an internal combustion engine is described. According to one aspect of the description, the...
US-7,320,300 Multi-stroke cylinder operation in an internal combustion engine
A system and method to control engine valve timing to during the start of an internal combustion engine. Valves that may be deactivated are controlled in a...
US-D560,303 Fog lamp
US-D560,147 Vehicle fender
US-D560,145 Vehicle front upper bumper cover
US-D560,144 Vehicle front bumper
US-7,319,805 Active night vision image intensity balancing system
A vision system (10) for a vehicle (14) includes a light source (46) that generates an illumination beam (20). A receiver (62) generates a first image signal and...
US-7,318,593 Stabilizer bar and bushing assembly
A stabilizer bar assembly for a vehicle suspension system is disclosed. The stabilizer bar assembly has a stabilizer bar that is provided with an annular ring....
US-7,318,409 Vehicle engine control system utilizing humidity sensor
A system and method for utilizing a humidity sensor with an internal combustion engine of a vehicle is described. Specifically, information from the humidity...
US-7,318,406 Bowl-in-piston of a cylinder in a direct injection engine
A piston in a direct injection spark ignition internal combustion engine is configured to reciprocate upward and downward within a combustion chamber along a...
US-7,318,333 Superplastic forming tool
A superplastic forming tool for forming a workpiece to make a part. The forming tool includes a forming die having first and second die members. At least one of...
US-D559,747 Vehicle hood
US-D559,742 Vehicle grille
US-7,318,008 Method and system for estimating spare parts costs
According to one embodiment of the present invention, an electronic method for estimating a quantity of spare parts needed for a machine is disclosed. The...
US-7,317,984 Engine shut-down for engine having adjustable valve timing
A method for operating at least an intake and exhaust valve in a cylinder with a piston of an engine in a vehicle, comprising during conditions of an engine...
US-7,317,963 Method and system for generating trimlines for stamping processes
According to one embodiment of the present invention, an electronic method for generating a trimline for trimming sheet metal to be stamped to obtain a stamped...
US-7,316,803 Fiber and corrugated metal mat support
The present invention discloses a support for securely holding an exhaust catalyst in a combustion and exhaust system. The support of the invention includes a...
US-7,316,150 Impact reduction apparatus for stretch draw dies
An accelerator cam set is provided that initiates movement of a binder ring against the force of spring elements, such as nitrogen cylinders. The accelerator cam...
US-D559,416 Vehicle headlight
US-D559,415 Vehicle headlight lens
US-D559,414 Vehicle headlight lens
US-D559,413 Automobile headlight lens
US-D559,412 Automobile headlight lens
US-D559,162 Vehicle mirror
US-7,315,036 Multifunction multi-spectrum signalling device
A multifunction multi-spectrum signalling device comprising at least one source of electromagnetic radiation such as an LED which emits radiation according to...
US-7,314,424 Powertrain for a hybrid vehicle with all-wheel drive capability and method for controlling wheel slip
A hybrid-electric powertrain and control method for a vehicle having forward traction wheels and rearward traction wheels in an all-wheel drive configuration. An...
US-7,314,043 Turbo-lag compensation system for an engine
A boost system for an engine, comprising an engine having at least a cylinder; a fuel injector coupled to said cylinder; a compression device coupled to said...
US-7,314,026 Electronic valve actuator having hydraulic displacement amplifier
An electronically controlled valve actuator having a hydraulic lever in the form of a fluid filled chamber, is used to amplify the motion of a magnetic armature...
US-D558,906 Vehicle headlight lens
US-7,313,470 Vehicle torque monitoring system
A distributed torque monitoring and control system for a hybrid vehicle. The hybrid vehicle has a power transfer unit adapted to drive a vehicle wheel and a...
US-7,313,247 Automotive interior trim panel with integral acoustic chamber
An automotive interior trim panel includes a contoured panel having an interior surface forming a portion of a passenger compartment of a vehicle, and an...
US-7,311,169 Door system for automotive vehicle
A door system for an automotive vehicle includes an impact-responsive catcher pin which may be operated by a supplemental restraint system having side impact...
US-7,311,083 Engine method
A method for controlling an engine having both an electronically controlled inlet device, such as an electronic throttle unite, and an electronically controlled...
US-7,311,079 Engine system and method 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-7,311,076 Low fuel pressure warning system
An internal combustion engine system having an internal combustion engine, a fuel source, a fuel filter for filtering fuel from the source to the engine, and a...
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