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US-7,464,618 Hydraulic control apparatus for an automatic dual clutch transmission
A hydraulic control apparatus and method of controlling it for an automatic dual clutch transmission, which includes a first clutch with a first partial...
US-7,464,616 Hybrid twin-clutch transmission
The invention relates to a twin-clutch transmission, in particular for a motor vehicle, comprising: a twin-clutch arrangement with clutches, input shafts, at...
US-7,464,011 Method for determining addendum and binder surfaces of springback compensated stamping dies
A method for determining compensated addendum and binder surfaces as part of a springback compensated stamping die for producing a stamped part includes modeling...
US-7,462,129 Driveline shift quality in variable valve engine equipped drivelines
In one example, a method for controlling powertrain operation in a vehicle is provided, the powertrain having an engine and an automatic transmission, the engine...
US-7,462,121 Hybrid electric vehicle powertrain with four-wheel drive characteristics
A hybrid electric vehicle powertrain is disclosed. A countershaft transmission in the powertrain delivers power from an engine through countershaft gearing....
US-7,461,641 EGR Cooling System with Multiple EGR Coolers
An EGR cooling system is provided. The EGR cooling system comprising a plurality of EGR coolers configured to cool the EGR to a plurality of successively lower...
US-7,461,628 Multiple combustion mode engine using direct alcohol injection
A method of operating an engine, comprising of performing homogeneous charge compression ignition combustion during a first operating condition, and performing...
US-7,461,626 Powertrain including a rotary IC engine and a continuously variable planetary gear unit
A powertrain for driving a motor vehicle includes an internal combustion engine including first and second rotors supported for rotation about an axis, a first...
US-7,460,935 System for validating velocities of components in a vehicle
A system for validating velocities of components in a vehicle uses sensor measurements and mathematical relationships between the vehicle components to validate...
US-7,459,666 Battery compartment adapter cap for control of electric power and device equipped therewith
A signalling device comprising an emission module operative on the application of battery power from a battery pack for the emission of a signal from at least...
US-7,458,635 Vehicle seat arrangement
A vehicle seat arrangement includes a child seat which is mounted in a rearward facing configuration to a backrest of an adult seat such that the backrest of...
US-7,458,609 System and method for adjustably positioning a restraint system in a motor vehicle
A restraint system for use in a passenger seating area of a motor vehicle includes a seat belt assembly having a webbing extending between a lower anchor and a...
US-7,458,366 Fugitive hydrocarbon treatment module for internal combustion engine air intake system
A fugitive hydrocarbon treatment module and system for controlling the emission of hydrocarbons from the air intake system of an engine includes a zeolite...
US-7,458,350 Engine/valvetrain with shaft-mounted cam followers having dual independent lash adjusters
A multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having a valvetrain with a camshaft disposed within an engine block and at least two valves operated by a common...
US-7,458,346 Method for controlling valves of an engine having a variable event valvetrain during an engine stop
A method for controlling a variable event valvetrain during engine stop conditions is described. According to the method engine valves may be controlled to so...
US-7,458,345 Adjusting ballistic valve timing
A system and method for controlling electromechanical valves operating in an engine is presented. According to the method, valve timing can be adjusted in a...
US-7,458,291 Self-sealing yoke assembly for a steering apparatus
A rack and pinion steering system including a rack slidably supported within a housing that engages in a pinion gear wherein the housing includes a cylindrical...
US-D582,065 Headlamp
US-7,457,692 Occupant classification sensor calibration system
A method of calibrating an occupant classification sensor (16) includes receiving a calibration signal originating from an on-board vehicle calibration device...
US-7,457,422 Method and implementation for detecting and characterizing audible transients in noise
A method and implementation for detecting and characterizing audible transients in noise includes placing a microphone in a desired location, producing a...
US-7,456,137 Compositions comprising at least one carbodiimide
There is provided a power transmitting fluid top treat composition including at least one carbodiimide. The top treat composition may be added to a power...
US-7,455,619 Control strategy for avoiding tip-in noise in a powershift transmission
In a motor vehicle including a power source, an accelerator pedal, a powershift transmission for producing a selected gear, first and second input shafts, a...
US-7,455,580 Dry spray device
A dry spray device includes a base, an air-extracting device, a wind force indicator, a first filter, a second filter, an isolating device and a work frame. The...
US-7,455,561 Sinkable buoy system for use with a water sports course
A sinkable buoy system including a guide buoy, an inflatable air bladder, a weight component, an air supply line and an air supply, wherein the air bladder and...
US-7,455,342 Stowable ottoman for a vehicle passenger cabin
A passenger cabin for a vehicle. The passenger cabin is comprised of a floor panel, a first row seat, a second row seat, and a stowable ottoman. The first row...
US-7,455,314 Occupant protection system
A system and method for protecting an occupant in a vehicle seat, through the use of an occupant protection system is disclosed, wherein the vehicle seat...
US-7,455,157 Ratcheting one-way clutch having rockers
An overrunning clutch includes a cam plate formed with cams angularly spaced about a central axis, and a rocker plate that includes pockets angularly spaced...
US-7,455,156 Overrunning clutch
A one-way clutch includes a first race having mutually spaced pockets formed with an opening at a periphery of the first race, each pocket being at least...
US-7,455,135 Torque transfer case for a hybrid electric vehicle
A torque transfer case for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain is disclosed. The transfer case receives torque from a power transmission mechanism and...
US-7,455,119 Automotive onboard fire suppression system reservoir with pressure-configurable orifices
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-7,454,895 Diagnosing an aftertreatment system with a nonthermal plasma discharge device coupled to a lean burn engine
The invention is a method for diagnosing operation of a nonthermal plasma discharge device and a lean NOx trap disposed in the exhaust of an internal combustion...
US-D581,332 Vehicle front fender
US-7,451,862 Ratcheting one-way clutch having rockers retained in closed pockets
An overrunning one-way clutch includes a cam plate formed with cam surfaces angularly spaced about a central axis, and a rocker plate including pockets angularly...
US-7,451,830 Automotive onboard fire suppression system reservoir with structural foam core
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-7,451,829 Automotive fire suppression system with a composite reservoir having a combination lower closure and propellant...
A composite reservoir for an onboard fire suppression system includes an outer wall of composite material, with the outer wall having a generally cylindrical...
US-7,451,735 Flexibly-jointed, fluid-tight cover for internal combustion engine
A flexibly-jointed, fluid-tight cover for enclosing a portion of an internal combustion engine includes generally rigid structural cover panels which are joined...
US-D580,835 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-D580,834 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-D580,833 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-D580,832 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-7,451,303 Method and system for booting remote computing systems from an operating system image and creating symbolic...
Method and system for booting two or more computing systems from an operating system image. Image may be stored in persistent memory on a host computer in...
US-7,451,034 Traction control using dynamic tire friction potential
A method for controlling slip of a driven wheel on low friction surfaces includes determining the current magnitude of static tire friction potential, current...
US-7,451,033 Lateral and longitudinal velocity determination for an automotive vehicle
A system (18) for controlling a safety system (44) of a vehicle (10) is disclosed herein. The system includes a longitudinal acceleration sensor (36), a vehicle...
US-7,451,032 System and method for determining desired yaw rate and lateral velocity for use in a vehicle dynamic control system
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a lateral acceleration sensor (32) for generating a lateral acceleration signal, a yaw...
US-7,449,092 Dual mode oxygen sensor
An oxygen sensor for measuring exhaust gases of an internal combustion engine is described. The sensor provides an output that has a high gain near the...
US-7,448,983 System and method for utilizing estimated driver braking effort
A method for controlling an engine of a vehicle operated by a driver may comprise detecting actuation of a braking device of the vehicle by the driver;...
US-7,448,977 Motor vehicle transaxle having a differential mechanism controlled by an on-demand clutch
A transaxle for transmitting power to output at multiple speed ratios includes halfshafts having a portion located in a transaxle case and a second portion...
US-7,448,671 Two layer pumpable sound deadener
A two layer sound deadening material is formed from pumpable material applied through a pair of extrusion heads mounted on a single mount. A robot, used in high...
US-7,448,669 Mechanism for opening a closure
An actuator assembly (10) for pivoting a closure (29), such as a tailgate, includes an actuator (11), a first bar (20), a second bar (22), and an operating strut...
US-7,448,646 Airbag system for out-of-position occupant protection and adaptive venting
The present invention provides a vehicle airbag assembly and method for deployment. An inflator is connected to an airbag wherein the inflator generates gases...
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