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US-7,503,871 Strategy for improving shift quality in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
The hybrid electric vehicle powertrain includes an internal combustion engine and two electric machines, one electric machine being connected directly to an...
US-7,503,737 Cargo box inner for a vehicle
A cargo box inner comprised of a center floor panel, a pair of outboard floor panels, a pair of sidewall panels, and an understructure framework, with one or...
US-7,503,413 System and method for controlling stopping and starting of a vehicle engine
A method is provided for determining when to allow a vehicle engine to be placed in an engine standby mode. Various conditions, such as driver-controlled...
US-7,503,312 Differential torque operation for internal combustion engine
A method of operating an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders including at least a first cylinder and a second cylinder, the method...
US-7,503,301 Throttle position control 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...
US-7,503,167 Internal combustion engine with multiple combustion modes and fuel vapor purging
An internal combustion engine having a plurality of combustion cylinders and a fuel delivery system. The plurality of combustion cylinders are configured to...
US-7,503,166 Gasoline internal combustion engine with dynamic combustion mode allocation
An internal combustion engine having combustion cylinders capable of running on gasoline in either a spark ignition mode or in a homogenous charge compression...
US-7,503,108 Multi-spindle positioning apparatus
A spindle positioning apparatus for a robotic manipulator. The spindle positioning apparatus includes a mounting plate assembly, first and second spindles, and...
US-D588,718 Vehicle headlight
US-D588,515 Vehicle wheel cover
US-D588,514 Vehicle running board
US-D588,511 Vehicle hood
US-D588,510 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-D588,509 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-D588,508 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-7,501,452 Treatment of xerostomia
Xerostomia is treated with a sulfur-containing antioxidant, such as N-acetylcysteine. Delivery compositions including polyoxyalkylene block copolymers may be...
US-7,500,711 Power door for a passenger vehicle
In one embodiment, an automotive vehicle is disclosed having a vehicle body with a first pillar, a second pillar, a roof member and a floor member defining a...
US-7,500,548 Dual-mode one-way torque transmitting device
A dual mode one-way torque transmitting device includes an inner race having a first plurality of notches spaced about an axis. An intermediate race includes a...
US-D588,053 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-7,499,811 System and method for measuring surface appearance of a surface
The embodiments described herein include a system and method for measuring a surface appearance of a surface. An appearance sensor is positionable about a...
US-7,499,787 Traction control system and method for a vehicle
In one example, A method for controlling a powertrain of a vehicle with wheels, the vehicle having a pedal actuated by a driver, is described. The method may...
US-7,497,805 System and method to control fuel injector reactivation during deceleration fuel shut off
A method of controlling fuel injection in an engine of a vehicle comprises reactivating fuel injectors based on release or decrease of driver braking during...
US-7,497,508 Bonnet for a vehicle
A bonnet for an automotive vehicle has a leading end, a trailing end, and a lock striker for locking the free end of the bonnet to the vehicle body during normal...
US-7,497,198 System and method for controlling vehicle operation in response to fuel vapor purging
A hybrid vehicle propulsion system, comprising of an engine having at least one combustion cylinder configured to selectively operate in one of a plurality of...
US-7,497,138 System and method for improving performance of a fluid sensor for an internal combustion engine
A system and method for improving sensor performance of an on-board vehicle sensor, such as an exhaust gas sensor, while sensing a predetermined substance in a...
US-7,497,074 Emission control device
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-7,496,443 Emissions control
A system for controlling a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine is presented. The system operates a first portion of cylinders in a homogeneous charge...
US-7,494,441 Automatic transmission shift lever assembly
A selector lever arrangement for an automatic transmission of a motor vehicle includes a selector lever which is pivotable about a pivot axis and has the purpose...
US-7,494,175 Motor vehicle
A motor vehicle 1, 101 is disclosed having front and rear roof members 5 and 6 which can be moved from raised to stowed positions to change the style of the...
US-7,493,787 Electro-hydraulic forming tool having two liquid volumes separated by a membrane
An electro-hydraulic forming tool is disclosed in which a membrane is retained between two volumes of liquid that are separated by a membrane. Electrodes are...
US-7,493,762 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 of the engine, a...
US-D587,174 Vehicle grille
US-D587,171 Vehicle exterior
US-7,490,590 Electronic throttle
A throttle having: a housing having an airflow passage therein; a throttle plate rotatably mounted to the housing and disposed within the passage; a motor...
US-D586,709 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-D586,708 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-7,490,000 Fuel economy control system and control strategy
An alternative fuel vehicle having a fuel economy control module with associated logic that allows the vehicle to operate in a fuel economy mode based on a...
US-7,489,126 Sensing an operating parameter of a target concealed from a sensor by an interposed component
An assembly that includes a target component mounted for rotation about an axis, a sensor mounted adjacent the inner member and directed toward the inner member...
US-7,488,256 Universal cross joint with axial insulation
A universal joint comprises first and second joint yokes having bearing bores at axially opposite yoke arms, and first and second pin bearers, respectively,...
US-7,488,029 Independently opening doors for an automotive door opening
An automotive vehicle is disclosed with a pillarless door opening for occupant ingress and egress. The first door is pivotally connected to the vehicle at a...
US-7,488,022 Universal structural joint for automotive frames
A structural joint configuration is formed in an automotive frame in which the frame members are bent into an angular orientation and joined together to form a...
US-7,488,021 Configurable pivoting cage cargo retainer
A pivoting cage cargo is formed of opposing gate assemblies mounted on the rearwardmost D-pillar of a pick-up truck and movable from a folded, collapsed storage...
US-7,488,017 Impact energy absorption block arrangement
There is provided a vehicular impact energy absorption block arrangement adapted to provide impact energy absorption at a region substantially between a first...
US-7,487,852 System and method for controlling vehicle operation
A hybrid vehicle propulsion system is disclosed comprising an engine having at least one combustion cylinder configured to operate in a first and a second...
US-7,487,750 Variable intake valve and exhaust valve timing strategy for improving performance in a hydrogen fueled engine
A method for a hydrogen fueled internal combustion engine to reduce backfiring, pre-ignition, and/or backflash, the engine also including a combustion chamber,...
US-D586,267 Vehicle lower grille
US-7,486,802 Adaptive template object classification system with a template generator
A method of performing object classification within a collision warning and countermeasure system (10) of a vehicle (12) includes the generation of an object...
US-7,485,273 Method for the reduction of NO.sub.x and NH.sub.3 emissions
This catalyst system simultaneously removes ammonia and enhances net NO.sub.x conversion by placing an NH.sub.3--SCR catalyst formulation downstream of a lean...
US-7,485,065 Producing and maintaining a desired bearing preload in a differential mechanism
An apparatus for producing a preload in a differential mechanism includes a housing formed with a first screw thread, a component located in the housing and for...
US-7,484,756 Vehicle side impact crash detection for deployment of curtain and side airbags
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...
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