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US-7,274,981 Actuators report availabilities
A vehicle control configuration and method of controlling a vehicle having a hierarchical control system including an upper hierarchical level and a lower...
US-7,273,669 Spray-formed articles made of pseudo-alloy and method for making the same
Method and arrangement for spray forming an article. The method includes spraying a plurality of metal streams upon a low-heat resistant model and thereby...
US-7,273,439 Strategy for mapping motor speed to calculate driver power demand in a hybrid electric vehicle
A controller and a control method is disclosed for determining a power demand for an engine in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain. In computing engine power...
US-7,273,045 System and method for reducing NOx emissions during transient conditions in a diesel fueled vehicle with EGR
The present invention is a dual-stage fuel injection strategy for compression ignition engines in which 15-40% of the fuel is injected into the combustion...
US-7,272,986 Dual input automatic transaxle
A transaxle for a vehicle includes a first input shaft having a first speed drive gear, a third speed drive gear, and a reverse drive gear; and a second input...
US-7,272,487 Method for monitoring combustion stability of an internal combustion engine
The present invention relates to a method for monitoring combustion stability of an HCCI internal combustion engine equipped with a crankshaft, an intake...
US-7,271,709 Robust method and system for the automatic detection of a detached remote tire pressure sensor of a tire...
A tire pressure monitoring system for detachment detection of a tire pressure sensor is provided. The system includes a tire pressure sensor, a receiver and a...
US-7,270,903 Temperature-based vehicle wakeup strategy to initiate fuel cell freeze protection
A method of removing moisture from a fuel cell stack is provided. The presence of liquid water in a fuel cell stack is undesirable should the temperature drop...
US-7,270,341 Vehicle suspension with improved radius arm to axle attachment
A vehicle suspension system having radius arms that are connected to axle brackets through vertically arranged bushings. A third link of the suspension system is...
US-7,270,116 Method for diagnosing variable intake system
An internal combustion engine comprises an engine controller (ECU) governing fuel supply to the combustion engine by a fuelling map, which adapts the amount of...
US-7,270,090 Control system for engine cooling
An engine cooling system is described that uses the same actuator to adjust both fan speed and coolant pump speed based on operating conditions of the engine and...
US-7,270,029 Passive entry side door latch release system
A vehicle passive entry side door latch release system engageable with a release cable connected a door latch includes a moveable linkage assembly engageable...
US-7,270,026 Differential assembly
A differential having a differential case, a pair of side gears disposed in the differential case and a biasing element disposed between the side gears to force...
US-7,268,521 Method and system for discharging a capacitive element in an electrically operable vehicle
An electric drive system having a power source which provides power to an electric motor through an electric motor control. Discharging of stored capacitor...
US-7,268,442 Method for Estimating Engine Power in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle Powertrain
A method is disclosed for estimating engine power output for an engine in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain that includes an electric motor and an electric...
US-7,267,524 Fuel pump having single sided impeller
A fuel pump is provided having improved efficiency by lowering the wet circle index of the pump while maintaining robust axial clearances to meet the demands of...
US-7,267,464 Apparatus and a method for assessing visibility of a child restraint anchorage
An apparatus for assessing visibility of an anchorage disposed proximate a vehicle seat. The apparatus includes a mounting assembly adapted to engage a first...
US-7,267,394 Front end tubular structure for unitized body vehicles
A tubular front end structure for use with a unitized automotive frame. The tubular front end structure includes a pair of upper frame rail members that are...
US-7,267,387 Pivoted lock rod supports for supplemental vehicle tailgate
A supplemental tailgate extends from the tailgate frame of a pickup truck and is positionable in multiple orientations to provide a variety of uses, including as...
US-7,267,385 Vehicle trim locating and attachment system
A vehicle trim component locating and attachment system is provided for connecting a trim component to a vehicle base panel having an aperture. The system...
US-7,267,191 System and method for battery protection strategy for hybrid electric vehicles
A method for controlling a hybrid powertrain system includes the steps of determining a first power state of the hybrid powertrain system, limiting electrical...
US-7,267,108 Fuel system pressure relief valve with integral accumulator
A fuel pressure relief system in an engine fuel system having a fuel line is shown. In one example, the system has a pressure relief valve in the fuel line; and...
US-7,267,087 Variable compression ratio scheduling at idle speed conditions
A method for selecting compression ratio of a variable compression ratio internal combustion engine when such engine is operating under an idle condition is...
US-7,266,437 Temperature dependent trigger control for a traction control system
A method a operating a traction control system using a traction controller (30) for an automotive vehicle (10) is provided. A slip target is first determined....
US-7,265,539 Calibration of a hall effect sensor
An actuator having an output shaft, a motor for rotating the output shaft between a first position and a second position, and an electronic control module having...
US-7,263,954 Internal combustion engine coolant flow
A cooling system for an internal combustion engine 1 is disclosed in which an electronically controlled flow control valve 9 is used to control the flow of...
US-D550,382 Vehicle headlight
US-D550,145 Automotive roof
US-D550,135 Automotive quarter panel
US-D550,133 Vehicle front fender
US-D550,130 Vehicle rear bumper
US-7,263,433 Computer device to calculate emission control device functionality
A system is described for improving engine and vehicle performance by considering the effects of exhaust conditions on catalyst particle growth. Specifically,...
US-7,263,209 Vehicular vision system
A vision system for a vehicle that identifies and classifies objects (targets) located proximate a vehicle. The system comprises a sensor array that produces...
US-7,261,671 Hybrid vehicle powertrain with a multiple-ratio power transmission mechanism
A control method and system for a hybrid vehicle powertrain with an electric motor in a power flow path between an internal combustion engine and a...
US-7,261,669 Vehicle and method for controlling an engine in a vehicle
A vehicle is provided that includes an engine and an electric machine operable to provide torque to drive the vehicle. A control system, including at least one...
US-7,261,667 System and method for reducing backlash in a planetary gear set
Systems and methods for reducing or eliminating backlash to control gear rattle include a planetary gear set with a planet carrier including a first part that...
US-7,261,098 System and method for adjusting the exhaust gas recirculation rate in an internal combustion engine
An exhaust gas recirculation system for an internal combustion engine, which comprises an intake plenum, an exhaust gas system, and a fresh-air feed line and an...
US-7,260,868 Simple dust collector
A simple dust collector includes a housing, a base plate horizontally separating the interior of the housing to form a motor chamber for fix a motor to rotate a...
US-D549,856 Vehicle rear taillight lens
US-7,260,467 Cylinder deactivation method to minimize drivetrain torsional disturbances
A system and method are described for reducing engine vibration during cylinder deactivation in selected operating conditions. The method utilizes open valve...
US-7,260,465 Ramp identification in adaptive cruise control
A control system 20 for an automotive vehicle 22, such as an adaptive cruise control system, is provided including a navigation system 34. The navigation system...
US-7,260,461 Method for operating a pre-crash sensing system with protruding contact sensor
A method of operating a restraint system includes classifying a collision into a collision classification, generating a protruding contact sensor output and...
US-7,258,392 Automotive vehicle front architecture with a partially rotatable structural link
An automotive vehicle front structure includes upper and lower siderails and a structural link extending from the upper and lower siderails, with the structural...
US-7,258,183 Stabilized electric distribution system for use with a vehicle having electric assist
A stabilized electric distribution system for use in a vehicle having electric assist. The system electrically couples an electric assist bus to an accessory...
US-7,258,172 Automotive fire suppression system with porous distribution nozzles
An onboard fire suppression system has a distribution network including porous, pressure-responsive nozzles which deliver fire suppression agent in a uniform...
US-7,258,104 Method and apparatus for controlling operation of dual mode HCCI engines
An intake and exhaust system for a dual mode HCCI engine, which provides superior intake temperature control and homogeneity for engine operation in SI and HCCI...
US-7,257,944 System and method for controlling catalyst storage capacity
The invention relates to a new method and system for optimizing the efficiency of an automotive catalytic converter by adjusting the engine air/fuel ratio based...
US-7,257,943 System for controlling NOx emissions during restarts of hybrid and conventional vehicles
A system for controlling exhaust emission oxides of nitrogen (NOx) during restarts of an internal combustion engine (ICE). The system includes a first sensor for...
US-7,257,901 Switch feel measurement setup
A method may be employed to assure that a switch feel measurement system accurately measures a torque/angular displacement profile for a pivot switch. A...
US-D549,149 Vehicle wheel cover
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