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US-D554,032 Side view mirror
US-7,285,869 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-7,284,988 Mechanical and electrical coupling system
A coupling system that allows maximum flexibility for vehicle users to relocate, remove or replace electrical and/or mechanical devices throughout the interior...
US-7,284,788 Energy-absorbing underrun protection system for a vehicle
An energy-absorbing underrun protection system for a vehicle. The energy-absorbing underrun protection system is comprised of a deformable construction adapted...
US-7,284,528 Crank shaft support assembly
A crank shaft support assembly for increasing stiffness and reducing thermal mismatch distortion in a crank shaft bore of an engine comprising different...
US-7,284,514 Engine control system
A system for improving engine operation during a condition of engine controller degradation is presented. According to one aspect of the description, the engine...
US-7,284,506 Controlling engine operation with a first and second fuel
A method of operating an internal combustion engine including at least a combustion chamber having a piston disposed therein, wherein the combustion chamber is...
US-7,284,402 System and process for superplastic forming
A system and method for superplastic forming a workpiece. The system includes a superplastic forming cell formed of a plurality of individual stations or...
US-7,284,368 Computer device to control operation during catalyst desulfurization to preserve catalytic function
A system is described for improving engine and vehicle performance by considering the effects of exhaust conditions on catalyst particle growth. Specifically,...
US-7,284,366 System and method for operating an engine having an exhaust gas recirculation system
In an apparatus having an internal combustion engine, a compressor for compressing engine intake gases, a particulate filter for filtering particulate matter...
US-D553,766 Vehicle tail light lens
US-7,282,012 Electronic adaptive swap-shift control for an automatic transmission for automotive vehicles
A control system and control method for a swap-shift transmission having auxiliary and main gearsets wherein precise synchronization control of ratio changes of...
US-7,281,770 System and method for regenerative and antiskid braking within an electric vehicle
A braking system 12 for use with an electric vehicle 10 including an electric motor/generator assembly 14, and a conventional electrical energy storage device...
US-7,281,761 Seat configuration system for an automotive interior
A unique and versatile seating system for automobiles is provided. The seating system includes aspects to improve the functionality of the seating arrangement...
US-7,281,757 Spot-welded joint for hydroformed members
A process for spot-welding hydroformed members allows at least one hydroformed member to be positioned with an end butted against a lateral side of the second...
US-7,281,597 Fuel tank protector shield
A shield (20) for an automotive vehicle (10) is provided to lessen the impact force to a foreign body by absorbing energy or converting energy from the foreign...
US-D553,053 Automotive exterior
US-7,280,909 Valve control for an engine with electromechanically actuated valves
A system and method to control engine valve timing of an internal combustion engine. Electromechanical valves are controlled to improve engine fuel economy....
US-7,278,679 Automotive vehicle with structural panel having selectively deployable shape memory alloy elements
A structural panel for an automotive vehicle includes an outer panel and a variable strength inner panel attached to the outer panel. The inner panel utilizes...
US-7,278,407 Boost control for internal combustion engine using substantially carbon-free fuel
A system and method for limiting HC, CO, CO.sub.2, and NO.sub.x emissions in an internal combustion engine is provided. According to one aspect of the...
US-7,278,396 Method for controlling injection timing of an internal combustion engine
A method to control injection timing for an internal combustion engine having a plurality of injectors in at least a cylinder, the method comprising of injecting...
US-7,278,388 Engine starting for engine having adjustable valve operation
A method for controlling an engine having at least two cylinders, at least one of which having at least an adjustable valve, the method comprising before engine...
US-7,278,304 System and method for performing a particulate sensor diagnostic
An apparatus comprising an internal combustion engine, an exhaust system in communication with the engine, a particulate sensor associated with the exhaust...
US-7,277,789 System for transmitting signals between an engine control unit and a valve control unit
A system for communicating information between a first controller and a second controller is presented. The system is designed to improve and increase the...
US-7,277,787 System and method for desensitizing the activation criteria of a rollover control system
A method of densensitizing includes determining a relative roll angle, determining when the vehicle is in a transitional maneuver, and when the vehicle is in a...
US-7,276,696 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-7,275,785 Rear subframe attachment mount for hydroformed frame
An attachment mount apparatus connects a subframe component to the lower frame midrail structure for an automotive vehicle that is formed from a pair of tubular...
US-7,275,610 Closed-loop power control for hybrid electric vehicles
A control system and control method for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having an engine, an electric motor and an electric generator with gearing for...
US-7,275,518 Torque-based powertrain control for vehicles
A system and method for controlling a vehicle powertrain having an internal combustion engine include determining a difference between a desired engine torque...
US-7,275,516 System and method for boosted direct injection engine
A method for operating and engine having a cylinder with at least an intake and exhaust valve, comprising of performing a combustion cycle in the cylinder in...
US-7,275,473 Hydraulic control apparatus for a shifting fork in a manual transmission
The invention relates to a hydraulic control apparatus (1) for a shifting fork (7) for engaging/releasing at least one gear (G) in a manual transmission,...
US-D552,273 Vehicle rear taillight lens
US-D552,023 Automotive front end
US-7,275,023 System and method of interactively generating a family of mesh models
A system and method for interactively generating a family of mesh models is provided for use in engineering analysis. The system includes a user computer system...
US-7,274,986 Vehicle engine system having predictive control function
An engine system for a vehicle, comprising at least one cylinder configured to vary operation between a spark ignition mode and a homogeneous charge compression...
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...
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