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US-7,255,378 Bumper for automotive vehicle
A bumper system for an automotive vehicle includes a unitary bumper beam substrate which defines upper and lower channel sections which are capped for part of...
US-7,255,095 Dual combustion mode engine
In an engine in which a first portion of engine cylinders operate in HCCI combustion mode only and a second portion of engine cylinders operate in SI combustion...
US-7,255,090 Compression ignition engine with pressure-based combustion control
An internal combustion engine having a plurality of combustion cylinders configured to operate in a compression ignition mode. A pressure sensor is provided to...
US-7,255,080 Spark plug heating for a spark ignited engine
A system for an engine of a vehicle, comprising of at least one combustion chamber located in the engine, a delivery system configured to deliver a fuel and a...
US-7,255,066 Valve selection for an engine operating in a multi-stroke cylinder mode
A method to control valve patterns in a cylinder operating in a multi-stroke cylinder mode. Valves are controlled to improve drivability and emissions.
US-7,254,471 Transfer case having selectable driving modes suited to motor vehicle load and road conditions
A motor vehicle powertrain includes a transmission producing multiple speed ratios, and a transfer case including a second input driveably connected to the...
US-7,253,724 Vehicle pre-impact sensing and control system with driver response feedback
A vehicle pre-impact sensing and control system generates tailored adaptive warning signals as a function of driver vehicle use. The tailored signals are used in...
US-7,252,469 Rivet nut with machinable head and method of making a vehicle body
A method of securing body panels to a space frame of a vehicle is disclosed. Body panels are secured to rivet nuts that are assembled to frame members. The...
US-D548,147 Vehicle hood
US-D548,146 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-D548,145 Vehicle front bumper
US-7,251,557 Method for auto-ignition operation and computer readable storage device for use with an internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine that can be operated in compression ignition mode, comprising a fuel injector (2) for each cylinder; a fuel injection control unit...
US-7,249,588 Speed control method
A method for controlling an engine having both an electronically controlled inlet device, such as an electronic throttle unit, and an electronically controlled...
US-7,249,583 System for controlling valve timing of an engine 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-7,249,581 System with camshaft and camshaft receptacle
The invention relates to a system, comprising a camshaft with at least two bearing points, a two-part camshaft receptacle which has, in a lower part, at least...
US-7,249,579 Enhanced permanent magnet electromagnetic actuator for an electronic valve actuation system of an engine
A valve actuator for an internal combustion engine is described having a core having a wound coil located therein, said core further having at least one...
US-7,249,481 Process for forming a hydroformed automotive component with integrated weld flange
A process for forming a hydroformed automotive component with an integrally formed attachment bracket or weld flange begins with a tubular blank manufactured...
US-7,247,513 Dissociation of silicon clusters in a gas phase during chemical vapor deposition homo-epitaxial growth of...
A method of forming a layer of silicon carbide wherein silicon clusters are dissociated in a gas phase. Silicon clusters may be dissociated by a silicon-etching...
US-7,247,501 Imaging and targeting tumors using sickle cells
According to the present invention, there is provided a delivery vehicle including sickle red blood cells carrying a moiety. The moiety can be any type of...
US-7,247,185 Device for treatment of a gas flow
Device for treatment of a gas flow having at least one body (3) that is adapted to cause a conversion in the composition of the gas. The device is characterized...
US-7,246,966 Bonded structural joints and method of assembling such joints
A joint assembly comprises a hollow extrusion member of an asymmetrical hexagonal section and a flange casting comprising a base flange and several webs...
US-7,246,609 Internal combustion engine having cylinder disablement
A multi-cylinder internal combustion engine having an exhaust system with an exhaust emission after-treatment device for exhaust gases from the cylinders, an air...
US-7,246,604 Engine control advantageously using humidity
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-7,246,595 Diesel engine with differential cylinder group operation
A method for controlling operation of a diesel engine having a plurality of cylinders, the engine including a first group of cylinders and a second group of...
US-7,246,536 Dual clutch kinematic arrangements with wide span
A multiple speed power transmission is disclosed having an input, first and second input shafts, first and second clutches releasably coupling the input to the...
US-D547,472 Vehicle headlight
US-7,244,512 Method of manufacturing electromagnetic devices using kinetic spray
A method of manufacturing electric machines comprised of geometrically patterned arrays of permanent magnets, soft magnetic materials, and electrical conductors...
US-7,244,148 Circuit disconnect assembly
A circuit disconnect assembly for a high-voltage electrical storage device in a vehicle integrates a grip portion and a fuse holder portion into one unit. The...
US-7,243,986 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-7,243,943 Air-bag arrangement
An air-bag arrangement in the form of inflatable curtain (1) has a plurality of inflatable regions (12, 19, 25) spaced from the front of the inflatable curtain...
US-7,243,633 HEV internal combustion engine pre-positioning
A method for controlling an engine that operates with negative valve overlap between an intake valve and an exhaust valve during at least some conditions, the...
US-D546,986 Vehicle taillight
US-D546,736 Vehicle upper front bumper cover
US-RE39,729 Tailgate assembly
A tailgate assembly having an inner panel and an outer panel which is selectively coupled to the inner panel. The tailgate assembly further includes at least one...
US-7,243,013 Vehicle radar-based side impact assessment method
A side impact object sensing system for a vehicle includes a single radar sensor mounted on each side of the vehicle, each sensor generating a range and...
US-7,241,073 Sheet metal hem
A reduced radius hem assembly and method for joining an inner panel and an outer panel together. The inner panel has an outwardly extending perimeter flange...
US-7,240,915 Vehicle seating system with airbag-based occupant reaction surface
A seating system for an automotive vehicle includes a side airbag mounted to an outboard portion of a seatback, with the side airbag having an occupant reaction...
US-7,240,751 Dual rotor motor for a hybrid vehicle transmission
A hybrid electric vehicle powertrain has an engine and a motor at the torque input side of a power transmission. The motor has a single stator and dual rotors. A...
US-7,240,749 Hybrid electric vehicle with variable displacement engine
A hybrid electric vehicle 10 having a propulsion system 12 which integrates a motor-generator 14 and a variable displacement internal combustion engine 16....
US-7,240,663 Internal combustion engine shut-down for engine having adjustable valves
A method for operating an engine in a vehicle, the engine having at least a cylinder, is described. The method comprises decreasing rotational speed of the...
US-7,240,660 Heat management for control unit
A method of reducing heat generated in a fuel injector driver controlled by an engine control unit (ECU) of a vehicle engine, the injector coupled to the engine,...
US-7,240,659 Transition strategy for engine operation with spark ignition and homogeneous charge compression ignition modes
A method of operating an internal combustion engine having a combustion chamber with a piston and a spark plug, when transitioning between spark ignition...
US-7,240,651 Variable cam timing damper
A variable cam-timing phaser, including a stator having a plurality of inwardly-extending stator lobes and a rotor having a plurality of outwardly-extending...
US-7,240,644 Internal combustion engine with cylinder head having directed cooling
An internal combustion engine cylinder head unit includes a number of gas flow ports extending upwardly from a fire deck. A common coolant passage extends...
US-7,240,482 System for minimizing the impact of poisoning of automotive exhaust aftertreatment systems
An exhaust aftertreatment system for an internal combustion engine is disclosed which mitigates deleterious poisoning of a catalytic converter or exhaust gas...
US-7,240,480 Dual Combustion Mode Engine
An internal combustion engine is disclosed in which at least one cylinder is adapted to run in homogeneous-charge compression-ignition (HCCI) combustion mode and...
US-D546,483 Vehicle headlight
US-D546,259 Vehicle running board
US-D546,257 Vehicle cargo load floor with two recessed storage wells
US-7,239,949 Integrated sensing system
A vehicle control system includes a housed sensor cluster generating a plurality of signals. An integrated controller includes a sensor signal compensation unit...
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