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US-7,295,417 Electromagnetic valve actuation with series connected electromagnet coils
Systems and methods for valve actuation use series-connected coils of upper and lower electromagnets acting as electromagnetic generators that attempt to...
US-7,295,205 Method and system for optimizing a finite element mesh
Computer-implemented method and system for optimizing a finite element mesh. Computing devices are configured to calculate a quality score for at least one...
US-7,294,092 Control of coasting downshifts in an automatic transmission for motor vehicles
A method for controlling a coasting downshift in an automatic transmission having a torque converter that includes an impeller driveably connected to an engine...
US-7,294,089 Multiple-speed automatic transmission
An automatic transmission includes a first power path producing a first ratio of a speed of the input and a speed of a first power path output; a second power...
US-7,293,823 Interlocked pillar and roof rail joint
A joint assembly for joining a tubular B-pillar to a tubular roof rail. The joint assembly includes an inner bracket plate and an outer bracket plate that are...
US-7,293,637 Modular twin clutch transmission input for hybrid vehicle
An assembly for transmitting power from two power sources, such as an internal combustion engine and an electric motor having a rotor, to a transmission input...
US-7,293,552 Purge system for ethanol direct injection plus gas port fuel injection
A method for managing vapors generated by a first and second reservoir onboard a vehicle traveling on the road, the method comprising of inducting vapors from...
US-7,293,406 Engine control for low emission vehicle starting
A method for rapidly heating an emission control device in an engine exhaust uses excess air added to the exhaust via an air introduction device. After an engine...
US-7,292,989 Method and system for managing carrier operations
The method and system of the present invention use a plurality of timing data to determine a transportation schedule or schedule(s). The transpiration schedule...
US-7,292,932 System and method for controlling speed of an engine
A system and method for controlling the speed of an engine includes determining a desired engine power output and engine speed, and determining whether the...
US-7,292,917 Method for attenuating vibrations in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A method is disclosed for attenuating vibrations of an engine in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having a subsystem comprising an electric motor, a...
US-7,291,576 SO.sub.x trap for diesel and lean-burn gasoline automotive applications
The present invention provides a regenerable catalyst composition suitable for entrapping SO.sub.x. The composition of the invention comprises a copper oxide...
US-7,290,966 Apparatus for dislodging and moving contaminants from a surface of a machine tool
An apparatus for dislodging contaminants from a surface of a machine tool. The apparatus includes a coupling, a housing, a cleaning mechanism, and a transport...
US-7,290,634 Vehicle differential control
A differential control system for the center and rear differentials of a four-wheel-drive vehicle comprises a controller (28) which receives signals input from a...
US-7,290,534 Injector leakage limitation
A fuel supply system (100) for a combustion engine (180) has at least one fuel injector (110), a fuel pump (130) and a conduit (150) connecting the fuel pump...
US-7,290,527 Vehicle control system
A method is provided for controlling an engine having an intake manifold and an outlet control device coupled to the manifold for controlling flow exiting the...
US-7,287,796 Integrated cargo net for a vehicle
A cargo net assembly for a vehicle is described that includes a storage receptacle. The storage receptacle is mounted to the inside of the roof of the vehicle....
US-7,287,788 Single component automotive bumper and lower frame rail
A single component bumper beam and lower frame midrail structure, is formed through a hydroforming process to create a uniform "B-shaped" cross-sectional...
US-7,287,521 System and method for improved engine starting using heated intake air
A system for an internal combustion engine, the engine having an intake and exhaust manifold, the system comprising of a heat exchanger configured to extract...
US-7,287,509 Direct injection alcohol engine with variable injection timing
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 directly...
US-7,287,492 System and method for engine fuel blend control
A system for an engine, comprising of a cylinder located in the engine, a fuel delivery system for varying relative delivery amounts of a first and second...
US-7,287,371 Device and method for internal combustion engine control
A method is described for operating an engine coupled to an upstream and downstream emission control device that stores and reacts oxidants such as NOx. The...
US-D554,033 Automotive cockpit
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...
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