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US-8,251,463 Vehicle regenerative braking system with system monitor and redundant control capability
A system for providing regenerative and friction braking in a vehicle includes a brake controller for determining a desired rate of deceleration from sensor...
US-8,251,440 Multi-segmented headliner having longitudinal joint
The multi-segmented headliner for a vehicle includes an elongated intermediate segment, an elongated first side segment, and an elongated second side segment....
US-8,251,438 Front-end structure of a motor vehicle
Forward structure of a motor vehicle includes a frame structure, a bumper beam disposed forward of and connected to the frame structure, and a radiator frame...
US-8,251,434 Fastener cover extension providing buckling path during side impact
A vehicle door construction having a 360.degree. grab handle includes a fastener cover that conceals a fastener hole in an A-surface of the vehicle door and...
US-8,251,426 Collapsible seat construction for a vehicle
A stowable seat 10 for a motor vehicle 1, and in particular for a van, having a moveable bulkhead 9 is disclosed in which a backrest 11 of the seat 10 is stowed...
US-8,251,171 Lattice structure for a distensible fuel tank
A distensible fuel tank included in a vehicle is provided. The fuel tank may include a housing enclosing a lattice structure including at least two intersecting...
US-8,251,046 Fuel system for an internal combustion engine
A fuel system for a diesel engine has both a low pressure pump, which extracts fuel from the fuel tank, and a high pressure pump, which is fed by the low...
US-8,251,044 Vehicle control system
A method is provided for controlling an engine via an outlet control device of an intake manifold, such as via variable valve lift operation. The engine may...
US-8,251,024 Cooling system expansion tank
An expansion tank for an engine cooling system comprises a housing forming a main chamber and a swirl chamber, the swirl chamber being defined by a cylindrical...
US-8,250,914 Apparatuses, methods and systems for parking brake tensioning fixture
The present invention provides a parking brake tensioning apparatus, method, and system. Generally described, the device is for adjusting the tension cable of a...
US-8,250,866 EGR extraction immediately downstream pre-turbo catalyst
A turbocharged, diesel engine has a small catalyst provided upstream of the turbocharger with EGR collected from the exhaust stream downstream of the catalyst...
US-8,250,865 Using compressed intake air to clean engine exhaust gas recirculation cooler
Systems and methods for using compressed intake air that is free of soot particles to clean the EGR cooler of an internal combustion engine having a...
US-8,249,796 Engine control with valve operation monitoring using camshaft position sensing
A system or method for controlling a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine operable in a reduced displacement mode with at least one valve or cylinder...
US-8,249,795 Method for detection of emissions levels during extended engine speed controlled operation
A method for detection of emissions levels during extended engine speed controlled operation is provided. The method includes monitoring mass airflow passing...
US-8,249,749 Climate control system and method for optimizing energy consumption of a vehicle
A climate control system includes a control head having a warmer/cooler temperature control for providing relative thermal comfort. A thermal comfort rating...
US-8,249,740 Computer-implemented method and system for determining a material utilization for part assemblies
Various embodiments may include determining a material utilization for one or more assemblies having a plurality of parts. Offal data for one or more parts...
US-8,248,221 Method and system for displaying recovered energy for a hybrid electric vehicle
An information display configured to display one or more energy efficiency values of a vehicle. The information display system may comprise an information...
US-8,247,126 Anode loop pressure control in PEM fuel cell system
A method of controlling pressure of a fuel gas in a fuel cell stack is disclosed. The method includes establishing a specification for a fuel gas/oxidant gas...
US-8,246,817 Deionization filter for fuel cell vehicle coolant
A novel deionization filter for removing ions from a coolant in an electric fuel cell vehicle cooling system is disclosed. The deionization filter includes a...
US-8,246,109 Vehicle roof module
A vehicle roof module includes a front extruded cross member, a first pair of nodes each received in an end region of the front cross member, a first and a...
US-8,246,091 Inertia-locking reactive bumper for motor vehicle
An energy-absorbing front end structure for a motor vehicle includes a pair of frame rails, struts (crushable members) made movable relative to the frame rails...
US-8,246,021 Body mount with plug-in damping device for vehicles
A plug-in hydraulic body to frame mounting assembly is mounted to a conventional elastomeric body mount device to increase the control of vibration from the...
US-8,245,701 Coordination of HP and LP EGR
A method for charging an intake manifold of an engine comprises adjusting an LP EGR flow rate and an uncooled HP EGR flow rate within first limits to maintain a...
US-8,245,699 Vehicle fuel vapor management
A fuel vapor recovery system and method for an automotive vehicle are disclosed. The vehicle fuel tank is vented to atmosphere via a passageway having a carbon...
US-8,245,693 High pressure fuel pump control for idle tick reduction
A method for controlling a mechanical solenoid valve of a high-pressure fuel pump to supply fuel to an engine is provided. In one example, current supplied to...
US-8,245,692 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for identifying and differentiating knock and pre-ignition using a plurality of knock sensors distributed along an engine...
US-8,245,691 Engine and exhaust heating
A method for controlling a vehicle engine having a plurality of cylinders is provided. The method comprises: during engine idling, advancing spark timing of at...
US-8,245,690 Direct injection alcohol engine with boost and spark control
Boosted engine operation and spark timing of an engine may be adjusted with alcohol content of the fuel in a direct injection engine. Further, various...
US-8,245,685 Lubrication and sealing system for internal combustion engine
A sealing and lubrication system includes first and second machine components with a combination sealing and lubrication directing gasket mounted between the...
US-8,245,671 Operating an engine with reformate
The present description relates to operation and control of a fuel reformer. In one embodiment, an engine constituent is adjusted in response to limiting an...
US-8,245,511 Cylinder block mounted pedestal and turbocharger system for internal combustion engine
A turbocharger system for an internal combustion engine includes a turbocharger with a utility pedestal extending between the turbocharger and hard point...
US-8,245,502 Emission control system with an optimized reductant injection model
According to at least one aspect of the present invention, there is provided an emission control system which includes a reductant injector injecting a...
US-8,245,499 Control method for temporarily increasing the exhaust gas temperature
The invention relates to a control method for increasing the exhaust gas temperature of an internal combustion engine by increasing the exhaust back-pressure,...
US-8,244,448 Vehicle having remote start and garage door control
The subject of the present invention is a method for remote starting an internal combustion engine of a vehicle. The method includes detecting a wireless remote...
US-8,244,445 Stuck vehicle with time and pedal related traction control
A method for controlling a powertrain of a vehicle is provided for traction control. The method comprises controlling wheel slip to a first amount, the first...
US-8,244,437 Method and system for restraint deployment using lateral kinetic energy
A safety system for a motor vehicle has a yaw rate sensor for detecting a yaw rate of the vehicle and impact sensors for detecting a side impact. A control...
US-8,242,725 Method for operating sensorless and brushless motors
A method of aligning a sensorless brushless polyphase DC motor including aligning a rotor to a known stopped position with respect to at least one coil during a...
US-8,242,132 Methods and compositions for alleviating stuttering
Methods of treating stuttering include treating people with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor modulators, including cyclopyrrolones. A second active agent...
US-8,241,579 Diesel exhaust gas treatment system
A catalyst composition for facilitating the oxidation of soot from diesel engine exhaust is provided. The catalyst composition includes a catalytic metal...
US-8,241,382 Air cleaner for motor vehicles operating in extreme weather conditions
A motor-vehicle air cleaner comprises the filter assembly, an air-cleaner housing configured to fittably and removably accommodate the filter assembly and to...
US-8,241,177 Methods and systems for turbocharger control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle engine, the engine including a turbocharger and a transmission. One example method comprises,...
US-8,241,176 Control of an engine restart in a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for restarting an engine in a hybrid electric powertrain includes using an auxiliary pump while the engine is shutdown to maintain stroke pressure in...
US-8,241,097 Environmental control system and method for a battery in a vehicle
An environmental control system for a battery in a vehicle includes an air intake for receiving ambient air from outside the vehicle. A duct system provides...
US-8,240,707 Inflatable curtain airbag systems
A curtain airbag system includes a sail panel. The sail panel may be attached with an inflatable curtain of the curtain airbag system.
US-8,240,412 Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
A method of operating a hybrid vehicle propulsion system includes selectively operating the engine to consume fuel stored on-board the vehicle based on a...
US-8,240,297 Direct-start engine operation utilizing multi-strike ignition
A method for engine starting is provided. The method may include performing idle-stop operation, and during a subsequent re-start, applying multi-strike...
US-8,240,294 Cooled EGR system for coolant heating during cold engine start
Various systems and method for heating an engine in a vehicle during a cold start are described. In one example, thermal efficiency of the engine is improved by...
US-8,240,194 Methods and systems for diagnostics of an emission system with more than one SCR region
Methods and systems for controlling and/or diagnosing an emission control system of a vehicle having a first SCR region upstream of a second SCR region are...
US-8,240,136 SCR catalyst heating control
Various systems and methods are described for controlling a selective catalytic reduction system coupled to an exhaust system of an engine, the selective...
US-8,240,135 Exhaust system mixing device
A mixing device comprises a circular disc of fin sections positioned so as to create openings in the inner and outer regions of the mixing device that generate...
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