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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...
US-7,238,640 Minimization of purge NO.sub.x release from NO.sub.x traps by optimizing the oxygen storage capacity
The present invention provides a catalyst for use in a NO.sub.x trap that has reduced NO.sub.x release during rich purges, increased NO conversion efficiency...
US-7,238,139 Electric and hybrid electric powertrain for motor vehicles
A powertrain for transmitting power to a driven wheel of a motor vehicle includes a power source that includes a reversible electric machine. A first...
US-7,237,828 Underbody crash device for a vehicle
An underbody crash device for a vehicle. The underbody crash device comprises a pillar member attached to the vehicle. The vehicle has a primary load path for...
US-7,237,825 Automotive interior trim panel with integral acoustic chamber and pelvic bolster
An automotive interior trim panel includes a contoured panel having an interior surface forming a portion of a passenger compartment of a vehicle, and an...
US-7,237,816 Automotive center console with open front face
A center console for an automotive vehicle encloses an internal storage area accessible through an opening covered by a pivoted lid serving as an armrest. The...
US-7,237,445 Test fixture for the aging of wiper blades in a laboratory
A test fixture facilitates the laboratory testing of windshield wiper blades for vehicles. The test fixture includes a base frame on which are mounted a number...
US-D545,980 Vehicle headlight
US-D545,740 Vehicle mirror
US-D545,731 Automobile bumper
US-D545,728 Automobile grille
US-7,236,875 System and method for controlling an engine in a vehicle
A system and method for controlling an engine in a vehicle to facilitate heat transfer to a passenger compartment is provided. A number of conditions are...
US-7,236,873 System and method of controlling a hybrid electric vehicle
A system and method of controlling engine torque in a hybrid electric vehicle. The method includes comparing an engine speed command to a maximum engine speed...
US-7,236,865 Active adaptation of vehicle restraints for enhanced performance robustness
A vehicle crash safety system includes a pre-crash sensing system generating an object threat assessment and vehicle dynamics data, an occupant sensing system...
US-7,235,032 Multiple-speed automatic transmission having a two-speed input and a Simpson gearset
A multi-speed automatic transmission includes an input and output, first, second and three planetary gear units, each gear unit including a sun gear, a ring...
US-7,234,749 Tailgate structure for receiving supplemental tailgate
A tailgate structural configuration accommodates the housing of a supplemental tailgate internally within the tailgate. The tailgate is formed with an outer...
US-7,234,552 Method for heating a battery in a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for heating a battery in a hybrid electric vehicle. The hybrid electric vehicle has an engine, a battery, a motor generator powered by the engine or the...
US-7,234,455 Robust maximum engine torque estimation
A system for a vehicle comprising of an engine including a first cylinder group and a second cylinder group; a linear exhaust gas sensor coupled exclusively to...
US-7,234,440 Fuel injection strategy for reduced cold start emission from direct injection gasoline engines
A system, comprising of an engine having a cylinder therein, a fuel injector coupled to said cylinder and configured to directly inject fuel into said cylinder,...
US-7,234,438 System and method for engine operation with spark assisted compression ignition
A method of operating an internal combustion engine having a combustion chamber with a piston is disclosed. The method comprising during a first mode, adjusting...
US-7,234,436 Method to improve fuel economy in lean burn engines with variable-displacement-like characteristics
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-7,234,435 Electrically actuated valve deactivation in response to vehicle electrical system conditions
A method for controlling at least an electrically actuated valve to operate in at least a cylinder of an internal combustion engine, the method comprising...
US-D545,462 Vehicle headlight
US-7,233,239 Method and apparatus for detecting improper installation of child seat in a vehicle
A method and apparatus for detecting an improperly installed auxiliary child seat of the type that is secured in a motor vehicle by the seatbelt, and providing...
US-7,233,236 Passive wheel lift identification for an automotive vehicle using operating input torque to wheel
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) used for detecting lift of a wheel includes a speed sensor (20) coupled to the wheel producing a...
US-7,233,128 Calculation of state of charge offset using a closed integral method
A state of charge control system and method uses a region of voltage linearity and a long-term average voltage to estimate an average battery state of charge for...
US-7,232,192 Deadband regenerative braking control for hydraulic hybrid vehicle powertrain
A system for braking the wheels of a hydraulic hybrid vehicle includes a brake pedal having a range of pedal displacement including a deadband displacement...
US-7,232,187 Head restraint for automotive vehicle
A head restraint system for an automotive vehicle seat includes a headrest carried upon eccentric mounting posts which may be extended telescopically from a...
US-7,229,948 Exhaust gas catalyst and method of manufacturing same
The present invention involves an exhaust gas catalyst and method of manufacturing same. The invention provides for a cost-effective material which lowers the...
US-7,229,381 Method for controlling engine starts for a vehicle powertrain
A method is disclosed for controlling an internal combustion engine in a vehicle powertrain. A filtered driver demand for torque at vehicle traction wheels is...
US-7,229,139 Control system for brake-steer assisted parking and method therefor
A system and method of controlling an automotive vehicle includes determining a steering wheel angle, determining a steering wheel direction, determining a...
US-7,229,116 Lock rod supports stowed in D-pillar of vehicle
A lock rod support member can be stowed within a support tube housed in the body of the pick-up truck on which a supplemental tailgate assembly to be deployable...
US-7,229,099 Chassis auxiliary-frame arrangement for improving the safety in a crash
A chassis auxiliary-frame arrangement on a preferably self-supporting vehicle body is designed for improving the safety in a crash in such a manner that, in a...
US-7,228,831 Camshaft and oil-controlled camshaft phaser for automotive engine
An adjustable camshaft system for an automotive engine includes a camshaft having machined and fabricated axially-directed control passages combined with an...
US-7,228,827 Control method for vehicle having an engine
A method for controlling an engine having both an electronically controlled inlet device, such as an electronic throttle unite, and an electronically controlled...
US-7,228,824 Internal combustion engine having variable compression ratio selection as a function of projected engine speed
A method for operating an internal combustion engine. The method includes: providing a functional relationship between time rate of change in engine speed, and...
US-D544,426 Wheel
US-D544,413 Automobile bumper cover
US-7,227,340 Alternator rectifier with coil-sensor controlled MOSFETs
A switching circuit for an electric machine is provided. The switching circuit includes switches for energizing the phase windings of the machine and sensors for...
US-7,226,388 Engine shut-down control to reduce or eliminate engine run-on
A vehicle powertrain including a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine and a controllable transmission controls engine shutdown by shutting off a fuel...
US-7,225,801 Default mode for lean burn engine
A multi-cylinder group engine system operable in at least a first mode and a second mode, where in the first mode a first and second cylinder group combust air...
US-7,225,782 System and method to control transitions in the number of cylinders in a hybrid vehicle
A vehicle system is disclosed. The system include a engine capable of disabling and enabling at least one cylinder; a motor coupled to said engine capable of...
US-7,225,613 Diesel engine after treatment device for conversion of nitrogen oxide and particulate matter
An automobile exhaust filter that both traps particulates while altering the concentration of one or more gaseous species is provided. This dual functionality is...
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