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US-7,138,922 Drowsy driver monitoring and prevention system
A drowsy driver detection system (10) for an automobile (12) is coupled to a service center (16) through a communication system (14). A drowsy driver sensor (30)...
US-7,137,377 Intake valve cleaning method for a direct injection engine with computer controlled intake valves
A method for a vehicle traveling on the road having an engine with adjustable valve operation is described. The method includes performing a valve cleaning...
US-7,137,249 Thermally stable lean nox trap
The present invention provides a method of removing harmful gases from an automobile exhaust. The method of the invention comprises contacting a thermally stable...
US-7,137,246 Control for diesel engine with particulate filter
A system and method are described for operating a diesel engine and particulate filter during self-sustained filter regeneration. In particular, a method is...
US-7,136,731 System for determining vehicular relative roll angle during a potential rollover event
A control system (18) for an automotive vehicle (10) has a roll angular rate sensor (34) and a lateral accelerometer (32) that are used to determine the body...
US-7,136,730 Enhanced system for yaw stability control system to include roll stability control function
A yaw stability control system (18) is enhanced to include roll stability control function for an automotive vehicle and includes a plurality of sensors (28 39)...
US-7,135,498 Nitric oxide donors for inducing neurogenesis
There is provided a method of promoting neurogenesis by administering a therapeutic amount of a nitric oxide donor compound to a patient in need of neurogenesis...
US-7,134,273 Exhaust emission control and diagnostics
A diesel engine emission control system uses an upstream oxidation catalyst and a downstream SCR catalyst to reduce NOx in a lean exhaust gas environment. The...
US-7,133,812 Method of parametic design of an instrument panel support structure
A method of parametric design of an instrument panel support structure for an instrument panel on a vehicle includes the step of determining an input parameter,...
US-7,132,937 Wheel lift identification for an automotive vehicle using passive and active detection
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) used for detecting lift of a wheel includes a passive wheel lift detector (58) that generates a...
US-7,131,514 Noise attenuation device for a vehicle exhaust system
A noise attenuation device for a vehicle exhaust system is provided. The device includes an exhaust pipe having a passageway for receiving exhaust gas pulses...
US-7,131,263 Exhaust gas recirculation cooler contaminant removal method and system
Method and apparatus for removing contaminants from internal combustion engine exhaust gas recirculation cooler. The method feeds a portion of such exhaust...
US-7,131,262 Secondary airflow system for engine exhaust emission diagnostics
In one example, a system for an engine having an intake system and an exhaust system is described. The system comprises: an airflow sensor coupled to the intake...
US-7,131,183 Screw in high voltage housing terminal for ignition coil
An ignition coil and a method for its manufacturer are provided, the ignition coil including a housing, a primary winding and a secondary winding disposed in the...
US-D531,556 Vehicle rear bumper
US-7,130,735 Roll over stability control for an automotive vehicle
A stability control system (24) for an automotive vehicle as includes a plurality of sensors (28 37) sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle and a...
US-7,130,730 Sensing strategy for damage mitigation in compatability situations
A crash assessment and safety device activation system includes a target object potentially colliding with a host object in motion, is disclosed. A remote sensor...
US-7,129,852 Remote vehicle immobilization
A vehicle immobilization system (10) is coupled to a network system (20) and includes a vehicle that has a speed sensor (34) generating a vehicle speed signal, a...
US-7,128,687 Electromechanically actuated valve control for an internal combustion engine
A system and method to control engine valve operation in an internal combustion engine. Valves are controlled to improve vehicle drivability and reduce vehicle...
US-7,128,677 Transmission arrangements for hybrid electric vehicles
A geared, power transmission mechanism for a hybrid electric vehicle wherein multiple power flow paths are established between an engine and vehicle traction...
US-7,128,052 System and method for exhaust heat generation using electrically actuated cylinder valves
A method for operating an engine having at least a first and second cylinder [group], the first cylinder having a first electrically actuated valve and the...
US-7,128,044 Engine control with variable control valve
A method of operating an internal combustion engine. The method includes disabling at least one piston cylinder of the engine. While said at least one piston...
US-7,128,043 Electromechanically actuated valve control based on a vehicle electrical system
A method to control electromechanical valves in an internal combustion engine is presented. Electromechanical valves are controlled to improve the possibility...
US-7,127,073 Audio noise cancellation system for a sensor in an automotive vehicle
An assembly includes a seat 60 having a seat base 64, an occupant sensor positioned in the seat base, said occupant sensor comprising a fluid filled bladder...
US-7,126,462 Tool and method for measuring force associated with engaging a child restraint anchorage
A tool for measuring force associated with engaging an anchorage of a child restraint anchorage system of a motor vehicle. The tool includes a force measuring...
US-7,125,076 Automotive multi-position seat assembly
A seat assembly is disclosed for a passenger vehicle which provides multiple positions by translating a seat back between a fore position and an aft position...
US-7,125,067 Magnesium door assembly for automobiles
A lightweight automotive vehicle door assembly incorporates a modular concept having an outer door panel, an inner door panel, a reinforcement beam, and a...
US-7,124,850 Four wheel drive assembly and a method for utilizing the same
A four wheel drive assembly 10 including a torque transfer assembly 60 which operates under the control of the controller 62 and which receives and selectively...
US-7,124,743 System and method for starting sequential fuel injection internal combustion engine
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine during starting use position sensor information in addition to cylinder combustion information...
US-7,124,734 Method of reducing exhaust gas emissions during cold start conditions and an internal combustion engine in...
An internal combustion engine and a method of reducing hydrocarbon emissions of an internal combustion engine during cold start conditions in disclosed. The...
US-7,124,720 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-7,124,715 Engine cooling systems
An engine cooling system has a primary cooling circuit having with a coolant pump to pump coolant to the engine, an engine return line, a radiator and a bypass...
US-7,124,650 Method and system for determining automotive convertible top operating characteristics
A system for measuring an automotive convertible top operating parameter, such as the amount of force required to operate the convertible top, includes a...
US-7,124,019 Powertrain control module spark duration diagnostic system
A system and method for diagnosing ignition system performance of an internal combustion engine. The method operates an engine control unit to produce a sequence...
US-7,121,897 Radial travel limiter for lighter socket lances
A cigar lighter including a mounting ring, and a socket insertable into the mounting ring. The socket has at least one cantilevered lance extending in a...
US-7,121,685 Color-corrected laser illumination system for night vision applications
A color-corrected lighting system for night vision applications includes a near infrared light source and a thin-sheet optical element disposed a distance from...
US-7,121,262 Cylinder and valve mode control for an engine with valves that may be deactivated
A method to select cylinder and valve operational modes in an internal combustion engine with valves that may be deactivated. A simplified method to select...
US-7,121,085 Method and apparatus for controlling hydrocarbon injection into engine exhaust to reduce NOx
A method and system for controlling hydrocarbon injection into engine exhaust to reduce NOx. The method and system inject the hydrocarbon into the engine exhaust...
US-7,121,080 Computer readable storage medium with instructions for monitoring catalytic device
A computer control system is described that monitors the functionality of an emission control device that is capable of storing NOx and oxygen during lean...
US-7,120,529 Drive train and brakes coordinator subsystem and method
A vehicle control system (10) including a vehicle motion control subsystem (12) that has an input receiving an intended driving demand (14) and a plurality of...
US-7,120,528 System and method for operating a rollover control system in a transition to a rollover condition
A method of operating a hydraulic safety system 38 includes determining a relative roll angle, determining a relative a slip angle, determining a yaw rate and...
US-7,118,152 Automotive cargo restraint and security screen
A screen system is stowed in a compact storage position at a forward part of the rear cargo area adjacent the floor. The screen is extendable from the storage...
US-7,118,151 Automotive wet trunk with drain
A recessed storage well is formed in the rear load floor of an automotive vehicle to provide cargo transport capabilities for wet cargo. The recessed storage...
US-7,118,150 Storage compartment and step for pick-up trucks
A storage compartment is formed on the lateral side of a pick-up truck to have a door that will open to a generally horizontal position to permit use thereof as...
US-7,118,017 Penetration resistant trunk pack for police vehicles
A trunk organizer for the trunk cavity of a police vehicle that forces the orientation of long, stiff items typically carried within the trunk cavity of police...
US-7,117,964 Control system for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A control system for a hybrid powertrain for a hybrid electric vehicle with an internal combustion engine and an electric drive system including an electric...
US-7,117,849 Direct gaseous fuel injector
A fuel injector. The fuel injector can include a fuel channel configured to receive pressurized gaseous fuel from a fuel rail, and a nozzle in fluid...
US-7,117,847 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-7,117,830 System and method for direct injection of gaseous fuel into internal combustion engine
A method for an engine capable of burning gaseous fuel, the engine also including a combustion chamber, at least one intake valve, and at least one exhaust...
US-7,117,065 Method for modifying a stamping die to compensate for springback
A method for modifying a stamping die to compensate for springback includes the steps of stamping a first part using a base, or pre-existing die set, and...
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