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US-D526,435 Headlight lens
US-7,085,642 Method and system for correcting sensor offsets
A control system (18) for an automotive vehicle (19) having a vehicle body includes a cluster (16) of vehicle dynamic sensors (27, 28, 30, 31), the output...
US-7,085,639 System and method for characterizing the road bank for vehicle roll stability control
A control system (18) for an automotive vehicle (10) having a vehicle body has a roll angular rate sensor (34) generating a roll angular rate signal ...
US-7,085,631 Vehicle and method for operating an engine in a vehicle
A vehicle and method are provided that determine a misfire torque limit for an engine in the vehicle. The vehicle includes an electric machine operable to...
US-7,084,589 Vehicle and method for controlling power to wheels in a vehicle
A method for controlling power to wheels in a vehicle, the vehicle having an electric storage device for providing power to an electric machine. The method...
US-7,084,502 Microelectromechanical device and method for producing it
A microelectromechanical device and a method for producing it having at least one layer on a substrate, in particular a thermoelectric layer on a substrate, the...
US-7,083,540 Dual clutch transmission having low gear mesh loss
A power transmission for a motor vehicle In realizing these advantages, a power transmission according to this invention includes an input shaft, an output, and...
US-7,083,538 Power transmission with electromechanical actuator
An automotive transmission is equipped with a variety of gears that may be combined to yield one or more output speeds as compared to an input speed. One or more...
US-7,083,537 Multiple speed automatic transmission for motor vehicle
A multiple speed transmission for a motor vehicle includes a speed reduction gear set driveably connected to an input shaft, a planetary gear set having elements...
US-7,083,381 Hydrokinetic torque converter stator blade construction
A stator blade for a hydrokinetic torque converter, the blade profile having geometric characteristics that improve torque flow efficiency in the converter...
US-7,082,934 Controlling spark for an engine with controllable valves
A system and method to control spark in a cylinder of a multi-cylinder engine. Spark can be controlled in a cylinder based on operating conditions of a...
US-7,082,930 Method for controlling engine fuel injection in a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for controlling fuel injection during engine startup in a hybrid electric vehicle. The hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine, a power source, an...
US-7,082,903 Temperature responsive flow control valves for engine cooling systems
An engine cooling system has a primary cooling circuit with a pump to circulate liquid coolant through an engine, the coolant being returned to the pump via a...
US-7,082,757 Pump/motor operating mode switching control for hydraulic hybrid vehicle
A system for transmitting power hydraulically to and from the wheels of a motor vehicle includes an accumulator containing fluid at relatively high pressure, a...
US-D525,914 Vehicle
US-7,080,566 Ranged single clutch layshaft powershift automatic transmission
A power transmission for a motor vehicle includes an input, a first layshaft, a second layshaft, an intermediate layshaft, a first power path for transmitting...
US-7,080,023 Craftsmanship rating system and method
A system and method of craftsmanship rating of vehicles includes the steps of receiving customer data relating to craftsmanship for a vehicle and building a...
US-7,079,996 System and method for design of experiments using direct surface manipulation of a mesh model
A system and method for design of experiments (DOE) using direct surface manipulation of a mesh model. The method includes the steps of selecting a geometric...
US-7,079,974 System and method for detecting an object using pulsed light
A system and method for detecting an object is provided. The method includes emitting a light pulse. The method further includes receiving a reflection of the...
US-7,079,942 Method for controlling starting of an engine in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A method for controlling starting of an internal combustion engine in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having multiple power flow paths to vehicle traction...
US-7,079,935 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-7,079,932 Method for tie-up detection in an automatic transmission
A method for detecting tie-up in an automatic transmission is provided. The rate of change of the output shaft acceleration is calculated by twice...
US-7,079,928 System and method for determining a wheel departure angle for a rollover control system with respect to road...
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle includes a roll rate sensor (34) generating a roll rate signal, a lateral acceleration sensor (32)...
US-7,079,911 Method and system for automatically isolating suspect items in a manufacturing or assembly environment
A computer-implemented method and system includes capabilities for receiving suspect item definitions (e.g. item serial numbers, lot numbers, operation...
US-7,079,015 System for connecting wireless devices to a vehicle
A method and system relating to connecting a wireless device carried by an individual to a vehicle network by providing a hands-free feature for notifying a...
US-7,077,776 Transmission fluid heating using engine exhaust
A heat exchanger integrated into the transmission oil pan transfers heat from post-catalyst exhaust gases to the transmission oil. Inlet and outlet ducts route...
US-7,077,080 Hydraulic synchronizing coupler for a free piston engine
A free piston engine has a pair of opposed cylinders on opposite sides of a fluid pumping assembly. An inner piston assembly includes a pair of inner pistons,...
US-7,077,025 Dual clutch automatic transaxle
A multiple speed transaxle includes first and second input shafts, first and second output shafts, a layshaft, an idler shaft, a first set of selectable torque...
US-7,076,943 System and method for determining set point location for oxidant-based engine air/fuel control strategy
The invention relates to a new method and system for optimizing the efficiency of an automotive catalytic converter by adjusting the engine air/fuel ratio based...
US-D525,388 Automobile headlight lens
US-D525,387 Vehicle tail light lens
US-7,073,839 Seat mount attachment to vehicle underbody
An attachment structure for attaching a seat assembly to a vehicle underbody includes a first cross member that extends between a pair of side rails. The first...
US-7,073,622 On and off road steering ratios
A steering system (10) for a motor vehicle comprising a steerable wheel (12) defining a steering angle (20), a powered actuator (14) controlling the steering...
US-7,073,615 System and method for operating an electric motor by limiting performance
A method and system for limiting motor performance in a hybrid electric vehicle system. During a condition in a primary drivetrain, the method limits performance...
US-7,073,494 System and method for estimating fuel vapor 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-7,073,322 System for emission device control 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-7,072,940 System and method for managing communications and collaboration among team members
A system and method is adapted to utilize the Internet as a medium for providing information and data management and sharing between diverse project team...
US-7,072,758 Method of torque control for an engine with valves that may be deactivated
A method to determine and control engine torque in an internal combustion engine. The method may significantly reduce torque strategy calculations and the...
US-7,071,141 Perovskite catalyst system for lean burn engines
A catalyst system for use with an internal combustion engine to provide emissions reductions under lean and stoichiometric operating conditions. The catalyst...
US-7,070,247 Method and apparatus for controlling brake-steer in an automotive vehicle in a forward and reverse direction
A system and method of controlling an automotive vehicle includes determining a forward direction and reverse direction of the vehicle and applying brake-steer...
US-7,070,222 Vehicle tailgate with supplemental tailgate pivot release
A tailgate for a vehicle has a supplemental tailgate that retracts within the tailgate and is extendable therefrom in order to provide bed extender, box extender...
US-7,070,194 Memory function for powered running boards
A control mechanism for a powered running board on an automotive vehicle, such as a sport utility vehicle, utilizes the memory function of the vehicle to store...
US-7,070,015 Battery mounting system for automotive vehicle
An automotive vehicle has a battery mounting system including battery tray fastened to a floor within a compartment of the vehicle, and a motion convertor for...
US-7,069,910 Overall scheduling of a lean burn engine system
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-7,069,909 Controlling an engine with adjustable intake valve timing
A system and method to control an engine wherein at least intake valve timing is retarded relative to a crankshaft position depending on engine operating...
US-7,069,903 Idle speed control for lean burn engine with variable-displacement-like characteristic
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of a engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-7,069,893 Air intake system
A novel air intake system which is suitable for at least substantially reducing the inadvertent intake of water with ambient air into an air compressor or other...
US-7,069,880 Engine cooling systems
A heater diverter valve (20) is provided in an engine cooling system having a radiator and a circulating pump, The valve has a first inlet (31) connected to a...
US-7,069,720 Cylinder event based fuel control
A method to deliver fuel during a start for an internal combustion engine is described. The method provides individual cylinder fuel control based on the number...
US-7,069,718 Engine system and method for injector cut-out operation with improved exhaust heating
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,...
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