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US-7,188,017 Method and apparatus for controlling a transfer case clutch to improve vehicle handling
In a motor vehicle driveline having an automatic transmission driveably connected to a transfer case whose output is continually connected to a first output, a...
US-7,188,012 Adaptive voice control and vehicle collision warning and countermeasure system
A safety system (10) for a host vehicle (12) includes a voice sensor (38) that detects voice signals from a vehicle occupant. An occupant classifier (30)...
US-7,186,281 Dust-removing device for the dust-collecting tank of a dust-collecting machine
A dust-removing device for the dust-collecting tank of a dust-collecting machine includes a guide frame installed inside the dust collecting tank and having a...
US-7,185,831 Low pressure fuel injector nozzle
A nozzle for a low pressure fuel injector that improves the control and size of the spray angle, as well as enhances the atomization of the fuel delivered to a...
US-7,185,724 Battery support structure
A vehicle support structure for supporting engine compartment accessories such as a battery. The support structure includes a first tubular frame member having a...
US-7,185,487 Adaptive 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-7,184,879 Method for controlling valves during the stop of an engine having a variable event valvetrain
A method for controlling valves during an engine stop is presented. The valves are controlled in a manner that can quiet the engine during a stop. In addition,...
US-7,182,711 Vehicle trajectory control system
A method for controlling an engine coupled to a transmission is described. The method is especially suited for a transmission having at least one gear in which...
US-7,182,603 Electronic valve actuator electrical connector
An electrical connector for mounting to an electronically controlled valve assembly of an internal combustion engine and for electrically connecting the valve...
US-7,182,072 Purge fuel vapor control
A system and method for controlling the introduction of purge fuel vapor into a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine is provided. According to one aspect of...
US-7,182,065 Vehicle and method for operating an engine in a vehicle
A method for selectively adjusting an amount of fuel to an engine in a vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes an electric machine operatively connected to the...
US-7,182,047 Cooling fan system for automotive vehicle
A cooling system for an internal combustion engine mounted within a vehicle includes a radiator for rejecting heat to ambient air and an axial fan mounted within...
US-7,181,905 Lean-burn engine exhaust air-fuel and temperature management strategy for improved catalyst durability
A system is described for improving engine and vehicle performance by considering the effects of exhaust conditions on catalyst particle growth. Specifically,...
US-D537,397 Automotive door
US-D537,390 Vehicle lower rear bumper
US-7,179,539 Electromagnetic device
An electric machine made from kinetically sprayed permanent magnet material and a binder material form a composite admixture having microstructure of permanent...
US-7,178,827 Occupant ejection prevention assembly
An automotive ejection prevention assembly is provided comprising an airbag mounted within the beltline of a vehicle door. The airbag has an airbag stored...
US-7,178,615 Transport system for portable auger
A transport system is provided for a portable auger. The transport system comprises a dedicated powered drive unit to provide powered-assisted, wheel movement of...
US-7,178,503 System and method to pre-ignition in an internal combustion engine
An engine system and method are disclosed for controlling pre-ignition of an alcohol fuel. In one embodiment, the fuel injection timing is adjusted to cause the...
US-7,178,497 Inertial torque reaction management with selectively engageable counter rotating component
A system and method for managing inertial torque reaction of a powertrain include a selectively engageable counter-rotating component to reduce or eliminate...
US-7,178,227 Workpiece presenter for a flexible manufacturing system
A workpiece presenter for fixturing a workpiece of a vehicle assembly is provided, including a platform 50, and a tooling plate 7 removably connected to the...
US-7,175,563 Planetary gearing for a dual clutch transmission
A multiple speed transmission includes first and second input clutches driveably connected to an input, and a gear system that includes four planetary gear...
US-7,175,555 Hybrid automotive powertrain with torsional vibration damper
A geared, power transmission mechanism for a hybrid electric vehicle wherein multiple power flow paths are established between an engine and vehicle traction...
US-7,175,226 Split glass window assembly for automobiles
A split glass rear side window assembly is separable along a generally horizontal longitudinally extending line into an upper glass member and a lower glass...
US-7,174,879 Vibration-based NVH control during idle operation of an automobile powertrain
A system and method of operating a vehicle powertrain that employs active control to reduce NVH, particularly during idle. The method includes selectively...
US-7,174,280 System and method for replacing parametrically described surface features with independent surface patches
A system and method for replacing a direct surface manipulation (DSM) surface with an independent NURBS surface patch of a geometric model. The method includes...
US-7,174,252 Method for reducing power consumption and emissions for an internal combustion engine having a variable event...
A method for controlling stopping and starting of an engine having a variable event valvetrain is described. According to the method engine valves may be used to...
US-7,172,831 Battery system for automotive vehicle
A battery system for an automotive vehicle includes a battery case having a number of battery cells housed within the case. Coolant passages extend about the...
US-7,171,929 Method to estimate variable valve performance degradation
A system comprising of an engine having a first group of cylinders and a second group of cylinders, a first variable valve system in said first group, a second...
US-7,171,394 Global paint process optimization
The present invention provides a method of optimizing a painting process for applying a paint layer on an article. The method comprises defining a functional...
US-7,171,301 Method and system for detecting an absolute pressure sensor malfunction
A method for detecting a malfunction in a manifold absolute pressure sensor used in an internal combustion engine. The method includes obtaining a plurality of...
US-7,168,420 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, comprising: inducting at least air and fuel vapors from a fuel...
US-7,168,239 Method and system for rapid heating of an emission control device
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-7,167,836 Method and system of restricted substance management and recycling
A method is provided of restricted substance management and recycling in a manufacturing environment. The method includes the steps of inputting restricted...
US-7,167,793 Engine position correction
A method for improving engine position sensing of an internal combustion engine is described. According to one aspect of the description, the determination of...
US-7,167,792 Method for stopping and starting an internal combustion engine having a variable event valvetrain
A method for controlling stopping and starting of an engine having a variable event valvetrain is described. According to the method engine valves may be used to...
US-7,167,791 Oxygen depletion sensing for a remote starting vehicle
Automotive vehicles are increasingly being equipped with remote starting devices. If the vehicle is within a space which is very well sealed, it is possible that...
US-7,166,060 Hill hold for a vehicle
A vehicle hill hold may be accomplished, for a vehicle having an automated clutch between the engine output and the transmission input, while protecting the...
US-7,165,644 Method and apparatus of controlling an automotive vehicle using brake-steer as a function of steering wheel torque
A method of controlling an automotive vehicle having a turning radius includes determining a hand wheel torque and applying brake-steer as a function of hand...
US-7,165,529 Method to control electromechanical valves in a DISI engine
A system and method are disclosed for operating an internal combustion engine in which the intake valves are electromechanical valves and the engine has direct...
US-7,165,520 Reducing engine emission on an engine with electromechanical valves
A system and method to control engine valve timing to improve the start of an internal combustion engine. Electromechanical valves are controlled in a manner to...
US-7,165,518 Adjusting valve lash for an engine with electrically actuated valves
A system and method for controlling electromechanical valves operating in an engine is presented. According to the method, armature levitation position may be...
US-7,165,476 Hose clamp tool
A tool for installing a hose clamp. The tool includes a tab, an engagement surface that engages the clamp, and a sensor. The sensor provides a signal indicative...
US-7,165,403 Series/parallel turbochargers and switchable high/low pressure EGR for internal combustion engines
Systems and methods for turbocharging an internal combustion engine include operating two turbochargers in a series configuration for a first operating region...
US-7,165,391 Method to reduce engine emissions for an engine capable of multi-stroke operation and having a catalyst
A method to control valves in a cylinder operating in a multi-stroke cylinder mode. Valves are controlled to improve engine emissions as operating conditions vary.
US-D535,594 Vehicle front bumper
US-D535,591 Automobile grille
US-D535,589 Vehicle grille
US-7,163,480 Powertrain for a hybrid vehicle with all-wheel drive capability and method for controlling wheel slip
A hybrid-electric powertrain for a vehicle having forward traction wheels and rearward traction wheels in an all-wheel drive configuration. An engine and an...
US-7,163,079 Adjustable steering lock
A steering system (10) for a vehicle includes at least one wheel (14) that pivots to define a steering angle (20), and a steering lock (12) that limits an input...
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