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US-D533,817 Vehicle front bumper
US-D533,816 Automobile upper front bumper
US-7,147,416 Cargo restraint straps for automobiles
A flexible cargo restraining straps mounted on the sidewalls of the rear cargo area of an automotive vehicle to receive and restrain small cargo items from...
US-7,147,411 Gundrill
A method of forming deep holes and a gundrill therefore is disclosed. The gundrill has an elongate tubular shank and a cutting tip, each provided with a tubular...
US-7,147,239 Wheel creep control of hydraulic hybrid vehicle using regenerative braking
A system according to this invention opposes creep in a hydraulic hybrid motor vehicle. An accumulator contains fluid at high pressure, and a reservoir contains...
US-7,147,078 Charging a fluid accumulator while operating a hybrid vehicle powertrain including an engine and a pump/motor
A system for replenishing a source of pressurized fluid for use in driving the wheels of a motor vehicle includes an accumulator containing fluid at relatively...
US-7,146,960 Engine shut down using fluid pump to control crankshaft stopping position
Systems and methods for controlling stopping position of a crankshaft during shutdown of an internal combustion engine control a fluid pressure to control a...
US-7,146,799 Computer controlled engine air-fuel ratio adjustment
A microprocessor-based controller is provided for generated heat in at various locations in an exhaust system of an engine by changing the heat generation...
US-D533,694 Dust collector
US-D533,485 Vehicle grille
US-D533,484 Automobile grille
US-D533,483 Automobile grille
US-7,146,266 Controlling a hydraulic hybrid vehicle powertrain having an internal combustion engine and a hydraulic pump/motor
A motor vehicle powertrain system according to this invention controls the magnitudes of torque produced by multiple power sources that drive the vehicle wheels....
US-7,146,261 Vehicle control system for exiting ruts
A vehicle control system adapted to facilitate exiting of ruts includes an active steering system having a steerable wheel defining a steering angle. The active...
US-7,145,783 Apparatus reducing radiated emission from electronic modules
The present invention provides an electronic module assembly with reduced EMI noise emission. The electronic module assembly of the invention includes an...
US-7,144,064 Vehicle body having a forward facing rear door
A forward facing rear door assembly for a motor vehicle includes a forward facing rear door having a forward end and a rear end. The forward facing rear door...
US-7,144,042 Seat belt device
A device for use together with a seat belt (3) of a seat in a vehicle (6), comprising a sensor (2) for measuring tension in the seat belt and a member (4) for...
US-7,143,864 Yaw control for an automotive vehicle using steering actuators
A stability control system (24) for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of sensors sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle. The sensors include a...
US-7,143,851 Method for controlling a wheel drive system of a hybrid vehicle
A method for operating a hybrid vehicle when starting a power source. The method includes initiating a start sequence that includes driving the power source at a...
US-7,143,727 Exhaust reductant generation in a direct injection engine with cylinder deactivation
A method for operating an internal combustion engine having at least a first and second cylinder, comprising during at least one operating condition, operating...
US-7,143,574 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-D533,119 Vehicle grille
US-7,142,100 Wheel position indicator
A wheel position indication system for a vehicle comprising a steerable wheel, a wheel position indicator and a controller. The wheel position indicator has an...
US-7,141,963 Handheld switch measurement system
A switch measurement system is disclosed for measuring characteristics of a switch while the switch is mounted to a product adjacent a product surface. The...
US-7,140,619 Roll over stability control for an automotive vehicle having an active suspension
A stability control system (24) for an automotive vehicle as includes a plurality of sensors (28 37) sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle to determine...
US-7,140,415 Method and apparatus for direct pour casting
A direct pour metal casting process and casting mold having a direct pour passage. The casting mold is filled from a bottom pour ladle that dispenses molten...
US-7,140,355 Valve control to reduce modal frequencies that may cause vibration
A method to reduce chassis vibration in an engine with valves that may be deactivated. Valves are controlled to avoid exciting modal frequencies of mechanical...
US-7,140,354 Compressed gaseous fuel system for internal combustion engine
A compressed gaseous fuel system for an internal combustion engine includes an electronic engine controller, a common fuel rail, fuel injectors operatively...
US-7,140,252 Structurally tuned vibration based component checking system and method
A structurally tuned, vibration-based component checking system for detecting anomalies in a component of an assembly prior to the component being installed in...
US-D532,912 Vehicle headlight lens
US-D532,728 Vehicle hood
US-D532,727 Vehicle grille
US-D532,724 Vehicle grille
US-D532,723 Vehicle grille
US-7,138,938 System and method for preemptively sensing an object and selectively operating both a collision countermeasure...
A system and method for preemptively sensing an object in the potential drive path of an automotive vehicle and selectively operating both a collision...
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
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