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US-7,093,576 System and method to prime an electronic returnless fuel system during an engine start
A method for priming a fuel injected internal combustion engine with a returnless fuel system having a check valve and initiating a fuel pump with a command...
US-7,093,568 Control of autoignition timing in a HCCI engine
Method and system embody a valve timing strategy to control the autoignition timing of a four stroke internal combustion engine (10) operated in an HCCI mode at...
US-7,093,538 Wooden debris compressor
A wooden debris compressor includes a storing tank, and a poking device under the storing tank provided with plural poking rods fixed spaced apart in a definite...
US-7,093,427 Exhaust gas aftertreatment systems
A method is presented for estimating an amount of ammonia stored in a urea-based SCR catalyst based on a dynamic model of the catalyst. The model takes into...
US-D527,138 Automobile headlight lens
US-7,092,854 Computer-implemented method and system for designing a workcell layout
Preferred embodiments include receiving input defining dimensions for a workcell and a size and location for one or more objects within the workcell, receiving...
US-7,092,808 Integrated sensing system for an automotive system
An integrated sensing system for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of sensors sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle. The sensors include a...
US-7,092,804 Method and apparatus for providing refill or bleed alerts in a tire pressure monitoring system
A tire pressure monitoring system for a vehicle has bleed and refill pressure thresholds in addition to high and low pressure thresholds. If a tire pressure...
US-7,091,839 Indicator for a hybrid electric vehicle
An indicator for use with an electric vehicle having an engine and an electric traction motor. The indicator includes a tachometer gauge for displaying engine...
US-7,090,510 Audio input jack assembly in a vehicle
A system for providing an auxiliary audio input for a vehicular entertainment sound system (VESS) (42) includes a portable electronic audio device (48) for...
US-7,090,448 Tool holder assembly
A tool holder assembly for a cutting tool. The tool holder assembly includes a tool holder, a locating member, and a spring. The spring is configured to bias the...
US-7,090,285 Automotive door assembly
A door assembly is provided having an ergonomic egress handle. The egress handle includes a door release lever that is pivotally connected to an automotive...
US-7,090,276 Grab handle for use with supplemental tailgate on pick-up trucks
A pivotable grab handle device is movable between a stowed position, which is positioned within a mating cavity formed in the main tailgate structure, and a...
US-7,090,273 Seal apparatus for an improved front-end to body-side joint of a vehicle
One embodiment of the present invention is a seal apparatus (16) for an improved front-end to body-side joint (10) of a vehicle. The seal apparatus (16) includes...
US-7,090,061 Snap ring
A snap ring having improved retention characteristics is configured for use inside a cylindrical cavity. The cavity includes a retention device having a...
US-7,089,912 Method, an arrangement, and a computer readable storage device for controlling homogeneous charge compression...
The invention relates to a method for operating an internal combustion engine operable in compression ignition mode, said engine comprising a fuel supply means,...
US-7,089,826 Automatic tool attachment apparatus
An apparatus for automatically coupling a tool to a manipulator having a spindle. The apparatus includes a first adapter and a second adapter. The first adapter...
US-7,089,626 Adjustable door hinge
An adjustable hinge assembly for a vehicle door in which a body-mounting plate has a spherical convex surface in moveable contact with a corresponding spherical...
US-7,089,102 Coasting downshift control for automatic transmissions
An automatic transmission ratio shift control system and method for a powertrain having an engine and multiple-ratio gearing controlled by friction elements...
US-7,087,619 Method for the treatment of urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence is alleviated in a mammal by administering to the mammal a urinary incontinence alleviating amount of dextromethorphan, dextrorphan, their...
US-7,086,989 Control method for shifting a powershift transmission
In a transmission during a shifting process while torque is transferred from a power-outputting clutch, which is initially in the adhered state, to a...
US-7,086,987 Multiple speed transmission producing a low-range
A multiple speed transmission for an automotive vehicle includes an input and an output, a planetary gear system comprising first, second and third planetary...
US-7,086,977 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-7,086,838 Fuel system with a field modification module for controlling fuel flow
The present invention provides a system for controlling speed of the fuel pump. The system includes a fuel pump, a controller, and a field modification module....
US-7,086,801 Couling arrangement
A coupling arrangement for enabling fixing of a body structure member and a structure member. The coupling arrangement includes, at least two threaded tubes...
US-7,086,498 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-7,086,493 Fuel system comprising vehicle impact shutoff
A fuel delivery system includes a fuel control module for regulating a fuel pump within a fuel tank independent of the engine control module. The fuel control...
US-7,086,386 Engine system and method accounting for engine misfire
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-7,086,268 Apparatus and method for removing and cooling a part from a forming tool
An apparatus and method for removing a part from a forming tool and supporting the part. The apparatus includes a support member having a surface contoured to...
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....
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