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US-D541,708 Vehicle bumper
US-D541,567 Headrail intercept clip
US-7,209,023 Ignition coil with separating wall
An ignition coil for an internal combustion engine minimizes the propagation of cracks in the encapsulate material surrounding the components of the ignition...
US-7,207,924 Vehicle trajectory control system
A method for controlling an engine coupled to a transmission is described. The method is suited for a transmission having at least one gear in which an...
US-D541,444 Vehicle rear lamp
US-D541,198 Vehicle hood
US-D541,194 Vehicle exterior
US-7,204,564 Vehicle trailer brake controller with wheel speed selection
A method of controlling a trailer brake system using a trailer brake controller positioned within a passenger vehicle is provided. The method includes obtaining...
US-7,204,517 Motor vehicle steering column arrangement
A bulkhead collar for using in conjunction with a bearing housing of a motor vehicle steering column including an upper column shaft and a lower column shaft...
US-7,204,230 Vehicle and method for controlling an engine
A vehicle and method for controlling an engine in a vehicle are provided. A temperature of a lubricating fluid in the engine is determined, as are first and...
US-7,204,227 System and method for reducing NOx emissions in an apparatus having a diesel engine
In a mechanical apparatus having a diesel engine including a combustion chamber, an intake valve for passing air into the combustion chamber, and an exhaust...
US-7,204,210 Reducing power consumption and noise of electrically actuated valves
A system and method for controlling electromechanical valves operating in an engine is presented. According to the method, armature levitation is strategically...
US-7,204,132 Method for determining valve degradation
A system and method for determining valve degradation is presented. According to the method, valve timing can be adjusted in a number of ways to improve the...
US-D540,963 Head lamp
US-D540,732 Vehicle wheel
US-D540,724 Rear bumper panel
US-D540,723 Vehicle front bumper
US-D540,720 Vehicle grille
US-7,203,578 Wheel torque estimation in a powertrain for a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for estimating traction wheel torque in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain that does not require a torque sensor. The method relies upon variables...
US-7,201,141 Apparatus for controlling throttle shaft deflection and friction in dual bore throttle bodies
A throttle body for an automobile includes a housing defining a plurality of bores separated by a central wall. A passageway is defined through the central wall....
US-7,201,140 Increased engine braking with adjustable valve timing
A system and method for operating at least an intake and exhaust valve in a cylinder with a piston of an engine in a vehicle are described. In one aspect, the...
US-7,201,118 Piston-cooling arrangement for an internal combustion engine
The invention relates to an internal combustion engine having a piston-cooling arrangement (1) which has at least one spray device (2, 27; 2, 39) which is...
US-D540,226 Rear bumper spoiler
US-D540,225 Rear bumper fascia
US-7,200,496 Method of predicting wear of a die surface
A method of predicting wear of a die surface. The method calculates a wear depth value based on a set of die characteristic values, a set of sheet material...
US-7,199,551 Method and system for controllably transferring energy from a high voltage bus to a low voltage bus in a hybrid...
A method and system for controllably transferring energy from a high voltage bus to a low voltage bus in a hybrid electric vehicle. A vehicle system controller...
US-7,199,334 Apparatus and method for heating and transferring a workpiece prior to forming
An apparatus and method for heating and transferring a workpiece to a forming press for superplastic forming. The apparatus includes a heater assembly, having...
US-7,199,078 Vehicle sulfur oxide trap and related method
An automobile exhaust system includes a catalytic converter and a modified NOx trap wit improved sulfur tolerance. Sulfur oxide has a deleterious effect on the...
US-7,198,588 System and method for controlling engine idle in a vehicle
A method for controlling engine idle in a vehicle having a motor connected to the engine through a power transfer unit is provide. Upon receiving a neutral...
US-7,198,586 Transmission having multiple ratio planetary gear unit in series with an auxiliary gear unit
A multiple ratio transmission having a planetary primary gear unit producing forward ratios and a reverse ratio, and a planetary auxiliary gear unit in series...
US-7,198,425 Steering shaft coupling for automotive vehicle
A steering shaft coupling for an automotive vehicle includes first and second shaft sections which are both serrated and which may be telescopically engaged. The...
US-7,198,294 Motor vehicles incorporating deployable roll bar assemblies
A roll bar assembly capable of punching through a rear window (12) on deployment comprises a deployable u-shaped roll bar (1) fitted with a pin (4) made of hard...
US-7,198,124 Vehicle and energy producing and storage system for a vehicle
An energy producing and storage system for a vehicle includes a compressed gas storage tank having a generally cylindrical outer wall and a generally cylindrical...
US-7,198,111 Automotive vehicle with fire suppression system
An automotive vehicle includes a vehicle body and at least one reservoir containing a fire suppressant agent. A distribution system receives the fire suppression...
US-7,197,970 Apparatus for trimming metal
An apparatus for trimming scrap from an aluminum sheet metal blank is provided. The apparatus includes a clamping base comprising a clamping base engagement...
US-7,197,920 Test apparatus for accelerated wheel and suspension component structural durability
A test apparatus for testing a wheel for a vehicle, including a wheel test spindle and a road simulation drum that is rotated by a motor is disclosed. The wheel...
US-7,197,866 Control approach for use with dual mode oxygen sensor
Electronic circuitry and control algorithms are described to automatically establish the output voltage of a linear exhaust gas oxygen sensor (e.g., a UEGO...
US-D539,946 Vehicle head lamp
US-D539,709 Automotive grille
US-D539,708 Automobile lower grille
US-D539,703 Automotive exterior
US-7,197,396 Collision mitigation system
The present invention is an automotive collision mitigation system comprising at least one sensor for sensing first and second detection zones. A controller,...
US-7,197,388 Roll stability control system for an automotive vehicle using an external environmental sensing system
A roll stability control system (18) for an automotive vehicle (10) includes an external environment sensing system, such as a camera-based vision system, or a...
US-7,197,383 System for limiting reactive torque in powertrains
A control system limits reactive torque in a powertrain that is generated when braking force is applied to traction wheels during a sudden stop or other sudden...
US-7,197,382 Method and system for determining engine state of a hybrid electric vehicle
A method and system of engine state determination includes a plurality of requestors each of which compares vehicle or environmental conditions to a requirement...
US-7,196,493 Closed loop control of battery power limits based on voltage
A controller and a control method for modifying battery discharge and charge power limits in a vehicle powertrain that includes an electric battery as a power...
US-7,196,305 Vehicle imaging processing system and method having obstructed image detection
An imaging system for a vehicle is provided. The system includes an image sensor generating a plurality of image frames, and a controller coupled to the image...
US-7,195,574 Continuously variable transmission for hybrid motor vehicles
Motor vehicle transmission, comprising an input shaft (27) adapted to be drivingly connected to an output shaft of an internal combustion engine, a variator in...
US-7,195,428 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-7,195,379 Anti-blinding system for a vehicle
An active light source operating system (10,11) for a vehicle (14) includes a light source (50) that generates an initial illumination beam (54). A selective...
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