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US-7,111,450 Method for controlling the temperature 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-7,111,420 Snap-in license plate bracket for automotive vehicle
A license plate bracket for an automotive vehicle includes a generally planar body having self-locking axially engageable retention structures extending from a...
US-7,110,904 Control strategy for an internal combustion engine in a hybrid vehicle
A system and method is disclosed for operating an internal combustion engine disposed in a hybrid vehicle, in which engine operation is selected to provide...
US-7,110,870 System and method for detecting roll rate sensor fault
A control system for an automotive vehicle having a vehicle body includes a sensor cluster having a housing oriented within the vehicle body. A roll rate sensor...
US-7,109,856 Wheel lifted and grounded identification for an automotive vehicle
A control system (18) for an automotive vehicle (10) has a first roll condition detector (64A), a second roll condition detector (64B), a third roll condition...
US-7,107,969 Twist-lock fuel injector assembly
A fuel system and associated method include a fuel injector and associated injector cup having an integral device that provides rotational orientation while...
US-7,107,965 Controlling spark of an engine with adjustable intake valve timing
A system and method to control spark timing of an engine wherein the injection timing of the engine is varied relative to a crankshaft position depending on...
US-7,107,956 Vehicle and method for controlling engine start in a vehicle
A vehicle and method are provided that control engine start in the vehicle. The vehicle includes an electric machine operable to provide a starting torque to the...
US-7,107,947 Multi-stroke cylinder operation in an internal combustion engine
A method to control valves during multi-stroke cylinder operation. Valves are controlled to improve emissions and engine torque resolution.
US-7,107,946 Electromechanically actuated valve control for an internal combustion engine
A method is presented to control engine valve selection of an internal combustion engine. Electromechanical valves are selected in a manner to reduce fuel...
US-7,107,866 Single clutch layshaft transmission
A transmission includes an input, a first layshaft, a second layshaft, a first power path for transmitting power between the input and first layshaft and...
US-7,107,135 Auxiliary gearset shift progression command generator for a swap-shift automatic transmission
A target command generator for use in a control system for an automatic transmission having a simple planetary gearset in series with a multiple-ratio gearset,...
US-7,104,617 Independent braking and controllability control method and system for a vehicle with regenerative braking
A strategy is provided using feedback control algorithms to monitor and dynamically modify front and rear braking torque to maintain controllability in a vehicle...
US-7,104,380 Dual area piston for transmission clutch and sequential control therefor
A system for actuating a clutch that alternately driveably connects and disconnects components, includes a clutch having a piston that includes a first apply...
US-7,104,250 Injection spray pattern for direct injection spark ignition engines
A system and method for controlling combustion in a direct injection spark ignition internal combustion engine inject fuel directly into a combustion chamber...
US-7,104,243 Reducing acoustic noise of an engine having electromechanical valves
A system and method for controlling randomly operable valves in an engine is presented. According to the method, valve lift is used to create a Helmholtz...
US-7,104,235 Starting a camless engine from rest
A method and system to start an internal combustion engine from rest is disclosed. The engine has intake and exhaust valves in each cylinder in which actuation...
US-7,104,228 Engine with variable cam timing and control advantageously using humidity sensor
A system and method for utilizing a humidity sensor with an internal combustion engine of a vehicle is described. Specifically, information from the humidity...
US-7,104,045 System and method for removing hydrogen sulfide from an emissions stream
In an apparatus having a combustion engine and an emissions system including a catalytic converter and a metal oxide catalyst disposed downstream of the...
US-7,104,044 Method for reducing the exhaust emissions from an engine system
The invention relates to a method for reducing the exhaust emissions during the cold start of an internal combustion engine (3). According to the method, a...
US-D528,237 Light stick
US-D528,061 Automotive wheel
US-7,103,561 Method of profiling new vehicles and improvements
A method of developing product characteristics for a new automotive vehicle comprising the steps of: generating a plurality of vehicle attributes including usage...
US-7,100,756 Overrunning clutch
A one-way clutch includes a first race having a plurality of pockets, each pocket defining a pivot center, a second race including a plurality of notches, a...
US-7,100,723 Multiple pressure mode operation for hydraulic hybrid vehicle powertrain
A system for a hydraulically driven vehicle includes a pump producing fluid flow at an outlet, pump-motors having variable flow rates for driving the wheels, a...
US-7,100,434 Devices and methods for simulating tire non-uniformity forces for vehicle vibration sensitivity measurements...
The many embodiments of the present invention comprise a device to simulate first order and higher-order tire non-uniformity forces. Some embodiments may...
US-7,100,362 Vehicle and method for operating a vehicle to reduce exhaust emissions
A method for operating a vehicle to reduce exhaust emissions is provided. The vehicle includes an engine, a motor, a battery for operating the motor, and a...
US-D527,697 Vehicle tailgate
US-7,099,842 Electronic commerce credit origination method and system
A credit origination system and method are provided. The inventive method includes the step (22) of receiving an application for credit from a customer to...
US-7,097,885 Method of manufacturing electromagnetic devices using kinetic spray
A method of manufacturing electric machines comprised of geometrically patterned arrays of permanent magnets, soft magnetic materials, and electrical conductors...
US-7,096,683 Vehicle cooling system
An integrated cooling system having two separate evaporator coils is provided. Each evaporator coil has its own shutoff, thereby allowing for individual control...
US-7,096,103 System and method for operating a rollover control system during an elevated condition
A method of controlling a safety system 38 of a vehicle 10 include determining a roll rate, determining a first control pressure in response to roll rate,...
US-7,094,299 Method for robotically applying large volumes of structural foam within automotive applications
An innovative robotic foam application process that integrates system communications, non-contact vehicle insertion point locations, and applications controls to...
US-7,093,912 Control of regenerative braking during a yaw stability control event
The present invention is a method and system to control regenerative braking during the operation of a yaw stability control system. The method and system use...
US-7,093,870 Transformable vehicle
A vehicle includes a transformable vehicle body having a first body configuration and a second body configuration. The first body configuration resembles a...
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...
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