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US-7,025,159 Cooling system for a vehicle battery
A cooling system for a battery in a vehicle does not use air from the vehicle passenger compartment, but rather, takes in ambient air from outside the vehicle....
US-7,025,039 System and method for controlling valve timing of an engine with cylinder deactivation
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-7,025,032 Priority oil system
The present invention comprises an oil system for supplying and controlling oil flow in an internal combustion engine having a variable camshaft timing (VCT)...
US-7,024,871 Strategy for minimizing noise perception in a vehicle
The present invention provides a method for masking noise in a motor vehicle that has a component that produces noise when operated. The method of the invention...
US-7,024,292 Active night vision control system
A vision system (10) for a vehicle (14) includes a light source (46) that generates an illumination beam (20). A receiver (92) generates an image signal in...
US-7,024,290 Active motor damping to mitigate electric vehicle driveline oscillations
A system and method for actively damping driveline oscillations in a motor vehicle having a traction motor to drive a vehicle's drive wheels and an antilock...
US-7,023,358 Method and an assembly for determining the existence and the size of a gap
A method and an assembly 10 for identifying the existence and the size of a gap. Particularly, the assembly 10, in one embodiment, includes a member 50, which...
US-7,023,216 Indicator for use in vehicles having an energy storage device
An indicator to indicate an amount of power available from an energy storage device. The indicator normalizes raw power values to values which are understood by...
US-7,021,409 Control system for a hybrid electric vehicle to anticipate the need for a mode change
A parallel hybrid electric vehicle method and system including an internal combustion engine (ICE), an electric traction motor/generator, and a controller. A...
US-7,021,289 Reducing engine emissions 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-7,021,255 Initialization of electromechanical valve actuator in an internal combustion engine
A method for initializing valves of an engine having a starting apparatus is disclosed. The engine may have electromechanically actuated cylinder valves. The...
US-7,021,049 Vehicle sulfur oxide trap and related method
An automobile exhaust system includes a catalytic converter, a NOx trap, and a sulfur oxide trap. The sulfur oxide trap improves the efficiency of the NOx trap....
US-7,021,046 Engine system and method for efficient emission control device purging
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-D518,610 Dust collector
US-7,020,596 Forming contoured torque converter parts with slots
A method for forming complex contoured torque converter components with slots. A two dimensional blank is developed that will allow for the piercing of slots...
US-7,020,580 Method and system to facilitate reporting results of a defect inspection
An invention to facilitate reporting results of a defect inspection. The defect inspection can relate to paint defects, structural defects, dimensional defects,...
US-7,018,004 System and method for brake pre-charging
A system and method for brake pre-charging includes pre-filling brakes, based on proximity information from a forward-looking sensor, to reduce the initial...
US-7,017,980 Vehicle load floor
A load floor (14) for attachment to a rear portion (18) of a vehicle floorpan (20). The load floor (14) includes a one-piece body (42) that has a panel portion...
US-7,017,539 Engine breathing in an engine with mechanical and electromechanical valves
A system to control valves of an internal combustion engine. Electromechanical valves are controlled in a manner to reduce hydrocarbon emissions of an internal...
US-7,017,360 Control method for a vehicle having an engine and an accessory device
A method for controlling cycling of an air conditioning compressor coupled to an internal combustion engine interrupts normal cycling based on operation...
US-7,017,340 Hydrokinetic torque converter for an automatic vehicle transmission
A hydrokinetic torque converter assembly for use with a geared transmission in a vehicle powertrain. The transmission includes a gear pump with a pump driving...
US-7,017,338 Diesel particulate filter pressure monitor
A low cost particulate filter pressure monitoring system and method are presented. The differential pressure across the filter is estimated based on an...
US-D517,965 Vehicle wheel lip molding
US-7,016,858 Integrated supplier secondary characteristic reporting method
Within a method for monitoring for a business a secondary characteristic of a supplier which supplies the business, there is first provided a reporting database...
US-7,016,776 Magnetic powder torque transfer clutch for controlling slip across a differential mechanism
A control for a differential including magnetic powder torque transfer clutch for controlling slip across the differential mechanism. The clutch includes a first...
US-7,016,774 System for scheduling the servicing of equipment
A computerized, Internet-based method and system for scheduling the servicing a set of items of equipment such as a fleet of motor vehicles each requiring the...
US-7,014,934 Tubular flat plate fuel cells and method of making the same
A solid oxide fuel cell employs an array of tubular flat plates that are sealed only at their extremities using compliant seals. The seals may be formed of talc...
US-7,014,592 System and method for controlling an automatic transmission in a vehicle
A method for controlling an automatic transmission in a vehicle is provided. The method selectively provides automatic engine braking for the vehicle. When it is...
US-7,014,001 High-voltage energy regulated conversion circuit
A high-voltage energy regulated conversion circuit (HVERCC) (12) for coupling to a vehicle bus (24) includes a battery bus (28) and a heater bus (29). A...
US-D517,449 Pick up truck
US-7,013,213 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-7,012,551 Method of anti-blinding for active night vision system
A night vision system for a vehicle includes a first light source for illuminating a region proximate the vehicle, the light source generating a first night...
US-7,011,361 Automotive vehicle body having tailor welded blanks
An automotive vehicle body includes a floor structure, a roof structure and a door opening panel welded to the floor and roof structure. The door opening panel...
US-7,011,239 Telescoping roof basket assembly for a vehicle
A telescoping roof basket assembly (10) for attachment to a roof (12) of a vehicle (14) is provided. The basket assembly (10) includes a pair of rails (18)...
US-7,011,075 Engine shut-down for engine having adjustable valve timing
A method for discontinuing combustion in a cylinder of an internal combustion engine having an intake manifold and an emission control device coupled downstream...
US-7,010,844 Method for assembling components using split seal
A method for assembling components that are sealed hydraulically or pneumatically includes forming an outer component having an inner surface, a groove for...
US-7,010,409 Reference signal generator for an integrated sensing system
A vehicle control system includes a sensor cluster within a housing generating a plurality of signals including a roll rate signal, a pitch rate signal, a yaw...
US-7,010,407 One-way orifice for controlling a supply flow rate and permitting rapid reverse flow
In a hydraulic system for controlling the rate at which fluid flows to an oncoming clutch and for quickly disengaging the clutch, a source of pressurized fluid,...
US-7,009,500 Method for operating a pre-crash sensing system in a vehicle having a countermeasure system using stereo cameras
A pre-crash sensing system is coupled to a countermeasure system that has at least a first countermeasure and a second countermeasure. The pre-crash sensing...
US-7,007,509 Method of making glass compositions for ceramic electrolyte electrochemical conversion assemblies and...
A method of making a glass composition consisting essentially by mol percent of about 55<SiO.sub.2<75; 5<BaO<30; and 2<MgO<22 for use as a...
US-7,007,461 System and method for controlling catalyst storage capacity
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-7,007,458 Vehicle having an emission control device diagnostic computer
A computer controlled diagnostic system is described that monitors catalyst activity of an upstream catalyst using a sensor located downstream of a downstream...
US-7,007,368 Hem construction for vehicular closure structure
A hem joint for a vehicular closure structure assembled from stamped sheet metal includes an inner panel having circular raised anchor pins formed integrally...
US-D516,481 Vehicle wheel lip molding
US-D516,477 Front surface configuration of an automotive steering wheel
US-7,006,878 Computer-implemented method for analyzing a problem statement based on an integration of Six Sigma, Lean...
A computer-implemented method for analyzing problem statements. The method includes focusing the problem statement into an operation definition and then...
US-7,003,944 Computing device to generate even heating in exhaust system
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-D515,973 Automotive exterior
US-7,003,389 System and method for characterizing vehicle body to road angle for vehicle roll stability control
A control system (18) for an automotive vehicle (10) having a safety system includes a controller (26) determining a first body to road angle; determining a...
US-7,002,762 Method for intersymbol interference removal in data recovery
In recovering data originally written on a carrier of magnetic media after a catastrophic failure, data may be read without prior knowledge of the write channel...
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