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US-7,175,563 Planetary gearing for a dual clutch transmission
A multiple speed transmission includes first and second input clutches driveably connected to an input, and a gear system that includes four planetary gear...
US-7,175,555 Hybrid automotive powertrain with torsional vibration damper
A geared, power transmission mechanism for a hybrid electric vehicle wherein multiple power flow paths are established between an engine and vehicle traction...
US-7,175,226 Split glass window assembly for automobiles
A split glass rear side window assembly is separable along a generally horizontal longitudinally extending line into an upper glass member and a lower glass...
US-7,174,879 Vibration-based NVH control during idle operation of an automobile powertrain
A system and method of operating a vehicle powertrain that employs active control to reduce NVH, particularly during idle. The method includes selectively...
US-7,174,280 System and method for replacing parametrically described surface features with independent surface patches
A system and method for replacing a direct surface manipulation (DSM) surface with an independent NURBS surface patch of a geometric model. The method includes...
US-7,174,252 Method for reducing power consumption and emissions for an internal combustion engine having a variable event...
A method for controlling stopping and starting of an engine having a variable event valvetrain is described. According to the method engine valves may be used to...
US-7,172,831 Battery system for automotive vehicle
A battery system for an automotive vehicle includes a battery case having a number of battery cells housed within the case. Coolant passages extend about the...
US-7,171,929 Method to estimate variable valve performance degradation
A system comprising of an engine having a first group of cylinders and a second group of cylinders, a first variable valve system in said first group, a second...
US-7,171,394 Global paint process optimization
The present invention provides a method of optimizing a painting process for applying a paint layer on an article. The method comprises defining a functional...
US-7,171,301 Method and system for detecting an absolute pressure sensor malfunction
A method for detecting a malfunction in a manifold absolute pressure sensor used in an internal combustion engine. The method includes obtaining a plurality of...
US-7,168,420 System and method for engine operation with spark assisted compression ignition
A method of operating an internal combustion engine having a combustion chamber with a piston, comprising: inducting at least air and fuel vapors from a fuel...
US-7,168,239 Method and system for rapid heating 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-7,167,836 Method and system of restricted substance management and recycling
A method is provided of restricted substance management and recycling in a manufacturing environment. The method includes the steps of inputting restricted...
US-7,167,793 Engine position correction
A method for improving engine position sensing of an internal combustion engine is described. According to one aspect of the description, the determination of...
US-7,167,792 Method for stopping and starting an internal combustion engine having a variable event valvetrain
A method for controlling stopping and starting of an engine having a variable event valvetrain is described. According to the method engine valves may be used to...
US-7,167,791 Oxygen depletion sensing for a remote starting vehicle
Automotive vehicles are increasingly being equipped with remote starting devices. If the vehicle is within a space which is very well sealed, it is possible that...
US-7,166,060 Hill hold for a vehicle
A vehicle hill hold may be accomplished, for a vehicle having an automated clutch between the engine output and the transmission input, while protecting the...
US-7,165,644 Method and apparatus of controlling an automotive vehicle using brake-steer as a function of steering wheel torque
A method of controlling an automotive vehicle having a turning radius includes determining a hand wheel torque and applying brake-steer as a function of hand...
US-7,165,529 Method to control electromechanical valves in a DISI engine
A system and method are disclosed for operating an internal combustion engine in which the intake valves are electromechanical valves and the engine has direct...
US-7,165,520 Reducing engine emission 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-7,165,518 Adjusting valve lash for an engine with electrically actuated valves
A system and method for controlling electromechanical valves operating in an engine is presented. According to the method, armature levitation position may be...
US-7,165,476 Hose clamp tool
A tool for installing a hose clamp. The tool includes a tab, an engagement surface that engages the clamp, and a sensor. The sensor provides a signal indicative...
US-7,165,403 Series/parallel turbochargers and switchable high/low pressure EGR for internal combustion engines
Systems and methods for turbocharging an internal combustion engine include operating two turbochargers in a series configuration for a first operating region...
US-7,165,391 Method to reduce engine emissions for an engine capable of multi-stroke operation and having a catalyst
A method to control valves in a cylinder operating in a multi-stroke cylinder mode. Valves are controlled to improve engine emissions as operating conditions vary.
US-D535,594 Vehicle front bumper
US-D535,591 Automobile grille
US-D535,589 Vehicle grille
US-7,163,480 Powertrain for a hybrid vehicle with all-wheel drive capability and method for controlling wheel slip
A hybrid-electric powertrain for a vehicle having forward traction wheels and rearward traction wheels in an all-wheel drive configuration. An engine and an...
US-7,163,079 Adjustable steering lock
A steering system (10) for a vehicle includes at least one wheel (14) that pivots to define a steering angle (20), and a steering lock (12) that limits an input...
US-7,163,002 Fuel injection system and method
A method for adjusting fuel injection, the method comprising during an engine start from a non-warmed-up condition, identifying a fuel quality of fuel supplied...
US-7,162,799 Method for manufacturing an item
A method for notifying installers 14 22 of the existence, type, and location of a portion 26 of an item within an assembly line 10. The notification allows the...
US-D535,223 Vehicle grille
US-D535,221 Vehicle grille
US-D535,180 Insert stud for molded plastic components
US-7,162,346 Vehicle control method and apparatus
A vehicle mode controller, a driving mode collecting means, and a plurality of subsystem controllers including an engine management system, a transmission...
US-7,162,343 Intelligent vehicle rollover detection methods and systems
Intelligent vehicle rollover detection systems and methods are claimed and described. An embodiment may comprise various data sensors to sense various signals...
US-7,161,472 Blind-spot warning system for an automotive vehicle
A host vehicle system includes a blind-spot warning system providing an indication to the host vehicle a target vehicle entering a blind-spot. The system...
US-7,160,223 Method for inhibiting engine stalling in a hybrid vehicle
A method for inhibiting stalling of an engine of a hybrid electric vehicle. The method includes determining whether the engine is running, determining whether a...
US-7,160,067 Tool holder assembly
A tool holder assembly having a cutting tool, a tool holder, and a sealing portion. The sealing portion is configured to inhibit fluid leakage between the...
US-7,159,928 Vehicle door insert
A door for use in a vehicle and including an interior panel portion having an outer boundary facing toward an interior portion of the vehicle and including an...
US-7,159,578 Fuel delivery module assembly
A fuel delivery module assembly for a vehicle which includes a fuel delivery module for supplying fuel from a fuel tank, a flange for attachment to a fuel tank...
US-7,159,568 System and method for engine starting
A system for an engine of a vehicle, comprising of a cylinder of the engine, a first injector configured to inject a first fuel to said cylinder, a second...
US-7,159,561 Internal combustion engine quick-stop
A system and method for stopping an internal combustion engine. According to one aspect of the disclosure, a shutdown sequence of the engine includes retarding...
US-7,159,387 Emission control device
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-D535,045 Vehicle headlight lens
US-7,158,923 Method of integrating product information management with vehicle design
A method of integrating product information management with vehicle design includes the steps of selecting a vehicle program requirement from a library stored in...
US-7,158,870 Post collision restraints control module
A restraints control module (RCM) for a vehicle is provided including a memory device. The memory device stores a deployment time of a deployment event. A...
US-7,158,051 Lane changing assist system for an automotive vehicle
A host vehicle system includes a lane change system providing an indication to the host vehicle a target vehicle entering a destination lane. The system includes...
US-7,158,016 Crash notification system for an automotive vehicle
A crash notification system (12) for an automotive vehicle (10) is used to communicate with a communication network (22) and ultimately to a response center...
US-7,158,015 Vision-based method and system for automotive parking aid, reversing aid, and pre-collision sensing application
A vision-based object detection decision-making system (10) for a vehicle (12) includes multiple vision sensing systems (14) that have vision receivers (20) and...
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