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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...
US-7,195,309 Bodyside with integral wheelhouse structure for automotive vehicle
A bodyside for an automotive vehicle includes a folded structure having a generally horizontal floor portion and a generally vertical side portion which is...
US-7,195,308 Pillar structure for passenger vehicle
A passenger vehicle is disclosed having a vehicle body with a first pillar extending upward from a lateral side of the body. A side member extends along the body...
US-7,195,092 Occupant restraint system incorporating rotatable seat back
An occupant restraint system (11) for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a rollover sensor (30) that generates a rollover signal. A seat (12) having a seat base...
US-7,195,009 Detection of a humidity sensor failure in an internal combustion engine
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-7,195,001 Fuel injector activity verification
An engine system comprising of at least one fuel injector sensor coupled to at least one fuel injector of a first group of cylinders; at least one fuel injector...
US-7,194,996 Internal combustion engine and method for auto-ignition operation of said engine
The invention relates to an internal combustion engine that can be operated in compression ignition mode, the engine comprising a fuel injector for each...
US-7,194,993 Starting an engine with valves that may be deactivated
A system and method to control engine valve timing to during the start of an internal combustion engine. Valves that may be deactivated are controlled in a...
US-7,194,854 Method for improved performance of a vehicle having an internal combustion engine
An engine control system for managing lean operation of an internal combustion engine coupled to a lean NOx trap uses an indication of vehicle activity. A target...
US-D539,448 Vehicle taillamp
US-D539,194 Automobile grille
US-7,194,436 Method and system for internet based financial auto credit application
A method and system are provided which enables automotive dealers to use a standard PC and Internet-type browser software package to enter credit/loan...
US-7,194,398 Method and apparatus for designing and developing a vehicular damper
An assembly 10 which allows a vehicular damper to be virtually created and evaluated. Particularly, the assembly 10 includes a torque producer 31, a frequency...
US-7,194,351 System and method for determining a wheel departure angle for a rollover control system
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle includes roll rate sensor (34) generating a roll rate signal, a lateral acceleration sensor (32)...
US-7,194,344 System and method to control a switchable powertrain mount
A strategy controls alternate anti-vibration modes in a switchable powertrain mount using vehicle operational status sensors and pre-selected thresholds. The...
US-7,192,257 Jet pump for boosting pressure at an inlet supplied from a sump and second fluid source
The automatic transmission for motor vehicles includes a positive displacement pump, a sump hydraulically connected by a passage to the pump inlet, a line...
US-7,192,005 Control method and controller for a solenoid-operated electrohydraulic control valve
A method and system for controlling a solenoid-operated pressure regulator valve to achieve high compliance with respect to a commanded current in accordance...
US-7,191,756 System and method for controling crankshaft position during engine shutdown using cylinder pressure
Systems and methods for controlling stopping position of a crankshaft during shutdown of a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine influence cylinder...
US-7,191,747 Method for starting an internal combustion engine
The description relates to a method for starting a direct-injection internal combustion engine equipped with an engine management system and having n cylinders,...
US-7,191,739 Integral coolant reservoir and air cleaner for automotive vehicle
In integral utility assembly for an automotive vehicle includes a coolant reservoir and an air cleaner. A mounting bracket for attaching the assembly to an...
US-7,191,641 Rotary position sensing assembly for internal combustion engine
A rotary position sensing assembly for an internal combustion engine includes a mounting socket rigidly attached to a structural support of a rotating component...
US-D538,737 Center console
US-7,191,104 Method of real-time collision detection between solid geometric models
A system and method of real-time collision detection between solid geometric objects is provided. The system includes a computer system, a computer-generated...
US-7,189,275 Permeable composition, controlled release product and methods for the production thereof
A permeable composition, a controlled release product, and methods for producing the permeable composition and controlled release product. The permeable...
US-7,189,272 Movable spray painting stand
A movable spray-painting stand includes a worktable provided with four casters and having a wind-exhausting device and a filtering device assembled thereon. The...
US-7,188,890 Energy-absorbing device with a reduced initial peak load
An energy-absorbing device (34) with a reduced initial peak load (50) for enhancing the management of crash energy in an end structure (30') for a vehicle (30)....
US-7,188,883 Collapsible seat assembly
A multi-positional collapsible seat assembly for a motor vehicle is disclosed. The seat assembly includes a seat bottom having a load surface provided on an...
US-7,188,517 System and method for detection of degradation of vacuum brake booster sensor
Systems and methods for detecting degradation of a sensor in a vacuum brake booster coupled to a manifold of an internal combustion engine include measuring an...
US-7,188,514 Method for providing an oil change indication to an operator of an internal combustion engine
A method for providing an oil change indication to an operator of an internal combustion engine having an exhaust-after-treatment system requiring regeneration,...
US-D538,208 Vehicle lower bumper
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