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US-6,983,724 Starting a compression ignition free piston internal combustion engine having multiple cylinders
A method for starting a free piston, internal combustion engine includes supplying an air charge to a space in a combustion cylinder, and reciprocating the...
US-6,983,633 Apparatus for roll hemming with zero angle deflection
A hemming tool providing a plurality of rollers for forming a hem flange. The rollers are disposed on an end effector that includes a pair of links that connect...
US-6,983,589 Diesel aftertreatment systems
A method for accurately diagnosing deterioration in an emission control system for a lean burn internal combustion engine is presented. The emission control...
US-6,982,636 Method and system for mitigating false alarms in a tire pressure monitoring system for an automotive vehicle
A pressure monitoring system (12) for a tire (14a) of an automotive vehicle includes a first pressure sensor (94) coupled to the wheel, a pressure transmitter...
US-6,982,626 System and method for activation of remote features from an automotive vehicle
A system (12) for activating a remotely controlled device (14) from an automotive vehicle (10) includes a key pad (24) that generates a first coded signal. A...
US-6,981,432 Hose clamp tool
A hose clamp installation tool and a method for installing a hose assembly. A first rod engages the clamp and releases the clamp from an open position to a...
US-6,981,368 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-6,980,963 Online system and method of status inquiry and tracking related to orders for consumer product having specific...
An online system and method of inquiring and tracking the status of an online order for a product are provided. The system includes a consumer status query...
US-6,980,939 Method and system for optimizing the design of a mechanical system
The method and system of the present invention allow a designer of a mechanical system to quickly and easily determine the optimal design for the system. The...
US-6,978,854 Hybrid electric vehicle powertrain with an alternate operating mode without a high voltage system
A hybrid electric powertrain and control method for an automotive vehicle having mechanical and electro-mechanical power flow paths from an engine to a power...
US-6,978,764 Control method for a vehicle having an engine
A method for controlling an engine having at least one cylinder is provided. The engine includes an intake manifold and an outlet control device for controlling...
US-6,978,761 Cylinder event based spark
A method to deliver spark during a start for an internal combustion engine is described. The method provides individual cylinder spark angle control based on the...
US-6,978,745 System for controlling electromechanical valves in an engine
A system for electronically actuating valves in an engine. The system includes first and second voltage sources, and a plurality of valve actuator subsystems...
US-6,978,204 Engine system and method 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-6,976,456 Connecting rod
An adjustable connecting rod system includes a reliable, rapidly responsive mechanism for varying effective connecting rod length to vary the compression ratio...
US-D512,948 Door
US-D512,943 Rear bumper to an automobile
US-D512,902 Vehicle key head
US-6,975,971 System and method of section cutting and analysis of a computer model
A system and method of section cutting and analysis of a computer model is provided. The method includes the steps of selecting a computer generated model of a...
US-6,975,347 Method and apparatus for acquiring and displaying images
An image acquisition and display assembly 12 for use upon a vehicle 10 and which includes a pair of substantially identical cameras 14, 16 which are adapted to...
US-6,974,402 Launch control of hybrid electric vehicle having a torque converterless driveline
A powertrain assembly for an automotive vehicle having an internal combustion engine, transmission, electric induction motor, a clutch for connecting and...
US-6,973,898 Piston stopper for a free piston engine
A free piston engine is configured with a pair of opposed engine cylinders located on opposite sides of a fluid pumping assembly. An inner piston assembly...
US-6,973,776 Exhaust gas aftertreatment systems
A system for effective NOx control in a diesel or other lean burn internal combustion engine is presented. The system includes a urea-based SCR catalyst having...
US-6,972,675 Vehicle turn signal system
A turn signal system includes at least one sensor detecting road markers and generating therefrom road marker signals. A turn signal deactivates in response to a...
US-6,971,702 Molding for preventing spalling of automotive windshields
A windshield trim molding is affixed to the peripheral edge of an automotive windshield during the manufacturing process of mounting the windshield on an...
US-6,971,699 Modular vehicle rail system for vehicle
A modular vehicle system for a vehicle includes one or more elongated modular members adapted to be coupled to an interior portion of a vehicle. One or more...
US-6,971,357 Method for preparing an internal combustion engine for starting
The invention relates to a method for improving the initial conditions for starting a direct injection, spark-ignition internal combustion engine. Measures, such...
US-6,971,349 Integrated solenoid board and cam ladder
An internal combustion engine cylinder head camshaft bearing ladder 210, is provided which includes a first body with an aperture to facilitate threaded...
US-6,971,346 System for controlling electromechanical valves in an engine
A system for electronically actuating valves in an engine. The system includes a first voltage source, a second voltage source, and plural valve actuator...
US-6,971,341 Piston lubrication for a free piston engine
A free piston engine is configured with a pair of opposed engine cylinders located on opposite sides of a fluid pumping assembly. An inner piston assembly...
US-6,971,340 Compression pulse starting of a free piston internal combustion engine
A method for starting an engine uses an actuator, such as a hydraulic or pneumatic pump-motor or an electric linear alternator-starter to move the pistons to a...
US-6,971,339 Electromagnetic servo valve strategy for controlling a free piston engine
A method for controlling a servo for an actuator that applies a force to a piston that reciprocates in a cylinder of a free piston engine having axially-aligned...
US-6,970,781 Compression ratio mode selection logic for an internal combustion engine having discrete variable compression...
A method and system for operating an internal combustion engine. The internal combustion engine is operable in a plurality of compression ratio operating modes....
US-6,970,780 System and method for transitioning between engine device schedules based on engine operating condition
A method and system are provided for controlling a device in an internal combustion engine such as a spark plug, a camshaft actuator, an EGR valve actuator, etc....
US-6,970,165 Method and system for optimizing a finite element mesh
Computer-implemented method and system for optimizing a finite element mesh. Computing devices are configured to calculate a quality score for at least one...
US-6,969,855 Active night vision thermal control system
A thermal control system (11) for a light source (46) of a vision system (10) includes a heater (63) that is thermally coupled to the light source (46). A...
US-6,969,335 Automated gear transmission
A multiple speed transmission includes first and second concentric input shafts, an output shaft, an auxiliary shaft, a first clutch for driveably connecting and...
US-6,969,084 Automotive bumper with integral hitch cover
A bumper assembly for a motor vehicle includes a bumper structure having a bumper beam adapted for attachment to a structure of a motor vehicle such as a frame...
US-6,968,921 Roll-over controller
A steering system for a vehicle includes at least one wheel that pivots to define a steering angle, wherein the steering angle is defined, at least in part, by...
US-6,968,833 Diagnostic system for catalytic converter using exhaust gas recirculation system that can detect exhaust...
A method is described for detecting exhaust pressure buildup in an engine's exhaust system using information from an exhaust gas recirculation system having a...
US-6,968,826 Control system parameter monitor
A system and method for monitoring a control system parameter determine a difference between a desired and estimated or measured parameter value, apply a...
US-6,968,680 Diesel engine system for use with emission control device
An exhaust valve downstream of a diesel engine splits exhaust gasses between two catalysts. In one position, most of the exhaust gasses go to a first catalyst,...
US-6,968,266 Object detection in adaptive cruise control
A control system 20 for an automotive vehicle 22, such as an adaptive cruise control (ACC) system, is provided including a controller 24. The controller 24 is...
US-6,967,569 Active night vision with adaptive imaging
A vision system for a vehicle includes a light source generating an illumination beam, a receiver having a pixel array for capturing an image in response to at...
US-6,966,681 Active night vision system for vehicles employing anti-blinding scheme
A night vision system for a vehicle includes a pulsed light source for illuminating a region proximate the vehicle and a secondary trigger light source operating...
US-6,966,613 Integrated passenger vehicle trailer brake controller
A trailer brake controller 10 for use in a passenger vehicle 12 is provided, including a control element 11 positioned within the passenger vehicle 12, a vehicle...
US-6,966,595 Vehicle tailgate with supplemental tailgate having lock rod supports
A tailgate for a vehicle with side walls and a bed has a supplemental tailgate that retracts within a tailgate frame and is extendable therefrom. The...
US-6,966,280 Compression pulse starting of a free piston internal combustion engine having multiple cylinders
A method for starting a free piston internal combustion engine that includes a first pair of mutually connected pistons, a second pair of mutually connected...
US-6,964,160 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-6,964,159 System and method for adjusting air/fuel ratio
The invention relates to a new method and system for optimizing the efficiency of an automotive catalytic converter. The claimed invention comprises adjusting an...
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