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US-7,053,746 Pencil ignition coil
A magnetic core assembly for an ignition coil assembly allows unique exterior shapes to be formed by an outer insulation layer, while speeding up the...
US-7,051,831 Method and apparatus for maintaining a connection between a vehicle and a fuel source
An apparatus 10 which allows a transmission 18 to be selectively shifted from a parked gear arrangement to another gear arrangement when the fuel door 13 is...
US-7,051,705 Control system parameter monitor
A control system parameter monitor determines a difference between a desired and estimated or measured parameter value, applies a weighting factor to the...
US-7,051,547 Air conditioning system for a motor vehicle
The invention relates to an air conditioning system for motor vehicles, which contains a connection piece for a pressure switch/pressure sensor, said connection...
US-7,051,514 System and method for reducing NOx emissions after fuel cut-off events
A method of controlling exhaust emission oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from an internal combustion engine (ICE) includes the steps of determining when an engine speed...
US-D521,791 Window blind tilt actuator
US-7,048,667 Power split transaxle for producing stepless reverse, forward and geared neutral speed ratios
The invention relates to a power split drive train that includes a variable speed ratio path and a fixed speed ratio path. An epicyclic gearset, driven at two...
US-7,048,104 Selective bypass of solenoid-controlled supply to friction elements of an automatic transmission
A hydraulic system for controlling the engagement and disengagement of a friction element includes a source of line pressure, a source of exhaust pressure, a...
US-7,047,932 Method to improve fuel economy in lean burn engines with variable-displacement-like characteristics
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-7,047,928 Method for casting an iron alloy reinforced aluminum alloy engine block
A method of high pressure die casting in iron alloy reinforcements for main bearing scantlings in an aluminum alloy engine block for an internal combustion...
US-7,047,867 Oscillating device for adjusting the displacement of a fluid pump
A device for adjusting the displacement of a fluid pump includes a swashplate supported for pivotal movement about a first axis, and an engine having first and...
US-7,047,729 Control method and system for diesel particulate filter regeneration
A method and system for controlling regeneration in a particulate filter coupled to an internal combustion engine. The method controls hydrocarbon injection into...
US-D521,434 Automotive door
US-7,047,126 Engine shut-down for engine having adjustable valve timing
A method for operating at least an intake and exhaust valve in a cylinder with a piston of an engine in a vehicle, comprising during conditions of an engine...
US-7,047,120 Vehicle and method for controlling brake system indicators
An instrument panel for a vehicle has an anti-lock braking system and a regenerative braking system. A method is used to control the brake system indicators on...
US-7,046,167 Adaptive collision load path modification system for vehicle collision compatibility
An adaptive collision load path modification system (10) for a vehicle (12) includes multiple object detection sensors (14) that generate object detection...
US-7,045,983 System for controlling motor speed by altering magnetic field of the motor
The present invention provides a system for controlling the speed of a motor by altering the magnetic field of the motor. The system includes field modification...
US-7,044,885 Engine system and method for enabling 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-7,044,848 Fresh air intake for a vehicle
An air intake for a vehicle that facilitates air transfer from an ambient environment outside the vehicle to a vehicle space is provided. The air intake inhibits...
US-7,044,014 Dual clutch automatic transaxle
A multiple speed transaxle includes first and second input shafts, first and second output shafts, a layshaft, an idler shaft, a first set of selectable torque...
US-7,043,926 Cargo area grocery chiller
Method and apparatus for supplying refrigerated air to a localized volume in a vehicle, suitable for the transport of groceries and other perishables. The...
US-7,043,901 Device and method for internal combustion engine control
A system for an engine has an upstream emission control device with a washcoat having a predetermined amount of precious metal disassociated with NOx storage...
US-7,043,816 Method of making a two-piece super-plastic formed lightweight aluminum door
A method of making a vehicle door assembly by assembling a super-plastic formed inner door panel with a super-plastic formed outer panel. A flanging and roll...
US-D520,927 Automotive front end
US-7,043,349 Method and system for inferring exhaust temperature of a variable compression ratio engine
A method for operating a variable compression ratio internal combustion engine includes the steps of determining a compression ratio operating state of the...
US-D520,432 Vehicle wheel
US-D520,426 Automotive tailgate
US-D520,418 Vehicle hood
US-7,038,427 Method for supplying power in an electrical power supply system having a supercapacitor
The invention relates to a regulation system for voltage regulation in the electrical power supply system for a motor vehicle, which contains a supercapacitor....
US-7,036,874 Front-end to body-side joint for an automotive vehicle
One embodiment of the present invention is an improved front-end to body-side joint (10) for an automotive vehicle. This joint (10) includes an integral front...
US-7,036,860 Automotive rear load floor
A rear load floor is formed with a first recessed storage well for holding cargo within the rear cargo area of the automobile. A second recessed storage well is...
US-7,036,844 Bumper airbag with multiple chambers
A multi-chambered bumper airbag for deployment from the bumper of a vehicle in the event of a collision with another vehicle is provided. The airbag comprises a...
US-7,036,469 Bi-directional power electronics circuit for electromechanical valve actuator of an internal combustion engine
A bi-directional dual coil half bridge converter adapted to be coupled to a dual coil actuator of a cylinder valve in an internal combustion engine is described....
US-D520,153 Rear light to an automobile
US-D519,899 Vehicle wheel
US-7,035,761 Method for analyzing waviness of a surface
A method for analyzing waviness of a surface. The method includes measuring a height of the surface, producing a set of data points indicative of a waviness...
US-7,035,723 Method for rapid data table initialization
The present invention provides a fast learn algorithm for quickly providing data to a data table and a controller. Existing data is considered, such that...
US-7,034,714 Vehicle high security piggyback modules
A vehicle control system includes a conventional electrical locking system in tandem with a system providing an encrypted code sent along a CAN (Control Area...
US-7,034,668 Threat level identification and quantifying system
Methods of performing threat assessment of objects for a vehicle include detecting an object. Kinematics of the vehicle and of the object are determined. A brake...
US-7,033,301 Planet pinion carrier assembly for Ravigneaux gearset
A gearset assembly includes a pinion carrier containing first, second and third long pinions pinion mutually spaced angularly about an axis, and supported for...
US-7,033,225 Multipurpose power point for vehicular use
A multipurpose power point for use by, and accessible to, the driver or other occupant of a vehicle, includes a generally cylindrical terminal housing having...
US-7,032,723 Brake assembly with tuned mass damper
A tuned mass damper for sound-dampening brake squeal noise is located within a hole formed in a brake component such as a backplate supporting a brake pad. The...
US-7,032,581 Engine air-fuel control for an engine with valves that may be deactivated
A system and method to control engine valve timing to improve air-fuel control in an engine with valves that may be deactivated. Valves that may be deactivated...
US-7,032,573 Method and apparatus for indicating air filter maintenance is required
A system and method for indicating required maintenance of an air filter used with an internal combustion engine. The system includes a throttle plate for...
US-7,032,572 Method for controlling an engine to obtain rapid catalyst heating
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-7,032,548 Piston guides 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-7,032,545 Multi-stroke cylinder operation in an internal combustion engine
A method to control valves that may be deactivated during multi-stroke cylinder operation. Valves are controlled to improve drivability and reduce valve...
US-7,031,827 Computer algorithm to estimate particulate filter regeneration rates
A system and method is described for determining degradation of a diesel particulate filter in an engine exhaust system. The method uses information indicative...
US-7,031,821 Electromagnetic valve control in an internal combustion engine with an asymmetric exhaust system design
A system and method to control engine valves of an internal combustion engine is shown. Electromechanical valves are controlled in a manner to reduce hydrocarbon...
US-7,030,511 Soft hybrid-electric vehicle power supply circuit
A soft hybrid-electric vehicle power supply circuit (14) is provided. The circuit includes a load sensor (19), which generates a load signal. A high-voltage bus...
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