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US-6,942,058 Vehicle steering system for kickback reduction
A steering system (10) and a method of dampening the forces transmitted to a steering wheel (20) of a vehicle when a steerable wheel (22) of the vehicle collides...
US-6,941,927 Internal combustion engine control during cold start
The invention relates to a method for controlling an internal combustion engine during a cold start operation. The engine is supplied with a substantially...
US-6,941,904 Air scavenging for an opposed piston opposed cylinder 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-6,941,786 Component specific tube blanks for hydroforming body structure components
A hydroforming system includes a dual conical tube formed from a blank. The dual conical tube has a first end, a second end and a central portion positioned...
US-D509,609 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D509,465 Vehicle side view mirror
US-6,941,249 System and method of virtual flowbench simulation
A computerized method of virtual flowbench simulation of fluid flow interaction with an object described in at least one design file includes receiving...
US-6,941,205 System and method for deteching roll rate sensor fault
A control system for an automotive vehicle having a vehicle body includes a sensor cluster having a housing oriented within the vehicle body. A roll rate sensor...
US-6,941,198 Method for controlling activation of a power source of a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for controlling activation of a power source of a hybrid electric vehicle. A hybrid electric vehicle has first and second power sources connected to a...
US-6,939,396 Ambient air pollution trap
The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for cleaning ambient air of a vehicular adsorption unit (8). The vehicle includes a combustion engine (1) and...
US-6,938,944 Water shield with integrated 3-D mirror seal
A molded water shield integrated between an exterior panel assembly and a trim panel of a vehicle includes a semi-rigid barrier sheet and a seal integrally...
US-6,938,737 Method and an assembly for braking a selectively moveable assembly having a controllably varying amount of self...
A brake assembly including a brake pad; a selectively movable rotor, a backing plate which is coupled to the brake pad, at least a first roller which is coupled...
US-6,938,606 System and method for improved engine position sensing
A method is provided for controlling an engine in a vehicle to facilitate determination of engine position sensor correction factors. The vehicle includes a...
US-6,938,598 Starting an engine with electromechanical valves
A system and method to control engine valve timing to during the start of an internal combustion engine. Electromechanical valves are controlled in a manner to...
US-6,938,593 Computer readable storage medium for use with engine having variable valve actuator
Piston to valve interference in an internal combustion engine is detected and alleviated by adjusting valve timing, valve lift, and/or compression ratio....
US-6,938,410 Temperature management of catalyst system for a variable displacement engine
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders, at least some of which may be selectively deactivated to...
US-6,938,010 Method of optimizing market and institutional risks in foreign exchange hedging
A method is provided of optimizing both market and institutional risks in foreign currency exchange hedging. The method includes the steps of selecting a VaR...
US-6,936,106 Integrated paint quality control system
An integrated paint quality control (IPQC) system for feedback control of paint process for painting vehicle bodies includes a film thickness sensor system for...
US-6,935,671 Vehicle tailgate with supplemental tailgate having vertical extension mode
A tailgate for a vehicle has a supplemental tailgate that retracts within the tailgate and is extendable therefrom in order to provide different assist...
US-6,935,311 Engine control with fuel quality sensor
A system is described using a fuel quality sensor for controlling various aspects of engine operation. In particular, an acoustic wave sensor is utilized to...
US-6,935,306 Lean idle speed control using fuel and ignition timing
A method is presented for idle speed control of a lean burn spark ignition internal combustion engine using a fuel-based control strategy. In particular, the...
US-6,935,294 Fluid actuated engine starting system and method for a hybrid vehicle powertrain
A pump-motor is used to move engine pistons to a position where the exhaust ports of a first cylinder are opened, and later to move the pistons to a position...
US-6,933,692 Diagnostic method for an electric drive assembly
A method and an electrical drive assembly 10 which operates in accordance with the method. Particularly, the drive assembly 10 includes a diagnostic portion 18...
US-6,932,483 Vehicular mirror
A vehicular mirror 12 having a first curved portion 18 and a second substantially planar portion 16. The first curved portion 18 is deployed in close proximity...
US-6,932,366 Automotive camber adjust mechanism
An automotive suspension assembly 10 is provided, including an upper control arm 20, a lower control arm 22 and a knuckle 24. The lower control arm 22 is...
US-6,932,198 Brake assembly and a method for braking a vehicle or another selectively movable assembly
25A brake assembly (10) which provides a controllably varying amount of self-energization by the dynamic adjustment of the position of a wedge member (22) which...
US-6,932,035 Cylinder valve operating system for internal combustion engine
A poppet valve operating system for an internal combustion engine includes a finger follower which is driven by an intermediate rocker. The intermediate rocker...
US-6,931,840 Cylinder event based fuel control
A method to deliver fuel during a start for an internal combustion engine is described. The method provides individual cylinder fuel control based on the number...
US-6,931,730 Method of making a vehicle body
A method of securing body panels to a space frame for a vehicle is disclosed. The body panels are secured to rivet nuts that are assembled to frame members. The...
US-6,931,366 Method and apparatus for analyzing a design
A system 10, which receives a computer, aided model or design 18 and which probabilistically analyzes the model 18 by use of a modified Latin Hypercube sampling...
US-6,930,404 Power supply for an automotive vehicle
An electrical system (12) is provided for an automotive vehicle (10) having a first power source (14) with a first positive terminal (16) and first negative...
US-6,929,862 Coated substrates
A coated substrate, especially a glass substrate, such coated substrate having high photocatalytic activity and low visible light reflection as well as being...
US-6,929,582 Method for controlling variable compression ratio of an engine having an automatically controlled transmission
A system is described for minimizing engine torque disturbances that would otherwise cause degraded drive feel by a vehicle driver. The system utilizes multiple...
US-6,929,301 Transformable vehicle
A vehicle includes a transformable vehicle body having a first body configuration and a second body configuration. The first body configuration resembles a...
US-6,929,107 Dual clutch for a transmission with two input shafts
The invention relates to a hydraulic twin clutch for a transmission with two transmission input shafts, preferably for a power-shift transmission in motor...
US-6,928,848 Flanging processes with radial compression of the blank stretched surface
A method and tool for forming a hem flange. A larger radius bend is initially formed when a pre-hem flange is formed. A sharper radius bend is subsequently...
US-6,928,806 Exhaust gas aftertreatment systems
A system for effective NOx and particulate matter control in a diesel or other lean burn internal combustion engine is presented. The system includes a...
US-6,928,359 High efficiency conversion of nitrogen oxides in an exhaust aftertreatment device at low temperature
A system and method for delivering reductant to a lean NOx catalyst receiving exhaust gases from an internal combustion engine operating at a lean air-fuel ratio...
US-6,926,444 Main bearing cap for internal combustion engines
A main bearing cap (20) for an internal combustion engine consists of an aluminum alloy with an iron alloy core (10). The cap has a supporting surface (22) for a...
US-6,925,982 Overall scheduling of a lean burn engine system
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-6,925,971 Exhaust gas recirculation 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-6,925,796 Diagnosis of a urea SCR catalytic system
A method for diagnosing degradation in a pair of NOx sensors coupled upstream and downstream of a NOx catalyst is presented. The method is performed when...
US-D508,224 Vehicle quarter panel
US-D508,223 Fender
US-6,925,427 Method of determining a switch sequence plan for an electrical system
A method of determining a switch sequence plan for an electrical system includes the steps of identifying switches for the electrical system and organizing the...
US-6,924,050 Method for dissipating energy in a fuel cell generator system
A method and apparatus for dissipating energy in a fuel cell generator system is provided. The method comprises determining an amount of electric power to be...
US-6,923,496 Anti-flutter bumper for hood mounted grilles
A bracket/pad anti-flutter grille bumper attached to a motor vehicle frame or front bumper to reduce the vibrations of a hood-mounted grille resulting from road...
US-6,923,488 Vehicle tailgate with supplemental tailgate pivot release
A tailgate for a vehicle has a supplemental tailgate that retracts within the tailgate and is extendable therefrom in order to provide bed extender, box extender...
US-6,923,241 Method and arrangement for controlling stresses based on one-dimensional modeling in sprayform techniques
Method and apparatus for controlling stresses in a spray form process makes use of one dimensional modeling in which characteristics of a geometrical point are...
US-D508,004 Vehicle rear door
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