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US-6,963,844 Method for qualifying die material and testing dies
A method (10) for acquiring material for use within a die and for determining whether a die has certain characteristics which would allow the die to have a...
US-6,963,797 System and method for determining an amount of control for operating a rollover control system
A system 18 for controlling a safety system of an automotive vehicle has a first controller 76 generating a first control signal, a second controller 78...
US-6,962,139 Speed control method
A method for controlling an engine having both an electronically controlled inlet device, such as an electronic throttle unite, and an electronically controlled...
US-6,961,654 Controlled engine shutdown for a hybrid electric vehicle
A method and system to control engine shutdown in a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) are provided. Tailpipe emissions are reduced during the many engine shutdowns...
US-6,961,648 System and method for desensitizing the activation criteria of a rollover control system
A method of densensitizing includes determining a relative roll angle, determining when the vehicle is in a transitional maneuver, and when the vehicle is in a...
US-6,961,646 Automatic transmission control system with direct electronic swap-shift control
A control system and control method for an automotive vehicle having a multiple-ratio automatic transmission having two gearsets arranged in series relationship...
US-6,959,970 Method and apparatus for controlling a trailer and an automotive vehicle with a yaw stability control system
A system and method of controlling an automotive vehicle with a yaw stability control system and a trailer comprises determining a presence of a trailer,...
US-6,959,777 High voltage energy regulated conversion circuit
A high-voltage energy regulated conversion circuit (HVERCC) (12) for electrically coupling to a vehicle bus (24) is provided. The HVERCC (12) includes a...
US-6,959,692 Computer controlled engine valve operation
An electronic valve actuation system and control method is described. The valve timing is changed between early and late intake valve closing depending on engine...
US-6,959,689 Engine expansion braking with adjustable valve timing
A system and method for controlling operation of cylinder with at least an intake and exhaust valve and a piston are described. In one aspect, the method...
US-6,959,672 Fuel injection 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-6,959,545 Engine control based on flow rate and pressure for hydraulic hybrid vehicle
A system for a hydraulically driven vehicle includes an engine having multiple, selectively operating cylinder-pump banks producing fluid flow at an outlet, a...
US-6,958,683 Multipurpose vision sensor system
A multipurpose sensing system (10) for a vehicle (12) includes an optic (14) that is directed at multiple viewing areas (18). A vision sensor (16) is coupled to...
US-6,958,028 Ranged dual clutch transmission for motor vehicles
A power transmission for a motor vehicle includes an input, first and second input shafts, a layshaft, drive elements connecting the input shafts to the output...
US-6,957,849 Windshield stop for cowl vent grille attachment
A windshield stop is operable in a conventional manner to support the lower edge of an automotive windshield while the adhesive material mounting the windshield...
US-6,957,632 Air charging system 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-6,956,469 Method and apparatus for pedestrian detection
A vehicle vision system that identifies pedestrians located proximate a vehicle. The system comprises a sensor array that produces imagery that is processed to...
US-6,955,627 Multi-speed transmission and integrated drive transfer mechanism
A multiple speed transmission capable of producing five underdrive gear ratios, one direct drive ratio, four overdrive ratios, and four reverse ratios includes...
US-6,955,391 Deployable trim for side impact system in automobiles
A deployable interior door trim for an automotive vehicle that separates in the middle section to separate the lower door trim portion from the armrest. The...
US-6,955,209 Method and arrangement implementing heat treatment after the execution of sprayform techniques
A method and arrangement for implementing post-heat treatment after spray forming is ended to achieve stress control in the manufacture of a spray formed...
US-6,955,155 Method for controlling transitions between operating modes of an engine for rapid heating of an emission...
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-6,953,023 Acceleration pedal interpretation when engine torque is limited
A method for controlling a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine having electronically controlled airflow comprising limiting a currently available maximum...
US-6,953,010 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-6,952,982 Hose clamp tool
A hose clamp installation tool and a method for installing a hose assembly. The hose clamp installation tool includes a hook that engages a clamp. A first rod...
US-6,952,941 Apparatus and method for forming an article and performing a secondary operation in-situ
An apparatus and a method for forming an article and performing a secondary operation on the article in-situ. The apparatus includes a closure and a die having a...
US-D510,634 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D510,551 Hood
US-6,952,160 Method and apparatus, for identifying the location of pressure sensors in a tire pressure monitoring system
A tire pressure monitoring system (12) for a vehicle (10) has a plurality of tires (14a-d) in respective rolling locations having a respective plurality of tire...
US-6,951,527 Method and an assembly for vehicle thermal management
A method and an apparatus are provided which use, or which calculate, a temperature gradient of a portion of a vehicle to determine a value equal to, or...
US-6,951,198 Increased engine braking with adjustable intake valve timing
A system and method for operating at least an intake and exhaust valve in a cylinder with a piston of an engine in a vehicle are described. In one aspect, the...
US-6,951,098 Method and system for controlling temperature of an internal combustion engine exhaust gas aftertreatment device
A method for controlling torque in an internal combustion engine to cause an increase in temperature in an exhaust aftertreatment device is disclosed. One group...
US-6,950,733 Method of controlling an external object sensor for an automotive vehicle
The present invention comprises a method of external object sensing for an automobile. The method comprises the steps of establishing a vehicle operational...
US-6,950,014 Method for operating a pre-crash sensing system in a vehicle having external airbags
A pre-crash sensing system (10) for an automotive vehicle (50) is coupled to an external airbag system (120). The external airbag system (120) may include a...
US-6,949,299 Spray formed articles made of boron steel
The present invention relates to a method of spray forming a boron steel metal article, and to the formed article. In at least one embodiment, the method...
US-6,948,461 Electromagnetic valve actuation
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine provide valve actuation that selectively couples an energy storage device to a launching coil...
US-6,948,459 Position sensing 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-6,947,831 Pressure sensor diagnosis via a computer
A method is described for controlling regeneration of a particulate filter based on at least a sensor, such as a differential pressure sensor. Degradation of the...
US-6,947,809 Method of modifying stamping tools for spring back compensation based on tryout measurements
A method of developing a stamping die for a workpiece is provided, which includes the steps of stamping a workpiece in a current die. A measurement is made of...
US-6,946,194 Method and system for determining weather strip fit for a closure panel of a vehicle
A method and system for determining weather strip fit for the closure panels of a vehicle includes a flexible carrier with a transferable disclosing agent...
US-6,945,910 Vehicle trajectory control system
A method for controlling an engine coupled to a transmission is described. The method is especially suited for a transmission having at least one gear in which...
US-6,945,594 Vehicle load floor
One embodiment of the present invention is a load floor (14) for attachment to a rear portion (18) of a vehicle floorpan (20). The load floor (14) includes a...
US-6,945,227 Direct injection variable valve timing engine control system and method
A method for controlling mode transitions, such as from stratified to homogeneous mode, in a direct injection engine adjusts an intake manifold outlet control...
US-6,945,226 Intake manifold valve system, method, and diagnostic
A valve control and diagnostic system uses physical stops to determine whether a connection between the valve motor and the valves has become degraded. The...
US-6,945,225 Speed control method
A method for controlling an engine having both an electronically controlled inlet device, such as an electronic throttle unite, and an electronically controlled...
US-6,945,222 Determining degradation of an idle air throttling device
A method to determine degradation of an idle air throttling device in an internal combustion engine. Degradation is determined in a manner that may permit...
US-6,945,087 Method and system for calibrating a tire pressure sensing system for an automotive vehicle
A system (10) and method is provided for calibrating a tire pressure monitoring system using an EM transmitter (14). The present invention includes a first...
US-6,945,033 Catalyst preconditioning method and system
Method and system for controlling an internal combustion engine of a vehicle where a catalyst is communicated to engine exhaust gases including predicting...
US-6,944,544 Adaptive vehicle safety system for collision compatibility
A safety system for a host vehicle includes a pre-crash sensing system generating host vehicle dynamics data, a target vehicle threat assessment, and target...
US-6,944,543 Integrated collision prediction and safety systems control for improved vehicle safety
A control system for an automotive vehicle (50) has a radar or lidar system (22) used to generate a remote object signal. A vision system (26) confirms the...
US-6,944,530 System and method for air flow and EGR flow estimation
An exhaust gas recirculation system directs exhaust gasses from an exhaust manifold to an intake manifold of an internal combustion engine. The exhaust gasses...
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