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US-7,128,044 Engine control with variable control valve
A method of operating an internal combustion engine. The method includes disabling at least one piston cylinder of the engine. While said at least one piston...
US-7,128,043 Electromechanically actuated valve control based on a vehicle electrical system
A method to control electromechanical valves in an internal combustion engine is presented. Electromechanical valves are controlled to improve the possibility...
US-7,127,073 Audio noise cancellation system for a sensor in an automotive vehicle
An assembly includes a seat 60 having a seat base 64, an occupant sensor positioned in the seat base, said occupant sensor comprising a fluid filled bladder...
US-7,126,462 Tool and method for measuring force associated with engaging a child restraint anchorage
A tool for measuring force associated with engaging an anchorage of a child restraint anchorage system of a motor vehicle. The tool includes a force measuring...
US-7,125,076 Automotive multi-position seat assembly
A seat assembly is disclosed for a passenger vehicle which provides multiple positions by translating a seat back between a fore position and an aft position...
US-7,125,067 Magnesium door assembly for automobiles
A lightweight automotive vehicle door assembly incorporates a modular concept having an outer door panel, an inner door panel, a reinforcement beam, and a...
US-7,124,850 Four wheel drive assembly and a method for utilizing the same
A four wheel drive assembly 10 including a torque transfer assembly 60 which operates under the control of the controller 62 and which receives and selectively...
US-7,124,743 System and method for starting sequential fuel injection internal combustion engine
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine during starting use position sensor information in addition to cylinder combustion information...
US-7,124,734 Method of reducing exhaust gas emissions during cold start conditions and an internal combustion engine in...
An internal combustion engine and a method of reducing hydrocarbon emissions of an internal combustion engine during cold start conditions in disclosed. The...
US-7,124,720 Permanent magnet electromagnetic actuator for an electronic valve actuation system of an engine
A valve actuator for an internal combustion engine is described having a core having a wound coil located therein, said core further having at least one...
US-7,124,715 Engine cooling systems
An engine cooling system has a primary cooling circuit having with a coolant pump to pump coolant to the engine, an engine return line, a radiator and a bypass...
US-7,124,650 Method and system for determining automotive convertible top operating characteristics
A system for measuring an automotive convertible top operating parameter, such as the amount of force required to operate the convertible top, includes a...
US-7,124,019 Powertrain control module spark duration diagnostic system
A system and method for diagnosing ignition system performance of an internal combustion engine. The method operates an engine control unit to produce a sequence...
US-7,121,897 Radial travel limiter for lighter socket lances
A cigar lighter including a mounting ring, and a socket insertable into the mounting ring. The socket has at least one cantilevered lance extending in a...
US-7,121,685 Color-corrected laser illumination system for night vision applications
A color-corrected lighting system for night vision applications includes a near infrared light source and a thin-sheet optical element disposed a distance from...
US-7,121,262 Cylinder and valve mode control for an engine with valves that may be deactivated
A method to select cylinder and valve operational modes in an internal combustion engine with valves that may be deactivated. A simplified method to select...
US-7,121,085 Method and apparatus for controlling hydrocarbon injection into engine exhaust to reduce NOx
A method and system for controlling hydrocarbon injection into engine exhaust to reduce NOx. The method and system inject the hydrocarbon into the engine exhaust...
US-7,121,080 Computer readable storage medium with instructions for monitoring catalytic device
A computer control system is described that monitors the functionality of an emission control device that is capable of storing NOx and oxygen during lean...
US-7,120,529 Drive train and brakes coordinator subsystem and method
A vehicle control system (10) including a vehicle motion control subsystem (12) that has an input receiving an intended driving demand (14) and a plurality of...
US-7,120,528 System and method for operating a rollover control system in a transition to a rollover condition
A method of operating a hydraulic safety system 38 includes determining a relative roll angle, determining a relative a slip angle, determining a yaw rate and...
US-7,118,152 Automotive cargo restraint and security screen
A screen system is stowed in a compact storage position at a forward part of the rear cargo area adjacent the floor. The screen is extendable from the storage...
US-7,118,151 Automotive wet trunk with drain
A recessed storage well is formed in the rear load floor of an automotive vehicle to provide cargo transport capabilities for wet cargo. The recessed storage...
US-7,118,150 Storage compartment and step for pick-up trucks
A storage compartment is formed on the lateral side of a pick-up truck to have a door that will open to a generally horizontal position to permit use thereof as...
US-7,118,017 Penetration resistant trunk pack for police vehicles
A trunk organizer for the trunk cavity of a police vehicle that forces the orientation of long, stiff items typically carried within the trunk cavity of police...
US-7,117,964 Control system for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A control system for a hybrid powertrain for a hybrid electric vehicle with an internal combustion engine and an electric drive system including an electric...
US-7,117,849 Direct gaseous fuel injector
A fuel injector. The fuel injector can include a fuel channel configured to receive pressurized gaseous fuel from a fuel rail, and a nozzle in fluid...
US-7,117,847 Vehicle control system
A method is provided for controlling an engine having an intake manifold and an outlet control device coupled to the manifold for controlling flow exiting the...
US-7,117,830 System and method for direct injection of gaseous fuel into internal combustion engine
A method for an engine capable of burning gaseous fuel, the engine also including a combustion chamber, at least one intake valve, and at least one exhaust...
US-7,117,065 Method for modifying a stamping die to compensate for springback
A method for modifying a stamping die to compensate for springback includes the steps of stamping a first part using a base, or pre-existing die set, and...
US-7,116,077 Diagnostic system and method for an electric motor using torque estimates
The present invention can diagnose a potential discrepancy in electrical operating characteristics of a three phase electric motor by generating two independent...
US-7,116,068 Diagnostic system and method for an electric motor using torque estimates
A system and method for diagnosing a potential electrical operating discrepancy in a polyphase electric motor by generating two independent torque estimates...
US-7,115,322 Hem flange
An open hem flange for a vehicle door includes an inner reinforcing panel and an outer panel having a first outer portion and a second inner portion folded about...
US-7,115,069 Electronic adaptive swap-shift control for an automatic transmission for automotive vehicles
A control system and control method for a swap-shift transmission having auxiliary and main gearsets wherein precise synchronization control of ratio changes of...
US-7,115,064 Method for controlling a hybrid vehicle
A method for controlling a wheel drive system of a hybrid electric vehicle when starting a power source. The hybrid electric vehicle includes first and second...
US-7,114,487 Ice-breaking, autozero and frozen throttle plate detection at power-up for electronic motorized throttle
A method is disclosed for ensuring operation of a motorized throttle. The presence of an obstruction, such as ice, is detected inside the motorized throttle. The...
US-7,114,409 Short change gear
The invention provides a change gear, in particular in motor vehicles. This transmission comprises input and output shafts, a drive shaft that is in torque...
US-7,114,325 Control system with a sensor
An improved engine control system using a NOx sensor is disclosed. In one example, the NOx sensor structure and/or signals are modified to improve distance...
US-7,114,324 Method for operating a lean burn engine with an aftertreatment system including nonthermal plasma discharge device
In an exhaust aftertreatment system, which includes a nonthermal plasma discharge device followed by a NOx storage device followed by a precious metal catalyst,...
US-D529,426 Vehicle wheel
US-D529,419 Automobile upper grille
US-7,112,250 Method for forming a joint
A method 10 for forming a relatively stiff and/or a substantially tight joint 10, 30, 46 while concomitantly reducing the likelihood that the applied adhesive 12...
US-7,111,886 Pivoting cage cargo retainer for pick-up trucks
A pivoting cage cargo bed extender is pivotally mounted to the D-pillars of a pick-up truck to be pivotally movable between a forward position and a rearward...
US-7,111,612 Cylinder and valve mode control for an engine with valves that may be deactivated
A method to select cylinder and valve operational modes in an internal combustion engine with valves that may be deactivated. A simplified method to select...
US-7,111,593 Engine control to compensate for fueling dynamics
A method for calculating transient fuel wall wetting characteristics of an operating engine is described. The method accounts for cylinder valve deactivation of...
US-7,111,450 Method for controlling the temperature of an emission control device
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-7,111,420 Snap-in license plate bracket for automotive vehicle
A license plate bracket for an automotive vehicle includes a generally planar body having self-locking axially engageable retention structures extending from a...
US-7,110,904 Control strategy for an internal combustion engine in a hybrid vehicle
A system and method is disclosed for operating an internal combustion engine disposed in a hybrid vehicle, in which engine operation is selected to provide...
US-7,110,870 System and method for detecting 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-7,109,856 Wheel lifted and grounded identification for an automotive vehicle
A control system (18) for an automotive vehicle (10) has a first roll condition detector (64A), a second roll condition detector (64B), a third roll condition...
US-7,107,969 Twist-lock fuel injector assembly
A fuel system and associated method include a fuel injector and associated injector cup having an integral device that provides rotational orientation while...
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