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US-6,988,976 Control of transmission shift points for hybrid vehicle having primary and secondary power sources
A method, used in a powertrain of a motor vehicle having an engine, a secondary power source, and a step-change automatic transmission for driving a load,...
US-6,988,361 Method and system for controlling simultaneous diesel particulate filter regeneration and lean NOx trap desulfation
A method and system for simultaneously regenerating a particulate filter coupled to an internal combustion engine and for desulfating a lean NOx trap disposed...
US-D513,725 Vehicle running board
US-6,987,330 Method and system for controlling a belt-driven integrated starter generator
A method for controlling an engine and a belt-driven integrated starter (B-ISG) connected to the engine. The method includes determining engine running...
US-6,987,249 Apparatus and regulating method for electrically heating a motor vehicle
The invention relates to an electric heating system for a motor vehicle in which a PTC heating element (4) is controlled by a regulator (1) by means of an...
US-6,986,726 Planet pinion carrier assembly for Ravigneaux gearset
A gearset assembly includes a pinion carrier containing long pinions mutually spaced angularly about an axis and supported for rotation on the carrier, and short...
US-6,986,399 Hybrid electric vehicle with variable displacement engine
A hybrid electric vehicle 10 having a propulsion system 12 which integrates a motor-generator 14 and a variable displacement internal combustion engine 16....
US-6,985,907 Computer-implemented method and system for attributing applicable condition codes to field claims
One aspect of the present invention is a computer-implemented method for attributing applicable condition code(s) to a field claim. One preferred method includes...
US-6,985,076 Method and system for detecting the presence of a spare replacement in a tire pressure monitoring system for an...
A tire pressure monitoring system (12) for a vehicle (10) has a plurality of tires (14a, b, c and d) in respective rolling locations and a spare tire (14e)...
US-6,984,954 Diagnostic strategy for an electric motor using sensorless control and a position sensor
A strategy to control and diagnose the operation of an electric motor using a sensorless control system augmented by feedback from a position and speed sensor is...
US-6,983,972 Vehicle tailgate with supplemental tailgate having latching mechanism
A tailgate for a vehicle has a supplemental tailgate that retracts within the tailgate and is extendable therefrom in order to provide multiple assist functions....
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...
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