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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...
US-6,944,529 Automatic fluid draining from a hydraulic system component of an automatic transmission
In a hydraulic system for an automatic transmission, a method for automatically draining fluid from an oil cooler and related hydraulic lines when power is off...
US-6,944,516 Method for error proofing body shop component selection
A method for error proofing body shop component begins by scheduling the production of a vehicle body using an assembly plant controller. A version of a sheet...
US-6,942,083 Viscous fan clutch actuated by a heating element and ambient air
A fan apparatus is disclosed which includes a fan coupled to a drive mechanism via a viscous clutch. The viscous clutch includes a drive chamber containing a...
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...
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