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US-7,007,368 Hem construction for vehicular closure structure
A hem joint for a vehicular closure structure assembled from stamped sheet metal includes an inner panel having circular raised anchor pins formed integrally...
US-D516,481 Vehicle wheel lip molding
US-D516,477 Front surface configuration of an automotive steering wheel
US-7,006,878 Computer-implemented method for analyzing a problem statement based on an integration of Six Sigma, Lean...
A computer-implemented method for analyzing problem statements. The method includes focusing the problem statement into an operation definition and then...
US-7,003,944 Computing device to generate even heating in exhaust system
A microprocessor-based controller is provided for generated heat in at various locations in an exhaust system of an engine by changing the heat generation...
US-D515,973 Automotive exterior
US-7,003,389 System and method for characterizing vehicle body to road angle for vehicle roll stability control
A control system (18) for an automotive vehicle (10) having a safety system includes a controller (26) determining a first body to road angle; determining a...
US-7,002,762 Method for intersymbol interference removal in data recovery
In recovering data originally written on a carrier of magnetic media after a catastrophic failure, data may be read without prior knowledge of the write channel...
US-7,001,445 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-7,001,262 System for dynamic airflow control in a paint booth using multiple air supply plenums
A system and method for handling airflow in a paint booth where a primary plenum encloses a secondary plenum having a damper to control the amount of air...
US-7,000,976 Vehicle body having a forward facing rear door
A forward facing rear door assembly for a motor vehicle includes a forward facing rear door having a forward end and a rear end. The forward facing rear door...
US-7,000,602 Engine system and fuel vapor purging system 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-7,000,588 Engine 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-7,000,383 Diesel aftertreatment systems
A method and a system for improved reductant delivery to an exhaust gas aftertreatment device for a lean burn internal combustion engine exhaust are presented....
US-7,000,379 Fuel/air ratio feedback control with catalyst gain estimation for an internal combustion engine
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine for low emissions include an inner feedback control loop to control the engine fuel/air ratio...
US-D515,462 Pick up truck
US-6,998,819 Current leakage detection in high voltage battery pack
A method of detecting leakage currents in a high voltage battery pack system reduces detection error caused by fluctuations in battery pack voltage during the...
US-6,998,811 Compensation method for current-sensor gain errors
A method of compensation for current-sensor gain errors in an electric machine drive 14 includes a high frequency carrier signal electrically injected into the...
US-6,997,524 System and method for controlling a hydraulic system
A method for preventing a valve orifice from switching to the small size when a high build gradient is required includes briefly bleeding off a small amount of...
US-6,997,500 Motor vehicle seating
A multifunctional third row seating assembly that is capable of moving between two seating positions, as well as moving between split passenger seating...
US-6,997,433 Electronic valve actuator having vibration cancellation
An electronically controlled valve actuator having an armature, a valve, and a coupler for coupling the actuator to the valve with motion of the armature in a...
US-6,997,298 Dual clutch assembly for a motor vehicle powertrain
A powertrain for transmitting torque between a power source and a transmission includes an output shaft driven by the power source, first and second input...
US-6,997,025 Sealing system for super-plastic gas-pressure forming of aluminum sheets
A super-plastic forming tool for forming aluminum sheets is provided that includes a seal bead that is configured to facilitate removal of the aluminum sheet...
US-6,996,602 Server-side page table framework for client application definition and execution
A server-side method and system are provided for defining and executing client computer applications. Aspects of preferred embodiments include defining a page...
US-6,996,509 Paint spray particle trajectory analysis method and system
A system and method of analyzing paint spray particle trajectory on a vehicle with a computer aided design (CAD) model representative of the vehicle. The method...
US-6,994,650 Park brake mechanism for integrated transmission and transfer case
In a motor vehicle driveline having an automatic transmission driveably connected to a transfer case, a park gear, continually driveably connected through a...
US-6,994,647 Adaptive pressure control method for achieving synchronous upshifts in a multiple-ratio transmission
An adaptive shift control method for a geared multiple ratio transmission having friction elements for clutches and brakes to establish and disestablish gear...
US-6,994,375 Advanced rollover seat belt system for a vehicle
The present invention provides a vehicle seat belt system having a shoulder belt portion and a lap belt portion including a relay device adapted to receive a...
US-6,994,360 Controller and control method for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A parallel hybrid electric vehicle powertrain and control method wherein an internal combustion engine and an electric motor system define a split power...
US-6,994,061 Computer readable storage medium for use with engine having variable valve actuator during degradation
Piston to valve interference in an internal combustion engine is detected and alleviated by adjusting valve timing, valve lift, and/or compression ratio....
US-6,993,900 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-6,993,899 System and method for controlling catalyst storage capacity
The invention relates to a new method and system for optimizing the efficiency of an automotive catalytic converter by adjusting the engine air/fuel ratio based...
US-D514,492 Vehicle running board
US-D514,428 Vehicle key head
US-6,991,585 Torsional isolation of a convertless automatic transmission through slip control of friction clutch
An automotive vehicle driveline includes an internal combustion engine for transmitting input torque to a hydraulically-actuated input clutch, and having a...
US-6,991,584 Control of powertrain smoothness using output torque sensing and input torque control
An automatic transmission ratio shift and shift feel control system and method for a powertrain having an engine, multiple-ratio gearing controlled by friction...
US-6,991,531 Vehicle and fresh air intake for a vehicle
An air intake for a vehicle that facilitates air transfer from an ambient environment outside the vehicle to a vehicle space is provided. The air intake inhibits...
US-6,991,257 Side airbag for a vehicle
A side airbag (14) for a supplemental restraint system (12) of a vehicle (10) includes an inflatable bag comprised of a shoulder-receiving portion (24) and a...
US-6,991,053 Closed-loop power control for hybrid electric vehicles
A control system and control method for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having an engine, an electric motor and an electric generator with gearing for...
US-6,990,960 Engine air amount prediction based on engine position
A system and method to predict engine air amount for an internal combustion engine is described. Included is a method to predict a change in engine air amount...
US-6,990,858 System and method for detection of degradation of vacuum brake booster sensor
Systems and methods for detecting degradation of a sensor in a vacuum brake booster coupled to a manifold of an internal combustion engine include measuring an...
US-6,990,854 Active lean NOx catalyst diagnostics
An accurate thermodynamic model of an Active Lean NOx (ALNC) Catalyst is presented. The model takes into account hydrocarbon storage and release mechanisms of...
US-6,990,800 Diesel aftertreatment systems
An accurate thermodynamic model of an Active Lean NOx (ALNC) Catalyst is presented. The model takes into account hydrocarbon storage and release mechanisms of...
US-6,990,799 Method of determining emission control system operability
An engine diagnostic system for use with an internal combustion engine coupled to a lean NOx trap with a sensor coupled downstream of the trap. The sensor...
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...
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