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US-6,935,294 Fluid actuated engine starting system and method for a hybrid vehicle powertrain
A pump-motor is used to move engine pistons to a position where the exhaust ports of a first cylinder are opened, and later to move the pistons to a position...
US-6,933,692 Diagnostic method for an electric drive assembly
A method and an electrical drive assembly 10 which operates in accordance with the method. Particularly, the drive assembly 10 includes a diagnostic portion 18...
US-6,932,483 Vehicular mirror
A vehicular mirror 12 having a first curved portion 18 and a second substantially planar portion 16. The first curved portion 18 is deployed in close proximity...
US-6,932,366 Automotive camber adjust mechanism
An automotive suspension assembly 10 is provided, including an upper control arm 20, a lower control arm 22 and a knuckle 24. The lower control arm 22 is...
US-6,932,198 Brake assembly and a method for braking a vehicle or another selectively movable assembly
25A brake assembly (10) which provides a controllably varying amount of self-energization by the dynamic adjustment of the position of a wedge member (22) which...
US-6,932,035 Cylinder valve operating system for internal combustion engine
A poppet valve operating system for an internal combustion engine includes a finger follower which is driven by an intermediate rocker. The intermediate rocker...
US-6,931,840 Cylinder event based fuel control
A method to deliver fuel during a start for an internal combustion engine is described. The method provides individual cylinder fuel control based on the number...
US-6,931,730 Method of making a vehicle body
A method of securing body panels to a space frame for a vehicle is disclosed. The body panels are secured to rivet nuts that are assembled to frame members. The...
US-6,931,366 Method and apparatus for analyzing a design
A system 10, which receives a computer, aided model or design 18 and which probabilistically analyzes the model 18 by use of a modified Latin Hypercube sampling...
US-6,930,404 Power supply for an automotive vehicle
An electrical system (12) is provided for an automotive vehicle (10) having a first power source (14) with a first positive terminal (16) and first negative...
US-6,929,862 Coated substrates
A coated substrate, especially a glass substrate, such coated substrate having high photocatalytic activity and low visible light reflection as well as being...
US-6,929,582 Method for controlling variable compression ratio of an engine having an automatically controlled transmission
A system is described for minimizing engine torque disturbances that would otherwise cause degraded drive feel by a vehicle driver. The system utilizes multiple...
US-6,929,301 Transformable vehicle
A vehicle includes a transformable vehicle body having a first body configuration and a second body configuration. The first body configuration resembles a...
US-6,929,107 Dual clutch for a transmission with two input shafts
The invention relates to a hydraulic twin clutch for a transmission with two transmission input shafts, preferably for a power-shift transmission in motor...
US-6,928,848 Flanging processes with radial compression of the blank stretched surface
A method and tool for forming a hem flange. A larger radius bend is initially formed when a pre-hem flange is formed. A sharper radius bend is subsequently...
US-6,928,806 Exhaust gas aftertreatment systems
A system for effective NOx and particulate matter control in a diesel or other lean burn internal combustion engine is presented. The system includes a...
US-6,928,359 High efficiency conversion of nitrogen oxides in an exhaust aftertreatment device at low temperature
A system and method for delivering reductant to a lean NOx catalyst receiving exhaust gases from an internal combustion engine operating at a lean air-fuel ratio...
US-6,926,444 Main bearing cap for internal combustion engines
A main bearing cap (20) for an internal combustion engine consists of an aluminum alloy with an iron alloy core (10). The cap has a supporting surface (22) for a...
US-6,925,982 Overall scheduling of a lean burn engine system
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-6,925,971 Exhaust gas recirculation 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-6,925,796 Diagnosis of a urea SCR catalytic system
A method for diagnosing degradation in a pair of NOx sensors coupled upstream and downstream of a NOx catalyst is presented. The method is performed when...
US-D508,224 Vehicle quarter panel
US-D508,223 Fender
US-6,925,427 Method of determining a switch sequence plan for an electrical system
A method of determining a switch sequence plan for an electrical system includes the steps of identifying switches for the electrical system and organizing the...
US-6,924,050 Method for dissipating energy in a fuel cell generator system
A method and apparatus for dissipating energy in a fuel cell generator system is provided. The method comprises determining an amount of electric power to be...
US-6,923,496 Anti-flutter bumper for hood mounted grilles
A bracket/pad anti-flutter grille bumper attached to a motor vehicle frame or front bumper to reduce the vibrations of a hood-mounted grille resulting from road...
US-6,923,488 Vehicle tailgate with supplemental tailgate pivot release
A tailgate for a vehicle has a supplemental tailgate that retracts within the tailgate and is extendable therefrom in order to provide bed extender, box extender...
US-6,923,241 Method and arrangement for controlling stresses based on one-dimensional modeling in sprayform techniques
Method and apparatus for controlling stresses in a spray form process makes use of one dimensional modeling in which characteristics of a geometrical point are...
US-D508,004 Vehicle rear door
US-D507,998 Vehicle rear bumper
US-6,921,444 Method of locally heating a part to reduce strength and increase ductility for subsequent manufacturing operation
A method of performing manufacturing operations on a workpiece made of a high strength alloy is disclosed in which a local area of a workpiece is heated to...
US-6,918,624 Vehicle tailgate with supplemental tailgate having a flip out step
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-6,918,613 Air bag inflator gas venting system
An air bag module for venting inflation gas if an out-of-position vehicle occupant is too close to the module for proper air bag deployment. The module has an...
US-6,918,577 Tooling plate for a flexible manufacturing system
A tooling plate to fixture a workpiece for a vehicle subassembly is provided, including a planar body 10 for supporting fixture tools 32, 34 for holding a...
US-6,918,362 Engine with variable cam timing and control advantageously using humidity sensor
A system and method for utilizing a humidity sensor with an internal combustion engine of a vehicle is described. Specifically, information from the humidity...
US-6,917,801 Communication system for use with a vehicle
This invention relates to a communication system for use with a vehicle. The system comprises a first communication unit (1), being positioned within a vehicle...
US-6,917,700 Method and apparatus for the determination of the contour of sheet metal blanks
A certain percentage of sheet metal blanks (20) for cars are not bounded by straight cuts. These so-called contour blanks are cut by form dies to optimize...
US-6,917,693 Vehicle data acquisition and display assembly
A vehicle data acquisition and display assembly 10 which includes several cameras 75 which selectively and cooperatively receive images 77 from the environment...
US-6,917,305 Vehicle collision severity estimation system
A collision severity estimation system (10) for an automotive vehicle (12) is provided. The system (10) includes one or more object detection sensors (22)...
US-6,916,566 System and method for rapid preheating of an automotive fuel cell
A system 10 for selectively and rapidly preheating one or more vehicle fuel cells 12 during cold start or freezing conditions. The system 10 includes a bypass...
US-6,916,117 Bearing shell for use as a crankshaft thrust bearing
A bearing shell for a crankshaft thrust bearing has a circumferential oil passage (4) formed on the inside of shell (6) of bearing shell (1). An oil passage (4)...
US-6,915,630 Engine control for a vehicle equipped with an emission control device
A method is described for operating an engine coupled to an emission control device that stores and reacts oxidants such as NO.sub.x. The method transitions from...
US-6,915,198 Vehicle fast torque coordination
Rapidly changing torque demand is coordinated in an automotive vehicle having an engine and at least one motor. An engine base torque level indicating slowly...
US-6,915,196 Method for operating a vehicle crash safety system in a vehicle having a pre-crash sensing system and...
A vehicle crash safety system (10) for an automotive vehicle has a pre-crash sensing system (17) generating a pre-crash signal, a vehicle dynamics detector (32)...
US-6,915,193 Method for determining a longitudinal vehicle velocity by compensating individual wheel speeds using pitch attitude
A control system (24) for controlling a safety system (40) of an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of wheel speed sensors (30) generating a plurality of...
US-6,913,309 Vehicle door arrangement
A vehicle 7 is provided having a vehicle body 36 with an opening 16 having first and second ends 18, 20. The vehicle body 7 has a first door 22. A second door 28...
US-6,913,308 Forward facing rear door assembly for motor vehicles
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-6,912,844 System and method for determining set point location for oxidant-based engine air/fuel control strategy
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-6,912,842 Oxygen storage capacity estimation
A more precise method for determining the oxygen storage capacity of an exhaust gas aftertreatment device is presented. The most accurate capacity estimate is...
US-6,911,489 Methods for preparing agglomerated pellets of polytetrafluoroethylene and molded articles and the agglomerated...
PTFE pellets with good bulk density, homogeneity, and flowability properties may be obtained by: (1) wetting a PTFE powder with a solvent, to obtain a wetted PTFE...
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