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US-7,195,379 Anti-blinding system for a vehicle
An active light source operating system (10,11) for a vehicle (14) includes a light source (50) that generates an initial illumination beam (54). A selective...
US-7,195,309 Bodyside with integral wheelhouse structure for automotive vehicle
A bodyside for an automotive vehicle includes a folded structure having a generally horizontal floor portion and a generally vertical side portion which is...
US-7,195,308 Pillar structure for passenger vehicle
A passenger vehicle is disclosed having a vehicle body with a first pillar extending upward from a lateral side of the body. A side member extends along the body...
US-7,195,092 Occupant restraint system incorporating rotatable seat back
An occupant restraint system (11) for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a rollover sensor (30) that generates a rollover signal. A seat (12) having a seat base...
US-7,195,009 Detection of a humidity sensor failure in an internal combustion engine
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-7,195,001 Fuel injector activity verification
An engine system comprising of at least one fuel injector sensor coupled to at least one fuel injector of a first group of cylinders; at least one fuel injector...
US-7,194,996 Internal combustion engine and method for auto-ignition operation of said engine
The invention relates to an internal combustion engine that can be operated in compression ignition mode, the engine comprising a fuel injector for each...
US-7,194,993 Starting an engine with valves that may be deactivated
A system and method to control engine valve timing to during the start of an internal combustion engine. Valves that may be deactivated are controlled in a...
US-7,194,854 Method for improved performance of a vehicle having an internal combustion engine
An engine control system for managing lean operation of an internal combustion engine coupled to a lean NOx trap uses an indication of vehicle activity. A target...
US-D539,448 Vehicle taillamp
US-D539,194 Automobile grille
US-7,194,436 Method and system for internet based financial auto credit application
A method and system are provided which enables automotive dealers to use a standard PC and Internet-type browser software package to enter credit/loan...
US-7,194,398 Method and apparatus for designing and developing a vehicular damper
An assembly 10 which allows a vehicular damper to be virtually created and evaluated. Particularly, the assembly 10 includes a torque producer 31, a frequency...
US-7,194,351 System and method for determining a wheel departure angle for a rollover control system
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle includes roll rate sensor (34) generating a roll rate signal, a lateral acceleration sensor (32)...
US-7,194,344 System and method to control a switchable powertrain mount
A strategy controls alternate anti-vibration modes in a switchable powertrain mount using vehicle operational status sensors and pre-selected thresholds. The...
US-7,192,257 Jet pump for boosting pressure at an inlet supplied from a sump and second fluid source
The automatic transmission for motor vehicles includes a positive displacement pump, a sump hydraulically connected by a passage to the pump inlet, a line...
US-7,192,005 Control method and controller for a solenoid-operated electrohydraulic control valve
A method and system for controlling a solenoid-operated pressure regulator valve to achieve high compliance with respect to a commanded current in accordance...
US-7,191,756 System and method for controling crankshaft position during engine shutdown using cylinder pressure
Systems and methods for controlling stopping position of a crankshaft during shutdown of a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine influence cylinder...
US-7,191,747 Method for starting an internal combustion engine
The description relates to a method for starting a direct-injection internal combustion engine equipped with an engine management system and having n cylinders,...
US-7,191,739 Integral coolant reservoir and air cleaner for automotive vehicle
In integral utility assembly for an automotive vehicle includes a coolant reservoir and an air cleaner. A mounting bracket for attaching the assembly to an...
US-7,191,641 Rotary position sensing assembly for internal combustion engine
A rotary position sensing assembly for an internal combustion engine includes a mounting socket rigidly attached to a structural support of a rotating component...
US-D538,737 Center console
US-7,191,104 Method of real-time collision detection between solid geometric models
A system and method of real-time collision detection between solid geometric objects is provided. The system includes a computer system, a computer-generated...
US-7,189,275 Permeable composition, controlled release product and methods for the production thereof
A permeable composition, a controlled release product, and methods for producing the permeable composition and controlled release product. The permeable...
US-7,189,272 Movable spray painting stand
A movable spray-painting stand includes a worktable provided with four casters and having a wind-exhausting device and a filtering device assembled thereon. The...
US-7,188,890 Energy-absorbing device with a reduced initial peak load
An energy-absorbing device (34) with a reduced initial peak load (50) for enhancing the management of crash energy in an end structure (30') for a vehicle (30)....
US-7,188,883 Collapsible seat assembly
A multi-positional collapsible seat assembly for a motor vehicle is disclosed. The seat assembly includes a seat bottom having a load surface provided on an...
US-7,188,517 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-7,188,514 Method for providing an oil change indication to an operator of an internal combustion engine
A method for providing an oil change indication to an operator of an internal combustion engine having an exhaust-after-treatment system requiring regeneration,...
US-D538,208 Vehicle lower bumper
US-7,188,017 Method and apparatus for controlling a transfer case clutch to improve vehicle handling
In a motor vehicle driveline having an automatic transmission driveably connected to a transfer case whose output is continually connected to a first output, a...
US-7,188,012 Adaptive voice control and vehicle collision warning and countermeasure system
A safety system (10) for a host vehicle (12) includes a voice sensor (38) that detects voice signals from a vehicle occupant. An occupant classifier (30)...
US-7,186,281 Dust-removing device for the dust-collecting tank of a dust-collecting machine
A dust-removing device for the dust-collecting tank of a dust-collecting machine includes a guide frame installed inside the dust collecting tank and having a...
US-7,185,831 Low pressure fuel injector nozzle
A nozzle for a low pressure fuel injector that improves the control and size of the spray angle, as well as enhances the atomization of the fuel delivered to a...
US-7,185,724 Battery support structure
A vehicle support structure for supporting engine compartment accessories such as a battery. The support structure includes a first tubular frame member having a...
US-7,185,487 Adaptive engine control for low emission vehicle starting
A method for rapidly heating an emission control device in an engine exhaust uses excess air added to the exhaust via an air introduction device. After an engine...
US-7,184,879 Method for controlling valves during the stop of an engine having a variable event valvetrain
A method for controlling valves during an engine stop is presented. The valves are controlled in a manner that can quiet the engine during a stop. In addition,...
US-7,182,711 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-7,182,603 Electronic valve actuator electrical connector
An electrical connector for mounting to an electronically controlled valve assembly of an internal combustion engine and for electrically connecting the valve...
US-7,182,072 Purge fuel vapor control
A system and method for controlling the introduction of purge fuel vapor into a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine is provided. According to one aspect of...
US-7,182,065 Vehicle and method for operating an engine in a vehicle
A method for selectively adjusting an amount of fuel to an engine in a vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes an electric machine operatively connected to the...
US-7,182,047 Cooling fan system for automotive vehicle
A cooling system for an internal combustion engine mounted within a vehicle includes a radiator for rejecting heat to ambient air and an axial fan mounted within...
US-7,181,905 Lean-burn engine exhaust air-fuel and temperature management strategy for improved catalyst durability
A system is described for improving engine and vehicle performance by considering the effects of exhaust conditions on catalyst particle growth. Specifically,...
US-D537,397 Automotive door
US-D537,390 Vehicle lower rear bumper
US-7,179,539 Electromagnetic device
An electric machine made from kinetically sprayed permanent magnet material and a binder material form a composite admixture having microstructure of permanent...
US-7,178,827 Occupant ejection prevention assembly
An automotive ejection prevention assembly is provided comprising an airbag mounted within the beltline of a vehicle door. The airbag has an airbag stored...
US-7,178,615 Transport system for portable auger
A transport system is provided for a portable auger. The transport system comprises a dedicated powered drive unit to provide powered-assisted, wheel movement of...
US-7,178,503 System and method to pre-ignition in an internal combustion engine
An engine system and method are disclosed for controlling pre-ignition of an alcohol fuel. In one embodiment, the fuel injection timing is adjusted to cause the...
US-7,178,497 Inertial torque reaction management with selectively engageable counter rotating component
A system and method for managing inertial torque reaction of a powertrain include a selectively engageable counter-rotating component to reduce or eliminate...
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