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US-7,158,015 Vision-based method and system for automotive parking aid, reversing aid, and pre-collision sensing application
A vision-based object detection decision-making system (10) for a vehicle (12) includes multiple vision sensing systems (14) that have vision receivers (20) and...
US-7,157,026 Method of manufacturing a trunk release handle for automobiles
An emergency trunk release handle for an automobile displays the graphics explaining the use and function of the handle by cutting out the material from the...
US-7,156,598 Waffle stud for insert molded plastic members
A fastener is configured for use in the manufacture of molded plastic components that will be subsequently attached to other components by the fastener. The low...
US-7,156,542 Vehicle headlight system having digital beam-forming optics
A vehicle headlight system including a light source, digital beam forming optics optically coupled to the light source, and a memory storing a plurality of light...
US-7,156,454 Mechanism for preventing closure of automobile doors
A linkage mechanism operably associated with the front and rear doors of an automotive vehicle that pivots a bumper device into an interfering position with...
US-7,156,439 Automotive wet trunk storage compartment with drain
A recessed storage well is formed in the rear load floor of an automotive vehicle to provide cargo transport capabilities for wet cargo. The recessed storage...
US-7,156,417 Automotive side impact protection
An automotive side impact assembly 10 is provided. The automotive side impact assembly 10 includes a door assembly 18 having a door body portion 20 and a window...
US-7,156,082 Controlling spark for an engine with controllable valves
A system and method to control spark in a cylinder of a multi-cylinder engine. Spark can be controlled in a cylinder while reducing the possibility of producing...
US-7,156,077 Fuel system for internal combustion engine
A fuel system for an internal combustion engine uses a fuel pump having an internally mounted pressure-responsive buffer which increases the volume available for...
US-7,156,072 Computer controlled engine valve operation
An electronic valve actuation system and control method is described. The valve timing is changed between early and late intake valve closing depending on engine...
US-7,156,070 Method for auto-ignition operation and computer readable storage device for use with an internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine that can be operated in compression ignition mode, comprising a fuel injector (2) for each cylinder; a fuel injection control unit...
US-7,155,901 Catalyst temperature control on an electrically throttled engine
A method to regulate catalyst temperature by adjusting engine air and fuel amounts. The method provides catalyst temperature regulation while reducing fuel...
US-7,155,793 Method for producing a load sharing arrangement of planet pinions and gears for a Ravigneaux gearset
The method includes the steps of determining a number of gear teeth for each gear and pinion that, in combination, would produce desired gear ratios. Current...
US-D534,461 Vehicle grille
US-7,155,673 System and method of interactive evaluation of a geometric model
A system and method of interactive evaluation of a geometric model is provided. The method includes the steps of acquiring a haptic device position and...
US-7,155,435 Method for resolving issues within a team environment
A system and method is adapted to utilize the Internet as a medium for providing information and data management and sharing between diverse project team...
US-7,154,068 Method and system for a vehicle battery temperature control
A system for heating a vehicle battery and a method for using the same. The system and method enable energy flow from the battery to a heater to heat the battery...
US-7,152,873 Overhead automotive airbag design
An automotive overhead airbag assembly is provided including an airbag mounted on an inside surface of a vehicle roof at an airbag mount position. The airbag has...
US-7,152,579 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-7,152,571 Lubrication system having a gasket with integrated lubrication channel
The present invention is directed to a lubrication system having a gasket with integrated lubrication channel for providing lubrication to the surface of an...
US-7,152,568 Internal combustion engine
A cylinder block for an internal combustion engine which, in use, supports a rotary crankshaft 40, the block having pairs of opposed lock width surfaces 37...
US-D534,113 Vehicle wheel cover
US-D534,105 Vehicle lower front bumper
US-7,151,987 System for reducing powertrain reaction torque
A system is provided for controlling the inertia of a vehicle's powertrain during sudden braking events. Torque generated by rapid deceleration of the vehicle's...
US-D533,817 Vehicle front bumper
US-D533,816 Automobile upper front bumper
US-7,147,416 Cargo restraint straps for automobiles
A flexible cargo restraining straps mounted on the sidewalls of the rear cargo area of an automotive vehicle to receive and restrain small cargo items from...
US-7,147,411 Gundrill
A method of forming deep holes and a gundrill therefore is disclosed. The gundrill has an elongate tubular shank and a cutting tip, each provided with a tubular...
US-7,147,239 Wheel creep control of hydraulic hybrid vehicle using regenerative braking
A system according to this invention opposes creep in a hydraulic hybrid motor vehicle. An accumulator contains fluid at high pressure, and a reservoir contains...
US-7,147,078 Charging a fluid accumulator while operating a hybrid vehicle powertrain including an engine and a pump/motor
A system for replenishing a source of pressurized fluid for use in driving the wheels of a motor vehicle includes an accumulator containing fluid at relatively...
US-7,146,960 Engine shut down using fluid pump to control crankshaft stopping position
Systems and methods for controlling stopping position of a crankshaft during shutdown of an internal combustion engine control a fluid pressure to control a...
US-7,146,799 Computer controlled engine air-fuel ratio adjustment
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-D533,694 Dust collector
US-D533,485 Vehicle grille
US-D533,484 Automobile grille
US-D533,483 Automobile grille
US-7,146,266 Controlling a hydraulic hybrid vehicle powertrain having an internal combustion engine and a hydraulic pump/motor
A motor vehicle powertrain system according to this invention controls the magnitudes of torque produced by multiple power sources that drive the vehicle wheels....
US-7,146,261 Vehicle control system for exiting ruts
A vehicle control system adapted to facilitate exiting of ruts includes an active steering system having a steerable wheel defining a steering angle. The active...
US-7,145,783 Apparatus reducing radiated emission from electronic modules
The present invention provides an electronic module assembly with reduced EMI noise emission. The electronic module assembly of the invention includes an...
US-7,144,064 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-7,144,042 Seat belt device
A device for use together with a seat belt (3) of a seat in a vehicle (6), comprising a sensor (2) for measuring tension in the seat belt and a member (4) for...
US-7,143,864 Yaw control for an automotive vehicle using steering actuators
A stability control system (24) for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of sensors sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle. The sensors include a...
US-7,143,851 Method for controlling a wheel drive system of a hybrid vehicle
A method for operating a hybrid vehicle when starting a power source. The method includes initiating a start sequence that includes driving the power source at a...
US-7,143,727 Exhaust reductant generation in a direct injection engine with cylinder deactivation
A method for operating an internal combustion engine having at least a first and second cylinder, comprising during at least one operating condition, operating...
US-7,143,574 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-D533,119 Vehicle grille
US-7,142,100 Wheel position indicator
A wheel position indication system for a vehicle comprising a steerable wheel, a wheel position indicator and a controller. The wheel position indicator has an...
US-7,141,963 Handheld switch measurement system
A switch measurement system is disclosed for measuring characteristics of a switch while the switch is mounted to a product adjacent a product surface. The...
US-7,140,619 Roll over stability control for an automotive vehicle having an active suspension
A stability control system (24) for an automotive vehicle as includes a plurality of sensors (28 37) sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle to determine...
US-7,140,415 Method and apparatus for direct pour casting
A direct pour metal casting process and casting mold having a direct pour passage. The casting mold is filled from a bottom pour ladle that dispenses molten...
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