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US-6,879,906 Engine control and catalyst monitoring based on estimated catalyst gain
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine determine a catalyst gain based on an exhaust gas sensor positioned upstream relative to a...
US-6,878,651 Glass compositions for ceramic electrolyte electrochemical conversion devices
A glass composition consisting essentially by mol percent of about 55<SiO.sub.2 <75; 5<BaO<30; and 2 <MgO<22 for use as a matrix of composite...
US-6,877,575 Method and apparatus for controlling the speed of an engine within a hybrid electric vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle drive system or transaxle 10 including an internal combustion engine 12, a generator/motor 14 which is coupled to engine 12 by use of a...
US-6,877,480 Idle speed compensation in a pedal map
A method of controlling torque output of an engine including receiving an acceleration pedal position signal and receiving an engine speed signal. The method...
US-D503,914 Pickup box outer
US-D503,912 Vehicle fender
US-6,876,919 Cylinder specific performance parameter computed for an internal combustion engine
A method for estimating a cylinder specific performance parameter for a specific cylinder of an internal combustion engine for each firing attempt, which relies...
US-6,876,916 Method and system for inferring torque output of a variable compression ratio engine
A method for operating a variable compression ratio internal combustion engine includes the steps of determining a compression ratio operating state of the...
US-6,876,176 Toroidally wound induction motor-generator with selectable number of poles and vector control
A system including an induction machine with a toroidally wound stator and a squirrel cage rotor is presented. The toroidally wound stator has a plurality of...
US-6,875,964 Apparatus for electromagnetic forming, joining and welding
There is disclosed herein an apparatus for electromagnetic forming, joining or welding a workpiece, the apparatus including at least two multi-turn solenoid...
US-6,874,837 Lift assisted tailgate system for automotive vehicle
An automotive vehicle has a door adapted to pivot about a generally horizontal pivot axis, with the door including a shell defining a space surrounded by the...
US-6,874,490 Method and system of adaptive learning for engine exhaust gas sensors
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-6,874,312 Oxidant storage capacity estimation
A method for determining the efficiency of a three-way catalyst is presented. It is shown that more accurate results are achieved if the efficiency estimates are...
US-6,873,944 Method of real time collision detection between geometric models
A method of real time collision detection between geometric models includes the steps of identifying a current tracking point of a force feedback device...
US-6,872,353 Method of molding using compact molding apparatus
A molding method utilizing a moveable mold platen which may hold, have affixed to, or carry a first portion of a mold or molds. A second or door platen may hold,...
US-6,871,904 Composite pickup box for automotive vehicle
A composite pickup box for an automotive vehicle is constructed of extruded floor beams combined with extruded wall sections and extruded corner sections. An...
US-6,871,889 Impact energy transmitting arrangement
An impact energy transmitting arrangement (10) for transmitting energy, which arises during impact between a vehicle (12) on which the arrangement (10) is...
US-6,871,620 Variable cam timing unit oil supply arrangement
An internal combustion engine arrangement 7 with a variable cam timing unit pressurized oil supply arrangement 49 is provided. A first pump 44 delivers oil...
US-6,871,617 Method of correcting valve timing in engine having electromechanical valve actuation
A method to compute, store, and inject adaptive valve timing corrections in a camless valvetrain architecture where a measurable (based on the resolution of the...
US-D503,368 Pickup box outer
US-6,871,182 Engineering change decision analysis system and methodology
A system and method of operating a computer to perform risk and decision analysis of an engineering design change in a product are provided. The method includes...
US-6,869,135 Body section
The present invention relates to a metal profile (1), for a vehicle body section. The profile includes side walls (10a, 10b), a base plate (8) and two support...
US-6,868,926 Hybrid electric vehicle and a method for operating a hybrid electric vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle 10 and a method for operating the hybrid electric vehicle 10 is provided. Combustion is made to occur within the internal combustion...
US-6,868,827 Method for controlling transitions between operating modes of an engine for rapid heating of an emission...
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-6,868,667 Method for rapid catalyst heating
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-D503,138 Pickup box outer
US-D503,137 Pickup box outer
US-D503,135 Bumper lower valance
US-6,868,328 Diesel engine fuel control system
A method and system for controlling fuel for an internal combustion engine. Two fuel demand signals are provided, one from an idle speed fuel controller (i.e., a...
US-6,867,524 Rotor skew methods for permanent magnet motors
A permanent magnet motor to reduce torque ripple includes a rotor having at least three segments. Each of the three segments is formed sequentially adjacent and...
US-6,866,609 Continuously variable traction drive with traction rollers having a caster angle
A traction drive having multiple toroidal discs and power rollers located in toroidal cavities defined by the discs. Each roller is mounted in a trunnion and the...
US-6,866,463 E-frame and dolly system for stocking production lines
A component part container delivery rack used in manufacturing operations. An E-frame defining at least two compartments that are open on at least one side that...
US-6,866,350 Regenerative braking on an electrical vehicle when towed
Regenerative braking is actuated in an electrical vehicle during towing of the vehicle to recharge the battery and brake the vehicle. When a driver of a towing...
US-6,865,917 Flanging and hemming process with radial compression of the blank stretched surface
A method and tool for forming a hem flange pre-hem and a final hem on a sheet metal panel wherein elastomeric tooling elements are used to apply radial...
US-6,864,783 Potential collision detection and reversing aid system
A collision warning and countermeasure system (10) for an automotive vehicle (12) is provided. The system (10) includes a transmission gear sensor (20) that...
US-6,864,782 Backup aid system and method for detecting the presence of a trailer attached thereto
A backup aid system (14) for detecting the presence of a trailer (12) includes a trailer connector (52a) and a backup aid controller (50) that has an input (66)...
US-6,863,302 Side impact automotive crash sensor system
A side impact crash detection system (12) for an automotive vehicle (10) is provided that has a side impact sensor (16) that generates a relative closing...
US-6,863,058 System and method for reducing NOx emissions during transient conditions in a diesel fueled vehicle
The present invention is a dual-stage fuel injection strategy for compression ignition engines in which 15-40% of the fuel is injected into the combustion...
US-6,862,879 Diesel aftertreatment system
A method for improving NOx conversion efficiency of a lean exhaust gas aftertreatment device by determining an accurate amount of reductant required is...
US-6,862,537 Sensor fusion system architecture
A sensor system for generating information useful for determining the environment surrounding a vehicle includes multiple sensing zones, with each zone using...
US-6,862,511 Vehicle torque coordination
Torque demand is coordinated in a vehicle. Information defining at least one torque production limitation for a first torque producing device is received. A...
US-6,862,443 Remote communication system for use with a vehicle
This invention relates to a remote communication system for use with a vehicle, comprising a first communication unit (1), located within a vehicle (2), said...
US-6,861,820 Control strategy for an electric motor using real time predictions of motor capability based on thermal...
A system and method for controlling an electric motor using real time predictions of motor capability based on thermal modeling and measurements is provided. The...
US-6,860,244 Engine control with operating mode detection
A system and method for detecting an operating mode of an engine or engine component modulate a first engine parameter and analyze a change in a second engine...
US-6,860,100 Degradation detection method for an engine having a NOx sensor
An engine diagnostic system for use with an internal combustion engine coupled to a lean NOx trap with a NOx sensor coupled downstream of the trap is disclosed....
US-6,860,067 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-D502,563 Front light to an automobile
US-6,859,705 Method for operating a pre-crash sensing system with object classifier in a vehicle having a countermeasure system
A control system (10) for an automotive vehicle (50) coupled to a countermeasure system having a countermeasure includes an object sensor system (18) generating...
US-6,859,674 Method for designing and acquiring a machining system based upon performance characteristics
A method for designing and acquiring a machine by the use of benchmark machines which perform a certain function or operation in a desired manner. Certain...
US-6,859,148 Blind spot warning system for an automotive vehicle
A warning system (12) for a source vehicle (10) is illustrated. A camera (20) generates a plurality of images. A controller (30) is coupled to an indicator (36)....
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