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US-7,017,980 Vehicle load floor
A load floor (14) for attachment to a rear portion (18) of a vehicle floorpan (20). The load floor (14) includes a one-piece body (42) that has a panel portion...
US-7,017,539 Engine breathing in an engine with mechanical and electromechanical valves
A system to control valves of an internal combustion engine. Electromechanical valves are controlled in a manner to reduce hydrocarbon emissions of an internal...
US-7,017,360 Control method for a vehicle having an engine and an accessory device
A method for controlling cycling of an air conditioning compressor coupled to an internal combustion engine interrupts normal cycling based on operation...
US-7,017,340 Hydrokinetic torque converter for an automatic vehicle transmission
A hydrokinetic torque converter assembly for use with a geared transmission in a vehicle powertrain. The transmission includes a gear pump with a pump driving...
US-7,017,338 Diesel particulate filter pressure monitor
A low cost particulate filter pressure monitoring system and method are presented. The differential pressure across the filter is estimated based on an...
US-D517,965 Vehicle wheel lip molding
US-7,016,858 Integrated supplier secondary characteristic reporting method
Within a method for monitoring for a business a secondary characteristic of a supplier which supplies the business, there is first provided a reporting database...
US-7,016,776 Magnetic powder torque transfer clutch for controlling slip across a differential mechanism
A control for a differential including magnetic powder torque transfer clutch for controlling slip across the differential mechanism. The clutch includes a first...
US-7,016,774 System for scheduling the servicing of equipment
A computerized, Internet-based method and system for scheduling the servicing a set of items of equipment such as a fleet of motor vehicles each requiring the...
US-7,014,934 Tubular flat plate fuel cells and method of making the same
A solid oxide fuel cell employs an array of tubular flat plates that are sealed only at their extremities using compliant seals. The seals may be formed of talc...
US-7,014,592 System and method for controlling an automatic transmission in a vehicle
A method for controlling an automatic transmission in a vehicle is provided. The method selectively provides automatic engine braking for the vehicle. When it is...
US-7,014,001 High-voltage energy regulated conversion circuit
A high-voltage energy regulated conversion circuit (HVERCC) (12) for coupling to a vehicle bus (24) includes a battery bus (28) and a heater bus (29). A...
US-D517,449 Pick up truck
US-7,013,213 Method for controlling starting of an engine in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A method for controlling starting of an internal combustion engine in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having multiple power flow paths to vehicle traction...
US-7,012,551 Method of anti-blinding for active night vision system
A night vision system for a vehicle includes a first light source for illuminating a region proximate the vehicle, the light source generating a first night...
US-7,011,361 Automotive vehicle body having tailor welded blanks
An automotive vehicle body includes a floor structure, a roof structure and a door opening panel welded to the floor and roof structure. The door opening panel...
US-7,011,239 Telescoping roof basket assembly for a vehicle
A telescoping roof basket assembly (10) for attachment to a roof (12) of a vehicle (14) is provided. The basket assembly (10) includes a pair of rails (18)...
US-7,011,075 Engine shut-down for engine having adjustable valve timing
A method for discontinuing combustion in a cylinder of an internal combustion engine having an intake manifold and an emission control device coupled downstream...
US-7,010,844 Method for assembling components using split seal
A method for assembling components that are sealed hydraulically or pneumatically includes forming an outer component having an inner surface, a groove for...
US-7,010,409 Reference signal generator for an integrated sensing system
A vehicle control system includes a sensor cluster within a housing generating a plurality of signals including a roll rate signal, a pitch rate signal, a yaw...
US-7,010,407 One-way orifice for controlling a supply flow rate and permitting rapid reverse flow
In a hydraulic system for controlling the rate at which fluid flows to an oncoming clutch and for quickly disengaging the clutch, a source of pressurized fluid,...
US-7,009,500 Method for operating a pre-crash sensing system in a vehicle having a countermeasure system using stereo cameras
A pre-crash sensing system is coupled to a countermeasure system that has at least a first countermeasure and a second countermeasure. The pre-crash sensing...
US-7,007,509 Method of making glass compositions for ceramic electrolyte electrochemical conversion assemblies and...
A method of making 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...
US-7,007,461 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-7,007,458 Vehicle having an emission control device diagnostic computer
A computer controlled diagnostic system is described that monitors catalyst activity of an upstream catalyst using a sensor located downstream of a downstream...
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...
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