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US-6,826,902 Method and apparatus for estimating oxygen storage capacity and stored NOx in a lean NOx trap (LNT)
A method for predicting oxygen capacity of an LNT during storage phase of such LNT and the amount of NOx stored in the LNT during purge phase thereof as a...
US-6,826,497 Method for monitoring production and quality
A method for monitoring assembly plant production and quality, particularly relative to painting processes for vehicles. The method includes painting a plurality...
US-6,823,843 System and method to minimize the amount of NOx released from a NOx trap
A method is described for controlling lean and rich operation of an internal combustion engine coupled to a lean NOx trap. In one example, the termination of the...
US-6,823,842 Method and system for reducing engine spark knock during rapid transient
A method for controlling spark timing. A plurality of tables provides borderline timing data contributors for each of a corresponding one of a plurality of...
US-6,823,740 Method of selecting a critical plane for multi-event fatigue life prediction
A method and system for selecting a critical plane. The critical plane can then be used to leverage off of uniaxial fatigue theory to predict the fatigue life of...
US-6,823,663 Exhaust gas aftertreatment systems
A system and a method for effective NOx and particulate matter control in a diesel or other lean burn internal combustion engine is presented. The system...
US-6,820,924 Method of improving impact absorbing and deformation control characteristics of vehicle components
A crush rail or other structural member of a vehicle is provided with crush triggers. The crush triggers are formed by heating localized areas of the crush rail...
US-6,820,910 Tailgate lift assist system
The invention provides a tailgate lift assist system and associated methods and apparatus that provide controlled force at various points as a tailgate is...
US-6,820,677 Method of making a spray formed article
A method of making a spray formed article includes the steps of providing a sand pattern and spraying metal material toward the sand pattern to form the desired...
US-6,820,599 System and method for reducing Nox emissions during transient conditions in a diesel fueled vehicle with EGR
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-6,820,597 Engine system and dual 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-6,820,589 Idle speed control method and system
A method and system for generating an idle control signal for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. Rotational speed, n, of the engine is measured....
US-6,819,991 Vehicle sensing based pre-crash threat assessment system
A pre-crash assessment system 1 includes a host vehicle 3 in motion. A remote sensor 4, status monitoring sensors 5, and safety device actuators are coupled to...
US-6,817,345 Carbon Impregnation of porous ducting for evaporative emissions absorption
The present invention discloses a hydrocarbon-removing component for the air intake system of an internal combustion engine which removes hydrocarbons escaping a...
US-6,817,336 Intake manifold pressure control for variable displacement engines
A system and method for controlling a variable displacement internal combustion engine having dedicated actuators associated with a group or bank of cylinders...
US-D498,444 Front bumper fascia
US-6,816,764 Suspension coordinator subsystem and method
A vehicle control system (10) including a vehicle motion control subsystem (12) that has an input receiving an intended driving demand (14) and a plurality of...
US-6,816,747 Computer-implemented system and process for improving manufacturing productivity
One aspect of the present invention relates, to a computer-implemented system for improving manufacturing productivity. The system is comprised of at least one...
US-6,814,372 Method for apparatus for venting an inflatable restraint assembly
An apparatus 10 for venting an inflatable restraint assembly 12. The apparatus 10 includes a conventional pyrotechnic cylinder 30 which is communicatively...
US-6,813,884 Method of treating diesel exhaust gases
A diesel exhaust treatment system and method of oxidizing NO to NO.sub.2 at low temperatures are provided. The system utilizes a platinum catalyst on a...
US-6,813,883 System and method for controlling engine air/fuel ratio during hydrocarbon trap purging
A method and system are provided for controlling the air/fuel ratio provided to an internal combustion engine during the time period when a hydrocarbon trap,...
US-6,813,882 System and method for removing NOx from an emission control device
A system and method for removing NOx from an emission control device is provided. The emission control device is coupled adjacent and downstream of an oxidation...
US-D498,193 Vehicle cab front door
US-D498,192 Vehicle cab rear door
US-D498,187 Vehicle front grill
US-6,813,561 Relative positioning for vehicles using GPS enhanced with bluetooth range finding
A relative vehicle positioning system for a vehicle includes a GPS antenna adapted to receive satellite signals generated in response to relative vehicle...
US-6,812,860 System and method of providing information to an onboard information device in a vehicle
A system and method of providing information to an onboard information device in a vehicle includes an onboard information device, such that the onboard...
US-6,811,197 Housing assembly for electrical energy storage device
A housing assembly for an electrical energy storage device includes a support structure arranged within a passenger compartment of a vehicle, a combined...
US-6,810,939 Spray formed articles made of boron steel and method for making the same
The present invention relates to a method of spray forming a boron steel metal article, and to the formed article. In at least one embodiment, the method...
US-6,810,841 Electronic valve actuator control system and method
A method and system for controlling a valve of an internal combustion engine. The system includes an electromagnet actuator having a coil and an armature...
US-6,810,707 Compressed-radius hem-forming process and tool
A tool and process utilizing the tool for forming a compressed-radius hem on a sheet metal assembly is provided. A concave portion on the tool is formed by at...
US-6,810,661 Method and system for freeze protecting liquid NOx reductants for vehicle application
A method and system for freeze protecting liquid NO.sub.x reductants, preferably used in vehicle applications, wherein a liquid NO.sub.x reductant, carried...
US-6,810,660 System for minimizing the impact of poisoning of automotive exhaust aftertreatment systems
An exhaust aftertreatment system for an internal combustion engine is disclosed which mitigates deleterious poisoning of a catalytic converter or exhaust gas...
US-6,810,659 Method for determining emission control system operability
An engine diagnostic system for use with an internal combustion engine coupled to a lean NOx trap with a sensor coupled downstream of the trap. The sensor...
US-D497,851 Vehicle rear bumper
US-6,809,870 Night vision system utilizing an illumination module and a method related thereto
A night vision system 10 is provided for detecting objects at relatively low visible light levels. The system 10 includes light source 14. The system 10 further...
US-6,807,958 Valve assembly and method for controlling flow of gases from an engine crankcase to an engine intake manifold
A valve assembly and method for controlling flow of gases through a passage between an engine crankcase and an engine intake manifold is provided. The method...
US-D497,579 Bumper lower valance
US-D497,578 Vehicle front bumper
US-D497,577 Exterior of vehicle front bumper
US-6,807,518 Method for analyzing product information
A method for analyzing vehicle information. The method utilizes a multi-dimensional relational database or a data cube and On Line Analytical Processing...
US-6,807,474 Method for controlling torque and a system for carrying out the method
A method and a system in a vehicle to control the input torque to a drivetrain member (4) connected to an engine (2) is presented. The method comrises the steps...
US-6,805,949 Method for enhancing adhesion of metal particles to ceramic models
One method of the present invention relates to a method for enhancing adhesion of spraying metal to a ceramic model. The method is comprised of providing the...
US-6,805,647 Hybrid electric vehicle auxiliary oil pump
An automatic transmission for a hybrid electric vehicle where an engine is shut down during vehicle stops to improve fuel economy. The automatic transmission...
US-6,805,188 Method and arrangement for heat treatment before the execution of sprayform techniques
A method for implementing pre-heat treatment before spray forming begins to achieve stress control in the manufacture of a spray formed metallic article involves...
US-6,805,095 System and method for estimating and controlling cylinder air charge in a direct injection internal combustion...
A method for controlling cylinder charge in a direct-injection, spark-ignition engine. The engine includes an intake manifold and an electronically controlled...
US-6,805,083 Cam cover gasket
A cam cover gasket 207 is provided which includes a generally compliant first material 210 having an upper surface for contact with a cover 200 and a lower...
US-6,804,951 On-board diagnostic catalyst monitoring system
A method for determining the effectiveness of a catalyst to remove emissions from the exhaust of an internal combustion engine. The method includes measuring an...
US-D497,338 Vehicle running board
US-6,804,584 Method for determining the roll angle of a vehicle using an estimation of road bank angle
A method for determining road bank angle in a vehicle includes a lateral acceleration sensor (22) that generates a lateral acceleration signal. A yaw rate sensor...
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