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US-7,066,121 Cylinder and valve mode control for an engine with valves that may be deactivated
A method to select cylinder and valve operational modes in an internal combustion engine with valves that may be deactivated. A simplified method to select...
US-7,065,889 Tool and a method for assessing an indicator mark position
A tool for assessing the position of an indicator mark disposed on a seat of a vehicle. The tool includes an arm adapted to contact an anchorage and a plurality...
US-D523,792 Automotive hood
US-D523,778 Automotive exterior
US-D523,647 Automotive seat
US-7,063,195 Dual clutch assembly for a motor vehicle powertrain
Apparatus for transmitting torque between a power source and a transmission, includes first and second coaxial input shafts, a housing, first bearing rotatably...
US-7,063,062 Valve selection for an engine operating in a multi-stroke cylinder mode
A method to control valve patterns in a cylinder operating in a multi-stroke cylinder mode. Valves are controlled to improve drivability and emissions.
US-7,062,853 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-D523,384 Vehicle wheel
US-7,062,749 Measuring, monitoring and tracking enterprise communications and processes
The present invention comprises apparatus and systems for measuring, monitoring, tracking and simulating enterprise communications and processes. A central...
US-7,059,460 Hydraulic coupling system
A hydraulic coupling system includes a pump, a controller, a clutch assembly, and a valve. The clutch assembly includes an actuator and a multi-disk clutch pack...
US-7,059,447 Automotive vehicle steering system having an electric motor powered linear actuator shaft for turning a steered...
An automotive vehicle steering system has an actuator (12) for steering a wheel (10). A shaft (28) passes axially through the interior of a housing (14) of the...
US-7,059,313 Software fuel volatility measurement
A system is described using a fuel quality sensor or an estimate of fuel volatility for controlling various aspects of engine operation. For example, improved...
US-7,059,296 Method for auto-ignition operation and computer readable storage device
The invention relates to an internal combustion engine comprising a fuel injector (2) for each cylinder; a fuel injection control unit (4) for controlling fuel...
US-7,059,114 Hydrogen fueled spark ignition engine
A hydrogen fueled reciprocating spark ignition engine includes a fuel system for providing gaseous hydrogen to the cylinders of the engine and a lean NOx trap...
US-7,059,112 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. Degradation...
US-D522,941 Vehicle windshield
US-7,058,500 Method and system for determining cylinder position with an internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine having a crankshaft rotatable within an engine block of the engine and at least one camshaft driven by the crankshaft. The...
US-7,055,640 Fuel cut-off control system for a vehicle
A fuel cut-off control system (12) for a vehicle (10) is provided. This system (12) includes one or more crash sensors (24) for detecting a fuel cut-off event...
US-7,055,483 Quick starting engine with electromechanical valves
A system and method to control engine valve timing so that an internal combustion engine may be quickly started. Electromechanical valves are controlled to allow...
US-7,055,313 Engine control system and method with lean catalyst and particulate filter
A method for controlling reductant added to an exhaust of an engine having a lean NOx catalyst and a particulate filter adjusts a reductant amount during...
US-7,055,202 Tire rotating machine
A machine for rotating a tire disposed on a vehicle. The machine includes a roller and a roller cover. Contaminants on a tire may be captured by the roller cover...
US-7,054,738 Method for estimating engine friction torque
Algorithms for real-time estimation of the engine friction torque in a vehicle powertrain are disclosed. Engine friction torque is estimated at start and at...
US-7,054,737 Power electronics circuit with voltage regulator for electromechanical valve actuator of an internal combustion...
A dual coil half bridge converter adapted to be coupled to a dual coil actuator of a cylinder valve in an internal combustion engine is described. In one...
US-7,053,746 Pencil ignition coil
A magnetic core assembly for an ignition coil assembly allows unique exterior shapes to be formed by an outer insulation layer, while speeding up the...
US-7,051,831 Method and apparatus for maintaining a connection between a vehicle and a fuel source
An apparatus 10 which allows a transmission 18 to be selectively shifted from a parked gear arrangement to another gear arrangement when the fuel door 13 is...
US-7,051,705 Control system parameter monitor
A control system parameter monitor determines a difference between a desired and estimated or measured parameter value, applies a weighting factor to the...
US-7,051,547 Air conditioning system for a motor vehicle
The invention relates to an air conditioning system for motor vehicles, which contains a connection piece for a pressure switch/pressure sensor, said connection...
US-7,051,514 System and method for reducing NOx emissions after fuel cut-off events
A method of controlling exhaust emission oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from an internal combustion engine (ICE) includes the steps of determining when an engine speed...
US-D521,791 Window blind tilt actuator
US-7,048,667 Power split transaxle for producing stepless reverse, forward and geared neutral speed ratios
The invention relates to a power split drive train that includes a variable speed ratio path and a fixed speed ratio path. An epicyclic gearset, driven at two...
US-7,048,104 Selective bypass of solenoid-controlled supply to friction elements of an automatic transmission
A hydraulic system for controlling the engagement and disengagement of a friction element includes a source of line pressure, a source of exhaust pressure, a...
US-7,047,932 Method to improve fuel economy in lean burn engines with variable-displacement-like characteristics
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-7,047,928 Method for casting an iron alloy reinforced aluminum alloy engine block
A method of high pressure die casting in iron alloy reinforcements for main bearing scantlings in an aluminum alloy engine block for an internal combustion...
US-7,047,867 Oscillating device for adjusting the displacement of a fluid pump
A device for adjusting the displacement of a fluid pump includes a swashplate supported for pivotal movement about a first axis, and an engine having first and...
US-7,047,729 Control method and system for diesel particulate filter regeneration
A method and system for controlling regeneration in a particulate filter coupled to an internal combustion engine. The method controls hydrocarbon injection into...
US-D521,434 Automotive door
US-7,047,126 Engine shut-down for engine having adjustable valve timing
A method for operating at least an intake and exhaust valve in a cylinder with a piston of an engine in a vehicle, comprising during conditions of an engine...
US-7,047,120 Vehicle and method for controlling brake system indicators
An instrument panel for a vehicle has an anti-lock braking system and a regenerative braking system. A method is used to control the brake system indicators on...
US-7,046,167 Adaptive collision load path modification system for vehicle collision compatibility
An adaptive collision load path modification system (10) for a vehicle (12) includes multiple object detection sensors (14) that generate object detection...
US-7,045,983 System for controlling motor speed by altering magnetic field of the motor
The present invention provides a system for controlling the speed of a motor by altering the magnetic field of the motor. The system includes field modification...
US-7,044,885 Engine system and method for enabling 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-7,044,848 Fresh air intake for a vehicle
An air intake for a vehicle that facilitates air transfer from an ambient environment outside the vehicle to a vehicle space is provided. The air intake inhibits...
US-7,044,014 Dual clutch automatic transaxle
A multiple speed transaxle includes first and second input shafts, first and second output shafts, a layshaft, an idler shaft, a first set of selectable torque...
US-7,043,926 Cargo area grocery chiller
Method and apparatus for supplying refrigerated air to a localized volume in a vehicle, suitable for the transport of groceries and other perishables. The...
US-7,043,901 Device and method for internal combustion engine control
A system for an engine has an upstream emission control device with a washcoat having a predetermined amount of precious metal disassociated with NOx storage...
US-7,043,816 Method of making a two-piece super-plastic formed lightweight aluminum door
A method of making a vehicle door assembly by assembling a super-plastic formed inner door panel with a super-plastic formed outer panel. A flanging and roll...
US-D520,927 Automotive front end
US-7,043,349 Method and system for inferring exhaust temperature 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-D520,432 Vehicle wheel
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