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US-6,738,507 Apparatus and method for correlating part design geometry, manufacturing tool geometry, and manufactured part...
Apparatus and method useful in the process of making a forming tool, such as metal stamping tool. The apparatus (20, 22) performs a method of scanning a working...
US-6,737,964 Vehicle blind spot monitoring system
A blind spot monitoring system for a vehicle includes two pairs of stereo cameras, two displays and a controller. The stereo cameras monitor vehicle blind spots...
US-6,737,756 Power supply for an automotive vehicle using DC-to-DC converter for charge transfer
An electrical system (12) is provided for an automotive vehicle (10) having a first power source (14) with a first positive terminal (16) and first negative...
US-6,736,425 System for venting an air bag module
A system for venting an air bag module having an air bag cushion retainer ring, an air bag cushion, an inflator, at least one spring positioned and compressed...
US-6,736,229 Energy storage system for a vehicle
An energy storage system for a vehicle includes a compressed gas storage tank having a generally cylindrical outer wall and a generally cylindrical battery...
US-6,736,161 Pressure regulating valve
The invention relates to a pressure regulating valve comprising a valve body having one or more inlet openings and one or more outlet openings for a pressurized...
US-6,736,121 Method for air-fuel ratio sensor diagnosis
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, such as after an engine...
US-6,736,120 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-6,736,105 Control system for direct injection spark ignition engines with a cam profile switching device
A system and method for controlling air charge motion in the cylinder of a direct injection spark ignition engine during transitions between different combustion...
US-6,736,091 Variable compression ratio control system for internal combustion engine
A variable compression ratio control system for an internal combustion engine includes a lubrication system for selectively providing lubricating oil to...
US-6,736,024 Method and apparatus for determining the position of a shift rail
An apparatus 10 for determining the position of a shift rail 12 which is employed within a vehicle having a transmission 14. Apparatus 10 includes an offset...
US-6,736,016 Paint booth air detection system
An airflow detection system for a vehicle paint booth. The vehicle paint booth has a first zone and a second zone adjacent to the first zone. An air velocity...
US-6,735,939 System and method for monitoring and exhaust gas sensor in an engine
A system and method for monitoring a post-catalyst exhaust gas sensor in an engine is provided. The engine includes a cylinder bank coupled to a catalyst and an...
US-6,735,938 Method to control transitions between modes of operation of an engine
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-6,735,937 Engine air and fuel control
A control method for an internal combustion engine has multiple cylinder groups with at least one control device positioned between an intake manifold and a...
US-D490,170 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D490,033 Exterior of vehicle hood
US-6,735,502 Control system and method for a parallel hybrid electric vehicle
A vehicle system controller for a vehicle having an engine, a motor/generator, and subsystem controllers is provided. The vehicle system controller includes a...
US-6,734,776 Flex circuit relay
An arrangement of a flex circuit relay (7) is provided which in a preferred embodiment has a first substrate (16) and a second substrate (40). The substrates...
US-6,733,909 Fuel cell power plant with electrochemical enhanced carbon monoxide removal
The invention is an improved fuel cell system suited for application in a vehicle. Specifically, the invention provides an improved system to remove CO emissions...
US-6,733,136 Video-based immersive theater
Ultra-wide field-of-view images are projected onto a spherical or near-spherical screen that wraps around viewers to provide a visually immersive effect. Images...
US-6,733,067 Vehicular bed assembly
A vehicle bed assembly including a frontwall, a pair of sidewalls, a backwall, and a bed portion. The walls and the bed portion include stiffening ribs that...
US-6,733,063 Liftgate with low-liftover liftglass
A motor vehicle includes a rear body opening that is closed by an upwardly-pivoting liftgate assembly that itself defines, when in a closed position, a secondary...
US-6,733,060 Cargo storage device for a vehicle
The present invention provides a cargo storage device for a vehicle having a passenger space and an end gate including a back end situated adjacent a ...
US-6,732,953 Winshield washer system with hydrocarbon separator
A windshield washer system for an automotive vehicle includes a washer fluid reservoir having washer fluid therein and a separator for receiving washer fluid...
US-6,732,723 Method and system for controlling EGR rate in diesel engines
A method and system for controlling EGR rats of an internal combustion engine includes measuring a mass airflow passing to the intake throttle and a desired mass...
US-6,732,697 Inertial balancing system for internal combustion engine
A reciprocating internal combustion engine balancing system includes multiple reciprocating balancers attached to the cylinder block at the front and rear ends...
US-6,732,683 Crankshaft for a reciprocating internal combustion engine
The invention relates to a crankshaft (1) for a reciprocating internal combustion engine, in which the connecting rods are mounted, with an eccentric sleeve (4)...
US-6,732,680 Internal combustion engine with liquid coolant pump
An internal combustion engine includes a coolant pump having an axially directed rotary pumping element which is functionally housed between upstream and...
US-6,732,578 Lean engine with brake system
A direct injection engine is coupled to a vacuum brake booster wherein vacuum created from engine pumping is used to supplement driver braking force. The brake...
US-D489,659 Vehicle side view mirror
US-D489,658 Vehicle side view mirror
US-D489,657 Vehicle side view mirror
US-D489,656 Vehicle right front fender
US-6,732,041 Method and system for inferring intake manifold pressure 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-6,732,005 Method and system for reducing errors in a manufacturing process
A method and system (10) for reducing errors in a vehicle manufacturing process is provided. The system is a non-segmented network that includes a plurality of...
US-6,731,761 Wireless remote speakers for an automotive vehicle
A remote speaker system (14) for an automotive vehicle (10) has a holder (22) fixedly mounted within the vehicle (10). A speaker assembly (19) having a speaker...
US-6,731,239 System and method for retrieving information using position coordinates
A system and method for providing information related to geographical sites based on position coordinates of a user information retrieval device. The user...
US-6,730,913 Active night vision system for vehicles employing short-pulse laser illumination and a gated camera for image...
A method of detecting objects with a night vision system is provided. The night vision system includes a light source and a camera. The method includes...
US-6,730,864 Sensor arrangement for determining selector drum position
A sensor arrangement (10) for determining the selector drum position of a selector drum, in particular of a transmission controller, having a sensor disc (11)...
US-6,729,284 Internal combustion engine with variable cam timing oil filter with restrictor arrangement
An automotive engine arrangement 7 is provided having a VCT unit 96 wherein a lubrication oil restrictor 152 is incorporated with the VCT unit oil filter 127....
US-6,729,278 Dual coil, dual lift electromechanical valve actuator
A dual coil, dual lift electromechanical valve actuator (10) that provides a closed valve position (P1), first high lift position (P2), and second low lift...
US-D489,299 Exterior of vehicle hood
US-6,728,685 Communication schema of online reporting system and method related to online orders for consumer products...
An online communication schema for reporting related to online ordering and tracking is provided. The communication schema comprises an order message having...
US-6,728,617 Method for determining a danger zone for a pre-crash sensing system in a vehicle having a countermeasure system
A pre-crash sensing system (10) for a source vehicle (50) having a source vehicle length and a source vehicle width that is coupled to a countermeasure system...
US-6,727,670 Battery current limiter for a high voltage battery pack in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A battery current limiter and current-limiting method for a battery system and an electric motor in a hybrid automotive vehicle powertrain. The battery current...
US-6,725,830 Method for split ignition timing for idle speed control of an engine
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, such as after an engine...
US-6,725,828 Vortex-induced stratification combustion for direct injection spark ignition engines
A system and method for controlling combustion in a direct injection spark ignition internal combustion engine inject fuel directly into a combustion chamber in...
US-6,725,825 Method and system for controlling combustion mode in an internal combustion engine
A method and system for controlling combustion mode in an internal combustion engine is disclosed. A method for controlling a multi-cylinder internal combustion...
US-6,725,140 Method and apparatus for determining lateral velocity of a motor vehicle in closed form for all road and...
An apparatus for determining lateral velocity of an automotive vehicle (10) includes a vehicle speed sensor (20), a roll rate sensor (34), a yaw rate sensor...
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