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US-6,974,402 Launch control of hybrid electric vehicle having a torque converterless driveline
A powertrain assembly for an automotive vehicle having an internal combustion engine, transmission, electric induction motor, a clutch for connecting and...
US-6,973,898 Piston stopper for a free piston engine
A free piston engine is configured with a pair of opposed engine cylinders located on opposite sides of a fluid pumping assembly. An inner piston assembly...
US-6,973,776 Exhaust gas aftertreatment systems
A system for effective NOx control in a diesel or other lean burn internal combustion engine is presented. The system includes a urea-based SCR catalyst having...
US-6,972,675 Vehicle turn signal system
A turn signal system includes at least one sensor detecting road markers and generating therefrom road marker signals. A turn signal deactivates in response to a...
US-6,971,702 Molding for preventing spalling of automotive windshields
A windshield trim molding is affixed to the peripheral edge of an automotive windshield during the manufacturing process of mounting the windshield on an...
US-6,971,699 Modular vehicle rail system for vehicle
A modular vehicle system for a vehicle includes one or more elongated modular members adapted to be coupled to an interior portion of a vehicle. One or more...
US-6,971,357 Method for preparing an internal combustion engine for starting
The invention relates to a method for improving the initial conditions for starting a direct injection, spark-ignition internal combustion engine. Measures, such...
US-6,971,349 Integrated solenoid board and cam ladder
An internal combustion engine cylinder head camshaft bearing ladder 210, is provided which includes a first body with an aperture to facilitate threaded...
US-6,971,346 System for controlling electromechanical valves in an engine
A system for electronically actuating valves in an engine. The system includes a first voltage source, a second voltage source, and plural valve actuator...
US-6,971,341 Piston lubrication for a free piston engine
A free piston engine is configured with a pair of opposed engine cylinders located on opposite sides of a fluid pumping assembly. An inner piston assembly...
US-6,971,340 Compression pulse starting of a free piston internal combustion engine
A method for starting an engine uses an actuator, such as a hydraulic or pneumatic pump-motor or an electric linear alternator-starter to move the pistons to a...
US-6,971,339 Electromagnetic servo valve strategy for controlling a free piston engine
A method for controlling a servo for an actuator that applies a force to a piston that reciprocates in a cylinder of a free piston engine having axially-aligned...
US-6,970,781 Compression ratio mode selection logic for an internal combustion engine having discrete variable compression...
A method and system for operating an internal combustion engine. The internal combustion engine is operable in a plurality of compression ratio operating modes....
US-6,970,780 System and method for transitioning between engine device schedules based on engine operating condition
A method and system are provided for controlling a device in an internal combustion engine such as a spark plug, a camshaft actuator, an EGR valve actuator, etc....
US-6,970,165 Method and system for optimizing a finite element mesh
Computer-implemented method and system for optimizing a finite element mesh. Computing devices are configured to calculate a quality score for at least one...
US-6,969,855 Active night vision thermal control system
A thermal control system (11) for a light source (46) of a vision system (10) includes a heater (63) that is thermally coupled to the light source (46). A...
US-6,969,335 Automated gear transmission
A multiple speed transmission includes first and second concentric input shafts, an output shaft, an auxiliary shaft, a first clutch for driveably connecting and...
US-6,969,084 Automotive bumper with integral hitch cover
A bumper assembly for a motor vehicle includes a bumper structure having a bumper beam adapted for attachment to a structure of a motor vehicle such as a frame...
US-6,968,921 Roll-over controller
A steering system for a vehicle includes at least one wheel that pivots to define a steering angle, wherein the steering angle is defined, at least in part, by...
US-6,968,833 Diagnostic system for catalytic converter using exhaust gas recirculation system that can detect exhaust...
A method is described for detecting exhaust pressure buildup in an engine's exhaust system using information from an exhaust gas recirculation system having a...
US-6,968,826 Control system parameter monitor
A system and method for monitoring a control system parameter determine a difference between a desired and estimated or measured parameter value, apply a...
US-6,968,680 Diesel engine system for use with emission control device
An exhaust valve downstream of a diesel engine splits exhaust gasses between two catalysts. In one position, most of the exhaust gasses go to a first catalyst,...
US-6,968,266 Object detection in adaptive cruise control
A control system 20 for an automotive vehicle 22, such as an adaptive cruise control (ACC) system, is provided including a controller 24. The controller 24 is...
US-6,967,569 Active night vision with adaptive imaging
A vision system for a vehicle includes a light source generating an illumination beam, a receiver having a pixel array for capturing an image in response to at...
US-6,966,681 Active night vision system for vehicles employing anti-blinding scheme
A night vision system for a vehicle includes a pulsed light source for illuminating a region proximate the vehicle and a secondary trigger light source operating...
US-6,966,613 Integrated passenger vehicle trailer brake controller
A trailer brake controller 10 for use in a passenger vehicle 12 is provided, including a control element 11 positioned within the passenger vehicle 12, a vehicle...
US-6,966,595 Vehicle tailgate with supplemental tailgate having lock rod supports
A tailgate for a vehicle with side walls and a bed has a supplemental tailgate that retracts within a tailgate frame and is extendable therefrom. The...
US-6,966,280 Compression pulse starting of a free piston internal combustion engine having multiple cylinders
A method for starting a free piston internal combustion engine that includes a first pair of mutually connected pistons, a second pair of mutually connected...
US-6,964,160 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-6,964,159 System and method for adjusting air/fuel ratio
The invention relates to a new method and system for optimizing the efficiency of an automotive catalytic converter. The claimed invention comprises adjusting an...
US-6,963,844 Method for qualifying die material and testing dies
A method (10) for acquiring material for use within a die and for determining whether a die has certain characteristics which would allow the die to have a...
US-6,963,797 System and method for determining an amount of control for operating a rollover control system
A system 18 for controlling a safety system of an automotive vehicle has a first controller 76 generating a first control signal, a second controller 78...
US-6,962,139 Speed control 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-6,961,654 Controlled engine shutdown for a hybrid electric vehicle
A method and system to control engine shutdown in a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) are provided. Tailpipe emissions are reduced during the many engine shutdowns...
US-6,961,648 System and method for desensitizing the activation criteria of a rollover control system
A method of densensitizing includes determining a relative roll angle, determining when the vehicle is in a transitional maneuver, and when the vehicle is in a...
US-6,961,646 Automatic transmission control system with direct electronic swap-shift control
A control system and control method for an automotive vehicle having a multiple-ratio automatic transmission having two gearsets arranged in series relationship...
US-6,959,970 Method and apparatus for controlling a trailer and an automotive vehicle with a yaw stability control system
A system and method of controlling an automotive vehicle with a yaw stability control system and a trailer comprises determining a presence of a trailer,...
US-6,959,777 High voltage energy regulated conversion circuit
A high-voltage energy regulated conversion circuit (HVERCC) (12) for electrically coupling to a vehicle bus (24) is provided. The HVERCC (12) includes a...
US-6,959,692 Computer controlled engine valve operation
An electronic valve actuation system and control method is described. The valve timing is changed between early and late intake valve closing depending on engine...
US-6,959,689 Engine expansion braking with adjustable valve timing
A system and method for controlling operation of cylinder with at least an intake and exhaust valve and a piston are described. In one aspect, the method...
US-6,959,672 Fuel injection for a free piston engine
A free piston engine is configured with a pair of opposed engine cylinders located on opposite sides of a fluid pumping assembly. An inner piston assembly...
US-6,959,545 Engine control based on flow rate and pressure for hydraulic hybrid vehicle
A system for a hydraulically driven vehicle includes an engine having multiple, selectively operating cylinder-pump banks producing fluid flow at an outlet, a...
US-6,958,683 Multipurpose vision sensor system
A multipurpose sensing system (10) for a vehicle (12) includes an optic (14) that is directed at multiple viewing areas (18). A vision sensor (16) is coupled to...
US-6,958,028 Ranged dual clutch transmission for motor vehicles
A power transmission for a motor vehicle includes an input, first and second input shafts, a layshaft, drive elements connecting the input shafts to the output...
US-6,957,849 Windshield stop for cowl vent grille attachment
A windshield stop is operable in a conventional manner to support the lower edge of an automotive windshield while the adhesive material mounting the windshield...
US-6,957,632 Air charging system for an opposed piston opposed cylinder free piston engine
A free piston engine is configured with a pair of opposed engine cylinders located on opposite sides of a fluid pumping assembly. An inner piston assembly...
US-6,956,469 Method and apparatus for pedestrian detection
A vehicle vision system that identifies pedestrians located proximate a vehicle. The system comprises a sensor array that produces imagery that is processed to...
US-6,955,627 Multi-speed transmission and integrated drive transfer mechanism
A multiple speed transmission capable of producing five underdrive gear ratios, one direct drive ratio, four overdrive ratios, and four reverse ratios includes...
US-6,955,391 Deployable trim for side impact system in automobiles
A deployable interior door trim for an automotive vehicle that separates in the middle section to separate the lower door trim portion from the armrest. The...
US-6,955,209 Method and arrangement implementing heat treatment after the execution of sprayform techniques
A method and arrangement for implementing post-heat treatment after spray forming is ended to achieve stress control in the manufacture of a spray formed...
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