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US-6,773,763 Method of manufacturing a permanent magnet using kinetic spray
A method of manufacturing a permanent magnet by the steps of preparing an admixture of magnetic material and binder material, the admixture material having a...
US-6,773,075 Four point seat belt restraint system
A four-point seat belt system for restraining a vehicle occupant in a vehicle seat. Two shoulder belts mounted on separate spool members are connected to a...
US-6,773,048 Reinforced fastener assembly for a vehicle sheet metal body structure
A reinforced fastener assembly (18) for securing a vehicle seat (14, 16) to a vehicle sheet metal body structure (20) is provided. The reinforced fastener...
US-6,772,928 Multipurpose activity frame for use on articulating roof rack system
The present invention provides a multipurpose activity frame for a vehicle articulating roof rack system including a vehicle articulating roof rack system having...
US-6,772,724 Variable displacement engine starting control
A system and method for controlling a variable displacement engine during cranking and starting period include a hybrid operating mode to allow intake/exhaust...
US-D494,114 Vehicle front bumper
US-6,772,104 Method for determining transportation vehicle customer satisfaction
Within a method for predicting customer satisfaction for a transportation vehicle there is measured for the transportation vehicle a Noise, Vibration and...
US-6,771,169 Tire pressure monitoring system with a signal initiator
A tire pressure monitoring system (12) for a vehicle (10) has a plurality of tires (14a-d) in respective rolling locations having a respective plurality of tire...
US-6,770,009 Engine speed control in a vehicle during a transition of such vehicle from rest to a moving condition
A method and system for controlling engine speed during a vehicle launch (from a rest condition to a moving condition), such vehicle having the engine is coupled...
US-6,769,729 Automotive tailgate with lift assist system-I
An automotive tailgate includes a door adapted to pivot about a generally horizontal pivot axis, with the door including a shell defining an interior space. The...
US-6,769,716 Seat belt restraint system with movable lap belt guides
A four-point seat belt restraint system having a lap belt movable between a comfort position wherein the portions of the belt extending over the outsides of the...
US-6,769,399 Vehicle speed control system
A vehicle speed control system includes an engine control system with an engine idle speed controller which maintains the engine idle speed set point for varying...
US-6,769,398 Idle speed control for lean burn engine with variable-displacement-like characteristic
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of a engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-6,769,243 System and method for determining target oxygen storage in an automotive catalyst
The invention relates to a new method and system for optimizing the efficiency of an automotive catalytic converter. The invention comprises adjusting an...
US-D493,758 Vehicle front body side molding
US-D493,755 Vehicle side view mirror
US-D493,753 Exterior of vehicle hood
US-D493,752 Vehicle rear bumper
US-6,767,050 Passenger compartment isolator system for automotive vehicle
A passenger compartment isolator system interposed between the engine compartment and passenger compartment of an automotive vehicle includes a dash panel having...
US-6,766,775 Method and system for increasing the estimation accuracy of cam phase angle in an engine with variable cam timing
A system and method for determining an estimation of actual cam phase angle of increased accuracy are based on an observed cam phase angle derived from a cam...
US-6,766,641 Temperature control via computing device
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-6,766,555 Lightweight windshield wiper installation system
A lightweight windshield wiper installation system is provided wherein the system includes a re-usable mounting device in combination with a lightweight...
US-D493,552 Vehicle headlamp
US-D493,393 Vehicle left front fender
US-6,766,206 System and method for designing automotive structure using adhesives
A system and method for designing an automotive body structure. A CAE system 14 receives certain programmable parameters or user input data 12, and generates a...
US-6,764,095 Method for controlling airbag deployment
A method of deploying a passenger side airbag as a function of the actual mass of the occupant on the passenger seat. This is accomplished by providing force...
US-6,763,800 Diagnosing proper operability of a cylinder charge motion control device
A method for detecting improper operation of a charge motion control device (CMC) based on exhaust temperature is disclosed. It has been found that when the...
US-6,763,789 Electromagnetic actuator with permanent magnet
A system and method for increasing force density of a valve actuator particularly suited for use in actuation of intake and/or exhaust valves of an internal...
US-6,763,737 Automobile transmission range sensor system
A non-contacting transmission range sensor system, which includes a control device, is disclosed. The system includes a shaft coupled to the control device. A...
US-6,763,712 Flow-sensing device and method for fabrication
A gaseous flow sensor that utilizes non-platinum resistive sensing elements and a method for fabricating such sensor are disclosed. The gaseous flow sensor is...
US-6,763,656 Method and apparatus for optimizing purge fuel for purging emissions control device
A method and apparatus for controlling the operation of a "lean-burn" internal combustion engine in cooperation with an exhaust gas purification system having an...
US-D493,239 Head lamp
US-6,763,298 Controlled engine shutdown for a hybrid electric vehicle
A method and system to control engine shutdown for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is provided. Tailpipe emissions are reduced during the many engine shutdowns...
US-6,761,484 Crankshaft for an internal combustion engine disposed in a motor vehicle
The invention relates to a crankshaft bearing for a motor vehicle, in which a crankshaft 1 produced from ADI (austempered ductile iron, DIN EN 1564) is supported...
US-6,761,296 Convertible ladder and load platform for a vehicle articulating roof rack system
The present invention provides a convertible ladder and load platform including a vehicle articulating roof rack system having a selectively removable portion...
US-6,761,153 Engine air amount prediction based on a change in speed
A system and method to predict engine air amount for an internal combustion engine is described. Included is a method to predict a change in engine air amount...
US-6,760,693 Method of integrating computer visualization for the design of a vehicle
A method of integrating computer visualization for the design of a vehicle includes the steps of determining a low-level geometric model of the vehicle and...
US-6,760,113 Crystal based fringe generator system
A measurement system (10) for accurately measuring the surface geometry of a part (32) in three dimensions includes a laser (12) for emitting a laser beam (14)....
US-6,759,942 Vehicle communication system implemented reusing existing vehicle components
A communication system is provided for an automotive vehicle (10) that uses existing vehicle components with only slight modifications that can be implemented in...
US-6,758,520 Adjustable height automotive seat
An adjustable height automotive seat (10) is provided, including a backrest portion (12) and a seat portion (14), the seat portion (14) capable of being...
US-6,758,516 Automotive vehicle with enhanced lateral collision intrusion resistance
An automobile includes a door, inner and outer rocker panels, and a floor pan joined to the inner rocker panel. A structural frame extends under the body. A...
US-6,758,202 Control method for engine
A control method adjusts fuel injection into an engine having a variable compression ratio. The method determines the cylinder air amount based on various...
US-6,758,185 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-D492,801 Vehicle head lamp
US-D492,627 Exterior of vehicle front bumper
US-6,757,611 Adaptive safety system for a bumper-bag equipped vehicle
The present invention provides a safety system control method for a host automotive vehicle. The method includes providing a first vehicle safety countermeasure...
US-6,755,985 Silicon-doped amorphous carbon coating for paint bell atomizers
A wear resistance coated bell atomizer (32) and method for making same. The coating applied to the outer surface of a bell cup (36) of the bell atomizer (32) is...
US-6,755,429 Independent suspension for rear wheels of automotive vehicle
An independent suspension for a powered rear road wheel of an automotive vehicle includes a subframe attached to a vehicle body with a hub carrier and wheel hub...
US-6,755,182 Adaptive control for engine with electronically adjustable valve operation
A method is described for estimating cylinder airflow in engines that operate with manifold pressure near atmospheric pressure to compensate for degraded sensor...
US-6,755,032 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...
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