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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...
US-6,725,139 Steerable night vision system
A night vision system for a vehicle includes a vehicle directional sensor generating a vehicle directional signal when the vehicle is changing bearing. A night...
US-6,724,100 HEV charger/generator unit
The present invention provides an apparatus, system, and method of utilizing a Home Power Unit ("HPU") which functions as a battery charger for a Hybrid Electric...
US-6,722,720 Engine compartment sound baffle
A sound baffle affixed to the sheet metal at the engine compartment of an automobile chassis. The sound baffle is formed of a layer of sound absorbing material...
US-6,722,659 Shaft seal
A shaft seal, which is pre-stressed by a spring, has a main body element and a projection, which is adjacent thereto. The projection is designed as a sacrificial...
US-6,722,326 Variable lift cylinder valve system for internal combustion engine
A variable lift cylinder valve system for an internal combustion engine includes a poppet valve operated by a rocker arm which is articulated about a...
US-6,722,122 Method for selecting a cylinder group when changing an engine operational parameter
A method for selecting one of first and second cylinder groups of an internal combustion engine is provided. The first and second cylinder groups are coupled...
US-6,721,659 Collision warning and safety countermeasure system
A collision warning and safety countermeasure system (10) for an automotive vehicle (12) having a vehicle sensor complex (18) and generating a vehicle sensor...
US-6,721,642 Method of generating a calibration crash sensor output pulse
A method of generating a calibration crash sensor pulse using the combination of a generated high frequency band of response (HFB) from a non-destructive impact...
US-6,720,792 Detection of demagnetization in a motor in an electric or partially electric motor vehicle
In an electric or hybrid electric vehicle, a voltage monitor (102) is directly coupled to a traction motor (38) and/or generator motor (30) to detect a permanent...
US-6,720,696 Starter/generator and a method for mounting a starter/generator within a vehicle
A starter/generator assembly 10 which is adapted for use within a vehicle of the type having a crankshaft 12 and a torque converter 14. The assembly 10 includes...
US-6,719,513 Reverse bow retention push pin
A reverse bow retention push pin includes a head portion, a shank portion extending a predetermined distance from the head portion, a plurality of fins disposed...
US-6,719,379 Method and an apparatus for braking a vehicle
A method and an apparatus for allowing a vehicle to be braked in both a regenerative and a distributive type or frictional manner, thereby reducing the amount of...
US-6,719,215 Windshield washer system for automotive vehicle
A windshield washer system for an automotive vehicle includes a fluid reservoir, a pump mounted within the fluid reservoir, a heater mounted in proximity to the...
US-6,719,111 Synchronizing device in a motor vehicle gearbox
Synchronizing device in a motor vehicle gearbox, comprising a synchronizer hub (1), an engaging sleeve (2) non-rotatably but axially displaceably mounted on the...
US-6,718,822 Feed-forward observer-based control for estimating cylinder air charge
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine to improve air/fuel ratio control using a feed-forward observer-based control strategy include...
US-6,718,755 Method to increase temperature in an exhaust aftertreatment device coupled to a camless engine
A system and method are disclosed for operating an internal combustion to provide a temperature rise in an exhaust aftertreatment device. An exhaust valve is...
US-6,718,596 Reversible door hinge
The vehicular door hinge of the present invention facilitates both forward and rearward swinging door motion. The present invention achieves this objective by...
US-D488,405 Pick-up truck
US-6,718,256 Method for identifying an operating state of an engine soak timer
A method for determining the existence of a "short time" type state within a vehicle control assembly 10. The method requires the measurement of the temperature...
US-6,718,255 Method and system for matching engine torque transitions between closed and partially closed accelerator pedal...
A method and system for controlling an electronically controlled throttle of an internal combustion engine. Driver demanded torque, .tau..sub.dd is determined....
US-6,718,248 System for detecting surface profile of a driving road
A control system (18) has a roll angular rate sensor (34), a yaw angular rate sensor (28), a lateral acceleration sensor (32), a longitudinal acceleration sensor...
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