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US-6,650,992 System and method for selecting a camshaft in an engine having dual camshafts
A system and method for selecting one of first and second camshafts in an engine is provided. The first and second camshafts control air flow communicating with...
US-6,650,991 Closed-loop method and system for purging a vehicle emission control
A vehicle exhaust treatment system includes an emission control device featuring at least one upstream NO.sub.x -storing "brick," and a downstream NO.sub.x...
US-6,650,984 Method for determining a time to impact in a danger zone for a vehicle having a pre-crash sensing 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-6,650,983 Method for classifying an impact in 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-6,650,757 Method and system to detect unwanted noise
An apparatus for detecting unwanted noise includes a reference sensor that generates a reference signal in response to stimulation by a source. A combined noise...
US-6,648,401 Motor vehicle body with wheelhouse/underbody reinforcement
A motor vehicle body has an underbody and a wheelhouse at an outboard edge of the underbody, and a longitudinal member beneath the underbody and adjacent to the...
US-6,648,308 Spring apparatus
The invention relates to a vehicle spring apparatus comprising housing having fluid sealed therein. The housing comprises a cylinder with a slidably fitted...
US-6,648,113 Clutch pedal locking assembly
A clutch pedal locking assembly for a vehicle having a manual transmission and a clutch. A latch assembly, when actuated, holds a clutch pedal down after the...
US-6,648,053 Method and apparatus for controlling a spray form process based on sensed surface temperatures
Method and apparatus incorporating an infrared sensor, in the form of a two-wavelength imaging pyrometer into a metallic spray form process for providing...
US-6,647,947 Strategy and control system for deactivation and reactivation of cylinders of a variable displacement engine
A strategy and control system for a variable displacement engine in which cylinder deactivation is obtained by intake cam phasing and exhaust valve deactivation....
US-6,647,594 Grab handle assembly
A grab handle assembly for an interior of a motor vehicle includes a headliner disposed in the interior of the vehicle for mounting to a vehicle body of the...
US-6,647,335 System and method for controlling dual camshafts in a variable cam timing engine
A system and method for controlling first and second phase shiftable camshafts in a variable cam timing engine is provided. The method includes determining when...
US-6,646,412 Method and system for controlling torque in a powertrain that includes an induction motor
A method and system for estimating slip gain for use in the control of torque in a multi-phase induction machine. The slip gain estimate is based on a transient...
US-6,644,721 Vehicle bed assembly
A vehicular bed assembly 12 and a method 100 for making the vehicular bed assembly 12 by a process which requires the use of a roll 103 of material 104....
US-6,644,707 Decklid and luggage compartment system for automotive vehicle
A decklid and luggage compartment system for an automotive vehicle includes a luggage compartment located at one end of a vehicle and a decklid for closing the...
US-6,644,705 Interior system for a motor vehicle
An interior system for a motor vehicle comprises two front seats and a rear seat disposed rearwardly of the front seats and adjustable through a range of...
US-6,644,291 Control method and apparatus for adaptively determining a fuel pulse width
A control system for controlling an engine (10) of an automotive vehicle has an air charge sensor (47) generating a first signal indicative of an air charge, a...
US-6,644,286 Method and system for controlling fuel delivery during transient engine conditions
A method and system for controlling fuel mass during transient engine conditions is based on an open loop transient fuel compensation algorithm so as to provide...
US-6,644,171 Variable compression connecting rod
A connecting rod assembly is provided for varying a compression ratio of an internal combustion engine having a crankshaft and a piston. The connecting rod...
US-6,644,097 Method and apparatus for inferring fuel mixture
A method of determining the type of fuel being burned in an engine by analyzing the signal provided by a exhaust gas oxygen sensor signal is disclosed. The...
US-6,644,088 Apparatus for flanging metal sheets
The present invention provides a flanging apparatus for metal sheets for use with metal sheets of the body structure in vehicle manufacturing, with a base frame,...
US-6,644,020 Device and method for regenerating an exhaust gas aftertreatment device
The invention relates to a method for regenerating a particulate filter in the exhaust system of a diesel engine, an increase in the temperature of the exhaust...
US-6,640,878 Automated spray form cell
Spray form cell including a two-wavelength imaging pyrometer adapted to provide real-time measurement of the surface temperature distribution of a metal billet...
US-6,640,793 Valve assembly and method for controlling flow of gases from an engine crankcase to an engine intake manifold
A valve assembly and method for controlling flow of gases through a passage between an engine crankcase and an engine intake manifold is provided. The method...
US-6,640,622 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-6,640,539 Engine control for low emission vehicle starting
A method for rapidly heating an emission control device in an engine exhaust uses excess air added to the exhaust via an air introduction device. After an engine...
US-6,640,174 Restraint and fuel system cutoff control module
A restraint and fuel pump cutoff control system is disclosed wherein a restraint control module controls the restraint system such as an air bag deployment...
US-6,639,569 Integrated heads-up display and cluster projection panel assembly for motor vehicles
An integrated heads-up display (HUD) and cluster projection panel assembly for a motor vehicle includes a housing and a display unit contained within the...
US-6,638,954 .DELTA.2-1,2,3-TRIAZOLINE ANTICONVULSANTS AND THEIR ACTIVE METABOLITE ANALOGUES, THE AMINOALKYLPYRIDINES, ARE...
Pharmaceutical compositions comprise as the active ingredient, nonneurotixic antiischemic compounds that are highly effective by the intraperitoneal route, and...
US-6,638,046 Compact molding apparatus and method
An apparatus for molding and a molding method utilizing a moveable mold platen which may hold, have affixed to, or carry a first portion of a mold or molds. A...
US-6,638,000 Bicycle lift for a vehicle roof rack
A system and mechanism for lifting and lowering bicycles onto the roof of an automobile or other vehicle. A lift arm containing support brackets for holding the...
US-6,637,382 Turbocharger system for diesel engine
A turbocharger system for a diesel engine includes an exhaust driven intake air compressor, a sensor for tracking the position of the engine's throttle and for...
US-6,637,343 System and method for controlling flow of vehicles
A guideway system for conveying vehicles includes a first guideway lane and a plurality of control cells. Each cell includes a particular portion of the first...
US-6,637,191 Method and system for diagnosing a secondary air supply for an internal combustion engine
A method for diagnosing operational performance of a secondary air system used in an internal combustion engine. The engine produces exhaust gases. The exhaust...
US-6,637,090 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-6,636,796 Method and system for engine air-charge estimation
The air flow into an engine is estimated via a speed-density calculation wherein the volumetric efficiency is estimated on-line. There are three interconnected...
US-6,636,258 360.degree. vision system for a vehicle
A vehicle monitoring system including a camera mounted on top of the vehicle reflector in operative relation to the camera. The camera and the conical reflector...
US-6,634,984 Method of controlling engine idle speed during launch from neutral idle operation
A method of controlling engine idle speed in a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine and multi-ratio transmission when launched from a neutral idle...
US-6,634,328 Engine 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-6,631,708 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-6,631,703 Internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine, having an engine block (1), a crankshaft rotatably journalled in the engine block and a transmission (2) mounted at one side of...
US-6,631,702 Internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine, comprising an engine block (1), a crankshaft rotatably journalled in the engine block and a transmission (2) mounted at one side...
US-6,631,700 Dual oil feed variable timed camshaft arrangement
An arrangement 7 of a dual oil feed variable timed camshaft is provided. The arrangement includes a camshaft 10 which has a radial side 22 and an end face 26....
US-6,631,562 Method for coating radiator support assembly
A method is provided for coating a radiator support assembly for a motor vehicle including the steps of providing magnesium components for the radiator support...
US-6,631,317 Attitude sensing system for an automotive vehicle
A stability control system (18) for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of sensors (28-39) sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle. The sensors may...
US-6,630,813 Method and apparatus for monitoring the state of the battery of a hybrid electric vehicle
A system (40) for an automotive vehicle has a temperature sensor (90) generating a temperature signal indicative of the temperature outside the vehicle and a...
US-6,629,453 Method and apparatus for measuring the performance of an 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-6,629,409 System and method for determining set point location for oxidant-based engine air/fuel control strategy
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-6,629,026 Hybrid electric vehicle with motor torque fill in
A post-transmission, parallel hybrid electric vehicle and method of control thereof is provided having an engine 200 joined to a differential 206 by an automated...
US-6,628,227 Method and apparatus for determining a target vehicle position from a source vehicle using a radar
A sensing system (10) for an automotive vehicle includes a first radar sensor (18) generating a first and a second range signal, and a second radar sensor (20)...
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