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US-6,866,463 E-frame and dolly system for stocking production lines
A component part container delivery rack used in manufacturing operations. An E-frame defining at least two compartments that are open on at least one side that...
US-6,866,350 Regenerative braking on an electrical vehicle when towed
Regenerative braking is actuated in an electrical vehicle during towing of the vehicle to recharge the battery and brake the vehicle. When a driver of a towing...
US-6,865,917 Flanging and hemming process with radial compression of the blank stretched surface
A method and tool for forming a hem flange pre-hem and a final hem on a sheet metal panel wherein elastomeric tooling elements are used to apply radial...
US-6,864,783 Potential collision detection and reversing aid system
A collision warning and countermeasure system (10) for an automotive vehicle (12) is provided. The system (10) includes a transmission gear sensor (20) that...
US-6,864,782 Backup aid system and method for detecting the presence of a trailer attached thereto
A backup aid system (14) for detecting the presence of a trailer (12) includes a trailer connector (52a) and a backup aid controller (50) that has an input (66)...
US-6,863,302 Side impact automotive crash sensor system
A side impact crash detection system (12) for an automotive vehicle (10) is provided that has a side impact sensor (16) that generates a relative closing...
US-6,863,058 System and method for reducing NOx emissions during transient conditions in a diesel fueled vehicle
The present invention is a dual-stage fuel injection strategy for compression ignition engines in which 15-40% of the fuel is injected into the combustion...
US-6,862,879 Diesel aftertreatment system
A method for improving NOx conversion efficiency of a lean exhaust gas aftertreatment device by determining an accurate amount of reductant required is...
US-6,862,537 Sensor fusion system architecture
A sensor system for generating information useful for determining the environment surrounding a vehicle includes multiple sensing zones, with each zone using...
US-6,862,511 Vehicle torque coordination
Torque demand is coordinated in a vehicle. Information defining at least one torque production limitation for a first torque producing device is received. A...
US-6,862,443 Remote communication system for use with a vehicle
This invention relates to a remote communication system for use with a vehicle, comprising a first communication unit (1), located within a vehicle (2), said...
US-6,861,820 Control strategy for an electric motor using real time predictions of motor capability based on thermal...
A system and method for controlling an electric motor using real time predictions of motor capability based on thermal modeling and measurements is provided. The...
US-6,860,244 Engine control with operating mode detection
A system and method for detecting an operating mode of an engine or engine component modulate a first engine parameter and analyze a change in a second engine...
US-6,860,100 Degradation detection method for an engine having a NOx sensor
An engine diagnostic system for use with an internal combustion engine coupled to a lean NOx trap with a NOx sensor coupled downstream of the trap is disclosed....
US-6,860,067 Method and system for determining weather strip fit for a closure panel of a vehicle
A method and system for determining weather strip fit for the closure panels of a vehicle includes a flexible carrier with a transferable disclosing agent...
US-D502,563 Front light to an automobile
US-6,859,705 Method for operating a pre-crash sensing system with object classifier in a vehicle having a countermeasure system
A control system (10) for an automotive vehicle (50) coupled to a countermeasure system having a countermeasure includes an object sensor system (18) generating...
US-6,859,674 Method for designing and acquiring a machining system based upon performance characteristics
A method for designing and acquiring a machine by the use of benchmark machines which perform a certain function or operation in a desired manner. Certain...
US-6,859,148 Blind spot warning system for an automotive vehicle
A warning system (12) for a source vehicle (10) is illustrated. A camera (20) generates a plurality of images. A controller (30) is coupled to an indicator (36)....
US-6,858,103 Method of optimizing heat treatment of alloys by predicting thermal growth
The present invention discloses a method for optimizing heat treatment of precipitation-hardened alloys having at least one precipitate phase by decreasing aging...
US-6,857,401 Variable compression ratio sensing system for internal combustion engine
A sensing system for an internal combustion engine having variable compression ratio connecting rods includes a connecting rod sensor which outputs digital...
US-D502,297 Dust-collecting machine
US-D502,131 Front fender to an automobile
US-6,856,972 Automated method for analyzing and comparing financial data
An improved and automated method of analyzing data is provided. The method includes the steps of: gathering data from at least one field in financial statements...
US-6,856,877 Integration of active assist and vehicle dynamics control and method
A vehicle control system (10) including a vehicle motion control subsystem (12) that has an input receiving an intended driving demand (14) and a plurality of...
US-6,856,871 Method for compensating steering-torque disturbances
The invention relates to a method for compensating steering-torque disturbances caused by unequal torque distribution at the front wheels of a motor vehicle with...
US-6,856,868 Kinetic energy density rollover detective sensing algorithm
A rollover detection system (12) for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a controller (14) that is hooked to various types of sensors. The sensors may include a...
US-6,856,034 Method of operating a hybrid electric vehicle to reduce emissions
A method of operating a hybrid electric vehicle 10 to reduce emissions. The method utilizes the vehicle's electric motor/generator 12 to generate a negative...
US-6,854,553 Tire deflation device
The tire deflation device (30) includes a rail member (34) having a support portion (38) and a piercing portion (44). The piercing portion (44) of the rail...
US-6,854,264 Computer controlled engine adjustment based on an exhaust flow
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-D501,964 Dust-collecting machine
US-D501,809 Exterior of vehicle rear bumper
US-D501,808 Grille to an automobile
US-D501,784 Emergency trunk release handle for automobiles
US-6,853,975 Method of rating employee performance
A method of rating employee performance includes: a) receiving a list of nominated raters from the employee, including at least one manager of the employee, a...
US-6,853,908 System and method for controlling an object detection system of a vehicle
A system is disclosed for controlling an object detection system of a land based vehicle, having at least one detection device with a limited geometrical...
US-6,853,892 Strategy to control a clutch to connect an engine to a powertrain of a hybrid electric vehicle
This invention is a control system for a clutch for connecting an engine to the powertrain of an HEV. The system includes a controller programmed to determine a...
US-6,853,853 Remote control system for operating selected functions of a vehicle
A system (10) for long-range, remote keyless control of predefined functions for a vehicle (1) is provided that has a long-range wireless receiver (22) that...
US-6,851,740 Automotive vehicle with lateral impact seat displacement system
An automotive vehicle having a passenger cabin includes a floorpan with seats mounted to the floorpan. Side closure structures adjoin the outboard ends of the...
US-6,851,688 Steering linkage ball joint assembly
A steering linkage assembly for a motor vehicle has a tie rod and a drag link connected to a steering knuckle in an over/under arrangement, with first and second...
US-6,851,304 Air estimation approach for internal combustion engine control
A method is described for estimating cylinder charge using either the throttle position or mass air flow sensor. The method saves calibration and development...
US-D501,685 Vehicle head lamp
US-D501,647 Rear bumper to an automobile
US-6,850,921 Method for cascading vehicle system targets to component level design objectives
A method (100) for cascading system level target to component level design objectives using machine learning and design synthesis techniques. The method (100) of...
US-6,850,836 Method and system for assessing combustion noise in an internal combustion engine
A method for assessing noise generated during combustion in an internal combustion engine, such method comprising determining a noise index by processing a...
US-6,850,834 Method and system for detecting degradation of EGR flow delivery
A method for determining EGR flow in an internal combustion engine, such flow being from an exhaust manifold of the engine to an intake manifold of the engine...
US-6,850,831 Method and system for estimating cylinder charge for internal combustion engines having variable valve timing
A method for determining cylinder air charge and/or cylinder burned gas for an internal combustion engine system. The engine system includes cylinders, each one...
US-6,850,155 Method and system of notifying of overuse of a mini-spare tire in a tire pressure monitoring system for an...
A tire pressure monitoring system (12) for a vehicle (10) has a mini-spare tire 14e having a spare tire transmitter (16e) generating a mini-spare transmitter...
US-6,848,737 Access door release handle
A vehicle 7 is provided having a vehicle body 10 with an opening 16 having first and second ends 18, 20. The vehicle body 7 has a first door 22 and a second door...
US-6,848,427 Method and system for providing fuel injection time scheduling for internal combustion engines using engine...
A system and process for determining fuel injection time scheduling in an internal combustion engine. The system and method uses a prediction of engine speed to...
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