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US-6,659,520 Bumper assembly
A vehicle bumper assembly (10) comprising a hoop-like support (11) having a central aperture (19) surrounded by an upper beam (15) and lower beam (16) connected...
US-6,659,360 Method and system for a two-second key hold convention for climate control
A method for adapting a vehicle climate control system to a user comfort preference includes performing an adjustment strategy in response to assertion of at...
US-6,659,095 Diagnosis system for upstream gauge sensor, downstream absolute pressure sensor
A method for controlling an engine during sensor degradation uses a remaining active sensor. The engine has an exhaust gas recirculation system utilizing...
US-6,659,078 Internal combustion engine operating parameter control with NVH feedback
A method and system for controlling an automotive internal combustion engine having NVH feedback uses NVH signals which are processed and compared with human...
US-6,658,725 Apparatus for forming a crimped electrical joint
A method and an apparatus for forming a crimped joint in an electrical wire terminal. The apparatus forms a crimped joint and substantially simultaneously bends...
US-6,658,355 Method and apparatus for activating a crash countermeasure
A system for sensing a potential collision of a first vehicle (11) with a second vehicle (72) that transmits a second position signal. The first vehicle has a...
US-6,657,315 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-6,656,234 Tuning battery electrode porosity technical field
A method is provided for manufacturing a battery 18 having battery electrodes 20 and 22 with a desired porosity, using an electrochemical model 42 and a thermal...
US-6,655,989 Environmentally sealed electrical connector system
An electrical connection system adapted to be environmentally sealed by mounting a conductor block having at least one electrical conductor within a port...
US-6,655,754 Vehicle brake system having adaptive torque control
A vehicle brake systems (10) is provided which compensates for brake pedal feel variation to provide enhanced braking feel. The brake system (10) includes a...
US-6,655,749 Accelerator actuated emergency braking system
An enhanced emergency brake assist system includes an accelerator pedal operated by the driver coupled to a braking system and used to control the overall...
US-6,655,484 Hybrid powertrain having rotary electric machine, including engine-disconnect clutch, between internal...
An internal combustion engine (12) having a crankshaft (20) is coupled to a transmission (14) through an assembly (10) comprising a rotary electric machine (16)...
US-6,655,230 Vehicle pedal assembly
A brake pedal assembly 12 for a vehicle includes a pedal 14 and a foot pad 16 operatively engageable by the operator of a vehicle. The pedal assembly 12 also...
US-6,655,128 Purging of an NOx trap
A lean burn engine having a lean NOx trap in the form of a matrix of narrow flow passages is described. The engine is provided with means for injecting reducing...
US-6,654,726 Communication schema of online system and method of status inquiry and tracking related to orders for consumer...
An online communication schema for inquiring and tracking status of an online order for a product is provided. The communication schema comprises a consumer...
US-6,654,674 Enhanced system for yaw stability control system to include roll stability control function
A yaw stability control system (18) is enhanced to include roll stability control function for an automotive vehicle and includes a plurality of sensors (28-39)...
US-6,654,653 Method for designing a support
A method for designing a support is disclosed wherein the method minimizes wasteful production of multiple support prototypes. The method includes the steps of:...
US-6,651,872 Method and apparatus for disassembling joined layers
The present invention is a disassembly apparatus and method for disassembling a workpiece having at least two layers joined together by welding or other bonding...
US-6,651,795 Clutch pressure plate and flywheel with friction wear surfaces
An aluminum pressure plate and flywheel, for a clutch in a vehicle drivetrain, have wear resistant surfaces applied at the clutch disc interface. The wear...
US-6,651,786 Band brake assembly
A band brake drum assembly (50) is provided and includes a brake band member (52), a generally round and/or cylindrical and brake drum (54) which is disposed...
US-6,651,771 H-infinity control and gain scheduling method for electric power assist steering system
A steering system (10) and method (70) for controlling the steering of a vehicle having a steering assembly including a steering wheel (12), a steering column...
US-6,651,761 Temperature control system for fuel cell electric vehicle cooling circuit
A system and method to control the coolant temperature of two independent cooling loops of a fuel cell vehicle by adjusting system pump speed, fan speed and...
US-6,651,640 Vapor recovery purge system and method
A system and method for adjusting fuel vapor delivery from a fuel vapor recovery system in an internal combustion engine. An engine controller calculates a purge...
US-6,651,623 Method and system for measuring air/fuel ratio in a hydrogen fueled internal combustion engine
A method and system for computing fuel-to-air ratio for a hydrogen-fueled engine is disclosed. The fuel-to-air ratio is determined based on a signal from an...
US-6,651,621 Throttle valve position determination using accelerator pedal position
A closed throttle position of a vehicle internal combustion engine is determined by storing a plurality of signal values representative of previous foot-off...
US-6,651,620 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-6,651,566 Transportation system
A transportation system includes a guideway lane and a power cable assembly extending along the guideway lane. The system further includes a vehicle configured...
US-6,651,492 Method and system for controlling partial pressure of air in an intake manifold of an engine
A method for controlling partial air pressure in an intake manifold of an engine. The engine has an intake throttle device for controlling a flow of air to the...
US-6,651,431 Boosted internal combustion engines and air compressors used therein
An inlet air compressor for an internal combustion engine is provided which has one inlet and a plurality of outlets. Within the compressor are disposed a...
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,...
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