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US-6,684,140 System for sensing vehicle global and relative attitudes using suspension height sensors
A control system (18) for an automotive vehicle includes a lateral acceleration sensor (32), a yaw rate sensor (28), a longitudinal acceleration sensor (36), and...
US-6,684,119 Method of providing dynamic production material replenishment information via an internet
A method of providing dynamic production material replenishment information via an internet includes the steps of tracking real-time usage of material used for a...
US-6,683,435 Electrical machine drive method and system
An electrical machine drive system (100) includes a DC power source (102), an inverter (104) and a three-phase electrical machine (106). In response to a fault...
US-6,683,428 Method for controlling torque in a rotational sensorless induction motor control system with speed and rotor...
A multi-phase induction motor torque control method comprising the steps of establishing an adaptive speed observer and an adaptive flux observer using a speed...
US-6,682,458 Method for operating a vehicle and a vehicle which incorporates the method
A method and an apparatus 12 which uses or calculates a temperature gradient of a portion 16 of a vehicle 10 to determine a value equal to or representative of a...
US-6,682,122 Supplemental sun visor system for automotive vehicle
A sun visor system for a vision unit of an automotive vehicle includes a sliding carrier visor having a stowed position within a headliner of a vehicle and a...
US-6,682,094 Restraint system
A restraint system for a motor vehicle includes a plurality of sensors for sensing vehicle conditions of restraint deployment thresholds. The restraint system...
US-6,681,969 Container assembly
A removable vehicular container assembly is provided that may be selectively secured upon a seat by the use of existing and standardized securing members....
US-6,681,883 Method and apparatus for suppressing vibration in vehicle a steering system
A system for reducing steering nibble and other vibrations in a power-assisted steering system increases the amount of damping force when a power steering boost...
US-6,681,811 Fuel and reductant delivery system
A system and a method for providing fuel and reductant to a vehicle from a fuel dispensing station are disclosed which allow for providing both fluids to a...
US-6,681,751 Engine with controlled auto-ignition
A multi-cylinder internal combustion engine is described in which each cylinder is capable of operating within a predetermined auto-ignition torque/speed range....
US-6,681,730 Hydraulic damper for an electromechanical valve
A hydraulic system for an electromechanical valve is provided. The system includes a housing defining a chamber for holding fluid extending along an axis. The...
US-6,681,728 Method for controlling an electromechanical actuator for a fuel air charge valve
A method for controlling movement of an armature for an electromagnetic valve actuator. The armature moves between pole faces of juxtaposed solenoid coils....
US-6,681,565 Lean catalyst and particulate filter control
A method for controlling reductant added to an exhaust of an engine having a lean NOx catalyst and a particulate filter adjusts a reductant amount during...
US-6,681,563 Exhaust gas oxygen sensor temperature control for a variable displacement engine
A system and method for controlling temperature of an exhaust gas oxygen sensor in a system having a variable displacement engine include monitoring temperature...
US-6,679,545 Multi-functional radiator support assembly
A multi-functional radiator support assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. The multi-functional radiator support assembly includes a radiator support for...
US-6,679,346 Adaptive demagnetization compensation for 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-6,679,231 Fuel injector assembly for dry fuels
A fuel injector system according to the present invention has a housing (52) having a valve assembly (56) disposed therein. A solenoid (54) is also disposed...
US-6,679,203 Variable compression ratio internal combustion engine using field-sensitive fluid
An internal combustion engine includes a variable compression ratio apparatus, a field-sensitive fluid coupled to the variable compression ratio apparatus, and a...
US-6,679,051 Diesel engine system for use with emission control device
An exhaust valve downstream of a diesel engine splits exhaust gasses between two catalysts. In one position, most of the exhaust gasses go to a first catalyst,...
US-6,678,608 Robust interpolation method for improved automative engine control during transient engine operation
A system (12) and method for determining a value for a control variable for an engine (10) are provided. The system (12) includes an electronic control unit...
US-6,677,855 System to determine the intent to brake and to provide initiation and engagement of the brake system
An early braking system for a vehicle having wheels comprising, a friction element, a brake pedal and a sensor. The friction element inhibits rotation of the...
US-6,676,389 Piston pump for increasing pressure, comprising a transfer piston and a pressure-control piston
The invention relates to a piston pump for increasing pressure for liquids, in particular for the camshaft phase adjustment of reciprocating internal combustion...
US-6,676,200 Automotive underbody with lateral energy absorption augmentation
An automotive body includes inner and outer rocker panels, a floor pan joined to the inner rocker panel, and cross members extending laterally across a portion...
US-6,676,187 Tailgate assembly
A tailgate assembly having an inner panel and an outer panel which is selectively coupled to the inner panel. The tailgate assembly further includes at least one...
US-6,676,162 Occupant restraint belt presenter
An inflatable belt presenter for use with an occupant restraint belt of a motor vehicle has a stored condition wherein the presenter is deflated and allows the...
US-6,676,160 Rear frame rail that incorporates leaf spring clearance zone
A frame including a pair of rear frame rails having a front bracket and a rear bracket. A leaf spring is connected at a front end to each front bracket and at a...
US-6,675,772 Method and system for controlling an internal combustion engine when such engine loses a primary crankshaft...
A method and system for controlling an internal combustion engine system upon loss of a crankshaft position sensor signal produced by such system is provided....
US-6,675,764 Oil feed system for IC engine with variable camshaft timing
An oil feed system for an internal combustion engine with a variable camshaft timing mechanism includes a bracket attached to the front structure of the engine...
US-6,675,751 Two-mass bi-directional hydraulic damper
A hydraulic damper for an automotive engine electromechanical cylinder valve 20 is provided. The hydraulic damper includes an inner piston 130 which is slidably...
US-6,675,625 Method and arrangement for changing the shape of thin-shell articles manufactured by spray-form techniques
The present invention discloses a method of correcting the shape of a spray-formed article which has a concave bowing relative to the working surface of the...
US-6,675,579 HCCI engine intake/exhaust systems for fast inlet temperature and pressure control with intake pressure boosting
An intake/exhaust system and a method of controlling intake air temperature and pressure for a dual-mode homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine is...
US-6,675,087 Method and system for scheduling optimal compression ratio of an internal combustion engine
A method of operating a variable compression internal combustion engine in a motor vehicle includes the steps of determining a driveline surge based at least in...
US-6,674,180 Power supply for a hybrid electric vehicle
An electrical system (12) is provided for an automotive vehicle (10) having a first power source (14) with a first positive terminal (16) and first negative...
US-6,672,682 Pressure releasable vehicle pedal assembly
A releasable brake pedal system 10 for a vehicle includes a pedal assembly 12 operatively engageable by the driver of the vehicle and a hydraulic actuator...
US-6,672,060 Coordinated control of electronic throttle and variable geometry turbocharger in boosted stoichiometric spark...
An engine control system and method wherein difference between an actual intake manifold pressure and a desired intake manifold pressure and a difference between...
US-6,672,053 Fueling control during emission control device purging
A method for purging a catalyst containing oxidants operates the engine at different air-fuel ratios during different intervals. The intervals are adaptively...
US-6,671,613 Cylinder flow calculation system
An improved method for estimating cylinder flow in an internal combustion engine under all operating conditions is provided. If the MAF sensor is not...
US-6,671,595 Vehicle side slip angle estimation using dynamic blending and considering vehicle attitude information
A method and system (18) for determining a side slip angle for an automotive vehicle (10) includes various sensors such as a yaw rate sensor (28), a speed sensor...
US-6,671,587 Vehicle dynamics measuring apparatus and method using multiple GPS antennas
An apparatus and method for measuring dynamic movement of a vehicle (10) by employing multiple GPS satellites and determining velocity based change in the...
US-6,670,785 Electrical machine drive system and method
An electrical machine drive system is simulated with a circuit simulator to model normal operation, fault modes and control strategies for electric motor based...
US-6,670,583 Heated cup holder system
The invention relates to a heatable cup system, comprising a cup (1) and a cup holder (2), that is suitable, for example, for attachment to a console of a motor...
US-6,669,275 Vehicle pillar structure
A driver's compartment for a vehicle includes an A-pillar structure (28) having an exterior surface (30) and an interior surface (32). The A-pillar (28) has a...
US-6,669,261 Stowable rear vehicle seats
A stowable vehicle seat for a vehicle includes a seat base that is slideably connected to the vehicle. The seat is moveable between a first position and a second...
US-6,668,995 Variable inertia flywheel
A variable inertia flywheel and clutch assembly having a primary flywheel mass rotationally fixed to an engine crankshaft and a secondary flywheel mass...
US-6,668,804 Control system and method for a bi-fuel engine
A control system 14 for a bi-fuel engine 12 is provided. The control system 14 includes a powertrain controller 52 and a bi-fuel controller 54. The controller 52...
US-6,668,803 Fuel injector retention arrangement
A resilient clip for retaining a fuel injector housing to a fuel rail cup. The clip includes a pair of opposing sidewalls. Each one of the pair of opposing...
US-6,668,768 Variable compression ratio engine
A connecting rod assembly is provided for varying a compression ratio of an internal combustion engine having a crankshaft and a piston. The assembly includes a...
US-6,666,201 System and method for diagnosing EGR performance using NOx sensor
A method and system for diagnosing a condition of an EGR valve used in an engine system. The EGR valve controls the portion exhaust gases produced by such engine...
US-6,666,200 Method for canister purge compensation using internal model control
A method for air/fuel operation of an engine. The method includes providing a model of the engine. The model represents a relationship between: (1) a signal...
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