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US-6,832,795 Bumper assembly
A bumper assembly (10) including a support (16) which is covered by a resilient shell part (41), the lower portion of the shell part (41) being backed by foam...
US-6,832,137 Leaky cable based method and system for automotive parking aid, reversing aid, and pre-collision sensing
A leaky cable object detection system (10) for a vehicle (12) includes a transmitter (20) coupled to a leaky cable antenna (29) and transmitting a first object...
US-6,831,978 Integrated rear-view mirror and microphone assembly
A rear-view mirror assembly 10 is provided, including a housing 12 and a reflective surface 14. At least one microphone 18 is positioned behind the reflective...
US-6,831,572 Rear collision warning system
A rear collision warning system (10) for a target vehicle (17) and an approaching vehicle (18) is provided. The rear collision warning system (10) includes a...
US-6,830,815 Low wear and low friction coatings for articles made of low softening point materials
The present invention relates to an anti-friction and anti-wear liquid coating composition for use with parts made of materials that have softening points below...
US-6,830,629 Method for treating brass
Brass articles having leachable lead are contacted with an aqueous caustic solution that contains a chelating agent. A brass article can optionally be...
US-6,830,534 Method for controlling the internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle with a stop/start function
The invention relates to a method for controlling an internal combustion engine, in which a normal state (A) is exited by switching off the engine (state B) if a...
US-6,830,287 Rear rail neutralizing member
The present invention provides a rear impact absorption system for a motor vehicle. The rear impact absorption system includes a rear body assembly including...
US-6,830,276 Console box
The invention relates to a console box arrangement for vehicles comprising a housing having a container and a lid, the lid being pivotably arranged about an axis...
US-6,830,019 Valve actuation in combustion engines with artificial muscles
The invention relates to a valve device for controlling the valve tappet of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle. In this case, the movement of the...
US-6,829,943 Vehicle weight observation system
The invention relates to a weight monitoring system for a motor vehicle (1) which can, if appropriate, be connected to a trailer (2). The system uses weight...
US-6,829,888 Method for controlling the starting of an internal combustion engine
The invention relates to the starting of an internal combustion engine. The engine is coupled to an exhaust aftertreatment device that has a minimal threshold...
US-6,829,885 Nox trap efficiency
A more accurate method for determining a NOx storage efficiency of an exhaust gas aftertreatment device is presented. The method teaches determining NOx storage...
US-6,829,522 Portable advisory system for balancing airflows in paint booth
A portable advisory system for balancing airflows in a paint booth includes a portable airflow sensor to measure airflows in the paint booth, and a portable...
US-6,828,904 Impact sensor post collision notification system
An impact sensor is provided including a counter electrically coupled to the sensor and storing an impact sensor collision number. The impact collision number...
US-6,828,544 Active night vision system for vehicles employing anti-blinding scheme
A night vision system for a vehicle includes a pulsed light source for illuminating a region proximate the vehicle, the light source operating at a predetermined...
US-6,828,371 Method for producing a well-exfoliated and dispersed polymer silicate nanocomposite by ultrasonication
The present invention discloses a method for dispersing and exfoliating fillers in a thermoplastic polymer by sonicating a mixture of the thermoplastic polymer...
US-6,827,892 Method of preparing thin-walled articles
A polymeric binder system and method of making, and a method for extruding thin-walled articles such as thin-walled tubes is provided. The extrusion method...
US-6,827,167 Hybrid electric vehicle torque distribution
A method of distributing a torque demand in a hybrid electric vehicle having an internal combustion engine 200 and an electric motor 202 is provided. In hybrid...
US-6,826,902 Method and apparatus for estimating oxygen storage capacity and stored NOx in a lean NOx trap (LNT)
A method for predicting oxygen capacity of an LNT during storage phase of such LNT and the amount of NOx stored in the LNT during purge phase thereof as a...
US-6,826,497 Method for monitoring production and quality
A method for monitoring assembly plant production and quality, particularly relative to painting processes for vehicles. The method includes painting a plurality...
US-6,823,843 System and method to minimize the amount of NOx released from a NOx trap
A method is described for controlling lean and rich operation of an internal combustion engine coupled to a lean NOx trap. In one example, the termination of the...
US-6,823,842 Method and system for reducing engine spark knock during rapid transient
A method for controlling spark timing. A plurality of tables provides borderline timing data contributors for each of a corresponding one of a plurality of...
US-6,823,740 Method of selecting a critical plane for multi-event fatigue life prediction
A method and system for selecting a critical plane. The critical plane can then be used to leverage off of uniaxial fatigue theory to predict the fatigue life of...
US-6,823,663 Exhaust gas aftertreatment systems
A system and a method for effective NOx and particulate matter control in a diesel or other lean burn internal combustion engine is presented. The system...
US-6,820,924 Method of improving impact absorbing and deformation control characteristics of vehicle components
A crush rail or other structural member of a vehicle is provided with crush triggers. The crush triggers are formed by heating localized areas of the crush rail...
US-6,820,910 Tailgate lift assist system
The invention provides a tailgate lift assist system and associated methods and apparatus that provide controlled force at various points as a tailgate is...
US-6,820,677 Method of making a spray formed article
A method of making a spray formed article includes the steps of providing a sand pattern and spraying metal material toward the sand pattern to form the desired...
US-6,820,599 System and method for reducing Nox emissions during transient conditions in a diesel fueled vehicle with EGR
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-6,820,597 Engine system and dual fuel vapor purging system with cylinder deactivation
Various systems and methods are disclosed for carrying out combustion in a fuel-cut operation in some or all of the engine cylinders of a vehicle. Further,...
US-6,820,589 Idle speed control method and system
A method and system for generating an idle control signal for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. Rotational speed, n, of the engine is measured....
US-6,819,991 Vehicle sensing based pre-crash threat assessment system
A pre-crash assessment system 1 includes a host vehicle 3 in motion. A remote sensor 4, status monitoring sensors 5, and safety device actuators are coupled to...
US-6,817,345 Carbon Impregnation of porous ducting for evaporative emissions absorption
The present invention discloses a hydrocarbon-removing component for the air intake system of an internal combustion engine which removes hydrocarbons escaping a...
US-6,817,336 Intake manifold pressure control for variable displacement engines
A system and method for controlling a variable displacement internal combustion engine having dedicated actuators associated with a group or bank of cylinders...
US-D498,444 Front bumper fascia
US-6,816,764 Suspension coordinator subsystem 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-6,816,747 Computer-implemented system and process for improving manufacturing productivity
One aspect of the present invention relates, to a computer-implemented system for improving manufacturing productivity. The system is comprised of at least one...
US-6,814,372 Method for apparatus for venting an inflatable restraint assembly
An apparatus 10 for venting an inflatable restraint assembly 12. The apparatus 10 includes a conventional pyrotechnic cylinder 30 which is communicatively...
US-6,813,884 Method of treating diesel exhaust gases
A diesel exhaust treatment system and method of oxidizing NO to NO.sub.2 at low temperatures are provided. The system utilizes a platinum catalyst on a...
US-6,813,883 System and method for controlling engine air/fuel ratio during hydrocarbon trap purging
A method and system are provided for controlling the air/fuel ratio provided to an internal combustion engine during the time period when a hydrocarbon trap,...
US-6,813,882 System and method for removing NOx from an emission control device
A system and method for removing NOx from an emission control device is provided. The emission control device is coupled adjacent and downstream of an oxidation...
US-D498,193 Vehicle cab front door
US-D498,192 Vehicle cab rear door
US-D498,187 Vehicle front grill
US-6,813,561 Relative positioning for vehicles using GPS enhanced with bluetooth range finding
A relative vehicle positioning system for a vehicle includes a GPS antenna adapted to receive satellite signals generated in response to relative vehicle...
US-6,812,860 System and method of providing information to an onboard information device in a vehicle
A system and method of providing information to an onboard information device in a vehicle includes an onboard information device, such that the onboard...
US-6,811,197 Housing assembly for electrical energy storage device
A housing assembly for an electrical energy storage device includes a support structure arranged within a passenger compartment of a vehicle, a combined...
US-6,810,939 Spray formed articles made of boron steel and method for making the same
The present invention relates to a method of spray forming a boron steel metal article, and to the formed article. In at least one embodiment, the method...
US-6,810,841 Electronic valve actuator control system and method
A method and system for controlling a valve of an internal combustion engine. The system includes an electromagnet actuator having a coil and an armature...
US-6,810,707 Compressed-radius hem-forming process and tool
A tool and process utilizing the tool for forming a compressed-radius hem on a sheet metal assembly is provided. A concave portion on the tool is formed by at...
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