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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)...
US-6,628,006 System and method for recovering potential energy of a hydrogen gas fuel supply for use in a vehicle
A system 10 is provided for recovering the potential energy of a hydrogen gas fuel supply within a fuel cell powered vehicle 14. The system 10 includes a...
US-6,626,659 Injection molding method and apparatus having improved detachable clamping unit with horizontal booking dies
A molding method and apparatus is shown which utilizes a plasticizing or injection unit in combination with a horizontal booking press having a first or moveable...
US-6,626,147 Control method for a vehicle having an engine
A method for controlling an engine having both an electronically controlled inlet device, such as an electronic throttle unite, and an electronically controlled...
US-6,626,041 Method for determining solid-borne and airborne portions of engine noise
Internal combustion engines and electric motors in motor vehicles generate, at all operating points, airborne emissions and solid-borne emissions, which are...
US-6,624,618 System and method for vehicle voltage regulation
A method of operating an alternator of a motor vehicle includes the steps of monitoring an amount of stored electrical energy available to operate the vehicle,...
US-6,624,527 Method and apparatus for reducing engine cycling in hybrid electric vehicle
A method and system that responds to non-propulsive needs of a hybrid vehicle by setting at least two thresholds related to engine support: one threshold to keep...
US-6,623,808 Spray deposition process
A process for producing a metallic tool, mould, die or other body of significant thickness or a coating, the process comprising directing a spray (3, 4)...
US-6,622,834 Hydrodynamic torque converter
A hydrodynamic torque converter has a converter housing drivable in rotation by an engine, with an impeller. A turbine non-rotatably connected to an output shaft...
US-6,622,672 Variable compression ratio control system for an internal combustion engine
A variable compression ratio control system for an internal combustion engine includes an engine driven accessory hydraulic pump and a hydraulic accumulator...
US-6,622,669 Hydraulic circuit having accumulator for unlocking variable compression ratio connecting rod locking mechanisms-II
A variable length connecting rod (12) has a first locking mechanism (36) for releasably locking connecting rod parts in a first effective length setting (FIG. 7)...
US-6,622,476 Lean NOx storage estimation based on oxygen concentration corrected for water gas shift reaction
A method for estimating the amount of NO.sub.x stored in a lean NO.sub.x trap. The method includes determining a change in the oxygen concentration between an...
US-6,622,074 Vehicle motion control 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-6,619,267 Method and system for providing smooth mode transitions in a variable displacement internal combustion engine
An engine having a plurality of cylinder banks, each one of the banks having at least one cylinder. Each one of the banks is fed air through a corresponding one...
US-6,619,212 Method for achieving and maintaining desired speed on a guideway system
A method is provided for controlling operation of a vehicle on a guideway system, wherein the vehicle includes a first element of a linear induction motor and an...
US-6,619,034 Method and apparatus for reducing vehicular emissions by selectively heating a catalytic converter
A method and an apparatus 10 for reducing the amount of vehicular emissions during and shortly after a vehicle 12 has been started. The assembly includes at...
US-6,618,261 Electrical sensor mount
A sensor mount assembly including a housing, fastener and a lever mechanism. The housing contains a sensor having two electrical leads and includes an integral...
US-6,615,577 Method and system for controlling a regeneration cycle of an emission control device
A system and method for optimizing the regeneration cycle of an emission control device, such as a lean NO.sub.x trap, is disclosed wherein the device is filled...
US-6,612,479 Apparatus and method for joining layers of materials
A method and apparatus for joining multiple layers of materials using an ultrasonic welding apparatus. The ultrasonic welding apparatus utilizes a sonotrode to...
US-6,612,394 Steering control device for a vehicle and method for operating said device
The invention relates to a steering control device for a vehicle, comprising a steering actuator, a pair of steerable wheels (1a, 1b) attached to the same wheel...
US-6,612,288 Diagnostic method for variable compression ratio engine
A diagnostic method for a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine operable in a plurality of compression ratio operating states includes the steps of...
US-6,612,169 Apparatus for engine lubricant level detection
The invention relates to an indicator system for fluid levels, including two or more optically and/or thermally conducting fibers, preferably suitable for...
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