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US-6,751,581 Method for simulating the formation of an adhesive joint
A method for simulating the formation of an adhesive joint and/or for determining the attributes of the adhesive joint is disclosed. The method allows an...
US-6,751,567 Electronic throttle plate index position determination for improved airflow correlation over various...
A system (12) and method for determining the closed position of a throttle plate 52 of an internal combustion engine (10) are provided. The system (12) includes...
US-6,751,534 System and method for providing feedback to a driver of a hybrid vehicle
A feedback system 10 for use with a hybrid electric vehicle 12 having a propulsion system 14 which includes a motor/generator 16 and an internal combustion...
US-6,750,762 Method and system for resetting tire pressure monitoring system for an automotive vehicle
A tire pressure monitoring system (12) for a vehicle (10) includes a warning status memory (26) having warning statuses therein and a plurality of tires (14a, b,...
US-6,750,626 Diagnostic strategy for an electric motor using sensorless control and a position sensor
A strategy to control and diagnose the operation of an electric motor using a sensorless control system augmented by feedback from a position and speed sensor is...
US-6,749,254 Body panel assembly
A body panel assembly having an inner panel and an outer panel. The outer panel has a greater coefficient of thermal expansion than the inner panel. An adhesive...
US-6,749,002 Method of spray joining articles
The present invention relates to a method of providing a spray formed composite article. The method comprises providing a first article. The first article is a...
US-6,748,934 Engine charge air conditioning system with multiple intercoolers
An automotive engine has a charge air conditioning system, including a charge booster, and a first intercooler for transferring heat from charge air flowing from...
US-D491,496 Vehicle rear bumper
US-D491,495 Exterior of vehicle grill
US-6,748,313 Method and system for estimating cylinder air charge for an internal combustion engine
A method is provided for estimating cylinder air charge in an internal combustion engine, such engine having a mass airflow (MAF) sensor and a manifold absolute...
US-6,748,283 Method of using neutral event specification file for manufacturing line analysis
A method is provided of using a neutral event specification file for manufacturing line analysis. The method includes the steps of constructing a neutral event...
US-6,746,366 Control system and control method for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A control and control method for a powertrain for a parallel hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) method and system, including a pre-transmission internal combustion...
US-6,746,045 Air bag inflator gas venting system
An air bag module for venting inflation gas if an out-of-position vehicle occupant is too close to the module for proper air bag deployment. The module has an...
US-6,745,747 Method for air-fuel ratio control of a lean burn engine
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-6,745,624 Method and system for calibrating a tire pressure sensing system for an automotive vehicle
A system (10) and method is provided for calibrating a tire pressure monitoring system using an EM transmitter (14). The present invention includes a first...
US-6,745,619 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-6,745,563 Axially reduced torque converter with axial pull stator
A torque converter for a vehicle having a substantially reduced axial length relative to a conventional circular-shaped torus cross section. The torque converter...
US-D491,119 Exterior of vehicle front bumper
US-6,745,151 Remote diagnostics and prognostics methods for complex systems
A diagnostic/prognostic system monitors performance of a vehicle or other apparatus wherein the vehicle has a plurality of operational components. Each...
US-6,745,139 CAE waveform assessor
A CAE waveform assessor 10 is provided, including a CAE resultant waveform 12 and a reference waveform 16. The CAE waveform assessor 10 utilizes a time domain...
US-6,744,354 System for sensing whether an object struck in a collision is a pedestrian
A collision protection system for protecting a pedestrian that uses a sensor that provides a width output signal that varies in relation to the width of an...
US-6,744,237 Hybrid power system for an electric vehicle
A hybrid power system (10) for supplying power to a load (12) such as an electric vehicle is provided. The power system (10) includes an energy storage device...
US-6,744,148 Theft resistant system for vehicles equipped with combined starter-alternators
A theft resistant vehicle system (10) includes a security system (12) adapted to generate a first control signal as a function of the substantial meeting of a...
US-6,743,084 Emery polishing machine
An emery polishing machine is provided with plural adjusting devices positioned between the opposite shaft ends of two emery polishing wheels and machine box....
US-6,742,832 Vehicle bed assembly and a method for making a vehicle bed assembly
A vehicle bed assembly 10 has a floor pan 18, a front wall 20, and substantially identical side walls 14, 16. The front wall 20 and the side walls 14, 16 are...
US-6,742,620 Power steering system with vehicle braking state input for vibration reduction
A power steering system in which an electric motor (9) makes available a damping torque to a steering system via a mechanical transmission (4). The transmission...
US-6,742,326 High efficiency conversion of nitrogen oxides in an exhaust aftertreatment device at low temperature
A system and method for providing operating conditions that provide higher efficiency NOx reduction in a lean NOx catalyst coupled to a lean-burning internal...
US-D490,755 Vehicle rear bumper
US-6,741,918 System and method for detection of degradation of vacuum brake booster sensor
Systems and methods for detecting degradation of a sensor in a vacuum brake booster coupled to a manifold of an internal combustion engine include measuring an...
US-6,741,898 Method of using neutral event file for manufacturing line analysis
A method is provided of using a neutral event file for manufacturing line analysis. The method includes the steps of constructing a neutral event file and...
US-6,739,613 Tow hitch rear bumper assembly
A tow hitch rear bumper assembly for a motor vehicle includes a rear bumper for attachment to a frame of the motor vehicle and a tow hitch extending through and...
US-6,739,507 Method of automated rail loading of automotive vehicles
A method is provided of automated rail loading of automotive vehicles. The method includes the steps of attaching tags to the automotive vehicles and performing...
US-6,739,123 Temperature management of catalyst system for a variable displacement engine
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders, at least some of which may be selectively deactivated to...
US-6,738,707 Cylinder air charge estimation system and method for internal combustion engine including exhaust gas recirculation
A system (12) and method for determining the charged air mass in a cylinder (14) of an internal combustion engine (10) are provided. The system (12) includes an...
US-6,738,706 Method for estimating engine parameters
A method for estimating operating parameters of an internal combustion engine uses data stored as a function of intake and exhaust valve timing. In particular,...
US-6,738,702 Method for particulate filter regeneration in vehicles having an automatically controlled transmission
A system is described for minimizing engine torque disturbances that would otherwise cause degraded drive feel by a vehicle driver. The system utilizes multiple...
US-6,738,507 Apparatus and method for correlating part design geometry, manufacturing tool geometry, and manufactured part...
Apparatus and method useful in the process of making a forming tool, such as metal stamping tool. The apparatus (20, 22) performs a method of scanning a working...
US-6,737,964 Vehicle blind spot monitoring system
A blind spot monitoring system for a vehicle includes two pairs of stereo cameras, two displays and a controller. The stereo cameras monitor vehicle blind spots...
US-6,737,756 Power supply for an automotive vehicle using DC-to-DC converter for charge transfer
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-6,736,425 System for venting an air bag module
A system for venting an air bag module having an air bag cushion retainer ring, an air bag cushion, an inflator, at least one spring positioned and compressed...
US-6,736,229 Energy storage system for a vehicle
An energy storage system for a vehicle includes a compressed gas storage tank having a generally cylindrical outer wall and a generally cylindrical battery...
US-6,736,161 Pressure regulating valve
The invention relates to a pressure regulating valve comprising a valve body having one or more inlet openings and one or more outlet openings for a pressurized...
US-6,736,121 Method for air-fuel ratio sensor diagnosis
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, such as after an engine...
US-6,736,120 Method and system of adaptive learning for engine exhaust gas sensors
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-6,736,105 Control system for direct injection spark ignition engines with a cam profile switching device
A system and method for controlling air charge motion in the cylinder of a direct injection spark ignition engine during transitions between different combustion...
US-6,736,091 Variable compression ratio control system for internal combustion engine
A variable compression ratio control system for an internal combustion engine includes a lubrication system for selectively providing lubricating oil to...
US-6,736,024 Method and apparatus for determining the position of a shift rail
An apparatus 10 for determining the position of a shift rail 12 which is employed within a vehicle having a transmission 14. Apparatus 10 includes an offset...
US-6,736,016 Paint booth air detection system
An airflow detection system for a vehicle paint booth. The vehicle paint booth has a first zone and a second zone adjacent to the first zone. An air velocity...
US-6,735,939 System and method for monitoring and exhaust gas sensor in an engine
A system and method for monitoring a post-catalyst exhaust gas sensor in an engine is provided. The engine includes a cylinder bank coupled to a catalyst and an...
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