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US-6,609,748 Forward facing rear door assembly for motor vehicles
A forward facing rear door assembly for a motor vehicle includes a forward facing rear door having a forward end and a rear end. The forward facing rear door...
US-6,609,505 Two speed supercharger drive
A two speed supercharger system (20) for an internal combustion engine. The supercharger system includes a supercharger pump (40) that is driven by the engine...
US-6,609,499 Gaseous-fuel injection system and method
A fuel injection system for a gaseous-fueled engine is provided. The fuel injection system comprises at least one gaseous fuel injector for each of the engine...
US-D478,854 Vehicle rear body side molding
US-D478,843 Vehicle
US-6,609,108 Communication schema of online system and method of ordering consumer product having specific configurations
An online communication schema for communicating online vehicle orders is provided. The communication schema includes a customer request message, which includes...
US-6,609,066 Method and apparatus for activating a crash countermeasure in response to the braking capability of a vehicle
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-6,609,058 System and method for air flow and EGR flow estimation
An exhaust gas recirculation systems directs exhaust gasses from an exhaust manifold to an intake manifold of an internal combustion engine. The exhaust gasses...
US-6,609,057 Method and apparatus for activating a crash countermeasure using a transponder having various modes of operation
A method and system for sensing a potential collision of a first vehicle (11) with a second vehicle (72) is disclosed. The first vehicle generates a data signal...
US-6,608,467 Replacement battery formation system
A replacement battery formation method includes the steps of; providing a bank of batteries made up of a plurality of individual batteries having substantially...
US-6,607,704 Sulfur tolerant lean NOx trap
An integrated lean NO.sub.x trap. The integrated lean NO.sub.x trap includes a lean NO.sub.x trap containing a composite metal oxide mixture consisting...
US-6,607,255 Collision mitigation by braking system
A brake control system (10) for an automotive vehicle (12) is provided. The system (10) includes a vehicle sensor complex (16) that generates a vehicle sensor...
US-6,607,252 Anti-vibration brake system
A brake system for a vehicle having wheels. The brake system includes a brake housing and a flow chamber housing. The brake housing includes a friction element...
US-6,607,231 Liftgate with low-liftover liftglass
A motor vehicle includes a rear body opening that is closed by an upwardly-pivoting liftgate assembly that itself defines, when in a closed position, a secondary...
US-6,607,142 Electric coolant pump control strategy for hybrid electric vehicles
This invention relates to a hybrid electric vehicle component coolant control system and method. The coolant system has an electric pump to move coolant through...
US-6,606,982 Crankcase ventilation system for a hydrogen fueled engine
A crankcase ventilation system for an internal combustion engine includes a first valve for controlling air flow into the engine's crankcase, a second valve for...
US-6,606,975 Passive turbulence control assembly and a method for creating turbulence
A passive turbulent control assembly 10 having a generally flat plate member 30 which is movably disposed within an intake port member 12 by the use of a pin 36...
US-6,606,823 Modular roof covering system
The present invention is a modular roof covering made up of a plurality of interlocking modular trays having moisture or water absorbing component or medium in...
US-6,606,784 Pallet system
A pallet system 10 for use in a manufacturing process. The pallet system includes several pallets 14 which are adapted to receive and support a portion of a...
US-6,606,031 Method for displaying warranty information
A method 10 for displaying warranty information by use of a display of indicators 72, 74 having one of a variety of colors. Various item function groups 68, 70...
US-6,605,773 Thermoelectric generator for a vehicle
A thermoelectric generator includes a thermal generator to which thermal energy is provided from a heat source. In order to keep the output voltage of the...
US-6,604,504 Method and system for transitioning between lean and stoichiometric operation of a lean-burn engine
An exhaust treatment system for an internal combustion engine includes a catalytic emission control device. When transitioning the engine between a lean...
US-6,604,502 Method for controlling an internal combustion engine during engine shutdown to reduce evaporative emissions
A method of controlling an engine 12 during engine shutdown to reduce evaporative emissions is provided. The method includes a step 50 of shutting off a fuel...
US-6,604,496 Longitudinally adjustable connecting rod
The invention relates to a longitudinally adjustable connecting rod (1), in which a piston part (2) and a shaft part (9) are telescopically inserted one inside...
US-6,604,412 Sensor diagnostics
A method for obtaining an accurate cylinder air-charge estimate is presented. First, a sensor-based powertrain torque estimate is obtained. Next, a torque...
US-6,604,411 Engine starting method
A method for determining engine position during engine starting is described wherein cylinder identification is determined based on either the absence or...
US-6,604,410 Method and system to detect spark loss in a multiple spark plug per cylinder internal combustion engine
The invention is a strategy to detect spark plug misfires in a multiple spark plug per cylinder internal combustion engine (ICE). The present invention monitors...
US-6,604,361 Method and system for operating an engine having a turbocharger with at least two discrete positions and...
A method and system for controlling an engine having a turbocharger with at least two discrete positions and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). The method includes...
US-6,604,357 Active adaptive bias for closed loop air/fuel control system
An engine control system includes an adaptive bias sub-system (100) that generates bias values for controlling the air-fuel ratio. The sub-system (100) includes...
US-6,604,013 Tool failure detection utilizing frequency derived, pre-characterization templates
A system and method to create frequency derived, pre-characterization templates to be used by a machine operator for determining when a tool breaks in one...
US-6,603,226 Electric machine drive having sensorless control
A rotor position dependent saliency in a sensorless control electric drive machine (9) introduces a plurality of sensing slots (16) to the outer periphery of a...
US-6,603,215 Hybrid electric vehicle control strategy while traveling in reverse
A method for reverse drive mode operation of a hybrid electric vehicle includes determining an output power of the internal combustion engine, determining a...
US-6,602,545 Method of directly making rapid prototype tooling having free-form shape
A method and apparatus for directly making rapid prototype tooling from a computer model having a free-form shape. The method steps comprise essentially: (a)...
US-6,602,541 Method of preparing vaporized antimony precursors
A process for depositing an antimony-containing coating upon a surface of a heated glass substrate includes dissolving an antimony halide in an organic solvent...
US-6,602,162 Control device for the internal combustion engine and the automatic gearbox of a motor vehicle
An input device having keys for selecting rearward driving (R), neutral position (N) and forward driving (D), as well as a decrementing control switch (5) and...
US-6,601,915 Programmable seat back damper assembly for seats
A programmable seat back damper assembly for a motor vehicle includes a generally horizontal seat cushion portion and a generally upright back portion...
US-6,601,395 Control method for a vehicle having an engine and an accessory device
A method for controlling cycling of an air conditioning compressor coupled to an internal combustion engine interrupts normal cycling based on operation...
US-6,601,382 Method and apparatus for determining a temperature of an emission catalyst
A control system and method for controlling an engine (10) of an automotive vehicle having a catalyst (34) and controller (40) is set forth herein. The...
US-6,600,988 Vehicle trajectory control system and method
A method for controlling a powertrain of a vehicle is described. The method determines a desired vehicle condition based on three driver actuated elements. In a...
US-6,600,980 Torque reversal reduction strategy for a hybrid vehicle
This invention provides a strategy and system for an hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) that is not equipped with a hydraulic torque converter wherein a generator...
US-6,598,387 Reduction of exhaust smoke emissions following extended diesel engine idling
A diesel engine equipped with an exhaust gas particulate filter includes a control system that reduces exhaust gas smoke emissions normally resulting from an...
US-6,598,036 Method for serving engineering rules on a network through servlet and applet
A method is disclosed for determining the correctness of proposed values or data for engineering parameters. The method incorporates the use of a server side...
US-6,597,072 System and method for charging a high voltage bus within a hybrid electric vehicle
A system 10 for charging a high voltage bus 12 within a vehicle 14 including one or more sources of electrical power 16 which provide electrical power to the...
US-6,595,263 Method and arrangement for utilizing a psuedo-alloy composite for rapid prototyping and low-volume production...
Method and arrangement for spray forming an article. The method includes spraying a plurality of metal streams upon a low-heat resistant model and thereby...
US-6,595,190 System and method for controlling release of fuel vapor from a vapor recovery system
A system and method for adjusting fuel vapor delivery from a fuel vapor recovery system in an internal combustion engine. A requested amount of fuel vapor...
US-6,595,187 Control method for internal combustion 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-6,594,990 Method for regenerating a diesel particulate filter
A method for regenerating a diesel particulate filter (10) in the exhaust gas system of a diesel engine (5) is disclosed in which particulate matter is burned by...
US-6,594,989 Method and apparatus for enhancing fuel economy of a lean burn internal combustion engine
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-6,594,986 Oxidant storage capacity estimation
A method for determining the efficiency of a three-way catalyst is presented. It is shown that more accurate results are achieved if the efficiency estimates are...
US-6,594,985 Exhaust gas aftertreatment device efficiency estimation
A method for monitoring efficiency of an exhaust gas aftertreatment device is presented. The efficiency is inferred from the amount of fuel required to perform...
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