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US-6,719,111 Synchronizing device in a motor vehicle gearbox
Synchronizing device in a motor vehicle gearbox, comprising a synchronizer hub (1), an engaging sleeve (2) non-rotatably but axially displaceably mounted on the...
US-6,718,822 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-6,718,755 Method to increase temperature in an exhaust aftertreatment device coupled to a camless engine
A system and method are disclosed for operating an internal combustion to provide a temperature rise in an exhaust aftertreatment device. An exhaust valve is...
US-6,718,596 Reversible door hinge
The vehicular door hinge of the present invention facilitates both forward and rearward swinging door motion. The present invention achieves this objective by...
US-D488,405 Pick-up truck
US-6,718,256 Method for identifying an operating state of an engine soak timer
A method for determining the existence of a "short time" type state within a vehicle control assembly 10. The method requires the measurement of the temperature...
US-6,718,255 Method and system for matching engine torque transitions between closed and partially closed accelerator pedal...
A method and system for controlling an electronically controlled throttle of an internal combustion engine. Driver demanded torque, .tau..sub.dd is determined....
US-6,718,248 System for detecting surface profile of a driving road
A control system (18) has a roll angular rate sensor (34), a yaw angular rate sensor (28), a lateral acceleration sensor (32), a longitudinal acceleration sensor...
US-6,716,546 System and method for supplying air to a fuel cell for use in a vehicle
A system 10 is provided for supplying air to a fuel cell 12 for use within a vehicle 14. The system 10 includes a conventional storage tank 16 which receives and...
US-6,716,137 Method for controlling camless engine 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-6,716,136 Powertrain control method for minimizing effects of engine torque disturbances
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-6,715,593 Crush tube assembly
A crush tube assembly for absorbing impact energy is provided. A first tube substantially free from convolutions is disposed about a second tube substantially...
US-6,715,476 System and method for exhaust gas recirculation control
A system and method for controlling a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine having at least one automatically controllable airflow actuator and an exhaust...
US-6,715,462 Method to control fuel vapor purging
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-6,715,280 Method for low emission vehicle starting with improved fuel economy
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-6,714,854 Method of compensating for the effects of using a block heater in an internal combustion engine
A method for determining the use of a block heater in an internal combustion engine and compensating for the effects that such heaters can have on an engine...
US-6,714,852 Observer for engine crankshaft torque
An engine crankshaft torque observer (10) and method of operation. An engine combustion process (14) is modeled (26) to develop modeled pressure estimates of...
US-6,714,851 Method for road grade/vehicle pitch estimation
A control system (13) for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a longitudinal accelerometer (24) that generates a longitudinal acceleration signal corresponding...
US-6,714,831 Paint defect automated seek and repair assembly and method
A method of detecting and repairing paint defects on a vehicle body (10) is provided, including developing paint defect data using electronic imaging of the...
US-6,712,410 Extruded aluminum bumper
An extruded bumper for a vehicle includes a top face, a bottom face generally opposing the top face, a front face, and a rear face generally opposing the front...
US-6,712,392 Automotive frame assembly
A method for manufacturing an automotive frame assembly (10) includes an inner rail (12) having an exterior side (26) and an interior side (30). First, the...
US-6,712,133 System and method for automatic temperature control in vehicles using predictive coding
A system and method for controlling temperature within a vehicle cabin include monitoring various temperature sensors to determine current operating conditions,...
US-6,712,041 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-6,711,776 Windshield washer system for automotive vehicle
A windshield washer system for an automotive vehicle includes a reservoir for holding windshield washer fluid, and an applicator system for furnishing washer...
US-6,711,556 Fuzzy logic controller optimization
A method is provided for optimizing a rotating induction machine system fuzzy logic controller. The fuzzy logic controller has at least one input and at least...
US-6,711,550 Method and system for capacity planning
The present invention is a method and system for accurately forecasting the quantity of all parts necessary to assemble all vehicles of a vehicle product line...
US-6,711,491 Mass airflow sensor for pulsating oscillating flow systems
A method for calibrating an output signal of a mass airflow (MAF) sensor in operative communication with an induction system of an internal combustion engine is...
US-6,711,481 System and method for programming an exit delay for automatic headlamps
A system 10 for controlling automatic headlamps within a vehicle which allows an operator of a vehicle to selectively program the amount of time that the...
US-6,709,075 System and method for braking an electric drive vehicle on a low Mu surface
Strategies other than immediate elimination of regenerative braking (FIG. 2) are invoked when an incipient wheel lock-up is detected, the ABS becomes active,...
US-6,708,483 Method and apparatus for controlling lean-burn engine based upon predicted performance impact
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-6,708,102 Method and system for predicting cylinder air charge in an internal combustion engine for a future cylinder event
A system and method for predicting cylinder air charge in an internal combustion engine for a future cylinder event is provided. The pressure in an intake...
US-6,708,099 Stop and go adaptive cruise control system
An adaptive cruise control (ACC) system (10) for a host vehicle (12) is provided. The ACC system (10) includes a forward-looking sensor (18) generating a range...
US-6,708,095 Method for robust occupant position control prior to vehicle impact
A method for robust occupant position control prior to vehicle impact is provided. The method includes, in response to detecting an object, generating a...
US-6,707,378 Inter-vehicle wireless communication and warning system
An inter-vehicle wireless communication and warning system (50) for a host vehicle (52) within a wireless communication network is provided. The system includes...
US-6,707,279 Induction generator control with minimal sensor requirements
A method of controlling an induction generator such as an automotive starter-alternator or a windmill is disclosed. The method comprises using a minimal number...
US-6,706,993 Small bore PTWA thermal spraygun
The present invention provides a plasma transferred wire arc torch assembly that includes a monolithic block assembly that combines into a single component...
US-6,705,686 Method and apparatus for braking a hybrid electric vehicle
A method and system for braking a hybrid electric vehicle having an internal combustion engine and a traction motor coupled to a common output shaft, with the...
US-6,705,666 Cap for a vehicle load box
A cap (10) is provided for the load box (16) of a vehicle, like a pickup truck (12), including a box-like structure sized and adapted to fit on the load box to...
US-6,705,559 Programmable seat belt damper assembly
A programmable seat belt damper assembly for a seat belt in a motor vehicle. The programmable seat belt damper assembly includes a retractor operatively...
US-6,705,287 Method and regulating arrangement for heating the cab of a motor vehicle with a diesel engine
A method and a regulating arrangement (10) for heating the cab (21) of a vehicle is described. In the event of a start in a cold environment, a heating program...
US-6,705,286 Method and system for minimizing torque intervention of an electronic throttle controlled engine
A system and method wherein a torque monitoring algorithm compares torque demand (i.e., driver-demanded torque computed primarily from acceleration pedal...
US-6,705,284 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-6,705,276 Combustion mode control for a direct injection spark ignition (DISI) internal combustion engine
A method and system for controlling internal combustion engine, such engine being adapted to operate in a selected one of a plurality of operating mode. One of...
US-6,705,261 Multi-valve engine with gas exchange channel between inlet ports
An intake valve phase shift in multi-valve engines to enhance air-fuel mixing and optimum combustion at all operating conditions. The intake valve members are...
US-6,705,255 Crankshaft for use with a variable compression ratio system
A crankshaft, for use with a variable compression ratio engine having a connecting rod and a rod bearing, includes a crankpin adapted to be coupled to the...
US-6,704,740 Method for analyzing product performance data
A method for analyzing product performance relational data is disclosed. The method includes selecting a database query from a set of preselected database...
US-6,704,633 Position sensing device and shift device fault management in an electronic shift four-wheel drive system
A system and method are provided for managing faults in position sensing device and shift device; such faults are the unwarranted code change, power loss fault,...
US-6,703,919 Method of confirming remote keyless entry lock button status
A method of confirming a lock button pressed condition for a remote device associated with a vehicle remote keyless entry system. The method includes setting a...
US-6,701,895 Cylinder event based spark
A method to deliver spark during a start for an internal combustion engine is described. The method provides individual cylinder spark angle control based on the...
US-6,701,880 Method and apparatus for starting a motor vehicle
15 A method and an assembly 61 for use with a vehicle 10 having a high voltage battery 42 and an internal combustion engine 12 of the type having a selectively...
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