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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...
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...
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