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US-D493,758 Vehicle front body side molding
US-D493,755 Vehicle side view mirror
US-D493,753 Exterior of vehicle hood
US-D493,752 Vehicle rear bumper
US-6,767,050 Passenger compartment isolator system for automotive vehicle
A passenger compartment isolator system interposed between the engine compartment and passenger compartment of an automotive vehicle includes a dash panel having...
US-6,766,775 Method and system for increasing the estimation accuracy of cam phase angle in an engine with variable cam timing
A system and method for determining an estimation of actual cam phase angle of increased accuracy are based on an observed cam phase angle derived from a cam...
US-6,766,641 Temperature control via computing device
A microprocessor-based controller is provided for generated heat in at various locations in an exhaust system of an engine by changing the heat generation...
US-6,766,555 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-D493,552 Vehicle headlamp
US-D493,393 Vehicle left front fender
US-6,766,206 System and method for designing automotive structure using adhesives
A system and method for designing an automotive body structure. A CAE system 14 receives certain programmable parameters or user input data 12, and generates a...
US-6,764,095 Method for controlling airbag deployment
A method of deploying a passenger side airbag as a function of the actual mass of the occupant on the passenger seat. This is accomplished by providing force...
US-6,763,800 Diagnosing proper operability of a cylinder charge motion control device
A method for detecting improper operation of a charge motion control device (CMC) based on exhaust temperature is disclosed. It has been found that when the...
US-6,763,789 Electromagnetic actuator with permanent magnet
A system and method for increasing force density of a valve actuator particularly suited for use in actuation of intake and/or exhaust valves of an internal...
US-6,763,737 Automobile transmission range sensor system
A non-contacting transmission range sensor system, which includes a control device, is disclosed. The system includes a shaft coupled to the control device. A...
US-6,763,712 Flow-sensing device and method for fabrication
A gaseous flow sensor that utilizes non-platinum resistive sensing elements and a method for fabricating such sensor are disclosed. The gaseous flow sensor is...
US-6,763,656 Method and apparatus for optimizing purge fuel for purging 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-D493,239 Head lamp
US-6,763,298 Controlled engine shutdown for a hybrid electric vehicle
A method and system to control engine shutdown for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is provided. Tailpipe emissions are reduced during the many engine shutdowns...
US-6,761,484 Crankshaft for an internal combustion engine disposed in a motor vehicle
The invention relates to a crankshaft bearing for a motor vehicle, in which a crankshaft 1 produced from ADI (austempered ductile iron, DIN EN 1564) is supported...
US-6,761,296 Convertible ladder and load platform for a vehicle articulating roof rack system
The present invention provides a convertible ladder and load platform including a vehicle articulating roof rack system having a selectively removable portion...
US-6,761,153 Engine air amount prediction based on a change in speed
A system and method to predict engine air amount for an internal combustion engine is described. Included is a method to predict a change in engine air amount...
US-6,760,693 Method of integrating computer visualization for the design of a vehicle
A method of integrating computer visualization for the design of a vehicle includes the steps of determining a low-level geometric model of the vehicle and...
US-6,760,113 Crystal based fringe generator system
A measurement system (10) for accurately measuring the surface geometry of a part (32) in three dimensions includes a laser (12) for emitting a laser beam (14)....
US-6,759,942 Vehicle communication system implemented reusing existing vehicle components
A communication system is provided for an automotive vehicle (10) that uses existing vehicle components with only slight modifications that can be implemented in...
US-6,758,520 Adjustable height automotive seat
An adjustable height automotive seat (10) is provided, including a backrest portion (12) and a seat portion (14), the seat portion (14) capable of being...
US-6,758,516 Automotive vehicle with enhanced lateral collision intrusion resistance
An automobile includes a door, inner and outer rocker panels, and a floor pan joined to the inner rocker panel. A structural frame extends under the body. A...
US-6,758,202 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-6,758,185 Method to improve fuel economy in lean burn engines with variable-displacement-like characteristics
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-D492,801 Vehicle head lamp
US-D492,627 Exterior of vehicle front bumper
US-6,757,611 Adaptive safety system for a bumper-bag equipped vehicle
The present invention provides a safety system control method for a host automotive vehicle. The method includes providing a first vehicle safety countermeasure...
US-6,755,985 Silicon-doped amorphous carbon coating for paint bell atomizers
A wear resistance coated bell atomizer (32) and method for making same. The coating applied to the outer surface of a bell cup (36) of the bell atomizer (32) is...
US-6,755,429 Independent suspension for rear wheels of automotive vehicle
An independent suspension for a powered rear road wheel of an automotive vehicle includes a subframe attached to a vehicle body with a hub carrier and wheel hub...
US-6,755,182 Adaptive control for engine with electronically adjustable valve operation
A method is described for estimating cylinder airflow in engines that operate with manifold pressure near atmospheric pressure to compensate for degraded sensor...
US-6,755,032 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-6,754,578 Computer instructions for control of multi-path exhaust system in an engine
A computer controller is described for disabling fuel injection into cylinder groups of an engine. The system controls engine output a reduced engine torques...
US-6,754,573 Vehicle and engine control system and method
An engine control system controls engine torque to transition through the transmission lash zone. The transmission lash zone is determined using speed ratio...
US-6,753,360 System and method of preparing a reinforced polymer by supercritical fluid treatment
The present invention involves a method of preparing a reinforced polymer providing improved mechanical properties. The method includes providing particles of...
US-6,752,637 Flexible circuit relay
An arrangement of a flex circuit (7) is provided which includes a first substrate (10) with a connected first conductive membrane (16) having a first gap (20). A...
US-6,752,425 Semi-active control of automotive steering system vibration with magneto-rheological damping
A magnetorheological (MR) vibration damper for damping axial and rotational vibrations of an automotive steering system may include a housing encasing MR fluid...
US-6,752,247 Method and an assembly for braking a selectively moveable assembly having a controllably varying amount of self...
An electromechanical brake assembly 10 having a pair of selectively movable and dissimilar self energization wedge members 24, 26 which are respectively and...
US-6,752,200 Transmission oil cooler and filter
An oil cooler for a vehicle with an automatic transmission that includes a core contained between two end pipes. A first one of the end pipes includes an oil...
US-6,751,947 System and method for estimating oxidant storage of a catalyst
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-D492,044 Exterior of vehicle tail lamp
US-D491,848 Exterior of vehicle front bumper
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,...
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