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US-6,631,700 Dual oil feed variable timed camshaft arrangement
An arrangement 7 of a dual oil feed variable timed camshaft is provided. The arrangement includes a camshaft 10 which has a radial side 22 and an end face 26....
US-6,631,562 Method for coating radiator support assembly
A method is provided for coating a radiator support assembly for a motor vehicle including the steps of providing magnesium components for the radiator support...
US-6,631,317 Attitude sensing system for an automotive vehicle
A stability control system (18) for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of sensors (28-39) sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle. The sensors may...
US-6,630,813 Method and apparatus for monitoring the state of the battery of a hybrid electric vehicle
A system (40) for an automotive vehicle has a temperature sensor (90) generating a temperature signal indicative of the temperature outside the vehicle and a...
US-6,629,453 Method and apparatus for measuring the performance of an 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-6,629,409 System and method for determining set point location for oxidant-based engine air/fuel control strategy
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-6,629,026 Hybrid electric vehicle with motor torque fill in
A post-transmission, parallel hybrid electric vehicle and method of control thereof is provided having an engine 200 joined to a differential 206 by an automated...
US-6,628,227 Method and apparatus for determining a target vehicle position from a source vehicle using a radar
A sensing system (10) for an automotive vehicle includes a first radar sensor (18) generating a first and a second range signal, and a second radar sensor (20)...
US-6,628,006 System and method for recovering potential energy of a hydrogen gas fuel supply for use in a vehicle
A system 10 is provided for recovering the potential energy of a hydrogen gas fuel supply within a fuel cell powered vehicle 14. The system 10 includes a...
US-6,626,659 Injection molding method and apparatus having improved detachable clamping unit with horizontal booking dies
A molding method and apparatus is shown which utilizes a plasticizing or injection unit in combination with a horizontal booking press having a first or moveable...
US-6,626,147 Control method for a vehicle having an engine
A method for controlling an engine having both an electronically controlled inlet device, such as an electronic throttle unite, and an electronically controlled...
US-6,626,041 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...
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