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US-D489,299 Exterior of vehicle hood
US-6,728,685 Communication schema of online reporting system and method related to online orders for consumer products...
An online communication schema for reporting related to online ordering and tracking is provided. The communication schema comprises an order message having...
US-6,728,617 Method for determining a danger zone for a pre-crash sensing system in a vehicle having a countermeasure system
A pre-crash sensing system (10) for a source vehicle (50) having a source vehicle length and a source vehicle width that is coupled to a countermeasure system...
US-6,727,670 Battery current limiter for a high voltage battery pack in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A battery current limiter and current-limiting method for a battery system and an electric motor in a hybrid automotive vehicle powertrain. The battery current...
US-6,725,830 Method for split ignition timing for idle speed control of an engine
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, such as after an engine...
US-6,725,828 Vortex-induced stratification combustion for direct injection spark ignition engines
A system and method for controlling combustion in a direct injection spark ignition internal combustion engine inject fuel directly into a combustion chamber in...
US-6,725,825 Method and system for controlling combustion mode in an internal combustion engine
A method and system for controlling combustion mode in an internal combustion engine is disclosed. A method for controlling a multi-cylinder internal combustion...
US-6,725,140 Method and apparatus for determining lateral velocity of a motor vehicle in closed form for all road and...
An apparatus for determining lateral velocity of an automotive vehicle (10) includes a vehicle speed sensor (20), a roll rate sensor (34), a yaw rate sensor...
US-6,725,139 Steerable night vision system
A night vision system for a vehicle includes a vehicle directional sensor generating a vehicle directional signal when the vehicle is changing bearing. A night...
US-6,724,100 HEV charger/generator unit
The present invention provides an apparatus, system, and method of utilizing a Home Power Unit ("HPU") which functions as a battery charger for a Hybrid Electric...
US-6,722,720 Engine compartment sound baffle
A sound baffle affixed to the sheet metal at the engine compartment of an automobile chassis. The sound baffle is formed of a layer of sound absorbing material...
US-6,722,659 Shaft seal
A shaft seal, which is pre-stressed by a spring, has a main body element and a projection, which is adjacent thereto. The projection is designed as a sacrificial...
US-6,722,326 Variable lift cylinder valve system for internal combustion engine
A variable lift cylinder valve system for an internal combustion engine includes a poppet valve operated by a rocker arm which is articulated about a...
US-6,722,122 Method for selecting a cylinder group when changing an engine operational parameter
A method for selecting one of first and second cylinder groups of an internal combustion engine is provided. The first and second cylinder groups are coupled...
US-6,721,659 Collision warning and safety countermeasure system
A collision warning and safety countermeasure system (10) for an automotive vehicle (12) having a vehicle sensor complex (18) and generating a vehicle sensor...
US-6,721,642 Method of generating a calibration crash sensor output pulse
A method of generating a calibration crash sensor pulse using the combination of a generated high frequency band of response (HFB) from a non-destructive impact...
US-6,720,792 Detection of demagnetization in a motor in an electric or partially electric motor vehicle
In an electric or hybrid electric vehicle, a voltage monitor (102) is directly coupled to a traction motor (38) and/or generator motor (30) to detect a permanent...
US-6,720,696 Starter/generator and a method for mounting a starter/generator within a vehicle
A starter/generator assembly 10 which is adapted for use within a vehicle of the type having a crankshaft 12 and a torque converter 14. The assembly 10 includes...
US-6,719,513 Reverse bow retention push pin
A reverse bow retention push pin includes a head portion, a shank portion extending a predetermined distance from the head portion, a plurality of fins disposed...
US-6,719,379 Method and an apparatus for braking a vehicle
A method and an apparatus for allowing a vehicle to be braked in both a regenerative and a distributive type or frictional manner, thereby reducing the amount of...
US-6,719,215 Windshield washer system for automotive vehicle
A windshield washer system for an automotive vehicle includes a fluid reservoir, a pump mounted within the fluid reservoir, a heater mounted in proximity to the...
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,...
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