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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...
US-6,701,797 Parking assembly
A parking assembly 10 is provided for use in combination with a vehicle of the type having a park gear 12 and a shifter or shifting assembly 14 which is...
US-6,701,707 Exhaust emission diagnostics
A diesel engine emission control system uses an upstream oxidation catalyst and a downstream SCR catalyst to reduce NOx in a lean exhaust gas environment. The...
US-6,701,246 Engine torque determination for powertrain with torque converter
A system and method for controlling a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine include determining a driver-demanded torque, determining a first torque based...
US-6,701,193 Method of adaptively controlling paint system
A method is provided of adaptively controlling a paint system for painting vehicle bodies. The method includes the steps of obtaining an estimated Jacobian that...
US-6,698,767 Adjustable suspension stabilizer bar
An adjustable stabilizer bar (10) for a vehicle comprises a primary torsional reaction segment (12). The primary reaction segment includes an outer tube (36)...
US-6,698,617 System and method of changing a disposable nozzle tip for dispensing reactant mixtures
An automatic system and method for changing a disposable nozzle for a multiple component reactant mixture injector. A robot supports a mixing head that is used...
US-6,698,191 High efficiency conversion of nitrogen oxides in an exhaust aftertreatment device at low temperature
A system and method for providing reductant to a lean NOx catalyst, when the temperature in the lean NOx catalyst is greater than 300.degree. C., is disclosed....
US-6,697,723 Occupant based frequency analysis algorithm
An occupant classification system (12) for an automotive vehicle (14) is provided. The system (12) includes a weight-sensing device (24) that generates a weight...
US-6,696,944 Indicating system for a manually controlled applicator
A method and an assembly 10 for increasing the likelihood that a certain function or operation will be performed in a desired manner. In one embodiment, the...
US-6,695,473 Diagnostic system and method for a motor vehicle
A diagnostic system for a motor vehicle comprises a component installed within motor vehicle. The system further includes an identifier device mechanically...
US-6,695,415 Brake fluid pressure relief assembly
A brake fluid pressure relief assembly (50) for a brake system (10) including a pedal assembly (12) employs first and second valves (52, 54) to provide...
US-6,695,393 Kinetic energy absorbing rail for an automotive frame
A rail (14) for an automotive frame (12) is provided for absorbing kinetic energy in front end crashes. The rail (14) is a metal bar having a front portion and a...
US-6,695,377 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-6,694,948 Vacuum management system on a variable displacement engine
A vehicle reciprocating piston, variable displacement internal combustion engine arrangement 7 is provided. The arrangement 7 includes a first cylinder group 12....
US-6,694,244 Method for quantifying oxygen stored in a vehicle emission control device
A method and system are provided for determining a present value representative of the quantity of oxygen that is stored in an emission control device receiving...
US-6,693,787 Control algorithm for soft-landing in electromechanical actuators
A system (12) and method for controlling an armature (20) of an electromagnetic actuator (10) are provided. The system (12) includes a circuit (46) for providing...
US-6,691,909 Sonotrode for ultrasonic welding apparatus
An apparatus and method for ultrasonically welding workpieces that reduces sonotrode adhesion during the ultrasonic welding process. The sonotrode includes a...
US-6,691,807 Hybrid electric vehicle with variable displacement engine
A hybrid electric vehicle 10 having a propulsion system 12 which integrates a motor-generator 14 and a variable displacement internal combustion engine 16....
US-6,691,679 System and method for controlling an operational position of a throttle valve in an engine
A control system (10) and method for controlling an operational position of a throttle valve in an engine. The system includes a position sensor (16) operably...
US-6,691,669 Overall scheduling of a lean burn engine system
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-6,691,665 Dual air induction arrangement
An air induction arrangement 7 for a variable displacement engine is provided. The air induction arrangement 7 includes first and second plenums 22, 24 fluidly...
US-6,691,507 Closed-loop temperature control for an emission control device
A system and method are provided for closed-loop monitoring of temperature within a vehicle emission control device to control air-fuel ratio (AFR) and...
US-6,691,020 Method and system for optimizing purge of exhaust gas constituent stored in an emission control device
A method and system for optimizing the purging of a constituent gas of a vehicle engine's generated exhaust gas from an emission control device is disclosed...
US-6,691,013 Braking and controllability control method and system for a vehicle with regenerative braking
The present invention provides a method and system to use feedback control algorithms to monitor and dynamically modify front and rear braking torque to initiate...
US-6,690,174 Method and arrangement for load testing electrical systems of a motor vehicle
The invention relates to a method and arrangement for load testing electrical systems of a motor vehicle. The operator control elements of the electrical systems...
US-6,690,017 GPS-based anti-blinding system for active night vision
A night vision system for a vehicle is provided. The system includes an illumination subsystem for illuminating a region proximate the vehicle, a receiver for...
US-6,688,618 Road noise reduction apparatus and method using selective placement of vibration dampers
An active vibration damper, such as a piezoelectric element (310, 400, 604, 800), a magnetostrictive element (510, 902) or a magnetic shaped alloy, is placed at...
US-6,688,415 Stability control throttle compensation on vehicles with passive all wheel drive systems
A method and apparatus for overcoming negative torque transfer in a passive coupling (43) in a vehicle (10) having all wheel drive. The vehicle (10) includes a...
US-6,688,411 Hybrid electric vehicle and a method for operating a hybrid electric vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle 10 and a method for operating the hybrid electric vehicle 10 in which combustion is made to occur within the internal combustion engine...
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