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US-6,543,431 System for air-fuel ratio control
A system and a method of controlling an engine during and after a temporary fueling shut-off during idling, deceleration or a switch to auxiliary power...
US-6,543,423 Control system and method for a bi-fuel engine
A control system 14 for a bi-fuel engine 12 is provided. The control system 14 includes a powertrain controller 52 and a bi-fuel controller 54. The controller 52...
US-6,543,414 Vehicle output control limiter
A method is described for limiting a change in torque transmitted through a vehicle powertrain when in a predetermined range. Such a method minimizes ...
US-6,543,219 Engine fueling control for catalyst desulfurization
A method is described for controlling decontamination of an emission control device. Temperature of the emission control device is maintained at a desired...
US-6,543,218 Preventing early degradation of exhaust treatment devices
A method is described for preventing early degradation of an exhaust treatment device installed in a diesel powered vehicle, the treatment device having an...
US-D472,871 Console
US-D472,850 Automobile
US-6,542,798 Engine ready signal using peak engine cylinder pressure detection
The present invention provides a method and system for determining "engine on" status in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle. A controller determines that the engine is...
US-6,542,790 3D normalized proportional reverse interpolation error correction control
A method of distributing an error correction term over four grid points used in a normalized 3D lookup routine circulates a change in output of the normalized 3D...
US-6,540,968 Low-precious metal/high-rare earth oxide catalysts
The invention is a three-way catalyst, its method of manufacture, and use for treating exhaust gas generated by a gasoline internal combustion engine. The method...
US-6,540,850 Membrane and a method for making a membrane
A membrane 30 and a method 12 for making the membrane 30comprising the steps of selectively placing a first material 14 upon a substrate 16, depositing a certain...
US-6,540,495 Air flow systems for automated preform processing
System for the manufacture of reinforcing preforms for structural composite products. The air flows for the manufacturing stations are optimized by providing a...
US-6,539,919 Ignition timing for engine with dual independent camshafts
Optimum MBT and BDL ignition timing value are obtained from calibration values stored in stability limited (SL) and optimum power (OP) calibration tables using a...
US-6,539,784 Evaluation of a motor vehicle oxygen sensor performance
The invention relates to the performance evaluation of an oxygen gas sensor in a motor vehicle, where the oxygen gas sensor is used to measure the oxygen content...
US-6,539,706 Method and system for preconditioning an emission control device for operation about stoichiometry
An exhaust gas treatment system for an internal combustion engine includes a three-way catalyst and a NO.sub.x device located downstream of the three-way...
US-6,539,704 Method for improved vehicle performance
An engine control system for managing lean NOx trap decontamination uses associated fuel economy impacts to determine when decontamination is enabled. In...
US-6,539,612 Method of manufacturing an automotive airbag enclosure with an embedded heating element
An automotive instrument panel (IP) has a thermostatically controlled electric heating element for maintaining the plastic material of the IP at a temperature...
US-RE38,051 Catalytic converter decontamination method
A method for restoring exhaust purifying capability of a sulfur contaminated catalytic converter of an internal combustion engine. Catalytic converter efficiency...
US-6,539,314 Method for simulating a joint
A method for simulating a particular adhesive joint having an elasticity modulus which changes over a particular period of time and/or over a range of...
US-6,539,295 Vehicle tire monitoring system with multiple sensors
A vehicle tire monitoring system provides enhanced information about the contact patch interface area between the tire and the underlying road surface. The...
US-6,538,820 Night vision system utilizing a diode laser illumination module and a method related thereto
A night vision system 10 is provided for detecting objects at relatively low visible light levels. The system 10 includes an infrared light source 14. The system...
US-6,537,511 Modified platinum NOx trap for automotive emission reduction
The invention is a method of treating exhaust gases generated by an internal combustion engine using a NO.sub.x trap in the exhaust flow system. The method...
US-6,536,789 Vehicle suspension attachment assembly
A vehicle suspension attachment assembly 10 including a spring 17, a pair of spring seats 16, 18 which are coupled to the spring 17, a bushing 25 which is...
US-6,536,389 Adaptive control of cylinder valve timing in internal combustion engine
A system for controlling the timing of a cylinder valve in a reciprocating internal combustion engine includes a crankshaft position sensor for determining...
US-6,536,303 Steering wheel
An energy absorbing steering wheel is provided which reduces a vehicle occupant's injury in a collision. The energy absorbing steering wheel includes an...
US-6,535,863 Method for utilizing a knowledge-based system
A method for utilizing a knowledge-based expert or engineering system. The method improves the performance of the system by evaluating how well the system's body...
US-6,535,832 Dynamic test fixture for a vehicle exhaust system capable of twelve DOF
A vehicle exhaust system test fixture integrates separate dynamic controls to provide at least twelve degrees of freedom (DOF). In one embodiment, two separate...
US-6,534,972 Magneto-resistive position sensor and variable reluctance controller interface circuit
A position sensor and variable reluctance type controller interface circuit (10) is provided. The circuit (10) includes a position sensor (22) having an output...
US-6,532,944 Vapor purge control in an engine with a hybrid valvetrain
A fuel vapor recovery method and system are disclosed for an engine with a hybrid valvetrain, in which the intake valves are actuated by more than one type of...
US-6,532,934 Method for controlling charge adjustment devices
The invention relates to a control process for charge flow management devices as arranged in the intake area of the inlet ports of direct-injection internal...
US-6,532,920 Multipositional lift rocker arm assembly
A multiple lift position rocker arm 307 is provided which includes a body 10 and a pivotally mounted lost motion arm 44. A latch 120 is connected on one end of...
US-6,532,919 Permanent magnet enhanced electromagnetic valve actuator
An electromagnetic valve actuator (EVA) for actuating movement of a valve in a vehicle engine includes a valve assembly operatively connected to the valve for...
US-6,532,736 Emission control system with a catalyst
A reductant injection control strategy for controlling an amount of nitrogen oxide reducing agent injected upstream of a selective reduction catalyst uses an...
US-6,532,734 On-board diagnostic catalyst monitoring system
A method for determining the effectiveness of a catalyst having both first, relatively high oxidizable material provided to remove emissions from the exhaust of...
US-6,532,732 Method for improved vehicle performance
An engine control system for managing lean NOx trap decontamination uses associated fuel economy impacts to determine when decontamination is enabled. In...
US-6,532,066 Vision system for identification of defects in wet polymeric coatings
An apparatus and method of detecting defects or abnormalities in a wet polymeric surface coating of an object to limit or eliminate costs associated with...
US-6,531,799 Hybrid electric machine with two rotors, permanent magnet poles and controllable field current
An electric machine or assembly 10 including a housing 12, a stationary stator 14, two substantially identical and opposed rotors 16, 18, and a pair stationary...
US-6,530,862 System and method for compression braking within a vehicle having a variable compression ratio engine
A system and method for braking a vehicle 12 having a variable compression ratio engine 14 and a compression braking system 16. System 10 is adapted to utilize...
US-6,530,621 Vehicle convertible track system
A convertible track system for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of frame members each having a predetermined surface area, at least one of the frame...
US-6,530,270 Method and apparatus for analyzing a drivetrain assembly
A method and an apparatus 10 for discerning the torsional mode response of a portion of a vehicle 12, such as but not limited to a drivetrain assembly,...
US-6,529,860 Particle impact and soil deposition analysis system and method for vehicle design
A method and system for aiding in the design of an automotive vehicle enables dynamic placement of particle injection points relative to a computer aided design...
US-6,529,803 Roll over stability control for an automotive vehicle having rear wheel steering
A stability control system (24) for an automotive vehicle as includes a plurality of sensors (28-39) sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle and a...
US-6,529,608 Speech recognition system
A speech recognition system 7 for an automotive vehicle 10 is provided including a microphone receiver 12 for receiving a voice audio signal and converting the...
US-6,528,109 Integrated paint quality control system
An integrated paint quality control (IPQC) system for feedback control of paint process for painting vehicle bodies includes a film thickness sensor system for...
US-6,527,947 Fuel control device
A fuel control device 220 includes a restriction 294 and a check valve 292 disposed between a fuel return conduit 236 and a fuel injection supply conduit 227. In...
US-6,527,533 Processing systems for automated manufacture of preforms
Systems for the manufacture of reinforcing preforms for structural composite products. Minimum contact eyelets reduce friction in the supply system for string...
US-6,527,333 Solid state drag reducing vehicle grille
A solid state drag reducing vehicle grille for a vehicle includes a front bumper carried by the vehicle, left and right grille portions carried by the vehicle...
US-6,527,304 Brake tube connector
A connector (10) for sealing an elongated tube (14) to a body (22) comprises a nut (12) concentrically about the tube (14) proximate the flared end (16). The nut...
US-6,527,080 Passive system for speech enhancement
A passive system for speech enhancement in a motor vehicle includes a headliner adapted to be disposed in an occupant compartment of the motor vehicle. The...
US-6,527,021 Fuel and reductant delivery system
A system and a method for providing fuel and reductant to a vehicle from a fuel dispensing station are disclosed which allow for providing both fluids to a...
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