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US-6,564,543 System and method for monitoring a conditioning catalyst
A system and method for monitoring a conditioning catalyst positioned upstream of an oxygen sensor used for feedback control of an internal combustion engine...
US-6,564,156 Method for determining joint stiffness degradation
A method of determining joint stiffness degradation in structure 10 is provided including a first exciting of the structure 18, a first measuring of transfer...
US-6,562,835 Method for the treatment of urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence is alleviated in a mammal by administering to the mammal a urinary incontinence alleviating amount of dextromethorphan, dextrorphan, their...
US-6,561,949 Coupling assembly and a method for accelerating a vehicle and operating a transmission utilizing the coupling...
A coupling assembly 10 which selectively causes a primary mass or flywheel 20 be engaged or be coupled to a crankshaft 18 as a transmission gear assembly 23...
US-6,561,542 Vehicle air bag deployment system and method
A method of adjusting air bag deployment in a vehicle having a seat adjustable along a seat track and an adjustable pedal includes sensing the adjusted position...
US-6,561,209 Automotive washer system with a purge apparatus and a method therefore
A washer system and a method are provided for purging the washer liquids contained within a washer system. A first reservoir 21 containing a freezable washer...
US-6,561,169 Charge air management system for automotive engine
A charge air management system for an automotive engine provides air charge densification and cooling during periods of operation at higher load. Two air ducts...
US-6,561,145 Torque control method and system in an engine with a fully variable intake valve
A system and a method to control torque during a mode transition in an internal combustion engine with a fully variable intake valve is disclosed. The mode...
US-6,560,544 Method for monitoring a mixture
A method for monitoring a mixture is disclosed. The method includes acquiring amounts of components at predetermined intervals of time for a cycle during which...
US-6,560,527 Speed control 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-6,560,525 Integrated queue assist and adaptive cruise control
An adaptive cruise control system includes a forward-looking sensor generating a range signal corresponding to a distance between the host vehicle and a target...
US-6,560,523 Engine control system for improved driveability
A vehicle and engine control system controls engine torque to maintain positive torque at a transmission input to minimize the transmission gears from...
US-6,560,518 Algorithm for computing vehicle's steering ratio under dynamic maneuver
For a motor vehicle 10, a method for generating a map of a vehicle's dynamic steering ratio as a function of vehicle velocity and yaw rate. The steering ratio...
US-6,559,762 Multi channel braking notification system
A multiple channel braking notification system includes an accelerator pedal and an accelerator pedal actuator for applying a variable force to the accelerator...
US-6,559,761 Display system for vehicle environment awareness
An overhead-view display system for a vehicle is provided. The display system comprises a reference vehicle indicator within an overhead field of view and at...
US-6,559,647 Diagnosing spark plugs malfunction in a dual plug engine
The present invention related generally to a method for determining spark plug malfunction and more particularly to a method for determining spark plug...
US-6,559,407 Cathode assembly for an electric arc spray apparatus
A cathode assembly 10 for an electric arc spray apparatus. The cathode assembly 10 utilizes a positive cathode retention design which provides for improved heat...
US-6,559,242 Surface activation and coating processes of a thermoplastic olefin using an aqueous immersion bath and products...
An aqueous immersion bath contains a water-soluble peroxide compound and a transition metal salt and is used to activate the surface of a thermoplastic olefin...
US-6,558,491 Apparatus for ultrasonic welding
An ultrasonic welder 10 for providing improved surface finish on weldable material, including an anvil 22 and a fabric element 30 positioned between the anvil 22...
US-6,558,290 Method for stopping an engine in a parallel hybrid electric vehicle
The invention provides a strategy to stop a parallel HEV powertrain engine while maintaining smooth vehicle response to driver demand using the motor while...
US-6,557,534 Canister purge strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle
The present invention provides a method and system for purging a vapor canister in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle during vehicle idle conditions. The present...
US-6,557,403 Lean engine with brake system
A direct injection engine is coupled to a vacuum brake booster wherein vacuum created from engine pumping is used to supplement driver braking force. The brake...
US-6,556,908 Attitude sensing system for an automotive vehicle relative to the road
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-6,554,332 Pedestrian impact energy management device with seesaw elements
A pedestrian safety device for mounting to an automotive vehicle has a relatively low-resistance mechanical response when struck by an object having the...
US-6,554,031 Two fluid dispensing apparatus to supply fuel and reductant to a vehicle
A fuel filling system is disclosed for dispensing two fluids to a vehicle, which ensures that a reductant tank is filled during dispensing of fuel.
US-6,553,982 Method for controlling the phase difference of air/fuel ratio oscillations in an engine
A method for controlling the phasing of first and second air/fuel ratio oscillations in first and second cylinder groups, respectively, of an internal combustion...
US-6,553,976 Assembly and method for receiving hydrocarbon material
An assembly 10 which includes primary and secondary hydrocarbon material reception and storage devices 22, 24 in a cascaded and communicative relationship....
US-6,553,962 Exhaust valve deactivation and intake valve phasing to enable deceleration fuel shut off and engine braking
An automotive internal engine 8 is provided which includes an engine controller 70 cognizant of a desired deceleration condition for a vehicle and a combustion...
US-6,553,961 Intake valve timing in multi-valve, camless engines
Two intake valves are independently operated by electro-mechanical actuators and activated by the engine electronic controller. One tumble-type intake valve and...
US-6,553,958 Adaptive torque model for internal combustion engine
A system and method for controlling a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine include determining a first engine operating variable using a model having at...
US-6,553,949 Engine knock prevention system and method
A system and a method for improving engine performance by utilizing a variable compression ratio mechanism and a boosting mechanism are presented. The...
US-6,553,757 NOx purge air/fuel ratio selection
A method for improving a purge conversion efficiency of a Lean NOx Trap coupled downstream of a lean-burn internal combustion engine is presented. This method...
US-6,553,756 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-6,553,754 Method and system for controlling an emission control device based on depletion of device storage capacity
A method of optimizing vehicle emissions during lean engine operation is disclosed wherein an emission control device receiving engine exhaust gases is filled...
US-6,553,638 Methods for determining the existence and the size of a gap and for determining the amount by which a portion...
A method 500 and an assembly 200 for determining the presence of gaps located between a first portion 240 of a partially assembled apparatus 228 and a second...
US-6,553,354 Method of probabilistically modeling variables
A method 10 for analyzing the attribute of a product by probabilistically modeling certain variables associated with the product.
US-6,553,295 System for sensing a side impact collision
A side impact collision sensing system 10 for use on a vehicle 12. System 10 includes several door mounted impact sensors 18-24 and a sensor 26 which is disposed...
US-6,553,287 Hybrid electric vehicle control strategy to achieve maximum wide open throttle acceleration performance
The invention is a controller for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) to meet driver expectation when forward wide open throttle (WOT) acceleration is requested...
US-6,552,442 Method and apparatus for controlling the temperature of a vehicular seat
An assembly 10 for controlling the temperature of vehicle seats 16, 18. Particularly, the assembly 10 includes a controller 24 which selectively provides...
US-6,551,968 Biodegradable polyneopentyl polyol based synthetic ester blends and lubricants thereof
A novel biodegradable polyneopentyl polyol (PNP) ester based synthetic ester basestock that includes a PNP ester admixed with a dicarboxylic acid ester coupling...
US-6,551,740 Battery assembly and a method for cooling a battery assembly
A battery assembly 10 including a generally hollow housing 14 and several batteries 12 which are disposed within the interior cavity 16 of the housing 14....
US-6,550,849 Automotive vehicle with pass through cargo space
A vehicle arrangement (7) is provided having a front mounted engine (20) enclosed by an engine compartment (18). A passenger compartment (26) is provided which...
US-6,550,846 Aluminum automotive door assembly
An automotive door assembly (10) includes an inner door (30) having an inner panel (40). The inner panel (40) has a first seat (44) and a second seat (46)...
US-6,550,805 Occupant restraint belt with inflatable presenter
An occupant restraint belt for use with a seat of a motor vehicle has an inflatable section having a deflated condition wherein the belt assumes a stowed...
US-6,550,559 System and method for controlling hub locks in a four-wheel drive vehicle
A control system or apparatus (10) is provided which is deployed within a four-wheel drive vehicle (12) and which is adapted to automatically control the...
US-6,550,466 Method for controlling the frequency of air/fuel ratio oscillations in an engine
A method for controlling first and second air/fuel ratio oscillations in first and second cylinder groups, respectively, of an internal combustion engine is...
US-6,550,440 Acoustic suppression arrangement for a component undergoing induced vibration
An acoustic suppression arrangement 7 for a component undergoing induced vibration is provided. The arrangement 7 includes a component body 8 having an interior...
US-6,550,435 Variable valve timing adjustable finger follower assembly
A valve timing system for an internal combustion engine having a roller finger follower assembly including a lash adjustment mechanism. The roller finger...
US-6,550,434 Selecting operating mode in an engine with a hybrid valvetrain
A method for selecting which intake valves are operated in an internal combustion with intake valves operated by more than one type of actuation device is...
US-6,550,319 Fault diagnostic for an internal combustion engine having air assisted injectors
An internal combustion engine having electronic throttle control includes an air assisted injector system for directing a controlled amount of air directly to...
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