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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...
US-6,526,746 On-board reductant delivery assembly
An on-board reductant delivery assembly 407 for an exhaust line of an internal combustion engine powered motor vehicle is provided. In a preferred embodiment the...
US-6,525,918 Adaptive arc fault detection and smart fusing system
An adaptive fusing electrical circuit (circuit) including a power supply and an electrical load drawing an electrical current therethrough. The circuit includes...
US-6,523,912 Autonomous emergency braking system
An autonomous emergency braking system includes an accelerator pedal operated by the driver coupled to a braking system and used to control the overall vehicle...
US-6,523,732 Ultrasonic welding apparatus
An apparatus for ultrasonically welding workpieces that reduces sonotrode adhesion during the ultrasonic welding process. The sonotrode tip has a specific...
US-6,523,531 Feed forward method for canister purge compensation within engine air/fuel ratio control systems having fuel...
A method for air/fuel operation of an engine. The engine is supplied fuel from both a fuel purging system to purge fuel in a fuel supply and feed such purged...
US-6,523,518 Cylinder head assembly comprising a holder for the attachments of units
The invention relates to a holder for the attachment of units, preferably of fuel-pressure injection pumps to cylinder heads of reciprocating internal combustion...
US-6,523,341 Cold start vehicle catalyst monitor
Method and apparatus for monitoring a catalytic converter (32) during engine (catalyst) warm-up by first and second heated exhaust gas oxygen sensors (60, 70)...
US-6,522,287 Using host vehicle dynamics for side-looking automotive pre-crash sensor aiming control
The antenna of a side-looking pre-crash sensor (12) is aimed, either electronically or mechanically, in correlation with the travel velocity of a host vehicle...
US-6,521,868 Method and apparatus for heating a portion of a vehicle
A method and an apparatus 12 for quickly heating a portion of a vehicle 10, such as a windshield 22 or backwindow 20. Particularly, apparatus 12 includes several...
US-6,520,244 Method and apparatus for curing foundry cores
An apparatus for curing foundry cores 100 is provided, including a first curing agent supply 110 passing through foundry core 145 primarily through first...
US-6,519,519 Passive countermeasure methods
A method of performing passive countermeasures for an automotive vehicle (12) having a vehicle sensor complex (18) generating a vehicle sensor complex signal is...
US-6,518,751 Magnetoresistive rollover sensor
A vehicle rollover sensor 10 is provided, including a movable member free 12 free to rotate about a single axis 14. The movable member 12 includes an inertial...
US-6,517,172 Driver augmented autonomous braking system
An enhanced autonomous emergency braking system includes an accelerator pedal operated by the driver and used to control the overall vehicle speed. When a...
US-6,517,163 Force deflection device for adapting a seatbelt
A force deflection device (1) is disclosed for adapting a lap strap to enhance the comfort of the wearer and optimize the introduction of forces for use by...
US-6,517,145 Integrated steering column, instrument panel, and cowl body structure
An integrated front body clip including an instrument panel support structure, steering column support structure, and cowl structure forming a shared, dependent,...
US-6,517,108 Pyrotechnic air bag stitch vent
An air bag deployment system for a vehicle having an air bag cushion having at least one pyrotechnic vent, an inflator in communication with the air bag cushion...
US-6,517,104 Air bag for third row vehicle passengers
An inflatable occupant restraint for protecting occupants seated in the third row of an automotive vehicle and includes a plurality of inflatable restraint...
US-6,516,925 System and method for braking a towed conveyance
A system and method for braking a towed conveyance. In one embodiment, a system is provided for use on a trailer (102) having an axle assembly (108). The system...
US-6,516,778 Engine airflow control
A method for controlling a powertrain of a vehicle adjusts a minimum allowed airflow based on operating conditions. Specifically, when conditions of engine speed...
US-6,516,770 Balance shaft and alternator assembly for an automotive vehicle
An engine block 10 of an engine 11 has an imbalance therein. The engine 11 is balanced by a balance shaft alternator assembly 20 having a balance shaft 24 that...
US-6,516,615 Hydrogen engine apparatus with energy recovery
A system for an automobile has a compressed fuel source (14) having a first fuel pressure. An expansion device (26) is coupled to the compressed fuel source (14)...
US-6,516,253 Engine ready detection using crankshaft speed feedback
The present invention provides a method and system for determining "engine on" status in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle. A controller determines the engine is...
US-6,513,882 Braking assembly
A brake assembly 12 for use within an electric vehicle 10 and which allows the vehicle 10 to be selectively decelerated in substantially the same manner as is an...
US-6,513,860 Method and apparatus for forming a three piece tailor welded door blank
A three-piece tailor welded blank vehicle door structure includes a periphery defined by a bottom portion, a pair of opposing side portions, a top portion, and...
US-6,513,843 Pedestrian protection leg spoiler
A bumper system for reducing injury to a pedestrian struck by an automotive vehicle by lessening the likelihood of pedestrian knee joint damage or underbody...
US-6,513,567 Method of making a spray formed rapid tool
A method of making a spray formed rapid tool includes the steps of making a model of a desired tool and constructing a ceramic pattern as the inverse of the...
US-6,513,493 Control strategy for an engine with a hybrid valvetrain
A system and a method to control air flow during a transition in an internal combustion engine, in which intake valves are operated by more than one type of...
US-6,513,484 Boosted direct injection stratified charge gasoline engines
An arrangement of a four cycle internal combustion engine 7 is provided. In the preferred embodiment the engine 7 has a plurality of combustion chambers 18...
US-D469,724 Gear shift lever
US-6,512,972 Torque distribution on four wheel drive vehicles
A four wheel drive vehicle, which has an automatic four wheel drive mode, includes a trailer tow detection strategy. If a trailer tow situation is encountered...
US-6,511,397 Method and apparatus for controlling a transfer case which reacts to rate of change of throttle position
A transfer case control system or apparatus 10 is provided for use on a four-wheel drive vehicle of the type having a transfer case 32, a front driveshaft 22 and...
US-6,511,310 Injection molding method and apparatus with improved clamping unit
An improved method and apparatus for injection molding is shown which utilizes an injection molding or plasticizing unit in combination with a novel detachable...
US-6,510,822 Crankshaft for a reciprocating internal combustion engine
The invention relates to a crankshaft for a reciprocating internal combustion engine, with the crankshaft having a crankpin (11) with an eccentric sleeve (10),...
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