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US-6,483,293 System and method for cancelling the effects of stray magnetic fields from the output of a variable reluctance...
A sensor system for sensing a rotation of a sensing wheel is disclosed. The sensor system has a sensing coil in juxtaposition with the sensing wheel. Moreover,...
US-6,481,750 Seat belt restraint system for vehicle occupants with automatic belt tension compensation
A seat belt restraint system for securing a child seat on a vehicle passenger seat in a passenger compartment of an automotive vehicle. The system includes a...
US-6,481,604 Vehicle rack
A vehicle rack which supports different accessory having mounting pegs on a pickup truck bed is provided. The vehicle rack includes a plurality of retaining arms...
US-6,481,428 Methods and systems for reducing internal combustion engine exhaust emissions
In order to provide for reduced internal combustion engine exhaust emissions when cold starting an internal combustion engine, there is provided two methods and...
US-6,481,404 Vehicle starting method and system
A method for starting a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine, an operator actuatable switch, an electric starter and a corresponding starter relay...
US-6,481,271 Method to correct vehicle vibration during an assembly process
A method of detecting and correcting vehicle vibration during an assembly process begins by connecting a vibration analyzer to a vehicle through an OBD-II...
US-6,481,199 Control 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-6,480,144 Wireless communication between countermeasure devices
A collision countermeasure system (10) for an automotive vehicle (12) is provided. The collision countermeasure system (10) includes an object detection system...
US-6,480,106 Rate of consumption gauge with variable rate of consumption limits
The invention is an improved method and system to monitor vehicle operation state and operator requests. It combines into a single gauge information indicating...
US-6,480,102 Method and apparatus for activating a crash countermeasure in response to the road condition
A system for sensing a potential collision of a first vehicle (11) with a second vehicle (72) that transmits a second position signal. The first vehicle has a...
US-6,478,004 Engine front cover
A cover 40 providing the boundary for a crankcase opening 16 of an internal combustion engine is provided. The cover includes a polymeric membrane 42 for...
US-6,477,886 Apparatus for measuring the amount of air entrained in a fluid
An apparatus (1) for measuring the amount of air entrained in the fluid of a power steering pump. The apparatus includes a fluid conduit (3) having a connector...
US-6,477,832 Method for improved performance of a vehicle having an internal combustion engine
An engine control system for managing lean operation of an internal combustion engine coupled to a lean NOx trap uses an indication of vehicle activity. A target...
US-6,477,480 Method and apparatus for determining lateral velocity of a vehicle
A method and apparatus for determining lateral velocity of a vehicle (10) uses a controller (16) having a lateral velocity estimator (18) therein. A vehicle...
US-6,476,732 Passive automatic door opener
A passive automatic overhead door system (10) which automatically activates a remote door operating device (17) through communication with a global positioning...
US-6,476,514 Occupant detection sensor assembly for seats
An occupant detection sensor assembly for a motor vehicle includes a generally horizontal seat cushion portion and a generally upright back portion operatively...
US-6,475,645 Surface treatment of steel
A painted steel article having a steel surface, being plated with a corrosion-resistant coating. The corrosion-resistant coating contains at least 90% zinc,...
US-6,475,268 Supported membrane for hydrogen separation
A supported membrane for separation of hydrogen in a fuel cell includes a microetched foil to form a substrate. The supported membrane also includes a membrane...
US-6,474,728 Adjustable pedalbox and floor for an automobile interior
An adjustable pedalbox and floor mechanism includes a pedalbox having at least one pedal associated therewith. The pedalbox is in communication with a vehicle...
US-6,474,713 Multiple configuration bulkhead
A multiple configuration bulkhead for a cargo vehicle including an operator space having a seat with a seat back, a cargo space having a predetermined width and...
US-6,474,303 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-6,474,139 Combustible gas diode sensor
A combustible gas sensor diode including a SiC semiconductor substrate, on top of which an AlN layer and a catalytic metal "gate" electrode are deposited is...
US-6,473,968 Telescoping joint assembly and a method for making the same
A telescoping joint assembly and a method for making a telescope joint assembly 10. The joint assembly 10 has a pair of members 12, 14 which are telescopically...
US-6,473,724 Method of designing embossed ribs in plates
A method is provided of designing embossed ribs in a plate. The method includes the steps of inputting data of a loaded un-embossed plate and computing...
US-6,471,381 Lighted vehicle body opening weather strip
A lighted vehicle body opening weather strip includes a longitudinally extending gripping portion having an outside wall, a co-extending tubular sealing portion...
US-6,471,277 Cargo bed storage trunk for a vehicle
A cargo bed storage trunk for a vehicle including a cargo bed having a back end, a tailgate pivotally attached to the back end operable between a closed vertical...
US-6,471,133 Combination radiator and thermostat assembly
A thermostat cartridge assembly 14 for a cooling system 10 of an automotive vehicle 12 including a housing 50. The housing 50 includes a first opening 62, a...
US-6,470,954 Method of spray forming readily weldable and machinable metal deposits
A method of spray forming a weldable metal deposit. The method comprises (a) providing a ceramic spray forming pattern, (b) heating the spray forming pattern to...
US-6,470,869 Direct injection variable valve timing engine control system and method
A method for controlling mode transitions, such as from stratified to homogeneous mode, in a direct injection engine adjusts an intake manifold outlet control...
US-6,470,853 Method for operating an engine with a hybrid valvetrain
A method and system for controlling intake valves in an internal combustion with intake valves operated by more than one type of actuation device includes...
US-6,470,729 Repair tool
An opening tool is provided for separating an outer panel of a tailgate, decklid, door or the like from an interior panel in a repair process. The opening tool...
US-6,470,675 System and method controlling engine based on predicated engine operating conditions
The invention relates to a new method and system for optimizing the efficiency of an automotive catalytic converter by adjusting the engine air/fuel ratio based...
US-6,470,673 Control of a NOX reductant delivery system
A method is disclosed for controlling the delivery of compressed air and a reductant for oxides of nitrogen to a mixer from which the air/reductant mixture flows...
US-6,470,278 Confined occupant detection apparatus and transportation vehicle having same incorporated therein
The present invention disclosed is an apparatus for detecting a confined occupant in a confined space in a transportation vehicle. A transportation vehicle...
US-6,469,073 System and method of delaminating a layered silicate material by supercritical fluid treatment
The present invention involves a system and method of delaminating a layered silicate to provide improved mechanical properties to select materials such as...
US-6,468,183 Control for vehicle with transmission
A method for controlling an engine coupled to a transmission is described. The method is especially suited for a transmission having at least one gear in which...
US-6,467,442 Direct injection variable valve timing engine control system and method
A method for controlling mode transitions, such as from stratified to homogeneous mode, in a direct injection engine adjusts an intake manifold outlet control...
US-6,467,417 Vehicle table
A foldable table for a vehicle provides a durable work surface suited for construction work and the like. The table includes a planar member, a mounting...
US-6,467,259 Method and system for operating dual-exhaust engine
An exhaust gas treatment system for an internal combustion engine includes a pair of upstream emission control devices which respectively receive the exhaust gas...
US-6,467,254 Diagnostic system for detecting catalyst failure using switch ratio
A method and system for diagnosing catalyst operation in an internal combustion engine having a two-bank, three EGO sensor structure includes monitoring when the...
US-6,466,845 Method for tracking critical variables
A method for tracking critical wheel alignment variables begins by assembling a plurality of vehicles and performing a wheel alignment on each of these vehicles....
US-6,466,116 Starter motor
A starter motor for an internal combustion engine has an inertia type pinion mechanism and an axial solenoid 34 which is arranged to prevent pump out of the...
US-6,464,933 Forming metal foam structures
A method of fabricating a foamed metal structure using a powder supply of metal particles, comprising: (a) introducing the powder supply along with foaming agent...
US-6,463,913 Fuel control system
A fuel control method uses a MAP sensor output that is encoded to render fueling computations insensitive to microprocessor clock accuracy. The signal output of...
US-6,463,892 Method for detecting cooling system faults
A method for diagnosing engine thermostat is presented. Indicated engine coolant temperature is estimated based on engine operating conditions, such as engine...
US-6,463,797 Electronic throttle system
An electronic throttle control system is described where a throttle position sensor has multiple slopes depending on the operating region. At low throttle...
US-6,463,733 Method and system for optimizing open-loop fill and purge times for an emission control device
A method of optimizing vehicle emissions during lean engine operation is disclosed wherein an emission control device receiving engine exhaust gases is filled...
US-6,463,342 Method for preventing computer down time
A method for preventing computer down time, particularly relative to painting processes for vehicles. The method includes dividing the order into groups based on...
US-6,462,551 Method and system to ensure full functionality of battery pack assembly using thermal imaging
The invention is a method and system to efficiently ensure functionality of a battery pack during assembly using thermal imaging. After individual battery...
US-6,460,915 Integrated bed side step assembly for vehicles
An integrated bed side step assembly is provided for a pick-up truck having a bed. The integrated bed side step assembly includes a body opening assembly forming...
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