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US-6,491,313 Variable damper assembly
A variable damper assembly 10 is provided for use with a vehicle power steering system and includes a variable orifice valve 20 which controls the flow of fluid...
US-6,491,120 Method for operating a hybrid vehicle and a hybrid vehicle incorporating the method
A method for operating a hybrid vehicle and a hybrid vehicle 10 which operates in accordance with the method. Particularly, the hybrid vehicle 10 includes a pair...
US-6,491,024 System and method for cold start control of internal combustion engines
Systems and methods for controlling an internal combustion engine during and shortly after starting include controlling combustion burn location via ignition...
US-6,491,023 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-6,491,008 Variable valve timing adjustable roller rocker arm assembly
A rocker arm assembly having an adjustably located cam roller that permits modification of valve timing for an internal combustion engine. An adjustment control...
US-6,490,914 Method of sensing crankshaft position in a hybrid electric vehicle
A method of sensing crankshaft position for use with an engine (16) having a combined starter/alternator assembly (18). The crankshaft position sensor assembly...
US-6,490,860 Open-loop method and system for controlling the storage and release cycles of an emission control device
A method and system for controlling the operation of an internal combustion engine, wherein exhaust gas generated by the engine is directed through an emission...
US-6,490,856 Control for improved vehicle performance
An engine control system for managing lean NO.sub.x trap decontamination uses associated fuel economy impacts to determine when decontamination is enabled. In...
US-6,490,855 Fueling control during emission control device purging
A method for purging a catalyst containing oxidants operates the engine at different air-fuel ratios during different intervals. The intervals are adaptively...
US-6,490,643 Control method for a vehicle having an engine
A method for controlling an engine having both an electronically controlled inlet device, such as an electronic throttle unit, and an electronically controlled...
US-6,490,511 Torque-based monitor in a hybrid electric vehicle
A torque based monitor method, apparatus, and system, for a torque splitting hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) powertrain and regenerative brake 54 system. The...
US-6,489,889 Occupant sensing system
Occupant sensing system (12) for detecting the presence of an occupant within an automotive vehicle (10) includes a seat belt sensor (14) for detecting a buckled...
US-6,488,479 Variable pressure oil pump
A variable pressure oil pump assembly for use with a vehicle having a controller includes a pump body having an inlet, an outlet, a valve chamber, a first...
US-6,488,344 Distribution of torque when driven wheels slip during regenerative braking
A method of braking an electric or hybrid vehicle 7 is provided. The vehicle (7) has electric regenerative brakes and friction brakes (94). In a normal braking...
US-6,488,330 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-6,488,012 Method and apparatus for determining fuel pressure
A method and an apparatus 34 for inferring the amount of pressure resident within a fuel delivery member 8 by measuring the voltage delivered to a pump 24 and by...
US-6,488,008 Method and system for determining the variable cam timing rate-of-change in an engine
An internal combustion engine having variable camshaft timing that incorporates a method of determining the position of the variable cam timing phasing system...
US-6,488,000 Cylinder block for an internal combustion engine
For introduction of the pistons with piston rings, bevels have to be arranged on the cylinder bore. These bevels are usually arranged on the cylinder top surface...
US-6,487,853 Method and system for reducing lean-burn vehicle emissions using a downstream reductant sensor
A method and system for controlling the operation of a lean-burn engine whose exhaust gas is directed through an emission control device and a downstream...
US-6,487,852 Method and apparatus for controlling reactant injection into an active lean NOx catalyst
A method and system for determining whether a desired amount of hydrocarbon is actually injected into an engine exhaust to react with NOx in such engine exhaust....
US-6,487,850 Method for improved engine control
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-6,487,849 Method and apparatus for controlling lean-burn engine based upon predicted performance impact and trap efficiency
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-6,487,492 Fuel bucket scheduler
A fuel control system for an internal combustion engine includes a processor for determination of the timing and length of control pulse signals to an injector...
US-6,487,477 Strategy to use an on-board navigation system for electric and hybrid electric vehicle energy management
The present invention integrates an on-board navigation system to provide energy management for an electric vehicle (EV) and a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV). The...
US-6,486,571 Power delivery and connection circuit for an automotive vehicle
A circuit (10) for connecting a power distribution bus (14) to a battery (12) has a connector circuit (20) and a switch (40). The battery has a positive battery...
US-6,485,630 Method of reducing wear in lubricated metal cutting operation
A method of reducing cutting tool wear in a lubricated metal cutting operation has been developed. An electrical cutting cell is provided having an anodic...
US-6,485,072 Bumper system for motor vehicles
A bumper system for a motor vehicle includes an energy absorber and a bumper beam connected to the energy absorber and for connection to vehicle structure and...
US-6,484,831 Hybrid electric vehicle
A hybrid vehicle 10 including a power take off assembly 20 which is selectively and solely operated by the cooperative combination of a battery 22 and a motor 16...
US-6,484,702 EGR system using selective fuel and ERG supply scheduling
A method for reducing engine deposits in an internal combustion engine, using selective fuel and EGR supply scheduling, is provided including an engine having a...
US-6,484,680 Internal combustion engine with variable cam timing oil filter with restrictor arrangement
An automotive engine arrangement 7 is provided having a VCT unit 96 wherein a lubrication oil restrictor 152 is incorporated with the VCT unit oil filter 127....
US-6,484,677 Transitions among operating modes in an engine with a hybrid valvetrain
A method for controlling intake valves in an internal combustion with intake valves operated by more than one type of actuation device includes steps to...
US-6,484,673 Internal combustion engine employing compressed gas injection and transportation vehicle having same assembled...
Within each of: (1) an internal combustion engine system; (2) a transportation vehicle which incorporates the internal combustion engine system; and (3) a method...
US-6,484,389 Apparatus for pilotless self-centering installation of a starter-alternator
An installation and support apparatus or assembly 18 is provided for use in combination with an electric machine 10, such as a starter-alternator, which is...
US-D466,162 Backgammon game board
US-6,484,121 System for automatically measuring paint film thickness
A system is provided for automatically measuring paint film thickness of painted bodies for closed loop control of a paint process for painting the bodies in a...
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...
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