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US-6,701,880 Method and apparatus for starting a motor vehicle
15 A method and an assembly 61 for use with a vehicle 10 having a high voltage battery 42 and an internal combustion engine 12 of the type having a selectively...
US-6,701,797 Parking assembly
A parking assembly 10 is provided for use in combination with a vehicle of the type having a park gear 12 and a shifter or shifting assembly 14 which is...
US-6,701,707 Exhaust emission diagnostics
A diesel engine emission control system uses an upstream oxidation catalyst and a downstream SCR catalyst to reduce NOx in a lean exhaust gas environment. The...
US-6,701,246 Engine torque determination for powertrain with torque converter
A system and method for controlling a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine include determining a driver-demanded torque, determining a first torque based...
US-6,701,193 Method of adaptively controlling paint system
A method is provided of adaptively controlling a paint system for painting vehicle bodies. The method includes the steps of obtaining an estimated Jacobian that...
US-6,698,767 Adjustable suspension stabilizer bar
An adjustable stabilizer bar (10) for a vehicle comprises a primary torsional reaction segment (12). The primary reaction segment includes an outer tube (36)...
US-6,698,617 System and method of changing a disposable nozzle tip for dispensing reactant mixtures
An automatic system and method for changing a disposable nozzle for a multiple component reactant mixture injector. A robot supports a mixing head that is used...
US-6,698,191 High efficiency conversion of nitrogen oxides in an exhaust aftertreatment device at low temperature
A system and method for providing reductant to a lean NOx catalyst, when the temperature in the lean NOx catalyst is greater than 300.degree. C., is disclosed....
US-6,697,723 Occupant based frequency analysis algorithm
An occupant classification system (12) for an automotive vehicle (14) is provided. The system (12) includes a weight-sensing device (24) that generates a weight...
US-6,696,944 Indicating system for a manually controlled applicator
A method and an assembly 10 for increasing the likelihood that a certain function or operation will be performed in a desired manner. In one embodiment, the...
US-6,695,473 Diagnostic system and method for a motor vehicle
A diagnostic system for a motor vehicle comprises a component installed within motor vehicle. The system further includes an identifier device mechanically...
US-6,695,415 Brake fluid pressure relief assembly
A brake fluid pressure relief assembly (50) for a brake system (10) including a pedal assembly (12) employs first and second valves (52, 54) to provide...
US-6,695,393 Kinetic energy absorbing rail for an automotive frame
A rail (14) for an automotive frame (12) is provided for absorbing kinetic energy in front end crashes. The rail (14) is a metal bar having a front portion and a...
US-6,695,377 Liftgate with low-liftover liftglass
A motor vehicle includes a rear body opening that is closed by an upwardly-pivoting liftgate assembly that itself defines, when in a closed position, a secondary...
US-6,694,948 Vacuum management system on a variable displacement engine
A vehicle reciprocating piston, variable displacement internal combustion engine arrangement 7 is provided. The arrangement 7 includes a first cylinder group 12....
US-6,694,244 Method for quantifying oxygen stored in a vehicle emission control device
A method and system are provided for determining a present value representative of the quantity of oxygen that is stored in an emission control device receiving...
US-6,693,787 Control algorithm for soft-landing in electromechanical actuators
A system (12) and method for controlling an armature (20) of an electromagnetic actuator (10) are provided. The system (12) includes a circuit (46) for providing...
US-6,691,909 Sonotrode for ultrasonic welding apparatus
An apparatus and method for ultrasonically welding workpieces that reduces sonotrode adhesion during the ultrasonic welding process. The sonotrode includes a...
US-6,691,807 Hybrid electric vehicle with variable displacement engine
A hybrid electric vehicle 10 having a propulsion system 12 which integrates a motor-generator 14 and a variable displacement internal combustion engine 16....
US-6,691,679 System and method for controlling an operational position of a throttle valve in an engine
A control system (10) and method for controlling an operational position of a throttle valve in an engine. The system includes a position sensor (16) operably...
US-6,691,669 Overall scheduling of a lean burn engine system
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-6,691,665 Dual air induction arrangement
An air induction arrangement 7 for a variable displacement engine is provided. The air induction arrangement 7 includes first and second plenums 22, 24 fluidly...
US-6,691,507 Closed-loop temperature control for an emission control device
A system and method are provided for closed-loop monitoring of temperature within a vehicle emission control device to control air-fuel ratio (AFR) and...
US-6,691,020 Method and system for optimizing purge of exhaust gas constituent stored in an emission control device
A method and system for optimizing the purging of a constituent gas of a vehicle engine's generated exhaust gas from an emission control device is disclosed...
US-6,691,013 Braking and controllability control method and system for a vehicle with regenerative braking
The present invention provides a method and system to use feedback control algorithms to monitor and dynamically modify front and rear braking torque to initiate...
US-6,690,174 Method and arrangement for load testing electrical systems of a motor vehicle
The invention relates to a method and arrangement for load testing electrical systems of a motor vehicle. The operator control elements of the electrical systems...
US-6,690,017 GPS-based anti-blinding system for active night vision
A night vision system for a vehicle is provided. The system includes an illumination subsystem for illuminating a region proximate the vehicle, a receiver for...
US-6,688,618 Road noise reduction apparatus and method using selective placement of vibration dampers
An active vibration damper, such as a piezoelectric element (310, 400, 604, 800), a magnetostrictive element (510, 902) or a magnetic shaped alloy, is placed at...
US-6,688,415 Stability control throttle compensation on vehicles with passive all wheel drive systems
A method and apparatus for overcoming negative torque transfer in a passive coupling (43) in a vehicle (10) having all wheel drive. The vehicle (10) includes a...
US-6,688,411 Hybrid electric vehicle and a method for operating a hybrid electric vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle 10 and a method for operating the hybrid electric vehicle 10 in which combustion is made to occur within the internal combustion engine...
US-6,688,282 Power-based idle speed control
A system and method are disclosed for regulating engine idle speed by coordinating control of two actuators: a slow actuator and a fast actuator. The slow...
US-6,688,272 Crankshaft assembly for enabling engine cylinder deactivation
A crankshaft assembly (18) for a VDIC engine (16) of an automotive vehicle (14) includes a crankshaft (44) integrated within an internal combustion engine (16)....
US-6,687,600 System and method for air flow and EGR flow estimation
An exhaust gas recirculation systems directs exhaust gasses from an exhaust manifold to an intake manifold of an internal combustion engine. The exhaust gasses...
US-6,687,593 Combined regenerative and friction braking system for a vehicle
A combined regenerative and friction braking system for the road wheels of a vehicle includes a friction braking subsystem, a regenerative braking subsystem...
US-6,687,577 Simple classification scheme for vehicle/pole/pedestrian detection
A classifying system 10 for a host vehicle 12 includes a sensor 14 and a controller 24 coupled to the host vehicle 12. The sensor 14 detects boundary data of an...
US-6,686,724 Method of and apparatus for controlling charging and/or discharging of a battery for a hybrid electric vehicle
This invention is a method and apparatus for controlling charging and/or discharging a battery for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV).
US-6,686,557 Nonflammable ternary gas mix for high pressure plasmas
The present invention provides a nonflammable ternary gas mixture to be used in a plasma machining operation. The ternary gas mixture of the present invention...
US-6,684,869 System and method for detecting an air leak in an engine
A system and method for detecting an air leak within an engine is provided. The engine includes an intake manifold communicating with an engine cylinder. The...
US-6,684,841 Vacuum boost apparatus
The invention relates to a device for improving the vacuum in an auxiliary device. The auxiliary device uses vacuum for one or more applications in a vehicle....
US-6,684,631 Method and system for reducing NOx tailpipe emissions of a lean-burn internal combustion engine
A method and apparatus for operating a lean-burn internal combustion engine in cooperation with an exhaust gas purification system having a three-way catalyst...
US-6,684,212 System and method for data sharing between members of diverse organizations
A system and method is adapted to utilize the Internet as a medium for providing information and data management and sharing of data between diverse project team...
US-6,684,140 System for sensing vehicle global and relative attitudes using suspension height sensors
A control system (18) for an automotive vehicle includes a lateral acceleration sensor (32), a yaw rate sensor (28), a longitudinal acceleration sensor (36), and...
US-6,684,119 Method of providing dynamic production material replenishment information via an internet
A method of providing dynamic production material replenishment information via an internet includes the steps of tracking real-time usage of material used for a...
US-6,683,435 Electrical machine drive method and system
An electrical machine drive system (100) includes a DC power source (102), an inverter (104) and a three-phase electrical machine (106). In response to a fault...
US-6,683,428 Method for controlling torque in a rotational sensorless induction motor control system with speed and rotor...
A multi-phase induction motor torque control method comprising the steps of establishing an adaptive speed observer and an adaptive flux observer using a speed...
US-6,682,458 Method for operating a vehicle and a vehicle which incorporates the method
A method and an apparatus 12 which uses or calculates a temperature gradient of a portion 16 of a vehicle 10 to determine a value equal to or representative of a...
US-6,682,122 Supplemental sun visor system for automotive vehicle
A sun visor system for a vision unit of an automotive vehicle includes a sliding carrier visor having a stowed position within a headliner of a vehicle and a...
US-6,682,094 Restraint system
A restraint system for a motor vehicle includes a plurality of sensors for sensing vehicle conditions of restraint deployment thresholds. The restraint system...
US-6,681,969 Container assembly
A removable vehicular container assembly is provided that may be selectively secured upon a seat by the use of existing and standardized securing members....
US-6,681,883 Method and apparatus for suppressing vibration in vehicle a steering system
A system for reducing steering nibble and other vibrations in a power-assisted steering system increases the amount of damping force when a power steering boost...
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