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US-6,419,068 Park gear damper for an automatic transmission for an automotive vehicle
The invention comprises a park mechanism for an automatic transmission comprising a toothed wheel secured to the torque output shaft of the transmission and a...
US-6,418,915 Fuel vapor emission control system employing vacuum
A fuel system and a method for refueling a fuel tank within the fuel system both employ a fuel tank having contained therein a fuel vapor, where the fuel tank...
US-6,418,784 Combined combustible gas sensor and temperature detector
A substrate covered with an insulating layer and a catalytic gate electrode 26 disposed on the insulating layer. The catalytic gate electrode 26 has a first end...
US-6,418,713 Method for generating additional engine loads during start-up
A method and system for generating auxiliary load during start-up and warm-up of a spark ignition engine operating with a high load, cold start and spark retard...
US-6,418,711 Method and apparatus for estimating lean NOx trap capacity
A method and apparatus for determining the capacity of a trap to store NO.sub.x based on the change in oxygen storage in the trap occurring as a result of...
US-6,418,003 Control methods for electromagnetic valve actuators
A method for initializing an actuator valve (12) and controlling the valve (12) using current command control (100) or voltage control including an estimate of...
US-6,417,650 Method of controlling an induction generator
A method of controlling an induction generator such as an automotive starter-alternator or a windmill is disclosed. The method comprises using a plurality of...
US-6,416,102 Vehicle body mount with anti-rotation feature
A body mount (10) for use with vehicle of the type including a frame (12) and a body (14). Body mount (10) includes a generally elongated hollow inner member...
US-6,416,030 De-coupling mechanism for separating axial radial spring rates in an elastomeric mounting/isolation system
An elastomeric mounting/isolation assembly (10) having several annular elastomeric elements (12, 32, 34), several rigid sleeves (14, 16, 40), and a fastener...
US-6,415,883 Deployable A-pillar covers for pedestrian protection
A pedestrian protection apparatus for a motor vehicle includes left and right A-pillar covers hingingly attached to respective A-pillars. The A-pillar covers...
US-6,415,882 Deployable hinge for pedestrian protection vehicle hood
A device for raising the hood of an automotive vehicle to increase the amount of space between the hood and underhood components to increase the energy absorbed...
US-6,415,847 Crankshaft casting pattern and method
A crankshaft casting pattern insert 10 which includes selectively adjustable portions 14, 16, which respectively correspond the front and rear main bearing...
US-6,415,776 EGR system using pressure-based feedback control
An EGR system using pressure-based feedback control includes an actuator for moving an EGR valve between a closed position and an open position, and a position...
US-6,415,656 Onboard diagnostic misfire detection monitor for internal combustion engines
A misfire monitoring method and system employ an indicated mean effective pressure (IMEP) parameter for misfire monitoring of an internal combustion engine of a...
US-6,415,614 Cofluids for use with carbon dioxide refrigerant
A carbon dioxide/cofluid mixture is provided for use in a refrigeration cycle in which the carbon dioxide is alternately absorbed and desorbed from the cofluid....
US-6,415,603 Flexible connector assembly
A connector assembly for connecting a catalytic converter assembly to a muffler and tailpipe assembly includes first and second flexible portions, and a middle...
US-6,415,601 Temperature management of catalyst system for a variable displacement engine
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders, at least some of which may be selectively deactivated to...
US-6,413,579 Temperature control of CVD method for reduced haze
The invention is a method of making a coated glass substrate having a low haze. A soda-lime glass substrate having at least one surface upon which a coating may...
US-6,412,950 Vision system
A vision system 10 which allows images of a vehicular ambient environment 52 to be selectively acquired and displayed upon a display portion 14. The system 10...
US-6,412,836 Bumper system for motor vehicles
A bumper system for a motor vehicle includes an energy absorber and a bumper beam interconnecting the energy absorber and vehicle structure and having a general...
US-6,412,476 Fuel system
A fuel system 10 which selectively receives, stores and delivers volatile fuel 16. Fuel system 10 includes a variable volume fuel tank 12 having a movable piston...
US-6,412,453 System and method for varying the compression ratio of an internal combustion engine
A system for varying a compression ratio of an internal combustion engine includes: at least one sensor for measuring an operating condition of the internal...
US-6,411,885 Hybrid operating mode for DISI engines
A computer readable storage medium having stored data representing instructions for controlling a spark ignited direct injection internal combustion engine...
US-6,411,882 Drive-by-wire vehicle engine output control system
A method is presented for improved interaction between driver demand, cruise control system and traction control system in an internal combustion vehicle....
US-6,411,881 System and method for controlling neutral idle operation of a vehicle
A control system 32 and method for controlling neutral idle operation of a vehicle 10 is provided. The method includes measuring a brake pressure in a brake...
US-6,411,054 Obstruction detection system for power liftgate
A powered liftgate actuation system for a vehicle in which opening and/or closing of the liftgate is inhibited if the vehicle is positioned too close to an...
US-6,411,005 System to improve the torque smoothness of an electric machine
A stator for an induction machine comprises a cylindrical core that has a plurality of inner and outer slots and a plurality of toroidal coils wound about the...
US-6,409,104 Silicon-doped amorphous carbon coating for paint bell atomizers
A wear resistance coated bell atomizer (32) and method for making same. The coating applied to the outer surface of a bell cup (36) of the bell atomizer (32) is...
US-6,408,804 Apparatus for varying the compression ratio of an internal combustion engine
An apparatus for selectively varying a compression ratio of an internal combustion engine includes a bearing retainer disposed between a connecting rod and a...
US-6,408,686 Exhaust system monitor
A method of monitoring exhaust gas flow through an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine comprising the steps of generating a flow efficiency value...
US-6,408,650 Nitrate/nitrite-free manufacturing of glass with selenium
The invention is a method of retaining selenium in a lass containing selenium by including a manganese compound and not including nitrates or nitrites routinely...
US-6,408,616 Diesel OBD-II system for detection of degradation of catalyst activity
A method of monitoring catalyst activity that includes injecting hydrocarbon into the engine exhaust flow sufficient to maintain a constant concentration of...
US-6,407,521 Adaptive demagnetization compensation for a motor in an electric or partially electric motor vehicle
In an electric or hybrid electric vehicle, a voltage monitor (102) is directly coupled to a traction motor (38) and/or generator motor (30) to detect a permanent...
US-6,406,805 Method for storing purged hydrogen from a vehicle fuel cell system
A method of operating a fuel cell having an anode passage. The method includes collecting hydrogen from the anode passage that does not pass through the catalyst...
US-6,406,756 Thermally sprayed articles and method of making same
A thermally sprayed article and method of making same includes the steps of providing an article to be thermally sprayed and thermally spraying a metal material...
US-6,406,716 Anticonvulsant containing composition for treating neuropathic pain
The effectiveness of an anticonvulsant such as gabapentin for alleviating neuropathic pain is potentiated by a nontoxic antagonist for the N-methyl-D-aspartate...
US-6,405,818 Hybrid electric vehicle with limited operation strategy
A hybrid electric vehicle 10 having a propulsion system 12 which includes an internal combustion engine 14, a generator/motor 16 and an electric motor or a...
US-6,405,710 Internal combustion engine high pressure fuel injection system with selectable fuel rail volume
A high pressure fuel injection system for an internal combustion engine has a small volume fuel rail and a large volume fuel rail. The engine's control unit...
US-6,405,706 System and method for mixture preparation control of an internal combustion engine
A system and method for the control and preparation of the combined fuel and air mixture in a camless internal combustion engine. The system and method provide...
US-6,405,575 Vibration absorbing reed forming process
A vibration absorbing reed forming process for a piece of sheet metal having a planar surface comprising the steps of cutting a predetermined number of tabs in...
US-6,405,528 Method for determining load on particulate filter for engine exhaust, including estimation of ash content
A method for determining the load on an internal combustion engine exhaust particulate filter optimizes filter regeneration by determining the portion of the...
US-6,404,028 Adhesion resistant micromachined structure and coating
A method for fabricating an adhesion-resistant microelectromechanical device is disclosed wherein amorphous hydrogenated carbon is used as a coating or...
US-6,403,147 Heat strengthened coated glass article and method for making same
A coated glass article which may be heat strengthened with reduced variability in sheet resistance is disclosed. A multi-layer coating is formed on a glass...
US-6,402,179 Lightweight towing cross member for a vehicle
A lightweight towing cross member assembly 10 is disclosed. The cross member assembly 10 includes relatively lightweight front and rear cross members 12, 14, and...
US-6,401,452 Catalytic monitoring method
A catalytic monitoring method for an engine having two engine banks of which each coupled to one of two catalytic converters using first and second exhaust gas...
US-6,401,026 Computer readable storage medium for controlling engine torque
A computer readable storage medium having instructions for controlling an engine includes instructions for determining a desired engine brake torque and...
US-6,399,537 Method of milling a cerium-rich material for oxygen storage and release in exhaust gas catalysts
A method of milling a cerium-rich material for oxygen storage and oxygen release in an exhaust gas catalyst. The present invention provides a method of preparing...
US-6,397,963 Method and arrangement in a hybrid vehicle for maintaining a catalyst in an effective state
Method for maintaining a catalyst of an emissions system in a hybrid electric vehicle in an operative condition is disclosed. The method includes sensing that an...
US-6,397,813 Method and apparatus for inducing swirl in an engine cylinder by controlling engine valves
Swirl motion of gases in a combustion chamber of an engine is affected by changing the timing of opening and closing one of two intake and/or exhaust valves. By...
US-6,397,797 Method of controlling valve landing in a camless engine
A method of controlling valve landing in a camless engine including a valve movable between fully open and fully closed positions, and an electromagnetic valve...
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