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US-6,397,796 Oiling systems and methods for changing lengths of variable compression ratio connecting rods
An engine 20 has an oiling system including a pump (46) that delivers oil under nominal engine lubrication pressure to lubricate moving surfaces of the engine...
US-6,397,668 Fuel level monitor
A method is presented for determining whether a fuel sensor in a vehicle having a fuel tank, a fuel delivery system, electronic engine controller, air flow and...
US-6,397,583 Method for catalyst monitoring using flex fuel
Method and system are provided for monitoring performance of a catalytic converter coupled to an exhaust of an internal combustion engine supplied with fuel from...
US-6,397,139 System and method for controlling a transfer case within a vehicle having variations in tire diameter
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-6,397,127 Steering actuated wheel lift identification for an automotive vehicle
A system for an automotive vehicle that includes a roll control system (16) and a wheel lift detector (20) is provided for an automotive vehicle (10). The...
US-6,396,674 System and method for monitoring the operation of a power converter
A fault detection circuit and method for monitoring a power converter system to identify faults. The detection circuit includes two comparator circuits each...
US-6,395,090 Masking for engine blocks for thermally sprayed coatings
A masking for an engine block to be thermally sprayed with a coating includes a head deck mask portion adapted to engage a head deck of an engine block to...
US-6,394,512 Vehicle bumper system
A pedestrian protection apparatus for a truck is provided. The apparatus includes a bumper member mounted to a vehicle, a linkage, a stiffener, an extendible...
US-6,394,511 Automotive vehicle decklid latch system
A truck latch system has a handle presented from the decklid within the trunk in substantially vertical fashion and is operative to move a trunk latch to an...
US-6,394,208 Starter/alternator control strategy to enhance driveability of a low storage requirement hybrid electric vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle contains a powerplant for propelling the vehicle. The powerplant comprises a combustion engine (6) and a dynamoelectric machine (8). A...
US-6,394,066 Charge motion control valve
A charge motion control valve 10 for use in combination with an internal combustion engine having "Siamese" type fuel intake ports 18, 20. Valve 10 has an...
US-6,394,051 Spark ignition engine with negative valve-overlap
An internal combustion engine valve control system for improving automotive cold-starts. A "negative" valve-overlap (NVO) time period is created during a first...
US-6,394,048 Variable compression ratio internal combustion engine using field-sensitive fluid
An internal combustion engine includes a variable compression ratio apparatus, a field-sensitive fluid coupled to the variable compression ratio apparatus, and a...
US-6,394,047 Connecting rod for a variable compression engine
A variable length connecting rod 13 for changing a compression ratio of an engine is provided. The connecting rod 13 includes a first locking assembly 36 for...
US-6,393,832 Fuel injection method for an internal combustion engine
A fuel injection method and strategy for an internal combustion engine wherein the fuel injection event that occurs during each combustion cycle of a four-cycle...
US-D457,844 Vehicle liftglass assembly
US-6,393,357 System and method for inferring engine oil temperature at startup
Systems and methods for determining engine oil temperature without an oil temperature sensor infer the oil temperature at engine start based on the calculated...
US-6,393,350 Powertrain controller using a feed-forward torque calculation
A powertrain controller and a method for calculating feed-forward torque for use by the controller, including a powertrain control module that calculates current...
US-6,393,345 Method for estimation
A direct injection engine is coupled to a vacuum brake booster wherein vacuum created from engine pumping is used to supplement driver braking force. The brake...
US-6,392,905 Method and circuit for reducing battery ripple current in a multiple inverter system of an electrical machine
A pulse width modulation circuit (10) has a first set of windings with a first inverter circuit coupled thereto and a second set of windings having a second...
US-6,392,559 Underbody and adjacent lighting for automotive vehicle
A lighting system for illuminating the exterior of an automotive vehicle has a remotely controlled lamp or set of lamps mounted to the underside of the vehicle...
US-6,392,550 Method and apparatus for monitoring driver alertness
A system for determining the alertness of a driver of a vehicle by monitoring the driver's seated posture. A pressure sensor array disposed in or on the seat...
US-6,392,388 Method of heating an automotive battery in cold environments
A circuit and method for controlling a battery (12) are provided. The circuit (18) includes a switching device (24) disposed between first and second poles (20,...
US-6,390,948 Transmission ratio change control during mode transitions in lean burn/DISI engines
Systems and methods for coordinating control of a DISI engine and automatic transmission determine the current and next engine operating modes and selectively...
US-6,390,563 Sound reducing wheel rim
A wheel rim (1) with a circumferential surface (4) has a tire that can be mounted thereon. A sound-absorbing material (6) rests on the wheel rim (1) and is...
US-6,390,486 Wheel suspension for motor vehicles with a wheel-guiding leaf spring
In order to limit rolling movements of the vehicle, spring arms are formed on those ends of the leaf spring, arranged transversely to the vehicle, on which the...
US-6,390,147 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-6,390,080 Intake manifold with a heated PCV passage
An intake manifold 7 for an internal combustion engine is provided which has an intake venturi passage 34 for throttled passage of filtered air into a plenum 44....
US-6,390,074 Fuel assembly
A fuel assembly 10 which selectively receives volatile fuel 26 and which communicates the vapors to a carbon canister 42 for treatment prior to being released...
US-6,390,055 Engine mode control
A method of controlling an internal combustion engine is described. The engine is capable of operating in at least two engine operating modes. As an example, the...
US-6,390,054 Engine control strategy for a hybrid HCCI engine
A method of operating a hybrid homogenous-charge compression-ignition (HCCI) engine and spark ignition (SI) engine. The engine includes at least two cylinder...
US-6,390,040 Valve timing system for dynamically suppressing cylinder knock within a camless engine
A valve timing system 10 is provided for dynamically suppressing cylinder knock within an internal combustion engine. The engine is of the type including several...
US-6,389,806 Variable displacement engine control for fast catalyst light-off
A system and method for controlling a variable displacement engine include starting the engine with at least one bank of cylinders deactivated to increase load...
US-6,389,803 Emission control for improved vehicle performance
A method is presented for correcting the output of the NO.sub.x sensor during a time period starting with the end of the NO.sub.x purge cycle and ending when the...
US-6,389,675 Method for attaching a connector to a hose
A tool 10 having a pair of movably connected handles 12,14, each of which respectively include a substantially identical and generally semi-cylindrical retention...
US-6,389,352 Torque control apparatus for lean-burn engine
A torque control system for a lean burn engine utilizing a supplemental torque apparatus that is operable during the engine mode transition from a lean air/fuel...
US-6,388,451 Leakage current cancellation device
A system (20, 30, 40, 50) and method for canceling a leakage current is provided that uses line voltages (L1, L2) that are out of phase with each other to...
US-6,388,444 Adaptive method for detecting misfire in an internal combustion engines using an engine-mounted accelerometer
A method for detecting misfire in an internal combustion engine comprising the steps of measuring instantaneous angular velocity of the engine crankshaft during...
US-6,388,419 Motor control system
A motor control system 16 for use within an electric vehicle 10 having an induction motor 12. Control system 16 utilizes a torque control module 18, a vector...
US-6,387,303 Method for forming a seal between mating components
There is disclosed a method for forming a gasket or seal between mating faces of two components. The method includes the steps of forming an initial seal and...
US-6,386,621 Reverse opening vehicle door
A reverse opening vehicle door is provided (10), including a door body (16) having a fore portion (18) and an aft portion (20), a catch mechanism (50), and a...
US-6,386,179 System and method for control of cylinder output torque in an internal combustion engine
A system and method for dynamically controlling the torque output of the various cylinders of a camless internal combustion engine. The system and method...
US-6,386,175 Fuel injection
A stratified charge is formed in an engine by injecting fuel at an impingement surface adjacent an outlet of the injector. The injected fuel thereby forms a...
US-6,386,156 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-6,386,153 Variable compression ratio connecting rod locking mechanism II
A variable length connecting rod (12) has a first locking mechanism (36) for releasably locking connecting rod parts in a first effective length setting (FIG. 7)...
US-D457,115 Vehicle with closed liftglass assembly
US-6,385,520 Control strategy and method for independently controlling friction element actuators for an automatic transmission
A control strategy and method for controlling application and release of friction elements in an automatic transmission to effect gear ratio changes as one...
US-6,385,210 Method for detecting and resolving data corruption in a UART based communication network
A method for communicating information between networked UARTs to achieve reliable peer to peer communication. A negative acknowledgment (NACK) signal is...
US-6,382,382 Centrifugally balanced, pressure-operated clutch assembly
A rotary clutch assembly for a geared power transmission mechanism comprising a friction disc clutch with driving and driven friction clutch plates, the driving...
US-6,382,193 Method of supercharging an engine
A variable displacement internal combustion engine having an intake manifold for providing ambient air and a boost manifold is provided. Either designated...
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