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US-6,304,829 Method and system for dynamic testing of a vehicle exhaust system in a rigid frame test fixture
A method and system are provided for generating engine attachment control boundary conditions and corresponding control signals for an exhaust system laboratory...
US-6,304,815 Method for controlling an exhaust gas temperature of an engine for improved performance of exhaust...
A method for regenerating a particulate filter communicating with exhaust gases of an internal combustion engine 12 is provided. The method includes indicating...
US-6,304,812 Calibration optimization method
An calibration optimization method for a direct injection spark ignition (DISI) engine with a lean NO.sub.x trap is disclosed. The method relies on a fixed...
US-6,304,809 Engine control monitor for vehicle equipped with engine and transmission
A method for monitoring an electronically controlled drive unit of a vehicle uses actual vehicle acceleration and a preselected vehicle acceleration. Actual...
US-6,304,056 Pulsed charge power delivery circuit for a vehicle having a combined starter/alternator
A method of charging a primary energy storage device in a vehicle including a secondary energy storage device and an engine coupled to a combined ...
US-6,304,055 Method and apparatus for efficiently operating a hybrid vehicle
A method and an apparatus for operating a hybrid vehicle 10 which requires the creation of a state of charge value and which further requires the modification of...
US-6,304,016 Alternator mounting bracket
An mounting bracket 50 which attaches an alternator 18 to a vehicle engine 14 and which substantially reduces the amount of noise which is produced by the...
US-6,302,704 Method and apparatus for selectively connecting flexible circuits
A method and an apparatus 10 for interconnecting automotive electrical circuits and components. In one embodiment, the apparatus 10 includes at least one channel...
US-6,302,065 Method for monitoring a cooling system
A method is presented for diagnosing an engine coolant temperature sensor and an engine thermostat. Engine coolant temperature is estimated based on engine...
US-6,301,880 Method and system for controlling air/fuel level for internal combustion engine with two exhaust banks
A method and system for controlling the air/fuel ratio in an internal combustion engine having first and second groups of cylinders coupled to first and second...
US-6,301,538 Swap shift multiple-ratio automatic transmission
A multiple-ratio automatic transmission comprising a first multiple-ratio gear unit and a second simple planetary gear unit arranged in series in a torque flow...
US-6,300,692 Linear actuator with expansion device
A linear actuator includes a threaded support with first and second collars threadedly engaged with the support. First and second plates are abuttable against...
US-6,299,565 Control strategy for an automatic transmission
An automatic control strategy for use with a multiple-ratio transmission in an automotive vehicle driveline in which the crankshaft of an internal combustion...
US-6,299,406 High efficiency and low noise fuel pump impeller
A semi-open staggered vane impeller for use in an automotive fuel pump. Each vane has a cover-side vane tooth and a body-side vane tooth extending from a central...
US-6,299,231 Veiling glare reduction system
A vehicle veiling glare reduction system includes a windshield having an inner and outer surface, a first polarization layer disposed on at least one windshield...
US-6,299,073 Paint spray housing for reducing paint buildup
A paint spray system for directing paint to a part has a paint atomizer head having a bell housing and a bell-atomizer. An electrically conductive tape is...
US-6,298,900 Method of integrating wear plates into a spray formed rapid tool
A method of integrating wear plates into a spray formed rapid tool includes the steps of making a model of a desired tool and constructing a ceramic pattern as...
US-6,298,899 Water jacket core
A water jacket 10 which includes an outer core 12 and a plurality of pre-formed bridge cores 14. The water jacket 10 allows for the selective creation of...
US-6,298,898 Optimizing cycle time and/or casting quality in the making of cast metal products
A method of optimizing cycle time and/or casting quality in the making of a cast metal product which has been defined by a CAD product model. The method involves...
US-6,298,840 Air/fuel control system and method
A method and system is provided for improving the adjustment of fuel levels delivered to an internal combustion engine. A controller 15 calculates commanded...
US-6,298,710 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-6,298,675 Estimation method for a vehicle having an engine and a cycling accessory device
A method for controlling cycling of an air conditioning compressor coupled to an internal combustion engine interrupts normal cycling based on operation...
US-D448,984 Automotive vehicle key
US-6,297,661 Semiconductor switch fault detection
A system and method for detecting various fault conditions in semiconductor devices. A variable voltage reference is compared to the voltage output of the device...
US-6,297,466 Method for repairing steel spray-formed tooling with TIG welding process
A machine tool or die that is fabricated from thermally spray-formed steel is repaired on the factory floor by first cleaning the area to be repaired to removed...
US-6,297,138 Method of depositing a metal film onto MOS sensors
A method for depositing a metal film onto the semiconductor substrate and insulator of a MOS sensor is provided. The method utilizes a laser ablation technique...
US-6,296,822 Process for manufacturing nox traps with improved sulfur tolerance
A method for manufacturing a NOx absorbent useful to purge exhaust gases during lean-burn internal combustion engine operation. The material is resistant to...
US-6,295,973 Air-fuel charge controller for a homogeneous-charge, compression-ignition engine
A homogeneous-charge, compression-ignition engine having engine coolant, an intake manifold and an exhaust manifold including a controller for advancing and...
US-6,295,964 End-feed variable cam timing oil supply and control module
A system for controlling a flow of pressurized oil in an internal combustion engine includes a cylinder head having a first internal passage arranged to receive...
US-6,295,960 Intake manifold communication valve
An air intake system for a multi-cylinder combustion engine comprising a left side plenum and a right side plenum is disclosed. Each of the plenums is connected...
US-6,295,863 Method and apparatus for determining seal failure in a ball joint
A method of determining seal failure is implemented in a ball joint including a stud having a ball embedded in grease within a sealed socket assembly. A...
US-6,295,809 Emission control system with a catalyst
A reductant injection control strategy for controlling an amount of nitrogen oxide reducing agent injected upstream of a selective reduction catalyst uses an...
US-6,295,500 Powertrain control system for a vehicle utilizing vehicle acceleration
A method for monitoring an electronically controlled drive unit of a vehicle uses actual vehicle acceleration and a preselected vehicle acceleration. Actual...
US-6,295,495 Method for multi-directional anticipatory arming of vehicle restraints
A method for multi-directional anticipatory arming of restraint systems in a motor vehicle includes the steps of monitoring outputs from impact radar sensors...
US-6,294,128 Method of making a supported plurality of electrochemical extruded membranes
The present invention is a method for the manufature of a membrane structure for use in electrochemical conversions. The method includes providing a first...
US-6,293,616 Modular rail for roof and windshield
A specialty vehicle is provided with first and second rails on opposite lateral sides of the vehicle that extend from the front portion of the vehicle above the...
US-6,293,604 Adjustable rear seat back support
An adjustable seat back and supporting rear rail for a specialty vehicle is disclosed. The rear rail is secured by a latches to a pair of pillars of the vehicle...
US-6,293,366 Vehicle electric power assist steering system and method using angle based torque estimation
A steering system (10) and method (70) for controlling the steering of a vehicle having a steering wheel (12), a steering column (14) connected to said steering...
US-6,293,363 Integrated electronic shift and parking brake system, including security interlock, for motor vehicles
An electric park brake control (32) for a parking brake actuator (28, 30) selectively operates a brake mechanism (24, 26) at at least one wheel to selectively...
US-6,293,244 Oil flow control system for engine cylinder head
A system for controlling a flow of pressurized oil in an internal combustion engine includes a cylinder head having a generally-flat external surface featuring a...
US-6,293,097 On-board reductant delivery system
An on-board reductant delivery system for a motor vehicle includes a mixer/nozzle system for connection to an exhaust system of a motor vehicle. The on-board...
US-6,293,093 Method and system for directly monitoring the efficiency of a conditioning catalyst having negligible oxygen...
An on-board diagnostic system and method for directly monitoring the efficiency of a catalyst having negligible oxygen storage capacity is provided. The...
US-6,293,010 Exhaust treatment device for automotive vehicle having one-piece housing with integral inlet and outlet gas...
An exhaust treatment device for an internal combustion engine includes a generally cylindrical substrate and sealing system which are swaged in place within a...
US-6,292,738 Method for adaptive detection of engine misfire
An engine misfire detection system (10) for detecting engine misfire. System (10) includes a conventional controller (12) having a memory unit (14) and a...
US-6,292,735 Wheelslip regulating brake control
Wheelslip is controlled in an automotive vehicle having at least one wheel for which control is desired. Each wheel is controlled by a corresponding element of a...
US-6,292,731 Automatic shift control system for an automatic transmission including a select-shift manual control
A multiple ratio automatic transmission control system for an automotive vehicle comprising a multiple ratio gear set and a simple planetary gear set arranged in...
US-6,291,960 Pulse width modulated motor control system and method for reducing noise vibration and harshness
An apparatus for reducing motor noise in a motor driven system (12) has a sensor (22) coupled to the system that generates an electrical signal indicative of a...
US-6,291,958 Temperature limiting controller for electric machines
A method (10, 30) for actively controlling the temperature (t.sub.motor) of an electric machine operating under torque (T*), speed and/or position control. A...
US-6,290,594 System and method for ventilating hydrogen gas from a vehicle
A system 10 is provided for ventilating hydrogen gas from a vehicle 12 which includes one or more fuel cells 14. System 10 includes a control module or...
US-6,290,047 Parking pawl assembly
A parking pawl assembly 10 is provided for use in combination with a vehicle of the type including a transmission assembly 12 having an output shaft 14, a park...
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