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US-6,345,610 Partial oxidation device for an HCCI engine intake system
A homogeneous charge compression ignition engine comprising an air intake passage, a combustion chamber connected to the air intake passage, and a partial...
US-6,345,440 Methods for manufacturing multi-layer engine valve guides by thermal spray
A method of making valve guides by thermal spraying a wear-resistant layer onto a rotating mandrel that is subsequently built up by thermal spraying steel on the...
US-6,343,234 Computer controller for a separator device
A computer controlled separator device is disclosed. The computer control system monitors the operation of the separator device and makes any adjustments...
US-6,341,623 Variable orifice, pressure compensated automated fuel jet pump
An automotive vehicle fluid jet pump 7 is provided including a first chamber 340 having a rear end 348 sealed from a front end 344 by a pressure communicative...
US-6,341,534 Integrated two-channel torque sensor
A torque sensor having an array of four saturable core magnetic flux detectors arranged in two pairs. Each pair of flux detectors is associated with a pair of...
US-6,338,373 Compact, low-clearance, traction assist device
A traction assist device (16) adapted for girdling a motor vehicle tire (10) is fabricated as a nominally flat polymeric part that can assume a circular shape...
US-6,338,012 Roll over stability control for an automotive vehicle
A stability control system 24 for an automotive vehicle as includes a plurality of sensors 28-37 sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle and a controller...
US-6,336,084 Three-way catalyst model for an engine air-to-fuel ratio control system
A three-way catalyst model (50) and a method for modeling the dynamic response of a three-way catalyst that divides the catalyst response into sub-regions (1-7)...
US-6,336,071 Direct injection engine system and method
A method for controlling mode transitions, such as from stratified to homogeneous mode, in a direct injection engine adjusts a number of cylinders carrying out...
US-6,336,070 Apparatus and method for engine crankshaft torque ripple control in a hybrid electric vehicle
A control system comprising a processor develops data controlling a combustion engine and a dynamoelectric machine arranged to interact with the engine to modify...
US-6,335,610 Method and apparatus for determining the operational energy cost of a hybrid vehicle
A method and apparatus 46 for dynamically and periodically determining the amount of energy expended by a hybrid vehicle 10. Particularly, apparatus or...
US-6,335,609 Method for reducing peak phase current and decreasing staring time for an internal combustion engine having an...
A method for reducing the starting time and reducing the peak phase currents for an internal combustion engine that is started using an induction machine...
US-6,332,104 Roll over detection for an automotive vehicle
A stability control system 24 for an automotive vehicle as includes a plurality of sensors 28-37 sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle and a controller...
US-6,331,027 Removable vehicle seat headrest storage in a trim panel socket
A headrest storage structure 10 for securely and efficiently storing a headrest 16 of a vehicle seat 14 when the seat 14 is not in use. The structure includes a...
US-6,331,026 Roof storage compartment assembly for vehicles
A roof storage compartment assembly is provided for a vehicle having a roof. The roof storage compartment assembly includes a plurality of storage compartments...
US-6,331,021 Fuel system vent line
A vapor vent hose is adapted to be assembled to a nipple. The nipple has a first end, an outside diameter and a barb. The barb has a tapered first end adjacent...
US-6,330,587 Real-time multiprocessing computer infrastructure for automated testing
A system and method for powertrain testing of a powertrain under load using a computer network includes a plurality of computer nodes for monitoring and...
US-6,330,143 Automatic over-current protection of transistors
The present invention discloses a circuit and method for detecting a fault current in a circuit containing a power transistor. A comparator in communication with...
US-6,329,091 Fuel reformer system for a fuel cell
An on-board reforming system for a vehicle fuel cell having a pair of hydrogen purification units linked together. The first hydrogen purification unit generates...
US-6,328,374 Fully-openable slidable vehicle door assembly
A slidable contoured side door of an automotive vehicle equipped with a guidance structure that permits full travel of the door without adversely affecting door...
US-6,328,365 Integrated bed drawer assembly for vehicles
An integrated bed drawer assembly is provided for a vehicle having a bed with a floor and sides extending upwardly and along the sides. The integrated bed drawer...
US-6,328,333 Pillar trim for inflatable restraint system
A pillar trim is provided for an inflatable restraint mounted to a pillar of a motor vehicle. The pillar trim includes a body fixedly mounted to the pillar and a...
US-6,327,933 Crankshaft parting line strategy
A parting line strategy for a crankshaft (100) includes providing a parting line that has a plurality of portions that extend across a plurality of cheeks (104,...
US-6,327,847 Method for improved performance of a vehicle
An engine control system for managing lean NOx trap decontamination uses associated fuel economy impacts to determine when decontamination is enabled. In...
US-6,327,526 Method and apparatus for measuring the rollover resistance and compliance characteristics of a vehicle
An apparatus 10 for measuring and/or analyzing the rollover resistance and dynamic compliance characteristics of a vehicle 12. Apparatus 10 includes a controller...
US-6,327,525 Vehicle suspension ride control diagnostic testing
A method (60) of testing a ride control suspension component of a vehicle. The method comprises the steps of setting a vehicle suspension to a first ride mode...
US-6,327,524 System for high efficiency motor control
A device for high efficiency motor control includes an induction motor and a controller. The induction motor generates a motor torque and has a given rotor...
US-6,325,471 Brake-by-wire system having conditioned brake boost termination at key off
An electric powered brake system (10) for braking road-engaging wheels of a motor vehicle. An ignition switch for turning a motor of the vehicle on and off also...
US-6,324,835 Engine air and fuel control
A control method for an internal combustion engine has multiple cylinder groups with at least one control device positioned between an intake manifold and a...
US-6,324,446 Roll over stability control for an automotive vehicle
A stability control system 24 for an automotive vehicle as includes a plurality of sensors 28-37 sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle and a controller...
US-6,322,273 Joint restraint assembly
Joint restraint assembly for connecting pipes which includes a substantially annular body, at least one segment, and at least one bolt. The annular body is...
US-6,322,160 Method and apparatus for attenuating brake-induced vibrations
A damper (40) for damping tactile vibration (FIG. 4) caused by pressure changes induced in hydraulic fluid by an operational characteristic of a ...
US-6,322,123 Vehicle rear storage drawer
According to the present invention, a storage compartment for the rear end of a speciality vehicle is provided. The storage compartment has a primary compartment...
US-6,321,960 Dashboard rail and steering column support
A dashboard attachment system for a specialty vehicle is described. A rail having first and second ribs located on front and rear edges thereof that are...
US-6,321,769 Injection pressure sensor sealing mechanism
An injection pressure sensor (10) intended for use with a fluid source (12). The injection pressure sensor (10) has a sensor element (14). and a tube member...
US-6,321,732 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-6,321,731 Engine control strategy using dual equal cam phasing combined with exhaust gas recirculation
The invention comprises a strategy and method for phase shifting intake and exhaust valve timing relative to crankshaft position as a function of engine...
US-6,321,714 Hybrid operating mode for DISI engines
A method for controlling a spark ignited direct injection internal combustion engine having an air intake with a throttle valve positioned therein and a...
US-6,321,593 Electronic fuel pump, sender and pressure transducer tester
A tester 10 suitable for testing fuel system components of an automotive vehicle such as a fuel pump 34, a fuel sender 36 and a pressure transducer 38 has a...
US-6,321,157 Hybrid modeling and control of disc engines
A method of modeling and controlling a direct injection stratified charge (DISC) engine coupled to a lean NOx trap that is periodically purged. The method...
US-6,321,144 Torque control strategy for management of rollback in a wheeled vehicle whose powertrain includes a rotary...
Requested brake torque and requested throttle torque are assigned opposite algebraic signs in both rollback and non-rollback states. In the non-rollback state,...
US-6,321,143 Control system and method for a hybrid electric vehicle
A vehicle system controller (20) is presented for a LSR parallel hybrid electric vehicle having an engine (10), a motor (12), wheels (14), a transmission (16)...
US-6,318,972 Valve recess in cylinder block of a compressor
A compressor (10) for a vehicular air conditioning system includes a cylinder block (12) having a bore (14). A piston (78) is slidingly received in the bore...
US-6,318,318 Rocker arm assembly
A rocker arm assembly 207 is provided which has an extendable plunger 212. The plunger 212 has a spring 136 biased first position contacting with a lost motion...
US-6,317,698 Observer for transfer case fault detection in a four-wheel drive system
A system and method are provided for detecting faults in an encoder used for position feedback as part of a transfer case in an electronic-shift 4.times.4...
US-6,316,904 Speed and rotor time constant estimation for torque control of an induction motor
A speed sensorless controller for an induction motor with rotor resistance estimation, using stator currents and voltages. The rotor resistance and speed...
US-6,316,897 System for controlling adjustable pedals
An adjustable pedal system 10 for an automotive vehicle. The system 10 substantially ensures that adjustable pedals 20 are not adjusted when any one or more of...
US-6,316,047 Method for applying dry powder refractory coating to sand cores
A method of applying a refractory coating to densified foundry sand cores having micropores between the sand grains having the steps of: (a) mixing a dry powder...
US-6,315,820 Method of manufacturing thin metal alloy foils
A method of manufacturing thin foil alloys through a series of steps. A carrier having a polished carrier surface is placed within a deposition chamber. The...
US-6,314,943 Fuel supply rail with integrated fuel injector load spring
A fuel supply rail assembly (30) includes a plurality of fuel injector-receiving housings (34) for mounting on a cylinder head (12) of an internal combustion...
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