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US-6,360,713 Mode transition control scheme for internal combustion engines using unequal fueling
A control method and system are disclosed for managing torque during a transition in an internal combustion engine. Spark timing and unequal delivery of fuel to...
US-6,360,607 Sound detector device
A sound detector device for locating and diagnosing sound in a motor vehicle includes a headphone and a plurality of directional microphones. The sound detector...
US-6,360,583 Oxygen sensor monitoring
A gas sensor deterioration monitor, particularly suited for use in an exhaust stream from an internal combustion engine. Under certain engine operating...
US-6,360,531 System and method for reducing vehicle emissions
A method and system 10 for reducing cold-start emissions of an automotive vehicle 12 having an internal combustion engine 26. System 10 includes a main...
US-6,360,530 Method and apparatus for measuring lean-burn engine emissions
A method and apparatus for controlling the operation of a "lean-burn" internal combustion engine in cooperation with an exhaust gas purification system having an...
US-6,360,529 Method and apparatus for enabling lean engine operation upon engine start-up
A method and system for controlling the operation of "lean-burn" internal combustion engines, wherein initial values for measures representing current levels of...
US-RE37,604 Variable engine valve control system
A variable engine valve control system wherein each of the reciprocating intake and/or exhaust valves is hydraulically controlled and includes a piston subjected...
US-6,360,187 Ambient adjusted volume control for in-vehicles messages
The reproduction sound level of high priority messages such as navigation instructions, parking aid signals, and back-up warning signals is controlled based on...
US-6,359,800 Direct current electric power generation system with variable speed alternating current generators
A method and system for increasing the output of an alternator for an automotive vehicle has a first three-phase winding (18) and a second three-phase winding...
US-6,359,366 Hybrid permanent magnet/synchronous machines
A rotor 33, 133 for use in an electrical machine 100 having permanent magnets 34, 134 included therein, each permanent magnet 34, 134 between an adjacent pair of...
US-6,359,331 High power switching module
A power switching module includes a substrate having at least one silicon die forming at least one power switching element and having leadframe terminal posts...
US-6,357,883 Vehicle image acquisition and display assembly
A vehicle image acquisition and display assembly 10 which is deployed within conventional vehicle rear-view mirror housing or shroud members 20, 22 and which...
US-6,357,821 Lamp can and radiator support assembly
A lamp can and radiator support assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. The lamp can and radiator support assembly includes a radiator support for operative...
US-6,357,810 Hoist assembly
A hoist assembly 10 for lifting an object 12 includes a support fixture 14 having three elongated support rails or members 16, 18, and 20, a movable lever...
US-6,357,560 Servo assembly for operating a brake band in an automatic transmission vehicle
A servo assembly 22 for selectively engaging a brake band 14 in an automotive vehicle is disclosed. Servo assembly 22 includes a piston 26 at least partially...
US-6,357,430 Method and system for calculating engine load ratio during rapid throttle changes
A method for updating an air flow ratio of a current engine load to a maximum engine load includes calculating an approximate air flow ratio based only on...
US-6,357,409 Method and system for starting a camless internal combustion engine
A method for starting a camless internal combustion engine in response to a start signal, the internal combustion engine having a crankshaft and multiple...
US-6,357,291 Apparatus and method for measuring brake bias
An apparatus and method for measuring brake bias in a brake system on a vehicle includes a brake bias measuring pad, such that the brake bias measuring pad is...
US-6,356,832 Anti-lock brake control system having enhanced straightline braking efficiency
An anti-lock brake control system 12 for a vehicle 10 that enhances vehicle braking when the vehicle is commanded to travel in a substantially straight...
US-6,356,831 Optimization method for shifting gears in a lean capable multi-mode engine with a manual transmission
A method of generating a shift schedule and combustion mode schedule to optimize performance characteristics of a lean capable, multiple combustion mode engine...
US-6,356,188 Wheel lift identification for an automotive vehicle
A system for detecting wheel lift of an automotive vehicle has a speed sensor (22) coupled to a wheel (12) of automotive vehicle (10). A torque control system...
US-6,354,809 Variable swash plate compressor
A variable swash plate compressor (10), including a housing (12), a top inlet (14A), a bottom inlet (14B), a pumping chamber (16), a compression piston (18), a...
US-6,354,628 Seat belt anchor assembly
A seat belt anchor assembly is provided for use in an automotive vehicle wherein the vehicle includes an occupant compartment having a side pillar forming a...
US-6,354,077 Method and system for controlling air/fuel level in two-bank exhaust system
A method and system for adjusting a fuel injection amount in one of two groups of cylinders in an internal combustion engine using feedback signals generated by...
US-6,353,777 Path correction for lane change analysis
A vehicle response apparatus has a sensor 24 coupled to a training classifier 14 that is used to determine a vehicle response using a standard path. The trained...
US-6,353,399 Robust encoding scheme for a shift motor encoder assembly and a system using the same
This invention describes encoding methodology for the encoder assembly 18 which senses position of a shift motor 14 in a shift system 10. The basic motivation is...
US-6,352,490 Optimization method for a lean capable multi-mode engine
A method of generating a shift schedule and combustion mode schedule to optimize performance characteristics of a lean capable, multiple combustion mode engine...
US-6,351,694 Method for robust estimation of road bank angle
A method for determining road bank angle in vehicle includes a lateral acceleration sensor (22) that generates a first signal corresponding to lateral...
US-6,351,676 Computer controlled 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-6,350,090 Anchorage assembly
An anchorage assembly 10 which includes a generally rectangular housing 16, an anchor member 20, and a resilient and deformable material or member 28 which is...
US-6,349,700 Engine/vehicle speed control for direct injection spark ignition engine applications
A system and method for engine/speed control of a direct injection spark ignition engine include operating the engine in a stratified charge mode and controlling...
US-6,349,685 Method and system for operating valves of a camless internal combustion engine
A method of operating one or more valves of a camless internal combustion engine via electronically controlled valve actuators includes the steps of measuring...
US-6,347,639 Fuel system
A fuel system 10 which selectively receives and stores volatile fuel. System 10 includes a dynamic seal or air intake inhibitor 26 which is operatively disposed...
US-6,347,512 Method and system for controlling a lean NOx trap purge cycle
An adaptive control method for managing a LNT purge cycle includes a model for predicting the feedgas NO.sub.x and CO emissions for both stratified and...
US-6,347,511 Exhaust gas purification system for lean burn engine
An exhaust gas purification system for a lean burn engine includes a thermal mass unit and a NO.sub.x conversion catalyst unit downstream of the thermal mass...
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...
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