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US-6,557,534 Canister purge strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle
The present invention provides a method and system for purging a vapor canister in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle during vehicle idle conditions. The present...
US-6,557,403 Lean engine with brake system
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-6,556,908 Attitude sensing system for an automotive vehicle relative to the road
A stability control system (18) for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of sensors (28-39) sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle. The sensors may...
US-6,554,332 Pedestrian impact energy management device with seesaw elements
A pedestrian safety device for mounting to an automotive vehicle has a relatively low-resistance mechanical response when struck by an object having the...
US-6,554,031 Two fluid dispensing apparatus to supply fuel and reductant to a vehicle
A fuel filling system is disclosed for dispensing two fluids to a vehicle, which ensures that a reductant tank is filled during dispensing of fuel.
US-6,553,982 Method for controlling the phase difference of air/fuel ratio oscillations in an engine
A method for controlling the phasing of first and second air/fuel ratio oscillations in first and second cylinder groups, respectively, of an internal combustion...
US-6,553,976 Assembly and method for receiving hydrocarbon material
An assembly 10 which includes primary and secondary hydrocarbon material reception and storage devices 22, 24 in a cascaded and communicative relationship....
US-6,553,962 Exhaust valve deactivation and intake valve phasing to enable deceleration fuel shut off and engine braking
An automotive internal engine 8 is provided which includes an engine controller 70 cognizant of a desired deceleration condition for a vehicle and a combustion...
US-6,553,961 Intake valve timing in multi-valve, camless engines
Two intake valves are independently operated by electro-mechanical actuators and activated by the engine electronic controller. One tumble-type intake valve and...
US-6,553,958 Adaptive torque model for internal combustion engine
A system and method for controlling a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine include determining a first engine operating variable using a model having at...
US-6,553,949 Engine knock prevention system and method
A system and a method for improving engine performance by utilizing a variable compression ratio mechanism and a boosting mechanism are presented. The...
US-6,553,757 NOx purge air/fuel ratio selection
A method for improving a purge conversion efficiency of a Lean NOx Trap coupled downstream of a lean-burn internal combustion engine is presented. This method...
US-6,553,756 Method for selecting a cylinder group when changing an engine operational parameter
A method for selecting one of first and second cylinder groups of an internal combustion engine is provided. The first and second cylinder groups are coupled...
US-6,553,754 Method and system for controlling an emission control device based on depletion of device storage capacity
A method of optimizing vehicle emissions during lean engine operation is disclosed wherein an emission control device receiving engine exhaust gases is filled...
US-6,553,638 Methods for determining the existence and the size of a gap and for determining the amount by which a portion...
A method 500 and an assembly 200 for determining the presence of gaps located between a first portion 240 of a partially assembled apparatus 228 and a second...
US-6,553,354 Method of probabilistically modeling variables
A method 10 for analyzing the attribute of a product by probabilistically modeling certain variables associated with the product.
US-6,553,295 System for sensing a side impact collision
A side impact collision sensing system 10 for use on a vehicle 12. System 10 includes several door mounted impact sensors 18-24 and a sensor 26 which is disposed...
US-6,553,287 Hybrid electric vehicle control strategy to achieve maximum wide open throttle acceleration performance
The invention is a controller for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) to meet driver expectation when forward wide open throttle (WOT) acceleration is requested...
US-6,552,442 Method and apparatus for controlling the temperature of a vehicular seat
An assembly 10 for controlling the temperature of vehicle seats 16, 18. Particularly, the assembly 10 includes a controller 24 which selectively provides...
US-6,551,968 Biodegradable polyneopentyl polyol based synthetic ester blends and lubricants thereof
A novel biodegradable polyneopentyl polyol (PNP) ester based synthetic ester basestock that includes a PNP ester admixed with a dicarboxylic acid ester coupling...
US-6,551,740 Battery assembly and a method for cooling a battery assembly
A battery assembly 10 including a generally hollow housing 14 and several batteries 12 which are disposed within the interior cavity 16 of the housing 14....
US-6,550,849 Automotive vehicle with pass through cargo space
A vehicle arrangement (7) is provided having a front mounted engine (20) enclosed by an engine compartment (18). A passenger compartment (26) is provided which...
US-6,550,846 Aluminum automotive door assembly
An automotive door assembly (10) includes an inner door (30) having an inner panel (40). The inner panel (40) has a first seat (44) and a second seat (46)...
US-6,550,805 Occupant restraint belt with inflatable presenter
An occupant restraint belt for use with a seat of a motor vehicle has an inflatable section having a deflated condition wherein the belt assumes a stowed...
US-6,550,559 System and method for controlling hub locks in a four-wheel drive vehicle
A control system or apparatus (10) is provided which is deployed within a four-wheel drive vehicle (12) and which is adapted to automatically control the...
US-6,550,466 Method for controlling the frequency of air/fuel ratio oscillations in an engine
A method for controlling first and second air/fuel ratio oscillations in first and second cylinder groups, respectively, of an internal combustion engine is...
US-6,550,440 Acoustic suppression arrangement for a component undergoing induced vibration
An acoustic suppression arrangement 7 for a component undergoing induced vibration is provided. The arrangement 7 includes a component body 8 having an interior...
US-6,550,435 Variable valve timing adjustable finger follower assembly
A valve timing system for an internal combustion engine having a roller finger follower assembly including a lash adjustment mechanism. The roller finger...
US-6,550,434 Selecting operating mode in an engine with a hybrid valvetrain
A method for selecting which intake valves are operated in an internal combustion with intake valves operated by more than one type of actuation device is...
US-6,550,319 Fault diagnostic for an internal combustion engine having air assisted injectors
An internal combustion engine having electronic throttle control includes an air assisted injector system for directing a controlled amount of air directly to...
US-6,550,240 Lean engine control with multiple catalysts
A method for controlling an engine having multiple banks with separate catalysts is described. In particular, coordinate lean and rich operation between the...
US-6,550,237 Method and system for monitoring a catalytic converter
A method and system are provided for monitoring exhaust gas conversion efficiency of a catalytic converter during operation of an internal combustion engine...
US-6,549,838 High energy engagement strategy for automatic transmission clutches and brakes
A control strategy and method for controlling friction element engagement and disengagement time for an automatic transmission when the transmission is operating...
US-6,547,479 Spline, an assembly utilizing the spline, and a method for transferring energy
A tapered spline 16 which allows members 12, 14 to be selectively coupled and which further allows energy to be selectively communicated by and between these...
US-6,547,326 Automotive seat flip-out cupholder
A cupholder assembly forms the forward support edge of an automotive vehicle seat. The cupholder assembly includes a lid member that is pivotally movable into a...
US-6,546,781 Method of verifying spindle bearing functionality prior to service
A method of verifying spindle bearing functionality prior to service, comprising: assembling a machine-tool spindle having an outer housing rotatably supporting...
US-6,546,720 Method and apparatus for controlling the amount of reactant to be added to a substance using a sensor which is...
A method wherein a reactant is added to a substance to react with such substance. The product of such reaction along with un-reacted portions of the substance...
US-6,546,718 Method and system for reducing vehicle emissions using a sensor downstream of an emission control device
A system and method is provided for controlling a lean-burn engine whose exhaust gas is directed through an exhaust treatment system which includes an emission...
US-6,546,302 Method for scheduling and sequencing vehicles for manufacture
A method for sequencing and scheduling vehicles for manufacture. The method considers the characteristics, options, and/or accessories of the vehicles to be...
US-6,546,301 Method for reinsertion in a reduced retooling cost system
A method for reducing retooling costs, particularly relative to painting processes for vehicles. The method includes dividing the order into groups based on...
US-6,543,565 Method and system for collecting regenerative braking energy in a parallel hybrid electric vehicle
A regenerative brake control method and system for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) with a disconnect clutch separating the engine from the motor. When the engine...
US-6,543,431 System for air-fuel ratio control
A system and a method of controlling an engine during and after a temporary fueling shut-off during idling, deceleration or a switch to auxiliary power...
US-6,543,423 Control system and method for a bi-fuel engine
A control system 14 for a bi-fuel engine 12 is provided. The control system 14 includes a powertrain controller 52 and a bi-fuel controller 54. The controller 52...
US-6,543,414 Vehicle output control limiter
A method is described for limiting a change in torque transmitted through a vehicle powertrain when in a predetermined range. Such a method minimizes ...
US-6,543,219 Engine fueling control for catalyst desulfurization
A method is described for controlling decontamination of an emission control device. Temperature of the emission control device is maintained at a desired...
US-6,543,218 Preventing early degradation of exhaust treatment devices
A method is described for preventing early degradation of an exhaust treatment device installed in a diesel powered vehicle, the treatment device having an...
US-D472,871 Console
US-D472,850 Automobile
US-6,542,798 Engine ready signal using peak engine cylinder pressure detection
The present invention provides a method and system for determining "engine on" status in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle. A controller determines that the engine is...
US-6,542,790 3D normalized proportional reverse interpolation error correction control
A method of distributing an error correction term over four grid points used in a normalized 3D lookup routine circulates a change in output of the normalized 3D...
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