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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...
US-6,289,857 Variable capacity reciprocating engine
A reciprocating engine having an engine housing defining a power cylinder, a power piston in the cylinder including a connecting rod extending through the engine...
US-6,288,652 Digitally encoded keyless entry keypad switch
A five-switch keypad apparatus having four diodes that multiplex the switch contacts onto three sense terminals. The three sense terminals create a binary code...
US-6,288,377 Varnish oven for manufacturing process
A varnish oven (10), including a preheating station (12), a temperature homogenization station (14), a varnish application station (16), a varnish curing station...
US-6,287,207 Coupling assembly
An assembly for coupling two selectively rotatable shafts is provided. The assembly includes a first cross-member which is fixedly coupled to the first rotating...
US-6,287,094 Inlet tube diffuser element for a hydraulic pump
A hydraulic fluid pump (10), including a housing (12), a pumping apparatus (14), an inlet (16), a pressure chamber (17), an outlet (18), a bypass valve (20) and...
US-6,286,821 Extruded stabilizer bar pivot bushing having plastic shear plates and method of making same
A method of making stabilizer bar pivot bushings (10). At least one length of a substantially plastic material (26, 28) that in transverse cross section has a...
US-6,286,635 Vehicle braking system with actively controlled caliper retractor
A vehicle braking system having a brake rotor (10) and brake pedal-actuated hydraulic piston (24) that actuates a brake caliper (22) to engage a friction brake...
US-6,286,532 Control system and method for controlling valve
A control system 10 and a method 30 for controlling a linearly actuated valve closure member 20 in accordance with the present invention is provided. The method...
US-6,286,481 Electronic throttle return mechanism with a two-spring and one lever default mechanism
An electronic throttle control system having a housing 22 with a motor 40, throttle valve 60, gear mechanism 100, and failsafe mechanism. A main spring member...
US-6,286,477 Combustion chamber for direct-injected spark-ignited engines with swirl airflows
A stratified-charge combustion chamber system for a direct-injection spark-ignited (DISI) engine with a swirl-type airflow. An asymmetrical combustion bowl...
US-6,286,473 System for damping engine speed oscillations
A control strategy for use in combination with a hybrid electric vehicle 10 including a propulsion system 12 having an engine 14 and a starter/alternator 16...
US-6,286,388 Vehicle pedal assembly
A brake pedal assembly 12 for a vehicle includes a pedal 14 and a foot pad 16 operatively engageable by the operator of a vehicle. The pedal assembly 12 also...
US-6,286,379 Method for shifting multi-speed axles
In a shifting mechanism housed in a case a first relatively rotating member rotates about an axis. A second relatively rotating member is selectively coupled and...
US-6,283,891 Automatic transmission for an automotive vehicle with a shift control for launch assist and manual upshifts
A shift control and shift strategy for an automatic transmission in an automotive vehicle driveline wherein the automatic ratio shift schedule can be disabled...
US-6,283,258 Brake assembly with noise damping
A brake assembly includes a rotor and at least one backplate supporting a brake pad for frictionally engaging the rotor for braking. A sheet metal plate is...
US-6,283,098 Fuel system leak detection
A vehicle fuel system has on-board diagnostics for leak testing with correction for different operating conditions. An electronic control unit (ECU) is arranged...
US-6,283,079 System for preventing vibrations in a diesel engine
A system for preventing vibrations occurring in a diesel engine during shut down. The system employs a combined starter/alternator apparatus to apply a positive...
US-6,282,888 Method and system for compensating for degraded pre-catalyst oxygen sensor in a two-bank exhaust system
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-6,282,785 Torque converter blades brazed to a housing using a magnetic heating process
A method for making a torque converter includes the steps of forming a blade having a tab extending outward from the blade and along a portion of a length of the...
US-6,282,485 Air estimation system and method
A system and method for estimating air entering a cylinder of an internal combustion engine uses a discrete algorithm based on a measurement of air entering a...
US-6,282,474 Method and apparatus for detecting rollover of an automotive vehicle
A rollover sensing system (12) that may be used in the determination of when to deploy restraints in the vehicle. The rollover sensing system (12) may include...
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