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US-6,257,205 System for controlling a fuel injector
A system for controlling a fuel injector in accordance with an injection control strategy for an engine includes programmable control logic to provide selectable...
US-6,257,194 Method to manage internal combustion engine shutdown
A shutdown method for an internal combustion engine having deactivatable intake and exhaust valves is disclosed in which unburned fuel existing within the engine...
US-6,256,982 Fuel vapor purge for a direct injection engine
A fuel vapor purging method controls fuel vapor purging during stratified operation. Several factors influence vapor purge control, including fuel vapor...
US-6,254,510 Coasting downshift control strategy for a multiple-ratio automatic transmission
A control strategy for a multiple-ratio transmission for an automotive vehicle comprising a shift valve system that responds to shift valve signals developed by...
US-6,253,749 Valve and valve control method
A vacuum actuated valve uses a specially designed spring having a spring rate as a function of valve position. The spring rate function is determined using...
US-6,253,741 System for preventing fuel pump air ingestion
A device for preventing fuel pump air ingestion in a diesel fuel system includes a diesel engine having a plurality of injectors. The injectors receive a supply...
US-6,253,732 Electronic throttle return mechanism with a two-spring and two-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. The failsafe mechanism...
US-6,253,713 Pet restraint system
A pet restraint system for a motor vehicle includes a harness adapted to be disposed about a pet. The pet restraint system also includes an anchor having an...
US-6,253,546 Torque control scheme for low emission lean burn vehicle
A method of minimizing torque disturbances in an internal combustion engine for a vehicle having a lean NOx trap that is periodically purged. The method includes...
US-6,253,543 Lean catalyst and particulate filter control
A method for controlling reductant added to an exhaust of an engine having a lean NOx catalyst and a particulate filter adjusts a reductant amount during...
US-6,253,542 Air-fuel ratio feedback control
A method of controlling the air-fuel ratio of an internal combustion engine having an exhaust passage including a catalytic converter. The method includes...
US-6,253,437 Hybrid vehicle motor alignment
A rotor of an electric motor for a motor vehicle is aligned to an axis of rotation for a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine having an internal...
US-6,253,140 Engagement control logic for an automatic transmission clutch with adaptive engagement feel
An adaptive control system and method for direct clutch engagement control for an automatic transmission including a micro-controller that receives and stores...
US-6,251,342 Fluorescent fiber optic sensor element fabricated using sol-gel processing techniques
The invention is a fluorescent sensor element for detecting concentration changes of oxygen in an atmosphere suitable for high temperature applications such as...
US-6,251,333 Method for manufacturing a film-covered article
A method of manufacturing a film-covered article by the following steps. A thermoplastic film is heated to become pliable. The film has a decorative surface and...
US-6,250,766 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-6,250,729 Dual opening sliding console for use with a vehicle
A sliding console (20) for use with a vehicle. The console (20) includes a padded upper portion (40) to serve as an arm rest. The console (20) includes a slider...
US-6,250,672 Vehicle airbag restraint system with deactivation indicator
An inflatable passenger restraint system for use in an automotive vehicle having a passenger seat airbag and seat belt provides positive confirmation to the...
US-6,250,446 Clutch assembly
A clutch assembly 10 is provided and includes a clutch housing 12 which provides an output torque, and a clutch hub 16 which provides an input torque. Housing 12...
US-6,250,419 Vehicle electric power assist steering system and method using H-infinity control
A steering system (10) and method (70) for controlling the steering of a vehicle having a steering assembly including a steering wheel (12), a steering column...
US-6,250,283 Vehicle control method
A method for controlling an engine having both an electronically controlled inlet device, such as an electronic throttle unite, and an electronically controlled...
US-6,249,749 Method and apparatus for separation of impulsive and non-impulsive components in a signal
Impulsive components and non-impulsive components within any time-domain signal such as audio, video, vibration, etc., are separated using wavelet analysis and...
US-6,247,633 Fabricating low distortion lap weld construction
A method of making a low distortion frame construction, the construction having joint regions formed by first and second overlapping members defining a lapped...
US-6,247,487 Valve assembly
A valve assembly 10 for use in a hydraulic circuit. Valve assembly 10 includes a generally hollow cylindrical member 12 and a pair of generally spherical sealing...
US-6,247,448 Closed loop spark control method and system utilizing a combustion event sensor to determine borderline knock
A method and system to determine the borderline spark timing for a given speed and load of a given cylinder and control spark timing relative to that borderline...
US-6,247,271 Automotive door seal for accommodating weld flanges having different thicknesses
A door seal for an automotive vehicle that requires low insertion effort and high extraction effort, that makes correct insertion onto a weld flange easier, and...
US-6,246,951 Torque based driver demand interpretation with barometric pressure compensation
A system and method for controlling a powertrain including an internal combustion engine include generating a signal indicative of driver requested engine...
US-6,246,343 Increment encoder failure detection
An error detection method for use with a two channel increment encoder. The error detection method operates to detect errors over a wide range of rotational...
US-6,244,565 Throttle body shaft axial play control
An electronic throttle control system with a housing having a motor, throttle valve and gear mechanism. The throttle valve is attached to a throttle body shaft...
US-6,244,246 Stratified charge engine with 2 sparks plugs
A spark ignition internal combustion engine is described having a fuel supply system for separating the fuel into two or more continuous streams of fuel...
US-6,244,242 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-6,244,123 Multiple-speed gearbox of 3-shaft design, especially for motor vehicles
In a multiple-speed grearbox having a selectively switchable dual friction clutches, a first clutch connected to a first input shaft, a second friction clutch...
US-6,244,047 Method of purging lean NOx trap
A method of purging a NO.sub.x trap, located in the exhaust passage of a direct injection engine, is proposed that provides transition from a lean fuel mixture...
US-6,244,043 Emission control device air/fuel ratio control system
A nitrous oxide trap temperature control system for desulfating the trap uses and engine with some cylinders operating with lean combustion and some cylinders...
US-6,244,042 Method for monitoring an internal combustion engine
A method is provided for monitoring the regulation of smooth running of a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine. The smooth running is regulated using at...
US-6,241,278 Vehicle having a roof mounted inflatable cushion
A vehicle passenger safety restraint arrangement where an inflatable cushion mounted in a vehicle roof is operatively connected to an inflator which inflates the...
US-6,240,347 Vehicle accessory control with integrated voice and manual activation
A voice activated control system responsive to spoken voice commands is integrated with an advanced central display/control unit having dedicated and...
US-6,239,997 System for connecting and synchronizing a supplemental power source to a power grid
A system (10) and method (100) for connecting and synchronizing a supplemental power supply (10) and a power grid. The present invention detects current feedback...
US-6,239,575 Induction motor power/torque clamping for electric vehicle performance
An induction motor control system (10) for electric vehicles having a DC power supply (12), an inverter (14), an induction motor (16), and a clamping unit (26)....
US-6,238,744 Method for eliminating bearing assembly hoot noise
A method for eliminating hoot noise in a bearing assembly (12) of an idler or tensioner pulley (10) includes applying a three component dry lubricating compound...
US-6,238,738 Method for depositing titanium oxide coatings on flat glass
A chemical vapor deposition process for laying down a tin or titanium oxide coating on a glass substrate through the use of an organic oxygen-containing compound...
US-6,237,992 Pedestrian safety module device
A pedestrian safety device for automotive vehicles with a deployable hood consists of a pedestrian safety module beneath the leading edge of the hood, and a...
US-6,237,943 Vehicle rollover curtain with improved deployment
A vehicle occupant restraint system includes a restraint curtain stowed adjacent a roof rail of the vehicle to deploy downwardly adjacent the side wall of the...
US-6,237,936 Vehicle inflatable restraint system
An inflatable restraint system for attachment to an occupant seat of an automotive vehicle has a canister with an inflatable restraint deployable therefrom, a...
US-6,237,903 Suspension bushing apparatus
A bushing apparatus for interconnecting two members and allowing relative motion therebetween allows decoupled spring rates in the axial and radial directions....
US-6,237,675 Automatic temperature controlled seats
A method for automatically controlling the temperature of a vehicle seat (14) based on a variety of factors, including vehicle interior temperature, outside...
US-6,237,574 Evaporative emission canister for an automotive vehicle
An evaporative emissions canister includes a housing containing a hydrocarbon adsorbing material, such as carbon. The canister may be configured to such that a...
US-6,237,564 Electronic throttle control system
An electronic throttle control system is described where a throttle position sensor has multiple slopes depending on the operating region. At low throttle...
US-6,237,559 Cylinder deactivation via exhaust valve deactivation and intake cam retard
An arrangement of a four-cycle internal combustion engine is provided. The engine arrangement 8 has at least a first combustion chamber 12 with a reciprocating...
US-6,237,328 Engine control with a fuel vapor purge system
A fuel vapor purging method controls fuel vapor purging during stratified operation. Several factors influence vapor purge control, including fuel vapor...
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