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US-6,451,117 Paint mask and a method for utilizing the same
A non-contact mask 10 which is selectively deployed in close proximity to an object 12 and which has a certain type of electrical charge. A substance 16, to be...
US-6,450,921 System and method for controlling a transfer case clutch assembly
A system 10 for controlling a transfer case clutch assembly is provided and is deployed within a four-wheel drive vehicle having a front driveshaft 22, a rear...
US-6,450,530 Seating system with optimum visibilty
An automatically adjustable seat system (10) includes a sensor (48) for detecting the position of a physical feature of the driver, such as the eyes. The sensor...
US-6,450,286 Rack and pinion power steering system with variable damping characteristics
A rack and pinion power steering system 10 is provided and includes a variable orifice valve 22 which controls the flow of fluid in and out of a hydraulic...
US-6,450,275 Power electronics cooling for a hybrid electric vehicle
This invention is a method and system for cooling Hybrid Electric Vehicle ("HEV") components. The present invention cools HEV components, including an A/C...
US-6,449,945 Emission control system
A method for improving NOx conversion efficiency of an exhaust gas after-treatment device is presented. The efficiency is improved by first maintaining the...
US-6,449,621 Privacy data escrow system and method
The privacy data escrow system (10) includes at least one data provider (12) having a plurality of privacy data records of a plurality of persons. Each privacy...
US-6,449,548 Automatic transmission shift control
An automatic transmission ratio shift control system and method for a powertrain having a throttle-controlled engine and multiple-ratio gearing, torque flow...
US-6,449,537 Energy control strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle
An energy control strategy (10) for a hybrid electric vehicle that controls an electric motor during bleed and charge modes of operation. The control strategy...
US-6,447,616 Method for treating brass
Brass articles having leachable lead are contacted with an aqueous caustic solution having a pH of about 10 to about 14 that contains a chelating agent. During...
US-6,446,697 Rapidly making complex castings
Method of rapidly making casting, comprising: designing a computer graphic model of the casting; sectioning the graphic model into graphic members which are at...
US-6,446,616 Vent system for gaseous fueled vehicle
A ventilation system (11) is provided to prevent the buildup of gaseous fuel within the vehicle upon degradation of the performance of the various parts within...
US-6,445,095 Electric machine with laminated cooling rings
An electric machine in accordance with the invention includes a stator core having first and second ends and having windings therein with end turns of the...
US-6,445,079 Method and apparatus for controlling an induction machine
An electrical machine (10) suitable for use as a starter/alternator for an automotive vehicle, has an inverter circuit (12), a rectifier circuit (14), and a...
US-6,444,626 Poly(neopentyl polyol) ester based coolants and improved additive package
A synthetic lubricant composition is a blend of a polyol ester admixed with effective amounts of an antioxidant, yellow metal pacifier and rust inhibitors. The...
US-6,443,535 Deceleration and compensation for low vacuum levels in a brake-by-wire braking system
A system or method for compensating for low vacuum levels in a brake-by-wire system includes continually monitoring the level of vacuum in a vacuum booster. The...
US-6,443,108 Multiple-stroke, spark-ignited engine
A system and a method for operating an internal combustion engine at a six-stroke, eight-stroke, or greater number of strokes cycle is disclosed. The combustion...
US-6,442,484 Method and apparatus for pre-crash threat assessment using spheroidal partitioning
A method for operating a pre-crash sensing system for a vehicle having an object detecting system and an associated data storage. The method includes...
US-6,442,455 Adaptive fuel strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle
This invention is a method and system for a hybrid electric vehicle adaptive fuel strategy to quickly mature an adaptive fuel table. The strategy adaptively...
US-6,442,441 Method of automatically generating and verifying programmable logic controller code
A method of automatically generating and verifying programmable logic controller (PLC) code. The method includes the steps of constructing a neutral control...
US-6,441,574 Energy control strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle
An energy control strategy (10) for a hybrid electric vehicle that controls an electric motor during bleed and charge modes of operation. The control strategy...
US-6,440,041 Method of controlling engine torque during launch from neutral idle operation
A method of controlling engine torque in a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine and multi-ratio transmission when launched from a neutral idle rest...
US-6,439,671 Extruded aluminum vehicle wheel
A vehicle wheel is disclosed that is made up of a plurality of extrusions. A rim may be provided in either a cylindrical form or in the form of a series of...
US-6,439,653 Mounting structure with improved stiffness characteristics
A mounting structure 10 having improved stiffness characteristics. The mounting structure 10 includes a pillar 14 which forms a portion of a vehicle body 12 and...
US-6,439,330 Vehicle hood deployment device for pedestrian protection
A device for deploying the hood of an automotive vehicle upwardly in the event of impact with a pedestrian includes a hinge assembly secured to the vehicle...
US-6,439,329 Integrated battery tray and reservoir assembly
An integrated battery tray and reservoir assembly 10 is provided which is adapted to be operatively installed within the engine compartment of a conventional...
US-6,439,039 Method to verify cold start spark retard
Methods of utilizing engine 15 crankshaft acceleration 17 to monitor cold start spark retard are presented. A first method utilizes a variance in a crankshaft...
US-6,438,944 Method and apparatus for optimizing purge fuel for purging emissions control device
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-6,438,844 Method and apparatus for manufacturing constant velocity joints
A method and tool are provided for manufacturing an outer race for constant velocity joints by plastic deformation of a preform having a cavity open on one side...
US-6,438,835 Method and system for manufacturing a cylinder head
A method and system for machining a cylinder head include loading a cylinder head into a first five axis computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine. A first...
US-6,438,794 Releasable automotive door stop
A door checking and stopping apparatus for an automotive cargo door comprises a housing containing an energy storage device and guidance arrangement adapted to...
US-6,438,487 Method and system for determining the operational state of a vehicle starter motor
A method for determining an operational state of a vehicle starter motor coupled to vehicle battery includes the steps of detecting a vehicle battery voltage,...
US-6,438,486 System and method for minimizing fuel evaporative emissions from an internal combustion engine
A method for minimizing evaporative fuel emissions of a vehicle having an internal combustion engine, the engine having a combustion chamber, a corresponding...
US-6,436,881 High temperature lubricant composition
Improved synthetic lubricants based on a 100% polyol ester composition suitable for use in high temperature static chain oil applications is provided. The...
US-6,435,594 Transformer cargo cover
A transformer cargo cover for a vehicle having an open cargo bed area includes a first and second lower panel each having an outside surface and a first and...
US-6,435,164 Fuel weathering method for vehicle evaporative emission system
A fuel weathering method for an evaporative emission system of a motor vehicle includes determining a current temperature of liquid fuel inside the evaporative...
US-6,435,158 Method and system for preventing reverse running of internal combustion engine
A method for preventing reverse running of an internal combustion engine includes determining the operational state of the vehicle starter motor, determining...
US-6,434,930 Method and apparatus for controlling lean operation of an internal combustion engine
A method and system for controlling the operation of "lean-burn" internal combustion engines determines a current rate of vehicle NO.sub.x emissions, and...
US-6,434,827 Method for creating a gear assembly
A method for producing a gear assembly 108 which allows for the relatively efficient transfer of energy. Assembly 108 is created by forming a first member 10 and...
US-6,434,541 Automotive engine misfire detection system including a bit-serial based recurrent neuroprocessor
An engine diagnostic system includes a bit-serial based recurrent neuroprocessor for processing data from an internal combustion engine in order to diagnose...
US-6,434,474 Upstream gauge sensor, downstream absolute pressure sensor system
A method for estimating pressure surround an engine uses a gauge pressure sensor upstream of an orifice and an absolute pressure sensor downstream of the...
US-6,434,467 Vehicle control method for vehicle having a torque converter
A method is described for controlling a powertrain of a vehicle. In particular, the method attempts to minimize transmission gear separation, or "clunk". Under...
US-6,434,466 System and method for determining engine torque for controlling a powertrain
A system and method for controlling a powertrain including an automatic transmission include determining a desired wheel torque, determining engine speed,...
US-6,433,506 Sensorless control system for induction motor employing direct torque and flux regulation
A sensorless control system for an induction motor employs direct tracking of torque and flux regulation to achieve improved motor control without the need for...
US-6,432,210 Method for treating brass
Brass articles having leachable lead are contacted with an aqueous caustic solution having a pH of about 10 to about 14 that contains a chelating agent. During...
US-6,431,130 Torque control in an engine with a hybrid valvetrain
A system and a method for controlling engine torque in an internal combustion with a randomly operable intake valve and a selectable intake valve is disclosed in...
US-6,431,129 Method and system for transient load response in a camless internal combustion engine
A method of operating an internal combustion engine in response to a transient load includes the steps of providing an air charge quantity required to produce a...
US-6,430,492 Engine control system for improved driveability
A vehicle and engine control system controls engine torque to maintain positive torque at a transmission input to minimize the transmission gears from...
US-6,429,789 Vehicle information acquisition and display assembly
A vehicle information acquisition and display assembly 10. The system 10 selectively senses objects 27 residing within a dynamically configurable region of...
US-6,429,616 Method of estimating the DC bus voltage in electric machine drives
An electric machine drive system uses an estimation of the DC bus voltage to improve machine drive control. The DC bus voltage is estimated by injecting a...
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