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US-6,267,352 Electronic throttle return mechanism with default and gear backlash control
An electronic throttle control system having a housing 22 with a motor 40, throttle valve 60, gear mechanism 100, and failsafe mechanism 130. A main spring...
US-6,267,096 Three-valve cylinder head system
A three-valve cylinder head system for a direct-injected spark-ignited (DISI) internal combustion engine. Two inlet ports are positioned in opposite quadrants of...
US-6,267,093 Bonded composite intake manifold
A plastic air intake assembly comprising, for example, upper and lower housing members with the upper member underside and the lower member upper side having a...
US-6,267,006 Air induction assembly for a mass air flow sensor
An air induction assembly 10 disposed in an intake passage through which air flows to an engine. The air induction assembly 10 has a conduit member 20 which...
US-6,266,843 Vehicle window wiper assembly having one-piece carrier with flexible tips
A vehicle window wiper assembly has a one-piece carrier with a central section and flexible tips to allow the wiper to accommodate windows of high curvature. The...
US-D445,862 Golf club for teaching ball alignment and lie angle
US-6,266,597 Vehicle and engine control system and method
An engine control system controls engine torque to transition through the transmission lash zone. The transmission lash zone is determined using speed ratio...
US-6,265,076 Anti-reflective films
The present invention is an anti-reflective transparent article which includes a transparent substrate. The article also includes a first coating of metal oxide...
US-6,264,534 Method and tooling for automated wet or dry sanding of a vehicle surface
An automotive vehicle body can be sanded with a robotic sanding (polishing) disk that is carried on a robotic head, such that the sanding disk has a relatively...
US-6,264,261 Vehicle console
A vehicle console 12 which is adapted to store a child safety seat 50 and which is further adapted to operatively and movably support and position the child...
US-6,263,858 Powertrain output monitor
A powertrain control method for an internal combustion engine having a throttle responsive to a throttle position command. The method comprises the steps of...
US-6,263,856 Powertrain output monitor
A powertrain control method for an internal combustion engine responsive to an accelerator pedal input, the engine having at least one fuel injector responsive...
US-6,263,556 Temperature compensating gas spring strut and method of making
An apparatus and a method of making an automatic temperature compensating gas spring strut, the method comprising providing an outer cylinder having opposite...
US-6,263,300 Particle trajectory analysis system and method for vehicle design
The method and system for aiding in the design of an automotive vehicle enables dynamic placement of particle injection points into a flow domain to permit...
US-6,263,267 Traction control system for a hybrid electric vehicle
An electric motor system for reducing drive wheel torque on a hybrid electric vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, an electric motor, a transmission,...
US-6,263,261 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-6,262,407 Moisture sensor with automatic emitter intensity control
An automatic intensity control unit for use in a moisture sensor which senses moisture on the surface of a transparent material. The moisture sensor includes one...
US-6,260,888 Manifold attachment
An exhaust system includes a manifold having an exhaust port. An exhaust pipe is sealingly engaged with the exhaust port. A hole is provided in the exhaust pipe...
US-6,260,531 Valve seat insert
A valve seat insert 10 for use in combination with a cylinder head 12. Insert 10 is disposed within a cavity 24 formed within cylinder head 12 and includes...
US-6,260,520 Homogeneous charge compression ignition internal combustion engine
A HCCI engine includes a cylinder block with a cylinder head closing off a cylinder, a power piston slidably contained within the cylinder, and a boost piston...
US-6,260,356 Control method and apparatus for an electro-hydraulic power assisted steering system
A power assisted steering system 12 has a control valve 28, a pump 22 coupled to the control valve 28, and a motor 20 coupled to the pump. A controller 18 is...
US-6,259,986 Method for controlling an internal combustion engine
A method is presented for controlling powertrain torque by minimizing the error between the actual powertrain torque (as read by the torque sensor) and the...
US-6,257,364 Submersible electro-hydraulic powerpack for underhood automotive steering applications
An electro-hydraulic power steering system having a motor, a pump, and a control module all formed as an integral unit. The motor is shaft coupled to the pump...
US-6,257,309 Method of spray forming readily weldable and machinable metal deposits
A method of spray forming a weldable metal deposit. The method comprises (a) providing a ceramic spray forming pattern, (b) heating the spray forming pattern to...
US-6,257,214 Exhaust gas recirculation monitor
An EGR system monitor combines an inferred manifold absolute pressure based on measured mass air flow with a measured manifold absolute pressure to obtain a more...
US-6,257,206 System for controlling air-fuel ratio during intake control device transitions
A method and system for controlling the fuel mass to be delivered to an individual cylinder of an internal combustion engine during engine transients caused by...
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...
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