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US-6,463,733 Method and system for optimizing open-loop fill and purge times for an emission control device
A method of optimizing vehicle emissions during lean engine operation is disclosed wherein an emission control device receiving engine exhaust gases is filled...
US-6,463,342 Method for preventing computer down time
A method for preventing computer down time, particularly relative to painting processes for vehicles. The method includes dividing the order into groups based on...
US-6,462,551 Method and system to ensure full functionality of battery pack assembly using thermal imaging
The invention is a method and system to efficiently ensure functionality of a battery pack during assembly using thermal imaging. After individual battery...
US-6,460,915 Integrated bed side step assembly for vehicles
An integrated bed side step assembly is provided for a pick-up truck having a bed. The integrated bed side step assembly includes a body opening assembly forming...
US-6,460,909 Bumper system for motor vehicles
A bumper system for a motor vehicle includes an energy absorber and a bumper beam interconnecting the energy absorber and vehicle structure. The bumper system...
US-6,460,513 Method to adapt engine fuel control, by multi-component vaporization method, to actual volatility quality of fuel
A system (12) and method for controlling the injection of fuel into a cylinder (14) of an internal combustion engine (10) are provided. The system (12) includes...
US-6,460,427 Adjustment linkage for tilting and telescoping a steering column assembly
A tilting and telescoping steering column assembly includes a linkage operatively associated with tilt and telescope locking mechanisms for adjustment of a...
US-6,460,409 Feed-forward observer-based control for estimating cylinder air charge
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine to improve air/fuel ratio control using a feed-forward observer-based control strategy include...
US-6,459,985 Flow measurement system providing indication of atmospheric (barometric) pressure
A method for measuring flow through an orifice using an upstream gauge pressure sensor and a downstream absolute pressure sensor determines atmospheric pressure...
US-6,458,760 Method for treating tissue damaged from ischemia
The present invention relates to a method for treating tissue damage caused by ischemia in a patient which comprises administering to said patient a ...
US-D463,874 Upper taillight to an automobile
US-D463,873 Headlight to an automobile
US-D463,872 Lower taillight to an automobile
US-D463,767 Vehicle with raised liftglass assembly
US-6,456,922 Anti-lock brake control system to reduce thermal load
An anti-lock brake control system 12 for a vehicle 10 that increases the tire slip when the vehicle brake component(s) are at an excessive thermal load. The...
US-6,454,338 Integrated vehicle tailgate
The present invention provides an integrated tailgate for a vehicle having a planar cargo bed, the tailgate operable between a closed vertical position and an...
US-6,454,178 Adaptive controller for an automotive HVAC system
A multi-zone climate control system and method for a vehicle. The system comprises a passenger seat occupancy detector at each of a plurality of passenger seats...
US-6,453,867 Valve for combustion engines
A valve for an internal combustion engine has a valve stem, a valve cone and a valve disk, with the valve cone having a recess to receive the valve disk, and the...
US-6,453,752 Fixture for testing shear strength in tailor welded blanks
A fixture is provided for testing the shear strength of a longitudinal weld which interconnects a plurality of planar blanks forming a tailor welded blank. The...
US-6,453,666 Method and system for reducing vehicle tailpipe emissions when operating lean
A method and system for operating a lean-burn internal combustion engine in cooperation with an exhaust gas purification system having an emission control...
US-6,453,665 Catalyst based adaptive fuel control
An air/fuel control system and method for controlling an air/fuel ratio entering an engine are disclosed. The system comprises a controller and two sensors. In...
US-6,453,663 NOx sensor monitoring
A method for determining deterioration of an exhaust gas sensor coupled downstream of an emission control device by monitoring the sensor's response to a change...
US-6,453,662 System and method for estimating oxidant storage of a catalyst
The invention relates to a new method and system for optimizing the efficiency of an automotive catalytic converter by adjusting the engine air/fuel ratio based...
US-6,453,661 System and method for determining target oxygen storage in an automotive catalyst
The invention relates to a new method and system for optimizing the efficiency of an automotive catalytic converter. The invention comprises adjusting an...
US-6,452,535 Method and apparatus for impact crash mitigation
A pre-crash sensing system is provided for sensing an impact of a target vehicle (46) with a host vehicle (12). The target vehicle (46) has side transponders...
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...
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