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US-6,206,415 Vehicle airbag deactivation system
An airbag deactivation system for the airbags mounted in a motor vehicle. The system provides a switch and circuitry to allow for selective deactivation of...
US-6,205,880 Gearshift device for change-speed gearboxes of motor vehicles
In a gearshift device for change-speed gearboxes of motor vehicles, having a shifter shaft (1) movable both axially and radially in the gearbox housing and...
US-6,205,366 Method of applying the radial return method to the anisotropic hardening rule of plasticity to sheet metal...
A method (100) for predicting distortion of a sheet metal during a sheet forming process to form the sheet metal into a part. The method (100) of the present...
US-6,204,467 Method and apparatus for resistive welding
A method and apparatus for resistive welding using an electrode holder having an elongated cylinder. The cylinder has a closed end and an open end. The cylinder...
US-6,202,009 Method for detecting fault of vehicle motion sensors
A method for detecting fault in vehicle motion sensors for a motor vehicle includes providing a measured lateral acceleration signal and yaw rate signal. The...
US-6,201,700 Box design for maximum heat dissipation
A system and method for dissipating thermal energy created by multiple electronic circuit boards packaged within a single housing and while in operation are...
US-6,199,904 Detecting automobile seat occupant by microwave absorption
A system (10) and method (100) for detecting (104) a vehicle occupant (12) in order to determine (108) a deployment force of a vehicle's air bag system. The...
US-6,199,375 Lean catalyst and particulate filter control system and method
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-6,199,373 Method and apparatus for desulfating a NOx trap
A method and apparatus for desulfating a NO.sub.x trap is proposed wherein the SO.sub.x purge temperature is achieved by modulating the amplitude of the A/F of...
US-6,199,004 Vehicle and engine control system
A vehicle and engine control system controls engine torque to maintain positive torque at a transmission input to prevent the transmission gears from separating....
US-6,198,988 Method for detecting an erroneous direction of travel signal
A method for detecting an erroneous travel direction or a defective yaw rate sensor 12 is disclosed. Two estimates of the vehicle yaw rate are gathered from...
US-6,197,370 Coating cylinder bores with ultra thin solid lubricant phase
An apparatus to coat cylinder bores with precise thickness and adhesion having a nozzle for effecting a hollow conical spray pattern of an emulsion about an...
US-6,197,145 Method of laminating a flexible circuit to a substrate
A method of attaching a flexible plastic film having electronic circuit traces to a rigid plastic substrate. The film and substrate are made from different...
US-6,196,344 Control system and method for a hybrid electric vehicle
Several control methods are presented for application in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain including in various embodiments an engine, a motor/generator, a...
US-6,196,187 Idle air bypass valve silencer
A silencer for an idle air bypass valve in an internal combustion engine includes a grid disposed between the outlet of the idle air bypass valve and the intake...
US-6,196,027 Method of making glasses containing spectral modifiers
The invention is a method of making silicate based glass compositions with phosphorus compounds included in the composition as spectral modifiers to impart...
US-6,195,986 Method and system for monitoring a catalytic converter
A method of detecting catalytic converter deterioration based on the ratio of the arc length or the number of transitions of signals from sensors upstream and...
US-6,195,620 Method for determining a geometry of a raw cylinder head casting and device for carrying out same
A method for capturing data representative of a geometry of a raw cylinder head casting in order to obtain a casting scanning coordinate system for use with a...
US-6,193,629 Shifting mechanism
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-6,193,628 Vehicle shift quality using a supplemental torque source
Several methods are disclosed for application in a vehicle comprising an engine, an electrical machine coupled to provide supplemental torque to a torque...
US-6,193,612 Collapsible driveshaft
A driveshaft assembly includes a male shaft and a female shaft slidably engaged with the male shaft. The shafts absorb energy during axial deformation of the...
US-6,193,306 Support assembly for a vehicle
A support assembly 14 for a vehicle is disclosed. The assembly 14 offers added support to the body of the vehicle between the front and rear wheel wells of the...
US-6,192,847 Method and apparatus for selectively controlling the speed of an engine
A control assembly 12 for use within a vehicle 10 having an engine 14 and which selectively controls the speed of the engine 14 in order to increase fuel...
US-6,192,843 Angular adjustment device
A device for adjustment of the angular position of a shaft, preferably a camshaft of an internal combustion engine, relative to a driving wheel, comprising an...
US-6,192,674 Heat generation method in an emission control device
A fuel vapor purging method controls fuel vapor purging during stratified operation. Several factors influence vapor purge control, including fuel vapor...
US-6,192,672 Engine control method with multiple emission control devices
A fuel vapor purging method controls fuel vapor purging during stratified operation. Several factors influence vapor purge control, including fuel vapor...
US-6,192,302 Motor vehicle diagnostic system and apparatus
A system and method are provided for analyzing a motor vehicle operating problem. A number of tests are provided for the selected system or component to...
US-6,191,059 Metal silicides as performance modifiers for glass compositions
Silicate based glass compositions with metal silicide compounds included in the composition as performance modifiers to impart desirable color and improved...
US-6,189,516 Fuel vapor extraction system
A fuel vapour extraction system is described for an internal combustion engine (10) that is supplied with a volatile liquid fuel from a fuel storage tank (20)....
US-6,189,515 Method and system for rich condition vapor purge reset based on tank vacuum level condition
A system and method for controlling the purging of vapor from a carbon canister based on identification of a vacuum loss in the manifold. The system and method...
US-6,189,513 Fuel transfer and conditioning unit for automotive vehicle
A fuel transfer and conditioning unit for an automotive vehicle includes a reservoir with a generally cylindrical filter element and a pump module contained...
US-6,189,394 On-line power sliding door test method
An in-line testing method for non-intrusively testing the force required to complete the closure of a power assisted sliding door assembly onto a door opening...
US-6,189,386 Method of using a microscopic digital imaging strain gauge
A method of using a microscopic digital imaging strain gauge includes the steps of creating a mark pattern on an object surface, positioning an image sensing...
US-6,189,316 Emission device temperature 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-6,188,944 Torque control strategy for engines with continuously variable transmission
A method and system for controlling torque disturbances in direct injection stratified charge and lean burn port-fuel injection engines (12) through continuously...
US-6,188,940 Method and apparatus for determining time to fire an occupant restraint system using occupant sensor inputs
A method for sensing the occurrence of a vehicle crash is provided for a vehicle having an occupant restraint system operatively connected with a crash sensor...
US-6,188,938 Closed loop customer vibration screening and resolution process
A method of incorporating customer feedback into correcting vehicle vibration begins by interviewing a vehicle owner concerning an objectionable vehicle...
US-6,187,709 Palladium catalyst pre-oxidation to reduce light-off temperature
The invention is a method for preconditioning a palladium containing automotive catalyst by subjecting the catalyst to oxidation by means of an oxidizing gas...
US-6,187,601 Plastic encapsulated IC package and method of designing same
A method for designing an IC package having a plastic encapsulated portion and a lead frame portion that are bonded together at a bonding interface includes...
US-6,187,388 Method of simultaneous cleaning and fluxing of aluminum cylinder block bore surfaces for thermal spray coating...
A method of bonding a thermally sprayed coating to a non-roughened light metal surface. The method comprises the steps of (a) depositing a coating surface (i.e....
US-6,186,959 Tympanic thermometer with modular sensing probe
A two-piece portable, self-contained tympanic thermometer temperature measuring system includes a measuring unit and a base unit. The measuring unit can be...
US-6,186,885 Integrated HVAC system for an automotive vehicle
An integrated HVAC system for an automotive vehicle, including mating forward and rearward shells each have mating portions of left and right duct arms for...
US-6,186,168 Pressure Regulator
A regulator for regulating outlet pressure of a fluid contained in a tank includes first and second pistons. The first piston is biased in a first direction and...
US-6,186,124 System & method for controlling camshaft timing, air/fuel ratio, and throttle position in an automotive...
A system for controlling camshaft timing, air/fuel ratio and electronic throttle position in an automotive internal combustion engine uses a controller for...
US-6,186,021 Manual transmission shifter
A shifter for a manual transmission is provided in which a shifter shaft is rotatably supported about an axis. A radial arm is carried for rotation about the...
US-6,186,011 Method of analyzing spot welded structures
Method of analyzing spot welded sheet metal structures subjected to forces that promote one or more basic failure modes of either shear tension, in-plane...
US-6,185,935 Method and apparatus for controlling the temperature of an exhaust gas treatment system
A method for controlling the temperature of an exhaust gas treatment system in the exhaust system of an internal combustion engine in the region of a ...
US-6,185,485 Relative vehicle platform having synchronized adaptive offset calibration for lateral accelerometer and...
A system and method for vehicle dynamic control processes a compensated yaw rate signal measurement and a compensated lateral acceleration signal measurement...
US-6,184,821 On-board GPS sensors systems
GPS sensors (14, 16; 30, 32, 34, 36) arranged in certain geometries in an automotive vehicle (10) to provide information that is processed by an on-board...
US-6,183,030 Convertible rear structure for a modular vehicle body
A convertible rear structure for a modular vehicle body includes a floor panel, a rear panel projecting upwardly from the floor panel, a front panel projecting...
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