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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...
US-6,237,326 Engine control system and method with lean catalyst and particulate filter
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-6,236,919 Method and apparatus providing operation of an integration hub for automotive signals during low voltage conditions
A signal integration hub for automotive sensors measures battery voltage and provides an indication of that voltage to a processing microcontroller. A program...
US-6,236,908 Virtual vehicle sensors based on neural networks trained using data generated by simulation models
A virtual vehicle sensor includes a neural network which produces a sensor output based on a linear combination of non-linear physical signals generated by...
US-6,236,188 Matrix for battery operation optimization
A matrix system for a battery, which includes a first parameter of power usage and a first requirement, which designates a portion of the first parameter is...
US-6,234,556 Body flap for a tank filler neck with a remote unlocking mechanism
A body flap for the tank filler neck with an electrical remote unlocking mechanism having a locking bolt that can be engaged with a spring and disengaged with a...
US-6,234,141 Method of controlling intake manifold pressure during startup of a direct injection engine
A method of controlling intake manifold pressure during startup of a direct injection engine permits a decrease in instantaneous cylinder pressure by reducing...
US-6,234,136 Noise reducing oil pan for automotive engine
A noise reducing oil pan assembly for a motor vehicle engine, adapted for attachment to the engine block underside, includes outer and inner nested pan units...
US-6,234,012 Air/fuel ratio control system
A method for controlling the air/fuel ratio of an internal combustion engine uses a manifold pressure sensor and an exhaust gas recirculation system having an...
US-6,233,935 Method and apparatus for starting an engine having a turbocharger
A system (40) for starting an internal combustion engine (12) of an automotive vehicle (10) has a controller (54) coupled to a starter/alternator (42). The...
US-6,233,924 Temperature control method 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-D442,466 Automotive vehicle key
US-6,232,253 Sol-gel alumina membrane for lean NOx catalysts and method of making same
A lean-NO.sub.x catalyst having a sol-gel processed membrane. The sol-gel processed membrane is loaded with a transition metal. Methods are also disclosed for...
US-6,231,479 Closed-loop electronic controller for applying transmission friction clutches
A torque-based clutch engagement controller for achieving smooth friction clutch engagement in a multiple-ratio transmission for an automotive vehicle driveline...
US-6,231,309 Shaped and finished metallic torque converter reactor
Transmission torque converter reactor thrust washer segments (12) comprising a surface hardenable aluminum alloy are subjected to electrical discharge machining...
US-6,231,095 Energy absorption impact system
A channeled energy absorption unit for a vehicle bumper impact system to absorb impact energy and forestall or minimize damage to vehicle frame rails under...
US-6,230,692 Fuel vapor emission control system employing stirling cooling apparatus
A fuel tank fabrication, a fuel system and a method for refueling a vehicle each employ a fuel tank having contained at least in part therein a liquid fuel and a...
US-6,230,485 Motor vehicle exhaust catalyst regeneration
An exhaust gas purification system for an internal combustion engine includes an engine management control system which controls engine air/fuel ratio...
US-6,230,484 Direct injection 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...
US-D442,061 Automotive vehicle key
US-D442,060 Automotive vehicle key
US-6,230,066 Simultaneous manufacturing and product engineering integrated with knowledge networking
Method of simultaneously carrying out manufacturing and product engineering integrated with knowledge networking. The method comprises: (a) creating a logic...
US-6,229,302 Method of sensing rotational information of shaft with toothed wheel
A method for more accurately sensing the rotational position of a shaft having a toothed sensor wheel with a missing tooth is disclosed. The method includes...
US-6,227,435 Method to provide a smooth paintable surface after aluminum joining
A method of providing a smooth paintable surface after aluminum joining. Two aluminum pieces are welded together to form a joint, and a weld bead is formed at...
US-6,227,151 Gasoline internal combustion engine
The invention relates to a gasoline internal combustion spark ignition engine having a fuel fractioning system that separates the gasoline fuel by boiling point...
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