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US-6,227,032 Surface durability roll tester
A surface durability roll tester includes a rotatable tapered center roller and a plurality of rotatable tapered pinion rollers engaging the tapered centered...
US-6,226,585 Torque estimation method for an internal combustion engine
A method is presented for correcting estimates of engine output torque and accessory load torque. Engine output torque estimates are corrected when the accessory...
US-6,225,000 Electric vehicle battery post cap
An insulated battery connector cap includes a body molded over a connector end of a battery cable and a cap resiliently attached thereto, the cap being operable...
US-6,224,480 Blend door assembly for climate control systems
An assembly 10 for controlling the temperature of air flowing into the passenger compartment of a vehicle has a frame 20, an arcuate door 40, and an actuation...
US-6,224,138 Vehicle bed trunk compartment
The cargo space of a vehicle bed has a trunk portion, protected from the environment, created therein by cooperation of a removable intersection bed cover, and a...
US-6,224,133 Secondary floor assembly
A secondary floor assembly for a motor vehicle having a floorpan extending generally horizontally and a toeboard extending generally upwardly at an angle from...
US-6,223,527 Motor vehicle with internal combustion engine and catalytic converter
In the case of an internal combustion engine (1) arranged transversely in a motor vehicle and having in-line cylinders, the exhaust gases are passed forwards in...
US-6,220,987 Automatic transmission ratio change schedules based on desired powertrain output
A system and method for controlling a vehicular powertrain including an internal combustion engine, an automatic transmission having a plurality of selectable...
US-6,220,970 Virbration absorption assembly
A vibration absorption assembly 12 and method for making the same having a base portion 30 which is movably connected to an intermediate portion 32 and to a top...
US-6,219,611 Control method for engine having multiple control devices
A method for controlling an engine having both an electronically controlled inlet device, such as an electronic throttle unite, and an electronically controlled...
US-6,217,837 Use of sol-gel processed alumina-based metal oxides for absorbing nitrogen oxides in oxidizing exhaust gas
This invention is a method for using alumina-based metal oxide materials made by sol-gel techniques for absorbing nitrogen oxides from lean-burn engines when the...
US-6,217,677 Method for annealing stamped components
A process for forming a precision formed cup-shaped member includes stamping a blank into a cup-shaped member. The cup-shaped member is positioned onto a...
US-6,217,479 Converterless multiple-ratio automatic transmission
A multiple-ratio transmission with planetary gearing and a friction clutch and brake for controlling relative motion of the gearing to establish multiple driving...
US-6,217,182 Electronic device with display and receptacle for a removable information storage medium
An electronic device includes a backlit display and an illuminated receptacle for a removable information storage medium, for example an audio device such as a...
US-6,216,678 Method and apparatus for generating and identifying misfires
An engine cylinder firing event is intentionally defeated by clipping the flyback voltage of the ignition system primary coil winding under the control of a...
US-6,215,277 Electrical charging system
An electrical charging system 10 which is adapted for use in combination with an automotive vehicle. System 10 includes a conventional controller or control...
US-6,213,099 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-6,212,486 Method of identifying critical elements in fatigue analysis with von mises stress bounding and filtering modal...
A method of dynamic durability analysis and fatigue area identification using modal techniques for a structure includes the steps of simulating a finite element...
US-6,212,473 Vehicle navigation system having inferred user preferences
A vehicle navigation system for providing route guidance in response to an input destination. The navigation system comprises a position sensing unit for sensing...
US-6,211,653 Method and apparatus for measuring the state-of-charge of a battery
An apparatus 10 for measuring the state-of-charge of a battery 14. Apparatus 10 includes a shunt resistor 18, a pair of capacitors 64, 66, and a controller 20....
US-6,210,619 Method for manufacturing a two-piece plastic assembly
A method of molding articles includes providing a first mold having a first lens cavity surface, a reflector core surface and a second lens cavity surface. A...
US-6,210,124 Variable swash plate compressor
A variable swash plate compressor (10), including a housing (12), a top inlet (14A), a bottom inlet (14B) , a pumping chamber (16), a compression piston (18), a...
US-6,209,526 Direct injection engine system
A method for controlling mode transitions, such as from stratified to homnogeneous mode, in a direct injection engine adjusts a number of cylinders carrying out...
US-6,209,500 Cold start fuel preheat system for internal combustion engine
A cold start fuel preheat system for an internal combustion engine includes a housing and a fuel rail extending through the housing to deliver fuel to the...
US-6,209,205 Method for manufacturing a rear structure for a motor vehicle
A method of manufacturing a rear structure of a motor vehicle for multiple body configurations reduces the costs and complexity in the assembly plant by...
US-6,207,284 Metal nitrides as performance modifiers for glass compositions
Silicate based glass compositions with nitrogen compounds are included in the composition as performance modifiers to impart desirable color and improved energy...
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...
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