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US-6,293,010 Exhaust treatment device for automotive vehicle having one-piece housing with integral inlet and outlet gas...
An exhaust treatment device for an internal combustion engine includes a generally cylindrical substrate and sealing system which are swaged in place within a...
US-6,292,738 Method for adaptive detection of engine misfire
An engine misfire detection system (10) for detecting engine misfire. System (10) includes a conventional controller (12) having a memory unit (14) and a...
US-6,292,735 Wheelslip regulating brake control
Wheelslip is controlled in an automotive vehicle having at least one wheel for which control is desired. Each wheel is controlled by a corresponding element of a...
US-6,292,731 Automatic shift control system for an automatic transmission including a select-shift manual control
A multiple ratio automatic transmission control system for an automotive vehicle comprising a multiple ratio gear set and a simple planetary gear set arranged in...
US-6,291,960 Pulse width modulated motor control system and method for reducing noise vibration and harshness
An apparatus for reducing motor noise in a motor driven system (12) has a sensor (22) coupled to the system that generates an electrical signal indicative of a...
US-6,291,958 Temperature limiting controller for electric machines
A method (10, 30) for actively controlling the temperature (t.sub.motor) of an electric machine operating under torque (T*), speed and/or position control. A...
US-6,290,594 System and method for ventilating hydrogen gas from a vehicle
A system 10 is provided for ventilating hydrogen gas from a vehicle 12 which includes one or more fuel cells 14. System 10 includes a control module or...
US-6,290,047 Parking pawl assembly
A parking pawl assembly 10 is provided for use in combination with a vehicle of the type including a transmission assembly 12 having an output shaft 14, a park...
US-6,289,857 Variable capacity reciprocating engine
A reciprocating engine having an engine housing defining a power cylinder, a power piston in the cylinder including a connecting rod extending through the engine...
US-6,288,652 Digitally encoded keyless entry keypad switch
A five-switch keypad apparatus having four diodes that multiplex the switch contacts onto three sense terminals. The three sense terminals create a binary code...
US-6,288,377 Varnish oven for manufacturing process
A varnish oven (10), including a preheating station (12), a temperature homogenization station (14), a varnish application station (16), a varnish curing station...
US-6,287,207 Coupling assembly
An assembly for coupling two selectively rotatable shafts is provided. The assembly includes a first cross-member which is fixedly coupled to the first rotating...
US-6,287,094 Inlet tube diffuser element for a hydraulic pump
A hydraulic fluid pump (10), including a housing (12), a pumping apparatus (14), an inlet (16), a pressure chamber (17), an outlet (18), a bypass valve (20) and...
US-6,286,821 Extruded stabilizer bar pivot bushing having plastic shear plates and method of making same
A method of making stabilizer bar pivot bushings (10). At least one length of a substantially plastic material (26, 28) that in transverse cross section has a...
US-6,286,635 Vehicle braking system with actively controlled caliper retractor
A vehicle braking system having a brake rotor (10) and brake pedal-actuated hydraulic piston (24) that actuates a brake caliper (22) to engage a friction brake...
US-6,286,532 Control system and method for controlling valve
A control system 10 and a method 30 for controlling a linearly actuated valve closure member 20 in accordance with the present invention is provided. The method...
US-6,286,481 Electronic throttle return mechanism with a two-spring and one 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. A main spring member...
US-6,286,477 Combustion chamber for direct-injected spark-ignited engines with swirl airflows
A stratified-charge combustion chamber system for a direct-injection spark-ignited (DISI) engine with a swirl-type airflow. An asymmetrical combustion bowl...
US-6,286,473 System for damping engine speed oscillations
A control strategy for use in combination with a hybrid electric vehicle 10 including a propulsion system 12 having an engine 14 and a starter/alternator 16...
US-6,286,388 Vehicle pedal assembly
A brake pedal assembly 12 for a vehicle includes a pedal 14 and a foot pad 16 operatively engageable by the operator of a vehicle. The pedal assembly 12 also...
US-6,286,379 Method for shifting multi-speed axles
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-6,283,891 Automatic transmission for an automotive vehicle with a shift control for launch assist and manual upshifts
A shift control and shift strategy for an automatic transmission in an automotive vehicle driveline wherein the automatic ratio shift schedule can be disabled...
US-6,283,258 Brake assembly with noise damping
A brake assembly includes a rotor and at least one backplate supporting a brake pad for frictionally engaging the rotor for braking. A sheet metal plate is...
US-6,283,098 Fuel system leak detection
A vehicle fuel system has on-board diagnostics for leak testing with correction for different operating conditions. An electronic control unit (ECU) is arranged...
US-6,283,079 System for preventing vibrations in a diesel engine
A system for preventing vibrations occurring in a diesel engine during shut down. The system employs a combined starter/alternator apparatus to apply a positive...
US-6,282,888 Method and system for compensating for degraded pre-catalyst oxygen sensor in a two-bank exhaust system
A method and system for controlling the air/fuel ratio in an internal combustion engine having first and second groups of cylinders coupled to first and second...
US-6,282,785 Torque converter blades brazed to a housing using a magnetic heating process
A method for making a torque converter includes the steps of forming a blade having a tab extending outward from the blade and along a portion of a length of the...
US-6,282,485 Air estimation system and method
A system and method for estimating air entering a cylinder of an internal combustion engine uses a discrete algorithm based on a measurement of air entering a...
US-6,282,474 Method and apparatus for detecting rollover of an automotive vehicle
A rollover sensing system (12) that may be used in the determination of when to deploy restraints in the vehicle. The rollover sensing system (12) may include...
US-6,281,806 Driver road hazard warning and illumination system
A vision enhancement system 10 which aids the driver in visually identifying a sensed object 16 without diverting his/her attention from the road ahead. One or...
US-6,281,662 Battery charging DC to DC converter
A circuit 10 has a high voltage battery 12 that includes a first battery portion V.sub.1, a second battery portion V.sub.2, and a third battery portion V.sub.3....
US-6,280,592 Resin-bonded solid-film-lubricant coated hood latch mechanism and method of making
A hood latch mechanism having interengaging pivot elements and pins for pivotally carrying the elements, first and second parts of a frame which are placed on...
US-6,279,798 Storage assembly
A storage assembly 10 which is adapted for use within a vehicle of the type having conventional child safety seat anchors or brackets 12, 14, and a conventional...
US-6,279,547 Fuel vapor emission control system employing fuel vapor tank
A fuel system, a method for operating the fuel system and a method for operating an engine which is supplied by the fuel system each comprise: (1) a fuel tank;...
US-6,279,531 System and method for controlling engine torque
A system and method for controlling an engine include determining a desired engine brake torque and modifying the desired engine brake torque based on current...
US-6,279,267 Vehicle door assembly
An assembly for use with a vehicle sliding door 12 which includes a first wheel 24, which is movably disposed within a first track 40 located on the vehicle and...
US-6,278,933 Rapid transient torque management in DISI engines
A system and method for transient torque control of a direct injection spark ignition engine include controlling airflow and fuel flow rather than ignition...
US-6,278,926 Adaptive electronic transmission control system and strategy for nonsynchronous automatic transmission
An adaptive electronic transmission control for an automatic transmission having multiple-ratio gearing establishing plural torque flow paths between a torque...
US-6,278,925 Adaptive method for determining onset of positive torque in a powertrain having an automatic transmission
A method for determining the onset of positive torque through an automatic transmission (the power-on point), includes saving engine torque magnitudes within a...
US-6,278,916 Torque control strategy for management of creep and grade hold torque in a wheeled vehicle whose powertrain...
A torque control strategy control for management of regenerative braking in a motor vehicle. A first processor (12) processes throttle request data (20) and...
US-6,278,358 Secondary seat belt warning system
A secondary seat belt warning system for alerting a vehicle occupant when a seat belt is unbuckled. The secondary seat belt warning system includes an ignition...
US-6,277,398 Analgesic drug composition containing a capsaicinoid and potentiator therefor
The analgesic effectiveness of a capsaicinoid such as capsaicin is potentiated by an analgesic potentiator selected from the group consisting of...
US-6,276,702 Wheel suspension assembly
A wheel suspension assembly 10 for use with a vehicle having a wheel 11. Assembly 10 includes a tie rod 12, a knuckle 14 having an integrally formed knuckle arm...
US-6,276,332 Electronic airflow control
A system and method for controlling a powertrain using multiple position sensors for electronic airflow control include comparing values corresponding to...
US-6,276,330 Air/fuel induction system for developing swirl motion of an air/fuel mixture
An air/fuel mixture induction system for an internal combustion engine having a pair of intake valves, an intake air/fuel mixture flow passage communicating with...
US-6,276,310 Fuel additive dosing method and system for onboard vehicle use
A fuel additive dosing method and system for adding additive to fuel in a vehicle monitors the fuel added into the fuel tank of the vehicle by using an onboard...
US-6,276,233 Connecting rod and a method for making the same
A connecting rod 10 having a generally elongated body portion 15 which includes a piston-connecting end portion 12 and a crankshaft-receiving end portion 13. The...
US-6,276,228 Pedal mounting apparatus for mounting pedals in motor vehicles
In a bearing bracket for pedals in motor vehicles comprising a supporting bracket (8) having its base fixed to a substantially vertical region (2) of the...
US-6,276,139 Automotive engine with controlled exhaust temperature and oxygen concentration
An arrangement of an internal combustion engine 7 is provided. In a preferred embodiment, the internal combustion engine 7 has at least one variable working and...
US-6,276,138 Engine with direct turbo compounding
A multi-cylinder Otto cycle internal combustion direct compound engine for motor vehicles with an exhaust-gas turbocharger providing direct turbo compounding...
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