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US-6,318,972 Valve recess in cylinder block of a compressor
A compressor (10) for a vehicular air conditioning system includes a cylinder block (12) having a bore (14). A piston (78) is slidingly received in the bore...
US-6,318,318 Rocker arm assembly
A rocker arm assembly 207 is provided which has an extendable plunger 212. The plunger 212 has a spring 136 biased first position contacting with a lost motion...
US-6,317,698 Observer for transfer case fault detection in a four-wheel drive system
A system and method are provided for detecting faults in an encoder used for position feedback as part of a transfer case in an electronic-shift 4.times.4...
US-6,316,904 Speed and rotor time constant estimation for torque control of an induction motor
A speed sensorless controller for an induction motor with rotor resistance estimation, using stator currents and voltages. The rotor resistance and speed...
US-6,316,897 System for controlling adjustable pedals
An adjustable pedal system 10 for an automotive vehicle. The system 10 substantially ensures that adjustable pedals 20 are not adjusted when any one or more of...
US-6,316,047 Method for applying dry powder refractory coating to sand cores
A method of applying a refractory coating to densified foundry sand cores having micropores between the sand grains having the steps of: (a) mixing a dry powder...
US-6,315,820 Method of manufacturing thin metal alloy foils
A method of manufacturing thin foil alloys through a series of steps. A carrier having a polished carrier surface is placed within a deposition chamber. The...
US-6,314,943 Fuel supply rail with integrated fuel injector load spring
A fuel supply rail assembly (30) includes a plurality of fuel injector-receiving housings (34) for mounting on a cylinder head (12) of an internal combustion...
US-6,314,928 Rocker arm assembly
The lost motion arm 44 has first and second contact surfaces 102 and 104. A latch mechanism is connected on the body with an extendable plunger 120 having a...
US-6,314,923 Opposed supercharged two-stroke engine module with crossflow transfer
A two-stroke internal combustion engine 7 is provided. The engine 7 has a first piston 12 with a head 16 and a second piston 28 with a head 30 which faces the...
US-6,314,735 Control of exhaust temperature in lean burn engines
A method (100) and system for actively controlling the temperature of engine (10) exhaust gas entering an aftertreatment device and thereby controlling...
US-6,313,625 Magnetic rotary position sensing
A rotational sensing assembly including a ferromagnetic sensor wheel rotationally fixed to a shaft having a tooth pattern including a missing tooth. An inductive...
US-6,312,214 Method for improving safety
A apparatus for improving loading dock safety includes an actuator 22 coupled to light 16. Actuator 22 controls the position of a visible barrier 24, or flag....
US-6,312,049 Programmable seat back damper assembly for seats
A programmable seat back damper assembly for a motor vehicle includes a generally horizontal seat cushion portion and a generally upright back portion...
US-6,312,028 Motor vehicle energy absorbing member
A motor vehicle structural energy absorbing member (12) is light weight and is made in a manner to produce random or directionally oriented, elongated pores or...
US-6,311,741 Fuel tank fuel vapor emission control through air ingestion reduction
A fuel tank filler pipe neck assembly, a fuel tank system and a method for refueling a fuel tank each employ a chamber having formed therein a liquid fuel...
US-6,311,680 Active adaptive bias for closed loop air/fuel control system
An engine control system includes an adaptive bias sub-system (100) that generates bias values for controlling the air-fuel ratio. The sub-system (100) includes...
US-6,311,679 System and method of controlling air-charge in direct injection lean-burn engines
A method and system for controlling the air charge in a direct injection spark ignition engine that provides proportional plus integral control in positioning an...
US-6,311,649 Internal combustion gasoline engine
An internal combustion engine includes a fuel storage tank, a fuel pump for drawing liquid fuel from the storage tank, a distillation unit for producing from the...
US-6,311,485 Gas exhaust system
The gas exhaust system, intended for an internal combustion engine, has a plurality of connectors leading to an exhaust manifold. The exhaust vent from the...
US-6,309,287 Cam micro-finishing tool
A shoe assembly for a micro-finishing machine for finishing a workpiece includes a C-frame structure adapted for nonrotatable mounting to the micro-finishing...
US-6,309,031 Vehicle brake system with variable brake pedal feel
A vehicle brake system 10 has a brake pedal assembly 14, a sensor 18 or 22 for sensing effort applied to the brake pedal assembly and a brake actuator 26 for...
US-6,308,874 Roof rack assembly
A roof rack assembly 10 for use in combination with a vehicle 12 of the type having a roof 14 and a rear or back portion or end 16 including a rear door or...
US-6,308,697 Method for improved air-fuel ratio control in engines
An engine control system of an internal combustion engine coupled to a NOx trap uses a measured air-fuel ratio downstream of the NOx trap to control engine...
US-6,308,694 Flow measurement and control
An exhaust gas recirculation systems directs exhaust gasses from an exhaust manifold to an intake manifold of an internal combustion engine. The exhaust gasses...
US-6,308,683 Cylinder air charge estimation assembly
An cylinder air charge estimation assembly 12 for use with an internal combustion engine 10 having at least one cylinder 14. Assembly 12 dynamically estimates...
US-6,308,682 Gasoline internal combustion engine
A spark ignition gasoline internal combustion engine separates a gasoline fuel supply into a higher boiling point fraction and a lower boiling point fraction,...
US-6,308,670 System and method for valve timing
A valve timing system and method 10 is provided which automatically compensates for variations in the compression ratios of cylinders 12 of an internal...
US-6,308,559 Two stage monitoring of evaporative purge system
An evaporative purge system 10 of an internal combustion engine 14 powered motor vehicle is monitored using one or more relatively long time tests in the cruise...
US-6,308,515 Method and apparatus for accessing ability of lean NOx trap to store exhaust gas constituent
A method and apparatus for controlling the operation of a "lean-burn" internal combustion engine in cooperation with an emissions control device capable of...
US-6,307,330 System and method for operating incandescent lamps with high voltage source
A system and method is provided for operating incandescent lamps with a high voltage source in a motor vehicle. The system includes at least one pulse width...
US-6,307,275 Method and apparatus for controlling a high-speed AC permanent magnet synchronous motor coupled to an...
A method and apparatus for controlling a permanent magnet synchronous motor (8) coupled to a turbo engine such that transient current and steady state current...
US-6,306,467 Method of solid free form fabrication of objects
A method of solid free form fabrication of an object includes the steps of providing a substrate, forming a plurality of molten droplets, and spraying the molten...
US-6,305,459 Method of making spray-formed articles using a polymeric mandrel
Method of making valve seats by thermally spraying bulk material. The method includes the steps of: (i) preparing a cylindrical polymeric mandrel having an...
US-6,305,364 Internal combustion engine and operation thereof
An engine is described that has a variable valve timing system. Under low and medium load operation of the engine, the valve timing system sets an prolonged...
US-6,305,347 Monitor for lean capable engine
A method for monitoring a powertrain of a vehicle is described where powertrain output is estimated based on fuel when the powertrain operates lean of...
US-6,305,160 Emission control system
A reductant injection control strategy for controlling an amount of nitrogen oxide reducing agent injected upstream of a selective reduction catalyst uses a NOx...
US-6,304,829 Method and system for dynamic testing of a vehicle exhaust system in a rigid frame test fixture
A method and system are provided for generating engine attachment control boundary conditions and corresponding control signals for an exhaust system laboratory...
US-6,304,815 Method for controlling an exhaust gas temperature of an engine for improved performance of exhaust...
A method for regenerating a particulate filter communicating with exhaust gases of an internal combustion engine 12 is provided. The method includes indicating...
US-6,304,812 Calibration optimization method
An calibration optimization method for a direct injection spark ignition (DISI) engine with a lean NO.sub.x trap is disclosed. The method relies on a fixed...
US-6,304,809 Engine control monitor for vehicle equipped with engine and transmission
A method for monitoring an electronically controlled drive unit of a vehicle uses actual vehicle acceleration and a preselected vehicle acceleration. Actual...
US-6,304,056 Pulsed charge power delivery circuit for a vehicle having a combined starter/alternator
A method of charging a primary energy storage device in a vehicle including a secondary energy storage device and an engine coupled to a combined ...
US-6,304,055 Method and apparatus for efficiently operating a hybrid vehicle
A method and an apparatus for operating a hybrid vehicle 10 which requires the creation of a state of charge value and which further requires the modification of...
US-6,304,016 Alternator mounting bracket
An mounting bracket 50 which attaches an alternator 18 to a vehicle engine 14 and which substantially reduces the amount of noise which is produced by the...
US-6,302,704 Method and apparatus for selectively connecting flexible circuits
A method and an apparatus 10 for interconnecting automotive electrical circuits and components. In one embodiment, the apparatus 10 includes at least one channel...
US-6,302,065 Method for monitoring a cooling system
A method is presented for diagnosing an engine coolant temperature sensor and an engine thermostat. Engine coolant temperature is estimated based on engine...
US-6,301,880 Method and system for controlling air/fuel level for internal combustion engine with two exhaust banks
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-6,301,538 Swap shift multiple-ratio automatic transmission
A multiple-ratio automatic transmission comprising a first multiple-ratio gear unit and a second simple planetary gear unit arranged in series in a torque flow...
US-6,300,692 Linear actuator with expansion device
A linear actuator includes a threaded support with first and second collars threadedly engaged with the support. First and second plates are abuttable against...
US-6,299,565 Control strategy for an automatic transmission
An automatic control strategy for use with a multiple-ratio transmission in an automotive vehicle driveline in which the crankshaft of an internal combustion...
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