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US-6,173,939 Electronic throttle control system with two-spring failsafe mechanism
An electronic throttle control system having a housing 22 with a motor 40, throttle valve 60, gear mechanism 100, and failsafe mechanism 130. A spring member 150...
US-6,173,902 Method and system for controlling an automotive HVAC system based on the principle of HVAC work
A method and system for automatically controlling a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system of a vehicle in order to achieve thermal comfort of...
US-6,173,693 Cylinder head
A cylinder head has an intake port with an intake valve for selectively closing the intake port at an end thereof at an intake valve seat. The intake port has a...
US-6,173,224 Occupant-restraint deployment method and system for automotive vehicle
An occupant-restraint deployment system and method for an automotive vehicle measures an initial vehicle velocity and a vehicle acceleration over a discrete time...
US-6,173,223 Steering control method for providing variable assist power steering
A variable assist power steering system (10) uses vehicle speed and steering wheel rate to vary the steering assist provided. A control module (30) receives...
US-6,172,000 Diesel catalyst made from a mixture of particles: platinum on alumina and manganese-zirconium oxide
The invention is a method for treating diesel exhaust gases, i.e., in an oxidizing atmosphere, with a catalyst which has a broadened operating temperature window...
US-6,171,712 Palladium and palladium/copper thin flat membranes
This invention is a method for making a thin, flat metal membrane of palladium or palladium/copper alloy. It involves sputtering the metal onto a flat surface of...
US-6,171,211 Automatic transmission control system having a neutral idle feature
An electronically controlled automatic transmission hydraulic valve system for an automotive vehicle transmission having multiple forward-drive ratios and a...
US-6,171,175 Method of polishing uniform or free-form metal surfaces
Method of automatic finishing of a free-form contoured metal or hard die surface, comprising: providing a rotating brush with a central hub carried by a driving...
US-6,170,506 Method and circuit for actively cleaning electrohydraulic valves in a hydraulic control valve circuit
A method for cleaning a solenoid-operated regulator valve wherein command current applied to a solenoid actuator establishes a defined response of a valve....
US-6,170,475 Method and system for determining cylinder air charge for future engine events
A method and system for determining future cylinder air-charge of an internal combustion engine having a throttle plate and an intake manifold includes a...
US-6,170,472 Fuel delivery module for an automotive fuel system
A fuel delivery module for an automotive fuel delivery system includes a reservoir and a fuel pump. The fuel pump delivers fuel from the tank to the reservoir...
US-6,169,939 Method of generating a vehicle lateral acceleration signal for use in an active tilt control system
A method is provided for generating a vehicle lateral acceleration signal for use in an active tilt control system in a vehicle having a sprung mass center of...
US-6,169,679 Method and system for synchronizing the phase angles of parallel connected inverters
A method for transmitting phase angle information between inverters in a parallel connected inverter system to synchronize the phase angles of the inverters...
US-6,168,805 Aqueous process for manufacturing paroxetine solid dispersions
A process for preparing solid, amorphous paroxetine comprising: (A) mixing paroxetine free base or a pharmaceutically acceptable paroxetine salt with water and...
US-6,168,735 Method of making a foam core article
A method of manufacturing a fiber-reinforced article by providing a foam core made from a polyol containing at least one unsaturated C.dbd.C group and a hydroxyl...
US-6,168,182 Y-shaped tow bar having a channel adapted to conceal and protect an associated cable
A tow bar having a body portion, adapted to be attached to a towing vehicle and a pair of legs joined to the body portion and adapted to be attached to a towed...
US-6,167,865 Intake system for an internal combustion engine
An intake system for an internal combustion engine includes an intake manifold having a plenum connected to ambient air by a main throttle and branches leading...
US-6,167,856 Low friction cam shaft
A low friction cam shaft for actuating at least one valve of an internal combustion engine includes a shaft member extending longitudinally, at least one cam...
US-6,167,698 Exhaust gas purification system for a lean burn engine
An exhaust gas purification system for an engine equipped with a turbocharger and an exhaust pipe having a NO.sub.x conversion catalyst therein. The system...
US-6,167,696 Exhaust gas purification system for low emission vehicle
An exhaust gas purification system for a lean burn internal combustion engine including a three-way catalyst, a hydrocarbon trap downstream of the three-way...
US-6,167,620 Method for transporting heat exchanger fins and forming a heat exchanger core subassembly
A method for transporting heat exchanger fins and forming a core subassembly for a heat exchanger uses a universal fin tray for all subassemblies instead of...
US-6,167,334 Method and apparatus for providing variable assist power steering
A variable assist power steering system (10) uses vehicle speed, steering wheel rate and steering valve inlet pressure to vary the steering assist provided. A...
US-6,166,631 Method and apparatus for alerting a vehicle driver of an operating condition
A method and apparatus for alerting a vehicle driver of a primary operating condition in a vehicle, includes detecting the primary operating condition. A primary...
US-6,166,211 Sequential benzylic oxidations of the naloxone ring system
The present invention pertains to a process for the preparation of the 10-keto analogs of morphinan compounds. In the case of compounds having a 3-hydroxyl...
US-6,165,932 Transition metal oxides useful in fabrication of NOx absorbent formulations
The invention is a sol-gel processed metal-aluminum based oxide material useful as a catalyst including a NOx trapping catalyst. It is made from alkoxides...
US-6,165,598 Color suppressed anti-reflective glass
A thin film stack applied onto a surface of a glass substrate. The thin film stack includes an iridescence-suppressing interlayer and an anti-reflective thin...
US-6,165,430 Method for treating diesel engine exhaust gas
The invention is a selective reduction catalyst useful for converting exhaust gases generated by a diesel engine where the atmosphere is oxidizing. The catalyst...
US-6,164,689 Vibration absorbing apparatus for steering wheel with an airbag
A vibration absorbing apparatus for a steering wheel (10) having an airbag assembly (16) attached to the steering wheel (10). The air bag assembly (16) is...
US-6,164,400 Hybrid powertrain controller
A hybrid powertrain for a vehicle comprising a diesel engine and an electric motor in a parallel arrangement with a multiple ratio transmission located on the...
US-6,164,270 Exhaust gas recirculation fault detection system
An engine controller for an automotive engine having an inlet system and an exhaust system includes an EGR valve for permitting exhaust gas to flow from the...
US-6,164,123 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-6,164,065 After treatment system for a variable displacement engine
A method (100) and system (10) for controlling the temperature of a first NO.sub.x trap in an aftertreatment system for a variable displacement engine (12). The...
US-6,162,125 Motor shaft to gear pump coupling device for fluid borne noise reduction
An electro-hydraulic gear pump power pack [10], including a gear pump [12] and a motor [16], are secured together to form a single assembly. The gear pump [12]...
US-6,161,531 Engine control system with adaptive cold-start air/fuel ratio control
Air/fuel and ignition control of engine are used to more rapidly heat-up a catalytic converter. A control system generates a fuel command for fuel delivery to...
US-6,161,521 Internal combustion engine having deceleration fuel shut off and camshaft controlled charge trapping
A reciprocating internal combustion engine using poppet valves, valve timing control and fuel injection, cuts off fuel during engine deceleration and controls...
US-6,161,513 Plenum module having a runner pack insert
A modular integrated intake manifold (10) for a V-type internal combustion engine (20). A fuel module (16) nests between cylinder heads (28, 30) and has...
US-6,158,414 Mode control for lean burn engines
An intake system with multiple throttles, arranged in series, is disclosed for use in a lean burn, gasoline engine. The arrangement has the facility to provide...
US-6,158,400 Internal combustion engine with high performance cooling system
An internal combustion engine includes precision cooling passages preformed as tubes which are cast in place during fabrication of the engine's cylinder block...
US-6,157,888 Input smoothing method and apparatus for an electronic throttle control system
A method and apparatus for smoothing a throttle plate position command prior to being used by a closed loop throttle control unit. The method sequentially...
US-6,155,533 Default mechanism for electronic throttle control system
An electronic throttle control system having a housing with a motor, throttle valve, gear mechanism, and fail-safe mechanism. A spring member attached to a gear...
US-6,155,242 Air/fuel ratio control system and method
An air/fuel ratio control method for an internal combustion engine corrects airflow prediction errors. The method compares the current airflow to the value that...
US-6,155,229 Charge motion control valve in upper intake manifold
An internal combustion engine with charge stratification and directed air flow is provided. A charge motion control valve is positioned in the upper intake...
US-6,155,223 Distribution reservoir for an internal combustion engine
An intake manifold and method for supplying EGR are provided for a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine. The manifold is attached to a cylinder head. The...
US-6,155,072 Snap on desiccant bag
An adsorbent package is provided for mounting to a filter or bleed nipple that is, in turn, attached to a bight tube or other fluid flow conduit in an auto or...
US-6,155,061 Method of determining windshield fogging based on inference from presence of rain
A method is provided of determining windshield fog secondary for automatically controlling a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system of a...
US-D434,636 Automotive vehicle key
US-6,154,702 Method and apparatus for estimating applied wheel torque in a motor vehicle
A vehicle traction control system is controlled in part by a signal value indicative of estimated wheel torque. The estimated wheel torque value is produced...
US-6,153,555 Single phase metal-alumina materials including alkali metals made from heteromatallic alkoxides
This invention is a single phase metal alumina material made by sol-gel techniques from certain heterometallic alkoxides which include aluminum and at least...
US-6,153,071 Exhaust oxygen sensing
An exhaust gas oxygen sensor (10) mounted in the exhaust stream of an engine includes a zirconia plate (14) mounted to two electrodes (16,18), covered with...
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