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US-6,109,898 Compressor ring attachment
A scroll compressor having a compressor housing and an orbiting scroll member is provided with an annular plate between the housing and orbiting scroll member....
US-6,109,631 Independent suspension apparatus for a wheeled vehicle
A rear suspension for use in a motor vehicle that allows improved package space for additional seating capacity. The suspension includes upper and lower control...
US-6,109,506 Method of enhancing a joined metal assembly
A method of enhancing a joint in a metal assembly. At least two metal members are joined together. Each member has a joining surface that mates with the other...
US-6,109,380 Electric vehicle vertical wall construction battery tray
An electric vehicle battery tray includes a base having an inner surface and an outer surface, a front and back wall having outer and inner surfaces adapted to...
US-6,109,234 Cylinder head intake system
An internal combustion engine cylinder head includes a pent roof (15) closing off a top of an engine cylinder (14) and first and second inclined surfaces (15a,...
US-6,107,404 Paintable, surface-damage resistant reactor grade thermoplastic olefin (TPO)
A paintable, reactor grade thermoplastic olefin (TPO) comprising a blend of elastomer and polypropylene. The elastomer is present in an amount of about 10 to 35%...
US-6,106,428 Compact dual mode continually variable transmission
A continually variable transmission includes an input shaft, an output shaft and a first drive mechanism having a first input on a first axis and a first output...
US-6,106,030 Tubular coupling
A tubular coupling assembly is disclosed which includes a pair of identical coupling members secured together by a splined stud. A sleeve member is inserted...
US-6,105,459 Cable lock and release apparatus
A cable lock and release apparatus significantly reduces release efforts in cable lock mechanisms, as used in parking brake systems of a motor vehicle. The...
US-6,103,207 Treating diesel exhaust with a catalytic particulate mixture
A method is provided for treating diesel engine exhaust gas with a catalyst containing a physical mixture of particles. The catalyst contains a physical mixture...
US-6,103,098 Method of sensing exhaust oxygen
A method of operating an oxygen sensor in the exhaust stream of an engine. The oxygen sensor includes a zirconia plate (14) mounted to two electrodes (16,18),...
US-6,103,015 Symmetrical CVD coater with lower upstream exhaust toe
An apparatus and method for coating a surface of a sheet of glass by deposition of a coating material on the surface as the sheet is conveyed past the apparatus....
US-6,102,559 Multi-function vehicle taillight system with unitary optic
A taillight system for an automotive vehicle has an optic manifold mounted in a assembly defining a light emitting area, a first light source configured to...
US-6,102,018 Air/fuel control system and method
An air/ratio control system and method for an internal combustion engine coupled to a fuel vapor recovery system simultaneously maps a difference between a...
US-6,101,993 Variable cam timing control system and method
A system and method for measuring and controlling cam timing of an internal combustion engine uses a filtering method based on a number of equally spaced teeth...
US-6,101,882 Method for determining and reproducing noise inducing vibrations in a multi-component assembly
The recreation of vibration levels at certain points in a stationary vehicle interior that are representative of realistic road conditions are achieved using...
US-6,101,439 Operating strategy for an automatic four-wheel-drive vehicle
A method for controlling a transfer case in an automatic four-wheel-drive driveline for a motor vehicle includes sensing if the engine is drivably decoupled from...
US-6,101,435 Method for compensating a power assist steering system control signal
A method is provided for controlling an electro-hydraulic power assist steering system including a variable-speed electric motor for pumping hydraulic fluid in...
US-6,101,432 Vehicle rattle detection method and system
Vehicle model rattle detection method and system process vibration displacement data of elements of a vehicle CAE model to predict rattle of the vehicle. The...
US-6,100,990 Method and apparatus for determining reflective optical quality using gray-scale patterns
A method of determining reflective optical quality of a reflective product includes reflecting a first gray-scale pattern off the product; obtaining a first...
US-6,100,701 Ignition coil current monitoring
The present invention relates to the monitoring of current drawn by an ignition coil for a spark ignition engine, and in particular to circuitry and a method for...
US-6,100,178 Three-dimensional electronic circuit with multiple conductor layers and method for manufacturing same
A three-dimensional multi-layer electronic device and method for manufacturing same, wherein the device comprises a three-dimensional substrate including a...
US-6,099,431 Method for operating a traction drive automatic transmission for automotive vehicles
A method for operating an automatic traction drive transmission for use in motor vehicles having a first gear unit for operation in an infinitely variable mode...
US-6,099,385 Method for removing edge areas of a laminated panel
The protruding edge of a plastic sheet in a laminated safety glass panel can be removed, or trimmed, by moving the panel edgewise over a rotating grinding wheel,...
US-6,099,384 Side-shifting measurement device for a grinding machine
A side-shifting measurement device and method is provided for a grinding machine to measure the diameter of a roll being ground. The device includes a main frame...
US-6,099,325 Electronic control module for an electric motor
An electronic control module (16) for an electric motor (12) includes a first module member (20) attached to the electric motor and a second module member (24)...
US-6,099,192 Ball joint
A ball joint has a ball (10) mounted within a ball socket (14) in a body (16). The ball is normally retained in place behind a throat (30) of the socket, but the...
US-6,099,089 Method and apparatus for regenerative and friction braking
A method and apparatus for providing regenerative and friction braking on a vehicle having one or more wheels driven by a drive motor includes a master cylinder...
US-6,099,048 Automotive door latching system
An automotive door latching system can include a first latch for locking one vehicle door, a second latch for locking a second vehicle door, and an electric...
US-6,099,042 Fuel tank support
A fuel tank support for supporting and protecting a plastic fuel tank is mounted to the vehicle with the plastic fuel tank supported therein. Integral mounting...
US-6,099,032 Seat weight sensor system for controlling a vehicle restraining device
A sensing system and method for automatically deactivating an airbag (46) in a vehicle (10). The sensing system includes a seat weight sensor (52) mounted, for...
US-6,098,602 Exhaust gas recirculation system
EGR system for an internal combustion engine comprises a stepper motor driven EGR valve (150) to control the rate of exhaust gas recirculation in the engine and...
US-6,098,585 Multi-cylinder four stroke direct injection spark ignition engine
An engine is started by identifying a combustion chamber having a predetermined volume of air therein and being in a position past top dead center, injecting...
US-6,098,004 Preventing gear hunting in an automatic transmission for a motor vehicle
In an automotive transmission, a method for determining whether an upshift should be enabled or disabled determines the predetermined upshift vehicle speed at...
US-6,097,991 Automatic identification of audio bezel
An automatic identification of the features associated with an audio system for a vehicle based on the selection of the associated bezel (14). The audio system...
US-6,096,149 Method for fabricating adhesion-resistant micromachined devices
A method for fabricating an adhesion-resistant microelectromechanical device is disclosed wherein amorphous hydrogenated carbon is used as a coating or...
US-6,096,087 Method and system for vehicle design using reflection zones
A computer based system and method for designing an automotive vehicle orients an occupant representation, in electronic form, with respect to a ...
US-6,096,086 Method and system for vehicle design using occupant-to-vehicle interaction
A computer based system and method for designing an automotive vehicle orients an occupant representation, in electronic form, with respect to a ...
US-6,095,779 Compressor ring attachment
A scroll compressor includes a compressor housing and an orbiting scroll member, and includes an annular plate between the housing and orbiting scroll member....
US-6,095,778 Scroll thrust bearing/coupling apparatus
A combination thrust bearing/coupling apparatus is provided to simultaneously couple an orbiting scroll member with a stationary scroll member. Axial load...
US-6,095,712 Motor vehicle steering linkage ball joint protective clip
The present invention relates to a protective clip (10) that may be affixed to a motor vehicle steering linkage ball joint (7), and in particular to a clip that...
US-6,095,595 Molded air duct with integral attachment member
An apparatus for directing conditioned air into a vehicle passenger compartment including an integrally formed attachment member for securing the apparatus to a...
US-6,095,553 Side impact sensor system and method
A side impact sensor system is used in a vehicle having a side air-bag, a lower body component, and a body side with a front door belt line area. The system...
US-6,095,488 Electronic throttle control with adjustable default mechanism
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-6,095,400 Reinforced solder preform
There is disclosed herein a solder preform for use on printed circuit boards to provide reinforced solder joints thereon. The preform 70 comprises a solder body...
US-6,095,127 Fuel limiting method in diesel engines having exhaust gas recirculation
A method of controlling the fueling rate of a compression ignition engine having an exhaust gas recirculation system (EGR) and a turbocharger. The method...
US-6,095,123 Valve and valve control method
A vacuum actuated valve uses a specially designed spring having a spring rate as a function of valve position. The spring rate function is determined using...
US-6,095,105 Plenum/runner module having integrated engine valve cover
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-6,095,005 Axle drivetrain having speed reduction gear unit for automotive vehicles
A differential mechanism, connected to a driveshaft, transmits power to two halfshafts laterally directed toward the driven wheels of a motor vehicle. Each...
US-6,094,122 Mechanical locking connection for electric terminals
An ignition coil assembly module (40) that can be connected to and disconnected from an engine spark plug. The module elements are arranged as a succession of...
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