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US-6,152,488 Steering column with variable collapse force
A method is provided for optimizing energy dissipation in a vehicle steering column in a high energy impact. The method includes the steps of: (a) providing a...
US-6,152,482 Vehicle inflatable restraint system trim with trim deploying module
An inflatable restraint module for an automotive vehicle has a module housing longitudinally mounted adjacent a roof rail with an inflatable restraint mounted...
US-6,152,281 Magnetic bulk feeder for electronic components
There is disclosed herein an apparatus for bulk-feeding electronic components which utilizes magnetic force and a rotating feeder tube to properly orient the...
US-6,151,889 Catalytic monitoring method
A catalytic monitoring method for an engine having two engine banks of which each coupled to one of two catalytic converters using first and second exhaust gas...
US-D434,307 Automotive vehicle key
US-D434,302 Automotive vehicle key
US-D434,301 Automotive vehicle key
US-6,149,409 Cartridge vane pump with dual side fluid feed and single side inlet
A hydraulic vane pump (10), including a top section (12), a middle section (14), a vane rotor assembly (16) and a bottom section (18) secured together to form a...
US-6,149,399 Fuel tank dual fuel delivery module
A fuel delivery module (10) adaptable for use in a gasoline or diesel fuel tank includes certain common module components for use in both gasoline or diesel fuel...
US-6,148,807 Crankcase fluid processing system for automotive engine
A crankcase fluid processing system for a reciprocating automotive internal combustion engine includes a fluid collector pan for closing the lower ends of the...
US-6,148,792 Direct injection spark ignition engine
An internal combustion engine is disclosed in which, at least during part load and full load operation of the engine, fuel is injected into the combustion...
US-6,148,786 Mounting device for an engine bearing of an internal combustion engine
In a device for mounting an engine bearing of an internal combustion engine, a bracket is provided for attachment to an end face of a cylinder head of the...
US-6,148,779 Internal combustion engine having hybrid cylinder valve actuation system
An internal combustion engine includes a piston reciprocably housed within a cylinder and hybrid intake valves, with one intake valve being driven by a camshaft...
US-D433,921 Automotive vehicle key
US-6,147,426 Housing and mounting portion for an alternator
An alternator 14 includes a stator housing 18 that has a longitudinal axis. A mounting portion is coupled to the stator housing 18 to couple the alternator 14 to...
US-6,146,917 Fabrication method for encapsulated micromachined structures
A process for the preparation of hermetically sealed electronically active microstructures involves the preparation of a plurality of microstructures and...
US-6,146,602 Mesoporous oxide molecular sieves for absorbing nitrogen oxides in oxidizing engine exhaust gas
This invention is a catalyst comprising a mesoporous aluminum oxide material including precious metal. The material is made by sol-gel techniques using a neutral...
US-6,146,264 Paint booth airflow control system
An automotive paint booth containing multiple contiguous chambers can be supplied with down flowing air streams in the various chambers for removing airborne...
US-6,146,092 Centrifugal blower assembly with a diffuser
A centrifugal blower assembly for a heat exchanger system of an automotive vehicle is described. The centrifugal blower assembly includes a diffuser section...
US-6,145,908 Energy absorbing continuously compliant swept arch for interior trim
An energy absorbing trim assembly 16 for covering an inner face of structural member 28 of a vehicle defining a passenger compartment having elongated wall...
US-6,145,763 Carbonaceous deposit-resistant coating for fuel injectors
An automotive fuel injector having a fluorine-coating amphorous hydronated carbon film coating to resist the formation of carbonaceous deposits thereon. The...
US-6,144,904 Instant detection / diagnosis of abrupt bias fault in signals of vehicle motion sensors
A system and method for enabling an abrupt bias fault in a vehicle motion sensor (24), such as a yaw rate sensor or a lateral acceleration sensor to be both...
US-6,144,208 Method and apparatus to identify asbestos and aramid
A method for identifying and/or differentiating between asbestos materials and aramid materials comprises the steps of rubbing an area of a surface of a material...
US-6,144,112 Fuel pump immobilization
The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for a motor vehicle security system relating to immobilizing and enabling of a fuel pump for a motor...
US-6,144,017 Condensation control system for heated insulating glass units
A glass heating system includes a low emissivity sheet of coated glass and an optical sensor mounted on the surface of the glass for optically detecting...
US-6,144,006 Method of making and/or using copper based electrodes to spot-weld aluminum
A method for spot-welding aluminum workpieces with copper electrodes that comprises the steps of: (a) dissolving copper and one or more alloying elements X to...
US-6,143,272 Sol-gel processed metal-zirconia materials
This invention is a metal-zirconium oxide material made by sol-gel techniques from alkoxides including heterometallic alkoxides. The heterometallic alkoxides...
US-6,142,506 Energy absorbing vehicle trim with airbag
A vehicle trim system for an automotive vehicle with a side airbag provides energy absorption for conditions not requiring side airbag deployment. The system has...
US-6,141,605 Determining the direction of travel of an automotive vehicle from yaw rate and relative steering wheel angle
A method of using relative steering wheel angle of an automotive vehicle, vehicle yaw rate, and vehicle speed to determine whether the vehicle is traveling...
US-6,141,296 Time-of-day clock assembly
A time-of-day clock assembly 10 having an oscillator 14 which generates resonant signals used to selectively update a time-of-day register 27. The assembly 10...
US-6,140,935 Audio device security system
An audio device 1 is installed in a motor vehicle with a vehicle security system 2, 3, 4. The radio 1 has circuitry 21 to detect a connection to the vehicle...
US-6,140,916 Apparatus and method for position encoding
A transfer case motor controls the rotation of a cam. The cam actuates various gear states of a transfer case of a four-wheel-drive vehicle. A contact plate...
US-6,139,814 Thermally stable, high-surface-area metal oxides made by organic templating
The invention is a method for producing a metal oxide product by steps including absorbing a liquid solution of metal oxide precursors onto crystalline or...
US-6,139,813 NOx trapping by metal-zirconia materials during lean-burn automotive engine operation
The invention is a method for treating exhaust gas containing carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides generated by a lean burn internal combustion...
US-6,139,656 Electrochemical hardness modification of non-allotropic metal surfaces
An electrochemical method of modifying the surface hardness of a non-allotropic metal member 10, comprising: (a) forming the member to near net-shape with at...
US-6,139,468 Electronically actuated transmission range control system
An automatic transmission control system having gearing that establishes multiple forward driving ratios and a reverse ratio as well as a neutral mode, an...
US-6,139,421 Paint spray booth-differential downdraft control
A paint spray cell and air plenum assembly, comprising (a) a paint spray cell having a perforate air inlet wall occupying at least a substantial portion of one...
US-6,139,093 Front end-to-body side joint for automotive vehicle
A body side joint structure for an automotive vehicle has a support member extending longitudinally rearward from a front end member with a distal end secured in...
US-6,139,092 Motor vehicle front structure
A front structure of a motor vehicle increases the energy transfer and dissipation thereof within the front structure upon impact with another object. The front...
US-6,138,897 Self-aligining end effector for friction soldering metals to glass plate
Method of aligning a metallic solderable object to a glass plate comprising loading a solderable object onto an end effector of a robotically supported spindle...
US-6,138,810 Method for controlling a hydraulic valve of an automatic transmission
A method for controlling operation of a hydraulic valve having a magnet fixed to a displaceable spool, a sensor producing a signal responsive to the sensed...
US-6,138,655 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-6,138,642 Method and system for compensating fuel rail temperature
A method and system for fuel rail compensation in a returnless electronic fuel pump arrangement provides modification of fuel pulsewidth based on measured or...
US-6,138,504 Air/fuel ratio control system
A method for controlling the air/fuel ratio of an internal combustion engine uses a manifold pressure sensor and an exhaust gas recirculation system having an...
US-6,138,452 Catalytic monitoring method
An adaptive catalytic monitoring method for an engine having two engine banks each coupled to one of two catalytic converters uses first and second exhaust gas...
US-6,138,357 Method of making knuckle assembly
A method of forming a knuckle assembly for an automotive vehicle is disclosed, the method comprising the steps of forming a front and back half of a knuckle...
US-6,137,086 Vehicle window with heated wiper rest
A vehicle window assembly includes one or more resistance heating lines for electrically heating a section of the window area corresponding to a window wiper...
US-6,136,454 Cobalt-tin alloy coating on aluminum by chemical conversion
An aluminum or aluminum alloy surface which during use is exposed to sliding friction is coated to provide a chemical conversion coating of tin comprising...
US-6,136,427 Glass panel assembly
A glass panel assembly for a motor vehicle includes a glass panel and a membrane mounted to one side of the glass panel. The glass panel assembly also includes...
US-6,136,122 Method of making a glass panel assembly
A method of making a glass panel assembly for a motor vehicle includes a glass panel and a membrane mounted to one side of the glass panel. The glass panel...
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