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US-6,094,053 Method and apparatus for identifying electronic circuits in a distributed electronic system
In one embodiment of the present invention, a distributed electronic system includes a plurality of electronic modules. Each of the electronic modules is coupled...
US-6,093,478 Composite member
A composite member has a diecast part and a hub part that consists of a harder material than the diecast part. The diecast part is attached to the hub part by...
US-6,093,125 All wheel drive continuously variable transmission having dual mode operation
An automatic transmission for an automotive vehicle includes a continually variable drive mechanism having one sheave assembly fixed to an intermediate shaft and...
US-6,092,988 Centrifugal blower assembly with a pre-swirler for an automotive vehicle
A centrifugal blower assembly is disclosed. The blower assembly includes a centrifugal fan driven by an electric motor. The blower assembly housing includes a...
US-6,092,835 Automotive instrument panel having an integral airbag
An automotive instrument panel having a concealed airbag. A molded substrate having first and second surfaces and an aperture therethrough receives an airbag. A...
US-6,092,635 Multiple-function controllable overrunning coupling
A multiple-function mechanical coupling having inner and outer races, the outer race having an internal surface with peripherally spaced pockets defining ramp...
US-6,092,512 Internal combustion engine
A lean burn internal combustion engine includes an intake port. The intake port supplies an intake charge to the combustion chamber and exhaust gases are...
US-6,092,498 Modular integrated intake manifold
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-6,092,018 Trained neural network engine idle speed control system
A electronic engine control (EEC) module executes a neural network processing program to control the idle speed of an internal combustion engine by controlling...
US-6,091,658 Nonvolatile memory implementation for electronic devices
An automobile has an electronic device with a nonvolatile memory implementation. The electronic device includes non-programmable nonvolatile memory (ROM),...
US-6,091,324 Comparing sensor outputs to distinguish between sensor faults and extreme temperature conditions
A diagnostic system for detecting when one or more temperature sensors as found in motor vehicle climate control systems are invalid. The system works at extreme...
US-6,091,317 Temperature sensor assembly
A temperature sensor assembly (10) including a pair of rigid lead frames (12, 14) having retention pockets (24, 26) thereon for retaining a sensor assembly (32)....
US-6,091,201 Method and apparatus for accommodating multiple dimming strategies
An input circuit for a dimming circuit control unit having a single input signal protocol includes a first input line to receive a first input voltage signal and...
US-6,091,065 Moisture sensor with digital signal processing filtering
A moisture sensor for detecting moisture on the surface of a transparent material. The moisture sensor includes one or more emitters for producing emitter...
US-6,091,043 Depositing metal upon an article
A method of electric arc spraying metal upon an article. The method comprises providing an article to be sprayed, providing a supply of fusible metal feedstock,...
US-6,090,148 Occupant based design system for an automotive vehicle
A computer based system and method for designing an automotive vehicle orients an occupant representation, in electronic form, with respect to a ...
US-6,089,830 Multi-stage compressor with continuous capacity control
A multiple stage rotary compressor having a housing with a pump cavity and an orbiting ring piston in the cavity. A cylindrical post carried by the housing...
US-6,089,628 Stiffener assembly for bumper system of motor vehicles
A stiffener assembly for a bumper system of a motor vehicle includes a stiffener operatively connected to the bumper system and movable between an up position...
US-6,089,623 Fluid coupling having stepped synchronized threads
A fluid coupling is disclosed having a first pipe member and a second pipe member. The first pipe member has an externally threaded end with synchronized thread...
US-6,089,382 Precision holding system for a vehicle hood
A precision holding system for a vehicle hood includes a frame extending vertically and at least one pair of arms spaced transversely and extending horizontally...
US-6,089,344 Method and apparatus for determining the center position of a steering system
A method and apparatus for determining a center position of the vehicular steering system includes a vehicle speed sensor, a steering sensor and a control unit....
US-6,089,203 Internal combustion engine with offset intake valve seat for improved intake charge motion
A reciprocating internal combustion engine uses intake valve seats which are offset from the intake port center lines such that charge motion of the inlet charge...
US-6,089,199 Air cleaner 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-6,089,082 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-6,088,521 Method and system for providing a virtual wind tunnel
The present invention provides a method and system which allows evaluation of vehicle designs both aerodynamically and aeroaccoustically in a virtual ...
US-6,087,650 Solar sensor for measuring low angle solar heating of vehicle occupants
A solar sensor for a vehicle that is incorporated as part of the vehicle climate control system is disclosed. The solar sensor include a photo diode assembly...
US-6,087,596 Solder joints for printed circuit boards having intermediate metallic member
A printed circuit board 50 with reinforced solder joints and having a substrate 11 having mounting pads 14 arranged thereon and a surface mount component 13...
US-6,087,426 Thermoplastic ionic conductor
This invention is directed to a solid, thermoplastic composition which is conductive to ions while being an electrical insulator. More particularly, the...
US-6,085,712 Stratified charge engine
An internal combustion engine is described comprising a cylinder having an intake port [14], and two manifolds [24, 34] having branches [22, 32] that are...
US-6,085,413 Multilayer electrical interconnection device and method of making same
A multilayer, monolithic electrical interconnection device includes a substrate and a plurality of overlaying, alternating conducting and insulating layers...
US-6,085,260 Method and circuit for multiplexing an input port and an output port of a microprocessor into a single external...
A method and circuit interface for multiplexing an input port and an output port of a microprocessor into a single external interface, wherein the input port and...
US-6,084,531 Enabling device for a motor vehicle
An enabling device for a motor vehicle having an electronic ignition system and a passive anti-theft system includes an engine control circuit controlling the...
US-6,084,401 Rotational position sensor employing magneto resistors
A rotational position sensor assembly (10) includes a wheel (20) having a ferromagnetic hub portion (22) and a resistor support member (24) on which an array of...
US-6,083,964 Optical resolution of racemic aminoalkylpyridine anticonvulsants and (+) aminoalkylpyridine enantiomers as...
A specific method of optical resolution using dibenzoyltartrate (DBTA) is described for the preparation of six new (+) and (-) enantiomers each of six racemic...
US-6,083,135 Multiple speed overdrive transmission for a motor vehicle
A multiple speed transmission for motor vehicles includes three simple planetary gearsets, and hydraulically actuated friction clutches and brakes for...
US-6,082,610 Method of forming interconnections on electronic modules
A method which utilizes flip chip technology to provide interconnection between printed circuit boards and integrated circuits is disclosed. The method involves...
US-6,081,654 Method and system for designing a vehicle door
An interactive method and system for designing a door system for an automotive vehicle without the necessity of building a prototype is disclosed. Initially, a...
US-6,080,694 Dark bronze glass with improved UV and IR absorption and nitrate-free manufacturing process therefor
The invention is a dark bronze soda-lime-silica glass composition having excellent ultra violet and infra red absorbing ability. The colorants of the glass...
US-6,079,952 Continuous capacity control for a multi-stage compressor
A control strategy for a multiple stage rotary compressor having compressive capacity output based on the demand of an air conditioning system. The constant...
US-6,079,763 Foldable multi-position automotive vehicle seat
A vehicle seat is provided having a back portion and a seat portion. A series of linkages are also provided which enable the back portion to fold forward against...
US-6,079,204 Torque control for direct injected engines using a supplemental torque apparatus
A torque control system for a lean burn engine utilizing a supplemental torque apparatus that is operable during the engine mode transition from a lean air/fuel...
US-6,079,091 Valve assembly tool
A tool is provided for locating and inserting a pair of bodies into a valve bore. One of the bodies has an inside diameter and the second body has an outside...
US-6,078,890 Method and system for automated health care rate renewal and quality assessment
A method is provided for automated managed health care enhanced rate renewal which utilizes a common electronic request package of specific and immutable format...
US-6,078,861 Onboard diagnostic monitoring for flexible fuel vehicles
Onboard diagnostic monitors that are affected by a changing A/F activity resulting from fuel type mixture are disabled during such activity to avoid false...
US-6,078,860 Method and system for controlling the speed of a vehicle
A method and system for controlling the speed of a vehicle senses a position of an accelerator pedal. In a first embodiment, the accelerator pedal has a...
US-6,078,859 System and method for torque based vehicle speed control
A system and method for controlling vehicle speed include mutually exclusive closed loop controllers for vehicle speed and acceleration which control vehicle...
US-6,078,856 Closed-loop adaptive fuzzy logic hydraulic pressure control for an automatic transmission
A self-organizing fuzzy logic controller develops an adaptive pressure adder that modifies the magnitude of pressure supplied to a friction element of an...
US-6,078,056 Moisture sensor with autobalance control
An autobalance control circuit for use in a moisture sensor which senses moisture on the surface of a transparent material. The moisture sensor includes...
US-6,076,950 Integrated lighting assembly
An integrated lighting assembly (10) includes an injection molded housing that has a base (12) with first fastening elements (22) molded thereon, a cover (18)...
US-6,076,837 Method and apparatus for improving quality of actuator motion in a vehicle active tilt control system
A method and apparatus is provided for improving quality of actuator motion in a vehicle active tilt control system having front and rear stabilizer bars...
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