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US-6,076,727 Heat exchanger and method of assembly for automotive vehicles
A heat exchanger assembly includes at least one tube having an internal surface and an external surface, a composition cladding having at least lithium and...
US-6,076,353 Coordinated control method for turbocharged diesel engines having exhaust gas recirculation
A method of controlling the airflow into a compression ignition engine having an EGR and a VGT is disclosed. The control strategy includes the steps of...
US-6,076,348 Engine operating system for maximizing efficiency and monitoring performance of an automotive exhaust emission...
An engine operating system includes an exhaust aftertreatment device and a fuel delivery system for providing fuel to the engine so as to cause the engine's...
US-RE36,737 Reduction of cold-start emissions and catalyst warm-up time with direct fuel injection
An internal combustion engine employs fuel injectors positioned to inject fuel directly into combustion chambers of the engine, and an electronic engine...
US-6,074,147 Tamper-proof set screw
A tamper-proof seat screw (30), such as an idle set screw for a throttle lever of a throttle body, comprises a tool-engageable head (31) at one end, a foot (34)...
US-6,073,817 Pneumatically-actuated throttle valve for molten solder dispenser
A pneumatic actuator for use with a pump for dispensing molten solder on a surface, such as an integrated circuit substrate. The pump has a reservoir for...
US-6,073,733 Disc brake apparatus
A disc brake apparatus for use in a hydraulic brake system including a master cylinder for generating a hydraulic signal which is communicated through a...
US-6,073,721 Method for limiting hydraulic assist in a power assist steering system
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-6,073,713 Crankshaft position sensing with combined starter alternator
A crankshaft position sensing apparatus for use with an engine (16) having a combined starter/alternator assembly (18). The crankshaft position sensing apparatus...
US-6,073,619 Air/fuel engine feedback control system and method
A fuel delivery control system suitable for use with internal combustion engines fueled by liquid propane gas or the like. A stepper motor actuated control valve...
US-6,073,600 Stratified charged engine
A stratified charge internal combustion engine comprises at least one cylinder having at least one intake valve 14 per cylinder, and two manifolds 24, 34 having...
US-6,073,065 Method for detecting a bank angle experienced by a moving vehicle
A method for detecting a bank angle experienced by a motor vehicle (10) is disclosed. Three estimates of the vehicle bank angle, .gamma..sub.a, .gamma..omega....
US-6,073,063 Automotive data recording device
An automotive data recording device for collecting data from a vehicle and for storing the data for further analysis includes a first electrical interface...
US-6,072,253 Liquid-cooled electrical machine
An liquid-cooling system for an electrical machine comprises a rotor mounted on a shaft for rotation therewith and defining an axis of rotation, and a stator...
US-6,071,370 Fuel tank with integral heat shield
A fuel tank having an integrally molded heat shield. An insulating material is secured to one surface of a pad made from foamed high density polyethylene (PE)....
US-6,070,934 Folding seat mounting apparatus
A seat mounting apparatus for supporting a seat on a floor of a motor vehicle and for allowing the seat to be positioned from an upright seating position to a...
US-6,070,921 Lift-gate dual latch with auxiliary spring
A lift-gate dual latch mechanism utilizing both a primary spring and an auxiliary spring operates to provide the additional force needed to release a striker...
US-6,070,901 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-6,070,852 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-6,070,638 Window having a blind between two panes of glass
A double pane window has a blind between the window panes. The interior window pane is in a housing that can be removed from the window frame. A cord guide is...
US-6,070,119 Clutch pressure control for improved transmission engagements and shifts
A method for reducing transmission clutch engagement pressure during conditions when clutch hydraulic fluid is relatively more viscous. A clutch engagement...
US-6,069,461 Digital or resistorless interval wiper switch and system
The use of a Gray code ganged wiper switch and an electronic circuit controlling the washer-pump motor and wiper motor allow the use of a minimal number of wires...
US-6,069,460 Method for controlling an electro-hydraulic power assist steering system
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-6,068,454 Fuel pump with helical impeller
A fuel pump is used for supplying fuel from a fuel tank to an automotive engine. The fuel pump includes a pump housing having an inlet end for receiving fuel...
US-6,067,971 Heated assembly for vaporization of fuel in an internal combustion engine
A heated assembly is provided for vaporization of fuel in an internal combustion engine. The heated assembly includes a grid disposed in an inlet runner of the...
US-6,067,965 Method and system for determining a quantity of fuel to be injected into an internal combustion engine
A method and system for determining a quantity of fuel to be injected into a multi-cylinder, internal combustion engine during each combustion event of the...
US-6,067,808 Method of air conditioner operation for minimizing moisture condensed on evaporator core
A method for reducing overall workload of a vehicle air conditioning (a/c) system takes into account the humidity conditions. A high humidity condition can be...
US-6,067,800 Control method for a variable geometry turbocharger in a diesel engine having exhaust gas recirculation
A method of estimating the actuator position of a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) of a compression ignition engine having an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)...
US-6,067,708 Method of interconnecting a dual media assembly
A method of interconnecting a dual media component assembly for an automotive vehicle instrument panel includes the steps of mounting a first component to a...
US-6,067,007 Method and apparatus for detection, notification and location of vehicle theft
A security system for an automotive vehicle including a positioning device which, in cooperation with a Global Positioning System ("GPS") satellite network...
US-6,065,363 Electromechanical shift device for a change-speed gearbox of a motor vehicle
A change-speed gearbox of a motor vehicle includes a shifting element moveable within a plurality of shift gates for engaging and disengaging a selected gear. A...
US-6,064,865 Proportional diversity radio receiver system with dynamic noise-controlled antenna phasers
A space diversity, multiple-tuner radio receiver obtains substantially noise free reception under most signal conditions. The tuner outputs are mixed in...
US-6,064,178 Battery charge balancing system having parallel switched energy storage elements
A method for balancing charge of a plurality of series-connected batteries includes alternately coupling each of a plurality of energy storage circuits across a...
US-6,063,326 Method of thermoforming a thin multi-layer flexible film
A method of thermoforming a thin flexible film comprising a series of steps. A thin flexible film capable of being thermoformed is heated until it is pliable. A...
US-6,062,204 Engine control system and method with atmospheric humidity compensation
An internal combustion engine includes an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) mechanism for directing a controlled amount of exhaust gas generated by the engine from...
US-6,061,907 Method for making a differential mechanism for an automotive vehicle
A housing for differential mechanism is formed in two pieces using a cold flow-forming process. Each of the housing portions is formed with an internal...
US-6,061,890 Apparatus and method for setting vehicle door glass to vehicle body
An apparatus and method for setting a door glass of a vehicle door to a vehicle body includes a frame for attachment to an inner panel of a vehicle door, at...
US-6,061,623 Method and system for pre-positioning wheel torque in a torque based vehicle speed control
A method and system for controlling an internal combustion engine upon initial entry into a speed control mode and upon transitions between dynamic operating...
US-6,061,455 Audio system
An audio system for a vehicle comprises an audio amplifier 14 and a manually adjustable volume control 18 for setting the output level of the sound generated by...
US-6,060,117 Making and using thermal spray masks carrying thermoset epoxy coating
Method of making a mask assembly by providing a heat resistance mask substrate having an exposed surface with a surface smoothness less than 2000 micro inches,...
US-6,059,685 Coaxial traction drive automatic transmission for automotive vehicles
An automatic transmission for motor vehicles includes a traction drive variator having two sets of input discs, a set of output discs, a gearset, a compound...
US-6,059,483 Sealed joint for a multi-component injection molded automotive lamp assembly
A plastic joint for an automotive lamp assembly (10) has a housing (14) containing a tongue (20) and lens (12) containing a groove (18) to accept the tongue. The...
US-6,059,352 Door assembly for pick-up trucks
A door assembly for closing a door opening in a side of a body of a pick-up truck includes a rocker at a bottom portion of the door opening and a roof rail at a...
US-6,059,020 Apparatus for acoustic cooling automotive electronics
An apparatus for acoustically cooling automotive electronics in which an acoustic driver and acoustic reflector are disposed within a hollow member, such as a...
US-6,058,969 Vent system for an automatic transmission
A vent system for an automatic transmission includes a front body assembly connected to a housing of the automatic transmission and a connecting tube having a...
US-6,058,901 Offset crankshaft engine
The cylinders (12; 48, 50) are disposed such that each piston-cylinder axis (16; 56, 58) does not intersect the crankshaft axis (20; 47). Timing of combustion...
US-6,058,148 Digital processing radio receiver with adaptive bandwidth control
An adaptive intermediate frequency bandwidth control system detects IF signal levels both before and after channel filtering. The two levels are compared to...
US-6,056,669 Shift controls for automated shifting manual transmissions with range sensing redundancy
An automated shifting system for a manual transmission having a neutral clutch connecting an engine to a multiple ratio transmission, the transmission having...
US-6,056,659 Multiple-ratio automatic transmission with multiple-function roller clutches and brakes
A multiple-ratio automatic transmission having plural torque delivery paths that are established and disestablished by a roller clutch and brake system. The...
US-6,056,189 Fluxing media for non-VOC, no-clean soldering
A flux formulation without a surfactant is available for use in the assembly of electronic circuit boards as a no-clean formulation. The formulation includes a...
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