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US-6,367,361 Method and apparatus for trimming thermoformed films
A method and apparatus of trimming a thermoformed film comprising the following steps. A Thermoplastic flexible film is placed within a frame. The film and frame...
US-6,366,847 Method of estimating barometric pressure in an engine control system
A method of continuously estimating barometric pressure values for use in an engine control system. The vehicle includes an manifold absolute pressure (MAP)...
US-6,366,040 Method and apparatus for controllably moving a window
An apparatus 10 for controllably moving a vehicle window, which is deployed upon a vehicle 12 of the type having a cab 14 including a rear or "backlight" window...
US-6,365,123 Sol-gel processed metal-zirconia materials
A metal-zirconium oxide material made by sol-gel techniques from alkoxides including heterometallic alkoxides. The heterometallic alkoxides include zirconium and...
US-6,364,812 Automatic transmission dynamic electronic pressure control based on desired powertrain output
A system and method for controlling a powertrain including an automatic transmission include determining a value representing requested powertrain output,...
US-6,364,807 Control strategy for a hybrid powertrain for an automotive vehicle
A control strategy for a hybrid powertrain for an automotive vehicle comprising an internal combustion engine, a geared transmission mechanism for transmitting...
US-6,364,798 Sprocket for roller chain drives
A roller chain and sprocket drive includes a roller chain having multiple rollers and articulated links, the rollers being arranged with a substantially constant...
US-6,364,391 Multi-functional tailgate for truck-like vehicles
A horizontal hinged tailgate assembly 7 is provided for a vehicle 10. The tailgate assembly 7 includes a frame 20. A seating platform 60 is provided which is...
US-6,364,344 Steering wheel with a driver airbag module
A steering wheel airbag assembly (1) for a motor vehicle with a driver airbag module (2), in which the module snaps into an aligned engagement with the steering...
US-6,364,213 Engine cooling system
An integrated fluid recovery reservoir and thermostat assembly 12 for use within an engine cooling system 10. The integrated fluid recovery reservoir and...
US-6,364,042 Method and apparatus for coupling an engine and transmission with a starter/alternator
A starter/alternator system 40 for an automotive vehicle 10 with an internal combustion engine 12 has a crankshaft 50 coupled to pistons 16 and a flywheel 90...
US-6,363,908 Method for ensuring combustion of evaporative fuel in a stratified charge engine using multiple fuel injection...
A method for operating a direct injection spark ignition engine in stratified mode and dual mode is presented. The method includes determining a fuel fraction in...
US-6,363,715 Air/fuel ratio control responsive to catalyst window locator
An air/fuel control method for an engine including a NO.sub.x sensor in operative relationship to a catalytic converter. The method comprises the steps of...
US-6,363,714 Plasma-catalyst control system
A system and method of controlling J/L specific energy deposition in accordance with either measured or estimated values of engine or vehicle operational...
US-6,363,713 On-board diagnostics for detecting the operation of diesel emissions control system
An on-board diagnostic method for detecting whether a diesel emissions control system is functioning properly by continuously monitoring the temperature rise...
US-6,363,317 Calibration method for disc engines
A method of mapping a direct injection stratified charge (DISC) engine comprises the steps of generating an estimated fueling rate map and torque map from engine...
US-6,363,316 Cylinder air charge estimation using observer-based adaptive control
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine to improve air/fuel ratio control particularly during transient operating modes include...
US-6,362,988 System and method for synchronizing the phase angle for an AC power source in parallel operation with a grid
A system 10 for synchronizing the phase angle of an alternating current power source ("APS") 12 with the phase angle of a power grid 14. The system 10 provides...
US-6,362,734 Method and apparatus for monitoring seat belt use of rear seat passengers
A system for monitoring the secured/unsecured status of seat belts in rear seating rows of a vehicle notes the number and/or location of seat belts secured at a...
US-6,362,602 Strategy to control battery state of charge based on vehicle velocity
The present invention is to provide an improved strategy for actively controlling battery state of charge (SOC) as a function of the vehicle's kinetic energy. A...
US-6,361,097 Stowable deck lid
A trunk assembly (10) is provided, including a cargo compartment (22) and a deck lid (12), moveable between an open position (14), a closed position (16), and a...
US-6,360,864 Clutch divider plate
A clutch divider plate 10 having a pair of outer plates 12, 14 and a pair of inner rings or members 16, 18. Rings or members 16, 18 include several notches 40,...
US-6,360,834 Hybrid electric vehicle
A hybrid vehicle 10 including a power take off assembly 20 which is selectively operated by a source of energy which may comprise the cooperative combination of...
US-6,360,729 Active fuel system bladder
An active bladder system and method for using same minimizes vapor formation in a fuel tank. A low-permeation, flexible conductive bladder (18) is contained...
US-6,360,713 Mode transition control scheme for internal combustion engines using unequal fueling
A control method and system are disclosed for managing torque during a transition in an internal combustion engine. Spark timing and unequal delivery of fuel to...
US-6,360,607 Sound detector device
A sound detector device for locating and diagnosing sound in a motor vehicle includes a headphone and a plurality of directional microphones. The sound detector...
US-6,360,583 Oxygen sensor monitoring
A gas sensor deterioration monitor, particularly suited for use in an exhaust stream from an internal combustion engine. Under certain engine operating...
US-6,360,531 System and method for reducing vehicle emissions
A method and system 10 for reducing cold-start emissions of an automotive vehicle 12 having an internal combustion engine 26. System 10 includes a main...
US-6,360,530 Method and apparatus for measuring lean-burn engine emissions
A method and apparatus for controlling the operation of a "lean-burn" internal combustion engine in cooperation with an exhaust gas purification system having an...
US-6,360,529 Method and apparatus for enabling lean engine operation upon engine start-up
A method and system for controlling the operation of "lean-burn" internal combustion engines, wherein initial values for measures representing current levels of...
US-RE37,604 Variable engine valve control system
A variable engine valve control system wherein each of the reciprocating intake and/or exhaust valves is hydraulically controlled and includes a piston subjected...
US-6,360,187 Ambient adjusted volume control for in-vehicles messages
The reproduction sound level of high priority messages such as navigation instructions, parking aid signals, and back-up warning signals is controlled based on...
US-6,359,800 Direct current electric power generation system with variable speed alternating current generators
A method and system for increasing the output of an alternator for an automotive vehicle has a first three-phase winding (18) and a second three-phase winding...
US-6,359,366 Hybrid permanent magnet/synchronous machines
A rotor 33, 133 for use in an electrical machine 100 having permanent magnets 34, 134 included therein, each permanent magnet 34, 134 between an adjacent pair of...
US-6,359,331 High power switching module
A power switching module includes a substrate having at least one silicon die forming at least one power switching element and having leadframe terminal posts...
US-6,357,883 Vehicle image acquisition and display assembly
A vehicle image acquisition and display assembly 10 which is deployed within conventional vehicle rear-view mirror housing or shroud members 20, 22 and which...
US-6,357,821 Lamp can and radiator support assembly
A lamp can and radiator support assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. The lamp can and radiator support assembly includes a radiator support for operative...
US-6,357,810 Hoist assembly
A hoist assembly 10 for lifting an object 12 includes a support fixture 14 having three elongated support rails or members 16, 18, and 20, a movable lever...
US-6,357,560 Servo assembly for operating a brake band in an automatic transmission vehicle
A servo assembly 22 for selectively engaging a brake band 14 in an automotive vehicle is disclosed. Servo assembly 22 includes a piston 26 at least partially...
US-6,357,430 Method and system for calculating engine load ratio during rapid throttle changes
A method for updating an air flow ratio of a current engine load to a maximum engine load includes calculating an approximate air flow ratio based only on...
US-6,357,409 Method and system for starting a camless internal combustion engine
A method for starting a camless internal combustion engine in response to a start signal, the internal combustion engine having a crankshaft and multiple...
US-6,357,291 Apparatus and method for measuring brake bias
An apparatus and method for measuring brake bias in a brake system on a vehicle includes a brake bias measuring pad, such that the brake bias measuring pad is...
US-6,356,832 Anti-lock brake control system having enhanced straightline braking efficiency
An anti-lock brake control system 12 for a vehicle 10 that enhances vehicle braking when the vehicle is commanded to travel in a substantially straight...
US-6,356,831 Optimization method for shifting gears in a lean capable multi-mode engine with a manual transmission
A method of generating a shift schedule and combustion mode schedule to optimize performance characteristics of a lean capable, multiple combustion mode engine...
US-6,356,188 Wheel lift identification for an automotive vehicle
A system for detecting wheel lift of an automotive vehicle has a speed sensor (22) coupled to a wheel (12) of automotive vehicle (10). A torque control system...
US-6,354,809 Variable swash plate compressor
A variable swash plate compressor (10), including a housing (12), a top inlet (14A), a bottom inlet (14B), a pumping chamber (16), a compression piston (18), a...
US-6,354,628 Seat belt anchor assembly
A seat belt anchor assembly is provided for use in an automotive vehicle wherein the vehicle includes an occupant compartment having a side pillar forming a...
US-6,354,077 Method and system for controlling air/fuel level in two-bank exhaust system
A method and system for adjusting a fuel injection amount in one of two groups of cylinders in an internal combustion engine using feedback signals generated by...
US-6,353,777 Path correction for lane change analysis
A vehicle response apparatus has a sensor 24 coupled to a training classifier 14 that is used to determine a vehicle response using a standard path. The trained...
US-6,353,399 Robust encoding scheme for a shift motor encoder assembly and a system using the same
This invention describes encoding methodology for the encoder assembly 18 which senses position of a shift motor 14 in a shift system 10. The basic motivation is...
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