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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...
US-6,056,009 Fluid pressure regulator
A "returnless" fuel system for a motor vehicle is disclosed. A "series-pass" fuel regulator in the system includes an internal fluid passage containing a fluted...
US-6,055,727 Inlet port with sharp edge swirl lip
A cylinder head for an internal combustion engine includes a helical inlet port with a sharp edge swirl lip on a generally cylindrical valve stem recess. The...
US-6,055,318 Adaptive noise reduction filter with low modulation disabling
An infinite impulse response (IIR) lowpass filter is placed in the audio path of an audio system wherein the upper cutoff frequency of the filter is adaptively...
US-6,054,072 Infrared bonding of transparent plastics articles
A method for infrared bonding a transparent plastic article having a first surface and a transparent bonding surface to an opaque plastic article having an...
US-6,053,839 Multiple speed overdrive transmission for a motor vehicle
A multiple speed transmission for motor vehicles includes three simple planetary gearsets hydraulically actuated friction clutches and brakes for controlling...
US-6,053,566 Rear body assembly for motor vehicles
A rear body assembly for a motor vehicle includes a floorpan extending longitudinally, a pair of rails extending longitudinally and spaced transversely adjacent...
US-6,053,529 Occupant restraint system with seat position sensor
A deployable passenger restraint system for an automotive vehicle has an occupant seat mounted on a seat track for adjustable movement in a longitudinal...
US-6,053,510 Vehicle active tilt control system with improved actuators
A vehicle active tilt control system torsionally adjusts front and rear stabilizer bars during vehicle maneuvers. A source of pressurized fluid is provided in...
US-6,053,292 Torque converter having resiliently loaded bypass clutch piston
A hydrokinetic torque converter includes an impeller cover and a bypass clutch. A drive ring is located between adjacent surfaces of the cover and a clutch...
US-6,053,148 Intake manifold for an internal combustion engine
There is disclosed herein an intake manifold for a port-injected internal combustion engine, comprising: a manifold body 10 having an interior plenum 12, and a...
US-6,052,998 Method for determining blower purge time
A method for operating a blower of an vehicle air conditioning (a/c) system after ignition off for purging moisture from an evaporator core includes accumulating...
US-6,052,989 Emission control system for internal combustion engines
An emission control system is disclosed having an emission regulating system which includes an exhaust gas sensor positioned between a light-off catalyst and...
US-6,051,045 Metal-matrix composites
This invention is directed to metal-matrix composites which include a substantially continuous phase of metal and reinforcing ceramic particulate substantially...
US-6,050,881 Surface finishing covalent-ionic ceramics
Method of surface finishing covalent-ionic ceramics comprising: (a) repeatedly rubbing a finishing medium against an exposed surface of the ceramic, the medium...
US-6,050,628 Glove box for a vehicle
A glove box assembly (10) for a vehicle includes left and right side braces (50, 52) each having multiple sections (54, 64, 78). The first section (54) is...
US-6,050,560 Clamping apparatus for holding a motor vehicle window pane
Clamping apparatus for holding a motor vehicle window pane wherein a window pane (6) is fixed to and moved in a height-adjustable manner on a driver holder (2)...
US-6,050,128 Catalyst deterioration monitoring
A catalyst system employed in the exhaust stream of an internal combustion engine (10) wherein the catalyst deterioration is monitored by an engine controller...
US-6,049,466 Substrate with embedded member for improving solder joint strength
There is disclosed herein an electronic circuit assembly, comprising: (1) a plastic molded substrate 10 having a first surface 12 with a mounting pad 14 disposed...
US-6,047,473 Inlet port flat wall section
A cylinder head for an internal combustion engine of the reciprocating piston type includes a helical inlet port with a flat wall portion in a section of the...
US-6,047,231 Four wheel drive transfer case controller compatible with a spare tire
A method of monitoring the relative effective diameters of the tires and compensating therefor in a vehicle which includes a front driveshaft for transferring...
US-6,045,479 Differential mechanism for an automotive vehicle having a cold formed housing assembly
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...
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