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US-6,045,174 Vehicle seat with support assembly
A seat support assembly for an automotive vehicle with a seat having integrated occupant restraints has forward and rearward transversely extending seat support...
US-6,045,154 Passenger airbag tethering device
A vehicle airbag assembly (1, 101)including an airbag door (3,103) arranged to be opened on airbag deployment, and which is tethered to a fixed anchor point...
US-6,042,479 Constant velocity joint retainer
A retaining ring and method of installation are provided to maintain the relative position of an inner joint to an outer joint in a constant velocity joint. The...
US-6,042,472 Method and apparatus to control air distribution doors in an air handling system
An air handling system includes at least two doors to control the flow of air to achieve a selected mode. A first door travels through a first path, and a second...
US-6,041,310 Method and system for automobile transactions
The invention relates to a method and system for facilitating a transaction between a customer and an automobile dealership. The system includes a kiosk...
US-6,039,351 Motor vehicle rear structure
A rear structure of a motor vehicle increases the packaging flexibility within the body structure area above a differential unit (36) such that a third row seat...
US-6,039,028 Active engine speed pulsation damping
A method and system for reducing pulsations in the rotational speed of an engine in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention are disclosed. Torque...
US-6,039,023 Air control system
An air control method for an internal combustion engine having air assist injectors and an electronically controlled throttle maximizes airflow through the...
US-6,038,756 Method of mounting a suspension bumper
A method of mounting a suspension bumper (10) in a motor vehicle providing a high degree of manufacturing confidence. The method includes inserting a first end...
US-6,037,573 System and method for controlling the operation of a heated wiper area
A method and system are provided to control a heated area for a glass surface on a motor vehicle. The method and system sense the ambient temperature, determine...
US-6,036,616 All wheel drive continously 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-6,036,594 Air handling system for automotive vehicles
An air handling system for use in an air conditioning system of an automotive vehicle includes a housing which defines an air passage. The air handling system...
US-6,036,466 Injection molding machine with automatic restart feature
An injection molding machine is disclosed. The machine includes a standby mode and an automatic restart mode. The machine can be programmed to automatically...
US-6,036,340 Dimpled manifold optical element for a vehicle lighting system
A vehicle lighting system includes a light source for generating light and a unitary optical element having a light collimating surface, a plurality of stepped...
US-6,035,665 Medium gray colored glass with improved UV and IR absorption and nitrate-free manufacturing process therefor
The invention is a medium color gray soda-lime-silica glass composition having excellent ultra violet and infra red absorbing ability. The colorants of the glass...
US-6,035,640 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. The control strategy includes the steps of generating desired EGR...
US-6,035,639 Method of estimating mass airflow in turbocharged engines having exhaust gas recirculation
A method of estimating the airflow into a compression ignition engine having an exhaust gas recirculation system (EGR) and a variable geometry turbocharger...
US-6,035,252 Engine torque control
The present invention relates to an apparatus (1) and a method for quantifying the net torque (28) produced by an internal combustion engine, for example, in a...
US-6,033,030 Angular limiter spacer for seat belt D-ring
An automotive seat belt webbing guide assembly having an angular limiter spacer for limiting the rotation of a seat belt D-ring. A predefined rotational range...
US-6,032,703 Automotive vehicle fueling system
A system for fueling an automotive vehicle includes a transmitter mounted on the vehicle for identifying the type of fuel required by the vehicle and a fuel...
US-6,031,226 Integrated ventilation mode and temperature control system for vehicles
A rotary temperature control system for use in controlling the temperature of a blended air stream supplied to a vehicle passenger compartment is combined with a...
US-6,029,765 Powertrain mounting apparatus for a motor vehicle
A powertrain (12) including a transmission (16) and an engine (18) is supported on a motor vehicle structure (10) by a plurality of powertrain mounting brackets....
US-6,027,575 Metallic adhesive for forming electronic interconnects at low temperatures
The invention is a self-low-temperature curing metallic adhesive with thermal and electrical conductivity. It comprises a paste mixture of a liquid metal having...
US-6,026,679 Method to infer engine coolant temperature in cylinder head temperature sensor equipped vehicles
The present invention provides a method of inferring the engine coolant temperature in cylinder head temperature sensor equipped vehicles including the steps of...
US-6,026,569 Method of assembly of heat exchangers for automotive vehicles
A heat exchanger and method of assembly for an automotive vehicle includes at least one tube having an internal surface and an external surface, and a...
US-6,024,075 Engine control system with exhaust gas recirculation and method for determining proper functioning of the EGR...
An engine control for an automotive engine having an inlet system and an exhaust system includes an EGR valve for permitting exhaust gas to flow from the exhaust...
US-6,024,063 Camshaft lash adjustment process and system for internal combustion engine
A camshaft lash adjustment process for an internal combustion engine includes the steps of substituting a tiltable camshaft retainer for a camshaft bearing cap...
US-6,023,929 Engine with cylinder deactivation
A multi-cylinder spark ignition internal combustion engine is described having two banks of cylinders 10a, 10b. One bank of cylinders may be selectively disabled...
US-6,021,753 Adhesively bonded plastic automotive air intake assembly
A bonded multi-piece plastic automotive air intake assembly having first and second housing members that include a 3-dimensional mating surface. The first member...
US-6,021,660 Flexible fixture for locating different types of mass air flow sensor assemblies
A flexible tooling fixture that has a pallet bed lying within an x-y plane and reference elements for alignment of the bed to the manufacturing tool; and at...
US-6,021,478 Method for operating a microprocessor and a burst memory using a chip enable and an output enable signal
Burst memory transfer from a memory to a microprocessor (CPU) is accomplished using analysis including determining first and second conditions. If an output...
US-6,021,367 Vehicle steering system and method for controlling vehicle direction through differential braking of left and...
A vehicle steering system in which brake steering forces intervene in the manual steering function wherein brake steering can be used to control the lateral...
US-6,019,910 Etching tri-metal layers to form electronic circuits using aqueous alkaline solutions including nitrates
The invention is an aluminum etchant and method for chemically milling aluminum, according to one embodiment, from a copper-aluminum-copper tri-metal layer to...
US-6,019,412 Seat assembly
A seat assembly for a motor vehicle includes a generally horizontal seat portion and a generally upright back portion operatively connected to the seat portion....
US-6,019,272 Method for attaching a terminal connector to a metallic surface
There is disclosed herein a method for attaching a terminal to a metallic mating surface on a workpiece by friction joining, comprising the steps of: (1)...
US-6,019,271 Method for ultrasonic bonding flexible circuits
A method for bonding together at least two conductive members 20, wherein each member includes at least one metallic 22 having a respective bonding area 24. At...
US-6,019,089 Arrangement for orienting a fuel injector to a fuel manifold cup
An orientation clip (42) has an axially- and circumferentially-united attachment with a fuel injector (13) to orient the fuel injector circumferentially within a...
US-6,019,088 Mounting arrangement
A mounting arrangement for mounting a component, for example a fuel injector, in a desired position comprises a sleeve which surrounds part of the component and...
US-6,018,944 System and method for monitoring a catalytic converter using adaptable indicator threshold
A system and method for monitoring emissions by monitoring performance of a catalytic converter using a predetermined indicated threshold value include...
US-6,018,201 Electrical distribution system for a motor vehicle
An electrical distribution system for a motor vehicle comprises an engine, an electrically-conductive structural portion of the vehicle and a battery having a...
US-6,017,591 Method of making adherently sprayed valve seats
A method of defining valve seats on valve seat supports of an internal combustion engine head. The method includes steps of; (a) roughening the exposed surface...
US-6,016,796 Fuel blending ratio inferring method
A fuel blending ratio inferring method responsive to an air/fuel feedback control system for an internal combustion engine is disclosed having a feedback...
US-6,016,681 Bullet tube expanding apparatus
An apparatus for expanding a tube 1 from a first diameter d.sub.1 to a second diameter d.sub.2 by passing a mandrel through a tube 1 includes a bullet assembly 3...
US-6,014,961 Internal combustion engine intake sensing system
A pressure sensing system for an internal combustion engine including an intake manifold (20) and an exhaust manifold (24), with an EGR valve assembly (30)...
US-6,014,959 Engine with EGR management system
A spark ignition internal combustion engine is provided including an intake manifold. A main throttle regulates the intake of ambient air into the intake...
US-6,014,876 Adjustable locking for hood latch
A tamper-proof locking mechanism for a vehicular engine compartment, the compartment having a (a) hood closure member with a striker secured within the...
US-RE36,505 Method and apparatus for programming a spare key into a security system
A method for programming a lock to accept a key. The device will erase all the codes currently stored in the memory and program a new key value. The process...
US-6,014,006 Induction motor control system with speed and flux estimation
Method of controlling torque of a multi-phase induction motor (10) includes estimating rotor speed as a rational function of filtered stator current i.sub.s0 and...
US-6,012,427 Internal combustion engine spark scheduling
The present invention relates to apparatus for scheduling the ignition sparks for a spark ignition internal combustion engine. An ignition system for a spark...
US-6,012,426 Automated psychoacoustic based method for detecting borderline spark knock
An automated method for detecting borderline spark knock in a spark ignition engine imitates borderline knock procedures in which human operators listen to...
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