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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...
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...
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