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US-5,980,837 Exhaust treatment device for automotive vehicle having one-piece housing with integral inlet and outlet gas...
An exhaust treatment device for an internal combustion engine includes a generally cylindrical substrate and sealing system which are swaged in place within a...
US-5,980,208 Torque converter hub sleeve convertible to various drive connections
A sleeve having a wear resistant surface is fitted over and secured to the outer surface of a hub for a bladed torque converter wheel. The sleeve may be secured...
US-5,979,974 Fixed window seal apparatus
A watertight and airtight seal is useful for use between two structures having relative movement therebetween. The seal apparatus includes a first adhesive bead...
US-5,979,920 Jounce stop apparatus for use in a vehicle suspension
A jounce stop apparatus for use in a motor vehicle includes a resilient jounce bumper (36) attached to a frame member and a jounce bumper barrier (50) attached...
US-5,979,871 Clamshell throttle valve assembly
A combustion engine throttle valve includes a multipiece clamshell throttle body which is divided along an axis of rotation of a throttling member subassembly,...
US-5,979,587 Electrically assisted power steering apparatus
An electronically assisted power steering system (10) for providing assist in response to a steering control signal includes a steering torque sensor (30)...
US-5,979,584 Four-wheel drive transfer case controller
In a vehicle which includes a front driveshaft for transferring motive power to a front set of wheels and a rear driveshaft for transferring motive power to a...
US-5,979,540 Apparatus for cooling a card cage
An apparatus for cooling electrical components contained inside an enclosed housing, which is positioned proximate to a dashboard of a vehicle, includes an inlet...
US-5,979,423 Fiber-optic gas composition sensor for exhaust gases
An on-board gas composition sensor is disclosed for monitoring oxygen content levels in the exhaust gas (24) of an internal combustion engine (4). The gas...
US-5,979,401 Internal combustion engine having induction system with aerodynamic charge motion control valve
An internal combustion engine having a cylinder and piston located therein has a charge motion control valve for controlling kinetic energy within an air charge...
US-5,979,262 Gearshift device for a motor vehicle manual transmission
In a gearshift device for a motor vehicle manual transmission, comprising a shift finger (6), located on an axially slidable and radially twistable shift shaft...
US-5,979,159 Exhaust after-treatment system for automotive vehicle
An exhaust after-treatment system for treating an exhaust stream from an internal combustion engine of an automotive vehicle includes first and second exhaust...
US-5,979,043 Method of manufacturing a circuit assembly from two or more layers of flexible film
A method of manufacturing an electronic circuit assembly that includes a number of electrically interconnected flexible films, each flexible film having a...
US-5,977,765 Speed, direction, and acceleration sensor for a rotating shaft having a rotor with teeth having unequal spacing
An apparatus is provided to determine the speed and direction of a rotating shaft, including a rotor with three circumferentially spaced teeth connected to the...
US-5,977,764 Method to sense speed, direction and acceleration for a rotating shaft using a rotor with unequal tooth spacing
A method is provided for determining the speed and direction of a rotating shaft. A rotor is connected to the shaft. The rotor includes three circumferentially...
US-5,977,738 Method and system for contolling the position of a servo motor in vehicle speed control systems for various...
A method and system for accurately controlling a position of a servo motor in a vehicle speed control system for various operation conditions includes...
US-5,977,679 Pole-phase modulated toroidal winding for an induction machine
A stator (10) for an induction machine for a vehicle has a cylindrical core (12) with inner and outer slots (26, 28) extending longitudinally along the inner and...
US-5,977,002 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-5,976,704 Composite metallizing wire and method of using
A composite metallizing wire useful in thermal flame spraying, having a conductive metallic solid core wire strand and a coating consisting of solid lubricant...
US-5,976,681 Giant magnetoresistors with high sensitivity and reduced hysteresis
A magnetoresistive multilayer structure having ferromagnetic layers of Co codeposited with Cu. The codeposited layer has a total thickness between 1 and 20...
US-5,976,391 Continuous Flexible chemically-milled circuit assembly with multiple conductor layers and method of making same
A method of manufacturing an improved multi-layer printed circuit assembly having at least two conductor patterns. The method includes providing a first layer...
US-5,975,625 Automotive vehicle body having a plastic outer body and an inner metal frame
An automotive vehicle can be built to include a one piece plastic outer body and a metal support frame underlying the outer body. The outer body is preferably...
US-5,975,048 Idle speed control system for direct injection spark ignition engines
An idle speed control system for a direct injection spark ignition engine controlled to operate in either homogeneous air/fuel modes or stratified air/fuel...
US-5,974,856 Method for allowing rapid evaluation of chassis elastomeric devices in motor vehicles
A method allows the rapid evaluation of physical properties of chassis elastomeric devices in a motor vehicle. A parametric controller (26) provides a parametric...
US-5,974,790 Catalytic converter decontamination method
A method for restoring exhaust purifying capability of a sulfur contaminated catalytic converter of an internal combustion engine. Catalytic converter efficiency...
US-5,974,788 Method and apparatus for desulfating a no.sub.x trap
A method and apparatus for desulfating a NO.sub.x trap is proposed wherein the SO.sub.x purge temperature is achieved by modulating the amplitude of the A/F of...
US-5,974,786 Adaptive time window to synchronize pre- and post-catalyst oxygen sensor switch counters
A system and method for monitoring efficiency of a catalytic converter count switches of at least one upstream sensor interposed the engine and the converter and...
US-5,974,785 Closed loop bias air/fuel ratio offset to enhance catalytic converter efficiency
A method and system for reducing time required for a catalyst to reach optimum operating temperature control an air/fuel ratio based on the catalyst temperature...
US-5,974,350 Compact fuzzy logic algorithm
A fuzzy logic algorithm utilizes a single rule to produce a varying output signal. A plurality of input signal values are received from a plurality of sensors. A...
US-5,973,678 Method and system for manipulating a three-dimensional object utilizing a force feedback interface
A method and system for manipulating a three-dimensional object in a computer-aided design (CAD) environment utilizes a force feedback interface. A gravitational...
US-5,972,279 Method of transferring a pre-molded film into a mold
A method and apparatus for transferring a pre-molded film into a cavity by the following steps. A robotically controlled arm having a loader receives flexible...
US-5,971,621 Axial shaft retention design
An apparatus for axially retaining a shaft comprises a shaft having an axis of rotation and an axially-affixed member having a bore therethrough coaxial with the...
US-5,971,578 Light trap for a laser-based fiber optic vehicle lighting system
A fiber optic light guide for a vehicle lighting system has a light transmissive core and a light absorptive cladding provided circumferentially about the core....
US-5,971,550 Automotive return rear view mirror
An automotive vehicle rear view mirror assembly automatically returnable from a rear seat viewing position to a rear window viewing position includes a bracket,...
US-5,971,503 Hydraulic control unit with ambient temperature compensation during fluid pressure delivery
A hydraulic control unit capable of being used in an automotive vehicle wheel brake system includes a pressure generator such as a master cylinder for a vehicle...
US-5,971,461 Automotive vehicle instrument panel assembly with modular glovebox
An instrument panel assembly for an automotive vehicle provides connection between an instrument panel and a glovebox so that the glovebox has a separate mating...
US-5,971,066 System and method for prevention of windshield fogging in a motor vehicle
A method and system for controlling a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system of a vehicle to prevent fogging of a windshield of the automotive...
US-5,970,961 Valve control method
A valve control method for controlling a closed valve position of an exhaust gas recirculation valve for an internal combustion engine includes a feedback...
US-5,970,957 Vapor recovery system
A fuel vapor recovery system for a direct injection internal combustion engine operating in both stratified and homogenous modes includes using fuel vapor with...
US-5,970,943 System and method for mode selection in a variable displacement engine
A system and method for selecting the operating mode of a variable displacement engine includes a controller with a stored engine map, an engine speed sensor,...
US-5,970,740 Vehicle air conditioning system
A vehicle air conditioning system 1 includes a condenser 3 which includes one end cap 5 which has an integral charge port 7. The end cap 5 seals the manifold 9...
US-5,969,418 Method of attaching a chip to a flexible substrate
There is disclosed herein an electronic circuit, one embodiment of which comprises: an electronic component 10 having bump terminations 12 on a first surface 14...
US-5,968,463 NO.sub.x selective reduction catalyst with broadened active temperature range
The invention is a selective reduction catalyst useful for converting exhaust gases generated by a lean-burn engine where the atmosphere is oxidizing. The...
US-5,968,386 Method for protecting electronic components
An an electronic circuit having improved protection against harsh environments, a preferred embodiment thereof including: a substrate 10 having a top surface 12;...
US-5,968,191 Method and apparatus for testing integrated circuits in a mixed-signal environment
A method and apparatus is disclosed for testing integrated circuit interconnect and measuring the value of passive component interconnecting the IC's. Each IC...
US-5,967,931 Torodial traction transmission for all wheel vehicles
An automatic transmissions for an automotive vehicle includes a variator of the traction drive type, the variator including two input discs, two output discs,...
US-5,967,925 Pulley with controlled surface irregularity for an internal combustion engine
An accessory drive system for an internal combustion engine includes a multi-ribbed belt and pulley system. Shear generators are machined, formed or molded and...
US-5,967,891 Air vent for a heating or air conditioning system
An air vent for a heating or air conditioning system comprising an air flow nozzle having a part spherical outer wall mounted within a housing which is...
US-5,967,660 Accelerated thermal fatigue testing of engine combustion chambers
A method and apparatus of providing accelerated thermal fatigue testing of an engine component, comprising: (i) impinging one or more torch flames directly on a...
US-5,967,594 Vehicle door structure and armrest
There is disclosed a vehicle door structure for an automotive vehicle comprising a door including an outer panel and an inner panel attached together to define a...
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