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US-6,286,379 Method for shifting multi-speed axles
In a shifting mechanism housed in a case a first relatively rotating member rotates about an axis. A second relatively rotating member is selectively coupled and...
US-6,283,891 Automatic transmission for an automotive vehicle with a shift control for launch assist and manual upshifts
A shift control and shift strategy for an automatic transmission in an automotive vehicle driveline wherein the automatic ratio shift schedule can be disabled...
US-6,283,258 Brake assembly with noise damping
A brake assembly includes a rotor and at least one backplate supporting a brake pad for frictionally engaging the rotor for braking. A sheet metal plate is...
US-6,283,098 Fuel system leak detection
A vehicle fuel system has on-board diagnostics for leak testing with correction for different operating conditions. An electronic control unit (ECU) is arranged...
US-6,283,079 System for preventing vibrations in a diesel engine
A system for preventing vibrations occurring in a diesel engine during shut down. The system employs a combined starter/alternator apparatus to apply a positive...
US-6,282,888 Method and system for compensating for degraded pre-catalyst oxygen sensor in a two-bank exhaust system
A method and system for controlling the air/fuel ratio in an internal combustion engine having first and second groups of cylinders coupled to first and second...
US-6,282,785 Torque converter blades brazed to a housing using a magnetic heating process
A method for making a torque converter includes the steps of forming a blade having a tab extending outward from the blade and along a portion of a length of the...
US-6,282,485 Air estimation system and method
A system and method for estimating air entering a cylinder of an internal combustion engine uses a discrete algorithm based on a measurement of air entering a...
US-6,282,474 Method and apparatus for detecting rollover of an automotive vehicle
A rollover sensing system (12) that may be used in the determination of when to deploy restraints in the vehicle. The rollover sensing system (12) may include...
US-6,281,806 Driver road hazard warning and illumination system
A vision enhancement system 10 which aids the driver in visually identifying a sensed object 16 without diverting his/her attention from the road ahead. One or...
US-6,281,662 Battery charging DC to DC converter
A circuit 10 has a high voltage battery 12 that includes a first battery portion V.sub.1, a second battery portion V.sub.2, and a third battery portion V.sub.3....
US-6,280,592 Resin-bonded solid-film-lubricant coated hood latch mechanism and method of making
A hood latch mechanism having interengaging pivot elements and pins for pivotally carrying the elements, first and second parts of a frame which are placed on...
US-6,279,798 Storage assembly
A storage assembly 10 which is adapted for use within a vehicle of the type having conventional child safety seat anchors or brackets 12, 14, and a conventional...
US-6,279,547 Fuel vapor emission control system employing fuel vapor tank
A fuel system, a method for operating the fuel system and a method for operating an engine which is supplied by the fuel system each comprise: (1) a fuel tank;...
US-6,279,531 System and method for controlling engine torque
A system and method for controlling an engine include determining a desired engine brake torque and modifying the desired engine brake torque based on current...
US-6,279,267 Vehicle door assembly
An assembly for use with a vehicle sliding door 12 which includes a first wheel 24, which is movably disposed within a first track 40 located on the vehicle and...
US-6,278,933 Rapid transient torque management in DISI engines
A system and method for transient torque control of a direct injection spark ignition engine include controlling airflow and fuel flow rather than ignition...
US-6,278,926 Adaptive electronic transmission control system and strategy for nonsynchronous automatic transmission
An adaptive electronic transmission control for an automatic transmission having multiple-ratio gearing establishing plural torque flow paths between a torque...
US-6,278,925 Adaptive method for determining onset of positive torque in a powertrain having an automatic transmission
A method for determining the onset of positive torque through an automatic transmission (the power-on point), includes saving engine torque magnitudes within a...
US-6,278,916 Torque control strategy for management of creep and grade hold torque in a wheeled vehicle whose powertrain...
A torque control strategy control for management of regenerative braking in a motor vehicle. A first processor (12) processes throttle request data (20) and...
US-6,278,358 Secondary seat belt warning system
A secondary seat belt warning system for alerting a vehicle occupant when a seat belt is unbuckled. The secondary seat belt warning system includes an ignition...
US-6,277,398 Analgesic drug composition containing a capsaicinoid and potentiator therefor
The analgesic effectiveness of a capsaicinoid such as capsaicin is potentiated by an analgesic potentiator selected from the group consisting of...
US-6,276,702 Wheel suspension assembly
A wheel suspension assembly 10 for use with a vehicle having a wheel 11. Assembly 10 includes a tie rod 12, a knuckle 14 having an integrally formed knuckle arm...
US-6,276,332 Electronic airflow control
A system and method for controlling a powertrain using multiple position sensors for electronic airflow control include comparing values corresponding to...
US-6,276,330 Air/fuel induction system for developing swirl motion of an air/fuel mixture
An air/fuel mixture induction system for an internal combustion engine having a pair of intake valves, an intake air/fuel mixture flow passage communicating with...
US-6,276,310 Fuel additive dosing method and system for onboard vehicle use
A fuel additive dosing method and system for adding additive to fuel in a vehicle monitors the fuel added into the fuel tank of the vehicle by using an onboard...
US-6,276,233 Connecting rod and a method for making the same
A connecting rod 10 having a generally elongated body portion 15 which includes a piston-connecting end portion 12 and a crankshaft-receiving end portion 13. The...
US-6,276,228 Pedal mounting apparatus for mounting pedals in motor vehicles
In a bearing bracket for pedals in motor vehicles comprising a supporting bracket (8) having its base fixed to a substantially vertical region (2) of the...
US-6,276,139 Automotive engine with controlled exhaust temperature and oxygen concentration
An arrangement of an internal combustion engine 7 is provided. In a preferred embodiment, the internal combustion engine 7 has at least one variable working and...
US-6,276,138 Engine with direct turbo compounding
A multi-cylinder Otto cycle internal combustion direct compound engine for motor vehicles with an exhaust-gas turbocharger providing direct turbo compounding...
US-6,276,129 Method for controlling air/fuel mixture in an internal combustion engine
A method and system for controlling the air/fuel ratio in an internal combustion engine having a first group of cylinders and a second group of cylinders. The...
US-6,276,056 Method for modifying a torque converter hub
The instant invention provides an inexpensive method of repairing the hollow drive shaft hub of a torque converter impeller housing. The impeller hub is turned...
US-6,275,766 System and method of reducing chronometric load
A system and method of improving the control quality of a vehicle engine having a rotatable and positionable crankshaft by prioritizing tasks to be performed by...
US-6,275,763 Temperature dependent regenerative brake system for electric vehicle
A braking system for a motor vehicle having braking wheels 16, 18, a service brake pedal, a friction braking system operative upon the braking wheels 16, 18 in...
US-6,275,591 Method and apparatus for extracting a component signal from a composite signal
An extracting assembly for extracting a component signal generated by a component source from a composite signal is disclosed wherein a reference sensor...
US-6,273,395 Electronically actuated suction control valve assembly
A valve assembly 10 for use in a compressor. Valve assembly 10 includes a generally cylindrical stator member or assembly 12 and an inner valve or member 14...
US-6,273,127 Pressure relief valve assembly
A pressure relief valve assembly 10 including a generally rectangular member or housing 12, four generally flat and rectangular "flaps" or movable members 14,...
US-6,273,064 Controller and control method for an internal combustion engine using an engine-mounted accelerometer
A control system and method for obtaining combustion stability in an internal combustion engine including an accelerometer mounted on the engine for detecting...
US-6,273,060 Method for improved air-fuel ratio control
An engine control method for improving air-fuel ratio control controls airflow when fuel injector limits are reached. The method includes a transient fuel model...
US-6,272,850 Catalytic converter temperature control system and method
An electronic engine controller controls the catalytic converter temperature by generating a desired rich air/fuel ratio that will maintain the catalytic...
US-6,272,849 Apparatus and method for heating an automotive catalyst to an emission reactive condition
A method of conditioning an automotive catalyst by (a) electrolyzing water on-board the vehicle to derive and store separate quantities of hydrogen and oxygen at...
US-6,272,426 Predicting cylinder pressure for on-vehicle control
An apparatus for predicting cylinder pressure for on-vehicle control of an internal combustion engine includes a piston sensor, a cylinder pressure sensor, and a...
US-6,272,412 Passive restraint control system for vehicles
An impact system employs an accelerometer (40), which produces an acceleration signal (70), and communicates it with a restraints control module (38) that, in...
US-6,271,648 Method of preconditioning a battery to improve cold temperature starting of a vehicle
A method of preconditioning a battery 34 of a hybrid electric vehicle 10 to improve cold temperature starting of vehicle 10. The method utilizes the vehicle's...
US-6,270,849 Method of manufacturing a metal and polymeric composite article
A method of manufacturing a metal and polymeric composite article by the following steps. Droplets of spray deposited metal and spray deposited polymeric...
US-6,270,605 Method of manufacturing lightweight glazing by multilayer glass/plastic sheets
A method of manufacturing a curved glass/plastic laminate sheet for lightweight automotive glazing is disclosed. A flat laminate is build up with two thin glass...
US-6,270,310 Fuel pump assembly
A fuel pump assembly 10 including a motor 12, a drive shaft 14 which is rotatably coupled to motor 12, an impeller 16, and a chamber assembly 18. Fuel pump...
US-6,269,801 System for priming a diesel fuel system
An apparatus for priming a diesel fuel system includes a diesel engine having a plurality of injectors. The injectors receive a supply of diesel fuel from a fuel...
US-6,269,793 Internal combustion engine having deceleration fuel shut off and camshaft controlled charge trapping
A reciprocating internal combustion engine using poppet valves, valve timing control and fuel injection, cuts off fuel during engine deceleration and controls...
US-6,269,790 Combustion chamber for DISI engines with exhaust side piston bowl
A stratified-charge combustion system design for direct-injection spark-ignited engines with the piston bowl in the exhaust-valve side. The air flow from the...
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