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US-6,840,887 Method for controlling camless engine having an automatically controlled transmission
A system is described for minimizing engine torque disturbances that would otherwise cause degraded drive feel by a vehicle driver. The system utilizes multiple...
US-6,840,560 Vehicular seat assembly having a movable headrest and a vehicle which incorporates the vehicular seat assembly
A low profile vehicular seat having an occupant contacting surface and a headrest which is moved from a first position to a second head reception position upon...
US-6,840,434 Tin-and zinc-based solder fillers for aluminum body parts and methods of applying the same
One method of the present invention includes applying a paste-like fluxing agent to an aluminum body part; heating the fluxing agent to deoxidize the surface of...
US-6,840,343 Tire side slip angle control for an automotive vehicle using steering peak seeking actuators
A stability control system (24) for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of sensors sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle. The controller (26) is...
US-6,840,237 Method for auto-ignition operation and computer readable storage device
The invention relates to an internal combustion engine comprising a fuel injector (2) for each cylinder; a fuel injection control unit (4) for controlling fuel...
US-6,840,218 Method for detecting and regulating the start of combustion in an internal combustion engine
The invention relates to a method for detecting the start of combustion in the combustion chamber of an engine with autoignition. In the method, the profile of...
US-6,840,200 Electromechanical valve assembly for an internal combustion engine
An electromechanical valve assembly 46 for an internal combustion engine 36 is provided. The valve assembly 46 includes a rotor 68 centered about a first axis...
US-6,840,061 Coatings on substrates
A process for the production of a photocatalytically active self-cleaning coated substrate, especially a glass substrate, which comprises depositing a titanium...
US-6,840,036 Control of oxygen storage in a catalytic converter
A system and method for controlling an engine to regulate the oxygen storage level in an emission control device are provided. The system includes oxygen sensors...
US-D500,717 Sideview mirror
US-6,838,178 Glass article with anti-reflective coating
A color neutral absorbing film is applied as a coating on a glass substrate, to which a conductive coating is first applied. An additional metal oxide layer is...
US-D500,462 Pick up truck
US-6,836,749 Method of tracking machine breakdown
A method of tracking machine breakdown (10) comprising, listing each breakdown relative to a first machine (20) and listing the corrective action taken on the...
US-6,836,719 Method and system for controlling a vehicle
A method and system for controlling a vehicle includes receiving vehicle position information from a positioning system and combining the position information...
US-6,834,498 Diesel aftertreatment systems
A method and a system for improved reductant delivery to an exhaust gas aftertreatment device for a lean burn internal combustion engine exhaust are presented....
US-D500,273 Side view mirror to an automobile
US-D500,270 Front bumper to an automobile
US-D500,268 Grille to an automobile
US-6,834,232 Dual disimilar sensing object detection and targeting system
A method of performing object detection within a collision warning and countermeasure system (10) is provided. The method includes generating an object detection...
US-6,834,225 Method and system for controlling a transfer case clutch to avoid wheel slip
In a motor vehicle driveline including a transfer case whose output is continually connected to a first output, a clutch, operating partially engaged, responds...
US-6,834,222 Tire imbalance detection system and method using anti-lock brake wheel speed sensors
A system and method for developing signals to activate vehicle stability controllers wherein wheel speed sensors for the wheels of the vehicle are used as input...
US-6,834,218 Roll over stability control for an automotive vehicle
A stability control system (24) for an automotive vehicle as includes a plurality of sensors (28-37) sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle and a...
US-6,833,164 Single-step heat treating and surface coating on self-piercing rivets
A single-step heat treating and surface coating process is provided for steel self-piercing rivets for joining 5xxx and 6xxx aluminum panels. In this process,...
US-6,832,795 Bumper assembly
A bumper assembly (10) including a support (16) which is covered by a resilient shell part (41), the lower portion of the shell part (41) being backed by foam...
US-6,832,137 Leaky cable based method and system for automotive parking aid, reversing aid, and pre-collision sensing
A leaky cable object detection system (10) for a vehicle (12) includes a transmitter (20) coupled to a leaky cable antenna (29) and transmitting a first object...
US-6,831,978 Integrated rear-view mirror and microphone assembly
A rear-view mirror assembly 10 is provided, including a housing 12 and a reflective surface 14. At least one microphone 18 is positioned behind the reflective...
US-6,831,572 Rear collision warning system
A rear collision warning system (10) for a target vehicle (17) and an approaching vehicle (18) is provided. The rear collision warning system (10) includes a...
US-6,830,815 Low wear and low friction coatings for articles made of low softening point materials
The present invention relates to an anti-friction and anti-wear liquid coating composition for use with parts made of materials that have softening points below...
US-6,830,629 Method for treating brass
Brass articles having leachable lead are contacted with an aqueous caustic solution that contains a chelating agent. A brass article can optionally be...
US-6,830,534 Method for controlling the internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle with a stop/start function
The invention relates to a method for controlling an internal combustion engine, in which a normal state (A) is exited by switching off the engine (state B) if a...
US-6,830,287 Rear rail neutralizing member
The present invention provides a rear impact absorption system for a motor vehicle. The rear impact absorption system includes a rear body assembly including...
US-6,830,276 Console box
The invention relates to a console box arrangement for vehicles comprising a housing having a container and a lid, the lid being pivotably arranged about an axis...
US-6,830,019 Valve actuation in combustion engines with artificial muscles
The invention relates to a valve device for controlling the valve tappet of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle. In this case, the movement of the...
US-6,829,943 Vehicle weight observation system
The invention relates to a weight monitoring system for a motor vehicle (1) which can, if appropriate, be connected to a trailer (2). The system uses weight...
US-6,829,888 Method for controlling the starting of an internal combustion engine
The invention relates to the starting of an internal combustion engine. The engine is coupled to an exhaust aftertreatment device that has a minimal threshold...
US-6,829,885 Nox trap efficiency
A more accurate method for determining a NOx storage efficiency of an exhaust gas aftertreatment device is presented. The method teaches determining NOx storage...
US-6,829,522 Portable advisory system for balancing airflows in paint booth
A portable advisory system for balancing airflows in a paint booth includes a portable airflow sensor to measure airflows in the paint booth, and a portable...
US-6,828,904 Impact sensor post collision notification system
An impact sensor is provided including a counter electrically coupled to the sensor and storing an impact sensor collision number. The impact collision number...
US-6,828,544 Active night vision system for vehicles employing anti-blinding scheme
A night vision system for a vehicle includes a pulsed light source for illuminating a region proximate the vehicle, the light source operating at a predetermined...
US-6,828,371 Method for producing a well-exfoliated and dispersed polymer silicate nanocomposite by ultrasonication
The present invention discloses a method for dispersing and exfoliating fillers in a thermoplastic polymer by sonicating a mixture of the thermoplastic polymer...
US-6,827,892 Method of preparing thin-walled articles
A polymeric binder system and method of making, and a method for extruding thin-walled articles such as thin-walled tubes is provided. The extrusion method...
US-6,827,167 Hybrid electric vehicle torque distribution
A method of distributing a torque demand in a hybrid electric vehicle having an internal combustion engine 200 and an electric motor 202 is provided. In hybrid...
US-6,826,902 Method and apparatus for estimating oxygen storage capacity and stored NOx in a lean NOx trap (LNT)
A method for predicting oxygen capacity of an LNT during storage phase of such LNT and the amount of NOx stored in the LNT during purge phase thereof as a...
US-6,826,497 Method for monitoring production and quality
A method for monitoring assembly plant production and quality, particularly relative to painting processes for vehicles. The method includes painting a plurality...
US-6,823,843 System and method to minimize the amount of NOx released from a NOx trap
A method is described for controlling lean and rich operation of an internal combustion engine coupled to a lean NOx trap. In one example, the termination of the...
US-6,823,842 Method and system for reducing engine spark knock during rapid transient
A method for controlling spark timing. A plurality of tables provides borderline timing data contributors for each of a corresponding one of a plurality of...
US-6,823,740 Method of selecting a critical plane for multi-event fatigue life prediction
A method and system for selecting a critical plane. The critical plane can then be used to leverage off of uniaxial fatigue theory to predict the fatigue life of...
US-6,823,663 Exhaust gas aftertreatment systems
A system and a method for effective NOx and particulate matter control in a diesel or other lean burn internal combustion engine is presented. The system...
US-6,820,924 Method of improving impact absorbing and deformation control characteristics of vehicle components
A crush rail or other structural member of a vehicle is provided with crush triggers. The crush triggers are formed by heating localized areas of the crush rail...
US-6,820,910 Tailgate lift assist system
The invention provides a tailgate lift assist system and associated methods and apparatus that provide controlled force at various points as a tailgate is...
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