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US-5,950,582 Internal combustion engine with variable camshaft timing and intake valve masking
A reciprocating internal combustion engine has a pilot mask situated about the intake valve seat and extending into the engine cylinder and a variable camshaft...
US-5,950,421 Tungsten-modified platinum NOx traps for automotive emission reduction
The invention is a method of treating exhaust gases generated by an internal combustion engine using a NOx trap in the exhaust gas system. The method comprises...
US-5,948,298 Battery heating system
A battery heating system for the batteries of an electrical vehicle includes a plurality of electrical heaters. The electrical heaters are apportioned into a...
US-5,948,194 In-line microwave heating of adhesives
A method of dispensing the material that is heated by microwave energy immediately before the material is dispensed. The method comprises a series of steps...
US-5,948,157 Surface treated additive for portland cement concrete
The invention is directed at an additive for incorporation into a cementitious compound comprising Portland cement and water prior to the setting of the...
US-5,948,032 Polynomial windowing algorithm for impact responsive activation
Polynomial functions of acceleration and time are used to develop an air bag activation decision. The polynomial functions include windowing constraints, a spike...
US-5,948,028 Method of improving response time in a vehicle active tilt control system
A method is provided for improving response time in a vehicle active tilt control system having front and rear stabilizer bars adjustable by front and rear...
US-5,948,027 Method for enhancing vehicle stability
A method of enhancing vehicle stability and response in a vehicle having an active roll control system with front and rear suspensions each including an...
US-5,947,612 Bearing retention for a rotating machine
A rotating machine comprises a housing defining a generally cylindrical bearing pocket and defining an interior and exterior. The machine also includes a bearing...
US-5,947,540 Tailgate assembly
A vehicle tailgate assembly having a transverse beam placed between the inner and outer surfaces of a tailgate. The transverse beam transfers a load placed on...
US-5,947,243 Torque converter bypass clutch damper having single piece spring retainer
A hydrokinetic torque converter includes an impeller cover and bypass clutch located within the impeller housing. The impeller cover has welded to it a clutch...
US-5,947,179 Sprayforming bulk deposits of allotropic metal
Method of sprayforming bulk metal deposits that replicate a master pattern: (i) casting and solidifying ceramic about a master pattern to form a spraying...
US-5,947,084 Method for controlling engine idle speed
A method for controlling the idle speed of an internal combustion engine includes an adjustment responsive to a steering wheel angle sensor or a steering wheel...
US-5,947,082 Idle air bypass valve silencer
A silencer for an idle air bypass valve in an internal combustion engine includes a grid disposed between the outlet of the idle air bypass valve and the intake...
US-5,947,079 Mode control system for direct injection spark ignition engines
A mode control system for a direct injection spark ignition engine is controlled to operate in either homogeneous air/fuel modes or stratified air/fuel modes....
US-5,947,073 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-5,945,904 Giant magnetoresistors with high sensitivity and reduced hysteresis and thin layers
A giant magnetoresistive assembly includes a first film fabricated of a ferromagnetic material having a first predetermined thickness, a second film fabricated...
US-5,945,745 Activation control for an automotive electronic module
A detector and battery switch control energy flow from a battery in a vehicle to an electronic module. The vehicle ignition switch controls battery energy flow...
US-5,944,581 CO.sub.2 cleaning system and method
An apparatus is provided for cleaning a workpiece with solid CO.sub.2 particles. A flow channel member includes a flow channel therein having an exhaust nozzle...
US-5,944,053 Solenoid valve for heating systems
A solenoid valve for use in heating systems in motor vehicles is disclosed. The solenoid valve includes a housing having a core which is axially movable in the...
US-5,943,231 Computer controlled separator device
computer controlled separator device is disclosed. The computer control system monitors the operation of the separator device and makes any adjustments necessary...
US-5,942,674 Method for detecting oxygen partial pressure using a phase-transformation sensor
The invention is a sensing method and an oxygen sensor for detecting a change of oxygen partial pressure in an ambient atmosphere through a change of a...
US-5,941,789 All wheel drive continuously 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-5,941,601 Child seat anchorage
A motor vehicle passenger seat includes a seat, a seat-back in contacting relationship with the seat, and a pair of laterally spaced anchorage members for...
US-5,941,567 Head impact protection for an automobile seat belt anchor fastener
A fastener bolt for an automobile seat belt anchor is provided with an annular energy-absorbing cushion on the front surface of the bolt head. In a crash...
US-5,941,511 Bushing apparatus
A bushing apparatus improves the axial load capability of attachments of suspension members to structural members of a motor vehicle. The bushing includes an...
US-5,941,211 Direct injection spark ignition engine having deceleration fuel shutoff
A method of controlling fuel supply during a deceleration fuel shutoff mode includes determining the amount of oxygen stored in the catalyst or the temperature...
US-5,941,207 Direct injection spark ignition engine
A stratified charge is formed in a direct injection engine by injecting fuel at a predetermined velocity, a predetermined droplet size, and forming the injected...
US-5,940,788 Method and system for designing vehicle door seals based on predicted sound transmission characteristics
A method and system for designing a door seal system is based upon a predicted contribution of the door seal system to sound pressure levels (SPLs) within a...
US-5,940,003 Magnetic field sensor for a keyless access system for motor vehicles
A magnetic field sensor for a keyless access system, particularly for motor vehicles, wherein the direction of incidence of electromagnetic radiation emitted by...
US-5,939,037 Sulfur tolerant NO.sub.x traps highly loaded with sodium or potassium
The invention is a nitrogen oxide trap comprising a porous support; and catalysts comprising platinum and either sodium, potassium, or their mixture loaded on...
US-5,939,011 Method for producing a mandrel for use in hot isostatic pressed powder metallurgy rapid tool making
A method for producing a composite mandrel (20) for use in creating a precise set of surface features inside a hot isostatic pressed (HIP) billet for producing a...
US-5,938,958 Coated glass article
A method of producing mirrors comprising depositing onto a ribbon of hot glass during the production process a coating comprising at least one pyrolytic...
US-5,938,948 Plasma arc spot welding of car body steels containing vaporizable ingredients
Method of one side spot welding of a metallic auto body construction containing vaporizable coatings or ingredients, the construction having overlapping metal...
US-5,938,944 Plasma transferred wire arc thermal spray apparatus and method
A plasma transferred wire arc thermal spray apparatus and method producing an extended-arc and supersonic plasma jet stream for applying a dense metallic coating...
US-5,938,834 Water-based paint including glass particulate
The invention is directed to a water-based paint composition comprising sodium silicate, water, water-soluble base, metal oxide pigment, soda-lime-silica glass...
US-5,938,455 Three-dimensional molded circuit board having interlocking connections
A circuit board assembly is disclosed comprising a pair of three-dimensional substrates having integral, metallized connectors. The connector of the first...
US-5,938,234 Vehicle airbag deactivation switch with interchangeable cylinders
An airbag deactivation system for the airbags mounted in a motor vehicle. The system provides a switch and circuitry to allow for selective deactivation of...
US-5,937,985 Retaining ring in a hydraulically actuated friction element assembly for an automatic transmission
In a hydraulically actuated friction clutch or brake for an automatic transmission, contact between a pressure plate and retaining ring, each drivably engaged...
US-5,937,940 Method and system for predicting air discharge temperature in a control system which controls an automotive...
Method and system for predicting air discharge temperature in a control system which controls an automotive HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning)...
US-5,937,935 Heat exchanger and method of making the same
A method for forming a heat exchanger is disclosed. The method includes the steps of forming a plurality of generally planar plate members from a sheet of...
US-5,937,711 All wheel drive continuously 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 input shaft and the...
US-5,937,682 Fail-safe fin mill machine wrap-up detector
A fin mill machine for forming electrically conductive strip stock into corrugated fin material includes a form roller for forming corrugations in the strip...
US-5,937,640 Thermal management system for catalytic converters
A thermal management system for catalytic converters of an automotive internal combustion engine includes exhaust pipes from one bank of cylinders crossing over...
US-5,936,846 Optimized solder joints and lifter pads for improving the solder joint life of surface mount chips
There is disclosed herein a surface mount printed circuit board having a substrate, at least one surface mount device, at least two mounting pads per device,...
US-5,936,585 Vehicle window glass antenna arrangement
An FM signal antenna for window glass mounting in a motor vehicle includes an elongated conductor formed as a ladder to form a series of openings along its...
US-5,936,438 Digital oscillator using lookup table with multiple cycles
A digital waveform oscillator generates digitized waveforms without distortion using a lookup table. The frequencies which may be generated using direct lookup...
US-5,935,716 Anti-reflective films
An anti-reflective glass article including a glass substrate, a first coating of a metal oxide and a second coating of a metal oxide. The first coating of metal...
US-5,934,950 Electrical contact with multiple points of contact
An electrical contact includes a lead-in barrel section enclosing a pin receiving cavity having a generally longitudinally uniform cross section extending a...
US-5,934,782 Light guide apparatus
A light guide apparatus for use on a motor vehicle instrument panel is disclosed. In order to bring as much light as possible into a dial pointer 20, the panel...
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