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US-5,996,549 Inlet arrangement for an internal combustion engine
An inlet arrangement is provided for a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine. Each cylinder has an air inlet passage and a pair of inlet valves. A control...
US-5,996,467 Polymer-metal coatings for swashplate compressors
A swashplate type compressor having a cylinder block with cylinder bores disposed parallel to the axis of the cylinder block. A rotary shaft rotatably mounted...
US-5,996,382 Automotive lock mechanism using a torque cable drive
An automotive lock mechanism is disclosed having a housing with a cylindrical bore, a key cylinder rotatably received within the housing cylindrical bore, a...
US-5,996,222 Soldering process with minimal thermal impact on substrate
A soldering process is suitable for use with low cost, low heat distortion temperature thermoplastic substrates without distortion or damage to the substrate yet...
US-5,995,887 Apparatus and method for determining a failure of an automatic transmission fluid temperature sensor
A method and apparatus are provided to determine a failure of an automatic transmission temperature sensor in an automobile. The apparatus detects a start-up of...
US-5,994,859 Torsional oscillation compensation in the drivetrain of a motor vehicle
The present invention provides a method for reducing torsional vibration in a vehicle drivetrain. The method comprises detecting a rotational speed of the...
US-5,994,648 Three-dimensional molded sockets for mechanical and electrical component attachment
An electrical circuit assembly which requires no solder processing, including an electronic component having terminations arranged on at least one of its...
US-5,994,249 Blue colored glass composition
A soda-lime-silica glass having, at a thickness in the range of 3 mm to 10 mm, a visible light transmittance of 35% to 75%, a total solar radiation transmittance...
US-5,992,880 Vehicle airbag deactivation switch circuit
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-5,992,834 Device for supporting a spring pack against compression instability displacement
A spring support assembly for preventing compression instability displacement of helically coiled compression springs includes first and second support rings...
US-5,992,583 Method of stabilizing valve lift-off in hydraulic shock absorbers
Method of stabilizing valve lift-off movement in an automotive hydraulic shock absorber having compression and expansion chambers filled with a hydraulic...
US-5,992,387 Fuel system having priming actuating fluid reservoir
A fuel system of a fuel injected engine includes a separate priming actuating fluid reservoir connected to an actuating fluid manifold and a high pressure pump...
US-5,992,378 Self-aligning throttle plate
A throttle body assembly for an internal combustion engine comprising a straddle-mounted throttle plate shaft extending transversely through an airflow passage,...
US-5,991,672 Vehicle anti-lock brake system demonstration
A diagnostic readout tool can be programmed to generate and deliver electronic signals representative of different road wheel slippage conditions on various road...
US-5,988,517 Method and system for controlling an automotive HVAC system based on the principle of HVAC work
A method and system for automatically controlling a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system of a vehicle in order to achieve thermal comfort of...
US-5,988,149 Pressure sensing system for an internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine including a pressure sensing system. A first (80) and a second (82) absolute pressure sensor are located in a main sensor housing...
US-5,988,131 Air intake system with composite throttle body
An air intake system for an internal combustion engine. The air intake system includes an intake manifold (24) with a throttle body (22) mounted thereto. The...
US-5,988,119 Electronic control module assembly using throttle body air for cooling and method thereof
There is disclosed herein an electronic control module assembly 30 for use in an internal combustion engine, wherein the engine includes an intake manifold 10...
US-5,987,974 Portable cylinder contribution tester for a vehicle which includes a diesel engine which is controlled by an...
The present invention provides a portable cylinder contribution tester for an electronic diesel engine, the diesel engine including a plurality of cylinders. The...
US-5,987,762 Pulley alignment gauge
A pulley alignment gauge for aligning pulleys in a drive system, such as a front end accessory drive system on an automotive engine, includes pulley mounts and a...
US-5,986,884 Method for cooling electronic components
There is disclosed herein a printed circuit board, one embodiment of which comprises: a dielectric substrate 10; a solid metallic heat sink 16 attached to or...
US-5,985,198 Method for molding a film-covered article
A method for manufacturing a film-coated article by the following steps. A pre-molded film having a backing surface and a decorative surface is formed in the...
US-5,984,644 Dual output window washer pump for an automotive vehicle
A dual outlet washer pump for an automotive vehicle to alternately supply a stream of washer fluid to separate locations has a valve element with a frame portion...
US-5,983,852 Static seal for internal combustion engines, in particular closure cover for crankshaft and gearbox housings
A housing cover for sealing a crankshaft housing includes a metal body having an end face adapted to face the flange surface on the crankshaft housing, with the...
US-5,983,658 Automotive air conditioning
An automotive air conditioning system has a continuously running compressor that is cycled between a high capacity mode and a low capacity mode, to achieve a...
US-5,983,649 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-5,983,627 Closed loop control for desulfating a NO.sub.x trap
A system and method for desulfating an NO.sub.x trap utilizes a closed loop control of the air-to-fuel (A/F) ratio to accurately maintain a precise A/F ratio...
US-5,983,495 Method of making spray-formed inserts
Method of making seat inserts by thermally spraying bulk material. The method includes the steps of: (i) preparing a mandrel having an outside dimension not...
US-5,983,440 Low profile windshield wiper assembly
An automotive windshield wiper assembly has a wiper arm, a wiper blade, and a superstructure connecting the wiper arm and the wiper blade for maintaining a...
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...
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