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US-6,193,612 Collapsible driveshaft
A driveshaft assembly includes a male shaft and a female shaft slidably engaged with the male shaft. The shafts absorb energy during axial deformation of the...
US-6,193,306 Support assembly for a vehicle
A support assembly 14 for a vehicle is disclosed. The assembly 14 offers added support to the body of the vehicle between the front and rear wheel wells of the...
US-6,192,847 Method and apparatus for selectively controlling the speed of an engine
A control assembly 12 for use within a vehicle 10 having an engine 14 and which selectively controls the speed of the engine 14 in order to increase fuel...
US-6,192,843 Angular adjustment device
A device for adjustment of the angular position of a shaft, preferably a camshaft of an internal combustion engine, relative to a driving wheel, comprising an...
US-6,192,674 Heat generation method in an emission control device
A fuel vapor purging method controls fuel vapor purging during stratified operation. Several factors influence vapor purge control, including fuel vapor...
US-6,192,672 Engine control method with multiple emission control devices
A fuel vapor purging method controls fuel vapor purging during stratified operation. Several factors influence vapor purge control, including fuel vapor...
US-6,192,302 Motor vehicle diagnostic system and apparatus
A system and method are provided for analyzing a motor vehicle operating problem. A number of tests are provided for the selected system or component to...
US-6,191,059 Metal silicides as performance modifiers for glass compositions
Silicate based glass compositions with metal silicide compounds included in the composition as performance modifiers to impart desirable color and improved...
US-6,189,516 Fuel vapor extraction system
A fuel vapour extraction system is described for an internal combustion engine (10) that is supplied with a volatile liquid fuel from a fuel storage tank (20)....
US-6,189,515 Method and system for rich condition vapor purge reset based on tank vacuum level condition
A system and method for controlling the purging of vapor from a carbon canister based on identification of a vacuum loss in the manifold. The system and method...
US-6,189,513 Fuel transfer and conditioning unit for automotive vehicle
A fuel transfer and conditioning unit for an automotive vehicle includes a reservoir with a generally cylindrical filter element and a pump module contained...
US-6,189,394 On-line power sliding door test method
An in-line testing method for non-intrusively testing the force required to complete the closure of a power assisted sliding door assembly onto a door opening...
US-6,189,386 Method of using a microscopic digital imaging strain gauge
A method of using a microscopic digital imaging strain gauge includes the steps of creating a mark pattern on an object surface, positioning an image sensing...
US-6,189,316 Emission device temperature control system
A nitrous oxide trap temperature control system for desulfating the trap uses and engine with some cylinders operating with lean combustion and some cylinders...
US-6,188,944 Torque control strategy for engines with continuously variable transmission
A method and system for controlling torque disturbances in direct injection stratified charge and lean burn port-fuel injection engines (12) through continuously...
US-6,188,940 Method and apparatus for determining time to fire an occupant restraint system using occupant sensor inputs
A method for sensing the occurrence of a vehicle crash is provided for a vehicle having an occupant restraint system operatively connected with a crash sensor...
US-6,188,938 Closed loop customer vibration screening and resolution process
A method of incorporating customer feedback into correcting vehicle vibration begins by interviewing a vehicle owner concerning an objectionable vehicle...
US-6,187,709 Palladium catalyst pre-oxidation to reduce light-off temperature
The invention is a method for preconditioning a palladium containing automotive catalyst by subjecting the catalyst to oxidation by means of an oxidizing gas...
US-6,187,601 Plastic encapsulated IC package and method of designing same
A method for designing an IC package having a plastic encapsulated portion and a lead frame portion that are bonded together at a bonding interface includes...
US-6,187,388 Method of simultaneous cleaning and fluxing of aluminum cylinder block bore surfaces for thermal spray coating...
A method of bonding a thermally sprayed coating to a non-roughened light metal surface. The method comprises the steps of (a) depositing a coating surface (i.e....
US-6,186,959 Tympanic thermometer with modular sensing probe
A two-piece portable, self-contained tympanic thermometer temperature measuring system includes a measuring unit and a base unit. The measuring unit can be...
US-6,186,885 Integrated HVAC system for an automotive vehicle
An integrated HVAC system for an automotive vehicle, including mating forward and rearward shells each have mating portions of left and right duct arms for...
US-6,186,168 Pressure Regulator
A regulator for regulating outlet pressure of a fluid contained in a tank includes first and second pistons. The first piston is biased in a first direction and...
US-6,186,124 System & method for controlling camshaft timing, air/fuel ratio, and throttle position in an automotive...
A system for controlling camshaft timing, air/fuel ratio and electronic throttle position in an automotive internal combustion engine uses a controller for...
US-6,186,021 Manual transmission shifter
A shifter for a manual transmission is provided in which a shifter shaft is rotatably supported about an axis. A radial arm is carried for rotation about the...
US-6,186,011 Method of analyzing spot welded structures
Method of analyzing spot welded sheet metal structures subjected to forces that promote one or more basic failure modes of either shear tension, in-plane...
US-6,185,935 Method and apparatus for controlling the temperature of an exhaust gas treatment system
A method for controlling the temperature of an exhaust gas treatment system in the exhaust system of an internal combustion engine in the region of a ...
US-6,185,485 Relative vehicle platform having synchronized adaptive offset calibration for lateral accelerometer and...
A system and method for vehicle dynamic control processes a compensated yaw rate signal measurement and a compensated lateral acceleration signal measurement...
US-6,184,821 On-board GPS sensors systems
GPS sensors (14, 16; 30, 32, 34, 36) arranged in certain geometries in an automotive vehicle (10) to provide information that is processed by an on-board...
US-6,183,030 Convertible rear structure for a modular vehicle body
A convertible rear structure for a modular vehicle body includes a floor panel, a rear panel projecting upwardly from the floor panel, a front panel projecting...
US-6,182,644 Flow measurement and control
An exhaust gas recirculation systems directs exhaust gasses from an exhaust manifold to an intake manifold of an internal combustion engine. The exhaust gasses...
US-6,182,636 Lean burn engine speed control
A method for controlling an engine having both an electronically controlled inlet device, such as an electronic throttle unit, and an electronically controlled...
US-6,182,444 Emission control system
A reductant injection control strategy for controlling an amount of nitrogen oxide reducing agent injected upstream of a first and second serially placed...
US-6,182,443 Method for converting exhaust gases from a diesel engine using nitrogen oxide absorbent
The invention is a method of treating exhaust gases generated by a diesel engine by locating two catalyst components in the engine exhaust gas passage. The first...
US-6,182,018 Method and apparatus for identifying sound in a composite sound signal
Impulsive sound components in a composite sound signal are separated using wavelet analysis and sorting of wavelet coefficient sets according to statistical...
US-6,181,026 Vehicle immobilizer system for electronic engine control
An engine immobilizer has an armed state in which it disables an engine and a disarmed state in which it does not disable the engine. The immobilizer disarms...
US-6,180,246 Plasticized polyvinyl chloride and interlayer thereof
An improved plasticized polyvinyl chloride interlayer for laminated safety glass, and an improved method of manufacturing a laminated safety glass including such...
US-6,179,453 Selective zonal courtesy lamps for automotive vehicle
An interior lighting system for an automotive vehicle has an upper group of lights mounted in the vehicle interior, a lower group of lights mounted in the...
US-6,179,355 Automotive vehicle bumper assembly
A bumper assembly for an automotive vehicle has a pair of multi-stage crush caps attached to longitudinal ends of generally parallel vehicle body support...
US-6,179,320 Tow hitch rear bumper assembly
A tow hitch rear bumper assembly for a motor vehicle includes a rear bumper for attachment to a frame of the motor vehicle, a tow hitch disposed below the rear...
US-6,178,944 Valve cleaning method for direct injection spark ignition engine
A control method and system is described for a spark ignited, four-stroke engine having multiple combustion chambers, each coupled to at least one intake and one...
US-6,178,749 Method of reducing turbo lag in diesel engines having exhaust gas recirculation
A method of reducing turbo lag in a compression ignition engine having an exhaust gas recirculation system (EGR) and a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT). The...
US-6,178,373 Engine control method using real-time engine system model
An engine control method for an internal combustion engine having a powertrain control module (PCM). The powertrain control module includes a microprocessor and...
US-6,178,371 Vehicle speed control system and method
A speed control method for vehicles having an internal combustion engine smoothly controls engine torque to control vehicle speed. Torque is controlled via...
US-6,178,103 Method and circuit for synchronizing parallel voltage source inverters
An inverter circuit (10) has a plurality of voltage source inverters (VSI) coupled in parallel. Each of the voltage source inverters are coupled to a load (14)....
US-6,177,010 Internal filter for fluid lines
A rod-shaped pipe filter for fluid lines having a fine-mesh pipe filter element, flowed through from inside to outside and providing a bypass function when the...
US-6,176,808 Hybrid vehicle powertrain and control therefor
A powertrain assembly for an automotive vehicle having an interanal combustion engine and transmission gearing for delivering engine torque to traction wheels of...
US-6,176,591 Instrument panel with a reciprocable plunger
A plunger 20 which moves in and out relative to an illuminated panel 10 to operate a switch 18 is assembled from the front of the panel by pushing a shaft 24...
US-6,176,228 Method for determining cylinder vapor concentration
A fuel vapor purging method controls fuel vapor purging during stratified operation. Several factors influence vapor purge control, including fuel vapor...
US-6,175,991 Articulated door hinge for an automotive vehicle
An articulated door hinge attaching a vehicle door having an outer surface with a leading edge and an inner surface to a vehicle pillar having an outer surface...
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