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US-6,019,910 Etching tri-metal layers to form electronic circuits using aqueous alkaline solutions including nitrates
The invention is an aluminum etchant and method for chemically milling aluminum, according to one embodiment, from a copper-aluminum-copper tri-metal layer to...
US-6,019,412 Seat assembly
A seat assembly for a motor vehicle includes a generally horizontal seat portion and a generally upright back portion operatively connected to the seat portion....
US-6,019,272 Method for attaching a terminal connector to a metallic surface
There is disclosed herein a method for attaching a terminal to a metallic mating surface on a workpiece by friction joining, comprising the steps of: (1)...
US-6,019,271 Method for ultrasonic bonding flexible circuits
A method for bonding together at least two conductive members 20, wherein each member includes at least one metallic 22 having a respective bonding area 24. At...
US-6,019,089 Arrangement for orienting a fuel injector to a fuel manifold cup
An orientation clip (42) has an axially- and circumferentially-united attachment with a fuel injector (13) to orient the fuel injector circumferentially within a...
US-6,019,088 Mounting arrangement
A mounting arrangement for mounting a component, for example a fuel injector, in a desired position comprises a sleeve which surrounds part of the component and...
US-6,018,944 System and method for monitoring a catalytic converter using adaptable indicator threshold
A system and method for monitoring emissions by monitoring performance of a catalytic converter using a predetermined indicated threshold value include...
US-6,018,201 Electrical distribution system for a motor vehicle
An electrical distribution system for a motor vehicle comprises an engine, an electrically-conductive structural portion of the vehicle and a battery having a...
US-6,017,591 Method of making adherently sprayed valve seats
A method of defining valve seats on valve seat supports of an internal combustion engine head. The method includes steps of; (a) roughening the exposed surface...
US-6,016,796 Fuel blending ratio inferring method
A fuel blending ratio inferring method responsive to an air/fuel feedback control system for an internal combustion engine is disclosed having a feedback...
US-6,016,681 Bullet tube expanding apparatus
An apparatus for expanding a tube 1 from a first diameter d.sub.1 to a second diameter d.sub.2 by passing a mandrel through a tube 1 includes a bullet assembly 3...
US-6,014,961 Internal combustion engine intake sensing system
A pressure sensing system for an internal combustion engine including an intake manifold (20) and an exhaust manifold (24), with an EGR valve assembly (30)...
US-6,014,959 Engine with EGR management system
A spark ignition internal combustion engine is provided including an intake manifold. A main throttle regulates the intake of ambient air into the intake...
US-6,014,876 Adjustable locking for hood latch
A tamper-proof locking mechanism for a vehicular engine compartment, the compartment having a (a) hood closure member with a striker secured within the...
US-RE36,505 Method and apparatus for programming a spare key into a security system
A method for programming a lock to accept a key. The device will erase all the codes currently stored in the memory and program a new key value. The process...
US-6,014,006 Induction motor control system with speed and flux estimation
Method of controlling torque of a multi-phase induction motor (10) includes estimating rotor speed as a rational function of filtered stator current i.sub.s0 and...
US-6,012,427 Internal combustion engine spark scheduling
The present invention relates to apparatus for scheduling the ignition sparks for a spark ignition internal combustion engine. An ignition system for a spark...
US-6,012,426 Automated psychoacoustic based method for detecting borderline spark knock
An automated method for detecting borderline spark knock in a spark ignition engine imitates borderline knock procedures in which human operators listen to...
US-6,011,439 Low power RF amplifier
A radio frequency amplifier includes a first amplifier stage having a first transistor, and a second amplifier stage having a second transistor. The first...
US-6,011,313 Flip chip interconnections on electronic modules
A device which utilizes flip chip technology to provide interconnection between printed circuit boards and integrated circuits is disclosed. The method involves...
US-6,009,967 Method and system for coordinated engine and transmission control during traction control intervention
A coordinated engine and transmission traction control method is disclosed for reducing driven wheel speed transients related to transmission shifting during a...
US-6,009,862 Exhaust gas recirculation control system and method
A system and method for controlling exhaust gas recirculation flow of an internal combustion engine uses a feedforward estimate based on throttle position in...
US-6,009,841 Internal combustion engine having hybrid cylinder valve actuation system
An internal combustion engine includes a piston reciprocably housed within a cylinder and hybrid intake valves, with one intake valve being driven by a camshaft...
US-6,009,378 Method of applying an anisotropic hardening rule of plasticity to sheet metal forming processes
A method is disclosed for developing a sheet metal forming process prediction method which is based on the application of an anisotropic hardening rule of...
US-6,008,723 Vehicle message recording system
A voice message system for motor vehicles includes an audio reproduction and recording system, and a control that interfaces the audio system with the vehicle...
US-6,008,553 Linear motor with negative pressure cooling circuit
An apparatus and method for cooling a linear motor armature assembly is provided for maintaining minimal separation between a motor housing and a magnet plate,...
US-6,007,930 Method for initiating a fuel cell
The present invention provides a method for initiating a fuel cell power system by directly introducing a gas containing oxygen into the fuel cell stack 10. A...
US-6,007,445 Static forward and reverse engagement control system for a multiple ratio automatic transmission
A control valve system for a multiple ratio automatic transmission having a reaction brake for forward drive and a reaction brake for reverse drive. A first...
US-6,007,099 Vehicle intrusion energy management frame element
An automotive vehicle frame element includes a generally S shaped forward rail having a forward rail portion and a structurally reinforced rear rail portion...
US-6,006,878 Torque converter bypass clutch having elastically flexible piston
A hydrokinetic torque converter includes an impeller cover and a bypass clutch. A drive ring is located between adjacent surfaces of the cover and a clutch...
US-6,006,813 Window having a blind between two panes of glass
A double pane window has a blind between the window panes. The interior window pane is in a housing that can be removed from the window frame. A cord guide is...
US-6,006,725 System and 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-6,006,721 Modular intake port for an internal combustion engine
An intake system for an internal combustion engine wherein an intake conduit (16) within a cylinder head (14) is configured to receive a vane control module...
US-6,006,710 Hydraulic lash adjuster mechanism with pressure controlled leak down
A hydraulic lash adjuster mechanism for an internal combustion engine, the adjuster having a body having a bore formed therein with a piston slidingly received...
US-6,006,540 Charge air management system for automotive engine
A charge air management system for an automotive engine includes a charge air-to-liquid coolant heat exchanger for receiving refrigerated liquid coolant from a...
US-6,006,157 Real-time engine misfire detection method
A method of detecting internal combustion engine misfires by generating a predicted Karlovitz number as a function of different engine operating conditions such...
US-6,005,488 User control interface architecture for automotive electronic systems
The software and hardware resources of an electronic system are organized in an architecture which creates a single data table in program memory for the...
US-6,003,905 Refrigerant access manifold
A refrigerant access manifold for a refrigerant system includes a manifold block for coupling a plurality of refrigerant system components together to allow...
US-6,003,880 Vehicle active tilt control system with pressure-controlled pump
A vehicle active tilt control system provides improved response time in torsionally adjusting front and rear stabilizer bars during vehicle maneuvers. The system...
US-6,003,790 Pre-load mechanism having self-mounting coil spring
A pre-load mechanism has a self-mounting coil spring that resiliently forces a pre-loading member against a pre-loaded member. The spring has an active...
US-6,003,716 Dual opening console
A dual open console for use with a vehicle. The console includes a lock assembly that allows opening of only one side of the console at a time. The lock assembly...
US-6,003,310 Variable catalyst system
In a transverse-mounted cylinder-in-line internal combustion engine (1) fitted in a motor vehicle, the exhaust gases from the side of the internal combustion...
US-6,003,224 Apparatus for assembling heat exchanger cores
An apparatus for forming heat exchanger core assemblies having a plurality of generally elongate tubes seated in uniformly spaced openings in a pair of spaced...
US-6,002,338 Method and system for detecting failures in self-exciting sensor
A method and system for detecting faults with a self-exciting sensor includes a monitor circuit coupled to the self-exciting sensor for monitoring a signal...
US-6,002,327 Low tire warning system with axle torque signal
A system and method that monitors four wheel sensors of an automotive vehicle to determine changes in the effective rolling radii of any wheel and a low pressure...
US-6,001,753 Spectral modifiers for glass compositions
Silicate based glass compositions with phosphorus compounds included in the composition as spectral modifiers to impart desirable color and improved energy...
US-6,001,462 Laminated glazing unit with polyvinyl chloride interlayer
A laminated safety glass is formed of an inboard glass sheet, an outboard glass sheet and a plasticized polyvinyl chloride containing interlayer therebetween....
US-6,000,913 Low profile fuel delivery module
A fuel pump module and method are provided for installation into a low profile fuel tank. A reservoir holds a substantially horizontally mounted fuel pump. A...
US-6,000,747 Vehicle liftgate and flipglass with a shared hinge axis
A door assembly for a vehicle includes a door subassembly hinged to the vehicle having a window opening and a window subassembly hinged to the vehicle adapted to...
US-6,000,742 Multi-positional seat mounting apparatus
A seat mounting apparatus for supporting a seat allows the seat to be positioned in three possible positions allowing for improved ingress/egress and cargo...
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