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US-5,975,625 Automotive vehicle body having a plastic outer body and an inner metal frame
An automotive vehicle can be built to include a one piece plastic outer body and a metal support frame underlying the outer body. The outer body is preferably...
US-5,975,048 Idle speed control system for direct injection spark ignition engines
An idle speed control system for a direct injection spark ignition engine controlled to operate in either homogeneous air/fuel modes or stratified air/fuel...
US-5,974,856 Method for allowing rapid evaluation of chassis elastomeric devices in motor vehicles
A method allows the rapid evaluation of physical properties of chassis elastomeric devices in a motor vehicle. A parametric controller (26) provides a parametric...
US-5,974,790 Catalytic converter decontamination method
A method for restoring exhaust purifying capability of a sulfur contaminated catalytic converter of an internal combustion engine. Catalytic converter efficiency...
US-5,974,788 Method and apparatus for desulfating a no.sub.x trap
A method and apparatus for desulfating a NO.sub.x trap is proposed wherein the SO.sub.x purge temperature is achieved by modulating the amplitude of the A/F of...
US-5,974,786 Adaptive time window to synchronize pre- and post-catalyst oxygen sensor switch counters
A system and method for monitoring efficiency of a catalytic converter count switches of at least one upstream sensor interposed the engine and the converter and...
US-5,974,785 Closed loop bias air/fuel ratio offset to enhance catalytic converter efficiency
A method and system for reducing time required for a catalyst to reach optimum operating temperature control an air/fuel ratio based on the catalyst temperature...
US-5,974,350 Compact fuzzy logic algorithm
A fuzzy logic algorithm utilizes a single rule to produce a varying output signal. A plurality of input signal values are received from a plurality of sensors. A...
US-5,973,678 Method and system for manipulating a three-dimensional object utilizing a force feedback interface
A method and system for manipulating a three-dimensional object in a computer-aided design (CAD) environment utilizes a force feedback interface. A gravitational...
US-5,972,279 Method of transferring a pre-molded film into a mold
A method and apparatus for transferring a pre-molded film into a cavity by the following steps. A robotically controlled arm having a loader receives flexible...
US-5,971,621 Axial shaft retention design
An apparatus for axially retaining a shaft comprises a shaft having an axis of rotation and an axially-affixed member having a bore therethrough coaxial with the...
US-5,971,578 Light trap for a laser-based fiber optic vehicle lighting system
A fiber optic light guide for a vehicle lighting system has a light transmissive core and a light absorptive cladding provided circumferentially about the core....
US-5,971,550 Automotive return rear view mirror
An automotive vehicle rear view mirror assembly automatically returnable from a rear seat viewing position to a rear window viewing position includes a bracket,...
US-5,971,503 Hydraulic control unit with ambient temperature compensation during fluid pressure delivery
A hydraulic control unit capable of being used in an automotive vehicle wheel brake system includes a pressure generator such as a master cylinder for a vehicle...
US-5,971,461 Automotive vehicle instrument panel assembly with modular glovebox
An instrument panel assembly for an automotive vehicle provides connection between an instrument panel and a glovebox so that the glovebox has a separate mating...
US-5,971,066 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-5,970,961 Valve control method
A valve control method for controlling a closed valve position of an exhaust gas recirculation valve for an internal combustion engine includes a feedback...
US-5,970,957 Vapor recovery system
A fuel vapor recovery system for a direct injection internal combustion engine operating in both stratified and homogenous modes includes using fuel vapor with...
US-5,970,943 System and method for mode selection in a variable displacement engine
A system and method for selecting the operating mode of a variable displacement engine includes a controller with a stored engine map, an engine speed sensor,...
US-5,970,740 Vehicle air conditioning system
A vehicle air conditioning system 1 includes a condenser 3 which includes one end cap 5 which has an integral charge port 7. The end cap 5 seals the manifold 9...
US-5,969,418 Method of attaching a chip to a flexible substrate
There is disclosed herein an electronic circuit, one embodiment of which comprises: an electronic component 10 having bump terminations 12 on a first surface 14...
US-5,968,463 NO.sub.x selective reduction catalyst with broadened active temperature range
The invention is a selective reduction catalyst useful for converting exhaust gases generated by a lean-burn engine where the atmosphere is oxidizing. The...
US-5,968,386 Method for protecting electronic components
An an electronic circuit having improved protection against harsh environments, a preferred embodiment thereof including: a substrate 10 having a top surface 12;...
US-5,968,191 Method and apparatus for testing integrated circuits in a mixed-signal environment
A method and apparatus is disclosed for testing integrated circuit interconnect and measuring the value of passive component interconnecting the IC's. Each IC...
US-5,967,931 Torodial traction transmission for all wheel vehicles
An automatic transmissions for an automotive vehicle includes a variator of the traction drive type, the variator including two input discs, two output discs,...
US-5,967,925 Pulley with controlled surface irregularity for an internal combustion engine
An accessory drive system for an internal combustion engine includes a multi-ribbed belt and pulley system. Shear generators are machined, formed or molded and...
US-5,967,891 Air vent for a heating or air conditioning system
An air vent for a heating or air conditioning system comprising an air flow nozzle having a part spherical outer wall mounted within a housing which is...
US-5,967,660 Accelerated thermal fatigue testing of engine combustion chambers
A method and apparatus of providing accelerated thermal fatigue testing of an engine component, comprising: (i) impinging one or more torch flames directly on a...
US-5,967,594 Vehicle door structure and armrest
There is disclosed a vehicle door structure for an automotive vehicle comprising a door including an outer panel and an inner panel attached together to define a...
US-5,967,218 Method of integrating detailed features into a spray formed rapid tool
A method of integrating detailed features into a spray formed rapid tool includes the steps of making a model of a desired tool and constructing a ceramic...
US-5,967,120 Returnless fuel delivery system
In one embodiment of the present invention, a "returnless" fuel delivery system for a motor vehicle includes a fuel pressure regulator located in the fuel tank...
US-5,967,118 Method and system for absolute zero throttle plate position error correction
A method and system for initial and ongoing calibration of the absolute zero throttle plate reference position used in an electronic throttle control system. The...
US-5,967,105 Hydraulic lash adjuster with an open ended top plunger surface
A hydraulic lash adjuster mechanism for an internal combustion engine having a body portion with a bore formed in the body portion having a bottom surface. A...
US-5,966,808 Method for assembling a heat exchanger core
An apparatus assembles a heat exchanger core having first and second side plates. The first and second side plates cooperate with first and second end plates to...
US-5,965,967 Rotor for an electrical machine
A "claw pole" or Lundell rotor has permanent magnets included therein, each permanent magnet disposed between an adjacent pair of pole fingers. The permanent...
US-5,964,491 Integrated modular package tray assembly
A modular package tray for an automotive vehicle, comprising: a generally hollow, generally rectangular plastic housing 10 having an interior cavity 12, opposed...
US-5,964,395 Predeposited transient phase electronic interconnect media
A method of attaching an electronic component to a substrate comprising the steps of depositing a spray metal coating atop a substrate. An electronic component...
US-5,964,328 Torque converter bypass clutch having a modular spring damper arrangement
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-5,964,204 Fuel vapor management system
A fuel vapor emission control system for an automobile includes a fuel filler pipe, a filler cap, a check valve, a fuel tank, a carbon canister or other vapor...
US-5,964,201 Method for operating a multicylinder internal combustion engine and device for carrying out the method
The invention relates to a method for operating a multicylinder internal combustion engine having a device, preferably an asymmetric swirl valve, located in the...
US-5,964,193 Synchronous hydraulic lash adjuster
A system for minimizing lash in the valve components of an internal combustion engine including a lash adjuster assembly with a body having a closed bore formed...
US-5,964,022 Method of joining brake assemblies to wheel hubs
Method of mounting a brake rotor to a wheel hub, the mounting establishing a sealed but removable fixed bearing therebetween; it comprises the steps of: (a)...
US-5,962,356 Dark bronze glass with improved UV and IR absorption and nitrate-free manufacturing process therefor
The invention is a dark bronze soda-lime-silica glass composition having excellent ultra violet and infra red absorbing ability. The colorants of the glass...
US-5,961,853 Weld/brazing of light metal alloys
Method of resistance brazing of light metal alloys to form a corrosion resistant structural assembly, comprising: positioning a patch (thickness of about...
US-5,961,566 Engine speed control with optional cruise control
An apparatus and a method for controlling engine speed in a motor vehicle engine (9) by an engine management system (1) with an engine control output (8,46). The...
US-5,961,415 Single cavity toroidal traction drive continually variable transmission
An automatic transmission for an automotive vehicle includes a traction drive variator having an input disc, an output disc, and rollers driveably engaged with...
US-5,961,414 Dual mode continuously variable transmission having multiple torque input paths
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-5,960,839 Fuel tank system
A fuel tank sealing system for a fuel tank filler tube is disclosed in which the fuel system is sealed when the fuel cap is not installed, or improperly...
US-5,960,824 Scroll compressor having contoured fixed rotation suction control valve
A suction control valve for a scroll compressor has a valve piston with a contoured surface for encouraging aerodynamic flow through the valve. The contoured...
US-5,960,755 Internal combustion engine with variable camshaft timing and variable duration exhaust event
A reciprocating four-stroke internal combustion engine includes a variable exhaust valve operating system for changing the duration of an exhaust valve opening...
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