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US-5,959,211 Method and apparatus for positioning sensors against a non-planar surface
Typically, paint film thickness is measured at a plurality of locations on a vehicle body by a hand-held sensor which is positioned by an operator at a position...
US-5,959,015 Conductive modification of paintable mold-in color capable, thermoplastic olefin formulation
A electrical conductivity modified thermoplastic olefin (TPO) polymer blend with improved electrostatic painting efficiency, the blend comprising a substantially...
US-5,958,521 Method of depositing a thermally sprayed coating that is graded between being machinable and being wear resistant
A method of thermally spraying a coating onto the interior of a cylindrical surface which coating is graded between enhanced optimal machinability and enhanced...
US-5,958,520 Method of staggering reversal of thermal spray inside a cylinder bore
A method of staggering reversal of thermal spray inside a cylinder bore of an internal combustion engine. The method includes the steps of thermally spraying a...
US-5,958,262 Equalizing mechanism for robotically carried spot weld guns
A spot welding apparatus having a welding gun with movable and fixed electrodes carried on an articulating wrist, the apparatus comprising: a) a robotically...
US-5,958,151 Fluxing media for non-VOC, no-clean soldering
A flux formulation without a surfactant is used in the assembly of electronic circuit boards as a no-clean formulation. The formulation includes a flux solution...
US-5,958,081 Energy efficient remote control protocol with improved reliability
An energy efficient remote control protocol uses a start bit which has a variable length which corresponds to the parity of the transmitted symbol, a guard time...
US-5,957,994 Method for improving spark ignited internal combustion engine acceleration and idling in the presence of poor...
A method for accelerating the rotational speed of a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders each having a spark plug wherein...
US-5,957,795 Accessory drive belt tensioner for automotive engine
A belt drive arrangement has a drive belt 14 which passes around and transfers rotation between a plurality of ratable members (pulleys) 16, 26, 20, 22, 24. The...
US-5,957,255 Reducing torque converter clutch activity in an automatic transmission for a motor vehicle
A method for determining whether the torque converter bypass clutch of an automotive transmission should be relocked or a relock should be prevented includes...
US-5,957,114 Evaporative emission canister for an automotive vehicle
An evaporative emissions canister includes a housing containing a hydrocarbon adsorbing material, such as carbon. The canister may be configured to such that a...
US-5,957,096 Internal combustion engine with variable camshaft timing, charge motion control valve, and variable air/fuel ratio
A reciprocating internal combustion engine has at least one camshaft for actuating intake and exhaust valves and a camshaft drive for rotating the camshaft and...
US-5,956,949 Variable exhaust system for V-engines II
An exhaust system is provided for a motor vehicle having a V-type internal combustion engine forming two banks of cylinders. The exhaust system includes first...
US-5,956,941 Method and system for estimating a midbed temperature of a catalytic converter
A method and system for estimating the midbed temperature of a catalytic converter in an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine. A rate of change in the...
US-5,955,803 Device for cooling a motor in a climate control system
A conduit for providing air flow from an air conditioning housing to a motor for driving a climate control system air blower is disclosed. The blower is located...
US-5,955,475 Process for manufacturing paroxetine solid dispersions
Solid dispersions of poorly soluble drugs are disclosed which are prepared using a solvent or fusion process. Such dispersions are manufactured with the free...
US-5,954,778 Four-wheel drive transfer case controller with torque decrement strategy
A method of controlling the amount of power delivered to the front driveshaft and to the rear driveshaft of a motor vehicle including the steps of generating a...
US-5,954,427 Automotive tail lamp with large rake angle
A tail lamp for use on an automotive vehicle with a large rake angle has a lens, a reflector, a source of light and a means for attachment of the tail light to...
US-5,954,352 Rear suspension for a motor vehicle
A rear suspension has a hub carrier (12) to which a wheel of a vehicle may be rotatably mounted, and a suspension arm (16) pivotally interconnecting the hub...
US-5,954,246 Automotive spare tire storage system
A spare tire storage system for an automotive vehicle includes a swing arm having a first end rotatably attached to a first portion of a vehicle undercarriage...
US-5,954,123 Heat exchanger
A heat exchanger includes a side support which has a thermal stress relieving zone in the form of a gap which completely separates one end of the support from...
US-5,954,039 Air/fuel ratio control system
An air/fuel control system (8) and method for an engine (28) having two engine banks coupled to a single catalytic converter (50) uses first and second exhaust...
US-5,953,905 System and method for monitoring a catalytic converter
A system and method for monitoring catalytic converter efficiency monitor the switch ratio of upstream and downstream exhaust gas oxygen sensors based on an...
US-5,952,950 Adaptable analog signal conversion
This invention relates to a microcomputer used to bias an analog signal conversion circuit. The microcomputer is programmed to select between one of two possible...
US-5,951,939 Method for heating films for thermoforming
A method of heating a film prior to thermoforming by the following steps. A thermoplastic flexible film having a painted surface and a thermoplastic backing...
US-5,951,615 Closed-loop adaptive fuzzy logic hydraulic pressure control for an automatic transmission having synchronous...
A self-organizing fuzzy logic controller develops an adaptive pressure adder that modifies the magnitude of pressure supplied to a friction element of an...
US-5,951,245 Centrifugal fan assembly for an automotive vehicle
A centrifugal blower assembly is disclosed. The blower assembly includes a centrifugal fan driven by an electric motor and a stationary device which imparts a...
US-5,951,065 Quick connector with variable length compensation
In a quick-fitting pipe union for sealingly connecting two pipes (1 and 4) comprising an annular cage (8) fitted on the outer side of the one pipe (4) and fitted...
US-5,950,603 Vapor recovery control system for direct injection spark ignition engines
A vapor recovery control system for a direct injection spark ignition engine is used to purge vapors in both a homogeneous air/fuel and stratified air/fuel mode....
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...
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