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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...
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...
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