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US-5,942,674 Method for detecting oxygen partial pressure using a phase-transformation sensor
The invention is a sensing method and an oxygen sensor for detecting a change of oxygen partial pressure in an ambient atmosphere through a change of a...
US-5,941,789 All wheel drive continuously variable transmission having dual mode operation
An automatic transmission for an automotive vehicle includes a continually variable drive mechanism having one sheave assembly fixed to an intermediate shaft and...
US-5,941,601 Child seat anchorage
A motor vehicle passenger seat includes a seat, a seat-back in contacting relationship with the seat, and a pair of laterally spaced anchorage members for...
US-5,941,567 Head impact protection for an automobile seat belt anchor fastener
A fastener bolt for an automobile seat belt anchor is provided with an annular energy-absorbing cushion on the front surface of the bolt head. In a crash...
US-5,941,511 Bushing apparatus
A bushing apparatus improves the axial load capability of attachments of suspension members to structural members of a motor vehicle. The bushing includes an...
US-5,941,211 Direct injection spark ignition engine having deceleration fuel shutoff
A method of controlling fuel supply during a deceleration fuel shutoff mode includes determining the amount of oxygen stored in the catalyst or the temperature...
US-5,941,207 Direct injection spark ignition engine
A stratified charge is formed in a direct injection engine by injecting fuel at a predetermined velocity, a predetermined droplet size, and forming the injected...
US-5,940,788 Method and system for designing vehicle door seals based on predicted sound transmission characteristics
A method and system for designing a door seal system is based upon a predicted contribution of the door seal system to sound pressure levels (SPLs) within a...
US-5,940,003 Magnetic field sensor for a keyless access system for motor vehicles
A magnetic field sensor for a keyless access system, particularly for motor vehicles, wherein the direction of incidence of electromagnetic radiation emitted by...
US-5,939,037 Sulfur tolerant NO.sub.x traps highly loaded with sodium or potassium
The invention is a nitrogen oxide trap comprising a porous support; and catalysts comprising platinum and either sodium, potassium, or their mixture loaded on...
US-5,939,011 Method for producing a mandrel for use in hot isostatic pressed powder metallurgy rapid tool making
A method for producing a composite mandrel (20) for use in creating a precise set of surface features inside a hot isostatic pressed (HIP) billet for producing a...
US-5,938,958 Coated glass article
A method of producing mirrors comprising depositing onto a ribbon of hot glass during the production process a coating comprising at least one pyrolytic...
US-5,938,948 Plasma arc spot welding of car body steels containing vaporizable ingredients
Method of one side spot welding of a metallic auto body construction containing vaporizable coatings or ingredients, the construction having overlapping metal...
US-5,938,944 Plasma transferred wire arc thermal spray apparatus and method
A plasma transferred wire arc thermal spray apparatus and method producing an extended-arc and supersonic plasma jet stream for applying a dense metallic coating...
US-5,938,834 Water-based paint including glass particulate
The invention is directed to a water-based paint composition comprising sodium silicate, water, water-soluble base, metal oxide pigment, soda-lime-silica glass...
US-5,938,455 Three-dimensional molded circuit board having interlocking connections
A circuit board assembly is disclosed comprising a pair of three-dimensional substrates having integral, metallized connectors. The connector of the first...
US-5,938,234 Vehicle airbag deactivation switch with interchangeable cylinders
An airbag deactivation system for the airbags mounted in a motor vehicle. The system provides a switch and circuitry to allow for selective deactivation of...
US-5,937,985 Retaining ring in a hydraulically actuated friction element assembly for an automatic transmission
In a hydraulically actuated friction clutch or brake for an automatic transmission, contact between a pressure plate and retaining ring, each drivably engaged...
US-5,937,940 Method and system for predicting air discharge temperature in a control system which controls an automotive...
Method and system for predicting air discharge temperature in a control system which controls an automotive HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning)...
US-5,937,935 Heat exchanger and method of making the same
A method for forming a heat exchanger is disclosed. The method includes the steps of forming a plurality of generally planar plate members from a sheet of...
US-5,937,711 All wheel drive continuously variable transmission having dual mode operation
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-5,937,682 Fail-safe fin mill machine wrap-up detector
A fin mill machine for forming electrically conductive strip stock into corrugated fin material includes a form roller for forming corrugations in the strip...
US-5,937,640 Thermal management system for catalytic converters
A thermal management system for catalytic converters of an automotive internal combustion engine includes exhaust pipes from one bank of cylinders crossing over...
US-5,936,846 Optimized solder joints and lifter pads for improving the solder joint life of surface mount chips
There is disclosed herein a surface mount printed circuit board having a substrate, at least one surface mount device, at least two mounting pads per device,...
US-5,936,585 Vehicle window glass antenna arrangement
An FM signal antenna for window glass mounting in a motor vehicle includes an elongated conductor formed as a ladder to form a series of openings along its...
US-5,936,438 Digital oscillator using lookup table with multiple cycles
A digital waveform oscillator generates digitized waveforms without distortion using a lookup table. The frequencies which may be generated using direct lookup...
US-5,935,716 Anti-reflective films
An anti-reflective glass article including a glass substrate, a first coating of a metal oxide and a second coating of a metal oxide. The first coating of metal...
US-5,934,950 Electrical contact with multiple points of contact
An electrical contact includes a lead-in barrel section enclosing a pin receiving cavity having a generally longitudinally uniform cross section extending a...
US-5,934,782 Light guide apparatus
A light guide apparatus for use on a motor vehicle instrument panel is disclosed. In order to bring as much light as possible into a dial pointer 20, the panel...
US-5,934,729 Energy-absorbing fastener system
An energy-absorbing fastener assembly is used to mount an automotive trim panel in spaced relation to a structural member, such that an actuation load impingent...
US-5,934,567 Air assisted fuel injector
An air assisted fuel injector for an internal combustion engine includes a fuel nozzle having a fuel orifice and a targeting section cooperating with the fuel...
US-5,934,443 Fin alignment and delivery apparatus
An apparatus for aligning and delivering fins manufactured in a fin mill for use in manufacture and assembly of heat exchangers used for controlling temperature...
US-5,934,365 Heat exchanger
A heat exchanger having a plurality of elongated, generally flat tubes is disclosed, each tube including a planar base, a top, and pair of arcuate opposed side...
US-5,934,334 Casing spacers
Casing spacers for isolating carrier pipe mechanically, galvanically, and chemically from pipe casings. The spacers may be attached using fasteners to pipe joint...
US-5,934,263 Internal combustion engine with camshaft phase shifting and internal EGR
A four-stroke cycle, multi-cylinder reciprocating internal combustion engine (10) has a camshaft phaser (34) for adjusting the rotational position of the intake...
US-5,934,255 Fuel control system
A fuel control system and method for an engine having a returnless fuel system uses a fuel blend sensor to adjust a desired air/fuel ratio to allow continuous...
US-5,934,236 Low friction valve train
A low friction valve train actuating at least one valve in an internal combustion engine includes a cam shaft having at least one cam, a tappet contacting the...
US-5,933,342 Rectifier with alternative path for freewheeling current
A rectification circuit comprises a diode full-wave bridge rectifier, a freewheeling current path and a blocking diode coupled between the rectifier and the...
US-5,931,760 Dual mode continuously variable transmission having multiple torque input paths
An automatic transmission for an automotive vehicle includes a continuously variable drive mechanism having one sheave assembly fixed to an input shaft and an...
US-5,931,371 Standoff controlled interconnection
A method for joining a component to a substrate applies a base solder portion to the substrate and provides a standoff solder portion in the base solder portion....
US-5,931,223 Heat exchanger with thermal stress relieving zone
A heat exchanger for an automotive vehicle is disclosed including a frame having a pair of headers and a pair of side supports disposed between the headers at...
US-5,930,693 Radio receiver with underpass detector
A radio receiver avoids overshoot or undershoot of its audio output caused by inadequate AGC loop response when driving under an underpass and then back into an...
US-5,929,631 Method of position sensing utilizing giant magneto resistance elements and solid state switch array
A sensing method continuously scans an array of sensing elements and determines positions by converting array peak amplitude information to a time based...
US-5,929,375 EMI protection and CTE control of three-dimensional circuitized substrates
A circuit board includes a substantially non-conductive substrate and first and second rigid sheets. The first sheet forms a grid pattern substantially...
US-5,928,974 Glass production method using wuestite
A process and glass batch composition are provided for producing a soda-lime-silica glass containing oxides of iron. The process includes admixing, heating and...
US-5,928,434 Method of mitigating electrostatic charge during cleaning of electronic circuit boards
A method is provided for cleaning an electronic circuit board having first and second opposing surfaces. The method includes directing a stream of carbon dioxide...
US-5,928,404 Electrical solder and method of manufacturing
A method of manufacturing an electrical solder paste having primary solder powder and an additive metal powder component that does not melt during the soldering...
US-5,928,340 Apparatus for translating a bias signal into one of two different bias signals for a switching device
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-5,928,296 Method of controlling engine starting of vehicle having powertrain control module
A method of controlling engine starting of a vehicle having a powertrain control module and passive anti-theft system includes the steps of operating the engine...
US-5,927,947 Dynamically balanced centrifugal fan
A method for dynamically balancing a centrifugal blower fan wheel is disclosed. The method includes the steps of determining an amount and location of change in...
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