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US-8,574,123 Methods and systems for engine control
Systems and methods are provided for restarting an engine that can be selectively deactivated during idle-stop conditions. In one embodiment, the engine is...
US-8,574,122 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle engine coupled to a stepped-gear-ratio transmission. One example method comprises, in response to a...
US-8,574,121 Park disengagement clunk mitigation
A method for controlling a transmission gearshift includes engaging control elements whose engagement is required for operation in first gear and reverse gear...
US-8,574,119 Pinion carrier assembly
A pinion carrier includes a shell including a face plate, a lip spaced axially from the face plate, a hub including a plate spaced from face plate and a collar...
US-8,574,113 Multiple speed transmission
A family of transmissions produces at least eight forward and one reverse speed ratio by selective engagement of various combinations of three clutches or...
US-8,574,110 Transmission producing stepless variable speed ratios
A transmission includes a variator including a cone secured to an input, and a second cone driveably connected to the cone, producing a variable speed ratio...
US-8,573,675 Reverse pedestal seat
A vehicle including a seat base having a first slide assembly disposed on each of first and second sides of the seat base. A first support column is disposed...
US-8,573,668 Retracting storage tray system with locking trunnion
A tray system has a trunnion carriage mounted to a recess in a housing. A trunnion body is rotatably mounted to the carriage. A push member is slidable within...
US-8,573,657 Latch mechanism
A latch system for a door of a vehicle a latch assembly having a catch and a pawl, an actuatable inside handle, a linkage assembly mechanically linked between...
US-8,573,643 Active bolster with gas directing channels
An active bolster has an expandable inner wall including a bay having first and second opposing ends and a central bowl. An expandable outer wall overlies the...
US-8,573,641 Airbag having a pressure responsive vent
An airbag has a fabric enclosure, a vent in the fabric enclosure, and a flow control device made up of a flexible membrane fastened around part of a periphery...
US-8,573,640 Side collision occupant protection system
A system and a method for protecting the occupant of a vehicle during a side-impact detects an approaching vehicle and identifies a collision threat. A...
US-8,573,553 Holder for beverage container
A foldable holder for a beverage container comprises a fastening plate, a supporting ring coupled pivotably to the fastening plate, a holding bracket coupled...
US-8,573,182 Method for starting an engine automatically
A method for improving starting of an engine that may be automatically started is provided. In one example, spark timing of an automatically started engine is...
US-8,572,961 Turbocharger control
Various systems and methods for controlling a turbocharger of an engine via a wastegate are described. In one example, actuation of the wastegate is limited...
US-8,572,952 Diesel particulate filter control
Methods and systems are provided for managing particulate emissions in an engine including a particulate filter and a CO.sub.2 sensor downstream of the filter....
US-8,572,898 Method for assembling flush glass assembly
A method for assembling an automobile door is provided that comprise providing a lower frame comprising a movable glass piece disposed within an inner panel and...
US-8,572,897 Weatherstrip cinch clip
A weatherstrip cinch clip for an automobile including a substantially vertically aligned first wall, a substantially vertically aligned second wall extending...
US-D692,814 Vehicle front upper grille trim
US-D692,807 Vehicle front side grill
US-D692,806 Vehicle front lower grille
US-D692,804 Vehicle front lower grille
US-8,571,783 Controlling cylinder mixture and turbocharger operation
A method for controlling differences in exhaust gas residual amount for a two cylinder bank engine having at least one turbocharger is presented. In one...
US-8,571,476 Method and device for electronic communication between at least two communication devices
This invention relates to a method and an apparatus for electronic communication between at least two communication devices. To allow reliable connection setup...
US-8,569,903 Methods and systems for improved engine speed control during engine starting
A system for improving engine starting is disclosed. In one example, an engine starting is improved by providing a variable load to the engine during engine...
US-8,569,902 Methods and systems for engine starting
A system for improving engine starting is disclosed. In one example, an engine starting is improved by providing a predictable load to the engine during engine...
US-8,569,656 Electrical storage device heater for vehicle
A heater system for an electrical storage device, such as a high voltage traction battery, is connectable to an external AC power source maintain a proper...
US-8,569,641 Environmentally protected switch for water activated devices
An environmentally protected switch for activating a signalling device, such as a light source, powered by a battery and adapted for use with a conductive...
US-8,568,502 Spring clamp for an air filter housing
A spring clamp for providing a compressive load to a compression seal in an air filtration system for a vehicle. The spring clamp may be made of a plastic...
US-8,568,272 Method for starting an engine
A method for improving starting of an engine that may be repeatedly stopped and started is presented. In one example, the method adjusts a desired engine speed...
US-8,567,842 Transverse sliding/accommodation easy entry seat
A vehicle having a door opening defining a threshold. A slide system includes a track operably connected to the vehicle. A slide is linearly moveable relative...
US-8,567,821 Tubular beam with a crimped sleeve
An aluminum tubular beam is assembled to a steel box frame rail with a steel sleeve. The sleeve is connected by a crimp joint or by a hem flange to the tubular...
US-8,567,540 Drive unit for an electric hybrid vehicle
A drive unit for a hybrid electric motor vehicle includes a bevel pinion driveably connected to a power source, a bevel gear meshing with the bevel pinion and...
US-8,567,477 Mold core for forming a molding tool
A mold core package for forming a molding tool includes a plurality of stacked particulate layers having a binding agent. The plurality of stacked particulate...
US-8,567,375 System for improving engine crankcase ventilation via a conduit
A system for improving PCV flow of an engine is presented. The system can reduce engine oil consumption when an engine is exposed to lateral or centripetal...
US-8,567,370 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling exhaust emissions by adjusting a fuel injection into an engine cylinder from a plurality of fuel injectors...
US-8,567,365 Vacuum port having a flow disruptor
An intake system is provided. The intake system including an intake manifold coupled to an engine and a vacuum port located in said intake manifold and in an...
US-8,567,359 Feed forward control for electric variable valve operation
Periodic torque disturbances that affect cylinder valve operation are anticipated, and an appropriate reaction torque is provided by an electric motor to...
US-8,567,239 Method and system for determining vacuum leaks
A method for detecting leaks within a vacuum system is described. The method may detect vacuum system leaks responsive to vacuum pump speed. The method can...
US-8,567,223 Method and tool for expanding tubular members by electro-hydraulic forming
An electro-hydraulic forming tool having one or more electrodes for forming parts with sharp corners. The electrodes may be moved and sequentially discharged...
US-8,567,189 Twin scroll turbocharger with EGR takeoffs
Systems and methods for operating a twin scroll turbocharged engine with a junction configured to selectively control exhaust gas delivery to an exhaust gas...
US-D692,357 Vehicle windshield
US-8,565,990 Vehicle and method for controlling engine start in a vehicle
A vehicle includes a motor/generator, a starter motor, a disconnect clutch disposed between the engine and the motor/generator, and at least one clutch disposed...
US-8,562,484 Method and apparatus for starting a turbocharged engine in a hybrid vehicle
A vehicle with a modular hybrid transmission that has a combustion engine including a turbocharger and an e-machine use barometric pressure, road grade, and...
US-8,562,065 Vehicle trim panel having beverage retainer and method
A vehicle trim panel assembly is provided having a beverage retainer formed in a storage compartment on the door of an automotive vehicle. The trim panel...
US-8,562,058 Light module for upper and lower glove box bin
A vehicle storage compartment is provided having a housing defining an outer casing and an inner storage space and a shelf disposed within the inner storage...
US-8,561,587 Direct injection event-based engine starting
A method for starting an internal combustion engine having direct fuel injection, comprising of adjusting a number of direct injections per combustion cycle...
US-8,561,354 Lower door structure for flush glass system
An automobile door assembly is provided that includes an outer panel, an inner panel, a moveable glass piece having an inboard surface, wherein the moveable...
US-D691,930 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D691,929 Vehicle front upper grille
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