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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
US-D691,890 Fragrance bottle
US-8,301,358 Method of engine starting
An engine starting method is disclosed. In one example, engine operation is adjusted to reduce catalyst light off time. Exhaust temperatures may be increased...
US-8,299,907 Customer selectable vehicle notification sounds
A method and system for customizing vehicle interior sounds and other indicia associated with vehicle accessories and events. The method enables a vehicle...
US-8,298,810 Mycelium structure with self-attaching coverstock and method
A method of making a molded part, including adding a fungal inoculum with a liquid aggregate to form a mixture. The mixture is inserted into a mold cavity. The...
US-8,298,809 Method of making a hardened elongate structure from mycelium
A method of making a hardened elongate structure, including growing a live mycelium mat having branching hyphae. The live mycelium mat is layered to form a...
US-8,298,122 Control of parallel reaction brakes in a transmission
A method for controlling brakes of an automatic transmission including a first brake arranged in parallel with an overrunning brake between a planet pinion...
US-8,297,684 Folding armrest
A vehicle folding armrest assembly having a vehicle door movable within a door frame and having an armrest that is operable between a deployed position and a...
US-8,297,675 Interior trim part for a passenger compartment of a vehicle, and method for producing an interior trim part
An interior trim part for a passenger compartment of a vehicle has a shaped part which has a front side which forms a decorative wear layer of the interior trim...
US-8,297,667 Lockable latch
A lockable latch system includes an anchor bar rigidly connected to a vehicle and a rigid hook operably engaged with the anchor bar. A springboard is disposed...
US-8,297,263 Vacuum supply system
A method of operating a boosted engine system is described in which an ejector coupled with a fuel vapor purging system can generate vacuum during both purging...
US-8,297,255 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-8,297,248 Efficiency enhancement to a laser ignition system
A method for a laser ignition system to operate in at least two modes based on a four-stroke combustion cycle, wherein laser light energy is generated to ignite...
US-D669,830 Vehicle rear bumper cover license plate trim
US-D669,827 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-D669,826 Vehicle rear left/right bumper cover
US-8,296,042 Humidity detection via an exhaust gas sensor
Various systems and methods are described for operating an engine in a vehicle in response to an ambient humidity generated from an exhaust gas sensor. One...
US-8,296,033 Curve-related accident mitigation
A vehicle control system includes one or more driver intent detection devices to detect at least a curve-negotiating intention of a driver. The system also...
US-8,296,032 Hybrid vehicle and a method of control for improved power management
A hybrid vehicle and method of control. The method includes determining an engine torque command based on a request for vehicle acceleration or deceleration, a...
US-8,296,007 Embedded vehicle data recording tools for vehicle servicing
Various embodiments include tools for vehicle data recording for vehicle servicing. A methods, a computer for installation in a vehicle, and a computer program...
US-8,292,785 Control of torque direction transition in a powershift transmission
A method for controlling a torque direction transition in a dual clutch transmission includes decreasing a torque capacity of a transmission input clutch when...
US-8,292,357 Reinforced closed section assembly
A reinforced closed section assembly is provided wherein the assembly includes a closed section member defining a first hole on a first side and a second hole...
US-8,291,884 Multi-zone gaseous fuel high efficiency engine
An engine having cylinders capable of combusting gaseous fuel includes at least one spark plug per cylinder, a gaseous fuel injector extending into each...
US-8,291,870 Cooling systems
A cooling system for a vehicle having an internal combustion engine permits rapid warm-up of the engine by the use of two electrically-operated valves in...
US-8,290,697 Haptic apparatus and coaching method for improving vehicle fuel economy
An apparatus is disclosed that includes a haptic actuator operatively associated with a pedal assembly of the vehicle, a human-machine interface (HMI) for...
US-8,290,662 System and method for tire cornering power estimation and monitoring
A tire cornering power estimation and monitoring system, comprising a steering torque sensor, a steering wheel angle sensor, a yaw rate sensor, a lateral...
US-8,290,657 Direction determination for active park assist
A vehicle has a hybrid electric system and a parking assist system. The hybrid electric system includes at least one motor outputting a direction-indicating...
US-8,290,175 In-vehicle entertainment sound system
A method of recording a recommended plurality of audio signals (40) in an entertainment sound system (42) associated with an automotive vehicle (12)includes a...
US-8,289,145 Wireless seatbelt monitoring system
A wireless seatbelt monitoring system and method is provided for informing a driver that a seatbelt that should be latched is unlatched. The system includes a...
US-8,287,143 Supplementary power supply for portable electrical devices
A supplementary power supply and method for powering a portable electrical device such as a flashlight having a positive terminal and a negative terminal and...
US-8,286,471 Variable displacement engine diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for monitoring cylinder valve deactivation in an engine operating with a plurality of cylinder valves. One example method...
US-8,286,428 Inlet system for an engine
An apparatus for improving the performance of a radial compressor 36 forming part of an inlet system of an engine 10 is disclosed in which the configuration and...
US-8,286,389 Flange weatherstrip attachment
A seal weatherstrip retention assembly is provided that includes a flange having a lanced segment, wherein the lanced segment extends at an angled pitch away...
US-8,285,470 Engine transient mitigation for hybrid vehicles
A method and system for limiting a fast transient in an engine in a hybrid vehicle is provided. The predicted fuel loss percentage is calculated from an...
US-8,285,439 System and method for performing vehicle diagnostics
One aspect includes a system for monitoring a vehicle's health status. The system comprises a vehicle monitoring computer system configured to (1) receive...
US-8,284,042 System and method of vehicle passenger detection for rear seating rows
A system for detecting a passenger in a rear seating row of a vehicle and alerting an occupant of a vehicle when a passenger safety device in a rear row is not...
US-8,284,041 Method and apparatus for in-vehicle presence detection and driver alerting
A system for alerting a responsible party to the presence of an occupant in a passenger compartment of a vehicle includes a vibration sensor detecting movement...
US-8,284,038 System and method for indicating a vehicle driving mode
A display system for a vehicle is provided. The display system includes an information display that changes color based upon an operating state of a vehicle....
US-8,283,800 Vehicle control system with proximity switch and method thereof
A control system for controlling a position of a window and method thereof are provided. The control system includes a cover at least partially adapted to have...
US-8,283,153 Mycelium structures containing nanocomposite materials and method
A method of making a molded part, including forming a liquid aggregate from a mixture of finely ground aggregate and a fluid. A mixture of a fungal inoculum and...
US-8,282,368 Check valve
A check valve. An illustrative embodiment of the check valve includes a valve body, a plurality of discharge port openings having at least one of a non-uniform...
US-8,282,225 Active blindspot/lane departure detection mirror system
A system and method to polarize a reflective layer on a vehicle mirror to reveal a convex mirror to view objects in a vehicle blindspot includes a primary...
US-8,282,158 Vehicle body structure
A vehicle is provided with a pair of front pillars extending upward from a vehicle body. A pair of rails extends rearward from the pair of front pillars. A pair...
US-8,282,122 Airbag assembly
An airbag assembly for a motor vehicle is disclosed having an airbag 110 that is inflated by an inflator when the airbag 110 is deployed in accordance with a...
US-8,281,772 Glow plug heater control
Methods and systems for operating a glow plug are disclosed. In one example, current supplied to a glow plug can be controlled to promote combustion stability...
US-8,281,765 Spark timing adjustment based on vehicle acceleration
Systems, methods and a processor are provided for adjusting the spark timing of an internal combustion engine. The systems, methods and processor include...
US-8,281,578 Method for correcting an estimate of NH.sub.3 stored within a selective catalyst reduction system
A method for correcting an estimated amount of NH.sub.3 store within a SCR is described. In one example, SCR efficiency is determined from a NOx sensor output...
US-8,281,576 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....
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