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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
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...
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