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US-8,262,153 Vehicle pillar with opening having angled flange
A panel incorporated into a pillar of a vehicle body includes a base portion defining an opening, and a flange extending from an edge of the opening such that a...
US-8,262,131 Automotive knee bolster system
An automotive knee bolster system includes a cross-car beam, and a variable stiffness member attached to the cross-car beam and configured to absorb occupant...
US-8,261,702 Internal combustion engine with direct cooling of cylinder components
A multicylinder internal combustion engine includes a cylinder block, a cylinder head and a gasket mounted between the cylinder block and cylinder head. A...
US-8,261,536 Method to detect fuel vaporizer coking
A method of supplying fuel vapor to an exhaust aftertreatment device of a motor vehicle is provided. The method includes evaporating fuel on a voltage-biased,...
US-8,261,531 Hydrocarbon retaining system for flex-fuel combustion engine
Systems, methods, and computer readable storage media are described in which exhaust gas is routed to a hydrocarbon retaining device during starting, and purged...
US-8,260,530 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for mitigating engine pre-ignition based on a feed-forward likelihood of pre-ignition and feedback from a pre-ignition event....
US-8,260,518 Trailer sway control with reverse sensors
Reverse proximity sensors are used to determine an angle between a towed trailer and the towing vehicle. The trailer sway control determines a trailer angle of...
US-8,260,513 Producing vehicle creep through a transmission without a torque converter
A method for controlling creep in a vehicle having no transmission torque converter, includes operating an input clutch of the transmission at a desired clutch...
US-8,260,468 Aggregator, monitor, and manager of distributed demand response
The invention broadly encompasses a system including a database to store demand response data, the demand response data including demand response agreement...
US-8,259,423 Automotive vehicle charge port with fault interrupt circuit
An automotive vehicle includes a charge port integrated with the vehicle. The charge port includes electrical contacts configured to receive electrical power...
US-8,258,939 System and method for controlling one or more vehicle features based on driver status
In at least one embodiment, a device for controlling one or more vehicle features for a primary driver and a secondary driver is provided. The device comprises...
US-8,258,937 System for transmitting data between a hybrid electric vehicle and a remote transceiver
A method of transmitting driver specific vehicle data includes entering driver specific hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) operating parameter settings for a...
US-8,258,934 Vehicle and method of advising a driver therein
A vehicle may include a driver interface and at least once controller operatively arranged with the interface. The at least one controller may be configured to...
US-8,258,702 Ambient LED lighting system and method
In at least one embodiment, an ambient lighting system comprising a lighting module and a controller is provided. The lighting module is configured to drive a...
US-8,257,222 Preventing gear shift cycling of a hybrid electric vehicle
In a powertrain for a motor vehicle that includes a power source, a transmission driveably connected to the power source and wheels of the vehicle, an electric...
US-8,257,217 Infinitely variable transmission with offset output shaft
An infinitely variable power transmission comprising an input shaft, a layshaft, a variator transmitting power from the input shaft to the layshaft, an output...
US-8,257,216 Infinitely variable transmission
An infinitely variable power transmission comprising an input shaft, a layshaft driven by the input shaft via internal/external gearing, a toroidal variator,...
US-8,256,807 In-bumper storage tray for automotive vehicle
For conveniently storing items aboard an automotive vehicle, a storage tray is movable between a stowed position housed within a bumper and an access position...
US-8,256,395 Engine cover having a retainer to secure an engine accessory
A cover has an aperture through which an accessory gains access to the interior side of the cover and a cavity. The accessory may be any kind of sensor or...
US-8,256,215 Fuel efficient hydraulic power steering
A hydraulic power steering system that maintains proportional pressure control between an input side of a gear and assist pressures internal to the steering...
US-8,256,213 Cylinder head for an internal combustion engine
A cylinder head has at least three cylinders each coupled to at least one exhaust port, individual exhaust ducts coupled to each of the exhaust ports, and a...
US-8,256,205 Exhaust system with a NO.sub.x sensor
Various systems and methods are described for controlling a NOx sensor coupled to an engine exhaust system in a motor vehicle. One example method comprises...
US-8,255,142 Enhanced powertrain performance during knock control
Various systems and methods are described for controlling combustion stability in an engine driving a transmission. One example method comprises limiting...
US-8,255,130 Closed-loop torque phase control for shifting automatic transmission gear ratios based on friction element load...
A closed loop shift control apparatus and method based on friction element load controls a torque transfer phase when shifting from a low gear configuration to...
US-8,255,118 Vehicle control system with advanced tire monitoring
A control system (11) for a vehicle (10) includes vehicle dynamics sensors (35-47) providing a vehicle dynamics signal. Tire monitoring system sensors (20) in...
US-8,255,117 Vehicle control system with advanced tire monitoring
A control system (11) for a vehicle (10) includes vehicle dynamics sensors (35-47) providing a vehicle dynamics signal. Tire monitoring system sensors (20) in...
US-8,253,376 Reactive power battery charging apparatus and method of operating same
A battery charger may be capable of receiving power from a power distribution circuit. The charger may be configured to receive a request for reactive power...
US-8,251,463 Vehicle regenerative braking system with system monitor and redundant control capability
A system for providing regenerative and friction braking in a vehicle includes a brake controller for determining a desired rate of deceleration from sensor...
US-8,251,440 Multi-segmented headliner having longitudinal joint
The multi-segmented headliner for a vehicle includes an elongated intermediate segment, an elongated first side segment, and an elongated second side segment....
US-8,251,438 Front-end structure of a motor vehicle
Forward structure of a motor vehicle includes a frame structure, a bumper beam disposed forward of and connected to the frame structure, and a radiator frame...
US-8,251,434 Fastener cover extension providing buckling path during side impact
A vehicle door construction having a 360.degree. grab handle includes a fastener cover that conceals a fastener hole in an A-surface of the vehicle door and...
US-8,251,426 Collapsible seat construction for a vehicle
A stowable seat 10 for a motor vehicle 1, and in particular for a van, having a moveable bulkhead 9 is disclosed in which a backrest 11 of the seat 10 is stowed...
US-8,251,171 Lattice structure for a distensible fuel tank
A distensible fuel tank included in a vehicle is provided. The fuel tank may include a housing enclosing a lattice structure including at least two intersecting...
US-8,251,046 Fuel system for an internal combustion engine
A fuel system for a diesel engine has both a low pressure pump, which extracts fuel from the fuel tank, and a high pressure pump, which is fed by the low...
US-8,251,044 Vehicle control system
A method is provided for controlling an engine via an outlet control device of an intake manifold, such as via variable valve lift operation. The engine may...
US-8,251,024 Cooling system expansion tank
An expansion tank for an engine cooling system comprises a housing forming a main chamber and a swirl chamber, the swirl chamber being defined by a cylindrical...
US-8,250,914 Apparatuses, methods and systems for parking brake tensioning fixture
The present invention provides a parking brake tensioning apparatus, method, and system. Generally described, the device is for adjusting the tension cable of a...
US-8,250,866 EGR extraction immediately downstream pre-turbo catalyst
A turbocharged, diesel engine has a small catalyst provided upstream of the turbocharger with EGR collected from the exhaust stream downstream of the catalyst...
US-8,250,865 Using compressed intake air to clean engine exhaust gas recirculation cooler
Systems and methods for using compressed intake air that is free of soot particles to clean the EGR cooler of an internal combustion engine having a...
US-8,249,796 Engine control with valve operation monitoring using camshaft position sensing
A system or method for controlling a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine operable in a reduced displacement mode with at least one valve or cylinder...
US-8,249,795 Method for detection of emissions levels during extended engine speed controlled operation
A method for detection of emissions levels during extended engine speed controlled operation is provided. The method includes monitoring mass airflow passing...
US-8,249,749 Climate control system and method for optimizing energy consumption of a vehicle
A climate control system includes a control head having a warmer/cooler temperature control for providing relative thermal comfort. A thermal comfort rating...
US-8,249,740 Computer-implemented method and system for determining a material utilization for part assemblies
Various embodiments may include determining a material utilization for one or more assemblies having a plurality of parts. Offal data for one or more parts...
US-8,248,221 Method and system for displaying recovered energy for a hybrid electric vehicle
An information display configured to display one or more energy efficiency values of a vehicle. The information display system may comprise an information...
US-8,247,126 Anode loop pressure control in PEM fuel cell system
A method of controlling pressure of a fuel gas in a fuel cell stack is disclosed. The method includes establishing a specification for a fuel gas/oxidant gas...
US-8,246,817 Deionization filter for fuel cell vehicle coolant
A novel deionization filter for removing ions from a coolant in an electric fuel cell vehicle cooling system is disclosed. The deionization filter includes a...
US-8,246,109 Vehicle roof module
A vehicle roof module includes a front extruded cross member, a first pair of nodes each received in an end region of the front cross member, a first and a...
US-8,246,091 Inertia-locking reactive bumper for motor vehicle
An energy-absorbing front end structure for a motor vehicle includes a pair of frame rails, struts (crushable members) made movable relative to the frame rails...
US-8,246,021 Body mount with plug-in damping device for vehicles
A plug-in hydraulic body to frame mounting assembly is mounted to a conventional elastomeric body mount device to increase the control of vibration from the...
US-8,245,701 Coordination of HP and LP EGR
A method for charging an intake manifold of an engine comprises adjusting an LP EGR flow rate and an uncooled HP EGR flow rate within first limits to maintain a...
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