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US-8,215,684 Vehicle stowage assembly having electromagnetic closure
A vehicle stowage assembly is provided that includes a compartment having an opening to allow access to the opening and a door proximate the opening. A ferrous...
US-8,215,444 Roll restrictor system for an automotive powertrain
A roll restrictor system for an automotive powertrain includes a first mounting pad located upon a powertrain component and a mounting bracket having an...
US-8,215,429 Generator power-based cold start strategy
A system and method for controlling engine starting in a hybrid electric vehicle that includes a battery, an engine and a generator acting as a motor control...
US-8,215,381 Method for controlling heat exchanger fluid flow
In an exemplary embodiment, a method to control excessive temperature changes in a coolant circuit includes providing a coolant circuit including a bypass flow...
US-8,215,291 Method and system for fuel vapor control
A method and system for fuel vapor control in a hybrid vehicle (HEV). The HEV fuel vapor recovery system includes a fuel tank isolation valve, which is normally...
US-8,215,113 Pedestal mounted turbocharger system for internal combustion engine
A turbocharger system for an internal combustion engine includes a turbocharger with a utility pedestal extending between the turbocharger and a mounting...
US-8,214,313 Turn rate calculation
A data store includes item configuration data for a plurality of configurations of an item and inventory mix rate data. A computing device is configured to...
US-8,214,134 Method and apparatus for a three dimensional fuel cut-off system
A three dimensional vehicle fuel cut-off system and method of accomplishing the same.
US-8,214,130 Hybrid vehicle propulsion system utilizing knock suppression
A hybrid vehicle propulsion system and method of operation have been provided. As one example, the system comprises an internal combustion engine including at...
US-8,214,129 Distinguishing the fuel admitted to a fuel system
A method for registering a content change in a fuel system of a motor vehicle, where the fuel system is configured to receive a first fuel and a second fuel...
US-8,211,197 Air cleaner filter assembly for motor vehicles operating in extreme weather conditions
A filter assembly for a motor-vehicle air cleaner includes a main filter, an auxiliary filter set apart from the main filter, and a filter mount fixed to and...
US-8,211,048 System and method for delivery of regional citrate anticoagulation to extracorporeal blood circuits
The present invention includes a comprehensive replacement fluid system and method for the delivery of regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) to extracorporeal...
US-8,210,828 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for pressurizing a transmission hydraulic circuit including a transmission mechanical pump coupled to an engine though a...
US-8,210,600 Aerodynamic package for an automotive vehicle
A vehicle having an aerodynamic splitter for the front of a vehicle is provided. The splitter includes a splitter panel which has a top surface adapted to be...
US-8,210,292 Compression system for internal combustion engine including a rotationally uncoupled exhaust gas turbine
As one example, a vehicle propulsion system is provided. The system includes: an engine with an intake air compressor and an exhaust gas turbine. Further, a...
US-8,210,156 Fuel system with electrically-controllable mechanical pressure regulator
A method for operating an engine direct injection fuel system is provided. The direct injection fuel system includes a mechanical fuel pressure regulator that...
US-8,210,148 Engine balance masses and drives
The present application relates to a drive and balance mass. In one example, an engine includes, a camshaft, a balance shaft disposed within an interior of the...
US-8,210,016 Multi-station dies for extruding teeth
A system for extruding teeth in a workpiece includes a first mandrel supported on a first press and including first die teeth that produce partially formed...
US-8,209,983 Turbocharger system for internal combustion engine with reduced footprint turbocharger mounting pedestal
A turbocharger system for an internal combustion engine includes a turbocharger with a utility pedestal extending between the turbocharger and a mounting point...
US-8,209,981 Methods and systems for engine control
Methods and systems for controlling an engine are provided. In some examples, the engine has at least a cylinder and a compression device coupled to an intake...
US-8,209,961 Engine-off ammonia vapor management system and method
A method of managing vapors generated from an ammonia-containing reductant delivery system for a vehicle is described. The method may include storing ammonia...
US-8,209,955 Reduction of particulate, NOx, and ammonia emissions
A method for controlling emissions from an engine includes reducing trapped nitrogen oxides to ammonia on an LNT catalyst while concurrently oxidizing soot...
US-8,209,110 Calibration scheme for an exhaust gas sensor
Various systems and methods are described for controlling an engine in a vehicle in response to an equilibrium value of an exhaust gas constituent generated...
US-8,209,109 Method for compensating an operating imbalance between different banks of a turbocharged engine
A method for controlling differences in cylinder mixtures for a two cylinder bank engine having a turbocharger is presented. In one example, the description...
US-8,209,081 Minimizing wheel speed and acceleration errors
A method for compensating for wheel speed and acceleration calculation errors comprising the steps of collecting a wheel speed signal, creating at least one...
US-8,209,073 Climate control system and method for optimizing energy consumption of a vehicle
A climate control system and method for optimizing energy consumption in a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is provided. By varying evaporator temperatures based...
US-8,207,841 Vehicle information display and method
An information display system for a vehicle includes an information display for displaying a plurality of selectable information display levels according to an...
US-8,207,698 Electric drive system for an automotive vehicle
An electric drive system in an automotive vehicle includes a controller for determining a condition of the electric drive system. The electric drive system...
US-8,207,084 Urea-resistant catalytic units and methods of using the same
According to at least one aspect of the present invention, a urea-resistant catalytic unit is provided. In at least one embodiment, the catalytic unit includes...
US-8,206,656 Freezable-liquid dispenser for motor vehicles
A liquid dispenser includes an exterior surface and an interior surface. The interior surface encloses a volume that tapers outwardly in a downward direction so...
US-8,206,204 Control unit heat management
A method of cooling an engine control unit (ECU) coupled to an engine in a vehicle having a cabin climate control system, comprising operating the vehicle cabin...
US-8,205,921 Extruded aluminum bumper having triggers
An energy absorbing extruded bumper for a vehicle is formed from a lightweight metal, preferably aluminum base alloy material. The extruded bumper includes an...
US-8,205,909 Active knee bolster for automotive vehicle
An active knee bolster for an automotive vehicle has a base which is attached to a supporting structure, such as a glove box. The base has an outer periphery...
US-8,205,709 Transmission fluid warming and cooling system
A system for heating and cooling the transmission fluid including a heat exchanger adapted to transfer heat between an engine coolant and a transmission fluid...
US-8,205,583 Cylinder charge temperature control for an internal combustion engine
A method is disclosed for operating an engine with a first cylinder providing a net flow of gases from the intake to the exhaust while combusting; and a second...
US-8,205,515 Rack bushing for an automotive steering system
A bushing for use in a hollow tube housing of a rack and pinion steering system. The bushing is formed as a generally cylindrical body having a central aperture...
US-8,205,461 Method and system for detecting low refrigerant charge and air conditioner protection system
A method and system for detecting a low charge condition in an air conditioner for a vehicle. The system first determines whether noise factors are present that...
US-8,205,443 Heat exchanging systems for motor vehicles
A heat exchanging system suitable for use in an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) circuit comprises a split EGR heat exchanger arrangement. Exhaust gas is used to...
US-8,204,667 Method for compensating for normal forces in antilock control
A method for controlling an antilock brake system on a vehicle, the method comprising calculating a prediction of tire normal forces and modifying a brake...
US-8,203,496 Top mount mast antenna reinforcement
A mounting apparatus for a top mount mast antenna includes a secondary mounting bracket positioned below the fender panel to stabilize the antenna attachment...
US-8,203,404 Vehicle power system and electrical contactor for use with same
A vehicle power system includes an electrical power source, an electrical bus, and a contactor electrically connected with the electrical power source and...
US-8,202,484 Combined exhaust gas aftertreatment device
The description relates to an exhaust gas purification system for exhaust gases that are emitted from an internal combustion engine, in particular a diesel...
US-8,201,875 Sub-frame for managing crash energy
A vehicle sub-frame structure including a forward zone, extending substantially in the transverse direction towards the front of the vehicle. The forward zone...
US-8,201,872 One-piece shotgun with impact energy absorber
A one-piece shotgun is configured to absorb impact energy when a front of the vehicle is impacted. The shotgun comprises an upper portion, a mid portion, and a...
US-8,200,414 Methods and systems for exhaust gas mixing
A method of operating an engine system is described in which a back-pressure valve of a low pressure EGR system can be modulated at a lower frequency during an...
US-8,200,411 Method and system for fuel vapor control
A method and system for fuel vapor control in a hybrid vehicle (HEV). The HEV fuel vapor recovery system includes a fuel tank isolation valve, which is normally...
US-8,200,404 Controlling wheel hop in a vehicle driveline
A method for controlling wheel-hop in a vehicle driveline includes detecting that a wheel-hop condition occurs upon determining an amplitude and frequency of...
US-8,197,924 Compostable interior panel for use in a vehicle and method of manufacture
A compostable interior panel for use in a vehicle includes an injection molded compostable polymer. A layer is disposed about the compostable polymer and...
US-8,197,909 Plasma coatings and method of making the same
According to at least one aspect of the present invention, a method is provided for forming a polymerized coating on a surface of a substrate. In at least one...
US-8,197,383 Multi-stroke hybrid propulsion system
A hybrid propulsion system for a vehicle and method of operation are described. In one example, the engine may operate in a two stroke cycle to provide...
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