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US-8,267,067 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-8,267,066 Method and system for controlling fuel usage
Methods and systems are provided for improving fluid usage while addressing knock by adjusting the use of spark retard and direct injection of a fluid based on...
US-8,267,065 Method for controlling low temperature combustion
A method for adjusting fuel injection of an engine is disclosed. In one example, fuel injection timing is adjusted to account for fuels having different cetane...
US-8,266,841 Weatherstrip system for automotive vehicle door
A weatherstrip for the outer belt of a an automotive door includes a controllably compliant sealing element configured with tip-conjoined leaves which afford...
US-8,266,833 Showcase display badge
A vehicle showcase display badge is provided which includes a bezel, a substantially transparent front lens, and a rear lens comprising a light transparent...
US-D667,356 Vehicle wheel cover
US-D667,355 Vehicle wheel
US-D667,354 Vehicle windshield
US-D667,341 Vehicle exterior
US-8,265,859 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-8,265,856 Pre-delivery strategy for diesel-engine vehicles
A method to supply fuel to an engine of a vehicle is provided. The method includes adjusting a direct injection of fuel into a cylinder of the engine based on...
US-8,265,842 Electronic locking differential
A method for controlling a clutch of an electronic locking differential for a vehicle includes determining either that a speed of the vehicle is less than a...
US-8,264,207 Method and system for pulse charging an automotive battery
A pulse charging profile for a vehicle battery is synchronized with driver or vehicle demanded current disturbances by phase tracking the fundamental frequency...
US-8,263,033 Palladium-contaning oxidation catalyst
According to one aspect of the present invention, a palladium-containing oxidation catalyst is provided. In one embodiment, the palladium-containing oxidation...
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...
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