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US-8,245,691 Engine and exhaust heating
A method for controlling a vehicle engine having a plurality of cylinders is provided. The method comprises: during engine idling, advancing spark timing of at...
US-8,245,690 Direct injection alcohol engine with boost and spark control
Boosted engine operation and spark timing of an engine may be adjusted with alcohol content of the fuel in a direct injection engine. Further, various...
US-8,245,685 Lubrication and sealing system for internal combustion engine
A sealing and lubrication system includes first and second machine components with a combination sealing and lubrication directing gasket mounted between the...
US-8,245,671 Operating an engine with reformate
The present description relates to operation and control of a fuel reformer. In one embodiment, an engine constituent is adjusted in response to limiting an...
US-8,245,511 Cylinder block mounted pedestal and 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 hard point...
US-8,245,502 Emission control system with an optimized reductant injection model
According to at least one aspect of the present invention, there is provided an emission control system which includes a reductant injector injecting a...
US-8,245,499 Control method for temporarily increasing the exhaust gas temperature
The invention relates to a control method for increasing the exhaust gas temperature of an internal combustion engine by increasing the exhaust back-pressure,...
US-8,244,448 Vehicle having remote start and garage door control
The subject of the present invention is a method for remote starting an internal combustion engine of a vehicle. The method includes detecting a wireless remote...
US-8,244,445 Stuck vehicle with time and pedal related traction control
A method for controlling a powertrain of a vehicle is provided for traction control. The method comprises controlling wheel slip to a first amount, the first...
US-8,244,437 Method and system for restraint deployment using lateral kinetic energy
A safety system for a motor vehicle has a yaw rate sensor for detecting a yaw rate of the vehicle and impact sensors for detecting a side impact. A control...
US-8,242,725 Method for operating sensorless and brushless motors
A method of aligning a sensorless brushless polyphase DC motor including aligning a rotor to a known stopped position with respect to at least one coil during a...
US-8,242,132 Methods and compositions for alleviating stuttering
Methods of treating stuttering include treating people with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor modulators, including cyclopyrrolones. A second active agent...
US-8,241,579 Diesel exhaust gas treatment system
A catalyst composition for facilitating the oxidation of soot from diesel engine exhaust is provided. The catalyst composition includes a catalytic metal...
US-8,241,382 Air cleaner for motor vehicles operating in extreme weather conditions
A motor-vehicle air cleaner comprises the filter assembly, an air-cleaner housing configured to fittably and removably accommodate the filter assembly and to...
US-8,241,177 Methods and systems for turbocharger control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle engine, the engine including a turbocharger and a transmission. One example method comprises,...
US-8,241,176 Control of an engine restart in a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for restarting an engine in a hybrid electric powertrain includes using an auxiliary pump while the engine is shutdown to maintain stroke pressure in...
US-8,241,097 Environmental control system and method for a battery in a vehicle
An environmental control system for a battery in a vehicle includes an air intake for receiving ambient air from outside the vehicle. A duct system provides...
US-8,240,707 Inflatable curtain airbag systems
A curtain airbag system includes a sail panel. The sail panel may be attached with an inflatable curtain of the curtain airbag system.
US-8,240,412 Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
A method of operating a hybrid vehicle propulsion system includes selectively operating the engine to consume fuel stored on-board the vehicle based on a...
US-8,240,297 Direct-start engine operation utilizing multi-strike ignition
A method for engine starting is provided. The method may include performing idle-stop operation, and during a subsequent re-start, applying multi-strike...
US-8,240,294 Cooled EGR system for coolant heating during cold engine start
Various systems and method for heating an engine in a vehicle during a cold start are described. In one example, thermal efficiency of the engine is improved by...
US-8,240,194 Methods and systems for diagnostics of an emission system with more than one SCR region
Methods and systems for controlling and/or diagnosing an emission control system of a vehicle having a first SCR region upstream of a second SCR region are...
US-8,240,136 SCR catalyst heating control
Various systems and methods are described for controlling a selective catalytic reduction system coupled to an exhaust system of an engine, the selective...
US-8,240,135 Exhaust system mixing device
A mixing device comprises a circular disc of fin sections positioned so as to create openings in the inner and outer regions of the mixing device that generate...
US-8,240,132 Catalyst system for the reduction of NO.sub.x and NH.sub.3 emissions
This catalyst system simultaneously removes ammonia and enhances net NO, conversion by placing an NH.sub.3-SCR catalyst formulation downstream of a lean...
US-8,239,126 Method and device for evaluating the driving style of a driver in a motor vehicle with respect to the use of fuel
The disclosure describes a method and a system for evaluating the driving style of a driver in a motor vehicle with respect to the use of fuel. A disclosed...
US-8,239,122 Vehicle surge and spark timing control
A method is described for operating an engine of a vehicle, the engine having a combustion chamber. The method may include controlling a stability of the...
US-8,239,113 Vehicle response during vehicle acceleration conditions
A vehicle control method for a vehicle having powertrain with an internal combustion engine and a transmission having a clutch, the method comprising of...
US-8,239,112 Pressure, tire force and friction estimation during antilock control
A method for estimating a brake pressure, a longitudinal tire force and a tire-road .mu. during periods of antilock control that measures deceleration of a...
US-8,239,109 Output shaft speed sensor based anti-lock braking system
An anti-lock braking system (ABS) calculates driven wheel speed without any sensors on the driven axle assembly. A powertrain control module (PCM) receives...
US-8,239,101 Vehicular safety systems status display
Apparatus for a road vehicle has a plurality of deployable devices, each performing a crash safety function. A device controller controls deployment of a...
US-8,239,082 Method and system for enhancing fuel economy of a hybrid electric vehicle
A method and system is disclosed for enhancing fuel economy of a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) with a high-voltage storage battery and a heat transfer device....
US-8,237,554 System and method for programming keys to vehicle to establish primary and secondary drivers
In at least one embodiment, a method for programming keys to a vehicle to establish primary keys and secondary keys to control vehicle functionality is...
US-8,235,865 Automated transmission and method of controlling the same
An automated gear shift transmission and method of controlling the same are described. The transmission is installed in a motor vehicle comprising several...
US-8,235,463 Child seat tethering system
A system and method to tether a child seat to a vehicle seat is disclosed. The child seat has a latch strap engaging with a lower back of the child seat and a...
US-8,235,432 Supplemental side impact protection system for automotive vehicle
A supplemental impact protection system for an automotive vehicle includes an external energy management structure having a first position for normal vehicle...
US-8,235,024 Directly injected internal combustion engine system
An engine system for a vehicle, comprising of a combustion chamber, a first in-cylinder direct injector configured to deliver a first substance including at...
US-8,235,022 Oil supply system for internal combustion engine
A lubricating oil supply system for internal combustion engine includes an oil reservoir and oil pump connected with a lubrication distribution network...
US-8,234,867 Turbocharger system for internal combustion engine with internal isolated turbocharger oil drainback passage
A turbocharger system for an internal combustion engine includes a turbocharger with a utility pedestal extending between the turbocharger and the hard point...
US-D665,111 Vehicle taillight
US-D665,110 Vehicle headlight
US-D665,109 Vehicle auxiliary lamp
US-D664,905 Vehicle hood
US-D664,903 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-D664,902 Vehicle front upper bumper cover
US-D664,900 Vehicle lower grille
US-D664,899 Vehicle upper grille
US-8,233,294 Method and system for controlling a power converter system connected to a DC-bus capacitor
A method and system for controlling a power converter system with first, second, and third phase legs with respective first, second, and third associated phase...
US-8,232,669 Energy conversion system for a vehicle
An energy conversion system transfers energy between an energy source, or storage unit, and an electric device via a first port and a second port and at least...
US-8,232,026 Bipolar plates for electrochemical cells
In one embodiment, an electrochemical cell such as a fuel cell is provided to include a bipolar plate. The bipolar plate includes a metal substrate defining at...
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