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US-8,231,183 Traction control method
A traction control method is provided for dynamically maintaining safe driving traction between a tire (12) and a driving surface in a decelerating motor...
US-8,230,987 Fluid diverter
A fluid diverter comprising: a fluid diverting structure having a top, fluid striking surface having side and rear walls and a forward mouth, the side and rear...
US-8,230,843 Cooler bypass to reduce condensate in a low-pressure EGR system
Various systems and methods are described for an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system including an EGR cooler coupled to a turbocharged engine in a vehicle....
US-8,230,826 Selectively storing reformate
Systems and methods are provided for selectively storing gaseous reformate output by a fuel reformer for fueling an engine. Carbon monoxide produced by a fuel...
US-8,230,739 Rotational speed sensor assembly
A sensed element is disclosed for incorporation into an apparatus that includes a rotatable shaft. The sensed element includes at least one sensor-detectible...
US-8,230,733 Spring member test apparatus
An apparatus is provided for loading a spring member secured on the apparatus. The apparatus includes a first mechanism for applying a translational loading to...
US-8,230,675 Discharging stored EGR in boosted engine system
A method for controlling an engine with exhaust gas recirculation is provided. The method comprises directing EGR from exhaust downstream of an...
US-8,230,597 Forming preforms and parts therefrom
A method for forming a component includes forming a workpiece into a hollow preform cylinder concentric with an axis and including an inner surface that extends...
US-D664,483 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-D664,481 Vehicle lower grille
US-D664,480 Vehicle upper grille
US-D664,479 Vehicle upper grille
US-8,227,233 Method of making foamed mycelium structure
A method of making a molded part, including forming a liquid aggregate from a mixture of finely ground aggregate and a fluid. A mixture of a fungal inoculum and...
US-8,227,225 Plasticized mycelium composite and method
A method of making a plasticized mycelium structure, including dissolving a soluble polymer in a liquid thereby forming a polymer solution of polymer particles....
US-8,227,224 Method of making molded part comprising mycelium coupled to mechanical device
A method of making a molded part, including forming a liquid aggregate. A fungal inoculum and the liquid aggregate are inserted into a mold cavity. A portion of...
US-8,225,597 System for reducing NOx in exhaust
A system and method for NOx reduction is described, with a catalytic unit including a first zeolite catalyst with a first NOx conversion performance in a first...
US-RE43,537 Integrated passenger vehicle trailer brake controller
A trailer brake controller 10 for use in a passenger vehicle 12 is provided, including a control element 11 positioned within the passenger vehicle 12, a...
US-8,224,529 Self powered steering wheel angle sensor
A steering wheel angle detection system having a steering wheel angle sensor, a generator and a controller memory such that when a vehicle ignition is powered...
US-8,224,523 Automatic emergency call language provisioning
A method of language provisioning includes receiving a language designation as part of a packet sent from a communication point. The method also includes...
US-8,224,513 Torque modulation control of a hybrid electric vehicle
In a powertrain for motor vehicle that includes an engine, a first electric machine and a second electric machine, each machine being able to function...
US-8,221,930 Bipolar separators with improved fluid distribution
A fuel cell separator having a first plate, the first plate including an active surface comprising a reactant flow field and a header fluidly connected thereto,...
US-8,221,042 Anti-rotation fastener for an automotive component and panel
An automotive fastener for insertion into a slotted aperture is provided with a head, a base with an elongated cross-section sized to fit within the slotted...
US-8,220,869 Temperature-and-humidity-controlled head restraint
A temperature-controlled head-restraint system is provided. A head restraint includes various layers of material, such as a core, cushion, and trim cover....
US-8,220,820 Trailer hitch immobilizer
A trailer hitch immobilizer is provided. The trailer hitch immobilizer includes a first face operatively configured to block an aperture defined by a hitch...
US-8,220,581 Subframe locating device
The invention relates to a device for locating a subframe to a vehicle body having a control hole. The device comprises a pin attached to the subframe and...
US-8,220,579 Seatbelt use promotion system and method
Seatbelt use is promoted by determining whether a seat is occupied and then determining whether the seatbelt associated with the seat is buckled. When the seat...
US-8,220,430 Intake system for internal combustion engine
An intake system for an internal combustion engine includes a cylinder head and an intake manifold attached to the cylinder head. A labyrinth seal is interposed...
US-8,220,427 VCT active lock pin control
A spool valve 10 for a variable camshaft timing (VCT) phaser for an internal combustion engine comprises a spool 11 slidable in a bore 12 in a valve sleeve 13,...
US-8,220,203 Sliding door tambour close out panel
A cover assembly for an opening in a sliding vehicle door system including a linkage arm operably associated with the vehicle door and a vehicle body. Also...
US-D663,873 Vehicle taillight
US-D663,673 Vehicle wheel
US-D663,672 Vehicle wheel
US-D663,671 Vehicle wheel cover
US-D663,662 Vehicle mirror
US-D663,660 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
US-D663,659 Vehicle rear upper bumper cover
US-8,219,287 System and method for integration of crash signature sensor in vehicle side impact sensing
A system and method for performing side impact sensing in a vehicle including at least one side impact zone is provided. The system comprises a controller and...
US-8,219,283 Active steering nibble control algorithm for electric steering systems
A system and method for actively cancelling steering nibble and/or brake judder in an electric power steering system using a controller and an electric motor by...
US-8,219,282 System for dynamically determining vehicle rear/trunk loading for use in a vehicle control system
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a pitch rate sensor (37) generating a pitch rate signal, a longitudinal acceleration...
US-8,218,135 System and method for stereo photography
A system and method for stereo photography is provided. The system comprises a first light source, a second light source and a photodetector. The first light...
US-8,217,938 Method and apparatus for determining item orientation
A computer-implemented method and computer software for calculating an orientation for an item. A bounding cube is constructed which encompasses a mesh...
US-8,216,112 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Systems and methods are provided for controlling a vehicle system including an engine that is selectively shut-down during engine idle-stop conditions, the...
US-8,215,880 Servo motor for actuating a mandrel while extruding helical teeth
An apparatus for extruding helical teeth in a gear blank includes a press including a die plate and a die base, the die plate being movable along an axis...
US-8,215,691 Cargo access and retention system for a passenger vehicle
An improved access and retention system for sedans includes a protective cover for safeguarding a lower peripheral region of a rear cargo region while loading,...
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...
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