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US-8,191,535 Sleeve hydrocarbon trap
A sleeve hydrocarbon trap is provided. In some examples, the sleeve hydrocarbon trap includes a hydrocarbon adsorbing sleeve, the sleeve adapted to be...
US-8,191,533 Fuel delivery system diagnostics after shut-down
A method for operation of an engine fuel system includes initiating a mitigating action based on a fuel rail pressure response, the fuel rail pressure response...
US-8,191,525 System for improving gas distribution in an intake manifold
A system for improving distribution of gases within an intake manifold of an engine is presented. The system may be used to improve engine air-fuel control. In...
US-8,191,514 Ignition control for reformate engine
During operation of a spark ignition engine, an ignition system produces an output (e.g., breakdown voltage, peak secondary coil current, and spark duration)...
US-8,191,356 Liquid injector assembly with a flanged connector connection
A system for injecting from an injector into a duct of an engine system is provided. The system may include a first flange on a duct connection side, a second...
US-8,191,355 Method to reduce engine emissions for an engine capable of multi-stroke operation and having a catalyst
A method to control valves in a cylinder operating in a multi-stroke cylinder mode. Valves are controlled to improve engine emissions as operating conditions vary.
US-8,191,354 Method and aftertreatment configuration to reduce engine cold-start NOx emissions
Systems and methods for reducing NOx emissions using a branched exhaust system with a first and second turbine including an emission-control device containing a...
US-8,190,350 Micro-hybrid motor vehicle
A micro-hybrid motor vehicle 2 having an engine 5 started by an electrical starter 6 is disclosed having a starter system that adaptively responds to ageing of...
US-8,190,325 System and method for displaying an instantaneous fuel economy of a vehicle
An information display system and method are provided for displaying an energy efficiency of a vehicle. The vehicle may include an engine and an electric...
US-8,190,319 Adaptive real-time driver advisory control for a hybrid electric vehicle to achieve fuel economy improvement
A vehicle powertrain controller includes a fuzzy logic-based adaptive algorithm with a learning capability that estimates a driver's long term driving...
US-8,188,720 Multi-phase DC-DC converter control
A system and method of controlling a multi-phase DC-DC converter having a first phase-leg and a second phase-leg using a single current sensor and a controller...
US-8,187,141 Planet pinion carrier for a gearset
A carrier assembly for an automatic transmission includes a first plate, a second plate spaced along an axis from the first plate, a third plate spaced axially...
US-8,187,139 Planetary kinematic arrangement suitable for idle engine stop
A multiple speed power transmission, comprising: a gearbox input shaft; an output shaft; and a collection of gears, friction clutches, and passive couplers...
US-8,187,133 Fatigue resistant transverse lubrication passage for transmission shafts
A lubrication system for transporting lubrication oil in an automatic transmission includes a radial lubrication passage opening at a hole in an outer...
US-8,186,752 Vehicle body structure
A vehicle body structure having improved roof support characteristics is provided. The structure includes a roof rail integral to an A-pillar and a support...
US-8,186,708 Asymmetric side airbag for improved head and neck protection
A side airbag for an automotive vehicle includes an outboard panel having a perimeter edge and a first vertical length, and an inboard panel having a perimeter...
US-8,186,327 Oil supply system for internal combustion engine with dual mode pressure limiting valve
A lubricating oil supply system for internal combustion engine includes an oil reservoir and oil pump connected with a lubrication distribution network...
US-D660,772 Vehicle wheel
US-D660,766 Vehicle wheel
US-D660,765 Vehicle wheel
US-8,185,302 Conservational vehicle routing
A route-determination method includes gathering road-related data in a vehicle navigation system (VNS) for a plurality of routes between two locations. This may...
US-8,184,820 Indirect acoustic transfer control of noise
A noise control system is directed to the path along which the noise is transmitted from the source of the noise being generated to the receiver of the noise in...
US-8,182,238 Variable displacement transmission pump control
A system for controlling fluid flow rates in a transmission includes a pump having variable displacement and providing a pressurized fluid source, a regulating...
US-8,182,017 Stowable child seat for automotive vehicles
A child seat mount assembly, a seat for mounting a child seat, and a passenger vehicle having a stowable child seat are provided. A seat back is connected to...
US-8,181,987 Air bag deployment door with force transmitting hinge
An air bag deployment apparatus is provided for use in an air bag deployment system of an automotive vehicle. The apparatus has a support base for attachment to...
US-8,181,676 Temporary mobility kit with inadvertant flow prevention techniques
The present disclosure relates to temporary mobility kits that repair punctured tires. Some embodiments of the kit include an air compressor; a sealant assembly...
US-8,181,636 Bi-fuel engine using hydrogen
A method is disclosed for making a transition from fueling an engine with hydrogen to another fuel. That other fuel may be gasoline, a gasoline and alcohol...
US-8,181,631 Hydrocarbon storage canister purge system and method
A hydrocarbon canister purge system includes a hydrocarbon storage canister, a fuel tank disposed in fluid communication with the hydrocarbon storage canister,...
US-8,181,629 Engine and exhaust heating for hybrid vehicle
A method for controlling a vehicle engine having a plurality of cylinders and an electric motor configured to rotate the engine is provided. The method...
US-8,181,621 Internal combustion engine with dynamic balancing system
An internal combustion engine having a crankshaft and first and second balance shafts which are gear driven from one to the other, as a unilateral tensioning...
US-8,181,457 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-8,181,452 Particulate filter regeneration during engine shutdown
Various systems and method are described for controlling an engine having an exhaust system which includes a particulate filter. One example method comprises,...
US-D660,484 Vehicle taillight
US-D660,483 Vehicle taillight
US-D660,482 Vehicle headlight
US-D660,481 Vehicle headlight
US-D660,480 Vehicle foglight
US-D660,479 Vehicle park lamp
US-D660,478 Vehicle foglight
US-8,180,553 Controlling cylinder mixture and turbocharger operation
A method for controlling differences in exhaust gas residual amount for a two cylinder bank engine having at least one turbocharger is presented. In one...
US-8,180,549 Method for controlling a clutch
A method of controlling a clutch in a motor vehicle and a motor vehicle adapted to perform this method are suggested, in particular resulting in a good starting...
US-8,180,547 Telematics system and method for traction reporting and control in a vehicle
In one embodiment, a system and method are provided for detecting a slip condition between a vehicle tire and a road surface, processing contemporaneous vehicle...
US-8,180,538 Adapting stroke pressure of a transmission control element
A method for controlling a transmission includes applying a reference stroke pressure to an oncoming control element while executing a downshift to a target...
US-8,180,511 Hybrid vehicle control apparatus and method
A hybrid vehicle has an internal combustion engine 2 and a flywheel 9. Storage and release of energy by the flywheel 9 is enabled by a continuously variable...
US-8,180,509 Tail pipe emissions mode control for hybrid electric vehicles
A hybrid electric vehicle has a propulsion system including an internal combustion engine (ICE) and an electric motor each configured to operate in parallel and...
US-8,179,274 Child seat monitoring system
A vehicle system for communicating with a child seat is provided with a receiver configured for receiving a seat sensor signal from a child seat controller. A...
US-8,179,245 Plug-in vehicle with recharging port having display and lights
A plug-in vehicle includes a vehicle body having an outer panel, a propulsion unit such as an electric motor, a rechargeable battery, a recharging port...
US-8,178,249 Fuel cell humidity control system and method
A control system for controlling the amount of water in at least one fluid stream that is passed through a fuel cell stack comprises a humidifier arrangement, a...
US-8,177,686 Transmission torque converter clutch control
A method for controlling a vehicle torque converter lockup clutch during a deceleration coasting event includes producing slip across the clutch by reducing the...
US-8,177,685 Method for shifting gears in a dual clutch transmission
A method for shifting gears in a dual clutch transmission within a motor vehicle and a motor vehicle implementing said method are suggested providing a smooth...
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