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US-8,150,582 Systems and methods for decoupling steering rack force disturbances in electric steering
A system for decoupling steering rack force disturbances in electric steering may comprise a steering wheel angle sensor, a yaw rate sensor, a lateral...
US-8,147,377 Control strategy for multi-mode vehicle propulsion system
A method for controlling a vehicle operation in the transmission lash region. One method includes transitioning a combustion mode of a cylinder, and varying a...
US-8,147,373 Control of a dry, dual-clutch transmission during an engine restart of a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for controlling an engine restart in a hybrid electric powertrain, including the steps of stopping the engine, using an electric power source and an...
US-8,146,977 Vehicular seating system
A vehicular seating system includes a seat cushion pivotably attached to a support structure, with the said seat cushion having a stowed position and a deployed...
US-8,146,622 Switch and hose-valve connection arrangement for vehicle temporary mobility kit
A temporary mobility kit to minimize or prevent the inadvertent outflow of tire sealant is provided. The temporary mobility kit includes a switch-inflator...
US-8,146,565 Reducing noise, vibration, and harshness in a variable displacement engine
A method for operating an engine of a vehicle, the engine having one or more deactivatable cylinders, the method including controlling the stability of a...
US-8,146,557 Direct injection event-based engine starting
A method for starting an internal combustion engine having direct fuel injection, comprising of adjusting a number of direct injections per combustion cycle...
US-8,146,543 Cylinder head for an internal combustion engine
A cylinder head for an internal combustion engine has at least two cylinders, each cylinder having an outlet opening for discharging the exhaust gases out of...
US-8,146,541 Method for improving transient engine operation
A method for operating an engine with a fuel reformer is presented. In one embodiment a method for operating an engine by injecting a gaseous fuel and a liquid...
US-8,146,359 Dual inlet turbocharger system for internal combustion engine
A dual-inlet turbocharger system for internal combustion engine includes a single-shaft turbocharger with a dual-inlet compressor section. An air router...
US-8,146,352 Diesel particulate filter control
Methods and systems are provided for managing particulate emissions in an engine including a particulate filter and a CO.sub.2 sensor downstream of the filter....
US-8,146,343 Approach for injecting a reductant
A method of operating an internal combustion engine having a reductant delivery and storage system in an emission control system is disclosed. The method...
US-D656,961 Component of a V-engine inboard-intake manifold cover
US-8,145,589 Method and system for application support knowledge transfer between information technology organizations
A computer network system for implementing a knowledge transfer process includes one or more local computers. The processors of the computers may access a...
US-8,145,410 Variable displacement engine operation with NVH management
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine operable with a first cylinder firing frequency and a second cylinder firing frequency to...
US-8,145,409 Approach for determining exhaust gas sensor degradation
A method for determining degradation of an exhaust gas sensor positioned in an exhaust system for an internal combustion engine of a vehicle is provided. The...
US-8,144,889 Noise control system using smart materials
A noise control system operable within a box-like structure provided by the dual bulkhead plenum of the vehicle dashboard positioned within the transfer path...
US-8,142,329 Controlling torque in a flywheel powertrain
A method for controlling a powertrain for an automotive vehicle includes determining a desired flywheel torque, determining, with reference to the desired...
US-8,142,313 Hydraulic tensioner with overtravel limiter
A hydraulic tensioner for a drive system, including a flexible, inextensible drive element, has a bi-directional travel limiter associated with a hydraulically...
US-8,141,935 Door trim moving applique
A sliding door panel for covering an opening in a trim panel of a sliding door includes a bracket having a first guiding member. The sliding door panel includes...
US-8,141,904 Energy absorbing structure for a vehicle
A frontal collision energy absorbing structure includes a pair of left and right main frames. A front cross member and a rear cross member each connect the left...
US-8,141,534 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle system including an engine that is selectively deactivated during engine idle-stop conditions. One...
US-8,141,531 Valve cover with decoupled NVH isolation and sealing features
A cylinder head cover, a system, and a method are disclosed for sealing a cylinder head and isolating cylinder head vibrations from a cylinder head cover body....
US-8,141,358 Method for controlling cylinder air charge for a turbo charged engine having variable event valve actuators
A method for controlling cylinder air charge of an engine having a compressor is presented. In one example, the description includes a method for coordinating...
US-8,141,356 Ethanol separation using air from turbo compressor
Methods and systems for separating fuel and supplying the separated fuel to an engine are disclosed. In one example, alcohol is separated from a blend of...
US-8,141,347 Reductant storage sensing system and method
A catalyst supported on a substrate includes a heater embedded in a sub-region of the substrate to heat a local region of the catalyst. The amount of ammonia...
US-8,141,346 System and method for monitoring reductant quality
A method of operating an internal combustion engine having a reductant delivery and storage system in an emission control system, comprising of correlating a...
US-8,141,297 Dual action power drive unit for a vehicle door
A power drive unit system includes a vehicle door, a slide member, a motor, first and second cable guide members, first and second cables, an external spool, a...
US-D656,517 V-engine inboard-intake manifold cover
US-8,140,247 Control of intake pressure for restart-enabled idle stop
Methods and systems are provided for controlling an engine of a vehicle. In one example, a throttle is adjusted improve engine restarting during an automatic...
US-8,140,238 Detection and control of power induced hop during traction control in a vehicle
A method for controlling a powertrain of a vehicle with wheels during a traction control event is provided. The method comprises adjusting wheel torque in...
US-8,140,225 System and method for classifying a target vehicle
A system and method for classifying a target vehicle using a sensor system, including a plurality of target vehicle sensors. The sensor system acquiring target...
US-8,140,204 Charge depleting energy management strategy for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
A method for managing power distribution from an engine and a battery in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle whereby battery power is used to meet a driver demand...
US-8,138,899 Rear camera backup assistance with touchscreen display using two points of interest
Assistance for a backup maneuver of a motor vehicle in which a first point of interest on the vehicle is moved toward a second point of interest remote from the...
US-8,138,114 Methods and formulations for enhancing NH.sub.3 adsorption capacity of selective catalytic reduction catalysts
A method of providing an automobile exhaust catalyst composition. The method includes acidifying a support composition with a conjugate base oxide of an...
US-8,137,648 Diesel engine exhaust treatment system and method including a platinum group metal trapping device
A diesel engine exhaust treatment system and method is provided which includes a platinum group metal trapping device (16) comprising cerium oxide or a...
US-8,137,636 Soot oxidation catalyst and method of making
A catalyst composition for facilitating the oxidation of soot from diesel engine exhaust is provided. The catalyst composition includes a catalytic metal...
US-8,137,607 Process for making reusable tooling
A reusable, low investment tool for making parts is made by a process in which a mixture of sand and an activator is applied as a layer onto which a printed...
US-8,137,239 Transmission temperature sensing and control
As one example approach, temperature indications from transmission actuators are used to control the actuators and transmission shifting. For example,...
US-8,137,236 Ouput torque modulation control of a transmission in a hybrid electric vehicle
In a powertrain for motor vehicle that includes an engine, an electric machine, a transmission having an input driveably connected to the engine and a...
US-8,136,616 Oil control valve degradation detection and cleaning strategy
A method for operating an oil control valve coupled to a cam phaser configured to adjust a position of at least one cam between hard stops, the oil control...
US-8,136,614 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-8,136,505 Method for controlling spark for particulate filter regenerating
A system for filtering and oxidizing particulate matter produced by a gasoline direct injection engine is disclosed. In one embodiment, engine spark is...
US-8,136,504 HCCI heavy mixing mode
A method for operating a multi-stroke homogeneous charge compression ignition engine is described. The method includes late intake valve opening (LIVO) and also...
US-8,136,497 Method for starting an engine
A method for improving starting of an engine that may be repeatedly stopped and started is presented. In one embodiment, the method skips combustion in at least...
US-8,136,494 Lifter guide
A guide for use in a vehicle engine having an engine block, cylinder head, and a cylinder head gasket. The guide comprises a valve lifter retention portion, a...
US-8,136,391 Non-intrusive EGR monitor for a hybrid electric vehicle
An EGR fault in an engine is detected by comparing actual MAP values with inferred MAP values, the latter being based on MAF and engine speed. Multiple pairs of...
US-8,136,378 Seal for fluid forming tools
An electro-hydraulic forming tool for forming a sheet metal blank in a one-sided die has first and second rigid rings that engage opposite sides of a sheet...
US-8,136,343 System for an engine having a particulate matter sensor
A system for improving operation of an engine having a particulate matter sensor is presented. The system may be used to improve engine operation during cold...
US-RE43,259 Multiple speed transmission producing a low-range
A multiple speed transmission for an automotive vehicle includes an input and an output, a planetary gear system comprising first, second and third planetary...
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