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US-8,203,496 Top mount mast antenna reinforcement
A mounting apparatus for a top mount mast antenna includes a secondary mounting bracket positioned below the fender panel to stabilize the antenna attachment...
US-8,203,404 Vehicle power system and electrical contactor for use with same
A vehicle power system includes an electrical power source, an electrical bus, and a contactor electrically connected with the electrical power source and...
US-8,202,484 Combined exhaust gas aftertreatment device
The description relates to an exhaust gas purification system for exhaust gases that are emitted from an internal combustion engine, in particular a diesel...
US-8,201,875 Sub-frame for managing crash energy
A vehicle sub-frame structure including a forward zone, extending substantially in the transverse direction towards the front of the vehicle. The forward zone...
US-8,201,872 One-piece shotgun with impact energy absorber
A one-piece shotgun is configured to absorb impact energy when a front of the vehicle is impacted. The shotgun comprises an upper portion, a mid portion, and a...
US-8,200,414 Methods and systems for exhaust gas mixing
A method of operating an engine system is described in which a back-pressure valve of a low pressure EGR system can be modulated at a lower frequency during an...
US-8,200,411 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-8,200,404 Controlling wheel hop in a vehicle driveline
A method for controlling wheel-hop in a vehicle driveline includes detecting that a wheel-hop condition occurs upon determining an amplitude and frequency of...
US-8,197,924 Compostable interior panel for use in a vehicle and method of manufacture
A compostable interior panel for use in a vehicle includes an injection molded compostable polymer. A layer is disposed about the compostable polymer and...
US-8,197,909 Plasma coatings and method of making the same
According to at least one aspect of the present invention, a method is provided for forming a polymerized coating on a surface of a substrate. In at least one...
US-8,197,383 Multi-stroke hybrid propulsion system
A hybrid propulsion system for a vehicle and method of operation are described. In one example, the engine may operate in a two stroke cycle to provide...
US-8,197,075 Rear view mirror with facet containing selective acceptance layer
A rear view mirror assembly is disclosed in which the mirror has a viewing section and an alignment section meeting to form a reflex angle. The alignment...
US-8,196,794 Riveting system and multi-piece self pierce die for improved die life
A multi-piece die and system for driving a self pierce rivet into a plurality of workpieces. The die includes an anvil and a collar affixed to the anvil. The...
US-8,196,631 Fiber transfer apparatus for laminating fiber-reinforced sheet molding compound
A SMC lamination line is disclosed that has an upper carrier film and a lower carrier film with oriented chopped fibers being deposited between the carrier...
US-8,196,568 Cold start gas component retention system in EGR circuit with recirculated gas control
Methods and systems are provided for managing exhaust gases from an internal combustion engine are described. In one example system, hydrocarbons in engine...
US-8,196,567 Approach for controlling fuel flow with alternative fuels
Fuel is evacuated from a fuel rail by directing liquid fuel from the fuel rail to a fuel tank and then by directing gaseous fuel from the fuel rail to a fuel...
US-8,196,447 Sled buck testing system
A sled carriage is configured to move in a direction of an axis. A platform is attached with the sled carriage and a sled buck is attached with the platform....
US-8,196,391 SCR emissions-control system
An emissions-control system of a vehicle is provided, having an SCR device disposed downstream of an LNT in the exhaust. During an enrichment interval to purge...
US-D661,831 Vehicle taillight
US-D661,635 Vehicle mirror
US-8,195,380 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 disengages a starter in...
US-8,195,377 Fuel based engine operation control
Methods are provided for operating an engine with a variable fuel blend in a cylinder, where the variable fuel blend varies a peak achievable engine torque for...
US-8,194,920 Method and system for detecting objects using far infrared images
An object detection system is disclosed in at least one embodiment. The system includes a far IR sensor operable to sense thermal radiation of objects and...
US-8,193,924 Automotive vehicle and asset management system therefor
An automotive vehicle includes one or more computers. The one or more computers are configured to, in a first mode of operation, receive and store, at a...
US-8,193,923 Automotive vehicle and asset management system therefor
An automotive vehicle includes one or more computers. The one or more computers are configured to, in a first mode of operation, receive and store, at a...
US-8,192,877 System and method to operate fuel cell in the exhaust of an internal combustion engine
An exhaust emission reduction system of a vehicle having an internal combustion engine with an at least one cylinder coupled to an exhaust system comprises a...
US-8,192,328 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing driveline unwinding during successive engine shutdown and restart operations. In one example, during an engine...
US-8,192,327 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle engine coupled to a stepped-gear-ratio transmission. One example method comprises, in response to a...
US-8,192,324 Vehicle and method for controlling engine start in a vehicle
A vehicle includes a motor/generator, a starter motor, a disconnect clutch disposed between the engine and the motor/generator, and at least one clutch disposed...
US-8,191,974 System and method to control hydraulic pump to provide steering and braking assist
A method to control a hydraulic pump of a vehicle, the pump coupled to at least a power steering system and a power braking system is provided. The method...
US-8,191,953 Integrated inertial lock and latch for console lid
A vehicular console storage system has a pivotable lid and a striker movable with the lid. A pawl is mounted in a fixed location for selectably receiving the...
US-8,191,847 Container holder
A container holder includes a cylindrical opening, having a side wall with a movable section which extends between a raised position, completing a cylindrical...
US-8,191,676 Resonator for a dual-flow exhaust system
A resonator for a dual-flow exhaust system of an engine is provided. The resonator includes a housing defining an enclosure and a baffle spanning the housing...
US-8,191,539 Wound hydrocarbon trap
An air induction system hydrocarbon trap is provided. In one example, the hydrocarbon trap includes an adsorber roll including an adsorbing material and a...
US-8,191,536 Multi-path evaporative purge system for fuel combusting engine
A method of operating the evaporative purge system for an engine of a vehicle propulsion system is provided. In one example, the method provides for charging...
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...
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