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US-8,134,333 Battery and ultracapacitor device and method of use
A battery and ultracapacitor device for use in a vehicle includes a positive electrode, a first negative electrode, a second negative electrode, a first...
US-8,133,842 Exhaust treatment device facilitating through-wall flow
A method of manufacturing an emissions treatment device for an internal combustion engine includes disposing washcoated fibers between layers of a porous...
US-8,133,194 System and method for delivery of regional citrate anticoagulation to extracorporeal blood circuits
The present invention includes a comprehensive replacement fluid system and method for the delivery of regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) to extracorporeal...
US-8,133,157 System and method to reduce stall during deceleration fuel shut off
A method of controlling fuel injection in an engine of a vehicle comprising of deactivating a fuel injector of the engine during a deceleration condition of the...
US-8,133,153 Transmission scheduling for multi-stroke engine
A multi-mode internal combustion engine is described. As one example, the engine may be transitioned between a two stroke mode and a four stroke mode in...
US-8,132,594 Hydraulic valve actuated by piezoelectric effect
A valve-actuator includes a chamber, a spool that opens and closes connections between ports in the chamber, an actuator including a housing containing a...
US-8,132,560 Bidirectional adsorbent-canister purging
A method for combusting a vapor of a fuel accumulated in an adsorbent canister in a vehicle, the vehicle having an engine and a fuel tank coupled to the...
US-8,132,559 Water/air separator
A filter assembly having: an air filter; an air filter compartment having the air filter disposed therein; and a cap covering the air filter compartment. The...
US-8,132,556 Ignition energy management with ion current feedback to correct spark plug fouling
A system and method for operating an engine having ionization signal sensing include detecting plug fouling and controlling the engine using progressively more...
US-8,132,555 Event based engine control system and method
A system for starting an engine is described. In one example, the engine is supplied two fuels via two injectors. The method may improve engine starting and...
US-8,132,548 Engine valve control system and method
A method of operating an engine including at least a cylinder and a valve controlled by an electric valve actuator is disclosed. In one example, a valve holding...
US-8,132,546 Control strategy for multi-stroke engine system
An engine system and a method of operation are described. The engine may be operating in two-stroke and four-stroke modes while still maintaining a target...
US-8,132,404 Ammonia vapor storage and purge system and method
A method is provided for managing vapor generation in a reductant storage and delivery system. In one example, urea vapors generated from liquid in a storage...
US-8,132,400 Controlled air-fuel ratio modulation during catalyst warm up based on universal exhaust gas oxygen sensor input
An emissions control system for a vehicle configured to travel on a road is provided. In one example, a forced modulation of a UEGO is provided when output of a...
US-D655,653 Vehicle hood
US-8,131,501 Analyzing method for a sensor system determining the position of a shifting fork in a change gear transmission
An analyzing method for a sensor system determining the position of a shifting fork in a shift transmission is suggested wherein a shifting fork can be moved...
US-8,131,453 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for expediting engine spin-down in an engine that is shutdown during engine idle-stop conditions and restarted during restart...
US-8,131,446 Engine idle speed and turbocharger speed control
Various methods are described for controlling engine operation for an engine having a turbocharger and direction injection. One example method includes...
US-8,131,441 System and method for controlling torque based on driver status
In at least one embodiment, a device for controlling an amount of torque generated by a powertrain in a vehicle is provided. The controller is configured to...
US-8,131,427 Active resetting function for a steering wheel
A method for resetting a steering wheel of a motor vehicle having electric power assisted steering, with a resetting torque being determined in order to move...
US-8,128,529 Stabilizing a planetary pinion carrier of an automatic transmission
An assembly for stabilizing a gear unit of a transmission for an automotive vehicle includes a first component fixed against displacement along an axis, a...
US-8,128,167 Seat cushion extension mechanism
A vehicle seat including a seat base. An extension member is operably connected to the seat base. A seat cover partially extends over the extension member and...
US-8,128,162 Armrest assembly for a seat
An armrest assembly for a vehicle seat 5 comprises an armrest portion 11a, 11b, 11c, a shingle head restraint portion 12 moveably attached to one end of the...
US-8,128,138 Anti-chucking striker
A vehicle including an anti-chucking striker overmold for minimizing chucking of a vehicle door having a latch therein. The anti-chucking striker overmold may...
US-8,127,745 Method and system for controlling fuel usage
Methods and systems are provided for improving fuel usage while addressing knock by adjusting the use of spark retard and direct injection of a knock control...
US-8,127,733 Air intake system for internal combustion engine
An air intake system for internal combustion engine includes an intake manifold having an inlet flange and a throttle body attached to inlet flange. The...
US-8,127,725 Engine with hydraulic variable valve timing
In one example, a method is described for an engine with a hydraulically actuated phaser for adjusting cam timing. The phaser is controlled by a hydraulic spool...
US-8,127,538 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-8,127,499 Relief lip for flocked tape belt seal
A belt seal structure for engaging a glass window of an automobile. Included is an inner belt seal and an outer belt seal, both the inner and outer belt seals...
US-8,127,401 Method and removable clip for holding a vehicle door open
A clip is attached to the hinge of a vehicle door to hold the door open during electro-coating and painting. The hinge is assembled with the clip to the vehicle...
US-8,126,632 Engine idle speed and turbocharger speed control
Various methods are described for controlling engine operation for an engine having a turbocharger and direct injection. One example method includes performing...
US-8,125,182 Automotive vehicle and method for charging/discharging a power storage unit therein
An automotive vehicle includes an electrical circuit capable of being electrically connected with an electrical grid, a propulsion electrical bus electrically...
US-8,125,180 Integrated side view mirror assembly and electrical port for an automotive vehicle
An electrical port is integrated within a side view mirror assembly of an automotive vehicle. The electrical port is electrically connected with a charging...
US-8,125,101 Digitally encoded vehicle lamp switch system with fault tolerance
A digitally encoded vehicle lamp switch system provided that supplies signals for controlling the lighting functions of a vehicle. The lamp switch system...
US-8,124,893 Multi-functional switch assembly
A multi-functional switch assembly for a vehicle interior is provided. In at least one embodiment, the switch assembly includes a switch base having a guide...
US-8,123,659 Method for preventing uncontrolled rollback
A method and a motor vehicle applying that method for preventing an uncontrolled rollback of a motor vehicle is suggested, said method comprising means for...
US-8,123,284 Vehicle body component and mating feature
A vehicle body component having a body portion and male and female dovetail portions. The male and female dovetail portions have substantially trapezoidal cross...
US-8,123,276 Deployable energy managing pelvic pusher for use in vehicle
A system for providing protection to a vehicle occupant during a side impact event is disclosed. The system includes an outer panel, which may be a vehicle door...
US-8,122,986 Powertrain and method for controlling a powertrain in a vehicle
A powertrain for a vehicle having an air intake includes an engine and an electric machine. The engine includes a manifold configured to receive intake air...
US-8,122,864 Intake manifold for multicylinder internal combustion engine
An intake manifold for a multicylinder internal combustion engine includes a number of inlet runners operatively connected with a mounting flange. A sealing...
US-8,121,802 System and method for determining an expected vehicle drive range
A vehicle may include one or more controllers configured to determine a remaining energy of the vehicle's battery, to determine a series of energy consumption...
US-8,121,758 System for determining torque and tire forces using integrated sensing system
A vehicle (10) includes a control system (18) that is used to control a vehicle system. The control system determines an axle torque, and longitudinal forces at...
US-8,120,478 Vehicle information display and method
An information display system for a hybrid electric vehicle configured to display one or more reasons an engine is on is provided. The information display...
US-8,120,223 Permanent magnet machine with offset pole spacing
An internal permanent magnet machine has multiple rotor sections, each section having multiple rotor laminations. Permanent magnets are placed asymmetrically in...
US-8,119,295 Metal oxygen battery containing oxygen storage materials
A battery system includes a metal oxygen battery. The metal oxygen battery includes a first electrode, an oxygen storage material, and a selective transport...
US-8,118,354 Collapsible under-seat exhaust duct for battery compartment
A collapsible exhaust air duct for an automotive vehicle having a reconfigurable seat and an electric compartment rearward of the seat that contains...
US-8,118,014 Fuel system for multi-fuel engine
An engine system and corresponding control method are described. As one example, the control method includes transferring one type of fuel from one fuel tank to...
US-8,118,009 On-board fuel vapor separation for multi-fuel vehicle
A fuel delivery system for a fuel burning engine of a vehicle and a method of operating the fuel delivery system is provided. As one example, the method...
US-8,118,008 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-8,118,006 Fuel injector diagnostic for dual fuel engine
Various systems and methods are described for controlling fuel injection of a dual fuel engine which includes first and second fuel rails and first and second...
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