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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...
US-8,135,567 Method of emulating machine tool behavior for programmable logic controller logical verification system
A method is provided of emulating and visualizing machine tool behavior for a programmable logic controller logical verification system for manufacturing a...
US-8,135,535 Modeling catalyst exotherm due to blowthrough
Modeling catalyst exotherm due to blowthrough is provided. The method of advantageously utilizes catalyst temperature based on an amount of blowthrough air and...
US-8,134,469 Wireless fuel level sensor for a vehicle fuel tank
A vehicle fuel tank is provided. The vehicle fuel tank includes a housing defining an interior region, a fuel level sensor coupled to the interior region, the...
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...
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