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US-8,112,985 Hydrocarbon retaining system configuration for combustion engine
Systems, methods, and computer readable storage media are described in which exhaust gas is routed to a hydrocarbon retaining device during starting, and purged...
US-D654,196 Vehicle headlight
US-8,112,218 Method for controlling an engine
A method for reducing a temperature of an engine component is disclosed. In one example, an air-fuel ratio provided to an engine is adjusted to reduce a...
US-8,112,208 Engine speed reduction preparatory to an engine restart
A method for restarting an engine of a vehicle includes stopping the vehicle and holding the vehicle stationary, reducing engine speed, increasing a rate of...
US-8,111,256 Method of altering a mesh model using model independent dirichlet parametrization
A method of altering a computer generated mesh model of a design feature by a computer user to improve a feature design process is provided including providing...
US-8,109,853 Control of a locking differential
A method for controlling a locking differential for a vehicle includes using a coil to unlock the differential, if the vehicle stops for a period whose length...
US-8,109,535 Sport utility vehicle (SUV) frame architecture for improved vehicle-to-vehicle compatibility
According to one embodiment, the invention provides for a light truck including a frame with opposing longitudinal frame rails running along each side of the...
US-8,109,259 Positive-pressure crankcase ventilation
A method for combusting a vapor of a fuel accumulated in a crankcase of an engine, the engine disposed in a vehicle having a fuel tank and an adsorbent canister...
US-8,109,092 Methods and systems for engine control
Methods and systems for controlling an engine are provided. In some examples, the engine has at least a cylinder and a compression device coupled to an intake...
US-8,108,136 Driver advisory system for fuel economy improvement of a hybrid electric vehicle
The invention is an intelligent advisory system, which may be based on fuzzy rule-based logic to guide a vehicle driver in selecting an optimal driving strategy...
US-8,108,125 Reformate control via accelerometer
Engine surge includes oscillations in engine torque resulting in bucking or jerking motion of a vehicle that may degrade driver experience. The present...
US-8,108,104 Tripped rollover mitigation and prevention systems and methods
A rollover stability control system for a vehicle may include an object information device. An active suspension or an active steering system may be coupled to...
US-8,106,759 System and method for controlling early low fuel warning based on driver status
A system and method is provided for controlling the operation of notifying drivers of the fluid level. Primary and secondary keys are adapted to be associated...
US-8,105,724 Method for controlling fuel cell stack current
The level of electrical current produced by a fuel cell during rapid changes in the power demanded by a load, is clamped to the fuel cell's maximum rated...
US-8,104,841 Energy absorbing seat anchor restraint system for child safety seats
An attachment assembly for securing a child safety seat to a mounting portion of a vehicle is provided. The attachment assembly may include a guide having a...
US-8,104,823 Automotive door with hydraulically locking repositionable immobilizer
An automotive vehicle includes one or more swinging doors which may be immobilized in a number of positions, so as to allow the doors to be used to assist...
US-8,104,555 Electro-mechanical pump for an automatic transmission
A drive system for a motor vehicle transmission includes a hydraulic pump including a shaft, an engine, a starter/alternator connected to the shaft, and a drive...
US-8,104,456 Method and arrangement for exhaust-gas recirculation in an internal combustion engine
A system and method are disclosed for providing exhaust-gas recirculation in an internal combustion engine that has an exhaust-gas turbocharger. The exhaust gas...
US-8,104,454 Method for fuel vapor canister purging
A method of controlling fuel vapor purging in a hybrid electric vehicle capable of selectively operating an engine is disclosed. In one example, the method...
US-8,104,449 Water reduction mechanism for an internal combustion engine
A system for an engine includes an engine block having a cylinder, an oil delivery system including an oil reservoir at least partially enclosing an oil...
US-8,104,435 Cooling fan control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing aerodynamic drag on a moving vehicle. One example method comprises, during a first vehicle moving condition,...
US-8,104,281 Nested valve and method of control
A valve in an engine exhaust system is disclosed. The valve can improve engine operation and reduce engine component degradation during cold engine starting....
US-8,103,428 Method for controlling an engine
A method for operating an engine is disclosed. In one example, the method adjusts a torque limit of the engine in response to an amount of EGR in an engine...
US-8,103,412 System and method for controlling blind spot monitoring and cross traffic alert based on driver status
A system for controlling the operation of performing at least one of blind spot monitoring and cross traffic alert in a vehicle based on driver status is...
US-8,103,411 Electric power assisted steering yaw damping method
The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for electrically controlled assistance to a vehicle. In order to stabilize a vehicle in the event of...
US-8,103,405 Operator control unit for devices in a motor vehicle
An operator control unit for devices in a motor vehicle, having a carrier element and at least one operator control element arranged on the carrier element for...
US-8,103,397 Method for optimizing powertrain efficiency for a vehicle
A vehicle powertrain includes an engine, an electric machine operable to output torque to at least one vehicle wheel, and an electric power source operable to...
US-8,100,306 Roof bar for a motor vehicle
A roof bar (10) for a motor vehicle (1) includes an elongate load carrying member (13) selectively held in a deployed position by a latch mechanism (20). A...
US-8,100,217 Vehicle with hand control system
The subject of the present invention is a vehicle that includes a hand control system that allows for vehicle acceleration and braking by using hand controls....
US-8,100,117 Method and system for controlling engine exhaust
An engine having one of a plurality of exhaust valves in each cylinder that may be deactivated is disclosed. In one example, one exhaust valve of each cylinder...
US-8,100,108 Hydraulically operated charge air system for internal combustion engine
A hydraulically operated charge air system for an internal combustion engine includes an intake manifold having a number of intake runners, and a number of...
US-8,100,107 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling exhaust emissions by adjusting a fuel injection into an engine cylinder from a plurality of fuel injectors...
US-8,100,104 Torsion lock encoder device for internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine crankshaft assembly includes a crankshaft having an output device, such as a flywheel or crankshaft damper, fastened to the...
US-8,099,957 Dual-inlet supercharger for EGR flow control
A supercharger compressor includes a plurality of rotors rotatably mounted in a housing, a first inlet for air, a second inlet for recirculated exhaust gas, and...
US-8,099,949 Engine exhaust temperature regulation
In one example, a method of operating an engine in a vehicle is described. The method comprises delivering a first substance to a cylinder of the engine from a...
US-8,099,947 Control and diagnostic approach for emission control device
A system and method for engine control and diagnostics are described. In one example, a catalyst is modeled as a non-linear integrator. The method may improve...
US-8,099,875 Method and system for verifying alignment of power transmission pulleys
A method and system for verifying the spatial and coplanar alignment of a number of power transmission pulleys, particularly as used with an automotive internal...
US-8,096,920 Transmission scheduling for multi-stroke engine
An approach is described that coordinates transmission shifting with changing between two-stroke and four-stroke combustion to improve shift and drive...
US-8,096,610 Floor top crossmember
A device for securing a rear seat within a cab of a vehicle, comprising a crossmember configured for attachment to a floor pan of the vehicle, the crossmember...
US-8,096,591 Split joint restraint device with dual pipe size capability
A split ring restraint device having dual pipe size capability for securing the connection between adjacent pipes in water piping systems to prevent leakage or...
US-8,096,527 Extension rod used for a jack arm
An extension rod for a jack arm comprises a connecting rod having a first joint and a second joint formed at the respective ends of the connecting rod. A first...
US-8,096,482 System and method for controlling a climate control system with remote start operation
In at least one embodiment, a system for controlling a vehicle climate control system in response to starting an engine with a remote start operation is...
US-8,096,283 Method and system for controlling fuel usage
Methods and systems are provided for improving fluid usage while addressing knock by adjusting the use of spark retard and direct injection of a fluid based on...
US-8,096,125 Methods and systems for emission system control
Methods and systems are provided for operating a turbocharged engine including a particulate filter positioned upstream of a turbocharger turbine, a catalyst...
US-8,096,111 Reduction of NOx trap at engine shutoff
The reduction of a NOx trap upon engine shutdown is disclosed. One disclosed embodiment comprises adjusting a timing of creating a reductive environment in the...
US-8,095,431 Online system and method of reporting related to orders for consumer product having specific configurations
An online system for generating reports related to consumer product online orders is provided. The system comprises at least one presentation application...
US-8,095,299 Method for starting a vehicle engine
A method for starting a vehicle engine includes determining a throttle angle command output based on a throttle adjustment parameter. The throttle angle command...
US-8,095,297 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for addressing cylinder-to-cylinder imbalances in the incidence of pre-ignition and/or knock. Engine cylinders are fueled based...
US-8,095,291 Voice control system and method for a motor vehicle with a stop/start device
The invention relates to a control device for a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine and a stop/start device, and to a method for controlling the...
US-8,095,288 Reducing oscillations in a motor vehicle driveline
A method for reducing oscillations in a vehicle driveline includes transmitting torque to secondary wheels of the vehicle, determining a first rate of change in...
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