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US-8,093,770 Electric motor with liquid-cooled end windings
Cooling of the end windings on a stator of the electric motor can be made more uniform if a physically-compliant, thermally-conductive cap is placed over the...
US-8,093,324 Soy-based rubber composition and methods of manufacture and use
In at least one embodiment, a composition includes a thermoplastic resin and a softened rubber. The rubber ranges from 5 wt. % to 75 wt. % of the resin. The...
US-8,092,943 Fuel cell system with improved fuel recirculation
A fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell stack, a fuel recirculation line provided with a jet pump and a valve controlled by a control unit based on the...
US-8,092,343 Method for setting the filling pressure for a clutch
A method for determining the filling pressure for a clutch and a hydraulic clutch adapted to conduct said method are suggested where clutch linings are brought...
US-8,092,340 Hybrid electric vehicle powertrain control after a requested change in vehicle direction
A method for controlling a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain includes operating an engine driveably connected to first vehicle wheels, providing an electric...
US-8,092,330 Control for an automatic transmission
A system for controlling a transmission includes a gear selector, a manual valve for connecting a pressure source alternately to Drive and Reverse lines in...
US-8,091,530 High pressure fuel pump control for idle tick reduction
A method for controlling a mechanical solenoid valve of a high-pressure fuel pump to supply fuel to an engine is provided. In one example, current supplied to...
US-8,091,359 Exhaust heat recovery for engine heating and exhaust cooling
Various systems and method for heating an engine in a vehicle are described. In one example, intake air flowing in a first direction may be heated via a...
US-D651,961 Vehicle wheel
US-D651,956 Vehicle wheel
US-D651,953 Vehicle liftgate
US-8,090,503 Method for determining absolute steering wheel angle from a single-turn steering wheel angle sensor
A method and algorithm for determining a steering wheel angle of a vehicle steering mechanism upon power up of a vehicle using a single-turn steering wheel...
US-8,089,248 Battery monitoring and control system and method of use including redundant secondary communication interface
A battery monitoring and control system and method of monitoring and controlling provides a redundant and independent symmetric secondary serial bus in addition...
US-8,087,719 Sandwich panel
A sandwich panel for a vehicle is provided. The sandwich panel includes a first panel defining a plurality of apertures, and a second panel attached to the...
US-8,087,714 Vehicle structural reinforcement system
The present disclosure relates to various vehicle structural reinforcement systems and methods of manufacturing the same. A latching system is included in the...
US-8,087,397 Method and system for controlling vacuum
An engine with a two vacuum sources is disclosed. In one example, a valve position is adjusted in when engine load is low and intake manifold pressure is low to...
US-D651,775 Dust collector
US-8,086,391 Vehicle launch anticipation
Turbo lag is a known impediment of a turbocharged, small displacement engine providing the feel of a large displacement engine. A method of spinning up the...
US-8,086,376 Vehicle rollover prediction with occupant restraint system activation
An automobile rollover prediction and restraint device deployment system comprises a plurality of automobile data sensors to generate a plurality of data...
US-8,086,267 System and method for provisioning a wireless networking connection
A vehicle communication system includes a processor that may query a wireless device to determine, among other things, a carrier identity. The carrier identity...
US-8,083,841 Air filter with a clog-detecting device
An air filter with a clog-detecting device includes a housing having a wind outlet and a wind intake, a filter unit positioned between the wind outlet and the...
US-8,083,294 Braking system for hybrid vehicle
A braking system for a vehicle includes an active booster master cylinder connected with the wheel cylinders, and a controller for operating active booster...
US-8,082,979 System and method for environmental management of a vehicle
A method for environmental management of a vehicle includes the steps of determining certain environmental conditions for the vehicle, and determining when it...
US-8,082,774 Multi-functional vehicle fuel display
A multi-functional, composite fuel display for displaying both fuel level information and fuel economy information is provided. The fuel level is displayed...
US-8,082,085 Method for engaging a gear in a gear position in an automated shift transmission
A method for shifting a gear into a gear position in an automated shift transmission with several gears and an automated shift transmission adapted to perform...
US-8,080,956 Electric motor torque estimation
A method of controlling a vehicle including a permanent magnet (PM) synchronous motor is provided. The motor is calibrated such that for each torque command,...
US-8,080,909 Cooling system and method for an electric motor
An electric motor which has a separate end cap heat exchanger, through which a liquid coolant is passed, is disclosed. In one example embodiment, the electric...
US-8,079,936 Gear shift control of a dual clutch transmission
A method for controlling a gear shift of a dual clutch transmission having an offgoing clutch and an oncoming clutch, includes using torque transmitted by the...
US-8,079,608 Wheel suspension system for a motor vehicle
The invention relates to a wheel suspension system for a motor vehicle, having a lower link for the fastening of a wheel which is coupled to a chassis...
US-8,079,464 Hydrogen storage materials
In one embodiment, a hydrogen storage system includes a core of hydrogen sorbent material and a shell of crystalline metal hydride material enclosing at least a...
US-8,079,351 Temperature sensor diagnostics
A system for an internal combustion engine of a vehicle is disclosed. In one example, characteristics of an oxygen sensor are a basis for determining...
US-8,079,335 Inferred oil responsiveness using pressure sensor pulses
A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine include determining oil responsiveness based on pressure variations associated with oil pump...
US-8,079,211 Bypass purge for protecting against formation of reductant deposits
Systems and methods are provided for injecting liquid reductant into an engine exhaust. An example system includes a gas deflector positioned upstream of an...
US-D650,725 Vehicle front left/right grille
US-8,078,443 Method and system for generating configuration constraints for computer models
A bill of material and a design layout are aligned to generate a configuration for a virtual vehicle. The bill of material includes a part number and usage...
US-8,078,386 Approach for reducing overheating of direct injection fuel injectors
A method of controlling fuel supplied to an engine is provided. In one example, a cylinder includes port and direct fuel injection. The method includes...
US-8,078,384 Engine control using spark restrike/multi-strike
Systems and methods for controlling an internal combustion engine include determining presence of charge dilution and selecting a spark restrike mode to provide...
US-8,075,329 Method and system for preventing disengagement between an electrical plug and a charge port on an electric vehicle
A system and method is provided for preventing disengagement between an electrical plug and a charge port on an electric vehicle. One or more projections are...
US-8,074,773 Device and method for securing and removing a disk brake rotor to a wheel hub
A disc brake assembly comprising a brake rotor including a rotor flange having a circular countersink extending through a thickness of the rotor flange, with a...
US-8,074,763 Power assist steering system
The present invention provides a power assist steering system for use with a motor vehicle utilizing a torque sensor and an electronically controlled hydraulic...
US-8,074,629 Cylinder charge temperature control for an internal combustion engine
A method of operating an engine is provided. The engine includes operating a cylinder with net exhaust flow from the exhaust manifold, through the cylinder, to...
US-8,074,627 Automotive fuel system leak testing
Systems and methods for performing leak testing on fuel system components in hybrid vehicles during engine-off operating conditions are disclosed. For example,...
US-8,074,488 Device for measuring coefficient of friction
A device for measuring the coefficient of friction between a test surface and a test material, comprising a frame, a skid pad comprising the test material and...
US-8,073,613 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for mitigating engine pre-ignition based on a feed-forward likelihood of pre-ignition and feedback from a pre-ignition event....
US-8,073,596 System and method for deploying a safety system
A system and method are provided for deploying a safety system when a vehicle involved in a front crash may be experiencing rotational velocity. The vehicle may...
US-8,073,589 User interface system for a vehicle
A user interface system and method for a vehicle enables access to an electronic device. The electronic device is configured to transmit a first data set...
US-8,072,352 Cross traffic alert with parking angle trajectory
The subject of the present invention is a host vehicle that determines a parking angle while backing out of a parking space and employs this parking angle when...
US-8,071,537 Implantable device for the sustained release of a polypeptide
Described herein are implantable devices, formulations and methods of making implantable devices for the release of a polypeptide from an implantable device,...
US-8,071,038 Progressive catalyst loading for integrated particulate filter and selective catalytic reduction unit
The present invention relates to an emission control system for reducing gases from the exhaust of a combustion engine. In at least one embodiment, the emission...
US-8,070,648 Transmission clutch stroking control during an engine restart in a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for controlling restart of an engine in a hybrid electric powertrain includes stopping the vehicle and engine, initiating the restart, estimating time...
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