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US-8,070,209 Sun visor
A sun visor assembly includes a sun visor in which the corners associated with one of the longer edges are rotatably mounted to an automotive vehicle, one...
US-8,069,845 Fuel heating during cold start in a direct-injection gasoline engine
It has been found that direct-injection gasoline engines emit particulate matter during the first 500 seconds of operation due to fuel impacting combustion...
US-8,069,838 Spark timing adjustment based on vehicle acceleration
Systems, methods and a processor are provided for adjusting the spark timing of an internal combustion engine. The systems, methods and processor include...
US-8,069,829 Hybrid vehicle system having engine with variable valve operation
A method for operating a vehicle, the vehicle including an internal combustion engine coupled in the vehicle, the engine having at least one cylinder with an...
US-8,069,665 Stored compressed air management for improved engine performance
A method for providing air to a combustion chamber of an engine, the engine including a compressor and a boost tank selectably coupled to an intake manifold....
US-8,069,663 Method and system for turbocharging an engine
A method for improving operation of a turbocharged engine is presented. In one embodiment, the method may reduce engine emissions and improve engine efficiency...
US-8,069,614 Sealing strip and vehicle frame assembly
The present invention relates to an improved retention sealing strip (10) that improves the ease of assembly, and reduces manufacturing costs. The sealing strip...
US-8,068,959 Vehicle door active and passive control device
An apparatus for vehicle door deflection and movement control. The apparatus includes a primary electromagnetic device disposed generally in a vehicle door...
US-8,068,019 Trailer identification system
A system and method that, upon connection of a trailer to a tow vehicle, recognizes the trailer and applies a stored trailer configuration in a controller. In...
US-8,066,339 Vehicle and method for controlling regenerative braking
A vehicle and a method for controlling regenerative braking are provided. To take advantage of regenerative braking, the maximum available regenerative braking...
US-8,066,316 Adjustable mounting system for vehicular body components
An adjustable mounting system for a vehicular body component includes a base having a number of slide rails, with retainers slidingly engaged with the slide...
US-8,065,993 Structural oil baffle for engine covers
An oil baffle, a system, and a method are disclosed for separating a gaseous component from oil in a blow-by vapor for an internal combustion engine. An example...
US-8,065,983 Engine cover having a retainer to secure an engine accessory
A cam cover for a cylinder head of an internal combustion engine which has an aperture in the cam cover adapted to permit spark plug installation into the...
US-8,065,979 On-board water addition for fuel separation system
A fuel delivery system for an internal combustion engine including a fuel tank, a membrane dividing the fuel tank into at least a first and second portion, the...
US-8,065,931 Adjustable steering column assembly for a motor vehicle
A steering column assembly for a motor vehicle is disclosed having lower and upper steering column members that are slidingly interengaged. The upper column...
US-D649,504 Vehicle wheel cover
US-D649,503 Vehicle wheel
US-D649,502 Vehicle wheel
US-D649,501 Vehicle wheel
US-8,065,070 Internal combustion engine having common power source for ion current sensing and fuel injectors
An electrical power system for an engine powered at least in part by a battery having a battery voltage and including a fuel injector and at least one...
US-8,063,755 Method and device for assisting a driver in developing a fuel-saving driving style
Various embodiments relate to a method and device for assisting a driver of a motor vehicle to develop a fuel-saving driving style. A route section which...
US-8,062,652 Compositions and methods for treating precocious puberty
The present invention is directed to the controlled delivery of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, preferably from a polymeric material that is...
US-8,062,618 Exhaust aftertreatment system and method of treating exhaust gas
A diesel exhaust aftertreatment system and method are provided. The system includes a lean NO.sub.x trap for reducing NO.sub.x and a transition metal-exchanged...
US-8,062,601 Emission SCR NO.sub.X aftertreatment system having reduced SO.sub.3 generation and improved durability
An exemplary emission treatment system for reducing gases from the exhaust of an engine includes an exhaust passage for transporting the exhaust from the...
US-8,062,397 Air filtration apparatus
An air filter assembly for an evaporative emissions control canister used with an internal combustion engine fuel system. The assembly includes: a housing...
US-8,062,178 Temperature control of dual input clutch transmission
A system for controlling temperature of a transmission clutch includes a housing containing the clutch, a fan for circulating air through the housing and over...
US-8,062,172 Powertrain for a hybrid vehicle with all-wheel drive capability and method for controlling wheel slip
A hybrid-electric powertrain and control method for a vehicle having forward traction wheels and rearward traction wheels in an all-wheel drive configuration....
US-8,062,171 Transmission engagement control during an engine restart of a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for controlling transmission engagement during restart of an engine in a hybrid electric powertrain includes moving a gear lever between a forward...
US-8,061,777 System for seat-actuated head rest extension and retraction
A head rest system for an automotive vehicle seat movable between an extended position when the seat back of the vehicle seat is in its upright position and a...
US-8,061,753 Universal tailgate hinge
An entry assembly includes a frame and a gate. The frame has a first side and a second side. The gate is connected to the frame. The gate defines a demarcation...
US-8,061,693 Elastic bushing
The invention relates to an elastic bushing having an elastic element and a holding element for receiving the elastic element. The holding element having an...
US-8,061,464 Traction and stability control system and method for a vehicle with mechanically independent front and rear...
A vehicle powertrain with mechanically independent sets of front and rear traction wheels has separate motive power units. An electronic control system...
US-8,061,462 Transmission upshift input torque modulation for a hybrid electric vehicle
In a powertrain for motor vehicle that includes an engine, an electric machine able to function alternately as a motor and a generator, and a transmission whose...
US-8,061,338 Ignition coil to spark plug mating apparatus
A retaining apparatus is provided for mating an ignition coil to a spark plug.
US-8,061,329 Lift pump control for a two pump direct injection fuel system
An economical method for controlling a lift pump operating as part of a direct injection fuel system is described. According to the method, at least two...
US-8,061,319 Camshaft phaser for internal combustion engine
A camshaft phaser for an internal combustion engine includes a rotor which is rotationally coupled to a camshaft and a hydraulic positioning system for timing...
US-8,061,309 Cooling system
The disclosure relates to an internal combustion engine with a cooling circuit having a water jacket portion in the cylinder block and a water jacket portion in...
US-8,061,174 Preventing voids in extruded teeth or splines
An apparatus for extruding teeth in a blank includes a press that includes a lower die plate for supporting the blank thereon, and upper die plate that moves...
US-8,061,138 System for controlling contaminant deposition in exhaust gas recirculation coolers
A system for controlling contaminant deposition in an exhaust recirculation cooler mounted in a vehicle to allow exhaust gas to recirculate along a gas...
US-8,061,131 Cylinder head for an internal combustion engine
A cylinder head adapted to be mounted to a cylinder block of an internal combustion engine has a cooling jacket at least partially integrated in the cylinder...
US-8,061,128 Diesel particulate filter overstress mitigation
Methods and systems for reducing overstress of a DPF are provided herein. One example of such a method is based on radial temperature gradient near the exit...
US-8,060,293 System and method for controlling an engine during transient events
Systems and methods for controlling an internal combustion engine include adjusting fuel delivered to a cylinder during a transient event by an amount indexed...
US-8,060,275 Rough road detection system used in an on-board diagnostic system
An on-board diagnostic system of a vehicle comprises disabling diagnostic operation, such as a misfire monitor, based on road roughness. In one example, the...
US-8,058,841 Retractable overhead charging cord dispenser for vehicles
The present invention is generally directed to a retractable overhead charging cord dispenser which has multi-positioning capability to provide plug-in electric...
US-8,057,949 Fuel cell stack flow diversion
A fuel cell system has a compressor delivering compressed gas to a fuel cell stack and a control valve affecting the flow of compressed gas. A load dump...
US-8,057,198 Variable displacement piezo-electric pumps
A variable displacement piezo-electric pump which includes a pump housing having a side housing wall defining a pump chamber, an inlet line and an outlet line...
US-8,056,944 Latch assembly for a vehicle door
An improved latch assembly (14) is provided for securing a vehicle door (12) in a closed position. Specifically, in one embodiment, the improved latch assembly...
US-8,056,928 Vehicle and fuel storage system for a vehicle
A vehicle and a fuel storage system for a vehicle are provided. A frame defining a perimeter structure and having first and second ends, and a generally open...
US-8,056,696 Friction control element having a stroked state
A control element for opening and closing a drive connection between a first member and a second member includes a first ring engaged with the first member,...
US-8,056,546 Multi-function throttle valve
An engine system comprises an air cleaner, a combustion chamber coupled to an intake port, and an intake manifold. The intake manifold is configured to receive...
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