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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...
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...
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