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US-8,022,304 Grommet
A grommet providing triple sealing feature when mounted in an opening of a panel is disclosed. When the panel into which the grommet is mounted is between a...
US-8,021,031 Automotive head lamp bulb shield
A head lamp for a motor vehicle is disclosed with a reflector for reflecting light. A light bulb is oriented within the head lamp and spaced apart from the...
US-8,020,912 Rear closure assembly for a passenger vehicle
A passenger vehicle is provided with a body having an interior with a passenger compartment and a rear cargo region accessed through a rear opening. A liftgate...
US-8,020,652 Generator power-based cold start strategy
The method of the invention controls engine speed during engine starting for a hybrid electric vehicle that includes a battery, an engine and a generator,...
US-8,020,597 Oxidation shield for tires
The invention is directed to increasing the endurance of a tire by providing an oxidation shield strip located in the vicinity of a critical area of the tire....
US-8,020,538 Cooled EGR system for coolant heating during cold engine start
Various systems and method for heating an engine in a vehicle during a cold start are described. In one example, thermal efficiency of the engine is improved by...
US-8,020,534 Carbon canister
A four-pass carbon canister includes a cover sealingly coupled to an injection-molded housing having a first chamber, a second chamber fluidly coupled to the...
US-8,020,532 Fuel injection control during start-up
A method of operation of an internal combustion engine including an intake valve coupled to a combustion chamber, and a port fuel injector positioned upstream...
US-8,020,525 Cylinder charge temperature control for an internal combustion engine
A method is disclosed for operating an engine with a first cylinder providing a net flow of gases from the intake to the exhaust while combusting; and a second...
US-D645,384 Vehicle hood
US-8,019,545 System and method for controlling object detection based on driver status
Primary and secondary keys are adapted to be associated to primary and secondary drivers. A key ignition device is positioned on each of the primary and...
US-8,019,525 Method and system for fuel vapor control
A method and system for fuel vapor control in a hybrid vehicle (HEV). The HEV fuel vapor recovery system includes a fuel tank isolation valve, which is normally...
US-8,019,511 Vehicle rollover detection
A system and method for detecting a rollover of a vehicle that includes at least one wheel reaction force sensing device for transmitting wheel reaction force...
US-8,019,298 Satellite radio system and method of activating same
A satellite radio system may include at least one computing device configured to receive a transaction date associated with a vehicle, to determine a...
US-8,018,109 Permanent magnet machine with offset pole spacing
An internal permanent magnet machine has multiple rotor sections, each section having multiple rotor laminations. Permanent magnets are placed asymmetrically in...
US-8,017,112 Transplantation of bone marrow stromal cells for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases
The present invention relates to a treatment of an autoimmune demyelinating disease/disorder. Also included in the present invention is the use of bone marrow...
US-8,016,714 Multiple speed transmission utilizing co-planar gear sets
A multiple speed power transmission, comprising an input shaft; a transmission case; a co-planar gear set; a rear epicyclic gearing assembly with four rotating...
US-8,016,576 Vehicle transmission with fluid pump having a recirculation circuit
The present disclosure relates to a vehicle transmission with fluid pump having a recirculation circuit. The recirculation circuit is configured to direct fluid...
US-8,016,342 Vibration dampener with floating positive mechanical connection
A support brace supports the instrument panel above the floor pan of an automotive chassis and includes a lap joint that dampens the transmission of low range...
US-8,015,952 Engine fuel reformer monitoring
Systems and methods for monitoring a fuel reformer which reforms ethanol into a reformate gas comprising H.sub.2, CO, and CH.sub.4 for fueling an engine are...
US-8,015,951 Apparatus with mixed fuel separator and method of separating a mixed fuel
Systems and methods are provided for extracting components of a mixed fuel into at least one substantially non-polar component and at least one polar fuel...
US-8,015,833 Automotive climate system and method of controlling same
An automotive climate control system includes an evaporator, a variable speed compressor and a controller. The controller is configured to periodically alter a...
US-8,015,801 Management of a plurality of reductants for selective catalytic reduction
A method of operating a reductant delivery and storage system of a vehicle, comprising of storing an ammonia-containing fluid in a first storage device,...
US-D644,970 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-D644,969 Vehicle front upper bumper cover
US-D644,967 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D644,966 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D644,965 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D644,964 Vehicle front center grille
US-D644,963 Vehicle front center grille
US-8,014,928 Automotive slipstreaming support system
Systems and methods are provided to enhance the ability of a driver to safely slipstream a leading vehicle to realize a fuel economy benefit.
US-8,014,922 Methods for detecting vehicle rollover
An automobile rollover detection system comprising a control module to receive a first set and a second set of signals, to determine a first threshold in...
US-8,014,921 Ultrasonic sensor-based side impact sensing system
A side-impact threat assessment system that uses at least one ultrasonic sensor is provided. A method of detecting a potential side-impact collision on a host...
US-8,014,886 Method and system for generating an assembly configuration
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-8,011,338 Camcover oil separator
Systems are provided for separating oil from blow-by gases in an internal combustion engine. In one example, a system comprises a camcover configured to be...
US-8,011,180 Particulate filter regeneration
A method of operating an engine having a diesel particulate filter in a vehicle is disclosed. In one example, the filter is regenerated in response to a...
US-D644,587 Vehicle wheel
US-D644,579 Vehicle hood
US-D644,578 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
US-D644,577 Vehicle rear left/right bumper cover
US-D644,576 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-D644,575 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-RE42,667 Intake valve timing in multi-valve, camless engines
Two intake valves are independently operated by electromechanical actuators and activated by the engine electronic controller. One tumble-type intake valve and...
US-8,010,281 Method and apparatus for providing a navigation summary
A route between locations includes a detailed set of directions to get from a present location to a destination. A route summary is provided, showing a subset...
US-8,010,252 Trailer oscillation detection and compensation method for a vehicle and trailer combination
A system and method of controlling a vehicle with a trailer comprises determining the presence of a trailer, generating an oscillation signal indicative of...
US-8,009,026 Vehicle statistical measurement game
A vehicle communication system is operable to calculate and compare vehicle statistics based on information received from a vehicle sensor. This statistic...
US-8,007,396 Planetary transmission having common carrier for generating six forward and two reverse drive ratios
An automatic transmission includes a first planetary gearset having a first planet pinion set rotatably supported on a common carrier and drivingly engaged with...
US-8,007,032 Energy distributing side structure for vehicle side impact occupant protection
An energy distributing side structure for a vehicle is disclosed. The side structure includes a B-pillar having a wide base and an internal reinforcing tube, a...
US-8,007,026 Lockout feature for full open hinge
A hinge mechanism having a vehicle bracket that includes a pawl engagement member extending therefrom. A horizontally-rotating swing arm is rotatably coupled...
US-8,007,021 Mounting system for mounting a body to a vehicle tailgate
A mounting system for mounting a body to a tailgate having first and second latch assemblies that engage a pair of striker plates. The mounting system includes...
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