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US-8,001,778 Turbocharged engine control operation with adjustable compressor bypass
A method of operating an engine having a turbocharger and a high pressure EGR system is provided. A recirculation valve of the turbocharger's compressor is...
US-7,999,665 Plug-in vehicle having a recharging port with a state of charge indicator
A plug-in vehicle includes a vehicle body having an outer panel, a propulsion unit such as an electric motor, a rechargeable battery, a recharging port...
US-7,998,447 Method for removing hydrogen sulfide from an emissions stream
A method of removing hydrogen sulfide from an emissions stream is disclosed, wherein the method includes directing the emissions stream into a hydrogen sulfide...
US-7,998,347 Suction filter for automatic transmission fluid
An assembly for filtering contaminants from automatic transmission fluid includes a housing including a first inlet and a second inlet, through which fluid...
US-7,998,027 System and method to reduce stall during deceleration fuel shut off
A method of controlling fuel injection in an engine of a vehicle comprising of deactivating a fuel injector of the engine during a deceleration condition of the...
US-7,998,026 Vehicle launch using a transmission input clutch
A method for controlling a transmission input clutch during a vehicle launch includes selecting a subject device that transmits torque between an input and an...
US-7,998,024 System for using mechanical power to operate a hybrid electric vehicle
An automotive transmission transitions from a drive gear to a neutral gear when an engine is shutdown. During a rolling pull-up, a crankshaft of the engine will...
US-7,997,252 Engine and exhaust heating for hybrid vehicle
A method for controlling a vehicle engine having a plurality of cylinders and an electric motor configured to rotate the engine is provided. The method...
US-7,997,237 Multi-stroke internal combustion engine
An example engine method utilizes a first intake valve actuated by a first camshaft once every four piston strokes and a second intake valve actuated by a...
US-7,997,065 Device for estimating the load state of a NO.sub.x storage catalytic converter
A device for estimating the loading state of a NOx storage catalytic converter. The device includes a module for determining the oxygen concentration difference...
US-7,997,063 Controlled air-fuel ratio modulation air fuel sensor input
A method is described for identifying fuel composition from an index ratio of oxygen sensors upstream and downstream of a catalyst of the engine. Different...
US-D643,356 Vehicle wheel
US-RE42,609 System and method for reducing NO.sub.x emissions during transient conditions in a diesel fueled vehicle with EGR
The present invention is a dual-stage fuel injection strategy for compression ignition engines in which 15-40% of the fuel is injected into the combustion...
US-7,996,125 System and method for displaying vehicle efficiency
A system and method for determining and displaying an overall efficiency value of a vehicle. The vehicle may include an engine and an electric machine that...
US-7,993,243 Detecting operation of a vehicle on an ascending grade
In a vehicle that includes an engine driveably connected to the vehicle wheels, an accelerator pedal, and an electric motor for transmitting power to at least...
US-7,993,111 Power steering pump flow control
An apparatus for preventing noise from occurring due to cavitation in a power steering pump during low temperature start-up includes the addition of a...
US-7,992,920 Door block arrangement for energy absorbing vehicle door
An energy absorbing vehicle door having a door block strategically located within the door is disclosed. The door block has an upper portion and a lower...
US-7,992,542 Multiple spark plug per cylinder engine with individual plug control
A system and method for operating a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having at least two spark plugs per cylinder include a first control wire...
US-7,992,541 System and method for controlling auto-ignition
A method controlling combustion modes of an engine with at least a first and second cylinder, the engine having a first actuator configured to control at least...
US-7,992,537 Approach for improved fuel vaporization in a directly injected internal combustion engine
A system and a method of facilitating fuel vaporization in a directly injected internal combustion engine are provided. As one example, vaporization may be...
US-7,992,535 Heating engine oil in an internal combustion engine
The disclosure relates to an internal combustion engine having a cylinder head and cylinder block serving as an upper crankcase portion for holding a crankshaft...
US-7,992,388 Method for estimating compressor output temperature for a two-stage turbocharger
A method for estimating the output temperature of the output compressor of a two-stage turbocharger. The method includes: storing a composite relationship...
US-D642,967 Vehicle wheel cover
US-D642,966 Vehicle fender
US-7,991,552 System and method for determining a side-impact collision status of a nearby vehicle
A system and method are provided to determine the side-impact collision status of a nearby vehicle or vehicles. If a nearby vehicle has been in a collision,...
US-7,991,551 System and method for determining a collision status of a nearby vehicle
A system and method are provided to determine the collision status of a nearby vehicle or vehicles. If a nearby vehicle has been in a collision, responsive...
US-7,989,757 Apparatus and method for wound diagnosis
A configurable scanner (1), for contactless measurement of the depth and perimeter of a wound on a target body part (9), has a scan head (4), and is configured...
US-7,988,212 Vehicle mounting and alignment bracket
A bracket for attaching and aligning a forward-looking radar (FLR) having a front face is disclosed according to one embodiment. The bracket includes a bracket...
US-7,987,840 Delay compensated air/fuel control of an internal combustion engine of a vehicle
A fuel control approach that compensates for time delays to increase exhaust gas sensor feedback response speed.
US-7,987,837 Exhaust treatment system for internal combustion engine
Systems and methods are provided for operating an engine exhaust system. In one example, a system comprises a first valve, and a second valve coupled to the...
US-7,987,836 Multi-cooler EGR cooling
A system is described for coordination of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) flow through and around a plurality of EGR coolers differently depending on operating...
US-7,987,662 Composition and method for controlling excessive exhaust gas temperatures
A method of operating an internal combustion engine having a reductant delivery and storage system in an emission control system is disclosed. The method...
US-7,987,572 Spark plug ground electrode shield remover
A tool for removing a spark plug from an internal combustion engine after such ground electrode shield has been broken away from an upper portion of a spark...
US-D642,710 Vehicle lamp
US-D642,504 Vehicle mirror
US-D642,503 Vehicle mirror
US-7,987,040 Controlling cylinder mixture and turbocharger operation
A method for controlling differences in exhaust gas residual amount for a two cylinder bank engine having at least one turbocharger is presented. In one...
US-7,985,163 Adaptive clutch torque control for a powershift transmission
A method for controlling an input clutch of a vehicle transmission that includes an output driveably connected to the input clutch includes increasing the...
US-7,985,140 Zero-lash Oldham coupling
An Oldham-style coupling assembly wherein a driving shaft (12) is rotatably coupled to a driven shaft (32) using a reduced-lash flexible coupling assembly. The...
US-D642,302 Vehicle trunk taillight
US-D642,107 Road wheel ornament
US-7,983,807 System and method for displaying vehicle efficiency
A system and method for determining and displaying an overall efficiency value of a vehicle. The vehicle may include an engine and an electric machine that...
US-7,982,437 Automotive power supply system and method of operating same
A battery control module monitors discharge voltages associated with a traction battery of an automotive vehicle. The battery control module cycles the traction...
US-7,981,219 System for plasma treating a plastic component
A system is provided for plasma treating a plastic component having an exterior surface and an inside surface. The system comprises at least one fixture. The...
US-7,980,621 Vehicle rear door articulating mechanism
A vehicle rear door unsequenced articulating mechanism including one or more articulating hinge assemblies having one or more hinge arms pivotally mounted to a...
US-7,980,342 Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
A method for operating a vehicle may include operating a motor and an engine to propel the vehicle, and increasing consumption of fuel as a residence time of...
US-7,980,228 Vehicle fuel vapor management
A fuel vapor recovery system and method for an automotive vehicle are disclosed. The vehicle fuel tank is vented to atmosphere via a passageway having a carbon...
US-7,980,222 System and method for reducing power consumption when heating a fuel injector
A method for heating fuel injectors of an internal combustion engine supplies current from a power source to a plurality of electrically operable mechanical...
US-7,980,220 Staggered intake valve opening with bifurcated port to eliminate hydrogen intake backfire
A method is described for operating a gaseous fueled engine, where gaseous fuel and intake air are delivered to a first intake port of a cylinder of the engine...
US-7,980,209 Electromagnetic valve actuator and valve guide having reduced temperature sensitivity
An internal combustion engine includes an electromagnetic valve actuator having an armature between upper and lower electromagnets with a stem extending through...
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