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US-7,945,377 Methods and systems for exhaust gas mixing
A method of operating an engine system is described in which a back-pressure valve of a low pressure EGR system can be modulated at a lower frequency during an...
US-7,943,260 System and method for recirculating unused fuel in fuel cell application
A system and method for delivering an input fluid stream through a fuel cell stack and discharge an unused fluid stream is provided. An inlet of the fuel cell...
US-7,942,479 Combined manual recline and manual lumbar adjustment mechanism
A control device for regulating adjustment of vehicle seats is disclosed. The control device is a dual function control arm which combines the manual recliner...
US-7,942,134 Evaporative emission system and method for controlling same
A method for controlling an automotive canister purge valve in fluid communication with an evaporative canister includes selecting a purge flow rate of increase...
US-7,942,128 Warm up strategy for ethanol direct injection plus gasoline port fuel injection
A system for an engine, comprising of a cylinder of the engine; a first injector configured to inject a first substance to said cylinder; a second injector...
US-7,942,127 Vehicle stability and surge control
A system and method are described for operating an engine of a vehicle, the engine having a combustion chamber. In one example, the method may include...
US-7,942,121 Camshaft system for internal combustion engine
A camshaft system for internal combustion engine includes a camshaft having a thrust ring which is lubricated by oil from a control valve which operates a...
US-7,942,120 Variable camshaft timing system
A variable camshaft timing (VCT) system for an internal combustion engine is described. In one example, the system includes a spool valve that displaces oil...
US-7,942,035 Anode leak test implementation
A system and method is provided for detecting an anode leak of an anode stream in a fuel cell stack. The system comprises a controller that stores at least one...
US-7,941,994 Emission control device
An engine having a first and second bank of cylinders is disclosed. The engine may have improved fuel economy and emission as compared to other similar engines....
US-7,938,107 Variable stiffness flow control valve
A flow control valve, comprising a flow controlling valve configured to deflect from a generally planar posture to an increasingly nonplanar posture responsive...
US-7,938,105 High flow (delta P) differential pressure EGR system with provision for both flow control and OBD monitor
In one approach, a method for measuring exhaust gas recirculation flow in an engine is provided. The method comprises separating EGR flow into at least a first...
US-7,937,195 System for managing a power source in a vehicle
A system for managing a power source in a vehicle having an engine and an electric machine can set first and second discharge limits for the power source, where...
US-7,935,885 Insulated assembly of insulated electric conductors
An insulated assembly of insulated electric conductors includes a first plurality of insulated electric conductors. Each insulated electric conductor has a...
US-7,935,025 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for pressurizing a hydraulic circuit comprising a hydraulically actuated transmission component and an accumulator. One example...
US-7,934,486 Internal and external LP EGR for boosted engines
A method for controlling combustion in a combustion chamber of a turbocharged engine is described. The method includes admitting to the combustion chamber prior...
US-D637,123 Vehicle rear upper bumper cover
US-D637,122 Vehicle rear upper bumper cover
US-D637,121 Vehicle rear bumper cover insert
US-D637,120 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
US-D637,119 Vehicle rear bumper cover insert
US-D637,118 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
US-D637,117 Vehicle lower grille
US-7,933,812 System integrator and commodity roll-up
A purchasing entity directs the sourcing of one or more parts in a microprocessor-based method. The microprocessor-based method comprises obtaining over a...
US-7,933,713 Control of peak engine output in an engine with a knock suppression fluid
A method for supplying two types of fuel to an engine of a vehicle is disclosed. In one embodiment, an amount of a first fuel supplied to the engine is adjusted...
US-7,933,711 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for expediting engine spin-down in an engine that is shutdown during engine idle-stop conditions and restarted during restart...
US-7,931,718 Oil mist separator
An oil mist separator includes a body inside which a filtering chamber is formed for a filtering unit made up with several centrifugal dust collectors. With an...
US-7,931,002 Method for starting an engine
A method for improving starting of an engine that may be repeatedly stopped and started is presented. In one embodiment, the method skips combustion in at least...
US-7,930,878 Method and apparatus for rapidly thawing frozen NOx reductant
According to one aspect of the present invention, a liquid reductant tank for supplying liquid reductant to a selective catalytic reduction system is disclosed....
US-7,930,087 Vehicle braking control
A method of operating an engine for a vehicle having at least a first cylinder, the method comprising of operating the first cylinder to provide at least one of...
US-7,926,522 Fuel filler system for automotive vehicle
A capless fuel filler device includes an anti-contamination seal mounted upon an external portion of a fuel filler passage extending through the device. An...
US-7,926,473 Air supply system for an internal combustion engine
An air supply system for a reciprocating internal combustion engine includes an air inlet and a mixing volute for receiving charge air from the air inlet. The...
US-7,926,385 Passive entry side door latch release system
A vehicle passive entry side door latch release system engageable with a release cable connected a door latch includes a moveable linkage assembly engageable...
US-7,926,270 Turbocharger waste gate control
A method for improving turbocharger waste-gate control is presented. The method can reduce turbocharger flow oscillation, at least during some conditions.
US-D636,320 Vehicle wheel
US-D636,307 Vehicle mirror
US-7,925,418 Engine control responsive to varying amounts of alcohol in fuel
Various systems and methods are described for operating an engine in a vehicle in response to fuel having varying amounts of alcohol. One example method...
US-7,922,242 Panoramic vehicle roof module assemblies
A panoramic vehicle roof assembly is provided with a first cross member and a second cross member. Each of the first and second cross members is adapted to be...
US-7,922,196 Sensor integration for airbag deployment
A system and method for deploying one or more airbags in a vehicle is provided. The system comprises a passive detection device, an active detection device and...
US-7,921,944 Compression system for internal combustion engine including a rotationally uncoupled exhaust gas turbine
As one example, a vehicle propulsion system is provided. The system includes: an with an intake air compressor and an exhaust gas turbine. Further, a control is...
US-7,921,833 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-7,921,709 Variable displacement engine diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for monitoring cylinder valve deactivation of a cylinder valve of an engine. One example method comprises, indicating...
US-7,920,058 Trailer tire pressure monitoring system
A system and method that, upon connection of a trailer to a tow vehicle, a trailer brake controller informs a tire pressure monitoring system to begin...
US-7,918,912 Engine hydrocarbon adsorber
Devices, systems and methods are provided for adsorbing hydrocarbons from the air intake system of an internal combustion engine. The devices, systems and...
US-7,918,763 Control strategy for multi-mode vehicle propulsion system
A method for controlling a vehicle operation in the transmission lash region. One method includes transitioning a combustion mode of a cylinder, and varying a...
US-7,918,757 Drive unit connected to a transmission output for producing forward and reverse drive
A drive unit includes a gearset alternately producing forward and reverse drive, an inter-axle differential dividing torque at an output of the gearset between...
US-7,918,492 Vehicle door belt and cam articulating mechanism
A vehicle door articulating mechanism including an articulating hinge assembly having a hinge arm pivotally mounted to a vehicle structure at one end thereof, a...
US-7,918,484 Vehicle body seal for a steering column leadthrough
A seal system (9) for sealing an opening (4) which leads into an interior space of a motor vehicle that receives a steering housing (8). The seal system (9) has...
US-7,918,295 Fluid reservoir
A power assist system for a motor vehicle subsystem having a component support structure is described. The power assist system comprises a fluid reservoir, a...
US-7,918,214 System and method for improving fuel vapor purging for an engine having a compressor
A system and method for storing and purging fuel vapors for an internal combustion engine comprising a compressor is presented. The system allows the canister...
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