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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...
US-7,979,177 System and method for updating vehicle computing platform configuration information
A configurable vehicle computer is enabled based on identification information associated with a driver. Updates to the configurable vehicle computer are stored...
US-7,979,171 Permanent magnet temperature estimation
A method of controlling a vehicle including a permanent magnet (PM) synchronous motor is provided. The motor is controlled based on direct-axis (d-axis) and...
US-7,978,871 Speaker system for a vehicle
In response to an applied force, a speaker system is configured to deploy from a confined area so as to function as a pelvis pusher. Additionally, portions of...
US-7,978,096 Parking angle determination and cross traffic alert
The subject of the present invention is a vehicle that determines a parking angle while parking and employs the parking angle when using a cross traffic alert...
US-7,977,814 Centralized HV interlock system
A centralized high voltage interlock system includes an electrical source, an interlock control unit electrically connected to the electrical source, at least...
US-7,976,419 Control of the flow rate in a transmission oil cooler
A system for controlling a flow rate in a vehicle transmission includes a source of fluid exiting a torque converter, an oil cooler, a source of control...
US-7,975,566 Hydraulic control apparatus for an automatic dual clutch transmission
A hydraulic control apparatus for an automatic dual clutch transmission, comprising a first clutch with a first partial transmission and a second clutch with a...
US-7,975,383 Double hydroformed tube with integral reinforcement
A hydroforming process forms a hydroformed automotive component as a multiple cell member having an integral internal rib separating the cells and reinforcing...
US-7,975,381 Valve operating camshaft system for internal combustion engine
A camshaft system includes a number of cam lobes locked upon a cylindrical shaft. Bearings configured with one-piece bores and are engaged with the cylindrical...
US-7,974,765 Engine boost control for multi-fuel engine
A fuel delivery approach for an engine includes delivering a first fuel blend from a first, lower alcohol fuel tank to a port injector; delivering a second,...
US-7,974,442 Vehicular vision system
A vision system for a vehicle that identifies and classifies objects (targets) located proximate a vehicle. The system comprises a sensor array that produces...
US-7,972,242 Vehicle trajectory control system
Systems and methods for controlling a throttle plate to adjust airflow to the engine are provided. A transmission having an input speed and an output speed and...
US-7,971,910 Conduit to component fitting having a leak detection mechanism
A leak detection mechanism for use with a pressurized system that relates generally to an assembly for connecting a conduit to a component. The mechanism...
US-7,971,667 System and method of inhibiting the effects of driveline backlash in a hybrid propulsion system
In a hybrid electric vehicle, a motor may be downstream of an engine and transmission. This configuration can be exploited by using the motor to buffer and...
US-7,971,666 System and method of extending regenerative braking in a hybrid electric vehicle
A method of generating brake force to decelerate a vehicle is provided. The method includes during a deceleration condition, generating brake torque via a...
US-7,971,577 EGR cooler defouling
A method to dislodge an adherent residue in an EGR cooler, the EGR cooler installed in an engine. The method comprises switchably flowing the exhaust gas...
US-7,971,575 System and method for tip-in knock compensation
A system for an engine of a vehicle includes methanol and water injection to abate engine knock. The injection is provided directly into the cylinder.
US-7,971,567 Directly injected internal combustion engine system
An engine system for a vehicle, comprising of a combustion chamber, a first in-cylinder direct injector configured to deliver a first substance including at...
US-7,971,433 Helical exhaust passage
A system and method for treating exhaust gasses from an engine is described. In one example, the exhaust gasses are routed from the engine to atmosphere through...
US-7,971,430 Diesel turbine SCR catalyst
A system for treating exhaust gases from an engine is described. The system includes, the exhaust gases routed from the engine to atmosphere through an exhaust...
US-7,971,426 Reductant injection system diagnostics
A method is described for controlling operation of a reductant injection system. In one example, a pump of the reductant injection system is operated at a...
US-D641,102 Vehicle fog lamp cover
US-7,970,528 Gaseous fuel management system for automotive vehicle
A gaseous fuel management system for an automotive vehicle includes at least one gas sensor for detecting the presence of gaseous fuel outside of the confines...
US-7,970,512 Integrated control system for stability control of yaw, roll and lateral motion of a driving vehicle using an...
An integrated stability control system using the signals from an integrated sensing system for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of sensors sensing the...
US-7,969,040 Dual battery vehicle electrical systems
A dual battery electrical system for a vehicle having an engine comprises a primary load and a secondary load and is switchable between an ON state in which the...
US-7,968,024 Method for forming molding compounds and articles therefrom
A method for forming a molding compound including simultaneously chopping a non-synthetic reinforcement member and a synthetic reinforcement member and forming...
US-7,967,720 Dynamic allocation of drive torque
A method for operating a powertrain in a hybrid vehicle is provided. The method comprises providing torque to drive the vehicle from both an electric drive and...
US-7,967,506 Power supply temperature sensor and system
A power supply temperature sensor and system includes a power supply housing configured to receive at least one power supply unit, such as a battery cell. The...
US-7,967,365 Motor vehicle stowable roof assembly
An actuation mechanism for a stowable front roof panel includes a first support assembly to provide vertical movement of the roof panel and a second sliding...
US-7,967,361 Method of making a filler neck housing assembly
A method of making a filler neck housing assembly. A reinforcement bracket having a ring-shaped portion and a reinforcement flange is assembled to a housing...
US-7,967,329 Protective layer for an airbag assembly
An instrument panel assembly for a passenger vehicle is provided with a protective film. The protective film has only one unfolded layer. The film layer is...
US-7,967,106 Air induction sound modification system for internal combustion engine
An air induction sound modification system for an internal combustion engine includes a multi-frequency sound suppression unit having Helmholtz resonators and a...
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