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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...
US-8,006,675 Diesel fuel cooling system and control strategy
A method is described for cooling fuel for a diesel engine system with a common rail fuel injection system having a coolant pump and a fan. The method comprises...
US-8,006,670 Engine control with valve deactivation monitoring using exhaust pressure
A system or method for controlling a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine operable in a reduced displacement mode with at least one valve or cylinder...
US-8,006,657 Mode-switching cam follower
A mode-switching cam follower is disclosed, wherein the follower includes a body, a cam contact movably coupled to the body, and a latch member movably coupled...
US-8,005,684 Method for estimating a used vehicle's market value
A method for estimating a used vehicle's market value is disclosed. The method searches for a set of comparable vehicles in an existing historical database of...
US-8,005,596 System for dynamically determining vehicle rear/trunk loading for use in a vehicle control system
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a pitch rate sensor (37) generating a pitch rate signal, a longitudinal acceleration...
US-8,005,592 System for dynamically determining axle loadings of a moving vehicle using integrated sensing system and its...
A vehicle (10) includes a control system (18) that is used to control a vehicle system. The control system determines a wheel normal loading in response to...
US-8,005,587 Method and system for controlling a motive power system of an automotive vehicle
Environment conditions expected to be encountered by a vehicle are used as inputs in determining operating modes of a motive power system of a plug-in hybrid...
US-8,005,235 Multi-chamber noise control system
A noise control system is operable within a box-like structure provided by the dual bulkhead plenum of the vehicle dashboard positioned within the transfer path...
US-8,004,267 Power converter system for an automotive vehicle and method for configuring same
A DC/DC power converter includes an electrically configurable transformer/inductor. The electrically configurable transformer/inductor receives a power plug....
US-8,003,265 Gas conditioning device and method
A humidification device is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the humidification device includes at least one wet gas channel and at least one dry gas...
US-8,002,337 Vehicle frame with offset load path to a hinge pillar and rocker
A vehicle frame sub-assembly including a hinge pillar assembly and A-pillar assembly. A high strength hinge pillar reinforcement and A-pillar reinforcement are...
US-8,002,327 Motor vehicle
A motor vehicle (5) has a roof structure including a front roof member (6) and a rear member (4) which together form a cover for a passenger compartment (I) of...
US-8,002,325 Stowable child seat for automotive vehicles
A child seat mount assembly, a seat for mounting a child seat, and a passenger vehicle having a stowable child seat are provided. A seat back is connected to...
US-8,002,064 Frame structure of automotive vehicle
A pair of side frames extends longitudinally away from each other in a vehicle width direction, which includes a closed cross section formed by an outer panel...
US-8,001,950 Method for idle speed control
A method is disclosed for controlling engine output in a vehicle having a hydraulic power steering system. The method may include, during an idle condition...
US-8,001,934 Pump control for reformate fuel storage tank
Various systems and methods are described for a controlling a flow of reformate fuel in a fuel system which includes a reformer and a storage tank coupled to an...
US-8,001,782 Approach for identifying and responding to an unresponsive wastegate in a twin turbocharged engine
An engine system for a vehicle is provided, comprising an internal combustion engine including an exhaust system; a first turbine including a first wastegate...
US-8,001,779 Hybrid high-pressure low-pressure EGR system
An example system for inducting air into an engine includes a compressor and a turbine mechanically coupled to the compressor and driven by expanding engine...
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...
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