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US-7,904,223 Post impact safety system with vehicle contact information
A system for providing post-impact signals in a vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes at least one impact zone with a passive safety sensor positioned at...
US-7,900,614 Self-calibrating NO.sub.x sensor
A system for calibrating a response to an exhaust-stream NO.sub.x level in a motor vehicle is provided. The system comprises a NO.sub.x sensor that includes an...
US-7,900,608 Fuel vapor purging diagnostics
Systems and methods are provided for monitoring reverse flow of fuel vapors and/or air through a vehicle fuel vapor recovery system, said fuel vapor recovery...
US-7,900,598 Electromechanical valve timing during a start
A method is described for starting an internal combustion engine. During a run-up in engine speed of the engine starting, the method includes adjusting intake...
US-7,900,509 Methods for variable displacement engine diagnostics
Various methods are described for monitoring cylinder valve deactivation in an engine, the engine including at least a cylinder valve actuator for deactivating...
US-7,899,594 System and method for qualitatively determining vehicle loading conditions
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a controller (26) that determines whether or not a potential load change has occurred in...
US-7,898,405 Vehicle information display and method
An information display for a vehicle includes an indicator arrangement having a visual display configured to provide driver demand information to a vehicle...
US-7,896,591 Tool holder assembly
A tool holder assembly including a cutting tool, a tool holder, and an adapter. The cutting tool includes a fluid passage and an end portion. The tool holder...
US-7,896,425 Simultaneous movement system for a vehicle door II
A simultaneous movement system for a vehicle door is provided. The system includes a simultaneous movement system comprising first and second primary hinge arms,...
US-7,896,419 Side mounted tailgate step
A vehicle tailgate side mounted step assist mechanism attachable to a vehicle including a vehicle bed coupled to a pillar and a tailgate pivotally attached to...
US-7,896,121 Automotive fuel storage system with in-tank fuel encapsulation system
An automotive fuel tank storage system includes a fuel storage tank installed in a vehicle and a barrier fluid tank containing a supply of barrier fluid. A...
US-7,896,114 Method for controlling engine start in a vehicle
A vehicle includes a motor/generator, a disconnect clutch disposed between the engine and the motor/generator, and a transmission disposed between the...
US-7,895,992 Push rod engine with inboard exhaust
A multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having an engine block with first and second cylinder banks arranged at an angle and longitudinally offset...
US-7,895,991 Integrated canister strainer
A carbon canister adapted for use in an automotive vehicle is disclosed. The system has a carbon canister housing defining a cavity adapted for holding carbon...
US-7,895,089 Remanufactured part core return process and system
One aspect of the present invention is a computer-implemented method for processing remanufactured part cores. The method includes receiving manufactured part...
US-7,894,967 Regenerative braking with hill descent control
An automotive hill descent control includes a friction-braking subsystem and a non-friction braking subsystem with engine-based braking and regenerative braking....
US-7,892,128 Hybrid electric vehicle and powertrain
A hybrid electric vehicle and powertrain includes an engine and an electric machine connected to each other in a power-split arrangement. The electric machine is...
US-7,891,450 System and method of torque transmission using an electric energy conversion device
A method for improving hybrid vehicle is disclosed. In one embodiment, a torque differential across a transmission is controlled while torque is provided to the...
US-7,891,340 Feed-forward control in a fuel delivery system and leak detection diagnostics
A method for operating a fuel delivery system with a first pressure pump fluidly coupled to a second higher pressure pump is described. In one example, the fuel...
US-7,891,336 Differential torque operation for internal combustion engine
A method adjusts a torque differential between firing cylinders based on engine speed such that greater torque differentials are provided at higher engine...
US-7,890,263 System and method for sensing and deployment control supervision of a safety device
A system and method of controlling deployment of a safety device for a vehicle. The system may include a pre-impact collision assessment system, an impact...
US-7,890,241 Boosted engine control responsive to driver selected performance
Various systems and methods are described for operating an engine in a vehicle in response to a driver performance/economy mode. One example method comprises...
US-7,887,314 Comestible product sheeter with rear access
A comestible product sheeter is configured to provide enhanced access to the rollers and other components of the roller assembly. The one or more frame members...
US-7,887,122 One-piece shotgun with impact energy absorber
A one-piece shotgun is configured to absorb impact energy when a front of the vehicle is impacted. The shotgun comprises an upper portion, a mid portion, and a...
US-7,887,118 Simultaneous movement system for a vehicle door
A simultaneous movement system for a vehicle door includes a vehicle door having a door inner panel, first and second outboard members, first and second inboard...
US-7,886,988 Switchable radiator bypass valve set point to improve energy efficiency
A method of conserving energy during a heating event wherein a coolant is heated in a cooling system is disclosed. The method includes establishing a first set...
US-7,886,729 First and second spark plugs for improved combustion control
An engine system includes two spark plugs in a cylinder of an engine. The two spark plugs have different heat ranges in order to address pre-ignition, where only...
US-7,886,727 Variable venturi system and method for engine
Systems and methods for an engine are described. In one example, a system may include a variable venturi coupled in an intake of the engine; an exhaust gas...
US-7,886,719 System and method to compensate for variable fuel injector characterization in a direct injection system
A method for controlling fuel injection timing of at least one fuel injector in a direct injection fuel delivery system of an internal combustion engine is...
US-7,886,524 Method for controlling an internal combustion engine during regeneration of an emission after-treatment device
A method for improving engine control during a regeneration of an exhaust gas after treatment device is described. According to one aspect of the description,...
US-7,885,750 Integrated control system for stability control of yaw, roll and lateral motion of a driving vehicle using an...
A method of controlling a vehicle includes determining a desired sideslip angle in the moving road plane, determining an actual sideslip angle in the moving road...
US-7,881,850 Wheel lifted and grounded identification for an automotive vehicle
A control system (18) for an automotive vehicle (10) has a first roll condition detector (64A), a second roll condition detector (64B), a third roll condition...
US-7,880,430 Power system and method
A power system may include at least one controller configured to determine a net reactive power on at least one power distribution circuit and to issue at least...
US-7,878,937 Dual-pilot axle assembly for an automotive vehicle driveline
A differential and axle assembly for an automotive vehicle driveline is disclosed. The assembly includes a differential drive pinion and a drive pinion shaft,...
US-7,878,913 Decoupling torsional disturbance in a vehicle powertrain
A decoupler assembly for a motor vehicle driveline comprising a decoupler, an input driveably connected to a transmission output shaft and including a first...
US-7,878,912 Cardanic cross joint with insulation
A universal joint comprises first and second joint yokes, each joint yoke having axially opposite yoke arms, and inner and outer sides with respect to an axis of...
US-7,878,568 Vertical cargo box extender for compact pickup trucks and similar vehicles
A vehicle bed assembly includes a vehicle bed having a floor and first and second side walls, wherein the first and second side walls include a top portion with...
US-7,878,287 Subframe-locating device
The invention relates to a device for locating a subframe to a vehicle body having a control hole. The device comprises a pin attached to the subframe and...
US-7,878,177 Internal combustion engine having common power source for ion current sensing and fuel injectors
A system and method for controlling operation of a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having fuel injectors and an ionization current sensor include a...
US-7,877,996 Turbo-lag compensation system having an ejector
A boost system for an engine is described. In one example, the boost system provides air to an engine cylinder via a converging-diverging valve seat. The system...
US-7,877,981 Control strategy for turbocharged diesel engine
The description relates to a control strategy for assisting regeneration of a particulate filter for a turbocharged diesel V-engine. The engine has two cylinder...
US-7,877,201 System and method for dynamically determining vehicle loading and vertical loading distance for use in a...
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a roll rate sensor (34) for generating a roll rate signal, a lateral acceleration sensor...
US-7,877,200 System and method for dynamically determining vehicle loading and vertical loading distance for use in a...
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a roll rate sensor (34) for generating a roll rate signal, a lateral acceleration sensor...
US-7,877,199 System and method for dynamically determining vehicle loading and vertical loading distance for use in a...
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a roll rate sensor (34) for generating a roll rate signal, a lateral acceleration sensor...
US-7,877,189 Fuel mass control for ethanol direct injection plus gasoline port fuel injection
A method is described for an engine having a delivery system configured to deliver fuel and a fluid to an engine cylinder, said fluid containing at least some...
US-7,877,178 System and method for dynamically determining vehicle loading and vertical loading distance for use in a...
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a roll rate sensor (34) for generating a roll rate signal, a lateral acceleration sensor...
US-7,875,171 Suction filter for an automatic transmission
A filter assembly includes a filter housing including an inlet, through which hydraulic fluid enters the housing, and an outlet, through which hydraulic fluid...
US-7,875,017 Cardiac repair, resizing and reshaping using the venous system of the heart
Structurally supportive material is implanted or injected into cardiac veins as discrete masses at various sites in the cardiac venous system to reinforce the...
US-D631,487 Vehicle engine compartment
US-7,873,459 Load transfer adaptive traction control system
A method of controlling a vehicle that includes determining a dynamic normal load for the vehicle wheel, modifying the requested torque signal from a traction...
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