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US-8,062,652 Compositions and methods for treating precocious puberty
The present invention is directed to the controlled delivery of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, preferably from a polymeric material that is...
US-8,062,618 Exhaust aftertreatment system and method of treating exhaust gas
A diesel exhaust aftertreatment system and method are provided. The system includes a lean NO.sub.x trap for reducing NO.sub.x and a transition metal-exchanged...
US-8,062,601 Emission SCR NO.sub.X aftertreatment system having reduced SO.sub.3 generation and improved durability
An exemplary emission treatment system for reducing gases from the exhaust of an engine includes an exhaust passage for transporting the exhaust from the...
US-8,062,397 Air filtration apparatus
An air filter assembly for an evaporative emissions control canister used with an internal combustion engine fuel system. The assembly includes: a housing...
US-8,062,178 Temperature control of dual input clutch transmission
A system for controlling temperature of a transmission clutch includes a housing containing the clutch, a fan for circulating air through the housing and over...
US-8,062,172 Powertrain for a hybrid vehicle with all-wheel drive capability and method for controlling wheel slip
A hybrid-electric powertrain and control method for a vehicle having forward traction wheels and rearward traction wheels in an all-wheel drive configuration....
US-8,062,171 Transmission engagement control during an engine restart of a hybrid electric vehicle
A method for controlling transmission engagement during restart of an engine in a hybrid electric powertrain includes moving a gear lever between a forward...
US-8,061,777 System for seat-actuated head rest extension and retraction
A head rest system for an automotive vehicle seat movable between an extended position when the seat back of the vehicle seat is in its upright position and a...
US-8,061,753 Universal tailgate hinge
An entry assembly includes a frame and a gate. The frame has a first side and a second side. The gate is connected to the frame. The gate defines a demarcation...
US-8,061,693 Elastic bushing
The invention relates to an elastic bushing having an elastic element and a holding element for receiving the elastic element. The holding element having an...
US-8,061,464 Traction and stability control system and method for a vehicle with mechanically independent front and rear...
A vehicle powertrain with mechanically independent sets of front and rear traction wheels has separate motive power units. An electronic control system...
US-8,061,462 Transmission upshift input torque modulation for a hybrid electric vehicle
In a powertrain for motor vehicle that includes an engine, an electric machine able to function alternately as a motor and a generator, and a transmission whose...
US-8,061,338 Ignition coil to spark plug mating apparatus
A retaining apparatus is provided for mating an ignition coil to a spark plug.
US-8,061,329 Lift pump control for a two pump direct injection fuel system
An economical method for controlling a lift pump operating as part of a direct injection fuel system is described. According to the method, at least two...
US-8,061,319 Camshaft phaser for internal combustion engine
A camshaft phaser for an internal combustion engine includes a rotor which is rotationally coupled to a camshaft and a hydraulic positioning system for timing...
US-8,061,309 Cooling system
The disclosure relates to an internal combustion engine with a cooling circuit having a water jacket portion in the cylinder block and a water jacket portion in...
US-8,061,174 Preventing voids in extruded teeth or splines
An apparatus for extruding teeth in a blank includes a press that includes a lower die plate for supporting the blank thereon, and upper die plate that moves...
US-8,061,138 System for controlling contaminant deposition in exhaust gas recirculation coolers
A system for controlling contaminant deposition in an exhaust recirculation cooler mounted in a vehicle to allow exhaust gas to recirculate along a gas...
US-8,061,131 Cylinder head for an internal combustion engine
A cylinder head adapted to be mounted to a cylinder block of an internal combustion engine has a cooling jacket at least partially integrated in the cylinder...
US-8,061,128 Diesel particulate filter overstress mitigation
Methods and systems for reducing overstress of a DPF are provided herein. One example of such a method is based on radial temperature gradient near the exit...
US-8,060,293 System and method for controlling an engine during transient events
Systems and methods for controlling an internal combustion engine include adjusting fuel delivered to a cylinder during a transient event by an amount indexed...
US-8,060,275 Rough road detection system used in an on-board diagnostic system
An on-board diagnostic system of a vehicle comprises disabling diagnostic operation, such as a misfire monitor, based on road roughness. In one example, the...
US-8,058,841 Retractable overhead charging cord dispenser for vehicles
The present invention is generally directed to a retractable overhead charging cord dispenser which has multi-positioning capability to provide plug-in electric...
US-8,057,949 Fuel cell stack flow diversion
A fuel cell system has a compressor delivering compressed gas to a fuel cell stack and a control valve affecting the flow of compressed gas. A load dump...
US-8,057,198 Variable displacement piezo-electric pumps
A variable displacement piezo-electric pump which includes a pump housing having a side housing wall defining a pump chamber, an inlet line and an outlet line...
US-8,056,944 Latch assembly for a vehicle door
An improved latch assembly (14) is provided for securing a vehicle door (12) in a closed position. Specifically, in one embodiment, the improved latch assembly...
US-8,056,928 Vehicle and fuel storage system for a vehicle
A vehicle and a fuel storage system for a vehicle are provided. A frame defining a perimeter structure and having first and second ends, and a generally open...
US-8,056,696 Friction control element having a stroked state
A control element for opening and closing a drive connection between a first member and a second member includes a first ring engaged with the first member,...
US-8,056,546 Multi-function throttle valve
An engine system comprises an air cleaner, a combustion chamber coupled to an intake port, and an intake manifold. The intake manifold is configured to receive...
US-8,056,545 Integrated cover and exhaust gas recirculation cooler for internal combustion engine
An integrated engine cover and exhaust gas recirculation cooler for an internal combustion engine includes a cover for enclosing a portion of an engine and an...
US-8,056,544 Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system
A method for operating an internal combustion engine Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system that includes producing an EGR valve position signal to decrease the...
US-8,056,540 Method and system for fuel vapor control
A method and system for fuel vapor control in a hybrid vehicle (HEV). The HEV fuel vapor recovery system includes a fuel tank isolation valve, which is normally...
US-8,056,534 Intake manifold system for internal combustion engine
An intake manifold system for an internal combustion engine includes inlet runners attached to a mounting flange. The inlet runners may be one piece with the...
US-8,056,531 Shallow piston bowl and injector spray pattern for a gasoline, direct-injection engine
A combustion system for a direct-injection, spark-ignition engine is disclosed. A side-mounted fuel injector located outboard the intake valves directs multiple...
US-8,056,525 Induction system for internal combustion engine
An induction system for an internal combustion engine includes an upper intake for receiving air from a supply, such as a turbocharger, and a lower intake which...
US-8,056,436 Adjustable steering column assembly for a motor vehicle
A steering column assembly for a motor vehicle is disclosed having lower and upper steering column members that are slidingly interengaged. The upper column...
US-8,056,340 EGR mixer for high-boost engine systems
An EGR mixer comprises an upstream conduit section having a contracting flow area in a direction of air flow through the mixer, a downstream conduit section...
US-8,056,339 Warming intake air using EGR cooler in dual-throttle boosted engine system
A method for providing intake air to an engine in a vehicle comprises delivering compressed fresh air and EGR to the engine via first and second throttle valves...
US-8,055,437 CO2 information display and method
A method and system for estimating CO2 produced by an internal combustion engine disposed in a vehicle and transmitting the CO2 produced to a display device...
US-8,055,425 Increased capability modular vehicle-dynamics control architecture
A system and method for controlling the amount of torque generated by at least one torque generating device in a vehicle is provided. A vehicle layer transmits...
US-8,052,937 Soot oxidation catalyst and method of making
A catalyst composition for facilitating the oxidation of soot from diesel engine exhaust is provided. The catalyst composition includes a catalytic metal...
US-8,052,768 Air filtration apparatus
An air filter assembly is provided for an evaporative emissions control canister used with an internal combustion engine fuel system. The air filter assembly...
US-8,051,829 Method for controlling low temperature combustion
A method for adjusting fuel injection of an engine is disclosed. In one example, fuel injection timing is adjusted to account for fuels having different cetane...
US-8,051,704 Method for diagnosing fuel injectors
A fuel injector diagnostic is disclosed. In one example, the diagnostic can determine if that amount of fuel injected or the timing of start of injection is...
US-8,051,645 Determination of diesel particulate filter load under both transient and steady state drive cycles
Methods for updating the PF soot load of an engine are provided herein. In one example, a soot storage estimate is based on processing operations that occur at...
US-8,050,994 Method and system for financing acquisition of vehicles
In one embodiment of the present invention, a method for financing acquisition of a vehicle is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a future interest in a...
US-8,050,857 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...
US-8,050,844 Pre-delivery strategy for diesel-engine vehicles
A method to supply fuel to an engine of a vehicle is provided. The method includes adjusting a direct injection of fuel into a cylinder of the engine based on...
US-8,050,831 Vehicle engine speed control for a continuously variable transmission
A vehicle and a method for controlling a vehicle transmission is provided. The vehicle has at least one wheel and a positionable acceleration device. The...
US-8,049,585 Vehicle power system and electrical contactor for use with same
A vehicle power system includes an electrical power source, an electrical bus, and a contactor electrically connected with the electrical power source and...
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