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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...
US-7,967,091 Hybrid electric vehicle powertrain with engine start and transmission shift arbitration
A control method and control system for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain with a multiple-ratio transmission is disclosed in which engine start events are...
US-7,966,996 Vacuum supply system
A method of operating a boosted engine system is described in which an ejector coupled with a fuel vapor purging system can generate vacuum during both purging...
US-7,966,992 Combustion control using ion sense feedback and multi-strike spark to manage high dilution and lean AFR
A system and method for operating a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having at least one actuator for controlling charge dilution of at least one...
US-7,966,984 Direct injection fuel system with reservoir
A method of operating a fuel delivery system for an internal combustion engine is described. The method may include, after or during engine shutdown, and during...
US-7,966,816 Turbocharged internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine includes a number of power cylinders furnishing exhaust gases to at least two turbochargers having a common air inlet housing...
US-7,966,812 Multi-stage regeneration of particulate filter
A method of regenerating a particulate filter utilizes two temperature levels, with the first, lower, level removing stored hydrocarbons and urea from an SCR...
US-7,966,151 Method for analyzing operation of a machine
A constraint analysis and reliability agent executes a method for analyzing operation of a manufacturing asset, and includes the steps of collecting operation...
US-7,963,685 Rear combination lamp
A rear combination lamp y for a vehicle includes a rear combination lamp housing with an inboard cavity, an intermediate cavity, and an outboard cavity. First,...
US-7,963,602 Vehicle seating system including seat mounted reversible pelvic bolster
A vehicle system for aiding in the protection of a vehicle occupant is disclosed. The system includes a seat assembly having a seat base and a seat back and a...
US-7,963,585 Vehicle tonneau cover system
A tonneau system for a vehicle bed includes a rail disposed on a top portion of the vehicle bed. A tonneau cover extends over the vehicle bed and includes an...
US-7,963,277 Exhaust gas recirculation control system
An exhaust gas recirculation system has an EGR valve disposed in an EGR duct connecting an engine intake and exhaust. A diaphragm of said EGR valve is actuated...
US-7,963,275 System and method for improving exhaust gas recirculation for a turbocharged engine
A system and method for delivering EGR to an internal combustion engine is presented. The system can reduce system cost and lower system complexity.
US-7,963,273 Cylinder charge temperature control for an internal combustion engine
An engine is operated with a first cylinder to provide a net flow of gases from the engine intake to the engine exhaust while a second cylinder returns...
US-7,963,267 Multi-stroke variable displacement engine
A vehicle propulsion system and method of operation are presented. As one example, cylinder deactivation and transitioning from four to two strokes is...
US-7,963,104 Emission control system having a coated mixer for an internal combustion engine and method of use
An emission control system capable of remediating an exhaust from an internal combustion engine and having an exhaust passage, an oxidation catalyst, a reducing...
US-7,963,051 Post-puller and method
A method of removing a T-type fence post from the earth with a powered, mobile piece of equipment controlled by a human operator includes attaching a...
US-7,963,019 Method of roll-forming an automotive support member
A roll-forming process for the manufacture of a structural member can be used in the manufacture of an automotive vehicle. The roll-forming process creates a...
US-7,962,278 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 disengages a starter in...
US-7,960,335 Octreotide implant having a release agent and uses thereof
Methods, formulations and kits are described that allow for the controlled release of octreotide, e.g., octreotide acetate, in a subject.
US-7,959,224 Active head restraint having multiple horizontal pivot points
A system comprising a seat having upper and lower members, a restraint, and a connector assembly having first and second members connected with the restraint...
US-7,958,912 Freeze protection for on-board vehicle emissions treatment system
Freeze protection of an on-board emissions treatment substance storage and distribution system in a vehicle includes moving the emissions treatment substance...
US-7,957,888 Approach for enhancing emissions control device warmup in a direct injection engine system
A method of controlling fuel supplied to an engine of a vehicle is provided. The method may improve engine starting during cold operating conditions. In one...
US-7,956,477 Starter relay control
A starter control system is disclosed. In one example, the starter control system allows both automatic and manual control over an engine starting sequence. The...
US-7,954,995 Sensor arrangement and method for using same
A sensor arrangement includes, in some embodiments, a magnetostrictive element configured to output magnetic signals in response to a magnetic field. A sensor...
US-7,954,879 Vehicle door system
There is provided a vehicle door system for a door of a road vehicle, for example an open-top or convertible vehicle. The door includes a first hinged region...
US-7,954,864 Hybrid energy absorber for automobile bumper
An automobile bumper system including an isolator disposed adjacent a cross beam of an automobile frame, and a bumper edge guard strip mounted adjacent upper...
US-7,954,593 Method for compensating for drive influences on the steering system of a vehicle using an electric power...
The invention relates to a method for compensating for drive influences of a drive train of a motor vehicle on its steering system, said motor vehicle having an...
US-7,954,312 Approach for detecting reductant availability and make-up
A engine system having a reductant delivery and storage system is described. In one example, a physical condition associated with a reductant storage device is...
US-7,954,311 Ammonia vapor management system and method
A method is described for managing vapors generated from an ammonia-containing reductant delivery system. The method may include generating ammonia vapors in a...
US-7,950,751 Method and apparatus for maintaining a trailer in a straight position relative to the vehicle
A system and method of controlling a vehicle with a trailer comprises determining the presence of a trailer, determining a vehicle velocity, determining a...
US-7,950,719 Vehicle dual hinge rear door articulating and sliding system
A vehicle rear door articulating and sliding mechanism including an articulating hinge assembly having a hinge arm pivotally mounted to a vehicle C-pillar at...
US-7,950,368 Engine and exhaust heating
A method for controlling a vehicle engine having a plurality of cylinders is provided. The method comprises: during engine idling, advancing spark timing of at...
US-7,950,363 Air inlet system for internal combustion engine
An air inlet system for an internal combustion engine includes an air inlet duct for drawing charge air into a charge air processor, and an intake manifold...
US-7,950,303 Transmission temperature sensing and control
As one example, a propulsion system for a vehicle is provided, comprising: a propulsion device configured to provide mechanical work via a crankshaft; a...
US-7,950,109 Vehicle 180 degree 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-D638,961 Vehicle taillight
US-7,946,943 Method and device for controlling an automatic transmission
The invention relates to a method and a device for controlling an automatic transmission, the automatic transmission (100) comprising a single-stage planetary...
US-7,946,273 Fuel system for multi-fuel engine
An engine system and corresponding control method are described. As one example, the control method includes transferring one type of fuel from one fuel tank to...
US-7,946,263 Approach for adaptive control of cam profile switching for combustion mode transitions
A method is disclosed for controlling cylinder valve switching between a first valve condition and a second valve condition for transitioning between combustion...
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