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US-7,873,449 Vehicle safety system with advanced tire monitoring
A control system (11) for a vehicle (10) includes vehicle dynamics sensors (35-47) providing a vehicle dynamics signal. Tire monitoring system sensors (20) in...
US-7,873,235 Fog isolation and rejection filter
An imaging processing system adapted for use with a vehicle is provided in one aspect of the present invention. The system generally includes an image capturing...
US-7,872,394 MEMS device with two axes comb drive actuators
In certain embodiments, a MEMS actuator is provided comprising a frame and a movable structure coupled to the frame. A vertical comb drive is provided between...
US-7,871,729 System and method for mixing gases in a fuel cell exhaust system
A system and method for reducing concentrations of reactants in gases flowing through an exhaust system are disclosed. Briefly described, one embodiment...
US-7,871,408 Methods and systems for gated or pulsed application of ablative energy in the treatment of cardiac disorders
The present invention comprises methods and systems for treating a cardiac arrhythmia in a mammal by administering gated or pulsed radiofrequency current or...
US-7,871,348 Vehicle hybrid powertrain system and method of operating same
A torque-producing machine and planetary gear set biases torque between primary and secondary drivelines of a vehicle. A first element of the planetary gear set...
US-7,871,123 A-pillar joint for automotive vehicles
An A-pillar joint configuration where the front end frame rail members are welded to the A-pillar eliminates the seals at the interface between the front end...
US-7,870,925 System and method for managing a powertrain in a vehicle
A system and method for managing a powertrain in a vehicle determines a number of vehicle conditions, and compares them to predetermined conditions to determine...
US-7,870,848 Reducing fuel-vapor emissions by vortex effect
A system for managing fuel-vapor emission from a fuel tank of a vehicle using a vortex-effect flow separator coupled in the fuel-vapor purging system of the...
US-7,870,724 Lean NO.sub.x trap with PGM zoned axially
The present invention provides a thermally stable catalyst for treating automobile exhaust by-products is provided. The catalyst of the invention comprises a...
US-7,870,723 System and method to operate fuel cell in the exhaust of an internal combustion engine
A method for operating an international combustion engine, the engine also includes a first cylinder, a second cylinder, an exhaust system, and a fuel cell in...
US-D630,987 Vehicle interior
US-7,869,933 Temperature sensing coordination with engine valve timing using electric valve actuator
A method of operation for an engine including an electrically actuated engine valve in a cylinder head, with at least an actuator coupled to the valve, the...
US-7,869,932 Engine autostop and autorestart control
Systems and methods are described for controlling engine operation of an engine that may be shut-down during engine idle stop conditions. The engine may include...
US-7,869,930 Approach for reducing overheating of direct injection fuel injectors
A method of controlling fuel supplied to an engine is provided. The engine includes at least one cylinder having a port injection fuel injector being supplied...
US-7,869,906 Wireless gateway apparatus and method of bridging data between vehicle based and external data networks
A vehicle network gateway providing off board diagnostic and computer based devices with access to vehicle network data such as signal values and diagnostic...
US-7,868,750 System and method for controlling a safety restraint status based on driver status
A system and method for notifying primary and second drivers about a status of a safety restraint in a vehicle is provided. A primary and secondary keys are...
US-7,867,133 Increased loading to improve low load controlled auto-ignition operation
A method for controlling an engine and a supplemental torque apparatus of a vehicle, such as a hybrid vehicle. During a transient gear change where the engine...
US-7,866,703 Re-settable vehicle seat belt buckle pre-tensioner presenter system and method of operation
A re-settable vehicle seat belt pre-tensioner apparatus is disclosed having a first member engagable with a second member that is moveable relative to the first...
US-7,866,702 Energy absorbing seat anchor restraint system for child safety seats
An energy absorbing anchor for securing a child safety seat to a mounting portion of a vehicle and coupling to a tether of the child safety seat is provided. The...
US-7,866,303 Direct injection event-based engine starting
A method for starting an internal combustion engine having direct fuel injection, comprising of adjusting a number of direct injections per combustion cycle...
US-7,866,291 Camshaft phaser for internal combustion engine
A camshaft phaser for an internal combustion engine includes a driven hub attached to a camshaft, and a drive sprocket journaled to the driven hub. A locking...
US-7,866,148 Combustion control utilizing exhaust throttling
A method of operating an engine for a vehicle includes operating the cylinder to achieve controlled autoignition of an air and a fuel mixture within the...
US-D630,560 Vehicle front side grille
US-7,865,298 System and method for providing route information to a driver of a vehicle
A system and method for providing route information to a driver of a vehicle given a predetermined destination having more than one route available to reach the...
US-7,865,290 Valve control synchronization and error detection in an electronic valve actuation engine system
A system for controlling a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine with electromagnetic valve actuation, comprising of at least one cylinder with an engine...
US-7,865,276 System and method for displaying an overall efficiency of a hybrid electric vehicle
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-7,862,114 Seat restraining device
The embodiments described herein provide a vehicle seat assembly that is coupled to a floor of a vehicle. The assembly comprises a seat back frame, a seat...
US-7,862,083 Actuation mechanism for the deployment of a laterally extendable running board to provide rollover resistance
An actuation mechanism is used with the deployment apparatus mounting a running board on an automotive vehicle for laterally outward movement to increase...
US-7,862,057 Wheel suspension of a steerable wheel
The invention relates to a wheel suspension of a steerable wheel, which wheel suspension has at least one wheel carrier to which are connected at least one...
US-7,862,056 Steering gear inertia damper
A tunable mass damper for use in a vehicle steering system in which a rack and pinion gearing subsystem would otherwise transfer resonant vibrations to the...
US-7,861,682 Systems and methods for managing camshaft torsional loading
Systems and methods for managing camshaft dynamic loads associated with actuation of a camshaft-driven auxiliary device in a multiple-cylinder internal...
US-7,861,680 Pushrod engine with multiple independent lash adjusters for each pushrod
A multiple-cylinder internal combustion engine having a camshaft-driven valvetrain with a camshaft disposed within an engine block includes at least two intake...
US-7,861,515 Monitoring of exhaust gas oxygen sensor performance
A method of monitoring a performance of an oxygen sensor is disclosed. One embodiment comprises determining a first air/fuel ratio from a signal from an exhaust...
US-D630,391 Dust collector
US-D630,138 Vehicle upper grille
US-7,858,638 Methods and compositions for alleviating stuttering
Methods of treating stuttering include treating people with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor modulators, including cyclopyrrolones. A second active agent...
US-7,858,253 Time-based fuel cell purge method
A method of purging a fuel cell is disclosed. The method includes determining a running average current load on the fuel cell, a standard deviation of cell...
US-7,858,110 Long term drug delivery devices with polyurethane based polymers and their manufacture
This invention is related to the use of polyurethane-based polymer as a drug delivery device to deliver biologically active compounds at a constant rate for an...
US-7,857,377 Tubular B-pillar to stamped rocker joint and method of assembling the same
A pillar to rocker joint assembly comprising a tubular pillar having a pinched flange near a lower end of the pillar is joined to a rocker assembly including a...
US-7,856,954 Systems and methods for controlled shutdown and direct start for internal combustion engine
Systems and methods for controlling shut down of a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine include a mechanical energy storage device to decelerate an...
US-7,856,759 Dual action power drive unit for a vehicle door
A power drive unit system includes a vehicle door, a slide member, a motor, first and second cable guide members, first and second cables, an external spool, a...
US-7,855,025 Anode loop pressure control in PEM fuel cell system
A method of operating a fuel cell stack is disclosed. The method includes operating the fuel cell stack in accordance with a predetermined profile of fuel...
US-7,854,682 Transmission shifting responsive to borderline knock limits
A method for operating an engine and transmission in a vehicle is described. The method comprises up-shifting the transmission based on whether engine knock...
US-7,854,466 Mounting system for ballistic panel
A ballistic panel and mounting assembly for use with a vehicle door having a side impact structure. The panel having first and second separable members, and a...
US-7,854,288 Automotive fuel storage system with in-tank fuel binder system
An automotive fuel storage system includes a fuel storage tank and a binder fluid tank containing a supply of binder fluid. A mixer system connected with the...
US-D629,576 Dust collector
US-D629,575 Dust collector
US-D629,340 Vehicle lower grille
US-7,853,389 Traction control for performance and demonstration spin
A method is provided for controlling a powertrain of a vehicle comprising wheels, and an accelerator pedal actuated by a driver. The method comprises controlling...
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