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US-7,801,661 Power boost system and method
A power boost system and method. An illustrative embodiment of the power boost system includes an operator interface having a system activation button; a vehicle...
US-7,799,000 Fixation apparatus for a medical device
A fixation apparatus for attaching a medical device to a patient includes an attachment feature attached to the medical device and configured to cooperate with...
US-7,798,940 Method for determining the filling pressure for a clutch
Method for determining the filling pressure for a clutch that comprises clutch linings, a clutch release spring, and a hydraulic pressure system for closing the...
US-7,798,578 Driver feedback to improve vehicle performance
A system for providing driver feedback is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system provides a driver with feedback in response to a brake pedal and an...
US-7,798,560 Vehicle body structure
A vehicle body structure having a closure frame structure and an inner fender structure. The closure frame structure has a tenon. The inner fender structure has...
US-7,798,557 Vehicle unguided four-bar rear door articulating and sliding mechanism
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 one...
US-7,798,282 Power assisted steering system
A hybrid electrical power assist system (EPAS) for an automotive vehicle that utilizes the advantages of a conventional EPAS system to provide power assist based...
US-7,797,931 Catalyst composition for diesel particulate filter
A catalyst composition is provided for use on a diesel particulate filter which facilitates the oxidation of soot from diesel engine exhaust and which generates...
US-7,797,929 Low temperature emission control
A method of controlling an engine having a lean NOx trap in the exhaust is described. The method comprises during a first mode, at a first temperature, storing...
US-7,797,882 Window positioning apparatus
An apparatus for positioning a vehicle window. The apparatus includes a lift mechanism configured to move the window between a raised position and a lowered...
US-D624,217 Vehicle headlight
US-D623,997 Vehicle windshield
US-D623,996 Vehicle windshield
US-D623,995 Vehicle rear window
US-7,797,090 Method for monitoring hydrogen vehicles
A system and method for remotely monitoring the status of a hydrogen vehicle includes a data acquisition/communication module configured to receive a plurality...
US-7,797,089 System and method for managing a power source in a vehicle
A system and method for managing a power source in a vehicle having an engine and an electric machine includes setting first and second discharge limits for the...
US-7,795,319 Tire recycling method generating carbonous residue
A process for making a carbonous residue from scrap tires is disclosed. Tires are digested in an oil product. Steel and glass fibers are separated. A product...
US-7,794,153 Adjusting and maintaining bearing preload in an axle assembly
An axle differential mechanism includes a carrier, a bearing supporting the carrier in rotation about an axis, a bearing adjuster including a adjuster sleeve...
US-7,794,009 Side impact door trim buckle initiatory design in armrest and grab handle region
A side impact door trim buckle initiator design is provided in a vehicle armrest and grab handle region. The disclosed support structure design induces buckling...
US-7,794,008 Collapsible door panel support structures and methods of assembly
A collapsible door support structure includes a pre-defined bend or local stiffening feature. The collapsible structure is either be incorporated into the door...
US-7,793,968 Integrated support structure for either a fifth wheel hitch or a gooseneck trailer hitch
An integrated support structure apparatus is provided for attaching either a fifth wheel trailer hitch or a gooseneck trailer hitch to a truck bed. The...
US-7,793,637 Method for auto-ignition operation and computer readable storage device for use with an internal combustion engine
A method for controlling an engine having a variable valve actuator includes operating the engine in a first mode where the engine carries out spark ignition...
US-7,793,620 Integrated gaseous fuel delivery system
An integrated gaseous fuel delivery system is provided. The system includes a storage tank to hold a gaseous fuel and a pressure regulation system disposed...
US-7,792,628 Electrical assist for reducing emissions and torsion response delay in a hybrid electric vehicle
In a hybrid electric vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine that produces torque and an electric machine that produces torque, a method for operating...
US-7,792,626 Engine arrangement
A method for operating an engine arrangement with a first internal combustion engine and a second internal combustion engine in a vehicle is provided. The method...
US-7,792,625 Traction control system and method for a vehicle
A traction control system adjusts powertrain output to reduce wheel slip, where a relationship between powertrain output and pedal actuation is adjusted in...
US-7,792,617 Wheel speed sensing system for electronic stability control
A control system for controlling a safety system of an automotive vehicle having a transmission and a differential. The system includes left and right wheel...
US-7,791,236 Permanent magnet machine
A permanent magnet electric machine with optimum motoring efficiency is disclosed. It is adapted for use in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain. An asymmetric...
US-7,791,216 Method and system for use with a vehicle electric storage system
A method and system for controlling a vehicle having an electric powertrain and an electric energy storage system. The electric energy storage system includes a...
US-7,790,133 Multi-component hydrogen storage material
A reversible hydrogen storage composition having an empirical formula of: Li.sub.(x+z)N.sub.xMg.sub.yB.sub.zH.sub.w where 0.4.ltoreq.x.ltoreq.0.8; ...
US-7,789,929 Diesel particulate filter and method for forming such filter
A method for forming a diesel particulate filter is presented. The method includes provided an extruder for receiving material to be extruded such extruder being...
US-7,789,794 Method and system for controlling a propulsion system of an alternatively powered vehicle
Inverters of a hybrid electric vehicle are cooled by a coolant. Expected temperature differences between the inverters and the coolant are determined based on...
US-7,789,455 Deformable pull cup arrangement and method of assembly
A pull cup in a vehicle door is fitted to a door trim panel substrate and is connected to the door inner sheet metal panel of the vehicle door by way of a...
US-7,789,070 In-line electro-mechanical modulating device to modulate fuel flow in fuel rails to reduce noise
Systems and methods for a direct injection fuel system of an engine to mitigate engine noise are provided. An example includes a modulating device located in the...
US-7,789,063 System and method for engine air-fuel ratio control
A method for operating an engine having a first injector for injecting a first fuel into a cylinder of the engine and a second injector for injection a second...
US-7,788,910 Particulate filter regeneration and NOx catalyst re-activation
A system and method may be provided for operating a system having an engine with an emission control system, the emission control system including a lean NOx...
US-7,788,907 Exhaust injector spray target
A system for treating exhaust gasses from an engine includes directing a spray of reductant into exhaust gasses against a flow of exhaust gasses to a spray...
US-7,785,230 Variable displacement engine powertrain fuel economy mode
A vehicle drive system for adjusting vehicle fuel economy is described. In one example, the vehicle drive system includes an operator interface for adjusting...
US-7,784,874 Energy absorbing seat anchor restraint system for child safety seats
A child safety seat tether anchor for securing a child safety seat to a mounting portion of a vehicle is provided. The child safety seat tether anchor may...
US-7,784,334 Camber angle optimization for a biaxial wheel test machine
A method for controlling a biaxial wheel test machine used for simulating loads experienced by a test wheel under actual driving conditions and for obtaining an...
US-RE41,617 Method for determining a longitudinal vehicle by compensating individual wheel speeds
A control system (24) for controlling a safety system (40) of an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of wheel speed sensors (30) generating a plurality of...
US-7,783,699 User interface system for a vehicle
A user interface system and method for a vehicle enables access to services available through an electronic device. The user interface system includes a...
US-7,780,229 Vehicle seat with a storage compartment
A vehicle seat includes a seat frame having a seat portion and a cover skirt covering the frame below the seat portion to form a footwell termination at a front...
US-7,779,953 Biasing drive torque to an axle in a motor vehicle
A system for transmitting power to vehicle wheels includes a transmission output connected to a first wheel set, a planetary gearset including an input and an...
US-7,779,823 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 combusted...
US-7,779,813 Combustion control system for an engine utilizing a first fuel and a second fuel
A system for a multi-fuel engine includes adjusting delivery of one or more fuels in response to a condition of an ignition spark in the engine. In one example,...
US-7,779,812 Vehicle stability and surge control
In one example, a method is described for operating an engine of a vehicle, the engine having a combustion chamber. The method may include controlling a...
US-7,779,802 Simulated cam position for a V-type engine
A method is provided for estimating a cam shaft position of one bank of a V-type engine based on crankshaft acceleration and cam shaft position of the other bank...
US-7,779,714 Surrogate engine speed signal for controlling a dual clutch powershift transmission
A method for launching a vehicle having an engine shaft, first and second transmission input shafts, first and second input clutches, a coupler, a power path,...
US-7,779,633 Method for determining the exhaust back pressure upstream of a turbine of an exhaust-driven turbocharger
The present application relates to a method for determining the exhaust back pressure p.sub.3 upstream of a turbine, which is arranged in the exhaust line of an...
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