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US-7,851,105 Electrochemical fuel cell stack having staggered fuel and oxidant plenums
An electrochemical fuel cell stack having staggered fuel and oxidant plenums is disclosed. This construction allows for reduced cell pitch without reducing...
US-7,850,639 Implantation device for subcutaneous implantation of an object under the skin
A device for inserting implantable objects beneath the skin of a patient includes a handle for grasping the device and a base connected to the handle. The base...
US-7,850,349 Headliner mounted center high mount stop lamp (CHMSL)
A vehicle headliner mounted center high mount stop lamp (CHMSL) including a light source disposable between a vehicle roof base layer and headliner generally aft...
US-7,850,246 Shingled thin seat construction for vehicle
A shingled thin seat back for a vehicle having a generally centrally-located panel which is movable in the rearward direction when the seat is occupied and which...
US-7,850,226 Vehicle having a passenger compartment body structure
A vehicle having a body structure for at least a portion of a passenger compartment of the vehicle disposed adjacent to a front portion of the passenger...
US-7,849,842 System and method for compensation of fuel injector limits
A method for an engine with first and second injectors in a cylinder provides different fuel injection compensation upon reaching minimum pulsewidths of the...
US-7,849,601 Method of manufacturing a vehicle
A method of manufacturing a vehicle. The method includes assembling a set of body panels to a vehicle body structure by interlocking a body panel mating feature...
US-7,849,573 Apparatus for self-piercing rivet
An apparatus for riveting two or more sheets together that includes a punch and a die. The die has an expandable cavity that is formed by a tip and a plurality...
US-7,848,876 System and method for determining a vehicle traffic route
Coordinate based vehicle navigation services are provided using text based traffic route information and associated coordinate data received from an off-vehicle...
US-7,846,595 System and method to operate a fuel cell in the exhaust of an internal combustion engine
A system for a vehicle having an engine with an exhaust comprises a fuel cell coupled in the engine exhaust wherein the fuel cell has an output circuit; a...
US-7,845,691 Collision safety system for use with a motor vehicle
A collision safety system for use with a motor vehicle includes a hood mounted to the vehicle movable between an open position and a closed position. A latch...
US-7,845,334 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-7,845,327 Hydraulic lash adjuster with damping device
A system and method for lash adjustment in the valvetrain of an internal combustion engine include a hydraulic lash adjuster having a damping device to limit...
US-7,845,315 On-board water addition for fuel separation system
A fuel delivery system for an internal combustion engine including a fuel tank, a membrane dividing the fuel tank into at least a first and second portion, the...
US-7,845,187 Thermal management system and method for automotive vehicle
A thermal management system for an automotive vehicle includes air cooled heat exchangers for an HVAC system, for a prime mover, and for various electronics...
US-7,841,960 Eight speed planetary kinematic arrangement with two rotating clutches
A multiple speed power transmission comprising: four epicyclic gearing assemblies each having first, second, and third rotating elements with specified...
US-7,841,652 Wheelhouse inner bracket for automotive vehicles
A wheelhouse reinforcement bracket provides increased torsional rigidity for the rear wheelhouses of an automotive vehicle. The wheelhouse bracket is positioned...
US-7,841,650 Striker reinforcement for hydroformed automotive door frame
A striker reinforcement plate is configured for installation into the interior of a closed section, hydroformed tubular automotive frame member. The striker...
US-7,841,433 Negative driveline torque control incorporating transmission state selection for a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid propulsion system for a passenger vehicle is provided. The system comprises a first and second electric motor in the drivetrain, in addition to a...
US-7,841,319 Method of detecting and compensating for injector variability with a direct injection system
A method for controlling an injection of fuel to an engine is described. In one example, the different fuels are injected to an engine during different engine...
US-7,841,310 Spool valve for VCT locking pin release mechanism
A spool valve 10 for a variable camshaft timing (VCT) phaser for an internal combustion engine comprises a spool 11 slidable in a bore 12 in a valve sleeve 13,...
US-7,841,232 Method of dynamically measuring stiffness of a wheel and tire assembly
A test machine and method for dynamically testing a tire/wheel assembly. A first laser measurement gage is directed to an inboard rim flange of the wheel to...
US-7,839,345 Top mount mast antenna reinforcement
A mounting apparatus for a top mount mast antenna includes a secondary part to stabilize the antenna attachment screws extending through the antenna base into...
US-7,837,593 Method and system for using mechanical power to operate a hybrid electric vehicle
An automotive transmission transitions from a drive gear to a neutral gear when an engine is shutdown. During a rolling pull-up, a crankshaft of the engine will...
US-7,837,248 Trim system for an automotive vehicle
A trim panel is mounted to a structural member of an automotive vehicle via a fastener. The trim panel includes an opening in registration with the fastener. An...
US-7,836,867 Diesel fuel cooling system and control strategy
A method is described for cooling fuel for a diesel engine system with a common rail fuel injection system having a coolant pump and a fan. The method comprises...
US-7,836,749 Sled buck testing system
A sled carriage is configured to move in a direction of an axis. A platform is attached with the sled carriage and a sled buck is attached with the platform....
US-D627,704 Vehicle roof rack
US-D627,700 Vehicle wheel
US-D627,699 Vehicle wheel cover
US-7,835,848 Coordination of variable cam timing and variable displacement engine systems
A method of controlling an engine with a first group of cylinders having selectively deactivatable cylinders valves and a variable camshaft timing actuator...
US-7,834,617 Magnetoresistive continuous seat track position sensor
A magnetoresistive continuous seat track position sensor system to determine longitudinal movement of the seat along a length of a track is described. In one...
US-7,834,572 Robust blower motor startup technique
A method for starting a blower motor with a locked rotor condition, the motor having one or more speed settings, each speed setting having a reference voltage...
US-7,834,507 Electric machine winding arrangement
Rotational electric machine stator winding arrangement characterized, inter alia, by at least one coil of each parallel circuit being discontinuous with the...
US-7,833,495 Exhaust treatment device facilitating through-wall flow
An emissions treatment device includes a substrate having multiple parallel channels/layers of a porous material, the channels/layers including a first group of...
US-7,832,796 Three-piece roof assembly for race cars
A three-piece roof assembly is provided for racing cars in which the two side members are fixedly supported on the frame of the vehicle and the center member is...
US-7,832,781 Map pocket close-out as integrated pelvic bolster for vehicle door
An integrated combined extended map pocket close-out and pelvic bolster component for attachment to a door trim substrate used in a vehicle door is disclosed....
US-7,832,523 Power assist steering system
The present invention provides a power assist steering system for use with a motor vehicle utilizing a torque sensor and an electronically controlled hydraulic...
US-7,832,518 Torque distribution control in a motor vehicle
In a vehicle powertrain that continually transmits power to a first set of vehicle wheels and selectively transmits power through a clutch to a second set of...
US-7,832,514 Axle drive unit for a hybrid electric vehicle
A drive unit for a hybrid electric motor vehicle includes an engine, an electric motor/generator, a layshaft supporting a first coupler and a second coupler, a...
US-7,832,511 Hybrid electric vehicle control system and method of use
A rule-based fuzzy gain-scheduling proportional integral (PI) controller is provided to control desired engine power and speed behavior in a power-split HEV. The...
US-7,832,375 Addressing fuel pressure uncertainty during startup of a direct injection engine
An engine system and a method of starting an internal combustion engine of the engine system are described. In one embodiment, the method includes adjusting a...
US-7,832,221 Vehicle compressor control system and method
A vehicle compressor is controlled based on an environment parameter and a vehicle status parameter. In at least one embodiment, a temperature control system for...
US-7,832,204 Engine system including heat pipe
An engine system for a vehicle includes a first heat pipe in contact with the exhaust and a first fluid of the engine system; a second heat pipe in contact with...
US-7,832,198 System and method for controlling an operating temperature of a catalyst of a vehicle exhaust system
If a demanded power exceeds a predetermined threshold, where the threshold is based on a catalyst temperature, power from a power storage unit is supplied to a...
US-7,832,197 System and method for reducing NOx emissions in an apparatus having a diesel engine
A method for a diesel engine includes retarding intake valve timing and advancing exhaust valve timing based on reduced exhaust gas that enters an aftertreatment...
US-7,829,236 Hydration sensor apparatus for measuring membrane hydration in a fuel cell stack
A fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell stack and at least one hydration sensor apparatus for measuring membrane hydration in the fuel cell stack is disclosed....
US-7,828,956 Method for measuring concentrations of gas moieties in a gas mixture
In at least one embodiment, a method is described for measuring concentrations of gas moieties in a gas mixture. A mixed-potential gas sensor is exposed to a gas...
US-7,828,694 Rollback control of a hybrid electric vehicle
In a powertrain that includes an engine driveably connected to a load and an electric machine driveably connected to the load, a method for controlling a vehicle...
US-7,828,693 Negative driveline torque control incorporating transmission state selection for a hybrid vehicle
In one embodiment, a hybrid propulsion system for a vehicle is provided. The system comprises at least one drive wheel; a first motor coupled to the drive wheel,...
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