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US-8,030,894 System and method for rebalancing a vehicle battery
A vehicle may include an electric machine, a battery, a driver interface and one or more controllers. The one or more controllers may be configured to determine...
US-8,029,590 Collapsible filtration tank for a dust collector
A collapsible filtration tank for a dust collector includes an outer frame, an engaging base and a filter. The outer frame is formed cylindrical, having plural...
US-8,029,344 Door assembly for climate control system
A motor vehicle climate control system that utilizes a door to selectively open and close an inlet formed in a housing of the climate control system. The...
US-8,029,041 Door trim-integrated pelvic impact energy-absorbing construction for vehicle
An integrated door substrate and pelvic bolster is provided for use in a vehicle. The integrated component is formed from a polymerizable material by injection...
US-8,029,038 Table and seat system for a vehicle
A passenger vehicle comprising a vehicle body and at least one seat is provided. The vehicle body includes a front end and a rear end. The seat is mounted...
US-8,028,678 Direct injection alcohol engine with boost and spark control
Boosted engine operation and spark timing of an engine may be adjusted with alcohol content of the fuel in a direct injection engine. Further, various...
US-8,027,778 Torque delivery
A system for controlling a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders with electronically actuated valves (EVA) is presented....
US-8,025,046 System and method for facilitating homogeneous charge compression ignition
A method of transitioning between homogeneous charge compression ignition and spark ignition in a combustion chamber of an engine that is configured for...
US-8,025,035 Mechanical variable camshaft timing device
A device for selectively changing phase relationship between first and second rotating shafts in an internal combustion engine where the first shaft is secured...
US-8,025,034 Interval phasing for valve timing
A system for communicating information between a valve controller and an engine controller is presented. The system is designed to improve the timing of data...
US-8,022,818 Warning apparatus for a motor vehicle
Warning apparatus (2) for a motor vehicle (1) having an indicator system (6) for indicating a change of lane comprising at least one signal display (7) arranged...
US-8,022,304 Grommet
A grommet providing triple sealing feature when mounted in an opening of a panel is disclosed. When the panel into which the grommet is mounted is between a...
US-8,021,031 Automotive head lamp bulb shield
A head lamp for a motor vehicle is disclosed with a reflector for reflecting light. A light bulb is oriented within the head lamp and spaced apart from the...
US-8,020,912 Rear closure assembly for a passenger vehicle
A passenger vehicle is provided with a body having an interior with a passenger compartment and a rear cargo region accessed through a rear opening. A liftgate...
US-8,020,652 Generator power-based cold start strategy
The method of the invention controls engine speed during engine starting for a hybrid electric vehicle that includes a battery, an engine and a generator,...
US-8,020,597 Oxidation shield for tires
The invention is directed to increasing the endurance of a tire by providing an oxidation shield strip located in the vicinity of a critical area of the tire....
US-8,020,538 Cooled EGR system for coolant heating during cold engine start
Various systems and method for heating an engine in a vehicle during a cold start are described. In one example, thermal efficiency of the engine is improved by...
US-8,020,534 Carbon canister
A four-pass carbon canister includes a cover sealingly coupled to an injection-molded housing having a first chamber, a second chamber fluidly coupled to the...
US-8,020,532 Fuel injection control during start-up
A method of operation of an internal combustion engine including an intake valve coupled to a combustion chamber, and a port fuel injector positioned upstream...
US-8,020,525 Cylinder charge temperature control for an internal combustion engine
A method is disclosed for operating an engine with a first cylinder providing a net flow of gases from the intake to the exhaust while combusting; and a second...
US-D645,384 Vehicle hood
US-8,019,545 System and method for controlling object detection based on driver status
Primary and secondary keys are adapted to be associated to primary and secondary drivers. A key ignition device is positioned on each of the primary and...
US-8,019,525 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-8,019,511 Vehicle rollover detection
A system and method for detecting a rollover of a vehicle that includes at least one wheel reaction force sensing device for transmitting wheel reaction force...
US-8,019,298 Satellite radio system and method of activating same
A satellite radio system may include at least one computing device configured to receive a transaction date associated with a vehicle, to determine a...
US-8,018,109 Permanent magnet machine with offset pole spacing
An internal permanent magnet machine has multiple rotor sections, each section having multiple rotor laminations. Permanent magnets are placed asymmetrically in...
US-8,017,112 Transplantation of bone marrow stromal cells for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases
The present invention relates to a treatment of an autoimmune demyelinating disease/disorder. Also included in the present invention is the use of bone marrow...
US-8,016,714 Multiple speed transmission utilizing co-planar gear sets
A multiple speed power transmission, comprising an input shaft; a transmission case; a co-planar gear set; a rear epicyclic gearing assembly with four rotating...
US-8,016,576 Vehicle transmission with fluid pump having a recirculation circuit
The present disclosure relates to a vehicle transmission with fluid pump having a recirculation circuit. The recirculation circuit is configured to direct fluid...
US-8,016,342 Vibration dampener with floating positive mechanical connection
A support brace supports the instrument panel above the floor pan of an automotive chassis and includes a lap joint that dampens the transmission of low range...
US-8,015,952 Engine fuel reformer monitoring
Systems and methods for monitoring a fuel reformer which reforms ethanol into a reformate gas comprising H.sub.2, CO, and CH.sub.4 for fueling an engine are...
US-8,015,951 Apparatus with mixed fuel separator and method of separating a mixed fuel
Systems and methods are provided for extracting components of a mixed fuel into at least one substantially non-polar component and at least one polar fuel...
US-8,015,833 Automotive climate system and method of controlling same
An automotive climate control system includes an evaporator, a variable speed compressor and a controller. The controller is configured to periodically alter a...
US-8,015,801 Management of a plurality of reductants for selective catalytic reduction
A method of operating a reductant delivery and storage system of a vehicle, comprising of storing an ammonia-containing fluid in a first storage device,...
US-D644,970 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-D644,969 Vehicle front upper bumper cover
US-D644,967 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D644,966 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D644,965 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D644,964 Vehicle front center grille
US-D644,963 Vehicle front center grille
US-8,014,928 Automotive slipstreaming support system
Systems and methods are provided to enhance the ability of a driver to safely slipstream a leading vehicle to realize a fuel economy benefit.
US-8,014,922 Methods for detecting vehicle rollover
An automobile rollover detection system comprising a control module to receive a first set and a second set of signals, to determine a first threshold in...
US-8,014,921 Ultrasonic sensor-based side impact sensing system
A side-impact threat assessment system that uses at least one ultrasonic sensor is provided. A method of detecting a potential side-impact collision on a host...
US-8,014,886 Method and system for generating an assembly configuration
A bill of material and a design layout are aligned to generate a configuration for a virtual vehicle. The bill of material includes a part number and usage...
US-8,011,338 Camcover oil separator
Systems are provided for separating oil from blow-by gases in an internal combustion engine. In one example, a system comprises a camcover configured to be...
US-8,011,180 Particulate filter regeneration
A method of operating an engine having a diesel particulate filter in a vehicle is disclosed. In one example, the filter is regenerated in response to a...
US-D644,587 Vehicle wheel
US-D644,579 Vehicle hood
US-D644,578 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
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