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US-7,918,757 Drive unit connected to a transmission output for producing forward and reverse drive
A drive unit includes a gearset alternately producing forward and reverse drive, an inter-axle differential dividing torque at an output of the gearset between...
US-7,918,492 Vehicle door belt and cam articulating mechanism
A vehicle door articulating mechanism including an articulating hinge assembly having a hinge arm pivotally mounted to a vehicle structure at one end thereof, a...
US-7,918,484 Vehicle body seal for a steering column leadthrough
A seal system (9) for sealing an opening (4) which leads into an interior space of a motor vehicle that receives a steering housing (8). The seal system (9) has...
US-7,918,295 Fluid reservoir
A power assist system for a motor vehicle subsystem having a component support structure is described. The power assist system comprises a fluid reservoir, a...
US-7,918,214 System and method for improving fuel vapor purging for an engine having a compressor
A system and method for storing and purging fuel vapors for an internal combustion engine comprising a compressor is presented. The system allows the canister...
US-7,918,210 Method for determining valve degradation
A method for determining degraded valve operation. According to the method, valve degradation can be determined from the duration of a spark event. This method...
US-7,918,207 Fuel delivery system for multi-fuel engine
A fuel delivery system for an engine is described. The system includes a controller for adjusting injection timing when switching between two injectors of a...
US-7,918,118 Method of using an electromagnetic forming machine to hem a plurality of panels to form a panel assembly
A method of using an electromagnetic forming machine to hem a panel assembly includes providing an inner panel and an outer panel. The outer panel has a...
US-7,918,086 System and method for determining a NO.sub.x storage capacity of catalytic device
Performance characteristics of a catalytic device are determined based on a particle size of a particulate component of the catalytic device. In this way, aging...
US-7,917,275 System and method for improved vehicle response during vehicle acceleration conditions
A vehicle control method for a vehicle having an internal combustion engine coupled to a torque converter is described. In one embodiment, the engine air flow...
US-7,917,260 Apparatus and method for remotely testing multiple communication channel inputs to a vehicle computer
An embodiment of the present invention includes an apparatus for remotely testing a plurality of communication channel inputs to an automobile computer. The...
US-7,916,010 Method and system for associating a tire pressure sensor to a wheel location in an intitiator based tire...
A method and system for eliminating cross talk in a tire pressure monitoring system that ranks potential sensor identifications based on the number of times the...
US-7,915,546 Multi-function light switch with extendable module
A multi-function light switch unit mountable to an interior panel of an automotive vehicle has a rotatable outer ring controlling a main headlamp, two pushbutton...
US-7,914,943 Integrated seal for fuel cell assembly and fuel cell stack
A solid polymer fuel cell comprising a membrane electrode assembly that is in adhesive contact with a first flow field plate around the circumferential edge of...
US-7,914,072 Moon roof frame module for reinforcement of automotive roof
A moon roof frame module is sized to span between the laterally spaced roof side rails of an automotive roof frame structure and is welded to the opposing roof...
US-7,913,672 Hydrocarbon retaining and purging system
Systems, methods, and computer readable storage media are described in which exhaust gas is routed to a hydrocarbon retaining device during starting, and purged...
US-7,913,668 Engine output control system and method
A method for a boosted engine including first and second injectors includes adjusting boost during a disabled condition of a first injector to compensate for...
US-7,913,656 Variable displacement engine having selectively engageable rocker arm with positioning device
Systems and methods for selectively activating and deactivating gas exchange valves in a variable displacement internal combustion engine include a rocker arm...
US-D635,073 Vehicle gauge
US-7,911,792 Direct dipping cooled power module and packaging
A power module package including a fully enclosed package comprising sidewalls; wherein at least one of said sidewalls includes a conductive substrate; wherein...
US-7,909,417 Braking control system for vehicle
A braking control system and method for a vehicle improves vehicle stability and steerability. When a braking torque is being applied and a road disturbance is...
US-7,909,019 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-7,908,860 Split-series sequential turbocharged engine
For an internal combustion engine having two cylinder banks forming a V-shaped cylinder block, a turbocharger system including a high pressure turbocharger...
US-D634,679 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-D634,675 Vehicle upper grille
US-7,908,067 Hybrid electric vehicle braking downshift control
A hybrid propulsion system for a vehicle is disclosed. In one embodiment an energy conversion device compensates for transmission shifting. The system can...
US-7,905,788 Axial insulation for a universal cross joint
A universal joint comprising two joint yokes. One of the joint yokes is connected a driven shaft or drive shaft. The other joint yoke is connected to the other...
US-7,905,515 Method and apparatus for pre-impact deployment of air bag
An air bag deployment system includes a pre-impact sensor operative to detect an imminent impact and at least one post-impact sensor operative to detect an...
US-7,905,129 Method and tool for contracting tubular members by electro-hydraulic forming before hydroforming
A tubular preform is contracted in an electro-hydraulic forming operation. The tubular preform is wrapped with one or more coils of wire and placed in a chamber...
US-7,904,223 Post impact safety system with vehicle contact information
A system for providing post-impact signals in a vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes at least one impact zone with a passive safety sensor positioned at...
US-7,900,614 Self-calibrating NO.sub.x sensor
A system for calibrating a response to an exhaust-stream NO.sub.x level in a motor vehicle is provided. The system comprises a NO.sub.x sensor that includes an...
US-7,900,608 Fuel vapor purging diagnostics
Systems and methods are provided for monitoring reverse flow of fuel vapors and/or air through a vehicle fuel vapor recovery system, said fuel vapor recovery...
US-7,900,598 Electromechanical valve timing during a start
A method is described for starting an internal combustion engine. During a run-up in engine speed of the engine starting, the method includes adjusting intake...
US-7,900,509 Methods for variable displacement engine diagnostics
Various methods are described for monitoring cylinder valve deactivation in an engine, the engine including at least a cylinder valve actuator for deactivating...
US-7,899,594 System and method for qualitatively determining vehicle loading conditions
A control system (18) and method for an automotive vehicle (10) includes a controller (26) that determines whether or not a potential load change has occurred in...
US-7,898,405 Vehicle information display and method
An information display for a vehicle includes an indicator arrangement having a visual display configured to provide driver demand information to a vehicle...
US-7,896,591 Tool holder assembly
A tool holder assembly including a cutting tool, a tool holder, and an adapter. The cutting tool includes a fluid passage and an end portion. The tool holder...
US-7,896,425 Simultaneous movement system for a vehicle door II
A simultaneous movement system for a vehicle door is provided. The system includes a simultaneous movement system comprising first and second primary hinge arms,...
US-7,896,419 Side mounted tailgate step
A vehicle tailgate side mounted step assist mechanism attachable to a vehicle including a vehicle bed coupled to a pillar and a tailgate pivotally attached to...
US-7,896,121 Automotive fuel storage system with in-tank fuel encapsulation system
An automotive fuel tank storage system includes a fuel storage tank installed in a vehicle and a barrier fluid tank containing a supply of barrier fluid. A...
US-7,896,114 Method for controlling engine start in a vehicle
A vehicle includes a motor/generator, a disconnect clutch disposed between the engine and the motor/generator, and a transmission disposed between the...
US-7,895,992 Push rod engine with inboard exhaust
A multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having an engine block with first and second cylinder banks arranged at an angle and longitudinally offset...
US-7,895,991 Integrated canister strainer
A carbon canister adapted for use in an automotive vehicle is disclosed. The system has a carbon canister housing defining a cavity adapted for holding carbon...
US-7,895,089 Remanufactured part core return process and system
One aspect of the present invention is a computer-implemented method for processing remanufactured part cores. The method includes receiving manufactured part...
US-7,894,967 Regenerative braking with hill descent control
An automotive hill descent control includes a friction-braking subsystem and a non-friction braking subsystem with engine-based braking and regenerative braking....
US-7,892,128 Hybrid electric vehicle and powertrain
A hybrid electric vehicle and powertrain includes an engine and an electric machine connected to each other in a power-split arrangement. The electric machine is...
US-7,891,450 System and method of torque transmission using an electric energy conversion device
A method for improving hybrid vehicle is disclosed. In one embodiment, a torque differential across a transmission is controlled while torque is provided to the...
US-7,891,340 Feed-forward control in a fuel delivery system and leak detection diagnostics
A method for operating a fuel delivery system with a first pressure pump fluidly coupled to a second higher pressure pump is described. In one example, the fuel...
US-7,891,336 Differential torque operation for internal combustion engine
A method adjusts a torque differential between firing cylinders based on engine speed such that greater torque differentials are provided at higher engine...
US-7,890,263 System and method for sensing and deployment control supervision of a safety device
A system and method of controlling deployment of a safety device for a vehicle. The system may include a pre-impact collision assessment system, an impact...
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