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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...
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...
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