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Surender K Kenue: Vision method of detecting lane boundaries and obstacles. General Motors Corporation, Howard N Conkey, November 13, 1990: US04970653 (360 worldwide citation)

An image processing method operates on an image from a ccd camera viewing a roadway scene in front of a vehicle to detect lane markers and determine the relationship of the vehicle to the lane. Obstacles in the lane near the vehicle are detected and a warning is given to the driver. The method uses ...


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James T Embach: Touchscreen CRT with tactile feedback. General Motors Corporation, Howard N Conkey, December 5, 1989: US04885565 (196 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for providing tactile feedback in response to the touch input command of a user to the touchscreen of a cathode ray tube in a CRT command and display system. An actuator is provided for imparting motion to the CRT when the actuator is energized. Energization occurs in response to a touch i ...


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Lauren L Bowler, John E Lahiff: Fuel control system with calibration learning capability for motor vehicle internal combustion engine. General Motors Corporation, Howard N Conkey, December 19, 1978: US04130095 (140 worldwide citation)

A memory type fuel control system and method of operating a motor vehicle internal combustion engine having a three-way catalytic converter. A fuel flow control system provides a fuel supply rate near the air/fuel ratio at which the catalytic converter has maximum three-way conversion efficiency. Th ...


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Timothy W Hill, Mark A Oleszko, Graham T Spencer, John P Sparkman: Air bag module. General Motors Corporation, Kathryn A Marra, Howard N Conkey, March 12, 1996: US05498030 (120 worldwide citation)

An air bag module includes an inflator for generating gas and an air bag coupled to the inflator and deployable upon generation of gas by the inflator. A pouch is made of a fabric material and serves as both the housing and cover of the module. The pouch has wall portions surrounding the air bag and ...


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Amir Karmel, David K Loo, James H Rillings: Adaptive vehicle. General Motors Corporation, Howard N Conkey, May 9, 1989: US04829434 (110 worldwide citation)

An adaptive vehicle is described that analyzes the dynamic behavior of the vehicle operator based on an operator condition (such as the headway maintained by the operator), a vehicle condition (such as vehicle speed) and environmental conditions (such as precipitation rate and tracking distance main ...


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John L Kastura, William R Stewart: Motor vehicle diagnostic and monitoring device having keep alive memory. General Motors Corporation, Howard N Conkey, June 2, 1981: US04271402 (86 worldwide citation)

A diagnostic and warning system for a motor vehicle monitors the condition of a number of preselected parameters. When the condition of the parameters is representative of a fault condition, the system energizes a malfunction light in the vehicle compartment during the period of the detected fault. ...


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Daniel P Grenn, Ronald J Kubani: Misfire detection in internal combustion engines. General Motors Corporation, Howard N Conkey, September 13, 1994: US05345817 (80 worldwide citation)

Engine combustion malfunctions are detected and the responsible cylinder identified by an approach appropriate to the engine operating point by monitoring change in engine speed in a manner insensitive to engine output shaft tooth-to-tooth spacing variations, substantially linear changes in engine s ...


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Dah Lain Tang, Man Feng Chang, Myrna C Sultan: Method for detecting engine misfire and for fuel control. General Motors Corporation, Howard N Conkey, June 12, 1990: US04932379 (79 worldwide citation)

Misfire is detected in an internal combustion engine during its starting mode by analyzing the engine speed profile. Average speed is determined for 60.degree. increments of crankshaft rotation. If an increment midway between top dead center positions has a higher speed than the previous increment a ...


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Richard M Frank: Method for determining air mass in a crankcase scavenged two-stroke engine. General Motors Corporation, Howard N Conkey, February 26, 1991: US04995258 (78 worldwide citation)

A method is described for determining the cylinder mass of air available for combustion in a crankcase scavenged, two-cycle engine, based upon the Ideal Gas Law relationship and indications of pressure, volume, and temperature of air in the crankcase chamber, at predetermined points in the engine op ...


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William J Chundrlik, Pamela I Labuhn: Adaptive cruise system. General Motors Corporation, Howard N Conkey, May 7, 1991: US05014200 (73 worldwide citation)

An adaptive cruise system for a vehicle maintains a desired selected operator-set speed in the absence of a detected preceding target vehicle and adjusts the vehicle speed when a target vehicle is detected to maintain a following distance that is set by the vehicle operator. An alert distance is com ...



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