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US-9,793,386 Multiple zone power semiconductor device
A power semiconductor device is comprised of a plurality of zones having similar structure. Each of the zones may be characterized by a switching loss during...
US-9,791,864 Systems and methods for driving risk index estimation
A vehicle implements driving risk estimation. The vehicle includes a processor and a program stored in memory. The vehicle calculates a first risk estimation...
US-9,791,013 Anti-tilt feature for torsion spring for default-to-park lever
In a default-to-park system for a transmission, a lever member has a cylindrical hub configured to rotate about a spindle. The lever member has a transverse...
US-9,789,868 Methods and systems for engine stopping
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine is stopped to a desired position via slipping a...
US-9,789,783 Hybrid/electric vehicle charge port door
A battery charge display system includes a display assembly attached to a cover of a charge port, and a controller. The display assembly having a first...
US-9,786,969 Magnetically controlled traction battery thermal plate
A vehicle traction battery assembly is provided. The vehicle traction battery assembly may include an array of battery cells, a thermal plate in thermal...
US-9,786,966 Cold plate assembly for electrified vehicle battery packs
An assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a cold plate including a cooling circuit, a first end cap...
US-9,786,928 Proton exchange membrane fuel cell with stepped channel bipolar plate
A fuel cell stack includes a membrane electrode assembly and a bipolar plate. The bipolar plate has a corrugated portion defined by an adjacent pair of proximal...
US-9,786,419 Grain boundary diffusion process for rare-earth magnets
In at least one embodiment, a single sintered magnet is provided having a concentration profile of heavy rare-earth (HRE) elements within a continuously...
US-9,786,102 System and method for wireless vehicle content determination
A fleet management system providing a manager with a tailored user interface based on the enabled features recognized in a vehicle. The fleet management system...
US-9,784,354 Method for controlling a limited slip differential
A vehicle includes a differential, a clutch configured to lock the differential, and a controller. The controller is programmed to, in response to a condition...
US-9,784,353 Torque converter having variable pitch stator and bypass clutch
A transmission includes a torque converter stator with controllable blade angle. A controller adjust the blades by commanding fluid pressures in hydraulic...
US-9,784,340 Multi-speed transmission
A family of transmission gearing arrangements provides between eight and ten forward speed ratios and a reverse speed ratio. Three planetary gear sets are...
US-9,784,235 Pilot fuel injection adaptation
Methods and systems for adapting pilot fuel injection pulse widths are disclosed. In one example, pilot fuel injection values are varied to determine...
US-9,784,229 Vehicle initiated remote engine start for battery charge maintenance and driver initiated remote engine start...
One method for remotely starting an engine of a vehicle includes notifying, from the vehicle, a remote user of the vehicle that a battery of the vehicle has a...
US-9,784,226 Vehicle fuel delivery system
A vehicle fuel delivery system, includes: a first line configured to deliver fuel from a fuel tank to an internal combustion engine (ICE); a second line...
US-9,784,199 Method and system for exhaust catalyst warming
Methods and systems are provided for leveraging engine skip-fire operation during an engine cold-start to expedite catalyst heating. Based on the heat flux...
US-9,784,189 Method and system for an engine variable charge motion system
Methods and systems are provided for introducing a charge motion to a cylinder via a bladder in an intake manifold runner. In one example, a system may include...
US-9,784,175 Internal combustion engine and coolant pump
An engine cylinder block forms a cooling jacket adjacent to a cylinder and that intersects a deck face adapted to mate with a cylinder head. The cooling jacket...
US-9,784,172 Liquid-cooled internal combustion engine with selector guide valve, and method for controlling the selector...
A selector guide valve in cooling system of an internal combustion engine is provided. The selector guide valve includes a first control drum independently...
US-9,784,169 Two-port integrated exhaust manifold for an internal combustion engine having three cylinders
Methods and systems are provided for a 2-port integrated exhaust manifold for an inline-3, inline-6, V-6, and/or V-12 engine. In one example, a system may...
US-9,784,141 Method and system of controlling a thermodynamic system in a vehicle
A vehicle has a vehicle system with a waste heat fluid. An expander, a condenser, a pump, and an evaporator are provided in sequential fluid communication in a...
US-9,784,127 Internal combustion engine with cooled turbine
An internal combustion engine has a cylinder head with at least one cylinder and a cooled turbine. Each cylinder has at least one outlet opening adjoined by an...
US-9,783,875 Cast iron material and motor vehicle part made of the cast iron material
The invention relates to a cast iron material with lamellar graphite formation. It further relates to a motor vehicle part made of the cast iron material. In...
US-9,783,245 Cross-member for pickup truck box
A pickup truck box assembly includes a pair of longitudinal frame rails, an extruded cross-member, and a truck bed. The cross-member has a uniform longitudinal...
US-9,783,230 Trailer backup assist system with off-shoot correction
A trailer backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer is provided herein. The system includes a steering input device for controlling a desired...
US-9,783,188 EV mode shift strategy for hybrid vehicle
A vehicle includes a generator, a battery, a transmission, and a controller. The generator is configured to recharge the battery at a maximum power output when...
US-9,783,187 Mitigating transient current effects in engine autostart/stop vehicle
A vehicle includes an engine and a controller programmed to autostart and autostop the engine. In an autostopped state, engine autostarts are inhibited in the...
US-9,783,183 Battery charging strategy in a hybrid vehicle
A vehicle includes an engine, a motor selectively coupled to the engine, a transmission selectively coupled to the motor, and a controller. The motor is able to...
US-9,783,175 Cable mounting assembly
A cable mounting assembly that may include a ball fitting having a hole that receives a cable assembly. The ball fitting may be disposed in an abutment and may...
US-9,783,158 System and method for on-demand passive entry disable
Various embodiment of the present disclosure provide a system and method for disabling a passive entry passive start system (PEPS) of a vehicle. In one...
US-9,783,153 Bumper assembly including lower leg stiffener
A bumper assembly includes a bumper beam, an actuator, and a lower stiffener. The actuator includes a base mounted to the bumper beam, and a rod moveably...
US-9,783,140 Method and apparatus for remote fuel refill level monitoring
A system includes a processor configured to receive requests from a wireless device in wireless communication with the processor, the requests corresponding to...
US-9,783,133 Magnet fastener with resilient support including at least one projection
A magnet fastener includes a cup, a magnet received in the cup and a carrier. The carrier receives and holds the cup while the resilient support includes at...
US-9,783,117 Luggage compartment hook organizer
A vehicle cargo system includes a support fixed to a roof of the cargo system. The support has a first edge and a second edge. The vehicle cargo system further...
US-9,783,116 Cargo area divider system
A vehicle having a storage compartment includes a floor defining a track, a plurality of panels pivotally connected to the floor, and an arm pivotally attached...
US-9,783,105 Vehicle visor and light assembly
A vehicle sun visor is provided that includes a visor body having a first side and a second side, and a vanity and lighting assembly located on the visor body....
US-9,783,102 Inductively coupled bin light
A storage bin for a motor vehicle includes a storage bin storage compartment and a storage bin lid hingedly connected to the storage compartment. The lid...
US-9,783,100 Running board illumination system and method for a motor vehicle
A running board illumination system is provided for a motor vehicle. That system includes a first illumination element having a first color, a second...
US-9,783,060 Traction battery leakage detection system for electrified vehicle
A leakage detection system for a battery pack of a vehicle may include detection circuitry having a first side connecting a positive terminal of the pack to...
US-9,783,049 Transmission having power take-off
A transmission includes an input shaft, and a primary drive gear fixed to the input shaft. The primary gear has a first set of gear teeth. An idler gear is...
US-9,783,040 Drive wheel having an electric wheel hub motor for motor vehicles and motor vehicle
A drive wheel having an electric wheel hub motor for a motor vehicle includes a stator arranged around a wheel hub and is connected to the wheel hub in a...
US-9,783,028 Powered dual closure system for vehicles
A vehicle closure including a rotatable lift gate and a decklid that is rotatably connected to the liftgate. First and second electrically powered actuators...
US-9,783,027 Vehicle door assist assembly incorporating a high torque operating mechanism
A vehicle includes a door frame coupled to a vehicle frame at a hinge. A door operating mechanism is coupled to the door and vehicle frames for applying...
US-9,782,998 Wheel anti-theft system
A vehicle wheel anti-theft system is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of lock actuators. Each lock actuator is configured to move between a locked...
US-9,782,815 Tooling and method for drawing and flanging a prototype part
A prototype part drawing/flanging tool is provided that are arranged in a draw die set-up and a flange die set-up. The draw die set-up includes a binder ring, a...
US-9,782,761 Selective catalytic reduction catalyst
A selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst includes a support layer. A copper-loaded chabazite (Cu/CHA) layer is supported on the support layer. A...
US-9,782,504 Self-disinfecting surface with printed LEDs for a surface of a vehicle
A self-disinfecting surface covering for a vehicle is disclosed. The surface covering comprising a pair of electrodes substantially conforms to a vehicle panel....
US-9,782,258 Intramyocardial patterning for global cardiac resizing and reshaping
Cardiomyopathy may be treated by distributing space-occupying agent within the myocardium in a pattern about one or more chambers of the heart, such that the...
US-9,781,900 Pet transport
A deployable pet carrier assembly for a vehicle includes a sliding rail guide system configured to attach the pet carrier to a vehicle seat back and collapsible...
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