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US-9,759,149 System and method for determining exhaust temperature
Methods and systems for estimating engine exhaust gas temperature and adjusting engine operation based on the engine exhaust gas temperature are disclosed. In...
US-9,759,148 Method and system for determining air-fuel ratio imbalance via engine torque
Methods and systems are presented for assessing the presence or absence of engine torque deviation which may indicate air-fuel ratio imbalance between engine...
US-9,759,145 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for improving the detection and mitigation of high speed pre-ignition. In one example, high speed pre-ignition is detected...
US-9,759,138 Internal combustion engine with partial deactivation and method for the operation of an internal combustion...
A system is provided for an internal combustion engine including at least two cylinders, wherein the at least two cylinders form at least two groups, wherein...
US-9,759,135 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for using compression heating to heat a cylinder piston before cylinder combustion is resumed. Cylinder heating is achieved...
US-9,759,114 Selective powertrain heating system
A vehicle includes a powertrain having an engine and at least one controller. The controller is programmed to selectively heat at least one of a plurality of...
US-9,758,199 Stiffening brace for pickup truck box outer panel
A cargo box for a pickup truck includes a bed and a pair of sidewalls connected to opposing longitudinal sides of the bed. Each of the sidewalls has an inner...
US-9,758,192 Underbody structure for absorbing energy to improve roof structure integrity during side impact
A vehicle body assembly including a frame with an outrigger secured to the frame below a passenger compartment. The passenger compartment includes a plurality...
US-9,758,170 Coordinated control of transmission and accessories
A powertrain includes an engine, a transmission, and one or more accessories, such as an alternator or an air conditioning compressor, all operating based on...
US-9,758,164 Motor vehicle cruise control with deceleration reduction
A method and device for regulating the speed of a motor vehicle, wherein an electronic device a) compares deceleration of a vehicle with a threshold value...
US-9,758,160 Methods and systems for engine cranking
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine may be started in one of two ways depending on...
US-9,758,149 Hybrid vehicle and downshifting strategy in a hybrid vehicle
A vehicle includes an engine, an electric machine, an engine disconnect clutch, and a transmission input configured to transmit power from the engine and...
US-9,758,129 Method of minimizing ice buildup on a windshield of a vehicle
A method of minimizing ice buildup on a windshield of a vehicle is provided. The method includes the steps of: (a) monitoring a state of the vehicle; (b)...
US-9,758,127 Restraint system
A restraint system in a vehicle includes a first retractor, a second retractor, a first webbing retractably coupled to the first retractor, a second webbing...
US-9,758,107 Adjustable support for a vehicle
A vehicle cover, such as a tailgate adapted for being raised and lowered relative to the vehicle or a vehicle bumper, includes an adjustable support for...
US-9,758,091 Vehicle system and method for activating hazard lights during battery disconnect events
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, activating hazard lights of an electrified vehicle in response...
US-9,758,090 Interior side marker
A vehicle includes a seat assembly having a seatback and a seat base. A side marker is positioned on the seat base. A light assembly is configured to emit light...
US-9,758,088 Auxiliary lighting roof rack
A roof rack assembly is provided herein. A pair of support racks are provided on a roof structure of a vehicle. A first light source is coupled to each of the...
US-9,758,070 Second row flip up cushion inertia hook
A seating assembly for a motor vehicle comprises a flip up lower seat cushion having a design seating position and a structural member having a forward edge...
US-9,758,064 Vehicle seat mounted angled desk top
A vehicle seating assembly includes a vehicle desk operably coupled to a rear portion of a seatback. The vehicle desk is movable between at least a stowed...
US-9,758,052 Power spike mitigation
A vehicle system includes a processing device programmed to monitor a vehicle battery, predict a vehicle maneuver, and determine whether the vehicle battery has...
US-9,758,044 Bus leakage resistance estimation for electrical isolation testing and diagnostics
Electrical bus isolation is detected for an electrified vehicle having a DC power source connected to positive and negative buses. The positive bus is connected...
US-9,758,015 Vehicle comfort system with efficient coordination of complementary thermal units
An HVAC comfort system operates in a cabin of a vehicle. A plurality of vehicle status parameters are measured including a cabin temperature and a seat...
US-9,757,994 System and method for monitoring a communicative connection with a trailer
Systems and methods are described for monitoring a communicative connection with a trailer. Messages transmitted between a tire pressure management module of a...
US-9,757,825 Pickup box front sill, floor and headboard construction
An aluminum pickup bed is assembled from a stamped headboard, a stamped floorpan, and a roll formed front sill. The headboard, a floorpan flange extending...
US-9,757,784 Temperature measurement device for metal sheet
In at least one embodiment, a metal blank is provided including a metal sheet having a surface including at least one pair of channels defined therein. Each...
US-9,757,710 Solvent-supported compaction of metal-organic frameworks
Methods of forming a high surface area compacted MOF powder are disclosed, as well as MOF pellets formed thereby. The method may include synthesizing a metal...
US-9,756,408 Integrated sound system
A vehicle seating assembly comprises a seat having a lower seat and a seatback extending upwardly from the lower seat. The seatback comprises a forward facing...
US-9,748,695 High voltage connector assembly
A high voltage connector assembly is provide which may include a first connector having a first adapter and a first portion of an identification mark and a...
US-9,748,583 Flow field plate for improved coolant flow
Bipolar plate assemblies are disclosed in which the transition fuel channels are offset from the transition oxidant channels in the transition regions on the...
US-9,748,549 Integrated cell separator/high voltage bus bar carrier assembly
An integrated cell separator/high voltage bus bar carrier assembly for a high voltage traction battery includes a cell separator having a plurality of cell...
US-9,747,740 Simultaneous button press secure keypad code entry
A keypad having a plurality of switches identifies a numerical value according to user input to the plurality of switches. The numerical value may be computed...
US-9,747,506 Perception-based speed limit estimation and learning
Systems, methods, and devices for estimating a speed limit are disclosed herein. A system for estimating a speed limit includes one or more perception sensors,...
US-9,746,760 Video display with photo-luminescent dyes
A video display system includes a light source configured to generate light and a substrate having a plurality of pixels deposited on a first side of the...
US-9,746,550 Detecting low-speed close-range vehicle cut-in
A vehicle system includes an input device interface and a processing device. The input device interface receives a radar signal. The processing device defines a...
US-9,745,941 Tunable starter resistor
A passive two-terminal circuit element may include a resistor including a carbon-metal composite resistive element. The resistive element is configured to...
US-9,745,932 Flexible and stress compensating fuel line connector
Systems and designs are provided for a flexible connector to be used in fuel and hydraulic lines that can withstand a high level of internal and external...
US-9,745,925 Angled fasteners
A joint in a system for conducting a fluid has a first duct and a second duct that is coupled together via fasteners. Typically, the fasteners are placed into...
US-9,745,909 Radio frequency control of air-fuel ratio
Methods are disclosed for determining an oxidation state of a catalyst using RF signals. The method may include introducing radio-frequency signals into a...
US-9,745,907 Systems and methods for inferring fuel vapor canister loading rate
A method is provided, comprising indicating a fuel vapor canister load based on a steady-state pressure in a vapor recovery line during a refueling event; and...
US-9,745,906 Methods and system for improving compressor recirculation valve operation
Systems and methods for improving compressor recirculation valve operation of an engine that includes a compressor are presented. The systems and methods adjust...
US-9,745,893 Hoop spring in a pressure reactive piston
Systems and methods are provided for varying a compression ratio in an engine having a pressure reactive piston. The pressure reactive piston may include a...
US-9,744,852 Integration of add-on interior modules into driver user interface
A listing of wireless in-vehicle components installed to a vehicle may be maintained by the vehicle. The listing may include in-vehicle components that are...
US-D795,768 Vehicle rear wheel lip molding
US-D795,767 Vehicle front wheel lip molding
US-9,741,188 Mobile device case
An example mobile device case is described. In one implementation, the mobile device case includes a housing that surrounds at least a portion of a mobile...
US-9,740,944 Virtual sensor data generation for wheel stop detection
The disclosure relates to methods, systems, and apparatuses for virtual sensor data generation and more particularly relates to generation of virtual sensor...
US-9,739,819 Cable joint integrity detection systems and methods
An illustrative embodiment of a cable joint integrity detection systems for an electric vehicle includes an electric vehicle power converter module; a fastener...
US-9,739,347 Belt slip monitor
A belt slip monitor system and method configured to determine whether a belt coupled to a motor-generator is slipping based on operational states of first and...
US-9,739,252 System and method for detecting engine knock and misfire
A system and method for providing multiple commands to an ignition coil driver circuit to provide spark, ion signal integration, and ignition coil shunting...
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