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US-9,860,710 Symmetrical reference personal device location tracking
A system may include in-vehicle components arranged symmetrically within and delimiting boundaries of a vehicle interior; and a processor programmed to identify...
US-9,857,266 Correlation based fuel tank leak detection
A method for an engine, comprising: sealing a fuel tank; and indicating fuel system degradation based on a comparison of a first correlation coefficient,...
US-9,857,263 Systems and methods for evaporative emissions testing
A method for a vehicle, comprising: following a vehicle-off event, waking a powertrain control module based on a comparison of an ambient temperature and a bulk...
US-9,857,255 Traction-battery vehicle test trailer
A trailer for a vehicle with a high voltage traction-battery. The trailer may be a self-propelled trailer to substantially match vehicle dynamics and minimize...
US-9,856,830 System and methods for reducing vehicle evaporative emissions
Methods and systems are provided for reducing evaporative emissions in a vehicle during engine-off conditions responsive to an indication of undesired fuel...
US-9,856,829 System and methods for improving fuel economy
Methods and systems are provided for controlling engine operation in a hybrid vehicle, where the vehicle engine comprises one or more cylinders dedicated to...
US-9,856,828 Fuel vapor purging diagnostics for a multi-path purge ejector system
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting and diagnosing one or more canister purge valves in a fuel vapor recovery system. In one example, a method may...
US-9,856,808 Method of fuel injection for a variable displacement engine
Various systems and methods are described for controlling fuel injection in a variable displacement engine. One method for a deactivatable cylinder comprises,...
US-9,856,805 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 fuel vapor circulation rate in a vapor recovery line during a...
US-9,856,804 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 fuel vapor circulation rate in a vapor recovery line during a...
US-9,856,799 Methods and systems for an oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for reducing blackening of an oxygen sensor due to voltage excursions into an over-potential region. Before transitioning the...
US-9,856,779 System and methods for a high temperature radiator heat absorber
Methods and systems are provided for a phase change material (PCM) integrated radiator. In one example, a method may include adjusting a radiator control valve...
US-9,856,764 Crankcase assembly
A crankcase assembly for an engine is provided. The crankcase assembly includes a crankcase comprising a crank sump, the crank sump including a primary sump...
US-9,856,688 Bi-directional element drive system
A bi-directional element drive system includes a motor having a drive shaft, a cable anchor and a cable connector. The cable connector is carried on the drive...
US-9,855,979 Sliding and rotating bed divider
A bed divider is provided for a bed of a truck. The bed divider includes a first guide track extending along a first axis and a second guide track extending...
US-9,855,972 Vehicle roof with truss structure
A vehicle roof support structure including a pair of reinforcing truss members. The roof support structure includes a header, a roof bow, right and left roof...
US-9,855,936 System and method to improve engagement shift quality in automatic transmissions using engagement brake torque...
A method of controlling a vehicle includes, in response to vehicle speed being approximately zero and a driver braking torque request being greater than a park...
US-9,855,930 Vehicle transaxle and parking actuator assembly
A transaxle and a parking actuator assembly are provided. The parking actuator assembly may include an actuator, a rack, and the biasing member. The actuator...
US-9,855,924 Autonomous ecologic rainwater collection system for replenishing washer fluid in a motor vehicle
A rainwater collection system is provided for a motor vehicle. That rainwater collection system includes a rainwater collector, a gate for the rainwater...
US-9,855,901 Flange for exterior ornamentation
A fuel filler housing opening includes a segmented flange for attachment of a fuel filler housing. A fuel filler housing opening insert is provided, configured...
US-9,855,888 Photoluminescent vehicle appliques
A vehicle applique is provided that includes a decorative layer and an over-mold positioned over the decorative layer. The over-mold is substantially...
US-9,855,850 Variable carrier switching frequency control of variable voltage converter
A voltage converter includes a switch having a switching loss that decreases as a switching frequency of the switch decreases. The voltage converter further...
US-9,855,833 System and method to provide lubrication for a plug-in hybrid
In hybrid electric vehicles having increased battery storage capacity and plug-in capability, electric-only operation of significant duration is available. To...
US-9,855,819 Intuitive preconditioning interface
A vehicle includes an HVAC system with compressor(s), pump(s), valve(s), chiller(s); a touchscreen and processor(s) configured to: (1) display a preconditioning...
US-9,855,813 System and methods for preventing wheel hop during a burnout event in a motor vehicle
Systems and methods for stabilizing a vehicle during a traction control event are disclosed. Signals indicative of wheel speed and velocity of the vehicle may...
US-9,855,799 Fuel level indicator
An indicator disposed proximate a fuel port of the vehicle is disclosed. The indicator comprises a persistent luminescent layer, a first light source, and one...
US-9,855,797 Illuminated system for a vehicle
An illuminated system is provided herein. The illuminated system includes a badge that is movable between a first position and a second position. First and...
US-D806,920 Vehicle tail lamp
US-9,854,717 Charger cooling air source selection method
A charger cooling air source selection method includes cooling a vehicle battery charger by opening an outside air vent door in a vehicle and drawing outside...
US-9,854,432 Method and apparatus for selective mobile application lockout
A system includes a processor configured to determine that an application is running in a foreground. The processor is also configured to receive a mobile...
US-9,854,209 Display system utilizing vehicle and trailer dynamics
A vehicle and trailer display system is disclosed. The display system includes a plurality of imaging devices disposed on the vehicle, each having a field of...
US-9,854,061 Method and apparatus for handling application triggering events
A system comprises a processor configured to subscribe to a broadcast of vehicle-related state changes. The processor is also configured to detect at least one...
US-9,853,544 Switching overlap avoidance system for controlling power supply system
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, controlling a power supply system to avoid an over-voltage...
US-9,853,435 Busbar thermal management assembly and method
An exemplary busbar assembly includes a first layer, and a second layer having a portion that contacts the first layer and a portion that is spaced from the...
US-9,853,371 Brazed ground terminal for non-ferrous vehicle components
A method of manufacturing a grounding connection is disclosed that comprises assembling a non-ferrous grounding connector to a non-ferrous part, and melting...
US-9,853,337 Battery thermal management system including bimetallic member
A battery thermal management system according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a bimetallic member moveable...
US-9,853,314 Relief design for fuel cell plates
Flow field plates in solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells can be subject to ice blockages in certain areas during freeze start-up, e.g. the backfeed ports and...
US-9,853,303 Centrifugal water separator for a fuel cell system
A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack in fluid communication with a separator. The separator has a first portion and a second portion forming a chamber....
US-9,853,277 Bus bar assembly including biased bus bar
An assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a plurality of battery cells and a bus bar assembly...
US-9,853,263 Battery assembly including structural foamed materials
A battery assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a battery array and a foam shell that surrounds the...
US-9,853,262 Battery pack retention assembly and retention method
An exemplary assembly includes an extrusion providing a channel that receives a portion of a battery cell frame. The extrusion is securable to a support to...
US-9,852,628 Vacant parking spot notification
A vacant parking spot notification system for a vehicle includes a controller that, in response to receiving a user initiated signal indicative of the user's...
US-9,852,429 Method and system for generating a global representation of a product definition
A method or system that receives a product definition that includes a feature family having data defining one or more product features. The product definition...
US-9,851,212 Route generation using road lane line quality
A method for routing a vehicle includes identifying one or more driving routes between a current location of a vehicle and a destination. The method includes...
US-9,851,068 Light-emitting diode lamps with thermally conductive lenses
A light-emitting diode (LED) lamp is provided that includes: an LED source coupled to a housing; and a lens over the source and coupled to the housing. The...
US-9,850,965 Method for operating an automatic start/stop system in a vehicle utilizing a fluid launch clutch
A system and method for operating a vehicle equipped with an automatic stop and start system is disclosed. The vehicle includes an internal combustion engine,...
US-9,850,961 Clutch pedal system and master cylinder for a clutch pedal system of a vehicle
The clutch pedal system for a vehicle, such as a motor vehicle, is disclosed. The clutch pedal system includes a pedal carrier having a fastening region...
US-9,850,898 Gerotor pump for a vehicle
A gerotor pump is provided with a body defining a chamber with cylindrical wall sections and having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, and a cover. An internally...
US-9,850,853 Estimating vehicle fuel Reid vapor pressure
Methods and systems are provided for estimating fuel volatility. During a vehicle-off condition following a refueling event, fuel volatility may be estimated by...
US-9,850,843 User interface with stop-start benefit metric
A vehicle according to the present disclosure includes an engine configured to autostop and autostart during a drive cycle. The vehicle additionally includes a...
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