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US-9,643,552 Electrical power system for hybrid vehicles
A modular battery and power control system provides a range of electrical power to high voltage and low voltage power demand systems in a hybrid vehicle. The...
US-9,643,541 Integrated center console latch opening close-out feature
A storage bin shell for a vehicle includes a main bin portion defining a storage bin having a latch opening and an integrated latch opening close-out member...
US-9,643,512 Vehicle battery charge preparation for post-drive cycle power generation
A vehicle includes a connector for coupling a battery in the vehicle to a load external to the vehicle. An energy management system includes a controller that...
US-9,643,487 Vehicle fuel filler assembly
A vehicle and a fuel filler assembly may be provided. The fuel filler assembly may include a housing, a panel assembly, and a sensor assembly. The panel...
US-9,643,486 Tank recess
A tank recess for motor vehicles comprising a recess body having a device for fastening to a vehicle body opening from outside and having a tank feed line...
US-9,643,481 Multi-mode powersplit hybrid transmission
A family of hybrid electric transmissions operate in at least three modes based on selective engagement of shift elements. In a low mode, torque in a mechanical...
US-9,643,471 Driver personalized climate conditioning
An HVAC system for a vehicle includes a skin temperature sensor for measuring an actual skin temperature of the driver and a cabin temperature sensor for...
US-9,643,465 Anti-skate device for applying damping torque to an axle
An anti-skate device for a drive axle of a motor vehicle may include a free-spinning body having an axis of rotation that is generally perpendicular to the...
US-9,643,464 Wheel suspension and axle including wheel suspension for a motor vehicle
A single wheel suspension is provided for a rear axle of a vehicle. The single wheel suspension may have a transverse leaf spring, a damper, and a wheel...
US-9,643,350 Wet-out prevent method using laminate for injection molding process
A light guide system includes a light guide and a carrier substrate having a barrier layer disposed therebetween. The barrier layer is introduced during a dual...
US-D786,153 Vehicle steering wheel
US-9,642,223 Vehicle wheel assembly illumination lamp
A vehicle wheel illumination assembly is provided. The assembly includes a light source located on the body of a vehicle near the wheel well and oriented to...
US-9,640,802 Catalyst assembly and method of making the same
In one embodiment, the catalyst assembly includes a two-dimension (2-D) extensive catalyst having a catalyst crystal plane; and a substrate supporting the 2-D...
US-9,638,113 Control strategy for a hybrid vehicle with a disabled motor
A method for controlling an engine in a hybrid electric vehicle according to the present disclosure includes, in response to a drive motor being unavailable,...
US-9,637,179 Aluminum alloy vehicle structural component defining an out-of-plane aperture
An aluminum alloy vehicle structural component defining an out-of-plane aperture with its main portion. A recessed portion is inset from the main portion having...
US-9,637,109 Hybrid electric vehicle
A vehicle includes a traction battery and an electric machine electrically connected to the battery. The vehicle further includes a controller configured to,...
US-9,636,996 High-efficiency body-on-frame air deflector sealing system
An airflow sealing system for a body-on-frame vehicle includes at least one flexible interface configured to control airflow between a vehicle body-mounted...
US-9,636,984 Integrated extruded battery enclosure attachment
A vehicle includes a floor and an aluminum battery enclosure. The enclosure has L-shaped formed side walls each at least partially defining a traction battery...
US-9,636,973 Exhaust throttling for cabin heating
Embodiments for heating a vehicle cabin are disclosed. In one example, a method for heating a vehicle cabin comprises closing an exhaust throttle while...
US-D785,826 Vehicle tail lamp
US-9,631,575 Methods and systems for improving engine starting
Systems and methods for restarting an engine are presented. In one example, fuel is injected to cylinder ports before the engine is stopped such that the...
US-9,631,540 Exhaust system and methods for efficient exhaust heat recovery
Systems and methods are described for heating engine coolant by transferring heat from an exhaust flow to the engine coolant via a heat exchanger positioned in...
US-9,630,626 System and method for managing hybrid vehicle regenerative braking
A vehicle includes a powertrain having an electric machine configured to selectively apply regenerative braking torque to decelerate the vehicle. The vehicle...
US-9,630,582 Crush-can with corrugated core
A crush-can is provided. That crush-can includes a first wall, a second wall within the first wall and a corrugated core between the first wall and the second...
US-9,630,514 System and method for vehicle power management
A power management system for a vehicle having wheels and an electric machine operable to provide torque to drive at least one of the wheels includes a first...
US-9,630,504 Distance to empty prediction with kinetic energy change compensation
A method is provided for estimating distance to empty (DTE) for a vehicle. The method includes a controller which may, in response to detecting a change in a...
US-9,627,666 Battery pack filtering device and method
An exemplary battery pack filtering device includes, among other things, a frame that provides at least one passageway to communicate air through the frame to...
US-9,624,872 Method for reducing valve recession in gaseous fuel engines
An engine system, comprising a metal engine valve with a coating that includes a phosphate, an additive delivery apparatus coupled to one or more engine...
US-9,624,858 Systems and methods for engine control based on engine oil viscosity
A method, comprising: setting an engine intake airflow parameter based on an engine oil viscosity index. In this way, engine operating conditions that depend on...
US-9,624,850 Systems and methods for control of turbine-generator via exhaust valve timing and duration modulation in a...
Methods and systems are provided for reducing exhaust energy delivered to a turbine of a turbine-generator coupled to a split exhaust engine system in order to...
US-9,624,823 Internal combustion engine with deactivatable cylinder, and method for operating an internal combustion engine...
A method and system is provided for a turbocharged multi-cylinder internal combustion engine comprising a two-channel turbine and at least two groups of...
US-9,623,866 Methods and systems for selectively adapting engine air flow
Systems and methods for adjusting an engine air flow transfer function and engine actuators based on the engine air flow transfer function are presented. The...
US-9,621,811 Non-functioning headlight warning
A vehicle system includes a processing device programmed to identify a first zone and a second zone in an image of an area ahead of a vehicle. The processing...
US-9,618,407 Magnetic sensor packaging for transmissions
Designs to package a magneto-elastic torque sensor in an automotive transmission for volume production applications are provided. A transfer case assembly...
US-9,618,381 Systems and methods for fuel level indicator functional diagnostics
A method for a fuel system comprises receiving a first indication of inconsistency in a fuel level indicator output during a fuel consumption cycle, receiving a...
US-9,617,927 Method and system for supplying liquefied petroleum gas to a direct fuel injected engine
A method for supplying fuel to a direct injection fuel pump of an internal combustion engine is described. In one example, pressure and/or temperature of a fuel...
US-9,617,899 Methods and systems for a particulate matter sensor
Various systems and methods are described for a particulate matter sensor coupled to an exhaust system of an engine. One example method comprises, during a...
US-9,616,895 Controlled regenerative braking torque incrementing in hybrid vehicle downshift
A controller and control strategies minimize shift shock in a hybrid electric vehicle during a downshift during regenerative braking by maintaining the...
US-D783,489 Vehicle wheel cover
US-9,615,391 Systems and methods of gesture-based detection of driver mobile device
A vehicle may be configured to prompt for a gesture-based identifying action, the action to be performed via moving a device, thereby identifying the device for...
US-9,614,389 Method and system for controlling current flow through a power distribution circuit
A method for controlling a current flow through a power distribution circuit includes determining a current flow through a load electrically connected with the...
US-9,614,198 Battery cell shrink-wrap method and assembly
An example battery cell shrink-wrapping method includes covering a side of a battery cell with a section of a shrink-wrap material. The side interfaces with a...
US-9,613,549 Illuminating badge for a vehicle
A badge mounted on a vehicle is provided herein. The badge includes a housing having a viewable portion. A first and a second light source are disposed inside...
US-9,613,515 Method and apparatus for occupant customized wellness monitoring
A system includes a processor configured to wirelessly connect to a wearable device. The processor is also configured to determine a device-wearer identity....
US-9,613,473 Method and apparatus for energy usage display
A computer-implemented method includes displaying a plurality of power consuming and producing vehicle components. The method also includes determining what...
US-9,612,999 Method and system for supervising information communication based on occupant and vehicle environment
A vehicle computer system includes one or more processors configured to receive context data representative of a vehicle's environment from one or more modules....
US-9,612,797 Method and apparatus for a near field communication system to exchange occupant information
A system includes a plurality of antennas, positioned to be capable of receiving a wireless near field communication (NFC) device signal associated with a...
US-9,612,712 Screen cleaning system for a motor vehicle
A screen cleaning system for a motor vehicle includes a screen cleaning device and a dedicated receiver for holding the screen cleaning device. That receiver is...
US-9,612,596 Hands-off steering wheel governed by pedestrian detection
A vehicle may be steered without a driver's hands being on a vehicle steering control mechanism. A presence of an object within a predetermined distance of the...
US-9,612,165 Multi-directional in-duct combining air-temperature monitor
A combining air-temperature monitor includes a faceted central shaft, a plurality of air-foil rings positioned about the faceted central shaft and a mixing zone...
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