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US-9,531,379 Proximity switch assembly having groove between adjacent proximity sensors
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
US-9,530,312 Method and apparatus for crowd-sourced traffic reporting based on projected traffic volume of road segments
A system includes a processor configured to project monitoring needs for a road segment. The processor is further configured to contact one or more vehicles...
US-9,529,752 Method and apparatus for communication between a vehicle based computing system and a remote application
A vehicle-based computing apparatus includes a computer processor in communication with persistent and non-persistent memory. The apparatus also includes a...
US-9,529,580 Vehicle control update methods and systems
Methods and systems to update controls in vehicle modules. Updating controls can include downloading an update to a vehicle from a server, upon interruption of...
US-9,529,049 Method and system for calibrating current sensor of electric vehicle battery electronics
An electric vehicle battery arrangement includes a current sensor. The current sensor has a core and a magnetic field detector. An N-turn coil is wrapped around...
US-9,528,573 Multi-speed transmission
A multiple speed power transmission including: an input shaft, an output shaft, a first gearing assembly imposing a fixed linear speed relationship among five...
US-9,528,490 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing late burn induced cylinder pre-ignition events. In response to a late burn combustion event in a cylinder,...
US-9,528,487 Starter motor control with pre-spin
A control circuit receives a starting signal from a powertrain control module of a vehicle and delays the coupling of the main starting current from the battery...
US-9,528,476 Methods and systems for diagnosing an intake oxygen sensor based on pressure
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing an intake oxygen sensor. In one example, a method may include indicating degradation of an intake oxygen sensor...
US-9,528,475 Method and system for EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for engine dilution control via direct injection of water from a reservoir. In one example, a method may include during select...
US-9,528,474 Fuel separation via fuel vapor management systems
Systems and methods for separating higher octane fuel from a fuel mixture are presented. In one example, fuel vapors may be limited or constrained from...
US-9,528,473 Method and system for diagnosing a purge ejector
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing a purge path ejector used for purging fuel vapors from a canister under boosted engine conditions. The response...
US-9,528,472 Enhanced fuel injection based on choke flow rate
A method is described for adjusting the amount of gaseous fuel injected based on the sonic choked flow rate through a restriction. Because the sonic choke flow...
US-9,528,464 Bore bridge cooling passage
A tool and a method of using the tool are provided for forming an engine component. The engine has a block defining a first cylinder and a second cylinder...
US-9,528,454 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for fuel systems including a gaseous fuel. Fuel rail over-pressure may be addressed by temporarily closing a fuel tank valve of...
US-9,528,448 Methods and system for fuel ethanol content estimation and engine control
Methods and systems are provided for determining an amount of alcohol in fuel injected into an engine based on outputs from an exhaust gas sensor. In one...
US-9,528,430 Methods and system for compensating compressor recirculation sludge
Systems and methods for compensating for deposits that may accumulate within a compressor recirculation valve positioned in parallel with a turbocharger...
US-9,528,429 Boost reservoir EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing turbo lag in a boosted engine. A boost reservoir coupled to the engine may be charged with compressed intake air...
US-9,528,413 Synergistic SCR/DOC configurations for lowering diesel emissions
A motor-vehicle engine system comprises a first DOC configured to receive exhaust from an engine and an SCR device coupled downstream of the first DOC in a flow...
US-9,528,406 Systems and methods for purge and PCV control
Methods and systems are provided for improving purge air-fuel ratio control. Fuel vapors from a canister and the crankcase are selectively purged to a group of...
US-9,528,399 Method and system for variable cam timing device
Methods and systems are described for an engine with a cam torque actuated variable cam timing phaser. Phaser positioning control is improved by reducing...
US-9,527,718 Refueling systems and methods for mixed liquid and gaseous fuel
A fuel tank system, comprising: a fuel tank configured to store a liquid fuel and a pressurized gaseous fuel capable of partially dissolving in the liquid fuel;...
US-9,527,526 Steering system for a motor vehicle and method for operating same
A method operates a steering system of a motor vehicle having a steerable wheel controlled using a steering wheel. The method begins by ascertaining a...
US-9,527,505 Methods and system for operating a driveline disconnect clutch
Systems and methods for operating a transmission of a hybrid vehicle's driveline are presented. In one example, the systems and methods estimate a driveline...
US-9,527,498 Method to limit temperature increase in a catalyst and detect a restricted exhaust path in a vehicle
A vehicle has an engine, an exhaust aftertreatment system, an electric machine, and a controller configured to, in response to an actual engine torque output...
US-9,527,494 System and method for adjusting driveline operation
Methods and systems for determining driveline control parameters for a vehicle are described. In one example, a method for requesting a vehicle to operate in a...
US-9,527,489 Failure tolerant vehicle speed
An autonomous vehicle control sub-system includes first and second brake control modules that are communicatively and electrically connected to one another and...
US-9,527,487 Failure tolerant vehicle speed
An autonomous vehicle control sub-system includes first and second brake control modules that are communicatively and electrically connected to one another and...
US-9,527,453 Trim assembly having storage compartment with trap door
A trim assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. The trim assembly includes a trim panel, a storage compartment in the trim panel and a trap door. The trap door...
US-9,527,451 Retractable cargo cover with integral storage compartment
A cargo cover apparatus includes a housing, a cover retracting mechanism held in the housing and a cargo cover. The cargo cover incorporates an integral storage...
US-9,527,438 Photoluminescent blind spot warning indicator
A vehicle indicator apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a photoluminescent portion disposed on a forward vehicle pillar and a light source located...
US-9,527,421 Electro-active polymer actuators for vehicle seating applications
A vehicle seat comprising a seat base and seat back each including a spring structure, planar electro-active polymer actuators, each having a first state and...
US-9,527,419 Vehicle seating assembly with manual cushion tilt
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base. A thigh support is pivotally coupled to and extends forward from the seat base. The thigh support is...
US-9,527,418 Semi rigid push/pull vented envelope system
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat back and a seat base. A shell is disposed in the seat base and includes a left leg support and a right leg support. A...
US-9,527,417 Air-suspended seat surfaces for folding vehicle seats
A vehicle seat includes a cushion having a coverstock defining a seat surface with a flexible central region and a flexible edge region. The vehicle seat...
US-9,527,414 Power articulating headrest assembly
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback. A head restraint is operably coupled with the seatback by first and second support posts. The head restraint is...
US-9,527,408 Deployable thigh support in a vehicle seat
First and second pads are configured to be arranged at a front of a vehicle seat. First and second passive movement devices are provided to be respectively...
US-9,527,400 Smart energy management to improve electrified vehicle battery life
A battery charging system includes a charger that is configured to charge and discharge a battery. The battery system further includes a controller programmed...
US-9,527,370 Damping and stiffening of a vehicle body panel
A damping and stiffening assembly for a body panel. The assembly includes a first damping patch and a second damping patch that are attached to the body panel....
US-9,527,364 System and method for estimating damper temperature
Systems and methods for controlling a damper force based on temperature are disclosed. Signals associated with a damping force value of one or more dampers are...
US-9,527,125 Draw die set with rolling elements on punch and draw die cavity
A draw die set defines a die cavity. A die entry area is provided at the location where a blank is drawn into the die cavity. A plurality of rolling elements...
US-D775,388 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D775,387 Combination turn signal, parking lamp and fog lamp for a vehicle
US-D775,382 Vehicle roof marker lamp
US-D775,026 Vehicle front air dam
US-D775,025 Vehicle front air dam
US-D775,002 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D775,001 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D775,000 Vehicle front upper grille
US-9,524,514 Method and system for selecting driver preferences
A vehicle computing system enables one or more processors to control a plurality of vehicle features. The vehicle computing system may control a plurality of...
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