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US-9,524,156 Flexible feature deployment strategy
A vehicle may gather vehicle build configuration information, and provide a vehicle identifier and the vehicle information to a server. The server may determine...
US-9,523,728 Electromagnetic stripline transmission line structure
A transmission line structure includes a first transition element, a second transition element, and an active element. The first transition element has a radio...
US-9,523,341 Methods and system for improving hybrid transmission gear shifting
Systems and methods for improving transmission gear shifting of a hybrid vehicle are presented. The systems and methods may allow transmission input shaft...
US-9,523,328 System, method and tooling for flexible assembly of cylinder-head valve trains
An assembly method is provided by orienting a cylinder-head at a first orientation. A first plurality of spring caps and a first plurality of retainer keys are...
US-9,523,326 Method for direct injection of supercritical fuels
Methods are provided for improving delivery of supercritical fuels via a direct injector. An injector control parameter is adjusted based on one of a fuel pump...
US-9,523,320 Viscosity detection using sump
Various methods for inferring oil viscosity and/or oil viscosity index in an internal combustion engine are provided. In one aspect, a new control method...
US-9,523,317 Feedforward compensation for fuel system vacuum relief
Methods and systems are provided for relieving excess fuel tank vacuum in a vehicle. In one example, responsive to a fuel tank vacuum above a threshold or a...
US-9,523,303 System and method for regenerating a particulate filter
Methods and systems are provided for determining soot stored in a particulate filter and regenerating the particulate filter. In one example, a method provides...
US-9,523,298 Crankcase breech detection for boosted engines
Methods for indicating whether a crankcase of an engine is breeched are provided. One example method comprises restricting a communication of the crankcase with...
US-9,523,293 Internal combustion engine and method for operating an internal combustion engine
An intake system for an internal combustion engine is provided. The intake system may include an intake manifold fluidly connected to a cylinder, an intake...
US-9,522,699 Trailer backup assist system with adaptive steering angle limits
A trailer backup assist system includes a sensor that measures a hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer. A steering system controls a steering angle of the...
US-9,522,681 System and method for restricting audio transmission based on driver status
In at least one embodiment, a method and a apparatus for restricting audio transmission in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus comprises a control module. The...
US-9,522,677 Mitigation of input device failure and mode management
A trailer backup assist system includes a sensor that senses a hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer. The trailer backup assist system also includes a...
US-9,522,645 Active bolster with T-shaped hot weld joining bladder with trim panel
An active bolster mounts at an interior trim surface of an automotive vehicle to act as a cushion in an impact event. The bolster has a plastic-molded,...
US-9,522,628 Headlight assembly with static bending lights
A headlight assembly including an upper static bending light and a lower static bending light. The upper and lower static bending lights are provided on an...
US-9,522,622 Motor vehicle footpad assembly
A vehicle footrest assembly includes a bracket attached to a vehicle body structure and a foam footpad attached to the bracket. At least one fastener attaches a...
US-9,522,604 Inductive wireless power transfer system having a coupler assembly comprising moveable permeable panels
A vehicle includes an inductive charge coupling arrangement that can be electrically connected with a traction battery. The arrangement includes a charge coil...
US-9,522,597 Methods and system for providing vehicle performance feedback
Systems and methods for supplying feedback to a driver of a vehicle so that transmission shifting busyness may be reduced are presented. In one example, the...
US-9,522,586 Enhanced road characterization for adaptive mode drive
A vehicle selectively operates in a plurality of operational modes. The operational modes carry with them different commands for operating a controlled...
US-9,522,582 Systems and methods for setting front axle load restoration
A system for setting front axle load restoration for a load distributing trailer hitch that is used to hitch a trailer to a motor vehicle may include at least...
US-9,522,569 Articles, including wheels, having plasma vapor deposited (PVD) coating
An article is disclosed that includes a metallic layer overlaying a substrate surface; a plasma vapor deposited (PVD) oxide layer overlaying the metallic layer;...
US-9,522,419 Method and apparatus for making a part by first forming an intermediate part that has donor pockets in...
A method of forming a part that has areas of high strain and predicted areas of low strain from a blank and method of designing a die for forming such a part....
US-9,521,525 Method and apparatus for detecting a left-behind phone
A system includes a vehicle computing processor. The processor is configured to, through wireless communication with a phone, and after determining that a...
US-9,520,875 Pliable proximity switch assembly and activation method
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
US-9,520,730 Method and system for charging high voltage battery packs
A method and system for charging high voltage battery packs includes connecting a charger to a power source, connecting the charger to a battery pack,...
US-9,519,670 Method and apparatus for road risk indices generation
A system includes a processor configured to gather historical risk-affecting data with respect to a current road. The processor is also configured to gather...
US-9,518,677 Method and system for adjusting a fuel tank isolation valve
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting and diagnosing a position of a fuel tank isolation valve (FTIV) of a fuel system. In one example, a method...
US-9,518,619 Synchronizing device
The invention relates to a synchronizing device with a synchronizer body, a sliding sleeve, a gearwheel with coupling toothing and a synchronizer ring which is...
US-9,518,611 Driveshaft assembly
A drive shaft assembly is formed from two concentrically arranged driveshafts fastened together near to one end of the driveshaft assembly so as to prevent...
US-9,518,551 Laser ignition safety interlock system and method
A safety interlock system and method is provided for a laser ignition system. The laser device can be disabled upon receiving an indication that the laser...
US-9,518,541 Method and system for increasing vacuum generation by an engine
A method and a system for providing vacuum via an engine are described. In one example, introduction of a gaseous fuel is ceased in response to a request for...
US-9,518,540 Air intake system hydrocarbon trap purging
Methods and systems for purging a hydrocarbon trap in an engine intake in a vehicle are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises during an engine...
US-9,518,539 Systems and methods for purge air flow routing
A method, comprising: purging fuel vapors from a fuel vapor canister and/or a fuel vapor bleed element to an engine intake with air routed through a...
US-9,518,538 Variable restriction fuel vapor canister
Systems and methods for operating an engine with a fuel vapor recovery system are disclosed. In one example approach, a method for an engine with a fuel vapor...
US-9,518,532 Internal combustion engine having structural frame
A structural frame is provided. The structural frame includes a bottom surface, first and second cylinder block sidewall engaging surfaces, the first and second...
US-9,518,529 Methods and systems for an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for correcting an EGR rate determined based on an intake manifold oxygen sensor based on an air-fuel ratio of EGR. The output...
US-9,518,506 Systems and methods for control of turbine-generator via valve deactivation in a split exhaust engine system
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-9,518,505 Coolant jacket for a turbocharger oil drain
A system including a turbocharger, comprising a turbocharger bearing housing supporting a turbocharger drive shaft; an oil drain including an inlet in fluidic...
US-9,518,408 Alternate backup entry for vehicles
A door latch system for doors of motor vehicles includes an input device such as a keypad and a backup electrical power supply to unlock the door latch in the...
US-9,518,287 NOx control during engine idle-stop operations
Methods and systems are provided for improving engine exhaust emissions while enabling exhaust catalyst regeneration following an engine lean event. Prior to a...
US-9,517,796 Thin-walled magnesium diecast shock tower for use in a vehicle
A shock tower assembly includes a cast shock tower body composed of magnesium or magnesium alloy and at least one steel bridging bracket. An insulating adhesive...
US-9,517,794 Offset compensation for trailer backup assist steering input device
A trailer backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer, according to one embodiment, includes a sensor that senses a hitch angle between the vehicle...
US-9,517,777 Lane departure feedback system
A lane departure warning system for a vehicle includes a positional input device and a seat having an inflatable bladder therein and a vibrational unit coupled...
US-9,517,774 Static road gradient estimation
A vehicle and a vehicle system are provided with a controller that is configured to generate output indicative of a static road gradient estimation based on a...
US-9,517,771 Autonomous vehicle modes
A vehicle operator is identified. Based at least in part on the operator's identity, one or more parameters are determined specifying a mode for autonomously...
US-9,517,770 Brake control for stop/start vehicle
A vehicle is provided with an engine and a controller. The engine is adapted to shutdown and restart during a drive cycle and a controller. The controller is...
US-9,517,764 Methods and system for operating a hybrid vehicle in cruise control mode
Systems and methods for reducing driveline mode change busyness for a hybrid vehicle are presented. The systems and methods may delay a driveline mode change in...
US-9,517,756 Method and system for operating a motor vehicle brake system
A brake system for a motor vehicle having front and rear axles, the brake system having front and rear axle braking mechanisms operated under pressure control...
US-9,517,746 Bag-in-bag safety restraint with directional inflation
An air bag system deploys from within a structural element of a vehicle. A main bag is configured for storage in a folded condition in an internal region behind...
US-9,517,731 Electrical connector for an electronic device holder
An electronic device holder includes a mounting surface configured to receive an electronic device. A door is operably coupled to the mounting surface and is...
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