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US-9,677,461 Vacuum-actuated wastegate
Embodiments for vacuum generation are provided. In one example, a method for an engine including a turbocharger having a compressor driven by a turbine...
US-9,677,460 Branch communication valve for a twin scroll turbocharger
Methods and systems are provided for a branch communication valve in a twin turbocharger system. A branch communication valve may be positioned adjacent to a...
US-9,677,433 Variable cam timing system and method
A phase control apparatus in a variable cam timing (VCT) system of an engine is described herein. The phase control apparatus includes a locking pin coupled to...
US-9,676,395 Incapacitated driving detection and prevention
Biometric data is received from a wearable device. The biometric data concerns a vehicle operator measured by at least one sensor in the wearable device. A load...
US-9,676,386 System and method for controlling vehicle components based on camera-obtained image information
Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for provide monitoring a vehicle's surroundings, predicting when a navigation route...
US-9,676,377 Speed limiting comfort enhancement
A vehicle includes a steering system, a vehicle speed detector, a brake system, and a control system. The control system is coupled with steering system for...
US-9,676,363 Multi-chambered airbag with controlled pressure differentials
The present disclosure relates to a multi-chambered airbag system employing the use of baffle vents to achieve pressure differentials between the different...
US-9,676,326 Drive history parking barrier alert
A driving assistance system includes a drive detection component, a presence component, and a notification component. The drive detection component is...
US-9,674,683 Method and system for transmitting vehicle data using an automated voice
A vehicle communication system includes one or more processors configured to output a computer generated speech signal for at least a portion of vehicle...
US-9,670,852 Method and system for limiting output of a boosted engine
A method for operating a turbocharged engine is disclosed. In one example, during a first condition an engine operation is adjusted in response to a...
US-9,670,849 Engine refurbishment using ionized air
Methods and systems are provided for refurbishing an engine using ionized air. During a service mode, a service technician may stream ionized air from an...
US-9,670,834 Dual wastegate actuation
Various systems and methods for controlling dual wastegates via a single wastegate actuator are provided. In one example, a system comprises a first wastegate...
US-9,670,822 Bore bridge and cylinder cooling
An engine includes a cylinder block with first and second saw cuts intersecting a block face on opposed sides of a block bore bridge. A cylinder head has third...
US-9,669,878 Vehicle canopy
A vehicle canopy includes a vehicle body defining a roof opening. A roof is connected to the vehicle body across the roof opening. A headliner is supported by...
US-9,669,824 Methods and system for starting an engine
Systems and methods for operating a driveline of a hybrid powertrain that includes a motor/generator and driveline disconnect clutch are described. The systems...
US-9,669,816 Brake booster system
Methods and systems are provided for detecting a fault within a brake booster system of a vehicle. In one example, a method may include measuring the pressure...
US-9,669,677 Vehicle active suspension system and method of control
A vehicle active suspension system, a vehicle, and a method of controlling a vehicle active suspension system are provided. The vehicle active suspension system...
US-9,669,459 System and method of making a cast part
A system and method of making a part. The part may cast in a die. A gripper assembly may be provided that has a gripper and a spray nozzle that provides a...
US-9,669,453 Expandable clinch joint punch
A clinch punch including a core and an sleeve that includes a plurality of teeth for forming an enhanced clinch joint. The core includes a first cam surface...
US-D788,655 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D788,654 Vehicle front upper grille
US-9,666,844 Support structure for angled battery cell configuration for a traction battery assembly
A support structure is provided for a battery cell array which may include a pair of triangular prism shaped endplates having opposing parallel inner faces...
US-9,666,843 Array frame design for electrified vehicle battery arrays
A battery array frame according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a frame body, and a thermal fin including a body...
US-9,666,074 Method and system for vehicle parking
A request to identify a parking spot is received. A response to the request, including an identification of at least one available parking spot, is provided. A...
US-9,666,059 Vehicle light anomaly state warning
A vehicle system includes a communication interface in communication with a processing device. The communication interface is configured to receive ambient...
US-9,664,594 Ambient humidity detection transmission shifts
Various method for operating an engine responsive to transmission shifts under non-fueling conditions are provided. In one example, a method of operating an...
US-9,664,354 Illumination assembly
An illumination assembly for a vehicle is provided herein. The illumination assembly includes one or more decorative elements each having a substrate and a film...
US-9,664,332 Sheet metal bracket with reinforcing core rod
The present disclosure relates to a securing element for securing objects, such as vehicle seats, or for clamping loads, such as luggage, to a bodywork...
US-9,664,279 Friction element assembly for a transmission and method of assembly
A friction element assembly for a transmission of a motor vehicle includes a set of plates and friction members. A piston assembly is configured to apply a...
US-9,664,138 Cylinder block
A cylinder block is provided. The cylinder block includes a cylinder, two crankshaft supports at a bottom of the cylinder block, a cylinder head engaging...
US-9,664,136 Auto-stop control for a stop/start vehicle near water
A stop/start vehicle includes an engine and a stop/start system that prevents an auto stop of the engine when a speed of the vehicle is approximately zero in...
US-9,664,133 Methods and systems for an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a reference voltage for an intake manifold oxygen sensor based on ingestion of hydrocarbons from a fuel system...
US-9,664,132 Oxygen sensor control responsive to resistance and impedance
Various methods are provided for operating an oxygen sensor. In one example, a method of operating an oxygen sensor including a heater comprises sampling a...
US-9,664,129 System and methods for operating an exhaust gas recirculation valve based on a temperature difference of the valve
Methods and systems are provided for determining changes in a flow area of an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve for EGR flow estimates due to a change in...
US-9,664,128 Method and system for knock control
Methods and systems are provided for improving engine knock tolerance, in particular when rapidly ramping in LP-EGR from low levels of EGR. Until a desired...
US-9,664,127 System and methods for managing refueling vapors
A method for a fuel system, comprising: during a first condition, directing gasses stripped of fuel vapor from a fuel vapor canister to an engine intake while...
US-9,664,126 System and methods for engine-off natural vacuum tests
A method for a vehicle, comprising: during a first condition, closing a canister vent valve responsive to an engine-off event without initiating an engine-off...
US-9,664,125 Method and system for transient fuel control
Methods are provided for reducing transient fuel issues in a multi-fuel engine system. When transitioning from co-fueling with a first fuel split ratio to...
US-9,664,104 Condensation control in a charge air cooler by controlling charge air cooler temperature
Methods and systems are provided for reducing corrosion of a charge air cooler and reducing engine misfire due to condensate formation. In response to charge...
US-9,664,079 Crankcase integrity breach detection
Methods and systems are provided for using a crankcase vent tube pressure or flow sensor for diagnosing a location and nature of crankcase system integrity...
US-9,663,981 Vehicle closure member power actuator control
A system and method are disclosed for controlling the opening and closing of a closure panel for a vehicle. The system includes a power actuator having a motor...
US-9,663,967 Illuminated latch system
An illuminated latch system for a vehicle is disclosed herein. The illuminated latch system includes an engine compartment having a latch configured to open the...
US-9,663,177 Electric bicycle
An electric bicycle includes a crank, a driving gear and a driven gear spaced from each other, and a belt engaged with the driving gear and the driven gear. An...
US-9,663,149 Vehicle hood stiffener
A vehicle hood includes an inner panel, an outer panel coupled to the inner panel, and an insert disposed between the outer panel and the inner panel. The...
US-9,663,097 Methods and system for launching a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for improving launching of a stopped hybrid vehicle are presented. The systems and methods adjust speed of a motor to reduce the possibility...
US-9,663,096 Methods and systems for mitigating fuel injector leak
Methods and systems are provided for performing mitigating actions in response to detecting a fuel injector leak. In one example, a method may include in...
US-9,663,090 Brake booster assistance
Systems and methods for a vehicle brake booster having first and second chambers separated by a diaphragm coupled to a brake pedal are provided. In one example...
US-9,663,080 System and method for braking recuperation in motor vehicle
A method, carried out in a controller of a motor vehicle having a plurality of wheels, to counteract an undesired influence on the motor vehicle. The method...
US-9,663,074 Method for operating a brake system in a stationary vehicle
In the case of a method for operating a brake system in a vehicle, preferably a service brake system, in particular in a motor vehicle, it is first established...
US-9,663,065 Methods and systems for starting a vehicle
Systems and methods for selectively activating operation of one or more vehicle powertrain elements are presented. In one example, a propulsion source of a...
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