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US-9,534,759 Lamp adjuster to control margins
A vehicle lamp assembly includes a body having a reflector, a lens, and a bulb. The assembly further includes a bezel, at least one adjuster arm attached to the...
US-9,534,605 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-9,534,567 Dedicated EGR cylinder post combustion injection
Systems and methods for increasing an amount of fuel injected into a dedicated exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cylinder in an engine are disclosed. In one...
US-9,534,556 Method and device for operating an internal combustion engine
The disclosure relates to a method for operating an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders, the method comprising, during one working cycle,...
US-9,534,553 Method and system for engine unburned hydrocarbon control
Methods and systems are provided for detecting hydrocarbon ingestion into an engine based on the simultaneous monitoring of cylinder imbalance and an elevated...
US-9,534,542 Systems and methods for EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for varying a location and rate of EGR delivered to an engine from a dedicated EGR cylinder. The dedicated EGR cylinder is...
US-9,534,530 Dedicated-EGR cylinder with variable charge motion
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting charge motion control devices coupled to a series of cylinders organized into cylinder groups, one of the...
US-9,534,524 Dual rate diesel particulate filter leak monitor
Methods and systems are provided for detecting leaks in a diesel particulate filter (DPF). In one example, a faster leak detection routine may be performed...
US-9,534,517 Systems and methods for a modified cylinder firing interval in a dedicated EGR engine
Methods and systems are provided for operating exhaust valves of an engine to create more even exhaust pulses to a turbine. More specifically, the engine may...
US-9,534,512 Actuator for lobe switching camshaft system
Systems and methods for actuating lobe switching in a camshaft system in an engine are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises deploying a first...
US-9,534,142 Method for forming a boundary layer between two layers via catalyzed reaction of components from both layers
A wet on wet coating application method. The method includes contacting a polyol-containing layer including a polyol in an amount of 10 to 70 percent by weight...
US-9,533,872 Method and apparatus for fuel filling monitoring
A system includes a processor and an external fuel indicator. The processor is configured to instruct powering of a digital display in response to detection...
US-9,533,720 Sports hoop for a motor vehicle
A sports hoop is provided for a motor vehicle. The sports hoop includes a one-piece internal frame, an outer cover received over an outer surface of the...
US-9,533,710 Twelve-cornered strengthening member
A method for optimizing a twelve-cornered strengthening member comprises: modeling a vehicle assembly including a strengthening member having a twelve-cornered...
US-9,533,683 Sensor failure mitigation system 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-9,533,677 Method of transitioning among shift schedules
A hybrid electric vehicle having a discrete ratio transmission shifts according to distinct shift schedules in various operating modes. For example, different...
US-9,533,674 Battery state of charge engine shut-off threshold based on predicted operation
A vehicle includes an engine; a fraction battery; and a controller or a battery control system having a controller. The controller is programed to respond to a...
US-9,533,673 Methods and system for improving hybrid driveline operation
Systems and methods for improving transmission gear shifting of a hybrid vehicle are presented. The systems and methods prepare the hybrid vehicle for...
US-9,533,649 Seamless passenger airbag system
An airbag assembly includes a housing having a chute defining an opening. A panel is joined with the chute at a first end and extends over the opening to a...
US-9,533,625 Bike rack attachment for vehicle
A mechanism for attaching a bike rack to a vehicle including a support member located behind an exterior wall of the vehicle. An attachment assembly, including...
US-9,533,622 Versatile instrument panel storage
A vehicle dash panel storage compartment includes a storage compartment including at least a top, a bottom, and sides defining a storage slot, and a pivoting...
US-9,533,613 Photoluminescent fuel filler door
A vehicle illumination apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an access panel configured to conceal an access region of a fueling receptacle. A light...
US-9,533,598 Method for battery state of charge estimation
A battery management system includes at least one controller programmed to, in response to a battery current becoming approximately zero, output an open-circuit...
US-9,533,597 Parameter identification offloading using cloud computing resources
A vehicle may include battery cells of a battery and at least one controller configured to control the vehicle based on a state observation associated with the...
US-9,533,596 Electric vehicle rule-maker
A vehicle has a display interface and at least one processor that prompts a user via the display interface to construct a rule specifying circumstances in which...
US-9,533,343 Aluminum porthole extruded tubing with locating feature
An extruded aluminum alloy tube for hydroforming into an automotive body component includes a wall defining a closed perimeter. The wall includes weld seams...
US-D775,761 Vehicle fog lamp bezel
US-D775,750 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D775,748 Vehicle front bumper cover lamp
US-D775,747 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D775,561 Vehicle rear bumper
US-D775,551 Vehicle exterior
US-9,532,448 Power electronics modules
A power electronics module including an insulated patterned metal substrate, a semiconductor bonded to the substrate, and an agglomeration of solid metal...
US-9,531,855 System and method of arbitrating audio source streamed by mobile applications
A system for attenuating vehicle audio for mobile application audible statements, the system comprising a vehicle computing system having one or more processors...
US-9,531,750 Spoofing detection
A method for preventing spoofing in an automotive network, the method comprising storing at least one address of a first vehicle electronic control unit and...
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...
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