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US-9,988,997 Method and system for engine temperature control
Methods and systems are provided to improve engine temperature control. Cylinders scheduled for deactivation may have their exhaust retained in the cylinder by...
US-9,988,994 Systems and methods for EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing torque transients experienced when a dedicated EGR cylinder is deactivated to reduce EGR. Before deactivating the...
US-9,988,954 System and method for reducing engine oil dilution
Methods and systems are provided for filtering an oil dilution amount based on a current value of the oil dilution amount. In one example, filtering the oil...
US-9,988,949 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-9,988,103 Tailgate assembly and method for accessing a cargo box of a pickup truck hitched to a trailer
A method is provided for lowering a tailgate of a motor vehicle when that motor vehicle is hitched to a trailer having a component that interferes with the...
US-9,988,093 Exoskeleton vehicle upper body structure
A vehicle body exoskeleton includes a plurality of nodes each defining a receptacle. A plurality of tubes have first and second end portions smaller than and...
US-9,988,046 Enhanced collision avoidance
A driver input representing a steering maneuver associated with non-autonomous operation of a host vehicle is detected. A first target vehicle in an adjacent...
US-9,988,041 System and method for controlling a vehicle powertrain
A system and method for controlling a vehicle powertrain including an engine and a motor operable to propel the vehicle includes reducing a torque of the motor...
US-9,988,038 Methods and system for controlling torque flow through a torque converter
Systems and methods for operating a hybrid vehicle driveline that includes an engine and a motor are presented. In one example, the systems and methods include...
US-9,988,037 Driving scenario prediction and automatic vehicle setting adjustment
A vehicle processor may track vehicle input during vehicle traversal of a travel path within a location region, match the vehicle input against a condition of a...
US-9,988,036 Clutch and electric machine control for driveline damping
A vehicle includes an engine, a traction motor, a clutch, and a controller. The clutch selectively couples the traction motor to wheels. The controller, in...
US-9,988,018 Window wiper system for providing enhanced performance in winter weather conditions
A window wiper system is provided for enhanced performance in winter weather conditions. The wiper system includes a wiper assembly having a wiper base, a wiper...
US-9,988,016 Authentication of mobile devices for vehicle communication
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for authentication of mobile devices for vehicle communication. An example mobile device for vehicle communication...
US-9,988,012 Seat belt system
A seat belt system including a seat belt secured for movement over a D-ring wherein the D-ring includes a magnet and the seat belt includes a plurality of...
US-9,988,004 Vehicle frame component
A vehicle frame component for limiting the movement of the wheel of the vehicle toward the cab of a cab on frame vehicle including a base member welded to...
US-9,988,002 Integrated bracket
Methods and systems are provided for an integrated bracket for securely retaining one or more cables of a harness to a vehicle body. In one example design, the...
US-9,988,001 Flexible contour managing license plate bracket
A motor vehicle license plate mounting bracket includes a substantially planar body defining an A surface and an opposite B surface and one or more resilient...
US-9,987,974 Lighting system having pointer device
A lighting system is provided herein. The lighting system includes a spotlight is mounted to a vehicle, a controller for operating the spotlight, and a pointer...
US-9,987,962 Vehicle haptic feedback as a function of sensed capacitance
A method of delivering haptic feedback to a vehicle occupant comprising: measuring capacitance with a capacitive sensor having a known natural capacitance...
US-9,987,958 Quick disconnect headrest
A headrest assembly includes a linkage system with a first adjustment mechanism configured to power fore and aft movement of a mounting plate. A headrest bun is...
US-9,987,950 Vehicle seat electrical connector bracket assembly
A vehicle seat bracket assembly is provided that includes a bracket connected to a vehicle seat structure and including one or more retention features. The...
US-9,987,944 Electric vehicle opportunistic charging systems and methods
A vehicle includes an electric machine arranged to exchange power with a traction battery. The vehicle also includes a thermal conditioning system for...
US-9,987,942 Method of operating vehicle powertrain based on prediction of how different chemical type batteries connected...
A powertrain having a battery system including at least two batteries of different chemical types connected in parallel is operated according to predicted...
US-9,987,922 Capless refueling mechanism
A capless refueling mechanism attached to a vehicle fuel tank is disclosed. In one example, the capless refueling mechanism includes a guide plate, main...
US-9,987,892 Trailer safety chain attachment monitoring system
A vehicle includes a controller and a frame having a receiver including an electrical connector configured to connect to a trailer having a plurality of chains....
US-9,987,779 Integral locator pin for a plastic component
A locator pin is provided for a plastic component. The locator includes a main rib, a first secondary rib intersecting the main rib at a first intersection and...
US-9,987,626 Use of transition metals to reduce cold start emissions
A hydrocarbon trap catalyst and method of forming the same are disclosed. The method may include introducing copper into a zeolite at 10% to 75% of an...
US-9,986,803 Apparatus for holding an electronic device having a mechanical self-adjusting retention element
An apparatus is provided for holding an electronic device. That apparatus includes a body having a cavity for receiving the electronic device. The body also...
US-D819,522 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-9,985,484 Surface groove patterns for permanent magnet machine rotors
A permanent magnet electric machine includes a rotor configured to rotate about an axis. The rotor is comprised of axially stacked sections. Each section is...
US-9,985,325 Battery pack flow control method
An exemplary method of controlling flow through a battery pack includes, in a first operating condition, moving flow through a first section of an enclosure...
US-9,985,267 Bus bar attachment to battery terminals
An assembly connecting a battery bus bar to battery cell terminals, with the bus bar provided with spring clips. The clips fit over the battery terminals and...
US-9,983,097 Methods and apparatus for assessing tire health through monitoring effective tire rolling radius
Methods and apparatus for assessing tire health through monitoring an effective tire rolling radius are disclosed. An example method includes obtaining velocity...
US-9,982,953 Electric vehicle battery pack spacer
An example battery pack spacer includes a base and at least one rib extending laterally from the base. The rib is configured to turn flow of a coolant through a...
US-9,982,780 Illuminated indicator
A gear shifter indicator assembly is provided herein. The gear shifter assembly includes a light source disposed below a plurality of indicia. A position...
US-9,982,779 Transmission hydraulic control system including thermal valve
A hydraulic control system provides lubrication fluid to a gearbox via two flow paths in parallel. One of the flow paths includes a passive thermal valve in...
US-9,982,747 Damper hub assembly and method of forming the same
In one or more embodiments, a damper hub assembly includes a hub with a through-aperture defined by an aperture wall and to receive therein a portion of a...
US-9,982,707 Integrated center bearing assembly
A driveshaft assembly of a vehicle includes a yoke assembly having a shaft extending between a yoke and a flange. The yoke assembly further includes a bearing...
US-9,982,646 Heating element operation and engine start-stop availability
A vehicle includes a rear visibility component having a heating element. The vehicle further includes an engine and at least one controller programmed to...
US-9,982,638 Water/snow management for air intake system to active grill system interface
An air intake assembly for a vehicle includes a vehicle-forward air intake inlet, an airflow diverter opening, and a moisture-diverting gutter surrounding a...
US-9,982,586 Integrated cooling air shroud assembly
An integrated air shroud assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. That air shroud assembly includes a body having a radiator opening, a charge air cooler...
US-9,982,470 Soft close mechanism for a closure
A soft close mechanism that may have a cam track housing, a damper housing, and a cam follower. The cam track housing may have first and second grooves. The...
US-9,981,705 Apparatus and method for the alignment of an attachment on a vehicle
An apparatus is provided for the alignment of an attachment relative to at least one adjacent structural part on the body side on a vehicle. For the improvement...
US-9,981,692 Carbon fiber reinforced polymer assembly
An impact absorbing assembly comprises a CFRP part including a first portion and a second portion that are connected by a metal bending hinge connector. The...
US-9,981,690 Target-based trailer backup collision mitigation
A backup assist system for a vehicle and trailer combination includes a vehicle steering system, a camera generating images of the trailer, and a controller....
US-9,981,686 Creep assist for steering management
Controlling a vehicle steering system includes determining a rack position of a rack needed to execute a maneuver. A minimum velocity allowing the desired...
US-9,981,662 Speed limiting comfort enhancement
A vehicle includes a speed detector detecting a vehicle speed, a brake system and a control system implementing a control mode including determining a threshold...
US-9,981,657 Autonomous vehicle parking and transition to manual control
A system of computers configured to perform particular operations or actions by virtue of having software, firmware, hardware, or a combination of them on the...
US-9,981,656 Vehicle parking assist system
A parking assist system for a vehicle is provided that includes a proximity sensor configured to sense a distance to an obstacle, a parking controller...
US-9,981,654 Methods and systems for surge control
Methods and systems are provided for improving surge control. When surge conditions are anticipated, motor torque usage is increased to discharge a battery to a...
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