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US-9,598,022 Cup holder-compatible console tray
A center console assembly is provided. That center console assembly includes a storage compartment and a cooperating cover as well as a cup holder outside of...
US-9,597,990 Internal map pocket
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback defining a cavity generally accessible via a slot disposed on a back panel of the seatback. A plurality of cover...
US-9,597,977 Energy conversion system for a vehicle
An energy conversion system transfers energy between an energy source, or storage unit, and an electric device via a first port and a second port and at least...
US-9,597,947 Vehicle body structure
A method of assembling vehicle-body components includes positioning a first component on a second component. The first component has a different coefficient of...
US-9,597,945 Automotive HVAC system with suction surfaces to control local airflow
An HVAC system provides airflow in a vehicle having a plurality of seating locations in a passenger cabin for respective passengers of the vehicle. The system...
US-9,597,943 Swing arc HVAC duct
A duct for a heating/ventilation/air conditioning system of a vehicle includes a first end and a second end spaced a distance from the first end. An orifice...
US-9,597,934 Truck box with fifth wheel cross member
An integral fifth wheel cross member assembly for a pick-up truck bed. The fifth wheel cross member assembly is secured to the left and right frame rails...
US-9,597,664 LNT and SCR catalysts for combined LNT-SCR applications
The current invention refers to the LNT and the SCR catalysts designed for combined LNT-SCR applications. LNT catalysts are based on proton-conducting oxides of...
US-9,595,725 Heated ejector assembly for a fuel cell
A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, an ejector in fluid communication with the fuel cell stack and having a converging-diverging (CD) nozzle with a...
US-9,595,720 Electrode with catalyst segmentation
A fuel cell assembly includes an anode with a catalyst layer and a gas inlet end, and a cathode with a catalyst layer and a gas inlet end. The assembly...
US-9,594,090 Press-fit tone wheel for a speed-sensing apparatus
A planetary gearset is provided in a transmission for a vehicle. The planetary gearset includes a carrier that rotates about the axis. Tone wheels can be used...
US-9,593,820 Vehicle illumination system
A vehicle is provided which includes a first panel defining a vent and a second panel positioned proximate the first panel. A lighting assembly is positioned...
US-9,593,761 Pneumatic venting of modular hybrid electric vehicle
A system for venting a hybrid electric powertrain includes a module defining a first volume containing a clutch and an electric machine, a housing defining a...
US-9,593,722 CV joint gasket
A constant velocity joint includes a body, a cup, an annular array of bolts, and an annular gasket. The body has a first planar surface. The cup has a second...
US-9,593,653 Direct injection fuel pump system
Systems and methods are provided for operating a direct injection fuel pump. One example system comprises an accumulator positioned within a bore of the direct...
US-9,593,648 Operating method for a particle filter
The systems and methods herein relate the operation of a particle filter which is arranged in an exhaust-gas path of an internal combustion engine, to a device...
US-9,593,647 Gas-to-liquid heat exchanger
An intercooler for an internal combustion engine has a fin-and-tube block including a plurality of flat heat transfer units having internal fluid passages...
US-9,593,642 Composite cam carrier
A cam carrier assembly includes a cylinder head having valves and a camshaft having lobes. A cam carrier has a first side coupled with the cylinder head...
US-9,593,638 Fuel injector characterization
Various methods are provided for characterizing fuel injector operation. In one embodiment, a method of characterizing fuel injector operation comprises...
US-9,593,637 Method of diagnosing injector variability in a multiple injector system
Various systems and methods are described for diagnosing injector variability in a dual fuel, multi-injector system. In one example, a single injector in one...
US-9,593,621 Lubrication system for an internal combustion engine, and method for lubrication
Embodiments for a lubrication system for an internal combustion engine are provided. In one example, a lubrication system for an internal combustion engine...
US-9,593,619 Exhaust system
Methods and systems are provided for flowing exhaust gas in an exhaust system of an engine. In one example, a method may include flowing exhaust gas through a...
US-9,593,605 Crankcase ventilation via crankcase pulsation
Systems and methods for ventilating crankcase gases in a crankcase ventilation system via crankcase pressure pulsations are disclosed. In one example approach,...
US-9,593,601 Impact dampening tappet
A valve assembly is provided herein. The valve assembly may include a valve stem coupled to a coil spring and an impact dampening tappet partially enclosing the...
US-9,593,514 Seamless exterior handle for a vehicle door
A vehicle door includes a lock cylinder having an actuator member that is operably connected to a door latch mechanism. A door handle moves from a first or home...
US-9,592,851 Control modes for a trailer backup assist system
A trailer backup assist system, according to one embodiment, provides a sensor that senses a hitch angle between a trailer and a vehicle. The trailer backup...
US-9,592,832 Extending hybrid electric vehicle regenerative braking
A method for controlling regenerative braking in a hybrid electric powertrain includes using an e-pump to supply fluid to a transmission provided an indication...
US-9,592,826 System and method for parallel parking a vehicle
A system for parallel parking a vehicle into a target parking space is provided herein. The system includes a user input device through which one or more...
US-9,592,817 Energy management control system
A system and method for controlling energy distribution within a HEV powertrain are provided. A feedforward battery power value is generated in response to...
US-9,592,812 Method for operating an electromechanical vehicle brake system
A method for operating an electromechanical vehicle brake system is provided. The method includes determining that an activation condition has been met,...
US-9,592,767 Multipurpose cargo net and hook system
A cargo management system for a vehicle includes a first pair, a second pair, and a third pair of anchors. The first and second pairs of anchors are positioned...
US-D781,202 Vehicle wheel
US-D781,188 Vehicle front upper grille
US-9,590,226 Battery mounting system
A battery is mounted in a hybrid electric automotive vehicle. The battery is held by a restraining bar across top surfaces of a plurality of cells that comprise...
US-9,590,216 Electric vehicle battery assembly enclosure
An example battery assembly enclosure includes a tray and a lid secured to the tray to provide an interior therebetween. A plurality of molded retention...
US-9,589,404 Method and apparatus for remote vehicle keypad enablement and disablement
A system includes a processor configured to determine that a number of invalid attempts to input a code into a vehicle door keypad has passed a predetermined...
US-9,589,246 Marking the surface of metal coils with material property data
A marking system for a rolled metal coil to provide markings containing data about material properties within the metal proximate the markings. The material...
US-9,587,967 Vehicle container illumination
An engine compartment illumination system is provided that includes a first container including a first cap including a light source operable to emit an...
US-9,587,954 System and method for vehicle routing using stochastic optimization
A vehicle system enabling a processor to calculate the most efficient route to a destination based on estimated energy usage, vehicle data, and other inputs...
US-9,587,868 Method for transitioning between vehicle climate control system modes
A method for controlling transitions between activating and deactivating a vehicle air conditioner compressor is disclosed. In one example, displacement of the...
US-9,587,800 Luminescent vehicle molding
A molding of a vehicle is provided herein. The molding includes a cover panel portion mounted to a body panel of the vehicle. A carrier is disposed between the...
US-9,587,794 Headlamp assembly with multiple high aspect ratio lenses
A headlight assembly including a plurality of low-beam modules and a plurality of high-beam modules are enclosed in a housing. The low-beam modules include a...
US-9,587,596 Asymmetric exhaust gas recirculation system
Systems and methods for a twin turbocharged engine with a single exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system are disclosed. In one example approach a system is...
US-9,587,589 Boosted internal combustion engine with partial deactivation and method for the operation of an internal...
An internal combustion engine system is provided herein. The internal combustion engine includes an active cylinder, a selectively deactivatable cylinder, the...
US-9,587,588 Direct inlet axial automotive turbine
Systems and methods for operating a turbocharged engine are described. In one example, a turbocharger system, comprising: a bearing housing including a turbine...
US-9,587,579 Current pulsing control methods for lift fuel pumps
Methods are provided for controlling a lift fuel pump configured to provide pressurized fuel to a direct injection fuel pump that further pressurizes the fuel...
US-9,587,578 Adaptive learning of duty cycle for a high pressure fuel pump
Methods and systems are provided for closed loop operation of a high pressure fuel pump connected to the direct injectors of an internal combustion engine....
US-9,587,576 Methods and system for improving vehicle operation
A method and system improving vehicle operation is presented. In one example, the vehicle data is transmitted between a vehicle and a cloud computer. The cloud...
US-9,587,556 Wastegate control
Various methods for determining a holding current based on a pressure differential across a wastegate valve are provided. In one example, a method of operating...
US-9,587,546 Methods and systems for hybrid vehicle waste heat recovery
Systems and methods for operating an engine that includes an exhaust gas heat recovery system are described. The system may selectively or contemporaneously...
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