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US-9,476,365 Coordination of cam timing and blow-through air delivery
Methods and systems are provided for reducing turbo lag by directing intake air from an intake manifold to an exhaust manifold. The intake air may be directed...
US-9,476,364 Internal combustion engine having a plurality of exhaust ports per cylinder and charge exchange method for such...
A method for controlling valve actuation in an engine is provided. The method includes initiating combustion operation in a first cylinder, opening, via a first...
US-9,476,350 Turbocharger for an internal combustion engine and method for operating a turbocharged internal combustion engine
A turbocharger for an internal combustion engine includes an oil-lubricated bearing, a feed line for the oil and a throughflow limiter for the oil.
US-9,476,345 Engine cooling fan to reduce charge air cooler corrosion
Methods and systems are provided for reducing corrosion of a charge air cooler and preventing engine misfire due to condensate formation. In response to...
US-9,475,524 Expandable roof panel perimeter reinforcement
A vehicle roof frame includes an adhering structure having an adhesive carrier and an expanding structural adhesive coupled to at least a portion of an outer...
US-9,475,496 Modified autonomous vehicle settings
A vehicle includes at least one autonomous driving sensor configured to monitor at least one condition while operating in an autonomous mode. The vehicle...
US-9,475,495 Torque converter clutch capacity based on regenerative braking request
A vehicle includes an engine, a transmission, and an electric machine configured to provide drive torque and regenerative braking torque. The electric machine...
US-9,475,487 Temporary engine start or stop using paddle shifter
A vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, a driver interface having a first driver-activated selector, and a controller. The controller selectively...
US-9,475,483 Hybrid vehicle including a prevent powertrain gear hunting strategy
A vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes an engine, a motor, and a controller. The controller is programmed to inhibit a scheduled transmission downshift and...
US-9,475,479 Electrified vehicle neutral engine start
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, controlling an electrified vehicle by engaging a parking brake...
US-9,475,464 Sensor system and method for a vehicle
A system and method is provided for determining if a windshield wiper of a vehicle should be automatically activated. The system and method may include a sensor...
US-9,475,447 Vehicle seat back including a deployable device
A seat back includes a frame and a deployable device mounted to the frame. The deployable device includes a back panel, a front panel opposite the back panel,...
US-9,475,445 Vehicle airbag appendage
An airbag includes a primary portion and a secondary portion. The primary portion defines a first chamber and the secondary portion defines a second chamber...
US-9,475,441 Unique and efficient grille design with integrated energy absorber and energy absorber with locking feature
An energy absorber assembly for a motor vehicle includes a first deformable energy absorbing component and at least one deformable second energy absorbing...
US-9,475,423 Drivable compression clip
A lamp assembly is provided for installation in an opening of a vehicle body. The lamp assembly includes a lamp container having first and second sides, each of...
US-9,475,405 Vehicle occupant classification
A vehicle system includes at least two sensors. A first sensor is configured to output a child restraint signal indicating a presence of a child restraint...
US-9,475,381 System and method for reducing power train air resistance
A vehicle system, comprising an internal combustion engine, a transmission enclosed within a transmission case coupled to a gaseous fuel source, the...
US-9,475,366 Door intrusion resistance apparatus for a vehicle
A door intrusion apparatus for a vehicle having a door and a rocker with a vertically extending wall defining a catcher opening. The apparatus includes a...
US-D770,085 Vehicle fog lamp bezel
US-D769,779 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D769,778 Vehicle front lower grille
US-9,472,977 Battery cell state of charge estimation
Hybrid and electric vehicles include a traction battery including many interconnected cells. Effective battery control, such as cell balancing, may rely on an...
US-9,472,963 Device for wireless charging having a plurality of wireless charging protocols
A receiver device configured to connect to a chargeable device, including an inductive region including at least one receiver coil for receiving magnetic flux...
US-9,472,792 Devices and methods for retaining battery cells of traction batteries
A vehicle traction battery cell retainer includes a sidewall defining a plurality of windows each surrounded by a window flange extending therefrom, a top...
US-9,470,739 DC link capacitance measurement for electric vehicle drivetrain
In order to detect deterioration of a DC link capacitor between a DC source and an inverter load in an electric propulsion vehicle, capacitance of the link...
US-9,470,654 System and method for updating a baseline output of a gas sensor
A method of operating a gas sensor is disclosed, wherein the sensor includes a pumping electrode configuration and a measuring electrode configuration, and...
US-9,470,291 Production feasible pendulum crankshaft
A pendulum absorber fixed to the crankshaft of an engine comprises a pendulum and a pendulum carrier attached to the pendulum carrier attachment boss of the...
US-9,470,190 Engine intake manifold having a condensate-containment tray
An engine intake manifold is provided. The engine intake manifold includes a manifold chamber configured to receive positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) gas...
US-9,470,185 Engine-off natural vacuum testing for variable displacement engine vehicles
A method, comprising: adjusting an evaporative emissions leak test parameter based on a ratio of cylinder run time of a deactivatable cylinder of an engine, to...
US-9,470,183 Coordination of secondary air and blow-through air delivery
Methods and systems are provided for controlling and coordinating secondary air injection and blow-through to reduce turbo lag. By utilizing secondary air...
US-9,470,182 Method and system for turbocharging an engine
A method for improving operation of a turbocharged engine is presented. In one embodiment, the method may reduce engine emissions and improve engine efficiency...
US-9,470,178 Engine assembly
An engine cylinder head is provided. The engine cylinder head includes a portion of a first combustion chamber, an upper coolant core and a lower coolant core...
US-9,470,176 Bore bridge and cylinder cooling
An engine includes a cylinder block having first and second passages intersecting a block face on opposed sides of a bore bridge defining a bore bridge cooling...
US-9,470,173 System and method for reducing engine oil dilution
Methods and systems are provided for modeling an oil dilution qualitative indicator based on an integrated difference between a commanded air-to-fuel ratio and...
US-9,470,162 Method and system for EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for improving control of high dilution EGR. An intake plenum is divided so that fresh intake air and EGR can be delivered to...
US-9,470,133 Engine having integrated exhaust manifold with combined ducts for inside cylinders and outside cylinders
An internal combustion engine has a cooling jacket at least partially integrated in the cylinder head. The engine has two groups of cylinders: inside cylinders...
US-9,470,033 System and method for controlling vehicle access component
A vehicle system includes a computer in a vehicle, and the computer includes a processor and a memory. The computer is configured to determine that a user is...
US-9,469,364 Foldable electric bicycle
A foldable bicycle includes a frame, a front wheel assembly, and a rear wheel assembly. The frame defines a pivot axis. The front wheel assembly is disposed on...
US-9,469,354 Airfoil with adjustable tail flap
An adjustable airfoil assembly attached to a front fascia of a vehicle. The airfoil assembly includes an airfoil wing and a flap pivotally connected to the...
US-9,469,341 Method of performing control of a steering aid for a steering system of a vehicle
In accordance with various exemplary embodiments, the present disclosure provides a method for controlling a steering aid for a steering system of a vehicle....
US-9,469,289 Energy reservation coordination for hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle includes a controller configured to, in response to an anticipated vehicle route for a current drive cycle including at least two preferred...
US-9,469,249 Wide angle imaging system for providing an image of the surroundings of a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle
An imaging system includes a digital camera having a sensor (such as a charge coupled device), a first lens directing a first image onto a first region of the...
US-9,469,244 Luminescent vehicle seal
A lighting system for a vehicle opening is provided herein. The lighting system includes a seal disposed around a periphery of an opening in the body of a...
US-9,469,230 Method of wrapping a covering over a hand gripped part and the wrapped part
A method of manufacturing a handle intended to be gripped by an occupant of a vehicle is shown to comprise the steps of selecting a substrate including a first...
US-9,469,228 Seat climate control assembly and seat employing the same
According to one or more embodiments, a seat climate control assembly for a seat includes a seatback and a headrest, the seat climate control assembly includes...
US-9,469,225 Center armrest inertial lock
An inertial lock assembly for a vehicle armrest includes a stopping member disposed on an armrest attachment bracket and a catch pin for engaging the stopping...
US-9,469,213 Spatial domain optimal electric and hybrid electric vehicle control with path forecasting
A vehicle engine, electric machine and battery are operated, in certain examples, such that a predetermined route is segmented based on varying criteria to...
US-9,469,200 Automotive vehicle and method of determining forward or backward movement of same
An automotive vehicle may include an electric machine and a controller. The electric machine may be configured to provide and receive mechanical torque. The...
US-9,469,155 Wheel opening closure system
A vehicle is provided with a hub and a collar. The hub extends longitudinally inward from a wheel. The collar is disposed over the hub and is mounted for...
US-9,468,909 Metal oxide stabilized platinum-based ORR catalyst
In at least one embodiment, an oxygen reduction reaction catalyst (ORR) and a method for making the catalyst are provided. The method may include depositing a...
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