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US-9,522,419 Method and apparatus for making a part by first forming an intermediate part that has donor pockets in...
A method of forming a part that has areas of high strain and predicted areas of low strain from a blank and method of designing a die for forming such a part....
US-9,521,525 Method and apparatus for detecting a left-behind phone
A system includes a vehicle computing processor. The processor is configured to, through wireless communication with a phone, and after determining that a...
US-9,520,875 Pliable proximity switch assembly and activation method
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
US-9,520,730 Method and system for charging high voltage battery packs
A method and system for charging high voltage battery packs includes connecting a charger to a power source, connecting the charger to a battery pack,...
US-9,519,670 Method and apparatus for road risk indices generation
A system includes a processor configured to gather historical risk-affecting data with respect to a current road. The processor is also configured to gather...
US-9,518,677 Method and system for adjusting a fuel tank isolation valve
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting and diagnosing a position of a fuel tank isolation valve (FTIV) of a fuel system. In one example, a method...
US-9,518,619 Synchronizing device
The invention relates to a synchronizing device with a synchronizer body, a sliding sleeve, a gearwheel with coupling toothing and a synchronizer ring which is...
US-9,518,611 Driveshaft assembly
A drive shaft assembly is formed from two concentrically arranged driveshafts fastened together near to one end of the driveshaft assembly so as to prevent...
US-9,518,551 Laser ignition safety interlock system and method
A safety interlock system and method is provided for a laser ignition system. The laser device can be disabled upon receiving an indication that the laser...
US-9,518,541 Method and system for increasing vacuum generation by an engine
A method and a system for providing vacuum via an engine are described. In one example, introduction of a gaseous fuel is ceased in response to a request for...
US-9,518,540 Air intake system hydrocarbon trap purging
Methods and systems for purging a hydrocarbon trap in an engine intake in a vehicle are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises during an engine...
US-9,518,539 Systems and methods for purge air flow routing
A method, comprising: purging fuel vapors from a fuel vapor canister and/or a fuel vapor bleed element to an engine intake with air routed through a...
US-9,518,538 Variable restriction fuel vapor canister
Systems and methods for operating an engine with a fuel vapor recovery system are disclosed. In one example approach, a method for an engine with a fuel vapor...
US-9,518,532 Internal combustion engine having structural frame
A structural frame is provided. The structural frame includes a bottom surface, first and second cylinder block sidewall engaging surfaces, the first and second...
US-9,518,529 Methods and systems for an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for correcting an EGR rate determined based on an intake manifold oxygen sensor based on an air-fuel ratio of EGR. The output...
US-9,518,506 Systems and methods for control of turbine-generator via valve deactivation in a split exhaust engine system
Methods and systems are provided for reducing exhaust energy delivered to a turbine of a turbine-generator coupled to a split exhaust engine system in order to...
US-9,518,505 Coolant jacket for a turbocharger oil drain
A system including a turbocharger, comprising a turbocharger bearing housing supporting a turbocharger drive shaft; an oil drain including an inlet in fluidic...
US-9,518,408 Alternate backup entry for vehicles
A door latch system for doors of motor vehicles includes an input device such as a keypad and a backup electrical power supply to unlock the door latch in the...
US-9,518,287 NOx control during engine idle-stop operations
Methods and systems are provided for improving engine exhaust emissions while enabling exhaust catalyst regeneration following an engine lean event. Prior to a...
US-9,517,796 Thin-walled magnesium diecast shock tower for use in a vehicle
A shock tower assembly includes a cast shock tower body composed of magnesium or magnesium alloy and at least one steel bridging bracket. An insulating adhesive...
US-9,517,794 Offset compensation for trailer backup assist steering input device
A trailer backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer, according to one embodiment, includes a sensor that senses a hitch angle between the vehicle...
US-9,517,777 Lane departure feedback system
A lane departure warning system for a vehicle includes a positional input device and a seat having an inflatable bladder therein and a vibrational unit coupled...
US-9,517,774 Static road gradient estimation
A vehicle and a vehicle system are provided with a controller that is configured to generate output indicative of a static road gradient estimation based on a...
US-9,517,771 Autonomous vehicle modes
A vehicle operator is identified. Based at least in part on the operator's identity, one or more parameters are determined specifying a mode for autonomously...
US-9,517,770 Brake control for stop/start vehicle
A vehicle is provided with an engine and a controller. The engine is adapted to shutdown and restart during a drive cycle and a controller. The controller is...
US-9,517,764 Methods and system for operating a hybrid vehicle in cruise control mode
Systems and methods for reducing driveline mode change busyness for a hybrid vehicle are presented. The systems and methods may delay a driveline mode change in...
US-9,517,756 Method and system for operating a motor vehicle brake system
A brake system for a motor vehicle having front and rear axles, the brake system having front and rear axle braking mechanisms operated under pressure control...
US-9,517,746 Bag-in-bag safety restraint with directional inflation
An air bag system deploys from within a structural element of a vehicle. A main bag is configured for storage in a folded condition in an internal region behind...
US-9,517,731 Electrical connector for an electronic device holder
An electronic device holder includes a mounting surface configured to receive an electronic device. A door is operably coupled to the mounting surface and is...
US-9,517,726 Vehicle cargo organiser
A cargo organizer for a vehicle includes a frame at least partially forming a floor of a cargo area of the vehicle. The cargo organizer includes one or more...
US-9,517,723 Illuminated tie-down cleat
A vehicle is provided that includes a pickup box defining a storage area therein with at least one cleat assembly extending into the storage area. The cleat...
US-9,517,686 Traction battery dual-stage mounting bracket
A vehicle includes a body structure and a traction battery for providing power to a powertrain. The vehicle also includes a bracket connecting the traction...
US-9,517,676 Method and device for stabilizing a vehicle against rolling movements
An anti-rolling stabilizer for a motor vehicle is provided. The stabilizer includes a U-shaped torsion bar having an elongated base and two free ends. The...
US-9,517,668 Hitch angle warning system and method
A hitch angle warning system includes a camera-based hitch angle sensor that senses a hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer. The hitch angle warning...
US-9,517,656 Rim insert system
The invention relates to a rim insert system for a rim having at least one opening which forms a rim channel that tapers in a funnel-like manner, and at least...
US-9,517,583 Method of forming natural fiber polymer composite
A method of forming a natural fiber polymer composite includes the steps of introducing into an extruder a polymer, a natural fiber and a supercritical fluid to...
US-9,517,527 Method of dressing a resistance spot welding tip
A method is disclosed for dressing a resistance stop welding (RSW) tip and a tip dresser apparatus. According to the method, a circumferential shoulder is cut...
US-9,516,492 Apparatus and method for detecting a personal communication device in a vehicle
An apparatus for detecting a personal communication device (PCD) in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes one or more near field communication (NFC)...
US-9,515,357 Battery thermal management system for electrified vehicle
A battery thermal management system according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a heat spreader, a coolant channel...
US-9,514,646 Method for assisting vehicle parking using sensors on both a parking vehicle and a parked vehicle
A method of operating a parking assistance system involves operating a first sensor onboard a parking vehicle to obtain a first distance measurement to a parked...
US-9,513,135 Stochastic range
A system may identify an expected time-of-arrival distribution to a waypoint along a vehicle route, determine energy usage along the route according to a...
US-9,513,103 Hitch angle sensor assembly
In one embodiment, a hitch angle sensor assembly includes a spacer fixed between a hitch ball and a mounting surface on a vehicle. An element is rotatably...
US-9,512,919 Transmission hydraulic control system
An automatic transmission uses 6 shift elements applied in combinations of four to establish ten forward speed ratios and a reverse speed ratio. The automatic...
US-9,512,901 Multi-speed transmission
A family of transmission gearing arrangements produces up to nine forward and one reverse speed ratios by selective engagement of three shift elements in...
US-9,512,897 Crankshaft pendulum assembly having kidney-shaped track
A pendulum crankshaft assembly for an internal combustion engine includes a pendulum carrier, a pendulum and rolling pins. The carrier and the pendulum have...
US-9,512,889 Control of a transmission friction element using an adaptive transfer function
A transmission clutch control method includes defining a transfer function relating clutch torque to a control signal under transmission operating conditions;...
US-9,512,803 Injection timing
Various systems and methods for determining a start of fuel injection including a gaseous fuel in an internal combustion engine are provided. In one embodiment,...
US-9,512,798 Method and system for direct injection noise mitigation
A method is provided which mitigates the noise of a direct injection system in a port fuel injection and direct fuel injection (PFI-DI) engine and reduces NVH...
US-9,512,797 Method and system for improving engine starting
An engine system and method for improving engine starting are disclosed. In one example, engine port throttles are adjusted to improve fuel vaporization of a...
US-9,512,791 Systems and methods for operating an evaporative emissions system
Methods and systems are provided for selectively cooling a fuel vapor canister based on vehicle operating conditions, or in response to an anticipated or...
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