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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...
US-9,468,390 Contactless electrocardiographic measurement sensor
A sensor for contactless electrocardiographic measurement of a person has at least one electrically conductive, planar electrode having a measurement surface...
US-9,468,217 Sheeter with thickness control
A thickness control system for a high speed tortilla sheeting machine can adjust a pinch point gap between a pair of sheeting rollers to maintain a generally...
US-D769,163 Vehicle front lower skid plate
US-D769,160 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D769,159 Vehicle front lower grille
US-9,468,122 Portable device holding apparatus
An apparatus for holding a portable device is provided which includes a cradle for holding the portable device. A support member is operatively coupled to the...
US-9,467,817 Determining vehicle occupant location
First and second movement data representing movement of first and second wearable portable devices during a first time period is provided. The first and second...
US-9,467,241 Radio station genre categorization
A computer-implemented method includes receiving a request from a user to locate a radio station similar to a radio station currently providing content in a...
US-9,467,002 Vehicle charging system
A vehicle is provided comprising a battery, a charge plate electrically connected to the battery, and a thermal sensor configured to output a signal indicative...
US-9,466,448 HV relay sticking control system and method
A high voltage relay sticking control system for a vehicle having at least one contactor, a high voltage battery pack interfacing with the contactor and a weld...
US-9,465,214 Methods and systems for managing a vehicle computer to record information and images
A vehicle recording event method and device to monitor one or more parameters at the vehicle based on a trigger condition during a vehicle drive event. The...
US-9,465,074 System and method for measuring switching loss associated with semiconductor switching devices
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, controlling a vehicle using switching loss information of a...
US-9,464,887 Illuminated hitch angle detection component
A lighting system for a trailer assembly is provided herein. The lighting system includes a hitch angle detection component having a predefined pattern thereon....
US-9,464,886 Luminescent hitch angle detection component
A lighting system for a trailer is provided herein. The lighting system may include a hitch angle detection component disposed on the trailer. A light source is...
US-9,464,803 Illuminated speaker
A speaker is provided herein. The speaker includes a light source configured to emit inputted light. A diaphragm is configured to move as a magnet receives...
US-9,464,785 Vehicular light guides and assemblies with uniform illumination
A light guide is provided that includes a light chamber defined by isotropically luminant top, bottom, and back surfaces, and a front surface having a...
US-9,464,776 Vehicle light system with illuminating exhaust
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises a photoluminescent portion disposed on a surface of a vehicle exhaust...
US-9,464,692 Multi-speed transmission
A family of transmission gearing arrangements provides ten forward speed ratios and one reverse speed ratios by selective engagement of shift elements in...
US-9,464,609 Fuel delivery system including integrated check valve
A fuel delivery system is provided to reduce the pressure pulsations and noise vibration and harshness of direct injection systems. The fuel delivery system...
US-9,464,607 Integrally-molded intake manifold connector for engine cover of combustion engine
An engine cover system for joining a cover with an intake manifold body. A plurality of structural ribs project from an external surface of the body including a...
US-9,464,601 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 of a fuel system. In one example, a method may include...
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