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US-9,441,564 Methods and systems for adjusting EGR based on an impact of PCV hydrocarbons on an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating an impact of PCV hydrocarbons on an output of an intake oxygen sensor. In one example, a method may include...
US-9,441,557 Method and system for vacuum generation
Methods and systems are provided for controlling motive flow through an ejector using a pneumatically controlled valve. A vacuum actuated valve may be opened at...
US-9,441,553 Method and system adjusting an exhaust heat recovery valve
A method for adjusting an exhaust heat recovery valve is presented. In one embodiment, the method may control an amount of boost provided by a turbocharger to...
US-9,441,551 Method for a variable displacement engine
Various systems and methods are described for controlling engine operation. One method comprises, during a first variable displacement engine (VDE) mode in an...
US-9,441,533 Method and system for binary flow turbine control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the opening of a scroll valve of a binary flow turbine. Scroll valve adjustments are used at different engine...
US-9,441,532 Engine assembly with turbine generator control
An engine assembly includes an engine control unit, an internal combustion engine having an exhaust, a turbine driven in use by said exhaust, and an energy...
US-9,441,524 Methods and systems for an exhaust gas treatment system
Various systems and methods are described for an engine system with an exhaust gas treatment system including a particulate filter. In one example method,...
US-9,441,517 Diesel engine exhaust treatment system
A diesel engine exhaust treatment system is provided which includes a diesel oxidation catalyst and a diesel particulate filter, where a first SCR catalyst is...
US-9,441,516 Method for NOx reduction
The present application relates to mitigating NOx emissions, and more particularly, to vehicles including a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system in the...
US-9,441,512 Muffler shell body with integral aerodynamic shield
A muffler shell is formed from a sheet metal blank. The shell comprises a tubular body section which is rolled into a tube so that a first edge of the blank can...
US-9,440,695 Seat including inflatable bladder and electrically powered air compressor
A seat for a vehicle, such as a bicycle, includes a stem for coupling to the bicycle. The seat includes a saddle supported by the stem and an inflatable bladder...
US-9,440,687 Folding vehicle
A folding vehicle structure includes a frame having a plurality of members. A first member intersects a second member at a first pivot point. A third member,...
US-9,440,686 Folding vehicle
A folding vehicle structure includes a frame having a plurality of members. A first member intersects a second member at a first pivot point. A third member,...
US-9,440,683 Roof panel joining mechanism
A method of assembling a vehicle includes providing a body panel, a roof panel, and a clip. The clip has a central portion extending from a first end to a...
US-9,440,644 Selective electric mode for electric vehicle
An example method includes operating an electric vehicle in an electric mode when a speed of the electric vehicle is at or below a threshold speed, and...
US-9,440,643 Hybrid electric vehicle and method of control
A vehicle and a method of controlling a vehicle are provided. The vehicle may include a controller programmed to, in response to a change from a first to a...
US-9,440,638 Charge utilization control system and method
A charge utilization control system for an electric vehicle includes a controller, an electric motor connected to the controller, a battery connected to the...
US-9,440,613 Active bolster with directional vent into concealed buffer zone
An active bolster includes a plastic trim wall that deploys toward a passenger compartment and a plastic-molded bladder member joined with the trim wall by a...
US-9,440,596 Retention clip for interior vehicle components
A retention clip for an interior vehicle component may include a base and a pair of frame members extending from the base. Each of the frame members may include...
US-9,440,594 Motor vehicle with integrated hybrid mechanic creeper/utility cart
A motor vehicle is provided. That motor vehicle has a storage area and a hybrid mechanic creeper/utility cart integrated into the storage area.
US-9,440,590 Cargo shade storage pocket with hidden storage
A cover for a vehicle cargo compartment includes a shade having a first end and a second end. The shade extends from the first edge at a distance from a floor...
US-9,440,584 Photoluminescent vehicle console
A vehicle illumination apparatus is disclosed. The vehicle illumination apparatus comprises a console rotatably connected to a portion of a seat. The console is...
US-9,440,583 Vehicle dome lighting system with photoluminescent structure
A vehicle dome lighting system is provided and includes a headliner and a photoluminescent structure coupled to the headliner. At least one excitation source is...
US-9,440,579 Photoluminescent step handle
A vehicle illumination apparatus is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises a retractable handle having a proximal end portion in connection with a...
US-9,440,573 Cup holder assemblies
A cup holder assembly includes a pair of planar bodies each defining a rim, and a pair of fabric pouches that are each attached to one of the rims. The planar...
US-9,440,555 Battery pack thermal management
An exemplary assembly includes a blend structure moveable between a first position and a second position. The blend structure in the first position permits a...
US-9,440,552 Estimation and compensation of battery measurement
Hybrid or electric vehicles include a traction battery to store and provide motive energy. For effective operation of the traction battery, operating...
US-9,440,546 Electric vehicle charging system
A vehicle and a vehicle battery charging system are disclosed. The vehicle charging system includes a parking structure having solar collector. The solar...
US-9,440,509 Battery cooling apparatus
A vehicle includes a climate control system configured to regulate temperature within a cabin. The vehicle also includes a battery compartment disposed within...
US-9,439,245 Electrical connector for a laminated window
A laminated window is disclosed having a window heater unit which is connected to an external source of electrical power by means of an electrically conductive...
US-9,437,905 Traction battery thermal plate manifold
A traction battery system for a vehicle is provided. The system may include a plurality of battery cells, a thermal plate, and an inlet manifold. The thermal...
US-9,437,890 Purge assembly for a fuel cell system
A fuel cell purge apparatus for a fuel cell system has a separator defining a chamber for receiving a recirculated fuel stream including a fluid and impurities....
US-9,437,860 Traction battery assembly having snap-in bus bar module
A traction battery includes a cell having a terminal defining a surface with a top and at least one sidewall. The traction battery also includes a busbar having...
US-9,437,111 Boundary detection system
Systems and methods provide for tracking objects around a vehicle, analyzing the potential threat of the tracked objects, and implementing a threat response...
US-9,435,504 Apparatus for radiating light from a virtual source
A lighting assembly that includes an LED source that generates a light cone (solid angle); and a transparent near field lens having a front surface, a...
US-9,435,432 Systems and methods for driveline torque control
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a difference between estimated torque output of an active torque...
US-9,435,404 Multiple speed transmission
A family of transmission gearing arrangements produces nine forward and one reverse speed ratio by selective engagement of various combinations of three...
US-9,435,403 Multi-speed transmission
A transmission gearing arrangement produces at least nine forward speed ratios and one reverse speed ratio by selective engagement of three shift elements in...
US-9,435,300 Method and system for vacuum generation
Methods and systems are provided for controlling motive flow through an ejector using a pneumatically controlled valve. A valve coupled upstream of an intake...
US-9,435,287 Method for fuel injection control
Methods and systems are described for controlling fuel injection in an engine equipped with a dual injector system including a port injector and a direct...
US-9,435,283 Method for inferring barometric pressure at low throttle angles
Methods and systems are provided for estimating barometric pressure based on a reference barometric pressure and manifold pressures at two different altitudes....
US-9,435,271 Methods and systems for controlling airflow through a throttle turbine generator
Various systems and methods for an engine system which includes a throttle turbine generator having a turbine which drives an auxiliary generator and disposed...
US-9,435,270 Methods and systems for an engine
Various systems and methods for an engine system which includes a throttle turbine generator having a turbine which drives an auxiliary generator and disposed...
US-9,435,254 Supercharged internal combustion engine, and method for operating an internal combustion engine of said type
A supercharged internal combustion engine having at least two exhaust-gas turbochargers is provided. The engine includes a first exhaust manifold and a second...
US-9,435,251 Method for estimating charge air cooler condensation storage and/or release with an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating water storage in a charge air cooler (CAC). In one example, an amount of water in charge air exiting the CAC may...
US-9,435,237 Exhaust-gas aftertreatment system
The present disclosure relates to an exhaust-gas aftertreatment system for an internal combustion engine, having an exhaust line and having provided therein a...
US-9,435,235 Engine oil supply system and a method of controlling an engine oil supply system
An engine oil supply system for a motor vehicle and a method of controlling an engine oil supply system of a motor vehicle is disclosed in which, particularly...
US-9,434,422 Geometric/mechanical isolation of aluminum to steel joining at trim edges for corrosion protection
A joint for a motor vehicle body comprises a first structural member fabricated from aluminum attached to a second structural member fabricated from steel. The...
US-9,434,420 Vehicle underbody structure
A vehicle is provided. The vehicle has an underbody that includes a floor panel, a pair of laterally spaced side members affixed to opposing lateral side...
US-9,434,415 Tire windup compensation
A system for measuring and compensating for tire windup occurring in road wheels during parking events. A controller receives data comprising a steering motor...
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