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US-9,423,024 Rapid synchronizer touch point adjustment
A method of adapting transmission controls to locate synchronizer touch points in an automated layshaft transmission. This method may include actuating a motor...
US-9,423,005 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-9,422,995 Brake insulator with thermal barrier
A brake caliper for a brake system of a vehicle includes a caliper body, a piston, and a brake insulator. The piston may be positioned at least partially inside...
US-9,422,987 Universal joint with protective shield
A constant velocity (CV) joint includes a shield to protect a J-boot from damage due to projectiles such as stones and to prevent ballooning. A rigid portion of...
US-9,422,967 Exchangeable wheel stud
A wheel stud includes a fixing segment, which has a first external thread, and a receiving segment, which has a second external thread. Here, the first external...
US-9,422,906 Apparatus and method for starting an engine
An apparatus for starting an engine of a mild hybrid vehicle is disclosed having low and high voltage starting devices and controlled by an electronic...
US-9,422,900 System and method for closing a tank valve
A method for closing a storage tank valve in response to leaks in a fuel line or fuel rail and emptying the tank of a vehicle when no leaks are detected is...
US-9,422,898 Direct injection fuel pump
Methods and systems are provided for a direct injection fuel pump. The methods and system control pressure within a compression chamber so as to improve fuel...
US-9,422,892 Method and system for gaseous and liquid fuel injection
Methods and systems are provided for injecting liquid and gaseous fuel, such as propane, to an engine. In one example, under a first condition, liquid fuel from...
US-9,422,878 EGR operation method and system for increased drivability
A method for an engine may comprise, in response to an EGR valve closing, determining an EGR oxygen content, and purging an EGR system when the EGR oxygen...
US-9,422,873 Methods and systems for operating an engine
Systems and methods for improving operation of an engine are presented. In one example, a threshold torque at which deactivated engine cylinders are reactivated...
US-9,422,855 Shuttle valve assembly and method for intercooler condensation removal
Methods and systems are provided for removing condensate from an intercooler of a turbocharged internal combustion engine. Using valves to drain condensate may...
US-9,422,002 Fuel cell and battery powered vehicle parking
A vehicle system includes a communication interface configured to receive parking information from an infrastructure device. The parking information identifies...
US-9,421,979 Road characteristic prediction
A vehicle system includes at least one sensor that collects infrastructure information in real time and outputs sensor signals representing the collected...
US-9,421,976 Methods and systems for a vehicle driveline
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, driveline disconnect clutch operation is adjusted in response to...
US-9,421,965 Method and apparatus for limiting engine torque to protect disconnect clutch in a hybrid vehicle
A powertrain comprising an engine, a motor, a disconnect clutch connected between the engine and the motor, and a transmission. The transmission is connected to...
US-9,421,956 Vehicle braking assembly
The present disclosure relates to various vehicle braking assemblies. Brake pedal arms include, for example, a cam block that is configured to simplify the...
US-9,421,944 Remote control seatbelt height adjuster
An apparatus for positioning a vehicle restraint is provided herein having a track and a restraint support configured to slide along the track. A positioner is...
US-9,421,933 Active glove box door with intermediate skeleton member
An active glove box door is provided for a vehicle passenger compartment. A plastic-molded inner door liner forms a reaction plate. A plastic-molded front trim...
US-9,421,915 Folding seat assembly with internal storage compartment
A folding seat assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. The folding seat assembly includes a seat back, a seat base and an internal storage compartment. The...
US-9,421,914 Flexible single piece sliding door
A vehicle seat includes a seatback having an opening defined along a portion thereof. A track is coupled with the seatback adjacent the opening and extends in...
US-9,421,911 Sliding conversation mirror assembly with magnetic assist for vehicle overhead console
A vehicle overhead console is provided which includes a conversation mirror assembly having a housing defining a storage space for storing a conversation...
US-9,421,894 Vehicle seating assembly with manual independent thigh supports
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base. First and second independent thigh supports are pivotally coupled to the seat base. A support rod extends below...
US-9,421,857 Modular powertrain component for hybrid electric vehicles
An assembly includes a torque converter including a casing supported for rotation about an axis, a rotor hub secured to the torque converter casing for rotation...
US-9,421,844 Torsion beam axle for a vehicle, and bearing arrangement for a torsion beam axle
The present disclosure provides a torsion beam axle for a vehicle. The torsion beam axle comprises two longitudinal swing arms connected by a torsion profile...
US-9,421,636 Pulse joining cartridges
A pulsed joining tool includes a tool body that defines a cavity that receives an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member and a pulse joining...
US-9,421,548 System and method for scutching material fibers
In at least one or more embodiments, a system for scutching material fibers includes first and second plates defining a first cavity to receive and discharge...
US-D764,372 Vehicle wheel
US-9,420,406 Method and apparatus for vehicle process emulation and configuration on a mobile platform
A computer-implemented method includes providing an interface on a wireless device corresponding to an interface for vehicle infotainment system control. The...
US-9,420,401 Method and system for a vehicle computing system communicating to a social media site
A vehicle computing system comprising at least one controller configured with a transceiver to connect with a server via a communication network connection. The...
US-9,419,317 Detecting blockage of air flow through vehicle traction battery
Air is supplied from a passenger cabin of a vehicle to an intake passage between the passenger cabin and a battery of the vehicle. The vehicle may be an...
US-9,419,316 Apparatus and method for manufacturing a modular battery pack with fluid circulation tube and interleaved fins
A battery pack includes at least one serpentine fluid circulation tube that extends around part of the periphery of a plurality of electric cells. First and...
US-9,419,313 Lithium battery with reference electrode plated on an interior surface of a neutral metal can
A method of manufacturing a reference electrode for a lithium ion battery comprises charging the battery to a threshold state-of-charge, wherein the battery...
US-9,418,301 Low-speed impact detection sensor array
A vehicle system has a sensor array and a processing device. The sensor array includes a first group of sensors and a second group of sensors. The sensors of...
US-9,416,826 Disconnect clutch for modular hybrid electric vehicle
An assembly includes a shell fixed against axial displacement, a clutch including first plates secured to the shell by a spline, a member fixed against axial...
US-9,416,758 Fuel filter
Embodiments may provide a fuel filter that may include a plurality of return fuel conduits axially traversing a filter medium. Each conduit may include an inlet...
US-9,416,755 Systems and methods for determining canister purge valve degradation
A method is provided, comprising: during a first condition, opening a fuel tank isolation valve while maintaining a canister purge valve closed; and indicating...
US-9,416,749 Engine having composite cylinder block
An engine is provided. The engine includes a thermo-molded composite cylinder block including a front engine cover attachment interface and a transmission...
US-9,416,746 Method for operating an internal combustion engine, method for switching off an internal combustion engine and...
A method for operating an internal combustion engine having a lean NOx trap connected downstream is provided. The method comprises in a normal operating mode,...
US-9,416,742 Method for starting an engine
A method for improving starting of an engine that may be repeatedly stopped and started is presented. In one embodiment, the method controls a transition from...
US-9,416,740 Method for estimating charge air cooler condensation storage with an intake oxygen sensor while exhaust gas...
Methods and systems are provided for estimating water storage in a charge air cooler (CAC). In one example, an amount of water accumulating in the CAC may be...
US-9,416,724 Multi-staged wastegate
Embodiments for controlling boost pressure are provided. In one example, a method of controlling a turbocharger of an engine via a multi-staged wastegate...
US-9,416,714 Non-intrusive exhaust gas sensor monitoring
Systems and methods for monitoring an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust are provided. In one example approach, a method comprises indicating...
US-9,416,694 Crankcase integrity breach detection
Methods and systems are provided for using a crankcase vent tube pressure or flow sensor for diagnosing a location and nature of crankcase system integrity...
US-9,416,693 Dowel bolts for mounting an oil pump to an engine assembly
Methods and systems are provided for an oil pump mounting structure that provides accessibility and removal of the oil pump without removing a balancer shaft....
US-9,416,565 Piezo based energy harvesting for e-latch systems
A vehicle door includes an electrically-powered latch and a user input feature that can be actuated by a user to cause the electrically-powered latch to...
US-9,415,823 Collapsible bicycle
A motor vehicle includes a body having an interior which houses a spare wheel of the motor vehicle, a seat and removable headrest of the motor vehicle, and...
US-9,415,810 Vehicle roof structure including a cast node
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a vehicle roof structure which includes a cast node including a pillar portion for receiving a pillar...
US-9,415,791 Steering wheel assembly for a vehicle
A steering wheel assembly includes an armature having a hub, a rim and at least two spokes extending between the hub and the rim, and a damper. The damper...
US-9,415,773 Predictive engine pull up and pull down in hybrid vehicle
A system and method for controlling a hybrid vehicle having an engine configured to automatically stop in response to an engine stop request and automatically...
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