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US-9,476,549 Flexible light shield and diffuser
A flexible shield/diffuser attachment for a portable light, the light comprising a light emitting end emitting light generally along an axis is shown. The...
US-9,476,485 Diamond-like carbon coating on chain guides and tensioning arms for internal combustion engines
A nylon chain tensioning arm and nylon chain guide having diamond-like carbon coatings are provided. The diamond-like carbon coating is formed on the substrate...
US-9,476,481 Drive chain
Exemplary arrangements for drive chains are disclosed. In one exemplary arrangement, a tooth shaped link member for a drive chain comprises a web portion, a...
US-9,476,452 Transmission thrust washer with circulation circuit
An automatic transmission includes: a torque converter; a stator in the torque converter; and a thrust washer adjacent the stator. The thrust washer includes a...
US-9,476,450 Engine bearing block assembly
A bearing block assembly in an engine is provided. The bearing block assembly includes at least one bearing block to rotatably support an oil lubricated shaft...
US-9,476,444 Anti-rotation and pull resistant fastener inserts
An insert according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a body extending along an axis between a proximal portion and...
US-9,476,387 System for determining EGR cooler degradation
Systems and methods for diagnosing an EGR system are presented. The method provides for indicating EGR system degradation in response to a temperature at an...
US-9,476,375 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods are provided for controlling an engine in response to a pre-ignition event. A pre-ignition threshold and a pre-ignition mitigating action are adjusted...
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...
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