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US-9,394,864 Multi-frequency quarter-wave resonator for an internal combustion engine vehicle
A variable noise attenuation element is disclosed that comprises a tube, at least one valve seat, at least one valve body and a wire connected to the valve...
US-9,394,858 Charge air cooling control for boosted engines to actively maintain targeted intake manifold air temperature
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a charge air cooler fan or charge air cooler coolant pump and an engine cooling fan and/or vehicle grille...
US-9,394,855 Supercharged internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas turbochargers arranged in series and method for...
A supercharged internal combustion engine, comprising a high-pressure turbine connected to a channel of a low-pressure turbine and a bypass line, branching from...
US-9,394,846 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for addressing cylinder pre-ignition. Each cylinder of an engine may be operated in either a split injection mode or a single...
US-9,394,844 Fuel control for spark ignited engine having a particulate filter system
A system for filtering and oxidizing particulate matter produced by a gasoline direct injection engine is disclosed. In one embodiment, engine cylinder air-fuel...
US-9,394,843 Method for reducing engine oil dilution
Various systems and methods are described for reducing engine oil dilution in a boosted engine. One method comprises, when engine oil dilution is higher than a...
US-9,394,842 Method for improving engine starting
A method for improving exhaust after treatment initial warm up during engine starting is presented. In one example, the method adjusts an engine air flow amount...
US-9,394,837 Method and system for regenerating a particulate filter
An engine system and method for operating an engine that includes a particulate filter is described. In one example, spark delivery to one or more engine...
US-9,394,835 Four-cylinder in-line engine with partial shutdown and method for operating such a four-cylinder in-line engine
An engine method, comprising turning off a second cylinder group in response to engine load falling below a first threshold, the second cylinder group including...
US-9,394,834 Method and device for controlling an internal combustion engine
A system is disclosed herein for a four-stroke internal combustion engine, the system comprising: at least two cylinders; a fuel direct injection device; a...
US-9,394,822 Emission control system including an oxidation catalyst and selective catalytic reduction catalyst
An emission control system is provided. The emission control system includes an oxidation catalyst having a precious metal loading of less than 100 grams...
US-9,394,002 Extruded metal sub-frame for a vehicle
A sub-frame assembly for supporting a pair of wheels on a vehicle. The base may be an extrusion having a matrix of panels extending in a vertical direction. The...
US-9,393,964 Method of controlling vehicle torque
In response to a transmission upshift command and a transmission element speed being greater than a threshold, a controller may reduce a rate of engine air...
US-9,393,954 Methods and systems for engine stopping
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine is stopped to a desired position via slipping a...
US-9,393,951 Methods and systems for driveline mode transitions
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a method for transitioning between regenerative braking and...
US-9,393,950 Methods and systems for restarting an engine
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, torque output of a motor is controlled to include a reserve...
US-9,393,949 Method and system for stopping an engine
A method and a system for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a disconnect clutch is operated in response to an engine stop...
US-9,393,947 Torsional damping using a torque convertor bypass clutch
A method for controlling a clutch driveably connected to an engine and vehicle wheels includes stopping fuel supply to an engine cylinder, provided a misfire...
US-9,393,905 Photoluminescent vehicle compartment light
A lighting system for a vehicle is disclosed. The system comprises a photoluminescent portion disposed on an inner surface of a closure of a compartment. A...
US-9,393,904 Photoluminescent engine compartment lighting
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises at least one photoluminescent portion disposed on at least one...
US-9,393,903 Photoluminescent engine compartment lighting
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises a photoluminescent portion disposed on an internal surface of a...
US-9,393,863 Fuel filler spud diffuser
A system for diffusing a fuel flow for a vehicle. The system includes a fuel tank, containing fuel in both liquid and vapor form. A fuel filler spud extends...
US-D761,997 Vehicle fog lamp bezel
US-D761,980 Vehicle headlight
US-D761,711 Vehicle wheel
US-D761,707 Vehicle mirror, trim, and door handle
US-D761,706 Vehicle hood
US-9,391,430 Ignition plug and method for the ignition of a fuel-air mixture by means of an ignition plug of said type
An adjustable ignition plug, with one or more variable electrodes, and a method to adjust the electrode gap spacing based on various engine operating...
US-9,391,337 Composite proton conducting electrolyte with improved additives for fuel cells
Additives can be used to prepare polymer electrolyte for membrane electrode assemblies in polymer electrolyte fuel cells in order to improve both durability and...
US-9,390,496 Collagen D-spacings in fibril bundles
Methods and systems for diagnosing a bone disease or other condition related to collagen in a subject are provided. These include providing a bone sample from...
US-9,389,198 Humidity sensor and engine system
Methods and systems are provided for an engine coupled capacitance-based humidity sensor. Degradation of the humidity sensor may be determined based on humidity...
US-9,388,861 Inclined yoke universal joint
A universal joint of the present disclosure includes a first joint yoke and a second joint yoke. A first joint axis is formed at a first angle with respect to a...
US-9,388,843 Fastener receptacle and vehicle part
A rivet-nut for a vehicle component includes a tubular barrel and a head attached to the barrel. The barrel includes a sidewall having a threaded section with...
US-9,388,775 Systems and methods for refueling canister system
Methods and systems are described for depressurizing a fuel tank prior to refueling. In one example, before refueling the fuel tank having a pressure above a...
US-9,388,750 System and method for optimizing availability of vehicle energy conserving modes
Vehicles capable of operating in an energy conserving mode may include an interface for conveying inhibitors preventing activation of the energy conserving...
US-9,388,746 Vacuum generation with a peripheral venturi
Embodiments for generating vacuum at a throttle are presented. In one example, a system comprises a throttle positioned in an intake of an engine, and a...
US-9,388,733 Methods and system for inferring throttle inlet pressure
Embodiments for controlling boost pressure in a turbocharged engine are provided. In one embodiment, a method for an engine having a throttle comprises, if an...
US-9,387,906 Battery box for electric cycle
A battery box for an electric cycle includes a battery and a case enclosing the battery. The case includes an air inlet and an air outlet in communication with...
US-9,387,809 Vehicle console bin utilizing a constant force spring
A console assembly includes an outer frame having a bin aperture defined therein, wherein an arcuate back wall extends from the bin aperture to within the outer...
US-9,387,802 Photoluminescent power distribution box
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus comprises at least one photoluminescent portion disposed proximate a electrical panel...
US-9,387,780 Vertically adjustable vehicle seatback
A vehicle seat includes a seat base, a seatback and a vertical guide frame connecting a rear portion of the seat base to a bottom portion of the seatback. The...
US-9,387,768 Method and apparatus for providing charging state alerts
A computer implemented method includes determining whether a time of day corresponds to a charging window, responsive to a determination that a vehicle is in a...
US-9,387,429 Hydrocarbon trap assembly with thermoformed hydrocarbon-adsorbing sleeve
A hydrocarbon trap assembly for use in an intake system of a motor vehicle engine includes a first duct having an interior recess adjacent an end thereof, the...
US-9,387,427 Air cleaner filter assembly for motor vehicles operating in extreme weather conditions
A filter assembly for a motor-vehicle air cleaner may include a main filter, an auxiliary filter set apart from the main filter, and a filter mount fixed to and...
US-D761,464 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D761,181 Vehicle wheel
US-D761,180 Vehicle wheel
US-D761,177 Vehicle liftgate
US-D761,164 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
US-9,385,356 Terminal holder for electric vehicle battery assembly
An electric vehicle battery assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a battery cell, a rail securing...
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