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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...
US-9,415,770 Exiting vehicle transport mode using fuel level
A method for exiting the vehicle transport mode including placing the vehicle ignition in a predetermined position, monitoring the fuel level and exiting the...
US-9,415,769 System and method for controlling a powertrain in a vehicle
A system and method for controlling a powertrain in a vehicle includes controlling a speed of an engine in the vehicle using a first engine speed control when...
US-9,415,764 Methods and systems for improving hybrid vehicle performance consistency
Systems and methods for improving hybrid vehicle performance and efficiency attributes are presented. In one example, an electric machine maximum available...
US-9,415,762 Engine operation for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
A method, comprising propelling a vehicle with an engine and a motor starting the engine if energy stored in an energy storage device is greater than an upper...
US-9,415,761 Methods and system for improving hybrid vehicle gear shifting
Systems and methods for improving gear shifting of a step-ratio automatic transmission in a hybrid vehicle are presented. The systems and methods may provide...
US-9,415,760 Clutch calibration for a hybrid electric powertrain
Calibration of an engine disconnect clutch for a hybrid electric powertrain. The clutch is prestroked while an engine and machine are stopped. A machine torque...
US-9,415,744 Frangible member for vehicle body structure
A vehicle body structure includes a cowl top and a cowl inner. A bracket assembly is connected between the cowl top and the cowl inner, and includes a frangible...
US-9,415,738 Anti-rattle interface for airbag chute to airbag module
A vehicle airbag assembly includes a chute including a side wall defining an aperture with a top side and a bottom side. A first retention tab extends from the...
US-9,415,735 Vehicle deflection system for impact events
A vehicle includes a frame, a bumper, and a crush can that secures the bumper to the frame. The crush can includes a plurality of cells that are arranged in a...
US-9,415,713 Flexible seatback system
A vehicle seat suspension system includes first and second side supports that define a seatback frame. A front trim piece is coupled between the first and...
US-9,415,710 Console armrest assembly with dampening strut and integrated inertial lock
A console armrest assembly includes a support, a displaceable cover and a hinge pivotally attaching that cover to the support. A dampening strut is connected...
US-9,415,680 Fuel tank depressurization before refueling a plug-in hybrid vehicle
Methods and systems for controlling a locking mechanism on a fuel cap for refueling a vehicle are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises venting...
US-D763,744 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
US-D763,738 Vehicle exterior
US-9,413,181 Wearable power supply comprising a master cell and a slave cell
There is disclosed a universal power pack, power supply and battery harvesting device. Generally, each comprises a receptacle for receiving at least one battery...
US-9,413,047 Assembly to manage contact between battery cell array and thermal interface component of thermal plate
A vehicle traction battery assembly is provided which may include a support structure, a thermal interface component, and a pressure plate. The support...
US-9,412,277 Vehicle cut-in strategy
A vehicle system includes a first sensor configured to output a first signal and a second sensor configured to output a second signal. The first and second...
US-9,411,004 Continuous leakage detection circuit with integrated robustness check and balanced fault detection
A leakage detection circuit with integrated robustness check provides leakage detection and continuous robustness check capability. A circuit can include a...
US-9,410,717 Powered diaphragm air extractor and control system
An air extractor assembly for an automotive vehicle includes a diaphragm seat attached to a panel of the vehicle's interior, a diaphragm movable between a...
US-9,410,521 Fuel injector spray pattern
A fuel injector having an injector axis, comprising a first nozzle aiming in a first radial direction; a first nozzle pair aiming in radial directions each...
US-9,410,507 Method and system for detecting PHEV EVAP system recirculation tube reliability
A method for detecting blockage within a recirculation tube of the evaporative emission control system of a PHEV measures the rise in interior temperature of a...
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