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US-9,970,778 Vehicle and electric bicycle charge monitoring interface
A vehicle system includes a charging interface that is configured to connect to a bicycle battery and a processing device programmed to determine a state of...
US-9,970,623 Vehicular signal and daytime running light assemblies with uniform illumination
A vehicular signal assembly that includes an inner chamber defined by a substrate comprising LED light sources and spaced apart, corresponding Fresnel lenses;...
US-9,970,615 Light-based vehicle-device communications
A system for light-based vehicle-device communication includes a computer programmed to generate a first light pattern based on a received identifier, actuate a...
US-9,970,393 Method and system for purge control
Methods and systems are provided for purging a fuel vapor canister during conditions when purge vacuum is limited, such as during boosted conditions. An...
US-9,970,390 Systems and methods for removing coking deposits in a fuel injection system
Methods and systems are provided for reducing coking deposits in a fuel injection system. In one example, a method may comprise humidifying intake air of an...
US-9,970,385 Composite cylinder block for an engine
A cylinder block for an engine includes a first composite portion having a first surface adjacent to a first recess, a second composite portion having a second...
US-9,970,379 Methods and systems for fuel rail pressure relief
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting operation of fuel injectors of an internal combustion engine to reduce injector ticking noise during direct...
US-9,970,372 Method of diagnosing an exhaust gas sensor
Embodiments for an engine exhaust are provided. In one example, a method comprises categorizing each respective concentration of a plurality of exhaust gas...
US-9,970,367 Systems and methods for targeted heating in an evaporative fuel vapor canister purge
Methods and systems are provided for an ultrasonic wave generator within a vehicle emissions control system. In one example, a frequency of ultrasonic waves may...
US-9,970,365 Engine system with rotatable flow guide
An engine system provided. The engine system includes a rotatable flow guide including a flow altering surface positioned upstream of an intake valve having a...
US-9,970,348 System and methods for adjusting an exhaust gas recirculation valve based on multiple sensor outputs
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve based on a final EGR estimate. In one example, a method may include...
US-9,969,444 Vehicle cargo area divider work surface
A work surface apparatus for a vehicle includes a tailgate having at least two panel-supporting posts adapted for translating between a stowed position and a...
US-9,969,434 Vehicle body B-pillar assembly with cell member
A vehicle B-pillar assembly is provided. The vehicle B-pillar assembly includes a T-bracket, a B-pillar inner, a B-pillar reinforcement, a cell member, and a...
US-9,969,428 Trailer backup assist system with waypoint selection
A display system for a vehicle attached to a trailer is provided herein. The system includes a display configured to show an aerial view of the vehicle and the...
US-9,969,403 Method and apparatus for predictive driving-mode learning and enablement
A system includes a processor configured to receive a vehicle location and to access driver-specific driving-mode-change data for the vehicle location. The...
US-9,969,389 Enhanced vehicle operation
A confidence value is determined for data collected for a lane assist subsystem in a vehicle. A section curvature is identified for a section of a roadway when...
US-9,969,383 Methods and system for starting an engine of a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for starting an engine of a hybrid vehicle are disclosed. The systems and methods disclosed may apply to series or parallel hybrid driveline...
US-9,969,374 Control and delivery of hydraulic fluid in vehicle braking system
A braking system in a hybrid vehicle is provided. The braking system includes a master cylinder having a first outlet, a second outlet, and a piston disposed...
US-9,969,349 Passenger airbag with extended base
An airbag module for a vehicle includes an inflator disposed behind an instrument panel and an airbag arrangement. The airbag arrangement includes a cushion...
US-9,969,346 Airbag restraint system
A restraint system includes a curtain airbag having an outboard layer and an inboard layer, an extension layer fixed to the inboard layer, and an inflator. The...
US-9,969,342 Body-on-frame bumper step pad with seal between bumper beam and radiator grill
A front bumper step for a vehicle includes a step portion and a gap seal configured to prevent a flow of air through a gap defined between a front bumper fascia...
US-9,969,336 Flexible single piece sliding door
A door assembly for a vehicle interior opening includes a track extending in an imperfect arc and a door supported by the track and slidable therealong through...
US-9,969,323 Vehicle lighting system employing a light strip
A vehicle lighting system is provided herein. The vehicle lighting system includes a light strip including an elongated housing and at least one light source...
US-9,969,293 Battery thermal conditioning to extend battery useful life in electrified vehicles
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, conditioning a battery assembly of an electrified vehicle to a...
US-9,969,287 Vehicle charging system
A vehicle charging system may include a parking area, indicia, and a wireless charging station. The indicia may be disposed on the parking area and define a...
US-9,969,279 Vehicle chargeport closure
A two part closure for a combo chargeport for use on an electric vehicle is provided. The closure comprises: an inner part including a dust cover for a DC...
US-9,969,276 Plug-in vehicle with secondary DC-DC converter
A vehicle includes a traction battery, an auxiliary battery, a charger, and two DC-DC converters. A first DC-DC converter is connected between the traction...
US-9,969,268 Controlling access to an in-vehicle human-machine interface
An in-vehicle computer is programmed to determine that a driver's hands are at least one predetermined location in the vehicle, the at least one predetermine...
US-9,969,244 Vehicle instrument panel with deployable air register
A vehicle air circulating system comprises a controller, an interior condition sensor attached to the controller, an instrument panel, and a deployable register...
US-9,969,111 One-piece decorative trim bezel having plural unpainted finishes
A one-piece trim bezel formed from multiple components. In the event of two co-molded components, the first co-molded part is composed of a polymerized material...
US-9,968,886 Dual catalyst heating system
Methods and systems are provided for an exhaust gas aftertreatment system for a combustion engine in a motor vehicle. In one example, the exhaust gas...
US-D817,829 Vehicle Fender
US-D817,822 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-9,967,717 Efficient tracking of personal device locations
A system may include zones associated with respective seating positions of a vehicle and in-vehicle components each associated with at least one of the zones....
US-9,966,582 Tensioning battery pack enclosure
An exemplary battery pack enclosure assembly includes a tensioning section that limits movement of a first enclosure side relative to a second enclosure side to...
US-9,966,057 Methods and systems for engine sound during idle-stop
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an engine sound audible to the operator in a vehicle cabin during an engine idle-stop. In one example, responsive...
US-9,964,481 Method and system for exhaust particulate matter sensing
Methods and systems are provided sensing particulate matter by a particulate matter (PM) sensor positioned downstream of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) in an...
US-9,964,416 Methods and systems for locating health facilities based on cost of healthcare
Various embodiments may include methods and systems for locating health facilities based on a cost of healthcare. Information may be received identifying a...
US-9,964,183 Transmission with high speed clutch hub
A clutch hub is selectively held against rotation by a brake and selectively coupled to an input shaft by a clutch. The clutch pack for the brake is splined to...
US-9,964,090 Control of a rolling stop-start vehicle engine
A vehicle includes electric brakes, an engine with a starter, a battery and a controller. The battery has a voltage and is configured to power the starter, the...
US-9,964,088 Multi-hole fuel injector with sequential fuel injection
Methods and systems are provided for direct fuel injection. In one example, a fuel injector system includes an injector needle with an injector pin with a...
US-9,964,086 Fuel injector and method
Embodiments may provide a fuel injector including a nozzle body having one or more nozzles, each capable of spraying a fuel from a respective spray position,...
US-9,964,080 Method and system for vacuum generation using a throttle
Methods and systems are provided for a throttle plate and a vacuum consumption device. In one example, a method may include providing vacuum to a vacuum...
US-9,964,078 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-9,964,068 Head gasket for an internal combustion engine
An engine is provided with a block forming a cylinder, a head, and a gasket positioned between the block and the head. The gasket has first and second outer...
US-9,964,067 Internal combustion engine with oil circuit and oil-lubricated shaft bearings
An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder head, a cylinder block serving as an upper crankcase half for holding a crankshaft in at least two crankshaft...
US-9,964,058 System and method for increasing fuel economy of a vehicle including a SCR catalyst
Methods and systems for increasing fuel economy of a vehicle including a SCR catalyst are presented. In one example, an amount of EGR provided to an engine is...
US-9,964,024 Charge air cooler control system and method
A charge air cooler arrangement, a charge air cooler tank, and method are disclosed. The charge air cooler arrangement includes a charge air cooler having an...
US-9,964,020 Bleed valve assembly
Methods and systems are provided for a bleed valve assembly for an engine. In one example, a method (or system) may include a fastener comprising a threaded...
US-9,964,019 Method and system for a dual loop coolant system
Methods and systems are provided for a dual loop coolant system used to control an engine transmission oil temperature. In one example, a high temperature...
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