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US-9,410,475 System and method for determining turbine degradation and mitigating turbine degradation in a variable geometry...
A method for operating a vehicle system is described herein. The method includes indicating a variable geometry turbine degradation based on a comparison of a...
US-9,410,467 Methods and systems for humidity detection via an exhaust gas sensor
Various methods and system are described for determining ambient humidity via an exhaust gas sensor disposed in an exhaust system of an engine. In one example,...
US-9,410,466 Exhaust humidity sensor
Embodiments for adjusting engine operating parameters based on output from an exhaust humidity sensor are provided. One example method for an engine comprises...
US-9,410,453 Method and system for variable cam timing device
Methods and systems are described for an engine with a cam torque actuated variable cam timing phaser. Phaser positioning control is improved by reducing...
US-9,409,644 Automotive drone deployment system
This disclosure generally relates to an automotive drone deployment system that includes at least a vehicle and a deployable drone that is configured to attach...
US-9,409,620 Cantilevered rear stay and suspension for a shaft driven bicycle
A bicycle having a drive-shaft connecting a crank to an internal hub gearbox on a rear wheel. The bicycle having a suspension system and a cantilevered rear...
US-9,409,566 Hybrid vehicle and associated control method
A hybrid vehicle and method of control are disclosed wherein the ratio of engine speed to vehicle speed varies continuously in some operating modes and is...
US-9,409,563 PHEV energy management control with trip-oriented energy consumption preplanning
A driving pattern based plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) energy consumption preplanning process enables a PHEV trip-oriented energy management control...
US-9,409,561 Coordinated engine start in hybrid vehicle
A method for controlling a hybrid vehicle powertrain, where the powertrain includes a motor and an engine, includes providing a first motor torque in response...
US-9,409,549 Autonomous vehicle window clearing
At least one datum is received relating to a condition of a window in the vehicle. A determination is made to change a parameter based on the at least one...
US-9,409,544 Active bolster stress relief vents for failsafe weld protection
An active bolster mounts at an interior trim surface of a passenger compartment in an automotive vehicle. A plastic front wall deploys in a deployment direction...
US-9,409,524 Narrow sliding storage bin
A sliding storage compartment assembly for a motor vehicle includes a storage bin including parallel side rails defined on opposed sides thereof and a pair of...
US-9,409,522 Moving axis compartment door
An assembly for mounting a door with a vehicle compartment includes an arm coupled with the compartment and with the door, a track fixed with the compartment,...
US-9,409,515 Luminescent seating assembly
A lighting system for a vehicle headrest is provided herein. The lighting system includes a support attached to a headrest on a first end and removably coupled...
US-9,409,504 Flexible seatback system
A vehicle seat suspension system includes first and second side supports defining a seatback structure. An upper component and a lower component are provided,...
US-9,409,474 Method and system for adjusting grille shutters based on temperature and position feedback
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting vehicle grille shutters based on engine coolant temperature. In one example, a method includes adjusting grille...
US-D763,144 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-9,406,984 Air-cooled battery module for a vehicle
A high voltage battery module comprises a plurality of battery cells stacked in an array. The array is covered on its ends by a pair of opposing end plates, and...
US-9,406,932 Composition for reducing moisture in a battery electrolyte
In at least one embodiment, a lithium-ion battery is provided comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, an electrolyte, and a separator situated...
US-9,406,177 Fault handling in an autonomous vehicle
Data is collected during operation of a vehicle. A determination is made that a confidence assessment of at least one of the data indicates at least one fault...
US-9,405,944 Mitigation of LF interference from adjacent vehicles also using LF approach detection system
A system may include at least one antenna and a controller in communication with the antenna. The controller may be configured to establish a pattern for...
US-9,404,977 Bidirectional DC converter-based battery simulator
A battery simulator is configured to provide large energy pulses for hot plug testing while maintaining the ability to quickly respond during random order...
US-9,404,956 Vehicle with selectable battery pack isolation detection circuitry using precision resistors
A power system for a vehicle includes at least two battery packs spaced away from each other. A first battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells and a...
US-9,404,571 Controlling an automatic transmission
A method of downshifting an automotive transmission. An on-coming transmission element is stroked while pressure for an off-going element is reduced. Pressure...
US-9,404,468 Method and system for torque control
Methods and systems are provided for enabling a smooth transmission shift in a hybrid vehicle configured with a motor hybrid transmission. During an initial...
US-9,404,461 Method and system for engine starting
A method and a system for improving operation of an automatically started engine are described. In one example, engine speed is adjusted to a sole run-up speed...
US-9,404,453 Systems and methods for multiple aspirators for a constant pump rate
Methods and systems are provided for a parallel arrangement of at least two valved aspirators, with a high pressure source such as an intake throttle inlet...
US-9,404,435 Methods and systems for adjusting fuel injector operation
Systems and methods for improving fuel injection of an engine that includes a cylinder receiving fuel from two different fuel injectors is disclosed. In one...
US-9,404,432 Methods and systems for fuel ethanol content determination via an oxygen sensor
Methods are provided for accurately learning part-to-part variability of an intake or exhaust oxygen sensor. A correction factor is learned based on a sensor...
US-9,404,430 Logic-based sliding door interlock
A fuel door and a sliding door are on the same side of a vehicle. The sliding door has power locking and power child locking. To prevent the sliding door from...
US-9,404,415 Method and system for operating an engine turbocharger
A system and method for operating an engine turbocharger is described. In one example, the turbocharger is rotated in different directions in response to...
US-9,404,411 Turbocharger system having an air-cooled solenoid valve
A turbocharger system is provided. The turbocharger system includes a turbine positioned downstream of a combustion chamber and a turbine bypass conduit in...
US-9,404,409 Exhaust throttling for cabin heating
Embodiments for heating a vehicle cabin are disclosed. In one example, a method for heating a vehicle cabin comprises closing an exhaust throttle while...
US-9,404,407 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for addressing pre-ignition occurring while operating with blow-though air delivery. A variable cam timing device used to...
US-9,404,402 Efficient vehicle component heating
Methods for achieving efficient vehicle component heating are provided. One example method for controlling the warming of powertrain lubricants during engine...
US-9,403,556 Wheel assembly kinematic enhancement device
An automotive vehicle includes a wedge fixed by shear connections to a structural member. Upon application of a rearward force, the wedge shears free and moves...
US-9,403,528 Method and assembly for directing power within an electrified vehicle
An exemplary method directing power within an electrified vehicle includes generating electric power with an electric machine of an electrified vehicle. The...
US-9,403,524 Methods and system for starting a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for improving emissions and drivability of a hybrid vehicle that includes a motor/generator and an engine are presented. The systems and...
US-9,403,523 Methods and systems for adjusting hybrid vehicle efficiency
Systems and methods for dynamically updating engine mechanical losses, driveline electrical losses, and a desired driveline speed are disclosed. In one example,...
US-9,403,487 Vehicle deployable front step
A vehicle and a hood release system are provided. The vehicle may include a hood release lever disposed within a vehicle cabin connected to a hood latch...
US-9,403,480 Method and system for responding to a lane deviation event of a vehicle
Methods and systems are described for providing feedback in the event of a lane deviation of a vehicle having a power steering system. Vehicle data, such as...
US-9,403,479 Vehicle and vehicle seat belt system
A vehicle having seat belt system is provided. The vehicle includes a D-ring having a light source, a belt strap passing through the D-ring, a tongue connected...
US-9,403,476 Infinitely adjustable cargo lamp for pickup trucks
A cargo lamp is provided for a pickup truck. The cargo lamp includes a lamp housing, a stop light held in the lamp housing and an adjustable lamp held in the...
US-9,403,460 Vehicle seating assembly having a climate controlled seat utilizing a plenum volume and flexible hoses
A vehicle seating assembly includes a vehicle seat having a body. The body includes a center portion and four corner portions. A breathable coverstock covers a...
US-9,403,455 Adjustable armrest device for securing in a cup holder of a vehicle
An adjustable armrest device is provided for securing in a cup holder of a vehicle. The device includes a pedestal, an armrest and a connecting structure for...
US-9,403,443 Charge balance system and method
A power system may perform charge balancing for a vehicle. The power system may include a battery including a plurality of modules, each module including a cell...
US-9,403,427 Method and system for oil dilution control
Methods and systems are provided for operating an engine in a hybrid vehicle in response to fuel and water dilution of engine lubricating oil. An engine oil...
US-9,403,415 GPS based pitch sensing for an integrated stability control system
A system and method for sensing vehicle global pitch angle and rate that uses global velocities measured from a single antenna global positioning system (GPS)...
US-9,403,319 Reinforced thermoplastic structural joint assembly for a vehicle
A structural joint assembly for a vehicle is provided with a first thermoplastic composite member having a protrusion containing fibrous material. A...
US-9,403,157 Three-way catalyst comprising mixture of nickel and copper
A three-way catalyst including a mixture of nickel and copper is provided for reducing carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon emissions, and nitrogen oxides from vehicle...
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