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US-9,365,245 Load management device
A bracket for protecting a flange of a body of a vehicle includes a first portion, a second portion, and a channel defined between the first and second...
US-9,365,242 Tubular vehicle roof pillar reinforcement
A pillar assembly for a vehicle includes an outer panel, a reinforcement and an inner panel. The outer panel extends from a roof to a rocker. The reinforcement...
US-9,365,218 Selectable autonomous driving modes
A vehicle system includes a user interface device and an autonomous mode controller. The user interface device receives a user input representing a driving mode...
US-9,365,211 Delay changing on/off state of engine during cruise control in a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine selectively coupled to the engine via a disconnect clutch. At least one controller issues commands...
US-9,365,209 Wheel torque disturbance suppression
A method for controlling restart of an engine in a hybrid electric powertrain, includes engaging a gear of a transmission, releasing a brake pedal, maintaining...
US-9,365,150 Loading rail and sliding block for a loading rail
A loading rail has a cross-sectional profile which is uniform over at least part of the length of said loading rail, has, on an upper side, a longitudinal...
US-9,365,143 Rear seat modular cushion
A vehicle seating assembly includes a composite support structure formed by a lower pressure compression mold and defines at least one open section. A...
US-9,365,142 Manual independent thigh extensions
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base. A seatback is operably coupled to a rear of the seat base. First and second independently moveable thigh...
US-9,365,116 Vehicle recharging station and support devices
The present disclosure relates to an electric vehicle, including: a connector configured to receive a charging plug; and an ejection mechanism positioned with...
US-9,365,115 System and method for vehicle power management
A power management system for a vehicle having wheels and an electric machine operable to provide torque to drive at least one of the wheels includes a first...
US-9,365,103 Torsion damper for hybrid electric transmission
A vehicle powertrain includes an engine, a torsion damper connected to the engine, a torque converter, a housing enclosing a clutch, a motor and gearing, and a...
US-9,365,096 Motor vehicle with drip resistant textured surface feature around body side opening above door
A motor vehicle has a body including a header margin at least partially defining a body side opening. The motor vehicle further includes a first door received...
US-9,365,091 Vehicle thermal management and filtration system
A thermal management system for an electric vehicle is provided. The thermal management system includes a thermal circuit for regulating a battery temperature....
US-D759,295 Vehicle fog lamp bezel
US-D758,935 Motor vehicle front fender
US-D758,930 Vehicle front upper bumper cover
US-D758,929 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-D758,928 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D758,927 Vehicle front lower grille
US-D758,926 Vehicle front upper grille
US-9,363,318 Method and system for launching an application
A vehicle computing system having at least one controller communicating with a transceiver. The at least one controller programed to configure a wireless signal...
US-9,362,854 Electric motor control during unreliable power supply operations
A motor system and a method of operating an electric motor that includes monitoring a voltage of power supplied to the motor by a mircrocontroller located in...
US-9,362,654 Energy storage device service interlock
An energy storage device and electrical component are secured under an access cover by a lock. A handle has a key portion that operates the lock. Removal of the...
US-9,362,598 Traction battery assembly with thermal device
A traction battery assembly includes cells stacked in an array and a thermal plate positioned against the array. An interior of the thermal plate defines a...
US-9,362,535 Pouch-type wrap for battery cell
A battery assembly includes a cold plate and a plurality of battery cells arranged in an array. Each of the cells has a bottom in contact with the cold plate...
US-9,361,272 Adaptive real-time driver advisory control for a hybrid electric vehicle to achieve fuel economy
A vehicle powertrain controller includes a fuzzy logic-based adaptive algorithm with a learning capability that estimates a driver's long term driving...
US-9,361,090 Apparatus and method of software implementation between a vehicle and mobile device
A vehicle computer system (VCS) configured to communicate with a mobile device, comprising a wireless transceiver configured to communicate with the mobile...
US-9,360,865 Transitioning from autonomous vehicle control to driver control
Data is obtained concerning at least one attribute of a vehicle operator. The attribute is used to determine an instruction for positioning a vehicle component...
US-9,360,107 Transmission and method of controlling clutch during ratio change
A transmission and control method are disclosed which ensure proper stroke pressure and minimize torque transients during a shift event. The transmission...
US-9,360,104 Driveline thermal and lubricant flow management
A vehicle includes axle housing, a differential and a ring gear, a scraper port, and a reservoir. The housing has a cover forming a heat exchanger having a...
US-9,359,967 Method for identification of a threshold-level catalyst
Systems and methods for estimating catalyst transfer function gain are disclosed. In one example, an air-fuel ratio forcing function is applied to a catalyst....
US-9,359,966 Evaporative emission control
A method for operating a fuel system is disclosed. The method includes sequentially purging fuel vapors from each of a plurality of regions of a canister....
US-9,359,964 Controlled transient acceleration to evacuate condensate from a charge air cooler
Methods and systems are provided for purging condensate from a charge air cooler. In response to condensate in a charge air cooler during a tip-in, airflow is...
US-9,359,963 Gaseous fuel rail depressurization during inactive injector conditions
Methods and systems are provided for depressurizing a fuel pressure regulator during engine cold start and varying fuel injection pressure after cold start in a...
US-9,359,942 Turbocharger waste gate
A method for operating turbocharger waste gate of a turbocharged engine is disclosed. In one example, the method operates the waste gate synchronous with engine...
US-9,359,941 Method for purging condensate from a charge air cooler
Embodiments for controlling condensate in a charge air cooler are provided. In one example, a method for a charge air cooler comprises, responsive to a...
US-9,359,940 Direct manifold boost assist device with throttle body manifold volume isolation
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting intake airflow through two induction passages. In response to increased torque demand, intake airflow may be...
US-9,359,939 Supercharged internal combustion engine with two-channel turbine and method
A supercharged internal combustion engine wherein a two-channel turbine comprising a shut-off body positioned within a flow transfer duct within a turbine...
US-9,359,936 System and operating method for a supercharged internal combustion engine with charge-air cooling
A engine system, comprising a cylinder head with one or more cylinders, an outlet opening of a cylinder coupled to an exhaust line for discharging the exhaust...
US-9,359,935 Spark-ignition internal combustion engine having wall portion separating at least the two cylinders
The application relates to spark initiation under varied aircharge density and composition. An engine is disclosed comprising at least two cylinders with spark...
US-9,359,925 Oil separator in a positive crankcase ventilation system of an engine
An oil separator in a positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system is described herein. The oil separator includes an oil separation conduit in fluidic...
US-9,359,923 Method and system for fuel vapor management
Methods and systems are provided for ventilating a crankcase in an engine. In one example, when the engine is operating boosted under cruising conditions, fuel...
US-9,359,036 Folding bicycle
A bicycle frame includes a top tube, a head tube rotatably coupled to a forward portion of the top tube about a first pivot, a seat tube having an upper portion...
US-9,359,012 Tolerance compensator for a vehicle frame
A tolerance compensator for a vehicle frame includes a base member having an upper portion in keyed engagement with a roof structure. The tolerance compensator...
US-9,359,009 Object detection during vehicle parking
A computer in a vehicle is programmed to collect data related to an object; use the data to generate a virtual map of the object with respect to the vehicle;...
US-9,358,981 Methods and system for improving launching of a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for improving launching of a stopped hybrid vehicle are presented. The systems and methods adjust speed of a motor to reduce lag between an...
US-9,358,980 Methods and systems for a vehicle driveline control during varying driving conditions
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, driveline operating modes may be adjusted in response to driving...
US-9,358,979 Vehicle speed control apparatus and method
The present disclosure describes systems and methods for controlling the speed of a vehicle comprising: during a pulse phase of cruise control, applying engine...
US-9,358,974 Method and system for adjusting hybrid vehicle driveline torque
Methods and systems for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine torque estimate may be adapted in response to a torque...
US-9,358,972 Methods and systems for operating a vehicle driveline
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine is accelerated to a speed of a driveline integrated...
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