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US-9,850,898 Gerotor pump for a vehicle
A gerotor pump is provided with a body defining a chamber with cylindrical wall sections and having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, and a cover. An internally...
US-9,850,853 Estimating vehicle fuel Reid vapor pressure
Methods and systems are provided for estimating fuel volatility. During a vehicle-off condition following a refueling event, fuel volatility may be estimated by...
US-9,850,843 User interface with stop-start benefit metric
A vehicle according to the present disclosure includes an engine configured to autostop and autostart during a drive cycle. The vehicle additionally includes a...
US-9,850,839 System and method for hill ascent speed assistance
A method and apparatus to assist a vehicle ascending a hill are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a trailer connection component configured to determine...
US-9,850,832 System and methods for preventing hydrocarbon breakthrough emissions
Methods and systems are provided for performing fuel vapor canister purging operations during engine off conditions. In one example, a method may include,...
US-9,850,831 Method and system for engine speed control
Methods and systems are provided for engine speed flare control in an engine system having multiple staged charge boosting devices. In one example, during an...
US-9,849,883 Off-road autonomous driving
A vehicle system includes a processor with access to a memory storing instructions executable by the processor. The instructions include determining whether an...
US-9,849,806 Current based six step control
A vehicle powertrain includes a DC-DC converter and a controller. The DC-DC converter is coupled between a traction battery and an inverter for an electric...
US-9,849,744 Leaf spring bearing and vehicle wheel suspension containing same
A leaf spring bearing for a vehicle with a transverse leaf spring. The leaf spring bearing includes an upper bearing block and a lower bearing block between...
US-9,848,519 Power module assembly and manifold
A vehicle power module assembly including an array of frames each defining a passthrough and step is provided. The frames may be stacked such that the...
US-9,848,447 Method and system for emergency notification
Method and apparatus for notifying an emergency responder of a vehicle emergency. Communication is established with a cellular telephone located within the...
US-9,845,832 Vehicle transmission and method of assembling vehicle transmission
A vehicle transmission includes a transmission shaft, a friction element assembly mounted on the transmission shaft, a piston assembly for actuating the...
US-9,845,780 Annulus nozzle injector with tangential fins
Methods and systems are provided for direct fuel injection. In one example, a fuel injector system includes a needle, a plurality of tangential fins coupled to...
US-9,845,751 Method and system for improved dilution tolerance
Methods and systems are provided for improving combustion stability, in particular during transient operations such as tip-out to lower load conditions, when...
US-9,845,750 Method and system for exhaust gas heat recovery
Methods and systems are provided for exhaust gas heat recovery at a split exhaust gas heat exchanger. Exhaust gas may flow in both directions through an exhaust...
US-9,845,749 System and methods for diagnosing soot accumulation on an exhaust gas recirculation valve
Methods and systems are provided for determining changes in a flow area of an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve for EGR flow estimates due to soot...
US-9,845,745 EVAP system with valve to improve canister purging
Systems and methods are provided for an evaporative emissions control system. In one example, a system for an engine may comprise a fuel vapor canister, a...
US-9,845,717 Systems and methods for managing diesel exhaust fluid stratification
A method for an exhaust system is provided, comprising adjusting reductant injection responsive to a reductant concentration, the reductant concentration based...
US-9,843,069 Battery capacity degradation resolution methods and systems
A vehicle can include a traction battery and a controller in communication with the battery to determine the battery state using sensed battery electrode...
US-9,842,447 System and method for range-boosted key fob
A vehicle key fob is provided having a module for wirelessly communicating with an associated mobile device, a dedicated input device for initiating a mobile...
US-9,842,444 Phone sleeve vehicle fob
A system and method for remotely communicating with a vehicle using a mobile communication device and a sleeve associated with the mobile communication device....
US-9,842,263 Inter-vehicle authentication using visual contextual information
Authentication of vehicles in preparation for V2V communication includes vehicle A taking a picture of vehicle B (V.sub.A) and vehicle B taking a picture of...
US-9,841,970 Vehicle control update methods and systems
A vehicle can include methods and systems to update controls in vehicle modules. The systems and methods can include receiving a control update for a receiving...
US-9,841,765 Curb detection for vehicle parking
Systems and methods for curb detection for parking are disclosed. An example vehicle parking assist system includes a processor and memory. An example program...
US-9,841,467 Methods and systems for detecting vehicle charging system faults
A vehicle may include a vehicle charging system having an alternator operatively coupled to an engine and a controller. The controller may be programmed to...
US-9,841,357 System for sensing particulate matter
Methods and systems are provided for sensing particulate matter in an exhaust system of a vehicle. An example system comprises a particulate matter sensor...
US-9,841,098 Transmission with fluid distributing clutch hub
A clutch hub is splined to a planetary ring gear and a second rotating element, coupling the two elements. The spline defines a number of axial fluid...
US-9,841,076 Cushion module for assessing comfortability
A cushion module is provided herein and includes a mounting manifold and a retaining plate. An array of pneumatic assemblies is coupled to and disposed between...
US-9,841,073 Ventilated brake rotors
A brake rotor for attachment to a wheel of a vehicle may include outer and inner friction members, and a plurality of fin elements connecting the outer friction...
US-9,841,072 Damped brake components and methods of manufacturing the same
A brake component for a motor vehicle may include a body and at least one cable positioned within the body. The at least one cable may include a plurality of...
US-9,841,041 W-shaped winged spring clip with integral 4-way locator
A spring clip includes a body having (a) a base, (b) a support post carried on the base, (c) a first cantilever bar carried on the support post, (d) a second...
US-9,840,994 Annulus nozzle injector with tangential fins
Methods and systems are provided for direct fuel injection, wherein a fuel injector comprises an injector needle coupled to a frustum shaped nozzle. During a...
US-9,840,989 Soft engine cover for intake manifold
A cover for an engine assembly of a motor vehicle is attached at one end by a hinge and at the other end by sockets interlocking with engine projections. The...
US-9,840,985 Fuel vapor line diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing fuel vapor leaks due to un-latching of quick connectors in interfaces of a fuel vapor system. In one example, a...
US-9,840,976 Method and system for knock control
Methods and systems are provided for improving engine knock tolerance, in particular when rapidly ramping in LP-EGR from low levels of EGR. Until a desired...
US-9,840,975 Method and system for secondary fluid injection control in an engine
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the amount of secondary fluid being injected into an engine. In one example, a method may include adjusting an...
US-9,840,974 Method and system for engine torque control
Methods and systems are provided for improving vehicle torque control accuracy. Data points of an engine torque data set are adjusted en masse by an on-board...
US-9,840,971 Variable displacement engine control system and method
Methods and systems are provided for improving the performance of a variable displacement engine. Split injection and spark retard may be used in active...
US-9,840,961 Cylinder head of an internal combustion engine
An engine is provided with a cylinder head defining a coolant jacket therein that is formed from a series of passages interconnected by a series of curved...
US-9,840,943 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-9,840,859 Sliding door for motor vehicles
A motor vehicle sliding door can be moved by a sliding movement between open and closed positions, wherein, in order to lock the sliding door in the open...
US-9,840,858 Deployable hood release handle
A motor vehicle hood latch mechanism comprises a latch assembly including a primary latch and a secondary latch. The secondary latch restrains the hood in a...
US-9,840,303 Folding bicycle
A folding bicycle has a main-frame with a bottom bracket, crank, pedals, and a seat post. A front is attached to the main-frame by a front hinge having an axis...
US-9,840,289 Truck bed spacer
A crush-tube assembly for securing a truck bed to a frame of a vehicle. The crush-tube assembly includes a first hole defined by the truck bed, a crush-tube...
US-9,840,288 Geometric/mechanical isolation of aluminum to steel joining at trim edges for corrosion protection
A joint for a motor vehicle body comprises a first structural member fabricated from aluminum attached to a second structural member fabricated from steel. The...
US-9,840,287 Fluid management system for a windshield wrapped vehicle pillar
A vehicle having a fluid management trim system includes a windshield supported along a lower edge by a cowl, along an upper edge by a roof, and along a side...
US-9,840,282 Collision counter measure structure attached to a sub-frame including a leg that contacts a frame rail
A collision countermeasure apparatus includes an impact absorbing body attached to an outboard side of a sub-frame and a rigid link. The rigid link is attached...
US-9,840,281 Twelve-cornered strengthening member
A strengthening member for an automotive vehicle comprises a twelve-cornered cross section including sides and corners creating eight internal angles and four...
US-9,840,280 Motor vehicle subframe
A vehicle subframe for supporting wheel suspension elements and for mounting a stabilizer extending in a vehicle transverse direction. The subframe including...
US-9,840,279 Removable steering-wheel assembly for an autonomous vehicle
A steering-wheel assembly includes an actuator, an actuator controller, a steering wheel, an attachment, and a data connector (referred to hereinafter as a...
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