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US-9,368,845 Traction battery thermal plate with multi pass channel configuration
A traction battery assembly for a vehicle is provided. The traction battery assembly may include a plurality of battery cells and a thermal plate positioned...
US-9,368,841 Battery power capability estimation at vehicle start
A vehicle is disclosed comprising a battery and a controller. Projected battery impedance parameters are calculated based on predetermined parameter values and...
US-9,367,972 Method to adjust fuel economy readings for stored energy
Methods and systems are provided for compensating an instantaneous fuel economy reading for stored energy. One method comprises, when a vehicle undergoes a...
US-9,366,336 Transmission service warm-up feature
A service warm-up feature warms transmission fluid to normal operating temperature faster than normal idle without requiring continuous technician attention....
US-9,366,319 Multi-speed transmission
A transmission gearing arrangement has four simple planetary gear sets and five or six shift elements. One embodiment has three brakes and three clutches and...
US-9,366,298 Magnetically actuated clutch assembly
A clutch assembly includes a first clutch including a cam plate, a pocket plate and axially pivoting struts that driveably connect the plates for rotation in a...
US-9,366,279 Rivets with anti-rotational features
Semi-tubular self-piercing rivets and solid rivets are provided with surface features such as recesses or lobes. The recesses or lobes engage the panels that...
US-9,366,217 System and method for controlling engine restart operation to reduce resonance
A method and system for dealing with a change of mind event during an automatic shut-down of an engine 6 having a dual mass flywheel 8 is provided that reduces...
US-9,366,216 User interface for automatic start-stop system and method of controlling the same
Vehicles equipped with an automatic start-stop system may include an interface for conveying inhibitors preventing an engine from auto-stopping in addition to...
US-9,366,206 Fuel-air separator and pulse dampener
A fuel-air separator includes a chamber with an interior side-wall surface and adjacent interior top and bottom surfaces. An inlet of the fuel-air separator...
US-9,366,197 Methods and systems for determining a fuel concentration in engine oil using an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating a fuel concentration in engine oil in an engine crankcase. In one example, an engine controller may adjust...
US-9,366,178 Method and system for exhaust gas recirculation
Methods and systems are provided for an engine including a first turbocharger having a first compressor and a second turbocharger having a second compressor. An...
US-9,366,177 Supercharged internal combustion engine with two-channel turbine and method
A supercharged internal combustion engine comprising a two channel turbine fluidly connects the two channels within the turbine housing by virtue of at least...
US-9,365,404 Universal capless refueling funnel
A universal refueling funnel for a capless refueling system is provided. In one example approach the refueling funnel comprises a funnel body with a first...
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...
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