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US-9,993,892 Welding method and apparatus
A method and an apparatus for joining first and second sheet metal parts includes a support where the first and second parts are positioned with an edge of the...
US-D820,184 Vehicle wheel
US-D820,183 Vehicle liftgate
US-D820,163 Vehicle exterior
US-D820,162 Vehicle exterior
US-D820,106 Bottle
US-9,992,317 System and method of facilitating communication between a mobile device and vehicle computer system
A vehicle computer system comprising a wireless transceiver configured to communicate with a mobile device. The vehicle computer system further includes a...
US-9,991,880 Discrete power switching devices with reduced common source inductance
Routing of a gate signal for controlling a discrete power switching device (such as in an inverter for an electric vehicle drive) is configured to compensate...
US-9,989,578 Self-warning system for unlocked connectors
A sealing gasket for an electrical connector system includes a resilient element configured to seal an interface between a header surface and a connector...
US-9,989,216 Interior exterior moving designs
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises at least one vehicle panel having a first photoluminescent portion...
US-9,989,059 Noise-reduction mechanism for oil pump
A noise-reduction mechanism is coupled to a portion of an oil-pump system and includes various tunable components that are configurable to affect specific...
US-9,989,029 Method and device for determining a charge air mass flow rate
A method for determining charge air mass flow rate comprises a turbocharger speed sensor with a closed loop observer that is based on a modeled turbocharger...
US-9,989,026 Fuel pump with quiet rotating suction valve
A fuel system including a high pressure fuel pump with a quite fuel metering valve is disclosed. In one example, the quite fuel metering valve may be driven via...
US-9,989,024 Fuel delivery assembly
A fuel delivery assembly in an engine is provided herein. The fuel delivery assembly includes a surge pot including a housing with an inner wall enclosing fuel...
US-9,989,023 Methods and systems for increasing airflow through a charge air cooler to decrease charge air cooler condensate
Methods and systems are provided for increasing airflow through a charge air cooler (CAC) in order to purge condensate from the CAC. In one example, a method...
US-9,989,020 Auto-ignition internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas turbocharging and exhaust-gas recirculation
Embodiments of an internal combustion engine are provided. In one example, an engine includes at least one cylinder, an intake system for supplying charge air...
US-9,989,018 System and methods for fuel system recirculation tube diagnostic
Methods and systems are provided for indicating restrictions in a fuel system vapor recirculation line. In one example, a fuel tank is evacuated responsive to a...
US-9,988,997 Method and system for engine temperature control
Methods and systems are provided to improve engine temperature control. Cylinders scheduled for deactivation may have their exhaust retained in the cylinder by...
US-9,988,994 Systems and methods for EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing torque transients experienced when a dedicated EGR cylinder is deactivated to reduce EGR. Before deactivating the...
US-9,988,954 System and method for reducing engine oil dilution
Methods and systems are provided for filtering an oil dilution amount based on a current value of the oil dilution amount. In one example, filtering the oil...
US-9,988,949 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-9,988,103 Tailgate assembly and method for accessing a cargo box of a pickup truck hitched to a trailer
A method is provided for lowering a tailgate of a motor vehicle when that motor vehicle is hitched to a trailer having a component that interferes with the...
US-9,988,093 Exoskeleton vehicle upper body structure
A vehicle body exoskeleton includes a plurality of nodes each defining a receptacle. A plurality of tubes have first and second end portions smaller than and...
US-9,988,046 Enhanced collision avoidance
A driver input representing a steering maneuver associated with non-autonomous operation of a host vehicle is detected. A first target vehicle in an adjacent...
US-9,988,041 System and method for controlling a vehicle powertrain
A system and method for controlling a vehicle powertrain including an engine and a motor operable to propel the vehicle includes reducing a torque of the motor...
US-9,988,038 Methods and system for controlling torque flow through a torque converter
Systems and methods for operating a hybrid vehicle driveline that includes an engine and a motor are presented. In one example, the systems and methods include...
US-9,988,037 Driving scenario prediction and automatic vehicle setting adjustment
A vehicle processor may track vehicle input during vehicle traversal of a travel path within a location region, match the vehicle input against a condition of a...
US-9,988,036 Clutch and electric machine control for driveline damping
A vehicle includes an engine, a traction motor, a clutch, and a controller. The clutch selectively couples the traction motor to wheels. The controller, in...
US-9,988,018 Window wiper system for providing enhanced performance in winter weather conditions
A window wiper system is provided for enhanced performance in winter weather conditions. The wiper system includes a wiper assembly having a wiper base, a wiper...
US-9,988,016 Authentication of mobile devices for vehicle communication
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for authentication of mobile devices for vehicle communication. An example mobile device for vehicle communication...
US-9,988,012 Seat belt system
A seat belt system including a seat belt secured for movement over a D-ring wherein the D-ring includes a magnet and the seat belt includes a plurality of...
US-9,988,004 Vehicle frame component
A vehicle frame component for limiting the movement of the wheel of the vehicle toward the cab of a cab on frame vehicle including a base member welded to...
US-9,988,002 Integrated bracket
Methods and systems are provided for an integrated bracket for securely retaining one or more cables of a harness to a vehicle body. In one example design, the...
US-9,988,001 Flexible contour managing license plate bracket
A motor vehicle license plate mounting bracket includes a substantially planar body defining an A surface and an opposite B surface and one or more resilient...
US-9,987,974 Lighting system having pointer device
A lighting system is provided herein. The lighting system includes a spotlight is mounted to a vehicle, a controller for operating the spotlight, and a pointer...
US-9,987,962 Vehicle haptic feedback as a function of sensed capacitance
A method of delivering haptic feedback to a vehicle occupant comprising: measuring capacitance with a capacitive sensor having a known natural capacitance...
US-9,987,958 Quick disconnect headrest
A headrest assembly includes a linkage system with a first adjustment mechanism configured to power fore and aft movement of a mounting plate. A headrest bun is...
US-9,987,950 Vehicle seat electrical connector bracket assembly
A vehicle seat bracket assembly is provided that includes a bracket connected to a vehicle seat structure and including one or more retention features. The...
US-9,987,944 Electric vehicle opportunistic charging systems and methods
A vehicle includes an electric machine arranged to exchange power with a traction battery. The vehicle also includes a thermal conditioning system for...
US-9,987,942 Method of operating vehicle powertrain based on prediction of how different chemical type batteries connected...
A powertrain having a battery system including at least two batteries of different chemical types connected in parallel is operated according to predicted...
US-9,987,922 Capless refueling mechanism
A capless refueling mechanism attached to a vehicle fuel tank is disclosed. In one example, the capless refueling mechanism includes a guide plate, main...
US-9,987,892 Trailer safety chain attachment monitoring system
A vehicle includes a controller and a frame having a receiver including an electrical connector configured to connect to a trailer having a plurality of chains....
US-9,987,779 Integral locator pin for a plastic component
A locator pin is provided for a plastic component. The locator includes a main rib, a first secondary rib intersecting the main rib at a first intersection and...
US-9,987,626 Use of transition metals to reduce cold start emissions
A hydrocarbon trap catalyst and method of forming the same are disclosed. The method may include introducing copper into a zeolite at 10% to 75% of an...
US-9,986,803 Apparatus for holding an electronic device having a mechanical self-adjusting retention element
An apparatus is provided for holding an electronic device. That apparatus includes a body having a cavity for receiving the electronic device. The body also...
US-D819,522 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-9,985,484 Surface groove patterns for permanent magnet machine rotors
A permanent magnet electric machine includes a rotor configured to rotate about an axis. The rotor is comprised of axially stacked sections. Each section is...
US-9,985,325 Battery pack flow control method
An exemplary method of controlling flow through a battery pack includes, in a first operating condition, moving flow through a first section of an enclosure...
US-9,985,267 Bus bar attachment to battery terminals
An assembly connecting a battery bus bar to battery cell terminals, with the bus bar provided with spring clips. The clips fit over the battery terminals and...
US-9,983,097 Methods and apparatus for assessing tire health through monitoring effective tire rolling radius
Methods and apparatus for assessing tire health through monitoring an effective tire rolling radius are disclosed. An example method includes obtaining velocity...
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