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US-9,416,714 Non-intrusive exhaust gas sensor monitoring
Systems and methods for monitoring an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust are provided. In one example approach, a method comprises indicating...
US-9,416,694 Crankcase integrity breach detection
Methods and systems are provided for using a crankcase vent tube pressure or flow sensor for diagnosing a location and nature of crankcase system integrity...
US-9,416,693 Dowel bolts for mounting an oil pump to an engine assembly
Methods and systems are provided for an oil pump mounting structure that provides accessibility and removal of the oil pump without removing a balancer shaft....
US-9,416,565 Piezo based energy harvesting for e-latch systems
A vehicle door includes an electrically-powered latch and a user input feature that can be actuated by a user to cause the electrically-powered latch to...
US-9,415,823 Collapsible bicycle
A motor vehicle includes a body having an interior which houses a spare wheel of the motor vehicle, a seat and removable headrest of the motor vehicle, and...
US-9,415,810 Vehicle roof structure including a cast node
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a vehicle roof structure which includes a cast node including a pillar portion for receiving a pillar...
US-9,415,791 Steering wheel assembly for a vehicle
A steering wheel assembly includes an armature having a hub, a rim and at least two spokes extending between the hub and the rim, and a damper. The damper...
US-9,415,773 Predictive engine pull up and pull down in hybrid vehicle
A system and method for controlling a hybrid vehicle having an engine configured to automatically stop in response to an engine stop request and automatically...
US-9,415,770 Exiting vehicle transport mode using fuel level
A method for exiting the vehicle transport mode including placing the vehicle ignition in a predetermined position, monitoring the fuel level and exiting the...
US-9,415,769 System and method for controlling a powertrain in a vehicle
A system and method for controlling a powertrain in a vehicle includes controlling a speed of an engine in the vehicle using a first engine speed control when...
US-9,415,764 Methods and systems for improving hybrid vehicle performance consistency
Systems and methods for improving hybrid vehicle performance and efficiency attributes are presented. In one example, an electric machine maximum available...
US-9,415,762 Engine operation for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
A method, comprising propelling a vehicle with an engine and a motor starting the engine if energy stored in an energy storage device is greater than an upper...
US-9,415,761 Methods and system for improving hybrid vehicle gear shifting
Systems and methods for improving gear shifting of a step-ratio automatic transmission in a hybrid vehicle are presented. The systems and methods may provide...
US-9,415,760 Clutch calibration for a hybrid electric powertrain
Calibration of an engine disconnect clutch for a hybrid electric powertrain. The clutch is prestroked while an engine and machine are stopped. A machine torque...
US-9,415,744 Frangible member for vehicle body structure
A vehicle body structure includes a cowl top and a cowl inner. A bracket assembly is connected between the cowl top and the cowl inner, and includes a frangible...
US-9,415,738 Anti-rattle interface for airbag chute to airbag module
A vehicle airbag assembly includes a chute including a side wall defining an aperture with a top side and a bottom side. A first retention tab extends from the...
US-9,415,735 Vehicle deflection system for impact events
A vehicle includes a frame, a bumper, and a crush can that secures the bumper to the frame. The crush can includes a plurality of cells that are arranged in a...
US-9,415,713 Flexible seatback system
A vehicle seat suspension system includes first and second side supports that define a seatback frame. A front trim piece is coupled between the first and...
US-9,415,710 Console armrest assembly with dampening strut and integrated inertial lock
A console armrest assembly includes a support, a displaceable cover and a hinge pivotally attaching that cover to the support. A dampening strut is connected...
US-9,415,680 Fuel tank depressurization before refueling a plug-in hybrid vehicle
Methods and systems for controlling a locking mechanism on a fuel cap for refueling a vehicle are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises venting...
US-D763,744 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
US-D763,738 Vehicle exterior
US-9,413,181 Wearable power supply comprising a master cell and a slave cell
There is disclosed a universal power pack, power supply and battery harvesting device. Generally, each comprises a receptacle for receiving at least one battery...
US-9,413,047 Assembly to manage contact between battery cell array and thermal interface component of thermal plate
A vehicle traction battery assembly is provided which may include a support structure, a thermal interface component, and a pressure plate. The support...
US-9,412,277 Vehicle cut-in strategy
A vehicle system includes a first sensor configured to output a first signal and a second sensor configured to output a second signal. The first and second...
US-9,411,004 Continuous leakage detection circuit with integrated robustness check and balanced fault detection
A leakage detection circuit with integrated robustness check provides leakage detection and continuous robustness check capability. A circuit can include a...
US-9,410,717 Powered diaphragm air extractor and control system
An air extractor assembly for an automotive vehicle includes a diaphragm seat attached to a panel of the vehicle's interior, a diaphragm movable between a...
US-9,410,521 Fuel injector spray pattern
A fuel injector having an injector axis, comprising a first nozzle aiming in a first radial direction; a first nozzle pair aiming in radial directions each...
US-9,410,507 Method and system for detecting PHEV EVAP system recirculation tube reliability
A method for detecting blockage within a recirculation tube of the evaporative emission control system of a PHEV measures the rise in interior temperature of a...
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...
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