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US-9,449,390 Detecting an extended side view mirror
A position of a mirror in or on a vehicle can be detected by receiving a first image and a second image, and comparing the first image to the second image. The...
US-9,448,135 Torque error detection and torque estimation system
A vehicle may include a powertrain having an engine and a generator coupled to a driveshaft, an inverter configured to provide phase currents to the generator,...
US-9,448,131 Battery pack leak detection assembly and method
A method of detecting a leak in a battery pack according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, calculating a predicted...
US-9,448,098 Fuel level inference from canister temperatures
Methods and systems for inferring a fuel level in a fuel tank based on temperature changes in a carbon canister are disclosed. In one example approach a method...
US-9,448,083 Method and apparatus for providing a navigation route with recommended charging
A system includes a processor configured to discover charging station locations within a predefined proximity to a route for which vehicle-charging is required...
US-9,447,765 Powertrain delta current estimation method
A vehicle includes an engine, electrical loads, and at least one controller. While the engine is on, the controller calculates the change in current demand of...
US-9,447,747 Methods and systems for stopping an engine
Systems and methods for improving operation of a stop/start vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine throttle position is adjusted in response to...
US-9,447,744 Fuel shift monitor
Methods and systems are described for evaluating presence of fuel shifts in an engine. In one example, a method comprises indicating a fuel shift based on a...
US-9,447,742 Method and system for improved dilution purging
Methods and systems are provided for expediting EGR purging in a hybrid vehicle during transient operations, such as tip-out to lower load conditions. In...
US-9,447,741 Automatic engine start-stop control
A vehicle system having at least one sensor configured to output a range signal and a range-rate signal. The range signal represents a distance from a host...
US-9,447,722 Electric actuator current control responsive to temperature
Various methods for controlling current supply to a wastegate actuator based on temperature are thus provided. In one example, a method for operating a...
US-9,447,613 Proximity switch based door latch release
A vehicle door latch assembly includes a first proximity sensor on a first side of a door handle and a second proximity sensor on a second side of the door...
US-9,446,772 Method and assembly for reducing energy consumption of an electrified vehicle
An exemplary method includes changing a scheduled preconditioning cycle of an electrified vehicle in response to a period without a key cycle of the electrified...
US-9,446,768 System and method for energy optimization in autonomous vehicle operation
Vehicle operating systems are autonomously operated. A transient in an upcoming path of the vehicle is determined from a comparison of vehicle path data and...
US-9,446,757 Active motor damping control of a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine and an electric motor both configured to generate a vehicle powertrain torque and a controller programmed to...
US-9,446,735 Vehicle impact absorbing system
A vehicle includes an instrument panel, a front airbag, a first side curtain airbag, and a second side curtain airbag and two front seats. The front seats are...
US-9,446,732 Side pillar air curtain guide
A side pillar air curtain guide includes a main body having an air curtain ramp formed by a plurality of ribs. Those ribs project from the main body at an acute...
US-9,446,731 Inflatable chamber integrated into center floor console
A vehicle console includes a frame and an impact absorbing device supported on the frame. The impact absorbing device includes a bladder connected to the frame...
US-9,446,726 Vehicle braking deployment logic for pedestrian protection leg stiffener
A method and apparatus for controlling a deployable pedestrian protection leg stiffener of a motor vehicle based upon the vehicle braking status and...
US-9,446,714 Sliding conversation mirror assembly with friction tabs for vehicle overhead console
A vehicle overhead console is provided which includes a conversation mirror assembly having a housing capable of storing a conversation mirror. The conversation...
US-9,446,709 Vehicle backlit assembly with photoluminescent structure
A vehicle backlit assembly is provided and includes a support member and at least one backlit interactive member at least partially extending through an opening...
US-9,446,687 Selectable fixed and rotational seat frame assembly for a vehicle frame
A seat attachment system for a vehicle frame includes a vehicle frame having a lower seat-bracket receptacle defined within a frame base and an upper...
US-9,446,686 Seating arrangement for a passenger vehicle
A vehicle seating assembly includes a front seat and a rear seat, each having a backrest and a squab. The front and rear seats are arranged in a staggered...
US-9,446,680 Method and apparatus for identifying battery pack types
A method, apparatus, and system are disclosed for analyzing a vehicle battery system of a hybrid or electric vehicle that includes a battery pack and a battery...
US-9,446,678 Battery model with robustness to cloud-specific communication issues
A vehicle may include battery cells and a controller configured to control the vehicle, based on a state observation of the battery cells, using model...
US-9,446,540 Hybrid composite utilizing injection-expansion molding
A vehicular instrument panel including a substrate having a first plurality of chopped carbon fibers within a first nylon resin and an expanded reinforcement...
US-9,446,395 Low temperature catalyst/hydrocarbon trap
A low-temperature catalyst is provided for reducing cold-start hydrocarbon emissions. The catalyst comprises a platinum group metal impregnated onto an oxygen...
US-9,445,532 Integrated electrical and thermal solution for inverter DC-link capacitor packaging
An improved capacitor packaging solution is presented that incorporates both thermal and electrical considerations. A package can include capacitor elements...
US-9,444,173 Retractile socket adapter for 12V outlet
A retractile power outlet assembly for a vehicle includes a socket body including a first electrical contact providing an electrical current from a power source...
US-9,443,040 Method of forming hemming tool
A method of forming a hemming tool includes providing a computer generated model of a panel including a flange in an unhemmed position and of a hemming tool...
US-9,442,350 Hidden camera assembly with microprocessor control
A hidden camera system for a vehicle includes a cover, a camera, a pulse width drive motor, a linkage connecting the drive motor to the cover and the camera and...
US-9,442,034 Engine knock signal transmissive element
Embodiments may provide an engine knock monitoring system that may include an engine block including an engine block body and a cylinder wall defining at least...
US-9,441,999 Dual distance to empty function for bi-fuel vehicle
A vehicle includes a powertrain comprising an engine configured to separately burn first and second types of fuels and propel the vehicle therefrom, and a...
US-9,441,732 Regulator valve with integrated direct acting solenoid
A control valve for an automatic transmission includes a valve body including a chamber and a control pressure port, metering edges formed in the valve body at...
US-9,441,725 Transmission fluid warm-up system and method
A vehicle includes a transmission having gears lubricated by oil and a variable voltage converter (VVC). The VVC includes an inductor arranged such that the oil...
US-9,441,597 Approach for controlling fuel flow with alternative fuels
Fuel systems for supplying fuel to an engine are described. In one example, fuel is evacuated from a fuel rail upon vehicle shut-off by directing fuel from a...
US-9,441,569 Engine system and a method of operating a direct injection engine
Systems and methods are provided for an engine. The system comprises a direct injection engine having a cylinder in which a piston is slidingly supported to...
US-9,441,568 System and methods for CBV diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing compressor bypass valve degradation. In one example, a method may include indicating degradation of a compressor...
US-9,441,564 Methods and systems for adjusting EGR based on an impact of PCV hydrocarbons on an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating an impact of PCV hydrocarbons on an output of an intake oxygen sensor. In one example, a method may include...
US-9,441,557 Method and system for vacuum generation
Methods and systems are provided for controlling motive flow through an ejector using a pneumatically controlled valve. A vacuum actuated valve may be opened at...
US-9,441,553 Method and system adjusting an exhaust heat recovery valve
A method for adjusting an exhaust heat recovery valve is presented. In one embodiment, the method may control an amount of boost provided by a turbocharger to...
US-9,441,551 Method for a variable displacement engine
Various systems and methods are described for controlling engine operation. One method comprises, during a first variable displacement engine (VDE) mode in an...
US-9,441,533 Method and system for binary flow turbine control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the opening of a scroll valve of a binary flow turbine. Scroll valve adjustments are used at different engine...
US-9,441,532 Engine assembly with turbine generator control
An engine assembly includes an engine control unit, an internal combustion engine having an exhaust, a turbine driven in use by said exhaust, and an energy...
US-9,441,524 Methods and systems for an exhaust gas treatment system
Various systems and methods are described for an engine system with an exhaust gas treatment system including a particulate filter. In one example method,...
US-9,441,517 Diesel engine exhaust treatment system
A diesel engine exhaust treatment system is provided which includes a diesel oxidation catalyst and a diesel particulate filter, where a first SCR catalyst is...
US-9,441,516 Method for NOx reduction
The present application relates to mitigating NOx emissions, and more particularly, to vehicles including a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system in the...
US-9,441,512 Muffler shell body with integral aerodynamic shield
A muffler shell is formed from a sheet metal blank. The shell comprises a tubular body section which is rolled into a tube so that a first edge of the blank can...
US-9,440,695 Seat including inflatable bladder and electrically powered air compressor
A seat for a vehicle, such as a bicycle, includes a stem for coupling to the bicycle. The seat includes a saddle supported by the stem and an inflatable bladder...
US-9,440,687 Folding vehicle
A folding vehicle structure includes a frame having a plurality of members. A first member intersects a second member at a first pivot point. A third member,...
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