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US-9,298,065 Hidden camera system with enclosure incorporating a flexible seal
A hidden camera system for a vehicle includes a housing having first and second openings. A displaceable cover closes the first opening. A camera is received in...
US-9,297,456 Vehicle adapted to control clutch torque based on relative speed data
The rate of change of transmission output torque is computed based on the differential speeds of the axles and of the transmission output shaft adjusting for...
US-9,297,445 Method for controlling an engine drive belt tensioner system
Methods and systems are provided for controlling an engine drive belt tensioner system in which the engine is controlled by an engine stop-start system. When...
US-9,297,348 Methods and systems for variable displacement engine control
Methods and systems are provided for selecting a group of cylinders for selective deactivation, in a variable displacement engine system, based at least on a...
US-9,297,346 Camshaft position determination
Various methods for determining camshaft position based on position indicated by an electric motor controller are provided. In one example, a method comprises:...
US-9,297,341 Multiple tap aspirator with leak passage
Systems and methods are provided for engine systems including a multiple tap aspirator with a throat tap and a diffuser tap. Suction passages coupled to the...
US-9,297,340 Method and system for fuel vapor control
Methods and systems are provided for identifying leaks on each of a fuel tank and a canister side of a fuel system using a single leak check module. A position...
US-9,297,338 Diesel particulate filter passive regeneration during stationary power take-off
The systems and method described above in the present disclosure allow for regeneration of a diesel particulate filter while a vehicle is in stationary power...
US-9,297,331 System and method for operating a direct injection fuel pump
Methods and systems are provided for a direct injection fuel pump. The methods and systems selectively operate the direct injection fuel pump with varying...
US-9,297,329 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling exhaust emissions by adjusting an injection profile for fuel injected into an engine cylinder from a plurality...
US-9,297,327 Operation of an internal combustion engine
Methods and systems are provided for accurately measuring an air-fuel-ratio of an engine. During a first condition of decreased scavenging, adjusting fuel...
US-9,297,320 Systems and methods for exhaust catalyst temperature control
Methods and systems are provided for exhaust catalyst temperature control by metering exhaust bypass flow from a dedicated EGR cylinder. A continuously variable...
US-9,297,298 Dual wastegate actuation
Various systems and methods for controlling dual wastegates via a single wastegate actuator are provided. In one example, a system comprises a first wastegate...
US-9,297,296 Method for discharging condensate from a turbocharger arrangement
Methods and systems are provided for discharging condensate from a turbocharger arrangement of an internal combustion engine. Specifically, in on example,...
US-9,297,282 Cam phaser system and method
An engine system is provided. The engine system includes a drive component coupled to a first end of a camshaft and mechanically coupled to a crankshaft and a...
US-9,296,432 Aluminum alloy vehicle structural component defining an out-of-plane aperture
An aluminum alloy vehicle structural component defining an out-of-plane aperture with its main portion. A recessed portion is inset from the main portion having...
US-9,296,431 Vehicle upper body structural brace
A vehicle upper body structural brace apparatus includes a first member having a first end in a rear region of a vehicle and second and third members each...
US-9,296,423 Maximum trailer angle determination and control for a trailer backup assist system
The trailer backup assist system has a human machine interface coupled to a controller having a setup module, a calibration module, an activation module and a...
US-9,296,422 Trailer angle detection target plausibility
According to one aspect of the present invention, a system for determining target plausibility is comprised of an imaging device for imaging a scene and...
US-9,296,421 Vehicle target identification using human gesture recognition
A trailer target detection system includes a camera located on a vehicle and arranged to capture video images of a trailer towed by the vehicle. The system...
US-9,296,391 E-drive torque sensing vehicle state estimation methods for vehicle control
Vehicle state estimation methods include measuring torque, using the measured torque to formulate a vehicle state estimation for vehicle control and applying...
US-9,296,390 Hybrid vehicle exhaust diagnostics
Methods are provided for performing diagnostic routines in a hybrid vehicle. In one example approach, a method for operating a hybrid vehicle comprises...
US-9,296,388 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for extending an engine-off period of a hybrid vehicle while reducing engine cold-start emissions. During an engine pull-up to...
US-9,296,387 Methods and systems for transitioning between driveline braking modes
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a method for transitioning between regenerative braking and...
US-9,296,380 Prestroking engine disconnect clutch in a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine selectively coupled to one another via a clutch. In one mode of operation, the vehicle can be...
US-9,296,358 Head, torso and knee combo airbag
A motor vehicle airbag system comprises a dual chambered combined head, torso, and knee airbag having a head and torso chamber and a lower extremities chamber...
US-9,296,341 Tip out style vehicle interior door
A console assembly includes a console assembly housing with a member disposed within a wall thereof that is rotatable between a plurality of positions. The...
US-9,296,310 Traction battery thermal management system
A traction battery assembly includes a battery array having a plurality of stacked cells and a pair of thermal plates arranged to sandwich the array...
US-9,296,309 Customized battery charging
A vehicle is provided with a motor that is connected to a storage device. The motor is configured to provide drive torque and the storage device is configured...
US-9,296,301 Environment-aware regenerative braking energy calculation method
A method of operating a vehicle includes implementing regenerative braking of the vehicle using discounted regeneration energy based on physical route...
US-9,296,296 Front end accessory drive bracket and mounting method for an engine
Methods and systems are provided for a bracket and surrounding structure for mounting a front end accessory drive component, such as an alternator, to an...
US-9,296,293 Vehicle load management structure
A vehicle structure includes a first member extending obliquely beneath an outer surface of an underbody component, and a second member extending at an acute...
US-9,296,290 Multiple-ratio transmission downshift strategy for hybrid electric vehicle powertrains
A control system and method for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain supplies battery power boost torque to vehicle traction wheels to modify shift points for a...
US-9,296,037 Electro-hydraulic rivet and method of riveting and welding parts
A method of riveting two metal parts through a hole with an electro-hydraulic riveting tool. The electro-hydraulic riveting tool includes a tube that is...
US-9,295,736 Polymer nanoparticles coated by magnetic metal oxide and uses thereof
The invention provides nanoparticles consisting of a polymer which is a metal chelating agent coated with a magnetic metal oxide, wherein at least one active...
US-D752,487 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-9,292,976 Efficiency gauge for plug-in electric vehicle
A user interface for a vehicle may include an information display configured to display an efficiency gauge having an efficiency indicator. The position of the...
US-9,292,952 Task manager and method for managing tasks of an information system
Information about a device may be emotively conveyed to a user of the device. Input indicative of an operating state of the device may be received. The input...
US-9,291,879 Hidden camera system for vehicle
A hidden camera system for a vehicle includes a cover, a camera, a drive motor and a linkage connecting the drive motor to the cover and the camera. A first...
US-9,291,659 Antenna blockage detection
A system includes an antenna having a substrate and a plurality of antenna elements disposed on the substrate. A processing device is configured to measure an...
US-9,291,405 Battery pack liquid channel and coldplate cooling system
A cooling system may be operable to cool a battery pack or other device through a heat exchange operation supported, at least in part, with cycling of a coolant...
US-9,291,324 Center high mounted stop light
A center high mounted stop light assembly for use in a vehicle includes a stop light housing movable in a passage located center high on a rear end of the...
US-9,291,256 Method for preheating a powertrain
Methods and systems are described for heating a powertrain prior to an engine start. One method includes heating a coolant by circulating the coolant through a...
US-9,291,244 Nine speed automatic transmission
Transmissions with at least four gearing-arrangements and six clutches that produce nine forward speeds and one reverse. The gearing-arrangements may be simple...
US-9,291,182 Vehicle attachment system having a domed-head fastener
An attachment system for mounting a trim component to a vehicle body panel having an aperture includes a self-locating fastener affixed to the trim component....
US-9,291,179 Fastener system with dissimilar metals
An article, for use in coupling a first member including a first material to a second member including a second material different than the first material,...
US-9,291,128 System and methods for evaporative emissions leak detection based on a vehicle location
A method for detecting evaporative emissions system leaks, comprising: adjusting a leak detection threshold based on a vehicle geographical location including...
US-9,290,229 Bicycle chain stay coupling
A bicycle chain stay coupling apparatus includes a first bracket component coupled to a seat tube of a bicycle frame, a connecting component of a chain stay of...
US-9,290,227 Towable bicycle
A bicycle frame includes a head tube rotatably supporting first and second handlebars, and the handlebars each selectively pivot to a tow position extending...
US-9,290,212 Carbon fiber prepreg-wrapped beam structures
A beam sub-assembly for a vehicle includes a beam member and at least one carbon-fiber prepreg bonded to a first portion of an exterior surface of the beam...
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