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US-9,945,300 Transmission input torque management
A method of operating a vehicle includes measuring a transmission output torque, measuring impeller and turbine speeds, estimating a transmission component...
US-9,945,282 Bore bridge and cylinder cooling
An engine includes a cylinder block with first and second saw cuts intersecting a block face on opposed sides of a block bore bridge. A cylinder head has third...
US-9,945,258 Sheet metal turbine housing with cellular structure reinforcement
Systems are provided for a reinforcement element coupled to a sheet metal turbine housing that imparts desirable thermal-protective and structurally...
US-9,945,161 Lock system for dual vehicle closures
A vehicle includes a body structure having an opening, a liftgate panel movably mounted to the body adjacent the opening, and a decklid that is movably mounted...
US-9,945,154 Sliding key
A key assembly includes a key: defining a retaining recess, being slideably received in a key rail, and having a key pin; a slider: with extensions, defining a...
US-9,944,333 Tailgate storage compartment
A pickup-truck box includes a pair of opposing sidewalls each having a first latching component. A tailgate is attached between the sidewalls and includes an...
US-9,944,331 Perforated deformation region for a vehicle hood
A hood for a vehicle includes an inner panel having a deformation region on at least a portion of the inner panel. The deformation region defining a plurality...
US-9,944,329 Structural reinforcement for vehicle body
A structural reinforcement member for a vehicle body includes a bracket sized for mounting to a roof rail, spanning along the roof rail from a first pillar past...
US-9,944,323 Twenty-four-cornered strengthening member for vehicles
A strengthening member for a motor vehicle and a vehicle including a strengthening member are provided. The strengthening member can have a cross-section that...
US-9,944,322 Composite subframe detachment
A subframe for a vehicle includes a subframe structure and a rear end joint. The rear end joint is formed on the subframe structure for attachment to a floor...
US-9,944,314 Steering assist system and related methods
A steering assist system for a vehicle comprises a steering assist module configured to determine a baseline assistance force to be applied to a steering system...
US-9,944,289 System and method for controlling a transmission gear shift
A system and method for controlling a transmission gear shift during a braking event in a vehicle having an electric motor and friction brakes both operable to...
US-9,944,288 Vehicle idle and launch control
A transmission controller implements a neutral idle feature to reduce fuel consumption. A brake controller implements a Hill Start Assist feature to prevent...
US-9,944,285 Hybrid vehicle and lash mitigation strategy
A drivetrain system includes a controller that is programmed to, in a presence of a request for increased drivetrain torque that results in reversal of...
US-9,944,276 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for synergizing the benefits of a variable compression ratio engine in a hybrid vehicle system. A vehicle controller may hold...
US-9,944,269 Input torque trim for transmission shift control during regenerative braking
A system and method for controlling a step-ratio transmission gearshift during a regenerative braking event for a hybrid vehicle having an engine selectively...
US-9,944,265 Method for controlling a brake pressure booster
A method for controlling a brake pressure booster with hydraulic brake boosting wherein the activation of an additional pressure source takes place upon...
US-9,944,248 Airbag including a secondary panel extending across a valley defining a secondary chamber
An airbag includes a panel, a secondary panel, and an opening. The panel defines an inflation chamber inflatable to an inflated position and includes a valley...
US-9,944,243 Protective guard for restraints control module
A guard for a restraints control module includes a corrugated base and right and left corrugated sidewalls. The sidewalls extend above the base and are spaced...
US-9,944,240 Iris seal power outlet closure
A power outlet seal for a vehicle includes an iris seal and an actuator knob configured to translate the iris seal between an opened configuration and a closed...
US-9,944,238 Wiring protection device in a vehicle
A wiring protection device in a vehicle comprises a support base and a support branch. The support base includes a fixed end and a free end opposite the fixed...
US-9,944,237 Proximity switch assembly with signal drift rejection and method
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The method includes steps of generating activation...
US-9,944,232 Latching mechanism for automotive under seat drawer
An apparatus for selectively latching a drawer for storing objects and movable in a travel direction from beneath an automotive seat. The apparatus comprises...
US-9,944,219 Headlamp module slip plane bracket
A slip plane bracket for a front end sub-assembly of a vehicle and method of assembling the front end of the vehicle is disclosed. The slip plane bracket...
US-9,944,200 Variable creep torque
An exemplary creep torque selection method includes selecting an amount of reverse creep torque for a vehicle. The selecting is independent from an amount of...
US-9,944,186 Hybrid truck and hybrid truck accessory
A vehicle includes a cargo bed, first open electrical circuit, and tonneau cover. The cargo bed has first and second sides extending upward. The first open...
US-9,944,166 Axle assembly for hybrid electric vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle axle includes two separate pinion gears meshing with a single beveled ring gear. One pinion gear conveys power from the internal...
US-9,944,148 Anti-roll systems and related methods
Anti-roll systems and related methods are disclosed. An example anti-roll system includes a first stabilizer bar having a first end to operatively couple to a...
US-9,944,143 Spring pad for vehicle suspension
A spring pad arranged between a terminal winding of a helical spring of a vehicle wheel suspension. The winding defines a rolled spring end. A spring plate...
US-9,943,901 Adjustable stamping die
A stamping die is provided. The stamping die includes a die block, a punch, and a trap wall. The punch is configured to engage the die block in order to form a...
US-9,943,900 Electro-hydraulic forming machine with electrodes that advance within a fluid chamber toward a workpiece
A system for electro-hydraulically forming a sheet metal part in an electro-hydraulic forming (EHF) machine. The part in a first shape is placed in the EHF...
US-9,943,373 Evaluating prosthetic heart valve placement
A method for evaluating the placement of a prosthetic heart valve in a structure of interest. The method comprises acquiring one or more depictions of an...
US-9,942,971 Detecting outages in a LED lamp assembly
Apparatus and systems are disclosed for detecting outages in an LED lamp assembly. An example disclosed lamp assembly includes a plurality of LED circuits...
US-9,942,948 Method of controlling a heated portion of a windshield
A method of preventing a windshield wiper from freezing to a windshield of a vehicle is provided. The method broadly includes the steps of: (a) monitoring a...
US-9,942,715 Methods and systems for regulating operation of one or more functions of a mobile application
Various embodiments include a method for regulating operation of mobile applications executing on a nomadic device. Signals for determining a speed of travel...
US-9,941,523 Bilayer cathode catalyst structure for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell
Use of noble metal alloy catalysts, such as PtCo, as the cathode catalyst in solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells can provide enhanced performance at low...
US-9,940,762 Systems and methods for identification of a compromised module
A vehicle computing system having a computer processor in communication with a wireless transceiver, such that the wireless transceiver is capable of...
US-9,940,625 Autonomous driving certification generalizer
Methods, devices and apparatuses pertaining to identifying the candidate road segments for autonomous operations are described. A method may involve obtaining...
US-9,940,098 Method and apparatus for a near field communication system to exchange occupant information
A system includes a plurality of antennas, positioned to be capable of receiving a wireless near field communication (NFC) device signal associated with a...
US-9,939,640 Method and apparatus for controlling the position of a head-up display image combiner
A head-up display in a motor vehicle has an image combiner movable between an active position, in which it is situated in the field of view of a driver of the...
US-9,939,044 Flat plane pendulum carrier for a crankshaft pendulum and methods of attachment thereto
A pendulum absorber fixed to the crankshaft of an engine comprises a pendulum and a pendulum carrier attached to the pendulum carrier attachment boss of the...
US-9,939,032 Method of controlling a transmission clutch
During the inertia phase of a shift, the oncoming clutch is controlled to alleviate shift quality degradation due variability of clutch friction coefficient....
US-9,938,991 Turbocharger compressor noise reduction system and method
A turbocharger and a method are disclosed. The turbocharger includes a casing having an inlet end and an outlet end. A flow passage within the casing may have a...
US-9,938,953 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for improving engine spark and torque control. In one example, adaptive spark control of an engine may include a modifier that...
US-9,938,951 Deterrence of ignition of a vehicle engine when a fuel nozzle is in a fuel intake area
Methods, apparatus, and computer readable media are disclosed for deterrence of ignition of a vehicle engine ignition when a fuel nozzle is in a fuel intake...
US-9,938,940 Intake manifold
An intake manifold assembly has one or more shells coupled together and coupled to a cover. When the manifold cover, or other exterior surface, is rounded, the...
US-9,938,928 Engine cover having a retainer to secure an engine accessory
A cover has an aperture through which an accessory gains access to the interior side of the cover and a cavity. The accessory may be any kind of sensor or...
US-9,938,914 Methods and systems for charge air cooler operation
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting engine operating parameters to regulate condensate formation in a charge air cooler. Based on conditions...
US-9,938,913 Methods and systems for purging condensate from a charge air cooler
Methods and systems are provided for purging condensate from a charge air cooler towards an intake air filter. In one example, a method may include operating a...
US-9,938,869 Internal charge air feed from rocker cover integrated intake runners
A high pressure charge air feed arrangement for an internal combustion engine is provided. The arrangement includes an intake having a high pressure output, a...
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