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US-9,923,503 Fractional-order proportional-resonant controller
A closed-loop system may include a plant (an elctric machine requiring control) and a fractional-order proportional-resonant controller. The fractional-order...
US-9,923,294 Electrical connector for a removable tailgate
Systems and apparatus are disclosed for an electrical connector for a removable tailgate. An example connector for a vehicle tailgate includes a body, a...
US-9,923,187 Sensor fuse for an electric battery array
A vehicle power system may include a battery array having at least one battery with a bus bar connected to an electrical bus. The power system may also include...
US-9,923,179 Battery assembly with biased component profiles to promote battery cell to heat exchanger contact
A battery assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a cell stack and an array structure. At least one of...
US-9,922,472 Vehicle communication status indicator
Systems and methods are disclosed for a vehicle communication status indicator. An example disclosed vehicle includes a body control module and a keyless entry...
US-9,920,846 Low restriction variable flow valve with directional control
Methods and systems are provided for regulating fluid flow through a three-way valve assembly, including a three-way split conduit coupled to a movable rotary...
US-9,920,699 Methods and system for exhaust gas recirculation estimation via an exhaust oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating an amount of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) from an exhaust passage into an intake passage of an engine system...
US-9,920,679 Method and system for reducing particulate emissions
Methods and systems are provided for filtering particulate matter in an exhaust passage of an engine system. In one example, a method may include during a cold...
US-9,920,666 Vane oil pump
A vane fluid pump for a vehicle component is provided with an inner rotor supported within a cam. The inner rotor has an outer wall extending between first and...
US-9,920,554 Door latch assembly
A vehicle door latch assembly for maintaining the vehicle door in a closed position including during an angled impact to the door latch of the vehicle. The...
US-9,920,154 Accelerated cure time of polymer resins
Articles, methods of making an article, and resin compositions are disclosed. An article is disclosed that includes a cured light-curable resin having dispersed...
US-9,919,746 Articulating motor vehicle floor assembly with lift assist
A motor vehicle floor assembly includes an articulating floor body having a first panel and a second panel supported by a linkage. The linkage includes a first...
US-9,919,743 Front end of a motor vehicle
A motor vehicle front end crash-load carrying structure has at least one side rail on each side of the vehicle extending in the vehicle longitudinal direction,...
US-9,919,740 Situational deactivation of lane keep assist system
A method for controlling a lane keep assist system comprises the combination of predicting that a driver may initiate a lane change without using a turn...
US-9,919,739 Indication of vehicle direction of travel
A vehicle may include a processor programmed to control operation of the vehicle. The processor may control operation of the vehicle according to an indication...
US-9,919,728 Steering column made of plastic
A shaft comprises two parts. One of these two parts is tube-shaped, and the other is pushed into the tube-shaped part along a main axis. The two parts are fixed...
US-9,919,715 Vehicle mode scheduling with learned user preferences
Systems and methods for vehicle mode scheduling with learned user preferences include monitoring vehicle data when a vehicle changes from a first mode to a...
US-9,919,708 Selectable autonomous driving modes
A vehicle system includes a user interface device and an autonomous mode controller. The user interface device receives a user input representing a driving mode...
US-9,919,703 Method and device for assisting a maneuvering process of a motor vehicle
A device and a method for assisting an automatic/automated maneuvering process, such as a parking maneuver, of a motor vehicle. The automated maneuvering...
US-9,919,693 Regenerative braking feedback display and method
Driver braking performance feedback may be conveyed to a vehicle operator as a braking efficiency score using a vehicle display system. The display system may...
US-9,919,670 System and method for occupant height
An image is received from an image sensor. The image includes an occupant's head. A seated height of the occupant is determined based at least in part on a...
US-9,919,667 Bumper assembly
A bumper includes a carrier having a wall extending along a longitudinal axis, and a first leg and a second leg extending away from the wall in a first...
US-9,919,652 Auto-adjusting side-view mirrors
A vehicle side-view mirror control system includes a pair of extendable side-view mirrors and a controller configured to receive and store one or more trailer...
US-9,919,647 Intuitive haptic alerts
The present disclosure relates to an intuitive haptic alert system that: (1) Identifies a second vehicle; projects a series of virtual waves emanating from the...
US-9,919,641 Pickup truck stake-pocket assemblies
A pickup-truck box includes a bed and a sidewall connected to a longitudinal side of the bed. The sidewall includes an inner panel, an outer panel, and a top...
US-9,919,631 Adjustable cup holder assembly for a motor vehicle door
An adjustable cup holder assembly is provided. That adjustable cup holder assembly includes a support having a guide track and a drag bar. The adjustable cup...
US-9,919,626 Folding and reclining rear seat system
A reclining seat includes a seat base coupled to a support surface. The seat base is moveable between extended and retracted positions as supported on a support...
US-9,919,621 Vehicle 2nd and 3rd row seat adjustment based on anthropometric characteristics of 2nd and 3rd row rear passenger
A method may be performed by a sensor arrangement and a controller. The method may include capturing, by the sensor arrangement, data indicative of...
US-9,919,608 Power-module assembly for a vehicle
A power-module assembly includes a plurality of power modules that each have a power stage with opposing major sides and minor sides surrounded by a frame. The...
US-9,919,582 Humidity estimation
A computing device determines that a first time for a first sound generated by a vehicle to reach a first sound maximum amplitude and a second time for a second...
US-9,919,559 Axle carrier housing with a swept support rib
An axle carrier housing for a beam axle assembly having at least one continuous transversely extending support rib with a portion of the support rib swept...
US-9,919,294 Phosphorus tolerant catalyst washcoat structure
Phosphorus tolerant or resistant three-way catalysts (TWC) are disclosed. The TWC may include a substrate defining a plurality of channels. It may include front...
US-9,914,416 System and method for closing a contactor on early wake to improve vehicle start time
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, controlling an electrified vehicle by closing a contactor...
US-D812,530 Vehicle rear upper bumper cover
US-9,912,780 Method and apparatus for module remote request handling
A system includes a processor configured to receive a request from a vehicle module and identify a receiving entity for the request. The processor is further...
US-9,910,272 Integrated camera mounting and image window cleaning device
An integrated camera mounting and image window cleaning device includes a mounting bracket, a housing and a seal provided between the housing and the mounting...
US-9,909,747 Vehicle lighting assembly with retractable cover providing daylight running lamp
A vehicle lighting assembly configured as a headlamp is provided. The vehicle lighting assembly includes a housing defining a light output window and a light...
US-9,909,702 Quick connect system for automotive fluid transport lines
A quick connect system for joining two fluid lines has a receiver with a first end mounted to a first line, a center section to receive a tip of a second line,...
US-9,909,630 Clutch system
A clutch includes a piston, backing plate, spring, and spring retainer. The piston and the backing plate define a balance chamber therebetween. The piston has a...
US-9,909,583 Gerotor pump for a vehicle
A gerotor pump is provided with a pump housing defining a chamber and having an inlet and an outlet separated by a planar surface. The planar surface defines a...
US-9,909,541 Method and system for exhaust heat exchanger diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for carrying out on-board diagnostics of a plurality of components of an exhaust heat exchange system. In one example,...
US-9,909,538 Vapor blocking valve mounting system
A vapor blocking valve for a fuel vapor recovery system is mounted with a two-piece bracket having a base member and a clip member. The base member fixedly...
US-9,909,523 Methods and systems for engine fueling
Methods and systems are provided for controlling spark plug fouling in newly manufactured vehicles. In one example, a method may include operating an engine...
US-9,909,515 Enhanced tractive power at low speeds
A method is disclosed for operating an internal combustion engine in which a coolant temperature of an engine coolant of the internal combustion engine is...
US-9,909,514 Direct injection of diluents or secondary fuels in gaseous fuel engines
A method for a turbocharged engine, comprising: during high load conditions, in response to an elevated engine temperature, after port injecting a first...
US-9,909,490 Methods and systems for boost control
Methods and systems are provided for pressure control in a boosted engine system. A variable geometry turbine (VGT) geometry, and/or wastegate (WG), and/or an...
US-9,909,487 Systems and methods for an engine cooling system expansion reservoir
Methods and systems are provided for an expansion reservoir for an engine cooling system. In one example, a cooling system may include a first cooling circuit...
US-9,909,473 Method and system for gas particulate filter
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing a particulate filter located in an exhaust runner of an engine cylinder. In one example, a method may include...
US-9,909,470 Crankcase ventilation pressure management for turbocharged engine
A crankcase ventilation system for a turbocharged engine has full bi-directional flow for an idle state and a boosted state. A PCV valve provides air flow from...
US-9,909,344 Keyless vehicle door latch system with powered backup unlock feature
A keyless door latch system for doors of motor vehicles includes a backup electrical power supply to unlock the door latch in the event the primary power supply...
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