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US-9,267,424 System and methods for engine air path condensation management
A system and methods for routing condensate collected in a heat exchanger reservoir to either an air intake system or a position in the engine exhaust based on...
US-9,267,423 Methods and systems for increasing airflow through a charge air cooler to decrease charge air cooler condensate
Methods and systems are provided for increasing airflow through a charge air cooler (CAC) in order to purge condensate from the CAC. In one example, a method...
US-9,267,419 Convex fan shroud
A convex fan shroud for use with an automotive engine cooling system having a fan and a fan-cooled, liquid-to-air radiator is disclosed. The convex fan shroud...
US-9,267,409 Reverse flow hydrocarbon trap
A reverse flow hydrocarbon trap is provided that improves the conversion of hydrocarbons present in the exhaust gases of a vehicle to more environmentally...
US-9,266,574 Automatically deployed bicycle support
A bicycle support mechanism includes a shaft that is connectable to a frame of a bicycle. The shaft is in the form of a hollow tube and includes a top end and a...
US-9,266,564 Rear rail adapted to induce spare tire rotation in a rear-end collision
A vehicle body structure is described that includes a pair of rear rails, a bumper beam and a spare tire compartment including a spare tire. The rear rails have...
US-9,266,520 Dynamic tuning of engine auto stop criteria
The criteria used to determine whether to initiate an auto stop of an engine may be altered based on a number of previous auto stops of the engine, a total auto...
US-9,266,507 Adjustable brake pedal system
A brake pedal assembly for a vehicle having a brake pedal arm having an initial position and an adjustment subassembly configured to adjust the initial...
US-9,266,496 Flexible electro-resistive impact detection sensor for front rail mounted airbag
A flexible electro-resistive impact detection sensor is mounted on an outboard portion of the front bumper for signaling an offset rigid barrier impact event to...
US-9,266,495 Dual chamber airbag system
A side airbag system for a vehicle has a primary airbag and a secondary airbag at least partially surrounding the primary airbag. The primary airbag comprises...
US-9,266,487 Adaptive suppression of vehicle restraint system
A vehicle has a restraint system with at least two restraint devices. A sensor detects a potential collision object and outputs a signal representing a relative...
US-9,266,477 Stand alone push in coat hook
An accessory attachment assembly for a vehicle interior includes a mounting bracket having a mounting aperture and first and second retention tabs pivotally...
US-9,266,456 Cup holder and vehicle door containing the same
According to one or more embodiments, a cup holder includes a support, an adjustable arm connected to the support, and a base connected to the support and...
US-9,266,433 Low cost charger circuit with precharge
A low cost charger circuit with pre-charge functionality can include a DC/DC converter arranged in parallel with a charger device. When used for electrified...
US-9,266,416 Truck cover system and method of using the same
According to one or more embodiments, a truck cover system includes a panel cover including first and second panels connected via a first hinge, a track unit...
US-9,266,407 Climate control system for a vehicle and a method of control
A climate control system for a vehicle and a method of control. The climate control system may include a trim component and a ventilation system. The...
US-9,266,404 Floor console
A floor console includes a climate control unit. A bracket of the floor console unit includes an interior surface facing the climate control unit and an...
US-9,266,190 Solid cartridge for a pulse weld forming electrode and method of joining tubular members
A cartridge assembly is disclosed for a pulse welding a first tube supported on a mandrel to a second tube. An outer tool is assembled over the second tube and...
US-D750,298 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D750,297 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D750,296 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D750,295 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D750,294 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D750,293 Vehicle headlamp
US-D750,292 Vehicle taillight
US-D750,291 Vehicle taillight
US-D749,999 Vehicle front upper bumper cover
US-9,263,924 Motor support for a hybrid electric transmission
An assembly for supporting a motor of a vehicle powertrain includes a housing, a stator secured to the housing, a bearing having a radial position established...
US-9,263,748 Reversal tolerant membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell
A membrane electrode assembly (MEA) for a fuel cell which exhibits enhanced reversal tolerance. In particular, a layer of iridium or an iridium compound,...
US-9,261,432 Barometric pressure inference based on tire pressure
Methods and systems for detecting barometric pressure (BP) changes based on tire pressure changes are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises...
US-9,261,067 System and method for providing spark to an engine
An approach for supplying spark to a spark ignited engine having activated and deactivated engine cylinders is disclosed. In one example, the approach increases...
US-9,261,065 Operating an automatic start-stop system
A method for operating an automatic stop/start system in a motor vehicle with an internal combustion engine, a manually operated gearbox and a pedal-operated...
US-9,261,059 Fuel delivery module with fuel filter
A vehicle fuel delivery apparatus, having: a surge chamber configured to store fuel; a fuel filter distally positioned with respect to and connected to the...
US-9,261,057 Evaporative emission control
Methods and systems are provided for purging a multi-port canister into an engine intake. Air is circulated through the canister and a resulting purge air is...
US-9,261,054 Fuel system diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for detecting a fuel system leak. One or more of a boost pressure from a compressor and vacuum from an intake manifold is...
US-9,261,051 Methods and systems for boost control
Methods and systems are provided for managing a compressor temperature using EGR to address surge and condensation. A variable mixture of cooled compressor...
US-9,261,044 Cylinder gasket having oil drainback constraint feature for use with internal combustion engine
A gasket for use with in an internal combustion engine having lubricating oil drainback passageways and an integrated exhaust manifold formed in the cylinder...
US-9,261,040 Method for improving engine starting
A method and system for improving starting of an engine that may be repeatedly stopped and started is presented. In one example, the method adjusts a port fuel...
US-9,261,033 Systems and methods for improving catalyst diagnostics in the presence of sensor degradation
Systems and methods for diagnosing operation of a catalyst are presented. In one example, threshold limits for catalyst variables are adjusted in response to...
US-9,261,010 Liquid-cooled internal combustion engine with a partially integrated exhaust manifold
A liquid-cooled engine and method for its operation is described wherein the engine includes a cylinder head comprising at least one coolant jacket and exhaust...
US-9,260,991 System and method for storing crankcase gases to improve engine air-fuel control
A system and method for improving processing of gases contained within the crankcase of an internal combustion engine is presented. The system is especially...
US-9,260,990 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-9,260,986 Oil pressure scheduling based on engine acceleration
Systems and methods are disclosed for adjusting oil pressure supplied to engine components. In one example approach, a method for controlling oil flow in an...
US-9,260,882 Universal global latch system
A powered latch system for a door of a vehicle including a latch assembly, actuatable inside and outside handles, a powered actuator and a door controller that...
US-9,260,135 Deflector structure
A deflector member comprises opposing first and second walls and a plurality of sidewalls arranged adjacent to each other and between the first and second...
US-9,260,107 Methods and systems for operating a driveline disconnect clutch responsive to engine operating conditions
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a driveline disconnect clutch transfer function may be adapted in...
US-9,260,103 System and method for controlling a vehicle having an electric heater
A system and method for operating an electric heater to determine heater functionality is based on actual heater power consumption relative to expected heater...
US-9,260,102 Clutch torque trajectory correction to provide torque hole filling during a ratio upshift
A control system and method for controlling a multiple gear ratio automatic transmission in a powertrain for an automatic transmission having pressure activated...
US-9,260,091 Method and system for reducing vacuum consumption in a vehicle
A system and method for conserving vacuum within a vehicle is described. In one example, vacuum is conserved via limiting volume expansion of a brake booster...
US-9,260,090 Vehicle park assist system and method for parking a vehicle using such system
A method for parking a vehicle in a parking spot comprises scanning objects to determine if a feasible parking space is available, the neighboring objects...
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