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US-9,987,779 Integral locator pin for a plastic component
A locator pin is provided for a plastic component. The locator includes a main rib, a first secondary rib intersecting the main rib at a first intersection and...
US-9,987,626 Use of transition metals to reduce cold start emissions
A hydrocarbon trap catalyst and method of forming the same are disclosed. The method may include introducing copper into a zeolite at 10% to 75% of an...
US-9,986,803 Apparatus for holding an electronic device having a mechanical self-adjusting retention element
An apparatus is provided for holding an electronic device. That apparatus includes a body having a cavity for receiving the electronic device. The body also...
US-D819,522 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-9,985,484 Surface groove patterns for permanent magnet machine rotors
A permanent magnet electric machine includes a rotor configured to rotate about an axis. The rotor is comprised of axially stacked sections. Each section is...
US-9,985,325 Battery pack flow control method
An exemplary method of controlling flow through a battery pack includes, in a first operating condition, moving flow through a first section of an enclosure...
US-9,985,267 Bus bar attachment to battery terminals
An assembly connecting a battery bus bar to battery cell terminals, with the bus bar provided with spring clips. The clips fit over the battery terminals and...
US-9,983,097 Methods and apparatus for assessing tire health through monitoring effective tire rolling radius
Methods and apparatus for assessing tire health through monitoring an effective tire rolling radius are disclosed. An example method includes obtaining velocity...
US-9,982,953 Electric vehicle battery pack spacer
An example battery pack spacer includes a base and at least one rib extending laterally from the base. The rib is configured to turn flow of a coolant through a...
US-9,982,780 Illuminated indicator
A gear shifter indicator assembly is provided herein. The gear shifter assembly includes a light source disposed below a plurality of indicia. A position...
US-9,982,779 Transmission hydraulic control system including thermal valve
A hydraulic control system provides lubrication fluid to a gearbox via two flow paths in parallel. One of the flow paths includes a passive thermal valve in...
US-9,982,747 Damper hub assembly and method of forming the same
In one or more embodiments, a damper hub assembly includes a hub with a through-aperture defined by an aperture wall and to receive therein a portion of a...
US-9,982,707 Integrated center bearing assembly
A driveshaft assembly of a vehicle includes a yoke assembly having a shaft extending between a yoke and a flange. The yoke assembly further includes a bearing...
US-9,982,646 Heating element operation and engine start-stop availability
A vehicle includes a rear visibility component having a heating element. The vehicle further includes an engine and at least one controller programmed to...
US-9,982,638 Water/snow management for air intake system to active grill system interface
An air intake assembly for a vehicle includes a vehicle-forward air intake inlet, an airflow diverter opening, and a moisture-diverting gutter surrounding a...
US-9,982,586 Integrated cooling air shroud assembly
An integrated air shroud assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. That air shroud assembly includes a body having a radiator opening, a charge air cooler...
US-9,982,470 Soft close mechanism for a closure
A soft close mechanism that may have a cam track housing, a damper housing, and a cam follower. The cam track housing may have first and second grooves. The...
US-9,981,705 Apparatus and method for the alignment of an attachment on a vehicle
An apparatus is provided for the alignment of an attachment relative to at least one adjacent structural part on the body side on a vehicle. For the improvement...
US-9,981,692 Carbon fiber reinforced polymer assembly
An impact absorbing assembly comprises a CFRP part including a first portion and a second portion that are connected by a metal bending hinge connector. The...
US-9,981,690 Target-based trailer backup collision mitigation
A backup assist system for a vehicle and trailer combination includes a vehicle steering system, a camera generating images of the trailer, and a controller....
US-9,981,686 Creep assist for steering management
Controlling a vehicle steering system includes determining a rack position of a rack needed to execute a maneuver. A minimum velocity allowing the desired...
US-9,981,662 Speed limiting comfort enhancement
A vehicle includes a speed detector detecting a vehicle speed, a brake system and a control system implementing a control mode including determining a threshold...
US-9,981,657 Autonomous vehicle parking and transition to manual control
A system of computers configured to perform particular operations or actions by virtue of having software, firmware, hardware, or a combination of them on the...
US-9,981,656 Vehicle parking assist system
A parking assist system for a vehicle is provided that includes a proximity sensor configured to sense a distance to an obstacle, a parking controller...
US-9,981,654 Methods and systems for surge control
Methods and systems are provided for improving surge control. When surge conditions are anticipated, motor torque usage is increased to discharge a battery to a...
US-9,981,651 Torque modification during an upshift in a hybrid vehicle
A control system is provided to account for differences in engine response times and motor response times during an upshift in a transmission. A vehicle...
US-9,981,649 System and method for controlling a brake system in a vehicle
A method for controlling a brake system in a vehicle includes providing a first non-friction braking torque for an axle of the vehicle when the vehicle has a...
US-9,981,644 Method and system for an aspirator for a brake booster
Methods and systems are provided for providing vacuum to a brake booster via an aspirator system. In one example, a system may include an aspirator system...
US-9,981,643 Method and system for an aspirator for a brake booster
Methods and systems are provided for providing vacuum to a brake booster via an aspirator system. In one example, a system may include an aspirator system...
US-9,981,631 Methods and systems for starting a vehicle
Systems and methods for selectively activating operation of one or more vehicle powertrain elements are presented. In one example, a propulsion source of a...
US-9,981,588 Vehicle seat with sealed inflation system
A vehicle seat includes a sealed inflation system having first and second inflation bladders interconnected by first and second supply lines for exchanging an...
US-9,981,585 Vertically deployable actuating vehicle armrest
A vehicle armrest includes a top member having a cushion and defining an upper surface. A bottom member is rotationally coupled to a bottom portion of the top...
US-9,981,582 Overmolded track for an integrated thigh-extension of a vehicle seat
A thigh-extension for a vehicle seat includes a metallic thigh-extension plate, an extension track defined by a low-friction resin overmolded onto the...
US-9,981,575 Armrest substrate having detachable elongated support bands
A collapsible vehicle armrest includes an armrest substrate extending between a door frame and a door trim and defining an opening therebetween. The opening has...
US-9,981,570 Ball bearing application for seat recliner disk mechanisms
A vehicle seat includes a seat base and a seat back rotationally connected at a pivot. The seat base is rotatable about the pivot between a plurality of...
US-9,981,533 Articulating closure mechanism for non-aligned closure panels
A liftgate/decklid assembly for a motor vehicle includes a liftgate panel hingedly connected to the vehicle to define a liftgate swing arc. A decklid panel is...
US-9,979,058 Battery thermal energy transfer assembly and method
An exemplary battery thermal transfer assembly includes a thermal interface material having a first side with a plurality of protrusions compressed against a...
US-9,976,936 Testing fixture for vehicle impact simulation
A fixture includes a vehicle body and a tube connected to the vehicle body. The tube has an axis, and the fixture includes a piston slideably disposed in the...
US-9,976,645 System and method of transferring heat between transmission fluid and coolant in oil pan
A system for transferring heat between a transmission fluid and a coolant in a transmission, such as in a motor vehicle, includes a transmission pump for...
US-9,976,625 Pendulum crank cycloid insert for pendulum crankshaft having integral carrier
A pendulum crankshaft for an internal combustion engine includes a pendulum crankshaft having pendulum crank cycloid inserts. The inserts may be formed from...
US-9,976,616 Pawl return spring with inactive coils
A pawl return spring includes a surface contacting portion adapted to contact a transmission housing. The surface contacting portion includes a first connection...
US-9,976,592 Automatic transmission shift cable clip
A shift cable clip for use in automatic transmission vehicles is described. In some embodiments, two clip segments encircle a circumference of a transmission...
US-9,976,543 Transmission for motor vehicle and method of pumping transmission fluid through the transmission
A transmission for a motor vehicle includes an input shaft, a transmission pump, a transmission sump and a pump-driving element, which is preferably a drive...
US-9,976,521 Method and system for exhaust gas recirculation system diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for on-board diagnostics of an exhaust gas recirculation system. In one example, a method may include dynamically estimating...
US-9,976,519 Confidence-modified exponentially weighted moving average filter for engine-off natural vacuum testing
Methods and systems are provided for conducting an engine-off natural vacuum test and filtering the output of the engine-off natural vacuum (EONV) test based on...
US-9,976,513 Piston with enhanced cooling and engine assembly employing the same
A piston of an internal combustion engine is provided and includes a piston skirt enclosing at least a portion of an underside of a piston crown. A cooling oil...
US-9,976,512 Internal combustion engine with direct injection and reduced particulate emissions
Methods are provided for an engine including modifying fuel injection timing based on engine operating conditions. A delay time period calculation may be based...
US-9,976,503 Method for estimating charge air cooler condensation storage and/or release with an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating water storage in a charge air cooler (CAC). In one example, an amount of water in charge air exiting the CAC may...
US-9,976,502 Methods and system for injecting water at different groups of cylinders of an engine
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an amount of water injected upstream of a group of cylinders based on a determined maldistribution of water among...
US-9,976,500 Method and system for selective cylinder deactivation
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a cylinder deactivation pattern to improve camshaft phasing. In response to a request for actuating a camshaft...
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