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US-9,373,044 Trailer lane departure warning system
A lane departure warning system has a trailer detector for detecting that a trailer is attached to a vehicle, a lane boundary detector for detecting a position...
US-9,372,234 Detection method of current sensor faults in the e-drive system by using the voltage command error
Systems, apparatus, and methods detect a current sensor error in an FOC electric machine system. A voltage command is monitored to detect the presence of an ac...
US-9,371,903 Method for shifting a shift-by-wire transmission without engine power
A vehicle according to the present disclosure includes a shift-by-wire transmission, a pressure source configured to selectively provide hydraulic pressure in...
US-9,371,875 Ventilated brake rotors
A brake rotor for attachment to a wheel of a vehicle may include an outer friction member and an inner friction member. The brake rotor may further include a...
US-9,371,790 Methods and systems for controlling fuel injection
Various systems and methods are provided for controlling fuel injection to an engine. In one example, fuel injection timing of a cylinder of the engine is...
US-9,371,783 Method and system for improved dilution tolerance
Methods and systems are provided for expediting purging of LP-EGR from an air intake system during conditions of decreasing engine load. During a tip-out, an...
US-9,371,766 Engine-on time predictor for aftertreatment scheduling for a vehicle
A method to control a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) having a compression ignition engine includes operating the engine based on an engine-on request and...
US-9,371,094 Plastic panel attachment joint for fascia to fender execution
An attachment joint for attaching a first panel to a second panel includes a threaded bolt, a cooperating speed nut, and a support plate interposed between the...
US-9,371,074 Method of controlling aspirator motive flow
Methods and systems are provided for controlling an aspirator shut-off valve in an engine of a hybrid vehicle. One example method includes opening the aspirator...
US-9,371,071 Method for refueling motor vehicles
A computer-implemented method includes determining, via a vehicle computer, that a current fuel-tank fill-level matches a stored fill-level, stored prior to a...
US-9,371,066 Adjusting clutch slip based on sensed parameter of transmission shaft to control vehicle NVH
A vehicle powertrain includes a transmission and a clutch. The slip of the clutch is adjusted to a predefined target where a sensed parameter of a shaft of the...
US-9,371,050 Impact tubing for pedestrian protection sensor for automotive vehicle
A sensing and injury mitigation system for a vehicle to identify an object in an impact event is disclosed. The system includes an impact sensing unit...
US-9,371,048 Energy absorbing member for a bumper assembly of a vehicle
An energy absorbing member for a bumper assembly of a vehicle includes an open-celled foam. A magnetorheological fluid is disposed in the open-celled foam. A...
US-9,371,044 Vehicle panel and emblem
An emblem assembly for a vehicle having a number of attachment features such as two locating-pins, two opposing force clips, an orthogonal force clip, and an...
US-9,371,043 Vehicle trim panel having storage compartment with biased access openings
A vehicle trim panel is provided including a body. The body has a storage compartment, a first access opening to the storage compartment biased in a first...
US-9,371,039 Storage assembly with deployable layer
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a storage assembly, which includes a housing, a tray positioned within the housing and including first...
US-9,371,035 Lighted vehicle bin assembly and method of calibrating same
A lighted vehicle bin assembly that activates a light source based on motion and recalibrates a sensor is provided. The lighted vehicle bin assembly includes a...
US-9,371,033 Vehicle sunshade assembly
A sunshade assembly for a vehicle is provided herein. The sunshade assembly includes a housing and a light-producing assembly coupled to the housing. The...
US-9,371,004 Internal vehicle telematics data access
A nomadic device may connect to a vehicle computing system (VCS) and be configured to identify data element parameter information associated with a gauge to be...
US-9,371,000 Transmission having integrated transmission pump and accessory drive
A transmission includes provisions to mount two accessory drive units and to transmit power to the accessory drive units from an engine. The accessories are...
US-9,370,811 Method of calibrating an extruded straight tube
A method and tool for calibrating an extruded tube for use in a manufacturing operation. According to the method, the tube is stretched while in a clamping tool...
US-9,370,316 MRI estimation of contrast agent concentration using a neural network approach
The invention comprises systems, methods, and apparatus to correlate changes in MRI data with CA concentration, using an adaptive neural network In MRI...
US-9,369,830 Method and system for launching an application
A mobile device comprising at least one controller in communication with one or more transceivers. The one or more transceivers are capable of communication...
US-9,369,071 Discontinuous pulse width modulation
A discontinuous pulse width modulation technique is used in a controller to control an inverter that converts DC battery power to AC power to operate an...
US-9,368,845 Traction battery thermal plate with multi pass channel configuration
A traction battery assembly for a vehicle is provided. The traction battery assembly may include a plurality of battery cells and a thermal plate positioned...
US-9,368,841 Battery power capability estimation at vehicle start
A vehicle is disclosed comprising a battery and a controller. Projected battery impedance parameters are calculated based on predetermined parameter values and...
US-9,367,972 Method to adjust fuel economy readings for stored energy
Methods and systems are provided for compensating an instantaneous fuel economy reading for stored energy. One method comprises, when a vehicle undergoes a...
US-9,366,336 Transmission service warm-up feature
A service warm-up feature warms transmission fluid to normal operating temperature faster than normal idle without requiring continuous technician attention....
US-9,366,319 Multi-speed transmission
A transmission gearing arrangement has four simple planetary gear sets and five or six shift elements. One embodiment has three brakes and three clutches and...
US-9,366,298 Magnetically actuated clutch assembly
A clutch assembly includes a first clutch including a cam plate, a pocket plate and axially pivoting struts that driveably connect the plates for rotation in a...
US-9,366,279 Rivets with anti-rotational features
Semi-tubular self-piercing rivets and solid rivets are provided with surface features such as recesses or lobes. The recesses or lobes engage the panels that...
US-9,366,217 System and method for controlling engine restart operation to reduce resonance
A method and system for dealing with a change of mind event during an automatic shut-down of an engine 6 having a dual mass flywheel 8 is provided that reduces...
US-9,366,216 User interface for automatic start-stop system and method of controlling the same
Vehicles equipped with an automatic start-stop system may include an interface for conveying inhibitors preventing an engine from auto-stopping in addition to...
US-9,366,206 Fuel-air separator and pulse dampener
A fuel-air separator includes a chamber with an interior side-wall surface and adjacent interior top and bottom surfaces. An inlet of the fuel-air separator...
US-9,366,197 Methods and systems for determining a fuel concentration in engine oil using an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating a fuel concentration in engine oil in an engine crankcase. In one example, an engine controller may adjust...
US-9,366,178 Method and system for exhaust gas recirculation
Methods and systems are provided for an engine including a first turbocharger having a first compressor and a second turbocharger having a second compressor. An...
US-9,366,177 Supercharged internal combustion engine with two-channel turbine and method
A supercharged internal combustion engine comprising a two channel turbine fluidly connects the two channels within the turbine housing by virtue of at least...
US-9,365,404 Universal capless refueling funnel
A universal refueling funnel for a capless refueling system is provided. In one example approach the refueling funnel comprises a funnel body with a first...
US-9,365,245 Load management device
A bracket for protecting a flange of a body of a vehicle includes a first portion, a second portion, and a channel defined between the first and second...
US-9,365,242 Tubular vehicle roof pillar reinforcement
A pillar assembly for a vehicle includes an outer panel, a reinforcement and an inner panel. The outer panel extends from a roof to a rocker. The reinforcement...
US-9,365,218 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-9,365,211 Delay changing on/off state of engine during cruise control in a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine selectively coupled to the engine via a disconnect clutch. At least one controller issues commands...
US-9,365,209 Wheel torque disturbance suppression
A method for controlling restart of an engine in a hybrid electric powertrain, includes engaging a gear of a transmission, releasing a brake pedal, maintaining...
US-9,365,150 Loading rail and sliding block for a loading rail
A loading rail has a cross-sectional profile which is uniform over at least part of the length of said loading rail, has, on an upper side, a longitudinal...
US-9,365,143 Rear seat modular cushion
A vehicle seating assembly includes a composite support structure formed by a lower pressure compression mold and defines at least one open section. A...
US-9,365,142 Manual independent thigh extensions
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base. A seatback is operably coupled to a rear of the seat base. First and second independently moveable thigh...
US-9,365,116 Vehicle recharging station and support devices
The present disclosure relates to an electric vehicle, including: a connector configured to receive a charging plug; and an ejection mechanism positioned with...
US-9,365,115 System and method for vehicle power management
A power management system for a vehicle having wheels and an electric machine operable to provide torque to drive at least one of the wheels includes a first...
US-9,365,103 Torsion damper for hybrid electric transmission
A vehicle powertrain includes an engine, a torsion damper connected to the engine, a torque converter, a housing enclosing a clutch, a motor and gearing, and a...
US-9,365,096 Motor vehicle with drip resistant textured surface feature around body side opening above door
A motor vehicle has a body including a header margin at least partially defining a body side opening. The motor vehicle further includes a first door received...
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