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US-9,321,345 Apparatus and method for joining a hydro-formed tube to an extrusion
An assembly is provided that includes a front end support frame and radiator support beam. The front end support frame has an end that defines an opening that...
US-9,321,337 Battery array rail assembly with tie bracket
A battery array according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a rail that supports a battery cell and a tie bracket...
US-9,321,327 Automotive vehicle and method for controlling power consumption of a compressor therein
A method for controlling power consumption of a compressor of an automotive vehicle climate system may include identifying an energy source providing energy to...
US-9,321,320 Ride performance optimization in an active suspension system
An active vehicle suspension system includes an active damping mechanism operatively coupled to a vehicle wheel and configured for controlling a damping force...
US-9,321,303 Road wheel ornament
A road wheel includes an outboard surface defining an orifice and a cavity. The road wheel additionally includes an ornament having a bottom surface and a key...
US-9,321,140 System for machine grinding a crankshaft
A machine grinding system is provided for machine grinding the main bearing journals, pin bearing journals, the post surface, gear-fit wall surface, and the...
US-9,321,090 Forming tools having textured surfaces
A manufacturing method forms components having a desired shape. A contoured surface is defined for a forming tool for forming a metal blank into the desired...
US-9,320,361 Apparatus and method for testing a climate controlled vehicle seat
A climate controlled seat test apparatus is provided. The test apparatus may have a pump arrangement configured to alter a pressure within a vicinity of a...
US-9,320,308 Adjustable front-opening hospital gown
An adjustable front-opening hospital gown includes first and second front panels having respective mating fasteners, a rear panel, and an orientation feature...
US-D754,889 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D754,563 Vehicle exterior
US-9,318,751 Traction battery assembly with spring component
A traction battery thermal plate assembly may include a structure having edge portions defining a cavity and configured to support a battery cell array, a...
US-9,316,198 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for pressurizing a transmission hydraulic circuit including a transmission mechanical pump coupled to an engine though a...
US-9,316,188 Direct-injection internal combustion engine with outwardly opening injection nozzle, and method for operating...
A direct-injection engine having a cylinder in which a combustion chamber is jointly formed by a piston crown of a piston, which is movable along the...
US-9,316,183 Air intake duct ice ingestion features
An engine system including an air intake duct positioned upstream of an engine cylinder may include an ice ingestion feature for retaining condensation. An ice...
US-9,316,172 Reducing enrichment due to minimum pulse width constraint
Methods and systems are provided for maintaining stoichiometry of an exhaust gas during operation of a fuel injector at a threshold pulse width. In response to...
US-9,316,162 Method of controlling a fuel supply system of an engine of a motor vehicle
A method of controlling a fuel supply system of an engine 10 of a motor vehicle 50 is disclosed in which an engine driven variable output high pressure fuel...
US-9,316,161 High pressure fuel pumps with mechanical pressure regulation
Methods are provided for operating a high pressure fuel pump to maintain one or more selectable, mechanically-regulated pressures. To reduce the cost and...
US-9,316,147 Determination of wastegate valve position
Various methods for determining the fully closed position of a wastegate valve are provided. In one example, a non-closed position command for a wastegate valve...
US-9,316,137 Method of operating a diesel engine system having LNT and SCR aftertreatment devices
A method of operating a diesel engine 10 having LNT 11 and SCR 13 aftertreatment devices arranged in series to receive exhaust gas from the engine is disclosed...
US-9,316,131 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-9,316,044 Tailgate rock guard structure for pick-up trucks
A structure attached to a tailgate of a loading bed of a vehicle includes a first planar portion that positions substantially over a gap created between the...
US-9,315,212 Trailer sensor module and associated method of wireless trailer identification and motion estimation
A method of identifying a trailer with a vehicle includes a step of transmitting a unique identifier with a wireless transmitter attached to the trailer. The...
US-9,315,190 Hybrid electric vehicle preferred mode
A vehicle may include a controller programmed to adjust operational parameters defining conditions during which the vehicle is to be operated in electric mode...
US-9,315,188 Methods and systems for driveline torque control
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, driveline oscillations are reduced during engine air-fuel ratio...
US-9,315,183 Brake pressure apply
A method for brake pressure apply in a hydraulic brake system includes commanding a cage clearance reduction phase and commanding a wheel control phase...
US-9,315,175 Automatic braking override system
A vehicle includes a vehicle-driver interface and an automated braking system. The automated braking system is configured to automatically apply vehicle brakes...
US-9,315,160 Securing a jack and a spare wheel to a vehicle
A vehicle includes a spare wheel, a jack and a jack wrench. The jack and a jack wrench are provided to raise the vehicle to allow a user to remove a damaged...
US-9,315,156 Vehicle and load floor for a vehicle
A vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes a load floor. The load floor is movable from a closed position to an open position in order to provide access to a...
US-9,315,145 Photoluminescent tailgate and step
A vehicle illumination apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a retractable step in connection with a panel of the vehicle. The retractable step...
US-9,315,130 Articulating head restraint
A head restraint includes a base bracket with support posts that are configured to easily engage a seatback during vehicle assembly and to provide an electrical...
US-9,315,087 Torsion profile for a twist beam axle and correspondingly equipped vehicle
A torsion profile for a twist beam axle of a vehicle is provided and includes a base body having an open hollow cross section. The body comprises first and...
US-9,314,878 Non-destructive aluminum weld quality estimator
An aluminum welding system includes a welding machine configured to weld a workpiece with an aluminum nugget and a measurement device configured to measure an...
US-D754,041 Vehicle front lower bumper cover protector
US-D754,039 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D754,038 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D754,037 Vehicle front lower grille
US-9,312,722 System and method for battery power management
A battery management system includes a battery pack and a controller. The controller is configured to receive pack terminal voltage and current data. In...
US-9,312,582 Apparatus and method for manufacturing a modular battery pack with fluid circulation tube and interleaved fins
A battery pack includes at least one serpentine fluid circulation tube that extends around part of the periphery of a plurality of electric cells. First and...
US-9,312,571 Traction battery thermal plate with flexible bladder
A traction battery thermal plate assembly may include a structure having edge portions defining a cavity and configured to support a battery cell array. A...
US-9,311,204 Proximity interface development system having replicator and method
A development system and method are provided for testing proximity sensor interfaces, such as a capacitive switch assembly which may be employed in an...
US-9,310,444 Battery testing system and method
A battery testing system according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a penetrating device and an impedance meter...
US-9,310,216 Method and apparatus for vehicle-based data gathering
A computer implemented method includes accessing a list containing one or more items for purchase. The method further includes receiving a vehicle location. The...
US-9,309,859 Method for controlling an ignition system of an internal combustion engine and an ignition system
A method for controlling an ignition system of an internal combustion engine, with which a device for the detection of misfires is provided, comprises operation...
US-9,309,840 Engine cooling system motor driven vacuum pump
Embodiments for monitoring fuel system degradation are provided. In one example, a method comprises driving a cooling fan with an electric motor in a vehicle,...
US-9,309,838 Methods and systems for indicating water at an oxygen sensor based on sensor heater power consumption
Methods and systems are provided for indicating water at an oxygen sensor based on power consumption of a heating element of the oxygen sensor. In one example,...
US-9,309,837 Methods and systems for EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for using compressor recirculation flow via a venturi to enhance low pressure EGR flow. The opening of a compressor...
US-9,309,836 Methods and systems for boost control
Methods and systems are provided for varying a proportion of compressed air recirculated to a compressor inlet from a location downstream of the compressor and...
US-9,309,794 System and method for monitoring engine oil pressure
A system and method for determining the oil pressure of an internal combustion engine is disclosed herein. The system and/or method may estimate the oil...
US-9,309,693 Striker cover for a vehicle
Striker cover for use with a vehicle closure. The striker cover having two cover pieces with coaxial pivot edges, that when contacted by a latch, pivot into a...
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