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US-9,180,745 Pickup truck with provisions for gooseneck hitch
A pickup is adapted to facilitate installation of a gooseneck hitch by installation of a hitch frame between the frame rails under the pickup bed box and...
US-9,179,716 Adjustable front-opening hospital gown
A front-opening hospital gown includes first and second front panels. The first front panel overlaps the second front panel when the gown is worn by a patient....
US-9,178,371 Puddle light with status display
A puddle light for a motor vehicle, in particular for a battery-operated motor vehicle, wherein the puddle light projects the status of charge of a drive...
US-9,178,230 Fuel cell having perforated flow field
A fuel cell system includes a bipolar plate having a flow field formed therein. The flow field is partially defined by at least two adjacent channel portions...
US-9,178,220 Catalyst assembly including an intermetallic compound of iridium and tungsten
A catalyst assembly having a substrate including an intermetallic compound of W and Ir. The weight ratio of W to Ir is in a range between a first ratio and a...
US-9,178,219 Electrochemical device including amorphous metal oxide
In one or more embodiments, an electrochemical device includes a substrate having a substrate surface; an amorphous metal oxide layer supported on the substrate...
US-9,178,196 Packaging of thermistor in a battery assembly
A battery assembly having a plurality of battery modules capable of powering a traction motor of a vehicle. First and second end frames are provided on the...
US-9,175,966 Remote vehicle monitoring
A monitoring device receives an aerial image, data relating to a vehicle and a request for an image of the vehicle. The vehicle is located in the image. A...
US-9,175,883 Internal heat exchanger with integrated receiver/dryer and thermal expansion valve
A HVAC system including a multi-function unit for conditioning and controlling the flow of refrigerant. The multi-function unit may be contained within a...
US-9,175,783 Vacuum-actuated wastegate
Embodiments for vacuum generation are provided. In one example, a method comprises when boost is below a threshold, generating vacuum with an actuator in a...
US-9,175,748 Multi-speed transmission
A transmission gearing arrangement produces eleven forward speed ratios and one reverse speed ratio by selective engagement of three shift elements in various...
US-9,175,747 Multi-speed transmission
Transmissions with at least three gearing-arrangements with similar first and second gearing-arrangements that produce a number of transmissions having an...
US-9,175,733 Transmission clutch assemblies with squawk reduction techniques
The present disclosure relates to a vehicle transmission clutch assembly with squawk reduction techniques, having: a clutch component configured to rotate with...
US-9,175,661 Glow plug heater control
Methods and systems for operating a glow plug are disclosed. In one example, current supplied to a glow plug can be controlled to promote combustion stability...
US-9,175,660 Method for operating a vehicle
A method for operating a vehicle system is provided. The method includes activating a starter-generator rotationally coupled to a crankshaft output in an...
US-9,175,658 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle engine coupled to a stepped-gear-ratio transmission. One example method comprises, in response to a...
US-9,175,648 Intake system having a silencer device
An intake silencer device is described herein. The intake silencer device includes an outer housing and a plurality of sequential arranged expansion chambers...
US-9,175,642 Method and system for an intake humidity sensor
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an engine operating parameter based on an output of a humidity sensor during a compressor bypass valve event....
US-9,175,640 Liquid phase injection tip icing prevention
A fuel injector assembly is provided herein. The fuel injector assembly includes an insulated delivery conduit in fluidic communication with a fuel pump and a...
US-9,175,629 Methods and systems for providing transient torque response
A method and system for providing a suitable engine torque response during a transient condition is presented. In one example, when a desired inlet manifold...
US-9,175,626 Method and system for controlling engine vacuum production
A method for controlling engine vacuum production is disclosed. In one example, one or more air sources to an engine intake manifold are closed so as to...
US-9,175,625 Approach for engine control and diagnostics
Embodiments for an engine exhaust are provided. In one example, a method comprises adjusting a fuel injection amount based on a fractional oxidation state of a...
US-9,175,619 Method of inferring start-up misfires due to the build-up of ice and melt water in the intake system of a...
Methods are provided for determining ice formation during cruising under cold weather conditions at the intake manifold or throttle body of an engine system and...
US-9,175,616 Approach for controlling exhaust gas recirculation
Various embodiments related to controlling EGR in an engine are disclosed. In one embodiment, a first EGR amount is supplied to a cylinder at a first...
US-9,175,615 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing exhaust temperatures during high engine load conditions in engine systems configured to operate with multiple...
US-9,175,599 Method for operating an internal combustion engine with gas as a fuel
A method for operating an internal combustion engine is provided. The method comprises, during low and medium load conditions, introducing fuel from a fuel tank...
US-9,174,799 Beverage container holder
A beverage container holder having a receptacle, gripping members, and a membrane is disclosed. The membrane is disposed in openings located between a sidewall...
US-9,174,680 Formation in hollow extruded vehicle frame component for subassembly attachment and method of forming the same
A frame component of a vehicle, such as a header beam that couples between the A-pillars of a vehicle frame, includes an extruded hollow member having top and...
US-9,174,678 Twelve-cornered strengthening member
A strengthening member for an automotive vehicle comprises a twelve-cornered cross section including sides and corners creating internal angles and external...
US-9,174,649 Redundancy for automated vehicle operations
A vehicle sub-system controller is configured to receive a first message and a second message, wherein the first message includes at least a command for the...
US-9,174,647 Vehicle driver-model controller with energy economy rating adjustments
A controller with energy economy rating (EER) calibration logic is configured to adjust a look-ahead time and feed-forward mapping window for vehicle controls...
US-9,174,637 Methods and systems for torque control
Methods and systems are provided for improving surge control. When surge conditions are approached, a reference governor reduces engine airflow at a slower rate...
US-9,174,633 Methods and systems providing driveline braking
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, driveline braking may transition from regenerative braking to...
US-9,174,612 Viscous brake for driveline heating
Embodiments for heating a vehicle driveline are provided. One example method for a vehicle comprises heating a fluid with kinetic vehicle energy in response to...
US-9,174,600 Vehicle impact energy absorber
An impact absorbing device includes a plate and a panel having a panel thickness. An intermediate portion has a portion thickness and extends between the plate...
US-9,174,597 Electro-mechanical protector for vehicle latches during crash conditions and method for operating the same
The present invention relates to an electronic mechanical protector system for vehicle door latches during crash conditions, vehicle door equipped with such a...
US-9,174,595 Collision sensing and energy absorbing apparatus
An apparatus includes an enclosed body defining a chamber therein. The body includes a rearward portion, a forward portion opposite the rearward portion and a...
US-9,174,582 Cargo area retention system
A vehicular cargo retention system includes a first cargo retention rail pivotally coupled with a load floor. A second cargo retention rail is pivotally coupled...
US-9,174,575 Driver prompting braking system and method
A driver prompting braking system includes a detection device adapted to sense at least one object in front of the vehicle; a detection system interfacing with...
US-9,174,573 Method and system to coach driver of manual transmission vehicle
A coaching system for drivers of vehicles monitors the power dissipation of a manual transmission clutch and, when the energy dissipated during an event is...
US-9,174,571 Tilt switch and lighting assembly for a vehicle compartment
A vehicle compartment has a housing defining a space and an access door pivotally coupled to the housing for pivoting between an open position and a closed...
US-9,174,537 Fiber composite support for vehicular components
A vehicular instrument panel having a reinforcement that includes a plurality of chopped carbon fibers within a nylon resin, a substrate coupled to the...
US-9,174,259 Method and apparatus for sharp flanging and trimming sheet metal panels
A method and apparatus for forming flanges on a panel. The flanges may be weld flanges or hem flanges. The flanges stretch to reduce spring back and may be...
US-9,174,163 Hydrocarbon trap and method for manufacture
A hydrocarbon (HC) trap positioned in an intake conduit of an engine is provided. The HC trap includes a stack of consecutively layered polymeric sheets with at...
US-9,172,107 Composite proton conducting electrolyte with improved additives for fuel cells
Additives can be used to prepare polymer electrolyte for membrane electrode assemblies in polymer electrolyte fuel cells in order to improve both durability and...
US-9,169,966 Compression limiting clip for a bracket assembly
A bracket assembly includes a polymer bracket that has a first side, a second side, and an opening that extends between the first and second sides. A...
US-9,169,922 System and method for improving fuel economy of a vehicle powertrain
A controller for a vehicle may include communication channels and control logic. The communication channels may be configured to receive distance data from a...
US-9,169,901 Multiple speed transmission with integrated low range
A transmission gearing arrangement includes four simple planetary gear sets, a range selection clutch, and five other clutches including one brake. The...
US-9,169,834 Disengageable coolant pump for engine
A coolant pump includes a drive wheel, a driven wheel, and a coupling-control pump. The driven wheel is connected to a coolant impeller and coupled by a...
US-9,169,817 Fuel pump with metering valve
A method for operating a fuel pump is provided. The method may include decreasing a pump chamber pressure, passively opening a metering valve coupled to a pump...
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