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US-9,854,209 Display system utilizing vehicle and trailer dynamics
A vehicle and trailer display system is disclosed. The display system includes a plurality of imaging devices disposed on the vehicle, each having a field of...
US-9,854,061 Method and apparatus for handling application triggering events
A system comprises a processor configured to subscribe to a broadcast of vehicle-related state changes. The processor is also configured to detect at least one...
US-9,853,544 Switching overlap avoidance system for controlling power supply system
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, controlling a power supply system to avoid an over-voltage...
US-9,853,435 Busbar thermal management assembly and method
An exemplary busbar assembly includes a first layer, and a second layer having a portion that contacts the first layer and a portion that is spaced from the...
US-9,853,371 Brazed ground terminal for non-ferrous vehicle components
A method of manufacturing a grounding connection is disclosed that comprises assembling a non-ferrous grounding connector to a non-ferrous part, and melting...
US-9,853,337 Battery thermal management system including bimetallic member
A battery thermal management system according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a bimetallic member moveable...
US-9,853,314 Relief design for fuel cell plates
Flow field plates in solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells can be subject to ice blockages in certain areas during freeze start-up, e.g. the backfeed ports and...
US-9,853,303 Centrifugal water separator for a fuel cell system
A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack in fluid communication with a separator. The separator has a first portion and a second portion forming a chamber....
US-9,853,277 Bus bar assembly including biased bus bar
An assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a plurality of battery cells and a bus bar assembly...
US-9,853,263 Battery assembly including structural foamed materials
A battery assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a battery array and a foam shell that surrounds the...
US-9,853,262 Battery pack retention assembly and retention method
An exemplary assembly includes an extrusion providing a channel that receives a portion of a battery cell frame. The extrusion is securable to a support to...
US-9,852,628 Vacant parking spot notification
A vacant parking spot notification system for a vehicle includes a controller that, in response to receiving a user initiated signal indicative of the user's...
US-9,852,429 Method and system for generating a global representation of a product definition
A method or system that receives a product definition that includes a feature family having data defining one or more product features. The product definition...
US-9,851,212 Route generation using road lane line quality
A method for routing a vehicle includes identifying one or more driving routes between a current location of a vehicle and a destination. The method includes...
US-9,851,068 Light-emitting diode lamps with thermally conductive lenses
A light-emitting diode (LED) lamp is provided that includes: an LED source coupled to a housing; and a lens over the source and coupled to the housing. The...
US-9,850,965 Method for operating an automatic start/stop system in a vehicle utilizing a fluid launch clutch
A system and method for operating a vehicle equipped with an automatic stop and start system is disclosed. The vehicle includes an internal combustion engine,...
US-9,850,961 Clutch pedal system and master cylinder for a clutch pedal system of a vehicle
The clutch pedal system for a vehicle, such as a motor vehicle, is disclosed. The clutch pedal system includes a pedal carrier having a fastening region...
US-9,850,898 Gerotor pump for a vehicle
A gerotor pump is provided with a body defining a chamber with cylindrical wall sections and having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, and a cover. An internally...
US-9,850,853 Estimating vehicle fuel Reid vapor pressure
Methods and systems are provided for estimating fuel volatility. During a vehicle-off condition following a refueling event, fuel volatility may be estimated by...
US-9,850,843 User interface with stop-start benefit metric
A vehicle according to the present disclosure includes an engine configured to autostop and autostart during a drive cycle. The vehicle additionally includes a...
US-9,850,839 System and method for hill ascent speed assistance
A method and apparatus to assist a vehicle ascending a hill are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a trailer connection component configured to determine...
US-9,850,832 System and methods for preventing hydrocarbon breakthrough emissions
Methods and systems are provided for performing fuel vapor canister purging operations during engine off conditions. In one example, a method may include,...
US-9,850,831 Method and system for engine speed control
Methods and systems are provided for engine speed flare control in an engine system having multiple staged charge boosting devices. In one example, during an...
US-9,849,883 Off-road autonomous driving
A vehicle system includes a processor with access to a memory storing instructions executable by the processor. The instructions include determining whether an...
US-9,849,806 Current based six step control
A vehicle powertrain includes a DC-DC converter and a controller. The DC-DC converter is coupled between a traction battery and an inverter for an electric...
US-9,849,744 Leaf spring bearing and vehicle wheel suspension containing same
A leaf spring bearing for a vehicle with a transverse leaf spring. The leaf spring bearing includes an upper bearing block and a lower bearing block between...
US-9,848,519 Power module assembly and manifold
A vehicle power module assembly including an array of frames each defining a passthrough and step is provided. The frames may be stacked such that the...
US-9,848,447 Method and system for emergency notification
Method and apparatus for notifying an emergency responder of a vehicle emergency. Communication is established with a cellular telephone located within the...
US-9,845,832 Vehicle transmission and method of assembling vehicle transmission
A vehicle transmission includes a transmission shaft, a friction element assembly mounted on the transmission shaft, a piston assembly for actuating the...
US-9,845,780 Annulus nozzle injector with tangential fins
Methods and systems are provided for direct fuel injection. In one example, a fuel injector system includes a needle, a plurality of tangential fins coupled to...
US-9,845,751 Method and system for improved dilution tolerance
Methods and systems are provided for improving combustion stability, in particular during transient operations such as tip-out to lower load conditions, when...
US-9,845,750 Method and system for exhaust gas heat recovery
Methods and systems are provided for exhaust gas heat recovery at a split exhaust gas heat exchanger. Exhaust gas may flow in both directions through an exhaust...
US-9,845,749 System and methods for diagnosing soot accumulation on an exhaust gas recirculation valve
Methods and systems are provided for determining changes in a flow area of an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve for EGR flow estimates due to soot...
US-9,845,745 EVAP system with valve to improve canister purging
Systems and methods are provided for an evaporative emissions control system. In one example, a system for an engine may comprise a fuel vapor canister, a...
US-9,845,717 Systems and methods for managing diesel exhaust fluid stratification
A method for an exhaust system is provided, comprising adjusting reductant injection responsive to a reductant concentration, the reductant concentration based...
US-9,843,069 Battery capacity degradation resolution methods and systems
A vehicle can include a traction battery and a controller in communication with the battery to determine the battery state using sensed battery electrode...
US-9,842,447 System and method for range-boosted key fob
A vehicle key fob is provided having a module for wirelessly communicating with an associated mobile device, a dedicated input device for initiating a mobile...
US-9,842,444 Phone sleeve vehicle fob
A system and method for remotely communicating with a vehicle using a mobile communication device and a sleeve associated with the mobile communication device....
US-9,842,263 Inter-vehicle authentication using visual contextual information
Authentication of vehicles in preparation for V2V communication includes vehicle A taking a picture of vehicle B (V.sub.A) and vehicle B taking a picture of...
US-9,841,970 Vehicle control update methods and systems
A vehicle can include methods and systems to update controls in vehicle modules. The systems and methods can include receiving a control update for a receiving...
US-9,841,765 Curb detection for vehicle parking
Systems and methods for curb detection for parking are disclosed. An example vehicle parking assist system includes a processor and memory. An example program...
US-9,841,467 Methods and systems for detecting vehicle charging system faults
A vehicle may include a vehicle charging system having an alternator operatively coupled to an engine and a controller. The controller may be programmed to...
US-9,841,357 System for sensing particulate matter
Methods and systems are provided for sensing particulate matter in an exhaust system of a vehicle. An example system comprises a particulate matter sensor...
US-9,841,098 Transmission with fluid distributing clutch hub
A clutch hub is splined to a planetary ring gear and a second rotating element, coupling the two elements. The spline defines a number of axial fluid...
US-9,841,076 Cushion module for assessing comfortability
A cushion module is provided herein and includes a mounting manifold and a retaining plate. An array of pneumatic assemblies is coupled to and disposed between...
US-9,841,073 Ventilated brake rotors
A brake rotor for attachment to a wheel of a vehicle may include outer and inner friction members, and a plurality of fin elements connecting the outer friction...
US-9,841,072 Damped brake components and methods of manufacturing the same
A brake component for a motor vehicle may include a body and at least one cable positioned within the body. The at least one cable may include a plurality of...
US-9,841,041 W-shaped winged spring clip with integral 4-way locator
A spring clip includes a body having (a) a base, (b) a support post carried on the base, (c) a first cantilever bar carried on the support post, (d) a second...
US-9,840,994 Annulus nozzle injector with tangential fins
Methods and systems are provided for direct fuel injection, wherein a fuel injector comprises an injector needle coupled to a frustum shaped nozzle. During a...
US-9,840,989 Soft engine cover for intake manifold
A cover for an engine assembly of a motor vehicle is attached at one end by a hinge and at the other end by sockets interlocking with engine projections. The...
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