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US-9,309,445 Polymeric composition with intermixed color balloons
According to one or more embodiments, a polymeric article includes a polymeric composition which in turn includes a volume of polymer intermixed with a number...
US-9,308,909 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for improving engine restarts in a hybrid vehicle. In response to a wide-open pedal tip-in, maximum torque is rapidly provided...
US-9,308,908 Method of shifting a transmission
A method of down-shifting a transmission avoids output shaft oscillations by briefly increasing the torque capacity of an off-going element at the end of the...
US-9,308,904 Method for operating a hydraulic brake system
A method of operating a hydraulic brake system is described. A method of operating a hydraulic brake system of a motor vehicle having a mechatronic brake...
US-9,308,890 Reversible 3-point to 4-point seat belt system
A seat belt system for a vehicle that is reversible between a 3-point arrangement and a 4-point arrangement is provided. The seat and seat belt arrangement...
US-9,308,872 Roof rack for a vehicle
The invention relates to a roof rack (2) for a vehicle (K) comprising a front crossmember (3) and a rear crossmember (4), the crossmembers (3, 4) comprising...
US-9,308,842 Pyrotechnic fastener seat arrangement for unbelted occupant protection
A seat assembly including a seat pan that drops vertically in the event of a frontal impact event to help safeguard against the head of an unbelted seat...
US-9,308,836 Folding and reclining seat for vehicle
A folding and reclining seat that can be folded against the back wall of the interior of an extended cab or super cab pick up vehicle is disclosed. The seat may...
US-9,308,545 Method of pretreating aluminum assemblies for improved adhesive bonding and corrosion resistance
A system and a method for pretreating an aluminum assembly includes selecting a blank having a thin film pretreatment layer and a lubricant coating applied to a...
US-D753,870 Vehicle daytime running lamp cover
US-D753,854 Vehicle daytime running lamp
US-D753,562 Motor vehicle front bumper valance
US-D753,556 Motor vehicle front lower grille
US-D753,555 Vehicle front upper grille
US-9,307,012 Methods and apparatus for remote activation of an application
An application activation method includes interfacing a vehicle computing system with a remote device using an interface protocol. The method also includes...
US-9,306,983 Method and apparatus for communication between a vehicle based computing system and a remote application
A vehicle-based computing apparatus includes a computer processor in communication with persistent and non-persistent memory. The apparatus also includes a...
US-9,306,608 Method and apparatus for vehicle radio station privacy mode control
A system includes a processor configured to receive a request to enable a privacy screen. The processor is further configured to receive a privacy screen engage...
US-9,305,461 Method and apparatus for vehicle to vehicle communication and information relay
A system includes a processor configured to detect a primary vehicle emergency-state. The processor is also configured to determine that emergency-services...
US-9,305,453 Method and apparatus for extra-vehicular emergency updates following an accident
A system includes a processor configured to receive instructions from a vehicle computing system (VCS) to being reporting a mobile device location. The...
US-9,305,288 System and method for provisioning electronic mail in a vehicle
Systems and methods are disclosed for wirelessly communicating electronic mail messages at a vehicle. A computer processor is in communication with a memory...
US-9,304,846 Apparatus and method of error monitoring with a diagnostic module
A vehicle computer system configured to communicate with a mobile device, comprising a wireless transceiver configured to communicate with the mobile device....
US-9,304,386 Seal ring for pickup truck box camera in center high mount stop lamp
A camera assembly includes a light assembly lens having a camera aperture and a seal ring received and held in the camera aperture. In addition, the camera...
US-9,304,061 Methods and systems for diagnostics of an emission system with more than one SCR region
Methods and systems for controlling and/or diagnosing an emission control system of a vehicle having a first SCR region upstream of a second SCR region are...
US-9,303,716 Magnetorheological damping device for reduction or elimination of vibration in steering systems
A damping device for use with a rotatably-mounted steering shaft. The damping device comprises a magnetorheological material that can be embedded in an...
US-9,303,701 Method of controlling a transmission having an impeller clutch
Impeller speed, which is difficult to measure when a torque converter includes an impeller clutch, is estimated based on a known relationship among impeller...
US-9,303,650 Introduction of exhaust gas recirculation at a compressor blade trailing edge
Methods and systems are provided for injecting exhaust gases from an exhaust gas recirculation system proximate to a trailing edge of a compressor wheel of a...
US-9,303,613 Control of vehicle electrical loads during engine auto stop event
A vehicle includes an engine, an electrical load and a stop/start system. The stop/start system selectively auto stops the engine when a speed of the vehicle is...
US-9,303,607 Fuel pump with quiet cam operated suction valve
A fuel system including a high pressure fuel pump with a quiet fuel metering valve is disclosed. In one example, the quiet fuel metering valve may be cam...
US-9,303,599 Fuel system control
Methods are provided for reliving excess vacuum from a fuel tank. In response to elevated fuel tank vacuum levels, a canister purge valve is opened to dissipate...
US-9,303,592 Crankcase ventilation tube disconnect detection via humidity sensor
Methods and systems are provided for detecting degradation of a crankcase ventilation tube. Humidity sensed from a humidity sensor in the crankcase ventilation...
US-9,303,583 Robust direct injection fuel pump system
A method for a PFDI engine may comprise, during a first condition, comprising direct-injecting fuel to the PFDI engine, estimating a fuel vapor pressure, and...
US-9,303,581 Systems and methods for injecting gaseous fuel during an exhaust stroke to reduce turbo lag
Methods and systems are provided for injecting and combusting an amount of gaseous fuel during an exhaust stroke of a cylinder combustion event in order to...
US-9,303,580 Detection of diesel fuel gelling
A method for diagnosing a performance issue in a vehicle system having a diesel engine, a fuel system, and an on-board diagnostic system. The method includes...
US-9,303,577 Method and system for engine cold start and hot start control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling exhaust emissions by adjusting an injection profile for fuel injected into an engine cylinder from a plurality...
US-9,303,576 Method for controlling an engine
Methods and systems for controlling an engine that may be automatically stopped and started are presented. In one example, a method adjusts an amount of current...
US-9,303,570 Method and device for controlling a starting process of a motor vehicle
Methods and systems for controlling an engine that may be automatically stopped and started are presented. In one example, a compressor is activated from a...
US-9,303,561 Turbocharger compressor noise reduction system and method
A turbocharger and a method are disclosed. The turbocharger includes a casing having an inlet end and an outlet end. A flow passage within the casing may have a...
US-9,303,557 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-9,303,556 Method for operating a turbocharger arrangement and control unit for a turbocharger arrangement
A method for operating a turbocharger arrangement of an internal combustion engine, the turbocharger arrangement comprising a low-pressure and a high-pressure...
US-9,303,534 Cylinder valve system and method for altering valve profile
A cylinder valve system in an engine is provided. The cylinder valve system includes a first oil pressurized bore corresponding to a cylinder valve and in...
US-9,303,437 Closure assembly incorporating an integrated articulating closure hinge and cover
A closure assembly is provided including a closure having a closure hinge, a closure hinge cover and a linkage between the closure and the cover. When the...
US-9,302,719 Integrated stepgate and handle assembly
An integrated stepgate and handle assembly includes a tailgate, a displaceable ladder carried on the tailgate, a displaceable handle carried on the tailgate and...
US-9,302,716 Compensator assembly for a vehicle frame
A compensator assembly for a vehicle frame includes a base member having a clip engaging a first frame component spaced from a second frame component. An...
US-9,302,706 Articulated connection for transferring a steering movement onto a vehicle wheel
An articulated connection can be used to transfer a steering movement to a vehicle wheel. The articulated connection can include an axle journal and a steering...
US-9,302,657 Method for operating a hydraulic brake system
A method for operating a motor vehicle hydraulic braking system having at least one electric motor-operated braking pressure generator. The output power of the...
US-9,302,645 Integrated slide adjustable pivoting seat belt webbing guide
A seat belt guide assembly for a vehicle includes a webbing guide defining a slot for slidably receiving a seat belt web, a pivot mounted to the webbing guide,...
US-9,302,644 Reversible 3-point to 4-point seat belt system
A seat belt system for a vehicle that is reversible between a 3-point arrangement and a 4-point arrangement is provided. The seat and seat belt arrangement...
US-9,302,643 Vehicle seating assembly with side airbag deployment
A vehicle seating assembly having a first trim piece including a flange having a first side with intermittently-spaced elongate protrusions and a second side...
US-9,302,642 Vehicle roof support structure including side curtain air bags
A roof rail assembly for a vehicle that includes a body side outer and an interior trim piece connected to the body side outer. The body side outer and the...
US-9,302,631 Method for retaining automotive trim panel to inner panel
A serviceable safety clip for retaining an automotive trim panel to an inner panel. The serviceable safety clip includes a pin secured to the trim panel,...
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