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US-9,840,985 Fuel vapor line diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing fuel vapor leaks due to un-latching of quick connectors in interfaces of a fuel vapor system. In one example, a...
US-9,840,976 Method and system for knock control
Methods and systems are provided for improving engine knock tolerance, in particular when rapidly ramping in LP-EGR from low levels of EGR. Until a desired...
US-9,840,975 Method and system for secondary fluid injection control in an engine
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the amount of secondary fluid being injected into an engine. In one example, a method may include adjusting an...
US-9,840,974 Method and system for engine torque control
Methods and systems are provided for improving vehicle torque control accuracy. Data points of an engine torque data set are adjusted en masse by an on-board...
US-9,840,971 Variable displacement engine control system and method
Methods and systems are provided for improving the performance of a variable displacement engine. Split injection and spark retard may be used in active...
US-9,840,961 Cylinder head of an internal combustion engine
An engine is provided with a cylinder head defining a coolant jacket therein that is formed from a series of passages interconnected by a series of curved...
US-9,840,943 Method and system for variable cam timing device
Methods and systems are described for an engine with a cam torque actuated variable cam timing phaser. Phaser positioning control is improved by reducing...
US-9,840,859 Sliding door for motor vehicles
A motor vehicle sliding door can be moved by a sliding movement between open and closed positions, wherein, in order to lock the sliding door in the open...
US-9,840,858 Deployable hood release handle
A motor vehicle hood latch mechanism comprises a latch assembly including a primary latch and a secondary latch. The secondary latch restrains the hood in a...
US-9,840,303 Folding bicycle
A folding bicycle has a main-frame with a bottom bracket, crank, pedals, and a seat post. A front is attached to the main-frame by a front hinge having an axis...
US-9,840,289 Truck bed spacer
A crush-tube assembly for securing a truck bed to a frame of a vehicle. The crush-tube assembly includes a first hole defined by the truck bed, a crush-tube...
US-9,840,288 Geometric/mechanical isolation of aluminum to steel joining at trim edges for corrosion protection
A joint for a motor vehicle body comprises a first structural member fabricated from aluminum attached to a second structural member fabricated from steel. The...
US-9,840,287 Fluid management system for a windshield wrapped vehicle pillar
A vehicle having a fluid management trim system includes a windshield supported along a lower edge by a cowl, along an upper edge by a roof, and along a side...
US-9,840,282 Collision counter measure structure attached to a sub-frame including a leg that contacts a frame rail
A collision countermeasure apparatus includes an impact absorbing body attached to an outboard side of a sub-frame and a rigid link. The rigid link is attached...
US-9,840,281 Twelve-cornered strengthening member
A strengthening member for an automotive vehicle comprises a twelve-cornered cross section including sides and corners creating eight internal angles and four...
US-9,840,280 Motor vehicle subframe
A vehicle subframe for supporting wheel suspension elements and for mounting a stabilizer extending in a vehicle transverse direction. The subframe including...
US-9,840,279 Removable steering-wheel assembly for an autonomous vehicle
A steering-wheel assembly includes an actuator, an actuator controller, a steering wheel, an attachment, and a data connector (referred to hereinafter as a...
US-9,840,278 Illuminated vehicle control management pushbutton knob
A control system for a vehicle includes a steering system, an input including a rotatable rotary element, and a controller. The controller receives a trailer...
US-9,840,275 Method and system for detecting steering wheel contact
In accordance with various exemplary embodiments, the present disclosure describes methods and systems for detecting steering wheel contact by a user. A test...
US-9,840,246 Vehicle component impact deflector
A deflection assembly for a vehicle including a vehicle component to be fastened or connected to a vehicle body. A connecting member extends through the vehicle...
US-9,840,240 Trailer backup aid speed limiting via braking
A trailer backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer is provided herein. The system includes a brake system and a steering system of the vehicle. A...
US-9,840,230 Apparatus and method for controlling a restricted mode in a vehicle
An apparatus for controlling a restricted mode is provided. The apparatus includes a controller that is configured to receive a first input from a primary...
US-9,840,221 Grab handle bracket
An A-pillar grab handle attachment bracket configured to connect a grab handle to an A-pillar structure of a motor vehicle is disclosed. The bracket comprises a...
US-9,840,193 Vehicle lighting assembly
A vehicle is provided herein that includes a door coupled to a body structure of a vehicle. The door is movable between a first and a second position to provide...
US-9,840,191 Vehicle lamp assembly
A lamp assembly is provided herein. The lamp assembly includes first and second light sources disposed in a housing. The first and second light sources emit...
US-9,840,188 Vehicle badge
A badge for a vehicle is provided herein. The badge includes a substrate attached to a housing. The housing has a viewable portion. A first light guide is...
US-9,840,171 Adjustable firmness vehicle seat
A vehicle seat is provided herein. The vehicle seat includes a cushion disposed within a seating member having at least one inflatable first bladder for...
US-9,840,161 Circuit and method for detection of battery cell degradation events
A battery management system for a vehicle includes a controller configured to, in response to a rate of change of voltage during discharge of a battery cell...
US-9,840,145 Fuel tank with stiffening ribs in a pocket for the fuel filter
An improved fuel tank is disclosed that includes a plurality of recessed ribs formed in the fuel tank adjacent a fuel filter. The fuel filter is received in a...
US-9,840,128 Vent adjusting system
A vehicle air vent system may include a vehicle air vent having an airflow mechanism configured to control the direction of airflow therefrom, a user interface...
US-D805,266 Dust collector
US-D805,148 Sports equipment locker
US-9,839,098 Light assembly operable as a dome lamp
According to one aspect of the present invention, a light assembly of a vehicle is provided herein. The light assembly includes an array of light sources and a...
US-9,836,060 Trailer backup assist system with target management
A trailer backup assist system is provided herein. A camera captures images of a trailer connected to a vehicle. A display has a screen for displaying captured...
US-9,835,516 Adaptor for a capless fuel tank filler pipe
Methods and systems are provided for an adaptor for a capless filler pipe of a fuel tank for leak detection testing of a vehicle. In one example, the system may...
US-9,835,465 Method for operating an autonomous vehicle on a courier route
A method for operating a motor vehicle when the driver thereof needs to accomplish a series of tasks (such as delivery and/or pick-up of items) along a route...
US-9,835,208 Clutch engagement for a transmission when in park
A transmission includes a first hydraulic clutch, a second hydraulic clutch, a third hydraulic clutch, a pump and a controller. The first, second, and third...
US-9,835,197 Pinion assembly preloading system
The present disclosure relates to pinion assembly preloading systems and methods of operation. Disclosed are systems including a press actuator that applies an...
US-9,835,128 Spark plug fouling detection for ignition system
A method for determining a level of spark plug fouling and providing an indication to change the spark plugs of an ignition system is provided. The method...
US-9,835,115 Common shut-off valve for actuator vacuum at low engine power and fuel vapor purge vacuum at boost
Methods and systems are provided for generating vacuum via an ejector arranged in a compressor recirculation flow path and an aspirator arranged in a throttle...
US-9,835,111 Method and device for operating an internal combustion engine
The disclosure relates to a method for operating an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders, the method comprising, during one working cycle,...
US-9,835,110 Method and system for selecting a cylinder for engine starting
A method and system for improving starting of an engine is presented. In one example, the method selects a first cylinder to receive fuel since engine stop the...
US-9,835,103 Method and system for improving engine starting
An engine system and method for improving engine starting are disclosed. In one example, engine port throttles are adjusted differently during automatic and...
US-9,835,101 System and method for selective cylinder deactivation
Embodiments for operating an engine with skip fire are provided. In one example, a method comprises during a skip fire mode or during a skip fire mode...
US-9,835,100 Methods and systems for open loop and closed loop control of an exhaust gas recirculation system
Methods and systems are provided for estimating exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) flow in an engine including an EGR system. In one example, a method may include...
US-9,835,082 Method and system for improving turbocharger efficiency
Methods and systems are provided for enhancing turbocharger performance for a boosted engine system configured to operate with a pattern of deactivated...
US-9,835,060 Thermostatic bypass valve
A thermostatic bypass valve functions to regulate fluid temperature and also to act as a pressure relief valve using a single valve bore. The poppet valve...
US-9,834,978 Power door system for a motor vehicle
A power side door system for a motor vehicle includes a vehicle side door connected to a vehicle body and an actuator for displacing the side door between an...
US-9,834,974 Automotive door power assist
An automated door system includes a door pivotally coupled to a vehicle body at a hinge axis defined by at least one hinge assembly. A power assist device is...
US-9,834,964 Powered vehicle door latch and exterior handle with sensor
A vehicle door includes a powered latch configured to selectively retain the door in a closed position when the powered latch is latched, and permits the door...
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