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US-9,735,720 Electric motor torque control
A vehicle includes one or more inverter-fed electric machines such as permanent magnet synchronous motors. In response to a torque request, a controller issues...
US-9,733,658 Current protection for an electrical distribution component in an electrified vehicle
A primary current threshold is fit between an electrical capacity and electrical load for an electrical distribution component. When a first measured current...
US-9,733,138 Sensor packaging at output side of front wheel drive (FWD) transmissions
Various packaging designs for placement of a magnetic torque sensor at the output shaft of a front wheel drive transmission are provided. One design provides...
US-9,732,847 Transmission and hydraulic control system
A hydraulic control system for an automatic transmission with a torque converter includes two regulator valves controlled by a single variable force solenoid...
US-9,732,831 Self-tensioning member for a cable or rope
A tensioning assembly for a vehicle door includes a spring member disposed in the vehicle door and includes a sinusoidal configuration defined by a plurality of...
US-9,732,809 Electro-magnetic and centrifugal clutch
A clutch includes a first race, a second race, a pawl, a post, and a shoe. The second race defines a cam surface. The pawl is supported in the first race to...
US-9,732,719 Cold temperature engine start strategies
A method of starting a vehicle may include, in response to an expected driver entry, stroking a clutch configured to couple an engine to an electric machine for...
US-9,732,710 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-9,732,706 System and methods for regulating fuel vapor flow in a fuel vapor recirculation line
Methods and systems are provided for regulating the flow of fuel vapors exiting a fuel tank. In one example, a method for an engine may include adjusting an...
US-9,732,695 Method and system for supplying fuel to an engine
Methods and systems are presented for adjusting an amount of fuel supplied to an engine via port and direct fuel injectors during transient engine operating...
US-9,732,690 Method for estimating charge air cooler condensation storage and/or release with two intake oxygen sensors
Methods and systems are provided for estimating water storage in a charge air cooler (CAC). In one example, engine operation may be adjusted responsive to water...
US-9,732,689 Method and system for estimating fuel system integrity
Methods and systems are provided for operating a fuel system configured to deliver a gaseous fuel to an engine. While the engine is shutdown, diagnostic...
US-9,732,686 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-9,732,685 System and methods for preventing premature refueling shutoff
Methods and systems are provided for conducting a refueling operation. In one example, during the refueling event, fuel vapors may be routed from a fuel tank to...
US-9,732,682 Internal combustion engine which may be selectively operated by the two-stroke method or the four-stroke method...
Systems and methods are provided for operating an internal combustion engine in a two-stroke mode or a four-stroke mode to achieve greater fuel efficiency and...
US-9,732,669 Wastegate valve seat position determination
Various methods for compensating variation in the geometry and position of linkages and valve seats in wastegate assemblies are provided. In one example, a...
US-9,732,646 Systems and methods for opportunistic diesel particulate filter regeneration
Methods and systems are provided for opportunistic regeneration of a diesel particulate filter based on cloud based traffic information and navigation...
US-9,731,569 Trailer hitch
A trailer hitch includes a cross-vehicle beam and a receiver welded to the cross-vehicle beam. The cross-vehicle beam extends from a first end to a second end....
US-9,728,024 Fob with increased power level from hand-antenna coupling
A key fob includes a power amplifier including an output having an output impedance. A radio frequency antenna connected to the power amplifier output...
US-9,725,084 Methods and system for improving performance of a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for operating a driveline of a hybrid vehicle are described. The systems and methods may improve hybrid driveline performance so that a...
US-9,725,062 Seat arrangement with side airbag
A seat arrangement for a vehicle includes a side airbag. The seat arrangement includes a support frame to which the side airbag is fixed in position and which...
US-9,723,274 System and method for adjusting an image capture setting
An imaging system and method of a trailer backup assist system is provided and includes a camera having an image sensor. The camera is mounted on the rear of a...
US-9,722,229 Electric vehicle battery attachment assembly and method
An example method of connecting an electric vehicle battery includes welding a landing of a terminal to a bus bar, and pressing a landing of the terminal and...
US-9,719,470 Inlet manifold with water-transporting straws
An inlet manifold includes a plenum having a plenum floor and a plenum cover positioned next to the plenum floor, and at least one straw supported on and...
US-9,719,461 Bulkhead insert for an internal combustion engine
An engine includes a cylinder block defining at least one main bearing bulkhead adjacent to a cylinder, and a crankshaft rotatably housed within the block by a...
US-9,719,436 Method for pre-ignition control in a pre-delivery phase
Various systems and methods are described for controlling spark plug fouling and pre-ignition in a newly manufactured vehicle. One method comprises, during a...
US-9,719,412 Method and system for binary flow turbine control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the opening of a scroll valve of a binary flow turbine. Scroll valve adjustments are used at different engine...
US-9,718,498 Vehicular body structure
A vehicle body includes a roof panel and a first bodyside panel. The roof panel includes first and second side regions. The first bodyside panel includes top...
US-9,718,465 Bicycle stability control methods and systems
Methods, devices and apparatuses pertaining to stability control of a bicycle. A method may involve a control system associated with a bicycle monitoring one or...
US-9,718,359 Braking display system and method
A vehicle information display may include a split braking gauge for conveying information relating to braking operation and efficiency to assist drivers in...
US-9,716,787 Method and apparatus for cellular dead zone handling
A system includes a processor configured to receive coordinate information identifying an upcoming cellular dead zone on a vehicle route. The processor is also...
US-9,714,620 Methods and systems for improving boost response
Methods and systems are provided for improving boost response in a turbocharged engine. In one example, a method may include in response to a tip-out following...
US-9,714,613 Throttle adjustment during deceleration fuel shut off
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a throttle during deceleration fuel shut off (DFSO). In one example, a method may comprise controlling a position...
US-9,713,998 Corrugated passenger airbag
An airbag system includes an airbag. The airbag includes a face portion configured such that when the airbag is inflated; the face portion forms a corrugated...
US-D792,822 Vehicle front wheel lip molding
US-9,709,482 Methods and systems for humidity determination via an oxygen sensor
Methods are provided for determining ambient humidity based on outputs from an intake air or exhaust gas sensor. In one example, an oxygen sensor may be...
US-9,709,333 Multipurpose rack for processing parts through multiple manufacturing processes
A rack for simultaneously processing a plurality of parts includes a frame, a plurality of defined locations on the frame for receiving and holding individual...
US-9,709,164 Transmission component failure detection and avoidance
A method of operating a transmission includes measuring an output torque, estimating a gearbox input torque using a model, and estimating gearbox component...
US-9,709,065 System and method for a turbocharger driven coolant pump
Methods and a system are provided for powering a coolant pump to drive a coolant flow through a charge air cooler using exhaust gas-driven rotations of a...
US-9,709,007 Methods and systems for vehicle ambient hydrocarbon level monitoring
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a vehicle operation based on an output of a hydrocarbon sensor located in a canister vent line coupling a fuel...
US-9,709,006 Systems and methods for depressurizing a fuel tank
Methods and systems are provided for depressurizing a fuel tank prior to refueling the fuel tank. One example method includes adjusting a latchable refueling...
US-9,708,999 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling exhaust emissions by adjusting an injection profile for different fuels injected into an engine cylinder from...
US-9,708,996 Method and system for sampling intake manifold pressure
An engine system and method for improving sampling of a port throttle pressure sensor. In one example, the port throttle pressure sensor is sampled a plurality...
US-9,708,993 Method and system for exhaust catalyst warming
Methods and systems are provided for leveraging engine skip-fire operation during an engine cold-start to expedite catalyst heating. Based on the heat flux...
US-9,708,990 System and methods for fuel vapor canister flow
Methods and systems are provided for regulating the flow of fuel vapor in an evaporative emissions system. In one example, a method may include re-routing fuel...
US-9,708,974 Low-pressure EGR control during compressor bypass valve operation
A turbocharged engine system including a low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system and an intake oxygen sensor is described, along with methods for...
US-9,708,972 Method and system for binary flow turbine control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the opening of a scroll valve of a binary flow turbine. Scroll valve adjustments are used at different engine...
US-9,708,959 Filtering method for intermittent ultrasonic level sensors
Methods are provided for determining an exhaust fluid level in an exhaust fluid storage tank based on a signal, and a quality of the signal from an exhaust...
US-9,708,956 Emission control system and reductant injector
An emission control system for an engine is described herein. The emission control system includes a reductant injector extending into an exhaust conduit...
US-9,708,000 Trajectory planner for a trailer backup assist system
In one embodiment of the disclosed subject matter, a trailer backup assist system includes a state estimator that determines a current position of a trailer...
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