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US-9,133,757 Engine control system and method
Methods and systems are provided for purging condensate from a charge air cooler to an engine intake. During an engine deceleration event, airflow through a...
US-9,132,835 Enhanced crosswind compensation
A device may estimate crosswind by a vehicle controller according to driver steering inputs indicative of driver intention and crosswind disturbance inputs...
US-9,132,805 Unattended-vehicle engine-idling system
An unattended-vehicle engine-idling system controls a vehicle powertrain in a non-motive mode with the engine running. An ignition switch operables with a...
US-9,132,797 Non-symmetrical knee airbag
An exemplary knee airbag assembly may include an airbag cushion that has a first end and a second end. The airbag cushion may be inflatable from a stowed...
US-9,132,777 Motor vehicle equipped with dynamic floor section
A vehicle incorporates a storage area with a dynamic floor section. That dynamic floor section includes a plurality of interconnected panels that slide and fold...
US-9,132,745 Frequency based battery model parameter estimation
A hybrid powertrain system includes a battery and at least one controller. The at least one controller is configured to determine instantaneous battery power...
US-9,132,741 Method and system for controlling current flow through a power distribution circuit
An automotive vehicle capable of receiving power from a power distribution circuit including a power line and return line includes a controller disposed within...
US-9,132,740 Automotive exterior lamp assembly with charge port
An automotive vehicle capable of receiving power from a remote power source includes an exterior lamp assembly integrated with the vehicle. The lamp assembly...
US-D738,804 Vehicle wheel
US-9,130,487 Control strategy for an electric machine in a vehicle
A hybrid-electric vehicle and method of controlling a hybrid-vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes a traction battery, at least one electric-machine, and a...
US-9,130,298 Grommet assembly for vehicle body panel
A vehicle includes a body panel defining a pass-through, a grommet sealed against the body panel, an electrical connector having a surface defining a sleeve and...
US-9,129,528 Trailer active back-up assist with lane width HMI
A vehicle comprises a communication interface for enabling information to be communicated to a and from an occupant of the vehicle and a trailer back-up assist...
US-9,127,976 Method for determining crankcase breach and oil level
Embodiments for detecting crankcase breach are provided. In one example, a method includes indicating both crankcase ventilation system degradation and a...
US-9,127,968 Flexible optical impact detection sensor for front rail mounted airbag
A flexible optical impact detection sensor is mounted on an outboard portion of the front bumper for signaling an offset rigid barrier impact event to a forward...
US-9,127,799 Fluid conduit with variable flow resistance
A fluid-carrying conduit achieves variable resistance to flow. An elongate, hollow body casing has at least one chamber containing either a dilatant fluid or an...
US-9,127,755 Multiple clutch module
A multiple clutch module for an automatic transmission integrates at least two multi-plate wet clutches into a single module. Each of the clutches includes a...
US-9,127,663 Fluid heating apparatus and method
An apparatus for heating a fluid such as engine oil includes an auxiliary pump, a conduit connected to the auxiliary pump and provides fluid communication from...
US-9,127,626 Methods and systems for turbocharger control
Methods are provided for controlling a turbocharged engine having an additional throttle located between an intake manifold of the engine and an outlet of a...
US-9,127,607 Method for purging condensate from a charge air cooler
Methods and systems are provided for cleaning out condensate stored at a charge air cooler. In response to increased condensate accumulation at a charge air...
US-9,127,606 System for determining EGR degradation
A system for improving operation of an EGR system is presented. The system provides distinct models to estimate EGR temperature in response to a valve position....
US-9,127,605 Vapor recovery system purge valve and method
A canister purge valve, fuel vapor recovery system, and method are provided. The canister purge valve may include an inlet port configured to be coupled with an...
US-9,127,578 Crankcase integrity breach detection
Systems and methods for monitoring crankcase ventilation system integrity are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises indicating a crankcase...
US-9,126,642 Tailgate hinge assembly
A vehicle having a tailgate attached by hinge assemblies. The hinge assemblies have a pair of first hinge halves secured to a rear sill with a hinge leaf...
US-9,126,630 Corner node and assembly for pickup truck box
A corner node for reinforcing a portion of a truck box of a pickup truck is provided. The corner node may be disposed within a cavity defined by a cross member...
US-9,126,628 Lightweight vehicle beam
Several different cross sections of beam having more than four sides are disclosed that may form a central portion of a beam having end portions that have four...
US-9,126,591 Hybrid vehicle powertrain management system and method
A vehicle is provided with a powertrain including an electric motor, an internal combustion engine, and a turbocharger. The vehicle further includes a...
US-9,126,587 Hybrid vehicle drive control system and method for providing motor torque boost compensating for engine delay...
A vehicle control system including a combustion engine and an electric motor selectively provided torque to a transmission separately or in combination to meet...
US-9,126,570 Control of hydraulic brake system and method
A hybrid or electric vehicle includes a hydraulic brake system having an active vacuum booster with an active boost control valve actuated by at least one...
US-9,126,550 Sliding deflector assembly
A vehicle frame assembly is provided comprising a main rail. The vehicle frame assembly also includes a deflector assembly which has a front member having an...
US-9,126,535 Fender step for pick-up trucks
A dually pickup truck includes a rear axle having a dual-wheel assembly on an end of the axle and a fender positioned over a portion the dual-wheel assembly. A...
US-9,126,534 Automated camera wash for vehicles
A system to remove debris from a vehicle camera lens using washer fluid from the vehicle's washer system is disclosed. The system analyzes a captured image and...
US-9,126,515 Multi-contour bladder system
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base and a seat back. A cover stock is disposed over the seat back and the seat base. An inflatable bladder is...
US-9,126,508 Upper seatback pivot system
A vehicle seating assembly includes first and second side supports defining a seatback structure that is operable between upright and reclined positions. A...
US-9,126,504 Integrated thin flex composite headrest assembly
A vehicle headrest assembly includes a head restraint operably coupled to a vehicle seatback and having a head support surface. A flexible member includes a top...
US-9,126,477 Ductless cooling system for a vehicle power storage unit
A battery of a vehicle is cooled by air from a cabin of the vehicle. The air from the cabin flows underneath a rear seat of the vehicle and to the battery.
US-D738,551 Vehicle tail lamp bar
US-D738,550 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D738,549 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D738,278 Vehicle wheel
US-D738,270 Vehicle rear upper bumper cover
US-D738,269 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover insert
US-D738,268 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
US-9,125,028 Methods and apparatus for vehicle state control
A system includes a processor configured to receive a text message from a remote device including an instruction for a vehicle system. The processor is also...
US-9,125,020 Road trip vehicle to vehicle communication system
A method of coordinating a plurality of road vehicles includes obtaining information related to a first vehicle that is relevant to a road trip with which the...
US-9,124,124 System and method for reducing interference during wireless charging
A method is provided for reducing interference in an inductive charging system within a vehicle. The method includes inductively charging a device with an...
US-9,123,944 Battery cover assembly
An end-to-end cell connection system for a battery assembly uses a conductive interconnector with an inner portion welded to an end of one cell, a standoff...
US-9,123,251 Image system for automotive safety applications
An improved vision-based system generates object detection corresponding to different viewing areas based on vehicle speed. At lower vehicle speeds, the system...
US-9,122,775 Medical data acquisition and provision
A computer-implemented method includes determining a user account associated with a vehicle occupant. The method also includes detecting the presence of at...
US-9,122,567 User interface system and method
A system and method for controlling an electric-vehicle is provided. The system and method calculates a likelihood of arriving at a destination based on vehicle...
US-9,121,787 Method and system for diagnosing a vacuum system
A vacuum system diagnostic is disclosed. In one example, vacuum system leaks are diagnosed via a pressure reading of a vacuum reservoir. The approach may reduce...
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