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US-9,897,060 Injector arrangement for an internal combustion engine
Methods and systems are provided for an injector arrangement for an internal combustion engine. In one example, an injector arrangement may include an actuator...
US-9,897,050 Air filtration system for an engine
An air filtration system (100) for an engine. The air filtration system (100) includes a main filter assembly (102) configured to filter air from a first dirty...
US-9,897,039 Head gasket having variable area coolant openings
An engine assembly is provided herein. The engine assembly includes a head gasket interposing a cylinder block and a cylinder head, the head gasket comprising a...
US-9,897,030 Methods and systems for an oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for accurately learning the zero point of an intake gas oxygen sensor during selected engine no-fueling conditions. The learned...
US-9,897,027 Methods and systems for adjusting EGR based on an impact of PCV hydrocarbons on an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating an impact of PCV hydrocarbons on an output of an intake oxygen sensor. In one example, a method may include...
US-9,897,023 System and method for operating a transmission power take off
Methods and systems for operating a vehicle powertrain that includes an engine and a transmission including a power take off output are presented. In one...
US-9,897,020 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing a spark plug soot load and a combustion chamber soot load by controlling spark plug timing while injecting water...
US-9,896,992 Pressure-charged combustion engine having a double-flow turbine and grouped cylinders
Methods and systems are provided for a pressure-charged combustion engine having at least one cylinder head comprising at least two cylinders. In one example, a...
US-9,896,991 Exhaust-gas-turbocharged internal combustion engine having at least two turbines and switchable outlet...
Systems and methods are provided for controlling boost pressure in an engine system with a parallel turbocharger. One example method includes, responsive to a...
US-9,896,987 Controller for exhaust heat conversion to heat and electricity
An exhaust gas heat recovery system for a vehicle is configured to selectively distribute a fluid heated by engine exhaust to a first path for generating...
US-9,896,868 Vehicle hinge assembly and method of operating the same
In one or more embodiments, a hinge assembly is provided to a vehicle including first and second parts with the first part including a hinge aperture, where the...
US-9,896,130 Guidance system for a vehicle reversing a trailer along an intended backing path
A guidance system for a vehicle reversing a trailer is provided. The system includes a display and a controller configured to generate a steering icon on the...
US-9,896,126 Jackknife detection for vehicle reversing a trailer
A backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer includes a hitch angle sensor providing a measured hitch angle of the trailer. The system also includes...
US-9,896,089 Methods and systems for adjusting engine operation based on weather data
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting engine operation based on wirelessly received weather data in conjunction with engine sensor outputs. In one...
US-9,896,079 Control and delivery of hydraulic fluid in vehicle braking system
A braking system in a hybrid vehicle is provided. The braking system includes a master cylinder having a first outlet, a second outlet, and a piston disposed...
US-9,896,071 Automatic brake hold with low speed maneuverability
A transportation vehicle has an autohold selector, such as a push button switch or other human-machine interface (HMI). A gear selector in the vehicle includes...
US-9,896,032 Folding mirror apparatus and method for improving fuel efficiency
A folding mirror apparatus and related method are provided for improving the fuel efficiency of a motor vehicle. That folding mirror apparatus includes a first...
US-9,896,031 Spatial auditory alerts for a vehicle
A vehicle includes a plurality of sensors including exterior sensors. Vehicle signals, such as those derived from sensors, are processed to detect alertable...
US-9,896,029 Vehicle components utilizing detectable layers
A vehicle is provided that includes an external body panel that includes a license plate positioned on the external body panel. A lighting assembly is disposed...
US-9,896,023 Vehicle rear lighting assembly
A backup lamp is provided herein. The backup lamp includes a housing and a lens. A plurality of light sources is disposed in upper and lower positions of the...
US-9,896,020 Vehicle lighting assembly
A lighting assembly for a vehicle is provided herein. The lighting assembly includes first and second sets of light sources disposed on a bumper of the vehicle....
US-9,896,018 Locking cargo tie-down
A retaining apparatus includes a base member having a first protrusion engaging an edge of a fixed plate and a floating hinge connected to the base member. The...
US-9,895,965 Passively controlled dual-state vacuum switchable mount
Methods and systems are provided for a dual state hydromount in order to passively introduce air underneath a decoupler such that the stiffness of the air...
US-9,895,948 Spring isolators and suspension systems incorporating same
A spring isolator for a wheel suspension may include a first side configured to rest on a spring plate of the suspension. The spring isolator may also include a...
US-9,895,945 Trailer backup assist system with hitch assist
A hitch assist system is provided herein. An imaging device captures images of a scene rearward of a vehicle. A controller processes captured images and is...
US-9,894,601 System and method for dynamic wireless carrier swap system
A vehicle carrier swap system includes a controller that, in response to a notification indicating first public land mobile network (PLMN) access signal quality...
US-9,894,492 System and method for determining mobile device location relative to vehicle cabin
Embodiments include a vehicle comprising a plurality of antennas positioned at locations inside and outside a vehicle cabin, each antenna being in wireless...
US-9,894,491 Context-based wireless network link access prioritization system
A vehicle wireless network access system includes a wireless connection switch disposed within a vehicle and configured to, in response to receiving a data...
US-9,893,825 System and method for sharing preset radio stations using a wireless network
Embodiments provide a vehicle comprising a wireless transceiver for transmitting a request for radio presets to a plurality of vehicles within a predetermined...
US-9,893,698 Method and apparatus for processing audio signals to adjust psychoacoustic loudness
A method and apparatus for processing audio signals in an entertainment system from at least one audio source modify audio signals during playback by the...
US-9,893,697 System and method for selective volume adjustment in a vehicle
Systems and methods for automatically adjusting volume in a vehicle are provided. One method includes generating a noise prediction based on images received...
US-9,893,664 Methods and systems for efficient engine torque control
Method and systems are provided for adjusting an engine torque in response to changes in a desired engine torque. In one example, a method may comprise...
US-9,893,657 Electric motor mode control
A vehicle includes one or more inverter-fed electric machines such as permanent magnet synchronous motors. A controller operates an inverter in either six-step...
US-9,893,352 Composition for reducing moisture in a battery electrolyte
In at least one embodiment, a method of scavenging hydrogen in a lithium-ion battery is provided. The method may comprise including an atomic intermetallic...
US-9,892,842 Inductor assembly support structure
A vehicle is provided with a transmission and an inductor assembly that is mounted within a chamber of the transmission. The inductor assembly includes a coil,...
US-9,891,130 System and method for testing seat pressure sensor
A system for testing a pressure sensor of a seat includes a loading device and a processor. The loading device removably applies weight to the seat. The...
US-9,891,063 Automated point of interest updates
A nomadic device may be configured to connect to a vehicle computing system (VCS) over a local connection and to a location service over a wide-area connection,...
US-9,890,758 System and method for diagnosing an ignition system
A system and method for assessing the presence or absence of ignition coil degradation for an ignition system that includes two ignition coils for each spark...
US-9,890,746 Concentric conical fuel vapor canister
A fuel vapor canister is presented, comprising two or more pneumatically coupled concentric adsorbent beds, a vent port configured to deliver fresh air to an...
US-9,890,745 Systems and methods for fuel vapor canister purge routing
A method for an engine is presented, wherein purge air is routed through a fuel vapor canister during a first condition such that desorbed fuel vapor traverses...
US-9,890,744 Route and traffic information-based EVAP system leak test initiation
Systems and methods for performing evaporative emissions leak detection in a vehicle are provided. In one embodiment, a method comprises initiating a leak test...
US-9,890,728 Engine operating system and method
Methods and systems for evaluating cylinder pressure profiles in cylinders of an engine are disclosed. In one example, fuel injection timing of engine cylinders...
US-9,890,721 Systems and methods for inferring barometric pressure
Methods and systems are provided for determining barometric pressure. In one example, an onboard vacuum pump is utilized to draw a vacuum at a constant flow...
US-9,890,716 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for addressing pre-ignition by mechanically varying a piston displacement within a combustion chamber. In response to...
US-9,890,715 Vacuum for a vacuum consumption device
Methods and systems are provided for vacuum generating devices. In one example, a system includes a vacuum generating device having an annular venturi passage...
US-9,890,700 Systems and methods for a variable geometry turbine nozzle
Various systems and methods are described for a variable geometry turbine. In one example, a nozzle vane includes a stationary having a first cambered sliding...
US-9,890,697 Method and system for boost pressure control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling boost pressure in a staged engine system comprising a turbocharger and an upstream electric supercharger. In...
US-9,890,691 Method and system to reduce charge air cooler condensation
Methods and systems for operating an engine that includes a compressor and charge air cooler are disclosed. In one example, air flow through the charge air...
US-9,890,666 Heat exchanger for a rankine cycle in a vehicle
A vehicle includes a Rankine cycle containing a working fluid for waste heat recovery and has an evaporator. The evaporator has a heat exchanger tube positioned...
US-9,890,576 Active door operation based on voice commands
A vehicle includes a door rotatably coupled to a vehicle body, wherein a power assist device is coupled between the door and the vehicle body on a hinge...
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