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US-9,243,570 Auto-stop control for a stop/start vehicle at a service location
A stop/start vehicle includes an engine and a stop/start system that prevents an auto stop of the engine when the speed of the vehicle is approximately zero in...
US-9,243,569 Variable cam timing control during engine shut-down and start-up
A method for controlling an electric variable cam timing (VCT) actuator is disclosed. The method includes during engine shutdown, adjusting camshaft position...
US-9,243,555 Engine front end accessory drive bracket
A system, comprising a vehicle engine with a crankshaft, a bracket structure coupled to the vehicle engine, a thermostat positioned in the bracket structure, an...
US-9,243,553 Electric waste gate control system sensor calibration with end-stop detection
Various embodiments relating to detection of an end-stop position of a waste gate valve and calibration of a waste gate position sensor relative to the detected...
US-9,243,552 Method for determining wastegate valve lift
Systems and methods for determining the lift of a wastegate valve are provided. Methods comprise determining a relation between an actuator position and a lift...
US-9,243,551 Control strategy for decreasing resonance in a turbocharger
A method for operation of an engine including a turbocharger system is provided. The method includes adjusting turbocharger rotational acceleration or...
US-9,243,550 Turbocharger compressor inlet flow control
Systems and methods for controlling compressor inlet flow in a turbocharger of an engine are described. In one example, a method for controlling a compressor...
US-9,243,547 Dual inlet and outlet exhaust gas recirculation cooler for turbocharged engine
Methods and systems are provided for a high-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system of a parallel twin-turbocharged internal combustion engine. Using an...
US-9,243,545 Liquid-cooled internal combustion engine with liquid-cooled cylinder head and with liquid-cooled cylinder block
One approach to provide engine cooling for an internal combustion engine includes pumping coolant from a pump output, in parallel, directly to a block and a...
US-9,243,542 Systems and methods for an exhaust gas treatment system
Various systems and methods are provided for an exhaust gas treatment system. In one example, a system includes an exhaust gas treatment device and a wire...
US-9,243,527 System and method for reducing friction in engines
A vehicle system comprises an internal combustion engine including a PCV system fluidly coupled to a gaseous fuel source via a flow control valve. The gaseous...
US-9,243,526 Internal combustion engine having an oil circuit and method for operating such an internal combustion engine
A method for operating an engine is provided. The method comprises adjusting an oil pressure in an oil circuit, the oil circuit including a pump in fluidic...
US-9,242,646 Engine torque imbalance compensation in hybrid vehicle
A system and method for controlling a fraction motor in a hybrid vehicle includes varying a traction motor torque in response to an engine cylinder misfire. The...
US-9,242,641 Dynamic allocation of drive torque
Methods and systems are provided for dynamically allocating engine torque and motor torque in a hybrid vehicle to meet operator torque demand. The allocation is...
US-9,242,624 Electronic parking brake system
An electronic parking brake system having selectable modes and varying parking brake actuation dependent on the selected mode and amount of parking brake...
US-9,242,581 Automatic presentable swiveling seat
An automobile seat includes a cushion, a back coupled with the cushion, and a mounting unit. The mounting unit includes a mounting track and an actuator...
US-9,242,542 System for reducing engine roll
A system for an engine torque support is described comprising a support member connected to a vehicle structure at a first end via a bearing comprising a...
US-9,242,531 Vehicle climate control method
A method for controlling a climate control system is disclosed. In one example, the climate control system includes an air mixing valve that is adjusted in...
US-9,242,187 Track and field starting block anchor
A new and useful improvement in starting blocks and starting block anchoring devices for use at the line of start of a track either indoors or outdoors. The...
US-D748,026 Vehicle fender vent
US-D748,020 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-9,240,693 Battery discharge device with self-adjusting resistance
A battery discharge device according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a sensor configured to sense a parameter of...
US-9,240,588 Anode active material for lithium-ion batteries
In at least one embodiment, a rechargeable battery is provided comprising an anode having an active material including MSb.sub.2O.sub.4 having a purity level of...
US-9,239,635 Method and apparatus for graphical user interface interaction on a domed display
A graphical user interface is implemented as a human interface device which can directly sense where on a domed screen a user is pointing. The human interface...
US-9,239,034 Ejector system for a vehicle
A selectively operable vacuum source designed to reduce leakage is disclosed. In one example, the vacuum source is at least partially within an engine air...
US-9,239,020 Condensate accumulation model for an engine heat exchanger
Embodiments for controlling condensate in an engine heat exchanger are disclosed. In one example, a method for an engine comprises increasing exhaust gas...
US-9,239,019 Particulate matter retaining system
Methods and systems are provided for passive regeneration of a particulate matter filter coupled to a gasoline engine. During vehicle deceleration conditions,...
US-9,239,016 Catalyst heating with exhaust back-pressure
Embodiments for controlling an exhaust back-pressure valve are provided. In one example, a method for operating an engine comprises closing an exhaust...
US-9,238,998 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-9,238,992 Exhaust system having a flow rotation element and method for operation of an exhaust system
An exhaust system in an engine includes an exhaust passage including an outlet, in fluidic communication with at least one combustion chamber in the engine, and...
US-9,238,983 Secondary air introduction system
Embodiments for heating an emission control device are provided. In one example, a method for a turbocharged engine comprises during an engine cold-start,...
US-9,238,982 Exhaust gas aftertreatment device and method for a gasoline engine
Embodiments for an exhaust gas aftertreatment device are provided. In one example, an exhaust gas aftertreatment device for a gasoline engine comprises a filter...
US-9,238,484 Integrated lateral load-transmittal system
According to one aspect of the present invention, a load-transmittal system for a vehicle includes a cross member of a vehicle frame extending substantially...
US-9,238,483 Trailer backup assist system with trajectory planner for multiple waypoints
A trailer backup assist system, according to one embodiment, includes a state estimator that determines a current position of a trailer relative to a plurality...
US-9,238,465 Road emergency activation
A vehicle system includes a processing device programmed to monitor an operating state of a vehicle and the operation of at least one subsystem module....
US-9,238,460 Systems for managing downshifts in hybrid-electric vehicles
Systems for managing downshifts in hybrid-electric vehicles are disclosed. The systems include a multispeed transmission, an internal combustion engine...
US-9,238,458 Hybrid-electric vehicle engine starting method and system
A system or method for controlling an engine in a hybrid vehicle include cranking the engine subject to a first torque limit in response to an engine start...
US-9,238,457 Method for controlling a transmission coupled to an engine that may be automatically stopped
Methods and systems for controlling a transmission coupled to an engine during an engine start are presented. In one example, a method adjusts a transmission...
US-9,238,450 Vehicle master reset
Exemplary methods and vehicles are disclosed. Exemplary methods may include determining that a vehicle is a fleet vehicle, establishing a presence of a...
US-9,238,440 Vehicle door including compartment for dispensable paper products
A door for a vehicle includes an interior surface and a compartment extending into the interior surface for receiving a dispensable paper product. A cover is...
US-9,238,439 Storage assembly for vehicle center console
A storage assembly for positioning between vehicle seats, includes an enclosable compartment that has opposing longitudinal sidewalls and opposing lateral...
US-9,238,433 Vehicle visor and light assembly
A vehicle sun visor is provided that includes a visor body having a first side and a second side, and a vanity and lighting assembly located on the visor body....
US-9,236,622 Fuel cell system with wetness sensor
A fuel cell system may have at least one sensor including a pair of electrodes disposed on a substrate. The sensor may be configured to produce an output signal...
US-9,236,592 Protective vehicle battery cage and method of making a battery cage
A cage assembly is provided to protect a battery pack in a vehicle. The cage assembly includes a top sub-assembly and a bottom sub-assembly that are secured...
US-9,234,583 Hydraulic supply system for torque converter impeller clutch
A hydraulic system for supplying fluid to a torque converter of an automatic transmission for a vehicle driven by a power source includes a torque converter...
US-9,234,490 Multi-cylinder internal combustion engine and method for operating such a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine
A linearly aligned four-cylinder internal combustion engine system operated in a 1-3-4-2 sequence, comprising a cylinder head connected with a cylinder block...
US-9,234,484 Snorkel intake dirt inertial separator for internal combustion engine
An integrated snorkel intake inertial separator is provided to remove dust and dirt contaminants from the engine intake system prior to reaching the air...
US-9,234,476 Methods and systems for determining a fuel concentration in engine oil using an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating a fuel concentration in engine oil in an engine crankcase. In one example, an engine controller may adjust...
US-9,234,469 Condensate management for motor-vehicle compressed air storage systems
A method for providing air to a combustion chamber of an engine, the engine including an intake manifold selectably coupled to a boost tank. The method...
US-9,233,716 Vehicle frame component
A body on frame vehicle includes a SORB impact load management system including front blocker structures for limiting transfer of the SORB impact loads from...
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