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US-9,163,588 Method and system for humidity sensor diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for an engine including a humidity sensor. Degradation of the humidity sensor may be determined based on a change in intake air...
US-9,163,575 Methods and systems for an oxygen sensor
Various systems and methods are described for an engine system with an exhaust gas recirculation system and catalyzing and non-catalyzing intake oxygen sensors....
US-9,163,571 Method for purging of air intake system hydrocarbon trap
Methods and systems are provided for improving air intake system hydrocarbon trap purging during engine-off time in a hybrid electric vehicle. One method...
US-9,163,555 Compressor bypass turbine-generator
Embodiments for a turbine-generator position in a compressor bypass flow path are presented. In one example, a method for an engine having a compressor...
US-9,163,548 Exhaust system including an exhaust manifold having an integrated mixer plate
An exhaust system for an engine is provided herein. The exhaust system includes an emission control device and an exhaust manifold having a plurality of runners...
US-9,163,543 Exhaust air injection
Embodiments for controlling exhaust oxygen concentration are provided. In one example, an engine method comprises operating the engine with lean combustion, and...
US-9,162,715 Corner closeout member and assembly for pickup truck box
A closeout member is provided which may be disposed within an opening partially defined by a corner member and a rail edge of a side panel adjacent to a...
US-9,162,713 Expandable roof panel perimeter reinforcement
A vehicle roof frame includes an adhering structure having an adhesive carrier and an expanding structural adhesive coupled to at least a portion of an outer...
US-9,162,680 Method of controlling automatic transmission coasting downshift
A method of controlling a transmission and engine during a coasting downshift is particularly suited to transmission arrangements exhibiting strong inertia...
US-9,162,674 Dynamic mapping of pedal position to wheel output demand in a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle operates in an electric-drive-only mode and one or more modes using an internal combustion engine. A control pedal is movable to respective...
US-9,162,672 Method for controlling an exhaust-gas aftertreatment device of a hybrid drive, and hybrid drive
A method for controlling an exhaust gas aftertreatment device of a vehicle hybrid drive is provided. The method comprises operating the hybrid drive only by a...
US-9,162,664 Vehicle and method for controlling an electric machine and/or engine therein
A total power demand including a wheel power demand may be observed. The wheel power demand may be modified to determine a modified total power demand including...
US-9,162,657 Automotive braking system
An automotive braking system includes a windshield wiper system, a traction wheel, and a non-friction brake system configured to apply a braking force to the...
US-9,162,656 Active driven wheel lift identification for an automotive vehicle
A roll control system (16) for an automotive vehicle (10) is used to actively detect if one of the plurality of the driven wheels (12) is lifted. The system...
US-9,162,645 High pressure airbag for oblique impact modes
A vehicle includes a dash panel and an airbag module disposed behind the dash panel. The airbag module includes an airbag assembly that defines, upon inflation...
US-9,162,642 Method and system for determining a primary direction of force resulting from a vehicle collision
A vehicle comprises an acceleration sensing module and a crash direction-computing module. The acceleration-sensing module is configured for generating...
US-9,162,627 Snug-fit item holder
An item holder for a vehicle interior includes first and second retention members which are operable between at-rest and recessed positions relative to one...
US-9,162,599 Motor vehicle footpad assembly
A vehicle footrest assembly includes a bracket attached to a vehicle body structure and a foam footpad attached to the bracket. At least one fastener attaches a...
US-9,162,598 Moveable vehicle armrest assembly
A vehicle includes an armrest and a hinge assembly. The hinge assembly supports the armrest and is rotatable between extended and collapsed positions. The hinge...
US-9,162,556 Panoramic roof module for a vehicle
A vehicle is provided with a panoramic sunroof system. A movable roof panel operates to open and define a panoramic roof opening. In a panoramic open position,...
US-9,162,546 Multilink rear axle for a motor vehicle
A multilink rear axle comprises a wheel carrier, a leaf spring, a first lower control arm, an upper control arm, and at least one member. The wheel carrier can...
US-9,162,418 Method of making a barbed surface for receiving a thermal spray coating and the surface made by the method
A method is disclosed for preparing a surface for mechanically securing a spray coating to a surface. A first series of grooves formed in the surface are...
US-9,162,277 Indexing self-piercing die riveter
A self-piercing die riveter having an indexable die table on the nose of its frame. The die table has a number of dies disposed thereon. The frame defines a...
US-D741,240 Vehicle wheel
US-D741,229 Vehicle exterior
US-D741,228 Vehicle exterior
US-D741,227 Vehicle exterior
US-D741,224 Vehicle exterior
US-9,157,970 Method and apparatus for preventing contamination from affecting magnetic field sensors
A magnetic field sensor is employed to determine a rotational velocity of an element by sensing frequency variations in a magnetic flux during rotation of the...
US-9,157,848 Ding detection system
A method and system is provided to detect deformations on a sheet metal panel. The method includes swiping the sheet metal panel's surface through a screening...
US-9,157,512 Multi-speed transmission
A transmission gearing arrangement produces nine forward speed ratios and one reverse speed ratio by selective engagement of three shift elements in various...
US-9,157,511 Multi-speed transmission
A transmission gearing arrangements produces up to ten forward and one reverse speed ratios by selective engagement of various combinations of four shift...
US-9,157,495 Torque converter having integrated flex plate for hybrid electric vehicle
An assembly includes a torque converter concentric with an axis, a rotor hub drivably connected for rotation about the axis to an electric machine and...
US-9,157,491 Dual clutch transmission
A dual clutch transmission for motor vehicles, with two subtransmissions, with a dual clutch, with a central disk (3) connected to the driving disk (2) and...
US-9,157,426 Overheat control mechanism for electrical vacuum pumps
A vacuum pump connected to a unit where a low pressure is desired to be maintained, is adapted to reduce a rise in its temperature, during extended operations...
US-9,157,410 Method and internal combustion engine for a supercharged internal combustion engine
Embodiments for a turbocharged engine are provided. In one example, a method for operating a supercharged internal combustion engine including at least one...
US-9,157,393 Multi-staged fuel return system
A fuel system for an engine is provided herein. According to one embodiment, the fuel system includes a fuel supply coupled to a low pressure fuel pump, the low...
US-9,157,380 Twin scroll turbocharger with EGR takeoffs
Systems and methods for operating a twin scroll turbocharged engine with a junction configured to selectively control exhaust gas delivery to an exhaust gas...
US-9,157,363 Twin independent boosted I4 engine
An engine receiving boost from a supercharger and/or a turbocharger compressor is provided, along with methods for its operation. The engine may include inline...
US-9,156,500 Bowtie shaped roof bow
A roof bow for a vehicle is provided that has a "bow-tie" shape including a central portion flanked by two triangular portions. The triangular portions are...
US-9,156,496 Vehicle maneuvering aids
A vehicle 1 towing a trailer 4 is fitted with three video cameras 5, 6, 7 fitted to the rear of the vehicle and on each door mirror. A view from any camera can...
US-9,156,474 Jurisdiction-aware function control and configuration for motor vehicles
Apparatus for a motor vehicle comprises a location monitor for determining vehicle coordinates for an instantaneous vehicle position within a predetermined...
US-9,156,472 Economic cruise control
Economic cruise control where a response of a cruise control system used to control a powertrain is determined based at least in part on whether a driver of a...
US-9,156,471 Parental control of rear seat HVAC unit in vehicle
A vehicle has front and rear seats and an air conditioning system. There is an auxiliary control accessible from the rear seat for adjusting the air...
US-9,156,470 Control strategy to alter available wheel power in a vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine for providing propulsion forces to wheels of the vehicle. In an electric-only propulsion...
US-9,156,469 Methods and systems for a driveline disconnect clutch
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, compensation for a driveline disconnect clutch is provided. The...
US-9,156,434 Webbing exit protection boot for a webbing of a seat belt and seat belt system
A webbing exit protection boot for a webbing of a vehicle seat belt has an aperture for the webbing, a stiff lower part confining a lower section of the...
US-9,156,429 Curtain airbag with seat engaging feature
A curtain airbag assembly for a vehicle has an airbag with a receiving portion shaped to clamp onto or around a portion of a seat of the vehicle when the airbag...
US-9,156,426 Headrest-mounted vehicle airbag
A head rest is mountable on a vehicle seat back with at least one hollow support bar. The support bar is adjustable to adjust the height of the head rest...
US-9,156,423 Active bolster with active vent formed in attachment bosses
An active bolster mounts at an interior trim surface of a passenger compartment in an automotive vehicle. A plastic-molded front wall deploys in a deployment...
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