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US-9,174,259 Method and apparatus for sharp flanging and trimming sheet metal panels
A method and apparatus for forming flanges on a panel. The flanges may be weld flanges or hem flanges. The flanges stretch to reduce spring back and may be...
US-9,174,163 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-9,172,107 Composite proton conducting electrolyte with improved additives for fuel cells
Additives can be used to prepare polymer electrolyte for membrane electrode assemblies in polymer electrolyte fuel cells in order to improve both durability and...
US-9,169,966 Compression limiting clip for a bracket assembly
A bracket assembly includes a polymer bracket that has a first side, a second side, and an opening that extends between the first and second sides. A...
US-9,169,922 System and method for improving fuel economy of a vehicle powertrain
A controller for a vehicle may include communication channels and control logic. The communication channels may be configured to receive distance data from a...
US-9,169,901 Multiple speed transmission with integrated low range
A transmission gearing arrangement includes four simple planetary gear sets, a range selection clutch, and five other clutches including one brake. The...
US-9,169,834 Disengageable coolant pump for engine
A coolant pump includes a drive wheel, a driven wheel, and a coupling-control pump. The driven wheel is connected to a coolant impeller and coupled by a...
US-9,169,817 Fuel pump with metering valve
A method for operating a fuel pump is provided. The method may include decreasing a pump chamber pressure, passively opening a metering valve coupled to a pump...
US-9,169,809 Method for controlling a variable charge air cooler
Embodiments for a charge air cooler are provided. In one example, an engine method comprises during a first mode, decreasing a volume of a charge air cooler in...
US-9,169,801 Internal combustion engine with oil-cooled cylinder block and method for operating an internal combustion...
Embodiments for selectively filling a cylinder block cooling jacket with oil are provided. In one example, a control unit may be rotated among a plurality of...
US-9,169,798 Valve cover with integrated sparkplug tube
A valve cover for an engine and a method is provided. The valve cover may include a cover body, and a sparkplug tube formed integrally with the cover body. In...
US-9,169,796 Method for operating an internal combustion engine with a turbocharger arrangement and control unit for an...
Methods are provided for controlling an engine. One method may include adjusting airflow to a turbocharger arrangement with a turbine bypass valve bypassing a...
US-9,169,795 Exhaust gas sensor diagnosis and controls adaptation
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an anticipatory controller of an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust. In one embodiment, the method...
US-9,169,791 Engine-load management to reduce particulate emissions
A method for operating an engine of a vehicle. During a warm-up period following a cold start of the vehicle, a cylinder of the engine is charged to a reduced...
US-9,169,790 Method for controlling the operation of a compressor
A method for controlling a compressor of a turbocharger is disclosed. In one example, the method comprises varying a maximum permitted compressor outlet...
US-9,169,788 Methods and systems for variable displacement engine control
Methods and systems are provided for selecting a group of cylinders for selective deactivation, in a variable displacement engine system, based at least on a...
US-9,169,771 Wastegate valve position correction
Various methods for compensating a deflected linkage in a wastegate arrangement are provided. In one example, current is applied to an actuator to move a...
US-9,169,755 Water injection for catalyst oxygen reduction and temperature control during transient events
Methods and systems are provided for injecting water based on duration of cylinder deactivation, and exhaust catalyst temperature during an engine cylinder...
US-9,169,754 Method for enriching the exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine with reducing agent and internal...
A method for enriching the exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine with a reducing agent is provided, the internal combustion engine including at least one...
US-9,169,751 Methods and systems for utilizing waste heat for a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for operating an engine that includes an exhaust gas heat recovery system are described. The system may reduce engine warm-up time and...
US-9,169,675 Closure device for a compartment
A closure device for a compartment, in particular a glove compartment, which is able to be closed by a flap, in motor vehicles, wherein the flap is designed to...
US-9,169,115 Method and device for reducing the likelihood of theft at a gas station or a charging station for motor vehicles
A method for preventing fuel theft at a gas station or a charging station for motor vehicles is provided. The method includes determining whether a refueling...
US-9,168,949 Steering system clatter mitigation
A steering system clatter mitigation apparatus and method. The clatter mitigation apparatus excites the steering system at a frequency within a range of an...
US-9,168,925 Method for estimating grade and rolling direction
Systems and methods for determining vehicle rolling direction and road grade are disclosed. In one example, a vehicle rolling direction is determined from a...
US-9,168,914 Vehicle engine and electric machine control
A vehicle having an engine, an electric machine, a traction battery configured to supply power to the electric machine; and at least one controller is provided....
US-9,168,895 Key fob security copy to a mobile phone
A vehicle computing system configured to program a mobile device as a key fob. The vehicle computing system includes a processor and a user interface. The user...
US-9,168,890 Seat belt retractor with wedge clamp and load limiter
A seat belt system includes a spool, a harness, a wedge clamp, and a load limiting plate. The harness is at least partially wound about the spool. The wedge...
US-9,168,883 Rail assembly for a frame of a vehicle
A rail assembly for a frame of a vehicle includes a rail defining a cavity. The cavity extends along an axis for receiving an energy absorbing member of a...
US-9,168,871 Rear-view mirror with multi-mode display screen, system comprising same, and method of using same
An image display system comprises a camera presence detector for detecting presence of a rear-view camera mounted on a towed unit connected to a towing vehicle,...
US-9,168,852 Climate comfort seat assembly
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat structure. A carrier is disposed on the seat structure and includes a matrix of fluid transfer lines. A spacer...
US-9,168,850 Utility seat assembly
A vehicle seating assembly is provided which includes a second row center seating unit including a seatback and a seat that includes a front and a rear. A slide...
US-9,168,848 Vehicle seating assembly
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback having a panel movable to a reclined position and a cushion slidably coupled with the panel to slide down in the...
US-9,168,829 Vapor storage device having a diffuser plate and dome
A vapor storage device is provided. The vapor storage device includes a diffuser plate positioned on an axis of an inlet port and comprising one or more...
US-9,168,825 Hybrid electric vehicle and method for controlling a powertrain therein
A method for controlling a hybrid electric powertrain includes, in response to a request to increase a powertrain braking force on at least one of a plurality...
US-9,168,581 Electro-hydraulic rivet and method of riveting and welding parts
A method of riveting two metal parts through a hole with an electro-hydraulic riveting tool. The electro-hydraulic riveting tool includes a tube that is...
US-D741,760 Vehicle windshield
US-D741,752 Vehicle exterior
US-9,166,730 RF jamming detection and mitigation system
A vehicle system for detecting a jamming signal may include a receiver configured to receive a signal, the signal having signal properties. A controller may be...
US-9,166,218 Electrolyte replenishing system and method
A battery system includes a battery including an anode, a cathode, and a liquid electrolyte; and a conduit communicating to the battery an electrolyte liquid...
US-9,166,215 Battery pack
A battery pack of the type that may be used in an electrically-powered vehicle comprises first and second arrays of cells disposed adjacent one another, and a...
US-9,165,310 Method and apparatus for intelligent street light advertisement delivery
A system includes a vehicle processor configured to communicate with an intelligent street light to receive advertisements pertaining to local businesses. The...
US-9,164,955 Trailer active back-up assist with object avoidance
A trailer back-up assist apparatus comprises an obstacle sensing system operable to output information characterizing proximity of a object adjacent to a...
US-9,163,721 Pilot downshifting system and method
Methods and systems are provided for performing a multiple gear downshift of a transmission gear by transiently operating in an intermediate gear. In response...
US-9,163,718 Haptic feedback shift knob
Automotive vehicles having a manual shift transmission, with driver feedback to indicate when a shift change is recommended or to provide other event...
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...
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