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US-9,260,990 Crankcase integrity breach detection
Methods and systems are provided for using a crankcase vent tube pressure or flow sensor for diagnosing a location and nature of crankcase system integrity...
US-9,260,986 Oil pressure scheduling based on engine acceleration
Systems and methods are disclosed for adjusting oil pressure supplied to engine components. In one example approach, a method for controlling oil flow in an...
US-9,260,882 Universal global latch system
A powered latch system for a door of a vehicle including a latch assembly, actuatable inside and outside handles, a powered actuator and a door controller that...
US-9,260,135 Deflector structure
A deflector member comprises opposing first and second walls and a plurality of sidewalls arranged adjacent to each other and between the first and second...
US-9,260,107 Methods and systems for operating a driveline disconnect clutch responsive to engine operating conditions
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a driveline disconnect clutch transfer function may be adapted in...
US-9,260,103 System and method for controlling a vehicle having an electric heater
A system and method for operating an electric heater to determine heater functionality is based on actual heater power consumption relative to expected heater...
US-9,260,102 Clutch torque trajectory correction to provide torque hole filling during a ratio upshift
A control system and method for controlling a multiple gear ratio automatic transmission in a powertrain for an automatic transmission having pressure activated...
US-9,260,091 Method and system for reducing vacuum consumption in a vehicle
A system and method for conserving vacuum within a vehicle is described. In one example, vacuum is conserved via limiting volume expansion of a brake booster...
US-9,260,090 Vehicle park assist system and method for parking a vehicle using such system
A method for parking a vehicle in a parking spot comprises scanning objects to determine if a feasible parking space is available, the neighboring objects...
US-9,260,088 Hybrid brake pedal feel system
A brake pedal assembly for a hybrid electric vehicle having a brake pedal arm and a cam follower extending from the brake pedal arm is provided. The cam...
US-9,260,080 Electric vehicle service disconnect lock
A service disconnect including a lock actuatable between a first state that prevents a removal of a service disconnect from a closed position and a second state...
US-9,260,075 Self-actuating flow restrictor for a vehicle airbag assembly
An inflatable airbag assembly includes first and second walls sealably connected to define an inflatable bladder having an interior volume that is operable...
US-9,260,072 Pedestrian protection sensing system for vehicle having metal bumpers
A method and apparatus for controlling deployment of pedestrian head protection devices on a motor vehicle having a metal bumper is disclosed. The disclosed...
US-9,260,015 Method and system for contactor weld detection
An example contactor weld detection method for an electric vehicle includes detecting that a contactor is welded closed when the contactor is commanded closed.
US-9,260,000 Synchronous speed disconnect of a generator for a hybrid electric vehicle
A drive system includes first and second power sources, a planetary gearset including an output, and first and second inputs driveably connected, respectively,...
US-9,259,978 Automatic wheel to tire pressure sensor correlation in distributed architecture
The wheel locations for wireless tire pressure monitoring sensors are automatically learned by comparing the timing of sensor message transmissions to directly...
US-D749,487 Vehicle wheel
US-D749,470 Vehicle front lower bumper valance
US-D749,469 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover insert
US-9,257,799 Vehicle electronic connector hub
A console assembly includes a console housing with a storage compartment having a member in a wall that is rotatable between a plurality of positions. The...
US-9,257,782 Electrical connector with moisture absorbing pin
An electrical connector has a casing configured to define a chamber when mated with a mating connector, a plurality of contact pins projecting from the casing...
US-9,257,707 Apparatus and method for fuel cell standby
An apparatus for placing a fuel cell stack in a standby mode is provided. The apparatus comprises a compressor, a fuel cell stack, a cathode valve and a...
US-9,256,576 Assisted direct start and active suspension integration control
A system for controlling an internal combustion engine. The system includes engine shutdown/restart means and energy storage means configured for supplying...
US-9,255,829 Systems and methods for determining amount of liquid and gaseous fuel
A method may comprise, on board a vehicle and executed by a vehicle controller, determining a liquid volume based on a fuel level sensor, determining a gas...
US-9,255,810 Vehicle contents inventory system interface
A vehicle inventory interface system may include a user interface configured to present a plurality of vehicle icons each representing a vehicle in a fleet,...
US-9,255,565 Laser ignition system based diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for using an engine laser ignition system to perform a visual inspection of an engine and diagnose various cylinder components...
US-9,255,553 Leak detection for canister purge valve
Methods and systems for detecting a leak in a canister purge valve are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises indicating a leak in response to a...
US-9,255,542 System and method for compensating biodiesel fuel
Methods and systems for adjusting a plurality of fuel injections supplied to a cylinder during a cycle of the cylinder are described. In one example, fuel...
US-9,255,541 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling exhaust emissions by adjusting an injection profile for different fuels injected into an engine cylinder from...
US-9,255,530 Method for operating a spark ignition internal combustion engine having at least two cylinders
An example for operating a spark ignition engine comprises discharging exhaust gases via an exhaust system comprising exhaust pipes from the at least two...
US-9,255,513 Exhaust air injection
Embodiments for controlling exhaust air-fuel ratio are provided. In one example, an engine method comprises adjusting upstream exhaust air-fuel ratio to...
US-9,255,508 Internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas aftertreatment arrangement and method for operating an internal...
A system and method for controlling temperature of a urea reductant to form ammonia for NOx reduction in a selective catalytic reducer coupled to a turbocharged...
US-9,255,504 Exhaust gas mixer and system
A device and a system are provided. The system may include a perforated barrier disposed within an exhaust stream downstream from the combustion chamber(s). The...
US-9,255,497 Camshaft to control valve timing
A camshaft for a multiple cylinder four-stroke internal combustion engine is described wherein peak lift of a first exhaust lobe is angularly displaced relative...
US-9,254,825 Regenerative braking control system and method
A vehicle regenerative braking control system includes a brake pedal; a brake pedal angle sensor interfacing with the brake pedal; a vehicle braking system...
US-9,254,807 Active bolster with pitted weld track
An active bolster for an automotive vehicle has a outer trim panel with a welding track. An expandable bladder member has a central section configured to attach...
US-9,254,785 Extruded light pipe carrier
A lighting apparatus for a vehicle includes a light source and a light pipe. The light pipe has a first end coupled with the light source, a second end, and a...
US-9,254,765 Vehicle armrest with structural fabric substrate
A vehicle armrest includes an inner armrest substrate having at least one buckling member extending to an outer armrest substrate. A gap is defined by the inner...
US-9,254,764 Seat with integrated trim assembly and head restraint
A vehicle seating assembly having a seat back including a polymeric body portion. A flexible comfort carrier is disposed over a front surface of the polymeric...
US-9,254,761 Over-travel mechanism for easy-entry system
A seat assembly includes an easy-entry system with a seat frame having a seatback pivotally coupled to a seat member. An external lever is operably coupled to...
US-9,254,760 Controlling torque of a vehicle traction motor
A hybrid electric automotive powertrain includes an electric machine operable in propulsive and regenerative modes. The machine has positive and negative torque...
US-9,254,731 Vehicle with a sliding door system
A vehicle having a sliding door arranged behind a body pillar, a frame around the door opening closeable by the sliding door, a rail system provided in the...
US-9,251,788 Method and apparatus for voice-based machine to machine communication
A system includes a processor configured to communicate, via a voice call, with a remote server over a connection established through a wireless phone in...
US-9,251,694 Vehicle system passive notification using remote device
A method of vehicle monitoring includes monitoring one or more vehicle safety systems while a vehicle is in operation to detect an unsafe condition. The method...
US-9,251,628 Method and apparatus for an OnBoard diagnostic interface tool
An apparatus includes a processor and a plurality of on-board diagnostic (OBD) interfaces, in communication with the processor. The exemplary apparatus also...
US-9,251,512 Method and apparatus for identification verification and purchase validation
A computer implemented method includes receiving a request for payment-related information at a wireless device. The method also includes communicating between...
US-9,250,006 Air cooler having a condensation trap and method for air cooler operation
A condensate trap upstream of an engine cylinder is provided. The condensate trap includes a condensate containment shelf positioned within an outlet manifold...
US-9,249,816 Methods for joining more than two panels together
An assembly for a vehicle and a method of making an assembly including more than three panels stacked together and joined by self-piercing rivets or by clinch...
US-9,249,774 Spark plug fouling detection for ignition system
A method for determining a level of spark plug fouling and providing an indication to change the spark plugs of an ignition system is provided. The method...
US-9,249,751 Exhaust gas sensor controls adaptation for asymmetric degradation responses
Methods and systems are provided for converting an asymmetric degradation response of an exhaust gas sensor to a more symmetric degradation response. In one...
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