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US-9,184,777 Method and system for personalized dealership customer service
A vehicle computing system enables one or more processers to communicate with a service center and present service instructions to an output device at the...
US-9,184,745 Proximity switch assembly and method of sensing user input based on signal rate of change
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
US-9,183,179 Stablization method for vehicles
Stabilization method and system for performing dynamic chassis control in a vehicle. An electronic stability control (ESC) includes an ESC sensor set; at least...
US-9,182,166 Vehicle evaporator core icing prevention
A climate controller device may be configured to perform operations including comparing an outside air temperature to a threshold temperature; selecting, based...
US-9,181,995 Method of controlling a transmission clutch
A hydraulically actuated clutch is controlled based on a mathematical model that predicts the position of the clutch piston based on the profile of the...
US-9,181,992 Torque converter for motor vehicle
A vehicle transmission torque converter assembly, having: an engine output shaft; a turbine; and a transmission input shaft linkable to either the engine output...
US-9,181,916 Engine start-stop control strategy for optimization of cabin comfort and fuel economy
A Start-Stop method and system for optimizing a selected set of parameters to provide an ideal balance between cabin thermal comfort and fuel economy...
US-9,181,904 Method and system for exhaust gas recirculation control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an EGR valve and one or more intake throttles responsive to the output of an intake oxygen sensor to provide a...
US-9,181,903 Method and apparatus for injecting oxygen within an engine
An engine system comprising an accelerator device which is operable to increase the amount of fuel delivered to the engine for combustion; an exhaust gas...
US-9,181,892 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing late burn induced cylinder pre-ignition events. Forced entry of residuals from a late burning cylinder into a...
US-9,181,887 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 idling conditions. The learned zero point...
US-9,181,882 Emissions control during an automatic engine restart
Embodiments for performing an automatic stop-start operation are provided. In one example, a method for an engine comprises during an automatic stop, injecting...
US-9,181,862 Exhaust-gas recirculation system and method for exhaust-gas recirculation
The present disclosure provides systems and methods for adjusting an exhaust gas recirculation rate to provide accurate air-fuel ratio. The disclosure provides...
US-9,181,859 Wastegate control to reduce charge air cooler condensate
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a wastegate in response to condensate forming conditions in a charge air cooler (CAC). In one example, a...
US-9,181,857 Method for operating a turbocharger arrangement and control unit for a turbocharger arrangement
A method for operating a turbocharger arrangement of an internal combustion engine, the turbocharger arrangement comprising a low-pressure and a high-pressure...
US-9,181,853 Intercooler condensate to sump or positive crankcase ventilation flow
Methods and systems are provided for removing condensate from a charge air cooler. Condensate may be drained from the charge air cooler and introduced into a...
US-9,181,852 Misfire prevention water agitator system and method
A misfire prevention water agitator system and method are disclosed. The system may include a boosted engine having a charge air cooler arranged in an engine...
US-9,181,838 Temperature maintenance and regulation of vehicle exhaust catalyst systems with phase change materials
A vehicle exhaust system is provided and comprises a catalyst positioned in an exhaust passage of a vehicle. The catalyst is in the form of a washcoat supported...
US-9,181,828 Internal combustion engine having turbocharging and low-pressure exhaust-gas recirculation
The description relates to an internal combustion engine having a turbocharger, having a first particle filter in the intake section of the internal combustion...
US-9,180,917 Supplemental support flange for a vehicle frame pillar and expanded daylight opening of panoramic sunroof
A vehicle panoramic sunroof assembly includes a vehicle frame including a medial pillar that extends vertically from a lower frame portion to a longitudinal...
US-9,180,912 System and method for steering torque compensation during braking event
A system and method for steering torque compensation carried out in a controller of a vehicle that detects a braking event from a comparison of actual vehicle...
US-9,180,890 Smart adaptive cruise control
A cruise control system of a vehicle comprises a target generator, a speed controller, and a distance controller. The speed controller and the distance...
US-9,180,874 Method and strategy to detect the lock-up of planetary gear in power split hybrid vehicles
A system and method for controlling a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having an engine, a generator, and a motor connected via a planetary gear set to detect...
US-9,180,861 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for restarting an engine in response to a driver's change-of-mind. In one embodiment, the engine is shutdown during an idle...
US-9,180,860 Utilization of vehicle presence systems for powertrain response readiness and conserving energy
A method and system relates to improving powertrain responsiveness in a vehicle while maintaining fuel economy by inhibiting entry into, or exiting,...
US-9,180,857 Clutch torque trajectory correction to provide torque hole filling during a ratio upshift
A multiple ratio transmission having an input shaft, an output shaft and oncoming clutch and off-going clutch for effecting ratio upshifts is provided. The...
US-9,180,834 Vehicle occupant restraint system for oblique impact
An occupant restraint system for a vehicle includes an airbag module disposed in a column cover. The column cover covers a steering column of the vehicle. The...
US-9,180,830 Inflatable device for armrest of vehicle door
A door assembly for a vehicle includes a trim panel and an armrest core supported on the trim panel. An inflatable device is disposed on the armrest core for...
US-9,180,829 Carbon fiber wrapped aluminum dual tube deflector
A deflector for a front end assembly that includes a lower tube having a lower/front leg extending outboard from a bumper and an intermediate leg extending from...
US-9,180,808 System for controlling exterior lighting of a motor vehicle
A system for controlling the exterior lighting of a motor vehicle has a switch unit having a rotary switch which can be rotated clockwise and counter-clockwise...
US-9,180,786 Method to ensure reliable reception of electric vehicle association messages
A vehicle controller of a vehicle may set a message acceptance type and a time window for response according to a type of association procedure message received...
US-9,180,766 Front module for a modular hybrid transmission and a method for connecting/disconnecting the front module from...
A front module disposed between an engine and a torque converter, and a method for coupling or decoupling the front module to the torque converter is provided....
US-9,180,757 Vehicle modular upper-door assembly
A modular upper-door assembly including a standard geometric corner component and a standard geometric B-pillar component for all vehicle model doors. Each...
US-9,180,745 Pickup truck with provisions for gooseneck hitch
A pickup is adapted to facilitate installation of a gooseneck hitch by installation of a hitch frame between the frame rails under the pickup bed box and...
US-9,179,716 Adjustable front-opening hospital gown
A front-opening hospital gown includes first and second front panels. The first front panel overlaps the second front panel when the gown is worn by a patient....
US-9,178,371 Puddle light with status display
A puddle light for a motor vehicle, in particular for a battery-operated motor vehicle, wherein the puddle light projects the status of charge of a drive...
US-9,178,230 Fuel cell having perforated flow field
A fuel cell system includes a bipolar plate having a flow field formed therein. The flow field is partially defined by at least two adjacent channel portions...
US-9,178,220 Catalyst assembly including an intermetallic compound of iridium and tungsten
A catalyst assembly having a substrate including an intermetallic compound of W and Ir. The weight ratio of W to Ir is in a range between a first ratio and a...
US-9,178,219 Electrochemical device including amorphous metal oxide
In one or more embodiments, an electrochemical device includes a substrate having a substrate surface; an amorphous metal oxide layer supported on the substrate...
US-9,178,196 Packaging of thermistor in a battery assembly
A battery assembly having a plurality of battery modules capable of powering a traction motor of a vehicle. First and second end frames are provided on the...
US-9,175,966 Remote vehicle monitoring
A monitoring device receives an aerial image, data relating to a vehicle and a request for an image of the vehicle. The vehicle is located in the image. A...
US-9,175,883 Internal heat exchanger with integrated receiver/dryer and thermal expansion valve
A HVAC system including a multi-function unit for conditioning and controlling the flow of refrigerant. The multi-function unit may be contained within a...
US-9,175,783 Vacuum-actuated wastegate
Embodiments for vacuum generation are provided. In one example, a method comprises when boost is below a threshold, generating vacuum with an actuator in a...
US-9,175,748 Multi-speed transmission
A transmission gearing arrangement produces eleven forward speed ratios and one reverse speed ratio by selective engagement of three shift elements in various...
US-9,175,747 Multi-speed transmission
Transmissions with at least three gearing-arrangements with similar first and second gearing-arrangements that produce a number of transmissions having an...
US-9,175,733 Transmission clutch assemblies with squawk reduction techniques
The present disclosure relates to a vehicle transmission clutch assembly with squawk reduction techniques, having: a clutch component configured to rotate with...
US-9,175,661 Glow plug heater control
Methods and systems for operating a glow plug are disclosed. In one example, current supplied to a glow plug can be controlled to promote combustion stability...
US-9,175,660 Method for operating a vehicle
A method for operating a vehicle system is provided. The method includes activating a starter-generator rotationally coupled to a crankshaft output in an...
US-9,175,658 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle engine coupled to a stepped-gear-ratio transmission. One example method comprises, in response to a...
US-9,175,648 Intake system having a silencer device
An intake silencer device is described herein. The intake silencer device includes an outer housing and a plurality of sequential arranged expansion chambers...
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