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US-9,094,436 Methods and systems for interfacing with a vehicle computing system over multiple data transport channels
In one or more embodiments, two or more devices may interface with a computing system over multiple communication channels. A connection may be established...
US-9,093,773 Tethered USB charger cap
An electrical socket cap includes a tether between the cap and an electrical socket, wherein the tether provides power to the cap. The cap is adapted to close...
US-9,093,766 Conductive ink elastomeric molded connector
An electronic connector system includes one or more electronic components electronically coupled to one another by an elastomeric connector. The elastomeric...
US-9,092,309 Method and system for selecting driver preferences
A vehicle computing system enables one or more processors to control a plurality of vehicle features. The vehicle computing system may control a plurality of...
US-9,091,346 Method for roughening and coating a surface
A method for roughening and thermally coating a surface, in particular a cylinder running surface of an internal combustion engine, the roughening being the...
US-9,091,298 Pinion assembly preloading system
The present disclosure relates to pinion assembly preloading systems. Disclosed are systems including a press actuator configured to apply an axial force...
US-9,091,227 Leak detection based on fuel level
Methods and systems for fuel system leak detection are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises, during an engine-on condition, delivering fuel...
US-9,091,202 Methods and systems for boost control
Methods and systems are provided for varying a proportion of compressed air recirculated to a compressor inlet from a location downstream of the compressor and...
US-9,091,102 Dual hood latch assembly
A motor vehicle dual hood latch mechanism for engaging a striker of a hood having a closed latched position and a released position is disclosed. The dual hood...
US-9,090,293 Cargo bed support assembly for a truck
A cargo bed assembly for a pickup truck includes an aluminum truck bed above a pair of frame rails. A plurality of roll-formed 6000-series aluminum...
US-9,090,281 Laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle
A laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle includes a vehicle body and at least three wheels, with two of the wheels being assigned to a...
US-9,090,246 Vehicle trajectory control system
Systems and methods for controlling a throttle plate to adjust airflow to the engine are provided. A transmission having an input speed and an output speed and...
US-9,090,225 Shoulder belt latch load-limiting system
A seat belt arrangement includes a vehicle floor, a seat, and a latch assembly including a deformable element. Shoulder and lap belt webbings are attached to...
US-9,090,209 Integrated underseat storage
A seating assembly for a vehicle including a seat movable between a raised vertical position and a lowered horizontal position. A storage cavity is defined by...
US-9,090,208 End cap door assembly
A cover assembly for a panel end cap includes a housing having an aperture, wherein the aperture opens into a storage compartment which laterally extends into...
US-9,090,187 Button-tufted trim style for climate comfort seat
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base and a seat back. A coverstock is disposed over the seat base and the seat back. A plurality of button-tufts are...
US-9,090,183 Vehicle armrest support
A deployable or fixed armrest support for a vehicle includes an elongate body operable between a vertical stowed position and a horizontal deployed position....
US-9,090,163 Vehicle solar panel array with high voltage output
An automotive vehicle may include a plurality of solar cells electrically connected to form a solar panel array having a minimum output voltage at a specified...
US-9,090,003 Molded-in-color vehicle panel and mold
In one embodiment a method for creating a molded-in-color vehicle panel is provided. The mold may have at least first and second mold members, each having a...
US-9,088,017 Gas reclaiming system and method
A gas reclaiming system is disclosed. The gas reclaiming system includes a getter device adapted to receive mixed gases and separate the mixed gases into at...
US-9,087,418 Vehicle diagnostic system and method for detecting incorrect cable connections
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, controlling a vehicle in response to a diagnostic test...
US-9,086,147 Piston for an engine
A piston 10 for an engine has a number of elongate pockets 21, 22, 23, 24 each of which is arranged at an angle relative to a longitudinal axis HP2 of a contact...
US-9,086,126 Modular hybrid transmission
The disconnect clutch and motor of a parallel type hybrid electric vehicle are repositioned within the wet zone of an automatic transmission to compactly and...
US-9,086,066 Vacuum pump with rotor-stator positioning to provide non-return
A rotary-vane vacuum pump comprises a stator and a vaned rotor, the stator partly defining an outlet chamber and including an outlet passage opening to the...
US-9,086,065 Adjustable vane pump for reducing pressure pulsations during discharge
An adjustable rotary vane pump configured to reduce pressure pulsations during hydraulic fluid discharge includes a housing having two side plates positioned in...
US-9,086,045 Hybrid vehicle engine starts
A vehicle includes a starter motor, an engine having an output mechanically coupled to the starter motor, a transmission having an input, and an electric...
US-9,086,040 Fuel system degradation test using two fuel tanks
Embodiments for monitoring fuel system degradation are provided. In one example, a method for a vehicle comprises evacuating fuel from a first fuel tank to a...
US-9,086,031 Cracked cap bulkhead insert
Various bulkhead inserts having a cracked cap are provided. In one example, a cylinder block includes a plurality of cylinder bores, a crankcase disposed below...
US-9,086,001 Method to control and diagnose an exhaust gas heat exchanger
A method for controlling an engine having an exhaust gas heat exchanger includes measuring air mass flow, engine coolant temperature (ECT), exhaust gas...
US-9,085,327 Vehicle roof reinforcement
A vehicle body structure comprises body side panels each comprising a roof mounting surface, a roof panel having opposing sides, and a brazed joint attaching...
US-9,085,323 Metal reinforcement for B-pillar
A metal reinforcement for a B-pillar of an automotive vehicle includes a lower flange and an upper structure. The lower flange is adapted to adjoin a door sill...
US-9,085,288 Method for operating a brake assistance system in a vehicle
A method of operating a brake assistance system in a vehicle is disclosed. The method includes determining a braking operation as an emergency braking...
US-9,085,287 Vehicle stopping distance improvements
A method for reducing the braking distance for a vehicle having an anti-lock braking mechanism (ABS) and a hydraulic braking system detects a brake pressure...
US-9,085,232 Vehicle grille close-out assembly
A vehicle grille assembly is provided with a grille and a close-out assembly. The close-out assembly is adapted to at least partially block an airflow opening...
US-9,085,221 Decoupled load-path to reduce the pelvis combined load of a vehicle occupant
A vehicle door provides for the decoupling of the load path by a cut-out area formed in the door inner sheet-metal. In an impact event the front or lower...
US-9,085,219 Window surround for a vehicle
An integral window surround for a vehicle. The window surround includes upper, front, and rear glass runs for guiding and sealing a glass window, as well as a...
US-9,083,864 Self-cleaning camera lens
A camera system includes a lens that directs light onto an image sensor, an actuator that vibrates the lens, and a charge generator that charges a surface of...
US-9,083,034 Treated battery separator
In at least one embodiment, a rechargeable battery is provided comprising an electrolyte including an organic solvent and a solution-treated polyolefin...
US-9,081,651 Route navigation with optimal speed profile
Energy consumption of a vehicle is optimized while traveling a route assembled of road segments between a first position and a destination. A speed profile...
US-9,081,648 Software architecture for developing in-vehicle software applications
According to one embodiment of the present invention, a software architecture encoded on a computer readable medium is disclosed. The software architecture can...
US-9,080,796 Motor vehicle climate control system
A vehicle climate control system operable in a winter mode and a summer mode includes an engine-exhaust-driven hot heat transfer fluid (HTF) circuit coupled...
US-9,080,668 Method and apparatus for driveline softening utilizing a vehicle to cloud to vehicle system
A vehicle includes a power source, such as an engine, an electric machine, or combination thereof. A torque converter is selectively coupled to the power source...
US-9,080,607 Thrust bearing snap ring retainer
An assembly includes a rotatable member formed with a recess, a first component, a snap ring located in the recess for limiting axial displacement of the first...
US-9,080,542 Engine cranking torque referenced to an engine stop position
A method for restarting a vehicle engine that is stopped at a known crank angle includes actuating a clutch located in a torque path between a starting motor...
US-9,080,525 Fuel component identification
A method adjusts fuel injection based on a fuel make-up, such as a fuel ethanol content. The fuel make-up may be learned during transient conditions by...
US-9,080,523 Method to improve blowthrough via split exhaust
Methods and systems are provided for a boosted engine having a split exhaust system. One method includes reducing knock by flowing a combination of exhaust from...
US-9,080,518 System and method for operating an engine combusting liquefied petroleum gas
A method and system for operating an engine that is supplied a fuel having a low super critical temperature is presented. In one example, the method supplies...
US-9,080,517 System and method for supplying fuel to an engine via multiple fuel paths
A system and method for supplying fuel to an engine is disclosed. In one example, a first controller supplies injector commands to a second controller via an...
US-9,080,510 Internal combustion engine having an interference reducing exhaust manifold
An engine having a cylinder head including an exhaust manifold at least partially integrated therein, the exhaust manifold including an inner separating wall...
US-9,080,509 System and method for monitoring an ignition system
A system for monitoring and cleaning a spark plug is disclosed. In one example, an amount of carbonaceous soot at the center electrode ceramic of the spark plug...
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