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US-9,079,513 Luggage retention system
A motor vehicle luggage retention system for a motor vehicle is disclosed. A foldable seat back separates the occupant compartment from the trunk and has an...
US-9,079,469 Air spring and damper unit with height adjustment
A vehicle suspension apparatus includes various elements, such as a self-pumping air spring and damper unit operating with compressed air for height adjustment...
US-9,079,213 Method of determining coating uniformity of a coated surface
A method for applying a coating includes: obtaining a subject cylindrical part including an inner subject coated surface applied using a spraying device at a...
US-D734,470 Vision assessment chart
US-9,078,238 Method and apparatus for application data transport handling
A system includes a processor configured to receive communication requests from a plurality of applications executing on a remote device, requesting...
US-9,074,953 Sensor packaging at output side of front wheel drive (FWD) transmissions
Various packaging designs for placement of a magnetic torque sensor at the output shaft of a front wheel drive transmission are provided. One design provides...
US-9,074,826 Flexible heat accumulator for engine coolant
A heat accumulator for a vehicle engine, comprising storing coolant in a flexible storage container with an inner body and an outer body, with an insulation...
US-9,074,571 Vehicle and method of controlling an engine auto-stop and restart
A vehicle includes an engine, a manual transmission having a clutch, and a controller. The controller is configured to, in response to receiving a signal...
US-9,074,563 Engine system having a condensate bypass duct
An engine system is provided. The engine system includes an intake conduit positioned upstream of an engine cylinder and also includes a PCV outlet opening into...
US-9,074,553 Cylinder block assembly
A cylinder block assembly is provided. The cylinder block assembly includes a cylinder block including a cylinder, two crankshaft supports at a bottom of the...
US-9,074,548 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-9,074,543 Method and system for engine unburned hydrocarbon control
Methods and systems are provided for detecting hydrocarbon ingestion into an engine based on the simultaneous monitoring of cylinder imbalance and an elevated...
US-9,074,541 Method and system for control of an EGR valve during lean operation in a boosted engine system
Methods and systems are provided for reducing EGR estimation errors during lean engine operating conditions. During lean engine operation, EGR is disabled if...
US-9,074,523 Vacuum-actuated wastegate
Embodiments for vacuum generation are provided. In one example, a method for an engine including a turbocharger having a compressor driven by a turbine...
US-9,074,521 Turbocharger system having a shared bypass conduit and wastegate
A turbocharger system is provided. The turbocharger system may include a first turbocharger including a first turbine in fluidic communication with a first...
US-9,074,513 Non-intrusive exhaust gas sensor monitoring
A method for monitoring an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises indicating exhaust gas sensor...
US-9,074,502 Positive crankcase ventilation system and method for operation
A positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system is provided. The PCV system includes an oil return line coupled to a PCV oil separator and extending through a...
US-9,074,019 Methods, systems, and compositions for calpain inhibition
Methods, systems and compositions comprising novel peptidomimetics are disclosed that can be used to inhibit calpain and, more specifically, to treat tissue...
US-9,073,586 Transverse sill reinforcement for a truck bed and method of making a sill reinforcement
A sill reinforcement assembly is provided for a sill area of a pick-up truck bed that is supported on and connected to a pair of frame rails. A unitary...
US-9,073,582 Multi-cornered strengthening members
A strengthening member for an automotive vehicle comprises an eight-cornered cross section including sides and corners. The sides comprise four straight sides...
US-9,073,579 Vehicle roof for water management
A vehicle roof panel for channeling fluid includes a raised formation at a centerline of the vehicle, and a plurality of primary troughs disposed laterally on...
US-9,073,574 Autonomous vehicle with reconfigurable interior
A vehicle includes a steering wheel located in a passenger compartment. The steering wheel is configured to be moved from an operational position to a stowed...
US-9,073,547 Entering and exiting parallel operation of a powersplit hybrid powertrain
A generator brake is controlled such that a powersplit hybrid powertrain enters and exits a parallel mode of operation. The generator brake may be an...
US-9,073,508 Driver airbag to steering wheel gap reduction
A motor vehicle steering wheel has an airbag module received and mounted within a recess having an opening of a predetermined shape. A cover having an outer...
US-9,073,504 Vehicle immobilizer method and system
A system and method of immobilizing a vehicle include receiving a driver presence signal and a transmission state signal and commanding a transmission tie-up in...
US-9,073,494 Vehicle interior conversation mirror assembly
An overhead console assembly for a vehicle comprising a sunglass bin is disclosed. The sunglass bin defines an outer perimeter configured to be disposed in an...
US-9,073,486 Deploy and extend step pad
A vehicle includes a step pad assembly that includes a first step pad, a second step pad, and a telescoping extension. The second step pad is rotatably attached...
US-9,073,468 Vehicle seat bracket assembly
A recliner bracket for a vehicle includes a web defining a recliner heart receiving aperture. The recliner heart receiving apertures is operably connected with...
US-9,073,408 Register vane air deflector and method
A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning register for use in an automotive vehicle has a hollow housing having an inlet, an outlet, and an inner housing...
US-9,073,401 Vehicle suspension mounting system
A vehicle suspension subsystem is provided having a leafspring that is mounted to a vehicle frame with a clevis type mounting bracket. An end of the leafspring...
US-D733,947 Vehicle headlight fascia
US-D733,629 Vehicle trunk lid
US-D733,622 Vehicle rear upper bumper cover
US-9,071,568 Customer-identifying email addresses to enable a medium of communication that supports many service providers
A system comprising one or more transceivers in communication with a vehicle computing system, the one or more transceivers are also in communication with at...
US-9,070,298 Reconfigurable vehicle model
In one embodiment, a vehicle model is disclosed. The vehicle model includes a main vehicle module including a primary base and a number of components. The...
US-9,070,293 Device and method for traffic sign recognition
A method and apparatus for determining whether to alert a driver of a vehicle to the presence of a traffic sign in the vehicle's driving environment. An optical...
US-9,070,276 Method and apparatus for detecting a left-behind phone
A system includes a vehicle computing processor. The processor is configured to, through wireless communication with a phone, and after determining that a...
US-9,069,653 Methods for utilizing stop sign and traffic light detections to enhance fuel economy and safety
Methods for operating a vehicle as the vehicle approaches an intersection with a traffic control device are provided herein. One example method includes...
US-9,068,708 Illuminable vehicle beverage holder assembly
An illuminable beverage holder assembly is provided and includes at least one side wall coupled an illuminable base member to form a receptacle for receiving a...
US-9,068,648 Automated transmission and method for operating an automated transmission
An automated transmission comprises a hydraulic control device and one or more hydraulically actuated gear units. The hydraulic control device comprises a...
US-9,068,630 Multi-speed transmission
A family of transmission gearing arrangements produces up to nine forward and one reverse speed ratios by selective engagement of three couplers in various...
US-9,068,617 Pendulum-absorber brake
A crankshaft comprising a cheek, a torsion-absorbing pendulum pivotally coupled to the cheek, and a rotational speed actuated brake to oppose motion of the...
US-9,068,548 Spark plug degradation detection
Methods and systems are provided for identifying and indicating degradation of an engine cylinder spark plug. In response to a cylinder misfire event during...
US-9,068,546 Methods and systems for engine cranking
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine may be started in one of two ways depending on...
US-9,068,537 Intake system including remotely located filter assemblies and method for operation of an intake system
An intake system for an engine including a first air filter assembly in fluidic communication with an intake manifold and a second air filter assembly spaced...
US-9,068,534 Compressed natural gas pressure regulator protective bracket
A protective bracket for a compressed natural gas pressure regulator mounted in an engine compartment of a motor vehicle is disclosed. The compressed natural...
US-9,068,522 Method for diagnosing an engine
A method for operating an engine in response to a waste gate position is presented. In one example, the method adjusts an actuator to reduce the possibility of...
US-9,068,501 Branch communication valve for a twin scroll turbocharger
Methods and systems are provided for a branch communication valve in a twin turbocharger system. A branch communication valve may be positioned adjacent to a...
US-9,068,500 Boosted in-line variable-displacement engine
An engine includes a first turbine fluidically coupled to a first group of adjacent cylinders, and a second turbine fluidically coupled to a second group of...
US-9,068,497 Oil supply system for an engine
An oil supply system for a reciprocating piston internal combustion engine is disclosed in which the supply of oil to piston cooling jets is controlled by...
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