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US-9,558,408 Traffic signal prediction
An aerial image relates to a geographic area. The aerial image is analyzed to identify at least one traffic signal in the geographic area. Based at least in...
US-9,558,254 Automatic wireless device data maintenance
A computer-implemented method includes downloading data elements from a wireless device. The method includes determining whether a user account exists in...
US-9,558,015 Methods and apparatus for activating applications
A computer-implemented method of application control includes receiving a list of applications available on a wireless device in communication with a vehicle...
US-9,557,981 Method and apparatus for automatic module upgrade
A computer-implemented method includes determining that a connection to an update server should be established. The method also includes establishing a wireless...
US-9,557,748 Powertrain creep torque control
A vehicle powertrain control system causes friction torque to be delivered to wheels at a generally constant value for a range of increasing requested friction...
US-9,557,741 System and method for autonomous valet parking using plenoptic cameras
Exemplary embodiments provide systems and methods for autonomously valet parking a vehicle based on images obtained from a plurality of plenoptic (light field)...
US-9,556,946 Vehicle transmission gear assembly
A transmission gear assembly, including: at least two gearwheels fitted with teeth on their periphery and connected together. One of the at least two gearwheels...
US-9,556,804 Multi-cylinder internal combustion engine and method for operating a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine
A method for partial cylinder cutoff is provided. The method comprises operating a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine with applied ignition, in which an...
US-9,556,787 Method and system for improving stopping and starting of a turbocharged engine
A system and method for improving engine starting and stopping is described. In one example, turbine vanes are adjusted to increase engine exhaust backpressure...
US-9,556,785 Method and system for binary flow turbine control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the opening of a scroll valve of a binary flow turbine. Scroll valve adjustments are used at different engine...
US-9,556,784 Method and system for vacuum control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a fuel injection split between a direct injection and a port injection based on engine vacuum demand. When more...
US-9,556,771 Method and system for catalyst temperature control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling and coordinating control of a post-catalyst exhaust throttle and an EGR valve to expedite catalyst heating. By...
US-9,556,767 Intake manifold ports and PCV passages integrated into cam cover
An internal combustion engine having manifold ports and positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) passages integrated into the cam cover is disclosed. The engine...
US-9,556,662 Window regulator and method of providing articulating motion to a window in a vehicle door
A window regulator is provided for a window in a vehicle door. The window regulator includes a drive mechanism having a first cable and a second cable. The...
US-9,556,661 Frameless-door window operating system
A frameless-door window operating system is provided for a vehicle door. The system includes a door actuator, a door latch controller, a window controller and a...
US-9,556,648 Retractable striker cover assembly for vehicle
A retractable cover assembly is provided for a vehicle to cover a latching component such as the striker of a trunk door. The assembly includes a retractable...
US-9,555,885 Automotive drone deployment system
This disclosure generally relates to an automotive drone deployment system that includes at least a vehicle and a deployable drone that is configured to attach...
US-9,555,832 Display system utilizing vehicle and trailer dynamics
A display system for a vehicle and trailer is disclosed. The system comprises an interface configured to receive a directional input and a controller in...
US-9,555,814 Unexpected thermal event assist
A vehicle system may include a thermal sensor; and a vehicle connectivity module in communication with the thermal sensor and a plurality of vehicle systems...
US-9,555,795 Controlling a hybrid vehicle having an overdrive coupling member
A hybrid vehicle includes an engine coupled to a planetary gearset and an electric motor configured to provide motor torque directly to a torque transfer set....
US-9,555,792 System and methods for assisted direct start control
Systems and methods for assisted direct start control are provided. An example method varies engine torque, forward clutch engagement pressure, and wheel brake...
US-9,555,718 Estimation and compensation of battery measurement and asynchronization biases
A hybrid or electric vehicle includes a traction battery to store and provide energy for the vehicle. The traction battery includes a number of battery cells....
US-9,555,716 Automotive vehicle charge system
A vehicle charging system includes a base plate having an inclined surface defining at least a portion of a recess, and an arm arrangement having a base end...
US-9,555,704 System and method for inhibiting engine operation during fueling
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, inhibiting operation of an internal combustion engine of a...
US-9,555,688 Therma-zone vehicle system
A temperature adjustment system for a vehicle including a closed network of interconnected fluid pathways disposed in at least one of a headliner, a door, and...
US-9,555,677 Apparatus for covering a hitch receiver
An apparatus is provided for covering a hitch receiver. That apparatus includes a rotating cover displaceable between a first position concealing a hitch...
US-9,555,060 Methods, systems, and compositions for cell-derived/vesicle-based microrna delivery
Some embodiments comprise methods, systems, and compositions to produce and/or administer modified exosomes or other vesicles containing one or more selected...
US-D777,617 Vehicle front bumper
US-D777,613 Vehicle front lower grille
US-9,553,694 RF jamming mitigation system and method
A jamming detection system for a vehicle may include an antenna configured to receive a radio frequency (RF) wave defining a series of RF pulse and quiet phase...
US-9,553,540 Power converter with pre-compensation for dead-time insertion
A power converter has a phase leg with upper and lower switching devices coupled across a DC link. A junction between the devices is coupled to a load. A...
US-9,553,344 Peristaltic pump for traction battery thermal management system
A battery assembly including an array of battery cells, a conduit system, and an emitter is provided. The conduit system may deliver coolant for thermally...
US-9,553,288 Step configuration for traction battery housing
A vehicle traction battery assembly is provided which may include a housing, a battery system supported within the housing, and a connector electrically...
US-9,552,735 Autonomous vehicle identification
A computer in a first vehicle is configured to receive data relating to a second vehicle. The computer may use the data to determine that the second vehicle is...
US-9,552,680 Tire rotation warning
A vehicle includes a tire rotation reminder system. The system includes a controller that generates a tire rotation reminder based on a predicted driving time...
US-9,552,679 System and method for vehicle damper monitoring
A vehicle damper monitoring system of the present disclosure may include at least one height sensor and at least one controller configured to receive signals...
US-9,552,678 Distance to empty energy compensation
A method of estimating distance to empty (DTE) for a vehicle includes, in response to detecting an energy loss condition expected to be present during an...
US-9,551,534 Heat exchanger assembly having a seal
A heat exchanger assembly having first and second heat exchangers and a seal. The seal may be disposed on the first heat exchanger and may have an elongated...
US-9,551,443 Engine fluid line with flexible joint
A vehicle fluid line for transporting high and low pressure fluids of an engine includes a rigid pipe having opposing ends configured to fixedly couple with the...
US-9,551,415 Output torque control method
Readings of multiple sensors are utilized to estimate transmission output, which is used as a feedback signal to control the torque capacity of a transmission...
US-9,551,307 Hinged engine cover for intake manifold
An engine cover system for joining a cover with an intake manifold body. A plurality of structural ribs project from an external surface of the body including a...
US-9,551,302 Controlling fresh air and exhaust gas flow in turbocharged internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine has a cylinder and an exhaust-gas turbocharger comprising a compressor arranged in an intake system and a turbine arranged in an...
US-9,551,288 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-9,551,276 Methods and systems for surge control
Systems and methods are provided for reducing surge in a boosted engine system. One method comprises adjusting an opening of a compressor recirculation valve to...
US-9,551,265 Crash energy absorbing muffler
A muffler (101) for a vehicle, the muffler (101) having at least one first crumple feature (105) and at least one second crumple feature (107), the first and...
US-9,551,262 Method and system for particulate filter leakage detection
Methods and systems are provided for determining degradation of a particulate filter in an exhaust conduit. In one example, a method may include diverting...
US-9,551,259 Method and system for diesel particulate filter diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for determining degradation of a particulate filter in an exhaust conduit. In one example, a method may include diverting...
US-9,551,166 Electronic interior door release system
A powered door latch may be actuated by a capacitive sensor or by movement of a mechanical release device. A controller may be utilized to prevent unlatching of...
US-9,551,050 Aluminum alloy with additions of scandium, zirconium and erbium
An aluminum alloy including additions of scandium, zirconium, erbium and, optionally, silicon.
US-9,550,542 Electric cycle
A kit for an electric cycle includes a powertrain module including a case, a battery disposed in the case, an electric motor in communication with the battery...
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