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US-9,127,663 Fluid heating apparatus and method
An apparatus for heating a fluid such as engine oil includes an auxiliary pump, a conduit connected to the auxiliary pump and provides fluid communication from...
US-9,127,626 Methods and systems for turbocharger control
Methods are provided for controlling a turbocharged engine having an additional throttle located between an intake manifold of the engine and an outlet of a...
US-9,127,607 Method for purging condensate from a charge air cooler
Methods and systems are provided for cleaning out condensate stored at a charge air cooler. In response to increased condensate accumulation at a charge air...
US-9,127,606 System for determining EGR degradation
A system for improving operation of an EGR system is presented. The system provides distinct models to estimate EGR temperature in response to a valve position....
US-9,127,605 Vapor recovery system purge valve and method
A canister purge valve, fuel vapor recovery system, and method are provided. The canister purge valve may include an inlet port configured to be coupled with an...
US-9,127,578 Crankcase integrity breach detection
Systems and methods for monitoring crankcase ventilation system integrity are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises indicating a crankcase...
US-9,126,642 Tailgate hinge assembly
A vehicle having a tailgate attached by hinge assemblies. The hinge assemblies have a pair of first hinge halves secured to a rear sill with a hinge leaf...
US-9,126,630 Corner node and assembly for pickup truck box
A corner node for reinforcing a portion of a truck box of a pickup truck is provided. The corner node may be disposed within a cavity defined by a cross member...
US-9,126,628 Lightweight vehicle beam
Several different cross sections of beam having more than four sides are disclosed that may form a central portion of a beam having end portions that have four...
US-9,126,591 Hybrid vehicle powertrain management system and method
A vehicle is provided with a powertrain including an electric motor, an internal combustion engine, and a turbocharger. The vehicle further includes a...
US-9,126,587 Hybrid vehicle drive control system and method for providing motor torque boost compensating for engine delay...
A vehicle control system including a combustion engine and an electric motor selectively provided torque to a transmission separately or in combination to meet...
US-9,126,570 Control of hydraulic brake system and method
A hybrid or electric vehicle includes a hydraulic brake system having an active vacuum booster with an active boost control valve actuated by at least one...
US-9,126,550 Sliding deflector assembly
A vehicle frame assembly is provided comprising a main rail. The vehicle frame assembly also includes a deflector assembly which has a front member having an...
US-9,126,535 Fender step for pick-up trucks
A dually pickup truck includes a rear axle having a dual-wheel assembly on an end of the axle and a fender positioned over a portion the dual-wheel assembly. A...
US-9,126,534 Automated camera wash for vehicles
A system to remove debris from a vehicle camera lens using washer fluid from the vehicle's washer system is disclosed. The system analyzes a captured image and...
US-9,126,515 Multi-contour bladder system
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base and a seat back. A cover stock is disposed over the seat back and the seat base. An inflatable bladder is...
US-9,126,508 Upper seatback pivot system
A vehicle seating assembly includes first and second side supports defining a seatback structure that is operable between upright and reclined positions. A...
US-9,126,504 Integrated thin flex composite headrest assembly
A vehicle headrest assembly includes a head restraint operably coupled to a vehicle seatback and having a head support surface. A flexible member includes a top...
US-9,126,477 Ductless cooling system for a vehicle power storage unit
A battery of a vehicle is cooled by air from a cabin of the vehicle. The air from the cabin flows underneath a rear seat of the vehicle and to the battery.
US-D738,551 Vehicle tail lamp bar
US-D738,550 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D738,549 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D738,278 Vehicle wheel
US-D738,270 Vehicle rear upper bumper cover
US-D738,269 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover insert
US-D738,268 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
US-9,125,028 Methods and apparatus for vehicle state control
A system includes a processor configured to receive a text message from a remote device including an instruction for a vehicle system. The processor is also...
US-9,125,020 Road trip vehicle to vehicle communication system
A method of coordinating a plurality of road vehicles includes obtaining information related to a first vehicle that is relevant to a road trip with which the...
US-9,124,124 System and method for reducing interference during wireless charging
A method is provided for reducing interference in an inductive charging system within a vehicle. The method includes inductively charging a device with an...
US-9,123,944 Battery cover assembly
An end-to-end cell connection system for a battery assembly uses a conductive interconnector with an inner portion welded to an end of one cell, a standoff...
US-9,123,251 Image system for automotive safety applications
An improved vision-based system generates object detection corresponding to different viewing areas based on vehicle speed. At lower vehicle speeds, the system...
US-9,122,775 Medical data acquisition and provision
A computer-implemented method includes determining a user account associated with a vehicle occupant. The method also includes detecting the presence of at...
US-9,122,567 User interface system and method
A system and method for controlling an electric-vehicle is provided. The system and method calculates a likelihood of arriving at a destination based on vehicle...
US-9,121,787 Method and system for diagnosing a vacuum system
A vacuum system diagnostic is disclosed. In one example, vacuum system leaks are diagnosed via a pressure reading of a vacuum reservoir. The approach may reduce...
US-9,121,722 Trip partitioning based on driving pattern energy consumption
A vehicle includes an electric machine configured to propel the vehicle using battery power. The vehicle also includes a controller programmed to operate the...
US-9,121,710 User interface system and method based on calendar event
A vehicle interface system and method is provided. The system and method includes an interface for communicating with a vehicle user. A controller is in...
US-9,121,474 Engine drive system
Systems and methods for an engine drive system are described herein. In one example, the system includes a camshaft, a crankshaft, and an accessory drive. The...
US-9,121,472 Internal combustion engine with compensation weight arranged on the crankshaft and serving as an imbalance, and...
An internal combustion engine with a cylinder and with a crank drive is described herein. The internal combustion engine includes a crankshaft in which the...
US-9,121,373 Induction system including a passive-adsorption hydrocarbon trap
An induction system in an engine is provided. The air induction system includes an induction conduit including an air flow passage in fluidic communication at...
US-9,121,356 Stop/start control to increase microhybrid vehicle battery charge
A stop/start system of a vehicle autostops and autostarts an engine and, in response to an identification of a drive cycle destination indicating that the...
US-9,121,355 Octane separation system and operating method
An engine method, comprising delivering high octane fuel to a high octane fuel tank and delivering low octane fuel to a low octane fuel tank and injecting...
US-9,121,335 System and method for an engine comprising a liquid cooling system and oil supply
An internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combustion engine includes an oil circuit and a pump in fluidic communication with a supply line and at...
US-9,121,328 Advanced exhaust-gas sampler for exhaust sensor
An exhaust-gas sampler is adapted to couple into an exhaust conduit and to sample a constituent of an engine exhaust flowing therein. The sampler comprises an...
US-9,121,314 Method for protecting a DPF of an internal combustion engine
The invention relates to a method for protecting a DPF in the exhaust section of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle from unintentional combustion...
US-9,120,507 System for orienting front wheel of vehicle during offset frontal impact
A bumper assembly for a vehicle includes a mounting platform for being fixed relative to a frame of the vehicle. A bumper beam is coupled to the mounting...
US-9,120,501 Divided steering gear housing having an exposed tooth rack
A rack-and-pinion steering system and a method for producing the same including a pinion, a toothed rack, and a bearing point for the toothed rack, wherein the...
US-9,120,488 Integrated engine torque model
A method of operating a vehicle having at least a driven wheel, the driven wheel driven at least by a driving torque, includes maintaining an inclination angle...
US-9,120,461 Hood latch and striker system for pedestrian protection
A system for releasing and lifting an automobile hood includes a sensor located proximate a front location of an automobile that detects impact with an object....
US-9,120,450 Active bolster with spine reinforced weld track
An active bolster for an interior trim surface of an automotive vehicle has a plastic-molded outer trim panel with a closed-loop bonding section on an inside...
US-9,120,441 Battery support assembly
A battery support assembly adapted to be attached to a front rail of a pickup truck is provided which may include a first support, a second support, and a...
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