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US-9,764,739 Transmission and integrated transfer case
A transfer case and transmission are designed to permit the transmission hydraulic control system to control a range selection coupler and a torque on demand...
US-9,764,733 Methods and system for starting an engine of a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for cranking an engine of a hybrid vehicle that includes an electric machine to crank the engine and propel the vehicle are disclosed. In...
US-9,764,726 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle system including an engine that is selectively shut-down during engine idle-stop conditions, the...
US-9,764,704 Bumper
A bumper assembly includes an elongated beam and a pair of crush cans. The elongated beam includes a plurality of reinforcing walls extending horizontally that...
US-9,764,686 Light-producing assembly for a vehicle
A light-producing assembly for a vehicle is provided herein. The light-producing assembly includes a plurality of light and a photoluminescent structure. The...
US-9,764,667 Foldable headrest with double hinge
A headrest for a vehicle seat includes a padded part, carrying bars for securing the padded part to a backrest of the vehicle seat, and a mechanism for turning...
US-9,764,662 Vehicle seat assembly with integral child seat module
A vehicle seat assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. The vehicle seat assembly includes a vehicle seat having a seat back and a seat bottom as well as a...
US-9,764,632 Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle battery state of charge hold function and energy management
A plugin hybrid electric vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, a battery, an electric machine, and a controller. The vehicle is operable in a primary...
US-9,764,620 System and method for operating a heat pump
Methods and system for operating a heat pump in different operating modes and providing a predictable heat pump response when the heat pump is transitioned...
US-9,764,618 HVAC system with travel time based control
A system for providing efficient climate control in a vehicle. The system has an HVAC system configured to receive a user-defined temperature. The HVAC system...
US-9,764,286 Zoned catalyst system for reducing N.sub.2O emissions
A catalyst system for reducing N.sub.2O emissions in the exhaust system of a vehicle is provided and comprises a support in communication with the exhaust gas...
US-9,764,261 Dual media oil filter
A suction filter for an automatic transmission utilizes two different types of filter media: a coarse filter media and a fine filter media. The two types of...
US-D797,781 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface for automobile preconditioning control
US-D797,780 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface for automobile preconditioning control
US-D797,779 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface for automobile preconditioning control
US-D797,778 Display screen or portion thereof with color graphical user interface for automobile preconditioning control
US-D797,777 Display screen or portion thereof with color graphical user interface for automobile preconditioning control
US-D797,646 Sensor cover
US-D797,637 Vehicle wheel
US-9,762,078 Electric vehicle charging system adaptor
An adaptor is provided for connecting an EV/PHEV charging system to a grounded extension cord that may be plugged into a conventional NEMA receptacle. A...
US-9,761,918 Vehicle traction battery assembly
A traction battery assembly is provided. The traction battery assembly may include a battery cell array, a pair of endplates, and a first coolant channel. The...
US-9,761,894 Porous inserts for improved coolant distribution in bipolar plate assemblies for fuel cells
Certain fuel cell designs employ bipolar plate assemblies with internal coolant flow fields which comprise a coolant channel region and transition regions...
US-9,761,223 Acoustic impulse response simulation
At least one spoken utterance and a stored vehicle acoustic impulse response can be provided to a computing device. The computing device is programmed to...
US-9,761,065 Regenerative braking coaching system
A vehicle includes a regenerative braking system, which may include an electric machine, configured to provide regenerative braking torque to vehicle traction...
US-9,760,109 HEV brake pedal assembly with pedal return mechanism
A brake pedal assembly includes an assembly frame, a pedal arm pivotally carried by the assembly frame, a booster input rod, a booster washer carried by the...
US-9,759,574 Vehicle emergency broadcast and relay
A vehicle includes a communication system. The communication system includes at least one controller and may include an RF transceiver. The controller is...
US-9,759,573 Route based energy consumption estimation using physical models
This disclosure generally relates to a system, apparatus, method, and process for generating a route based energy consumption estimation based on physical...
US-9,759,302 Bypass clutch for a torque converter
A transmission includes a case having a front support that defines a reservoir, and a first passageway in fluid communication with the reservoir. The...
US-9,759,275 Electronic control of manual transmission clutch
A controller adjust a clutch actuator position is response to movement of a clutch pedal. During an engagement or a disengagement, the controller monitors...
US-9,759,168 Increasing crankcase ventilation flow rate via active flow control
Methods and systems are provided for coordinating throttle bypass flows from brake booster vacuum reservoir, a fuel vapor purge system, and a crankcase...
US-9,759,166 Systems and methods for evaporative emissions testing
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing degradation of an evaporative emissions system in a vehicle. One example method comprises following a...
US-9,759,154 Method for coating a bore and cylinder block of an internal combustion engine
A method of producing an enamel coating for a cylinder bore in a cylinder block of an internal combustion engine is provided. The method also provides for...
US-9,759,149 System and method for determining exhaust temperature
Methods and systems for estimating engine exhaust gas temperature and adjusting engine operation based on the engine exhaust gas temperature are disclosed. In...
US-9,759,148 Method and system for determining air-fuel ratio imbalance via engine torque
Methods and systems are presented for assessing the presence or absence of engine torque deviation which may indicate air-fuel ratio imbalance between engine...
US-9,759,145 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for improving the detection and mitigation of high speed pre-ignition. In one example, high speed pre-ignition is detected...
US-9,759,138 Internal combustion engine with partial deactivation and method for the operation of an internal combustion...
A system is provided for an internal combustion engine including at least two cylinders, wherein the at least two cylinders form at least two groups, wherein...
US-9,759,135 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for using compression heating to heat a cylinder piston before cylinder combustion is resumed. Cylinder heating is achieved...
US-9,759,114 Selective powertrain heating system
A vehicle includes a powertrain having an engine and at least one controller. The controller is programmed to selectively heat at least one of a plurality of...
US-9,758,199 Stiffening brace for pickup truck box outer panel
A cargo box for a pickup truck includes a bed and a pair of sidewalls connected to opposing longitudinal sides of the bed. Each of the sidewalls has an inner...
US-9,758,192 Underbody structure for absorbing energy to improve roof structure integrity during side impact
A vehicle body assembly including a frame with an outrigger secured to the frame below a passenger compartment. The passenger compartment includes a plurality...
US-9,758,170 Coordinated control of transmission and accessories
A powertrain includes an engine, a transmission, and one or more accessories, such as an alternator or an air conditioning compressor, all operating based on...
US-9,758,164 Motor vehicle cruise control with deceleration reduction
A method and device for regulating the speed of a motor vehicle, wherein an electronic device a) compares deceleration of a vehicle with a threshold value...
US-9,758,160 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-9,758,149 Hybrid vehicle and downshifting strategy in a hybrid vehicle
A vehicle includes an engine, an electric machine, an engine disconnect clutch, and a transmission input configured to transmit power from the engine and...
US-9,758,129 Method of minimizing ice buildup on a windshield of a vehicle
A method of minimizing ice buildup on a windshield of a vehicle is provided. The method includes the steps of: (a) monitoring a state of the vehicle; (b)...
US-9,758,127 Restraint system
A restraint system in a vehicle includes a first retractor, a second retractor, a first webbing retractably coupled to the first retractor, a second webbing...
US-9,758,107 Adjustable support for a vehicle
A vehicle cover, such as a tailgate adapted for being raised and lowered relative to the vehicle or a vehicle bumper, includes an adjustable support for...
US-9,758,091 Vehicle system and method for activating hazard lights during battery disconnect events
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, activating hazard lights of an electrified vehicle in response...
US-9,758,090 Interior side marker
A vehicle includes a seat assembly having a seatback and a seat base. A side marker is positioned on the seat base. A light assembly is configured to emit light...
US-9,758,088 Auxiliary lighting roof rack
A roof rack assembly is provided herein. A pair of support racks are provided on a roof structure of a vehicle. A first light source is coupled to each of the...
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