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US-9,157,511 Multi-speed transmission
A transmission gearing arrangements produces up to ten forward and one reverse speed ratios by selective engagement of various combinations of four shift...
US-9,157,495 Torque converter having integrated flex plate for hybrid electric vehicle
An assembly includes a torque converter concentric with an axis, a rotor hub drivably connected for rotation about the axis to an electric machine and...
US-9,157,491 Dual clutch transmission
A dual clutch transmission for motor vehicles, with two subtransmissions, with a dual clutch, with a central disk (3) connected to the driving disk (2) and...
US-9,157,426 Overheat control mechanism for electrical vacuum pumps
A vacuum pump connected to a unit where a low pressure is desired to be maintained, is adapted to reduce a rise in its temperature, during extended operations...
US-9,157,410 Method and internal combustion engine for a supercharged internal combustion engine
Embodiments for a turbocharged engine are provided. In one example, a method for operating a supercharged internal combustion engine including at least one...
US-9,157,393 Multi-staged fuel return system
A fuel system for an engine is provided herein. According to one embodiment, the fuel system includes a fuel supply coupled to a low pressure fuel pump, the low...
US-9,157,380 Twin scroll turbocharger with EGR takeoffs
Systems and methods for operating a twin scroll turbocharged engine with a junction configured to selectively control exhaust gas delivery to an exhaust gas...
US-9,157,363 Twin independent boosted I4 engine
An engine receiving boost from a supercharger and/or a turbocharger compressor is provided, along with methods for its operation. The engine may include inline...
US-9,156,500 Bowtie shaped roof bow
A roof bow for a vehicle is provided that has a "bow-tie" shape including a central portion flanked by two triangular portions. The triangular portions are...
US-9,156,496 Vehicle maneuvering aids
A vehicle 1 towing a trailer 4 is fitted with three video cameras 5, 6, 7 fitted to the rear of the vehicle and on each door mirror. A view from any camera can...
US-9,156,474 Jurisdiction-aware function control and configuration for motor vehicles
Apparatus for a motor vehicle comprises a location monitor for determining vehicle coordinates for an instantaneous vehicle position within a predetermined...
US-9,156,472 Economic cruise control
Economic cruise control where a response of a cruise control system used to control a powertrain is determined based at least in part on whether a driver of a...
US-9,156,471 Parental control of rear seat HVAC unit in vehicle
A vehicle has front and rear seats and an air conditioning system. There is an auxiliary control accessible from the rear seat for adjusting the air...
US-9,156,470 Control strategy to alter available wheel power in a vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine for providing propulsion forces to wheels of the vehicle. In an electric-only propulsion...
US-9,156,469 Methods and systems for a driveline disconnect clutch
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, compensation for a driveline disconnect clutch is provided. The...
US-9,156,434 Webbing exit protection boot for a webbing of a seat belt and seat belt system
A webbing exit protection boot for a webbing of a vehicle seat belt has an aperture for the webbing, a stiff lower part confining a lower section of the...
US-9,156,429 Curtain airbag with seat engaging feature
A curtain airbag assembly for a vehicle has an airbag with a receiving portion shaped to clamp onto or around a portion of a seat of the vehicle when the airbag...
US-9,156,426 Headrest-mounted vehicle airbag
A head rest is mountable on a vehicle seat back with at least one hollow support bar. The support bar is adjustable to adjust the height of the head rest...
US-9,156,423 Active bolster with active vent formed in attachment bosses
An active bolster mounts at an interior trim surface of a passenger compartment in an automotive vehicle. A plastic-molded front wall deploys in a deployment...
US-9,156,422 Active bolster with multiple bladders on single trim piece
An active bolster protects a passenger in an automotive vehicle during a crash event. An interior trim panel has a front wall with a front surface facing the...
US-9,156,408 Active glove box door with reaction surface catcher
An active glove box system comprises an instrument panel and a glove box door. The instrument panel housing defines a door space bordered by a curb flange along...
US-9,156,395 Low profile highly efficient vehicular LED modules and headlamps
A vehicle lighting module is provided that includes a lens having a plurality of near-field lens elements, an input surface, and an exit surface. The lighting...
US-9,156,387 Coupling structure for pull-cup and armrest assembly
A door trim assembly includes an armrest, a pull-cup unit, and an attachment structure. The attachment structure has a first portion with a first flange, a...
US-9,156,369 BEV life support system and method
A battery electric vehicle life support system for a battery electric vehicle. The system may include at least one controller adapted to receive charging...
US-9,156,358 Regenerative braking in the presence of an antilock braking system control event
A hybrid electric vehicle includes at least one wheel, a friction brake, a motor, and at least one controller. The friction brake is coupled to the wheel and...
US-9,156,340 Energy storage device protection apparatus
The invention relates to a motor vehicle, in particular a hybrid automobile or electric vehicle, having a battery that is arranged between two wheelhouses An...
US-9,156,335 Structural door handle attached to door structure at the door window belt
A vehicle door and handle assembly includes inner and outer panels defining an inner door cavity therebetween. A belt reinforcement is disposed within the inner...
US-9,156,298 Method of producing a graphic design on a vehicle body
A method is provided for printing graphic designs in-line during manufacture of a vehicle. The method utilizes an ink jet printing system to apply graphic...
US-D740,726 Vehicle front bumper valance
US-9,153,822 Nano-structured thin film catalyst
In one embodiment, a catalyst assembly includes a substrate including a base and a number of rods extending from the base; a catalyst layer including a catalyst...
US-9,153,144 Rapid approach detector
A computer in a vehicle is configured to receive one or more data collector inputs, detect an object proximate to the vehicle based on the one or more inputs,...
US-9,151,631 Vehicle fueling route planning
An estimated fuel consumption may be determined for a route for a vehicle. At least in part based on the estimated fuel consumption, it may be determined that...
US-9,151,364 Multiple speed transmission and method of operation
A family of transmissions has four planetary gear sets, five controllable clutches and brake, and a passive one way brake. Selective engagement of the brakes...
US-9,151,307 Assembly joined by a flow drill screw
An assembly including a plurality of parts fastened together with a flow drill screw. An indentation is formed on one side of a first part and a second part is...
US-9,151,263 Method and system for opportunistically automatically stopping an engine of a vehicle
Methods and systems for stopping and starting an engine automatically are presented. In one example, a method inhibits automatic engine stopping in response to...
US-9,151,235 Method and system for fuel vapor control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing fuel vapor generation from a fuel tank in a hybrid vehicle. A layer of gel-foam fire retardant is layered over the...
US-9,151,230 Method for controlling a diesel engine system
A method for controlling a diesel engine is disclosed in which the diesel engine is controlled to produce less soot when the operating state of an associated...
US-9,151,219 Methods and systems for surge control
Methods and systems are provided for improving a margin to surge. A compressor recirculation valve is held at a semi-open position during steady-state boosted...
US-9,151,217 Twin turbocharger wastegate control
An engine system comprises a first turbocharger including a first wastegate, first wastegate actuator, and first turbocharger sensor, a second turbocharger...
US-9,151,216 Methods and systems for variable displacement engine control
Methods and systems are provided for selecting a group of cylinders for selective deactivation, in a variable displacement engine system, based at least on a...
US-9,151,214 Engine control system and method
Methods and systems are provided for purging condensate from a charge air cooler to an engine intake while reducing misfire events related to the water...
US-9,151,207 Distinguishing between EGR valve and oxygen sensor degradation
A diagnostic method for an engine having a valve for controlling dilution of intake air. The method comprises, during engine fueling, indicating a degradation...
US-9,151,206 Method for determining soot mass stored with a particulate filter
A method for determining soot mass oxidized during a particulate filter oxidation procedure is disclosed. In one example, soot mass is determined via an...
US-9,151,200 Secondary air introduction system and method for system operation
A vehicle system operation method is provided. The method comprises, during a first operating condition, increasing back pressure in a first exhaust conduit...
US-9,151,196 Ducting system for feeding air and exhaust gases to an internal combustion engine and for discharging the...
In one embodiment, a ducting system comprises a feed duct for feeding air and exhaust gases to an internal combustion engine, a discharge duct for discharging...
US-9,151,085 Passive entry side door latch release system
A vehicle passive entry side door latch release system engageable with a release cable connected a door latch. The door latch release system may include a...
US-9,150,272 Folding bicycle chain stay and frame
A bicycle frame component includes a yoke member, a driveside arm fixed to the yoke member, and a pivot arm coupled to the yoke member opposite the driveside...
US-9,150,258 Vehicle body structure and method for assembling same
A modular body structure and a method for assembling a body structure in a vehicle includes fitting a pillar having first and second ends between a roof rail...
US-9,150,224 Transitioning from autonomous vehicle control to to driver control to responding to driver control
Instructions are provided to at least one vehicle control for autonomous operation of a vehicle. A change in position is detected of at the least one vehicle...
US-9,150,219 Hybrid electric vehicle and method of starting engine
Two methods may be used to start the engine of a hybrid electric vehicle while the vehicle is moving under electric power. When smoothness is most important, a...
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