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US-9,086,065 Adjustable vane pump for reducing pressure pulsations during discharge
An adjustable rotary vane pump configured to reduce pressure pulsations during hydraulic fluid discharge includes a housing having two side plates positioned in...
US-9,086,045 Hybrid vehicle engine starts
A vehicle includes a starter motor, an engine having an output mechanically coupled to the starter motor, a transmission having an input, and an electric...
US-9,086,040 Fuel system degradation test using two fuel tanks
Embodiments for monitoring fuel system degradation are provided. In one example, a method for a vehicle comprises evacuating fuel from a first fuel tank to a...
US-9,086,031 Cracked cap bulkhead insert
Various bulkhead inserts having a cracked cap are provided. In one example, a cylinder block includes a plurality of cylinder bores, a crankcase disposed below...
US-9,086,001 Method to control and diagnose an exhaust gas heat exchanger
A method for controlling an engine having an exhaust gas heat exchanger includes measuring air mass flow, engine coolant temperature (ECT), exhaust gas...
US-9,085,327 Vehicle roof reinforcement
A vehicle body structure comprises body side panels each comprising a roof mounting surface, a roof panel having opposing sides, and a brazed joint attaching...
US-9,085,323 Metal reinforcement for B-pillar
A metal reinforcement for a B-pillar of an automotive vehicle includes a lower flange and an upper structure. The lower flange is adapted to adjoin a door sill...
US-9,085,288 Method for operating a brake assistance system in a vehicle
A method of operating a brake assistance system in a vehicle is disclosed. The method includes determining a braking operation as an emergency braking...
US-9,085,287 Vehicle stopping distance improvements
A method for reducing the braking distance for a vehicle having an anti-lock braking mechanism (ABS) and a hydraulic braking system detects a brake pressure...
US-9,085,232 Vehicle grille close-out assembly
A vehicle grille assembly is provided with a grille and a close-out assembly. The close-out assembly is adapted to at least partially block an airflow opening...
US-9,085,221 Decoupled load-path to reduce the pelvis combined load of a vehicle occupant
A vehicle door provides for the decoupling of the load path by a cut-out area formed in the door inner sheet-metal. In an impact event the front or lower...
US-9,085,219 Window surround for a vehicle
An integral window surround for a vehicle. The window surround includes upper, front, and rear glass runs for guiding and sealing a glass window, as well as a...
US-9,083,864 Self-cleaning camera lens
A camera system includes a lens that directs light onto an image sensor, an actuator that vibrates the lens, and a charge generator that charges a surface of...
US-9,083,034 Treated battery separator
In at least one embodiment, a rechargeable battery is provided comprising an electrolyte including an organic solvent and a solution-treated polyolefin...
US-9,081,651 Route navigation with optimal speed profile
Energy consumption of a vehicle is optimized while traveling a route assembled of road segments between a first position and a destination. A speed profile...
US-9,081,648 Software architecture for developing in-vehicle software applications
According to one embodiment of the present invention, a software architecture encoded on a computer readable medium is disclosed. The software architecture can...
US-9,080,796 Motor vehicle climate control system
A vehicle climate control system operable in a winter mode and a summer mode includes an engine-exhaust-driven hot heat transfer fluid (HTF) circuit coupled...
US-9,080,668 Method and apparatus for driveline softening utilizing a vehicle to cloud to vehicle system
A vehicle includes a power source, such as an engine, an electric machine, or combination thereof. A torque converter is selectively coupled to the power source...
US-9,080,607 Thrust bearing snap ring retainer
An assembly includes a rotatable member formed with a recess, a first component, a snap ring located in the recess for limiting axial displacement of the first...
US-9,080,542 Engine cranking torque referenced to an engine stop position
A method for restarting a vehicle engine that is stopped at a known crank angle includes actuating a clutch located in a torque path between a starting motor...
US-9,080,525 Fuel component identification
A method adjusts fuel injection based on a fuel make-up, such as a fuel ethanol content. The fuel make-up may be learned during transient conditions by...
US-9,080,523 Method to improve blowthrough via split exhaust
Methods and systems are provided for a boosted engine having a split exhaust system. One method includes reducing knock by flowing a combination of exhaust from...
US-9,080,518 System and method for operating an engine combusting liquefied petroleum gas
A method and system for operating an engine that is supplied a fuel having a low super critical temperature is presented. In one example, the method supplies...
US-9,080,517 System and method for supplying fuel to an engine via multiple fuel paths
A system and method for supplying fuel to an engine is disclosed. In one example, a first controller supplies injector commands to a second controller via an...
US-9,080,510 Internal combustion engine having an interference reducing exhaust manifold
An engine having a cylinder head including an exhaust manifold at least partially integrated therein, the exhaust manifold including an inner separating wall...
US-9,080,509 System and method for monitoring an ignition system
A system for monitoring and cleaning a spark plug is disclosed. In one example, an amount of carbonaceous soot at the center electrode ceramic of the spark plug...
US-9,080,506 Methods and systems for boost control
Methods and systems are provided for coordinating adjustments to a compressor recirculation valve with adjustments to a binary flow turbine scroll valve to...
US-9,080,499 Method for controlling a variable charge air cooler
Embodiments for a charge air cooler are provided. In one example, an engine method comprises increasing intake air flow velocity through a charge air cooler and...
US-9,080,496 Exhaust manifold for an engine and method for manufacture
A cast exhaust manifold for an engine is disclosed that is fastened to the engine by a number of independent flanges between each pair of which a spacer is...
US-9,080,488 Method for estimating slippage of a selective catalyst reduction system
A method for determining NH.sub.3 and NOx slippage through a SCR is described. In one example, signals from NOx sensors positioned upstream and downstream of a...
US-9,080,482 Control of exhaust flow in an engine including a particulate filter
Methods and systems for controlling operation of exhaust of an engine including a particulate filter are provided. One example method includes generating vacuum...
US-9,080,478 Oil separator
Embodiments may provide an oil separator that may include a reservoir attached to a bottom of the oil separator to collect oil that passes from the oil...
US-9,080,363 Vehicle door swing governor
A vehicle door swing governor is positioned between a door and a body of a vehicle. The door swing governor includes a motor and a controller for controlling...
US-9,080,354 Logic-based sliding door interlock
A fuel door and a sliding door are on the same side of a vehicle. The sliding door has power locking and power child locking. To prevent the sliding door from...
US-9,079,619 Vehicle frame component
A vehicle frame component for limiting the movement of the wheel of the vehicle toward the cab of a cab on frame vehicle including a base member welded to...
US-9,079,617 Vehicle front end joint
A body structure for a vehicle includes a cowl side defining a first vertical and longitudinal plane. A hinge pillar including a tab portion is attached to the...
US-9,079,587 Autonomous control in a dense vehicle environment
A computer in a first vehicle is programmed to receive a first set of data from at least one sensor in the first vehicle and to receive a second set of data...
US-9,079,586 Method and system for extending an operating range of a motor vehicle
A method and system are described for extending an operating range of a motor vehicle, the vehicle having a first mode of operation and an economy mode of...
US-9,079,582 Method and system to enable a coast-down mode
A vehicle includes an engine and a non-selectable-gear transmission having an electric machine mechanically coupled to the engine. The vehicle may have one or...
US-9,079,581 Hybrid vehicle and method of operation
Some vehicle maneuvers in a hybrid electric vehicle require a high discharge current from the battery. The capacity of a battery to supply a large discharge...
US-9,079,554 Method and apparatus for vehicle hardware theft prevention
A computer-implemented method includes determining that an infotainment system has been activated. The method further includes accessing a vehicle network...
US-9,079,542 Retractable vehicle grab handle with deploying integrated garment hanger
A deployable hanger for a vehicle comprises a handle operable between deploying and non-deploying positions, two extension members disposed at least partially...
US-9,079,540 Combined storage and docking unit for a portable electronic device
A combined storage and docking unit for attachment to the instrument panel of a motor vehicle is disclosed in which a portable electronic device such as an MP3...
US-9,079,537 Automotive side view mirror attachment assembly and method of making the same
An automotive side view mirror attachment assembly includes a polymeric outer shell having a metal reinforcement member coupled thereto, wherein the polymeric...
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...
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