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US-9,114,709 Limited operating strategy for an electric vehicle
A vehicle is provided with a climate control system and a battery that is connected to the climate control system for supplying power. The vehicle also includes...
US-9,114,704 System and method to prevent unintended vehicle travel
A movement prevention system preventing undesired travel of a vehicle. A transmission gear sensor senses an out of park position of a vehicle transmission. An...
US-D737,176 Vehicle exterior
US-9,112,387 Air-cooled electrical machine with automatic clutch
The disclosure relates to an air-cooled electromechanical system having a rotor, a driver element, and a fan impeller, the rotor comprising a rotor shaft and...
US-9,111,450 Method and system for parking assistance for a vehicle
A method and system for parking assistance for a vehicle, wherein the parking of said vehicle on a parking space at least partly occupied by a second vehicle is...
US-9,109,913 Roadway-induced ride quality reconnaissance and route planning
Route planning for road vehicles is performed taking into account a ride quality that results from the roadway conditions along road segments on a route. A...
US-9,109,772 Optical element for a vehicle lighting assembly
A vehicle light assembly includes an array of light sources mounted in a generally planar base. An optical element includes a first surface having a first...
US-9,109,690 Pivot pin with internal oil passage
A system for an engine comprising an engine drive system and an oil delivery system is provided. According to one embodiment, the engine drive system includes a...
US-9,109,669 Multi-speed transmission
A family of transmission gearing arrangements provides a plurality of forward speed ratios and one or more reverse speed ratios by selective engagement of shift...
US-9,109,668 Multi-speed transmission
A family of transmission gearing arrangements produces up to nine forward and one reverse speed ratios by selective engagement of three shift elements in...
US-9,109,644 Friction brake for a dog clutch
A dog clutch, includes a first ring secured to an overrunning brake rotatable race, including first teeth, a first disc, the second ring angularly displaceable...
US-9,109,550 Modular design for fuel vapor purging in boosted engines
Methods and systems for fuel vapor canister purging in boosted engines are described. In one example, vapors are purged from the canister into an engine intake...
US-9,109,548 Internal orifice characterization in leak check module
Systems and methods for internal orifice characterization in an evaporative leak check module are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises...
US-9,109,525 Laser heating system
A method for vaporizing fuel is provided. The method comprises heating the fuel in a cylinder of an engine via radiation to vaporize the fuel without ignition....
US-9,109,523 Methods and systems for humidity and PCV flow detection via an exhaust gas sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating a PCV flow to an engine based on the output of an exhaust gas oxygen sensor. During DFSO conditions, a reference...
US-9,109,505 Methods and systems for condensation control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing condensate accumulation at a charge air cooler (CAC) during cold ambient conditions. A wastegate may be held...
US-9,109,504 Wastegate valve control for degraded measurement
Various systems and methods are provided for controlling a wastegate in the presence of a degraded wastegate valve sensor. In one example, responsive to...
US-9,109,500 Charge air cooler housing water trap
A charge air cooler includes a cooler housing configured to couple with an intercooler core outlet and having a condensate/water trap disposed within the cooler...
US-9,109,496 System and method for a movable exhaust aftertreatment device in an internal combustion engine
The present application relates to an exhaust-gas aftertreatment device and to a method for exhaust-gas aftertreatment. According to one aspect of the present...
US-9,109,494 Air injection timed with exhaust release
Embodiments for injecting air into exhaust ports of an engine are provided. In one example, a multi-cylinder engine method comprises combusting a rich air-fuel...
US-9,109,481 Method to control and diagnose an exhaust gas heat exchanger
A method for controlling an exhaust gas recovery system for an engine includes generating a signal to control exhaust gas flow through an exhaust gas heat...
US-9,109,477 Oil pump drive
An engine is provided herein. The engine includes a crankshaft, an engine casing, an oil pump, and an accessory drive, the oil pump having an input member which...
US-9,108,678 Vehicle support frames with interlocking features for joining members of dissimilar materials
The present disclosure relates to various vehicle frame assemblies and methods of manufacturing the same. The vehicle frame assemblies have rails composed of...
US-9,108,638 Methods and systems for a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for learning torque estimate errors and updating torque estimation models are presented. In one example, torque errors are learned during an...
US-9,108,632 Methods and systems for operating a driveline clutch
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, operation of a driveline disconnect clutch is adjusted to...
US-9,108,631 Hybrid vehicle and associated control method
A hybrid vehicle and method of control include an internal combustion engine and at least one traction motor operated in an automatic mode such that the...
US-9,108,627 Method for controlling a vehicle
A method for improving starting of an engine that may be repeatedly stopped and started is presented. In one example, the method adjusts application of vehicle...
US-9,108,621 Controlling powertrain components for hill-holding in a hybrid electric vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine and a traction motor coupled to the engine by a coupling device or a clutch for providing torque to wheels of the...
US-9,108,614 Methods and systems for adapting a driveline disconnect clutch transfer function
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a transfer function of a driveline disconnect clutch is adapted.
US-9,108,613 Method and system for stopping an engine
A method and a system for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a disconnect clutch is operated in response to an engine stop...
US-9,108,607 Method and system for vacuum generation
Methods and systems are provided for improving the vacuum generation efficiency of an ejector coupled to in an engine system. Vacuum is generated at the ejector...
US-9,108,584 Multi-stage airbag in vehicle with reconfigurable interior
A steering wheel is locatable between an operational position at a driver seat of a vehicle and a stowed position in the vehicle. A first airbag is coupled to...
US-9,108,553 Vehicle seat suspension system
A vehicle seat suspension assembly includes a rear support for engagement with a torsion tube of a vehicle seat. First and second spring members have end...
US-9,108,517 Plug-in electric vehicle interlock
To prevent damage of a vehicle or a cord set used to charge a plug-in electric vehicle when the vehicle is driven away while the cord set is attached, an...
US-9,108,511 Transfer case
A transfer case includes a planetary differential including an input, a first output and a second output, a sprocket journalled on the second output, and a...
US-9,108,505 Powersplit powertrain for a hybrid electric vehicle
A powertrain includes a planetary gearset including an input connected to a shaft driveably connected to an engine, a second input driveably connected to an...
US-9,108,503 Method to prioritize electric-only vehicle (EV) mode for a vehicle
A vehicle and method for controlling the vehicle includes identifying an electric vehicle (EV) priority zone for the vehicle along a trip path, determining the...
US-9,108,501 Multi-mode powersplit powertrain for electric vehicle
A powertrain includes a countershaft, a gearset including a sun gear, a carrier connected to an engine, a ring gear releasably held against rotation and...
US-9,108,346 Method of forming insulating articles with reduced thickness variation
In one or more embodiment, a method is provided for forming an insulating article from an insulating material having a first thickness, the method including the...
US-9,106,162 Control strategy for an electric machine in a vehicle
A hybrid-electric vehicle method of controlling a hybrid electric vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes a traction battery, at least two electric-machines,...
US-9,105,885 Apparatus for conditioning temperature of a fluid stream
A system and method for conditioning the temperature of at least one fluid stream that is passed through a fuel cell stack is provided. The system comprises a...
US-9,105,883 Assembling bipolar plates for fuel cells using microencapsulated adhesives
The flow field plates in a bipolar plate assembly for a fuel cell can be both bonded and sealed appropriately using microencapsulated adhesives. This offers...
US-9,103,436 Backup system for electronic transmission range shifting
Emergency shifting is performed in a shift-by-wire (SBW) vehicle during a power failure of a main electrical supply that includes a battery. A shift actuator is...
US-9,103,431 Transmission service vent fitting
The present disclosure relates to a vehicle transmission service vent fitting with a hollow shaft insertable in a transmission housing, configured to allow a...
US-9,103,414 Six shift-element step-ratio automatic transmission
A nine speed transmission having six shift-elements. An input being selectively coupled with an interior-gear capable of being braked and an end-gear from a...
US-9,103,389 Transmission brake hub
A brake assembly includes first and second brakes, a gearset including first and second members, a hub held against rotation, the first brake selectively...
US-9,103,306 Engine noise attenuation
An induction passage noise attenuator and a system are provided. The induction passage noise attenuator may include a series of surfaces arranged within an...
US-9,103,293 Method for reducing sensitivity for engine scavenging
A method for correcting a total cylinder air flow during scavenging by way of an oxygen sensor is disclosed. Additionally, cylinder trapped air amount and...
US-9,103,288 Parallel aspirator arrangement for vacuum generation and compressor bypass
Methods and systems are provided for a parallel arrangement of at least two aspirators bypassing an intake compressor in an engine system, the aspirator...
US-9,103,286 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for use of a windshield wiper fluid having a reformulated composition including one or more non-ionic surfactants. The fluid is...
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