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US-9,004,570 Adjustable latch assembly
A method of setting a gap or margin between an edge of a decklid and a vehicle surface includes providing a powered cinching latch assembly including a powered...
US-9,004,567 Moveable bulkhead system to increase load capacity of a vehicle
A movable bulkhead 10, 110 for a motor vehicle such as a van 1 is disclosed comprising a number of panels 11, 12, 13, 111, 112 and 113 hingedly connected...
US-9,004,528 Vehicle seat assembly
A vehicle seat assembly comprises a vehicle seat comprising a rigid frame, one or more resilient portions and a covering material, wherein an openable...
US-9,004,253 Control of fluid flow in an automatic transmission
A flow control assembly for an automatic transmission includes a valve for opening and closing communication with a source of pressurized fluid and a rotatable...
US-9,004,216 Front rail mounted airbag
An airbag system mitigates intrusion in the event of an offset rigid barrier impact to a forward corner of a motor vehicle. An airbag is attached proximate a...
US-9,004,050 Gaseous fuel rail sensor diagnostics
Embodiments for indicating fuel rail temperature sensor degradation are provided. In one embodiment, an engine method comprises delivering gaseous fuel to a...
US-9,004,048 Gas backpressure sensor assembly
A gas sensor assembly for sensing a pressure of a gas including a housing, a carrier, an electronic chip, a cap and a biasing apparatus. The housing has a wall...
US-9,004,046 System and method to identify ambient conditions
Methods and systems are provided for estimating an ambient humidity value used to determine condensate formation in a charge air cooler. The ambient humidity...
US-9,004,022 Engine including a crankshaft
An inline engine is provided. The engine includes a cylinder block with four cylinders and only three main bearing saddles. The engine also includes a...
US-9,004,020 Method for warming an internal combustion engine, and internal combustion engine
The disclosure relates to a method for expediting warm up of an internal combustion engine cylinder block and engine oil utilizing an existing oil coolant...
US-9,003,781 Pre-turbocharger catalyst
Embodiments of a pre-turbo catalyst positioned within a turbine in a turbocharger of an engine are disclosed. In one example approach, a turbocharger for an...
US-9,003,777 Methods and systems for an exhaust gas treatment system
Various systems and methods are described for an engine system with an exhaust gas treatment system including a particulate filter. In one example method,...
US-9,003,776 Method for regenerating an exhaust after treatment device
Methods and systems for regenerating an after treatment device are disclosed. In one example, the possibility of introducing fuel to oil during after treatment...
US-D726,626 Vehicle wheel
US-D726,619 Vehicle wheel
US-D726,615 Vehicle lift gate
US-D726,609 Vehicle rear spoiler
US-D726,608 Vehicle rear spoiler
US-D726,606 Vehicle hood
US-D726,604 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-D726,603 Vehicle front upper bumper cover
US-D726,602 Vehicle rear upper bumper cover
US-D726,600 Vehicle front lower grille
US-D726,599 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D726,598 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D726,597 Vehicle front lower grille
US-9,002,627 Method and system for improving engine starting
An engine system and method for improving engine starting are disclosed. In one example, engine port throttles are adjusted differently during automatic and...
US-9,002,624 Variable valve timing for cylinder deactivation
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting cylinder valve timings to enable a group of cylinders to operate and combust while another group of cylinders on...
US-9,002,613 System and method for vehicle speed monitoring using historical speed data
A target (not-to-exceed) speed for a vehicle over a road segment ahead of the vehicle is established based on a desired relationship with a speed profile of the...
US-9,002,608 Electro-hydraulic brake-by-wire system and method
An electro-hydraulic brake-by-wire system includes a brake pedal, an electronic booster coupled to the brake pedal, a master cylinder coupled to the electronic...
US-9,002,600 Methods and systems for engine shut-down control
An example method of operation comprises, selectively shutting down engine operation responsive to operating conditions and without receiving an engine shutdown...
US-9,002,584 Rain onset detection glazing auto-close
A vehicle system may include a plurality of exterior capacitive sensors, such as door handles, and a controller in communication with the plurality of...
US-9,002,569 Vehicle shut-down functionality for PEPS-equipped vehicles
A vehicle comprises a plurality of control module structures. A first control module structure is configured for determining a current motive mode of the...
US-9,002,564 Enhanced park assist wheel speed compensation technique
A method of parking a vehicle includes calibrating a wheel speed count of the vehicle based on a measured length that is external to the vehicle, and parking...
US-9,002,536 Key fob security copy to a mobile phone
A mobile device enabling one or more processors to receive vehicle key security codes from a vehicle key. The mobile device may receive a signal from a...
US-9,002,402 System for detecting usage of a wireless phone in an automobile
A vehicle includes a detection module including a directional antenna and signal processing logic. The detection module is located within the vehicle, arranged...
US-8,999,553 Rechargeable battery with shutdown layer comprising a low melting point material and an electrically conductive...
In at least one embodiment, a battery is provided comprising an anode and cathode, a separator between the anode and cathode, and a shutdown layer between the...
US-8,998,774 Brake apply and release detection for stop/start vehicle
A vehicle is provided with an engine that is configured for automatic shutdown and restart. The vehicle is also provided with a controller that is configured to...
US-8,998,771 Methods and systems for a vehicle driveline
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, driveline operating modes may be manually selected to improve...
US-8,998,770 Hybrid vehicle and associated engine speed control method
A hybrid vehicle and method of control include an internal combustion engine and at least one traction motor operated such that engine speed is a function of...
US-8,998,766 Low profile vehicle axle
An axle assembly includes first and second spiral bevel gears meshing with a pinion, a gearset including a sun gear secured to the first bevel gear, a ring gear...
US-8,998,307 Header beam of a vehicle frame and method of forming the same
A header beam couples between A-pillars of a vehicle frame. The header beam is formed from a generally straight beam segment that is extruded to have a hollow...
US-8,998,293 Airflow control device for an automotive vehicle
An airflow control device is mounted to the front end of an automotive vehicle and includes an upper air scoop section having a scoop channel disposed rearward...
US-8,998,263 Vehicle structural support assembly with a split inner panel
A structural support assembly for a vehicle that has a roof and a rocker assembly. The structural support assembly includes an outer panel extending from the...
US-8,998,262 Seat-belt load limiter
A device that limits a load of a seat belt includes various elements. For example, the device includes a seat-belt webbing and a shoulder anchor to which a...
US-8,997,961 Dual clutch assembly for a transmission having two input shafts
A dual clutch arrangement for a transmission that is provided with a first input shaft and a second input shaft has a clutch housing that is connectable to a...
US-8,997,901 Vehicular body panel energy generator system
A vehicular body panel energy generator system is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the system includes a vehicle body and a plurality of body panels...
US-8,997,847 Cooling in a liquid-to-air heat exchanger
A system and method for controlling cooling an engine involve an engine coolant circuit with a radiator and an engine, a fan and a coolant pump are provided....
US-8,997,798 Refrigerant line
A refrigerant line for carrying a mixture of refrigerant and lubrication oil. The line includes an inner casing made of a material impermeable to the...
US-8,997,723 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing late burn induced cylinder pre-ignition events. In response to a late burn combustion event in a cylinder,...
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