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US-D732,449 Vehicle wheel
US-D732,440 Vehicle tow hook cover
US-9,057,614 Method and apparatus for vehicle tracking
A computer-implemented tracking method includes receiving a tracking request at a vehicle associated computing system (VACS). The method also includes...
US-9,057,351 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for restarting an engine when a high pressure fuel pump is degraded. In response to an indication of high pressure fuel pump...
US-9,057,340 Cylinder block assembly
A cylinder block assembly is provided. In one example, the cylinder block assembly includes a crankshaft support with a single structural frame attachment...
US-9,057,330 Methods and systems for humidity detection via an exhaust gas sensor
Various methods and system are described for determining ambient humidity via an exhaust gas sensor disposed in an exhaust system of a variable displacement...
US-9,057,302 Internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas aftertreatment arrangement and intake air arrangement and method...
A system and method for controlling temperature of a urea reductant to form ammonia for NOx reduction in a selective catalytic reducer coupled to a turbocharged...
US-9,056,617 Systems and methods for detecting accelerator pedal failure
A system for detecting accelerator pedal failure in an accelerator pedal system including a vehicle control system, the pedal failure detecting system having an...
US-9,056,613 System and method for upshift torque modification using an upstream clutch in a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle has an engine, an electric machine connected to the engine by an upstream clutch, a transmission gearbox connected to the electric machine by a...
US-9,056,610 Transmission downshift input torque modulation for a hybrid electric vehicle
In a powertrain for motor vehicle that includes an engine, an electric machine able to function alternately as a motor and a generator, and a transmission whose...
US-9,056,606 System and method for controlling a stop/start system for a vehicle engine
A system and method for controlling a stop/start system for an engine in a vehicle include auto starting the engine in response to a transmission gear lever...
US-9,056,580 Vehicle illuminated loading floor and profiled element for a loading floor
A loading floor for a vehicle including a plurality of elongate profiled elements in a longitudinal direction, arranged adjacent to one another and connected...
US-9,056,550 Vehicle speed limiting and/or controlling system that is responsive to GPS signals
A system includes a GPS receiver that generates a signal that is representative of a posted speed limit at a location where a vehicle is located and a device...
US-9,056,346 Electrode assembly for electro-hydraulic forming process
An electrode assembly for electro-hydraulic forming tool in which the insulation sleeve is assembled over an electrode rod. The insulation sleeve has a...
US-9,056,326 Device for thermally coating a surface
A device for the thermal coating of a surface, having a wire supply unit for the supply of a wire, wherein the wire acts as a first electrode, a source for...
US-9,055,422 Selective alert processing
A computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a vehicle computing system, a notification that an incoming communication is being sent to a wireless...
US-9,055,409 Method and apparatus for roadside assistance facilitation
A roadside assistance system includes a vehicle computing system (VCS), an intermediate system, operable to communicate with the VCS and at least one backend...
US-9,053,755 Method and apparatus for active noise shedding
A method for reducing audible noise in a vehicle audio component includes steps of: determining that the audio component is or is about to be operating in a...
US-9,052,259 Particle sensor, exhaust system and method for determining particles in the exhaust gas
Embodiments of a particle sensor are provided. In one example, a particle sensor for an exhaust system comprises at least two inlet openings for an exhaust-gas...
US-9,051,991 Internal combustion engine with mass balancing and method for operating such an internal combustion engine
Embodiments for mass balancing an engine are provided. In one example, an internal combustion engine having at least one cylinder which is associated with a...
US-9,051,906 Diesel fuel system conditioning
Methods and systems are provided for conditioning fuel for diesel engine. The system may include a fuel pump located within a fuel tank configured to pump fuel...
US-9,051,905 Evaporative emission control system
A combined system for detecting leaks in an evaporative emission control system and for inflating flat tires. The evaporative emission control system includes a...
US-9,051,901 Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system
Various systems and methods are described for an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system coupled to an engine in a vehicle. One example method comprises,...
US-9,051,892 Method for determining the oxygen concentration O .sub.2 in a gas flow
Embodiments for determining oxygen concentration using an oxygen sensor are provided. In one example, a method for determining oxygen concentration O.sub.2 in a...
US-9,051,890 Method for estimating charge air cooler condensation storage with an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating water storage in a charge air cooler (CAC). In one example, an amount of water accumulating in the CAC may be...
US-9,051,874 Internal combustion engine with partial deactivation and method for the operation of an internal combustion...
A system is provided for an internal combustion engine comprising, at least two cylinders wherein the at least two cylinders form at least two groups, wherein...
US-9,051,870 Coolant circuit for internal combustion engine with inlet-side flow control
An internal combustion engine cylinder head has a coolant jacket with a first supply opening and a first discharge opening. A cylinder block coolant jacket has...
US-9,051,861 Regeneration method and motor vehicle
A regeneration method (10) for regenerating an adsorber (19), connected downstream of an internal combustion engine (13), of a motor vehicle (11) with a hybrid...
US-9,051,000 Method for controlling a power-assisted steering apparatus
A method and apparatus for controlling an electrically power-assisted steering device for vehicles including a control unit providing control information to a...
US-9,050,982 Driver feedback for vehicle operation
The following description relates to systems and methods for adjusting vehicle response parameters in response to indications of vehicle operator preferences....
US-9,050,969 Trip oriented energy management control
An engine, electric machine and battery of a vehicle are operated such that a state of charge of the battery generally decreases and then achieves approximately...
US-9,050,967 Methods and systems for a stop/start engine
Systems and methods for improving operation of a vehicle are presented. In one example, automatic engine stopping is inhibited in response to a driver...
US-9,050,935 Assessment of driving behavior of a driver of a motor vehicle
Various embodiments relating to driving behavior of a driver of a motor vehicle are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method may include assessing driving...
US-9,050,913 Vehicle load floor assembly
A vehicle load floor includes a seatback pivotal to a stowed position. A cargo floor is rearward the seatback. A foldable panel assembly is movable between...
US-9,050,885 Systems and methods for managing bleed emissions in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
A method for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, comprising: during a first condition, including an engine-off condition and the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle...
US-9,050,163 Urethral anastomosis device and method
Provided herein is a two-part coupling assembly for re-connecting a first hollow body part to a second body part and an instrument and method for emplacement....
US-D731,686 Vehicle taillight
US-D731,389 Vehicle wheel
US-D731,388 Vehicle wheel
US-D731,379 Vehicle mirror
US-D731,372 Steering wheel stalk
US-9,049,584 Method and system for transmitting data using automated voice when data transmission fails during an emergency call
A vehicle communication system enables one or more processors to receive indication that an emergency event has taken place from an emergency detection sensor...
US-9,047,774 Method and apparatus for crowd-sourced traffic reporting
A system includes a processor configured to project monitoring needs for a road segment. The processor is further configured to contact one or more vehicles...
US-9,046,581 Supervisor monitoring system
A supervisor monitoring system for autonomous test supervision is presented. A system can include a first supervisor monitor (SM) and a second SM, each...
US-9,046,202 Tether for tubes of an exhaust system joint
A tether for connecting tubes includes two mutually spaced pads, each pad located on an opposite side of a lateral axis and releasably connectable to one of the...
US-9,046,063 Vehicle air intake system
The present disclosure relates to air intake systems and methods for manufacturing the same. Systems include an air inlet that defines a slope equal to a...
US-9,046,047 Control for stop/start vehicle when approaching controlled intersections
A controller in a stop/start vehicle may anticipate a vehicle stop and engine shutdown event in response to detecting a vehicle approach to an intersection. The...
US-9,045,172 Powertrain catcher bracket
A catcher bracket disposed between a powertrain and a sub-frame of a vehicle. The catcher bracket defines a load path in a collision that is sufficient to...
US-9,045,168 Vehicle roof brace
A roof support for a vehicle is provided containing a first side roof rail; a transverse roof bow fixed to and extending from the first side roof rail; and a...
US-9,045,166 Short offset sheet metal reinforcement to limit rotation during crash
A vehicle frame includes a pillar having inner and outer members and an interior surface defining a cavity. A first reinforcement is disposed in the cavity and...
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