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US-9,739,195 Enhanced charge air cooler
A system for increasing air flow across a heat exchanger of a vehicle is described. In one particular example, the system comprises a charge-air cooler coupled...
US-9,739,194 Charge-air intercooler system with integrated heating device
Methods and systems are provided for a charge air cooling system of an engine. In one example, a turbocharger arrangement includes an internal combustion...
US-9,739,078 Vehicle deployable front step
A vehicle and a hood release system are provided. The vehicle may include a hood release lever disposed within a vehicle cabin connected to a hood latch...
US-9,738,306 Energy absorbing steering column assembly
A steering column assembly for a vehicle includes a housing defining a bore that extends along an axis. The steering column assembly includes a first shaft...
US-9,738,286 Clutch for continuously variable transmission and method of operating clutch
A vehicle including a continuously variable transmission including a gear selectively locked to an output shaft via a clutch actuated by an electric coil. The...
US-9,738,284 Vehicle acceleration determination
A system of one or more computers having a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor such that the computer is...
US-9,738,271 Hybrid electric vehicle and method for controlling a powertrain therein
A method for controlling a hybrid electric powertrain includes, in response to a request to increase a powertrain braking force on at least one of a plurality...
US-9,738,268 Deceleration control system for a hybrid vehicle
A vehicle control system includes a controller that is programmed to, in response to an accelerator lift-pedal event, generate a drag torque, with at least one...
US-9,738,267 Methods and systems providing driveline braking
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, driveline braking may transition from regenerative braking to...
US-9,738,265 System and method for determining engine disconnect clutch torque
A system and method for estimating disconnect clutch torque during engine start with the motor in vehicles having an engine selectively coupled to the motor and...
US-9,738,227 Storage assembly for vehicle center console
A storage assembly for positioning between vehicle seats, includes an enclosable compartment that has opposing longitudinal sidewalls and opposing lateral...
US-9,738,219 Illuminated vehicle trim
A trim assembly for a vehicle is provided herein. The trim assembly includes a backing panel defining a void therethrough. A foam panel is attached to the...
US-9,738,204 Tailgate ramp apparatus
An apparatus for use with a vehicle tailgate includes a base, a first attachment member, a second attachment member and a ramp. The first attachment member and...
US-9,738,190 Head restraint for a vehicle seat
A head restraint for a vehicle seat, includes a central part having a front surface, an upper side and opposing side surfaces. First and second side parts are...
US-9,738,176 Battery pack thermal management
An assembly includes a traction battery of an electrified vehicle, and a blend door moveable between a first position that permits a first flow of air to move...
US-9,738,155 Shifter-supporting base and shifter assembly and vehicle employing the same
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a base for supporting shifter, wherein the base includes longitudinal axis, a first cross-section...
US-9,738,139 Vehicle visor bracket and visor assembly employing the same
A visor bracket is provided to be mounted over a bracket aperture of an interior trim, where the visor bracket includes a bracket housing including a base and a...
US-9,738,132 Ride performance optimization in an active suspension system
An active vehicle suspension system includes an active damping mechanism operatively coupled to a vehicle wheel and configured for controlling a damping force...
US-9,735,720 Electric motor torque control
A vehicle includes one or more inverter-fed electric machines such as permanent magnet synchronous motors. In response to a torque request, a controller issues...
US-9,733,658 Current protection for an electrical distribution component in an electrified vehicle
A primary current threshold is fit between an electrical capacity and electrical load for an electrical distribution component. When a first measured current...
US-9,733,138 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...
US-9,732,847 Transmission and hydraulic control system
A hydraulic control system for an automatic transmission with a torque converter includes two regulator valves controlled by a single variable force solenoid...
US-9,732,831 Self-tensioning member for a cable or rope
A tensioning assembly for a vehicle door includes a spring member disposed in the vehicle door and includes a sinusoidal configuration defined by a plurality of...
US-9,732,809 Electro-magnetic and centrifugal clutch
A clutch includes a first race, a second race, a pawl, a post, and a shoe. The second race defines a cam surface. The pawl is supported in the first race to...
US-9,732,719 Cold temperature engine start strategies
A method of starting a vehicle may include, in response to an expected driver entry, stroking a clutch configured to couple an engine to an electric machine for...
US-9,732,710 Hydrocarbon trap and method for manufacture
A hydrocarbon (HC) trap positioned in an intake conduit of an engine is provided. The HC trap includes a stack of consecutively layered polymeric sheets with at...
US-9,732,706 System and methods for regulating fuel vapor flow in a fuel vapor recirculation line
Methods and systems are provided for regulating the flow of fuel vapors exiting a fuel tank. In one example, a method for an engine may include adjusting an...
US-9,732,695 Method and system for supplying fuel to an engine
Methods and systems are presented for adjusting an amount of fuel supplied to an engine via port and direct fuel injectors during transient engine operating...
US-9,732,690 Method for estimating charge air cooler condensation storage and/or release with two intake oxygen sensors
Methods and systems are provided for estimating water storage in a charge air cooler (CAC). In one example, engine operation may be adjusted responsive to water...
US-9,732,689 Method and system for estimating fuel system integrity
Methods and systems are provided for operating a fuel system configured to deliver a gaseous fuel to an engine. While the engine is shutdown, diagnostic...
US-9,732,686 Variable displacement engine control system and method
Methods and systems are provided for improving the performance of a variable displacement engine. Split injection and spark retard may be used in active...
US-9,732,685 System and methods for preventing premature refueling shutoff
Methods and systems are provided for conducting a refueling operation. In one example, during the refueling event, fuel vapors may be routed from a fuel tank to...
US-9,732,682 Internal combustion engine which may be selectively operated by the two-stroke method or the four-stroke method...
Systems and methods are provided for operating an internal combustion engine in a two-stroke mode or a four-stroke mode to achieve greater fuel efficiency and...
US-9,732,669 Wastegate valve seat position determination
Various methods for compensating variation in the geometry and position of linkages and valve seats in wastegate assemblies are provided. In one example, a...
US-9,732,646 Systems and methods for opportunistic diesel particulate filter regeneration
Methods and systems are provided for opportunistic regeneration of a diesel particulate filter based on cloud based traffic information and navigation...
US-9,731,569 Trailer hitch
A trailer hitch includes a cross-vehicle beam and a receiver welded to the cross-vehicle beam. The cross-vehicle beam extends from a first end to a second end....
US-9,728,024 Fob with increased power level from hand-antenna coupling
A key fob includes a power amplifier including an output having an output impedance. A radio frequency antenna connected to the power amplifier output...
US-9,725,084 Methods and system for improving performance of a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for operating a driveline of a hybrid vehicle are described. The systems and methods may improve hybrid driveline performance so that a...
US-9,725,062 Seat arrangement with side airbag
A seat arrangement for a vehicle includes a side airbag. The seat arrangement includes a support frame to which the side airbag is fixed in position and which...
US-9,723,274 System and method for adjusting an image capture setting
An imaging system and method of a trailer backup assist system is provided and includes a camera having an image sensor. The camera is mounted on the rear of a...
US-9,722,229 Electric vehicle battery attachment assembly and method
An example method of connecting an electric vehicle battery includes welding a landing of a terminal to a bus bar, and pressing a landing of the terminal and...
US-9,719,470 Inlet manifold with water-transporting straws
An inlet manifold includes a plenum having a plenum floor and a plenum cover positioned next to the plenum floor, and at least one straw supported on and...
US-9,719,461 Bulkhead insert for an internal combustion engine
An engine includes a cylinder block defining at least one main bearing bulkhead adjacent to a cylinder, and a crankshaft rotatably housed within the block by a...
US-9,719,436 Method for pre-ignition control in a pre-delivery phase
Various systems and methods are described for controlling spark plug fouling and pre-ignition in a newly manufactured vehicle. One method comprises, during a...
US-9,719,412 Method and system for binary flow turbine control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the opening of a scroll valve of a binary flow turbine. Scroll valve adjustments are used at different engine...
US-9,718,498 Vehicular body structure
A vehicle body includes a roof panel and a first bodyside panel. The roof panel includes first and second side regions. The first bodyside panel includes top...
US-9,718,465 Bicycle stability control methods and systems
Methods, devices and apparatuses pertaining to stability control of a bicycle. A method may involve a control system associated with a bicycle monitoring one or...
US-9,718,359 Braking display system and method
A vehicle information display may include a split braking gauge for conveying information relating to braking operation and efficiency to assist drivers in...
US-9,716,787 Method and apparatus for cellular dead zone handling
A system includes a processor configured to receive coordinate information identifying an upcoming cellular dead zone on a vehicle route. The processor is also...
US-9,714,620 Methods and systems for improving boost response
Methods and systems are provided for improving boost response in a turbocharged engine. In one example, a method may include in response to a tip-out following...
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