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US-9,013,839 Vehicle high voltage wiring protection using contactor control
A vehicle high voltage system may include contactors/relays, wires, a traction battery, electrical components, and at least one controller. The at least one...
US-9,013,127 Drive system with a direct current motor brake
One embodiment of a drive system may include a motor shaft coupled to a gear set in connection between an input shaft and an output shaft. The system may also...
US-9,011,289 Transmission clutch assembly
A clutch assembly is disclosed that combines a positively engaging dog clutch and one way clutch. The two devices are design such that the one way clutch never...
US-9,010,865 Automotive vehicle seat system
A restraint system for a removable vehicle seat is attached to the vehicle seat. A restraint tower associated with the restraint system transfers energy...
US-9,010,472 Parking brake nested footrest assembly
A footrest assembly includes a body portion having an upper contact surface adapted to support a vehicle occupant's foot at a predetermined angle. The footrest...
US-9,010,471 Wheel bearing unit, and motor vehicle having wheel bearing unit
A wheel bearing unit comprises an inner ring and an outer ring. The outer ring is mounted rotatably and is arranged concentrically with respect to the inner...
US-9,010,374 Regulator valve with integrated direct acting solenoid
A control valve for an automatic transmission includes a valve body including a chamber and a control pressure port, metering edges formed in the valve body at...
US-9,010,305 Octane separation system and operating method
An engine method, comprising delivering fuel with an octane level above a threshold to a first fuel tank and delivering fuel with an octane level below a...
US-9,010,180 Method and observer for determining the exhaust manifold temperature in a turbocharged engine
The disclosure relates to a method and an observer for determining the exhaust manifold temperature in a turbocharged engine upstream of the turbine. In one...
US-9,010,116 Method and system for providing vacuum
A vacuum source arbitration system is disclosed. In one example, vacuum is supplied to a vacuum reservoir via an ejector during a first condition, and vacuum is...
US-9,010,115 Method and system for providing vacuum via excess boost
A vacuum source including an ejector is disclosed. In one example, vacuum is supplied via the ejector when a turbocharger has excess boost capacity. The...
US-9,010,112 Condensation trap for charge air cooler
Various systems and methods are described for a charge air cooler coupled to an engine. One example method comprises collecting condensate discharged from the...
US-9,010,087 Method and system for NO.sub.x sensor degradation
Various systems and method for detecting exhaust NO.sub.x sensor degradation are disclosed. In one example, degradation of the NO.sub.x sensor is indicated...
US-D727,234 Vehicle wheel
US-D727,225 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-D727,224 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-D727,223 Vehicle front lower grille
US-D727,221 Vehicle front lower grille
US-D727,220 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D727,211 Vehicle exterior
US-D727,210 Vehicle exterior
US-9,008,880 Method and system for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
Methods and systems are provided for displaying a recommended engine fuel fill amount to an operator of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. In one example, the...
US-9,007,196 Cost effective auto-actuation door check
A system for controlling movement of a motor vehicle door includes at least one sensor that detects a distance from the vehicle to an object near the vehicle....
US-9,007,064 Non-destructive evaluation methods for electric joints
In one embodiment, a method of evaluating electric joints includes: partially separating a terminal portion from a busbar portion of a joint formed between a...
US-9,007,031 Automotive voltage compensation system and method
A power source is electrically connected with a battery and an electrical load. The power source has an output voltage and provides current for the battery and...
US-9,006,137 Adsorbent material with anisotropic layering
In at least one embodiment, a compressed gaseous fuel storage pellet is provided comprising a gas adsorbent material and a thermally conductive material...
US-9,005,075 Methods and systems for conditionally entering a driveline sailing mode
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a driveline may selectively enter a sailing mode to provide quick...
US-9,004,615 Method for operating a hydraulic brake system of a motor vehicle and a hydraulic braking system
A method for operating a hydraulic brake system of a motor vehicle, comprising a pressure generating device used to build up additional brake pressure in a...
US-9,004,578 Universal vehicle sensor bracket
A bracket for use in a vehicle includes a base configured to be welded to an interior surface of a vehicle fascia and configured to receive a sensor. The base...
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
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