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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...
US-9,103,275 Supercharged internal combustion engine and method for operating an internal combustion engine of said type
A method and system is provided to heat and cool the charge air in an intake system via a compressor coolant duct to reduce condensate formation on the one hand...
US-9,103,273 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-9,103,272 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-9,103,271 Exhaust leakage management
Embodiments may provide an exhaust gas management arrangement for an engine. The exhaust gas management arrangement may include a port disposed to capture an...
US-9,103,269 Charge air cooler duct system and method
A cold charge duct, a system and method are provided for removing and controlling the reintroduction of a condensate in diesel or gasoline engine intake air....
US-9,103,255 Methods and systems for emission system control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling an engine in a vehicle, the engine having a turbocharger, and a particulate filter upstream of a turbocharger...
US-9,103,247 Exhaust system and method for mitigating degradation of components of a turbocharged engine with exhaust gas...
A system and method for controlling an engine is described. In one example, an actuator is adjusted to reduce the possibility of degradation of an engine...
US-9,103,246 System and method for reducing vacuum degradation in a vehicle
An engine including a lubricated vacuum source is disclosed. In one example, engine oil entrained in gases lubricates a vacuum pump. The approach may provide...
US-9,103,245 Engine system and a method of manufacturing same
An engine system is disclosed in which the transfer of heat from pressurized oil flowing through an integrally formed oil transfer passage of the engine is...
US-9,102,789 Sulfonated poly(phenylene) copolymer electrolyte for fuel cells
A proton conducting copolymer electrolyte with competitive voltage versus current density characteristics and superior durability comprises a proton conducting...
US-9,102,362 Vehicle underbody structure
A vehicle underbody structure includes a pair of longitudinal rails. A tunnel is spaced between the longitudinal rails. A number of nonintrusive support members...
US-9,102,361 Vehicle hood fold initiator free of structural reinforcement
A vehicle hood includes an outer hood member, an inner hood member attached to an under side of the outer hood member and defining at least one fold-initiating...
US-9,102,359 Fender support rail with slots for reducing intrusion into the vehicle passenger compartment
A vehicle front end structure including a fender support rail that includes a plurality of slots defined by an outer wall of the rail that facilitates bending...
US-9,102,333 Enhanced crosswind estimation
A device may identify a first forgetting factor accounting for a rate of change of vehicle uncertainty and a second forgetting factor accounting for a rate of...
US-9,102,320 Predictive aftertreatment scheduling for a vehicle
A method to control a hybrid electric vehicle includes operating a compression ignition engine based on an engine-on request, and performing an exhaust...
US-9,102,318 Engine power elevation energy management strategies for hybrid vehicles
A method for a hybrid vehicle includes outputting from an engine at least an elevated engine power while a driver demand power is greater than the elevated...
US-9,102,300 Vehicle occupant restraint system
An exemplary vehicle occupant restraint system may include a side airbag attached to a side portion of a vehicle seat. The system may further include a rear...
US-9,102,290 Vehicle steering and braking deployment logic for pedestrian protection leg stiffener
A method and apparatus for controlling a deployable pedestrian protection leg stiffener of a motor vehicle based upon the vehicle steering angle and/or braking...
US-9,102,287 Pickup truck cargo box E-coat trough
A pickup truck including a cargo box having a truck bed and a rear sill adjacent the rear of the truck bed. The sill attaches beneath the truck bed. The sill...
US-9,102,272 Trailer target monitoring system and method
A vehicle trailer backup assist system and method includes a hitch angle detection apparatus and a target monitor controller. The target monitor controller...
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