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US-9,304,061 Methods and systems for diagnostics of an emission system with more than one SCR region
Methods and systems for controlling and/or diagnosing an emission control system of a vehicle having a first SCR region upstream of a second SCR region are...
US-9,303,716 Magnetorheological damping device for reduction or elimination of vibration in steering systems
A damping device for use with a rotatably-mounted steering shaft. The damping device comprises a magnetorheological material that can be embedded in an...
US-9,303,701 Method of controlling a transmission having an impeller clutch
Impeller speed, which is difficult to measure when a torque converter includes an impeller clutch, is estimated based on a known relationship among impeller...
US-9,303,650 Introduction of exhaust gas recirculation at a compressor blade trailing edge
Methods and systems are provided for injecting exhaust gases from an exhaust gas recirculation system proximate to a trailing edge of a compressor wheel of a...
US-9,303,613 Control of vehicle electrical loads during engine auto stop event
A vehicle includes an engine, an electrical load and a stop/start system. The stop/start system selectively auto stops the engine when a speed of the vehicle is...
US-9,303,607 Fuel pump with quiet cam operated suction valve
A fuel system including a high pressure fuel pump with a quiet fuel metering valve is disclosed. In one example, the quiet fuel metering valve may be cam...
US-9,303,599 Fuel system control
Methods are provided for reliving excess vacuum from a fuel tank. In response to elevated fuel tank vacuum levels, a canister purge valve is opened to dissipate...
US-9,303,592 Crankcase ventilation tube disconnect detection via humidity sensor
Methods and systems are provided for detecting degradation of a crankcase ventilation tube. Humidity sensed from a humidity sensor in the crankcase ventilation...
US-9,303,583 Robust direct injection fuel pump system
A method for a PFDI engine may comprise, during a first condition, comprising direct-injecting fuel to the PFDI engine, estimating a fuel vapor pressure, and...
US-9,303,581 Systems and methods for injecting gaseous fuel during an exhaust stroke to reduce turbo lag
Methods and systems are provided for injecting and combusting an amount of gaseous fuel during an exhaust stroke of a cylinder combustion event in order to...
US-9,303,580 Detection of diesel fuel gelling
A method for diagnosing a performance issue in a vehicle system having a diesel engine, a fuel system, and an on-board diagnostic system. The method includes...
US-9,303,577 Method and system for engine cold start and hot start control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling exhaust emissions by adjusting an injection profile for fuel injected into an engine cylinder from a plurality...
US-9,303,576 Method for controlling an engine
Methods and systems for controlling an engine that may be automatically stopped and started are presented. In one example, a method adjusts an amount of current...
US-9,303,570 Method and device for controlling a starting process of a motor vehicle
Methods and systems for controlling an engine that may be automatically stopped and started are presented. In one example, a compressor is activated from a...
US-9,303,561 Turbocharger compressor noise reduction system and method
A turbocharger and a method are disclosed. The turbocharger includes a casing having an inlet end and an outlet end. A flow passage within the casing may have a...
US-9,303,557 Methods and systems for EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for using compressor recirculation flow via a venturi to enhance low pressure EGR flow. The opening of a compressor...
US-9,303,556 Method for operating a turbocharger arrangement and control unit for a turbocharger arrangement
A method for operating a turbocharger arrangement of an internal combustion engine, the turbocharger arrangement comprising a low-pressure and a high-pressure...
US-9,303,534 Cylinder valve system and method for altering valve profile
A cylinder valve system in an engine is provided. The cylinder valve system includes a first oil pressurized bore corresponding to a cylinder valve and in...
US-9,303,437 Closure assembly incorporating an integrated articulating closure hinge and cover
A closure assembly is provided including a closure having a closure hinge, a closure hinge cover and a linkage between the closure and the cover. When the...
US-9,302,719 Integrated stepgate and handle assembly
An integrated stepgate and handle assembly includes a tailgate, a displaceable ladder carried on the tailgate, a displaceable handle carried on the tailgate and...
US-9,302,716 Compensator assembly for a vehicle frame
A compensator assembly for a vehicle frame includes a base member having a clip engaging a first frame component spaced from a second frame component. An...
US-9,302,706 Articulated connection for transferring a steering movement onto a vehicle wheel
An articulated connection can be used to transfer a steering movement to a vehicle wheel. The articulated connection can include an axle journal and a steering...
US-9,302,657 Method for operating a hydraulic brake system
A method for operating a motor vehicle hydraulic braking system having at least one electric motor-operated braking pressure generator. The output power of the...
US-9,302,645 Integrated slide adjustable pivoting seat belt webbing guide
A seat belt guide assembly for a vehicle includes a webbing guide defining a slot for slidably receiving a seat belt web, a pivot mounted to the webbing guide,...
US-9,302,644 Reversible 3-point to 4-point seat belt system
A seat belt system for a vehicle that is reversible between a 3-point arrangement and a 4-point arrangement is provided. The seat and seat belt arrangement...
US-9,302,643 Vehicle seating assembly with side airbag deployment
A vehicle seating assembly having a first trim piece including a flange having a first side with intermittently-spaced elongate protrusions and a second side...
US-9,302,642 Vehicle roof support structure including side curtain air bags
A roof rail assembly for a vehicle that includes a body side outer and an interior trim piece connected to the body side outer. The body side outer and the...
US-9,302,631 Method for retaining automotive trim panel to inner panel
A serviceable safety clip for retaining an automotive trim panel to an inner panel. The serviceable safety clip includes a pin secured to the trim panel,...
US-9,302,629 Integrated tray table for a motor vehicle
An integrated tray table is provided for a motor vehicle. The tray table includes a support that extends in a first plane and a retention panel that includes a...
US-9,302,627 Two-sided flexible tonneau cover having a planar forward extending cover member
A tonneau cover for a vehicle includes an outwardly biased first cover, wherein the first cover is biased from an interior of the housing to engage a seatback,...
US-9,302,616 Vehicle lighting apparatus with multizone proximity control
A vehicle lighting system is disclosed. The lighting system comprises a group of light sources having a plurality of portions. Each of the portions has a...
US-9,302,610 Motor vehicle headlight with energy absorbing feature
A headlight for motor vehicles including a box-shaped housing, a light unit arranged in the housing, a front pane sealing the housing to the front relative to...
US-9,302,595 Autonomous charge balancing circuit and method for battery pack
Systems and methods for controlling a vehicle having a traction battery with a plurality of cell groups each having a plurality of serially connected battery...
US-9,302,588 Vehicle system for evaluating a voltage converter
A vehicle is provided with an electric machine and a storage device. The electric machine is configured to provide drive torque and the storage device is...
US-9,302,573 Duct for high voltage battery air cooling exhaust and recirculation
A vehicle is provided including a battery pack with an exhaust port, an air extractor spaced away from the exhaust port, and other vehicle components. A cargo...
US-9,302,565 Circulation for pressure loss event
An exemplary vehicle is disclosed having a compressible fluid system including at least one sensor configured to determine a fluid pressure present within the...
US-9,302,564 Tuned air extractor to prevent wind throb in a vehicle
An air extractor is provided for reducing wind throb in a vehicle. The air extractor includes a support having a first opening. A first flap is pivotally...
US-9,302,458 Machine for forming a headliner
A machine for forming a bonded edge fold on a headliner is disclosed. The headliner includes a ceiling and an edge flange that has a wall section and a backing...
US-9,302,414 Molded active plastics components for a vehicle airbag assembly
An airbag assembly includes inner and outer panels that are coupled to define a cavity therebetween, an inflatable member disposed within the cavity and at...
US-9,302,310 Composite dies and method of making the same
In one or more embodiments, a composite die includes a die face defining a protrusion and including a first metal, and a die base supporting the die face, the...
US-D753,325 Vehicle headlamps
US-D753,324 Vehicle fog lamp cover
US-D753,323 Vehicle headlight
US-D753,036 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-9,300,017 Detecting blockage of air flow through vehicle traction battery
Air is supplied from a passenger cabin of a vehicle to an intake passage between the passenger cabin and a battery of the vehicle. The vehicle may be an...
US-9,299,198 Fleet vehicle aftermarket equipment monitoring
A processor of a server may receive, from a plurality of vehicles, fleet alerts indicative of vehicle locations and status of aftermarket equipment installed to...
US-9,298,649 Method and apparatus for dynamically updating a vehicle module configuration record
A system includes a processor configured to detect that a vehicle module update has been performed. The processor is further configured to create an identifier...
US-9,298,065 Hidden camera system with enclosure incorporating a flexible seal
A hidden camera system for a vehicle includes a housing having first and second openings. A displaceable cover closes the first opening. A camera is received in...
US-9,297,456 Vehicle adapted to control clutch torque based on relative speed data
The rate of change of transmission output torque is computed based on the differential speeds of the axles and of the transmission output shaft adjusting for...
US-9,297,445 Method for controlling an engine drive belt tensioner system
Methods and systems are provided for controlling an engine drive belt tensioner system in which the engine is controlled by an engine stop-start system. When...
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