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US-9,027,341 System for a charge-air-cooler
Systems and methods for a charge-air-cooler are provided. The system may include an engine air passage, a charge-air-cooler including a plurality of heat...
US-9,027,326 Vehicle exhaust heat recovery system
The present disclosure relates to a vehicle exhaust heat recovery system including a first exhaust line fluidically connected to a heat exchanger, a second...
US-9,026,393 High voltage interlock strategy
A High Voltage Interlock Strategy (HVIS) uses feedback current to detect cable connectivity status for a high-voltage cable configured to connect a power...
US-9,026,345 Method and system for fuel vapor control
Methods and systems are provided for performing a vehicle-off fuel system leak test. A vehicle controller may be woken up after a vehicle has been in a key-off...
US-9,026,323 Priming a start-stop vehicle transmission pump
A method of controlling a start-stop vehicle transmission pump, includes: assessing how long an engine has been turned off; and when the engine has been turned...
US-9,026,296 System for controlling overall coasting torque in a hybrid electric vehicle
A hybrid vehicle is provided that includes an engine, a reversible electric machine capable of generating and providing electric power, and a clutch for...
US-9,026,292 Fuel tank isolation valve control
Methods and systems for controlling a fuel tank isolation valve coupled to a fuel tank in a vehicle are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises,...
US-9,026,287 Method and system for engine control
Methods are provided for holding an engine steady during a drive cycle to complete one or more diagnostic routines. The engine may be held steady while an...
US-9,023,455 Method of making reinforced composite articles with reduced fiber content in local areas and articles made by...
A composite part including a resin matrix and fibers reinforcing the resin matrix in a first portion of the matrix. A second portion of the resin matrix is...
US-9,022,894 Automatic transmission assembly
A transmission includes gearsets each including rotating members, a support held against rotation, brake servos located in the support, brakes each actuated by...
US-9,022,647 Engine cooling system control
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing each of a plurality of engine cooling system components including various valves and grill shutters. Each valve...
US-9,022,626 Signal assemblies providing uniform illumination through light source location and spacing control
A signal assembly is provided that includes a chamber defined by isotropically luminant back and side surfaces, and a front surface having a lens and a...
US-9,022,007 Throttle valve system for an engine
An embodiment of an engine is described. The engine includes a first throttle valve. The first throttle valve is provided in a first intake passage coupled to...
US-9,021,998 Variable cam timing system and method
A phase control apparatus in a variable cam timing (VCT) system of an engine is described herein. The phase control apparatus includes a locking pin coupled to...
US-9,021,806 Supercharged internal combustion engine having two turbines, and method for operating an internal combustion...
Embodiments for a supercharged engine are presented. In one example, a supercharged engine includes a cylinder head having at least two cylinders, each cylinder...
US-9,021,805 Exhaust gas recirculation control
Methods and systems are disclosed for controlling an exhaust gas recirculation valve in an engine by determining errors in exhaust backpressure estimates and...
US-9,021,804 Self-sustaining low pressure EGR and exhaust system
An exhaust system, comprising a LP-EGR system that couples an exhaust system to an intake system and an exhaust pipe within the exhaust system with a turn...
US-9,021,786 Method for initiating and maintaining a substoichiometric operating mode of an internal combustion engine and...
The present disclosure describes systems and methods for recharging a storage catalyst of an internal combustion engine. A method is described, comprising:...
US-D728,797 Vision assessment apparatus
US-D728,426 Vehicle exterior
US-D728,424 Vehicle exterior
US-D728,423 Vehicle exterior
US-9,020,743 Methods and apparatus for predicting a driver destination
A computer implemented trip-planning method includes accessing one or more destination elements of a matrix of driver information, the accessing based at least...
US-9,020,732 Vehicle and powertrain control based on rearward approaching object
A vehicle may include a sensor configured to detect a rearward approaching object and at least one controller configured to cause the vehicle to accelerate in...
US-9,020,710 Engine restart strategy
A method of controlling a vehicle, where the vehicle includes an internal combustion engine and a transmission having a neutral state and an engaged state,...
US-9,020,691 Hydraulic brake system for a motor vehicle and fault condition detection for same
The present disclosure provides a hydraulic brake system for a motor vehicle and a method for the detection of a fault condition of the hydraulic brake system....
US-9,020,670 Hybrid electric vehicle and method for smooth engine operation with fixed throttle position
A torque management strategy for an HEV having an engine operating with a fixed throttle position to better manage NVH while the vehicle is stationary or...
US-9,020,659 Dynamometer vehicle operating mode control
A vehicle and a method of controlling a dynamometer mode operation of a vehicle that includes requesting the dynamometer mode; monitoring for at least one...
US-9,018,796 Energy conversion system for a vehicle
An energy conversion system transfers energy between an energy source, or storage unit, and an electric device via a first port and a second port and at least...
US-9,017,838 Spinning electrode fuel cell
A spinning electrode fuel cell is disclosed. The spinning electrode fuel cell includes a housing and a stacked disk assembly which is rotatably mounted in the...
US-9,017,796 Bonded sheet molding composite automotive components without surface pre-treatment
An automotive assembly comprises a sheet molding composite (SMC) element comprising an SMC sheet body shaped into a generally smooth functional section and at...
US-9,017,217 Pilot downshifting system and method
Methods and systems are provided for performing a multiple gear downshift of a transmission gear by transiently operating in an intermediate gear. In response...
US-9,017,216 Engine ignition-transmission shift interlock
A method for controlling a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission and engine includes automatically engaging a brake, locking the transmission in neutral...
US-9,016,784 Thin seat leg support system and suspension
A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat defining a seating area. An internal flex member is disposed in the seat. An external flex member is proximate a forward...
US-9,016,783 Thin seat flex rest composite cushion extension
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat defining a seating area and an actuation assembly. An elongate flexible member includes a first end pivotally coupled...
US-9,016,778 Inflatable/deflatable seat with stowable collapsing frame
A vehicle seating assembly comprises a base having an upper rim and a receptacle below the rim, a seatback having upper and lower sections operable at an...
US-9,016,758 Tonneau cover gap hider for adjustable rear seats
A tonneau cover for a vehicle includes a housing, a first cover having a cover tab, wherein the first cover selectively extends from an interior of the housing...
US-9,016,749 Collapsible rear seat storage assembly
An underseat storage assembly for a vehicle seat includes a recess disposed on a floor below the vehicle seat. A front panel has an edge pivotally coupled with...
US-9,016,650 Container holder with adjustable depth
A container holder has a base, a container holding top positioned above the base, and a floor which is horizontally slideably mounted between the base and top...
US-9,016,412 Duct to influence air cooling distribution to battery module and DC/DC module
A vehicle is provided including a battery module, a DC/DC converter module portioned from the battery module, a duct, one blower, and a jumper duct. The battery...
US-9,016,263 High pressure fuel pump
A high pressure fuel pump for use with an internal combustion engine and a method of operation of a high pressure fuel pump are disclosed. The high pressure...
US-9,016,260 Method and system for adjusting port throttles
An engine system and method for improving engine starting are disclosed. In one example, two engine cylinder port throttles are adjusted differently during...
US-9,016,244 Engine control for catalyst regeneration
Methods and systems are provided for injecting water during an engine cylinder deactivation event so as to reduce an exhaust catalyst regeneration requirement...
US-9,016,150 Transmission having selectable power transfer shaft
A vehicle powertrain includes a transaxle configured to drive front wheels and a power take-off unit configured to drive rear wheels through a driveshaft. The...
US-9,016,046 Internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas aftertreatment arrangement and method for operating an internal...
A method, comprising purging a storage catalytic converter of stored NOx by diverting only a portion of incoming exhaust flow around the catalytic device while...
US-D727,806 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-D727,805 Vehicle front upper bumper cover
US-9,014,952 Method and system for improving stopping and starting of a turbocharged engine
A system and method for improving engine starting and stopping is described. In one example, turbine vanes are adjusted to increase engine exhaust backpressure...
US-9,014,947 Exhaust-gas regeneration under rich conditions to improve fuel economy
A method for operating a boosted gasoline engine. The method includes diluting an intake air charge of the engine to a first level of dilution when operating at...
US-9,014,928 Transmission gearshift control
A method for controlling cylinder pressure producing piston displacement for actuating a control element of an automatic transmission during a gearshift,...
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