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US-8,973,931 Wheel strut for vehicle suspension
A vehicle suspension wheel strut, includes a first bushing; a wheel carrier journaled onto the first bushing; a first bracket at a first end of the first...
US-8,973,809 Bonding of roof panels
A method for attaching a roof panel to a roof rail of a vehicle bodyside frame, wherein the roof rail prohibiting access to an underside of an area at which the...
US-8,973,558 Method and system for fuel vapor control
Methods and systems are provided for monitoring a fuel vapor recovery system including a fuel tank isolation valve coupled between a fuel tank and a canister....
US-8,972,152 Method and system for inhibiting engine idle stop based on operating conditions
Methods and systems are provided for controlling the automatic shutdown of an idling vehicle engine. When the vehicle is parked in an enclosed space, the idling...
US-8,972,109 Rotatable driver interface for trailer backup assist
A trailer backup steering input apparatus is coupled to a vehicle. The trailer backup steering input apparatus comprises a rotatable control element (e.g., a...
US-8,972,106 Systems and methods for scheduling driver interface tasks based on driver workload
A vehicle's dynamic handling state, driver inputs to the vehicle, driver physiological condition, etc. may be examined to determine one or more measures of...
US-8,972,103 Method of building and using local map of vehicle drive path
An automotive vehicle mapping system is disclosed. The mapping system includes an on-vehicle electronic storage device, a GPS receiver, and an electronic...
US-8,972,098 Methods and apparatus for lost connection handling
A computer-implemented method, executable by a vehicle computing system (VCS), includes determining that a connection between a wireless device and a VCS has...
US-8,972,091 Reduced central processing unit load and memory usage battery state of charge calculation
A vehicle having a battery pack with cells grouped into subsets and at least one controller programmed to charge and discharge the battery pack is disclosed. A...
US-8,972,081 Remote operator assistance for one or more user commands in a vehicle
Various embodiments relate to remote operator assistance for one or more user commands at a vehicle. The operator assistance may occur via a vehicle computing...
US-8,968,960 Reversal tolerant membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell
Ruthenium or a Ruthenium compound is applied to an anode structure according to a predetermined pattern, with only part of the anode active area containing Ru....
US-8,968,942 Metal oxygen battery containing oxygen storage materials
A battery system includes a metal oxygen battery. The metal oxygen battery includes a first electrode and a second electrode. The second electrode includes a...
US-8,968,912 Method and apparatus for manufacturing a battery for a vehicle
A battery module assembly and method of assembling a battery. The battery module assembly includes a plurality of modules in which a plurality of battery cells...
US-8,968,153 Method of operating a transmission
A method of controlling a launch clutch during an engine restart event commands a positive torque capacity before the engine reaches idle speed. Early...
US-8,968,151 Method and system for controlling driveline lash in a hybrid vehicle
A vehicle has an engine, an upstream clutch, an electric machine, a downstream clutch, a transmission gearbox, and a controller. The controller is configured...
US-8,968,144 Multi-speed transmission
A transmission gearing arrangement includes four simple planetary gear sets arranged in two planes to reduce axial length. Six shift elements, including two...
US-8,968,142 Multi-speed transmission
A transmission gearing arrangement produces nine forward speed ratios and one reverse speed ratio by selective engagement of three shift elements in various...
US-8,967,701 Integrated shotgun rail deflector
A shotgun rail, or deflector, is provided as part of a front end structure of a vehicle. The shotgun rail includes a triangular shaped bulkhead having a front...
US-8,967,662 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-8,967,128 Multiple layer bypass hydrocarbon trap
An air induction system for an engine includes an air filter box configured to receive an air filter that separates the air filter box into an atmosphere side...
US-8,967,116 Methods and systems for a throttle turbine generator
Various systems and methods for an engine system which includes a throttle turbine generator having a turbine which drives an auxiliary generator and disposed...
US-8,967,109 Component catch for crash robustness
Systems are disclosed to restrain movement of engine components in the event of a collision. A system may comprise an upper intake manifold; a cam cover; a...
US-8,966,971 Vehicle engine with fluid measuring system
The present disclosure relates to a fluid measuring system for use in a vehicle engine. The engine includes a fluid return channel through which a tube is...
US-8,966,950 Method of forming an integral grid reinforcement in a part using an electro-hydraulic forming process
A method of reinforcing a part formed from a sheet metal panel that has a predetermined area that requires reinforcement by forming a grid pattern of V-shaped...
US-D723,433 Vehicle front upper grille
US-8,965,628 Powertrain thermal management system for a dry-clutch transmission
The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for controlling a flow regulator, such as a diverter valve, that is configured to guide air through a...
US-8,965,618 Control strategy for an electric machine in a vehicle
A system and method for controlling an electric vehicle include at least one controller configured to detect an over-voltage condition when an electric-machine...
US-8,965,616 Methods and systems for reducing gear lash noise
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, driveline gear lash gear tooth to gear tooth impact may be...
US-8,965,597 Road grade auto-mapping
Road grade is modeled over a region in which a vehicle is driven on roadways having a grade that varies over a plurality of predetermined grade ranges. A...
US-8,962,200 Humidity measuring device and method
A humidity measuring device is disclosed. The humidity measuring device includes a housing having a housing interior, a temperature controller thermally...
US-8,961,368 Charge air cooler condensate purging cycle
Methods and systems are provided for purging condensate from a charge air cooler to an engine intake. During an engine deceleration event, the vehicle is...
US-8,961,364 Method and system to manage driveline oscillations with clutch pressure control
A system and method for controlling a vehicle having an electric traction motor coupled to a transmission by a clutch include modifying torque transmitted to...
US-8,961,357 Multi-speed automatic transmission
A power transmission includes an input, output, a planetary gearset including a first sun gear, a first ring gear, a first carrier driveably connected to the...
US-8,961,062 Inertial lockout mechanism
An inertial lockout mechanism is coupled to a latch mechanism, such that, during a collision event, the inertial lockout mechanism will move to an interference...
US-8,960,948 Collar mount and light
A light and associated mounting body is disclosed which is suitable for mounting on straps of different widths. In a particular embodiment the body can be...
US-8,960,791 Trim attachment apparatus for vehicle seating assembly
A vehicle seating assembly that includes a frame structure and a panel coupled with the frame structure that has an occupant support surface. A connection...
US-8,960,762 Vehicle visor assembly with a center check clip
A check assembly for a visor assembly of a vehicle is coupled with a headliner of a vehicle roof near a center portion of the vehicle, away from the vehicle...
US-8,960,742 Pressure-based crash detection system incorporated in side rail
A vehicular crash sensing system includes a bumper cap for contacting a bumper. A chamber fits into a side rail attached to the bumper, the chamber being sealed...
US-8,960,393 Modular powertrain component for hybrid electric vehicles
A powertrain module includes an input, a bulkhead supporting the input, a rotor support, a torque converter casing driveably connected to the rotor support, an...
US-8,960,232 Latch valve for actuating a transmission control element
A latch valve includes a first port containing line pressure, a second port containing control pressure, a third port located between the first and second...
US-8,960,166 Systems and methods for heating a pre-compressor duct to reduce condensate formation
Methods and systems are provided for providing auxiliary heat to a pre-compressor duct wall to reduce condensate formation. A coolant valve may control the...
US-8,960,161 Fuel injection system
The present application relates to a fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine having an automatic stop-start system, the fuel injection system...
US-8,960,153 Method and system for controlling engine vacuum production
A method for controlling engine vacuum production is disclosed. In one example, one or more air sources to an engine intake manifold are closed so as to...
US-8,960,138 Dual crankshaft engine
A dual-crankshaft engine is presented. In one embodiment, the engine includes a first crankshaft and a second crankshaft. The second crankshaft is coupled with...
US-8,960,137 Integrated exhaust cylinder head
An engine cooling system is provided. The engine cooling system includes a cylinder head including an integrated exhaust manifold that directs exhaust gases to...
US-8,960,133 Liquid injection for scavenging
Methods are provided for controlling an engine. One method may include boosting engine intake air to a cylinder; and injecting an amount of a scavenging fluid...
US-8,959,979 Method for evaluating degradation of a particulate matter sensor after an engine start
A system for improving operation of an engine having a particulate matter sensor is presented. The system may be used to improve engine operation during cold...
US-8,959,910 Method and system for determining conditions of an air filter
A method for operating a turbocharger wastegate is disclosed. In one example, the wastegate is operated to provide a state of an engine air intake system air...
US-8,959,904 Method to control and diagnose an exhaust gas heat exchanger
A method for controlling a vehicle having an engine with an exhaust heat recovery system, includes generating a signal to control exhaust gas flow through an...
US-8,959,712 Door arrester for vehicle doors of motor vehicles
A door arrester for vehicle doors of motor vehicles, comprising a retaining part for fastening to a door or door pillar and a housing. A door retaining bar...
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