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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,...
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...
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