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US-9,863,777 Method and apparatus for automatic estimated time of arrival calculation and provision
A system includes a processor configured to receive information relating to a vehicle location. The processor is also configured to determine one or more...
US-9,863,671 Heat pump assisted engine cooling for electrified vehicles
A method including controlling a climate control system of an electrified vehicle to cool a coolant of a coolant subsystem with a refrigerant of a heat pump...
US-9,863,621 Vehicle trunk lighting system
A trunk lighting system of a vehicle with a vehicle ceiling, where the trunk lighting system includes a trunk floor panel positioned in a trunk of the vehicle...
US-9,863,360 Systems and methods for adjusting fuel injection based on a determined fuel rail temperature
Methods and systems are provided for detecting a temperature of an engine fuel rail at a plurality of locations along the engine fuel rail. In one example, a...
US-9,863,353 Methods and systems for estimating an air-fuel ratio with a variable voltage oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating an exhaust air/fuel ratio based on outputs from an exhaust oxygen sensor. In one example, a method may include...
US-9,863,348 Method for controlling fuel of a spark ignited engine while regenerating a particulate filter
A system for filtering and oxidizing particulate matter produced by a gasoline direct injection engine is disclosed. In one embodiment, engine cylinder air-fuel...
US-9,863,336 System and method for estimating ambient humidity
Methods and systems are provided for estimating ambient humidity based on a wet bulb temperature and a dry bulb temperature during precipitation, and estimating...
US-9,863,310 Method for monitoring a traction mechanism drive of an internal combustion engine, and internal combustion...
Systems and methods are provided for determining the length of a traction mechanism that is part of a traction drive of an engine. In one example, a method...
US-9,863,307 Internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas turbocharging and exhaust-gas recirculation
Methods and systems are provided for a compressor bypass passage. In one example, a method may include flowing bypassed charge air through an annular passage...
US-9,863,171 Vehicle compartment
A compartment for a vehicle is provided herein. The compartment includes a housing defining an interior volume. A lid is pivotably coupled to the housing and is...
US-9,862,431 Tailgate clamp pocket for pickup truck
A truck box assembly includes a truck box and a tailgate. The truck box is mounted to a vehicle body. The tailgate is mounted to a rear portion of the truck box...
US-9,862,430 Tailgate cover
A tailgate cover assembly including a first panel and a second panel fixed to a vehicle tailgate and connected to the first panel by a first hinge assembly, the...
US-9,862,422 Fastener for providing a clamp load between two parts
A rocker panel assembly for a vehicle includes an upper rocker panel, a lower rocker panel, and a fastener. The fastener connects the upper and lower rocker...
US-9,862,421 Slider bracket for a vehicle underbody structure
A vehicle includes a bumper, a floor and a subframe. The subframe is attached to the floor at a plurality of attachment points and below the bumper. The...
US-9,862,384 Method of shifting a transmission
A method of controlling a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) simulates a step-ratio transmission upshift. To simulate a step-ratio torque phase, the input...
US-9,862,347 Vehicle impact absorbing system
A first airbag has a first joining panel. A second airbag has a second joining panel. The first and second airbags are both inflatable from an uninflated...
US-9,862,327 Multi-purpose storage compartment
A vehicle dash panel storage compartment includes a storage bin disposed within the dash panel and a top-mounted storage bin closure. The storage bin closure is...
US-9,862,326 Arrangement for carrying objects, in particular medications or medical articles, in a vehicle
The invention relates to an arrangement for carrying objects, in particular medications or medical articles, in a vehicle. The arrangement includes a storage...
US-9,862,325 Cargo management system incorporating S-shaped channels
A cargo management system is provided for a cargo area of a motor vehicle. The cargo management system includes a first mounting element on a first side wall of...
US-9,862,317 Automated defrost and defog performance test system and method
A system for evaluating performance of a vehicle window defrosting/defogging apparatus includes at least one computing device having at least a processor and a...
US-9,862,296 Cup holder system for a motor vehicle
A cup holder system is provided for a motor vehicle. The cup holder system includes a storage bin having a housing and a cover. Further the cup holder system...
US-9,862,276 Fault protection for electric drive systems
A vehicle power system includes a controller configured to issue commands to open a selected set of switches of an inverter and then to operate the selected set...
US-9,862,262 Hybrid vehicle powertrain
Methods and systems for delivering powertrain torque of a hybrid vehicle are disclosed. In one example, torque is supplied to vehicle wheels from a piston...
US-9,862,255 Vehicle with moonroof and panoramic glass
A vehicle includes a windshield, a backlite spaced from the windshield, and a moonroof. The moonroof is moveable relative to the windshield and the backlite...
US-9,862,247 Directional climate control system with infrared targeting
A heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system has a steerable outlet for directing a stream of treated air into a passenger compartment of a...
US-9,860,710 Symmetrical reference personal device location tracking
A system may include in-vehicle components arranged symmetrically within and delimiting boundaries of a vehicle interior; and a processor programmed to identify...
US-9,857,266 Correlation based fuel tank leak detection
A method for an engine, comprising: sealing a fuel tank; and indicating fuel system degradation based on a comparison of a first correlation coefficient,...
US-9,857,263 Systems and methods for evaporative emissions testing
A method for a vehicle, comprising: following a vehicle-off event, waking a powertrain control module based on a comparison of an ambient temperature and a bulk...
US-9,857,255 Traction-battery vehicle test trailer
A trailer for a vehicle with a high voltage traction-battery. The trailer may be a self-propelled trailer to substantially match vehicle dynamics and minimize...
US-9,856,830 System and methods for reducing vehicle evaporative emissions
Methods and systems are provided for reducing evaporative emissions in a vehicle during engine-off conditions responsive to an indication of undesired fuel...
US-9,856,829 System and methods for improving fuel economy
Methods and systems are provided for controlling engine operation in a hybrid vehicle, where the vehicle engine comprises one or more cylinders dedicated to...
US-9,856,828 Fuel vapor purging diagnostics for a multi-path purge ejector system
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting and diagnosing one or more canister purge valves in a fuel vapor recovery system. In one example, a method may...
US-9,856,808 Method of fuel injection for a variable displacement engine
Various systems and methods are described for controlling fuel injection in a variable displacement engine. One method for a deactivatable cylinder comprises,...
US-9,856,805 Systems and methods for inferring fuel vapor canister loading rate
A method is provided, comprising indicating a fuel vapor canister load based on a steady-state fuel vapor circulation rate in a vapor recovery line during a...
US-9,856,804 Systems and methods for inferring fuel vapor canister loading rate
A method is provided, comprising indicating a fuel vapor canister load based on a steady-state fuel vapor circulation rate in a vapor recovery line during a...
US-9,856,799 Methods and systems for an oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for reducing blackening of an oxygen sensor due to voltage excursions into an over-potential region. Before transitioning the...
US-9,856,779 System and methods for a high temperature radiator heat absorber
Methods and systems are provided for a phase change material (PCM) integrated radiator. In one example, a method may include adjusting a radiator control valve...
US-9,856,764 Crankcase assembly
A crankcase assembly for an engine is provided. The crankcase assembly includes a crankcase comprising a crank sump, the crank sump including a primary sump...
US-9,856,688 Bi-directional element drive system
A bi-directional element drive system includes a motor having a drive shaft, a cable anchor and a cable connector. The cable connector is carried on the drive...
US-9,855,979 Sliding and rotating bed divider
A bed divider is provided for a bed of a truck. The bed divider includes a first guide track extending along a first axis and a second guide track extending...
US-9,855,972 Vehicle roof with truss structure
A vehicle roof support structure including a pair of reinforcing truss members. The roof support structure includes a header, a roof bow, right and left roof...
US-9,855,936 System and method to improve engagement shift quality in automatic transmissions using engagement brake torque...
A method of controlling a vehicle includes, in response to vehicle speed being approximately zero and a driver braking torque request being greater than a park...
US-9,855,930 Vehicle transaxle and parking actuator assembly
A transaxle and a parking actuator assembly are provided. The parking actuator assembly may include an actuator, a rack, and the biasing member. The actuator...
US-9,855,924 Autonomous ecologic rainwater collection system for replenishing washer fluid in a motor vehicle
A rainwater collection system is provided for a motor vehicle. That rainwater collection system includes a rainwater collector, a gate for the rainwater...
US-9,855,901 Flange for exterior ornamentation
A fuel filler housing opening includes a segmented flange for attachment of a fuel filler housing. A fuel filler housing opening insert is provided, configured...
US-9,855,888 Photoluminescent vehicle appliques
A vehicle applique is provided that includes a decorative layer and an over-mold positioned over the decorative layer. The over-mold is substantially...
US-9,855,850 Variable carrier switching frequency control of variable voltage converter
A voltage converter includes a switch having a switching loss that decreases as a switching frequency of the switch decreases. The voltage converter further...
US-9,855,833 System and method to provide lubrication for a plug-in hybrid
In hybrid electric vehicles having increased battery storage capacity and plug-in capability, electric-only operation of significant duration is available. To...
US-9,855,819 Intuitive preconditioning interface
A vehicle includes an HVAC system with compressor(s), pump(s), valve(s), chiller(s); a touchscreen and processor(s) configured to: (1) display a preconditioning...
US-9,855,813 System and methods for preventing wheel hop during a burnout event in a motor vehicle
Systems and methods for stabilizing a vehicle during a traction control event are disclosed. Signals indicative of wheel speed and velocity of the vehicle may...
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