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US-8,997,901 Vehicular body panel energy generator system
A vehicular body panel energy generator system is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the system includes a vehicle body and a plurality of body panels...
US-8,997,847 Cooling in a liquid-to-air heat exchanger
A system and method for controlling cooling an engine involve an engine coolant circuit with a radiator and an engine, a fan and a coolant pump are provided....
US-8,997,798 Refrigerant line
A refrigerant line for carrying a mixture of refrigerant and lubrication oil. The line includes an inner casing made of a material impermeable to the...
US-8,997,723 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing late burn induced cylinder pre-ignition events. In response to a late burn combustion event in a cylinder,...
US-8,997,714 Method for operating a direct fuel injector
A method, comprising: operating an engine cylinder with fuel from a first injector and not a second injector and activating the second injector in response to a...
US-8,997,505 Motor vehicle climate control system
A vehicle climate control system includes a thermal-adsorption heat pump driven by engine exhaust heat, the heat pump including two adsorbers asynchronously...
US-8,997,484 Boost reservoir control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing turbo lag in a boosted engine. A boost reservoir coupled to the engine may be charged with compressed intake air...
US-8,997,462 Method and apparatus for injecting hydrogen within an engine
An engine system comprising: an exhaust gas system for removing exhaust gas from the engine; a turbocharger comprising a compressor for inducing air towards the...
US-8,997,460 Exhaust system mixing device
A mixing device comprises a circular disc of fin sections positioned so as to create openings in the inner and outer regions of the mixing device that generate...
US-8,997,457 Catalyst heating with exhaust back-pressure
Embodiments for controlling an exhaust back-pressure valve are provided. In one example, a method for operating an engine comprises closing an exhaust...
US-D726,091 Vehicle wheel
US-D726,080 Vehicle hood scoop
US-8,996,262 Skip-shift operations for automatic transmission systems
Method and system providing manual skip-shift for operating the automatic transmission of a vehicle. The method includes accepting the input of gear states by...
US-8,996,249 Adaptive active suspension system with road preview
A method for controlling an active suspension is disclosed. The method includes steps of determining a dimension of a road abnormality ahead of the vehicle;...
US-8,996,232 Wireless vehicle servicing
Various embodiments include methods, systems, and computer-program products for wireless vehicle servicing. Instructions for performing a vehicle servicing...
US-8,996,198 Method and apparatus for analyzing and optimizing fuel/energy consumption
A computer-implemented method includes receiving a request for improving vehicular energy conservation. The method further includes responsively providing at...
US-8,996,197 Lane monitoring with electronic horizon
Apparatus for a vehicle operated on a roadway having lane markers includes an optical sensor providing optical data of the roadway. A first lane model is stored...
US-8,994,548 Automobile location detector
A system includes a receiver configured to receive a signal representing a sequence of user inputs to a portable electronic device and an audible device...
US-8,994,495 Virtual vehicle entry keypad and method of use thereof
Keypad indicia are integral with a window of a vehicle. The keypad indicia are formed using a ultra-violet (UV) fluorescent dye that is nearly invisible to a...
US-8,994,236 Electromagnetically actuated axial one-way clutch
A clutch including a rotatable member including a first ramp and first teeth, a second member held against rotation, axially displaceable, including a second...
US-8,994,228 Proximity switch having wrong touch feedback
A proximity switch assembly and method are provided having wrong touch feedback. The switch includes a plurality of proximity switches each including proximity...
US-8,993,929 Heated/cooled thermoelectric steering wheel
A steering wheel includes a central portion connected to the steering column for rotation about an axis, and a rim extending around the central portion. A...
US-8,992,365 Mechanism for actuating a power transfer unit
A drive system includes a differential for transmitting power between a power source and first axles; a clutch including a first member driveably connected to...
US-8,992,060 Uniform illumination of lamps
One embodiment of a vehicle lamp assembly may include a housing, which includes a pair of opposing reflective surfaces defining a chamber therebetween. The...
US-8,991,903 Deflector-catcher for small overlap vehicle impacts
A front-end assembly including a deflector and a catcher bracket. The V-shaped deflector is attached to a bumper of a vehicle, a rear leg of the deflector has a...
US-8,991,892 Cowl trim assembly with adjustable footrest
A cowl trim assembly includes a panel body having an outwardly extending support base. An adjustable footrest assembly is supported on the support base between...
US-8,991,544 Passively deployed small overlap rigid barrier deflector
A front bumper assembly including a bumper beam and two deflectors are provided on right and left sides of the front bumper assembly. The deflectors include...
US-8,991,339 Multi-zone vehicle radiators
The present disclosure relates to a multiple zone vehicle radiator, including: a housing; a first zone included in the housing; a second zone included in the...
US-D725,809 Illuminating device
US-D725,573 Vehicle wheel
US-D725,572 Vehicle wheel
US-D725,570 Vehicle wheel
US-D725,567 Vehicle wheel
US-D725,566 Vehicle tail gate
US-D725,565 Vehicle air intake
US-D725,560 Vehicle rear quarter louvered window
US-D725,557 Vehicle hood
US-D725,555 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D725,550 Vehicle exterior
US-8,990,135 Personalized health risk assessment for critical care
A method for assessing whether a patient is at risk of developing a clinical condition includes receiving training data representing a set of patient-related...
US-8,990,000 Active suspension with load detection and adaptation
A method for estimating a location of a center of gravity (CG) of a sprung mass of a vehicle includes steps of a) determining whether the vehicle is stationary...
US-8,989,992 Method and system for estimating pressure in a motor vehicle
Method for estimating the negative pressure in a motor vehicle brake force booster, and a stop/start control device is disclosed. One embodiment of the...
US-8,989,978 Method for operating a vehicle powertrain
Methods and systems for controlling a vehicle powertrain that may be automatically stopped and started are presented. In one example, a method adjusts a...
US-8,989,935 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for extending an engine-off period of a hybrid vehicle while reducing engine cold-start emissions. During an engine pull-up to...
US-8,989,839 Method and apparatus for diagnosis of tumor activity using tumor interstitial fluid pressure
A scanning apparatus, is used to effect multiple images of a tumor in which a contrast agent has been localized as a detectable marker over a selected time to...
US-8,989,699 Methods and apparatus for selective emergency alert notification and response
Various embodiments include communicating emergency information to a vehicle. A computer may receive one or more emergency notifications issued by a government...
US-8,988,672 Headlamp aiming using high-dynamic range camera
A method of aiming a light source includes using an image-capturing device to capture a light beam pattern from the light source. Here, the light beam pattern...
US-8,988,465 Physical-virtual hybrid representation
A virtual environment, including at least one virtual element representing a component of an item is generated. The virtual environment is mapped to a physical...
US-8,986,163 Methods and systems for engine control
Systems and methods are provided for restarting an engine that can be selectively deactivated during idle-stop conditions. In one embodiment, the engine is...
US-8,986,157 Overrunning clutch reacting a force produced by a hydraulically actuated friction brake
An assembly for an automatic transmission includes a casing, a carrier of a planetary gear set, a hydraulically actuated brake that driveably connects the...
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