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US-9,664,136 Auto-stop control for a stop/start vehicle near water
A stop/start vehicle includes an engine and a stop/start system that prevents an auto stop of the engine when a speed of the vehicle is approximately zero in...
US-9,664,133 Methods and systems for an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a reference voltage for an intake manifold oxygen sensor based on ingestion of hydrocarbons from a fuel system...
US-9,664,132 Oxygen sensor control responsive to resistance and impedance
Various methods are provided for operating an oxygen sensor. In one example, a method of operating an oxygen sensor including a heater comprises sampling a...
US-9,664,129 System and methods for operating an exhaust gas recirculation valve based on a temperature difference of the valve
Methods and systems are provided for determining changes in a flow area of an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve for EGR flow estimates due to a change in...
US-9,664,128 Method and system for knock control
Methods and systems are provided for improving engine knock tolerance, in particular when rapidly ramping in LP-EGR from low levels of EGR. Until a desired...
US-9,664,127 System and methods for managing refueling vapors
A method for a fuel system, comprising: during a first condition, directing gasses stripped of fuel vapor from a fuel vapor canister to an engine intake while...
US-9,664,126 System and methods for engine-off natural vacuum tests
A method for a vehicle, comprising: during a first condition, closing a canister vent valve responsive to an engine-off event without initiating an engine-off...
US-9,664,125 Method and system for transient fuel control
Methods are provided for reducing transient fuel issues in a multi-fuel engine system. When transitioning from co-fueling with a first fuel split ratio to...
US-9,664,104 Condensation control in a charge air cooler by controlling charge air cooler temperature
Methods and systems are provided for reducing corrosion of a charge air cooler and reducing engine misfire due to condensate formation. In response to charge...
US-9,664,079 Crankcase integrity breach detection
Methods and systems are provided for using a crankcase vent tube pressure or flow sensor for diagnosing a location and nature of crankcase system integrity...
US-9,663,981 Vehicle closure member power actuator control
A system and method are disclosed for controlling the opening and closing of a closure panel for a vehicle. The system includes a power actuator having a motor...
US-9,663,967 Illuminated latch system
An illuminated latch system for a vehicle is disclosed herein. The illuminated latch system includes an engine compartment having a latch configured to open the...
US-9,663,177 Electric bicycle
An electric bicycle includes a crank, a driving gear and a driven gear spaced from each other, and a belt engaged with the driving gear and the driven gear. An...
US-9,663,149 Vehicle hood stiffener
A vehicle hood includes an inner panel, an outer panel coupled to the inner panel, and an insert disposed between the outer panel and the inner panel. The...
US-9,663,097 Methods and system for launching a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for improving launching of a stopped hybrid vehicle are presented. The systems and methods adjust speed of a motor to reduce the possibility...
US-9,663,096 Methods and systems for mitigating fuel injector leak
Methods and systems are provided for performing mitigating actions in response to detecting a fuel injector leak. In one example, a method may include in...
US-9,663,090 Brake booster assistance
Systems and methods for a vehicle brake booster having first and second chambers separated by a diaphragm coupled to a brake pedal are provided. In one example...
US-9,663,080 System and method for braking recuperation in motor vehicle
A method, carried out in a controller of a motor vehicle having a plurality of wheels, to counteract an undesired influence on the motor vehicle. The method...
US-9,663,074 Method for operating a brake system in a stationary vehicle
In the case of a method for operating a brake system in a vehicle, preferably a service brake system, in particular in a motor vehicle, it is first established...
US-9,663,065 Methods and systems for starting a vehicle
Systems and methods for selectively activating operation of one or more vehicle powertrain elements are presented. In one example, a propulsion source of a...
US-9,663,060 Multi-chambered airbag with controlled pressure differentials
The present disclosure relates to a multi-chambered airbag system employing the use of baffle vents to achieve pressure differentials between the different...
US-9,663,058 Deployable plastic knee bolster with off-centered telescoping support chamber
An active knee bolster for disposition in a motor vehicle dashboard includes a main bladder and a side bladder. The main bladder is formed of molded plastic and...
US-9,663,032 Child seat monitoring system and method
Embodiments include a vehicle comprising a user interface, a first sensor coupled to a child seat for detecting a child seat belt status; a gear selector for...
US-9,663,000 Vehicle seat configured to improve access
The present invention includes a vehicle seat having a seat portion and a seatback. The vehicle seat further includes a plurality of air bladders disposed in...
US-9,662,997 Method and apparatus for attaching a crushable carbon fiber reinforced polymer structure to the outer surface...
A battery housing for a traction motor battery of a vehicle is disclosed that includes a plurality of elongated impact absorbing carbon fiber reinforced polymer...
US-9,662,959 Blower control for vehicle with start-stop engine
A method and apparatus for controlling blower speed of an air conditioning system in a vehicle having a start/stop engine. When an auto stop event of the...
US-D788,007 Vehicle wheel
US-D788,006 Vehicle wheel
US-D788,003 Vehicle wheel
US-9,659,143 Method for analyzing the robustness of components within a vehicular mechanical system to calculate...
A method for increasing the robustness of a mechanism for a vehicle including the steps of determining a primary function of the mechanism, identifying...
US-9,657,659 Method for reducing air flow in an engine at idle
Methods and systems are provided for controlling air ingestion in an engine during idle conditions. One example approach includes adjusting an opening of a...
US-9,657,637 Method for controlling transitions in a variable displacement engine
Methods and systems are provided for controlling transitions between engine operating modes in a four-cylinder engine. One method includes transitioning engine...
US-9,656,653 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-9,656,633 Methods and systems for a vehicle computing system to communicate with a device
A smartwatch having at least one controller in communication with an user interface and a transceiver. The transceiver configured to communicate with a nomadic...
US-9,656,629 Timed independent vehicle secure compartment access
An access system for a vehicle may include a controller. The controller may be configured to respond to receiving an unlock signal indicative of an unlock...
US-9,656,627 Hood bumpers to absorb loading
A hood bumper for a vehicle includes a foundation, a pair of legs extending from the foundation in a first direction, a support extending from the foundation in...
US-9,656,598 Vehicle badge
A badge for a vehicle is provided herein. The badge includes a substrate attached to a housing having a viewable portion. A light directing member defining a...
US-9,656,592 System and method of calibrating a vehicle badge having a number of light sources
A system and method for calibrating a vehicle badge having a number of light sources is provided herein. A display displays a lighting sequence of a virtual...
US-9,656,571 Battery enclosure having T-shaped guides on the outer surface for stiffeners and impact absorbing elements
A battery housing for a traction motor battery of a vehicle is disclosed that includes attachments retained by parallel T-shaped guides on the outer surface of...
US-9,656,570 Current sensor for a vehicle
A vehicle includes a battery configured to operate at a current, during a drive cycle, in a nominal current range for a time greater than in a maximum current...
US-9,656,560 Charge cycle strategy for vehicles using smaller cross section cable
A vehicle includes a traction battery that is coupled to an external charger via a charge port. The traction battery has a maximum charge current. At least one...
US-9,656,556 Capacitor discharging during deactivation of electric vehicle drive system
A drive system for an electric vehicle includes an input capacitor selectably coupled to a DC power source (e.g., battery) by a contactor. A variable voltage...
US-9,656,552 Electrified vehicle noise cancellation
Systems, apparatus and methods for cancelling a noise voltage at a vehicle are presented. An noise cancellation system (NCS) can be configured to null an...
US-9,656,546 Vehicle shifter fluid diverter system
The present disclosure relates to a vehicle shifter assembly having a retainer ring between a housing and an instrument panel or console. The retainer ring...
US-9,656,534 Vehicle door closure cabin pressure relief system
An active pressure relief system for a vehicle cabin in response to a cabin-door closure. An air-extractor may be configured to open when a cabin-door is...
US-9,656,532 Vehicle cabin venting system and method
A vehicle cabin venting method includes cooling a vehicle battery charger by drawing outside air through a vehicle outside air vent door; and operating a hybrid...
US-9,656,318 Methods for joining more than two panels together and assemblies formed by the methods
An assembly for a vehicle and a method of making an assembly including more than three panels stacked together and joined by self-piercing rivets or by clinch...
US-D787,389 Vehicle hood
US-D787,387 Vehicle hood
US-D787,376 Vehicle exterior
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