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US-9,964,088 Multi-hole fuel injector with sequential fuel injection
Methods and systems are provided for direct fuel injection. In one example, a fuel injector system includes an injector needle with an injector pin with a...
US-9,964,086 Fuel injector and method
Embodiments may provide a fuel injector including a nozzle body having one or more nozzles, each capable of spraying a fuel from a respective spray position,...
US-9,964,080 Method and system for vacuum generation using a throttle
Methods and systems are provided for a throttle plate and a vacuum consumption device. In one example, a method may include providing vacuum to a vacuum...
US-9,964,078 Air cleaner filter assembly for motor vehicles operating in extreme weather conditions
A filter assembly for a motor-vehicle air cleaner may include a main filter, an auxiliary filter set apart from the main filter, and a filter mount fixed to and...
US-9,964,068 Head gasket for an internal combustion engine
An engine is provided with a block forming a cylinder, a head, and a gasket positioned between the block and the head. The gasket has first and second outer...
US-9,964,067 Internal combustion engine with oil circuit and oil-lubricated shaft bearings
An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder head, a cylinder block serving as an upper crankcase half for holding a crankshaft in at least two crankshaft...
US-9,964,058 System and method for increasing fuel economy of a vehicle including a SCR catalyst
Methods and systems for increasing fuel economy of a vehicle including a SCR catalyst are presented. In one example, an amount of EGR provided to an engine is...
US-9,964,024 Charge air cooler control system and method
A charge air cooler arrangement, a charge air cooler tank, and method are disclosed. The charge air cooler arrangement includes a charge air cooler having an...
US-9,964,020 Bleed valve assembly
Methods and systems are provided for a bleed valve assembly for an engine. In one example, a method (or system) may include a fastener comprising a threaded...
US-9,964,019 Method and system for a dual loop coolant system
Methods and systems are provided for a dual loop coolant system used to control an engine transmission oil temperature. In one example, a high temperature...
US-9,963,917 Hood stop assemblies for a vehicle and methods for setting a position of a vehicle hood
Hood stop assemblies and methods of setting a hood of a vehicle to a support frame. The receptacle includes an interior wall that defines a first part of a...
US-9,963,185 Electric bicycle
A bicycle includes a frame including first and second segments pivotable relative to each other between a folded position and an unfolded position. The first...
US-9,963,165 Ball nut assembly for a rack electrical power assist steering system
A ball nut assembly receives rotational motion from a belt and converts rotational motion into linear motion of a steering rack. The ball nut assembly includes...
US-9,963,143 System and method for vehicle subsystem failure mitigation
A computer for, e.g., a mass market passenger vehicle operable by a virtual driver in autonomous and/or semi-autonomous mode, is programmed to determine that a...
US-9,963,112 Window wiper system incorporating window moisture and torque sensors
A window wiper system includes a wiper assembly, a window moisture sensor, a wiper torque sensor and a control module. The control module is responsive to the...
US-9,963,101 Airbag for oblique vehicle impacts
An airbag system includes an inflator and an airbag in communication with the inflator. The airbag system includes a tether actuator and tethers extending from...
US-9,963,100 Airbag controller and method
A controller for a vehicle includes a processor and a memory storing processor-executable instructions. The processor of the controller is programmed to receive...
US-9,963,099 Steering wheel assembly including an airbag tether
A steering wheel assembly for a vehicle includes a steering wheel and an airbag that is supported by the steering wheel. The airbag is inflatable away from the...
US-9,963,077 Gap cover assembly in a vehicle
A gap cover assembly in a vehicle comprises a gap cover, a first magnetic connection part disposed on a first end of the gap cover and a second magnetic...
US-9,963,066 Vehicle running board that provides light excitation
A lighting system of a vehicle is provided herein. The lighting system includes a photoluminescent structure coupled to an exterior of the vehicle. A running...
US-9,963,059 Self-adjusting cup holder assembly
A self-adjusting cup holder assembly includes a housing having an open cavity and a flexible well held in that cavity. The flexible well is displaceable between...
US-9,963,058 Self-adjusting rear seat cushion for comfort and storage
A vehicle seating assembly having a seat including a support frame. A seatback is pivotally coupled with the seat and is adjustable between a passenger support...
US-9,963,050 Manual seat height adjuster mechanism
A manually operated seat height adjustment actuator mechanism includes a rotatory actuator-driven torque input mechanism defining a first axis and a torque...
US-9,963,035 Removable steering wheel and pedals for autonomous vehicle
A dashboard assembly for a vehicle includes a dashboard defining a receiving niche. The niche is alignable with a driver seat location, and is selectively...
US-9,963,033 System and method for establishing acoustic metrics to detect driver impairment
An apparatus for detecting an impairment state of a driver in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus comprises a vehicle interface device configured to receive a...
US-9,963,028 Battery support structure for electrified vehicle
An electrified vehicle includes a body structure defining a support surface and a crush space adjacent the support surface. The electrified vehicle further...
US-9,963,019 Sun visor having extended range of motion
An extended-range sun visor assembly includes a rail and a sun visor panel. The sun visor panel is releasably mounted to the rail at an inboard sun visor panel...
US-9,963,004 Trailer sway warning system and method
A trailer sway warning system, according to one embodiment, includes a hitch angle sensor for sensing a hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer. The trailer...
US-9,963,001 Vehicle wheel illumination assembly using photoluminescent material
A vehicle wheel illumination assembly includes a light source located on the body of a vehicle near the wheel well and oriented to direct light onto a wheel...
US-D817,233 Vehicle front grille
US-9,961,808 Power electronics system
A power-electronics assembly includes a plurality of power modules each having a body, a power stage disposed in the body and having opposing major sides, and a...
US-9,961,745 Printed LED rylene dye welcome/farewell lighting
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a lighting device disposed on the vehicle. At least one detection sensor is...
US-9,961,188 Vehicle to device communication over wired audio connection
A vehicle computing system comprising a vehicle auxiliary port and at least one controller. The controller configured to communicate with a nomadic device via a...
US-9,960,726 Electric drive power converter with low distortion dead-time insertion
An electric drive system of an electrified vehicle has a power converter with phase leg switching devices controlled by pulse-width modulation to supply...
US-9,960,438 Fuel cell system and method to prevent water-induced damage
In one or more embodiments, a fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack including an anode and a cathode, a first conduit positioned to supply oxygen to the...
US-9,959,763 System and method for coordinating V2X and standard vehicles
In various embodiments, the present disclosure includes a system for reducing vehicular collisions having: (a) a vehicle comprising sensors, an acceleration...
US-9,959,690 Expanding time window for remote commands
A vehicle includes: receiver(s), a timer counting time, memory, and processor(s) configured to: receive a timestamped signal from a fob; compare the timestamp...
US-9,958,366 Stone impact simulator
A stone impact simulator is provided. That stone impact simulator includes a projectile propulsion section to propel a projectile toward a test sample and a...
US-9,958,138 Vehicle trim assembly
A trim assembly for a vehicle is provided herein. The trim assembly includes a substrate and a housing forming a cavity therebetween. A conductive layer is...
US-9,958,059 Control system and method for neutral idle operation
A vehicle includes an engine and driven wheels each having an associated friction brake. A brake pedal is operable to engage the friction brakes. The vehicle...
US-9,957,924 Evaporative emissions system check valve monitor for GTDI engines
Methods and systems are provided for conducting a dual test monitor for the presence or absence of undesired evaporative emissions in a vehicle fuel system and...
US-9,957,921 Method and system for controlling water injection
Methods are provided for optimizing usage of water from a water injection system that injects water into the engine responsive to engine operating conditions...
US-9,957,907 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for improving the detection and mitigation of high speed pre-ignition. In one example, high speed pre-ignition is detected...
US-9,957,906 Methods and systems for PCV flow estimation with an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating a positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) flow based on outputs of an intake manifold oxygen sensor. For example,...
US-9,957,886 Hoop spring in a pressure reactive piston
Systems and methods are provided for varying a compression ratio in an engine having a pressure reactive piston. The pressure reactive piston may include a...
US-9,957,882 Internal combustion engine with turbine
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a turbine within an internal combustion engine. In one example, a turbine system within an internal combustion...
US-9,957,876 Methods and systems for controlling air flow paths in an engine
Methods and systems are provided for controlling the temperature and ratio of gases within a gas mixing tank reservoir and selectively charging/discharging...
US-9,957,874 Engine cooling fan operation during hot soak
Methods and systems are provided for cooling an engine. In one example, a method for an engine, includes, after an engine shutdown request is received,...
US-9,957,871 Exhaust heat recovery and hydrocarbon trapping
Methods and systems are provided for exhaust heat recovery and hydrocarbon trapping at an exhaust bypass assembly. Exhaust gas may flow in both directions...
US-9,957,867 Method and system for emissions reduction
Methods and systems are provided for operating a branched exhaust assembly in a vehicle engine in order to increase catalyst efficiency and reduce engine...
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