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US-8,931,272 Method and system for limiting output of a boosted engine
A method for operating a turbocharged engine is disclosed. In one example, during a first condition an engine operation is adjusted in response to a...
US-8,931,162 Three piece floor mat retention system
A three piece fastener is provided for attaching two layers, e.g. a floor mat for a vehicle to a floor carpet which may then stabilize the mat relative to the...
US-D721,027 Vehicle wheel
US-8,930,140 Trailer target placement assist system and method
A vehicle trailer backup assist system and method includes a hitch angle detection apparatus and a target monitor controller. The target monitor controller...
US-8,930,116 On-board real-time speed control setpoint variation using stochastic optimization
Vehicle apparatus adjusts a vehicle powertrain of the vehicle in response to a speed setpoint. An optimizer selects a control policy to periodically generate...
US-8,930,115 Efficiency-based speed control with traffic-compatible speed offsets
Vehicle apparatus includes a speed control for adjusting a vehicle powertrain of the vehicle in response to a speed setpoint. A grade estimator determines a...
US-8,930,060 Post-impact path assist for vehicles
An environment monitor has a plurality of sensors for detecting predetermined safety risks associated with a plurality of potential destination regions around a...
US-8,928,869 Dynamic headlamp aim buy-off window
A method for aiming headlamps on a vehicle achieves a reduced variation in beam heights without making any changes to existing test equipment. A cutoff height...
US-8,928,336 Proximity switch having sensitivity control and method therefor
A vehicle proximity switch and method are provided having sensitivity control based on a user selected sensitivity input. The switch includes a proximity sensor...
US-8,927,170 Flow field plate for reduced pressure drop in coolant
The pressure drop associated with the coolant flow in the coolant transition regions of a typical high power density, solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell stack...
US-8,926,910 Hydrocarbon trap for reducing cold-start engine emissions
A hydrocarbon trap is provided for reducing cold-start hydrocarbon emissions. The trap contains an acidic absorption material for improving absorption of low...
US-8,926,292 Nozzle insert for boosting pump inlet pressure
A pump assembly includes a pump housing including an inner surface, a pump inlet and an excess flow passage, a filter assembly including a spout extending into...
US-8,925,991 Reinforced frame-to-body attachment
A reinforced frame structure for a vehicle is provided. The frame structure includes a frame portion having a first portion and a pair of wall portions...
US-8,925,705 Electromagnetic one-way coupling
A one-way coupling includes a cam plate including cams, a pocket plate including pockets, struts, each strut located in one of the pockets, and an electromagnet...
US-8,925,581 Hydraulic suction line
A pump suction line assembly includes a sump including a wall formed with a bore and a seat, a tube including an inlet, an outlet, a length connecting the...
US-8,925,531 Spark plug degradation detection
Methods and systems are provided for identifying and indicating degradation of an engine cylinder spark plug. In response to a cylinder misfire event during...
US-8,925,528 Engine balancing supercharger
An engine is provided. The engine includes a piston operable to reciprocate in a cylinder, a crankshaft rotatably coupled to the piston, and a supercharger...
US-8,925,527 Charge air cooler (CAC) corrosion reduction utilizing grille shutters
Methods and systems are provided for reducing corrosion of a charge air cooler and preventing engine misfire due to condensate formation. In response to a...
US-8,925,520 Intake system including vacuum aspirator
In some examples, reduced engine displacement reduces an engine's ability to provide brake booster vacuum. The present application relates to intake systems...
US-8,925,514 Method for improving warm-up of an engine
A method is disclosed for heating a liquid supplied to an engine of a motor vehicle by a pump when the temperature of the liquid is low, thereby reducing the...
US-8,925,510 Automotive air induction system
An air induction system for an engine of a vehicle, comprising of a conduit configured to convey intake air to the engine; and a fitting arranged at an inlet...
US-8,925,302 Method and system for operating an engine turbocharger
A system and method for operating an engine turbocharger is described. In one example, the turbocharger is rotated in different directions in response to...
US-D720,677 Vehicle wheel
US-D720,676 Vehicle wheel
US-D720,667 Vehicle front bumper lower grille
US-8,924,130 Non-intrusive exhaust gas sensor monitoring
A method for monitoring an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises indicating exhaust gas sensor...
US-8,924,124 Method and system for engine torque control
Methods and systems are provided for improving vehicle torque control accuracy. Data points of an engine torque data set are adjusted en masse by an on-board...
US-8,924,120 Regenerative brake control system and method
A regenerative brake control system for a vehicle includes a vehicle controller, a driveline torque distribution device interfacing with the vehicle controller,...
US-8,924,079 Systems and methods for scheduling driver interface tasks based on driver workload
A vehicle's dynamic handling state, driver inputs to the vehicle, etc. may be examined to determine one or more measures of driver workload. Driver interface...
US-8,924,076 Interactive vehicle glazing
A laminated vehicle glazing comprising: at least two glazing panes laminated together by at least one interlayer therebetween; at least one sensor which is...
US-8,924,071 Online vehicle maintenance
A system includes a vehicle controller having a processor and in communication with a communications device and vehicle display, the controller configured to...
US-8,924,070 Methods and systems for a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for learning torque estimate errors and updating torque estimation models are presented. In one example, torque errors are learned during an...
US-8,924,062 Methods and systems for driveline mode transitions
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a method for transitioning between regenerative braking and...
US-8,924,061 Methods and systems for launching a vehicle
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine is started and idled before engine torque is required...
US-8,924,056 System and method for balancing a storage battery for an automotive vehicle
A system and method is provided for balancing a storage battery for an automotive vehicle. The battery is of the type including a plurality of storage cells....
US-8,922,357 System and method for programming keys to vehicle to establish primary and secondary drivers
In at least one embodiment, a method for programming keys to a vehicle to establish primary keys and secondary keys to control vehicle functionality is...
US-8,922,340 Proximity switch based door latch release
A vehicle door latch assembly includes a first proximity sensor on a first side of a door handle and a second proximity sensor on a second side of the door...
US-8,920,984 System and method for purging water from a fuel cell stack
A system for delivering an input fuel stream to a fuel cell stack to generate electrical current and to discharge an unused fuel stream is provided. A supply...
US-8,920,280 Multi-speed transmission
A transmission gearing arrangement produces nine forward speed ratios and one reverse speed ratio by selective engagement of three shift elements in various...
US-8,920,218 Resistance spot weld electrode dresser
An electrode dresser is provided. The electrode dresser includes a face cutting segment having a top surface and a face rake surface. The top surface intersects...
US-8,919,866 Roof panel to side-pillar hydroformed reinforcement for vehicles
A side-support structure mounted over an upper side portion of a vehicle includes an upper horizontal portion attached to a portion of the roof of the vehicle....
US-8,919,853 Integrated step and grab-handle system for tailgates
A deployable step and handle system for a tailgate. The handle is used to secure the deployable step in the stowed position that eliminates the need for a...
US-8,919,520 Transmission with durability enhancement techniques
The present disclosure relates to durability enhancement techniques for a dry-clutch vehicle transmission. A cooling system that provides a direct convective...
US-8,919,329 PCV system having internal routing
A positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system is provided herein. The PCV system includes an engine assembly, the engine assembly including an engine block, a...
US-8,919,325 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for fuel systems including a gaseous fuel. Fuel rail over-pressure may be addressed by temporarily closing a fuel tank valve of...
US-8,919,312 Impact dampening tappet
A valve assembly is provided herein. The valve assembly may include a valve stem coupled to a coil spring and an impact dampening tappet partially enclosing the...
US-8,919,301 Cylinder block assembly
A cylinder block including a cylinder and two crankshaft supports at a bottom of the cylinder block is described. The cylinder block may be coupled to a...
US-8,919,119 Sliding vane geometry turbines
Various systems and methods are described for a variable geometry turbine. In one example, a turbine nozzle comprises a central axis and a nozzle vane. The...
US-8,919,097 Methods and systems for variable displacement engine control
Methods and systems are provided for selecting a group of cylinders for selective deactivation, in a variable displacement engine system, based at least on a...
US-8,918,994 Balancing a pendulum-absorber crankshaft
A method of balancing a crankshaft includes connecting a torsion-absorbing pendulum to a cheek of the crankshaft, which is coupled to a crankpin. As the...
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