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US-8,959,712 Door arrester for vehicle doors of motor vehicles
A door arrester for vehicle doors of motor vehicles, comprising a retaining part for fastening to a door or door pillar and a housing. A door retaining bar...
US-D723,198 Vehicle taillight
US-D723,197 Vehicle headlight
US-D722,930 Vehicle fender
US-D722,928 Vehicle hood
US-D722,924 Vehicle front lower grille
US-D722,923 Vehicle front lower grille
US-8,958,974 Non-intrusive exhaust gas sensor monitoring
A method of monitoring an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust is provided. The method comprises indicating exhaust gas sensor degradation based on a...
US-8,958,969 Method and device for operating a motor vehicle with an internal combustion engine in a coasting operating mode
The invention relates to a method and a device for operating a motor vehicle with an internal combustion engine in a coasting operating mode in which the motor...
US-8,958,965 System and method for managing a powertrain in a vehicle
A vehicle includes a first disconnect disposed between a prime mover of the vehicle and a certain one of the vehicle drive wheels. The first disconnect is...
US-8,958,964 Method for increasing vacuum production for a vehicle
Methods and systems for providing vacuum to a vehicle are described. In one example, a method adjusts an application force of a transmission clutch in response...
US-8,958,936 System override for user selected electric-only operation of a hybrid vehicle
A vehicle, a control system for a vehicle having a user interface, and a method of controlling a vehicle are provided. In response to input selecting an...
US-8,958,933 Engine control system
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the operation of an electric coolant pump in a hybrid vehicle system. During vehicle compression braking...
US-8,957,807 Internal multi-axis G sensing used to align an automotive forward radar to the vehicle's thrust axis
A motor vehicle includes a vehicle floor, a tilt sensor attached to the vehicle floor and having an output, and a forward looking radar module attached to the...
US-8,957,786 Enhanced alignment method for park assist
A method of parking a running vehicle includes measuring a length of a parked vehicle that is proximate to a desired parking location, and estimating the width...
US-8,956,773 System and method for detecting a fuel cell anode gas composition
In at least one embodiment, a purge system for a fuel cell stack is provided. The system comprises a blower, a differential pressure sensor and a purge valve....
US-8,956,750 Power supply structure
A retaining structure for a power supply may include top and bottom rails connected by columns, which carry loads that would otherwise be applied to the power...
US-8,956,264 Control system and method for a vehicle transmission
A control system for a vehicle transmission includes a controller configured to output a first torque estimate defined in terms of one nonlinear function of a...
US-8,956,020 Auxiliary lamp mounting adapter assembly for automotive vehicles
An auxiliary lighting adapter housing for mounting one or more auxiliary lamps adjacent to a primary lamp mounted onto a lamp aperture provided within a portion...
US-8,955,910 Recliner swing-gate control spacer
A recliner heart spacer ring includes a body portion having a substantially consistent inner diameter. First and second inner cutouts are diametrically opposed...
US-8,955,498 Variable valve timing for EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting cylinder valve timings to enable a group of cylinders to operate and combust while another group of cylinders on...
US-8,955,485 Intake manifold
Various systems for reducing noise, vibration, and harshness in an intake manifold are provided. In one example, an intake manifold includes one or more...
US-8,955,473 Strategy for engine cold start emission reduction
A method for operating an engine having a cylinder head, comprising: following light-off of an exhaust catalyst from a cold-start condition, circulating liquid...
US-8,955,314 Thermoelectric device for oil temperature control
The present disclosure describes systems and methods to increase the speed of engine warm up by heating oil with a thermoelectric device and also to generate...
US-8,955,309 Method for adapting an exothermic reaction in the exhaust system of a motor vehicle
A method for adapting a thermal model of a catalyst is provided. The method comprises adjusting an amount of exhaust gas reductant upstream of the catalyst...
US-D722,711 Vehicle taillight
US-8,954,218 Method and apparatus for streamlined remote telematics authorization
A vehicle system providing a temporary validation authorization request for one or more processors configured to transmit a signal from the vehicle system to a...
US-8,954,215 Driveline lash control method during driver tip-in/out
A hybrid electric vehicle has a traction motor, a driveline connected to a vehicle wheel, and a controller. The controller is configured to control motor torque...
US-8,951,613 Method of coating a workpiece incorporating a color contributing primer layer
A method of coating a workpiece. The method includes applying a primer layer having a color pigment to the workpiece, applying a basecoat layer to the primer...
US-8,950,814 Compliant headrest system
A backrest for a vehicle includes a head restraint which can be adjusted to a higher position. The head restraint includes a head part and a support, which is...
US-8,950,800 Deployable lower leg stiffener for pedestrian protection
A deployable pedestrian protection lower leg stiffen apparatus includes a left and a right linear actuator mountable adjacent to respective left and right...
US-8,950,796 Seating arrangement for a passenger vehicle
A seating assembly for a vehicle includes a central longitudinal axis extending through the vehicle. A front seat is configured for use by a driver and defines...
US-8,950,615 Vehicle fueling apparatus
A capless nozzle for a vehicle fuel filler canal, includes a conical portion; and a non-conical portion having a stop formed therein configured to limit travel...
US-8,950,536 Modular battery assembly support and seals
A battery assembly, or module, for a vehicle having a battery compartment that defines an opening in the floor. The battery module is disposed partially within...
US-8,950,384 Method for operating an internal combustion engine with charge-air cooler
An example method for operating an internal combustion engine having at least one cylinder, at least one intake line for supplying charge air to the at least...
US-8,950,366 Method for reducing valve recession in gaseous fuel engines
A method for operating a condensed natural gas engine, comprising injecting a mass of additive into the engine, the mass of additive a function of a...
US-8,949,095 Grid architecture for powertrain packaging
A method to improve design efficiency by reducing power plant complexity and engineering costs by minimizing power plant changes when installing into new...
US-8,949,028 Multi-modal route planning
A route start point and a route end point are specified. Data is retrieved relating to a vehicle type for possible use on the route, and including at least one...
US-8,949,002 System and method for injecting fuel
Methods and systems for adjusting fuel injection of an internal combustion engine are disclosed. In one example, a change in fuel pressure is scheduled when a...
US-8,948,969 Suspension control for pulse/glide green cruise control
A method is described comprising modulating vehicle speed about a target speed by operating a vehicle with an engine at high output and then operating the...
US-8,947,221 Method and apparatus for tracking device connection and state change
A system includes a processor configured to determine if a vehicle computing system (VCS) has been placed in a monitoring mode. The processor is also configured...
US-8,947,050 Charging of vehicle battery based on indicators of impedance and health
A method for charging a battery may include determining a degradation condition of the battery based on impedance parameters of the battery, altering a default...
US-8,947,039 Solar charged hybrid power system
A solar powered hybrid power system including a solar charge collector; a charge storage system comprising at least a first charge storage device adapted to...
US-8,945,790 Microporous layer structures and gas diffusion layer assemblies in proton exchange membrane fuel cells
In at least one embodiment, a microporous layer configured to be disposed between a catalyst layer and a gas diffusion layer of a fuel cell electrode assembly...
US-8,945,036 System and method for delivery of regional citrate anticoagulation to extracorporeal blood circuits
The present invention includes a comprehensive replacement fluid system and method for the delivery of regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) to extracorporeal...
US-8,944,528 Method and system for brake control
Methods and systems are provided to reduce a hard brake pedal feel. A brake control variable is adjusted in anticipation of a hard pedal condition to increase...
US-8,944,460 Air bag chute topper system
An automobile air bag module is provided that includes a housing chute at least partially surrounding an air bag, wherein the housing chute comprises a front...
US-8,944,026 Multi-cylinder internal combustion engine and method for operating a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine
A method for partial cylinder cutoff is provided. The method comprises operating a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine with applied ignition, in which an...
US-8,944,018 Cooling strategy for engine head with integrated exhaust manifold
A cooling apparatus for an integrated exhaust manifold includes: a first cooling jacket configured to surround a portion of an exhaust manifold; and a second...
US-8,943,798 Methods and systems for ammonia slip detection
Various systems and methods are described for detecting ammonia slip. In one example method, an amount of exhaust gas recirculation is reduced when output from...
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