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US-8,128,167 Seat cushion extension mechanism
A vehicle seat including a seat base. An extension member is operably connected to the seat base. A seat cover partially extends over the extension member and...
US-8,128,162 Armrest assembly for a seat
An armrest assembly for a vehicle seat 5 comprises an armrest portion 11a, 11b, 11c, a shingle head restraint portion 12 moveably attached to one end of the...
US-8,128,138 Anti-chucking striker
A vehicle including an anti-chucking striker overmold for minimizing chucking of a vehicle door having a latch therein. The anti-chucking striker overmold may...
US-8,127,745 Method and system for controlling fuel usage
Methods and systems are provided for improving fuel usage while addressing knock by adjusting the use of spark retard and direct injection of a knock control...
US-8,127,733 Air intake system for internal combustion engine
An air intake system for internal combustion engine includes an intake manifold having an inlet flange and a throttle body attached to inlet flange. The...
US-8,127,725 Engine with hydraulic variable valve timing
In one example, a method is described for an engine with a hydraulically actuated phaser for adjusting cam timing. The phaser is controlled by a hydraulic spool...
US-8,127,538 Liquid injector assembly with a flanged connector connection
A system for injecting from an injector into a duct of an engine system is provided. The system may include a first flange on a duct connection side, a second...
US-8,127,499 Relief lip for flocked tape belt seal
A belt seal structure for engaging a glass window of an automobile. Included is an inner belt seal and an outer belt seal, both the inner and outer belt seals...
US-8,127,401 Method and removable clip for holding a vehicle door open
A clip is attached to the hinge of a vehicle door to hold the door open during electro-coating and painting. The hinge is assembled with the clip to the vehicle...
US-8,126,632 Engine idle speed and turbocharger speed control
Various methods are described for controlling engine operation for an engine having a turbocharger and direct injection. One example method includes performing...
US-8,125,182 Automotive vehicle and method for charging/discharging a power storage unit therein
An automotive vehicle includes an electrical circuit capable of being electrically connected with an electrical grid, a propulsion electrical bus electrically...
US-8,125,180 Integrated side view mirror assembly and electrical port for an automotive vehicle
An electrical port is integrated within a side view mirror assembly of an automotive vehicle. The electrical port is electrically connected with a charging...
US-8,125,101 Digitally encoded vehicle lamp switch system with fault tolerance
A digitally encoded vehicle lamp switch system provided that supplies signals for controlling the lighting functions of a vehicle. The lamp switch system...
US-8,124,893 Multi-functional switch assembly
A multi-functional switch assembly for a vehicle interior is provided. In at least one embodiment, the switch assembly includes a switch base having a guide...
US-8,123,659 Method for preventing uncontrolled rollback
A method and a motor vehicle applying that method for preventing an uncontrolled rollback of a motor vehicle is suggested, said method comprising means for...
US-8,123,284 Vehicle body component and mating feature
A vehicle body component having a body portion and male and female dovetail portions. The male and female dovetail portions have substantially trapezoidal cross...
US-8,123,276 Deployable energy managing pelvic pusher for use in vehicle
A system for providing protection to a vehicle occupant during a side impact event is disclosed. The system includes an outer panel, which may be a vehicle door...
US-8,122,986 Powertrain and method for controlling a powertrain in a vehicle
A powertrain for a vehicle having an air intake includes an engine and an electric machine. The engine includes a manifold configured to receive intake air...
US-8,122,864 Intake manifold for multicylinder internal combustion engine
An intake manifold for a multicylinder internal combustion engine includes a number of inlet runners operatively connected with a mounting flange. A sealing...
US-8,121,802 System and method for determining an expected vehicle drive range
A vehicle may include one or more controllers configured to determine a remaining energy of the vehicle's battery, to determine a series of energy consumption...
US-8,121,758 System for determining torque and tire forces using integrated sensing system
A vehicle (10) includes a control system (18) that is used to control a vehicle system. The control system determines an axle torque, and longitudinal forces at...
US-8,120,478 Vehicle information display and method
An information display system for a hybrid electric vehicle configured to display one or more reasons an engine is on is provided. The information display...
US-8,120,223 Permanent magnet machine with offset pole spacing
An internal permanent magnet machine has multiple rotor sections, each section having multiple rotor laminations. Permanent magnets are placed asymmetrically in...
US-8,119,295 Metal oxygen battery containing oxygen storage materials
A battery system includes a metal oxygen battery. The metal oxygen battery includes a first electrode, an oxygen storage material, and a selective transport...
US-8,118,354 Collapsible under-seat exhaust duct for battery compartment
A collapsible exhaust air duct for an automotive vehicle having a reconfigurable seat and an electric compartment rearward of the seat that contains...
US-8,118,014 Fuel system for multi-fuel engine
An engine system and corresponding control method are described. As one example, the control method includes transferring one type of fuel from one fuel tank to...
US-8,118,009 On-board fuel vapor separation for multi-fuel vehicle
A fuel delivery system for a fuel burning engine of a vehicle and a method of operating the fuel delivery system is provided. As one example, the method...
US-8,118,008 Engine and exhaust heating
A method for controlling a vehicle engine having a plurality of cylinders is provided. The method comprises: during engine idling, advancing spark timing of at...
US-8,118,006 Fuel injector diagnostic for dual fuel engine
Various systems and methods are described for controlling fuel injection of a dual fuel engine which includes first and second fuel rails and first and second...
US-8,118,000 Multi-stroke internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine system and method of its operation are described. As one example, the method includes: repeatedly opening a first intake valve of...
US-8,117,906 Gas sensor shield without perforations
Various embodiments of a heated gas sensor with a porous metal shield without perforations are disclosed. In one example, the gas sensor is used in an intake...
US-8,117,904 System and method for evaluating an integrated coil on plug ignition system
In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for evaluating performance of an integrated coil on plug (CoP) assembly is provided. The apparatus comprises a...
US-8,116,972 System and method for determining a vehicle refueling strategy
A method for generating a fueling strategy that generally minimizes fueling costs for a specified route to be traveled by a vehicle during a multi-day time...
US-8,116,961 Controlling of a vehicle responsive to reductant conditions
Controlling a vehicle responsive to reductant conditions is provided. The method for controlling a vehicle having an engine with an exhaust, the exhaust having...
US-8,116,927 Dynamic traction control
A vehicle in which propulsion can be distributed between first and second axles includes: a first electric motor coupled to the first axle and a second electric...
US-8,116,926 Motor power control
A hybrid electric vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, a traction battery, and a hybrid electric powertrain including an electric motor powered by...
US-8,115,615 Status indicator and reminder system for vehicle temporary mobility kit
A status indicator and reminder system for use with a vehicle having a tire sealant-containing temporary mobility kit is provided. The system includes a signal...
US-8,115,613 Tire pressure monitoring system auto learn algorithm
A method of operating a tire pressure monitoring system on a vehicle comprising tracking number of burst transmissions sent by a sensor, building a pareto of...
US-8,115,582 Inductor topologies with substantial common-mode and differential-mode inductance
An inductor includes a core that has a window (164). The core includes a first core member and a second core member. A first winding is coupled to the first...
US-8,115,446 Automotive vehicle power system
An energy storage system for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of energy storage units electrically connected in series and a plurality of...
US-8,114,547 Fuel cell stack flow diversion
A fuel cell system has a compressor delivering compressed gas to a fuel cell stack and a control valve affecting the flow of compressed gas. A load dump...
US-8,114,239 Polycarbonate panel assembly for a vehicle
A vehicle glazing panel assembly has a polycarbonate panel supported by a vehicle body, and has a plurality of peripheral regions. A reinforcement member is...
US-8,113,989 Control of sequential downshifts in a transmission
A method for executing a downshift in a transmission includes starting disengagement of a second control element after starting disengagement of a first...
US-8,113,982 Eight speed planetary kinematic arrangement
A multiple speed power transmission comprising: four epicylic gearing assemblies each having first, second, and third rotating elements with specified...
US-8,113,750 Face hob hypoid gear tooth cutting by common blades
A method includes selecting a first gear ratio and a second gear ratio. A first hypoid gear set defines the first gear ratio and a second hypoid gear set...
US-8,113,555 Vehicle impact mitigation system
The present disclosure relates to a vehicle impact mitigation system. The impact mitigation system can be configured to mitigate front impact situations. A main...
US-8,113,180 Multi-component transient fuel compensation
A method adjusts fuel injection to account for fuel puddling in the engine intake. The fuel is adjusted based on the ethanol content of the fuel in the puddle,...
US-8,113,170 Method for idle speed control
A method is disclosed for controlling engine output in a vehicle having a hydraulic power steering system. The method may include, during an idle condition...
US-8,112,988 System and method for desulfating a NO.sub.x trap
A method is described for controlling an engine with a NO.sub.x trap. The method may include adjusting timing of subsequent desulfation based upon a delay...
US-8,112,986 Managing reductant slip in an internal combustion engine
A method for controlling operation of vehicle system including an internal combustion engine and a catalytic emission control device coupled in an exhaust of...
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