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US-9,546,583 Octane separation system and operating method
An engine method, comprising delivering high octane fuel to a high octane fuel tank and delivering low octane fuel to a low octane fuel tank and injecting...
US-9,545,958 Offset shear plate
A reinforcement plate is assembled inside a D-pillar of a pick-up truck to prevent twisting or matchbox deflection of the D-pillar when an accessory, such as a...
US-9,545,946 Steering systems and methods for supporting the straight running of a vehicle
A steering system is provided to support a straight running of a vehicle. The steering system included an active steering assistance system, a support torque...
US-9,545,915 Electric vehicle and method of battery set-point control
A method includes utilizing navigation data from a navigation system to segment a route to be travelled by a travelling vehicle into segments each having a road...
US-9,545,908 Clutch stroke adaptation on engine shutdown
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, controlling a transmission system of a vehicle by positioning...
US-9,545,877 Steering wheel bezel with integrated horn switch function
A steering wheel assembly for a motor vehicle includes a steering wheel having a rim, a hub, and spokes connecting the rim and hub. An airbag module is disposed...
US-9,545,873 Pickup truck box reinforcement for fifth wheel pedestal
A reinforcement panel for the floor of a pick-up truck bed. The reinforcement panel is assembled between the floor of the pick-up truck and a fifth wheel cross...
US-9,545,849 Vehicle system and method for adapting lift pedal regeneration
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, controlling an electrified vehicle by increasing lift pedal...
US-9,545,843 Hybrid electric vehicle control for minimizing high voltage battery power limits violations
A control system and method for controlling a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain with mechanical and electro-mechanical power sources that use an intelligent...
US-9,545,839 Hybrid electric vehicle powertrain with enhanced reverse drive performance
A method for controlling a hybrid electrical vehicle powertrain having an engine that is a source of power during forward drive and an electric motor that is a...
US-9,545,657 Method of hydroforming an extruded aluminum tube with a flat nose corner radius
A method of hydroforming a vehicle rail from an extruded aluminum tube includes the steps of positioning the extruded aluminum tube into a hydroforming die and...
US-D776,866 Vehicle fog lamp bezel
US-D776,865 Vehicle fog lamp bezel
US-D776,864 Vehicle daytime running lamp bezel
US-D776,863 Vehicle daytime running lamp bezel
US-D776,847 Vehicle daytime running lamp
US-D776,596 Vehicle wheel
US-9,544,742 Determining vehicle occupant location
A method includes receiving, in a vehicle computer, a message from a first user device including data concerning movement of the first user portable device. The...
US-9,544,412 Voice profile-based in-vehicle infotainment identity identification
A computing platform of a vehicle may communicate with a plurality of mobile devices. The computing platform may identify a voice profile as matching voice...
US-9,543,557 Traction battery assembly
A traction battery assembly for a vehicle includes an array of cells stacked on a tray. The array of cells defines opposing longitudinal sides and opposing...
US-9,543,556 Battery assembly
A battery stack is provided having lower and upper battery tiers each formed of at least two battery cell arrays. A pair of brackets are provided for connecting...
US-9,543,069 Temperature regulation of an inductor assembly
A vehicle is provided with a transmission having an inductor assembly. The inductor assembly is mounted within the transmission such that it is directly cooled...
US-9,542,781 Vehicle system communicating with a wearable device to provide haptic feedback for driver notifications
A system includes a user interface and a controller in communication with a transceiver and the user interface. The controller is configured to receive a...
US-9,541,469 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-9,541,237 System and method for generating vacuum for a vehicle
Systems and methods for improving generation of vacuum for a vehicle are disclosed. In one example, an air conditioning compressor bypass valve is selectively...
US-9,541,226 Anti-rotation worm gear clamp
An assembly for clamping a tube includes a fitting including a land, a bolt housing, legs, and a tooth on each leg, a band surrounding an axis, contacting the...
US-9,541,158 Stamped steel pendulum and pendulum carrier for crankshaft
A pendulum assembly comprises a cold forged steel pendulum or cold formed steel pendulum attached to a cold forged steel carrier or cold formed steel carrier....
US-9,541,099 Self replenishing accumulator
An accumulator includes a cylinder for containing a working fluid and a first volume of pressurized gas, the gas and fluid being separated by a displaceable...
US-9,541,052 Misfire detection using ion current integration and RPM adaptation
An ignition system controlled by a powertrain controller via a dwell line carrying a dwell signal has a state machine to monitor a dwell period between...
US-9,541,044 Intake manifold secondary gas distribution via structural posts
An intake manifold for an internal combustion engine comprises upper and lower shell members with outer flanges. The shell members define a manifold cavity...
US-9,541,041 Injection valve
An injection valve for injecting fuel into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine comprises a valve seat, a valve element, at least one injection...
US-9,541,024 Fuel level indication noise monitor
Methods and systems are provided for monitoring fuel level indicator noise in a sealed fuel tank system. In one example, the method includes comparing the...
US-9,541,017 Throttle bypass turbine with exhaust gas recirculation
Various systems and methods are provided for controlling the temperature of outlet gasses from a throttle bypass turbine. In one embodiment, a method of...
US-9,541,014 Method for pre-ignition control
Various systems and methods are described for controlling pre-ignition in a boosted engine in a newly manufactured vehicle. One method comprises, during a...
US-9,540,997 Engine cover integrated captive fastener
An engine cover assembly having an integrally attached captive fastener or part-in-assembly fastener for attachment to an engine is disclosed. The engine cover...
US-9,540,989 Methods and systems for boost control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting operation of an electric motor coupled to a compressor at high altitude engine operation. In one example, the...
US-9,540,985 Arrangement for exhaust-gas aftertreatment system for an internal combustion engine and method for operating...
A method for operating an exhaust-gas aftertreatment system arrangement is provided. The method includes in a first operating state, flowing a substantial...
US-9,540,852 Door handle system for an automotive vehicle
A door handle system for an automotive vehicle door includes a door handle and a body panel. The body panel is moveable between a flush position and a recessed...
US-9,540,043 Trailer backup assist system with active trailer braking for curvature control
A trailer backup assist system for a vehicle, according to one embodiment, includes a trailer coupled with the vehicle. The trailer of the trailer backup assist...
US-9,539,999 Vehicle operator monitoring and operations adjustments
A vehicle computer is configured to perform one or more operations of the vehicle without occupant input. Data is stored relating to a baseline occupant state....
US-9,539,996 Energy management control of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
A drive-home button is provided in the dashboard of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). The driver presses this button when heading home or to other...
US-9,539,994 Method for operating an electromechanical vehicle braking
A method for operating an electromechanical vehicle brake system is provided. The method comprises determining that an activation condition has been met,...
US-9,539,993 By-wire fallback braking mode for brake-by-wire systems in vehicles
A vehicle includes a brake-by-wire system that delivers a certain amount of brake fluid pressure to wheel brakes depending upon the position of a brake pedal. A...
US-9,539,992 Method for operating an electromechanical vehicle brake system
A method is provided for operating an electromechanical vehicle brake system having an ESP module and at least two brake circuits, each brake circuit comprising...
US-9,539,947 Running board bracket
A running board assembly for a vehicle including a running board and a plurality of brackets for connecting the running board to a rocker. The brackets include...
US-9,539,942 Cup holder illumination
A method of controlling an ambient light feature of a cup holder assembly having one or more cup holders includes providing a light source having a light output...
US-9,539,941 Photoluminescent cupholder illumination
An apparatus for illuminating a vehicle cupholder is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a cavity formed by a console. The cavity is configured to receive a...
US-9,539,940 Illuminated indicator
A gear shifter indicator assembly for a vehicle is provided herein. The gear shifter indicator assembly includes a member having a plurality of indicia thereon....
US-9,539,939 Photoluminescent logo for vehicle trim and fabric
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises at least on fabric portion comprising a first photoluminescent...
US-9,539,937 Vehicle step lamp
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprise a light source disposed on a step portion. A first coating layer is...
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