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US-9,809,161 Illuminated cup holder
A vehicle cup holder includes a console substrate defining a cup well. A light source is positioned to emit light into the cup well. An insert is positioned...
US-9,809,160 Tailgate illumination system
An illumination system for a vehicle includes a truck bed defining a cargo space, a bumper positioned vehicle rearward of the truck bed, and a tailgate defining...
US-9,809,152 Smart light assembly and smart lighting system for a motor vehicle
A smart light assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. That smart light assembly includes an electronic sensing device dedicated to the smart light assembly,...
US-9,809,151 Adjustment device for aiming two oppositely pivoted lamp elements of a motor vehicle
An adjustment device is provided for aiming two oppositely pivoted lamp elements. That device includes a single aim adjuster screw, a first connection...
US-9,809,131 Anthropomorphic pivotable upper seatback support
A vehicle seating assembly a lower seat and a seatback structure extending upwardly relative the lower seat, the lower seat and the seatback structure defining...
US-9,809,105 Hybrid transaxle
A power-split hybrid transaxle uses a chain-only final drive. In addition to transferring power from the primary axis to the differential axis, the chain...
US-9,809,055 Wheel locking assembly and method
A wheel locking assembly is provided for securing a wheel to a wheel hub of a motor vehicle. That wheel locking assembly includes a locking cylinder and a wheel...
US-9,807,704 Key fob transmission compensation
A method for adjusting a power setting of a key fob includes receiving an input signal from a sensor by a processor. The processor determines, based at least in...
US-9,806,831 Method and apparatus for radio signal strength detection and reporting
A system includes a processor configured to determine signal strength of a broadcast radio signal received at a vehicle. The processor is also configured to...
US-9,806,381 Serpentine cooling element for battery assembly
A traction battery assembly includes a battery array with a plurality of stacked cells and a serpentine heat exchanger. The heat exchanger defines passageways...
US-9,806,320 Traction battery assembly
A traction battery assembly includes adjacent battery cells supported by a tray and a busbar electrically connecting the adjacent battery cells. The busbar...
US-9,805,602 Parking service
A vehicle system includes a communication interface and a processing device. The processing device determines a proximity of a host vehicle to a target...
US-9,805,599 Method and apparatus for vehicle message recall
A system includes a processor configured to receive a request for publication of a message to a vehicle. The processor is further configured to determine if the...
US-9,804,227 Electric machine fast transient condition detection
During a transient operating condition in an electric machine, a diagnostic routine associated with the electric machine may erroneously indicate a fault....
US-9,803,574 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for addressing pre-ignition that may be induced in response to actions taken to mitigate a cylinder misfire. An amount of...
US-9,802,604 Methods and systems for improving hybrid vehicle efficiency
A method for operating a driveline of a vehicle includes adjusting operation of an electric machine to provide a torque difference between a driver demand...
US-9,802,517 Aligning tower structure for locating a side shield on a base of a vehicle seat
A vehicle seat includes a seat base, a side shield coupled to the seat base and defining inward and outward surfaces and an attachment tower extending from a...
US-9,800,069 Linear current regulator for high voltage bus precharging
A linear current regulator is provided for precharging a high voltage bus, such as within a hybrid electric vehicle, in a quick, efficient, and optimal manner....
US-9,799,932 Battery thermal management system for electrified vehicle
A battery system includes a first battery module, a second battery module, a supply line, a return line, and a film heater. The supply and return lines are...
US-9,799,015 Automated vehicle loan payment reminders
A payment reminder may be received by a payment reminder application executed by a computing device. The payment reminder may request payment of a vehicle loan...
US-9,798,953 Template matching solution for locating trailer hitch point
A system for detecting a hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer is provided herein. An imaging device is configured to capture images of the trailer and a...
US-9,798,945 Method and apparatus for crowdsourced vehicle identification
A system includes a processor configured to obtain an image of a vehicle plate. The processor is also configured to determine identification characters present...
US-9,798,941 Driver visual sensor behavior study device
A sensor test system may include a controller coupled to at least one test device and a sensor, the controller configured to receive test instructions including...
US-9,797,280 Camshaft thrust bearing lubrication system
Methods and systems are provided for regulating oil flow to advance and retard chambers of a variable cam timing (VCT) system and to a thrust bearing of a...
US-9,796,291 Low charge acceptance mitigation using a traction battery
A controller may include input channels configured to receive charge acceptance values of an auxiliary battery and an SOC of a traction battery. The controller...
US-9,793,386 Multiple zone power semiconductor device
A power semiconductor device is comprised of a plurality of zones having similar structure. Each of the zones may be characterized by a switching loss during...
US-9,791,864 Systems and methods for driving risk index estimation
A vehicle implements driving risk estimation. The vehicle includes a processor and a program stored in memory. The vehicle calculates a first risk estimation...
US-9,791,013 Anti-tilt feature for torsion spring for default-to-park lever
In a default-to-park system for a transmission, a lever member has a cylindrical hub configured to rotate about a spindle. The lever member has a transverse...
US-9,789,868 Methods and systems for engine stopping
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine is stopped to a desired position via slipping a...
US-9,789,783 Hybrid/electric vehicle charge port door
A battery charge display system includes a display assembly attached to a cover of a charge port, and a controller. The display assembly having a first...
US-9,786,969 Magnetically controlled traction battery thermal plate
A vehicle traction battery assembly is provided. The vehicle traction battery assembly may include an array of battery cells, a thermal plate in thermal...
US-9,786,966 Cold plate assembly for electrified vehicle battery packs
An assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a cold plate including a cooling circuit, a first end cap...
US-9,786,928 Proton exchange membrane fuel cell with stepped channel bipolar plate
A fuel cell stack includes a membrane electrode assembly and a bipolar plate. The bipolar plate has a corrugated portion defined by an adjacent pair of proximal...
US-9,786,419 Grain boundary diffusion process for rare-earth magnets
In at least one embodiment, a single sintered magnet is provided having a concentration profile of heavy rare-earth (HRE) elements within a continuously...
US-9,786,102 System and method for wireless vehicle content determination
A fleet management system providing a manager with a tailored user interface based on the enabled features recognized in a vehicle. The fleet management system...
US-9,784,354 Method for controlling a limited slip differential
A vehicle includes a differential, a clutch configured to lock the differential, and a controller. The controller is programmed to, in response to a condition...
US-9,784,353 Torque converter having variable pitch stator and bypass clutch
A transmission includes a torque converter stator with controllable blade angle. A controller adjust the blades by commanding fluid pressures in hydraulic...
US-9,784,340 Multi-speed transmission
A family of transmission gearing arrangements provides between eight and ten forward speed ratios and a reverse speed ratio. Three planetary gear sets are...
US-9,784,235 Pilot fuel injection adaptation
Methods and systems for adapting pilot fuel injection pulse widths are disclosed. In one example, pilot fuel injection values are varied to determine...
US-9,784,229 Vehicle initiated remote engine start for battery charge maintenance and driver initiated remote engine start...
One method for remotely starting an engine of a vehicle includes notifying, from the vehicle, a remote user of the vehicle that a battery of the vehicle has a...
US-9,784,226 Vehicle fuel delivery system
A vehicle fuel delivery system, includes: a first line configured to deliver fuel from a fuel tank to an internal combustion engine (ICE); a second line...
US-9,784,199 Method and system for exhaust catalyst warming
Methods and systems are provided for leveraging engine skip-fire operation during an engine cold-start to expedite catalyst heating. Based on the heat flux...
US-9,784,189 Method and system for an engine variable charge motion system
Methods and systems are provided for introducing a charge motion to a cylinder via a bladder in an intake manifold runner. In one example, a system may include...
US-9,784,175 Internal combustion engine and coolant pump
An engine cylinder block forms a cooling jacket adjacent to a cylinder and that intersects a deck face adapted to mate with a cylinder head. The cooling jacket...
US-9,784,172 Liquid-cooled internal combustion engine with selector guide valve, and method for controlling the selector...
A selector guide valve in cooling system of an internal combustion engine is provided. The selector guide valve includes a first control drum independently...
US-9,784,169 Two-port integrated exhaust manifold for an internal combustion engine having three cylinders
Methods and systems are provided for a 2-port integrated exhaust manifold for an inline-3, inline-6, V-6, and/or V-12 engine. In one example, a system may...
US-9,784,141 Method and system of controlling a thermodynamic system in a vehicle
A vehicle has a vehicle system with a waste heat fluid. An expander, a condenser, a pump, and an evaporator are provided in sequential fluid communication in a...
US-9,784,127 Internal combustion engine with cooled turbine
An internal combustion engine has a cylinder head with at least one cylinder and a cooled turbine. Each cylinder has at least one outlet opening adjoined by an...
US-9,783,875 Cast iron material and motor vehicle part made of the cast iron material
The invention relates to a cast iron material with lamellar graphite formation. It further relates to a motor vehicle part made of the cast iron material. In...
US-9,783,245 Cross-member for pickup truck box
A pickup truck box assembly includes a pair of longitudinal frame rails, an extruded cross-member, and a truck bed. The cross-member has a uniform longitudinal...
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