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US-9,527,489 Failure tolerant vehicle speed
An autonomous vehicle control sub-system includes first and second brake control modules that are communicatively and electrically connected to one another and...
US-9,527,487 Failure tolerant vehicle speed
An autonomous vehicle control sub-system includes first and second brake control modules that are communicatively and electrically connected to one another and...
US-9,527,453 Trim assembly having storage compartment with trap door
A trim assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. The trim assembly includes a trim panel, a storage compartment in the trim panel and a trap door. The trap door...
US-9,527,451 Retractable cargo cover with integral storage compartment
A cargo cover apparatus includes a housing, a cover retracting mechanism held in the housing and a cargo cover. The cargo cover incorporates an integral storage...
US-9,527,438 Photoluminescent blind spot warning indicator
A vehicle indicator apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a photoluminescent portion disposed on a forward vehicle pillar and a light source located...
US-9,527,421 Electro-active polymer actuators for vehicle seating applications
A vehicle seat comprising a seat base and seat back each including a spring structure, planar electro-active polymer actuators, each having a first state and...
US-9,527,419 Vehicle seating assembly with manual cushion tilt
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base. A thigh support is pivotally coupled to and extends forward from the seat base. The thigh support is...
US-9,527,418 Semi rigid push/pull vented envelope system
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat back and a seat base. A shell is disposed in the seat base and includes a left leg support and a right leg support. A...
US-9,527,417 Air-suspended seat surfaces for folding vehicle seats
A vehicle seat includes a cushion having a coverstock defining a seat surface with a flexible central region and a flexible edge region. The vehicle seat...
US-9,527,414 Power articulating headrest assembly
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback. A head restraint is operably coupled with the seatback by first and second support posts. The head restraint is...
US-9,527,408 Deployable thigh support in a vehicle seat
First and second pads are configured to be arranged at a front of a vehicle seat. First and second passive movement devices are provided to be respectively...
US-9,527,400 Smart energy management to improve electrified vehicle battery life
A battery charging system includes a charger that is configured to charge and discharge a battery. The battery system further includes a controller programmed...
US-9,527,370 Damping and stiffening of a vehicle body panel
A damping and stiffening assembly for a body panel. The assembly includes a first damping patch and a second damping patch that are attached to the body panel....
US-9,527,364 System and method for estimating damper temperature
Systems and methods for controlling a damper force based on temperature are disclosed. Signals associated with a damping force value of one or more dampers are...
US-9,527,125 Draw die set with rolling elements on punch and draw die cavity
A draw die set defines a die cavity. A die entry area is provided at the location where a blank is drawn into the die cavity. A plurality of rolling elements...
US-D775,388 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D775,387 Combination turn signal, parking lamp and fog lamp for a vehicle
US-D775,382 Vehicle roof marker lamp
US-D775,026 Vehicle front air dam
US-D775,025 Vehicle front air dam
US-D775,002 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D775,001 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D775,000 Vehicle front upper grille
US-9,524,514 Method and system for selecting driver preferences
A vehicle computing system enables one or more processors to control a plurality of vehicle features. The vehicle computing system may control a plurality of...
US-9,524,156 Flexible feature deployment strategy
A vehicle may gather vehicle build configuration information, and provide a vehicle identifier and the vehicle information to a server. The server may determine...
US-9,523,728 Electromagnetic stripline transmission line structure
A transmission line structure includes a first transition element, a second transition element, and an active element. The first transition element has a radio...
US-9,523,341 Methods and system for improving hybrid transmission gear shifting
Systems and methods for improving transmission gear shifting of a hybrid vehicle are presented. The systems and methods may allow transmission input shaft...
US-9,523,328 System, method and tooling for flexible assembly of cylinder-head valve trains
An assembly method is provided by orienting a cylinder-head at a first orientation. A first plurality of spring caps and a first plurality of retainer keys are...
US-9,523,326 Method for direct injection of supercritical fuels
Methods are provided for improving delivery of supercritical fuels via a direct injector. An injector control parameter is adjusted based on one of a fuel pump...
US-9,523,320 Viscosity detection using sump
Various methods for inferring oil viscosity and/or oil viscosity index in an internal combustion engine are provided. In one aspect, a new control method...
US-9,523,317 Feedforward compensation for fuel system vacuum relief
Methods and systems are provided for relieving excess fuel tank vacuum in a vehicle. In one example, responsive to a fuel tank vacuum above a threshold or a...
US-9,523,303 System and method for regenerating a particulate filter
Methods and systems are provided for determining soot stored in a particulate filter and regenerating the particulate filter. In one example, a method provides...
US-9,523,298 Crankcase breech detection for boosted engines
Methods for indicating whether a crankcase of an engine is breeched are provided. One example method comprises restricting a communication of the crankcase with...
US-9,523,293 Internal combustion engine and method for operating an internal combustion engine
An intake system for an internal combustion engine is provided. The intake system may include an intake manifold fluidly connected to a cylinder, an intake...
US-9,522,699 Trailer backup assist system with adaptive steering angle limits
A trailer backup assist system includes a sensor that measures a hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer. A steering system controls a steering angle of the...
US-9,522,681 System and method for restricting audio transmission based on driver status
In at least one embodiment, a method and a apparatus for restricting audio transmission in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus comprises a control module. The...
US-9,522,677 Mitigation of input device failure and mode management
A trailer backup assist system includes a sensor that senses a hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer. The trailer backup assist system also includes a...
US-9,522,645 Active bolster with T-shaped hot weld joining bladder with trim panel
An active bolster mounts at an interior trim surface of an automotive vehicle to act as a cushion in an impact event. The bolster has a plastic-molded,...
US-9,522,628 Headlight assembly with static bending lights
A headlight assembly including an upper static bending light and a lower static bending light. The upper and lower static bending lights are provided on an...
US-9,522,622 Motor vehicle footpad assembly
A vehicle footrest assembly includes a bracket attached to a vehicle body structure and a foam footpad attached to the bracket. At least one fastener attaches a...
US-9,522,604 Inductive wireless power transfer system having a coupler assembly comprising moveable permeable panels
A vehicle includes an inductive charge coupling arrangement that can be electrically connected with a traction battery. The arrangement includes a charge coil...
US-9,522,597 Methods and system for providing vehicle performance feedback
Systems and methods for supplying feedback to a driver of a vehicle so that transmission shifting busyness may be reduced are presented. In one example, the...
US-9,522,586 Enhanced road characterization for adaptive mode drive
A vehicle selectively operates in a plurality of operational modes. The operational modes carry with them different commands for operating a controlled...
US-9,522,582 Systems and methods for setting front axle load restoration
A system for setting front axle load restoration for a load distributing trailer hitch that is used to hitch a trailer to a motor vehicle may include at least...
US-9,522,569 Articles, including wheels, having plasma vapor deposited (PVD) coating
An article is disclosed that includes a metallic layer overlaying a substrate surface; a plasma vapor deposited (PVD) oxide layer overlaying the metallic layer;...
US-9,522,419 Method and apparatus for making a part by first forming an intermediate part that has donor pockets in...
A method of forming a part that has areas of high strain and predicted areas of low strain from a blank and method of designing a die for forming such a part....
US-9,521,525 Method and apparatus for detecting a left-behind phone
A system includes a vehicle computing processor. The processor is configured to, through wireless communication with a phone, and after determining that a...
US-9,520,875 Pliable proximity switch assembly and activation method
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
US-9,520,730 Method and system for charging high voltage battery packs
A method and system for charging high voltage battery packs includes connecting a charger to a power source, connecting the charger to a battery pack,...
US-9,519,670 Method and apparatus for road risk indices generation
A system includes a processor configured to gather historical risk-affecting data with respect to a current road. The processor is also configured to gather...
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