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US-9,539,912 Battery capacity estimation using state of charge initialization-on-the-fly concept
Hybrid-electric and pure electric vehicles include a traction battery comprised of many cells. Controlling a battery system may require that a battery state of...
US-9,539,904 Energy consumption rate in distance domain
A method of controlling a battery electric vehicle includes displaying an energy consumption parameter to a vehicle operator. The energy consumption parameter...
US-9,538,874 Photoluminescent cupholder illumination
According to one aspect of the present invention, an illuminated cupholder assembly is disclosed. The assembly comprises an upper portion comprising a lower...
US-D776,029 Vehicle instrument panel
US-9,538,691 Power inverter for a vehicle
A power inverter includes a plurality of power modules stacked in an array. A plurality of coolant chambers are interleaved with the modules. Each of the...
US-9,538,339 Method and system of outputting in a vehicle data streamed by mobile applications
A system for outputting visual data from a mobile device application on a mobile computing device to a vehicle display, the system comprising a wireless...
US-9,537,190 Battery cell separators
A battery cell separator includes a body having front and rear sides for being stacked against respective battery cells. The body has a cross-section between...
US-9,537,129 Batteries prepared by spinning
Methods of forming a lithium-ion battery on a vehicle component by spinning and vehicle components with a batteries formed thereon are disclosed. The spinning...
US-9,537,127 Low profile battery assembly for electrified vehicles
A battery assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a plurality of battery cells and a support structure...
US-9,537,124 Variable insulating battery pack system and method
A variable insulating battery pack system includes a battery pack enclosure sized and configured to contain the battery pack, an enclosure space in the battery...
US-9,536,416 Reminder apparatus and method for items left in a vehicle
A vehicle has an interior antenna for detecting transmissions from a keyless entry device (KED) and/or a radio frequency device (RFD) associated with a portable...
US-9,536,414 Vehicle with tactile information delivery system
A device for delivering stimuli to a user of a vehicle includes a data generating device that generates signals regarding information regarding a vehicle or...
US-9,536,156 Arrangement and method for recognizing road signs
Various embodiment include a system and a method for recognizing road signs. An image of a road sign may be captured by least one image sensor. A vehicle...
US-9,536,040 Methods for designing an exhaust assembly for a vehicle
A method of designing an exhaust assembly that includes the steps: developing an initial exhaust assembly design; evaluating the initial design based on a...
US-9,534,984 Spark plug fouling detection for ignition system
Methods and systems are provided for inferring spark plug fouling due to accumulation of fuel additives thereon. In one example, an engine controller may infer...
US-9,534,759 Lamp adjuster to control margins
A vehicle lamp assembly includes a body having a reflector, a lens, and a bulb. The assembly further includes a bezel, at least one adjuster arm attached to the...
US-9,534,605 System and method to provide lubrication for a plug-in hybrid
In hybrid electric vehicles having increased battery storage capacity and plug-in capability, electric-only operation of significant duration is available. To...
US-9,534,567 Dedicated EGR cylinder post combustion injection
Systems and methods for increasing an amount of fuel injected into a dedicated exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cylinder in an engine are disclosed. In one...
US-9,534,556 Method and device for operating an internal combustion engine
The disclosure relates to a method for operating an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders, the method comprising, during one working cycle,...
US-9,534,553 Method and system for engine unburned hydrocarbon control
Methods and systems are provided for detecting hydrocarbon ingestion into an engine based on the simultaneous monitoring of cylinder imbalance and an elevated...
US-9,534,542 Systems and methods for EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for varying a location and rate of EGR delivered to an engine from a dedicated EGR cylinder. The dedicated EGR cylinder is...
US-9,534,530 Dedicated-EGR cylinder with variable charge motion
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting charge motion control devices coupled to a series of cylinders organized into cylinder groups, one of the...
US-9,534,524 Dual rate diesel particulate filter leak monitor
Methods and systems are provided for detecting leaks in a diesel particulate filter (DPF). In one example, a faster leak detection routine may be performed...
US-9,534,517 Systems and methods for a modified cylinder firing interval in a dedicated EGR engine
Methods and systems are provided for operating exhaust valves of an engine to create more even exhaust pulses to a turbine. More specifically, the engine may...
US-9,534,512 Actuator for lobe switching camshaft system
Systems and methods for actuating lobe switching in a camshaft system in an engine are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises deploying a first...
US-9,534,142 Method for forming a boundary layer between two layers via catalyzed reaction of components from both layers
A wet on wet coating application method. The method includes contacting a polyol-containing layer including a polyol in an amount of 10 to 70 percent by weight...
US-9,533,872 Method and apparatus for fuel filling monitoring
A system includes a processor and an external fuel indicator. The processor is configured to instruct powering of a digital display in response to detection...
US-9,533,720 Sports hoop for a motor vehicle
A sports hoop is provided for a motor vehicle. The sports hoop includes a one-piece internal frame, an outer cover received over an outer surface of the...
US-9,533,710 Twelve-cornered strengthening member
A method for optimizing a twelve-cornered strengthening member comprises: modeling a vehicle assembly including a strengthening member having a twelve-cornered...
US-9,533,683 Sensor failure mitigation system 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-9,533,677 Method of transitioning among shift schedules
A hybrid electric vehicle having a discrete ratio transmission shifts according to distinct shift schedules in various operating modes. For example, different...
US-9,533,674 Battery state of charge engine shut-off threshold based on predicted operation
A vehicle includes an engine; a fraction battery; and a controller or a battery control system having a controller. The controller is programed to respond to a...
US-9,533,673 Methods and system for improving hybrid driveline operation
Systems and methods for improving transmission gear shifting of a hybrid vehicle are presented. The systems and methods prepare the hybrid vehicle for...
US-9,533,649 Seamless passenger airbag system
An airbag assembly includes a housing having a chute defining an opening. A panel is joined with the chute at a first end and extends over the opening to a...
US-9,533,625 Bike rack attachment for vehicle
A mechanism for attaching a bike rack to a vehicle including a support member located behind an exterior wall of the vehicle. An attachment assembly, including...
US-9,533,622 Versatile instrument panel storage
A vehicle dash panel storage compartment includes a storage compartment including at least a top, a bottom, and sides defining a storage slot, and a pivoting...
US-9,533,613 Photoluminescent fuel filler door
A vehicle illumination apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an access panel configured to conceal an access region of a fueling receptacle. A light...
US-9,533,598 Method for battery state of charge estimation
A battery management system includes at least one controller programmed to, in response to a battery current becoming approximately zero, output an open-circuit...
US-9,533,597 Parameter identification offloading using cloud computing resources
A vehicle may include battery cells of a battery and at least one controller configured to control the vehicle based on a state observation associated with the...
US-9,533,596 Electric vehicle rule-maker
A vehicle has a display interface and at least one processor that prompts a user via the display interface to construct a rule specifying circumstances in which...
US-9,533,343 Aluminum porthole extruded tubing with locating feature
An extruded aluminum alloy tube for hydroforming into an automotive body component includes a wall defining a closed perimeter. The wall includes weld seams...
US-D775,761 Vehicle fog lamp bezel
US-D775,750 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D775,748 Vehicle front bumper cover lamp
US-D775,747 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D775,561 Vehicle rear bumper
US-D775,551 Vehicle exterior
US-9,532,448 Power electronics modules
A power electronics module including an insulated patterned metal substrate, a semiconductor bonded to the substrate, and an agglomeration of solid metal...
US-9,531,855 System and method of arbitrating audio source streamed by mobile applications
A system for attenuating vehicle audio for mobile application audible statements, the system comprising a vehicle computing system having one or more processors...
US-9,531,750 Spoofing detection
A method for preventing spoofing in an automotive network, the method comprising storing at least one address of a first vehicle electronic control unit and...
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