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US-9,725,062 Seat arrangement with side airbag
A seat arrangement for a vehicle includes a side airbag. The seat arrangement includes a support frame to which the side airbag is fixed in position and which...
US-9,723,274 System and method for adjusting an image capture setting
An imaging system and method of a trailer backup assist system is provided and includes a camera having an image sensor. The camera is mounted on the rear of a...
US-9,722,229 Electric vehicle battery attachment assembly and method
An example method of connecting an electric vehicle battery includes welding a landing of a terminal to a bus bar, and pressing a landing of the terminal and...
US-9,719,470 Inlet manifold with water-transporting straws
An inlet manifold includes a plenum having a plenum floor and a plenum cover positioned next to the plenum floor, and at least one straw supported on and...
US-9,719,461 Bulkhead insert for an internal combustion engine
An engine includes a cylinder block defining at least one main bearing bulkhead adjacent to a cylinder, and a crankshaft rotatably housed within the block by a...
US-9,719,436 Method for pre-ignition control in a pre-delivery phase
Various systems and methods are described for controlling spark plug fouling and pre-ignition in a newly manufactured vehicle. One method comprises, during a...
US-9,719,412 Method and system for binary flow turbine control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the opening of a scroll valve of a binary flow turbine. Scroll valve adjustments are used at different engine...
US-9,718,498 Vehicular body structure
A vehicle body includes a roof panel and a first bodyside panel. The roof panel includes first and second side regions. The first bodyside panel includes top...
US-9,718,465 Bicycle stability control methods and systems
Methods, devices and apparatuses pertaining to stability control of a bicycle. A method may involve a control system associated with a bicycle monitoring one or...
US-9,718,359 Braking display system and method
A vehicle information display may include a split braking gauge for conveying information relating to braking operation and efficiency to assist drivers in...
US-9,716,787 Method and apparatus for cellular dead zone handling
A system includes a processor configured to receive coordinate information identifying an upcoming cellular dead zone on a vehicle route. The processor is also...
US-9,714,620 Methods and systems for improving boost response
Methods and systems are provided for improving boost response in a turbocharged engine. In one example, a method may include in response to a tip-out following...
US-9,714,613 Throttle adjustment during deceleration fuel shut off
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a throttle during deceleration fuel shut off (DFSO). In one example, a method may comprise controlling a position...
US-9,713,998 Corrugated passenger airbag
An airbag system includes an airbag. The airbag includes a face portion configured such that when the airbag is inflated; the face portion forms a corrugated...
US-D792,822 Vehicle front wheel lip molding
US-9,709,482 Methods and systems for humidity determination via an oxygen sensor
Methods are provided for determining ambient humidity based on outputs from an intake air or exhaust gas sensor. In one example, an oxygen sensor may be...
US-9,709,333 Multipurpose rack for processing parts through multiple manufacturing processes
A rack for simultaneously processing a plurality of parts includes a frame, a plurality of defined locations on the frame for receiving and holding individual...
US-9,709,164 Transmission component failure detection and avoidance
A method of operating a transmission includes measuring an output torque, estimating a gearbox input torque using a model, and estimating gearbox component...
US-9,709,065 System and method for a turbocharger driven coolant pump
Methods and a system are provided for powering a coolant pump to drive a coolant flow through a charge air cooler using exhaust gas-driven rotations of a...
US-9,709,007 Methods and systems for vehicle ambient hydrocarbon level monitoring
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a vehicle operation based on an output of a hydrocarbon sensor located in a canister vent line coupling a fuel...
US-9,709,006 Systems and methods for depressurizing a fuel tank
Methods and systems are provided for depressurizing a fuel tank prior to refueling the fuel tank. One example method includes adjusting a latchable refueling...
US-9,708,999 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling exhaust emissions by adjusting an injection profile for different fuels injected into an engine cylinder from...
US-9,708,996 Method and system for sampling intake manifold pressure
An engine system and method for improving sampling of a port throttle pressure sensor. In one example, the port throttle pressure sensor is sampled a plurality...
US-9,708,993 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-9,708,990 System and methods for fuel vapor canister flow
Methods and systems are provided for regulating the flow of fuel vapor in an evaporative emissions system. In one example, a method may include re-routing fuel...
US-9,708,974 Low-pressure EGR control during compressor bypass valve operation
A turbocharged engine system including a low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system and an intake oxygen sensor is described, along with methods for...
US-9,708,972 Method and system for binary flow turbine control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the opening of a scroll valve of a binary flow turbine. Scroll valve adjustments are used at different engine...
US-9,708,959 Filtering method for intermittent ultrasonic level sensors
Methods are provided for determining an exhaust fluid level in an exhaust fluid storage tank based on a signal, and a quality of the signal from an exhaust...
US-9,708,956 Emission control system and reductant injector
An emission control system for an engine is described herein. The emission control system includes a reductant injector extending into an exhaust conduit...
US-9,708,000 Trajectory planner for a trailer backup assist system
In one embodiment of the disclosed subject matter, a trailer backup assist system includes a state estimator that determines a current position of a trailer...
US-9,707,975 Vehicle and method for advising driver of same
A method for advising a driver of a vehicle including a haptic driver interface may include determining a speed of the vehicle, determining a distance between...
US-9,707,974 Vehicle with identification system
A vehicle may include an identification system configured to acquire information from a token in a vicinity of the vehicle and to classify a driver of the...
US-9,707,963 Systems and methods for operating a vehicle with a manual shift transmission
Systems and methods for operating a vehicle that includes a manual transmission are presented. In one example, a clutch actuator that responds to a position of...
US-9,707,961 Tracking objects within a dynamic environment for improved localization
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for tracking objects within a dynamic environment for improved localization....
US-9,707,953 Methods and systems for improving hybrid vehicle gear shifting
Systems and methods for improving transmission shifting of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, output torque of an electric machine is adjusted in...
US-9,707,912 Human scanning for interior preferences setup
Systems and methods for human scanning for interior preference setup are disclosed. An example disclosed vehicle includes a target lamp on a side view mirror of...
US-9,707,905 Reinforcement for pickup truck floor pan
A reinforcement assembly is provided for a pickup truck bed. The reinforcement is assembled to a cross member that supports the pickup truck bed. The...
US-9,707,899 Console lid integrated dual pawl latching package
A vehicle center console assembly includes a console having a side wall dimensioned to receive a bin therein and a bin including a side wall having a top edge...
US-9,707,898 Extruded multi-layer molded running board
A vehicle running board includes opposing vertical walls extending along a length of a tubular structure and including a carbon-fiber component. Opposing...
US-9,707,887 Vehicle mirror assembly
A vehicle provides a seating assembly including a retaining member. A headliner is positioned above the seating assembly. A mirror assembly is positioned within...
US-9,707,884 Camouflaged vehicle having additional lighting equipment
A camouflaged vehicle includes a vehicle having lighting equipment and a plurality of windows, a camouflage positioned over an exterior of the vehicle and...
US-9,707,883 Rope tie down apparatus
A tie-down apparatus is disclosed for a pick-up truck bed that includes a cleat having a base portion adapted to be attached to the pick-up truck bed and a loop...
US-9,707,877 Independent thigh extension and support trim carrier
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base. A seatback is operably coupled to a rear of the seat base. First and second independently moveable thigh...
US-9,707,873 Flexible seatback system
A vehicle seat suspension system includes first and second side supports that define a seatback frame. A front trim piece is coupled between the first and...
US-9,707,870 Flexible seatback system
A vehicle seat suspension system includes first and second side supports defining a seatback structure. An upper component and a lower component are provided,...
US-9,707,857 System and method for adjusting battery pack state of charge limits
Systems and methods for operating a battery pack supplying power to propel a vehicle are disclosed. One example method comprises, adjusting a battery pack state...
US-9,707,855 Battery overcurrent diagnostic system
A diagnostic system for a vehicle includes a traction battery including a plurality of cells, and a controller configured to indicate an overcurrent condition...
US-9,707,852 Protective shield for an electric vehicle inductive charging pad
A vehicle includes a vehicle coil assembly configured to couple with a ground coil assembly in a presence of a magnetic field therebetween for wireless power...
US-9,707,838 Powertrain housing assembly
A powertrain housing assembly (200) for a vehicle powertrain has a powertrain housing (210) configured to house at least a portion of the vehicle powertrain...
US-9,707,836 Powertrain roll restrictor
A roll restrictor for restraining movement of a vehicle powertrain relative to a vehicle sub-frame. The roll restrictor has a bracket for coupling to the...
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