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US-9,484,562 Traction battery assembly
A traction battery assembly includes a base plate and a plurality of prismatic cells stacked in an array on the base plate. A spacer assembly surrounds and is...
US-9,483,927 Method and system for controlling a vehicle during an autonomous control mode
A method and control system for maintaining attentiveness of a driver of a vehicle during an autonomous control mode. A series of cognitively demanding tasks is...
US-9,483,882 Method and device for modifying the configuration of a driving assistance system of a motor vehicle
A method and apparatus for modifying the configuration of a driving assistance system of a motor vehicle includes, during operation in an autopilot mode,...
US-9,482,287 Pressure plate stress-relief grooves for a friction element assembly in a transmission of a motor vehicle and...
Stress-relief grooves are provided in a pressure plate of a friction element assembly in a motor vehicle comprising a transmission. The friction element...
US-9,482,191 System and methods for managing fuel tank temperature
A system for an engine, comprising: a fuel tank; a thermal regulator comprising a phase-change material, the thermal regulator coupled to the fuel tank; and an...
US-9,482,189 Methods and systems for an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a reference voltage for an intake manifold oxygen sensor based on ingestion of hydrocarbons from a fuel system...
US-9,482,176 System and method for compensating gaseous fuel injection
A system and method for operating an engine using gaseous fuel is described. In one example, engine operation is adjusted responsive to a temperature of air...
US-9,482,174 Controlling an internal combustion engine through modeling compensation of PCV fuel flow due to oil dilution
A method for controlling an internal combustion engine based on the amount of un-burned fuel dissolved in the engine oil, and returned into the manifold through...
US-9,482,172 Humidity sensor diagnostics
Embodiments for diagnosing a humidity sensor are provided. One example method comprises adjusting an engine operating parameter based on humidity of a first gas...
US-9,482,152 Multi-stroke variable displacement engine
A vehicle propulsion system and method of operation are presented. As one example, cylinder deactivation and transitioning from four to two strokes is...
US-9,482,148 Active exhaust pulse management
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a volume control valve attached to a branch of a split exhaust manifold in a boosted engine system. Volume...
US-9,482,036 Self-draining keyed cylinder integrated into door trim
A vehicle door includes an outer panel and an inner frame defining a cavity, wherein a portion of the outer panel defines a generally downward outer surface. A...
US-9,481,395 Collision deflector assembly
A vehicle frame is provided having a frame. The frame includes a main rail and a lateral rail. A bracket is operably coupled to the main rail. The vehicle frame...
US-9,481,360 Vehicle driveline damper oscillation control
A vehicle includes an electric machine, a torque converter and damper, and a controller. The controller is programmed to operate the electric machine to apply a...
US-9,481,352 Wheel torque disturbance suppression control for vehicle hold before/during engine startup
A vehicle-hold control method is used to hold an engine-powered vehicle from rolling backward on a road gradient during an engine start. The engine shuts down...
US-9,481,351 Hybrid vehicle and associated engine start and stop control method
A hybrid vehicle and method of control are disclosed wherein the vehicle is propelled solely by the motor in some operating modes and the internal combustion...
US-9,481,318 Seat belt buckle incorporating a display
A seat belt buckle for receiving a latch plate of a vehicle seat belt includes a housing having a slot for receiving the latch plate, a locking mechanism within...
US-9,481,316 Hidden storage box and multi-purpose utility table for light pickup trucks
A storage box system for a motor vehicle includes a folding storage box and a sliding rail assembly for translating the folding storage box between a hidden...
US-9,481,309 Vehicle seat item retention system
A vehicle seat retention system includes a vehicle seating assembly having a seat, which includes a seating surface and a seatback having seatback surface. A...
US-9,481,297 Illuminated steering assembly
A lighting system for a vehicle steering assembly is provided herein. The lighting system includes a steering wheel having a central hub and a rim connected to...
US-9,481,296 Illuminated chromatic emblem assembly with micro LEDS
An illuminated emblem assembly is provided that includes a power source, a backing member, and a light-producing assembly coupled to the power source and...
US-9,481,295 Emergency vehicle maneuver communications
Improved vehicle emergency lighting control may be implemented in a vehicle computer. Data may be collected related to a pursuit of a second vehicle. The...
US-9,481,277 Adjustable headrest
A headrest assembly includes a centrally disposed headrest bun having an upper portion and an adjustable lower portion. The adjustable lower portion is...
US-9,481,276 Operable armrest assembly for vehicle door and center console
A vehicle armrest assembly for a door and console includes a linear actuator extending vertically through at least a portion of an armrest substrate and having...
US-9,481,274 Vehicle armrest with structural fabric substrate
A vehicle armrest includes an inner armrest substrate having at least one buckling member extending to an outer armrest substrate. A gap is defined by the inner...
US-9,481,241 Cooling system for a vehicle solar panel
A vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes an engine, a vehicle body panel, a photovoltaic unit attached to the vehicle body panel, and a cooling arrangement....
US-9,481,220 Method for producing a transverse member
The disclosure relates to a method for producing a transverse member having a securable ball joint receiving member from a transverse member having an integral...
US-9,481,067 Method for making a brake disk
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a roller tool for roughening a friction ring of a brake disk, the roller tool including a roller body...
US-9,480,308 Buckle-tongue arrangement for four point seat belt system
A four-point seat belt system for restraining a vehicle occupant in a vehicle seat is disclosed. The system includes a four-point seat belt restraint system...
US-D770,337 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-9,479,924 Apparatus and method for detecting a personal communication device in a vehicle
An apparatus for detecting a personal communication device (PCD) in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes one or more near field communication (NFC)...
US-9,479,601 Method and apparatus for seamless application portability over multiple environments
A system includes a processor configured to receive data, gathered by a vehicle, for use by a mobile application. The processor is further configured to receive...
US-9,479,095 Adaptive E-drive operation for electrified vehicle
A system is configured to receive vehicle state input, and in response to the vehicle state input, select an operational mode for PWM switching of electronics...
US-9,478,809 Flexible composite solid polymer electrochemical membrane
A solid state battery includes a flexible polymer sheet, and an array of solid state pillars supported by and extending through the sheet. Each of the pillars...
US-9,478,788 Bus bar locating feature and method
A battery assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a terminal holder, a terminal at least partially...
US-9,478,779 Cell to cell terminal connections for a high voltage battery
A traction battery assembly is provided which may include first and second arrays spaced apart and each having a plurality of battery cells. The battery cells...
US-9,478,137 Detecting and communicating lane splitting maneuver
A vehicle system includes a lane detector programmed to output a boundary signal representing a location of a lane boundary relative to a host vehicle. A...
US-9,477,894 System and method for measuring object height for overhead clearance detection
An overhead clearance system for a vehicle is configured to receive signals from wireless transceivers attached to objects that are towed or carried by the...
US-9,477,332 System and method for enabling touchscreen by passenger in moving vehicle
A system and method for controlling the performance of complex operations on a dashboard-mounted touchscreen in a vehicle moving above a predetermined minimal...
US-9,477,236 Vehicle system and method for providing anticipatory line pressure for transmission engagements
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present discourse includes, among other things, controlling a vehicle by pressurizing a transmission pump in...
US-9,476,719 Route-based distance to empty calculation for a vehicle
A vehicle includes an electric machine configured to provide torque to vehicle wheels, a battery electrically coupled with and configured to provide electric...
US-9,476,557 Low profile highly efficient vehicular LED modules and headlamps
A vehicle headlamp module is provided that includes a lens having a plurality of near-field lens elements, a canted input surface, an exit surface and a cavity...
US-9,476,549 Flexible light shield and diffuser
A flexible shield/diffuser attachment for a portable light, the light comprising a light emitting end emitting light generally along an axis is shown. The...
US-9,476,485 Diamond-like carbon coating on chain guides and tensioning arms for internal combustion engines
A nylon chain tensioning arm and nylon chain guide having diamond-like carbon coatings are provided. The diamond-like carbon coating is formed on the substrate...
US-9,476,481 Drive chain
Exemplary arrangements for drive chains are disclosed. In one exemplary arrangement, a tooth shaped link member for a drive chain comprises a web portion, a...
US-9,476,452 Transmission thrust washer with circulation circuit
An automatic transmission includes: a torque converter; a stator in the torque converter; and a thrust washer adjacent the stator. The thrust washer includes a...
US-9,476,450 Engine bearing block assembly
A bearing block assembly in an engine is provided. The bearing block assembly includes at least one bearing block to rotatably support an oil lubricated shaft...
US-9,476,444 Anti-rotation and pull resistant fastener inserts
An insert according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a body extending along an axis between a proximal portion and...
US-9,476,387 System for determining EGR cooler degradation
Systems and methods for diagnosing an EGR system are presented. The method provides for indicating EGR system degradation in response to a temperature at an...
US-9,476,375 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods are provided for controlling an engine in response to a pre-ignition event. A pre-ignition threshold and a pre-ignition mitigating action are adjusted...
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