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US-9,499,118 Airbag for oblique vehicle impacts
An airbag system for a vehicle includes an inflator and an airbag defining an inflation chamber in communication with the inflator. The airbag includes a first...
US-9,499,113 Luminescent grille bar assembly
A grille assembly of a vehicle is provided herein and includes at least one grille bar. A first photoluminescent structure is provided at a first location of...
US-9,499,096 Photoluminescent vehicle reading lamp
A vehicle reading lamp is provided. The vehicle reading lamp includes an outer lens and a first surface and a second surface positioned behind the outer lens. A...
US-9,499,094 Retractable running board with long-persistence phosphor lighting
A running board of a vehicle is provided herein. The running board includes a step pad and a photoluminescent structure coupled to the step pad. The...
US-9,499,093 Retractable running board with long-persistance phosphor lighting
A lighting system of a vehicle is provided herein. The lighting system includes a running board having a step pad and a photoluminescent structure coupled...
US-9,499,092 Illuminating molding for a vehicle
A molding for a vehicle is provided herein. The molding includes a plurality of light sources. A photoluminescent structure is configured to luminesce in...
US-9,499,090 Spoiler using photoluminescent illumination
An illumination system for a vehicle includes a rear spoiler with first and second photoluminescent portions disposed on the spoiler and at least one light...
US-9,499,089 Automotive exterior lamp assembly with charge port
A vehicle includes a battery charger and an exterior lamp assembly. The assembly includes a housing defining a cavity, and an electrical port including at least...
US-9,499,080 Vehicle seat back member
A vehicle seat back member includes a central web and a front wall that extends from the central web. A rear wall extends along a substantial portion of a rear...
US-9,499,066 Method for determining a charge acceptance, and method for charging a rechargeable battery
In the case of a method for determining a charge acceptance I.sub.CA of a rechargeable battery, the battery is computationally split up into a predetermined...
US-9,499,065 Information display system and method
An efficiency gauge from a vehicle information display may incorporate vehicle range information in addition to an efficiency indicator. The range information...
US-9,499,020 Twist-lock tow recovery eye
A vehicle tow recovery eye includes a shaft between a towing end connectable to a towable item and an insertion end that is insertable in a vehicle opening, a...
US-9,498,905 Single-shot molded vehicle structural body component and method of making the same
A structural body component, such as a rocker panel or rear spoiler, and a method of manufacture. The method may include heating a mixture having a polymer and...
US-9,496,751 Vehicle power system
A vehicle may include an electric machine, a traction battery, and a solar panel array. The vehicle may further include circuitry electrically connected with...
US-9,496,569 Automotive rotatable power transfer system and method of operating same
A rotating power transfer system for an automotive fuel cell vehicle includes one of an impeller and turbine in fluid communication with a fuel cell stack, an...
US-9,495,959 Disambiguation of dynamic commands
A first computing device registers a first grammar that is stored in a persistent memory of the first computing device and that is a system grammar of the first...
US-9,495,787 Emotive text-to-speech system and method
Information about a device may be emotively conveyed to a user of the device. Input indicative of an operating state of the device may be received. The input...
US-9,495,040 Selectively visible user interface
A user interface for a vehicle is disclosed. The user interface comprises a vehicle panel having a proximity sensor, a first photoluminescent portion and a...
US-9,494,198 Universal joint with protective shield
A constant velocity (CV) joint includes a conical shield to protect a J-boot from damage due to projectiles such as stones. In order to facilitate vehicle...
US-9,494,113 Flexible turbocharger air duct with constricting rings
A turbocharger system includes a flexible duct having an elongated elastomeric body extending longitudinally between first and second ends configured to attach...
US-9,494,093 Detecting and negotiating a climbable obstacle in a vehicle
Data is collected in a vehicle relating to a potential obstacle. Based at least in part on the collected data, an obstacle is identified. At least one...
US-9,493,190 Vehicle sill reinforcement
A vehicle sill reinforcement includes a first elongate member and a second elongate member. Each of the first elongate member and the second elongate member...
US-9,493,189 Subframe for vehicle including lever for detaching subframe from underbody during front impact
A chassis assembly of a vehicle includes a frame, an underbody supported by the frame, and a subframe connected to the underbody. A connection connects the...
US-9,493,187 Control for trailer backup assist system
In one embodiment of the disclosed subject matter, a trailer backup assist system includes a sensor that senses a measured hitch angle between a vehicle and a...
US-9,493,171 Vehicle and method of advising a driver therein
A vehicle may include a driver interface and at least one controller operatively arranged with the interface. The at least one controller may be configured to...
US-9,493,164 Method for increasing vacuum production for a vehicle
Methods and systems for providing vacuum to a vehicle are described. In one example, a method adjusts an application force of a transmission clutch in response...
US-9,493,152 Methods and systems for adjusting driveline disconnect clutch operation
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, torque transferred via a driveline disconnect clutch is estimated...
US-9,493,148 Torque modulation in a hybrid vehicle downshift during regenerative braking
A controller and a control strategy minimizes shift shock in a hybrid electric vehicle during a downshift conducted while the vehicle is in a regenerative...
US-9,493,133 Fastening and sensing apparatus
An apparatus includes a body having a fastening portion and a pressure sensor coupled to the body apart from the fastening portion. The pressure sensor has a...
US-9,493,117 Vehicle blind spot system operation with trailer tow
This disclosure generally relates to a vehicle blind spot detection system, method, and module for adjusting parameters of a vehicle blind spot detection...
US-9,493,113 Photoluminescent cargo area illumination
A vehicle illumination apparatus is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises a storage compartment forming an interior cavity disposed in a cargo area...
US-9,493,099 Movable inserts for concealing child safety seat anchors in a vehicle
A method and apparatus for concealing the CRS anchor of a vehicle when not in use and exposing the anchor when CRS attachment is required. The inventive concept...
US-9,493,085 Vehicular charging and protection systems
A charging system for a vehicle. The charging system includes an on-board battery, a charger region and a wireless receiver for generating a charging signal in...
US-9,493,075 Regenerative braking control system and method
A system for controlling regenerative braking in an electrified vehicle to prevent or minimize reduction of overall braking torque during wheel slip events...
US-9,492,774 Particulate filter overheat protection
A thermal fuse is installed in the exhaust flow path in or from a diesel particulate filter (DPF) of a combustion engine. At a temperature corresponding to...
US-9,492,575 Color changing and disinfecting surfaces
An apparatus configured to disinfect a vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a first electrode substantially coating a portion of a partially light...
US-D771,851 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D771,850 Vehicle headlight
US-D771,536 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover trim
US-D771,535 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
US-D771,534 Vehicle front lower grille and bumper cover
US-D771,527 Vehicle front upper grille
US-9,490,640 Temperature monitoring HEV charger cord assembly and charging method
A temperature monitoring vehicle charger cord assembly includes a wall plug; a pair of power prongs carried by the wall plug; at least one thermal sensor...
US-9,490,461 Storage system for passenger vehicle
A passenger vehicle is provided with a seating row that is oriented in a passenger compartment forward of a storage compartment. The seating row has a seat back...
US-9,489,966 Discreet emergency response
A vehicle system includes a microphone programmed to capture sounds in a passenger compartment of a vehicle and output a sound signal. A speech analyzer...
US-9,489,644 Vehicle drive matching system and method
A vehicle includes a route collection module that collects drive history data describing a plurality of routes traveled by the vehicle and associated departure...
US-9,488,676 Sensor shield for an electric vehicle
An example electric vehicle component includes a current sensor shield that blocks magnetic fields of a contactor from influencing a current sensor. An example...
US-9,488,535 Battery pack thermistor test method
A battery pack thermistor test method includes charging a battery pack, monitoring a rise in average temperature reported by at least one thermistor on the...
US-9,488,493 Method and apparatus for electric vehicle trip and recharge planning
A vehicle includes a traction battery, an interface, and at least one processor configured to present, via the interface, a message including a charge-vehicle...
US-9,488,267 Line pressure control with input shaft torque measurement
A method of controlling a line pressure in a transmission is provided. Line pressure in a transmission is set to a pressure value including a first term that is...
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