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US-9,783,230 Trailer backup assist system with off-shoot correction
A trailer backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer is provided herein. The system includes a steering input device for controlling a desired...
US-9,783,188 EV mode shift strategy for hybrid vehicle
A vehicle includes a generator, a battery, a transmission, and a controller. The generator is configured to recharge the battery at a maximum power output when...
US-9,783,187 Mitigating transient current effects in engine autostart/stop vehicle
A vehicle includes an engine and a controller programmed to autostart and autostop the engine. In an autostopped state, engine autostarts are inhibited in the...
US-9,783,183 Battery charging strategy in a hybrid vehicle
A vehicle includes an engine, a motor selectively coupled to the engine, a transmission selectively coupled to the motor, and a controller. The motor is able to...
US-9,783,175 Cable mounting assembly
A cable mounting assembly that may include a ball fitting having a hole that receives a cable assembly. The ball fitting may be disposed in an abutment and may...
US-9,783,158 System and method for on-demand passive entry disable
Various embodiment of the present disclosure provide a system and method for disabling a passive entry passive start system (PEPS) of a vehicle. In one...
US-9,783,153 Bumper assembly including lower leg stiffener
A bumper assembly includes a bumper beam, an actuator, and a lower stiffener. The actuator includes a base mounted to the bumper beam, and a rod moveably...
US-9,783,140 Method and apparatus for remote fuel refill level monitoring
A system includes a processor configured to receive requests from a wireless device in wireless communication with the processor, the requests corresponding to...
US-9,783,133 Magnet fastener with resilient support including at least one projection
A magnet fastener includes a cup, a magnet received in the cup and a carrier. The carrier receives and holds the cup while the resilient support includes at...
US-9,783,117 Luggage compartment hook organizer
A vehicle cargo system includes a support fixed to a roof of the cargo system. The support has a first edge and a second edge. The vehicle cargo system further...
US-9,783,116 Cargo area divider system
A vehicle having a storage compartment includes a floor defining a track, a plurality of panels pivotally connected to the floor, and an arm pivotally attached...
US-9,783,105 Vehicle visor and light assembly
A vehicle sun visor is provided that includes a visor body having a first side and a second side, and a vanity and lighting assembly located on the visor body....
US-9,783,102 Inductively coupled bin light
A storage bin for a motor vehicle includes a storage bin storage compartment and a storage bin lid hingedly connected to the storage compartment. The lid...
US-9,783,100 Running board illumination system and method for a motor vehicle
A running board illumination system is provided for a motor vehicle. That system includes a first illumination element having a first color, a second...
US-9,783,060 Traction battery leakage detection system for electrified vehicle
A leakage detection system for a battery pack of a vehicle may include detection circuitry having a first side connecting a positive terminal of the pack to...
US-9,783,049 Transmission having power take-off
A transmission includes an input shaft, and a primary drive gear fixed to the input shaft. The primary gear has a first set of gear teeth. An idler gear is...
US-9,783,040 Drive wheel having an electric wheel hub motor for motor vehicles and motor vehicle
A drive wheel having an electric wheel hub motor for a motor vehicle includes a stator arranged around a wheel hub and is connected to the wheel hub in a...
US-9,783,028 Powered dual closure system for vehicles
A vehicle closure including a rotatable lift gate and a decklid that is rotatably connected to the liftgate. First and second electrically powered actuators...
US-9,783,027 Vehicle door assist assembly incorporating a high torque operating mechanism
A vehicle includes a door frame coupled to a vehicle frame at a hinge. A door operating mechanism is coupled to the door and vehicle frames for applying...
US-9,782,998 Wheel anti-theft system
A vehicle wheel anti-theft system is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of lock actuators. Each lock actuator is configured to move between a locked...
US-9,782,815 Tooling and method for drawing and flanging a prototype part
A prototype part drawing/flanging tool is provided that are arranged in a draw die set-up and a flange die set-up. The draw die set-up includes a binder ring, a...
US-9,782,761 Selective catalytic reduction catalyst
A selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst includes a support layer. A copper-loaded chabazite (Cu/CHA) layer is supported on the support layer. A...
US-9,782,504 Self-disinfecting surface with printed LEDs for a surface of a vehicle
A self-disinfecting surface covering for a vehicle is disclosed. The surface covering comprising a pair of electrodes substantially conforms to a vehicle panel....
US-9,782,258 Intramyocardial patterning for global cardiac resizing and reshaping
Cardiomyopathy may be treated by distributing space-occupying agent within the myocardium in a pattern about one or more chambers of the heart, such that the...
US-9,781,900 Pet transport
A deployable pet carrier assembly for a vehicle includes a sliding rail guide system configured to attach the pet carrier to a vehicle seat back and collapsible...
US-D799,396 Vehicle wheel
US-9,781,867 Power module assembly for a vehicle power inverter
A power module assembly includes opposing end caps collectively having coolant ports and a row of cards that each have a major side defining a projection...
US-9,781,866 Vehicle power module assemblies and manifolds
A vehicle power module assembly is provided. The vehicle power module assembly may include a multi-level housing defining first and second chambers, an inlet...
US-9,780,749 Radio mute strategy for non-can radios used with smart starting systems
A radio module may be configured to receive a starter motor relay signal from a first control module indicative of a motor start. The module may in turn mute a...
US-9,780,422 Cabin and battery cooling control for electrified vehicles
A vehicle includes a battery arrangement, a chiller, a coolant circuit configured to direct coolant through the chiller and battery arrangement, a refrigerant...
US-9,780,420 Peristaltic pump for traction battery thermal management system
A battery assembly may include an array of battery cells, a conduit system, and an emitter. The conduit system delivers coolant for thermally communicating with...
US-9,779,720 Control system having active noise and vibration centralized control through digital network
A control system provides centralized active noise control (ANC) and active vibration control (AVC) through a digital network. The control system includes a...
US-9,778,160 System for sensing particulate matter
Systems and methods are described for sensing particulate matter in an exhaust system of a vehicle. An example system comprises a first outer tube with a...
US-9,777,802 Multi-speed transmission
Transmissions with at least three gearing-arrangements with similar first and second gearing-arrangements that produce a number of transmissions having an...
US-9,777,697 Spark plug fouling detection for ignition system
Methods and systems are provided for determining a type of spark plug fouling. In one example, a method may include differentiating spark plug fouling due to...
US-9,777,678 Latchable valve and method for operation of the latchable valve
A fuel system is provided, including a fuel tank isolation valve comprising an actuation coil and a latchable valve shaft at least partially disposed within the...
US-9,777,676 Systems and methods for fuel vapor canister purging
Methods and systems are provided for purging a fuel vapor canister. In one example, a method may include during boosted engine operating conditions, utilizing...
US-9,777,653 Method for controlling a turbocharger arrangement of an internal combustion engine, and control device
Embodiments for controlling exhaust gas turbines are provided. In one embodiment, a method for controlling a turbocharger arrangement of an internal combustion...
US-9,777,646 Direct injection of diluents or secondary fuels in gaseous fuel engines
A method for operating an engine, comprising port injecting a first quantity of a first gaseous fuel in a cylinder cycle and direct injecting a second quantity...
US-9,777,604 Method and system for variable cam timing device
Methods and systems are described for an engine with a cam torque actuated variable cam timing phaser. Phaser positioning control is improved by reducing...
US-9,777,528 Object detection and method for vehicle door assist system
A door assist system for a vehicle is disclosed. The system comprises an actuator, an interference sensor, and a controller. The actuator is configured to...
US-9,777,516 Gesture-activated hood release system
A gesture-activated hood release system for a motor vehicle is provided. That system incorporates a gesture sensor, a first actuator and a second actuator....
US-9,776,665 Load path control mechanism
A load path control mechanism is fixed to a frame rail and includes a coupling bracket, a spacer bracket and a frame crossmember. The frame rail defines an...
US-9,776,663 Vehicle subframe assembly
A vehicle includes a frame, a subframe, a powertrain, a steering gear, and a bracket. The subframe is fastened to the frame at a subframe attachment point, and...
US-9,776,643 Electric range impact factor display and algorithms
A method is provided for estimating range per full charge (RPC) for a vehicle. The method includes a controller which may, in response to detecting presence of...
US-9,776,635 Apparatus and method to maximize vehicle functionality and fuel economy with improved drivability during engine...
An auto stop-start equipped vehicle power management system includes a primary power source supplying energy to an electrical starter to crank a vehicle engine...
US-9,776,624 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for synergizing the benefits of an electric fuel separator in a hybrid vehicle system. A vehicle controller may hold the engine...
US-9,776,608 Enhanced regenerative braking control method for brake booster pressure build-up delay compensation
A regenerative braking control method. An illustrative embodiment of the method includes selecting a vehicle speed at onset of transition from regenerative...
US-9,776,595 Soft close safety belt tongue/latch plate stowage compartment
A vehicle safety belt webbing and tongue/latch plate stowage assembly includes a safety belt webbing retractor disposed in a compartment and a pocket disposed...
US-9,776,579 Hood air extractor and hood assembly incorporating same
A hood air extractor includes a support defining a first passageway. A first flap is carried on the support. The first flap is displaceable between a first...
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