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US-9,963,100 Airbag controller and method
A controller for a vehicle includes a processor and a memory storing processor-executable instructions. The processor of the controller is programmed to receive...
US-9,963,099 Steering wheel assembly including an airbag tether
A steering wheel assembly for a vehicle includes a steering wheel and an airbag that is supported by the steering wheel. The airbag is inflatable away from the...
US-9,963,077 Gap cover assembly in a vehicle
A gap cover assembly in a vehicle comprises a gap cover, a first magnetic connection part disposed on a first end of the gap cover and a second magnetic...
US-9,963,066 Vehicle running board that provides light excitation
A lighting system of a vehicle is provided herein. The lighting system includes a photoluminescent structure coupled to an exterior of the vehicle. A running...
US-9,963,059 Self-adjusting cup holder assembly
A self-adjusting cup holder assembly includes a housing having an open cavity and a flexible well held in that cavity. The flexible well is displaceable between...
US-9,963,058 Self-adjusting rear seat cushion for comfort and storage
A vehicle seating assembly having a seat including a support frame. A seatback is pivotally coupled with the seat and is adjustable between a passenger support...
US-9,963,050 Manual seat height adjuster mechanism
A manually operated seat height adjustment actuator mechanism includes a rotatory actuator-driven torque input mechanism defining a first axis and a torque...
US-9,963,035 Removable steering wheel and pedals for autonomous vehicle
A dashboard assembly for a vehicle includes a dashboard defining a receiving niche. The niche is alignable with a driver seat location, and is selectively...
US-9,963,033 System and method for establishing acoustic metrics to detect driver impairment
An apparatus for detecting an impairment state of a driver in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus comprises a vehicle interface device configured to receive a...
US-9,963,028 Battery support structure for electrified vehicle
An electrified vehicle includes a body structure defining a support surface and a crush space adjacent the support surface. The electrified vehicle further...
US-9,963,019 Sun visor having extended range of motion
An extended-range sun visor assembly includes a rail and a sun visor panel. The sun visor panel is releasably mounted to the rail at an inboard sun visor panel...
US-9,963,004 Trailer sway warning system and method
A trailer sway warning system, according to one embodiment, includes a hitch angle sensor for sensing a hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer. The trailer...
US-9,963,001 Vehicle wheel illumination assembly using photoluminescent material
A vehicle wheel illumination assembly includes a light source located on the body of a vehicle near the wheel well and oriented to direct light onto a wheel...
US-D817,233 Vehicle front grille
US-9,961,808 Power electronics system
A power-electronics assembly includes a plurality of power modules each having a body, a power stage disposed in the body and having opposing major sides, and a...
US-9,961,745 Printed LED rylene dye welcome/farewell lighting
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a lighting device disposed on the vehicle. At least one detection sensor is...
US-9,961,188 Vehicle to device communication over wired audio connection
A vehicle computing system comprising a vehicle auxiliary port and at least one controller. The controller configured to communicate with a nomadic device via a...
US-9,960,726 Electric drive power converter with low distortion dead-time insertion
An electric drive system of an electrified vehicle has a power converter with phase leg switching devices controlled by pulse-width modulation to supply...
US-9,960,438 Fuel cell system and method to prevent water-induced damage
In one or more embodiments, a fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack including an anode and a cathode, a first conduit positioned to supply oxygen to the...
US-9,959,763 System and method for coordinating V2X and standard vehicles
In various embodiments, the present disclosure includes a system for reducing vehicular collisions having: (a) a vehicle comprising sensors, an acceleration...
US-9,959,690 Expanding time window for remote commands
A vehicle includes: receiver(s), a timer counting time, memory, and processor(s) configured to: receive a timestamped signal from a fob; compare the timestamp...
US-9,958,366 Stone impact simulator
A stone impact simulator is provided. That stone impact simulator includes a projectile propulsion section to propel a projectile toward a test sample and a...
US-9,958,138 Vehicle trim assembly
A trim assembly for a vehicle is provided herein. The trim assembly includes a substrate and a housing forming a cavity therebetween. A conductive layer is...
US-9,958,059 Control system and method for neutral idle operation
A vehicle includes an engine and driven wheels each having an associated friction brake. A brake pedal is operable to engage the friction brakes. The vehicle...
US-9,957,924 Evaporative emissions system check valve monitor for GTDI engines
Methods and systems are provided for conducting a dual test monitor for the presence or absence of undesired evaporative emissions in a vehicle fuel system and...
US-9,957,921 Method and system for controlling water injection
Methods are provided for optimizing usage of water from a water injection system that injects water into the engine responsive to engine operating conditions...
US-9,957,907 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for improving the detection and mitigation of high speed pre-ignition. In one example, high speed pre-ignition is detected...
US-9,957,906 Methods and systems for PCV flow estimation with an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating a positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) flow based on outputs of an intake manifold oxygen sensor. For example,...
US-9,957,886 Hoop spring in a pressure reactive piston
Systems and methods are provided for varying a compression ratio in an engine having a pressure reactive piston. The pressure reactive piston may include a...
US-9,957,882 Internal combustion engine with turbine
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a turbine within an internal combustion engine. In one example, a turbine system within an internal combustion...
US-9,957,876 Methods and systems for controlling air flow paths in an engine
Methods and systems are provided for controlling the temperature and ratio of gases within a gas mixing tank reservoir and selectively charging/discharging...
US-9,957,874 Engine cooling fan operation during hot soak
Methods and systems are provided for cooling an engine. In one example, a method for an engine, includes, after an engine shutdown request is received,...
US-9,957,871 Exhaust heat recovery and hydrocarbon trapping
Methods and systems are provided for exhaust heat recovery and hydrocarbon trapping at an exhaust bypass assembly. Exhaust gas may flow in both directions...
US-9,957,867 Method and system for emissions reduction
Methods and systems are provided for operating a branched exhaust assembly in a vehicle engine in order to increase catalyst efficiency and reduce engine...
US-9,957,737 Flush-mounted door handle for vehicles
An electronic door latch includes a sensor mounted inside of an outer surface of the door. The sensor may be a proximity sensor, a touch sensor or other...
US-9,957,584 Method and system for enhancing rivetability
A joined sheet stack and a method and system for forming the stack are disclosed. The stack may include a steel sheet and a second sheet. The steel sheet may...
US-9,956,993 Vehicle front impact sensor with impact resistant carriage
A vehicular radar assembly includes a radar mount positioned proximate an engine compartment within a vehicle. A radar carriage is slidably coupled to the radar...
US-9,956,946 Method for cleaning a valve
A method and system for cleaning a brake booster aspirator shut-off valve are provided. The shut-off valve is operable to selectively permit flow of intake air...
US-9,956,937 Airbag with at least one extension
An airbag includes a first side panel, a second side panel, a middle panel, and at least one extension. In the inflated position, the first side panel and the...
US-9,956,931 Electrical power system for hybrid vehicles
A modular battery and power control system provides a range of electrical power to high-voltage and low-voltage power demand systems in a hybrid vehicle. The...
US-9,956,926 Magnet fastener assembly
A magnet fastener assembly includes a carrier having a body including a magnet seat with a conical bottom wall and an outer rim wall. A magnet cup is received...
US-9,956,924 Tri-fold tailgate work surface
A work table is provided for a pickup truck tailgate. The work table is received in a pocket defined in a rear portion of the truck bed and is deployed to...
US-9,956,903 Vehicle rear illumination system
A vehicle spot or floodlight system includes a vehicle rear-mounted light source such as a backup light array configured to emit light at a first intensity and...
US-9,956,898 Vehicle seating assembly
A seating assembly is provided herein. The seating assembly includes a partition disposed between first and second seats. The partition includes a panel movable...
US-9,956,897 Seat bolster trim having flexible interior facing for an optimal bolster cushion
A vehicle seat includes a seat base having a side bolster cover. A bolster is disposed under the side bolster cover. The bolster has a static bolster carrier...
US-9,956,887 Batter capacity degradation indication
Methods and systems are described to provide the user with information relating to status of vehicle and battery status based on environment and vehicle use....
US-9,956,867 Systems and methods for a latchable refueling valve
Methods and systems are provided for a latchable refueling valve designed to reduce noise associated with opening and closing the valve. In one example, a...
US-9,956,749 Capacitive touch screen formed by injection compression molding
According to one or more embodiments, a polymeric article includes a first polymeric layer defining a first portion and a second portion, the first portion...
US-9,956,674 Replacement tool for driveshaft yoke bushings
A replacement tool removes an old bushing or installs a new bushing in a driveshaft yoke. A fixture has a guide chamber facing a bushing bore and a first...
US-D816,740 Dust collector
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