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US-9,556,648 Retractable striker cover assembly for vehicle
A retractable cover assembly is provided for a vehicle to cover a latching component such as the striker of a trunk door. The assembly includes a retractable...
US-9,555,885 Automotive drone deployment system
This disclosure generally relates to an automotive drone deployment system that includes at least a vehicle and a deployable drone that is configured to attach...
US-9,555,832 Display system utilizing vehicle and trailer dynamics
A display system for a vehicle and trailer is disclosed. The system comprises an interface configured to receive a directional input and a controller in...
US-9,555,814 Unexpected thermal event assist
A vehicle system may include a thermal sensor; and a vehicle connectivity module in communication with the thermal sensor and a plurality of vehicle systems...
US-9,555,795 Controlling a hybrid vehicle having an overdrive coupling member
A hybrid vehicle includes an engine coupled to a planetary gearset and an electric motor configured to provide motor torque directly to a torque transfer set....
US-9,555,792 System and methods for assisted direct start control
Systems and methods for assisted direct start control are provided. An example method varies engine torque, forward clutch engagement pressure, and wheel brake...
US-9,555,718 Estimation and compensation of battery measurement and asynchronization biases
A hybrid or electric vehicle includes a traction battery to store and provide energy for the vehicle. The traction battery includes a number of battery cells....
US-9,555,716 Automotive vehicle charge system
A vehicle charging system includes a base plate having an inclined surface defining at least a portion of a recess, and an arm arrangement having a base end...
US-9,555,704 System and method for inhibiting engine operation during fueling
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, inhibiting operation of an internal combustion engine of a...
US-9,555,688 Therma-zone vehicle system
A temperature adjustment system for a vehicle including a closed network of interconnected fluid pathways disposed in at least one of a headliner, a door, and...
US-9,555,677 Apparatus for covering a hitch receiver
An apparatus is provided for covering a hitch receiver. That apparatus includes a rotating cover displaceable between a first position concealing a hitch...
US-9,555,060 Methods, systems, and compositions for cell-derived/vesicle-based microrna delivery
Some embodiments comprise methods, systems, and compositions to produce and/or administer modified exosomes or other vesicles containing one or more selected...
US-D777,617 Vehicle front bumper
US-D777,613 Vehicle front lower grille
US-9,553,694 RF jamming mitigation system and method
A jamming detection system for a vehicle may include an antenna configured to receive a radio frequency (RF) wave defining a series of RF pulse and quiet phase...
US-9,553,540 Power converter with pre-compensation for dead-time insertion
A power converter has a phase leg with upper and lower switching devices coupled across a DC link. A junction between the devices is coupled to a load. A...
US-9,553,344 Peristaltic pump for traction battery thermal management system
A battery assembly including an array of battery cells, a conduit system, and an emitter is provided. The conduit system may deliver coolant for thermally...
US-9,553,288 Step configuration for traction battery housing
A vehicle traction battery assembly is provided which may include a housing, a battery system supported within the housing, and a connector electrically...
US-9,552,735 Autonomous vehicle identification
A computer in a first vehicle is configured to receive data relating to a second vehicle. The computer may use the data to determine that the second vehicle is...
US-9,552,680 Tire rotation warning
A vehicle includes a tire rotation reminder system. The system includes a controller that generates a tire rotation reminder based on a predicted driving time...
US-9,552,679 System and method for vehicle damper monitoring
A vehicle damper monitoring system of the present disclosure may include at least one height sensor and at least one controller configured to receive signals...
US-9,552,678 Distance to empty energy compensation
A method of estimating distance to empty (DTE) for a vehicle includes, in response to detecting an energy loss condition expected to be present during an...
US-9,551,534 Heat exchanger assembly having a seal
A heat exchanger assembly having first and second heat exchangers and a seal. The seal may be disposed on the first heat exchanger and may have an elongated...
US-9,551,443 Engine fluid line with flexible joint
A vehicle fluid line for transporting high and low pressure fluids of an engine includes a rigid pipe having opposing ends configured to fixedly couple with the...
US-9,551,415 Output torque control method
Readings of multiple sensors are utilized to estimate transmission output, which is used as a feedback signal to control the torque capacity of a transmission...
US-9,551,307 Hinged engine cover for intake manifold
An engine cover system for joining a cover with an intake manifold body. A plurality of structural ribs project from an external surface of the body including a...
US-9,551,302 Controlling fresh air and exhaust gas flow in turbocharged internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine has a cylinder and an exhaust-gas turbocharger comprising a compressor arranged in an intake system and a turbine arranged in an...
US-9,551,288 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing late burn induced cylinder pre-ignition events. Forced entry of residuals from a late burning cylinder into a...
US-9,551,276 Methods and systems for surge control
Systems and methods are provided for reducing surge in a boosted engine system. One method comprises adjusting an opening of a compressor recirculation valve to...
US-9,551,265 Crash energy absorbing muffler
A muffler (101) for a vehicle, the muffler (101) having at least one first crumple feature (105) and at least one second crumple feature (107), the first and...
US-9,551,262 Method and system for particulate filter leakage detection
Methods and systems are provided for determining degradation of a particulate filter in an exhaust conduit. In one example, a method may include diverting...
US-9,551,259 Method and system for diesel particulate filter diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for determining degradation of a particulate filter in an exhaust conduit. In one example, a method may include diverting...
US-9,551,166 Electronic interior door release system
A powered door latch may be actuated by a capacitive sensor or by movement of a mechanical release device. A controller may be utilized to prevent unlatching of...
US-9,551,050 Aluminum alloy with additions of scandium, zirconium and erbium
An aluminum alloy including additions of scandium, zirconium, erbium and, optionally, silicon.
US-9,550,542 Electric cycle
A kit for an electric cycle includes a powertrain module including a case, a battery disposed in the case, an electric motor in communication with the battery...
US-9,550,532 Bowtie shaped roof bow
A roof bow for a vehicle is provided that has a "bow-tie" shape including a central portion flanked by two triangular portions. The triangular portions are...
US-9,550,528 Lane change negotiation
A vehicle computer is programmed to: receive data from the first vehicle sensor indicating at least one signal from a second vehicle. The computer is further...
US-9,550,519 Active steering system
A method for operating an active steering system of a vehicle, in which a ratio between a wheel steer angle and a steering wheel angle specified by the driver...
US-9,550,498 Traffic light anticipation
A vehicle includes at least one autonomous driving sensor configured to detect a traffic flow pattern relative to an intersection. An autonomous mode controller...
US-9,550,488 Hybrid vehicle and method of controlling a hybrid vehicle powertrain
A vehicle includes an engine, an electric machine, a torque converter and a controller. The torque converter includes an impeller and receives power from the...
US-9,550,486 Systems and methods for detecting a stuck brake friction component
A system for detecting a stuck brake friction component of a motor vehicle may include a tire pressure monitoring system and a steering wheel angle sensor. The...
US-9,550,467 Tunable crash bolster
An apparatus comprises a vehicle door closeout panel. The closeout panel comprises a pelvis bolster having a plurality of load points. Each load point is...
US-9,550,465 Airbag for oblique vehicle impacts
An airbag system includes an inflator and an airbag in communication with the inflator. The airbag system includes a tether actuator and tethers extending from...
US-9,550,450 Exit warning system for a motor vehicle having a sliding door
An exit warning system is provided for a motor vehicle having a sliding door. That exit warning system includes a sliding door status sensor, a projector and a...
US-9,550,447 Headlamp retaining bracket assembly
A vehicle assembly includes a front end module, an upper panel, and a fender covering the upper panel. The vehicle assembly also includes a housing, mounted to...
US-9,550,439 Air-suspended seat surfaces for folding vehicle seats
A vehicle seat includes a seatback having a coverstock defining a seat surface with a flexible lower region and a flexible upper region. The seatback further...
US-9,550,422 Vehicle high voltage interlock startup
A vehicle high voltage system may include switches (e.g., IGBTs, contactors, relays, etc.), wires, a traction battery, electrical components with electrical...
US-9,549,291 Crowd enhanced connectivity map for data transfer intermittency mitigation
A vehicle includes a communication interface, a memory device, and a processing device. The communication interface is configured to communicate over a...
US-9,548,733 Proximity sensor assembly having interleaved electrode configuration
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
US-9,547,172 Vehicle image display
A heads up display system includes a computer that is programmed to receive data from one or more sources in a vehicle. The computer is further programmed to...
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