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US-9,429,059 Enhanced real-time ammonia slip detection
Various systems and methods are described for detecting ammonia slip. In one example method, an exhaust system with two NOx sensors uses transient responses of...
US-9,428,944 Articulating closure mechanism for non-aligned closure panels
A liftgate/decklid assembly for a motor vehicle includes a liftgate panel hingedly connected to the vehicle to define a liftgate swing arc. A decklid panel is...
US-9,428,226 Magnetic vehicle attachment system for use with non-magnetic body structure
A vehicle headliner attachment system for mounting a headliner to a non-magnetic roof structure includes a headliner with an interior and an exterior surface, a...
US-9,428,197 Method and apparatus for persistent transferrable customizable vehicle settings
A system includes a processor configured to receive a user request to edit vehicle feature settings from a computer remote from a vehicle. The processor is also...
US-9,428,193 Method for preventing wheel spin on stopped vehicles
A method comprising: applying a brake force to all four wheels of a motor vehicle to stop the vehicle while torque continues to be applied to its driven wheels;...
US-9,428,190 Adaptive cruise control while towing
A vehicle includes a powertrain, a cruise control system, and a controller. The controller, in response to a brake temperature being greater than a threshold...
US-9,428,178 Vehicle battery power transfer limit management system and method
A vehicle includes a powertrain including an electric machine and a traction battery. The vehicle also includes at least one controller programmed to, during a...
US-9,428,144 Three piece hidden D-ring seat belt restraint
A seatbelt assembly includes an adjuster having a guide slidable in a first direction. The assembly also includes a cover defining upper and lower edges and...
US-9,428,138 Rollover passenger protection
A passenger protection device includes an airbag having a roof panel arranged to deploy to cover at least a portion of and at least one tether having a first...
US-9,428,086 Over-travel mechanism for easy-entry system
A seat assembly includes an easy-entry system with a seat frame having a seatback pivotally coupled to a seat member. An external lever is operably coupled to...
US-9,428,077 Freeze preparation for a fuel cell system
A vehicle includes a fuel cell system, and a controller configured to receive a first signal indicative of a predicted ambient temperature at a specified...
US-9,428,072 Method and system for extending battery life
A method for extending the life cycle of a battery includes receiving a storage mode status signal at a battery controller and incrementally adjusting a state...
US-9,428,071 Impedance based battery parameter estimation
A hybrid powertrain system includes a battery cell and at least one controller programmed to output an average internal resistance of the cell for a sliding...
US-9,428,070 Hands free vehicle charging system
A vehicle charging system may include a charge receptacle and an alignment pin mounted to a vehicle and a ground station. The ground station may include a guide...
US-9,428,034 Integrated vehicle cabin with driver or passengers' prior conditions and activities
Described herein is a system, apparatus, and method for providing an integrated vehicle cabin experience. A wearable device including one or more bio-physical...
US-9,427,685 Suction filter media overmolded integrally with tray
A filter assembly includes a housing including a first cover and a second cover, a grid located in the housing including interconnected ribs and strips, and...
US-9,427,684 Portable pre-filtering fuel filler device
A portable pre-filtering fuel filler device is described herein. The portable pre-filtering fuel filler device includes a fuel inlet opening, an interior fuel...
US-D765,000 Vehicle wheel
US-D764,999 Vehicle wheel
US-D764,998 Vehicle wheel
US-D764,995 Vehicle liftgate
US-D764,993 Vehicle lower liftgate
US-D764,991 Vehicle interior
US-D764,983 Vehicle exterior front portion
US-D764,982 Vehicle exterior rear portion
US-D764,980 Vehicle exterior
US-9,425,628 Vehicle battery pack cooling system
The present disclosure relates to a vehicle battery pack cooling system, including: a housing; a fan attached to the housing; a first section of the housing...
US-9,425,444 Traction battery assembly with plenum arranged to promote development of more uniform pressure therein
A vehicle battery assembly includes a housing defining a plenum having an inlet, and a plurality of battery cells disposed within the housing. The plenum has an...
US-9,423,319 Modular rigid barrier
A rigid barrier system includes a base piece and a face piece. The face piece may be configured to be to be mounted to the base piece, such that the face piece...
US-9,423,024 Rapid synchronizer touch point adjustment
A method of adapting transmission controls to locate synchronizer touch points in an automated layshaft transmission. This method may include actuating a motor...
US-9,423,005 Multi-speed transmission
A transmission gearing arrangement produces at least nine forward speed ratios and one reverse speed ratio by selective engagement of three shift elements in...
US-9,422,995 Brake insulator with thermal barrier
A brake caliper for a brake system of a vehicle includes a caliper body, a piston, and a brake insulator. The piston may be positioned at least partially inside...
US-9,422,987 Universal joint with protective shield
A constant velocity (CV) joint includes a shield to protect a J-boot from damage due to projectiles such as stones and to prevent ballooning. A rigid portion of...
US-9,422,967 Exchangeable wheel stud
A wheel stud includes a fixing segment, which has a first external thread, and a receiving segment, which has a second external thread. Here, the first external...
US-9,422,906 Apparatus and method for starting an engine
An apparatus for starting an engine of a mild hybrid vehicle is disclosed having low and high voltage starting devices and controlled by an electronic...
US-9,422,900 System and method for closing a tank valve
A method for closing a storage tank valve in response to leaks in a fuel line or fuel rail and emptying the tank of a vehicle when no leaks are detected is...
US-9,422,898 Direct injection fuel pump
Methods and systems are provided for a direct injection fuel pump. The methods and system control pressure within a compression chamber so as to improve fuel...
US-9,422,892 Method and system for gaseous and liquid fuel injection
Methods and systems are provided for injecting liquid and gaseous fuel, such as propane, to an engine. In one example, under a first condition, liquid fuel from...
US-9,422,878 EGR operation method and system for increased drivability
A method for an engine may comprise, in response to an EGR valve closing, determining an EGR oxygen content, and purging an EGR system when the EGR oxygen...
US-9,422,873 Methods and systems for operating an engine
Systems and methods for improving operation of an engine are presented. In one example, a threshold torque at which deactivated engine cylinders are reactivated...
US-9,422,855 Shuttle valve assembly and method for intercooler condensation removal
Methods and systems are provided for removing condensate from an intercooler of a turbocharged internal combustion engine. Using valves to drain condensate may...
US-9,422,002 Fuel cell and battery powered vehicle parking
A vehicle system includes a communication interface configured to receive parking information from an infrastructure device. The parking information identifies...
US-9,421,979 Road characteristic prediction
A vehicle system includes at least one sensor that collects infrastructure information in real time and outputs sensor signals representing the collected...
US-9,421,976 Methods and systems for a vehicle driveline
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, driveline disconnect clutch operation is adjusted in response to...
US-9,421,965 Method and apparatus for limiting engine torque to protect disconnect clutch in a hybrid vehicle
A powertrain comprising an engine, a motor, a disconnect clutch connected between the engine and the motor, and a transmission. The transmission is connected to...
US-9,421,956 Vehicle braking assembly
The present disclosure relates to various vehicle braking assemblies. Brake pedal arms include, for example, a cam block that is configured to simplify the...
US-9,421,944 Remote control seatbelt height adjuster
An apparatus for positioning a vehicle restraint is provided herein having a track and a restraint support configured to slide along the track. A positioner is...
US-9,421,933 Active glove box door with intermediate skeleton member
An active glove box door is provided for a vehicle passenger compartment. A plastic-molded inner door liner forms a reaction plate. A plastic-molded front trim...
US-9,421,915 Folding seat assembly with internal storage compartment
A folding seat assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. The folding seat assembly includes a seat back, a seat base and an internal storage compartment. The...
US-9,421,914 Flexible single piece sliding door
A vehicle seat includes a seatback having an opening defined along a portion thereof. A track is coupled with the seatback adjacent the opening and extends in...
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