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US-9,517,794 Offset compensation for trailer backup assist steering input device
A trailer backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer, according to one embodiment, includes a sensor that senses a hitch angle between the vehicle...
US-9,517,777 Lane departure feedback system
A lane departure warning system for a vehicle includes a positional input device and a seat having an inflatable bladder therein and a vibrational unit coupled...
US-9,517,774 Static road gradient estimation
A vehicle and a vehicle system are provided with a controller that is configured to generate output indicative of a static road gradient estimation based on a...
US-9,517,771 Autonomous vehicle modes
A vehicle operator is identified. Based at least in part on the operator's identity, one or more parameters are determined specifying a mode for autonomously...
US-9,517,770 Brake control for stop/start vehicle
A vehicle is provided with an engine and a controller. The engine is adapted to shutdown and restart during a drive cycle and a controller. The controller is...
US-9,517,764 Methods and system for operating a hybrid vehicle in cruise control mode
Systems and methods for reducing driveline mode change busyness for a hybrid vehicle are presented. The systems and methods may delay a driveline mode change in...
US-9,517,756 Method and system for operating a motor vehicle brake system
A brake system for a motor vehicle having front and rear axles, the brake system having front and rear axle braking mechanisms operated under pressure control...
US-9,517,746 Bag-in-bag safety restraint with directional inflation
An air bag system deploys from within a structural element of a vehicle. A main bag is configured for storage in a folded condition in an internal region behind...
US-9,517,731 Electrical connector for an electronic device holder
An electronic device holder includes a mounting surface configured to receive an electronic device. A door is operably coupled to the mounting surface and is...
US-9,517,726 Vehicle cargo organiser
A cargo organizer for a vehicle includes a frame at least partially forming a floor of a cargo area of the vehicle. The cargo organizer includes one or more...
US-9,517,723 Illuminated tie-down cleat
A vehicle is provided that includes a pickup box defining a storage area therein with at least one cleat assembly extending into the storage area. The cleat...
US-9,517,686 Traction battery dual-stage mounting bracket
A vehicle includes a body structure and a traction battery for providing power to a powertrain. The vehicle also includes a bracket connecting the traction...
US-9,517,676 Method and device for stabilizing a vehicle against rolling movements
An anti-rolling stabilizer for a motor vehicle is provided. The stabilizer includes a U-shaped torsion bar having an elongated base and two free ends. The...
US-9,517,668 Hitch angle warning system and method
A hitch angle warning system includes a camera-based hitch angle sensor that senses a hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer. The hitch angle warning...
US-9,517,656 Rim insert system
The invention relates to a rim insert system for a rim having at least one opening which forms a rim channel that tapers in a funnel-like manner, and at least...
US-9,517,583 Method of forming natural fiber polymer composite
A method of forming a natural fiber polymer composite includes the steps of introducing into an extruder a polymer, a natural fiber and a supercritical fluid to...
US-9,517,527 Method of dressing a resistance spot welding tip
A method is disclosed for dressing a resistance stop welding (RSW) tip and a tip dresser apparatus. According to the method, a circumferential shoulder is cut...
US-9,516,492 Apparatus and method for detecting a personal communication device in a vehicle
An apparatus for detecting a personal communication device (PCD) in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes one or more near field communication (NFC)...
US-9,515,357 Battery thermal management system for electrified vehicle
A battery thermal management system according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a heat spreader, a coolant channel...
US-9,514,646 Method for assisting vehicle parking using sensors on both a parking vehicle and a parked vehicle
A method of operating a parking assistance system involves operating a first sensor onboard a parking vehicle to obtain a first distance measurement to a parked...
US-9,513,135 Stochastic range
A system may identify an expected time-of-arrival distribution to a waypoint along a vehicle route, determine energy usage along the route according to a...
US-9,513,103 Hitch angle sensor assembly
In one embodiment, a hitch angle sensor assembly includes a spacer fixed between a hitch ball and a mounting surface on a vehicle. An element is rotatably...
US-9,512,919 Transmission hydraulic control system
An automatic transmission uses 6 shift elements applied in combinations of four to establish ten forward speed ratios and a reverse speed ratio. The automatic...
US-9,512,901 Multi-speed transmission
A family of transmission gearing arrangements produces up to nine forward and one reverse speed ratios by selective engagement of three shift elements in...
US-9,512,897 Crankshaft pendulum assembly having kidney-shaped track
A pendulum crankshaft assembly for an internal combustion engine includes a pendulum carrier, a pendulum and rolling pins. The carrier and the pendulum have...
US-9,512,889 Control of a transmission friction element using an adaptive transfer function
A transmission clutch control method includes defining a transfer function relating clutch torque to a control signal under transmission operating conditions;...
US-9,512,803 Injection timing
Various systems and methods for determining a start of fuel injection including a gaseous fuel in an internal combustion engine are provided. In one embodiment,...
US-9,512,798 Method and system for direct injection noise mitigation
A method is provided which mitigates the noise of a direct injection system in a port fuel injection and direct fuel injection (PFI-DI) engine and reduces NVH...
US-9,512,797 Method and system for improving engine starting
An engine system and method for improving engine starting are disclosed. In one example, engine port throttles are adjusted to improve fuel vaporization of a...
US-9,512,791 Systems and methods for operating an evaporative emissions system
Methods and systems are provided for selectively cooling a fuel vapor canister based on vehicle operating conditions, or in response to an anticipated or...
US-9,512,766 Multi-cell structure for automotive catalyst support
An exhaust system is described including an exhaust manifold having different length runners, with an emission control device housing a plurality of catalyst...
US-9,512,764 Ammonia storage management for SCR catalyst
Various systems and methods are described for managing ammonia storage in an SCR catalyst. In one example approach, a method comprises, in response to a...
US-9,512,743 Valvetrain impact absorber
Embodiments may provide a valve train for an engine including a valve stem configured for reciprocating movement to open and close a port in a combustion...
US-9,512,662 Ice breaking strategy for vehicle side windows
Described herein is a vehicle side window system and method for implementing an ice breaking strategy. The ice breaking strategy receives and analyzes sensor...
US-9,512,661 Rain onset detection glazing auto-close
A vehicle system may include a plurality of exterior capacitive sensors, such as door handles, and a controller in communication with the plurality of...
US-9,512,650 Hood latch release system
A hood latch release system for a vehicle. The hood latch release system may have a cable and a linkage. Deflection of the cable may actuate the linkage to...
US-9,511,801 Height adjustable load compartment floor system
A height adjustable floor system for a motor vehicle includes a load compartment floor having front and rear floor members that are pivotally connected together...
US-9,511,799 Object avoidance for a trailer backup assist system
A trailer backup assist system, according to one embodiment, includes a steering input device for inputting a desired backing path of a trailer. The trailer...
US-9,511,773 System and method for hybrid vehicle control during wheel slip events to limit generator speed
A method for controlling a hybrid vehicle having a transmission coupled to vehicle wheels, an internal combustion engine, a planetary gearset coupled to the...
US-9,511,764 Semi-autonomous mode control
A first vehicle may receive at least one message from a second vehicle, the message including data provided by the second vehicle. A computing device in the...
US-9,511,734 Passenger protection system
A passenger protection system includes a rotatable arm, a rotation mechanism rotatably attached to the rotatable arm, and a flexible sheet connected to the...
US-9,511,720 Combined storage and docking unit for a portable electronic device
A combined storage and docking unit for attachment to the instrument panel of a motor vehicle is disclosed in which a portable electronic device such as an MP3...
US-9,511,698 Vehicle seat back having support members with integrated recliner heart
A vehicle seat back has first and second support members each having a central web and a rear wall extending therefrom. A seat base is operably connected with...
US-9,511,694 Motor vehicle seat having an armrest
A vehicle seating assembly includes a first seating unit having a backrest, which includes a front side and a back side. An armrest is operably coupled with an...
US-9,511,676 Portable EV energy transfer apparatus and method
Systems, apparatus, and methods are presented to transfer energy between an energy storage device (ESD) at an electrified vehicle (EV) and an AC or DC external...
US-9,511,467 Cylindrical surface profile cutting tool and process
A cutting tool. The cutting tool includes a cylindrical body and one or more axial rows of cutting elements, which project outwardly from and are situated...
US-D773,371 Vehicle wheel
US-D773,370 Vehicle wheel
US-D773,362 Vehicle rear wheel lip molding
US-9,510,159 Determining vehicle occupant location
A method includes receiving one or more messages including a first message from a first mobile device. The first mobile device is wearable. Based at least in...
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