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US-9,481,316 Hidden storage box and multi-purpose utility table for light pickup trucks
A storage box system for a motor vehicle includes a folding storage box and a sliding rail assembly for translating the folding storage box between a hidden...
US-9,481,309 Vehicle seat item retention system
A vehicle seat retention system includes a vehicle seating assembly having a seat, which includes a seating surface and a seatback having seatback surface. A...
US-9,481,297 Illuminated steering assembly
A lighting system for a vehicle steering assembly is provided herein. The lighting system includes a steering wheel having a central hub and a rim connected to...
US-9,481,296 Illuminated chromatic emblem assembly with micro LEDS
An illuminated emblem assembly is provided that includes a power source, a backing member, and a light-producing assembly coupled to the power source and...
US-9,481,295 Emergency vehicle maneuver communications
Improved vehicle emergency lighting control may be implemented in a vehicle computer. Data may be collected related to a pursuit of a second vehicle. The...
US-9,481,277 Adjustable headrest
A headrest assembly includes a centrally disposed headrest bun having an upper portion and an adjustable lower portion. The adjustable lower portion is...
US-9,481,276 Operable armrest assembly for vehicle door and center console
A vehicle armrest assembly for a door and console includes a linear actuator extending vertically through at least a portion of an armrest substrate and having...
US-9,481,274 Vehicle armrest with structural fabric substrate
A vehicle armrest includes an inner armrest substrate having at least one buckling member extending to an outer armrest substrate. A gap is defined by the inner...
US-9,481,241 Cooling system for a vehicle solar panel
A vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes an engine, a vehicle body panel, a photovoltaic unit attached to the vehicle body panel, and a cooling arrangement....
US-9,481,220 Method for producing a transverse member
The disclosure relates to a method for producing a transverse member having a securable ball joint receiving member from a transverse member having an integral...
US-9,481,067 Method for making a brake disk
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a roller tool for roughening a friction ring of a brake disk, the roller tool including a roller body...
US-9,480,308 Buckle-tongue arrangement for four point seat belt system
A four-point seat belt system for restraining a vehicle occupant in a vehicle seat is disclosed. The system includes a four-point seat belt restraint system...
US-D770,337 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-9,479,924 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-9,479,601 Method and apparatus for seamless application portability over multiple environments
A system includes a processor configured to receive data, gathered by a vehicle, for use by a mobile application. The processor is further configured to receive...
US-9,479,095 Adaptive E-drive operation for electrified vehicle
A system is configured to receive vehicle state input, and in response to the vehicle state input, select an operational mode for PWM switching of electronics...
US-9,478,809 Flexible composite solid polymer electrochemical membrane
A solid state battery includes a flexible polymer sheet, and an array of solid state pillars supported by and extending through the sheet. Each of the pillars...
US-9,478,788 Bus bar locating feature and method
A battery assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a terminal holder, a terminal at least partially...
US-9,478,779 Cell to cell terminal connections for a high voltage battery
A traction battery assembly is provided which may include first and second arrays spaced apart and each having a plurality of battery cells. The battery cells...
US-9,478,137 Detecting and communicating lane splitting maneuver
A vehicle system includes a lane detector programmed to output a boundary signal representing a location of a lane boundary relative to a host vehicle. A...
US-9,477,894 System and method for measuring object height for overhead clearance detection
An overhead clearance system for a vehicle is configured to receive signals from wireless transceivers attached to objects that are towed or carried by the...
US-9,477,332 System and method for enabling touchscreen by passenger in moving vehicle
A system and method for controlling the performance of complex operations on a dashboard-mounted touchscreen in a vehicle moving above a predetermined minimal...
US-9,477,236 Vehicle system and method for providing anticipatory line pressure for transmission engagements
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present discourse includes, among other things, controlling a vehicle by pressurizing a transmission pump in...
US-9,476,719 Route-based distance to empty calculation for a vehicle
A vehicle includes an electric machine configured to provide torque to vehicle wheels, a battery electrically coupled with and configured to provide electric...
US-9,476,557 Low profile highly efficient vehicular LED modules and headlamps
A vehicle headlamp module is provided that includes a lens having a plurality of near-field lens elements, a canted input surface, an exit surface and a cavity...
US-9,476,549 Flexible light shield and diffuser
A flexible shield/diffuser attachment for a portable light, the light comprising a light emitting end emitting light generally along an axis is shown. The...
US-9,476,485 Diamond-like carbon coating on chain guides and tensioning arms for internal combustion engines
A nylon chain tensioning arm and nylon chain guide having diamond-like carbon coatings are provided. The diamond-like carbon coating is formed on the substrate...
US-9,476,481 Drive chain
Exemplary arrangements for drive chains are disclosed. In one exemplary arrangement, a tooth shaped link member for a drive chain comprises a web portion, a...
US-9,476,452 Transmission thrust washer with circulation circuit
An automatic transmission includes: a torque converter; a stator in the torque converter; and a thrust washer adjacent the stator. The thrust washer includes a...
US-9,476,450 Engine bearing block assembly
A bearing block assembly in an engine is provided. The bearing block assembly includes at least one bearing block to rotatably support an oil lubricated shaft...
US-9,476,444 Anti-rotation and pull resistant fastener inserts
An insert according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a body extending along an axis between a proximal portion and...
US-9,476,387 System for determining EGR cooler degradation
Systems and methods for diagnosing an EGR system are presented. The method provides for indicating EGR system degradation in response to a temperature at an...
US-9,476,375 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods are provided for controlling an engine in response to a pre-ignition event. A pre-ignition threshold and a pre-ignition mitigating action are adjusted...
US-9,476,365 Coordination of cam timing and blow-through air delivery
Methods and systems are provided for reducing turbo lag by directing intake air from an intake manifold to an exhaust manifold. The intake air may be directed...
US-9,476,364 Internal combustion engine having a plurality of exhaust ports per cylinder and charge exchange method for such...
A method for controlling valve actuation in an engine is provided. The method includes initiating combustion operation in a first cylinder, opening, via a first...
US-9,476,350 Turbocharger for an internal combustion engine and method for operating a turbocharged internal combustion engine
A turbocharger for an internal combustion engine includes an oil-lubricated bearing, a feed line for the oil and a throughflow limiter for the oil.
US-9,476,345 Engine cooling fan to reduce charge air cooler corrosion
Methods and systems are provided for reducing corrosion of a charge air cooler and preventing engine misfire due to condensate formation. In response to...
US-9,475,524 Expandable roof panel perimeter reinforcement
A vehicle roof frame includes an adhering structure having an adhesive carrier and an expanding structural adhesive coupled to at least a portion of an outer...
US-9,475,496 Modified autonomous vehicle settings
A vehicle includes at least one autonomous driving sensor configured to monitor at least one condition while operating in an autonomous mode. The vehicle...
US-9,475,495 Torque converter clutch capacity based on regenerative braking request
A vehicle includes an engine, a transmission, and an electric machine configured to provide drive torque and regenerative braking torque. The electric machine...
US-9,475,487 Temporary engine start or stop using paddle shifter
A vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, a driver interface having a first driver-activated selector, and a controller. The controller selectively...
US-9,475,483 Hybrid vehicle including a prevent powertrain gear hunting strategy
A vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes an engine, a motor, and a controller. The controller is programmed to inhibit a scheduled transmission downshift and...
US-9,475,479 Electrified vehicle neutral engine start
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, controlling an electrified vehicle by engaging a parking brake...
US-9,475,464 Sensor system and method for a vehicle
A system and method is provided for determining if a windshield wiper of a vehicle should be automatically activated. The system and method may include a sensor...
US-9,475,447 Vehicle seat back including a deployable device
A seat back includes a frame and a deployable device mounted to the frame. The deployable device includes a back panel, a front panel opposite the back panel,...
US-9,475,445 Vehicle airbag appendage
An airbag includes a primary portion and a secondary portion. The primary portion defines a first chamber and the secondary portion defines a second chamber...
US-9,475,441 Unique and efficient grille design with integrated energy absorber and energy absorber with locking feature
An energy absorber assembly for a motor vehicle includes a first deformable energy absorbing component and at least one deformable second energy absorbing...
US-9,475,423 Drivable compression clip
A lamp assembly is provided for installation in an opening of a vehicle body. The lamp assembly includes a lamp container having first and second sides, each of...
US-9,475,405 Vehicle occupant classification
A vehicle system includes at least two sensors. A first sensor is configured to output a child restraint signal indicating a presence of a child restraint...
US-9,475,381 System and method for reducing power train air resistance
A vehicle system, comprising an internal combustion engine, a transmission enclosed within a transmission case coupled to a gaseous fuel source, the...
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