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US-9,381,973 Modular bicycle
An e-bike center module includes a substantially straight first center module connecting surface that is releasably connectable to a substantially straight...
US-9,381,922 Detection of parking maneuver in a motor vehicle
A motor vehicle detects the occurrence of a parking maneuver using a speed sensor, a transmission gear identifier, and a steering angle sensor. A driver assist...
US-9,381,915 Vehicle side impact control
A vehicle system includes a sensor and a processing device. The sensor is configured to detect an impact vehicle. The processing device is programmed to predict...
US-9,381,909 Methods and systems for transitioning between braking modes
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a method for transitioning between driveline braking and wheel...
US-9,381,890 Method and apparatus for biometric vehicle activation
A system includes a processor configured to detect push-to-start (PTS) button engagement. The processor is also configured to scan a finger positioned on a...
US-9,381,877 Method for operating a motor vehicle in a presentation mode
A method for operating a motor vehicle having one or more electrical systems/devices, wherein the systems/devices are operable in at least two different modes....
US-9,381,871 Vehicle cargo organiser
A cargo organiser 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-9,381,843 Modular cup holder assembly
A cup holder assembly includes a first body defining an upper sidewall between a first open end and a second open end and a second body defining a lower...
US-9,381,825 State of charge quality based cell balancing control
Hybrid-electric and pure electric vehicles include a traction battery comprised of many cells. During repeated charge and discharge cycles, the state of charge...
US-9,381,824 Circuit and method for detection of battery cell drain
A vehicle includes a traction battery and a battery management system. The battery management system includes a controller programmed to output a drained cell...
US-9,381,823 Real-time battery estimation
Vehicle systems and methods can include a traction battery and a controller to implement a state estimator configured to output battery state based on internal...
US-9,381,819 Method and apparatus for charging or discharging and electrical device by controlling switches
An apparatus for charging and discharging an electrical device in a vehicle is provided with a first power source for providing low voltage energy and a second...
US-9,381,468 Enhanced real-time ammonia slip detection
Systems and methods for detecting ammonia slip in an exhaust system based upon transient NOx sensor responses are described. In one example method, an exhaust...
US-D760,933 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D760,636 Vehicle wheel
US-D760,634 Vehicle upper liftgate
US-D760,630 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
US-9,380,540 Key fob transmission compensation
A method comprising for adjusting a power level in a key fob includes transmitting a first output signal at a first power setting. A feedback signal is received...
US-9,380,158 Method and apparatus for do not disturb message delivery
A computer implemented method includes detecting a vehicle state for which a user is to be notified. The method also includes sending a notification for a user...
US-9,379,828 Multiple transceiver and antenna verification system
A system includes a control unit and multiple transceivers connected by a communication bus. The transceivers are respectively connected to antennas. The...
US-9,378,595 Instantaneous status to target gauge for vehicle application
A vehicle includes a display and a controller that operates the display. A first icon representing a reference energy consumption value based on a predetermined...
US-9,377,314 Reduced network flow and computational load using a spatial and temporal variable scheduler
A vehicle includes a navigation system and a processing device. The navigation system is configured to identify a current location of the vehicle, a destination...
US-9,377,177 Flexible photoluminescent light shield and diffuser
A flexible photoluminescent shield/diffuser attachment for a portable light, the light comprising a light emitting end emitting light generally along an axis is...
US-9,376,991 Passive venturi pump for leak diagnostics and refueling
Systems and methods for operating a hybrid electric vehicle with a passive venturi pump are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises: during...
US-9,376,989 Fuel tank pressure relief valve cleaning
Methods and systems for cleaning a pressure relieve valve for a fuel tank are disclosed. In one example approach a method for cleaning a pressure relief valve...
US-9,376,972 Method and system for binary flow turbine control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the opening of a scroll valve of a binary flow turbine. Scroll valve adjustments are used at different engine...
US-9,376,969 Air intake system hydrocarbon trap purging
Methods and systems for passively purging a hydrocarbon trap in an engine intake in a vehicle are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises, in...
US-9,376,968 Methods and systems for fuel ethanol content determination via an oxygen sensor
Methods are provided for accurately learning part-to-part variability of an intake or exhaust oxygen sensor. A correction factor is learned based on sensor...
US-9,376,967 Auto-ignition internal combustion engine with partial deactivation and method for the operation of an internal...
Methods and systems are provided for optimizing the operation of a multi-cylinder auto-ignition internal combustion engine. In one example, cylinders of the...
US-9,376,949 Air-injection system to improve effectiveness of selective catalytic reduction catalyst
Embodiments are described to improve the durability of a lean NO.sub.x aftertreatment system. According to one embodiment of the present invention an air...
US-9,376,144 Sorb energy management crossmember
An apparatus turns a front wheel of a vehicle inward during an offset frontal impact. The apparatus includes a first frame rail and a second frame rail spaced...
US-9,376,143 Deflector with frame rail follower and guide on deflector end
A deflector assembly for a vehicle having a bumper and a frame rail that are connected by a crush-can. The deflector assembly absorbs impact forces in a small...
US-9,376,099 Smart transmission shift delay method and system for climate control for a vehicle
A method and system for the cancellation of transmission shift delay as a function of an optimum target temperature is disclosed. Once the pre-selected optimum...
US-9,376,085 Active bolster vent distribution for stress and load management
An active bolster mounts at an interior trim surface of a passenger compartment in an automotive vehicle. A plastic-molded front wall deploys in a deployment...
US-9,376,078 Seat mechanism inertia locking system
An inertia locking system for a seat of a vehicle includes a base member that is fixed to a seat structure and a Double D shaped shaft that rotates with a cam...
US-9,376,073 Vehicle frame component
A vehicle frame component for limiting the movement of the wheel of the vehicle toward the cab of a cab on frame vehicle including a base member welded to...
US-9,376,058 Fluid level indicator using photoluminescent illumination
An illumination system for a vehicle container includes a fluid container, a photoluminescent portion disposed on the container, and a light source located...
US-9,376,043 Cushion pan for a vehicle seat assembly
A cushion pan for a vehicle seating assembly includes a body portion having at least one pocket including a module retention aperture disposed therein. First...
US-9,375,775 Hydromechanical drawing process and machine
A hydromechanical forming tool is disclosed that may include electro-hydraulic forming chambers in which a stored charge circuit may be discharged through...
US-9,374,562 System and method for calculating a horizontal camera to target distance
A system and method for calculating a horizontal camera to target distance is provided. A camera on board a vehicle is configured to image a target on a trailer...
US-9,374,135 Method and apparatus for alerting a user to presence of an item in a vehicle
Method and apparatus for alerting a user to presence within a vehicle of an item having an active near-field communication device (NFCD) associated therewith,...
US-9,373,044 Trailer lane departure warning system
A lane departure warning system has a trailer detector for detecting that a trailer is attached to a vehicle, a lane boundary detector for detecting a position...
US-9,372,234 Detection method of current sensor faults in the e-drive system by using the voltage command error
Systems, apparatus, and methods detect a current sensor error in an FOC electric machine system. A voltage command is monitored to detect the presence of an ac...
US-9,371,903 Method for shifting a shift-by-wire transmission without engine power
A vehicle according to the present disclosure includes a shift-by-wire transmission, a pressure source configured to selectively provide hydraulic pressure in...
US-9,371,875 Ventilated brake rotors
A brake rotor for attachment to a wheel of a vehicle may include an outer friction member and an inner friction member. The brake rotor may further include a...
US-9,371,790 Methods and systems for controlling fuel injection
Various systems and methods are provided for controlling fuel injection to an engine. In one example, fuel injection timing of a cylinder of the engine is...
US-9,371,783 Method and system for improved dilution tolerance
Methods and systems are provided for expediting purging of LP-EGR from an air intake system during conditions of decreasing engine load. During a tip-out, an...
US-9,371,766 Engine-on time predictor for aftertreatment scheduling for a vehicle
A method to control a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) having a compression ignition engine includes operating the engine based on an engine-on request and...
US-9,371,094 Plastic panel attachment joint for fascia to fender execution
An attachment joint for attaching a first panel to a second panel includes a threaded bolt, a cooperating speed nut, and a support plate interposed between the...
US-9,371,074 Method of controlling aspirator motive flow
Methods and systems are provided for controlling an aspirator shut-off valve in an engine of a hybrid vehicle. One example method includes opening the aspirator...
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