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US-9,994,184 Vehicle side airbag with secondary chamber
A side curtain airbag that has a rear chamber, a front chamber and a secondary chamber affixed to said front chamber. The side curtain air bag has tear...
US-9,994,182 Roof mounted partitioning airbag
An airbag assembly includes an airbag, roof mounting tethers, guide tethers and guides. The airbag when inflated has an upper part at a roof and a lower part...
US-9,994,181 Vehicle seat including airbag
A vehicle seat includes a seatback extending from a first side to a second side. An airbag assembly having a housing is supported by the seatback at one of the...
US-9,994,172 Methods and systems to determine and communicate driver performance
A method of rating driver effectiveness based on vehicle data compared to other vehicles that have driven over the same road segment includes storing driving...
US-9,994,168 Active dent shield for vehicle door
A dent shield for a vehicle door includes a running board having a first position for stepping into the vehicle door. The running board conceals or at least...
US-9,994,167 Active vehicle interior trim panel with accordion fold
An active trim panel is for covering at least a portion of a pillar in a vehicle interior. The panel may include a body for covering the portion of the pillar....
US-9,994,166 Dual molded grab handle spacer for a motor vehicle
A grab handle spacer includes a first fastener receiver, a second fastener receiver and a first integral articulating joint. The grab handle spacer is dual...
US-9,994,150 Child seat monitoring system and method
Embodiments include a vehicle comprising a user interface, a first sensor coupled to a child seat for detecting a child seat belt status; a gear selector for...
US-9,994,144 Illuminated automotive glazings
A vehicle is provided that includes a glazing that has a first glass substrate and a second glass substrate. A polymeric interlayer is positioned between the...
US-9,994,140 Floor mat with integral heel blocker
A floor mat is provided for a motor vehicle. The floor mat includes a debris pan and a debris retaining wall encompassing the debris pan. In addition, the floor...
US-9,994,138 Seat with deployable plastic beam
A beam module for a vehicle seat is mounted at a front of a seat, on top of a seat pan and underneath a seat cushion. The module includes a molded plastic beam....
US-9,994,137 Deformable armrest having a patterned array of channels
An automotive armrest includes an elastic core defining a patterned array of channels extending therethrough such that the elastic core exhibits a predetermined...
US-9,994,135 Independent cushion thigh support
A vehicle seating assembly includes a base seat defining a seating surface configured to position an H-point of an occupant at a predetermined location. The...
US-9,994,134 Seat cushion pan assembly
A vehicle seating assembly having a seat back including a polymeric body portion defining a support frame having a plurality of forwardly extending connection...
US-9,994,125 System and method for vehicle seat monitoring
Embodiments include a vehicle comprising a seat, a first sensor coupled to the seat for detecting a seat angle, and a processor communicatively coupled to the...
US-9,994,120 Electrified vehicle method and system for charging during a non-drive cycle
An exemplary electrified vehicle charging method includes waking a portion of an electrified vehicle, reading a state of charge for a battery of the electrified...
US-9,994,110 Dual gate solid state devices to reduce switching loss
A vehicle includes an electric machine that provides propulsive force to the vehicle, and a power inverter that supplies power from a traction battery to the...
US-9,994,108 Regenerative braking power distribution
A vehicle system includes a voltage converter configured to electrically isolate and convert power transferred between high voltage (HV) and low voltage (LV)...
US-9,994,102 Transmission having power take-off
A transmission includes a primary drive gear fixed to an input shaft and an idler gear meshing with the primary drive gear. A transmission pump is arranged to...
US-9,994,089 Vehicle curtain
A vehicle includes a lift gate operable between the open and closed positions and includes an interior trim panel. A track assembly is positioned on a perimeter...
US-9,993,999 Laminated windshield with defined break path
A laminated windshield includes an outer glass layer, an inner glass layer and an intermediate plastic layer or interlayer that prevents the windshield from...
US-9,993,968 Manufacture of a compact ejector system for a boosted internal combustion engine
Vapors in the fuel tank of a vehicle are collected in a carbon canister. An ejector or aspirator is used to purge the carbon canister in a pressure-charged...
US-9,993,892 Welding method and apparatus
A method and an apparatus for joining first and second sheet metal parts includes a support where the first and second parts are positioned with an edge of the...
US-D820,184 Vehicle wheel
US-D820,183 Vehicle liftgate
US-D820,163 Vehicle exterior
US-D820,162 Vehicle exterior
US-D820,106 Bottle
US-9,992,317 System and method of facilitating communication between a mobile device and vehicle computer system
A vehicle computer system comprising a wireless transceiver configured to communicate with a mobile device. The vehicle computer system further includes a...
US-9,991,880 Discrete power switching devices with reduced common source inductance
Routing of a gate signal for controlling a discrete power switching device (such as in an inverter for an electric vehicle drive) is configured to compensate...
US-9,989,578 Self-warning system for unlocked connectors
A sealing gasket for an electrical connector system includes a resilient element configured to seal an interface between a header surface and a connector...
US-9,989,216 Interior exterior moving designs
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises at least one vehicle panel having a first photoluminescent portion...
US-9,989,059 Noise-reduction mechanism for oil pump
A noise-reduction mechanism is coupled to a portion of an oil-pump system and includes various tunable components that are configurable to affect specific...
US-9,989,029 Method and device for determining a charge air mass flow rate
A method for determining charge air mass flow rate comprises a turbocharger speed sensor with a closed loop observer that is based on a modeled turbocharger...
US-9,989,026 Fuel pump with quiet rotating suction valve
A fuel system including a high pressure fuel pump with a quite fuel metering valve is disclosed. In one example, the quite fuel metering valve may be driven via...
US-9,989,024 Fuel delivery assembly
A fuel delivery assembly in an engine is provided herein. The fuel delivery assembly includes a surge pot including a housing with an inner wall enclosing fuel...
US-9,989,023 Methods and systems for increasing airflow through a charge air cooler to decrease charge air cooler condensate
Methods and systems are provided for increasing airflow through a charge air cooler (CAC) in order to purge condensate from the CAC. In one example, a method...
US-9,989,020 Auto-ignition internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas turbocharging and exhaust-gas recirculation
Embodiments of an internal combustion engine are provided. In one example, an engine includes at least one cylinder, an intake system for supplying charge air...
US-9,989,018 System and methods for fuel system recirculation tube diagnostic
Methods and systems are provided for indicating restrictions in a fuel system vapor recirculation line. In one example, a fuel tank is evacuated responsive to a...
US-9,988,997 Method and system for engine temperature control
Methods and systems are provided to improve engine temperature control. Cylinders scheduled for deactivation may have their exhaust retained in the cylinder by...
US-9,988,994 Systems and methods for EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing torque transients experienced when a dedicated EGR cylinder is deactivated to reduce EGR. Before deactivating the...
US-9,988,954 System and method for reducing engine oil dilution
Methods and systems are provided for filtering an oil dilution amount based on a current value of the oil dilution amount. In one example, filtering the oil...
US-9,988,949 Method and system for variable cam timing device
Methods and systems are described for an engine with a cam torque actuated variable cam timing phaser. Phaser positioning control is improved by reducing...
US-9,988,103 Tailgate assembly and method for accessing a cargo box of a pickup truck hitched to a trailer
A method is provided for lowering a tailgate of a motor vehicle when that motor vehicle is hitched to a trailer having a component that interferes with the...
US-9,988,093 Exoskeleton vehicle upper body structure
A vehicle body exoskeleton includes a plurality of nodes each defining a receptacle. A plurality of tubes have first and second end portions smaller than and...
US-9,988,046 Enhanced collision avoidance
A driver input representing a steering maneuver associated with non-autonomous operation of a host vehicle is detected. A first target vehicle in an adjacent...
US-9,988,041 System and method for controlling a vehicle powertrain
A system and method for controlling a vehicle powertrain including an engine and a motor operable to propel the vehicle includes reducing a torque of the motor...
US-9,988,038 Methods and system for controlling torque flow through a torque converter
Systems and methods for operating a hybrid vehicle driveline that includes an engine and a motor are presented. In one example, the systems and methods include...
US-9,988,037 Driving scenario prediction and automatic vehicle setting adjustment
A vehicle processor may track vehicle input during vehicle traversal of a travel path within a location region, match the vehicle input against a condition of a...
US-9,988,036 Clutch and electric machine control for driveline damping
A vehicle includes an engine, a traction motor, a clutch, and a controller. The clutch selectively couples the traction motor to wheels. The controller, in...
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