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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...
US-9,371,071 Method for refueling motor vehicles
A computer-implemented method includes determining, via a vehicle computer, that a current fuel-tank fill-level matches a stored fill-level, stored prior to a...
US-9,371,066 Adjusting clutch slip based on sensed parameter of transmission shaft to control vehicle NVH
A vehicle powertrain includes a transmission and a clutch. The slip of the clutch is adjusted to a predefined target where a sensed parameter of a shaft of the...
US-9,371,050 Impact tubing for pedestrian protection sensor for automotive vehicle
A sensing and injury mitigation system for a vehicle to identify an object in an impact event is disclosed. The system includes an impact sensing unit...
US-9,371,048 Energy absorbing member for a bumper assembly of a vehicle
An energy absorbing member for a bumper assembly of a vehicle includes an open-celled foam. A magnetorheological fluid is disposed in the open-celled foam. A...
US-9,371,044 Vehicle panel and emblem
An emblem assembly for a vehicle having a number of attachment features such as two locating-pins, two opposing force clips, an orthogonal force clip, and an...
US-9,371,043 Vehicle trim panel having storage compartment with biased access openings
A vehicle trim panel is provided including a body. The body has a storage compartment, a first access opening to the storage compartment biased in a first...
US-9,371,039 Storage assembly with deployable layer
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a storage assembly, which includes a housing, a tray positioned within the housing and including first...
US-9,371,035 Lighted vehicle bin assembly and method of calibrating same
A lighted vehicle bin assembly that activates a light source based on motion and recalibrates a sensor is provided. The lighted vehicle bin assembly includes a...
US-9,371,033 Vehicle sunshade assembly
A sunshade assembly for a vehicle is provided herein. The sunshade assembly includes a housing and a light-producing assembly coupled to the housing. The...
US-9,371,004 Internal vehicle telematics data access
A nomadic device may connect to a vehicle computing system (VCS) and be configured to identify data element parameter information associated with a gauge to be...
US-9,371,000 Transmission having integrated transmission pump and accessory drive
A transmission includes provisions to mount two accessory drive units and to transmit power to the accessory drive units from an engine. The accessories are...
US-9,370,811 Method of calibrating an extruded straight tube
A method and tool for calibrating an extruded tube for use in a manufacturing operation. According to the method, the tube is stretched while in a clamping tool...
US-9,370,316 MRI estimation of contrast agent concentration using a neural network approach
The invention comprises systems, methods, and apparatus to correlate changes in MRI data with CA concentration, using an adaptive neural network In MRI...
US-9,369,830 Method and system for launching an application
A mobile device comprising at least one controller in communication with one or more transceivers. The one or more transceivers are capable of communication...
US-9,369,071 Discontinuous pulse width modulation
A discontinuous pulse width modulation technique is used in a controller to control an inverter that converts DC battery power to AC power to operate an...
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