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US-9,834,074 Vehicle sunroof with adjustable blind
An apparatus is provided for regulating conditions in a vehicle cabin associated with a roof including an opening. A sunroof selectively covers the opening to...
US-9,834,073 Two-zone adjustable sunroof shade
A dual zone shade assembly for a vehicle sunroof, moonroof, or panoramic roof, includes a central sliding shade guide and a pair of sliding shade panels all...
US-9,834,072 Liftgate assembly for a vehicle
A liftgate assembly for a vehicle includes an outer panel and an inner panel. The outer panel is adapted for mounting to a rear portion of a vehicle and...
US-9,834,069 Sun visor assembly for motor vehicles with pivoting mirror
A sun visor assembly is provided. The sun visor assembly includes a support, a visor body carried on the support and a mirror carried on the visor body. The...
US-9,834,057 Suspension stabilization system and related methods
A suspension stabilization system may include a stabilizer bar having an end configured to connect to a suspension component of a vehicle, and a torsion shaft...
US-9,833,792 Particle separation system
A method includes flowing a magnetic and non-magnetic particle-containing liquid across a rotor that has alternating pole electromagnets, energizing the...
US-9,831,872 Stationary control knob having proximity sensors
A vehicle input knob assembly is provided that includes a stationary knob located in a vehicle and having an outer peripheral surface with a plurality of radial...
US-9,831,870 Proximity switch assembly and method of tuning same
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly and tuning the assembly. The assembly includes proximity switches...
US-9,831,651 Cable fastening device
A fastening device for a cable is operatively connected to a motor vehicle. The fastening device includes a holder fixedly secured to the motor vehicle. The...
US-9,830,816 Antenna validation for vehicle-to-vehicle communication
Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed for antenna validation for vehicle-to-vehicle communication. An example disclosed vehicle includes a wireless...
US-9,829,979 Automotive touchscreen controls with simulated texture for haptic feedback
A vehicle control system uses a touchscreen display to displaying a graphical HMI and detect a contact point where touched by a user's finger. A haptic texture...
US-9,829,888 Distinguishing lane markings for a vehicle to follow
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for distinguishing lane markings for a vehicle to follow. Automated driving or...
US-9,829,883 Trailer backup assist system having remote control and user sight management
A system for backing a trailer with a vehicle is provided herein and includes a mobile electronic device with which a user inputs an intended backing path for...
US-9,829,411 Method of calibrating a wet clutch for generating transfer functions on a test bench
A bench test calibration method for generating wet clutch torque transfer functions includes obtaining in-vehicle clutch torques at a set of shift conditions;...
US-9,829,370 Methods and systems for fuel level indicators in a saddle fuel tank
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing fuel level indicators in a saddle fuel tank. In one example, a method may include determining degradation of...
US-9,829,324 Engine block heater failure detection
A vehicle system includes a sensor that measures an engine block heating characteristic associated with an engine block heater. A processing device is...
US-9,829,099 Transmission drive mode user selection systems and methods
A vehicle includes a powertrain having a transmission capable of operating in a plurality of modes to propel the vehicle. The vehicle also includes a steering...
US-9,828,964 Calibration of engine auto-stop delay times
A auto-stop/start vehicle with an engine and a battery includes at least one controller that calibrates an engine auto-stop delay time based on a state of...
US-9,828,955 Systems and methods for dedicated EGR cylinder exhaust gas temperature control
Systems and methods for increasing EGR gas temperature for an engine that includes at least one dedicated EGR cylinder. The dedicated EGR cylinder may provide...
US-9,828,951 Systems and methods for opportunistic vehicle evaporative emissions test diagnostic
Methods and systems are provided for opportunistically conducting an evaporative emissions test diagnostic procedure in order to indicate the presence or...
US-9,828,949 Method and system for humidity sensor diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for an engine including a humidity sensor. Degradation of the humidity sensor may be determined based on a change in intake air...
US-9,828,948 Method and system for determining knock control fluid composition
Methods and systems are provided for accurately determining the composition of a knock control fluid using sensors already present in the engine system. An...
US-9,828,924 Coordinated actuation to start an engine
A vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine coupled to a transmission element. The electric machine is also selectively coupled with the engine by a...
US-9,828,922 Supercharged internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas turbocharger and method for operating an internal...
Embodiments for inducing swirl upstream of a compressor are provided. In one example, a method includes during a first condition, flowing exhaust gas from...
US-9,828,222 Vehicle storage area lift assembly
A lift assembly for a utility vehicle storage area includes a floor supported by a scissor mechanism, an actuator for raising the scissor mechanism and the...
US-9,828,040 Multilayer component assembly for automobiles
An automotive aluminum alloy component assembly includes a first vehicle component defining a first joint region and a first cutout. The assembly also includes...
US-9,828,035 Vehicle body reinforcing brace
A vehicle body includes a roof rail elongated along a longitudinal axis, and first and second bows each connected to the roof rail. A brace includes a base, a...
US-9,827,992 Driver anomaly detection
Vehicle trajectory data is obtained. A variance of the trajectory data is recursively determined. A speed-dependent weighting function is computed to obtain a...
US-9,827,986 System and methods for adaptive cruise control based on user defined parameters
Systems and methods for adaptive cruise control based on user defined parameters are disclosed. An example disclosed vehicle includes a GPS receiver configured...
US-9,827,980 Load-based vehicle operating control
A hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine, both capable of providing propulsion power. A clutch is configured to selectively couple...
US-9,827,978 Method of engaging transmission system of a hybrid vehicle
A traction motor of a hybrid electric vehicle drives a primary pump to provide pressurized hydraulic fluid to engage a power flow path of a multi-ratio...
US-9,827,975 Methods and systems for improving transmission shifting
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine is couple to a transmission in response to a...
US-9,827,974 Methods and system for positioning an engine
Systems and methods for positioning an engine during engine stopping and during vehicle activation are described. In one example, a belt integrated...
US-9,827,970 Vehicle stopping assist and speed control system
A vehicle, a vehicle speed control system, and a method of controlling vehicle speed are provided. The vehicle may include a powertrain and a controller. The...
US-9,827,969 Controlling powertrain torque in a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine, both capable of providing torque to transmission gearing. A clutch is disposed between the...
US-9,827,955 Systems and methods to improve fuel economy using adaptive cruise in a hybrid electric vehicle when approaching...
A method for controlling a vehicle includes automatically controlling vehicle brakes to decelerate the vehicle at a braking deceleration rate in response to an...
US-9,827,950 Locking assembly and method with authenticated unlocking of electric vehicle supply equipment
An exemplary locking assembly includes, among other things, a lock that transitions between a first state that prevents disengaging electric vehicle supply...
US-9,827,947 Load limiting seat belt buckle assemblies
A seat belt buckle assembly includes a buckle housing; a plate extending from the buckle housing and defining a slot; and a bracket including a rivet engaged in...
US-9,827,939 Airbag with individually tunable compartments
An airbag includes a manifold having an outer panel and an inflation chamber defined at least in party by the outer panel. The airbag further includes a first...
US-9,827,935 Collision sensing apparatus
An apparatus includes a center component defining a center chamber therein and first and second side components defining first and second chambers therein,...
US-9,827,933 Energy absorber with fixed angled fins
An energy absorbing system includes a carrier having a wall extending along a longitudinal axis. The energy absorber has a first leg and a second leg extending...
US-9,827,931 Bumper reinforcing assembly
A vehicle front end includes a bumper and a carrier attached to the bumper. A plurality of fins are movably attached to the carrier and are spaced from each...
US-9,827,926 Cowl trim assembly with sliding cover
A cowl trim assembly is provided. That cowl trim assembly includes a panel and a sliding cover carried on the panel. More specifically, the panel includes a...
US-9,827,924 Methods and systems for loss of communication detection in a vehicle network
Methods and systems are provided for detecting loss of communication in a vehicle network. In one example, a method may include determining a diagnostic time...
US-9,827,914 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-9,827,903 Illuminated trim panel
A light system for a vehicle is provided herein. The light system includes a trim panel having an upper portion disposed proximately to an opening. A light...
US-9,827,861 System and method for vehicle battery charging
A vehicle power system includes a traction battery and a battery charger. The battery charger has an electrical output and a capacitor electrically connected...
US-9,827,846 Traction battery cooling system
A vehicle includes a traction battery and a cooling system. The cooling system has a chiller, a radiator, and conduit and valving arranged to form a thermal...
US-9,827,829 Deployable vent for automotive ventilation system
A ventilation system is provided for a transportation vehicle having a passenger cabin with an interior trim surface. A stationary duct segment receives an...
US-9,827,827 Method for preventing condensation on vehicle windows
Methods and systems are described for preventing condensation on a windshield and other windows of a parked vehicle. One method includes following the vehicle...
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