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US-9,359,036 Folding bicycle
A bicycle frame includes a top tube, a head tube rotatably coupled to a forward portion of the top tube about a first pivot, a seat tube having an upper portion...
US-9,359,012 Tolerance compensator for a vehicle frame
A tolerance compensator for a vehicle frame includes a base member having an upper portion in keyed engagement with a roof structure. The tolerance compensator...
US-9,359,009 Object detection during vehicle parking
A computer in a vehicle is programmed to collect data related to an object; use the data to generate a virtual map of the object with respect to the vehicle;...
US-9,358,981 Methods and system for improving launching of a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for improving launching of a stopped hybrid vehicle are presented. The systems and methods adjust speed of a motor to reduce lag between an...
US-9,358,980 Methods and systems for a vehicle driveline control during varying driving conditions
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, driveline operating modes may be adjusted in response to driving...
US-9,358,979 Vehicle speed control apparatus and method
The present disclosure describes systems and methods for controlling the speed of a vehicle comprising: during a pulse phase of cruise control, applying engine...
US-9,358,974 Method and system for adjusting hybrid vehicle driveline torque
Methods and systems for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine torque estimate may be adapted in response to a torque...
US-9,358,972 Methods and systems for operating a vehicle driveline
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine is accelerated to a speed of a driveline integrated...
US-9,358,969 Load-based vehicle operating control
A hybrid vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine, both capable of propelling the vehicle. The electric machine is electrically connected to a high...
US-9,358,968 Cold temperature engine start
A method of starting a vehicle may include providing power to a motor to spin the motor at a speed at least equal to a target engine cranking speed while a...
US-9,358,953 Seat belt presenter fault indication
A vehicle system includes a seat belt buckle configured to receive a seat belt. The seat belt buckle is moveable between a first position and a second position....
US-9,358,944 Active bolster with hot-weld rivets
An active bolster for an automotive vehicle includes a plastic-molded outer trim panel with a welding track on an inside surface and a plastic-molded expandable...
US-9,358,930 Storage bin for a vehicle interior
A storage bin includes a base, a plurality of pins supported by and moveable relative to the base, and a locking plate. The locking plate includes a plurality...
US-9,358,929 Interior trim electronic device holder
An electronic device holder includes a vehicle pillar in which a vertical track assembly is disposed. First and second pivoting arms are pivotally coupled to...
US-9,358,899 Method for revitalizing and increasing lithium ion battery capacity
A hybrid or electric vehicle includes a lithium-ion battery and a controller. The controller is programmed to discharge the battery through an electrical load...
US-9,358,890 Hybrid vehicle braking system and method
A vehicle includes a powertrain having an electric machine, and friction brakes configured to resist rotation of a vehicle wheel. The further includes at least...
US-9,358,872 Controlling a powertrain and a clutch of a vehicle
A vehicle includes an engine and is at least partially propelled by a fraction battery and a traction motor. A clutch is configured to be coupled to the...
US-9,358,856 System off configuration for climate control system
A system off configuration for an automotive climate control system is provided. The climate control system includes a compressor having two downstream flow...
US-9,358,851 Independent wheel suspension for the non-driven wheels of a vehicle
An independent wheel suspension for the non-driven wheels of a vehicle comprises a wheel carrier for rotatably mounting a wheel of the vehicle, the wheel...
US-D758,279 Vehicle wheel
US-D758,278 Vehicle wheel
US-D758,259 Motor vehicle rear lower bumper cover
US-D758,257 Vehicle hood vent
US-D758,242 Folding bicycle
US-9,357,368 Method and system for launching an application
A computer-program product embodied in a non-transitory computer read-able medium that is programmed for communicating accident data to a vehicle computing...
US-9,356,325 Electrified vehicle battery pack monitoring assembly and method
An exemplary monitoring assembly includes, among other things, a controller configured to identify a change in an internal pressure of a battery cell using a...
US-9,356,270 Multi-tier traction battery assembly with alignment feature
A battery assembly includes a lower array including opposing endplates having upwardly protruding pins, and an upper array including opposing endplates having...
US-9,354,139 Headlamp aimer box
A headlamp aimer box includes a housing defining an opening and a tunnel, a window disposed within the opening, and a whiteboard disposed at one end of the...
US-9,353,853 Control of transmission latch valve
A transmission includes a latch valve with latched and de-latched states. In the de-latched state, the latch valve directs a control pressure to a clutch apply...
US-9,353,801 Electrified vehicle powertrain clutch
An exemplary clutch device of an electrified vehicle includes a first member having a plurality of lugs about an axis, and a second member including a plurality...
US-9,353,779 Molded encapsulated retainer
An encapsulated retainer comprises a barrel that defines a fastener-securing void. The barrel has a flange that extends about its periphery. The encapsulated...
US-9,353,708 Method and system for fuel vapor control
Methods and systems are provided for monitoring a fuel vapor recovery system including a fuel tank isolation valve coupled between a fuel tank and a canister....
US-9,353,699 Rapid zero flow lubrication methods for a high pressure pump
Methods are provided for rapid zero flow lubrication of a high pressure fuel pump, wherein a fuel rail pressure rapidly responds to commanded duty cycles. A...
US-9,353,672 Cooling system and method for a vehicle engine
An exemplary cooling system includes, among other things, a first pump to supply coolant to a cylinder head or cylinder block of an engine, a second pump to...
US-9,352,945 Extendable jack tool and jack assembly employing the same
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a jack tool including a first shaft including a first tail with a first protrusion connected to a...
US-9,352,777 Methods and systems for configuring of a trailer maneuvering system
A system for configuring a trailer model for a trailer maneuvering system is disclosed. The system comprises a controller having a memory and being operable to...
US-9,352,775 Method for determining assist torque offset and system using same
A vehicle having a driving assist system and an electric power assist steering system coupled to the driving assist system. The driving assist system transmits...
US-9,352,744 Hybrid vehicle braking limit determination system and method
A vehicle includes a powertrain having an electric machine configured to selectively apply regenerative torque to cause deceleration in response to braking...
US-9,352,737 Method and system for operating a hybrid powertrain
A method and a system for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, operation of a hybrid driveline is adjusted in response to...
US-9,352,731 Vehicle stability control system and method
A vehicle stability control system comprises a 5-sensor cluster and a stability controller configured to communicate with the 5-sensor cluster and receive...
US-9,352,716 Air bag door hinge for a motor vehicle
An automobile air bag mounting structure includes a chute defining an opening with a first wall extending from the opening, a cover fully sealing the opening,...
US-9,352,707 Compression limiting clip for a bracket assembly
A bracket assembly includes a polymer bracket that has a first side, a second side, and an opening that extends between the first and second sides. A...
US-9,352,706 Assembly of vehicle structural components at a common joint
An assembly includes a base component secured to vehicle frame components and a first body component having an inside surface abutting the base component. The...
US-9,352,694 Folding seat assembly for a motor vehicle
A folding seat assembly includes a pair of seats each of which has a backrest and a seat cushion. A luggage compartment cover housing is attached to each...
US-9,352,683 Traffic density sensitivity selector
Data is collected related one or more objects proximate to a first vehicle, the one or more objects including a second vehicle. The collected data is used to...
US-9,352,656 Temperature based electric machine control
A vehicle having at least one electric machine capable of propelling the vehicle is provided. An oil circulation path is provided that circulates oil through...
US-9,352,650 Rule-based cruise control system and method
A rule-based vehicle cruise-control system includes a computer in a vehicle, the computer including a processor and a memory, and the computer is configured to...
US-9,350,127 Self-locating busbar assembly and alignment method
A self-locating bus bar assembly for locating a bus bar on a cell terminal of a battery cell includes a bus bar locating tab adapted for attachment to the bus...
US-9,349,292 Vehicle with traffic flow reminder
A vehicle system having at least one sensor configured to output a range signal and a range-rate signal. The range signal represents a distance from a host...
US-9,349,231 Key fob security copy to a mobile phone
A mobile device having a transceiver, a microphone, and a processor programmed to control a vehicle function at a vehicle computing system based on a received...
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