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US-9,297,282 Cam phaser system and method
An engine system is provided. The engine system includes a drive component coupled to a first end of a camshaft and mechanically coupled to a crankshaft and a...
US-9,296,432 Aluminum alloy vehicle structural component defining an out-of-plane aperture
An aluminum alloy vehicle structural component defining an out-of-plane aperture with its main portion. A recessed portion is inset from the main portion having...
US-9,296,431 Vehicle upper body structural brace
A vehicle upper body structural brace apparatus includes a first member having a first end in a rear region of a vehicle and second and third members each...
US-9,296,423 Maximum trailer angle determination and control for a trailer backup assist system
The trailer backup assist system has a human machine interface coupled to a controller having a setup module, a calibration module, an activation module and a...
US-9,296,422 Trailer angle detection target plausibility
According to one aspect of the present invention, a system for determining target plausibility is comprised of an imaging device for imaging a scene and...
US-9,296,421 Vehicle target identification using human gesture recognition
A trailer target detection system includes a camera located on a vehicle and arranged to capture video images of a trailer towed by the vehicle. The system...
US-9,296,391 E-drive torque sensing vehicle state estimation methods for vehicle control
Vehicle state estimation methods include measuring torque, using the measured torque to formulate a vehicle state estimation for vehicle control and applying...
US-9,296,390 Hybrid vehicle exhaust diagnostics
Methods are provided for performing diagnostic routines in a hybrid vehicle. In one example approach, a method for operating a hybrid vehicle comprises...
US-9,296,388 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for extending an engine-off period of a hybrid vehicle while reducing engine cold-start emissions. During an engine pull-up to...
US-9,296,387 Methods and systems for transitioning between driveline braking modes
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a method for transitioning between regenerative braking and...
US-9,296,380 Prestroking engine disconnect clutch in a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine selectively coupled to one another via a clutch. In one mode of operation, the vehicle can be...
US-9,296,358 Head, torso and knee combo airbag
A motor vehicle airbag system comprises a dual chambered combined head, torso, and knee airbag having a head and torso chamber and a lower extremities chamber...
US-9,296,341 Tip out style vehicle interior door
A console assembly includes a console assembly housing with a member disposed within a wall thereof that is rotatable between a plurality of positions. The...
US-9,296,310 Traction battery thermal management system
A traction battery assembly includes a battery array having a plurality of stacked cells and a pair of thermal plates arranged to sandwich the array...
US-9,296,309 Customized battery charging
A vehicle is provided with a motor that is connected to a storage device. The motor is configured to provide drive torque and the storage device is configured...
US-9,296,301 Environment-aware regenerative braking energy calculation method
A method of operating a vehicle includes implementing regenerative braking of the vehicle using discounted regeneration energy based on physical route...
US-9,296,296 Front end accessory drive bracket and mounting method for an engine
Methods and systems are provided for a bracket and surrounding structure for mounting a front end accessory drive component, such as an alternator, to an...
US-9,296,293 Vehicle load management structure
A vehicle structure includes a first member extending obliquely beneath an outer surface of an underbody component, and a second member extending at an acute...
US-9,296,290 Multiple-ratio transmission downshift strategy for hybrid electric vehicle powertrains
A control system and method for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain supplies battery power boost torque to vehicle traction wheels to modify shift points for a...
US-9,296,037 Electro-hydraulic rivet and method of riveting and welding parts
A method of riveting two metal parts through a hole with an electro-hydraulic riveting tool. The electro-hydraulic riveting tool includes a tube that is...
US-9,295,736 Polymer nanoparticles coated by magnetic metal oxide and uses thereof
The invention provides nanoparticles consisting of a polymer which is a metal chelating agent coated with a magnetic metal oxide, wherein at least one active...
US-D752,487 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-9,292,976 Efficiency gauge for plug-in electric vehicle
A user interface for a vehicle may include an information display configured to display an efficiency gauge having an efficiency indicator. The position of the...
US-9,292,952 Task manager and method for managing tasks of an information system
Information about a device may be emotively conveyed to a user of the device. Input indicative of an operating state of the device may be received. The input...
US-9,291,879 Hidden camera system for vehicle
A hidden camera system for a vehicle includes a cover, a camera, a drive motor and a linkage connecting the drive motor to the cover and the camera. A first...
US-9,291,659 Antenna blockage detection
A system includes an antenna having a substrate and a plurality of antenna elements disposed on the substrate. A processing device is configured to measure an...
US-9,291,405 Battery pack liquid channel and coldplate cooling system
A cooling system may be operable to cool a battery pack or other device through a heat exchange operation supported, at least in part, with cycling of a coolant...
US-9,291,324 Center high mounted stop light
A center high mounted stop light assembly for use in a vehicle includes a stop light housing movable in a passage located center high on a rear end of the...
US-9,291,256 Method for preheating a powertrain
Methods and systems are described for heating a powertrain prior to an engine start. One method includes heating a coolant by circulating the coolant through a...
US-9,291,244 Nine speed automatic transmission
Transmissions with at least four gearing-arrangements and six clutches that produce nine forward speeds and one reverse. The gearing-arrangements may be simple...
US-9,291,182 Vehicle attachment system having a domed-head fastener
An attachment system for mounting a trim component to a vehicle body panel having an aperture includes a self-locating fastener affixed to the trim component....
US-9,291,179 Fastener system with dissimilar metals
An article, for use in coupling a first member including a first material to a second member including a second material different than the first material,...
US-9,291,128 System and methods for evaporative emissions leak detection based on a vehicle location
A method for detecting evaporative emissions system leaks, comprising: adjusting a leak detection threshold based on a vehicle geographical location including...
US-9,290,229 Bicycle chain stay coupling
A bicycle chain stay coupling apparatus includes a first bracket component coupled to a seat tube of a bicycle frame, a connecting component of a chain stay of...
US-9,290,227 Towable bicycle
A bicycle frame includes a head tube rotatably supporting first and second handlebars, and the handlebars each selectively pivot to a tow position extending...
US-9,290,212 Carbon fiber prepreg-wrapped beam structures
A beam sub-assembly for a vehicle includes a beam member and at least one carbon-fiber prepreg bonded to a first portion of an exterior surface of the beam...
US-9,290,204 Hitch angle monitoring system and method
A hitch angle monitoring system and method are provided. A display shows an imaged scene of a hitch connection between a tow vehicle and a trailer. A processor...
US-9,290,203 Trailer length estimation in hitch angle applications
A vehicle system for estimating a trailer length is disclosed and includes a first sensor for measuring a wheel steer angle and a second sensor for measuring a...
US-9,290,202 System and method of calibrating a trailer backup assist system
A system and a method are provided for calibrating a backup assist system for a trailer attached to a vehicle. The method includes driving the vehicle forward...
US-9,290,186 Messaging via vehicle steering wheel
One of a condition affecting a vehicle and a planned action of the vehicle are identified. An instruction is provided to actuate movement of a steering wheel in...
US-9,290,165 Vehicle loading based vehicle dynamic and safety related characteristic adjusting system
A method of controlling a controllable chassis system or a safety system (44) for a vehicle (10) includes determining an added mass placed on the vehicle and...
US-9,290,142 Bumper mounted deployable upper leg catcher for pedestrian protection
A pedestrian protection apparatus for a motor vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus includes a catcher beam and a catcher beam support assembly including a...
US-9,290,123 Vehicle light system with illuminating roof rack
A vehicle lighting system is provided herein. The lighting system includes a roof rack including at least one side rail having a photoluminescent portion...
US-9,290,117 Armrest lock for vehicle seat
A lock assembly for selectively and releasably holding a pivoting armrest of a vehicle in place relative to an adjacent seat back is disclosed. The lock...
US-9,290,083 Glass sealing system
A vehicle glass run system includes an inner panel that is coupled to a ring frame. The inner panel, as coupled to the ring frame, defines an assembly. The...
US-9,290,076 Ventilation control device for a motor vehicle
A ventilation system of a motor vehicle includes a first air control flap driven by a first mechanism, a second air control flap driven by a second mechanism,...
US-D751,961 Vehicle front upper grille trim
US-9,287,864 Proximity switch assembly and calibration method therefor
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly and calibrating the switch assembly. The assembly includes...
US-9,287,596 Air-cooled battery module for a vehicle
A high voltage battery module comprises a plurality of battery cells stacked in an array. The array is covered on its ends by a pair of opposing end plates, and...
US-9,287,547 Material and coating for interconnector busbars
In one embodiment, an electrochemical system includes an interconnector busbar including a substrate and a coating contacting the substrate, the coating...
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