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US-9,347,825 Vehicle lamps with uniform apparent brightness
A Parabolic-Type reflector has a uniform Apparent Brightness over the reflector surface. A model of the reflector is divided into a plurality of elements...
US-9,347,634 Illuminating floor mat with wireless power transfer
An illuminable mat adapted for use in a variety of settings is provided. The illuminable mat includes an illuminable region and a light source that illuminates...
US-9,347,557 Transmission gear shift indication adjustment
Methods and systems are provided for operating a vehicle with a transmission. In one example approach, a method for a vehicle comprises, during a transmission...
US-9,347,519 Strap mounting for pendulum dampers
A pendulum damper fixed to a rotating element of an engine comprises a pendulum anchor, a pendulum, and a flexible metal strap attaching the pendulum and...
US-9,347,518 Vibration-isolating bracket assembly
In one or more embodiments, a vibration-isolating bracket assembly includes an elastic donut including a main aperture, a first bracket including a tongue with...
US-9,347,390 Engine de-choking in response to an engine flood event
A method may comprise automatically de-choking an engine and cranking the engine in response to an engine flood event, wherein automatically de-choking the...
US-9,347,368 Method and system for fuel vapor management
Methods and systems are provided for shared handling of fuel vapor purge and crankcase ventilation in an engine system. Fuel vapors from each of a canister and...
US-9,347,364 Temperature control arrangement for transmission oil in a motor vehicle and method for controlling the...
A temperature control arrangement for transmission oil in a motor vehicle comprises a coolant circuit which fluidly connects an internal combustion engine and a...
US-9,346,514 Folding handlebar mount
An apparatus includes a base configured to engage a frame stem of a bicycle and first and second handlebar brackets rotatably coupled to the base about a pivot....
US-9,346,490 Tapered involute sector gear and variable ratio rack recirculating-ball style steering gearbox
A recirculating-ball style gearbox for a vehicle steering system is provided. The gearbox has a rack with rack-teeth that are capable of providing variable...
US-9,346,469 Method and system for engine and powertrain control
Methods and systems are provided for expediting updating a vehicle's powertrain calibration table. The table is updated with data generated on-board a given...
US-9,346,460 All-wheel-drive system interaction with fuel savings operation of a motor vehicle
A method for controlling vehicle powertrain operation includes activating all-wheel-drive or 4.times.4-operation provided one of an environmental condition,...
US-9,346,452 Predicting energy consumption for an electric vehicle using variations in past energy consumption
An example method of controlling an electric vehicle includes altering operation of an electric vehicle in response to a predicted energy consumption rate. The...
US-9,346,451 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for slowly rotating an engine, unfueled, via a motor prior to an imminent engine restart to heat the engine. By rotating the...
US-9,346,439 Steering wheel mounted trailer brake controllers and systems
A trailer brake controller for a motor vehicle may include a control unit configured to be mounted to a spoke of a steering wheel of the vehicle, and a brake...
US-9,346,424 Rigid device for low speed damageability of vehicles
A bumper assembly includes a beam and a rigid device. The beam is at least partially spaced from a vehicle fascia. The rigid device is disposed on the beam in a...
US-9,346,406 Motor vehicle equipped with dynamic floor section
A vehicle incorporates a storage area with a dynamic floor section. That dynamic floor section includes a plurality of interconnected panels that slide and fold...
US-9,346,400 Affective user interface in an autonomous vehicle
Data may be collected relating to autonomous operation of a vehicle. A first confidence assessment concerning whether the vehicle should operate autonomously...
US-9,346,396 Supplemental vehicle lighting system for vision based target detection
A supplemental vehicle lighting system that is responsive to a trailer backup assist system is provided. The system includes a rear vehicle fixture defining a...
US-9,346,387 Cup holder and storage bin assembly
A cup holder assembly includes a housing having a track member, wherein an insert, having first and second sides, is adjustably received on the track member in...
US-9,346,385 Vehicle seating assembly with multi-contour system
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seating surface. A plurality of polymeric mats each include a memory metal encased therein, a first side operably coupled...
US-9,346,373 Seatback stabilization device and vehicle employing the same
In one or more embodiments, a vehicle seatback stabilization device includes a seatback stabilization portion to be connected to a seatback, and a vehicle body...
US-9,346,350 Flush and sub-flush protective shields to reduce exhaust soot and condensate deposition
An exhaust assembly that includes an exhaust pipe extending rearward from a vehicle into an exhaust passage, and a fascia coupled to the vehicle defining the...
US-9,346,241 Composite panel for joining with a clinch joint and method of forming a clinch joint
An assembly comprising a first composite fiber reinforced part that is joined to a second part by a clinch joint. The first part includes a first layer of resin...
US-9,346,201 Plastic part with reduced read-through
A vehicle interior panel includes a substrate having an interior surface and an exterior surface. An attachment structure extends integrally from the interior...
US-D757,309 Vehicle fog lamp
US-D757,308 Vehicle fog lamp
US-D756,879 Vehicle wheel
US-D756,875 Vehicle wheel
US-D756,867 Vehicle windshield
US-D756,860 Vehicle hitch cover
US-D756,857 Vehicle front center grille
US-D756,847 Vehicle exterior
US-9,344,011 Systems and methods for generating power for an electric sub-assembly of a motor vehicle
A system for generating power for an electric sub-assembly of a motor vehicle may include at least one reverse electrowetting energy harvesting element coupled...
US-9,343,749 Ultrathin platinum films
In at least one embodiment, a method of forming a platinum thin film is provided, including performing a first atomic layer deposition (ALD) process on a...
US-9,341,262 Method and apparatus for driveline softening in a vehicle
A vehicle includes a power source, such as an engine, an electric machine, or combination thereof. A torque converter is selectively coupled to the power source...
US-9,341,147 Engine-off refueling detection method
A method for an engine fuel system comprises, during an engine-off condition, indicating a refueling event based on a rate of change in fuel tank pressure, and...
US-9,341,136 Engine having composite cylinder block
An engine is provided. The engine includes a thermal set composite cylinder block including a front engine cover attachment interface and a transmission...
US-9,341,131 Smart vehicle sensor
Various systems and methods are described for controlling operation of a motor vehicle based on a sensor. One example method comprises receiving sensed...
US-9,341,129 Viscosity detection using starter motor
Various methods for inferring oil viscosity and/or oil viscosity index in an internal combustion engine are provided. In one example, a new control method...
US-9,341,127 Multivariable low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a LP-EGR valve and an LP intake throttle to provide a desired LP-EGR flow rate while maintaining a minimum...
US-9,341,126 Adjustments for engine spark using remote data
External data from a second computer external to a vehicle is received in an in-vehicle computer comprising a processor and a memory. At least one derived datum...
US-9,341,109 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-9,341,105 Engine cooling system control
Methods and systems are provided for expediting engine system heating by stagnating coolant in one of a plurality of loops in an engine cooling system....
US-9,341,102 Conformal transverse muffler
Embodiments in accordance with the present disclosure may provide a muffler comprising an enclosure. The enclosure, in one example, may include a relatively...
US-9,340,746 Low viscosity transmission fluids with enhanced gear fatigue and frictional performance
A lubricant composition, a method for improving lubrication and a method for lubricating a machine. The lubricant composition includes a) a major amount of a...
US-9,340,251 Bicycle wheel axle
An apparatus includes a substantially cylindrical and hollow main body having an open end and a closed end and a bayonet component extending therein. The...
US-9,340,228 Trailer motion and parameter estimation system
A trailer backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer includes a sensor module adapted to attach to the trailer and generate a trailer yaw rate or a...
US-9,340,203 Methods and systems for a driveline disconnect clutch
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, compensation for a driveline disconnect clutch is provided. The...
US-9,340,199 Method of braking in hybrid vehicle
A method of operating a hybrid electric vehicle coordinates operation of an internal combustion engine, a motor, and friction brakes to mitigate a driveline...
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