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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...
US-9,340,176 Passenger airbag with secondary chamber
A vehicle airbag comprises a primary chamber and a secondary chamber affixed to the primary chamber by a seam. A passage is defined between the primary chamber...
US-9,340,162 Seat cushion assembly
A vehicle seating assembly having a seat back including a polymeric body portion defining a support frame having a plurality of forwardly extending connection...
US-9,340,152 Photoluminescent scuff plate and grab handle
A lighting system for a vehicle is provided. The system includes at least one light source configured to output a first light at a first wavelength. The system...
US-9,340,143 Adjustable cargo track system on side panel
A cargo retention apparatus for a vehicle includes a vehicle panel defining an interior, an exterior, and an elongate slot open between the interior and...
US-9,340,131 Head restraint with a multi-cell bladder assembly
A vehicle seating assembly includes a pump and a headrest. The headrest has a support base, a flexible foam layer coupled with the support base, a flexible...
US-9,340,129 Differential lateral stiffness armrest
An automobile armrest is described. The armrest allows lateral movement in an outboard direction while resisting inboard movement. The armrest facilitates...
US-9,340,126 Autonomous vehicle with reconfigurable seats
A vehicle includes a passenger compartment and at least one seat located in the passenger compartment. The seat can be moved from a front-facing position to a...
US-9,340,120 System and method for adjusting battery pack state of charge limits
Systems and methods for operating a battery pack supplying power to propel a vehicle are disclosed. One example method comprises, adjusting a battery pack state...
US-9,340,114 Electric vehicle with transient current management for DC-DC converter
An electric or hybrid electric vehicle includes a battery coupled to a traction motor and a DC-DC power converter for managing transient current demands of...
US-9,340,106 Systems and methods for an externally accessible refueling request switch
A method for a vehicle, comprising: depressurizing a fuel tank while restricting access to a fuel fill line responsive to receiving a refueling request from a...
US-9,340,095 Sun shield device for windshield
A sun screen for a vehicle having a windshield, an A-pillar and a dashboard includes a spool rotatably coupled with the dashboard and a guide moveably coupled...
US-9,340,085 Wheel suspension system for a vehicle
A wheel suspension system of the type including a wheel support. A resilient connecting element connects the wheel support to a vehicle frame element. The...
US-9,340,082 Vehicle wheel suspensions
A wheel suspension for a vehicle may include a wheel carrier and a torsionally stiff transverse control arm. The control arm may include a first front joint...
US-9,339,921 Driveshaft removal tool with angled tip
A tool for removing a first shaft from a second shaft, in which the first and the second shafts are coupled by fasteners. The tool generally includes the...
US-9,339,833 Compact fluid delivery system for automation
In at least one embodiment, a paint applicator robot is provided. The robot may include a robotic arm including a hollow joint and a paint applicator, a color...
US-9,339,800 Methods for treating engine exhaust
A method for treating engine exhaust. The method includes contacting an NOx exhaust with an upstream catalyst material coated onto a substrate and including...
US-D756,274 Vehicle front lower grille
US-D756,273 Vehicle fender vent
US-D756,264 Folding bicycle
US-9,337,832 Proximity switch and method of adjusting sensitivity therefor
A vehicle proximity switch and method are provided having sensitivity control. The switch includes a proximity sensor, such as a capacitive sensor, installed in...
US-9,337,680 Method and system for controlling an electric vehicle while charging
A vehicle includes a traction battery having a thermal circuit, and a controller. The controller is configured to: (i) charge the traction battery using a...
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