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US-9,840,221 Grab handle bracket
An A-pillar grab handle attachment bracket configured to connect a grab handle to an A-pillar structure of a motor vehicle is disclosed. The bracket comprises a...
US-9,840,193 Vehicle lighting assembly
A vehicle is provided herein that includes a door coupled to a body structure of a vehicle. The door is movable between a first and a second position to provide...
US-9,840,191 Vehicle lamp assembly
A lamp assembly is provided herein. The lamp assembly includes first and second light sources disposed in a housing. The first and second light sources emit...
US-9,840,188 Vehicle badge
A badge for a vehicle is provided herein. The badge includes a substrate attached to a housing. The housing has a viewable portion. A first light guide is...
US-9,840,171 Adjustable firmness vehicle seat
A vehicle seat is provided herein. The vehicle seat includes a cushion disposed within a seating member having at least one inflatable first bladder for...
US-9,840,161 Circuit and method for detection of battery cell degradation events
A battery management system for a vehicle includes a controller configured to, in response to a rate of change of voltage during discharge of a battery cell...
US-9,840,145 Fuel tank with stiffening ribs in a pocket for the fuel filter
An improved fuel tank is disclosed that includes a plurality of recessed ribs formed in the fuel tank adjacent a fuel filter. The fuel filter is received in a...
US-9,840,128 Vent adjusting system
A vehicle air vent system may include a vehicle air vent having an airflow mechanism configured to control the direction of airflow therefrom, a user interface...
US-D805,266 Dust collector
US-D805,148 Sports equipment locker
US-9,839,098 Light assembly operable as a dome lamp
According to one aspect of the present invention, a light assembly of a vehicle is provided herein. The light assembly includes an array of light sources and a...
US-9,836,060 Trailer backup assist system with target management
A trailer backup assist system is provided herein. A camera captures images of a trailer connected to a vehicle. A display has a screen for displaying captured...
US-9,835,516 Adaptor for a capless fuel tank filler pipe
Methods and systems are provided for an adaptor for a capless filler pipe of a fuel tank for leak detection testing of a vehicle. In one example, the system may...
US-9,835,465 Method for operating an autonomous vehicle on a courier route
A method for operating a motor vehicle when the driver thereof needs to accomplish a series of tasks (such as delivery and/or pick-up of items) along a route...
US-9,835,208 Clutch engagement for a transmission when in park
A transmission includes a first hydraulic clutch, a second hydraulic clutch, a third hydraulic clutch, a pump and a controller. The first, second, and third...
US-9,835,197 Pinion assembly preloading system
The present disclosure relates to pinion assembly preloading systems and methods of operation. Disclosed are systems including a press actuator that applies an...
US-9,835,128 Spark plug fouling detection for ignition system
A method for determining a level of spark plug fouling and providing an indication to change the spark plugs of an ignition system is provided. The method...
US-9,835,115 Common shut-off valve for actuator vacuum at low engine power and fuel vapor purge vacuum at boost
Methods and systems are provided for generating vacuum via an ejector arranged in a compressor recirculation flow path and an aspirator arranged in a throttle...
US-9,835,111 Method and device for operating an internal combustion engine
The disclosure relates to a method for operating an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders, the method comprising, during one working cycle,...
US-9,835,110 Method and system for selecting a cylinder for engine starting
A method and system for improving starting of an engine is presented. In one example, the method selects a first cylinder to receive fuel since engine stop the...
US-9,835,103 Method and system for improving engine starting
An engine system and method for improving engine starting are disclosed. In one example, engine port throttles are adjusted differently during automatic and...
US-9,835,101 System and method for selective cylinder deactivation
Embodiments for operating an engine with skip fire are provided. In one example, a method comprises during a skip fire mode or during a skip fire mode...
US-9,835,100 Methods and systems for open loop and closed loop control of an exhaust gas recirculation system
Methods and systems are provided for estimating exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) flow in an engine including an EGR system. In one example, a method may include...
US-9,835,082 Method and system for improving turbocharger efficiency
Methods and systems are provided for enhancing turbocharger performance for a boosted engine system configured to operate with a pattern of deactivated...
US-9,835,060 Thermostatic bypass valve
A thermostatic bypass valve functions to regulate fluid temperature and also to act as a pressure relief valve using a single valve bore. The poppet valve...
US-9,834,978 Power door system for a motor vehicle
A power side door system for a motor vehicle includes a vehicle side door connected to a vehicle body and an actuator for displacing the side door between an...
US-9,834,974 Automotive door power assist
An automated door system includes a door pivotally coupled to a vehicle body at a hinge axis defined by at least one hinge assembly. A power assist device is...
US-9,834,964 Powered vehicle door latch and exterior handle with sensor
A vehicle door includes a powered latch configured to selectively retain the door in a closed position when the powered latch is latched, and permits the door...
US-9,834,254 Motor vehicle instrument panel with sliding cover over crush space
A motor vehicle having an instrument panel that is spaced rearward away from a bottom end of a windscreen so that it is less likely to be damaged in the event...
US-9,834,223 Diagnosing and supplementing vehicle sensor data
A system includes a processor programmed to receive a first data value from a first data collector as an input to operate a first vehicle. The processor is...
US-9,834,217 System and method for performing an engine stop and start for a rolling vehicle
Methods and systems for improving operation of a vehicle driveline that includes an engine and an automatic transmission with a torque converter are presented....
US-9,834,206 Fault-tolerant operation of hybrid electric vehicle
A hybrid drive system has a battery and a combustion engine for energy sources. The system has a traction motor, a generator, a variable voltage converter...
US-9,834,205 Hybrid vehicle evaporation systems
A hybrid vehicle evaporation system may include a fuel tank having a fuel level sensor, a refuel button, and a controller. The controller may be programmed to...
US-9,834,198 Generator power control
A hybrid electric vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, a traction battery, and a hybrid electric powertrain including an electric motor powered by...
US-9,834,194 Method and system for enabling electrical loads during an engine auto start
An automotive vehicle includes an engine, a plurality of electrical load subsystems, and at least one controller. During an auto start of the engine, the at...
US-9,834,187 Trailer sway control with trailer brake intervention
A control system for a vehicle includes a speed sensor that generates a vehicle speed signal. A sway detection sensor generates an oscillation signal. A brake...
US-9,834,166 Side airbag energy management system
A vehicle seating assembly that includes a vehicle seating assembly that includes a seatback having a passenger support attached to a trim carrier with a...
US-9,834,165 Driver knee bolster deployment control
A system comprises a controller for a vehicle. The controller comprises a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions executable by the processor....
US-9,834,160 Structural member
A crash structure for a vehicle includes a crash can having a plurality of indents and a support rail aligned longitudinally with the crash can. The support...
US-9,834,157 Method for reducing reflectance of bright decorative trim under high ambient light conditions
In a dimmable trim component for a vehicle interior, a trim article includes a reflective member having a photoreactive or an electro-optic coating disposed...
US-9,834,136 Illuminated chromatic emblem assembly
An emblem assembly is provided that includes a power source, a backing member, and a light-producing assembly coupled to the power source and supported by the...
US-9,834,123 Retaining clip for a door assembly
A clip for a vehicle door assembly includes a base, a plurality of fingers forming an expandable opening, and an arm extending from the base for locating the...
US-9,834,122 Cup holder retainer incorporating an integral preloaded retainer clip
A cup holder retainer is provided. The cup holder retainer includes a support frame and a preloaded retainer clip. The preloaded retainer clip is connected to...
US-9,834,117 Release mechanism for a reclining vehicle seat
A release mechanism for a reclining vehicle seat assembly includes an activation mechanism, for example a lever or handle, and a transmission. The transmission...
US-9,834,112 Battery state of charge estimation based on reduced order electrochemical models
A vehicle may include a battery having positive and negative electrodes. The vehicle may also include a controller programmed to charge and discharge the...
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...
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