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US-9,315,183 Brake pressure apply
A method for brake pressure apply in a hydraulic brake system includes commanding a cage clearance reduction phase and commanding a wheel control phase...
US-9,315,175 Automatic braking override system
A vehicle includes a vehicle-driver interface and an automated braking system. The automated braking system is configured to automatically apply vehicle brakes...
US-9,315,160 Securing a jack and a spare wheel to a vehicle
A vehicle includes a spare wheel, a jack and a jack wrench. The jack and a jack wrench are provided to raise the vehicle to allow a user to remove a damaged...
US-9,315,156 Vehicle and load floor for a vehicle
A vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes a load floor. The load floor is movable from a closed position to an open position in order to provide access to a...
US-9,315,145 Photoluminescent tailgate and step
A vehicle illumination apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a retractable step in connection with a panel of the vehicle. The retractable step...
US-9,315,130 Articulating head restraint
A head restraint includes a base bracket with support posts that are configured to easily engage a seatback during vehicle assembly and to provide an electrical...
US-9,315,087 Torsion profile for a twist beam axle and correspondingly equipped vehicle
A torsion profile for a twist beam axle of a vehicle is provided and includes a base body having an open hollow cross section. The body comprises first and...
US-9,314,878 Non-destructive aluminum weld quality estimator
An aluminum welding system includes a welding machine configured to weld a workpiece with an aluminum nugget and a measurement device configured to measure an...
US-D754,041 Vehicle front lower bumper cover protector
US-D754,039 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D754,038 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D754,037 Vehicle front lower grille
US-9,312,722 System and method for battery power management
A battery management system includes a battery pack and a controller. The controller is configured to receive pack terminal voltage and current data. In...
US-9,312,582 Apparatus and method for manufacturing a modular battery pack with fluid circulation tube and interleaved fins
A battery pack includes at least one serpentine fluid circulation tube that extends around part of the periphery of a plurality of electric cells. First and...
US-9,312,571 Traction battery thermal plate with flexible bladder
A traction battery thermal plate assembly may include a structure having edge portions defining a cavity and configured to support a battery cell array. A...
US-9,311,204 Proximity interface development system having replicator and method
A development system and method are provided for testing proximity sensor interfaces, such as a capacitive switch assembly which may be employed in an...
US-9,310,444 Battery testing system and method
A battery testing system according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a penetrating device and an impedance meter...
US-9,310,216 Method and apparatus for vehicle-based data gathering
A computer implemented method includes accessing a list containing one or more items for purchase. The method further includes receiving a vehicle location. The...
US-9,309,859 Method for controlling an ignition system of an internal combustion engine and an ignition system
A method for controlling an ignition system of an internal combustion engine, with which a device for the detection of misfires is provided, comprises operation...
US-9,309,840 Engine cooling system motor driven vacuum pump
Embodiments for monitoring fuel system degradation are provided. In one example, a method comprises driving a cooling fan with an electric motor in a vehicle,...
US-9,309,838 Methods and systems for indicating water at an oxygen sensor based on sensor heater power consumption
Methods and systems are provided for indicating water at an oxygen sensor based on power consumption of a heating element of the oxygen sensor. In one example,...
US-9,309,837 Methods and systems for EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for using compressor recirculation flow via a venturi to enhance low pressure EGR flow. The opening of a compressor...
US-9,309,836 Methods and systems for boost control
Methods and systems are provided for varying a proportion of compressed air recirculated to a compressor inlet from a location downstream of the compressor and...
US-9,309,794 System and method for monitoring engine oil pressure
A system and method for determining the oil pressure of an internal combustion engine is disclosed herein. The system and/or method may estimate the oil...
US-9,309,693 Striker cover for a vehicle
Striker cover for use with a vehicle closure. The striker cover having two cover pieces with coaxial pivot edges, that when contacted by a latch, pivot into a...
US-9,309,445 Polymeric composition with intermixed color balloons
According to one or more embodiments, a polymeric article includes a polymeric composition which in turn includes a volume of polymer intermixed with a number...
US-9,308,909 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for improving engine restarts in a hybrid vehicle. In response to a wide-open pedal tip-in, maximum torque is rapidly provided...
US-9,308,908 Method of shifting a transmission
A method of down-shifting a transmission avoids output shaft oscillations by briefly increasing the torque capacity of an off-going element at the end of the...
US-9,308,904 Method for operating a hydraulic brake system
A method of operating a hydraulic brake system is described. A method of operating a hydraulic brake system of a motor vehicle having a mechatronic brake...
US-9,308,890 Reversible 3-point to 4-point seat belt system
A seat belt system for a vehicle that is reversible between a 3-point arrangement and a 4-point arrangement is provided. The seat and seat belt arrangement...
US-9,308,872 Roof rack for a vehicle
The invention relates to a roof rack (2) for a vehicle (K) comprising a front crossmember (3) and a rear crossmember (4), the crossmembers (3, 4) comprising...
US-9,308,842 Pyrotechnic fastener seat arrangement for unbelted occupant protection
A seat assembly including a seat pan that drops vertically in the event of a frontal impact event to help safeguard against the head of an unbelted seat...
US-9,308,836 Folding and reclining seat for vehicle
A folding and reclining seat that can be folded against the back wall of the interior of an extended cab or super cab pick up vehicle is disclosed. The seat may...
US-9,308,545 Method of pretreating aluminum assemblies for improved adhesive bonding and corrosion resistance
A system and a method for pretreating an aluminum assembly includes selecting a blank having a thin film pretreatment layer and a lubricant coating applied to a...
US-D753,870 Vehicle daytime running lamp cover
US-D753,854 Vehicle daytime running lamp
US-D753,562 Motor vehicle front bumper valance
US-D753,556 Motor vehicle front lower grille
US-D753,555 Vehicle front upper grille
US-9,307,012 Methods and apparatus for remote activation of an application
An application activation method includes interfacing a vehicle computing system with a remote device using an interface protocol. The method also includes...
US-9,306,983 Method and apparatus for communication between a vehicle based computing system and a remote application
A vehicle-based computing apparatus includes a computer processor in communication with persistent and non-persistent memory. The apparatus also includes a...
US-9,306,608 Method and apparatus for vehicle radio station privacy mode control
A system includes a processor configured to receive a request to enable a privacy screen. The processor is further configured to receive a privacy screen engage...
US-9,305,461 Method and apparatus for vehicle to vehicle communication and information relay
A system includes a processor configured to detect a primary vehicle emergency-state. The processor is also configured to determine that emergency-services...
US-9,305,453 Method and apparatus for extra-vehicular emergency updates following an accident
A system includes a processor configured to receive instructions from a vehicle computing system (VCS) to being reporting a mobile device location. The...
US-9,305,288 System and method for provisioning electronic mail in a vehicle
Systems and methods are disclosed for wirelessly communicating electronic mail messages at a vehicle. A computer processor is in communication with a memory...
US-9,304,846 Apparatus and method of error monitoring with a diagnostic module
A vehicle computer system configured to communicate with a mobile device, comprising a wireless transceiver configured to communicate with the mobile device....
US-9,304,386 Seal ring for pickup truck box camera in center high mount stop lamp
A camera assembly includes a light assembly lens having a camera aperture and a seal ring received and held in the camera aperture. In addition, the camera...
US-9,304,061 Methods and systems for diagnostics of an emission system with more than one SCR region
Methods and systems for controlling and/or diagnosing an emission control system of a vehicle having a first SCR region upstream of a second SCR region are...
US-9,303,716 Magnetorheological damping device for reduction or elimination of vibration in steering systems
A damping device for use with a rotatably-mounted steering shaft. The damping device comprises a magnetorheological material that can be embedded in an...
US-9,303,701 Method of controlling a transmission having an impeller clutch
Impeller speed, which is difficult to measure when a torque converter includes an impeller clutch, is estimated based on a known relationship among impeller...
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