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US-9,997,795 Relative humidity estimators for fuel cell stack ports
A water management method for a fuel cell stack (FCS) is provided. The method may include outputting via a controller an FCS anode port estimated relative...
US-9,997,779 Anode active material for lithium-ion batteries
In at least one embodiment, a rechargeable battery is provided comprising an anode having an active material including MSb.sub.2O.sub.4 having a purity level of...
US-9,996,080 Collision avoidance using auditory data
A controller for an autonomous vehicle receives audio signals from one or more microphones. The audio signals are input to a machine learning model that...
US-9,995,390 Brake mechanism for hybrid vehicle engine
A hybrid vehicle powertrain assembly includes a combustion engine, an electric machine, an input shaft, a ratchet mechanism, and a controller. The input shaft...
US-9,995,367 Pendulum assembly for a crankshaft pendulum having cast-in near net shape hardened inserts
A pendulum crankshaft for an internal combustion engine includes a pendulum crankshaft having pendulum crank rolling path inserts that are cast into the...
US-9,995,238 Methods and system for transitioning between fuel injection windows
Methods and systems for simultaneously operating port fuel injectors and direct fuel injectors of an internal combustion engine are described. In one example,...
US-9,995,237 Systems and methods for operating a lift pump
Methods and systems are provided for operating a lift pump of an engine fuel system. In one example, a method may comprise limiting a lift pump voltage to a...
US-9,995,234 Methods and systems for engine fuel and torque control
Methods and systems are provided for accurately estimating intake aircharge based on the output of an intake oxygen sensor while flowing EGR, purge, or PCV...
US-9,995,232 Method and system for operating an engine start-stop system in a vehicle
A method to control engine start-stop in a vehicle is provided. The method includes outputting via a controller an engine command to auto-start the engine based...
US-9,995,229 Method of controlling the stopping and starting of an engine
A method of stopping and starting an engine of a vehicle having a manually operated clutch system including a clutch for driveably connecting the engine to a...
US-9,995,228 Engine exhaust system
Methods and systems are provided for flowing exhaust gas in an exhaust system of an engine. In one example, a method may include flowing a first portion of...
US-9,995,204 Method for operating an internal combustion engine with charge-air cooler
A method for operating an engine having a cylinder, an intake line for supplying charge air to the cylinder, and a device for controlling charge-air flows...
US-9,994,262 Vehicle cargo bed system
A vehicle includes a steel frame, steel bracket, an e-coating layer, and an aluminum cargo bed. The steel frame has a top side. The steel bracket has a...
US-9,994,226 Systems and methods for active engine mount diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing whether active engine mounts configured to isolate engine vibration from a cabin and chassis of a vehicle are...
US-9,994,222 Vehicle and start/stop method for a vehicle
A vehicle includes an engine, automatic transmission, and a controller. The engine is configured to auto-start and auto-stop. The automatic transmission has a...
US-9,994,185 Vehicle side air curtain with tether including a hole
A side air curtain includes an inner panel and an outer panel defining an inflation chamber. The inflation chamber is inflatable from an uninflated position to...
US-9,994,184 Vehicle side airbag with secondary chamber
A side curtain airbag that has a rear chamber, a front chamber and a secondary chamber affixed to said front chamber. The side curtain air bag has tear...
US-9,994,182 Roof mounted partitioning airbag
An airbag assembly includes an airbag, roof mounting tethers, guide tethers and guides. The airbag when inflated has an upper part at a roof and a lower part...
US-9,994,181 Vehicle seat including airbag
A vehicle seat includes a seatback extending from a first side to a second side. An airbag assembly having a housing is supported by the seatback at one of the...
US-9,994,172 Methods and systems to determine and communicate driver performance
A method of rating driver effectiveness based on vehicle data compared to other vehicles that have driven over the same road segment includes storing driving...
US-9,994,168 Active dent shield for vehicle door
A dent shield for a vehicle door includes a running board having a first position for stepping into the vehicle door. The running board conceals or at least...
US-9,994,167 Active vehicle interior trim panel with accordion fold
An active trim panel is for covering at least a portion of a pillar in a vehicle interior. The panel may include a body for covering the portion of the pillar....
US-9,994,166 Dual molded grab handle spacer for a motor vehicle
A grab handle spacer includes a first fastener receiver, a second fastener receiver and a first integral articulating joint. The grab handle spacer is dual...
US-9,994,150 Child seat monitoring system and method
Embodiments include a vehicle comprising a user interface, a first sensor coupled to a child seat for detecting a child seat belt status; a gear selector for...
US-9,994,144 Illuminated automotive glazings
A vehicle is provided that includes a glazing that has a first glass substrate and a second glass substrate. A polymeric interlayer is positioned between the...
US-9,994,140 Floor mat with integral heel blocker
A floor mat is provided for a motor vehicle. The floor mat includes a debris pan and a debris retaining wall encompassing the debris pan. In addition, the floor...
US-9,994,138 Seat with deployable plastic beam
A beam module for a vehicle seat is mounted at a front of a seat, on top of a seat pan and underneath a seat cushion. The module includes a molded plastic beam....
US-9,994,137 Deformable armrest having a patterned array of channels
An automotive armrest includes an elastic core defining a patterned array of channels extending therethrough such that the elastic core exhibits a predetermined...
US-9,994,135 Independent cushion thigh support
A vehicle seating assembly includes a base seat defining a seating surface configured to position an H-point of an occupant at a predetermined location. The...
US-9,994,134 Seat cushion pan 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-9,994,125 System and method for vehicle seat monitoring
Embodiments include a vehicle comprising a seat, a first sensor coupled to the seat for detecting a seat angle, and a processor communicatively coupled to the...
US-9,994,120 Electrified vehicle method and system for charging during a non-drive cycle
An exemplary electrified vehicle charging method includes waking a portion of an electrified vehicle, reading a state of charge for a battery of the electrified...
US-9,994,110 Dual gate solid state devices to reduce switching loss
A vehicle includes an electric machine that provides propulsive force to the vehicle, and a power inverter that supplies power from a traction battery to the...
US-9,994,108 Regenerative braking power distribution
A vehicle system includes a voltage converter configured to electrically isolate and convert power transferred between high voltage (HV) and low voltage (LV)...
US-9,994,102 Transmission having power take-off
A transmission includes a primary drive gear fixed to an input shaft and an idler gear meshing with the primary drive gear. A transmission pump is arranged to...
US-9,994,089 Vehicle curtain
A vehicle includes a lift gate operable between the open and closed positions and includes an interior trim panel. A track assembly is positioned on a perimeter...
US-9,993,999 Laminated windshield with defined break path
A laminated windshield includes an outer glass layer, an inner glass layer and an intermediate plastic layer or interlayer that prevents the windshield from...
US-9,993,968 Manufacture of a compact ejector system for a boosted internal combustion engine
Vapors in the fuel tank of a vehicle are collected in a carbon canister. An ejector or aspirator is used to purge the carbon canister in a pressure-charged...
US-9,993,892 Welding method and apparatus
A method and an apparatus for joining first and second sheet metal parts includes a support where the first and second parts are positioned with an edge of the...
US-D820,184 Vehicle wheel
US-D820,183 Vehicle liftgate
US-D820,163 Vehicle exterior
US-D820,162 Vehicle exterior
US-D820,106 Bottle
US-9,992,317 System and method of facilitating communication between a mobile device and vehicle computer system
A vehicle computer system comprising a wireless transceiver configured to communicate with a mobile device. The vehicle computer system further includes a...
US-9,991,880 Discrete power switching devices with reduced common source inductance
Routing of a gate signal for controlling a discrete power switching device (such as in an inverter for an electric vehicle drive) is configured to compensate...
US-9,989,578 Self-warning system for unlocked connectors
A sealing gasket for an electrical connector system includes a resilient element configured to seal an interface between a header surface and a connector...
US-9,989,216 Interior exterior moving designs
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises at least one vehicle panel having a first photoluminescent portion...
US-9,989,059 Noise-reduction mechanism for oil pump
A noise-reduction mechanism is coupled to a portion of an oil-pump system and includes various tunable components that are configurable to affect specific...
US-9,989,029 Method and device for determining a charge air mass flow rate
A method for determining charge air mass flow rate comprises a turbocharger speed sensor with a closed loop observer that is based on a modeled turbocharger...
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