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US-9,582,998 Method and apparatus for autonomous movement of a parked motor vehicle
A method and an apparatus for autonomous movement of a parked motor vehicle out of a parking space in which it is blocking an entranceway to a facility such as...
US-9,582,025 Systems and methods for pressure actuated pedal control
Electronic pedal control systems and methods for a vehicle are provided. One electronic pedal control system includes a first sensor configured to produce a...
US-9,581,988 Method and system for battery state of charge estimation
A powertrain having a Lithium-ion (Li-ion) traction battery including solid active particles is operated according to a state of charge of the battery based on...
US-9,581,234 Liquid cooled power inductor
A vehicle electrical power system includes a variable voltage converter. The variable voltage converter includes an inductor assembly having a housing that...
US-9,581,210 Modular hybrid electric vehicle rotor hub
A rotor hub includes a sheet metal cylinder including spline teeth including angularly spaced crests and valleys, a tube surrounding the cylinder, secured to...
US-9,581,126 Engine control for limiting catalyst temperature in normal and economy modes
Systems and methods for operating an engine of a vehicle during high engine loads are presented. In one example, fuel may be conserved at higher driver demand...
US-9,581,115 Induction system including a passive-adsorption hydrocarbon trap
An induction system in an engine is provided. The air induction system includes an induction conduit including an air flow passage in fluidic communication at...
US-9,581,114 Systems and methods for dedicated EGR cylinder exhaust gas temperature control
Systems and methods for increasing EGR gas temperature for an engine that includes at least one dedicated EGR cylinder. The dedicated EGR cylinder may provide...
US-9,581,095 Methods and systems for a throttle turbine generator
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting operation of a throttle turbine generator to enable improved canister purging. A pressure differential across an...
US-9,580,130 Bicycle with detachable head-tube subassembly
A bicycle may include a detachable head subassembly comprising a fork configured to support a front wheel, and handlebars connected to the fork via a stem at...
US-9,580,111 Vehicle body component
A vehicle body assembly includes an outer component defining a cavity. The outer component has a pair of first flanges. An inner component has a pair of second...
US-9,580,062 Method for increasing fuel economy of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
A method for increasing fuel economy of a vehicle such as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) having an engine and a battery each configured to supply...
US-9,580,046 Entry assist system for a motor vehicle
An entry assist system for a motor vehicle includes a door, a door operation module to open and close the door and a starter actuator for starting an engine of...
US-9,580,045 Configurable electronic brake shift interlock override
Method and apparatus for an electronic override of the brake shift interlock in a motor vehicle can provide for the vehicle to be manually pushed while it is...
US-9,580,044 Method and system for enabling an authorized vehicle driveaway
Various embodiments may include methods and system for enabling an authorized vehicle driveaway. A vehicle driveaway authorization code for authorizing a...
US-9,580,035 Vehicle seat bottom with airbag module
A vehicle seat has an airbag module arranged in a seat bottom cushion. The seat bottom cushion is covered by a cover and comprises at least a first, relatively...
US-9,580,033 Dual airbags in vehicle with reconfigurable interior
A steering wheel in a vehicle can be in one of an operating position and a stowed position. Crash sensor data is monitored to detect a first and second frontal...
US-9,579,998 Flexible vehicle seat
A method for selecting and controlling massage functions of a motor vehicle seat having a control system comprising the steps of: switching the system to a...
US-9,579,991 Vehicle system and method for controlling torque delivery during transmission engagements with road grade and...
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, controlling a torque output of an electric machine of an...
US-9,579,977 Bus leakage resistance estimation for electric vehicle
Electrical bus isolation is detected for an electrified vehicle having a DC power source connected to positive and negative buses. The positive bus is connected...
US-9,579,965 Modular powertrain component for hybrid electric vehicles
A powertrain module includes an input, first bulkhead supporting the input for rotation, a hub, an electric machine including a stator connected to the first...
US-9,579,942 Integral 5-link independent suspension systems
A 5-link independent suspension system for a motor vehicle may include a steering knuckle and a trailing link extending along a single axis. The trailing link...
US-9,578,932 Variable radii flanges for mechanically retained crush tubes
A support assembly for an assembly comprised of an extruded member that defines a cavity, the member including an opening having a plurality of sides, and a...
US-9,578,455 Method and apparatus for dynamic position reporting rate determination
A system includes a processor configured to receive a geo-fence definition defining a geographic perimeter or point. The processor is also configured to receive...
US-9,577,902 Method and apparatus for application launch and termination
A system includes a processor configured to receive a first input corresponding to an application launch command. The processor is also configured to launch a...
US-9,577,296 Electric vehicle battery with series and parallel fluid flow
A fluid cooled series/parallel battery pack is provided with a fluid flow system. A plurality of prismatic battery cells are arranged in parallel in two or more...
US-9,577,230 Integrated high voltage service disconnect for traction batteries
A traction battery includes a battery housing having a tray and a cover cooperating to define an interior. A plurality of battery cells are arranged in an array...
US-9,574,629 Brake rotors with inclined posts
A brake rotor for attachment to a wheel of a vehicle may include an inner friction member and an outer friction member. The brake rotor may further include a...
US-9,574,509 System and method for exhaust gas recirculation estimation with two intake oxygen sensors
Methods and systems are provided for estimating exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) flow based on outputs of two different intake oxygen sensors arranged in an...
US-9,574,260 Process for producing a brake disk
The invention relates to a process for producing a brake disk for a vehicle, in which a friction layer is arranged at least in certain regions on a base body of...
US-9,573,648 Wheel coupling
An apparatus includes a first component having with a first coupling surface and a first axial aperture therethrough. The first component has an axial recess in...
US-9,573,646 Electric bicycle
An apparatus includes a bicycle frame defining a bore, and a bicycle seat assembly including a post received in the bore. An indicating unit is configured to...
US-9,573,630 Light weight tailgate structure
A pick-up truck tailgate is disclosed that is constructed of components made of aluminum alloys. A hinge reinforcement and hinge plate reinforce a lower corner...
US-9,573,579 Methods and system for transitioning between control modes while creeping
Systems and methods for transitioning a torque source between speed control and torque control modes during a vehicle creep mode are disclosed. In one example,...
US-9,573,576 Vacuum boost for vehicle braking
Methods for controlling vacuum within a brake booster by modifying powertrain operation include determining an intake manifold vacuum in response to actuation...
US-9,573,544 Protective structures for air sensors in a vehicle body structure
A pair of vehicle door panels defines a cavity. An air sensor has an air inlet protruding into the cavity and senses an air pressure within the cavity. A shield...
US-9,573,528 Integrated seatback storage
A vehicle seating assembly includes a rear panel having an outer surface. A rear pocket is defined by a recess in the rear panel. A rigid polymeric rear door is...
US-9,573,527 Roll cover assembly
A roll cover assembly for covering a cargo space of a vehicle includes a cassette housing an extendable/retractable roll cover, a first receptacle adjacent a...
US-9,573,520 Luminescent console storage bin
A vehicle lighting apparatus is disclosed. The lighting apparatus comprises a vehicle console comprising a storage bin. An emissive portion comprising a...
US-9,573,519 Engine compartment lighting to moving parts
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises a light source disposed proximate an engine compartment configured...
US-9,573,518 Floor console IR bin light
A lighting system of a vehicle is provided herein. A floor console bin is provided having a housing and a movable lid. A reflective target is coupled to the...
US-9,573,517 Door illumination and warning system
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a closure frame configured to engage an opening formed by a body of the vehicle. A...
US-9,573,516 Rear vehicle lighting system
A rear vehicle light system is provided herein. The system includes a rear windshield and a plurality of photoluminescent structures that are each disposed at a...
US-9,573,512 Low profile highly efficient LED lighting modules and assemblies
A lighting module is provided that includes a single-piece lens having an input surface including a plurality of near-field lens elements, and an exit surface,...
US-9,573,497 Armrest retractable upon an adverse event and seat assembly employing the same
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a seat assembly of a vehicle, including a seat base, a seat back communicating with the seat base, an...
US-9,573,474 Capacitor precharging and capacitance/resistance measurement in electric vehicle drive system
An electric drive system for an electric vehicle has a DC power source and a contactor with an output coupled to a main bus and an input adapted to be connected...
US-9,573,463 Transmission having selectable power transfer shaft
A front wheel drive transmission is adapted for all-wheel drive by the addition of a selectively engageable power take-off shaft. When a disconnect clutch is...
US-9,573,443 Method of manufacturing a vanity assembly
A vanity mirror and light assembly is provided for use on a vehicle visor. The vanity assembly includes a clear frame molded to a reflective film to define a...
US-9,573,186 Method of fastening vehicle parts
An improved joining process interlocks parts together and avoids breakthrough in joints that would otherwise be infeasible. The process is used to join a...
US-D779,716 Vehicle fog lamp bezel cover
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