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US-9,824,300 Vehicle lane learning
A system of one or more computers can be configured to perform particular operations or actions by virtue of having software, firmware, hardware, or a...
US-9,824,178 Active bolster vent distribution for stress and load management
An active bolster mounts at an interior trim surface of a passenger compartment in an automotive vehicle. A plastic-molded front wall deploys in a deployment...
US-9,823,685 Acceleration and braking mechanism kit for a vehicle
An acceleration and braking mechanism kit autonomously controls a vehicle brake pedal and a vehicle accelerator pedal. The kit includes a support bracket and...
US-9,823,660 System for distance to stop
A distance to stop a vehicle is received. A trajectory including a plurality of acceleration segments, being respective portions of the trajectory prescribing...
US-9,823,349 Driver entry detector for a motor vehicle
Driver-detection technology includes various systems, methods, and apparatuses. For example, an active infrared (IR) sensor might be affixed in the driver's...
US-9,823,343 Digital beamforming based resolution of out-of-path targets showing up as in-path due to grating lobes in array...
An antenna system, such as a radar antenna system, includes an array of antenna elements and a controller. The controller outputs an in-path indicator in...
US-9,823,166 Coordinated testing in vehicle platoons
A vehicle computer is communicatively coupled to a portable computing device and is programmed to determine, in a lead vehicle, that one or more conditions for...
US-9,823,088 Custom navigational data based on user recognition
An image of a vehicle user is captured. The image is compared to a corresponding account image in a preset profile. It is determined whether the image matches...
US-9,823,081 Vehicle passenger identification
At least one first model represents a person. A request to pick up a passenger includes a first location and a personal identifier for the passenger. A vehicle...
US-9,823,009 Method and system for de-icing a heat exchanger
Methods and systems for de-icing an exterior heat exchanger of a vehicle's heat pump are presented. In one example, a positive temperature coefficient (PTC)...
US-9,822,908 Hydroform tube and method of forming
A hydroform tube includes a first end and a second end. The hydroform tube includes a plurality of sides including a first side and a second side, and a fillet...
US-9,822,856 Multi-speed transmission
A family of transmission gearing arrangements each establish at least one reverse gear ratio and between nine and fifteen forward gear ratios. A shiftable...
US-9,821,799 Vehicle pump condition response method and assembly
An exemplary pump condition response method includes, in response to a pump condition, operating an engine to discontinue or prevent a first stop-start cycle...
US-9,821,717 Box step with release button that illuminates
A step assembly of a vehicle is provided herein. The step assembly includes a box step having a release button that luminesces in response to excitation light...
US-9,821,697 Inflatable cushion disposed between front and rear seats of a vehicle
A vehicle includes a floor, a rear seat, and a front seat rotatable relative to the rear seat from a first position facing the rear seat to a second position...
US-9,821,681 Vehicle seat position sensing
A vehicle system includes a base, a seat rotatably disposed on the base, a magnet generating a magnetic field, and a sensor. The sensor is programmed to measure...
US-9,821,678 Battery enclosure having T-shaped guides on the outer surface for stiffeners and impact absorbing elements
A battery housing for a traction motor battery of a vehicle is disclosed that includes attachments retained by parallel T-shaped guides on the outer surface of...
US-9,821,620 Method for operating a tilting running gear and an active tilting running gear for a non-rail-borne vehicle
A method of operating a tilting running gear for a non-rail-borne vehicle having at least one actuator is disclosed. The method includes calculating an angle of...
US-9,819,426 System and method for remote keyless system characterization
Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a system and method for characterizing the radio frequency (RF) functionality of a vehicle remote keyless...
US-9,819,063 Climate control system for a vehicle
A vehicle includes a refrigerant system having an intermediary heat exchanger, an exterior heat exchanger, and an expansion device disposed therebetween. The...
US-9,819,062 Traction battery assembly with thermal device
A traction battery includes a first thermal plate disposed within a case, and cells disposed on the first thermal plate. A bracket arrangement is disposed...
US-9,818,516 High temperature hybrid permanent magnet
In at least one embodiment, a hybrid permanent magnet is disclosed. The magnet may include a plurality of anisotropic regions of a Nd--Fe--B alloy and a...
US-9,818,501 Multi-coated anodized wire and method of making same
An insulated electric conductor having a copper core, a layer of aluminum formed on the copper core, and a second layer of aluminum in the form of high-purity...
US-9,818,299 Vehicle-to-vehicle intersection navigation control
A host vehicle computer is programmed to receive intersection arrival data via vehicle-to-vehicle communications from one or more secondary vehicles. The...
US-9,818,246 System and method for gesture-based control of a vehicle door
A control system for a vehicle door includes a power assist device coupled between a door and a door opening of the vehicle and a sensor. The system further...
US-9,816,898 Testing fixture for vehicle rollover simulation
A testing fixture for a vehicle includes a tube and a piston slideably disposed in the tube. A seat belt D-ring is mounted t the piston. An actuator is...
US-9,816,605 Method of mitigating overshoot in transmission shift selector
The present disclosure relates to various shift selector assemblies having a shift gate with a plurality of indentations corresponding to transmission shift...
US-9,816,544 Method of forming a grounding point on an aluminum member
A method of providing an electrical grounding point on an aluminum structural member of a motor vehicle. The member is hydro-formed to produce a closed...
US-9,816,532 Aspirator for internal combustion engine having integrated flow bypass and check valve
An aspirator for a brake system is provided having integrated functions of a flow bypass and a check valve for automotive applications to achieve various...
US-9,816,474 State of charge based engine start-stop control
A controller may be configured to respond to an engine start condition that occurs while an SOC of the battery is within a first predetermined range by running...
US-9,816,447 Methods and systems for surge control
Methods and systems are provided for calibrating a compressor surge line. In one example, a method may include adjusting the compressor surge line based on a...
US-9,816,426 System for sensing particulate matter
Systems and methods are described for sensing particulate matter in an exhaust system of a vehicle. An example system comprises a particulate matter sensor and...
US-9,816,308 Methods and systems for opening of a vehicle access point using audio or video data associated with a user
Methods and systems for opening an access point of a vehicle. A system and a method may involve receiving wirelessly a signal from a remote controller carried...
US-9,815,520 Electric cycle
A kit for an electric cycle includes a powertrain module including a case, a battery disposed in the case, an electric motor in communication with the battery...
US-9,815,499 Reinforced moldable rivet assembly for a vehicle
An assembly of vehicle components includes first and second components abutting each other. At least one of the first and second components includes a...
US-9,815,473 Manual transmission clutch control using driveline measurements
A method for controlling a manual transmission includes using a controller to determine a desired torque transmitted through an input clutch for the desired...
US-9,815,456 Methods and systems for temperature sensor fault detection
A vehicle includes a transmission, a motor, and at least one controller. The motor is configured to be selectively coupled to the transmission. The at least one...
US-9,815,427 External roof-rack mounted airbag
Systems for providing for an external vehicle airbag to mitigate the negative effects of vehicle rollover are described. In an exemplary implementation, one or...
US-9,815,425 Autonomous vehicle restraint deployment
A vehicle system includes a base, a driver seat rotatably disposed on the base, a sensor, and a processor. The sensor is programmed to measure an angular...
US-9,815,402 Tailgate and cargo box illumination
A vehicle includes a cargo box including at least one side wall. A tailgate is coupled to the box and operable between open and closed positions. A light...
US-9,815,385 Vehicle front seat adjustment based on anthropometric characteristics of a rear passenger
A vehicle system includes a front row seat and at least one controller. The front row seat may be a driver seat or a front passenger seat. The at least one...
US-9,815,373 Battery state of charge target based on predicted regenerative energy
A hybrid vehicle includes an engine; a traction battery; and a controller or a vehicle control system having a controller. The controller is programmed to...
US-9,815,342 Vehicle positioning to charge TPMS batteries
A controller may be configured to generate commands to position a vehicle relative to primary inductive charge coils that are configured to charge TPMS...
US-9,815,217 System and method for forming holes onto a sheet-metal assembly
Various approaches for forming holes onto a sheet-metal assembly are described. In one implementation, a sheet-metal assembly is received through a conveyor...
US-9,815,169 Honing tool
A head assembly of a honing tool includes a carrier having a proximal end connectable to a spindle, a distal end, and a plurality of stones. The head assembly...
US-9,813,878 Method and apparatus for vehicle occupant location detection
A system includes a plurality of wireless transceivers deployed in a vehicle cabin and a processor configured to receive a relay signal from a transceiver,...
US-9,813,541 Mobile device control for powered door
A vehicle door system is disclosed. The system comprises an actuator, at least one communication circuit, and a controller. The actuator is configured to adjust...
US-9,813,009 Active gate clamping for inverter switching devices using grounded gate terminals
An inverter for an electric vehicle comprises a phase leg having series-connected upper and lower transistors between a positive bus and a ground bus. Upper and...
US-9,811,935 Emotive advisory system and method
Information about a device may be emotively conveyed to a user of the device. Input indicative of an operating state of the device may be received. The input...
US-9,811,760 Online per-feature descriptor customization
An image processing system includes a processing device having a memory device for storing computer-executable instructions. The processing device is programmed...
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