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US-9,544,412 Voice profile-based in-vehicle infotainment identity identification
A computing platform of a vehicle may communicate with a plurality of mobile devices. The computing platform may identify a voice profile as matching voice...
US-9,543,557 Traction battery assembly
A traction battery assembly for a vehicle includes an array of cells stacked on a tray. The array of cells defines opposing longitudinal sides and opposing...
US-9,543,556 Battery assembly
A battery stack is provided having lower and upper battery tiers each formed of at least two battery cell arrays. A pair of brackets are provided for connecting...
US-9,543,069 Temperature regulation of an inductor assembly
A vehicle is provided with a transmission having an inductor assembly. The inductor assembly is mounted within the transmission such that it is directly cooled...
US-9,542,781 Vehicle system communicating with a wearable device to provide haptic feedback for driver notifications
A system includes a user interface and a controller in communication with a transceiver and the user interface. The controller is configured to receive a...
US-9,541,469 Non-intrusive exhaust gas sensor monitoring
A method for monitoring an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises indicating exhaust gas sensor...
US-9,541,237 System and method for generating vacuum for a vehicle
Systems and methods for improving generation of vacuum for a vehicle are disclosed. In one example, an air conditioning compressor bypass valve is selectively...
US-9,541,226 Anti-rotation worm gear clamp
An assembly for clamping a tube includes a fitting including a land, a bolt housing, legs, and a tooth on each leg, a band surrounding an axis, contacting the...
US-9,541,158 Stamped steel pendulum and pendulum carrier for crankshaft
A pendulum assembly comprises a cold forged steel pendulum or cold formed steel pendulum attached to a cold forged steel carrier or cold formed steel carrier....
US-9,541,099 Self replenishing accumulator
An accumulator includes a cylinder for containing a working fluid and a first volume of pressurized gas, the gas and fluid being separated by a displaceable...
US-9,541,052 Misfire detection using ion current integration and RPM adaptation
An ignition system controlled by a powertrain controller via a dwell line carrying a dwell signal has a state machine to monitor a dwell period between...
US-9,541,044 Intake manifold secondary gas distribution via structural posts
An intake manifold for an internal combustion engine comprises upper and lower shell members with outer flanges. The shell members define a manifold cavity...
US-9,541,041 Injection valve
An injection valve for injecting fuel into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine comprises a valve seat, a valve element, at least one injection...
US-9,541,024 Fuel level indication noise monitor
Methods and systems are provided for monitoring fuel level indicator noise in a sealed fuel tank system. In one example, the method includes comparing the...
US-9,541,017 Throttle bypass turbine with exhaust gas recirculation
Various systems and methods are provided for controlling the temperature of outlet gasses from a throttle bypass turbine. In one embodiment, a method of...
US-9,541,014 Method for pre-ignition control
Various systems and methods are described for controlling pre-ignition in a boosted engine in a newly manufactured vehicle. One method comprises, during a...
US-9,540,997 Engine cover integrated captive fastener
An engine cover assembly having an integrally attached captive fastener or part-in-assembly fastener for attachment to an engine is disclosed. The engine cover...
US-9,540,989 Methods and systems for boost control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting operation of an electric motor coupled to a compressor at high altitude engine operation. In one example, the...
US-9,540,985 Arrangement for exhaust-gas aftertreatment system for an internal combustion engine and method for operating...
A method for operating an exhaust-gas aftertreatment system arrangement is provided. The method includes in a first operating state, flowing a substantial...
US-9,540,852 Door handle system for an automotive vehicle
A door handle system for an automotive vehicle door includes a door handle and a body panel. The body panel is moveable between a flush position and a recessed...
US-9,540,043 Trailer backup assist system with active trailer braking for curvature control
A trailer backup assist system for a vehicle, according to one embodiment, includes a trailer coupled with the vehicle. The trailer of the trailer backup assist...
US-9,539,999 Vehicle operator monitoring and operations adjustments
A vehicle computer is configured to perform one or more operations of the vehicle without occupant input. Data is stored relating to a baseline occupant state....
US-9,539,996 Energy management control of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
A drive-home button is provided in the dashboard of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). The driver presses this button when heading home or to other...
US-9,539,994 Method for operating an electromechanical vehicle braking
A method for operating an electromechanical vehicle brake system is provided. The method comprises determining that an activation condition has been met,...
US-9,539,993 By-wire fallback braking mode for brake-by-wire systems in vehicles
A vehicle includes a brake-by-wire system that delivers a certain amount of brake fluid pressure to wheel brakes depending upon the position of a brake pedal. A...
US-9,539,992 Method for operating an electromechanical vehicle brake system
A method is provided for operating an electromechanical vehicle brake system having an ESP module and at least two brake circuits, each brake circuit comprising...
US-9,539,947 Running board bracket
A running board assembly for a vehicle including a running board and a plurality of brackets for connecting the running board to a rocker. The brackets include...
US-9,539,942 Cup holder illumination
A method of controlling an ambient light feature of a cup holder assembly having one or more cup holders includes providing a light source having a light output...
US-9,539,941 Photoluminescent cupholder illumination
An apparatus for illuminating a vehicle cupholder is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a cavity formed by a console. The cavity is configured to receive a...
US-9,539,940 Illuminated indicator
A gear shifter indicator assembly for a vehicle is provided herein. The gear shifter indicator assembly includes a member having a plurality of indicia thereon....
US-9,539,939 Photoluminescent logo for vehicle trim and fabric
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises at least on fabric portion comprising a first photoluminescent...
US-9,539,937 Vehicle step lamp
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprise a light source disposed on a step portion. A first coating layer is...
US-9,539,912 Battery capacity estimation using state of charge initialization-on-the-fly concept
Hybrid-electric and pure electric vehicles include a traction battery comprised of many cells. Controlling a battery system may require that a battery state of...
US-9,539,904 Energy consumption rate in distance domain
A method of controlling a battery electric vehicle includes displaying an energy consumption parameter to a vehicle operator. The energy consumption parameter...
US-9,538,874 Photoluminescent cupholder illumination
According to one aspect of the present invention, an illuminated cupholder assembly is disclosed. The assembly comprises an upper portion comprising a lower...
US-D776,029 Vehicle instrument panel
US-9,538,691 Power inverter for a vehicle
A power inverter includes a plurality of power modules stacked in an array. A plurality of coolant chambers are interleaved with the modules. Each of the...
US-9,538,339 Method and system of outputting in a vehicle data streamed by mobile applications
A system for outputting visual data from a mobile device application on a mobile computing device to a vehicle display, the system comprising a wireless...
US-9,537,190 Battery cell separators
A battery cell separator includes a body having front and rear sides for being stacked against respective battery cells. The body has a cross-section between...
US-9,537,129 Batteries prepared by spinning
Methods of forming a lithium-ion battery on a vehicle component by spinning and vehicle components with a batteries formed thereon are disclosed. The spinning...
US-9,537,127 Low profile battery assembly for electrified vehicles
A battery assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a plurality of battery cells and a support structure...
US-9,537,124 Variable insulating battery pack system and method
A variable insulating battery pack system includes a battery pack enclosure sized and configured to contain the battery pack, an enclosure space in the battery...
US-9,536,416 Reminder apparatus and method for items left in a vehicle
A vehicle has an interior antenna for detecting transmissions from a keyless entry device (KED) and/or a radio frequency device (RFD) associated with a portable...
US-9,536,414 Vehicle with tactile information delivery system
A device for delivering stimuli to a user of a vehicle includes a data generating device that generates signals regarding information regarding a vehicle or...
US-9,536,156 Arrangement and method for recognizing road signs
Various embodiment include a system and a method for recognizing road signs. An image of a road sign may be captured by least one image sensor. A vehicle...
US-9,536,040 Methods for designing an exhaust assembly for a vehicle
A method of designing an exhaust assembly that includes the steps: developing an initial exhaust assembly design; evaluating the initial design based on a...
US-9,534,984 Spark plug fouling detection for ignition system
Methods and systems are provided for inferring spark plug fouling due to accumulation of fuel additives thereon. In one example, an engine controller may infer...
US-9,534,759 Lamp adjuster to control margins
A vehicle lamp assembly includes a body having a reflector, a lens, and a bulb. The assembly further includes a bezel, at least one adjuster arm attached to the...
US-9,534,605 System and method to provide lubrication for a plug-in hybrid
In hybrid electric vehicles having increased battery storage capacity and plug-in capability, electric-only operation of significant duration is available. To...
US-9,534,567 Dedicated EGR cylinder post combustion injection
Systems and methods for increasing an amount of fuel injected into a dedicated exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cylinder in an engine are disclosed. In one...
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