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US-9,771,044 Leather trim panel skin hidden tear seam with disrupted fiber matrix
A vehicle interior trim system such as an instrument panel or a door panel includes a panel substrate defining a deployment aperture. An inflatable device such...
US-9,771,027 Console support panel and console assembly employing the same
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a console support panel which includes a first portion defining a cavity to receive therein a pivot...
US-9,771,026 Vehicle storage container
One or more embodiments of the present invention relate to a storage container including first, second and third walls, a first panel having first and second...
US-9,771,019 Photoluminescent vehicle illumination
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises at least one light source disposed in a portion of a side mirror...
US-9,771,011 Vehicle trim panel having beverage retainer
A vehicle trim panel assembly is provided having a beverage retainer formed in a storage compartment on the door of an automotive vehicle. The trim panel...
US-9,771,003 Apparatus for customizing a vehicle seat for an occupant
An apparatus for customizing a vehicle seat includes a seat having a cushion and a back coupled thereto and a plurality of force sensors in respective locations...
US-9,770,997 Detection of imbalance across multiple battery cells measured by the same voltage sensor
A vehicle having a battery pack with cells arranged in at least groups of two cells in series is disclosed. A controller balances the cells based on a change in...
US-9,770,980 System and methods for determining fuel fill level and diagnosing fill level indicator
A method, comprising indicating an amount of a residual fuel in a fuel tank based on an initial rate of change of a fuel tank pressure during a refueling event....
US-9,770,979 Object positioning method
A fuel tank having one or more support domes configured to engage with, and assist in positioning, a fuel tank insert.
US-9,770,976 Filler pipe bracket assembly of pickup truck
A filler pipe bracket of an aluminum pickup truck includes a two-tiered body, a first side member, and a second side member. The two-tiered body includes a...
US-9,770,972 Push-pull heat management system for a motor vehicle
A heat management system is provided for a motor vehicle. That heat management system includes a first wheel rim having an air inlet, a thermal load downstream...
US-9,770,790 Metal sheet laser welding clamp
A metal sheet laser welding clamp comprising a laser wavelength transparent body having a laser welding portion, the laser welding portion including an upper...
US-9,770,780 Pulse joining cartridges
A pulsed joining tool includes a tool body that defines a cavity that receives an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member and a pulse joining...
US-D798,218 Vehicle wheel cap
US-9,769,762 Adaptive transmit power control for vehicle communication
Apparatus and methods are disclosed for adaptive transmit power control for vehicle communication. An example disclosed vehicle includes a driving assistance...
US-9,769,297 System and method for monitoring the location of a communication device in a vehicle
In at least one embodiment, a system for locating a personal communication device (PCD) in a vehicle is provided. The system includes a controller that is...
US-9,768,478 Traction battery assembly
A battery assembly includes a plurality of battery cells arranged in an array. The array has first and second longitudinal sides and a plurality of spacers...
US-9,768,433 Multi-layered terminal having thermal fuse for a traction battery cell
A vehicle traction battery assembly which may include an array of battery cells is provided. Each of the cells includes terminals of opposite polarity. Each of...
US-9,768,431 Battery pack separator
An example battery pack separator includes a spacer section and a vent section. The spacer section has a portion that is operative to fit between a first...
US-9,767,696 Method for locating an object in a blind-spot of a vehicle
A method for detecting moving objects in the area surrounding a vehicle by means of a vehicle-mounted sensor system having separate detection zones between...
US-9,767,626 Connected services for vehicle diagnostics and repairs
A mobile device may authorize with a paired telematics control unit of a vehicle to ensure the vehicle is in a remote service mode; send a command request to...
US-9,767,373 Head-mounted display head pose and activity estimation
A system may receive head pose indications determined according to movement data from a motion sensor of an optical head-mounted display worn by a vehicle...
US-9,766,874 Autonomous global software update
A computer-implemented method may include subscribing to a first topic tree topic associated with an installed vehicle software component version; identifying a...
US-9,766,648 Controller system coordinated using a timing signal and method of controller coordination using a timing signal
A controller timing system according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a master controller to generate a timing...
US-9,766,629 Autonomous pulse and glide system
An autonomous pulse and glide system and method are disclosed. Pulse and glide is a fuel savings strategy that pulses a host vehicle to a maximum target speed...
US-9,766,157 Device and method of measuring powertrain backlash
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a device to measure backlash of an equipment powertrain, where the device includes a head to attach to...
US-9,766,052 System and method for determining rotor position offset of an electric machine
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, detecting a position, including a polarity, of a rotor to...
US-9,765,915 Sealing device
The invention relates to a sealing device for cylindrical or conical orifices, which is composed of an elongate sealing body made from elastically deformable...
US-9,765,734 Active airpath bypass system
Methods and systems are provided for regulating airflow through a charge air cooler integrated in an intake assembly. In one example, an engine intake assembly...
US-9,765,688 Methods and system for controlling compressor surge
Systems and methods for operating a compressor and a compressor recirculation valve of a turbocharged engine to avoid the possibility of compressor surge are...
US-9,765,656 Hydraulic circuit for valve deactivation
Methods and systems are provided for deactivating a valve actuation mechanism. In one example, a system may include a hydraulic gallery that may deliver a...
US-9,764,790 Transportation device foldable between personal transporter and bicycle configurations
A transportation device includes a frame foldable between a bicycle configuration and a personal transporter configuration. A sensor configured to sense when...
US-9,764,739 Transmission and integrated transfer case
A transfer case and transmission are designed to permit the transmission hydraulic control system to control a range selection coupler and a torque on demand...
US-9,764,733 Methods and system for starting an engine of a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for cranking an engine of a hybrid vehicle that includes an electric machine to crank the engine and propel the vehicle are disclosed. In...
US-9,764,726 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle system including an engine that is selectively shut-down during engine idle-stop conditions, the...
US-9,764,704 Bumper
A bumper assembly includes an elongated beam and a pair of crush cans. The elongated beam includes a plurality of reinforcing walls extending horizontally that...
US-9,764,686 Light-producing assembly for a vehicle
A light-producing assembly for a vehicle is provided herein. The light-producing assembly includes a plurality of light and a photoluminescent structure. The...
US-9,764,667 Foldable headrest with double hinge
A headrest for a vehicle seat includes a padded part, carrying bars for securing the padded part to a backrest of the vehicle seat, and a mechanism for turning...
US-9,764,662 Vehicle seat assembly with integral child seat module
A vehicle seat assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. The vehicle seat assembly includes a vehicle seat having a seat back and a seat bottom as well as a...
US-9,764,632 Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle battery state of charge hold function and energy management
A plugin hybrid electric vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, a battery, an electric machine, and a controller. The vehicle is operable in a primary...
US-9,764,620 System and method for operating a heat pump
Methods and system for operating a heat pump in different operating modes and providing a predictable heat pump response when the heat pump is transitioned...
US-9,764,618 HVAC system with travel time based control
A system for providing efficient climate control in a vehicle. The system has an HVAC system configured to receive a user-defined temperature. The HVAC system...
US-9,764,286 Zoned catalyst system for reducing N.sub.2O emissions
A catalyst system for reducing N.sub.2O emissions in the exhaust system of a vehicle is provided and comprises a support in communication with the exhaust gas...
US-9,764,261 Dual media oil filter
A suction filter for an automatic transmission utilizes two different types of filter media: a coarse filter media and a fine filter media. The two types of...
US-D797,781 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface for automobile preconditioning control
US-D797,780 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface for automobile preconditioning control
US-D797,779 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface for automobile preconditioning control
US-D797,778 Display screen or portion thereof with color graphical user interface for automobile preconditioning control
US-D797,777 Display screen or portion thereof with color graphical user interface for automobile preconditioning control
US-D797,646 Sensor cover
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