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US-9,205,838 Controlling the speed of a vehicle during parking
Regulating a speed of a motor vehicle during an automated parking operation comprises measuring a speed of the motor vehicle during the automated parking...
US-9,205,815 Method and device for autonomous braking of a vehicle following collision
A method for controlling a vehicle braking system includes commanding vehicle brakes to provide braking torque based on a driver braking request in response to...
US-9,205,807 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-9,205,803 Deployable upper leg stiffener for pedestrian protection
A pedestrian safety system for use with a motor vehicle includes a vehicle hood movable between a closed position and a raised position wherein a leading edge...
US-9,205,798 Airbag for oblique vehicle impacts
An airbag module includes a base and an airbag supported by the base. The airbag is inflatable from an uninflated position to an inflated position and presents...
US-9,205,795 Deployable instrument panel trim
A passenger protection device includes a panel trim that is fittable to a vehicle instrument panel and a flexible sheet attached to each of at least a portion...
US-9,205,794 Variable-stiffness energy absorber for motor vehicle
A vehicle bumper energy absorber system includes a foam energy absorber (EA) for transverse mounting forward of a bumper and having a plurality of cavities...
US-9,205,792 Inflatable bolster in a vehicle bumper
An outer bumper and an inner bumper have disposed therebetween a plastic bolster. At least one inflator is communicatively coupled to a controller and arranged...
US-9,205,755 Receding horizon regression analysis for battery impedance parameter estimation
A hybrid vehicle includes a battery pack having one or more cells and a controller configured to continuously update battery model parameter values based on...
US-9,205,751 Battery charging apparatus configured to reduce reactive power through a fuse caused by at least one load
A battery charger may be capable of receiving power from a power distribution circuit including a fuse and may be configured to reduce reactive power through...
US-9,205,750 Method to estimate battery open-circuit voltage based on transient resistive effects
A vehicle is disclosed that includes a battery and a controller programmed to calculate a battery voltage characteristic from previously measured charge and...
US-9,205,728 Reinforced liftgate for a vehicle
A reinforced liftgate is provided for a vehicle. That reinforced liftgate includes an inner panel having a first aperture and a first reinforcing plate having a...
US-9,205,721 Cross-car structural support with integrated HVAC floor duct
A cross-car structure integrates an HVAC duct with a structural beam. An upper steel beam has opposing ends attached to opposite body sides. A pair of center...
US-9,205,710 Methods and systems for determining a tire pressure status
Various embodiments may include methods and systems for determining a tire pressure status. The system may include at least one computer. An input defining an...
US-D744,931 Vehicle wheel
US-D744,926 Vehicle wheel
US-D744,918 Vehicle mirror
US-D744,916 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-D744,915 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-9,203,068 Battery pack
A battery pack for a vehicle may include a cell array defining an upper surface and a housing defining a raised portion extending along and above a length of...
US-9,200,707 Control of automatic transmission shift by wire range selection
A method for controlling a transmission includes using actuation of a button of a shift module to produce a signal representing a desired gear, using the signal...
US-9,200,702 Driver aware adaptive shifting
An individual driving value is set as a function of an accelerator pedal position. In turn, a powertrain characteristic is set as a function of the individual...
US-9,199,640 Control of electronic limited slip differential while towing
A vehicle includes a control system for reducing oversteer by controlling an electronic limited-slip differential (eLSD). The eLSD has one or more clutches...
US-9,199,635 Method and system to exit from a coast-down mode
A vehicle may include at least one electric machine, a traction battery, and a voltage boost converter electrically connecting the at least one electric machine...
US-9,199,606 Detecting vehicle door ajar using intrusion sensor
A vehicle includes an intrusion sensor configured to detect a Doppler shift in a passenger compartment and output an intrusion signal representing the Doppler...
US-9,199,592 Crash box
A crash box for connecting a bumper of a vehicle to a frame member of the vehicle is disclosed. The crash box includes a first crash box component made of metal...
US-9,199,586 Slotted grommet and assembly
A grommet for securing a tube includes an oval hole having a wide portion and a narrow portion, a recess located between upper and lower shoulders surrounding...
US-9,199,579 Sliding door for a storage bin in a vehicle center floor console
A motor vehicle console includes a housing having a pair of side panels that define a storage bin having an opening and an upper panel that extends between the...
US-9,199,576 Tailgate position detection
A system includes a camera module disposed on a vehicle. The camera module records an image and generates an image signal representing the image. The system...
US-9,199,560 Self-adjusting seat stiffness system
A self-adjusting seat stiffness system that uses a tension member and tensioning device to maintain or increase tension in a seat component during a perceived...
US-9,199,553 Autonomous vehicle with reconfigurable seats
A vehicle includes a passenger compartment with an instrument panel located near a front of the passenger compartment. The vehicle further includes at least one...
US-9,199,521 Trailer theft detection and alarm
An electronic control unit used in, e.g., a towing vehicle includes a processing device configured to determine an initial electrical load of a trailer system,...
US-9,199,293 Header beam of a vehicle frame and method of forming the same
A header beam couples between A-pillars of a vehicle frame. The header beam is formed from a generally straight beam segment that is extruded to have a hollow...
US-9,197,206 Proximity switch having differential contact surface
A proximity switch assembly and method for activating a proximity switch is provided. The assembly includes a proximity sensor generating a signal, and a...
US-9,197,094 Wireless charger and charging system with multi-compatibility
A wireless charger and charging system compatible with several wireless charging solutions is provided. The wireless charger includes a charging module having a...
US-9,197,078 Battery parameter estimation
A vehicle includes a battery pack and at least one controller programmed to implement a model of the battery pack. The model includes parameters representing an...
US-9,197,050 End-fitting for routing cables within vehicles
An end-fitting assembly for routing a cable on a vehicle chassis in a predetermined direction. The assembly includes a mounting element and end-fitting element....
US-9,196,930 Vehicle battery cell with integral control circuit
The present disclosure relates to a vehicle battery pack having battery cells with an integral control circuit configured to communicate with a battery energy...
US-9,196,912 Epoxy methacrylate based adhesive for fuel cell flow field plates
An electrically conductive adhesive is disclosed for bonding anode and cathode flow field plates together for use in fuel cells. The adhesive formulation...
US-9,194,918 Leakage detection circuit with integral circuit robustness check
An electrical leakage detection circuit detects electrical leakage of a battery in an electric vehicle. A first transistor switch coupled between a first and...
US-9,194,539 Storage assembly and a method for making the same
A storage assembly 10 having at least one sub-assembly 12 which includes a plurality of material storage cells 49 which are operatively disposed along a certain...
US-9,194,482 System for supplying fluid to transmission control elements
A system for supplying fluid to transmission control elements includes a body producing clutch-apply pressures and a lube source, clutches, each clutch...
US-9,194,338 Vacuum port having a flow disruptor
An intake system is provided. The intake system including an intake manifold coupled to an engine and a vacuum port located in said intake manifold and in an...
US-9,194,311 Engine control method and system
Methods and systems are provided for heating a catalyst during engine cold-start conditions. One example embodiment uses positive valve overlap to drive a...
US-9,194,281 Internal combustion engine with a cylinder head having an integrated drainage channel and method for producing...
An internal combustion engine is provided. The engine includes a cylinder head having a cylinder having an exhaust valve opening and an intake valve opening, an...
US-9,194,280 Applied-ignition internal combustion engine with catalytically coated injection device, and method for...
Systems and methods are provided for reducing coking residues on an injection device of an applied-ignition, direct injection engine. An example system...
US-9,194,279 Thermostat with locking arms for coolant filling
The disclosure relates to a control valve for a medium circuit of an internal combustion engine, in particular to a thermostat of a coolant circuit of the...
US-9,193,394 Modular composite instrument panel
A vehicular instrument panel, including a substrate comprising a plurality of chopped carbon and chopped glass fibers within a nylon resin, the substrate...
US-9,193,351 Real-time fuel consumption estimation
An engine, electric machine and battery of a vehicle are operated, in certain examples, such that a state of charge of the battery is generally maintained while...
US-9,193,350 Method of adaptive control for engine transient mitigation in a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle and method of control are provided. An engine raw power command is quantized. The quantized power command is set to one of a plurality of...
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