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US-9,944,276 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for synergizing the benefits of a variable compression ratio engine in a hybrid vehicle system. A vehicle controller may hold...
US-9,944,269 Input torque trim for transmission shift control during regenerative braking
A system and method for controlling a step-ratio transmission gearshift during a regenerative braking event for a hybrid vehicle having an engine selectively...
US-9,944,265 Method for controlling a brake pressure booster
A method for controlling a brake pressure booster with hydraulic brake boosting wherein the activation of an additional pressure source takes place upon...
US-9,944,248 Airbag including a secondary panel extending across a valley defining a secondary chamber
An airbag includes a panel, a secondary panel, and an opening. The panel defines an inflation chamber inflatable to an inflated position and includes a valley...
US-9,944,243 Protective guard for restraints control module
A guard for a restraints control module includes a corrugated base and right and left corrugated sidewalls. The sidewalls extend above the base and are spaced...
US-9,944,240 Iris seal power outlet closure
A power outlet seal for a vehicle includes an iris seal and an actuator knob configured to translate the iris seal between an opened configuration and a closed...
US-9,944,238 Wiring protection device in a vehicle
A wiring protection device in a vehicle comprises a support base and a support branch. The support base includes a fixed end and a free end opposite the fixed...
US-9,944,237 Proximity switch assembly with signal drift rejection and method
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The method includes steps of generating activation...
US-9,944,232 Latching mechanism for automotive under seat drawer
An apparatus for selectively latching a drawer for storing objects and movable in a travel direction from beneath an automotive seat. The apparatus comprises...
US-9,944,219 Headlamp module slip plane bracket
A slip plane bracket for a front end sub-assembly of a vehicle and method of assembling the front end of the vehicle is disclosed. The slip plane bracket...
US-9,944,200 Variable creep torque
An exemplary creep torque selection method includes selecting an amount of reverse creep torque for a vehicle. The selecting is independent from an amount of...
US-9,944,186 Hybrid truck and hybrid truck accessory
A vehicle includes a cargo bed, first open electrical circuit, and tonneau cover. The cargo bed has first and second sides extending upward. The first open...
US-9,944,166 Axle assembly for hybrid electric vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle axle includes two separate pinion gears meshing with a single beveled ring gear. One pinion gear conveys power from the internal...
US-9,944,148 Anti-roll systems and related methods
Anti-roll systems and related methods are disclosed. An example anti-roll system includes a first stabilizer bar having a first end to operatively couple to a...
US-9,944,143 Spring pad for vehicle suspension
A spring pad arranged between a terminal winding of a helical spring of a vehicle wheel suspension. The winding defines a rolled spring end. A spring plate...
US-9,943,901 Adjustable stamping die
A stamping die is provided. The stamping die includes a die block, a punch, and a trap wall. The punch is configured to engage the die block in order to form a...
US-9,943,900 Electro-hydraulic forming machine with electrodes that advance within a fluid chamber toward a workpiece
A system for electro-hydraulically forming a sheet metal part in an electro-hydraulic forming (EHF) machine. The part in a first shape is placed in the EHF...
US-9,943,373 Evaluating prosthetic heart valve placement
A method for evaluating the placement of a prosthetic heart valve in a structure of interest. The method comprises acquiring one or more depictions of an...
US-9,942,971 Detecting outages in a LED lamp assembly
Apparatus and systems are disclosed for detecting outages in an LED lamp assembly. An example disclosed lamp assembly includes a plurality of LED circuits...
US-9,942,948 Method of controlling a heated portion of a windshield
A method of preventing a windshield wiper from freezing to a windshield of a vehicle is provided. The method broadly includes the steps of: (a) monitoring a...
US-9,942,715 Methods and systems for regulating operation of one or more functions of a mobile application
Various embodiments include a method for regulating operation of mobile applications executing on a nomadic device. Signals for determining a speed of travel...
US-9,941,523 Bilayer cathode catalyst structure for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell
Use of noble metal alloy catalysts, such as PtCo, as the cathode catalyst in solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells can provide enhanced performance at low...
US-9,940,762 Systems and methods for identification of a compromised module
A vehicle computing system having a computer processor in communication with a wireless transceiver, such that the wireless transceiver is capable of...
US-9,940,625 Autonomous driving certification generalizer
Methods, devices and apparatuses pertaining to identifying the candidate road segments for autonomous operations are described. A method may involve obtaining...
US-9,940,098 Method and apparatus for a near field communication system to exchange occupant information
A system includes a plurality of antennas, positioned to be capable of receiving a wireless near field communication (NFC) device signal associated with a...
US-9,939,640 Method and apparatus for controlling the position of a head-up display image combiner
A head-up display in a motor vehicle has an image combiner movable between an active position, in which it is situated in the field of view of a driver of the...
US-9,939,044 Flat plane pendulum carrier for a crankshaft pendulum and methods of attachment thereto
A pendulum absorber fixed to the crankshaft of an engine comprises a pendulum and a pendulum carrier attached to the pendulum carrier attachment boss of the...
US-9,939,032 Method of controlling a transmission clutch
During the inertia phase of a shift, the oncoming clutch is controlled to alleviate shift quality degradation due variability of clutch friction coefficient....
US-9,938,991 Turbocharger compressor noise reduction system and method
A turbocharger and a method are disclosed. The turbocharger includes a casing having an inlet end and an outlet end. A flow passage within the casing may have a...
US-9,938,953 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for improving engine spark and torque control. In one example, adaptive spark control of an engine may include a modifier that...
US-9,938,951 Deterrence of ignition of a vehicle engine when a fuel nozzle is in a fuel intake area
Methods, apparatus, and computer readable media are disclosed for deterrence of ignition of a vehicle engine ignition when a fuel nozzle is in a fuel intake...
US-9,938,940 Intake manifold
An intake manifold assembly has one or more shells coupled together and coupled to a cover. When the manifold cover, or other exterior surface, is rounded, the...
US-9,938,928 Engine cover having a retainer to secure an engine accessory
A cover has an aperture through which an accessory gains access to the interior side of the cover and a cavity. The accessory may be any kind of sensor or...
US-9,938,914 Methods and systems for charge air cooler operation
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting engine operating parameters to regulate condensate formation in a charge air cooler. Based on conditions...
US-9,938,913 Methods and systems for purging condensate from a charge air cooler
Methods and systems are provided for purging condensate from a charge air cooler towards an intake air filter. In one example, a method may include operating a...
US-9,938,869 Internal charge air feed from rocker cover integrated intake runners
A high pressure charge air feed arrangement for an internal combustion engine is provided. The arrangement includes an intake having a high pressure output, a...
US-9,938,753 Lock mechanism assembly for vehicle tailgate
A check strap assembly for a pickup truck tailgate may include a truck bed, a tailgate, and opposing side panels. The tailgate is mounted to the truck bed for...
US-9,937,953 Trailer backup offset determination
A system for calibrating a backup assist system for a trailer attached to a vehicle is provided which includes a hitch sensor continuously measuring a hitch...
US-9,937,922 Collision avoidance using auditory data augmented with map data
A controller for an autonomous vehicle receives audio signals from one or more microphones and identifies sounds. The controller further identifies an estimated...
US-9,937,919 System and method for coupled and decoupled engine starting in a hybrid vehicle
A system and method for controlling engine starting in a hybrid vehicle having first and second electric machines include starting the engine in response to an...
US-9,937,916 Methods and system for reducing transmission shifting
Systems and methods for operating a transmission of a hybrid powertrain that includes a motor/generator are described. The systems and methods may permit or...
US-9,937,913 Methods and systems for hybrid driveline control
Systems and methods for operating and hybrid driveline are presented. In one example, driver demand torque may be supplied to vehicle wheels via a hydraulic...
US-9,937,878 Load compartment cover having sound-absorbing characteristics
The invention relates to a load compartment cover having sound-absorbing characteristics. A load compartment is provided between the rear seats and a tailgate....
US-9,937,869 Vehicle storage box incorporating a standard interface plate connection
A vehicle-bed storage box includes a container having an interior volume, an interface plate disposed within a vehicle-bed sidewall that selectively receives...
US-9,937,867 Deployable, expandable storage assembly for a motor vehicle
A deployable and expandable storage assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. That storage assembly includes a panel, an expandable linkage assembly and a...
US-9,937,861 Vehicle blind spot system operation with trailer tow
This disclosure generally relates to a vehicle blind spot detection system, method, and module for adjusting parameters of a vehicle blind spot detection...
US-9,937,859 Vehicle proximity indicator
Embodiments include a vehicle comprising an end facing an external object, at least one vehicle light positioned adjacent to the end and projecting a light...
US-9,937,855 Automotive window glazings
A vehicle window glazing is provided that includes a transparent substrate defining a first surface with a decorative layer positioned on the first surface...
US-9,937,836 Seatback with collapsible internal support unit
A vehicle seat includes a cushion and a seatback rotatably coupled with the cushion, the seatback defining a height. The seatback further has an internal...
US-9,937,835 Collapsible car seats to increase cargo space and flexibility
A vehicle seat includes a cushion and a seatback coupled with the cushion. At least one of the cushion and the seatback includes a base and an extension portion...
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