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US-9,302,629 Integrated tray table for a motor vehicle
An integrated tray table is provided for a motor vehicle. The tray table includes a support that extends in a first plane and a retention panel that includes a...
US-9,302,627 Two-sided flexible tonneau cover having a planar forward extending cover member
A tonneau cover for a vehicle includes an outwardly biased first cover, wherein the first cover is biased from an interior of the housing to engage a seatback,...
US-9,302,616 Vehicle lighting apparatus with multizone proximity control
A vehicle lighting system is disclosed. The lighting system comprises a group of light sources having a plurality of portions. Each of the portions has a...
US-9,302,610 Motor vehicle headlight with energy absorbing feature
A headlight for motor vehicles including a box-shaped housing, a light unit arranged in the housing, a front pane sealing the housing to the front relative to...
US-9,302,595 Autonomous charge balancing circuit and method for battery pack
Systems and methods for controlling a vehicle having a traction battery with a plurality of cell groups each having a plurality of serially connected battery...
US-9,302,588 Vehicle system for evaluating a voltage converter
A vehicle is provided with an electric machine and a storage device. The electric machine is configured to provide drive torque and the storage device is...
US-9,302,573 Duct for high voltage battery air cooling exhaust and recirculation
A vehicle is provided including a battery pack with an exhaust port, an air extractor spaced away from the exhaust port, and other vehicle components. A cargo...
US-9,302,565 Circulation for pressure loss event
An exemplary vehicle is disclosed having a compressible fluid system including at least one sensor configured to determine a fluid pressure present within the...
US-9,302,564 Tuned air extractor to prevent wind throb in a vehicle
An air extractor is provided for reducing wind throb in a vehicle. The air extractor includes a support having a first opening. A first flap is pivotally...
US-9,302,458 Machine for forming a headliner
A machine for forming a bonded edge fold on a headliner is disclosed. The headliner includes a ceiling and an edge flange that has a wall section and a backing...
US-9,302,414 Molded active plastics components for a vehicle airbag assembly
An airbag assembly includes inner and outer panels that are coupled to define a cavity therebetween, an inflatable member disposed within the cavity and at...
US-9,302,310 Composite dies and method of making the same
In one or more embodiments, a composite die includes a die face defining a protrusion and including a first metal, and a die base supporting the die face, the...
US-D753,325 Vehicle headlamps
US-D753,324 Vehicle fog lamp cover
US-D753,323 Vehicle headlight
US-D753,036 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-9,300,017 Detecting blockage of air flow through vehicle traction battery
Air is supplied from a passenger cabin of a vehicle to an intake passage between the passenger cabin and a battery of the vehicle. The vehicle may be an...
US-9,299,198 Fleet vehicle aftermarket equipment monitoring
A processor of a server may receive, from a plurality of vehicles, fleet alerts indicative of vehicle locations and status of aftermarket equipment installed to...
US-9,298,649 Method and apparatus for dynamically updating a vehicle module configuration record
A system includes a processor configured to detect that a vehicle module update has been performed. The processor is further configured to create an identifier...
US-9,298,065 Hidden camera system with enclosure incorporating a flexible seal
A hidden camera system for a vehicle includes a housing having first and second openings. A displaceable cover closes the first opening. A camera is received in...
US-9,297,456 Vehicle adapted to control clutch torque based on relative speed data
The rate of change of transmission output torque is computed based on the differential speeds of the axles and of the transmission output shaft adjusting for...
US-9,297,445 Method for controlling an engine drive belt tensioner system
Methods and systems are provided for controlling an engine drive belt tensioner system in which the engine is controlled by an engine stop-start system. When...
US-9,297,348 Methods and systems for variable displacement engine control
Methods and systems are provided for selecting a group of cylinders for selective deactivation, in a variable displacement engine system, based at least on a...
US-9,297,346 Camshaft position determination
Various methods for determining camshaft position based on position indicated by an electric motor controller are provided. In one example, a method comprises:...
US-9,297,341 Multiple tap aspirator with leak passage
Systems and methods are provided for engine systems including a multiple tap aspirator with a throat tap and a diffuser tap. Suction passages coupled to the...
US-9,297,340 Method and system for fuel vapor control
Methods and systems are provided for identifying leaks on each of a fuel tank and a canister side of a fuel system using a single leak check module. A position...
US-9,297,338 Diesel particulate filter passive regeneration during stationary power take-off
The systems and method described above in the present disclosure allow for regeneration of a diesel particulate filter while a vehicle is in stationary power...
US-9,297,331 System and method for operating a direct injection fuel pump
Methods and systems are provided for a direct injection fuel pump. The methods and systems selectively operate the direct injection fuel pump with varying...
US-9,297,329 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling exhaust emissions by adjusting an injection profile for fuel injected into an engine cylinder from a plurality...
US-9,297,327 Operation of an internal combustion engine
Methods and systems are provided for accurately measuring an air-fuel-ratio of an engine. During a first condition of decreased scavenging, adjusting fuel...
US-9,297,320 Systems and methods for exhaust catalyst temperature control
Methods and systems are provided for exhaust catalyst temperature control by metering exhaust bypass flow from a dedicated EGR cylinder. A continuously variable...
US-9,297,298 Dual wastegate actuation
Various systems and methods for controlling dual wastegates via a single wastegate actuator are provided. In one example, a system comprises a first wastegate...
US-9,297,296 Method for discharging condensate from a turbocharger arrangement
Methods and systems are provided for discharging condensate from a turbocharger arrangement of an internal combustion engine. Specifically, in on example,...
US-9,297,282 Cam phaser system and method
An engine system is provided. The engine system includes a drive component coupled to a first end of a camshaft and mechanically coupled to a crankshaft and a...
US-9,296,432 Aluminum alloy vehicle structural component defining an out-of-plane aperture
An aluminum alloy vehicle structural component defining an out-of-plane aperture with its main portion. A recessed portion is inset from the main portion having...
US-9,296,431 Vehicle upper body structural brace
A vehicle upper body structural brace apparatus includes a first member having a first end in a rear region of a vehicle and second and third members each...
US-9,296,423 Maximum trailer angle determination and control for a trailer backup assist system
The trailer backup assist system has a human machine interface coupled to a controller having a setup module, a calibration module, an activation module and a...
US-9,296,422 Trailer angle detection target plausibility
According to one aspect of the present invention, a system for determining target plausibility is comprised of an imaging device for imaging a scene and...
US-9,296,421 Vehicle target identification using human gesture recognition
A trailer target detection system includes a camera located on a vehicle and arranged to capture video images of a trailer towed by the vehicle. The system...
US-9,296,391 E-drive torque sensing vehicle state estimation methods for vehicle control
Vehicle state estimation methods include measuring torque, using the measured torque to formulate a vehicle state estimation for vehicle control and applying...
US-9,296,390 Hybrid vehicle exhaust diagnostics
Methods are provided for performing diagnostic routines in a hybrid vehicle. In one example approach, a method for operating a hybrid vehicle comprises...
US-9,296,388 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for extending an engine-off period of a hybrid vehicle while reducing engine cold-start emissions. During an engine pull-up to...
US-9,296,387 Methods and systems for transitioning between driveline braking modes
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a method for transitioning between regenerative braking and...
US-9,296,380 Prestroking engine disconnect clutch in a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine selectively coupled to one another via a clutch. In one mode of operation, the vehicle can be...
US-9,296,358 Head, torso and knee combo airbag
A motor vehicle airbag system comprises a dual chambered combined head, torso, and knee airbag having a head and torso chamber and a lower extremities chamber...
US-9,296,341 Tip out style vehicle interior door
A console assembly includes a console assembly housing with a member disposed within a wall thereof that is rotatable between a plurality of positions. The...
US-9,296,310 Traction battery thermal management system
A traction battery assembly includes a battery array having a plurality of stacked cells and a pair of thermal plates arranged to sandwich the array...
US-9,296,309 Customized battery charging
A vehicle is provided with a motor that is connected to a storage device. The motor is configured to provide drive torque and the storage device is configured...
US-9,296,301 Environment-aware regenerative braking energy calculation method
A method of operating a vehicle includes implementing regenerative braking of the vehicle using discounted regeneration energy based on physical route...
US-9,296,296 Front end accessory drive bracket and mounting method for an engine
Methods and systems are provided for a bracket and surrounding structure for mounting a front end accessory drive component, such as an alternator, to an...
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