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US-9,193,336 Shift-by-wire system for actuating a vehicle park brake
A vehicle park-brake system includes a park brake, a solenoid; a first pressure source; a servo for disengaging the park-brake using the first pressure source,...
US-9,193,325 Active bolster with in-mold assembly of bladder and trim panel
An active bolster for an interior trim surface of an automotive vehicle has a plastic-molded outer trim panel with a closed-loop bonding section on an inside...
US-9,193,318 Stepped dual tube deflector
A front end assembly including a stepped deflector assembly. The stepped deflector assembly includes a first step attached to one end of a bumper. The first...
US-9,193,312 Occupant communication system and control method
An occupant communication system (OCS) and control method giving rear row occupant experience and full control to allow unimpeded access to a vehicle's features...
US-9,193,301 Vehicle reading lamp with low intensity light setting
A vehicle reading lamp is provided and includes an outer lens and a light source for illuminating an outer lens. A controller is included for prompting the...
US-9,193,298 Vehicle sun visor with illumination powered by kinetic motion
A vehicle sun visor system and method for powering the vehicle sun visor are provided herein, and include a generator configured to produce a first current via...
US-9,193,284 Articulating cushion bolster for ingress/egress
A vehicle seating assembly having a seat base and a seat back. Bolsters extend laterally from one of the seat base and the seat back and include a bolster...
US-9,193,274 Battery electric vehicle jumper cable and jump starting method
A battery electric vehicle jumper cable includes a first battery electric vehicle electrical plug adapted for connection to a standard charging port interface...
US-9,193,247 Vehicle door trim panel shut face feature to reduce deflection
A door assembly for an automotive vehicle that reduces or eliminates thoracic or rib deflection in a side impact event is disclosed. The door assembly of the...
US-D743,853 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover insert
US-9,191,135 Contact information recognition system for external textual data displayed by in-vehicle infotainment systems
A media content processor system including a control unit configured to receive radio data including metadata and media content and to identify an element of...
US-9,190,896 PWM strategy for reduction of inverter hotspot temperature and overall losses
A PWM strategy can be implemented to reduce device power losses and hotspot temperature in an inverter circuit that drives a synchronous motor. A method...
US-9,190,868 Vehicle and method for charging vehicle batteries
An automotive vehicle includes a traction battery, an auxiliary battery and at least one controller. The at least one controller may be configured to cause a...
US-9,189,879 Emotive engine and method for generating a simulated emotion for an information system
Information about a device may be emotively conveyed to a user of the device. Input indicative of an operating state of the device may be received. The input...
US-9,188,505 Method and system for cylinder compression diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for performing a non-intrusive engine compression test. When compression testing is requested, a hybrid vehicle engine may be...
US-9,188,223 Haptic feedback shift indicator
A shift indication system for a vehicle is provided. The shift indication system includes a haptic feedback device and a controller programmed to activate the...
US-9,188,197 Multi-speed transmission
A vehicle transmission includes first, second, third and fourth meshing gear-pinion pairs. The transmission produces a first speed ratio through a power path...
US-9,188,090 Multi-tubular fuel vapor canister
Systems and methods for operating an engine with a fuel vapor recovery system are disclosed. In one example approach, a method for an engine with a fuel vapor...
US-9,188,087 Ejector flow rate computation for gas constituent sensor compensation
Methods and systems are provided for computing the flow rate at a suction port of an ejector arranged in series with an outlet of an engine system such as a...
US-9,188,058 Method for controlling a turbocharger arrangement with an electric actuator and spring
Various methods for controlling a wastegate with an electric actuator including a bias are provided. In one example, the actuator is supplied with a first...
US-9,188,057 Turbocharger system having an air-cooled wastegate actuator
A turbocharger system is provided herein. The turbocharger system includes a turbine positioned downstream of a combustion chamber, a turbine bypass conduit in...
US-9,188,056 Engine control system and method
Methods and systems are provided for purging condensate from a charge air cooler to an engine intake while reducing misfire events related to the water...
US-9,188,053 Methods and devices for controlling a vehicle coolant pump
Methods and devices for controlling a vehicle electric coolant pump include operating the coolant pump at a speed to provide a desired coolant flow based on a...
US-9,188,045 Non-intrusive exhaust gas sensor monitoring based on fuel vapor purge operation
A method of monitoring an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust in an engine is provided. The method includes adjusting engine operation responsive to...
US-9,188,034 Emission control with a particulate matter sensor
A method for controlling a particulate matter sensor heater is provided. The method includes operating the heater to burn-off soot accumulated on the sensor;...
US-9,187,937 Collapsible door trim pull handle
A collapsible vehicle door pull handle comprises two separate pieces joined together by a break away feature. This arrangement allows the pull handle to be...
US-9,187,800 Process control for post-form heat treating parts for an assembly operation
A manufacturing process including a quality control procedure for verifying the completion of forming processes, heat treating and chemically treating parts....
US-9,187,129 Vehicle body mount
A body frame for mounting to a base frame of a vehicle includes a body mount assembly including an aluminum, tubular cross member having an inner passage and an...
US-9,187,127 Twelve-cornered strengthening member, assemblies including a twelve-cornered strengthening member, and methods...
A strengthening member for an automotive vehicle comprises a twelve-cornered cross section including sides and corners creating internal angles and external...
US-9,187,124 Steering input apparatus for trailer backup assist system
A trailer backup steering input apparatus provides a trailer steering information signal to a trailer backup assist control module of a vehicle through a signal...
US-9,187,117 Autonomous lane control system
An autonomous control system for a vehicle that controls the speed and steering system of the vehicle to operate in a lane-keeping mode or a lane-changing mode....
US-9,187,091 Collision detection system with a plausibiity module
A collision detection system for a vehicle includes a sensor and a camera. The sensor measures a first data set of an object relative to the vehicle. The camera...
US-9,187,087 Control of powersplit transmission for an electric vehicle
A method for controlling a powersplit transmission includes connecting an engine to the transmission, provided an engine torque request is present; connecting a...
US-9,187,086 Clutch control to enter powersplit hybrid powertrain parallel mode
A selectively actuatable one-way clutch is controlled to brake or release a generator such that a powersplit hybrid powertrain enters or exits a parallel mode...
US-9,187,085 Electric vehicle control based on operating costs associated with power sources
A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle operates the engine and/or traction motor in response to energy costs or prices received from an external source, such as a...
US-9,187,081 Regenerative braking and torque converter control
A method for controlling vehicle regenerative braking includes decreasing regenerative braking, provided a converter clutch is locked, such that regenerative...
US-9,187,076 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing audible clunks and objectionable drive feel in vehicles including start/stop systems. In one example, a vehicle...
US-9,187,053 Advanced engagement small overlap deflector
A deflector is provided for a vehicle having a bumper that is connected to a frame rail through a crush-can. The deflector includes an engagement portion that...
US-9,187,019 Thigh support for customer accommodation seat
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback. A seat base includes a first thigh support and a second thigh support. A self-locking cam system is operably...
US-9,187,012 Pivoting and reclining vehicle seating assembly
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback and a seat base pivotally coupled with the seatback. An upper link is pivotally coupled between an upper portion...
US-9,187,010 Method and system for detecting occupant seat weight sensor measurement error
A vehicle system includes a vehicle occupant seat including at least two weight sensors coupled to the seat for generating weight signals. The system further...
US-9,187,007 Online battery capacity estimation
An electric vehicle includes a controller configured to estimate battery capacity in accordance with a first state of charge estimation, a charge integration,...
US-9,186,993 Hybrid composite instrument panel
A vehicular instrument panel having a reinforcement that includes a plurality of chopped carbon fibers within a nylon resin, and a substrate coupled to the...
US-9,186,982 Fuel tank pressure-relief vent to prevent ejection of fuel during refill
A fuel tank having an interior space defined by a wall, a fill tube to admit fuel into the interior space, and a vent to discharge air and vapor from the...
US-9,186,867 Assembly including a reinforced composite part with a pre-formed rivet receiving button
A composite part defining a button shaped protrusion and including fibers reinforcing a resin matrix throughout the part. The fibers may be in the form of a...
US-D743,588 Vehicle lift gate lamp
US-9,184,777 Method and system for personalized dealership customer service
A vehicle computing system enables one or more processers to communicate with a service center and present service instructions to an output device at the...
US-9,184,745 Proximity switch assembly and method of sensing user input based on signal rate of change
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
US-9,183,179 Stablization method for vehicles
Stabilization method and system for performing dynamic chassis control in a vehicle. An electronic stability control (ESC) includes an ESC sensor set; at least...
US-9,182,166 Vehicle evaporator core icing prevention
A climate controller device may be configured to perform operations including comparing an outside air temperature to a threshold temperature; selecting, based...
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