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US-9,211,871 Vehicle and method for controlling regenerative braking
A vehicle and a method for controlling regenerative braking may utilize the maximum available regenerative braking torque for some time during a braking event....
US-9,211,866 Seatbelt and adjustable buckle presenter assembly
A seatbelt assembly includes a seatbelt buckle that is disposed along a retractable belt webbing and configured for tethered movement about a vehicle interior....
US-9,211,848 Storage unit for a motor vehicle
A storage assembly for use in a motor vehicle for transporting objects is disclosed. The storage assembly includes upper and lower cover parts that are hingedly...
US-9,211,824 Adjustable firmness vehicle seat
A vehicle seat includes a seat back and a seat for supporting an occupant. A cushion is coupled to the seat and has at least one inflatable upper bladder for...
US-9,211,821 Anti-pinch system for vehicle seating
An anti-pinch system for vehicle seating includes a front seat that has an actuator configured to automatically slide the front seat between the driving...
US-9,211,772 Vehicle towing apparatus and method of towing a vehicle in a test
A vehicle tow bar assembly having a latch assembly and a remotely operated actuator for unlatching the tow bar assembly from a tow line. The latch assembly may...
US-9,211,598 Electro-hydraulic trimming of a part perimeter with multiple discrete pulses
A trim tool for trimming a part having a complex shape. The trim tool defines a plurality of electro-hydraulic cavities that are separated by walls in a lower...
US-9,211,492 Duct with contaminant separating barrier
A conduit carrying gaseous matter has a device inside it forming a low-lying sump for separating and collecting non-gaseous matter. The device fits within a...
US-9,209,630 Active battery cell balancing methods with variable duration discharge
A method and a system for balancing cells of a vehicle battery includes discharging charge from a highest charged cell for a discharge time period dependent on...
US-9,209,503 Metal oxygen battery containing oxygen storage materials
In one embodiment, a metal oxygen battery is provided. The metal oxygen battery includes a battery housing including a first compartment and a second...
US-9,209,440 High voltage access prevention
Methods and apparatus for assembling a high voltage battery without exposing an operator to contacts having a voltage greater than a predetermined maximum are...
US-9,208,289 Vehicle system reaction to medical conditions
A computer-implemented method includes registering at least one medical condition associated with a vehicle occupant. The method also includes monitoring...
US-9,208,127 Method for operating a vehicle powertrain
A method of operating a vehicle powertrain, includes: sensing a vehicle speed; selecting a plurality of control strategies; activating one of the plurality of...
US-9,206,945 System and method for hydrogen storage
In one aspect, a hydrogen storage system includes a sealed container including an inner temperature of 77 degrees Kelvin or greater, a sorbent material enclosed...
US-9,206,895 Auxiliary oil pump integrated with a vehicle transmission
An assembly for an automotive vehicle transmission includes a case containing a fluid sump and valve body, a pump supported on the case, a passage formed in the...
US-9,206,893 Method for operating a vehicle powertrain
A method of operating a vehicle powertrain, includes: sensing a vehicle velocity; selecting at least two of a plurality of control strategies; activating the at...
US-9,206,747 Method and system for adjusting engine throttles
An engine system and method for operating an engine including a central throttle and a port throttle is disclosed. In one example, the central throttle and port...
US-9,205,844 Driver drowsiness detection
Data is collected related to a yaw-rate of a vehicle during a period of time. Based in part on the yaw-rate data, an actual trajectory and an ideal trajectory...
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,...
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