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US-9,162,645 High pressure airbag for oblique impact modes
A vehicle includes a dash panel and an airbag module disposed behind the dash panel. The airbag module includes an airbag assembly that defines, upon inflation...
US-9,162,642 Method and system for determining a primary direction of force resulting from a vehicle collision
A vehicle comprises an acceleration sensing module and a crash direction-computing module. The acceleration-sensing module is configured for generating...
US-9,162,627 Snug-fit item holder
An item holder for a vehicle interior includes first and second retention members which are operable between at-rest and recessed positions relative to one...
US-9,162,599 Motor vehicle footpad assembly
A vehicle footrest assembly includes a bracket attached to a vehicle body structure and a foam footpad attached to the bracket. At least one fastener attaches a...
US-9,162,598 Moveable vehicle armrest assembly
A vehicle includes an armrest and a hinge assembly. The hinge assembly supports the armrest and is rotatable between extended and collapsed positions. The hinge...
US-9,162,556 Panoramic roof module for a vehicle
A vehicle is provided with a panoramic sunroof system. A movable roof panel operates to open and define a panoramic roof opening. In a panoramic open position,...
US-9,162,546 Multilink rear axle for a motor vehicle
A multilink rear axle comprises a wheel carrier, a leaf spring, a first lower control arm, an upper control arm, and at least one member. The wheel carrier can...
US-9,162,418 Method of making a barbed surface for receiving a thermal spray coating and the surface made by the method
A method is disclosed for preparing a surface for mechanically securing a spray coating to a surface. A first series of grooves formed in the surface are...
US-9,162,277 Indexing self-piercing die riveter
A self-piercing die riveter having an indexable die table on the nose of its frame. The die table has a number of dies disposed thereon. The frame defines a...
US-D741,240 Vehicle wheel
US-D741,229 Vehicle exterior
US-D741,228 Vehicle exterior
US-D741,227 Vehicle exterior
US-D741,224 Vehicle exterior
US-9,157,970 Method and apparatus for preventing contamination from affecting magnetic field sensors
A magnetic field sensor is employed to determine a rotational velocity of an element by sensing frequency variations in a magnetic flux during rotation of the...
US-9,157,848 Ding detection system
A method and system is provided to detect deformations on a sheet metal panel. The method includes swiping the sheet metal panel's surface through a screening...
US-9,157,512 Multi-speed transmission
A transmission gearing arrangement produces nine forward speed ratios and one reverse speed ratio by selective engagement of three shift elements in various...
US-9,157,511 Multi-speed transmission
A transmission gearing arrangements produces up to ten forward and one reverse speed ratios by selective engagement of various combinations of four shift...
US-9,157,495 Torque converter having integrated flex plate for hybrid electric vehicle
An assembly includes a torque converter concentric with an axis, a rotor hub drivably connected for rotation about the axis to an electric machine and...
US-9,157,491 Dual clutch transmission
A dual clutch transmission for motor vehicles, with two subtransmissions, with a dual clutch, with a central disk (3) connected to the driving disk (2) and...
US-9,157,426 Overheat control mechanism for electrical vacuum pumps
A vacuum pump connected to a unit where a low pressure is desired to be maintained, is adapted to reduce a rise in its temperature, during extended operations...
US-9,157,410 Method and internal combustion engine for a supercharged internal combustion engine
Embodiments for a turbocharged engine are provided. In one example, a method for operating a supercharged internal combustion engine including at least one...
US-9,157,393 Multi-staged fuel return system
A fuel system for an engine is provided herein. According to one embodiment, the fuel system includes a fuel supply coupled to a low pressure fuel pump, the low...
US-9,157,380 Twin scroll turbocharger with EGR takeoffs
Systems and methods for operating a twin scroll turbocharged engine with a junction configured to selectively control exhaust gas delivery to an exhaust gas...
US-9,157,363 Twin independent boosted I4 engine
An engine receiving boost from a supercharger and/or a turbocharger compressor is provided, along with methods for its operation. The engine may include inline...
US-9,156,500 Bowtie shaped roof bow
A roof bow for a vehicle is provided that has a "bow-tie" shape including a central portion flanked by two triangular portions. The triangular portions are...
US-9,156,496 Vehicle maneuvering aids
A vehicle 1 towing a trailer 4 is fitted with three video cameras 5, 6, 7 fitted to the rear of the vehicle and on each door mirror. A view from any camera can...
US-9,156,474 Jurisdiction-aware function control and configuration for motor vehicles
Apparatus for a motor vehicle comprises a location monitor for determining vehicle coordinates for an instantaneous vehicle position within a predetermined...
US-9,156,472 Economic cruise control
Economic cruise control where a response of a cruise control system used to control a powertrain is determined based at least in part on whether a driver of a...
US-9,156,471 Parental control of rear seat HVAC unit in vehicle
A vehicle has front and rear seats and an air conditioning system. There is an auxiliary control accessible from the rear seat for adjusting the air...
US-9,156,470 Control strategy to alter available wheel power in a vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine for providing propulsion forces to wheels of the vehicle. In an electric-only propulsion...
US-9,156,469 Methods and systems for a driveline disconnect clutch
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, compensation for a driveline disconnect clutch is provided. The...
US-9,156,434 Webbing exit protection boot for a webbing of a seat belt and seat belt system
A webbing exit protection boot for a webbing of a vehicle seat belt has an aperture for the webbing, a stiff lower part confining a lower section of the...
US-9,156,429 Curtain airbag with seat engaging feature
A curtain airbag assembly for a vehicle has an airbag with a receiving portion shaped to clamp onto or around a portion of a seat of the vehicle when the airbag...
US-9,156,426 Headrest-mounted vehicle airbag
A head rest is mountable on a vehicle seat back with at least one hollow support bar. The support bar is adjustable to adjust the height of the head rest...
US-9,156,423 Active bolster with active vent formed in attachment bosses
An active bolster mounts at an interior trim surface of a passenger compartment in an automotive vehicle. A plastic-molded front wall deploys in a deployment...
US-9,156,422 Active bolster with multiple bladders on single trim piece
An active bolster protects a passenger in an automotive vehicle during a crash event. An interior trim panel has a front wall with a front surface facing the...
US-9,156,408 Active glove box door with reaction surface catcher
An active glove box system comprises an instrument panel and a glove box door. The instrument panel housing defines a door space bordered by a curb flange along...
US-9,156,395 Low profile highly efficient vehicular LED modules and headlamps
A vehicle lighting module is provided that includes a lens having a plurality of near-field lens elements, an input surface, and an exit surface. The lighting...
US-9,156,387 Coupling structure for pull-cup and armrest assembly
A door trim assembly includes an armrest, a pull-cup unit, and an attachment structure. The attachment structure has a first portion with a first flange, a...
US-9,156,369 BEV life support system and method
A battery electric vehicle life support system for a battery electric vehicle. The system may include at least one controller adapted to receive charging...
US-9,156,358 Regenerative braking in the presence of an antilock braking system control event
A hybrid electric vehicle includes at least one wheel, a friction brake, a motor, and at least one controller. The friction brake is coupled to the wheel and...
US-9,156,340 Energy storage device protection apparatus
The invention relates to a motor vehicle, in particular a hybrid automobile or electric vehicle, having a battery that is arranged between two wheelhouses An...
US-9,156,335 Structural door handle attached to door structure at the door window belt
A vehicle door and handle assembly includes inner and outer panels defining an inner door cavity therebetween. A belt reinforcement is disposed within the inner...
US-9,156,298 Method of producing a graphic design on a vehicle body
A method is provided for printing graphic designs in-line during manufacture of a vehicle. The method utilizes an ink jet printing system to apply graphic...
US-D740,726 Vehicle front bumper valance
US-9,153,822 Nano-structured thin film catalyst
In one embodiment, a catalyst assembly includes a substrate including a base and a number of rods extending from the base; a catalyst layer including a catalyst...
US-9,153,144 Rapid approach detector
A computer in a vehicle is configured to receive one or more data collector inputs, detect an object proximate to the vehicle based on the one or more inputs,...
US-9,151,631 Vehicle fueling route planning
An estimated fuel consumption may be determined for a route for a vehicle. At least in part based on the estimated fuel consumption, it may be determined that...
US-9,151,364 Multiple speed transmission and method of operation
A family of transmissions has four planetary gear sets, five controllable clutches and brake, and a passive one way brake. Selective engagement of the brakes...
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