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US-9,233,710 Trailer backup assist system using gesture commands and method
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-9,233,679 Systems and methods for supplying gaseous fuel to an engine
Systems and methods for supplying gaseous fuel to an internal combustion engine are presented. In one example, a gaseous fuel pump is selectively activated to...
US-9,233,666 Shift-by-wire vehicle and method to verify securement
A vehicle includes both a transmission park mechanism and an electronic parking brake. As a failure management strategy, a controller monitors vehicle movement...
US-9,233,660 Armrest assembly including movable core
A side impact system for a vehicle includes a trim panel and an armrest core supported by the trim panel. The armrest core is moveable translationally relative...
US-9,233,586 Dual function tow hook
A dual function tow hook includes a body forming a tow hook and an integral step formed in the body. The integral step is recessed in an upper surface of the...
US-9,231,998 Vehicle-specific computation management system for cloud computing
A vehicle control and computation system interfaces a task controller in the vehicle with a vehicle-specific computation manager in a cloud network. A wireless...
US-9,231,261 System and method for minimizing fuel cell degradation after shutdown
A system and method is provided for minimizing the degradation of a fuel cell after shutdown by forcing remaining air out of a fuel cell system. Upon fuel cell...
US-9,230,443 Method and system for predictive vehicle systems performance selection for enhanced maneuverability
A predictive enhanced maneuverability system providing enhanced timely delivery of vehicle performance selection of chassis, and steering modes for potential...
US-9,230,431 Method and apparatus for determining traffic conditions
A system includes a vehicle processor configured to detect one or more brake presses. The processor is also configured to detect one or more accelerator...
US-9,229,704 Smart vehicle reflash with battery state of charge (SOC) estimator
Electronic modules in motor vehicles are reflashed without encountering errors due to insufficient electrical power becoming available during a reflashing. A...
US-9,229,452 Detection of and counter-measures for jackknife enabling conditions during trailer backup assist
A vehicle comprises a trailer angle detection apparatus and a trailer backup control system coupled to the trailer angle detection apparatus. The trailer angle...
US-9,228,923 Methods for an exhaust fluid sensor
Various methods are provided for diagnosing an exhaust fluid sensor disposed in an exhaust fluid passage. By monitoring the sensor during conditions when it is...
US-9,228,628 Crush-can attached to a frame rail through a vehicle body
An impact absorption assembly includes a bumper that is attached to a crush-can. The crush-can is assembled within a frame rail or other chassis frame member. A...
US-9,228,557 Method and system for expediting engine warm-up
Methods and systems are provided for improving crankcase ventilation by directing heated air to a crankcase. Air is drawn into the crankcase upon passage...
US-9,228,541 Partially sealed fuel vapor purge system
Systems and methods for operating an engine with a fuel vapor recovery system are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises, during a diurnal...
US-9,228,486 Method and systems for reducing charge air cooler condensate using a secondary intake throttle
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a secondary intake throttle based on condensate formation in a charge air cooler, the secondary throttle...
US-9,228,472 System for thermal management of a vehicle and method for vehicle cold start
A method, comprising during a vehicle engine cold start, opening a first valve coupled between a first container containing an adsorbent and a second container...
US-9,228,464 Method and device for controlling an internal combustion engine
Embodiments for heating a catalyst are provided. In one example, a method for controlling an internal combustion engine having an exhaust-gas aftertreatment...
US-9,228,458 Valve seat insert
In one example, a valve seat insert for a cylinder head seat pocket of an internal combustion engine is described. The valve seat insert comprises an annular...
US-9,227,630 Smoothing hybrid vehicle engine shutdown
A method of smoothing hybrid vehicle engine shutdown. A powered and rotating electric machine is used to slow deceleration of an unpowered and rotating engine...
US-9,227,628 Method and system for selecting an engine operating point for a hybrid vehicle
A vehicle includes a powertrain having an engine and an electric machine (M/G) connected by an upstream clutch, and a gearbox connected to the M/G by a torque...
US-9,227,622 Hybrid vehicle control for traveling over a grade
A method for controlling a hybrid vehicle having an engine includes automatically stopping the engine in response to vehicle power demand dropping below...
US-9,227,619 System and method for improved vehicle response during vehicle acceleration conditions
A vehicle control method for a vehicle having an internal combustion engine coupled to a torque converter is described. In one embodiment, the engine air flow...
US-9,227,610 Vacuum brake booster vacuum enhancer
A vacuum enhancer having four apertures, one of which is open to the atmosphere, wherein a piston selectively restricts fluid flow through an ejector based on a...
US-9,227,594 Resistance-based catalytic converter protection systems and configurations
A catalytic converter protection system that includes a controller, a catalytic converter having a housing, and a shorting element that has two terminals and is...
US-9,227,587 Vehicle oblique impact absorbing system
An instrument panel assembly includes a frame, a first airbag supported by the frame, a second airbag supported by the frame spaced from the first airbag, and...
US-9,227,585 Movable vehicle bumper
A vehicle bumper system, comprises a first bracket fixedly mounted to a bumper. A second bracket is fixedly mounted to a vehicle frame horn, the second bracket...
US-9,227,541 Composite modular rear seat structure frame
A vehicle seating assembly includes a plurality of horizontal members, a plurality of vertical members, and a plurality of corner members, which define a seat...
US-9,227,531 Autonomous vehicle with reconfigurable seats
A vehicle includes a passenger compartment and a bench seat located in the passenger compartment. The bench seat has a bottom portion and a back portion and is...
US-D747,034 Vehicle fog lamp cover
US-D747,033 Vehicle fog lamp bezel
US-D747,019 Vehicle fog lamp
US-D747,016 Vehicle liftgate lamp
US-D746,756 Vehicle wheel
US-D746,743 Vehicle fender
US-D746,742 Vehicle fender
US-D746,740 Vehicle hood
US-D746,739 Vehicle rear upper bumper cover
US-D746,738 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
US-D746,737 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover insert
US-D746,736 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
US-D746,735 Vehicle front upper bumper cover
US-D746,734 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-D746,733 Vehicle front upper bumper cover
US-9,219,472 Proximity switch assembly and activation method using rate monitoring
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
US-9,218,805 Method and apparatus for incoming audio processing
A system includes a processor configured to receive a verbal request to active an audio playback application on a remote device wirelessly connected to the...
US-9,218,739 Method for analyzing traffic flow at an intersection
A method for assisting a driver includes determining that a host vehicle and first and second surrounding vehicles are approaching an intersection on at least...
US-9,218,535 Arrangement and method for recognizing road signs
Various embodiments include a system and a method for recognizing road signs. An image of a road sign may be captured by least one image sensor. A vehicle...
US-9,213,522 Systems and methods for scheduling driver interface tasks based on driver workload
A vehicle includes at least one processor that receives an in-coming communication for a driver, routes the in-coming communication to a mail system in response...
US-9,213,084 Situational marking and awareness tag (SMART) beacon, system and method
A system and method are disclosed comprising a plurality of small independent light sources which are arranged in a mesh network and capable of exchanging data...
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