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US-9,827,970 Vehicle stopping assist and speed control system
A vehicle, a vehicle speed control system, and a method of controlling vehicle speed are provided. The vehicle may include a powertrain and a controller. The...
US-9,827,969 Controlling powertrain torque in a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine, both capable of providing torque to transmission gearing. A clutch is disposed between the...
US-9,827,955 Systems and methods to improve fuel economy using adaptive cruise in a hybrid electric vehicle when approaching...
A method for controlling a vehicle includes automatically controlling vehicle brakes to decelerate the vehicle at a braking deceleration rate in response to an...
US-9,827,950 Locking assembly and method with authenticated unlocking of electric vehicle supply equipment
An exemplary locking assembly includes, among other things, a lock that transitions between a first state that prevents disengaging electric vehicle supply...
US-9,827,947 Load limiting seat belt buckle assemblies
A seat belt buckle assembly includes a buckle housing; a plate extending from the buckle housing and defining a slot; and a bracket including a rivet engaged in...
US-9,827,939 Airbag with individually tunable compartments
An airbag includes a manifold having an outer panel and an inflation chamber defined at least in party by the outer panel. The airbag further includes a first...
US-9,827,935 Collision sensing apparatus
An apparatus includes a center component defining a center chamber therein and first and second side components defining first and second chambers therein,...
US-9,827,933 Energy absorber with fixed angled fins
An energy absorbing system includes a carrier having a wall extending along a longitudinal axis. The energy absorber has a first leg and a second leg extending...
US-9,827,931 Bumper reinforcing assembly
A vehicle front end includes a bumper and a carrier attached to the bumper. A plurality of fins are movably attached to the carrier and are spaced from each...
US-9,827,926 Cowl trim assembly with sliding cover
A cowl trim assembly is provided. That cowl trim assembly includes a panel and a sliding cover carried on the panel. More specifically, the panel includes a...
US-9,827,924 Methods and systems for loss of communication detection in a vehicle network
Methods and systems are provided for detecting loss of communication in a vehicle network. In one example, a method may include determining a diagnostic time...
US-9,827,914 Height adjustable load compartment floor system
A height adjustable floor system for a motor vehicle includes a load compartment floor having front and rear floor members that are pivotally connected together...
US-9,827,903 Illuminated trim panel
A light system for a vehicle is provided herein. The light system includes a trim panel having an upper portion disposed proximately to an opening. A light...
US-9,827,861 System and method for vehicle battery charging
A vehicle power system includes a traction battery and a battery charger. The battery charger has an electrical output and a capacitor electrically connected...
US-9,827,846 Traction battery cooling system
A vehicle includes a traction battery and a cooling system. The cooling system has a chiller, a radiator, and conduit and valving arranged to form a thermal...
US-9,827,829 Deployable vent for automotive ventilation system
A ventilation system is provided for a transportation vehicle having a passenger cabin with an interior trim surface. A stationary duct segment receives an...
US-9,827,827 Method for preventing condensation on vehicle windows
Methods and systems are described for preventing condensation on a windshield and other windows of a parked vehicle. One method includes following the vehicle...
US-9,827,818 Multi-stage solution for trailer hitch angle initialization
A system for initializing hitch angle detection is provided herein. An imaging device is configured to capture images of a trailer connected to a vehicle. A...
US-D804,116 Dust collector
US-9,824,589 Vehicle collision risk detection
A vehicle system includes a communication interface programmed to receive, at a host vehicle, signals transmitted from a target vehicle. The vehicle system...
US-9,824,512 Adjusting diagnostic tests based on collected vehicle data
A system comprising a processor is programmed to receive, from a plurality of vehicles, sets of diagnostic test data relating to a performed diagnostic test....
US-9,824,505 Method for triggering a vehicle system monitor
Methods and systems are provided for improving the frequency of attempting and successfully completing one or more on-board diagnostic routines. Engine...
US-9,824,300 Vehicle lane learning
A system of one or more computers can be configured to perform particular operations or actions by virtue of having software, firmware, hardware, or a...
US-9,824,178 Active bolster vent distribution for stress and load management
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-9,823,685 Acceleration and braking mechanism kit for a vehicle
An acceleration and braking mechanism kit autonomously controls a vehicle brake pedal and a vehicle accelerator pedal. The kit includes a support bracket and...
US-9,823,660 System for distance to stop
A distance to stop a vehicle is received. A trajectory including a plurality of acceleration segments, being respective portions of the trajectory prescribing...
US-9,823,349 Driver entry detector for a motor vehicle
Driver-detection technology includes various systems, methods, and apparatuses. For example, an active infrared (IR) sensor might be affixed in the driver's...
US-9,823,343 Digital beamforming based resolution of out-of-path targets showing up as in-path due to grating lobes in array...
An antenna system, such as a radar antenna system, includes an array of antenna elements and a controller. The controller outputs an in-path indicator in...
US-9,823,166 Coordinated testing in vehicle platoons
A vehicle computer is communicatively coupled to a portable computing device and is programmed to determine, in a lead vehicle, that one or more conditions for...
US-9,823,088 Custom navigational data based on user recognition
An image of a vehicle user is captured. The image is compared to a corresponding account image in a preset profile. It is determined whether the image matches...
US-9,823,081 Vehicle passenger identification
At least one first model represents a person. A request to pick up a passenger includes a first location and a personal identifier for the passenger. A vehicle...
US-9,823,009 Method and system for de-icing a heat exchanger
Methods and systems for de-icing an exterior heat exchanger of a vehicle's heat pump are presented. In one example, a positive temperature coefficient (PTC)...
US-9,822,908 Hydroform tube and method of forming
A hydroform tube includes a first end and a second end. The hydroform tube includes a plurality of sides including a first side and a second side, and a fillet...
US-9,822,856 Multi-speed transmission
A family of transmission gearing arrangements each establish at least one reverse gear ratio and between nine and fifteen forward gear ratios. A shiftable...
US-9,821,799 Vehicle pump condition response method and assembly
An exemplary pump condition response method includes, in response to a pump condition, operating an engine to discontinue or prevent a first stop-start cycle...
US-9,821,717 Box step with release button that illuminates
A step assembly of a vehicle is provided herein. The step assembly includes a box step having a release button that luminesces in response to excitation light...
US-9,821,697 Inflatable cushion disposed between front and rear seats of a vehicle
A vehicle includes a floor, a rear seat, and a front seat rotatable relative to the rear seat from a first position facing the rear seat to a second position...
US-9,821,681 Vehicle seat position sensing
A vehicle system includes a base, a seat rotatably disposed on the base, a magnet generating a magnetic field, and a sensor. The sensor is programmed to measure...
US-9,821,678 Battery enclosure having T-shaped guides on the outer surface for stiffeners and impact absorbing elements
A battery housing for a traction motor battery of a vehicle is disclosed that includes attachments retained by parallel T-shaped guides on the outer surface of...
US-9,821,620 Method for operating a tilting running gear and an active tilting running gear for a non-rail-borne vehicle
A method of operating a tilting running gear for a non-rail-borne vehicle having at least one actuator is disclosed. The method includes calculating an angle of...
US-9,819,426 System and method for remote keyless system characterization
Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a system and method for characterizing the radio frequency (RF) functionality of a vehicle remote keyless...
US-9,819,063 Climate control system for a vehicle
A vehicle includes a refrigerant system having an intermediary heat exchanger, an exterior heat exchanger, and an expansion device disposed therebetween. The...
US-9,819,062 Traction battery assembly with thermal device
A traction battery includes a first thermal plate disposed within a case, and cells disposed on the first thermal plate. A bracket arrangement is disposed...
US-9,818,516 High temperature hybrid permanent magnet
In at least one embodiment, a hybrid permanent magnet is disclosed. The magnet may include a plurality of anisotropic regions of a Nd--Fe--B alloy and a...
US-9,818,501 Multi-coated anodized wire and method of making same
An insulated electric conductor having a copper core, a layer of aluminum formed on the copper core, and a second layer of aluminum in the form of high-purity...
US-9,818,299 Vehicle-to-vehicle intersection navigation control
A host vehicle computer is programmed to receive intersection arrival data via vehicle-to-vehicle communications from one or more secondary vehicles. The...
US-9,818,246 System and method for gesture-based control of a vehicle door
A control system for a vehicle door includes a power assist device coupled between a door and a door opening of the vehicle and a sensor. The system further...
US-9,816,898 Testing fixture for vehicle rollover simulation
A testing fixture for a vehicle includes a tube and a piston slideably disposed in the tube. A seat belt D-ring is mounted t the piston. An actuator is...
US-9,816,605 Method of mitigating overshoot in transmission shift selector
The present disclosure relates to various shift selector assemblies having a shift gate with a plurality of indentations corresponding to transmission shift...
US-9,816,544 Method of forming a grounding point on an aluminum member
A method of providing an electrical grounding point on an aluminum structural member of a motor vehicle. The member is hydro-formed to produce a closed...
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